Nigeria: Perspectives of Health

Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Director, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel

Kehinde K. Kanmodi (Editor)
Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria; Dental Clinic, Kebbi Medical Centre, Kalgo, Nigeria; National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria; Department of Political Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Abuja, Nigeria ; Chartered Institute of Project Management, Lagos, Nigeria
Campaign for Head and Neck Cancer Education (CHANCE) Program, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria
Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Community Health Officers Training Programme, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000

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Nigeria – a pluralistic society – is a sub-Saharan Africa country, home to about 200 million people from 371 cultural tribes. All tribes in Nigeria have their specific cultural beliefs and practices. As a matter of fact, many of these practices had been in existence for hundreds of years, even before British colonization (1800-1960). There exists a strong interrelationship between the society and health. Some practices in the society have negative health implications while some do not. Unfortunately, many of the traditional or cultural practices in the Nigerian society have more associated harms than benefits. In this book we have gathered research that describes health and health aspects of modern Nigeria, which we hope will be of interest to the reader. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1. Health and the Nigerian Society: An Overview
(Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi, Ariel Tenenbaum, MD, and Joav Merrick, MD, DMSc, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria, and others)

Section One: Health Aspects

Chapter 2. Opinions of Nigerian Religious Leaders and Seminarians on What Causes Cancer
(Adewale I. Badru, Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Precious A. Ogundipe, Andrew M. Owadokun and Miracle A. Adesina, Emergency Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 3. Awareness and Perceived Need of Nigerians on the Restorative Treatment for a Defective Tooth: A School Survey
(Amidu O. Sulaiman, Kehinde K. Kanmodiand Babatunde A. Amoo, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 4. The Role of Fear of Mental Illness on Academic Performance of Nigerian Medical Students
(Kehinde K. Kanmodi and Bello Almu, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Sokoto, Nigeria)

Chapter 5. Do Expectant Mothers in Sokoto City Actually Want the HBV Vaccine?
(Catherine Fidelis, Kehinde K. Kanmodi and Johnson Olajolumo Department of Pharmacy, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria)

Chapter 6. Prevalence of Shisha Smoking and Awareness of Head and Neck Cancer Among Secondary School Students in Ibokun Town
(Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Omotayo F. Fagbule and Timothy O. Aladelusi, Campaign for Head and Neck Cancer Education Program, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 7. Healthcare Provider Attitude Towards Persons With Disabilities in Nigeria
(Paul M. Ajuwon, PhD, Ishiaq O. Omotosho, PhD, and Rebecca Y. Stallings, Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, US, and others)

Chapter 8. Factors Influencing the Choice of Graduating Medics in Pursuing a Medical Career With the Nigeria Defence Forces
(Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Ismail O. Adesina and Abass A. Moshood, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Sokoto, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 9. After Medical School, What Next?
(Kehinde K. Kanmodi, BDS, Abass A. Moshood and Ismail O. Adesina, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Sokoto, Nigeria, andothers)

Chapter 10. Barriers to Uptake of Low Vision Aids Among Visually Impaired Elderly Nigerian Patients
(Patrick Okonji, OD, PhD, and Darlington Ogwezzy, OD, Research and Innovation Office, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 11. Attitudes of a Snowballed Sample of Nigerian Hookah (Shisha) Smokers Toward Tobacco Ban
(Faruk A. Mohammed, Nwafor J. Njideka, Bashar M. Aliyu, Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Omotayo F. Fagbule and Mike E. Ogbeide, Kebbi State Medical Centre, Kalgo, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 12. The Knowledge of Drug Prescribers, Dispensers, and Administers in Sokoto Metropolis, Nigeria, on Non-Opioid Analgesics: Any Need for a Refresher Course?
(Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Catherine Fidelis and Johnson Olajolumo, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Sokoto, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 13. Neck Circumference as a Screening Instrument for Overweight and Obesity in Nigerian Secondary School Adolescents in an Urban Area
(Eden E. Igbafe, Mike N Ibeabuchi, PhD, Elizabeth E. Oyenusi, Abiola Oduwole and James Renner, Department of Paediatrics, Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 14. Serum Triglyceride-To-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Ratio: Profile and Its Use as Surrogate for Insulin Resistance Prevalence in Overweight/Obese Adolescents
(Alphonsus N. Onyiriuka, Nosakhare J. Iduoriyekemwen and Wilson E. Sadoh, Endocrinology and Metabolism Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 15. Pseudohypoparathyroidism: A Rare Cause of Hypocalcaemia
(Alphonsus N. Onyiriuka and Victor A. Esedume, Endocrinology and Metabolism Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria, and others)

Section Two: Acknowledgements

Chapter 16. About the Editors

Chapter 17. About the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Israel, Department of Pediatrics, Mt Scopus Campus, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Chapter 18. About the Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria

Chapter 19. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Three: Index

Index

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