Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2017.0262[Article Number: 267799B64496]
Surgical operations are vital procedures in the health care delivery system. Advancement in surgery has played a pivotal role in managing and treating complex health challenges requiring the process. However, the process and procedure involved in surgical operations could significantly endanger the life of the patient. Healthcare associated infections (HAI) pose grave danger to patients and health workers alike.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2017.0265[Article Number: 94970ED64498]
Midwives provide most of the maternity services, including nutritional counseling and education services. In Ghana, there is scarce evidence regarding the competency of midwives in providing sound nutritional advice to pregnant women. Therefore, the aim of this research was to assess the nutritional knowledge levels of final year midwifery students. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted, in which 562 final... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2017.0261[Article Number: CCDD39564500]
Ethiopia is one of the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates, obstructed labor and its complications being the leading causes of maternal deaths in the country. This study was aimed at assessing feto-maternal outcomes in obstructed labor in Suhul General Hospital, North Ethiopia. Institution based cross-sectional study was carried out from May 1 to August 31, 2014 in Suhul General Hospital. All mothers who... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2017.0260[Article Number: 03BE43063992]
This paper introduces the concept of supportive supervision in community-based nursing intervention as a supervisory tool among health consumers. It provides overview of supportive supervision as management tool to facilitate delivery of quality service by the health care providers. It also describes the adaptability of this concept to supervision of community members following heath education and training with a view... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0239[Article Number: 3C6F3EA63993]
Antenatal depressive disorders are serious health problems and pose multiple dangers to both the mother and her fetus, however, not given due attention. They are found with significantly higher prevalence rates in low income countries and associated with socio-economic and socio-cultural factors predominantly. The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of antenatal depressive disorders and associated... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2017.0256[Article Number: DDAAA1A63510]
In Amazonia, which includes regions in eight South American countries (and an enormous area in Northern Brazil) many of the inhabitants live in small communities scattered across a vast territory? Since too often they cannot be accessed by road, health services must be brought to them on specially constructed river barges, which are floating comprehensive primary care clinics. To effectively deliver health services to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2016.0237[Article Number: 72326CF63514]
Proper child positioning and attachment initiates the production of optimal amounts of breast milk and contribute to the comfort of a child during suckling. Poor breastfeeding practices like early cessation and poor breastfeeding skills, introduction of unclean artificial feeding have been widely documented in the world. This cross-sectional community based study was carried out between October 7 and 25, 2013 in Arba... Read more.
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.
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