Research Papers/Topics in Clinical Health Psychology

When Sleeps Takes Over: Exploring Narcolepsy As A Root Cause Of Excessive Day Time Sleepiness

Abstract Narcolepsy is a complex sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden sleep attacks. It’s caused by a deficiency in a neurotransmitter called hypocretin, which regulates wakefulness. Narcolepsy also includes symptoms like cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hallucinations. The root cause is the loss or dysfunction of hypocretin-producing neurons in the brain. Despite being misunderstood, recognizing the symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness is crucial for identi...

Factors Associated with Patient Waiting Time at a Medical Outpatient Clinic: A Case Study of University of Nairobi Health Services

Background: Excessive long waiting time in outpatient clinics in Africa is a constant challenge for patients and the health providers of these facilities. Prolonged waiting times are associated with poor adherence to treatment, missed appointment and failure or delay in initiation of necessary treatment. The time a patient spends at each service point before being attended to by a health provider and the overall total time a patient spends in a health facility from the arrival time to the dep...

Hygiene and Skin Infections Among Children Below 15 Years in Rukindo Primary School, Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, Bushenyi District- Western Uganda.

ABSTRACT Background and objectives: Skin infections are among the common diseases in children of Africa. Among the factors contributing to high prevalence of skin infections, poor hygiene is the most apparent factor yet can be controllable. Schools are organized communities where children from different families with different social status spend much of their time. The role of school is important for cognitive, creative and social development of children. Education regarding proper sanitatio...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices On Prevention of Tuberculosis Among HIV/AIDS Positive Adult Clients of 18 Years and Above Attending Art Clinic at Namokora Health Center Iv Kitgum District

ABSTRACT Tuberculosis is a common and potentially lethal infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans (Daviaud and Chopra, 2008). Tuberculosis usually attacked the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. People living with HIV are 20 to 30 times more likely to develop active TB disease than people without (WHO, 2014). The study was carried out among HIV/AIDS positive adult clients attending ART clinic at Namukora HC IV w...

PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG CHILDREN BELOW 10YEARS ATTENDING PAEDIATRIC CLINIC AT KIUTH

ABSTRACTIntroduction: Malaria is considered one of the global health problems causing close to a million deaths each year. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and 70% of the deaths are of children under 10 years of age. Malaria is the leading cause of outpatient, inpatient and admissions of children less than ten years of age at health facilities in Uganda. Uganda's high rates of malaria disproportionately affect young children below 10 years and pregnant women in rural...

Knowledge and Practices of Health Workers in Relation to Preeclampsia at Ishaka Adventist Hospital in Western Uganda.

TABLE OF CONTENTSContentsDECLARATION....................................................................................................................................iAPPROVAL .......................................................................................................................................... iiACKNOWLEDGEMENT.................................................................................................................... ivDEFINITION OF TERMS............................

The Prevalence of HIV Among the Mentally Ill Patients, A Case Study of Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Western Campus

Table of ContentsDECLARATION......................................................................................................................................... iiAPPROVAL ............................................................................................................................................... iiiDEDICATION............................................................................................................................................ ivACKNOWLEDGEMENT........

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Postpartum Hemorrhage Among Women Delivering at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Bushenyi District

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Assessment of Factors Associated with Late Antenatal Care Attendance Among Pregnant Women at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Ishaka Bushenyi

Table of ContentsAPPROVAL ............................................................................................................................. iiiDEDICATION.......................................................................................................................... ivACKNOWLEDGEMENT...........................................................................................................vABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………�...

Description of Factors Associated with Burn Injuries Among Pediatric Admitted in Surgical Ward in Kampala International University Teaching Hospital in Bushenyi District Western Uganda.

ABSTRACT The study was carried out in Kampala International University Teaching Hospital in Bushenyi District western Uganda from January 2016 to December 2016 to determine the description of factors associated with Burn injuries among pediatrics admitted in the surgical ward. The admissions book on the surgical ward was reviewed and from the records department of KIUTH, the information was retrieved using a data collection sheet designed according to the specific objectives and the question...

A Review of Factors Influencing Patronage of Traditional Bone Setters (TBS) in Nigeria

The paper reviews the factors influencing patronage of traditional bone setters (TBS) by bone fracture patients, despite the services of modern orthopaedic surgeons (MOS) and well-equipped medical orthopaedic centers in Nigeria. Major causes of bone fractures in Nigeria include: road traffic accident, road side fall, workplace fall, fall at home, fall from heights, gun-short injury, assault, sports, etc. Categories of bone fractures include: closed fractures, open fractures, joint injuries, s...

Social, Legal and Ethical Challenges of Organ Donation and Transplantation in Nigeria

Organ donation includes the mediums of medically and surgically transplanting the tissue or organ from one individual known as the organ donor, to be placed in the body of another individual who is referred to as the recipient. The act of transplanting may become a dire medical procedure when the organs of a recipient suffer failure, damage, injury or disease.

Association Between Psychosocial Factors And Glycemic Level Of Diabetic Patients

ABSTRACT The study sought to determine the relationship between psychosocial factors such as anxiety, depression, stress and social support, age, and glucose level of persons living with diabetes at the St. Michael’s Hospital, Pramso in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The descriptive survey research design (cross-sectional survey) was adopted for the study. Through the use of convenience and purposive sampling procedures, 110 respondents were selected to participate in...

Depression And Quality Of Life Among Family Caregivers Of Stroke Survivors In Ghana

ABSTRACT The impact on daily lives as a result of stroke is a concern for world health because mostly surviving stroke is an altered life to come for both the survivor and the informal family caregiver. A good proportion of its survivors are left to battle with residual neurological and functional impairment, which often require long term support and care. Mostly after discharge, these stroke survivors depend on family caregivers who are usually ill prepared for their caregiving role. Poor he...

The Influence Of Social Support, Spirituality And Resilience In The Subjective Well-Being Of Parents Of Children With Special Needs

ABSTRACT It has previously been established that social support and spirituality influence the well-being of parents of children with special needs. To date, few literatures have examined the psychological process through which these protective resources exert their effects on well-being. This study explored whether social support and spirituality predicted the subjective well-being (i.e., Life satisfaction, Positive affect and Negative affect) of parents of children with special needs in Gha...


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