American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017

  • Effect of Implementation of Teaching Modules about Physiological and Psychological Parameters on Expected Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Soheir Mohamed Wehieda, Amal Amin El-Sheikh, Salwa Abd El Gawad Sallam

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 370-381
    Received: 19 July 2017
    Accepted: 2 August 2017
    Published: 8 September 2017
    Abstract: Dyspnea and fatigue, the two most common symptoms experienced by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are believed to result in decreased activity levels and poor quality of life. This study was carried out to determine effect of implementation of teaching modules about physiological and psychological parameters on expected clinical... Show More
  • Nursing Students’ Expectations and Evaluations of Mentors’ Competences and Mentors’ Self-Evaluations as Indicators of Mentoring Process Quality

    Robert Lovrić, Nada Prlić, Ivana Barać, Radivoje Radić

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 382-386
    Received: 20 August 2017
    Accepted: 13 September 2017
    Published: 19 September 2017
    Abstract: Important information about the clinical education can be revealed by nursing students’ initial expectations and final evaluation of mentors’ competences, and mentor’s self-evaluation of their competences. The aim of this study was to examine whether these constructs can be used for evaluating the atmosphere in clinical education. This was a nonexp... Show More
  • Factors Affecting Nurses’ Compliance in Preventing Pressure Ulcer Among Hospitalized Patients at King Abdulaziz University Hospital

    Arwa Al-Ghamdi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 387-395
    Received: 26 July 2017
    Accepted: 31 August 2017
    Published: 25 September 2017
    Abstract: Prevention of pressure ulcers is an indicator of quality of care. Nursing care has a major effect on pressure ulcer development and prevention. Hence, many people believe that most pressure ulcers are preventable if the appropriate interventions are implemented. The study aimed to assess factors affecting nursing compliance in preventing pressure u... Show More
  • Comparing Job Expectations and Satisfaction: A Pilot Study Focusing on Men in Nursing

    Julius Mulwa Kitutu, Khadejah Fahmi Mahmoud

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 396-400
    Received: 22 August 2017
    Accepted: 7 September 2017
    Published: 28 September 2017
    Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate undergraduate male nursing job expectations and compare it to those continuing graduate students and male nursing alumni. Principle Results: Working male nurses’ alumni had significantly higher perception of professional status compared to both baccalaureate and graduate male nursing students (p=.02... Show More
  • Effect of Implementing Clinical Pathway Guidelines on Patients' Clinical Outcomes with Acute Coronary Syndrome

    Safaa Eid Sayed Ahmed, Nagwaa Ibrahim Abbas, Sameh Samir Khalil

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 401-417
    Received: 8 August 2017
    Accepted: 6 September 2017
    Published: 29 September 2017
    Abstract: Acute coronary syndrome refers to a range of potentially life-threatening conditions that affect the coronary artery blood supply to the heart. It is associated with increased patient mortality, length of hospital stay and health care costs. Clinical pathways are now one of the main tools that used to manage the quality in healthcare concerning the... Show More
  • Developing Nursing Management Protocol for Maternity Nurses Regarding Emergency Obstetric Care

    Eman Mohammed Abdelhakm, Amira Refaat Said

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 418-425
    Received: 19 August 2017
    Accepted: 4 September 2017
    Published: 11 October 2017
    Abstract: The aim of the study was to develop nursing management protocol for maternity nurses regarding obstetric emergencies. An intervention (quasi experimental) study design was used. The study was conducted in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergencies Department at Benha University Hospital. A convenient sample of all nurses working in Obstetrics and Gy... Show More
  • Mother’s Level of Knowledge on Neonatal Danger Signs and Its Predictors in Chencha District, Southern Ethiopia

    Abera Mersha, Nega Assefa, Kedir Teji, Agegnehu Bante, Shitaye Shibiru

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 426-432
    Received: 30 July 2017
    Accepted: 14 August 2017
    Published: 29 October 2017
    Abstract: Introduction: Neonates and young infants often present with non-specific symptoms and signs of severe illness that indicate presence of severe infection which may require immediate care. So, mother’s knowledge is very important to recognize those symptoms to prevent further complications even dealth. But there is a gap in assessing mothers knowledg... Show More
  • Lumbar Puncture: Nurses` Knowledge, Practice and Patients’ Satisfaction with Nursing Care

    Rasha Ali Ahmed Abdelmowla, Samia Youssef Sayed, Nahed Shawkat Abo Elmagd

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 433-439
    Received: 30 September 2017
    Accepted: 14 October 2017
    Published: 31 October 2017
    Abstract: Background: Patients` satisfaction with nursing care provided is a good indicator for improving quality of care. Aims: Assess nurses` knowledge and practice regarding lumbar puncture and investigate patients’ satisfaction with nursing care pre and post application of nursing instructions brochure. Research design: Quasi-experimental. Subjects and m... Show More