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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793950/multidimensional-psychological-stress-during-pregnancies-in-women-who-conceived-via-in-vitro-fertilization
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Eleanor L Stevenson, Susan Silva
PURPOSE: To explore relationships among the 3 psychological dimensions of stress, stimulus/environmental, perceptual, and emotional response, and then to develop a multidimensional composite measure of overall stress, and to determine demographic and clinical characteristics associated with stress in women who became pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Cross-sectional design using self-report questionnaires during the second trimester. Multidimensional stress was assessed with the Prenatal Life Events Scale, Life Event Distress Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Index-State, and the Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Measure...
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793949/insights-into-care-providers-understandings-of-life-story-work-with-persons-with-dementia-findings-from-a-qualitative-study
#2
Charlotte Berendonk, Vera Caine
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In Germany, life story work, an approach which acknowledges humans as narrative beings and honors biographies, is required by health authorities to be integrated in care provided in nursing homes. Insufficient attention to life story work could place residents at risk of dehumanization, particularly residents with dementia, who depend on support of others to tell and make meaning of their life experiences. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study to gain insights into care providers' perceptions and practices of life story work with persons with dementia...
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793948/emotion-regulation-in-chronic-disease-populations-an-integrative-review
#3
Kelly L Wierenga, Rebecca H Lehto, Barbara Given
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Emotion regulation, the experiencing, processing, and modulating of emotional response, is necessary to manage the emotional stressors common in patients with chronic illness. Overwhelming emotional demands deplete the resources needed for everyday self-care management of chronic disease, contributing to poor health outcomes. Emotion regulation is shown to impact behaviors in healthy individuals; yet, a review of literature examining evidence of associations in chronically ill populations is lacking...
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793947/korean-translation-of-the-barriers-to-research-utilization-scale-psychometric-testing
#4
Youngshin Song, Moonhee Gang, Misook Jung
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Barriers or Facilitators to Using Research in Practice (BARRIERS) scale for use in Korea. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used with 364 nurses working in clinical settings. Item analysis was conducted and convergent and discriminant validity were evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis. Internal consistency reliability was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha coefficients...
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793946/training-primary-care-providers-in-the-use-of-motivational-interviewing-for-youth-behavior-change
#5
Monique K Vallabhan, Alberta S Kong, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Linda C Summers, Conni J DeBlieck, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adolescent obesity is a global epidemic. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a promising strategy to address adolescent obesity risk behaviors. However, primary care providers (PCPs) tend to express discomfort with learning and adopting MI practices and with addressing patient weight issues. PCP proficiency in using MI to discuss body mass index, health screening results, and nutrition and physical activity behaviors after receiving training and coaching from an MI expert and practicing the technique was evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793945/iranian-physicians-perspectives-regarding-nurse-physician-professional-communication-implications-for-nurses
#6
Mohammad Esmaeilpour-Bandboni, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Mahvash Salsali, Sherrill Snelgrove, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nurse-physician professional communication affects the effectiveness and performance of the health care team and the quality of care delivered to the patient. This study aimed to explore the perspectives and experiences of physicians on nurse-physician professional communication in an urban area of Iran. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 physicians selected using a purposive sampling method. Physicians from different medical specialties were chosen from 4 teaching hospitals in an urban area of Iran...
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793944/first-impressions-count-would-an-editor-help-dress-your-manuscript-for-success
#7
Diane B Monsivais
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482996/culturally-adaptive-walking-intervention-for-korean-chinese-female-migrant-workers
#8
Sunghye Cho, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Jung Hee Kim, Meenhye Lee, Young-Me Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although the literature has commonly cited that development of culturally adaptive interventions is key to improving the health outcomes of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, there have been limited culturally adaptive walking interventions specific to Korean-Chinese (KC) migrants. The objective of this study is to describe the process in development of culturally adaptive walking interventions for KC female migrant workers, using the intervention mapping (IM) method...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482995/what-is-the-status-quo-of-evidence-based-community-health-nursing
#9
Eun-Ok Im, Eun-Hi Kong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: With an increasing emphasis on evidence-based nursing in general, evidence-based practice has become a buzzword among community health nurses in many countries. Despite the global interests, evidence-based community health nursing is not even clearly defined in the literature and very little is known about the current status of evidence-based community health nursing. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to identify the status quo of evidence-based nursing in community health nursing through an integrative literature review...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482994/assessing-the-mental-health-needs-of-pregnant-adolescents-health-literacy-frameworks-to-guide-research-and-practice
#10
Pamela Recto, Jane Dimmitt Champion, Michael Mackert
BACKGROUND: Psychological distress negatively impacts fetal development and may result in complications such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment during the postpartum period. Female adolescents may be experiencing environmental and psychosocial stressors during the pre- and postnatal periods that may predispose them to psychological distress. Health literacy has been used to assess the needs of individuals who have chronic illnesses. Mental health literacy however has not been assessed as extensively, particularly among pregnant adolescents...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482993/mediators-of-social-connection-in-a-group-teleconference-intervention
#11
Amanda J Fairchild, Sue P Heiney, Meghan Baruth, Abbas Tavakoli, Pearman D Parker Hayne, Heather Lasky McDaniel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Social connection has a positive influence on cancer survivorship and has been targeted in intervention work. We examined whether the formation of social connection is influenced by fear, fatalism, and isolation. METHODS: We conducted a mediation analysis on data from an intervention study with African American breast cancer survivors to investigate whether fear, fatalism, and isolation conveyed effects on social connection. RESULTS: Although results indicated that there were no significant mediated effects of the intervention through these variables, we garnered information about action and conceptual theories underlying the program that inform future work...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482992/barriers-to-use-of-family-planning-methods-among-heterosexual-mexican-couples
#12
María Luisa Flores Arias, Jane Dimmitt Champion, Norma Elva Sáenz Soto, Marlene Tovar, Sandra Paloma Esparza Dávila
BACKGROUND: Family planning has become increasingly important as a fundamental component of sexual health and as such is offered via public health systems worldwide. Identification of barriers to use of family planning methods among heterosexual couples living in Mexico is indicated to facilitate access to family planning methods. METHODS: Barriers to family planning methods were assessed among Mexican heterosexual, sexually active males and females of reproductive age, using a modified Spanish version of the Barriers to the Use of Family Planning Methods scale (Cronbach's alpha = ...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482991/efficacy-of-warm-showers-on-postpartum-fatigue-among-vaginal-birth-taiwanese-women-a-quasi-experimental-design
#13
Ching-Hsing Hsieh, Chien-Lan Chen, Feng-Fang Chung, Su-Ying Lin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postpartum fatigue is one of the most common complaints among women following childbirth. As a postpartum ritual practice, Taiwanese women refrain from taking showers while "doing the month." However, warm showers are the systemic application of moist heat, and they maintain physical hygiene, stimulate blood circulation, mitigate discomfort, and provide relaxation. As Taiwanese society becomes increasingly receptive to scientific and contemporary health care practice, more and more women choose to take warm showers after childbirth...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482990/a-call-for-planetary-thinking-in-theory-and-knowledge-development
#14
William Rosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482989/additional-considerations-for-why-should-i-tell-my-business-an-emerging-theory-of-coping-and-disclosure-in-teens
#15
Martin W Rivera-Salas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196578/establishing-a-measurement-tool-for-a-nursing-work-environment-in-taiwan
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196577/ambiguity-within-nursing-practice-an-evolutionary-concept-analysis
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196576/care-coordination-from-a-strengths-perspective-a-practice-based-evidence-evaluation-of-evidence-based-practice
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196575/workplace-violence-against-nurses-vhembe-district-hospitals-south-africa
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196574/applying-the-social-ecological-model-and-theory-of-self-efficacy-in-the-worksite-heart-health-improvement-project-plus
#20
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...
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