American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017

  • Assessment of Voluntary HIV Counselling and Test Utilization and Associated Factors among Youth People in Birbir Town, Gamo Gofa Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

    Feleke Gebremeskel, Mulugeta Shigaze, Bereket Gede, Edom Zerihun, Fiseha Abadi, Gezahegn Beyene, Mariamawit Tesfay

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 440-446
    Received: 14 August 2017
    Accepted: 28 August 2017
    Published: 3 November 2017
    Abstract: Youth (15-24 years) are particularly vulnerable to HIV, because of the strong influence of peer pressure and the development of their sexual and social identities. The aim of the study was to assess voluntary counseling and testing utilization and associated factors among young people in Birbir town, Southern Ethiopia. A community based cross secti... Show More
  • Prevalence of Modern Contraceptive Utilization and Associated Factors Among Women of Reproductive Age Group at Boditi Town, Wolayita Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

    Feleke Gebremeskel, Dinkalem Getahun, Tesfaye Kanko, Ayanew Tilahun, Bemnet Endrias, Birhanu Alamirew, Fekadu Gemeda, Melaku Desalegne

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 447-453
    Received: 5 August 2017
    Accepted: 18 August 2017
    Published: 8 November 2017
    Abstract: Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa with high fertility and fast growth rate. Still, Modern contraceptive use persists to be low in most African countries where fertility, population growth, and unmet need for family planning are high. In Ethiopia, though there is an evidence of increased overall contraceptive prevalence, a sub... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Social Skills Training Program on Social Functioning and Severity of Symptoms Among Patients with Schizophrenia

    Enas Mahrous Abd EL Aziz, Hanan Ebrahim Abd EL Aziz Rady, Mohammed Nasr EL Din

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 454-466
    Received: 16 August 2017
    Accepted: 5 September 2017
    Published: 17 November 2017
    Abstract: This study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of socials kills training program on social functioning and severity of symptoms among newly admitted schizophrenic Patients. Quasi-experimental design (pre-posttest-groups) was utilized in this study. The present study was conducted at Al-Abbassia hospital for mental health. Purposive random sample ... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Handoff Educational Program on Nurses Interns’ Knowledge, and Communication Competence

    Abeer Mohamed Seada, Somaya Ahmed Bayoumy

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 467-477
    Received: 27 October 2017
    Accepted: 10 November 2017
    Published: 24 November 2017
    Abstract: With the growing complexity of health care, the ability to communicate becomes essential within the health team members. Health care organization has great expectations for new graduate nurses to communicate skillfully while promoting safe patient care. Student nurses interns may lacked experiences with important communication skills and are fearfu... Show More
  • Perception of be Cared in Childbirth at the Light of the WHO Model

    Maria Marques, Margarida Sim-Sim

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 478-485
    Received: 15 September 2017
    Accepted: 12 October 2017
    Published: 27 December 2017
    Abstract: Background: The World Health Organization recommends preserving the physiology of childbirth. For a normal birth, the guidelines define obstetric practices in four categories, ranging from useful and to be encouraged to harmful and to be eliminated. Objective: to describe new mothers’ perception of care during childbirth in the light of the World H... Show More