“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
Assessment of Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Patients Suffering from Stroke
Sabrina, Dr. Nasar Sayeed Khan, Kanwal Qaiser, Dr. Mansoor Ghani
Page Numbers : 10-15
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i01.002
Objectives: To investigate the Quality of Life (QOL) of Family care givers and characteristics of QOL associated with caregivers who are involved in the care of individuals with Cerebro Vascular accidents patients. Research Methodology: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample size of 50 caregivers of stroke patients taken from four different hospitals of Lahore. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used. Data was collected by questionnaire of assessment of Quality of Life of family caregivers translated into Urdu version. Findings and Discussion: A Significant high ratio of female caregivers was found, out of 50 caregivers only 20 (40.0%) were male. According to data, the average score of Social relationship domain score 63.7 ± 18.4 was followed by Psychological 58.8 ± 15.1 and Physical health domain score57.4 ± 17.6 as compared to the Environment domain score. The environment domain score 53.5 ± 15.4 was lowest as compared to all four domains’ score. Conclusion: Findings of this study suggested that environmental domain is a leading factor for poor Quality of Life. It is needed to improve the environment and surroundings of patient care premises to improve quality of life of caregivers in hospital. Hospital policy, resources, set up and certain interventions were required to improve the caregivers’ quality of life.
Original Research Article
Jan. 11, 2020
Educational Protocol for Improving Mothers Practices on the Types of Fever in Zagazig City
Reda El-Sayed El-Badawy Ezzat, Fatma Khalil Abd-Elhameed
Page Numbers : 1-9
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i01.001
Background: Fever is a common medical problem among children that always prompts mothers to seek medical care. Aim: To evaluate the effect of educational protocol for improving mothers’ practices on the types of fever in Zagazig City. Design: A quasi-experimental research design [pretest -posttest] was used. Setting: At Chiba MCH center, in Zagzig City. Sample: A purposive sample consisted of 96 mothers were chosen according to inclusion criteria. Tools: Three tools were used; Interview Questionnaire sheet, the mothers’ knowledge of fever, and mothers’ practice in management of their febrile child. Results: Showed that about 33.33% of the mothers aged between 35 and 40 years, about 72.91% of them were married, nearly 64.58% of them had work. Also, about 63.54% of them reported that they were from rural areas. Also, there were statistically significant totally improvements in the mothers' knowledge and practices regarding the focused problem at (p<0.001) in the post-protocol phase. There were highly statistically significant positive correlation between mothers’ total knowledge and practices pre and post-protocol (r =0.802, and 0.617) respectively. Conclusion: The applying of educational protocol among mothers was effective in enhancing their knowledge, and practices regarding types of fever and their management. Recommendation: Further educational protocols in the pediatric clinics or via mass media for mothers about fever should be implemented.
Original Research Article
Dec. 30, 2019
Educational Protocol to Improve Pregnant Women Practices about Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Sabah Abdou Hagrass
Page Numbers : 449-456
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2019.v02i12.013
Background: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is considered to be a significant problem among pregnant women in Egypt. Aim: To evaluate the effect of educational protocol to improve pregnant women practices about gestational diabetes mellitus. Design: A quasi-experimental design was used. Setting: The outpatient diabetic clinic at Zagazig university hospital. Sample: A purposive sample of eighty pregnant diabetic women. Tools: Two tools were used in the study, Tool (1): Contained two parts; (1) demographic characteristics, (2) History about reproductive profile during pregnancy, Tool (2): Included two parts, assessment of knowledge of pregnant women about DM, and assessment of practice of pregnant women about DM. Results: The mean age of the pregnant women were 32.04 ± 9.36 years, also it was revealed that the total knowledge scores improved from 31.35% to 58.20%, with a highly significant difference (p=0.0044) for the participants, additionally, the overall increase in adequate practices improved from 56 to 78.5% after the implementation of the protocol sessions, with a significant difference (p=0.0106). Conclusion: The implementation of educational protocol for pregnant women was effective and enhanced their practices, and knowledge regarding the gestational diabetes mellitus. Recommendation: The study recommended that further studies for pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus should be applied in all health care centers.
Dec. 30, 2019
Health Hazards at Work Place: Application of WHO Modal with Literature Review
Rukhsana Rafique, Sana Sehar, Muhammad Afzal
Page Numbers : 438-442
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2019.v02i12.010
Nursing profession is full of hazards. Health care worker faced all kind of hazards including biological, non-biological hazards, physical environmental, electrical, chemical hazards. A health care professional are at risk of these hazards. Among physical hazards back pain is more common. WHO provide a modal in 2010 for healthy work place. There are four avenues of this modal are: The physical work environment 2. The psychosocial work environment 3. Personal health resources in the workplace 4. Enterprise community involvement. There are many reasons for these hazards like Poor work organization, lack of awareness and competency of dealing with the equipment, heavy work load, lack of proper rest, poor diet, strict manager. Sufficient literature review is given for these hazards and their managements. In this study we discuss what are common hazards that are faced by health care worker and how they control.
Original Research Article
Dec. 30, 2019
Critical Thinking Enhancement of Nursing Student
Awais Jamil, Muhammad Hayat, Jagdesh Kumar
Page Numbers : 443-445
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2019.v02i12.011
Background: Critical thinking is a key element in the field of education. Where many studies have been published regarding the importance of critical thinking while practicing or studying nursing in hospital settings or academic environment, this project indicates the development of critical thinking in nursing students at all levels of their nursing program. Objective: The purpose of the study is to enhance critical thinking in the nursing students to improve clinical practice and judgment. Methodology: A sample of 20 nursing students participated. A questionnaire tool regarding Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of nursing student to enhance critical thinking was used for pre and post-test evaluation. In implementation phase, participants presented with different critical thinking skill development presentations which were based on clinical scenarios. Results: The result analyzed was 18 out 20 participants strongly agreed that critical thinking development workshop enhanced the skill in patient care. The critical thinking assessment too was further assessed over the time period for their consistency and sustainability on utilizing the critical thinking strategy. Conclusion: The enhancement in critical thinking in nursing students is a necessary development in one’s ability ultimately improving patient care outcomes and quality indicators.
Original Research Article
Dec. 30, 2019
To Assess the Level of Knowledge among Novice Nurses Regarding Cardiac Surgery Advance Life Support in Tertiary Care Hospital Karachi
Awais Jamil, Dr. Hasanat Sharif, Mr. Jagdesh Kumar, Dr. Muhammad Hayat, Ms. Shaista Meghani
Page Numbers : 446-448
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2019.v02i12.012
Every year, over 250,000 patients have cardiac surgery and the incidence of cardiac arrest. When treated quickly, 17% to 79% of patients who experience cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery survive to discharge. Many of health care providers found this was disorganised and they would have performed better if they had well defined roles. Objectives: The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge among novice nurses regarding cardiac advance life support surgery (CALS) in cardiac surgery intensive care unit (CICU) and Cardio pulmonary department (D1 department) of Aga khan university hospital. Material and Methods: The descriptive cross-sectional study done. The 15 nurses were selected as sample to assess knowledge. Results: Novice nurses were not aware about (CALS). Moreover we developed module for nurses for future education and awareness about CALS the later study will help to assess the efficacy of CALS module. Conclusion: The study helps to make module of CALS for nurses taking care of patient underwent open heart surgery.
Dec. 28, 2019
Performance Appraisal; Application of Victor Vroom Expectancy Theory
Sania Abdul Rehman, Sana Sehar, Muhammad Afzal
Page Numbers : 431-434
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2019.v02i12.008
A performance evaluation is a regular analysis of the job performance of an employee and the overall contribution to an organization. It evaluates employees’ skills, achievements and lacking. The performance assessment process of employees is essential for organizations to boost the productivity of employees and improve their results. Employees are less motivated in government and private hospitals. Employees and organization did not meet each other expectations. Victor Vroom develops theory of expectancy in 1964 which applied in this scenario. Vroom stated that three major factors determine the person motivation: expectancy, instrumentality and valence. Performance appraisal used as motivational tool and it is necessary for staff sustainability. Organization should do performance evaluation of employees and give feedback according to their work. Motivation is very important to enhance employee organizational commitment, resulting in higher productivity levels. Rewards are also some of the key strategies to strengthen the motivation of employees to use their best capabilities to develop innovative ideas that could improve organizational performance.