Dr. Obi Ikechuckwu Emmanuel.

Department: Community Medicine
Faculty: Medical Sciences
Designation : Senior Lecturer
Email: ikechukwu.obi@unn.ed.ng
Phone: +2348037275514

Publications (Articles and Journals):

i. Aguwa E. N., Aniebue P. N., Obi I. E. Management of childhood diarrhea by Patent Medicine Vendors in Enugu North Local Government Area, south east Nigeria. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences Vol. 2(3), pp. 88-93, March 2010. Available from - http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1378990291_Aguwa et al.pdf 


ii. Aniebue P. N., Aguwa E. N., Obi I. E. Universal Precautions: Awareness and practice of Patent Medicines Vendors in Enugu metropolis, South East Nigeria. Niger Med J, Vol.51 (1) pp. 30-34. Jan – Mar 2010. Available from - http://www.nigeriamedj.com/temp/NigerMedJ51130-4612693_124846.pdf

iii. Obi I. E., Nwagbo D., Onwasigwe C. N. Tuberculosis knowledge, perception and practice among patent medicine vendors in Enugu, south-east Nigeria. IJMHD. Vol. 15 (2), Dec 2010. https://doi.org/10.4314/jcm.v15i2.4   


iv. Ndu A.C., Arinze-Onyia S. U., Aguwa E. N., Obi I. E. Prevalence of Depression and the role of support groups in its management: A study of adult HIV/AIDS patients attending HIV/AIDS clinic in a tertiary health facility in South -eastern Nigeria. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology. Vol. 3(4), pp. 182-186. 2011. Available from - http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379426779_Ndu et al.pdf 


v. Obu H. A., Chinawa J. M., Uleanya N. D., Adimora G. N., Obi I. E. Congenital malformations among newborns admitted in the neonatal unit of a tertiary hospital in Enugu, South-East Nigeria - a retrospective study. BMC Research Notes. 5(1); pp. 177. 2012.  https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-177. Available from - http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1756-0500-5-177.pdf 


vi. Chinawa J. M., Ibekwe R. C., Ibekwe M. U., Obi E., Mouneke V. U., Obu D. C., Eke B. C. Prevalence and pattern of sexual abuse among children attending Ebonyi state University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics. Vol. 40 (3) pp.227-231, 2013. Available from -https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njp/article/view/89982/79450 


vii. Ekwochi U., Odetunde O. I., Maduka I. C., Azubuike J. C., Obi I. E. Iron deficiency among non anaemic under-five children in Enugu, South East Nigeria. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research. Vol. 3(3), pp. 402-406. 2013. 

 https://doi.org/10.4103/2141-9248.117943 , Available from - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3793448/ 


viii. Ekwochi U., Chinawa J. M., Obi I., Obu H. A., Agwu S. Use and/or misuse of antibiotics in management of diarrhea among children in Enugu South East Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. Vol. 59(4), pp.314 – 316, 2013. 

https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmt016 Available from - http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/content/59/4/314. 


ix. Chinawa JM, Eze JC, Obi I, Arodiwe I, Ujunwa F, Adiele KD, Obu HA. Synopsis of congenital cardiac disease among children attending University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku Ozalla, Enugu. BMC Research Notes. 6(1), pp.475-480, 2013. 

https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-475 , Available from - http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/6/475  


x. Eke C.B., Obu H. A., Chinawa J. M., Adimora G. N., Obi I. E. Perception of child adoption among parents/care-givers of child

ren attending paediatric outpatients' clinics in Enugu, South East, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. Vol 17(2), pp. 188-195, 2014. https://doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.127549 

, Available from - http://www.njcponline.com/temp/NigerJClinPract172188-5266003_143740.pdf 


xi. Chinawa J. M., Obu H. A., Obi I. E., Manyike P. C., Ekwochi U. Pediatrician wearing a white coat: A survey of preferences among children and their care givers. Annals of Tropical Medicine and public health. Vol. 6(5), pp. 508-512, 2014. 

 https://doi.org/10.4103/17556783.133699 ,  Available from - http://www.atmph.org/article.asp?issn=1755-6783;year=2013;volume=6;issue=5;spage=508;epage=512;aulast=Obu 


xii. Agu K., Nzegwu M., Obi E. Prevalence, morbidity and mortality patterns of Typhoid ileal perforation as seen at the University of Nigerian Teaching Hospital Enugu Nigeria. AN 8 YEAR REVIEW. World Journal of Surgery. Vol. 38(10), pp. 2514-2518. 2014. 

 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-014-2637-5 , Available from -http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4161930/pdf/268_2014_Article_2637.pdf 


xiii. Chinawa JM, Obu HA, Manyike PC, Obi IE, Odetunde OI, Chinawa AT. Self Esteem among Adolescents in Nigerian Secondary Schools: A Neglected Issue. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. Vol. 5(1), pp.98-106. 2014. 

https://doi.org/10.9734/bjmmr/2015/12492 , Available from - http://www.journalrepository.org/media/journals/BJMMR_12/2014/Sep/Chinawa512014BJMMR12492_1.pdf 


xiv. Manyike PNC, Okike CO, Chinawa JM, Obi IE, Ukoh UC. Blood pressure profile in children aged 3 - 5 years: Relationship to age, weight, height, gender and body mass index. S Afr J CH 2014;8(3):100-103. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajch.711 , Available from - http://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajchh/article/view/108491   


xv. Agu KA, Obi IE, Eze BI and Okenwa WO. Attitude towards informed consent practice in a developing country: a community-based assessment of the role of educational status. BMC Medical Ethics. 2014: 15(1) Pg.77. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-15-77 ,  Available from - http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6939-15-77.pdf 


xvi. Obu HA, Chinawa JM, Manyike P, Obi I, Ndu I, Nkwo PO, Chinawa AT. The White Coat and the Physician; a Snapshot of the Physicians’ Perspective. BJMMR 2015: 6(9): 875-881. https://doi.org/10.9734/bjmmr/2015/15150 , Available from - http://www.sciencedomain.org/abstract.php?iid=908&id=12&aid=7723 


xvii. Obi IE, Aniebue PN, Okonkwo K, Okeke TA, Ugwunna N. Prevalence of depression among health workers in Enugu,South East Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract 2015;18(3):342-347. Available from - http://www.njcponline.com/article.asp?issn=1119-3077;year=2015;volume=18;issue=3;spage=342;epage=347;aulast=Obi , 


xviii. Chinawa JM, Obu HA, Manyike PC, Obi IE, Chinawa AT. Caregivers’ perception of the attitude and skill of pediatricians attending to children in tertiary hospitals. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:37-42.  https://doi.org/10.4103/1755-6783.168696 , Available from - http://www.atmph.org/article.asp?issn=1755-6783;year=2016;volume=9;issue=1;spage=37;epage=42;aulast=Chinawa  


xix. Eke CB, Uche EO, Chinawa JM, Obi IE, Obu HA, Ibekwe RC. Epidemiology of congenital anomalies of the central nervous system in children in Enugu, Nigeria: A retrospective study. Ann Afr Med 2016;15:126-32. https://doi.org/10.4103/1596-3519.188892 , Available from - http://www.annalsafrmed.org/article.asp?issn=1596-3519;year=2016;volume=15;issue=3;spage=126;epage=132;aulast=Eke 


xx. Omotowo IB, Ekwueme OC, Eke CB, Obi IE, Agunwa CC, Eyisi IG. Five years retrospective cohort analysis of treatment outcomes of TB-HIV patients at a PEPFAR/DOTS Centre in South Eastern Nigeria. Afri Health Sci 2016;16(3): 655-662. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i3.3  


xxi. Omotowo, I.B., Ezeoke, U.E., Obi, I.E., Uzochukwu, B.S.C., Agunwa, C.C., Eke, C.B. Idoko, C.A. and Umeobieri, A.K. Household Perceptions, Willingness to Pay, Benefit Package Preferences, Health System Readiness for National Health Insurance Scheme in Southern Nigeria. Health, 8, 1630-1644. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/health.2016.814159 


xxii. Njeze NR, Obi IE, Ajuba M, Agwu-Umahi O, Akpagbula UD, Njeze NC. Awareness of osteoporosis in a polytechnic in Enugu, South East Nigeria. Archives of Osteoporosis. 12(1), pp. 51, 2017. Available from -  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11657-017-0342-3 ,  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11657-017-0342-3 


xxiii. Obi IE, Agwu-Umahi OR, Agunwa CC, Ndu AC, Umeobieri AK, Charles-Okoli AN. E-health awareness, use and association with health seeking behaviour among students of non-health related courses in enugu, south east nigeria. Int. J. Med.Health Dev. 2017; 22(1): 14-23. Available from - http://www.ijmhdev.com/uploads/37/3341_pdf.pdf 


xxiv. Obi IE, Agunwa CC, Omotowo BI, Azuike EC, Ndu AC, Umeobieri AK. The Practice of Universal Precautions among Health Workers in South East Nigeria: What Factors Matter. Int. J. Med. Health. Dev. 2017; 22(1): 45-53. Available from - http://www.ijmhdev.com/uploads/37/3347_pdf.pdf 


xxv. Agunwa CC, Obi IE, Ndu AC, Omotowo IB, Idoko CA, Umeobieri AK, Aniwada EC. Determinants of patterns of maternal and child health service utilization in a rural community in south eastern Nigeria. BMC health services research. 2017 Dec;17(1):715.



xxvi. Idoko CA, Obi IE, Omotowo BI, Agunwa CC , Okeke C, Ndu AC, Ekwueme OE, Uzochukwu BS, Onwujekwe OE. Effect of Health Education on Reproductive Health Knowledge of women in Two Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Enugu State South East Nigeria; a Cross Sectional Study. Int J Med Health Dev 2017; 22(2): 130-137. Available from - http://www.ijmhdev.com/uploads/37/5145_pdf.pdf 


xxvii. Nwonwu E. U, Nwobi E. A, Obi I. E, Eze N. C, Okpako P. O. Training Human Resources for Health in Selected States of Southern Nigeria. Archives of Current Research International. 2017; 11(3): 1-6. Available from -  http://www.journalrepository.org/media/journals/ACRI_41/2018/Jan/Nwonwu1132017ACRI38719.pdf 


xxviii. Obi IE, Charles-Okoli AN, Agunwa CC, Omotowo BI, Ndu AC, Agwu-Umahi OR. E-learning readiness from perspectives of medical students: A survey in Nigeria. Nigerian journal of clinical practice. 2018 Mar 1;21(3):293. Available from - http://www.njcponline.com/article.asp?issn=1119-3077;year=2018;volume=21;issue=3;spage=293;epage=300;aulast=Obi 




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