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Josephine Ahenkorah

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: United Kingdom, Nottingham General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2014 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2010 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Understanding how pain beliefs of chronic low back pain patients and healthcare professionals affect chronic low back pain management in Ghana Other research interests: Biopsychosocial model of care, pain science, chronic musculoskeletal pain management, physical activity

Publications resulting from Research: 

• Ampiah, PK, Ahenkorah, J, Karikari M, (2018). Patients’ Satisfaction with Inpatient Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Services in a Tertiary Facility in Ghana. Journal of Patient Experience, 1-9.

• Bello, AI, Hughton, A, Ahenkorah, J, Otoo, S, Sankar, B, (2016). Screening for Musculoskeletal Deviations: Epidemiology and Patterns of Occurrence among Basic School Pupils in Accra. Physiotherapy Research International, 3(3), 1-8.

• Ahenkorah, J, Snowdon, N, (2015). Perspectives on Patient Centred Care: A Survey of Ghanaian Physiotherapists. International Journal of Physiotherapy, 2(3), 502-512.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
PhD(Physiotherapy) student at the University of Nottingham, UK and an assistant lecturer at the University of Ghana

Workshop and Conference Attended

2016 Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra 2nd Biennial Scientific Conference, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana
2016 Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra 2nd International Conference on Elderly Care, Health Concern Ghana in Partnership with Danish Welfare College
2015 The Vine Hotel, Kumasi Workshop on Pain Management, Ghana Association for the Study of Pain


Ghana Physiotherapy Association
Allied Health Professions Council
Critical Physiotherapy Network

Presentation given

Barriers to Adherence of home-based exercises among back pain patients in Accra.
Sky Plus Hotel, Ho
Event: Fourth (4th) Biennial Congress of the Ghana Physiotherapy Association (GPA);
Clinical Preceptors as Role Models.
Korle-Bu, Accra
Event: Departmental Conference on Bridging the GAP between classroom knowledge and clinical experience for physiotherapy students,
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2017
Vice Chancellors Scholarship for Research Excellence, University of Nottingham
Sep 2012
GETFund Scholarship
Apr 2011
Best undergraduate student in final year dissertation prize and best student in paediatrics

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