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Hailong Lin, Shiyan Zhou, Dongxiu Zhang, Leting Huang
PURPOSE: To evaluate a nurse-led management model of adolescent acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients and improve their psychological care and quality of life. METHODS: Seventy-three adolescent ALL patients participated in an open, controlled clinical trial and were randomized into a nurse-led management model group (n=36) and a doctor-led management model group (n=37). Two assessment questionnaires were administered to assess and compare the 2 models during a 1...
August 12, 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Joyce J Fitzpatrick
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August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Hannele Saunders, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Kathleen R Stevens
BACKGROUND: Nurses' lack of readiness for evidence-based practice slows down the uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based practice which is of international concern as it impedes attainment of the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes. There is limited evidence about the most effective approaches to strengthen nurses' readiness for evidence-based practice. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of an Advanced Practice Nurse-delivered education program to strengthen nurses' readiness for evidence-based practice at a university hospital...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Rodrigo G S Almeida, Alessandra Mazzo, José Carlos Amado Martins, Elaine Cristina Negri, Bruna Furlan Miranda Della Torre, Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the feelings experienced by nurses in caring the first visit to a critical patient. BACKGROUND: Understand the ethical aspects from the first experiences in the nursing profession lead us to reflect on the teaching-learning methodologies and also their improvements. METHODS: A study with a mixed and exploratory approach was realized with the nurses. RESULTS: From 72 (100.0%) nurses who participated in the study, 56 (77...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Ali Hasanpour-Dehkordi, Arsalan Khaledi-Far, Borzoo Khaledi-Far, Shahriar Salehi-Tali
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of family training and support on quality of life and cost of hospital readmissions in congestive heart failure patients. METHODS: In this single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial, the participants were heart failure patients hospitalized in an Iranian hospital. Data were collected from available hospitalized patients. The participants were enrolled through randomized sampling and were divided randomly into two groups, an intervention group and a control group...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Gyu-Young Lee, Yun-Jung Choi
AIM: This research aimed to develop and test a mentored obesity management program guiding physical exercise, improving eating habits, and promoting self-esteem among elementary school learners. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. Thirty learners were recruited through convenience sampling from two elementary schools, then evenly assigned to the experimental and control groups. Six nursing students were mentored, receiving 16h of mentorship training...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Chieko Greiner, Kana Ono, Chizuru Otoguro, Kyoko Chiba, Noriko Ota
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an exercise class implemented in an area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami for maintaining and improving physical function and quality of life (QOL) among elderly victims. METHODS: Participants were 45 elderly disaster victims. To measure the effectiveness of the exercise classes, results on the Functional Reach Test (FRT), Timed Up and Go Test (TUG), One-leg Standing Balance (OSB), and Chair Stand Test (CST) were measured at the beginning of the exercise classes, and after 3 and 6months...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Adilson Mendes, Juliana R C Rodolpho, Luiza A K Hoga
REVIEW AIM: To explore the outcomes of non-pharmacological and non-surgical resources used to treat female urinary incontinence (UI). DESIGN: It is an integrative review (IR) of literature. METHODS: The databases CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Lilacs, Scielo, IBECS, BDENF, and Medcarib were explored. The grey literature, hand searching, and backtracking of references of primary studies were also explored...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Kevin Gardner, Mary Louise Kanaskie, Amy C Knehans, Sarah Salisbury, Kim K Doheny, Victoria Schirm
BACKGROUND: The outcomes based emphasis in nursing and health care delivery requires identification of best available evidence in order to produce quality, safe, and effective patient care. Finding, critiquing, and ultimately implementing the best available evidence for practice is a formidable task for many clinical nurses. Development and implementation of a nursing journal club (NJC) became one organization's successful attempt to help clinical nurses better understand and use best available evidence in actual practice...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Elizabeth A Richards, Yun Cai
PURPOSE: The purpose of this integrative review is to 1) describe intervention attributes, 2) describe the role of nurses in community PA promotion, and 3) describe the efficacy of the interventions in terms of PA behavior change. METHODS: Computerized database and ancestry search strategies located distinct intervention trials between 1990 and 2015. RESULTS: Thirteen national and international studies with 2,353 participants were reviewed...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Mien Li Goh, Emily N K Ang, Yiong-Huak Chan, Hong-Gu He, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen
AIM: To determine patients' satisfaction with nursing care during hospitalization. BACKGROUND: Limited studies reporting patients' satisfaction with quality of nursing care in Singapore. METHOD: A descriptive study was conducted in a tertiary hospital in Singapore. RESULTS: Data were collected from 270 adult patients using the Revised Humane Caring Scale. Patients were moderately satisfied with the nursing care. There were significant differences of patients' level of satisfaction between/among socio-demographic subgroups including ethnicity, gender, reasons for admission and disciplines...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
K L Risman, Rebecca J Erickson, James M Diefendorff
PURPOSE: In the current healthcare context, large health care organizations may increasingly emphasize profit, biomedicine, efficiency, and customer service in the delivery of care. This orientation toward nursing work by large organizations may be perceived by nurses as incompatible with professional caring. METHODS: Ordinary Least Squares regression was used to explore the impact of person-organization fit (i.e., value congruence between self and employing organization) on nurses' general job satisfaction and quality of patient care (n=753)...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Marti Rice, Anne Turner-Henson, Na-Jin Park, Andres Azuero, Azita Amiri, Christine A Feeley, Ann Johnson, Thuy Lam, Luz Huntington-Moskos, Jeannie Rodriguez, Susan Williams
PURPOSE: Hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults and children and has its origins in childhood. While the prevalence of hypertension in children is estimated to be 2 to 5%, instance elevations in blood pressure readings (BPRs) in school-age children and adolescents are more common, track to adulthood, and are an independent risk factor for CVD. Less information is available about BPR in the preschool period and what child factors could influence those BPR...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Jin Suk Ra, Hyun Jung Yun, Yoon Hee Cho
AIM: This study examined the influence of teachers, mothers, and children themselves on weight misperceptions of preschool children. BACKGROUND: Preschool children should have correct perceptions of their weight and develop a positive body image and healthy weight-control behaviors throughout childhood. METHODS: This study used a descriptive cross-sectional design based on the biopsychosocial model. We analyzed 388 triads of Korean children aged 3-6 years, their mothers, and teachers...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Huan-Fang Lee, Chia-Chi Kuo, Tsair-Wei Chien, Yu-Rung Wang
OBJECTIVE: Nurse burnout is a global issue; however, it remains unclear how coping strategies over a maintained period of time may influence nursing burnout. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the literature on the effects of coping strategies in reducing nurse burnout. METHODS: Systematic reviews of English and Chinese articles were conducted for relevant articles published between 1979 and 2014 in six electronic databases (PubMed, CINAHL, The Cochrane, PsycARTICLES, Airiti Library, and the Index of the Taiwan Periodical Literature System)...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Chunhua Ma
AIM: The objectives of this study were to describe the medication adherence of Chinese rural patients with hypertension and to investigate the factors associated with medication adherence. BACKGROUND: Medication adherence and associated factors for patients with hypertension have been widely explored in previous studies; however, these studies mainly focused on hypertensive patients in urban areas. More information regarding prevalence and the correlated factors for medication adherence for rural patients with hypertension is needed to better control blood pressure and prevent hypertension-related complications...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Ruff Joseph Macale Cajanding
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and complications associated with heart failure (HF) have been very well established to adversely impact an individual's physical and psychosocial well-being, and interventions such as cognitive-behavioral techniques have demonstrated potential positive benefits among patients with HF. However, the effects of such interventions among Filipino HF patients have not been studied. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a nurse-led cognitive-behavioral intervention program on the quality of life, self-esteem and mood among Filipino patients with HF...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Clayton Shuman, Jia Liu, Mary Montie, Jose Gabriel Galinato, Molly A Todd, Marcia Hegstad, Marita Titler
AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe hospitalized older adults' (> 60years) perceptions about (1) their fall risks while hospitalized; (2) fall prevention interventions received while hospitalized; and (3) fall prevention discharge instructions. BACKGROUND: Little is known about hospitalized older adults' perceptions regarding fall prevention interventions received during hospitalization and fall prevention discharge instructions. METHODS: This is a prospective, exploratory study using qualitative methods...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Sally W Gillam, Andrew R Gillam, Tricia L Casler, Katelyn Curcio
AIM: A nursing study aimed to increase patient understanding of new medications and their side effects, and positively impact Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores for medications communication. BACKGROUND: Hospital patients' understanding of new medications and side effects is a major satisfaction indicator when formal surveys serve as quality measures. Medical/surgical unit survey scores at a 328-bed Texas hospital were below average...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Donna Guillaume, Sybil Crawford, Patricia Quigley
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe characteristics of middle-age inpatients' (ages 45-64) fallers and their fall and fall injury risk factors. BACKGROUND: Middle-age falls were 42-46% of inpatient falls. Studies related to inpatient falls have not targeted this population. METHODS: A 439 retrospective chart review was performed. Middle-age fall and injury rates were compared with ages 21-44 and 65-90. RESULTS: The mean age was 55...
August 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
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