International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009

IJNM Articles in press

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Women autonomy and maternal healthcare services utilization among young ever-married women in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the lifetime risk of death from pregnancy or childbirth complications is 1 in 30. Maternal healthcare utilization is the only intervention to reduce the risk of maternal mortality and morbidity. But its utilization is influenced by varying factors out of which autonomy of young married women has been relegated. Therefore, this study examined the relationship between young women’s socio-demographic...

Author(s):Awoleye Abayomi F, Victor Chima and Alawode Oluwatobi A

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Nutritional knowledge, attitude and practices among pregnant women who attend antenatal care at public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

During pregnancy, maternal nutrition requires considerable attention; however, pregnant women’s nutritional knowledge, attitudes, and practices are less understood. The objective of this study was to assess nutritional knowledge, attitude, and practices among pregnant women who attend antenatal care at public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An institution based cross-sectional study was conducted to collect relevant...

Author(s):Mikyas Arega, Zelalem Tenaw and Erdaw Tachbele

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Determinants of late booking for antenatal care among pregnant women in selected hospitals in South East Nigeria

Late booking for antenatal care is a frequent occurrence among pregnant women in Nigeria unlike in most developed countries. The objective of the study was to determine the maternal, socio-cultural, religious, and institutional/systemic factors that determine late booking for antenatal care among pregnant women in Enugu, Nigeria. Descriptive, cross-sectional questionnaire based method was employed in the study. A...

Author(s):Ada Carol Nwaneri, Ifeoma Ndubuisi and Ijeoma Lewechi Okoronkwo

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Prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care unit at Jimma University Medical Center

Unplanned pregnancy is an important public health problem in both developing and developed countries, because of its association with adverse social and health outcome for mothers, babies and family as a whole. Unplanned pregnancies impose serious health problem to mothers and their infants by causing unnecessary high risk of pregnancy related complications and self-induced abortions. Hence, this study aimed to determine...

Author(s):Tinsae Amsalu, Niguse Hamba and Mengistu Ayele

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Determinants of satisfactory facility-based care for women during childbirth in Kumasi, Ghana

The majority of deaths of women and infants during pregnancy and childbirth occur in Africa. Although many pregnant women seek antenatal care, in Ghana they do not all continue to seek facility-based care for childbirth. Complications that lead to mortality often occur around childbirth and these are not always possible to predict during antenatal care. This makes facility-based childbirth imperative for reduction in...

Author(s):Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Brian van Wyk, Lucia Knight and Jody Rae Lori

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Pregnancy outcome and early postnatal weights in diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant rats administered ethanolic extract of Ocimum gratissimum leaves during pregnancy

Extract of Ocimum gratissimum (OG), also known as scent leaf, is popularly used to treat diabetes mellitus and its hypoglycaemic activity has been confirmed by in vivo studies. The aim was to investigate the effect of this extract on placenta development and birth outcome in diabetic pregnancy. Forty two pregnant rats weighing 150-200 g were used. They were divided into control and extract treated diabetic and non-diabetic...

Author(s):Cordilia Omuekpen Iyare

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The prevalence, risk factors and coping measures of back pain among nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Back pain is one of the leading skeletal health problem worldwide and a common complaint among nurses. This study assessed the prevalence, risk factors and coping measures of back pain among nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state. A descriptive cross-sectional studies in which self-structured questionnaire were used to obtain information from 228 respondents conveniently selected from all units of nursing...

Author(s):Elizabeth Urenna Ike and Janet Oluwatoyin Olawumi

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