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International Journal of Nursing Studies

Ho Yu Cheng, Sek Ying Chair, Janita Pak Chun Chau
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers provide the foundation for long-term home care of stroke survivors. The overwhelming stress associated with caregiving hinders the ability of family caregivers to utilise their internal and external resources to cope with this situation, thereby placing their own health at risk. We conducted a randomised controlled trial of a strength-oriented psychoeducational programme on conventional stroke rehabilitation for family caregivers. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a strength-oriented psychoeducational programme on the caregiving competence, problem-solving coping abilities, caregiver's depressive symptoms, caregiving burden and resources (family functioning, social support) and physical health (such as caregiving-related injury), as well as potential placement of stroke survivors...
July 27, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Myonghwa Park, Thi-Thanh-Tinh Giap, Mihyun Lee, Hyun Jeong, Miri Jeong, Younghye Go
BACKGROUND: Patient- and family-centered care interventions are increasingly being implemented in various settings for improving the quality of health care. However, the huge amounts of information coming from both primary studies and reviews on patient- and family-centered care interventions have made it difficult to identify and use the available evidence effectively. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to synthesize and evaluate the evidence from published systematic reviews on the effects of patient- and family-centered care interventions...
July 26, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Marie-Astrid Vinckx, Inge Bossuyt, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé
BACKGROUND: The international nursing shortage has implications for the quality and safety of patient care. Various studies report that nurses do not have time to complete all necessary nursing care tasks, potentially resulting in nurse-perceived time pressure. Providing good care in the current nursing environment often poses a real ethical challenge for nurses. How nurses experience caring for cancer patients under time pressure and how they deal with the limited time available in achieving an ethical nursing practice remains unclear...
July 25, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Rachel M Walker, Brigid M Gillespie, Lukman Thalib, Niall S Higgins, Jennifer A Whitty
BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries are localised areas of injury to the skin and/or underlying tissues. OBJECTIVES: To assess foam dressings compared to other dressings in healing pressure injuries. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis DATA SOURCES: The review team searched: the Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid Embase; EBSCO CINAHL Plus and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database...
July 24, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Helen Yue-Lai Chan, Jeffrey Sheung-Ching Ng, Kin-Sang Chan, Po-Shan Ko, Doris Yin-Ping Leung, Carmen Wing-Han Chan, Lai-Ngor Chan, Iris Fung-Kam Lee, Diana Tze-Fan Lee
BACKGROUND: Although evidence increasingly demonstrates the effects of advance care planning, the relevant studies are of questionable quality, and lack consensus regarding when and with whom to initiate the conversation. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a structured, nurse-led post-discharge advance care planning programme on congruence between the end-of-life care preferences of the patient and family members, decisional conflicts and the documentation of care preferences...
July 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Alexander Avian, Brigitte Messerer, Andreas Frey, Winfried Meissner, Annelie Weinberg, William Ravekes, Andrea Berghold
BACKGROUND: The Faces Pain Scale-revised (FPS-r) has been developed as an interval scale. For other pain measurement instruments, several studies found evidence for and against an interval level of measurement. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the current study was to evaluate the scale properties of the FPS-r using an item response theory approach. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of published data. SETTING: Three studies; Study 1 and study 2: One university hospital; Study 3: international pain registry...
July 17, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Vicky Visvanathan
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July 17, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Sibel Yilmaz Sahin, Emine Iyigun, Mehmet Fatih Can
BACKGROUND: Nausea and vomiting are common postoperative complications that occur within the first 24 h in adults. Clinical practice guidelines and a Cochrane review recommend stimulating the P6 acupoint to prevent or reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting. However, there are currently no standards and optimal timing is not known. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupressure application on the P6 acupoint, using acupressure wristbands, in the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting and the antiemetic drug requirement in patients who had high postoperative nausea and vomiting risk related to laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
July 17, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Dongjuan Xu, Liqun Huang, Jie Gao, Jingjing Li, Xiaojuan Wang, Kefang Wang
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder is more common in patients with type 2 diabetes than in those without diabetes. Many patients with diabetes adopt unhealthy toileting behaviors to empty their bladder that may contribute to the onset or worsening of overactive bladder. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an education program targeting toileting behaviors is effective for helping overactive bladder patients with type 2 diabetes in terms of adopting healthy toileting behaviors, improving bladder symptoms, and enhancing quality of life...
July 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Chunhu Shi, Jo C Dumville, Nicky Cullum
BACKGROUND: People with altered skin status are conventionally considered to have a higher risk of developing new ulcers. However, the evidence underpinning this potentially prognostic relationship is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence for the prognostic association of skin status with pressure ulcer risk. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive electronic database search in February 2017 to identify longitudinal studies that considered skin status in multivariable analysis for predicting pressure ulcer risk in any population...
July 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Eva W Verkerk, Getty Huisman-de Waal, Hester Vermeulen, Gert P Westert, Rudolf B Kool, Simone A van Dulmen
BACKGROUND: Low-value care provides little or no benefit to the patient, causes harm and wastes limited resources. Reducing it is therefore important for safer and more sustainable care. OBJECTIVES: We systematically assessed nursing low-value care practices in Dutch clinical practice guidelines with the aim to facilitate and stimulate nurses to reduce this low-value care. METHODS: We screened Dutch clinical practice guidelines for do-not-do recommendations stating that specific nursing care should be avoided...
July 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Evelyn Kang, Brigid M Gillespie, Georgia Tobiano, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Discharge education is essential for postoperative general surgery patients for their self-management of care at home post discharge. The first 30 days' post-surgery is pivotal to the post-operative recovery process as this is when most post-operative complications occur. Insufficient discharge education can compromise patients' recovery process causing postoperative complications and unplanned hospital readmissions. OBJECTIVES: To identify the discharge education provided to general surgery patients...
July 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Haixia Gao, Mei Li, Honglian Gao, Guihua Xu, Fang Li, Jing Zhou, Yunsu Zou, Honghua Jiang
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July 4, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Helen Kerr, Jayne Price, Honor Nicholl, Peter O'Halloran
BACKGROUND: Improvements in care and treatment have led to more young adults with life-limiting conditions living beyond childhood, necessitating a transition from children's to adult services. Given the lack of evidence on interventions to promote transition, it is important that those creating and evaluating interventions develop a theoretical understanding of how such complex interventions may work. OBJECTIVES: To develop theory about the interventions, and organisational and human factors that help or hinder a successful transition from children's to adult services, drawing on the experience, knowledge, and insights of young adults with life-limiting conditions, their parents/carers, and service providers...
July 1, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Marta Gorina, Joaquín T Limonero, María Álvarez
BACKGROUND: Diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are important chronic health problems that are becoming increasingly frequent worldwide. Educational interventions are a challenge for health teams. Nurses play a major role in overall health by providing educational interventions to help improve self-management outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of primary health care educational interventions undertaken by nurses to improve metabolic control and/or chronic disease management in individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia...
June 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Gwenaelle De Clifford-Faugère, Marilyn Aita, Sébastien Colson
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June 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Kelly Powers, Charlie L Reeve
BACKGROUND: Family presence during resuscitation is not widely implemented in clinical practice. Prior research about nurse factors that may influence their decision to invite family members to remain in the room during resuscitation is contradictory and inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: To describe intensive care unit nurses' perceptions, self-confidence, and invitations of family presence during resuscitation, and to evaluate differences according to nurse factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used for descriptive and correlational analyses...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Kelly Doran, Barbara Resnick, Hamzah Alghzawi, Shijun Zhu
BACKGROUND: Long-term care workers are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, in part because of their poor health habits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to test the impact of the Worksite Heart Health Improvement Project (WHHIP) on subjective behavioral cardiovascular risk factors over time among long-term care staff. DESIGN: The WHHIP was a 12-month cluster randomized control trial conducted in four long-term care facilities. The exercise, nutrition, and stress management intervention lasted 9-months and was implemented during paid work time...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Kouying Liu, Ye Zhou, Weiping Xie, Zejuan Gu, Yu Jin, Xinhua Ye, Xuesong Chen, Boqiang Fan, Hong Wang, Yan Cui
BACKGROUND: Peripherally-inserted central catheter-related venous thrombosis has serious complications including the loss of vascular access, recurrent venous thrombosis, and post-thrombotic syndrome. Current guidelines recommend non-pharmacological strategies to prevent peripherally-inserted central catheter-related venous thrombosis. There is little evidence for the effectiveness of handgrip exercise on the prevention of peripherally-inserted central catheter-related venous thrombosis...
June 22, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Joline Goossens, Marjon De Roose, Ann Van Hecke, Régine Goemaes, Sofie Verhaeghe, Dimitri Beeckman
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers play an important role in providing preconception care to women and men of childbearing age. Yet, the provision of preconception care by healthcare providers remains low. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of barriers and facilitators at multiple levels that influence the provision of preconception care by healthcare providers. DESIGN: A mixed-methods systematic review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, and EMBASE were systematically searched up to April 27, 2017...
June 18, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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