Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510133
Parenting an Autistic Child: A Qualitative Study
Aysel Topan, PhD, MSc, RN, Serap Demirel, MSc, RN, Isin Alkan, MSc, RN, Tulay Kuzlu Ayyildiz, PhD, MSc, RN and Sevda Dogru, MSc, RN
Article Type: original Research | First Published: September 26, 2019
To determine feelings and thoughts of parents with autistic children. This qualitative study consisted of 20 parents. 'Personal Information Form' and semi-constituted 'Guide Interview Form' with qualitative face-to-face technique were used. Thematic analysis method was used for analyses. The mean age of children was 10.80 ± 4.30 (3-16 year-olds). Expressions of parents were grouped under the following main themes: Feelings of parents when they learnt about the disease, how this condition affect...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510132
Nursing Leadership Learning in Practice: A Four Stage Learning Process
Pieter Jan Van Dam, RN, PhD and Karen Maree Ford, RN, PhD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 19, 2019
There is emerging evidence that most nursing leadership learning occurs in practice and through social interactions. However, how this social process of learning takes place is not clear and there is limited information about how to support nursing leadership learning as it occurs in clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of the nature of leadership learning in nursing practice. It further aimed to discover the ways in which this type of learning is important ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510131
Determinants of Health Care Utilization among the Elderly Population in Jimma Town, Oromia Region, Southwest Ethiopia
Yonas Biratu Terfa, Gugsa Nemera Germossa, Fikadu Balcha Hailu, Garuma Tolu Feyisa, Fikru Tafese Jeleta and Shimelis Olollo Sinkie
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 09, 2019
A community-based cross-sectional study on 422 residents was conducted in Jimma town, from November 1-8, 2012. Respondents were identified using multistage sampling methods. Data was collected using face to face interviewer. The data was entered into Epi Data version 3.1 and exported to Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 20. Logistic regression analysis was carried out and all variables with p-value less than 0.25 in the bivariate analysis were candidates for multivariable logistic ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510130
Quality of Life and Clinical-Epidemiologic Profile of Clinical Infirmary Patients
Amanda Travaglia Vitoy, Esther de Paiva Mota, Katarinne Lima Moraes, Jacqueline Andreia Bernardes Leao-Cordeiro, Rogerio Jose de Almeida, Cesar Augusto Sam Tiago Vilanova-Costa and Antonio Marcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 26, 2019
Traditionally, the evaluation of involvement in patient medical care was grounded in mortality and morbidity rates. Therefore, medical judgement followed clinical, laboratorial and statistic parameters. However, the clear need for a monitoring and evaluation method centered on the patient gave birth to new methods and tools with the aim of measuring individual quality of life subjectively. The population pattern of high prevalence of chronic degenerative diseases was confirmed. Elderly, retired ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510129
Prevalence of Anemia and Associated Factors among Children Attended at Jimma Medical Center, South West Ethiopia
Bikila Dereje Fufa, BSc, MSc and Habtamu Gutema, BSc
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 15, 2019
Anemia is major health problem throughout the world. It is associated with serious consequences including growth retardation, impaired motor and cognitive development, and increased morbidity and mortality. Estimates suggest that 47.4% of children are anemic globally. The magnitude of the problem in developing countries is high, since they are more exposed to various health and socioeconomic problems which are directly or indirectly related with anemia....