International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009

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The level of attitude about cervical cancer among urban and rural women in dungun Trengganu, Malaysia

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Cervical cancer is the third leading cause of death among at-risk reproductive women in Malaysia. This study was to find out the level of knowledge about cervical cancer among urban and rural women. The study involved women aged between 30 and 65 years. The study design is a comparative study. The sampling method uses a probability sampling method based on sampling criteria and sample exclusion criteria. The IBM Corp.'s...

Author(s):Zakira Mamat, Zuyranick Nik Nur Zuraid and Tengku Alina

Understanding of type 2 diabetes patients' knowledge and practice of self-care management among adult males and females living in sub-urban area of Ibadan

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Type 2 Diabetes affects an estimated 150 million people worldwide involving a greater proportion of the developing countries. It has a prevalence of 2.2% in Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey comprising 270 participants was selected to take part in a self-care management of type 2 diabetes. A structured interview was conducted among the selected participants with the aid of a designed questionnaire. The data obtained were...

Author(s): Victor Prefa, Ogbonna Nkechinyere and Adelani Tijani

A Narrative Review On Barriers Of Maternal Referral Process: Causes And Solutions

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Referral management is an integral part of clinical practice. However in low resource settings referrals are often delayed. Rural women are at higher risk of dying from pregnancy and its complication.94% of global maternal deaths occur in low resource setting and India alone accounts for 12% of maternal deaths . Most of maternal deaths can be prevented by strengthening the referral system of country. WHO categorizes 3 type...

Author(s):Arti Kaparwan

Knowledge and Self-Reported Practice of Insulin Injection Device Disposal and Associated Factors among Diabetes Patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Diabetes mellitus is a serious long term condition with major impact on the lives and wellbeing, societies in worldwide. Poor disposal practices of devices potentially result in personal injury and injuries to people in the household and general community. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and self -reported practice of insulin injection device disposal and associated factors among diabetes patients in TASH, Addis...

Author(s):Aynalem Loha, Fiqaadu Aga, Amanuel Fanta and Ayantu Meles

Assessment of low patient social support and its associated factors among hospitalized medical surgical adult inpatients in Addis Ababa public hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020. Multi -center Cross-sectional study

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Patient social support is a network or web of social relationships that each individual keeps including the closest people, such as family, close friends and other neighborhood or community individuals in the hospital as well as out of the hospitals. Patient psychosocial support influences the health status and treatment effectiveness, enhancing quality of care in a hospitalized medical surgical inpatient setting....

Author(s):Shegaw Tesfa, Haimanot Abebe, Tadesse Tsehay and Bitew Tefera

Alcoholic liver biomarkers: determinants for admission to rehabilitation centres during the Covid 19 period in Kenya

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Consumption of alcohol is a practice world over that dates back to 10,000 Before Christ. Evaluation on the damages caused by the alcohol on the human organs such as the liver is paramount. There is no direct evaluation to liver parenchyma before admission rather blood samples are evaluated to show damage or no damage to the liver cells. The outcome of the blood samples denote the health status of the liver cells before...

Author(s):George Njoroge, Catherine Mwenda, Ezekiel Mecha and Stanley Waithaka

Satisfaction with Childbirth Care: Correlations between SERVICEQUAL Dimensions

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The model known as SERVICEQUAL(SQ) examines the correlation between service satisfaction and the gaps that occur between customers’ expectations prior to service and perceptions after being served. The gaps are tested over five dimensions: tangibles of the service, assurance, empathy, reliability, and responsiveness of the service provider. This study examines the satisfaction of women with childbirth care by drawing on...

Author(s):Iris Gertner Moryossef and Keren Or -Chen

Evidence-based practice utilization and associated factors among nurses in public hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Evidence-based practice is about making decisions by integrating individual clinical experts with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research. With regards all the various programs and strategies to promote the use of clinical research and updates, there is still a gap in practicing. A number of studies from various countries have reported that nurses’ experience of evidence-based practice is...

Author(s):Kidist Assefa, and Zewdu Shewangizaw

Burnout and job satisfaction among nurses/midwives at private and public hospitals in Malawi

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Burnout has been reported among healthcare professionals including nurse/midwives and is considered one of the potential health hazards. This study aimed to determine the level of job satisfaction and burnout among nurses/midwives at three healthcare institutions in Lilongwe, Malawi. A cross-sectional study was conducted as part of a larger Action Research (AR) study. A total of 170 nurse/midwives working in maternity and...

Author(s):Ezereth Kabuluzia, Berlington Munkhondya, Chisomo Mulenga, Rodwell Gundo, Tiwonge Munkhondy, Matthews Lazaro and Gladys Msiska

Experiences of pregnant adolescents utilizing ante-natal care services in the Asante Akyem North District, Ghana

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Pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second cause of death among pregnant adolescents globally. Early childbearing increases risks for both mothers and their new-born, thus visitation to ante-natal clinics is warranted to monitor their progress. Despite this assertion, the barriers and facilitators that enhance the utilisation of ante-natal services remains minimally explored in most parts of Ghana. This study...

Author(s):Frank Bediako Agyei, Jonathan Bayuo, Benedicta Esaaba Bilson and Doreen Asantewaa Abeasi

The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy Oil on The Level of Anxiety And Pain Among Primigravida Maternal In Cirebon District Indonesia

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Aromatherapy is the use of controlled plant essence for therapeutic purposes. Its applications are many such as welfare, childbirth, infection, dementia, and anxiety treatments, but often they have not been scientifically validated. Psychological challenges such as anxiety can contribute to women's pain perception and can also affect labor and their birth experience. Lavender aromatherapy with a steam engine makes mothers...

Author(s):Norma Mardiani, M.Keb, Pearly Otis PO, M.Kes, Ela Rohaeni, M.Kes, Siti Juariah, MH, Mia Novia Resna, S.ST, Atty Kunati, M.Kes

Variables that may affect the traditional signs of perinatal asphyxia

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To prove if certain variables related to labour affect the traditional signs of perinatal asphyxia (cardiotocography records, Apgar score and the umbilical artery pH). Observational, multicentric, longitudinal, analytical, cohort study in pregnant women at term admitted to the delivery room of Hospital Infanta Cristina, Hospital de Fuenlabrada and Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda. Of all the variables under scrutiny,...

Author(s):Victoria Maroto Alonso, Eva Pérez-Martínez, Vicente Manuel Patiño Maraverc, An Belén Hernández López and Consuelo Álvarez Plaza

Motivators and barriers to the pursuit of advanced nursing education in Nigeria

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The importance of advanced nursing education in healthcare cannot be overemphasized. Thisstudy was conducted to identify factors that motivates and deter nurses from the pursuit of advanced nursing education in Nigeria. The population consist of nurses from a teaching hospital in Nigeria. Stratified random sampling techniques was used to select 180 elements from the population. Copies of questionnaire were administered to...

Author(s): Oluwaseun Tosin Aina, Danie lOlagoke Aina & Olumide Abraham Ajayi

Agreement between estimated date of delivery determined by last menstrual period and ultrasound: a prospective cohort of Tanzanian women

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In Tanzania, the estimated delivery date (EDD) is mainly determined by the last menstrual period (LMP), presumably leading to inaccurate estimates with a falsely high proportion of post-term and preterm deliveries..The study aimed to compare EDD determination by LMP and ultrasound in pregnant Tanzanian women and examine how the dating method affects the proportions born preterm, at term, and post-term and assess how...

Author(s):Pernille N Nielsen, Chunsen Wu, MD, Jane J Rogathi, Geofrey N Sigalla, Lene Sperling, Rachel Manongi, Dan W Meyrowitsch, Tine Gammeltoft, Mag Art, Vibeke Rasch, DMSci

Profile of trainee midwives’ contraceptive use and satisfaction with use: The case of Ghana

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Contraceptive use reduces the likelihood of mortalities and morbidities associated with unsafe abortions and unwanted pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa. Given that healthcare professionals in Ghana are a primary source of reproductive health services including contraceptives, this study examined contraceptive use, factors influencing contraceptive use and satisfaction among midwifery students in Ghana. A cross-sectional...

Author(s):Emmanuel K. Nakua

Exclusive Breast-Feeding Practice and Associated Factors in Bishoftu Town Administration, East Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

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Even though exclusive breastfeeding is a cornerstone of child survival and child health because it provides essential, replaceable nutrition for child growth and development, there were scanty of studies on this area in the country, particularly in the Bishoftu town. The community based cross-sectional study design was conducted on 394 mothers-paired with children less than six months selected by stratified random...

Author(s):Exclusive Breast Feeding, Infant Exclusive Breast Feeding, Infant Feeding

Assessment of the impact of socio demographic status and maternal age on pregnancy outcomes: Cross sectional study in a major tertiary maternity hospital in Sudan over a two-year period

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There is a relationship between adverse pregnancy outcome and low socio demographic status. However, maternal age alone is capable of affecting pregnancy outcome for both mother and newborn. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of socio demographic status and maternal age on the perinatal outcome in women who delivered in Omdurman Maternity Hospital (this is a major maternity unit in Sudan with over 30 thousand...

Author(s):Sarahdafa Alla, Babiker Rahamtalla, Zuhair Sharfi, Badreldeen Ahmed

Unmasking nurses' entrepreneurial potentials: Swot analysis of Nigerian Nursing & Midwifery Act

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Nurses have every capacity to dominate the private healthcare market in Nigeria. However, ignorance, the tradition of seeking for already established jobs in the hospitals mainly, and self-limiting legal impediments of the law establishing nursing and midwifery in Nigeria have not allowed them to recognize this fact. Given the situation of the present-day saturated labor market in Nigeria, getting the nurses to realize...

Author(s):Chijioke Oliver Nwodoh and Chiamaka Jennifer Okafor

Association of medication administration errors with interruption among nurses working in Amhara Region Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia

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Medication administration errors reach patients and pose a threat to patient safety, increasing mortality rates, length of hospital stay, and related costs. It also has an impact on patients, healthcare professionals, and health institutions. It is highly prevalent in Ethiopia, which ranges from 51.8% to 90.8%. Knowing the association of medication administration errors with interruption will help to provide information...

Author(s):Enyew Getaneh Mekonen

Implementation of non pharmacological pain management among nurses working in public hospitals of Nekemte Town, West Ethiopia

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Non-pharmacological pain management is one approach to a comprehensive method of pain relief. It can be categorized into three categories including cognitive, physical, and environmental or emotional strategies. Non- pharmacological interventions are essentially useful for pain management than pharmacological pain management, because they are low cost, easy to provide, safe, and nurses can implement them with little...

Author(s):Adugna Oluma Ayana, Frehiwot Agonafir, Nigatu Hailu and Burtukan Kebede Moti

Knowledge of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Neonatal Care among Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in selected Local Government Areas in Ibadan, Nigeria

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Childbearing women and infants in developing countries continue to experience unacceptably high rates of mortality and morbidity in spite of targeted initiatives to address the issue. The level of skilled assistance a pregnant woman receives during childbirth has important health consequences for both mother and baby. This study was carried out to assess the knowledge of traditional birth attendants...


Knowledge and attitude of nurses towards the prevention of occupational health hazards in Lagos University Teaching Hospital

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Nurses working at the frontline of providing preventive and curative services are being exposed to risks of illnesses or accidents in the workplace. Safety and the quality of the work environment is germane to productivity and efficiency. Occupational hazards are preventable if only the needed information, facts and skills are provided to nurses by ensuring safe work environments. The study aimed to describe the knowledge...

Author(s):Florence Folami and Atinuke Olowe

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Utilization of Emergency Contraception among Unmarried Women of Reproductive age in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

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Unintended pregnancies, pregnancies that occur within short intervals as well as unsafe abortion could be avoided by using contraceptives. Therefore: Knowledge, attitude and utilization of emergency contraceptives among unmarried women are of supreme importance because of high rates of unintended sexual intercourse leading to unwanted pregnancies as well as unsafe abortion. To assess knowledge, attitude and utilization of...

Author(s):Aman Jima, Getu Teshome and Alemu Shiferaw

Causes and risk factors for maternal mortality among pregnant women in Abeokuta South, Nigeria

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This observational study assessed the knowledge of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at two selected hospitals in Abeokuta South, Nigeria on the causes and risk factors of maternal mortality, identified barriers to knowledge acquisition, and examined the influence of parity of respondents on their knowledge of factors causing maternal mortality. Maternal mortality is extremely high in Nigeria, it is defined as the...



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Background: Mild psychological distress affect aproximately from one to five postpartum mothers globally. Difficult interactions and communication between these mothers and their children may increase the risk of behavioral disorders and led to cognitive impairment in the children. An alternate approach is used of non pharmacologic therapy. Lemon aromatherapy has been proposed to solve symptoms of mild psychological...

Author(s):Lastri Mei

Assessment of menstrual hygiene practices and its associated factors among adolescent students in Batu high school in Batu Town, East Shewa, Ethiopia: A descriptive school-based cross-sectional study

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Background: Menstrual hygiene management has not received adequate attention in the reproductive health sectors in developing countries which in turn contribute to poor menstrual hygiene practices in these countries. Lack of knowledge and poor personal hygienic practices during menstruation can lead to various gynecological problems in the reproductive life of girls like reproductive tract infections and inflammatory...

Author(s):MAS Leta and Maleda Tefera

Types of Medication Errors among Pharmacists and Nurses working at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt

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This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. A total of 42 Pharmacists participated in the survey while a total of 270 Registered Nurses were selected from nurses working at the study centre using consecutive sampling method (n=312). Reliability coefficient was 0.84; Kruskal-Wallis test and T-Test were applied to test hypothesis at α = 0.05 level of significance. Results showed that about 33 (90.5%) of pharmacists...



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Abstract Background: Antenatal Care means care before birth and includes education, counseling, screening andtreatment to monitor and to promote the well - being of the mother and fetus. The aim of this study is toassess knowledge of pregnant women regarding the benefits of Antenatal care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted among 405 pregnant women from March to April, 2015....


Perinatal mortality and its associated factors among mothers who gave birth at Arba Minch general hospital, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2017.

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Background: Perinatal mortality refers to "number of stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life per 1000 total births, the perinatal period begins at 22 completed weeks, and ends at the seventh day following child birth". Perinatal mortality is the presumptive indicator remains a challenge to achieve the goal directed at improving maternal and child health status in developing countries. Identifying factors...

Author(s):Feleke FELEKE GEBREMESKEL WELDEHAWARIAT , Muluken Ahmed , Eticha Embabo

Descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding menopause among urban and rural married women in selected area of Kurali.

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With increasing age, emerging physical health problems can cause significant changes in the woman’s lifestyle, leading to social withdrawal, avoidance and curtailment of physical activity. Menopause is the stoppage of menstruation for at least 6 months after the age of 40 years. Menopause normally occur between the 45-50 years. Menopause before 40 years of age is known as premature Menopause and after 50 years as...

Author(s): Key words:- Menopause, women, knowledge, attitude, rural area, urban area

Utilization of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods and Associated Factors among Married Women of Reproductive Age Group, In Bale Zone District Towns, South East Ethiopia

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia continued high fertility level along with declining mortality rates have resulted in a wide gap between birth and death rates and subsequently result in high annual population growth rate. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Methods are Family Planning methods providing pregnancy protection for more than three years .Wider access and use of long acting contraceptives are the most...

Author(s):Abdurehman Kalu

Tele-counselling in postpartum mother with multiple sclerosis: A case report

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This study was performed for determining the effect of tele-counselling on postpartum mother with multiple sclerosis (MS) both physiological and psychological. The study was carried out as a case report. The patient was evaluated per the Functional Health Patterns model of Marjorie Gordon. Nursing care was provided per the individualized nursing diagnoses of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) in...

Author(s):Ruveyde Aydın and Hatice BalcıYangın

Determinants of satisfactory facility-based care for women during childbirth in Kumasi, Ghana

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The majority of deaths of women and infants during pregnancy and childbirth occur in Africa. Although many pregnant women seek antenatal care, in Ghana they do not all continue to seek facility-based care for childbirth. Complications that lead to mortality often occur around childbirth and these are not always possible to predict during antenatal care. This makes facility-based childbirth imperative for reduction in...

Author(s):Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Brian van Wyk, Lucia Knight and Jody Rae Lori

Pregnancy outcome and early postnatal weights in diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant rats administered ethanolic extract of Ocimum gratissimum leaves during pregnancy

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Extract of Ocimum gratissimum (OG), also known as scent leaf, is popularly used to treat diabetes mellitus and its hypoglycaemic activity has been confirmed by in vivo studies. The aim was to investigate the effect of this extract on placenta development and birth outcome in diabetic pregnancy. Forty two pregnant rats weighing 150-200 g were used. They were divided into control and extract treated diabetic and non-diabetic...

Author(s):Cordilia Omuekpen Iyare

The prevalence, risk factors and coping measures of back pain among nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

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Back pain is one of the leading skeletal health problem worldwide and a common complaint among nurses. This study assessed the prevalence, risk factors and coping measures of back pain among nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state. A descriptive cross-sectional studies in which self-structured questionnaire were used to obtain information from 228 respondents conveniently selected from all units of nursing...

Author(s):Elizabeth Urenna Ike and Janet Oluwatoyin Olawumi

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