Ibraheem S Abdulraheem

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BACKGROUND Little information is available about the pattern of ear diseases in the elderly population. Therefore, the present study aims to determine the pattern of ear diseases among elderly Nigerians, so as to provide an objective basis for cost-effective health care planning for the emerging geriatric population. METHODS A retrospective study of 320(More)
BACKGROUND In the last decade the number of elderly citizens in Nigeria has increased and their health needs are becoming popularly recognized. A number of factors have also been recognized to determine health care seeking behaviour in these elderly. METHODS The sample consisted of 756 households that had at least one resident who was aged 60 years and(More)
Background. The number of people surviving into old age is increasing, and it has now become a global phenomenon. Studies on the prevalence and correlates of physical disability and functional limitation among elderly Nigerians are scanty. Methodology. This is a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in 3 local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria,(More)
BACKGROUND In most developing countries, physicians attend to patients with oral health problems more than dentists usually because physicians are easily available. The aim of this study is to assess the level of practice of oral health care by physicians and make recommendations on how oral health care practice can be improved among the physicians. (More)
There is yet no specific Government policy on care of the elderly in Nigeria despite increase in its awareness as well as the number of people reaching old age. This study was carried out to assess the attitude of caregivers in seven out of the eleven wards in Ilorin metropolis. The caregivers consisted of daughters (44.4%), sons (18.3%), family-relation(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the opinions of caregivers towards caring for the elderly in Ilorin. The caring patterns and relationships that exist between the elderly and caregivers, caregivers' attitudes, and ways to improve care of the elderly were also examined. This cross-sectional study using structured questionnaires was conducted in seven(More)
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