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Research and Theory for Nursing Practice

Li-Chiu Lin, Huan-Fang Lee, Miaofen Yen
AIM: The nursing work environment is a critical global health care problem. Many health care providers are concerned about the associations between the nursing work environment and the outcomes of organizations, nurses, and patients. Nursing work environment instruments have been assessed in the West but have not been considered in Asia. However, different cultures will affect the factorial structure of the tool. Using a stratified nationwide random sample, we created a measurement tool for the nursing work environment in Taiwan...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Michelle A McMahon, Nancy M Dluhy
PURPOSE: To analyze the concept of ambiguity in a nursing context. BACKGROUND: Ambiguity is inherent within nursing practice. As health care becomes increasingly complex, nurses must continue to successfully deal with greater amounts of clinical ambiguity. Although ambiguity is discussed in nursing, minimal concept refinement exists to capture the contextual intricacies from a nursing lens. Nurse perception of an ambiguous clinical event, in combination with nurse tolerance level for ambiguity, can impact nurse response...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Karen A Monsen, Catherine E Vanderboom, Kirstie S Olson, Mary E Larson, Diane E Holland
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is critical to accurately represent strengths interventions to improve data and enable intervention effectiveness research from a strengths perspective. However, it is challenging to understand strengths interventions from the multiple perspectives of computerized knowledge representation, evidence-based practice guidelines, and practice-based evidence narratives. Intervention phrases abstracted from nurse care coordinator practice narratives described strengths interventions with community-dwelling elders...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Tshifularo Olga Mahani, Henry Abayomi Akinsola, Jabu Mabunda, Helen Tosin Oni
INTRODUCTION: Work-related violence is a common problem worldwide. In South Africa, the Medical Research Council conducted a study on workplace violence in the health care industry and reported that most respondents had experienced it in different forms. PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify the types and causes of workplace violence toward nurses in Thulamela hospitals, Vhembe district. METHODS: The study employed a quantitative approach using a cross-sectional design...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Kelly Doran, Barbara Resnick, Natalie Kim, Donna Lynn, Tyrell McCormick
BACKGROUND: Long-term care (LTC) employees are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Despite the documented benefits of worksite health promotion (WHP) programs for employees and employers and the potential benefits to residents in LTC facilities, LTC employees are rarely offered WHP programs. PURPOSE: The purpose of the intervention described in this article is to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors among LTC workers using a physical activity, nutrition, and stress management WHP implemented during paid work time with 98 LTC staff members...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Debra R Hanna
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February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
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February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Halvor Nordby
A widespread view in nursing literature is that it is important for nurses to understand how patients experience states of disease and illness. To appear to patients as an empathetic practitioner involves more than identifying beliefs patients have about their conditions of ill health; it is also necessary to understand how illness experiences affect patients' well-being and quality of life. This article elucidates this condition of successful nurse-patient interaction by analyzing it in light of an influential theory of charitable interpretation from the philosophy of mind and language...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Mari Wolff Skaalvik, Aud-Mari Sohini Fjelltun, Hans Ketil Normann, Astrid Norberg
Recent research has challenged the previously held view that people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) lack a sense of self, with several studies demonstrating that the sense of self is partially preserved, even in late stages of AD. The aim of this study was to examine how people with AD express their sense of self (Self 1-3) using the social constructionist theory of selfhood described by Harré (1998). Personal interviews were analyzed deductively. The participants narrated fragments of their life stories and expressed the fear of becoming a burden to family members and of nursing home placement...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Hyunjeong Shin, Young-Joo Park
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothetical model of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during the menopausal transition. The model was developed to test specific components of the Wilson and Cleary's model for HRQOL. A cross-sectional, correlational study was carried out using self-report questionnaires on a convenience sample of 162 Korean women in the menopausal transition. The model was tested by a path analysis using Analysis of Moment Structure (AMOS) program. The path analysis showed that 5 affecting variables explained 69% of the variance in HRQOL during the menopausal transition...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Daniela T DeFrino, Monika Marko-Holguin, Stephanie Cordel, Lauren Anker, Melishia Bansa, Benjamin Van Voorhees
Disclosing predepression feelings of sadness is difficult for teens. Primary care providers are a potential avenue for teens to disclose these feelings and a bridge to mental health care before becoming more seriously ill. To explore how to more effectively recruit teens into a primary care-based, online depression prevention study, we held 5 focus groups with African American and Latino teens (n = 43) from a large Midwestern city. We conducted constant comparative analysis of the data and a theoretical conceptualization of coping and disclosure emerged...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Elizabeth R Eisenhauer, Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren
Biobanking may include research procedures that violate the religious values and preferences of some patients. This integrative literature review evaluated the influence of religious values on participants' decisions to donate biospecimens to biobanks for research. The review followed the method of Whittemore and Knafl (2005). PubMed, CINAHL, and Google Scholar databases were searched for studies published between January 1, 1994 and March 31, 2014. The influence of religious values on decision making in biobanking included the following themes: (a) religious prohibitions, (b) pursuit of health, (c) decisional conflict, and (d) scope of consent...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Sally Thorne, Della Roberts, Richard Sawatzky
An increasing appreciation for the burden that chronic conditions represent for people and for societies has triggered an evolving body of popular and professional conceptualizations of the nature of the chronic disease challenge. In this discussion article, we trace the trajectory of thinking about chronic illness care, surfacing underlying assumptions and drivers that have shaped current dominant models of service delivery. We note significant gaps in these conceptualizations, especially with respect to the reality that many chronic conditions are life limiting...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Diane B Monsivais
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2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Shahnaz Mohammed Ayasrah, Muayyad M Ahmad
PURPOSE: To explore the effectiveness of an educational video intervention in lowering periprocedural anxiety among Jordanian patients hospitalized for cardiac catheterization (CATH). There are many potential reasons of anxiety related to CATH including involvement of the heart and the actual test procedure. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial took place in a specialized heart institute in Jordan. The sample size was 186 patients who had undergone CATH procedure...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Ola Sukkarieh-Haraty, Elizabeth Howard
Translation of instruments needs to ensure equivalence between the source and the target language to establish the psychometric properties of the translated version. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) instrument. The 12-item English version of the SDSCA was translated into Arabic using back translation on a sample of 140 Lebanese participants with Type 2 diabetes. Construct validity was measured using exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Carolyn J Murrock, Abir K Bekhet
Down through the ages, music has been universally valued for its therapeutic properties based on the psychological and physiological responses in humans. However, the underlying mechanisms of the psychological and physiological responses to music have been poorly identified and defined. Without clarification, a concept can be misused, thereby diminishing its importance for application to nursing research and practice. The purpose of this article was for the clarification of the concept of music therapy based on Walker and Avant's concept analysis strategy...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Krystina B Lewis, Dawn Stacey, Janet E Squires, Sandra Carroll
Patient engagement in collaboration with health professionals is essential to deliver quality health care. A shared decision-making (SDM) approach requires that patients are involved in decisions regarding their health. SDM is expanding from the patient-physician dyad to incorporate an interprofessional perspective. Conceptual models can be used to better understand theoretical underpinnings for application in clinical practice. The aim of this article was to conduct a theory analysis of conceptual models using an interprofessional approach to SDM and discuss each model's relevance to nursing practice...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Kristen R Choi
Complex psychological trauma is a phenomenon resulting from severe interpersonal trauma that can negatively affect how individuals experience health care. However, few theories conceptualizing complex trauma exist, and it has received only limited attention in the nursing literature. The purpose of this theory synthesis was to organize two theories of (a) self-regulation and (b) self-dysregulation following complex psychological trauma into a single conceptual framework for use in nursing practice. This article used the theory synthesis approach described by Walker and Avant...
2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
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