Elialilia S. Okello

  1. Is the glass half full or half empty? A qualitative exploration on treatment practices and perceived barriers to biomedical care for patients with nodding syndrome in post-conflict northern Uganda. Mwaka AD, Okello ES, Abbo C, Odwong FO, Olango W, Etolu JW, Oriyabuzu R, Lagoro DK, Mutamba BB, Idro R, Opar BT, Aceng JR, Lukwago A, Neema S. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Aug 29;8:386. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1323-5.
  1. Symptomatic presentation with cervical cancer in Uganda: a qualitative study assessing the pathways to diagnosis in a low-income country. Mwaka AD, Okello ES, Wabinga H, Walter FM. BMC Womens Health. 2015;15:15. doi: 10.1186/s12905-015-0167-4. Epub 2015 Feb 18.
  1. Explanatory models and help-seeking behavior: Pathways to psychiatric care among patients admitted for depression in Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Okello ES, Neema S. Qual Health Res. 2007 Jan;17(1):14-25.
  1. Barriers to biomedical care and use of traditional medicines for treatment of cervical cancer: an exploratory qualitative study in northern Uganda. Mwaka AD, Okello ES, Orach CG. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2015 Jul;24(4):503-13. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12211. Epub 2014 Jun 13.
  1. Understanding cervical cancer: an exploration of lay perceptions, beliefs and knowledge about cervical cancer among the Acholi in northern Uganda. Mwaka AD, Okello ES, Kiguli J, Rutebemberwa E. BMC Womens Health. 2014 Jul 15;14:84. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-14-84.
  1. Caregivers’ experiences with major depression concealed by physical illness in patients recruited from central Ugandan Primary Health Care Centers. Muhwezi WW, Okello ES, Neema S, Musisi S. Qual Health Res. 2008 Aug;18(8):1096-114. doi: 10.1177/1049732308320038.
  1. Effect of brief training on reliability and applicability of Global Assessment of functioning scale by Psychiatric clinical officers in Uganda. Abbo C, Okello ES, Nakku J. Afr Health Sci. 2013 Mar;13(1):78-81. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v13i1.11.
  1. Mental health literacy among secondary school students in North and Central Uganda: a qualitative study. Okello ES, Abbo C, Muhwezi WW, Akello G, Ovuga E. World Cult Psychiatry Res Rev. 2014 Dec 1;9(3):70-80.
  1. Naturalistic outcome of treatment of psychosis by traditional healers in Jinja and Iganga districts, Eastern Uganda – a 3- and 6 months follow up. Abbo C, Okello ES, Musisi S, Waako P, Ekblad S. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2012 Sep 8;6(1):13. doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-6-13.
  1. The prevalence and severity of mental illnesses handled by traditional healers in two districts in Uganda. Abbo C, Ekblad S, Waako P, Okello E, Musisi S. Afr Health Sci. 2009 Aug 1;9 Suppl 1:S16-22.
  1. Doctoral training in Uganda: evaluation of mentoring best practices at Makerere university college of health sciences. Nakanjako D, Katamba A, Kaye DK, Okello E, Kamya MR, Sewankambo N, Mayanja-Kizza H. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jan 13;14:9. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-9.
  1. The role of depression in work-related outcomes of HIV treatment in Uganda. Wagner GJ, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Slaughter M, Akena D, Nakasujja N, Okello E, Musisi S. Int J Behav Med. 2014 Dec;21(6):946-55. doi: 10.1007/s12529-013-9379-x.
  1. Psychological distress and associated factors among the attendees of traditional healing practices in Jinja and Iganga districts, Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study. Abbo C, Ekblad S, Waako P, Okello E, Muhwezi W, Musisi S. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2008 Dec 23;2(1):16. doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-2-16.
  1. Undergraduate students’ contributions to health service delivery through community-based education: A qualitative study by the MESAU Consortium in Uganda. Atuyambe LM, Baingana RK, Kibira SP, Katahoire A, Okello E, Mafigiri DK, Ayebare F, Oboke H, Acio C, Muggaga K, Mbalinda S, Nabaggala R, Ruzaaza G, Arubaku W, Mary S, Akera P, Tumwine JK, Peters DH, Sewankambo NK. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Apr 25;16:123. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0626-0.
  1. Effect of school-based human papillomavirus (hpv) vaccination on adolescent girls’ knowledge and acceptability of the HPV vaccine in Ibanda District in Uganda. Turiho AK, Okello ES, Muhwezi WW, Harvey S, Byakika-Kibwika P, Meya D, Katahoire AR. Afr J Reprod Health. 2014 Dec;18(4):45-53.
  1. Gaps and gains from engaging districts stakeholders for community-based health professions education in Uganda: a qualitative study. Okello ES, Nankumbi J, Ruzaaza GN, Bakengesa E, Gumikiriza J, Arubaku W, Acio C, Samantha M, Matte M. Perspect Med Educ. 2015 Dec;4(6):314-22. doi: 10.1007/s40037-015-0228-2.
  1. Depression and sexual risk behaviour among clients about to start HIV antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. Musisi S, Wagner GJ, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Nakasujja N, Dickens A, Okello E. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Feb;25(2):130-7. doi: 10.1177/0956462413495186. Epub 2013 Jul 19.
  1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Adolescent Girls’ Knowledge and Sexuality in Western Uganda: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study. Turiho AK, Muhwezi WW, Okello ES, Tumwesigye NM, Banura C, Katahoire AR. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 1;10(9):e0137094. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137094. eCollection 2015.
  1. Qualitative study of the influence of antidepressants on the psychological health of patients on antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. Okello ES, Ngo VK, Ryan G, Musisi S, Akena D, Nakasujja N, Wagner G. Afr J AIDS Res. 2012 Mar;11(1):37-44. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2012.671260.
  1. Gender-based profiling of Quality of Life (QOL) of primary health care (PHC) attendees in central Uganda: a cross sectional analysis. Muhwezi WW, Okello ES, Turiho AK. Afr Health Sci. 2010 Dec;10(4):374-85.
  1. Stakeholder perceptions of mental health stigma and poverty in Uganda. Ssebunnya J, Kigozi F, Lund C, Kizza D, Okello E. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2009 Mar 31;9:5. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-9-5.
  1. Medical Education for Equitable Services for All Ugandans (MESAU) consortium: development and achievements. Mafigiri DK, Ayebare F, Baingana RK, Okello E, Sewankambo NK. Acad Med. 2014 Aug;89(8 Suppl):S65-8. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000333.
  1. Lay concepts of depression among the Baganda of Uganda: a pilot study. Okello ES, Ekblad S. Transcult Psychiatry. 2006 Jun;43(2):287-313.
  1. The role of psycho-education in improving outcome at a general hospital psychiatry clinic in Uganda. Prost E, Musisi S, Okello ES, Hopman WM. Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg). 2013 Jul;16(4):264-70. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajpsy.v16i4.35.
  1. Depression and its Relationship to Work Status and Income Among HIV Clients in Uganda. Wagner GJ, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Dickens A, Nakasujja N, Okello E, Luyirika E, Musisi S. World J AIDS. 2012;2(3):126-134.
  1. Sexual risk behaviours and sexual abuse in persons with severe mental illness in Uganda: a qualitative study. Lundberg P, Johansson E, Okello E, Allebeck P, Thorson A. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029748. Epub 2012 Jan 9.
  1. “If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and Uganda. Flax VL, Yourkavitch J, Okello ES, Kadzandira J, Katahoire AR, Munthali AC. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 8;12(6):e0178298. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178298. eCollection 2017.
  1. Excessive bleeding is a normal cleansing process: a qualitative study of postpartum haemorrhage among rural Uganda women. Ononge S, Okello ES, Mirembe F. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Aug 8;16(1):211. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1014-9.
  1. Perinatal mental health care in a rural African district, Uganda: a qualitative study of barriers, facilitators and needs. Nakku JE, Okello ES, Kizza D, Honikman S, Ssebunnya J, Ndyanabangi S, Hanlon C, Kigozi F. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jul 22;16:295. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1547-7.
  1. Alcohol, Substance Use and Psychosocial Competence of Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Uganda: A Cross Sectional Survey. Abbo C, Okello ES, Muhwezi W, Akello G, Ovuga E. Int Neuropsychiatr Dis J. 2016;7(2):25387.
  1. Psychological reactions of adolescent schoolgirls to human papillomavirus vaccination in western Uganda: A comparative cross-sectional study. Turiho AK, Okello ES, Muhwezi WW, Nakasujja N, Katahoire AR. Health Psychol Open. 2015 Sep 8;2(2):2055102915602910. doi: 10.1177/2055102915602910. eCollection 2015 Jul.