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

Relationship of academic courses and clinical internships to performance on the National Qualified Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NQEX-RPN)
Conclusion Surgical-medicine Nursing, Community Health Care, Computer Basics and clinical internships are beneficial in assisting students and educators to identify the risk of students' performance in the NQEX-RPN. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pilot trial evaluating maternal docosahexaenoic acid consumption during pregnancy: Decreased postpartum depressive symptomatology
Conclusions Women in the DHA intervention group had fewer symptoms of postpartum depression compared to the placebo group. These results support the notion that the consumption of DHA by pregnant women can be efficacious in preventing depressive symptoms and highlight a need for further larger-scale investigations using the PDSS in tandem with a diagnostic evaluation. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The impact of acceptance of disability and psychological resilience on post-traumatic stress disorders in burn patients
Conclusion Nurses should screen and identify patients with PTSD as early as possible and provide proper psychological interventions to help them accept the reality of disability and improve the level of psychological resilience. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Handgrip exercise elevates basilic venous hemodynamic parameters in healthy subjects
Conclusion Handgrip exercise is an effective method for improving blood circulation in the upper extremities. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Investigation of perceived human immunodeficiency virus 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 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Staff characteristics and care in Chinese nursing homes: A systematic Literature review
Publication date: Available online 4 November 2014 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Yuting Song , Ruth A. Anderson , Kirsten N. Corazzini , Bei Wu The need for institutional long-term care (LTC) services, including nursing homes (NHs), is increasing in Mainland China in part due to the aging population and changing family structures. In developing NH staff training programs, a review is needed to synthesize knowledge about staff and resident characteristics, and care provided in NHs. This systematic review aims to describe, in Chinese NHs, 1) NH staff characteristics and the care they provide, ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Case-control study on regular Ba Duan Jin practice for patients with chronic neck pain
Conclusion Regular Ba Duan Jin practice reduces suffering and pain, and increases health satisfaction in individuals with chronic neck pain. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 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 , H.E. Hong-Gu (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Development of a self-management behaviour scale for liver cirrhosis
Conclusion This scale has good reliability and validity and can be used to evaluate self-management behaviour of hepatic cirrhosis patients and provides a reference for behaviour intervention. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The correlation between socioeconomic status and health self-management in the elderly
Conclusion Socioeconomic status plays a decisive role in health self-management in the elderly. We suggest appropriate measures for promoting health self-management among the elderly. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Application of nursing core competency standard education in the training of nursing undergraduates
Conclusions Nursing core competency standard education is helpful for the training of nursing students’ core competencies. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of daily interruption of sedation in sedated patients with mechanical ventilation in ICU: A systematic review
Conclusion The application of daily interruption of sedation in patients with mechanical ventilation in ICU is safe and effective. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Factors influencing comfort level in head and neck neoplasm patients receiving radiotherapy
Conclusion Encouraging utilization of social support systems and a positive coping mode is important for increasing comfort level in head and neck neoplasm patients during radiotherapy. Nurses should pay particular attention to those patients during later stages of radiotherapy or chemotherapy, with diabetes, without family accompaniment, and with lower education level. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Enhancing the nursing discipline and developing nursing science in China
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2014 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Xin-Juan Wu , Lu Zhang To improve our health care services, promote balanced development of inter-regional and inter-disciplinary medical care skills, and effectively implement public hospital reform, the former Ministry of Health, State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau and the Ministry of Finance allocated state funds in 2010 to support a National Clinical Key Specialty Construction Project. The project supports the acquisition of key equipment, personnel training and development of clinical diagnosis tec...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effect of acupressure on sleep quality of middle-aged and elderly patients with hypertension
Conclusion Acupressure can lower SBP and effectively improve the sleep quality in middle-aged and elderly patients with hypertension. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Preferred and actual participation roles in operation treatment decision making of patients with colorectal cancer
Conclusions Over 40% of colorectal cancer patients preferred a passive role in treatment decision-making. We suggest that communication between physicians and patients should be strengthened to accommodate the patient’s desired level of involvement. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Correlation between social relational quality and hope among patients with permanent colostomies
Conclusions A positive correlation exists between social relational quality and hope among patients with permanent colostomies. This finding suggests that such patients should be given hope and that their families should be encouraged to provide more support for better acceptance and adjustment. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Assessment tools of nursing work environment in magnet hospitals: A review
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2014 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Li-Yan Gu , Ling-Juan Zhang (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of an early oral stimulation program on oral feeding of preterm infants
Conclusions An early oral stimulation program is beneficial in preterm infants. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Caring in nursing: Investigating the meaning of caring from the perspective of Chinese children living with leukemia
Conclusions With a better understanding of children's communication status and their expectations of communication, nurses can promote effective nurse–patient communication strategies to meet children's psychological needs and build harmonious relationship. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The feasibility of an internet-based intervention for Chinese people with mental illness: A survey of willingness and attitude
Conclusion Internet-based programs are feasible and applicable, and worth implementing with Chinese people with mental illness. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Chinese version of Cataldo Lung Cancer Stigma Scale
Conclusion The Chinese version of CLCSS is a reliable and valid measure of stigma among Chinese patients with lung cancer. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Measuring the influence of a mutual support educational intervention within a nursing team
Conclusion The study demonstrates that education can have an impact on perceptions and awareness of mutual support among nursing team members. The survey instrument can be used effectively to inform leadership areas for improvement and staff development in the effort to improve team coordination and mutual support. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial of topical tea tree preparation for MRSA colonized wounds
Conclusion The 10% topical tea tree preparation was effective in reducing the quantity of colonized MRSA in and promoting healing of chronic wounds among elderly. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research