Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002

JNSP Articles in press

Physical activity levels among people living with HIV in Lagos, Nigeria: Evaluation of adherence to recommended guidelines

Article in Press

In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), people living with HIV (PLWH) experience increased longevity but also face a rising burden of HIV-related comorbidities and disabilities, impacting their quality of life. The WHO 2020 Guidelines have recommended a lifestyle adjustment in the form of physical activity as a strategy to minimize the risk of HIV-related disabilities. However, there is insufficient...

Author(s):Temitope Oladejo, Hellen Myezwa, Adedayo Ajidahun, Sam Ibeneme

Effects of Upper and lower limbs Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy on Functional Ambulation in Stroke Patients: A randomised controlled trial

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Background: Stroke patients with hemiparesis often exhibit impaired ambulation function, balance confidence and asymmetrical weight distribution leading to ambulation dysfunction. This study was designed to compare the effects of Combined Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) upper and lower limbs (CO) with Modified CIMT Lower Limb (LL) and Modified CIMT Upper Limb (UL) on functional ambulation of stroke...

Author(s):Umar L and Babatunde O. A. Adegoke

Building the future physiotherapist: Transcending boundaries to creative thinking

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Disruptive and undetermined events continue to give a new outlook to industries including that of healthcare, failure to continuously renew and standardize approaches among organized professions in healthcare like Physiotherapy will continue to give more power to alternative health market places, widen the knowledge practice gap, reduce professional prestige and policy protection, slow down innovation, expand inter and...

Author(s):Shuaib Sani Shuaib

Development of a contextualised physical activity programme to improve health outcomes among people living with HIV-related disability in Nigeria: a study protocol

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Transitioning from a life-threatening infection resulting in acute illness to a long-term manageable condition implies that HIV management requires collaboration between the primary care clinicians and rehabilitation teams. Being an effective, safe, and beneficial health strategy, physical activity has been recommended in HIV management. Despite its numerous benefits, there is still a low prevalence of physical activity in...

Author(s):Temitope Oladejo, Hellen Myezwa, Adedayo Ajidahun, Sam Ibeneme

Prevalence of neck pain among heavy truck drivers in Maiduguri north-eastern Nigeria

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Background: It is a general presumption that most workers in blue collar occupations are susceptible to spinal problems of postural nature including neck pain the prevalence of which relatively less attention has been paid by researchers compared to other work related musculoskeletal disorder such as back pain. Objectives: This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of neck pain among heavy truck drivers in...

Author(s):Gloria Amara Eneh, Ginikachukwu Gladys Nwafor, Anthoinus Obinna Ezeukwu, Henry Dozie Ajuzie

Pattern of physical activity, sleep duration and quality of life among individuals with diabetes mellitus in selected health facilities in Kano, northwestern Nigeria

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Background: Data on physical activity and sleep quantity as important correlates of quality of life among individuals with diabetes in northwestern Nigeria are not available. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of self-reported physical activity, sleep duration and quality of life in persons with diabetes mellitus attending diabetic clinics for follow up. Methods: One hundred and twenty...

Author(s):Jibril Mohammed Nuhu, Umar Hadi Tijjani, Umaru Muhammad Badaru, Abdulsalam Mohammed Yakasai, Musa Sani Danazumi

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