Research Projects

The study aims to test the effect of the Bundled nurse-led Education, Support Group and Text message follow-up (BEST) intervention on the identified outcomes and explore the acceptability of the intervention from multiple perspectives. The study will (1) determine the impact of BEST intervention on hypertension physiologic measures, medication adherence, and modification of lifestyle behaviors and (2) Explore the nurse leader and participant perceptions of BEST intervention.

Collaborating institutions: Clarke International University, Baylor University, and International Hospital Kampala.

The objectives of the study are to;

(1) To develop culturally appropriate health education films regarding contraception, with a particular focus on the contraceptive implant, for use in Uganda

(2) adapt and evaluate the use of the person-based approach (PBA) for developing health education films and

(3) assess and compare the credibility and acceptability of materials based on fact (documentary) or fiction (drama)

Collaborating institutions: The University of Southampton, Clarke International University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, University of Leeds, Bwindi Community Hospital, University of Cambridge.

IHSU is starting a one year project focused on health Education of Kibuli community members. This is a follow- up of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child deaths project which focused. Limitations on knowledge and Education about maternal and child healthcare as well as health-seeking behaviours came out strongly as one on the causes of deaths of mothers and children in Kibuli Parish, Makindye-Kampala.

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