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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239296/cost-effectiveness-of-a-nurse-led-intervention-to-optimise-implementation-of-guideline-concordant-continence-care-study-protocol-of-the-cocon-study
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Aaltje P D Jansen, Maaike E Muntinga, Judith E Bosmans, Bary Berghmans, Janny Dekker, Jacqueline Hugtenburgh, Giel Nijpels, Paul van Houten, Miranda G H Laurant, Huub C H van der Vaart
BACKGROUND: Guidelines on urinary incontinence recommend that absorbent products are only used as a coping strategy pending definitive treatment, as an adjunct to ongoing therapy, or for long-term management after all treatment options have been explored. However, these criteria are rarely met and a significant share of long-term product users could still benefit from therapeutic interventions recommended in guidelines for urinary incontinence. Better implementation of these guidelines can potentially result in both health benefits for women and long-term cost savings for society...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239295/can-a-person-centred-care-intervention-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman, Ingalill Koinberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it's necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provoke a variety of adverse symptoms and side effects, both during and after treatment. The objective of this study was to compare a person-centred care intervention in terms of health-related quality of life, disease-specific symptoms or problems, with traditional care as a control group for patients with head and neck cancer...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127257/factors-associated-with-the-choice-of-public-health-service-among-nursing-students-in-thailand
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Krisada Sawaengdee, Nareerut Pudpong, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Weerasak Putthasri, Mylene Lagarde, Duane Blaauw
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that public and private nursing schools have contributed significantly to the Thai health system, it is not clear whether and to what extent there was difference in job preferences between types of training institutions. This study aimed to examine attitudes towards rural practice, intention to work in public service after graduation, and factors affecting workplace selection among nursing students in both public and private institutions. METHODS: A descriptive comparative cross-sectional survey was conducted among 3349 students from 36 nursing schools (26 public and 10 private) during February-March 2012, using a questionnaire to assess the association between training institution characteristics and students' attitudes, job choices, and intention to work in the public sector upon graduation...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115914/validation-of-finnish-neecham-confusion-scale-and-nursing-delirium-screening-scale-using-confusion-assessment-method-algorithm-as-a-comparison-scale
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Satu Poikajärvi, Sanna Salanterä, Jouko Katajisto, Kristiina Junttila
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common clinical problem with acute and fluctuating onset. Early notification of its symptoms can lead to earlier detection and management of this state. Valid and reliable instruments are required for successful nursing practice. The purpose of the study was to psychometrically test the Finnish versions of the Neecham Confusion Scale (NEECHAM) and the Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC) in surgical nursing care, utilizing the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) algorithm as a comparison scale...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115913/a-systematic-review-of-experiences-of-advanced-practice-nursing-in-general-practice
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Michael Jakimowicz, Danielle Williams, Grazyna Stankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to achieve conceptual clarity, advanced practice nursing continues to reside in a liminal space, unable to secure ongoing recognition as a viable means of healthcare delivery. This is particularly evident in general practice where advanced practice role development is more fluid and generally less supported by the hierarchical structures evident in the hospital system. This review synthesises published qualitative studies reporting experiences of advanced practice nursing in general practice...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115912/predictors-of-burnout-work-engagement-and-nurse-reported-job-outcomes-and-quality-of-care-a-mixed-method-study
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Peter Van Bogaert, Lieve Peremans, Danny Van Heusden, Martijn Verspuy, Veronika Kureckova, Zoë Van de Cruys, Erik Franck
BACKGROUND: High levels of work-related stress, burnout, job dissatisfaction, and poor health are common within the nursing profession. A comprehensive understanding of nurses' psychosocial work environment is necessary to respond to complex patients' needs. The aims of this study were threefold: (1) To retest and confirm two structural equation models exploring associations between practice environment and work characteristics as predictors of burnout (model 1) and engagement (model 2) as well as nurse-reported job outcome and quality of care; (2) To study staff nurses' and nurse managers' perceptions and experiences of staff nurses' workload; (3) To explain and interpret the two models by using the qualitative study findings...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104998/clinical-assessments-and-care-interventions-to-promote-oral-hydration-amongst-older-patients-a-narrative-systematic-review
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Lloyd L Oates, Christopher I Price
BACKGROUND: Older patients in hospital may be unable to maintain hydration by drinking, leading to intravenous fluid replacement, complications and a longer length of stay. We undertook a systematic review to describe clinical assessment tools which identify patients at risk of insufficient oral fluid intake and the impact of simple interventions to promote drinking, in hospital and care home settings. METHOD: MEDLINE, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases and two internet search engines (Google and Google Scholar) were examined...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100958/routine-dyspnea-assessment-and-documentation-nurses-experience-yields-wide-acceptance
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Kathy M Baker, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Robert B Banzett
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea (breathing discomfort) is a common and distressing symptom. Routine assessment and documentation can improve management and relieve suffering. A major barrier to routine dyspnea documentation is the concern that it will have a deleterious effect on nursing workflow and that it will not be readily accepted by nurses. Nurses at our institution recently began to assess and document dyspnea on all medical-surgical patients upon admission and once per shift throughout their hospitalization...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100957/conditions-for-success-in-introducing-telemedicine-in-diabetes-foot-care-a-qualitative-inquiry
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Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit, Eva Gjengedal, Marit Graue, Marjolein M Iversen, Sally Thorne, Marit Kirkevold
BACKGROUND: The uptake of various telehealth technologies to deliver health care services at a distance is expanding; however more knowledge is needed to help understand vital components for success in using telehealth in different work settings. This study was part of a larger trial designed to investigate the effect of an interactive telemedicine platform. The platform consisted of a web based ulcer record linked to a mobile phone to provide care for people with diabetic foot ulcers in outpatient clinics in specialist hospital care in collaboration with primary health care...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096737/implementation-of-evidence-on-the-nurse-patient-relationship-in-psychiatric-wards-through-a-mixed-method-design-study-protocol
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Antonio R Moreno-Poyato, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Raquel Suárez-Pérez, Juan M Leyva-Moral, Rosa Aceña-Domínguez, Regina Carreras-Salvador, Juan F Roldán-Merino, Teresa Lluch-Canut, Pilar Montesó-Curto
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric nurses are aware of the importance of the therapeutic relationship in psychiatric units. Nevertheless, a review of the scientific evidence indicates that theoretical knowledge alone is insufficient to establish an adequate therapeutic alliance. Therefore, strategies are required to promote changes to enhance the establishment of the working relationship. The aims of the study are to generate changes in how nurses establish the therapeutic relationship in acute psychiatric units, based on participative action research and to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of evidence through this method...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050164/school-nurses-perspectives-on-the-role-of-the-school-nurse-in-health-education-and-health-promotion%C3%A2-in-england-a-qualitative-study
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Beverley A Hoekstra, Vicki L Young, Charlotte V Eley, Meredith K D Hawking, Cliodna A M McNulty
BACKGROUND: The role of the school nurse is complex with many possible elements identified by previous research. The aim of this study is to understand perceptions of the role of the school nurse in order to support school nurses in the delivery of health education. METHODS: The study used an inductive, qualitative research design involving semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Participants were recruited from four NHS trusts across England and final sample size was thirty one school nurses...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050163/predictors-of-knowledge-and-practice-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-health-workers-in-mwanza-city-northwest-tanzania
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Lucy E Chale, Tanis R Fenton, Neema Kayange
BACKGROUND: Universal exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months is estimated to reduce infant mortality by 13-15% (9 million) in resource poor countries. Although 97% of women initiate breastfeeding in Tanzania, exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months remains below 50%. Accurate knowledge and practical skills pertaining to exclusive breastfeeding among health workers is likely to improve breastfeeding rates. Our study reports the health workers' knowledge and practice on EBF in Mwanza City, northwest of Tanzania...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980453/feasibility-of-training-practice-nurses-to-deliver-a-psychosocial-intervention-within-a-collaborative-care-framework-for-people-with-depression-and-long-term-conditions
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Lisa A D Webster, David Ekers, Carolyn A Chew-Graham
BACKGROUND: Practice nurses (PNs) deliver much of the chronic disease management in primary care and have been highlighted as appropriately placed within the service to manage patients with long-term physical conditions (LTCs) and co-morbid depression. This nested qualitative evaluation within a service development pilot provided the opportunity to examine the acceptability of a Brief Behavioural Activation (BBA) intervention within a collaborative care framework. Barriers and facilitators to engaging with the intervention from the patient and clinician perspective will be used to guide future service development and research...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980452/documentation-and-communication-of-nutritional-care-for-elderly-hospitalized-patients-perspectives-of-nurses-and-undergraduate-nurses-in-hospitals-and-nursing-homes
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Kristin Halvorsen, Helene Kjøllesdal Eide, Kjersti Sortland, Kari Almendingen
BACKGROUND: Nutritional care is a basic human right for all people. Nevertheless, undernourishment is known to be a frequent and serious health care problem among elderly hospitalized patients in Western Europe. Nutritional documentation contributes to ensuring proper nutritional treatment and care. Only a few studies have explored how nurses document nutritional care in hospitals, and between hospitals and nursing homes. Available research suggests that documentation practices are unsatisfactory...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956892/differences-in-the-working-pattern-among-wound-ostomy-and-continence-nurses-with-and-without-conducting-the-specified-medical-act-a-multicenter-time-and-motion-study
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Yukie Sakai, Tomoe Yokono, Yuko Mizokami, Hiromi Sanada, Mayumi Okuwa, Toshio Nakatani, Junko Sugama
BACKGROUND: To overcome the shortage of medical care delivery in the rapidly aging Japanese society, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2010 started to train the nurses to be able to conduct the specified medical acts. The Japanese Nursing Association conducted the educational program to train the wound, ostomy, and continence nurses for the specified medical act of wound care. However, the difference between wound, ostomy, and continence nurses who conducted the medical act and those who did not was not clear...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932935/-%C3%A2-they-think-we-are-conversing-so-we-don-t-care-about-them%C3%A2-examining-the-causes-of-workplace-violence-against-nurses-in-ghana
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Isaac Mensah Boafo
BACKGROUND: This study is part of a larger project aimed at exploring the workplace experiences of nurses working in public general hospitals in Ghana. The current paper explores the causes of workplace violence against nurses in Ghana. METHODS: Twenty-four semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with professional nurses working in five regions of Ghana. They were selected through purposive and participant-to-participant snowball sampling techniques. Data was analysed through thematic analyses...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904435/the-challenges-of-primary-health-care-nurse-leaders-in-the-wake-of-new-health-care-reform-in-norway
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Wivi-Ann Tingvoll, Torill Sæterstrand, Leon Mendel McClusky
BACKGROUND: The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health care at the local level often find themselves torn between their professional responsibilities and the municipality's market-oriented funding system. The introduction of the new health care reform process known as the Coordination Reform in January 2012 prioritises primary health care while simultaneously promoting a more collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to health care...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895529/assessing-nursing-staff-s-competences-in-mobility-support-in-nursing-home-care-development-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-kinaesthetics-competence-kc-observation-instrument
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Heidrun Gattinger, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Virpi Hantikainen, Sascha Köpke, Stefan Ott, Beate Senn
BACKGROUND: Between 75 and 89% of residents living in long-term care facilities have limited mobility. Nurses as well as other licensed and unlicensed personnel directly involved in resident care are in a key position to promote and maintain the mobility of care-dependent persons. This requires a certain level of competence. Kinaesthetics is a training concept used to increase nursing staff's interaction and movement support skills for assisting care-dependent persons in their daily activities...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895528/nurses-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested in a cluster randomised trial in eight Australian hospitals. Understanding nurses' perspectives of such an intervention is imperative when interpreting results and translating evidence into practice. As part of a process evaluation for the main trial, this study assessed nurses' perceptions of the usefulness and impact of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle intervention on clinical practice...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833455/a-decision-support-system-dss-for-municipal-nurses-encountering-health-deterioration-among-older-people
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Annica Kihlgren, Fredrik Svensson, Conny Lövbrand, Mervyn Gifford, Annsofie Adolfsson
BACKGROUND: This study is part of a larger project called ViSam and includes testing of a decision support system developed and adapted for older people on the basis of M (R) ETTS (Rapid Emergency Triage and Treatment System). The system is designed to allow municipal nurses to determine the optimal level of care for older people whose health has deteriorated. This new system will allow more structured assessment, the patient should receive optimal care and improved data transmission to the next caregiver...
2016: BMC Nursing
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