Research Papers/Topics in Health Promotion and Education

Integrating Modern and Traditional Health Practices in Nigeria: Challenges and the Way Forward

AbstractThis paper provides valid reasons necessitating the integration of modern and traditional health practices and systems in Nigeria in view of the growing national and global demand for herbal products. Integration of modern and traditional health systems in Nigeria is important in order to harness the enormous benefits inherent in an integrated healthcare system such as: more health manpower, wider health coverage, better utilization of the vast biodiversity of the country and better h...

Culinary Herbs and Spices for Promotion of Health and Wellness in Nigeria

Nigeria has several culinary herbs and spices with medicinal, pharmaceutical and industrial uses. This paper presents the importance of selected culinary herbs and spices for promotion of health and wellness in Nigeria, such as: ginger (Zingiber officinale), garlic (Allium sativum), black pepper (Piper nigrum), African nutmeg (Monodora myristica), alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta), negro pepper (Xylopia aethiopica), aidan tree (Tetrapleura tetraptera), African basil (Ocimum gratissimum),...

Early Sexual Behaviour And Its Influence On School Participation By Pupils In Primary Schools In Nguutani Division, Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACTHuman beings are sexual beings. They will therefore exhibit sexual behaviour at different ages in their lives. Primary school children have been engaging in sexual behaviour, an activity inappropriate to their age. Despite the government’s effort (through the Ministry of Education) to integrate health education topics in the curriculum and the teaching of Christian Religious Education (C.R.E) which deals with moral values and guidance and counseling in schoo...

Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviour and Education Needs Adolescents in Northern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Adolescence is marked by progression from the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics to sexual and reproductive maturity. Curiosity about bodily changes is heightened. However, adolescents' perceived sexuality education needs have been poorly documented. A survey of 989 adolescents from 24 North-Eastern Nigerian secondary schools yielded information on socio-demographic characteristics, reproductive health knowledge, sexual activities and sexuality education needs. ...

Potential risk of HIV transmission in barbering practice among professional barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract  Background: There is a growing concern that barbering procedures could create opportunities for HIV transmission. However, little is known about Nigerian barbers' practices relating to the prevention of HIV. Objectives: This study assessed the precautionary measures for the prevention of HIV among commercial barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria.  Methods: Data were collected using validated checklist to directly observe ninety barbering procedures in forty-five barber shops r...

Knowledge Of Risk Factors And Health Implications Of Obesity Among Women Of Reproductive Age In Ibadan South-West Local Government Area, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Obesity is one of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) of public health concern globally with negative impact on Reproductive Health (RH). Previous researches have shown that obesity is associated with other NCDs but there is dearth of information on the knowledge of the effect of obesity on RH among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA). This study was carried out to assess the knowledge of Risk Factors (RFs) and Health Implications (HIs) of obesity among WRA in Ibadan South-West Lo...

Effect of Educational Interventions on Hiv/Aids Knowledge, Sexual Behavior and Perceived Self-Efficacy among Female Apprentices in Benin-City, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Globally female youths are disproportionately affected by HIV. They tend to participate in more risky sexual activities especially those in apprenticeship. In Nigeria, interventions addressing the reproductive health needs of female youths are scarce. This study was carried out to compare the relative effectiveness of three interventions: peer education, education by instructors and a combination of the two on HIV prevention and safer sex among female apprentices in Benin-City....

Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude And Practices Of Emergency Contraceptive Provision To Clients In Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Emergency Contraceptives (ECs) are highly effective for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy for up to 72hrs after unprotected sexual intercourse. Timely provision of emergency contraceptives services to clients by nurses can play a vital role in reducing the rate of unplanned pregnancies, abortion and maternal mortality. In Nigeria, there is limited information on competence of nurses on provision of EC services. This study was designed to determine nurses’ knowledge, attitu...