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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
Ali Dehghani, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Abbas Ebadi
Introduction: Coping with disease is of the main components improving the quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients. Identifying the characteristics of this concept is based on the experiences of patients. Using qualitative research is essential to improve the quality of life. This study was conducted to explore the features of coping with the disease in patients with multiple sclerosis. Method: In this conventional content analysis study, eleven multiple sclerosis patients from Iran MS Society in Tehran (Iran) participated...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Leila Valizadeh, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Maryam Rassouli, Mahni Rahkar Farshi
Introduction: Adolescence is a challenging period and cultural background plays an important role in families with adolescent. So exploring parents' concerns in the specific context of Iran may improves nurses' family-based services and helps to reduce conflicts Iranian families with respect to adolescents. In this paper we explore perceptions of Iranian parents' concerns in the family with raising adolescent children. Methods: Participants of this qualitative content analysis study were 23 parents with adolescents, who were recruited through purposive sampling...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Marzieh Akbarzadeh, Azar Nematollahi, Mahnaz Farahmand, Sedigheh Amooee
Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of two-stage warm compress technique on the pain duration of the first and second labor stages and neonatal outcomes. Methods: The clinical trial was done on 150 women (75 subjects in each groups) in Shiraz-affiliated hospitals in 2012 A two-staged warm compress was done for 15-20 minutes in the first and second labor phase (cervical dilatation of 7 and 10 cm with zero status) while the control group received hospital routine care. The duration of labor and Apgar score were evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Niraj Beerendrakumar, Lakshmi Ramamoorthy, Satish Haridasan
Introduction: Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) needs to modify their lifestyle chiefly focusing on diet and fluid intake as the prognosis of these patients largely depends on adherence to the recommended nutritional regime. Non adherence to the suggested diet and fluids regime leads to rapid worsening of the condition. Methods: Cross sectional survey was conducted to determine the level of adherence to the dietary and fluids restriction among CKD patients. Inclusion criteria's was, age between 18- 65 years, patients with CKD for at least 6 months and received dietary counseling...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Hamdiye Arda Sürücü, Dilek Büyükkaya Besen, Mesude Duman, Elif Yeter Erbil
Introduction: The stress of pregnancy itself, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) that develops during pregnancy is also a stressor, because it can cause serious maternal and fetal health problems. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between the characteristics of pregnant women with GDM and their styles of coping with stress. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 126 pregnant women with GDM. The sample consisted of patients who applied to the diabetes mellitus training polyclinic of a training and research and university hospital in southeastern Turkey, Data were evaluated using descriptive statistics, Kolmogorov-Smirnov normality tests, Spearman's rho and Pearson Correlation analysis, the Student's t-test, Mann-Whitney U-test and Kruskal-Wallis- test by SPSS software (version 13...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Britney Bennett, Manoj Sharma, Russell Bennett, Anthony R Mawson, Sarah G Buxbaum, Jung Hye Sung
Introduction: Depression is a major public health issue. One of the concerns in depression research and practice pertains to non-compliance to prescribed medications. The purpose of the study was to predict compliance with medication use for patients with depression using social cognitive theory (SCT). Based on this study it was envisaged that recommendations for interventions to enhance compliance for medication use could be developed for patients with depression. Methods: The study was conducted using cross sectional design (n=148) in southern United States with a convenience sample of clinic-based depression patients with a 37-item valid and reliable questionnaire...
March 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Nasibeh Sharifi, Somayyeh Khazaeian, Reza Pakzad, Azita Fathnezhad Kazemi, Hashemmieh Chehreh
Introduction: Despite medical advances, preterm delivery remains a global problem in developed and developing countries. The present study was aimed at conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the prevalence of preterm delivery in Iran. Methods: This study was carried out on studies conducted in Iran by searching databases of SID, Magiran, Irandoc, MEDLIB, Iranmedex, PubMed, Web of science, Google Scholar and Scopus. The search was conducted using advanced search and keywords of preterm delivery and equivalents of it in Mesh and their Farsi's Synonymous in all articles from 2000-2016...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Mohammad Reza Dinmohammadi, Hamid Peyrovi, Neda Mehrdad
Introduction: Professional socialization is a critical aspect of nursing students' development, which begins with entry into the nursing program and continues when their professional practice begins. The aim of this study was to explore the socialization of Iranian BSN students in the nursing profession. Methods: An exploratory qualitative approach utilizing Straussian version of the grounded theory (1998) method was used. Individual in-depth semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 14 participants chosen from two large nursing schools in an urban area through purposive and theoretical sampling...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Masoumeh Shohani, Vahid Zamanzadeh
Introduction: Professionalism is one of the fundamental concepts in nursing and the result of the interaction with the environment and others. Nursing professionalism influences the quality of care and is affected by several factors. This study aimed to determine the attitude of nurses regarding professionalism and the factors affecting it. Methods: In this descriptive study, the attitude among nurses to professionalism has been measured through the questionnaire Hall, in five dimensions "membership in professional organizations", "public service", "a sense of calling", "self-regulation"," autonomy" and a researcher-made questionnaire about effective factors...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Muhammad Gooshi, Masoud Siratinir, Abbas Ebadi, Abbas Tavallai, Abolfazl Mohammadi
Introduction: In psychiatric settings, aggressive events frequently occur during therapy. The use of a proper standard scale to register aggression can facilitate the assessment and control of aggression and help reduce its frequency and severity. The aim of this study is to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Staff Observation Aggression Scale-Revised (SOAS-R). Methods: This psychometric study of the scale was conducted to determine the validity and reliability of the SOAS-R. The validation of the scale was assessed on the basis of 319 aggressive events in the psychiatric wards of the Baqiyatallah and Roozbeh hospitals...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Hadi Hassankhani, Amin Soheili, Issa Hosseinpour, Jamal Eivazi Ziaei, Mina Nahamin
Introduction: The overwhelming effects of cancer could be catastrophic for the patients and their family members, putting them at risk of experiencing uncertainty, loss, and an interruption in life. Also, it can influence their sense of meaning, a fundamental need equated with the purpose in life. Accordingly, this study aimed to compare the meaning in life (MiL) of patients with cancer and their family members. Methods: This descriptive comparative study was conducted on 400 patients with cancer and their family members admitted to university hospitals in Tabriz and Ardebil provinces, Iran...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Apurva Mishra, Ramesh Kumar Pandey, Anurag Minz, Varuni Arora
Introduction: Sleep problems can occur at any age. Inadequate sleep affects the physiological as well as psychological well-being of an individual. Thus, the objective of the present study is, to determine the pre sleep habits, duration and pattern of sleep among school children and to determine association between their sleep schedules and sleep habits. Methods: This cross-sectional study comprised of 1050 children attending the government school. Based on inclusion and exclusion criteria children were from three age groups: 4-5 years, 6-10 years and 11-15 years of age...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Agani Afaya, Vida N Yakong, Richard A Afaya, Solomon M Salia, Peter Adatara, Anthony K Kuug, Flex K Nyande
Introduction: Labor and delivery process is an exciting, anxiety-provoking, but rewarding time for a woman and her family after successful delivery of a newborn. The intrapartum period is the time where mothers expect more care. Taking care of a mother through delivery with no side effects is the task of a professional midwife who is trained with the skill to take the responsibility of caring for mothers and babies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore mother's experiences regarding quality of intrapartum nursing/midwifery care...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Febby G Cardinal, Golda Myra Arroyo, Sheilla Magbanua, Anand K Sajnani
Introduction: Nurses are in an ideal position to provide special care for anxious children admitted in hospital wards. Thus, the objectives of the study were to identify the common nursing procedures done for children and to measure their level of anxiety. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at a district hospital in Philippines. The respondents of the study were 235 children aged 3 - 9 years old admitted in the pediatric ward. The descriptive characteristics of the children were recorded...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Manizheh Sayyah-Melli, Malahat Nikravan Mofrad, Abolghasem Amini, Zakieh Piri, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Vahideh Rahmani
Introduction: Medical records contain valuable information about a patient's medical history and treatment. Patient safety is one of the most important dimensions of health care quality assurance and performance improvement. Completing the process of documentation is necessary to continue patient care and continuous quality improvement of basic services. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of medical recording education on the quantity and quality of recording in gynecology residents of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences...
September 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Zahra Zare, Nahid Golmakani, Malihe Amirian
Introduction: Infertility is known to have a negative effect on couple's life and in most cases it has a profound impact on sexual relations. Sexual problems may be the cause of infertility or may arise as a result of infertility. The aim of this study was to compare the sexual problems in fertile and infertile couples. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 110 infertile and 110 fertile couples referring to Montaserieh infertility center and five health centers in Mashhad which were selected as class clustering method and easy method...
September 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
Maryam Salehian, Abbas Heydari, Nahid Aghebati, Hossein Karimi Moonaghi
Introduction: Faculty- student caring relationship in nursing education has been offered as enhancing students' learning experiences to care , desire to care for others and self-actu-alization. This review therefore was carried out to analyze faculty-student caring interactions in nursing education. Methods: This concept analysis of caring in the nursing education was conducted based on Broom methodology of integrative review. The literature was consisted of two books from two known theorists, and 47 relevant articles...
September 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
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