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Health Policy OPEN     Open Access  
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Prospect     Open Access  
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Health Psychology Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Health Systems & Reform     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health, Safety and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
Histoire, médecine et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Horizonte Medico     Open Access  
Horizonte Sanitario     Open Access  
Hua Hin Sook Jai Klai Kangwon Journal     Open Access  
Human Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
IJS Global Health     Open Access  
Implementation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Implementation Science Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Youth and Adolescent Health     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Infodir : Revista de Información científica para la Dirección en Salud     Open Access  
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Health Trends and Perspectives     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Growth and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Health Geographics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access  
International Journal of Healthcare Delivery Reform Initiatives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Healthcare Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Healthcare Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Indigenous Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of MCH and AIDS     Open Access  
International Journal of Medicine and Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health     Open Access  
International Journal of Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Prevention and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Public Health Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Public Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Scientific Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Spa and Wellness     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Telerehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Children's Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterScientia     Open Access  
Investigaciones Andina     Open Access  
Iranian Journal of Health and Environment     Open Access  
Iranian Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research     Open Access  
İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
JAMA Health Forum     Open Access  
JBI Evidence Implementation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
JBI Evidence Synthesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Jeugd en Co     Hybrid Journal  
JGZ Tijdschrift voor jeugdgezondheidszorg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
JMIR Human Factors     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance     Open Access  
JMIR Serious Games     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Jornal Brasileiro de TeleSSaúde     Open Access  
Jornal de Ciências da Saúde do Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal do Piauí     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal Health NPEPS     Open Access  
Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal Of Allied Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Behavior, Health & Social Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Behavioral Addictions     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital     Open Access  
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Journal of Communication in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Earth, Environment and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Eating Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Education and Health Promotion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ergonomics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Evolution and Health : An Ancestral Health Society Publication     Open Access  
Journal of Exercise & Organ Cross Talk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Family Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Family Strengths     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Fasting and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health Promotion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Journal of Health Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Research and Reviews     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Science and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Science and Community Public Health     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science and Medical Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science and Prevention     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science Research     Open Access  
Journal of health sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences and Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance System     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences Scholarship     Open Access  
Journal of Health Service Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Services and Education     Open Access  
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Human Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Human Trafficking     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Ideas in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Industrial Safety Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Infection and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Law and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Medical and Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Mental Health Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Muslim Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nanotheranostics     Open Access  
Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Oral Health and Craniofacial Science     Open Access  
Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Primary Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Psychosexual Health     Open Access  
Journal of Public Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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  • Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Communities and the Mitigation Efforts

    • Authors: OH Okojie
      Pages: 1 - 22
      Abstract: Background: The Coronavirus disease 2019 caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has triggered a pandemic of a proportion that was only seen over a century ago when the Spanish flu ravaged the world in 1918. The focus of this review was to explore the impact of COVID-19 on communities and the mitigation efforts.
      Discussion: The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an enormous impact on various communities; including geographical, working, those who have fled conflict areas and academic/research communities with a global surge in the demand for health and social services. There are also some positive impacts such as the boom in research output and global collaboration while bringing to the fore the very important role of public health and community medicine specialty.
      Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the enormous deficiencies in health systems including the social and welfare support of various communities. There is need to sustain mitigation efforts that have been instituted and prepare for future pandemics as connected cycles while learning from the past ones. Keywords: Communities; COVID-19; Impact; Mitigation; SARS-CoV-2
      PubDate: 2022-03-07
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.1
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Determinants of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Completion among People
           Living with HIV in Oyo and Ogun States, Southwest Nigeria

    • Authors: O Olajide , P Okonkwo , O Ajayi , D Adetoye , O Ogunsola , O Ibiloye, T Omole , O Elujide , O Ayinde
      Pages: 23 - 37
      Abstract: Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to reduce morbidity and mortality from Tuberculosis (TB). This study assessed the rate of IPT completion and its associated factors among PLHIV in South West Nigeria.
      Methods: A review of records of 1526 PLHIV who commenced IPT between October 2017 and December 2018 was done. Data were extracted from facility level IPT service documentation tools using study-developed data abstraction template. The chi-square  test was used to assess the association between the independent variables and the patient’s IPT completion status at 0.05 significance level. Logistic regression was used to determine the predictors of IPT completion.
      Results: The mean age of the study population was 42.3±11.3 years and 1154 (75.6%) of them were females. About 1342 (87.9%) completed IPT within six months of initiation. Major reasons for non-completion of IPT were lost to follow up 86 (46.7%) and nonadherence to IPT 60 (32.6%). Higher proportion of respondents who were Igbo (92.9%), ART-naïve (97.6%) or active on ART regimen (94.8%) completed their IPT regimen within 6 months of initiation when compared to those of other tribes (p=0.023), ART experienced (87.7%), (p=0.023) or inactive on treatment (0.9%), (p<0.001) respectively. Traders/farmers were 6 times more likely to complete IPT compared to public/civil servants (AOR=6.110, 95%CI=2.180-17.112, p=0.001).
      Conclusion: IPT completion rate was high among study participants. Intensified counselling on IPT benefits among ART patients with focus on civil/public servants might further improve IPT completion. Keywords: IPT Completion; Isoniazid Preventive Therapy; PLHIV; Tuberculosis; Southwest Nigeria
      PubDate: 2022-03-09
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.2
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Relationship between Cost of Care and Medication Adherence among
           Hypertensive Patients Attending a Tertiary Health Facility in Ekiti State,
           Nigeria

    • Authors: TM Ipinnimo , OL Abodunrin , KA Durowade
      Pages: 38 - 57
      Abstract: Background: The economic burden of care is a barrier to effective treatment of hypertension as affordability of drugs may affect medication adherence. This study assessed the cost of care and level of medication adherence among patients with hypertension attending a tertiary hospital in Ekiti State, Nigeria.
      Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study that used a systematic sampling technique to select eligible patients. Data was collected with an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Medication adherence was assessed with eight-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8). Data entry and analysis were done using IBM SPSS version 22.0. p-value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
      Results: The median age (Interquartile Range) of respondents was 55.0 (20.3) years with male to female ratio of 1:1.2. The mean monthly cost of care of hypertension was ₦15,964.76 (US$44.35). Only 47 (34.1%) respondents were adherent (MMAS score of ≥8) to their medications. Medication adherence was inversely associated with total cost of admissions (p=0.024) and cost of admission drugs/consumables (p=0.028). Male gender (AOR=12.561;95%CI=2.248–70.189), middle-age (45-64years) (AOR=11.577;95%CI=1.015- 131.998), being unmarried (AOR=0.006;95%CI=0.000–0.300), exercising <3days per week (AOR=0.055;95%CI=0.006–0.489), employment in informal and formal occupations (AOR=0.024,0.022; 95%CI=0.001–0.590,0.001–0.591) and living with someone (AOR=0.000;95%CI=0.000–0.086) were significant predictors of medication adherence.
      Conclusion: Medication adherence was suboptimal and negatively associated with total cost of admissions and cost of admission drugs/consumables. Attention should therefore be given to developing and implementing measures such as subsidy on drugs and increasing coverage of health insurance that would limit the impact of these costs on the patients. Keywords: Cost of care; Medication adherence; Hypertension; Ekiti
      PubDate: 2022-03-11
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.3
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The Index Case of Covid-19 in Delta State, Nigeria: A Case Report

    • Authors: DT Obong , OO Adesoye, O Ochei , MI Ntaji, NE Okolugbo, OT Owa-Nwabuzo
      Pages: 58 - 68
      Abstract: Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a fatal respiratory infection that has spread rapidly around the world since it was first discovered in China in late 2019. Several management options and experiences have been observed across health systems globally including Nigeria. We report the progression and evolving clinical scenario of the first case of COVID-19 in Delta State, Nigeria.
      Methods: We reviewed the hospital admission case record of the first case of COVID- 19 in a 50-year-old male managed at the isolation centre of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Delta State. All relevant information about the patient’s clinical characteristics, investigations, treatment and outcome were obtained and documented.
      Results: The patient was positive for COVID-19 and was placed on a wide-range of medications and supportive therapy. No baseline laboratory investigations were done throughout the period due to lack of a designated infectious disease laboratory to provide services at the time. Patient’s overall wellbeing was based on physical assessment and monitoring of vital signs: temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation (SPO2). Although he became symptom-free by the 12th day of admission, the laboratory report was persistently positive for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) until the 35th day of admission when he became negative.
      Conclusion: This report showed that the patient had complete resolution of clinical symptoms without concomitant viral clearance. Also, intensive supportive care contributed to a favourable outcome in this patient. The need for improved surveillance and response systems to ensure better patient outcome is recommended. Keywords: COVID-19; Case Report; Index Case; Coronavirus; Delta State
      PubDate: 2022-03-11
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.4
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • A review of morbidity pattern among undergraduate Law students that
           

    • Authors: TO Ojo, MO Owoseni , O Abiodun , EF Bamidele , K Sodeinde, JO Ogunkoya , AA Amuda , W Alakija
      Pages: 69 - 80
      Abstract: Background: There is a growing youth population in Nigeria’s universities. It is important to understand the prevailing health problems of undergraduate students and provide services that are responsive to their health needs. Hence, this study assessed the morbidity pattern among law undergraduates that accessed care at a private Nigerian university clinic.
      Methods: A review of health records of 569 undergraduate law students who attended Babcock University, Iperu campus clinic, Ogun State, from January-December 2018 was conducted. Data were extracted from clinic cards and information on socio-demographic characteristics, presenting complaints, diagnosis, drugs prescribed and outcome of care were obtained. Data were analysed using SPSS version 25 and summarised using frequencies and percentages.
      Results: The median age of the clinic attendees was 18.7 years and 410 (72.1%) of the clinic attendees were females. Fifth year students accessed care at the University clinic more than other undergraduates, 228 (40.1%). The common morbidities were malaria, 291 (51.1%), respiratory tract infection, 269 (47.3%), malnutrition, 221 (38.8%) and dysmenorrhea, 84 (14.8%). The commonly prescribed class of drugs were analgesics 454 (79.8%), haematinics 401 (70.1%), antibiotics 397 (69.8%), antihistamines 290 (51.0%) and antimalarials 260 (45.7%).
      Conclusion: Communicable diseases such as malaria and respiratory tract infections were the most common morbidities among the students studied. The study findings are important in planning university health services aimed at effective prevention and treatment of common morbidities among undergraduates. The university needs to increase sensitization among students with the aim of improving clinic service utilization by students, especially the non-final year students. Keywords: Health problems; Undergraduate students; Private University; Nigeria
      PubDate: 2022-03-11
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.5
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Women’s perception of quality and utilization of antenatal care and
           delivery services in Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State,
           Nigeria

    • Authors: O Owigho , AR Isara
      Pages: 81 - 98
      Abstract: Background: The perception of quality of antenatal care and delivery services is one of the several factors that influence utilization of these services. This study assessed the perception of quality and utilization of antenatal care (ANC) and delivery services among women of childbearing age in Oshimili South Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State, Nigeria.
      Methods: A cross-sectional study among 301 women aged 15-49 years selected by multistage random sampling technique using mixed methods of data collection. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS version 21 while thematic analysis was done for the qualitative data.
      Results: The mean age of the women was 32.0 ± 2.5 years. Most were married 287 (95.3%), had secondary education 211 (70.1%)) and self-employed 227 (75.4%). One hundred and forty-eight (49.2%) had good perception of technical competence of staff, 132 (43.9%) their safety consciousness and 134 (44.5%) effectiveness/efficiency of drugs. However, 136 (43.5%) had poor perception of waiting time, 118 (39.2%) health workers respectfulness and 116 (38.5%) compassion for patients. Two hundred and seventy-three (90.7%) and 251(83.4%) utilized ANC and delivery services, respectively, while 22 (7.3%) delivered at home.
      Conclusion: The women’s perception of quality of ANC and delivery services varied across domains. There was a high level of utilization of antenatal care and delivery services. However, there were few traditional birth attendant (TBA) and home deliveries. Addressing the issues of long waiting time and attitude of health workers will encourage full scale utilization of health facilities and discourage TBA and home deliveries Keywords: Antenatal care; Delivery services; Perception; Quality of care; Utilization; Nigeria
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.6
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Parental Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Adolescent Sex Education in
           Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

    • Authors: IA Onyeodi , TW Ladi-Akinyemi , OJ Kanma-Okafor
      Pages: 99 - 116
      Abstract: Background: The period of adolescence is characterized by rapid physical and cognitive growth along with sexual maturation. Parents are obligated to educate adolescents on matters of sex and relationships with age-appropriate information using culturally relevant methods and providing scientifically accurate and non-judgmental information. This study assessed the knowledge, attitude and practice of sex education among parents in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
      Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study among 350 parents selected by multi-stage sampling technique. Data were collected using a pretested intervieweradministered questionnaire and analyzed using Epi info version 7.2 statistical software. The Chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests were used to determine statistical associations. A p-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant.
      Results: The mean age of the respondents was 46.1±10.2 years. The male to female ratio was 1.6:1. About two-thirds, 227 (67.2%) opined that sex education is best commenced in primary school. Overall, 311 (92.0%) had good knowledge, 323 (95.6%) of the respondents had positive attitudes while 255 (75.3%) had good practice of sex education. The major barrier to the practice of sex education was the lack of a general protocol to guide parents. Good knowledge and positive attitudes were significantly associated with practicing sex education (p<0.001).
      Conclusion: Although parents mostly had good knowledge, positive attitudes and good practice of sex education, a quarter of them still had poor practice of sex education mostly due to the lack of a protocol to guide them. Sex education programs and guidelines to encourage parents should be developed Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Adolescents Sex Education; Parents; Lagos
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.7
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • One-year prevalence of domestic violence against women during the COVID-19
           pandemic in an urban community in Southern Nigeria

    • Authors: VY Adam , E Erhus
      Pages: 117 - 130
      Abstract: Background:Violence against women is a major public health challenge particularly in the developing countries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, varied rising incidence of domestic violence against women were reported. This study determined the one-year prevalence of domestic violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic in an urban community in Southern Nigeria.
      Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Multistage sampling technique was utilized in recruiting 616 female respondents from an urban community in Benin City, Nigeria. Structured intervieweradministered questionnaire was the tool for data collection. The questionnaire was adapted from the 2018 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey and the 2006 World Health Organization multi-country survey tool. Data analysis was done using IBM-SPSS version 25.
      Results: More than a third of the women 221 (35.9%) had been victims of domestic violence in the last one year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The types of domestic violence experienced by the women included: psychological 120 (54.3%), physical 68 (30.8%), sexual 38 (17.2%) and economic 36 (16.3%). Husbands 52 (76.5%) and boyfriends 39 (57.4%) of the victims were the most frequent perpetrators of physical violence.
      Conclusion: The study revealed a high one-year prevalence of violence against women in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological and physical violence were most prevalent and were perpetrated mainly by intimate partners of the women. The social media can be utilized routinely to educate the masses about violence against women. Also, men should be engaged in the prevention of domestic violence programmes through education workshops. Keywords: Prevalence; Perpetrators; Violence against women; Domestic violence; COVID-19 pandemic; Southern Nigeria
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.8
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Managerial Capacity of Health Care Managers in Primary Health Care Centres
           in Ekiti State, Nigeria

    • Authors: A Adeniran , O Ojo , E Oluwole, F Chieme, B Olujobi, M Akinyinka, M Ilesanmi , A Ogunsakin
      Pages: 131 - 146
      Abstract: Background: The performances of Primary Health Care workers play key roles in delivering quality health care thereby leading to health systems’ strengthening. This study assessed the managerial capacity of health care managers at Primary Health Care centres in Ekiti State, Nigeria.
      Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out amongst 188 health care managers in all the Local Government Areas of Ekiti State, Nigeria from August to November 2020. Self-administered questionnaires (google form) were used to obtain data. Analysis of data was done with STATA SE 12. The level of significance (p-value) was set at <0.05.
      Results: The mean age of respondents was 45.9 ± 7.0 years with females 161 (85.6%) and males 27 (14.4%). More than one-third 69 (36.7%) of respondents had received formal training in managerial and leadership development. The majority of respondents (94.7%) had good managerial capacity with a mean total score of 279.8 ± 46.9. There was a statistically significant difference in the average managerial capacity scores across the level of education and professional experience categories. Respondents who had tertiary education and those with more than 5 years’ experience had higher managerial capacity scores compared to others. (p < 0.001)
      Conclusion: The findings indicated that majority of the Primary Health Care managers in Ekiti State had a good managerial capacity to run the Primary Health Care systems. It is recommended that individual health workers should continue with personal development and continuous institutional development by the state government is encouraged towards improvement of health services rendered. Keywords: Managerial capacity; Healthcare managers; Primary Health Care; Institutional development
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      DOI: 10.4314/jcmphc.v34i1.9
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2022)
       
 
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