American Journal of Health Research

Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015

  • Survival During Treatment Period of Patients with Severe Heart Failure Admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Gondar University Hospital (GUH), Gondar, Ethiopia

    Azmera Hailay, Essey Kebede, Kasim Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 257-269
    Received: Jun. 03, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 18, 2015
    Published: Jul. 28, 2015
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    Abstract: Heart failure (HF) is progressive and irreversible which occurs more slowly because of damage to the heart muscle, building up through time due to disease of the heart or a blood vessel leading from the heart as a result of various diseases. In nearly all regions of the world HF is both common and increasing. Predictions for the next two decades in... Show More
  • A Comparative Studies of Nutritional Status, Physical Activity and Life Style between Male and Female Patients of Coronary Heart Disease in Khulna City, Bangladesh

    Kaisun Nesa Lesa, Md. Reyad-ul-Ferdous, Farzana Alam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 270-278
    Received: Jul. 10, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 25, 2015
    Published: Aug. 01, 2015
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    Abstract: Aim: The main purpose of this study was to compare the coronary heart disease between male and female, aged 30 to upto 60 years hailing at Khulna city in Bangladesh, during may, 2014 to November, 2014. Methods and Results: Data were collected by questionnaires on the basis of sex, age, smoking, body mass index and presence or absence of other disea... Show More
  • Quality of Antenatal Care Services in South-Western Uganda

    Kennedy Sakaya Barasa, Jones Mutune Mutua

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 279-285
    Received: Jul. 21, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 30, 2015
    Published: Aug. 10, 2015
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    Abstract: Objectives: The study aimed at the evaluation of the quality of antenatal care services in South Western Uganda Methods: This research used a data set from the Population Council of Kenya, which was conducted in South-Western Uganda, and it drew a representative sample of health facilities, by administering a questionnaire and making an assessment ... Show More
  • Nutritional Status of Under- five Children in Hawassa Zuria District, Southern Ethiopia

    Dereje Danbe Debeko, Ayele Taye Goshu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 286-292
    Received: Jul. 01, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 17, 2015
    Published: Aug. 12, 2015
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    Abstract: Almost, half of the under five children in Ethiopia are malnourished. The objective of this study was to estimate and identify determinants of nutritional status among under-five children in Hawassa Zuria District Southern Ethiopia. This survey was conducted by house to house visit through two-stage sampling using community based cross-sectional st... Show More
  • Postpartum Depression Relating to Smoking and Drinking Habits of Husbands Among Rajbanshi Mothers in Nepal

    Nawa Raj Subba, Shishir Subba

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 293-297
    Received: Aug. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Aug. 27, 2015
    Published: Sep. 05, 2015
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    Abstract: This is a cross-sectional study on postpartum depression (PPD) among Rajbanshi mothers in Nepal. The objective of the study was to find out the prevalence rate of PPD and association between PPD in mothers with smoking/drinking habits of the husbands and perceived stress among Rajbanshi community. Quantitative methods employed using semi-structured... Show More
  • Epidemiology of Needle Stick-Sharp Injuries (NSSIs) and Potential High Risk Exposures among Health Professionals in Ethiopia: Neglected Public Health Concern

    Zelalem Desalegn, Solomon Gebreselassie, Yehenew Asemamaw

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 298-304
    Received: Aug. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Aug. 30, 2015
    Published: Sep. 09, 2015
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    Abstract: Health professionals are exposed to a wide range of hazards in the workplace. Needle stick injuries have been recognized as one of the occupational hazards. Healthcare worker handling sharp devices or equipment is at risk of occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens. Despite the burden of potential exposures, in Ethiopia, there are only few re... Show More
  • Barriers to HIV/AIDS Treatment in Nigeria

    Jalal-Eddeen Abubakar Saleh, Haruna Ismaila Adamu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 305-309
    Received: Aug. 23, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 07, 2015
    Published: Sep. 14, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: With the exception of South Africa and India, the number people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLWHA) in Nigeria exceeds that of any other country in the World. Access to HIV/AIDS treatment services remains a challenge as only 6% of PLWHAs have accessed the services. This stands in the way of achieving the National HIV/AIDS p... Show More
  • Traditional Practices on Mother and Child Health Care in Rajbanshi Community of Nepal

    Nawa Raj Subba

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 310-317
    Received: Sep. 12, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 21, 2015
    Published: Oct. 09, 2015
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    Abstract: This is a qualitative study on traditional health care of mother and child in Rajbanshi community in Nepal. The aim of the study was to explore traditional maternal and child health care and to uncover harmful practices. Methods in this descriptive study employed in - depth interviews and FGDs with traditional birth attendants, traditional healers,... Show More