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International Journal of Nursing Practice

Aldrin Vas, Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Sudha Vidyasagar, Raviraja Acharya, Nileshwar Radhakrishna Rau, Anice George, Tessy Jose, Baby Nayak
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a major noncommunicable disease, which is increasing, and approximately 415 million people are affected around the globe. Since diabetes is a lifelong disease, patients require better understanding and knowledge of the condition to become self-reliant in making diabetes-related decisions. AIMS: This systematic review was performed to assess the effectiveness of diabetes self-management programs in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken to identify all published English language articles through EBSCO discovery services in the following electronic database: Science Direct, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, and Access Medicine...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Yuling Chen, Shu Ding, Xiangjun Tao, Xinwei Feng, Sai Lu, Yuzhi Shen, Ying Wu, Xiangguang An
AIMS: Postoperative delirium (POD) and declined cognitive function were common in patients (especially elderly patients) who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which may affect quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to determine the relationships among age, POD, declined cognitive function, and QoL in patients who underwent CABG. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent first time elective CABG and assessed for POD using Confusion Assessment Method for intensive care unit for 5 postoperative days from November 2013 to March 2015 were recruited...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hyo-Suk Song, JiYeon Choi, Youn-Jung Son
BACKGROUND: Ineffective communication of critical care nurses can lead to higher levels of burnout and negatively affect quality of patient care and patient outcomes such as higher mortality. AIM: The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship between professional communication competences and nursing performance of critical care nurses in South Korea. METHOD: This cross-sectional study collected data on 197 intensive care unit staff nurses in 3 tertiary academic medical centres in South Korea from July to November 2014...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
John Robert Bautista, Trisha T C Lin
AIM: To explore how and why mobile instant messaging applications are used by Filipino nurses as part of their work. METHODS: Guided by the uses and gratifications theory, in-depth interviews with 20 staff nurses working in 9 hospitals (ie, 4 private and 5 public hospitals) in the Philippines were conducted in July 2015. Interview data were analysed through a phenomenological perspective to thematic analysis. RESULTS: Results show that mobile instant messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger and Viber were mostly used by staff nurses and these were accessed using their own smartphones...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hyun Sook Kim, Mi Young Kim, Mi-Kyoung Cho, Sun Joo Jang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop flipped learning models for clinical practicums and compare their effectiveness regarding learner motivation toward learning, satisfaction, and confidence in performing core nursing skills among undergraduate nursing students in Korea. METHODS: This study was a randomized clinical trial designed to compare the effectiveness of 2 flipped learning models. Data were collected for 3 days from October 21 to 23, 2015 before the clinical practicum was implemented and for 2 weeks from October 26 to December 18, 2015 during the practicum period...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Feray Gökdoğan, Duygu Kes
AIMS: The aim of the study was to create a Turkish version of the Adherence to Refills and Medications Scale (ARMS-7) and to examine its validity and reliability. METHODS: The sample of this methodological type study consisted of 100 Turkish patients with chronic disease. In the evaluation of data, the content validity index, Cronbach α, test-retest, item total score correlation, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and adherence statistics were used. RESULTS: The scale's content validity index was 0...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Ying Tsao, Hui-Chen Kuo, Hsui-Chuan Lee, Shuenn-Jiun Yiin
AIM: Distress associated with needle-related procedures is a major concern in preschool-aged children nursing. This study developed a medical picture book for supporting preschool-aged children facing a venipuncture and determined the effectiveness of such a book intervention in decreasing behavioural distress. METHODS: The picture book was designed in 3 stages: developing stories on medical situations, penning the text, and drafting the book. We conducted a quasiexperimental study to examine the effectiveness of the book...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Su Hyun Kim
AIM: The aim of this study is to validate a short version of the Korean functional Health Literacy Test. BACKGROUND: Development of a brief and valid health literacy assessment tool, with an optimal cut-off value, is essential to identify individuals with low health literacy in the Korean-speaking population. DESIGN: This is a psychometric validation study of the instrument. METHODS: Item response analysis using 2-parameter logistic estimates was used for item reduction...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Misoon Song, Kyoungsan Seo, Suyoung Choi, Jeongshil Choi, Hana Ko, Soo Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Despite the great need for health interventions among seniors centre participants, this matter has received little attention. AIM AND DESIGN: This systematic review aimed to identify what types of health interventions are effective and feasible for seniors centre participants. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Ovid, CINAHL, Google Scholar, EMBASE, and RISS were searched. REVIEW METHODS: We searched for health intervention studies conducted in seniors centres published in English and Korean between 1990 and 2014...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Sayori Sakanashi, Kimie Fujita
AIM: This concept analysis defined and described the components of empowerment of family caregivers who care for adults and the elderly. METHODS: Rodgers evolutionary method of concept analysis was used. Data sources included Pub Med, CINAHL, Scopus, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi. Thirty articles published between 1995 and 2015 focusing on the empowerment of family caregivers providing care to adults and the elderly were selected. RESULT: The analysis reveals 6 attributes, 5 antecedents, and 5 consequences...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Eeva Harju, Anja Rantanen, Marja Kaunonen, Mika Helminen, Taina Isotalo, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki
AIMS: To describe the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with prostate cancer and their spouses in comparison with the Finnish general population, using the RAND 36-Item Health Survey. An additional purpose was to describe the associations between the background variables of the participants and their HRQOL. BACKGROUND: The HRQOL of patients with prostate cancer and especially their spouses at the time of diagnosis is not well known. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Karoline Faria de Oliveira, Kleiton Gonçalves Nascimento, Adriana Cristina Nicolussi, Suzel Regina Ribeiro Chavaglia, Cleudmar Amaral de Araújo, Maria Helena Barbosa
AIM: To assess the scientific evidence about the types of support surfaces used in intraoperative surgical practice in the prevention of pressure ulcers due to surgical positioning. METHOD: This is an integrative literature review. The electronic databases Cochrane, PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Lilacs, and CINAHL were used. The descriptors surgical patients, support surfaces, perioperative care, patient positioning, and pressure ulcer were used in the search strategy...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen, Emilia Kielo, Jouko Katajisto, Helena Leino-Kilpi
AIM: To analyze the level of nurses' foot health and its associations with work well-being. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was applied to a random sample of Finnish nurses (n = 411). The data were collected between May 18 and June 21, 2015 using a self-administered Foot Health Assessment Instrument and analyzed using descriptive statistics and parametric tests. RESULTS: Nurses had a variety of foot problems. Dry skin, foot pain, and corns or calluses were the most prevalent foot problems...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Gina Marie Wilson, Ame Masemo Ame, Maimuna Mohamed Khatib, Elizabeth K Rende, Ann Michelle Hartman, Jane Blood-Siegfried
AIM: To assess the efficacy and feasibility of implementing Helping Babies Breathe, a neonatal resuscitation programme for resource-limited environments. BACKGROUND: This quality improvement project focused on training midwives on Helping Babies Breathe to address high rates of neonatal mortality secondary to birth asphyxia. METHODS: The convenience sample was 33 midwives in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The train-the-trainer strategy with repeated measures design was used to assess knowledge and skills at 3 time points...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Chun-Ja Kim, JeeWon Park, Se-Won Kang, Elizabeth A Schlenk
AIM: The study purpose was to determine factors affecting aging cognitive function of 3,645 community-dwelling older adults in Korea. METHODS: The Hasegawa Dementia Scale assessed aging cognitive function, blood analyses and anthropometrics assessed cardio-metabolic risk factors, and the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form Korean Version assessed depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Participants with poor aging cognitive function were more likely to be in the late age group (≥75 y) and currently smoking and have a medical history of stroke, high body mass index, and high level of depressive symptoms; they were also less likely to engage in regular meals and physical activities...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Emine Kol, Emine İlaslan, Mehtap Turkay
AIM: The objective of this study was to identify the satisfaction levels of nurses with positive environment initiatives and positive management strategies. METHOD: In total, 235 and 259 nurses participated in the study before and after the application of the initiatives and strategies, respectively. Strategies adopted from the magnet model to create positive work environments and management styles were executed according to the forces of magnetism. Data related to satisfaction were collected twice, once before and once after the strategies to create positive working environments were implemented...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Tuğba Karataş, Hatice Bostanoğlu
AIM: This study was performed to assess perceived social support and psychosocial adjustment in patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS: Participants were 250 patients referred to the cardiology outpatient clinic of a university hospital in Ankara, Turkey, between December 2013 and March 2014. Data were collected using a participant information form, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale-Self-Report...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Natalie Bradford
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May 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Anne Wareing
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May 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Tinda Rabie, Hester C Klopper, Siedine K Coetzee
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the perceptions of nurse managers, nurses, and a physician in the community health centre with the most positive practice environment in a province of South Africa. METHODS: Ten (N = 10) semistructured individual interviews were conducted with personnel of the community health centre with the most positive practice environment. RESULTS: Personnel cited the following as the most important characteristics of a positive practice environment in a primary health care setting: support, leadership and governance, collegial nurse-physician relationships, and quality of care...
May 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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