Research Papers/Topics in Medicine And Surgery

Obstetrics Service Utilization By Women Of Reproductive Age In Tororo Main Hospital Tororo District

Obstetric care is a comprehensive program that involves coordinated approach to medical care and physiological support throughout the ante-partum, intra-partum and post-partum period. Its also defined as a dichotomous variable having once or more visits with a trained person during pregnancy and post partum period (Brown LD Catal 2010). The study was conducted in Tororo municipality, Tororo district Eastern Uganda about 300km from Kampala. The study assessed Obstetric service utilization...

Factors Responsible For The Ineffective Treatment Of Tuberculosis In Sheema District

ABSTRACTBackground: Tuberculosis is a chronic communicable disease caused by acid fast bacilliMycobacterium tuberculosis. The impact of tuberculosis in the developing world has beenmagnified in past 20 years by the emergence of HIV pandemic. The treatment of tuberculosis isbased on anti – tuberculosis drug combination therapy because the mycobacterium can easilybecome resistant to one drug.Objective: To determine factors responsible for the ineffective treatment of tuberculosis inSheem...

An Assessment Of Experiences Of Medical Interns At Kampala International University- Teaching Hospital.

BACKGROUND: Internship is an important program in the medical field, were new graduate doctors are mentored into the clinical fraternity. This study was intended to explore the good and challenging experiences interns face in Kampala International University- Teaching Hospital. This was in view of internship having been going on for the past couple of years and yet no research has been done to asses it Uganda. METHODOLOGY: This study was conducted through a cross sectional survey, data w...

Prevalence Of Malaria Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care At Mukono Health Centre Four

ABSTRACTMalaria is a major public health challenge especially in the African region. It does not only affect maternal-child health but also hinders economic development where by a lot of money is wasted in combarting its prevalence hence this study will possibly be helpful to policy makers in different faculties of health as far as decision making is concerned.The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Malaria among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Mukono Health ...

Prevalence And Risk Factors Associated With Malaria Among Pregnant Women Presenting At Saint Kizito Hospital Matany

ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a major public health problem in endemicareas of sub-Saharan Africa and has important consequences on birth outcome. Because MiP isa complex phenomenon and malaria epidemiology is rapidly changing, additional evidence isstill required to understand how best to control malaria.OBJECTIVE: The study was conducted to find out the prevalence and risk factors associatedwith malaria amongst pregnant women who presented from July 2013 to July ...

Factors Associated With Low Male Involvement In Maternal Child Health Service Utilization In Iganga Municipal Council

ABSTRACTMale involvement is necessary for the increase in the utilization of maternal child health servicesby the mothers and the pregnant women. The aim of the study was to establish the factorsassociated with low male involvement in maternal and child health services in Igangamunicipality. It also was aimed aimed at establishing whether economic, socio-cultural factors,lack of knowledge and the level of male involvement in Iganga municipality are responsible forlow male involvement in ...

A Study To Assess The Atittude Of Healthcare Workers To Infection Prevention And Control In Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Uganda

ABSTRACTIntroductionWith high prevalence of infectious diseases such as; HIV, HBV, HCV among others; especially insub-Saharan Africa, health workers find themselves at the brunt of acquiring these diseaseswhile they are working. In order to ensure safety within the auspice of their work, infectionprevention and control policies implementation as regards to accidental exposure to bloodborneviruses are therefore vital. Prevention of blood exposure, through safer practices, barrierprecautio...

Knowledge And Attitude Towards Female Genital Mutilation Among The Residents Of Eldas Division, Eldas District, Wajir County (Kenya)

AbstractThe objective of the study was to assess the perception of FGM among the residents of EldasDivision, Wajir County, Kenya.It was a cross-sectional study carried out in the study area and one hundred respondents wereinterviewed and the majority (38%) were in the age group between 16-20 years with 56%%married and the major religion being Islam.The study finding shows that 78% of the respondents have heard messages against FGM and that health workers are the least source of informatio...

Assessment Of Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Of Emergency Contraception Among Female Students At Kampala International University-Western Campus

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate the general knowledge, attitude and practice of Emergency Contraception (EC) among female students at Kampala International University-Western Campus. METHOD: A questionnaire was constructed to assess knowledge, attitudes and practice of EC. There were 217 female students approached and each filled a questionnaire which was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of EC. RESULTS: 67% of the female students knew ...

Prevalence Of Pneumonia In Children Aged Five Years Of And Below In Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Uganda

Abstract Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung-affecting primarily the alveoli. It presents with cough, chest pain and difficulty in breathing. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases. It is the leading cause of mortality in children under age of five, contributing 19% of the total deaths and 70% of which occur in sub Saharan Africa. Low socio economic s...

Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Study Of Females In Child Bearing Age Towards Family Planning In Mayuge Town Council

Uganda has a population of approximately 29.6 million people, of which almost 6 million are women of reproductive age (15-49 years) (Uganda Bureau of Statistics [UBOS], 2007). The annual growth rate is approximately 3.2 percent (UBOS, 2006), and the total fertility rate (TFR) (measured in the 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey [UDHS]) remains high at 6.7 children per woman. As a result, Uganda is the third fastest growing country in the world (United Nations Population Division [...

Factors Influencing Hiv Counseling And Testing Among Partners To Women Attending Antenatal Clinic At Kampala International University Teaching Hospital,Bushenyi, Uganda.

Men’s role in HIV prevention is pivotal to changing the course of the epidemic. When men Participate in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs, their knowledge of HIV increases, their behaviour becomes supportive, and their receptiveness to HIV testing increases. The main aim of this study was to establish the factors influencing HIV counselling and testing among partners of women attending Antenatal Clinic at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Bus...

Assessment Of Childhood Immunisation Practices Among Parents In Arapai Subcounty, Soroti District-Uganda

ABSTRACT Aim The study aimed to assess childhood immunisation practices among parents in Arapai subcounty, Soroti district-Uganda. Methods A cross-sectional study design was used in which 114 parents and caretakers were recruited into the study using simple random sampling technique. Both male and female respondents were recruited. A questionnaire was used to collect data about childhood immunization practices. Results From data collected, 72.8% of the respondents were female while 2...

A Study Assessing The Prevalence Of Vaginal Candidiasis In Pregnant Women In The Ante-Natal Clinic Of Kampala International University- Teaching Hospital Between June 2013 To May 2014

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of vaginal candidiasis in pregnant women in Kampala international university teaching hospital ante-natal clinic. Permission was sought from the research and ethics committee of Kampala international university western campus and the hospital administration.A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out using 260 pregnant women who attended the antenatal clinic from June 2013—May 2014 in the spec...

Factors Affecting Low Utilisation Of Prevention Of Mother To Child Transmission (Pmtct) Services By Pregnant Women In Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality.

Prevention of the mother to child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (PMTCT) plays a major role in the reduction of both maternal and child mortality rate.GENERAL OBJECTIVE, To assess the factors affecting low utilization of PMTCT services program by pregnant women in Ishaka Town.STUDY DESIGN: Data was collected by Cross- sectional method where by the questionnaires were availed to the respondents to fill. The participants were women between 16 – 49 years of a...


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