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January-June 2018| Vol 18| Issue 1



This issue of Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences highlights publications that cut across public health and clinical research in different specialities in health sciences. The editorial board is als...

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Prevalence and practices relating to hypertension among rural dwellers in oka community ikpoba okha local government area in Edo State

Context: The increase in the adult population, and change in the lifestyle of Nigerians, the burden of hypertension (HTN) may continue to increase as time unfolds. Aims: The aim of th...

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Health-related quality of life of mothers at 12 weeks after normal vaginal delivery in selected hospitals in enugu metropolis, Nigeria

Background: The process of birth may mean extra pressure on a mother's well-being, and this could affect her health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The paucity of published Nigeria-based...

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Sanitary conditions and inmates' knowledge and attitude towards hygiene practices in a maximum-security prison in Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria

Context: The study was conducted in a maximum-security prison in southwest Nigeria, where inmates were held in lawful custody by a court of competent jurisdiction. The inmates are vulnerable,...

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Affordability of antipsychotic medications of respondents who are being managed for schizophrenia in Benin City

Introduction: The consequences of expensive antipsychotics medication can be two folds. One, patients can become more impoverished due to the spending of limited financial resources on the pr...

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