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2017 | May-Aug | Volume 11 | Issue 2

Editorial Message

Dr. Renuka K

Editorial Message

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Dr. Prabu M, Dr. Sushma Chandrashekar, Ms. Rammuanpuii Paihte

Functional Outcome of Distal End Radius Fractures after surgery: A Follow Up Study

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:1 - 6]

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Abstract

This study is a post-operative follow up study conducted with multiple observations in Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore,. The study included 30 cases of distal end radius fractures that were operated with the closed reduction and uniplanar external fixator augmented with k-wire for distal end radius by the principal of ligament taxis. Functional outcome was assessed using modified Green O\'Brien score at each follow up visit. Results: In our study, 14 (46.6 %) patients had excellent results. Whereas, 11 (36.7%) patients had good results and 3 (10%) had fair and only 2 (6.7%) patients had poor results. Most of the fractures united by 12 weeks. Complications associated with the study was stiffness, malunion, sudeck\' sosteodystrophy and pin tract infection. Conclusion: The uniplanar external fixator augmented with k-wire is a good choice in the treatment of distal end radius fractures in terms of providing a good functional outcome.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Feba Sam, Dr. Renuka K, Nandhini S

Impact of Innovative Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Skill regarding Basic Cardiac Life Support among Students

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:7 - 9]

Keywords: Evaluate, Impact, Innovative Teaching, BLS

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the impact of innovative teaching programme on knowledge and skill regarding basic cardiac life support.2 Method: quasi-experimental research design with a quantitative research approach was undertaken on 30 students. Results: The findings revealed that innovative teaching programme on knowledge and skill regarding basic cardiac life support was effective as the mean was 3.87 with standard deviation of 2.11 in pretest but in the post test the mean was 15.73 with standard deviation of 1.01 which was found statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level. Conclusion: That innovative teaching programme was found highly significant in enhancing the knowledge and skills of students on basic life support measures.3

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mrs. Rajeswari S

Impact of Social Media on Lifestyle and Learning Behaviour among Adolescents

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:10 - 12]

Keywords: Life style and Learning Behaviour,Social Media

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the impact of social media on lifestyle and learning behavior among adolescents. A quantitative Non-experimental research approach and descriptive design was adopted. The impact of social media on learning behavior revealed that were 1 (1.7%) students were mildly affected, 50 (83.3%) students were moderately affected, 09 (15%) were highly affected. Based on lifestyle among adolescents, the impact of social media were 40 (66.7%) students are moderately affected and 20 (33.3%) students are highly affected. Conclusion This study concluded that among 60 students, 40 students (66.7%) had a moderate impact on lifestyle and in learning behaviour 50 students (83.3%) were moderately affected due to social media.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Lekshmi S, Prof. Annie Annal M, S. Lavanya

Effects of different Maternal Positions on maternal parameters and fetal heart rate among Antenatal Mothers during Non-Stress Test

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:13 - 16]

Keywords: Antenatal mothers, non stress test, positioning

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Abstract

Comfort is a sense of both physical, psychological aspect of individual. It may not be realistic to think that pregnant mothers. Providing proper position to mothers is one of the easiest method for maintain comfort. The objectives were to assess the maternal parameters among antenatal mothers before positioning, to assess the effect of different maternal positions on maternal parameters and fetal heart rate among antenatal mothers during non stress test, to compare the effect of different maternal position on maternal parameters and fetal heart rate among antenatal mothers during non stress test, to find out the association between the selected demographic variables with the maternal parameters and fetal heart rate. Experimental research design was used. The study was conducted in MGMCRI and St. Joseph Hospital, cluney, Puducherry. 60 samples selected based on the simple random technique. Result: The study findings revealed that, both maternal back pain and fatigue was reduced in semi fowlers position than left lateral position. It was statistically significant at p<0.05 level.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ramaprabhu Z

Effectiveness of Sleep Management Strategies in Reducing Insomnia among Elderly

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:17 - 22]

Keywords: Sleep Management strategy, Insomnia and Elderly

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of sleep management strategies in reducing insomnia among elderly. Methods: Pre experimental (one group pretest posttest) design. Results: The result showed that the overall mean was 74.77 with standard deviation of 19.32 in pretest and the overall mean was 19.33 with the standard deviation of 7.92 in posttest and there was a significant improvement in the sleep status of elderly with insomnia on the evaluation day. Conclusion: It shows that the sleep management strategy was effective.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mr. Finny Moses E, Dr. Danasu R

Assessment of Knowledge on Biomedical Waste Management among Critical Care Health Workers in SMVMCH, Puducherry

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:23 - 26]

Keywords: Hospital Waste Management,Bio-Medical Waste Management, Infection Control

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Abstract

Introduction: Nosocomial or Hospital-Associated Infections (HAI) is estimated to affect approximately 5% of hospitalized patients.2 Objectives: 1.To assess the knowledge among the critical care nurse regarding Bio-Medical Waste Management. 2.To determine the association between the knowledge of Bio-Medical Waste Management with their selected demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative research approach with Descriptive research design was adopted to assess the knowledge regarding Bio-Medical Waste Management among critical care nurses. 100 Critical Care nurses were selected by simple random sampling techniqueat various private hospitals in Puducherry especially in areas of critical care unit. Result and conclusion: The knowledge regarding Biomedical Waste Management was satisfactory among Critical Care Nurses. Though working in critical care units, 19 (38%) of the Critical Care Nurses lack adequate knowledge and 1(2%) have poor knowledge regarding bio- medical waste management, which should be seriously considered in prevention of unwanted spreading of disease and resuming the eco- friendly environment. As these Critical Care Nurses are regularly engaged in the patient care in critical care units, they have the maximum opportunity in handling Biomedical Waste, therefore there is an urgent need for orientation training regarding the issue, to the staff nurses working in critical care units and entire health care personnel especially Para and non-medical workers to protect themselves including people visiting to hospital and nearby community.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Sharisadan , rof. M. Annie Annal M, Mrs. Poongodi V

Effectiveness of Information Education Communication Package on knowledge regarding Dysmenorrhea Among Adolescent Girls in selected schools at Puducherry

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:27 - 31]

Keywords: Assess, Information Education Communication (IEC) Package, Management of Dysmenorrhea, Knowledge, Adolescent girls

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on management of dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls during pre-test, to assess the effectiveness of information education communication package on knowledge regarding management of dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls during post-test, to find the association between the knowledge on management of dysmenorrhea and selected demographic variables. Methods: quasi experimental research design was adopted for the study. Result: the study findings revealed that 42(70%) of the adolescent girls had inadequate knowledge, 18(30%) had moderately adequate knowledge and none of the adolescent girls had adequate knowledge during pre-test. In the post- test, greater strength of the adolescent girls 37(61%) had adequate knowledge, 23(39%) had moderately adequate knowledge and none of the adolescent girls had inadequate knowledge. Conclusion: from this study it was clearly proved that proper information education communication package on management of dysmenorrheal will surely improve the knowledge level of the adolescent girls.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mrs. Carolin P, Dr. Kamalam S, Mrs. Aruna Devi

Assessment of knowledge on anemia and the effectiveness of lemon juice in improving Hemoglobin level among Adolescent

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:32 - 34]

Keywords: Anemia, Lemon Juice & Hemoglobin Level

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Abstract

Objectives: To find out the level of knowledge regarding anemia on adolescent girls and to assess the effectiveness of lemon juice in improving Hemoglobin level. Method: Experimental (pretest posttest control group) design. Result: In this the mean pre test Hb level for the experimental and the control is 8.87 and 8.0. The mean post Hb level for the experimental and the control is 9.88 and 8.09 respectively. That is ‘p’ value is 0.000 which is less than 0.001 so highly significant. Conclusion: The consumption of the lemon juice has significant effectiveness in improving the haemoglobin level of the samples.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Sivaranjani , Mrs. Prabavathy , Mrs. Jayanthi K

Assessment of the Psycho Social Problems associated with Obese Adolescents

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:35 - 37]

Keywords: Psycho Social Problems, Obese Adolescents

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Abstract

This study assess the psychosocial problems associated with obese adolescents in selected Government Higher Secondary Schools at Puducherry. The conceptual frame work used in the present study was Rosen Stock health belief Theory. The study design adopted was Non experimental study design. Subjects were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Semi structured interview questions were used to assess the psychosocial problems of adolescents and questionnaire to identify the demographic data of the students. The data assessed were analysed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. 68% of adolescents had the high level psychosocial problems 38% had moderate level of psychosocial problems. The p valve is p< 0.05 which proved that there was a significant association between the psychosocial problems and obesity.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ms. Suganya V

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and attitude regarding Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:38 - 41]

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Menstrual Hygiene and Adolescent Girls

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on knowledge and attitude regarding Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent girls in Rani Seethai Aachi Higher Secondary School, Chidambaram. Methodology: Materials and Methods: The research approach was quantitative research approach and the research design adopted was one group pretest - posttest design. The study was conducted among VIII & IX standard students of Rani Seethai Aachi Higher Secondary School, Chidambaram. The sample size was 50, and the sampling technique adopted was convenient sampling technique. Results: The overall knowledge of the pretest and post test showed that 72% of the students had inadequate knowledge and after teaching 78% of students had adequate knowledge. and over all attitude in pretest and post test showed 36% had unfavorable attitude in pretest and 72% had favorable attitude in posttest.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Dr. S. Kamalam

“Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:42 - 49]

Keywords: Sustainable development goals, Transformingwold

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Abstract

Sustainable Development Goals builds on the Millennium Development goals, eight antipoverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The agenda for sustainable Development to end poverty, fight inequality, injustice and tackle change by 2030. The vision is based on three pillars namely economic, social and political Pillar. These elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well being of individual and societies. Having an intergrated approach to supporting progress across the multiple goals is crurical to achieving sustainable development goals

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. Anitha B

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:50 - 51]

Keywords: phenotypes, hyper mobility, obstetrics,Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of connective tissue disorders which are divided into various distinguishable phenotypes which is characterised by a collagen synthesis defect. The group of related conditions share a common decrease in the tensile strength and integrity of the skin, joints, and other connective tissues. The type of EDS determines the potential obstetric and medical complications. Major diagnostic criteria include joint hypermobility, skin involvement (Smooth and velvety), and absence of fragility or other significant skin or soft tissue abnormalities. There is a continuing need to expand awareness regarding optimal management for EDS hypermobility type relating to manage inherited disorder and prevent complications.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. Saranya S

Pfeiffer Syndrome

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:52 - 54]

Keywords: Pfeiffer syndrome, craniosynstosis, mutations, birth defect

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Abstract

Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis) and other birth defects in the hands and feet. There are three subtypes of the syndrome, with Types II and III being the most severe. There is no specific treatment for Pfeiffer syndrome. Treatment is directed at improving the individual\'s symptoms. Pfeiffer syndrome is associated with mutations (changes) in the FGFR genes. It affects about 1 out of every 100,000 children. Pfeiffer syndrome can be inherited or can occur due to a new mutation, or change, in the involved gene. In cases of severe Pfeiffer syndrome, a new mutation is typically the cause.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Jayasri J

Orthorexia: The Dirty Downside of Clean Eating

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:55 - 58]

Keywords: Orthorexia and Obsession with Unhealthy foods

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Abstract

Orthorexia nervosa is one of the eating disorder characterized by an excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food. The direct cause of orthorexia is unknown. Risk Factors for Orthorexia are history of dieting, Low self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The main feature of orthorexia is a drive for purity, Weight loss, Malnutrition, Low selfesteem, negative body image. Warning Signs of Orthorexia are Fixation on food quality and purity, rigid segmentation of “healthy” and “unhealthy” foods, highly inflexible eating patterns, Heavy focus on organic, pure and/or raw foods. Treatment includes Psychotherapy, neurofeedback, medication, Exposure and response prevention, Therapies and Hypnosis. Complications include Lowered immune system, Problems with cognition, Osteoporosis, Kidney Failure and Infertility.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Rajalakshmy P

Nutria-Puzzle

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:59 - 59]

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College Events

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:60 - 65]

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Prof. Dr. S. Kamalam

Author Guidelines

[Year:2017] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:11] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:66 - 67]

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