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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548914/quality-of-paediatric-hospice-care-for-children-with-and-without-multiple-complex-chronic-conditions
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Lisa C Lindley, Jessica Keim-Malpass
BACKGROUND: Hospice care for children with multiple complex chronic conditions (MCCC) is complicated given their unique health at the end of life (EOL). Little is known about the quality of the hospice care MCCC children receive and how that might differ from children without MCCC. OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of hospice care (i.e., structures, processes, outcomes) between children with and without MCCC. METHODS: This retrospective, comparative study used data from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey, which included a nationally representative sample of paediatric hospice patients...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548873/students-with-asthma-and-its-impacts
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Elif Isik, Ismet S Isik
Asthma is a common chronic disease in children. Uncontrolled asthma is a significant contributor to school absenteeism, emergency room visits, and hospitalization, all of which can lead to low school performance, financial burdens, and emotional problems for children and their parents. Asthma in children restricts the activities of school-aged children, such as participating in before- and after-school activity and extracurricular activities such as sports. Uncontrolled asthma has the potential to impact a student's self-confidence and social interactions...
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541999/verification
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Jonathan Peter Robb
A visiting nurse finds himself cast as a player in a universal drama.
June 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541993/the-bigger-picture-a-new-nurse-embraces-her-ability-to-still-ask-why
#4
Sarah Szulecki
Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com.
June 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541646/cognitive-rehabilitation-and-exposure-sorting-therapy-crest-for-hoarding-disorder-in-older-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Catherine R Ayers, Mary E Dozier, Elizabeth W Twamley, Sanjaya Saxena, Eric Granholm, Tina L Mayes, Julie Loebach Wetherell
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of Cognitive Rehabilitation and Exposure/Sorting Therapy (CREST) with geriatric case management (CM) in a sample of older adults meeting DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for hoarding disorder (HD). METHODS: Fifty-eight older adults with HD were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial between December 2011 and March 2014. Thirty-one participants received CREST, and 27 participants received CM. Both interventions consisted of 26 individual sessions over a period of 6 months and included several home visits by the study therapists (CREST) or nurses (CM)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540266/application-of-holistic-nursing-in-uremic-patients-with-hematodialysis-related-malnutrition
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Huifang Zhang, Chongting Lin, Songbo Yuan, Qinghua Wang, Jiangcheng Yang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to observe the effect of holistic nursing on patients undergoing hematodialysis for uremia who simultaneously were suffering from moderate to severe malnutrition. METHODS: Eighty patients with uremia on maintenance hematodialysis with malnutrition between June 2014 and June 2015 from Yantaishan Hospital, Yantai, Shandong, China were included and equally and randomly were divided into the control group (n=43) and observation group (n=43). Routine nursing was used in the control group while holistic nursing was used in observation group (before, during and after dialysis) and the clinical effects in the two groups were compared after 3 months...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540156/quality-of-life-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-and-its-associated-factors
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Hoo Jeung Cho, Euna Park
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS: This study is based on a descriptive survey and involved 125 gastroenterology outpatients visiting a university hospital in South Korea as the participants. HRQOL was assessed using the Liver Disease Quality of Life 1.0, which consisted of Short Form-36 (SF-36) and the Liver Disease Targeted Scale. Data were collected from December 2015 to April 2016, which were then analyzed through multiple regression analysis...
April 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532718/interprofessional-collaboration-in-nursing-homes-interprof-a-grounded-theory-study-of-nurse-experiences-of-general-practitioner-visits
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Nina Fleischmann, Christina Geister, Andreas Hoell, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Christiane A Mueller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527643/parental-knowledge-and-recall-of-concussion-discharge-instructions
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Danny George Thomas, Lia Bradley, Ashley Servi, Suzanne Reilly, Jennifer Niskala Apps, Michael McCrea, Thomas Hammeke
INTRODUCTION: Children increasingly are being seen in the emergency department for a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). A key aim of the ED visit is to provide discharge advice that can help parents to identify an evolving neurosurgical crisis, facilitate recovery, and prevent reinjury. The present study examined parents' knowledge of symptoms and recall of discharge instructions after their adolescent's mTBI and the effect of supplementing written discharge instructions with verbal instruction and reinforcement...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526039/influences-on-patient-satisfaction-in-healthcare-centers-a-semi-quantitative-study-over-5%C3%A2-years
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Ruth D Thornton, Nicole Nurse, Laura Snavely, Stacey Hackett-Zahler, Kenice Frank, Robert A DiTomasso
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of ambulatory patients' satisfaction with clinic visits help improve communication and delivery of healthcare. The goal was to examine patient satisfaction in a primary care setting, identify how selected patient and physician setting and characteristics affected satisfaction, and determine if feedback provided to medical directors over time impacted patient satisfaction. METHODS: A three-phase, semi-quantitative analysis was performed using anonymous, validated patient satisfaction surveys collected from 889 ambulatory outpatients in 6 healthcare centers over 5-years...
May 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524888/reducing-unplanned-admissions-focusing-on-hospital-admissions-and-emergency-department-visits-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-during-radiation-therapy%C3%A2
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Lauren Terzo, Mary Fleming, Alekhya Yechoor, Jayne Camporeale, Miriam Troxler, Elaine Roth, Xianming Tan, Michael Pignone, Lawrence Marks, Bhishamjit S Chera
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) treatments cause severe toxicities, leading to high rates of emergency department (ED) visits and unplanned hospital admissions (UHAs). 
. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate a quality improvement project to reduce ED visits and UHAs.
. METHODS: A weekly nurse/nurse practitioner-led symptom management clinic was created for patients with HNC receiving radiation therapy deemed at high risk for an ED visit or UHA...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522923/the-use-of-supportive-communication-when-responding-to-older-people-s-emotional-distress-in-home-care-an-observational-study
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Linda Hafskjold, Vibeke Sundling, Sandra van Dulmen, Hilde Eide
BACKGROUND: Responding to older people's distress by acknowledging or encouraging further discussion of emotions is central to supportive, person-centred communication, and may enhance home care outcomes and thereby promote healthy aging. This observational study describes nursing staff's responses to older people's emotional distress, and identify factors that encourage further emotional disclosure. METHODS: Audio-recorded home care visits in Norway (n = 196), including 48 older people and 33 nursing staff, were analysed with the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences, identifying expressions of emotional distress and subsequent provider responses...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521249/using-a-videogame-to-facilitate-nursing-and-medical-students-first-visit-to-the-operating-theatre-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ángel Del Blanco, Javier Torrente, Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Pedro Ruiz, Manuel Giner
BACKGROUND: First experiences in the operating theatre with real patients are always stressful and intimidating for students. We hypothesized that a game-like simulation could improve perceptions and performance of novices. METHODS: A videogame was developed, combining pictures and short videos, by which students are interactively instructed on acting at the surgical block. Moreover, the game includes detailed descriptive information. After playing, students are given feedback on their performance...
May 9, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511288/a-tele-health-follow-up-strategy-for-tight-control-of-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-the-non-inferiority-randomised-controlled-trail-the-tera-study
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Annette Thurah, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Mette Axelsen, Ulrich Fredberg, Liv M V Schougaard, Niels H I Hjollund, Mogens Pfeiffer-Jensen, Trine B Laurberg, Ulrik Tarp, Kirsten Lomborg, Thomas Maribo
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of patient-reported outcome (PRO) based tele-health follow-up for tight control of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the differences between tele-health follow-up performed by rheumatologists or rheumatology nurses. METHODS: A total of 294 patients were randomized (1:1:1) to either PRO-based tele-health follow-up carried out by a nurse (PRO-TN) or a rheumatologist (PRO-TR), or conventional out-patient follow-up by physicians...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503642/vulvar-and-vaginal-graft-versus-host-disease-a-healthcare-clinic-initiative
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Naomi Van Dam, Revital Zelker, Ruth Radiano, Ilana Kadmon, Bella Bogorochin, Yevgeni Frank-Kamenetsky
OBJECTIVE: In patients receiving bone marrow transplantation (BMT), their mucosa becomes altered and sclerotic changes in the female external genital organs occur. Although a few studies have specifically addressed vulvar and vaginal graft versus host disease (VVGvHD) and its repercussions on the sexual health and quality of life of patients, VVGvHD can be overlooked by health practitioners. The objective of the study is to describe the initiation of a health care clinic specializing in VVGvHD in a general tertiary hospital...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501681/postnatal-paternal-involvement-and-maternal-emotional-disturbances-the-effect-of-maternal-employment-status
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Wan-Chien Lin, Shin-Yow Chang, Yi-Ting Chen, Hsin-Chien Lee, Yi-Hua Chen
BACKGROUND: Recently, studies have begun emphasizing paternal involvement during the perinatal period and its impact on maternal health. However, most studies have assessed maternal perception and focused on adolescents or minority groups in Western countries. Therefore, the current study investigated the association between paternal involvement and maternal postnatal depression and anxiety, along with the effects of maternal job status in the Asian society of Taiwan. METHODS: This study recruited pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy as well as their partners on prenatal visits from July 2011 to September 2013 at four selected hospitals in metropolitan areas of Taipei, Taiwan...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501031/-analysis-of-the-cochrane-review-non-medical-prescribing-versus-medical-prescribing-for-acute-and-chronic-disease-management-in-primary-and-secondary-care-cochrane-database-syst-rev-2016-11-cd011227
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Gonçalo Silva Duarte, Ricardo Martins Delgado, João Costa, António Vaz-Carneiro
In countries with diverse socioeconomic levels, in order to address the health care demands, the consideration of a wide array of strategies is needed; among these, non-medical prescription can be included. The objective of this revision was to ascertain whether non-medical prescription results in comparable clinical and patient-related outcomes to medical prescription. This systematic review was conducted in compliance with the standard Cochrane methodology. Clinical outcomes were compared between prescription carried out by non-medical health professionals and doctors, provided that the non-medical health professional prescribed with a high degree of autonomy, both in hospital and community practice, in countries with low, medium and high socioeconomic level...
January 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498737/improved-postpartum-care-after-a-participatory-facilitation-intervention-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-mixed-method-evaluation
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Eunice Pallangyo, Columba Mbekenga, Pia Olsson, Christine Rubertsson, Carina Källestål
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the health and survival of mothers/newborns, the quality and attendance rates of postpartum care (PPC) must be increased, particularly in low-resource settings. OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes of a collegial facilitation intervention to improve PPC in government-owned health institutions in a low-resource suburb in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS: A before-and-after evaluation of an intervention and comparison group was conducted using mixed methods (focus group discussions, questionnaires, observations, interviews, and field-notes) at health institutions...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498030/prevalence-of-anemia-and-its-influence-on-hospital-readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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Youn-Jung Son, Bo Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a frequent comorbidity in patients with heart failure. However, the incidence of anemia in patients with heart failure varies widely, and there is limited evidence on the association between anemia and rehospitalization and on the health consequences of anemia in patients with heart failure. AIMS: We aimed to identify the prevalence of anemia and its influence on hospital readmissions and emergency department visits in outpatients with heart failure...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497707/multiple-physical-healthcare-needs-among-outpatients-with-schizophrenia-findings-from-a-health-examination-study
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Saana Eskelinen, Eila Sailas, Kaisla Joutsenniemi, Matti Holi, Tuomas H Koskela, Jaana Suvisaari
BACKGROUND: Despite the abundant literature on physical comorbidity, the full range of the concurrent somatic healthcare needs among individuals with schizophrenia has rarely been studied. AIMS: This observational study aimed to assess the distressing somatic symptoms and needs for physical health interventions in outpatients with schizophrenia, and factors predicting those needs. METHODS: A structured, comprehensive health examination was carried out, including a visit to a nurse and a general practitioner on 275 outpatients with schizophrenia...
May 12, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
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