Journal of Language and Health <p>&nbsp;<strong>Journal of&nbsp;Language and Health (JLH)</strong> is a peer-reviewed journal which promotes discussion on a broad range of the relationships between language and health. Catering for the linguistic expressions of health condition (including clinical and pathological), the journal publishes conceptual and empirical articles in the area. Submissions may include experimental, review, and theoretical discussion articles, with studies of either quantitative and/or qualitative frameworks. Articles may relate to any area of the intersections between language and health with regard, but not limited, to etiological issues, diagnosis, intervention, and theoretical frameworks.</p> <p><img src="/public/site/images/admin/COVER_JLH_DEPAN_TUNGGAL_BARCODE_P-ISSN1.jpg" width="279" height="392"></p> en-US (Yazid Basthomi) (Livana PH) Sun, 03 Oct 2021 03:02:25 +0200 OJS 60 The Role of Nigerian Indigenous Languages in Covid-19 Discourse <p>Nigerian Indigenous languages are quintessential to the modus operandi of communication in Nigeria. The indigenous languages are dominated by English language which is a lingua franca in Nigeria. Since the broke out of COVID-19 disease; a 'highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection’ there have been several measures to contain the disease. The need to spread adequate information that will enhance the personal safety of Nigerians has led to the use of the indigenous languages in facilitating information sharing among indigenous people in Nigeria. Consequently, this study investigates the role of the Nigerian indigenous languages in the fight against COVID-19. Methodologically, data were collected through electronic media. Salawu’s model for indigenous language developmental communication was adopted for this study. The results of this study show that Nigerian indigenous languages are used in spreading COVID-19 preventive measures, media briefing on National television, health orientation and, medical research. This shows that the Nigerian indigenous languages which overtime has been dominated by English could be very significant at a critical time of medical delivery.</p> Kenneth Ekezie Obiorah ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 03 Oct 2021 03:02:02 +0200 The Effect of Instructional Guidelines on Women that Suffer from Genital Prolapse <p>Genital prolapse is one of the most frequent causes of gynecological morbidities among women in the world. The symptoms of genital prolapse can be extremely debilitating and have an appreciable impact on quality of life. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of instructional guidelines on women that suffer from genital prolapse <em>&nbsp;</em>. Quazi experimental design was conducted at the out-patient’s clinics of Fayoum University hospital and General hospital (obstetrics and gynecology clinic). Purposive sample 73 women was included in the study. Data were collected through four types of tools (structured interviewing questionnaire sheet, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system (POP–Q) . It was used to assess genital prolapse<em>,</em> Pelvic organ prolapse-symptoms score (POP-ss)<strong><em>,</em></strong>it was used to assess symptoms of genital prolapse and Instructional guidelines follow up sheet was designed to assess the manifestations. The results of this study revealed that there were a statistically no significant differences between the women with satisfactory level of knowledge and genital prolapsed symptoms, and its stages before instructional guidelines. While the result is almost statistically significant between the women with satisfactory level of knowledge and symptoms and stages after instructional guidelines, there were a statistically significant differences between the genital prolapsed symptoms and its stages before and after instructional guidelines. The study concluded that instructional guidelines was effective in improving women' knowledge and stages regarding genital prolapse. As well a reduction in prolapse symptoms which lead to better quality of life at follow-up periods.</p> Mervat Saad Fathy Saad, Entesar Fatouh Abdel Moniem, Rania Abd El-hak Eid Farrag, Haitham Mohannad Badran ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 23 Oct 2021 21:20:40 +0200