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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728473/parents-views-on-childhood-obesity-qualitative-analysis-of-discussion-board-postings
#1
Jessica Appleton, Cathrine Fowler, Nicola Brown
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is an increasing concern for parents and health professionals alike. Parents' perception of obesity as a current health issue for their children is important for the everyday parenting and health choices parents make. As parents are frequently going online to seek and exchange information about parenting and child health, asynchronous online discussion forums provide an opportunity to investigate their perceptions and concerns. Understanding parents' perceptions, beliefs and attitudes is important in any childhood obesity prevention and intervention...
July 21, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725839/nursing-strategies-for-engaging-families-of-older-immigrants-hospitalized-for-end-of-life-care-an-australian-study
#2
Megan-Jane Johnstone, Alison M Hutchinson, Helen Rawson, Bernice Redley
BACKGROUND: Engaging with families of older non-English-speaking background (NESB) immigrants hospitalized for end-of-life (EOL) care can be challenging, especially when their cultures, lifeways, and family decision-making processes are unfamiliar to the nurses caring for them. Despite the recognized importance of family engagement when providing EOL care, the issue of ethnic minority family engagement has received little attention in the field. AIM: To explore and describe the strategies nurses use to facilitate engagement with families of older immigrant NESB patients hospitalized for EOL care...
September 2016: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722250/residential-age-care-and-domiciliary-oral-health-services-reach-oht-the-development-of-a-metropolitan-oral-health-programme-in-sydney-australia
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F A Clive Wright, Garry Law, Steven K-Y Chu, John S Cullen, David G Le Couteur
OBJECTIVE: To describe an oral health care programme for older people in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) to improve access to care and support facilities. INTRODUCTION: Different models of residential care have been proposed, but few have been comprehensive (providing on-site health promotion and service delivery) or sustainable. METHODS: A partnership model of oral health care, with dental services plus oral health education, was integrated into the community outreach services of a metropolitan hospital department of aged care...
July 19, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720266/strengths-and-resources-used-by-australian-and-danish-adult-patients-and-their-family-caregivers-during-treatment-for-cancer
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E Coyne, K B Dieperink, B Ƙstergaard, D K Creedy
PURPOSE: Family plays an essential role in supporting the patient with cancer, however, relatively little attention has been given to understanding the strengths and resources of the family unit across different settings and countries. This study aims to investigate the strengths and resources of patients and family members in Australia and Denmark. METHODS: Using a descriptive, cross-sectional design, 232 patient and family participants from inpatient and outpatient oncology services in Australia and Denmark completed paper based surveys that included the Family Hardiness Index (FHI) and Family Crisis Orientated Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES), together with demographic and health information...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716108/esoteric-connective-tissue-therapy-for-chronic-low-back-pain-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-functionality-and-general-well-being-compared-with-physiotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Christoph Schnelle, Steffen Messerschmidt, Eunice J Minford, Kate Greenaway-Twist, Maxine Szramka, Marianna Masiorski, Michelle Sheldrake, Mark Jones
BACKGROUND: Low back pain causes more global disability than any other condition. Once the acute pain becomes chronic, about two-thirds of sufferers will not fully recover after 1-2 years. There is a paucity of effective treatments for non-specific, chronic low back pain. It has been noted that low back pain is associated with changes in the connective tissue in the affected area, and a very low-impact treatment, Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy (ECTT), has been developed to restore flexibility in connective tissue...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714173/the-use-of-advanced-web-based-survey-design-in-delphi-research
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Christopher Helms, Anne Gardner, Elizabeth Mcinnes
AIM: A discussion of the application of metadata, paradata and embedded data in web-based survey research, using two completed Delphi surveys as examples. BACKGROUND: Metadata, paradata and embedded data use in web-based Delphi surveys has not been described in the literature. The rapid evolution and widespread use of online survey methods imply paper-based Delphi methods will likely become obsolete. Commercially-available web-based survey tools offer a convenient and affordable means of conducting Delphi research...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714137/austerity-new-public-management-and-missed-nursing-care-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Eileen Willis, Jenny Carryer, Clare Harvey, Maria Pearson, Julie Henderson
AIMS: To outline the way in which the culture of austerity arising from the Global Financial Crisis has been used by Australian and New Zealand governments to maintain and extend health care budget cuts, through new public management strategies leading to missed nursing care. BACKGROUND: Ten years on the cost of the Global Financial Crisis continues to be borne by tax payers and those employed by the welfare state, yet analysis shows clearly that it was caused by a failure to adequately regulate markets, particularly the banks and multinational corporations...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705687/antecedents-and-precipitants-of-patient-related-violence-in-the-emergency-department-results-from-the-australian-vent-study-violence-in-emergency-nursing-and-triage
#8
Jacqueline V Pich, Ashley Kable, Mike Hazelton
INTRODUCTION: Workplace violence is one of the most significant and hazardous issues faced by nurses globally. It is a potentially life-threatening and life-affecting workplace hazard often downplayed as just "part of the job" for nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used and data were collected using a purpose developed survey tool. Surveys were distributed to all members of the College of Emergency Nurses' Australasia (CENA) in 2010 and 537 eligible responses were received (RR=51%)...
July 10, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702089/diabetes-educator-role-boundaries-in-australia-a-documentary-analysis
#9
Olivia King, Susan Nancarrow, Sandra Grace, Alan Borthwick
BACKGROUND: Diabetes educators provide self-management education for people living with diabetes to promote optimal health and wellbeing. Their national association is the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), established in 1981. In Australia the diabetes educator workforce is a diverse, interdisciplinary entity, with nurses, podiatrists, dietitians and several other health professional groups recognised by ADEA as providers of diabetes education. Historically nurses have filled the diabetes educator role and anecdotally, nurses are perceived to have wider scope of practice when undertaking the diabetes educator role than the other professions eligible to practise diabetes education...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700259/mixed-method-study-to-investigate-models-of-australian-integrative-oncology
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EunJin Lim, Janette L Vardy, Byeongsang Oh, Haryana M Dhillon
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the models of services and experiences of coordinators and directors engaged in providing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or integrative medicine (IM) in oncology centers throughout Australia. DESIGN: Fourteen leaders of IM programs from ten systematically selected Australian oncology centers were interviewed. Participants described their center's service model. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed to identify underlying themes...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697296/hepatitis-b-testing-and-diagnosis-experiences-of-patients-and-primary-care-professionals-in-australia
#11
Jacqueline Richmond, Elizabeth Smith, Jack Wallace, Duane Duncan, Jayne Lucke
OBJECTIVE: A significant proportion of Australians with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains undiagnosed and unaware of their risk of liver disease and cancer. This study explored the hepatitis B testing and diagnostic experiences of people with CHB, general practitioners (GPs) and primary care nurses. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with people who have CHB (n = 19), GPs (n = 14) and nurses (n = 5). RESULTS: The majority of patient participants with CHB were not provided with information prior to being tested, and were shocked to receive a diagnosis...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693596/prioritising-responses-of-nurses-to-deteriorating-patient-observations-pronto-protocol-testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-facilitation-intervention-in-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-trial-with-an-embedded-process-evaluation-and-cost-analysis
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Tracey K Bucknall, Gill Harvey, Julie Considine, Imogen Mitchell, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Ian D Graham, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Jennifer Watts, Alison M Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Vital signs are the primary indicator of physiological status and for determining the need for urgent clinical treatment. Yet, if physiological signs of deterioration are missed, misinterpreted or mismanaged, then critical illness, unplanned intensive care admissions, cardiac arrest and death may ensue. Although evidence demonstrates the benefit of early recognition and management of deteriorating patients, failure to escalate care and manage deteriorating patients remains a relatively frequent occurrence in hospitals...
July 11, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689979/assessing-the-functionality-of-temporary-isolation-rooms
#13
Brett G Mitchell, Anthony Williams, Zorana Wong
BACKGROUND: Challenges with limited single rooms and isolation facilities in hospitals have created an opportunity for temporary, portable isolation technology. This article describes the process used to evaluate the prototype of a new isolation room (RediRoom; CareStrategic Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) that can be installed in existing hospital ward areas. Our aim is to assess the functionality of this new room, and in so doing, to evaluate the methods used. METHODS: We employed a mixed-methods approach involving video recording, interviews, and objective temperature and humidity measurements within a crossover interventional study...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677878/hypocalcaemia-induced-tetany-secondary-to-total-thyroidectomy-a-nursing-case-review
#14
Shannon Bakon, Judy Craft, Martin Christensen
Presentations to the emergency department with a diagnosis of hypocalcaemia-induced tetany secondary to total thyroidectomy are rare. A patient presented to the emergency department of a regional Australian hospital with hypocalcaemia-induced tetany. A case study was employed to reflect on the care provided and identify knowledge practice deficits within this unusual patient presentation. Calcium plays a central role within the nervous system and is vital for both cardiac and muscular contraction. The clinical manifestations of electrolyte disturbances such as hypocalcaemia can be life threatening, and therefore, appropriate assessment, monitoring and management are essential to ensure positive patient outcomes...
July 5, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662942/secretion-clearance-strategies-in-australian-and-new-zealand-intensive-care-units
#15
George Ntoumenopoulos, Naomi Hammond, Nicola R Watts, Kelly Thompson, Gabrielle Hanlon, Jennifer D Paratz, Peter Thomas
INTRODUCTION/AIMS: To describe the processes of care for secretion clearance in adult, intubated and mechanically ventilated patients in Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Units (ICUs). METHODS/RESULTS: A prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted through the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) Point Prevalence Program. Forty-seven ICUs collected data from 230 patients intubated and ventilated on the study day...
June 26, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662639/equitable-resourcing-of-primary-health-care-in-remote-communities-in-australia-s-northern-territory-a-pilot-study
#16
John Wakerman, Lisa Sparrow, Susan L Thomas, John S Humphreys, Mike Jones
BACKGROUND: Improved Primary Health Care (PHC) utilisation is central to reducing the unacceptable morbidity and mortality rates characterising populations living in remote communities. Despite poorer health, significant inequity characterises the funding of PHC services in Australia's most remote areas. This pilot study sought to ascertain what funding is required to ensure equitable access to sustainable, high quality primary health care irrespective of geographical remoteness of communities...
June 29, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659116/cardiac-care-for-indigenous-australians-practical-considerations-from-a-clinical-perspective
#17
Warren F Walsh, Nadarajah Kangaharan
Indigenous Australians have a much high burden of cardiovascular disease, which occurs at an earlier age than in the non-Indigenous population. Comorbidities such as diabetes are common. Early diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease may be difficult because of barriers such as distance to medical centres, communication problems and family and cultural responsibilities. Disparities in cardiac care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations are well documented, with examples including reduced angiography and revascularisation rates in Indigenous patients...
July 3, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655309/the-effectiveness-of-emergency-nurse-practitioner-service-in-the-management-of-patients-presenting-to-rural-hospitals-with-chest-pain-a-multisite-prospective-longitudinal-nested-cohort-study
#18
Tina E Roche, Glenn Gardner, Leanne Jack
BACKGROUND: Health reforms in service improvement have included the use of nurse practitioners. In rural emergency departments, nurse practitioners work to the full scope of their expanded role across all patient acuities including those presenting with undifferentiated chest pain. Currently, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the effectiveness of emergency nurse practitioner service in rural emergency departments. Inquiry into the safety and quality of the service, particularly regarding the management of complex conditions is a priority to ensure that this service improvement model meets health care needs of rural communities...
June 27, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651509/drivers-of-choice-of-resuscitation-fluid-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-discrete-choice-experiment
#19
Colman B Taylor, Naomi E Hammond, Tracey-Lea Laba, Nicola Watts, Kelly Thompson, Manoj Saxena, Sharon Micallef, Simon Finfer, John Myburgh
OBJECTIVE: To understand the fundamental drivers, and their relative importance, of doctors' and nurses' choice of resuscitation fluid in critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand. DESIGN: A discrete choice experiment (DCE) administered via an online survey. Respondents were presented with one of four randomly selected DCE choice sets, each including five patient scenarios. The respondent chose between two types of hypothetical resuscitation fluid. The fluid type was characterised by several attributes and each attribute had pre-specified levels...
June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648127/specialist-palliative-care-nurses-management-of-the-needs-of-patients-with-depression
#20
Jessica Elizabeth Hayes, Bethne Hart, Jane Phillips
BACKGROUND: Depression is an important condition to consider if we are to optimise the care outcomes for patients with palliative care needs. Depression has a high incidence in palliative patients, with up to 15% diagnosed with major depression and 37% expressing some form of depressive symptoms ( O'Connor et al, 2010 ). The challenge is to ensure that palliative care patients with depression are identified in a timely manner and that their depression is effectively managed. AIM: To examine how Australian specialist inpatient palliative care nurses perceive, assess and respond to depression in a patient case study...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
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