Effect of Neonatal Massage on Weight Gain and Physical Responses among Preterm Babies in Selected Hospital in Fujairah, United Arab Emirate. (Published)
Background: The prevalence of preterm birth in UAE has increased to around 10 per cent of all deliveries in the UAE. Preterm neonates are more prone to complications; achieving optimal weight is one of the factors that affect the length of hospital stay which is taking into consideration in the discharge of preterm infants from the hospital. Aim: To assess the effect of neonatal massage on the weight gain and physical responses among preterm neonates in Fujairah hospital. Methods: This study is a quasi-experimental design in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Forty three neonates who met the inclusion criteria, were divided into two groups of experimental (n = 24) and control (n = 19) selected using consecutive sampling. Both groups received routine care, the experimental group received the massage for 15 minutes daily for 10 days, Results: Male neonates were (58.1%) than female (41.9%), the percentage birth weight in the control group was 1- 1.5kg (58.3%) while it was 1.5-2.0 kg (41.7%) in the experimental group. Neonatal massage showed a positive effect of 266.68 grams at the end of 10 days of study, the experimental group gained between 143.3g-266.67g (54.1%) while the control group gained between 20g-143.33g (15.7%), it significantly improved physical responses (Heart Rate and Respiratory Rate) with P value below (<0.05) level while there was no statistically significant differences in the temperature, oxygen saturation and body activity Conclusion: Neonatal massage has significant difference in weight gain, improved heart and respiratory rate while no significant effect in the temperature and oxygen saturation. The study recommends that, neonatal massage should form part of the routine care for preterm neonates to increase the weight and other responses which will shorten the length of stay in the hospital and prevent neonatal morbidity and mortality
Nagi Methods of Map Quality Evaluation (Published)
Map quality evaluation is one of the important tasks that can face map specialists in particular and map users in general. Numerical description of the map product to justify its quality was studied by the author who has developed before, a new approach of map quality evaluation that, successfully applied globally by different researchers. Here, in this research work, a new formula has been developed to numerically evaluate map product. The evaluation base on computing a satisfaction factor suggested to be called Weighted Nagi Factor. The developed formula assumes different weights of the map criteria according to map application or specification adopted. This new Weighted Nagi Method, successfully applied to a sample map product of Khartoum state survey authority. Results proved that the new weighted method is practicable to numerically describe a map product taking into account the importance of each criteria adopted according to a particular application. The method is also simple and easy to be applied by any stakeholder, map quality evaluator or map user.
Length – Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Liza Ramada from Eastern Coast Of Libya (Published)
Monthly samples of Liza ramada were obtained during the period November 2014 to December 2015, from fishermen working at different location of the Eastern coast of Libya. Sex ratio,length-weight relationship and condition factor (K) were studied.Number of fish sample were 234. 96 were male, 47 were female and 91 were immature.Sex ratio male to female were 2:1. The correlation coefficient “r” with total Length and weight during all months, male, female, and both sex, was high, range between 0.761 to 0.995. The values of slope “b”ranged between 2.165 to 3.3and at most months, male, female and both sex, were bequal 3.The general equation of length-weight relationship for both sex were: W = 0.004543L3.22, For males was: W = 0.003L3.297, and For females was:W= 0.005L3.17. Values of condition factor of species L. ramada are high in December (2014) 1.0714 and April (2015) and lower values are on January (2015) 0.8163.