Nnodimele Onuigbo Atulomah

Nnodimele Onuigbo Atulomah
Babcock University · Department of Public Health

BSc, MPH, PhD
Professor of Public Health at Babcock University, Nigeria. Appointed Academic Editor for PLoS Global Public Health

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July 2015 - December 2015
Babcock University
Position
  • Dean of the School of Public and Allied Health
January 2015 - August 2020
Babcock University
Position
  • Professor
Education
August 2011 - November 2014
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Public Health
May 1999 - May 2002
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Health Promotion

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Publications (58)
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Background: Pre-eclampsia continues to be a major public health issue of concern in both developed and developing countries, contributing to maternal and neonatal morbidity and death globally. This study examined the health literacy and preeclampsia knowledge of pregnant mothers attending primary health care centers in Ikenne Local government, Ogun...
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Stroke is the world's second most common cause of mortality and the third most common cause of morbidity and disability. Recurrent strokes make up a significant number of stroke admissions to the emergency room. This condition is largely preventable by identifying and addressing the risk factors involved. Hence, this study examined the non-modifiab...
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Background: Suboptimal Anti-Retroviral adherence is an advancing global issue. Methodology: One-Group Pre-and Post-Test Integrated Home-Based Care intervention program with control was adopted. The validated questionnaire was used to gather information from 60 PLWHA following ethical approval and informed consent. Descriptive statistics and frequen...
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Background: While hepatitis B virus infection may be seen as a global threat within the medical and scientific community, primary prevention via vaccination remains the most effective approach towards breaking the chain of transmission of HBV infection. However, vaccination uptake in Uganda has been modest despite a very endemic national figure re...
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Background: While hepatitis B virus infection may be seen as a global threat within the medical and scientific community, primary prevention via vaccination remains the most effective approach towards breaking the chain of transmission of HBV infection. However, vaccination uptake in Uganda has been modest despite a very endemic national figure res...
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Purpose: This study assessed effects of educational intervention and telephone-reminders on appointment-keeping for immunization among mothers with under-5 children in Oyo state, Nigeriao state, Nigeria. Methodology: The study utilized a quasi-experimental design which comprised two experimental groups and one control group using the quantitative a...
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This study assessed the effects of educational intervention on the knowledge of immunization among mothers with under-5 children in Oyo state, Nigeria Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted among 60 mothers of under-5 children recruited by multistage sampling technique divided into intervention and control groups. There was a baseline as...
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Introduction: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common hereditary diseases occurring worldwide, which may affect any organ or system of human body. Some studies have shown that the knowledge of SCD and genetic screening among unmarried youths is low in Sub-Saharan Africa countries. However, genetic counseling offers help and guidance to...
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Lead is an occupational toxicant and a recognised health threat particularly in developing countries. Hence, this study explored the interaction of blood lead level (BLL), a conventional marker of lead exposure, with indices of calcium metabolism and biomarkers of bone-turnover in 120 adult male automobile technicians (AT) with ≥ 1 year duration in...
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Background: Food borne diseases remain a major global public health issue with increased morbidity and mortality associated with consuming contaminated food material mostly predicted by the food handlers' level of hygiene during the course of food preparations.This study assessed the level of food-handling behaviors among food-handlers in selected...
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Background: Motorcycle taxis are common means of transportation in Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa which remains a major neglected public health issue that presently at any time constitutes a risk for road traffic accidents and injuries in low and middle-income countries. This study describes the level of predisposing-personal factors associated with...
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Background: Motorcycle taxis are common means of transportation in Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa which remains a major neglected public health issue that presently at any time constitutes risk for road traffic accident and injuries in low and middle income countries. This study describes the level of predisposing-personal factors associated with pa...
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Background: COVID-19 has no effective cure, yet early recognition of symptoms and timely seeking of supportive care and preventive practices enhance recovery from the illness and combat the spread of the virus. To reduce the risk of transmission in the community, individuals should be advised to wash hands diligently, practice respiratory hygiene (...
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Background and objectives : The study was conducted to determine the prevalence and pattern of antibiotic self-medication and associated risk factors among out-patients clinic attendees in Edo state, Nigeria. Methods : A cross-sectional study was conducted among 800 consenting adult attendees at the general out -patient department of five secondary...
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Tertiary institutions are ivory towers where academic and moral excellences are expected to be promoted. However, it has become where sexual harassment is a common deviant practice. This study aimed to determine the knowledge and prevalence of sexual harassment among college students in a private institution in Ogun state, Nigeria. The study employ...
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Background and objectives: The study was conducted to determine the prevalence and pattern of antibiotic selfmedication and associated risk factors among out-patients clinic attendees in Edo state, Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 800 consenting adult attendees at the general out -patient department of five secondary a...
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Background Prevalence of poor pregnancy outcomes with complications and maternal mortality account for 75% of maternal mortality resulting from the practice of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) who are not skilled sufficiently to detect high-risk pregnancies and birth complications early for referrals. This study was undertaken to understand the...
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Background: Despite concerted global efforts towards achieving infant-survival, infant mortality lingers as a problem in developing countries. Environmental and personal-level factors are assumed to account for this situation. This study was undertaken to provide better understanding of the dynamics of predictors of infant-survival practices among...
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Globally, women of child bearing age are susceptible to emerging life threatening complications and poor pregnancy outcomes with lack of early detection and timely intervention. These complications are responsible for 75% of maternal mortality globally and the burden is significantly high in Nigeria with 814/100,000 live births where deliveries are...
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Background: Despite concerted global efforts towards achieving infant-survival, infant mortality lingers as a problem in developing countries. Environmental and personal-level factors are assumed to account for this situation. This study was undertaken to provide better understanding of the dynamics of predictors of infant-survival practices among...
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Background: Physical activities and exercise play supportive role in preventing cardiovascular morbidity. Long-term exercise provides more health benefits. Contemporary society are plagued with increasing inactivity and obesity particularly among children and adolescents. Studies d e m o n s t r a t e b e n e f i t s o f moderate b u t c o n s i s...
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Background: Globally, success rate recorded for the treatment of drug-resistant TB remains low. About half of all patients with TB, often, do not complete their treatment schedule with consequent prolonged infectivity, drug resistance, relapse and death. Social determinants of health among several factors have been implicated as responsible for poo...
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Objective: This study investigated the dynamics of information-adequacy, motivation and behavioral skills towards substance-Use prevention among undergraduates in a selected tertiary educational institution in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: This was a theory-driven cross-sectional design which use a 45-item validated questionnaire to collect data fr...
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Background: Despite concerted global efforts towards achieving infant-survival, infant mortality lingers as a problem in developing countries. Environmental and personal-level factors are assumed to account for this situation. This study was undertaken to provide better understanding of the dynamics of predictors of infant-survival practices among...
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Background: Despite concerted global efforts towards achieving infant-survival, infant mortality lingers as a problem in developing countries. Environmental and personal-level factors are assumed to account for this situation. This study was undertaken to provide better understanding of the dynamics of predictors of infant-survival practices among...
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Background Despite concerted global efforts towards achieving infant-survival, infant mortality lingers as a problem in developing countries. Environmental and personal-level factors are assumed to account for this situation. This study was undertaken to provide better understanding of the dynamics of predictors of infant-survival practices among m...
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Introduction/Aim Despite the established health benefits of physical activity, the health risks of inactivity and the various interventions to encourage physical activity, a substantial proportion of young people remain insufficiently active. Studies have attempted assessing factors associated with physical activity but do not provide explanations...
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Blood lead level (BLL) is insufficiently sensitive for early detection of Lead-induced neurotoxicity (LIN). This study determined the possible role of the combination of BLL, intelligent quotient (IQ) and erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in the early detection of LIN in Children. Apparently healthy children (n=309) from eight public...
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Background: Palliative care for pain relief and management of other distressing symptoms of cancer patients specially through non-pharmacological approach by family care givers (FCGs) improves the quality of life of patients. Preparedness of FCGs for this role needs to be explored. Methodology: Descriptive qualitative design was adopted to explore...
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Background: In the continuous search for accessible, reliable and sensitive biomarkers for early detection of environmental lead exposure, authors determined the interaction between blood lead level (BLL), the conventional marker of lead exposure, and the indices of calcium and bone metabolism in children.Methods: This cross-sectional study involve...
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A qualitative study was conducted to describe views and life experiences of domiciliary care providers in meeting the palliative care needs of adult cancer patients at the National Cancer Institute, Maharagama, Sri Lanka. The target population for this study was Domiciliary Care Providers (DCPs) who were the family care givers of patients at Nation...
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This study determined the prevalence of breast cancer in relation to age, reproductive status and population of Ogun State. Out of a total of 816 human cancer presentations observed between 2012 and 2016, 334 (40.9%) female breast cancer (with age range= 23 to 95 years and mean age= 50.3 years) were retrospectively reviewed. Result revealed five br...
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This questionnaire-laboratory based cohort study evaluated some socio-demographic characteristics and urothelial integrity among pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients. A total of 49 confirmed TB positive patients (males= 17 and females =32) within the age range of 10-79 years were recruited from Abeokuta and Ilishan metropolises, and divided into 2...
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Infant mortality recorded for low- and middle- income countries remain unacceptably high despite all efforts to facilitate a reduction. Poor ante-natal preparations of mothers for the survival of their infants among others are believed to be responsible for this. We undertook to investigate how comprehension of health-information, and motivation ar...
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Development of an educational module to enhance the ability of nurses to provide palliative care to adult cancer patients Abstract Introduction: Cancer palliative care is serving patients with cancer to maintain their quality of life by relieving suffering. Enhance nurses’ knowledge, skills and attitude on palliative care is one of the best method...
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Malaria continues to constitute a cause for morbidity and mortality among populations of pregnant women and children in regions of the world with high transmission. The persistent poor pregnancy outcomes and unacceptably high mortality despite efforts to facilitate reduction are reasons to continue malaria research in order to fully understand the...
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Despite the role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in wound healing, its actions if not properly controlled by antioxidants, could be very deleterious. The interactions between micronutrient status and antioxidant defenses in wound healing in elective caesarean section (CS),has not been explored sufficiently. This is of particular interest in the de...
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_____________________________________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT The levels of trace elements in the serum of postmenopausal breast cancer patients were determined and correlated with Tumour Parameters Index (TPI) ,developed for this study, in order to study their contributions in breast cancer diagnosis and ev...
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ABSTACT Introduction: A variety of effects may result in the occurre result in immediate loss of all or part of organ functioning, sympathetic stress response, hemorrhage and blood clotting, bacterial contamination and death of cells. Careful asepsis is the most important factor in keeping these eff successful care of wounds which is dependent on t...
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A wide range of health-enhancing behaviours significantly depend on health literacy and consequently, drives health-information seeking needs of individuals. Traditional social settings play significant role in determining general health outcomes of individuals in a community. Studies that explore health literacy and preventive health practices in...
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This study was carried out to determine the prevalence and identify the species of intestinal parasitic infections among zoological garden workers and inmates (animals and birds), in the University of Ibadan Zoological Garden. Faecal samples were collected from all the animals, birds and zoo-keepers of the zoological garden, 5 days after and 2 days...
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This study was carried out among the students of three secondary schools in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria, using the Ajibode stream situated along Ajibode village as the project area. A total of 205 students were examined, for the presence of Schistosoma (S.) haematobium ova from the three secondary schools. Sixty student...
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A retrospective and cross-sectional study of low birth weight (LBW) incidence in Ibadan, Nigeria, was conducted covering the period 1995 -2005. LBW is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as birth weight less than 2500 g. It is a serious threat to survival in both perinatal and neonatal periods, and to normal physical and mental developme...
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Job performance is a topic of wide interest to both people who work in organizations and people who study them. It is a most frequently studied variable in organizational behavior research, and also central variable in both research and theory of organizational phenomena. The objective of this cross-sectional descriptive study was to investigate th...
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At present, the situation of Nigeria health system vividly shows that health records are not fully maximized to provide a strategic means of tracking modifiable diseases at the community level. The purpose of this study is to explore and reveal how health records for the patients are generated at the primary health care level and how health personn...
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The objective of the study was to measure the level of awareness, specific knowledge, perception and screening behavior of prostate cancer among males in a rural community of the Ikenne local government area of south-western Nigeria. The study was a cross-sectional design utilizing a questionnaire to collect information about knowledge regarding pr...
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This descriptive study on onchocerciasis was conducted among 72 randomly selected inhabitants of a rural community, in Oyo State, Nigeria, during the planting season between the months of April and June. Demographic information, the length of time the subjects had lived in the study area and previous treatments received for the disease (if any), we...
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The level of medication adherence of hypertensives and the attendant risks of non compliance were studied in a University teaching hospital in Ogun state. The study was a cross-sectional design utilizing a pretested 35-item questionnaire (Cronbach’s alpha of 0.781) to collect information about perceived severity and threat to life from poor treatme...
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Originally, drugs for medical therapeutics were almost exclusively obtained from natural sources such as plants until recently when most drugs are synthesized in pharmaceutical laboratories worldwide. The popularity of herbal products is gradually occupying central position in therapeutics worldwide today. This situation requires a systematic appr...
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Nursing and midwifery students constitute a subgroup of health care providers exposed to occupational risk of HIV infection became of direct contact with blood and body fluids during clinical practice. The occupational risk faced by these students is of serious concern, given their limited experience and proficiency in nursing care skills. This stu...

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This aims to explore the predictors in the infection-dynamics and to provide information needed to be geared towards reducing materno-foetal-transmission of HBV infection in this setting
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To investigate Health Needs of The Elderly or Aged in Internally Displaced Camps