Science Journal of Public Health

Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013

  • Prevalence and Determinant Factors for Sharp Injuries among Addis Ababa Hospitals Health Professionals

    Berhanu Elfu Feleke

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 189-193
    Received: Aug. 05, 2013
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    Published: Sep. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: Sharp piercing injuries to medical personnel are a piercing body trauma caused by sharp medical equipment used to screen, diagnose, treat or follow up patients’ conditions. More than 50 pathogens can be transmitted by sharp injury. There is no previous study conducted among Addis Ababa hospitals that has addressed the prevalence and ass... Show More
  • A Comparative Study of Dietary Fiber Awareness, Diseases & Drugs Interaction in Rural and Urban Areas of Bangladesh

    Md. Tanvir Ahmed, Sk. Shahinur Rahman, Md. Shofikul Islam, A. Y. K. Md. Masud Rana, Md. Hafizur Rahman

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 194-200
    Received: Aug. 12, 2013
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    Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: This comparative study represents the dietary fiber awareness among the two selected areas of Bangladesh, especially urban & rural areas to detect the situation about knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of dietary fiber. This study is conducted among 100 people of two areas and shows that knowledge about dietary fiber is higher among the respon... Show More
  • Quality of Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Control Activities: Tracking Stock-Outs and Replenishment of Supplies in Anambra State, Nigeria

    Jane Chinelo Enemuoh, Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe, Benjamin Sunday Chudi Uzochukwu, Joseph Oranuba, Amobi Linus Ilika

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 201-208
    Received: Aug. 23, 2013
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    Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Introduction: The use of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data is recognized as a major factor in the improvement and strengthening of malaria control programmes. This study assesses the quality of M&E in malaria control, with special emphasis on use of M&E to detect and control stock-outs of drugs and other supplies. Methods:The study was undertake... Show More
  • Khat Chewing and Its Associated Factor among College Students in Bahir Dar Town, Ethiopia

    Yeshalem Mulugeta

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 209-214
    Received: Sep. 06, 2013
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    Published: Oct. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: - Khat is a large green shrub that grows at high altitude in the region extending from eastern to southern Africa, as well as on the Arabian Peninsula. Khat is widely consumed among the youth of Ethiopia; especially among high school, College and University students. Khat chewing is the risk of frequently absenteeism from class and poor... Show More
  • Epidemiology of Elderly Patients Hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit for Severs Medical Illnesses

    Rhita Bennis Nechba, Moncif El M’barki Kadiri, Amine Ali Zeggwagh, Abdelhalim Mesfioui

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 215-221
    Received: Oct. 09, 2013
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    Published: Oct. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Objectives: This study was made to identify the epidemiological data of elderly patients (over 65 years of age) vs. younger patients (... Show More
  • Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Junior High School Students – Evidence from Mfantseman Municipality of Ghana

    Kwaw Emmanuel, Sackey, Augustina Sackle, Awere, Eric

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 222-226
    Received: Oct. 28, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Malnutrition is one of the major problems facing the developing countries, especially among children. It is estimated that, 28% of children under the age of five are stunted whilst 14% are underweight in Ghana. Minister of Food and Agriculture in 2004 asserted that the Intelligent Quotient (IQ) of Ghanaian children has generally reduced due to poor... Show More
  • Factors Responsible for Early and Forced Marriage in Iran

    Hossein Matlabi, Ahmad Rasouli, Hamidreza Hamedi Behtash, Ali Faraghi Dastjerd, Behnaz Khazemi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 227-229
    Received: Oct. 29, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Child marriage directly impact girls’ education, health, psychological well-being, and the health of their offspring. This qualitative study was carried out to investigate the causes of this silent health issue in village of Hervi, Tabriz, Iran. Data was collected by participating 60 students and their parents using focus group discussions and inte... Show More
  • Prevalence of Diarrheain Under-Five Children among Health Extension Model and Non-Model Households in Sheko District Rural Community, Southwest Ethiopia

    Teklemichael Gebru, Mohammed Taha, Wondwosen Kassahun

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 230-234
    Received: Oct. 25, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: Childhood mortality rates reduction by two-thirds is one of the Millennium Development Goals target. Worldwide diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in under-five year’schildren.It is responsible for 1.7 million morbidity and 760, 000 mortality of children every year. In Ethiopia diarrhea kills half million under-five c... Show More
  • Socio-Economic Dependence on the Incidence of Tuberculosis in Jos, North Central Nigeria

    Bigwan E. I., Ohaeri M. C., Vem T. S., Sheyin Z., Umar A., Olukose O. J., Wuyep P., Gyang B., Chollom S. C.

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 235-238
    Received: Dec. 11, 2013
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    Published: Dec. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains a disease of serious public health concern due to its high tendency of person-person transmission, morbidity, and mortality. Objective: This study aimed at determining the prevalence of AFB in relation to some socioeconomic variables within the study area. Methods: Sputum samples were collected from th... Show More
  • Effects of Taping Application Type on Grip Power, Pinch Power, and EMG Activity

    Young-Han Park

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013
    Pages: 239-243
    Received: Dec. 11, 2013
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    Published: Jan. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: This study is to investigate the changes of grip power, pinch power, EMG (MVC) and to generalize the effects by differentiating the application of tape on hand which we use the most in daily living. All subjects were divided into three groups, FT, ET, and RT group. All groups conducted pre-test and grip/pinch power and EMG were measured before and ... Show More