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: 204

Table of Content: October-December 2022; 14(4)

October 2022

Research trends and perspectives on the usefulness of oxytocin as a biomarker for postpartum depression

As postpartum depression has become a major problem, it is necessary to identify mothers who need intensive support to cope with this disorder. Therefore, by summarizing literature from the past five years, this study aimed to clarify the current progress of research on the usefulness of oxytocin as a biomarker for postpartum depression; it also aimed to discuss the prospects for future research based on these findings....

Author(s): Atsuko Kawano and Chihoko Sankai

November 2022

Evidence based practice and critical thinking in nursing education and practice: A scoping review of literature

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in health is important for patient safety and quality care while Critical Thinking (CT) is a vital prerequisite to evidence based nursing. Despite their importance, in some settings neither EBP nor CT is taught assessed or implemented. This scoping review examined literature related to teaching, learning, assessment and implementation of EBP and application of CT by nursing students and...

Author(s): Katowa-Mukwato Patricia, Chitundu Kabwe, Monde Mercy Wamunyima, Maimbolwa M Margaret and Jere Linda Dianna

December 2022

Can psychological status and stress biomarkers in pregnancy predict postpartum depression?

To detect Postpartum depression (PPD) among mothers in early, easy, and accurate way is required. In this study, we aimed to examine whether biomarkers taken during the perinatal period can predict a risk of PPD, in addition to subjective scale scores. A longitudinal survey of 24 mothers was conducted at 6 and 9 months of gestation (T1&T2) and 1 month postpartum (T3). Psychological state was measured by EPDS, GHQ,...

Author(s): Eri Usami, Yuki Kanazawa and Atsuko Kawano