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Yeon-Hwan Park, Smi Choi-Kwon, Kyung-Ae Park, Minhee Suh, Young-Soon Jung
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November 18, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Claudine Muraraneza, Ntombifikile Gloria Mtshali, Donatilla Mukamana
Although in recent decades reforms to undergraduate nursing and midwifery education have increasingly been guided by the concept of competency-based curriculum in a drive to produce competent graduates in the African context, the topic remains poorly researched in-depth. The related issues and challenges need to be explored in the interest of evidence-based practice. This article stems from a systematic review of qualitative literature on the design and implementation of competency-based curriculum. Data was inductively analyzed using constant comparison...
November 2, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Louise C O'Keefe, Karen H Frith, Elizabeth Barnby
Nursing faculty who desire to expand their research portfolios will benefit from collaboration with researchers with complimentary interests from different universities across the world. International collaboration can enhance the productivity of researchers who seek to conduct studies with similar populations in different environments, and who desire a larger impact based on the findings of their studies. International collaborative teams have the potential to make important discoveries that affect the health of populations across the world...
October 26, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Christopher J Gordon, Peter B Hudson, Mark B Plenderleith, Murray Fisher, Judy A Craft
Nursing students have reported bioscience to be challenging and difficult to understand. This might have a negative impact upon their ability to understand patients' clinical conditions and nursing practice. We sought information about students' experiences with bioscience. A total of 126 final year nursing students completed a questionnaire. The findings showed that the majority of participants considered bioscience subjects to require more work compared to nursing subjects (65.9%), and that they would like a better understanding of bioscience (73...
October 5, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Liuyi Zhang, Teresa E Stone, Jingping Zhang
Yinao (healthcare disturbance) refers to violent incidents directed against healthcare staff and facilities for financial benefit. In China, incidences of Yinao are widespread and increasing, but little is known of this phenomenon in the wider global community. This commentary investigates the factors behind Yinao to achieve a deeper understanding. Causes include a lack of trust in medical staff, fueled by costly medical expenses; difficulties in accessing treatment; poor treatment outcomes; high patient expectations; a misunderstanding or rejection of medical ethics; misleading media reports; and a complex appeals process...
September 30, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Punpilai Sriarporn, Sue Turale, Nuananong Lordee, Sawanee Liamtrirat, Wasana Hanpra, Authid Kanthino
In this study, we preliminarily examined the effects of the Informational and Emotional Support Program for Women after Pregnancy Termination in 30 Thai women. A literature review and House's theory of social support informed the program content, which consisted of the following elements: (i) an evaluation of grief; (ii) an analysis of the problems and needs of each woman; (iii) informational and emotional support tailored to individual problems and needs; (iv) telephone support; and (v) an exit phone interview...
September 12, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Rachel Cathrine Rossiter, Teresa Elizabeth Stone
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December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Susumu Tomonaga
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December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Andi Masyitha Irwan, Mayumi Kato, Kazuyo Kitaoka, Eiichi Ueno, Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Miho Shogenji
We conducted a randomized, controlled trial to examine the effects of a salt-reduction and efficacy-maintenance program on the improvement and maintenance of self-care and self-efficacy in reducing the salt intake of older people with high blood pressure. A total of 51 participants with hypertension/prehypertension in Indonesia were randomly assigned to a control group or one of two intervention groups: salt-reduction training or salt-reduction and efficacy-maintenance. The salt-reduction and efficacy-maintenance group received educational training and a maintenance meeting; the participants' knowledge, attitudes, self-care practices, and self-efficacy significantly improved after training and were maintained after the maintenance meeting...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Rutja Phuphaibul, Watana Teamprathom, Apa Puckpinyo, Supannee Tharakul
There is insufficient evidence in the literature to indicate whether the promotion of lifestyle changes to prevent renal dysfunction and activate regeneration is effective. We examined the effectiveness of a community-based intervention program on renal restoration using a non-randomized clinical trial design with a follow-up period of six months. The training focused on lifestyle changes, including health education and personal consultation with a multidisciplinary health team. Our study included 120 patients with fractional excretion of magnesium levels of > 2%, who were assigned to experimental or control groups...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Koren Hazut, Pnina Romem, Smadar Malkin, Ilana Livshiz-Riven
The purpose of this study was to compare the predictive validity, economic efficiency, and faculty staff satisfaction of a computerized test versus a personal interview as admission methods for graduate nursing studies. A mixed method study was designed, including cross-sectional and retrospective cohorts, interviews, and cost analysis. One hundred and thirty-four students in the Master of Nursing program participated. The success of students in required core courses was similar in both admission method groups...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Yongxia Song, Xiaoqing Lv, Jingjing Liu, Dan Huang, Jingfang Hong, Weili Wang, Wenru Wang
This study was conducted to understand patients' experiences of nursing support, to identify gaps between patients' expected needs and the nursing support they received, and to explore reasons for such disparity. A qualitative study with a phenomenological approach was used. A purposive sample of 22 patients with different types of cancer was recruited and interviewed using semistructured guidelines. The data were analyzed using phenomenological analytic methods. Several needs regarding nursing support were expressed, including informational, psychological, clinical, care coordination and communication needs, and there were some unmet or partially-met needs...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
José Manuel Martínez Linares, Rafael Guisado Barrilao, Francisco Manuel Ocaña Peinado, Francisco Javier Salgado Parreño
In this study, we estimated the risk of acute coronary syndrome and stroke associated with several emerging cardiovascular risk factors. This was a case-control study, where an age - and sex-matched acute coronary syndrome group and stroke group were compared with controls. Demographic and clinical data were collected through patient interviews, and blood samples were taken for analysis. In the bivariate analysis, all cardiovascular risk factors analyzed showed as predictors of acute coronary syndrome and stroke, except total cholesterol and smoking...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
So Sun Kim, Young Sook Roh
In this study, we explored the status of curricula for nursing students and identified the priorities for curricula improvement using importance-performance analysis. A cross-sectional, descriptive survey was conducted, which included 62 instructors in charge of resuscitation training. The participants completed the self-administered, 32-item Resuscitation Curricula Attributes Importance-Performance Scale. With Wilcoxon signed-rank test, an importance-performance analysis matrix was created. There was a significant overall mean difference between importance and performance in all 32 items, with "recognition of arrest rhythms" showing the largest difference...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Yunmi Kim, Seon-Ha Kim, Young Ko
In this study, we examined the effect of variations in nurse staffing levels on the length of stay and medical expenses of patients who underwent hip or knee surgeries. A cross-sectional study was conducted using the National Health Insurance database and hospital surveys from 2010. Patient length of stay and medical expenses by nurse staffing level and skill mix were compared after adjusting for hospital and patient characteristics. Nurse staffing was measured based on staffing grade, the bed-to-registered nurse/nurse aid ratio, the bed-to-nursing personnel ratio, and the RN proportion...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Paul Peter Schneider, Max Geraedts
In this study, we investigated the association between nurse and physician staffing and the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in acute care hospitals in Germany. The study population, derived from the Quality Reports of German Hospitals and the Hospital Directory, consisted of 710 hospitals covering 716,281 cases in the first quarter of 2010, and 672 hospitals covering 757,665 cases in the first quarter of 2012. The relationship between staffing variables and the standardized incidence ratios of pressure ulcers was examined using bivariate and multivariable linear regression models...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Thi Ngoc Minh Nguyen, Anne Wilson
Despite the fact that evidence-based practice has increasing emphasis in health care, organizations are not always prepared for its implementation. Identifying organizational preparedness for implementing evidence-based practice is desirable prior to application. A cross-sectional survey was developed to explore nurses' perception of organizational support for evidence-based practice and was implemented via a self-enumerated survey completed by 234 nurses. Data were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Jing Jing Su, Deborah Lindell
In China, nurses have limited presence in schools, thus, adolescent girls often lack accurate information about menstrual health, which may lead to incorrect and unhealthy menstrual-related behavior. This study investigated the effects of a culturally and developmentally tailored nursing intervention on the menstrual health of adolescent girls in China. Following institutional review board approval, adolescent girls aged 12-15 were recruited from two schools. A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design examined the effects of five interactive education sessions on menstrual health...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
Ryoko Furukawa, Martha Driessnack
This paper presents the initial translation process and follow-up psychometric evaluation of the Japanese version of the Primary Communication Inventory (J-PCI). The J-PCI was developed using the committee approach to translation and then used in a study exploring Japanese couples' communication satisfaction while separated during Satogaeri Bunben - a Japanese perinatal tradition. The committee approach attends to cultural nuance and context and is especially useful when languages have dissimilar linguistic roots and cultures, such as Japanese and English...
December 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
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