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Yaa Obirikorang

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


2013 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2007 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice; Medication adherence; Quality of Life; Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Cardiovascular markers in Hypertensives and Diabetes

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Obirikorang C, Acheampong E, Anto EO, Obirikorang Y, Fynn ANB, Osei-Somuah G, Amoah BY, Busumbru EA, Appiah M, Adu EA, Acheampng EN, Gyamfi D.; Magnitude and Performance of Percentage Body Fat and Fat Mass Index in Determining Overweight/Obesity among University Undergraduate Students in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Research Square; 2020. DOI: 10.21203/

2. Adu, E. A., Obirikorang, C., Acheampong, E., Kwakye, A. S., Fokuoh, F., Obirikorang, Y., . . . Ansong, P. N. (2019). Lipid accumulation product (LAP) index as a potential risk assessment for cardiovascular risk stratification among type II diabetes mellitus in a Ghanaian population: A cross-sectional study. Cogent Medicine, 6(1), 1639880. doi:10.1080/2331205X.2019.1639880

3. Obirikorang, C., Obirikorang, Y, Acheampong, E., Anto, O. E., Gyamfi, D., Selorm Philip Segbefia, S. P., Boateng, O. M., Dapilla, D. P., Brenya, P. K., Amankwaa, B., Asamoah, A. E., Batu, N. E., Adjei, G. A., Amoah, B.; Predictors of Noncompliance to Antihypertensive Therapy among Hypertensive Patients Ghana: Application of Health Belief Model. International Journal of Hypertension Volume 2018, Article ID 4701097, 9 pages

4. Obirikorang, Y., Obirikorang, C., Acheampong, E., Anto, E.O., Amoah, B., Fosu, E., Amehere, J.A.E., Batu, E.N., Brenya, P.K., Amankwaa, B., Adu, E.A., Akwasi, A.G. and Asiwu, R.Y. (2018) Adherence to Lifestyle Modification among Hypertensive Clients: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study. Open Access Library Journal, 5: e4375.

5. Obirikorang, C., Obirikorang, Y, Acheampong, E., Anto, O. E., Toboh, E., Asamoah, A. E., Amankwa, B., Batu, N. E., Brenya, P.; Association of Wrist Circumference and Waist-to-Height Ratio with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors among Type II Diabetics in a Ghanaian Population. Journal of Diabetes Research, Volume 2018, Article ID 1838162, 11 pages

6. Obirikorang, C., Anto, E. O., Addai, P., Obirikorang, Y., & Acheampong, E. (2017). Prevalence and risks factors of overweight/obesity among Undergraduate students: An institutional based cross-sectional study, Ghana. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences, 6(1), 24-34. doi:

7. Obirikorang, Y, Obirikorang, C., Anto, O. E., Acheampong, E., Batu, N. E., Macaulary F., Paavire K. C. Amankwa, B.; Knowledge of Bloodless Medicine among Nurses at the Medical/Surgical Directorate of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana. A descriptive cross sectional study. BMC Research Notes (2017) 10:747; doi 10.1186/s13104-017-3094-7

8. Obirikorang, Y., Obirikorang, C., Enoch, O. A., Acheampong, E., Tuboseiyefah, P., Miriam, A. A., & Emmanuella, N. B. (2016). Prevalence and risk factors of obesity among practicing nurses at three selected hospitals in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences (2016) 5(3): 45-55 © UDS Publishers Limited All Right Reserved 2026-6294. doi:

9. Obirikorang, Y., Anto, O. E., Obirikorang, C., Acheampong, E., Dzah N., Akosah, C. N. Knowledge and Prevalence of Obesity among Newly Diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients Attending Diabetic Clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana: A Hospital-based Cross-Sectional. Journal of Diabetes Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 9759241, 10 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/9759241.

10. Obirikorang, Y, Obirikorang, C., Anto, O. E., Acheampong, E., Batu, N. E., Agyemang D. S., Omerige C., Brenya, K. P. Knowledge of Complications of Diabetes Mellitus among Patients Visiting the Diabetes Clinic at Sampa Government Hospital, Ghana: A descriptive study. BMC Public Health. 2016 Jul 26;16:637. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3311-7.

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