Research Papers/Topics in Physician Assistant Studies

Investigating the Annual and Semi-Annual Variations of Geomagnetic Field Components in the Northern Hemisphere

Abstract A study of the ever present ring current on the geomagnetic field strength is used to determine the annual and semi-annual geomagnetic activity variation and validate Russell-McPherron hypothesis. The D, H and Z geomagnetic field component mean monthly and yearly field strength in ten (10) geomagnetic observatories at different geomagnetic longitude were employed. Six parameters representing annual (Ddiff, Hdiff and Zdiff) and monthly (ddiff, hdiff and zdiff) residuals of the geomagn...

Exposure to Occupational Health Hazards Among Clinical and Non Clinical Staff at The 37 Military Hospital

ABSTRACT The specific objective of the study was to evaluate exposure to occupational health hazards among clinical and non-clinical staffs at the 37 military hospital. The study design was cross sectional. A sample size of fifty (50) respondents was selected for the study. The main instrument for the study was a questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that, infection through fluids (92.0%), infection through the skin (82.0%), exposure to viruses (80.0%), infection through droplets ...

Reported Incidence of Vehicular Accidents at Ledzokukukrowor Municipal Assembly Hospital in Teshie, Ghana.

ABSTRACT In 2001, Ghana was ranked as the second highest road accident prone nation in comparison to six other West African countries. This controversial accolade was attributed to the statistical analysis that exposed a fatality rate of 73 deaths per 1000 accidents in Ghana. In addition to the physical pain and emotional suffering of victims, their relatives and friends, this social cancer attracts huge economic costs that affect productivity and subsequently the country’s economy. Accord...

Reported Incidence of Motorcycle Crash at The University of Ghana Hospital, Legon

ABSTRACT Motorcycle usage has become very common among the youth of Accra to the extent that it is used as a public means of transport popularly known as “okada”. This increment in motorcycle usage has caused an increase in motorcycle accidents, leading to the loss of lives, destruction of state property and making huge demands off the health sector. The main aim for this study is to access the occurrence of motorcycle crashes in Accra by examining the reported cases of such crashes at t...

Reported Incidence of Motorcycle Crush at Tema General Hospital from August, 2013 To

CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION 1.0 BACKGROUND Road traffic injuries and deaths are a growing public health concern worldwide. Studies have shown that road traffic injuries are a major cause of death and disability globally, with a 2 disproportionate number occurring in developing countries. Road crashes are the second leading cause of death globally among young people. Venables et al (2010). Motorcycles are one of the most dangerous forms of motorized transportation. Due to small size of their v...

Reported Incidence of Vehicular Accidents in the Battor Catholic Hospital.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY  A vehicular accident can be defined as a transport accident that (1) involves a vehicle in transport, (2) is not an aircraft accident or water accident, (3) does not include any harmful event involving a railway train in transport prior to the involvement of a vehicle in transport. (Oxford English Dictionary, 2007). Vehicular accidents fall under the broad umbrella of road traffic accidents of which motorcycle crash accidents and bicycle accidents are all under. Thi...

Motor Cycle Crash Incidence At Volta River Authority (Vra) Hospital, Akosombo.

Background of Study  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) even in developed countries where morbidity and mortality rates from motorcycle accidents are low, the risk of dying from a motorcycle crash is twenty times higher than a motor vehicle crash (WHO, 2004). Another study noted that riders often ignore safety measures, making them more vulnerable to accidents (Okeniyi JA et al). Studies in Ghana have also shown that road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death and injurie...

The Incidence, Injury Patterns And Outcome of Treatment of Motorcycle Crashes among Patients Attending Atua Government Hospital in Odumase Krobo, Eastern Region of Ghana.

BACKGROUND   Motorcycle injuries constitute a major but neglected emerging public health problem in developing countries and contribute significantly to the overall road traffic injuries (Peden et al, 2002). Motorcycle injuries are among the leading causes of disability and deaths and the main victims are the motorcyclists, pillions or passengers, and pedestrians in their young reproductive age group (Peden, 2004; Solagrebu et al., 2006). The problem is increasing at a fast rate in developi...

The Trend And The Risk Factors That Mainly Contribute To The Incidence Of Motorcycle Crash.

BACKGROUND Motorcycle crashes are becoming a major public health concern and is the leading cause of death and injury around the world. The use of motorcycle for commercial business has emerged in Ghana. This business is gaining grounds in towns and cities where thick vehicular traffic and bad roads exists. Motorcycles have increasingly become a popular means of transport in low and middle-income countries, WHO, (2006). Most of the world’s accidents occurred in low-income and middle-incom...

Incidence Of Motorcycle Crush Cases Reported To The Legon Hospital Between January 2010 And December 2015.

Background  Motorcycle is gradually becoming the preferred means of transport, hence there has been a substantial  growth  in  its  use in  low-income and middle-income countries across the globe, (Factsheet-Kenya). In Ghana, this is noticeable in remote areas where poverty rate is high, availability of cars is  limited and  in most busy areas like the capital city ,Accra, where there is heavy vehicular traffic, higher cost of hiring taxis to run ones errands around town among other r...

Reported Incidence on Motorcycle Crash in Tema General Hospital

ABSTRACT Road Traffic injuries are of major health concerns. In recent times there has been an increase, in motorcycling as a means of transportation in Tema Ghana . It is believed that motorcycle is also a source of employment and income to young people. This increase in motorcycling has been accompanied by an increase of motorcycle Crash injuries. Despite the alarming increase of motorcycle crash injuries, little is known about the pattern of injuries and associated factors of motorcycle c...

Reported Incidence Of Motorcycle Crash Occurring From 1stjanuary 2015 To 31st December 2015 To The Catholic Hospital Battor In The North-Tongu District Of The Volta Region, Ghana

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The legal definition of a motorcycle for the purpose of registration, taxation, and licensing in most countries ―is a powered two-wheel motor vehicle‖. Most countries distinguish mopeds up to 49 cylinder capacity (scooters do not count as separate category) and the more powerful larger vehicle is known as motorcycle. Many jurisdictions include some forms of three-wheelers as motorcycle (New Zealand Transport Agency). Motorcycle crash occur when a motorcycle colli...

Reported Incidence of Motorcycle Crush in Comboni Catholic Hospital

ABSTRACT Road Traffic injuries are of major health problem. In recent years there has been an increase in motorcycling as means of transport in Sogakope. It is believed that motorcycle is also a source of employment and income to young people. This increase in motorcycling has been accompanied by an increase of motorcycle crash injuries. Despite the alarming increase of motorcycle crash injuries, little is known about the reported incidence in Comboni   hospital, pattern of injuries and as...

Report of the Incidence of Vehicular Accidents in New Juabeng Municipality

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Road accidents in Ghana have been identified as one of the major causes of deaths in the country. It is classified as the second major cause of death in the country following malaria. According to the road traffic crashes in Ghana statistics for the year 2009 by Building and Road Research Institute, shows that there were 12,299 road accidents for the year 2009, Afukaar et al (2009). There were total of 18,496 casualties with 2,237 of them losing their lives, while 6,2...

Occupational Health Hazards Faced By Both The Clinical And Non- Clinical Staff At The Bibiani Municipal Hospital

ABSTRACT A cross sectional survey was used to collect research information from seventy (70) respondents about exposure to occupational hazards using a a questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that infectious fluids (97.2%), infected air-borne virus (91.4%), Ergonomic exposures (90.0%) exposure to infectious diseases and exposure to blood and body fluids (88.6%), infectious droplets aerosols (96.8%), infectious skin contact (84.3%) and exposure to viruses (78.6%) were type of occup...


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