American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019

  • The Impact of a Pediatric Acute Unit in Reducing Length of Stay: A Success Story

    Angela Caswell, Hamad Al Khalaf, Abdullah Al Mutrafy, Rahayu Abd Rashid

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 288-293
    Received: Aug. 09, 2019
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2019
    Published: Oct. 10, 2019
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    Abstract: Challenges to patient flow within acute hospital settings has been acknowledged internationally as a growing concern that has the potential to impact upon patient safety, satisfaction and organizational budgetary constraints. The development and introduction of a unique Pediatric Acute Unit pilot program has shown promising results which support it... Show More
  • Association Between Physical Activities and Menopausal Symptoms Among Menopausal Women

    Laila Mohammad Nuwigi Alrashidi, Sahar Ahmed Ali Al Shamandy, Haifa Abdul-Aziz Al-Turki

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 294-303
    Received: Sep. 06, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 28, 2019
    Published: Oct. 20, 2019
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    Abstract: Menopause play a vital role in woman’s life. Recent study emphasized that physical activities are becoming one of the most important alternative treatments to deal with menopausal symptoms. This study aims to determine the association between level of physical activities and menopausal symptoms among women. A cross sectional study design was used i... Show More
  • The Relationship Between Psychological Contract Breach, Organizational Identification, and Organizational Agility Among Nursing Faculty Members

    Yaldez Khairy Zein El Din, Ghada Moh Samir El Hessewi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 304-312
    Received: Sep. 20, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 11, 2019
    Published: Oct. 23, 2019
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    Abstract: Psychological contract is defined as the unwritten or hidden agreement between both the employers and the employees to ensure reciprocity and safe productive work environment. The concept of the relationship between Psychological Contract Breach (PCB) as one of many recognized antecedents of organizational identification has been emphasised for yea... Show More
  • Evaluation of Effect Assessment on Case-Management of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

    Huang Xinke, Huang Dongxi, Feng Nan

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 313-316
    Received: Aug. 26, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 24, 2019
    Published: Oct. 23, 2019
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    Abstract: Explore the application of case management in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). 164 patients diagnosed as GDM from February to November 2016 were set up as control group. 196 patients diagnosed as GDM from February to November of 2017 were divided into intervention group. In the control group, gynecology and obstetrics clinic doctors and nurses ... Show More
  • Effect of Nursing Staff Development Regarding Ureteral Stent Management on Nurses' Knowledge and Practice

    Amina Ibrahim Badawy, Neima Ali Riad, Manal Elsayed Fareed

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 317-323
    Received: Sep. 25, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2019
    Published: Oct. 26, 2019
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    Abstract: Ureteral stent is a hollow tube with multiple side holes that is used widely by the urologists in many urological procedures. This study was carried out to determine the effect of nursing Staff development regarding ureteral stent management on nurses' knowledge and practice. A quasi-experimental research design was utilized to achieve the aim of t... Show More
  • Influence of Education Level on Mental Health and Medical Coping Modes: A Correlation Analysis in the Elderlies

    Saisai Cui, Rui Wang, Leping Lu, He Wang, Yan Zhang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 324-328
    Received: Sep. 27, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2019
    Published: Nov. 08, 2019
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    Abstract: Objective: To investigate the influence of education level on mental condition and medical coping modes in the elderlies, which may provide some evidence for mental care in health management. Methods: Clinical Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) and Medical Coping Modes Questionnaire (MCMQ) were applied to evaluate mental condition of 160 elderlies who w... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavioural Practice of Elementary Teacher of ADHD Children: Impact of an Educational Intervention

    Amal Ibrahim Khalil, Faten Ahmed Alshareef, Halemah Ghoneem Alshumrani

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 329-341
    Received: Oct. 15, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 06, 2019
    Published: Nov. 20, 2019
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Disability from Different Nursing Perspectives
    Abstract: Background: According to Saudi Arabia Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Society, ADHD is one of the most common psychiatric disorder among children and affect both gender with total prevalence of male: 7.4% and female: 4.2% in Jeddah city. The aim was to investigate the effectiveness of an educational program on exchanging elementary ... Show More
  • Evaluation of Enterostomal Therapist (ET) Nurses Intervention on Ostomy Visits

    Wang Ling Yan, Jiang Meng Xiao, Xiao Fang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 342-345
    Received: Sep. 19, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2019
    Published: Dec. 09, 2019
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    Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of interventions provided by Enterostomal Therapist (ET) Nurses to visitors of ostomates. Methods: ET Nurses carried out intervention methods of selection, training, organization of visiting group during enterostomy visiting works, this study summarized and analyzed the influence of ... Show More
  • Preliminary Study on the Feasibility of Early Feeding After General Anesthesia and Lumbar Spine Surgery in Middle-aged and Elderly Patients

    Yuanqun Zou, Xiaorong Zhang, Yanfei Li, Cuiqing Liu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 346-350
    Received: Nov. 07, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 28, 2019
    Published: Dec. 11, 2019
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    Abstract: To investigate the feasibility of early feeding after lumbar spine surgery in middle-aged and elderly patients. Seventy middle-aged and elderly patients with lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis or lumbar spondylolisthesis after treatments of single-segment lumbar discectomy + spinal canal decompression + interbody fusion after total anes... Show More
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Ccombined with Functional Exercise in the Treatment of Lymphedema After Modified Radical Mastectomy

    Li Shiting, Ma Yuhua

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 351-355
    Received: Nov. 24, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2019
    Published: Dec. 18, 2019
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    Abstract: Objective We aim to investigate the effect of manual lymphatic drainage in combination with functional exercise in the recovery from modified radical mastectomy. The outcome measurements are the incidence of lymphedema, function of upper limb, pain and life quality after operation. Methods We included 198 patients diagnosed with breast cancer in pa... Show More
  • Unplanned Readmission to Hospitals at Home Care Set up in India - A Comparative Study

    Punitha Singh, Gaurav Thukral, Joseph PC, Babusona Sahoo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 356-360
    Received: Nov. 11, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 12, 2019
    Published: Dec. 26, 2019
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    Abstract: The health care delivery system has undergone dramatic shifts in care settings in the recent past. More patients are receiving professional home care following discharge from hospitals, skilled-care facilities and rehabilitation centers. Home care has become an integral part of patient recovery especially among the long stay patients. Skilled nursi... Show More
  • Utilization of Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Strategy on Maternity Nursing Students' Attitude and Achievement

    Rehab Soliman Abd El Aliem, Samah Said Sabry, Hedya Fathy MohyEl-Deen

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019
    Pages: 361-370
    Received: Oct. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 02, 2019
    Published: Dec. 27, 2019
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    Abstract: Background: cooperative jigsaw learning strategy is a kind of cooperative learning method which has been claimed to minimize the competitiveness in the learning environment by encouraging students for cooperative work. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the utilization cooperative jigsaw learning strategy on maternity nursing st... Show More