Dr. Eniola O. CADMUS



Name: Eniola O. CADMUS

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Community Medicine

Phone Number: +2348023060510

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Brief Biography:

Dr Eniola Olubukola Cadmus I received a medical degree (MB; BS) and a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) in community health from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She also has an MPH (Health Promotion) with an emphasis in tobacco control) from the University of Pretoria. Dr Cadmus is a Fellow and an examiner of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP-Community Health).

Presently, she is a lecturer in the Rehabilitative and Social Medicine Unit of the Department of Community Medicine, University of Ibadan. She is also an honorary consultant at the first specialised centre for older persons in Nigeria, the Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre (CTAGC). Dr Cadmus’research and publications span issues related to healthy ageing and its determinants, long-term care provisions for older persons and elder abuse. She is the team leader of the Community Geriatrics Unit at the CTAGC. The unit aims to promote the health and well-being of older persons both within the health facility and, more importantly, in the community.

Previous relevant experience working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) include membership in the WHO Expert Meeting on Violence Against Older Women and being a part-time tutor for the online learning programme on healthy ageing for impact in the 21st century. She is presently a member of the guideline development group on WHO guidelines on primary chronic low back pain in adulthood. She is also an educator on the REmote Consulting in Primary Health Care (REaCH) project. The project aims to determine the trustworthiness and safety of remote consulting in primary healthcare for African chronic disease populations.

Dr Cadmus possesses an excellent record of accomplishment in designing, developing, and implementing qualitative and quantitative clinical research programmes across the health care continuum. Her vision is to create sustainable and innovative health programmes that positively impact an ageing population and society.


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1. Cadmus, E. O. 2020. Elder Abuse and Mistreatment in the Community in Nigeria: A Myth or Reality? In Shankardass Malar Kapur (Ed.), International Handbook of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment (pp. 603–618). Singapore: Springer Singarpore. Click here

2. Adebusoye, L. A., Olowookere, O. ., Ajayi, S., Cadmus, E., and Labaeka, E. 2021. Integrative Care of the Older Persons in Nigeria: An Appraisal of the Geriatric Centre, University College Hospital, Ibadan. West African Journal of Medicine 38.9:839–844. Click here

3. Adebusoye, L., and Cadmus, E. 2021. 30-Day All-Cause Mortality Rate amongst Older Patients Admitted to the Medical Ward of a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences. Click here

4. Cadmus, E. O., Adebusoye, L. A., and Owoaje, E. T. 2021. Attitude towards ageing and perceived health status of community-dwelling older persons in a low resource setting: a rural-urban comparison. BMC Geriatrics 21.1:1–11. Click here

5. Cadmus, E. O., Adebusoye, L. A., and Owoaje, E. T. 2021. Rural-urban differences in quality of life and associated factors among community-dwelling older persons in Oyo state, South-Western Nigeria. Quality and Quantity .0123456789. Click here

6. Akinyemi OO, Popoola OA, Fowotade A, Adekanmbi O, Cadmus EO, A. A. 2021. Qualitative exploration of health system response to COVID-19 pandemic applying the WHO health systems framework: Case study of a Nigerian state. Scientific African 1.13:e00945.

7. Akinyemi, R., Cadmus, E. O., Adeniji, O., Ajayi, S., Farombi, T., Omobowale, O., … Ogunniyi, A. 2019. Blueprint for health security in Nigeria by 2050 : Ageing and ageing - related diseases. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Science 48.Suppl:165–173. 

8. Cadmus, E. O., Adebusoye Lawrence A, Olowookere OO, Oluwatosin OG, Owoaje, E. T., and Alonge TO. 2017. A descriptive Study of the Morbidity Pattern of Older Persons Presenting at a Geriatric Centre in Southwestern Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Clinical Practice 20:873–878.

9. Cadmus, E. O., Owoaje, E. T., and Akinyemi, O. O. 2015. Older Persons’ Views and Experience of Elder Abuse in South Western Nigeria. Journal of Aging and Health 27.4:. Click here

10. Adebayo, A. M., Akinyemi, O. O., and Cadmus, E. O. 2015. Knowledge of malaria prevention among pregnant women and female caregivers of under-five children in rural southwest. Peer J. 3:e 792:1–13. Click here

11. Owoaje, E. T., Uchendu, O. C., Ajayi, T. O., and Cadmus, E. O. 2016. A review of the Health Problems of the Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 23:161–171. Click here

12. Ayoola, M. C., Akinseye, V. O., Cadmus, E., Awosanya, E., Popoola, A., Akinyemi, O. O., … Cadmus, S. I. 2017. Prevalence of bovine brucellosis in slaughtered cattle and barriers to better protection of abattoir workers in Ibadan , South-Western Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal 28.68:1–11. Click here

13. Cadmus, E. O., and Ayo-Yusuf, O. A. 2018. The effect of smokeless tobacco use and exposure to cigarette promotions on smoking intention among youths in Ghana. Cogent Medicine 5.1:1–13. Click here

14. Adebusoye, L. A., Cadmus, E. O., Owolabi, M. O., and Ogunniyi, A. 2019. Frailty and mortality among older patients in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. Ghana Medical Journal 53.3:210–216. Click here

15.Cadmus, E. O., Adebusoye, L. A., Olowookere, O. O., Olusegun, A. T., Oyinlola, O., Adeleke, R. O., … Alonge, T. O. 2019. Older persons’ perceptions about advanced directives and end of life issues in a geriatric care setting in southwestern Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal 32:1–7. Click here

16. Iken, O., Cadmus, E., and Ahmed, B. 2020. Correlates of quit intentions among current Nigerian smokers: Evidence from the 2012 Global Adult Tobacco Surveys (GATS). Tobacco Prevention & Cessation 6.February:1–7. Click here

17. Afolayan, F.A., Adebusoye, L.A., Cadmus, E.O., and Ayeni, F.A. 2020. Insights into the gut microbiota of Nigerian elderly with type 2 diabetes and non-diabetic elderly persons. Heliyon. 2020 May 1;6(5):e03971.

18. Nwachukwu, Chinyerem, C., Cadmus, Eniola, O., Nwachukwu, A. C., Adebayo, A. M., and Owoaje, E. T. 2020. Acceptability of Child Adoption and adoption services among civil servants in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Research 8.06:108–116. Click here

19. Adebusoye, L. A., Cadmus, E. O., Labaeka, E. O., Ajayi, S. A., Olowookere, O. O., and Otegbayo, J. A. 2020. Caring for older adults during the COVID pandemic and beyond: Experience from a specialised tertiary facility for the care of older persons in a low resource setting. Pan African Medical Journal 35.Supp 2:1–4.

20. Nwachukwu, Chinyerem, C., Nwachukwu, A. C., M, A. A., Cadmus, E. O., and Owoaje, E. 2019. Knowledge of Child adoption and adoption services in civil servants in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Research 8.4:1059–1067.



Fellowship Level

1. Project Title: A rural-urban comparison of nutritional status, dietary diversity and health-related quality of life among older persons in Oyo State
Student’s Name: Dr Aderonke Alabi
Examining Body: West African College of Physicians


 Masters Level

1. Project Title: Perception and Acceptability of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination for Daughters of Health Care Workers in a tertiary Hospital
Student’s Name: Mary Morenike Oguntokun
Examining Body: MPH (Reproductive and Family Health), University of Ibadan

2. Project Title: Role of Parent -Child Communication on selec ted unhealthy lifestyle and reisky sexual behaviours among in-school adolescents in Ibadan North Local Government , Oyo State.
Student’s Name: Akinsola Johnson Asaolu
Examining Body: MPH (Reproductive and Family Health), University of Ibadan

3. Project Title: Factors associated with Menstrual Hygiene practices among female adolescents attending selected secondary schools in Ibadan North Local Government
Student’s Name: Mercy Mobolaji Adejumo
Examining Body: MPH (Reproductive and Family Health), University of Ibadan

4. Project Title: Perception, prevalence and predictors of Shisha use among medical and dental students in Ibadan, Nigeria
Student’s Name: Omotayo Francis Fagbule
Examining Body: MSc. (Global Health), University of Ibadan

5. Project Title: Predictors of breast self-examination amongst female post-graduate students in the University of Ibadan using the health belief model
Student’s Name: Nchelem Kokomma Ichegbo
Examining Body: MSc. (Global Health), University of Ibadan

6. Project Title: Knowledge of suicide and help-seeking practices among undergraduate students in the University of Ibadan
Student’s Name: Olubolade, Pearl Aramide
Examining Body: MSc. (Global Health), University of Ibadan


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