American Journal of Health Research

Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014

  • Side Effects of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: The Experience of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Onigbinde Ayodele Teslim, M’Kumbuzi Vyvienne, Olaogun Mathew Olatokunbo, Afolabi Joshua Oluwafisayo, Nondwe Bongokazi Mlenzana, Manie Shamila, Tarimo Nesto, Mukoka Grace

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 106-112
    Received: Jun. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 10, 2014
    Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are of choice for acute pain management in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) but they are not without side effects. The primary aim of this study was to investigate user’s experience of side effects of oral NSAIDs among patients with MSDs. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 296 patients w... Show More
  • Antenatal Care Utilization and Associated Factors from Rural Health Extension Workers in Abuna Gindeberet District, West Shewa, Oromiya Region, Ethiopia

    Birhanu Darega Gela, Nagasa Dida Bedada, Fikru Tafese Jaleta, Shimeles Ololo Sinkie

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 113-117
    Received: Jul. 06, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 16, 2014
    Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Developing countries has low antenatal care coverage. A new cadre of community levels health workers in Ethiopia hoped to improve maternal health problem by providing antenatal care services. However, level of antenatal care services utilization from rural health extension workers is not well known. Thus, this study aimed to assess antenatal cares ... Show More
  • Traditional and Orthodox Medical Systems in Nigeria: The Imperative of a Synthesis

    Toyin Adefolaju

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 118-124
    Received: Aug. 11, 2013
    Accepted: Jul. 25, 2014
    Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Every society makes provisions for health care delivery systems for its members. This is with a view to providing medical and related services for the maintenance of good health, particularly through the prevention and treatment of diseases. This is in recognition of the pervasive importance of good health upon which life is contigent. These societ... Show More
  • Factors that Influence Utilization of the Female Condom among Senior Secondary School Female Students in Urban Cameroon

    Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang, Luchuo Engelbert Bain

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 125-133
    Received: Jul. 02, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 15, 2014
    Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: The female condom is a proven effective female controlled HIV prevention device. Sociocultural and biological factors predispose women to a heavier burden of HIV/AIDS than men. In Cameroon, with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, no study has investigated the factors influencing use of the female condom. This study was aimed to identify the factors inf... Show More
  • Determination of Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Obesity and the Correlation with Adult Obesity- A Random Cross Sectional Study from Nepal

    Binay Kumar Raut, Mukesh Kumar Jha, Dijan Baidya, Hari Sundar Shrestha, Subhash Sapkota, Madhukar Aryal, Prabodh Risal, Shyam Sundar Malla

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 134-139
    Received: Jul. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 06, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Obesity is a global problem that is rising at an astounding rate. The children and adolescent obesity are the burning issues. Body mass index (BMI) also called Quetelet Index (initially described by Quetelet in 1869), has become the measurement of choice to measure overweight and obesity in adults. To date there is no information on the... Show More
  • Delay for First Consultation and Associated Factors among Tuberculosis Patients in Bahir Dar Town Administration, North West Ethiopia

    Yeshiwork Amogne Mekonnen, Lakew Abebe, Netsanet Fentahun, Shegaw Alemu Belay, Addisu Workineh Kassa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 140-145
    Received: Jul. 18, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 04, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Delayed presentation for first consultation is a major problem contributing to the high burden and transmission of tuberculosis in most developing countries including Ethiopia. There is paucity of evidence on the magnitude of patient delay and why patients fail to seek care in health institution early in Bahirdar town administration are... Show More
  • Perceived Quality of Antenatal Care Service by Pregnant Women in Public and Private Health Facilities in Northern Ethiopia

    Girmatsion Fesseha, Mussie Alemayehu, Belachew Etana, Kiday Haileslassie, Ayalnesh Zemene

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 146-151
    Received: Jul. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 04, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Quality of Antenatal care is potentially one of the most effective health intervention for preventing maternal morbidity and mortality particularly in places where the general health status of women is poor. Improving quality of health care is one of the strategies in Health sector development program IV (HSDP IV) of Ethiopia. However, ... Show More
  • A Study on Quality of Life of Elderly Population in Bangladesh

    Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Md Nazrul Islam Mondal, Nazrul Hoque, Mohammad Shariful Islam, Md Shahiduzzaman

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 152-157
    Received: Jul. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 04, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Bangladesh currently experiences the significant increase of aging population with poverty and breakdown of various social and traditional bonds. So, this study was undertaken to assess the background profile, pattern of morbidity and overall quality of life (QoL) of elderly population in Bangladesh. Data were collected from 250 elderly populations... Show More
  • Intention to Donate Blood among the Eligible Population in Mekelle City, Northern Ethiopia: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior

    Gebremeskel Mirutse, Girmatsion Fisseha, Lakew Abebe, Zewda Birhanu, Mussie Alemayehu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 158-163
    Received: Jul. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 15, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Introduction: Millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions. However, in most developing countries, including in Ethiopia people’s still die due to inadequate supply of blood and blood products. In addition, the intention of the adult population toward blood donation is poorly assessed in Ethiopia. Thus, the aim of this study is ... Show More
  • Nurses Knowledge Related to Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting and Associated Factors at Felegehiwot Referral Hospital and University of Gondar Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

    Abewa Adimasu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 164-170
    Received: Jul. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 11, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Even though some adverse drug reactions are minor and can be resolved quickly, some can cause permanent disability or death. Inadequate knowledge of adverse drug reactions by Nurses is a common problem of any pharmacovigilence programs. Objective: The objective of this study is to assess predictors of Nurses knowledge related to adverse... Show More
  • Changes in Inpatient Satisfaction with Nursing Care and Communication at Debre Markos Hospital, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    Shegaw Alemu, Challi Jira, Tsion Asseffa, Mayur M. Desa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 171-176
    Received: Aug. 02, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 15, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Improving communication and collaboration between admitted patients and nurses can improve patient satisfaction and quality of care. Objective: To assess changes in in- patient satisfaction with nursing care and nurse’s communication. Methods: The study was conducted at Debre Markos hospital from October 15 to December 17, 2009 using a ... Show More
  • Malaria Outbreak Investigation in Mecha, Dera and Fogera Districts, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    Mulugojjam Andualem Tamiru, Addisu Workineh Kassa, Belay Bezabih Beyene, Tilahun Belete Mossie, Yeshiwork Amogne Mekonnen

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 182-187
    Received: Aug. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Introduction- Malaria is caused by the protozoan parasite plasmodium and transmitted by anopheles mosquitoes. It remains the major public health challenge in Amhara region. Mecha, Dera and Fogera are some of the malaria endemic districts of the region. The aim of this study was to investigate the outbreak and guide intervention measures. Methods – ... Show More
  • Barriers to Adherence of Optimal Birth Spacing: A Qualitative Study among Mothers and their Husbands in Arba Minch Zuria District, Ethiopia

    Desta Hailu, Teklemariam Gultie, Yinager Workineh

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 188-195
    Received: Aug. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 15, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Optimal birth spacing plays a critical role in promoting perinatal health. However, in Ethiopia, many women still have shorter birth intervals than they would prefer and studies done to assess knowledge of couples were scarce. The objective of this study therefore was to assess perceived knowledge of couples about the disadvantage of sh... Show More
  • Nutritional Status in Heart Failure Patients throughout Chronic Kidney Disease Stages

    López-Rodríguez Yadira, Orea-Tejeda Arturo, Castillo-Martínez Lilia, Delgado-Pérez David Alejandro, Keirns-Davis Candace, García-Castañeda Luis Roberto, Calvario-Monarca Elizabeth, Dávila-Radilla Fernando

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 196-202
    Received: Jul. 14, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 14, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Background & aims: Heart failure (HF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, the prognosis of heart failure is poor, especially with coexisting chronic kidney disease (CKD). However little is known about how HF and CKD together influence the nutritional status, so the main objective of this study was to assess nutritional status in... Show More
  • Association between Chronic Bronchitis and Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Chinese Subjects Over 90 Years of Age

    Lingyun Gao, Birong Dong, Qiu Kui Hao

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 203-206
    Received: Aug. 02, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 13, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Objective: chronic bronchitis may have a key influence on cognitive function, however, the relationship between chronic bronchitis and cognitive impairment in the elderly Chinese population has not been explored. The present study investigated the association between cognitive impairment and chronic bronchitis in elderly Chinese subjects over 90 ye... Show More
  • Predictors of Nurses Reporting Practice Related to Adverse Drug Reaction at Felegehiwot Referral Hospital and Felegehiwot Referral Hospital and University of Gondar Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

    Abewa Adimasu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 207-215
    Received: Jul. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 18, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Prevention, monitoring and reporting of adverse drug reactions is still a challenge among Nurses. Objective: to assess predictors of Nurses’ practice related to adverse drug reaction reporting at Felegehiwot Referral Hospital and University of Gondar Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. Method: Hospital based cross sectional study was... Show More
  • Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease and Associated Risk Factors among Diabetic Patients in Southern Ethiopia

    Temesgen Fiseha, Mehidi Kassim, Tilahun Yemane

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 216-221
    Received: Aug. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes is associated with an increased risk of premature mortality, kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. No studies are available on the prevalence of CKD among diabetics in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of CKD and its associated risk factors among diabetic adults... Show More