Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
Start Year: 2009
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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.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0170[Article Number: 3FC857D55253]
Preventing pressure ulcer has been a nursing concern for many years. The use of risk assessment scales to predict the development of pressure ulcer before it occurs is essential. This study aimed at examining factors that influence the nurses' use of risk assessment scales for predicting pressure ulcer among patients of National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu State, South Eastern Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0186[Article Number: 9506A3455024]
Though a joyful event for most women, pregnancy is often a stressful period both physically and mentally, and pregnant women need social support from husband, family, friends, health professionals, and other important people in order to facilitate, adapt with, and obtain mental balance. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the relationship between perceived social supports and some demographic characteristics... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0178[Article Number: 6E3C6B455014]
One critical area is menstrual hygiene and management, which is absent from much of the discourse, policy and practice in keeping a woman’s private part clean. The objectives of this study were to identify women’s information about menstrual hygiene management, and to explore the association between some socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics with knowledge. A descriptive study on the knowledge of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0174[Article Number: AF4B0F355019]
This study examined the factors influencing the perception of pain among clients attending the pain and palliative care unit of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin. The population comprised of various clients with terminal illnesses such as cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), severe heart or kidney failure etc who experience pain, and attending the unit for treatment and follow-up care. Random... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJNM2015.0168[Article Number: DB2737D54563]
Computerized jobs are more sedentary as it requires more cognitive processing and mental attention. Besides, to put computers into operation for many tasks in tandem means that the operator would necessarily sit before visual display terminal of computers screen within a very restricted posture range. This could have deteriorative effects on the eyes. Hence, this study investigated the pattern of computer use in... Read more.
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