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: 14 October; 3(10)

October 2011

Glutathione–S-transferase polymorphic status modifies the arsenic induced clinical manifestation in Nadia District of West Bengal, India

Subsoil water contamination with arsenic is a burning global health issue. People experiencing exposure to contaminated water by arsenic throughout years can give rise to development of myriad clinical manifestations with a chief of arsenicosis which is the collective form of pigmentation and keratotic lesion of the skin. We surveyed over a population of above 500 people in West Bengal who are chronically exposed to...

Author(s): Sarmishtha Chanda, Bhaswati Ganguli, Uma B. Dasgupta and Debendranath Guha Mazumder

October 2011

The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland

Routinely collected health care data (the Scottish Cancer Registry) were record-linked to representative survey data on health and health behaviours (the Government-funded Scottish Health Survey) to compare the health and well-being of cancer survivors in Scotland with people who had never had cancer; a methodological approach which has been under-utilised. After adjusting for age, sex and occupational classification,...

Author(s): Josie M. M. Evans, Iain A. Atherton, Chris Dibben and Gill Hubbard

October 2011

Assessment of public awareness on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Athens, Greece, and the effects of an awareness-raising national action plan

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) lacks public recognition despite its high prevalence. Given the absence of an awareness assessing disease-specific questionnaire, we developed the 10-item Athens COPD awareness questionnaire (10-ACAQ, with 4 demographic and 6 COPD-oriented questions) in an attempt to assess the level of public awareness on COPD in 2002. Then, a 6-year action plan (2003 to 2008) was designed...

Author(s): Epameinondas N. Kosmas, Silvia Dumitru, Konstantinos Kougianos, Elpida Theodorakopoulou, Maria Harikiopoulou, Ourania Anagnostopoulou, , Michail Toumbis, Nikolaos M. Siafakas, and Nikolaos Tzanakis,

October 2011

An assessment of the impact of health education on maternal knowledge and practice of childhood immunization in Kware, Sokoto State

Immunization is one of the most powerful and cost effective weapons of modern medicine, and is a major tool being used to achieve the 4th Millennium Development Goals (MDG). This study was therefore aimed at assessing the impact of health education using the Community Level Nutrition Information System for Action (COLNISA) strategy on knowledge and practice of childhood immunization among mothers in Kware town, Sokoto...

Author(s): Oche, M. O., Umar, A. S., Ibrahim, M. T. O. and Sabitu, K.

October 2011

Prevalence of hydatidosis in small ruminants and its economic significance in Modjo Modern Export Abattoir, Ethiopia

This study was conducted from November 2009 to April 2010 with a purpose to assess the prevalence and economic significance of hydatid cyst in slaughtered sheep and goats at Modjo Modern Export Abattoir (MMEA), Ethiopia. The result of this study revealed that a total of 1115 small ruminants (348 sheep and 767 goats) were randomly sampled and examined after slaughter for the presence of hydatid cysts in the visceral...

Author(s): Abiyot J., Beyene, D. and Abunna F.

October 2011

Use of oncology drugs in Japan compared to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA: A comparison based on data from 1999 to 2009

The development of new compounds over the past decades has provided a significant potential for improvements of cancer therapy and outcome. This study compares the use of oncology drugs in Japan with the use in the US and selected European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK). The patterns of use of cancer drugs differ between the countries. Japan, France and the US spend more per capita than...

Author(s): Daniel Högberg, Nobuo Koinuma, Nils Wilking and Bengt Jönsson

October 2011

Incidence of vulvovaginal candidiasis among Nigeria women in tight fitting underwears: The need for counseling and health education

This cross sectional study aimed at investigating the effect of tight fitting underwears on the incidence of vulvovaginal candidiasis among non-pregnant women between aged 16 to 35 years. The study took place in seven health institutions between January and July 2009 in Uyo Metropolis, Nigeria. About 191(76.4%) of the 250 participants who were selected by sequential randomization met the inclusion criteria. Structured...

Author(s): U. P. Akpan, C. E. Ekpenyong, J. E. Ibu and J. O. Ibu