To What Extent the Hand Hygiene among Health Care Workers Become the Core of Best Practice in the COVID-19 Era?
Sultan Mohammed Al Mutairi, MPH, Azzam Alotaibi, PhD, Mostafa Kofi, PhD, Anas Alsuraimi, MD and Amen Bawazir, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 13, 2020
In the Era of COVID-19 outbreak, hand hygiene become a particularly critical for frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) who are overstretched and for whom this key routine task must be easy to complete and effective to prevent Healthcare- associated infections (HAIs). Therefore, this current study aims to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of hand hygiene among the HCWs and the potential factors influencing hand hygiene (HH) compliance according to the hand hygiene protocols at pr...
Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Osteoarthritis Patients
Sefika Dilek GUVEN and Ayla UNSAL
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: April 06, 2020
The treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) includes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods. In getting no response to traditional medical treatment it causes the use of effective and confident treatment of OA and as a result patients tend to use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). This study which is a descriptive type has been done on patients with OA in case of defining the use of CAM. This study has been done on patients who applied to physical therapy polyclinics. The sample of the ...
Ethics in the Curriculum of Undergraduate Nursing Programs in Turkey
Bengu Cetinkaya, RN, PhD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 30, 2020
All healthcare professionals experience ethical problems, and nursing students experience these problems just as commonly as other health professionals. Some of these issues involve medication and treatments, quality care, harmful behaviour, force-feeding, and patient confidentiality. In a study by Erdil and Korkmaz, ethical problems observed by nursing students in the clinic were examined. The most frequently observed problems of the ...
Working through Others - A Qualitative Content Analysis of Nursing Students’ Experiences with Malnutrition at One Hospital in Vietnam
Elin Eriksson, RN, BSc, Victoria Ferm, RN, BSc and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 05, 2019
Malnutrition causes problems in Vietnam, including illnesses with physiological and psychological complications. The aim of this study was to describe nursing students experiences with malnutrition at one hospital in Vietnam. Interviews of eight nursing students were performed, and the results were analysed by qualitative content analysis. This study highlights the use of guidelines in collaboration (between staff and patients’ relatives) to facilitate early identification and/or prevent malnu...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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....
Adaptation of Dialysis Patients to Activities of Daily Life and Evaluation of Quality of Life
Zumrut Akgun sahin, PhD, RN
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 14, 2019
This study was conducted in order to determine the life quality and depression levels of patients receiving hemodialysis treatment and their compliance to daily life activities. This cross-sectional study consisted of 145 patients with hemodialysis treatment who applied to the Medicine Polyclinic of a hospital in Turkey. Physically insufficient patients. It turned out that those with visual, hearing and taste problems cannot perform independently of daily activities. In the meantime, by using an...
Faculty Knowledge, Awareness, Value, and Self-Efficacy in Teaching Systems Thinking to Nursing Students: A Pilot Study
Alaa Nabil Mahsoon and Mary Dolansky
Article Type: Pilot Study | First Published: June 06, 2019
Systems thinking is a core competency in nursing education. The assessment of knowledge, awareness and value of, and self-efficacy for teaching systems thinking among faculty is an important step to plan faculty development process. A 17-item faculty questionnaire was developed to assess the knowledge, awareness and value of, and self-efficacy for teaching systems thinking to nursing students as a part of a pilot study. The questionnaire was administered to the nursing faculty at a nursing schoo...
Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Hourly Rounding: A Private Australian Catholic Hospital Single Case Study
Karen Francis, RN, PhD, MEd, MHlthScPHC, Andriy Kurtsev, RN, Donna Walter, RN, Cara Steele, BBSc, PGDPsy, PGDip, Stats and Carolyn Staines, BSc, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 05, 2019
Evidence suggests that structured nursing rounds are associated with positive outcomes. However, a number of barriers to effective hourly rounding have been reported. Rounding practices were implemented in a medical/ surgical ward at a regional hospital in Australia, in 2014, aiming to reduce the risk of patient falls and enhance the patient experience. A qualitative, exploratory descriptive single case study design was utilised. Fifteen (15) nurses participated in the study and data were genera...
Nurses' Experiences of Health Promotion and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases Related to Smoking
Ernelind N, BSN, Wirkensjö H, BSN, Pangastuti HS, BSN, MSc, Perdana M, BSN, MS, Widyawati W, BSN, MPH, PhD and Lepp M, RNT, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 27, 2019
Three themes emerged from the analysis: Conceptions in relation to the patient and their family, conceptions in relation to the hospital and health care centers and conceptions in relation to the culture and policies. All nurses are working with health promotion and prevention of cardiovascular diseases related to smoking in one way or another. However, distinct guidelines and resources are missing....
Nursing Students' eHealth Literacy in the U.S. and South Korea
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 26, 2019
Online health information is a critical resource for health information seekers and, thus, nursing professionals must be able to find and distinguish the quality of health information online to support patients and caregivers. This study evaluated perceived eHealth literacy skills among nursing students in the U.S. and South Korea. eHEALS was used to assess 169 undergraduate nursing students' eHealth literacy. The study results showed that nursing students lacked confidence in using online healt...
Iron Deficiency Anemia in Infants of Hatta Suburb-UAE
Dileep Kumar, Zahid Nabi Qureshi and Mouza Saif Albadwawi
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 19, 2019
Worldwide burden of ID estimated to be 43% globally in 2011 and about 70% in Central and West Africa and 7-9% of USA children ages 1-3 years have iron deficiency (ID). Countries in high caloric nutrition switch have a high prevalence of overweight and obesity, a moderate prevalence of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Infants and children must obtain 30% of their daily iron from their diet to provide the necessary iron for new muscle cells and RBCs....