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International Journal of Nursing Practice

Ying-Ju Liu, Wen-Yih Wu, Sheng-Mou Hsiao, Stella Wan-Hua Ting, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Chiu-Mieh Huang
AIMS: The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of an 8-week pelvic floor muscle training program with surface electromyography feedback, performed in different body positions (supine, sitting, and standing), in women with stress urinary incontinence. DESIGN: This is a prospective observational study performed January 2014 to May 2016. METHODS: The training program was performed by 110 women with stress urinary incontinence, each completing 4 individual training sessions...
September 14, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Yu Kyung Ko, Seok Hee Jeong, Soyoung Yu
AIMS: This study aimed to identify the relationship between nurses' job autonomy, perceptions of organizational policy, and safety performance by identifying the safety performance predictors of nurses working in acute health care settings in South Korea. METHODS: Using data from a structured questionnaire, this cross-sectional descriptive study assessed the relationship between nurses' job autonomy, perceptions of organizational policy, and safety performance. In 2016, of the 290 nurses from nine acute care hospitals in South Korea invited to participate in the survey, 254 successfully did...
September 10, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Manal Ibrahim Al-Kloub, Omar A Al-Khawaldeh, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Abdul-Monim Batiha, Mahmoud Al-Haliq
BACKGROUND: Disordered eating attitudes and behaviours are linked to poor physical and psychological outcomes. AIM: To examine the individual, psychological, and socio-cultural factors associated with disordered eating attitudes among Jordanian adolescents. METHODS: A stratified sampling method was used to select school students aged 15 to 18 years from three governates in Jordan in 2013/2014. Participants filled out questionnaires on socio-demographic variables, the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26; to discriminate adolescents with disordered eating); the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ; used to measure psychological factors associated with disordered eating); Body Mass Index was calculated and obesity evaluated according to international cut off points (to categorize normal weight, overweight, and obese adolescents, and these categories were used as individual factors associated with disordered eating)...
August 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Xiu-Min Jiang, Qi-Yan Chen, Sheng-Bin Guo, Li-Zhu Jin, Xin-Xin Huang, Xiu-Wu Liu, Jin-Xiu Hong, Hai-Bin Qu, Rong-Fang Hu
BACKGROUND: The high caesarean section rate is a prominent public health problem in China. AIM: This study aimed to determine the effects of midwife-led care during labour on birth outcomes for healthy primiparas. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: The Obstetrics Department of Fujian Provincial Maternity and Child Health Hospital. METHODS: A total of 666 primiparas in labour were randomly divided into an intervention and control group (333 in each group)...
August 14, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Virginia E Fernández-Ruiz, David Armero-Barranco, José Antonio Paniagua-Urbano, Maria Sole-Agusti, Alfonso Ruiz-Sánchez, José Gómez-Marín
AIM: The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a nurse-led interdisciplinary programme based on healthy eating, physical exercise, and cognitive behavioural therapy applied to anthropometric and cardiovascular measures, which are related to obesity in short, medium, and long term. METHODS: We conducted a randomised controlled clinical trial with 74 obese and overweight participants (experimental group, n = 37; control group, n = 37). An interdisciplinary programme of 12 months was applied and coordinated by a nurse...
August 14, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Jonathan Bayuo, Frank Agyei Bediako, Gabriel Allotey, Prince Kyei Baffour
AIM: To build a comparative understanding of nurses' experiences with caring for burned patients with the goal of eliciting possible support strategies. BACKGROUND: Considering the stressful nature of burns nursing, there is a need to develop support strategies for burn care nurses. DESIGN: This meta-ethnographic study used Noblit and Hare's approach and followed PRISMA guidelines. DATA SOURCES: The search databases included PsycINFO, EbscoHost, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, and PubMed from 1990 to 2017...
August 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Seung Hee Lee, Ki Hyeong Lee, Sun Ju Chang
AIM: This study aimed at identifying the factors associated with health literacy, self-care behaviours, and quality of life among older persons with lung cancer receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: This was a descriptive study. A total of 80 older persons with lung cancer receiving chemotherapy participated in this study. Data were collected from July 21 to November 3, 2016 in Korea. The Short Form of the Korean Functional Health Literacy Test, the Self-Care Behaviours Scale, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale-Lung were used to measure functional health literacy, self-care behaviours, and quality of life, respectively...
August 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Marja-Liisa Gustafsson, Camilla Laaksonen, Sanna Salanterä, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Minna Aromaa
AIM: This study examines the amount of sleep and daytime sleepiness, and how these change in a follow-up cohort study of school-aged children. METHODS: A total of 1351 schoolchildren (aged 10) and their parents were invited to participate in the study and were studied again at ages 12 and 15 years. A survey put forth by the Health Behaviour of Schoolchildren research network was used. RESULTS: The amount of sleep during weekdays dropped significantly from age 10 to 15...
August 10, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Emma J Lea, Lynette R Goldberg, Andrea D Price, Laura T Tierney, Fran J McInerney
AIMS: To evaluate the nutritional status and needs of a person with dementia living in an aged care home, including identification of barriers to, and effective strategies for, the provision of person-centred care. BACKGROUND: Nutrition and hydration care are integral to quality of life for adults with dementia, but there is little research on whether staff knowledge around effective care strategies for residents is translated into optimal care. DESIGN: Focused ethnographic single-case design...
August 9, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kathryn Kynoch, Anne Chang, Fiona Coyer, Annie McArdle
AIM: To develop a model of factors influencing meeting family needs when a relative was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). BACKGROUND: Studies identify individual factors impact on the needs of family members with a relative in ICU. No studies have reported on relationships between these factors and/or the extent of influence of multiple factors on family needs. DESIGN: Observational, correlational, and predictive study design. METHODS: Data were collected from August 2013 to June 2014 using validated scales and a demographic tool...
August 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Gülay Yılmaz, Besti Üstün, Neslihan Partlak Günüşen
AIM: To evaluate the effects of a nurse-led intervention programme on compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burnout, which are indicators of the professional quality of life and post-traumatic growth of oncology nurses. METHOD: The study was designed in a single group with pre-test and post-test comparisons. The nurse-led intervention programme was carried out in two face-to-face sessions and two counselling follow-up sessions by phone with 43 nurses who care for oncology patients at a university hospital...
August 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lina Spirgienė, Gytė Damulevičienė, Jūratė Tomkevičiūtė, Olga Riklikienė
BACKGROUND: It is crucial that community nurses in remote areas are competent to recognize the risk of malnutrition in older people and be able to help them to improve their nutritional status. AIM: To examine the factors associated with malnutrition and the impact of nutritional recommendations in rural community-dwelling older people. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. METHOD: The study was conducted in 2014 in a rural primary health care setting in Lithuania with 169 older people...
July 31, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
André Janse van Rensburg, Michelle Engelbrecht, Gladys Kigozi, Dingie van Rensburg
AIM: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to challenge global health systems, especially in South Africa. Nurses are especially vulnerable to TB exposure, because of their prolonged front-line contact with infected patients-especially in primary health care (PHC) clinics. Their infection control practices, influenced by key factors such as knowledge and attitudes towards TB prevention, become an important consideration. The aim of the study was to (1) describe the TB prevention knowledge, attitudes, and practices of PHC nurses in a South African district and (2) explore moderating factors on TB prevention practices...
July 31, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Vahideh Pouyesh, Sara Amaniyan, Mahsa Haji Mohammad Hoseini, Yousef Bashiri, Christina Sieloff, Pauline Griffiths, Mojtaba Vaismoradi
BACKGROUND: According to Florence Nightingale's hypothesis, the environment can play a central role in the healing of the patient's body and mind. The nurse should, therefore, strive to provide a healing and stress-reducing environment for patients about to undergo invasive procedures. AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the effects of environmental factors on anxiety as experienced by patients in waiting rooms prior to coronary angiography. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 200 patients undergoing coronary angiography in an urban area of Iran were assigned randomly to the following intervention groups: (1) nature sounds; (2) nature sounds and daylight; (3) nature sounds, daylight, and colour enhancements; and (4) control...
July 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Cindy Stern
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July 22, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Chunhua Ma, Jun Yan, Yan Wu, Wanbing Huang
AIMS: The aim of the study is to explore the illness perceptions of Chinese women with breast cancer and relationships with their socio-demographic and clinical characteristics. METHODS: A descriptive, correlational, and exploratory design was used. The Chinese version of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire was modified and used to collect data. RESULTS: Of the 16 common symptoms of breast cancer, the participants recognized only 2...
July 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Tuba Uçar, Sermin Timur Taşhan, Yeşim Aksoy Derya, Gülçin Nacar
AIM: Dysmenorrhoea is a significant problem frequently observed in young women; it affects their daily life. The study aims were to describe and compare the presence of depressive symptoms in female university students with and without dysmenorrhoea and to infer which factors may influence dysmenorrhoea. METHODS: This case-control study included 942 students, 471 in each group. The case group consisted of university students in a large university hospital in Eastern Turkey who applied to the adult emergency service and were diagnosed with dysmenorrhoea...
July 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Nae-Fang Miao, Pi-Chu Lin
AIMS: To investigate joint functioning and the quality of life (QOL) before and after total knee and total hip replacement and the factors that influence the QOL. METHODS: A longitudinal study was conducted between August 2015 and January 2017. A questionnaire composed of the EQ-5D, Oxford Hip Score, and Oxford Knee Score was used to collect data before surgery and 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after surgery. RESULTS: A repeated-measures analysis of variance revealed significant differences in the EQ-5D utility index between the preoperative and all 3 postoperative periods (F = 124...
July 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Haizhe Jin, Han Chen, Masahiko Munechika, Masataka Sano, Chisato Kajihara
AIM: This study, based on actual medical error cases involving nurses, sought to identify non-observance errors-defying the standard operating procedures-in medication administration processes, and clarify the relationship between nursing workload and such behaviours. METHODS: Based on a cross-sectional survey, non-observance error cases were collected from three Japanese hospitals between January and December 2014, using self-reported data from participating nurses...
July 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Xin Dan, Suhuan Xu, Jingying Liu, Ruonan Hou, Yanhui Liu, Hongwen Ma
AIM: The purpose of the study is to explore the relationships among structural empowerment, innovative behaviour, self-efficacy, and career success by nurses in mainland China. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was designed, and participants were recruited from 6 tertiary hospitals in Tianjin, China. The study used an anonymous questionnaire, filled voluntarily by 460 nurses in spring 2017. Structural equation modelling analyses were conducted. RESULTS: The results reveal that innovative behaviour is positively associated with career success and self-efficacy, which, in turn, mediates the relationship between structural empowerment and career success...
July 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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