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Open Nursing Journal

Masako Kageyama, Keiko Yokoyama
Background: The growing rates of deinstitutionalization in Japan have resulted in an increase in the number of children being raised by parents with mental illness. Given this situation, public health nurses working for local governments play an important role. Objective: The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe the child-rearing support provided by public health nurses to parents with mental illness. Methods: Seven nurses identified 28 cases of parents with mental illness...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Tadele Girum, Abebaw Wasie
Introduction: High prevalence of anemia attributable to intestinal parasite infection occurs among children in developing countries. As a result mass treatment of all children with anti-helminthic drugs particularly in school setting is being implemented. There are few studies conducted to assess impact of deworming on anemia prevalence among school children with inconclusive finding. Therefore we aimed to conduct a systematic review on impact assessment of deworming on anemia prevalence or hemoglobin level of school children so that policy makers and other stalk holders could have pooled evidence on the direction to make decision...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Bo-Yeoul Kim, Kyu-Joo Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo
Background: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program hastens recovery from colorectal cancer by shortening the treatment period and enabling a return to normal activities. However, patients with colorectal cancer treated under the ERAS program have fewer opportunities to consult with medical staff and receive education regarding self-care and experience more affective stress and anxiety. Objective: This study aimed to develop and assess an educational program for patients with colorectal cancer treated under the ERAS program, considering affective aspects...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Leung Andrew Luk
Background: With the aim to enhance the senior nursing managers to be caring leaders so that they can nurture their team members to be holistic care providers, a one year program has been developed with emphasis on self-reflection and self-cultivation. Purpose: It aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-year leadership enhancement program in an acute general hospital. Design & Methods: Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were adopted...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mansour J Mansour, Shadi F Al Shadafan, Firas T Abu-Sneineh, Mohammed M AlAmer
Background: This paper explores the opportunities and challenges for integrating patient safety education in undergraduate nursing curriculum. Methods: Four dimensions of undergraduate nursing education are examined: National accreditation of nursing programs, building a competency-based nursing education, a model of nursing education and building faculty capacity in patient safety education and research. Results: Incorporating patient safety in a nursing curriculum can be "institutionalized" by making it a pre-requisite for granting program accreditation...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Dalky F Heyam, Gharaibeh Besher, Al-Khateeb Nesreen
Background: Despite the extensive literature on work ability, few studies have looked at variables associated with work ability of nurses working fixed versus rotating shifts. Objective: The study aims were to explore variables contributing to work ability and to examine the association of demographic, job satisfaction, and work shift to work ability. Method: A cross-sectional design was utilized to assess work ability level and job satisfaction among nurses working 8 or 12 hour rotating or fixed shifts in Jordanian hospitals...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mi Young Kim, Yu Jeong Kim
Background: College students are exposed to an environment that places their health at risk. As a result, they are vulnerable to health-related problems. In order to improve health promotion behaviors, it is necessary to identify the variables affecting these behaviors. However, few studies have comprehensively examined health consciousness, health perception, and self-esteem as variables in health promotion behaviors among college students. Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing health promotion behaviors in college students...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Thokozani Bvumbwe, Ntombifikile Gloria Mtshali
Background: Malawi made great strides to increase the number of nurses through the Emergency Human Resource for Health Program. However, quantity of health workforce alone is not adequate to strengthen the health system. Malawi still reports skill mix imbalance and geographical mal-distribution of the nursing workforce. Health systems must continuously adapt and evolve according to the health care needs and inform health professionals' education to accelerate gains in health outcomes...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Panagiotis E Prezerakos
Background: Emotional Intelligence has made a significant contribution to effective leadership, becoming one of the key characteristics of leaders.Objective: The aim of the present study was to review qualitative and quantitative studies concerning Emotional Intelligence of nurse leaders and the evidence-based composition of their results. Method: A search was performed in the electronic databases (Pubmed, Scopus and CINAHL) for articles, which were published in the period 2000-2017 in English or Greek...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mohanad Naji Sahib
Background: Poor quality of life, fractures and disability are the consequences of preventable osteoporosis. Objectives: The aims of this study were to validate and assess Osteoporosis Self-efficacy Scale (OSES-A) Arabic version among Iraqi general population. Methods: A cross-sectional study with a random cluster sampling method from the community was used. Forward-backward-forward translation method was used to translate the questionnaire from English to Arabic...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Muhammad W Darawad, Nedal Alfasfos, Ismael Zaki, Malek Alnajar, Sawsan Hammad, Osama A Samarkandi
Background: Critically ill patients are hypermetabolic and have increased energy requirements, making nutritional support a vital intervention. In the Intensive Care Units, enteral nutrition is based on opinions rather than evidence-based practices. Therefore, there is a need to identify the barriers to evidence based practice protocols for enteral feeding of patients in Jordanian ICUs. Aims: To explore Jordanian ICU nurses' perceived barriers for enteral nutrition that hinders them from utilizing the recommended EN guidelines...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Annika M Kisch, Anna Forsberg
Background: There is limited knowledge about the perspective of patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) about having a sibling as donor. It is essential to understand the main concerns of stem cell recipients in order to enable nurses to provide person-centred care. Objectives: The study aim was to explore patients' main concerns about having a sibling stem cell donor and how the patients handle them, from immediately before until one year after transplantation...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Elinor Nielsen, Ingrid Wåhlin, Gunilla Hollman Frisman
Background: Patients going through surgery being awake often have a sense of anxiety and need support to relax. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether looking at pictures of natural scenery could reduce anxiety and pain and increase relaxation and well-being being awake during the elective surgery. Methods: This three-arm, randomized intervention study consisted of one group viewing pictures of natural scenery, one group listening to soft instrumental music, and one control group without distraction, all adult patients (n=174)...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Sung Hae Kim, Yoona Choi, Ji-Hye Lee, Da-El Jang, Sanghee Kim
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2018: Open Nursing Journal
Aires G Santos-Junior, Adriano M Ferreira, Oleci P Frota, Marcelo A Rigotti, Larissa da S Barcelos, Alvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa, Denise de Andrade, Odanir G Guerra, Mara C R Furlan
Background: Failures in the processes of cleaning and disinfecting health service surfaces may result in the spread and transfer of pathogens that are often associated with healthcare-related infections and outbreaks. Aims: To assess the effectiveness of environmental surface cleaning and disinfection in a hospital clinic. Method: The study was conducted in a nursing ward with 45 beds. A total of 80 samples from five high-touch surfaces were evaluated before and after cleaning and disinfection, using the following methods: visual inspection, adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay, aerobic colony count, Staphylococcus aureus colony count, and evaluation of resistance to methicillin...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Sung Hae Kim, Yoona Choi, Ji-Hye Lee, Da-El Jang, Sanghee Kim
Background: The prevalence of chronic diseases has been rapidly increased due to population aging. As the duration of care needs increase, the caregivers' socioeconomic burdens have also increased. Objective: This review examines the attributes of caregiving experience and quality of life of caregivers in Korea with a focus on the application of nursing theory. Method: We reviewed studies on caregivers' caring for adult patients published till 2016 in 4 bio-medical research portal websites or data bases...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Nesrin N Abu Baker, Nahla Al-Ali, Ranyah Al-Ajlouni
Background: Obesity is a serious public health problem especially among adolescents. Understanding adolescents' attitudes toward obesity and healthy lifestyle is a crucial step to develop effective health programs to treat and prevent obesity. Objectives: To examine the attitudes toward overweight and obesity among Jordanian adolescent students and to identify the components of obesity prevention program that the students perceive as important. Methods: A sample of 1000 students in 8th to 10th grades was randomly selected from 16 schools in Irbid, Jordan...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Marie Truglio-Londrigan, Jason T Slyer
Background: Shared decision-making has received national and international interest by providers, educators, researchers, and policy makers. The literature on shared decision-making is extensive, dealing with the individual components of shared decision-making rather than a comprehensive process. This view of shared decision-making leaves healthcare providers to wonder how to integrate shared decision-making into practice. Objective: To understand shared decision-making as a comprehensive process from the perspective of the patient and provider in all healthcare settings...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Kristy A Baron
Background: The complexity of health care today requires nursing graduates to use effective thinking skills. Many nursing programs are revising curricula to include concept-based learning that encourages problem-solving, effective thinking, and the ability to transfer knowledge to a variety of situations-requiring nurse educators to modify their teaching styles and methods to promote student-centered learning. Changing from teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning requires a major shift in thinking and application...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Nayyereh Davoudi, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Mohammad Saeed Zokaei, Nematallah Fazeli
Background and Objective: Regarding the fact that emergency ward has unique characteristics, whose uniqueness affects informed consent processes by creating specific challenges. Hence, it seems necessary to identify the process and challenges of informed consent in the emergency ward through a qualitative study to understand actual patients' and health care providers' experiences, beliefs, values, and feelings about the informed consent in the emergency ward. Through such studies, new insight can be gained on the process of informed consent and its challenges with the hope that the resulting knowledge will enable the promotion of ethical, legal as well as effective health services to the patients in the emergency ward...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
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