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Public Health Nursing

Amy Y Carney
Public Health Nurses are the largest group of public health practitioners in both local and state health departments across the United States. Essential for the delivery of health services in the community, Public Health Nurses frequently provide care for underserved and vulnerable populations. Among these populations are the victims of campus sexual assault, a growing problem on college and university campuses. Both nationally and internationally, sexual assault has been described as a public health and human rights concern...
March 15, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Michele J Upvall, Jeanne M Leffers
OBJECTIVES: Models to guide global health partnerships are rare in the nursing literature. The Conceptual Model for Partnership and Sustainability in Global Health while significant was based on Western perspectives. The purpose of this study was to revise the model to include the voice of nurses from low- and middle-resource countries. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Grounded theory was used to maintain fidelity with the design in the original model. A purposive sample of 15 participants from a variety of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia and having extensive experience in global health partnerships were interviewed...
March 15, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Riho Iwasaki, Masako Kageyama, Satoko Nagata
OBJECTIVE: As health problems become more diverse and complicated, the way public health nurses (PHNs) work is changing. Research at the conceptual level of professional identity of PHNs is lacking. This study aimed to explore the structure of the perceived professional identity of Japanese PHNs. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Grounded theory method was used. Twenty-five PHNs in Japanese municipalities were participated in the study. MEASUREMENTS: Data were collected through semistructured interviews and analyzed using open, axial, and selective coding...
March 6, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Lovoria B Williams, Amber McCall, Stephen W Looney, Thomas Joshua, Martha S Tingen
BACKGROUND: Although cancer incidence and mortality is declining, cancer remains among the leading causes of death in the United States. Research shows that cancer morbidity and mortality can be reduced by early detection. Yet, both cancer risks and screening behavior remain understudied in the homeless population. METHODS: Researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey of homeless individuals (n = 201). The analysis describes the demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral associations with cancer screenings and knowledge of the lung cancer screening recommendation...
February 23, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Sun-Yi Yang, Hee-Soon Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the effects of a self-regulatory efficacy improvement program on self-control, self-efficacy, internet addiction, and time spent on the internet among middle school students in South Korea. The program was led by school nurses, and it is integrated self-efficacy and self-regulation promotion strategies based on Bandura's social cognitive theory. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent, control group, pre-posttest design was used...
February 21, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Mary J Isaacson, Polly A Hulme, Jenna Cowan, Jennifer Kerkvliet
OBJECTIVES: Health systems face resource and time barriers to developing and implementing cancer survivorship care plans (SCPs) when active cancer treatment is completed. To address this problem, the South Dakota (SD) Department of Health partnered with two of SD's largest health systems to create the SD Survivorship Program. The purpose of this program evaluation study was to describe and compare SCP development and implementation at the two health systems. DESIGN & SAMPLE: A descriptive qualitative design was used...
February 20, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Caroline McGraw, Stephen Abbott, Judy Brook
OBJECTIVES: Values based recruitment emerges from the premise that a high degree of value congruence, or the extent to which an individual's values are similar to those of the health organization in which they work, leads to organizational effectiveness. The aim of this evaluation was to explore how candidates and selection panel members experienced and perceived innovative methods of values based public health nursing student selection. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: The evaluation was framed by a qualitative exploratory design involving semi-structured interviews and a group exercise...
February 19, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Duckhee Chae, Jina Lee, Keiko Asami, Hyunlye Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the experiences of public health workers (PHWs) providing health care for migrants living in Korea and clarified needs for cultural competence training. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Twenty-six PHWs from five public health centers in Gwangju city, South Korea, participated in this exploratory qualitative study. METHODS: Five semi-structured focus group interviews of PHWs were conducted from September to December 2016. A directed content analysis approach was conducted using four categories: perceived characteristics of migrants, interaction between PHWs and migrants, interaction between PHWs and organizations/systems, and cultural competence training needs...
February 9, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Harriet Okatch, Timothy Joseph Sowicz, Helen Teng, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Alison M Buttenheim
OBJECTIVES: To design and implement a case study on the cervical cancer screening program in Botswana to teach public and global health competencies to undergraduate nursing students. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: The case study was developed following a review of the literature on the epidemiology and health policies of cervical cancer in Botswana, and an interview with an obstetrician/gynecologist engaged in both clinical practice and research in Botswana. The case study has been implemented over seven semesters to students enrolled in the Nursing in the Community course at the University of Pennsylvania...
February 9, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Mohammad H Alasagheirin, Mary K Clark
OBJECTIVES: Children of immigrants and refugees from developing countries are at risk for poor growth that could contribute to adult chronic disease. This study describes the physical growth, bone growth, body composition, metabolic risks, physical activity, and food security of Sudanese children living in the United States. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Cross-sectional descriptive study of 64 Sudanese children age 5-18. MEASURES: Bone mineral content (BMC), bone density (aBMD), and body composition (fat, lean mass, percent body fat) were measured using DXA...
February 9, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Geraldine Gorman
This paper examines the application of public health nursing education with an emphasis on the social determinants of health within a correctional facility. The innate tension between public health practice and the punitive nature of correctional confinement is discussed through the perspective of student involvement. Exemplars of unexpected contingencies endemic to this practice setting are provided as are insights gleaned from this pilot collaboration between a college of nursing and a county correctional system...
February 1, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Jean Edward, Sarah Morris, Fatma Mataoui, Phillip Granberry, Mark V Williams, Idali Torres
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of health literacy (HL) and health insurance literacy (HIL) on health insurance status and access to health care services for Spanish-speaking communities living in Massachusetts. METHODS: A total of 139 surveys (descriptive, knowledge-based HIL questions, and Short Assessment of Health Literacy in Spanish) and 30 semi-structured interviews were collected and analyzed using chi-square, Mann-Whitney U test, and logistic regression analysis...
January 26, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Yoshimi Suzuki, Emiko Saito, Emiko Kishi, Minako Sawai, Satori Kakemoto, Chiyo Igarashi, Harumi Nakada, Kiyomi Asahara
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the educational improvement outcomes after introducing undergraduate public health nursing electives from the perspective of students, teachers, and public health nurses. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Post-test design with control group was used. We surveyed three groups of participants on the relevance of achieved skill items. These groups were as follows: fourth-year students, teaching staff from seven universities, and public health nurses from special districts of Tokyo who had pioneered the introduction of public health nursing electives...
January 25, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Jessica Castner, Gretchen E Gehrke, Nicholas Shapiro, Karen C Dannemiller
OBJECTIVE: This study is the first community engagement phase of a project to develop a residential formaldehyde detection system. The objectives were to conduct a feasibility assessment for device use, and identify factors associated with concerns about environmental exposure and community interest in this device. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: A cross-sectional, internet-based survey employing community-based participatory research principles was utilized. 147 individuals participated from a focused Waycross, Georgia (58...
January 11, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Latefa Ali Dardas, Susan G Silva, Moria J Smoski, Devon Noonan, Leigh Ann Simmons
BACKGROUND: The lack of research regarding the current profile of adolescent depression in the Arab countries in general, and Jordan in particular, makes it difficult to design, implement, and disseminate effective interventions to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescent depression in the region. The purpose of this study was to estimate a national prevalence of depressive symptoms among adolescents in Jordan, and to identify characteristics associated with severity of depression...
January 8, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Jia Guo, Zhengkun Shi, Jyu-Lin Chen, Jane K Dixon, James Wiley, Monica Parry
OBJECTIVES: To adapt the Canadian Diabetes Risk Assessment Questionnaire for the Chinese population and to evaluate its psychometric properties. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a convenience sample of 194 individuals aged 35-74 years from October 2014 to April 2015. METHODS: The Canadian Diabetes Risk Assessment Questionnaire was adapted and translated for the Chinese population. Test-retest reliability was conducted to measure stability...
December 29, 2017: Public Health Nursing
Kimberly Geria, Janice M Beitz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to increase type 2 diabetes (T2DM) awareness and decrease T2DM risk factors by examining effectiveness of a modified version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) with adolescents. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: A quasi-experimental one-group, pretest/posttest design was used to determine impact of the modified DPP on adolescents. Study intervention was incorporated into the health education curriculum at a public charter school and implemented over 11 weeks...
December 29, 2017: Public Health Nursing
Samantha Stonbraker, Arlene Smaldone, Heidi Luft, Linda F Cushman, Leonel Lerebours Nadal, Mina Halpern, Elaine Larson
OBJECTIVES: To determine the health literacy levels of persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLWH) at a health clinic in the Dominican Republic (DR) and assess associations between health literacy, HIV-related knowledge, and health information behavior (how patients need, seek, receive, and use information). DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Cross-sectional, descriptive. Participants were 107 PLWH attending the Clinic. MEASURES: A theoretically based, 64-item survey assessing information behavior and HIV-related knowledge was administered in Spanish through individual interviews...
December 29, 2017: Public Health Nursing
Patricia J Kelly
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March 2018: Public Health Nursing
Lois S Sadler, Eileen M Condon, Shirley Z Deng, Monica Roosa Ordway, Crista Marchesseault, Andrea Miller, Janet Stolfi Alfano, Alison M Weir
OBJECTIVES: The cost of diapering an infant can place a significant financial strain on families living in poverty. Partnerships between diaper banks and home visiting programs for young families may offer an innovative solution to expanding the reach and impact of diaper banks in low-income communities. The purpose of this pilot study was to uncover preliminary information about the functions of diaper distribution through home visiting programs, and to inform future research and policy questions regarding diaper distribution to families in need...
March 2018: Public Health Nursing
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