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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089317/attitudes-perceptions-and-experiences-of-mealtimes-among-residents-and-staff-in-care-homes-for-older-adults-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-literature
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Ross Watkins, Victoria A Goodwin, Rebecca A Abbott, Amy Backhouse, Darren Moore, Mark Tarrant
Addressing problems associated with malnutrition in care home residents has been prioritized by researchers and decision-makers. This review aimed to better understand factors that may contribute to malnutrition by examining the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among care home residents and staff. Five databases were searched from inception to November 2015: Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, AMED, and the Cochrane Database. Forward and backward citation checking of included articles was conducted...
January 12, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089217/the-impact-of-inadequate-health-literacy-on-patient-satisfaction-healthcare-utilization-and-expenditures-among-older-adults
#2
Stephanie MacLeod, Shirley Musich, Stephen Gulyas, Yan Cheng, Rifky Tkatch, Diane Cempellin, Gandhi R Bhattarai, Kevin Hawkins, Charlotte S Yeh
Inadequate health literacy (HL) is associated with impaired healthcare choices leading to poor quality-of-care. Our primary purpose was to estimate the prevalence of inadequate HL among two populations of AARP(®) Medicare Supplement insureds: sicker and healthier populations; to identify characteristics of inadequate HL; and to describe the impact on patient satisfaction, preventive services, healthcare utilization, and expenditures. Surveys were mailed to insureds in 10 states. Multivariate regression models were used to identify characteristics and adjust outcomes...
January 11, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063685/dental-care-practices-and-oral-health-training-for-professional-caregivers-in-long-term-care-facilities-an-interdisciplinary-approach-to-address-oral-health-disparities
#3
Richie Kohli, Sandra Nelson, Samantha Ulrich, Tony Finch, Karen Hall, Eli Schwarz
The objectives of this study were to: 1) Assess and analyze the knowledge and attitudes of caregivers towards dental care for older adults in long-term care facilities; and 2) Train administrators, medical staff, and caregivers in the oral health competencies necessary to provide daily oral health care for residents of Assisted Living Communities in Oregon. Our results indicate that although the majority of caregivers felt comfortable with regard to their oral health background and daily activities, they expressed a need for additional training in several areas...
January 4, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062167/cms-guidance-on-nursing-home-resident-privacy-and-staff-conduct-related-to-photographs-and-audio-video-recordings
#4
Howard L Sollins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062166/latent-classes-of-caregiver-relationships-with-patients-workplace-violence-implications
#5
Ha Do Byon, Carla L Storr, Jane Lipscomb
The bonds and relationships that direct care workers in the home setting (DCWHs) develop with their elderly or disabled home care patients may put them at risk for patient violence. This study used a data-driven approach, latent class analysis, to identify distinct underlying patterns of DCWH-patient relationships and then assessed how DCWH-patient class membership was associated with patient violence. This study analyzed survey data obtained from 964 DCWHs working in two not-for-profit home care agencies. Four classes of DCWH-patient relationships emerged: Non-familial (40% of the sample), Overly Concerned (14%); Boundary-keeping (22%), and Overly Involved (24%)...
January 3, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057357/experiences-of-health-care-for-older-people-who-need-support-to-live-at-home-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-literature
#6
Anna Gregory, Shylie Mackintosh, Saravana Kumar, Carol Grech
Perceived experiences of health care for older people who need support to live at home can illuminate areas needing improvement in quality of care, and guide towards better ways to support ageing populations to live at home. This systematic review synthesized findings from the qualitative literature about perceived experiences of health care for older people who need support to live at home, from the perceptions of older people, carers and health providers. Searches of electronic databases and eligibility screening produced 46 included studies for review...
January 2, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041638/the-use-of-acupuncture-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Fung Kei Cheng
Parkinson's disease, a progressive neuro-degeneration of multiple systems damaging motor and non-motor functions, affects individual and societal dimensions negatively. In addition to standard treatments, complementary and alternative medicine has been adopted, in which acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice by needle penetration at specific stimulation points (acupoints) along the body, indicates positive outcomes in this illness. Apart from offering an overview of using acupuncture in Parkinson's disease, this literature review analyses the effects of acupuncture on Parkinson's-induced physical symptoms and mental problems such as slow movements, stiffness, constipation, and sleep disorders...
December 29, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964972/why-older-adults-may-decline-offers-of-post-acute-care-services-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#8
Justine S Sefcik, Ashley Z Ritter, Emilia J Flores, Rebecca H Nock, Jo-Ana D Chase, Christine Bradway, Sheryl Potashnik, Kathryn H Bowles
The most common post-acute care (PAC) services available to patients after hospital discharge include home care, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, inpatient rehabilitation, and hospice. Patients who need PAC and receive services have better outcomes, however almost one-third of those offered services decline. Little research exists on PAC decision-making and why patients may decline services. This qualitative descriptive study explored the responses of thirty older adults to the question: "Can you, from the patient point of view, tell me why someone would not want post hospital care?" Three themes emerged...
December 10, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964971/outbreak-of-g2p-4-rotavirus-gastroenteritis-in-a-retirement-community-brazil-2015-an-important-public-health-risk
#9
Adriana Luchs, Geraldine Madalosso, Audrey Cilli, Simone Guadagnucci Morillo, Sandra Regina Martins, Karen Aparecida Farias de Souza, Gislene Mitsue Namiyama, Cláudia Regina Gonçalves, Rita de Cássia Compagnoli Carmona, Maria do Carmo Sampaio Tavares Timenetsky
The present study described a group A rotavirus (RVA) outbreak in an age-care facility in Brazil, using epidemiologic and molecular diagnostic methods. A descriptive clinical, epidemiological and environmental investigation was conducted. Stool samples were collected and screened for RVA, Norovirus (NoV), Enteric Adenovirus 40/41 (AdV 40/41) and Astrovirus (AstV) using ELISA, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, electron microscopy and sequencing methods. Outbreak occurred during 26th-29th October, 2015; 28 individuals affected (22 residents; 6 staff)...
December 10, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956058/us-and-dutch-nurse-experiences-with-fall-prevention-technology-within-nursing-home-environment-and-workflow-a-qualitative-study
#10
Ann E Vandenberg, Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Vera G P Overdevest, Elizabeth Capezuti, Theodore M Johnson
Falls remain a major geriatric problem, and the search for new solutions continues. We investigated how existing fall prevention technology was experienced within nursing home nurses' environment and workflow. Our NIH-funded study in an American nursing home was followed by a cultural learning exchange with a Dutch nursing home. We constructed two case reports from interview and observational data and compared the magnitude of falls, safety cultures, and technology characteristics and effectiveness. Falls were a high-magnitude problem at the US site, with a collectively vigilant safety culture attending to non-directional audible alarms; falls were a low-magnitude problem at the NL site which employed customizable, infrared sensors that directed text alerts to assigned staff members' mobile devices in patient-centered care culture...
December 9, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939028/the-role-of-nursing-staff-in-the-activities-of-daily-living-of-nursing-home-residents
#11
Mirre den Ouden, Nienke O Kuk, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Michel H C Bleijlevens, Judith M M Meijers, Jan P H Hamers
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the role of nursing staff in residents' activities. Nursing home residents (n = 723) were observed in their wards, randomly five times for one minute between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Resident's (in)activity and the role of nursing staff or others in this activity were recorded. Roles were defined as 'taking over the activity', 'giving support', or 'supervision'. Nurse observers were interviewed to obtain insight into their observation-experiences. Residents were observed in activities of daily living in 31% of all 3282 observations, and inactive in 57%...
December 7, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
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
#12
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
#13
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/27884630/psychometric-testing-of-korean-versions-of-self-efficacy-and-outcome-expectations-for-restorative-care-activities-scales
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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/27989334/corrigendum-to-a-meta-analysis-on-the-impact-of-disease-specific-education-programs-on-health-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-geriatr-nurs-33-4-2012-280-296
#17
Jing-Yu Tan, Jin-Xiu Chen, Xian-Liang Liu, Qi Zhang, Min Zhang, Li-Juan Mei, Run Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899221/does-calcium-supplementation-increase-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
#18
William Simonson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866667/cms-overhauls-nursing-facility-regulations
#19
Susan A Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866666/why-is-there-no-c-in-nursing
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Barbara Resnick
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November 2016: Geriatric Nursing
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