Research Papers/Topics in Nursing and Nursing Science

Utilization of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Adolescents At Asante Akyem North District

ABSTRACT Adolescents encounter general as well as sexual and reproductive health problems which if not resolved can affect them not only at this stage but in adulthood. Given this, globally, there is an increased concern about the sexual and reproductive health and adolescents’ development and Ghana is no exception. The purpose of the study was to explore the utilisation of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services among adolescents at Asante Akyem North district. The study was guided ...

Perceptions of Nurses On the Clinical Use of Herbal Medicine at Lekma Hospital

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to explore the perceptions of nurses on the clinical use of herbal medicine at LEKMA hospital, in the Accra Metropolis. The study was guided by the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana. The study adopted a qualitative exploratory descriptive design which used the purposive sampling technique to recruit participants. Data was co...

Patients’ Perceptions of Health Professionals’ Communication During Endotracheal Intubation at The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

ABSTRACT Communication is a vital and basic component of nursing. Nurse-patient communication is essential to establish trust, friendly working relationship and to discuss treatment methods. However, patients admitted to the intensive care units and given respiratory treatment, are unable to communicate verbally due to the insertion of artificial airways, tracheostomy or endotracheal tubes. Such patients therefore rely on nonverbal communication methods to express their needs which could be m...

Dietary Knowledge, Practices and Adequacy among Bedouin Pregnant Women

Nutrition in pregnancy is usually socio-culturally shaped which marked by different beliefs and values. These beliefs and values yield taboos and myths that greatly shape their lifestyle. Therefore, understanding the client‟s culture is an important issue in a culturally congruent nutritional assessment and counseling. Aim of the study: to identify dietary knowledge, practices and adequacy among Bedouin pregnant women. Research design: A descriptive research design. Setting: The out-pat...

Surviving Cervical Cancer: Experiences Of Women In The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT Studies from other countries have provided evidence that women with cervical cancer encounter physical, psychological and social consequences. However, in Ghana, not much is known about the experiences of such women. Thus, the study explored the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of women with cervical cancer in the Accra Metropolis, using the Quality of Life Model Applied to Cancer Survivors as an organising framework to understand their survival expe...

Exploring Health - Related Entrepreneurial Activities Among Nurses And Midwives In The Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT Entrepreneurship in nursing and midwifery is not a new concept. It thus offers selfemployment opportunities for nurses and midwives to pursue their passion and improve health outcomes. In view of the current increasing unemployment rate among nurses and midwives in the country, entrepreneurship offers some solutions. However, very few nurses and midwives are engaged in health-related entrepreneurial activities and empirical evidence is limited, providing a significant gap in the...

Exploring Factors Influencing Pain Expression And Management Among Postoperative Patients At The Tamale Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACT The expression and management of postoperative pain (POP) is influenced by multiple factors. The purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing pain expression and management among postoperative patients at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. The study employed a qualitative explorative descriptive design and it was guided by the Social Communication Model of Pain. Purposive sampling technique was used to recruit participants into the study. Data saturation was attained aft...

Curbing Teenage Pregnancy And Unsafe Abortion In East Mamprusi District: The Community Perspectives

ABSTRACT Teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion is a major problem in Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa and by extension the world at large. The consequences of teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion are inimical to the health and well-being of Ghana’s teenage population. It leads to infant and maternal mortality, obstetric fistulas, severe bleeding, and school dropout among others. The study explored the community perspectives on curbing teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion in East Mamprusi D...

Comparative Analysis Of Professional Values Endorsed By Hospital And University Based Nursing Students, South East, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to comparatively assess the professional values endorsed byhospital and university based nursing students. Descriptive survey was adopted for the study. Nosampling was done as all the subjects who met the inclusion criteria, 233 nursing students wereincluded in the study. Informed written consent was obtained prior to the study. Modified nursesprofessional value scale (MNPVS) was used for data collection after the facevalidity andreliability were dete...

Occupational Stressors And Coping Strategies Of Nurses In Tertiary Hospitals In Enugu State – Nigeria.

ABSTRACTThis study was designed to determine the Occupational Stressors and Copingstrategies of nurses in Tertiary Hospitals in Enugu State. The study sought answersto four research objectives and tested seven hypotheses. The population of studyconsisted of four hundred and twenty-two nurses in tertiary hospitals in Enugu state.They were sampled using stratified proportionate and clustered sampling techniques.Fifty eight (68) question items questionnaire (demographics variables, level o...

Factors Influencing The Choice Of Infant Feeding Options Among Hiv Positive Mothers Attending Health Facilities In Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe survey study was conducted on factors influencing the choice of infant feeding optionsamong HIV positive mothers attending health facilities in Ogoja, Cross River State. Thepurpose was to investigate factors influencing the choice of infant feeding options among HIVpositive mothers in Ogoja, Cross River State. Four objectives and four research questionswere used to guide the study. Literatures were reviewed. The population for the study was allHIV positive mothers attending ...

Knowledge And Practice Of Birth Preparedness And Complication Readiness Among Pregnant Women In Selected Health Facilities In Enugu South Local Government Area, Enugu State.

ABSTRACTAvoidable maternal mortality remains a huge burden more especially in sub-Sahara Africa.Expectant mothers are faced with life threatening complication which a birth preparednessand complication readiness plan helps to actively avoid. When a woman is adequatelyprepared for normal childbirth and possible complications, she is more likely to access theskilled and prompt care she needs to protect her overall health and possibly save her lifeand that of her baby. The study assessed t...

Relationship Between Students’ Learning Styles And Academic Performance In The Faculty Of Health Sciences And Technology University Of Nigeria Enugu Campus

ABSTRACTThis study was aimed at determining the relationship between students’ learning styles andacademic performance in Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, University of NigeriaEnugu Campus. The study was carried out in four Departments in the faculty (Nursing Sciences,Medical Radiography, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Rehabilitation). A descriptivedesign was adopted for the study. Five objectives and seven hypotheses guided the study. Kolb’slearning style inventor...

Assessment Of The Relationship Between Study Habit And Academic Performance Of University Students In Department Of Nursing Sciences South East, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTSeveral authorities and researchers have carried out studies around academicperformance of students. The reviewed works showed that academic performance ofstudents have been an issue of concern to all stakeholders in the field of education. Itwas noted from the reviewed works that there are several interacting factors toacademic performance which study habit is one of them. The purpose of the studywas to assess the relationship between study habit and the academic performance of...

Non Adherence To Management Regimen Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Attending Outpatient Clinic Of University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu.

ABSTRACTChronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus require daily self management and long termtherapies. Regimen adherence poses a unique challenge for patients with chronic illnessesincluding diabetics resulting to repeated hospital admissions, amputations and even death.There is paucity of information on regimen adherence behaviour among diabetic patientsattending diabetic clinic at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu. Thus thestudy was done to determine the prevalenc...


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