Volume 1, Issue 1, Winter and Spring 2013, Page 1-26

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Colostrum among Postnatal Mothers

Kareema Ahmad Hussein; Afifa Radha Aziz

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2013, 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 the 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: a cross-sectional study, deals with 300 mothers attending to Babylon maternal and child hospital and lkather health center. A questionnaire was used to collect the data from the period of 21 November 2012 to 15 March 2013. Data were analyzed 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 is a significant relationship between the attitude of mothers with some of the demographic characteristics of mothers.
Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a significant relationship between mothers' knowledge with their demographic characters at P ≥ 0.5 and there is a significant relationship between mothers’ attitudes with their demographic characterize. Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Colostrum, Postnatal Mothers.

Adherence of Dietary Modification for Patient Receiving Hemodialysis

Sahar adhm ali

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7-12
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2013.162899

Background and Aim: Adherences to fluid restriction and dietary and medication uidelines are essential for adequate management of hemodialysis patients. This study aimed to assess adherence of dietary modification for patient receiving hemodialysis. Materials and Method: descriptive design study was conducted at Dialysis Center in Marjan hospital at
Al- Hillah city, data was gathered by using prepared form, from the period ( December 5th 2012 to February 14th 2013) , 90 patients 41 female and 49 male patient participated in the study. Results: The results shows that the higher percentages of the sample 54.4% were male between 41-51 years age group, 45.6% of the sample were hypertensive; 75.6 % of them received two dialysis sessions within six hours per week. The results presented that 90% of the sample were receive detailed instructions to modify their diet from health care personnel and 51.1% of them were non adhere to decrease thirst and 75.5% of them didn’t care about potassium in their diet. Conclusion: Most of the convenient sample of the study was male, within age group (41-51) years, illiterate and married and city resident. Most of the samples were with free family health history; suffer from hypertension, not smoker. In addition, Most of them received two dialysis sessions with three hours per week. They did not visit dietitian, but they received detailed instruction to modify their diet and follow specific dietary regimen from health personnel. Key wards: Adherence of dietary modification and hemdialysis

Pregnant Revisions Information Center for Maternal and Child Welfare in the Baghdad City about Benefit of Colostrum toward the New Born Baby

Abdul Mahdi Hassan

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 13-16
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2013.162900

Background and aim: The first food for the baby after birth is colostrums. Therefore, the study aims to lays the importance of research in the identification information on the pregnant mother to the importance of colostrum, which is the first vaccine for her baby, which shields them from more than 28 diseases. aterials and method: purposive sample study included 150 pregnant mothers who visiting the center of maternity and child care in the Sheikh Omar and care center in Al- Elwya Teaching Hospital, and Baghdad Teaching Hospital where the sample collected way Randomly and interview style dish and apply the
Questionnaire form designed for this purpose based on scientific sources and previous studies for the period from 8/11/2011 to 15/1/2012. The validity through a panel review of experts. Data were analyzed using frequency distribution and percentage. Results : the results show that 96% of respondents are housewives, while the proportion of female employees make up only 4%.Accounted pregnant women at the first time revisions ratio of 24% of respondents while the percentage delivered women, the 76%. As for the place of birth for the delivered women only figure was 38% for the birth of the house as well as the same percentage for the birth of the hospital. Conclusion: The study that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a healthy term infant. Human milk is human specific and contains nutrients that are essential for the proper growth and development of the newborn. For more, breast milk is beneficial to both infant and mother.
Key word: Pregnant women, benefit of colostrum, colostrum, New Born baby.

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, 2013, 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.

Nurses Knowledge about Dressing Process in Surgical Wards in Mosul Hospitals

Myasar Mohsin Azeez Ali Al-Healy

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 22-26
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2013.162913

Background and aim: Dressing is a covering or bandage applied to a wound, Bleeding cases, Open fractures and superficial burns to protect it, prevent the complication and the patient's dressings need to be changed regularly. The study aimed to identify the level of knowledge about Dressing Process among nurses and to examine the relationship between demographic characteristics of the nurses and their Knowledge with regard to Dressing Process. Materials and Method: This descriptive study design as a quantitative approach was adopted through
the period from 1st of August - 2011 to the 1st of September - 2012. The sample of the study included (140) nurses working in two hospitals in Mosul city in the center of Nineveh Governorate. In order to collect the data, a questionnaire was constructed depending on the previous studies and related literatures. Content validity of the questionnaire was determined by presenting the questionnaire to a panel of (15) experts and the reliability of the study was determined by applying the tool to (20) nurses in Ibn-Sina Teaching Hospital, while Person's Correlation Coefficient was ( r = 0.83; P.< 0.05 ). Results: The data analysis showed that there were significant statistical relationships among some categories of knowledge regarding Dressing Process with the attributes of the sample.
Conclusion: The study concluded that knowledge of dressing process acceptable, while gender and enrollment in training sessions had an obvious association with nurses' knowledge. Keywords: Nurses, Knowledge, Dressing, Surgical Wards.