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Applied Nursing Research: ANR

Tay Swee Cheng, Piyanee Klainin-Yobas, Eleanor Holroyd, Violeta Lopez
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August 21, 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Marlene Steinheiser
Compassion fatigue is a concept that has been widely used to represent a phenomenon of concern to nurses and relevant to their well-being; yet, this concept lacks clarity and has been difficult to quantify (Figley, 1995; Sabo, 2006). The purpose of this article is to present the current conceptual model of compassion fatigue as applied in research, focusing on my study of nurses caring for older adults in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). I will describe some of the challenges with the mostly commonly used Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) model, and corresponding ProQOL Version 5 tool used to study compassion fatigue and offer directions for future research...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Marva Foster
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Heart Failure (HF) is expected to increase by 46% from 2012 to 2030, which will result in over 8 million adults with HF. The development and testing of interventions that can support HF self-care behaviors is critical. AIM: Determine the: 1) feasibility of using the HF App in middle to older adult community dwelling patients with HF; and 2) acceptability of using the HF App mobile health application. METHODS: A convenience sample of community dwelling HF participants daily used the HF App to enter physiologic data, answer questions about symptoms, reviewed HF education within the application and received reminders over a two-week period...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Teri Aronowitz, BoRam Kim, Paul Vu, Ari Bergeron
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The successful recruitment and retention of participants is integral to the translation of research findings. Recruitment begins once you have defined your focus population and identified where and how to reach them (i.e., targeting). Formative evaluation can provide valuable information on recruitment, given the dynamics of different communities and the potential for certain strategies to work better than others with high-risk groups. The preliminary work of engaging the population of interest is essential to successfully attracting and retaining the involvement of populations of interest...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Kristin L Corey, Mary K McCurry, Kristen A Sethares, Meg Bourbonniere, Karen B Hirschman, Salimah H Meghani
As Internet accessibility grows among adults in the United States, researchers' utilization of Internet-based surveys and recruitment strategies has increased, but there is a paucity of knowledge about their use in different age groups of former dementia caregivers. The purpose of this secondary analysis is to describe 1) the use of Internet-based recruitment in obtaining a sample inclusive of young and middle aged (age 18-64), young-old (age 65-74), and older-old (age 75 and older) former dementia caregivers and 2) the feasibility of collecting data using an online survey in young and middle aged, young-old, and older-old former dementia caregivers...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Bonnie M Hagerty, Melissa A Bathish
BACKGROUND: Depression is a leading cause of disability globally. It is a recurrent chronic illness that affects over three million people worldwide. Self-management has been found to positively impact depression outcomes but few techniques or interventions are theory-based and can be used either with or without the support of mental health care providers. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to test the relationship between a self-management intervention called the Self-Regulated Illness Management of Depression (SRIM-D) intervention and specific health outcomes (depression, self-efficacy, social support and quality of life)...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Rolsanna R Ramos, Catherine C Calidgid
AIM: To assess the patient safety culture (PSC) among nurses at a government hospital BACKGROUND: Culture of patient safety is acknowledged as a critical component to the quality of health care. Despite the increasing curiosity on PSC, little studies are available in the Philippine context. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional, single-center study using total population sampling technique was conducted. PSC was assessed using the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) among Registered Nurses...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Hawa O Abu, Milena D Anatchkova, Nathaniel A Erskine, Joanne Lewis, David D McManus, Catarina I Kiefe, Heena P Santry
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers play a critical role in the care transitions. Therefore, efforts to improve this process should be informed by their perspectives. AIM: The study objective was to explore the factors that negatively/positively influence care transitions following an unplanned hospitalization from the perspective of healthcare providers. METHODS: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews conducted between February and September of 2016 at a single academic medical center...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Joanne Garside, John Stephenson, Helen Curtis, Mary Morrell, Christine Dearnley, Felicity Astin
OBJECTIVE: High levels of environmental noise in hospitals disturbs sleep. We aimed to identify, critically appraise and summarise primary research that reports studies that tested interventions to reduce night-time noise levels in ward-settings. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. DATA SOURCES: Key health-related and specialist acoustic databases (CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, NHS Evidence, Knovel, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Acta Acustica and Acoustics in Practice) were searched from their inception to April 2017, with no language restrictions...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Young-Me Lee, Laren Riesche, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Kaka Shim
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine Korean-Americans (KA) parents' level of knowledge and perceptions of the HPV vaccination, and to identify the differences in parental knowledge and perceptions of the HPV vaccine between KA parents who have vaccinated their children versus those who have not. BACKGROUND: While there are significant concerns about HPV infection, lower immunization rates, and higher cervical cancer risks facing KAs, limited attention has been paid to the specific concerns of KA parents and barriers that underlie parental reluctance to vaccinate their children...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Shannon Munro, Dian Baker
Consistently delivered, effective oral care targets bacterial multiplication reducing the risk of non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP). AIM: Determine the effect of a twice daily oral care initiative on the incidence and cost of NV-HAP. METHODS: This single arm intervention study used pre/post population data to determine the effectiveness of a universal, standardized oral care protocol vs. usual care in preventing NV-HAP. This phase followed a retrospective study of 14,396 patient days (2002-2012) that determined the pre-intervention levels of nursing care provided, and the overall disease prevalence...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Nicola Credland, Judith Dyson, Miriam J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Early Warning Scores were introduced into acute hospitals in 2000. 99% of acute hospitals employ a EWS to monitor deteriorating patients with 97.9% of these linked to a referral protocol. Despite this high level of adoption, there has been little improvement in the recognition and response to deteriorating patients over the last decade. OBJECTIVE: To explore the patterns of compliance with Early Warning Track and Trigger Tools. DESIGN: A narrative review...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Nahla Shaaban Khalil
AIM: To examine Critical Care Nurses' Practices of Non-pharmacological Pain Management Interventions in Egypt. METHODS: Descriptive exploratory design was utilized in the current study with a convenience sample of 60 critical care nurses working in three intensive care units at Al Manial university Hospital, Egypt. The questionnaires included; nurses' demographic data, non-pharmacological pain management checklist utilizing likert scale, and perceived barriers to the practice of non-pharmacological pain management interventions...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Wen P Chang
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore how social support has an impact on nursing personnel's coping ability when they are faced with a death in a clinical situation. BACKGROUND: The amount of social support may have an impact on nursing personnel's ability to cope with patient deaths. METHODS: Overall, 323 effective questionnaires were returned. Their respective scores calculated according to the Death Coping Self-Efficacy Scale and Social Support Scale, using hierarchical regression for a statistical test...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Karen Tang, Wei-Ti Chen
AIM: This paper examines HIV-infected Asian Americans' experiences with religion throughout the course of their illness and their family relationships. BACKGROUND: As the number of Asians in the United States continues to grow, health professionals are beginning notice obvious gaps of knowledge in caring for this population, including HIV-infected individuals. Little is known about the impact of religion and faith on Asian Americans with HIV and their families. The study focuses on the participants' reported experiences to understand the variety of roles religion can play in the progression of a highly stigmatized chronic disease...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Cha-Nam Shin, Young-Shin Lee, Michael Belyea
BACKGROUND: A growing body of evidence indicates the importance of physical activity during midlife period linked to the likelihood of healthy aging, while the likelihood of an individual engaging in physical activity depends largely on their perceived benefits and barriers to being physically active. AIM: This study was to examine physical activity levels of midlife Korean American adults and their perceived benefits and barriers to physical activity compared with young and older adults...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Claudia Cianfrocca, Valeria Caponnetto, Daniele Donati, Loreto Lancia, Daniela Tartaglini, Enrico Di Stasio
Chronic diseases are mostly managed by family caregivers that often face the "caregiver burden". This study aimed to understand whether a multidisciplinary theoretical-practical training course could influence the burden, health literacy and needs of caregivers. Seventy-six familial caregivers were asked to complete the Caregiver Burden Inventory-CBI, Caregiver Needs Assessment-CNA, and Health Literacy Questionnaire-HLQ, before and after the course. A significant decrease in CBI and an increase of CNA were observed...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Parag Goyal, Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Celia Egan, Michelle Unterbrink, Yvonne Francis-Heaven, Ashley E Giambrone, Renuka Gupta
BACKGROUND: Alphanumeric paging is underutilized, despite being the standard mode of communication between physicians and nurses at many hospitals across the United States. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that an educational program designed to teach optimal alphanumeric paging behavior in conjunction with providing nurses with alphanumeric pagers would improve the quality and efficiency of nurse pages. METHODS: We implemented an educational program to teach nurses about optimal alphanumeric paging, defined as including four important components-patient identification, clinical scenario, sender identification, and callback number...
December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Shanina Knighton
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December 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Patricia M Burbank, Gary J Burkholder, Joan Dugas
AIM: The purpose of these studies was to determine the reliability and validity of the 24 item Perspectives on Caring for Older Patients (PCOP) scale and further develop the scale as a useful tool for measuring nurses' perspectives toward caring for older patients. BACKGROUND: Ageism has long been an issue in the U.S. as well as globally and is reflected in the attitudes of nurses caring for older patients. Most research in this area utilizes scales that measure attitudes toward older adults or aging in general which is different from how nurses feel about caring for older patients...
October 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
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