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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Wait time and service satisfaction at Antenatal Clinic, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Published: 01 December 2009
East Afr J Public Health,
Antenatal care is an essential aspect of health care delivery for improving pregnancy outcome such that about two-thirds of maternal deaths can be prevented. The study was carried out with the aim to assess patient satisfaction on some aspects of antenatal care services (timeliness, courtesy, communication and competence of personnel in the clinic) and estimated time spent in clinic.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Impact of nutritional education on nutritional status of under-five children in two rural communities of south-west Nige... Published: 01 June 2009
Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal,
This study evaluated the impact of nutritional education on knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of mothers concerning infants and young children feeding and their children's nutritional status in two semi-urban communities of south-west Nigeria.
Article 1 Read 2 Citations Utilization of approved health facilities for delivery in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Published: 06 September 2003
Niger J Med,
This was a cross-sectional population survey carried out to determine utilization of approved health facilities for delivery by mothers in Ile-Ife and factors influencing the observed utilization. A total number of 117 mothers who had delivered once or many times were selected using the systematic sampling method. Information was collected using pretested structured interview administered questionnaire. Data collected was analyzed using frequency tables and statistical test of significance. Of the 117 mothers interviewed, 70 (59.8%) booked in approved health facilities while 51 eventually delivered in the approve health facilities. The prominent reasons given for non utilization of health facilities were time of occurrence of labor, difficulty with transportation, fear of surgical operation, husband/family influence and delivery assistance by TBA's and relatives. Educational status of the mother, religious beliefs, distance from approved health facilities more than 5 km and attitude of health workers were amongst factors significantly influencing choice of place of delivery by the mothers.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Liberalisation of abortion laws in Nigeria: the undergraduates' perspective. Published: 01 January 2003
J Obstet Gynaecol,
Nothing in the field of health care generates more controversy than does the issue of abortion. The views of 396 undergraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria concerning the liberalisation of abortion laws were investigated in May 2001. Ninety respondents (22.7%) supported the liberalisation of abortion laws in Nigeria because they believed that it would lead to reduction in associated morbidity and mortality, encourage more qualified personnel to perform it, encourage women to request abortion openly and encourage accurate statistics on abortion. However, the majority of the respondents (59.6%) opposed the liberalisation of abortion laws due to the fear that it would increase promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion rates. Religious opposition and the belief that liberalisation would not reduce the level of poverty, ignorance and poor reproductive health facilities were the common factors leading to unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion in Nigeria. Support for the liberalisation of abortion laws shows significant relationship with increasing age (P = 0.001), male sex (P = 0.001) and a science-orientated faculty (P<0.05), but not religion. There is every indication that the issue of abortion is one that will continue to be unresolved for the forseeable future.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Male contribution to infertility in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Published: 12 September 2002
Niger J Med,
This is a retrospective study of 350 cases of male partners of infertile couples who presented at the gynaecological and urological units of Ife State Hospital branch of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex Ile-Ife, Nigeria within a five year (1993-1997) period. Of the 350 cases reviewed, 200 (57.6%) had normal seminal fluid parameters while 27.7% had oligozoospermia and 15.2% had azoospermia. The age and past history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) had significant effect on the result of seminal fluid analysis (p < 0.05 respectively) while the occupational status had no significant effect (p > 0.05). Most of the infertile couple presented with secondary infertility (62%) with a significant past history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (p < 0.05). Efforts directed to the prevention of STDs should be pursued vigorously by health care providers. Education of the populace on responsible sexual habits cannot be overemphasized.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Promotion of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF): the need to focus on the adolescents. Published: 01 January 2001
Nutrition and Health,
This study was designed to assess the knowledge and attitude towards exclusive breast feeding among 377 female students of School of Health Technology, Ilesha and to compare their responses with 60 primigravidae attending antenatal clinic in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The ages of the subjects ranged from 15 to 34 years. Data were collected using pretested structured questionnaire. Approximately 47% of the total population were grouped under low level of knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding. There was no significant relationship in terms of knowledge between the two groups. There was, however, a significant relationship between the age of subjects and increased level of knowledge about EBF. Seventy percent of the primigravidae were graded as having poor attitudes as compared with 18% of the female students. About 42% of the total population would give water and glucose D water to neonates within 72 hours after delivery. These findings further suggest that planners of the Baby Friendly Initiative need to focus more on adolescents and the primigravidae in the promotion of breastfeeding.