Journal of Nursing Science Practice, Research and Advancements (e-ISSN: 2582-7847) https://matjournals.co.in/index.php/JNSPRA <p>Journal of Nursing Science Practice, Research and Advancements is concerned in all aspects of nursing sciences, especially new trends and advances. It is a peer reviewed journal that publishes original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing, both as a profession and as an academic discipline. Manuscripts of nursing practice, education, management, and research are encouraged. Subject areas suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following fields: Nursing administration and Management, Nursing Theory and Practice, Nurse Education, Geriatric Nursing, Palliative Nursing, Assessment and Diagnosis, Community Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Telenursing, Preoperative Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing.</p> en-US Journal of Nursing Science Practice, Research and Advancements (e-ISSN: 2582-7847) A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge about Drug Compliance on DOTS Therapy among T.B. Patients Attending DOTS Centre in Selected Hospital, Gurugram https://matjournals.co.in/index.php/JNSPRA/article/view/3547 <p>Introduction: Good health is rightly regarded as a treasure. Our physical, economic and social well-being is directly related to it. In an age when someone believe that he/she has the tools to conquer most of the diseases, the myth of ancient scourge related to Tuberculosis (TB) still causes approx 2 million deaths every year, more than any other single infectious organism, reminding us that we still have a long way to go. Even we have dots therapy to treat TB effectively; we are powerless to eradicate this lethal infection. TB is not only a problem for the person suffering from it or their own families but a public health problem of the entire world. It is a barrier to social – economic development and the greatest burden of tuberculosis incidence and mortality in India is in adults aged 15 – 60 years which include the most productive members of society. The Government of India has launched program, to control TB in India in 1993 named as Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) and adopted the internationally recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short course therapy (DOTS), mainly focused on providing free sputum smear microscopic test for identification as well as high quality drugs to treat AFB free of cost. Tuberculosis is the second most leading cause of deaths worldwide after HIV/STD infections. Roughly 13.2 million (new and old cases), new cases 9.2 million every year is affected globally. About 1/3rd of the world’s population is infected with mycobacterium tuberculi. Approximately one in every 10 of these people will develop symptoms of TB, which is mainly consist of chronic cough, severe weight loss, diaphoresis and progressive irreversible pulmonary damage. TB has not got the requisite attention because it is a disease of the poor and the downtrodden, which do not have adequate influence with policy makers. Current detection and cure rates: - The detection rate in the state of Delhi is 296 per 100,000 populations. (Ref - Annual report, RNTCP program, Govt. of India-2008).Operation ASHA’s detection rate is 360 per 100,000. Covering 50% of all the TB patients in South Delhi, and the government and remaining NGOs are treating the rest. Objectives 1) To assess the knowledge about drug compliance on DOTS therapy among TB patients attending DOTS centre in selected hospital, Gurgaon. 2) To find out the association between the knowledge with socio-demographical variables. Material and Methods: Descriptive research design was used to assess the knowledge about drug compliance on DOTS therapy among TB patients attending DOTS centre in selected hospital, Gurgram. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 TB patients of District Hospital, Gurgaon, Budhera. Informed written consent was taken from each student. Result: The finding of the study revealed that Reveals that mean knowledge score is 15.22 approx., median is 15 and SD is 3.1 approx. Conclusion: On the basis of total mean knowledge score it inferred that knowledge score about drug compliance on DOTS therapy among TB patients attending DOTS centre was good.</p> Anoop Masih Sandhu Hemant Singh Rana Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Nursing Science Practice, Research and Advancements (e-ISSN: 2582-7847) 2021-01-04 2021-01-04 1 6 Inter-Relationships of the Components of Documentation in Nursing Practice https://matjournals.co.in/index.php/JNSPRA/article/view/3551 <p>Although health care organizations use different systems and forms for documentation, all client records have similar information. This study explored the inter-relationships of the components of documentation in Nursing Practice. Documented nursing actions for 264 clients were obtained from six health care facilities (primary, secondary and tertiary levels) in Anambra State of Nigeria using multistage sampling technique. One research question and three null hypotheses guided the study. Checklist on nursing documentation in the clinical setting was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics on frequency distribution, means and Standard Deviation (SD) were used to summarize the variables. Pearson Product moment correlation was used to answer the research question and in testing the null hypotheses at 0.01 level of significance. The result showed that nursing action documentation had significant impact on Quality assurance r = 0.495, p-value = 0.000; core principles of nursing documentation was significantly related to timeliness of documentation (r = 0.650, p-value = 0.000) and promotion of inter-disciplinary communication (r = 0.736, p-value = 0.000), and that preciseness of nursing documentation had significant impact on quality assurance r = 0.590, p-value = 0.000. Clear, accurate and accessible documentation is an essential element of safe, quality, evidencebased nursing practice; and should always be ensured by nurses in all settings of practice.</p> Chiejina Edith Nkechi Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Nursing Science Practice, Research and Advancements (e-ISSN: 2582-7847) 2021-04-04 2021-04-04 7 12 Constraints to Use of Nursing Process among Nurses in a Tertiary Healthcare Institution in South-South Nigeria https://matjournals.co.in/index.php/JNSPRA/article/view/3530 <p>This study investigated constraints to use of nursing process among nurses in a tertiary healthcare institution in South-South Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine whether excessive workloads, poor knowledge of nursing process, unavailability of material for documentation constrains use of nursing process among nurses. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. The research population consisted of 406 nurses in the study setting during the period of study. 162 subjects were sampled using the simple random sampling technique. Structured questionnaire made of two (2) sections was used as the instrument for data collection; Section A contained items on the socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents while section B contained items amenable to the study variables. Data collection was done using direct delivery and retrieval method. Data analysis was done using simple frequency and percentage with the Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) version 23. Results revealed that excessive workloads, poor knowledge of nursing process, unavailability of material for documentation constrains utilization of nursing process among nurses. Based on the study findings, regular seminars/workshops on the concept of nursing process in hospital and other related health care institutions was recommended. The need for the education department of tertiary health care institutions to teach nursing process in hospitals as well as monitor how effectively nurses implement nursing process was also part of the recommendations.</p> Aminaho Ehianu Maynard Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Nursing Science Practice, Research and Advancements (e-ISSN: 2582-7847) 2023-07-12 2023-07-12