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Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS

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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
#1
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544470/patients-help-seeking-experiences-and-delaying-in-breast-cancer-diagnosis-a-qualitative-study
#2
Mariko Oshiro, Midori Kamizato
AIM: To identify the influencing factors in help-seeking behavior by comparing delayers with non-delayers in Japanese female patients with breast cancer. METHODS: This is a descriptive qualitative study. A total of 21 female patients with breast cancer (nine delayers and 12 non-delayers) who were at least 3 months to 5 years postdiagnosis were recruited from two hospitals in Okinawa, Japan. Semistructured interviews were carried out and the results were analyzed by using a qualitative inductive approach...
May 23, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470964/development-and-testing-of-the-attitude-scale-for-the-dietary-therapy-of-hemodialysis-patients
#3
Hiromi Onbe, Kiyoko Kanda
AIM: To develop an attitude scale regarding the dietary therapy of hemodialysis patients and to examine its reliability and validity. METHODS: An initial item pool of 37 items was extracted from a conceptual model that had been developed in the authors' previous study and the literature was reviewed. An expert panel examined the content validity. A total of 381 Japanese hemodialysis patients then were recruited. Exploratory factor analyses and a confirmatory factor analysis were used to test the construct validity and an item analysis, internal consistency coefficients, and test-retest were used to verify the reliability...
May 4, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387045/evaluation-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-korean-version-of-the-cultural-competence-assessment
#4
Duckhee Chae, Kyeong-Hwa Kang, Ramona Benkert, Ardith Z Doorenbos
AIM: The 25 item Cultural Competence Assessment assesses the cultural competence of multiple types of healthcare providers. This study aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the Korean version of the questionnaire (KCCA) and to determine the need for changes to improve its validity and reliability. METHODS: Data from 161 hospital nurses were used for the item analysis and to assess the reliability and construct validity of the KCCA before and after the deletion of nine items...
April 6, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371359/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-birth-centers-versus-hospitals-among-women-with-low-risk-pregnancies-in-japan-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Yaeko Kataoka, Yuko Masuzawa, Chiho Kato, Hiromi Eto
AIM: In order for low-risk pregnant women to base birth decisions on the risks and benefits, they need evidence of birth outcomes from birth centers. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the maternal and neonatal outcomes of low-risk women who gave birth in birth centers and hospitals in Japan. METHODS: The participants were 9588 women who had a singleton vaginal birth at 19 birth centers and two hospitals in Tokyo. The data were collected from their medical records, including their age, parity, mode of delivery, maternal position at delivery, duration of labor, intrapartum blood loss, perineal trauma, gestational weeks at birth, birth weight, Apgar score, and stillbirths...
March 29, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734627/development-of-a-scale-to-measure-diabetes-self-management-behaviors-among-older-koreans-with-type-2-diabetes-based-on-the-seven-domains-identified-by-the-american-association-of-diabetes-educators
#6
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714985/development-of-an-evidence-based-fall-risk-assessment-tool-and-evaluation-of-interrater-reliability-and-nurses-perceptions-of-the-tool-s-clarity-and-usability
#7
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696678/effects-of-a-progressive-muscle-relaxation-intervention-on-dementia-symptoms-activities-of-daily-living-and-immune-function-in-group-home-residents-with-dementia-in-japan
#8
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507794/efficacy-of-a-footbath-for-post-partum-fatigue-in-south-korea-a-quasi-experimental-study
#9
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412650/patient-education-competence-scale-for-registered-nurses-in-taiwan-scale-development-and-psychometric-validation
#10
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412502/short-message-service-as-an-alternative-in-the-drug-consumption-evaluation-of-persons-with-tuberculosis-in-malang-indonesia
#11
Kumboyono
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396432/psychosomatic-effects-of-blanketing-in-nursing-care
#12
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...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390250/activities-of-daily-living-and-rehabilitation-needs-for-older-adults-with-a-stroke-a-comparison-of-home-care-and-nursing-home-care
#13
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)...
April 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244657/nursing-home-staff-members-subjective-frames-of-reference-on-residents-achievement-of-ego-integrity-a-q-methodology-study
#14
Sun-Young Lim, Sung-Ok Chang
AIM: To discover the structure of the frames of reference for nursing home staff members' subjective judgment of residents' achievement of ego integrity. METHODS: Q-methodology was applied. Twenty-eight staff members who were working in a nursing home sorted 34 Q-statements into the shape of a normal distribution. RESULTS: A centroid factor analysis and varimax rotation, using the PQ-method program, revealed four factors: identifying clues to residents' positive acceptance of their whole life span, identifying residents' ways of enjoying their current life, referencing residents' attitudes and competencies toward harmonious relationships, and identifying residents' integrated efforts to establish self-esteem...
February 28, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244654/clinical-nursing-instructors-perceived-challenges-in-clinical-teaching
#15
Cheng-I Yang, Shu-Yuan Chao
AIM: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the challenges in clinical teaching that are encountered by clinical instructors and to foster the relevant training. METHODS: Focus group methodology was used. The participants were 54 clinical nursing instructors who were recruited from middle Taiwan and participated in one of five focus groups of 2-3 h each. The data transcripts were analyzed by using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: Five challenges emerged: (i) teaching outside one's area of expertise; (ii) building cooperative relationships with the clinical staff; (iii) the unit's use of students as nursing staff; (iv) inappropriate clinical practices by the clinical staff; and (v) clinical staff members' negative comments toward the students...
February 28, 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
#16
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...
February 28, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169512/nurses-can-play-an-active-role-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-exposure-keratopathy-in-intensive-care-patients
#17
Elem Kocaçal Güler, İsmet Eşer, Sait Eğrilmez
AIM: This study was conducted in order to determine nurses' ability to diagnose exposure keratopathy reliably in the early stage in intensive care patients. METHODS: This methodological and descriptive study was carried out between 2011 and 2012 in the Neurology and Anesthesiology and Reanimation Intensive Care Units of a teaching hospital in western Turkey. The sample consisted of 4354 ocular assessments in 156 corneas of 78 patients. A patient identification form and a fluorescein test patient tracking chart were used in the data collection...
February 7, 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
#18
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...
February 6, 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
#19
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...
February 5, 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
#20
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...
February 1, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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