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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Assessment of prevalence of diarrheal disease and associated factors among under five children in Worabe Town, SNNPR, Ethiopia

BACKGROUND: Globally, diarrheal diseases in childhood accounts for 18% of childhood death. Diarrhea was most common among children of age 6-23 months (23-25 %). It is the second most common cause of child deaths next to pneumonia. OBJECTIVE: Objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of diarrheal disease and associated factors among under -five years of children in Worabe town Silte zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia....

Author(s):Aseb Arba, Esayas Aydiko, and Argo Tuke

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Determinants of antenatal care booking among pregnant women in selected hospitals in Embu County, Kenya

In Embu County, pregnant mothers begin attending Antenatal care Clinics (ANC) late in third trimester. According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, pregnant mothers should start their ANC in the first trimester before sixteen weeks of gestation. The study sought to determine factors associated with late booking of the visits. The specific objective were to find out how past pregnancy experience, accessibility...


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Determinants of neonatal sepsis among neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit at Jinka General Hospital, Southern Ethiopia

In the face of recent improvements in neonatal care, the influences of neonatal sepsis remain a public health problem in developing countries. Thus, identifying the determinate factors principal in the diverse geographical settings is an indispensable matter for enhancing neonatal care. Therefore, this study intended to identify the determinants of neonatal sepsis among neonates admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care...


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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Emergency Contraceptives among Female Summer Students in University of Gondar: Maraki Campus, Gondar, North-west Ethiopia 2017. A cross-sectional study

Abstract Background: Emergency contraception refers to method for contraceptive emergencies which women can use within the first 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptives among female students of Gondar university Maraki campus. Methods: Institutional based cross-sectional quantitative studies were...

Author(s):Kebreab Paulos, Wubalem Paulos, Tiwabwork Tekalign, Netsanet Abera

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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....


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

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

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Examination of problem solving skills with peer support in nursing and midwifery students: A comparative study

Introduction and aim: It is important to provide professional support for nursing and midwifery students during college years in which profession bases are introduced and to provide peer support and problem solving behaviors in the completion of their personalities. Therefore, it is necessary to determine the factors that affect the professional development of the students and to make initiatives for them. This research...

Author(s):NURHAN DOğAN

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

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

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Success of Labour Induction; Institution Based Correctional Study; Wolaita Sodo, South Ethiopia

Background: There are a number of pregnancy complications that confer significant risk to the mother or fetus. Induction of labour is as an artificial termination of pregnancy utilized to decrease both maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The process is not always successful and sometimes fails to achieve a safe vaginal delivery. Therefore the aim of the study was to assess the success of labour induction among...

Author(s):Eyasu Tamru Bekru, Bezalem Eshetu Yirdaw and Yohannes Mehretie Adinew

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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

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

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

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

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Knowledge of partograph utilization and its associated factors: A cross-sectional survey in Wolaita Zone southern Ethiopia

Obstructed and prolonged labours are major causes of maternal death. To alleviate this problem, obstetrics care providers’ knowledge on the basic obstetrics case management is crucial which include partograph use. Partograph is a cost-effective single sheet of paper used to follow fetal, maternal condition and progress of labour. The objective of this study is to assess knowledge of obstetrics care providers on partograph...

Author(s):Kidest Getu Melese

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Prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care unit at Jimma University Medical Center

Unplanned pregnancy is an important public health problem in both developing and developed countries, because of its association with adverse social and health outcome for mothers, babies and family as a whole. Unplanned pregnancies impose serious health problem to mothers and their infants by causing unnecessary high risk of pregnancy related complications and self-induced abortions. Hence, this study aimed to determine...

Author(s):Tinsae Amsalu, Niguse Hamba and Mengistu Ayele

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

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

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

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

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

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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