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Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
January 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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...
January 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Mitra Zandi, Zohreh Vanaki, Marziyeh Shiva, Eesa Mohammadi
AIM: Little knowledge is available about the experiences of the commissioning mothers during the process of surrogacy; thus, the present study was conducted in order to explore and analyze this process. METHODS: This study was conducted in a referral institute in Tehran with a qualitative approach and using grounded theory methodology. The data were collected through 39 unstructured, in-depth interviews that were conducted with 15 gestational commissioning mothers, two of their husbands, four surrogates, and four of the personnel at centers for assisted reproduction (some participants were interviewed more than once)...
January 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Jung Yoon Kim, Eunhee Cho
AIM: This study developed a self-efficacy enhancement program and evaluated its effects on the self-care behaviors, self-care knowledge, and self-efficacy regarding pressure ulcer prevention in patients with a spinal cord injury. METHODS: This was a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Six hospitals were invited to recruit patients with a spinal cord injury who were undergoing rehabilitation after receiving acute treatment. These hospitals were randomly allocated into experimental (three hospitals) or control (three hospitals) groups and 47 patients participated (24 in the experimental group and 23 in the control group)...
January 2017: 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...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Heesook Son, Young-Hee Yom
AIMS: To examine the individual determinants that influence satisfaction with medical services at the emergency department and to compare the factors that influence satisfaction for the patients, compared with their companions. METHODS: Using data from the 2009 Korea Health Panel Survey, Andersen's behavioral model was used to examine the factors that affect satisfaction with service. A logistic regression analysis was conducted with the data. RESULTS: Patients who were older, female, and employed were more satisfied with the service, as were patients who visited more frequently and those who had non-surgical treatment...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Shin-Jeong Kim, Seong-Sook Baek, Kyung-Ah Kang
AIM: The purpose of this study was to develop an educational program to promote healthy life behaviors and to evaluate its potential effects on the health practices of fifth grade elementary school children. METHODS: The program, which consisted of six categories (daily life and health, disease prevention and management, prevention of drug misuse and overuse, sexuality and health, mental health, and injury prevention and first aid), was developed based on the ADDIE model...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Miho Satoh, Ikue Watanabe, Kyoko Asakura
AIM: Occupational commitment and job satisfaction are major predictors of the intention to continue nursing. This study's purpose was to verify the mediating effects of job satisfaction and three components of occupational commitment on the relationship between effort-reward imbalance and the intention to continue nursing. METHODS: A self-report questionnaire was distributed to 3977 nurses by the nursing department of 12 hospitals in the Tohoku and Kanto districts of Japan in 2013...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Miho Ono, Yuko Tsuyumu, Hiroko Ota, Reiko Okamoto
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the subjective evaluation of a breast cancer peer support program based on a survey of the participants who completed the program. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were held with 10 women with breast cancer. The responses were subject to a qualitative inductive analysis. RESULTS: Women with breast cancer who participated in the breast cancer peer support program evaluated the features of the program and cited benefits, such as "Receiving individual peer support tailored to your needs," "Easily consulted trained peer supporters," and "Excellent coordination...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Masae Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Nogaki, Yoshihisa Shimizu, Teresa Elizabeth Stone, Toshio Kobayashi
AIM: Globally, awareness of the vital link between health and the natural environment is growing. This pilot study, based on the idea of "forest bathing," or shinrin-yoku, the mindful use of all five senses to engage with nature in a natural environment, was initiated in order to determine whether stimulation by viewing an individual's preferred video of sea or forest had an effect on relaxation. METHODS: The participants were 12 healthy men in their twenties and they were divided into two groups based on their preference for sea or forest scenery by using the Visual Analogue Scale...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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...
December 22, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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...
December 22, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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...
December 15, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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