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2015 | Sep-Dec | Volume 8 | Issue 3

Editorial Message

Dr. K Renuka

EDITORIAL MESSAGE

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:3 - 3]

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REVIEW ARTICLE

Mr. Velmurugan

FROZEN SHOULDER OR ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:6 - 11]

Keywords: Frozen shoulder, physiotherapy

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Abstract

Frozen shoulder is a poorly understood condition that typically involve substantial pain, movement restrictions and considerable morbidity. Although function improve overtime, full and pain free ranges, may not be restored in everyone. Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive cpausulits. the treatment of this conditions, manipulation under anaesthesia has been associated with joint damage and may be no more effective than physiotherapy. Capsular release is another surgical procedure that is supported by expert opinion and published case series, but currently high quality research is not available.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. K. Kalpana Ramesh

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:12 - 16]

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REVIEW ARTICLE

Dr. R. Shankar Shanmugan, Mrs. Rajathi Sakthivel

PLAGIARISM-HOW TO PREVENT IT?

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:17 - 21]

Keywords: Plagiarism, Academic writers and strategies

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Abstract

Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct in which you represent someone else\'s words ideas as your own. The academic writers of students and researchers mostly commit a common mistake of plagiarism intentionally or unintentionally. Now everyone in academic field, knows that plagiarism is something to be avoided, bur not everyone is sure precisely what it is. The plagiarism can be avoided by citing sources and also prevented by following various strategies.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mr. T Nithiyanandam, Dr. Jayestri Kurushev

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING NON-COMPLIANCE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS AMONG PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:22 - 25]

Keywords: Non-compliance, Psychotropic patients

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Abstract

Non-compliance is failure of the patient to follow the prescribed treatment regimen. A descriptive study was conducted on 90 subject those who are under psychotropic drugs at GH, Puducherry. A structured Questionnaire was used to assess the factors contributing to non-compliance through an interview after obtaining consent from the study participants. The present study finding revealed that various factors perceived as contributing to non-compliance, majority 28.8 % of the subjects stopped the drugs once they felt better with symptoms, 24.4 % ran out of pills, 24.4 % taking pills irregularly,23.3 % dependent on other to get the pills, and so on, Thus, the present study concluded that there are many factors which contributed to noncompliance among psychiatric patients. Therefore, it is recommended that more emphasis must be given on deinstitutionalization of mental health services and provide psycho education to reduce the non-compliance of psychotropic drugs.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mr. Remiya Mohan

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE COPING STRATEGIES ADOPTED AMONG CHILDREN WITH IMPAIRED HEARING

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:26 - 29]

Keywords: Coping Strategies, Adopted, Impaired Hearing

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Abstract

With a view to assess the coping strategies adopted by children with impaired hearing a qualitative research approach with exploratory survey design was conducted to assess the coping strategies among children with impaired hearing. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used for selecting 100 children of age 10-16 years studying in various deaf school of Pune city who were suffering from varying degrees of hearing impairment. Data collection, 11 (11%) children were less adapted, 1(1%) child was adapted and none of the children were poorly adapted.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Ms. V. Bamalakshmi

EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHNG PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF LORRY DRIVERS REGARDING HIV/AIDS IN SELECTED AREA OF SALEM TOWN

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:30 - 34]

Keywords: Structured teaching programme on HIV/AIDS and Lorry Drivers

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Abstract

To determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge, attitude and practice of lorry drivers regarding HIV/AIDS. Method:- A community based study was conducted in Sekar brothers lorry office at shevapet, Salem. Data was collected using pre experimental research design (one group pretest and posttest). Data was collected by using structured questionnaire with interview schedule and structured self administered questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice on HIV/AIDS respectively among lorry drivers and Four point likert\'s scals was used to assess their attitude through structured interview questionnaire. 40 subjects were selected through non-probability convenient sampling technique. The knowledge, attitude and practice of lorry drivers regarding HIV/AIDS was assessed before and after the structured teaching programme. Results: In pretest majority 38 (95%) of the lorry drivers had inadequate knowledge and three forth 30 (75%) of them had unfavourable attitude, where as in the part test 30 (75%) of them had moderately adequate knowledge and favorable attitude respectively.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mr. Priyankatt Bhatt

EFFECT ON STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME REGARDING CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION ON KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE AMONG ADOLESCENTS

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:35 - 40]

Keywords: Structured teaching programme, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Adolescence

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Abstract

With a view to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a quasi experimental study with a evaluative approach was undertaken on 60 adolescents. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting adolescents. Prior to implementation of structured teaching programme the adolescents had poor knowledge and practice regarding CPR, whereas after implementation of structured teaching programme the adolescent\'s knowledge and practice regarding CPR significantly improved with the difference of mean percentage revealing effectiveness of structured teaching programme.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Mrs. S. Lavanya

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG MOTHERS OF CHILDREN (0-12 YRS) IN KIRUMAMPAKKAM, VILLAGE, PUDUCHERRY.

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:41 - 44]

Keywords: Knowledge, Prevention & Childhood Obesity

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Abstract

Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate throughout the world. Today it is estimated that there are more than 300 million obese people world-wide. Obesity is a condition of excess today fat often associated with a large number of debilitating and life threatening disorders. The objectives of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of childhood obesity among the mother to associate the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The study was conducted among mothers of children between the age group of 0-12 years in Kirumampakkam Village, Puducherry. 30 mothers were selected based on the convenient sampling technique. The data was collected from the mother who have children between the age group of 0-12 years. The result showed that out of 30 samples 14(46.6%) mothers had inadequate knowledge, 13 (43.3%) mother had moderately adequate knowledge and 3 (10%) of mothers had well adequate knowledge. The study revealed that the majority of the mothers has inadequate and moderately adequate knowledge. So, the mothers need education regarding the prevention of childhood obesity.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Ms. Manimeghalai

ASSESSMENT THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING BREAST CANCER AND BREAST SELF EXAMINATION AMONG THE STUDENTS OF V.V. VANNIAPERUMAL NURSING COLLEGE FOR WOMEN AT VIRUDHUNAGAR

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:45 - 47]

Keywords: Knowledge, Breast Cancer, Breast Self Examination

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Abstract

The Breast self examination is easy to learn and takes a minimum amount of time to perform each month. The basic techniques of early detection of breast cancer is BSE - Breast Self examination. Nurses have educational role concerning breast cancer. Therefore, a descriptive study was conducted among 40 BSC (N) I year students in V.V. Vanniaperumal. Nursing College at Virudhunagar. Objective of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding breast cancer and BSE among students. Purposive sampling technique was used. Tool consisted of self structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge of students. Results showed that 5% (21) had good knowledge and 95% (38) students had fair knowledge regarding breast cancer and BSE. The knowledge score had no statistical significant relationship with demographic variables.

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Prof. Mrs. V. Hemavathy, Mr. Suresh Babu, Mrs. Ajitha Kumari.

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOGA THERAPY ON THE LEVEL OF STRESS AMONG CHRONICALLY HOSPITALISED PATIENTS INA SELECTED HOSPITAL

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:49 - 52]

Keywords: Yoga therapy, stress, institution and hospitalized patients

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Abstract

Stress is a universal phenomenon and an important component in our life. Yoga is one of the few stress relief tools that have a positive effect on all the body systems involved in body age. Yoga should be made accessible and relevant to anybody so that anyone with the desire can practice yoga. Yoga in this approach can be adapted to the individual requirements, needs and goals age and health capability which denotes that there is no barrier at all. A study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of yoga therapy on the level of Stress among Chronically hospitalised patients in a selected hospital. Quasi experiment one group pre test post test design was found to be appropriate to meet the objectives of the study. The sample size of the present study was 60 hospitalized patients and they were selected through stratified random sampling technique. They were asked to complete the geriatric stress scale and the scores were analysed. Yoga therapy was implemented to the patients for a period of three weeks. A post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Appropriate statistical technique was employed to test the hypothesis and to analyse the findings. The result showed that there is a significant decrease in the level of stress among the hospitalized patients after implementing yoga therapy. The study revealed that the yoga therapy was found to be effective on the level of stress among chronically hospitalized patients in selected hospital.

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Mr. M.F. Kingsle Kishor Coumar, Mrs. V. Mano Priya

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLDGE ON HEALTH PROMOTON BEHAVIOR AMONG GERIATRIC PEOPLE AT SELECTED SETTINGS IN CHENNAI

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:53 - 55]

Keywords: Geriatrics, Health Promotion Behaviour

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Abstract

“Health ageing is the development and maintenance of optimal physical, mental and social well being. In the last three decades, the elder population has grow twice as fast the rest of the population. In India 3.8% of the population comprise people above 65 years of age. It is expected that by 2030. elderly population will from 21.8% of the total population of the India. According to the latest census there were 65% of those who come to hospital seeking treatment are above 65 Years of age. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge on health promotion behavior among geriatric people, to associate the level of knowledge on health promotion behavior among geriatric people with their selected demographic variables. Descriptive Research design was used for the study. The study was conducted among geriatric people > 60 years in Besant Nagar, Chennai. 50 geriatric people were selected based on the convenient sampling techniques. The data was collected from the geriatric people. The result showed that out of 50 samples 7 (14%) had inadequate knowledge, 41 (82%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 2 (4%) adequate knowledge. The study revealed that the majority of the geriatric people have moderately adequate knowledge. So, the geriatric people need education regarding health promotion behaviour.

Author Guidelines

Prof. Dr. K Renuka

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

[Year:2015] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:8] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:56 - 56]

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