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Title : Uptake of Antenatal Care Among Pregnant Women in Plateau State Nigeria

Authors : Amina Mohammed, Esther A Envuladu, Ize A Osagie, Gloria N Ode, Joshua A Difa, Ayuba I Zoakah

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Background-Antenatal care offers pregnant women promotive, preventive and curative services. Despite this, some pregnant women still don’t access ANC at all while others don’t have access to ANC by skilled health care professionals. This increases the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. This study therefore aims to determine the predictors of ANC attendance among in Plateau State. Methodology-A community based cross sectional study,400 study participants across six communities in the three senatorial zones in Plateau State were selected. Focused Group Discussion was conducted among study participants. Data was analysed using SPSS version 23. Results- 90.8% of respondents booked their last pregnancy out of which 55.8% had more than four ANC visits. Only 52.9% of the women had ANC by skilled health care providers. 69.7% of women who did not book their pregnancy delivered at home. Educational status, marital status and marital setting were predictors of ANC attendance among the study population. Women who had formal education were 1.7 times more likely to attend ANC compared to those with non-formal or no education at all. (P-value <0.001 CI 1.267-2.321). Also, women in monogamous settings were more likely to attend ANC compared to those in polygamous setting (P-value 0.015 CI 0.162-0.822). Conclusion-Many of the respondents did not have the required number of ANC visits.  More targeted interventions should be implemented in order to ensure that women have access to skilled care during pregnancy as this will reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and delivery.

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Title : The World of Chemistry Since George Olah until Today

Authors : Miklos Simonyi

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The driving force of scientific endeavor, the realization of incomprehensible for George Olah is contrasted to present-day research atmosphere including applications, subscriptions, libraries and social matters.

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Title : Case Report: Clotting Factor XII (Hageman) Deficiency Predisposing Acute non-hemorrhagic Stroke

Authors : Dr. Riyadh Ali Hammamy, Dr. Mohamed Kamal Hassan Sabra

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Prolonged Activated Partial ThromboplastinTime (APTT) on routine coagulation screening would usually attract clinician’s attention toward bleeding tendency specially when done as preoperative preparation. Factor XII (Hageman factor) is one of the factors involved in the intrinsic coagulation cascade and deficiency of these factors eventually prolong APTT with bleeding tendency. However, factor XII deficiency are more liable for thromboembolism through defective fibrinolytic pathway rather than bleeding tendency.

A case of 27 years old male patient without past medical illnesses or significant risk factors presented with acute middle cerebral artery non-hemorrhagic stroke, screening to almost all etiological and predisposing factors were negative apart from prolonged APTT which was due to Factor XII (Hageman factor) deficiency.

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Title : Greek Traditional Dances and Health Effects for Middle-Aged and Elderly People- A Review Approach

Authors : Eir. Argiriadou

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Greek traditional dances are an integral part in Greek people’s lives, treated as a cultural element. Recently, many middle-aged and elderly people participate in programs of Greek traditional dances due to internal and external motivation, but mainly for health improvement. From the literature review it became clear that, indeed, Greek traditional dances incorporate effects and benefits for all the health dimensions, that is physical/somatic, psychological, mental and social health effects. These beneficial effects on middle-aged and elderly people’s health may be due to the features of Greek traditional dances. These are the music accompaniment, the fact that Greek traditional dances constitute an aerobic exercise mode, the rhythmical and repetitive movements, the hemicyclic dance shape, the variety of the performed steps, movements and dance directions, the absence of competition, the enjoyment/pleasure that helps the participants to escape from their problems. Consequently, all the middle-aged and elderly people should participate in Greek traditional dances in order to achieve positive physical, psycho-emotional and social effects, leading to health achievement.  

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Title : Effect of Mastery Learning Strategy on Rural and Urban Students' Academic Achievement in Basic Technology in Edo State, Nigeria

Authors : Dr. ISERAMEIYA Florence Ejodamen, Prof. Uwameiye Raymond

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This study determined the effect of mastery learning strategy on rural and urban students in basic technology in Edo State Nigeria.  The study was guided by five research questions based the specific purposes. Four null hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Quasi-experimental design was adopted in the study, a population of 3,170 (1,275 rural & 1,895 urban) JSSII students from 25 secondary schools were used. A sample size of 155(72 rural & 83 urban) students from four selected means schools participated in the study. The instrument was a 50 item multiple choice basic technology achievement test (BTEAT). Data collected were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics, which is Mean, t-test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA).  Results revealed that the post-test academic achievement of rural and urban students taught BTE using MLS differs significantly over those taught using direct instruction strategy (DIS).  There was a significant difference between the post-test academic achievement mean scores of rural and urban students taught Basic Technology (BTE) with MLS, the rural students performed relatively higher than the urban students. In addition, students’ school location and instructional strategy (MLS) have significant interaction effects on academic achievement in Basic Technology (BTE). Therefore, the integration and use of MLS in teaching and learning BTE is recommended.

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