HEALTH AND KINETICS

EFFECTS OF STIGMATIZATION ON HIV/AIDS PATIENTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The HIV pandemic and its ravaging effects was a great shock to the world at large. It succeeded in making the social stratification among humans expand and this stratification cuts across the entire existence of human race because there is no known reversal or cure for the virus …

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IMPACT OF ANTI-HIV/AIDS PROGRAMMES OF ABS TELEVISION ON THE SEXUAL HABITS OF YOUTHS

Chapter One 1.1 Introduction Before the advent of mass communication, the process of communication employed was interpersonal communication that is face to face communication. Interpersonal communication reaches limited audience but mass media make it possible for message to reach far beyond the immediate proximity of the sender. A few hundred feet may be all the …

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CAUSES AND EFFECT OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TO IMMUNIZATION AMONG COUPLES

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION Immunization is recognized as a safe and effective method of preventing disease (National Advisory Committee on Immunization, 1998); however, not all parents choose to immunize their children and not all couples choose to maintain or update their own immunization status. The goal of this thesis is to understand why young couples (parents …

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A PRAGMATIC TRIAL OF PARENT-FOCUSED PREVENTION IN PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE: IMPLEMENTATION AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH OUTCOMES IN THREE HEALTH SYSTEMS 

Abstract:  Fifty percent of all adolescents will use some form of illicit drugs before the end of high school, 20-25% will meet criteria for depression, and many others will engage in health compromising behaviors like delinquency and violence—with consequences for their long-term health. Evidence-based interventions shown to prevent these behavioral health concerns could improve adolescent …

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PREVALENCE STUDY OF HEPATITIS B (AUSTRALIAN ANTIGEN) AMONG PATIENTS IN NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL ENUGU

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       INTRODUCTION TO HEPATITIS B Viral hepatitis is a disease as old as the history of Medicine. Hepatitis was described in the Babylonian Talmud in the fifty century BC, and was referred to by Hippocratic over 2000 years ago. Despite this ancient knowledge, it was not until 1963, that the first human …

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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARD CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING (A CASE STUDY OF FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY)

INTRODUCTION Cervical cancer is a malignant disease of the cervix usually occurring in the 5th or 6th decade of life at a mean age of 54 years. The disease has a pre-malignant stage which usually occurs in younger women under the age of 40.[1] Carcinoma of the cervix is associated with the following risk factors; …

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARD CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING (A CASE STUDY OF FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY) Read More »

THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS) AMONG EMERGING ADULTS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0       INTRODUCTION Sexually Transmitted Diseases has been noted to imperil not only human kind but institutions therefore not constituting one of the biggest threats to the global agenda. (UNESCO, 2000).However, Across 15 countries surveyed in the round 2 of the “Afro barometer,” evidence indicates that large proportions of Africans have either lost family …

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THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN PREVENTION OF HIV/AIDS AMONG YOUTHS IN THE SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY OF OSHIMILI SOUTH LGA OF DELTA STATE

Recent research has highlighted the significant contribution families make in the prevention of HIV risk behaviors among adolescents. As the most proximal and fundamental social system influencing child development, families provide many of the factors that protect adolescents from engaging in sexual risk behaviors. Among these are positive family relations, effective communication about sexuality and …

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THE ROLES OF RADIO AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ERADICATION OF GUINEA WORM

Introduction Background Dracunculiasis is one of the oldest diseases known to man. Although it is not a killer disease, it is a disease of high morbidity and complications found mostly in farming populations. Its health, social, educational and economic cost to the individual, the household and the community which is considerable and it’s transmission cycle …

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EVALUATION OF OXYGEN SATURATION IN HEALTHY NEWLY BORN INFANTS AT THE USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL SOKOTO, NIGERIA

Abstract oxygenation status in newborn babies has been proven to be subjective and unreliable, Clinical assessment of skin colour as a measure of it. Hence, measurements of pre-ductal pulse oxygensaturation have been recommended during newborn resuscitation. This recommendation has not been implemented in Nigeria. The present study evaluates pre-ductal pulse oxygen saturation in healthy newly …

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