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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224708/the-effects-of-hearing-loss-on-person-centred-care-in-residential-aged-care-a-narrative-review
#1
Kristiana Ludlow, Virginia Mumford, Meredith Makeham, Jeffrey Braithwaite, David Greenfield
Person-centred care is achieved through strategies such as effective communication and shared decision-making. Hearing loss can lead to communication breakdown and social isolation in residential aged care. The review aimed to address how hearing loss affects person-centred care in residential aged care settings. Empirical literature was identified through a systematic search of academic databases. Articles were reviewed against an inclusion criteria and general inductive analysis was employed to identify recurring factors across included studies...
December 7, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221898/exercise-merging-physical-and-cognitive-stimulation-improves-physical-fitness-and-cognitive-functioning-in-older-nursing-home-residents-a-pilot-study
#2
José Marmeleira, Luís Galhardas, Armando Raimundo
The main purpose of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility and the effects of a multimodal exercise intervention on the physical and cognitive functioning of institutionalized older people. Twenty-one older adults (83.5 ± 4.9 years) living in two nursing home residences, were tested on two occasions 4 weeks apart to establish a baseline measure, and then engage in the exercise program twice weekly for 8 weeks. Participants were tested again after the exercise program. Almost all physical fitness and cognitive tests were unchanged at baseline measures, but after the exercise program, significant improvements (p < 0...
December 5, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198622/on-line-health-seeking-activity-of-older-adults-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#3
Susan Waterworth, Michelle Honey
The internet is increasingly used to provide health information. Supporting older people to access on-line health information requires understanding their current usage and possible barriers and facilitators. Methods involved searching three databases. Inclusion criteria were: (i) articles published within 10 years; (ii) people aged >65; (iii) explored reasons for older people accessing on-line health information and (iv) in English. Eight articles met these criteria. Older people use on-line health information to learn about a disease, medication, treatment, or healthy living...
November 30, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137820/does-acute-care-for-the-elderly-ace-unit-decrease-the-incidence-of-falls
#4
Ahmed Abdalla, Mehul Adhaduk, Raad A Haddad, Yanal Alnimer, Carlos F Ríos-Bedoya, Ghassan Bachuwa
To determine whether acute care for the elderly (ACE) units decrease the incidence of patient falls compared to general medical and surgical (GMS) units, a non-concurrent prospective study included individuals aged 65 and older admitted to ACE or GMS units over a 2-year span was done. There were 7069 admissions corresponded to 28,401 patient-days. A total of 149 falls were reported for an overall incidence rate (IR) of 5.2 falls per 1000 patient-days, 95% CI, 4.4/1000-6.1/1000 patient-days. The falls IR ratio for patients in ACE unit compared to those in non-ACE units after adjusting for age, sex, prescribed psychotropics and hypnotics, and Morse Fall Score was 0...
November 11, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132706/putting-proton-pump-inhibitors-into-perspective
#5
William Simonson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129450/resident-choice-a-nursing-home-staff-perspective-on-tensions-and-resolutions
#6
Jennifer A Palmer, Victoria A Parker, Dan Berlowitz, A Lynn Snow, Christine W Hartmann
A central component of person-centered care, resident choice in daily life, has received little research attention in the U.S. CONTEXT: This study investigated nursing home staff experiences in realizing resident choice. Twenty-six qualitative staff interviews were conducted in an opportunistic sample from two Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Community Living Centers (CLCs, i.e., nursing homes) implementing the Green House Model. Thematic content analysis surfaced several key tensions at the intra-personal, inter-personal, and organizational levels...
November 9, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129449/health-literacy-and-its-correlates-in-informal-caregivers-of-adults-with-memory-loss
#7
Yun Jiang, Susan M Sereika, Jennifer H Lingler, Lisa K Tamres, Judith A Erlen
This secondary analysis examined health literacy among informal caregivers of community-dwelling older adults with memory loss and assessed correlates of caregiver health literacy using the Abilities, Skills and Knowledge Model. Caregiver health literacy (n = 91) was assessed by the Newest Vital Sign. Limited health literacy presented in 38.5% caregivers, with significantly low document literacy. Health literacy was associated bivariately with age, education, global cognitive function, executive function, and working memory (all ps < 0...
November 9, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129448/disentangling-frailty
#8
Saliba Debra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129447/amplified-hearing-device-use-in-acute-care-settings-for-patients-with-hearing-loss-a-feasibility-study
#9
Amber R Kimball, Cecelia I Roscigno, Coretta M Jenerette, Kimberly M Hughart, Wendy W Jenkins, Wesley Hsu
The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of using amplified hearing devices (AHD) in acute care settings for patients with hearing loss. Secondary objectives include patient and nurse satisfaction, and nursing perceived productivity. Twenty-five adult hard of hearing patients and 15 nurses were evaluated. Patients with a perceived hearing handicap were identified through the Hearing Handicap for the Elderly Screening Version. Patient and staff nurse surveys were used to assess for satisfaction with using the AHD...
November 9, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128280/geriatric-nursing-and-resilience-in-the-midst-of-tropical-storm-harvey
#10
EDITORIAL
Barbara Resnick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122301/the-use-of-prns-medications-with-hospitalized-older-adults
#11
Steven L Baumann, Nina Greif
The use of pro re nata (PRN) medications are a routine part of the treatment provided to most hospitalized older adults. The purpose of this article is to review the risks and benefits of using PRN medications in the acutely medically ill hospitalized older adult. After the discussion of a case study, recommendations are provided nurses and prescribers to reduce the risk of short and long term adverse consequences for the senior in the acute care hospital setting.
November 6, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103611/china-a-half-billion-older-adults-getting-and-giving-assistance
#12
Richard G Stefanacci, Albert Riddle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056242/exploring-falls-prevention-capabilities-barriers-and-training-needs-among-patient-sitters-in-a-hospital-setting-a-pilot-survey
#13
Lex D de Jong, Su Kitchen, Zi Foo, Anne-Marie Hill
Older patients in hospitals are at high risk of falls. Patient sitters are sometimes employed to directly observe patients to reduce their risk of falling although there is scant evidence that this reduces falls. The primary aim of this pilot survey (n = 31) was to explore the patient sitters' falls prevention capability, self-efficacy and the barriers and enablers they perceived influenced their ability to care for patients during their shifts. Feedback was also sought regarding training needs. Most (90%) participants felt confident in their role...
October 19, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042070/geriatric-palliative-care-meeting-the-needs-of-a-growing-population
#14
Rebecca M Saracino, Mei Bai, Leslie Blatt, Larry Solomon, Ruth McCorkle
The implementation of effective geriatric palliative care (PC) services will be increasingly important as the number of patients ages ≥65 years continues to grow. However, literature characterizing the utilization of PC services by older adults remains scant. The objective of these analyses was to characterize the nature and outcomes of PC services for older adults. A retrospective analysis of records of inpatient PC consultations provided to patients ≥65 years at an academic hospital was performed (N = 743)...
October 14, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042069/mind-over-bladder-women-aging-and-bladder-health
#15
Joanna E Long, Saif Khairat, Elizabeth Chmelo, Mary H Palmer
The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy and acceptability of an innovative, electronically delivered self-management intervention for urinary incontinence (UI) that included daily mindfulness practice, completion of sequential bladder diaries, and bladder health education to improve UI in older women living independently in a retirement community. A mixed methods pilot study was conducted over ten weeks using a custom website or CD. Ten women were recruited and 8 completed the study; 5 of those (71%) experienced fewer daily UI episodes post intervention (p = 0...
October 14, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031520/executive-function-responses-to-aerobic-exercise-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Fang Yu, David M Vock, Terry R Barclay
Executive dysfunction occurs early and is prevalent in Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study tested the ability of different measures for identifying changes in executive function and the effect of 6-months of aerobic exercise on executive function in older adults with mild to moderate AD, using a single-group, repeated-measures design (n = 28, age 78.1 ± 8.37). Factor analysis and linear mixed-effects model analyses showed that individually the Exit Interview-25 (EXIT-25), Behavioral Dyscontrol Scale (BDS), and Golden Stroop test were the preferred instruments for measuring changes in executive function in the sample...
October 11, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992976/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-an-adapted-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-for-home-care-patients
#17
Jodi L Feinberg, David Russell, Ana Mola, Melissa Trachtenberg, Irene Bick, Terri H Lipman, Kathryn H Bowles
Home care clinicians have an opportunity to improve care for post-hospitalization patients with cardiovascular disease. This mixed methods study examined the feasibility and acceptability of an adapted cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program for the home care setting. Surveys measuring patient self-care and knowledge were administered to patients (n = 46) at baseline and at 30-day follow-up. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients (n = 28) and home care clinicians (n = 11) at completion of the program...
October 6, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988835/interact-in-va-community-living-centers-clcs-training-and-implementation-strategies
#18
Amy L Mochel, Nancy D Henry, Debra Saliba, Ciaran S Phibbs, Joseph G Ouslander, Vincent Mor
Studies have shown that hospitalizations of nursing home (NH) residents lead to complications and poorer quality of life. The Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) Quality Improvement (QI) Program assists licensed NH staff in avoiding such hospitalizations. INTERACT aims to improve the management of acute changes in residents' conditions by providing tools to help staff recognize subtle changes in condition, improve communication, and implement QI strategies. INTERACT has been vetted by national clinical leaders and experts in long term care (LTC)...
October 5, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988834/predictive-model-for-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Sook Ja Lee, Sung Reul Kim, Sun Ju Chung, Hyun Cheol Kang, Mi Sun Kim, Su-Jin Cho, Hye Kyung Kwon, Jungwon Kim, Sun Young Jung
This study was conducted to develop and test a prediction model that explains health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Participants were 248 patients with PD enrolled in the neurology clinic of a university hospital in Seoul, Korea. The data were collected through structured questionnaires from March 1 to July 5, 2013. Motor fluctuations, depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and activities of daily living had significant direct effects on the quality of life of PD patients...
October 5, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988833/ehomecare-and-safety-the-experiences-of-older-patients-and-their-relatives
#20
Charlotta Åkerlind, Lene Martin, Christine Gustafsson
The study's aim was to extend descriptions of how older patients with granted eHomecare and their relatives understand safety, and further to describe how they experience safety in everyday life. The study was conducted in Sweden. The participants were 12 older patients who had been provided with eHomecare and 8 relatives. Data were collected by semi-structured individual interviews. A conceptual framework of safety was used and a qualitative content analysis was conducted in a deductive and an inductive phase...
October 5, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
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