Caleb Ademola Omuwa Gbiri

Caleb Ademola Omuwa Gbiri
University of Lagos | Unilag · Neurophysiotherapy Unit, Department of Physiotherapy

BSc (Physiotherapy)(Ibadan); MSc(Neurophysiotherapy)(Ibadan); PhD(Neurophysiotherapy)(Ibadan); Post-Doctoral Fellow(Philosophy & Ethics of Mental Health)(Pretoria). FWSO
Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos, Nigeria & Member, Board of Directors of World Stroke Org.

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Introduction
Caleb is an Expert Neurophysiotherapist, Mental Health Physiotherapist, and Forensic Physiotherapist; Disability Assessment/Claim expert and Ethicist. He's a Life-Coach and Mentor, a University Professor, Clinical Researcher/Practitioner and Administrator with focus on improving functional recovery, functional independence, societal participation, community integration, quality of life and return to productive lifestyle in individual with neurological or mental conditions as well as in pain
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
University of Pretoria
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I am conducting research on personality disorder, schizophrenia spectrum disorders and bi-polar affective disorder
January 2014 - present
University of Pretoria
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I research on personality disorder, schizophrenia spectrum disorders and bi-polar affective disorder
January 2014 - present
University of Pretoria
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
January 2014 - December 2015
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Field of study
  • Psychiatry, Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics
August 2007 - May 2012
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Field of study
  • Neurophysiotherapy
September 2004 - January 2006
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Field of study
  • Neurophysiotherapy

Publications

Publications (96)
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Background: Post-stroke hemiplegic gait is a mixture of deviations and compensatory motion dictated by residual function. To improve stroke survivors' walking ability, it is necessary to evaluate different rehabilitation approaches and identify those that have a greater effect on locomotor recovery of stroke patient. This will improve their general...
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Background Although the major goal of rehabilitation is to return a stroke survivor (SSv) to as close to their pre-stroke functioning, limitation in ambulatory recovery and walking proficiency is the major impediment. Despite the importance of walking to the outcomes in stroke, factors predicting its recovery remain unclear. This study therefore wa...
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Background Post-stroke hemiplegic gait is a mixture of deviations and compensatory motion dictated by residual function. To improve stroke survivors' walking ability, it is necessary to evaluate different rehabilitation approaches and identify those that have a greater effect on locomotor recovery of stroke patients. Objectives This study was desi...
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Objectives: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and interferential currents (IFC) are pain electrotherapies with questioned efficacy. Studies of their effects on tactile acuity of individuals with nonspecific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) are limited, hence, this study. Materials and methods: Thirty-three individuals with NSCLBP...
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Introduction Recovery of upper limb motor function remains a major challenge to stroke rehabilitation experts and stroke survivors alike. Stimulation of the motor cortex by noninvasive brain stimulators and therapy focused on repetitive functional activities can increase upper limb functioning after stroke. Hence, this study was designed to determi...
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Background: Diabetic peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DPSP) has been treated with sketchy outcomes and available approaches are not applicable for self-administration. This study developed protocol for managing symptoms of DPSP and assessed its comparative efficacy. Methods: Study developed Lagos Neuropathy Protocol (LNP) through existing...
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Introduction: High proportion of stroke survivors have impaired functional mobility and decrease in overall quality of life (QoL). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (non-invasive brain stimulation) and over-ground walking task (OGWT) (functional task-oriented training) have been suggested to improve functional mobility and QoL of strok...
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Background and objectives Dementia is commonly associated with cognitive deficit, functional decline and societal participation restriction across multiple domains of functioning. The decline impacts not only on the individual, but also on their informal caregivers, healthcare and the social system. This clinical random controlled study investigate...
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Background Aims: Post-stroke fatigues (PSF), poor cardiopulmonary function (CPF) and quality of life (QoL) are major challenges to effective stroke rehabilitation. This study determined PSF, CPF, QoL and explored relationships and associations between PSF and CPF and QoL in stroke survivors (SSv). Methods: Study involved 54 (25 females) SSv without...
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Objective The influence of disability-perception on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) remains unclear. This study investigated impact of disability and disability-perception on HRQoL of stroke survivors and explores the moderating effect of disability-severity. Methods Post-stroke disability, disability-perception/acceptance and HRQoL were as...
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Introduction. Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by an injury to the developing brain, and abnormal gross motor function is a hallmark of CP. Properly structured exercises on land have been reported to be effective in improving functional performance in children with CP while only few have been documented on aquatic therapy. Objective. To investigate th...
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Background: Disability is common sequelae of stroke and its perception by the stroke survivors determine their functioning and quality of life. The mental image a stroke survivor has towards the disability resulting from stroke will determine their acceptance for community participation and improved quality of life. Efforts targeted at modulating t...
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Although alcohol use is common among persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and heavy drinking is more common worldwide in males than females, studies of sex differences in risk for development of symptoms of alcohol dependence have yielded mixed results. In Nigeria, there is a paucity of data on sex differences in alcohol-related problems among PLW...
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Sexual dysfunction is common among individuals who are post-stroke but this rarely attracts attention among clinicians during stroke management. The aim of this study was to assess prevalence of sexual dysfunction among Nigeria stroke survivors and their age and sex matched healthy controls, and determines the correlates of sexual dysfunction among...
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Purpose: To investigate the impact of disability and sexual dysfunction on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among Nigerian stroke survivors (SSv) and to determine their association using sexual functioning (SF), Global Disability Measure and Function (GDMF), and demographic profiles. Methods: This study involved 121 consecutive SSv attending...
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Introduction: there is a need for interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Implementation of physical activity (PA) within the rehabilitation of people with mental health problems (PMHP) could reduce the burden and facilitate recovery. The objective of the current review was to explore (1) the role o...
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Background: Neurorehabilitation remains one of the main methods of treatment in the management of stroke survivors and its early commencement reduces morbidity and improves function. This study assessed motor function recovery after sub-acute stroke rehabilitation and determines factors that predict the recovery. Methods: The cohort prospective stu...
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It is widely accepted internationally that clinical education is integral to physiotherapy curricula. Clinical education and the supervisory process it involves are important and distinct parts of health care education. Physiotherapy clinical education appears to be least researched into in Nigeria. The aim of this study was to seek opinions regard...
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Introduction: Sexual dysfunction had been reported in individuals after stroke but its prevalence and associated factors has not been sufficiently delineated among Nigerian stroke survivors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and its associated factors among Nigerian stroke survivors. Methods: Cross...
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Background: People with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely than the general population to be physically inactive. The present review systematically evaluated correlates of physical activity across the socio-ecological model for people with PTSD. Methods: Two independent reviewers searched Embase, PubMed, PsycARTICLES and CINAHL...
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Background Despite stroke is a major cause of disability, the predictors of the disability among stroke survivors has not been sufficiently delineated. Objective To assess post-stroke disability and determine its predictors among Nigerian stroke survivors. Methods This study involved 121 consecutive stroke survivors with at least 3 months of stroke...
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Aim: To investigate psycho-social determinants of achievement of functional independence in first-ever stroke patients. Methods: This study involved 65 first-ever stroke patients enrolled within 24 hours of stroke from a Nigeria tertiary health institution. Stroke-type was classified using brains’ CT scan results while stroke severity was assessed...
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Stroke survivors live with varied degrees of disabilities and cares are provided largely by the informal caregivers. This study investigated informal caregivers' burden and strains of caring for stroke patients. This study involved 157 (81 males and 76 females) informal caregivers of stroke survivors receiving care in all secondary and tertiary hea...
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Objective: To investigate the effects a 6-week balance training on balance performance and functional independence. Method: Forty-six stroke survivors whose informed consents were obtained participated in this study. They were purposively recruited from the Murtala Muhammed Specialists Hospitals, Kano, Nigeria and randomly assigned to two groups. T...
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Aim: To investigate predictors of functional recovery at six-month among Nigerians with first-ever stroke. Methods: Participants with first ever stroke were recruited at stroke?onset from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Stroke severity was measured using the National Institute of Health Stroke-Scale. Stroke was classified using th...
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This study developed an outcome measure to assess Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN) in people post-stroke. This instrument (Gbiri distracters test) was developed from concepts derived from four existing tests. The design of the instrument into rolls and columns was conceptualized from Bell’s test; the use of reference starting point was from the Lin...
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Children with obstetrical brachial plexus injury often present with relative reduction and deficit (discrepancies) in length, girth and functional performance in their affected upper-limb. However, the relationship between these discrepancies and the functional deficit is still unclear. This study evaluated discrepancies in upper-limb of children w...
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A relationship between low back pain (LBP) and poor postures has been previously established with a high prevalence observed in many occupations. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of LBP, associated risk factors and impacts on farmers in South-West Nigeria. Six hundred and four farmers completed a 36-item closed-ended questionnaire whi...
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This school-based survey was aimed at determining the prevalence of low-back pain (LBP) among adolescent students of selected secondary schools in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nine hundred secondary schools students, comprising 415 boys and 485 girls, with age range 12-17 years were surveyed. They were required to complete a self-developed, three-part items qu...
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ABSTRACT This study investigated lifetime-prevalence of hallucination among a group of Nigerian students and the determinants of hallucination among them. Study involved 1095 students of a Nigeria university, screened for hallucination using Schedule for Clinical Assessment for Neuro-Psychiatry and psychological distress using General-Health Questi...
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This study explored relationship between post-stroke functional recovery and QoL among Nigeria SSv with first-ever stroke. This Study involved 65 (33 males and 32 females) individuals diagnosed of first-ever episode of stroke in the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. The National Stroke Severity scale was used to assess their stroke sequ...
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Cardio-respiratory Fitness Index (CRFI) and Body Mass Index (BMI) are related to health, and their interrelationship has been documented but with little information on Nigeria population. This study derived reference values for CRFI and BMI and investigated the relationship between the two variables among adolescent students in a Southwestern Niger...
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This school-based survey was aimed at determining the prevalence of low-back pain (LBP) among adolescent students of selected secondary schools in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nine hundred secondary schools students, comprising 415 boys and 485 girls, with age range 12-17 years were surveyed. They were required to complete a self-developed, three-part items qu...
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Polio survivors are prone to secondary health problems that may negatively affect their quality of life (QoL), but the impact of paralytic poliomyelitis on QoL of its Nigerian survi-vors has not been reported in literature. We investigated and compared the QoL of Nigerian paralytic polio survivors (PPS) and age-and sex-matched apparently healthy co...
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Polio survivors are prone to secondary health problems that may negatively affect their Quality of Life (QoL) but the impact of paralytic poliomyelitis on the quality of life of its Nigerian survivors has not been reported in literature. We investigated and compared QoL of Nigerian Paralytic Polio Survivors (PPS) and age and sex-matched Apparently...
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There have been few studies on quality of life (QoL) of Nigerian stroke survivors and none have reported QoL over a long period. This study describes QoL in Nigerian stroke survivors over the first 12 months post-stroke. Sixty-five (33 male and 32 female) stroke survivors were recruited within 72 hours of stroke onset. QoL and depression were asses...
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Background: Obesity is a major complication of antipsychotic drugs. This study evaluated the effect of long-term exercise on drug-induced obesity in schizophrenic patients. Methods: This study involved 59 in-patients diagnosed of schizophrenia and randomized into exercise group (EG) and control group (CG). The EG participated in a 24-week exercise...
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This study investigated Nigerian physiotherapists’ perceived prestige of their profession relative to 11 selected occupations and how their perception was influenced by selected sociodemographics. A total of 368 copies of a questionnaire adapted from a previous study were sent to registered physiotherapists working in Nigeria as of May 2007. Data w...
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This study investigated the effect of a twelve week exercise on gait-speed, balance performance and quality of Life (QoL) of individuals diagnosed of substance abuse disorders. Eighty-seven in-patients (45 experimental [EG] and 42 controls [CG] groups) diagnosed of substance abuse disorder in a tertiary mental health institution in Nigeria particip...
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Purpose: To assess the impact of cerebral palsy on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of Nigerian children. Method: This is a cross-sectional survey. The study involved 54 children (33 males and 21 females), between 1 and 12 years of age, with cerebral palsy. They were consecutively recruited from two tertiary health institutions in Lagos, Nige...
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Background: The Ibadan Knee/Hip Osteoarthritis Outcome Measure (IKHOAM) an outcome measure developed for evaluating the outcome of therapeutic interventions in patients with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA) in Nigerian clinical settings and similar environment. The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of the English version of th...