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 in...

Choice of Birthplace and Use of Birth Attendants Among Child Bearing Women in Akanu, Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State Nigeria

ABSTRACT Birth place and birth attendants during delivery are crucial factors in reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the choice of birthplace and use of birth attendants during delivery and also the factors influencing these choices among child bearing women in Akanu, Ohafia community of Abia State. The need for this study arose because women attend antenatal clinic during pregnancy but do not come to the health facility to deliver their babies; they...

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Adults in Orlu Local Government Area Imo State- Nigeria

ABSTRACT Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of worldwide preventable morbidity and mortality. Globally certain risk factors have been found to account for up to 90% of cardiovascular disease and a large percentage are preventable through the reduction of the modifiable risk factors. However it is reported that there are millions of people with undiagnosed cardiovascular disease risk factors who are not being managed to prevent the development of cardiovascular disease. A qualitative ...

Attitude and Practice of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Female Health Workers in University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (Upth),Rivers State.

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the attitude and practice of female health workers towards cervical cancer screening (CCS) in the university of Port Harcourt teaching hospital (UPTH), Rivers state. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 352 was used for the study. This sample size was approximately 40% of the target population. This sample was considered representative of the population with an accurate level of more than 97%. A self-structu...

Nursing Students’ Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Continuous Assessment as Means of Academic Evaluation in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

ABSTRACT The study investigated nursing students’ perceptions and attitudes towards continuous assessment as means of academic evaluation in University of Nigeria, Enugu campus. The subjects for this study were all the 454 undergraduate nursing students of the Department of Nursing Sciences University of Nigeria, Enugu campus. Six research objectives and five hypotheses guided the study. Cross- sectional descriptive design was adopted for this study. A face and content validated structured ...

Analysis of Job Satisfaction of Professional Nurses in Public and Private Sectors in Anambra State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study investigated the job satisfaction of professional nurses in public and private health sectors in Anambra State. A survey design was employed and a study population of 5903 comprising all professional nurses in private and public hospitals was used. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting a sample of 375 nurses for the study. Instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard d...

Knowledge and Practice of Foot Self-Care and Assessment of Footat-Risk Among Adult Diabetic Patients Attending Two Teaching Hospitals in Enugu State

Abstract 12 Diabetic foot ulcer which occurs as a result of poorly managed diabetes mellitus constitutes an increasing public health problem especially to those living in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study assessed the knowledge, practice of foot self-care and foot-at-risk of ulceration, among adult diabetics being managed at two teaching hospitals in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive cross sectional survey design. 202 and 112 patients respectively were proportionately and pur...

Assessement of Learning Styles of Undergraduate Nursing Students of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (Unec), Enugu State.

ABSTRACT The present study assessed the learning styles of students’ nurses (diverger, assimilator, converger and accommodator) as identified through Kolb’s Learning Styles Inventory and some demographic variables. A total of 310 students nurses who met the inclusion criteria were involved in this study and completed the LSI and demographic questionnaire. Descriptive statistics using frequency, percentages mean and standard deviation were computed for the demographic variable while infere...

Perception of Factors Responsible for Delay in Successful Completion of Postgraduate Programme in Nursing Sciences Department, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

ABSTRACT There is increased demand for nurses with higher degree to man the existing Department of Nursing to meet both the National University Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria student teacher ratio of 1:10 and 1: 6 for basic and post basic Nursing programmes. However, the completion rate required to meet these demand is low. This study was conducted to determine the perceived factors responsible for delay in successful completion of postgraduate programme in Depart...

Attitude and Practice of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Female Health Workers in University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt Rivers State

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the attitude and practice of female health workers towards cervical cancer screening (CCS) in the university of Port Harcourt teaching hospital (UPTH), Rivers state. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 352 was used for the study. This sample size was approximately 40% of the target population. This sample was considered representative of the population with an accurate level of more than 97%. A self-structu...

Health-Related Quality of Life of Diabetes Mellitus Patients and Non- Diabetics in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Nigeria has the highest number of diabetics in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a chronic illness, diabetes mellitus (DM) places serious constraints on the people living with diabetes mellitus. The short-term and long-term complications affecting the physical, psychological and social functioning of diabetics can impinge on their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This study assessed and compared the HRQOL of diabetic patients and non-diabetics in Port 12 Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. ...

Factors Influencing Classroom Learning as Perceived by Students in Two Selected Nursing Schools in Enugu Metropolis

ABSTRACT This research assessed factors influencing classroom learning as perceived by students in two selected Nursing schools in Enugu Metropolis. The research specifically assessed the student nurses perception of student factors, teacher factors, the factors in the learning, environmental factors, family factors and institutional factors influencing classroom learning as well as difference in the perception of male and female student nurses in relation to factors influencing classroom lea...

Assessment of Professional Self-Concept of Nursing Students in Enugu State

ABSTRACT The study assessed the professional self-concept of nursing students in Enugu State. This research specifically assessed the student nurses view of themselves as professional nurses to-be, the professional self-concept of nursing students in their different schools of nursing, the level of professional self-concept of nursing students, professional self-concept had by nursing students in university and hospital-based training, the professional self-concept of male and female nursing ...

Factors Restraining Choice of Nursing as a Career Among Male Sssiii Students in Enugu Urban

ABSTRACT The various institutions offering nursing programmes have continued to witness very low male enrollment while female enrollment continue to increase. This situation created the problem of sex stereotype, gender bias and lack of professional autonomy which could have been addressed if men were well represented in nursing profession. This work therefore was aimed at determining the factors restraining choice of nursing as a career among male SSSIII students in Enugu Urban. The specific...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Care of the Elderly Patients Among Health Workers in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT With the global trend towards an increasing aging population, there is a corresponding increase in the health problems associated with elderly population especially in developing Countries including Nigeria. With this increase in the growth of the aging population, the number of people that will need health care will undoubtedly increase, which motivated this study. The study was aimed to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of care of the elderly patients among healt...


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