Oscar Ocho

Oscar Ocho
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · School of Advanced Nursing Education

DrPH

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Introduction
Oscar Ocho currently works at the UWI School of Nursing, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Oscar does research in Public Health, Nursing Science and Medical Science Nursing. Their current project is 'Transitioning of RNs into positions of eladership'.
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January 2015 - December 2015
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • Director/Senior Lecturer

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Publications (22)
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Background Students use social media for sharing information and connecting with their friends, also for peer support, peer learning and student engagement. Research indicates that approximately twice the number of students were using social media for educational purposes compared to academic staff and almost all students discuss academic issues on...
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This chapter focuses on a sociological discourse that dissects gender based violence from a constructivist perspective. As a society, we are used to stereotypical and dichotomous language when it comes to violence which almost makes this a simplistic social dialogue without a commensurate appreciation and acknowledgement of the complexities wrapped...
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Purpose: Nurses are a significant part of the professional workforce, but leaders may be promoted without the requisite competencies. This study aims to explore the perspectives of nurse managers about the core competencies necessary for promotion as leaders in health. Design/methodology/approach: This was a mixed-methods study that targeted nur...
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Introduction While Caribbean researchers have explored masculinity, socialization, and behavior, the literature has been silent on masculinity and “male sensitive” health services. This study explored masculinity and perceptions of “male sensitive” health services. Method An interpretative, phenomenological, qualitative design that used 14 focus g...
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ABSTRACT The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has brought uncertainty and opportunity to nurses and healthcare. As part of the nursing profession, enterostomal therapy (ET) / wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurses offer specialised care that is critical to the health of persons with wounds, ostomies and continence. ET/WOC nurses’ knowle...
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Abstract Introduction While Caribbean researchers have explored masculinity, socialization and behaviour, the literature has been silent on masculinity and ‘male sensitive’ health services. This study explored masculinity and perceptions of ‘male sensitive’ health services. Methods An interpretative, phenomenological, qualitative design that used 1...
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Background Newly educated RNs are vulnerable to needle stick injuries (NSIs). Most needle stick injuries occur during practice and associated with nurses' practice and available resources. Methods This was a quantitative, descriptive study. Registered nurses (N = 120) with less than three years' experience. Data collected using a 26-item questionn...
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Aim To explore perspectives of nurse managers about their preparation for transitioning into positions of leadership. Background There have been serious concerns about the level of preparation as well as availability of support systems for transitioning of nurses into positions of authority. Methods This was a quantitative study conducted in four...
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Background The incidence of many chronic diseases is high among people who are obese. Therefore, identifying the association of obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors among nurses can be useful in the advancement of public health policy and ensuring quality of life for frontline healthcare workers. Objective The present study examines the...
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Gender variations in health literacy have implications for engagement in preventive behaviours and the uptake of health services, especially in areas such as the Caribbean where there are marked disparities in life expectancy and health service utilization. A self-reported questionnaire was used to examine men's concepts of health, their help-seeki...
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Cancer is now the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean. Despite this growing burden, many Caribbean small island nations have health systems that struggle to provide optimal cancer care for their populations. In this Series paper, we identify several promising strategies to improve cancer prevention and treatment that have emerged across...
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Long-term care (LTC) reflects a growing emphasis on person-centered care (PCC), with services oriented around individuals’ needs and preferences. Addressing contextual and cultural differences across countries offers important insight into factors that facilitate or hinder application of PCC practices within and across countries. This article takes...
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Aims or Objectives: This study explored the perspectives of Obstetricians and Registered Nurses/Midwives on the presence of expectant fathers in the birth room. Methods: A qualitative research design was used to explore perceptions and attitudes of Obstetricians and Registered Nurses/Midwives. Data were collected using five focus group and five key...
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This study explored the perspectives of obstetricians and registered nurses/midwives on the presence of expectant fathers in the delivery room with a view to understanding the implications for the mother as well as the expectant father. A qualitative research design using a phenomenological approach to understand the nuances and challenges that aff...
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BACKGROUND & AIM: The ZIKV is a major public health concern and has the potential to cause a pandemic. Health knowledge is a critical factor in the prevention of the ZIKV. This study aims to ascertain the knowledge levels of the antenatal women attending the antenatal clinic at the Sangre Grande Health Center Trinidad, regarding the ZIKV and its im...
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Aim: This study is an attempt to improve the quality of management for individuals diagnosed with self-harm or suicidal attempt admitted to a major psychiatric hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, the investigators aimed to ascertain the perceptions of staff in relation to the quality of care patients with self-harm or attempted suicide re...
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Aims/ Objectives: The main aim of the study was to explore the use of complementary therapies among patients who are diagnosed with cancer in Trinidad. Methods: A quantitative, exploratory, descriptive research design was used. Twenty participants each were selected from two Cancer Treatment centres in Trinidad (Brian Lara Cancer Centre and Sangre...
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There have been calls for greater involvement of men in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). One of the major SRH issues affecting men is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer represents the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in Trinidad and Tobago. A key contributor to this burden of mortality may be low uptake of screening services. Thi...
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Background: Over the last three decades, men's health has emerged as an area of research interest. The relationship between male socialization, the performance of masculinity and health behaviour has been well established. Within the Caribbean, however, there is a gap in the literature on how masculinity affects health beliefs and behaviour. Aim: T...

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