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Cynthia Pomaa Akuoko (Dr.)

Cynthia Pomaa Akuoko (Dr.)

Dean Faculty of Health and Applied Science | HOD Department of Nursing | Lecturer

Educational Background

  • PhD (Nursing),
  • MSc. (Clinical Nursing), King’s University College, London, 2012:
  • BSc. (Nursing), KNUST: 2009
  • Registered General Nurse KNUST: 20103. Community Service
Community Service
  • November 2013 to date: Department Indexing Officer
  • July 15, 2015 to date: Member, CSUC Outreach team

Research Interests

  • Cancer/Oncology Nursing,
  • Infection Prevention
  • supportive and palliative care
  • General nursing
  • Nursing education


  1. Atakro, C. A., Atakro, A., Akuoko, C. P., Aboagye, J. S., Blay, A. A., Boatemaa, S., . . . Garti, I. (2020). Knowledge, attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers of Evidence-based Practice among Registered Nurses in a Ghanaian Teaching Hospital. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 100204. doi: 10.1016/j.ijans.2020.100204
  2. Benson, R. B., Cobbold, B., Boamah, E. O., Akuoko, C. P., & Boateng, D. (2020). Challenges, Coping Strategies, and Social Support among Breast Cancer Patients in Ghana. Advances in Public Health, 4817932. doi: 10.1155/2020/4817932
  3. Akuoko, C. P. (2019). Bacterial Reduction of Hand Contamination: Hand Rubbing with Alcohol-Based Solution or Hand Washing with Soap and Water? Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 67, 66-71. doi: 10.7176/JHMN/67-09
  4. Atakro, C. A., Armah, E., Atakro, A., Ahenkora, K., Addo, S. B., Aboagye, J. S., Blay, A. A., Akuoko, P. & Gross, J. (2019). Patient Participation in Nursing Care: Views from Ghanaian Nurses, Nursing Students, and Patients. SAGE Open Nursing, 5, 2377960819880761. doi:10.1177/2377960819880761
  5. Adewuyi, E. O., Auta, A., Khanal, V., Bamidele, O. D., Akuoko, C. P., Adefemi, K., . . . Zhao, Y. (2018). Prevalence and factors associated with underutilization of antenatal care services in Nigeria: A comparative study of rural and urban residences based on the 2013 Nigeria demographic and health survey. PloS one, 13(5), e0197324. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0197324
  6. Atakro, C. A., Gross, J., Sarpong, T., Armah, E., & Akuoko, C. P. (2018). Qualitative inquiry into Registered General Nurses’ experiences in the emergency centre. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 8(1), 16-20. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2017.08.007
  7. Amankwaa, I., Boateng, D., Quansah, D. Y., Akuoko, C. P., & Evans, C. (2018). Effectiveness of short message services and voice call interventions for antiretroviral therapy adherence and other outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 13(9), e0204091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204091
  8. Akuoko, C. P., Armah, E., Sarpong, T., Quansah, D. Y., Amankwaa, I., & Boateng, D. (2017). Barriers to early presentation and diagnosis of breast cancer among African women living in sub-Saharan Africa. PloS one, 12(2), e0171024. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171024
  9. Akuoko, C. P. (2017). Quality of Breast Cancer Information on the Internet by African Organizations: An Appraisal. International Journal of Breast Cancer, 2017, 9. doi:10.1155/2017/2026979

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Ghana (NMC)
  • African Palliative Care Association (APCA)
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
  • International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)
  • International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC)
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
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