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Jun 10, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Social Determinants and Health Literacy of the Elderly: Walk to Well-Being

Cristina Vaz de Almeida, Ana Veiga
Framework: Research on health determinants reports that health literacy has a significant impact on the quality of life and well-being of individuals (Kottke, Stiefel & Pronk, 2016) organizations (Brach et al., 2012) and communities (when societies go through adverse conditions, for example through an economic, financial crisis, or even the crisis “COVID-19” whose consequences are still to be determined in the effects on the quality of life of individuals. Health literacy is considered as one of...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106390


May 29, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Analyzing the Health Security System in Japan: Lessons Learned for Bangladesh

Muhammad Kawsar Mahmud
Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in health sector. Despite remarkable achievements in health security is still a concern for the nation. Most of the people still live in village and grope to receive better health services around them. However, they don’t have scope to consult with anticipated doctors aside from coming in any city. On the other hand, medical expenses are quite high that puts pressure on them. This article explores Japanese’ experience in designing and implementing effec...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106227


Mar 10, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Assessing the Uptake of Supervised Delivery in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region of Ghana

Stephen Manortey, Appiagyei Buabeng
Introduction: In spite of the national target of achieving at least an 80% skilled delivery, skilled health providers attended to just 56.2% of deliveries in 2016 according to the Ghana Health Service annual report. The highest proportion of ANC registrants in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region of Ghana who sought skilled attendance at birth for the past 3 years has been about 36% as recorded in 2017. The fundamental factors responsible for this low skilled delivery in the district...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106131


Oct 14, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Factors Associated with Inequalities in Access to Health Care to Mbujimayi (Kasai Oriental/DR Congo)

Kabongo Mwamba A. Guillaume, Bukasa Tshilonda J. Christophe, Kankologo Biakulamabo Christine, Mbuyi Kabeya J. Henock, Mbuyi Mishinda Anaclet, Kabambi Bukasa Valentin, Mishika Lukusa Patricia, Mutombo Kabamba André, Wembonyama Okitotshio Stanis
Objective: Mbujimayi like the other African cities where the environmental, social and economic problems, promote the development of urban pathology, several factors limit or promote access to quality health care services especially for slum dwellers. The objective of this study was to analyze factors associated with seeking care in this city. Material and Methods: This study was conducted in 2010 on the therapeutic use in six hea
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105666


Aug 08, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Doctors Perception of Nursing Care in Lubumbashi City Public Hospitals

Ndayi Kabamba Julie, Ilunga Musaya Pierrot, Nyembo Shimba André, Kabange Umba Irène, Mwinkeu Kasongo Narcisse, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Omanyondo Ohambe Marie Claire, Malonga Kaj Francoise
Introduction: Teamwork is an issue that hospitals must encourage. But the fact is that many hospitals do not promote mutual knowledge of different professions for complementarity in order to meet the needs of patients or the population. Our study pursued a three-fold objective: to explore physicians’ perceptions of nursing care, to describe physicians’ perceptions of the role of nurses, and to identify some characteristics of phys
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105579


Aug 06, 2019Open    AccessArticle

The Scope of Tobacco Abuse in Kenya and Interventions Taken to Promote Cessation: A Review

Samuel K. Kirkok, Joshua K. Kibet
Studies have revealed that the prevalence of tobacco abuse in Kenya has continued to rise sharply over the past few years hence causing worries among health providers and agencies mandated to deal with drug abuse. Various reports and surveys by international and local agencies have con-ducted researches that underscore this observation. The economic burden associated with ailments from tobacco abuse in Ke
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105578


Feb 28, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Difficulties and Countermeasures in Performance Management of Primary Health Care Institutions in China

Meng Zhou, Liqi Tian
At present, the main dilemma faced by performance management of primary health care institutions is that the total performance salary is not high, the incentives caused by the imbalance of performance wage structure, the lack of perfect performance appraisal distribution system, and the performance management level of the dean of grassroots health institutions need to be improved. Performance managem
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105068


Jan 10, 2019Open    AccessArticle

A Study to Assess Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Selected Government Health Insurance Schemes among Staff Nurse in Selected Hospitals of Ahmedabad District: A Main Study

Surbhi A. Kaklottar, Siddaram Sarate
Background: Hospital bills for very small to considerably large ailments are a pain. It’s difficult to meet such costs on our own without burning a hole in our savings. Also, with medical costs escalating, some even compromise on quality healthcare, because of affordability. It is then that the importance of health insurance comes into the picture. Objectives of the study: 1) To assess the knowledge regarding selected government h
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105128


May 18, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of Use of Modern Family Planning among Northern Nigerian Women: A Secondary Analysis of 2013 NDHS

Lawrence Ikeako, Ngozi Joe-Ikechebelu, Basil Nwankwo, Prince Onyemachi, John Chikezie, Isaiah Abali, Jane Anene, Ebele Azuike, Emmanuel Azuike
Introduction: Family planning allows people to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. It is achieved through use of contraceptive methods and the treatment of infertility. The aim of this study was to determine various factors that influenced the uptake of modern family planning among women of reproductive age in Northern Nigeria. Methodology: The study used
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104521


Apr 28, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Exploration of Factors That Affect Travel Safety of Child Passengers

Kai Liu
There are few studies on the travel safety of child passenger in China. The study aims to describe the seating position and restraint practice of child passenger in China’s first-tier cities. The travel information on the children enrolled in 10 early education institutions, 15 kindergartens and 10 primary schools was randomly selected in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Jinan in recent years. A total of 4900 parents we
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104574


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