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Applied Nursing Research: ANR

Sevilay Erden, Sevban Arslan, Sevgi Deniz, Pınar Kaya, Derya Gezer
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January 10, 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Lixia Chen, Jing Zhang, Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: The aims are to assess the health-promoting lifestyle status of nursing assistants in nursing homes in China and explore the roles of demographic, health conception, perceived health behavior self-efficacy, and job satisfaction in health-promoting lifestyles. METHOD: Using a cross-sectional descriptive design and convenience sampling, 285 nursing assistants from different nursing homes in Hangzhou were investigated using the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II, Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practice Scale, Health Conception Scale, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and a demographic questionnaire to measure their health-promoting lifestyle status...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Rong Nie, Yanhong Han, Jiaqi Xu, Qiao Huang, Jing Mao
AIM: To explore illness perception and perceived risk of developing diabetes complications in relation to health-promoting self-care behaviors among Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. BACKGROUND: Illness and risk perceptions are important determinants of various health behaviors. However, few studies have simultaneously examined the impacts of these two constructs on self-care among diabetic patients. METHODS: Data were collected on participants' characteristics, illness perception, risk perception, and health-promoting self-care behaviors over 6months among 304 subjects from three general hospitals...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
David Hemsworth, Anahita Baregheh, Samar Aoun, Arminee Kazanjian
AIM: This study had conducted a comprehensive analysis of the psychometric properties of Proqol 5, professional quality of work instrument among nurses and palliative care-workers on the basis of three independent datasets. The goal is to see the general applicability of this instrument across multiple populations. BACKGROUND: Although the Proqol scale has been widely adopted, there are few attempts that have thoroughly analyzed this instrument across multiple datasets using multiple populations...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Stella Ploukou, Efharis Panagopoulou
BACKGROUND: Nurses experience high levels of stress associated with the demands of their workplace. Anxiety and depression symptoms are common in this occupational group and the necessity of supportive actions is vital. This is especially true for nurses working in high intensity and demanding settings such as oncology units. AIM: This study examined the effects of a music intervention on anxiety, depression, and psychosomatic symptoms of oncology nurses. METHODS: Forty-eight oncology nurses, were randomized to either an intervention group (n = 22) attending four consecutive weekly 1-h music classes or a control group with no intervention (n = 26) who maintained their usual lifestyle habits, for one month...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Emerson E Ea, Alison Colbert, Melanie Turk, Victoria Vaughan Dickson
BACKGROUND: Despite the strong literature on the influence of self-care on hypertension (HTN) diagnosis, there is a notable lack of studies that explore self-care among Filipino immigrants in the United States (US) who have HTN. AIM: To determine the levels of and relationships between and among acculturation, acculturative stress, HTN self-efficacy, patient activation, and HTN self-care among first generation Filipino immigrants in the US who have HTN. DESIGN: A cross-sectional correlational design was used to determine the relationships between and among acculturation, acculturative stress, HTN self-efficacy, patient activation, and HTN self-care using the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Mohannad Eid AbuRuz, Fawwaz Alaloul, Ghadeer Al-Dweik
AIM: To examine the effect of depressive symptoms on in-hospital complication rates after Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the primary cause of death worldwide. AMI is the most common consequence of CHD. Depressive symptoms are an important risk factor for CHD and increased risk of AMI. Understanding the relationship between depressive symptoms and short term complications for patients with AMI is important for determining their needs, developing interventions, and evaluating the outcomes of interventions...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Can Gu, Carmen W H Chan, Ka Ming Chow, Shengbo Yang, Yang Luo, Huilin Cheng, Honghong Wang
BACKGROUND: In China, cervical cancer cases are increasing, making an impact on the worldwide burden of cervical cancer. Despite the initiatives undertaken by the Chinese government, the current coverage of cervical screening in China remains suboptimal. There is an urgent need to identify the facilitators and barriers associated with the uptake of cervical cancer screening among the Chinese population. PURPOSE: The study aimed to explore the experiences and perceptions of cervical cancer screening of mainland Chinese women in relation to their screening behaviour, particularly in the aspects of health care system and health profession roles...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Mary Jane Genuino
The 2014 national percentage for 30-day readmissions among Medicare recipients from Post-Acute Care Unit (PACU) showed: Heart Failure (HF) with major complications and co-morbidities, an average of 24.09%, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with complications and co-morbidities 23.12%. The percentage of readmissions for New Jersey among PACU showed: HF with major complications and co-morbidities, an average of 24.40% and COPD 26.35% (Avalere Health, 2014). For this study site, the hospital readmission rate was not specifically broken down according to condition/diagnosis...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Giulia Villa, Duilio F Manara, Tommaso Brancato, Gennaro Rocco, Alessandro Stievano, Ercole Vellone, Rosaria Alvaro
AIM: To explore the experiences of self-care of patients with urostomy and to identify the influencing factors of self-care. BACKGROUND: The creation of a urostomy results in the loss of an important bodily function and an alteration of the body image and causes physical, psychological, and social changes in the lifestyle through the adjustment and management of the new condition. In literature, there are few studies that analyze the lifestyle of people with urostomy...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
I H Kraai, K M Vermeulen, H L Hillege, T Jaarsma
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of patient reported outcomes helps to provide personalized care on a patient level, optimize care on a population level, and identify the most appropriate patient reported outcomes for clinical trials. To be able to provide personalized care to patients with HF, it is important to know which treatment goals patients with HF consider the most important. This is particularly useful for interventions aimed at improving symptoms, functional status, or health-related quality of life...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Gulay Yazici, Hulya Bulut
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections extend hospitalization time, increase treatment costs and increase morbidity-mortality rates. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of a care bundle aimed at preventing three most frequent intensive care unit-acquired infections. MATERIALS AND METHOD: This quasi-experimental study occurred in an 18-bed tertiary care intensive care unit at a university hospital in Turkey. The sample consisted of 120 patients older than 18years and receiving invasive mechanical ventilation therapy, or had a central venous catheter or urinary catheter...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Jin Suk Ra, Mi Sook Jung
INTRODUCTION: This study examined school-related factors affecting smoking intention among Korean middle school students who were current non-smokers. METHODS: We used a descriptive, cross-sectional design based on the model explaining smoking initiation among Asian adolescents, to analyze data from 561 adolescents aged 14-16years in middle school. RESULTS: School-related cognitive and psychological engagement and close friends' smoking were significantly associated with smoking intention after controlling for covariates, such as personal and familial factors...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Joyce J Fitzpatrick
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February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Jacqueline M Gordon, Lori S Lauver, Harleah G Buck
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia post-cardiac surgery is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Recent studies suggest maintaining liberal glycemic control (<180mg/dL) using a continuous insulin infusion (CII) versus strict control achieves optimal outcomes and prevents hypoglycemia. PURPOSE: To develop, implement and evaluate a nurse managed liberal CII protocol. METHODS: Retrospective review of 144 strict CII patient records and 147 liberal CII patient records...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Ponrathi Athilingam, Bradlee A Jenkins, Heather Zumpano, Miguel A Labrador
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) causes significant symptom burden and human suffering with considerable economic burden due to hospital readmissions. Targeted interventions to encourage and support self-management behavior is warranted. AIM: To test the proof of concept of a mobile application (HeartMapp) in improving self-care management of patients with heart failure. METHOD: An exploratory inquiry used a field study strategy with purposeful sampling and constant comparative analysis to test the proof of concept of HeartMapp using The Business Model Canvas framework...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Mary Dial, Jennifer Holmes, Robin McGownd, M Cecilia Wendler
AIM: Obesity is a common co-morbidity of hospitalized patients, and nurses sometimes have great difficulty meeting the skin care needs of patients of size. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify successful self-care strategies patients of size used to care for themselves at home, in order to replicate these successes in the hospital. BACKGROUND: When patients who are obese are hospitalized they are vulnerable to complications, including skin integrity problems...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Rhayun Song, Hyunkyoung Oh, Sukhee Ahn, Sue Moorhead
AIM: The purpose of this study was to validate the Cardiac Health Behavior Scale for Korean adults (CHB-K) to determine its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the most important chronic diseases due to their high prevalence and mortality rates. Patients with cardiovascular risks or diseases need to perform appropriate cardiac health behaviors that help to prevent the progression of the disease and improve their health status...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Amy L Ford, Mary E Cramer, Leeza Struwe
BACKGROUND: Maternity care and women's health are measured, in part, by the stillbirth rate of a country. The purposes of this pilot project were to: a) establish a baseline of health care provider knowledge regarding stillbirth risk factors based on geographic distribution (urban/rural) and provider licensure (MD, APRN, PA, CNM) and b) evaluate the utility of a Stillbirth Risk Factor Toolkit and its effects on provider knowledge. METHODS: Evaluative research using a retrospective pre-posttest survey design was completed...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Debra Dobbs, John Hobday, Rosalyn Roker, Merrie J Kaas, Victor Molinari
BACKGROUND: There has been a proliferation of online training programs for nursing home direct care staff related to dementia care, yet little is known about the effectiveness of the training. Some evidence exists that online training is effective in addressing problem behaviors of nursing home residents with dementia by enhancing self-efficacy, improving attitudes, and increasing knowledge of nursing home staff. STUDY AIM: The current study aim was to evaluate the implementation of an online training program consisting of ten, one-hour modules which applies the CARES® concepts and learning framework to activities of daily living (ADL) care for persons with dementia...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
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