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Christina Petersson, Janne Björkander, Ramona Fust
Aim: Advances in technology generate new opportunities to develop e-health tools to help individuals in self-management by assessing symptoms of illness and its relation to treatments. Self-management is central when living with primary immunodeficiency diseases. The aim was to explore the experiences of people living with primary immunodeficiency, who used a pilot version of the web-based health diary. Design: Explorative design. Methods: In total, 16 participants (median age 59) attended one of three focus groups...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Malin Karlberg Traav, Henrietta Forsman, Mats Eriksson, Agneta Cronqvist
Aim: The aim was to explore first line nurse managers' experiences of opportunities and obstacles to support evidence-based nursing. Design: A qualitative study with a phenomenographical approach. Method: Data were collected through focus group interviews with 15 first line nurse managers' in four settings. Results: The results are presented in four categories of description headed: Manage the everyday work vs. evidence-based nursing; Uncertainties about evidence-based nursing and nursing research; Time as a reality, as an approach ; and Shaping awareness-towards an active approach to evidence-based nursing ...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Antonello Maruotti, Peter Griffiths, Gary B Smith, Paul Meredith, Greta Westwood, Carole Fogg, Paul Schmidt
Aim: To explore the association of healthcare staff with factors relevant to completing observations at night. Design: Online survey conducted with registered nurses, midwives, healthcare support staff and student nurses who had worked at least one night shift in a National Health Service hospital in England. Methods: Exploratory factor analysis and mixed effects regression model adjusting for role, number of night shifts worked, experience and shift patterns...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Elsie Eunice Amoo Asiedu, Francis Annor, Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah, Kwasi Dartey-Baah
Aim: Juggling work and family responsibilities remains an important concern for both employees and organizations. This study aimed at examining work and family demands as predictors of work-family conflict and the relationship between work-family conflict and burnout among registered nurses in Ghana. Design: The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design. Methods: Data were collected from a sample of 134 registered nurses selected from five public hospitals in Accra through convenience sampling...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Seok Hyun Gwon, Suyong Jeong
Aim: To report a concept analysis of impressionability among adolescents and young adults. Background: Adolescence and young adulthood are critical periods to establish health behaviour. Environmental determinants are associated with youth health risk behaviours. These populations are impressionable to a range of social and physical environmental factors. Design: Concept analysis. Methods: We selected 17 studies to review from Psych INFO, ERIC, MEDLINE, and Google Scholar as well as the University of Virginia library...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Õie Umb Carlsson, Barbro Wadensten
Aim: To explore whether professional training contributed to implementation of the national core value system in practice in care of older people and to identify course participants' perceptions about factors that facilitated or obstructed them in implementing their projects. To identify participants' perceptions concerning factors that facilitate or obstruct implementation. Design: Descriptive and cross-sectional. Methods: Data were retrieved from 451 participants who had completed the course "Understanding and providing leadership based on the national core value system for older people" at Uppsala University during spring semester and autumn semester of 2018...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Mana Doi, Hiroki Fukahori, Yumiko Oyama, Kumiko Morita
Aim: To identify the association between possible factors and depression among post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients with acute coronary syndrome. Design: Prospective cohort study. Methods: Sixty-eight post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients with acute coronary syndrome were enrolled between January 2016 - June 2017. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale scores at 1-3 months after discharge were regressed onto uncertainty in illness and other clinical factors based on the Roy Adaptation Model...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Tsui-Wen Hsu, Hui-Chin Chang, Chi-Hung Huang, Ming-Chih Chou, You-Tsz Yu, Long-Yau Lin
Aims: Heart failure (HF) influences health-related quality of life. However, the factors that contribute to health-related quality of life remain unclear in Taiwan. We aim to identify the factors influencing health-related quality of life in HF patients. Methods: Hospitalized HF ( N  = 225) patients were included from April 2011 to April 2014. Health-related quality of life was assessed by using the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Lynda Dee Ott
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a fall prevention educational session on fall risk knowledge, use of fall prevention interventions and the number of falls in community-dwelling older persons attending physical therapy. Design: This pilot study used a mixed method design consisting of a quantitative pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design followed by a qualitative interview. Method: An educational intervention was given with pre- and posttest questionnaires to determine the outcome measures of: (a) fall risk knowledge; (b) number of participants implementing fall prevention techniques; and (c) the number of falls sustained for 60 days post the educational sessions...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Mary G Boulton, Sally Beer
Aim: To provide a better understanding of the factors affecting recruitment and retention of clinical research nurses. Design: Qualitative exploratory design. Methods: An on-line questionnaire comprising open-ended and fixed-choice questions was completed by 121 clinical research nurses. Seven focus groups were held with a subgroup of 26 participants. Data were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Results: Participants were attracted to a research nurse post by an interest in research itself, a desire for a change or to achieve personal objectives...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Line Raunsbæk Knudsen, Annette de Thurah, Merete Bjerrum
Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate experiences and needs in the transition from child to adult care in an outpatient clinic from the perspective of adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and their parents focusing on which aspects in the transition could ease the process. Design: A qualitative design with an inductive approach. Methods: Inductive content analysis was used to analyse individual interviews with three parents and three adolescents from a rheumatology clinic in Denmark...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Yasuko Igai
Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the reported characteristics of extant studies on palliative care for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Design: Narrative review. Methods: A comprehensive search of the following electronic databases in English and Japanese commenced from 2002 - December 2017. Eligibility criteria was determined by the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: Nineteen articles were eligible...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Camilla Udo, Maria Neljesjö, Ingegerd Strömkvist, Marie Elf
Aim: To explore assistant nurses' experiences and perceptions of both positive and negative aspects of providing palliative care for older people in residential care facilities. Design: A qualitative explorative study. Methods: Critical incidents were collected through semi-structured face-to-face interviews and analysed by performing a qualitative content analysis. Results: A total of 40 critical incidents from daily work was described by assistant nurses...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Kine Gjesdal, Elin Dysvik, Bodil Furnes
Aim: To explore the experiences with healthcare received by people living with chronic nonmalignant pain in Norway. Design: A descriptive and explorative qualitative design. Methods: A total of 18 individual semistructured interviews was conducted in 2015. Qualitative content analysis was applied. Results: The findings revealed challenges related to a multifaceted pain condition. Participants described interactions with a supportive health care where being listened to, believed in and experiencing mutual trust were emphasized...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Tiet-Hanh Dao-Tran, Debra Anderson, Anne Chang, Charrlotte Seib, Cameron Hurst
Aim: The study described diabetes self-management (DSM), diabetes knowledge, family and friends' support, healthcare providers' support, belief in treatment effectiveness and diabetes management self-efficacy, and explored DSM's associations among Vietnamese adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Design: A cross-sectional design was applied. Methods: The study used self-report questionnaires to collect data from 198 participants. Descriptive statistics and structural equation modelling (SEM) was used for data analysis...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Christine L Sommers, Dame Elysabeth Tarihoran, Sandra Sembel, Huey-Ming Tzeng
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore how non-nurses and nurses differ regarding the perceived images and expected roles of Indonesian nurses. Design: A cross-sectional survey study. Methods: An online tool shared via email was used to collect data in March 2014, from a convenient sample of 1,228 employees of a private university located in Karawaci, Indonesia. An English/Indonesian version of the survey was developed: 19 perception items and 19 expectation items using a 5-point Likert scale...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Gillian Strudwick, Linda McGillis Hall, Lynn Nagle, Patricia Trbovich
Aim: The overall aim of this study is to examine nurses' perceptions of electronic health record use in an acute care hospital setting. Design: This study uses a sequential mixed methods design in two phases. Methods: Phase one consists of a survey of Registered Nurses to understand nurses' perceptions of electronic health record use. Phase two is comprised of focus groups of a subsample from phase one. Data collection occurred from November 2015 - August 2016 and was done in Toronto, Canada...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Anna Forsberg, Madeleine Nilsson, Sofie Jakobsson, Annette Lennerling, Annika Kisch
Aim: To explore the perceived threat of the risk of graft rejection and its relationship to psychological general well-being and self-efficacy 1-5 years after lung transplantation. Design: A nationwide, cross-sectional cohort study as a part of the Self-management after thoracic transplantation study. Methods: A total of 117 lung transplant recipients due for their yearly follow-up one ( N  = 35), two ( N  = 28), three ( N  = 23), four ( N  = 20) and 5 years ( N  = 11) after lung transplantation were included...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Anne-Grethe Talseth, Fredricka L Gilje
Aim: Several nursing studies focus on suicidal persons; yet, a synthesis of such research is unavailable. The aim of this review was to give an inclusive understanding of responses of persons at risk for suicide that guides clinical nursing practice and research. Design: A reflexive and iterative study design was used in this study. Method: A qualitative content analysis and a systematic review of literature guided the six-phase Critical Interpretive Synthesis ...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Berit Viken, Eva Merethe Solum, Anne Lyberg
Aim: The aim of this systematic review was to identify the evidence contributed by qualitative research studies of foreign educated nurses' work experiences in a new country and to link the results to patient safety competencies. Design: A systematic literature review of qualitative studies. Methods: Electronic searches in the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library and Cinahl databases and additional manual searches in five scientific journals...
October 2018: Nursing Open
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