“Saudi Journal of Nursing and Health Care” ISSN 2616-6168 (Online) & ISSN 2616-7921 (Print) is a Monthly, peer reviewed, open access, Journal published by published by “Scholars Middle East Publishers”, Dubai, UAE. This Journal publishes Original Research Articles, Review, Mini-Reviews, Short Communications, Case Reports and Case Series, Essays within the whole field of Nursing, Health Care their related and applied fields.
Scope of Journal
The scopes of “Saudi Journal of Nursing and Health Care” includes all the areas of research activities in all fields of Nursing and Health Care such as- Acute / Critical Care, Adult Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Advances in health care, Clinical Nursing, Cognitive Informatics, Collaboration with physicians, Community Health Nursing, Confidentiality and Data Security, Critical and emergency care, Critical Care Management, Critical Care Nursing, Current information on clinical topics, Diagnostics and prescribing, Emergency Nursing, Ethical issues in Health care, Family Health Care, Family Nursing, Future of health care, Gastroenterology Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Gerontological nursing, Health Care Delivery, Health Care Research, Home health nursing Community and Home care, Information Technology in Nursing, Innovations in Patient Care, Involvement with patients adherence to treatment regimen, Learning disability nursing, Management and organizational issues, Maternity and Women health Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, Midwifery nursing, Multi-Professional Practice, Neonatal nurse, Nephro- Urology Nursing, Neurosciences Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Updates, Nursing and Health Care, Nursing Education, Nursing Ethics, Nursing of people in acute care and long term care, Nursing Standards, Nursing Theories, Obstetric Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Paediatric psychology, Palliative and geriatrics nursing, Patient Care, Patient education and counseling, Pediatric nursing, Primary Care, Psychiatric and mental health, Public Health Nursing, Quaternary Care, Secondary Care, Veterinary Nursing, etc.
Dr. Hasan Kamal Al-Omran
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, College of Nursing P.O Box 1982, Dammam 31441 , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Eman R. Ahmad
Ass. Prof. OBGYN Nursing Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University- College of Nursing Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Shereen Ahmed Ahmed Qalawa
Associate Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Qassim University, KSA & Assistant professor in Medical- Surgical Nursing , Port-said University, Egypt
Dr. Hanan Elzeblawy Hassan
Maternal & Newborn Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt
Dr. Jyoti Srivastava
Assistant Professor College of Nursing Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh India
Mr. Chris Thomas
Assistant Professor Psychiatry Nursing, Saroj Lalji Mehrotra Global Nursing College, Talhati, Aburoad- 307510, Rajasthan, India
Dr. Salman Hamdan Alsaqri
Assistant Professor Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing University of Hail, Hail City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Assoc. Professor Choithram College of Nursing & Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Comparable with new scientific achievements in the field of medicine, the health care system is experiencing major structural changes that affect every segment and every profession directly or indirectly involved in the health care system. Nursing is a profession based on empathy and vocation, so as such it must adapt to modern medical and health knowledge. The development of the professional identity of nursing is a continuous process that begins with the acquisition of formal education in biomedicine, and continues to develop further through a professional career in a dynamic process in which there is an interaction of education and practical skills that ultimately leads to personal and professional growth and development.
Aug. 13, 2020
Diabetes Self-Management Engagement: A Case Study Analysis of Respect for Patient’s Autonomy
Sugiharto SH, Mei-Chih Huang
Page Numbers : 237-240
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i08.003
Diabetes mellitus prevalence has been growing up rapidly. Consequently, physical, psychological, and socioeconomic burdens were increased due to the treatment and diabetes-related complications. Complications are favorable among poorly controlled diabetic patients. To prevent or delay the complications, then, diabetes self-management is an appropriate way to cope these problems. Presently, patient empowerment in diabetes education and self-management is an effective way to increase the adherence to the diabetes treatment. Education means disclose information about their conditions and management-related DM. Diabetes patients have right to receive information regarding their conditions and treatment needed. This right is related to their autonomy to choose and decide their own treatment. Then, it is not fair if we blame them as not adhering when they did not receive any important information regarding their treatment clearly. This study aimed to describe the ethical issue in diabetes self-management engagement.
Aug. 9, 2020
COVID-19 – Second liberation war of Bangladesh
Muhammad Torequl Islam
Page Numbers : 234-236
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i08.002
Building strong resistance against the Covid-19 is now the major challenge around the world. Since there is no reliable remedy, many strategies have been adopted so far to get rid of it. It is already prevalent in a number of countries, but in most cases it has been made possible by lockdowns and adherence to unlimited hygiene as relaxation of these intitiatives causes re-infection. While the whole world is worried about Covid-19, Bangladesh, a South Asian country, is plagued by various dangers, which is causing a lot of frustration among the people of this country. Dengue, floods and waterlogging, indifference to human health and shaky government management are rampant in this country. However, it is only a matter of time before a strong fight is waged against Covid-19, as the country looks to the world for a vaccine, which is deteriorating overall situation. In this article, some of the things to do in the world like Bangladesh and this country have been highlighted.
Original Research Article
Aug. 3, 2020
Relationship of the Environmental Condition with the Presence of Leptospira in Rats in Flood Prone Areas in Makassar City
Cases of leptospirosis in Indonesia increased dramatically in 2018 by 895 cases with 148 death cases due to leptospirosis in 2018. Risk factors were found in more than half of leptospirosis events including environmental conditions, the presence of rodents, waste water disposal, waste disposal facilities, history of contact with rats, presence of rivers, and history of flooding. Previous research has reported the finding of mice containing Leptospira in post-flood areas in Indonesia. Therefore this study aimed to determine the relationship of environmental conditions with the presence of Leptospira bacteria in rats in flood-prone areas. This research is an analytic study with cross sectional approach. Data obtained by observing the type of rat, the process of surgery and taking rats, rats calculation of success traps and observation of environmental conditions. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was carried out in the Microbiology Laboratory of Hasanuddin University Hospital. Statistical tests with fisher exact were used to determine the relationship of environmental conditions with the presence of Leptospira bacteria in rats. The results of this study found 100% Mus musculus, 53.3% Rattus norvegicus, 22.2% Rattus tanezumi infected with Leptospira bacteria. The results showed the presence of sewers with stagnant water (0,000), presence of standing water other than sewers (0,026), presence of sewage waste (0,005), presence of waste other than ditches (0,007), smell of rat urine (0,049) and pH of stagnant water the optimum (0.001) with a p-value < 0,05. We recommend to the Paccerakkang inhabitants who reside in flood-prone areas, to always maintain environmental conditions such as cleaning the environment suspected of being a habitat for rats.
Original Research Article
July 30, 2020
Percieved Psychosocial Factors Affecting Uptake of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination among Female Civil Servants in Delta State, Nigeria
Beatrice M Ohaeri, Priscilla U. Ebunu
Page Numbers : 219-227
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i07.006
Cervical cancer constitutes global health issue. Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV) has been associated with its prevention. Despite importance of the vaccine, studies have shown that diverse factors could impede its uptake. Therefore, this study assessed these perceived psychosocial barriers, as well as the uptake of HPV among Female Civil Servants in Delta State, Nigeria. Methods: The design was descriptive and cross-sectional. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 435 women, who consented. A structured questionnaire of 0.7 reliability coefficient was used to collect data at the Secretariat. Data were analyzed using frequency counts and the results were presented in tables and charts. Result: Mean age of participants was 326.7 years. Many, (44.4%) of them had adequate knowledge of the HPV and most (94.7%), had not vaccinated their female adolescents. Cost (54.5%) and inaccessibility (51.3%) were projected as deterring factors. Psychosocial factors isolated were taboo and On the whole, 68.0% were enthusiastic about compliance with vaccination, later. Conclusion: Human Papilloma Vaccine is the primary prevention tool that could reduce the incidence of cervical cancer gobally. Subsidizing its cost by stakeholders and inclusion of National Immunization Programme could improve uptake. In addition, creating awareness about the vaccine, could improve knowledge, therefore ensuring that perceived barriers do not deter people from utilizing services. Active counselling by nurses / midwives will reduce fears, correct misconception and enhance uptake. Ultimately, there will be reduction in the global burden of cervical cancer.
Original Research Article
July 28, 2020
Relationship of Sex Type, Shift Work, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Work Loads against Work Extension in the Air Traffic Controller Operator in Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin Airport
Chin Hoy, Lalu Muhammad Saleh, Anwar, Syamsiar S. Russeng, Yahya Thamrin, Darmawansya
Page Numbers : 214-218
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i07.005
Air Traffic Controller (ATC) is a service provider that regulates traffic in the air, especially airplanes to prevent planes from getting too close to each other and collisions. Increasingly crowded flight schedules the level of responsibility and workload of Air Traffic Controller (ATC) operators is increasingly numerous and this has an impact on the mental burden and fatigue felt by air traffic controller officers. This study aims to determine the sex relations, work shifts, Mass Index Body (BMI), and workload on work fatigue at the Air Traffic Controller operator at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar. This research is a quantitative study with a cross-sectional design with a sample size of 65 people. Data were collected by conducting interviews. The instrument used was a data analysis questionnaire using the Continuity Correction test. The results of this study indicate that of the 65 respondents there was no significant relationship between sex and work fatigue (p = 1,000), there was a relationship between work shifts and work fatigue (p = 0.015), there was no relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) with fatigue (p = 0.064), and there is a relationship between workload and work fatigue (p = 0.021). The results of this study concluded that there was no relationship between sex and body mass index on fatigue and there was a relationship between work shifts and workloads at the Air Traffic Controller operator at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar. It is expected that the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) operator should regulate and maintain the diet and intake of nutrients consumed, utilizing good rest time in between the controls so as to prevent the occurrence of errors felt by the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) operator.
Original Research Article
July 21, 2020
What is the Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning of Undergraduate Saudi Nursing Students who have Completed or Currently in Their Internship Experience with High-Fidelity Simulation Labs?
Yasir Solaiman Alsalamah
Page Numbers : 205-213
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i07.004
Purpose: This study aims at assessing the impact of Saudi Arabia nursing students in their internship experience with High- Fidelity Simulation Labs. Focus is primarily on the satisfaction and self-confidence of the students in learning and also the ability of the program in preparing the students for the actual practice. Design: The study used a descriptive quantitative data collection method. Specifically, an online survey method via Survey Monkey was adopted and focused on collecting data that was related to learning tools in satisfaction and self-efficacy. Thirteen questions (items) were designed, five of which were about satisfaction, whereas eight addressed self-confidence. The theoretical framework chosen was from Bandura's social learning theory, which postulates that people learn from one another through observation, imitation, and modeling. Moreover, according to the theory, there are five basic human cognitive human capabilities, which are the ability to use symbols, learning through observation, forethought, self-regulation, and self-reflection. The study used descriptive data analysis, specifically the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25, to analyze the data collected. Participants: Nursing students from a private college in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) in the USA. Findings: The key findings from the research is that students increased their satisfaction and self-confidence while learning with (HFS). In this case, the students were satisfied with the materials, methods of learning, and activities involved when learning with HFS since this demonstrated their knowledge and experience in a clinical setting. Conclusion: High-Frequency Simulation offers a great opportunity for the students to have a near firsthand experience of how to take care of the patients without putting the actual patient’s health at risk. The significance of the study is that it can be instrumental in aiding educators in Saudi to improve and support the nursing students by utilizing HFS.