American Journal of Health Research

Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013

  • Leisure-Time Physical Activity among University Students in Mauritius

    Marie CHAN SUN, Kawthur B. AZMUTALLY

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: May 30, 2013
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    Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Mauritius has Type 2 Diabetes mellitus as public health issue, whereby unhealthy modes of eating and sedentary lifestyles are factors to be addressed in the primary prevention of the disease among the youth. This study was thus designed to investigate the prevalence of Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among university students in Mauritius and... Show More
  • Burden of Limitations of Activities of Daily Living among Geriatric Nigerians with Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Resource-Limited Nigerian Primary Care Clinic in Eastern Nigeria

    Gabriel Uche Pascal Iloh, Abali Chuku, Odinakachukwu Japhet Dike, Obinna Peters Amafili, Blessing Chidinma Nnaji

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013
    Pages: 9-16
    Received: Jun. 16, 2013
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    Published: Jul. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: Globally, there is emerging increase in the population of elderly. Despite the process of natural aging, elderly population in addition suffer musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which affect their activities of daily living (ADLs). Aim: The study was designed to determine the burden of limitations of activities of daily living among geria... Show More
  • Frequency of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adult Nigerians with Family History of Non-Communicable Cardiovascular Disease in a Primary Care Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital in a Resource-Constrained Environment of Eastern Nigeria

    Gabriel Uche Pascal Iloh, Abali Chuku, Nnadozie Paul Obiegbu, John Nnaemeka Ofoedu, Augustin Obiora Ikwudinma

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013
    Pages: 17-25
    Received: Jul. 27, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: Cardiovascular (CV) risk factors tend to cluster in persons with family history of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) with variable distribution and penetrance. Screening adult Nigerians with immutable family history of CVD for other conventional CV risk factors is an important primary care challenge that is often neglected especially in re... Show More