Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022

  • The Application of Theory of Planned Behaviours in Predicting Intentions to Speed: Roadwork Zones Versus School Zones

    Darren Wishart, Klaire Somoray, Patrick Egan

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 61-69
    Received: Feb. 28, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 23, 2022
    Published: Apr. 14, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.11
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    Abstract: Roadwork and school zones are high risk areas for workers and other vulnerable road users due to the high density of pedestrians, altered road environment and conditions in combination with unsafe behaviours of drivers. Despite a range of government and road safety stakeholder initiatives to educate and discourage illegal driving behaviours in road... Show More
  • Factors Associated with Inflammation in Preschool Children and Women of Reproductive Age in Nepal

    Sanjay Rijal, Rajendra Budha Chhetri, Naveen Paudyal

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 70-81
    Received: Feb. 20, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2022
    Published: Apr. 22, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.12
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    Abstract: Not much is known about the correlates of inflammation among pre-school children and women of reproductive age in Nepal. This study assessed the socio-demographic factors associated with increased levels of inflammation in Nepalese children and women of reproductive age. We analysed data from 3159 participants (1709 children aged 6-59 months, 1243 ... Show More
  • Diversification of Smoking Cessation Programmes - The Role of E-Cigarettes

    Heino Stöver

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 82-88
    Received: Mar. 29, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2022
    Published: Apr. 28, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.13
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    Abstract: The question of whether e-cigarettes are a useful tool for smoking cessation is part of an ongoing and highly controversial scientific debate. In practice, however, the number of people trying to quit tobacco consumption by using these products is steadily increasing. This discussion article provides an outline of the current state of research on t... Show More
  • Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Parts of Port Harcourt Metropolis

    Geraldine Okwy Ojukwu, Hycienth Ogunka Nwankwoala

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 89-95
    Received: Mar. 14, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2022
    Published: Apr. 29, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.14
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    Abstract: The quality of public water supply in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has come under scrutiny owing to the state of the facilities of the Port Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC). Groundwater they supply were surveyed to determine the fitness for household utilization with respect to chemical quality. Physicochemical parameters were ascertained using sta... Show More
  • Sequential Analysis and Geochemical Characterization of Heavy Metals in Araromi Coastal Sediments, Southwestern Nigeria

    Ayodele Olusiji Samuel, Adeniran Emmanuel Adebayo, Olabanji Sunday Olajide

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 96-107
    Received: Apr. 20, 2022
    Accepted: May 11, 2022
    Published: May 24, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.15
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    Abstract: Heavy metals are found naturally in the earth and they become concentrated as a result of natural and anthropogenic activities. Numerous researchers have worked on the pollution and contamination of toxic metals in the soils of the study area but none has been able to carry out sequential analysis and extraction of the heavy metals into different g... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Health Information Management Among Health Managers in Government Health Facilities in Ghana: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Richmond Bediako Nsiah, Solomon Anum-Doku, Wisdom Takramah, Dominic Nyarko, Regina Amoa-TuTu, George Hector Amonoo, Lynna Naa Adede Obeng, Gifty Sefaah Owusu, Charles Sarkodie, Gilbert Dagoe

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 108-115
    Received: May 02, 2022
    Accepted: May 16, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.16
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    Abstract: A proper health information management system goes a long way to effectively influence data-driven decision making to improve health delivery. Despite dedicating enormous resources to adequately manage health information in the health systems, health facility managers who are the main custodians of this information at the facility levels pay little... Show More
  • Biomarkers of Exposure and Potential Harm in Exclusive Users of Electronic Cigarettes and Current, Former and Never-Smokers: A Cross-Sectional Study Protocol

    Nathan Gale, Linsey Ellen Haswell, Michael McEwan, David Azzopardi, Jesse Thissen, George Hardie

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 116-127
    Received: May 03, 2022
    Accepted: May 19, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
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    Abstract: Despite public health efforts to reduce the health burden of cigarettes by encouraging smoking cessation, a proportion of smokers remain unwilling to quit. A shift from smoking cessation to tobacco harm reduction, based on smokers switching completely to potentially less harmful products such as electronic cigarettes (ECs), has been proposed as an ... Show More
  • Bridging Sustainable Development Gap in the Gold Mining Sector of Zimbabwe: A Conceptual Framework on the Role That Can Be Played by Microfinance Institutions

    Moses Nyakuwanika, Munyaradzi Duve, Oscar Chagwiza

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 128-140
    Received: Mar. 29, 2022
    Accepted: May 09, 2022
    Published: Jun. 09, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.18
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    Abstract: Eventhough gold mining has both the positive and negative impacts on the environment, its negative impacts like depletion of natural resources, loss of grazing land and degradation of the environment tends to outweigh its positive contribution. This study was carried to see how microfinance institutions (MFIs) can use institutional force in compell... Show More
  • Contactless: Concept, Mechanism and Practice in COVID-19 Prevention and Control Under STLC Theory

    Lingfu Zhang, Hailing Wang, Yongfang Dou

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 141-150
    Received: Feb. 17, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 09, 2022
    Published: Jun. 16, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.19
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    Abstract: COVID-19 is spreading rapidly over the world, which has continued to affect economic performance and the lives of residents. To find a scientific theory for controlling the spread of the COVID-19, restoring economic development, improving people’s lives, based on the literature, theory and practice analysis, the paper makes the following points. 1.... Show More
  • Assessment of the Potential Radiation Hazard of the Adrasman Tailing Dump (Tajikistan) for the Population Living Around It

    Ulmas Mirsaidov, Kholmurod Maripovich Nazarov, Boboev Begmurot Dustovich, Rahimberdiev Shukurjon Akhmatkulovich, Mukhamedova Svetlana Galievna, Matin Zafarjonovich Akhmedov

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 151-158
    Received: May 17, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 06, 2022
    Published: Jun. 30, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.20
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    Abstract: The article features the outcomes of radiation monitoring in the territory of the Adrasman tailing dump and around it. Radiation monitoring was carried out by dividing the study area into several parts using the PackEye FHT1377 radiation detection kit. Some local points with increased values of ambient dose rate of gamma radiation were discovered. ... Show More
  • Modelling the Potential of Poultry Farm as a Driver of Atmospheric Pollution in Delta State Using a Geo-statistical Approach

    Edjere Oghenekohwiroro, Mbaoma Oliver Chinonso, Oguori-Okodaso Ejiroghene

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 159-169
    Received: Jul. 04, 2022
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2022
    Published: Jul. 29, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220802.21
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    Abstract: Agricultural Livestock production contributes significantly to global emission such as Ammonia (NH3) which has a resultant effect on climatic conditions with possible secondary impact on environment and human health. There has been an increase in urban poultry farming which raises concern to residents living close to farm buildings due to the risk ... Show More