Research Papers/Topics in Health Services Management

Facilitators And Barriers To Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among Hiv/Aids Patients: A Multi-Case Study Of Sunyani Regional And Municipal Hospitals

ABSTRACT HIV and AIDS was discovered as far back as 1981, however a cure for it is yet to be found. The only remedy to treat the disease is Adherence to Antiretroviral therapy. Over the years, non-adherence to ART has become an important issue in HIV and AIDS treatment. In this regard, the study sort to assess facilitators and barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence among HIV and AIDS clients seeking care at Sunyani Regional and Municipal Hospitals. The key purpose guiding the stud...

Level Of Knowledge In Reproductive Health Practices Among Senior High School Girls In Greater Accra Region: A Case Study Of Two Senior High Schools

ABSTRACT Adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues have become increasingly prominent and generated widespread international concern. This study was designed to investigate the level of knowledge of senior high school girls on reproductive health practices. This objective was achieved by exploring respondents’ knowledge on contraceptives and pregnancy prevention; exploring respondents’ level of knowledge on HIV/AIDS and finding out the challenges adolescents face in acc...

Relationship Between Hospital Governance And Health Records Management: A Study of The Shaiosudoku And Kumawu Districts Hospitals

ABSTRACT   Health systems are built mainly upon specified building blocks. As effective as they individually are, these building blocks function together to provide the best of healthcare services in the world. Health leadership/governance and health information system (records) are some of the strongest components of the building blocks. The relationship that exists between these two building blocks helps in the management decision making towards the attainment of organizatio...

The Role Of Records Management Practices In Improving Decision Making In Public Hospitals: The Case Of Ashanti Bekwai Municipal Hospital

ABSTRACT The role of healthcare institutions in providing quality health care and making decisions strive on the effective management of hospital records which are made up of clinical/medical and nonclinical records. The study therefore sought to inquire into the role of records management practices in improving clinical and administrative decisions at Ashanti Bekwai Municipal Hospital. In view of that, the study used the Hybrid Records Life Cycle Model which encompassed the pre-na...

Working Among The Rural Communities In Ghana - Why Doctors Choose To Engage In Rural Practice

Abstract Background: An unequal distribution of health personnel, leading to unfavourable differences in health status between urban and rural populations, is a serious cause for concern globally. Part of the solution to this problem lies in attracting medical doctors to rural, remote communities, which presents a real challenge. The present study therefore explored the factors that influence medical doctors’ decision to practise in rural Ghana. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional ...

Effects Of Advertisement On Alcohol Consumption Among Students Of University Of Ghana

ABSTRACT In recent times, alcoholism has become very common among youth. The growing incidence of alcohol consumption among the youth has become a topical issue within healthcare industry because of its potential negative effects especially on student youth. To address these concerns, this study sought to identify the student youth source of information on alcohol consumption, explore their knowledge level on harmful alcohol consumption, benefits they derived from alcohol consump...

Localizing The Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) In Ghana - An Assessment Of Goal 7 In The Ketu-South Municipality

ABSTRACTThe main objective of the study was to assess Ghana‘s progress towards localizing Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 on improving access to water and improved sanitary facilities with the Ketu-South Municipality as a case study. Specifically, the study sought to identify the key measures put in place by the Government of Ghana to improve access to improved water and sanitary facilities in Ketu-South, assess the institutional challenges hindering the achievement of MDG7, assess the ...

Localizing The Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) In Ghana: An Assessment Of Goal Five In The Dangme West District

ABSTRACT Maternal health is not a woman’s issue, but the integrity of communities, societies and nations, since the well-being of all humans depend upon healthy mothers. The MDGs adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 to make the world a better place for all, comprised eight goals. Goal five is improved maternal health which has two main targets. The study assessed maternal health targets in the Dangme West District. The study used a qualitative paradigm and a case study desi...

Management Practices of Nurse Managers in The Greater Accra Region, Ghana

ABSTRACT Nurses have a major role in providing high-quality care to patients. The nurse manager has 24- hour responsibility and accountability and is ‘pivotal’ to the delivery of effective, efficient and quality health care. However, many of the nurse managers play their roles without adequate formal preparation and have to battle with the shortage of resources, especially staff as well as challenges from other health professionals in an effort to manage the unit. The study examined ...

Adherence To Professional Ethics In Nursing Practice: A Case Study Of Sunyani Municipal Hospital

ABSTRACT The study assessed nurses’ adherence to their professional codes of ethics in the course of their practice using the Sunyani Municipal Hospital (SMH) as the case for the study. As a mixed method study, seventy-nine nurses were purposively selected from various departments in the SMH. Seventy-one nurses filled questionnaires on adherence to professional ethics in nursing practice. Eight nurses took part in the in-depth interviews on adherence to nursing ethics. Descriptive sta...

The Effect Of Women’S Empowerment On Utilisation 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 tw...

Factors Influencing Women’s Satisfaction with Child Birth Services In The Tamale Metropolis

ABSTRACT In spite of several interventions put in place to encourage the patronage of facility-based child birth services in Ghana, the rate of facility-based delivery is still low (57%). Poor quality and dissatisfaction with facility-based child birth services account for the low utilisation of facility based child birth services. In order to attain the national target of having 80% facility-based deliveries in Ghana, there is the need to provide quality child birth services that m...

Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts

ABSTRACTPatient safety culture is a fundamental determinant of patient safety. Keeping patients safeensures the wellbeing of the citizenry which translates into economic productivity. Infrastructuraland human resource deficit in Africa and Ghana calls for more attention in the area of patientsafety culture. As part of getting better outcomes for patients, the Ghana Health Service patientchatter was developed to guide both patients and health workers to achieve good patient careoutcomes. The p...

Exploring The Socio-Demographic And Behavioural Characteristics Associated With The Smoking Behaviour Of Young Adult Smokers In Tema Metropolis

ABSTRACT This study aimed at exploring the socio-demographic characteristics associated with young adult smokers in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly. The study employed qualitative research approach through descriptive and exploratory means and employed questionnaires and semi-structured interviews as the main instruments for data collection. A total of 50 young adult who double as smokers formed the study population in the Tema Municipal Assembly. The study reveals that, socio demographi...

Healthcare Quality And Patient Satisfaction At Internaitonal Maritime Hospital-Ghana Ports And Harbours Authority (Gpha), Tema

ABSTRACT The overall aim of the study was to examine healthcare quality and patient satisfaction at the International Maritime Hospital of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Tema. The study employed mixed research approach with questionnaires as its major instrument for data collection. A total of 75 respondents participated in questionnaire administration with 74 being correctly filled and returned accordingly. Respondents included patients and healthcare providers, either nurses, ...


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