Frontiers in Topical Diseases and Medicine <p>Frontiers in tropical diseases and medicine is a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by Hiz Articles. It publishes authoritative scientific papers in the area of public health, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, reproductive health, microbiology, infectious diseases, and any other related field. <a title="About the Journal" href="">Read more about the journal</a>.</p> Hiz Articles en-US Frontiers in Topical Diseases and Medicine Barriers to Quality Nursing Burn Care in Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya <p>Background</p> <p>The incidence of burns has significantly increased over the last decades. Although there is an extensive amount of literature on burns related injuries in Kenya, there is no evidence of studies which have examined barriers to quality nursing burn care in public health facilities in the country.</p> <p>Objective</p> <p>To examine factors hindering quality nursing burn care at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.</p> <p>Material and Methods</p> <p>Six variables were assessed namely nurse age, nursing responsibility, availability of consumables, pre and post-operative care, staffing and the equipment which is always working and in good condition.</p> <p>Results</p> <p>Availability of consumables negatively predicted barriers to quality nursing care among nurses who were currently working in the burn unit (t = -2.37; p = 0.02). And a positive predictor among those who had worked in the burn unit before (t = 2.00; p = 0.05). Equipment always working and in good condition was a positive predictor among nurses who had never worked in the burn unit (t = 2.38; p = 0.02).</p> <p>Conclusion</p> <p>Staffing, proper working equipment and availability of consumables are major barriers to the provision of quality nursing for burn patients.</p> Jared Otieno Ogolla Joice Ballidawa Vivian Chemurgor Rono Copyright (c) 2022 Jared Otieno Ogolla, Joice Ballidawa, Vivian Chemurgor Rono 2022-05-03 2022-05-03 1 1 7 10 Socio-Demographic Characteristics Associated with Self-Induced Abortion with Misoprostol in Uasin Gishu County <p>Background<br>There are attempts to increase community access to misoprostol in Kenya. However, several factors may hinder such health-seeking behaviour. And to date, there are no documented evidence examining individual-level factors that may influence self-administration of the drug in Uasin Gishu County or any other part of Kenya.</p> <p>Objective<br>This study examined the socio-demographic characteristics associated with self-induced abortion with misoprostol among women presenting themselves with abortion-related complications in public health facilities in Uasin Gishu County in Kenya.</p> <p>Material and Methods<br>From the sample, the study identified women who had induced their pregnancy with misoprostol. The association between self-induced abortion and the socio-demographic variables was then analysed using the Pearson Chi-square test. Significant variables were subjected to regression analysis after controlling for confounding. Odds Ratio (OR) with confidence interval(CI) was used where possible to ascertain the extent of the association.</p> <p>Results<br>The prevalence of self-induced abortion with misoprostol in the County was 25.6% (137). Women who had not completed primary school were .292 times more likely to self-induce their pregnancy with misoprostol, (OR, .292; 95% CI = .10, .83; p = 0.021).</p> Jared Otieno Ogolla Rosebellah Onyango Joice Ballidawa Copyright (c) 2022 Ogolla et al. 2022-04-28 2022-04-28 1 1 1 6