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International Journal of Nursing Practice

Gülten Güvenç, Semra Kocaöz, Gülşah Kök
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common health problem and negatively affects the quality of life of women who are afflicted. The aim of the study is to explore the prevalence and risk factors of UI among climacteric Turkish women and to examine the effects of UI on their quality of life. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 258 women aged 40-64 years who visited the outpatient clinic in Ankara, Turkey, between 15 June 2012 and 15 January 2013. The data were collected using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short Form and the Incontinence Quality of Life Questionnaire...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Anthony Tuckett, John L Oliffe
The aim of this research is to describe the experiences of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students looking for employment after graduation. This qualitative study draws from 2008, 2009 and 2010 responses provided by 197 recently graduated Australian and New Zealand nurses and midwives to, Describe your experiences gaining employment as a nurse or midwife after graduation. Two themes were inductively derived, Taking what you can get and I had a job lined up. Within the taking what you can get theme, respondents efforts to gain employment as a nurse or midwife after graduation were challenged by limited choices round the type of clinical practice available and/or job insecurity...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Aiqun Zhu, Ting Wang, Shali Wen
Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) are widely used in clinical nursing, but indwelling time remains a subject of debate. This study aimed to assess the risk factors for PIVC phlebitis in adults and provide a basis for indwelling time decisions. A total of 189 first-time PIVC patients in the emergency ward were assessed between May and October 2015. Data were retrieved for patient characteristics and PIVC assessment records. This study showed that over two-thirds (67.72%) of PIVCs were removed because of phlebitis, including oedema (37...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Ahmed Mohammad Al-Smadi, Ala Ashour, Issa Hweidi, Besher Gharaibeh, Donna Fitzsimons
The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review that investigates the differences in illness perception with age and gender in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Previous studies show some discrepancies regarding the influence of age and gender on the specific dimensions of coronary artery disease patients' illness perception. A systematic review using a narrative synthesis process included preliminary synthesis, exploration of relationships and assessment of the robustness of the synthesis and findings was conducted...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Eunyoung Hong, Young Sook Lee
This study was designed to construct and test the structural equation modelling on nurses' turnover intention including emotional labour, job stress, emotional intelligence and burnout in order to identify the mediating effect of emotional intelligence between those variables. Emotional labour, job stress and burnout increase turnover intention of nurses. However, emotional intelligence is negatively correlated with emotional labour and reduces job stress, burnout and turnover intention. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the goodness of fit of the hypothetical model of nurses' turnover intention...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Nobuko Katahira, Keiko Tsukasaki
Home care programs for older people have been developed around the world. Nurses are key to these programs. The aim of this study is to explore details of the nursing activities used in group homes to provide a basis for describing effective nursing practices in such facilities. A self-administered questionnaire was sent to 240 randomly selected facilities throughout Japan in 2013. Responses indicated that the activities of nurses in managing the health of older people included determining the need for medical consultations, dealing with emergencies, and making arrangements for the use of flexible care services...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hee Sook Yoon, Sohyune R Sok
The aim of this study was to examine the experience of violence in relation to burnout and job satisfaction in Korean nurses in the emergency medical centre setting. Participants were 236 nurses in the emergency medical centre setting of three metropolitan areas in Korea. Measures included a general characteristics form, characteristics related to experiences of violence, the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Data were collected from June 2013 to February 2014. In the prediction model, 33...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hannele Poutiainen, Tuovi Hakulinen, Päivi Mäki, Tiina Laatikainen
The study aimed to establish whether family characteristics and the health behaviour and illnesses of parents and children are associated with public health nurses' (PHNs') concerns about children's physical health and psychosocial development in the context of health examinations. Factors affecting children's health and well-being should be identified as early as possible to provide children and families appropriate support. In 2007-2009, a cross-sectional study in Finland collected information about PHNs' concerns, children's health and well-being as well as the background factors affecting them during health examinations of preschool-age children and school-aged children (n = 4795)...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Shu Cai, Wenzhi Cai, Ling Deng, Baota Cai, Min Yu
The aims of the study are to explore the satisfaction of health-care staff in Chinese public hospitals with different aspects of their organizational environment and to identify factors affecting this satisfaction. The satisfaction of hospital staff members with organizational environment could be associated with the quality of patient care and patients' satisfaction. The design of the study is in the form of a survey. A questionnaire survey was performed from April to November 2008 to collect demographic characteristics of hospital staff members and analyse which organizational environment factors (hospital security policy and professional care, environmental security, safety of operations and management of human resources) influence staff satisfaction...
August 30, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kun Li, Mei Rosemary Fu, Qiheng Zhao, Li Chen
Symptom assessment is crucial for patient care through the entire disease trajectory. Patients often experience multiple symptoms concurrently. The symptom experience index is reliable and valid as an instrument developed in the USA for assessing multiple symptoms and distress. The aim of the study was to translate and evaluate the Chinese version of the instrument in healthy adults and oncology patients. This is a psychometric study with a cross-sectional design. To ensure the semantic equivalence and content validity, an integrative translation method was employed to translate the English version into Chinese language...
August 25, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Wei Qi Suen, Siriwan Lim, Wenru Wang, Yanika Kowitlawakul
Nursing students have experienced stress because they need to focus on academic performance while being exposed to a clinical environment. The study aimed to identify the contributing factors of stress and the clinical environment expectations of undergraduate nursing students during their clinical practice at a university in Singapore. A cross-sectional descriptive study design using validated surveys was adopted. The Stressors in Nursing Students and the Clinical Learning Environment Inventory questionnaires were used to collect the data in January 2014...
August 9, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Toni Hains, Catherine Turner, Haakan Strand
The term Non-Medical Surgical Assistant (NMSA) encompasses all roles where healthcare clinicians without a medical degree provide clinical services during the perioperative cycle. The role of NMSA is gaining momentum within Australia. It is timely to ascertain who is preforming the role and quantify the practice setting and scope of practice to enable a nationally recognised platform for role evolution. For two months in 2015 a NMSA Practice Audit was available online. Sampling was initially of a convenience modality...
August 4, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lin Perry
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October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Caroline Kovacs
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October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Merja Sahlström, Pirjo Partanen, Cheryl Rathert, Hannele Turunen
The aim of this study was to elicit patient safety experts' views of patient participation in promoting patient safety. Data were collected between September and December in 2014 via an electronic semi-structured questionnaire and interviews with Finnish patient safety experts (n = 21), then analysed using inductive content analysis. Patient safety experts regarded patients as having a crucial role in promoting patient safety. They generally deemed the level of patient safety as 'acceptable' in their organizations, but reported that patient participation in their own safety varied, and did not always meet national standards...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Li Pei, Yan Wang, Chunyan Y Sun, Qing Zhang
The purpose of the study was to explore the individual, social and environmental factors influencing regular exercise on the basis of the theoretical framework of social ecological model among adults with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. A total of 122 participants were chosen from Tianjin Metabolic Disease Hospital from November 2013 to May 2014. Information on exercise status and influencing factors was collected. Most participants took walking as the mode of exercise and exercised alone. Only 59...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hava Özkan, Ayla Çapik, Zehra Demet Üst, Ayşenur Aksoy, Handan Ceylan
It is not always possible to achieve a successful induction. Bishop scoring system is an efficient method used in determining whether the induction will be effective or not. The aim of this study was to train midwives on the benefits and use of the Bishop scoring system and to minimize the unnecessary use of induction. This study was conducted as pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design. This study was conducted in a maternity hospital in Erzurum between 01 February and 31 July 2012. In the study, the midwives received training on the use of the Bishop scoring system, and changes in their knowledge levels and application during practice of induction were then evaluated...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Heesook Son, Erika Friedmann, Sue A Thomas, Youn-Jung Son
Data from the Patients and Families Psychological Response to the Home Automated External Defibrillator Trial were used to examine the relationship between biopsychosocial variables and patients' coping strategies postmyocardial infarction. This study is the secondary data analysis of longitudinal observational study. A total of 460 patient-spouse pairs were recruited in January 2003 to October 2005. Hierarchical linear regression analysis examined biological/demographic, psychological and social variables regarding patients' coping scores using the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Merlinda Aluş Tokat, Muzafer Sancı, Semra Girgeç, Nur Gözde Kulhan, Çiler Yeygel Özcan
BACKGROUND: Women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have at least sevenfold increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes compared with non-GDM mothers. The risk can be decreased by self-care measures. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the postpartum education and lifestyle changes of Turkish women with previous GDM. METHOD: This was a retrospective descriptive epidemiological study. A total of 111 women who had given birth within the previous 3-4 years were interviewed by telephone between December 2013 and April 2014...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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