Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science 2022-12-31T00:20:48+07:00 Dina Rasmita Open Journal Systems <p>Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science is a national nursing journal published by TALENTA Publisher, Universitas Sumatera Utara and managed by Faculty of Nursing Universitas Sumatera Utara. It publishes peer reviewed articles online in an open access format. The journal will encourage both empirical and theoretical contributions that advance nursing in practice in clinic and research. This journal is a connection from the previous journal with name Jurnal Riset Keperawatan Indonesia published by Faculty of Nursing University of Sumatera Utara in August 2013. It is a peer-reviewed journal, has both online and print versions and ISSNs. It represents the initiative and effort of the members of the Faculty of Nursing University of Sumatera Utara. The purpose of this Journal is to bring together researcher, lecturer, practitioners, health policy maker, and students interested in health science, health environment and technology and caring in the field of nursing science research. The publication is particularly committed to the development of interpretative approaches to the above mentioned issues. It does not restrict its remit to any particular methodological or theoretical orientation, but publishes both scholarly papers and more speculative pieces designed to further understanding and debate. Faculty of Nursing is committed to publish scholarly research and informed commentaries on a wide category of medical surgical, health and Science, research, education and clinical. It welcomes contributions from the growing numbers of scholars and practitioners across nursing Science who are interested in education and practice.</p> Early Detection of Children's Emotional and Behavioral Problems during the Covid-19 Pandemic 2022-09-28T11:20:51+07:00 Muhaini Atmayana Purba Wardiyah Daulay <p>Children's emotional and behavioral problems differ from one another with the<strong> </strong>same background. Both decrease children's interaction, learning process, and behavior. The indicators of emotional problems verily affect children's behavior which causes them to be vulnerable in facing daily life obstacles. In terms of the learning process, they will have difficulty interacting and controlling their emotions and behavior. This study aims to identify emotional and behavioral problems of school-age children from SDN 060866 Medan Timur during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study used quantitative research with descriptive methods. Non-probability sampling using a total sampling technique was conducted with a total sample of 97 people. The sampling results showed that 52.6% of students sit in class VI, 51.5% are aged 12 years old, 61.9% are male, 56.7% are Javanese, 88.7% students with high-school graduated fathers, and 77.3% of students with high-school graduated mothers. The study's results indicate that 71.1% of students with emotional problems are in the borderline category and 71.1% in the normal category of behavioral problems. Therefore, it is imperative to detect children's emotional and behavioral problems early. It will prevent further problems so the children can grow and develop properly.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science Nurse Caring and Mother Stress Level on Baby Hospitalization During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2022-12-06T15:18:27+07:00 Eka Oktavianto Endar Timiyatun Sri Nur Hartiningsih Sarjiyah <p>Parents, mainly mothers, will be stressed when their children undergo hospitalization. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, the stress level goes higher. Nurse caring and nurse attitudes are treatments to lower mother stress levels. This research aims to see the correlation between nurse caring and mother stress levels on baby hospitalization during the Covid-19 pandemic. This research is observational and uses a cross-sectional design and accidental sampling technique. The samples are 95 mothers whose babies are being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit at one of Yogyakarta's hospitals from December 2020 – January 2021. The instrument is the Caring Assessment Toll (CAT) questionnaire and the Parental Stress Scale (PSS). The Chi-square test was used as the statistical test. The result showed that 50 people (52.6%) said nurse caring was good. Then, 86 people (90.5%) have low to mid-stress levels. Thirty-eight people (40%) are the ones who categorized nurse caring as a good which affects their low-stress level. The p-value is 0.000 (p-value &lt; 0.05). It can be concluded that there is a correlation between nurse caring and a mother's stress level during baby hospitalization in a perinatology room. Hopefully, the perinatology room nurses should improve their care, especially during the pandemic.</p> <p> </p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science The Effect of Administering Vitamin C Lozenges Towards the Increasing of Saliva Secretion of Hemodialysis Patient 2022-11-14T14:18:17+07:00 Patimah Sari Siregar Afeus Halawa Fajar Amanah Ariga Robin Ferdiansyah Sitopu Devi Ardila Fera Maria <p>Hemodialysis is a dialysis method to secrete bodily fluid when the kidneys are progressively or acutely unable to do it. This research aims to know the effect of administering vitamin C lozenges on the increasing saliva secretion of hemodialysis patients. The research used an experimental design with one group pre-test and post-test design. The T-test result was mostly dependent (paired sample test). A purposive sampling technique was used to acquire 30 hemodialysis patients. The result shows that 26 patients (86.7%) have an increase in saliva secretion while four patients (13.3%) have not. The p-value was 0.000 (p&lt;0.05). It can be concluded that administering vitamin C lozenges to hemodialysis patients increases saliva secretion. This research suggests that Royal Prima Medan Public Hospital administer vitamin C lozenges as an alternative medicine to increase the saliva secretion of hemodialysis patients.</p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science Academic Stress Among Nursing Students in Medan 2022-11-16T11:15:32+07:00 Roxsana Devi Tumanggor Ummu Jamilah <p>Stress occurs when a stressor stimulates an individual's brain and leads to physical and psychological symptoms. Students must deal with some stressors in their studies that cause a high complexity of problems. Furthermore, in some cases, it leads to some academic stress. This study aims to describe the academic stress of the Nursing Students of the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Sumatera Utara. This research is a descriptive study with a cross-sectional approach. The population in this study were all undergraduate nursing students, totalling 574 people, with a sample of 85 people using the proportionate stratified random sampling technique. All samples are obtained with the Slovin formula and recruited with the sweepstake technique in every class. Data analysis was conducted to determine the frequency distribution of the variables studied. The results showed that there were 35 students without academic stress (41.2%), 47 students with mild academic stress (55.3%), and three students with moderate academic stress (3.5%). Based on the study results, it is recommended that further researchers need to conduct further exploration of student academic stress in qualitative studies.</p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science The Correlation Between Mother’s Knowledge About The Impact of The Covid 19 Pandemic and Mother’s Attitudes Toward Bringing Babies to Immunization 2022-12-12T13:39:17+07:00 Debi Novita Siregar Pintaken Sembiring Pandia Ayu Lestari Tarigan Lia Mauliar Sapitri Subang Aini Nasution <p>The COVID-19 pandemic is a coronavirus pandemic that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Indonesia confirmed the first case of COVID-19 on March 2nd, 2020. The emergence of coronavirus impacted the mother to bring her baby to do immunization. Because the mother was worried about being infected by covid, on the other hand, babies must receive immunization to keep their immune systems. This study aimed to know the correlation between maternal knowledge about the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and maternal attitudes in bringing babies to immunization at Sirapit Public Health Center. This study is quantitative research and uses a cross-sectional approach with a chi-square test. For acquiring samples, this study uses an accidental sampling technique. Of 40 respondents, five had poor knowledge (12.5%), no positive attitude (0%), and five with a negative attitude. Another 24 respondents (60%) had decent knowledge, 21 respondents with a positive attitude (67.7%), and three respondents with a negative attitude (33.3%). Lastly, 11 respondents had good knowledge (27.5%), ten respondents with a positive attitude (32.2%), and one respondent with a negative attitude (11.1%). Chi-square statistical test showed p-value = 0.000 (p-value&lt;0.05).</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science The Effect of Patient Self-Esteem on The Motivation to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers 2022-12-12T12:56:10+07:00 Mardhiah Rina Rahmadani Sidabutar <p>Diabetic foot ulcers negatively impact the self-esteem of<strong> d</strong>iabetes mellitus patients. Their self-esteem affects their motivation to recover. This was caused by the intention of being negative towards themselves. It affecst the instrinsic motivation of the patients. This study used a questionnaire to obtain the data. Frequency distribution and Spearman Rank (Rho) correlation test with a significant level of 5% were used as the statistical tests. Spearnman Rank result test was p-value=0.000 with a correlation coefficient of 0.0519. Based on the study results, it can be conluded that there is an effect of patient self-esteem on their motivation to treat diabetic foot ulcers at Asri Wound Care Center Medan.</p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science Foot Spa Intervention on Hypertension: A Case Study 2022-12-07T20:51:47+07:00 Ayu Maulida Agianto <p>Hypertension was the most common disease suffered by the people of Sungai Rangas Ulu Village. One of the management of hypertension was complementary therapy in the form of a foot spa. This study aims to describe the results of nursing care in patients with hypertension through foot spa therapy. It used a case study method on one of the hypertensive patients. The individual was a community of Sungai Rangas Ulu Village chosen at random or accidentally. Individuals were given foot spa therapy, and observed their blood pressure by using a sphygmomanometer every day for six days. The results of the evaluation of foot spa therapy were that blood pressure had decreased. Blood pressure before intervention was 170/100 mmHg; on the last day of the intervention, blood pressure was found to be 141/94 mmHg. Foot spas could provide a sense of relaxation to stimulate vasodilation, lowering blood pressure. Foot spa therapy can be a complementary therapy option for people with hypertension.</p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Towards Standard Precautions on COVID-19 among Nursing Students at A Selected Private College 2022-09-28T11:15:45+07:00 Diyanah Fadhilah Mahadi Ashwinder Kaur Amarage Singh Amarage Singh Kavitha Sundram Nurazlina Md Noor BITLIAN YEE <p>Since January 2021, higher education students are returning to their institutions to continue the banned education with serious application of preventive measures for COVID-19. It is essential to ensure all higher education students have adequate knowledge, favorable attitude, and good practice toward standard precautions for COVID-19. This study to assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward standard precautions on COVID-19 among nursing students at a private college. This study used a cross-sectional survey and a correlational study among 300 nursing students at a selected private nursing college. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire via Survey Monkey. Result of this study was most of the students have moderate knowledge (68.6%), good attitude (72.3%) and often (59%) practice Standard Precautions on COVID-19. For inferential analysis, all dependent variables did not have any relationship when the r-value is less than 1, but the attitude significantly differs significantly between knowledge <em>(p=0.051) </em>and practice <em>(p=0.000). </em>Moreover, the finding determined that the length of study gave influenced the knowledge <em>(p=0.030) </em>and practice <em>(p=0.010) </em>while education <em>(p=0.018) </em>and occupation <em>(p=0.026) </em>gave effect to the practice. Adequate information should be given to nursing students regarding the standard precautions of COVID-19.</p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caring: Indonesian Journal of Nursing Science