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Cedric Mabire, Andrew Dwyer, Antoine Garnier, Joanie Pellet
BACKGROUND: Inadequate discharge planning for the growing elderly population poses significant challenges for health services. Effective discharge planning interventions have been examined in several studies, but little information is available on nursing's role or the specific components of these interventions. Despite the research published on the importance of discharge planning, the impact on patient's health outcomes still needs to be proven in practice. OBJECTIVES: To determine the best available evidence on the effectiveness of discharge planning interventions involving at least one nurse on health-related outcomes for elderly inpatients discharged home and to assess the relative impact of individual components of discharge planning interventions...
September 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
J Zachary Wilson, Donna Marin, Katherine Maxwell, Joseph Cumming, Ryan Berger, Shermini Saini, William Ferguson, John T Chibnall
Research has indicated that childhood cancer may lead to posttraumatic growth (PTG), given cancer's association with posttraumatic stress. PTG may be associated with family/home and health care dynamics, as well as parental resilience, distress, and coping. This cross-sectional study investigated the associations of psychosocial factors of the patient, family, and health care team with PTG and illness-related burden (IRB) in childhood cancer survivors. The sample comprised 61 children and adolescents (7-18 years of age), their parents, and their nurses...
October 2016: Journal of Traumatic Stress
L C Hartog, G W D Landman, M Cimzar-Sweelssen, A Knipscheer, K H Groenier, N Kleefstra, H J G Bilo, K J J van Hateren
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in nursing home residents is generally low. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between HRQOL and two clinically relevant outcome measures, all-cause mortality and successful rehabilitation, in a nursing home population. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study in a nursing home population, HRQOL was assessed with the RAND-36. A total of 184 patients were included, 159 (86%) completed the RAND-36 and were included in the study...
July 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Murad Al-Momani, Fidaa Al-Momani, Ahmad H Alghadir, Sami Alharethy, Sami A Gabr
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities on gait and balance deficits among nursing home residents with different diseases in Jordan and also to find the risk of fall associated with or without these diseases. METHODS: A sample of 221 nursing home residents aged 18-100 years in Jordan was recruited for this study. All participants were assessed using the Arabic versions of the Tinetti assessment battery (TAB) for gait and balance, mini-mental state examination, and disability of arm, shoulder, and hand assessment test...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Begoña Pellicer García, David Delgado Sevilla, Raúl Juárez Vela, Loreto María García Moyano, Ramon Arbués Enrique, Sandra Guerrero Portillo
OBJECTIVE: To address the immediate consequences produced in the falls suffered by valid institutionalized elderly population' in the last twelve months. METHOD: A cross sectional study, by personal interview. Simple random sampling was performed. The study area corresponded to a private nursing home. The measuring instruments used in the study were the Mini Mental State Examination Lobo (MEC-35, 1979) to initially assess the level of cognitive development elderly study participants, and the WHO questionnaire for the study of falls in the elder 1989...
June 2016: Revista de Enfermería
Yu-Chu Chung, Mei-Ling Yeh, Yueh-Min Liu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of intradialytic exercises for hemodialysis (HD) patients, this study conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). BACKGROUND: Patients receiving HD have poor physical function, psychological status and quality of life than the general population. Exercise training may improve these parameters for HD patients. DESIGN: Systemic review and a meta-analysis was conducted...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Charlene J Treanor, Una C McMenamin, Roisin F O'Neill, Chris R Cardwell, Mike J Clarke, Marie Cantwell, Michael Donnelly
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that up to 75% of cancer survivors may experience cognitive impairment as a result of cancer treatment and given the increasing size of the cancer survivor population, the number of affected people is set to rise considerably in coming years. There is a need, therefore, to identify effective, non-pharmacological interventions for maintaining cognitive function or ameliorating cognitive impairment among people with a previous cancer diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cognitive effects, non-cognitive effects, duration and safety of non-pharmacological interventions among cancer patients targeted at maintaining cognitive function or ameliorating cognitive impairment as a result of cancer or receipt of systemic cancer treatment (i...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Nicole L A Catherine, Andrea Gonzalez, Michael Boyle, Debbie Sheehan, Susan M Jack, Kaitlyn A Hougham, Lawrence McCandless, Harriet L MacMillan, Charlotte Waddell
BACKGROUND: Nurse-Family Partnership is a nurse home visitation program that aims to improve the lives of young mothers and their children. The program focuses on women who are parenting for the first time and experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage. Nurse visits start as early in pregnancy as possible and continue until the child reaches age two years. The program has proven effective in the United States - improving children's mental health and development and maternal wellbeing, and showing long-term cost-effectiveness...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
Motofumi Suzuki, Yasuhiro Iguchi, Yasuhiko Igawa, Mikako Yoshida, Hiromi Sanada, Hideyo Miyazaki, Yukio Homma
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and feasibility of ultrasound-assisted prompted voiding for the management of urinary incontinence in nursing homes. METHODS: Nursing home residents who had received prompted voiding care for urinary incontinence were enrolled. The voided urinary volume and residual urinary volume were initially measured for a few days. The sum of the mean values of these volumes was considered as the optimal intravesical urinary volume for voiding...
September 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Jinjiao Wang, Haomiao Jia, Jingjing Shang, Joan A Kearney
The current study examined longitudinal associations between mental disorders and all-cause subsequent medical events in a 5% random sample of records in the 2010 national Outcome and Assessment Information Set. Records of older adults (N = 28,475) receiving home health care (HHC) services were examined with respect to mental disorders and medical events, including acute care hospitalization, emergency department admission, and 30-day rehospitalization. Predominant mental disorders were depression and anxiety identified by formal diagnoses, symptom clusters, and/or prescription of related mental health services...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Janine Collet, Marjolein E de Vugt, Frans R J Verhey, Noud J J A Engelen, Jos M G A Schols
BACKGROUND: Older patients suffering from a combination of psychiatric disorders and physical illnesses and/or dementia are called Double Care Demanding patients (DCDs). Special wards for DCDs within Dutch nursing homes (NHs) and mental health care institutions (MHCIs) offer a unique opportunity to obtain insight into the characteristics and needs of this challenging population. METHODS: This observational cross-sectional study collected data from 163 DCDs admitted to either a NH or a MHCI providing specialized care for DCDs...
July 1, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
R Cramer-Ebner, C Dorn, A Feilcke, I Hach
BACKGROUND: Assessment and self-assessment frequently differ, e. g. in psychosomatic disorders and complaints. At the same time the prevalence of corresponding disorders in old age is high. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated psychosocial factors from the perspective of nursing home residents and compared this self-assessment with data collected in other scientific studies with assessments by nursing home staff. The aim was to develop specific recommendations for the nursing home sector...
June 28, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Carla J Groh, Manuel S Dumlao
Depression is a major health issue among older adults receiving home-based services yet is underdiagnosed and undertreated, which can result in negative health outcomes. Despite the recognized need for improved mental health services, significant gaps and barriers exist that contribute to less than optimal home-based depression management interventions. Home healthcare clinicians are well positioned to drive this effort for improving depression care with enhanced learning. Thus, the purpose of this article is to provide guidelines on improving depression care in homebound older adults based on four clinical functions central to home healthcare: screening, assessment, medication management, and patient/family education...
July 2016: Home Healthcare Now
Teresa Silveira Lopes, Rosa Marina Lopes Brás Martins Afonso, Óscar Manuel Ribeiro
Working with past memories through reminiscence interventions has been practiced for several decades with successful outcomes on mental health in older adults. Few studies however have focused on autobiographical memory recall in older individuals with cognitive impairment. This study aims to analyze the impact of an individual reminiscence program in a group of older persons with cognitive decline living in nursing homes on the dimensions of cognition, autobiographical memory, mood, behavior and anxiety. A two-group pre-test and post-test design with single blinded assessment was conducted...
September 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Denise M Weiss, Laurel L Northouse, Sonia A Duffy, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Maria C Katapodi, Patricia M LoRusso
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine family caregivers' experience of mental fatigue, identify strategies they use to manage it, and ascertain the kind of help they would like from healthcare professionals.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Descriptive, qualitative study that was part of a larger mixed-methods study.
. SETTING: Metropolitan comprehensive cancer center in the midwestern United States.
. PARTICIPANTS: 79 family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer who were participating in phase I clinical trials...
July 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
Åke Grundberg, Anna Hansson, Pernilla Hillerås, Dorota Religa
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe district nurses' perspectives on detecting mental health problems and promoting mental health among homebound older people with multimorbidity. BACKGROUND: Mental health problems among older people with multiple chronic conditions, that is, multimorbidity, are challenging issues. These patients' homes often serve as arenas in which district nurses can promote health. Mental health promotion must be studied in greater depth within primary care because older people with multimorbidity are particularly prone to developing poor mental health, which can go undetected and untreated...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Andreas Zenthöfer, Dominik Baumgart, Tomas Cabrera, Peter Rammelsberg, Johannes Schröder, Nicoleta Corcodel, Alexander Jochen Hassel
Poor oral health conditions are well documented in the institutionalized elderly, but the literature is lacking research on relationships between dementia and periodontal health in nursing home residents. The purpose of this cohort study, therefore, was to assess whether dementia is associated with poor oral health/denture hygiene and an increased risk of periodontal disease in the institutionalized elderly. A total of 219 participants were assessed using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) to determine cognitive state...
May 9, 2016: Odontology
Mary-Anne Enoch, Harriet Kitzman, Joyce A Smith, Elizabeth Anson, Colin A Hodgkinson, David Goldman, David L Olds
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated genetic and environmental influences on behavior in a cohort of 600 children followed prenatally to 18 years. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial of prenatal/infancy nurse home visits (NHV) was conducted in 600 predominantly African American mothers and their firstborn children from Memphis, TN. Mothers were assessed in pregnancy for mental health (MH), self-efficacy, and mastery. Mothers reported longitudinally on smoking and alcohol/drug use...
May 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Sunil Patil, Hui Lu, Catherine L Saunders, Dimitris Potoglou, Neil Robinson
OBJECTIVE: To assess the public's preferences regarding potential privacy threats from devices or services storing health-related personal data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pan-European survey based on a stated-preference experiment for assessing preferences for electronic health data storage, access, and sharing. RESULTS: We obtained 20 882 survey responses (94 606 preferences) from 27 EU member countries. Respondents recognized the benefits of storing electronic health information, with 75...
April 23, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Kerstin Frändin, Helena Grönstedt, Jorunn L Helbostad, Astrid Bergland, Mette Andresen, Lis Puggaard, Karin Harms-Ringdahl, Randi Granbo, Karin Hellström
BACKGROUND: The preservation of physical functions such as muscle strength, balance and mobility is fundamental to maintaining independence in activities of daily living (ADL). The physical activity level of most nursing home residents is very low, which implies that they are often subject to a decline in health, mobility, autonomy and social contacts and are also at risk of suffering a decline in mental well-being. In a previous study, we demonstrated that transfers, balance and physical activity level improved after 3 months of individually tailored intervention in nursing home residents...
March 11, 2016: Gerontology
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