Muhammad Hoque

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CONTEXT Cervical cancer is a preventable disease; it is the primary cancer amongst women in South Africa. AIMS The objective of this study is to assess the awareness and detection methods of cervical cancer. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 180 full time final year undergraduate female university students. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to describe women's perceived benefits regarding cervical cancer and their association with socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS A cross-sectional hospital-based study was conducted by questionnaire survey. A total of 300 participants were selected by convenience sampling techniques. RESULTS(More)
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine factors contributing to recommending vaccination to patients, using a self-administered anonymous questionnaire given to 345 nurses working at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. The average age of the participants was 37.2 years. About three-quarters (73.3%) of the nurses were aware of HPV and(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this descriptive cross-sectional study were to assess the awareness about cervical cancer and preventive behaviour of female first year Mangosuthu University of Technology students. METHODS A total of 205 students were selected by stratified random sampling techniques. RESULTS 40% of the students were currently sexually(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this present study were to assess the awareness of cervical cancer and its risk factors among female undergraduates in South Africa, and to determine the their level of acceptability of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in March 2013 among 440 full time(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of a nurse-facilitated-cognitive-group (NFCG) intervention as an adjunct to antidepressant medication, in mild to moderately, depressed women. METHOD This was a quasi-experimental, nonequivalent, control group design study. A sample of 30 consenting participants was selected from an(More)
Cervical cancer is a preventable public health problem. The two new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are available but not accessible to everyone in South Africa, as they are very expensive. This study aimed to investigate educated peoples acceptability regarding HPV vaccination. This was a cross-sectional survey conducted among 146 master of business(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to describe women's perceived severity to cervical cancer and its associations with socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted by a questionnaire survey with a total of 300 participants selected by convenience sampling techniques. RESULTS The participants' mean age was 37(More)
How to cite this article: Hoque ME. Reported risky sexual practices amongst female undergraduate students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2011;3(1), Art. #281, 6 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm. v3i1.281 Background: In South Africa, youths aged 15–24 years are at a higher risk of HIV infections than other age groups,(More)
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to improve our understanding of adolescents' perceptions of parental practices relating to their (adolescents') alcohol use. A total of 704 students were conveniently selected and completed self-administered questionnaires. More than half (54%) of the adolescents reported that they had consumed alcohol at some(More)