Sunday E. Adaji

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and severity of urinary incontinence during pregnancy in Zaria, Nigeria. STUDY DESIGN This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study in which 204 apparently healthy pregnant women attending routine antenatal care (ANC) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Nigeria were screened for urinary(More)
BACKGROUND During pregnancy, many women suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms which they hardly report to their care providers. Measuring the prevalence of these symptoms has been difficult because of lack of uniform nomenclature and standardized tool. The updated nomenclature and the new ICIQ-FLUTS questionnaire offer an opportunity for assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND Pain relief in labor remains a hot topic and these debates get louder by the day as more women become aware of their rights to better quality of care in labor. This study was conceived in a background where the practice of pain relief in labor is evolving and where women are seeking to fulfill their need for pain-free labor. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND Operative vaginal deliveries are frequent features of obstetrics practice in tertiary levels of care even in developing countries. It is essential to review these practices in order to assess their benefits or otherwise to safe motherhood in resource limited settings. STUDY DESIGN Labor records on operative vaginal delivery cases and matched(More)
BACKGROUND Unplanned births before arrival at the hospital have significant impacts on maternal and neonatal outcomes all over the world. This is more so in low income countries like Nigeria. Yet, little information is available from low income countries about experiences in cases of unplanned births before arrival at the hospital. METHOD An observational(More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health problem with serious consequences for women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Reproductive health outcomes such as unwanted and terminated pregnancies, fetal loss or child loss during infancy, non-use of family planning methods, and high fertility are increasingly(More)
This was a cross-sectional study to examine the attitudes of Kenyan in-school adolescents towards premarital sex, unwanted pregnancies/abortions and contraception. Data collection was undertaken using a structured questionnaire. Kenyan in-school adolescents have conservative attitudes toward premarital sex, disagreeing that adolescent boy and girls should(More)
In this project, sponsored by the McArthur Foundation and the Population Council, magnesium sulphate was introduced in February 2007 to 10 general hospitals in Kano State, northern Nigeria. Changes were monitored via data collected at the hospital. At an initial training of the trainers' workshop, 25 master trainers were trained. They then conducted step(More)