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International Journal of Nursing Studies

Michael Wilson, Pam Oliver, Phillipa Malpas
AIMS: This study investigated New Zealand nurses' views on legalising assisted dying across a range of clinical conditions, nurses' willingness to engage in legal assisted dying, potential deterrents and enablers to such engagement, and nurses' perceptions of the proper role of their professional bodies in relation to legalising assisted dying. BACKGROUND: A Bill for legalising assisted dying is currently before the New Zealand parliament. Of the 16 jurisdictions where assisted dying has been specifically legislated, only the Canadian federal statute provides nurses with explicit legal protection for their performance of assisted dying-related tasks...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Nur Arina Liyana Amin, Wilson W S Tam, Shefaly Shorey
BACKGROUND: Poor adjustment during early parenthood often leads to low feelings of parental self-efficacy, which influences parents' behaviours towards their infants. The long-term consequences on infant development warrant the need for more attention on the efficacy of universal parent education interventions to empower parents and enhance their self-efficacy. OBJECTIVES: To synthesise available evidence and explore the efficacy of universal parent education interventions on the parental self-efficacy of first-time parents...
March 28, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Clinta Ché Reed, Ann F Minnick, Mary S Dietrich
BACKGROUND: The majority of interruption research has focused on the undesirable effects of interruptions, especially related to errors during medication tasks. However, there may be times when interruptions result in positive effects by providing new information to a situation or preventing an error. The study of nurses' responses to interruptions is limited. Since interruptions cannot (and possibly should not) be avoided, a reasonable method for handling interruptions might be to learn how best to prepare for and manage interruption-prone situations...
March 27, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Suzanne R Dhaini, Kris Denhaerynck, Stefanie Bachnick, René Schwendimann, Maria Schubert, Sabina De Geest, Michael Simon
BACKGROUND: Emotional exhaustion among healthcare workers is a widely investigated, well-recognized problem, the incidence of which has recently been linked to work environment factors, particularly work/family conflict. However, another environmental feature that may be equally influential, but that is more amenable to nurse manager action, remains less recognized: shift schedule flexibility. OBJECTIVES: This study's main purposes were to assess variations in work schedule flexibility between Swiss acute care hospital units, and to investigate associations between psychosocial work environment (e...
March 27, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Olga Masot, Ana Lavedán, Carmen Nuin, Miguel A Escobar-Bravo, Jèssica Miranda, Teresa Botigué
BACKGROUND: Dehydration in the older people is a prevalent problem that is often associated with physiological changes, physical limitations and environmental conditions. OBJECTIVES: The scoping review was carried out to identify risk factors associated with dehydration in older people living in nursing homes. DESIGN: The revised scoping methodology framework of Arksey and O'Malley (2005) was applied. Study selection was carried out in accordance with Davis et al...
March 27, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Ching-Chiu Kao, Huei-Ling Chiu, Doresses Liu, Pi-Tuan Chan, Ing-Jy Tseng, Ruey Chen, Shu-Fen Niu, Kuei-Ru Chou
BACKGROUND: Aging is a normal degenerative process that results in a decline in the gait and balance performance of older adults. Interactive cognitive motor training is an intervention that integrates cognitive and motor tasks to promote individuals' physical and cognitive fall risk factors. However, the additive effects of the interactive cognitive motor training on objective quantitative data and comprehensive descriptions of gait and balance warrants further investigation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of interactive cognitive motor training on older adults' gait and balance from immediate to long-term time points...
March 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Amy Richardson, Bronwen McNoe, Sarah Derrett, Helen Harcombe
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries and musculoskeletal pain are prevalent among nurses compared to many other occupational groups. OBJECTIVE: To identify interventions that may be effective at reducing the prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal injuries and pain in registered nurses. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Seven databases were systematically searched, including MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycInfo, Academic Search Complete, Health Source Nursing, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
March 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Liu Yang, Jing-Yu Tan, Haili Ma, Hongjia Zhao, Jinghui Lai, Jin-Xiu Chen, Lorna K P Suen
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common post-stroke complication, and it results in substantial deterioration in the quality of life of patients. Although potential positive effects of warm-needle moxibustion on spasticity after stroke have been observed, evidence on its definitive effect remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to summarize clinical evidence pertaining to therapeutic effects and safety of warm-needle moxibustion for treating spasticity after stroke...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Alexandra M B Korall, Thomas M Loughin, Fabio Feldman, Ian D Cameron, Pet Ming Leung, Joanie Sims-Gould, Judith Godin, Stephen N Robinovitch
BACKGROUND: If worn, certain models of hip protectors are highly effective at preventing hip fractures from falls in residents of long-term care, but modest acceptance and adherence have limited the effectiveness of hip protectors. Residents of long-term care are more likely to accept the initial offer of hip protectors and to adhere to recommendations concerning the use of hip protectors when staff are committed to supporting the application of hip protectors. Yet, we know very little about the nature of and factors associated with staff commitment to hip protectors in long-term care...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Marie-Ève Lapalme, Olivier Doucet
BACKGROUND: Patient care quality is a key concern for long-term care facilities and is directly related to effective collaboration between healthcare professionals. The use of agency staff in long-term care facilities creates important challenges in terms of coordination and communication within work units. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess the mediating effect of common in-group identity in the relationship between permanent employees' perceptions regarding the use of agency workers -namely distributive justice, perceptions of threat, perceived similarities with agency workers, and leader inclusiveness toward agency staff- and the permanent employees' adoption of collaborative behaviours...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Amanda J Wagg, Margie M Callanan, Alexander Hassett
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to explore how computer mediated communication has been used by a variety of healthcare,professionals to support their patients and discuss the implication that this may have for future practice. DESIGN: A systematized review of the literature. DATA SOURCES: A review of empirical studies within the literature was carried out in April 2016 in CINAHL, MEDLINE, ASSIA, BNI, Psychinfo, and Web of Science databases...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Joachim Rapin, Cédric Mabire, Sylvie Gendron, Carl-Ardy Dubois
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March 15, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Louise Prothero, Elizabeth Barley, James Galloway, Sofia Georgopoulou, Jackie Sturt
BACKGROUND: Psychological interventions are an important but often overlooked adjunctive treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Findings from systematic reviews of psychological interventions for this patient group are conflicting. A systematic review of reviews can explain inconsistencies between studies and provide a clearer understanding of the effects of interventions. OBJECTIVES: To: 1) determine the effectiveness of psychological interventions in improving biopsychosocial outcomes for adults with rheumatoid arthritis, 2) determine the relationship between the intensity of the psychological interventions (number of sessions, duration of sessions, duration of intervention) on outcomes, and 3) assess the impact of comparator group (usual care, education only) on outcomes...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Ajesh George, Hannah G Dahlen, Anthony Blinkhorn, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Sharon Ellis, Anthony Yeo, Emma Elcombe, Maree Johnson
BACKGROUND: Oral health care during pregnancy is important for the health of the mother and child. However, pregnant women have limited knowledge about maternal oral health and seldom seek dental care. Further, due to limited training antenatal care providers like midwives rarely discuss oral health with pregnant women. The Midwifery-Initiated Oral Health Dental Service program was developed to address current gaps in oral promotional interventions during pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of a Midwifery-Initiated Oral Health Dental Service program in improving uptake of dental services, oral health knowledge, quality of oral health, oral health status and birth outcomes of pregnant women...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Gianfranco Sanson, Luca Bertocchi, Eugenia Dal Bo, Carmen Luisa Di Pasquale, Michela Zanetti
BACKGROUND: Decreased food intake is a risk factor for relevant complications (e.g. infections, pressure ulcers), longer hospital stays, higher readmission rates, greater health care costs and increased patient mortality, particularly in frail hospitalized older adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Nurses are called to improve this criticality, starting from accurately identify patients for malnutrition at hospital admission and effectively monitoring their food intake...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Karen McCutcheon, Peter O'Halloran, Maria Lohan
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organisation amongst others recognises the need for the introduction of clinical supervision education in health professional education as a central strategy for improving patient safety and patient care. Online and blended learning methods are growing exponentially in use in higher education and the systematic evaluation of these methods will aid understanding of how best to teach clinical supervision. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test whether undergraduate nursing students who received clinical supervisee skills training via a blended learning approach would score higher in terms of motivation and attitudes towards clinical supervision, knowledge of clinical supervision and satisfaction of learning method, when compared to those students who received an online only teaching approach...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Susan Sookoo
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March 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
John Cutcliffe, Hugh McKenna
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March 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Ian Norman, Peter Griffiths
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March 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Amanda Wilkinson, Nicole Meikle, Phoebe Law, Hui Jia Yong, Philip Butler, Justin Kim, Hilda Mulligan, Leigh Hale
Falls in older persons are prevalent and costly for the individual and the health system. Falls prevention guidelines have been developed from best evidence to minimise falls in older persons. AIM: To synthesise the literature on falls prevention strategies used by community dwelling older persons and/or their informal carers and to compare the commonly adopted strategies with those recommended by falls prevention guidelines. DATA SOURCES: Health sciences databases for full text articles published in English plus reference list searching of included articles...
March 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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