Research Papers/Topics in Health Services Management

The Scope Of Developing Medical Diagnosis Support System For Life Style Diseases

ABSTRACTThe main reason that brought the scope of developing medical diagnosis support system forlife style diseases is the high death rate and huge amount of people suffering from suchdiseases. The system is a web based application developed using PHP, JavaScript and MySQLdatabase using Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018 software and XAMPP. The study was conductedweather it was feasible to come up with a system in terms of economic, technological,operational and social standings and it was determined...

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...

Assessment and Use Of Electronic Medical Records At The Airport Clinic, Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT Introduction Electronic medical record (EMR) systems, have the potential of improving the quality and reliability of health information and communication and the overall quality of healthcare services in the healthcare system. Reliable health information leads to timely health policies and planning, which improves the general health status of a country, as well as, serving as a vital element for individual health facilities in managing and improving healthcare delivery. The ke...

Pattern Of Acceptance Of Hepatitis B Vaccination Among Clinical Staff Of The University College Hospital, Ibadan.

ABSTRACT Hepatitis B infection is one of the most important occupational hazards for clinical staff of hospitals. Despite the availability of an effective hepatitis B vaccine, information is scanty on the acceptance of this vaccine and factors influencing decision to accept it. This study was therefore carried out to identify pattern of acceptance of hepatitis B vaccination among clinical staff at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey involving 438 ...

Knowledge Of Sexually Transmitted Infections And Risky Practices Among Female Alcohol Brewers And Sellers In Ibadan North East Local Government Area

ABSTRACT Studies have shown that there is an increasing prevalence of high-risk sexual practices among alcohol users which can lead to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). In Nigeria, knowledge relating to STIs, alcohol use and sexual practices among female alcohol handlers is sparse. The study was therefore aimed at assessing the knowledge of STIs, sexual practices and alcohol use among this category of women in Ibadan North-East Local Government Area (LGA). The study was a cross-s...

Influence Of Parental Connectedness On Public Secondary School Students’ Sexual Behaviour In Ibadan North East Local Government Area, Oyo State

ABSTRACT Parental Connectedness (PC), a social and emotional bond between parents and their children, influences the sexual behaviour of adolescents worldwide. In Nigeria, the effect of PC on the Sexual Behaviour (SB) of secondary school students has been little researched particularly in Ibadan North East Local Government Area (LGA), Oyo State, Nigeria. This study was conducted to determine the influence of PC on the SB of Public Secondary School (PSS) students in the LGA. The study w...

PROCESS EVALUATION OF BEHAVIOUR CHANGE COMMUNICATION MATERIALS DEVELOPED AND UTILIZED FOR HIV PREVENTION BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Public health education is a major strategy for controlling the spread of HIV. An important component of this strategy is the effective utilization of well-designed Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) materials. The Oyo State World Bank-assisted HIV and AIDS programme funded 40 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from 2006 to 2008, to produce BCC materials to reach target audiences. However, the process evaluation of the development of the materials in line with the WHO mode...

HEALTH WORKERS’ KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES RELATING TO AVIAN INFLUENZA INFECTION IN PERI-URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF IBADAN, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Avian Influenza (AI) is a serious public health problem in Nigeria and Primary Health Care (PHC) workers have important roles to play in its control. However, their knowledge and practices relating to AI have not been fully investigated. This study was designed to determine the knowledge, perceptions and practices of PHC workers relating to AI prevention and control in Akinyele, Egbeda, Lagelu, Ido and Oluyole areas of Ibadan. A total population study was planned. However, only...

FACTORS INFLUENCING INTENTION TOWARDS ORGAN DONATION AMONG HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY TEACHING HOSPITAL, OSOGBO, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT One of the greatest technological advancements in modern medical practice is the discovery that lives could be saved through Organ Donation (OD) and transplantation. However, there is an unmet demand for OD and transplantations because few people including Health Professionals (HPs) are willing to donate. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the factors influencing intention to donate organs among HPs at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Oso...

AN APPRAISAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE STAFFING SITUATION IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Health personnel are central to the effective implementation of Primary Health Care (PHC). The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria by virtue of its political status is expected to be a model regarding the effective implementation of PHC. One of the indicators of quality PHC implementation is adequate health manpower. This information with regard to the FCT is needed to ascertain the fulfillment of this expectation as a model. Hence, this study was conducted to assess Healt...

KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION, ILLNESS-RELATED EXPERIENCES AND TREATMENT COMPLIANCE AMONG DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease of public health importance in Nigeria. However patients’ knowledge, perceptions, practices and experiences relating to DM seems not to have been sufficiently investigated. This study was therefore designed to determine DM-related knowledge, perception, illness-related experiences and treatment compliance among diabetics in selected hospitals in Ibadan. The study was a cross-sectional survey involving systematic random sample of 600...

FACTORS AFFECTING COMPLIANCE WITH THE USE OF ANTI-RETROVIRAL DRUGS AMONG PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL ENUGU, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs are effective in reducing the incidence of death due to AIDS. The drugs are administered free of charge to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in designated clinics throughout Nigeria. Despite their availability compliance with ARV drug treatment remains a major challenge. The factors which influence compliance to ARV drugs among PLWHA in Nigeria have not been adequately studied. This research was therefore targeted at assessing the factors which aff...

AWARENESS, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF PRE-MARITAL GENOTYPE TEST AMONG UN-MARRIED STUDENTS OF THE POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality and a strategic way of reducing the problem is to educate the public and create more awareness on its causes and prevention. There is need for adequate information on awareness and attitude of young adults in tertiary institutions to undertake Pre-marital Genotype Test (PGT).Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the awareness, attitude, and practices of PGT among unmarried students of The P...

HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOUR AND PATTERN OF ADHERENCE TO TREATMENT AMONG PATIENTS WITH TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN CENTRAL HOSPITAL WARRI, DELTA STATE

ABSTRACT Type-2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM) could be well managed if patients adhere strictly to treatment regimen. Adherence to treatment (ATT) is a major challenge among patients with T2DM partly because the disease requires lifelong management to prevent the onset of complications. Previous studies on ATT have not been linked with studies on Health Seeking Behaviours (HSBs). Consequently, a study on HSBs and factors influencing ATT of patients with T2DM will be useful for its effective ...

PERCEPTION AND PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS RELATING TO COMPONENTS OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION POLICY IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The National Environmental Sanitation Policy (NESP) which constitutes the main thrust of the national environmental sanitation programme was formulated to ensure health-related practices that promote public health and good quality of life. Field experiences suggest that many Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), who ought to be stakeholders in the implementation of the policy; do not practice its provision. The study was therefore conducted to assess EHOs‘ knowledge, and dete...


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