The Effect of Antenatal Care on Birth Weight in Low and Middle Income Countries
Rediet Eristu Teklu, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Tsegaw Amare and Biresaw Ayen Tegegne
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 05, 2023
Low birth weight (LBW) defined by WHO as weight at birth of less than 2.5 kg. LBW accounts for nearly half of all perinatal and one-third of all infant deaths. Around 20 million LBW babies are born each year, with 95.6% of them in developing countries. Antenatal care can significantly mitigate the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) in low and middle income countries, according to studies. The purpose of this paper is to assess the effect of antenatal care on LBW using the most recent DHS data...
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...
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%...
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....
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....
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....
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....
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...
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 ...
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 ...