Study Methods: Simi-structured interviews were conducted with 40 pregnant women. There were 40 pregnant smokers attending antenatal clinic. These women were approached after their appointments and could refuse or consent. All but 2 consented. They were interviewed in private rooms. The age range of the sample was 15-35. All of the respondents were current smokers.
Key Findings: Respondent highlighted four factors in roughly equal proportion which were other smokers, lack of will-power, the physical and psychological addiction and being irritable. Most of the women focused on one main factor which is being in the presence of other smokers. They cited stress, coping with children, coffee breaks, boredom, socializing, relationship problems, and relaxing as reasons that made them smoke.
Vanderwee, Grypdonck, and Bacquer, et.al. (2006) studied the effectiveness of turning patient on unequal time intervals on the incidence of pressure ulcer lesions. This is a two-arm random control trial conducted using a control group. It was selected because it is a quantitative control study on a nursing procedure.
Statement of Purpose: The aim of this paper is to determine whether repositions patients lying on a pressure mattress alternatively for 2 hours in a lateral position and 4 hours in a supine position reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers in