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International Journal of Nursing Studies

Joana Duarte, José Pinto-Gouveia
BACKGROUND: Job stress and burnout are highly frequent in healthcare professionals, and prevalence in nurses can be as high as 40%. Mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing stress and increasing well-being in a wide range of populations and contexts. However, controlled studies with healthcare professionals, and especially nurses, are scarce. OBJECTIVES, DESIGN AND SETTING: The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of an on-site, abbreviated mindfulness-based intervention for nurses, using a nonrandomized, wait-list comparison design...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Carl L von Baeyer, Chris Pasero
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October 3, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Philippe C Baveye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Amy E Mitchell, Jennifer A Fraser, Alina Morawska, Joanne Ramsbotham, Patsy Yates
BACKGROUND: The development of child behaviour and parenting difficulties is understood to undermine treatment outcomes for children with atopic dermatitis. Past research has reported on correlates of child behaviour difficulties. However, few research studies have sought to examine parenting confidence and practices in this clinical group. OBJECTIVES: To examine relationships between child, parent, and family variables, parent-reported and directly-observed child and parent behaviour, parents' self-efficacy with managing difficult child behaviour, self-reported parenting strategies, and disease severity...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Wendy Chaboyer, Tracey Bucknall, Joan Webster, Elizabeth McInnes, Brigid M Gillespie, Merrilyn Banks, Jennifer A Whitty, Lukman Thalib, Shelley Roberts, Mandy Tallott, Nicky Cullum, Marianne Wallis
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are a serious patient safety concern, associated with poor patient outcomes and high healthcare costs. They are also viewed as an indicator of nursing care quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle in preventing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers among at risk patients. DESIGN: Pragmatic cluster randomised trial. SETTING: Eight tertiary referral hospitals with >200 beds each in three Australian states...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Kelly J Morrow, Allison M Gustavson, Jacqueline Jones
BACKGROUND: A critical characteristic of effective teams in any setting is when each member is willing to speak up to share thoughts and ideas to improve processes. In spite of attempts by healthcare systems to encourage employees to speak up, employee silence remains a common cause of communication breakdowns, contributing to errors and suboptimal care delivery. Nurses in particular have reported low confidence in their communication abilities, and cite the belief that speaking up will not make a difference...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Christine Toye, Richard Parsons, Susan Slatyer, Samar M Aoun, Rachael Moorin, Rebecca Osseiran-Moisson, Keith D Hill
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge of older people receiving care at home offers a salient opportunity to identify and address their family caregivers' self-identified support needs. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that the extent to which family caregivers of older people discharged home from hospital felt prepared to provide care at home would be positively influenced by their inclusion in the new Further Enabling Care at Home program. DESIGN: This single-blind randomised controlled trial compared outcomes from usual care alone with those from usual care plus the new program...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Takahiro Inoue, Hiroko Harada, Miyako Oike
BACKGROUND: The shortage of nurses is a problem in many countries. In Japan, the distribution of nurses across different care settings is uneven: the shortage of nurses in home healthcare and nursing homes is more serious than in hospitals. Earlier research has identified numerous factors affecting nurses' intention to leave work (e.g., job control, family-related variables, work-family conflict); however, these factors' levels and effect size may vary between nurses in hospitals, home healthcare, and nursing homes...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Maxim Topaz, Kenneth Lai, Dawn Dowding, Victor J Lei, Anna Zisberg, Kathryn H Bowles, Li Zhou
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records are being increasingly used by nurses with up to 80% of the health data recorded as free text. However, only a few studies have developed nursing-relevant tools that help busy clinicians to identify information they need at the point of care. OBJECTIVE: This study developed and validated one of the first automated natural language processing applications to extract wound information (wound type, pressure ulcer stage, wound size, anatomic location, and wound treatment) from free text clinical notes...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Jan Kottner, Ian Norman
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September 17, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
J Martín Martín, M Olano-Lizarraga, M Saracíbar-Razquin
INTRODUCTION: One of the key aspects of the care of terminal patients is care delivered in their own home. Increasingly, the process of dying is moving from hospitals to homes. Although this process is directly related to the support of the social health environment, the involvement of family caregivers is essential. Given the impact that caring for a terminally ill family member has on people's lives, it is necessary to comprehend their personal experience in a holistic way. OBJECTIVE: To reveal the experience of family caregivers who are caring for a terminal patient in their home...
September 14, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Marlene Malmström, Bodil Ivarsson, Rosemarie Klefsgård, Kerstin Persson, Ulf Jakobsson, Jan Johansson
BACKGROUND: Following oesophagectomy, a major surgical procedure, it is known that patients suffer from severely reduced quality of life and have an unmet need for postoperative support. Still, there is a lack of research testing interventions aiming to enhance the patients' life situation after this surgical procedure. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of a nurse led telephone supportive care programme on quality of life (QOL), received information and the number of healthcare contacts compared to conventional care following oesophageal resection for cancer...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Sonia A Duffy, Jane Anderson, Lelia Barks, Linda Cowan, Virginia Daggett, Cristina Hendrix, Roberta Oka, Anne E Sales, Anna C Alt-White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Lisa Macintyre, Hazel Stewart, Michelle Rae
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis is a major global health issue, responsible for thousands of deaths each year. While thrombi can form under a variety of circumstances, lack of mobility significantly increases risk and therefore non-ambulant patients are frequently fitted with anti-embolism stockings on admission to hospital, to aid blood flow, prevent pooling and thus clotting. Anti-embolism stockings are the most widely used non-invasive medical device on the market and are believed to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis by 40%...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
M S Holstege, E Bakkers, R van Balen, J Gussekloo, W P Achterberg, M A A Caljouw
INTRODUCTION: In geriatric rehabilitation it is important to have timely discharge of patients, especially if they have low nursing support needs. However, no instruments are available to identify early discharge potential. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if weekly scoring of a nursing support scorecard in the evenings/nights and discussing the results in the multidisciplinary team meeting, leads to potential differences in discharge of geriatric rehabilitation patients...
September 12, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Kasia Bail, Laurie Grealish
Complex older patients represent about half of all acute public hospital admissions in Australia. People with dementia are a classic example of complex older patients, and have been identified to have higher rates of hospital-acquired complications. Complications contribute to poorer patient outcomes, and increase length of stay and cost to hospitals. The care for older people with dementia is complex, and this has been attributed to: their cognitive response to being hospitalised; their limited ability to self-care; and lack of nursing engagement with the family caregiver...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Diane E Twigg, Helen Myers, Christine Duffield, Judith D Pugh, Lucy Gelder, Michael Roche
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of adding assistants in nursing to acute care hospital ward nurse staffing on adverse patient outcomes using administrative health data. DESIGN: Logistic regression modelling was used with linked administrative health data to examine the association between seven adverse patient outcomes and use of assistants in nursing utilising a pre-test/post-test design. Outcomes included were in-hospital 30-day mortality, failure to rescue, urinary tract infection, pressure injury, pneumonia, sepsis and falls with injury...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
P C B Lalleman, G A C Smid, M D Lagerwey, L M Shortridge-Baggett, M J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: Nurse managers play an important role in implementing patient safety practices in hospitals. However, the influence of their professional background on their clinical leadership behaviour remains unclear. Research has demonstrated that concepts of Bourdieu (dispositions of habitus, capital and field) help to describe this influence. It revealed various configurations of dispositions of the habitus in which a caring disposition plays a crucial role. OBJECTIVES: We explore how the caring disposition of nurse middle managers' habitus influences their clinical leadership behaviour in patient safety practices...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Dominika Vrbnjak, Suzanne Denieffe, Claire O'Gorman, Majda Pajnkihar
OBJECTIVE: To explore barriers to nurses' reporting of medication errors and near misses in hospital settings. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and Cochrane Library in addition to Google and Google Scholar and reference lists of relevant studies published in English between January 1981 and April 2015 were searched for relevant qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods empirical studies or unpublished PhD theses...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Paola Galbany-Estragués, Sioban Nelson
BACKGROUND: After the financial crisis of 2008, increasing numbers of nurses from Spain are going abroad to work. OBJECTIVES: To examine the health and workforce policy trends in Spain between 2009 and 2014 and to analyze their correlation with the migration of nurses. DESIGN: Single embedded case study. DATA SOURCES: We examined data published by: Health Statistics, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (1996 to 2013); Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (2006 to 2013); Ministry of Employment and Social Security (2009 to 2014); Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (1997 to 2014); and National Institute of Statistics (1976 to 2014)...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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