American Journal of Health Research

Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017

  • Assessment of Water Handling and Sanitation Practices Among Rural Communities of Farta Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia

    Genet Gedamu Kassie, Desta Haftu Hayelom

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 119-124
    Received: Jun. 12, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 20, 2017
    Published: Aug. 11, 2017
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    Abstract: Worldwide, 663 million people do not have access to improved drinking water supplies and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation including one billion who practice open defecation. Eighty-eight percent of deaths from diarrheal diseases are attributable to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and insufficient hygiene practices. So this... Show More
  • Impact of Self Stigma on Quality of Life of People with Mental Illness at Dilla University Referral Hospital, South Ethiopia

    Alem Eskeziya Ayenalem, Tenaw Yimer Tiruye, Muhammed Seid Muhammed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 125-130
    Received: Jul. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 07, 2017
    Published: Aug. 25, 2017
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    Abstract: The stigma associated with mental illness can potentially be a reason for lower quality of life among persons with mental illness. Since self stigma can also exist without actual stigma from the public, more hidden and inside, it seems to be the worst form of stigma against people with mental illness and can directly affect the overall well being o... Show More
  • Assessment of Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues among Mizan Secondary and Preparatory School Students with Parents, Mizan Town, Ethiopia, 2016

    Sisay Shewasinad, Zewditu Alelign, Kiros Yeshitla, Gemechu Bunga, Sophonias Negash

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 131-140
    Received: May 24, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 15, 2017
    Published: Sep. 07, 2017
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    Abstract: Sexual and reproductive health is at the base of people's living and wellbeing, the ability to develop in a supportive environment and grow into sexually responsive and responsible adults, the ability to enjoy one's sexuality without harming or damaging oneself or one's partner, are among the unique attributes that define us as human. Many of the t... Show More
  • An Experience in Recreational Diabetic Day in a Non-governmental Organisation, T1Diams, in Mauritius

    Pravesh Kumar Guness

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 141-144
    Received: Jul. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 08, 2017
    Published: Sep. 18, 2017
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    Abstract: T1Diams, non-profit organisation in the island of Mauritius, has been working on the implementation of therapeutic and educational activities for its members. They regularly organise a recreational diabetic day ('Enjoy life' or 'T1Diams en balade'). Aim: To give an overview of a typical diabetic recreational day. Methods: The author participated in... Show More
  • Effect of Exercise on Some Haemostatic Parameters Among Students in a Tertiary Educational Institution in Nigeria

    Benjamin Onyema Eledo, Reward Igwe, Okezie Caleb Okamgba, Sylvester Chibueze Izah

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 145-148
    Received: Aug. 13, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 28, 2017
    Published: Sep. 18, 2017
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    Abstract: This study investigated the effect of exercise on some haemostatic parameters among students from a tertiary institution in Nigeria. Fifty four individuals participated in this study, comprising 28 males and 26 females. Blood was collected from the participants before and after the rigorous exercise and the prothrombin time (PT), activated partial ... Show More
  • Knowledge Sharing Practice and Associated Factors Among Health Care Workers at Public Hospitals in North Shoa, Amhara

    Gizew Dessie

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 149-153
    Received: Aug. 19, 2017
    Accepted: Sep. 04, 2017
    Published: Oct. 02, 2017
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    Abstract: Knowledge is the most important strategic resource and critical to organizational success. However, practice of knowledge sharing among workers in the health institution is poorly practiced. An institutional based cross- sectional quantitative study supported with qualitative data was conducted from February 30 to March 30/2016 among 291 health car... Show More
  • Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Sexually Transmitted Infections (HIV, HBV and Syphilis) Among Pregnant Women Provided Health Care Services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Kinfe Fissehatsion, Ibrahim Ali, Ashebir Getachew

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 154-161
    Received: Aug. 30, 2017
    Accepted: Sep. 13, 2017
    Published: Oct. 13, 2017
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    Abstract: Globally the burden of HIV, HBV and Syphilis infections are common problem of pregnant women where its complication isn’t only restricted to the pregnant women rather they are a serious issue for their newborn infants. Compared to developed country, developing countries including Ethiopia have been seriously influenced by such kinds of infections. ... Show More
  • Developing an Augmentative and Alternative Communication System for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study

    Voniati Louiza, Maria Christopoulou

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 162-166
    Received: May 10, 2017
    Accepted: May 31, 2017
    Published: Oct. 19, 2017
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    Abstract: An area of great interest to speech and language therapists and educators, holding promise to support the individual with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is that of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Oftentimes, the person with ASD cannot speak at all or struggle with language skills. The use of AAC is becoming widely accepted as ben... Show More