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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Research Projects (Current and Past)

I have served as the Principal-investigator for the following research projects:

  1. Development, implementation and evaluation of pediatric pain educational program for healthcare providers project, 2018 to date.
  2. Perceptions of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated pain on in-hospital pain management, 2015-2016.
  3. Attitudes and perceptions of nursing students toward clinical practice, 2015-2016.
  4. Knowledge and perceptions of emergency preparedness among nurses working in an emergency unit in Ghana, 2015-2016.
  5. Knowledge, attitude and barriers toward research among undergraduate nursing and midwifery students, 2015-2016.
  6. Attitudes and perceptions of nurses toward drug-abused trauma patients, 2015-2016.
  7. Knowledge, attitude and practices of cholera prevention and management, 2015.
  8. Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among nursing mothers attending a regional hospital in Ghana, 2015.


I have also served as the Co-investigator for the following research projects:

  1. Analysis of examination questions of undergraduate nursing program regarding critical thinking skills"
  2. Professional Identity in Nursing, 2021 to date.
  3. Psychometric evaluation of the mental health literacy instrument, 2019.
  4. Care process of patients living with diabetic foot ulcers, 2018-2019.
  5. Nurses’ competencies in the performance of emergency nursing procedures, 2017-2019.
  6. Pilot Mobile phone intervention in promoting July 2017-2018.
  7. Experiences of mothers with preterm babies 2016-2017.
  8. Knowledge of caregivers on severe malaria in a paediatric emergency unit, 2015-2016.

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