Volume 8, Issue 2, Summer 2020, Page 116-126


Knowledge of Mothers regarding Premature Baby Care in Mosul city

Salwa Hazim AL-Mukhtar; Mohammed faris Abdulghani

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2020, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 108-118
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2020.165620

Background: Premature babies, those born very early, often have complicated and medical problems. Typically, complications of prematurity are varying. The premature baby has a higher risk of complications. The baby will likely need a more extended hospital stay in a special nursery unit at the hospital, depending on how much care requires. Mother is faced with numerous challenges by experiencing a premature birth; therefore, knowing about the mother's efforts and knowledge regarding premature infants. The present study was carried out to explore the mothers' knowledge regarding prematurely born infants.
Patients and methods: This survey was conducted amongst 100 mothers visiting the Al Khansa Hospital and Ibn Al-Atheer, both hospital, specialized in the maternity and pediatric. The collection of data was done for the period of 15th November 2019 until 28th February 2020. A questionnaire form consisting of multiple-choice questions about knowledge about infant premature health was distributed to the volunteer mothers. The data was compiled and analyzed statistically. A Chi-Squair was used in data analysis resulted.
Results: Inthe present study, 53% of mothers scored 50 or less (poor knowledge), showing inadequate knowledge about infant premature health. Mother’s knowledge about infant premature health showed a significant positive correlation with her education, the order of childbirth, age at childbirth, and socioeconomic status (P-value<0.001).
Conclusion: The present study concludes that mothers have inadequate knowledge of premature infant health. Factors like mother's education, birth order of the child, mother's age at childbirth, and her socioeconomic status are related to the mother's knowledge
Keywords: mother knowledge, care of the baby, premature baby

Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses Knowledge toward Leukemic Patients at Kirkuk Oncology Center in Kirkuk City

Shelan Hasan Abdullah; Khalida Mohammed Khudhur

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2020, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 119-126
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2020.165698

Objective:  To evaluate the effectiveness of an education program on nurses knowledge toward leukemia in Kirkuk Oncology center
Methodology: Quasi-experimental study carried out among 30 nurses at oncology center, the data collected by using questionnaire consisted of 43 items.
Results: 70% of the study group at age (20-29) years, 50% of them were males and females, Graduate Nursing Institute. They had low level of knowledge at pretest the grand mean was (1.25) and at posttest the level of knowledge improve to moderate level (1.6) after implementation of an educational program.
Conclusion: Nurses had un adequate knowledge about leukemia. Therefore it is need to identify the gap of knowledge and initiate training session to improve their information.
Recommendations: nurses had un adequate knowledge about leukemia. Therefore it is need to identify the gap of knowledge and initiate training session to improve their information.
Key words: effectiveness- education program- nurses knowledge- leukemic patients.

Assessing the risk factors for cytomegalovirus and prediction the relationship between abortion and virus in Kirkuk City Hospitals

Salwa Hazim Ghailan; Samira Shokir Mohammed

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2020, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 127-141
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2020.166078

Background: Cytomegalovirus belongs to the Herpesviridae family of subfamily Betahrpesvirnae. CMV is one of the major causes of perinatal and congenital viral infection. Also can cause spontaneous abortion in pregnant women in the first trimester of gestation.
Objective: To identify the relationship between CMV and women’s demographic variables of age, parity, occupation, residence and socioeconomic status etc. To determine the prevalence rate of CMV in aborted women in the 1st trimester. To assess the relationship between abortion and CMV. To determine anti CMV IgM and IgG in women after abortion. To find out the consequences of risk factorsof CMV on fetus and maternal.
Methodology: A descriptive correlational design was used in this study. Data were collected from three maternity hospitals in Kirkuk city. A convenience sample of (100) aborted women in the first trimester of gestation were selected in this study, who were admitted in maternity hospitals. A questionnaire designed about assess the risk factors for cytomegalovirus and prediction the relationship between abortion and virus. Assessment tool was constructed by the researcher after extensive review of previous studies and relevant literature. The study instrument consists of two main parts; part one was Demographic data for. And the part two include (Test result and Risk factors for cytomegalovirus on pregnant women). The data were
described statistically and analyzed through the use of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis procedures
Results: The prevalence rate of CMV IgG seropositivity was reported (37%), while the prevalence rate of CMV IgM seropositive results was lower (1%). The majority of the study sample was within middle age group (26 – 36 years, live in urban areas, housewives, Barely
Sufficient economic status and Consanguineous). There is significant correlation of CMV and (abortion, stillbirths, Age at Menarche, Regularity of Menstrual Cycle, Age at Married, Interval between last pregnancy & present Pregnancy, Causes of Abortion, Number of Para,
Type of Previous Delivery to Present Delivery, IgG & IgM Test Results).
Conclusion: CMVI showed significant effects on the abortion rates among pregnant women in the first trimester of gestation. In this study the socio-economic status of the tested women has no significant effects on the rates of anti-CMV IgG and IgM seropositive results.
 Keywords: Cytomegalovirus, prevalence rate of CMV, anti-CMV IgG and IgM, risk factors of CMV