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Philip B. Adebayo

Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Knowledge of Electromyography (EMG) among Sub-Saharan African Patients - A Pilot Survey
    Author(s): Philip B. Adebayo*, Funmilola T. Taiwo, Olufemi A. Ogunremi and Mayowa O. Owolabi

    Background: Electromyography (EMG) is one of the common diagnostic procedure in neurology but still scarce in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective: This cross-sectional study evaluated the knowledge of EMG among patients undergoing this procedure, considering the type, quality and reliability of the information they have. Methodology: Consecutive patients who underwent EMG for the first time between 2014 and 2016, at the WFNR/Blossom Medical Centre Ibadan, Nigeria were interviewed prior to their test. Data on patient’s demography, type of referring physicians were collated. Knowledge of EMG was also assessed. A patient was considered “informed” if she/he knew, at least, that the EMG is a test that uses an electric current or a needle, that it may be painful or cause discomfort, and that it is us.. Read More»

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