Research Papers/Topics in Health Services Management

Prevalence of Malaria among Inmates in Medium Security Custodial Center Sokoto

ABSTRACT: Malaria is one of the most severe global public health problems worldwide, particularly in Africa, where Nigeria has the greatest number of malaria cases. Malaria remains a disease of major public health problems in Nigeria especially among the neglected population such as the custodial center environment. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of malaria among inmates in medium security custodial center Sokoto. this research aims to assess the prevalence of malaria ...

Breast Cancer Awareness and Practice of Breast Self-Examination Among Rural Women in Umuowa, Orlu Local Government Area Imo State

ABSTRACT Breast cancer is said to be the commonest cancer and the most lethal malignancy in women across the world. Most of the cases are brought late to the hospital when the conditions are severe with multiple nodal involvements and poorer clinical pathological prognostic outcome. If braest changes are detected early and treatment commenced early enough, the survival rate of breast cancer wii be increased. The purpose of this study was to investigate the breast cancer awareness and practice...

Caregivers’ Knowledge and Involvement in the Prevention and Management of Relapse in Schizophrenic Patients at Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital New Haven, Enugu State

ABSTRACT Schizophrenia the most common type of mental illness affecting approximately 1% of the world population is often accompanied by relapse even while on treatment. This study assessed Caregivers’ knowledge and involvement in the prevention and management of relapse in Schizophrenic patients of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu. A descriptive cross sectional design was adopted. A sample of 197 participants was used. 43-item questionnaire developed by the researcher was used for d...

MALNUTRITION AND TREATMENT OUTCOME AMONG CHILDREN ENROLLED IN A NUTRITION PROGRAMME AT NYARUBUYE HC III, KISORO DISTRICT.

ABSTRACT.The study was carried out at Nyarubuye Health Centre III located in Nyarubuye Sub -County Kisoro District. The general objectives were to assess malnutrition and treatment out come among chidren under five years enrolled in a nutrition programme at Nyarubuye Health centre III and sponsored by USAID. Height /length for weight, weight for age, MUAC measurements and general physical examination were used.In 100 children 92 were found to be having malnutrition. Out of 92 children majorit...

Kenya’s Health In All Policies Strategy: A Policy Analysis Using Kingdon’s Multiple Streams.

Background: Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an intersectoral approach that facilitates decision-making amongpolicy-makers to maximize positive health impacts of other public policies. Kenya, as a member of WHO, hascommitted to adopting HiAP, which has been included in the Kenya Health Policy for the period 2014–2030. Thisstudy aims to assess the extent to which this commitment is being translated into the process of governmentalpolicy-making and supported by international development ...

The Effect of Women’s Empowerment On Utilization of Reproductive Health Services in Ghana

ABSTRACT  The study examined the effect of women’s empowerment on utilisation of reproductive health services in Ghana. Women’s empowerment dimensions included access to economic resources and social norms, while reproductive health services comprised: (contraceptive use, timing of first antenatal visits, skilled birth attendance and place of delivery). The study used the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008, dataset, which is a nationally representative sample. From the two empowerm...

Implementation Challenges Of The Millennium Development Goal To Improve Maternal Health By Health Care Providers In The Tamale Metropolis Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study examined the implementation challenges of the Millennium Development Goal to improve maternal health in the Tamale Metropolis. The study used a qualitative descriptive study. Purposive sampling was used in the selection of participants for the study. The methods for data collection included in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and a review of documents. The study participants included midwives and health managers at the facility level. The study revealed that the ...

Factors Affecting Patient Waiting Time in the Out Patient Department in Health Care Delivery in Mokwa

ABSTRACT Patient waiting time is the time interval between when a patient presents him/herself for health care services and when he/she finally leaves the health facilities. This project work examined the causes of patient waiting time in the outpatient department at the General Hospital Mokwa. Using simple random of twenty one questionnaires to elicit information from health record officer, physician and patient attending consultative outpatient department. The results obtained indicated t...

Patient Level Of Satisfaction With Perceived Health Service Quality In Nyandarua County Referral Hospital

Perceived health services quality and patient satisfaction are two important health indicators for measuring health system performance. Meeting the needs of the patient and maintaining acceptable healthcare standards are imperative to achieving high quality health care which makes the patient to be the center of healthcare’s quality agenda. While perceived quality of health services affects utilization of services, there is still a gap in literature on the level of customer satisfaction in ...

Uptake Of Health Insurance Among Patients Attending Public And Private Hospitals In Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Health insurance has been considered as key to achieving universal health care by various countries. This is with the aim of ensuring that every citizen should have access to needed healthcare services that are effective and of acceptable quality and that no one should risk financial ruins as a result of illness. However, recent statistics still indicate that in Kenya, currently 26.6% of total health expenditure is out of pocket. Out-of-pocket spending on healthcare has been found t...

Compliance With The Provisions Of Section 126 Of The Public Health Act (Cap 242) By Public Food Places In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The public food industry in Bungoma has been experiencing numerous challenges in their quest to comply with the Public Health Act (CAP 242), especially section 126. Consequently, the study sought to establish the extent of compliance with the provisions of Section 126 of the Public Health Act (Cap 242) by public food places in Bungoma County, Kenya. The government has channeled few resources towards enforcement of public health laws in the county regardless of the high levels of cour...

Utilization Of Hiv Services Among Men-Who-Have-Sex-With Men In Nairobi County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT The new constitution promulgated in 2010 clearly state every Kenyan without discrimination is entitled to the highest attainable quality of health care, which is not reflected with the current challenges men-who-have-sex with- men continue to face in the sexual health service utilization. Kenya struggles in its response to this ongoing crisis amongst MSM in many areas including disease prevention, treatment, and HIV related stigma, prejudice, and discrimination. Currently little info...

Development Of Patient Record Management System For Yendi Health Centre

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Over the years, medical care has become more complex, making complete patient medical history not accessible in certain situations. The quest for comprehensive medical history of patients for the purpose of continuity of care brought about the evolution of storing patient information electronically. Previous health information plays a critical role in the proper diagnosis and treatment of patients. Therefore, there should be an efficient information management system i...

Factors Influencing The Utilization Of Routine Immunization Of Children Aged 12 To 23 Months In Somalia: A Case Of Garowe Town

ABSTRACT Routine immunization is a lifesaving intervention which targets preventable diseases which very common in children below the age of 5 years. However, despite its importance Garowe Town in Puntland Somalia, has not achieved the desired immunization impact. This study therefore purposed to interrogate the determinants of utilization of routine immunization coverage for children aged 12 to 23 months in Garowe Town. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the influence ca...

Governance Accountability Mechanisms As A Determinant Of Delivery Of Quality Health Services In Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya

ABSTRACT Governance in essence is exercise of authority. It is about decision-making and implementation of decisions. It ensures strategic policy frameworks exist alongside effective oversight, coalition building, provision of appropriate regulations and accountability. The study set out to determine influence of governance accountability mechanisms in delivery of quality health services in Kenyatta National Hospital. Specific objectives of the study were to: i) establish the influence of pr...


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