International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 170

IJNM Articles

February 2017

Italian midwives attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine

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...

Author(s): Isabella Neri, Maria Cristina Gemmi, Alba Ricchi and Elisabetta Romei

January 2017

Factors related with low back pain and pelvic pain at the early stage of pregnancy in Japanese women

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...

Author(s): Yuko Uemura, Toshiyuki Yasui, Kimiyo Horike, Kazuhisa Maeda, Hirokazu Uemura, Mari Haku, Reiko Sakae and Keiko Matsumura

December 2016

Knowledge on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Eastern Region of Nepal

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...

Author(s): Prativa Dhakal and Mangala Shrestha

December 2016

Early breastfeeding initiation (EBFI)

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...

Author(s): Gladys Mugadza, Mathilda Zvinavashe, Felicity, Zvanyadza Gumbo, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Clara Haruzivishe

November 2016

Utilization of family planning methods among rural Ethiopian women

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...

Author(s): Agidew Abebe

September 2016

Low gestational weight gain, desire to be slender and quality of life in pregnant Japanese women

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...

Author(s): Yuriko Kusumi and Hitomi Koizumi,

August 2016

Effectiveness of physical therapy for pregnant low back pain - A literature review

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.

Author(s): M. Y. Li, C. W. Kan, A. S. W. Wong, Y. L. Kwok, J. Yip, S. P. Ng and T. H. T. Lao

July 2016

Antecedent factors relating to the adoption of vasectomy among married men in peri-urban communities of Ibadan, Nigeria

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...

Author(s): Adeyimika T. Desmennu, Oyedunni S. Arulogun and Ademola J. Ajuwon

May 2016

Final year nursing students’ self-reported understanding of the relevance of bioscience

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...

Author(s): Betty Rafferty and Una Kyriacos

April 2016

Physical activity in pregnant women in Africa: A systematic review

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...

Author(s): Doreen Mukona, Stephen Peter Munjanja, Mathilda Zvinavashe and Babill Stray-Pederson

March 2016

Maternal satisfaction regarding quality of nursing care during labor and delivery in Sulaimani teaching hospital

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...

Author(s): Atiya, K. Mohammed

February 2016

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of nurses’ on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) in State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State

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...

Author(s): EL-Yakub Fatima Mohammed, Robert T. Kever, Sarah D. Martins, Oladayo Afolabi and Kellu U. Bulama

January 2016

Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and birth preparedness practices among pregnant women in rural communities of Eastern Ethiopia

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...

Author(s): Tadesse Tilahun and Makeda Sinaga

December 2015

Experiences of critical care nurses regarding the utilization of enrolled nurses as relief staff in critical care units in the private sector

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...

Author(s): R. Anthonie and M. M. Van der Heever

November 2015

Reproductive health providers’ willingness to provide comprehensive abortion services and knowledge of the abortion law in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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...

Author(s): Sarah D. Rominski, Jody R. Lori, Lia Tadesse and Senait Fisshea

November 2015

Development of performance indicators of nurse practitioners in basic medical care: Applying second order confirmatory factor analysis

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...

Author(s): Atchara Meenasantirak, Prawit Arawan and Paiboon  Boonchai

November 2015

The effectiveness of the intervention of “Sehat Umakna Sehat Anakna” towards improving the behavior, knowledge and attitude of pregnant mother towards maternal and neonatal care in Mandailing Natal, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

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...

Author(s): Siti Saidah Nasution, Badaruddin, Guslihan Dasatjipta and Zulhaida Lubis

October 2015

Factors influencing nurses' use of risk assessment scale for preventing pressure ulcer among patients in National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu State, South Eastern, Nigeria

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...

Author(s): Ingwu Justin Agorye, Ayanor Nonye and Ohaeri Beatrice

September 2015

The perceived social support and its relationship with some of the demographic characteristics in Primigravida pregnant women

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...

Author(s): Mahin Nazari, Sahar Ghasemi, Homeyra Vafaei and Mohammad Fararouei

August 2015

Knowledge of women attending a primary health care (PHC) center concerning hygiene during their menstrual period

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...

Author(s): Atiya K Muhammad and  Cheeman Salih Jaff

August 2015

Factors influencing perception of pain among clients attending a Nigeria teaching hospital

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...

Author(s): Joel Adeleke Afolayan, Deborah Iyabo Oyeleye, Falilat Omowumi Adebiyi, Abiola Omowumi Durojaiye and Donald Bitrus

July 2015

Pattern of computer usage and visual acuity among computer users at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

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...

Author(s): S. K. Olubiyi, O. Agbede, Bidemi Okesina and A. O. Bode-Kayode  

June 2015

Euthanasia: A fight for respect and autonomy

This study discusses an ethical dilemma on “Euthanasia”. The purpose of this study is to analyze the ethical controversies associated with euthanasia. This study will present an in-depth analysis of a clinical scenario with regard to the concept of health-related quality of life, patient’s autonomy, and other legal, social, and religious perspectives. A four quadrant approach is performed to analyze...

Author(s): Sehrish Pirani and Shirin Badruddin

June 2015

Systematic bladder scanning identifies more women with postpartum urinary retention than diagnosis by clinical signs and symptoms

This study aims to determine if systematic use of bladder scan accurately identifies more women with postpartum urinary retention compared with diagnosis using clinical signs and symptoms, alone. A prospective, quasi experimental study was performed at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, County Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden. A total of 252 women participated in this study; they were women who gave...

Author(s): Marie Blomstrand, Roland Boij, Lennart Christensson and Peter Blomstrand,  

May 2015

Process of children´s organ donation: Factors that intervene in the communication of the healthcare provider

The possibility of providing aid to individuals through the process of organ donation, so that they may continue living, is an initiative based on altruism and solidarity. The aim of this study is to describe the factors that intervene in the communication of the health care provider with the parents of brain dead children. We have selected papers and information from Web of Science, CINAHL, Science Direct (Elsevier),...

Author(s): Víctor Contreras Ibacache and Ivonne Vargas Celis

May 2015

Client’s satisfaction with family planning services and associated factors among family planning users in Hossana Town Public Health Facilities, South Ethiopia: Facility-based cross-sectional study

Client satisfaction is considered as one of the desired outcomes of health care and it is directly related with utilization of health services. It reflects the gap between the expected and the experience of the service from the client’s point of view. The objective of this study was to assess clients’ satisfaction with family planning services and associated factors. Facility-based cross-sectional study that...

Author(s): Tsegaye Gebre Argago, Kifle Woldemichael Hajito and Sena Belina Kitila

May 2015

Using a task analysis to strengthen nursing and midwifery pre-service education in Malawi

The Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi (NMCM) has engaged in significant efforts to reform nursing and midwifery pre-service education in Malawi. To that end NMCM decided to revise and strengthen existing syllabi and curricula for nurse midwifery cadres, starting with the nurse midwife technician (NMT). In an attempt to make evidence-based decisions for syllabus revision, NMCM conducted a task analysis to assess how...

Author(s): Sheena Jacob⊃, Jessica Holman⊃, Regina Msolomba⊃, Rose Wasili⊃, Fraser Langdon⊃, Ruth Levine⊃, Martha Mondiwa⊃, Moses Bateganya⊃ and Ellen MacLachlan⊃

April 2015

Affective competency of Filipino nurses working in the hospitals of Taif City Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

This study aims to investigate the affective competency of Filipino nurses working in five hospitals of Taif City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool (TSET) Kit was used. The strength of self-efficacy perceptions of the nurses within the affective constructs shows that the five highest scores shows their own cultural heritage and belief systems, difference within their own cultural group, their...

Author(s): Daisy Andal Vicencio, Adnan Amin Alsulaimani, Fred B. Ruiz and Hatim Ali Elsheikh

April 2015

Knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses toward pressure ulcer prevention in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, North-Eastern, Nigeria

Pressure ulcers are areas of localized injury to the skin, underlying tissue or both, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure or in combination with shear. They are common problem in health care and represent a significant burden on patients, their relatives and caregivers. Pressure ulcer prevention is of the quality indicators to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcer in acute care setting. The study...

Author(s): Uba, M. N., Alih, F. I., Kever, R .T. and Lola, N.

April 2015

“I am very much afraid of its side effects by listening to what people say”: Reasons Ghanaian women do not use contraception

There is a large unmet need for contraception in Ghana, despite many forms of family planning being highly available and a near universal knowledge of contraception among Ghanaian women. This study sought to qualitatively investigate reasons for low-use of contraception in Ghana. Interviews were conducted with 18 women being treated for complications resulting from unsafe abortions to ascertain their views on...

Author(s): Sarah D. Rominski, Emmanuel S. K. Morhe and Jody Lori

March 2015

Health of women with inflammatory bowel disease: Coping with challenges from pregnancy to child rearing

For women with irritable bowel disease (IBD), leading a healthy life during the perinatal period is important because it may affect their quality of life and motherhood. However, little attention has been paid to their challenges and the methods of coping with them. This study therefore aims to explore the challenges women with IBD face and the methods of coping with them during the perinatal period from their...

Author(s): Chisato Kimura and Toshihide Ohmori  

March 2015

Knowledge and attitude of men about vasectomy as a method of family planning among married men working in Babcock University, Ogun state, Nigeria

This study investigated the level of knowledge and attitude of married male workers about vasectomy and also the factors influencing the attitude of married men working in Babcock University towards vasectomy. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 200 participants from the academic and administrative work divisions of the University and a self-constructed questionnaire was administered and 150 were...

Author(s): Owopetu Christiana, Chukwuma Sonachi and Nwozichi Chinomso  

February 2015

Dearth of literature on barriers to provision of psychiatric nursing care in Nigeria: Findings from a literature review

The literature review was conducted to review barriers to provision of psychiatric nursing care in the world. The literature search highlighted a dearth of literature in Nigeria on barriers to provision of psychiatric nursing care, highlighting a gap in knowledge base that needs to be filled. The aim of publishing this literature review is to fill the gap in knowledge highlighted. The literature review was discussed...

Author(s): Solomon Musa Gimba and Duma Sinegugu

February 2015

Adolescents’ perception of career choice of nursing among selected secondary schools in Jos, Nigeria

The main purpose of this study was to examine the adolescents’ perception and choice of nursing as a career in senior secondary schools, and to determine factors that may influence their choice and perception. The study was conducted in four selected schools in Jos metropolis. Each of these schools is unique in features. They include: two government secondary schools (urban and rural) and two private secondary...

Author(s): Ogunyewo Oluwatoyin A., Afemikhe Juliana A., Ajio Daniel K and  Olanlesi-aliu Adedoyin

January 2015

Mothers’ validation of midwives care in the management of labour pain in Plateau State, Nigeria

One of the major determinants of maternal satisfaction in labour is adequate pain relief or rather the woman being able to cope with the pain. Since midwives are the major health care providers attending to women in labour, this study explored women’s validation of the care midwives provide in the management of labour pain in Plateau state Nigeria using a descriptive cross sectional design. Women (n=126) were...

Author(s): Grace Daniel, Modupe Oyetunde and Grace Eleri

January 2015

The reasons of rising trend of cesarean section rate year after year. A retrospective study

Cesarean section is a surgical procedure which allows the child to birth through uterus incision. Cesarean birth is a procedure that gives resolve problems such as maternal and fetal complications. To study the incidence of cesarean birth, 1982 to 2000 with 2011 to 2013 years were compared to determine indications that contribute to the trend of the increasing number of cesarean deliveries. We studied the clinical...

Author(s): Risida Gjonej, Albana Poloska, Mimoza Keta, Zef Delija, Flora Zyberaj, Valbona Bezhani and Etleva Smakaj

December 2014

Crying newborns: The colic and reflux situation in New Zealand as depicted by online questionnaire

Infantile colic is prevalent among newborns and typically defined in terms of repeated bouts of inconsolable crying occurring several days of the week.  There appears no universal cause for colic and none of the multifarious behavioural, dietary and pharmaceutical treatments are of benefit in all cases.  This study collected data from 154 New Zealand parents with colicky and reflux infants by online...

Author(s): S. Hodge and P. Murphy

December 2014

Perception and willingness to participate in midwives service scheme amongst nursing and midwifery students in Southwestern Nigeria

The Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) was implemented to reverse the poor trends in maternal mortality in Nigeria over the past decade. However, little is known about the acceptance of the scheme amongst nursing and midwifery students who are key to ensuring success of the program. The study assessed the awareness, knowledge, perception and willingness to participate in the Midwives Service Scheme in all nursing and...

Author(s): David Ayobami Adewole, Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo and Taiwo Akinyode Obembe  

November 2014

Prevalence and predictors of needle stick injury among nurses in public hospitals of Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia

Healthcare professionals may encounter infectious microorganisms while providing health care for patients predominantly following percutaneous needle stick injuries. Approximately 3 million percutaneous exposures to blood borne pathogens occur annually among healthcare workers worldwide. However, to what extent does this problem occur among nurses in public hospitals of Jimma Zone is not known. A cross-sectional study...

Author(s): Kebede Bidira, Mirkuzie Woldie and Gugsa  Nemera  

October 2014

Psychological effects and experiences of menopausal women in a rural community in Niger Delta region of Nigeria

Menopause is a period of natural physiologic adaptation which occurs in women when the finite numbers of ovarian follicles are depleted due to decreased levels of reproductive hormones. This decrease in reproductive hormone levels may be mild and present with no obvious disturbances in some women while in others, severe and unbearable health and psychological challenges may demand medical intervention. This study is...

Author(s): Jack-Ide I.O., Emelifeonwu E.A. and Adika A.V

October 2014

Community participation in teenage pregnancy prevention using the community-as-partner model

The study explored community perceptions and experiences of the stakeholder’s role in teenage pregnancy prevention, using the community-as-partner model. The study was contextual with an exploratory strategy. The research design is both qualitative and quantitative designs. The sample size for the study was determined by saturation of data and consisted of 75 participants who were teenagers, parents, teachers,...

Author(s): Oyedele, O.A., Wright, S.C.D. and Maja, T.M.M.

September 2014

What helps? A description of experiences of support among primiparous women with fear of childbirth: An interview study

  Fear of childbirth is described as a major problem for many women as this has a negative effect for both the women and the babies. Health care professionals need to be able to offer these women adequate support which could be important for primiparous women. The aim of this study was to describe what primiparous women experience as support in coping with their fear of childbirth. A qualitative, inductive...

Author(s):   Mårtensson Lena, Mogren Lisa, Lindbom Emma and Thorstensson Stina

August 2014

Assessment of adult patients’ satisfaction and associated factors with nursing care in Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia; institutional based cross sectional study, 2012

Patient satisfaction has been used as an indicator to measure the quality of health care provided by nurses. Moreover, patient satisfaction is one of the ultimate validators of effectiveness and quality of care. The purpose of this study was to assess adult inpatient satisfaction and associated factors of nursing care in Black Lion Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An institutional based cross sectional study...

Author(s): Mulugeta Molla, Aster Berhe, Ashenafi Shumye and Yohannes Adama

August 2014

Socio-economic challenges of parents of children with neurological disorders: A hospital-based study in North West Nigeria

Parents of children with neurological disorders face several socio-economic challenges in nurturing them. Experiences of parents in the study area have not been explored. This descriptive cross-sectional study was designed to investigate socio-economic challenges faced by parents of children with neurological dysfunctions. Paediatric Neurology Outpatient Clinic, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika, Zaria,...

Author(s): Lawal H., Anyebe E. E., Obiako O. R. and Garba S. N.

July 2014

Women's satisfaction with hospital-based intrapartum care: A Jordanian study

Exploring patient satisfaction can contribute to quality maternity care but is not routinely conducted in many Middle Eastern countries. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with satisfaction during labor and birth among Jordanian women using a descriptive cross-sectional design. Women (n=298) were recruited from four maternal and child health centers in Al-Mafraq city, Jordan. Participants...

Author(s): Khitam Ibrahem Shlash Mohammad, Insaf Shaban, Caroline Homer and Debra Creedy

July 2014

Quality issues in midwifery: A critical analysis of midwifery in Nigeria within the context of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) global standards

Advances in health care system are a challenge to the professional midwife in the quality of midwifery workforce. The three pillars of quality midwifery workforce need to meet the changing health needs of both the rural and modern highly industrialized society. Insisting on the traditional ways of doing things in midwifery seems inadequate in meeting these challenges. New and creative approaches are needed if midwifery...

Author(s): Modupe O. Oyetunde and Chigozie A. Nkwonta

April 2014

Expert midwives’ experiences of security in their professional practice: I’m the captain of a jet

Obstetric units have become larger, with patients being knowledgeable and demanding. Also, established team works at maternity wards require that midwives are secure in their role. A descriptive study with a phenomenological approach was used. A maternity unit in a hospital located in Western Sweden was chosen. Five expert midwives with vast experience of obstetric care who worked in a maternity unit were interviewed....

Author(s): Susanne M. Anberg Högeryd, Ina Berndtsson and Elisabeth Dahlborg Lyckhage

April 2014

Spontaneous abortion among women admitted into gynaecology wards of three selected hospitals in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abortion is considered not only a major reproductive health matter, but also as a health risk factor for mothers’ well-being which also threaten mother’s lives and comfort. This study seeks to assess the incidence of abortion with particular reference to factors responsible for spontaneous abortion among women admitted into gynaecology wards of three selected hospitals in Maiduguri, Borno State, from January...

Author(s): Umar N. Jibril, Olubiyi S. Kayode, Aliyu Umar, Aminat G. Umar, Imam A. Abubakar, Ibraheem M. Ayoade and Nwadiliorah J. Blessing

January 2014

The eating experiences of patients hospitalized in a muscular dystrophy ward in Japan: A phenomenological study

The aim of this study was to explore the life experiences of patients hospitalized in a muscular dystrophy ward in Japan, with particular focus on their eating experiences. Participant observation and unstructured interviews were conducted, and data analyzed by employing Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology. Nine patients agreed to participate in this study, although only five were included in the analysis. The...

Author(s): Emiko Ishida

January 2014

Awareness and barriers to utilization of maternal health care services among reproductive women in Amassoma community, Bayelsa State

Nigeria is on the verge of not meeting the fifth millennium development goals of improving maternal health due to a high maternal mortality rate which is estimated to be 630 women per 100,000 live births and lack of utilization of maternal health care services is a major contributing factor. Hence, the study was designed to explore awareness and barriers to the utilization of maternal health care services among...

Author(s): Onasoga A. Olayinka, Osaji Teresa Achi, Alade O. Amos and Egbuniwe Michel Chiedu

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