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International Journal of Nursing Practice

Chia-Hui Yu, Chu-Yu Huang, Yuan-Ti Lee, Su-Fen Cheng
AIM: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) stigma in people living with HIV is associated with depression and poor treatment adherence. The current literature lacks a Chinese instrument to measure HIV stigma in Taiwan. Thus, the purpose of this study was to develop an abbreviated Chinese translation version of Berger's HIV Stigma Scale. METHODS: The instrument development process was guided by Brislin's Translation Model of establishment of construct validity and convergent validity and verification of reliability...
November 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hye-Mi Moon, Yoonjung Kim, Yeunhee Kwak, Kyunghee Kim
AIM: This study aimed to examine the association between smoking type and the prevalence of atopic dermatitis and asthma in men and women. BACKGROUND: Cases of allergic diseases have been steadily increasing worldwide. Smoking is associated with serious diseases. Only a few studies have assessed the association between smoking and atopic dermatitis and asthma in adults, and gender difference studies are scarce despite a significant difference in smoking rates. METHODS: We conducted a secondary cross-sectional analysis of 17 886 adults with atopic dermatitis and 17 889 with asthma aged ≥19 years, using raw data from the Fifth Korea national Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012)...
November 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Sarah J Bahr, Marianne E Weiss
AIM: The aim is to clarify the use of the term continuity in the specific context of acute care hospitalization and discharge. BACKGROUND: The meaning of "continuity" is often co-mingled with other concepts, specifically coordination and communication. To increase usefulness for contemporary concerns with the hospitalization-postdischarge continuum, continuity of care is examined from the specific context of acute hospitalization and discharge. DESIGN: Concept analysis...
November 4, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Xiaoyan Yu, Jun Zhang
AIM: To evaluate the effects of family-centred care on hospitalized preterm infants. BACKGROUND: With an increase in published reports on family-centred care for preterm infants, there is a need for an up-to-date review and meta-analysis of rigorously designed studies to measure the effects of family-centred care on preterm infants. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: The Cochrane Library (Issue 12, 2017), PubMed (1966 to December 2017), CINAHL (1982 to December 2017), EMBASE (1974 to December 2017), and Web of Science (1975 to December 2017) databases were searched...
October 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hongxia Guo, Chunping Ni, Changqing Liu, Jiping Li, Suzhen Liu
AIM: China is reforming its health care system, which aimed to strengthen primary health care through building community health centers (stations) and assigning a "gate-keeper" role to primary care providers. Community nurses play a key role in the reform. Little is known about the level of job stress among community nurses. Thus, this study aims to explore the level of perceived job stress and its influencing factors among community nurses. METHOD: A cross-sectional design was used to conduct a survey with 1015 nurses from 56 community health centers in Sichuan province...
October 24, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Claire Beecher, Declan Devane, Mark White, Richard Greene, Maura Dowling
BACKGROUND: Over the past four decades, there has been a growing focus on the resolution of conceptual problems through the process of concept development. As the focus on this area has grown, so too has the number of debates in the literature on methodological aspects of concept development. AIM: To provide an overview of the essential methodological considerations of concept development. DESIGN: Discussion paper. An overview is presented of the methodological considerations of commonly used concept development strategies and methods within nursing and midwifery...
October 19, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Reihaneh Babanataj, Shahrzad Mazdarani, Ali Hesamzadeh, Mohammadali Heidari Gorji, Jamshid Yazdani Cherati
AIM: Working as a nurse, by its nature, causes a high degree of stress. Nurses are exposed to the higher levels of occupational, physical, and mental stresses in critical care units than the nurses in other units of a hospital. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of training for resilience on the intensive care unit nurses' occupational stress and resilience level. METHODS: This study is a quasi-experimental intervention study that was done by recruiting 30 nurses who were selected from critical care units of an educational hospital in Sari City, Iran, through convenience sampling between April 2015 and February 2016...
October 18, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Velda Janet Gonzalez-Mercado, Leorey N Saligan, Carmen S Rodriguez, Desiree Ortiz, Elsa Pedro, Susan C McMillan
AIM: To assess the validity of the translated Spanish Cancer Symptom Scale. BACKGROUND: Instruments to facilitate comprehensive and objective assessments of the cancer symptom experience in underrepresented populations are essential. METHODS: The Cancer Symptom Scale was translated into Spanish, and a back translation was conducted. During June 2016, a sample of 121 Hispanic Puerto Rican patients with any cancer diagnosis, all undergoing cancer treatments, completed four paper surveys...
October 4, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Chenyang Li, Zhenhua Hou, Yanhui Liu, Yunan Ji, Lingli Xie
AIMS: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. METHODS: Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Pubmed, EMBASE, and CINAHL were searched up to June 2017, as well as grey literature and databases hand searches. Quality assessment, heterogeneity, sensitivity analysis, and publication bias were performed. Stata12.0 software was used for pooled estimates. RESULTS: Seven eligible reports were included in the final analysis...
September 24, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Samuel T Matula, Rosemary C Polomano, Sharon Y Irving
AIM: Examine the state of the science for pain management in children living in low-middle income countries (LMIC). BACKGROUND: Significant challenges exist in pain management for children living in LMIC. METHODS: An integrative review was conducted using PRISMA guidelines for quality of reporting. Literature searches were completed using Medline, PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL databases for publications between January 2006 and August 2016 using MeSH and primary search terms pain and LMIC...
September 24, 2018: 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
Margaret Yates, Lin Perry, Debra Jackson
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October 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...
October 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...
October 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...
October 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...
October 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...
October 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Ali Mohammed Alenezi, Ahmad Aboshaiqah, Omar Baker
AIM: Work-related stress (WRS) in the nursing working environment is prevalent and significantly affects the performance of nurses and organizations. Poor nursing and administrative performance affects the delivery of safety and quality patient care. Thus, this study aims to compare the sources and factors of stress among nurses from hospitals and primary health care centres. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in five government hospitals and four sectors of primary health care centres in Saudi Arabia...
October 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Yuanmay Chang, Calvin Lam, Min-Huey Chung
AIMS: In this study, we investigated the relationship of the prevalence and incidence of insomnia with the new hire transition workload in nurses. METHODS: This retrospective study used the clinical diagnosis data of the entire nursing population in Taiwan for 2005 to 2008, drawn from the National Health Insurance Research Database. Adjusted logistic regression and Cox regression models were used to separately analyse factors related to the prevalence and incidence of insomnia...
October 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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