Assessment of disease conditions occuring among students of the bayelsa state college of health technology, nigeria, from 2012 - 2013

Background: Students in various institutions of learning have been found to be affected by a number of disease conditions which are usually related to various factors including their environment, habitsand social factors amongst others. It was thus the aim of this study to determine the distribution of the disease conditions that were prevalent among students of the Bayelsa State College of Health Technology. Materials and Methods: A retrospective archival research design was used to determine the distribution of disease conditions among students of the Bayelsa State College of Health Technology, Otuogidi, Ogbia town, Nigeria. Data was gotten from clinic records of all students whom received treatment at the College clinic between January 2012 and December 2013. Results: Various disease conditions including malaria, mental stress, peptic ulcer disease, helminthic diseases, sexually transmitted infections and cases of vaginal discharge amongst others; were found to have been affected the students whom visited the College clinic between January 2012 and December 2013. Conclusion: Malaria and mental stress are disease conditions prevalent among students within our study area with an interesting relationship with seasons for malaria and a relationship with semester examinations for mental stress. Other disease conditions were also present but to a far much lesser degree to the occurrence of malaria. The use of Insecticide-Treated Nets by students, proper environmental sanitation as well as health education was recommended to tackle prevailing health issues in our study area.

Author: 
Arogo, Azibasuam, Ephraim-Emmanuel, Benson Chukwunweike, Diekedie, Amara, Ogbomade, Ronami Samson and Wakiente, Walama
Volume No: 
02
Issue No: 
04
Paper Number: 
0331
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