Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Previous Issue

  • Research article - Medical Published: Dec 30, 2016

    Impact of Nurse-Led Multidisciplinary Rounds on the Reducing of the Unnecessary Use of Urinary Catheters for Hospitalized Patients

    Approximately 1-100 million indwelling urethral catheters are sold in the entire world every year and 8-24 millions of all these are annually sold in America. Despite the importance of catheters in the care of some patients, numerous studies have been published questioning their overall safety. Approximately the 25% of all…

    -Ariadna V. Arias, H. Guanche Garcell, Pedro C. Rivera, Hector R. Molina, Katiana F. Arias, and Yuni

  • Research article - Medical Published: Dec 28, 2016

    Prevalence and Health Consequences of Smoking among Pacific Islanders: A Systematic Review Study

    Smoking remains to be a main cause of preventable death and illness in both developing and developed countries. The high prevalence of smoking consumption contributes to significant health-related diseases. While the rate of smoking use is reducing in most countries, Pacific countries still have a high smoking prevalence. This systematic…

    -Masoud Mohammadnezhad, Ben Jackson Jr Amor, and Tamara Mangum

  • Research article - Medical Published: Nov 14, 2016

    Access to Family Planning Information and Contraception Methods Use among Tanzanian Men: A Cross-Sectional Study in Kibaha District

    Continued evaluation of current health education and sensitization programs could help to inform and enhance men’s awareness and use of family planning services. This paper reports from a study undertaken to identify sources through which family planning (FP) information was obtained and their implications for FP practices among men in…

    -Judith Msovela, Anna Tengia–Kessy and Godfrey M. Mubyazi

  • Review article - Medical Published: Oct 03, 2016

    Steps in the Process of Risk Management in Healthcare

    Risk is a probability/threat of damage, injury, liability loss that is caused by vulnerabilities and that may be avoided through pre-emptive action/s. Interaction of humans with health systems pose a threat to them mainly because of the; complex technology, intensely complex procedures, high demand on services, time pressure, high expectations…

    -Ali Yawar Alam

  • Research article - Medical Published: Sep 15, 2016

    Unsafe Burials: Challenge to Controlling Local Ebola Outbreaks in Guinea 2015–2016

    Guinea was declared Ebola free on December 29, 2015. However, resurgence of cases underscores challenges to end the epidemic. We describe two Ebola outbreaks in the prefectures of Nzérékoré and Dubreka that provide epidemiological evidence of the importance for adherence to prompt case reporting and safe burial practices to prevent…

    -Kerton R. Victory, Fátima Coronado, Sâa O. Ifono, Lise D. Martel, Sakoba Keita and Benjamin A. Dahl