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2016 | May-Aug | Volume 9 | Issue 2

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Dr. K Renuka


[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:3 - 4]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-3  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Rajeesh R Nair, Sam Francis Fernandez, S Sivapriya, PA Sreekutty

Knowledge Level Regarding Dietary Modification Among Patients With Chronic Renal Disease Waiting For Renal Transplant

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:7 - 9]

Keywords: Dietary Modification, Chronic Renal Disease, Renal Transplant

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-7  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding dietary modification among patients waiting for renal transplant Materials and methods of study: Descriptive research Non probability convenience sampling technique Result: Majority, 72% of patients had adequate knowledge, 5% participants are very good knowledge and approximately, 22% of patients knowledge was poor. Conclusion: The study revealed that there is a need for making them aware of the importance of diet modification before pre transplantation period for the better outcome after transplantation.



M Aruna Devi

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Video Teaching Knowledge And Practice Regarding Geriatric Care Among The Caretaker In The Family

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:10 - 12]

Keywords: Video Teaching, Geriatric Care, Caretaker

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-10  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of video teaching among care taker of geriatrics. Methods: Pre experimental (one group pre test posttest) design. Results: The result showed that post-test mean knowledge score was higher (18.4) than the pre-test mean score (10.0) and also post-test practice level was higher (20.8) than the pre-test mean score (11.3). Thus the difference in the level of knowledge and practice was found to be significant at P<0.001 level. Conclusion: It shows that video teaching was effective to improve the knowledge and practice of the caretaker.



Lizy Merlin Lisha

A Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Beetroot Extract with Jaggery In Improving The Level Of Hemoglobin Among Late Adolescent Girls With Anemia.

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:13 - 16]

Keywords: Beetroot Extract, Hemoglobin, Late Adolescent Girls, Anemia

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-13  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objective- to determine the effectiveness of beetroot extract with Jaggery on the level of hemoglobin for the treatment of anemia of adolescent girls. Method- The research design selected for the study was two group pre test-post test control group design Purposive sampling technique was adopted for selection of samples. Result: The finding showed that there was a significant improvement in level of hemoglobin at p<0.05 among experimental group who were administered beetroot extract. Conclusion: Beetroot juice and jaggery can be used as a cost effective nursing intervention in improving the level ofhemoglobin.



P. Viji.

Knowledge on Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Quitting among class IV Employees

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:17 - 19]

Keywords: Smoking hazards, quitting benefits, nicotine dependency

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-17  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives- To assess the knowledge regarding hazards of smoking and benefits of quitting among class IV employees. Method-: Design was descriptive Results: Among 60 samples 75% of them had inadequate knowledge on hazards of smoking. The nicotine dependency was high among 53% samples. Conclusion-As IV class employees were lacking in knowledge, a brochure was developed which comprised of hazards of smoking, benefits of quitting and management on withdrawal symptoms.



Hannah Aswini D.S.

Effectiveness Of Communication Board On The Level Of Satisfaction Of The Communication Pattern Among Patients On Mechanical Ventilation

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:20 - 23]

Keywords: Effectiveness, Communication Board, Mechanical Ventilation

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-20  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the Effectiveness of communication board on the level of satisfaction of the communication pattern among patients on mechanical ventilation. Methods: Quantitative approach. Experimental posttest only design. simple random sampling technique Result: 90% of the patients in the experimental group felt little difficulty in communicating their needs and the remaining 10% of the patients feels no difficulty at all. Among control group, 93% of the patients finds extreme difficulty in communicating their needs. Conclusion: The study finding reveals that patient who uses communication board on ventilation had significant increase in the level of satisfaction incommunication



Mrs. Kalpana Ramesh

Effectiveness Of Video Assisted Teaching Programme (V.A.T.P.) On Selected Respiratory Problems In Knowledge And Respiratory Status Among Workers In Selected Spinning Mill

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:24 - 26]

Keywords: Video Assisted Teaching Programme, Respiratory Problems, Spinning Mill

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-24  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of V.A.T.P. on selected respiratory problems. Method: Pre experimental study with a evaluative approach was undertaken on 40 workers. Result: Prior to implementation of V.A.T.P. the workers had inadequate knowledge, moderate level of respiratory symptoms and decreased peak expiratory flow rate, whereas after implementation of teaching programme the workers knowledge and peak expiratory flow rate was improved and level of respiratory symptoms were decreased. Conclusion: The knowledge and respiratory status of the workers regarding selected respiratory problems significantly improved with the difference of mean percentage revealing effectiveness of V.A.T.P.



R Uma Maheswari

A Descriptive Study To Assess The Contributing Factors Of Infertility And Treatment Modalities Used Among The Infertility Couples

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:27 - 29]

Keywords: Infertility, Contributing factors, Endocrine disorder

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-27  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the contributing factors of infertility among the infertile couples attending Out Patient Department, to find out the availability of various type of treatment modalities among infertile couples Methods: Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Result: The Study finding showed that 84 % of the infertile couples comes under primary infertility. 74 % of infertile couples adopted invitro fertilization. The Contributing factors of infertility among infertile couples were endocrine disorder (40%), obstruction or absence of seminal duct (40%). Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of the women were infertile than male. Infertility can be treated and cured and there is a great need to improve the awareness regarding the investigations and treatment modalities of infertility.



Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi, Mrs. S. Mahalakshmi

Effectiveness Of Video Assisted Teaching Programme On Knowledge Regarding Dengue Fever Among Adults

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:30 - 32]

Keywords: Effectiveness, VAT, Knowledge, Dengu fever, Adults

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-30  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of video assisted teaching programme on knowledge regarding dengue fever among adults residing in Natham village Methods: Pre-experimental one group pre test and post test design was adopted to find out their knowledge on dengue fever. In pre test structured questionnaire was administered about dengue fever. The video assisted teaching programme was conducted to the study samples for one week. The post test was done after attending the training programme. Results: The findings of the present showed that among 30 samples 80% of them had adequate knowledge of dengue fever, 16.67% of them had moderately adequate knowledge of dengue fever and 3.33% of them had inadequate knowledge of dengue fever. The overall score mean score was 40.77 with a SD 6.73 and ‘t’ value was 8.51. The level of p-probability is highly significant at level of p<0.001. Conclusion: The study finding indicates that video assisted teaching programme was effective.



G. Umamaheswari

A Descriptive Study To Assess The Knowledge And Attitude On Foot Care Among Patients With Diabetes Mellitus With A View To Develop A Self Instructional Module On Foot Care.

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:33 - 35]

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Foot Care & Diabetes Mellitus

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-33  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude regarding foot care among diabetes mellitus patients. To correlate the knowledge and attitude on foot care among diabetes mellitus patients. Method: descriptive design, purposive sampling technique, questionnaire used to assess knowledge and 5 point Likert scale to assess the attitude on foot care activities among patients with diabetes mellitus. Result: Findings reveals that out 50 samples, 27 (54%) had moderately adequate on foot care and 33(66%) had neutral attitude regarding attitude on foot care activities. conclusion Education about diabetes is more important to improve the knowledge and attitude regarding footcare.



K. Ramu, Abhilash Charles.

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practice among adults regarding prevention of Dengue

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:36 - 39]

Keywords: Knowledge, Practice & Dengue

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-36  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Objectives: To assess the knowledge and practice to prevent the incidence of dengue fever urban areas in Tumkur. Materials and Methods: Pre-experimental one group pre- test and post- test design with 510 were selected through convenient sampling technique. Results: The result showed that out of 510 subject 152 had inadequate knowledge level, 258 had moderate knowledge level, 100 had adequate knowledge level and 298 had poor practice level, 110 had average practice level, 102 had good practice level, there was a significant difference between knowledge and practice and also revealed that there was significant association between knowledge and practice with age, education, occupation, place of living, religion, source of information. Conclusion: study conclude that knowledge and practice is significantly associated with each other in prevention of dengue fever among selected individuals in urban areas of Tumkur.



Mrs. Geetha C., Dr. S. Jeyalakshmi, Dr. S. Kamalam.


[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:40 - 45]

Keywords: Obesity, Children, Determinants, Prevention, Genetics, Physical activity, Dietary pattern

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-40  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Recently, high prevalence of overweight and obesity has been reported in children and adolescents both in developed and in developing countries and these figures have been projected to increase further in coming years. Childhood obesity increases the risk of adulthood obesity and obesity related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia. Several studies highlight recent evidence regarding the role of genetics, age, gender, birth weight, dietary pattern: eating fast foods and snacks, skipping breakfast and behavioral characteristics: sedentary activities, physical activity pattern, and sleeping hours related to occurrence of obesity in children and adolescents. Interventions related to changing dietary practices and maintenance of regular physical activity among children through parental initiative and social support in natural settings such as at home and in schools, or afterschool care services are the most important to prevent childhood obesity.



P. Rajalakshmy

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Review Article

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:46 - 48]

Keywords: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-46  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that begins or is first detected during pregnancy. About 7% of all pregnancy is >200,000 cases per year are detected as GDM. GDM will be diagnosed through oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). It can be identified in the first trimester. Since this GDM will increase the complication among the mother and the infant. Since it cannot be curable but the complication can be reduced with the special care, drug and the dietary management.



K Jayanthi

Reishi Mushroom - Promising in treatment of Depression

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:49 - 51]

Keywords: Reishi Mushroom, Depression

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-49  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


On the tonic herbs, especially reishi, found to be the best, because it's a kidney tonic, heart tonic and a lung tonic. But what were very crucial was the calming, relaxing anti-stress, just meditative effects that the herb had. Of course, it's an adaptagen, it is an immune tonic, it is a great liver tonic, so it does all these other things which, from the cellular level, help you to feel stronger, help you've got more energy, breathe better, have better oxygenation, causes you to feel better, makes your mood better, makes psychological thoughts better. When it comes to taking herbs and additions for dealing with anxiety and depression, reishi is the best because it can provide relaxation and peace and truly soothe the nervous system, and also it can help us set our mind and our consciousness to address and get to the root cause of the problem, so we can basically let it go and move on with our lives to something higher and something more applicable for us.



P Rajalakshmy

Nutrition Puzzle for PJN May - August - 2016

[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:52 - 52]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-52  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


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[Year:2016] [Month:May-Aug] [Volume:9] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:58 - 59]

   DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-58  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


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