Please wait...

Published Manuscript

Exemple
HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICES AND ITS RELATED FACTORS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

Healthy lifestyle is a set of behavioural patterns that maintains a strong relationship with a person’s optimal health. Some of the risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcome are modifiable. This study assessed health promotion practices and its related factors among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Government Health Institution in Ile-Ife, Osun State. A cross-sectional study through stratified sampling technique was used to select 380 pregnant women from six Government Healthcare Institutions in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Participants who consented to participate completed a 69-item structured questionnaire on health-promoting lifestyle profile. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean age of the respondents was 29.54 ± 7.22. The overall score of the health promotion
practices of respondents is high with a mean score of 147.72 out of 172. The health-promoting lifestyle frequently practiced by pregnant women is spiritual value/belief with the mean of 27.29 ± 1.96 while the least practiced is physical activity with the mean of 6.74 ± 3.53. Health responsibility and physical activity subscale are not adequately practiced despite their roles in the prevention and early detection of non-communicable diseases. A statistical relationship (p<0.05) is found between lifestyle practice and socio-economic variables. Therefore, it is imperative to integrate comprehensive health-promoting lifestyle activities in antenatal care services for positive pregnancy outcomes.

  • Faremi | F. | A. | nfaremi@gmail.com | +2348033826198, Olafare | D. | G. | @ | +234, Ogbeye | G. | B. | @ | +234, Afolabi | E. | K. | @ | +234, Komolafe | A. | O. | @ | +234, Afolabi | O. | O. | @ | +234, Iwaola | O. | M. | @ | +234, Fatile | O. | A. | bimpeolufat@yahoo.co.uk | +2348034017063
  • : Health Promotion Practices, Pregnant women, South-West
  • Faremi F. A Vol 9 (1)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more
Exemple
THE NEED FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL NURSING LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Leadership in the Nigerian healthcare industry has become a major public concern especially in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, because nursing profession has not been given its rightful position in the society. The shift from management to leadership in nursing has become one of the most important evolutionary forces in transforming healthcare from its ailing status to an expected resurrecting state in Nigeria. Healthcare condition in Nigeria needs a
great deal of attention as the mortality rate has been on the increase even before the pandemic. Integrating a progressive nursing transformational leadership will play a significant positive role to enable transformational nursing leaders become
catalysts to expand a holistic perspective that empowers nursing professionals at all levels, and maximizes the use of the most recent technology in the movement beyond evidence-based and patient centred health care to patient-directed outcomes.

  • CHINEDUM | I. | AHAIWE | ahaiwe@aol.com | +2349030545657
  • : Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership: Nursing Leadership, Healthcare
  • Chinedum I. Ahaiwe Vol 9 (1)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more
Exemple
AN EXAMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ANTE-NATAL CARE SERVICES ON MATERNAL MORTALITY IN DANDAGORO, BATAGARAWA LGA KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA

Antenatal care is one of the most essential care given to women during pregnancy. This study was carried out to assess
the quality of antenatal care rendered to pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in primary health care Dandagoro,
Batagarawa Local Government area. The research design was descriptive survey. The Study population are pregnant
women attending Antenatal care at primary health care Dandagoro and Taro Yamani formula was used to determine
the sample size of 137 which was selected through a simple random sampling technique. The socio-demographic data
of this study revealed that majority of the respondents were between 21-30 years, most of them were Muslims,
Hausa/Fulani and housewives. The results of this study showed that the quality of services rendered in primary health
care Dandagoro, was good due to the fact that material resources were available but, no adequate human resources
because majority of staff available are not skilled workers they are Community Health Extension Workers and other nonprofessionals.
This study also reported that antenatal services are adequately utilized and majority of the women were
satisfied with the services they received in the facility. It is therefore recommended that primary health care Dandagoro,
Batagarawa Local Government area should serve as advocate to the local government and other nongovernmental
organization to provide necessary facilities for the provision of quality antenatal care services .

Read more
Exemple
ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS MODEL: PREREQUISITE FOR INCLUSIVENESS IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

The dynamics of sociocultural influences on access to public health has moved current thinking beyond the behavioural, biological, environmental, and physical causes of diseases to embrace the relationships between health and social contexts. This with a view to proffer direct and specific solutions to the pervasive predominant problems of healthcare accessibility that matches each context. Thus, this study examined the effects of deployment of innovative business model
on the performance indicators of healthcare delivery system in the frontier countries, like Nigeria. Specifically, the study examines effects of entrepreneurial business model on availability, affordability and accessibility of quality healthcare
services to all including the poor and vulnerable citizens. Primary data collected through the instrumentality of structured questionnaire administered on twenty-five (25) senior staff and twenty-five (25) patients of purposively selected five (5) hospitals operating in the southwestern Nigeria, and personal interview on five (5) CEOs also purposively selected were analysed with the aids of descriptive statistics to determine the contribution of each identified variables. Findings revealed
that, any appropriate business model that will foster inclusiveness in health care delivery system in Nigeria must earn the trust of the vulnerable, must be relatively affordable and geographically accessible. The paper concludes that stakeholders, policymakers, and hospital management must consider the peculiarities of the subpopulation’s sociocultural factors in
designing their health care value propositions.

  • ADELE | HASIMIYU | ADEMOLA | haadele@lautech.edu.ng | +2348089920302, YAKIBI | AYODELE | AFOLABI | yakibiafolabi@yahoo.com | +2348033196599, OLADELE | PATRICK | OLAJIDE | otunbagbobaniyi@yahoo.com | +2348033196599, AGBOOLA | OLUSOLA | JOSHUA | jaolusola@gmail.com | +2348034044976
  • : Business model, healthcare services, accessibility, affordability, availability
  • ADELE Hasimiyu Vol 9 (2)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more
Exemple
PERCEPTION ABOUT CAESAREAN DELIVERY ON MOTHERS’ REQUEST AS SEEN AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLINIC AT PLATEAU STATE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL, JOS, NIGERIA

There is great controversy over request for caesarean section. Potential risks include complication in sequence pregnancies, such as uterine rupture, placenta previa and accrete. Potential benefits of request for caesarean deliveries include a lower risk of postpartum haemorrhage in the first caesarean section and less surgical complication compared
with vaginal delivery. The research used descriptive cross-sectional survey design. A random sampling technique was used for selecting 148 respondents for this study and well-structured self-administered questionnaire was used in collection of data with a reliability score of 0.85. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23. Similar frequencies and proportions were reported for categorical variables. The demographic
characteristics of respondents revealed that majority are within the age of 26 -35 years, married, Christian by religion and Plateau ethnic group. Majority of the students have tertiary education and are still students with 2 -4 children and had no caesarean section during delivery. Result of this study revealed that the perception of pregnant women about caesarean delivery is negative (48%) but their attitude is positive. Further findings show a general acceptance
(56%) of caesarean delivery on mothers’ request among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at PSSH. In conclusion, improving women’s knowledge about risks and benefit of different mode of delivery can lead to a positive material attitude.

  • AJAYI | ABRAHAM | D. | abarahamdare67@yahoo.com | +2348035050027, GAKNUNG | BONGI | K. | bonjigaknung@gmail.com | +2348033959627, GOTODOK | HOSEA | K. | gotodok11@gmail.com | +2347036550994, ABOWU | PATRICIA | I. | abowupatricia@gmail.com | +2347063818247
  • : Antenatal care, caesarean section, deliveries, mothers’ request
  • AJAYI Abraham Vol 9 (2)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more
Exemple
HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICES AND ITS RELATED FACTORS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

Healthy lifestyle is a set of behavioural patterns that maintains a strong relationship with a person’s optimal health. Some of the risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcome are modifiable. This study assesses health promotion
practices and its related factors among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Government Health Institution of
Ile-Ife, Osun State. A cross-sectional study through stratified sampling technique was used to select 380 pregnant women
from six Government Healthcare Institutions in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Participants who consented to participate completed a 69-item structured questionnaire on health-promoting lifestyle profile. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean age of the respondents was 29.54 ± 7.22. The overall score of the health promotion practices of respondents is high with a mean score of 147.72 out of 172. The health-promoting lifestyle frequently
practiced by pregnant women is spiritual value/belief with the mean of 27.29 ± 1.96 while the least practiced is physical
activity with the mean of 6.74 ± 3.53. Health responsibility and physical activity subscale are not adequately practiced
despite their roles in the prevention and early detection of non-communicable diseases. A statistical relationship (p<0.05)
is found between lifestyle practice and socio-economic variables. Therefore, it is imperative to integrate comprehensive
health-promoting lifestyle activities in antenatal care services for positive pregnancy outcomes

Read more
Exemple
WORKPLACE BULLYING AND MENTAL HEALTH OF CLINICAL NURSES IN A FEDERAL MEDICAL HOSPITAL IN SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA

Healthcare professionals’, especially nurses, are prone to workplace bullying than professionals in other service sectors and this has implication on their mental health. This study explores the level of workplace bullying, mental health of nurses in a Federal Medical Center in South West Nigeria. Cross-sectional descriptive approach was used for this study.
A balloting sampling technique was used to select 186 nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Owo. Two standardized instruments were used: General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and 22-items Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ-R). The study employs the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), both descriptive and inferential statistics were carried out. The result of this study shows that majority of respondents are exposed to workplace bullying and experienced poor mental health. Further findings observe that majority of respondents experience person related bullying in the sub sections of their workplace. The study reports that religion is the only statistically significant factor relative to the workplace bullying. Findings also reveals that age of nurses and their wards are also statistically associated with the mental health status and lastly only work-related subsection of workplace bullying is strongly related to mental health (p=0.005). In conclusion, further studies should be conducted on the causes, perpetrators of workplace bullying among nurses and reasons for poor mental health status.

  • OLABISI | Oluwaseyi | Isaiah | seyiolabisi55@gmail.com | +23407069640496, AJIBOYE | Taiwo | Aderemi | phdajiboye@gmail.com | +2348128819821, AZEEZ | Fatimah | Omobolanle | faithfulfaith2912@gmail.com | +2347030786237, EJIDOKUN | Adeolu | . | ejidokun79@gmail.com | +2348034737948, YUSUFF | Jaleelah | . | joyfunmy@gmail.com | +2347038649093
  • : workplace bullying, nurses, mental health, hospital
  • OLABISI Oluwaseyi Isaiah Vol 8(1)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more
Exemple
NURSES PERCEPTION, ATTITUDE OF FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN PATIENTS CARE AND IN-PATIENT RECOVERY

Family involvement in in-patient care is the focus of care in the hospital and at home. Improved hospital performance,
increasing staff satisfaction, decreasing costs, and improving in-patient outcomes can be achieved by family involvement in patient’s care. The study assesses nurses’ perception and attitude to family involvement in the care of in-patient in Lagos, Nigeria. A descriptive design was adopted for this study and a multistage sampling technique was used in selecting 290 respondents who participated in the study. The instrument used for this study is a self-developed questionnaire with four sections. Reliability of the instrument was r = 0.75. Data were analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), version 22. Descriptive statistics was presented in tables and charts while chi-square was used for inferential statistics at a significant level of p = 0.05. The demographic characteristics showed that the mean age of participants was 33.55±1.74 years, 51.5% are BN. Sc certified nurses. The result of this study shows that the
respondents have negative perception and attitude toward family involvement in the care of in-patient. Lastly the findings of this study reveal that there is a statistically significant association between perception and the attitude towards family involvement of in-patient care with p = 0.029. There is no statistically significant association between gender and attitude towards family involvement with p = 0.336. Nurses should be more sensitive towards the need for family involvement in the care of in-patients. This will ensure family satisfaction with the care of loved ones and preparing them for continuing with care of the patients at home following discharge.

  • ABAZIE | OGECHI | HELEN | abazie@unilag.edu.ng | +2348034568662, GBAHABO | DOOSHIMA | DOROTHY | ogenaban@yahoo.com | +2348034568662., OLAJIDE | PRECIOUS | . | ayokaaaa2014@gmail.com | +2348166748230
  • : Nurses, Perception, Attitude, Family Involvement
  • ABAZIE Ogechi Vol 8(1)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more
Exemple
WORK-RELATED BACK PAINS FACTORS AND IT’S PERCEIVED EFFECTS ON NURSES IN FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWO, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Nurses are the leading workforce that experiences low back pains among health professional. This study assessed the
factors contributing to work-related low back pains and its perceived effects among nurses in Federal Medical Centre
Owo, Ondo state, using a descriptive research design. A convenient sampling technique was used to select a total of 97
nurses. Data were collected using a self-designed structured questionnaire with reliability index of 0.69. Data collected
were analyzed with SPSS using descriptive statistics and results were presented in tables and figure. The prevalence of
low back pains is found to be high. The following factors are identified to cause work-related low back pain among
nurses: standing for a long period of time without break, lifting and moving heavy patients or heavy medical equipments,
Organization of work, working conditions, staff shortage, working hour, that is, overtime, stress at work, on job training
on lifting of patients and improper work design. While the perceived impact of low back pain includes losses in number
of works, decreased work output and occupational disability. It is therefore recommended that Nurses should plan their
work and make proper organizational to prevent the occupational hazard of low back pain.

Read more
Exemple
KNOWLEDGE OF HYPERTENSION AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AMONG HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS ATTENDING MEDICAL CLINIC IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA

Hypertension has been acknowledged as a world health challenge, a leading cause of death in adults and a risk factor for other diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, strokes. Hypertension is related to some risky health
behaviours such as smoking, overweight, alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity. It is labelled a
‘silent killer’ because it progressively and permanently damages organs before occurrence of any diagnosable external
presentation, hence, this study investigates the level of knowledge of hypertension and its management strategies among
hypertensive patients and compliance to their medication and treatment regimen. A cross sectional descriptive survey
design was used. A sample size of 148 was determined from a total population of 225 attending medical clinic in the
outpatient department in University of Benin Teaching Hospital. A convenient sampling technique was used to select
148 respondents. A self-structured questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.89 was the instrument used for data
collection. The result of the socio-demographic characteristic of the respondents shows that majority of the respondents
are females within the age group of 51 to 70yeasrs, have diploma/degree and they are married. Lastly, majority are
civil servants. Findings reveal that the respondents are highly knowledgeable about hypertension but the knowledge
about management strategy of hypertension is average. Finally, the level of compliance with management strategies is
low. The result of the hypothesis tested shows that age and educational level of respondents are significant factor
associated with level of knowledge of hypertension among respondents. Therefore, it is important for patients to be
thoroughly educated on the importance and benefits of proper management of hypertension.

  • OKO-OSE | JOSEPHINE | NGOZI | joechiazor@yahoo.com | 08034078785, OSUNDE | ROSEMARY | NGOZI | ngosunde23@gmail.com | +2348035788478
  • : Knowledge: Hypertension: Management strategies
  • OKO-OSE, JOSEPHINE Vol 8(1)
  • : Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array, Array
Read more