Making Do During a Pandemic: Morally Distressing and Injurious Events
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

THE COVID-19 Pandemic: Overview and Integrative Health Approaches
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: HERBALS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Source Type: research

The Effect of Healing Touch on Critical Care Patients' Vital Signs: A Pilot Study
To determine the impact of Healing Touch on vital signs, adult intensive care unit patients were recruited from multiple hospital sites. Both pain and agitation improved and there was a significant change in hemodynamics that reflected a calming effect. Healing Touch may be considered a respected addition to symptom management. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nightingale's Legacy: Old Holistic Insight Supported by New Science
Nursing today could benefit from building on Florence Nightingale's legacy. The aim of this article is to describe and discuss how her holistic approach to nursing is supported by scientific discoveries within human ecology, psychoneuroimmunology, and communicology. This combination may bridge the gap between current nursing practices and Nightingale's ethos. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effects of the Continuous Care Model on the Health-Promoting Lifestyle in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This study was conducted with the purpose of determining the influence of the CCM on the health-promoting lifestyle of patients with breast cancer during 2017-2018. In this randomized clinical trial, 60 patients with breast cancer were chosen by convenience sampling followed by random allocation into treatment and control groups. Six sessions of group discussion were held for the treatment group according to the CCM and items in the health-promoting lifestyle questionnaire. Data collection tools included a general health questionnaire, a demographic questionnaire, a family support questionnaire, and the Health Promoting Li...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of an Empowerment Program on the Perceived Risk and Physical Health of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Erratum
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

End-of-Life Care Provided for Cancer Patients: A Metasynthesis Study
In the health care setting, and especially in cancer patients nearing the end of life, administrators, medical staff, patients, and families face challenges of a social, legal, religious, and cultural nature in the process of care. The present study aimed to perform a metasynthesis of qualitative studies conducted on providing end-of-life care for cancer patients. The present metasynthesis was conducted using Sandelowski and Barroso's method. A literature search was performed in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Embase databases, from the inception to date, and a total of 21 articles were identified as eligible for inclu...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Self-Care Program Based on Modeling and Role Modeling Theory on Body Image Nurturance in Patients With Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This study aimed to examine the effect of a self-care program based on the modeling and role-modeling theory on nurturing body image of patients with colorectal cancer. In 2018, a 2-group randomized clinical trial was conducted in Mashhad, Iran. According to the modeling and role-modeling theory, 27 patients allocated in the experimental group received five 30- to 45-minute sessions at the hospital and 4 sessions of phone counseling within 2 weeks. Twenty-seven patients randomly allocated in the control group received the routine care. Data were collected by demographic and body image scales 3 times with the patients. The ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Culture and COVID-19: Observations From an Italian American Nurse
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Pandemic: Looking Back and Thinking Ahead
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Ally, Advocate, Activist, and Adversary: Rocking the Status Quo
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Clinical Case in Integrative Health—How Many Visits Does It Take? A Conversation With Albert Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Clinical Professor and Nurse Practitioner
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: SPECIAL FEATURE Source Type: research

Correlations Between Auricular Tenderness and Symptoms in Korean Adults
This study was performed in the Republic of Korea from September 2013 to February 2017. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9, the Constipation Assessment Scale, and the Nicotine Dependence Syndrome Scale were used. One hundred thirty-three participants displayed ear tenderness, whereas 84 participants did not. Adults with auricular tenderness reported more symptoms, such as sputum, rhinitis, constipation, stress, mood swings, and depressive symptoms compared with adults without (with tenderness: 4.14 ± 2.94, without tenderness: 2.92 ± 2.45; t = 3.32, P = .001). Finally, auricular acupressure points were positiv...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Patients With IBS-C
In conclusion, it was determined that all the patients with IBS-C used various CAM methods. It may be recommended that health care professionals should raise awareness among patients about CAM methods that may be useful. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of an Empowerment Program on the Perceived Risk and Physical Health of Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
This study was conducted to assess the effect of an empowerment program on the perceived risk and physical health of patients with coronary artery disease. This randomized clinical trial recruited 84 patients with coronary artery disease admitted to post-cardiac care unit (CCU) wards in Tehran Heart Center in 2017. The study subjects were selected and assessed according to inclusion criteria and assigned to intervention and control groups by block randomization. Both groups completed questionnaires for demographic details and disease history, perceived risk in cardiac patients, and physical health. The Magic Empowerment Pr...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Sleep Quality and Fatigue Level of the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Study
This randomized controlled experimental study was conducted to determine the effect of inhaled aromatherapy on the sleep quality and fatigue level of the institutionalized elderly. The sample of the study consisted of a total of 59 elderly individuals (30 in the intervention group and 29 in the control group) who met the inclusion criteria and agreed to participate in the study. Aromatherapy (lavender oil) inhalation was administered to individuals in the intervention group half hour before their sleep every day for a month in accordance with aromatherapy protocol. No administration was applied to the control group. The da...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Do Self-healing and Self-care Mean the Same Thing?
This brief essay begins the conversation of whether self-healing and self-care, terms that have been used independently and together, do indeed mean the same thing. To support a holistic approach to nursing and patient-centered care, nursing professionals and educators should be familiar with self-healing processes and self-care acts. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nontraditional and Home-Based Self-management Interventions in Cancer Patients With Pain: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review
One or 2 decades ago, oncologists focused on only cancer treatments or acute care related to cancer. Since cancer care is considered as long-term cares, cancer patients require self-management (SM) ability or skill to manage their symptoms and daily cares. This mixed-method review is to evaluate quantitative and qualitative studies, which were conducted using non-traditional SM interventions for cancer pain based. This review also explores the process of SM in the chronic care model (CCM). PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and Wiley were used from 2011 to 2018. A total of 16 quantitative and 2 qualitative studies were included for t...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Trends in Complementary Alternative Therapies' Use
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Water Worries: Quick Review of PFAS Contamination as a Health Threat
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Aloe vera-Peppermint Gel (Veramin): An Effective Treatment for Mouth Dryness Among ICU Patients
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES Source Type: research

Note to Readers
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: NOTE TO READERS Source Type: research

The Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercises on Pain, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Dialysis Patients
In this study, a randomized, controlled, and experimental study was conducted to examine the effect of PRE on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in hemodialysis patients; the study was carried out with 48 intervention and 48 control patients receiving treatment in the hemodialysis units of 2 hospitals. Data were collected by a questionnaire prepared by the researcher, which included questions about sociodemographic variables and the disease; Piper Fatigue Scale; Visual Analog Scale that measures pain severity; and SF-36 Quality of Life Scale. The results of study revealed that mean total fatigue score and mean pain score d...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Auricular Acupressure and Positive Group Psychotherapy With Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation in Korean Adults
This study used a randomized controlled trial design. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: group 1 (counseling and auricular acupressure), group 2 (counseling and placebo acupressure), and the control group (self-help for smoking cessation). Positive group psychotherapy and auricular acupressure were performed once a week for 6 weeks. The smoking cessation rates for 1 year in groups 1 and 2 were higher than that in the control group (9.5%, 15.6%, and 0%, respectively; odd ratio: 7.98, P = .019, n = 109). There was a significant difference of tobacco withdrawal symptoms among the 3 groups over 4 weeks (F = ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Auricular Acupressure on Sleep Disturbance Among Patients With Leukemia: A Feasibility Study
Auricular acupressure (AA) is widely used in East Asia and Europe to manage patients with sleep disturbance. This feasibility study was performed to demonstrate the potential of AA for sleep disturbance in patients with leukemia. Thirty-two patients with leukemia with poor sleep quality received AA 3 times a day for a total of 4 weeks. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to assess sleep quality at baseline, at a 2-week intervention, and after a 4-week intervention. Compared with baseline scores, PSQI scores and the use of sleep medicine were significantly improved at week 2 and week 4 (P (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Use of Essential Oils by Health Care Professionals for Health Maintenance
This study explores essential oils' use by health care professionals for health maintenance. A qualitative, descriptive design was employed, and a convenience sample of 10 participants was interviewed. Four themes were identified: an essential oils' community, essential oils' use, essential oils' acceptance, and essential oils' benefits and harms. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Aromatherapy Application on Cognitive Functions and Daytime Sleepiness in Older Adults Living in a Nursing Home
We examined the effect of aromatherapy on the cognitive functions and daytime sleepiness of older adults living in a nursing home. The research was a pretest and posttest design, which was conducted without a control group. The sample included 39 elders. A rosemary-lemon oil mixture was smelled by elders in the mornings for a week. After a 1-week washout period, lavender oils were smelled in the evenings for a week. After application of the rosemary-lemon oil mixture, the mean score of participants' daytime sleepiness was lower, but that decline was not statistically meaningful (P> .050). After the same application, the...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nonmedical Interventions for Schizophrenia: A Review of Diet, Exercise, and Social Roles
Schizophrenia is a major mental illness with a disease course that is influenced by lifestyle. The risk-benefit ratio for alternative interventions is more favorable than for antipsychotics in long-term treatment. Dietary interventions may target autoimmune features, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, abnormal lipid metabolism, gluten sensitivity, or others. Examples of interventions involving diet, physical activity, or physical processes or social interventions including talk therapy exist in the literature. Notwithstanding, the general utility of these types of interventions remains inconclusive, awaiting long-term random...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Reflections on the International Year of the Nurse
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Workplace Violence: Opportunities to Improve the Context of Health Care
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Saffron (Crocus sativus L.): A Phytomedicine as Effective as Methylphenidate in Treating ADHD in Children
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES Source Type: research

Effect of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Pain, Anxiety, Comfort, and Cortisol Levels During Trigger Point Injection
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of inhaler aromatherapy on the level of pain, comfort, anxiety, and cortisol during trigger point injection in individuals with myofascial pain syndrome. Lavender oil inhalation was found to reduce pain and anxiety during trigger point injection and to improve patient comfort, but it did not affect the saliva cortisol level. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Pilot Study on Sleep Quality, Forgiveness, Religion, Spirituality, and General Health of Women Living in a Homeless Mission
This cross-sectional pilot study evaluated associations between religion/spirituality, forgiveness, sleep, and health, which were all highly correlated for adult women living in a homeless mission. While causation cannot be determined, these findings help to provide a theoretical framework for studies with stronger designs, prospective measurements, and larger sample sizes. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Slow Nursing and Its Holistic Place in Dementia Care: A Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data From Nurses Working in Nursing Homes
In this study, a secondary analysis of original qualitative data from a former study was employed. Findings demonstrated that slow nursing embodies a holistic caring approach, which may improve the care quality provided to people with dementia. The current findings also provide key knowledge that may contribute to nursing research and education. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Laughter Therapy on Anxiety: A Meta-analysis
This meta-analysis was conducted to determine the effect of laughter therapy on anxiety. Randomized controlled clinical trials were reviewed on Google Scholar, PubMed, and ISI Web of Sciences databases. Four randomized controlled trials consisting of 157 participants were included in the meta-analysis. Hedge's g test statistics were used to show the common effect between the laughter therapy and control groups in the meta-analysis. Laughter therapy can decrease anxiety levels (standardized mean difference = −1.144; 95% CI, −1.950 to −0.338). Laughter therapy is an effective complementary method to decreas...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Metaphor Analysis of Patients' With Chronic Conditions Experiences With Holistic Nurse Coaching
The purpose of this study was to examine metaphors used by patients with chronic conditions to describe their experience with holistic nurse coaching. A secondary analysis was conducted using Metaphor Identification Procedure to analyze the corpus of 112 pages of typed transcription. Five metaphors emerged: (1) taking personal power back like acquiring a new toolbox; (2) seeing health challenges from different angles like a duck pond race; (3) shifting perception of a chronic condition like a spider turned into a friend; (4) engaging in self-care like caring for a favorite plant; and (5) choosing to focus on the positive l...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Narrative Review of Movement-Based Mind-Body Interventions: Effects of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong for Back Pain Patients
This narrative literature review evaluated the effects of movement-based mind-body interventions (MMBIs; yoga, tai chi, and qigong) on low back pain. A search of databases was conducted to identify relevant studies. Thirty-two articles met inclusion criteria and were included for this narrative review. Of the reviewed studies, the highest number focused on yoga intervention (n = 25), 4 focused on qigong, and 3 focused on tai chi in managing back pain. The selected articles showed MMBI to be effective for treatment of low back pain, reporting positive outcomes such as reduction in pain or psychological distress (eg, depress...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Climate Change and Health: A Call to Action
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Critically Appraising Research Studies and Reports: Tools to Guide Evidence Evaluation
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Sugary Drinks: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Cancer Prevention
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES Source Type: research

Reducing the Second Victim Phenomenon: Healing Our Healers With Caritas Coaching
The second victim phenomenon is one in which nurses and other health care providers use dysfunctional mechanisms, such as anger, projection of blame, or drugs and/or alcohol, to cope with serious mistakes in the absence of a healthier means for healing. The main purpose of this article is to provide evidence and practices that support the need for caring organizational support systems following serious adverse clinical events. Recommendations are provided on key elements of programs to prevent the prevalence, symptoms, and impact of the second victim phenomenon on our health care professionals, our patients, and our health...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Implementation of a Shared Medical Appointment as a Holistic Approach to CHF Management
This study implemented congestive heart failure self-management education in primary care using a holistic multidisciplinary approach with SMA to provide evidence-based interventions to improve depression, QOL, and health promotion outcomes. Patients participating in the holistic multidisciplinary SMA experienced improvement in depression, QOL, and health promotion behaviors. A comparison of the means between preintervention and postintervention showed an overall reduction in systolic blood pressure, weight, depression scores, QOL scores, and several indicators of health promotion lifestyle. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effects of Aromatherapy on Pain and Anxiety Scores in Adult Patients Admitted to a Community Hospital on the Medical Unit or Telemetry Unit: A Pilot Study
The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of aromatherapy intervention on pain and anxiety. The hypothesis was that the use of aromatherapy will improve pain and anxiety scores when assessed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration. The study design was a prospective comparison of aromatherapy using a pre-/postdesign study. A convenience sample of patients was recruited from both a medical unit and a telemetry unit with patients aged 18+ years from a 182-bed acute care Magnet community hospital. Pain and anxiety levels were assessed prior to administration of a medication, within 60 minutes of receiving pain me...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Caregiver-Delivered Foot Reflexology: Effects on Patients and Caregivers
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of caregiver-delivered foot reflexology on patients with cancer and their caregivers. A 2-group pre- and posttest design was used in this study, and the study was conducted in an oncology hospital between January 2016 and February 2018. The study included 60 patients and 60 caregivers. Caregivers performed interventions once a day for 15 days. Patients in the experimental group received reflexology, and patients in the control group were included in the reading session. Mean pain, anxiety, and fatigue levels significantly decreased for the patients who received foot reflexo...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effects of Virtual Reality in Patients Undergoing Dialysis: Study Protocol
Dialysis is often considered slow, repetitive, and with programmed intervals. Patients often perceive it as time taken from their lives with a sense of ineluctability and emptiness, engendering a negative emotional and cognitive perception of the world and one's place in it. Today, it is possible to improve the quality of life of patients during hemodialysis using virtual reality (VR). This creation of a true multisensory experience may absorb the patient's perceptions during hemodialysis, improving his/her quality of life. An Italian multicenter, longitudinal experimental study will be conducted with a randomized, pre-pos...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Pilot Study of the Effects of Chair Yoga and Chair-Based Exercise on Biopsychosocial Outcomes in Older Adults With Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis
This pilot study examined whether chair yoga and chair-based exercise are effective in managing biopsychosocial outcomes for older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Both interventions improved physical function and mobility over time, although no significant differences between the 2 interventions were identified. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Health Outcomes of Gratitude
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Partnering for Holistic and Safe Care: Interprofessional Collaboration
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Gut-Brain Axis and Stress Regulation: Effects of Probiotics on Neurocognition
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Methods Used by Turkish Infertile Women and Their Effect on Quality of Life
The purpose of this study is to assess the rate of women receiving treatment of infertility who use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), CAM methods, and the effect of these methods on their quality of life. This cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted with 797 women applying to the in vitro fertilization center of a private hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey. The data were collected using the Personal Information Form and the “Fertility Quality of Life Questionnaire.” Fertility Quality of Life Questionnaire is scored between 0 and 100. High scores signify high quality of life. The data w...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research