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Irene Akua Agyepong

Irene Akua Agyepong

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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities D-index 32 Citations 5,473 84 World Ranking 3933 National Ranking 1

Overview

What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Health care
  • Management
  • Social science

Her primary areas of study are Public health, Health policy, Environmental health, Health care and Focus group. Her study in Public health is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Life expectancy, Mental health and Double burden. Her studies deal with areas such as Health services research, Policy implementation, Science policy and Social research as well as Health policy.

Her Environmental health research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Developing country, Child mortality, Adolescent health and Health equity. The concepts of her Health care study are interwoven with issues in Service delivery framework and Quality management. Her study looks at the relationship between Service delivery framework and fields such as Poverty, as well as how they intersect with chemical problems.

Her most cited work include:

  • Republished research: Implementation research: what it is and how to do it: Implementation research is a growing but not well understood field of health research that can contribute to more effective public health and clinical policies and programmes. This article provides a broad definition of implementation research and outlines key principles for how to do it (455 citations)
  • Public social policy development and implementation: a case study of the Ghana National Health Insurance scheme (248 citations)
  • Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: Framing the Questions (214 citations)

What are the main themes of her work throughout her whole career to date?

Irene Akua Agyepong mostly deals with Health policy, Economic growth, Health care, Nursing and Public health. Her Health policy study combines topics in areas such as Developing country, Health services research, Health administration and Public relations. Her study in the field of Global health is also linked to topics like Accountability.

Her research in Health care intersects with topics in Psychological intervention, Poverty and Marketing. She usually deals with Nursing and limits it to topics linked to Focus group and Program evaluation and Qualitative research. Her Public health study incorporates themes from Quality management, Implementation research, Family medicine and Environmental health.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Health policy (25.83%)
  • Economic growth (17.50%)
  • Health care (17.50%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Public relations (17.50%)
  • Context (12.50%)
  • Global health (7.50%)

In recent papers she was focusing on the following fields of study:

Irene Akua Agyepong mainly investigates Public relations, Context, Global health, Psychological intervention and Health care. Her Public relations research includes elements of Sense of community, Voluntarism and Public health. Specifically, her work in Public health is concerned with the study of Health services research.

Her Global health research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Environmental health, Health policy, Population health and Health promotion. Her Psychological intervention research integrates issues from Intervention and Adolescent health. Her work on Essential medicines as part of general Health care research is often related to Constitution, White elephant and Ideology, thus linking different fields of science.

Between 2017 and 2021, her most popular works were:

  • Countdown to 2030: tracking progress towards universal coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (127 citations)
  • Addressing the fragmentation of global health: the Lancet Commission on synergies between universal health coverage, health security, and health promotion. (15 citations)
  • The G20 and development assistance for health: historical trends and crucial questions to inform a new era. (11 citations)

In her most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Management
  • Health care
  • Social science

Her main research concerns Global health, Economic growth, Context, Health promotion and Psychological intervention. Her studies in Global health integrate themes in fields like Health policy and Reproductive health. Her work in the fields of Low and middle income countries, Patient participation, International health and Developing country overlaps with other areas such as Tropical medicine.

Her Health promotion study is focused on Public health in general. Many of her studies on Public health apply to Public relations as well. The various areas that she examines in her Psychological intervention study include Health equity, Adolescent health, Child mortality and Environmental health.

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Best Publications

Republished research: Implementation research: what it is and how to do it: Implementation research is a growing but not well understood field of health research that can contribute to more effective public health and clinical policies and programmes. This article provides a broad definition of implementation research and outlines key principles for how to do it

David H Peters;Taghreed Adam;Olakunle Alonge;Irene Akua Agyepong.
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2014)

674 Citations

Public social policy development and implementation: a case study of the Ghana National Health Insurance scheme

Irene Akua Agyepong;Sam Adjei.
Health Policy and Planning (2007)

366 Citations

Building the field of health policy and systems research: social science matters.

Lucy Gilson;Lucy Gilson;Kara Hanson;Kabir Sheikh;Irene Akua Agyepong.
PLOS Medicine (2011)

335 Citations

Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: Framing the Questions

Kabir Sheikh;Lucy Gilson;Lucy Gilson;Irene Akua Agyepong;Kara Hanson.
PLOS Medicine (2011)

320 Citations

Equity aspects of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: Who is enrolling, who is not and why?

Caroline Jehu-Appiah;Genevieve Aryeetey;Ernst Spaan;Thomas de Hoop.
Social Science & Medicine (2011)

288 Citations

Household perceptions and their implications for enrolment in the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana

Caroline Jehu-Appiah;Genevieve Aryeetey;Irene Agyepong;Ernst Spaan.
Health Policy and Planning (2012)

237 Citations

Malaria: ethnomedical perceptions and practice in an Adangbe farming community and implications for control.

Irene Akua Agyepong.
Social Science & Medicine (1992)

219 Citations

Health worker (internal customer) satisfaction and motivation in the public sector in Ghana.

Irene Akua Agyepong;Patricia Anafi;Ebenezer Asiamah;Evelyn K. Ansah.
International Journal of Health Planning and Management (2004)

210 Citations

Building the field of health policy and systems research: an agenda for action.

Sara Bennett;Irene Akua Agyepong;Kabir Sheikh;Kara Hanson.
PLOS Medicine (2011)

177 Citations

Improving adherence to malaria treatment for children: the use of pre-packed chloroquine tablets vs. chloroquine syrup.

E. K. Ansah;J. O. Gyapong;I. A. Agyepong;D. B. Evans.
Tropical Medicine & International Health (2001)

159 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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