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This study measured haematological and liver function parameters in workers occupationally exposed to cement dust in order to test the hypothesis that cement dust exposure may perturb these functions. Assessment of haematological parameters and liver function were performed in 23 workers occupationally exposed to cement dust (mean years of exposure 9.6+/-(More)
INTRODUCTION The Routine Pap smear test has successfully reduced the incidence of invasive cervical cancer in the presence of a proper structure for its implementation. This study was designed to assess the effect of health education on the knowledge, attitude, and uptake of Pap smear among female teachers. MATERIALS AND METHODS It was a(More)
BACKGROUND Sickle cell disorder is the most important genetic hematological disease that affects people of black African descent. The years of young adulthood present a good opportunity for screening and counseling for this genetic blood disorder. OBJECTIVES To assess effect of health education and provision of free sickle cell haemoglobin screening on(More)
BACKGROUND Personal hygiene related diseases are serious public health problems in developing countries. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of health education on knowledge, attitude, and practices of personal hygiene among rural secondary school students in Sokoto state, north western Nigeria. METHODS A quasi-experimental controlled study with pretest and(More)
INTRODUCTION Use of ionizing radiation in medical imaging for diagnostic and interventional purposes has risen dramatically in recent years with a concomitant increase in exposure of patients and health workers to radiation hazards. AIM To assess the knowledge of radiation hazards, radiation protection practices and clinical profile of health workers in(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is the world's second leading cause of disability and thus one of the most serious global public health problems. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that an average of 56% of pregnant women in developing countries, are anaemic. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to. determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Domestic refuse remains a major environmental concern in large cities around the world. Its management also continues to be a major challenge. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of health education on the knowledge, attitude and practices of domestic refuse management (DRM) among community members in Sokoto metropolis. (More)
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