American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021

  • Level of Perceived Stigma Among Caregivers of Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Jimma City, Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Study

    Muhammed Seid Muhammed, Markos Tesfaye, Eshetu Girma, Mengesha Birkie

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 77-85
    Received: Apr. 12, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 09, 2021
    Published: Jul. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Stigma associated with mental illness is a psychosocial consequence that causes indescribable suffering for the victim. Therefore this study aimed to assess the magnitude and factors associated with level of perceived stigma among caregivers of persons with severe mental illness in Jimma city, Ethiopia. Methods: A cross-sectional study ... Show More
  • Quality of Family Planning Services in Kersa Woreda, Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia: A Facility Based Cross-Sectional Study

    Tarekegn Jabara, Elias Ali, Zalalem Kaba

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 86-101
    Received: Jun. 23, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 14, 2021
    Published: Jul. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: Improving quality of care has been a necessary goal for family planning programme worldwide. The unmet need for family planning services in Ethiopia is believed to be high (26%) while the already available services do not appear to be optimally used by potential clients. It was assessed the quality of family planning services provision. Facility ba... Show More
  • Health Related Quality of Life and Associated Factors Among HIV Patient on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy at Assosa Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019

    Paulos Jaleta Wondasho, Mulugeta Adimasu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 102-108
    Received: Jun. 30, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 15, 2021
    Published: Jul. 23, 2021
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    Abstract: Health-related quality of life is a broad concept reflecting a patient’s general subjective perception of the impact an illness and treatment given for them. It measures an integral part of patient follow up by providing valuable feedback about the disease as well as associated interventions. The aim of this study was to assess health related quali... Show More
  • Knowledge and Attitude Towards COVID-19 and Its Associated Factors Among Health Care Providers in Ethiopia: A Systematic and Meta-Analysis

    Maru Meseret, Zegeye Regasa, Gizaw Hailye, Bayou Tilahun, Amare Dagnew

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 109-121
    Received: Jun. 30, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 15, 2021
    Published: Aug. 06, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective: The main aim of this study is to determine the pooled estimate of good knowledge and positive attitude towards COVID-19 among health care providers in Ethiopia. Methods: This review was registered on PROSPERO with registration number CRD42020213000. PubMed, Advanced Google search, and Google Scholar databases were searched up to June 20,... Show More
  • Gabapentin — The Popular but Controversial Anticonvulsant Drug May Be Zeroing in on the Pathophysiology of Disease

    Michael Raymond Binder

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 122-134
    Received: Aug. 13, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2021
    Published: Aug. 31, 2021
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    Abstract: Originally marketed under the brand name Neurontin, the anticonvulsant drug gabapentin has become one of the most widely prescribed—and one of the most controversial—drugs in America. On the market for nearly three decades, the drug has been prescribed for everything from chronic cough to chronic pain and hot flashes to bipolar disorder; but is it ... Show More