Academic Journals - Most Recent Articles/articlesview the most recent articles from academic journals.en-usFinancial inclusion: Is it a precursor to agricultural commercialization amongst smallholder farmers in Uganda? A comparative analysis between Lango and Buganda sub-regions/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/054911F65534/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/054911F65534This study examines the contributions of financial inclusion in supporting agricultural commercialization amongst smallholder farmers in Uganda in Lango and Buganda sub-regions. The researcher adopted a comparative study and cross-sectional survey design where descriptive, bivariate and multivariate data analysis was used. Chi square procedure was run to test the hypothesis that financial in...Sun, 31 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100Institutional factors of inclusive growth: Evidence from Côte d’ivoire/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/211A7BE65538/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/211A7BE65538Economic growth is important but not sufficient to generate a sustainable increase in individual welfare. Inclusiveness attributes to growth, the dual virtue of widening the space of economic and social opportunities; while ensuring a better application of distributive equity. In this perspective, Ali and Son suggest that growth is inclusive when combined with high income and equity. This st...Sun, 31 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100Capital structure, credit risk management and financial performance of microfinance institutions in Uganda/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/C28FCA865659/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/C28FCA865659The paper examines the relationship between capital structure, credit risk management and financial performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Uganda based on agency theory. The study adopted a crosssectional research design to examine 64 MFIs in Uganda. Correlation and multiple regression analysis were performed to analyze the data. The results reveal that credit risk management sig...Sun, 31 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100Multidimensional measures of deprivation in Tunisia/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/D26EEC965671/journal/JEIF/article-abstract/D26EEC965671The multidimensional apprehension of poverty is largely accepted today given the considerable contribution to understanding and acting against the manifestations of this phenomenon. Amartya Sens capability approach is the basis of the recent developments on the subject. In this perspective, the present work aims to study the application of multidimensional deprivation measures on Tunisian da...Sun, 31 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100The degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategies skills for problem solving by a sample of biology female teachers at the secondary stage in the State of Kuwait/journal/ERR/article-abstract/51D35AA65673/journal/ERR/article-abstract/51D35AA65673The study aims to identify the degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategy skill that relates to problem solving by teachers in the State of Kuwait and to investigate whether there is a statistical significance of using the skills of meta-cognitive strategies on solving problem related to their years of experience and their educational area. The current study followed the descriptive an...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Farmers’ preferences towards breeding objective for indigenous chickens in different agro-ecologies of Ethiopia/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/17976CA65574/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/17976CA65574A study was conducted in different agro-ecologies of Ethiopia with the objective of understanding the farmers preferences towards breeding objectives in indigenous chickens. For the interview, 245 households (60 from lowland, 100 from midland and 85 from highland) were randomly selected. Farmers in lowland had significantly (p0.05) lower chicken populations while comparing with the remaining...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Uptake and reason for discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraception in a tertiary hospital: A 5 years retrospective review/journal/AJMHS/article-abstract/E4E160065500/journal/AJMHS/article-abstract/E4E160065500Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, including intrauterine contraceptives and subdermal implants, are some of the most effective contraceptive methods available. They are known to be convenience, cost effective and suitable for many women. The study aims to determine the trends and uptake of long acting reversible contraception in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, M...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Evaluating the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on visual acuity and intraocular pressure among HIV/AIDS patients in Kano State, Nigeria/journal/AJMHS/article-abstract/40EF23F65502/journal/AJMHS/article-abstract/40EF23F65502Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) has been effective in reducing rapidly progressive retinopathies, there are other ocular manifestations of HIV and ocular side effects of HAART which are yet to be determined and evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the effect of HAART on Visual Acuity (VA) and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) among HIV/AIDS patients in Kano...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Quality of health care service assessment using Donabedian model in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018/journal/AJMHS/article-abstract/907FD8365504/journal/AJMHS/article-abstract/907FD8365504Donabedian model health care quality assessment measures the difference between expected and actual performance to identify gaps in the health care system, which would serve as a starting point for quality improvement activities. So, the aim of this study was to assess the level of quality of health care with respect to structural settings, actual process of care, and outcomes of care. Insti...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effects of two growth hormones and three manure formulas on a variety of papaya (Carica papaya L.) in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Mali/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/DBAD69A65510/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/DBAD69A65510This study was conducted in the orchard of the Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training and Applied Research (IPR / IFRA) in Katibougou to assess the growth and production of solo papaya (Carica papaya L., 2n = 18) in Sudano-Sahelian zone of Mali as well as the effects of the hormone and manuring formulas. A split plot device, comprising 2 factors with 3 levels of variation each, was used. T...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Estimation of magnitudes of heterosis for grain yield and yield contributing traits of conventional maize (Zea mays L.) single cross hybrids/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/D81CB6C65520/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/D81CB6C65520This study was initiated with the objective of estimating magnitude of heterosis of selected conventional maize inbred lines. Ten elite inbred lines were selected based on over per se performances. The crosses were done in a 10 x 10 half-diallel mating design to produce 45 F1 single crosses hybrids during 2016. The experiment was conducted at Bako National Maize Research Center in 2017 main ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100The social side of IPOs: Twitter sentiment and investors’ attention in the IPO primary market/journal/AJBM/article-abstract/16A1D9965530/journal/AJBM/article-abstract/16A1D9965530Despite in recent years the impact of market sentiment on the performance of listing firms has gained increased attention from academics and professionals, a research question that remains uncovered deals with how the retail investor sentiment and attention might impact the IPO pricing in the primary market. This analysis proposes a stochastic frontier model approach on a sample of 412 US fi...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Limestone application effects on common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) yield and grain iron and zinc concentration on a Ferralsol soil in Uganda/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/36B753165527/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/36B753165527Soil acidification has major ramifications on crop production because low pH soils are less productive. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of limestone application on yield and grain iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) concentration in newly released high iron and zinc, drought resilient varieties of common bean (NAROBEAN 1 and 3). Using a split-plot in time design, an experiment wa...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as an innovation in agriculture/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/D82943165532/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/D82943165532Facing up with the effects of climate change, increasing human population, reduction of natural resources, and degradation of soils the agricultural sector has the challenge of meeting the worlds demand for food. In this scenario, the interest of scientific communities for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the agricultural sector has increased in recent years. The aim of this arti...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Managed bees as pollinators and vectors of bio control agent against grey mold disease in strawberry plantations/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/62FF03B65536/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/62FF03B65536Pollination by bees and other animals significantly increase both crop yields and quality. Bees also support the transfer of bio-control agents for suppression of crop pests and diseases through bio-vectoring technology that has not been applied in Africa. Two farms were set up to test the ability of managed bees to disseminate Trichoderma harzianum to control Botrytis cinerea, on strawberri...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effect of rhizobial inoculation combined with phosphorus fertilizer on nitrogen accumulation, growth and yield of soybean in Benin/journal/JSSEM/article-abstract/247787065540/journal/JSSEM/article-abstract/247787065540The objective of this study was to determine the amount of phosphorus application needed for the Bradyrhizobium inoculation to improve soybean N uptake and grain yield. Two factors were investigated: inoculation with Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens strain USDA 110 and application of phosphorus fertilizer with different doses (0; 50; 100 and 150 kg ha-1 P2O5). Trials were carried out in two agr...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effects of soil organic resource management practices on crop productivity and household income in Chipata district of Zambia/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/9E9D1E165542/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/9E9D1E165542Soil organic resource management practices such as use of green manure, cover crops, improved fallows, mulch, animal manure, compost and residue retention are options that promote the environment and potentially increase farmer crop yields and income. However, there have been low levels of adoption of most of these practices, and their ability to improve crop yields and farmer income has com...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effect of students’ industrial work experience scheme on students’ readiness for world of work/journal/IJVTE/article-abstract/F2F7F5565544/journal/IJVTE/article-abstract/F2F7F5565544The research on effect of students industrial work experience scheme on students readiness for world of work in Nigeria was undertaken to find out whether students industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) has any significant effect on students learning and readiness for life of work with respect to knowledge, skill and attitude improvement while on internship in the industry. The study was ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Modernizing extension services to improve rice productivity: Lessons from Ghana’s planting for food and jobs program/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/BB993F865545/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/BB993F865545The Government of Ghana introduced Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program in 2017 to help raise farm productivity, improve food security, create jobs and modernize agriculture. Among the core pillars of PFJ program include the provision of modernized extension service to farmers. This study analyzed the productivity difference between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the modernized e...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Survey on indigenous knowledge of farmers in identifying enset varieties at Labu Koromo Kebele in Dore Woreda, Sidama Zone/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/A059C8865548/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/A059C8865548Enset is a multipurpose plant, of which every part is thoroughly utilized, cultivated, as a food and crop only in Ethiopia, particularly in the southern and southwestern parts of the country. The main objective of this research is to assess the indigenous knowledge of farmers for identifying the different enset varieties grown in Labu Koromo kebele, Dore woreda. The data were collected using...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Economic resources utilisation in maize production: Evidence from Central Region, Ghana/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/BDF793965550/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/BDF793965550This study was undertaken to improve the efficiency of maize farming in the Central Region of Ghana. A stochastic frontier cost function, applied to cross-sectional data, was used to analyse firm level cost efficiency of production and its determinants. Efficiency of resource utilization was analysed using marginal value product of inputs. Results from the Cobb-Douglas stochastic cost fronti...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Analyzing the determinants for the adoption of good practices as regards climate change adaptation in the Northern region of Burkina Faso/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/3F83E1065554/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/3F83E1065554Unfavorable agro-climatic and edaphic conditions have led to the development of many adaptation strategies to climate change in the northern region of Burkina Faso. This study analyzed the determinants of goods practices adoption as regards adaptation to climate change (GPACC). It used panel data (2016-2018) collected from a sample of 1,221 women and 335 men within the operational farmers or...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Re-examining the philosophy of constitutionalism and Governance in the Gadaa Republic of the Oromo People in the Horn of Africa/journal/JASD/article-abstract/21D9EB365556/journal/JASD/article-abstract/21D9EB365556Constitution and government are the different faces of the same coin in any political ideology; since a constitution is an instrument through which a government governs its citizens. However, a constitution may be either a democratic one; or an undemocratic one. Accordingly, the legitimacy of a constitution is based on its making process, contents, and practices in a certain state. Thus, if ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Health policy development and implementation in Nigeria: The role of physiotherapists/journal/JNSP/article-abstract/4E754E765558/journal/JNSP/article-abstract/4E754E765558This article discussed the historical context of health policy development in Nigeria and the roles physiotherapists can play in its implementation. It also proposed a conceptual framework on the connection between physiotherapy and health policy development and the plausible physical therapy services within the Nigerian national health policy agenda. The issues raised are a call to action f...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Myrothamnus flabellifolius attenuates streptozotocin-high energy diet-induced type 2 diabetes in male sprague dawley rats/journal/JMPR/article-abstract/B5F1F3965562/journal/JMPR/article-abstract/B5F1F3965562Several medicinal plants have anti-diabetic properties and can be considered as an alternative therapy because of their actions which are like those of conventional antidiabetic drugs. In this study, we investigated Myrothamnus flabellifolius (MF) ethanol: water (70:30) extract for its possible anti-diabetic potential in streptozotocin-high energy diet (STZ-HED) induced type 2 diabetes melli...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Performance rankings in education: Implications for policy and practice/journal/ERR/article-abstract/A9B9E5D65564/journal/ERR/article-abstract/A9B9E5D65564In recent decades, school performance ranking (or league table) have become a common feature of many education systems in the world. The ranking is usually published by government and news agencies in an attempt to measure and compare the relative performance of individual schools against a number of criteria, including academic performance. This paper reports parts of larger case study that...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Knowledge on doping among football athletes, coaches and sponsors in Malawi/journal/JPESM/article-abstract/3E8319365566/journal/JPESM/article-abstract/3E8319365566The use of banned performance enhancing substances (PES) among athletes continues to be a major challenge in sport. This study evaluated the knowledge of football athletes, coaches and sponsors about doping in Malawi. The specific aspects of knowledge investigated included types of doping substances, sources of information on doping substances, reasons for doping, and consequences of doping ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Tractor fuel consumption dependence on speed and height of ridging on a sandy loam soil/journal/JETR/article-abstract/C4397EA65568/journal/JETR/article-abstract/C4397EA65568The effect of tractor forward travel speed and ridge height on the amount of fuel consumed by a tractor during ridging operation on a sandy loam soil in a humid tropical environment was investigated. The investigation was the Agricultural Development Programme farm at Rumuodumanya, Rivers State, Nigeria. The experimental plot of 160 by 32.5 m, totaling 5,200 m2, was divided into three major ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Relative profit efficiency of Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) beneficiary and non-beneficiary rice farmers in Kebbi State, Nigeria/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/63E2CEB65570/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/63E2CEB65570Profit efficiency refers to the extent at which a firm makes not only profit but its ability to maximize profit. A comparative analysis was conducted to evaluate the profit efficiency of Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) beneficiary and non-beneficiary rice farmers in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 499 ABP beneficiary and non-beneficiary rice farmers ea...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Factors associated with intention to use epidural analgesia during labour among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic of a tertiary health institution in Southwestern Nigeria/journal/IJNM/article-abstract/3A9BCC365572/journal/IJNM/article-abstract/3A9BCC365572Childbirth is perhaps, the most painful experience encountered by most women and just like other forms of pain, the experience of labour pain is unique to individual women, so it is only the woman in labour who can describe the extent of pain she is going through. This study assessed the perceptions, attitude, intention to use, also predict factors that influence intention to use epidural an...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effect of ploughing and weeding frequencies on growth, yield and yield components of Teff [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] in Mirab Abaya Area, Southern Ethiopia/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/8CFD16C65576/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/8CFD16C65576Inappropriate ploughing and weed control practices are among the major limiting factors for teff productivity in Ethiopia. Hence, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of ploughing and weeding frequencies on growth and yield of teff varieties in Mirab Abaya district of southern Ethiopia during short cropping season of 2019. The treatments as combinations of three levels of ploughin...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effects of impurity on the efficiency of a legume threshing machine/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/8FBAEEA65578/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/8FBAEEA65578A motorized legume thresher was redesigned to utilize coefficient of friction to separate grains from impurities, the thresher performance was evaluated and best combination of parameters for highest separation efficiency determined. The study was carried out using a randomized design of three batch weights (BW): 100, 150 and 200 g, four surfaces (S) mild steel, plywood, rubber carpet and ru...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effects of genotypes and sowing time on phenology and yield performance traits of tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] in low moisture stress environments/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/05A3EC565580/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/05A3EC565580Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter) is among the most important cereals in Ethiopia in terms of both acreage and production. However, its productivity is relatively low as compared to other cereals mainly due to drought and climate variability coupled with lack of drought tolerant varieties. A field experiment was conducted with the objectives of assessing the effects of genotypes and sowin...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Foliar and time of application of silicon and the effect on rice yield components, productivity and seed quality/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/E7558BB65582/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/E7558BB65582The application of silicon (Si) has been beneficial to several cultures, mainly those considered Si accumulators, such as rice. Thus, in most cases Si is supplied via soil. However, it has been found that foliar application and small amounts of the element can be a viable alternative for its supply to plants. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the foliar application times of d...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Water activity, microbial and sensory evaluation of smoked fish (Mormyrus caschive and Oreochromis niloticus) stored at Ambient Temperature, Terekeka-South Sudan/journal/IJFA/article-abstract/A9F0F1865584/journal/IJFA/article-abstract/A9F0F1865584The effect of smoking kilns on water activity, microbial load and sensory attributes was evaluated to adopt suitable technology that maintains the quality of fish in South Sudan. A total of 300 fresh Mormyrus caschive and Oreochromis niloticus were purchased, 36 fresh samples were iced and the remaining 264 fish samples were divided into two batches for pit and chorkor smoking. The experimen...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Ecocritical approach to children’s literature: Example of “I am a Hornbeam Branch”/journal/ERR/article-abstract/127772865596/journal/ERR/article-abstract/127772865596Eco-criticism determines how the relationships of each element belonging to the field of being outside the human beings with each other and their environment are depicted in literary texts, the approach of literature to these relationships, as well as the forms of discourse in which a human being can direct through language. The aim of this study is to examine the children book entitled I Am...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100The impact of the ein supported math education on students’ achievement and opinions in 5th grade geometry teaching/journal/ERR/article-abstract/036EEE465598/journal/ERR/article-abstract/036EEE465598The aim of this study is to observe the effect of Education and Informatics Net (EIN) supported math teaching on students success in geometry teaching 5th grade level and to observe students comments on EIN. This study was conducted in the 2nd term of 2018-2019 school year. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were implemented. Pre-test and post-test controlled grouped quasi-ex...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Release of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Variety “Bishoftu”/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/F2E663B65600/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/F2E663B65600Even if there are released Fenugreek varieties in Ethiopia, there is no variety specifically for color quality purpose. This study was conducted based on the objective of evaluation of different colored Fenugreek germplasm for yield and market preference in Ethiopia. Evaluation and preliminary variety trial were conducted at Debrezeit, Chefe donsa and Akaki locations. While national variety ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Meteorological factors associated with a high prevalence of leishmaniasis in Nicaragua/journal/JPHE/article-abstract/874036565602/journal/JPHE/article-abstract/874036565602Nicaragua has an alarmingly high prevalence of cutaneous (CL) and mucocutaneous (MCL) leishmaniasis in recent years with environmental factors creating a perfect habitat for vector-mammalian reservoirs and transmission of the parasite. The aim of this study is to identify environmental risk factors that may play a role in the high prevalence of CL in Nicaragua. The epidemiological, clinical,...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Phenological and grain yield response of hybrid maize varieties, released for differing agro-ecologies, to growing temperatures and planting dates in Ethiopia/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/90765B465604/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/90765B465604Growing temperatures and planting dates affect phenology and grain yields of maize varieties and farmers have to choose suitable varieties that fit into different planting dates and growing temperatures. A field experiment was conducted to investigate the response of different hybrid maize varieties to different growing temperatures through growing the varieties at different locations varyin...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Comparative studies on the antimicrobial, chemical and biochemical contents of the foliar extracts of Capsicum fructescens L. varieties/journal/AJB/article-abstract/06CD51365609/journal/AJB/article-abstract/06CD51365609Capsicum fructescens is a variety of Capsicum with much nutritional and therapeutic usefulness. This study is aimed at investigating the antimicrobial, chemical and biochemical properties of C. fructescens. The biochemical, mineral and phytochemical analyses of the extract were carried out using standard methods. The organic contents of the extracts were determined by GCMS to identify its bi...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Comparative effects of aerobic exercise training and incentive spirometry on selected cardiopulmonary parameters in apparently healthy elderly/journal/JNSP/article-abstract/E14EF5B65613/journal/JNSP/article-abstract/E14EF5B65613Individuals that are above 60 years old have decreased functions of several organs, such that the lungs can lose greater than 40% of their capacity over time and a significant reduction in cardiopulmonary muscle strength and endurance. However, some of these changes can be negated by lifestyle modification. This study compared the effects of aerobic exercise training and incentive spirometry...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Evaluation of wheat genotypes (Triticum aestivum L.) for yield and yield characteristics under low land area at Arba Minch, Southern Ethiopia/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/8C78E7165615/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/8C78E7165615The objective of this research was to evaluate wheat genotypes for yield and yield characteristics under the low land area of Arba Minch, Southern Ethiopia. A field experiment was conducted with 27 bread wheat genotypes in a randomized complete block design with two replications at Amibara Farm, Arba Minch from March to June 2020. Varieties differed significantly (p0.01) for the yield relate...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Morphological studies on legume and hilum in seven species of Vigna Savi (Fabaceae)/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/B90AC4465617/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/B90AC4465617In this study of different taxa of genus Vigna the macro and micromorphological characters were investigated. These taxa collected from different countries (3 cultivated and 8 annual or perennial herbs) representing 7 species of this genus, namely: Vigna radiate, Vigna trilobata, Vigna vexillata, Vigna caracalla, Vigna pubescens, Vigna unguiculata, and Vigna luteola. Legume features such as ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Patterns of prescription and inappropriate medications use in elderly patients of Makkah community in Saudi Arabia/journal/AJPP/article-abstract/55B165865619/journal/AJPP/article-abstract/55B165865619Polypharmacy and the prescription of inappropriate medications are common in elderly patients due to the high rate of morbidity in this population. However, this information is scarce about patients in this age group in Saudi Arabia. In general, this study was conducted to investigate the drug prescriptions in elderly patients in Makkah city of Saudi Arabia. This topic threw light mainly on ...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effect of garlic (Allium sativum) and onion (Allium cepa L.) extract chitosan nanoparticles on antioxidant enzymes activities and relative weight of visceral organs of rainbow rooster chicken/journal/IJLP/article-abstract/21B1F8865621/journal/IJLP/article-abstract/21B1F8865621Poultry meat is susceptible to oxidation but increased antioxidant enzyme increases its availability in muscle during processing and storage. In livestock, synthetic antioxidant has some side effects; plant polyphenols can enhance the level of antioxidant enzymes but they are in-active in the gut of chicken and therefore, nanotechnology can be of importance in augmenting the stability of pol...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Employee counseling and performance of employees in commercial banks in Kenya/journal/JOKCPA/article-abstract/C82789C65623/journal/JOKCPA/article-abstract/C82789C65623The study sought to determine the extent to which employee counselling programs affected employee performance within the commercial banks in Kenya. It was guided by positivist philosophy and used descriptive research design targeting 30,903 employees of the 43 banks. Proportionate stratified combined with purposive sampling was used to identify 395 respondents. Reliability and validity of th...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Development and characterization of cake made with a mixture of cowpea and rice flours/journal/AJFS/article-abstract/453145865625/journal/AJFS/article-abstract/453145865625This study developed a cake recipe based on a flour mixture of cowpea and rice. Four formulations with different percentages of cowpea flour (CF) and rice flour (RF) (0% CF + 100% RF, 10% CF + 90% RF, 20% CF + 80% RF, 30% CF + 70% RF) were developed. Microbiological, physicochemical and sensory evaluations were performed. Tasters preferred the mix formulation containing 10% of cowpea and 90%...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Physicochemical and sensory properties of bread with sweet potato flour (Ipomea batatas L.) as partial replacer of wheat flour supplemented with okra hydrocolloids/journal/AJFS/article-abstract/0CA56BA65627/journal/AJFS/article-abstract/0CA56BA65627The effects of partial substitution for wheat flour with sweet potato flour and the incorporation of aqueous okra hydrocolloid extract on the physicochemical and sensory characteristics of wheat bread processing was evaluated. Six breading formulations were prepared with substitution of 10, 20 and 30% wheat flour by sweet potato flour with or without incorporation of aqueous okra hydrocolloi...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100Effect of methyl jasmonate on Acacia senegal (Hashab trees) production and characteristics of gum/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/F37D27B65629/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/F37D27B65629The study aimed to investigate the effect of the application of different concentrations of Methyl Jasmonate (JA-Me) on yield and quality of gum in Hashab (Acacia senegal) trees. Moreover, also studied the anatomy of the treated trees, and characteristics of gums produced. The study was carried out in two locations, Gedarif State (high rainfall area-clay soil) and North Kordofan State (low r...Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100