Asian Journal of Medicine and Health 2022-06-27T06:10:24+00:00 Asian Journal of Medicine and Health Open Journal Systems <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Medicine and Health</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2456-8414)</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJMAH/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in the areas of Medicine and Health Science.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results.&nbsp;This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Every issue will consist of minimum 5 papers. Each issue will be running issue and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. State-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and scope is not confined by boundary of any country or region.&nbsp;<strong>This journal has no connection with any society or association, related to&nbsp;</strong><strong>Medicine or Medical research and allied fields. This is an independent journal.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><u><strong>Disclaimer:</strong></u>&nbsp;This international journal has no connection with any scholarly society or association or any specific geographic location or any country (like USA, UK, Germany, etc). This is an independent journal .&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Emotional and Behavioral Performance among Adolescents Attending at Outpatient Departments of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University during COVID-19 Pandemic 2022-06-24T05:34:44+00:00 Syfunnahar Bristi Fariha Haseen Md. Hasan Niaz Mohammad Khan Helal Uddin Ahmed Syed Shariful Islam <p>The purpose of the research was to assess emotional and behavioral presentation among adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic visiting outpatient departments of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and to compare the extent of emotional and behavioral symptoms among adolescents with key factors related to COVID-19. A cross-sectional study was conducted among adolescents from 11–17 years of age attending six outpatient departments of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University&nbsp;(BSMMU) from October to December 2020. A purposive sampling technique was applied and total 146 samples were selected. A validated Bangla SDQ scale of youth self-report measure (11 to 17 years) baseline version was used for data collection. Data were collected by a face-to-face interview. The study protocol was approved by Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University&nbsp;(BSMMU). Both descriptive and inferential statistics were executed for data analysis by using SPSS-25 and MS Excel Software. On basis of SDQ-25 scale, among the three variables, around one–third respondents (34%) had emotional symptoms while 31% and 17% had conduct symptoms and hyperactivity symptoms respectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the adolescents who had a history of positive symptoms for COVID-19, 26.5% had hyperactivity symptoms, on the other hand adolescents who had no history of positive symptoms for COVID-19, only 9.8% had significant hyperactivity symptoms. There was a highly significant association (p=0.004) present between behavioral (hyperactivity) symptoms and having a history of positive symptoms for COVID-19. Adolescents who had wariness about uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic, 25% had significant emotional symptoms on the other hand who had no wariness about uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic, 14.3% had emotional symptoms. There was significant association (p=0.048) present between emotional symptoms with ‘felt wariness about uncertainty of COVID -19 pandemic. There was also an association (p=0.035) present between behavioral (hyperactivity) symptoms with ‘relationship status among friends. A higher proportion of female adolescents had emotional and hyperactivity symptoms than male adolescents. However, male adolescents suffered mostly for conduct symptom compared to female. Adolescents attending in selected outpatient departments of BSMMU, were especially vulnerable to emotional and behavioral problem based on symptoms developing during COVID-19 pandemic.</p> 2022-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Assessment of Awareness about Medications Used for Weight Gain among Sudanese Women 2022-06-27T06:09:26+00:00 Mona Abdelgadir Ahmed Abuagla <p><strong>Background:</strong> Body shape is an important thing, especially in some cultures for some societies such as Sudan, weight gain is sometimes linked to cultural heritage in some African countries, as in Sudan, for example, in Sudan, if a girl is skinny and she is about to get married we find that the mother She is very interested in gaining weight to become more beautiful as she thinks. But although these traditions have changed among some, there are many women who are interested in gaining weight [1] and this has led to some unreliable recipes for weight gain. Most of the participants (57.7%) were between the ages of 29-38 which is considered young age and 65.4% of them had either secondary or primary education, 53.8% of the participants were married who used prescriptions to gain weight. There are a number of sources from which prescription information is taken for weight gain drugs, and most of them are non-pharmaceutical, such as shops (42.3%), and they are unreliable sources from which these drugs can be taken.</p> <p><strong>Objectives: </strong>The aim of this study was to assess the extent of Sudanese women's knowledge about the use of off label drugs, which those used in weight gain.</p> <p><strong>Specific Objectives</strong> was to know the types of medicine used and how they affect the body and how to get these drugs and make some advices.</p> <p><strong>Method used:</strong> The descriptive cross-sectional analytical study was conducted among 1100 women,) from November 2021 to March 2022( but the analysis targeted only 260 who were using medicine to gain weight or had used them before. The questionnaire included the demographic information of the participants, such as age, education level, and place of residence. It also contained their information about the types of medicine used, how to purchase them and their effects ., then the data was analyzed using the SPSS program and placed in the tables.</p> <p><strong>Sampling: </strong>The questionnaire targeted all adults women present in some of the wedding houses in Omdurman, Khartoum State, and those who did not agree to filling out the questionnaire were excluded.<br> <strong>Problem Statement: </strong>There are very few studies published on this subject, and because there is a problem in the illegal use of these medicine and their spread, the attempt in this study is to shed light so that officials are alerted, it was necessary to highlight it in order to alert the officials to this problem.</p> <p><strong>Hypotheses: </strong>Based on my observation of the rapid increase in weight for some young women and girls, and as I hear a lot about the complications of drugs used to gain weight, I expected that many women do not know much about these drugs and just want to reach their goal, which is weight gain.</p> <p><strong>Setting: </strong>Omdurman is the second largest city in Sudan and constitutes the large part of the state of Khartoum, the capital of the country. It is located along the west bank of the Nile and the White Nile opposite the city of Khartoum and the city of Khartoum Bahri, with a population of about 1 million people (July 2001 AD). It has an area of ​​about 4,948 square kilometers [2].</p> <p><strong>Participants: </strong>The number of women who agreed to participate in the questionnaire was 1100, and the number of those who were currently using medicine or had previously used was 260, and they are the ones included in the analysis in this study.</p> 2022-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Hunteria Umbellata Folk Medicine’s Potency for Treating Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Diseases 2022-06-27T06:10:24+00:00 E. N. Ahajumobi Peter B. Anderson <p><strong>Background: </strong>For ages, people from Eastern and Western Nigerian have used Hunteria umbellata (HU) as an effective folk medicine for treating various diseases, and in recent times there is growing evidence from clinical studies performed on humans and animals showing its efficacy in providing treatments for several diseases owing to its macro and micronutrients composition as well as phytochemical, anti-nutritive constituents, and nutraceutical components.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong>&nbsp; A Systematic review.</p> <p><strong>Aim:</strong> to investigate peer-reviewed evidence that used epidemiological standards of study to investigate claims and justification of the efficaciousness of using HU in treating diseases, essentially metabolic syndrome diseases that are claiming millions of lives, causing pain, disabilities, and economic burden.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A systematic review-community approach to preventive services was used to study peer reviewed literatures, which&nbsp; supported or debunked the claims of use of HU as a potent agent for treating diseases. Only epidemiological peer reviewed studies were selected, assessed, reviewed, and analyzed in synthesis with some traditional claims as effective medicine for diseases. Sample size <em>n =22</em> studies. Google scholar, google, Firefox search engines were used to search for scientific evidence. Search words were, Hunteria Umbellata, proximate composition of hunteria umbellata, phytochemical composition of Hunteria umbellata. The summary of the findings reviewed consists of the title, objectives, findings, and conclusions</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Studies conducted locally and internationally strongly support that HU is rich in macro and micronutrients, phytochemical, and nutraceutical components that suggest it to be an effective medicine for treating various diseases.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> HU is a potent agent for treating obesity and metabolic syndrome diseases.</p> 2022-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##