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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628500/atrial-fibrillation-symptoms-and-sex-race-and-psychological-distress-a-literature-review
#1
Kelly T Gleason, Saman Nazarian, Cheryl R Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) symptoms are a major component of treatment decisions for patients with AF and impact quality of life and functional ability yet are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to determine what is known about the prevalence of symptoms and the association of symptoms to AF characteristics, psychological distress, sex, and race. METHODS: We performed a structured review of AF symptoms as of March 2016 using PubMed, EMBASE, and CINAHL and reference searches of retrieved articles...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628499/psychometric-validation-of-the-mandarin-version-control-attitudes-scale-revised-questionnaire-in-taiwanese-patients-with-heart-failure
#2
Tsuey-Yuan Huang
BACKGROUND: Perceived control is an important construct in patients with heart failure (HF) and related to improved health outcomes. There is no reliable and valid instrument available for the measurement of perceived control in Taiwan, limiting the practical application of the construct in research and clinical practice. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt, and validate the Mandarin version of the Control Attitudes Scale-Revised (Mandarin CAS-R) in Taiwanese patients with HF...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591005/implant-strategy-specific-changes-in-symptoms-in-response-to-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#3
Christopher S Lee, Jill M Gelow, Christopher V Chien, Shirin O Hiatt, Julie T Bidwell, Quin E Denfeld, Kathleen L Grady, James O Mudd
BACKGROUND: Although we know that the quality of life generally improves after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, we know little about how symptoms change in response to LVAD. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to compare the changes in symptoms between bridge and destination therapy patients as part of a prospective cohort study. Physical (dyspnea and wake disturbances) and affective symptoms (depression and anxiety) were measured before LVAD and at 1, 3, and 6 months after LVAD...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591004/medication-adherence-mediates-the-relationship-between-heart-failure-symptoms-and-cardiac-event-free-survival-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#4
Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K Moser
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) symptoms such as dyspnea are common and may precipitate hospitalization. Medication nonadherence is presumed to be associated with symptom exacerbations, yet how HF symptoms, medication adherence, and hospitalization/death are related remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the relationships among HF symptoms, medication adherence, and cardiac event-free survival in patients with HF. METHODS: At baseline, patient demographics, clinical data, and HF symptoms were collected in 219 patients with HF...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591003/gender-differences-in-anxiety-and-complications-early-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
#5
Mohannad Eid AbuRuz, Rami Masa'Deh
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is the earliest psychological response to acute myocardial infarction. When anxiety persists or becomes severe, it has negative consequences including increased risk for in-hospital complications. Therefore, it is necessary to determine which groups of people are at risk for high anxiety after acute myocardial infarction. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in anxiety levels and rate of complications based on gender early after acute myocardial infarction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574974/survivors-of-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-lower-patient-activation-are-more-likely-to-experience-declines-in-health-related-quality-of-life
#6
Nathaniel A Erskine, Barbara Gandek, Molly E Waring, Rebecca L Kinney, Darleen M Lessard, Randolph S Devereaux, Stavroula A Chrysanthopoulou, Catarina I Kiefe, Robert J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Patient activation comprises the knowledge, skills, and confidence for self-care and may lead to better health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: We examined the relationship between patient activation and changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after hospitalization for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: We studied patients from 6 medical centers in central Massachusetts and Georgia who had been hospitalized for an ACS between 2011 and 2013...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574973/depressive-symptoms-moderate-the-association-between-appetite-and-health-status-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#7
Christina Andreae, Anna Strömberg, Misook L Chung, Carina Hjelm, Kristofer Årestedt
BACKGROUND: Decreased appetite and depressive symptoms are clinical problems in patients with heart failure. Both may result in impaired health status. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate the association between appetite and health status in patients with heart failure and to explore whether depressive symptoms moderate this association. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients with heart failure (n = 186; mean age, 71 years), New York Heart Association class II to IV, participated...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574972/heart-failure-rehospitalization-and-delayed-decision-making-the-impact-of-self-care-and-depression
#8
Jiayun Xu, Joseph J Gallo, Jennifer Wenzel, Marie T Nolan, Chakra Budhathoki, Martha Abshire, Kelsey Bower, Sofia Arruda, Deirdre Flowers, Sarah L Szanton, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Kaylin Gonzalez, Hae-Ra Han
BACKGROUND: Rehospitalization soon after discharge can be distressing for persons with heart failure (HF) and places a heavy burden on the healthcare system. OBJECTIVE: We investigated and explored the association of self-care decision making variables with (1) rehospitalization within 30 days of discharge and (2) delay in seeking medical assistance (delayed decision making). METHODS: A cross-sectional, explanatory sequential mixed methods design (quan > qual) was used to survey 127 hospitalized HF patients and interview 15 of these participants to explain their survey responses...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525522/cardiovascular-disease-in-korean-americans-a-systematic-review
#9
Cha-Nam Shin, Colleen Keller, Kyungeh An, Jeongha Sim
BACKGROUND: Despite Korean Americans being one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States, little is known about their cardiovascular health or cardiovascular disease risk factors. PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risks and their contributing factors in Korean Americans and recommend future directions for the development of cardiovascular disease prevention or management research to meet the unique needs of this ethnic group...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520658/age-group-and-gender-differences-in-stroke-knowledge-in-an-israeli-jewish-adult-population
#10
Semyon Melnikov, Michal Itzhaki, Silvia Koton
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in Israel. Knowledge of stroke warning signs has been linked to early seeking of medical help. Little is known about knowledge of stroke warning signs in Israeli Jewish adults. METHODS: Stroke knowledge was examined among Jewish Israeli adults. Using a structured questionnaire, registered nurses interviewed a convenience sample of the respondents, 18 years or older, with no stroke history...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489726/a-systematic-review-of-interventions-to-improve-health-factors-or-behaviors-of-the-cardiovascular-health-of-prisoners-during-incarceration
#11
Andrea R M Mohan, Patricia Thomson, Stephen J Leslie, Elena Dimova, Sally Haw, Janet A McKay
BACKGROUND: Prisoners are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. However, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in correctional settings has been widely neglected, and there is little information on interventions to improve the cardiovascular health of prisoners while incarcerated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review published literature to identify interventions to improve the health factors or behaviors of the cardiovascular health of prisoners during incarceration...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489725/dog-ownership-and-dog-walking-the-relationship-with-exercise-depression-and-hopelessness-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
#12
Susan L Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A DeVon, Devynn Makidon, Nathan L Tintle
BACKGROUND: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and dog walking and their relationship with home-based and phase II cardiac rehabilitation exercise, depression, and hopelessness in patients with ischemic heart disease. METHODS: A total of 122 patients with ischemic heart disease were included in this prospective observational study...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489724/social-support-unstable-angina-and-stroke-as-predictors-of-depression-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#13
Shu-Fen Su, Mei-Yu Chang, Chung-Ping He
BACKGROUND: Depression is known to adversely affect coronary heart disease patients in western countries; however, no study of social support and depression has been conducted in the Chinese population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS: Between January and December 2015, a cross-sectional sample of 105 Taiwanese patients from cardiology units completed a demographic and clinical characteristics questionnaire, Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Social Support Inventory, and Patient Health Questionnaire-9...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481827/variables-related-to-communication-about-prognosis-between-nurses-and-patients-at-heart-failure-clinics-in-sweden-and-the-netherlands
#14
Martje H L van der Wal, Lisa Hjelmfors, Jan Mårtensson, Maria Friedrichsen, Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma
BACKGROUND: In contrast to recommendations in recent guidelines, prognosis is not optimally discussed with patients with heart failure (HF). Reasons for not doing so can be related to both patient and provider characteristics. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to explore which patient- and nurse-related variables influence discussing prognosis with patients at an HF clinic. METHOD: Data from a previous survey on attitudes and clinical practice of HF nurses on discussing prognosis that was conducted in Sweden and the Netherlands were combined with data from a registration on topics that nurses discussed with their patients during a prespecified week at the HF clinic...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481826/the-impact-of-nurse-staffing-on-in-hospital-mortality-of-stroke-patients-in-korea
#15
Wankyo Chung, Min Sohn
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Korea, and a well-qualified, adequate nursing force achieves better patient outcomes. STUDY PURPOSES: This study examined the association between nurse staffing and in-hospital mortality among stroke patients in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: This cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted using 2009 National Health Insurance claims data of stroke patients admitted to variously sized Korean hospitals...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481825/effects-of-a-nurse-led-phone-follow-up-education-program-based-on-the-self-efficacy-among-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
#16
Yan Zhou, Jiali Liao, Fangming Feng, Mengting Ji, Chunyan Zhao, Xiaofang Wang
BACKGROUND: The integration of self-efficacy (SE) theory within a nurse-led telephone follow-up education program (NP-FEP) has not been extensively evaluated for patients with cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an NP-FEP in improving SE (primary outcome) and achieving goals related to cardiovascular risk (secondary outcome) for patients with cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In June and July 2013, a total of 403 patients with cardiovascular disease in Shanghai were randomized into the intervention and control groups...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481824/the-third-time-s-a-charm-psychometric-testing-and-update-of-the-atlanta-heart-failure-knowledge-test
#17
Brittany Butts, Melinda Higgins, Sandra Dunbar, Carolyn Reilly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Since first being published in 2009, the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test (AHFKT) has proven a reliable and valid instrument and has been used in multiple studies. Given advances in heart failure (HF) self-care, we proposed to reevaluate the psychometric properties of the AHFKTv2 across these recent studies and update the instrument. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and baseline AHFKTv2 data from 4 intervention studies in persons with HF were combined for this analysis (N = 284)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481823/favorable-outcomes-using-an-ehealth-approach-to-promote-physical-activity-and-nutrition-among-young-african-women
#18
Beth A Staffileno, Christy C Tangney, Louis Fogg
BACKGROUND: Internet and mobile devices are widely used and provide alternative approaches for promoting healthy lifestyles, yet less information is available describing outcomes of these approaches when used with young African American (AA) women at risk for developing hypertension. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated a Web-based, culturally relevant lifestyle change intervention targeting AA women (referred to as the eHealth study). METHODS: African American women, aged 18 to 45 years, with untreated prehypertension and Internet access were eligible for a 12-week study that incorporated social cognitive theory strategies...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398917/emotion-regulation-and-perceptions-of-illness-coherence-and-controllability-on-regimen-adherence-and-negative-cardiac-health-events-in-african-american-women-with-heart-failure
#19
Kelly L Wierenga
BACKGROUND: African American women with heart failure (HF) have stressors that negatively impact HF self-management adherence and heighten the occurrence of negative cardiac health events. Perceptions of illness coherence and controllability and emotion regulation are known to facilitate self-management in the face of stressors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether difficulties with emotion regulation and negative perceptions of illness coherence and controllability are detrimental to adherence and increase negative cardiac health events in this patient population...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594701/20-things-you-didn-t-know-about-type-2-diabetes-in-emerging-adults
#20
EunSeok Cha, Jeehea Sonya Haw, Melissa Spezia Faulkner
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July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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