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Palliative care nurses' spiritual caring interventions: a conceptual understanding.

Int J Palliat Nurs 2017 Apr;23(4):194-201

Affiliate, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Aims: To investigate spiritual caring by palliative care nurses and to describe their interventions.

Background: Spirituality and spiritual caring are recognised as integral components of holistic nursing.

Design: Qualitative data captured on a questionnaire were analysed thematically ( Braun and Clarke, 2006 ). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.4.194DOI Listing
April 2017
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Using Gene Expression Analysis to Examine Changes in Loneliness, Depression and Systemic Inflammation in Lonely Chronically Ill Older Adults.

Open J Nurs 2016 Aug 31;6(8):620-631. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of LISTEN (Loneliness Intervention) on loneliness, depression, physical health, systemic inflammation, and genomic expression in a sample of lonely, chronically ill, older adults.

Methods: This was a prospective, longitudinal randomized trial of LISTEN, a novel intervention based on theories of narrative and cognitive restructuring to target specific aspects of loneliness. Twenty-three older, lonely, chronically ill adults were recruited from a family medicine clinic in West Virginia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2016.68066DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5656289PMC
August 2016
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The Feasibility and Acceptability of LISTEN for Loneliness.

Open J Nurs 2015 May;5(5):416-425

Department of Adult Health, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the initial feasibility and acceptability of LISTEN (Loneliness Intervention using Story Theory to Enhance Nursing-sensitive outcomes), a new intervention for loneliness. Loneliness is a significant stressor and known contributor to multiple chronic health conditions in varied populations. In addition, loneliness is reported as predictive of functional decline and mortality in large samples of older adults from multiple cultures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2015.55045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4577056PMC
May 2015
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The Development of LISTEN: A Novel Intervention for Loneliness.

Open J Nurs 2015 Feb;5(2):136-143

Department of Adult Health, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the development of LISTEN (Loneliness Intervention using Story Theory to Enhance Nursing-sensitive outcomes), a new intervention for loneliness.

Methods: LISTEN was developed using the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for intervention development. Extensive literature review revealed that belonging, relating, placing in community, challenges, and meanings of coping were concepts significant to loneliness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2015.52016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4517603PMC
February 2015
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Free Care Is Not Enough: Barriers to Attending Free Clinic Visits in a Sample of Uninsured Individuals with Diabetes.

Open J Nurs 2014 Dec;4(13):912-919

Sovern Run, LLC, Albright, West Virginia, USA.

Free care does not always lead to improved outcomes. Attendance at free clinic appointments is unpredictable. Understanding barriers to care could identify innovative interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2014.413097DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4354849PMC
December 2014
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Feasibility of Bioelectric Impedance as a Measure of Muscle Mass in Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients.

Authors:
Linda L Chlan

Open J Nurs 2014 Jan;4(1):51-56

Dean's Distinguished Professor of Symptom Management, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, 398 Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, U.S.A., , FAX: +1- 614-292-7976,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2014.41008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212217PMC
January 2014
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Diabetes group medical visits and outcomes of care in low-income, rural, uninsured persons.

Open J Nurs 2013 Jul;3(3):314-322

School of Nursing, Morgantown Campus, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of Diabetes Group Medical Visits (DGMVs) verses usual care in a sample of low-income patients with diabetes receiving care at a rural free clinic.

Methods: Data were collected through chart review, using direct data entry into Microsoft Access. Participants were included if they met the inclusion criteria: 1) age ≥ 18 years; 2) diagnosis of diabetes; 3) uninsured and received care between May 2007 and August 2009. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2013.33043DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4332852PMC
July 2013
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Cryotherapy and ankle motion in chronic venous disorders.

Open J Nurs 2012 Dec;2(4):379-387

College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.

This study compared ankle range of motion (AROM) including dorsiflexion, plantar flexion, inversion and eversion, and venous refill time (VRT) in leg skin inflamed by venous disorders, before and after a new cryotherapy ulcer prevention treatment. Fifty-seven-individuals participated in the randomized clinical trial; 28 in the experimental group and 29 received usual care only. Results revealed no statistically significant differences between the experimental and usual care groups although AROM measures in the experimental group showed a consistent, non-clinically relevant decrease compared to the usual care group except for dorsiflexion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2012.24056DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3601035PMC
December 2012
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