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Print ISSN: 2311-8784

Online ISSN: 2663-0311

Awareness of health care staff regarding indicated and contraindicated medication during pregnancy at Kirkuk city hospitals

Darya Yaseen Mustafa; Dhiaa Alrahman H. Abdullah

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background: pregnant women may need medication to manage some of problems occurring during pregnancy. Some of medication considered safe and other unsafe, medical and nursing staff should aware of safe and unsafe medication to prevent further damage to the pregnant women.
Objectives: to assess healthcare worker awareness regarding indicated and contraindicated medication during pregnancy at Kirkuk city hospitals.
Methodology: A quantitative design using descriptive study was carried out at Kirkuk city hospitals from 1st of October, 9117, up to the 1st of October, 9112. A non-probability (purposive) sample of (28) staff working in maternity units was used. A constructed questionnaire was used for the purpose of the study which consisted of two parts: the demographic data of the sample, and the awareness of healthcare worker regarding indicated and contraindicated medication during pregnancy. The data were collected through the use of self-administration techniques they were analyzed through the application of descriptive statistical analysis and inferential statistical data analysis.
Results: The findings of the study indicated that (81.06) of the samples were working in Kirkuk general hospital, (00.26) were between age group (91-92 years), (076) of the sample were nurses, (03.06) of them were having 1-0 years of experience, and (02.16) do not training in medication session.
Conclusions: most healthcare worker unaware of indicated and contraindicated medication during pregnancy.

Effectiveness of an Education Program on Nurses knowledge concerning in Nursing Management for patients with Third degree and bundle branch block in Kirkuk Teaching Hospitals

Abid Salih Kumait AL-Jumaily MSc adult nursing; Ass.Prof. Khalidah Mohammed Khudur, Ph.D.

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and Objectives: Heart block is a disease or acquired condition that causes a fault within the heart's natural pacemaker due to some kind of obstruction (or "block") in the electrical conduction system of the heart.Nurses play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of patients. Aims of the study was to assess the effectiveness of nursing education program on nursing knowledge concerning in nursing management toward third degree and bundle branch block in Kirkuk's teaching hospitals and to identifying the relationship between the nurses' knowledge and their demographic characteristics such as ( age ,gender and education level)
Material and Method :A descriptive study design (quasi experimental study )was carried out at Azadi teaching hospital and Kirkuk general hospital in Kirkuk city for nursing staff who worked at CCU ,RCU unit , emergency unit and internal medicine unit ,from February up to May, 8102. A non – probability (purposive) sample was selected and composed of (21) Nurses (male and female) .Nurses was divided into two groups, study group consisted of (01) nurses exposed to the nursing educational program and control group consisted of (01) nurses were not exposed to the program from Azadi Teaching Hospital and Kirkuk General Hospital in Kirkuk city. The program and instruments were constructed by the researcher for the purpose of the study .The questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study which consisted of three parts: the first part include the demographic data (5 ) items (age, gender,residencr , Educational achievement and marital status.The second about training in cardiac care (8) items ( work place and name of training in cardiac care . The third part consist from (02 ) items of general knowledge toward management of third degree of heart block and bundle branch block of heart block. The (SPSS) ver. (8821) was used for data analysis. Mean, SD, and ANCOVA test, compare means were used to analyze the collected data. Level of significance was the threshold at p<1215
Results: There were 01 nurses included in the study. Relative to "Gender" 82(55255) from sample were female are more illustrated, since, also the study shows the high percent of nursese were at age between (81-23 years) and constitute 25(25255) and most of "Age Groups", are focused at the first two groups since .(5825% ) .Also the results shows (%5215) were female. With regard toresidence 82(51215) were living in urban areas, The study findings indicated that there were highly significant differences between pre and post tests in the study group in overall main domains related to nurses' knowldg abou management of third degree heart block and bundle branch block
Conclusion: The study concluded that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses' nurses' knowldg abou management of third degree heart block and bundle branch block .

Oxidative Stress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Amina Hisham Mohammed; Dr. Kassim Salih Abdullah Al Neaimy

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background: There is a relationship between oxidative stress and rheumatoid arthritis.
Objective: to assess total antioxidant status by measurement of total antioxidants status, and oxidative stress by measurement malondialdehyde, in patients with.
Design: case -control study.
Setting: referred patients from private clinics .
Methodology: The study was conducted on patients referred from private clinics of rheumatology. The period between Nov.1st 2017 and Jun. 1st 2008. thirty four female with rheumatoid Arthritis , and thirty, sex and age-matched healthy volunteers as control group participated in the study. Total antioxidants status and malondialdehyde were measured in both groups.
Results: rheumatoid Arthritis patients have lower total antioxidants status values than that of the control group (0.94±0.24 and 1.95±0.20 respectively) (P value <0.0001). The malondialdehyde values was higher in patients group than control group (1.34±0.42 and 0.88±0.26 respectively) (P value <0.0001).
Conclusion: rheumatoid Arthritis patients have decreased level of total antioxidants status and increased level of malondialdehyde than the control group .

Assessment of Nurses' Practices Concerning Blood Pressure Measurements

Rifaie Y. Hameed; Rami R. Allo

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and Aim- Blood Pressure Measurement (BPM) is considered a generic skill required in nursing, by a range of health professionals, for effective health assessment. The study aimed to assess nurses' techniques regarding correct way of measurement of blood pressure.
Methods and Materials- A cross-sectional study was conducted on (241) nurses obtained accidently from different wards or units in three teaching hospitals in Mosul City/Iraq during a period "20th of novmber 2017 to 20th of January / 2018". The instruments depended in the study was Global scale of World Health Organization (WHO) that was developed to contain (19) items of two options (Don't do=0 ; Do=1). Observational method was depended by the researchers to collect the data and fulfill the scale while the nurse measured the patient's blood pressure.
Results- The study found that practice level of BP measuring was less than acceptable (42.11%).
Conclusion and Recommendation- The study concluded that whenever, the patient's complaint is critical, the nurse technique of BP measurement ameliorates. It emphasizes on continuous education of all nurses regarding this nursing procedure to check and validate the health status of the patients in order to reduce potential adverse effect.

Effectiveness of an Education Program on Nurses knowledge concerning in Nursing Management for patients with Third degree and bundle branch block in Kirkuk Teaching Hospitals

Abid Salih Kumait AL-Jumaily MSc adult nursing; Ass.Prof. Khalidah Mohammed Khudur, Ph.D.

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and Objectives: Heart block is a disease or acquired condition that causes a fault within the heart's natural pacemaker due to some kind of obstruction (or "block") in the electrical conduction system of the heart.Nurses play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of patients. Aims of the study was to assess the effectiveness of nursing education program on nursing knowledge concerning in nursing management toward third degree and bundle branch block in Kirkuk's teaching hospitals and to identifying the relationship between the nurses' knowledge and their demographic characteristics such as ( age ,gender and education level)
Material and Method :A descriptive study design (quasi experimental study )was carried out at Azadi teaching hospital and Kirkuk general hospital in Kirkuk city for nursing staff who worked at CCU ,RCU unit , emergency unit and internal medicine unit ,from February up to May, 8102. A non – probability (purposive) sample was selected and composed of (21) Nurses (male and female) .Nurses was divided into two groups, study group consisted of (01) nurses exposed to the nursing educational program and control group consisted of (01) nurses were not exposed to the program from Azadi Teaching Hospital and Kirkuk General Hospital in Kirkuk city. The program and instruments were constructed by the researcher for the purpose of the study .The questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study which consisted of three parts: the first part include the demographic data (5 ) items (age, gender,residencr , Educational achievement and marital status.The second about training in cardiac care (8) items ( work place and name of training in cardiac care . The third part consist from (02 ) items of general knowledge toward management of third degree of heart block and bundle branch block of heart block. The (SPSS) ver. (8821) was used for data analysis. Mean, SD, and ANCOVA test, compare means were used to analyze the collected data. Level of significance was the threshold at p<1215
Results: There were 01 nurses included in the study. Relative to "Gender" 82(55255) from sample were female are more illustrated, since, also the study shows the high percent of nursese were at age between (81-23 years) and constitute 25(25255) and most of "Age Groups", are focused at the first two groups since .(5825% ) .Also the results shows (%5215) were female. With regard toresidence 82(51215) were living in urban areas, The study findings indicated that there were highly significant differences between pre and post tests in the study group in overall main domains related to nurses' knowldg abou management of third degree heart block and bundle branch block
Conclusion: The study concluded that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses' nurses' knowldg abou management of third degree heart block and bundle branch block .

Utilization of Antenatal Care in Primary Health Centers in Mosul City

Thanoon Mohammed Thanoon

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and aim: most women enter pregnancy period in apparent good health and achieve a normal pregnancy, and birth without complications. For a few women, however, suffer in the course of the pregnancy for reasons that are usually unclear antenatal care aims at preventing complications. The study aims to utilize health care services for pregnant women in primary health centers.
Materials and method: a cross sectional study was conducted and adopted in Al - Quds and Al – Hadbaa' primary health care centers, the data started to be gathered from 1st of September 2010 - 10th March 2011. To achieve the adjectives of the study, Accidently sample consist from (400) pregnant women were selected, the data were collected through using constructed checklistwhich consist from four parts ,the first is dealing with the pregnant information registration that include (5 item) , the second part is related to laboratory test which consist of (12 item), while the third part is about health education which include (13 items) and finally the last part is dealing with high risk problem that consist of (8 items). The validity and reliability test was done to ensure the consistency of study tool which the correlation coefficient is (86.4) with standard deviation about ( 0.43).
Results: the results of the study indicated the health services that introduce to pregnant women who attending to primary health care centers is applied in these centers ,the implementation of chart is highly performance with some variance of some result that related to investigation property and availability, finally the differences between two centers show significance by the health education in dealing with risk factor.
Conclusion: the present study concluded that there is a good implementing almost all aspects of the pregnant women health services management.
Recommendation: the researcher can conclude that the utilization of the pregnant women chart and application in strict way had the high impact on preventing pre and antenatal problem in pregnancy and training practice on it.

Nurses' Knowledge and Practice Regarding Gynecological Laparoscopy in Maternity Teaching Hospital in Mosul City

Rana Mohammed Jasim AL-Taee; Salwa Hazim Al –Mukhtar

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and aim: Over the past decade, laparoscopy has become the standard surgical approach for a majority of gynecologic procedures, such as ectopic pregnancy management, fallopian tube and ovarian operations, management of cysts, staging of gynecologic cancers, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. The study aim to assess nurses level of knowledge and practices regarding gynecological laparoscopy, To determine the knowledge defect during gynecological laparoscopy, and to determine the difference between demographic characteristics such as (age, level of education, and training courses) with their knowledge and practices.
Materials and Method: The researcher adopted a quantitative design where structured closed-ended questions were formulated for both questionnaires. A questionnaire was administered to the Ward and Theatre Nurses using the convenience sampling technique. The study was conducted in two hospitals ( Al Batool and AL-Khansaa Teaching Hospitals ) located in Mosul city. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 for Windows was used by the Statistician to analyze the data.
Results: The findings shows the demographic characteristics of the study sample. The table shows that most of the study sample are from AL-Khansaa Hospital (50.9%). According to the age, the highest percentage was in the age group (18-27 years) (43.6%), and the lowest group are of age (more than 47 years) (8%). According to level of education the highest percentage is of High school (56.4%) (62), and the lowest is (12.7%) (14). In the relation to their Experience, the highest percentage is (74.5%) for the group of (1-10 years), and the lowest percentage is (6.4%) for the group of (more than 30 years).
Conclusions: The nurses’ had good knowledge about the specific laparoscopic .
Recommendation: Ward and theatre nurses should be learn about informed consent taking and the legal implications if not taken correctly and the emphasis on their role and responsibilities during consent taking. This could be done during in-service education.

Effectiveness of an Education Program on Nurses knowledge concerning in Nursing Management for patients with Third degree and bundle branch block in Kirkuk Teaching Hospitals

Abid Salih Kumait AL-Jumaily MSc adult nursing; Ass.Prof. Khalidah Mohammed Khudur, Ph.D.

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and Objectives: Heart block is a disease or acquired condition that causes a fault within the heart's natural pacemaker due to some kind of obstruction (or "block") in the electrical conduction system of the heart.Nurses play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of patients. Aims of the study was to assess the effectiveness of nursing education program on nursing knowledge concerning in nursing management toward third degree and bundle branch block in Kirkuk's teaching hospitals and to identifying the relationship between the nurses' knowledge and their demographic characteristics such as ( age ,gender and education level)
Material and Method :A descriptive study design (quasi experimental study )was carried out at Azadi teaching hospital and Kirkuk general hospital in Kirkuk city for nursing staff who worked at CCU ,RCU unit , emergency unit and internal medicine unit ,from February up to May, 8102. A non – probability (purposive) sample was selected and composed of (21) Nurses (male and female) .Nurses was divided into two groups, study group consisted of (01) nurses exposed to the nursing educational program and control group consisted of (01) nurses were not exposed to the program from Azadi Teaching Hospital and Kirkuk General Hospital in Kirkuk city. The program and instruments were constructed by the researcher for the purpose of the study .The questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study which consisted of three parts: the first part include the demographic data (5 ) items (age, gender,residencr , Educational achievement and marital status.The second about training in cardiac care (8) items ( work place and name of training in cardiac care . The third part consist from (02 ) items of general knowledge toward management of third degree of heart block and bundle branch block of heart block. The (SPSS) ver. (8821) was used for data analysis. Mean, SD, and ANCOVA test, compare means were used to analyze the collected data. Level of significance was the threshold at p<1215
Results: There were 01 nurses included in the study. Relative to "Gender" 82(55255) from sample were female are more illustrated, since, also the study shows the high percent of nursese were at age between (81-23 years) and constitute 25(25255) and most of "Age Groups", are focused at the first two groups since .(5825% ) .Also the results shows (%5215) were female. With regard toresidence 82(51215) were living in urban areas, The study findings indicated that there were highly significant differences between pre and post tests in the study group in overall main domains related to nurses' knowldg abou management of third degree heart block and bundle branch block
Conclusion: The study concluded that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses' nurses' knowldg abou management of third degree heart block and bundle branch block .

Oxidative Stress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Amina Hisham Mohammed; Dr. Kassim Salih Abdullah Al Neaimy

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background: There is a relationship between oxidative stress and rheumatoid arthritis.
Objective: to assess total antioxidant status by measurement of total antioxidants status, and oxidative stress by measurement malondialdehyde, in patients with.
Design: case -control study.
Setting: referred patients from private clinics .
Methodology: The study was conducted on patients referred from private clinics of rheumatology. The period between Nov.1st 2017 and Jun. 1st 2008. thirty four female with rheumatoid Arthritis , and thirty, sex and age-matched healthy volunteers as control group participated in the study. Total antioxidants status and malondialdehyde were measured in both groups.
Results: rheumatoid Arthritis patients have lower total antioxidants status values than that of the control group (0.94±0.24 and 1.95±0.20 respectively) (P value <0.0001). The malondialdehyde values was higher in patients group than control group (1.34±0.42 and 0.88±0.26 respectively) (P value <0.0001).
Conclusion: rheumatoid Arthritis patients have decreased level of total antioxidants status and increased level of malondialdehyde than the control group .

Assessment of Cancer Patient’s Satisfaction Regarding Nurses Communication Skills in Azadi Teaching Hospital/ Oncology unit

Dia’a AL-Rahman Abdullah; Radhwan Hussien Ibrahim

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and aim: Communication is the process of transmitting thoughts, feelings, facts, and other information, includes verbal and nonverbal behavior. Communication is an essential element of the nurse-client relationship, teaching of client, and entire activities performed by nurses. To be an effective communicator, the nurse must be aware of the different levels on which communication is conducted between nurses and clients and among members of the health care team. Applying the aspects of communication level helps the nurse establish a therapeutic relationship with the client and thereby achieve successful outcomes of care. The study aims to assess Cancer Patient’s Satisfaction Regarding Nurses Communication Skills in Azadi Teaching Hospital as well as to find out the relationship between Patient’s Satisfaction and some Socio- demographic characteristic such as age, gender and level of education.
Materials and method: A descriptive study of a quantitative design was carried out at oncology unit in Azadi teaching hospital in Kirkuk city for cancer patients from 1st of December, 2015, up to the 16th of February, 2016. A non-probability (convenience) sample of (120) definitely diagnosed with cancer disease. Selected from patients who were attended to Azadi teaching hospital generally for receiving chemotherapy dosage. Developed questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study which consisted of three parts: the demographic data of the respondent, the nature nurse-client relationship, and satisfaction regarding therapeutic communication. The data were collected through the use of interview with the patients. They were analyzed through the application of descriptive statistical analysis and inferential statistical data analysis.
Results: The findings of the study indicated that (24.2%) of the samples were in age group (50-59) years and (≥60) years, (51.7%) of them were male, (32.5%) of the sample were illiterate, (40.0%) of them were housewife, (87.5%) of the sample were married, (79.2%) of the sample were urban residency, (23.3%) of the sample had have breast cancer, and (70.8%) of the sample were staying ≤ 1 day in the hospital.
Conclusions: the study concluded that most of the patients were dissatisfied regarding the nature of Nurse-Patient communication. Most of patients were satisfied regarding Therapeutic communication.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The present study recommends that trained educational program should be designed to increase nurses’ awareness and knowledge about modes of communication.

Evaluation of Socio-Economic Factors Related to Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Duhok City

Mohammed Haydar Musa; Jihan Noori Hussein

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and aim: Helicobacter pylori (Hp) are found in half the population of the world. Its prevalence is highly variable in relation to geography, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic factors-high in developing countries and lower in the developed world. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among patients in Duhok, and to identify factors associated with of Helicobacter pylori among patients in Duhok.
Materials and method: A cross-sectional study was carried out throughout the present study among patients who attending to Duhok gastroenterology and hepatology center. The study included (80) samples of nurses for the period from 10th January to 5th December 2015.The study revealed that there were significant statistical results related to income, residency, water source and blood group to be considered as a risk factor of H. pylori infection.
Results: The study revealed that there were no significant statistical results related to age to be considered as a risk factor at (p<0.05). Among the 80 patients who completed data, the highest positive result was found in the age group of 20-30 years (68.18.7%) while the highest negative result was found in the age group of 50-60yr (42.86%).
Conclusion: There were significant difference between H. pylori infection and some variables like (age, sex, married status, level of education and smoking and coffee consumption and years of experience).

Assessment of College of Nursing Students' Knowledge about Autism Disorder

Mohanned Khaleel Abdullah

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-1

Background and aim: Knowledge and awareness about childhood autism is something essential for students at college of nursing. Poor knowledge about childhood autism among final year nursing students who would be child health care professionals can compromise early recognition and interventions that are known to improve prognosis in childhood autism. This study assesses the knowledge of undergraduate nursing students at College of Nursing University of Mosul about Autism.
Materials and method: The sample of the study consists of 110 undergraduate students in College of Nursing / University of Mosul. They were chosen randomly. They are (32) males and (78) females. A questionnaire presented by the researchers after comprehensive review.
Results: The results of the study showed that a high percentage (85.5%) of the students stated that they didnot study about this subject. It also showed that (87.3 %) of the participants answered that parents’ careless leads to Autistic disorder.
Conclusion: Depending on the results, the study showed that there is no care about this subject in studying curriculums of the college. It also showed that the lack of support and assistance given from parents to their children leads to autism. Most of the sample of this study donot know if there are any health care centers in Mosul city for Autistic disorder
Recommendations: More attention should be paid about this subject in studying curriculums at the college. Then awareness about Autistics disorder need to be improved among students and parents.