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International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

Shelley-Rae Pehler
PURPOSE: To gather data from patients and caregivers about their personal experiences with longing. METHODS: Using Fehring's Clinical Diagnostic Validity model, patients and caregivers were surveyed for their experiences with longing. The survey was developed based on two previous research projects (a content analysis and survey of expert nurses). Approval for the study was received from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Institutional Review Board. FINDINGS: None of the 84 attributes met major criteria (weighted ratios ≥ 0...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Alonso Montiel-Luque, Antonio Jesús Núñez-Montenegro, Esther Martín-Aurioles, Felicísima García-Dillana, Maria Carmen Toro-Toro, José Antonio González-Correa
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of Ineffective Self-Health Management (ISHM) (00078) and its related factors in polymedicated patients over the age of 65 years. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used. A home interview was conducted with each participant (N = 375) for data collection. FINDINGS: The prevalence of ISHM was 37.3%. The risk factors associated were social risk, depression, noncompliance, medication errors, and confusion with medications...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Kimiyo Shimomai, Hidetoshi Furukawa, Yuko Kuroda, Kazuaki Fukuda, Mitsumi Masuda, Junko Koizumi
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to clarify any difficulties or problems that exist in Japanese healthcare sites regarding the selection of death anxiety as a nursing diagnosis. METHODS: This study was a qualitative, inductive research design. The semistructured interviews were conducted on the participants who were nurses and had 3 or more years of clinical experience in Japan. RESULTS: Results showed four categories: "The Japanese have a culture of avoiding death," "It is extremely difficult to match diagnostic indicators and related factors with specific patient cases," "Other diagnoses exist that are effective and enable proactive intervention," and "The definition of death anxiety and the meaning of its diagnostic indicators are unintelligible...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Fritz Frauenfelder, Theo van Achterberg, Maria Müller-Staub
PURPOSE: This study explored how well the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) covers adult inpatient psychiatric care. METHODS: By systematic analyses and a mapping approach, documented nursing interventions were assessed on concurrencies with the NIC. FINDINGS: From 2,153 intervention descriptions in nursing notes, 1,924 were recognizable as NIC interventions, and 229 did not match the NIC. 89.4% of all identified descriptions of interventions were recognizable as NIC interventions on the level of definition...
September 6, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Cherrill Stockmann, Octavian Gabor, Pamela DiVito-Thomas, Caroline Ehlers
PURPOSE: To explore and understand the use and intended outcomes of presence from the perspective of and as experienced by nurses. METHODS: Twenty-seven nurses participated in one of four focus groups. Data were analyzed using Giorgi's phenomenological method. FINDINGS: Four themes emerged: (1) therapeutic communication; (2) nurse well-being; (3) dimensions of presence; and (4) intention to improve client outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Presence was described as a multidimensional intervention that required therapeutic communication and nurse well-being with the intention of improving client outcomes...
August 29, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Larissa Maiara da Silva Alves Souza, Andrea Cotait Ayoub, Agueda Maria Ruiz Zimmer Cavalcante
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of nursing diagnoses (NDs) identified for patients with heart failure (HF) based on their hemodynamic profiles. METHOD: Analytical, cross-sectional study conducted in the emergency room of a public hospital in a large cardiology center in Brazil. One hundred medical records of patients with HF whose hemodynamic profile had been established were analyzed. RESULTS: The main NDs identified were risk of infection, bathing self-care deficit, risk for decreased cardiac output, risk for falls, and excess fluid volume...
July 8, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Artur Dalfó Pibernat
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July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Jeffrey M Adams
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July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Vinicius Batista Santos, Álvaro Nagib Atallah, Camila Takáo Lopes, Juliana de Lima Lopes, Alba Lúcia Bottura Leite de Barros
PURPOSE: To identify the possible defining characteristics (DCs) and related factors of the nursing diagnosis (ND) decreased cardiac tissue perfusion. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using medical charts of adults admitted to an emergency department with the chief complaint of chest pain in a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. FINDINGS: DCs identified: crushing chest pain, elevated markers of myocardial necrosis, ischemic electrocardiogram changes, sweating, nausea, and vomiting...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Graziele Ribeiro Bitencourt, Luise de Almeida Ferreira Alves, Rosimere Ferreira Santana, Marcos Venicios de Oliveira Lopes
PURPOSE: This study aims to verify the interrater reliability for indicators of the Nursing Outcomes Classification of urinary elimination. METHODS: A total of 103 elderly postoperative patients were followed by two nurses with specialized training in medical-surgical and gerontological nursing. FINDINGS: The agreement of evaluators was based on interpretation of the Krippendorff's alpha coefficient, for complete emptying of the bladder (...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Eunjoo Lee, Hyejin Park
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to identify frequency and time spent performing indirect nursing interventions by Korean nurses, and to compare the time spent on indirect nursing interventions with estimates of time spent by U.S. nurses. METHODS: Data were collected from 721 registered nurses working in eight hospitals in Korea. U.S. data were obtained from the fifth edition of the Nursing Interventions Classification published in 2008. RESULTS: Korean nurses took more time with 4 interventions, and U...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Paula Escalada-Hernández, Blanca Marín-Fernández
PURPOSE: To analyze the frequency of the nursing diagnosis disturbed thought processes (DTP) (00130) in a sample of psychiatric and psychogeriatric patients in medium- and long-term units and to describe those factors associated with its presence. METHODS: A secondary analysis of the data obtained in a multicentric and cross-sectional study developed in Spain was undertaken. FINDINGS: The total sample was 624 patients, from which 39.4% (n = 246) had the nursing diagnosis DTP...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Rr Tutik Sri Hariyati, Achir Yani, Tris Eryando, Zainal Hasibuan, Ariesta Milanti
PURPOSE: The study aims to develop and test the effectiveness and efficiency of the SIMPRO. SIMPRO was developed with NANDA-I, Nursing Intervention Classification, and Nursing Outcome Classification nursing language. METHOD: The research was divided into two parts, in which we used two different designs-incremental and quasi-experimental design. Two hundred fifty-five samples of nursing documentations were randomly assessed with computer-assisted clustering out of 1,040 nursing records of discharged patients...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Figen Erol Ursavaş, Özgül Karayurt
PURPOSE: To investigate the validity and reliability of the Sexual Adjustment and Body Image Scale in Turkish breast cancer women. METHODS: This is a methodological and cross-sectional study, and included 161 breast cancer women. RESULTS: The factor loadings in the exploratory factor analysis ranged from 0.83 to 0.90 for the sexual adjustment scales and ranged from 0.52 to 0.86 for the body image scale. The Cronbach's alpha values were 0.86, 0...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Heloísa Cristina Quatrini Carvalho Passos Guimarães, Silvana Barbosa Pena, Juliana de Lima Lopes, Camila Takao Lopes, Alba Lucia Bottura Leite de Barros
OBJECTIVE: To propose new criteria for expert selection for validation studies in nursing in Brazil. METHODS: (a) Literature review on terms related to expertise and criteria for expert selection; and (b) development of new consensus criteria for expert selection and consensus building. RESULTS: Definitions for the terms novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert were found. In the second phase, criteria to rank the experts (junior, senior, and master) were developed and validated according to a score of 5-20...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Pedro Ruyman Brito-Brito, Domingo Angel Fernandez-Gutierrez, Hilary M Smith
PURPOSE: The study aims to use the standardized nursing process to assist a middle-aged man with functional and psychosocial problems following a stroke. DATA SOURCES: Data were obtained from interviews with the patient during primary care nurse consultations, electronic health record reviews, and reports from other professionals. To build the care plan, we used available scientific evidence, and we also considered a nurse-patient agreement. DATA SYNTHESIS: We used clinical reasoning with NANDA-I classification, the Nursing Outcomes Classification, and the Nursing Interventions Classification to select nursing diagnoses, patient outcomes, and nursing interventions...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Karen Dunn Lopez, Alessandro Febretti, Janet Stifter, Andrew Johnson, Diana J Wilkie, Gail Keenan
PURPOSE: To develop methods for rapid and simultaneous design, testing, and management of multiple clinical decision support (CDS) features to aid nurse decision-making. METHODS: We used quota sampling, think-aloud and cognitive interviews, and deductive and inductive coding of synchronized audio video data and archival libraries. FINDINGS: Our methods and organizational tools allowed us to rapidly improve the usability, understandability, and usefulness of CDS in a generalizable sample of practicing nurses...
June 24, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Marian Valentini Pezzi, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Angelita Paganin, Emiliane Nogueira de Souza
PURPOSE: Determine the outcomes and interventions for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization with nursing diagnosis of impaired tissue integrity. METHODS: Survey with e-questionnaires sent for expert nurses in two rounds. FINDINGS: Only one nursing outcome was approved: tissue integrity-skin and mucosa and five related interventions, namely, pressure control, topical drug administration, care of incision site, care of injuries, and infection control...
June 21, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Vanessa Emille Carvalho de Sousa, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Gail M Keenan, Karen Dunn Lopez
PURPOSE: To design and test educational software to improve nursing students' diagnostic reasoning through NANDA-I-based clinical scenarios. METHODS: A mixed method approach was used and included content validation by a panel of 13 experts and prototype testing by a sample of 56 students. FINDINGS: Experts' suggestions included writing adjustments, new response options, and replacement of clinical information on the scenarios. Percentages of students' correct answers were 65...
June 20, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Natália Chantal Magalhães da Silva, Ana Railka de Souza Oliveira-Kumakura, Sue Moorhead, Ana Emília Pace, Emília Campos de Carvalho
PURPOSE: The study aimed to validate clinically the indicators of the nursing outcome "Tissue Integrity: Skin and Mucous Membranes" and its conceptual and operational definitions in people with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A methodological study was conducted with an evaluation of 100 participants for two pairs: one of these pairs used the indicators without the definitions and the other used the indicators with their definitions. FINDINGS: The pair who used the definitions presented greater concordance and similarity in the ratings...
June 16, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
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