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NATIONAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF NIGERIA (NPMCN)
KM 26, LAGOS-BADAGRY EXPRESSWAY, IJANKIN,
P.M.B. 2003, IJANIKIN, LAGOS
TEL: 01-2913110, 01-3425843, 09-2918329, 01-3422586
THE NIGERIAN POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL
ANNOUNCES A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP ON
REVIEW OF CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Date: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: UBTH, Benin
Course Fee: N25,000.00k / $200 (dollars)
Assessors of Medical / Scientific papers
Editors and Associate Editors of Medical / Scientific Journals
Supervisors of Part II Dissertations.
The focus would be on critical review of Medical /Scientific papers and the necessary requirements to effectively supervise or assess Part II Fellowship dissertations.
TOPICS – (will attract CME credit units by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria)
Overview of critical appraisal
Online review of Medical / Scientific papers
Overview of Epidemiology and Research Epidemiology
Group work on searching medical literature (uses of PICO & SPICE framework)
Quantitative and Qualitative research (Introduction to key concepts)
Statistical concepts in critical appraisal
What to look for in discussions and references
Peer review process
Ethical issues of scientific publications
The use of anti-plagiarism software in electronically submitted journal articles
MODE OF DELIVERY
Literature searches online
Course fee which covers course materials, tea break and lunch should be paid into the NPMJ account at GT Bank Plc., Idi-Araba branch, Lagos: 0014551917 (Naira) or 141316148 (USD).
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOP WILL END ON FRIDAY 11TH OF JULY 2014.
Certificates will be issued to participants at the end of the workshop.
Dr. V. Inem FMCFM
Dr. O.A. Atoyebi, FMCS
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:52
Awareness, perception and coverage of tetanus immunisation in women of child bearing age in an urban district of Lagos, Nigeria
Sule SS, *Nkem-Uchendu C, Onajole AT, Ogunowo BE.
Department of Community Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos Nigeria.
*Clearline International HMO, 16A Oyefeso Avenue, Obanikoro, Lagos.
Salami Suberu Sule,
National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria,
Aims and Objectives: This study assessed the level of awareness and perception of women of child bearing age to tetanus immunisation and determines the cover- age rate in Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Nige- ria.
Subjects and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study of 288 women of childbearing age selected using multistage sampling technique. Information was obtained using structured close-ended questionnaire. Data analysis was done using Epi-InfoTM software, version 3.5.1.
Results: There was high level of awareness of tetanus immunisation among re- spondents (89%) and as a method of prevention of tetanus (76%). There was a positive association between the level of awareness and respondents' educa- tional level and occupation (p < 0.05). However, there is a low level of awareness regarding the number of doses of the vaccine required in pregnancy (14.4%) and for life protection (19.5%). Those who ever received the vaccine, got it post-injury (48.9%) and in pregnancy (45.2%). Age, occupation and parity were positively associated with receiving the vaccine (p < 0.05), while parity and marital status were positively associated with number of dose of vaccine received (p < 0.05). Only about 20% of the respondents had received two or more doses of the vaccine. Conclusion: This study concludes that despite the high level of awareness about tetanus and tetanus immunisation, there is a low coverage rate of tetanus immunisation among women of childbearing age in Ojodu LCDA of Lagos State. Women of child bearing age should also be targeted at the community level in tetanus immunisation campaign programme.
Keywords: awareness, coverage, tetanus immunization, women, neonates.
Odeyemi KA , Onajole AT , Ogunowo BE , Olufunlayo T, *Segun B
Department of Community health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
* Evidence for action, Nigeria.
Summary Aims and Objectives: This study was conducted to assess the effect of a community based sexuality education programme on the sexual health knowledge and practices of out of school female adolescents. Subjects and methods: This Intervention study was conducted in two markets within Lagos, Nigeria. Representative samples of adolescents were interviewed on their sexual health knowledge and practices. An Education- entertainment programme provided sexuality education to adolescents in Mushin market only (intervention group) followed by post intervention surveys in Mushin market and Sangrouse market (control group). The pre and post intervention surveys were compared 6 months post intervention to detect any changes. Results: Sexual health knowledge and behaviour was similar among respondents in both markets pre intervention. Post intervention, the sexual health knowledge of the respondents in the intervention site improved significantly. (p<0.05) Fewer adolescents initiated sex in the intervention site than in the control site and contraceptive use increased. However among the sexually active, there was no significant change in their condom use and number of sexual partners. Conclusion: Community based health education programmes can be used to provide effective sexuality education for out of school adolescents. Provision should be made by government and non-governmental organisations during adolescent reproductive health programming for sexuality education targeted at out of school adolescents.
Keywords: adolescents, sexuality education, out of school
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