Science Journal of Public Health

Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021

  • Our Land Is Shrinking”: Concerns and Misconceptions Impeding Uptake of Climate Risk Mitigation Policies in Bududa and Butalejja Districts in Eastern Uganda

    Roy William Mayega, Nathan Tumuhamye, Grace Mongo Bua, Julius Ssentongo, Harriet Adong, Kathleen Giles, Stella Neema, Christine Muhumuza, William Bazeyo, James Fishkin, Lynn Atuyambe

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 109-120
    Received: 30 April 2021
    Accepted: 31 May 2021
    Published: 9 June 2021
    Abstract: Background: Globally, the incidence of disasters is rising. Uganda is one of several countries experiencing an upturn in adverse climate events. Although Uganda’s government has implemented several strategies to mitigate land-use and population pressure-related climate adversity in high-risk zones, communities have not responded to them sufficientl... Show More
  • Healthcare Seeking Behavior of Mothers or Care Givers for Common Childhood Illness of Under Five Years Children and Associated Factors in Kimbibit District, Ethiopia, 2020

    Habtamu Asrat, Takele Gezahagn, Zalalem Kaba, Robert Wondimu, Tola Abera

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 121-134
    Received: 24 June 2021
    Accepted: 21 July 2021
    Published: 29 July 2021
    Abstract: Mothers' healthcare seeking behavior is a mother's response for sign and symptoms of her child illnesses to reduce severity, complication or even death after she recognized child's illness and if she reported visiting any health institutions. Healthcare seeking behavior of mothers or care givers for common childhood illness of under-five children i... Show More
  • E-cigarette in Malaysia: Reasons for Initiating of Electronic Cigarettes Among Hospital and Clinic Patients and Visitors

    Abu Bakar Rahman, Mohamad Irwan Sai’din, Nurashma Juatan, Manimaran Krishnan, Zaikiah Mohd Zin, Normawati Ahmad, Mohd Yusoff Adon, Siti Fathiah Mohamed

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2021
    Pages: 135-141
    Received: 3 May 2021
    Accepted: 24 May 2021
    Published: 23 August 2021
    Abstract: The prevalence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) use has been increased and became a global concern. This cross-sectional study among adults in Malaysia determined the knowledge of e-cigarettes, the association between the factors of initiating e-cigarettes use and usage status, the predicting factors of initiating e-cigarettes use and the re... Show More