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Advance care planning associated with demographics but not necessarily preferences: A cross-sectional analysis of NHATS data.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

College of Nursing, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, United States of America.

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March 2019
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'Nosce te ipsum': An Italian national survey to explore choice's differences in End of Life (EoL) care between healthcare professionals and general public.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 21;46:8-15. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, OPI Rome, Italy.

Background: The current debate regarding decision-making at the End-of-Life (EoL) is increasing remarkably and has spread all over the world. However, literature has paid little attention to describe choice's differences in EoL care between healthcare professionals and general public.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the difference between choices in EoL care made by healthcare professionals and those of the general public within the Italian context. Read More

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April 2019
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Implementing protocol for obstructive sleep apnea screening in the primary care setting.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 22;46:67-71. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

College of Nursing, University of South Alabama, 5721 USA Drive N, Room 3068, Mobile, AL 36688, United States of America.

Aim: 1) To implement obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening of at -risk patients in a primary care setting; 2) to evaluate and refer screened participants to sleep studies since early identification of OSA symptoms is an important initial step in reducing the burden of undiagnosed OSA disease.

Method: Participants completed the STOP-Bang questionnaire and those considered to be at risk were referred for sleep studies for disease identification, categorization, and treatment.

Results: Prevalent OSA screening and referral rates at the clinic prior to project implementation was 3% and 0% respectively, compared to the corresponding rates of 43% and 39% post project implementation. Read More

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April 2019
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Work-related barriers and resources of migrant and autochthonous homecare nurses in Germany: A qualitative comparative study.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 12;46:57-66. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: There is substantial research about the occupational health of nurses worldwide. However, empirical evidence about the psychosocial health of migrant and minority nurses in outpatient settings in Germany in comparison to that of autochthonous nurses is lacking.

Objectives: This study aims to identify work-related stressors, resources and the corresponding coping strategies of migrant and minority nurses in comparison to autochthonous nurses. Read More

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April 2019
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Concurrent validity and acceptability of health literacy measures of adults hospitalized with heart failure.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 13;46:50-56. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Adult Nursing Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, United States of America.

Objectives: To test concurrent validity and acceptability of the Single Item Literacy Screener (SILS), Test of Functional Health Literacy (S-TOFHLA) and the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) in hospitalized adults with heart failure (HF).

Background: Health literacy is not routinely evaluated in adults hospitalized with HF. Low health literacy is linked to poor HF self-care and hospital readmissions. Read More

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April 2019
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Patient-controlled oral analgesia at acute abdominal pain: A before-and-after intervention study of pain management during hospital stay.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 15;46:43-49. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Surgical Department, Odense University Hospital, J.B. Winsløws Vej 4, 5000 Odense C, Denmark; Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, J.B. Winsløws Vej 19, 5000 Odense C, Denmark. Electronic address:

Aim: To investigate the patient experience of pain management, when patient-controlled oral analgesia was compared with standard care for patients admitted to hospital with acute abdominal pain. The primary outcome measures were pain intensity and patient perception of care.

Background: Pain management of patients admitted to hospital with acute abdominal pain can be insufficient. Read More

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Mexican Americans' diabetes symptom prevalence, burden, and clusters.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 13;46:37-42. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, TX, United States of America.

Aims: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), serious and increasingly prevalent among Mexican Americans, produces symptoms related to high and low glucose levels, medication side effects, and long-term complications. This secondary analysis explored symptom prevalence, differences among symptom burden levels, and how symptoms clustered.

Methods: Clinical measurements and survey data (demographic, quality of life, and the symptom subscale of the Diabetes Symptom Self-Management Inventory) collected from Mexican American adults with T2DM (n = 71) were analyzed for symptom prevalence, differences across levels of symptom burden, and symptom clusters. Read More

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April 2019
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A descriptive, cross-sectional study examining treatment burden in people living with HIV.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 13;46:31-36. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

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

Aim: (1) describe the percentage of people living with HIV (PLWH) experiencing high levels of treatment burden who are at risk for self-management non-adherence, and (2) examine the relationship between known antecedent correlates (the number of chronic conditions, social capital, and age) of self-management and treatment burden while controlling for sample socio-demographics.

Background: Chronic condition self-management is key to maintaining optimal health in the aging population of PLWH. Despite the efforts of providers, patients, and caregivers, self-management non-adherence is still a factor contributing to poor chronic condition self-management and subsequent poor health outcomes. Read More

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April 2019
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Prevalence of unintentional infant bedsharing.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 13;46:28-30. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Psychology, College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53211, United States of America. Electronic address:

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Mothers caring for technology-dependent children at home: What is most helpful and least helpful?

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 8;46:24-27. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, United States of America.

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April 2019
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Deriving the Practice-Primed Decision Model from a naturalistic decision-making perspective for acute care nursing research.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 26;46:20-23. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

University of Arizona, College of Nursing, United States of America.

Aim: The purpose of this article is to present the derivation of the Practice Primed Decision Model from a naturalistic decision-making framework for use in guiding future nursing decision-making research.

Background: Acute care nurses make decisions in demanding environments under the influence of many factors. The influence of these factors on nurse decision-making is not well understood leading to gaps in understanding how to best support acute care nurse decision-making. Read More

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April 2019
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Sleep quality and medication management in family caregivers of community-dwelling persons with memory loss.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 21;46:16-19. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States. Electronic address:

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Effects of the bass brushing method on dental plaque and pneumonia in older adults hospitalized with pneumonia after discharge: A randomized controlled trial.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 28;46:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Nursing, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Aim: The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effects of the Bass brushing method on dental plaque and pneumonia in older adults hospitalized with pneumonia after discharge.

Background: Poor oral hygiene may lead to pneumonia. Complications of pneumonia in older adults can be life-threatening during hospitalization and after discharge. Read More

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April 2019
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Recruitment of hard to contact, hard to engage child populations in clinics and schools.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Apr 18;46:72-77. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Belmont University, Nashville, TN, United States of America.

Recruiting children with chronic disease or subgroups of children (low income, obese, specific ages, types of cancer) from clinics and schools for research studies may be particularly difficult. While some have deemed such groups as hard to reach, these groups may be more accurately described as either hard to contact or hard to engage. This is not because children are unknown to the school or clinic but because the researcher's ability to communicate directly with targeted children prior to enrollment is limited. Read More

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Clinician accountability in a primary care clinic time-interval blood pressure measurements study: Practice implications.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 12;45:69-72. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Accurate blood pressure measurements (BPM) are important, as clinicians are tasked daily with using such measurements to make clinical diagnoses and patient care judgments. Research studies and controlled trials hold such measurements to a higher standard than everyday clinical practice.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate difference in BPM outcomes of individuals in a clinic setting when clinicians collect BPM as usual vs BPM after 5- (USPSTF recommendation) and 10- minute (study unique intervention) timed rest interval. Read More

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February 2019
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Anticipated stigma and healthcare utilization in COPD and neurological disorders.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 12;45:63-68. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA.

This descriptive correlational study explored the experience of anticipated stigma and its association with health-seeking behavior in individuals with COPD or a neurological disorder. Participants with COPD (n = 38) or neurological disorders (n = 39) were recruited from specialty practices. The Chronic Illness Anticipated Stigma Scale (CIASS) and Healthcare Access Measure (HAM) were used to measure stigma and healthcare utilization in this population. Read More

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February 2019
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Exploring the experiences of cultural competence among clinical nurses in Taiwan.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 7;45:6-11. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Graduate Institute of Gerontology and Health Care Management, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, and Assistant research fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Aims: To generate a descriptive theory framework regarding the experiences of the cultural competencies among clinical nurses in Taiwan.

Background: With the advances in, and the easy accessibility to health care services, frontline nurses require a higher cultural competence to perceive and satisfy the needs of the culturally diverse patients.

Methods: A qualitative approach using a grounded theory was applied. Read More

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February 2019
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Gender differences in loneliness, anger, depression, self-management ability and biomarkers of chronic illness in chronically ill mid-life adults in Appalachia.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 5;45:55-62. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

West Virginia University, School of Occupational Therapy, Health Sciences South, Morgantown, WV 26506, United States of America. Electronic address:

Aims: This study describes gender differences and relationships among loneliness, anger, depression, self-management ability and biomarkers of chronic illness in chronically ill mid-life adults in Appalachia.

Background: Loneliness predicts poor health, functional decline, and mortality in adults. Though self-management ability is linked to improved health outcomes, a gap existed when examining how loneliness impacts self-management ability (SMA). Read More

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February 2019
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Nurses' practices regarding procedural pain management of preterm infants.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 28;45:52-54. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7, Canada; CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, QC, H3T 1C5, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: It is well known that preterm neonates can feel pain which can be expressed through specific behaviors and signs. Repeated and untreated pain has consequences for the preterm neonates such as hypersensitivity to pain, as well as important repercussions on their motor and intellectual development. The use of non-pharmacological interventions for pain management by nurses is imperative to prevent these consequences in the NICU. Read More

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February 2019

Exploring the experiences of staff working at an opiate assisted treatment clinic: An interpretive descriptive study.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 11;45:45-51. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

There have been many advances in harm reduction over the past three decades. One of the newest approaches is the provision of medical grade heroin to people with opiate addiction, known as opiate assisted treatment (OAT). There is one clinic in North America which provides this service. Read More

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February 2019
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Optimize patient outcomes among females undergoing gynecological surgery: A randomized controlled trial.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 12;45:39-44. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Honor Health Thompson Peak Medical Center, 7400 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Optimizing early education in gynecological procedures utilizing an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) program and a bundle concept may optimize patient outcomes after surgery.

Purpose: Evaluate whether an ERAS bundle compared to standard education can affect length of stay, 30 day readmission, and patient satisfaction among patients undergoing gynecologic surgery.

Design: Prospective, comparative, randomized design SETTING: 28 bed Medical Surgical Unit SAMPLE/INTERVENTION: 50 patients undergoing hysterectomy, 25 who received post-operative evidence based bundle/standard education, and 25 who received standard education packet. Read More

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February 2019
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Self-management in liver transplantation.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 7;45:30-38. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 701 Highland Ave., Room 4187, Madison, WI 53705, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Self-management is crucial for liver transplant (LT) recipients to maintain transplants and optimize health outcomes. However, previous literature has been primarily limited to examining medication adherence; there is a knowledge gap regarding self-management in the LT population.

Aim: The aims of this study were to 1) comprehensively describe self-management behaviors and activities in LT recipients, 2) explore levels of overall self-management, and 3) explore the relationships of self-efficacy, cognition, and health information seeking behavior with self-management. Read More

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February 2019

Symptom clusters in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 7;45:23-29. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

College of Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Aim: To conduct a comprehensive literature review to identify symptom clusters commonly present in Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

Background: COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Substantial research has been studied regarding single symptoms that burden patients with this disease and the profound impacts that these symptoms can have on physical and psychological health. Read More

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February 2019
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The suitability of motivational interviewing versus cognitive behavioural interventions on improving self-care in patients with heart failure: A literature review and discussion paper.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 7;45:17-22. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Background: Chronic heart failure remains a major public health concern due to its high prevalence and disease burden. Although self-care has been advocated as the sustainable solution, it remains inadequate. Recent studies have shown the potential of integrating structured counselling elements into traditional educational programs to enhance self-care but the optimal counselling method remains unclear. Read More

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February 2019
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Effects of auricular acupressure on pain and disability in adults with chronic neck pain.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 7;45:12-16. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03760, South Korea. Electronic address:

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of auricular acupressure (AA) on pain, pain threshold (PT), disability, and cervical range of motion in adults with chronic neck pain.

Background: About 30-50% of the world's population suffers from chronic neck pain, and the cost of treatment is increasing.

Materials And Methods: This single-blind, randomized sham-controlled study was conducted on 48 adults with chronic neck pain in South Korea. Read More

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February 2019

Comparing comorbidity measures and fatigue post myocardial infarction.

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 7;45:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, United States of America. Electronic address:

Purpose/aims: The purpose of this study was to examine comorbidity measures that may relate to the symptom of fatigue post MI: self-reported comorbidities, medication-validated comorbidities, weighted comorbidities for fatigue, and number of comorbidities.

Design: Using a cross sectional design, we interviewed a convenience sample of 98 adults, 65 and older, who were 6 to 8 months post myocardial infarction.

Methods: Participants self-reported their comorbidities using a list of 23 comorbid conditions. Read More

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February 2019

Nursing's disciplinary perspective: What makes the discipline unique?

Appl Nurs Res 2019 Feb 19;45:73-74. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106-4904, OH, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Compassion fatigue among nurses in skilled nursing facilities: Discoveries and challenges of a conceptual model in research.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 10;44:97-99. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Infusion Nurses Society, One Edgewater Drive, Suite 209, Norwood, MA 02062, United States of America. Electronic address:

Compassion fatigue is a concept that has been widely used to represent a phenomenon of concern to nurses and relevant to their well-being; yet, this concept lacks clarity and has been difficult to quantify (Figley, 1995; Sabo, 2006). The purpose of this article is to present the current conceptual model of compassion fatigue as applied in research, focusing on my study of nurses caring for older adults in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). I will describe some of the challenges with the mostly commonly used Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) model, and corresponding ProQOL Version 5 tool used to study compassion fatigue and offer directions for future research. Read More

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December 2018

HF app to support self-care among community dwelling adults with HF: A feasibility study.

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Marva Foster

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 17;44:93-96. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Adult Nursing Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, United States of America.. Electronic address:

Background: The prevalence of Heart Failure (HF) is expected to increase by 46% from 2012 to 2030, which will result in over 8 million adults with HF. The development and testing of interventions that can support HF self-care behaviors is critical.

Aim: Determine the: 1) feasibility of using the HF App in middle to older adult community dwelling patients with HF; and 2) acceptability of using the HF App mobile health application. Read More

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December 2018
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Engaging college students in a substance misuse & sexual health intervention using social marketing principles.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 17;44:88-92. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, United States of America.

Background/purpose: The successful recruitment and retention of participants is integral to the translation of research findings. Recruitment begins once you have defined your focus population and identified where and how to reach them (i.e. Read More

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December 2018

Utilizing Internet-based recruitment and data collection to access different age groups of former family caregivers.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 17;44:82-87. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 418 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States.

As Internet accessibility grows among adults in the United States, researchers' utilization of Internet-based surveys and recruitment strategies has increased, but there is a paucity of knowledge about their use in different age groups of former dementia caregivers. The purpose of this secondary analysis is to describe 1) the use of Internet-based recruitment in obtaining a sample inclusive of young and middle aged (age 18-64), young-old (age 65-74), and older-old (age 75 and older) former dementia caregivers and 2) the feasibility of collecting data using an online survey in young and middle aged, young-old, and older-old former dementia caregivers. Utilizing convenience sampling, a four-step recruitment strategy encompassing a combination of Internet-based and non-Internet-based recruitment strategies was employed. Read More

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December 2018
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Testing the relationship between a self-management intervention for recurrent depression and health outcomes.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 5;44:76-81. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Depression is a leading cause of disability globally. It is a recurrent chronic illness that affects over three million people worldwide. Self-management has been found to positively impact depression outcomes but few techniques or interventions are theory-based and can be used either with or without the support of mental health care providers. Read More

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December 2018

Patient safety culture among nurses at a tertiary government hospital in the Philippines.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 20;44:67-75. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Philippine Orthopedic Center, Ma. Clara corner Banawe St., Quezon City, Philippines / Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.

Aim: To assess the patient safety culture (PSC) among nurses at a government hospital BACKGROUND: Culture of patient safety is acknowledged as a critical component to the quality of health care. Despite the increasing curiosity on PSC, little studies are available in the Philippine context.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional, single-center study using total population sampling technique was conducted. Read More

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December 2018
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Are we "missing the big picture" in transitions of care? Perspectives of healthcare providers managing patients with unplanned hospitalization.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 19;44:60-66. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Healthcare providers play a critical role in the care transitions. Therefore, efforts to improve this process should be informed by their perspectives.

Aim: The study objective was to explore the factors that negatively/positively influence care transitions following an unplanned hospitalization from the perspective of healthcare providers. Read More

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December 2018

Are noise reduction interventions effective in adult ward settings? A systematic review and meta analysis.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 11;44:6-17. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

University of Huddersfield, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Electronic address:

Objective: High levels of environmental noise in hospitals disturbs sleep. We aimed to identify, critically appraise and summarise primary research that reports studies that tested interventions to reduce night-time noise levels in ward-settings.

Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. Read More

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December 2018
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Parental HPV knowledge and perceptions of HPV vaccines among Korean American parents.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 19;44:54-59. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612, United States of America. Electronic address:

Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine Korean-Americans (KA) parents' level of knowledge and perceptions of the HPV vaccination, and to identify the differences in parental knowledge and perceptions of the HPV vaccine between KA parents who have vaccinated their children versus those who have not.

Background: While there are significant concerns about HPV infection, lower immunization rates, and higher cervical cancer risks facing KAs, limited attention has been paid to the specific concerns of KA parents and barriers that underlie parental reluctance to vaccinate their children.

Methods: A descriptive comparative design was used in a convenience sample of 74 KA parents. Read More

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December 2018

Reducing missed oral care opportunities to prevent non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 19;44:48-53. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

California State University, School of Nursing, Sacramento, United States of America.

Consistently delivered, effective oral care targets bacterial multiplication reducing the risk of non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP).

Aim: Determine the effect of a twice daily oral care initiative on the incidence and cost of NV-HAP.

Methods: This single arm intervention study used pre/post population data to determine the effectiveness of a universal, standardized oral care protocol vs. Read More

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December 2018
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What are the patterns of compliance with Early Warning Track and Trigger Tools: A narrative review.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 18;44:39-47. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, Hull York Medical School, Alam Medical Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Background: Early Warning Scores were introduced into acute hospitals in 2000. 99% of acute hospitals employ a EWS to monitor deteriorating patients with 97.9% of these linked to a referral protocol. Read More

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December 2018
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Critical care nurses' use of non-pharmacological pain management methods in Egypt.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 18;44:33-38. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Egypt. Electronic address:

Aim: To examine Critical Care Nurses' Practices of Non-pharmacological Pain Management Interventions in Egypt.

Methods: Descriptive exploratory design was utilized in the current study with a convenience sample of 60 critical care nurses working in three intensive care units at Al Manial university Hospital, Egypt. The questionnaires included; nurses' demographic data, non-pharmacological pain management checklist utilizing likert scale, and perceived barriers to the practice of non-pharmacological pain management interventions. Read More

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December 2018
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How social support affects the ability of clinical nursing personnel to cope with death.

Authors:
Wen P Chang

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 19;44:25-32. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Nursing, Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Aim: The aim of this study was to explore how social support has an impact on nursing personnel's coping ability when they are faced with a death in a clinical situation.

Background: The amount of social support may have an impact on nursing personnel's ability to cope with patient deaths.

Methods: Overall, 323 effective questionnaires were returned. Read More

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December 2018
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HIV and religion in HIV-infected Asians and their families: A qualitative study.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 19;44:18-24. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

University of California Los Angeles, School of Nursing, United States of America. Electronic address:

Aim: This paper examines HIV-infected Asian Americans' experiences with religion throughout the course of their illness and their family relationships.

Background: As the number of Asians in the United States continues to grow, health professionals are beginning notice obvious gaps of knowledge in caring for this population, including HIV-infected individuals. Little is known about the impact of religion and faith on Asian Americans with HIV and their families. Read More

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December 2018
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Physical activity, benefits, and barriers across the aging continuum.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 17;44:107-112. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: A growing body of evidence indicates the importance of physical activity during midlife period linked to the likelihood of healthy aging, while the likelihood of an individual engaging in physical activity depends largely on their perceived benefits and barriers to being physically active.

Aim: This study was to examine physical activity levels of midlife Korean American adults and their perceived benefits and barriers to physical activity compared with young and older adults.

Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of data collected for a larger descriptive, cross-sectional study that was conducted with a sample of 517 Korean American adults in a Midwestern city. Read More

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December 2018

The effects of a multidisciplinary education course on the burden, health literacy and needs of family caregivers.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 18;44:100-106. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Institute of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Chronic diseases are mostly managed by family caregivers that often face the "caregiver burden". This study aimed to understand whether a multidisciplinary theoretical-practical training course could influence the burden, health literacy and needs of caregivers. Seventy-six familial caregivers were asked to complete the Caregiver Burden Inventory-CBI, Caregiver Needs Assessment-CNA, and Health Literacy Questionnaire-HLQ, before and after the course. Read More

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December 2018
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New uses of old technology: Can nurse-pagers improve communication between resident-physicians and nurses.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 1;44:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Alphanumeric paging is underutilized, despite being the standard mode of communication between physicians and nurses at many hospitals across the United States.

Objective: We hypothesized that an educational program designed to teach optimal alphanumeric paging behavior in conjunction with providing nurses with alphanumeric pagers would improve the quality and efficiency of nurse pages.

Methods: We implemented an educational program to teach nurses about optimal alphanumeric paging, defined as including four important components-patient identification, clinical scenario, sender identification, and callback number. Read More

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December 2018
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Research, innovation, and entrepreneurship (a powerful combination of forces).

Authors:
Shanina Knighton

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Dec 19;44:113. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

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

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December 2018
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Development of the Perspectives on Caring for Older Patients scale: Psychometric analyses.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Oct 29;43:98-104. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing, 350 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903, United States of America.

Aim: The purpose of these studies was to determine the reliability and validity of the 24 item Perspectives on Caring for Older Patients (PCOP) scale and further develop the scale as a useful tool for measuring nurses' perspectives toward caring for older patients.

Background: Ageism has long been an issue in the U.S. Read More

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October 2018

An examination of the correlation between nurses' organizational trust and burnout levels.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Oct 29;43:93-97. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

European University of Lefke, Higher School of Health, Nursing Department, Cyprus. Electronic address:

Introduction: Decrease in the organizational trust level of nurses, leads to increase turnover rate of nurses, causes an increase in workload, causes a decrease in motivation and quality of patient care. The results caused by the lack of organizational trust is important for both individuals and organizations.

Aim: To investigate the relationship between nurses' organizational trust and burnout level. Read More

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October 2018
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Association between good work ability and health behaviours among unemployed: A cross-sectional survey.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Oct 26;43:86-92. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, Kuopio, Finland.

Background: There has been relatively little research on the possible factors promoting good work ability among unemployed people. Consequently, the role of health behaviours in good work ability among the unemployed is unknown.

Purpose: To explore the work ability and health behaviours of unemployed people through sociodemographic factors and examine the association between good work ability and health behaviours. Read More

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October 2018

Prevalence of depression and anxiety in end-stage renal disease: A survey of patients undergoing hemodialysis.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Oct 26;43:80-85. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

American University of Beirut, Hariri School of Nursing, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Background: Dialysis is a lifelong treatment required by end stage renal disease patients who are not able to undergo renal transplantation. Dialysis impacts the patients' quality of life drastically, increasing the risk of mortality. Depression and anxiety are commonly reported among dialysis patients, but their prevalence and correlates vary by sociocultural context. Read More

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October 2018
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Adherence to home-based inspiratory muscle training in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Appl Nurs Res 2018 Oct 26;43:75-79. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Department of Research in Rehabilitation and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health Science, VIA University College, Hedeager 2, DK-8200 Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/helle-svenningsen-05021959.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an incurable progressive illness characterized by airflow limitation and respiratory failure. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) combined with pulmonary rehabilitation increases inspiratory muscle strength and endurance, and it decreases dyspnoea. Little is known about IMT adherence, and in the present study, we aimed to evaluate adherence to home-based IMT used with automatic internet-based feedback, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read More

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October 2018