International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Health Sciences | Liberia | Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021


FOAP Concept of Vicious Circle of Ill-Health: A basis for Resolving Unhealthy Environmental Practices in Liberian Communities

Forkpah Pewee


Abstract: The FOAP Concept of Vicious Circle of Ill-health is an opinion or informative concept that is intended to change the perspective of community dwellers in Liberia on health and prepare them to embrace the new ideas of adapting healthy environmental practices to prevent and/or control the vicious circle of ill-health among them. Most Liberians have suffered untimely death from preventable diseases acquired from the environment. The need to identify solutions to such undesirable events cannot be overemphasized. Liberians, on many occasions, interact with the environment in an unhealthy manner. An observation has been done over the years relative to understanding the behaviours of community dwellers in Liberia towards situations in the environment. The mathematical method that was used to calculate the prevalence of vicious circle of ill-health was thoroughly brainstormed to fit the existing health indicators used in the concept relative to the established formula for calculating prevalence rate. The concept serves as a basis for further research initiatives to test the applicability of the concept in Liberian communities. A survey tool was developed to collect data on vicious circle of ill-health. Constructs from Socio Ecological Model (SEM) and Health Belief Model (HBM) were highlighted to provide solutions to vicious circle of ill-health by effectively utilizing their applications and concepts. FOAP Concept of Vicious Circle of Ill-health has been developed to help citizens of Liberia improve their overall health and well-being by adapting its ideas, concepts and practices. It is meant to assist them avoid unhealthy environmental practices ?both abstract and visible - for the prevention and/or control of vicious circle of ill-health or preventable diseases.


Keywords: Vicious Circle of Ill-health, Unhealthy Environment, Prevalence of Vicious Circle of Ill-health, Health Indicator, and Ill-health


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021,


Pages: 108 - 113


How to Cite this Article?

Forkpah Pewee, "FOAP Concept of Vicious Circle of Ill-Health: A basis for Resolving Unhealthy Environmental Practices in Liberian Communities", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21728233819, Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021, 108 - 113

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