“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
A Conceptual Framework for Construction and Validation of an Educational Booklet for Treating mothers Misconceptions on vaccination
Samya M. Hegazy, Ayat M. Omar, Intisar Alshiekh
Page Numbers : 55-67
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i02.004
There is no exaggeration to assert that vaccination is one of the greatest scientific discoveries ever made. Generally, mothers’ misconception of vaccination was considered as one of the major barriers for better immunization coverage. Previous studies showed misconceptions on mothers’ knowledge towards childhood immunization. So, there is a necessity for the mothers to create unequivocal knowledge in order to develop positive attitude towards vaccination and thus improve their contribution to it for reducing the burden of dreadful infectious diseases. Objective: To develop and validate an educational booklet for treating mothers' misconceptions on vaccination. Design: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was adopted in this study for building and validating an educational booklet entitling "Treating mothers' misconceptions on vaccination." The construction of the booklet took place between June to December 2017 at Tanta district health offices through two stages: bibliographic survey; and manufacture of educational materials. Total sample size of 400 mothers of children under five years selected by using convenience sampling technique. Two-structured questionnaires were developed based on relevant literature and adopted throughout the study phases. The first one contained the following data: A) the first part included socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers as age, educational level, occupation, family size and residence. B) The second part included mothers' knowledge towards obligatory vaccination importance, contraindications, and side effects, in addition to all vaccines' mode, time and age of administration. C) The third part included mother’s practical knowledge she followed before, during and after vaccinating her child. Moreover, the second questionnaire was used for exploring the mothers and professional experts' opinions in relation to formulation of an educational booklet. Results: The study results indicated that, Out of 400 mothers included in the study, the mean age of the mother whose child undergoing vaccination is (22.00 ± 10.68) years. The predominant mothers have completed higher education, and occupational status showed that more than two-third (68.3%) were house wives. Regarding mothers' knowledge level, The proportion of mothers who lack the knowledge were as follows; vaccination contraindication (86.3%),Side effects (60.8%), BCG (51.5%), Hepatitis B (87%), MMR (92.5%), OPV (54.8%) and PENTA (94.5%). Conclusion: It was crucial to construct this booklet to ensure children' mothers' better understanding of the issues surrounding vaccination, treating their misconceptions and for improving their potentials of management of their children' vaccination care.
Original Research Article
Feb. 19, 2020
Assess the Effectiveness of Health Litracy and Behavioural Changes on Household Gas Cylinder Usage and Safety Measures among Womens Living in Selected Area
Dr. Bhuvaneswari G, Benitta Thanaseeli S, Kalichwaran S, Divya M, Hemalatha M
Page Numbers : 68-71
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i02.005
Introduction: Liquified petroleum gas can be used as a power source for combined heat and power technologies (CHP). CHP is the process of generating both electrical power and useful heat from a single fuel source. This study assess the effectiveness of health litracy and behavioral changes on the household gas cylinder usage and safety measures among women’s. Methodology: Descriptive design non experimental research approach was used to sample 100 respondents from rural areas Thiruvallur district. A structure interview schedule was used to collect data from the respondents. These were analyzed by using (frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation and inferential (chi square) statistics. Results: In frequency overall knowledge aspects on household gas cylinder usage and safety measures, the pre test mean value is 7.85 with standard deviation of 2.1047 and post test score Mean is 11.34 and SD is 4.3256. Discussion: Based on the findings of the study to improved the Liquified petroleum gas gas cylinder usage and safety measures living of the people in the rural areas.
Original Research Article
Feb. 14, 2020
Adolescent Friendly Centre Service Provision Approach and Delivery of Health Information and Services for Peri- Urban Adolescents Enrolled in Reproductive Health Projects in Kisumu City, Kenya
Mutwii Mbithi, Abuya Isaac, Rambo Charles
Page Numbers : 41-54
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i02.003
Adolescents in peri-urban settings are at increased risk of sexual and reproductive health challenges. Most peri-urban settings in developing countries are characterised by violence, illicit sex and drugs, abortions, limited access to quality health information and services among other challenges. Adolescent’s friendly centres are believed to be one of the innovative strategies and approaches for delivering age and culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services for at risk and sexually active adolescents in peri-urban settings. Health based project organizations in peri-urban environments are routinely delivering health information and services for at-risk adolescents through ‘adolescent’s friendly centres’. However, few studies have assessed the relationship between adolescent friendly service provision approach and delivery of sexual and reproductive health information and services for sexually active peri-urban adolescents. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of adolescent friendly service provision approach on delivery of sexual and reproductive health information and services for sexually active peri-urban adolescents enrolled in reproductive health projects in peri-urban settings within Kisumu City. A cross sectional study design was used. The target population was 1299 adolescents, project managers and ASRH service providers. A sample size of 297 was computed using the Krecjie and Morgan sample estimation. A self-administered questionnaire was used. Descriptive and inferential data were analysed using SPSS. The descriptive statistics included frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations. Inferential statistics included Pearson’s correlation(r), co-efficient of determination (R2), Anova Test (p value) and Beta coefficients (β). There was statistically significant positive association between adolescent friendly centre approach and delivery of ASRHS (r=304 p<0.01). It is recommended that project based reproductive health organizations specializing in adolescent sexual and reproductive health projects should strengthen adolescent friendly centres to ensure sustained uptake of age and culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services for sexually active adolescents in peri-urban settings.
Original Research Article
Feb. 12, 2020
Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Mothers Regarding Exclusive Breastfeeding in Infants Admitted in PIMS, Islamabad
Sana Majeed, Abdul Momin Rizwan Ahmed, Farah Naeem, Sumaira Naz
Page Numbers : 32-40
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i02.002
Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers regarding exclusive breastfeeding in infants, admitted in PIMS, Islamabad. Study Design: Descriptive qualitative study design based on in-depth interviews. Place and Study Duration: It was carried out from December 2015 to May 2016 involving mothers of infants admitted in PIMS Islamabad. Materials and Methods: Data was collected through in-depth interviews from the mothers of infants till the saturation of ideas, which was came at the thirtieth respondent. The collected data was analyzed manually. Verbatim notes were taken and interviews were recorded. After transcribing the data, nodes and sub-nodes were developed and on the basis of them, themes were generated. Results: The results of the study showed that most of the mothers knew the advantages of breast feeding and its importance for the health of the infants. The main reason behind this was the cultural practices, running in the families for years as well as the myths of elderly at homes, who were the main decision makers. Conclusion: The study gave a basic level of knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers about exclusive breast feeding. Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant.
Original Research Article
Feb. 8, 2020
Awareness and Use of Chlorhexidine Gel in Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis among Nurses and Midwives in Selected Health Facilities in Abeokuta, Nigeria
Uririoghene Ikperite, Oluwatosin O. Ope-Babadele, Eunice A. Ojo
Page Numbers : 28-31
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i02.001
Cord infection remains a significant cause of death among neonates in the developing world. Its prevention using the appropriate cleaning agent is key to ensuring the neonates stay free and safe during the period of cord care. This study was conducted to assess the awareness and use of chlorhexidine gel (CHG) in the prevention of neonatal sepsis among nurses and midwives in selected health facilities in Abeokuta. The descriptive study utilized a purposive sampling technique and a questionnaire derived from literature review to collect data from 42 respondents in three selected health facilities in Abeokuta. Findings revealed that while 31% were aware of the recommendation favoring the use of CHG for cord care, only 10% understood that the recommended strength for umbilical cord care is the aqueous solution or gel delivering 4% chlorhexidine. Prevention of umbilical cord infection should center on meticulous care of the umbilical cord with the use of chlorhexidine (CHG) which is the recommended cleaning agent. It is therefore recommended that a seminar or conference should be organized for nurses and midwives as this will increase awareness on the use of chlorhexidine gel for umbilical cord care and its benefits.
Original Research Article
Jan. 30, 2020
The Effect of Designed Educational Program on Midwives Knowledge and Practice Regarding Post Natal Sepsis Management in Governmental Hospitals (Jan 2020), River Nile State, Sudan
Manahil Omer Mohemmed, Widad Ibrahim, A. Gadir, A. Moula
Page Numbers : 22-27
DOI : 10.36348/sjnhc.2020.v03i01.004
Background: Postnatal sepsis is one of the problems that threaten the lives of mothers, although it can be avoided by taking the necessary precautions. The nurse and midwife represent the cornerstone in preventing and treating infections during the postpartum period. Study Design: This semi-experimental study Sudan, River Nile state to evaluate the effectiveness of designed guidelines for midwives regarding postnatal sepsis management, during the period March 2017 to January 2020. Sample Size: The study included 73 midwives. Data Collection Tools: Data were collected in two stages using a standard questionnaire and a list of observations before and after the training program. Data Analysis: The data were analyzed by a computer software program (SPPS) version 23. The result showed that the level of knowledge is improved significantly after guidelines interventions, where Nursing assessment and management 20.8% had bad practice while this is improved 82.6% very good practice. only12.5% of respondents scored very good Skills full of maintaining vulval hygiene and Maternal hygiene, which change to 100% very good score after interventions. concerning counseling regarding prevention and management 29.2% considered as bad practice changed to 91.3% Very Good Practice after interventions of guidelines. Conclusion: The study concluded that the majority of nurses midwives had high knowledge score in the post-test compared with pre-test and they demonstrated good practice which indicated that the postpartum infection management training guidelines program was effective.
Original Research Article
Jan. 24, 2020
Endotracheal Suctioning: Effectiveness of Structured Training Program in Enhancing Performance Knowledge of Intensive Care Unit Nurses
Mechanical ventilation is a lifesaving modality in critically ill patients. It is achieved through passage of Endotracheal Tube in the trachea for the assistance in breathing and removal of tracheal secretions. ETT tends to interfere in the function of mucociliary ladder putting the patient at risk for accumulation of secretions which requires an utmost need for endotracheal suctioning. This invasive procedure ensures the patency of ETT and deliverance of adequate oxygenation to the patient, but lack of knowledge and malpractices of the nurses tends to put the patient at risk for certain complications. The study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of structured training program in enhancing performance knowledge of ICU nurses in terms of ETT suctioning. For the evaluation of knowledge and skill, a questionnaire and observational checklist was developed along with the protocol of ETT suctioning in the context of evidence based guidelines. Quasi experimental design was chosen with purposive sampling technique. The sample size was 50 students of Post Basic Diploma in ICU/CCU from various college of nursing of Lahore and Islamabad. Findings of the study proposed that post implementation knowledge and practices of ICU nurses were immensely improved with p value of 0.00, respectively. Henceforth, the structured training program proved to be promising and had a meaningful influence to enhance the performance knowledge of ICU nurses in relation to ETT suctioning guidelines.