Science Journal of Public Health

Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017

  • Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

    Abdelrahim Saad Shoulah, Mahmoud Ali Saleh, Shereen Mohamed Abdelwahab, Mona Ahmad Elawady, Eman Fadel Elsheikh

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Jan. 11, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 18, 2017
    Published: Feb. 14, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.11
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition in Developing Countries
    Abstract: Background: Cancer is considered as the second leading cause of death worldwide. Objectives: To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and to identify the most important determinants that affect them. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 190 cancer patients who have been received chemoth... Show More
  • Neglected Growth Retardation in Children Aged 6-59 Months in Developing Countries: Case of a Sub-neighborhood of Abidjan Cocody – Angré (Ivory Coast)

    Egnon K. V. Kouakou, Siaky M. Kamara, Zannou-Tchoko V., Alassane Meite, Kouamé G. M. Bouafou, Niaba K. Valérie, Kacou J. M. Djetouan, Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: Mar. 20, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 21, 2017
    Published: Apr. 05, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.12
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition in Developing Countries
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to evaluate the growth retardation observed on children from 6 to 59 months in a suburb of Abidjan Cocody Angré. To this end, a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted at the community-based health facility in Abidjan (Cocody-Angré) over a three-month period (August to October 2016). In the course of ... Show More
  • A Body Shape Index Versus Body Mass Index in the Assessment of Nutritional Status Among Egyptian Primary School Children Infected with Intestinal Helminthiasis

    Mona El-Awady, Neveen Abed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 13-18
    Received: Jan. 21, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017
    Published: Aug. 04, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.13
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition in Developing Countries
    Abstract: Background: School-age children are more predisposed and vulnerable to helminths infections which adversely affect their nutritional status. The A Body Shape Index (ABSI) has been developed as possible improved alternatives to BMI and WC in the assessment of nutritional status. Objectives: To detect the prevalence of helminths infections among scho... Show More
  • Organization and Effectiveness of Breast-Feeding Information in Prenatal Consultation Services in Two General Hospitals, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Coulibaly Amed, Aké-Tano Sassor Odile Purifine, Traoré Youssouf, Egnon Vivien Kouakou, N’cho Simplice Dagnan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 19-25
    Received: Aug. 10, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2017
    Published: Aug. 25, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.14
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition in Developing Countries
    Abstract: In Côte d'Ivoire, women's inadequate knowledge of breastfeeding significantly hampers the good process of the practice. Prenatal consultations are meant to constitute a major resource for the acquisition of reliable information on breastfeeding. This study aimed at assessing the organization and effectiveness of prenatal breastfeeding information. ... Show More
  • Socio-Economic Factors and Growth Ratardation in a Sub-Quarter of Abidjan Cocody Angré (Ivory Coast)

    Egnon K. V. Kouakou, Siaky Kamara, Zannou-Tchoko V., Kouakou Firmin Kouassi, Kouamé G. M Bouafou, Coulibaly Amed, Cisse-Camara Massara, Alassane Meite, Yoro Blé Marcel, Kacou JM Djetouan, Bruno K. Koko, Niaba K. Valéry, Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 26-29
    Received: Aug. 02, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2017
    Published: Aug. 25, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.15
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition in Developing Countries
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to study the socio-economic factors in relation to the stunted growth in children from 6 to 59 months in a suburb of Abidjan Cocody Angré. To this end, a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted at the community-based health facility in Abidjan (Cocody-Angré) over a period of three months (August to Oc... Show More
  • Magnitude and Treatment Outcome of Severe Acute Malnutrition of 6-59 Months Children in Raya Alamata Woreda, Tigray Region, Ethiopia from 2011-2015

    Zerihun Degebasa, Taklu Marama, Alefech Addisu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 30-37
    Received: Oct. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2017
    Published: Nov. 24, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.16
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition in Developing Countries
    Abstract: Background: Globally, 4% death burden and 25 to 35 million attribute to severe acute malnutrition. One million death burden and 13 million attributable to severe acute malnutrition in sub Saharan Africa whereas 3% was severe wasting in Ethiopia. Objective: To describe the magnitude and treatment outcome of severe acute malnutrition of aged 6-59 mon... Show More