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How to Implement Change in Asthma Management in a Developing Country  [PDF]
Uchenna Onubogu
Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases (OJRD) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ojrd.2019.91003
Abstract: The goal of asthma management is to control symptoms, reduce the need for short acting beta agonist, and maintain optimal pulmonary function, and normal physical activities. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to obesity, suboptimal pulmonary function, poor quality of life and mortality. Children with bronchial asthma in River State University Teaching Hospital were just receiving acute care in the emergency room with no concrete plan for a follow up care for their chronic asthma; as a result most of the patients had uncontrolled asthma. In the hospital, the situation led to increased emergency hospitalization, resulting in decreased bed availability, increased burden on manpower and health resource utilization thereby putting more pressure on the limited health resources. Using the Kotter’s model for change management, transformational and situational leadership style, the change in the desired quality and scope of health service rendered to asthmatic patients was successfully implemented; as a result there was a decrease in emergency room visit for acute asthma by 57.5% and an increase in the uptake of scheduled clinic visits for asthma control services. The effect of these changes was an improvement in the control of asthma and quality of life of our patient cohort. Implementation of change in health service delivery is a delicate process that needs a stepwise approach in order to successfully implement and sustain the desired change.
Parental Exposure of Children to New Experiences and Learning Outcome: A Perspective of Home Factor in Productive Child Education  [PDF]
Ajake Uchenna Egodi, Tamunoimama Jamabo
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.36007

Survey data collected from 1000 primary school children in Calabar metropolis, Nigeria were analysed to determine the extent of parental exposure of children to new experiences and its influence on their learning outcome. One research question and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was captioned Pupils Opinion and Achievement Test Questionnaire (POATQ). Descriptive statistics was used in answering the research question while the independent t-test was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level. The result showed low parental exposure of children to new experiences. The result also revealed that there is a significant influence of parental exposure of children to new experiences on their learning outcomes. Based on the findings it is recommended that for productive learning outcome, parents are encouraged to fully be involved in every aspect of the child’s education for all round development of the child.

Management and challenges of operating cooperative small business in Imo State
OC Uchenna
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR) , 2007,
Démocratie et consensus : le cas igbo
Uchenna Osigwe
Phares : Revue Philosophique étudiante de l’Université Laval , 2006,
The Influence of Head Librarians’ Leadership Styles on Job Satisfaction of Librarians’ in Tertiary Institution Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria  [PDF]
Uchenna Nwaigwe
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1101572
Abstract: A general opinion that is supported by research is that leadership style in any organization exerts a major influence on the structure, strategy and well being of the organization. In the library environment therefore, the influence of leadership style on the job satisfaction of librarians is very crucial to the success of the library. Common observations from informal interactions with librarians who work in the libraries show that leadership styles in tertiary institution libraries in Imo state are poor and ineffective. This research work therefore investigated the influence of head librarians’ leadership styles on librarians’ job satisfaction in tertiary institution libraries in Imo State, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted, while four research questions guided the investigation. The population of study consists of all librarians working in tertiary institution libraries in Imo State. Instrument for data collection was a four point questionnaire, designed by the researcher. Sixty-five questionnaires were distributed, while sixty-one were returned. Data collected were analyzed using mean and percentage where applicable. The findings of the study revealed a strong influence between head librarians’ leadership styles and librarians’ job satisfaction. Some recommendations were made to improve librarians’ job satisfaction.
Spleen Weight, Liver Weight And Levels Of Circulating Immune Complexes In Vitamin Deficient Mice Infected With Plasmodium berghei
OG Arinola, DI Onubogu, LS Salimonu
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology , 2005,
Abstract: Three groups of mice viz: well fed mice, vitamin deficient mice and vitamin deficient Plasmodium berghei infected mice were studied. In these groups of mice, the weights of the liver and spleen were determined using a weighing balance and the levels of circulating immune complexes (CICS) measured spectrophotometrically using polyethylene glycol precipitation method. The mean spleen weight, liver weight and CICs of vitamin deficient mice or vitamin deficient P. berghei infected mice were reduced compared with those of well-fed mice. However, the reduction in spleen weight was significant in vitamin deficient mice from day 15-post vitamin deficiency compared with well-fed mice. Also, the reduction in liver weight was significant in vitamin deficient mice at day 5- and day 10-post vitamin deficiency compared with well-fed mice while the reduction in liver weight was significant in vitamin deficient P. berghei infected mice at day 5-, day 10-, day 15- and day 20- post P. berghei infection compared with well-fed mice. The reductions in the levels of CICs were significant in both vitamin deficient mice and vitamin deficient P. berghei infected mice compared with well-fed mice from day 5-post P. berghei infection or day 5-post vitamin deficiency. The observed decreased CICs in vitamin deficient mice accompanied by reduction in liver and spleen weights showed that vitamin is essential in mounting effective immune response against malaria. Afr. J. Clin. Exper. Microbiol. 2005; 6(2): 95-99
Exotic multifaceted medicinal plants of drugs and pharmaceutical industries
DE Okwu, NF Uchenna
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2009,
Abstract: Cassia alata Linn, Nauclea latifolia, Clerodendron splendens and Bryophyllum pinnatum are some of the Nigerian exotic medicinal plants. These plants not only acts as ornamental but also exhibit antiviral, antifungal, antimalarial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions. They are sources of drugs and are used in herbal medicine to treat measles, malaria, asthma, eczema, cough, hepatitis, ringworm, ulcer and scabies. These plants are continuously screened and evaluated for their pharmacological properties. Bioactive compounds comprising flavanoids, alkaloids, steroids, terpenoids and saponins have been isolated and characterized from the plants and are responsible for their biological activity. The importance of these bioactive compounds available in these plants are discussed with respect to their role in herbal medicine in Nigeria.
Effect of Carbonization Temperature on Wear Rate Behaviour of Rice Husk Ash Reinforced Epoxy Composites
Francis Uchenna OZIOKO
Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies , 2011,
Abstract: The effect of carbonization temperatures on wear rate behaviours of different volume fractions of rice husk ash epoxy composite was studied. Rice husk ash carbonized at 850, 900, and 950°C were reinforced in epoxy resin. Rice husk ash epoxy composite containing 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% rice husk ash was synthesized using manual stirring method and specimens were prepared for wear studies. Dry wear behaviour of sample was studied against abrasive paper using a pin-on-disc machine. Wear rate and specific wear rate behaviours of different samples have shown near uniform behaviour. The 950°C carbonized ash showed steady wear rate and specific wear rate behavior for all ash contents. The composites with 30% and 40% ash carbonized at 950°C showed minimum wear rates of 1.03 × 10-5 N/m and 0.98 × 10-5 N/m at 5N load respectively. The wear behaviours of 9500C carbonized ash were better than those of 850°C and 900°C carbonized ash due to the degree of alteration in the structure of the silica.
Internal migration and household living conditions in Ethiopia
Blessing Uchenna Mberu
Demographic Research , 2006,
Abstract: Using the 1998 Migration, Gender and Health Survey in Five Regions of Ethiopia, and multivariate regression techniques, this paper examines the relationship between internal migration and household living conditions. The analysis finds significant living condition advantage of permanent and temporary migrants over non-migrants. These advantages are primarily linked to migration selectivity by education and non-agricultural income. Once the independent effects of these variables are controlled, no statistical significant independent association exists between migration status and living conditions. Government policies of resettlement in the 1980s and ethnic federalism of the 1990s may have engendered stress migration and exacerbated poor living outcomes for return migrants. The resort to migration and/or resettlement as an individual or government policy response to periodic unfavorable conditions in places of origin is not strongly supported by this analysis as the key to improved living conditions. Promoting higher education and opportunities for employment outside the agricultural sector are more likely to yield improved living conditions in Ethiopia.
Cubic Spline Regression: An Application to Early Bipolar Disorder Dynamics  [PDF]
Petronilla Uchenna Ogoke, Chinaka Ethelbert Nduka, Ajibola Taiwo Soyinka
Open Journal of Statistics (OJS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2016.66080
Abstract: Owing to the fact that the major challenge of predicting the risk of having bipolar is the absence of a gold standard to distinguish between true cases and false positive; this study employed the extension of cubic spline function to the multinomial model to explore the risk tendency of unnoticed early bipolar across three different groups of mood disorder. The intermediate group was used to accommodate for false negative and false positive while mapping the true value of bipolar risk tendency across the three groups to a scale. Hence for all distributions of “yes” ticked in a mood disorder questionnaire, the study predicts the bipolar risk tendency while simultaneously accommodating for the patients response bias. The coefficients of the polynomial are obtained using the maximum likelihood method. The spline graph reveals how bipolar disorder build up slowly and lingers in the body for long without been noticed due to fluctuations in risk tendency of the mood scores.
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