Posthumous Organ Donation Beliefs of College Students: A qualitative study
Conclusion Despite positive attitudes towards posthumous organ donation, college students are hesitant to become donors because of lack of knowledge/publicity; cultural disdain; and lack of governmental assurance. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Perceived stress among Macao nursing students in the clinical learning environment
Conclusions Macao nursing students, to some extent, experienced stress in clinical learning environment and the stress level was higher than that of Hong Kong nursing students. The most common stressors were related to clinical and educational dimensions. The study suggests that teaching and learning modalities and the workload of nursing students should be reviewed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Discharge planning for children with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary arterial hypertension in China
Conclusions Discharge planning not only improves the maternal discharge readiness but also maternal caring knowledge and maternal caring behaviors. However, there is no significant effect in reducing the readmission rate of children with CHD-PAH. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effect of an inpatient nursing risk early warning and control system in Shanghai: a retrospective study of adverse events
Conclusion The establishment of an inpatient early warning and control system could effectively avoid nursing risk, improve risk prevention abilities, improve patient safety, and improve nursing quality. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Family Functioning and Depression in Primary Caregivers of Stroke Patients in China
Conclusion Assessment of family functioning may help determine which caregivers are most at risk for developing depressive syndrome. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses Play a Critical Role in Healthcare Reform
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Xiuhua Li (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of CAHS among Renal Transplant Recipients
Conclusion The Chinese version of the CAHS was supported to be applicable and to provide measurable performance in renal transplant recipients, thus it can be utilized with renal transplant recipients in China. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Examining Perceptions of Job Satisfaction and Intentions to Leave among ICU Nurses in China
Conclusions For ICU nurses in China, sources of job dissatisfaction are potentially remedied with simple interventions. Adequate staffing is necessary but not sufficient for a positive work environment. Administrators should address the factors that directly affect their nurses’ levels of job satisfaction, as it will ultimately result in less staff turnover and greater patient care. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The etiology and exercise implications of sarcopenia in the elderly
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Jie Yu An increasing aging population greatly impacts health care services worldwide. A large percentage of healthcare expenditures for seniors arise from the negative outcomes of muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia. Aging-related losses of muscle strength and quality impair balance, walking ability and endurance and cause negative events such as falls, incident disability and frailty. This review systemically explores the significance of sarcopenia in the elderly and addresses several important physiological mecha...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A nurse-led long-term pelvic floor muscle training program in the management of female patients with overactive bladder____a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Xu Tuzhen , Sun Qiuhua , Huang Xiao , lv Bodong (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The level and influencing factors of gerotranscendence in community-dwelling older adults
Conclusions Our findings suggest that sex, regular activities, religious affiliation, and living arrangement influence gerotranscendence. These findings can guide the planning and implementation of better practices in elderly care by nurses and other healthcare professionals. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 8, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Correlation Between Burnout and Professional Value in Chinese Oncology nurses:a questionnaire survey
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Fang Cheng , Ai-feng Meng , Tao Jin Objective To investigate the relationship between job burnout and professional value in oncology nurses. Methods The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Nurse Professional Values Scale (NPVS) were administered to nurses (n=328) at the Cancer Hospital of Jiangsu Province, China, and the correlation between job burnout and professional value was calculated. Results The scores (mean±standard deviation) of emotional exhaustion (25.32±12.37), depersonalization (6.93&...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 8, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The impact of work support and organizational career growth on nurse turnover intention in China
Conclusion The study showed a lack of work support negatively and directly associated with nurse turnover intention. Additional opportunities for career growth within the organization may strengthen the effect of work support and consequently increase the retention of qualified nursing staff. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 8, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Factors influencing utilization and satisfaction with external breast prosthesis in patients with mastectomy: Systematic review
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Ya-nan Liang , Bo Xu (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 8, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of nursing intervention based on Autar scale results to reduce deep venous thrombosis incidence in orthopaedic surgery patients
Conclusions The Autar scale is beneficial when used in orthopaedic surgery patients; corresponding nursing intervention based on Autar scale assessment can prevent DVT effectively. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Impact of physical activity on health-related quality of life in osteoporotic and osteopenic postmenopausal women: A systematic review
Conclusion Only weak evidence supports the notion that physical activity effectively improves the health-related quality of life of osteoporotic and osteopenic postmenopausal women. Compared with a single exercise, combined exercise produced favorable effects on both physical function and pain. However, different lengths of exercise produced improvements in different domains. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

New year's message
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Xiuhua Li (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A qualitative study on experience of nurses caring for patients with delirium in ICUs in China: Barriers, burdens and decision making dilemmas
Conclusions The results of this qualitative study have provided a rich description of the perceptions of a sample of nurses caring for patients with dementia in Beijing. Clearly, the nurses suffered from their work experiences in several aspects: they lacked the knowledge and skills required assessing and managing the patients as early as possible; they were physically and psychologically stressed while looking after the patients and faced with dilemmas and compromises in their decision-making. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The use of Career Growth Scale in Chinese nurses: Validity and reliability
Conclusions A three-dimensional scale of nurse career growth was presented. The results revealed CGNS has good validity and reliability. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The efficacy of the seamless transfer of care model to apply for the patients with cerebral apoplexy in China
Conclusion Based on our results, the application of the STCM in Chinese stroke patients can improve quality of life and compliance, and reduce readmission rate. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Living experience and care needs of Chinese empty-nest elderly people in urban communities in Beijing, China: A qualitative study
Conclusions A combination of home-based and community-based care is a suitable mode of care for the empty-nest elderly, and institutionalized care is an expected supplementary form of care. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The patient suicide attempt – An ethical dilemma case study
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Lin Jie Case description Nurses face more and more ethical dilemmas during their practice nowadays, especially when they are taking care of the patient at end of life stage. The case study demonstrates an ethical dilemma when nursing staff are taking care of an end stage aggressive prostate cancer patient Mr Green who expressed the suicide thoughts to one of the nurses and ask that nurse keep secret for him in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Ethical dilemma identification The ethical dilemma is identified as “...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predicting delay to treatment of urinary incontinence among urban community-dwelling women in China
Conclusion Women who were older, had lower subjective UI severity, and who reported only stress or urgency UI tended to delay treatment longer; such patients should be targeted for health education and intervention regarding UI in urban communities. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Evaluation of students' receptiveness and response to an interprofessional learning activity across health care disciplines: An approach toward team development in healthcare
Conclusions/Implications: Interdisciplinary learning enhances readiness for interprofessional learning with nursing students. Pharmacy and dietetics students demonstrated a higher level of readiness for interdisciplinary learning compared to other disciplines. Identification of factors influencing readiness for interprofessional learning are key to developing learning strategies targeted to improve teamwork, quality of care and patient outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A Modified Career Growth Scale for Chinese Nurses: Validity and Reliability
Conclusions A three-dimensional scale of nurse career growth was presented. The results revealed CGNS has good validity and reliability. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

New Year’s Message
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Li Xiuhua (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Self-reported diabetes treatment among Chinese middle-aged and older adults with diabetes: Comparison of urban residents, migrants in urban settings, and rural residents
Conclusion Efforts to improve and enhance diabetes treatments, particularly among rural residents, are urgently needed in China. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Clinical observation of radical total gastrectomy without postoperative gastrointestinal decompression in elderly patients with gastric cancer
Conclusion Gastrointestinal decompression is not necessary after total gastrectomy in elderly gastric cancer patients, and may improve patient comfort and recovery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of combining manual external defibrillator and automated external defibrillator training for third-year nurse students
Conclusion Combining MED and AED defibrillation training is effective and feasible for third-year nurse students. Minimal training is effective for AED, while MED requires additional practice. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Development and Initial Validation of the Child Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire among Child Strabismus Patients
Conclusions Our study indicates that the Child-IXTQ is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing the health-related quality of life among children with strabismus. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effects of hazardous working conditions on burnout in Macau nurses
Conclusions Workplace environmental hazards increased the risk of burnout amongst clinical nurses in Macau. Better management of these factors may help to protect nursing staff and reduce the risk of burnout and attrition from the nursing profession. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Quality of life scales for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: A literature review
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Xiao-Li Guan , Hui Wang Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract that occurs in 3.1% of the Chinese population [1]. Heartburn, acid regurgitation and epigastric pain are typical clinical symptoms of GERD. These symptoms can affect patients' work productivity, sleep, diet and daily activities, thus resulting in a reduced quality of life (QOL) [2]. Although patient QOL is increasingly being considered as a medical outcome index in the evaluation of the impac...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Psychological distress in elderly cancer patients
Conclusions Psychological distress is prevalent among elderly patients with cancer and, therefore, should be considered by the health professionals treating these patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Overviews of reviews on patient compliance with medication protocols used in Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Conclusions The high quality data obtained from our study was suitable for use in developing clinically useful guidelines for patent compliance with HAART medication protocols. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Reduced emergence agitation with proparacaine hydrochloride eye drops after general anaesthesia for paediatric strabismus surgery
Conclusion Proparacaine hydrochloride eye drops reduce the incidence of emergence agitation after general anaesthesia for paediatric strabismus surgery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Evaluation of students’ receptiveness and response to an interprofessional learning activity across health care disciplines: An approach toward team development in healthcare
Conclusions/Implications Interdisciplinary learning enhances readiness for interprofessional learning with nursing students. Pharmacy and dietetics students demonstrated a higher level of readiness for interdisciplinary learning compared to other disciplines. Identification of factors influencing readiness for interprofessional learning are key to developing learning strategies targeted to improve teamwork, quality of care and patient outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Radical total gastrectomy without postoperative gastrointestinal decompression in elderly patients with gastric cancer
Conclusion Gastrointestinal decompression is not necessary after total gastrectomy in elderly gastric cancer patients, and may improve patient comfort and recovery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Self-reported diabetes treatments among Chinese adults: Comparison of urban residents, migrants in urban settings, and rural residents
Conclusion Efforts to improve and enhance diabetes treatments, particularly among rural residents, are urgently needed in China. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Substance use and self-medication during pregnancy and associations with socio-demographic data: A cross-sectional survey
Conclusion Socio-demographic parameters were associated with substance use during pregnancy and warrants targeted health education provided by nurses to pregnant women. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of a urinary incontinence self-management program for older women in South Korea: A pilot study
Conclusions Implementation of a urinary incontinence self-management program was accompanied by improved outcomes for Korean older women living in rural communities who have scarce resources for urinary incontinence management and treatment. Urinary incontinence self-management education approaches have potential for widespread implementation in nursing practice. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The Efficacy of the Seamless Transfer of Care Model in Patients with stroke in China
Conclusion Based on our results, the application of the STCM in Chinese stroke patients can improve quality of life and compliance, and reduce readmission rate. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Living Experience and Care Needs of Chinese Empty-nest Elderly in Urban Communities in Beijing, China: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions A combination of home-based and community-based care is a suitable mode of care for the empty-nest elderly, and institutionalized care is an expected supplementary form of care. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The relationships among perceived organizational support, intention to remain, career success and self-esteem in Chinese male nurses
Conclusion Hospitals should pay more attention to the benefits of positive personality trait on working motivation. It is meaningful to enhance perceived organizational support, career success and self-esteem in the working process so that nurses are willing to stay in the current employment. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of attribution retraining on the perceived career barriers of undergraduate nursing students
Conclusion Attribution retraining provides opportunities for improving the undergraduate nursing students’ vocational knowledge, professional knowledge, and social ability. Attribution retraining should be encouraged in undergraduate nursing programs in order to reduce the nursing shortage in mainland China. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A qualitative study on caring for patients with delirium in ICUs in China: Barriers, burdens and decision making dilemmas
Conclusions The results of this qualitative study have provided a rich description of the perceptions of a sample of nurses caring for patients with dementia in Beijing. Clearly, the nurses suffered from their work experiences in several aspects: they lacked the knowledge and skills required assessing and managing the patients as early as possible; they were physically and psychologically stressed while looking after the patients and faced with dilemmas and compromises in their decision-making. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predicting delay to treatment of urinary incontinence among urban community–dwelling women in China
Conclusion Women who were older, had lower subjective UI severity, and who reported only stress or urgency UI tended to delay treatment longer; such patients should be targeted for health education and intervention regarding UI in urban communities. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The patient suicide attempt ---An ethical dilemma case study
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2015 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Lin Jie Case description Nurses face more and more ethical dilemmas during their practice nowadays, especially when they are taking care of the patient at end of life stage. The case study demonstrates an ethical dilemma when nursing staff are taking care of an end stage aggressive prostate cancer patient Mr Green who expressed the suicide thoughts to one of the nurses and ask that nurse keep secret for him in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Ethical dilemma identification The ethical dilemma is identified as “...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Fast-track surgery in elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer radical resection
Conclusion Application of FTS in elderly patients undergoing radical resection of colorectal cancer facilitates an early rehabilitation after surgery, but places higher demands on nursing care. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Investigation of perceived stigma among people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Henan Province, China
Conclusion The level of perceived HIV stigma and discrimination among PLWHA in Henan Province is moderate and was affected by the level of education and route of infection. Special intervention should be established to address this problem. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Advancing nursing research – Framework for research development
Publication date: Available online 4 November 2014 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Sally Wai Chi Chan , Hong-Gu He (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research