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Planning for a Community Supported Farmers Market in a Rural USDA Food Desert
A community initiative to develop and sustain a farmer's market can address insufficient access to fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables for individuals working and residing in a United States Department of Agriculture ...
Post Mortem Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by Mortuary Practitioners
Background: Death is a common event in hospitals. The majority of patients who die receive post mortem nursing care. The interventions used by nurses in providing this are largely derived from tradition rather than empirical ...
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON THE PERCEPTION AND PRACTICE OF SELECTED CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS AMONG TARGET POPULATION IN THE SELECTED AREAS OF MUMBAI. OBJECTIVES: To assess the perception of the ...
School-located influenza vaccination program effectiveness: An observational, descriptive case study.
Abstract Introduction: Children have the highest influenza infection rates of all population groups. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends annual universal influenza vaccination of all persons ≥ 6 months of age. Many school-aged children do not receive recommended vaccinations and experience influenza, which results in poor health, absences from school, and transmission of infection to family and community members. Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the effectiveness of a school located influenza vaccination program planned and operated by public health nurses. Materials and Methods: A descriptive, case study approach was used. A convenience sample included 58 schools located in urban and rural settings with a total enrollment of 13,356 children aged 5-18 years in 2010-11 school year. Program evaluation methods included analysis of program data, survey of public health and school personnel, public health nursing grand rounds, and benchmarking. Measures included vaccination rates, operational and financial factors, survey results and benchmarks. Results and Discussion: The baseline influenza vaccination rate was 21% in 2010-11 school year. Results of clinics operated during school hours was 30.38% (SD=7.02) and after school hours clinics was 16.27% (SD=7.47), t(56)=7.0, p Conclusion: Pragmatic interpretation of evaluation findings supported improvements, decision making, and knowledge discovery. Though not reaching the goal of 50% coverage, the program progressed toward the goal. Key words: public health nursing, influenza; vaccination; schools; child; population health, evaluation....
Using an Epidemiological Approach to Critically Analyze a Population Health Problem - Al Hamsa Prison, Libya
Population health as defined by Nash, Reifsnyder, Fabius & Pracilio (2011) is the “distribution of health outcomes within a population, the health determinants that influence distribution, and the policies and interventions ...
Understanding the concept of Usog among the Aetas of Nabuclod, Pampanga, Philippines
AIMS: In spite of the popular belief that Usog produces physical symptoms, the definition of this concept serves to be complex, varying among the different regions in the Philippines. The apparent lack of literature regarding the Aetas’ view on Usog and the health implications of this phenomenon prompted the researchers to explore the concept of Usog among the Aetas of Nabuclod, Pampanga. METHODS: In this qualitative study, in-depth interviews were conducted to gather data from the respondents. Purposive sampling was used in the selection of subjects and informed consent was sought. Following the individual interviews with five different Aeta families, thematic analysis was done so as to identify the common emerging concept of Usog. FINDINGS: It was found that the Aetas of Nabuclod see Usog as a transmittable mystical force primarily inflicted by humans and not by spirits. This force is said to be transferred unintentionally through eye or physical contact. Similarly, this usually affects infants, with crying fits as the most common symptom. The Aetas’ primary treatment for Usog was the use of Amyong as incense or decoction. The saliva of the inflictor of Usog, when applied on the abdomen or forehead of the afflicted infant was also seen as an effective remedy. IMPLICATION: The Aetas of Nabuclod, Pampanga see Usog as a transmittable mystical force unintentionally inflicted by humans through eye or physical contact, thereby producing physical symptoms among its victims. Consequently, community health nurses must be aware of this health belief so as to fully understand its implications to the Aetas’ health-seeking behaviors...
Readiness Estimate & Deployability Index (READI)
The Readiness Estimate & Deployability Index (READI) measures the level of individual deployment readiness among military and civilian nurses to deploy to austere environments during conflicts or natural disasters. The ...
A descriptive study on the habit of consumption of junk food amongst urban adolescence in selected colleges of Mumbai.
Readiness Estimate & Deployability Index
The Readiness Estimate & Deployability Index measures the level of individual deployment readiness among military and civilian nursing personnel for operations in austere environments such as conflicts and natural disasters. ...
Development of A Comprehensive Safety and Preparedness Plan for Pregnancy Shelter Center
Disaster has almost become a household word in America and around the world. Disaster Preparedness provides some since of control over the effects of disaster, however small that may be. The National Response Framework ...