Volume 6, Issue 2

Factors Influencing Job Performance among Nurses Who are Working in Saudi Mental Health Hospitals
Original Research
Aim: This study was aimed at exploring the factors that may influence the job performance of nurses who are working in mental health hospitals of Saudi Arabia. Specifically, the focus was on the demographic, organizational, environmental, socio-cultural, and economic factors that may contribute to the job performance. Method: Design: Mixed Method Triangulation (Both quantitative and qualitative methods). Sample: Selective sample N = 344 nurses who are working in Saudi mental health hospitals. Setting: Five mental health hospitals located in four cities in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah (2 hospitals), Madinah, and Buradah. Tool: A self-constructed questionnaire by the researcher used based on an extensive literature review, including 36 factors and one open-ended question. Conclusion: The results of this study, which was conducted in five mental health hospitals in four cities in Saudi Arabia, indicated that six main factors influence the performance of nurses who are working in mental health hospitals. These factors are the lack of managerial effort to improve the work environment of nurses, seeking perfectionism, support from the ward manager, salary, the relationship at work with other nurses, and the fairness of shift work between nurses. Additionally, other factors can almost be considered to be influencing factors (though they were in the neutral area), including relationships at work with other health team members, violent, and aggressive behavior of mentally ill patients. Therefore, further research studies are needed to support or refute the findings of this study.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 67-81. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-5
Pub. Date: March 13, 2018
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Effect of an Educational Intervention on Women's Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Cervical Cancer
Original Research
Background: Cervical cancer is a significant health issue worldwide. Improving women knowledge and attitude regarding cervical cancer has a pivotal role in reducing risks and bad prognosis of cervical cancer. Women should be equipped with sufficient knowledge regarding early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention on women's knowledge and attitude regarding cervical cancer. Design: A quasi- experimental design was adopted in the current study. Sample: - A purposive of (65) women' were included in the current study. Setting: - The current study was conducted at outpatient clinic affiliated at obstetric department at Benha University Hospital. Tools of collection: -Two tools were used for data collection, first tool interviewing questionnaire to collect data about the women's socio demographic data and women's knowledge regardingcervical cancer as definition, risk factors, complication. Two tools was cervical cancer related attitude. Results: The result of the present study should that the total knowledge mean score was improved from (11.33±7.28) at pre intervention to (21.20±47) at post intervention phase. In addition there was 0.0% of the studied woman have positive attitude to pre intervention meanwhile, after intervention 30.8% of them have positive attitude. Conclusion:Educational intervention was effective in improving the women's knowledge and attitude regarding cervical cancer.Recommendations:-Cervical cancer education program should be provided for all women's in all different ages in Egypt.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 59-66. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-4
Pub. Date: March 10, 2018
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Perceived, Psychological Impact of Teenage Pregnancy among Students
Original Research
Teenage pregnancy is a major health concern because teenage mothers and their children are at high risk of illness and death. Aim of the study:was to determine the perception of teenagers pertaining to psychological consequences of teenage pregnancy. Hypothesis Most female at the age of 16-19 who are engaged at teenage pregnancy are more likely to have psychological problems. Design:The descriptive cross sectional research design was used in this study. Setting: The study was conducted in two secondary schools at Menoufia Governerate: El-Sanawia banat old secondary school and El-Sanawia banat new secondary school. Subjects: Simple random sample method was used in this study. The total sample consisted of 186 adolescents from the schools with ages ranging from 16-19 years. Tools:interviewing questionnaire adopted by the researchers. Results: The final study results shows that a young teenager is significantly more challenging, medically, and psychologically problematic. Conclusion:Teenagers who are engaged at teenage pregnancy mostly drop out of school and also, they are still depending on their parents. Recommendation:Psychological intervention programs to minimise the psychological problems experienced by pregnant teenagers conducted at Maternal Child Health centers.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 54-58. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-3
Pub. Date: March 06, 2018
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Undergraduate Nursing Student’s Perception and the Factors Influencing on Assignment Practice
Original Research
Aim: This research attempted to examine the effect of selected factors on students' response on assignment practices among undergraduate students in the college of Nursing in Hail University (KSA). Methods: The descriptive design included a sample of 170 Saudi nursing students, 120 of them were undergraduate students as well as the 50 internship students at College of Nursing, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi .The Assignment survey questionnaire was used to determine students view and the factors that influence students' assignment practice. Results: Results reveal that there was a significant difference in the extent of effect of gender, marital status, parents' education, occupation of father and living with, on the mean time spent in doing assignments of nurse college students. Conclusion: These results imply that nursing students perceived the role of assignments in their courses and aware of its importance to improve their academic level in the course. Students should be allowed to express their views of assignment practices that they deal with every day.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 47-53. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-2
Pub. Date: March 02, 2018
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Sexual Function Disorders Affecting Quality of Life of Women with Gynecological Cancer at Al-Fayoum University Hospital
Original Research
Gynecological cancer is still considered as an important cause of maternal morbidities over the world and most of women who are suffering from gynecological cancers experience a variety of sexual dysfunction disorders, and psychological and social problems that affect negatively on their quality of life. Aim: The aimof this study was to assess the sexual function disorders affecting quality of life of women with gynecological cancer at Al-Fayoum University Hospital. Research design: A descriptive study design was adapted. Setting: The present study was conducted at the Oncological Gynecology Outpatient Clinic in Al-Fayoum University Hospital. Sample: A sample of 114 women with different types of gynecological cancer was chosen according to inclusive criteria. Tools: Four tools were used including: I:A structured interviewing questionnaire, II: Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), III: The Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS), and IV: A questionnaire for assessing the general quality of life of gynecological women. Results & Conclusion: The results of current study revealed that the mean age of women with gynecological cancer was 50.8 ± 5.57, less than half had cancer uterus, while one third were cancer cervix, The prevalence of the sexual problems shows the sexual function in each domain, the lowest mean score was noted in the domain of desire. There was a statistically significant difference in couple’s satisfaction with a mean of 66.23±10.74 and there was a statistically significant correlation between female sexual function index (FSFI) and QOL of gynecological women, and it was significantly higher with women who performed surgery than those who did not. Recommendation: It is recommended to prepare a secure environment in the hospital outpatient clinic to discuss sexual problems with women freely as well as increasing the number of specialized trained counselor nurses for sex therapy and establish strategies to facilitate the husband's understanding and support the potential impact of treatment related to gynecological cancer on women.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 39-46. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-1
Pub. Date: February 28, 2018
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