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Stroke after Hospitalization: Assessment of Functional Prognosis through Disability and Dependency in CNHU-HKM, Cotonou, Benin  [PDF]
Dieu Donné Gnonlonfoun, Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet, Lansana Laho Diallo, Constant Adjien, Isaac Avlessi, Octave Houannou, Gérald Goudjinou, Jocelyn Acakpo, Dismand Houinato, Dossou Gilbert Avode
Neuroscience & Medicine (NM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/nm.2014.53017
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Introduction: Stroke results in severe disability, with impacts that are sometimes socially, emotionally or professionally dramatic and also dramatic for the cost involved in care and treatment. Objective: Assessing the functional prognosis after hospitalization and identifying associated factors. Method: It consisted in a cross-sectional, prospective, descriptive and analytical study that was conducted from April 1 to August 31, 2013 in the Neurology Department of CNHU-HKM in Cotonou. It involved 100 patients who have known stroke for at least 6 months and were all admitted and discharged later on. The disease survivors were re-contacted and examined again at home or at hospital. Disability and dependency were then measured respectively with the Rankin score and Barthel index. The STATA/IC11.0 statistical software was used as the basis for data analysis. Unvaried and multi-varied analyzes helped to identify associated factors. Results: The overall disability and dependency rates were respectively 69% and 57.7%. And the highest rate of disability (38.8%) was observed between 50 and 60 years old. However, dependency prevalence was higher in subjects above 70 years old (37.3%). Regarding gender, the prevalence of disability was 59.2% in men and rather 41.5% in women. Predictors of disability and dependency were paralysis on admission (IC95% = 0.26 [0.77 - 0.92]; p = 0.036), obesity (IC95% = 0.26 [0.77 - 0.92]; p = 0.012) and monthly income lower than 70$US (IC95% = 0.05 [0.01 - 0.56]; p = 0.015). Conclusion: This study enabled us to assess the functional outcome of patients once discharged. The significance of motor deficit on stroke occurrence, obesity and the low monthly income were factors of poor functional prognosis.

Prevalence of Dementia and Its Associated Factors in Cotonou Teaching Hospital, Benin  [PDF]
Dieu Donné Gnonlonfoun, Constant Adjien, Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet, Lansana Laho Diallo, Octave Houannou, Jocelyn Acakpo, Gérard Goudjinou, Dismand Houinato, Dossou Gilbert Avode
Advances in Alzheimer's Disease (AAD) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/aad.2014.32010
Abstract: Introduction: Dementia constitutes a public health hazard in developing countries. There is little data in the sub-Saharan region of African especially in Benin. Objective: Determining dementia hospitalization prevalence and identifying its associated factors in CNHU-HKM, Cotonou. Method: It was a cross-sectional, prospective, descriptive and analytical research conducted from October 2012 to July 2013 in the neurology department; it involved 251 patients aged 50 and above. Dementia screening was conducted using a modified and adapted Mini Mental Scale Examination (MMSE). Dementia clinical and etiological diagnoses were respectively conducted based on DMS-IV and HACHINSKI criteria. Results: Patients were averagely aged 60.9 ± 8.1. Sex ratio (Male/Female) was 1.07. Dementia prevalence was 8.8%. This rate increased proportionally with age, from 5.3% with patients aged below 60 to 12.7% with patients aged above 60. Degenerative dementia was the most predominant type (50%). Following multi-varied analysis, smoking (RC = 6.05 [IC 95% = 1.26 - 29.38] p = 0.0001) and stroke past records (RC = 6.05 [IC 95% = 1.26 - 29.38] p = 0.001) revealed to be the factors associated with dementia. Conclusion: This research showed that dementia affects a significant part of the aging population in CNHU-HKM. It is imperative to combat its associated factors so as to defuse its prevalence.
Stroke: Medium and long-term mortality and associated factors in French-speaking West Africa, case of Benin  [PDF]
Dieu Donné Gnonlonfoun, Constant Adjien, Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet, Isaac Avlessi, Gérald Goudjinou, Octave Houannou, Jocelyn Acakpo, Dismand Houinato, Gilbert Dossou Avode
World Journal of Neuroscience (WJNS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/wjns.2014.41008
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Introduction: Stroke is the leading cause of mortality and physical disability in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective: Determining medium-term and long-term mortality for stroke and identifying associated factors. Method: It consists in a cross-sectional, prospective, descriptive and analytical study that was conducted from April 1 to August 31, 2013 in the Neurology Department of CNHU-HKM in Cotonou. It involved patients who have known stroke for at least 6 months, and were all admitted and discharged later on. The disease survivors were re-contacted and examined again at home or at hospital. Then, the number of deceased was systematically recorded with precision of death time-limit. Results: The overall mortality rate was 29%. Mortality was higher with patients over 70 years with a frequency of 57.1%. The medium-term mortality rate was 25% against 4% for long-term. The average time-limit for death occurrence after the vascular incident was 7 months ± 6.4 months. Prognostic factors of mortality were: the age of the patient (IC95% = 7.73 [1.49 - 39.99], p = 0.015 ), marital status (IC95% = 0.27 [0.08 to 0.94], p = 0.039 ) and the presence of aphasia (IC95% = 5.52 [1.45 to 20.94 ], p = 0.012). Conclusion: Stroke mortality still remains significant, even after the patients have been discharged from hospital. A good psychological family support and efficient aphasia coverage are essential for its reduction.

Choosing an Ideal Graduate Education: The Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Experience  [PDF]
Jocelyn B. Cruz
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.69018
Abstract: With the use of descriptive research, the researcher investigated the reasons of 152 freshman graduate school students in choosing NEUST for their graduate education. The respondents agreed that enrolling in NEUST Graduate Programs will make them good critical thinkers, collaborators, proficient speakers, responsible and productive citizens. Likewise, they have chosen the university because of its quality education, highly qualified teachers, affordable fees and high accreditation status. Efficiency of the services of the different offices was experienced by the respondents. However, they want to improve on the classroom condition, students’ lounge, graduate school library schedule and library holdings. Likewise, they wished for accessible clean restroom per level of graduate school building.
RESERVA DE BIOSFERA CABO DE HORNOS. DOCUMENTO BASE PARA LA INCORPORACIóN DEL TERRITORIO INSULAR DEL CABO DE HORNOS A LA RED MUNDIAL DE RESERVAS DE BIOSFERA. PROGRAMA MAB - UNESCO
Jocelyn Jofré
Magallania , 2006,
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In the Media
Jocelyn Srigley
University of Toronto Medical Journal , 2004, DOI: 10.5015/utmj.v81i2.710
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Medical Students and peer support: a discussion based on findings from a BMSc research project
Jocelyn Dick
Scottish Universities Medical Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Little evidence of support schemes available to students following examination failure exists. Peer assisted learning initiatives in medical education have been shown to increase students’ engagement with learning and optimise academic achievement. The role of peers in supporting medical students has not been formally explored at the University of Dundee, where this study was conducted.
Appreciating the Art and Science of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Year in Review
Jocelyn Graf
Archives of Plastic Surgery , 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2013.40.1.1
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Deakin University: Going online at a Dual Mode University
Jocelyn Calvert
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2001,
Abstract: Deakin is a dual mode university with more than half of its students doing at least part of their study at a distance and with an entrepreneurial arm that provides distance education services for even larger numbers. Online provision has been developing over a decade, enriching traditional distance education in programs with mixtures of on- and off-campus students. It has been supported by central services and corporate applications, leading to reasonable consistency in the thrust. A current aim is to ensure that it is sustainable at a high level of quality.
A comparison of preferred learning styles, approaches and methods between information science and computing science undergraduates
Jocelyn Wishart
ITALICS , 2005,
Abstract: In recent years the two disciplines of Information and Library Studies and Computer Science have drawn closer together to the extent that now there are several universities where they are combined in a single school of Information and Computing Science or Informatics. Currently, a single Higher Education Academy Subject Centre serves the two disciplines. However, there are marked differences between the disciplines observable immediately in the gender balance of their respective undergraduate cohorts which Computer Science tending to attract males and Information Science, females. This project set out to investigate other less obvious differences by means of an online survey of first year undergraduates’ preferred learning styles, approaches to study and learning environments.134 first year undergraduates’ from 6 UK universities took part in the online survey and results show that, whilst there was a clear gender imbalance between Computer Science with its almost entirely male population and information Sciences with its mostly female, differences in learning styles and approaches were less clear. There was a wide variety of individual learning styles and approaches in the same population and it would not be safe to conclude that any one approach would meet the needs of an entire cohort of Information or Computer Scientists as, whenever an overall tendency appeared, there was always a small but significant group who had an opposite preference. Differences in preferred learning methods were clearer. More than twice as many Information Scientists than Computer Scientists preferred talking and discussing as a method of learning whereas Computer Scientists were significantly more likely than Information Scientists (p<.05) to prefer solving problems. Neither group enjoyed reading from journals or lectures. Two key teaching points for lecturers to note arose in the study; the use of advance organisers in teaching both on and offline and the need to prepare students for and support them in the use of journals.
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