Research Papers/Topics in Medicine and Surgery

Oral Hygiene Knowledge, Attitude and Practices among Secondary School Students in Kiryandongo Town Council, Kiryandongo District

ABSTRACT Introduction  Oral disease which ultimately depends on oral hygiene is considered as an important public health problem worldwide because of its high prevalence and direct social effects. Moreover, oral health is an indicator of general health and wellbeing. A healthy mouth means that a person can speak, eat and socialise without complaining of any active disease (Kay and Locker, 1998; Humagain, 2011).  Objectives  To evaluate the oral hygiene knowledge, attitudes, and practices a...

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (Vmmc) Uptake and Determinants among Youth in Bushenyi Town

ABSTRACT The study was aimed at assessing the coverage and factors influencing uptake and determinants of voluntary medical male circumcision among the Youth of Bushenyi Town. The study was guided by three objectives i.e. to determine prevalence of male circumcision among the Youth of Bushenyi Town., to identify the factors to uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision among the Youth of Bushenyi Town and to establish the proportion of HIUV/AIDS among the circumcised youth in Bushenyi...

Microvascular Complications among Diabetic Patients; A Case Study Carried out In Kiryandongo General Hospital, Kiryandongo District

ABSTRACT Background: Micro-vascular complications among diabetes patients; a case study carried out in Kiryandongo General Hospital(KGH) diabetes clinic, was done with the aim of determining the prevalence of micro-vascular complications and their associated risk factors with a goal of establishing the baseline data for the clinic. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study conducted among diabetes patients attending Kiryandongo general hospital diabetes clinic by interviewing, physical examinat...

A Qualitative Research Study Investigating Community Knowledge And Perception Of The Safe Motherhood Issues In Tororo District Eastern Uganda.

Table of Contents                                                     DECLARATION............................................................................................................................................. iii DEDICATION.....................................................

Socio-economic And Individual Factors Associated With Overweigth And Obesity Among Women Of Reproductive Age In Bushenyi District, Western Uganda.

ABSTRACT Background: Overweight and obesity is an escalating problem worldwide, yet extensive data especially in Africa is still lacking. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated factors among women aged 18-49in Bushenyi District, Uganda. Objectives: The The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence, socio-economic and individual factors associated with overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age in Bush...

Factors Associated With Non Adherence To Art Among Hiv Infected Patients Attending Art Clinic At Kitagata Hospital, Sheema District Western Uganda.

ABSTRACT Background: Patient adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) is an issue that is growing in prominence and generating a burgeoning interest with ART roll-out. In the absence of a cure, ART is the only available option that offers the possibility of dramatically reducing HIV/AIDSrelated morbidity and mortality. Therefore, successful administration of this treatment depends on sustained and strict adherence to the prescribed regimens. However, sustaining adherence to antiretroviral...

Prevalence Of Hiv Among Patients With Mental Illness Admitted At Kiu-th Psychiatry Department

ABSTRACT Background: Mental illness accounts for 12.5% of the global burden of disease, this is expected to rise to 15% by 2020 by which depression will disable more people with HIV/ AIDS. Thus, this study was intended to determine the prevalence of HIV among patients with mental illness admitted at KIU-TH psychiatry department. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed. Data was collected using a pretested questionnaire and reviewed clinical files of Patients admitted ...

Utilization Of Contraceptives Among Students Of Tertiary Institutions. A Case Study Of Kampala International University-western Campus Ishaka, Busenyi District, Uganda

ABSTRACT Background: Over 100 million acts of sexual intercourse take place each day in the world, resulting in around 3 million conceptions of which 50% are unplanned and 25% definitely unwanted. The proportion of young women reporting unintended pregnancy and unmet need for contraception remains high in developing countries. Unintended pregnancies are associated with increased risk of unsafe abortions, maternal morbidity and mortality. Objectives: The objectives of this study was to determi...

Prevalence And Contributing Factors Of High Risk Pregnancies Among Women Attending Antenatal Clinic At Mubende Regional Referral Hospital Mubende District, Uganda

ABSTRACT Background In 2013, complications of pregnancy resulted globally in 293,000 deaths, down from 377,000 deaths in 1990. The most common causes of maternal mortality are maternal bleeding, maternal sepsis and other infections, hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, obstructed labor, and pregnancy with abortive outcome, which includes miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and elective abortion (GBD 2013) Methods Across sectional study design was used to determine the prevalence of high risk pregn...

Knowledge And Attitudes Concerning Hepatitis B Infection And Prevention Among Residents Of Kaliro Town Council.

ABSTRACT Introduction: Hepatitis B infection is a serious blood-borne disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) which attacks the liver, and is the leading cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. HBV can be transmitted through exposure to infected blood and human secretions through needle stick / sharps injuries and splashes. The aim of the study: To investigate the knowledge and attitudes towards hepatitis B virus test and vaccination among the peoples of Kaliro. Methods: A cro...

Knowledge And Attitudes Concerning Hepatitis B Infection And Prevention Among Residents Of Kaliro Town Council

ABSTRACT Introduction: Hepatitis B infection is a serious blood-borne disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) which attacks the liver, and is the leading cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. HBV can be transmitted through exposure to infected blood and human secretions through needle stick / sharps injuries and splashes. The aim of the study: To investigate the knowledge and attitudes towards hepatitis B virus test and vaccination among the peoples of Kaliro. Methods: A cro...

Advertising On The Sales Volume In Multinational Companies Case Study: Coca-cola Company In Uganda.

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study seeks to examine the relationship between advertising and the volume of sales in Coca Cola Company. The study was guided by research objectives of establishing the effects of advertising on the volume of sales, finding the best way of advertising to be used and finding out other factors affecting sales volume. This was accomplished using primary and secondary data sought sources such as Journals, reports, publications from the company, periodicals, newspapers...

Factors Affecting The Use Of Family Planning Among Hiv Positive Women Attending Fortportal Regional Referral Hospital Kabarole District

ABSTRACT Introduction: use of contraceptives among HIV positive women is a matter of reproductive health importance both for the woman, the sexual partner and the unborn child in the eventuality of a pregnancy. Other than protecting the discordant sexual partner from contracting the disease, transmission of the disease to the child, contraceptives also prevent against unwanted pregnancies thus saving the family from the burdens that come with it. The study was about assessing the knowledge an...

Assessment Of Drug & Substance Abuse Among Hiv Patients Attending The Aids Support Organisation (Taso) Mbarara-uganda

Table of Contents DECLARATION ..................................................................................... iv CERTIFICATION ................................................................................ v ACKNOWLEDGEMENT........................................................................ vi DEDICATION.......................................................................................... vii LISTOF ABBREVIATIONS...............................................................

Influence Of Parental Knowledge And Attitude On Childhood Immunization In A Selected House Holdsof Bushenyi District

ABSTRACT Background: Vaccine preventable diseases are considered one of the main causes of sicknesses and deaths among children all over the world. Parents’ knowledge and attitudes towards immunization are likely influencing vaccination uptake. Vaccination is one of the most cost effective public health tools to prevent infectious diseases. Objective: This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents towards immunization in Bushenyi District. That is to determine the ...


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