Prof. (Mrs.) Victoria Bubunyo Bam

Associate Professor


Dept: Nursing
Room 411
Caseley Hayford Block

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Public Health interventions in Maternal and Childhealth Diabetes Pain management Emergency care...~more

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    1. Bam, V., Lomotey, AY., Kusi-Amponsah Diji, A., Budu, HI., Bamfo-Ennin, D., Mireku, G. (2021). Factors influencing decision-making to accpet caesarean section: A descriptive cross-sectional study. Heliyon 7 (2021) e07755 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07755
    2. Bam, V., Safowaa, A., Lomotey, A. Y. & Nkansah, A. (2021). Nursing students' perception of medical erros: a cross-sectional study in a university. Nursing Open, 00 1-9
    3. Afaya A, Bam V, Azongo TB, Afaya RA, Yakong VN, Kpodo GK, et al. (2021) “We are left with nothing to work with”; challenges of nurses working in the emergency unit at a secondary referral hospital: A descriptive qualitative study. PLoS ONE 16(2): e0247062. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0247062
    4. Kusi Amponsah, A., Oduro, E., Bam, V., Joana Kyei-Dompim, J.,  Ahoto, C. K., Axelin, A. (2020). Dynamics on the field: a focused study on the culture and context of pediatric pain management at four Ghanaian hospitals. BMC Pediatrics 20:529 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-020-02399-w
    5. Kusi Amponsah A, Bam V, Stolt M, Korhonen J, Axelin A (2020). Evaluating the content validity of two versions of an instrument used in measuring pediatric pain knowledge and attitudes in the Ghanaian context. PLoS ONE 15(11): e0241983. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0241983
    6. Afaya RA, Bam V, Azongo TB, Afaya A (2020) Knowledge of chronic complications of diabetes among persons living with type 2 diabetes mellitus in northern Ghana. PLoS ONE 15(10): e0241424. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0241424
    7. Asante, E., Bam, V., Kusi-Amponsah Diji, A., Lomotey, A.Y., Owusu Boateng, A., Sarfo-Kantaka, O., Ansah, E. O. (2020). Pilot mobile phone intervention in promoting Type 2 diabetes management in an urban area in Ghana: a randomised controlled trial. The Diabetes Educator 46 (5): 455 – 464.
    8. Afaya R. A., Bam V., Azongo T. B., Afaya A., Kusi-Amponsah A., James Mbangbe Ajusiyine J. M., Hamid T. A. (2020).  Medication adherence and self-care behaviours among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ghana. PLOS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237710
    9. Kusi Amponsah, A., Kyei-Dompim, J., Bam, V., Kyei, E. F., Oduro, E., Ahoto, C. K., Axelin, A. (2020). Exploring the educational needs of nurses on children’s pain management- A descriptive qualitative study. Nursing Open. 2020;00:1–9.
    10. Bam, V., Kusi Amponsah, A., Asante, E., Lomotey, A., Adade, P., Asante Akyeampong, B. (2019). Self-assessed competences of nurses in an emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Ghana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine https://doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2019.09.002.
    11. Lomotey, A. Y., Bam, V., Kusi Amponsah, A., Asante, E., Boatemaa Asante, H., Osei, J. (2019). Experiences of mothers with preterm babies at a Mother and Baby Unit of a tertiary hospital: A descriptive phenomenological study. NursingOpen. DOI: 10.1002/nop2.373
    12. Budu, H. I, Abalo, E. M., Bam, V. B., Osei Agyemang, D., Noi, S., Budu, F. A., Peprah, P. (2019). “I prefer a male nurse to a female nurse”: patients’ preference for, and satisfaction with nursing care provided by male nurses at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. BMC Nursing. 18:47 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-019-0369-4
    13. Kusi Amponsah, A., Oduro E., Bam, V., Kyei-Dompim, J, Ahoto C. K, Axelin, A. (2019). Nursing students and nurses’ knowledge and attitudes regarding children’s pain: A comparative cross- sectional study. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0223730. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223730
    14. Kusi Amponsah, A., Björn, A., Bam, V., Axelin, A. (2019). The Effect of Educational Strategies targeted for Nurses on Pain Assessment and Management in Children: An Integrative Review. Pain Management Nursing 20: 604 - 613. 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.03.005
    15. Budu, H. I., Abalo, E. M., Bam, V., Agboado Budu, F., Peprah, P. (2019). A survey of the genesis of stress and its effect on the academic performance of midwifery students in a College in Ghana. Midwifery 73: 69 – 77
    16. Ntiamoah Ofosu, D., Opoku-Okrah, C., Bam, V., Segbefia, S. P. (2019). Evaluation of the diagnostic value of Ret-He among Sickle Cell Disease patients with Iron Deficiency Anaemia on haematinics. Asian Hematology Research Journal. 1(4): 1-7, 2018
    17. Ofosu D.N., Opoku-Okrah C., Bam V., Owusu E., Nyarko E. (2019). Level and Effect of Haemoglobin F on Sickle Cell Anaemia Among Selected Sickle Cell Disease Patients in Ashanti Region, Ghana. J. Biomed. Res. 22: 45- 50.
    18. Afaya, R. A., Bam, V., Apiribu, F., Agana, V. A., Afaya, A. (2018). Knowledge of Pregnant Women on Caesarean Section and their Preferred Mode of Delivery in Northern Ghana. NUMID HORIZON 2 (1): 62 – 73.
    19. Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji, Victoria Bam, Ernest Asante, Alberta Yemotsoo Lomotey, Samuel Yeboah and Haim Acquah Owusu (2017). Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending the child welfare clinic at a regional hospital in Ghana: a descriptive cross-sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal (2017) 12:13 DOI 10.1186/s13006-017-0104-2
    20. Sue Anne Bell, Victoria Bam, Emmanuel Acheampong (2015). Developments in emergency nursing education in Ghana. Emergency Nurse 23 (8): 18 – 21.
    21. Bam, V., Bell, S. (2015). Emergency Nursing in Ghana: Outcomes after a five year pilot programme. Annals of Global Health 81 (1): 15.
    22. Bam, V. B., Oppong, G. A., Ibitoye, M. B. (2014). Stress and coping mechanisms of nursing students during clinical practice in Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology, August 2014. 34 (2): 50 – 59
    23. Bell, S. A., Oteng, R., Redman, R., Lapham, J., Bam, V., Dzomeku V., Yakubu, J., Tagoe, N., Donkor, P. (2014). Development of an emergency nursing training curriculum in Ghana. International Emergency Nursing 22: 202 – 207.
    24. Bell, S. A., Bam, V. Rominski, S., Mould-Millman, N-K., Brysiewicz, P. (2014). Development of a trauma care assessment instrument for emergency nurses in West Africa. thelancet.com/lancetgh, May 10, 2014.
    25. Oteng, R., Oduro, G., Bell, S. A., Kowalenko, T., Bam, V., Tagoe, N., Donkor, P. (2013). Emergency Medicine in Ghana. African Health 35(4): 31 - 32
    26. Sue Anne Bell, Sarah Rominski, Victoria Bam, Ernestina Donkor, Jody Lori (2013). Analysis of nursing education in Ghana: Priorities for scaling-up the nursing workforce. Nursing and Health Sciences 15 (4).
    27. Owiredu, W.K.B.A., Adamu, M.S., Amidu, N., Woode, E., Bam, V., Plange-Rhule, J., Opoku-Okrah,C. (2008). Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk factors in a Pentecostal population in Kumasi-Ghana. .Journal of Medical Sciences 8 (8): 682 - 690
    28. Bam V., David K., Odoi A., Essegbey I., Petersen E., & Browne E. (2005). Control of Malaria in Pregnancy in Ghana: from Research to Policy. Acta Tropica, Supplementary 95S, S462-S463.
    29. Browne E., Bam V., Agyei-Baffour P., Boateng S., Sawyerr P., Mensah C., &Agyei S. (2005). Intermittent malaria treatment and Iron supplementation for control of malaria and anaemia ininfants in the forest belt of Ghana: A randomized trial. Acta Tropica, Supplementary 95S, S126.
    30. Michael F. Ofori, Trine Staalsoe, Victoria Bam, Maja Lundquist, Kim P. David, Edmund N. L. Browne, Bartholomew D. Akanmori, and Lars Hviid. (2003). Expression of Variant Surface Antigens by Plasmodium falciparum parasites in the peripheral blood of clinically immune pregnant women indicates ongoing placental infection. INFECTION AND IMMUNITY 71 (3): 1584-1586.
    31. Bam, V. (2001). Malaria. In: NHLMC (National Health Learning Materials Centre) – HRDD (Human Resource Development Division)/Ministry of Health, Ghana. A Manual on control of communicable diseases. (Pp. 28 – 38). Accra, Ghana. The City Printers Ltd

     

     

    Edited Abstracts

    1. Victoria Bam, Alberta Yemotsoo Lomotey, Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji, Ernest Asante, Nana Yeboah Asuamah, Perpetual Nkrumah (2018). The use of research evidence in Emergency Nursing practice in a tertiary level hospital in Ghana. 2ND African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) Symposium. August, 6 – 8, 2018, Durban, South Africa. Pg 118
    1. Bam, V., Diji, A. K-A., Lomotey, A. Y., Asante, E., Adade, P., Asante, B. (2017). Nurses’ competences in an Emergency Department of a tertiary hospital in Ghana. African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) Symposium. August, 1 – 3, 2017, Accra, Ghana.
    1. Richter, R., Flowers, T, Bam, V., Acheampong, E. (2017). Community disaster Fieldwork and high-Fidelity Moulage Simulation: The Value of Hands-On Learning Approaches for Emergency nurses in Dasater planning and response. African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) Symposium. August, 1 – 3, 2017, Accra, Ghana. 
    1. Tagoe, N., Oteng, R., Bam, V., Oduro, G., Bell, S. A., Barsan, W., Donkor, P. (2016). Retention of Emergency Medical and Nursing graduates in Ghana. 6th Annual Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Symposium. August 2 – 4, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya.
    1. Bam, V., Bell, S. (2015). Emergency Nursing in Ghana: Outcomes after a five year pilot programme. Poster abstract. 6th Annual CUGH Conference on Mobilizing Research for Global Health. March 26 – 28, 2015, Boston MA, USA
    1. Bell, SA, Redman, R, Bam, V. & Oteng, R. (2014). Evaluation of an emergency nursing education pilot program in Ghana. Consortium for Universities in Global Health. May 10-12, 2014. Washington, DC.
    1. Bam V., David K., Odoi A., Essegbey I., Petersen E., & Browne E. (2005). Control of Malaria in Pregnancy in Ghana: from Research to Policy. Acta Tropica, Supplementary 95S, S462-S463.
    1. Browne E., Bam V., Agyei-Baffour P., Boateng S., Sawyerr P., Mensah C., &Agyei S. (2005). Intermittent malaria treatment and Iron supplementation for control of malaria and anaemia ininfants in the forest belt of Ghana: A randomized trial. Acta Tropica, Supplementary 95S, S126.
    1. Bam V, Ohemeng Dapaah V, Owusu-Antwi F, Okyere-Boadu R, Adofo Y, Osei-Mensah C, Sawyerr P, Ohemeng-Dapaah S, David K, Petersen E, Browne ENL (2002). Early versus late supervised monthly antimalaria treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Ejisu-Juaben district of Ghana:Preliminary Findings. Poster presentation at 3rd Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Conference, Arusha, Tanzania. November 17 – 22, 2002. MIM conference proceedings pp. 57
    2. Bam, V.(2015). Politics in Nursing and Midwifery education and practice: Issues and Implications. An invited paper presented at the 13thBiennial General Meeting and 22ndScientific session of the West African College of Nursing. July 19 – 25, 2015, Gomoa Fetteh, Ghan

    3. Bam V., Amankwatia D., Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Causes, effects and the role of the nurse. Poster presentation, African Conference on Emergency Medicine: October 29 – November 1, 2012

    4. Bam V., Agyemang-Duah S.A., Cuame A.B. Experiences of Ghanaian nurses with the South African Triage Scale (SATS). Paper presented at the African Conference on Emergency Medicine: October 29 –November 1, 2012

    5. Bam, V, Bell, S. A. (2011). The Development of Emergency Nursing in Ghana. (Oral presentation)Third Biennial Emergency Medicine in the Developing World Conference. November 15 – 17, 2011, Cape Town, South Africa. http://2011.emssa.org.za/scientific-programme/


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