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2023 | July-September | Volume 16 | Issue 3

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EDITORIAL

Nihar Ranjan Biswas

World Breastfeeding Week – 2023: Let's Make Breastfeeding and Work, Work!

[Year:2023] [Month:July-September] [Volume:16] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:49 - 49]

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Maternity, Marketing

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13175  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

D Dava Johnsy

A Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude Regarding COVID-19 Care among Staff Nurses Worked in COVID-19 Ward at a Selected Hospital in Tirunelveli District

[Year:2023] [Month:July-September] [Volume:16] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:50 - 52]

Keywords: Assess, Attitude, Coronavirus disease-2019, Knowledge

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13176  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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Aim: Nurses play a major role in caring for patients in the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) ward. Hence, the nurse should be updated and gain knowledge regarding COVID-19. So, the current study was carried out to assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding COVID-19 care among staff nurses who were working in COVID-19 wards. Objectives: (A) To assess the level of knowledge regarding COVID-19 care among the staff nurses working in the COVID-19 ward; (B) To assess the level of attitude regarding COVID-19 care among staff nurses working in the COVID-19 ward; (C) To find out the association between the selected demographic variables and the level of knowledge and attitude among staff nurses working in the COVID-19 ward. Methodology: Non-experimental descriptive design was used to assess the level of knowledge and attitude of staff nurses worked in COVID-19 ward. Fifty samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Results: On assessing of knowledge score of staff nurses who provided care in COVID-19, 14% of them had adequate knowledge in the range of 16–20, 74% of staff nurses had moderate knowledge between the range of 11–15, and 12% of staff nurses had the inadequate knowledge between the range of 0–10. On assessing the attitude of staff nurses who provided care during COVID-19, 46% of staff nurses had a satisfactory attitude, 40% of staff nurses had a desirable attitude, 4% of staff nurses had an unsatisfactory attitude, and 10% of staff nurses had undesirable attitudes. The mean knowledge score was 13.38, the standard deviation was 0.4, the mean attitude score was 7.28, and the standard deviation was 0.6. Conclusion: The study concluded that from the basis of the findings, the staff nurses had a moderate knowledge of COVID-19 care and also had a desirable attitude toward COVID-19 care.

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Original Article

M Sumala

Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Practice and Attitude Regarding the Ill Effects of Smartphone Usage among Adolescents

[Year:2023] [Month:July-September] [Volume:16] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:53 - 56]

Keywords: Adolescent, Checklist, Likert scale, Smartphone usage

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13174  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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Introduction: Smartphone usage (ill effects) is a problem that exists worldwide. Smartphone usage among adolescence will cause physical illness (eyestrain, neck pain, insomnia, restlessness, tendonitis, and risk of cancer) and mental illness (anxiety, lack of concentration, and cyber-bullying). The main aim of this study is to assess the attitude practice on the ill effects of smartphone usage among adolescent students studying at Rajiv Gandhi Arts and Science College. Materials and methods: A quantitative research approach was adopted for this study. Among 60 students, a pre-test was conducted to assess the attitude and practice using semistructured self-administered questionnaires with three sections such as demographic variables, Likert scale to assess attitude, and checklist to assess the practice. Results and discussion: It has been identified that 12% were less-addictive practice, 28% were moderately addictive practice, 60% were more addictive practice, 90% were moderately addictive attitude, and 10% more addictive attitude. Hence, we insist planned teaching program by using pamphlets and video-assisted teaching. After 7 days, a post-test was conducted by a semistructured self-administering questionnaire, in this, it has been identified after the intervention 2% more addictive practice, 78% less-addictive practice, 28% moderately addictive practice, 90% moderately addictive attitude, and 10% more addictive attitude of smartphone usage among adolescence. The association of pre-test and post-test levels of addictive practice in smartphone usage is significantly reduced so that the planned teaching program is effective at students studying at Rajiv Gandhi Arts and Science College.

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Original Article

M Pearls Jentcy, A Dhanapetchi, S Kasthuri, M Malathi, S Rupa

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding COVID-19 in Children among BSc Nursing Students in a Selected Nursing College around Virudhunagar

[Year:2023] [Month:July-September] [Volume:16] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:57 - 59]

Keywords: BSc Nursing students, Coronavirus disease-2019 in children, Structured Teaching Program, Transmission of COVID-19

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13173  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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Background: All people need their formative years because they lay the foundation for their personalities and emotional resilience throughout this time. All children, regardless of age or nationality, are being impacted by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) global problem. The impacts may be lifelong for some young people. In this difficult moment, let's all pledge to do everything in our power to mitigate COVID-19's effects on the children, who most urgently require protection. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured teaching program in terms of improvement in knowledge regarding COVID-19 in children among BSc Nursing students. Materials and methods: It was a preliminary experiment carried out at Virudhunagar's V. V. Vanniaperumal Nursing College for female students. The tool, a self-structured knowledge questionnaire, was used to evaluate the success of structured education programs as well as the degree of knowledge. This study employed a pre-experimental research approach and purposive sampling. Results: It was discovered that the acquired “t” value of 14.98 is statistically significant at the 0.05 level and that the obtained mean posttest knowledge score of 20.78 is greater than the obtained mean pretest knowledge score of 15.38. The study's findings suggest that the organized training program was successful in enhancing BSc nursing students’ knowledge of COVID-19 in children. Conclusion: All youngsters receive health maintenance during the COVID-19 epidemic from healthcare professionals. The study indicated the need for BSc Nursing students to get efficient in-service training on COVID-19 in children.

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REVIEW ARTICLE

Shubham, Sakshi Sharma, Renuka Kandasamy

Enigma to Artificial Intelligence

[Year:2023] [Month:July-September] [Volume:16] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:60 - 62]

Keywords: Cyber threat, Drug safety, Healthcare, Machine intelligence, Patient safety, Robotic nursing, Robotics

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13171  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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The potential power of the usage of artificial intelligence (AI), a computer program that is capable of making intelligent decisions in healthcare, is enormous and undeniable. The emergence of AI in the healthcare system results in its consequences for healthcare delivery. Also, its involvement in health services management, drug prediction, patient illness diagnosis, and usefulness in clinical decision-making, as well as this article's emphasis on its value in optimizing medication adherence and its efficacy. Machines can take over humans in the near future. Artificial intelligence has become a major threat in healthcare, with its impact expanding across the health sector. Healthcare providers must take steps to address this issue. Artificial intelligence-enabled decision support systems can help improve patient safety by detecting errors, patient stratification, and drug management.

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ABSTRACT

Priya Vaiyapuri, Mumthaj Begum

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Non Invasive Diagnostic Procedures used to Assess the Fetal Well Being among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospital Coimbatore

[Year:2023] [Month:July-September] [Volume:16] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:63 - 65]

Keywords: Diagnostic procedures, Fetal well-being, Non-invasive, Structured teaching program

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13172  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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Statement of the problem: A study to assess the effectiveness of a structured teaching program on knowledge regarding non-invasive diagnostic procedures used to assess fetal well-being among staff nurses at a selected hospital, Coimbatore. Objectives: A) To assess the level of knowledge regarding non-invasive diagnostic procedures used to assess the fetal well-being among staff nurses. B) To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured teaching program on knowledge regarding non-invasive diagnostic procedures used to assess the fetal well-being among staff nurses. C) To find out the association between the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables. Materials and methods: A quantitative approach one group pre-test post-test design was used for the study. A total of 60 samples were selected by using a convenient sampling technique. The pre-test level of knowledge among staff nurses was assessed using a structured questionnaire. The structured teaching program was administered after which post-test was conducted on the 7th day using the same questionnaire to evaluate the effectiveness of the structured teaching program. The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive inferential statistics. Results: The mean pre-test knowledge score was 17.28 whereas the mean post-test knowledge score was 26.73. The obtained “t-value” (25.97) for knowledge was higher than the table value [significant at (0.05) level]. The result reveals significant improvement in the level of knowledge after the teaching program. Conclusion: This study shows the structured teaching program was effective in improving the nurse's knowledge on non-invasive diagnostic procedures.

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