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2016 | Sep-Dec | Volume 9 | Issue 3

Editorial Message

Dr. K Renuka

EDITORIAL MESSAGE

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:3 - 4]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

R. Dhanus Raj

A Quasi Experimental Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Mindfulness Meditation On The Level Of Stress Among Early Adolescents In Selected Schools At Madurai

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:7 - 9]

Keywords: Mindfulness meditation, Stress, Early Adolescents

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation in reducing the level of stress among adolescents. Methods: pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design. Results: Majority 33 (50%) of adolescents were in moderate level of stress with a high mean value of 8.7 (SD 3.98) for psychological factor, at (P<0.01) the obtained t = 28.34 Conclusion: Mindfulness meditation was effective in reducing the level of stress among adolescents.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

R Vijayaraj

A Study To Assess The Effect Of Information Education Communication Package On Knowledge Regarding Estrogen Dominance In Precocious Puberty Among Mothers Of School Going Girls In Selected Urban School At Puducherry.

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:10 - 12]

Keywords: Information Education Communication, Estrogen Dominance, Precocious Puberty

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Abstract

Objectives: to assess the knowledge of the mothers regarding estrogen dominance & to determine the effectiveness of information education communication package on knowledge of precocious puberty. Method: Pre experimental with One Group pre-test-post-test-Design. Result: There was a highly significant difference between mean post-test and pre- test knowledge scores (p<0.000). Conclusion: Hence the health education programme was an effective teaching strategy for improving the knowledge.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

B Anitha, M Annie Annal

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME (STP) ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ZIKA FEVER AMONG STAFF NURSES IN MGMCRI, AT PUDUCHERRY

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:13 - 15]

Keywords: ZIKA Fever, Structured Teaching Programme

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) on knowledge regarding Zika fever among Staff Nurses in MGMCRI at Puducherry. Materials and Methods of Study: Pre- experimental (one group pre-test and post-test research design) was used. Results: The findings of the study revealed that post-test mean Knowledge score was higher than the pre-test mean score. Thus the difference in the level of knowledge was found to be significant at p<0.001 level. Conclusion: This Study concluded that the Structured Teaching Programme was effective to improve the knowledge of Staff Nurses.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

US Shalimol, Karthik V Kumar, Karthika Krishnan, Linta Sara John

LIVED-IN EXPERIENCES OF PATIENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:16 - 18]

Keywords: Lived-in experiences, kidney transplantation

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Abstract

Objectives: Elicit the lived in experience of patients who have undergone kidney transplantation2) Extrapolate the lived in experience of patients who have undergone kidney transplantation. Method Non-experimental, descriptive study design with Qualitative approach Result The majority (60%) of the participants were males and 60% of them were in the age group of 26-35 years. A vast majority (50%) of participants of the study belonged to middle socio economic class with a monthly family income as Rs 5000-10,000. Majority (60%) of the donors were family members. The following themes and subthemes were identified from the verbatim. In physical dimension, the identified theme were Gastric problems, headache, hypertension, weight reduction, edema, fatigue, glycaemia index, UTI, tremor. Conclusion: The study findings reveal that we should give equal importance to all the dimensions which is of paramount importance to meet quality nursing care

RESEARCH ARTICLE

R Beniya Elizabeth Rani, Mrs. Prabavathy S.

A Comparative Study To Assess The Level Of Stress, Coping Strategies And Quality Of Life Of Institutionalized And Non Institutionalized Elderly Residing At Puducherry

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:19 - 24]

Keywords: Stress, Coping, Quality Of Life

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the level of stress, coping strategies and quality of life between institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly residing at Puducherry. Method: Descriptive Research Design with two groups (Institutionalized and Non-Institutionalized). Sixty samples including male and female where 30 samples in institutionalized and 30 samples in non-institutionalized elderly. Result: The study showed that, the Mean value of Level of Stress, Coping strategies and Quality of life of Institutionalized elderly was 17.4, 151.37 and 79.57 respectively. Whereas in Non- Institutionalized elderly the Mean value of Level of Stress, Coping strategies and Quality of life was 17.57, 129.93 and 65.2 respectively. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that, Institutionalized elderly are having Less Stress, More Coping strategies and Good Quality of life than Non-Institutionalized elderly.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

V Bamalakshmi

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Structured Teaching Programme On knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding Breast Self-Examination in Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering And Technology (RGCET) Puducherry.

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:25 - 28]

Keywords: Structured Teaching Programme, Breast Self Examination

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Abstract

Breast self-examination is an ideal, safe, effective and cost free method which can be done by every woman with little training. Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding breast self- examination, to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding breast self-examination. The result revealed that there was significant difference (P<0.01) found in knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding breast self-examination after the structured teaching programme. There was no significant association found between knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding breast self-examination with selected demographic variables.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Priya Thomas, CS Akhil, Ameena Thaha, MS Anjana

Assessment Of Attitude Of Liver Transplantation Among Patients With Chronic Liver Disease

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:29 - 31]

Keywords: Attitude, Liver transplantation,Chronic liver disease

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Abstract

Objectives- To identify the attitude among patients with chronic liver disease towards liver transplantation. Method- descriptive research design. Convenience sampling technique Result- 86.7% of chronic liver disease patients had average attitude towards liver transplantation and 13.3% of chronic liver disease patient had good attitude towards liver transplantation. Conclusion- The patients are lacking in-depth knowledge and awareness regarding the positive effects and quality of life changes after transplantation.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

S Lavanya, B Anitha, M Annie Annal

A Comparative Study To Assess The Knowledge On Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Among Cases And Control Antenatal Mothers Attending Antenatal OPD at MGMCRI, Puducherry.

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:32 - 35]

Keywords: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Cases, Control

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the knowledge on pregnancy induced hypertension among cases and control. To compare the knowledge on pregnancy induced hypertension among cases and control. Materials and Methods of Study: Descriptive Research Design was used. Results: The findings of the study revealed that mean Knowledge score of Cases was higher than mean score of Control Group. Thus the difference in the level of knowledge was found to be significant at p<0.001 level. There was significant difference between cases and control group. Conclusion: This Study concluded that the mothers with history of pregnancy induced hypertension had adequate knowledge about the condition.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mr. N. R. Karthik, Mrs. Cecilia Vardhini, Mrs. Arulmozhi

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Child To child Teaching On Knowledge Regarding Prevention Of Obesity Among School Children

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:36 - 38]

Keywords: Obesity, child to child approach, and volunteers

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Abstract

Objectives-to assess the prevailing knowledge regarding obesity among school children and to create awareness on prevention of obesity through child to child approach Method-Quasi experimental design & purposive sampling method was used Result-child to child approach was effective in improving knowledge of school children regarding prevention of obesity. Conclusion-These findings showed that child to child education about prevention of obesity is very useful to motivate the students.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Yuvaraj, K Balasubramanian, K Muthusamy

Efficacy Of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse In Reducing The Occurrence Of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In Intensive Care Units At KMCH Coimbatore.

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:39 - 42]

Keywords: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Chlorhexidine Gluconate & Intensive Care Units

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse with Povidine Iodine oral rinse in reducing the occurrence of ventilator associated pneumonia. Methods: The investigator used Randomized Control Trial design and Non probability convenient sampling Technique. Result: The data was analyzed with the independent ‘t’ test in that there was a significant reduction in the occurrence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia among patients in intervention group than the control group (P < 0.01). Conclusions: the result implied that the chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse is effective in reducing the occurrence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia among intubated patients than conventional group.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

P Sumathy, C Geetha, S Rajeswari

A study to Assess The Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Newborn Care and Danger Signs of New Born among The Postnatal Mothers in Kirumambakkam PHC, Puducherry.

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:43 - 46]

Keywords: Postnatal mothers, Newborn care and Danger signs of new born

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on knowledge regarding newborn care and danger signs of new born among the Postnatal mothers in Kirumambakkam PHC, Puducherry. Methodology: Quantitative approach and a Pre experimental design was adopted. 50 postnatal mothers who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected for the study. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. The level of knowledge was assessed by using structured knowledge questionnaire. The pretest was administered to the postnatal mothers and on the same day a structured teaching was imparted to the mothers. After 7 days the posttest level of knowledge was assessed. Results: The study findings revealed that the pretest mean score of knowledge was 24.23 with standard deviation of 5.981 and the posttest mean score was 40.52 with standard deviation of 8.902. the calculated paired ‘t’ value 10.50 was found to be statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level which showed the effectiveness of structured teaching program regarding newborn care and danger signs of new born among the postnatal mothers. Conclusion: Maternal Knowledge about neonatal care and danger signs was low inspite of the fact that RCH programme is given top priority. Therefore interventions should focus on increasing level of parental education that would go a long way to reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality

RESEARCH ARTICLE

T Anoop

A study to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on neonatal care among Primi mothers

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:47 - 50]

Keywords: Immunization, Breast Feeding, Umbilical Cord, Primi Mothers

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the existing level of knowledge and practice of primi mothers regarding neonatal care. To provide self instructional module regarding neonatal care. To assess the effectiveness of SIM regarding knowledge and practice of primi mothers on neonatal care. To determine the association between pre-test knowledge and practices regarding neonatal care with selected demographic variables. Methodology: The researchers approach adapted for the study was pre-experimental using one group pre test post test. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample. 50 primi mothers are included in the study. The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and interpreted in terms of objectives and hypothesis of the study. Results: in pre-test highest percentage (62%) of the samples had average knowledge and in post test majority (54%) of primi mothers were having excellent level of knowledge, and in pre-test highest percentage (64%) of the samples had average practice scores and in post-test majority (88%) of primi mother\'s had good level of practices knowledge Evaluation of the effectiveness of SIM on knowledge and practice regarding new born care shows that the mean post-test knowledge score (22.6) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge scores (14) suggesti ng that the SIM was effective. Association between pre-test knowledge score and selected demographic variables was found out by using chi square test. The data shows that there was significant association between the per-test knowledge scores and selected demographic variable expect age income Conclusion: The overall finding of the study clearly showed that the self instructional module was significantly effective in improving the knowledge and practice scores of primi mothers regarding newborn care.

Nutria Puzzle

Nutria-Puzzle

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:51 - 51]

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Author Guidelines

Prof. Dr. S. Kamalam

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

[Year:2016] [Month:Sep-Dec] [Volume:9] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:52 - 52]

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