GPH - International Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing <p><strong>GPH - International Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing is a prominent and authoritative peer-reviewed publication that focuses on advancing the field of health sciences and nursing. With a global outlook, the journal showcases cutting-edge research, innovative studies, and evidence-based practices related to healthcare and nursing. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, it emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in addressing current health challenges. GPH offers valuable insights to healthcare professionals, researchers, and policymakers, promoting excellence in patient care and fostering advancements in healthcare practices. By providing a platform for scholarly exchange, this journal contributes significantly to the progress of health sciences and nursing worldwide.</strong></p> en-US <p>Author(s) and co-author(s)&nbsp;jointly&nbsp;and severally represent and warrant that the Article is original with the author(s) and does not infringe any&nbsp;copyright or violate any other right of any third parties, and that the Article has not been published&nbsp;elsewhere.&nbsp;Author(s) agree to the terms that the <strong>GPH Journal</strong> will have the full right to remove the published article on any misconduct found in the published article.</p> (Dr. EKEKE, JOHN NDUBUEZE) (Aasik Hussain) Thu, 30 May 2024 07:03:28 +0000 OJS 60 KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF MENSTURAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT AMONG FEMALE SUBJECTS IN AGUOBIRI COMMUNITY BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA <p><strong>Aim/ Objectives:</strong><em> This study assess the level of knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among adolescents and to </em>determine the various menstrual hygiene practices maintain among female subjects between &lt;14 – 19yrs in <em>Aguobiri community. </em><strong>Methods:</strong><em> A cross sectional observational study design was employed in this study with133 structured questionnaires used to generate primary data from the subjects using sampling method. </em><strong>Results:</strong><em> Findings from this study shows that age range of the respondents were&lt;14yrs (18%), 14-17yrs (63.9%) and 18-19yrs (18.1%). Additionally, majority of the respondents were within class of Jss2-SS1 (45%) while farming (34%) was the most predominant occupation of the populace followed by fishing (23%), trading (28%), and civil servants (15%). Regarding hygiene related practice during menstrual period, the study revealed that 32% of the respondents used sanitary pad, 21% pieces of cloth, 12% tissue papers and 7.5% pieces of foam respectively. Furthermore findings from this study shows that 32.3% of the respondents use only water to wash their body after removal of sanitary pad, 39.8% use water and soap, while 21.1% of the respondents cleans their body with tissue papers and 6.8% use none of the above. Regarding how respondents change sanitary pads during menstruation- one per day (39.8%), twice per day (39.8%), trice per day (17.3%), and four per day (3.1%). The observable difference may be attributed to socio-economic condition among the subjects. </em><strong>Conclusion:</strong><em> This study have shown that majority of the respondents have a poor knowledge of good menstrual hygiene. Thus the use of non-sanitary (30.8%) pad by the respondents and its potential risk factors should be discourage through the creation of awareness and enlightenment campaign by health workers in the community and at the state level .</em></p> LOKOBO J ABRAHAM, DR. EMMANUEL ONOKPITE, DR. SOLOMON M UVOH, DR. BLESSING L DUM-AWARA ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 30 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000 STUDY OF STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS WHO EXPERIENCE OVERWEIGHT CASE STUDY ON HEALTH SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DIRGAHAYU SAMARINDA <p><strong>Obesity is an energy imbalance where the energy intake obtained from food exceeds the required energy requirements.&nbsp; Obesity can be caused by an imbalance between energy intake and energy used, this is influenced by physical activity, diet, and the environment.&nbsp; In recent years, there has been an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity throughout the world. Based on a national survey in Indonesia, 8.1% of men in Indonesia suffer from obesity and 13.5% of women. The research aimed to determine the characteristics of gender, age, weight, height, and eating patterns of students who were overweight at Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences.&nbsp; This type of research is descriptive with the object being students who are pre-obese. The research was carried out at the Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences Campus, East Kalimantan Province from May 2023 to March 2024. The research activities carried out were: preparation, literature study, sample determination, data collection, data analysis, concluding, and drafting a report.&nbsp; The research population was Diploma III Nursing students at Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences, totaling 197 people, and a sample of 67 people was taken which was determined using the purposive sampling method. Data collection consists of (1) primary data obtained from observations and interviews with respondents with the help of questionnaires; and (2) secondary data obtained from documents related to research activities.&nbsp; Data analysis was carried out using validity and reliability tests as well as univariate tests.&nbsp; The results showed that most of the prevalence of overweight occurred in student respondents who were female (95.5%), aged 19-20 years (74.5%), had a height of 156-160 cm (76.2%) and a weight of 56-60 kg (77.6%) and have an overeating pattern of 65.7%, </strong></p> Norsanah Norsanah, Nurkhalisa Nurkhalisa, Yani Yani, Bernarda Teting ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 08 Jun 2024 10:51:23 +0000