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PREVALENCE, RISK FACTORS AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTIC OF HYPERTENSION AMONG TRADERS IN SABO MARKET, SAGAMU, OGUN STATE NIGERIA

Hypertension is regarded as a major public health problem and it is a major threat to the health of the adults. This study examined the prevalence, risk factors and socio –demographic characteristics of hypertension among traders in Sabo market. A descriptive survey design was adopted for this study and a stratified sampling technique was used to select 100 traders in Sabo market,
Sagamu, Ogun state, Nigeria. A structured interview was administered and measurements of blood pressure, weight, height and body mass index (BMI) of participants were taken. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, chi-square and regression analysis statistics at 0.05. The result revealed that the prevalence rate of hypertension is high and the common risk factors among participants include Family history of hypertension and Family history of diabetes mellitus or insipidus. Finally, socio-demographic characteristic, such as Age and Sex shows a level of significant with the prevalence of hypertension and identified age as a major predictor of hypertension. It is therefore recommended that, recreational facilities should be provided for the community to encourage people to involve in activities that can promote health

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ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS KANGAROO MOTHER CARE AMONG WOMEN OF CHILD BEARING AGE IN BENIN CITY

The gift of a baby to a family is precious, and every woman anticipates seeing her healthy baby. Prematurity is a global health problem which is more in African and Asian countries, and the morbidity and mortality rate of this group is equally high. The use of incubator in caring for preterm is a challenge in developing countries due to various factors. Kangaroo Mother Care a natural, affordable and effective care for preterm is alternative care. Although KMC is practised in the tertiary health Institution in Benin at a low web, it is yet functional in Primary Health Centres. There is a paucity of information on KMC knowledge among women in Benin City. The community based descriptive cross-sectional design was conducted in Uselu Community, Benin City. There are no available statistics for the specific population, and because this study was exploratory, the researchers used a sample of two hundred participants. A self-constructed questionnaire was utilised in data collection, which was tested for content validity and reliability. Multistage sampling techniques were used for the selection of the study area. Randomized sampling was employed in selecting participants who met the criteria for inclusion. Result revealed high Knowledge of KMC among the participants, only 97 participants were aware of KMC, and most of the participants (35) got the information was gotten from the mass media and most of the participants (65) had a positive attitude towards KMC. Nurses role in KMC is essential; therefore, health education of women during antenatal care and the community is essential.

  • Juliana | A. | Afemikhe | ayafegbeh@gmail.com | 08055673091 , Ainabebholo | Vera | Emuanta | @ | +234
  • : Kangaroo Mother Care, Low birth weight babies, Premature neonates, Women of childbearing age
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ASSESSMENT OF FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF RELAPSE IN SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS IN FEDERAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL ENUGU

Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling mental disorder often accompanied by relapses even while on treatment. Relapse rate vary from 50%-92% and are similar in both developed and developing countries. This study determines the assessment family involvement in the prevention and management of relapse in Schizophrenic patients among patients in a tertiary Hospital Enugu. The study utilized descriptive research design. The target population were female and male wards of the institution and a sample size of seventy (70) patients’ relatives who were on admission during the period was systematically selected for the study. A self- developed and validated questionnaire containing twenty structured items developed from the study objectives was used for data collection. Data collected was analysed using frequency and percentages. The study revealed that the level of Family involvement
in prevention and management of relapse among schizophrenic patients is high, level of respondents’ knowledge on the cause and prevention of relapse in schizophrenia is high and methods of family involvement of respondents prevention and management relapse include Show love and affection to the sick, Guiding and encouraging them on taking of medication and keeping appointment, taking of medication and keeping appointment, Teaching and supervising him/her on mental hygiene principles and practices, prompt assistance to visit mental health practitioner when problem arises, Take him to the psychiatric hospital and not using provocative words on the patient e.g. reminding him/her that he/she is mentally ill.
There is need for more encouragement.

  • Okpala | Patricia | Uzo | pat4@yahoo.com | 08037119697, Iheanacho | Peace | . | peaceiheanacho@unn.edu.com | +234, Osuala | Cecilia | Akubueze | @ | +234, Ndubuisi | Ifeoma | Chukwunwendu | @ | 08032613134 , Agunwa | Lizzy | . | eagunwah@gmail.com | +234, Eze | Clementina | . | mama4noble@gmail.com | +234
  • : Family involvement, Prevention, Relapse, Schizophrenia.
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STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE ON FACTORS INFLUENCING TEACHING – LEARNING IN A COLLEGE OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY INSTITUTION, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
  • Abdul-Razaq | Ibrahim | . | : iabdulrazaq95@gmail.com | :08034808413
  • : Students’ Perspective, Factors, Teaching-Learning
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BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION AND EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING PRACTICES AMONG MOTHERS IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Breast Milk (BM) is recognized as the best source of nutrients and immunity for infants globally. It is known to reduce mortality and enhance optimal child development especially when practiced exclusively. Despite its importance, many women are unable to practice Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) for the stipulated six months. The quality of Antenatal breastfeeding education could have important influence on breastfeeding. The aim of the study was to assess the breastfeeding education and EBF practices among mothers in selected Primary Health Care Centres (PHCCs) Ibadan, Oyo state. A total of 150 mothers receiving postnatal services at Idi-Ogungun and Ojoo PHCCs in Ibadan were randomly selected for this study. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data and data was analysed using descriptive statistics and chi-square at p≤0.05. Eighty percent of the mothers received Antenatal Care (ANC) and were health educated by health care workers. Forty percent of the mothers-initiated breastfeeding immediately after delivery and 76.7% subsequently practiced EBF. Over half (51%), of these mothers introduced drinks and food to their babies before 6 months of age, most (76.7%) due to perceived insufficient BM. Many (54.7%) were influenced by friends/relatives. All (100%) felt their feeding was not adequate for EBF practice. Only 35.3% practiced EBF for 6 months. However, there were significant associations between level of education and practice of EBF (p=0.00) as well as timing for initiation of breastfeeding (p=0.025). The practice of EBF among the mothers was low despite receiving breastfeeding education. Thus, there is need to improve current methods of teaching pregnant women about exclusive breastfeeding.

  • Ndikom, | Chizoma | M. | cmndikom@gmail.com | 08035212455 , Ologunye, | Blessing | F. | bologunye@yahoo.com | 08132849580
  • : Breastfeeding education, Exclusive breastfeeding, Mothers, Antenatal care, Practice
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KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF SELF-MEDICATION AMONG STUDENTS OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE, NIGERIA

The study assessed the knowledge and practice of self-medication among students of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). The study employed a cross-sectional descriptive study which utilized a validated self-structured questionnaire for data collection. A total of 80 respondents from Anatomy department were recruited for the study. The study findings show, that majority of respondents were between ages 15 and 20 years. Findings indicated the level of students’ knowledge and practice about self-medication is very high. Our study further showed that that the reason for the practice of self- medication is the stress of going to the healthcare facility and financial constraints. Practice of self-medication in the FUTA may lead to serious consequences. It is therefore necessary for nurses to recognize all the factors contributing to the practice of self-medication and be able to give proper health information and education on the use of drugs, effects of drugs on the body system when taken in wrong doses when they meet students.

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OUTCOME OF A NURSE-LED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE OF SELF-CARE STRATEGIES AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN IBADAN, NIGERIA

Maternal mortality remains a public health concern in most developing countries, as 99% of all reported maternal deaths stem from such developing countries. Even with this growing concern, research has shown that women’s knowledge about pregnancy related self-care is insufficient. This study therefore assessed the outcome of a nurse-led educational programme on knowledge of self-care strategies during pregnancy. A non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental design was used, while a multistage sampling technique was employed to recruit 209 pregnant women. A validated structured questionnaire with 0.9 reliability coefficient was used to collect data from 119 pregnant women in the experimental group and 90 in the control group. Data were collected in three phases. Data collected was analysed using SPSS version 22. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Relevant ethical issues were strictly considered. A very low level of knowledge was reported in both the experimental and control group prior to intervention. A geometric rise in the level of knowledge was however noticed in the experimental group post intervention, as most of them were able to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the different domains. Therefore, it is recommended that nurses at all levels must be equipped with this promising intervention to effectively to educate pregnant women on self-care strategies, as these would enhance efforts towards safer pregnancy and safer childbirth. The intervention should be administered to larger population to further establish its efficacy.

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KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THIRD STAGE LABOUR AMONG BIRTH ATTENDANTS IN OGBOMOSO AREA OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Maternal morbidity and mortality remain a huge public health problem in developing countries for decades, despite different strategies and intervention aimed at reducing it, the rate and prevalence remains high. Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) being the leading cause can be prevented if every third stage labour is actively managed. This study assessed knowledge and utilization of active management of third stage labour (AMTSL) by birth attendants in Ogbomoso as well as the factors influencing the practice. Descriptive research design was used. 300 skilled birth attendants from primary, secondary and tertiary health institutions in Ogbomoso, Oyo-State participated in the study. The instrument for data collection was a self- developed structured questionnaire, designed to assessed knowledge, utilization and factors affecting the practice of active management of third stage labour. The result showed that many participants had good knowledge (62.3%) while (37.7%) participants demonstrated poor knowledge. Level of practice of active management of third stage Labour was graded into low and high: 42.7% were adjudged high while 57.3% were low. The hindering factors observed were inadequate manpower (60.7%), shortage of oxytocin (47%) while 44.7% perceived the procedure to be time consuming. Also, there is a significance relationship between knowledge and practice of Active management of third stage Labour. Frequent monitoring and supervision of birth attendants to assess their practices will be beneficial to ensure safety of lives and improved quality of care is recommended.

  • Ayanyinka | Adebamike | Adenike | aaayanyinka@gmail.com | 08034624645
  • : Third stage labour, Birth attendants, Oto State
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EVALUATION OF PREVALENCE OF ANAEMIA IN PREGNANCY AMONG PREGNANT MOTHERS ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLINIC IN FOUR NURSING TRAINING HOSPITALS IN EBONYI STATE.

The prevalence of Anaemia in four Nursing training hospitals in Ebonyi State was evaluated using survey research design. The four hospitals used are Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Mile 4 Hospital Izzi and Presbyterian Hospital Uburu. A total of 1348 women were randomly selected from the antenatal clinics of the hospitals from January – December 2015. A checklist was used to collect the data from their antenatal records. The results show that the prevalence of anaemia in pregnancy was 56% which is an indication that anaemia is still a serious pregnancy problem in the area. The results also show that anaemia is high among mothers below 25 years of age, primigravida and during the second trimester. It is recommended that Nurses and Midwives should emphasis the preventive measures for anaemia during their booking visits with follow-up programme to prevent death and disability that result from anaemia in pregnancy.

  • Ndie | Elkenah | C. | chubike05@yahoo.com; endie@noun.edu.ng | 07066789961, Ezenduka | Pauline | O. | ezendukap@gmail.com | 08033476403; 08050591203
  • : prevalence Anaemia in pregnancy, maternal Age. Gestational age, parity
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NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING ON THE MANAGEMENT OF AGGRESSION IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

Aggression is a public health issue, irrespective of age, class, level of education and place. Its attribution to mental health care setting makes focus in mental health paramount. Aggression is eminent in mental health care settings and professionals have been accused of poor method of aggression management. Study shows that nurses have the highest risk of being prone to aggression and are three times more likely to experience aggression than any other healthcare worker hence the need for knowledge and training. The cause of aggression in mental health care settings is unknown but some authors believed that the level of knowledge on the mode of aggression management in relation to controlling the patients among nurses is low. Studies have also established the need for specialized training for psychiatric nurses on aggression management and a change in approach that will result in reduction of the high rates of aggression. Thus, this review discusses the nurses’ knowledge and training about the concept of aggression and its management in mental health care settings.

  • Oyelade | O. | O. | yemilad13@gmail.com | 08076580198 , Mobolaji-Olajide | O. | M | funmilolabolaji2010@gmail.com | +234803924162
  • : Knowledge, Aggression, Mental Health Care
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