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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2017, Article ID 4683189, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4683189
Research Article

Health Behaviour among Nurses Working in Public Hospitals in Kakamega County, Kenya

1Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Kenyatta University, GPO 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
2School of Medicine, Kenyatta University, GPO 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
3Department of Health Management and Informatics, School of Public Health, Kenyatta University, GPO 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Correspondence should be addressed to Mchidi Kiguhe Nebert; moc.liamg@yllentreben

Received 27 July 2017; Accepted 31 October 2017; Published 31 December 2017

Academic Editor: Lesley Wilkes

Copyright © 2017 Mchidi Kiguhe Nebert et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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