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Caregivers' Perceptions Managing Functional Needs Among Older Adults Receiving Post-Acute Home Health Care.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 22:1-10. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Caregivers play important roles in managing the physical functioning (PF) needs of older adults transitioning home after a hospitalization. Training and support of caregivers in the post-acute home health care (HHC) setting should incorporate caregivers' perspectives. To explore caregivers' experiences managing PF needs in the post-acute HHC setting, semi-structured telephone interviews of 20 caregivers were conducted. Read More

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March 2019
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Creating Shared Meaning: Communication Between Nurses and Physicians in Nursing Homes.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 22:1-12. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

The current study sought to obtain pilot data from a Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) communication intervention focused on the shared meaning construct of the sensemaking model and explore shared meaning in communication between nursing home (NH) nurses and physicians. The study design was an exploratory sequential mixed method with a pre/post quasi-experiment. Grounded theory was used to collect and analyze nurse and physician interviews and medical records. Read More

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March 2019
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Use of a Wearable Technology and Motivational Interviews to Improve Sleep in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis and Sleep Disturbance: A Pilot Study.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 22:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

The feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a mobile health self-management intervention aimed at improving sleep among older adults with osteoarthritis and disturbed sleep were evaluated. This was a one-group pre-/posttest pilot study. Feasibility was measured by the number of participants eligible, enrolled, and retained. Read More

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March 2019
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Correlates of Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults With Physical Functional Limitations: A Cross-Sectional Study in China.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 22:1-14. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

The current study sought to determine the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among older adults with physical functional limitations in China. A total of 2,410 older adults (age ≥60 years) were enrolled. Depressive symptoms and physical function were assessed with the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living, respectively. Read More

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March 2019
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"Being in Between": Nurses' Experiences When Caring for Individuals With Dementia and Encountering Family Caregivers' Existential Life Situations.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;12(2):91-98

The focus of the current study was to explore nursing home staff's understanding and how they approach family caregivers' existential life situations when caring for individuals with dementia. A qualitative interview study was conducted with 20 nursing staff in two nursing homes in northern Sweden. Face-to-face interviews were analyzed using interpretive content analysis. Read More

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Factors Related to Medication Self-Management in African American Older Women.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;12(2):71-79

Individuals with multiple chronic diseases are often prescribed medications for each condition and thus must manage a drug regimen. Medication self-management is challenging for most individuals with chronic diseases, but it can be especially difficult for African American older women. This study investigated how medical mistrust, caregiver role strain, and other relevant variables may be associated with medication self-management behaviors (MSMB) among African American older women, and whether goal congruence and self-efficacy mediated the relationship between the predictor variables and MSMB. Read More

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March 2019
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Should You Register Your Study as a Clinical Trial?

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;12(2):59-60

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Feasibility and Effect of a Multidimensional Support Program to Improve Gerotranscendence Perception and Depression for Older Adults: A Pragmatic Cluster-Randomized Control Study.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb 26:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Improving perception of gerotranscendence can increase life satisfaction in older adults to achieve successful aging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effect of a multidimensional support program (MSP) on gerotranscendence and depression in community-dwelling older adults. Using a cluster-randomized control trial design, four sites (98 participants) were randomly assigned to a MSP or control group. Read More

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February 2019

Ambulation Patterns Post-Discharge in Older Adults Identified as Fall Risk: A Descriptive Pilot Study.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb 26:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Older adults identified as fall risk during a hospital stay may be at high risk for decreased ambulation during hospitalization and after discharge. Little is known about ambulation frequency in older adults identified as fall risk during a hospital stay or their trajectory of ambulation patterns after an acute hospitalization. Individual ambulation frequency, patterns, functional performance, and fear of falls for 14 older adults were studied. Read More

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February 2019
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Analgesic Use Patterns Among Patients With Dementia During Transitions From Hospitals to Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 31;12(2):61-69. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Gaps in pain management, including discontinuity in analgesic medication prescribing, frequently complicate transitions from hospital to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for patients with dementia. The objective of the current study was to examine analgesic medication use and prescribing patterns in the last 48 hours of hospitalization and upon discharge to SNF among stroke and hip fracture patients with dementia. Of 318 patients who received an analgesic medication within the last 48 hours of hospitalization, 23% experienced potentially abrupt discontinuations upon discharge. Read More

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March 2019
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Story-Sharing Intervention to Improve Depression and Well-Being in Older Adults Transitioning to Long-Term Care.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 31;12(2):81-90. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Older adults frequently experience depression and reduced well-being when transitioning to long-term care (LTC) that can lead to increased risk for mortality. In the current randomized controlled trial, older adults (N = 93) who were transitioning to LTC facilities in Southeast Florida were enlisted. It was hypothesized that when transitioning to LTC (a) story sharing (i. Read More

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The Role of Mutuality and Coping in a Nurse-Led Cognitive Behavioral Intervention on Depressive Symptoms Among Dementia Caregivers.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 01;12(1):44-55

The current study explored whether mutuality and coping predicted and/or mediated the effect of a nurse-led cognitive behavioral intervention (NLCBI) on depressive symptoms of caregivers of persons with dementia. The intervention group (n = 56) received five monthly in-home nurse-led cognitive behavioral sessions and consultation calls after each session. The control group (n = 56) received five monthly short general conversations with the nurse interventionist. Read More

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January 2019
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Differences in Advance Care Planning Between American Indian and White Older Adults.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 01;12(1):34-43

Advance care planning (ACP) is understudied among American Indian individuals. A cross-sectional, self-administered survey was conducted with a convenience sample of 200 American Indian and 436 non-Hispanic White older adults from two Midwestern states to identify correlates of ACP. Compared with their White peers, American Indian older adults were significantly less likely to have an end-of-life (EOL) care plan or to have completed a durable power of attorney for health care (DPAHC) or a living will. Read More

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January 2019
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Variation in Licensed Nurse Staffing Characteristics by State Requirements in Residential Care.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 01;12(1):27-33

Research on licensed nurses in assisted living and residential care communities (RCCs) is sparse compared to that on licensed nurses in nursing homes. RCCs are state-regulated; thus, staffing requirements vary considerably. The current study analyzed variation in characteristics of licensed nurses by state-specific requirements for licensed nurses in RCCs. Read More

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January 2019
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Who's Your Family?: African American Caregivers of Older Adults With Dementia.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 01;12(1):20-26

The nature and outcome of family caregiving is different for various racial and ethnic groups. The purpose of the current study was to use qualitative methods to examine and characterize family networks of African American family caregivers (N = 26) who provided care to family members with dementia (N = 18). Researchers used data generated from a parent study that addressed family involvement in health promotion activities for African American older adults with dementia. Read More

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January 2019
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Measurement Challenges in Research With Individuals With Cognitive Impairment.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 01;12(1):7-15

This State of the Science Commentary responds to the preliminary recommendation from the National Research Summit on Dementia Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers to develop and identify a broad array of outcome measures (objective and subjective) that are meaningful to different stakeholders. Five significant measurement challenges that nurse scientists confront when conducting research with individuals with cognitive impairment are presented: (a) assessment of subjective memory complaints; (b) validity of self-report; (c) ecological validity of cognitive performance measures; (d) use of biomarkers (neuroimaging) for describing the biological dynamics of symptoms; and (e) effect of high variability in measurement on statistical significance. Methods for addressing these challenges are offered. Read More

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January 2019
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The Clock Drawing Test: Time to Replace?

Authors:
Ruth M Tappen

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 01;12(1):2-4

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January 2019
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Health Literacy and Mortality in Patients With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar 13;12(2):99-108. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Heart failure (HF) remains the most common diagnosis of hospital admission among U.S. adults. Read More

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March 2019
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Prosociality as a Form of Productive Aging: Predictors and Their Relationship With Subjective Well-Being.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 11;11(6):306-315

The current study emphasizes the importance of active and productive aging to promote health and autonomy among older adults, highlighting effects on social and familial levels. A questionnaire was administered to a sample of 198 individuals older than 65 living in Palafrugell, Spain with the objective of determining which factors influence informal helping behavior among older adults and the relationship between these factors and well-being and variables such as perception of health and economic status. Satisfaction with free time and participation in various activities, as well as education level in individuals younger than 80, were identified as predictors of helping behavior. Read More

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November 2018
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Community Engagement Model to Match Psychosocial Health Needs.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 11;11(6):293-305

The purpose of the current study was to develop a model from community engagement (CE) process data to guide future CE for a focused health problem. Community-based participatory research was used to engage older adults affected by cancer and their family caregivers in eight cancer clusters in one northeastern U.S. Read More

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November 2018
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cerebral Oxygenation During Sleep in Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 11;11(6):283-292

The current study examined relationships between laterality in cerebral oxygenation (L-COX), sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and daytime function in 16 adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). All participants underwent two nights of diagnostic polysomnography. Using dual-cerebral oximetry, L-COX was defined by differences ≥4% in right- versus left-sided percent cerebral oxyhemoglobin saturation. Read More

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November 2018
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Buyer Beware: Avoiding the Minefield of Predatory Conferences.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 11;11(6):279-280

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November 2018
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Effects of Pain and Sleep Quality on Falls Among Nursing Home Residents in Turkey.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 09;11(5):257-264

The current study was conducted to detect the incidence of falls among individuals in nursing homes, as well as the impact of pain and sleep quality on falls. The sample for this cross-sectional study comprised 291 older adults. Pain was assessed using the Geriatric Pain Measure and insomnia was assessed using the Insomnia Severity Index. Read More

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September 2018
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African American Older Adults' Perceived Use of Technology for Hypertension Self-Management.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 09;11(5):249-256

With the unprecedented growth of technology for disease prevention and management, little is known about the experience and adoption of such technology in African American older adults with hypertension. A 90-minute focus group session was used to explore African American older adults' (N = 21) experiences with using technology (mobile devices and applications) for hypertension self-management. Twenty participants reported owning smartphones and used this technology to communicate; seek, acquire, and share information; engage in entertainment; and organize and manage time. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6386647PMC
September 2018
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Psychosocial Factors Associated With Reduced Muscle Mass, Strength, and Function in Residential Care Apartment Complex Residents.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 09;11(5):238-248

Sarcopenia is a major source of disability in older adults. However, limited data are available about sarcopenia components (i.e. Read More

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September 2018
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Progress and Changes in Gerontological Nursing Research in the Midwest: A Review.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 09;11(5):231-237

Gerontological nursing has a rich research history. The current article reports trends in gerontological nursing research found through review of abstracts of presentations at the Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference at 10-year increments over the 40-year existence of the organization. Researchers studied a wide range of topics, from quality of life to use of technology, with a variety of older adult populations represented. Read More

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September 2018
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Research in Gerontological Nursing: How Are We Doing?

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 09;11(5):227-229

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September 2018
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Rural Dementia Caregivers and Technology: What Is the Evidence?

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07;11(4):216-224

Caregivers of adults with dementia often experience burden and depression as a result of their intensive caregiving activities. Dementia caregivers in rural communities experience additional barriers of large distances from health care providers and/or limited numbers of health care providers, which may further exacerbate burden. Technology has been identified as a platform for reducing dementia caregiver burden and stress, although the extent to which technologically based interventions have been tested with rural dementia caregivers is unknown. Read More

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July 2018
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Experiences Surrounding an Early-Stage Cognitive Diagnosis in Rural-Dwelling Older Adults.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07;11(4):181-189

Misdiagnosis, lack of specialists, and patient dismissal of symptoms can contribute to delayed detection of early cognitive impairment. Understanding patient perspectives during and around time of cognitive diagnosis is crucial, as reactions to diagnosis can impact disease management and overall health. The current study conducted semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences of rural-dwelling older adults (n = 9) and their caregivers (n = 10) surrounding diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or early-stage Alzheimer's disease at a specialty research center (SRC). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6317991PMC
July 2018
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Maintaining Trust in Science.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07;11(4):171-173

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July 2018
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Service Use, Participation, Experiences, and Outcomes Among Older Adult Immigrants in American Adult Day Service Centers: An Integrative Review of the Literature.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 11 11;11(6):317-328. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Older adult immigrants are often socially isolated and vulnerable to poor health. Adult day service (ADS) centers could potentially facilitate social integration and address their long-term health care needs. The current review (a) identifies barriers to and facilitators of ADS use among immigrants, (b) explores how ADS programs impact older adult immigrants' health and well-being, and (c) isolates the most effective culturally based components of ADS programs. Read More

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November 2018
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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Older Adults and Mainstream Long-Term Care Facilities: Integrative Review of Views and Experiences.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 09 11;11(5):265-276. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Older adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are increasingly identified within mainstream aging populations. However, few studies have focused on CALD older adults' views and experiences in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The current integrative review aimed to achieve a contemporary understanding through synthesized evidence from studies focusing on CALD older adults in mainstream LTCFs. Read More

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September 2018
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Impact of Sociodemographic and Clinical Factors on Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07 16;11(4):207-215. Epub 2018 May 16.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is more prevalent in older adults than other populations and affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, few studies have investigated HRQoL and clinical factors in older adults with AF. The aim of the current cross-sectional study was to describe HRQoL using an AF-specific QoL instrument and identify factors influencing HRQoL in Korean older adults with AF. Read More

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July 2018
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Telephone Support and Telemonitoring for Low-Income Older Adults.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07 16;11(4):198-206. Epub 2018 May 16.

The objective of the current pilot study was to determine whether nurse-led telephone counseling improves health behavior, self-care, and physiological indices for low-income older adults using a telemonitoring system. The control group (n = 15) was provided with weekly health education only, and the intervention group (n = 20) was given additional telephone support by nurses. At baseline and 8 weeks, data on health and self-care behaviors were collected using a self-reported questionnaire, and blood pressure and fasting blood glucose levels were assessed. Read More

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July 2018
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Is Social Support Always Related to Stress Reduction in Nursing Home Residents? A Study in Leisure Contexts.

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Liang-Chih Chang

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07 16;11(4):174-180. Epub 2018 May 16.

The current study examined the main and interaction effects of leisure self-determination and two leisure social support types (emotional and instrumental) on stress in nursing home residents. A total of 139 nursing home residents (mean age = 79.4 years) in Taichung City, Taiwan, were recruited. Read More

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July 2018
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Recruitment of Individuals With Dementia and Their Carers for Social Research: Lessons Learned From Nine Studies.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 05 11;11(3):119-128. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Many health and social care research studies report difficulties recruiting sufficient numbers of participants, adding to time and money expenditures and potentially jeopardizing the generalizability of findings. The current article reports the effectiveness and resource requirements of recruitment strategies used in nine dementia-related studies conducted in Australia. Articles, notices, or advertisements in targeted specialist newsletters were the most cost-effective method of recruitment. Read More

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May 2018
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Early Readmission Risk Identification for Hospitalized Older Adults With Decompensated Heart Failure.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 07 11;11(4):190-197. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

The current study evaluated risk factors of early hospital readmission in geriatric patients with acute heart failure (HF) and analyzed 2,279 consecutively hospitalized older adults with decompensated HF from November 2013 to October 2014 across 15 U.S. hospitals. Read More

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July 2018
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Feasibility of Using PROMIS in Individuals With Advanced Parkinson's Disease and Their Caregivers.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 05 11;11(3):129-136. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

The purpose of the current study was to test the feasibility of using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) measures to assess change in self-reported health status for dyads of individuals with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) and their caregivers. Fifteen dyads (N = 30) participated and took 11 PROMIS measures. The measures showed good reliability (all Cronbach's alphas > 0. Read More

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May 2018
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Falls and Social Isolation of Older Adults in the National Health and Aging Trends Study.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 03 2;11(2):61-70. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

A longitudinal secondary analysis of 2 years of data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study was undertaken to determine the extent to which social isolation predicts falls in older adults. Social isolation during Year 1 (baseline) was operationalized as a multiple-indicator measure based on Social Network Index participation domains. Falling during the previous year was self-reported using Year 2 data. Read More

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March 2018
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Feasibility and Pilot Testing of a Mindfulness Intervention for Frail Older Adults and Individuals With Dementia.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 05 2;11(3):137-150. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Mindfulness interventions have been beneficial for healthy adults and individuals experiencing a stressful medical or mental health diagnosis. The purposes of the current study were to: (a) determine feasibility of mindfulness for older adults in long-term residential settings, and (b) examine differences in outcomes between a mindfulness and cognitive activity. The current study is the first mindfulness study to include individuals in moderate and severe stages of dementia, and included 36 individuals with a range of cognitive abilities. Read More

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May 2018
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Supporting Transitions in Care for Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 03 2;11(2):71-81. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

The aim of the current study was to compare outcomes for older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity following participation in a transitional care intervention that included diabetes self-management education (DSME) and homecare. The three groups analyzed comprised an inpatient DSME plus homecare group (n = 35); an inpatient DSME only group (n = 100); and a group who received usual care (n = 45). Outcomes of interest included rehospitalization rates and hemoglobin A1C (A1C) for up to 1-year post hospital discharge. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6026545PMC
March 2018
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Self-Management Support and eHealth When Managing Changes in Behavior and Mood of a Relative With Dementia: An Asynchronous Online Focus Group Study of Family Caregivers' Needs.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 05 2;11(3):151-159. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

The current article discusses how and by whom family caregivers want to be supported in self-management when managing changes in behavior and mood of relatives with dementia and whether family caregivers consider eHealth a useful tool for self-management support. Four asynchronous online focus groups were held with 32 family caregivers of individuals with dementia. Transcripts of the online focus groups were analyzed using qualitative thematic analysis. Read More

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May 2018
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Development of a Self-Report Checklist to Assess Dementia Care by Nurses in Hospital Settings.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 03 19;11(2):91-102. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Nurses working at general hospitals face difficulties in providing dementia care. The current study examined aged care nurses' dementia care practices in the hospital setting and developed a dementia care checklist that nurses can use to review their own care practice. A self-administered questionnaire was given to 676 participants; responses were collected from 595 participants. Read More

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March 2018
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Depressive Symptoms and Physical Frailty in Older Adults With Chronic Heart Failure: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 05 19;11(3):160-168. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Depressive symptoms and physical frailty have been reported to be predictive of adverse outcomes in individuals with heart failure (HF). Depressive symptoms could be a predisposing factor of physical frailty in older adults. Despite the high prevalence of HF, few studies on the relationship between these two factors have been performed in older adults with HF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20180207-01DOI Listing
May 2018
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In Vitro Screening of the Antibacterial and Anti-Candida Properties of Crushed Nonantimicrobial Drugs Frequently Prescribed in Nursing Homes.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 03 19;11(2):82-90. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Frail older adults often experience swallowing disorders, prompting nursing staff to crush tablets, open capsules, and mix drugs into their meals or gelled water. However, crushing drugs can lead to pharmacological and gustatory problems. As crushed drugs can stay in prolonged contact with oral microbial biofilm, the current study aimed to investigate their antimicrobial properties. Read More

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March 2018
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Influence of Nurse Staffing Levels on Resident Weight Loss Within German Nursing Homes.

Res Gerontol Nurs 2018 01;11(1):48-56

In Germany, there is no empirical evidence regarding the relationship between nurse staffing levels and care outcomes in nursing homes. The current study explored differences in nurse staffing levels between facilities with and without resident weight loss. The analyses were conducted at the facility level (N = 166) and involved weight loss assessment of 8,665 residents. Read More

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January 2018
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