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  • The collections in this Community are comprised of Indigenous Knowledge emanating from communities in the neighborhoods of Kabale University. These are communities in the great Kigezi Region.
  • This community holds students (Graduates) dissertation and Thesis, Staff field reports, Students (undergraduate) study reports
  • The community includes research article publications in journals both local and international, conference papers in proceedings and reports, abstracts and reviews by Kabale University Staff and Students
  • This community archives publications by individual University Staff and Students, Faculty and Departmental Publications (i.e. University Journal, Newsletters, University official publications etc.), groups and Association operating in the University (i.e. Convocation and Staff and Students Association}

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Anti-Social Behavior and Teenager’s Wellbeing: A Case Study of Northern Division Kabale Municipality.
(Kabale University, 2024) Kyarikunda, Esau
Background: Persistent engagement in antisocial behavior by people of all age groups is thought to reduce the personal well-being of people. It impacts on individuals, families, and communities; it prevents a peaceful community life and degrades the environment. However, less is known about potential adverse emotional, psychological, physical, social, economic, and behavioral outcomes among teenagers with antisocial behavior. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted to develop an understanding of the effects of antisocial behavior on the personal well-being of teenagers. Using data from interviews with antisocial and pro-social teenagers, the study examined the association between antisocial behavior and teenager’s well-being using a sample size of one hundred participants (n = 100). Official arrest records and self-reports of engagement in antisocial behavior were used to classify participants as antisocial and contrasted with teenagers' well-being alongside pro-social teenagers. Results: With few exceptions, teenagers with persistent antisocial behaviors experienced the greatest effects of antisocial behaviors. Compared to teenagers with no antisocial behavior, participants with persistent antisocial behaviors had poorer personal well-being outcomes coupled with alcohol misuse, poverty, drug abuse, stealing, and unwanted pregnancy.
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Rehabilitation Services and Disability in Buhara Sub-County Kabale District.
(Kabale University, 2024) Orishaba, Joan
The study was about the relationship between rehabilitation services and disability in Buhara Sub County in Kabale district, Uganda. The study was guided by objectives namely; to examine the different rehabilitation services in the promotion and protection of the rights of PWDs, to find out the challenges facing the implementation of policies and strategies for the realization of the rights of PWDs in Buhara Sub-county, and to suggest the possible solutions to the challenges faced in the observance of rights of PWDs in Buhara Sub County. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in this study. The study sampled 67 out of 73 respondents as the target population. The study found out that there was a service of physical theory to PWDs, in that physical therapists work with patients with injuries, chronic health conditions, and patients who have undergone surgery. Some respondents also showed that there was cognitive rehabilitation therapy in that cognitive rehabilitation could help individuals build new skills to counteract an injury or limitation. From the findings, the poverty experienced by many people with disabilities and their families both influenced and were influenced by physical factors such as transport; lack of health professionals trained in specialized skills relating to health-related rehabilitation was identified as a large barrier, access to education. The study concluded that Persons with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities improved in terms of their activities of daily living. On the other hand, persons with intellectual disabilities could benefit from occupational therapy interventions to improve their ADL ability, even in the absence of any change in their awareness of disability. The aforementioned issues need to be addressed by the healthcare systems, policymakers, and the management of communities. Addressing issues like transport will increase the patients’ attendance at rehabilitation sessions. If the problems of the shortage of service providers are addressed, the rehabilitation sessions with patients will increase and service providers will more easily attend courses and workshops available for them. This study recommended that the local actors need to take charge and renew efforts made by international organizations by providing trained rehabilitation staff and quality rehabilitation services in several geographical locations and developing a national referral system. In addition, continuous education about disability issues and inclusion is necessary for the public and healthcare personnel to reduce negative attitudes towards PWD.
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Effects of Domestic Violence on Suicide Among Students: A Case Study of Kabale Municipality.
(Kabale University, 2024) Atuhura, Fred
The study examined the effect of domestic violence on suicide among students in Kabale municipality. It was guided by the following objectives; to examine the association between domestic violence and suicide attempts among students in Kabale Municipality, to assess the prevalence and patterns of domestic violence among students in Kabale Municipality, and to identify different strategies for improving the prevention efforts and support systems for students affected by domestic violence and at risk of suicide in Kabale municipality. The study adopted a descriptive research design comprising both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study included Students, Parents, and community members. The researcher used a sample size of 70 respondents. The study was based on questionnaires and interviews. The collected data was analyzed manually using tallies and the responses of the subjects were then categorized in frequency counts and score tables with varying percentages calculated and later tabulation method was used to present data. The present study revealed the association between domestic violence and suicide attempts among students and highlighted key factors which included impact on mental health, academic Impact, protective factors and interventions, and depression. The study further examined the prevalence and patterns of domestic violence among students as depression, decline in school performance, distress due to verbal conflict between parents, and verbal alteration. The study established the different strategies for improving the prevention efforts and support systems for students affected by domestic violence and at risk of suicide which included sensitization and mobilization, instigating child protection investigations into situations of domestic violence, peer support programs, and counseling and support services
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Exploring the Role of Social Workers in Addressing Health Disparities Among Maginalised Population in Kabale District.
(Kabale University, 2024) Asasira, Precious
The study was about the role of social workers in addressing health disparities among marginalized populations in the Kabale District. The study was guided by three objectives which were: to find out the role of Social Workers in addressing the health disparities among marginalized populations, to determine the challenges faced by social workers in addressing the health disparities among marginalized populations, to suggest possible measures to the challenges faced by social workers in addressing the health disparities among marginalized population. A targeted population of 44 respondents was considered for the study. Both simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used in identifying the study sample size. The methods that were used in data collection included questionnaires, observation, and interviews. Data collected was edited, coded, entered into the computer, and analyzed with Excel, a Microsoft statistical package, the results were presented in tables. Based on the results from the study, 100% of the respondents agreed that there are some roles of Social Workers in addressing the health disparities among the marginalized population and these included social workers have a vital role in the need analysis, implementation and manage the project, social workers analyze the needs of the community with the help of community members and priorities they, the major role of the social worker in the community development begins with the organizing community on various social issues, social workers widen the betterment of individual, group, and community, social workers helps to improve tolerance among all and it leads into community development, social workers facilitate various benefits/projects provided by the government and NGOs. The study findings further revealed the challenges faced by social workers in addressing the health disparities among marginalized populations include; lack of training, unpredictable Lifestyle, physical distance between the client, difficulty dealing with complicated groups, difficulty in meeting community needs, small communities clients are often worried about having their car identified outside of a social workers or therapist’s office. According to objective three, it was found that respondents from Kabale district Local government that the possible measures to the challenges faced by social workers in addressing the health disparities among marginalized populations include; stopping Family Violence, advancing long and Productive Lives, Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment, eradicate Social Isolation, harness Technology for social good, reduce Extreme Economic Inequality and others .