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Apr 02, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Perceived Readiness to Practice among BSC Honors in Nursing Graduates: Implications for Training

Clara Haruzivishe, Doreen Mukona Macherera
New nurses, at all levels of qualification, are generally perceived as not meeting expectations for safe nursing practice. Unfortunately, they are expected to be job ready, demonstrate competence in the provision of evidence-based care, practise independently, and assume accountability and responsibility for their own actions by hospital managers and nursing authorities. This was a cross-sectional analytic survey conducted online with a random sample of 118 BScN graduates from the University of ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107138


Mar 31, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Experience and Expectations of Prefects on Compliance with Registration Standards for First-Year Learners of Nursing Schools in the City of Mbujimayi/DRC

Valentin Kabambi Bukasa, Jean Paul Mbikayi Muya, Jeanne Beatrice Kaseka Cisuaka, John Willy Mpiana Baloji, Aldrin Mays Luiyanga Bin Dikuyi, Chris Kabanga Mukanya, Kabeya Kalala, Jean Pierre Kuonyi Mukendi, Jean Pierre Kufua Katukumbanyi, Etienne Tshibanda Tshibanda, Emmanuel Mpetemba Mubala, Jean Christophe Bukasa Tshilonda
Introduction: The goal of this work is to understand the experience on the respect of the standards of registration of the learners in first nurse with the prefects in order to make proposals for the improvement of conditions of registration in relation to the prescribed standards. Method: The study is qualitative. The method used in this study was phenomenological. The data were collected cross-sectionally using a recording device. This data collection concerned 8 prefects of nursing schools in...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107168


Mar 29, 2021Open    AccessArticle

The Application Value of Interleukin-10 and Interleukin-15 in Osteoporosis

Tianxiang Lei, Meng Wang, Chengyan Zuo, Huijun Xu
Objective: To investigate the effects of cytokines IL-10 and IL-15 in osteoporosis, and to provide a basis for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Methods: A total of 101 subjects who underwent bone density testing in Linyi People’s Hospital from January 2018-December 2019 were selected and divided into normal bone density group, osteopenia group and osteoporosis group according to their bone density. At the same time, the peripheral serum IL-10 and IL-15 levels of subjects were detect...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107279


Mar 17, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Factors Associated with Risky Sexual Behavior among Adolescents in Mbujimayi “Case of the Pupils of the School Complex of Manzonzo” (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Cibangu Mwana M. Wenyi Franck, Mutombo Mutombo Albert, Kabambi Bukasa Valentin, Tumba Kazadi Hervé, Kabantu Mpembu Franklin, Mpunga Kanyinda John, Tshilumba Nsamba Dieudonné, Kabeya Luboya Christophe, Mbala Kabula Felicien, Kabunda Mbala Jhon, Tshibangu Kandala Justin, Ciamala Mukendi Paul, Bukasa Tshilonda Jean Christophe, Kazumba Nsaka Dieudonné, Mukendi Ngeleka Lievin, Cimuanga Kanyinda Nestor, Mbulu Batatshi Valentin, Kasuala Yambi Christophe
Unusual sexual behavior is a major problem in the life of society, both in developed and developing countries, in its magnitude. The aim of this study is to describe the factors associated with risky sexual behavior in adolescents. This is a descriptive study carried out in the town of Mbujimayi with teenage students. The following observations were made: 315 adolescent students aged 12 to 19 responded with informed consent to our questionnaire, of which 73 reported having had their first sexual...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107152


Jan 28, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Problems and Countermeasures of Medical-Nursing Integrated Services in Chongqing’s Private Pension Agencies: A Qualitative Study

Xue Du, Wenxia Li, Qian Peng, Lijun Wang, Jun Ma
Background: The integration of medical and nursing has been gradually carried out in recent years, but the weak family pension and insufficient community pension at this stage are not enough to support the integration of medical and nursing in China. Therefore, it is of great significance to improve medical-nursing integrated services in pension agencies by investigating their current status. Objective: To explore the main problems of medical-nursing integrated ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107127


Oct 30, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Obesity Prevention and Management across the Lifespan

Christy Barnhart
Obesity is a disease that can be prevented or managed for individuals across the lifespan. Individuals can modify diet and increase physical activity to improve health outcomes and improve quality of life. Individuals who use these modification strategies to improve health can further prevent other chronic illnesses affiliated with obesity from occurring. The alternative to being proactive or reactive to obesity prevention or management would be the development of associated chronic illnesses, w...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106733


Sep 30, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Rate and Associated Factors of Discontinuation of Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Positive Microscopy in the City of Mbuji Mayi, DR Congo—Case of the HDTC of Muya and Lubilanji Health Zones

André Kazadi Mukendi, Jean Christophe Bukasa Tshilonda, Jean René Mukendi Mukendi, Robert Ntumba Cilumba, André Kabamba Mutombo, Marcel Kazadi Nsenda, Stany Wembonyama Okitotsho
Introduction: the objective of this work was to contribute to the improvement of the management of tuberculosis and to the reduction of the rate of abandonment of the anti-tuberculosis treatment by the determination of the associated factors in the city of Mbuji-Mayi. Method: the study is quantitative, it is kind of descriptive correlational. The sample is non-probabilistic of the accidental type, the size of which is 36 subjects. Results: 1) About the rate of discontinuation of anti-tuberculosi...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106704


Sep 29, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Oversight Role of the WHO Independent Monitoring of the 2018-19 LLINs Replacement Campaign in Nigeria

Jalal-Eddeen Abubakar Saleh, Rex Mpazanje, Lynda Ozor, Abdullahi Saddiq, Seye Babatunde, Ini Nglass, Edwin Edeh, Moses Onoh, Nura Shuaib
The World Health Organisation (WHO) independent monitoring report (IMR) for the Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) replacement campaign in Nigeria aims to ensure the campaigns met the minimum WHO standard through monitoring and guiding of the processs to achieve universal LLIN coverage and stop malaria transmission. The concept of an independent monitoring report was an innovation from the Independent Monitoring Board report of the Polio Elimination Programme. The independent monitoring repo...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106640


Aug 07, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Comparative Study on the Use of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Three Different Psychiatric Treatment Facilities in Saskatchewan, Canada

Olajide O. Adelugba, Inam U. Haq, Mansfield Mela, Deqiang Gu, Olubankole Obikoya, Laura Garratt
This study examined the prevalence of Long Acting Injectable (LAI) antipsychotics prescription and explored the nature and scope of such prescriptions in the context of polypharmacy in three major psychiatric treatment facilities in Saskatchewan, Canada. A cross-sectional study approach was used to collect data on LAI antipsychotics prescription details and de-identified demographics on all patients on admission on a specified date at the three study sites. Despite the availability of second gen...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106530


Jul 27, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Nutrition Intervention, Oral Supplementation and Healing of Leg Ulcer in Adult with Sickle Cell Disease: A Rare Case Report

Débora Frauches, Julia da Silva Goncalves dos Santos, Renata Lanziani, águeda Glória Sabino de Matos, André Baima, Ana Maria Mach Queiroz, Eleonora D’ávila Thomé, Karen Cordovil
Leg ulcers (LU) are one of the most frequent complications in individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD). Old reports and unofficial documents found at the Nutrition Outpatient Clinic in a reference center for hematological diseases (NOC/RCHD) describe the use of oral supplement (OS) hypercaloric, hyper protein and arginine-rich (OS/HHA) for the healing of leg ulcers. The aim is to describe a rare case of a patient with sickle cell disease and leg ulcer submitted a dietetics orientations and int...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106478


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