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Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS

Serap Açıkgöz Çepni, Yeter Kitiş
AIM: To investigate the relationship between the healthy lifestyle behaviors and the health locus of control and health-specific self-efficacy in university students. METHODS: The study included 572 undergraduate students of a university in the central Anatolia region of Turkey. The data were collected with the General Characteristics Form, the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II, the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, and the Perceived Health Competence Scale and investigated with the structural equation model...
November 11, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Yuko Takayama, Eiko Suzuki, Atsuko Kobiyama, Akiko Maruyama, Yoshiko Sera
AIM: Burnout is a common feature among healthcare professionals; however, little systematic research exists on burnout among nurses who are raising children. The burnout-related factors among female nurses with children under the age of 3 years were identified in order to ascertain potential burnout prevention methods. METHODS: In total, 1681 nurses with children who worked at nine city hospitals in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, were sent the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey; 1173 nurses responded in June 2014...
November 11, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
ChaeRyung Kwon, EunNam Lee
AIM: To investigate the validity and reliability of the Korean version of the Self-Harm Antipathy Scale (SHAS-K) to be used to measure nurses' antipathy towards patients who self-harm. METHODS: The internal consistency reliability and construct validity, using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, was evaluated.The survey data were collected from 249 nurses who worked in emergency care facilities in South Korea. RESULTS: The Cronbach's α values regarding internal consistency were 0...
November 2, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Ick-Jee Kim, Sang-Hee Kim, Sue-Kyung Sohn
AIM: One of the remarkable changes in today's nursing profession is the emergence of male nurses. In order to promote the development of nursing, it would be beneficial for a positive perception of male nurses to be established in society. This study identified the public perceptions of male nurses in South Korea by using Q methodology and offered basic strategies for enhancing the perception of male nurses. METHODS: A Q-methodological approach, suitable for subjective research, was used for a survey...
October 25, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Kyung M Kim, Jeong S Choi
AIM: To assess the level of knowledge and awareness of Ebola virus disease infection control among infection control nurses and to identify a correlation between these factors. METHODS: The data were collected from 125 infection control nurses by using a self-report questionnaire. The data were collected on sociodemographic and hospital characteristics, as well as the level of knowledge and awareness of Ebola virus disease infection control. RESULTS: The respondents' mean level of knowledge (correct-answer rate) was 87...
October 21, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Jina Choo, Hye-Jin Kim, Melanie T Turk, Eun-Kyung Kim, Kyung-Sook Yang
AIM: Based on McLeroy's ecological perspective, this study aimed to identify the factors that are associated with behavioral problems among children who were enrolled in community child centers that provide public welfare services for vulnerable children. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 175 children aged 6-12 years and their parents who were recruited from 16 community child centers in a municipal county of Seoul, South Korea. The children's behavioral problems were reported by their parents and measured by the Child Behavior Checklist/6-18...
October 21, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Kyoungsan Seo, Misoon Song, Suyoung Choi, Se-An Kim, Sun Ju Chang
AIM: The purpose of this study was to develop the Diabetes Self-Management Behavior for Older Koreans (DSMB-O). This scale is based on the seven relevant domains that have been identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and is adjusted for sociocultural and age-related characteristics. METHODS: Four phases were used to develop of the DSMB-O as a criterion-referenced measure. In phases 1 and 2, the DSMB-O adopted the AADE's seven domains and established a self-report questionnaire using a small number of items that are applicable to older Koreans...
October 13, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Miki Higaonna, Maki Enobi, Shizuka Nakamura
AIM: To develop and test interrater reliability of an evidence-based fall risk assessment tool for nurses and to investigate how nurses perceived the clarity and usability of the tool. METHODS: In phase 1, an evidence-based fall risk assessment tool was developed based on a literature review and expert discussion. The finalized tool assessed 11 risk factors and comprised 23 items. In phase 2, reliability testing was done. Two nurses out of a possible 125 participating nurses independently assessed each participating patient on admission with the assessment tool...
October 7, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Shiho Ikemata, Yumiko Momose
AIM: To evaluate the effects of progressive muscle relaxation on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, activities of daily living, and immune function of elderly patients with dementia in group homes. METHODS: The participants were ranked by their group home unit. Odd ranks were assigned to the intervention group and even ranks to the control group. The intervention group participated in progressive muscle relaxation for 15 min each day for 90 days in the group environment; the control group members continued with their normal routine...
October 3, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Eunsun Choi, Eunju Song
AIM: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of a footbath on post-partum fatigue. METHODS: This study used a quasi-experimental design by using an unequivalent control group, pre-post-test design. The participants were divided into experimental and control groups. Fifty post-partum women who were admitted to an obstetrics and gynecology ward of a general hospital were the experimental group and 50 post-partum women who were admitted to an obstetrics and gynecology ward of a women's hospital were the control group...
August 10, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Li-Ying Lin, Ruey-Hsia Wang
AIM: To develop a valid and reliable self-assessment scale that can be used by registered nurses in Taiwan to completely measure their patient education competence. METHODS: The Patient Education Competence Scale for Registered Nurses was developed by using expert reviews, item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, criterion validity, and internal consistency and stability to test the construct validity and instrument stability. RESULTS: The exploratory factor analysis of the Patient Education Competence Scale for Registered Nurses from 133 responses revealed 24 items loading on two factors: implementation of patient education and preparation for patient education...
July 14, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
AIM: Short message service (SMS) is an applied technology of communication that enables the transfer of information and can be used as a part of medical efforts to motivate clients to improve their behavior regarding drug consumption. This study attempts to observe the differences in patients' behavior as a result of either using SMS to motivate their drug consumption or by using only health providers and outreach workers to monitor them. METHODS: This study used a post-test-only controlled-group design with a simple random sampling technique and was held in Malang, Indonesia...
July 14, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Namiji Tokunaga, Kiyoko Fukai
AIM: Blanketing, which involves covering patients with a blanket in order to maintain their body temperature and privacy and help alleviate the stress that is associated with medical procedures, is a fundamental skill in nursing care. However, the actual therapeutic effects of blanketing have not been adequately investigated. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to clarify the psychosomatic effects of blanketing in nursing care by observing autonomic nervous activity. METHODS: This single-cohort, intra-participant, comparative cross-over study included 30 healthy female adolescents...
July 11, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Kyongeun Lee, Eunhee Cho
AIM: To compare the changes in benefit levels of activities of daily living (ADLs), rehabilitation, and long-term care services (LTCS) in older adults with a stroke in different modalities of LTCS, which include home care and nursing home care. METHODS: This study analyzed national data regarding LTCS from 2008 to 2009 in South Korea. The data about 7668 older adults with a stroke were extracted from a pool of 182,535 total beneficiaries. In order to control for the baseline differences between older adults who received home care and those who received nursing home care, propensity score matching (PSM) was carried out and there were 1099 matched pairs of participants ( n  = 2198)...
July 7, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Yoshiko Kubo, Yoko Hatono, Tomohide Kubo, Satoko Shimamoto, Junko Nakatani, Barbara J Burgel
AIM: This study examined the career anchor characteristics that are possessed by Japanese occupational health nurses. METHOD: Sixteen occupational health nurses participated in the semistructured interview. Data analyses were conducted using descriptive qualitative methods. RESULTS: The data showed the following five categories: practices concerning relationships and positions; development of occupational health practices; management skills for effective work; practices that are approved inside and outside the organization; and work and private life considerations...
July 7, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Seher Deniz Öztekin, Eric E Larson, Makoto Akahoshi, İlhan Öztekin
AIM: The objective of this study was to explore nurses' perceptions regarding their knowledge, skills, and preparedness for disasters and how they acquired their knowledge about disaster preparation using a quantitative approach. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional survey using the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool was distributed to nurses in six hospitals (three private, three public) throughout Miyazaki Prefecture located in southern Japan. RESULTS: Nine hundred and seventy-three surveys (87...
July 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Yoko Chiba, Takeo Nakayama
AIM: Given limited exposure to various ethnicities, languages, and cultures, providing health care to an increasing foreign population in Japan will likely be challenging for Japanese nurses. This study aimed to examine past and intended future international experiences of Japanese nurses to assess their cultural immersion level. METHODS: A cross-sectional electronic survey was conducted among 2029 nurses in 2010. Participants were categorized by travel purpose, and the frequency of non-holiday travel was analyzed...
July 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Bilge Bal Özkaptan, Sevgisun Kapucu
AIM: This study was carried out as an intervention study to determine the effect of nursing care provided at home with the self-care model on the self-efficacy of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in northern Turkey. METHODS: The study sample totaled 106 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease divided into two groups. The intervention group and the control group each included 53 patients. To collect data, the patient data sheet, Orem's self-care model-based data collection form, symptom evaluation form, Medical Research Council dyspnea scale, and the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-efficacy scale (CSES) were used...
July 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Mahiro Sakai, Takashi Naruse, Satoko Nagata
AIM: To examine whether interprofessional coordination is related to goal attainment in home visit nursing care. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaire surveys were administered to home visit nursing agencies in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, from July to December 2014. Nurses evaluated their interprofessional coordination with professional groups (nursing colleague and managers, home doctors, care managers, home care workers, visiting therapists, day service and day care professionals, visiting bath professionals, and short stay professionals) using the Japanese version of the Relational Coordination Scale (RCS-J)...
July 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Heather R Elder, Amina P Alio, Susan G Fisher
AIM: There is a debate within the medical community regarding the safety of planned home births. The presumption of increased risk of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality at home due to limited access to life-saving interventions is not clearly supported by research. The aim of the present study was to assess strengths and limitations of the methodological approaches of cohort studies that compare home births with hospital births by focusing on selected infant outcomes. METHODS: Studies were identified that assess the risk for at least one of three infant outcomes (mortality, Apgar score, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit [NICU]) of home births compared with hospital births...
July 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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