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2014 | Sep-December | Volume 7 | Issue 3

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mr. Allan Seraj RN

Reflecting on the design and development of the interview process in a doctoral research project using john's model of reflection.

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:6 - 11]

Keywords: Feedback, Reflection, Semi-structured interview

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-6  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

The design and development of the interview process, in a doctoral research project, is significantly enhanced by the use of a structured model of reflection to enable reflecting on feedback obtained from peers, research participants and the use of a reflexive journal. The act of reflection, in the research process, augments the researcher's confidence, his research journey and also engages the researcher in a cycle of personal and professional change.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. S. Lavanya, Ms. J. Jayasakthi Prabhavathi

IDENTICAL TRIPLETS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:12 - 15]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-12  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. C. Jakkulin Lilly Piya, Ms. Birgid

EMPTY-NEST SYNDROME

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:16 - 18]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-16  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

This study explores parental health and well-being in relation to “empty nest” transitions. Focus is placed on the purported empty nest syndrome (i.e., self-reported experiences of depression and emotional distress when children leave home) and variations by parental gender and cultural background. This study is primarily based on in-depth telephone interviews conducted in 2006 and 2007 with a subsample (n = 316) of parents from four cultural groups (British, Chinese, Southern European, and Indo/East Indian) living in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. A mixed-methodological approach is used whereby both quantitative and qualitative strategies are combined. Findings reveal that overall only a minority of parents report having experienced the empty nest syndrome.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Prof. J. Gladys

AMAZING BEAUTY AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANAS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:19 - 21]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-19  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs K. Renuka, Dr. S. Jeyagowri Subash

PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA AND EXERCISES

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:22 - 23]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-22  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

Dr. M. Navaneetha, Prof. Mallika Rajadurai

EXPLORE THE LIFESTYLE PRACTICES AND ITS RELATION TO LEVEL OF BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG PEOPLE ATTENDING OPD OF PIMS HOSPITAL.

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:24 - 26]

Keywords: High blood pressure, Lifestyle practices

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-24  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of deaths world-wide and their impact is steadily growing. High blood pressure - also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension - increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. According to WHO in 2008 the metabolic risk factors in India are: Raised blood pressure 33.2% for males and 31.7% for females. The risk of developing high blood pressure can be reduced by: reducing salt intake; eating a balanced diet; etc. Hence we undertook a study to identify the risk factors among people and its relation with blood pressure. A three point scale which ranged from always to never was used to assess lifestyle. Among the participants nearly half of them were sedentary workers (44.30%) and most of them had weight of 61-80kgs (58.40). Only vegetarian diet and yoga (χ2=6.87, p=0.03, χ2=6.16, p= 0.04 respectively) were associated with level of blood pressure and that 23.49% had high blood pressure out of which four were found out newly.

Research Paper

KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ACQUIRED IMMUNO DEFICIENCY SYNDROME AMONG TRANSPORT WORKERS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:27 - 30]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-27  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

Mrs. K. Sathiya, Dr. Prasanna Baby, Mr. R. Vijayaraj

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AMONG ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA PATIENTS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:31 - 33]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-31  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

Mrs. S. Rajathi, Dr. R. Shankar Shanmugam

EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE AMONG MOTHERS ON PRETERM CARE

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:34 - 36]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-34  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

Mrs. R. Ajitha Nancy Rani, Prof. V. Hemavathy

EFFECTIVENESS OF GUIDED IMAGERY THERAPY ON REDUCING STRESS AMONG IT PROFESSIONALS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:37 - 39]

Keywords: Effectiveness, Guided imagery therapy, stress, IT professionals

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-37  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

IT careers are often characterized by hard work, long hours, stress and tight deadlines. The level of stress among IT professionals is high and it affects both the employer and the employee. The experimental study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of guided imagery to reduce the level of stress. Total 60 subjects were selected one group Pre Test - Post Test design was used. Evaluative research approach was used. Datas were collected by using structured questionnaire. Stress was measured in terms of stress scores. After administration of guided imagery the findings reveals that 34 (56.7%) of subjects had mild stress 26 (43.3%)of subjects had moderate stress and none of them had severe stress.

Research Paper

Mrs. D. Sugunamary

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING UTILIZATION OF PULSE POLIO IMMUNIZATION AMONG MOTHERS OF UNDER FIVE CHILDREN IN PILLAYARKUPPAM AT PUDUCHERRY.

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:40 - 42]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-40  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

Prof. C. Kavitha, Dr. S. Jayalakshmi, Dr. John William Felix

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE STRESS DURING MENSTRUATION AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:43 - 45]

Keywords: Adolescent girls, menstruation, stress and its factors

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-43  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Adolescence is the unique phase of life during which a child goes through tremendous physical, emotional and social changes it leads to a lot of problems because of psychological and physical discomfort. Most of them do not feel comfortable and confident to discuss their problems with their parents. The main challenges are managing menstruation. This article is to assess the Factors influencing the stress during menstruation among adolescent girls. After formal permission and ethical clearance, 490 samples were selected based on the non probability purposive technique. The result showed that the factors influencing the stress during menstruation are fatigue, family history and number of days of bleeding.

Research Paper

Mrs. G. Ajithakumari, Prof. V. Hemavathy

ART THERAPY REDUCES ANXIETY

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:46 - 48]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-46  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of art therapy on anxiety among cancer patients. An evaluative approach and one group pre test -post test design was used for this study.120 samples were selected through convenient sampling technique. The level of anxiety was assessed using Modified Spielberg state anxiety scale through structured interview schedule. The study was conducted for 5 weeks. The data collected were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistical method. The findings revealed that among 120 samples of cancer patients 36 (30%) had mild anxiety, 64 (53.33%) had moderate anxiety and only 20 (16.7%) had severe anxiety in the pre-test and 2 (1.7%) of them had no anxiety 98(81.6%) of them had mild anxiety, 20 (16.7%) had moderate anxiety and no one had severe anxiety in the post-test. The effectiveness of art therapy mean was 32.7 and the estimated t value 17.2 was most significant at p < 0.001. Art therapy is a cost effective technique in reducing anxiety among cancer patients.

Research Paper

Ms. S. Rathi Devi

ASSESS THE LEVEL OF SELF-ESTEEM AMONG ADOLESCENTS AT GOVERNMENT HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, MEDAVAKKAM

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:49 - 51]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-49  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

Ms. J. Victoria Jayarani, Dr. Prof. M. Thamilarasa

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PRESCRIBED DIET AND EXERCISE ON SERUM GLUCOSE LEVEL OF PATIENT WITH BORDER LINE DIABETES MELLITUS

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:52 - 53]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-52  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

College of Nursing

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:54 - 55]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-54  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Research Paper

KASTURBA GANDHI NURSING COLLEGE

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:56 - 57]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-56  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

[Year:2014] [Month:Sep-December] [Volume:7] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:58 - 59]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-58  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

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