Dr. (Mrs.) Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Public Health Nursing
Second floor, adjacent Institute of Distance Learning
Casely Hayford Building, KNUST-Kumasi.

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Research Areas/Interests

Pain management, nursing education, maternal and child health, public health, quality improvement, psychometric evaluation, qualitative-quantitative-m...~more

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    1. Odei-Opoku, H. D., Bam, V., Acheampong. K., Kusi-Amponsah, D. A., Lomotey, A. and Odei, O. (2022). Nursing students’ perception of the clinical environment in a Metropolitan area in Ghana. Acta Scientific Women's Health, 4 (8): 50-56.
    2. Owusu, L. B., Apprey, C., Diji, A. K.-A., & Adebanji, A. (2021). Association between iron supplementation and anaemia in pregnant women in Ghana. Nutrition & Food Science, 52(2), 308 – 319. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs-03-2021-0105
    3. Asamoah, A., Ebu Enyan, N. I., Diji, A. K.-A., & Domfeh, C. (2021). Cold chain management by healthcare providers at a district in Ghana: A mixed methods study. BioMed Research International, 2021, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/7559984
    4. Bam, V., Lomotey, A. Y., Diji, K.-A., Budu, H. I., Bamfo-Ennin, D., & Mireku, G. (2021). Factors influencing decision-making to accept elective caesarean section: A descriptive cross-sectional study. Heliyon, 7(8), e07755. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.HELIYON.2021.E07755
    5. Oduro, E., Diji, A. K-A., Kusi, G., Amagyei, A., Kyei-Dompim, J., Lomotey, A., Boateng, E. & Budu, H. I. (2020). Children nurses’ knowledge and attitudes on paediatric pain: A descriptive cross-sectional survey in a developing country. Nurse Media Journal of Nursing 10 (3): 222-233. doi:10.14710/nmjn.v10i3.32457
    6. Kusi Amponsah, A., Oduro, E., Bam V., 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
    7. Auxier, J. N., Hakojärvi, H-R., Kusi Amponsah, A., Schley, A., Gaertner, L., Haddad Ringborg, C. & Sundgren, S. (2020). Sustainable practices in health science research: A critical reflection of doctoral students’ contributions at the fourth annual Baltic Sea Region Network in Personalized Health Care summer school. International Practice Development Journal, 10(2): 13. https://doi.org/10.19043/ipdj.102.013
    8. Agyemang, J. B., Diji, A. K-A., Afaya, R. A., Boakye, H., Oduro, E., Amagyei, A. & Kyei-Dompim, J. (2020). Nursing and midwifery students' knowledge and attitudes regarding children's pain. Journal of Research Development in Nursing and Midwifery, 17(2): 17-26. http://nursingjournal.goums.ac.ir/article-1-1203-en.html
    9. 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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241983
    10. Asante, E., Bam, V., Diji, A. K-A., Lomotey, A. Y., Boateng, A. O., Sarfo-Kantanka, O., Ansah, E. O. & Adjei, D. (2020). Pilot mobile phone intervention in promoting type 2 diabetes management in an urban area in Ghana: A randomized controlled trial. The Diabetes Educator, 46(5): 455-464. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145721720954070
    11. Afaya, R. A., Bam, V., Azongo, T. B., Afaya, A., Kusi-Amponsah, A., Ajusiyine, J. M. & Hamid, T. A. (2020). Medication adherence and self-care behaviours among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ghana. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237710. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237710
    12. Afaya A., Azongo, T. B., Dzomeku, V. M., Afaya, R. A., Salia, S. M., Adatara, P., Alhassan, R. K., Kusi Amponsah, A., Atakro, C. A., Adadem D., Asiedu, E. O., Amuna, P. & Ayanore, M. A. (2020). Women’s knowledge and its associated factors regarding optimum utilisation of antenatal care in rural Ghana: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0234575. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234575
    13. Kokuro, M. & Diji, A. K-A. (2020). Utilisation and perceptions of cervical cancer screening services. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 22(1): 16. https://doi.org/10.25159/2520-5293/6228
    14. 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, 00: 1–9. DOI: 10.1002/nop2.459
    15. Kusi Amponsah, A., Kyei-Dompim, J., Kyei, E. F., Oduro, E., Afaya, R. A. & Ahoto, C. K. (2020). Final year nursing students’ knowledge and attitudes regarding children’s pain. Pain Research and Management, 2020: 7283473. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7283473
    16. Kusi Amponsah, A., Kyei, E. F., Agyemang, J. B., Boakye, H., Kyei-Dompim, J., Ahoto, C. K. & Oduro, E. (2020). Nursing-related barriers to children’s pain management at selected hospitals in Ghana: A descriptive qualitative study. Pain Research and Management, 2020: 7125060. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7125060
    17. Bam V., Diji, A. K-A., Asante, E., Lomotey, A. Y., Adade, P., Akyeampong, B. A. (2020). Self-assessed competencies of nurses at an emergency department in Ghana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine 10(1): 8-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2019.09.002
    18. Lomotey, A. Y., Bam, V., Diji, A. K-A., Asante, E., Asante, H. B. & Osei, J. (2020). Experiences of mothers with preterm babies at a Mother and Baby Unit of a tertiary hospital: A descriptive phenomenological study. Nursing Open, 7: 150-159. DOI: 10.1002/nop2.373.
    19. Boateng, E. A., Kumi, L. O. & Diji, A. K-A. (2019). Nurses and midwives' experiences of using non-pharmacological interventions for labour pain management: A qualitative study in Ghana. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19:168. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2311-x
    20. 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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223730.
    21. 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(6): 604-613. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.03.005
    22. Kyei, E. F., Boateng, E. A. & Diji, A. K-A. (2019). "I experience very sharp pain but it's on and off": A phenomenological study of postoperative pain experiences of patients in Ghana. Journal of Advocacy, Research and Education, 6(1): 20-27.
    23. Diji, A. K-A., Bam, V., Asante, E., Lomotey, A., Yeboah, S., & Owusu, H.A. (2017). Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among nursing mothers attending child welfare clinic in a regional hospital in Ghana: a descriptive cross-sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 12: 13.
    24. Appiah, M. K. & Diji, A. K-A. (2016). Patients’ adherence to Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus treatment recommendations. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 5(8), 267-272.
    25. Appiah, M. K. & Diji, A. K-A. (2016). Rural folk’s knowledge and adherence towards Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 5(8), 260-266.
    26. Diji, A. K-A., Moses, M. O., Asante, E., Agyeman, Y. N., Duku, J., & Agyeiwaa, S. A. (2015). Life with female partners after mastectomy: the perception of Ghanaian men. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 5(4), 122-127.

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