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The Pathways to the First Contact with Mental Health Services among Patients with Schizophrenia in Lagos, Nigeria
Increase Ibukun Adeosun,Abosede Adekeji Adegbohun,Tomilola Adejoke Adewumi,Oyetayo O. Jeje
Schizophrenia Research and Treatment , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/769161
Abstract: There is increasing evidence that delay in the commencement of treatment, following the onset of schizophrenia, may be related to the pathways patients navigate before accessing mental health care. Therefore, insight into the pattern and correlates of pathways to mental care of patients with schizophrenia may inform interventions that could fast track their contact with mental health professionals and reduce the duration of untreated psychosis. This study assessed the pathways to mental health care among patients with schizophrenia ( ), at their first contact with mental health services at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba Lagos, Nigeria. Traditional and religious healers were the first contact for the majority (69%) of the patients. Service users who first contacted nonorthodox healers made a greater number of contacts in the course of seeking help, eventuating in a longer duration of untreated psychosis ( ). However, the delay between the onset of psychosis and contact with the first point of care was shorter in patients who patronized nonorthodox practitioners. The findings suggest that collaboration between orthodox and nonorthodox health services could facilitate the contact of patients with schizophrenia with appropriate treatment, thereby reducing the duration of untreated psychosis. The need for public mental health education is also indicated. 1. Introduction Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic, disabling mental disorder, with a lifetime morbid risk of about 1%, and a leading contributor to the global burden of diseases [1]. Despite the availability of effective therapy, there is a huge treatment gap for schizophrenia, with more than 40 million affected people in need of treatment in low and middle income countries [2–4]. Systematic reviews and meta-analytic studies have shown that delay in the commencement of appropriate treatment following the onset of psychosis is associated with more severe symptom profile, worse psychosocial functioning, poorer quality of life, and poorer treatment outcomes in patients with schizophrenia [5, 6]. Efforts at reducing the lag in the initiation of treatment for first episode schizophrenia has led to an increasing research interest in the pathways through which people with the disorders access care, with the view of identifying points of delay and, consequently, potential loci of interventions that could minimize the delay. Pathways to care refer to the sequence of contacts an ailing person makes with services provided by individuals or organisations, prompted by the effort of the distressed persons
Hematological Parameters of House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria
Omonona Abosede Olayemi
Veterinary Research , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/vr.2011.77.80
Abstract: House gecko has become almost domesticated in every other homes in Nigeria especially Ibadan metropolis where this study was carried out due to its reduced flight zone. A total of 25 animals comprising 11 females and 14 males were collected for the study. Fresh blood was taken from the ventral abdominal vein into heparinised syringes for haematological analysis. Result revealed plasma protein density (4.709±0.48 g dL-1), haemoglobin concentration (8.127±2.18 g dL-1), red blood cell count (2.287±0.62) *106 μL-1, white blood cell count (1.563±3181.85) *106 μL-1, lymphocytes (68.273±3.17) *103 μL-1 and eosinophils (4.546±1.86) *103 μL-1 and of which values of the females were slightly higher than those of the male house geckos while the PCV (24.000±6.59%), Platelets (1.647±41403.12) *106 μL-1, heterophils (27.182±4.58) *103 μL-1 and monophils (2.636±0.50) *103 μL-1 were slightly higher in males than in female house gecko studied in the five local government areas LGAs in Ibadan metropolis. There were no significant differences in the plasma protein, packed cell volume, hemoglobin concentration, red blood cell counts, platelets, lymphocytes, heterophils, monophils and eosinophils values of both male and female house geckos across the five LGAs while in contrast there was a significant difference in the WBC values of the male and female house geckos across the five LGAs of Ibadan.
The Lore of Religious Festivals among the Yoruba and Its Social Relevance
Olatundun Abosede Oderinde
Lumina , 2011,
Abstract: Religious practices, ceremonies and festivals are part of folk heritage. They are essential materials in culture that circulate traditionally among members of any group in different versions. Festivals are occasion of public manifestation of joy or the celebration of a historical occurrence such as the role of Olumo rock in the victory of the Egbas. Culture and information about a particular community are often being transmitted through the songs, music and other activities that go with the festivals. The traditional festivals today are to a large extent seen by some as idol worship because of the deities associated with the festivals while some elites see the festivals as occasions that promote vices such as stealing, fighting, immorality, casting spell (by trying newly discovered charms/juju) on people. Hence many educated (Christians and Muslims) would not participate in these festivals. The festivals however are still very relevant as they provide a rallying point for people in a particular society, create cultural awareness and avenue of getting a practical experience of the people's customs, their way of life and their belief systems. The paper is, thus, an attempt to bring to fore the social significance of religious festivals.
Peter's Teaching On Leadership: An Examination Of 1 Peter 5:1-3 In The Nigerian Context
Dr. Olatundun Abosede Oderinde
Lumina , 2010,
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Microbial evaluation and public health implications of urine as alternative therapy in clinical pediatric cases: health implication of urine therapy
Adenike Adedayo O. Ogunshe,Abosede Oyeyemi Fawole,Victoria Abosede Ajayi
Pan African Medical Journal , 2010,
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Cultural means of pediatric treatment during ill health is a mainstay in Africa, and though urine has been known to contain enteric pathogens, urine therapy is still culturally applicable in some health conditions and also advocated as alternative therapy. The study therefore, is to evaluate the microbial contents and safety of urine.
- On Investigating Pollution of Groundwater from Atenda Abattoir Wastes, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Adewoye, Abosede Olufunmilayo,Adegbola, Adedayo Ayodele
International Journal of Engineering and Technology , 2012,
Abstract: The incidence of waterborne diseases arising from pollution of shallow wells in abattoir environment has been on the increase in Ogbomoso community. This project work was carried out in order to examine the geochemical constituents of water samples taken from selected wells in Atenda abattoir environment, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. The effect of abattoir wastes on the groundwater samples and geotechnical analyses of soil samples taken from two points around the abattoir waste dump, and another sample from a control point free from pollution and far away from where the first two samples were taken, were also carried out. Geophysical investigation of the Atenda area was carried out using Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) of Electrical Resistivity Method (ERM), Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), and also, Very Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic method. The geophysical investigation was carried out to determine the lithology of the study area, track the contaminant plume view and compute the depth to bedrock in the study area. It was observed that a strong correlation exist between leachates from the Atenda abattoir location and sampled wells in the immediate environment. A groundwater monitoring programme to determine groundwater quality status of wells in the neighbourhood of abattoirs is recommended for implementation to safeguard the health of innocent residents in the vicinity.
Successional pattern of phytoplankton (>55μm) in Lekki lagoon, Nigeria
Taofikat Abosede Adesalu,Dike Ikegwu Nwankwo
Revista de Biología Tropical , 2012,
Abstract: Lagoons are dominant features along large stretches of the West Africa coast. These freshwater environments are very valuable areas where phytoplankton constitute the basis of aquatic food webs. In order to know the effects of environmental variables on phytoplankton, a study of the successional pattern of phytoplankton in Lekki lagoon was carried out monthly for two years (June 2003-May 2005). Phytoplankton samples were collected from 12 stations using a plankton net of 55μm mesh, and samples preserved in 4% unbuffered formalin. Besides, surface water samples were taken for physico-chemical analysis. For each year, the seasonal distribution and succession of dominant phytoplankton followed different patterns. Phytoplankton abundance was higher during the dry season (November-April) for the two annual cycles. The diatoms (Aulacoseira granulate and A. granulata var angustissima) and blue green algaes, Microcystis aeruginosa, Merismopedia tennuissima and Trichodesmium lacustre showed this trend by being the abundant species in some of these months. For the rainy season, the green alga Mougeotia sp. dominated. The replacement of one form by another throughout seasonal cycles was probably controlled by the changes in environmental variables such as rainfall, nitratenitrogen and phosphate-phosphorus. La costa oeste de áfrica se caracteriza por la dominancia de lagunas, como ambientes de agua dulce tienen un gran valor, en donde el fitoplancton constituye la base de las cadenas tróficas acuáticas. Con el objetivo de conocer el efecto de las variables ambientales en el fitoplancton, se llevó a cabo un estudio sucesional mensual del fitoplancton, en la laguna Lekki, durante dos a os (junio 2003-mayo 2005). En 12 estaciones, se obtuvieron muestras de fitoplancton mediante una red de plancton que tiene una malla de 55μm, que posteriormente fueron preservadas en formalina al 4%. Además, se tomaron muestras de agua superficial, para análisis físico-químico. En cada a o, la distribución estacional y la sucesión de fitoplancton dominante siguieron patrones diferentes. La abundancia de fitoplancton fue mayor durante la estación seca (noviembre-abril) durante los dos ciclos anuales. Esta misma tendencia la presentaron las diatomeas (Aulacoseira granulata y A. granulata var angustissima) y las algas verde azules, además de Microcystis aeruginosa, Merismopedia tennuissima y Trichodesmium lacustre, las mismas fueron especies abundantes en algunos de estos meses. En la temporada de lluvias, el alga verde Mougeotia sp. fue la que dominó. La sustitución de una forma por otra
THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF FIRM AND MARKET-SPECIFIC PROXIES OF INFORMATION ASYMMETRY ON EQUITY PRICES IN THE STOCK MARKETS
Abosede, A. J.,OSENI, Jimoh Ezekiel
Australian Journal of Business and Management Research , 2011,
Abstract: Asset pricing has remained an issue of interest to scholars, investment managers and analysts without borders. Pricing of equities in environments characterized with imperfect information and determining the effect of information asymmetry on the asset have also remained a challenge. The risk the information uncertainty from the firm poses to the investors and analysts and the risk the information uncertainty from the investment opportunities of the firm poses to the managers need to be measured and incorporated into equity price. This study made an attempt to develop a model from the works of Lowry, Officer and Schwert (2007) and Reber and Fong (2008) for measuring the effect of firm and market-specific proxies of information asymmetry on equity prices in the stock market. The model developed is considered suitable for adoption in developing and emerging economies where information is considered prevalent. In addition to providing a model for measuring the effects of proxies of information asymmetry on equity prices, the study would to literature on the subject of information asymmetry as it relates to equity pricing and stock market.
Theoretical Analysis Of Firm And Market-Specific Proxies Of Information Asymmetry On Equity Prices In The Stock Markets
Abosede A.J.,OSENI, Jimoh Ezekiel
Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology , 2011,
Abstract: Asset pricing has remained an issue of interest to scholars, investment managers and analysts without borders. Pricing of equities in environments characterized with imperfect information and determining the effect of information asymmetry on the asset have also remained a challenge. The risk the information uncertainty from the firm poses to the investors and analysts and the risk the information uncertainty from the investment opportunities of the firm poses to the managers need to be measured and incorporated into equity price. This study made an attempt to develop a model from the works of Lowry, Officer and Schwert (2007) and Reber and Fong (2008) for measuring the effect of firm and market-specific proxies of information asymmetry on equity prices in the stock market. The model developed is considered suitable for adoption in developing and emerging economies where information is considered prevalent. In addition to providing a model for measuring the effects of proxies of information asymmetry on equity prices, the study would to literature on the subject of information asymmetry as it relates to equity pricing and stock market.
Variational Iteration Method Solutions for Certain Thirteenth Order Ordinary Differential Equations  [PDF]
Tunde A. Adeosun, Olugbenga J. Fenuga, Samuel O. Adelana, Abosede M. John, Ogunjimi Olalekan, Kazeem B. Alao
Applied Mathematics (AM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/am.2013.410190
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In this paper, we extend variational iteration method (VIM) to find approximate solutions of linear and nonlinear thirteenth order differential equations in boundary value problems. The method is based on boundary valued problems. Two numerical examples are presented for the numerical illustration of the method and their results are compared with those considered by [1,2]. The results reveal that VIM is very effective and highly promising in comparison with other numerical methods.

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