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2015 | January-April | Volume 8 | Issue 1

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Dr. K Renuka

“Care for Self is Selfishness Caring for others is Godliness”

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:3 - 3]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-3  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Mrs N Gayathri, Dr S Kamala

Awareness of the Benefits of Phytoestrogens-make a Safe Journey to Rocky Road of Menopause

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:6 - 10]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-6  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Mrs S Lavanya

Single Ovary with Ovarian Torsion

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:11 - 14]

Keywords: Ovarian torsion, salvage

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-11  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Ovarian torsion is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain in females, but it isa gynaecologic emergency-diagnostic delay can result in loss of the ovary2. It can involve the fallopian tube, the ovary and other adenexal structures. Although this condition is generally viewed as uncommon, studies suggest that adenexal torsion is the fifth most common gynaecological emergency, representing 2%-3% of actue surgical emergencies. The clinical features of ovarian torsion is sudden onset of unilateral lower abdominal pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Ultrasound is the diagnostic modality of choice for detecting torsion. The absence of blood flow within the ovary on Doppler examination is a useful finding in establishing diagnosis. Timely investigation and management can make the difference between ovarian loss and salvage-an outcome of great importance in the population of reproductive age females.



Mr J Santhosh Kumar, Dr Rebecca Samson

Logo Therapy - Is Life Worth Living?

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:15 - 18]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-15  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Prof Mrs M Annie Annal, Ms B Anitha

Fertility Cleansing

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:19 - 22]

Keywords: Breast feeding, Cleansing, Conception, Fertility

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-19  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


A fertility cleanse is a cleanse especially designed to help remove toxins and other chemicals from body, and make it easier to become pregnant. Fertility cleansing helps to cleanse both the uterus and the liver, which can help to prepare the body for conception. It is very important that women do not ever take part in fertility cleanse while they are pregnant or while they are breastfeeding, because it can be dangerous to expose the baby to toxins either through the womb or through breast milk as the toxins make their way out of thebody1.



Mrs S Jayasankari, Mrs Leena L Raju

Reality Shock

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:23 - 25]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-23  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



P. Chitra, Aiswariya Chandy, E Belbimol, Rakhie George, R Jayakrishnan, Praveena Paul.

Explore the Contributing Factors of Juvenile Delinquency among Children in Selected Juvenile Homes, Kerala

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:26 - 29]

Keywords: Written Narrative statements, Vagrant, Child in Need of Care and Protection and Child in Conflict with Law

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-26  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Descriptive study was executed with two main objectives, which includes, firstly to find the contributing factors of juvenile delinquency and secondly to explore the supportive factors among the vagrant children. The sample size was 60 and purposive sampling technique was chosen. The tool used was written narrative statements and 3 open ended questions. The results revealed that, family factor is found to be the leading cause of juvenile delinquency, 48% children were subjected to physical assault and 27% were punished cruelly by fathers. Twenty six of the parents were separated, 70% of fathers were alcoholic. One open ended question 48(80%) of them reported they will study well and serve the society according to their capacity. Thus, the findings of this study was beyond the belief that, nearly all the children, in juvenile homes, belonged to the category of Child in need of care and protection, rather than Child in conflict with Law.



Prof Supriya K Vinod, Ms T Renugadevi, Dr Jayastri Kurushev, Mr Muthu Kumar

A Study to Assess the Level of Physical Activity in Young Adults at Puducherry

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:30 - 33]

Keywords: physical activity, young adults

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-30  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Physical activity has enormous potential for improving the health of the Public. Physical activity is of primary importance in preventing diseases and in particular lifestyle diseases. Physical activity varies in intensity: light, moderate and vigorous. Moderate intensity is any activity done at a level which leaves the participant feeling warm and slightly out of breath, while vigorous intensity is “expected to leave the participant feeling out of breath and sweaty”. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of physical activity in young adults. 200 students in the age group of 18 - 25 years were selected for this study by convenience sampling and self designed questionnaire was given to all participants to gather information about their level of physical activity. The study results revealed that 51% of the students are in poor level, 32.5% are in good level and 16.5% are in better level of physical activity. Males appeared to be more active than female students.



Dr. R. Shankar Shanmugam, Mrs. Gigi Thomas

Impact of Cancer related Fatigue on Quality of Life among Cancer Patients

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:34 - 37]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-34  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Prof. A. Rajathi, Dr. Gandhimathi

A Study to Assess the Family Burden and Coping Strategies among the Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:38 - 43]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-38  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Schizophrenia has often been described as the “cancer” of mental illness and care giving is a burdensome task for the family members. Assessing the family burden and coping strategies among the caregivers of patients with schizophrenia may help the caregivers to understand the nature of the problem and plan for better care. The Non experimental descriptive design was used. Fifty caregivers of schizophrenic patients were selected by using Non probability purposive sampling technique. Semi structured interview schedule and Coping inventory was used to assess the level of family burden & coping strategies of the caregivers of schizophrenic patients. The results regarding the Family burden of caregivers shows that 24(48%) of them had no burden and only 13(26%) of them had severe burden in the item of loss of patients income. 38(76%) of them had no burden and 6(12%) of them had severe burden in the item of family become secluded or withdrawn from others. Regarding coping strategies of caregivers in problem oriented coping method 74% of the them “Always” used the item of “Accept the situation as it is” and Inaffective oriented coping strategies 82% of them “Always” used the item of “pray” as a coping method. The study concludes that the caregivers of schizophrenic patients experience burden on the physical, emotional, financial aspects and the extent of the burden is closely linked to the amount of symptomatic behaviour of the patient. Coping positively will not only make the caregivers to feel better and also they will be able to take better care of schizophrenicpatients.



Prof. V. Hemavathy, S. Saradha Devi

Effectiveness of Play Therapy in Promoting Socialization among the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Children.

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:44 - 46]

Keywords: Effectiveness, attention deficit hyperactivity children, socialization, play therapy

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-44  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of play therapy in promoting socialization among the attention deficit hyperactivity children. Pre experimental one group pre test and post test design was adopted to examine the effects of play therapy among ADHD children Modified Vineland social maturity scale was used to assess the effectiveness of play therapy. The therapy was administered as an intervention for a special period of 4 weeks and the post assessment was done during the last one week. The findings of the present study showed that 76[63.3%] of subjects had moderate level of socialization 34[28.3%] had adequate level of socialization 10[8.4%] had in adequate level of socialization. The overall score meanscore was 22.99 with a SD 8.96 and paired value was 69.87 which reveals that is highly significant at level of P<0.001. The study findings supported that play therapy was effective in promoting socialization among ADHD children.



Mrs R Rajalakshmi, Prof Dr S Kamalam, Mrs. D Suguna Mary

Assess the Factors Affecting the Non - Compliance on DOTS regimen among Patients with Tuberculosis in DOTS Centres at Puducherry

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:47 - 48]

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Prevalence, Defaulters, Factors, Non-compliance

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-47  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Tuberculosis still has increased prevalence rate in India and Puducherry though there are pharmacological interventions available to treat Tuberculosis.2 It is considered as serious social health problem as it is completely curable because it spreads easily if the preventive measures are not taken. Through this research study the factors were assessed by which measures to improve the quality of life and decrease the incidence and prevalence of TB can beachieved.3 A descriptive retrospective cohort research design was undertaken in various areas (Mudaliarpet, Muthialpet, Lawspet, Reddiarpalayam, etc.) of Puducherry. The data was collected from 100 subjects (defaulters) through purposive sampling technique to assess the factors affecting the non - compliance through structured questionnaires. Overall research findings showed that majority 93% were males, 34% were alcoholics and 27% were alcoholics with smoking. There was a significant association between the factors affecting non-compliance under DOTS regimen with selected demographic variables.



Mrs P Rajalakshmy


[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:49 - 49]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-49  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

[Year:2015] [Month:January-April] [Volume:8] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:50 - 51]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-50  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


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