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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
John R Cutcliffe
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2017: Open Nursing Journal
Mary Halter, Ferruccio Pelone, Olga Boiko, Carole Beighton, Ruth Harris, Julia Gale, Stephen Gourlay, Vari Drennan
Background: Nurse turnover is an issue of concern in health care systems internationally. Understanding which interventions are effective to reduce turnover rates is important to managers and health care organisations. Despite a plethora of reviews of such interventions, strength of evidence is hard to determine. Objective: We aimed to review literature on interventions to reduce turnover in nurses working in the adult health care services in developed economies...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Anna Catherine Elliott, Graham R Williamson
Background: Many randomised control trials and systematic reviews have examined the benefits of glucocorticoids for the treatment of croup in children, but they have reported mainly on dexamethasone as an oral treatment for croup. No systematic reviews have examined prednisolone alone. Aim: To determine in a systematic review of the literature whether a single dose of oral prednisolone is as effective as a single dose of dexamethasone for reducing croup symptoms in children...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Maria Laura Magrini, Clara Minto, Francesca Lazzarini, Matteo Martinato, Dario Gregori
Background: The self-monitoring of caloric intake is becoming necessary as the number of pathologies related to eating increases. New wearable devices may help people to automatically record energy assumed in their meals. Objective: The present review collects the released articles about wearable devices or method for automatic caloric assessments. Method: A literature research has been performed with PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus and ClinicalTrials...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Giulia Carletti, Nicola Soriani, Martina Mattiazzi, Dario Gregori
Background: Measuring service quality aids health care providers to recognize specific and unmet needs of patients. Nevertheless, perceived quality of health care services (PQC) is often investigated with inadequate techniques which may lead to biased results. Objective: The aim of the present study is to develop a proof-of-concept for estimating the PQC using the scale-up estimator, with reference to a concrete assessment in patients of a major Oncology Hospital in Veneto (IOV)...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Slavica Zec, Nicola Soriani, Rosanna Comoretto, Ileana Baldi
Background: Cohen's Kappa is the most used agreement statistic in literature. However, under certain conditions, it is affected by a paradox which returns biased estimates of the statistic itself. Objective: The aim of the study is to provide sufficient information which allows the reader to make an informed choice of the correct agreement measure, by underlining some optimal properties of Gwet's AC1 in comparison to Cohen's Kappa, using a real data example. Method: During the process of literature review, we have asked a panel of three evaluators to come up with a judgment on the quality of 57 randomized controlled trials assigning a score to each trial using the Jadad scale...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Daniele Chiffi, Paola Berchialla, Dario Gregori
Background: Research in Health Risk Assessment is increasingly covering a preeminent role in health care studies. However, risk assessment faces the issue of properly measuring risk exposure. Objective: The aim of the study has been to tackle some methodological issues regarding the risk assessment analysis in the health field, giving more emphasis to a philosophical and epistemological approach in order to show the difficulties in adopting suitable exposure assessment techniques...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Clara Minto, Giulia Beltrame Vriz, Matteo Martinato, Dario Gregori
Background: Nursing and health care research are increasingly using e-questionnaires and e-forms for data collection and survey conduction. The main reason lies in costs, time and data-entry errors containment, increased flexibility, functionality and usability. In spite of this growing usage, no specifc and comprehensive guidelines for designing and submitting e-questionnaires have been produced so far. Objective: The aim of this review is to collect information on the current best practices, taking them from various fields of application...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Danila Azzolina, Clara Minto, Stefania Boschetto, Matteo Martinato, Barbara Bauce, Sabino Iliceto, Dario Gregori
Background: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is an indicator of patient's physical, psychological and social life. HRQoL is influenced by experience, beliefs, perceptions and expectations, and measures subjective perspective of the patient himself. EQ-5D-5L and SF-12 questionnaires are validated instruments useful to measure HRQoL, increasingly administered in electronic formats. Objective: The main purpose is to evaluate the feasibility of anchoring vignettes for the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire, with the aim to improve intergroup comparability of responses among different subjects...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Ileana Baldi, Dario Gregori
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2017: Open Nursing Journal
Bhárbara Karolline Rodrigues Silva, Fernando Rodrigues Peixoto Quaresma, Erika da Silva Maciel, Francisco Winter Dos Santos Figueiredo, Jonathan Souza Sarraf, Fernando Adami
Aim: This study aims to evaluate the relationship between perceived level of stress and quality of life of professionals working in Prompt Service Units in the city of Palmas, Tocantins. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed among 164 professionals from Prompt Service Units. Stress levels were evaluated using the Perceived Stress Scale. The WHOQOL-bref was used to evaluate the perception of quality of life. Quantitative variables distribution was evaluated using Shapiro-Wilk's test...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Reinaldo Antonio Silva-Sobrinho, Anneliese Domingues Wysocki, Lúcia Marina Scatena, Erika Simone Galvão Pinto, Aline Ale Beraldo, Rubia Laine Paula Andrade, Adriana Zilly, Rosane Meire Munhak da Silva, Michela Prestes Gomes, Paulo César Morales Mayer, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa
Objective: To evaluate the performance of Primary Health Care (PHC) in treatment of TB patients in a triple international border municipality. Methods: The present study was an evaluative survey of cross-sectional and quantitative approach conducted with 225 PHC healthcare professionals. Data was collected through a structured and validated instrument, which provided five indicators of "structure" and four indicators of "process" classified as unsatisfactory, regular or satisfactory...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Mi-Kyoung Cho, Miyoung Kim, Gisoo Shin
BACKGROUND: School violence in early adolescence, whose frequency and status have recently changed significantly. OBJECTIVE: This study attempts to detect the cyber bullying inclination of youth in early adolescence when aggressiveness reaches its peak, to identify school violence, and to develop a school violence prevention program. Method: This study was a survey research, investigating participants who were 470 middle school students in South Korea. For the analysis, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA and hierarchical regression analysis...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Mônica Suêla de Azevedo Macena, Rayanne Suely da Costa Silva, Maria Isabel Da Conceição Dias Fernandes, Ana Beatriz de Almeida Medeiros, Kadyjina Daiane Batista Lúcio, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers increase hospital stays and treatment costs due to their complications. Therefore, recognizing factors that contribute to pressure ulcer risk are important to patient safety. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between the scores of the Waterlow, Braden, and Norton scales and clinical and social characteristics in critically ill patients. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 78 patients in an adult intensive care unit of a university hospital in Northeastern Brazil was conducted from July to December 2015...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
Claudia M Sansone, Fabiano Prendin, Greta Giordano, Paola Casati, Anne Destrebecq, Stefano Terzoni
BACKGROUND: Capillary refill time has been studied in literature as a perfusion indicator. Two pilot studies have proposed possible reference values in healthy adults. No data exist regarding capillary refill time as an indicator of abnormal clinical conditions in adults, which might be of help for triage nurses. OBJECTIVE: We wanted to assess if any relationships existed, between altered capillary refill time and abnormal clinical conditions in the emergency department...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
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