Research Papers/Topics in Applied Health

Knowledge And Perception Of Risk Of Anaemia During Pregnancy Among Pregnant Women In Ablekuma South

ABSTRACTIntroduction: Worldwide it is estimated that about half of all pregnant women are anaemic. In Ghana, the incidence of pregnant women with anaemia has increased and this accounts for about 20% of maternal mortality. This study therefore sought to investigate the knowledge and perception of the risk of anaemia during pregnancy and adherence to iron supplements among pregnant women in Ablekuma South.Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 384 pregnant women in ...

Community Management Of Buruli Ulcer Wounds And Scars In The Akuapem South Municipality

ABSTRACT Introduction: Buruli Ulcer (BU) is an environmental pathogen found in poor rural communities of tropical and sub-tropical regions. BU, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, is a debilitating disease of the skin and underlying tissues which starts as a painless nodule, oedema or plaque and could develop into painful and massive ulcers that might result in severe and permanent functional disabilities, if not treated well. Methods: This cross-sectional exploratory study exam...

Patient’s Perception Of Diabetes And Its Management Among Patients At La General Hospital

ABSTRACT The prevalence of diabetes is on the increase in the world, however, the rate in sub-Saharan Africa requires urgent attention from health workers. This is because the complications associated with diabetes range from physical to mental health issues leading to shortage of human capital. One of the key issues in diabetes management is self-care practices and these practices are influenced by varied factors. This study examined the influence of diabetes attitude, knowledge ...

Stigma And Discriminations Suffered By Mental Patients And Their Caregivers In The Ho Municipality Of Ghana

Stigma and discrimination is becoming a global issue that permeates many communicable diseases. Stigma creates a barrier between the sick and the rest of society that prevents them from acting on their instinctive desire to seek curative treatment that will enable them to reenter into their everyday social activity. This study was done in Ho Municipality of Ghana. It explored the forms of stigmatization and discrimination against mental disorders, social meaning and the&nb...

Clients’ Perception Of Comprehensive Abortion Care At La General Hospital In Accra

Introduction: Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) service is aimed at providing safe abortion and post abortion care in order to reduce the risks associated with unsafe abortion. The main objective of this study was to explore clients’ perceptions of CAC at the La General Hospital.Method: This was a qualitative study using In-depth interviews to explore clients’ perception of CAC among women who visited the CAC unit of the La General Hospital. The participants were purpo...

The Use Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) For The Management Of Hypertension Among Patients Seeking Health Care At The Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (Lekma) Hospital

ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use appears to be on the increase globally and there is an increased rate of usage among hypertensive patients. The main objective of the study was to describe CAM use among hypertensive patients for the management of hypertension.METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional survey involving 209 hypertensive patients seeking health care at Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) hospital was conducted. Demographic data, pattern of CAM ...

Hiv/Aids Related Risk Perception And Sexual Practices In Osu Klotfey Sub-Metropolitan Area Of Accra

ABSTRACTAn individual's knowledge of HI V transmission and accurate assessment of their ownrisk is key in adopting safer sexual practices. Evidence suggests prevalence of HIV I AIDSamong Ghanaians has seen a steady decline over the years; however there are reports ofnew infection among various populations despite on-going interventions. [email protected] education among youth and other special groups is very vital in contributingto further decline in the overall prevalence of HIV / AIDS. Thi...

The Influence Of Free Maternal Services On Supervised Delivery In The Kadjebi District Of The Volta Region

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Increasing the proportion of birth supervised by skilled birth attendants is an internationally agreed objective. However, available data indicate that little progress has been made in Ghana and the Sub-Saharan Africa. Though there is over 80% coverage of antenatal attendance in Ghana, there is a pervasive maternal services utilization that would result in an increase in skilled supervised delivery. Yet, there may be some mediating factors that are poorly understo...

Factors Affecting Hiv Counseling And Testing Among Tertiary Students In The Ho Municipality

ABSTRACT Background HIV/AIDS continues to have a staggering impact on people’s health and on the social and economic stability of nations. HIV Counselling and Testing is one of the key strategies in the prevention and control of HIV and AIDS worldwide AIDS worldwide. This study therefore sought to determine factors that determine the choice to test for HIV among tertiary students in the Ho municipality. Method A quantitative cross –sectional study was conducted. Study population w...

Factors Influencing Sustainability Of Community-Based Health Volunteers Activities In The Kassena-Nankana East And West Districts Of Northern Ghana

ABSTRACT An increasing demand for health care services and getting health care closer to doorsteps of communities coupled with the shortage of professional health care providers has made health service managers resort to seeking greater collaboration with communities and the use of nonprofessional health workers to provide health care services to people in communities. Community volunteerism in Ghana has therefore, been identified as an effective strategy in the implementation of Primary...

Community Perceptions Of Male Sterilization As A Birth Control Method In The La Dadekotopon Municipality, Accra

ABSTRACT Background Male sterilization is a simple, safe and less expensive method of birth control, equally effective as other forms of permanent birth control measures, yet least known and patronized. Vasectomy does not only provide health benefits to the user and his direct family, but to the whole population, by reducing and regulating it. Therefore the study sought to explore the community perceptions, level of knowledge on male sterilization, availability of services and reasons ...

An Investigation Into The Expectations And Evaluations Of Prenatal Classes DY Groups Of Expectant Mothers Attending The Classes

ABSTRACTThis research is an attempt to find out, through the expectations and evaluations of prenatal classes by groups of expectant parents at tending the classes, why particular groups of pregnant women appear to attend prenatal classes more than other groups. The subjects included primigravidas and multi gravidas. The data was collected through participant observation and tape recording of the prenatal classes, discussions with the c l ass instructor, the subjects' hospital records ...

Alcohol Use Among Senior High School Stubents In The Ga Central Municipality

ABSTRACT Introduction and Objectives: The second cycle institution corresponds with late adolescents. Adolescence is a period marked by increasing participation in health risky behaviors such as alcohol use. The use of alcohol at this critical age can lead to serious health outcomes such as causing harm to body organs such as the liver and sometimes injuries. It is also associated with negative social and behavioral consequences such as unsafe sexual behavior. This study therefore ...

Factors Influencing The Utilization Of Health Services For Supervised Delivery By Mothers In Lower Manya Krobo District

ABSTRACT The objective of the study was to investigate the factors that influence mothers’ utilization of health services for supervised delivery in the Lower Manya Krobo District. A cross-sectional study was made. The study involved the administration of structured questionnaires to collect information from 350 women with children under one year in the Lower Manya Krobo district. In-depth interviews were carried out with service managers (Midwives) and community leaders. A combi...

Perception And Practices Of Pica Among Pregnant Women In The La Nkwantanang- Madina Municipal

ABSTRACTIntroductionResearch from several Western countries has revealed that most pregnant women are likely to engage in pica practice. Despite the dangers associated with pica and its prevalence in various communities across the world and particularly in Ghana, most pregnant women still engage in the practice.Investigation was conducted to assess perception and practices of pica among pregnant women in La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal.MethodsA descriptive cross –sectional design was used a...


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