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International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

Vera Kurnia Adistya, Intansari Nurjannah, Heru Subekti
PURPOSE: The article investigates the interrater reliability of Nursing Outcome Classification (NOC) "Caregiver Performance: Direct Care" in Indonesian language. METHODS: Two raters assessed 31 caregivers of clients with mental disorders using NOC "Caregiver Performance: Direct Care" in January 2016. This NOC was translated into Indonesian and each indicator was operated in accordance with caregivers' need in taking care of clients. Kappa and percent agreement were used for the analysis...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Susana Miguel, Sílvia Caldeira, Margarida Vieira
OBJECTIVE: This article describes the adequacy of the Q methodology as a new option for the validation of nursing diagnoses related to subjective foci. METHODS: Discussion paper about the characteristics of the Q methodology. FINDINGS: This method has been used in nursing research particularly related to subjective concepts and includes both a quantitative and qualitative dimension. CONCLUSIONS: The Q methodology seems to be an adequate and innovative method for the clinical validation of nursing diagnoses...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Ana Railka de Souza Oliveira-Kumakura, Sílvia Caldeira, Talita Prado Simão, Fabio Alberto Camargo-Figuera, Diná de Almeida Lopes Monteiro da Cruz, Emília Campos de Carvalho
PURPOSE: To analyze the knowledge related to the use of the Rasch model in validation of nursing diagnoses. METHODS: Integrative literature review with search in LILACS, PUBMED, CINAHL, and SCOPUS. FINDINGS: Five studies comprised the sample, which analyzed unidimensionality, local independence, item calibration, item reliability, separation of items and people, and differential item functioning for analyzing nursing diagnoses. CONCLUSIONS: The Rasch model seems to be a useful method to validate nursing diagnoses and probably also for the validation of nursing outcomes in the Nursing Outcomes Classification...
October 26, 2016: 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
Jane Flanagan, Dickon Weir-Hughes
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October 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...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Cíntia da Costa, Graciele Fernanda da Costa Linch, Emiliane Nogueira de Souza
PURPOSE: The aim was to identify the main signs and symptoms of cardiac patients hospitalized in a unit of intensive cardiology care in order to infer the main nursing diagnoses (NDs). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study; the sample consisted of 77 randomly selected records. Those records included only patients hospitalized for cardiovascular causes and with electronic chart available. FINDINGS: Signs and symptoms identified at admission were psychic (40...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Sara Maria Oliveira Pinto, Sílvia Maria Alves Caldeira Berenguer, José Carlos Amado Martins
OBJECTIVE: Discussion of the "Impaired Comfort" nursing diagnosis. METHODS: Discussion paper based on the authors' ongoing PhD research about the development of comfort as a complex intervention. FINDINGS: When the patient has impaired comfort, the nursing intervention should be specific to the etiological factor. Some arguments are raised about impaired comfort as a nursing diagnosis and the discussion is led about the possibility of the referred diagnosis being considered a syndrome...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Renata Bulhões Costa, Eduarda Ribeiro Dos Santos, Camila Takao Lopes, Ellen Cristina Bergamasco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adequacy of the activities in the nursing intervention Exercise Therapy: Ambulation for medical-surgical patients with impaired physical mobility. METHODS: A methodological study with 60 medical-surgical nurses in a large hospital in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Nurses judged the appropriateness of the 20 activities that comprise the intervention, classified as major or minor. RESULTS: Eight activities were classified as major and 12 as minor for the care of medical-surgical patients with impaired physical mobility...
October 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
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