Occupational stress in nursing and its causes and effects have been the areas of research interest for many years. Critical Care Units are highly technological areas where nurses are required to make rapid life sustaining and life saving decisions. Therefore, Comparative descriptive study was conducted among 100 CCU nurses working in Medical College Hospitals, Kerala to assess the sources and levels of stress. The results revealed that the nurses working in Government hospital generally reported more stress than private hospitals. The commonest stress dimensions were caring for patients, general job requirements and workload for both the sector nurses though the order differed.
A pre-experimental study was conducted using one group pre test and post test design at Pranav hospital, regarding knowledge on cardiac rehabilitation among 60 post myocardial Infarction Patients attending cardiac outpatient department using self administered structured knowledge Questionnaire before and after implementation of SIM and was found to be effective when compared with pre and post test knowledge scores.
This paper aims to study the attitude of premenopausal women towards menopausal changes and preventive health measures towards a safe menopause. A survey method using a 5 point Likert scale was administered to women (ages 35 to menopause N = 200) who were part of a larger study. The sample consisted of pre menopausal teaching faculty of schools and colleges in Coimbatore. The results showed that most women had a positive attitude towards menopause, self esteem and felt that health and preventive measures were an individual's responsibility. About preparedness for menopause majority of women were positive to menopausal clinics and counseling centers to enable them to be prepared. The attitudes are positive on general issues but poor in relation to practices. Specific health seeking behavior related to prevention of risk factors of diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, cancers are lacking even in educated women.
Preterm babies are vulnerable group of infants because they are neurologically immature and physiologically unstable. Many times, the family is ignorant of the needs of these small babies. There is a lack of knowledge on preterm care among primary health care providers, and lack of parent understanding of need for follow up. Structured follow-up programme can result in improvement of implementation of preterm care and compliance. The present study is carries out the effectiveness of parental preparation strategies (PPS) strategies on selected parameters through provision of care for preterm babies. A simple randomization technique was adopted for 15 parents in experimental and 15 parents in control group with PPS for experimental group and hospital protocol was followed for control group. Then the total score for each subject was calculated and converted into percentage. The result of the study revealed that, no one has adequate knowledge in pretest whereas in posttest 12 (80%) had adequate knowledge in experimental group. In control group no statistically significant difference between pre interventional and post interventional knowledge of parents in provision of care for preterm babies. Conclusion: PPS is found to be more effective in parental preparation in provision of care for preterm babies.