Category Diverse Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

Significant China Government Efforts Slow Down the Covid-19: Evidence from the Ordinary Least Square Method

Abstract – As dated 23 February, China’s newly recovered corona-virus patients outnumber new infections for 5th consecutive day while 18 new infections on mainland regions outside Hubei with 21 province level regions recording zero new infections. The present study is focusing on evaluating the daily and weekly percentage marginal change for the Covid-19’s Confirmed Cases, Recovered Cases, and the Death Cases from the period dated 20 January 2020 to 23 February 2020 in China. To find the desired results, the study applied the Ordinary Least Square Method (OLS) to assess the daily marginal average percentage change for the Covid-19’s Confirmed…

Analysis of the Impact of the Covid-19 to the Petrol Prices in China

Abstract – Recent literature evidence shows that the Oil Price trends in China is declining since the outbreak of the Covid-19. This study is aiming to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 confirmed cases on petrol prices from the period dated 20 January 2020 to 23 February 2020 in China. With that regard, the present study used the Simple regression linear model to evaluate the impact of the Covid-19 confirmed cases on petrol prices during the period from dated 20 January to 23 February 2020 in China. Time series data from Global Petrol Prices and China daily Statistics from the…

Effects of Corruption on Tax Revenues in Zimbabwe (1998-2018)

Abstract – The study sought to establish the effects of corruption on tax revenues in Zimbabwe. Using the robust Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression methodology, annual time series data ranging from 1998 up to 2018 was used. During the period under review, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) missed revenue collection targets on numerous occasions especially due to inefficiencies in revenue collection. Corruption has been identified to be one of main causes leading to inefficient collection of revenue in Zimbabwe. As a result, the variable tax revenue was used as the depended variable whilst the variable corruption was included amongst explanatory…

An Econometric Test of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange’s Micro-Efficiency (2009-2017)

Abstract – Issues related to stock market efficiency have been part of researchers’ playground particularly in Africa and the world in general. This study had an objective of ascertaining whether or not the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) follows a random walk. Using monthly data for the ZSE from February 2009 to September 2017, the study employed normality and unit root tests to answer the major research question of whether the ZSE follows a random walk. The Jarque-Bera and the Augmented Dickey Fuller Test, normality test and unit root test respectively, both revealed evidence of micro-inefficiency of the ZSE. The study…

Study on the Need of a Green Transport System in Thimphu City

Abstract – Green transport system is recognized as one of the solutions to mitigate climate change. There is an enabling policy for a green transport system in Bhutan. The research was conducted in a right time as we are concern of emission from the transport sector that contributes to global warming. By switching urban transport system to green transport, an emission from the transport sector would reduce, thereby reducing global warming potential. Hence, this study analyzed the possibilities of establishing alternate mode of transport to an existing transport system with the emerging threat from climate change. A total of 1100…

Knowledge and Practice of Standard Precautions of Infection Control Among Nurses at Tertiary Care Hospitals in Peshawar of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Abstract – Standard Precautions (SPs) are prevention practices used to lessen the prevalence of infection in any healthcare system. SPs apply to all healthcare units where patients are treated. Nursing staff are more prone to the transfer of infection because they deal more with the patients as compared to other healthcare personnel. A Cross-sectional study was carried out in Peshawar’s three tertiary care hospitals. Overall, 300 nurses were used in the study. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Majority (76%) of the study respondents had knowledge regarding standard precautions. More than half of the respondents reported that standard precautions are…

The Trend and Prone Areas of Cholera Outbreaks: A Review of the Cholera Line List Form (2011 – 2015) in Ho Municipality, Ghana

Abstract – Cholera has attracted both global and public health attention due to its mode of transmission and severity. For instance, cholera has become one of the most researched communicable diseases all around the globe. Throughout history, cholera has taken numerous lives and still remains a threat to the world, mainly in African countries. The study was to determine the trend and prone areas of cholera outbreaks and the most affected populations in the Ho Municipality from 2011 to 2015. A retrospective study was used and time series analysis performed using purposive sampling method to review the cholera line list…

Guidance Needs of Junior High School Students in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region of Ghana

Abstract – The major purpose of the study was to identify the most important guidance needs of junior high school students in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region of Ghana. The research sample involved JHS 1, 2 and 3 students; teachers including guidance coordinators. A total of 150 respondents were used in the study, of which the students were made up of 71 males and 54 females; and 25 teachers including eight (8) guidance coordinators. The tool used for the research was questionnaire set for students and teachers. A non-probability sampling method was used in choosing the students and…

Practice of Pain Assessment in Critically Ill Patients among Nurses at the Tamale Teaching Hospital

Abstract – Nurses have the greatest responsibility of assessing critical care patient’s pain, as they are the most proximal in care, they continuously make decisions relating to the patient’s pain intensity, and assess the need for analgesia. It is therefore essential that nurses acquaint themselves with the basic principles and practices of pain assessment. This will ensure that patients especially the critically ill one are relieved of any form of discomfort caused by pain. The overall purpose of the study was to explore nurses’ knowledge and practices on pain assessment of critically ill patients. A convenient non-probability sampling method was…