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Chronic non-communicable diseases in Ghana : multidisciplinary perspectives

Author: Ama de-Graft Aikins; Samuel Agyei-Mensah; Charles Agyemang
Publisher: Legon, Accra, Ghana : for the University of Ghana by Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2013.
Series: Social science series (Regional Institute for Population Studies), v. 1.; University of Ghana readers.
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Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes and cancers, are major causes of disability and death in Ghana. NCDs are not only public health problems. They are also developmental problems, because the rising prevalence of long-term chronic conditions has major social and financial implications for affected individuals, families, healthcare providers and the government. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2013441583
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ama de-Graft Aikins; Samuel Agyei-Mensah; Charles Agyemang
ISBN: 9988647301 9789988647308
OCLC Number: 888549974
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 159 pages .).
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Tables; Foreword; Preface; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction: Multidisciplinary perspectives on chronic non-communicable diseases in Ghana; The health transition and NCDs in Ghana; Multidisciplinary research on NCDs in Ghana; Conclusions; References; Chapter 1 --
A review of population-based studies on hypertension in Ghana; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; References; Chapter 2 --
Stroke in Ghana: a systematic literature review; Introduction; Methods; Description of the studies. Stroke mortality and morbidity in GhanaRisk factors of stroke; Sex Differences; Types of stroke; Age; Stroke Admissions; Case fatality rate; Stroke rehabilitation; Discussion; Limitations; Conclusions; References; Chapter 3. Diabetes in Ghana: a review of research on prevalence, experiences and healthcare; Introduction; Methods; Results; Diabetes care; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4. Breast cancer research in Ghana: a focus on social science perspectives; Introduction; Methods; General Overview of Cancer Studies in Ghana; Breast cancer. The socio-cultural context of breast cancer: insights from social science researchThe psychosocial aspects of cancer experiences; The socio-cultural aspects of cancer experiences; The economic aspects of cancer experiences; Religious aspects of cancer experiences; Conclusions; References; Chapter 5. A review of epidemiological studies of asthma in Ghana; Introduction; Epidemiological studies of asthma in Ghana; Urban-rural gradient, socioeconomic status differences and asthma; Environmental risk factors and asthma; Heredity, early life risk factors and asthma; Parasitic infections and asthma. Conclusions and future directionsReferences; Chapter 6. Mental health research in Ghana: a literature review; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7. Modifiable risk factors of chronic non-communicable diseases in Ghana: insights from national and community based surveys; Introduction; Methods; Results; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8. The socio-cultural and socio-economic context of Africa's chronic disease burden; Introduction; Prevalence of modifi able chronic disease risk factors; The socio-cultural context of modifi able chronic disease risks. Socio-cultural knowledge of chronic diseasesSocio-economic context of chronic diseases: the role of poverty; Conclusions; References; Chapter 9. A comprehensive review of the policy and programmatic response to rising chronic non-communicable disease in Ghana; Introduction; Methods; Results and discussion; Conclusions; References; Index; Back cover.
Series Title: Social science series (Regional Institute for Population Studies), v. 1.; University of Ghana readers.
Responsibility: editors, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Charles Agyemang.

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Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes and cancers, are major causes of disability and death in Ghana. NCDs are not only public health problems. They are also developmental problems, because the rising prevalence of long-term chronic conditions has major social and financial implications for affected individuals, families, healthcare providers and the government. This University of Ghana Readers volume from the Regional Institute for Population Studies presents social and medical science research on Ghanaís NCD burden. The body of multidisciplinary rese.

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