Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 653

Table of Content: December 2012; 4(10)

December 2012

The dilemma of diagnosis in bipolar patients with psychiatric disability in the Caribbean setting

Although there has been a surge in research relating to psychiatric disorders, diagnosing bipolar disorder still proves to be an immense feat. This dilemma can seriously impact on the quality of life of bipolar patients with psychiatric disability. These case studies sought to highlight several factors which may fuel this diagnostic uncertainty. Two in-patients at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex were...

Author(s): Asha Bissessar and Harrinath D. Maharajh

December 2012

Psychosocial profile of students from public schools of the city of Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil with positive indicators for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The objective of this study was to verify the prevalence of positive indicators for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children of public schools throughout the urban perimeter of Tubarão, Santa Catarina (SC). The study population composed of students enrolled in the first grades of 10 schools from the city of Tubarão. First, the teachers filled a standard questionnaire defined by...

Author(s): Francisco Rosa Neto, Patrícia Mello Garcia and Jaqueline Lourdes Rios

December 2012

Awareness and attitude of health care workers in a teaching hospital in southwestern Nigeria towards nosocomial infections

Despite advances in health care system, Nosocomial infections (NIs) still remain a preventable disease threatening public health. This study assessed awareness and attitude of health care workers in LAUTECH teaching Hospital Osogbo towards Nosocomial infections. Descriptive cross sectional study among hospital workers using multistage sampling method was used. Research instruments were semi structured self administered...

Author(s): Adebimpe Wasiu Olalekan, Bamidele James Olusegun, Asekun-Olarinmoye Esther Olufunmilayo and Abodunrin Olugbenga Lanre

December 2012

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroprevalence and pregnancy outcome among obstetric population in Abakaliki, Southeast Nigeria

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a pandemic worldwide especially among the obstetric population where prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of the infection is still a major challenge. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of HIV seropositivity and pregnancy outcome among obstetric patients in Abakaliki, Southeast Nigeria. A retrospective review of all deliveries...

Author(s): C. Ibekwe Perpetus, A. Onu Fidelis, Agboeze Joseph and O. Ezeonu Paul

December 2012

Epidemiological survey of gastrointestinal parasites of pigs in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria

A cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and intensity of gastrointestinal parasites in pigs from the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Faecal samples were collected randomly from 271 pigs between April and October 2010, processed by modified Kato-katz technique and then examined for the presence of helminth ova and protozoan oocysts and cysts....

Author(s): Sowemimo O. A., Asaolu S. O., Adegoke F. O. and Ayanniyi O. O.

December 2012

Trends in body mass index values of Brazilian enlisted men, 1980 to 2005

This study was to investigate the temporal evolution of body mass index (BMI) in young enlisted men of 18 years in Brazil between 1980 and 2005, to identify specific points of greatest variance in time series and compare specific points in time, and the temporal evolution of BMI with socioeconomic changes in Brazil. The present study explores a temporal series of twenty-six national surveys of Brazilian men enlisted...

Author(s): César Marra, Flávia dos Santos Barbosa and Rosely Sichieri

December 2012

Nurses’ uniforms: How many bacteria do they carry after one shift?

This pilot study investigated the pathogens that nurses are potentially bringing into the public and their home when they wear work uniforms outside of the work environment. To achieve this, sterilized uniforms were distributed to 10 nurses at a local hospital in Washington State at the beginning of their shift. Worn uniforms were collected at the end of the shifts and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Four tests were...

Author(s): Marie-Anne Sanon and Sally Watkins

December 2012

Determination of the pollution loads of Brewery X and the impacts of the pollutant on the Sisai River

Determining pollution load is not a common practice in most Ghanaian industries. This paper is aimed at providing a comprehensive picture of the environmental impacts on the Sisai River as a result of the pollutant loads from a brewery X located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The effluent flow rate, effluent parameters concentrations and pollutant loads were determined using standard procedures. The effluent...

Author(s): Kenneth Bedu-Addo and William Gariba Akanwarewiak

December 2012

The sense of coherence and its relation to health factors among patients with diastrophic dysplasia

Author(s): Tage Orenius, Liisamari Krüger, Hannu Kautiainen,, Heikki Hurri and Timo Pohjolainen Not Available