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    Effect of Training Program on Nurses Knowledge and Practices Regarding Post Abortion Care in Selected Public Hospitals at Khartoum State
    (University of Khartoum, ) Ahmed, Awatif Ahmed Hassan ; Algoni Abdalrheem Radi ; obstetrical and gynecological nursing
    Background: Abortion is one of the major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Sudan the abortion rate was 28 per 1000 women. Post Abortion Care Consortium identifies the need to prevent and treat complications of abortion in order to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide through the essential five elements of post abortion care, which are community services, counseling, treatments, family planning and reproductive health services. The study aimed to .assess the effect of training program on nurse’s knowledge and practice regarding post abortion care. Methods: A quasi experimental study pretest post test (one group) research design conducted among 54 nurses (total coverage) working at three public hospitals (Omdurman Maternity, New Omdurman Maternity and Bahri Teaching Hospitals) from February to July 2016. The study was implemented in three phases; the data was collected by using self administered questionnaire to assess nurse’s knowledge and observation check list to assess nurse’s practices. After three months the data were revaluated with the same tools. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics in form of frequency and percentage, mean and standard deviation .Paired t- test used to compare pre and post training program and ( p<0.05 (was considered significant. Results: The study revealed that nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding post abortion care before the programs was 57.9% and 32.8% changed to 94.7% and 65.2% respectively (P = 0.000). Conclusion: The training program revealed a significance improvement in nurse’s knowledge and practices regarding post abortion care.
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    Assessment of level of anxiety and depression in infertile women undergoing assisted reproductive technology and its associated factors
    (University of Khartoum, ) Elmahdy, Masani Abdelbagi Ahmed ; Fayza Ali Nasr
    infertilityis the inability to get pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. Mental stress,particularly anxiety and depression, resulting from infertility may be due to various factors, including uncertainty of the cause of infertility, uncertain treatment duration, financial stress, and pressure from others who know the couple