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: 31

Table of Content: June 2020; 2(1)

June 2020

Psychometric Testing of a Cross-Culturally Adapted Reintegration to Normal Living Index Scale for Igbo Stroke Survivors – A Preliminary Investigation

Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability and the second leading cause of death globally. Majority of stroke survivors (SS) have varying degrees of disability that restrict their community reintegration (CR). The Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNLI) is a good measure for assessing CR, but cannot be used by Non-English Speaking SS and thus the need to cross-culturally adapt it for Igbo-Speaking SS. This...

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

  • Article Number: F81213A68821

June 2020

Assessment of Health and Wellness Lifestyle Practices of Tertiary Institution Workers in the Phase of Prevalent Lifestyle Related Diseases

Improved technologies and advances in vaccines have resulted in reductions in morbidities and mortalities from infectious diseases like HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis etc; but deaths and disabilities resulting from non-communicable diseases are on the increase globally. Lifestyle behaviours (LB) are believed to be related to health, wellness and quality of life of the citizenry. Therefore, this study assessed the health and...

Author(s): Kayode I. OKE and Joshua O. OJO

  • Article Number: 77ED79068830

June 2020

Attitude and Barriers to Community Based Rehabilitation Among Physiotherapists in Enugu Metropolis

The frequent occurrence of disabilities in our communities and the near non-existence of Physiotherapists participation and other health care professionals in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programmes in the management of this mayhem to curb the increasing incidences is on the increase. There are limited studies on the attitudes and barriers to participation in Community Based Rehabilitation among Nigerian...

Author(s): Aroh J.C., Okakpu C.C., Anichebe C.A., Udeozor B.C., Ekediegwu E.C., Ekechukwu E.N.D.,, Ezeukwu O.A.

  • Article Number: 0613E9068850

June 2020

Attitudes and Barriers towards Continuing Professional Development among Physiotherapists in South-Eastern Nigeria

Continuing professional development (CPD) programmes are important components of professional training to maintain competence. There is insufficient information regarding physiotherapists’ participation in CPD activities in South-Eastern Nigeria. This study aimed to determine the attitude and barriers towards CPD among Physiotherapists in South-Eastern Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey involving 104 clinical...

Author(s): Anwara S.U, Nmecha C.E, Moses E.A, Okarekpe E., Mgbeojedo U.G., Ekechukwu E.N.D., Ezeukwu O.A  

  • Article Number: 0849BA768880

December 2020

Adult cephalic index of the Igbo people in and around Nnewi town in Nigeria using computed tomography

In disaster victims’ identification in forensic science, every piece of evidence is relevant. Biochemical assays, anthropometry, and recently, medical imaging, have all provided some form of evidence. Cephalic index, popular derived by ultrasound in utero, and with sliding calipers ex utero, can also be accurately derived ex utero using the medical imaging tool of computed tomography. To derive cephalic index for...

Author(s): Thomas ADEJOH,  Mohammed  SIDI, Chukwuemeka H. ELUGWU, Emeka E. EZUGWU, Emmanuella  C. OKAFOR, Felix O. ERONDU.

  • Article Number: 1F3F9D868998