International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

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

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Profile of trainee midwives’ contraceptive use and satisfaction with use: The case of Ghana

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Contraceptive use reduces the likelihood of mortalities and morbidities associated with unsafe abortions and unwanted pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa. Given that healthcare professionals in Ghana are a primary source of reproductive health services including contraceptives, this study examined contraceptive use, factors influencing contraceptive use and satisfaction among midwifery students in Ghana. A cross-sectional...

Author(s):Emmanuel K. Nakua

Exclusive Breast-Feeding Practice and Associated Factors in Bishoftu Town Administration, East Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

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Even though exclusive breastfeeding is a cornerstone of child survival and child health because it provides essential, replaceable nutrition for child growth and development, there were scanty of studies on this area in the country, particularly in the Bishoftu town. The community based cross-sectional study design was conducted on 394 mothers-paired with children less than six months selected by stratified random...

Author(s):Exclusive Breast Feeding, Infant Exclusive Breast Feeding, Infant Feeding

Assessment of the impact of socio demographic status and maternal age on pregnancy outcomes: Cross sectional study in a major tertiary maternity hospital in Sudan over a two-year period

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There is a relationship between adverse pregnancy outcome and low socio demographic status. However, maternal age alone is capable of affecting pregnancy outcome for both mother and newborn. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of socio demographic status and maternal age on the perinatal outcome in women who delivered in Omdurman Maternity Hospital (this is a major maternity unit in Sudan with over 30 thousand...

Author(s):Sarahdafa Alla, Babiker Rahamtalla, Zuhair Sharfi, Badreldeen Ahmed

Knowledge, attitude and willingness of nigerian nursing students to serve as volunteers in covid-19 Pandemic

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The current outbreak of the novel COVID-19 cases in different parts of the world continues to have adverse effect on the health, education, economy, politics and other sectors of national life of countries worldwide. Nigeria, as the 2nd country in Africa that has an increased incidence of infection, assessing the level of nursing student’s information about COVID-19, their attitude and willingness to serve as volunteers...

Author(s):Prisca Olabisi ADEJUMO, Olawale Akanbi MORONKOLA JP, Adeniyi Funmilayo OKANLAWON, Adelani TIJANI, Ijeoma L. Okoronkwo, Simeon Kayode OLUBIYI, Mfuh Anita Y. Lukong, Adisa Bolaji IYANDA, Iyanuoluwa Oreofe OJO, Ifeoluwapo Oluwafunke KOLAWOLE, Rose Ekama ILESANMI, Chiemerigo Anne ONYENEHO, Morufat A. ALABI and Beatrice Mgboro OHAERI

Determinants of preeclampsia in Amhara region, Ethiopia: a multi-center case control study

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Preeclampsia is responsible for 16% of direct maternal deaths in Ethiopia. Although little is known about its etiology, studies in other countries identified risk factors associated with preeclampsia. Identifying risk factors has paramount importance in the prevention and early management of preeclampsia. But there are limited studies in Ethiopia. Therefore, the study aimed to identify risk factors associated with...

Author(s):Almaz Aklilu Getu,Gedefawe Abeje Fikadu and Muluken Azage

Unmasking nurses' entrepreneurial potentials: Swot analysis of Nigerian Nursing & Midwifery Act

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Nurses have every capacity to dominate the private healthcare market in Nigeria. However, ignorance, the tradition of seeking for already established jobs in the hospitals mainly, and self-limiting legal impediments of the law establishing nursing and midwifery in Nigeria have not allowed them to recognize this fact. Given the situation of the present-day saturated labor market in Nigeria, getting the nurses to realize...

Author(s):Chijioke Oliver Nwodoh and Chiamaka Jennifer Okafor

: Training needs assessment and preferred approach to enhancing work performance among clinical nurses in University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, South-western Nigeria

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Nurses are a very important group of healthcare providers whose professional competence is central to effective health care delivery. Clinical service delivery is constantly evolving and healthcare providers require periodic training for contemporary professional skill. This study assessed the training needs and preferred approach to enhancing work performance among clinical nurses in University College Hospital, Ibadan,...

Author(s):David Ayobami Adewole, Mobolaji Modinat Salawu, Segun Bello

Association of medication administration errors with interruption among nurses working in Amhara Region Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia

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Medication administration errors reach patients and pose a threat to patient safety, increasing mortality rates, length of hospital stay, and related costs. It also has an impact on patients, healthcare professionals, and health institutions. It is highly prevalent in Ethiopia, which ranges from 51.8% to 90.8%. Knowing the association of medication administration errors with interruption will help to provide information...

Author(s):Enyew Getaneh Mekonen

Implementation of non pharmacological pain management among nurses working in public hospitals of Nekemte Town, West Ethiopia

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Non-pharmacological pain management is one approach to a comprehensive method of pain relief. It can be categorized into three categories including cognitive, physical, and environmental or emotional strategies. Non- pharmacological interventions are essentially useful for pain management than pharmacological pain management, because they are low cost, easy to provide, safe, and nurses can implement them with little...

Author(s):Adugna Oluma Ayana, Frehiwot Agonafir, Nigatu Hailu and Burtukan Kebede Moti

Knowledge of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Neonatal Care among Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in selected Local Government Areas in Ibadan, Nigeria

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Childbearing women and infants in developing countries continue to experience unacceptably high rates of mortality and morbidity in spite of targeted initiatives to address the issue. The level of skilled assistance a pregnant woman receives during childbirth has important health consequences for both mother and baby. This study was carried out to assess the knowledge of traditional birth attendants...


Knowledge and attitude of nurses towards the prevention of occupational health hazards in Lagos University Teaching Hospital

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Nurses working at the frontline of providing preventive and curative services are being exposed to risks of illnesses or accidents in the workplace. Safety and the quality of the work environment is germane to productivity and efficiency. Occupational hazards are preventable if only the needed information, facts and skills are provided to nurses by ensuring safe work environments. The study aimed to describe the knowledge...

Author(s):Florence Folami and Atinuke Olowe

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Utilization of Emergency Contraception among Unmarried Women of Reproductive age in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

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Unintended pregnancies, pregnancies that occur within short intervals as well as unsafe abortion could be avoided by using contraceptives. Therefore: Knowledge, attitude and utilization of emergency contraceptives among unmarried women are of supreme importance because of high rates of unintended sexual intercourse leading to unwanted pregnancies as well as unsafe abortion. To assess knowledge, attitude and utilization of...

Author(s):Aman Jima, Getu Teshome and Alemu Shiferaw

Causes and risk factors for maternal mortality among pregnant women in Abeokuta South, Nigeria

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This observational study assessed the knowledge of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at two selected hospitals in Abeokuta South, Nigeria on the causes and risk factors of maternal mortality, identified barriers to knowledge acquisition, and examined the influence of parity of respondents on their knowledge of factors causing maternal mortality. Maternal mortality is extremely high in Nigeria, it is defined as the...



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Background: Mild psychological distress affect aproximately from one to five postpartum mothers globally. Difficult interactions and communication between these mothers and their children may increase the risk of behavioral disorders and led to cognitive impairment in the children. An alternate approach is used of non pharmacologic therapy. Lemon aromatherapy has been proposed to solve symptoms of mild psychological...

Author(s):Lastri Mei

Assessment of menstrual hygiene practices and its associated factors among adolescent students in Batu high school in Batu Town, East Shewa, Ethiopia: A descriptive school-based cross-sectional study

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Background: Menstrual hygiene management has not received adequate attention in the reproductive health sectors in developing countries which in turn contribute to poor menstrual hygiene practices in these countries. Lack of knowledge and poor personal hygienic practices during menstruation can lead to various gynecological problems in the reproductive life of girls like reproductive tract infections and inflammatory...

Author(s):MAS Leta and Maleda Tefera

Types of Medication Errors among Pharmacists and Nurses working at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt

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This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. A total of 42 Pharmacists participated in the survey while a total of 270 Registered Nurses were selected from nurses working at the study centre using consecutive sampling method (n=312). Reliability coefficient was 0.84; Kruskal-Wallis test and T-Test were applied to test hypothesis at α = 0.05 level of significance. Results showed that about 33 (90.5%) of pharmacists...



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Abstract Background: Antenatal Care means care before birth and includes education, counseling, screening andtreatment to monitor and to promote the well - being of the mother and fetus. The aim of this study is toassess knowledge of pregnant women regarding the benefits of Antenatal care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted among 405 pregnant women from March to April, 2015....


Perinatal mortality and its associated factors among mothers who gave birth at Arba Minch general hospital, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2017.

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Background: Perinatal mortality refers to "number of stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life per 1000 total births, the perinatal period begins at 22 completed weeks, and ends at the seventh day following child birth". Perinatal mortality is the presumptive indicator remains a challenge to achieve the goal directed at improving maternal and child health status in developing countries. Identifying factors...

Author(s):Feleke FELEKE GEBREMESKEL WELDEHAWARIAT , Muluken Ahmed , Eticha Embabo

Descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding menopause among urban and rural married women in selected area of Kurali.

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With increasing age, emerging physical health problems can cause significant changes in the woman’s lifestyle, leading to social withdrawal, avoidance and curtailment of physical activity. Menopause is the stoppage of menstruation for at least 6 months after the age of 40 years. Menopause normally occur between the 45-50 years. Menopause before 40 years of age is known as premature Menopause and after 50 years as delayed...

Author(s): Key words:- Menopause, women, knowledge, attitude, rural area, urban area

Utilization of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods and Associated Factors among Married Women of Reproductive Age Group, In Bale Zone District Towns, South East Ethiopia

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia continued high fertility level along with declining mortality rates have resulted in a wide gap between birth and death rates and subsequently result in high annual population growth rate. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Methods are Family Planning methods providing pregnancy protection for more than three years .Wider access and use of long acting contraceptives are the most...

Author(s):Abdurehman Kalu

Tele-counselling in postpartum mother with multiple sclerosis: A case report

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This study was performed for determining the effect of tele-counselling on postpartum mother with multiple sclerosis (MS) both physiological and psychological. The study was carried out as a case report. The patient was evaluated per the Functional Health Patterns model of Marjorie Gordon. Nursing care was provided per the individualized nursing diagnoses of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) in...

Author(s):Ruveyde Aydın and Hatice BalcıYangın

Determinants of satisfactory facility-based care for women during childbirth in Kumasi, Ghana

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The majority of deaths of women and infants during pregnancy and childbirth occur in Africa. Although many pregnant women seek antenatal care, in Ghana they do not all continue to seek facility-based care for childbirth. Complications that lead to mortality often occur around childbirth and these are not always possible to predict during antenatal care. This makes facility-based childbirth imperative for reduction in...

Author(s):Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Brian van Wyk, Lucia Knight and Jody Rae Lori

Pregnancy outcome and early postnatal weights in diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant rats administered ethanolic extract of Ocimum gratissimum leaves during pregnancy

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Extract of Ocimum gratissimum (OG), also known as scent leaf, is popularly used to treat diabetes mellitus and its hypoglycaemic activity has been confirmed by in vivo studies. The aim was to investigate the effect of this extract on placenta development and birth outcome in diabetic pregnancy. Forty two pregnant rats weighing 150-200 g were used. They were divided into control and extract treated diabetic and non-diabetic...

Author(s):Cordilia Omuekpen Iyare

The prevalence, risk factors and coping measures of back pain among nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

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Back pain is one of the leading skeletal health problem worldwide and a common complaint among nurses. This study assessed the prevalence, risk factors and coping measures of back pain among nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state. A descriptive cross-sectional studies in which self-structured questionnaire were used to obtain information from 228 respondents conveniently selected from all units of nursing...

Author(s):Elizabeth Urenna Ike and Janet Oluwatoyin Olawumi

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