REVIEW ARTICLE | Feb. 6, 2023
Rehabilitation - Is an Important Aspect of Universal Health Coverage
Vijaya Kumari Sriramula
Page no 34-35
Rehabilitation is important, as are other facets of universal health coverage such efficient illness prevention, treatment, and palliative care. A person who has undergone rehabilitation can participate in school, job, recreation, and important life responsibilities including caring for family members. Rehabilitation enables a child, adult, or senior to be as independent as possible in daily activities. A health issue that could be treated by rehabilitation affects an estimated 2.4 billion individuals worldwide. The need for rehabilitation services is anticipated to increase globally as a result of changes in population health and features. People are living longer but with more chronic illness and incapacity, for instance. Rehabilitation needs are now mostly unmet. More than half of the population does not obtain the necessary rehabilitation services in several low- and middle-income nations. Rehabilitation and other healthcare programs have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Feb. 23, 2023
Dietary Practice among Pregnant Women at a Selected Hospital in Dhaka
Most. Nasrin, Fahima Khatun, Ela Rani Shom, Mohammad Nurul Anowar, Halima Akter, Tumpa Gharami
Page no 58-65
Background: Dietary practice of women during pregnancy is critical for optimal growth and development of the fetus. Maternal and child health is strongly associated with dietary practices. Good maternal nutrition is important for the health and reproductive performance of women and development of their children. This study aimed to describe the dietary practice among pregnant women at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMUH) in Dhaka. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted to assess the dietary practice among pregnant women attending at the antenatal care unit (ANC) in BSMMUH. A total of 112 participants were conveniently selected using a standard equation. The data were collected during February to March 2022 from the eligible participants using a structured questionnaire containing socio-demographic section along with a validated dietary behavior questionnaire (DBQ). Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The inferential statistics, Pearson’s product moments correlation, independent t- test, and one-way ANOVA were used to test the relationship between socio- demographic characteristics and output variable regarding dietary behavior. Results: The study showed the dietary practice of pregnant women were significantly related with their age (f=3.50, p=0.033), education (f=3.32, p=0.023), monthly family income (r=0.52, p=0.001), gestational age (r=0.32, p=0.008), BMI (f=8.89, p=0.000), and number of antenatal visit (r=0.30, p=0.000). Conclusion: The dietary practice of pregnant women is related with number of antenatal visits and education that might promote through appropriate interventions by the nurses and other health care personnel to improve maternal nutrition.