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2017 | Jan-Apr | Volume 10 | Issue 1

Editorial Message

Dr. Renuka K

EDITORIAL MESSAGE

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Ezhilarasi E, Dr. Renuka K, Ms. Ponmani C

A study to Assess the Impact of warm water foot immersion therapy on regulation of body temperature among patients with fever.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:1 - 4]

Keywords: Warm Water Foot Immersion Therapy, Fever, Impact

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Abstract

Objective- To evaluate the effectiveness of warm water foot immersion therapy on regulation of normal body temperature among patients with fever. Method- Quantitative research approach, Experimental design and, Simple Random Sampling Technique where adopted for this study. Result- There was a reduction in mean body temperature of about 1.1°F after application of warm water foot immersion therapy among patients with fever. For the best of our knowledge this therapy could be used as an alternative method to treat fever and this could be a cost effective without any side effects. Conclusion- This study concluded that warm water foot immersion therapy is a non-pharmacological and complementary therapy to manage the body temperature within the normal range.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Soya Sunny, Prof. P. Sumathy

A study to assess the effectiveness of Soya milk administration on Degree of Malnutrition among Malnourished Children in selected Anganwadi Centers at Seliamedu.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:5 - 8]

Keywords: Malnutrition, malnourished children, Anganwadi, soya milk

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Abstract

Objectives: Effectiveness of Soyamilk Administration on Degree of Malnutrition Method: Quasi-Experimental Research design with a quantitative research approach was undertaken on 50 children. Results: The findings revealed that the soy milk was effective in decreasing mild and moderate malnutrition as the mean was 11.33 with standard deviation of 0.63 in the experimental group and in the control group the mean was 10.52 with standard deviation of 0.48 in the post test after administration of soya milk which was found statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level. Conclusion: The study concluded that soya supplementation, will bring out better all round development of children and the soy milk was very efficacious in preventing malnutrition.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Dr. Kamalam S., Geetha C

Assessment of Practice On Documentation among Staff Nurses

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:9 - 11]

Keywords: Practice, Record, Report and staff nurses,Documentation

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Abstract

Documentation is anything written or printed that is relied on as a record of proof for authorized persons. Effective documentation reflects the quality of care and provides evidences of each health care team members, accountability in giving care. The objectives of the study were, to assess the Practice regarding Documentation among Staff Nurses and to find out the Association between the Practice of Staff Nurses on Documentation with Selected Demographic Variables. Materials and methods: A Quantitative research approach and Descriptive design was adopted and carried out in MGMC & RI at Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry. The sample consisted of 60 Staff Nurses working in different area of MGMC & RI. A Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select the samples. Major findings: It revealed that 20(33.3%) of them had Satisfied Practice, 40(67%) of them had Good Practice and none of them were having Poor Practice on Maintenance of Documentation. There is no significant association was found between practice and demographic variable. Keywords: ZIKA Fever, Structured Teaching Programme.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Sherin Nithya S, Ms. Ruma Shanthini

A Study to Assess The Impact of Structured Teaching Programme On Knowledge Regarding Home Management On Prevention of Dengue Among Women At Moorthikuppam.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:12 - 15]

Keywords: Home Management, Dengue

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the impact of structured teaching programme regarding home management on prevention of Dengue. Method: Pre-experimental with a quantitative research approach was undertaken on 30 women. Result: The results implied that the structured teaching programme was effective in improving the level of knowledge regarding home management on prevention of dengue among women as the obtained ‘t’ value was 8.152 that was statistically significant at p<0.00 level. Conclusion: The knowledge of the women regarding Dengue significantly improved with the difference of mean percentage revealing effectiveness of structured teaching programme.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mrs. Jayanthi K, Dr. Renuka K

A study to assess the effectiveness of information and communication technology (ICT) based discharge counseling on patient satisfaction among patients in selected wards at MGMCRI.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:16 - 19]

Keywords: Discharge, Counseling, Patient satisfaction

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based discharge counseling on patient satisfaction. Method: Pre-experimental, One - shot case design was undertaken on patients getting discharged from medical wards. Result: The level of satisfaction of patients on ICT based discharge counseling states that 38(76%) of the patients had high satisfaction and 12(24%) of them had good satisfaction and none of the patients had moderate and low satisfaction The results stated that The p value was <0.001 which was significant implicating the effectiveness of ICT based discharge counseling on patient satisfaction. Conclusion: Discharge counseling plays an important role in health care system. This study shows that most of them had high to good satisfaction levels about the ICT based discharge counseling.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mrs. Umamaheswari R

Assessment on knowledge on Genetic Counseling among Antenatal mothers at Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:20 - 22]

Keywords: Genetic disorders, Genetic counseling, Antenatal mothers

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on genetic counseling among antenatal mothers. Methods: Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Result: The Study finding showed that 20% of mothers had inadequate knowledge, 76% of mothers had moderate and 4% of mothers had adequate knowledge about the genetic counseling. Conclusion: The present study indicated that most of the antenatal mothers were having only moderate knowledge about the genetic counseling. So the health care professionals should be aware of genetic disorders and its management and should create an awareness of genetic counseling among the antenatal mothers.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Manopriya V, Renuka K.

Simulative Teaching Programme On Knowledge Regarding Basic Life Support Among NSS Students At Karaiyamputhur Government Higher Secondary School.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:23 - 26]

Keywords: Basic life support, NSS Students

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Abstract

Objectives- To assess the knowledge regarding Basic Life Support among NSS Students and to evaluate the effect of video assisted teaching programme on Knowledge regarding Basic Life Support among NSS Students. Methods: Pre Experimental research design and the data was collected by using knowledge questionnaire. Result: In the Pre test 3(5%) of NSS Students were having adequate knowledge, 42(70%) of them had moderate knowledge and 15(25%) of them had inadequate knowledge regarding Basic Life Support and in the Post test 32(55.3%) of them had adequate knowledge, 28(46.7%) of them had moderate knowledge and none of them had inadequate knowledge regarding Basic Life support. Conclusion: The study implies that it help us to know the level of knowledge regarding Basic Life Support among NSS Students.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Jayasri J, Prof. Dr. Babay Rathinasabapathy

Assessment of knowledge on Ill-effects of alcoholism among alcoholic who attend the de-addiction clinics in IGGMGH.

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:27 - 30]

Keywords: Alcoholism, Ill- effects

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the knowledge on ill-effects of alcoholism among alcoholic. Method: The research design used for this study was Non experimental Descriptive research design. Results: The findings of the study stated that 8 (26.67%) had inadequate knowledge, 18(63.33%) moderate knowledge on ill effect of alcoholism and 4(10%) had adequate knowledge. Conclusion: Alcoholism is epidemic and moving towards the poorer and least educated in world wide. At present the incidence of alcoholism is steadily increased. Action must be taken to control the alcoholism. The Psychiatric Nurse must involve in teaching the hazards of alcoholism and about the problem faced by the alcoholic as well as the total family and society.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Subakeerthi V

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude on No-Scalpel Vasectomy Among Teachers at Selected Schools

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:31 - 33]

Keywords: teachers,No-Scalpel Vasectomy

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding No-Scalpel Vasectomy among Teachers. Methods: Descriptive research design was used for the study Results: It shows that out of 100 samples 2% of teachers had Adequate Knowledge, 21% of teachers had Moderate Adequate Knowledge and 77% majority of teachers had Inadequate Knowledge and it showed that 8% of teachers had Most Favorable Attitude, 50% of teachers had Favorable Attitude and 42% of teachers had unfavorable Attitude on No-Scalpel Vasectomy. Conclusion: The finding of the study revealed that majority of the teachers had inadequate knowledge regarding No-Scalpel Vasectomy. Community health nurse should be aware of need for educating on No-scalpel vasectomy among school teachers, this will help to provide adequate information to urban and rural people.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. P. Rajalakshmy

A Therapeutic Role of Flaxseed

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:34 - 37]

Keywords: Flax Seed, Dietary Fibres, Lignans, Linolenic Acid

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Abstract

Flaxseed, a small brown seed produced from the blue flowers of the flax crop (Linum usitatissimum) grown in the Canadian prairies, is the richest plant source of the u-3 PUFA a-Linolenic acid (ALA; C18: 3n-3) Flaxseed exists in 4 main forms: whole seed, ground, partially defatted flaxseed meal, or flaxseed oil. Flaxseed accumulates many biologically active compound including Linolenic acid, Linoleic acid, Lignans, cyclic peptides, polysaccharides, alkaloids, cyanogenic glycosides, and cadmium, where it helps to prevent many chronic disease.

REVIEW ARTICLE

NUTRI PUZZLE for the Month of JAN - APRIL 2017

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:38 - 38]

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REVIEW ARTICLE

COLLEGE EVENTS

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:39 - 44]

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Prof. Dr. S. Kamalam

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

[Year:2017] [Month:Jan-Apr] [Volume:10] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:45 - 46]

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