Health Prospect https://nepjol.info/index.php/HPROSPECT <p>Health Prospect is an open access and peer reviewed public health journal. Free full text articles are available.</p> <p>The journal is now accepting online submissions. For information on the process <a href="/index.php/HPROSPECT/information/authors" target="_self">click here</a>.</p> en-US hpec@iom.edu.np (Anupa Rijal) sioux.cumming@ubiquitypress.com (Sioux Cumming) Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:13:55 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Knowledge and Experience of STIs Among Female Sexual Workers in an African Rural Community: The Impact of Community-based Interventions https://nepjol.info/index.php/HPROSPECT/article/view/29500 <p><strong>Backgrounds: </strong>Sufficient knowledge of STIs is important in the prevention and control of HIV. This study compares the knowledge and experience of STIs among female sex workers (FSW) in a rural community with and without intervention.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>The study is a quantitative study involving FSW in Bonny Kingdom. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain the demographics, knowledge and symptoms of STI. Data were analysed using SPSS version 25.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>There were 261 respondents in the pre-intervention and 186 in post-intervention surveys. Knowledge of STIs was 86.6% in the pre-intervention and 97.3% in the post-intervention surveys. Knowledge of STI symptoms in women ranged from 23.7% to 32.5% in pre-intervention and 65.3 to 93.9% in post-intervention. Knowledge of STI symptoms in men ranged from 25.6%-37.9% in pre-intervention and 62.5%-93.8% in the post-intervention. In pre-intervention, 44.7% experienced STI symptoms within 12 months and 9.3% in the last two-months as compared to 6 3.2% and 1.1% in post-intervention survey.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> This study showed a significant reduction of STI among FSW due to interventions. Intervention is an important tool in the prevention and control of STIs and HIV in rural communities where there are limited and poor health facilities.</p> Ali Johnson Onoja, John Shaibu, Felix Olaniyi Sanni , Daniel Oguche , Imam Adamu , Paul Olaiya Abiodun , Sheila Onoja Copyright (c) 2022 Health Prospect https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/HPROSPECT/article/view/29500 Fri, 25 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Co-authors, colleagues, and contributors: Complications in collaboration and sharing lessons on academic writing https://nepjol.info/index.php/HPROSPECT/article/view/39320 <p>Academic writing, especially in the health field, is usually an interdisciplinary team effort. This paper highlights some of the trials, tribulations, and benefits of working with co-authors. This includes collaborations and co-authorship between academics from different disciplines, academics of different level of careers, and authors from countries of varying economies i.e., high-income countries (HICs) and from low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This paper also provides advice in the form of several useful tips to lead authors and co-authors to support collaborative working.</p> Pramod R Regmi, Orlanda Harvey, Alexander van Teijlingen, Jillian Ireland, Aney Rijal, Edwin van Teijlingen Copyright (c) 2021 Health Prospect http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/HPROSPECT/article/view/39320 Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000