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: August 2016; 8(8)

August 2016

Availability of guidelines and policy documents for enhancing performance of practitioners at the Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in Gaborone, Tlokweng and Mogoditshane, Republic of Botswana

This study aimed to determine the profile and availability of policies and guidelines as reference documents at Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in Gaborone and its surrounding in Botswana using the World Health Organisation/Drug Action programme (WHO/DAP) Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is a standard recommended by WHO and therefore was not piloted. All 20 PHC facilities were included in the study, however, data...

Author(s): Yohana James Mashalla, Enoch Sepako, Vincent Setlhare, Mpho Chuma, Maureen Bulang and Amos Yared Massele

August 2016

Descriptive epidemiology and predisposing factors to idiopathic talipes equinovarus in South South Nigeria

Talipes equinovarus (Clubfoot) is the commonest foot deformity with variable incidence across races. Exact etiology remains elusive. The objective of this study is to describe the epidemiology of clubfoot in our centre, looking for predisposing factors. This is a descriptive clinic based epidemiologic study of 106 feet belonging to 69 subjects from January 2014 – December 2015 was conducted. Structured...

Author(s): Joseph Effiong Asuquo, Innocent Egbeji Abang, Chukwuemeka Anisi, Samuel Urom, Pius Agweye, Ngim Ewezu Ngim and Nwakeago Ezinwane Okeke

August 2016

Knowledge of risk factors for lifestyle induced chronic diseases among secondary school students in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State

The study determined knowledge of risk factors for lifestyle induced chronic diseases among secondary school students in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State. The sample for the study consisted of 480 secondary school students. The sample was drawn using multistage sampling procedures. The instrument for data collection was a researcher-designed structured questionnaire. Three experts validated the instrument. Reliability of...

Author(s): Olaoluwa S. Agbaje, Benedicta N. Agu, Felicia S. Ekpu, Theresa C.  Maduekwe and Prince C. I. Umoke