Research Papers/Topics in Nursing and Nursing Science

Healthcare Cost and Utilization of Healthcare Services by the Insured and Uninsured Civil Servants in Selected Federal Government Agencies in Abakaliki

ABSTRACT  One major component of access to healthcare is utilization of healthcare services. The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was designed to reduce the impact of poverty on the ability of the enrollee to utilize healthcare services. The question is has NHIS increased the utilization of health care services and offered financial protection to its beneficiaries? The purpose of this study is to analyze comparatively, the healthcare cost and utilization of healthcare services by the ...

Attitude and Compliance with Surgical Aseptic Standard Among Theatre Workers in Tertiary Health Institutions in Enugu State

ABSTRACT Surgical aseptic technique is the application of those strict principles and procedures aimed at preventing the invasion of surgical sites by micro organisms. Prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) has become a priority worldwide. Approximately 50,000 deaths are estimated to occur annually across Europe, as a consequence of surgical site infection. In some university teaching hospitals in Nigeria, the rate of SSI ranges from 10 to 20%. This was linked to non compliance with stan...

An Assessment of Psychosocial Challenges of the Elderly in Ibagwa-Aka Community.

ABSTRACT. A descriptive survey design was used to assess the Psychosocial Challengesin 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 inst...

Knowledge and Perception of Federal Civil Servants in Abuja Municipal Area Council Toward Health

ABSTRACT National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a system of healthcare financing introduced by Federal Government of Nigeria to help reduce the risks and minimize the costs of healthcare. Since its inception, only the Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme (FSSHIP) has comprehensively taken off. This study investigated the knowledge and perception of Federal Civil Servants in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A sample size of 383 Civil Servants...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Nurses in the Management of Diarrhea Among Children Under Five Years On Pediatric Wardat Kampala International University Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACT The study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses on the management of diarrhea among children under five years of age on Pediatric ward at KIU- TH. Methodology: The study design was descriptive and cross sectional in nature involving collection of information using questionnaires and enrolled 30 respondents (nurses) who were selected using a simple random sampling procedure. Results: Majority responded on the three clinical types of diarrhea,10(33%) indicated ac...

Factors Contributing to Increased Hiv Infection Among Married Couples Attending Art Clinic at Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi District

ABSTRACT Globally, about 36.7 million people are living with HIV of which 51% are women worldwide. In Africa there is still prevalence of new HIV infections with 12% occur in married couples many of whom are unaware of both partners’ sero-status. The study purpose was to establish factors contributing to increased HIV infection among Married Couples attending ART Clinic at Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi District. The study used a descriptive cross-sectional design which employed quanti...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Condom Use Among Youths Attending Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Ishaka Municipality, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda.

Abstract Condom use is of greater benefit to the youths. It is a tool that serves a great deal in prevention of HIV/AIDS and HIV related infections, so are other STD/STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Despite such benefits, youths do not use condoms. Therefore, this study aimed at assessing the KAP of youths attending KIU-TH towards condom use in Ishaka municipality, Bushenyi district. The study design was cross sectional and descriptive, but data analysis was mainly quantitative. 67 respondents ...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Health Workers About Palliative Care at Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi District

ABSTRACT Globally, 35 million people experience pain and suffering caused by old age or by lifelimiting conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other chronic diseases. This study was purposely to examine the knowledge, attitude and practice of Health Workers about Palliative care at Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi district. The study used a descriptive cross-sectional design which employed qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection within a short period of only two weeks. The st...

Factors Related to Poor Utilization of Immunization Among Children Under Five Years in Muramba Health Centre Iii, in Kisoro District

ABSTRACT Background: Despite increase in global immunization coverage, many children around the world especially in developing countries still left unimmunized. In 2008, 17% of children under one five years in low- and middle-income countries die because of vaccine preventable diseases before they reach their fifth birthdays. Immunizable diseases account for 22% of under-five deaths in Nigeria and poor knowledge and attitude have been responsible for non-immunization of children. Objective: T...

Factors Influencing Early Initiation of Breast Feeding Among Mothers at Post Natal Ward, Kabale Regional Referral Hospital

Abstracts Background: Breastfeeding has been accepted as the most vital intervention for reducing infant mortality and ensuring optimal growth and development of children (WHO, 2015). Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study with both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques was used. Results: The study found out that post natal mothers had various factors including young age 78 (58.6%), marital status 91 (68.4%), education 52(39.1%), employment status 48 (36.1%), parity 52...

Factors Contributing Tounderutilisation Of Artificial Contraceptive Methods Among Female Nursing Students Of Kampala International University

ABSTRACTIntroductionFamily planning is a basic human right for an individual / couple to exercise control over theirfertility, make informed decision on the number of children they want to have. The purpose ofthe study was to assess the factors contributing to underutilization of artificial contraceptivemethods among female nursing students of KIU Ishaka-Bushenyi.Methodology.The study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design, a simple random sampling techniquewas used to get a total of 1...

Factors Contributing to the Prevalence of Unplanned Pregnacies Among Female Universty Students at Kampala International University western Campus, Ishaka busheny

ABSTRACT Background: Unplanned pregnancies among university students is an important public health issue in both developed and developing countries because of its negative association with social, psychological and health outcomes for both mothers and the children. The rate of unplanned pregnancies among university female students is high. Unplanned pregnancies can be prevented by effective use of contraceptives. Aim of the study: To determine the factors contributing to the prevalence of unp...

Knowledge and Practices of Mothers Towards Prevention of Anaemia Among Children Under Five Years of Age in Kitagata Hospital, Sheema District

ABSTRACT Globally childhood anaemia poses a big health problem to less than five years of age.  Anaemia affects nearly 2 billion people worldwide and about 50% of all children less  than 5 years old. The prevalence of anaemia in children less than 5 years is 67% in  Africa, about, 28% anaemia is found in sub- Saharan Africa.  Purpose of the study was to establish knowledge and practices of mothers towards  prevention of anaemia among children under five years of age i...

Factors Contributing to Self-Medication Among OPD Patients at Kabwohe Health Centre Iv

ABSTRACT Self-medication is a common practice in both rural and urban settings, in old people with chronic illness and young people; Self-medication lends irrational drug use, drugs resistance, and severe disease development The study seeks to determine the factors contributing to self-medication among patients at outpatient department at Kabwohe Health Center IV. It was a cross sectional study using quantitative method of data collection. It was conducted at Kabwohe H C IV located in Sheema ...

The Challenges Faced by Women of Reproductive Age 15-49 Years Seeking Cervical Cancer Screening at Kitagata Hospital, Sheema District Uganda

Abstract In Uganda 80% of women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer present with advanced disease that is difficult to treat. The Ministry of Health recommends that all women of reproductive age aged 15-49 years should have cervical cancer screening. The aim is to determine the challenges faced by women of reproductive age 15-49 years seeking cervical cancer screening services at Kitagata Hospital. The study design was cross sectional which employed quantitative methods of data collection...


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