Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health 2021-08-30T12:40:33+00:00 Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRNH/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) on all aspects of&nbsp;nursing education, community nursing, specialist nursing topics, policy, ethical issues, and healthcare systems. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> “Awareness and Use of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets (ITNs) among Students in the Second Cycle Institutions in the Tamale Metropolis of Northern Region” Ghana 2021-08-26T13:15:09+00:00 Asumah Mubarick Nungbaso Florence Assibi Ziba Ruth Nimota Nukpezah Abubakari Abdulai Mahama Ayisha Evelyn Musah Zakiyya Mahmud Mohammed Yussif <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are a type of personal protection that has been shown to reduce severe illness and death caused by malaria in endemic areas. Effective malaria prevention&nbsp; reduces&nbsp; mortality and morbidity rates associated with malaria. The use of ITNs have been shown as one of the effective and simplest way of preventing malaria among the general population. Yet, the awareness and utisation of ITNs are not encouraging in most African countries including Ghana. This study aimed at assessing students' level of awareness and use of insecticide-treated bed nets in the Tamale Metropolis of Ghana's Northern Region.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> A school-based cross-sectional study design was used. The participants were 368 in total from six different schools within the Metropolis. The study participants were recruited using multistage sampling techniques. Data were collected with a pretested questionnaire and the data were analyzed with SPSS version 24. Descriptive and binary logistic regression models were used. The results were presented in the form of frequencies, percentages, and tables.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The study revealed a high level of knowledge (92.1%), possession of ITN (74.2%), 87.0% knew the use of ITNs to prevent malaria. Majority (69.8%) of respondents use ITNs, out of those who use ITNs, only 14.4% indicated sleeping under ITN throughout the year while 85.6% use ITNs during the season of mosquitoes. Students who had a good understanding of the purpose of ITNs were 1.39 times more likely to use ITNs (AOR=1.39, 95% CI=0.25-7.56, <em>P</em>= .002) and students who did not own ITNs were 0.3% less likely to use ITNs (AOR=0.003, 95% CI=0.007-0.014,<em> P</em>&gt;.001).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The study reported high awareness about ITNs and ownership. The usage of ITN all year round however was low. The success of ITNs usage in second cycle institutions is dependent on the government’s ability to provide adequate infrastructure to allow for some space to enable the students to tie their Nets.&nbsp; The students of the second cycle institutions should be educated more on ITNs usage and its benefits.</p> 2021-08-26T13:14:34+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Effect of Self-Learning Module (SLM) on Knowledge Regarding Legal Aspects of Nursing Care among Nurses 2021-08-30T12:40:33+00:00 Premalatha Paulsamy Shadia Hamoud Alshahrani Krishnaraju Venkatesan Pranave Sethuraj MD. Zaheen Hassan Ansari <p>Every nurse must demonstrate safe and appropriate clinical practise in order to practise nursing care within legal regulations. It is essential to have up to date knowledge on legal implications of nursing care, to practice safe care. This study was performed to assess the effect of self-learning module (SLM) on knowledge regarding legal aspects of nursing care among nurses working in primary health centres(PHC).The Quantitative approach with one group, pre and post test design was used in this study. Fifty nurses working in primary health centres were selected using convenient sampling technique. A self – learning module (SLM) developed which refers to an independent learning material generated systematically by researchers on legal elements of patient care, such as admission and discharge procedures, protecting confidentiality, informed consent, common laws, and torts relating to patient care. The results show that the increase in knowledge level was significant at p = 0.001 in the post test. The gender (p =0.05) and academic qualification and previous knowledge on legal aspects of patient care was significant at p = 0.01 level.</p> 2021-08-30T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##