Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health <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> en-US (Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health) (Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health) Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:56:41 +0000 OJS 60 Knowledge and Health-seeking Behaviour of Adolescents on COVID-19 in Rivers State, Nigeria <p><strong>Background: </strong>COVID-19 pandemic has posed an enormous threat to global public health and the human social life, adolescents exposed to COVID-19 are as likely as old people to become infected and spread the infection. The study was conducted to determine the knowledge and health-seeking behaviour of adolescent during the COVID-19 pandemic in Rivers state Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>A cross-sectional online study was conducted. An online Google-doc questionnaire administered via WhatsApp instant messaging was distributed during the national COVID-19 lockdown with interstate travel restrictions, school and market closures in Rivers state, Nigeria. About 200 responses were received within two months.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>About (45%) were middle adolescent (14-16 years) and 48% were males. Majority (80%) and (76%) respectively reported that droplets of affected person and surfaces touched by affected persons could spread COVID-19.&nbsp; However, some of the adolescents were not sure if touching of bank notes, dealing with pets, stool from public toilet, goods imported from China could spread coronavirus. Majority of the adolescents identified fever (86%), dry cough (85%), and difficulty in breathing (88%) as symptoms of COVID-19. About (54%) of the adolescents had ever felt ill and thought they might be infected with Coronavirus with fever (70.9%) as the major symptoms, of which (48%) tried seeking for help and more than half (56.3%) sought help from their parents.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Adolescents’ had poor knowledge on symptoms and spread of COVID-19, therefore continuous awareness is necessary to improve knowledge and curb the spread of the virus. Educational intervention to improve adolescents’ knowledge and health-seeking behaviours is recommended.</p> Chigozirim Ogubuike ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000 What to Follow; Problem-Based Learning or Traditional Teaching? <p>Many pedagogies in nursing education are developed to boost students’ critical thinking skills. Problem – based learning (PBL) is the widely used methodology to enhance nursing students’ critical thinking skills and to solve the practical problems in the clinical and academic areas independently. Globally many studies have examined the effects of PBL on nursing students’ learning outcomes and others have studied the association among the outcomes. In this review paper the author used non-equivalent, quasi-experimental, pre and posttest design was used. ANCOVA (statistical test) was used to compare the outcomes of variables. The interventional group (PBL) gained a higher score in terms of critical thinking compared to control group (traditional lectures). In addition to self-directed learning students problem solving ability scores were also high. However, the statistical difference in scores between these two groups were not significant.&nbsp;&nbsp; In this review paper the author has reflected on the importance of PBL and the associated hindering factors for the nursing students.</p> Faisal Nadeem ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 15 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000