Research Papers/Topics in Public Health

Domestic Waste Management: Perception, Knowledge and Practices in Elelenwo Community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe sanitary state of an area is largely influenced by the domestic waste handling practices of the residents and the measures in place for safe waste evacuation and disposal.  This study was aimed at examining the perception and knowledge towards waste handling and disposal practices, among households in Elelenwo community. A descriptive cross-sectional study design using a multistage sampling technique, where the community was divided into the three main villages in Elelen...

Risk Factors Predisposing Type 2 Diabetics to Genitourinary Complications in Select Health Facilities SELECTED HEALTH FACILITIES IN IMO STATE

ABSTRACT Diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to high morbidity and mortality resulting from the complications that develop during its clinical course. Genitourinary complications being one of the complications of diabetes occur when the genital and urinary organs no longer function properly. This study aimed at determing risk factors of genitourinary complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study was carried out to determine risk factors...

Knowledge and Practices in the Use of Insecticide Treated Nets in Amanyi, Ihitte-Uboma Local Government Area, Imo State

ABSTRACT A community-based study was conducted in Amainyi, Ihitte-Uboma LGA, Imo State, Nigeria between July and December 2011.Thesis sought to find out knowledge and practices in the use of malaria and insecticide treated nets for malaria control in Amainyi, Ihitte-Uboma LGA, Imo state. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were conducted. A prestructured and pretested questionnaire was administered to the respondents. A sample size of 2...

Associated Symptoms and Therapeutic Efficacy of Artemeter-Lumefantrine in Subclinical Malaria in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Despite the remarkable progress made towards the reduction in the number of malaria cases and death globally, malaria still remains a life threatening disease of great public health importance in the world today, more especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Detection and treatment of malaria with Artemeter-Lumefantrine at the early stage of the disease could be of immense help. The general objective of the study was to establish the major symptom...

Assessment Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Breast Cancer Screening Among Female Undergraduate Students in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study was aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitude and practice of breast cancer screening among undergraduate female students in Enugu State, Nigeria. A total of 280 female undergraduates accepted to be involed in the study, majority of who were between 20-24 years. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from respondents. The result showed that the majority of the respondents (96.8%) had high knowledge of b...

Knowledge, Attitude and Perception on Rabies in Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rabies is an encephalitic viral and zoonotic disease of public health importance caused by rhabdovirus in the lyssa virus genus. This study to investigate knowledge, attitude and perception on rabies in Imo State – Nigeria with specific objectives to investigate knowledge on rabies in Imo State, to determine attitude and perception on rabies in Imo State and to ascertain the prevalence of rabies in Imo State based on review of veterinary records ...

Soil Transmitted Helminth and Malaria Co-infection Among Primary School Children in Egbema, Rivers State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Intestinal parasite co-infections are major public health problems of children in developing countries causing under nutrition, anaemia obstruction, mental and physical growth retardation. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of soil transmitted helminth (STHs) and malaria co-infection among primary school children in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Rivers state Nigeria. A total of 464 stools were sampled randomly fro...

Nutritional Indices of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ebenebe, Awka North Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Orphans and vulnerable children are at high risk of malnutrition due to poor economic status, less medical and social care. There is also insufficient evidence that indicates the nutritional status as well as the effect of orphanhood on orphans and vulnerable children. This study assesses the nutritional indices of orphans and vulnerable children in Ebenebe community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. A cross se...

Co-occurrence of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Among Patients Attending Some Selected Hospitals in Umuahia, Abia State

ABSTRACT Diabetes and hypertension are among the commonest diseases in developed countries and the frequency of both conditions are the most common cause of the morbidity and mortality from non- communicable diseases in Africa. This study was designed to determine factors associated with co-occurrence of hypertension and type 2 diabetes among diabetic patients. A comparative, retrospective, survey study was carried out on 240 adult Nigerians suffer...

Physical Stress in the Workplace as Risk Factor in Pregnancy Outcome: Case Control Study of Completed Pregnancies in Owerri, Imo State

ABSTRACT An association between occupational stress and adverse outcome of pregnancy has been hypothesized overtime by researchers but results from various studies have remained controversial. The aim of this study was to identify the role of occupational stress (exposure) in adverse outcome of pregnancy. This was a retrospective case control study carried out in Owerri Municipal Council, Imo State, Nigeria on 400 working women randomly selected at...

FACTORS AFFECTING THE PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AMONG UNDER-FIVE IN RUMUIGBO TOWN, OBIO- AKPOR L.G.A, RIVERS STATE

ABSTRACT The factors affecting the prevalence of malaria among the under-five children in Rumuigbo town, Obio-Akpor L.G.A of Rivers State was studied. Three objectives that guided the study include; determining if parents’ income, mothers literacy level and occupation affects the sustenance of malaria in Rumuigbo. To determine if the use of insecticide treated nets is a determinant in the sustenance of malaria among under-five in the area and fin...

Prevalence and Economic Burden of Malaria Among Family Housing in Bokkos L.G.A, Plateau State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence and economic burden of malaria among family households in Bokkos L.G.A, Plateau State, Nigeria. This study employed purposive and simple random sampling techniques to select 120 respondents from three (3) health facilities namely; Primary Health Center, Richa; General Hospital, Bokkos and Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Dispensary, Daffo. Two sources of data were used for the study...

Occupational Accidents, Trauma and Injuries Associated with Shoe Production in Ariaria International Market, Aba, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study is a cross-sectional research on the causes of occupational accidents, trauma and injuries present interesting public health challenges. It was primarily aimed at assessing the accidents, trauma and injuries that are inherent in occupational setting with particular interest in shoe production. The descriptive survey design involves sampling the opinion of workers in the shoe production industry in Ariaria market Aba. Questionnai...

Investigating health care providers’ attitudes towards victims of sexual violence and abuse in a university in south west Nigeria

Health care providers play a fundamental role in the society as the foremost members of the health care service team for the victims of sexual violence and abuse and their attitudes towards victims of sexual violence and abuse can play a pivotal role in the standard of health care services provided for sexual violence and abuse victims. Thus, this study investigates the attitude of care providers towards sexual and abuse victims in a university health center in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo Univer...

Common Sanitary Practices of the Residents in Purok Lizada Beach, Lizada, Toril

This study aimed to determine the common sanitary practices of Purok Lizada Beach in Barangay Lizada, Toril District, Davao City, Philippines. It involved a descriptive-quantitative method of research whose respondents were selected through a random sampling technique. A modified and adapted questionnaire was administered to 287 respondents. Results revealed a very high manifestation of personal hygiene and household sanitation with a mean of 4.36 and 4.35; while solid and human waste disposa...


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