Correlation between self-differentiation and professional adaptability among undergraduate nursing students in China
Conclusion The level of self-differentiation of undergraduate nursing studentsaffects their professional adaptability. Nursing educators should consider the characteristics of self-differentiation of undergraduate nursing students in developing measures to improve their professional adaptability. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Heart Failure-Specific Health Literacy Scale
Conclusion The Chinese version of HF-specific HL scale is reliable and valid, and is suitable for assessment of HL in Chinese HF patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A Chinese version of a Likert-type death anxiety scale for colorectal cancer patients
Conclusion The CL-TDAS showed reliable performance and can thus be a promising instrument for evaluating the death anxiety of cancer patients. Death anxiety varied for different periods and different genders. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A qualitative study on nurses' reactions to  inpatient suicide in a general hospital
Conclusions Nurses who experienced inpatient suicide became stressed. Effective interventions must be implemented to improve the coping mechanisms of nurses against the negative consequences of inpatient suicide. The findings of this study will allow administrators to gain insight into the impacts of inpatient suicides on nurses in general hospitals. Such information can be used to develop effective strategies and provide individual support and ongoing education. Consequently, nurses will acquire suicide prevention skills and help patients achieve swift recovery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Supporting mothers to bond with their newborn babies: Strategies Used in a neonatal intensive care unit at a tertiary hospital in Malawi
This study aimed to investigate the strategies for supporting maternal–newborn bonding for mothers whose neonates were admitted to an intensive care unit at a tertiary hospital in Malawi. Methods An explorative qualitative design was used, and 15 participants (10 mothers and five nurses/midwives) were recruited. Data were collected by conducting in-depth interviews. Audio recorded data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed by utilizing ATLAS.ti version 7 in accordance with Hennink’s stages of content analysis. Results It was showed that nurses and midwives used different approaches to facilitate maternal&ndash...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms and associated factors among renal-transplant recipients in China
Conclusion Depression is common among RT recipients in China. Employment status, economic burden, inhabitation area, and social support are the main factors affecting depression among RT recipients. Follow-up clinics should prescribe the evaluation of depression as a routine examination for RT patients. Moreover, depressed recipients must be provided with individualized care by collecting information on the depressive symptoms, employment status, economic burden, inhabitation area, and perceived social support of recipients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Quality of Life of Patient with Hypertension in Kathmandu
Conclusion This study identified increasing age, non formal education, being single to be associated with lower quality of life. Screening for most vulnerable group of the hypertensive patient might be done and evaluated which in turns helps to take necessary intervention for hypertension. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A community-based friendly health clinic: An initiative adolescent reproductive health project in the rural and urban areas of Indonesia
Conclusions The CFHC with MPL intervention can improve the ARH knowledge, attitudes, and skills of adolescents in the rural area, but can only improve the ARH knowledge of adolescents in the urban area. The ARH program must be designed based on the characterictics of these adolescents to improve their life skills during puberty. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people
Conclusion Lowest life satisfaction was reported among Macau elderly people living with mobility related chronic medical illness. Policies and practices should pay more attention to mobility related health problems or issues of elderly people, such as eye health and neuromuscular weaknesses. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Bibliometric analysis of mild cognitive impairment related nursing papers
Conclusion Beijing and Shanghai established core author groups for mild cognitive impairment nursing research. These studies should focus on the community and psychological nursing of such impairment. Targeted nursing interventions on different types of mild cognitive impairment should be adopted, new avenues for research should be opened, and various research methods should be introduced. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Demonstration of caring by males in clinical practice: A literature review
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Wen Zhang, Yi-Lan Liu Gender stereotyping on the role of male nurses in the use of intimate care, especially the application of touch, was explored. The barriers for men to provide care were determined. Strategies adopted by male nurses to overcome these barriers were discussed. The review of literature showed that role stereotyping is still prevalent within nursing. Public media should recognize the diversity of caring and apply positive materials to shape a new image of nursing. The nursing faculty should develop ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Differentiation between two healthcare concepts: person-centered and patient-centered care
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Junqiang Zhao, Shangqian Gao, Jinfang Wang, Xinjuan Liu, Yufang Hao (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A Concept Analysis of Cultural Competence
Conclusions The understanding of cultural competence of nurses that emerged in this concept analysis will contribute to the development of a rigorous design of instruments or research. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of LISTEN on Loneliness, Neuroimmunological Stress Response, Psychosocial Functioning, Quality of Life, and Physical Health Measures of Chronic Illness
Conclusions LISTEN can effectively diminish loneliness and decrease the systolic blood pressure in community-dwelling, chronically ill, older adults. Results indicate that this population, if left with untreated loneliness, may experience functional impairment over a period as short as 4 months. Further studies on LISTEN are needed with larger samples, in varied populations, and over longer periods of time to assess the long-term effects of diminishing loneliness in multiple chronic conditions. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Core Competence Evaluation Standards for Emergency Nurse Specialist: Developing and Testing Psychometric Properties
Discussion The CCESENS demonstrated sound internal consistency reliability, content validity, and construct validity. The proposed standard provides an objective standard and reference for assessing, training, and evaluating core competence of ENS. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pilot study: Nursing students' perceptions of the environment in two different clinical models
Conclusion A definitive and inferential relationship between sub-scales and clinical models, namely, block and non-block dispersed models, could not be determined because of the small sample size of the block clinical model. Hence, further research should be performed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of Tai Chi on telomerase activity and gerotranscendence in middle aged and elderly adults in Chinese society
Conclusion Our data illustrated that Tai Chi had a protective effect on TA and might improve the GT in Chinese middle aged and elderly adults. The TA increased with the increasing GT in Chinese middle aged and elderly adults. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Enhancing nursing education via academic –clinical partnership: An integrative review
This study described the role of academic–clinical partnership in strengthening nursing education. A search of ScienceDirect, PubMed, Medline, and PsychINFO on EBCSOhost and Google Scholar was conducted using the following key words: academic–clinical collaboration, academic–clinical partnership, academic practitioner gap, and college hospital partnership or/and nursing. Furthermore, peer reviewed reports on academic–clinical partnership in nursing were included in the search. Thirty-three records from 2002 to 2016 were reviewed. Six themes emerged from the review: mutual and shared goals, evidence-...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of yoga on negative emotions in patients with breast cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusion Yoga is valuable in improving negative moods in patients with breast cancer. We also concluded five key mechanisms of yoga therapy in improving negative moods. Further well-designed RCTs with large sample size and long-term follow-up are needed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

School Health Promotion: A Cross-sectional study on Clean and Healthy Living Program Behavior (CHLB) among Islamic Boarding Schools in Indonesia
Conclusions Knowledge, attitude, and behavior toward CHLB differ with health education and grade level. Thus, IBS can promote personal hygiene practice and environmental sanitations for the prevention of diseases in school-based environments. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Status of the Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Nursing Association and analysis of the development trend of nursing research
Conclusions The geographical distribution of winning projects presented a regional concentration trend. The categories of winning projects are diverse, and our country has made great achievements in every category, particularly in specialty nursing. Most of the project leaders were academic or hospital directors. The stumbling block to nursing research is the lack of high-quality research projects with international influence. Future research should learn from the experiences of developed countries, focus on the in-depth refinement of specialty nursing, and highlight the importance of collaboration to coordinate and promot...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of picture description education on compliance behaviors of diabetics in western Sichuan district
Conclusion Picture description education can improve the knowledge of patients with diabetes, enhance treatment compliance, and maintain blood glucose at a desirable level. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Insights on the Development of TCM Nursing
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Jun-Qiang Zhao, Fen Zhou, Ying Sun, Run-Xi Tian, Je Kan Adler-Collins, Yu-Fang Hao (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Application and Evaluation of Improved Surgical Aseptic Technique Curriculum in Specialty Nurse Training in Henan Province
Conclusion Novel surgical aseptic technique and application in the curriculum design of training for OR nurses should be developed to enhance their mastery of theoretical and practical skills and to modify their behaviors. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Digital Resources for Nursing Education: Open Courseware and Massive Open Online Courses
This article provides the reader with a brief history of the development of OCW and MOOCs, conceptual descriptions, and guidance about how to access and use these new online resources. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pilot Study: Nursing Students ’ Perceptions of the Environment in Two Different Clinical Models
Conclusion A definitive and inferential relationship between sub-scales and clinical models, namely, block and non-block dispersed models, could not be determined because of the small sample size of the block clinical model. Hence, further research should be performed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Infertility Self-Efficacy Scale
Conclusion This 16-item CISE is a reliable and valid measure to evaluate perceived self-efficacy among a sample of Chinese women who underwent infertility treatment. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A qualitative study on nurses ’ reactions to inpatient suicide in general hospital
Conclusions The well-being of nurses who have experienced inpatients suicide is stressed. Effective interventions are crucial for them to better cope with the negative consequences of inpatient suicide. Relevance to clinical practice The study may help administrators fully understand the impact of inpatient suicides on nurses in general hospital. It was served as evidence and foundation to develop effective strategies and to offer individual support and continuing education. Then nurses will be facilitate suicide prevention skills, get soon recovery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 5, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Enhancing nursing education through academic clinical partnership: An integrative review
This study described the role of academic clinical partnership in strengthening nursing education. A search of ScienceDirect, Pub Med, Medline and PsychINFO on EBCSOhost and Google scholar was conducted using the following key words; academic clinical collaboration, academic clinical partnership, academic practitioner gap, college hospital partnership or/and nursing. In addition peer reviewed reports on academic clinical partnership in nursing were included in the search. Thirty three records for the period 2002 to 2016 were reviewed. Six themes emerged from the review; mutual and shared goals, evidence based practice, res...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Quality of Life, Self-care Knowledge Access, and Self-care Needs in Patients with Colon stomas One Month after Surgery in a Chinese Tumor Hospital
Conclusion The QoL of this population was not good. Self-care program can be developed in accordance with their needs and education background. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Just how men demonstrate caring in clinical practice: a literature review
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Wen Zhang, Yi-Lan Liu this article aims to explore gender stereotype of male nurses regarding the use of intimate care especially the application of touch, and reveal the barriers exiting for men implementing caring, finally identify the strategies they can use to copy with these barriers. Literature review showed that role stereotype is still prevalent within nursing profession. Public media should recognize the diversity of caring and apply positive materials to shape a new image of nursing. The nursing faculty...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of Tai Chi on Telomerase Activity and Gerotranscendence in Chinese Community Middle-aged and Elderly Adults
Conclusion Our data illustrated that Tai Chi may have a protective effect on TA and it may improve GT in Chinese middle-aged and elderly adults. TA increased with GT improved for Chinese middle-aged and elderly adults. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Prevalence of underweight and overweight among school-aged children and it's association with children's sociodemographic and lifestyle in Indonesia
Conclusions The prevalence of underweight and overweight among school-aged children in Makassar, Indonesia is high. These conditions are associated with the sociodemographic characteristics of children and parents, as well as the lifestyle of children. Parental characteristics and children's lifestyle should be considered when planning prevention and intervention programs for underweight or overweight children. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Comparing maternal and neonatal outcomes between hands-and-knees delivery position and supine position
Conclusions This study proves that women who delivered in the hands-and-knees position achieved low rates of episiotomy and intact perineum. Moreover, the rates of neonatal asphyxia and postpartum bleeding did not increase. Pregnant patients who prefer to adopt the hands-and-knees position should be assisted in assuming such position during delivery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Case management does not decrease mortality of patients with myocardial infarction or unstable angina: Evidence from a systematic review
Conclusion Case management is not beneficial to all-cause mortality after myocardial infarction or unstable angina compared to routine care. Additional, prospective RCTs of high quality and large scale are warranted to verify these results. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The Nurse –Nurse Collaboration Behavior Scale: Development and psychometric testing
Conclusion The NNCB Scale developed in this study demonstrates acceptable reliability and validity for measuring the level of NNCB. Its implementration on a broader scale would at the very least guide and promote collaborative relationships between nurses involved in patient care. It should be noted that the scale requires further psychometric testing using a larger sample size of nurses who also represent a wider diversity of backgrounds, as well as researchers who are encouraged to improve the instrument. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based therapies for patients living  HIV/AIDS
Publication date: March 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author(s): Xu Tian, Guo-Min Song (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Prevalence of underweight and overweight among school-aged children and it ’s association with children’s sociodemographic and lifestyle in Indonesia
Conclusions The prevalence of underweight and overweight among school-aged children in Makassar, Indonesia is high. These conditions are associated with the sociodemographic characteristics of children and parents, as well as the lifestyle of children. Parental characteristics and children’s lifestyle should be considered when planning prevention and intervention programs for underweight or overweight children. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Management of work place bullying in hospital: A  review of the use of cognitive rehearsal as an alternative management strategy
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Wee Meng Steven Koh Lateral violence is not uncommon in workplaces. Unfortunately, nursing, a profession that builds its practice on compassion and code of ethics while caring for their patients is not spared from this phenomenon of lateral violence. Studies have reported cases of lateral violence among nurses to occur frequently worldwide. The impact of lateral violence has serious repercussions not only on the health of bullied victims but also on the structure and financial spending of the organisation. More imp...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Management of work place bullying in hospital: A review of the use of cognitive rehearsal as an alternative management strategy
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Wee Meng Steven Koh Lateral violence is not uncommon in workplaces. Unfortunately, nursing, a profession that builds its practice on compassion and code of ethics while caring for their patients is not spared from this phenomenon of lateral violence. Studies have reported cases of lateral violence among nurses to occur frequently worldwide. The impact of lateral violence has serious repercussions not only on the health of bullied victims but also on the structure and financial spending of the organisation. More imp...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Necessity for disaster-related nursing competency training of emergency nurses in China
Conclusion : As a direct response to disaster, emergency nurses should improve the comprehensive ability of disaster nursing by systematic disaster nursing education and professional training (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Management of work place bullying in hospital: a review of the use of cognitive rehearsal as an alternative management strategy
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): W.M.S. Koh Lateral violence is not uncommon in workplaces. Unfortunately, nursing, a profession that builds its practice on compassion and code of ethics while caring for their patients is not spared from this phenomenon of lateral violence. Studies have reported cases of lateral violence among nurses to occur frequently worldwide. The impact of lateral violence has serious repercussions not only on the health of bullied victims but also on the structure and financial spending of the organisation. More importantly,...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Validation of Neuropathic Pain Assessment Tools among Chinese Patients with Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Conclusion The LANSS or DN4 can be used to detect neuropathic pain in Chinese patients with PDPN. The BPI-DPN can be employed to monitor the effectiveness of pain intervention. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Comparison of maternal and neonatal outcomes between hands-and-knees and supine delivery positions
Conclusions This study proves that women who delivered in the hands-and-knees position achieved low rates of episiotomy and intact perineum. Moreover, the rates of neonatal asphyxia and postpartum bleeding did not increase. Pregnant patients who prefer to adopt the hands-and-knees position should be assisted in assuming such position during delivery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Literature Review for Clinical Practice
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Ausanee Wanchai, Jane M. Armer, Bob R. Stewart, Bonnie B. Lasinski Lymphedema is the swelling of soft tissues as a result of the accumulation of protein-rich fluid in extracellular spaces. Secondary lymphedema is precipitated by an event causing blockage or interruption of the lymphatic vessels. Secondary lymphedema is a potential complication that may affect the quality of life of patients treated for breast cancer. Life-long risk factors of post-breast cancer lymphedema are related to the extent of axillary no...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nursing care for diabetic toe ulcers: A case series report and literature review
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Li Ji, Jiao-jiao Bai, Jiao Sun, Zheng Wang This paper reports the treatment of eight cases with toe ulcers. The eight patients received nursing treatments, including debridement, dressings, decompression, anti-fungal management, and education from specialist nurses. The patients were also given drugs to control glucose, nourish the nerve, and improve blood circulation of the lower extremities. The toe ulcers of the eight diabetic patients healed after 42–168 days [average 85 ± 36 days]. Thus far, fe...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Discussion on the Training of Disaster-related Nursing Competencies of Emergency Nurses
This study presents several recommendations on training of emergency nurses on disaster-related nursing competencies. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Prevalence of underweight and overweight among school-aged children and it’s association with children’s sociodemographic and lifestyle in Indonesia
Conclusions The prevalence of underweight and overweight among school-aged children in Makassar, Indonesia is high. These conditions are associated with the sociodemographic characteristics of children and parents, as well as the lifestyle of children. Parental characteristics and children’s lifestyle should be considered when planning prevention and intervention programs for underweight or overweight children. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Mediating effect of self-efficacy in relationship between Emotional Intelligence and clinical communication competency of nurses
Conclusion Nursing administrators can improve the clinical communication ability of nurses by enhancing their self-efficacy and EI. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses' knowledge and attitudes regarding potential impacts of climate change on public health in central of China
Conclusion The education program about this issue in Chinese colleges or universities is still very weak nursing courses and needs to be emphasized in the future. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research