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ONLINE PAPER PUBLISHING - Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition

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LIFESTYLE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH BODY MASS INDEX, WAIST TO HIP RATIO AND BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG UNDERGRADUATES

Authors: E.M.I.A BANDARA, W. N. I. KULARATHNA, S. HUMSAVATHANI, K.A.I. JAYAMALI, N. JEEVANANTHAM, G. JIGASHALJA, K.M.S.A KONARA, B.M.H.S.K. BANNEHEKA

Abstracts: Obesity and hypertension are major risk factors of morbidity and mortality in modern world. Numerous studies have been performed to assess the lifestyle factors associated with obesity and hypertension among western population. There is lack of studies performed on this area in south Asian population. A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted to examine the lifestyle factors associated with Body Mass Index(BMI), Waist Hip Ratio(WHR) and Blood Pressure(BP) among undergraduates of university of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2017. Lifestyle factors such as nutrition, smoking, alcoholism, physical activity and sleep were assessed using a validated self-administered questionnaire. Body weight, height, waist circumference, Hip circumference and systolic and diastolic blood pressure were measured and the statistical associations were assessed. Nutritional factors, smoking, physical activity sleep and stress were significantly associated with either anthropometric measures or blood pressure values. These associations were gender dependent.

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Pages: 1-5

Cite this Article: E.M.I.A Bandara, W. N. I. Kularathna, S. Humsavathani, K.A.I. Jayamali, N. Jeevanantham, G. Jigashalja, K.M.S.A Konara, B.M.H.S.K. Banneheka , "LIFESTYLE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH BODY MASS INDEX, WAIST TO HIP RATIO AND BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG UNDERGRADUATES", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 1-5 #ijarporg


ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA

Authors: MYRA C. FABROS

Abstracts: Education is a social responsibility. Although it is primarily the government’s accountability to ensure that public schools are adequately equipped with the tools and facilities needed to provide quality and relevant education, private entities are very much welcome to make contributions that would help address the inadequacies that confront many of the public schools in the country. Hence, this study focused on the assistance provided by private entities to elementary schools. In this regard, this study surveyed the profile of public elementary schools in terms of population, number of faculty, school location, budgetary allocation and number of years in existence. At the same time, the extensiveness of the assistance provided by private entities to public elementary schools considering curriculum, faculty and staff and physical facilities development was sought. Furthermore, the significant difference on the extent of assistance provided by private entities when grouped according to school profile variables was determined. It was also relevant for this study to ascertain some of the issues related to drawing private assistance. At the end, the findings of the study were utilized in preparing a management plan for maximum utilization of assistance to elementary schools in the Division of San Pablo City. For this reason, descriptive research design was employed. Questionnaire, interview and focus group discussion were used as data gathering instruments. Sixty- five public elementary school heads were considered as respondents. The study revealed that majority of public elementary schools have a population less than 440, with 10 to 29 faculty members, located in rural areas, with a budget amounting to Php 20,000.00 to Php 39,999.00 and exist for 40 to 59 years already. Likewise, it was bared that private entities provide extensive to moderately extensive assistance in public elementary schools’ curriculum, faculty and staff and physical facilities development. When it comes to issues relative to drawing private assistance, limited school resources and budget to sustain partnership emerged. In light of these findings, the study recommended that schools should design activities to attract more private entities that could provide assistance for them and devise ways on how the provision of assistance could be sustained. Similarly, the management plan, which was designed based from the findings, may be reviewed by the concerned schools division for suggestions and enhancement measures before possible adoption to help public elementary schools maximize the assistance they receive from private entities.

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Pages: 6-19

Cite this Article: Myra C. Fabros , "ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 6-19 #ijarporg


KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ON CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA AMONG MOTHERS HAVING CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OF AGE IN MADHUBAN, SUNSARI, NEPAL

Authors: SANJEEB SHAH, MAUSAM SHRESTHA, BABITA SHARMA, NISHEDH PANDEY, SRIJAT DAHAL

Abstracts: Rotavirus is a leading cause of acute diarrhea and causes about 40% of hospitalization for diarrhea in children under five years of age. Hence the study aims to assess the mothers’ knowledge and practice regarding childhood diarrhea in Madhuban, Sunasari, Nepal. The descriptive cross-sectional study design was used for the study. A total of 117 respondents were selected using simple random sampling method’s random number table. Data were collected using face to face interview method through a semi-structured questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS 11.5. The finding revealed that 93.2% of the respondents were literate. All of the respondents had knowledge of giving ORS when their child suffered from diarrhea. The entire respondent used to wash hands before preparation of ORS and after assisting the bowl movement washing of their children. Majority of them (92.5%) said that they gave more amount of fluid while their child was suffering from diarrhea. About 68.4% of respondents had ORS at their home. Education had a higher impact on the mother about the diarrhea management of their children. The study showed that the use of ORS is in increasing trend, overcoming the use of salt-sugar solution. But on the other hand low percentage of mothers had knowledge that vitamin A prevents children from diarrhea. Therefore, at the community level, mother and child who are in vulnerable condition should be identified and proper education and advice should be given on the importance of Vitamin A, ORS and zinc tablets for the management of diarrhea.

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Pages: 20-24

Cite this Article: Sanjeeb Shah, Mausam Shrestha, Babita Sharma, Nishedh Pandey, Srijat Dahal , "KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ON CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA AMONG MOTHERS HAVING CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OF AGE IN MADHUBAN, SUNSARI, NEPAL ", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 20-24 #ijarporg


EXCESS SLR AND ITS IMPACT ON PROFITABILITY OF STATE-OWNED COMMERCIAL BANK: BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE

Authors: SUBRATA DEB NATH, MD. MAHBUBUR RAHMAN, MUNNA RANI BISWAS, A.T. M. MAHFUZUL ISLAM

Abstracts: The purpose of the study is to review the amount SLR and to find out the amount of loss incurred due to excess maintaining excess SLR. The study found that excess SLR of State-owned Commercial Banks (SOCB) was gradually increased in 2015 and 2016 with some exceptions. On the other hand, although COF (Cost of Fund) was gradually increased in the period of 2014 to 2016 but WAIR (Weighted Average Interest Rate) of investment was drastically fall in 2015 and 2016. As a result, in 2015 Sonali, Janata, Agrani, Rupali & Basic bank incurred loss of Tk. 557.41, 255.26, 391.33, 52.23 & 102.99 crore and in 2016, it was Tk. 307.57, 352.14, 468.23, 62.60 & 56.54 crore respectively. The implication of the study is that SOCBs can use the findings to take necessary actions regarding excess SLR. Moreover, this study is a unique one in Bangladesh perspective, because a number research conducted on the investment in govt. securities or security market related topic but ''Excess SLR and its impact on Profitability of State-owned Commercial Bank: Bangladesh Perspective" is new and unique.

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Pages: 25-29

Cite this Article: Subrata Deb Nath, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Munna Rani Biswas, A.T. M. Mahfuzul Islam , "EXCESS SLR AND ITS IMPACT ON PROFITABILITY OF STATE-OWNED COMMERCIAL BANK: BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 25-29 #ijarporg


MAPPING OF TECTONIC ACCIDENTS AND THEIR RELATION WITH THE SPRING WATERS OF THE SOUTH OF HAUT-SASSANDRA (CôTE D'IVOIRE)

Authors: SOMBO ABE PARFAIT, DIBI BROU, ET KOUADIO KOFFI THIERRY STEPHANE

Abstracts: This study is about the mapping of regional fractures and their relation with the spring waters of South Haut-Sassandra (Central-West of Côte d'Ivoire). Tectonic accidents map is made from regional fractures of the geological map, the hydrostructural interpretation of the main rivers and the aeromagnetic map of the study area. The relation between tectonic accidents and springs water in the region is made from superposition the map of regional fractures obtained to that of the spring waters location. The results show that the fractures are mainly oriented N110° to N140°. They represent 8 to 10% of the total. These fractures intercept source waters, except to fractures N10-20°, N30-40° and N50-60°. Source related fractures have variable lengths and the most important are 94 km long. These results will assist hydrogeological prospections, aimed at using spring waters for the drinking water supply of the populations of the study area.

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Pages: 30-38

Cite this Article: Sombo Abe Parfait, Dibi Brou, et Kouadio Koffi Thierry Stephane , "MAPPING OF TECTONIC ACCIDENTS AND THEIR RELATION WITH THE SPRING WATERS OF THE SOUTH OF HAUT-SASSANDRA (CôTE D'IVOIRE)", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 30-38 #ijarporg


A PROPOSED ROAD MAP TO ENHANCE E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES: KUWAIT CASE STUDY

Authors: SAYED ABDEL GABER, BADER KAZIM

Abstracts: Nowadays; key performance indicators (KPI) is considered to be an important factor to evaluate the organizational maturity level. Information and Communication Technology ICT is used as the backbone of the modern countries infrastructure. Kuwait aims to enhance the ICT services for citizens in order to increase citizen satisfaction. This couldn’t be reached without evaluating the existing services throughout defining KPIs. The main objective is to provide a solution to the e-government in Kuwait especially in the educational sector in order to facilitate and enhance the decision making process. This paper proposes a road map introduce KPIs measurements for the services in e-government. The proposed road map uses mission, vision, and objectives to define and measure KPIs. We used five key indicators which are loyalty, participation, productivity, communication, and satisfaction. A case study is implemented for the Ministry of Education (MOE) throughout using questionnaire with population with 291 participants. Data mining (DM), Sentiment Analysis (SA), and statistical methods used to analyze the results of the questionnaire which is near similar. The results show that; the clustering process indicates the degree of agreement regarding the predefined Key Result Indicators (KRIs) and based on three clusters reach 63.7% in participation, 64.2% for satisfaction, 65.2% for loyalty, 66.3% communication, and 63.7% for productivity. The sentiment analysis model shows the ability to predict correctly 86 positive reviews with 67.7% and 41 and 32.3% negative reviews. Regarding the statistical methods; after identifying mean, standard deviation and percent shows near values compared to the data mining (clustering) results 64% in participation, 64.8% for satisfaction, 66% for loyalty, 64.4% communication, and 65% for productivity. The results indicate that the output of the three methods of evaluation is near equivalent. This leads to an important implication which is although the excellent infrastructure of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the proposed road map highlighted that the e-government services need to be enhanced. Enhancements may go through increasing training for teachers and students, developing modern schools, and developing long run educational policies and plans to the Kuwaiti citizens to cope with the tremendous advancements in the ICT sector.

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Pages: 39-48

Cite this Article: Sayed Abdel Gaber, Bader Kazim , "A PROPOSED ROAD MAP TO ENHANCE E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES: KUWAIT CASE STUDY", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 39-48 #ijarporg


EVALUATION OF URIC ACID AMONG SUDANESE PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Authors: MOHAMMED YASEIN MOHAMMED BABIKER

Abstracts: Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an international public health problem affecting 5-10% of the world population. As kidney function declines Methods: This study is case-control study conducted in Ibn sina hospital, Military hospital and Ribat specialized hospital within six months from October 2016 to March 2017. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of uric acid in Sudanese patients with chronic kidney disease. A total of 100 patients (60 male, 40 female) and 50 healthy individuals as control group (30 male, 20 female). Results: in this study the level of uric acid was significantly increased in CKD patients compared to control group, with the P-value (0.000). Conclusion: based upon the finding of this study, hyperuricemia as most cause of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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Pages: 49-52

Cite this Article: Mohammed Yasein Mohammed Babiker , "EVALUATION OF URIC ACID AMONG SUDANESE PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 49-52 #ijarporg


CRITICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING SUCCESSFUL START-UP BRANDS IN TANZANIA: EVIDENCE FROM MTWARA-MIKINDANI MUNICIPAL

Authors: ANSGAR J SAKAYA

Abstracts: Brand is a financial asset for any business that is looking for a great prosperity in today’s world. Despite this fact; most of businesses in start-up have drawn a slight consideration in finding out whether their brands are delivering their promise to customers. The aim of this study is to examine factors influencing successful start-up Brands at Mikindani Municipality. A survey design was adopted and a random sampling strategy was employed in selecting 270 business categories from a total population of 824 registered businesses. Structured questionnaires were used in data collection of which two hundred and seventy (270) questionnaires were returned and processed. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics as well as Correlation and Regression analysis were also used to analyses the relationship between the variables. The result revealed that, the challenges of branding have a significant impact on Start-up brand success. Moreover, information flow, financial resources and branding strategy are the only factors that have positive influence on Start-ups brand success. Other factors like advertisement and social media channels have been negated by the study been influential factors in Start-ups brand success in this case. In addition, financial cost, Time factor and branding Information accessibility have been found to be the limiting factors to best branding activities. Furthermore, the research brought managerial recommendations; whereas people should highly make effort on acquiring knowledge on branding because as the world is evolving branding is the key feature for a successful start-ups brand and SMEs. Changing consumer perception towards Start-up brand, Take a strategic move of using IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) as it is more effective and efficient promotion technique in communicating Start-up brand value. On the other side the government should loosen up some ends especially on issues concerned with tax to enable Start-up brand move on.

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Pages: 53-65

Cite this Article: Ansgar J Sakaya , "CRITICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING SUCCESSFUL START-UP BRANDS IN TANZANIA: EVIDENCE FROM MTWARA-MIKINDANI MUNICIPAL", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/dec2019.html, Volume 3 - Issue 12, December 2019 Edition, 53-65 #ijarporg