3 new refereed publications from CONHS
College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) is the most active College of Samar State University when it comes to refereed journal publications, specifically in the last two years. For the first 3 quarters of 2013, CONHS was able to published three research reports in an international refereed journal.
The first publication was entitled Introduction of music theraphy for stuporous patient attached to a mechanical ventilator at Bethany hospital in Tacloban city, Philippines by Joseph U. Almazan, Florabelle Patosa and Elnora Argota. The first two authors come from CONHS and the College of Arts and Sciences of Samar State University. The said paper was published in the International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies in its volume 2, issue 1 on February 2013. The study was based on 24 stuporous patients who agreed to listen to classic songs attached to a built-in drive of the mechanical ventilator using earphones on both airs. Results have showed that music therapy (attached to the mechanical ventilator) was effective in improving consciousness and are very useful in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
The second paper was published by Ms. Begonia C. Yboa together with Leodoro Labrague in the American journal of Public Health Research on April 2013. Their paper entitled Dengue knowledge and preventive practices among rural residents in Samar province, Philippines. The report says 6 of 10 people had good knowledge about dengue with mosquito coil (71%) toping the list of preventive measures made, followed by using mosquito nets (60%), electric fan (53%), insecticide spray (32%), screens on windows (36%) and few (23%) employ pest control. Statistical analysis shows that knowledge did not result in better preventive practices. Most of the information people derived come from TV and Radio, and the same were not effective in enticing people to act in combating dengue.
The third was a publication of Mr. Joseph Alamzan in the International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies published on September 2013. The paper studied prevalence of leprosy cases in Eastern Visayas, Philippines. Findings shows that in 2010, there were 1554 new cases, 2500 continuing treatment and 1433 has completed treatment. About 24% of cases are from Leyte, followed by Northern Samar (23%), Samar (19%), Biliran (18%), Eastern Samar (10%) and Southern Leyte with only 6%. It also reported that the prevalence is not associated to provinces and type of leprocy treatment, new diagnoses and their provinces, between per capita income and leprocy cases and their treatment status as well as sexes. The study suggests that everyone is prone to leprosy whether your male or female, rich or poor.
Almost all regular faculty in CONHS has refereed publication. Aside from these 3, few more are about to be published this year or early 2014.