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Lisa Skär, Siv Söderberg
Aim: To explore patient-reported complaints regarding communication and healthcare encounters and how these were responded to by healthcare professionals. Design: A retrospective and descriptive design was used in a County Council in northern part of Sweden. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Methods: The content of 587 patient-reported complaints was included in the study. Descriptive statistical analysis and a deductive content analysis were used to investigate the content in the patient-reported complaints...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Anne Lise Holm, Astrid Karin Berland, Arvid Karl Birkeland, Elisabeth Severinsson
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore first-line nurse managers' perceptions of the challenges involved in decision-making concerning older patients who wish to die. Design: A descriptive qualitative design in three communities in Norway between January 2016 and June 2016. Methods: Qualitative focus group interviews with eight first-line nurse managers. Results: One main theme and two themes were identified: Struggling to make the right decision, The challenge of social isolation and loneliness and When life becomes too painful and problematic...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Emina Hadziabdic, Katarina Hjelm
Aim: The study aims to describe the establishment of a culturally specific nursing home for Finnish-speaking older persons in Sweden. Design: A descriptive qualitative study. Methods: A descriptive case study based on a review of 14 public documents and individual interviews with two experts in the area, analysed with qualitative content analysis. Results: This study found that shared language, preservation of customs and habits and collaboration between the representatives of the municipality, Finnish-speaking migrant associations and staff at the nursing home influenced the development of the culturally specific nursing home for older Finnish-speaking people intended to avoid loneliness, isolation and misunderstandings among older Finnish-speaking...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Esther González-Martínez, Katarzyna Piotrowska, Anca-Cristina Sterie, Carla Vaucher
Aims: The aim of this study was (i) to document the main features of surgery nurses' telephone calls, with a special focus on newcomers' calls; and (ii) to identify the main activities accomplished during the newcomers' calls. Design: Mixed methods study. Methods: We audio recorded telephone calls internal to the hospital in two surgery nursing stations. We performed statistical descriptive analysis of the total collection of calls and of those specifically involving the newcomers and compared both sets...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Hiroko Iwata, Emi Mori, Akiko Sakajo, Kyoko Aoki, Kunie Maehara, Koji Tamakoshi
Aims: To identify the course of maternal fatigue during the first 6 months postpartum and to determine factors associated with it. Design: A prospective cohort study. Methods: Women ( N  =   2,697) in 13 Japanese hospitals provided longitudinal data using self-report questionnaires at five time points. Maternal fatigue was assessed using the Postnatal Accumulated Fatigue Scale. We focused on the effect of maternal age and parity on the course of maternal fatigue and used a mixed between/within-subjects analysis of variance...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Lena Hägglund, Kurt Boman, Margareta Brännström
Aims and objectives: This study aimed to evaluate Tai Chi group training among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) aged 70 years and older. Background: Physical activity is recommended for CHF treatment. Tai Chi is found to be beneficial to different patient groups, although few studies focus on older patients with CHF. Design: A mixed methods study. Participants were randomly assigned to Tai Chi training twice a week for 16 weeks ( N  =   25) or control ( N  =   20)...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Jill Flo, Bjørg Landmark, Ove Edward Hatlevik, Lisbeth Fagerström
Aim: To test the interrater reliability of the modified Oulu Patient Classification instrument, using a multiple parallel classification method based on oral case presentations in home health care in Norway. Design: Reliability study. Methods: Data were collected at two municipal home healthcare units during 2013-2014. The reliability of the modified OPCq instrument was tested using a new multiple parallel classification method. The data material consisted of 2 010 parallel classifications, analysed using consensus in per cent and Cohen's kappa...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Sherry Dahlke, Kim Steil, Rosalie Freund-Heritage, Marnie Colborne, Susan Labonte, Adrian Wagg
Aim: To examine older people and their families' perceptions about their experiences with interprofessional teams. Design: Naturalistic inquiry using qualitative descriptive methods to provide a comprehensive summary of older people and their families' experiences with interprofessional teams. Methods: Interviews were conducted with 22 people from 11 families. The families had experiences with teams in a variety of settings, such as community, residential care and hospital...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Karin Olsson, Ulf Näslund, Johan Nilsson, Åsa Hörnsten
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore how patients experienced the recovery process from transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Design: A qualitative approach where in-depth interviews were used. Method: Eleven men and eight women undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation were individually interviewed 6 months after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Grounded theory was used for the analysis. Results: The analysis generated the core concept "A journey of balancing between life-struggle and hope" connected to descriptive, bipolar categories...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Margreeth van Dijk, Bianca I Buijck
Aim: To examine care characteristics related to desirable care as reported by formal and informal caregivers in Dutch Psycho-geriatric nursing homes for patients with dementia. Design: Qualitative exploratory study. Methods: The sample consisted of four nursing homes. In each home, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a manager, a quality advisor or head nurse, a daily care supervisor and an informal caregiver. The findings were analysed by labelling and coding the text fragments...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Megumi Horibe, Yuuki Hane, Junko Abe, Toshinobu Matsui, Yamato Kato, Natsumi Ueda, Sayaka Sasaoka, Yumi Motooka, Haruna Hatahira, Shiori Hasegawa, Yasutomi Kinosada, Hideaki Hara, Mitsuhiro Nakamura
Aim: Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that commonly affects women during the early postpartum period. The objective of this study was to analyse the association of postpartum depression with drugs (including contraceptive devices and implants) with spontaneously reported adverse events reported in the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System database. Design: Retrospective study. Method: Reports of postpartum depression events between 2004-2015 were analysed with a reporting odds ratio (ROR) algorithm...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Ingela Jobe, Birgitta Lindberg, Sofi Nordmark, Åsa Engström
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the care-planning conference from the participants' and researchers' perspectives, focusing on exploring aspects of person-centred interactions. Design: A single-instrumental, qualitative case study design was used describing a care-planning conference taking place in the home of an older woman and her daughter. Methods: Data collection consisted of observation and digital recording of the care-planning conference and individual interviews with all the participants before and after the conference...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Samereh Abdoli, Mehri Doosti Irani, Lynda R Hardy, Martha Funnell
Aim: This manuscript aims to describe stigmatizing features of diabetes. Design: This article presents a narrative review of literature pertaining to stigma surrounding diabetes in different contexts. Methods: A literature search was conducted in CINAHL, PubMed and Web of Science for qualitative studies published between 2007-2017. The search was completed using various combinations of diabetes, T1DM, T2DM, stigma, social/public stigma, internalized/self-stigma, stigmatization and diabetes-related stigma in English...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Roger Watson
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April 2018: Nursing Open
Rachel Hirschey, Gretchen Kimmick, Marilyn Hockenberry, Ryan Shaw, Wei Pan, Isaac Lipkus
Aim: The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and fidelity of an intervention, Moving On, aimed to increase outcome expectations OEs (i.e. what one expects to obtain or avoid as a result of a behaviour) and exercise among breast cancer survivors. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Methods: Intervention arm participants will be given a theory-guided booklet that was co-created by the research team and three physically active breast cancer survivors who exercise to manage late and long-term treatment effects...
January 2018: Nursing Open
Jan-Thore Lockertsen, Åshild Fause
Aim: During the Korean War (1950-1953), the Norwegian government sent a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) to support the efforts of the United Nations (UN) Army. During the war, 111 Norwegian nurses served in seven contingents, each 6 month, at the Norwegian Field Hospital in Korea. The nurses were nicknamed "The Korea Sisters". The aim of this study is to explore the impact and influence of their wartime nursing on Norwegian post-Korean-War nursing. Design: Qualitative...
January 2018: Nursing Open
Solveig Kirsti Grudt, Hans Hadders
Aim: The purpose of this study was to gain understanding of Norwegian students' practical experience of "culture sensitivity." Design: Using focus-group interviews and individual written assignments, we draw on a Foucauldian-inspired approach to analyse nursing students' narratives about their clinical placement in Nicaragua. Method: Seven third-year bachelor nursing students enrolled in a clinical placement programme on the Caribbean coast in Nicaragua and participated in focus-group interviews...
January 2018: Nursing Open
Bodil Mørk Lillehol, Kjersti Lønning, Marit Helen Andersen
Aim: The aim of the study, being part of a Norwegian evaluation project of the RAFAELA system, was to explore nurse managers' perception of the RAFAELA system as a management tool in a Norwegian hospital setting. Design: We applied an explorative qualitative design using focus group interviews. Methods: Two focus group interviews were performed with 12 nurses in different management positions during autumn 2013. The principles of qualitative content analysis were used for analysing data...
January 2018: Nursing Open
Sharon Bright Amanya, Joyce Nakitende, Tom Denis Ngabirano
Aim: To assess prevalence of stress and its sources among undergraduate health professional students at Makerere University. Design: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study using quantitative methods of data collection. Methods: The study was conducted among 258 undergraduate health professional students (Medical, Dental and, Nursing students) at Makerere University. From each programme, students were recruited proportionately, while being selected conveniently from each year of study...
January 2018: Nursing Open
Eladio Martin S Gumabay, Raquel C Ramirez, Judy Mae M Dimaya, Mae M Beltran
Aim: This research study explored the lived experiences of adults diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) when exposed to a prolonged period of extreme cold. Design: This research study utilized descriptive qualitative research design. Methods: Face-to-face interview sessions with audio recording were conducted. There were 30 informants who participated in the study. Descriptive phenomenology with Colaizzi's method of data analysis was used...
January 2018: Nursing Open
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