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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319580/hospital-characteristics-associated-with-risk-standardized-readmission-rates
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Leora I Horwitz, Susannah M Bernheim, Joseph S Ross, Jeph Herrin, Jacqueline N Grady, Harlan M Krumholz, Elizabeth E Drye, Zhenqiu Lin
BACKGROUND: Safety-net and teaching hospitals are somewhat more likely to be penalized for excess readmissions, but the association of other hospital characteristics with readmission rates is uncertain and may have relevance for hospital-centered interventions. OBJECTIVE: To examine the independent association of 8 hospital characteristics with hospital-wide 30-day risk-standardized readmission rate (RSRR). DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional multivariable analysis...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
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Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317804/a-survey-on-undiagnosed-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-pregnant-mothers-in-mekelle-and-surrounding-districts-in-tigray-ethiopia
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Dawit Gebreegziabiher, Kelemework Adane, Markos Abebe
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence of undiagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases and sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of symptom combinations for undiagnosed TB infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative pregnant mothers attending antenatal care (ANC) clinics. Mycobacterium TB and HIV are the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide. Symptom screening is the first step in the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended TB intensified case finding algorithm for people living with HIV...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316266/differing-perspectives-on-parent-access-to-their-child-s-electronic-medical-record-during-neonatal-intensive-care-hospitalization-a-pilot-study
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Rebecca K Chung, Una Olivia Kim, Mir Abdul Basir
OBJECTIVE: To improve informed medical decision-making, principles for family-centered neonatal care recommends that parents have access to their child's medical record on an ongoing basis during neonatal intensive unit care (NICU) hospitalization. Currently many NICUs do not allow independent parent access to their child's electronic medical record (EMR) during hospitalization. We undertook a cross-sectional survey pilot study of medical professionals and parents to explore opinions regarding this practice...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303620/nurses-intention-to-remain-employed-in-hospitals-understanding-the-shortage-in-the-context-of-myanmar
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Pyone Mjinzu Lwin, Cheerawit Rattanapan, Orapin Laosee
PURPOSE: This study aims to ascertain the rate and identify the factors associated with nurses' intention to remain employed at hospitals in the Yangon Region. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 300 nurses aged between 20 and 60 years working at both private and public hospitals in the Yangon Region during May to June 2015. Chi-square tests were used to identify factor associations, and multiple logistic regression was examined to determine predictive factors...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301034/professional-nursing-practice-in-critical-units-assessment-of-work-environment-characteristics
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Luiz Felipe Sales Maurício, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Cássia Regina Vancini Campanharo, Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Angélica Gonçalves Silva Belasco, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista
Objective: assess the autonomy, control over environment, and organizational support of nurses' work process and the relationships between physicians and nurses in critical care units. Method: cross-sectional study conducted with 162 nurses working in the intensive care units and emergency service of a university hospital. The workers' satisfaction with their work environment was assessed using Brazilian Nursing Work Index - Revised, translated and adapted for the Brazilian culture...
March 2, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300964/effects-of-a-12-hour-shift-on-mood-states-and-sleepiness-of-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nurses
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Tadeu Sartini Ferreira, Clarice Zinato Moreira, James Guo, Franco Noce
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a 12-hour shift on mood states and sleepiness at the beginning and end of the shift. METHOD: Quantitative, cross-sectional and descriptive study.It was conducted with 70 neonatal intensive care unit nurses. The Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS), Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS), and a socio-demographic profile questionnaire were administered. RESULTS: When the KSS and BRUMS scores were compared at the beginning of the shift associations were found with previous sleep quality (p ≤ 0...
March 9, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300046/final-year-nursing-students-in-nigeria-how-knowledgeable-and-prepared-are-they-to-offer-medical-care-to-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chimezie Godswill Okwuonu, Hannah Sylvanus Kanu, Ojeh-Oziegbe Odigie
BACKGROUND: Nurses play an important role in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care. In other to perform their functions, it is pertinent that they have a good understanding of kidney functions and CKD. We do not know if the current educational curriculum prepares them adequately for this role. AIM: To assess the knowledge level of kidney functions and diseases among final year nursing students in Abia State Nigeria...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300044/impact-of-operator-hearing-threshold-on-manual-blood-pressure-measurement
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Abubakar Danjuma Salisu, Aminu Bakari, Hamisu Abdullahi
INTRODUCTION: Une déficience auditive non détectée chez le personnel de santé pourrait affecter leur capacité à obtenir une pression artérielle (PA) précise avec des conséquences négatives sur les soins aux patients. Le but de cet article était de déterminer l'impact de l'audition de l'opérateur sur la mesure manuelle de la pression artérielle. Méthodologie: Une étude transversale portant sur 25 patients et 60 personnel de santé composé de 25 médecins (groupe 1), 25 infirmières (groupe 2) et 10 10 personnes qualifiées sélectionnées ayant une audition normale formé (groupe 3)...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299828/changes-in-nutritional-status-in-nursing-home-residents-and-associated-factors-in-nutritional-status-decline-a-secondary-data-analysis
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Silvia Bauer, Ruud J G Halfens, Christa Lohrmann
AIMS: To describe changes in the nutritional status of nursing home residents over a period of one year and identify factors associated with a decline in nutritional status. BACKGROUND: The maintenance of good nutritional status is important for nursing home residents. Therefore, it is essential to identify risk factors that indicate a decline in nutritional status to take early prevention steps. DESIGN: Secondary data analysis of repeated cross-sectional studies...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299824/home-care-nursing-staff-in-self-directed-teams-are-more-satisfied-with-their-job-and-feel-they-have-more-autonomy-over-patient-care-a-nationwide-survey
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Erica E M Maurits, Anke J E De Veer, Peter P Groenewegen, Anneke L Francke
AIMS: (1) To examine whether working in a self-directed team is related to home-care nursing staff's job satisfaction; (2) To assess the mediating effect of self-perceived autonomy over patient care; (3) To investigate the moderating effect of educational level on the association between autonomy over patient care and job satisfaction. BACKGROUND: Self-directed teams are being introduced in home care in several countries. It is unknown whether working in a self-directed team is related to nursing staff's job satisfaction...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299297/patients-dignity-and-its-relationship-with-contextual-variables-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammad Zirak, Mansour Ghafourifard, Ebrahim Aliafsari Mamaghani
Introduction: Dignity is considered as fundamental human needs and recognized as one of the central concepts in nursing science. The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which patients' dignity is respected and to evalutae its relationship with contextual variables. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 256 hospitalized patients in the two teaching hospitals affiliated to Zanjan University of medical sciences, Iran. Data were collected by a questionnaire consist of two sections: (a) demographic characteristics, and (b) patient dignity including 32 questions...
March 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297633/nurse-perceptions-of-safety-climate-in-australian-acute-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Sze-Ee Soh, Renata Morello, Sheral Rifat, Caroline Brand, Anna Barker
Objectives The aim of the present study was to explore nurse perceptions of safety climate in acute Australian hospitals.Methods Participants included 420 nurses who have worked on 24 acute wards from six Australian hospitals. The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) Short Form was used to quantify nurse perceptions of safety climate and benchmarked against international data. Generalised linear mixed models were used to explore factors that may influence safety climate.Results On average, 53.5% of nurses held positive attitudes towards job satisfaction followed by teamwork climate (50...
March 16, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296974/joint-analyses-of-open-comments-and-quantitative-data-added-value-in-a-job-satisfaction-survey-of-hospital-professionals
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Ingrid Gilles, Mauro Mayer, Nelly Courvoisier, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the job opinions of hospital professionals by conducting qualitative analyses of the open comments included in a job satisfaction survey and combining these results with the quantitative results. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey targeting all Lausanne University Hospital professionals was performed in the fall of 2013. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The survey considered ten job satisfaction dimensions (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295811/examining-the-effect-of-affective-commitment-to-the-supervisor-on-nurses-psychological-health-as-a-function-of-internal-locus-of-control
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Tiphaine Huyghebaert, Nicolas Gillet, Caroline Becker, Solene Kerhardy, Evelyne Fouquereau
AIM: This research aimed to examine how affective commitment to the supervisor related to nurses' well- and ill-being, and to explore the moderating function of internal locus of control in these relationships. BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of affective commitment to the supervisor on well- and ill-being, even less so in the nursing profession. Moreover, previous studies suggested that nurses' psychological reactions to their work environment might vary as a function of their individual characteristics...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295770/differences-in-depression-treatment-satisfaction-and-injection-behavior-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-and-different-degrees-of-lipohypertrophy
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Ingvild Hernar, Johannes Haltbakk, Anders Broström
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of lipohypertrophy, and to compare differences in external, personal, and regimen factors in adults with type 1 diabetes and different degrees of lipohypertrophy. BACKGROUND: Suboptimal insulin injection behavior is associated with lipohypertrophy, which may affect insulin absorption and lead to blood glucose fluctuations. Few, if any studies have investigated how external, personal, and regimen factors differ in people with type 1 diabetes and different degrees of lipohypertrophy...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295750/vulnerability-to-burnout-within-the-nursing-workforce-the-role-of-personality-and-interpersonal-behaviour
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Nina Geuens, Peter Van Bogaert, Erik Franck
AIM: To study the combination of personality and interpersonal behaviour of staff nurses in general hospitals in relation to burnout and its separate dimensions. BACKGROUND: More research on the individual factors contributing to the development of burnout is needed to improve the risk profile of nursing staff. Therefore, a combination of Leary's Interpersonal Circumplex Model, which depicts the interpersonal behaviour trait domain, and the Five Factor Model was considered in the study at hand...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295279/cultural-competence-among-nursing-students-in-saudi-arabia-a-cross-sectional-study
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J P Cruz, N Alquwez, C P Cruz, R F D Felicilda-Reynaldo, L M Vitorino, S M S Islam
AIM: This study assessed the cultural competence of nursing students in a Saudi University. BACKGROUND: With the current situation of immigration in Saudi Arabia, the cultural diversity in healthcare facilities is anticipated to grow. This presents a great challenge to the members of the healthcare team. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 272 nursing students in a Saudi university using a self-administered questionnaire consisting of two parts, namely the respondents' demographics and cultural background information sheet and the Cultural Capacity Scale Arabic version...
March 13, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294467/the-influence-of-resilience-on-mental-health-the-role-of-general-well-being
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Tingting Gao, Xinna Ding, Jingxin Chai, Zhao Zhang, Han Zhang, Yixi Kong, Songli Mei
BACKGROUND: Nurses are suffering from increasing stress, and nursing is recognized as one of the most stressful job. Their mental health problems are serious and worthy of attention. AIM: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between resilience and mental health and general well-being among nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2014, using a self-reported questionnaire. Participants were asked to complete the measure of resilience, mental health, and general well-being...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293685/healthcare-team-perceptions-of-a-portal-for-parents-of-hospitalized-children-before-and-after-implementation
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Michelle M Kelly, Shannon M Dean, Pascale Carayon, Tosha B Wetterneck, Peter L T Hoonakker
BACKGROUND: Patient electronic health record (EHR) portals can enhance patient and family engagement by providing information and a way to communicate with their healthcare team (HCT). However, portal implementation has been limited to ambulatory settings and met with resistance from HCTs. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated HCT perceptions before and 6-months after implementation of an inpatient EHR portal application on a tablet computer given to parents of hospitalized children...
March 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
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