Knowledge and utilization of the partograph among midwives in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
Training of midwives on the use of the partograph with periodic workshops and seminars and a mandatory hospital policy are recommended and vital to the safety of women in labor in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
The impact of an intervention to change health workers' HIV/AIDS attitudes and knowledge in Nigeria: a controlled trial.
This intervention, targeting health workers in an entire state and using HIV/AIDS information, role modeling, diffusion of training and discussions of discrimination and human rights, significantly affected the perception of risk groups and behaviors, perceived skills in treatment and counseling, and improved the climate of treatment and prevention of HIV disease compared with a control state.
Contraceptive practices in Nigeria: Literature review and recommendation for future policy decisions
This review highlights current methods and concepts in contraception, reasons for low contraceptive use and practice in Nigeria, and the need for Nigeria to generate a political priority and a will to make a change in maternal health indicators.
Conspiracy Beliefs About the Origin of HIV/AIDS in Four Racial/Ethnic Groups
Data suggest that genocidal conspiracy beliefs are relatively widespread in several racial/ethnic groups and that an understanding of the sources of these beliefs is important to determine their possible impact on HIV prevention and treatment behaviors.
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria: an overview of research studies and implications for policy and practice
Thirteen peer-reviewed studies concerning adherence to ART in Nigeria were reviewed and the most common reasons identified for patient nonadherence include the cost of therapy, medication side effects, nonavailability of ARV drugs, and the stigma of taking the drugs.
Concordance Between Sexual Behavior and Sexual Identity in Street Outreach Samples of Four Racial/Ethnic Groups
- M. Ross, E. Essien, Mark L. Williams, M. E. Fernández-Esquer
- PsychologySexually Transmitted Diseases
- 1 February 2003
Data indicate the importance of designing and targeting HIV risk interventions and clinical screening, based on behavior and not reported sexual identity, in men and women of four racial/ethnic groups.
Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about HIV/AIDS-related issues, and the sources of knowledge among health care professionals in southern Nigeria
- C. N. Umeh, E. Essien, E. Ezedinachi, M. Ross
- Medicine, EducationThe journal of the Royal Society for the…
- 1 September 2008
There was a significant gender difference in the level of knowledge but the data suggested that knowledge did not differ by hospital settings, and there were generally negative feelings and views about the care of HIV/AIDS patients among the professionals.
Testicular cancer incidence trends in the USA (1975-2004): plateau or shifting racial paradigm?
The use of the partograph in labor monitoring: a cross-sectional study among obstetric caregivers in General Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Background Prolonged and obstructed labor is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in Nigeria, one of the six countries contributing significantly to the global maternal mortality…
Assessment of the Knowledge and Utilization of the Partograph among Non-physician Obstetric Care Givers in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria
This work presents a meta-analysis of maternal and child health nursing practices in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria from 1993 to 2002 that shows clear trends in maternal mortality and morbidity and describes these trends as follows:.