QUALITY PREGNANCY AND CHILD NURSING CARE OUTCOMES RESEARCH GROUP

QUALITY PREGNANCY AND CHILD NURSING CARE OUTCOMES RESEARCH GROUP

 

Membership:

1   Dr Eunice I. Nwonu1 RN, RM, M.Ed, Ph.D (Educ. Mgt & Policy), FWACN

Senior Lecturer; Email: eunice.nwonu@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +2348034996332

Publications:

  • Knowledge and Home Management of Childhood Febrile Convulsions in a Periurban Community in Enugu, South-East Nigerian
  • Knowledge and Willingness of Prenatal Women in Enugu Southeastern Nigeria to Use in Labour Non-Pharmacological Pain Reliefs
  • Newborn and child care practices in Nkanu East LGA, Enugu State: Implications for MDG4
  • Maternal health care practices in Nkanu East LGA, Enugu State: Implications for MDG4

 

2   Dr Anthonia U. Chinweuba1 RN, RM, RPHNE, PGDE, M.Ed, PhD (Educ. Mgt & Policy), MSc (Mat. & Child Health Nursing), FWACN

Senior Lecturer; Email: anthonia.chinweuba@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +2348032162180

Publications:

  • Knowledge and home management of childhood febrile convulsions in a periurban community in Enugu, South-East Nigerian
  • Mid menstrual cycle ultra-sonographic evaluation of endometrial thickness of fertile women
  • home management of febrile conditions in children
  • Does preparatory information reduce anxiety and pain during hysterosalpingography procedure?
  • Anthropometrically determined nutritional status of pre-school children in Anambra State, Nigeria.
  • Role of occupation on health-related quality of life and sustainability of career women scientists after normal vaginal delivery
  • Knowledge and willingness of prenatal women in Enugu Southeastern Nigeria to use in labour non-pharmacological pain reliefs
  • Newborn and child care practices in Nkanu East LGA, Enugu State: Implications for MDG4
  • Health-related quality of life of employed and unemployed women with normal vaginal
  • Maternal health care practices in Nkanu East LGA, Enugu State: Implications for MDG4

 

3   Mrs Chikaodili N. Ihudiebube-Splendor1 RN, RM, RNE, MSc, FWACN

Lecturer II; Email: chikaodili.ihudiebube-splendor@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +2348037750834

Publication:

  • Home Management of Febrile Conditions in Children

 

4   Miss Chidinma E. Ogbonnaya1 RN, RM, BNSc.

Graduate Assisstant; Email: chidinma.e.ogbonnaya@gmail.com; Phone: ++2347038629094

 

5   Mrs Jane-Lovena E. Onyiapat1 RN, RM, BNSc, MSc (Mat. & Child Health Nursing), HND (Public Health Nursing), OND (Community Health Officer), FWACN

Graduate Assisstant; Email: jane.onyiapat@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +2348039249620

Publications:

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use, Among Adults in Enugu state, Nigeria.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Pregnant Women in Enugu State

 

6   Miss Anderline Iheagu2 RN, RM, BSc, FWACN

Chief Nursing Officer

 

7   Mrs Ngozi Okolo2 RN, RM, BSc, FWACN

Chief Nursing Officer

 

1    Department of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

2    Paediatric Unit, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla

 

The Concept

Quality pregnancy and child care outcome is part of the aims and objectives of maternal and child health. Quality pregnancy outcome aims at increases the chance of having healthy baby and minimizing discomforts resulting from pregnancy to the mother. It is characterised by a complication-free pregnancy through accessible skilled attendance, birth preparedness and complication readiness. Quality child nursing care entails a holistic approach to physical, mental, social and psychological needs of the child for safe, effective, child and family-centred care culminating in a sustainable healthy childhood. Quality pregnancy and child care outcome therefore involves improving the wellbeing of mothers during pregnancy and that of the infants and children after birth until five years of age. This concept is also an aspect of the motherhood initiative.

 

Justification briefs

Everyday literature show evidence of maternal and neonatal risks associated with pregnancy particularly in the developing world. Maternal and child death rates remain one of the key health indicators internationally, with the widest gap between developed and developing countries. Though there have been global and national initiatives aimed at improving maternal and child health, the mortality rates in low income countries still remains high. The World Bank (2013) estimated the maternal mortality ratio in developing countries to be 560 per 100,000. Similarly, the infant and under five mortality rates are unacceptable at 69 per 1,000 and 128 per 1,000 as against the MDG target of reducing under five mortality to 64 deaths per 1,000 and infant mortality rate to 30 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2015 (Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, 2013).

 

Women and children are high risk groups; quality care for pregnant women and their unborn baby is thus crucial. Their wellbeing determines the health of the next generation.

 

Statements of intent

Our overall aim is to contribute to improvement of pregnancy, perinatal and child health outcomes and reduction in maternal and child morbidity and mortality. The group is to actively engaging in researches and nursing intervention programmes that are evidence-based especially for the low-income, medically and socially at-risk pregnant and parenting women, fathers, under-five children and other stakeholders.

 

Research focus

Infrastructure

  • Availability
  • Accessibility
  • Acceptability

Human resources

  • Quality and quantity of care providers
  • Human resource development opportunities
  • Staff mix and staff mobility

Services

  • Quality of service
  • Provider efficiency

Patient perceptions and satisfaction with care

 

 

 

References

The World Bank (2013). Maternal Mortality Ratio (Modeled estimates per 100,000 live births. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.STA.MMR. Accessed 16th December, 2014.

 

Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (2013). Preliminary Reports of 2013. http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf.