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Frederick Ato Armah

74 shared publications

Department of Environmental Science, School of Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Jenna Dixon

17 shared publications

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo N2L 3G1, ON, Canada

S. Obiri

10 shared publications

Environmental Chemistry Division, CSIR-Water Research Institute, P.O. Box A38, Accra 233, Ghana

Mengieng Ung

9 shared publications

Department of Geography, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON N6A 5C2, Canada

Gwyn Campbell

7 shared publications

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)

Publication Record
Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2015 - 2017)
Total number of journals
published in
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Linking Nurses' Clinical Leadership to Patient Care Quality: The Role of Transformational Leadership and Workplace Empow... Sheila Boamah Published: 06 November 2017
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, doi: 10.1177/0844562117732490
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Evaluating the complex interactions between malaria and cholera prevalence, neglected tropical disease comorbidities, an... Sheila A. Boamah, Frederick Ato Armah, Isaac Luginaah, Herbe... Published: 07 July 2017
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, doi: 10.1080/10911359.2017.1336961
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Article 1 Read 7 Citations Factors influencing new graduate nurse burnout development, job satisfaction and patient care quality: a time-lagged stu... Sheila A. Boamah, Emily A. Read, Heather K. Spence Laschinge... Published: 21 December 2016
Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.13215
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Working conditions of male and female artisanal and small-scale goldminers in Ghana: Examining existing disparities Frederick Ato Armah, Sheila A. Boamah, Reginald Quansah, Sam... Published: 01 April 2016
The Extractive Industries and Society, doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2015.12.010
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Out of the frying pan into the fire? Urban penalty of the poor and multiple barriers to climate change adaptation in Cam... Frederick Ato Armah, Mengieng Ung, Sheila A. Boamah, Isaac L... Published: 01 October 2015
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s13412-015-0334-9
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Article 0 Reads 18 Citations Can she make it? Transportation barriers to accessing maternal and child health care services in rural Ghana Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Jenna Dixon, Andrea Rishworth, Sylvest... Published: 20 August 2015
BMC Health Services Research, doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1005-y
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Background The Ghana Community based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) strategy targets to bring health services to the doorsteps of clients in a manner that improves maternal and child health outcomes. In this strategy, referral is an important component but it is threatened in a rural context where transportation service is a problem. Few studies have examined perceptions of rural dwellers on transportation challenges in accessing maternal health care services within CHPS. Methods Using the political ecology of health framework, this paper investigates transportation barriers in health access in a rural context based on perceived cause, coping mechanisms and strategies for a sustainable transportation system. Eight (8) focus group discussions involving males ( n = 40) and females ( n = 45) in rural communities in a CHPS zone in the Upper West Region of Ghana were conducted between September and December 2013. Results Lack of vehicular transport is suppressing the potential positive impact of CHPS on maternal and child health. Consistent neglect of road infrastructural development and endemic poverty in the study area makes provision of alternative transport services for health care difficult. As a result, pregnant women use risky methods such as bicycle/tricycle/motorbikes to access obstetric health care services, and some turn to traditional medicines and traditional birth attendants for maternal health care services. Conclusion These findings underscore the need for policy to address rural transport problems in order to improve maternal health. Community based transport strategy with CHPS is proposed to improve adherence to referral and access to emergency obstetric services.