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Publication date: 13 September 2011

Temitope K. Bello, Ibiyemi Olayiwola and Chineze Agbon

There are no adequate records on the nutrition of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. This paper aims to rectify this.

Abstract

Purpose

There are no adequate records on the nutrition of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. This paper aims to rectify this.

Design/methodology/approach

Purposive sampling technique was used to select 200 PLWHA respondents at the Federal Medical Center Idiaba, Abeokuta. A pre‐tested questionnaire was used to collect information on the subjects’ socio‐demographic characteristics and health status of respondents. A three day 24‐hour recall was used to assess the food intake of the subjects. Adequacy of nutrient intake was assessed as a percentage of the recommended dietary allowance. Packed cell volume (PCV) estimation was investigated using a sub‐sample of 100 respondents.

Findings

The values obtained were compared with WHO/UNICEF/UNU reference values. The mean PCV for the 33 men was 31.9±6.62 while the mean value for the remaining 67 females was 29.4±4.87, which was below the reference values. A positive correlation was obtained between the PCV and energy intake (r=0.528, 33; p<0.01) as well as serum iron (r=0.474; p<0.01).

Practical implications

This study suggests that a healthy diet that is adequate in terms of energy, protein, fat, and other essential nutrients should be promoted in Nigeria as a key component of positive living for people with HIV.

Originality/value

This paper may be the first to evaluate the nutrient intake and health status of HIV/AIDS patients in Abeokuta, Nigeria

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 41 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 17 October 2016

Rotimi Boluwatife Abidoye and Albert P.C. Chan

The emerging trend in the global real estate valuation practice has led to the development of advanced valuation approaches to replace the traditional methods. The purpose…

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Purpose

The emerging trend in the global real estate valuation practice has led to the development of advanced valuation approaches to replace the traditional methods. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent to which real estate valuers practicing in Nigeria are aware and use these advanced approaches in real estate valuation practice.

Design/methodology/approach

Both traditional and advanced approaches were identified from the literature. An online-based questionnaire survey was administered on estate surveyors and valuers to measure their level of awareness and frequency of use of the identified valuation approaches. The feedback was collated and analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis.

Findings

The professionals are mostly aware of the traditional methods and always use the “sales comparison method” in practice. In contrast, they are not very aware of the advanced approaches and hence, only use the hedonic pricing model occasionally in practice.

Research limitations/implications

The study only focuses on the Lagos metropolis, a nationwide survey will produce more comfortable generalizable findings.

Practical implications

This is a wake-up call for the real estate regulatory bodies and indeed all the real estate professionals in Nigeria to embrace the use of the advanced valuation approaches in practice, in order to remain relevant in the international real estate practice.

Originality/value

Implementation of the recommendations of this study could help position the Nigerian real estate professionals and the industry for a global exposition.

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Property Management, vol. 34 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 4 July 2016

Rotimi Boluwatife Abidoye and Albert P.C. Chan

Real estate property has been established as a composite good, and its value is determined by many variables. The heterogeneous nature of real estate property has made…

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Purpose

Real estate property has been established as a composite good, and its value is determined by many variables. The heterogeneous nature of real estate property has made different stakeholders value these variables differently. Therefore, this study aims to identify and evaluate these sets of variables which influence residential property value in the Lagos metropolis property market, Nigeria, based on professional valuers’ perception.

Design/methodology/approach

A list of variables that influences property value was generated through literature review, and the list was used to design an online questionnaire that was administered to valuers practicing in the metropolis. The valuers were asked to rank these variables in order of significance. Their response was analysed to establish the mean score of each variable that depicts their level of significance.

Findings

In order of importance, property location, neighbourhood characteristics, property state of repair, size of property, availability of neighbourhood security and age of property are the most highly significant variables that are influential on the property value in the Lagos metropolis.

Practical implications

The findings of this study will inform all existing and prospective real estate stakeholders, including facility managers of the major determinants of the value of their investments and, at the same time, will be a tool for valuers and researchers in property value modelling.

Originality/value

This study is the first attempt to develop a framework of property value determinants in this research area in Nigeria.

Details

Journal of Facilities Management, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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