International Archives of

Nursing and Health CareISSN: 2469-5823


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510162

Somatic Symptoms and Emotional Health during the COVID-19 Epidemic in Spanish University Students

Alberto Martínez-Lorca, Manuela Martínez-Lorca, Juan José CriadoÁlvarez and Ma Dolores Cabañas Armesilla

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 30, 2021

This study aimed to examine scores on a validated questionnaires measure of somatic symptoms in Spanish university students sample during the COVID-19 pandemic and address the relationship of somatic symptoms with some variables as gender, degree, course and emotions. The sample was conducted in Spanish universitary students from 12 May 2020 to 19 May 2020, eight weeks after the Spanish government decreed a state of alarm (n = 473). All participants answered an anonymous questionnaire and two va...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510161

Covid-19 Perception of Senior Nursing Students and their Behaviours Regarding Coping with Stress

Gamze Akay and Türkan Kadiroğlu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 28, 2021

Nursing students are exposed to more stress compared to the stress factors other students during the life of university.In Turkey during the Covid-19 pandemic, nursing students encountered a new reality of that includes fear of infection, the challenges of distance education and more. Therefore post-graduation plans of nursing students may change and students may find themselves at higher risk of infection. The population of this research which is descriptive consists of final year students who ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510160

Knowledge, Attitude and Preparedness Regarding Ebola Virus Diseases among Health Care Workers in Pretoria: Private Hospital as a Case Study

OE Idowu and D Chetty

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 18, 2021

In 2014 and 2015, large numbers of people, including health care workers (HCW) were infected and have died as a result of Ebola outbreak spread in West Africa. Presently, the diseases are still of a great concern for WHO because of its spreading in Republic of Congo, although it has decreased with the strike of COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of relevant capabilities to treat Ebola in South Africa is the predominant situation to all respondents (53%) followed with the aid of contracting the diseases...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510159

The Opinions of Patients Diagnosed Diabetes on Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Phenomenological Study

Leyla Muslu, Melek Ardahan and Ilhan Gunbayi

Article Type: Qualitative Study | First Published: May 20, 2021

For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, medical nutrition therapy is one of the most essential components of a healthy life. The aim of this study was to investigate participants’ perceptions of the process of medical nutrition therapy. In this study, a qualitative phenomenological approach was adopted in order to explore in depth the experiences of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus during the medical nutrition therapy process, which is the most important component of diabetes treatme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510158

Views of Nursing Students Who Have Experienced Caring for Psychiatric Patients on Mental Illness and Stigma: A Phenomenological Study

Ceyda Başoğul, RN, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 15, 2021

The phenomenological method was used in the study as the qualitative research design. The research was conducted with 23 students who completed the theoretical part of the psychiatric nursing course and its clinical practice in the nursing department of a university in Turkey. The data were collected through individual in-depth interviews and analyzed by content analysis method. In this study, the research efforts were continued until data saturation was achieved, and in this respect, the data s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510157

Immunosuppressant Therapy Adherence after Kidney Transplantation

Ahmet Karaman, Yasemin Özhanli, Ezgi Seyhan-Ak, Seher Deniz Öztekin, Ertuğrul Göksoy, Nurhan Seyahi and Emel Şengül

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

Immunosuppressive therapy (IST) is administered to the individual to prolong the graft survival; thus, the survival of the patient after organ transplantation. Adherence of the individual to IST is crucial. In this study, it was aimed to find out patients’ adherence to immunosuppressant therapy after kidney transplantation. The sample of this descriptive study consisted of 50 patients; who underwent kidney transplantation in a university hospital in Istanbul and who applied to the hospital for...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510156

Mothers' Perception of Nursing Care of Hospitalized Children in Peadiatric Ward in a 3rd Level Facility in South-South Nigeria

Peretomode Evans, RN, RM, RPHN, B.N.Sc., MSc, Udo-Peretomode Eunice, RN, RM, RPHN, B.N.Sc., MSc and Diorgu Faith C, PhD, RM

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

Patient perception is an important indicator which gives an idea about the quality of nursing care services. Caregivers or family members who are responsible for the child’s stay in the hospital can play significant role in expressing their perception of the care provided to their relatives. This study assessed mothers’ perception of nursing care that exists in pediatric department of a teaching hospital in South-south, Nigeria. It also examined the association between mothers’ socio-demog...

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