Research Papers/Topics in Applied Health

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...

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...

Knowledge, Attitude And Perceptions Of Contraceptive Use Among Second Cycle Institutions In The Adentan Municipality

ABSTRACTIt has become very necessary to study seemingly increasing rate of negative sexual behaviour among adolescents. In the Ghanaian society, many adolescents are ignorant of the various forms of contraceptive methods available and how they are effectively used, despite significant numbers being sexually active. This study seeks to understand the factors that influence the knowledge, attitude and perception of contraceptives amongst second cycle institutions in the Adentan Municipality.The...

Perceptions Of Genetically Modified Foods (Gmfs) And Its Perceived Risks And Benefits On Health Among University Of Ghana (Ug) Students

ABSTRACT Introduction -Genetically modified foods (GMFs) are foods containing Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients produced by using modern molecular and cellular biology techniques. People are widely exposed to GM foods through either direct or indirect consumption of processed foods produced using GM ingredients. After the inception of the first commercial GMFs in the early 90s, contentions arose with regards to the potential benefits and risks to human health and the environment. M...

Health Seeking Behaviours For Malaria Treatment: A Study Among International Students In The University Of Ghana Legon.

ABSTRACT Malaria is one of the most challenging Public Health issues in the developing world. To combat malaria effects in highly endemic areas, several interventions are employed by stakeholders. A questionnaire-based descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out to assess health-seeking behaviours for malaria treatment among international students in the University of Ghana, Legon. A systematic sampling method was used to select 264 International students. Consent was sought from...

The Use Of Traditional Medicine Among Pregnant Women In Agotime-Ziope District

ABSTRACT Treatment with traditional medicine during pregnancy is believed to prevent malaria, miscarriage, ensure proper growth of the foetus and to cure piles, anemia, waist and abdominal pains and to strengthen the womb to accommodate the foetus. The purpose of the study was to determine how pregnant women perceive traditional medicine, prevalence and the types of traditional medicines use during pregnancy among women attending antenatal clinic at Kpetoe and Ziope clinics in Agotime-Z...

Perception Of Risks Of Cervical Cancer Among University Of Ghana Female Students

ABSTRACT Cervical cancer affects women between ages 15-44 years. Human Papillomavirus types 16 and 18 are the main causes of cervical cancer. Women with active sex life, who do not use condom during sexual intercourse, who have multiple sex partners, women who smoke and prolong use of oral contraceptives are mostly at risk. This study seeks to understand the perception of risks of cervical cancer among University of Ghana female students. The study was cross-sectional and employed the ...

Factors Influencing Domiciliary Deliveries In The West Gonja District

ABSTRACT This study was done to explore the factors influencing domiciliary deliveries in the West Gonja District despite high antenatal care coverage in the health facilities. The study sought to: assess the socio-cultural perceptions about the choice of place of delivery, assess the role of cost considerations in women‟s choice of place of delivery and to examine the institutional and health systems‟ factors influencing the choice of place of delivery. A population-based qualitat...

Parent – Adolescent Communication On Sexual Health And Behaviour In Anfoega – North Dayi

ABSTRACT Background: Adolescents who are active sexually involve themselves in acts that are risky to their sexual health including an increasingly premature age of sexual growth, the absence of sex information, decreasing cultural and religious impacts, urbanisation and growing numbers of early marriages. The purpose of this study was to examine parent – adolescent communication on sexual health and behaviour in Anfoega in the North Dayi District of the Volta Region. Methodology: A q...

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 ...


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