Quarterly published in print and online "Inventi Rapid: Nursing Research" publishes high quality unpublished as well as high impact pre-published research and reviews catering to the needs of researchers and professionals. The journal welcomes articles in all the nursing specialties including such areas as patient education, discharge planning, nursing diagnosis, nursing influence on length of hospital stay and nurse/physician collaboration.
This study aimed to examine the effect of mindfulness meditation in reduction of anxiety and stress among nursing students. A pre experimental one group pretest and posttest design was used. The samples for this study consisted of 30 first year baccalaureate nursing students collected by using convenience sampling technique. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Study was conducted at Carmel college of Nursing Aluva, Kerala for two weeks. Among 30 students, 86.7% were between 17-19 years of age and all students were females. About 83.3 % belonged to Christian religion and 93.3% were from nuclear family. Majority, 79% of students had mild anxiety. Mild to moderate, moderate and severe anxiety were noted among 7% of students each. The student’s anxiety level showed a significant difference in the pre-test and post test anxiety scores after mindfulness intervention (t = 0.00000361). The pretest level of anxiety was present in all students from mild to severe but in posttest it was decreased to from severe to mild in majority of students. Therefore it is concluded that the mindfulness meditation was effective in reducing anxiety in nursing students. It is very important for nurse educators to help nursing students manage their stress and anxiety in order to prevent additional problems....
A quantitative research study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of PDCA module on the knowledge regarding life style modifications on COVID 19 pandemic among health professionals in a selected hospital at Kollam. The objectives of the study were to assess the pre – test knowledge score of health professionals regarding the life style modifications on Covid 19 pandemic, to evaluate the effectiveness of PDCA module on knowledge regarding life style modifications on Covid 19 pandemic, to find out the association between the pre test knowledge score regarding life style modifications on Covid 19 pandemic with selected demographic variables of health professionals. Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 30 staff nurses for the research study. The tools used for the data collection were demographic proforma, structured knowledge questionnaire and structured teaching programme. The mean post test score 18. 36 with the standard deviation 1.77 was significantly higher than the mean pre test knowledge score 13.36 with the standard deviation 2.25. The null hypothesis (H0) is accepted. This showed that there was improvement in the knowledge of staff nurses after the implementation of structured teaching programme. And thus the PDCA module was statistically significant at 0.05 level (t = 12.20, P = 0.009). There was a significant association between pretest knowledge regarding the lifestyle modifications on Covid 19 pandemic with selected demographic variables of health professionals. Hence the study suggested that the PDCA module was effective in improving the knowledge on prevention of COVID 19 pandemic....
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