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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
Fatemeh Faridvand, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Jamileh Malakouti
AIM: Studies have shown that breastfeeding has both short-term and long-term useful effects on mother's and newborn's health. This study was conducted with the aim of determining predictors of breastfeeding performance in women who were referred to health centres in Tabriz City, Iran, in 2014 to 2015. METHODS: This cross-sectional study cluster-sampled 220 breastfeeding women with infants aged 4 to 6 months. The Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale, the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale, the personal resource questionnaire-85, and a researcher-developed knowledge questionnaire were used to collect data...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Fiona W K Tang, Carmen W H Chan, Yin-Ping Choy, Herbert H F Loong, Ka Ming Chow, Winnie K W So
AIM: The study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of an innovative tablet-assisted self-reported symptom assessment among newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. BACKGROUND: Routine symptom assessment for lung cancer patients in a fast-paced clinical environment is demanding. Mobile health technology offers a potential platform for symptom assessment and paves the way for tailored self-care intervention. DESIGN: A feasibility study using a mixed method design...
April 11, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Rosimere Ferreira Santana, Shimmenes Kamacael Pereira, Thalita Gomes do Carmo, Vanessa Emille Carvalho de Sousa Freire, Thais da Silva Soares, Dayana Medeiros do Amaral, Raquel Dantas Vaqueiro
BACKGROUND: Surgical recovery can be defined as the days required to initiate activities that maintain life, health, and well-being. AIM: The main study objective was to compare the effectiveness of telephone versus conventional follow-up in postsurgical older adult patients. METHODS: This is a quasi-experimental study with random sampling. Postsurgical patients over 60 years old who had undergone gastrectomy and colectomy were selected from 2 hospitals and randomly divided into intervention group (22 patients) and control group (21 patients)...
April 1, 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...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Debra Kerr, Terence McCann, Elizabeth Mackey, Tissa Wijeratne
AIMS: The aim of this pilot randomized study was to investigate the feasibility of early motivational interviewing, for reducing mood after acute stroke. BACKGROUND: Depression is a frequent consequence of stroke that can adversely affect recovery. METHODS: DESIGN: Pilot randomized study. Intervention group patients received 3, individual motivational interviewing sessions by nurses or social workers prior to hospital discharge. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with acute stroke during 2013 to 2014...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Serpil Topçu, Sıdıka Oğuz
BACKGROUND: Self-efficacy has been shown to play an important role in rehabilitation outcomes of stroke patients. AIM: This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of a Turkish translation of the Stroke Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. METHODS: This methodological study was conducted in a private acute stroke unit in Istanbul, Turkey. After obtaining the Institutional Review Board's approval and site consent, a translated version of the 13-item Likert-type scaled questions was tested for language and content validity...
March 25, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Hui Ang, Xuan Sun
AIMS: To identify the risk factors for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria systematically and provide suggestions and an evidence-base for clinical measures. BACKGROUND: With the increase in the social population, changes in human behaviour and ecosystems, as well as economic development, bacteria have gradually produced drug resistance genes. These have swept through intensive care units causing high mortality. METHODS: Relevant literature which included case-control and cohort studies published from January 1999 to March 2017 were searched in the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Science, and Medline...
March 25, 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...
March 25, 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...
March 24, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Chie Taniguchi, Hideo Tanaka, Hideo Saka, Isao Oze, Kazunobu Tachibana, Yasuhiro Nozaki, Yukio Suzuki, Hisataka Sakakibara
AIMS: To identify the strength of self-efficacy during 12-week smoking cessation therapy (SCT) that consisted of 5 sessions and its association with the success of smoking cessation at the end of SCT. BACKGROUND: Few studies showed to what level self-efficacy should be reinforced to facilitate success in smoking cessation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: We enrolled 488 smokers who received SCT from 6 Japanese smoking cessation clinics between October 2008 and October 2014...
March 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Mesude Duman, Sermin Timur Taşhan
AIM: This study used a randomized controlled trial model to determine the effect of progressive relaxation exercises and sleep hygiene training given to postmenopausal women with insomnia. METHODS: A total of 161 postmenopausal women with insomnia were recruited and randomly assigned to experimental (n = 81) and control (n = 80) groups. The experimental group received sleep hygiene and progressive relaxation exercise training, but the control group only received routine health care...
March 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Nibras E Haddad, Mohammad N Saleh, Nidal F Eshah
AIM: Managing anxiety is essential to control anxiety-related complications. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse-led video-based educational intervention on anxiety levels among patients undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: A pre-test, post-test quasi-experimental design was used. Between June 2015 and July 2016, 99 participants were allocated to comparison versus intervention groups, and a video-based educational intervention about the percutaneous coronary intervention was provided to the intervention group...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Joanne Brooke, Claire Manneh
AIMS: To explore the lived experience of caring for a patient during an acute episode of delirium by nurses working in cardiology, elderly care, renal, or respiratory specialities. BACKGROUND: A missed or delayed diagnosis of delirium in an acute hospital setting adversely impacts on patient outcomes. Nurses are the best placed health care professionals to identify a change in patient's cognitive status but struggle to do so. DESIGN: Inductive interpretative phenomenology...
March 12, 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...
March 8, 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...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Abeer Shaheen, Omayyah Nassar, Inaam Khalaf, Suha Al-Oballi Kridli, Samiha Jarrah, Suhaila Halasa
BACKGROUND: Undergoing surgery is an anxious experience for children. Applying anxiety reduction age-appropriate programs by nurses would be beneficial in reducing anxiety to children. AIM: To test the effectiveness of age-appropriate preoperative information session in reducing anxiety levels of school-age children undergoing elective surgery in Jordan. DESIGN: The study used a quasi-experimental design. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-six children were recruited from an educational hospital in Amman from January to June 2012 and were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Angelita José Henrique, Maria Cristina Gabrielloni, Patricia Rodney, Márcia Barbieri
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the effect of warm shower hydrotherapy and perineal exercises with a ball on pain, anxiety, and neuroendocrine stress parameters during childbirth. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted with 128 women during childbirth, admitted for hospital birth in São Paulo, Brazil, from June 2013 to February 2014. The participants were randomly assigned into one of the following intervention groups: received warm shower hydrotherapy (GA); performed perineal exercises with a ball (GB); and combined intervention group, which received warm shower hydrotherapy and perineal exercises with a ball (GC) (n = 39)...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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