Established in 1980, the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan has the honour of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan. ​The school is committed to excellence in the fields of education, practice, research and administration. The school caters to students from all over Pakistan as well as from East Africa, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt.

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Submissions from 2021

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Sexual violence: A review and case study utilizing Watson’s caring science, Naheed Feroz Ali, Rubeka Mansha, and Karen Carroll

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Digitalisation provisions for controlling depression in developing countries: Short review, Naureen Akber Ali, Hasan Nawaz Tahir, and Rawshan Jabeen

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Intimate partner violence against women: A comprehensive depiction of Pakistani literature, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Rozina Karmaliani, Rida Farhan, Syeda Hussain, and Fatima Jawad

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Gynaecological morbidities among married women and husband's behaviour: Evidence from a community-based study, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Neelofar Sami, Adil Ali Saeed, and Parveen Ali

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Using mobile phones to improve young people sexual and reproductive health in low and middle-income countries: A systematic review to identify barriers, facilitators, and range of mHealth solutions, Anam Shahil Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali, Adeel Khoja, Armish Asad, and Sarah Saleem

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Counting stillbirths and COVID 19-There has never been a more urgent time, Caroline S E. Homer, Susannah Hopkins Leisher, Neelam Aggarwa, Joseph Akuze, Delly Babona, Hannah Blencowe, John Bolgna, Richard Chawana, Aliki Christou, and Rafat Jan

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Development of an international standard set of clinical and patient-reported outcomes for children and adults with congenital heart disease: A report from the international consortium for health outcomes measurement congenital heart disease working group, Kevin Hummel, Sarah Whittaker, Nick Sillett, Amy Basken, Malin Berghammer, Tomás Chalela, Julie Chauhan, Luis Antonio Garcia, Babar Hasan, and Laila Ladak

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Smoking cessation interventions in south Asian countries: Protocol for scoping review, Sajid Iqbal, Rubina Barolia, Laila Ladak, and Pammla Petrucka

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Factors associated with child maltreatment among children aged 11 to 17 years in community settings of Karachi, Pakistan, using belsky ecological framework, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Salima Farooq, Uzma Rahim Khan, Yasmin Parpio, Syed Iqbal Azam, Junaid Razzak, Anjiya Aslam Laljee, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Mental health of children and adolescents amidst COVID-19 and past pandemics: A rapid systematic review, Salima Meherali, Neelam Punjani, Samantha Louie-Poon, Komal Abdul Rahim, Jai K. Das, Rehana A. Salam, and Zohra S. Lassi

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Nurses' perceptions about the dignity of intubated patients, Nasreen Rafiq, David Arthur, Shirin Rahim, Yasmin Amarsi, and Eunice Ndirangu

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Introducing a flipped classroom in a pharmacology course, Sehrish Sajjad and Ambreen Gowani

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Developing the reliability and validity of an Urdu version-self-efficacy scale for breast cancer patients in Pakistan, Sehrish Sajjad, Raisa B. Gul, Sajida Chagani, Asho Ali, and Ambreen Gowani

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A multidisciplinary approach to triage patients with breast disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience from a tertiary care center in the developing world, Abida K. Sattar, Hania Shahzad, Adnan Abdul Jabbar, Azmina Tajdin Valimohammad, Sadaf Khan, Yasmin Vellani, Romana Idrees, Nasir Ali, Imrana Masroor, Humera Saeed, Gulzar S. Lakhani, Nadia Ayoub, Atif Waqar, Muhammad Zia-Ul Islam, Salman Kirmani, Asad Latif, and Syed Ather Enam

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Peer victimization and experiences of violence at school and at home among school age children with disabilities in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Rozina Somani, Julienne Corboz, Rozina Karmaliani, Esnat D. Chirwa, Judith McFarlane, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Nargis Asad, Yasmeen Hassan Somani, Ingrid Van Der Heijden, and Rachel Jewke

Submissions from 2020

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Maternal mental health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Naureen Akber Ali and Anam Feroz

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Prevalence of hypertension and its risk factors among cotton textile workers in low- and middle-income countries: A protocol for a systematic review, Naureen Akber Ali and Anam Feroz

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Leveraging the use of mHealth in patients with depression among low- and middle- income countries, Naureen Akber Ali and Adeel Khoja

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Telehealth: An important player during the COVID-19 pandemic, Naureen Akber Ali and Adeel Khoja

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Community stakeholders' views on reducing violence against women in Pakistan, Tazeen S. Ali, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Nasim Zahid Shah, Zahid Hyder Wadani, Saher Aijaz, and Asli Kulane

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Community stakeholders' perspectives regarding acceptability of a life skills building intervention to empower women in Pakistan, Tazeen S. Ali, Rozina Karmaliani, Nasim Zahid Shah, Shireen Shehzad, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Judith McFarlane, Zahid Hyder Wadani, and Asli Kulane

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Perceptions of stakeholders about the role of health system in suicide prevention in Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Anila Anjum, Tazeen S. Ali, Nousheen Pradhan, Murad M. Khan Dr., and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Oral cancer: Clinicopathological features and associated risk factors in a high risk population presenting to a major tertiary care center in Pakistan, Namrah Anwar, Shahid Pervez, Qurratulain Chundriger, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Tariq Moatter, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Understanding perceptions and factors involved in do not resuscitate (DNR) decision making in the emergency department of a low-resource country: A mixed-methods study protocol, Kiran Azizi, Shahan Waheed, Rubina Barolia, Naveed Ahmed, and Madiha Ismail

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Association of depression and resilience with fertility quality of life among patients presenting to the infertility centre for treatment in Karachi, Pakistan, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Nida Zahid, Wajeeha Zahid, Salima Farooq, Saima Sachwani, Marilyn Chapman, and Nargis Asad

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Exploring the experiences of the older adults who are brought to live in shelter homes in Karachi, Pakistan: A qualitative study, Laila Akber Cassum, Keith Cash, Waris Qidwai Dr, and Samina Vertejee

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Maternal Health Challenges during COVID-19 and Way Forward, Muskaan Dosani, Salima Muhammad Farooq, and Shahnaz Shahid Ali

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Health care provider’s perspectives on the content and structure of a culturally tailored antenatal care programme to expectant parents and family members in Nepal, Annika Ekström, Laxmi Tamang, Christina Pedersen, Ulrika Byrskog, Edwin van Teijlingen, and Kerstin Erlandsson

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Insight into COVID-19 responses and initiatives from Pakistan, Salima Farooq, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Saima Sachwani, and Yasmin Parpio

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Mental health challenges and psycho-social interventions amid COVID-19 pandemic: A call to action for Pakistan, Salima Farooq, Saima Sachwani, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Sajid Abrar Iqbal, Yasmin Parpio, and Humera Saeed

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Implementation of simulation: A contemporary strategy to enhance clinical skills of undergraduate students in mental health nursing, Salima Farooq, Ambreen Tharani, Shamshad Begum, and Yasmin Parpio

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Assessing mobile phone access, usage, and willingness among women to receive voice message-based mobile health intervention to improve antenatal care attendance in District Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan, Anam Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali, and Sarah Saleem

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Association of smokeless tobacco use with the use of other illicit drugs in the United States, Vardhmaan Jain, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Sahar Naderi, Rubina Barolia, Sajid Iqbal, Mehrunnissa Taj, Xiaoming Jia, Anwar T. Merchant, Wilbert S. Aronow, Pamela B. Morris, and Salim S. Virani

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State-level temporal trends in smokeless tobacco and cigarette use among U.S. adults, Vardhmaan Jain, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Sahar Naderi, Rubina Barolia, Sajid Iqbal, Mehrunnissa Taj, Xiaoming Jia, Anwar T. Merchant, Wilbert S. Aronow, and Salim S. Virani

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Reflections: Bravo Breastfeeding Mother! A COVID Positive Mother and Midwifery Instinct, Rafat Jan

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COVID-19: The New Corona Virus Upsetting Our World, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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The year 2020: Loss of Women and Midwives’ Voices, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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Right to play's intervention to reduce peer violence among children in public schools in Pakistan: A cluster-randomized controlled trial, Rozina Karmaliani, Judith McFarlane, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Yasmeen Hassan Somani, Shireen Shehzad, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Nargis Asad, Esnat D. Chirwa, and Rachel Jewkes

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An optimal typhoid conjugate vaccine coverage complemented with WASH is imperative for the control of antimicrobial resistance in Pakistan, M Imran Khan, Saher Aijaz, Farzeen Fatma Syed, and Linda Kaljee

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Developing and Piloting a Midwifery Audit Tool in Bangladesh’s Upazila Health Complexes (UHCs), Achiya Khatun, Mahfuja Aktar Jhumu, Sarah Gregson, and Joy Kemp

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Exploring the influence of socio-cultural factors and environmental resources on the health related quality of life of children and adolescents after congenital heart disease surgery: parental perspectives from a low middle income country, Laila Ladak, Robyn Gallagher, Babar Hasan, Khadija Awais, Ahmed Abdullah, and Janice Gullick

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Health-related quality of life in adult CHD surgical patients in a low middle-income country: A mixed-methods study, Laila Ladak, Robyn Gallagher, Babar Hasan, Khadija Awais, Ahmed Abdullah, and Janice Gullick

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Paediatric respiratory isolation: A challenge for a secondary care hospital! A service innovation project, Nadia Mohammad, Shireen Mohammad, Arjumand Sohaila, Syed Mohammad Yousuf, Adnan Khan, Rahila Meghani, Kashif Sajwani, Khalil Ahmad, Ali Faisal Saleem Dr, and Pawan Vash

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Nursing education amidst COVID-19: Obstacles and way forward, Farida Bibi Mughal, Nasreen Rafiq, and Bibi Hajira Irshad Ali

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A methodological review of quality of life scales used in schizophrenia, Tanya Park and Samia Hirani

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School-based interventions to promote personal and environmental hygiene practices among children in Pakistan: Protocol for a mixed methods study, Nousheen Pradhan, Waliyah Mughis, Tazeen S. Ali, Maleeha Naseem, and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Comorbid anxiety and depression among pregnant Pakistani women: Higher rates, different vulnerability characteristics, and the role of perceived stress, Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, Kiran Shaikh, Ayesha Mian, Ntonghanwah Forcheh, Aliyah Dosani, Nicole Letourneau, Ilona S. Yim, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, and MiGHT Maternal-Infant Global Health Team-Collaborators In Research

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Evolving nurse leadership role in 2020, Nasreen Rafiq and Farida Bibi Mughal

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International women’s day through the perspective of sustainable development goals, Salma Rattani

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Case study describing access to palliative care in Pakistan, Salma Amin Rattani

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Early detection of breast cancer a need in LMICs, Salma Amin Rattani

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The role of aga khan university in the development of nursing in Pakistan, Salma Amin Rattani

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Effectiveness of high-fidelity simulation in nursing education for end-of-life care: A quasi-experimental design, Salma Rattani, Zohra Kurji, Amina Aijaz khowaja AP, Jacqueline Maria Dias, and Anila Naz AliSher

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Struggling with long-time low uptake of modern contraceptives in Pakistan, Nasim Zahid Shah, Tazeen S. Ali, Imtiaz Jehan, and Xaher Gul

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Perceptions, knowledge and attitudes towards the concept and approach of palliative care amongst caregivers: A cross-sectional survey in Karachi, Pakistan, Sameera Shah, Faizan Qaisar, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Khairunnisa Mansoor

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Adolescent food insecurity in rural Sindh, Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey, Sana Sheikh, Romaina Iqbal, Rahat Qureshi, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Rubina Barolia

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What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia, Sergio Torres-Rueda, Giulia Ferrari, Stacey Orangi, Regis Hitimana, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Theresa Tawiah, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Eleonah Kapapa, Edwine Barasa, Rachel Jewkes, and Anna Vassall

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Unit costs and other musings: A response, Sergio Torres-Rueda, Giulia Ferrari, Stacey Orangi, Regis Hitimana, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Theresa Tawiah, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Rozina Karmaliani, Eleonah Kapapa, Edwine Barasa, Rachel Jewkes, and Anna Vassall

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The effect of individualized education with support on breast cancer patients' anxiety and depression during radiation therapy: A pilot study, Shazia Zaheer, Raisa B. Gul, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, and Muhammad A. Memon

Submissions from 2019

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Physical maltreatment and its associated factors among adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Naureen Akber Ali, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani, Salima Farooq, Yasmin Parpio, Uzma R. Khan, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Growing evidence for the impact of air pollution on depression, Naureen Akber Ali and Adeel Khoja

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Validation of the recent life changes questionnaire (RLCQ) for stress measurement among adults residing in urban communities in Pakistan, Azmina Artani, Ayeesha Kamran Kamal, Iqbal Azam Syed, Moiz Artani, Shireen Shehzad, Mehreen Saif, Fariha Afzal Khan, and Nazir Alam

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Health-related quality of life and exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in contemporary acute coronary syndrome patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Dion Candelaria, Sue Randall, Laila Ladak, and Robyn Gallagher

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Change management in health care and mental health nursing, Michelle Cleary, Sancia West, David Arthur, and Rachel Kornhaber

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Women in health academia: Power dynamics in nursing, higher education and research, Michelle Cleary, Sancia West, David Arthur, Rachel Kornhaber, and Catherine Hungerford

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Silence in violence: A curse or a goodwill, Afsheen Hirani, Nasreen Rafiq, Shyrose Sultan, Zainish Hajani, and Samreen Siraj

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Family ethnographic approach to explore the causes of suicide among married women of 20-40 years in Chitral, Khberpakhtunkhawa, Pakistan, Jafaryad Hussain, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Rozina Somani, Kausar S. Khan Ms, and Murad M. Khan Dr.

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Exploring lived experiences of married Pakistani women post-mastectomy, Laila Hussain, Zeenatkhanu Kanji, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, Shabnam Moledina, and Abida K. Sattar

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Introducing ICM’s President – Author of Editorial December, 2019, Rafat Jan and Franka Cadee

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Higher Education in Midwifery in Pakistan: A Proposed Framework, Rafat Jan, Arusa Lakhani, and Karyn Kaufman

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Can CMWs sustain quality services and high coverage as private providers in Chitral? A three-year prospective qualitative study, Rafat Jan, Arusa Lakhani, Salma Rattani, Laila Lalji, Kiran Mubeen, and Mehtab Q. Jaffer

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Asian Midwifery in 2019, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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Barriers to conducting clinical trials in developing countries, Adeel Khoja, Fizzah Kazim, and Naureen Akber Ali

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Students’ perspectives regarding clinical preceptors (CPs) in the baccalaureate undergraduate nursing programme in Karachi, Pakistan, Amina Aijaz khowaja AP and Jacqueline Maria Dias

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Improving nursing documentation via reducing the written work load, Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja and Nasreen Rafiq

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Turnover propensity among nurses in Pakistan: Overview and management, Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja, Nasreen Rafiq, Fazal Rabi, Nazia Merchant, Neelam Rafiq, and Sanam Zulfiqar

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Male Involvement in Family Planning among Squatter Settlement Residents of Karachi, Fahmida Khowaja, Mehak Pervaiz, and Naushaba Khatoon

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Describing perceptions and experiences of undergraduate nursing students regarding death and dying in palliative care setting, Zohra Kurji, Jacqueline Dias, Salma Amin Rattani, Amina Aijaz Khowaja, and Anila Naz AliSher

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Health-related quality of life in congenital heart disease surgery in children and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Laila Ladak, Babar Hasan, Janice Gullick, and Robyn Gallagher

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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthcare professionals regarding family presence during resuscitation: An interventional study in a tertiary care setting, Karachi, Pakistan, Shaista Meghani, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Shireen Shehzad, Nadeem Ullah Khan, and Nasreen Lalani

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Violence in youth, Rahim Kamruddin Merchant, Inara Rafiq, Nasreen Rafiq, Neelam Rafiq, and Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja

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Factors associated with postoperative pain among patients after cardiac surgery in the tertiary care teaching hospital of Karachi, Pakistan, Sineer Micah, Rubina Barolia, Yasmin Parpio, Santosh Kumar, and Hasanat Sharif

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Antigay "Honor" abuse: A multinational attitudinal study of collectivist- versus individualist-orientated populations in Asia and England, Michelle Lowe Michelle Lowe, Roxanne Khan Roxanne Khan, Vanlal Thanzami Vanlal Thanzami, Mahsa Barzy Mahsa Barzy, and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Maternal and newborn outcomes of care from community midwives in Pakistan: A retrospective analysis of routine maternity data, Kiran Mubeen, Rafat Jan, Sana Sheikh, Arusa Lakhani, and Sahib Jan Badar

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Enhancing patient well-being: Apply positive psychology in nursing practice, Farida Bibi Mughal

Psychosocial factors of deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan: A hospital based, matched case-control study, Akbar Paiman, Murad M. Khan Dr., Tazeen S. Ali, Nargis Asad, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Psychosocial factors of deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan: A hospital based, matched case-control study, Akbar Paiman, Murad M. Khan Dr., Tazeen S. Ali, Nargis Asad, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Caesarean Section rates in South Asian cities: Can midwifery help stem the rise?, Sulochana Dhakal Rai, Amudha Poobalan, Rafat Jan, Malin Bogren, Juliet Wood, Ganesh Dangal, Pramod Regmi, Edwin van Teijlingen, Keshar Bahadur Dhakal, Sahib Jan Badar, and Farhana Shahid

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Evaluation of an online course on e-Health in developing countries: A mixed-methods study, Afroz Sajwani, Sehrish Sajjad, Anam Feroz, Adeel Khoja, Naureen Akber, and Saleem Sayani

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A race inside the body: Decision of the fate of newborn, Shyrose Sultan, Samreen Siraj, Zainish Zafarullah Hajani, Afsheen Hirani, and Nasreen Rafiq

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Development of quality indicators for cardiac rehabilitation in Australia: A modified delphi method and pilot test, Robert Zecchin, Dion Candelaria, Cate Ferry, Laila Ladak, Dawn McIvor, Kerry Wilcox, Alexandra Bennett, Sheryl Bowen, Bridie Carr, and Sue Randall

Submissions from 2018

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Dose-response of cotton dust exposure with lung function among textile workers: MultiTex study in Karachi, Pakistan, Naureen Akber Ali, Asaad A. Nafees, Zafar Fatmi, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan, Saleema Allana, Debra K. Moser, Tazeen S. Ali, and Aamir Hameed

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Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan, Saleema Allana, Debra K. Moser, Tazeen S. Ali, and Aamir Hameed

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Determinants of Inadequate Provision and Utilization of Post Abortion Care Services in Pakistan, Marina Baig and Kiran Mubeen

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Academic incivility in modern generation of nursing students, Laila Akber Cassum

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Impact of divorce on students’ life, Laila Akber Cassum

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Perceptions of nursing students of educational environment at a private undergraduate School of Nursing in Karachi, Salima Farooq, Rehana Rehman, Jacqueline Maria Dias, and Mehwish Hussain

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Comparison of undergraduate educational environment in medical and nursing program using the DREEM tool, Salima Farooq, Rehana Rehman, Mehwish Hussain, and Jacqueline Maria Dias

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Feed-forward: Paving ways for students' subsequent learning, Lubna Ghazal, Amina Aijaz khowaja AP, Yasmin Parpio, Ambreen Tharani, and Raisa B. Gul