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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510200

Promoting Health Literacy: Efficacy of an Obesity Focused Educational Intervention for Undergraduates

Cameron Carter, Maggie Nobles, Nicholas Castellucci, Matthew McCall, Fatma al-Dhefery and Amie J. Dirks-Naylor

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/06/10

Obesity is a progressive issue that affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Research shows that educational interventions can positively impact community knowledge levels and implementation of healthy lifestyle habits. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of an obesity focused interactive educational intervention on knowledge acquisition among undergraduate students. The correlation between personal exercise habits and baseline knowledge was also investigated....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510199

Clearing the Air: A Pharmacy Student-Led Health Education Initiative to Combat Adolescent Tobacco Use

Dakota Chavis, Aveeda Thavichith, Dalia Chamma, Vanessa White, Jasmine Jones, Bienfaiteur Mugisha and Amie J. Dirks-Naylor

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2024/05/31

Tobacco use among adolescents is a growing problem that yields many negative side effects including cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and even death. Lowering the use of tobacco among the adult population starts with the prevention of tobacco use initiation. Thus, the objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of an interactive educational session conducted by pharmacy students to enhance tobacco knowledge among fourth-grade students....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510198

Life Experiences of Individuals with Covid-19: A Qualitative Study

Ceylan AKSOY and Kübra GÖKALP

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2024/04/26

COVID-19 patients were isolated from the normal course of life while being treated in hospital, temporarily resided in an artificial environment and suffered from disconnected relationships due to limited contact with their loved ones. In a study conducted in China, people diagnosed with COVID-19 and treated in COVID-19 services reported experiences such as stress, mental anguish, internalized stigma, guilt of infecting loved ones, shame of infecting others....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510197

Association between Sleep Quality and Musculoskeletal Disorders among Emergency Department Nurses

Mariana Vieira Batistão, Henrique Pott-Júnior, Henrique Mianovichi de Araujo and Fábio Fernandes Neves

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2024/03/31

The connection between sleep disorders and chronic musculoskeletal pain is bidirectional, as inadequate sleep can amplify muscle tension, whereas chronic pain can reduce sleep quality. Both disorders are highly prevalent in nurses. This article aims to evaluate the correlation between sleep quality and musculoskeletal symptoms in the nursing team of a university hospital. We designed a cross-sectional study that included 40 nursing practitioners who work exclusively in the emergency department. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510196

Prevalence and Determinants of Viral Load Unsuppression among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART): The Case of Gombe State, Nigeria

Muktar Musa Shallangwa, Suraj Abdulkarim Abdullahi, Muhammad Sanusi Ahmad, Shuaibu Saidu Musa, Mohammed Garba Buwa, Usman Abubakar Haruna, Emery Manirambona, Sheena Ramazanu, Abdulkarim Mohammed Abdullahi, Adamu Muhammad Ibrahim and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/03/14

Early identification of patients at risk of viral load unsuppression enables preventative measures to be taken, leading to improved treatment outcomes for PLHIV. This study aimed to unveil factors associated with viral load unsuppression among PLHIV on HAART in Gombe state, Nigeria....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510195

Disclosure Status and Associated Factors among Caregivers of Children on Antiretroviral Therapy in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia: Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study Design

Yoseph Wondmneh, BSc, MPH/RH and Dereje Bayissa Demissie, BSc, MSc/MRH, PhD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/02/15

A hospital based cross sectional study design was conducted at government hospital under A.A city administration from Nov to Feb 2021. Systematic random sampling technique was used to select, care giver/parents. Data was collected by interview using pre-test structured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics were used to illustrate the means, standard deviations, and frequencies of the study variables. Bivariate logistic regression was performed and those variables whose p-values less than or equ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510194

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Postpartum Depression among Postpartum Women in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: An Institutional Based Cross-Sectional Study

Nardos Tesfahun and Dereje Bayissa Demissie

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/02/07

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a universal mental illness that explains various groups of depressive symptoms and syndromes that occur during the first year after birth. Untreated postpartum depression has serious long-term adverse effects on both the mothers and their children. Despite its massive effects, particularly in low- and lower-income countries, women and clinicians do not adequately understand it....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510193

Passive Treatment for Patients with Chronic Disability - Expert Survey

Eli Carmeli, Tamar Bar Yossef, Noa Bezalel, Wahill Taha, Acram Hamoda and Ran Levi

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2023/12/09

Experts' opinions can be accepted as scientific evidence in fields that have controversial, issues with implications and unethical dilemmas or issues, approaches and techniques that have not yet developed formal scientific laws....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510192

Vaccine Misinformation and Health Risks in Brazilian Daycares

Natália Abou Hala Nunes

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/12/02

Amidst the prevailing vaccine misinformation today, there is an urgent need for new methods to verify, inform, and promote vaccination. One potential approach involves utilizing early childhood education institutions, such as preschools since every student must present an updated vaccination card for enrollment or re-enrollment. By instructing the school staff on how to verify vaccination records or conducting vaccination campaigns within schools, there is the possibility of improving vaccinatio...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510191

Burnout of Nurses due to Workload and Long Working Hours during Shifts: Review Article

Benard Gisilanbe Vetbuje

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/11/17

This review is conducted to further understand the burnout experiences of nurses across different shifts and the implication of long working hours and workload. It has been understood that night shifts presents less workload for nurses while day shifts has more work engagement and loads. This clearly shows more nurses experience burnout during day shifts than night shifts. Some nurses may still experience high levels of burnout due to workload during night shifts when there is an emergency case ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510190

Profile of Users of the Largest Public Health System in the World

Gabriela Torino dos Reis, Giovanna Akemi Yoshioka, Luiza Malosti Matias, Cristiana Maria de Araújo Soares Gomes and Natália Abou Hala Nunes

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/11/03

Brazil is the only country in the world with over 100 million inhabitants that has a public, universal, and free system for the entire population. It is estimated that those who have health insurance and/or better financial conditions do not use the SUS (Unified Health System), but everyone uses it, whether directly or indirectly, when acquiring medications from popular pharmacies, using vaccines, or when food is monitored through health surveillance systems. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510183

Quality of Life and its Causal Factors among Adult Patients with Common Mental Disorders Attending an Outpatient Clinic at Saint Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital in Ethiopia, 2021: Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Rediet Eristu, Alemakef Wagnew and Adhanom G/Egziabher

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 08, 2023

Depressive, anxiety and somatic disorders are three major diagnostic groups of common mental health disorders that can affect health related quality of life negatively. Poor quality of life (QoL) in people with common mental disorders may increase the susceptibility to medical problems such as chronic heart disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Quality of life is also the most sensitive indicator of the effects of psychiatric treatment....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510181

Survival Analysis and Factors of the Timing of Antenatal Care Visit in Ethiopia: Accelerated Failure Time Shared Frailty Models

Rediet Eristu Teklu, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Wubeshet Debebe Negash, Samrawit Mihret Fetene, Elsa Awoke Fentie, Ever Siyoum Shewarega, Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw, Habtu Birhan Eshetu, Daniel Gshaneh Belay and Tewodros Getaneh Alemu

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 31, 2023

Antenatal care is the care given to pregnant women and adolescent girls by trained healthcare professionals. In 2017, almost 295,000 women lost their lives during, immediately after, or soon after childbirth in Ethiopia. The time of the first antenatal visit must be determined in order to enhance the health of pregnant women and their infants. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) survey datasets from 2019 are used in this study. It will considerably hasten the nation's advancement...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510180

Delay in Healthcare-Seeking Behavior and its Associated Factors among Tuberculosis Patients Attending TB Clinic in Hawassa City Health Facilities in Sidamma Region, Hawassa Ethiopia, 2022

Amanuel Fanta and Aregahegn Daniel

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2023

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health concern throughout the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Patient delay in seeking TB care is one impediment to sustainable development goals. There is limited data on patient delays seeking health care in the study area....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510179

Futility in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Pre-Hospital Emergency

Mojtaba Senmar and Mohaddese Aliakbari

Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: December 11, 2022

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is cardiac arrest that occurs outside of a hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the foundation of treatment for this major global health problem with high mortality, that improving patient’ chances of survival. The results of a meta-analysis study on OHCA showed that the rate of survival to hospital admission, the rate of survival to hospital discharge, the pooled 1-month survival rate and the 1-year survival rate are 22.0%, 8.8%, 10.7%...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510178

Assessment of the Level of Performance and Impact of Motivation on Teachers at Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery in Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria

Mala Alhaji Baba Mallam, Abdullahi Sabo and Abigail Uchenna Emeloye

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: December 03, 2022

Employees’ satisfaction and motivation are major drivers of job productivity, especially among teachers of healthcare providers such as nurses and midwives. To determine factors that influence teachers’ motivation in Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery in Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria. Specifically, to assess the level of teachers’ motivation and their relationship with the performance of the teachers in the selected colleges....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510177

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcer among Adult Diabetic Patients Attending at Follow-Up Clinic of Hawassa Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Sidamma, Ethiopia

Behre Dari Mosa, Shamil Mohammed, Jemal Ashuro, Zahara Omer, Abebu Ahmedin, Dawit Hayiso and Dereje

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 12, 2022

Diabetic foot ulcer is among the commonest complications of diabetic mellitus, attributing to a significant number of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients, and enormous economic loss to the families and the country. Nowadays, the incidence of diabetic foot ulcer is increasing due to the increased prevalence of diabetes, prolonged life expectancy of diabetic patients and lifestyle change....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510176

Influence of Workplace Violence on Turnover Intention among Nurses in a University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria

Oluwaseyi Isaiah Olabisi, Tolulope Esther Olabisi, Adenike Adebola Olaniyi, Funmilola Adenike Faremi and Adebusola Raphael Ayeni

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 08, 2022

Globally, workplace violence is one of the negative workplace behaviors to which nurses are most vulnerable to. There is nevertheless a paucity of research on workplace violence and turnover intention among nurses in Nigeria. The aim of this study was to assess and determine the prevalence and perpetrators of workplace violence, level of turnover intention, influence of workplace violence and socio-demographic characteristics of nurses on turnover intention....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510175

Safe Patient Hand-Off Strategies in Obstetric Units

Praise Tochukwu Chineyemba, RN

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 28, 2022

Most sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission are directly linked to miscommunication between healthcare workers, and hand-offs present an opportunity for errors. This paper aims to describe recommendations regarding safe patient hand-offs in labor and delivery and postpartum units....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510174

Examining the Effect of Simulation-Based Teaching in Internal Medicine Nursing on Nursing Students

Ayla Demirtas, PhD, RN, Emine Ozer Kucuk, RN, PhD, Betulay Kilic, RN, PhD and Fatma Ilknur Cinar, PhD, RN

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 18, 2022

This study aimed to examine the effect of simulation applications used in the teaching of the 2nd-year internal medicine nursing course and the perceived self-efficacy levels on anxiety, satisfaction with learning, and selfconfidence in students taking the course at the Faculty of Nursing....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510173

Iranian Nurses' Views about the Presence of Family Members during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Narrative Review

Mohammad Reza Karimirad, Masoumeh Zakerimoghadam, Mohaddeseh Aliakbari and Mojtaba Senmar

Article Type: Narrative Review | First Published: June 18, 2022

Nurses' views about the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation can affect their performance during this procedure. Therefore, the present study was conducted with the aim of reviewing the quantitative studies conducted on the views of Iranian nurses about the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510172

The Effect of the "Geriatric Nursing" Course on Nursing Students' Attitudes toward Old Age and Aging: A Comparative Study

Gulcan Bahcecioglu Turan, PhD, Hilal Turkben Polat, PhD, and Bahar Ciftci, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 19, 2022

Negative approaches to aging and elderly care may also negatively affect nursing students’ attitudes towards the elderly. Therefore, it is important to determine the attitudes of student nurses towards elderly individuals....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510171

COVID-19 Vaccines: Pharmacy Student Virtual Education Outreach Increases Knowledge and Vaccine Willingness among a College Campus Community

Lacy La Fever, Joe Norton, Savannah Poole, Kendra Rice, Alexis Underwood and Amie J Dirks-Naylor

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 25, 2022

Vaccines have now been developed, however, a significant portion of the population are reluctant to become vaccinated. Research shows that education can increase trust in vaccines and increase vaccination rates. Thus, the objective of the study was to determine the impact of a virtual pharmacy student-led educational session on COVID-19 vaccine knowledge and vaccine acceptance among a college campus community. A synchronous Zoom education session provided information about COVID-19 and available...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510170

Effect of Individual Innovativeness and Digital Literacy in Adopting the Nursing Care Plan Mobile/Web Application Developed

Semra Eyi, BSN, MSc, PhD, Tülay Demiralay, MSc, PhD and Erdem Öngün, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 23, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic showed especially the importance of nursing students’ education with digital literacy. The aim of this research work was to study the effect of individual innovativeness and digital literacy on the adoption of mobile/web application in nursing care plan developed for nursing students as a result of nursing care plan standardization process and expansion of its usage. The study consists of 200 students in clinical trainings. Data were collected using individual innovation ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510169

The Lived Experiences of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in a Referral Institution in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Mercy Belins Beyuo, Andrew Adjei Druye, Rita Larsen-Reindorf, Irene Korkoi Aboh, Philomina Woolley, Issahalq Duah Mohammed and Anna Konney

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 19, 2022

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with allergic rhinitis on quality of life. The study used qualitative approach by purposively sampling patients diagnosed with Allergic Rhinitis at a referral center. A face-to-face interview was conducted using an interview guide with prompts and the data analyzed using the matic analysis. The findings of the study revealed that patients with allergic rhinitis experience several signs and symptoms once they come into contact with ...

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