Ernest Appiah Kyei, Msc, BA - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Mr

Ernest Appiah Kyei

Msc, BA

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Mr

Kumasi, Ashanti | Ghana

Main Specialties: Child Neurology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Public Health

Additional Specialties: Disability Advocate

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Ernest Appiah Kyei, Msc, BA - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Mr

Ernest Appiah Kyei

Msc, BA

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The author holds a Master of Science Degree in Disability, Rehabilitation and Development, as well as a Bachelor of Art Degree in Industrial Art from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently associated with the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development as an Assistant Social Development Officer. His research interest is disability studies.

Primary Affiliation: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Kumasi, Ashanti , Ghana

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Education

Nov 2018
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Msc Disability, Rehabilitation and Development
Jun 2009
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
BA INDUSTRIAL ART

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Perceptions of Primary Caregivers about Causes and Risk Factors of Cerebral Palsy in Ashanti Region, Ghana

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development

ABSTRACTPurpose: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common chronic childhood disability, but in most cases the primary causes are largely unknown. The study sought to determine the perceptions about the causes and risk factors of CP among primary caregivers of children with CP in the Ashanti region of Ghana.Method: A descriptive study design with a quantitative approach was used. A simple random sampling technique was adopted to select 100 participants from among the primary caregivers whose children with CP were attending the physiotherapy unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ashanti region. A structured questionnaire was administered to the respondents and data were analysed using SPSS version 21.0.Results: CP was perceived as a disease caused by witchcraft (40%), punishment from God or Gods (12%), or by being cursed (10%). More than half (54%) of the respondents did not know of any risk factor for CP.Conclusion and Implications: The perceived negative causes, as well as ignorance about the risk factors for CP, could result in primary caregivers stopping their children with CP from availing of the physiotherapy services. Public education and campaigns should focus on the causes and risk factors for CP, in order to change negative perceptions and improve awareness among the general public.http://dcidj.org/article/view/840

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October 2019
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Assessing the Knowledge of Persons with Disabilities on Politics, in Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana

Kyei, E. (2019). Assessing the Knowledge of Persons with Disabilities on Politics, in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana.Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 30(1), 139-140. doi:https://doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v30i1.825

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development

http://dcidj.org/article/view/825

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August 2019
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Knowledge of mental health legislation in Ghana: a case of the use of certificate of urgency in mental health care.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 28;12:37. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

1Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13033-018-0215-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6025734PMC
June 2018
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