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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF WOMEN TOWARDS MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and attitude of women towards menopausal symptoms in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. In order to accomplish this purpose, four specific objectives were formulated and corresponding research questions were posed to guide the study. One null hypothesis was postulated for testing. The descriptive study design was adopted for the study. The total sample size for the study was 396 women. A ...

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE FOR PREVENTION OF PUERPERAL SEPSIS AMONG TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice for prevention of puerperal sepsis among traditional birth attendants in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Three research objectives and their corresponding research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive design was used for the study. The accessible population was 120 TBAs. A self –developed validated structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the...

FACTORS AFFECTING THE UTILIZATION OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES BY MARRIED WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN CALABAR MUNICIPALITY, CROSS RIVER STATE.

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to assess the factors affecting the utilization of family planning services by married women in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. Three specific objectives, three research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted .Simple random sampling technique was use to select three wards in calabar municipality and systematic sampling technique was use to select the eligible household. S...

UTILIZATION OF FAMILY PLANNING METHODS BY MALE AND FEMALE TRADERS IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTHuman reproduction if left unplanned could result in high birth rate, resulting in large family sizes with negative effect on the health of mothers and children. The study was conducted to identify the type of family planning methods used by male and female traders of Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. Descriptive cross-sectional research design was adopted for the study. The sample size consisted of 158 traders of Anantigha community beach market i...

ROLES OF WATER RESOURCES FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL COMMUNITIES IN JERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BORNO STATE

ABSTRACTThe research which is entitled the roles of water resources for socio-economic development of rural communities in jere local government area of Borno state, has the sole objective of identifying the sources of water resources of the respondents in the study area, determine the household income arising from water related activities and to identify the constraints associated with water resources in the study area. Purposive sampling method was used where out of twelve wards five wards ...

A SURVEY OF HAND WASHING BEHAVIOR AND AWARENESS AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN KUBWA DISTRICT OF BWARI AREA COUNCIL, F.C.T. ABUJA, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTBackgroundHand washing is the process of decontaminating the hands, a cheap and effective method of limiting the spread of nosocomial infections. Good hand hygiene involves cleansing hands in between patients or between examining an infected site and a clean body site on the same patient. Proper hand washing practice involves following the WHO accepted guidelines for hand washing. Hand washing is an effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. Th...

DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AMONG NURSES: A TOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Table of ContentsIntroduction Objectives of the topic Concept of EntrepreneurshipBenefits of Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship in Nursing Entrepreneurship in Nursing Tools for Developing Entrepreneurial Spirit Among Nurses Implications of Entrepreneurship to Nursing ProfessionSummary Conclusion Recommendations Reference 

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PUBLIC TOWARDS MENTAL ILLNESS (A CASE STUDY OF ODOSIMADEGUN COMMUNITY, IJEBU NORTH-EAST LGA, OGUN STATE)

ABSTRACT This research project   was carried out to know the knowledge and attitude of the public towards mental illness. Mental illness is a complex problem. It is thought to be a unique response involving an individual’s personality as it interacts as it interacts with his environment at a time when he is particularly vulnerable to stress. Early repetitive negative interpersonal relationships with the family situation apparently influence the future emotional health of...

ASSESSMENT OF INCIDENCE AND CONTROL OF MALARIA IN ODEDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OGUN STATE

ABSTRACTMalaria infection is one of the most commonly reported illnesses in Nigeria. Studies reporting malaria infection at the community level is deficit in Ogun state, Nigeria, hence this study investigated the prevalence and risk factors associated with malaria infection in four rural communities, in Odeda LGA, Ogun State. This study was carried out in four randomly selected rural communities namely Ijemo Fadipe, Obete Abopa, Obete Akanbi and Odeda.  Well structured questionnai...

THE IMPACT OF EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING AMONG INFANTS (CASE STUDY OF LASUTH, AYINKE HOUSE IKEJA)

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to find out the impact of exclusive breast feeding among infants (A case study of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital- Ayinke House, Ikeja).The study comprises of Doctors, Nurses, and Health Workers and Nursing mothers. A total number of fifty questionnaires were distributed among the selected people. The result of these findings were presented and analyzed. Percentages was used for the analysis, result showed that exclusive breast feeding ...

ROLE OF NUTRITION IN THE TREATMENT AND HEALING OF WOUND AMONG SURGICAL PATIENTS

ABSTRACTDespite all technique advancement in the care of wounds one will be wondering what is actually contributing to the alarming rate of increase at which wound healing is delayed.According to Marlen (1999) a wound is defined as any physical injury involving a break skin, usually caused by an act or accident rather than by a disease, such as chest wound, gunshot wound, punctured wound, while healing is defines as act or process in which the normal structural and functional character...

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF ANAEMIA IN PREGNANCY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN (A CASE STUDY OF REGINA MUNDI CATHOLIC HOSPITAL MUSHIN LAGOS)

ABSTRACT It is an established fact that anaemia remains a threatening health condition among pregnant women in our society as such: the research project reviews the current knowledge of pregnant women regarding the level of health education in the prevention of anaemia among pregnant women. This research was concluded using a self-developed questionnaire of 20 questions for data collection and a random sampling technique was used to select subjects for the study. Current knowledge in...

THE PERCEPTION OF WOMEN AT AGBADO MARKET ON THE USE OF INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE AS A MEANS OF FAMILY PLANNING

ABSTRACTThe perception of women at Agbado market in Alagbado Lagos, on the use of intrauterine contraceptive device and other methods as a means of family planning. Intrauterine contraceptives device is an object made of plastic, stainless steel of flexible polythene nylon which is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.This is a description of the use of contraceptives for family planning, mainly on intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) among the market women in Agbado marke...

OCCURRENCE AND AWARENESS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN IJEDE TOWN IKORODU

ABSTRACTTuberculosis is one of the world recognized disease which results to death if not treated. This study is set to determine the rate of awareness of tuberculosis in Ijede town, Ikorodu, Lagos.This research is to know the rate of awareness among men and women, both young and old, and to evaluate the causes and prevention of tuberculosis.The finding of this study would be beneficial to the health of the people of community and to development of the society by reducing the risk of mo...

IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS LIVING WITH ASTHMA

ABSTRACTAsthma is among the top ten most common chronic diseases worldwide causing significant social and economic burden on the patient, family and healthcare system. More than five million people are affected by asthma, and each year these diseases disrupt daily life and productivity of many individuals and contribute to thousands of deaths as a results of failure to identify patients at risk and or to appreciate the severity of acute episodes. Despite the availability of safe and ef...


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