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European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911236/comments-on-effects-of-yoga-versus-hydrotherapy-training-on-health-related-quality-of-life-and-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Sergio Rico-Martín, Esperanza Santano-Mogena, José L Cobos-Serrano, Julián F Calderón-García
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September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901787/medication-management-strategies-used-by-older-adults-with-heart-failure-a-systems-based-analysis
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Robin S Mickelson, Richard J Holden
BACKGROUND: Older adults with heart failure use strategies to cope with the constraining barriers impeding medication management. Strategies are behavioral adaptations that allow goal achievement despite these constraining conditions. When strategies do not exist, are ineffective or maladaptive, medication performance and health outcomes are at risk. While constraints to medication adherence are described in literature, strategies used by patients to manage medications are less well-described or understood...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891679/patient-reported-outcomes-after-aortic-and-mitral-valve-surgery-results-from-the-denheart-study
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Britt Borregaard, Ola Ekholm, Lars Riber, Jan Sørensen, Jacob E Møller, Lars Thrysoe, Charlotte B Thorup, Marianne Vámosi, Anne V Christensen, Trine B Rasmussen, Selina K Berg
BACKGROUND: Clinical course, co-morbidity and age often differs between patients undergoing aortic and mitral valve surgery and this might affect patient-reported outcomes. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to describe differences in patient-reported physical and mental health and health-related quality of life after aortic valve or mitral valve surgery, and to identify demographic and clinical characteristics associated with worse patient-reported physical and mental health, and health-related quality of life...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868917/mutuality-and-heart-failure-self-care-in-patients-and-their-informal-caregivers
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Stephanie A Hooker, Sarah J Schmiege, Ranak B Trivedi, Nicole R Amoyal, David B Bekelman
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a progressive condition characterized by frequent hospitalizations for exacerbated symptoms. Informal family caregivers may help patients improve self-care, which may in turn reduce hospitalizations. However, little is known about how mutuality, defined as the quality of the patient-caregiver relationship, and caregiver burden affect self-care. OBJECTIVE: This study examines the associations among mutuality, patient self-care confidence (beliefs in abilities to engage in self-care behaviors) and maintenance (behaviors such as medication adherence, activity, and low salt intake), caregiver confidence in and maintenance of patient care, and caregiver perceived burden...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857618/the-home-heart-walk-study-a-self-administered-walk-test-on-perceived-physical-functioning-and-self-care-behaviour-in-people-with-stable-chronic-heart-failure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Huiyun Du, Phillip J Newton, Chakra Budhathoki, Bronwyn Everett, Yenna Salamonson, Peter S Macdonald, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: Adherence to self-care recommendations is associated with improved patient outcomes and improved quality of life for people living with heart failure. The Home-Heart-Walk (HHW) is an intervention to promote physical activity adapting the elements of a six minute walk test, a reliable and valid measure. This adaptation was designed to support self-monitoring of physical functioning and promote the self-care of people with heart failure. The primary outcome of the Home-Heart-Walk was perceived physical functioning and the secondary outcomes were six-minute walk test distance, health related quality of life, self-care behaviour, self-efficacy and physical activity level...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838260/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-thirst-distress-scale-for-patients-with-heart-failure
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Nana Waldréus, Tiny Jaarsma, Martje Hl van der Wal, Naoko P Kato
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure can experience thirst distress. However, there is no instrument to measure this in patients with heart failure. The aim of the present study was to develop the Thirst Distress Scale for patients with Heart Failure (TDS-HF) and to evaluate psychometric properties of the scale. METHODS AND RESULTS: The TDS-HF was developed to measure thirst distress in patients with heart failure. Face and content validity was confirmed using expert panels including patients and healthcare professionals...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832179/self-care-educational-intervention-to-reduce-hospitalisations-in-heart-failure-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#7
M Boyde, R Peters, N New, R Hwang, T Ha, D Korczyk
BACKGROUND: A variety of educational interventions have been implemented to assist patients with heart failure to maintain their own health, develop self-care behaviours and decrease readmissions. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a multimedia educational intervention for patients with heart failure in reducing unplanned hospital readmissions. METHODS: The study, a randomised controlled trial in a large tertiary referral hospital in Australia, recruited 200 patients...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829158/a-positive-perspective-of-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-for-health-promoting-behaviors-of-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease
#8
Hui-Ru Huang, Chi-Wen Chen, Chin-Mi Chen, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Wen-Jen Su, Jou-Kou Wang, Pei-Kwei Tsai
BACKGROUND: Health-promoting behaviors could serve as a major strategy to optimize long-term outcomes for adolescents with congenital heart disease. The associations assessed from a positive perspective of knowledge, attitudes, and practice model would potentially cultivate health-promoting behaviors during adolescence. AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between disease knowledge, resilience, family functioning, and health-promoting behaviors in adolescents with congenital heart disease...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829157/vitamin-d-supplements-reduce-depressive-symptoms-and-cardiac-events-in-heart-failure-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-depressive-symptoms
#9
Eun Kyeung Song, Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K Moser, Seok-Min Kang, Terry A Lennie
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms and vitamin D deficiency predict cardiac events in heart failure patients, but whether vitamin D supplements are associated with depressive symptoms and cardiac events in heart failure patients remains unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the association of vitamin D supplement use with depressive symptoms and cardiac events in heart failure patients with mild or moderate to severe depressive symptoms. METHODS: A total of 177 heart failure patients with depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score ≥5) completed a three-day food diary to determine dietary vitamin D deficiency...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805455/the-effect-of-a-peer-support-intervention-on-early-recovery-outcomes-in-men-recovering-from-coronary-bypass-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tracey Jf Colella, Kathryn King-Shier
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Examine the effect of a professionally-guided telephone peer support intervention on recovery outcomes including depression, perceived social support, and health services utilization after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with post-coronary artery bypass graft surgery men ( N=185) who were randomized before hospital discharge. The intervention arm received telephone-based peer support through weekly telephone calls from a peer volunteer over six weeks, initiated within 3-4 days of discharge...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730886/is-the-10-m-incremental-shuttle-walk-test-a-useful-test-of-exercise-capacity-for-patients-referred-to-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Lisa C Hanson, Helen McBurney, Nicholas F Taylor
BACKGROUND: Field exercise tests are a feasible alternative to the symptom-limited exercise test for measuring exercise capacity in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation. AIMS: To evaluate the criterion validity of the 10 m incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) as a useful tool for measurement of exercise capacity for patients eligible for cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS: Fifteen patients eligible for cardiac rehabilitation completed a treadmill symptom-limited exercise test and two ISWTs with the order of testing randomised...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718661/anxiety-and-self-care-behaviour-in-patients-with-chronic-systolic-heart-failure-a-multivariate-model
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Thomas Müller-Tasch, Bernd Löwe, Nicole Lossnitzer, Lutz Frankenstein, Tobias Täger, Markus Haass, Hugo Katus, Jobst-Hendrik Schultz, Wolfgang Herzog
BACKGROUND: While comprehensive evidence exists regarding negative effects of depression on self-care behaviours in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), the relation between anxiety and self-care behaviours in patients with CHF is not clear. The aim of this study was to analyse the interactions between anxiety, depression and self-care behaviours in patients with CHF. METHODS: The self-care behaviour of CHF outpatients was measured using the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS)...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718658/the-effect-of-nurse-to-patient-ratios-on-nurse-sensitive-patient-outcomes-in-acute-specialist-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Driscoll, Maria J Grant, Diane Carroll, Sally Dalton, Christi Deaton, Ian Jones, Daniela Lehwaldt, Gabrielle McKee, Theresa Munyombwe, Felicity Astin
BACKGROUND: Nurses are pivotal in the provision of high quality care in acute hospitals. However, the optimal dosing of the number of nurses caring for patients remains elusive. In light of this, an updated review of the evidence on the effect of nurse staffing levels on patient outcomes is required. AIM: To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the association between nurse staffing levels and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699772/incorporating-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-training-into-a-cardiac-rehabilitation-programme-a-feasibility-study
#14
Susie Cartledge, Judith Finn, Janet E Bray, Rosalind Case, Lauren Barker, Diane Missen, James Shaw, Dion Stub
BACKGROUND: Patients with a cardiac history are at future risk of cardiac events, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Targeting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to family members of cardiac patients has long been advocated, but is an area in need of contemporary research evidence. An environment yet to be investigated for targeted training is cardiac rehabilitation. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of providing CPR training in a cardiac rehabilitation programme among patients, their family members and staff...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699770/sex-differences-in-health-status-and-rehabilitation-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-ablation-results-from-the-copenheartrfa-trial
#15
Mette Kirstine Wagner, Ann-Dorthe Olsen Zwisler, Signe Stelling Risom, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
BACKGROUND: Increased physical capacity after comprehensive rehabilitation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing ablation has been found in the CopenHeartRFA trial. The purpose of this study was to investigate: (a) sex differences in health status, psychological distress and quality of life, (b) sex differences in rehabilitation outcomes and (c) predictors of effect of rehabilitation. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory analysis of data from the randomized CopenHeartRFA trial, where patients treated with ablation were randomized with 1:1 to comprehensive rehabilitation consisting of a physical exercise program and psycho-educational consultations versus usual care...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699766/assessing-acute-psychological-distress-in-the-immediate-aftermath-of-stroke
#16
Vanessa Juth, Michelle K Chan, Steven C Cramer, E Alison Holman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: High acute stress may presage the development of subsequent cardiovascular ailments. Understanding how best to assess acute stress may inform early interventions seeking to prevent long-term morbidity/mortality following stroke. A mixed methods approach examined early post-stroke acute stress symptoms using the post-traumatic stress disorder checklist-5 (PCL-5) and the acute stress disorder scale (ASDS). METHODS: A focus group of stroke survivors and/or their caregivers ( N=8) evaluated PCL-5/ASDS feasibility, and 20 patients hospitalized for acute stroke were interviewed 2-10 days post-stroke onset, using either the PCL-5 or the ASDS...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696137/persistence-of-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-the-knowledge-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-five-years-after-coronary-angiography
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Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz, Stefaan Demarest, Jean Beissel
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are important causes of death, morbidity, and years of potential life lost in most developed countries. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess trends in knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors among patients five years after coronary angiography and to investigate the impact of educational level on knowledge level. METHODS: The study included 1289 of 4391 patients admitted for cardiac events in 2008/2009 at the National Institute for Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology, Luxembourg...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671481/knowledge-attitudes-beliefs-and-patterns-of-waterpipe-use-among-jordanian-adults-who-exclusively-smoke-waterpipes
#18
Nidal F Eshah, Erika S Froelicher
BACKGROUND: Widespread waterpipe smoking (WPS) is reported worldwide. Although remarkable numbers of waterpipe smokers do not smoke cigarettes, very few studies have explored the phenomenon of WPS in people who smoke water pipes exclusively. The aim of this study was to assess levels of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and patterns of WPS among Jordanian waterpipe-only smokers. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used; with 247 participants who were recruited through convenience sampling from 23 cafés offering waterpipes...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895484/patterns-relevance-and-predictors-of-heart-failure-dyadic-symptom-appraisal
#19
Christopher S Lee, James O Mudd, Jonathan Auld, Jill M Gelow, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher V Chien, Julie T Bidwell, Karen S Lyons
BACKGROUND: Caregivers are thought to play a major role in helping patients first appraise and then respond to heart failure (HF) symptoms. AIMS: The aims of this study were to: (a) characterise distinct patterns of HF patient-caregiver dyads with respect to symptom appraisal; and (b) link dyadic symptom appraisal to contributions to self-care and caregiver strain. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cross-sectional dyadic descriptive design was used to capture patient and caregiver appraisal of patient HF symptoms (i...
October 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895483/investigating-sexual-problems-psychological-distress-and-quality-of-life-in-female-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-prospective-case-control-study
#20
Mohsen Saffari, Chung-Ying Lin, Anders Broström, Jan Mårtensson, Dan Malm, Andrea Burri, Bengt Fridlund, Amir H Pakpour
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TSCM) has detrimental effects on both physical and psychological health of sufferers. However, little is known whether TSCM also affects sexual functioning in female patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate psychological distress (depression and anxiety), health-related quality of life, and sexual functioning in women with TSCM and compare them with women with acute myocardial infarction and with healthy controls...
October 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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