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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032078/adolescents-interpretation-of-the-concept-of-wellness-a-qualitative-study
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Ezihe Loretta Ahanonu, Karien Jooste
Introduction: This study sought to explore and describe the interpretation which adolescents ascribe to the term wellness at a selected high school in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Methods: A qualitative research design was utilized. Nine focus-group discussions were conducted among 58 adolescents. Sample was selected purposefully and collected data was analyzed using open coding. Results: Findings reflected adolescents' interpretations of the term wellness in the realm of holistic well-being transcending the nonexistence of illness or sickness in the body...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032077/the-effect-of-group-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-and-consciousness-yoga-program-on-quality-of-life-and-fatigue-severity-in-patients-with-ms
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Somayeh Nejati, Sepideh Rajezi Esfahani, Soheila Rahmani, Gita Afrookhteh, Shahrzad Hoveida
Introduction: The chronic nature of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), have can leave devastating effects on quality of life and fatigue. The present research aimed to study the effect of group Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and conscious yoga program on the quality of life and fatigue severity among patients with MS. Methods: This study was quasi-experimental with intervention and control groups. The statistical population included all members to MS Society of Tehran Province, 24 of whom diagnosed with MS were selected as the sample based on the inclusion criteria...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032076/clinical-competence-and-its-related-factors-of-nurses-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Jila Mirlashari, Robabeh Qommi, Shahin Nariman, Nasser Bahrani, Jamaloddin Begjani
Introduction: Clinical competence of nurses working in the neonatal intensive care units together with advancements in medical science and technology increased the survival rate of newborns that need specialized care. To ensure the quality of care and provide the safety of patients, evaluating the clinical competence of nurses seems necessary. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical competence of nurses in the neonatal intensive care units. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 117 nurses working in the neonatal intensive care units of the hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences were selected by census method...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032075/unmet-supportive-care-needs-of-iranian-cancer-patients-and-its-related-factors
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Faranak Jabbarzadeh Tabrizi, Azad Rahmani, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Madineh Jasemi, Atefeh Allahbakhshian
Introduction: Investigation of supportive care needs of cancer patients is important to implement any supportive care programs. There is no relevant studies investigated supportive care needs of Iranian cancer patients and factors affecting such needs. So, the aims of present study were to determine the unmet supportive care needs of Iranian cancer patients and its predictive factors. Methods: In this descriptive- correlational study 274 cancer patients in one referral medical center in North West of Iran participated...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032074/comparing-the-effect-of-foot-reflexology-massage-foot-bath-and-their-combination-on-quality-of-sleep-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ali Rahmani, Mahdi Naseri, Mohammad Mahdi Salaree, Batool Nehrir
Introduction: Many patients in coronary care unit (CCU) suffer from decreased sleep quality caused by environmental and mental factors. This study compared the efficacy of foot reflexology massage, foot bath, and a combination of them on the quality of sleep of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: This quasi-experimental study was implemented on ACS patients in Iran. Random sampling was used to divide the patients into four groups of 35 subjects. The groups were foot reflexology massage, foot bath, a combination of the two and the control group...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032073/the-effect-of-group-psychoeducation-program-on-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-bipolar-mood-disorders-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Farnaz Rahmani, Hossein Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Ranjbar, Seyed Sajjad Razavi, Elnaz Asghari
Introduction: Medication nonadherence is highly prevalent in patients with bipolar disorders and often results in worsening disease prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of group psychoeducation on medication adherence in female patients with bipolar mood disorder type I. Methods: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 76 patients with bipolar mood disorder admitted in female psychiatric wards of Razi teaching hospital, Tabriz, Iran. The participants were selected by convenience sampling method and were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032072/effect-of-mealtime-during-hemodialysis-on-patients-complications
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Seyed Reza Borzou, Fahimeh Mahdipour, Khodayar Oshvandi, Mohsen Salavati, Neda Alimohammadi
Introduction: Food intake during hemodialysis increases the risk of problems such as hypotension, nausea, and vomiting in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This study aimed to determine the effect of mealtime during dialysis on the patients' complications. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study consisted of all eligible hemodialysis patients in Hamadan teaching hospitals. All of 48 patients were selected through census method. The research was conducted in two sessions. At both sessions, patients were kept fasting prior to hemodialysis...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032071/exploring-nurse-s-communicative-role-in-nurse-patient-relations-a-qualitative-study
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Ali Fakhr-Movahedi, Zahra Rahnavard, Mahvash Salsali, Reza Negarandeh
Introduction: Recognition the nurses' communicative roles can influence quality of patient's care. Therefore, this study was aimed to explore nurse's role in nurse-patient relations. Methods: This study was a qualitative research in which collected data was analyzed by content analysis method. The participants were 23 nurses, patients and their families in medical and surgical wards of a referral hospital in Tehran, Iran. Data were collected by semi-structured interview and observation. Results: Data analysis was led to the emergence of a main conceptual category: The patient's need-based communication...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757390/caustic-ingestion-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mandana Rafeey, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Saeede Sheikhi, Leila Vahedi
Introduction: Caustic ingestion that occurs accidently is one of the most common problems in children. Methods: This systematic review has been performed by searching the databases including Science Direct, ProQuest, Google Scholar, and PubMed. A strategic search was performed with keywords including caustic, corrosive, ingestion, and children, and was limited to articles in English and Persian. Data were analyzed using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis2 and PASW Statistics 18. Results: We selected 64 articles regarding caustic ingestion with a total sample of 11,345 cases...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752490/disruptive-behaviors-in-an-emergency-department-the-perspective-of-physicians-and-nurses
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Maryam Maddineshat, Alan H Rosenstein, Arash Akaberi, Mahbubeh Tabatabaeichehr
Introduction: Disruptive behaviors cause many problems in the workplace, especially in the emergency department (ED).This study was conducted to assess the physician's and nurse's perspective toward disruptive behaviors in the emergency department. Methods: In this cross-sectional study a total of 45 physicians and 110 nurses working in the emergency department of five general hospitals in Bojnurd participated. Data were collected using a translated, changed, and validated questionnaire (25 item). The collected data were analyzed by SPSS ver...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752489/assessment-of-family-functioning-and-its-relationship-to-quality-of-life-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-women
#11
Elham Azmoude, Mahin Tafazoli, Azam Parnan
Introduction: One of the most important components and health indicators, especially among people with chronic diseases is quality of life. One of the possible factors which may impact on quality of life of diabetic patients is family functioning. This study aimed to determine the relationship between family functioning and quality of life of diabetic and non-diabetic women. Methods: In this correlational cross-sectional study, 180 women (diabetics and non-diabetics) who referred to health centers in Mashhad in 2014-2015 were studied...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752488/the-effects-of-an-orientation-program-on-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-thalassemia-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Zahra Rafii, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Sayed Mohamad Kazem Nourbakhsh, Ebrahim Hajizadeh
Introduction: Medical advances have improved life expectancy and survival of patients with thalassemia. However, as getting older, patients with thalassemia experience different complications which impair their quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a nurse-implemented orientation program on quality of life in patients with thalassemia. Methods: A convenience sample of 55 patients with thalassemia were recruited in this quasi-experimental study. Patients were randomly allocated to control or experimental groups...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752487/the-effect-of-liaison-nurse-service-on-patient-outcomes-after-discharging-from-icu-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zeinab Tabanejad, Marzieh Pazokian, Abbas Ebadi
Introduction: Recent studies suggest that liaison nurse intervention might be effective to solve the gap between intensive care unit and wards, but little studies are known about the effect of this intervention. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of liaison nurse service on patient outcomes after discharging from intensive care unit. Methods: In this single blinded randomized controlled trial, a total of 80 patients were selected by convenience sampling method from two teaching hospitals located in Tehran, Iran...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752486/effect-of-nicu-department-orientation-program-on-mother-s-anxiety-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#14
Leila Valizadeh, Mohammad Bager Hosseini, Zhilla Heydarpoor Damanabad, Mahni Rahkar Farshi, Mohammad Asgari Jafarabadi, Fatemeh Ranjbar Kochaksaraie
Introduction: Neonatal intensive care unit induces the high level of anxiety for mothers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of NICU orientation program on the anxiety of mothers who had preterm newborns hospitalized in NICU. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial (three parallel groups). Participants included 99 mothers with preterm newborns hospitalized in NICU of Al- Zahra hospital, affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2015. Mothers were randomly assigned to one of three groups (film, booklet, and control)...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752485/the-effect-of-mindfulness-integrated-cognitive-behavior-therapy-on-depression-and-anxiety-among-pregnant-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Reza Yazdanimehr, Abdollah Omidi, Zohreh Sadat, Hossein Akbari
Introduction: Pregnancy can be associated with different psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. These problems are often neglected and left untreated. This study aimed to examine the effect of mindfulness-integrated cognitive behavior therapy on depression and anxiety among pregnant women. Methods: A convenient sample of 80 pregnant women were selected. Participants were randomly allocated to either the experimental or the control groups. Participants in the experimental group received mindfulness-integrated cognitive behavior therapy while women in the control group only received routine prenatal care services...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752484/effects-of-gentle-human-touch-and-field-massage-on-urine-cortisol-level-in-premature-infants-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Malihe Asadollahi, Mahnaz Jabraeili, Majid Mahallei, Mohammad Asgari Jafarabadi, Sakine Ebrahimi
Introduction: Hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit may leads to many stresses for premature infants. Since premature infants cannot properly process stressors, identifying interventions that reduce the stress level for them is seems necessary. The aim of present study was to compare the effects of Field massage and Gentle Human Touch (GHT) techniques on the urine level of cortisol, as an indicator of stress in preterm infants. Methods: This randomized, controlled clinical trial was carried out in Al-Zahra hospital, Tabriz...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752483/comparing-the-effects-of-yoga-oral-calcium-administration-in-alleviating-symptoms-of-premenstrual-syndrome-in-medical-undergraduates
#17
Mehta Bharati
Introduction: Medical undergraduates are heavily burdened by their curriculum. The females, in addition, suffer from vivid affective or somatic premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as bloating, mastalgia, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, and depression. The present study was proposed to attenuate the symptoms of PMS by simple lifestyle measures like yoga and/or oral calcium. Methods: 65 medical female students (18-22 years) with a regular menstrual cycle were asked to self-rate their symptoms, along with their severity, in a validated questionnaire for two consecutive menstrual cycles...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26989669/the-effect-of-recorded-mum-s-lullaby-and-brahm-s-lullaby-on-oxygen-saturation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
#18
Mahnaz Jabraeili, Tahmineh Sabet, Manijeh MustafaGharebaghi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad Arshadi
INTRODUCTION: Music stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits to preterm infants. Thus the aim of this study was determine the effect of recorded mum's lullaby and Brahm's lullaby on oxygen saturation in preterm infants. METHODS: This double-blind randomized controlled trial was carried out on 66 premature newborns with the postnatal age of ≥3 days and weight ≤ 2800 grams at Taleghani Hospital. Infants were randomly divided into three groups: control, Brahm's lullaby and Mum's lullaby groups...
March 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26989668/the-prevalence-of-job-stress-and-its-relationship-with-burnout-syndrome-among-the-academic-members-of-lorestan-university-of-medical-sciences
#19
Hedayat Nazari, Mojgan Jariani, Shorangiz Beiranvand, Mandana Saki, Nasrin Aghajeri, Farzad Ebrahimzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Burnout syndrome is one of the consequences and the results of occupational or job stress emerged in the form of emotional exhaustion feeling, depersonalization and decrement personal accomplishment. The aim of this study was to determine the occupational stress and its relationship with burnout syndrome in the academic members of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted on 111 of the faculty members via multistage sampling...
March 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26989667/effect-of-combined-use-of-calcium-and-vitamin-b6-on-premenstrual-syndrome-symptoms-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Maryam Ataollahi, Khodayar Oshvandi
INTRODUCTION: Premenstrual syndrome is one of the most common disorders in women, which includes a group of psychological and physical symptoms. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of combined use of calcium and vitamin B6 on premenstrual syndrome symptoms. METHODS: This double blind randomized controlled was carried out on 76 students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. Students were randomly allocated to two groups. (38 people in each group)...
March 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
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