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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
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...
July 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Rhoda Redulla
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June 29, 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...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lan-Ping Liu, Jiu-Hong Chen, Zhi-Juan Yang, Jun Zhu
AIMS: To observe the corrective effects of maternal extreme flexure and hip abduction combined with contralateral side-lying on persistent foetal occipito-posterior position. BACKGROUND: Digital rotation and other methods are used for correction of a persistent foetal occipito-posterior position. However, digital rotation readily causes damage to mother and foetus, and the correction rates of other methods are low. DESIGN: In this observational study, pregnant women were randomly divided into 2 groups according to different postures and their outcomes were compared...
June 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hui-Fang Yeh, Yao-Chun Hsu, Daniel L Clinciu, Heng-Hsin Tung, Yung-Chieh Yen, Hung-Chang Kuo
AIMS: The purpose of this study is to identify whether depression and other associated factors in stroke are related to subsequent hip fracture. BACKGROUND: There are very few studies that focus on depression and demographic impact on subsequent hip fracture after a stroke. DESIGN: This a retrospective cohort study design. METHODS: The Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database between 1997 and 2010 was used. Two stroke patient cohorts were analysed: (1) depression within 1 year after newly diagnosed strokes; (2) without depression within 1 year after newly diagnosed strokes...
June 3, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hee Sun Kang, Ye Dong Son, Sun-Mi Chae, Colleen Corte
AIMS: To explore working experiences of nurses during Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak. BACKGROUND: Since the first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome was reported on May 20, 2015 in South Korea, 186 people, including health care workers, were infected, and 36 died. DESIGN: A qualitative descriptive study. METHODS: Seven focus groups and 3 individual in-depth interviews were conducted from August to December 2015...
May 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Derya Tülüce, Sevinç Kutlutürkan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of health coaching on respiratory functions, treatment adherence, self-efficacy, and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. METHODS: This study was conducted as an experimental study with non-randomized control group in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease individuals. The study group included a total of 54 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients (27 patients both health coaching and control groups), was selected between 13 July 2016 and 2 July 2017...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Junghee Lim, Juyoung Kim, Bora Moon, Gaeun Kim
AIM: This study aimed to examine the effect of tepid massage in febrile children comparing with other fever management. METHODS: Experimental studies published in English were included; quasi-experimental research studies were also included in consideration of rare experimental studies in Korean. The search strategy sought to identify published research reports in the English language and covered all major databases up to 2016. The methodological quality of each study was assessed by 2 independent reviewers using a Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network's Methodology Checklist...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Shu-Fen Su, Hsiao-Chi Nieh
BACKGROUND: Perioperatively, unexpected hypothermia may cause adverse surgical outcomes. However, few studies have explored the efficacy of forced-air warming in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. AIM/OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of forced-air warming for preventing perioperative hypothermia and complications in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: A total of 127 participants undergoing laparoscopic thoracic or abdominal surgery were recruited between January and November 2015...
April 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Janice Gullick, Sheree Smith
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June 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kedsaraporn Kenbubpha, Isabel Higgins, Sally Wai-Chi Chan, Amanda Wilson
AIM: To critically synthesize the evidence in relation to the promotion of active ageing in older people, including those with mental disorders. BACKGROUND: Approximately 15% of older people aged 60 and above are experiencing a mental disorder. However, they are commonly unrecognized from health care providers. DESIGN: This study is an integrative review. Articles published between January 2002 and March 2017 in English and in Thai were identified through searches of the databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and Thai LIS, as well as through manual searching...
June 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Sheree Smith, Janice Gullick, Jacqueline Ballard, Lin Perry
AIM: To consider clinician researcher career frameworks and propose a new pathway, integrating university and health service components to support research career progression within nursing and midwifery practice. BACKGROUND: Hospitals with research-active clinicians report fewer adverse events and better patient outcomes. Nursing clinician researcher career development is therefore an international priority, yet positions and expectations associated with this are not always well articulated, with nurses and midwives challenged to accommodate research and clinical careers...
June 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Sara Cano-Plans, Laia Lacueva-Pérez, Esther Cabrera, Adelaida Zabalegui
AIM: To describe and compare knowledge expectations and received knowledge in elective orthopaedic surgery patients. BACKGROUND: Population aging, increasing incidence of osteoarthritis, the growing number of surgical procedures, and reduced clinical stays underline the need for a new approach to patient education. DESIGN: This study has a descriptive, comparative design. METHODS: Data were collected from 263 patients who had total hip and knee replacement elective surgery during 3 years (2009-2012) in 5 public hospitals in Spain...
June 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Sheree Smith, Janice Gullick, Jacqueline Ballard, Lin Perry
AIM: To discuss the international experience of clinical research support for noninvestigator roles and to propose a new pathway for Australia, to promote a sustainable research support workforce capable of delivering high-quality clinical research. BACKGROUND: Noninvestigator research support roles are currently characterized by an ad hoc approach to training, with limited role delineation and perceived professional isolation with implications for study completion rates and participant safety...
June 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Lieu Thi Thuy Trinh, Hassan Assareh, Helen Achat, Seng Chua, Veth Guevarra
AIM: To determine the variation in caesarean section rates among immigrant populations. BACKGROUND: Australia is one of the most multicultural in the world and is also among those with the highest caesarean section rates. DESIGN: Secondary data analysis. METHODS: Routinely collected data from a Local Heath District between 2011 and 2015 were analysed. Women were categorized into regional groups based on country of birth...
June 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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