Research Papers/Topics in Nursing and Midwifery

Association Between Women’s Status and Use of Maternal Health Care Services of Primary Health Centres in Nando, Anambra East L.G.A, Anambra State

ABSTRACT The study examined the association between women’s status and utilisation of maternal health care services of primary health care centres in Nando, in Nando, Anambra east L.G.A of Anambra State. Five objectives were developed. A cross sectional descriptive research design was used. The study population consisted of women of child bearing age (15-49years) who had given birth in the last five years. A sample size of 500 participants was used after using the formula for estimating sam...

Health-Related Quality of Life of Housewives and Career Women with Normal Vaginal Delivery in Enugu, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The birth of a new baby is an important event in the life of a woman that requires some physical and emotional adjustments. This study investigated the differences in health-related quality of life of housewives and career women after normal vaginal delivery in the light of their mother-worker dyad and the associated socio-demographic factors. Three objectives and five hypotheses were raised to guide the study. Response shift theory was used to appraise the quality of life of the mot...

Knowledge and Perception of Obstetric Danger Signs among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in Selected Health Facilities, Ile-Ife, Osun State

Background: Direct obstetric complications have largely contributed to increased maternal mortality in under developed and developed countries including Nigeria. The level of knowledge and perception of pregnant mothers about obstetric danger signs serves as indicators to these obstetric complications which will help in adequate management and prevention of maternal deaths. Therefore, this study will assess the level of knowledge and perception of danger signs among pregnant women attendi...

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Self-breast Examination among Mothers Attending Maternal Child Health Clinic at Kabwohe Health Center Iv Sheema District

ABSTRACT  Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used to detect early breast cancer which involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions and Swellings. The main aim of the study was to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of SBE among mothers who attend maternal child health clinic at Kabwohe health center IV. The study took place at the health center IV. A disproportionate stratified sampling technique was used to select...

Factors Affecting Health Workers In Implementation Of Emtct Services At Bushenyi Health Centre Iv Bushenyi District

ABSTRACTThe study focused on factors affecting health workers in implementation of EMTCT services atBushenyi Health Centre IV and the objectives of the study were, to find out the health workerbased factors affecting health workers in implementation of EMTCT services, to establishmaternal based factors affecting health workers in implementation of EMTCT services and toassess mothers, knowledge in relation to participating in EMTCT services at Bushenyi healthCentre IV. The study was carried ou...

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF PATIENTS ON INSULIN SELF MEDICATION AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL MEDICAL WARD

ABSTRUCTIntroduction: Insulin is a drug used in the treatment of diabetes type one. Patients must be actively involved in self-administration and hence it requires them to be much more equipped with good knowledge and practices towards use of insulin. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge and practices of diabetic patients on insulin self-medication attending KIU-TH medical ward.Methodology: The study was descriptive cross-sectional, Quantitative ...

HEALTH WORKERS’ KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES ON PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF NEEDLE STICK ACCIDENTS AT KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

ABSTRACTIn Mulago national referral hospital Kampala, Uganda, 57% of the nurses and midwives had at least experienced one needle stick injury in the past year. The most important risk factors for Needle Stick Accidents (NSA) was lack of training on such injuries, working for more than 40 hours per week, recapping needles for most of the time and not using gloves. To assess health workers’ knowledge, attitude and practices about prevention and management of Needle St...

ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES TOWAEDS MENTAL ILLNESS AND CARE AMONG RESIDENT OF CELL B ISHAKAMUNIPALITY

ABSTRACTThe literature on mental illness demonstrates poor knowledge of mental illness amongthe general population and also indicates that people often have stigmatizing attitudestowards mental illness.A descriptive cross-sectional study and quantitative approaches were employed in datacollection and 67 respondents were involved both males and females who were selectedusing simple random sampling method.The results indicated that generally knowledge on mental illness was poor althoughmajority...

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS CAESARIAN SECTION AMONG MOTHERS ATTENDING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICESAT RWEKUBO HC IV ISINGIRO DISTRICT

ABSTRACTThis research was to assess the knowledge and attitudes of mothers towards caesariansection among mothers attending MCH clinics at Rwekubo HCIV Isingiro District. Thestudy was conducted from 60 respondents using a descriptive cross sectional studydesign in which the quantitative data was collected for assessing the knowledge andattitudes of mothers towards CS. From the study, a majority 55 (91.7%) of the mothershad knowledge about caesarian section and 40 (66.7%) had ever undergone th...

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ANAEMIA AMONG CHILDREN UNDER FIVE IN PEADIATRIC WARD AT KITAGATA HOSPIT

AbstractThe continuing rates of aneaemia among children under 5 years has left many wondering whether mothers or caretakers of these children are knowledgeable about the factors contributing to anaemia among children under 5 years in paediatric ward in Kitagata hospital. The study was conducted to explore the factors contributing to anaemia among children under 5 years at Kitagata hospital.It was a descriptive and cross sectional study design and a total of 30 respondents who were care takers...

Factors Contributing to High Teenage Pregnancies Among Mothers

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Factors That Affect Completion of Antenatal Visits in Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACT Antenatal care is named one of the pillars of safe motherhood, early and frequent attendance of antenatal care during pregnancy is important to identify and control risks factors in pregnancy. However many women in sub-Saharan Africa start antenatal care late and do not complete the recommended visits by WHO. Therefore they don’t fully benefit from its preventive and curative services. The aim of this study was to asses factors that affect completion of antenatal visits at Kampala...

Factors Affecting Utilization of Postnatal Care Services Among Mothers Attending Antenatal Clinic at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The postnatal period refers to the first six weeks after birth. It is critical to the health and survival of a mother and her newborn but the quality of care for those who seek services is often poor and many women and their infants are not encouraged to seek care until 6 weeks after delivery. Therefore the purpose of the study was to assess factors affecting utilization of PNCs among mothers attending antenatal clinic at Kampala International University Teaching Hospi...

Child Sexual Abuse: Parents Perspectives in The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one of the major threats to child survival. The concept of primary child sexual prevention is now being advocated by Child protection advocates. This study explored the perspective of parents on child sexual abuse prevention in the Accra Metropolis, using the ecological model as an organizing framework. A qualitative exploratory design was used to elicit responses from fifteen parents in Child protection Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Each partic...

Life After Tracheostomy: The Experiences of Adults in The Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

ABSTRACT The use of a tracheostomy tube affects physical and psychosocial life resulting in reduced quality of life. The purpose of the study was to explore the lived experiences of adults with a tracheostomy tube in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. The study used a qualitative exploratory, descriptive design. A purposive sampling method was used, and the data saturation was reached on the ninth participant. The data was analysed using thematic content analysis. Anonymity and confidentiality we...


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