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A pre-experimental pilot study exploring EBP Beliefs and EBP Implementation among post-graduate student nurses in Saudi Arabia.

Nurse Educ Pract 2021 Sep 30;57:103215. Epub 2021 Sep 30.

Dublin City University, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, Dublin D09Y5NO, Ireland. Electronic address:

Aim: This study aimed to measure the impact of a dedicated EBP module on the knowledge, skills and capability for EBP of students undertaking the inaugural MSc in Nursing: Advanced Practice programme in the KSA.

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) yields multiple benefits for all key stakeholders of healthcare. Key to this are healthcare professionals armed with necessary EBP knowledge and skills. Read More

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September 2021

Complicating College-Transition Stories: Strengths and Challenges of Approaches to Diversity in Wise-Story Interventions.

Perspect Psychol Sci 2021 Oct 26:17456916211006068. Epub 2021 Oct 26.

Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.

In response to the growing numbers of minoritized students (e.g., low-income, first-generation, students of color) transitioning into U. Read More

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October 2021

Examining the relationship between poor sleep health and risky driving behaviors among college students.

Traffic Inj Prev 2021 Oct 26:1-6. Epub 2021 Oct 26.

Sleep and Health Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.

Risky driving behaviors, such as texting while driving, are common among young adults and increase risk of traffic accidents and injuries. We examine the relationship between poor sleep and risky driving behaviors among college students as potential targets for traffic injury prevention. Data for this study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey administered to a college student sample in the United States Midwest (n = 1,305). Read More

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October 2021

Demonstrating core molecular biology principles using GST-GFP in a semester-long laboratory course.

Biochem Mol Biol Educ 2021 Oct 26. Epub 2021 Oct 26.

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Undergraduate laboratory courses are essential to teaching core principles in STEM. This course, Quantitative Biological Methods, provides a unique approach to teaching molecular biology research techniques to students, in a laboratory that is delivered in a sequence that parallels standard biomedical research laboratory protocols. Students attend a lecture where they are taught the essential principles of biomedical research, and a lab where they learn to use laboratory equipment, perform experiments, and purify and quantify DNA and proteins. Read More

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October 2021

Extending "Helping Babies Breathe" to an Academic Setting in Fiji: A Project Involving American Nursing Faculty and Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Students.

Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Nov-Dec 01;42(6):E189-E190

About the Authors The authors are affiliated with Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, Utah. Janelle L. B. Macintosh, PhD, RN, is an associate professor. Ashley L. Ferrara, RN, is a family nurse practitional; she was a graduate student at the time of this project. Gaye Ray, MS, RN, FNP-C, is an associate teaching professor. Karlen E. (Beth) Luthy, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP, is a professor. Renea L. Beckstrand, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, is a professor. For more information, contact Dr. Macintosh at

Abstract: Approximately 2.5 million neonates died worldwide in 2018. Over one quarter of neonatal deaths are caused by birth asphyxia. Read More

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October 2021

Addressing Nursing Student Understanding of Health Care Transitions Through a Cross-Course Writing Assignment.

Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Nov-Dec 01;42(6):E129-E130

About the Authors Donna Turissini Keeler, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor, Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Beth Gotwals, PhD, RN, is an associate professor, Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing, Moravian College. For more information, contact Dr. Keeler at

Abstract: Caring for patients with chronic health conditions and providing them appropriate transitional care that provides positive outcomes and decreased rehospitalizations is essential in today's heath care environment. Nursing students must learn to think critically and communicate effectively in order to provide appropriate transitional care. This pedagogical challenge may be met in part by implementing a cross-course writing assignment that combines the concepts of chronic illness and community health as an effective tool to teach students about transitional care, stimulate critical thinking, and improve writing competencies. Read More

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October 2021

Reconstructing a Nursing Skills Lab: A Quality Improvement Project.

Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Nov-Dec 01;42(6):E120-E122

About the Authors Heidi Brendel, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, is an assistant professor of nursing, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan. John P. Walker, MA, is an assessment coordinator, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. The authors thank Madeline Mott, DNP, RN, CNE, for her assistance with the creation of the skills lab modules and competency assessments. For more information, contact Dr. Brendel at

Abstract: Safety is a paramount consideration when preparing nursing students for clinical practice. Skills lab traditions steeped in the rote memorization of procedures fail to bridge the gap between theory and practice, leaving patients at risk. The foundations of nursing skills lab curriculum in an associate degree nursing program was revised utilizing the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses and evidence-based teaching pedagogy to better prepare students for their first clinical experience. Read More

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October 2021

Evaluating Leadership Behaviors and Patient Safety Competencies During a Timed Multiple-Patient Simulation.

Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Nov-Dec 01;42(6):E46-E48

About the Authors The authors are faculty at the University of North Alabama Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions, Florence, Alabama. Wendy Darby, PhD, NP-BC, CNE, is a professor. Melissa DeFoor, MSN, RN, CLD, LCCE, is a lecturer. Neysa Brown, MSN, RN, is a lecturer. Tera Kirkman, EdD, is an associate dean and professor. The authors are grateful to Dr. Vicki Pierce, dean of the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions, for her support of this research project. For more information, contact Dr. Darby at

Abstract: A digital count-up clock was incorporated into a multiple-patient simulation that required nursing students to respond to laboratory values and administer medications in a timely fashion. This study utilized observational methodology to analyze student response times and leadership behaviors. Results indicated a count-up clock can be utilized to assess attainment of patient safety competencies. Read More

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October 2021

Lessons Learned: Utilizing the NEWS Tool in High-Fidelity Simulation.

Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Nov-Dec 01;42(6):E34-E36

About the Authors Brenda Wiles, DNP, RN, is an assistant professor, Xavier University College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio. Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN, is an associate professor and director, Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, & Innovation, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, is an associate professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. For more information, contact Dr. Wiles at or

Abstract: Nurse educators can enhance students' clinical judgment by providing cues to guide decision-making during simulation. The purpose of this experimental feasibility study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using the National Early Warning Score as a set of cues during high-fidelity simulation to guide students in the development of clinical judgment, resulting in early detection of patient deterioration. Differences in clinical judgment scores and speed of detection of patient deterioration between groups of junior-level nursing students trained in the use of National Early Warning Score versus those who were not were evaluated. Read More

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October 2021

Student Pharmacists' Perceptions of Amazon Pharmacy.

Pharmacy (Basel) 2021 Oct 11;9(4). Epub 2021 Oct 11.

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.

Amazon recently launched their online pharmacy in the United States (US). However, no studies have explored student pharmacists' perceptions of the potential impact of Amazon Pharmacy. This qualitative study used individual semi-structured interviews to examine third- and fourth-year student pharmacists' perceptions of how Amazon Pharmacy will affect economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes; the pharmacy experience; and the job market. Read More

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October 2021

Student Pharmacists during the Pandemic: Development of a COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (COVKAP) Survey.

Pharmacy (Basel) 2021 Sep 30;9(4). Epub 2021 Sep 30.

Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused innumerable changes to all aspects of human life and behavior, including academic life. This study describes the development of a COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (COVKAP) Survey among U.S. Read More

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September 2021

Pharmacy Students' Perceptions and Attitudes towards Online Education during COVID-19 Lockdown in Saudi Arabia.

Pharmacy (Basel) 2021 Oct 14;9(4). Epub 2021 Oct 14.

School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire (Hosted by Global Academic Foundation), 6 (R5), Cairo 11835, Egypt.

In March 2020, a national lockdown in Saudi Arabia due to the pandemic forced all educational institutions to complete their academic year via online education. This study aims to explore pharmacy students' perceptions and assess their attitude towards online education during the lockdown. A cross-sectional self-administered survey was designed to collect responses of pharmacy students (from one college of pharmacy in Saudi Arabia) from December 2020 through January 2021. Read More

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October 2021

Perceived self-efficacy of students and its influence on attitudes and knowledge about HIV/AIDS in Ghana.

Int J Health Plann Manage 2021 Oct 25. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Special Education Department, College of Education, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Globally, human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) and its accompanying acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have long been a public health threat due to the high death toll and the various effects on individuals and societies. Unfortunately, in developing countries such as Ghana, persons living with HIV/AIDS are victims of discrimination and rejection and are often excluded from social activities. Consequently, there is a need for mitigation strategies aimed at reducing the spread of the disease. Read More

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October 2021

Evaluating A Skills Lab Curriculum: Determining Essential Skills for Pharmacists.

Am J Pharm Educ 2021 Oct 25:8880. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Drake University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa.

The profession of pharmacy is complex and diverse, encompassing a wide range of skills necessary in practice. Skills laboratory course faculty must determine which skills are essential for students and how these skills should be taught and assessed. This commentary aims to further the discussion on how the essential skills taught and assessed in skills laboratory curricula are identified, with the intention of preparing student pharmacists for both current and future pharmacy practice. Read More

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October 2021

Rethinking the Pharmacy Workforce Crisis by Exploring Unconventional and Emerging Career Pathways and Training.

Am J Pharm Educ 2021 Oct 25:8773. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Michigan.

Pharmacy programs face a challenge in ensuring that all graduates obtain jobs that fulfill their goals and ambitions as pharmacists, given the limited availability of conventional positions in the workforce. Thus, it is imperative to explore and discuss the availability and needs of the positions that are unconventional but promising. To achieve this exploration, it is important to (1) recognize technical and nontechnical skill sets that pharmacy graduates possess at graduation, (2) identify unique pathways to help students explore job alternatives, and (3) educate faculty and students of employment opportunities beyond the traditional setting if desired or necessary. Read More

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October 2021

Academic Early Warning and Intervention Takes a Village.

Am J Pharm Educ 2021 Oct 25:8743. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Big 10 Academic Alliance Pharmacy Assessment Collaborative.

Early intervention for students at risk of academic difficulty can be more effectively accomplished using a team-based approach that capitalizes on the expertise of many in a pharmacy education community. This commentary advocates for better integration of assessment professionals, pharmacy faculty, and student support services to capture academic, accountability, and behavior-related data that might signal student intellectual and/or behavioral challenges and manifest as marginal academic performance. Assessment professionals can assist with creating data dashboards/monitoring systems, recognizing trends within the data, refining formulas to identify at-risk students, and measuring the impact of interventions to determine which approaches positively and significantly influence outcomes. Read More

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October 2021

Evidence and Strategies for Inclusion of Emotional Intelligence in Pharmacy Education.

Am J Pharm Educ 2021 Oct 25:8674. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Henderson, Nevada.

This integrative review summarizes the literature addressing emotional intelligence among healthcare professionals and students in order to better define and incorporate it into the pharmacy curricula. Emotional intelligence is an essential attribute for relationship building, stress management, and self-regulation. It is imperative for pharmacy students to develop and improve their emotional intelligence in order to support the development of successful relationships with patients, pharmacy colleagues, and other healthcare providers. Read More

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October 2021

The Integration, Perceptions, and Implementation of Legislative Advocacy Within U.S Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy.

Am J Pharm Educ 2021 Oct 25:8668. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio

To assess: 1) current practices of colleges and schools of pharmacy pertaining to teaching legislative advocacy, 2) engagement of staff, faculty, postgraduates, students, and administrators at colleges and schools of pharmacy in legislative advocacy partnerships and activities, and 3) future goals for legislative advocacy involvement by academic pharmacy institutions. An electronic survey was distributed to Deans of colleges and schools of pharmacy across the U.S. Read More

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October 2021

COVID-19 Resulted in Lower Grades for Male High School Students and Students With ADHD.

J Atten Disord 2021 Oct 26:10870547211044211. Epub 2021 Oct 26.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, USA.

Objective: Researchers have speculated that the COVID-19 pandemic may expand the academic performance gap experienced by at-risk students. We examined learning experiences during the 2020 to 2021 school year and the impact the pandemic has had on high school student grade point average (GPA), including predictors of change in GPA from 2019-2020 to 2020-2021.

Method: Participants were 238 adolescents (55. Read More

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October 2021

Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage Rates and Associated Factors: A Community-Based, Cross-Sectional Study Conducted in Beijing, 2019-2020.

Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Sep 24;9(10). Epub 2021 Sep 24.

Center for Health Policy and Management, Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100020, China.

Hepatitis B vaccination coverage rates are low throughout most populations in China. Factors influencing low coverage rates, including population-specific hepatitis B vaccination barriers, may inform policies that promote vaccination. A cross-sectional survey of residents from 43 communities assessed their vaccination status and identified associated factors via uni- and multivariable logistic regression and subgroup analyses. Read More

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September 2021

Untangling the associations between generalized anxiety and body dissatisfaction: The mediating effects of social physique anxiety among collegiate men and women.

Body Image 2021 Oct 22;39:266-275. Epub 2021 Oct 22.

Boise State University, Department of Psychological Science, 1910 University Dr. Boise, ID83725-1715, USA.

Researchers disagree on which types of anxiety influence body dissatisfaction and how gender (cisgender men vs. cisgender women) may impact these associations. Specifically, little is known about how generalized anxiety and social physique anxiety combine to predict body dissatisfaction in men and women. Read More

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October 2021

Psychological impact of COVID-19 and contributing factors of students' preventive behavior based on HBM in Gondar, Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2021 25;16(10):e0258642. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Department of Health Education and Behavioural Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: The Ethiopian Federal government has locked down schools as one measure to contain Covid-19 pandemic. Psychological effect of COVID-19 on students is increased due to the reopening of schools. The psychological effect of the pandemic is increasing along with physical aspect of health. Read More

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October 2021

Cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use among university students in New Zealand before and after nicotine-containing e-cigarettes became widely available: results from repeat cross-sectional surveys.

N Z Med J 2021 Oct 8;134(1543):90-102. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Aim: To estimate prevalence and patterns of smoking and vaping, and associations between smoking and vaping, among university students in New Zealand when access to nicotine-containing e-cigarettes was restricted (ie, time point 1 or T1) and 12-months after restrictions were relaxed (ie, time point 2 or T2).

Method: Cross-sectional surveys of university students across all eight universities: T1, March 2018 (n=1,932), and T2, March 2019 (n=2,004). Chi-squared tests compared responses between T1 and T2 and logistic regression examined associations between smoking and vaping with student characteristics. Read More

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October 2021

Development and questionnaire-based evaluation of virtual dental clinic: a serious game for training dental students.

Med Educ Online 2021 Dec;26(1):1983927

Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Background: The volume of literature about serious gaming in dental education has increased, however, none of the previous studies have developed a serious game for closing the gap between preclinical and clinical training.

Objective: Virtual Dental Clinic (VDC) is a serious game that was created to help develop clinical reasoning skills in dental students. This study aimed to evaluate VDC as an educational tool and its effectiveness on clinical skill and knowledge gain among clerkship dental students. Read More

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December 2021

Electronic cigarette use among adolescents in 17 European study sites: findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey.

Eur J Public Health 2021 Oct 25. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Division of Country Support and Emergencies, Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: As new findings on public health implications of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use emerge, its surveillance remains of utmost importance. This study examined the latest state of e-cigarette use in youth in 17 European study sites (i.e. Read More

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October 2021

Pain-related disability and opioid use in a sample of young adults with current pain: The explanatory role of distress tolerance.

J Am Coll Health 2021 Oct 25:1-7. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.

: The current study examined the mediating role of distress tolerance on the association between pain-related disability and addiction to opioids, past-month opioid use, and risky opioid use among an ethno-racially diverse sample of young adults with current pain.: Participants were 141 undergraduate college students (78.7% female, M age = 22. Read More

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October 2021

The Influence of Distressed Coping on the Relationship between Perceived Racial Discrimination and Cannabis Use among Black College Students.

J Psychoactive Drugs 2021 Oct 25:1-9. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Approximately one in five Black students report cannabis use, which is associated with academic challenges, mental health, and interpersonal problems. Understanding motivators to use cannabis among Black students at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) warrants more research. Perceived racial discrimination (PRD), believing one is treated unjustly due to race, is related to substance use and variables associated with poor coping, such as depression and anxiety. Read More

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October 2021

COVID-19 Behaviors and Beliefs Toward Immunizations among College Students in Lima, Peru.

Hisp Health Care Int 2021 Oct 23:15404153211051091. Epub 2021 Oct 23.

473000Universidad Maria Auxiliadora, Lima, Peru.

Peru has experienced one of the highest rates of COVID-19 with only 27% of the population vaccinated. College students must make decisions on vaccination based on their belief and knowledge about immunizations. The purpose of this study was to describe COVID-19 behaviors and beliefs toward immunization among college students in Lima, Peru. Read More

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October 2021

Social media use is linked to poor sleep quality: The opportunities and challenges to support evidence-informed policymaking in the UAE.

J Public Health (Oxf) 2021 Oct 23. Epub 2021 Oct 23.

Health and Safety Department, Dubai Municipality, Dubai 1853, UAE.

Background: This study was conducted among a convenience sample of Ajman University students in UAE between February 2018 and May 2019.

Methods: All undergraduate and master's degree students from the 1st to 5th year of medical and non-medical colleges. The survey was carried out by distributing a pre-designed, pre-structured questionnaire to the students during lectures. Read More

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October 2021

[Effect of children's oral health cognition and behavior on oral health status].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2021 Aug;30(4):406-409

Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Shanghai 200011, China. E-mail:

Purpose: To investigate the current status of oral health cognition behavior and oral health status of children, and to provide countermeasures for the prevention and treatment of oral diseases in children.

Methods: A total of 387 primary school students in the urban area of Shanghai from December 2018 to February 2019 were surveyed using Children's Oral Health Questionnaire and child oral health impact profile(COHIP). SPSS 24. Read More

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