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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742925/a-capabilities-approach-to-environmental-impact-on-nursing-home-resident-quality-of-life
#1
Whitney Thurman, Tracie C Harrison, Shelley A Blozis, Michelle Dionne-Vahalik, Sharilyn Mead
Nursing homes are the major provider of intermediate and long-term care outside of the hospital setting to individuals whose capacity for self-care is limited due to physical or cognitive impairments. Yet, despite their need for assistance, residents of nursing homes want to control their lives, set their routines, and do enjoyable things. The extent to which residents can maintain autonomy and dignity is important. The current study suggests an environmental gerontological framework, rooted in a capabilities approach, that can be used to consider environmental impact on quality of life in nursing homes...
July 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742924/geocoding-to-manage-missing-data-in-a-secondary-analysis-of-community-dwelling-low-income-older-adults
#2
Kathy Wright, Shirley M Moore, Diana Lynn Morris, Susan Hazelett
Managing missing data in a secondary analysis is daunting, particularly if the data of interest were not included in the parent study design. The current study describes the use of geocoding to replace missing data from a parent study for a secondary analysis of socioeconomic and neighborhood characteristics in community-dwelling older adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Geocoding was used to link participants' addresses to data from the American Community Survey to replace missing income and neighborhood data...
July 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742923/comorbid-nighttime-agitation-sleep-disturbance-and-restless-legs-syndrome-what-next
#3
EDITORIAL
Kathy C Richards, Christine R Kovach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556876/comparison-of-two-cognitive-training-programs-with-effects-on-functional-activities-and-quality-of-life
#4
Magdaléna Hagovská, Oliver Dzvoník, Zuzana Olekszyová
The aim of the current study was to compare the effectiveness of two types of cognitive training in 60 older adults with mild cognitive impairment by assessing the impact on functional activities, quality of life (QOL), and various cognitive functions. The primary outcomes were functional activity level and QOL. The secondary outcome was cognitive examination. Group assignment was random. Group A (n = 30) underwent CogniPlus, a computer-based, cognitive training. Group B (n = 30) underwent classical group-based cognitive training...
July 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556875/nonpharmacological-treatments-for-post-stroke-depression-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#5
Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi, Roberta L Huna Wagner, Ruth Lindquist
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments for PSD and present findings regarding the efficacy of investigated treatments...
July 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541589/developing-the-supporting-choice-observational-tool-scot-a-formative-assessment-tool-to-assist-nursing-home-staff-in-realizing-resident-choice
#6
Jennifer A Palmer, Victoria A Parker, James F Burgess, Dan Berlowitz, A Lynn Snow, Susan L Mitchell, Christine W Hartmann
Quality of care in nursing homes has begun to address the importance of resident choice in daily life, yet there are no published tools to teach nursing home staff how to offer such choice. In the current study, a formative assessment tool was developed that can provide staff with detailed and concrete feedback on how to realize resident choice. The tool was created and refined through 22 hours of ethnographic observation in two Veterans Health Administration Community Living Centers (CLCs), 22 hours of developmental testing in two CLCs, review by a modified Delphi panel, and use of an algorithm to assess its logical structure...
May 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541588/effects-of-low-intensity-exercise-in-older-adults-with-chronic-heart-failure-during-the-transitional-period-from-hospital-to-home-in-china-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Li Xueyu, Yu Hao, Xu Shunlin, Li Rongbin, Gao Yuan
The transitional period from hospital to home is critical to decreasing rates of preventable, poor post-discharge outcomes. Older adults with chronic heart failure (CHF) may be challenged to exercise during the transitional period. The purpose of the current study was to test the effects of low-intensity exercise on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), physical function, and heart function in Chinese older adults with CHF during the transitional period. The study was randomized, single-blinded, and controlled...
May 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541587/iranian-nurses-challenges-in-caring-for-older-adults-a-content-analysis-study
#8
Haydeh Heidari, Marjan Mardani-Hamooleh
The current study describes Iranian nurses' challenges in caring for older adults. Participants included 22 nurses who were selected by purposeful method and underwent semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. The interviews were reviewed, and three categories and seven subcategories were noted. The category older adults-nurse interaction challenges included: specific characteristics of older adults and inappropriate interaction between nurses and older adults. The category structural problems included: shortage of nurses, inappropriateness of ward environment, and service problems...
May 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541586/depression-in-family-caregivers-of-mexican-descent-exacerbated-by-stress-and-mitigated-by-mutuality
#9
Janice D Crist, Alice Pasvogel, Laura A Szalacha, Brooke A Finley
Despite common assumptions that non-paid family caregivers of Mexican descent benefit spiritually from their roles according to cultural familistic norms, there is also evidence of caregiver stress resulting in depression. Depression has the potential to seriously affect caregivers' health and their ability to continue to provide care. The current study's purpose was to examine the relationships among depression, stress, and mutuality (i.e., the quality of the caregiver-care recipient relationship) (N = 74 caregivers of Mexican descent in the southwestern United States)...
May 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541585/approaches-to-affective-behavioral-and-cognitive-symptoms-of-individuals-with-dementia-a-thorny-issue-and-a-rose-by-another-name
#10
EDITORIAL
Christine R Kovach, Ann Kolanowski, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339003/influence-of-leisure-competence-and-level-of-leisure-activity-on-life-satisfaction-in-low-income-older-adults-in-rural-south-korea
#11
Jihea Choi, Jung A Choi
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationships among leisure competence, level of leisure activity, and life satisfaction in low-income older adults in rural South Korea. A sample of 137 older adults answered the study questionnaire, and significant differences in leisure competence were noted depending on age, religion, and perceived health status as well as level of leisure activity based on perceived health status and type of leisure activities. There were also notable differences in life satisfaction regarding religion and perceived health status, and a correlation among leisure competence, level of leisure activity, and life satisfaction; the influencing power of leisure competence and level of leisure activity on life satisfaction was 47%...
March 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339002/rgn-s-commitment-to-moving-intervention-science-forward-specifying-targets-mechanisms-of-action-and-outcomes
#12
EDITORIAL
Christine R Kovach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152157/self-reported-health-status-and-malnutrition-risk-in-home-dwelling-korean-older-adult-women
#13
Youn-Jung Son, Min-Kyung Oh, Yun-Mi Lee
The current cross-sectional study described the prevalence of malnutrition risk and identified its associated factors in home-dwelling Korean older adult women. Nutritional status was assessed by the Nutrition Screening Initiative. Multinomial logistic regression analysis determined predictors of nutritional risk. Of 168 participants (mean age = 76.34 years, SD = 6.51 years), approximately 69.6% were classified as being at moderate/high risk for malnutrition. Results showed that higher levels of physical (odds ratio [OR] = 0...
February 2, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152156/feasibility-and-utility-of-online-dementia-care-training-for-hospital-staff-the-cares-%C3%A2-dementia-friendly-hospital-%C3%A2-program
#14
John V Hobday, Joseph E Gaugler, Mary S Mittelman
The current project tested the feasibility and utility of the CARES® Dementia-Friendly Hospital™ (CDFH) program, a 4-module, online training program for nursing assistants (NAs) and allied hospital workers (AHWs) who provide care to individuals with dementia. A single group pretest/posttest design was used for 25 hospital NAs/AHWs, and quantitative and qualitative data were collected to determine whether NAs'/AHWs' knowledge of hospital-based dementia care significantly increased, and if CDFH was perceived as useful and acceptable...
February 2, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112355/hospital-palliative-care-teams-and-post-acute-care-in-nursing-facilities-an-integrative-review
#15
Joan G Carpenter
Although palliative care consultation teams are common in U.S. hospitals, follow up and outcomes of consultations for frail older adults discharged to nursing facilities are unclear. To summarize and critique research on the care of patients discharged to nursing facilities following a hospital-based palliative care consult, a systematic search of PubMed, CINAHL, Ageline, and PsycINFO was conducted in February 2016. Data from the articles (N = 12) were abstracted and analyzed. The results of 12 articles reflecting research conducted in five countries are presented in narrative form...
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112354/muscle-mechanography-a-novel-method-to-measure-muscle-function-in-older-adults
#16
Murad H Taani, Christine R Kovach, Bjoern Buehring
Muscle function decline is a commonly observed process that occurs with aging. Low muscle function, an essential component of sarcopenia, is associated with negative outcomes, including falls, fractures, and dependency. Although many tools have been developed and are used to assess muscle function in older adults, most have important limitations. Muscle mechanography is a novel method that can quantitatively assess muscle function by performing movements such as heel raises, chair rises, or jumps on a ground reaction force plate...
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112352/response-to-the-commentary-nonpharmacological-strategies-for-patients-with-early-stage-dementia-or-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-10-year-update
#17
Kathleen C Buckwalter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112351/nonpharmacological-strategies-for-patients-with-early-stage-dementia-or-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-10-year-update
#18
Joel G Anderson, Ruth Palan Lopez, Karen M Rose, Janet K Specht
As the incidence and prevalence of early-stage Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment increases worldwide, gerontological researchers continue to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of strategies to help patients and caregivers live with the disease. Although pharmacological treatments remain the focus of much of the research, nonpharmacological strategies and approaches to care continue to gain ground as effective means of improving the health-related quality of life for this patient population...
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112350/10-year-milestone-for-research-in-gerontological-nursing-trends-affecting-scientific-publishing
#19
EDITORIAL
Christine R Kovach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855241/how-do-we-promote-health-from-the-words-of-african-american-older-adults-with-dementia-and-their-family-members
#20
Fayron Epps, Lisa Skemp, Janet K Specht
As population diversity increases, understanding what health promotion means to ethnically diverse older adults and their family members aids in the design of health programming. This understanding is particularly relevant for the African American population who experience a high prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). The purpose of the current study was to describe family members' definition of health, health promotion activities (HPAs), barriers to HPAs, and the perceived effectiveness of HPAs for African American older adults with ADRD...
November 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
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