Akinola Ayoola Fatiregun

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OBJECTIVE To determine the level of nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and to explore the association of factors militating against adherence and nonadherence to therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) at an Antiretroviral Clinic in Ibadan, Nigeria. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey was employed to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the completeness of reporting of suspected measles cases to a local health authority in southern Nigeria. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. METHODS Suspected measles cases were identified in all 23 health facilities in Aniocha South Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State, Southern Nigeria by retrospective review of the health(More)
This study was conducted to assess the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among in-school adolescents in a rural district in southwest Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey involving 1713 adolescents from four private and three public secondary schools were selected using a stratified cluster sampling technique. Patient Health Questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess treatment outcomes and determinants of outcome among tuberculosis patients. DESIGN A longitudinal study design involving a cohort of sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients at initiation of therapy, who were followed up to the end of treatment at eighth month. SETTING Tuberculosis treatment centers in Ibadan, Nigeria.(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 1.5 million birds have died or been depopulated as a result of avian influenza infection among poultry in Nigeria. In addition, one human fatal case has been reported in the country. This study was aimed at assessing the knowledge of, attitudes to, and compliance with preventive practices for avian influenza infection among poultry(More)
Obesity is rapidly becoming an emerging disease in developing countries due to the increasing westernization of societies and change in the lifestyle. The etiology of obesity is said to be multifactorial, with a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Literature has been extensively reviewed to provide a broad overview of obesity. Data for this(More)
BACKGROUND The major objective of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Nigeria is to protect families from the financial hardship of large medical bills. Catastrophic Health Expenditure (CHE) is rampart in Nigeria despite the take-off of the NHIS. This study aimed to determine if households enrolled in the NHIS were protected from having CHE. (More)
BACKGROUND In Nigeria, a system of measles case-based surveillance with laboratory confirmation of suspected cases was introduced in 2005 as one of the strategies for the control of measles morbidity and mortality. In this report, we provide an epidemiological distribution of confirmed cases of measles reported from the southwest of the country between 2007(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to identify administrative wards (lots) with unacceptable levels of full child immunisation coverage, and to identify factors associated with achievement of a complete child immunisation schedule in Ibadan North East (IBNE) and Ido local government areas (LGAs) of Oyo State, Nigeria. METHODS A cross-sectional survey(More)
BACKGROUND In the absence of established guidelines, where formal screening is unavailable for birth defects, a lot of responsibility is placed on parents in the recognition of these defects. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine the awareness of mothers about birth effects in a developing country and assess what they know about the prevention,(More)