Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0230[Article Number: F7A405363145]
This research investigates awareness of the danger signs of obstetric complications. Pregnancy as a normal process that results in a series of both physiological and psychological changes in pregnant women. However, normal pregnancy may be followed by some problems and complications which are potentially life threatening to the mother and/or the fetus. The study aims to assess level of knowledge of obstetric danger... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0231[Article Number: CF4E4D163147]
Hypertension is a silent killer cardiovascular disease and is becoming a concerned public health challenges particularly in developing countries up to date. The problem is significant particularly where there is weak health system like sub-Saharan Africa. The global prevalence of raised blood pressure in adults aged 18years and over was around 22% in 2014, and the number of people living with hypertension is predicted... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0238[Article Number: 6900FD362791]
This study was carried out to describe the male or female original causes of infertility among couples and the semen quality among men attending fertility clinics. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with a retrospective data collection from 2003 to 2012. From 14 to 18th January, 6 982 patients were included and analyzed 6642 patients’ data from 15 private and public medical centres in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0219[Article Number: DFBC5E662794]
The growing interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) applies also to the field of obstetrics and this encouraged midwives to support the application during pregnancy and delivery. Application of CAM is complete according to the skills and the aims of the midwife’s professional profile, representing as it does a safe non... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0249[Article Number: 4B4678F62577]
The aim of this study was to clarify the proportion of women with low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) and LBPP-related factors at the early stage of pregnancy and to clarify the differences between LBPP-related factors in primiparous women and multiparous women in Japan. 157 pregnant women were recruited. Information about the presence of LBPP, degree of pain by using a visual analog scale (VAS), location of pain, past... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0241[Article Number: 7DC851062115]
Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) strategy encourage women to be informed of danger signs of obstetric complications and emergencies which will help them to recognize problem and reduce the delay on deciding to seek care, making the care-seeking process more efficient. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge regarding birth preparedness and complication readiness and its effect on the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0244[Article Number: 007B58E62179]
The objective of the paper was to describe the concept Early Breastfeeding Initiation (EBFI). Early breastfeeding initiation (EBFI) is recommended within the first hour following giving birth as a simple strategy in enhancing neonatal health and survival. Despite the clear definition by [WHO] on EBFI, some variations still exists across board on what exactly EBFI initiation is. The variations have compounded negatively... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0234[Article Number: 888D03A61641]
This study was conducted at the Mirab Abaya District of Southern Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to identify factors that determine the decision to utilize family planning methods among rural women. The sample size for this study was 115 (53 family planning user and 62 non-user respondents). The quantitative data were analyzed through frequency, percentage and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0216[Article Number: 2BD167B60866]
In Japan, many young women desire to be slim, contributing to an increase in the number of women with low gestational weight gain. This study aimed to clarify the association between low gestational weight gain and low birth weight infant, desire of pregnant women to be slim, self-efficacy, or quality of life (QOL). Subjects were Japanese women in their ≥24th week of pregnancy who visited four primary hospitals in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0215[Article Number: 40B78E759992]
This study aims to review recently published clinical presentation on the effectiveness and impact of current therapy for low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy. This would help to build an information background and determine the necessity for future research on the development of an effective means for reducing pregnant low back pain. Key words: Therapy, pregnant, low back pain, review. Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0203[Article Number: 3BCA7C159589]
Vasectomy is a method of family planning which is quite acceptable in many developed countries of the world. However, in most African countries, there are still existing barriers to its adoption by married men. This study was therefore designed to explore the antecedent factors related to the adoption of vasectomy among married men in eight (8) peri-urban communities of Ibadan, Nigeria. Four hundred and thirty one men... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0208[Article Number: F53F78259092]
Student nurses’ competence in applying bioscience to practice is under-researched in South Africa. This paper reports on two objectives of a longer study: (1) to describe final year nursing students’ self-reported depth of understanding of six bioscience subjects; and (2) their perceptions of relevance of the bioscience subjects to their practice using descriptions of personal critical incidents and picture... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0196[Article Number: CCC29B758618]
Earlier studies conducted in Africa have generally generated evidence that women in low income countries have a high physical workload that is sustained during pregnancy. This high physical workload was believed to contribute to the high incidence of low birth weight. However, there are only few published studies on physical activity among pregnant women in low-income countries, and most have been based on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0190[Article Number: CA6CAD757691]
For many women, labour and childbirth is a time of excitement and anticipation alongside uncertainty, anxiety, fear and pain. The memories and experiences of childbirth remain with the woman throughout her life. Clearly, the support and care they receive during this period is critical. The study aims to assess quality of nursing care offered during intrapartum and postpartum periods, patient satisfaction with care... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0156[Article Number: 42B169F57392]
Pregnant women living with human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) infection are at risk of transmitting HIV to their babies. Most of this transmission occurs during pregnancy, labour and delivery and during breast feeding. The nurse/midwife as a change agent has an important role to play in ensuring prevention of mother to child transmission. Effective and efficient performance of this role by nurses is predicated on their... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0199[Article Number: 829FF5457257]
Key elements of the birth plan package include recognition of danger signs. Although there are some studies on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Ethiopia; most of them studied women attending antenatal care. Moreover, there is no data on the eastern part of the country where the culture is more liberal and cash crop is the mainstay of the livelihood. This study explored the association between knowledge... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0193[Article Number: 863188D56204]
Most critical care units in private healthcare in South Africa are staffed below maximum workload levels and additional staff is supplemented when needed. The additional staff often consists of enrolled nurses. In South African context, the enrolled nurse is a person who is trained to perform basic nursing care and works under direct or indirect supervision of the registered nurse. The aim of this study was to explore... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0189[Article Number: 1CBC0B955734]
In Ethiopia, the maternal mortality ratio is 676/100,000 live births with complications from unsafe abortion being the leading cause. The current study was conducted to assess the knowledge of reproductive health practitioners of the law governing abortion in Ethiopia, the willingness of providers to perform abortion procedures, and current comprehensive abortion care (CAC) practice patterns of physicians, midwives, and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0181[Article Number: E83A45255731]
This study aimed to develop the performance indicators of nurse practitioners (NPs) in basic medical care in Thailand. This research was conducted in 2 steps: the 1st step was to establish performance indicators of NPs in basic medical care by interviewing seven experts and six stakeholders about basic medical care; the 2nd step was to validate the basic medical care performance indicators of NPs by questioning NPs... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0162[Article Number: D56B18155733]
Behavior that can influence the status of public health cannot be separated from the culture of the community itself and family habit in a treatment. Mandailing Natal (Madina) district is one of the regions with high maternal and child mortality rate, and the life of the community is very much influenced by their tradition and culture. This is a quasi-experimental study with an intervention in the form of involving the... Read more.
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