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Risk Awareness, Harm Reduction, and Frontline Nurses on Alert
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Therapeutic Lifestyle Considerations for Optimum Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Perspectives of Oncology Nurses on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Turkey: A Cross-Sectional Survey
This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Turkish oncology nurses regarding CAM. A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 127 participants was conducted in Ankara, Turkey. A semistructured questionnaire including characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of oncology nurses toward CAM was administered to participants. We found that more than half of nurses (54.0%) surveyed had no information on CAM modalities. Most oncology nurses (81.1%) used audiovisual media sources to obtain CAM information. Many nurses (81.3%) reported not using any CAM in cancer care, and only 26.8% recommended...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Grieving With Humor: A Correlational Study on Sense of Humor and Professional Grief in Palliative Care Nurses
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between humor and professional grief. Findings confirm that these are not independent phenomena. Using humor as a coping mechanism emerged as a response to death-related work. Likewise, positive attitudes toward humor seem to alleviate the distress associated with end-of-life care. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Window Toward the World: Older Adults' Experiences of Becoming in Health and Developing as Human Beings Through Interacting With Others Using Real Video Communication
The population in the Nordic countries, as well as globally, is increasingly becoming older. Concurrently, with an increased aging population, there is an increase in poor health and loneliness among older adults. The aim of this study was to uncover, from a caring science perspective, community-living older adults' experiences of interacting with others via real video communication. The study uses a hermeneutical approach. The material consists of interviews with older adults regarding their experiences of using real video communication. The texts were interpreted through hermeneutical reading. Study participation and dat...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Conceptual Framework Encompassing the Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinological Influences of Listening to Music in Patients With Heart Failure
Patients with heart failure have been traditionally treated with a pharmacology-based approach, diet, exercise, and rehabilitation for reducing symptoms, hospitalizations, and mortality. We have developed a solid conceptual framework for music listening–based protocols, showing how music may have a broad range of positive effects on cardiovascular health through psychoneuroimmunoendocrinological pathways. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Practices in Human Dignity in Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study
The objective of the study was to determine the approach to human dignity that nurses and physicians have while providing palliative care. This qualitative study was performed using a phenomenological research design. In-depth semistructured interviews were conducted in 9 nurses and 5 physicians with human dignity approach in palliative care. Following the qualitative Colaizzi method of analyzing the data, the statements made by the nurses and physicians during the interviews were grouped under 8 categories. Consistent with the questionnaire format, 8 themes and 43 subthemes of responses were determined describing the huma...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Safety of Reiki Therapy for Newborns at Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The incidence of opioid abuse and subsequent drug withdrawal is exponentially on the rise in the United States for many populations including newborns who are born to drug-addicted mothers. These newborns often exhibit symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) within 24 to 72 hours of birth. Treatment of NAS includes monitoring of withdrawal symptoms, managing physiological parameters, and the use of supportive and pharmacologic treatments. Although a few randomized controlled trials exist, studies on supportive intervention are generally limited by small sample sizes, case study reports, expert opinions, and descript...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Letter to the editor
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Holistic Interventions and the Issue of Evidence
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

The Interconnectedness of Climate, Weather, and Living Organisms' Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Integrative Neuronutritional Therapy Metabolic Brain Parameters in Mental Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Music Intervention With Reminiscence Therapy and Reality Orientation for Elderly People With Alzheimer Disease Living in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Identifying the Factors Affecting Comfort and the Comfort Levels of Patients Hospitalized in the Coronary Care Unit
Comfort, a concept associated with the art of nursing, is important for reducing the negative impact of hospitalization in a coronary care unit (CCU). Providing nursing interventions that ensure patient comfort is important for patients to respond positively to treatment. To determine the factors affecting comfort and the comfort levels of patients hospitalized in the CCU. A descriptive study. The study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016 in the CCU of a state hospital located in Trabzon, Turkey. The sample consisted of 119 patients who complied with the criteria of inclusion for the study. Data were coll...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Benson Muscle Relaxation and Nature Sounds on the Fatigue in Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
This study was conducted with the aim of comparing the effects of Benson muscle relaxation and nature sounds on fatigue in patients with heart failure. Fatigue and exercise intolerance as prevalent symptoms experienced by patients with heart failure can cause the loss of independence in the activities of daily living. It can also damage self-care and increase dependence to others, which subsequently can reduce the quality of life. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in an urban area of Iran in 2016. Samples were consisted of 105 hospitalized patients with heart failure chosen using a convenience samplin...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Ischemic Stroke Patients' Decision-Making Process in Their Use of Western Medicine and Alternative and Complementary Medicine
This study aimed to explore ischemic stroke patients' decision-making process using Western medicine (WM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This study is a qualitative study based on grounded theory. A total of 12 participants were recruited. Findings revealed that the participants accepted WM and CAM treatments following the onset of ischemic stroke. Three categories and several subcategories emerged from stroke patients' decision-making process. These are “uncertainty of stroke,” “delicate balance between WM and CAM,” and “reestablishing confidence and faith.” Eventuall...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Sleep Quality of Elderly People Residing in a Nursing Home
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The results indicated an improvement of sleep quality of nursing home residents after the application of aromatherapy with lavender oil. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

New Nursing Faculty and Incivility: Applying Mindfulness-Based Strategies
Workplace incivility remains a problem within the nursing profession. As nurse leaders, we must recognize and not ignore the complexity of cultures that have adapted incivility into the work environment. Nursing education is a discipline that requires collaborative team work, independent drive, and commitment. New nursing faculty experiencing incivility can use mindfulness-based meditation approaches to cope with uncivil behaviors experienced within the workplace. Nurse educators applying the concepts of mindfulness can learn how to provide themselves self-care by reducing stress, as enhanced daily awareness of peace and c...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Self-limiting Conditions: A Holistic Approach
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

The Interconnectedness of Climate, Weather, and Living Organisms' Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Integrative Neuronutritional Therapy Metabolic Brain Parameters in Mental Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Music Intervention With Reminiscence Therapy and Reality Orientation for Elderly People With Alzheimer Disease Living in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Identifying the Factors Affecting Comfort and the Comfort Levels of Patients Hospitalized in the Coronary Care Unit
Comfort, a concept associated with the art of nursing, is important for reducing the negative impact of hospitalization in a coronary care unit (CCU). Providing nursing interventions that ensure patient comfort is important for patients to respond positively to treatment. To determine the factors affecting comfort and the comfort levels of patients hospitalized in the CCU. A descriptive study. The study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016 in the CCU of a state hospital located in Trabzon, Turkey. The sample consisted of 119 patients who complied with the criteria of inclusion for the study. Data were coll...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Benson Muscle Relaxation and Nature Sounds on the Fatigue in Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
This study was conducted with the aim of comparing the effects of Benson muscle relaxation and nature sounds on fatigue in patients with heart failure. Fatigue and exercise intolerance as prevalent symptoms experienced by patients with heart failure can cause the loss of independence in the activities of daily living. It can also damage self-care and increase dependence to others, which subsequently can reduce the quality of life. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in an urban area of Iran in 2016. Samples were consisted of 105 hospitalized patients with heart failure chosen using a convenience samplin...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Ischemic Stroke Patients' Decision-Making Process in Their Use of Western Medicine and Alternative and Complementary Medicine
This study aimed to explore ischemic stroke patients' decision-making process using Western medicine (WM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This study is a qualitative study based on grounded theory. A total of 12 participants were recruited. Findings revealed that the participants accepted WM and CAM treatments following the onset of ischemic stroke. Three categories and several subcategories emerged from stroke patients' decision-making process. These are “uncertainty of stroke,” “delicate balance between WM and CAM,” and “reestablishing confidence and faith.” Eventuall...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Sleep Quality of Elderly People Residing in a Nursing Home
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The results indicated an improvement of sleep quality of nursing home residents after the application of aromatherapy with lavender oil. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

New Nursing Faculty and Incivility: Applying Mindfulness-Based Strategies
Workplace incivility remains a problem within the nursing profession. As nurse leaders, we must recognize and not ignore the complexity of cultures that have adapted incivility into the work environment. Nursing education is a discipline that requires collaborative team work, independent drive, and commitment. New nursing faculty experiencing incivility can use mindfulness-based meditation approaches to cope with uncivil behaviors experienced within the workplace. Nurse educators applying the concepts of mindfulness can learn how to provide themselves self-care by reducing stress, as enhanced daily awareness of peace and c...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Self-limiting Conditions: A Holistic Approach
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Fragranced Products and Risks of Adverse Effects
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Nutritional Neuroscience: A Therapeutic Lifestyle Factor in Mental Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

An Investigation of the Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Stroke Patients
This study aimed to investigate the use of traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in stroke patients in Taiwan. Chinese herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, natural products, and exercise were widely used among stroke patients. Integrating safe and effective traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine into conventional therapies is suggested. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Essential Oils and Gastroparesis: Power for Transforming Health, Hope, and Quality of Life
This study explored how essential oils for persons with gastroparesis symptoms affect the quality of life. Gastroparesis is a chronic delayed gastric motility disorder characterized by postprandial fullness, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, bloating, depression, and anxiety. The aim of this study was to determine how essential oils support digestion and eliminate inflammation in the body as evidenced by self-reporting a decrease in symptoms, thereby improving quality of life. A qualitative descriptive methodology using Barrette's Theory of Power as Knowing Participation in Change thematic framework wa...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Taboo in the Workplace: A Qualitative Study of Taiwanese Nurses' “Not-Eating Pineapple” in Clinical Practice
This article aims to explore the latent meaning of observance of the taboo and how it is related to nurses' clinical practice and possibly affects their mental health at work. A qualitative research was designed in line with the hermeneutic phenomenological method. Through purposive sampling, 18 nurse participants were recruited for in-depth semistructured interviews. Resulting from the ensuing analysis, 3 modalities were identified as constituting the spectrum of observance of the taboo: (a) “strictly not eating pineapple”; (b) “not eating pineapple at work”; and (c) “eating pineapple without...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Music Therapy on Anxiety and Various Physical Findings in Patients With COPD in a Pulmonology Service
This interventional study was carried out to determine the effect of music therapy on anxiety and the various physical findings in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the pulmonary diseases service. Ninety-six patients (28 females, 68 males) of 114 adult patients who were hospitalized between November 10, 2013, and March 10, 2014, were included in the study. Ninety-six patients were separated in 3 groups. The data for the study were collected from a questionnaire form of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, a patient follow-up form, and the Beck Anxiety Scale. SPPS 11.5 was used for data analys...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercises on Fatigue and Sleep Quality in Individuals With COPD
This randomized controlled experimental study was conducted to investigate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation exercises on dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep quality in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A Descriptive Questionnaire and the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma Fatigue Scale, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma Sleep Scale and Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale were used for data collection. The decrease in the mean dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep scores in the intervention group was statistically significantly more pronounced than the patients in the control g...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Seeking Humanizing Care in Patient-Centered Care Process: A Grounded Theory Study
This article reports on a study that sought to introduce patient-centered care. The aim of this study is to explore the process of providing patient-centered care in critical care units. The study used a grounded theory method. Data were collected on 5 critical care units in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Purposive and theoretical sampling directed the collection of data using 29 semistructured interviews with 27 participants (nurses, patients, and physician). Data obtained were analyzed according to the analysis stages of grounded theory and constant comparison to identify the concepts, context, and process of the...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Medication Review and the Active Consumer of Health
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Smokers' Guilt and Shame: Reactions to Smoking and to Providers' Cessation Efforts
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: A Complementary and Integrative Health Approach
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Family-Centered Care As a Western-Centric Model in Developing Countries: Luxury Versus Necessity
This article dissects the literature and provides a comprehensive summary on FCC in the context of limited resources versus best practice. Lessons learned from the literature for the reproducibility of the model in the developing world are provided. Considered a luxury, the autocratic health systems in most of these countries will not easily accept such a model of care except with a greater understanding and support for the model and high-quality research that can guide hospitals, health systems, and policy makers. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Complementary Health Approaches Used in the Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care units are care centers where, in order to provide the maximum benefit to individuals whose life is in danger, many lifesaving technological tools and devices are present, and morbidity and mortality rates are high. In the intensive care unit, when classic treatments fail or become unbearable because of side effects, complementary methods have been suggested to be the best alternative. Complementary health approaches are methods that are used both for the continuation and the improvement of the well-being of an individual and as additions to medical treatments that are based on a holistic approach. These appl...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effect of Complementary Therapies in Patients Following Cardiac Surgery: A Narrative Review
The objective of this study was to apprise the evidence of the effect of various complementary therapies on postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. A comprehensive literature search was made on PubMed-Medline, CINAHL, Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library databases for original research studies published between 2000 and 2015. Original articles that reported the effect of complementary therapies in patients undergoing cardiac surgery were included. Twenty-eight studies were analyzed, and they have produced conflicting results. Most of the studies (n = 25) have documented...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Flow in Nurses: A Study of Its Relationship With Health and Burnout in a Hospital Work Context
How does the experience of flow among nurses influences their health? This question is addressed on the basis of a model of flow, stress, burnout, and coping. The results indicate that promoting flow can be a way to enhance the health of ward nurses in a hospital work context. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effect of Natural Sunlight on Sleep Problems and Sleep Quality of the Elderly Staying in the Nursing Home
This study was designed as an intervention study to determine the effect of light therapy on sleep problems and sleep quality of elderly people. The study sample was composed of a total of 61 elderly persons from Social Security Institution Narlıdere Municipal Nursing Home, 30 in the test group and 31 in the control group. Those 65 years and older, not diagnosed with major depression, not exercising regularly, not having sun allergy, not using sleeping pills, independent in activities of daily living, and having bad sleep quality were included in the study. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Demographic Data Form, an...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Beliefs About Use of Complementary Health Approaches for Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States, which requires ongoing medication therapy. Despite the high prevalence of complementary health approaches (CHA) being used among people with PD in several countries, little is known about the perceived effectiveness, safety, and risk related to use of CHA. The purpose of this study was to describe CHA users' beliefs about the effectiveness, safety, and risk of CHA. A subsample (n = 70) of participants who reported using CHA and who completed all 12 items of the section of participants' beliefs were taken from a larger study ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Experience of Adolescents Living With Headache
There is little qualitative literature that addresses the adolescent experience of living with headache. The purpose of this study was to determine the dimensions of the health challenge of adolescent headache; the high points, low points, and turning points of living with headache; and the approaches used to resolve the challenge of living with headache. Story theory was used as the qualitative framework to guide data collection, and story inquiry provided the structure for analyzing the data. The Pediatric Migraine Disability Scale (PedMIDAS) quantitatively measured the impact of headaches on daily functioning. Of the 8 ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Dying and Death: A Holistic Perspective
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

The Practical Struggles of Urinary Incontinence: Holistic Considerations
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Microbiota in Neuropsychiatry, Part 3: Psychobiotics as Modulators of Mood Disorders
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on the Physical and Psychological Status and Quality of Life in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
This nonequivalent control group pre-/posttest study investigated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program at improving both the physical status and psychological status of 18 patients with metastatic breast cancer. The mindfulness-based stress reduction program had a mild effect of improving average pain and alleviating distress. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research