Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences



I am happy to present Volume 7, Issue 1 (Jan 2021) of the Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (MJNHS). The stressful event of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is over and now entered into the second wave. Working during this crisis was and will continue to be difficult, but mutual support will help in managing the crisis both personally and professionally. I express my gratitude and salute to all the nurses who are the frontline COVID warriors. This issue has original research articles on various health-related topics, a review article, and case reports. Oral care in cancer patients is a vital part of nursing care but can be seen as a less prioritized activity. The review article on Assessment and oral care: An essential nursing activity, for patients receiving cancer treatment. The original articles presented in this journal are in the areas of satisfaction of nursing care among traumatic brain injury patients; Patient satisfaction towards nursing care; Protocol on pre-feeding oromotor stimulation on preterm neonate; Videoassisted teaching on mental illness; Mirror therapy on upper and lower limb function among stroke patients; Menstrual pattern, practices, problems among adolescent girls; and Indian healthcare system: Reflections and Effect of empowered female labour companion among primiparturients. The journal also includes case studies on Mullerian Agenesis and Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). The editorial team is grateful to all the editorial advisory members, authors, and reviewers for their valuable support rendered towards bringing out this issue. Special thanks to Dr Ramesh C who served as the managing editor and his editorial help. I welcome Dr Binu M for taking up the responsibility of the managing editor of the journal. Let us all take care of our health and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Let us help the health authorities in the test, trace, and treat strategy to control Corona COVID-19 infection. Let us continue to wear a face mask, maintain social distancing, and wash our hands regularly. Stay safe; stay healthy.

Original Articles

Review Article

Case Reports


Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) – A case report
Belisha Dmello, Latha T. Bhat, and Barkur Ananthakrishna Shastry