Research Papers/Topics in Nursing And Nursing Science

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION AMONG FEMALE UNDERGRADUATES OF UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS

ABSTRACTEmergency contraception is a method of contraception that is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. This study was undertaken to determine the knowledge and practice of emergency contraception among female undergraduates in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. This study was carried out to determine the level of knowledge of emergency contraception, identify the sources of information on emergency contraception, determine the practice of emergency contraceptio...

ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION: A CURRENT GLOBAL THREAT TO MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

ABSTRACT Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Zika virus which causes in general a mild febrile illness with maculopapular rash. Aedes mosquitoes are considered as main vectors. Zika virus infection, at present, is one of the greatest concerns of medical personnels. Though it has been reported for quite a longtime, its rapid emergence, new modes of transmission, and more importantly, the new modes of transmission, and more importantly, the congenital anomalies a...

PREVALENCE AND IMPACT OF PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA ON FEMALE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU CAMPUS

ABSTRACTDysmenorrhoea is the most common gynaecologic complaint and the leading cause of recurrent short-term school or work absenteeism among female adolescents and young adults. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and impact of dysmenorrhea among female students in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. The study was carried out to, determine the prevalence of primary dysmenorrhea, amongst the students, elicit the predisposing factors to dysmenorrhea, assess the impact of dy...

PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING FOR INTEGRATION OF NURSING THEORY AND PRACTICE

Abstract Problem-based learning (PBL) was pioneered in medical school in McMaster University, Canada in the late 1960s but has now spread to other disciplines around the world. PBL is a learning-teaching approach in which learners direct their own learning and co-construct knowledge through research and peer dialogues. In this paper, I reflect on my first-time experience of PBL. I have found that through team work, critical reflections, and feedback from peers and the learning facilitat...

ARTIFICIAL MILK FEEDING: WOMEN VIEW OF THEIR FEEDING CHOICE IN YAKURR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThis study was aimed at ascertaining the views of women from Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria on their choice to feed their infants artificial milk. Descriptive cross-section design was used. A total sample size of 172 women was used for the study. A self-developed structured questionnaire with reliability of 89.5 was used for data collection. The data obtained from the questionnaire were subjected to descriptive and Chi-square(X2) statistics testing at 0.05 ...

Viral Haemorrhagic Fever: A Threat to Life

ABSTRACTViral haemorrhagic fever refers to a group of diseases caused by different families of viruses, many of which cause severe diseases. The main characteristics are a severe multisystem syndrome that affects multiple organs and systems. The final result is the production of haemorrhages in distinct locations of the body, but this bleeding is rarely life-threatening. However, specific signs and symptoms vary with the type of virus. The majority have no other treatment than supportive ther...

PERCEPTION OF ACADEMIC STAFF(MALE LECTURERS) AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST GHANA ON VOLUNTARY MASTECTOMY AMONG FEMALES

ABSTRACTThis study aimed at assessing the perception of academic staff (males) on voluntary mastectomy as a preventive measure for breast cancer. Voluntary mastectomy is considered as an option for women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted by administering questionnaires to 77 academic staff (males) of School of Physical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.This study revealed that men’s knowledge on breast cancer...

Effects of Single Parenting on the Growth and Development of a Child

ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The well-being of any society is the aggregate of the well-being of the individual families that make up the society. So, the home is a quintessential factor that makes up the psychological, social, and emotional growth and development. In a happy family, a child knows that his father and mother will care for him when he gets sick. He knows that he can go to his mother or father with the problem of his young life and get advice and support, no matter how trouble filled t...

COMPLIANCE TO USE OF INTERMITTENT PREVENTIVE THERAPY (IPT) AGAINST MALARIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR TEACHING HOSPITAL (UCTH),CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to assess the compliance to use of intermittent preventive therapy (IPTp) against malaria among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria. In order to accomplish this purpose, three specific objectives were formulated and corresponding research questions were posed to guide the study. One null hypothesis was postulated for testing.The descriptive cross-section...

STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR.

ABSTRACTThis study is aimed at assessing the students’ perceptions of examination malpractice in the Department of Nursing Science, University of Calabar. Three specific objectives, three research question and one null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive research design was adopted. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the class level of the students while simple random sampling was used to choose the required number of students in each class level. ...

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF WOMEN TOWARDS MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and attitude of women towards menopausal symptoms in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. In order to accomplish this purpose, four specific objectives were formulated and corresponding research questions were posed to guide the study. One null hypothesis was postulated for testing. The descriptive study design was adopted for the study. The total sample size for the study was 396 women. A ...

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE FOR PREVENTION OF PUERPERAL SEPSIS AMONG TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice for prevention of puerperal sepsis among traditional birth attendants in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Three research objectives and their corresponding research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive design was used for the study. The accessible population was 120 TBAs. A self –developed validated structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the...

UTILIZATION OF FAMILY PLANNING METHODS BY MALE AND FEMALE TRADERS IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTHuman reproduction if left unplanned could result in high birth rate, resulting in large family sizes with negative effect on the health of mothers and children. The study was conducted to identify the type of family planning methods used by male and female traders of Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. Descriptive cross-sectional research design was adopted for the study. The sample size consisted of 158 traders of Anantigha community beach market i...

DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AMONG NURSES: A TOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Table of ContentsIntroduction Objectives of the topic Concept of EntrepreneurshipBenefits of Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship in Nursing Entrepreneurship in Nursing Tools for Developing Entrepreneurial Spirit Among Nurses Implications of Entrepreneurship to Nursing ProfessionSummary Conclusion Recommendations Reference 

ASSESSMENT OF INCIDENCE AND CONTROL OF MALARIA IN ODEDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OGUN STATE

ABSTRACTMalaria infection is one of the most commonly reported illnesses in Nigeria. Studies reporting malaria infection at the community level is deficit in Ogun state, Nigeria, hence this study investigated the prevalence and risk factors associated with malaria infection in four rural communities, in Odeda LGA, Ogun State. This study was carried out in four randomly selected rural communities namely Ijemo Fadipe, Obete Abopa, Obete Akanbi and Odeda.  Well structured questionnai...


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