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Effect of Workload on Job Stress of Ghanaian OPD Nurses: The Role of Coworker Support

Kokoroko E, Sanda MA

BACKGROUND: Although the concept of workload is important to nursing practice, only a few nursing researchers have focused on the issue of workload within the nursing context. Knowledge of how...
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Analysis of Injuries in the Ghanaian Mining Industry and Priority Areas for Research

Stemn E

BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in safety performance, the number and severity of mining-related injuries remain high and unacceptable, indicating that further reduction can be achieved. This study examines occupational accident statistics...
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The Relationship between Firefighters' Work Demand and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics

Kodom-Wiredu JK

BACKGROUND: Emergency workers such as firefighters are cataloged within the most demanding and injurious professions globally. Considering the health and safety implications in firefighting, a lot of research needs to...
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Do Personality and Organizational Politics Predict Workplace Victimization? A Study among Ghanaian Employees

Amponsah-Tawiah K, Annor F

BACKGROUND: Workplace victimization is considered a major social stressor with significant implications for the wellbeing of employees and organizations. The aim of this study was to examine the influences of...
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Oral manifestations and their correlation to baseline CD4 count of HIV/AIDS patients in Ghana

Frimpong P, Amponsah E, Abebrese J, Kim SM

OBJECTIVES: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). People with AIDS are much more vulnerable to infections, including...
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Spatial assessment of potential ecological risk of heavy metals in soils from informal e-waste recycling in Ghana

Kyere VN, Greve K, Atiemo SM, Ephraim J

The rapidly increasing annual global volume of e-waste, and of its inherently valuable fraction, has created an opportunity for individuals in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana to make a living by using...
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Work Pressure and Safety Behaviors among Health Workers in Ghana: The Moderating Role of Management Commitment to Safety

Amponsah-Tawaih K, Adu MA

BACKGROUND: safety and healthy working environment has received numerous research attention over the years. Majority of these researches seem to have been conducted in the construction industry, with little attention...
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An Investigation of Health and Safety Measures in a Hydroelectric Power Plant

Acakpovi A, Dzamikumah L

BACKGROUND: Occupational risk management is known as a catalyst in generating superior returns for all stakeholders on a sustainable basis. A number of companies in Ghana implemented health and safety...
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Trend of Fire Outbreaks in Ghana and Ways to Prevent These Incidents

Addai EK, Tulashie S, Annan JS, Yeboah I

BACKGROUND: In Ghana, fire incidents have become a regular occurrence, with thousands of lives and millions of dollars lost every year. Hardly a day passes without news of a fire...
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Reconstruction of femoral length from fragmentary femora

Abledu JK, Offei EB, Osabutey C

The reconstruction of femoral length (FL) from fragmentary femora is an essential step in estimating stature from fragmentary skeletal remains in forensic investigations. While regression formulae for doing this have...
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Occupational Health and Safety and Organizational Commitment: Evidence from the Ghanaian Mining Industry

Amponsah-Tawiah K, Mensah J

BACKGROUND: This study seeks to examine the relationship and impact of occupational health and safety on employees' organizational commitment in Ghana's mining industry. The study explores occupational health and safety...
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Spatial assessment of soil contamination by heavy metals from informal electronic waste recycling in Agbogbloshie, Ghana

Kyere VN, Greve K, Atiemo SM

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the spatial distribution and the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals resulting from primitive, unconventional informal electronic waste recycling in the Agbogbloshie e-waste processing site...
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A Call for Action to Improve Occupational Health and Safety in Ghana and a Critical Look at the Existing Legal Requirement and Legislation

Annan JS, Addai EK, Tulashie S

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a broad field of professional practice, which involves specialists from different disciplines including but not limited to engineers, occupational health physicians, physical and biological...
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A psychosocial perspective of medication side effects, experiences, coping approaches and implications for adherence in hypertension management

Kretchy IA, Owusu-Daaku FT, Danquah SA, Asampong E

INTRODUCTION: This study examined whether psychosocial variables influenced patients' perception and experience of side effects of their medicines, how they coped with these experiences and the impact on medication adherence...
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Assessing the reliability and validity of the Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ2F) in Ghanaian medical students

Mogre V, Amalba A

PURPOSE: We investigated the validity and reliability of the Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ2F) in preclinical students in Ghana. METHODS: The R-SPQ2F was administered to 189 preclinical students of...
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Medical students' achievement on the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Chirurgery Final Part I and II licensing examination: a comparison of students in problem-based learning, community-based education and service, and conventional curricula in Ghana

Mogre V, Amalba A, Saaka M, Kyei-Aboagye K

PURPOSE: Problem-based learning is an established method of teaching and learning in medical education. However, its impact on students' achievement on examinations is varied and inconsistent. We compared the levels...
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A Case of Plasmodium ovale wallikeri Infection in a Chinese Worker Returning from West Africa

Li Y, Wang G, Sun D, Meng F, Lin S, Hu X, Wang S

  • KMID: 1792148
  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):557-562.
In contrast to the gradual reduction in the number of locally transmitted malaria cases in China, the number of imported malaria cases has been increasing since 2008. Here, we report...
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A Case of Plasmodium ovale Malaria Imported from West Africa

Kang Y, Yang J

Malaria is a parasitic infection caused by Plasmodium species. Most of the imported malaria in Korea are due to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum, and Plasmodium ovale infections are very...
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Health Risks to Children and Adults Residing in Riverine Environments where Surficial Sediments Contain Metals Generated by Active Gold Mining in Ghana

Armah FA, Gyeabour E

  • KMID: 2317818
  • Toxicol Res.
  • 2013 Mar;29(1):69-79.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of metal pollution in the sediment from rivers, lakes, and streams in active gold mining districts in Ghana. Two...
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The Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis B Surface Ag Positivity in Pregnant Women in Eastern Region of Ghana

Cho Y, Bonsu G, Akoto-Ampaw A, Nkrumah-Mills G, Nimo JJ, Park JK, Ki M

  • KMID: 2284270
  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Apr;6(2):235-240.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity in pregnant Ghanaian women. METHODS: We surveyed 1,500 pregnant women...
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