Volume 6, Issue 5

Spousal Violence Real Experiences of Victimized Women Attending Family Court: A Qualitative Study
Original Research
Background: Spousal violence is an international problem of prevalent magnitudes. It incorporates physical or psychological harm between husbands and wives. The health significances of spousal violence can be severe, leading to physical, emotional or mental health consequences. Aim:the aim of the present study was to explore spousal violence real experiences among victimized women attending Family Court. Design: a descriptive exploratory qualitative research design was used. Setting: the study was conducted at Samanood family court (Gharbia governorate, Egypt). Sampling: a purposive sample of 12 divorced women who were willing to participate in interactive interviews, they were 12 divorced woman. Tools: in-depth interviews were used to collect data where a topic guide included open ended questions about spousal violence was used. Results: After thematic analysis, six main themes illustrating the cycle of violence were emerged: violence predictors; as relationship strain & maltreatment. Violence types; commonly reported verbal & physical. Causes; customs & traditions played a major role. Reaction to violence; women reaction was mainly seeking help from family member. Health consequences; were mostly psychological. And finally, with the escalation of danger women became more hopeless, until the occurrence of crucial event which gave them the power to take the decision of escaping violence. Conclusion: Women described the begging of relationship as ordinary or very good (pre-contemplation), then the appearance of predictors & occurrence of partner violence (contemplation), after that the women reaction (preparation), and finally with the negative health consequences and escalation of danger women decided to escape violence (action and maintenance). Recommendation: Prevent cycle of violence from ever starting by preparing young couples for healthy marital relationships, and raising public awareness /families about consequences of spousal violence on future community.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 335-343. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-16
Pub. Date: August 24, 2018
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The Effect of Nursing Guidelines on Minimizing Incidence of Complications for Patients with Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tube
Original Research
The aim of the study was to identify the effect of nursing guidelines on minimizing the incidence of complications for patients undergoing percutaneous nephrostomy. Research design: A quasi-experimental study design has been used. Setting: The study was carried out, in urologic surgery department and outpatient clinic of urology and . Subjects and methods: Sample: sixty adult patients undergoing PCN were included, having the following criteria; the age between 18 – 65 years, both male and female, and were divided randomly in to study and control groups. The study group (thirty patients) received the nursing guidelines, while the control group (thirty patients) received routine hospital care. Tools: three tools were utilized: Structure interviewing questionnaire, nursing guidelines, and patient evaluation sheet. Results: more than two-thirds of patients in the study group (66.7 %) were male, 86.7% were married, 33.3 % were from (fifty to sixty-five). All patients in both control and study groups don’t complain about urinary tract obstruction. Conclusion: application of the nursing guidelines had its positive impact on the outcomes of patients who underwent percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement. Recommendation: A printed copy of the nursing guidelines is to be distributed among patients with percutaneous nephrostomy tube. A workshop for nurses working in urology operating room is to be organized for enriching nurses with recent guidelines related to percutaneous nephrostomy tube.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 327-334. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-15
Pub. Date: August 04, 2018
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Maternal Markers for Detecting Urinary Tract Infection among Pregnant Women in Port Said City, Egypt
Original Research
Background:Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the highest frequently problem caused by bacterial factors in a pregnant woman, which can lead to significant complications for both fetus and mother that hasten early detection for problems and prevention. The study aimed to identify the maternal markers for detecting urinary tract infection among pregnant women in port said City, Egypt. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design was performed on 101 pregnant women who attend the obstetrics and gynecology clinic at Port Said general hospital with the inclusion criteria from first September 2017 to end of February 2018. The structured interviewing questionnaire and Laboratory test record were used to collect the data using a purposive sample. Result: In this study, 53.5 % of the studied women had positive bacteria in the urine culture. E. coli (39%) had the highest percentage of the isolated bacteria followed by Staphylococcus aureus (26%). The frequency of micturition, followed by dysuria, lower abdominal pain, urine color change, painful burning sensation, incomplete bladder evacuation were the most common maternal markers, predisposing factors associated with UTI during pregnancy were age, occupation, family income, previous treatment for UTI during current pregnancy, regular urination, diabetes mellitus, and previous urinary tract infection. Recommendations:A guidelines about preventive measures of UTI for pregnant women should be providing. Since the symptoms are considered reliable markers for detecting UTI during pregnancy, so suitable screening for early detection and provide proper treatment for infected cases should be implemented.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 317-326. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-14
Pub. Date: August 03, 2018
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Intimate Partner Violence among Women with Female Infertility
Review Article
Background:Violence against women is a serious abuse of human rights and an important public health problem that concerns all sectors of society worldwide. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue leading to the death of many people every year. Experience of infertility profoundly affects the personal well-being of women. Aim: to assess the prevalence, types of intimate partner violence and determine the factors influencing its occurrence against infertile women Subjects and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 246 infertile women referring to Adam international hospital in Cairo-Egypt in 2018. They were interviewed using a validated questionnaire for assessment of violence against women. Demographic data of infertile women and their husbands were collected. In addition, researcher-made questionnaire and general health questionnaire (were used). Results: In present study psychological violence was found to be the most common type of reported violence against infertile women followed by sexual and physical violence. Scurrility, humiliation and yelling and abstaining from sexual relationship were the most common type of psychological and sexual violence. The severity of IPV had a significant correlation with the social class of the woman, chronic disease of the husband, duration of marriage and trial of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. Conclusion: psychological violence was found to be the most common type of reported violence against infertile women followed by sexual and physical violence. The severity of IPV had significant association with various socioeconomic and medical factors.Recommendations:Universal screening for intimate partner violence is still justified among women who are infertile, given the potential hazard to both pregnancy and future child. Screening of the victims and early intervention not only can help the woman, but also prevent child abuse later on.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 309-316. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-13
Pub. Date: July 18, 2018
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Substance Abuse as Perceived by Adolescents: A Preventive Approach for Their Safety
Original Research
Substance abuse may lead to criminal behaviors. Substance abuse has major impact on individuals, families and communities, as its effects are cumulative, contributing to costely, social, physical and mental health problems. Aim of the study: This study aims to examine effect of health and psycho education on the adolescents’ knowledge, attitude and perception regarding substance abuse. Design: A quasi experimental design was used to conduct this study. Tool of data collection: Data collection was carried out by using the following tools: An interview questionnaire form that covers two parts. Part I: Demographic characteristics such as: age, father and mother’s education, parents’ job etc… Part II: It comprised 54 items: four items sought information about respondents' level of knowledge and awareness of, and personal familiarity with, illegal drugs; 35 items explored perceptions, attitudes and beliefs about drug use, drug users and drug-related issues plus 15 items elicited socio-demographic data including the respondents' age, marital status etc. Results: There is statistically significant improvement in the level of knowledge after intervention, with p=0.000.Adolescents positive attitude toward addicts has increased post intervention representing 45.8% of the sample compared with 32.6% pre intervention. Moreover, the positive perception of the adolescents regarding addiction has increased representing 28.3% post intervention compared to 3.3% pre intervention. Conclusion: Adolescents have poor knowledge, poor attitude and poor perception regarding substance abuse. Intervention including health and psychoeducation has an effective result on students knowledge, attitude, and perceptrion of substance abuse. Recommendations:Frequent assessments of adolescents knowledge, attitude and perception regarding substance abuse. Assessing sources of students information and providing frequent educational program for adolecents regarding substance abuse among Egyptian schools. Collaboration of Ministry of Health with Ministry of Information in providing intervention programs targeting adolescents and school students for prevention of substance abuse.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 299-308. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-12
Pub. Date: July 17, 2018
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The Knowledge of Autistic Children's Mothers Regarding Autism in Basra City
Original Research
To evaluate the knowledge quantitively of mothers with autistic children regarding autism. Identify relationship between mother's knowledge with their age, level of education and Job. A cross sectional study carried out at the Emam Hussein Training Institute and Donia Al-Amal center in Al-Basra city from November- 9th –2016 through February -1st-2017. Random sample of 50 mothers was collected, who was having children with autism. The data collected by obtaining formal approval from the directors of the two centers. Who in turn to distribute questionnaires to mothers of autistic children through personal interview between the director of the centers and mothers of children and has answered all the questions in front of them, because the law of the centers doesn't allow other peoples to know anything about the family of the affected children due to social reasons. The relationship between mothers knowledge and education is significant (at <0.05) and all other variables are not significant relations with mother's knowledge. Mothers in two centers have sufficient knowledge about autism in children, Level of education play important role in improvement mother's information.Frequent sessions should be organized for mothers about autism, and its management to improve their information, and to dealing with their children in appropriate way. Frequent research studies are recommended to evaluate the improvement of mothers information take into account the importance of level of education for mothers.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 296-298. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-11
Pub. Date: July 11, 2018
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Evaluation of Nurse's Knowledge in Management of Premature Baby in Neonatal Units
Original Research
Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising. Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, responsible for nearly 1 million deaths. Our aims were to evaluate of nurse's knowledge in management of premature baby in neonatal units (PBU). To find out relationship between socio demographic variables and nurses knowledge. To determine the relation between the experience and level of knowledge. A selected sample study carried out in four general hospital in Basra-Iraq: Basra general hospital, Almoani general hospital, Qurna general hospital and Basra hospital for Maternity and childhood. A sample of 40 nurses was included and interviewed for the purpose of the study . The enquiry forma consist of 2 part, one for the demographic data, the second part concern with evaluation of the nursing intervention for management of premature babies units, which was done by the resident doctors in these units. The second part consist of 14 items represent the roles of nurses in the PBU. Likert Scale has been used for the evaluation scores. The data has been fed in SPSS program for statistical purposes. The study Showed that 90% of the nurses was females and 10% was males, 32 % were at age interval of 20 to 29 years and 50 % were between 30 to 49 years. 15 % were at 50 to 59 years.57.5 % of the nurses are graduated from secondary school, 32.5 % are graduated from health institute, and 7.5 % from intermediate school and 2.5 % are from college. 30 % of the nurses were having 1 to 5 years of experience in the PBU, 25 % were having 11 to 15 years, 12.5 % having 6 to 10 years, 5 % having 21 years, 2.5 % having less than one years. Only 7.5 % had a participation in training session. The mean evaluation score is 73.9 %, the minimum score is 57 %, and the maximum score is 92 %. At Basra, hospital for Maternity and childhood had the highest score 77 %, and followed by Amwani general hospital 76.56 %, then Quran general hospital 75 %, and lastly Basra general hospital 66 %. There is significant correlation between the scores that the nurses got and the years of their experiences.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 291-295. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-10
Pub. Date: July 05, 2018
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Investigate Young Female Reaction Concerning Their Gynecological Examination
Original Research
The aim of this study was to investigate young female reaction concerning their gynecological examination. Design:descriptive study.Setting: This study was conducted at obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic at Mansoura university hospital, Egypt. Subjects: two hundred and three young female. Sampletype: purposive sample. Tools: An interviewing questionnaire schedule, emotional stress reaction questionnaire, visual analogue scale and immediately post gynecological examination assessment. Results:The present study results had revealed that, majority among young female had incorrect knowledge. Also, 90.1% of young female complain from pain during bimanual examination &insertion of instrument, It was observed that majority among young female had totally correspond negative nonverbal reaction during (Gyne Ex) were feeling of embarrassment (92.1%), while (84.2%) closed& tight her thighs during (Gyne Ex). In addition negative verbal emotional stressful reaction during (Gyne Ex) was no clinic discharge information from health team (88.7%). Moreover most of young female were disagreed about technique, pre-preparation (Gyne Ex). Furthermore 71.4% refused to repeated future (Gyne Ex). Additionally the main barriers by self reported by young female were stressful event (88.2%), lack of communication with health team (85.2%) & taking long time for waiting (79.3%).Conclusion: the present study concluded that the majority of the young female had incorrect knowledge. Also, most of them corresponding with negatively verbal and nonverbal emotional reaction as well as the majority were embarrassment and (Gyne Ex) hurted the dignity, Recommendation:design purshor, guideline and poster concerning the importance & technique of female gynecological examination to enhance young female emotional verbal and non verbal reaction towards their regular Gyne Ex).
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 282-290. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-9
Pub. Date: July 05, 2018
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Educational Protocol during Radiotherapy and Its Relation to Skin Toxicity and Self-esteem among Breast Cancer Patients
Original Research
Background: Acute skin toxicity is one of the most common side effects of breast cancer radiotherapy and these adverse events often negatively affect patient’s self-esteem and willingness to continue the treatment. Aim of the study: assess the breast cancer patient's knowledge in relation to skin care during radiotherapy before the implementation of educational protocol and examine the effect of educational protocol on breast cancer patients' knowledge in relation to reducing skin reaction and improving self-esteem after the implementation of educational protocol. Subject and method: Quasi-experimental research design was utilized to achieve the aim of the study. Subject: A purposeful sample including (40) female adult patients were included in the current study. Setting: This study was carried out at oncology center in Minia city. Tools of data collection: Two scales were standardized and two tools were utilized to collect data: 1- Bio socio-demographic characteristics and structured interview schedule; 2- Educational proshour for instructions to reduce radiotherapy skin toxicity; 3- Common Toxicity Criteria-; 4- Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Results: There were highly statistically significant differences among both study and control groups regarding their self-esteem and skin toxicity after educational protocol, there were a highest strong negative statistical significant correlation was found between skin toxicity and both knowledge and self-esteem scales among the study and the control group. Conclusion: the educational protocol reduced skin toxicity of radiotherapy in the study group and improves their self-esteem than control group. Recommendations: Based on the research findings the patients' health education about care radiation target area for breast cancer had a positive effect on patients' skin toxicity degree, design and implement an in-service training program for nursing staff about protocol that minimize radiotherapy skin toxicity.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 273-281. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-8
Pub. Date: July 03, 2018
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Impact of Intradialytic Rehabilitation Program on General Health of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Original Research
Background: CKD patients received intradialytic rehabilitation program developed improvement in their general health. Exercise also improve solute removal which increase the HD efficiency. Aim: to evaluate the impact of intradialytic rehabilitation program on general health of CKD patients. Design: Quasi experimental. Setting: The study conducted at hemodialysis unit of Minia urology hospital. Sampling: 60 patients divided in two groups 30 for each. Results: more than half of both groups were female. More than half of both group were diabetic and hypertensive. Mean age of both groups were (39.73 ± 8.17) & (40.00 ± 8.27). The 6 MWT was lower in the control group (325.3 ±24.1, 310.6 ±18.3 & 308 ±17.8) at the three observations than the study (352.3 ±46.8, 393.8 ±78.4 & 448 ±26.9). Small percentage of the rehabilitation group experienced dyspnea (16.6 % and 26 %). The study group showed improvement in mean serum creatinine (4.85± 0.54 & 4.58±0.54) than the control group (5.58± 0.68 & 5.58± 0.68). After rehabilitation program half of the study had low depression and only (13.3%) of them had high depression level. Conclusion:Intradialytic rehabilitation program for CKD patients enhance their activities of daily living abilities which improves their psychological health status.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 263-272. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-7
Pub. Date: July 02, 2018
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Educational Program for School Health Nurses and Teachers Regarding Primary School Children with Epilepsy
Original Research
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes recurrent seizures. Effects people at all ages, but with higher rates at primary school age. Children with epilepsy face several social, cultural and learning problems, so that school health nurses and teachers have essential role to decrease these problems. Aim: Evaluate the educational program for school health nurses and teachers regarding primary school children with epilepsy. Design: A quasi experimental design was adopted. Setting: Governmental primary schools in Sammanoud City, Gharbia Governorate, Egypt. Sampling:Two samples were used: For school health nurses, all of them participated in the study, these were 21 school health nurses, and for teachers; simple random sample was used to select 249 teachers, with the following criteria: Direct contact with students in the class or during providing activities. Tools: An interviewing questionnaire which includes 4 parts, 1) Demographic characteristics, 2) School health nurses and teachers' knowledge about meaning of epilepsy, 3) School health nurses and teachers' attitude toward primary school children suffering from epilepsy, and 4) School health nurses and teachers' practice toward primary school children with epilepsy. Results: This study showed, highly statistically significant improvement of school health nurses and teachers' knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding epilepsy (4.23±1.23 to 5.14±1.08 and 1.49±1.07 to 4.57±1.46,) (6.91±1.60 to 10.68±2.06and 2.59±2.32to 9.26±2.21) (2.27±2.55 to 3.18±2.46 and 0.78±1.79 to 3.27±2.38) respectively post educational program implementation. Conclusion: Educational program improved the school health nurses and teachers' knowledge, attitude and practices regarding primary school children with epilepsy. The study results also showed a highly statistically significant and positive correlation between knowledge, attitude and practices of studied samples after educational program implementation.Recommendation: Dissemination of the educational program for school health nurses and teachers at all governmental and nongovernmental schools; Clarified booklet should be provided to school health nurses and teachers to deal them how to deal with children suffering from epilepsy; Training the school health nurses before work to determine how apply educational program for teachers to determine how to deal with children suffering from epilepsy during and after seizure.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 253-262. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-6
Pub. Date: June 26, 2018
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Effect of Educational Program on Knowledge and Health Care Practices about Nephrotic Syndrome among Mothers of Pre-School Children
Original Research
Background: Nephrotic syndrome is a clinical state that is common in preschool children includes massive proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipemia, and edema. Mothers are the primary care giver; if they have adequate knowledge and awareness about therapeutic facilities to treat children from nephrotic syndrome through educational program. The aim of the study: to evaluate the effect of educational program on knowledge and health care practices about nephrotic syndrome among mothers of pre-school children. Design: pretest-posttest design was utilized to conduct this study. Setting: The study conducted in pediatric word at Minia University Hospital for Obstetrics and Pediatrics Sample: 50 mothers of pre-school children about nephrotic syndrome. Tools: Pre-designed questionnaire sheet, sheet about reported practices and Educational program. Results:Result of this study showed significant improvement in mothers knowledge and health care practices about nephrotic syndrome in post/test. Conclusion: After program implementation there was remarkable improvement of mothers knowledge and health care practices about nephrotic syndrome. Recommendations: A developed program should be applied and repeat again in the same study setting.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 244-252. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-5
Pub. Date: June 22, 2018
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The Effect of Nursing Instructions on Nurses' Knowledge, Practice and Suggestions Regarding Adverse Events in Hemodialysis
Original Research
Hemodialysis now is an important and standardized treatment that is used as a life-saving treatment for more than 800,000 people worldwide who have end-stage renal disease. Protecting patients from adverse events at hemodialysis units is fundamental responsibility of all health team generally and nursing especially. Aim: To evaluate the effect of nursing instructions on nurses¡¯ knowledge, practice and suggestions regarding adverse events in hemodialysis. Research design: A quasi experimental design was utilized. Setting: The study was conducted in hemodialysis unit at King Khalid Hospital in Hail City; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sample: Convenient sample of 26 nurses working in hemodialysis unit. Tools: First;Self-administered nurses¡¯ knowledge questionnaire; Second; Safety and quality observational checklist in hemodialysis session.Results: There was a statistical significant improvement between levels of nurses¡¯ knowledge and practice before and after nursing instructions, no relation between levels of nurses¡¯ knowledge and their levels of practice post nursing instructions and there was a difference in nurses¡¯ suggestion ranks regarding adverse events prevention pre and post nursing instructions. Conclusion:Implementation of nursing instructions regarding adverse events in hemodialysis was effective in improving the level of nursing knowledge and practice. Recommendations: Applying nursing instructions in other places with a large sample to enhance and confirm the current results.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 237-243. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-4
Pub. Date: June 22, 2018
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The Barriers to Health Promotion Activities through Perception of Women with Chronic Disease
Original Research
Background:One of the greatest challenges that will face health systems globally in the twenty-first century will be the increasing burden of chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are one of the most important barriers that have a direct and negative impact on health promotion for women. Aim of this study was to identify the barriers to health promotion activities for women with chronic disease. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional study design was utilized to achieve the aim of the current study. Setting: This study was conducted in primary health care centers and outpatient clinics of governmental hospital located in Port-Said City. Subjects:Purposive samples of 744 adult women who surfing from chronic disease. Tools of data collections: two tools were used to collect data. Tool I: A structured questionnaire sheet. Tool II: Barriers to Health Promoting Activities for Disabled Persons Scale (BHADP) obesity was determined based on body mass index (BMI). Results the majority (79.4%) of the study sample had high level barrier of health promotion. the five highest leading barriers items were: Embarrassment about my appearance; Lack of support from family, friends; Lack of help from health care professionals; Bad weather and; No one to help. 38.6%) of women who have a high score of levels of Health Promotion Barriers' suffering of Diabetes Mellitus. There was a strong significant correlation between the levels of Health Promotion Barriers' and body mass index, level of education and duration of chronic disease with p-value ≤ 0.001. This study concludes that women with chronic diseases had a high score of health promotion barrier. The study recommends a greater emphasis on assessing and managing perceived barriers to health promotion activities in health education and policy development and proposes a conceptual model for understanding perceived barriers to action.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 229-236. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-3
Pub. Date: June 21, 2018
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Pilon Fracture Rehabilitation Exercises Program Outcome
Special Issue
Pilon fractures often involving a lengthy, sometimes painful recovery time. Aim; to evaluate the effect of rehabilitation exercises program on Pilon fracture outcome. Research hypothesis; the outcome of study group patients will be better than the outcome of control group. Patients and Methods: A quasi – experimental research designwas utilized. Setting; the study was conducted in Traumatology Department of Assuit University Hospital. A convenience sample of sixty patients diagnosed with Pilon fracture divided into study and control group (thirty for each). Tools; tool I "Patient assessment sheet", tool II “Modified Mazur scale [1]". The control group exposed to routine hospital care while study group patients received the rehabilitation exercises program. Results revealed better outcome among study group patients than control group; Mazur score (85.27 ± 8.69 vs. 72.57 ± 13.43), and marked reduction in postoperative complications rate. Conclusion: This study proved that; application of rehabilitation exercises program had a statistically significant improvement on Pilon fracture outcome that was apparent in fewer postoperative complications rate and raised level of Mazur score among study group. Recommendation:Rehabilitation exercises program for Pilon fracture should be carried out on an individual basis from beginning of this fracture to prevent postoperative complications and achieve better outcome.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 222-228. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-2
Pub. Date: June 13, 2018
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Application of Counseling about Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Collection and Banking among Pregnant Women: Its Effect on Their Knowledge and Attitude
Original Research
The aim of this study was to study the application of counseling about umbilical cord stem cell collection and banking among pregnant women and its effect on their knowledge and attitude. Design: A quasi-experimental pre-post test design. Setting: The study was carried out at the antenatal clinics in Mansoura University Hospital, Egypt. Sample size: Ninety-eight pregnant women. Sample type: A purposive sampling. Tools: Counseling sheet using gather model, Likert scale, and woman satisfaction scale.Results: The study findings had revealed that there was a highly statistically significant improvement of knowledge about the umbilical cord stem cell collection and banking post-intervention compared to pre-intervention. Also, there was improvement among pregnant women concerning their attitude toward the umbilical cord stem cell collection and banking post-intervention compared to pre-intervention. Further, there was a significant, positive correlation between women’s total score of knowledge and the total score of attitude pre and post-intervention. Conclusion: The present study results concluded that the application of counseling sessions resulted in a significant improvement among the pregnant women concerning their knowledge and attitude toward umbilical cord stem cell collection and banking. Therefore, it was recommended that a guideline and a brochure about umbilical cord blood stem cell collection and banking must be distributed among all pregnant women attending antenatal clinics.
American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 214-221. DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-1
Pub. Date: June 12, 2018
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