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: 212

IJNM Articles

First time stroke survivors' perceptions of their health status and their goals for recovery

February 2011

  Stroke is an intensely individual, complex and life changing experience. Stroke recovery has many dimensions, and perceptions of health status are thought to affect recovery. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe patients' perceptions of their health status and their goals for recovery from early post stroke. Following ethical approval, semi structured interviews were conducted with...

Author(s):   Irene Hartigan, Elizabeth O’Connell Geraldine McCarthy and Denis O&#;Mahony

Assessing the effects of industrial unrest on Ghana health service: A case study of nurses at Korle-Bu teaching hospital

January 2011

  This paper assessed the effects of industrial unrest from the perspectives of a cross-section of fifty nurses and patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Accra, Ghana in West Africa, spanning the period of 2004 to 2008. The deductive study was based on descriptive analyses of statistical data gathered from the data subjects, who were randomly selected. The study revealed that strikes by the nurses...

Author(s): Gerald Dapaah Gyamfi

Helpless patients’ satisfaction with quality of nursing care in Federal tertiary hospitals, Enugu, Southeast, Nigeria

January 2011

  The satisfaction of patients with the care they receive from healthcare providers has become one of the most important approaches to the measurement of the quality of care in recent times as against the predominantly clinical and administrative approaches. This is because patients’ satisfaction could serve as index for compliance and non-compliance with care regimen. The study was to determine helpless...

Author(s): Ehiemere Ijeoma O., Nwaneri Ada, Iheanacho Peace and Akpati V.

Beliefs of patients about the causes of Tuberculosis in rural Andhra Pradesh

October 2010

  This paper explores the beliefs concerning cause of tuberculosis (TB) in Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh (A.P.). Health care professionals primarily attribute TB causation to germs such as bacteria. However, patients with TB described the causation of their disease in multiple ways that differ significantly from that of health professionals. Results indicate that causation beliefs held by TB patients can be...

Author(s): Bojja Venkatraju and Sheela Prasad

The effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain on neonatal birth weight in Taiwan

October 2010

  The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain on neonatal birth weight in Taiwan.Study subjects included two hundred and sixty three women who delivered their babies at two local hospitals in southern Taiwan. Initial data included maternity records on age, parity, socio-economic status, body mass index (BMI), pregnancy weight...

Author(s): Mei-Yueh Chang, Chun-Hua Kuo and Kuei-Feng Chiang, MPH, RN

Influence of nurses' characteristics and education on their attitudes towards death and dying: A review of literature

June 2010

  Nurses working in cancer centers deal frequently with the phenomenon of death and dying during the daily care of patients. Their demographic and experiential characteristics and previous educational background can shape their attitudes toward care for dying patients. To review relevant literature related to nursing care at the end of life and nurses’ attitudes towards death and dying, a literature...

Author(s): Khaled Abdallah Khader, Samiha Suhail Jarrah and Jafar Alasad

A comparison of low-risk women’s birth outcomes and experiences in different sized midwifery practices in The Netherlands

June 2010

  To examine maternal birth outcomes and birth experiences of low-risk women in the Netherlands in different sized midwifery practices. Descriptive study was using postal questionnaires six weeks after the estimated due date. Women were recruited from urban, semi-rural and rural areas from small-sized practices (1-2 midwives), medium-sized practices (3-4 midwives) or large-sized practices (5 or more). 718 Dutch...

Author(s): Yvonne Fontein

Adult sickle cell diseased patients’ knowledge and attitude toward the preventive measures of sickle cell disease crisis

November 2009

  Sickle cell crisis is preventable most of the times. However, in Bahrain sickling crisis is the most complained and cause of hospital admission. No data is available regarding the extent of knowledge and attitudes towards the sickling crisis’s preventive measures the adult Bahraini sickle cell patients have. The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent of knowledge and attitude of Bahraini adult...

Author(s):   Dihya Ebrahim Jaffer, Fatima Khairallh Amrallah, Khadija Mohammed Ali, Nafeesa Abdulla Mohammed, Ridha Abdulla Hasan and Zainab Mahdi Humood  

Relationship between levels of burnout of midwives who work in Sivas, Turkey province center and identified socio-demographic characteristics

November 2009

  This study was conducted for the purpose of investigating the relationship between some burnout-related socio-demographic and professional variables and level of burnout of midwives working as health care workers. Burnout is a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job and is defined by the three dimensions of exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy. It a special...

Author(s): Ozgur Alparslan⊃ and Gulbahtiyar Doganer

Exciting times in nursing practice

July 2009

Author(s):   Alleene Ferguson Pingenot, RN, PhD       

Perceived positive effects of illness following acute myocardial infarction

July 2009

  Myocardial infarction (MI) is a traumatic health event in most patients' lives and their families. Posttraumatic responses to life-threatening events are not necessarily negative rather they may result in positive changes. The negative psychological reactions following myocardial infarction are well documented; however, little attention was paid to the positive effects of the illness. The aim of this...

Author(s): Parkhideh Hassani, Ardeshir Afrasiabifar, Masoude Fallahi Khoshknab and Farideh Yaqhmaei

750 cases of home delivery and its outcomes in Koohdasht-Iran

July 2009

  In 1986, World Health Organization (WHO) suggested the home as a suitable place for delivery process of pregnant women. Home delivery (HD) has been considered less or not at all in developing countries. Based on official reports the rate of HD in Iran 2000 was 5.2% for urban areas. This study reports the reasons and outcomes of HD in 750 pregnant women of Koohdasht-Iran. All the women who resided in Koohdasht...

Author(s): Abbasi Marani Fatemeh, Safari Saeed,  and Forogirad Parveen

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