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Dr. Chizoma Ndikom
University of Ibadan

Dr. Chizoma Ndikom is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Masters of Science degrees in both Nursing and Medical Sociology, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing from the University of Ibadan. She also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Warwick University, Coventry, UK. She is a Specialist in Maternal and child health nursing with special interest in Women’s Health. Her research focus is mainly on strategies to prevent mortality among children and women through enhancing uptake of preventive health services, such as maternal and child health and cervical cancer screening services.

She primarily teaches Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Reproductive Health, and Midwifery. She is also involved in the supervision of student research projects at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She plays many roles in enhancing the quality of nursing education and improving child and adolescent health as well as in the care of the child-bearing family. Her academic and professional preparation as a nurse educator, maternal and child health nurse specialist, as well as a medical sociologist has positioned her to contribute maximally in reducing the challenges faced by women and children through research. She has published several articles relating to women and children in various peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the Cochrane Collaboration, pregnancy and childbirth group, Oncology Nursing Society, and Sigma Teta Tau (Honors Society of Nursing), among others. She has functioned as a Principal Investigator in various research projects and has published a systematic review.


Ndikom, C.M. (2007). Educational Empowerment of Women: A Major Tool in the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals of Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality in Nigeria. International Journal of Development Studies Vol. 4. No. 1, 16-24.

Olanisimi, B.O. and Ndikom, C.M. (2008). A Study of Anxiety on First Time Pregnant Women in Ibadan. International Journal of Development Studies Vol. 6. No 1, 43-48.

Ndikom, C.M. and Fawole, A.O. (2009). Evidence based measures for reduction of maternal and child mortality in developing countries. African Journal of Midwifery and women’s Health Vol. 3. No. 4, 199-204.

Ndikom, C. M. (2010). Pattern of Uptake of Maternal Health Services in a Rural Community in Nigeria. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health Vol. 4. No.3, 16:139 – 145.

Ndikom, C.M, Ndikom O. B. (2012) Perceived Role of Counselling on Adolescents’ Career Decision Making in Selected Schools in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State. African Journal of Nursing and Health Issues Vol. 2 No. 2, 31-42.

Rhaji, F.R. and Ndikom, C.M. (2013): Factors Influencing Compliance with Immunization Regimen among Mothers in Ibadan, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science Vol. 10. No. 10, 1-9.

Ndikom, C. (2014). Psychosocial Implications of Post Partum Haemorrhage and Maternal Mortality. African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol. 17 No.1, 21-27

Ndikom, C.M., Modupe O. Oyetunde, M.O. and Ifeoluwapo O. Kolawole, I.O. (2015). Availability and utilization of skilled attendants for child birth: implications for maternal and human resources development in Nigeria. African Journal of Nursing and Health Issues. Volume 6(2): 134-147

Ogunyomi, M.T. and Ndikom, C.M. (2016). Perceived Factors Influencing the Utilization of Traditional Birth Attendants in Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care Vol. 28 No. 2, 40-48

Ndikom, C.M., Ojoye, T.O. and Nkwonta, C.A. (2017). Factors Influencing the Choice of Health Care Provider during Childbirth by Women in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Caring Sciences Vol. 10 No.1, 511-521

Adebo, O., Dairo, D, Ndikom C.M. and Adejumo, P. O (2017) Knowledge and uptake of folic acid among pregnant women attending a secondary health facility in Ibadan. British Journal of Midwifery Vol. 25 No. 6, 358- 364

Ndikom, C.M., Ogungbenro, F.A. and Ojeleye, O.A. (2017) Perception and Practice of Female Genital Cutting among Mothers in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Nursing and Health Science. Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 71-80.

Ndikom C.M. and Obo, P.I. (2017) Perception, Acceptance and Uptake of Human papillomavirus Vaccine among Female Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria. African Journal of Biomedical Research Vol. 20, No.3, 237- 244

Ndikom, C.M., Ojo, O.C., and Ogbeye, G.B. (2018) Women’s Choice, Satisfaction, and Compliance with Contraceptive Methods in Selected Hospitals of Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health. 2018; Vol 6No1: 1113-1121. DOI:10.22038/jmrh.2017.9655

Rahji, F. R., Ndikom, C. M., and Oluwatosin O. A. (2018) Knowledge, Perception and Utilization of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses among Health Care Workers in Selected Primary Health Care Facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Research Journal Vol 1No5: 44-55.

Ndikom, C. M., Okpalaeke, M-H. (2019) Umbilical cord separation time: chlorhexidine vs methylated-spirit. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Vol.13.No.3

Ndikom, C. M., Okpalaeke, M-H. and Kellu Umar Bulama, K. U. (2019) Incidence of umbilical cord infection in neonates receiving 7.1% chlorhexidine gel and methylated-spirit in Ibadan. Journal of Neonatal Nursing Vol 25, Issue 1, 20-25

Ndikom, C. M. and Ologunye, B. F. (2019) Breastfeeding Education and Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices Among Mothers in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. LAUTECH Journal of Nursing Vol 5: 56-62

Ojo, O. O., Ndikom, C. M., and Alabi, P. I. (2020) Predictors of the usage of contraceptive implants among women of reproductive age in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene. Vol 61: E39-E47

Ndikom, C.M., Oluwatosin, F., and Oluwatosin O. A. (2020) Umbilical Cord Care Knowledge and Practices of Mothers attending Selected Primary Health Care Centres in Ibadan, Nigeria International Journal of Caring Sciences Vol 13No1: 143-151


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