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Evaluating the Instructional Design and Effect on Knowledge, Teamwork, and Skills of Technology-Enhanced Simulation-Based Training in Obstetrics in Uganda: Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial.

Anne Antonia Cornelia van Tetering, Maartje Henrica Martine Segers, Peter Ntuyo, Imelda Namagambe, M Beatrijs van der Hout-van der Jagt, Josaphat K Byamugisha, S Guid Oei,

<h4>Background</h4>Simulation-based training is a common strategy for improving the quality of facility-based maternity services and is often evaluated using Kirkpatrick's theoretical model. The results on the Kirkpatrick levels are closely related to the quality of the instructional design of a training program. The instructional design is generally defined as the ... Read more >>

JMIR Med Educ (JMIR medical education)
[2021, 7(1):e17277]

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Cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening methods in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.

Alex K Mezei, Heather L Armstrong, Heather N Pedersen, Nicole G Campos, Sheona M Mitchell, Musa Sekikubo, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Jane J Kim, Stirling Bryan, Gina S Ogilvie,

The incidence of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is five times higher than that observed in high-income countries (HICs). This discrepancy is largely attributed to the implementation of cytology-based screening programmes in HICs. However, due to reduced health system infrastructure requirements, HPV testing (self- and provider-collected) and ... Read more >>

Int J Cancer (International journal of cancer)
[2017, 141(3):437-446]

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Self-collection based HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV in Uganda: a descriptive analysis of knowledge, intentions to screen and factors associated with HPV positivity.

Sheona M Mitchell, Heather N Pedersen, Evelyn Eng Stime, Musa Sekikubo, Erin Moses, David Mwesigwa, Christine Biryabarema, Jan Christilaw, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie,

<h4>Background</h4>Women living with HIV (WHIV) are disproportionately impacted by cervical dysplasia and cancer. The burden is greatest in low-income countries where limited or no access to screening exists. The goal of this study was to describe knowledge and intentions of WHIV towards HPV self-collection for cervical cancer screening, and to ... Read more >>

BMC Womens Health (BMC women's health)
[2017, 17(1):4]

Cited: 6 times

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'As a man I felt small': a qualitative study of Ugandan men's experiences of living with a wife suffering from obstetric fistula.

Justus Kafunjo Barageine, Elisabeth Faxelid, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Birgitta Rubenson,

The effects of obstetric fistula surpass the individual woman and affect husbands, relatives, peers and the community at large. Few studies have documented the experiences of men who live with wives suffering from fistula. In this study, our objective was to understand how fistula affects these men's lives. We conducted ... Read more >>

Cult Health Sex (Culture, health & sexuality)
[2016, 18(4):481-494]

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"I am alone and isolated": a qualitative study of experiences of women living with genital fistula in Uganda.

Justus Kafunjo Barageine, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Lars Almroth, Elisabeth Faxelid,

<h4>Background</h4>Globally, 2-3 million women are estimated to have a genital fistula, with an annual incidence of 50,000-100,000 women. Affected women remain silent within their communities, and their experiences often go unnoticed. Our objective was to explore the experiences of Ugandan women living with genital fistulas to understand how their lives ... Read more >>

BMC Womens Health (BMC women's health)
[2015, 15:73]

Cited: 14 times

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Uptake of community-based, self-collected HPV testing vs. visual inspection with acetic acid for cervical cancer screening in Kampala, Uganda: preliminary results of a randomised controlled trial.

Erin Moses, Heather N Pedersen, Sheona M Mitchell, Musa Sekikubo, David Mwesigwa, Joel Singer, Christine Biryabarema, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To compare two cervical cancer screening methods: community-based self-collection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) testing and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA).<h4>Methods</h4>Pilot randomised controlled trial of 500 women aged 30-65 in the community of Kisenyi, Uganda. Women randomised to self-collection-based HR-HPV testing provided a cervico-vaginal swab for HR-HPV, and results ... Read more >>

Trop Med Int Health (Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH)
[2015, 20(10):1355-1367]

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Risk factors for obstetric fistula in Western Uganda: a case control study.

Justus Kafunjo Barageine, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Lars Almroth, Elisabeth Faxelid,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Two million women worldwide are living with genital fistula with an annual incidence of 50,000-100,000 women. Risk factors for obstetric fistula are context bound. Studies from other countries show variation in the risk factors for obstetric fistula. This study was conducted to identify risk factors for obstetric fistula in western ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2014, 9(11):e112299]

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Understanding the role of embarrassment in gynaecological screening: a qualitative study from the ASPIRE cervical cancer screening project in Uganda.

Flora F Teng, Sheona M Mitchell, Musa Sekikubo, Christine Biryabarema, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Malcolm Steinberg, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie,

<h4>Objective</h4>To define embarrassment and develop an understanding of the role of embarrassment in relation to cervical cancer screening and self-collected human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing in Uganda.<h4>Design</h4>Cross-sectional, qualitative study using semistructured one-to-one interviews and focus groups.<h4>Participants</h4>6 key-informant health workers and 16 local women, purposively sampled. Key informant inclusion criteria: Ugandan ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2014, 4(4):e004783]

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Faced with a double-edged risk: Ugandan university students' perception of the emergency contraceptive pill in Uganda.

Josaphat K Byamugisha, Florence M Mirembe, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Elisabeth Faxelid,

Whereas in high-income countries potential users of Emergency Contraception (EC) have information and access to emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), it has remained secretive in low-income countries like Uganda. Although several studies have been conducted in relation to EC, few have addressed users' perceptions. The objective of our study was to ... Read more >>

Afr J Reprod Health (African journal of reproductive health)
[2009, 13(1):47-59]

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A randomized clinical trial of two emergency contraceptive pill regimens in a Ugandan population.

Josaphat K Byamugisha, Florence M Mirembe, Elisabeth Faxelid, Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson,

<h4>Background</h4>Recent trials on emergency contraception (EC) have indicated that levonorgestrel (LNG) used alone has fewer side-effects and is more efficacious than the Yuzpe regimen (high dose combined oral contraceptive pills). However, the experienced side-effects and acceptability may vary between different groups or societies.<h4>Objective</h4>The primary objective of this study was to ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2010, 89(5):670-676]

Cited: 5 times

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Consumption of alcoholic beverages among pregnant urban Ugandan women.

Imelda Namagembe, Leila W Jackson, Melissa D Zullo, Scott H Frank, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Ajay K Sethi,

The World Health Organization estimated alcohol consumption in Uganda to be one of the highest in the world. We examined alcohol consumption among Ugandan women prior to and after learning of pregnancy. We developed a screening algorithm using factors that predicted alcohol consumption in this study. In 2006, we surveyed ... Read more >>

Matern Child Health J (Maternal and child health journal)
[2010, 14(4):492-500]

Cited: 22 times

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Disentangling contributions of reproductive tract infections to HIV acquisition in African Women.

Janneke H H M van de Wijgert, Charles S Morrison, Joelle Brown, Cynthia Kwok, Barbara Van Der Pol, Tsungai Chipato, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Nancy Padian, Robert A Salata,

<h4>Objective</h4>: To estimate the effects of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) on HIV acquisition among Zimbabwean and Ugandan women.<h4>Methods</h4>: A multicenter prospective observational cohort study enrolled 4439 HIV-uninfected women aged 18 to 35 attending family planning clinics in Zimbabwe and Uganda. Participants were interviewed, and tested for HIV and RTIs every ... Read more >>

Sex Transm Dis (Sexually transmitted diseases)
[2009, 36(6):357-364]

Cited: 81 times

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Injectable contraception: what should the longest interval be for reinjections?

Markus J Steiner, Cynthia Kwok, John Stanback, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Tsungai Chipato, Thulani Magwali, Francis Mmiro, Sungwal Rugpao, Somchai Sriplienchan, Charles Morrison,

<h4>Background</h4>Progestin-only injectable contraceptives continue to gain in popularity, but uncertainty remains about pregnancy risk among women late for reinjection. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a "grace period" of 2 weeks after the scheduled 13-week reinjection. Beyond 2 weeks, however, many providers send late clients home to await menses.<h4>Study design</h4>A ... Read more >>

Contraception (Contraception)
[2008, 77(6):410-414]

Cited: 8 times

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Pregnancy risk among oral contraceptive pill, injectable contraceptive, and condom users in Uganda, zimbabwe, and Thailand.

Markus J Steiner, Cynthia Kwok, Rosalie Dominik, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Tsungai Chipato, Thulani Magwali, Francis Mmiro, Sungwal Rugpao, Somchai Sriplienchan, Charles S Morrison,

<h4>Objective</h4>To estimate the probability of pregnancy for oral contraceptive pill (OCP), injectable contraceptive, and condom users in Uganda, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.<h4>Methods</h4>This study is a secondary analysis of 5,224 women who participated in a prospective study evaluating the association between hormonal contraception and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition.<h4>Results</h4>The overall 12-month cumulative ... Read more >>

Obstet Gynecol (Obstetrics and gynecology)
[2007, 110(5):1003-1009]

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Emergency contraception and fertility awareness among university students in Kampala, Uganda.

Josaphat K Byamugisha, Florence M Mirembe, Elisabeth Faxelid, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson,

<h4>Background</h4>Uganda has a high maternal mortality ratio with unsafe abortions being one of the major causes. Young people are particularly vulnerable to unsafe induced abortion with its sequelae. Emergency contraception (EC) may reduce unsafe abortions if easily accessible and acceptable.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine knowledge about, ever use and attitudes towards EC among ... Read more >>

Afr Health Sci (African health sciences)
[2006, 6(4):194-200]

Cited: 19 times

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Knowledge, attitudes and prescribing pattern of emergency contraceptives by health care workers in Kampala, Uganda.

Josaphat K Byamugisha, Florence M Mirembe, Elisabeth Faxelid, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson,

<h4>Background</h4>Health care workers (HCWs) play an important role in making emergency contraceptives (ECs) available to clients. They can influence accessibility positively through counselling, prescribing or advocating the use of ECs. However, in some settings, HCWs have been blamed for unfavourable attitudes and lack of accurate information. Objective. To assess the ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2007, 86(9):1111-1116]

Cited: 7 times

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