Research Papers/Topics in Medicine And Surgery

Availability Of Cervical Cancer Screening Services In Bushenyi District( Rugazi Health Center Iv, Comboni Hospital, Kitagata Hospital And Kampala International University Teaching Hospital)

A cross-sectional study was done to find out the availability of cervical cancer screening services in Bushenyi district covering Rugazi Health centre IV, Comboni hospital, Kitagata hospital and Kampala International University Teaching hospital. 200 respondents comprised of women of childbearing age (15-49 years) attending antenatal care and those who had brought their children for immunization. 50 respondents were randomly sampled from each health unit. 50 health workers of different c...

Assessment Of The Health Outcomes Associated With Unsafe Abortion Among Teenagers In Kamuli Mission Hospital

ABSTRACT Abortion remains a major global health issue, approximately 44 million of the 210 million pregnancies that occur each year-end in induced abortion, and almost half of them(4.9%) are estimated to be unsafe. Unsafe abortion is highly prevalent in countries with restrictive abortion laws, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Comprehensive access to effective contraception and sex education are effective means of reducing induced abortion, and less restrictive comp...

Prevalence And Characterization Of Dyspepsia Among College Students Of Kampala International University Western Campus

ABSTRACT Introduction: Dyspepsia is relatively non-specific, and includes general abdominal discomfort, early satiety and bloating. Patients often ignore the condition and not present to clinic until more severe symptoms manifest, such as belching, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and pain(Mahadvera , 2010). With a global prevalence of uninvestigated dyspepsia tending to be as low as 7% and as high as 45%.(Shaib ,2004). Methodology: This was a cross sectional study, which was exploratory an...

Awareness Attitude Beliefs And Practices Of Family Planning In Ishaka Division

AWARENESS, ATTITUDE, BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF FAMILY PLANNING IN ISHAKA DIVISION. Family planning encompasses the different ways and methods people use to plan for their family size. It goes beyond birth control to refer to a variety of issues that influence their choice of family planning, including awareness, attitudes and beliefs towards family planning. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey, done to assess the awareness attitudes, beliefs and practices of family plannin...

Factors Affecting Adherence To Anti-retroviral Drugs (Arvs) Among Hiv/Aids Patients Attending Kawolo Hospital Hiv Art Clinic: Buikwe District Uganda

This study was set to examine factors affecting adherence to ARVs among HIV/AIDS patients attending Kawolo Hospital HIV Clinic Buikwe District. Adherence is an indication of the degree to which patients follow advice regarding the long term treatment (Hsu, 2005).Adherence involves a mutual decision making process between the patient and the health care provider. In adherence, therefore, the patient plays an active role in the decision and commitment to follow the prescribed regimen (Popu...

Salient Experiences And Opportunities Of Hiv Discordant Couples: A Case Study Of Mjap-mbarara Municipal Council Clinic

The study was aimed at assessing the salient experiences and opportunities couples living in HIV-sero discordant go through. A qualitative phenomenological study design was employed. Purposive sample of 8 couples were interviewed and data collected was by in-depths interview. Data analysis was done using thematic content analysis. The Developmental-contextual model was adapted & modified to direct the study. The study showed that HIV-discordant couples go through a lot of difficulties i...

Assessment Of Awareness , Attitudes And Perception Of Post Exposure Prohylaxis For Hiv Among Medical Students In Kampala International University July-september 2014.

Background : HIV is still one of the leading causes of Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, medical students are relatively inexperienced and therefore at higher risk of exposure and infection, awareness on PEP could highly reduce this risk.Objective : To assess Awareness, Attitudes and perception towards PEP among students in kampala International University Western Campus.Methodology : A cross sectional descriptive study design. Simple random sampling technique was used and ...

Social Effects Of Nodding Syndrome On The Lives Of Children Living In Kitgum District Northern Uganda

ABSTRACT Introduction - The debilitating nature of nodding disease can have a significant socioeconomic impact of the individuals and families affected. A broad understanding of these sociodynamic effects is crucial for an integrated management of the disease. Objectives- General objective was to establish the social effects of Nodding syndrome among the children between the ages of 1-19 years of Kitgum district in Northern Uganda. Specific objectives included; identification of the soc...

Use Of Herbal Products Among Adults In Enugu Nigeria

ABSTRACT Background Historically, medicinal plants have played an important role in healthcare maintenance as it been used by man to treat illnesses from ancient times and are one of the oldest means of disease treatment used by man. The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, usage pattern and determinants of current herbal medicine use among adults in Enugu, Nigeria. Methods A questionnaire based cross-sectional study was conducted among adults in Enugu metropoli...

A Comparative Study On Clients Satisfaction With Antenatal Care Services In Public And Private Health Facilities In Enugu

ABSTRACTBackground: Antenatal care is an important aspect of preventive medicine directed at detecting and reducing the risk of complications among pregnant women. Clients' satisfaction indicates patients' judgement about the strengths and weaknesses of a health facility. It is a means of quality assessment in many areas of healthcare deliveryAims: This study compared clients' perception, preference and satisfaction with antenatal care services in selected public and privat...

Common Hepatic complications of HIV infection among HIV infected adults in UNTH Enugu a four year review.

Abstract: Background: About 33 million people are infected with HIV globally with records of the greater burden of the disease in low and middle income countries. In the face of increasing survival of HIV infected individuals some HIV patients develop certain complications arising due to the direct effect of the virus, drug related side effects, abnormal serum liver enzymes levels, viral hepatitis, liver Common hepatic complications among HIV-infected adults in UNTH Enugu a four year r...

The Assessment of The Effectiveness of Magnesium Sulphate in The Management of Pre-Eclampsia

1.0. INTRODUCTIONOVERVIEW OR BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYPre-eclampsia is defined as hypertension accompanied by proteinuria, usually occurs during the second half of pregnancy and causes complications in 20-80% of pregnancies. It is a hypertensive disorder occurring usually often 20 weeks of gestation. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are not distinct disorder but the manifestation of spectrum of clinical symptoms of the same condition. In pre-eclmpsia, hypertension and protein urea are present and wh...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Towards Meningitis Prevention and Control Among Health Care Personnel

INTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the StudyMeningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. Ginsberg, (2012). The most common symptoms are fever, headache, and neck stiffness (CDC. 2014). Other symptoms include confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises. (CDC. 2016) . Young children often exhibit only nonspecific symptoms, such as irritability, drowsiness...

BLOOD GLUCOSE AND URINALYSIS IN THE THREE TRIMESTERS OF PREGNANCY

ABSTRACTPregnancy is associated with significant physiologic and anatomic changes which occur at different rates throughout the body to provide a good upshot for both mother and foetus. This study aimed at determining the changes in the blood glucose levels in the three trimeers of pregnancy and assessing the changes in the urine constituents with respect to the blood glucose status. 90 pregnant women, 30 for each trimester were used and 30 non pregnant, age-matched subjects were used as the ...

Knowledge attitude and practice of dietary habits as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adolescents of surulere local government Lagos Nigeria

CHAPTER  ONE                                                 INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW Rapid  changes  in  demography  and  social  and  economic  development  play  an  important  role  in  the  emergence  of  noncommunicable  diseases  (NCDs)  as  a  public&n...


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