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Keywords : Attitude

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Voluntary Blood Donation among Nurses in Mosul Teaching Hospital

Mahmoud Mohammed Ahmed; Ahmed Ali Hussein; Nasir Mufaq Youns

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 24-32
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2017.160047

Background and aim : blood can save millions of lives. The requirement of blood and blood products in a country depends on the population, health care structure, prevalence of conditions requiring regular transfusions, such as hemophilia and thalassemia etc., availability of surgical centers using modern sophisticated techniques, and awareness amongst clinicians regarding the judicious use of blood. The study aimed to assess of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Voluntary Blood Donation among nurses at the Mosul Teaching Hospital.
Materials and Method: Cross-sectional design was applied in this study that aimed to assessment of knowledge, Attitude, and practice of voluntary blood donation among nurses in Mosul Teaching Hospital. Random sample consists of (152) nurses (99 )Male , ( 53) Female , and the sample age range (median age) 18–60 (26.3±) years. Data were collected from first December 2013 extended from First February 2014.Data were collected from all Mosul Teaching Hospital (Ibn-Sena Teaching Hospital, AL-ZahraweeTeahing Hospital, AL-Salm Teaching Hospital,Ibn-AtherTeahing Hospital and Al-KhansaTeahing Hospital). An interview technique, method was used for data collection and data were analyzed as Frequency, percentage and Chi-Squire.
Results: The results of the study show that the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice(KAP) of Voluntary Blood Donation among nurses in Mosul Teaching Hospital is good knowledge toward blood donation (81.4%), positive attitude about (78.2%),but there were practices of blood donation correct (56.7%)
Conclusion: The study concluded that the Nurses in hospitals have good knowledge of voluntary donation and a positive attitude towards donation, but there were disparities in their practices of blood donation.
Recommendation: The study recommended there is an urgent need to create and strengthen programs for motivation, recruitment and retention of voluntary blood Donors in our country.

Assessment of Nurses' Knowledge and Attitude about Hypoglycemia at Mosul City Hospital

Yasir Mohammed Altahan; Nabeel Najeb Fadhil

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 74-80
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2016.160040

Background and aim:- Hypoglycemia, one of the acute complications of diabetes mellitus, It carries a lot of adverse effects on the patient psychic and mental state plus the bad sequels on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system that may prove to be fatal. Nurses, working in hospitals, are supposed to be reasonably educated and skillful in detecting hypoglycemia and presenting the first aids that may save the patients' life. In Mosul's hospitals, the knowledge and attitude of nurses about hypoglycemia have not been explored or assessed, a matter that was motivating to study this issue. So, this study aimed to assess of Nurses' Knowledge and Attitude About Hypoglycemia at Mosul City Hospitals.
Materials and method: A descriptive cross sectional study carried throughout the period 2nd of December 2013 -to- 31st of January 2015. The sample of the study was a non-probability convenience sample which included 247 nurses (males and females) working in six teaching hospitals in Mosul. The data were analyzed using the statistical package for social science (SPSS) program version 17 throughout the application of descriptive statistic (frequency, mean, standard deviation and percentage) and inferential statistics (t-test and ANOVA-one way test).
Results:- The findings of the study indicated that the total nurses' knowledge concerning hypoglycemia was found to be highly significant. However, the mean scores gained in different knowledge categories were moderate except that of causes and risk factors were low. The positive nurses' attitude toward hypoglycemia was found to be highly significant. Also the study showed that there are significant correlation between nurses' knowledge scale and attitude scale.
Conclusions:- There are significant differences in nurses' knowledge but, mean score answers in regard to knowledge categories were moderate except that of causes and risk factors was low. also the differences was significant in relation to positive attitudes. Recommendation:- The study recommends preparing, developing and implicating educational programs about hypoglycemia; its complications in Mosul's hospitals. In addition, the study suggests improving the curriculum in regard to diabetes and its complications.

Constructing of An Educational Program for Primary School Teachers Regarding Hepatitis A Control In Kirkuk Governorate

Naryman Mohammed Ahmed; Rifaie Yaseen Hameed

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 17-21
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2013.162912

Background and aims: In most cases of a single child with a common childhood communicable disease,
the only action necessary is to ensure that the infectious child stays away from school whilst infectious
and to be vigilant for further cases developing. The study objected to evaluate an educational program for
primary school teachers about Hepatitis 'A' as one of the common childhood communicable disease in
Kirkuk governorate .
Materials and method: A Quasi-experimental study was carried out through the present study with
application of pre and post-tests approach. A probable (stratified) sample consist of (80) teachers who
participated voluntarily from (80) primary schools in Kirkuk governorate They were divided into two
equal groups of (40) teacher, one group was exposed to educational program (study group) , while the
second did not exposed to the program (control group). Data were analyzed using SPSS version-18.
Results: The results show that there are statistical significant differences in teachers' knowledge, attitudes
and practices regarding all topics of Hepatitis A in comparison of pre and post tests for study group.
Conclusion: The study show that there is good acquisition in teachers' knowledge, attitudes and practices
about Hepatitis A.
Keywords: Hepatitis ‘‘A’’, teachers, construct, knowledge, attitude.

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Colostrum among Postnatal Mothers

Kareema Ahmad Hussein; Afifa Radha Aziz

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-6
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2013.162898

Background and aim: colostrum is the first milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals in late
pregnancy just prior to giving birth and continuing through the early days of breastfeeding. The study
aimed to assess knowledge and attitude of colostrum among postnatal mothers and to find out the
association between knowledge and attitude of mothers with demographic characteristics.
Materials and method: cross sectional study, deals with 300 mothers who attending to Babylon
maternal and child hospital and Alkather health centre. A questionnaire was used to collect the data from
the period of 21 November 2012 to 15 March 2013. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and
inferential statistical (percentage, frequency, and chi –square).
Results : the study shows that the majority of mothers age between (30-39) years was 59% ,also there
are significant relationship between the attitude of mothers with some of demographic characteristics of
mothers .
Conclusion: The study concludes that there is significant relationship between mothers knowledge with
their demographic characters at P ≥ 0.5 and there is significant relationship between mothers’ attitude
with their demographic characterize.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Colostrum, Postnatal Mothers.