Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report: Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Committee
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Source Type: research

Rural Health: The Continuing Challenge to Promote Cardiovascular Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

The Unintended Consequences of Subjective Assessments and the Need for Objective Measurement in Emergency Departments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Gender Differences in the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Taiwanese Air Force Personnel: A Population-Based Study
Background Authors of several studies have reported differences in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) between men and women. However, information is lacking on gender difference among military personnel. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of MetS and its component abnormalities among Taiwanese Air Force personnel by gender and age groups. Methods A population-based study was conducted including 14 872 Taiwanese Air Force personnel. Data were retrieved from the military's Health Management Information System. Analyses were performed using Student t test, χ2 test, and linear-by...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a Home-Based Telehealth Exercise Training Program for Patients With Cardiometabolic Multimorbidity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions A 12-week home-based telehealth exercise training program is feasible and effective in increasing amounts of physical activity, elevating exercise capacity, and improving health-related quality of life in patients with cardiometabolic multimorbidity. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Source Type: research

Scale for Measuring Role Strain in Women With Diabetes: Development and Psychometric Testing of the Chinese Version
This study was conducted from October 2018 to May 2019 and used a cross-sectional design. Based on literature reviews and results of focus groups, a 28-item role strain scale was developed and administered to 519 women with diabetes in Taiwan. Item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, concurrent validity, and reliability testing were used to examine the psychometric characteristics of the scale. Results A 9-item role strain scale including subscales for role guilt and role conflict, supported by exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, was produced. High role strain s...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Source Type: research

A Prediction Model of Rehabilitation Motivation in Middle-Aged Survivors of Stroke in Rehabilitation Facilities in Korea
Background To improve the health outcomes of survivors of stroke, it is critical that they are highly motivated to engage in rehabilitation activities. Despite the increasing prevalence of strokes among middle-aged adults, there is limited knowledge regarding factors that may affect survivors' motivation to engage in rehabilitation. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the relationship among factors that predict the rehabilitation motivation of middle-aged survivors after a stroke through structural equation modeling. Methods A total of 200 middle-aged (40–64 years) survivors of stroke from 9 rehabi...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

Stroke Survivors' Feelings and Perceptions of Their Recovery After a Tai Chi Exercise Intervention: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
Conclusions Using storytelling, healthcare providers can discuss the benefits of tai chi and then relate the feelings and perceptions of other stroke survivors' experiences to encourage engagement in regular physical activity to aid in the poststroke recovery process. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

NursE led Atrial Fibrillation Management: The NEAT Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions A brief nurse-delivered educational intervention did not significantly impact on HRQoL or risk factor status in individuals with AF. Further research should focus on interventions of greater intensity to improve outcomes in this population. Trial Registration: ACTRN12615000928516 (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: research

Exploring Patients' Values and Preferences for Initial Atrial Fibrillation Education
Conclusions Addressing emotional and quality of life concerns at the time of AF diagnosis reduced fear and was critical for enabling participants to attend to discussions about treatment and self-management. The value participants placed on written and video resources as an adjunct to verbal explanation suggests that providers should consider educational approaches beyond verbal explanations. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: research

Psychometric Characteristics of the Caregiver Contribution to Self-care of Heart Failure Index in a South American Population
Conclusions The CC-SCHFI is a valid and reliable scale to measure caregiver contributions to self-care maintenance, caregiver contributions to self-care management, and caregiver confidence in HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Benefits of Tai Chi Exercise Among Adults With Chronic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusion Tai chi can be easily integrated into existing cardiac rehabilitation programs. Further research is needed with rigorous study designs and larger samples before widespread recommendations can be made. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Patterns of Heart Failure Dyadic Illness Management: The Important Role of Gender
Conclusion There is an engendered spectrum of collaboration in how HF patient–care partner dyads work together to manage HF that needs to be considered in clinical care and research. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Risk and Outcomes in Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: An Integrative Review
Conclusions Intimate partner violence is a stressor that directly and indirectly influences women's cardiovascular health. Therefore, it is essential for healthcare providers to routinely screen IPV status in clinical practice. Targeted interventions, such as assessing women's coping strategies and evaluating their cardiovascular health using a total risk factor approach, are recommended to prevent or reduce the deleterious effects of violence on this large, vulnerable group of women. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Nursing Care Practices for Patients With Pulmonary Embolism Undergoing Treatment With Ultrasound-Assisted Thrombolysis: An Integrative Review
Conclusion There is lack of sufficient information for the development of nursing practice guidelines for this new technology. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Enhanced External Counterpulsation Treatment on Symptom Burden, Medication Profile, Physical Capacity, Cardiac Anxiety, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Refractory Angina Pectoris
Background Patients with refractory angina pectoris experience recurrent symptoms that limit their functional capacity, including psychological distress and impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL), despite optimized medical therapy. Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is an evidence-based alternative noninvasive treatment. Although physical well-being and mental well-being are equally important components of health, few studies have investigated the psychological effects of EECP in patients with refractory angina pectoris. Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of EECP treatment in p...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: research

Experiences and Management of Incidents That Influence Sleep in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease and Insomnia
Conclusion Patients with CVD and insomnia experienced both physical and cognitive distress from their heart condition and chose to adopt nonpharmacological insomnia management. Tailored professional support is needed to change precipitating behavioral factors to be able to treat insomnia, improve sleep, reduce symptom burden, and enhance quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: research

Mindfulness, Anxiety Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Heart Failure
The objective of this study is to examine the relationships among anxiety symptoms, dispositional mindfulness, and QOL in patients with symptomatic HF. Methods In this cross-sectional study, we conducted a secondary analysis of baseline data from 70 participants. We performed descriptive statistics, bivariate Pearson correlations, and multiple linear regression. Results The sample included 70 individuals with a mean age of 65 ± 10.5 years, 89% male, mean left ejection fraction of 45.7 ± 13.6, mean total QOL of 36.9 ± 21.7, mean total mindfulness of 82.2 ± 12.8, and mean anxiety of 4.8 &plu...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: research

The Symptom Experience of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Before Their Initial Diagnosis
Conclusions The current study identified challenges participants experienced in developing awareness of their AF symptoms, the complex cognitive processes associated with evaluation, and barriers that made it difficult to respond to AF symptoms in a timely manner. Understanding the prediagnosis symptom experience from the patient's perspective is essential for the enhancement of current AF screening practices. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: research

Examining Adherence to Medication in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The Role of Medication Beliefs, Attitudes, and Depression
Conclusions Specifying medication type is important when examining nonadherence in chronic conditions. Concerns about anticoagulants, rather than depression, were significantly associated with nonadherence to anticoagulants but not antiarrhythmics. Anticoagulant concerns should be targeted at AF clinics, with an aim to reduce nonadherence and potentially modifiable adverse outcomes such as stroke. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: research

Mobile Electrocardiogram Monitoring and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the iPhone Helping Evaluate Atrial Fibrillation Rhythm Through Technology (iHEART) Study
Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with high recurrence rates and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) but few effective interventions to improve HRQOL exist. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the “iPhone Helping Evaluate Atrial Fibrillation Rhythm through Technology” (iHEART) intervention on HRQOL in patients with AF. Methods We randomized English- and Spanish-speaking adult patients with AF to receive either the iHEART intervention or usual care for 6 months. The iHEART intervention used smartphone-based electrocardiogram monitoring and motivational tex...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: research

Sleep Apnea Testing and Management in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Why is it So Difficult?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Adapting to Uncertainty: Nursing Responsiveness to COVID-19
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Implications for Cardiovascular and Socially At-risk Populations
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Health Perception Among Kentuckians Living in Appalachia
In this study, the relationship among gender, CVD risk factors, and health perception in Appalachians from Kentucky was explored. Methods: This cross-sectional secondary analysis is from a randomized controlled trial on CVD health in rural Kentucky. To assess gender differences in smoking history, χ2 was used. Independent t tests compared the mean between participants 50 years or younger and those older than 50 years with differences in body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, hemoglobin A1C, total cholesterol, and physical activity. A multivariate linear regression analysis...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Flat Times Versus Standard Care in Pediatric Patients Post Cardiac Catheterization
Conclusions For pediatric patients undergoing arterial or venous cardiac catheterizations, flat times can safely be reduced without increasing site bleeding, additional sedation, or critical care admissions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Self-reported and Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity in Children With Cardiomyopathy
Conclusion Accelerometer measurement in children with cardiomyopathy is an achievable and more objective measure of PA compared with parental report alone and highlighted low levels of PA among these children. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Energy Balance-Related Behaviors and Body Mass Index in Asian School-Aged Children With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions Sedentary lifestyle is seemingly the only EBRB correlated with being overweight. Physical activity programs for children may help prevent and treat overweight or obesity in Asian CCHD, similar to Western countries. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Caregiver Contribution to Self-Care of Heart Failure Index Version 2
Conclusions Testing of the CC-SCHFI 2 supported validity and reliability, indicating that the instrument can be used in clinical practice and research to evaluate CC to the self-care of patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Perceived Learning Needs of Patients With Heart Failure in Jordan: Perspectives of Patients, Caregivers, and Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Conclusions Although some similarities exist, there are important differences among the 3 groups on perceived importance of information. Understanding these differences may be critical in developing a tailored educational program for patients and caregivers and improving nursing practice. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Supporting the Health and Well-being of Caregivers: Co-design in Practice at a Canadian Cardiac Care Center
Conclusion Developing feasible and relevant approaches, such as informational support instruments, to meet the needs of the growing population of CVD caregivers is essential. Clinical Implications Although co-design processes are often complex, take more time and resources to implement, and involve multiple levels of an organization and community than traditional practices, these efforts may help to improve healthcare quality to stem the burden of CVD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Caregiver Strain and Heart Failure Patient Clinical Event Risk: An Extension of Previous Work
Conclusions Although findings were similar to the Italian study, the high degree of variability and contrasting findings to other studies signal a level of complexity that warrants further investigation. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Decreasing Heart Failure Readmissions Among Older Patients With Cognitive Impairment by Engaging Caregivers
Conclusions Involving caregivers in discharge education significantly reduced 30-day readmission rates for patients with HF and cognitive impairment. The Readmission Risk Score was similar between patients older than 70 years with and without cognitive impairment. We have hypothesis-generating evidence that identification of cognitive impairment and targeted caregiver engagement by nurses may be critical in the reduction of readmission rates for older patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

The Influence of Caregiver Preparedness on Caregiver Contributions to Self-care in Heart Failure and the Mediating Role of Caregiver Confidence
Conclusions Caregiver confidence may play a role in CC to self-care. Interventions to improve CC to HF self-care should not only be focused on improving caregiver preparedness but also should consider the role of caregiver confidence. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Caregiver Reactions and Psychological Distress in Family Caregivers of Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions The findings suggest that interventions for reducing the negative impact on schedule of caregiving and helping to solve the caregivers' financial concerns might help to relieve their symptoms of depression and anxiety. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Intersectionality in Heart Failure Self-care: Ignorance Is Not an Option
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Caregiving in Heart Failure
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Topic: Caregiving Source Type: research

Vaping and Use of E-Cigarette Products in Adolescents: A New Cardiopulmonary Crisis
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA News May-June 2020
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Two HEmostasis Methods After TransradIal Catheterization: THEMATIC Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusions The incidence of RAO was similar in patients who received hemostasis with a TR Band versus a pressure dressing after transradial cardiac catheterization. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiovascular Risk Source Type: research

Clusters of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Their Impact on the 20-Year Cardiovascular Risk in a General Population
Conclusion Differences in survival-free probability of CVD in relation to the number of CVRFs present were statistically significant. Further studies are needed to corroborate our results. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiovascular Risk Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Rural Women: A Literature Synthesis
Conclusions Depth in a body of knowledge on any 1 topic, such as the most efficacious means to decrease CVD risk factors in rural women and increase health promotion activities in the population, is lacking. Another area of concern is the lack of research articles published in cardiovascular journals that include CVD in rural women. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

A Systematic Review on the Effects of Nonpharmacological Sleep Interventions on Cardiometabolic Risk or Disease Outcomes
Conclusion The mediating effects of sleep improvement on cardiometabolic risk/disease control were inconclusive. More research to examine the effect of sleep-related risk-factor modification on cardiovascular health is warranted. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Development of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Body Image Concerns Questionnaire
Conclusion Using patient and healthcare professionals' involvement, we developed the 39-item ICD-BICQ to measure the prevalence of BICs in ICD recipients. The factor structure, construct validity, psychometric properties, and a clinically relevant cutoff for the ICD-BICQ will be evaluated in a quantitative study of ICD recipients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

Effects of a Comprehensive Reminder System Based on the Health Belief Model for Patients Who Have Had a Stroke on Health Behaviors, Blood Pressure, Disability, and Recurrence From Baseline to 6 Months: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion The comprehensive reminder system improved patients' health behaviors and medication adherence and reduced blood pressure and disability; the effect extended to 6 months after discharge. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

Depression and Anxiety Moderate the Relationship Between Body Image and Personal Well-being Among Patients With an Implanted Left Ventricular Assist Device
Conclusions Body image significantly predicted personal well-being among patients with an implanted LVAD. Depression alone, or depression combined with anxiety, moderated the relationships between body image and personal well-being. The current results may help to heighten healthcare providers' awareness of body image perception among patients with an implanted LVAD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Psychosocial Factors Related to Adverse Outcomes in Heart Failure Caregivers: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
Conclusions Social support mediates the effects of caregiver burden on depression but has little effect on self-care or life changes. In the presence of social support, problem solving does not mediate the effects of caregiver demands and burden on caregiver outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Insight Into Differences in Dietary Sodium Adherence Between Men and Women With Heart Failure
Conclusion The results suggest that the men with higher sodium intake than women had 2 reasons for nonadherence. They consumed more food and foods with higher sodium density than women did. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research