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International Journal of Older People Nursing

Stephanie Constantin, Sherry Dahlke
AIM: The aim of this integrative review of the literature was to evaluate and summarise current research about how nurses maintain and improve hospitalised older peoples' mobility levels. BACKGROUND: Older persons make up the majority of healthcare recipients, and they are at risk to experience significant decline in their mobility once hospitalised. This can result in longer hospitalisations or nursing home admissions. Currently, it is not well understood how nurses maintain and restore mobility of hospitalised older persons...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Frances Horne, Pippa Burns, Victoria Traynor, Robyn Gillespie, Judy Mullan, Amanda Baker, Lindsey Harrison, Khin Than Win
AIMS: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the "Managing Medicines for People with Dementia" ( website for informal carers. BACKGROUND: The management of medications for individuals living with a dementia by informal carers is a neglected area of care. We know that informal carers find it difficult accessing reliable and comprehensive information about medications. We also know that the Internet is a contemporary and growing medium through which consumers access health information...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Jaana Koskenniemi, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Pauli Puukka, Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate older patients' perceptions of respect in hospital nursing care and to test a newly developed instrument measuring the phenomenon. BACKGROUND: Respect manifests itself in the older patient-nurse relationship in terms of nurses being with and doing for the patient. Empirical studies investigating respect from the older patients' perspective are rare. There is a need to maintain respectful behaviours and attitudes within hospital-based nursing practice...
April 27, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Nam Hee Park, Mi Sook Song, So Young Shin, Ji-Hye Jeong, Hyo Young Lee
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of medication adherence and health literacy on health-related quality of life in vulnerable older people with hypertension. BACKGROUND: Health literacy is particularly critical for providing accurate information regarding correct medication intake to improve medication adherence. Additionally, health-related quality of life is directly related to impairment from chronic disease. DESIGN: A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was used...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Aleksandra Jarling, Ingela Rydström, Marie Ernsth-Bravell, Maria Nyström, Ann-Charlotte Dalheim-Englund
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the meaning of the phenomenon home care from the perspective of older persons who live alone with multimorbidity. BACKGROUND: In line with worldwide changing demographics, conditions for older people in need of home care are changing. In Sweden there is a stay-in-place policy and older people are expected to live and be cared for in their own home as long as possible. Home care, instituted by different laws, is a challenge affecting the older person when the private home becomes a workplace...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Fiona Cowdell, Judith Dyson, Judith Long, Una Macleod
AIM: To identify the frequency and impact of self-reported skin concerns in community-dwelling older people. BACKGROUND: Globally, the population is getting older and it is essential to develop effective interventions to promote healthy ageing. Skin change with age is inevitable and renders this often neglected organ more vulnerable to damage and breakdown; this can be costly to individuals and society. Maintenance of skin health in older people presents a health challenge that has yet to be fully understood or addressed...
March 25, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Arsalan Afzal, Paul Stolee, George A Heckman, Veronique M Boscart, Chiranjeev Sanyal
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explored: (i) the role of unregulated care providers in the healthcare system; (ii) their potential role on interprofessional teams; (iii) the impact of unregulated care provider's role on quality of care and patient safety; and (iv) education and employment standards. BACKGROUND: Unregulated care providers in Canada assist older adults with personal support and activities of daily living in a variety of care settings. As the care needs of an aging population become increasingly complex, the role of unregulated care providers in healthcare delivery has also evolved...
March 25, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Sarah J Rhynas, Azucena Garcia Garrido, Jennifer K Burton, Gemma Logan, Juliet MacArthur
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain an in-depth understanding of the decision-making processes involved in the discharge of older people admitted to hospital from home and discharged to a care home, as described in the case records. BACKGROUND: The decision for an older person to move into a care home is significant and life-changing. The discharge planning literature for older people highlights the integral role of nurses in supporting and facilitating effective discharge...
March 24, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Panagiota Copanitsanou, Panayota Sourtzi, Sara Cano, Esther Cabrera, Andreas Charalambous, Jouko Katajisto, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Evridiki Papastavrou, Kirsi Valkeapää, Adelaida Zabalegui, Chryssoula Lemonidou
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between significant others' expected and received knowledge and their background characteristics in three Mediterranean countries (Cyprus, Greece, Spain), all of which deal with economic restrictions, have similar social support systems with the family members acting as family caregivers, and cultural similarities. BACKGROUND: Significant others' role is a key element in the older patients' postoperative recovery...
March 24, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Raeann G LeBlanc, Cynthia S Jacelon
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clarify the concept of self-care among older people living with chronic health conditions. This concept clarification will assist nurses in addressing self-care among older people through research, policy and practice in offering an expanded conceptual model. BACKGROUND: Several policy influences over the past decade directly relate to the increased importance and economic necessity to require self-directed care for older people living with chronic health conditions to maintain their care at home in the community...
March 24, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Silje Havrevold Henni, Marit Kirkevold, Konstantinos Antypas, Christina Foss
BACKGROUND: Care of older adults in the community is becoming increasingly complex. However, nursing staff often has insufficient knowledge and skills to adequately address the needs of frail older adults. There is therefore a need for nurses with advanced qualifications. To meet this need, advanced geriatric nursing has been introduced in Norway. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the experiences of nurses with their new role as advanced geriatric nurses in care of older adults and to determine what strategies the nurses considered important in the development of their new role...
March 11, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Kristina Ek, Maria Browall, Monika Eriksson, Irene Eriksson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe healthcare providers' experiences, knowledge and attitudes in relation to the assessment of oral health in older adults. BACKGROUND: Oral health is an important element in the care of older adults. An increasing proportion of older people need the help and support of community-based healthcare services, which are responsible for providing oral health assessment for this group. Although oral care is an important part of nursing care, studies show that it is often an overlooked area in the care of older people...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Sarah H Kagan
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March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Julie Kathryn Skilbeck, Antony Arthur, Jane Seymour
AIM: To explore how older people with complex health problems experience frailty in their daily lives. BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the personal experience of frailty in the context of fluctuating ill-health has the potential to contribute to the development of personalised approaches to care planning and delivery. DESIGN: An ethnographic study of older people, living at home, receiving support from a community matron service in a large city in the North of England...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Sharon A Kagwa, Anne-Marie Boström, Carla Ickert, Susan E Slaughter
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experience of HCAs encouraging residents living in residential care to complete the sit-to-stand activity and to identify the strategies HCAs used to integrate the activity into their daily work routines. BACKGROUND: Decreased mobility in advanced ageing is further reduced when entering a residential care facility. Interventions such as the sit-to-stand activity have been shown to have a positive effect on the mobility of older people...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Darcy Mize
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of patient-nurse interaction for older women receiving care in healthcare settings. BACKGROUND: Older women are often overlooked or misunderstood by the nurses caring for them. Some research exists on nurses' perception of their interaction with patients, yet few studies have described the meaning of such interaction from the patients' perspective. METHODS: This was a pilot study using qualitative description as a methodology...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Anthony G Tuckett, Ann W Banchoff, Sandra J Winter, Abby C King
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper presents a review of the literature about the built environment as it impacts the health of older people. It then introduces the gerontological nurse and researcher to the Our Voice framework for engaging older people as citizen scientists in order to empower them as agents of change in improving their local built environment and ultimately advancing community health. BACKGROUND: Community-level strategies to promote successful ageing in place are critical both to optimising health outcomes and containing healthcare costs...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Billy A Caceres, Linda Bub, Maria Isabel Negrete, Liliana Giraldo Rodríguez, Allison P Squires
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe healthcare professionals' perceptions of neglect of older people in Mexico. BACKGROUND: Mistreatment of older people, particularly neglect, has emerged as a significant public health concern worldwide. However, few studies have been conducted to examine neglect of older people in low- and middle-income countries. Most research has focused on estimating the prevalence of neglect in older populations with little emphasis on the perceptions of healthcare professionals and their role in addressing neglect of older people...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Lotta Saarnio, Anne-Marie Boström, Petter Gustavsson, Ragnhild Hedman, Joakim Öhlén
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to illuminate how meanings of at-homeness are temporally and spatially shaped by older people with severe illness. BACKGROUND: At-homeness can be understood as a feeling of being metaphorically at-home while experiencing well-being. The research field of at-homeness among older people with severe illness is under researched and knowledge about how at-homeness is shaped by time and place is limited. METHOD: Narrative interviews were conducted in Sweden with a total of twenty men and women who were aged 85 years or over and affected by severe illness...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Andreina D'Onofrio, Christophe Büla, Eve Rubli, Fabiana Butrogno, Diane Morin
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the functional trajectories of older medical inpatients and to identify factors associated with overall and in-hospital functional decline. BACKGROUND: Functional decline during a hospital stay is an important clinical outcome because independence remains a major determinant of older persons' quality of life and health care demands. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants (n = 189) were admitted to the Acute Care Unit for Elders of a Swiss academic hospital and were aged 65 years and older...
March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
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