Research Papers/Topics in Physical And Health Education

Knowledge, Attitude And Practicesof Nurses In Promoting Antenatalphysicalexercises In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACTAntenatal physical exercises have proven to be beneficial. Less than 50% of pregnantwomen worldwide meet exercise recommendations. Sixty-seven percent (67%) ofdeliveries in Kakamega County are conducted by a skilled provider (Nurse/midwife) andoccur in tier 2 and 3 health facilities. Maternal mortality in Kakamega County is316:100,000 live births. The main objective of the study was to determineNurses’/midwives' knowledge, attitude and practice in promoting antenatal physicalexercis...

Knowledge Of Psychological Principles. An Antecedent For Effective And Result Oriented Sports Management

IntroductionManaging any activity that involves the input of human beings requires proper harmonization of all variables in order to achieve the set objectives and goals of such endeavour in which Sport management, is no exception. Management has been described as the process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling the use of an organization resources to effectively and economically attain its objective. Bittel et al (1984). A sport organization can be likened to a system; th...

Ethical and methodological challenges involved in research on sexual violence in Nigeria

ABSTRACT Research 011 sexual violence is fraught with ethical and methodol.ogical challenges due to its sensitive nature. Thispaper describes the ethical and methodol.ogical challenges encountered in planning and conducting two exploratorystudies on sexual violence that included in-depth interviews of eight female adolescent rape survivors in Thadan andfoul' manied women in Lagos Nigeria who were raped,forced to periorm sexual acts and sexually deprived. The firstchallenge encountered wa...

Adequacy Of Movement Education As A Programme For Physical Education In Some Primary Schools In The City Of Lagos

ABSTRACTAdequacy Of Movement Education As A Programme For Physical Education In Some Primary Schools In The City Of Lagos sought to investigate the extent to which movement education can adequately lead to the realisation of physical education objectives

Effect Of Endorphin Release Therapy On Pain And Range Of Motion Of Injured Senior High School Athletes In Central Region, Ghana

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Endorphin Release Therapy (ERT) on pain and Range of Motion (ROM) of joints among injured Senior High School (SHS) athletes in the Central Region of Ghana. A purposive sample of 62 SHS injured athletes from the Central Region participated in the quasi-experimental study. Quantitative data were collected by the use of an orthopedic mobility scanner; a standard goniometer and 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale. The reported intra examiner ...

Factors Influencing Female Teacher-Trainees’ Non Participation In Physical Activity And Sports In Colleges Of Education In Ashanti Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing female teacher-trainees’ non-participation in physical activity and sports in Colleges of Education in Ashanti Region of Ghana. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 351 was selected from a population of 2,911 and simple random sampling technique was used to select participants for the study. Questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Descriptive ...

Comparison Of Maternal Health Literacy Between Rural And Urban Women In Komenda-Edina-Eguafo Abrem District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Maternal health literacy has been identified as key predictor of maternal healthcare service utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in maternal health literacy between women residing in rural and urban areas of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem district. The study employed a cross-section correlational design. Respondents included 448 women of childbearing ages residing in rural and urban areas selected through compact segment sampling. Info...

Knowledge And Utilisation Of Partograph By Midwives In Public Health Facilities In The Cape Coast Metropolis

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find out midwives’ level of knowledge and utilisation of the partograph in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Five public health facilities within the Cape Coast Metropolis were selected for the study. Quantitative cross sectional study design was adopted to collect data from 150 midwives at the maternity units of the five public health facilities. Univariate analysis was used to summarize data in terms of frequency distributions of the variabl...

Factors Associated With The Decline In Hiv And Aids Prevalence Rate In Volta Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACTThe research aims at finding out the opinion of health and medical personnel in the Volta Region about the factors that contributed to the decline in HIV and AIDS prevalence rate in the region from 2006 to 2008. Three research questions were asked to guide the review of related literature on the above mentioned research topic.Simple random sampling was used to select 10 hospitals in the region for the study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 250 respondents, thus 25 ...

Evaluation Of Physical Fitness Characteristics Of Officers And Men Of The Armed Forces In Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The physical fitness of members of the Nigerian armed forces is of great importance to their mobility and health. Available studies have centred on growth, development and combat readiness of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) but have not critically examined their Physical Fitness Characteristics (PFC) as recommended by the United Nations Military Fitness Established Norms (UNMFNs). Therefore, this study evaluated Resting Heart Rate (RHR), Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP), Diastolic...

BREAST EXAMINATION PRACTICES OF WOMEN AT HO IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to find out whether women at Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana have been engaging in breast examination practices for early detection of breast abnormality and also to find out about factors that would influence the women to examine their breasts. The study was a descriptive survey. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 1,259 women. Descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression were used to analyse the data. Th...

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MIXED ABILITY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN CENTRAL REGION

ABSTRACT The purpose for this study was to investigate the strategies adopted by Physical Education (PE) teachers to manage students’ diversity in Mixed Ability Classes (MAC) and also to examine the factors that influence teachers’ choice of teaching strategies for MAC during instruction as well as the challenges teachers encounter in teaching MAC. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The entire population of 135 trained PE teachers was purposively sampled for t...

FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF CHOPBAR WORKERS IN THE KOMENDA EDINA EGUAFO ABIRIM MUNICIPALITY OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the level of knowledge and attitudes of chopbar workers towards food safety. The study also examined the food safety practices among chopbar workers in KEEA Municipality and find out the relationship between chopbar workers’ food safety knowledge and food safety practices. Cluster sampling and purposive sampling procedures were employed to sample 147 chopbar workers in the Municipality to respond to a researcher-designed instrum...

ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVELS OF SOCCER REFEREES IN RELATION TO THEIR PERFORMANCES DURING OFFICIATING IN GHANA

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the physical fitness levels of soccer referees in relation to the performances they exhibit during officiating in Ghana. The cross-sectional survey design was employed to shape the study. The stratified and proportionate multistage sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 65 from the three belts of the country. The physical fitness test results of referees accredited by the RAG were compared with the referees’ officiating performance reports. Data c...


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