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DR. FRANCISCA ONGECHA

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Title/Qualifications: Dr./ MBChB,  M.Med (Psychiatry)
Department/Unit/Section: Medicine, Therapeutics, Dermatology & Psychiatry
Contact Address: P. O. Box 34646-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA
Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Psychiatry
Research Interests: Psychotrauma, Substance use related issues & Research management, HIV /AIDS & women’s mental health, medical education

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Conference Presentation

  • Dr. FA Ongecha Owuor, Substance abuse among Motor vehicle accidents survivors attending Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, ARUSHA, TANZANIA, 2004
  • Poster-Dr. FA Ongecha Owuor, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among motor vehicle accident survivors attending orthopaedic clinic, Nairobi, Kenya, USA, MARYLAND, 2010

Research

  • Prof. David Ndetei/Dr. Francisca Ongecha/ Dr. Donald Kokonya/Ms. Victoria Mutiso-Nairobi Psychotherapy Institute, 2001-2003, ‘The Information, Needs and Resources Analysis (INRA) Survey’, to establish Kenya’s capacity for collecting information on drug abuse
  • Dr. Francisca Ongecha    2004    Posttraumatic stress disorder among motor vehicle accident survivors (MVA) attending the orthopaedic and trauma clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi Kenya
  • Prof. Ndetei, Dr. Francisca Ongecha, Dr. Kokonya, Ms. Victoria Mutiso, Mr. Gideon Odhiambo(Africa Mental Health Foundation), 2004, ‘Linkages between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS in Kenya”
  • Africa Mental Health Foundation, 2004, Audit of Psychiatric Morbidity among in-patients at Mathari Hospital
  • Africa Mental Health Foundation, 2005, ‘Mental health issues and associated factors among students in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya”, 2005.

PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS:
Psychotrauma

1. Ongecha-Owuor FA., Kathuku D., Othieno C., and Ndetei D.M. Posttraumatic stress disorder among motor vehicle accident survivors (MVA) attending the orthopaedic and trauma clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi Kenya . East Africa Medical journal, 2004, 80,356-362.

2. Ndetei D.M, Gakinya B., Ongecha FA., Omar A., Othieno C., Mutiso V. et al. Traumatic grief among bereaved parents of a school fire tragedy, World psychiatric Journal, 2004,3,50-53.

3. Ndetei DM., Ongecha-Owuor F., Khasakhala L., Mutiso V., Odhiambo G., and Kokonya D. Traumatic experiences of Kenyan secondary school students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2007, 19(2): 147– 155.

4. Ndetei DM., Ongecha-Owuor F., Khasakhala L., Syanda J., Mutiso V., Othieno CJ., Odhiambo G., and Kokonya D. Bullying in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2007, 19(1): 45–55

Substance abuse
1. Ongecha-Owuor FA., Kathuku D., Othieno C. Patterns of substance use among MVA survivors attending the orthopaedic and trauma clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.----A paper presented at the 6th World Regional Psychiatric Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, 2004.

2. Ndetei D.M., Ongecha F., Malow R.M., Onyancha J., Mutiso V., Kokonya D.A., Khasakhala L., and Odhiambo G. Next Priorities for Intervention in Kenya: Results from a Cohort Study on Drug Use, HIV and HCV Patterns in Five Urban Areas. International Psychology Reporter, 10, 16-19, winter 2006.

3. Were T., Wesongah J.O., Munde E., Ouma C., Kahiga T.M., Ongecha-Owuor F., Kiarie, J., Ahmed A., Makokha E.P., Budambala V. Clinical chemistry profiles in injection heroin users from Coastal Region, Kenya: BMC Clinical Pathology 2014, 14:32

HIV&Women

1. Roxby AC, Matemo D, Drake AL, Kinuthia John-Stewart G. Ongecha-Owuor, F. Kiarie J,and FarquharC. Pregnant Women and Disclosure to Sexual Partners After Testing HIV-1–Seropositive During Antenatal Care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 January; 27(1): 33–37.

2. Alison C. Roxby, Alison L. Drake, Francisca Ongecha-Owuor et al, Effects of Valacyclovir on Markers of Disease Progression in Postpartum Women Co-Infected with HIV-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus-2 . Plos ONE . 2012; vol 7 (6)

3. Drake AL. Roxby AC. Ongecha-Owuor F, et al. Valacyclovir suppressive therapy reduces plasma and breast milk HIV-1 RNA levels during pregnancy and postpartum: A randomized trial. J Infect Dis. 2012;205:366–375

Others

1. Ndetei DM., Khasakhala L., Maru H., Pizzo M., Mutiso V. ,Ongecha-Owuor FA., and Kokonya D. Clinical epidemiology in patients admitted at Mathari Psychiatric Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2008) xx: 1–7.

2. Ndetei DM., Khasakhala L., Ongecha-Owuor F., Kuria M., Mutiso V., Syanda J., and Kokonya D. Attitudes toward Psychiatry:A Survey of Medical Students at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Academic Psychiatry, 32:2, March-April 2008 http://ap.psychiatryonline.org

3. DM Ndetei, FA Ongecha, V Mutiso, M Kuria, LI Khasakhala, DA Kokonya The challenges of human resources in mental health in Kenya. S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2007; 10:33-36.

4. Ndetei DM., Khasakhala L., Ongecha F., Mutiso V., and Kokonya D. Outcome of a working diagnosis of “psychosis” in relation to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria in a Kenyan in-patient cohort at Mathari hospital, Nairobi
African Health Sciences 2007; 7(4): 197-201. 1.

5. Ndetei D.M., Othieno C.J, Mutiso V., Ongecha FA., Kokonya D.A., Omar A., Gakinya B., and Mwangi J. Psychometric properties of an African Symptoms Check List Scale: The Ndetei-Othieno-Kathuku Scale. East Afircan Medical Journal, 2006, 83, 280-287.


CHAPTERS IN SCHOLARLY BOOKS:

(A) Author of Sixteen (16) chapters in THE AFRICAN TEXTBOOK OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH. Editor: Professor David Musyimi Ndetei, Assisted by Prof. Christopher P. Szabo, Prof. Tarek Okasha and Dr. John Mburu Together with: Dr. Benson Gakinya, Prof. Gad Kilonzo, Prof. Duncan Ngare, Dr. Anne Obondo, Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor, Prof. Ruthie Rono, Prof. Mohamedi Boy Sebit, Dr. Musisi Seggane Published by The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF 2006)

List of the Chapters
1. Chapter 6: STIGMA AND MENTAL DISORDERS – Page 20
Authors: Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya), Dr. Lincoln Khasakhala (Kenya) and Dr. Francisca Ongecha Owuor (Kenya)

2. Chapter 13: COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS-page 65. Authors: Anne Obondo, Lincoln Khasakhala, David M. Ndetei, Victoria Mutiso, Francisca Ongecha-Owuor

3. Chapter 16: CRISIS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT – Page 80
Authors: Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya), Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya), Dr. Abdulreshid Abdullahi Bekry (Ethiopia) and Prof. Ruthie Rono (Kenya)

4. Chapter 17: CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DEBRIEFING (PSYCHOLOGICAL DEBRIEFING) – Page 85
Authors: Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya) and Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya)

5. Chapter 24: NEUROANATOMY AND PSYCHIATRY– Page 125
Authors: Dr. John Mburu (Kenya), Dr. Francisca Ongecha (Kenya), Dr. Benson Gakinya (Kenya) and Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya)

6. Chapter 25: PSYCHO-NEUROCHEMISTRY – Page 134
Authors: Dr. Francisca Ongecha (Kenya), Dr. John Mburu (Kenya) and Dr. Benson Gakinya (Kenya)

7. Chapter 26: PSYCHOENDOCRINOLOGY– Page 142
Authors: Dr. Francisca Ongecha (Kenya), Dr. John Mburu (Kenya) and Dr. Benson Gakinya (Kenya)

8. Chapter 27: PSYCHO-NEUROLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS– Page 144
Authors: Dr. Benson Gakinya Dr. John Mburu (Kenya) and Dr. Francisca Ongecha (Kenya)

9. Chapter 28: GENETICS OF MENTAL DISORDERS– Page 147
Authors: Dr. John Mburu (Kenya), (Kenya), Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya) and Dr. Benson Gakinya (Kenya

10. Chapter 30: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY – Page 156
Authors: Dr. John Mburu (Kenya), Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya), Dr. Benson Gakinya (Kenya) and Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya)

11. Chapter 31: PSYCHIATRIC INTERVIEW, ASSESSMENT AND CLASSIFICATION – Page 162
Authors: Prof. D M Ndetei (Kenya), Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya), Dr. John Mburu (Kenya) and Dr. Benson Gakinya (Kenya)

12. Chapter 35: ALCOHOL AND OTHER SUBSTANCE RELATED DISORDERS – Page 228
Authors: David Basangwa (Uganda), Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya), Dr. Mary Kuria (Kenya), Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya), Dr. Abdulreshid Abdullahi

13. Chapter 36: SEXUAL DISORDERS, PARAPHILIAS AND GENDER ISSUES – Page 154
Authors: Mrumbi (Tanzania), Prof. David M. Ndtetei (Kenya), Prof. Emilio Ovuga (Uganda), Dr. Anne Obondo (Kenya), De. Benson Gakinya (Kenya) and Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya)


14. Chapter 41: HIV/AIDS NEUROPSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH ASPECTS – Page 320
Authors: Dr. Seggane Musisi (Uganda), Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya), Prof. Emilio Ovuga (Uganda), Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya) and Prof. Gad Kilonzo (Tanzania)

15. Chapter 60 PSYCHOPHARMACOTHERAPY – Page 478
Authors: Dr. John Mburu (Kenya), Dr. Nelly Kitazi (Kenya), Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya), and Dr. Seggane Musisi (Uganda)

16. Chapter 72: ETHICS IN PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH – Page 559
Authors: Margaret Hogan (Tanzania), Prof. Gad Kilonzo (Tanzania) Prof. David M. Ndetei (Kenya), Prof. MB Sebit (Tanzania) and Dr. Francisca Ongecha-Owuor (Kenya)

 Affiliation to Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Medical Association
  • Kenya Psychiatric Association
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

 

 

 

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