Empowering Nurses to Lead Efforts to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risk: Tools for Global Impact
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: PCNA Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA News
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Subgroup Differences and Determinants of Patient-Reported Mental and Physical Health in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease: Results From the DenHeart Study
Conclusions: Significant differences in PROs across IHD subgroups were observed and determinants for poor outcomes suggested. Results may guide differentiated care initiatives and resource allocation for preventative strategies. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Sympathetic Markers are Different Between Clinical Responders and Nonresponders After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Conclusions Preimplantation βARK1 and DHPG levels are differentiating factors between health-related quality of life clinical responders and nonresponders to LVAD, potentially signaling differing levels of sympathetic stimulation underlying clinical response. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Nonadherence to Cardiovascular Medications: A Cross-sectional Study
Background Cardiovascular medications have well-established benefits in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, adherence to these medicines is often suboptimal. To develop interventions intended to enhance adherence to cardiovascular medications, more insight is needed into the complex character of medication nonadherence. Objective The aim of the present study was to identify which factors are associated with nonadherence to cardiovascular medications in a sample of patients from Dutch community pharmacies. Methods In this cross-sectional study, patients using cardiovascula...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Medication Adherence Source Type: research

Exploring the Mechanism of Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Intervention in a Rehabilitation Program (CopenHeartRFA) for Patients Treated With Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Mixed Methods Study
Conclusion: A more in-depth understanding of the effect of a psychoeducational intervention included in a cardiac rehabilitation program has been achieved. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Interventions Source Type: research

Motivational Counseling to Reduce Sedentary Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms and Improve Health-Related Quality of Life Among Women With Metabolic Syndrome
Background Motivational interviewing, as a counseling approach, could promote not only behavioral changes but also individuals' psychological adaptation. Previous studies provide evidence that motivational interviewing focused on increasing physical activity decreases the risk of metabolic syndrome in women. Its effects on sedentary behaviors, depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life (HRQL) remain unknown. Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a 12-week motivational counseling program reduces sedentary behaviors and depressive symptoms and improves HRQL in Taiwanese women. Methods ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Interventions Source Type: research

The Contribution of Living Arrangements, Social Support, and Self-efficacy to Self-management Behaviors Among Individuals With Heart Failure: A Path Analysis
Conclusions: Our results support the Individual and Family Self-management Theory, highlighting the importance of social support and self-efficacy to foster self-management behaviors for individuals with HF. Future research is needed to further explore relationships among living arrangements, perceived and received social support, self-efficacy, and HF self-management. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Dietary Sodium Intake is Predicted by Antihypertensive Medication Regimen in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions Sodium intake was higher among patients prescribed ACE inhibitors. Interventions to assist patients with HF with dietary sodium adherence can be informed by assessing medication regimens. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Heart Failure Symptoms and Factors Associated With Heart Failure Symptoms
Background: A majority of patients with heart failure (HF) experience HF symptoms. Some literature suggests sex differences in the status of and also factors associated with HF symptoms. However, information on common HF symptom status and factors associated with HF symptoms in male and female patients is scarce. Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine HF symptom status and factors associated with HF symptoms in male and female patients with HF. Methods: Descriptive data on HF symptoms, psychological factors (depressive symptoms and perceived control), sociodemographic factors (age and sex), clinical facto...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Self-care Maintenance and Management in Patients With Heart Failure: Testing a Path Model
Conclusion: Self-care confidence decreases the negative effects of depressive symptoms on self-care. This study underscores the need for interventions targeting patients' self-care confidence to maximize self-care among patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Associations of Diagnoses of Fatigue and Depression With Use of Medical Services in Patients With Heart Failure
We examined the associations of diagnoses of fatigue and depression with use of medical services in patients with preserved and reduced LVEF, controlling for covariates. Methods: Data were collected on fatigue, depression, covariates, and use of medical services. Patients (N = 582) were divided into 2 groups based on LVEF ( (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Let's Get It Into Practice!
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA News
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Questionnaires Designed to Assess Knowledge of Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: In the literature, 7 validated questionnaires are available for assessing AF knowledge, in which the items often cover knowledge of AF in general, symptoms, treatments, and complications. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

An iPad-based Measure of Processing Speed in Older Adults Hospitalized for Heart Failure
Background In older adults hospitalized with heart failure (HF), cognitive impairment is associated with increased hospital readmission and mortality risk. There is no consensus on an objective, scalable method of cognitive screening in this population. Objective The aim of this project was to determine the feasibility, test-retest reliability, and convergent validity of the Processing Speed Test (PST), a test of information processing, attention, and working memory administered on an iPad in older adults hospitalized with HF. Methods Patients hospitalized with HF (n = 30) and age-, sex-, and education-matched cont...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Perceived Stress Among Patients With Heart Failure Who Have Low Socioeconomic Status: A Mixed-Methods Study
Conclusions: Social determinants of health negatively impact the ability of low-SES patients to manage their HF symptoms and adhere to a medication and dietary regimen. It is important that healthcare providers assess patients' stressors so appropriate referral to services can occur. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

“Why Would I Choose Death?”: A Qualitative Study of Patient Understanding of the Role and Limitations of Cardiac Devices
Conclusions: In our sample, patients with cardiac devices overestimated the impact of their devices on preventing disease progression and death and deprioritized advance care planning as a result. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Predictors of Heart Failure Readmission in a High-Risk Primarily Hispanic Population in a Rural Setting
CONCLUSIONS Previous ED use and AF at discharge predicted early HF readmission in a high-risk, primarily Hispanic, rural population in a low-socioeconomic region. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Malignant and Benign Phenotypes of Multimorbidity in Heart Failure: Implications for Clinical Practice
Conclusions: We found a differential pattern of health outcomes according to pattern of comorbidity present in older patients hospitalized with HF and exposed to postdischarge, multidisciplinary management. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Erratum
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Erratum Source Type: research

Evaluating Perceptions of Self-efficacy and Quality of Life in Patients Having Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Their Family Caregivers
Conclusions Differences between patients' and caregivers' perceptions of patient self-efficacy for maintaining function should be addressed before surgery to reduce discordance. Patients' self-efficacy for maintaining function was associated with their own quality of life. There was no partner (relationship) effect of self-efficacy on quality of life. More research is needed in this area. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Outcomes Source Type: research

Direct-Thrombin Inhibitor Utilization in Patients With Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Undergoing Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis: A Summary of Published Case Reports
Conclusions: The use of DTIs might be safe and effective in selected patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and undergoing CDT. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Outcomes Source Type: research

Patients' Intensive Telephone-Based Care Program Reduces Depression in Coronary Artery Disease Patients and May Contribute to Favorable Overall Survival by Decreasing Depression
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of patients' intensive telephone-based care program (PITC) on depression and its correlation with overall survival in patients with coronary artery disease who have depression. Methods: A total of 224 patients with coronary artery disease who were complicated with depression were allocated randomly to the PITC group and control group in a 1:1 ratio. In the PITC group, PITC and usual care were performed, whereas in the control group, only usual care was given. Depression was assessed using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale–Depression (HADS-...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Effect of Digital Storytelling on Anxiety in Patients Who Are Candidates for Open-Heart Surgery
Background Open-heart surgery in persons with cardiovascular disease is associated with high levels of anxiety. Objective The goal of this study was to determine the effect of digital storytelling on anxiety in patients who were candidates for open-heart surgery. Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 80 patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The intervention group received routine training and digital storytelling. In each group, anxiety was measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory anxiety scale before surgery and 5 days after surgery. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software V18. Res...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Nurse-led Motivational Telephone Follow-up After Same-day Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Reduces Readmission and Contacts to General Practice
Conclusion: Nurse-led motivational telephone follow-up did not influence adherence to antiplatelet medical therapy after PCI. However, the intervention positively influenced self-management of angina pectoris and reduced hospital readmissions and self-initiated contacts to general practitioners and hospitals. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Sex, Age, Race/Ethnicity, Veteran Status, and the Likelihood of Reporting Cardiovascular Conditions in the National Health Interview Survey
Conclusion This study demonstrates that previous military service is linked to the reporting of cardiovascular disease conditions by using nationally representative data to examine the moderating effects of veteran status on the relationship between race/ethnicity, sex, functional status, and age and cardiovascular disease for veterans living in the general US population. The findings suggest a waning healthy soldier effect for the youngest American veterans and indicate that female veterans' cardiovascular health is at greatest risk. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Barriers and Predictors Associated With Accessing Oral Healthcare Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease in Australia
Conclusions The accessibility and affordability of dental care, as well as lack of oral health awareness, are key barriers and predictors for patients with cardiovascular disease accessing dental care. Greater emphasis on oral health is needed in the cardiac setting, along with appropriate dental referral pathways. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Widened QRS-T Angle May Be a Measure of Poor Ventricular Stretch During Exercise Among On-duty Firefighters
Conclusions: A negative correlation existed between QRS-T angle and maximal diastolic BP and postexercise diastolic BP. Lower maximum diastolic BP during and after exercise may be a sign of poor ventricular stretch. A widened spatial QRS-T angle may represent poor ventricular stretch. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Improving Medication Adherence Research Reporting: European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence Medication Adherence Reporting Guideline
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Editorial Source Type: research

Global Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention: A Call to Action for Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: PCNA Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Caregiver Contribution to Self-care in Patients With Heart Failure: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
Conclusions Although caregivers described contributing to patients' HF self-care maintenance and management, some of their practices were incorrect. Because the caregiver contributions to HF self-care can improve patient outcomes, clinicians should routinely assess caregiver HF self-care practices and provide education and reinforcement regarding evidence-based practices. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Can Computerized Cognitive Training Improve Cognition in Patients With Heart Failure?: A Review
Conclusion Computerized cognitive trainings show promise in enhancing the cognition of patients with HF. The stability of the current findings would need to be tested in RCTs with larger sample sizes to validate the use of CCTs in targeting cognitive impairment and self-care abilities for patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Healthcare Providers' Perceived Communication Barriers to Offering Palliative Care to Patients With Heart Failure: An Integrative Review
Conclusions The results of this review emphasize a lack of knowledge as a barrier to delivering palliative care. Healthcare providers caring for individuals with heart failure need palliative care knowledge, skills, and competencies to ensure that this vulnerable population receives holistic patient-centered care. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Association Between Medication Adherence and Admission Blood Pressure Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke
Conclusions: Stroke education in China should focus on patients' poor understanding of the importance for sustained antihypertensive medication adherence to improve blood pressure control and prevent stroke. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Psychometric Testing of the Revised Self-Care of Heart Failure Index
Conclusions: Our analysis supports validity and reliability of the SCHFI v7.2. It is freely available to users on the website: www.self-care-measures.com. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Heart Failure Symptom Biology in Response to Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Conclusions: These findings provide new insights into the many ways in which symptoms and biomarkers provide concordant or discordant information about LVAD response. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

A Situation-Specific Theory of Caregiver Contributions to Heart Failure Self-care
Conclusions The Situation-Specific Theory of Caregiver Contributions to HF Self-care is still in its infancy, and more research is needed to strengthen the evidence supporting the theory. But at this point, the theory may help to guide future studies addressing caregiver contributions to HF self-care and clinical practice aimed at improving caregiver and patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Heart Failure Care Dyadic Typology: Initial Conceptualization, Advances in Thinking, and Future Directions of a Clinically Relevant Classification System
Conclusions Development and testing of the typology across 5 studies resulted in a well-characterized, pragmatic and parsimonious, person-oriented classification system for understanding how patients and informal caregivers conduct patients' HF self-care at home. The 4 types are characterized as 2 individually oriented types—type I, patient oriented; type II, caregiver oriented; and 2 relationally oriented types—type III, collaboratively oriented; and type IV, incongruently oriented. We have devised a single-item measure of typology group that can be assessed in the clinical setting. Once this information is ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Experiences of Undergoing Enhanced External Counterpulsation in Patients With Refractory Angina Pectoris: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions: Enhanced external counterpulsation was perceived as an unknown treatment option among these patients with RAP. Nurses should emphasize education before and during treatment based on individualized care needs to improve knowledge and treatment experience, as well as prevent discomfort. There is a great need to increase the awareness of EECP among healthcare professionals because it can improve the life situation for patients with RAP. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Existentially Oriented Group Intervention for Patients With Heart Failure: Intervention Development and Preliminary Assessment
Conclusions: On the basis of our preliminary findings, the “existentially oriented group intervention for patients with heart failure” is recommended to be further tested among patients coping with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

A Tailored Dietary Sodium Intervention Using Technology and Psychosocial Support: A Pilot Study
Background In patients with heart failure (HF), high dietary sodium intake is common and associated with HF symptoms, poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and high hospitalization rates. Purpose The aims of this study were to examine the feasibility of a tailored dietary intervention with a practical tool (MyFitnessPal) and to obtain preliminary data about the effects on sodium intake, factors affecting sodium intake (knowledge, skills, experiences, confidence, perceived benefits and barriers, and depressive symptoms), HF symptoms, and HRQOL. Methods A 6-session intervention was delivered to 11 participants...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Commentary on “Acute Lower Leg Heating Increases Exercise Capacity in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease”
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Acute Lower Leg Heating Increases Exercise Capacity in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease
Background/Objective: In this pilot study, we tested the hypothesis that acute lower leg heating (LLH) increases postheating popliteal artery blood flow and 6-minute walk distance in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Methods: Six patients (5 male, 1 female) with PAD (69 ± 6.9 years; claudication: ankle-brachial index (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Interventions Source Type: research

Translation and Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Chinese Version of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory in Older Adults
Conclusions: The Self-care of Hypertension Inventory has been successfully translated and cross-culturally adapted to Chinese. It is suitable for application to elderly Chinese patients with hypertension. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Risk Detection and Reduction Source Type: research

Public Reporting of Cardiac Outcomes for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review of the Evidence
Conclusions: Although public reporting may have had intentions of improving care, there is strong evidence that this policy did not result in more timely PCIs or improved mortality of patients with AMI. In fact, public reporting resulted in unintended consequences of not providing care for the most vulnerable patients in fear of an adverse outcome. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Risk Detection and Reduction Source Type: research

Comparison of Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurements in Association With Preclinical Hypertensive Cardiovascular Damage
Objective: To evaluate whether home or ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring was associated with preclinical hypertensive cardiovascular target organ damage (TOD). Methods: We enrolled participants with prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension from 11 medical centers within the Taiwan hypertension-associated cardiac disease consortium. Recordings of clinical BP measurement, ambulatory BP monitoring for 24 hours, and home BP monitoring during morning and evening were made. The measured parameters of target organ damage included left ventricular mass index (LVMI), left atrial volume index (LAVI), and carotid-femoral...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Risk Detection and Reduction Source Type: research

New 2018 Cholesterol Guideline: Enhanced Risk Estimation and Therapeutic Options Drive Shared Decision Making
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 16, 2019 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 - February 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research