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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912905/effects-of-aromatherapy-on-agitation-and-related-caregiver-burden-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-dementia-a-pilot-study
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Tugce Turten Kaymaz, Leyla Ozdemir
We examined the effects of aromatherapy on agitation in patients with dementia and evaluated related caregiver burden. Patients and their caregivers from two hospitals in Turkey were selected and divided into an intervention group (n = 14) and a control group (n = 14). Patients were stratified according to their dementia phase and intake of antipsychotic medication. The intervention group received aromatherapy via massage and inhalation at home for 4 weeks. The control group received no intervention. Data were collected using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) and the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI)...
November 29, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912904/changes-of-geriatric-syndromes-in-older-adults-survived-from-intensive-care-unit
#2
Hsin-Ju Tang, Hsin-Yi Jean Tang, Fang-Wen Hu, Ching-Huey Chen
Nearly 90% of the older adult patients discharged from hospital with a cluster of geriatric syndromes. The patterns of geriatric syndromes in older adult ICU survivors are to be further explored. The aim of this study was to examine the risk factors and patterns of geriatric syndromes among older adult patients before admitting to ICU and throughout their hospitalization. A total of 137 older adult patients (age 76.9 ± 6.6; 52.6% male) participated in the study. The results showed significant increase in the occurrence of geriatric syndromes from T0 (upon ICU admission) to T1 (transition to inpatient care unit), with improvement at T2 (hospital discharge), but did not return to the baseline...
November 29, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899221/does-calcium-supplementation-increase-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
#3
William Simonson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 26, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884630/psychometric-testing-of-korean-versions-of-self-efficacy-and-outcome-expectations-for-restorative-care-activities-scales
#4
Dukyoo Jung, Jinyee Byun, Minkyung Lee, Hyejin Kim
This study aimed to examine the validity and reliability of Korean versions of the Nursing Assistant Self-Efficacy for Restorative Care Scale, and the Nursing Assistant Outcome Expectations for Restorative Care Scale. Psychometric testing was performed with 697 direct care workers in long-term care facilities in South Korea. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 21.0, AMOS 22.0, and WINSTEPS 3.68.2. There was evidence for content validity. Factor loading in the Korean versions of the Nursing Assistant Self-Efficacy for Restorative Care Scale was 0...
November 21, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876403/characterizing-the-high-risk-homebound-patients-in-need-of-nurse-practitioner-co-management
#5
Masha G Jones, Katherine A Ornstein, David M Skovran, Theresa A Soriano, Linda V DeCherrie
By providing more frequent provider visits, prompt responses to acute issues, and care coordination, nurse practitioner (NP) co-management has been beneficial for the care of chronically ill older adults. This paper describes the homebound patients with high symptom burden and healthcare utilization who were referred to an NP co-management intervention and outlines key features of the intervention. We compared demographic, clinical, and healthcare utilization data of patients referred for NP co-management within a large home-based primary care (HBPC) program (n = 87) to patients in the HBPC program not referred for co-management (n = 1027)...
November 19, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866668/long-term-care-nursing-competence-and-related-factors-among-taiwanese-nurses-a-national-survey-for-those-who-completed-the-ltc-training-course
#6
Pei-Lun Hsieh, Ching-Min Chen
The aim of this study was to explore Taiwanese nurses' LTC competence and to examine its relationship with their LTC-related knowledge, care intention, and practical experience. The total sampling was selected from nurses who participated in a 2013 LTC course offered by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Participants in this study (n = 122) voluntarily provided email addresses and responded to an online survey. A self-developed scale with acceptable reliability and validity was used for data collection. Findings from this study showed median high levels of LTC nursing competence, which was found to be positively correlated with LTC knowledge, care intention, practical experience, continuing education, and marital status...
November 17, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866667/cms-overhauls-nursing-facility-regulations
#7
Susan A Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866666/why-is-there-no-c-in-nursing
#8
EDITORIAL
Barbara Resnick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823857/the-power-and-importance-of-sleep
#9
Elizabeth A Capezuti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814931/keeping-your-house-clean-and-safe-facility-based-infection-control-and-prevention
#10
Richard G Stefanacci, Albert Riddle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776786/preventing-falls-in-assisted-living-results-of-a-quality-improvement-pilot-study
#11
Sheryl Zimmerman, Angela Greene, Philip D Sloane, Madeline Mitchell, Carol Giuliani, Kirsten Nyrop, Edith Walsh
Residents of assisted living (AL) communities are at high risk for falls, which result in negative outcomes and high health care costs. Adapting effective falls prevention programs for AL quality improvement (QI) has the potential to reduce falls, improve resident quality of life, and reduce costs. This project tested the feasibility and outcomes of an evidence-based multi-component QI program, the Assisted Living Falls Prevention and Monitoring Program (AL-FPMP). Resident posture and gait improved, likely due to exercise and/or physical therapy...
October 21, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769640/can-a-web-based-community-of-practice-be-established-and-operated-to-lead-falls-prevention-activity-in-residential-care
#12
Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Caroline Bulsara, Debbie Nobre, Anne-Marie Hill
The aims of this study were to evaluate establishing and operating a web-based community of practice (CoP) to lead falls prevention in a residential aged care (RAC) setting. A mixed methods evaluation was conducted in two phases using a survey and transcripts from interactive electronic sources. Nurses and allied health staff (n = 20) with an interest in falls prevention representing 13 sites of an RAC organization participated. In Phase 1, the CoP was developed, and the establishment of its structure and composition was evaluated using determinants of success reported in the literature...
October 18, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743613/perspectives-on-caregiving-a-qualitative-evaluation-of-certified-nursing-assistants
#13
Nancy Kusmaul, Morgan Bunting
This study sought Certified Nursing Assistants' (CNAs) perspectives on the activities that compose quality care. CNAs provide the majority of hands on care in nursing homes positioning them to have a unique perspective on factors that constitute good quality care. Using semi-structured interviews, 23 CNAs from New York State nursing homes were asked to identify factors they felt were components of good care. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and coded using open coding. Three themes emerged: (1) technical aspects of care; (2) care of the environment; and (3) a little bit more...
October 12, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742121/the-association-between-antidepressant-use-and-hemoglobin-a1c-in-older-adults
#14
Jamie Kammer, Akiko S Hosler, Emily Leckman-Westin, A Gregory DiRienzo
Depression is known to increase diabetes risk and worsen glycemic control in older adults, who already experience high rates of diabetes. The independent impact of antidepressants on glucose control is less clear. Data was drawn from the Health and Retirement Study, a large nationally-representative longitudinal study of retired individuals. Crude and adjusted linear models stratified by diabetes status were used to examine the cross-sectional associations between antidepressant use categorized by subclass and continuous hemoglobin A1C...
October 11, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720499/trajectories-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-family-caregivers-of-individuals-with-dementia-a-home-based-caregiver-training-program-matters
#15
Li-Min Kuo, Huei-Ling Huang, Jersey Liang, Yam-Ting Kwok, Wen-Chuin Hsu, Chin-Yi Liu, Yea-Ing L Shyu
: To determine distinct courses of change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among family caregivers of individuals with dementia and how participating in a home-based caregiver-training program affects the probability of belonging to each course. Sixty three caregivers were in the intervention group, and 66 caregivers were in the control group of a single-blinded randomized clinical trial. Two distinct trajectories of HRQoL were identified: a well-functioning trajectory and a poor-functioning trajectory...
October 6, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720210/measuring-fear-of-falling-among-high-risk-urban-community-dwelling-older-adults
#16
Sherry A Greenberg, Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Marilyn Lynn S Sommers, Jesse Chittams, Pamela Z Cacchione
Fear of falling (FOF) creates a psychological barrier to performing activities for many older adults. The negative impact of fear of falling increases risk of curtailment of activities, future falls, and injury. The specific aim for this study was to investigate the relationship between two fear of falling measures used in clinical research, the FOF Likert scale and Falls Self Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). The study included a convenience sample of 107 high-risk, community-dwelling, mostly Black (94%) members from one Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly program...
October 5, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712840/development-and-psychometric-testing-of-a-measure-of-older-adult-patients-attitudes-towards-mobility-during-hospitalization-atm-h
#17
Chedva Levin, Nurit Gur-Yaish, Maayan Agmon, Efrat Gil, Debbie Rand, Barbara King, Anna Zisberg
This paper describes the development and psychometric testing of a questionnaire evaluating attitudes towards mobility during hospitalization of older adults, an understudied phenomenon that lacks a valid and reliable measure. An instrument development procedure, followed by an empirical study, was conducted between December 2013 and June 2014. Instrument development included item generation and analysis of content validity, which was established by six experts. The validation study used a prospective within-patients design with a sample of 100 patients, age 70+, hospitalized in general medical units in a large medical center...
October 3, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671537/meaning-in-stroke-family-caregiving-a-literature-review
#18
Jingjun Zhang, Diana T F Lee
Meaning plays an important role in stroke family caregiving. Understanding meaning facilitates the development of effective interventions that support stroke family caregivers. However, knowledge about this subject is fragmented and sparse. This review fills this knowledge gap by examining existing findings regarding meanings in stroke family caregiving. Specifically, a search of seven databases and a manual search produced a total of five articles for review. Embedded in the lived experience of caregivers, meanings in stroke family caregiving were interpreted as a physical, psychological, and social suffering; an obligation resulting from moral ethics, religion doctrines, others' expectations, and social norms; and a subjective choice based on love, hope, and a sense of reciprocity...
September 23, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666465/assessing-knowledge-motivation-and-perceptions-about-falls-prevention-among-care-staff-in-a-residential-aged-care-setting
#19
Jo-Aine Hang, Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Bianca Burro, Debbie Nobre, Anne-Marie Hill
Falls are a serious problem in residential aged care settings. The aims of the study were to determine the feasibility of surveying care staff regarding falls prevention, and describe care staff levels of knowledge and awareness of residents' risk of falls, knowledge about falls prevention, motivation and confidence to implement falls prevention strategies. A custom designed questionnaire was administered to care staff at one site of a large residential aged care organization in Australia. The survey response was 58...
September 23, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639898/delivering-on-quality-measures-six-new-cms-snf-quality-measures
#20
Richard G Stefanacci, Albert Riddle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
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