Research Papers/Topics in Nursing and Nursing Science

Perceived Factors Affecting Non-Stay of Health Workers in Rural Areas of Enugu State

ABSTRACT A major challenge to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals is the shortage of health workers in the remote areas, especially in the developing countries where preventable disease burden is high. The aim of the study was to determine perceived factors contributing to non-stay of professional health workers in rural areas of Enugu state and strategies to retain them. The study was a descriptive, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study carried out in randomly selected heal...

Personality Types as Correlates of Test Anxiety among University-Based and Hospital-Based Nursing Students in Selected Nursing Schools in Enugu Urban

ABSTRACT Test anxiety is an unpleasant state characterized by feelings of tension, apprehension, worrisome thoughts and the activation of the autonomic nervous system when an individual faces evaluative achievement-demanding situation. It is the uneasiness felt by students who had fear of failing an examination and/or test taking. This leads to hyper-arousal conditions that result in the physiological, emotional and intellectual changes that prevent the use of previously learned information ...

Assessment of Terminally Ill Patients’ Perception on Communication of Prognostic Information by Healthcare Providers in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla.

ABSTRACT  This study investigated terminally ill patients’ opinion on communication of prognostic information by healthcare providers. It specifically determined the views of terminally ill patients on what healthcare providers communicated to them about their prognosis; which of the healthcare providers that communicates prognostic information to terminally ill patients; the condition under which healthcare providers communicate prognostic information to terminally ill patients and ascert...

An Assessment of Psychosocial Challenges of the Elderly in Ibagwa-Aka Community, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT.  A descriptive survey design was used to assess the Psychosocial Challenges in Ibagwa-aka Community, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, South East Nigeria. The specific objectives of the were to: identify the mental challenges of the elderly in Ibagwa-aka community; identify the emotional challenges of the elderly in the community studied and determined the social challenges of the elderly in the area of studied. Validated questionnaire was used to administer the ...

Traditional Birth Attendants Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Maternal and Infant Health Care Services in Selected Local Government Areas in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT 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 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, beliefs and practices of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in maternal and infants health care services in selected local...

Survey of Drugs Prescribed for the Treatment of Malaria and Compliance Level among Pregnant Women in Tertiary Hospitals in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The purpose of this study was to survey antimalaria drug prescriptions and compliance to treatment among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in the two tertiary hospitals in Enugu State. The study surveyed 92 doctors from UNTH and ESUTH Parklane, Enugu. 368 pregnant women from both hospitals (156 from ESUT and 212 From UNTH) who consented were surveyed. Purposive sampling was used to select the two tertiary hospitals. Proportionate stratified random sampling was used to selec...

Nurses’ Perception of Pain Assessment of Hospitalized Patients in Tertiary Institutions in Ebonyi State

ABSTRACT  The study investigated nurses’ perception of patients’ pain assessment in routine care. It was a cross-sectional descriptive research design. Four hundred and fifty (450) nurses working in the two tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State were used. Two instruments were used for data collection. The researcher developed questionnaire and in depth interview guide to validate further the qualitative responses. Reliability of the quantitative instrument was established using test-rete...

Knowledge and Use of Misoprostol in the Prevention and Treatment of Post Partum Haemorrhage among Primary Health Care Workers in Zaria Metropolis, Kaduna State,Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the common cause of obstetric haemorrhage and the leading cause of maternal deaths in Nigeria. Injectable uterotonics, which include ergometrine, oxytocin and syntometrine are the conventional drugs used and also remain the first line drug for prevention and treatment of PPH. However, these drugs are heat-sensitive when exposed to hot climates over long period of time which means they need to be refrigerated in order to maintain their potency. This m...

Comparative Study of Budgetary Allocations to Health and Other Departments in Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State from 2010 2014.

ABSTRACT  This work was on comparative study of budgetary allocations to health and other departments in local government areas (LGAs) of Ebonyi State from 2010 – 2014. The researcher was motivated to carry out this study by the poor state of health infrastructure in many parts of the rural communities of the Local Government Areas of Ebonyi state and also by the insinuations that other departments such as Education, Agriculture and works/environment perform better than health department. ...

Economic Burden, Payment Strategies and Payment Coping Mechanism among Type2 Diabetic Patients Attending a Tertiary Health Institution in Abia State, South East Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Diabetes is a chronic life- long illness that affects the quality of life, requiring close monitoring and control. Diabetics have high risk for high economic burden (direct and indirect health costs) and catastrophic expenditure where healthcare costs are paid out of pocket. This study determined the economic burden and assessed the payment strategies and payment coping mechanisms of type 2 diabetic patients attending Out- Patient Department of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia,...

Comparative Analysis of Patients’ and Nurses’ Perceptions of Nurse Caring Behaviours in Two Tertiary Hospitals in Jos

ABSTRACT  The purpose of this study was to comparatively assess patients’ and nurses’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviours in Jos University Teaching hospital (JUTH) and Plateau State Specialist Hospital (PSSH) Jos. A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was employed to study 332 patients and nurses. No sampling was done as all the subjects who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Data were collected using a modified Caring Behavior Assessment questionnaire (CBA-...

Survey of Drugs Prescribed for the Treatment of Malaria and Compliance Level Among Pregnant Women in Tertiary Hospitals in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to survey antimalaria drug prescriptions and compliance to treatment among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in the two tertiary hospitals in Enugu State. The study surveyed 92 doctors from UNTH and ESUTH Parklane, Enugu. 368 pregnant women from both hospitals (156 from ESUT and 212 From UNTH) who consented were surveyed. Purposive sampling was used to select the two tertiary hospitals. Proportionate stratified random sampling was used to select ...

Relationship Between Test Anxiety and Performance in Examination of Students in Basic Nursing Schools in Enugu Urban, Enugu State

ABSTRACT Test anxiety is conceived as the hyper-arousal condition that results in physiological, emotional and intellectual changes that prevent the effective use of the previously learned information while taking an examination. It is composed of “worry” which a cognitive anxiety related with performance and “emotionality” the arousal of autonomic nervous system in evaluative situations (Morris & Liebert 1970 in Ndirangu 2009). Examination performance is the grade point or scores obt...

Assessment of Palliative Care Needs of HIV-Positive Clients in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Anambra State

ABSTRACT 6 This descriptive study assessed the palliative care needs of HIV-positive clients in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Anambra State. Identification of these needs, will help the health care-givers to plan on approach(es) that can be implemented to improve the quality of lives of the clients. Population of study was 4119 confirmed adult HIV-positive clients that were registered and access health services at NAUTH as of the time of the study. A sample of 387 clients...

Midwives’ and Mothers’ Perception of Midwives Service Scheme in Selected Area Councils in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja - Nigeria

ABSTRACT The importance of skilled birth attendants in the reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality worldwide cannot be over-emphasized. The midwives service scheme was established by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in collaboration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in 2009 to achieve reduction in maternal, newborn and under-five mortality in Nigeria, especially in rural communities. The purpose of the study was to determine how mo...


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