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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635983/risk-factors-for-re-excision-following-breast-conserving-surgery
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Kimberly Rodriguez, Gayle G Wilkins, Patricia Newcomb, Patricia A Gwirtz, Robin Skrine
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify previously unstudied factors predicting re-excision following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and to assess the feasibility of obtaining data about breast density for predictive modeling.
. DESIGN: Retrospective secondary data analysis.
. SETTING: Data were obtained from the cancer registry and electronic health records (EHRs) at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, a large, urban, private, nonprofit hospital in North Texas...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635979/response-to-patient-inspired-research-a-better-way-to-go
#2
Suzanne M Mahon
I would like to thank Anne Katz for her thoughtful editorial on the importance of patient opinion in defining research questions. Nurse researchers choose to study specific topics for a variety of reasons. These reasons often relate to research funding priorities. It costs a lot of money to do research; topics may be chosen not because they are necessarily the passion of the researcher, but because that is where the funding dictates.
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May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635974/conceptual-issues-surrounding-quality-of-life-in-oncology-nursing
#3
Marie Flannery
Quality of life (QOL) is a critical, prevalent, and enduring concept in oncology nursing research and practice. QOL is a paramount issue in the consideration of treatment, goal planning, and decision making for individuals with cancer, their families, and their care providers. Journals, well-developed valid and reliable instruments, and multiple conceptual models and frameworks are devoted to QOL. This column will review two broad conceptual aspects to consider in relation to QOL. First, conceptual considerations will be discussed for the definition and measurement of QOL...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621204/a-pilot-study-of-sleep-work-practices-visual-processing-speed-and-5-year-motor-vehicle-crash-risk-among-truck-drivers
#4
Karen Heaton, Benjamin J McManus, Rachael Mumbower, David E Vance
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the relationships between sleep, work practices, speed of processing, and 5-year motor vehicle crash risk among a group of older truck drivers. Anthropometric, demographic, and psychological data were recorded, along with health, sleep, and work histories from a sample of 23 truck drivers. Results from this pilot study suggest that physical fatigue may play a role in processing speed. Future studies should be designed with adequate power and include objective measures of sleep and repeated measures over time to determine 5-year MVC rates...
June 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620966/the-embodied-nurse-interdisciplinary-knowledge-exchange-between-compassionate-nursing-and-recent-developments-in-embodied-leadership-studies
#5
Kushwanth Koya, Jane Anderson, Petia Sice
AIM: To report a potential knowledge exchange between nursing studies and the results obtained from a study conducted into the attributes of embodied leadership. BACKGROUND: Leadership theories have been applied to evaluate, improve and train nursing practitioners in several previous studies. However, leadership research has entered a new phase where the focus is to produce sustainable leaders through authenticity and compassion, the same two characteristics identified as being of most success in emergent nursing practice...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617980/instruments-to-assess-self-care-among-healthy-children-a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties
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Ana-María Urpí-Fernández, Edurne Zabaleta-Del-Olmo, Javier Montes-Hidalgo, Joaquín Tomás-Sábado, Juan-Francisco Roldán-Merino, María-Teresa Lluch-Canut
AIM: To identify, critically appraise and summarise the measurement properties of instruments to assess self-care in healthy children. BACKGROUND: Assessing self-care is a proper consideration for nursing practice and nursing research. No systematic review summarises instruments of measurement validated in healthy children. DESIGN: Psychometric review in accordance with the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) panel...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617035/measuring-stress-in-young-children-using-hair-cortisol-the-state-of-the-science
#7
Randi Bates, Pamela Salsberry, Jodi Ford
Extensive literature suggests that adverse experiences in early childhood may deleteriously impact later health. These effects are thought to be related to the impact of persistent or chronic stress on various biological processes, mediated by dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and ultimately irregularities in cortisol levels. Ameliorating persistent stress in young children requires accurately measuring the chronicity of physiologic stress, which is difficult in young children because of unreliable self-report and the burden and inaccuracy associated with using invasive acute-stress biomeasures...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594670/stories-and-music-for-adolescent-young-adult-resilience-during-transplant-partnerships-strategies-to-support-academic-clinical-nurse-collaborations-in-behavioral-intervention-studies
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Verna L Hendricks-Ferguson, Yvonne J Barnes, Brooke Cherven, Kristin Stegenga, Lona Roll, Sharon L Docherty, Joan E Haase
Evidence-based nursing is in the forefront of healthcare delivery systems. Federal and state agencies, academic institutions, and healthcare delivery systems recognize the importance of nursing research. This article describes the mechanisms that facilitate nursing partnerships yielding high-level research outcomes in a clinical setting. A phase-II multicenter behavioral intervention study with pediatric stem cell transplant patients was the context of this academic/clinical research partnership. Strategies to develop and maintain this partnership involved a thorough understanding of each nurse's focus and barriers...
July 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589828/-tell-your-politicians-to-look-at-the-safe-staffing-evidence
#9
Stephanie Jones-Berry
A nurse researcher who has led global studies on safe staffing said it is time for nurses and governments to act on the body of evidence.
June 7, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583019/promoting-the-legitimacy-and-agency-of-new-graduate-nurses-participation-in-nursing-research
#10
Mary Ann Matikainen
AIM: This paper explores the legitimacy and agency of new graduate mental health nurses to participate in research activities as a regular part of their professional nursing role. BACKGROUND: There is a wealth of literature describing personal and organisational factors that act as barriers to nurses' engagement in research and overcoming these barriers remains a challenge for health organisations. Some new graduate nurses are well positioned to contribute to research and yet the literature has given little attention to this specific cohort...
June 21, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581370/midwest-nursing-research-society-news
#11
Helen Lach, Janet L Larson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576296/biological-determinants-of-health-genes-microbes-and-metabolism-exemplars-of-nursing-science
#12
Erin P Ferranti, Ruth Grossmann, Angela Starkweather, Margaret Heitkemper
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, nurse scientists are incorporating "omics" measures (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) in studies of biologic determinants of health and behavior. The role of omics in nursing science can be conceptualized in several ways: (a) as a portfolio of biological measures (biomarkers) to monitor individual risk, (b) as a set of combined data elements that can generate new knowledge based on large and complex patient data sets, (c) as baseline information that promotes health education and potentially personalized interventions, and (d) as a platform to understand how environmental parameters (e...
April 12, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570376/research-use-of-nurses-working-in-the-critical-care-units-barriers-and-facilitators
#13
Issa M Hweidi, Loai Issa Tawalbeh, Musa A Al-Hassan, Razan M Alayadeh, Ahmed Mohammad Al-Smadi
BACKGROUND: There is a distinct gap between theory and practice with respect to research use in clinical practice, particularly in critical care units, that could be related to the presence of a number of barriers that hinder the use of research findings. AIMS: The aims of the study were to identify barriers and facilitators to research use as perceived by Jordanian nurses in critical care units and to examine the predictors of research use among those nurses. METHODS: The study used a cross-sectional, correlational design...
July 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568962/rhetoric-versus-reality-the-role-of-research-in-deconstructing-concepts-of-caring
#14
Dawn Freshwater, Jane Cahill, Philip Esterhuizen, Tessa Muncey, Helen Smith
Our aim was to employ a critical analytic lens to explicate the role of nursing research in supporting the notion of caring realities. To do this, we used case exemplars to illustrate the infusion of such discourses. The first exemplar examines the fundamental concept of caring: using Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, the case study surfaces caring as originally grounded in ritualized practice and subsequently describes its transmutation, via competing discourses, to a more holistic concept. It is argued that in the many and varied attempts to define the dynamic concept of care, caring has now become paradoxically, a more fragmented concept despite attempts to render it more holistic and inclusive...
May 31, 2017: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558602/how-activism-features-in-the-career-lives-of-four-generations-of-canadian-nurses
#15
Judith A MacDonnell, Ellen Buck-McFadyen
Recent nursing research using a critical feminist lens challenges the prevailing view of political inertia in nursing. This comparative life history study using a critical feminist lens explores the relevance of activism with four generations of Canadian nurses. Purposeful sampling of Ontario nurses resulted in 40 participants who were diverse in terms of generation, practice setting, and activist practice. Interviews and focus groups were completed with the sample of Ontario registered nurses or undergraduate and graduate nursing students: 8 Generation X, 9 Generation Y (Millennials), 20 Boomers, and 3 Overboomers...
November 2016: Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558601/conducting-nursing-research-to-advance-and-inform-health-policy
#16
Carol Hall Ellenbecker, Jean Edward
The primary roles of nurse scientists in conducting health policy research are to increase knowledge in the discipline and provide evidence for informing and advancing health policies with the goal of improving the health outcomes of society. Health policy research informs, characterizes, explains, or tests hypotheses by employing a variety of research designs. Health policy research focuses on improving the access to care, the quality and cost of care, and the efficiency with which care is delivered. In this article, we explain how nurses might envision their research in a policy process framework, describe research designs that nurse researchers might use to inform and advance health policies, and provide examples of research conducted by nurse researchers to explicate key concepts in the policy process framework...
November 2016: Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558506/nursing-research-contributions-to-universal-health-care
#17
Mary Lou Bond
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554275/research-should-be-at-the-core-of-nursing
#18
Alex McMahon
If we are to improve management of long-term conditions, and address the needs of our ageing population, we must make nursing research central to nursing practice.
May 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543705/empirical-and-pragmatic-adequacy-of-grounded-theory-advancing-nurse-empowerment-theory-for-nurses-practice
#19
Sonia A Udod, Louise Racine
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: Drawing on the findings of a grounded theory study aimed at exploring how power is exercised in nurse-manager relationships in the hospital setting, this paper examines the empirical and pragmatic adequacy of grounded theory as a methodology to advance the concept of empowerment in the area of nursing leadership and management. BACKGROUND: The evidence on staff nurse empowerment has highlighted the magnitude of individual and organizational outcomes, but has not fully explicated the micro-level processes underlying how power is exercised, shared or created within the nurse-manager relationship...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543311/snrs-mission-advancing-nursing-research-message-from-the-president
#20
Nan Smith-Blair, Lovoria B Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
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