Research Papers/Topics in Home Science

Consumption Pattern Of Antioxidant Rich Foods By Middle Aged Adults In Enugu North Local Government Area Enugu State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This epidemiological study was to elicit information on the consumption pattern of antioxidant rich foods among middle-aged adults in Enugu North local government area, Enugu State, Nigeria. Four hundred adult men and women aged 40-60 years were used for the study. Multiple- staged stratified random sampling technique was used for selection of the subjects used for the study. The respondents were randomly selected from 10 streets in the 5 urban zones making up the Enugu North l...

Assessment Of Diabetes Management Regimens And Effect Of Diabetes Educational Intervention Among Diabetics Attending Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi Anambra State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study investigated diabetes management regimens and effect of diabetes educational intervention on diabetics attending Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital(NAUTH), Nnewi. A total of 146 diabetics were interviewed with structured questionnaire to obtain information on their lifestyles, diabetes management, diabetes knowledge and compliance to management regimens. Diabetes educational intervention materials were developed to educate the subjects on 3 crucial areas of ...

Nutrient Potential Of Wild And Cultivated Edible Mushrooms And Their Possible Use In Fortifying Snacks For Pre-School And School Children

ABSTRACTThe study determined the nutrient composition of wild and cultivated edible mushrooms, andexplored their use of cultivated Pleurotus tuber-regium in food-to-food fortification. Wild ediblemushrooms (Pleurotus tuber-regium, Pholiota mutabilis, Pleurotus ostreatus, Corprinusdisseminates, and Peziza badioconfusa Korf) were collected from different parts of theUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) residential quarters and identified in the Department ofBotany, UNN. Cultivated Pleurotus tube...

Comparative Study Of Vitamin A And Anthropometric Status Of Children Aged 6-24 Months In Urban And Rural Communities In Kaduna State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTThis invest igat ion centered on Vi tamin A and anthropomet r ic status of 400children aged 6-24 months in urban and rural communi t ies in Kaduna Southlocal government area, Nigeria. Select ion of chi ldren was through systemat icsampl ing technique. Two hundred children from each communi ty, ninety fourmales (94) and one hundred and six (106) females from Makera (urban) andninety three males (93) and one hundred and seven (107) females fromKinkinau ( rural) communi t ies completed t...

Identifying The Influence Of Male Household Heads On The Expected Outcomes Of Enam Project Community-Based Interventions

 Background More than a decade ago, UNICEF developed a conceptual framework for malnutrition in which inadequate food intake was identified as an immediate cause of child malnutrition (UNICEF, 1997). Inadequate food intake by children is often a consequence of suboptimal child feeding practices (Latham, 1997). Optimal child feeding practices is a function of household food supply (quantity and quality) and intra-household food allocation practices. In developing countries, gender i...

Assessment of ergonomic practices in garment production workshops in madina, accra and their impact on output.

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to assess the ergonomic practices of garment producers in Madina, Accra. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 100 registered members of the Madina Branch of the Tailors and Dressmakers Association. The results were hand-coded and presented using frequency and percentage distributions, pie and bar charts. The chi-square statistic was used to test the hypothesis. The respondents were aged between 19 and 44 years. Eighty-one per cent w...

AN Evaluation And Nutrition Education Intervention For Improved Child Feeding And Care Behaviors of Rural Mothers in Eha-Amufu, Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT    This study evaluated the effectiveness of a nutrition education intervention for improved child feeding and caregiving behaviours of rural mothers of poor farm households of Enugu State, Nigeria, using a positive deviant approach. A cross-sectional quantitative and qualitative survey (using an experimental design) was conducted to identify positive deviant mother-child pairs and their uncommon feeding and care practices. A multistage sampling technique was used in t...

Assessment of The Feeding Practices, Vitamin A, Iron, Zinc And Anthropometrics Status of Under-Five Children in Orphanages of Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

ABSTRACT The study was undertaken to assess the feeding practices, anthropometric indices, vitamin A, zinc and iron status of under-five orphans living in Federal Capital Territory orphanages, Abuja. A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted using 200 orphans (96 males and 104 females) aged between 0-5 years living in ten orphanages. The subjects were purposively selected for the study and 20% of sub-sample was randomly selected for biochemical analysis and weighed food inta...

Evaluation Of The Potential Of Adding Tiger Nut Milk And Soy Milk Into Cheese Making.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of incorporating tiger nut milk and soy milk in cheese making. In all 16 different formulations were prepared from tiger nut milk, soy milk and cow milk. Texture analysis, colour evaluation and chemical analysis were carried out on all the 16 cheese samples. Two parameters were measured (firmness and fracturability). Protein, fat, moisture content and pH were determined with respect to the chemical analysis. For the c...

Evaluation Of The Potential Of Adding Tiger Nut Milk And Soy Milk Into Cheese Making

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of incorporating tiger nut milk and soy milk in cheese making. In all 16 different formulations were prepared from tiger nut milk, soy milk and cow milk. Texture analysis, colour evaluation and chemical analysis were carried out on all the 16 cheese samples. Two parameters were measured (firmness and fracturability). Protein, fat, moisture content and pH were determined with respect to the chemical analysis. For the c...

Lived Experiences Of Female Basic School Dropouts: A Social Capital Perspective

ABSTRACT The undesirable impact of female school dropout has attracted attention from governments, stakeholders, national as well as multinational institutions to look at the phenomenon from various perspectives. This study was conducted to gain insight into the causes of basic school dropout behaviour among females in the Narhman community, Accra, within a social capital framework. A cross sectional design with a qualitative approach was used to interview eighteen respondents usin...

Apprenticeship System Of ’’Wayside" Seamstresses From Selected Neighbourhoods In Accra.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the apprenticeship system of fifty seamstresses and fifty apprentices from Achimota, Legon and Madina neighbourhoods of Accra. A stratified sampling technique was used to select the respondents from these neighbourhoods. The respondents were interviewed by the researcher, using two separate structured questionnaires: One for the seamstresses and the other for the apprentices. A non-obtrusive observational guide was also used to evalu...

Quality And Knowledge of Best Practices in Early Childhood Programmes : Perceptions of Parents And Teachers

ABSTRACT Developmental and Educational psychologists continually set research-based quality standards in Early Childhood Education. However, not much is known on the level of quality and the practices in the early childhood centers in Ghana. This research explored the concepts of quality and best practices, internationally known as Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP), in four (4) early childhood settings in Haatso, a cosmopolitan suburb in the Ga-East District of Greater Accra, ...

The Relationship Between Women's Economic Activities And The Adequacy Of Feeding Their Pre-School Children: The Case Of HO In The Volta Region

ABSTRACT The study examined the Relationship Between Women's Economic Activities and the Adequacy of Feeding their PreSchool children at Ho in the Volta Region. The main aim of this project was to find out the relationship between the length of time mothers spent away from home and feeding adequacy which was assessed by growth performance of the children. In all 70 working mothers with children aged 24 - 60 months were studied. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect...


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