https://rsujournals.rsu.ac.th/index.php/ajnh/issue/feed APHEIT Journal of Nursing and Health 2022-04-26T05:15:07SE Asia Daylight Time ผศ.ดร. อำภาพร นามวงศ์พรหม ampaporn@rsu.ac.th Open Journal Systems วารสารการพยาบาลและสุขภาพ สสอท. เป็นวารสารทางวิชาการที่สามารถเข้าถึงได้ง่าย (Open Access) มีผู้ทรงคุณวุฒิแต่ละสาขาเป็นผู้.... https://rsujournals.rsu.ac.th/index.php/ajnh/article/view/2723 Mild Cognitive Impairment 2022-04-26T05:15:03SE Asia Daylight Time ปัณณทัต บนขุนทด iampun1976@gmail.com กัลยา มั่นล้วน munluan@hotmail.com <p>Mild cognitive impairment is a disorder in-between dementia and normal forgetfulness of the elderly, caused by a regression in brain function deriving from nerve cells loss. This illness starts growing from any part of the brain and then takes several years to spread slowly and steadily to other parts. Abnormal signs will be noticed when neurons functioned for memories are destroyed. The main symptom of mild cognitive impairment is related to memory leading to having dementia, which will affect individual daily life. The treatment of mild cognitive impairments includes medications and non-medications.Non-medication treatments for remedying this sickness consist of memorization, cognitive-training, and activity therapy. These methods are applied to optimize brain processes, help brain create balance, and stimulate the connections of neurons and brain, resulting in decelerating or preventing dementia. This article aims to present concepts of cognitive behavior stimulation in elderly with mild cognitive impairment, cognitive disorders and brain potential improvement therapy. Cognitive stimulation therapy is an alternative method to organize activities that encourage the use of data processing processes rather than knowledge of facts to improve memory, perception, decision-making, and executive thinking; so it could slow down the progression of dementia and maintains a good quality of life for the elderly.</p> 2022-04-18T06:02:35SE Asia Daylight Time ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://rsujournals.rsu.ac.th/index.php/ajnh/article/view/2688 COVID-19 Infection in Children 2022-04-26T05:15:06SE Asia Daylight Time พิมสิริ ภู่ศิริ pimsiribhs@au.edu นภัสวรรณ นามบุญศรี napaswannmb@au.edu เต็มฤทัย ภู่ประดิษฐ์ temruthaiphr@au.edu <p>The COVID-19 situation has spread globally. It has impacted all ages including children. For children, they lack knowledge and experiences as well as their growth and development are immature; therefore, they should be taken care and monitored closely. Not only physical, mental, and socioeconomic aspects, but also children’s learning, growth, and development were impacted by COVID-19. Thus, the COVID-19 prevention or taking care of infected children is crucial. This article aims to review the COVID-19 situation and gather the information about COVID-19 including incidences and death of children, mechanism of COVID-19 infection, signs and symptoms, impact of COVID-19 to children and their family, diagnostic tests and interpretation, treatments, cares for caregivers, nursing cares, and COVID-19 prevention in children.</p> 2022-04-18T13:53:48SE Asia Daylight Time ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://rsujournals.rsu.ac.th/index.php/ajnh/article/view/2722 Development and Feasibility Study of Self-management Application for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy or Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy 2022-04-26T05:15:05SE Asia Daylight Time พรรณี ทัพเจริญ pannee.t59@rsu.ac.th น้ำอ้อย ภักดีวงศ์ nam-oy.p@rsu.ac.th <p>This study aimed to develop and evaluate feasibility of self-management application for head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation or radiation and chemotherapy.&nbsp; A total of 10 head and neck cancer patients purposively selected to use and assessed the application. Personal data, self-management outcomes and score from feasibility questionnaire were collected after 7 weeks. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data.</p> <p>The findings revealed that the developed web-based application consisted of 3 parts including learning content media according to self-management concept of Lorig &amp; Holman, self-management recording form, and nurse-patient communication channel. After testing the feasibility, the results indicated that the application was easy to use, the patients could apply knowledge to manage the side-effects, especially GI symptoms, and conveniently communicated with nurse. Moreover, the subjects would recommend other patients to use it.&nbsp; This self-management application was found to be appropriate in caring head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation or radiation and chemotherapy. Further study for efficiency and effectiveness assessment of the application with more subjects was suggested.</p> 2022-04-26T05:10:50SE Asia Daylight Time ##submission.copyrightStatement##