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UTILIZATION OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME(NHIS) AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WORKING AT UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL, ITUKU- OZALLA, ENUGU

Abstract The difficulties encountered in out of pocket financing of healthcare have compelled the introduction of pre paid health insurance in many countries, including Nigeria. This is borne out of a universal and equitable healthcare cover as a fundamental human right. This initiative works on pooling of resources. This study assessed the utilization of National […]

AN ASSESSMENT OF PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) OF HIV/AIDS IN ENUGU HOSPITALS

Abstract Introduction: Pregnant women living with HIV are at high risk of transmitting HIV to their infants during pregnancy, birth or through breastfeeding and without any interventions, between 20% and 45% of infants may become infected with an estimated risk of 5- 10% during pregnancy, 10-20% during labour and delivery, and 5-20% through breastfeeding.  Objective: […]

THE PREVALENCE AND TREATMENT OUTCOME OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN TUBERCULOSIS REFERRAL HOSPITAL EKU, DELTA STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by bacteria generally referred to as mycobacterium tuberculosis; almost every organ in the body can be affected, but involvement of the lungs account for more than 80% of TB cases. Tuberculosis affecting the lungs is called Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB), while […]

SOME ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICES FOR IDENTIFYING OBESITY IN PREGNANCY

Abstract   Obesity in pregnancy is currently a major health problem worldwide according the WHO. Prevalence of obesity during pregnancy has doubled in the past 20 years, and obesity is strongly associated with poor gestational and perinatal outcomes. Pregnancy is characterized as a brief observation period in which the anthropometric index undergoes rapid changes. The […]

SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS AS DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE OF DIABETIC PATIENTS IN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL NNEWI ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to assess the socioeconomic factors as determinants of the quality of Life of diabetic patients in NAUTH. Some research questions and hypotheses were set to guide the study. A cross sectional correlation research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 226 respondents was drawn from the […]

PREVALENCE OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTORS AMONG ADULTS IN ORLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IMO STATE- NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of worldwide preventable morbidity and mortality. Globally certain risk factors have been found to account for up to 90% of cardiovascular disease and a large percentage are preventable through the reduction of the modifiable risk factors. However it is reported that there are millions of people with undiagnosed […]

PATIENT PERCEPTION AND SATISFACTION WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AT PRIMARY CARE FACILITIES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background of Study Primary Health Care forms the bedrock of the health-care services of a country. It is the quality of health care available to the majority of the population that determines the health status of the country and is the best indicator for the level of social development of the […]

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF LASSA FEVER AMONG PEOPLE ATTENDING PHC

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background of Study Lassa fever is one of the diseases for which weekly epidemiological reporting to the health authorities is being done in Nigeria. A rapidly changing epidemiological pattern had been reported over the years (Ogbu, Ajuluchukwu and Uneke, 2007). It causes mortality and morbidity where outbreaks occur worldwide including Nigeria […]

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF HAND WASHING AS A MEASURE OF DISEASE CONTROL AMONG STUDENTS IN AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY

ABSTRACT The purpose of the thesis was to study the knowledge and practice of hand washing as a measure of disease control among students in Afe Babalola University. The goal was to know how well the knowledge of hand hygiene is known to the students and their attitudes towards maintaining good hand hygiene and to […]

KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION OF HYPERTENSION AND ITS MANAGEMENT AMONG CLIENTS/PATIENTS

ABSTRACT Hypertension is an important public health challenge at Auchi Nigeria. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological survey was to determine hypertensive patients’ knowledge, perceptions, attitudes and life-style practices so as to optimize their health and treatment needs. We examined a cohort of 108 randomly selected hypertensive by means of a self-structured questionnaire and a […]

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS RISK FOR ACQUIRING HIV AND USE OF VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING ANDTESTING AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS, ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE.

ABSTRACT This study was designed to determine the knowledge and attitude towards risk of acquiring HIV and use of voluntary counseling and testing in senior secondary schools Enugu. The study sought answers to five research objectives and tested five hypotheses. The population of the study consisted of one thousand, three hundred and fifty eight (1358) […]

KNOWLEDGE AND ADHERENCE OF PATIENTS WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE REGARDING HEMODIALYSIS IN FEDERAL TEACHING HOSPITAL, IDO-EKITI

ABSTRACT Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive irreversible structural and functional damage of the kidney. Between 1990 and 2010, chronic kidney disease has moved from 29th to 18th position in the list of total number of deaths with the poorest populations being at highest risk.The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge […]

HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OF WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER AND THOSE WITHOUT CANCER AT UNTH ITUKU/OZALLA ENUGU

Abstract Breast cancer is a serious, stressful and life-threatening disease. Breast cancer survivors increasingly experience long-term side effects that influence their quality of life (Wonghongkul, Dechaprom , Phumivichuvate & Losawatkul,2006).This descriptive study was conducted on the health related quality of life of women with breast cancer and those without cancer at the university of Nigeria […]

HEALTHCARE COST AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES BY THE INSURED AND UNINSURED CIVIL SERVANTS IN SELECTED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN ABAKALIKI

ABSTRACT One major component of access to healthcare is utilization of healthcare services. The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was designed to reduce the impact of poverty on the ability of the enrollee to utilize healthcare services. The question is has NHIS increased the utilization of health care services and offered financial protection to its […]

FACTORS AFFECTING UTILIZATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES BY RURAL DWELLERS IN ABIA STATE

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Utilization of public health services is an important factor in the effectiveness of national health care and achievement of Health for All. Nigeria’s population is predominantly rural and the health needs of rural areas are numerous. For one to be able to maintain a healthy state, the choice of health care facilities/services and […]

HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR TOWARDS HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG FAMILIES WITH ELDERLY IN ISIALA MBANO LGA IMO STATE

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find out the health seeking behavior towards health promotion among families with elderly in Isiala Mbano LGA Imo State. To achieve this purpose the ex- post facto research design was used to assess 399 respondents drawn from three clans of Isiala Mbano LGA through stratified sampling technique. […]

ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION AND IMPLICATION ON THE HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN IN THE RURAL AREA IN EKITI

CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Introduction Efforts to assuage poverty cannot be complete if access to good water and sanitation systems are not part. In the 2000, 189 nations adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration, and from that, the Millennium Development Goals were made. Goal 4, which aims at reducing child mortality […]

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PATIENTS’ AND NURSES’ PERCEPTIONS OF NURSE CARING BEHAVIOURS IN TWO TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN JOS

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to comparatively assess patients’ and nurses’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviours in Jos University Teaching hospital (JUTH) and Plateau State Specialist Hospital (PSSH) Jos. A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was employed to study 332 patients and nurses. No sampling was done as all the subjects who met the […]

CAREGIVERS’ KNOWLEDGE AND INVOLVEMENT IN THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF RELAPSE IN SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS AT FEDERAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL NEW HAVEN, ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACT Schizophrenia the most common type of mental illness affecting approximately 1% of the world population is often accompanied by relapse even while on treatment. This study assessed Caregivers’ knowledge and involvement in the prevention and management of relapse in Schizophrenic patients of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu. A descriptive cross sectional design was adopted. A […]

ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING AMONG FEMALE HEALTH WORKERS IN UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT TEACHING HOSPITAL, PORT HARCOURT RIVERS STATE

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the attitude and practice of female health workers towards cervical cancer screening (CCS) in the university of Port Harcourt teaching hospital (UPTH), Rivers state. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 352 was used for the study. This sample size […]

ASSESSMENT OF TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS’ PERCEPTION ON COMMUNICATION OF PROGNOSTIC INFORMATION BY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL, ITUKU/OZALLA.

ABSTRACT This study investigated terminally ill patients’ opinion on communication of prognostic information by healthcare providers. It specifically determined the views of terminally ill patients on what healthcare providers communicated to them about their prognosis; which of the healthcare providers that communicates prognostic information to terminally ill patients; the condition under which healthcare providers communicate […]

ASSESSMENT OF SAFE MOTHERHOOD PRACTICES AMONG WOMEN RECEIVING ANTE NATAL CARE IN NKPOR URBAN, ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Background: Most developed countries have made significant progress in addressing maternal morbidity and maternity, but it appears that countries with very high maternal mortality burdens have made little progress in improving maternal health outcomes.  Despite having only about 2% of the world’s population, Nigeria contribute about 10% of the World’s maternal deaths8 knowledge about […]

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