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Journal of Caring Sciences

Fateme Goudarzi, Heidarali Abedi, Kourosh Zarea, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Seyedeh Zahra Hosseinigolafshani
Introduction: The care of patients in vegetative state at home is difficult because they need continuous medical interventions and extensive care. The present study aims to explain the process of home care of patients in vegetative state at home. Methods: This study was a qualitative research with a grounded theory approach. The participants were 22 people (included 17 family caregivers and 5 professional caregivers) who were enrolled in a purposive sampling. Data was gathered through unstructured interviews, observations and field notes...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Tayyebeh Rezaei, Akram Ghahramanian, Farahnaz Abdullahzaed, Zahra Sheikhalipour, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Zeinab Fadaei
Introduction: The evaluation of service quality is a key measurement which provides the necessary information for effective decision making and providing high quality care. This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the service quality gap for the provision of care from the perspective of surgical patients hospitalized in a teaching hospital in the Northwest of Iran in 2015. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study a total of 300 patients and 101 nurses were selected by random sampling method...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Maryam Sadat Hashemi, Alireza Irajpour, Parvaneh Abazari
Introduction: Hemodialysis is currently the most common alternative treatment in patients with renal failure in the world. Today, despite the support provided by healthcare providers for these patients, they still express dissatisfaction with the quality of care and find it inadequate. However, there have been few studies investigating the needs of in-patients receiving hemodialysis care in Iran. Thus this research was undertaken to study the needs and demands of such patients. Methods: This qualitative research was conducted from June to November 2016 to investigate the view points of the patients, their families and health care providers about improving quality of care in dialysis unit...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Nayereh Naseri, Fariba Taleghani
Introduction: Depression is the most frequent mental disorder in cancer patients, which is, unfortunately, less noticeable. Despite extensive researches, we only have scant knowledge about the influence of social support on depression in cancer patients. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between perceived social support and depression and demographic variables on cancer patients. Methods: This is a descriptive correlational study on two hundred cancer patients in Isfahan, Iran. The study subjects were selected through convenient sampling method and data were collected using questionnaires (demographic questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and Beck Depression Scale (BDS)...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Zohre Najafi, Hadi Kooshyar, Reza Mazloom, Amin Azhari
Introduction: Immobilization in the elderly can reduce the size and strength of muscle mass and ultimately lead to sarcopenia, the severity and progression of which can be prevented by exercise. However, due to physical and mental conditions, the elderly may be unable to take full advantage of regular exercise. Therefore, fun exercise through motivation and effective participation of older adults is likely to have positive effects on decreasing the volume and power of muscle mass. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fun physical activities on the progression of sarcopenia among elderly residents in nursing homes...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Yalda Jabbari Moghaddam, Alireza Mirghaffari
Introduction: Otitis media with effusion is a common childhood disease diagnosed with the accumulation of serous fluid or mucous in the middle ear. If not treated, the sustainable effusion leads to change and destruction of middle ear structures. One of the most successful treatment methods is myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion, which leads to improvement of patients' quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate children's quality of life after inserting ventilation tubes. Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study examined the quality of life of the children suffering from otitis media with sustainable effusion, who were candidates for ventilation tube insertion...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Gülendam Karadağ, Zeynep Güngörmüş, Zeynep Olçar
Introduction: Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease that has a high level of morbidity and early mortality for patients that are not followed and controlled properly. Study was conducted the aim of determining experiences and problems of families whose children with sickle cell anemia. Methods: Descriptive study was conducted the aim of determining experiences and problems of families (n= 206) whose children with sickle cell anemia. Before conducting this study, a written permission from the related institution and research ethics committee approval from Gaziantep University were obtained...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Tesfaye Demeke Ashenafie, Eleni Tesfaye Tegegne, Workie Zemene Worku
Introduction: Clinical teaching behavior is a critical determinant for quality of clinical learning. Nursing students' and instructor's perception of effective clinical teaching behavior (ECTB) is important to modify and facilitate clinical education. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to assess the effective clinical teaching behavior (ECTB) as perceived by students and nursing instructors. Methods: Facility based cross-sectional descriptive study design was conducted among 178 participants. Data were collected using pre-tested and self-administered questionnaire...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Abdolah Khorami Markani, Farideh Yaghmaei, Mohammad Khodayari Fard
Introduction: Oncology nurses should create a balance in their personal and professional life to provide holistic care to patients. The more the awareness of spirituality in oncology nurses develops, the more obviously it manifests itself in their attitudes toward spiritual care. This study aimed to assess the relationship between oncology nurses' spiritual wellbeing, and their attitudes toward spiritual care based on Neumann's Systems Model. Methods: This descriptive correlational study tested the relationships of Neuman system-based model constructs, named oncology nurses antecedents, their spiritual wellbeing, and attitudes to spiritual care by using a causal model and path analysis...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Mojgan Lotfi, Akram Ghahremaneian, Ahmad Aghazadeh, Fatemeh Jamshidi
Introduction: Many physical, psychological, social and economic complications have been reported after discharge, which have a negative impact on the quality of life of burn patients. The present research examines the effect of pre-discharge training program on the life quality of patients with burns. Methods: This is a pre and post-experimental study with control group that was conducted in 2015 in teaching hospital Sina. The control group received the typical instructions upon being discharged from hospital while the experimental group received in-person training in the form of question-answer, pamphlets and a researcher-made instruction booklet...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Nahid Hajmohamadi, Faezeh Ghalichi, Fatemeh Bakhtari Aghdam, Hossein Matlabi
Introduction: Maternal mental health during pregnancy has a major impact on fetal growth and consequently, child health. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of "Cooperative-Supportive" Intervention Program on Pregnancy. Methods: The present before and after interventional research was conducted on 114 pregnant women referring to Khoy health centers in 2014. Pregnant women were randomly divided into intervention (n=57) and control groups (n=57). The data collection tool in this research was the researcher-made questionnaire based on the Predisposing, Reinforcing and Enabling Constructs in Educational Diagnosis and Evaluation (PRECEDE) model which assessed the participants' predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Pouya Tarverdizade Asl, Sima Lakdizaji, Akram Ghahramanian, Alehe Seyedrasooli, Somayeh Ghavipanjeh Rezaiy
Background: The quality of life of patients undergoing hemodialysis is lower; to improve their living conditions, patients need further training. This study conducted to compare the effectiveness of two methods of text messaging and face to face education on knowledge and quality of life of patients under hemodialysis. Methods: Undergoing in a clinical trial study, 60 patients undergoing hemodialysis in Sina-teaching hospital of Tabriz, Iran were selected by convenience sampling and randomly allocated into three groups: two intervention groups: text massaging (P=20), face to face group (n=20) and one control group (n=20)...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Zohre Najafi, Fariborz Rezaeitalab, Mohsen Yaghubi, Zahra Sadat Manzari
Introduction: Stroke is the most common debilitating neurological disease in adults. Therefore, rehabilitation is a major consideration to reduce costs and relief disabilities. Biofeedback, a newly recommended method is claimed to be able to improve the consequences following stroke by enhancing the understanding of the psychological functions of the body. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of biofeedback on the motor- muscular situation in balance and ability to walk, muscle stiffness (spasticity), hand muscles strength of stroke patients...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Narges Babakhani, Masumeh Taravati, Zahra Masoumi, Maryam Garousian, Javad Faradmal, Arezoo Shayan
Introduction: Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common causes of family breakdowns. In recent years, various approaches have been proposed to resolve this issue. The present study was carried out in order to examine the effect of cognitive-behavioral consultation on sexual function among women who had referred to health centers in Hamadan. Method: A randomized clinical trial was conducted in two groups. It focused on 198 qualified women who had referred to selected health centers of Hamadan in 2016. The participants were selected by simple random sampling (99 people in each group)...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Hatice Balci, Selda Arslan
Introduction: Physical restraint may seem to be a useful and simple procedure to help the treatment but is a complex practice including physical, psychological, judicial, ethical and moral issues. Research was made on description basis in order to determine the knowledge, attitude and application levels of nurses working in critical care units about physical restraint applied on patients. Methods: The study was performed as a descriptive and correlation study. Working in ICUs, 158 nurses constituted the sampling...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Hamdiye Arda Sürücü, Hatice OKur Arslan
Introduction: As well as its negative effect on the subcutaneous tissues, lipohypertrophy has negative effects on clinical data. The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of lipohypertrophy, risk factors and perceived barriers preventing rotation in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Diabetes Education Center and Endocrine and Metabolism Clinic of a university hospital and Diabetes Education and Monitoring Center in a private hospital in Turkey between June 2016- April 2017...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Grace Vincent-Onabajo, Helen Daniel, Aliyu Lawan, Muhammad Usman Ali, Mamman Ali Masta, Ali Modu
Introduction: Caring for stroke survivors may be burdensome with adverse consequences on caregivers' physical health. This study examined the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and associated factors among family caregivers of stroke survivors in Nigeria. Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study involving 90 stroke caregiver and stroke survivor dyads was conducted. Data on the participants' demographics and post-stroke duration were obtained. Seven-day prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among the caregivers and level of stroke survivors' disability were respectively assessed using the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and Modified Rankin Scale...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Ahmad Mirza Aghazadeh, Mojgan Lotfi, Akram Ghahramanian, Farideh Ahadi
Introduction: In view of their considerably high rates of mortality and morbidity, burns are still viewed as one of the most important health-threatening environmental hazards imposing a significant burden on the health care system in low and middle-income countries. This study seeks to determine the lethal area fifty percent (LA50) in all burn patients admitted over a period of five years and the factors influencing mortality in burn injuries. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional carried out from 2010 to 2014 in Sina Hospital of Tabriz, 1226 participant including 319 women, 346 men, 272 girls, and 289 boys were selected through stratified sampling...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Morteza Darabinia, Ali Morad Heidari Gorji, Hossein Hosseini Karnami
Introduction: Given the importance of providing social health for students, this study was conducted to investigate the social health and its related factors among Iranian students of medical sciences. Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 2016. The population of the study included students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Sari, Iran). Using random sampling, we selected 352 students. Eligible students for the study were those who (i) consented to participate, (ii) agreed to participate fully, and (iii) had no physical illnesses...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Kobra Parvan, Shahla Shahbazi, Hossein Ebrahimi, Susan Valizadeh, Azad Rahmani, Faranak Jabbarzadeh Tabrizi, Fariba Esmaili
Introduction: Despite being aware of the importance of nurses' role in providing clinical training to nursing students, studies show that sufficient research has not yet been conducted on the experience of clinical nurses who are engaged in training nursing students outside their normal working hours. The present study aim to describe the experience of these nurses who are training outside their routine working hours. Methods: This study was conducted using descriptive-phenomenology method. Twelve nurses was participated in this research...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
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