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International Journal of Nursing Practice

Won-Hee Choi, Yeong-Mi Seo, Yeongmi Ha
AIMS: To examine specific self-care behaviours, depression, and diabetes-related stress among South Korean patients with type 2 diabetes and to evaluate whether these factors are related to glycaemic control. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 171 patients with type 2 diabetes who visited an endocrinology clinic. A structured questionnaire and electronic medical records were used to collect data regarding self-care behaviours, depression, diabetes-related distress, and glycaemic control between May 2015 and July 2015...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Shiwen Sun, Junqin Li, Yuanying Ma, Huilian Bu, Qiong Luo, Xiaoyan Yu
AIM: We examined the effects of a family-support programme for pregnant women with foetal abnormalities in terms of family support, depression, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was conducted from November 2016 to June 2017. A total of 124 pregnant women with foetal abnormalities were recruited and randomly assigned to the intervention group that received a family-support programme or control group that received only routine care...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lisa Whitehead
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November 22, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Amanda Wilson
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November 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Shelby L Garner, Tanya Sudia, Spurgeon Rachaprolu
AIM: To determine smartphone access and use including future opportunities for mHealth and potential ethical implications among health care professionals practicing at a health care facility in Bengaluru, India. BACKGROUND: The evolution of smart phones can provide convenient, portable, and rapid access to resources for health care professionals. While mobile phone accessibility has improved in recent years in many low and middle-income countries, the use of smart phones to address health priorities remains limited in some limited resource settings...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Joko Gunawan, Yupin Aungsuroch, Mary L Fisher
AIMS: To determine the factors contributing to managerial competence of first-line nurse managers. BACKGROUND: Understanding factors affecting managerial competence of nurse managers remains important to increase the performance of organizations; however, there is sparse research examining factors that influence managerial competence of first-line nurse managers. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: The search strategy was conducted from April to July 2017 that included 6 electronic databases: Science Direct, PROQUEST Dissertations and Theses, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Google Scholar for the years 2000 to 2017 with full text in English...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Ali Ahmad Ammouri, Ahmad H Abu Raddaha, Jansi Natarajan, Melba Sheila D'Souza
AIMS: Our aim is to assess perception of risk of developing coronary heart disease and to examine its associations with individuals' characteristics and health behaviours among Omani people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). BACKGROUND: Evaluating perceptions of being at risk of developing a disease may give insight into health promotion behaviours. People with diabetes are at high risk of coronary heart disease. The management of diabetes mellitus should include prevention and control of coronary heart disease...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hana Brborović, Qëndresë Daka, Kushtrim Dakaj, Ognjen Brborović
AIMS: This study comprehensively analysed and systemized the elements associated with nursing sickness presenteeism (SP) and sickness absenteeism (SA). BACKGROUND: Both behaviours represent a real challenge to nursing departments because they can increase costs, cause health care adverse events, and impact the quality of health care. DESIGN: The systematic review of cohort studies was designed to be consistent with the PRISMA guidelines. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, ProQuest, and Emerald were systematically searched for peer-reviewed articles published from the 1950s to December 2016...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Rafaela Azevedo Abrantes de Oliveira, Vander Monteiro da Conceição, Jeferson Santos Araujo, Márcia Maria Fontão Zago
AIM: This study aims to analyse the concept of cancer survivorship using Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis model. BACKGROUND: The lack of a consensus definition as well as the confusion and debate concerning the definitions of "survivor" and "cancer survivorship" hinder an understanding of the intrinsic needs associated with the latter. DESIGN: Concept analysis. METHOD: A systematic literature search was performed using the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, LILACS, and PsycINFO with studies published between 2000 and 2014...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Junru Wang, Xiulan Zou, Ling Cong, Huina Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The concept of nurse-led care (NLC) was not familiar in China. This study was designed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of NLC versus rheumatologist-led care (RLC) in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Patients of either gender (aged ≥18 years) with RA were enrolled at Wenhai Central Hospital, China (January 2015 to December 2015). The participants were then randomized to NLC or RLC. Outcomes of both the groups were compared in terms of effectiveness by measuring the Disease Activity Score 28, visual analogue scores pertaining to pain and fatigue, and duration of morning stiffness...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Cassandra Y W Wong, Hong-Gu He, Shefaly Shorey, Serena S L Koh
AIM: To present a synthesis and summary of midwives' perceptions on the facilitators and barriers of physiological birth. BACKGROUND: Medicalisation of birth has transformed and dictated how birthing should take place since the 20(th) century. Midwives' perceptions on their role within this medicalised environment have not been well documented. DESIGN: An integrative literature review. DATA SOURCES AND REVIEW METHODS: Primary research articles published in English from the period of 2004 to 2015 were included in this review...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Mary K Steinke, Melanie Rogers, Daniela Lehwaldt, Kimberley Lamarche
AIM: To explore the collaborative nature of an international research project with other advanced practice nurse researchers and critically analyse the process. BACKGROUND: Research within the nursing community is recognized internationally as important to ensure that nurses participate in cutting-edge health care and promote evidence-based practices, yet there is little detail found in literature on how a successful collaborative relationship is initiated and conducted in advanced practice research...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Irene Eriksson, Monica Lindblad, Ulrika Möller, Catharina Gillsjö
INTRODUCTION: Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a fairly new role in the Swedish health care system. AIM: To describe patients' experiences of health care provided by an APN in primary health care. METHODS: An inductive, descriptive qualitative approach with qualitative open-ended interviews was chosen to obtain descriptions from 10 participants regarding their experiences of health care provided by an APN. The data were collected during the spring 2012, and a qualitative approach was used for analyze...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Tahereh Bahrami, Nahid Rejeh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Seyed Davood Tadrisi, Christina Sieloff
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on anxiety, depression, and physiologic parameters in older patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 90 older women with acute coronary syndrome. The participants were randomly assigned into the intervention and control groups (n = 45). The intervention group received reflexology with lavender essential oil, but the control group only received routine care...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Mercy Nhamo-Murire, Catriona Ida Macleod
AIM: To review current research on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals' experience of nursing services from an emancipatory nursing practice framework. BACKGROUND: As LGB issues are marginalized in health care, it is important to understand LGB individuals' experiences of nursing. DESIGN: An integrative literature review using critical analysis based on an emancipatory nursing practice framework was conducted. DATA SOURCES: A search of all English nursing journals in the World of Science database was conducted...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lely Lusmilasari, Waraporn Chaiyawat, Branom Rodcumdee
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Parental Feeding Behaviours Questionnaire (PFBQ) to measure feeding behaviours of Indonesian parents of toddlers (young children). METHODS: A total of 696 parents of toddlers were obtained by convenience sampling during September 2013 to April 2014. To validate the PFBQ, confirmatory factor analysis and the contrasted group technique were conducted. Reliability of this instrument was examined by construct reliability and test-retest reliability...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Marie-Clare Balaam, Melanie Haith-Cooper, Alena Pařízková, Marina Joanna Weckend, Valerie Fleming, Triin Roosalu, Sanja Špoljar Vržina
AIM: This paper explores the concept of migrant women as used in European healthcare literature in context of pregnancy to provide a clearer understanding of the concept for use in research and service delivery. METHODS: Walker and Avant's method of concept analysis. RESULTS: The literature demonstrates ambiguity around the concept; most papers do not provide an explicit or detailed definition of the concept. They include the basic idea that women have moved from an identifiable region/country to the country in which the research is undertaken but fail to acknowledge adequately the heterogeneity of migrant women...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Marie Hutchinson, Mary Higson, Debra Jackson
AIMS: Examine the growth and diffusion of research on the concept of nurse rounding and provide definitional clarity on forms of nurse rounding. METHODS: Bibliometric and content analysis of primary research on nurse rounding were used to map development of the field. Manuscripts were identified from a keyword search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases for the period 2000 to 2015. Titles, country of origin, and year of publication along with details on the characteristics and sample of each study were coded on a database...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Gülbahar Korkmaz Aslan, Asiye Kartal, İlgün Özen Çınar, Nazan Koştu
BACKGROUND: Identifying the factors that are associated with health-promoting behaviours in older adults is necessary to increase their willingness and motivation to participate in health-promotion activities. Understanding context-specific attitudes in relation to their influence on health-promoting behaviours is crucial in designing efficient interventions that foster health-promoting behaviours among older adults. AIM: This study aimed to examine the relationships between attitudes towards aging and health-promoting behaviours in older adults in Turkey...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lichun Xu, Yan Hu, Xiaojin Huang, Jianguo Fu, Jinhui Zhang
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of clinically indicated peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) replacement intervals. BACKGROUND: Peripheral intravenous catheters are used internationally, including in China where PIVCs are routinely replaced every 72 to 96 hours. Despite some recent international evidence showing such routine replacement is unnecessary, developing countries such as China have no supporting data. METHOD: This cluster-randomized trial was conducted between December 2 and December 31, 2013, in 10 internal medicine wards and 10 surgery wards at a tertiary referral teaching hospital in Xiamen, China...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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