Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences



I am happy to present the Volume 5, Issue 2 (July 2019) of the Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (MJNHS). Publication of the journal is a challenging task as it takes a long process of reviewing editing, printing and publication. This issue has original research articles on various health-related topics, a review article and a case report. The significant expansion of tertiary health care services necessitates specialist nurses with advanced preparation. The nurse practitioner program has been started in India as a capacity building for the nurses to prepare them to meet the increasing demand in health care. The review article on the evolution of paediatric nurse practitioner role highlights the scope and practice of nurse practitioners. The original articles are in the areas of psychosocial stress among antenatal women, the effect of breast massage on the volume of breast milk, psychological needs of immobilized patients, comparison of different body positions on Pulmonary function, reproductive risk factors of thyroid cancer, impact of social networking of adolescents and management of poisoning among children. The journal also includes a case study of a hemophilic patient. I thank Dr Baby S Nayak who served as editor in chief of MJNHS since its inception till April 2019. Her effort in getting the ISSN number for the journal and indexing the journal in J Gate, Google Scholar and ProQuest is commendable. The editorial team is grateful to all the authors and reviewers for their valuable support rendered towards bringing out this issue. Dr Mamatha S Pai

Original Articles


Physiological needs of immobilized patients as perceived by family members
Rahul Bisht Mr, Rajesh Kumar Sharma Mr, Sanchita Pagazhendi Dr, and Kamli Prakash Ms


Effect of pre-exam absenteeism on academic performance among first year BDS students
Sai Silesh Kumar Goothy, Srinivasa Bharath Mr, Susmitha Paladugu Ms, and Avinash Prasad Yamalapalli Mr


The impact of social networking on adolescents
Krupa Susan Koshy Ms, Sunita Solomon-Calvin Ms, Smitha Bobby Ms, and Sophia Vinitha Ms

Review Article


The paediatric nurse practitioner: The evolution of a role
Velerie Kiers, Caitlyn Shea, and Elissa Ladd Dr

Case Report


Inhibitor in hemophilia and its management-A case report
Anjalin D'Souza Ms, Dinesh M. Nayak Dr, and Annamma Kurien Dr