The Journal of RURAL NURSING - SRMMCON - Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India 442004 Volume 6 number 2 - July to December 2018

Multi Disciplinary Medical Journal Official Publication of Staff Research Society Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India 442004.


1 “Effectuating Clinical Excellence through Evidence Based Nursing Practice
Author : Seema Singh
In this issue of Journal of Rural Nursing we have added the proceedings of National Conference based on theme “Effectuating Clinical Excellence through Evidence Based Nursing Practice”. Our call for abstracts ended up with 69 abstracts totally of which 42 were orally presented and 27 in form of posters in the conference.

Original Articles

5 Effectiveness of Planned Teaching on Knowledge regarding Home Care Management of Children with Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt among Parents of Hydrocephalus Children Selected Rural Areas of Wardha
Author : Archana Taksande
A ventricular peritoneal (VP) shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation. VP shunting is a surgical procedure that primarily treats a condition called hydrocephalus. This condition occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects in the brain`s ventricles.(1) This procedure is done in the operating room under general anesthesia. It takes about 1 1/2 hours. A tube (catheter) is passed from the cavities of the head to the abdomen to get rid of the excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A pressure valve and an anti-siphon device ensure that just the right amount of fluid is drained
9 Assess the Knowledge regarding Consanguineous Marriage among Youths of 15 to 25 Years of Age in Urban and Rural Colleges of Wardha district
Author : Abigail KT Zaizai
It has been a tradition to marry biological relatives in many parts of the world. More than one billion people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds live in countries where a large proportion of marriages are conducted between blood relatives
13 Effectiveness of planned teaching on knowledge regarding Home Management of Low Birth Weight Babies among Postnatal Mothers at Selected Hospitals
Author : Khushbu Meshram
Children are the wealth of any country. They are the most valuable asset for any society. They are the builders of the future of any Nation. Birth of a healthy new born baby is one of the finest gifts of nature. The process of birth takes only in few hours but it is the most hazardous period of life since it is associated with largest no of deaths as compared to any other phase of life. According to W.H.O expert committee on maternal and child health aspect of the low birth weighing less than 2.500 grams at birth is classified as low birth weight irrespective of the period of gestation
16 Assessment of knowledge regarding safety measures to be taken while using pesticides among farmers
Author : Madhuri Shambharkar
Pesticides are substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigation any pest. Pesticides are special kind of products for crop protection. These products in general protect plants from damaging influence such as weeds, disease or harm by insects. Generally the pesticides are chemical substances used to kill animals, insects, and pests in agriculture, domestic and institutional settings. The main group of commonly used pesticides includes: insecticides, fungicides, fumigants and rodenticides
19 To identify the relationship between parents reported physical abuse and cognitive development among their children in the age group of 3-5 years in rural vidarbha
Author : Mercy. B. Joseph
Child abuse has serious physical and psycho-social consequences which adversely affect the health and overall well-being of a child. According to WHO: Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child`s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power
23 Effectiveness of self instructional module on knowledge regarding antenatal care among primigravida mothers coming to selected hospital of wardha city
Author : Pooja Kasturkar
Antenatal care is the care a woman received throughout the pregnancy help to ensure the better outcome of pregnancy. A systematic supervision (examination and advised) of a women during pregnancy is called antenatal care. The supervision should be regular and periodic in nature according to the need of the individual. Actually prenatal care is the care in continuum that starts before pregnancy and ends at delivery
27 Effectiveness of Planned Teaching regarding Human Milk Banking among Postnatal Mothers
Author : Archana Maurya
A mother who is unable to supply sufficient breast milk to meet her baby`s needs, donated human milk is the next best option for her baby. A human milk bank or breast milk bank is a service which collects, screens, processes, and dispenses by prescription human milk donated by nursing mothers who are not biologically related to the recipient infant. The optimum nutrition for newborn infants is breastfeeding, if possible, for the first year(1). Human milk banks offer a solution to the mothers that cannot supply their own breast milk to their child, for reasons such as a baby being at risk of getting diseases and infections from a mother with certain diseases, or when a child has a condition such as necrotizing enterocolitis
30 Cyber Bullying : Tips for Childern and Parents
Author : Tessy Sebastian
Bullying, no matter whether it is traditional bullying or cyber bullying, causes significant emotional and psychological distress. In fact, just like any other victim of bullying, cyber bullied kids experience anxiety, fear, depression and low self-esteem. They also may deal with low self-esteem, experience physical symptoms and struggle academically. But targets of cyber bullying also experience some unique consequences and negative feelings.
34 Assess the Consequences of Medication Non-Compliance among the Mentally Ill Clients Attending Psychiatric Units
Author : R. Lalkimi
Adherence to pharmacological treatment is essential for alleviation of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia. First-line antipsychotic medications are effective in approximately 70%–80% of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia (PWS); however, an estimated 50% of those who respond well to medications are non-adherent to their treatment regimen
40 Efficacy of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge regarding Psychiatric Emergencies among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospital of Vidharbha region, Maharashtra
Author : Rajani Muley
An emergency is an unforeseen combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action. A psychiatric emergency is a disturbance of thought, mood or behavior which causes sudden distress to the individual and requiring immediate management. The Psychiatric Emergencies include suicide attempts, violence excitement, stupor, panic, withdrawal symptoms of drug dependence, delirium tremens, delirium, epilepsy or status epileptics, hyper ventilation, severe depression, mania, iatrogenic emergencies, extra pyramidal symptoms, dystonia, akathesia and lithium toxicity
45 Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on The Knowledge of School Teachers regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders in Selected Schools of Wardha
Author : Archana Maurya
Teachers play an important role in identifying children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders as they spend much time with them. In India mental illness contributes to 35% of all causes of disability. Roughly 1-2% (7- 14 millions) of population is affected; of which 30% are children. Special attention needs to be given to mental ill health in children. Children spend major portion of their working hours in school with teachers who play an important role in shape their future. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders is difficult to detect before the pre- school age as the deviant behavior noted by the age of 4-7years, moreover symptoms disturb the child`s socialization behavior and learning ability.
49 Effectiveness of Structured Teaching on Knowledge regarding PICA Habits in Children among Parents of Preschool Children in Urban Slum Areas
Author : Salomi Herbert
The word pica comes from the Latin word for magpie, a species of bird that feeds on whatever it encounters. Pica is a term that refers to cravings for substances that are not foods(1). Materials consumed by patients with pica include dirt, ice, clay, glue, sand, chalk, beeswax, chewing gum, laundry starch, and hair.
52 Assess the Knowledge regarding Swine-Flu among the Rural Population in View of Developing an Information Booklet
Author : Smital Wardhe
Swine flu is caused by A (H1N1) virus. It is one type of influenza virus. This virus will have two proteins on their surfaces, called haemagglutinin (or HA) and neuraminidase. It infects multiple species including human, birds, pigs, horses and other animals. The large pool of viruses in other species creates a reservoir for the emergence of viruses that infect humans

Review Articles

55 Is Mental Illness Contagious?
Author : Jaya Gawai
Emotional contagion is the phenomenon of having one person`s emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other people. Emotions can be contagious not the mental illness. If one person in the family is being happy, joy or anger etc, it triangles the other person in the family or in the circle, these may be due to “mirror neurons” in the brain. The mirror neurons are responsible to imitate the other people emotions, behavior as well as the motor acts. Mirror neurons are type of brain cell that respond equally when we perform an action that witnessing someone else perform the same action.
57 Euthanasia for Patients in Permanent Vegetative state
Author : Savita Pohekar
Terminal illness places considerable burden on the family as well as the patient. Patients at their end-of-life (EOL) often need a substantial level of physical and mental support and the resultant caregiver burden may affect(1). The physical and mental health of family members and worsen their quality of life(2–4). In addition, terminal illness can affect the patient`s family both socially and economically(5–7). According to the SUPPORT study, one third of patients need considerable help from their family, and as a result, 20% of families were forced to quit their work and 31% used up the majority of their savings. Meanwhile, the patient also suffers from the self perception of being a burden to his/her own family

Oral Paper Abstracts

Author : Different Authors
Scientific paper abstracts contributed from different authors

Poster Abstracts

Author : Different Authors
Abstracts of the posters submitted by number of different authors who attended the National Conference held on 7th and 8th Dec 2018.