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2016 | Jan-April | Volume 9 | Issue 1

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Dr. Renuka


[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:5 - 6]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-5  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Deepa Varghese M. Annie Annal

A Study on Assessment of Change in Knowledge After Administration of An Informational Module On Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and its Prevention Of Complications Among Antenatal Women

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:7 - 8]

Keywords: Information Module, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Antenatal Women

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-7  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of informational module on the level of knowledge among antenatal mothers. Materials and methods of study: A preexperimental (one group pre test and posttest) Simple Random Sampling Technique. Result: 59 (59%) of the Antenatal women acquired adequate knowledge during their posttest. Conclusion: The study revealed that the information module help to improve the knowledge of the antenatal women regarding gestational diabetes mellitus and prevention of complications.



M. Pearls Jentcy

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Structured Teaching Programme On Knowledge Regarding Diarrhea Among Mothers With Under Five Children

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:9 - 13]

Keywords: Knowledge, Diarrhea, Structured teaching programme, structured teaching interview

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-9  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: The objective of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding diarrhea among mothers with under five children. Methods: quasi-experimental study, Purposive sampling technique. Results: The obtained value was 14.6. which was significant at p <0.05 level. Conclusion: The knowledge score had statistical significantrelationship with age of the child.



Toney Robert, KM Nila

A Cross Sectional Study To Assess The Quality Of Life Of Patients Undergone Surgery For Head And Neck Cancer

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:14 - 15]

Keywords: H&NCa-Head and Neck Cancer, QoL-Quality of Life, symptom sub-scales

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-14  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To determine the Qol of patient who had undergone H&NCa surgery and to find out the association between Qol after H&NCa surgery and selected variables. Method: Descriptive survey design. Results: Low Qol was observed in 45% subjects. Significant association was found between QoL with many symptoms. Conclusion: With advanced cancer treatment methods, the numbers of H&NCa survivors are increasing but their Qol would be affected significantly if these problems are not properly addressed.



Jinu Abraham, M. Anbu

A Study to assess the Quality of Life among patients with Coronary Artery Diseases.

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:16 - 18]

Keywords: Quality Of Life, Coronary Artery Diseases, Descriptive Study

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-16  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objective- To assess the quality of life among patients with coronary artery diseases. Method- Non-Experimental design was adopted for the study. Conclusion- As health care team member, nurses always plays a vital part in imparting knowledge and educating the patients with coronary artery disease to prevent complications and to improve their quality of living.



J Sirumalar

A study to evaluate the effectiveness of foot reflexology on depressionamong older adults in selected old age homes.

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:19 - 21]

Keywords: Foot Reflexology, Older Adults, Depression, Old age Homes

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-19  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives- To evaluate the effectiveness of foot reflexology on depression among older adults staying in the old age homes. Method- One group pre test and post test design. Result- It revealed that the calculated “t” value (23.388) was much higher than the table value at O.01 level of significance with 29 degrees of freedom. Conclusion- The study concluded that foot reflexology is a non pharmacological, complementary, and alternative therapy to manage the depression among depressed older adults.



G. Umamaheswari

A Descriptive Study To Assess The Level Of Anxiety And Coping Strategies Among The Patients Admitted In Intensive Care Unit

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:22 - 24]

Keywords: Anxiety, Coping Strategies

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-22  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives- To assess the coping strategies among the patients admitted in intensive care unit and to correlate the level of anxiety and coping strategies. Method- Descriptive design was found to be relevant for this study with purposive sampling technique. Result- The results regarding the level of anxiety 2(6.6%) patient's perceived mild anxiety, 15(50%) patient's perceived moderate anxiety und 13(43.3%) patient's per-ceived severe anxiety. Regarding the coping strategies 2(6.6%) patients had good coping and 15(50%) had moderate coping and 13(43.3%) had poor coping; Conclusion- The study Coping positively will aid in better prognosis.



Jayanthi Rajendran, Sumathy Kumar

Abnormal Cholesterol Uptake Rate Of Leucocytes Reflecting Metabolic Aberration In Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus With lschem1c Heart Disease Patients

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:25 - 29]

Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Glycated hemoglobin, Dyslipidemia, Cardiovascular

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-25  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives- To assess the lipid and lipoprotein abnormalities, oxidative stress, the effect of antioxidant defences to protect the beta cells from glucotoxicity and also to assess the uptake of cholesterol avidly by the normal lymphocyte cells, diabetic and diabetic with Ischemic heart diseases(IHD) cells. Method-: 60 clinically diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus with the age range 30-75 years were included in the study group. Out of which 30 diabetic patients with good glycemic control were included under Group I with age and sex matched healthy individuals served as controls and 30 diabetic patients with/without complications were included under Group II & III. Results: The fasting blood glucose were significantlyhigher in (p<.001) when compared with controls and parallel increase is seen in HbAlC in group I/&III. Similar trend is observed in triglycerides and free fatty acids. Lipid peroxidation levels increases nearly five fold in diabetic patients with/HD. SOD, CAT activities are low while GPx level is raised with increased DNA strand breakage in group II. Conclusion- In conclusion, with progression of diabetes, i.e development of complications shows increase in fa sting blood glucose, cholesterol distribution in lipoprotein, lipid per oxidation and role of antioxidants.



OG Parvathy, S Kamalam, Elavarasi

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Ivy Gourd (Coccinia Indica) In Reduction Of Blood Glucose Level Among Patients With Type II Diabetes Mellitus

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:30 - 31]

Keywords: IVY gourd (coccinia indica), blood glucose level, diabetes mellitus

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-30  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To find out the level of blood glucose among diabetic population and to assess the effectiveness of Ivy gourd in reduction of blood glucose level. Method: A pre experimental (one group- Pre test post test study) Result: ‘t’ value is 14.598 in fasting blood glucose and ‘t’ value is 9.442 in postprandial values. P value less 0.0001. Conclusion: As a natural plant Ivy gourd has less side effects and is cheaply and easily available.



Poongodi V

A study to assess the knowledge regarding post operative care amoqg. primigravida mothers undergoing caesarean section

[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:32 - 34]

Keywords: Primi gravida, cesarian section, post operative

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-32  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding post operative care among primi gravida mothers undergoing caesarean section, Methods Descriptive research design was used for the study. Result: showed that out of 30 samples 13 (43.3%) mothers had inadequate knowledge, 11 (36.6%) mothers had moderately adequate knowledge and 06 (20%) mothers had adequate knowledge. Conclusion: the Primi gravida post natal mothers need education regarding the post operative care after caesarean section.



Mrs. Emil K. Paul


[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:36 - 38]

Keywords: Genre. Vector. Reservoir

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-36  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus. It is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Zika virus diagnosis can only be confirmed by laboratory testing for the presence of Zika virus RNA. Pregnancy affected with Zika virus can infectthe fetus results in birth defect, as well as other neurological disorders. Mosquitoes and their breeding sites pose a significant risk factor for Zika virus infection.1 Prevention and control relies on reducing mosquitoes through source reduction and contact between mosquitoes and people.



S Prabavathy


[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:39 - 41]

Keywords: Othello syndrome, Morbid Jealousy, Infidelity

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-39  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


The brief review hopes to provide u basic review about Othello syndrome. The name Othello syndrome comes from the character in Shakespeare's play Othello, who murders his wife as a result of a false belief that she has been unfaithful. The Othello syndrome was named by the English Psychiatrist “John TODD” (1914-1987). The Othello syndrome is also known as delusional jealousy, morbid jealousy, or sexual jealousy.jealousy is common, complex, normal emotion the delusion of infidelity of aspouse or partner. The Othello syndrome affects males more than females. It is characterized by recurrent accusations of infidelity, msearches for evidence, repeated interrogation of the partner, tests of their partner's fidelity. This syndrome may appear by itself or in the course of paranoid schizophrenia, alcoholism, or cocaine addiction. The extreme behavior in which the dominant theme is a preoccupation with a partner's sexual unfaithfulness based on unfounded evidence.


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[Year:2016] [Month:Jan-April] [Volume:9] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:42 - 42]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-42  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


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