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: 581

Table of Content: March 2013; 5(3)

March 2013

Knowledge of sexually transmitted Infections among patients attending outpatient clinics at University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

The study was designed to assess the level of knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and possible factors associated with knowledge of patients attending outpatient clinic in University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. This is to enable appropriate advocacy targeted on at risk population so as to control sexually transmitted infections and prevent its complications in this environment. A cross sectional...

Author(s): Adegun, P. T., Solomon, O. A., Adegoke, S. A., Ade-Ojo, I. P. and Fape M. O.

March 2013

Multiple outcome parameters: A 10 year follow-up study of first-episode schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disease with multiple dimensions, thus its treatment also results in differential outcomes. A number of clinically recovered patients do not recover in several other parameters of social functions which are necessary to lead a socially integrated and functional life, for example, the ability to work or live independently. Until recently, the outcome of schizophrenia has been measured primarily in...

Author(s): Amresh Shrivastava, Nilesh Shah, Megan E. Johnston, Kristen Terpstra and Larry Stitt

March 2013

A Bayesian Poisson specification with a conditionally autoregressive prior and a residual Moran’s coefficient minimization criterion for quantitating leptokurtic distributions in regression-based multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment protocols

In this study, we employed an eigenfunction decomposition algorithm associated with a Moran’s coefficient to investigate district-level non-linearity in an empirical dataset of spatiotemporal-sampled MDR-TB parameter estimators sampled in San Juan de Lurigancho (SJL) Lima, Peru. The non-parametric technique attempted to remove the inherent autocorrelation in the model by introducing appropriate synthetic surrogate...

Author(s): Benjamin G. Jacob, Fiorella Krapp, Mario Ponce, Nanhua Zhang, Semiha Caliskan, Jose Hasemann, Daniel A. Griffith, Eduardo Gotuzzo and Robert J.  Novak

March 2013

Prevalence of cockroaches (Periplanata americana) in households in Calabar: Public health implications

The study was carried out in Anantigha area of Calabar, Nigeria and involved the trapping and examination of cockroaches from toilets, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms of houses to determine the parasites in and on the cockroaches and also to assess the possible role of the cockroaches in the dissemination of medically important parasites. A total of 322 cockroaches were trapped from the different sites within the...

Author(s): Etim, S. E., Okon, O. E., Akpan, P. A., Ukpong G. I.  and Oku, E. E.

March 2013

Perceived needs for school mental health among stakeholders in districts of South-west Nigeria

Child and adolescent mental health problems could cause significant distress, and may limit the chance of a student to fully utilize his or her potentials.  School mental health services (SMHS) are standard practices in many parts of the world and serves as a useful preventive intervention against child/adolescent psychiatric disorders. The study is aimed at determining teachers, students and parents beliefs about...

Author(s): Oshodi O. Y., Aina O. F., Adeyemi J. D., Oduguwa T. O. and Ogundipe O. A.

March 2013

Plasmodial infection and haematological parameters in febrile patients in a hospital in Oyo town, South-western Nigeria

A cross-sectional study on Plasmodium infection was conducted among 158 febrile patients (65 males and 93 females) reporting to Oyo State Hospital, Oyo, South-western Nigeria. Parasitological and haematological examinations of the blood samples were conducted. An overall infection rate of 29.7% was observed with parasite densities ranging from 96 - 64680 asexual parasites/µL blood. The percentages of...

Author(s): Adedotun A. A., Salawu O. T., Morenikeji, O. A. and Odaibo A. B.

March 2013

Uranium concentration in ground water samples belonging to some areas of Western Haryana, India using fission track registration technique

Author(s): D.P.S. Rathore