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Nursing quality psych

Hamzehgardeshi Zeinab, Shahhosseini Zohreh, Keshvar Samadaee Gelehkolaee
BACKGROUND: Studies reveal that lifestyles such as physical activity patterns, obesity, nutrition, and smoking, are factors that affect laboratory test results and pregnancy outcomes induced by assisted fertility techniques in infertile couples. The present study is a narrative review of studies in this area. METHODS: In this study, researchers conducted their computer search in public databases Google Scholar general search engine, and then more specific: Science Direct, ProQuest, SID, Magiran, Irandoc, Pubmed, Scopus, cochrane library, and Psych info; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) keywords: infertility (sterility, infertility), lifestyle (life behavior, lifestyle), Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART), antioxidant and infertility, social health, spiritual health, mental health, Alcohol and drug abuse, preventive factors, and instruments...
2015: Global Journal of Health Science
Chris A Roe, Charmaine Sonnex, Elizabeth C Roxburgh
OBJECTIVE: Reviews of empirical work on the efficacy of noncontact healing have found that adopting various practices that incorporate an intention to heal can have some positive effect upon the recipient's wellbeing. However, such reviews focus on 'whole' human participants who might be susceptible to expectancy effects or benefit from the healing intentions of friends, family or their own religious groups. We proposed to address this by reviewing healing studies that involved biological systems other than 'whole' humans (e...
January 2015: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
M Vahabi, L Schindel Martin
OBJECTIVES: HASH(0x51bba20) PURPOSE: To explore the extent of food security among older people, particularly those with cognitive impairments residing in Canadian long-term care homes (LTCHs) through a focused review of literature. METHOD: Databases including Medline, Nursing and Health Sciences (SAGE), Psych Info, Social Sciences Abstract, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and HealthSTAR were searched for peer-reviewed articles related to food experiences of older individuals in industrialized countries including Canada...
July 2014: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
Michelle Beattie, William Lauder, Iain Atherton, Douglas J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Improving and sustaining the quality of care in hospitals is an intractable and persistent challenge. The patients' experience of the quality of hospital care can provide insightful feedback to enable clinical teams to direct quality improvement efforts in areas where they are most needed. Yet, patient experience is often marginalised in favour of aspects of care that are easier to quantify (for example, waiting time). Attempts to measure patient experience have been hindered by a proliferation of instruments using various outcome measures with varying degrees of psychometric development and testing...
2014: Systematic Reviews
Vivian W Q Lou, Chi Wai Kwan, Angela Y M Leung, Iris Chi
This study examined the effects of behavioral and cognitive components of care on caregivers' psychological distress among adult children who were the primary caregivers of frail older adults living in the community in Hong Kong. The sample was drawn from a 2008 data set that was used to determine the eligibility for long-term care in Hong Kong. Logistic regressions evaluated the association between caregiver psychological distress and the behavioral and cognitive components of care with a range of covariates...
July 2011: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
Nan M Solomons, Judith A Spross
AIMS: The purpose of the present study is to examine the barriers and facilitators to evidence-based practice (EBP) using Shortell's framework for continuous quality improvement (CQI). BACKGROUND: EBP is typically undertaken to improve practice. Although there have been many studies focused on the barriers and facilitators to adopting EBP, these have not been tied explicitly to CQI frameworks. METHODS: CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, Medline, Psych Info, ABI/Inform and LISTA databases were searched using the keywords: nurses, information literacy, access to information, sources of knowledge, decision making, research utilization, information seeking behaviour and nursing practice, evidence-based practice...
January 2011: Journal of Nursing Management
Lynn Etters, Debbie Goodall, Barbara E Harrison
PURPOSE: To identify current evidence of factors influencing dementia-related caregiver burden (CB), describe patient and caregiver characteristics associated with CB, and describe evidence-based interventions designed to lessen the burden of caregiving. DATA SOURCES: Comprehensive literature review of Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE, and Psych Info was performed for the years 1996-2006 of peer-reviewed journals using keywords CB and dementia...
August 2008: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
K Harvey, J Catty, A Langman, H Winfield, S Clement, E Burns, S White, T Burns
OBJECTIVE: Community-based care for mental disorders places considerable burden on families and carers. Measuring their experiences has become a priority, but there is no consensus on appropriate instruments. We aimed to review instruments carers consider relevant to their needs and assess evidence for their use. METHOD: A literature search was conducted for outcome measures used with mental health carers. Identified instruments were assessed for their relevance to the outcomes identified by carers and their psychometric properties...
March 2008: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
B Hübner-Liebermann, H Spiessl, G Rogenhofer, C Cording
OBJECTIVE: In the light of the increasing importance of the general practitioner as a gatekeeper within the German psychiatric health care system, his/her role needs to be evaluated. METHOD: On the basis of the psychiatric documentation (DGPPN-BADO) of 4066 patients predictors for referral to inpatient psychiatric care by the general practitioner together with outpatient aftercare were analysed by means of logistic regression models. RESULTS: 18...
April 7, 2005: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Edward J Mills, Tiffany W Chow
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials for pharmacologic interventions in long-term care residents with dementia. DATA SOURCES: We performed electronic searches of AMED, CINAHL, E-PSYCHE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and MEDLINE. We also searched the reference lists of included studies and bibliographies of relevant review articles. STUDY SELECTION: All randomized controlled trials for pharmacologic interventions in patients with dementia residing in long-term care facilities...
November 2003: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Megan Rogers, Linda J Kristjanson
This article presents a comprehensive review and synthesis of empirical and conceptually based literature documenting the impact of chemotherapy-induced menopause on the sexual functioning of women with breast cancer. A literature search of the CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Psych Lit from 1980 to 1999 databases was undertaken. This literature was systematically assessed to determine key findings and conclusions. Two major themes were identified and are reported here: physical and psychological sequelae associated with altered sexual functioning...
February 2002: Cancer Nursing
D Clemmens
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to statistically summarize the results of independent quantitative studies regarding the relationship between social support and adolescent mothers' interactions with their infants. DATA SOURCES: The following sources were selected from 1980 to 1999: citations from bibliographies of previously located articles, dissertations abstracts, the Social Sciences Citation Indexes, and researchers at a regional conference; online sources used were CINHAL, MEDLINE, ERIC, Psych Lit, and Social Work Abstracts...
July 2001: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
B K Haas
PURPOSE: To identify major problems that obscure understanding of quality of life; to differentiate quality of life from other closely related concepts, and to offer a definition of quality of life. Quality of life is a term frequently used, but seldom defined, in nursing research. Multiple interpretations and measures make evaluating research difficult. The need to clarify concepts, develop nursing theory, and enhance communication is significant. Concept clarification is also essential for research instrument development and evaluation...
1999: Image—the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
A Kiss
This paper is an unusual summary of my thoughts on the International Workshop on Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Cancer Patients in Flims, Switzerland, in 1995. Based upon virtual coffeebreak communications, I try to explain to my virtual partner how the idea of the workshop developed, how I came to select participants and experts, and why the workshop was structured in such a specific way. Concerning the workshop itself I shall quote personal feedback statements from participants, drawing upon the impressions they took with them from demonstration workshops prepared by the leading experts in the field...
July 1995: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
T Jenssen, W T Mørch
A proposal for deinstitutionalization of the mentally retarded in Norway passed the Norwegian Storting in May 1988. The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs has prepared guidelines for planning and implenting this reform. On 1 January 1991 the responsibility for providing the necessary services was transferred to the municipalities. Many problems have to be solved in order to ensure that the life of each mentally retarded person is qualitatively improved after normalization and integration into society. In July 1989 the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs issued a document which assumed that necessary specialists and special services for the mentally retarded already exist, and are being used...
May 20, 1990: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
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