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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105976/therapeutic-effect-of-lyophilized-kefir-fermented-milk-on-constipation-among-persons-with-mental-and-physical-disabilities
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Rumiko Maki, Mayumi Matsukawa, Atsuko Matsuduka, Masahiko Hashinaga, Hirofumi Anai, Yoshio Yamaoka, Katsuhiro Hanada, Chieko Fujii
AIM: Constipation is a serious problem for persons with mental and physical disabilities in Japan. However, prophylaxis is extremely difficult because the major causes of constipation in these individuals are related to their mental and physical disabilities. Constipation can be successfully treated with glycerol enemas (GEs) and other aperients. As constipation is a lifetime issue for these persons, dietary regimens to prevent constipation can be important. METHODS: This study evaluated the probiotic effects of kefir-fermented milk for preventing constipation in 42 persons with mental and physical disabilities...
November 6, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057615/systematic-review-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-disease-specific-quality-of-life-questionnaires-for-patients-with-hepatobiliary-or-pancreatic-cancers
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Lang Tian, Xiao-Yi Cao
AIM: To systematically review the quality of the psychometric properties of disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaires for patients with hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancers in order to help researchers and clinicians to select the most appropriate health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) instruments. METHODS: MEDLINE from 1950, CINAHL from 1960, EMBASE from 1980, and PsycINFO from 1967, as well as additional sources were searched. The quality of the psychometric properties of the included instruments was evaluated by using the quality criteria for measurement properties of health status questionnaires...
October 23, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990719/japanese-outreach-model-project-for-patients-who-have-difficulty-maintaining-contact-with-mental-health-services-comparison-of-care-between-higher-functioning-and-lower-functioning-groups
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Aki Tsunoda, Yoshifumi Kido, Mami Kayama
AIM: The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare sponsored the current examination of a new community mental health service, the Japan Outreach Model Project (JOMP), for persons with mental illnesses and who find it difficult to continue with ongoing treatment. Shorter readmission rates and hospital stays were found. In this study, the amount and type of care that were delivered by the JOMP were examined in order to inform the process of establishing the public insurance system...
October 9, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940928/association-between-the-time-perspective-and-type-of-involvement-in-bullying-among-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Akiko Mizuta, Eisaku Okada, Mieko Nakamura, Hisayoshi Yamaguchi, Toshiyuki Ojima
AIM: To examine the association between the types of involvement in bullying and the time perspective among Japanese adolescents. METHODS: A questionnaire was conducted among Japanese junior high school students at eight public schools that were located in two cities in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Shirai's Experiential Time Perspective Scale was used, which comprises four subscales: goal-directedness, hopefulness, self-fulfillment, and acceptance of the past. An analysis of covariance was applied, with the time-perspective subscales as the objective variable, type of involvement in bullying as a fixed factor, and grade, family structure, and economic status as the covariates...
September 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707451/perceptions-of-key-participants-about-botswana-adolescents-risks-of-unplanned-pregnancy-sexually-transmitted-diseases-and-hiv-qualitative-findings
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Mabel K M Magowe, Esther Seloilwe, Kefalotse Dithole, Janet St Lawrence
AIM: The qualitative research findings are reported on the perceptions of key participants in Botswana about adolescent sexuality problems and the feasibility (with suggestions) of an adolescent prevention intervention. METHODS: Twenty adult key participants who were selected through purposive sampling from schools and youth centers responded to open-ended questions during face-to-face individual in-depth interviews that were conducted between December, 2011 and January, 2012 in Gaborone, Botswana...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244651/relationship-between-swallowing-functions-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-community-dwelling-dependent-older-individuals
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Naoko Morisaki
AIM: This study analyzed the association between swallowing function levels and health-related quality of life (QOL) among community-dwelling dependent older persons in Japan. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of a purposive sample of community-dwelling dependent older individuals in Japan was conducted. Two swallowing functions (tongue pressure and lip-closure force), the risk of dysphagia, and health-related QOL (SF-8) were surveyed. RESULTS: There were 86 (38...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168841/quality-of-life-among-the-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-terminal-cancer-at-home-in-japan
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Eriko Ito, Etsuko Tadaka
AIM: To identify the associated factors of quality of life (QOL) among the family caregivers of patients with terminal cancer at home. METHODS: The design was an epidemiological study with self-administered questionnaires by mail. Date collection was carried out in the Tokyo Metropolitan, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Nara, Hyogo, Kagawa, Ehime, and Saga prefectures in Japan. The participants who met the criteria for the present study were 262 family caregivers...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164436/there-is-nothing-wrong-with-being-a-nurse-the-experiences-of-male-nursing-students-in-taiwan
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Cheng-I Yang, Hsing-Yi Yu, Yen-Fan Chin, Li-Hung Lee
AIM: Male nurses are reported to experience role strain. Fear of gender stereotyping can be stressful and frustrating for male nursing students, which could make them feel isolated and excluded. The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how male nursing students in Taiwan perceive the barriers to their experience as nursing students and how they manage these barriers in their study environment and social life. METHODS: A qualitative research approach was used in this study...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150384/effects-of-a-hospital-community-partnership-transitional-program-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-in-chengdu-china-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao-Yi Cao, Lang Tian, Lin Chen, Xiao-Lian Jiang
AIM: To evaluate the effects of a hospital-community partnership transitional program among patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial with 236 patients who were randomized into two groups. The patients in the control group received the usual care. In contrast, the patients in the study group received the transitional care program. The data were collected at the baseline, 30 days, and 90 days after discharge. The primary outcomes were the 30 and 90 day readmission rates after discharge...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105793/effect-of-empowerment-on-the-quality-of-life-of-the-survivors-of-breast-cancer-the-moderating-effect-of-self-help-group-participation
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Sunhwa Shin, Hyojung Park
AIM: To analyze the moderating effect of self-help group participation on the relationship between empowerment and quality of life for survivors of breast cancer. METHODS: This study was conducted in breast cancer centers in general hospitals and long-term care hospitals with 264 survivors of breast cancer. The Cancer Empowerment Questionnaire and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast were used for the data collection. Differences between the regularly attending participants in the self-help groups and those who did not regularly attend were studied and these groups were dichotomized...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105784/what-prevents-critically-ill-patients-with-respiratory-failure-from-using-non-invasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-a-mixed-methods-study
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Hiroaki Murata, Tomoko Inoue, Osamu Takahashi
AIM: To identify the factors that prevent patients in respiratory failure from using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). The following were evaluated: (i) the patients who converted from NPPV to endotracheal intubation; and (ii) the patients who abandoned NPPV. METHODS: Patients were interviewed regarding their experience with NPPV. Next, the factors that prevented the continuation of NPPV were identified and those data were collected retrospectively from medical records...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004510/mothers-intentions-to-vaccinate-their-teenaged-children-against-human-papillomavirus-as-predicted-by-sex-in-south-korea-an-application-of-the-theory-of-planned-behavior
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Kyung Mi Kim, Jeong Sil Choi
AIM: This study was conducted in order to examine the intention of mothers to vaccinate their teenaged children against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to the children's sex. Based on the theory of planned behavior, the study identified the sex-specific predictors of mothers' intention to vaccinate their teenaged children against HPV. METHODS: This was a descriptive survey study that included, as participants, 200 mothers whose teenaged children were not vaccinated against HPV...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004492/relationship-between-maternal-mindfulness-and-anxiety-1-month-after-childbirth
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Natsuki Yamamoto, Takashi Naruse, Mahiro Sakai, Satoko Nagata
AIM: To investigate the relationship between maternal mindfulness and maternal anxiety 1 month after childbirth. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used, featuring anonymous questionnaires that were completed between July and December 2014 at two Japanese hospitals. The participants (n = 151) completed the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (Japanese version) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form X (Japanese version). The data analysis was carried out by using a hierarchical multiple regression...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981744/influence-of-a-community-based-stretching-intervention-on-the-health-outcomes-among-korean-chinese-female-migrant-workers-in-south-korea-a-randomized-prospective-trial
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Hyeonkyeong Lee, Duckhee Chae, Sunghye Cho, Junghee Kim, Ri Yoo
AIM: To investigate the long-term effectiveness of stretching exercises on the health outcomes of Korean-Chinese female migrant workers. METHODS: This study was a randomized prospective trial. The study's participants (n = 80) were middle-aged, Korean-Chinese women who had worked full-time during the previous 6 months. They were assigned randomly to an enhanced stretching intervention group or a standard stretching intervention group. Both groups were instructed to carry out a structured 6 min stretching exercise program for at least three times per day and 5 days per week...
October 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834418/quasi-experimental-study-on-the-effectiveness-of-a-flipped-classroom-for-teaching-adult-health-nursing
#15
Esther O Park, Ji Hyun Park
AIM: The effectiveness of flipped learning as one of the teaching methods of active learning has been left unexamined in nursing majors, compared to the frequent attempts to uncover the effectiveness of it in other disciplines. The purpose of this study was to reveal the effectiveness of flipped learning pedagogy in an adult health nursing course, controlling for other variables. METHODS: The study applied a quasi-experimental approach, comparing pre- and post-test results in learning outcomes...
August 18, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707390/social-capital-in-japan-what-characteristics-do-public-health-nurses-see-in-their-communities
#16
Hikaru Honda, Mariko Kawaharada, Yukari Shindo, Rie Tanaka, Ayaka Nakajima, Yuki Nimura
AIM: A concept of social capital that accounts for a community's cultural background and incorporates social capital into public health nursing practice are needed. This study aimed to describe the characteristics of social capital in the context of public health nursing in Japan. METHODS: The study interviewed 11 veteran public health nurses from five municipalities across Japan and undertook a qualitative research analysis. A digital voice recorder was used to collect qualitative data by using a background data sheet and semistructured interviews...
July 13, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707387/effects-of-nurses-personality-traits-and-their-environmental-characteristics-on-their-workplace-learning-and-nursing-competence
#17
Miyuki Takase, Masako Yamamoto, Yoko Sato
AIM: A good fit between an individual's personality traits and job characteristics motivates employees, and thus enhances their work behavior. However, how nurses' personality traits and their environmental characteristics relate to nurses' engagement in workplace learning, which improves their competence, has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate how nurses' personality traits, environmental characteristics, and workplace learning were related to nursing competence...
July 13, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675692/development-of-the-korean-pregnancy-stress-scale
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Younglan Kim, Chae Weon Chung
AIM: This study was conducted in order to develop and evaluate a Pregnancy Stress Scale (PSS). METHODS: The PSS was developed according to Devellis' scale development process. Data that were collected from 388 pregnant women were used to evaluate the validity and reliability of the tool. An item analysis, factor analysis, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and Cronbach's α were used. RESULTS: The PSS comprised seven factors that can be applied to all pregnant women, with one additional factor that is dedicated specifically for working pregnant women, resulting in a total of eight factors with 43 items: physical and psychological changes, coping in daily life, health of the mother and baby, maternal role, family support, healthcare services, social atmosphere, and reconciliation of work life...
July 4, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670857/effects-of-family-affluence-on-the-health-behaviors-of-korean-adolescents
#19
Min H Park, Eun H Hwang
AIM: To examine the effect of the level of family affluence on the health-related behaviors of South Korean adolescents. METHODS: A stratified, random cluster sampling of 400 middle schools and 400 high schools in Korea lead to the selection of 72,435 middle school and high school students. A logistic regression analysis was carried out to examine the impact of family affluence on the health-related behaviors of Korean adolescents. RESULTS: The risk of alcohol intake was 0...
July 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544768/examining-practical-nursing-experiences-to-discover-ways-in-which-to-retain-and-invigorate-the-remaining-functions-of-the-elderly-with-a-demented-and-complex-disability-in-nursing-homes
#20
Min-Sun Park, Sun-Young Lim, Eun-Young Kim, Su-Jung Lee, Sung-Ok Chang
AIM: The bedridden elderly with moderate-to-severe dementia account for a large proportion of the residents in nursing homes and form a specialized group requiring customized care in order to encourage their remaining functions, which determine the quality of their residual life. The purpose of this study was to search for ways to invigorate and foster the remaining functions of this complex-disability group, based on practical nursing strategies in nursing homes. METHODS: The qualitative thematic analysis was done by conducting in-depth interviews with 29 nurses working at 11 different nursing homes in South Korea...
May 23, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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