1,855 results match your criteria Applied Nursing Research[Journal]


Energy drinks and medical students: Bad drinking during COVID-19 quarantine.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 6:151429. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Surgical, Medical and Dental Department of Morphological Sciences related to Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The present letter to editor comments the manuscript "Caffeine and high energy drink use and knowledge by nurses in three countries" presenting some data on energy drinks obtained from a questionnaire administered to undergraduate medical students. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Self-management strategies differ by level of cognition in multimorbid patients.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 15;58:151407. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, 550 N 19th St, P.O. Box 880220, Lincoln, NE 68588-0220, United States. Electronic address:

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Violence against women: An observational study in an Italian emergency department.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 18;58:151411. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Health Professions, School of Nursing and Midwifery AO S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Violence against women is a pervasive phenomenon affecting one in three women aged ≥15 in the world that are more likely to visit an emergency department (ED) for the serious physical and psychological consequences of the abuse. The aim of this observational single-centre study is to describe the socio-demographic and clinical variables associated with violence against women. We enrolled 425 female patients who attended an Italian ED for trauma on 2019 and the patients' information was collected and analyzed with descriptive statistics. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Risk assessment and management among frontline nurses in the context of the COVID-19 virus in the northern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 04 11;58:151410. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Deparment of Medical-Surgical, College of Nursing, University of Hail, Applied Health Sciences Building, Building 9, Altqutta, Alqutta Road, Hail City, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: This study aimed to assess the post-contact risk of nurses who provide care for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Methods: This investigation employed a quantitative-descriptive design. The study sample was comprised of the frontline nurses in the COVID-19 center hospitals in the northern part of Saudi Arabia. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Discrepancies among knowledge, practice, and attitudes towards advance care planning among Chinese clinical nurses: A national cross-sectional study.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 15;58:151409. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Administrative Office, Hunan Cancer Hospital/The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, P.R. China. Electronic address:

Aims And Objectives: To explore the Chinese nurses' knowledge and attitudes concerning advance care planning (ACP) and their engagement in ACP practice.

Background: Nurses' knowledge, attitude, and practice of ACP are important in promoting ACP in patients, but little is known about knowledge, attitudes, and practice of ACP among nurses in countries where there are no national policies or regulations on ACP.

Design: A descriptive study with a cross-sectional design. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Effects of a smartphone-based self-care health diary for heart transplant recipients: A mixed methods study.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 11;58:151408. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea; Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Aim: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a smartphone-based self-care health diary based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills model, designed to enable transplant recipients to self-manage their health and increase their adherence to medical advice.

Background: Heart transplant recipients must take immunosuppressants to prevent rejection for the rest of their lives. As immunosuppressant drugs suppress the immune system, transplant recipients are like individuals battling chronic diseases and must be diligent about self-care to keep healthy. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

The role of health promotion theories in Stroke Awareness and Education.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 18;58:151415. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Medical Imaging Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta.

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of health promotion theories and their application to Stroke Awareness and Education. Stroke stands as one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity even though treatment is readily available. One of the major challenges in this area is that the effectiveness of treatment depends heavily on timely presentation to healthcare services. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Investigating key predictors of persistent low back pain: A focus on psychological stress.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 11;58:151406. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026, Storrs, CT 06269-4026, United States of America; Center for Advancement in Managing Pain, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026, Storrs, CT 06269-4026, United States of America.

Aim: To investigate the degree to which psychological stress, self-reported pain scores, and pain sensitivity during an acute state of low back pain (LBP) predict the development of persistent LBP trajectories.

Background: Identifying which factors influence LBP trajectories is critical to understand why some individuals experience persistent LBP and to illuminate areas for nursing intervention.

Methods: A secondary data analysis of a prospective study examining trajectories of LBP was conducted. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Smartphone distraction during nursing care: Systematic literature review.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 4;58:151405. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Aim: To investigate the impact of smartphone distraction on the quality and safety of care provided by the nursing population during work.

Background: About 80% of nurses use the smartphone in the workplace both for personal purposes and as a useful support to improve the quality of care. Distraction from smartphones during care is a phenomenon that should be known and managed within each health service. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Experiences of viewing self in the mirror for men and women with dementia as perceived by their caregivers: A phenomenological study.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 7;58:151398. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, 6700 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

Aim: To explore and discuss the perceptions and experiences of caregivers who rendered care to persons with dementia who viewed themselves in the mirror.

Background: Considerations must be given to caring for those with dementia due to the steady rise of adults 65 and older living with dementia. A literature review revealed limited experiential knowledge concerning aspects of mirror-viewing for persons with dementia. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Taking no for an answer. Nurses' consultations with people with cardiac disease about rehabilitation: A qualitative study.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 7;58:151397. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital, Nordre Fasanvej 57, Hovedvejen 5, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: Research shows that many people with cardiac disease decline cardiac rehabilitation. There is little or no knowledge on how health professionals respond to these people.

Objectives: To investigate how nurses respond to people who do not wish to participate in cardiac rehabilitation and what influences the nurses´ approach towards these people. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Experiences and needs of family support for HIV-infected Asian Americans: A qualitative dyadic analysis.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 7;58:151395. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., New York, USA. Electronic address:

Background: When coping with HIV-related challenges, family support is the first line that Asian Americans living with HIV (AALHIV) lean on; however, few studies have explored the dyadic aspects of family support among AALHIV. We aimed to explore the dyadic aspects of family support among AALHIV and their family caregivers.

Methods: From September 2017 to January 2020, we recruited 18 dyads among AALHIV and their caregivers in Los Angeles and New York City by the purposive sampling method. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Development of a mobile application for acute pain management in U.S. military healthcare.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 8;58:151393. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, En Route Care Research, 2510 5th Street, Bldg 840, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, United States of America.

One of the most significant challenges faced by the U.S. military health system is effective pain management. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Associations between weather-related data and influenza reports: A pilot study and related policy implications.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Feb 24:151413. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Electronic address:

Aim: The purpose of this retrospective, correlational pilot study was to explore the relationship between historical weekly weather data including temperature, dew point, humidity, barometric pressure, visibility, and cloud cover compared to weekly influenza-like illness reports over a four year period.

Background: Climate and weather-related conditions may affect the viral activity and transmission of influenza, although this relationship has not been widely studied in nursing. Some research suggests that there are causal links between cold temperatures, low indoor humidity, minimal sun exposure, and influenza outbreaks. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
February 2021

Caffeine and high energy drink use and knowledge by nurses in three countries.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Apr 19;58:151414. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western University, 2120 Cornell Rd., Cleveland, OH, United States of America. Electronic address:

Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine nurses' use and knowledge of caffeine and high energy drinks (HED) in three countries.

Methods: Nurses in each country completed a survey on caffeine and HED use and knowledge.

Results: In a sample of 182 nurses, caffeine use was high with 92% of nurses in Korea, 90. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Promoting older adult fall prevention education and awareness in a community setting: A nurse-led intervention.

Authors:
Tiffani Chidume

Appl Nurs Res 2021 02 26;57:151392. Epub 2020 Nov 26.

Auburn University School of Nursing, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background And Objectives: Falls are costly and one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat. The implementation of fall prevention toolkits (FPTs), such as fall risk screenings and fall prevention education (FPE), have become progressively important in reducing fall incidences. Nurses have a greater role and responsibility to care for the aging population. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
February 2021

Evaluation of a school-based sexual abuse prevention program for female children with intellectual disabilities in rural Pakistan- A feasibility study.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 02 25;57:151391. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Background: Child sexual abuse is one of the most pervasive threats to children's wellbeing worldwide. Globally, around 7% to 19% of children have been estimated to be a victim of child sexual abuse. In Pakistan, around 18 thousand instances of child sexual abuse were reported in the last five years. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
February 2021

A grounded theory approach to the care experience of patients with intravenous drug use/abuse-related endocarditis.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 02 25;57:151390. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States of America.

View Article and Full-Text PDF
February 2021

Symptom burden in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 02 1;57:151389. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Background: There is now a growing body of evidence to suggest that patients with chronic disease experience their symptoms as a burden. Although symptoms are a principal focus for diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there has been little research to date on symptom burden with reference to frequency, severity, and distress of symptoms.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey design was used. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
February 2021

Pain management in the older adult: The relationship between nurses' knowledge, attitudes and nurses' practice in Ireland and Jordan.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 02 15;57:151388. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Alghad International Colleges for Applied Medical Science, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Background: Research studies regarding nurses' knowledge attitudes and practice in the older adult are limited. Furthermore, none of these studies attempted to investigate the relationship between knowledge attitudes and practice. Furthermore, little studies compared nurses' knowledge, attitudes and practice between Eastern and Western countries. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
February 2021

Influence of physiological and psychological factors on cognitive dysfunction in heart failure patients.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 24;56:151375. Epub 2020 Oct 24.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, 1100 East Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23298, United States of America.

Aim: Our study aimed to examine factors that contribute to cognitive dysfunction in patients with heart failure (HF).

Background: Although a majority of patients with HF have mild to moderate cognitive impairment, little is known about factors that influence progressive cognitive decline in this population.

Methods: We examined the influence of physiological factors (NYHA functional class II - IV, ejection fraction, co-morbidity burden, polypharmacy), psychosocial factors (anxiety, depression, evaluation for advanced therapy), and associated toxicities (anticholinergic drug burden), on cognitive dysfunction. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

Measuring nurses' perceptions of their work environment and linking with behaviour change theories and implementation strategies to support evidence based practice change.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 16;56:151374. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery| Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia; Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, Australia. Electronic address:

Purpose: Survey tools, such as the Alberta Context Tool, reliably measure context but researchers have no process to map context to clinician behaviour and develop strategies to support practice change. Therefore, we aimed to map the Alberta Context Tool to the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Behaviour Change Wheel.

Method: The multi-centre study used the Alberta Context Tool to collect data from a convenience sample of nurses working in two emergency departments. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

Is napping related with health-related behaviors and sleep habits among adolescents? A population-based study.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 16;56:151373. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Faculty of Nursing, Campinas State University, Tessália Vieira de Camargo Street, #126, Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz, 13083-887 Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Changes in sleep quality and quantity occur in adolescence and can lead to the compensatory behavior of daytime napping.

Objective: Analyze factors related to napping in adolescents.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted with 1022 adolescents who participated in the 2014-2015 Health Survey of the city of Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

Exploring the components of the quality of death in Japanese emergency departments: A qualitative study.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 15;56:151371. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

School of Human Welfare, Kwansei Gakuin University, 1-155 Uegaharaichibancho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.

Background: The need to care for patients who die in the emergency department is increasing in Japan, and emergency nurses are required to provide end-of-life care to ensure that patients experience a good death. However, the components of the quality of death and what constitutes a good death for patients dying in the emergency department are unclear.

Aim: This study aimed to explore the components of the quality of death for patients who die in emergency departments of Japanese hospitals. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

The impact of advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role on adult patients with cancer: A quantitative systematic review.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 20;56:151370. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Nursing College, Community Health Nursing Department, Airport Road, Building 4, Flat 2.4, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Aim: This study aims to identify how Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) can contribute to oncology care.

Background: The position of ANPs has grown significantly in recent years and ANPs have been shown to make significant contributions to various areas of healthcare. Due to improvements in research and techniques elder cancer patients are living longer, as beneficial, as this is to patients it is putting a strain on the provision of care as support is required at various stages. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

The concepts of health inequality, disparities and equity in the era of population health.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 28;56:151367. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, USA.

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

Stigma in HBV-infected pregnant women in disclosed situations: Current status, influencing factors, and impacts on the quality of life.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 29;56:151347. Epub 2020 Aug 29.

YuHang Health Secondary Specialized School, Hangzhou 311102, China.

Objective: Few studies have reported the status of stigma and the impact of stigma on the quality of life of HBV-infected pregnant women in disclosed situations. This study aims (a) to investigate the current status of the stigma of HBV-infected pregnant women in the situation of disease exposure, (b) to explore the influencing factors of the stigma, and (c) to identify the impacts quality of life.

Method: Using cross-sectional descriptive design and convenience sampling, 270 HBV-infected pregnant women from two infectious hospitals were investigated using the Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infectors' Discrimination Measurement Scale, the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form-36v2, and a demographic questionnaire. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

Role of nurses and midwives in improving patient safety during childbirth: Evidence from obstetric trauma in OECD countries.

Authors:
Arshia Amiri

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 26;56:151343. Epub 2020 Aug 26.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland. Electronic address:

Objectives: To measure the role of nurses and midwives in reducing obstetric trauma as a proxy for safety failures during childbirth in member countries of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Methods: The number of practicing nurses' and midwives' density per 1000 population and the proportion of third- and fourth-degree obstetric trauma during vaginal delivery with instrument (OT) and without instrument (OT) in crude rates per 100 vaginal deliveries for patients aged 15 and over collected from World Development Indicators and OECD Health Statistics in 17 OECD countries during 2010-2017 period. The statistical technique of panel data analysis was applied to estimate the impact of nurses and midwives on improving patient safety during childbirth. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020

Patient reported symptom outcomes during medication titration for adult heart failure management.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 12 25;56:151342. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, United States of America.

Aims And Objectives: This project used the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) tools to evaluate heart failure patient's experiences of dyspnea, fatigue, and physical mobility during initiation and up titration of drugs in an outpatient setting.

Background: Investigating patient reported outcome may improve adherence to GDMT. Theoretical support for this study is found in the University of California, Theory of Symptom Management. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
December 2020