Research Papers/Topics in Physician Assistant Studies

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 a...

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 inju...

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...

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 midd...

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 er...

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 mo...

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 motorcyc...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

The Incidence Of Motorcycle Accident In Comboni Hospital.

BACKGROUND OF STUDY Motorcycle crush is a violent collision of one or more open-seated motor-powered vehicle with two wheels, known as motorcycle, which is more likely to result in serious injuries, death and property damage. The collision could be between a motorcycle and a vehicle, a fixed object, a human being or another motorcycle. Victims are usually rushed to the nearest health center with injuries like head injuries, fracture, amputated limbs, musculoskeletal pains and other inju...

Incidence Of Motorcycle Accidents Recorded In The Comboni Catholic Hospital In The Year 2015.

Background A motorcycle is a vehicle that has twice wheels  and an engine that also moves very fast like that of a car, they travel too long distances  but causes severe damage in an accident. Motorcycle  users  stand  to  be  the most  vulnerable  on  the  road  as  they  are  more exposed  to  this  risk  than  other road users.  Riding motorized  two-wheeled&nbsp...

Assessing Reported Incidence of Vehicle Accident in the Pentecost Hospital in the Madina District Assembly.

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The sole prerogative of most governments in sub-Sahara Africa is to improve their economies and become examples of efficient, economic and social management implementers on the continent. Since transportation is an important component of the much desired economic development contributor, African governments have resorted to improving road networks in their countries. Politicians, engineers, planners and policy makers have major task of formulating and impleme...

The Incidence Of Motorcycle Accidents Recorded In The Comboni Catholic Hospital In The Year 2015.

INTRODUCTION  Motorcycle  is a vehicle that  has twice wheels  and an ingine which also moves very fast like that of a car, they travel to  long distances  but causes severe damage in an accident. Motorcycle  users  stand  to  be  the most  vulnerable  on  the  road  as  they  are  more exposed  to  this  risk  than  other  road  users.  Riding...

Reported Incidence Of Motorcycle Crash At Comboni Catholic Hospital, Sogakope, In The Year 2015

ABSTRACT Road traffic injuries and deaths caused by motorcycles are a growing public health problem all over the world .This study was carried out in Comboni Catholic Hospital, Sogakope to determine the incidence, causes, outcomes and management of motorcycle accidents in Sogakope. Motorcycle riders in Sogakope were also assessed to determine what practices contribute to these accidents. The study design was both a secondary data analysis and cross-sectional survey .Secondary data f...


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