American Journal of Health Research

Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015

  • Computer and Internet Use among Tertiary Healthcare Providers and Trainees in a Nigerian Public Hospital

    Ibrahim Taiwo ADELEKE, Muniru Aderemi ASIRU, Benson Macaulay OWEGHORO, Ahmed Bolakale JIMOH, Ameenah Muhammad NDANA

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: Oct. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 27, 2014
    Published: Oct. 31, 2014
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    Abstract: The Nigerian healthcare system is characterized with paper-based health information management systems and grossly inadequate IT-skilled healthcare providers. Nonetheless, the emerging digitization and globalization has the potentials to speed up the transformation of the current healthcare systems and revolutionize the provider-consumer relationsh... Show More
  • The Rate, Reasons and Predictors of Hospital Discharge against Medical Advice among Inpatients of a Tertiary Health Facility in North-Central Nigeria

    Samuel Adebowale Adefemi, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Philip Gara, Olanrewaju Oloundare Abdul Ghaney, Sunday Akingbola Omokanye, Aivonya Momoh Jimoh Yusuf

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 11-16
    Received: Dec. 01, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Dec. 14, 2014
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    Abstract: Objective: To determine the rate of hospital discharges against medical advice (DAMA), identify reasons for such discharges and identify factors predicting such discharges compared with controls. Methods: This is a retrospective health records review of all patients who discharged against medical advice and matched cases of those discharged normall... Show More
  • Health Information Technology in Nigeria: Stakeholders’ Perspectives of Nationwide Implementations and Meaningful Use of the Emerging Technology in the Most Populous Black Nation

    Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Sunday Adesubomi Erinle, Ameenah Muhammad Ndana, Tony Chuks Anamah, Oluseye Abiodun Ogundele, Danjuma Aliyu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 17-24
    Received: Nov. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2014
    Published: Dec. 14, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Nigeria is witnessing continuing advocacy and increase in number of individuals yearning for computerization of health information and healthcare processes. On the other hand, the Government of this most populous black nation is evolving plans and strategies for the adoption and implementation of health information technology (HIT). How... Show More
  • Knowledge, Access and Use of Internet-Based Health Information for Personal Healthcare among Employees of the Foremost Nigerian University

    Benson Macaulay Oweghoro, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Patricia Philip Mshelia, Lateef Mosebolatan Ogundiran, Aivonya Momoh Jimoh Yusuf, Deborah Ifeoluwa Adeoti

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 25-31
    Received: Dec. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 18, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Accessibility and use of the internet-based health information are vital concepts in healthcare delivery. The Internet is changing not only the way patients get health information, but the way they interact with their healthcare providers and others alike. Several studies have explored the use of the Internet by the healthcare providers... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Nursing Ethics and Law among Nurses at Federal Medical Centre, Bida

    Danjuma Aliyu, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Sunday Oluwafemi Omoniyi, Balarabe Ayuba Samaila, Aliyu Adamu, Aisha Yahaya Abubakar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 32-37
    Received: Dec. 18, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
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    Abstract: It is universally acknowledged that nursing profession is guided by both ethic and legal principles as it is the tools for professional discipline which gives the nurse a broad idea of what is expected of her as she moves from the protective ambiance of school into the society. Social changes such as right to healthcare, increasing cost of healthca... Show More
  • Current Clinical Coding Practices and Implementation of ICD-10 in Africa: A Survey of Nigerian Hospitals

    Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Olawole Olusegun Ajayi, Ahmed Bolakale Jimoh, Abdullateef Adisa Adebisi, Sunday Akingbola Omokanye, Mary Kehinde Jegede

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 38-46
    Received: Dec. 19, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Clinical coding is an integral part of health information management (HIM) practice which provides valuable data for healthcare quality evaluation, health resource allocation, health services research, medical billing, public health programming, Case-Mix/DRG funding. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related H... Show More
  • ICT knowledge, Utilization and Perception among Healthcare Providers at National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria

    Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Adejoke Abiola Salami, Moses Achinbee, Tony Chucks Anamah, Ibrahim Babaminin Zakari, Muhammad Hassan Wasagi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 47-53
    Received: Dec. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014
    Published: Jan. 03, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Healthcare system in Nigeria is moving towards digitalization especially in the management of patients’ health information, with a view to harmonizing medical care practice for improved healthcare quality. Information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed the way people collaborate, identify potential collaborators or frien... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Preoperative Visit: A Survey of Nigerian Perioperative Nurses

    Danjuma Aliyu, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Sunday Oluwafemi Omoniyi, Silas Kolo, Oluwafemi Michael Odofin, Patience EssienEkaete

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 54-60
    Received: Dec. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014
    Published: Jan. 03, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: The notion of preoperative visiting has been in existence since the 1960s and its value and worth in relation to healthcare delivery has been debated consistently since the term preoperative-visit is often confusing. However, little is known about knowledge, attitude and practice of preoperative visits among perioperative nurses in Nige... Show More
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness among Secondary Schools’ Adolescents in South-Western Nigeria: A Correlate to Strengthen Advocacy and Strategic Sexuality Education Programs

    Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Bilkisu Abidemi Azeez, Danjuma Aliyu, Lateef Mosebolatan Ogundiran, Abdulkarim Salami, Wasiu Adeyemi Adeoye

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 61-67
    Received: Dec. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 04, 2015
    Published: Jan. 19, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: The magnitude of the HIV epidemic and the prevailing lack of sexual health interventions targeting young people in sub-Saharan Africa calls for a wider awareness and strategic approach-based advocacy. Although adolescents are pivotal to manpower development and technological advancement in Nigeria, HIV epidemic is on the increase among ... Show More
  • Perspectives of Continuing Formal Education among Nurses in Selected Secondary Healthcare Facilitiesin Northern Nigeria

    Aliyu Adamu, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Danjuma Aliyu, Tawheed Mahmud

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 68-73
    Received: Dec. 31, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 08, 2015
    Published: Jan. 23, 2015
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    Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine registered nurses’ perception of continuing formal education (CFE). Methods: A quota sampling was used to recruit 100 registered nurses who attended a mandatory continuing professional development programs in two different locations (Minna and New Bussa) in Niger state, Nigeria. Results:The find... Show More