African Journal of
Health Sciences and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Health Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2805-4202
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHST
  • Start Year: 2019
  • Published Articles: 26

Table of Content: December 2021; 3(2)

December 2021

Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of Children with Erb’s Palsy and the Clinical Specialization of Their Therapists - A Retrospective Study

Erb’s palsy accounts for 45% of brachial plexus birth injury (BPEP), with a 0.8-1 per 1,000 births incidence. Management of Erb’s palsy requires the services of a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and other rehabilitation specialists. The socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with Erb’s Palsy and the clinical competencies of their therapists in Southeast Nigeria are unknown....

Author(s): Echezona Nelson Dominic EKECHUKWU,,  Ngozika Roselyn CHIMEREZE, Blessing Blossom Chiagozikam ATUEY, Ezinne EKEDIEGWU.

  • Article Number: 276DE1969633

December 2021

Awareness of the Importance and Utilization of Physiotherapy Services among Nurses in Tertiary Hospitals in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Utilization of individual professional skills depends on the cooperation among health team members and the extent to which they value the knowledge of other team members in discharging their services to the patient, who is the main focus of the team. The study aims to determine the awareness of the importance and utilization of physiotherapy services among nurses in tertiary hospitals in Anambra state. This was a cross...

Author(s): Ifeoma B. NWOSU, Josephine NWANKWO, Ezinne EKEDIEGWU, Michael OGUNLANA, Yvonne IHEGIHU, Samuel MUONWE, Ekundayo OGUNKUNLE.

  • Article Number: A9595BA69635

December 2021

Psychometric Testing of a Cross-Culturally Adapted Fall Efficacy Scale (FES) Scale for Igbo Stroke Survivors

Stroke Survivors are predisposed to certain fall risk factors like impaired gait, impaired balance and coordination, as a result of associated motor dysfunctions and disability. This influences their quality of life and causes limitations in their daily living activities. FES is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing confidence level while performing activities of daily living without falling. However, its...

Author(s): Echezona Nelson Dominic EKECHUKWU, Ibuchukwum Bernice UDEGBUNAM, Ifeanyichukwu U. IGWEBUIKE,

  • Article Number: BC5AE0569645