Research Papers/Topics in Applied Health

Determinants Of Participation In Sports Among Students With Hearing Impairment In Secondary Schools For The Deaf In Kenya

ABSTRACTEffective engagement of sports among students with hearing impairment has physiological, psychological, intellectual and societal benefits (Riungu, 2002; Smith, 2004). Although there has been great emphasis on sports and health related activities among students, there is a general concern that students with disabilities do not frequently participate in such activities. This study proceeded from the assumption that students with hearing impairment have no visible disability and therefo...

Effect Of Exchange And Absorption Potential In The Distorted Wave Calculation Of Electron Impact Excitation Of Auto Ionizing State Of Rubidium

ABSTRACTStudy of electron impact excitation of autoionizing states of alkali atoms is very important because it can explain the additional peaks which appear in the ionization curve of the alkali atoms. Very many researches have been made on the research of electron impact excitation of autoionizing states of alkalis using close coupling method, R-matrix and Distorted Wave Method. But in the Distorted Wave applied to electron impact excitation of rubidium atom only the real potential i.e. sta...

Clients’ Satisfaction With Hiv/Aids Care Services Offered At The Comprehensive Care Centre Machakos District Hospital, Kenya.

ABSTRACTVirtually unheard of three decades ago, AIDS is, at the turn of the century, one of the best known and most talked about diseases on the globe. The study sought to establish clients‟ satisfaction with HIV/AIDS care services offered at the Machakos District Hospital CCC and the possible factors that influence their satisfaction. A lot of resources have been channelled towards the fight against the pandemic but very little has been done on satisfaction of those services from the recip...

Determination Of Essential Trace Elements In Selected Medicinal Plants And Their Aqueous Extracts

ABSTRACTIt is becoming increasingly evident that trace elements such as chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), vanadium (V) and iron (Fe) are therapeutically useful as they play vital role in immune boosting. It is therefore possible that effectiveness of certain medicinal plants may be due to either interaction of the metals with organic molecules or these trace elements alone are effective in improving or boosting immunity. There has been an increased use of medicinal plants due to high ...

Effects Of Consolidation Parameters On Creep, Fatigue And Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour Of Self-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites

ABSTRACT Environmental concerns, production costs, reprocessability, and weight of traditional polymer-based composites are major issues that have heightened research in the field of materials science. Thus research on the development of new classes of composites called self-reinforced polymer composites has intensified. Self-reinforced polypropylene composites prepared by compression moulding were examined in this study. This study produced composites (SRPPCs) reinforced with polypropylene f...

Eutrophication Model For Simulating The Transport Of Total Nitrogen And Total Phosphorus In Winam Gulf Lake Victoria

ABSTRACTLake Victoria has experienced eutrophication problems. These problems may be attributed to pollution due to expanding population, a rapidly developing technology and increased industrial and food production. Eutrophication in Lake Victoria is evident from the average total nitrogen to total phosphorus (TN: TP) ratio in Winam Gulf Lake Victoria of 5.89 which is below 16.1 the ratio of a balanced aquatic system. Low TN: TP ratio promotes excessive growth of algae which during decomposit...

Numerical Simulation Model For Nitrate Fate And Transport Processes In Groundwater Around Lake Naivasha Area, Kenya

ABSTRACT Contamination of groundwater by nutrients originating from agricultural activities is an international environmental issue. Nitrogen leaches to groundwater in the form of nitrate, which is very mobile with negligible sorption. Field studies of groundwater quality around Lake Naivasha have indicated nitrate contamination from the agricultural activities in the area. In this study a numerical model simulating nitrate fate and transport processes in groundwater at this place was d...

Assessment Of Water Resources Utilization And Management In Chahi Sub-Catchment, Kisoro District, Uganda

ABSTRACT There is a growing global concern over the future of the world‟s water resources due to the preceding vulnerability. Some of the factors contributing to the increase in water resources vulnerability include population growth and poor land use practices. This study assessed the local uses and management of water resources and the local coping mechanisms, identified the drivers of water resources scarcity and evaluated the opportunities and challenges of managing water resource...

Levels Of Industrial Pollutants And Their Effects On Water Resources And Livelihoods Along Msimbazi Sub Catchment- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Water is considered fundamental to development due to its contribution to economic growth and human welfare. Yet, most human activities such as agriculture, domestic and industrial pollute water resources. Industries use water in different processes and if not well managed, they pollute water bodies. The study assessed the levels of industrial pollutants and their effects on water resources and livelihoods along Msimbazi sub catchment. Specifically, the study determined the typ...

Measurement Of Complete Blood Count Among Sudanese Pregnant Women Attended In Military Hospital Omdurman

AbstractThis is an analytical descriptive study aimed to measure the complete bloodcount of Sudanese pregnant women who attended the Military Hospital inOmdurman ,during January - April 2015.The study included hundred healthy pregnant women . Two ml of venous bloodwere collected in EDTA anticoagulant for complete blood count which wasmeasured by Sysmex(Kx_21N). Data were analyzed by independent test andone way ANOVA test using SPSS computer program version11.5 .The pregnant women were d...

Health-Related Quality Of Life And Needs Of Care And Support Of Adult Tanzanians With Cancer: A Mixed-Methods Study

Abstract Background: Cancer is among the three leading causes of death in low income countries and the highest increase with regard to incidence figures for cancer diseases are found in these countries. This is the first report of the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and needs of care and support of adult Tanzanians with cancer. Methods: A mixed-methods design was used. The study was conducted at Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. One hundred and one pat...

SLEEP QUALITY AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

    Sleep is a condition of body and mind which typically recurs for plenty of hours every night where the muscles are relaxed, the nervous system is inactive, and consciousness is temporarily suspended. It is also a natural part of human life. It is practically related to learning, practice, and  physical and mental health of a person (Jalali et al., 2020). The capacity of an individual in learning, academic performance, and neural-behavioral functions are affected b...

The Extent Of Physical Education Teachers’ Compliance With The Professional Code Of Ethics And Conduct In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Every profession considers the development and application of the Professional Code of Ethics and Conduct (PCEC) as a means of maintaining acceptable professional standards. As for the teaching profession, teachers are supposed to exhibit high level of professionalism by showing high ethical and moral standards in their relationships with other educational stakeholders. This is also imperative for PE teachers since their work involves close interactions with students in and out...

The Effect Of Group A Streptococcus On Maternal And Neonatal Morbidity In Windhoek

ABSTRACT Purpose of the research: Globally, puerperal infections cause morbidity in 5-10% of all pregnant women each year. To date, there is very little data in Namibia on the colonization and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of S. pyogenes in pregnant women and neonates. This study aimed at determining the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and genetic based resistance of the isolates from pregnant women at 35 weeks to 37 weeks gestation and neonates at 6 week postdeliv...

The Adequacy of Iron deficiency Anaemia (IDA) investigations and management thereof within the Namibian private health care system.

AbstractAnaemia is a widespread public health problem with major consequences for humanhealth as well as social and economic development (WHO 2004). It is defined as acondition characterised by haemoglobin concentration below established normalreference levels that differ according to age, gender, population and other aspectssuch as the geographical location and altitude (Silver, 2014). Iron deficiency anaemia(IDA) is the most common type of anaemia. It is characterized by reduced red bloodce...


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