PCNA 24th Annual Symposium: Poster Abstracts
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: PCNA Poster Abstracts Source Type: research

Self-care: An Update on the State of the Science One Decade Later
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Sleep Quality During and After Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Psychological Health During Recovery
Background: Intensive care patients experience poor sleep quality. Psychological distress and diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are also common among former intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a frequent reason adults require treatment in ICU. The effect of on- versus off-pump surgery on sleep and recovery has not been reported. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess sleep quality of CABG patients during and after ICU, psychological well-being, HRQOL during recovery, and whether on- versus off-pump surgery affects sleep and recovery. Methods: Da...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Seasonal Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Farmers
Conclusions: Farmers in this study were physically active, ate consistent diets, and reported high health status ratings throughout the year. Cardiovascular disease risk was positively correlated with age and body mass index (P (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Do Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Effects of Exercise Self-efficacy on Physical Activity Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease?
Background: Exercise self-efficacy is an important predictor of physical activity. Patients with coronary heart disease are at risk of developing depressive symptoms that could further weaken their self-efficacy and interfere with their ability to engage in physical activity. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between depressive symptoms, exercise self-efficacy, and physical activity among patients with coronary heart disease and how the efficacy-activity relationship is affected by the patient's level of depression. Methods: A survey was conducted on 149 participants at the time of di...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Endothelial Dysfunction is Related to Glycemic Variability and Quality and Duration of Sleep in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Conclusions: Endothelial dysfunction (a precursor to cardiovascular disease) relates to glycemic control, glycemic variability, and sleep quality in T1DM. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Nursing Science Priorities: A Statement From the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing
Conclusion: Five thematic areas and 24 topic areas were identified as priorities for CV nursing research. These findings can provide a guide for CV nurse scientists and for federal and foundational funders to use in developing funding initiatives. We believe additional research and discovery in these thematic areas will help reduce the rising global burden of CV disease. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Influence of β-Adrenergic Receptor Kinase-1 on Stroke-induced Immunodeficiency Syndrome
The objective was to quantify the influence of lymphocyte BARK-1 on stroke-induced immunodeficiency in AIS patients. Methods: A prospective clinical cohort study was conducted (N = 44). Measures included age, gender, race, risk factors for stroke, stroke severity, comorbidities, presence of infection, white blood cell counts and differential proportions, and lymphocyte BARK-1. Student t tests, effect sizes, and linear and logistic regressions were conducted to test the study objective. The study was approved by the Oregon Health & Science University Institutional Review Board. Results: There were significant chan...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cultural Tailoring of Health Information and the Potential of the Internet
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Associations of Vitamin D Intake and Sleep Quality With Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults With Heart Failure
Background: Low vitamin D intake and poor sleep quality are independently associated with cognitive dysfunction in healthy older adults. However, the relationships among vitamin D intake, sleep quality, and cognitive dysfunction are unknown in older adults with heart failure (HF). Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the relationships of vitamin D intake and sleep quality with cognitive dysfunction in older adults with HF. Methods: A total of 160 older adults with HF completed the Mini-Mental State Examination to assess cognitive function. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as less than 15 mcg/day of avera...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart failure Source Type: research

Heart Failure Self-care Within the Context of Patient and Informal Caregiver Dyadic Engagement: A Mixed Methods Study
Background: Recent heart failure (HF) patient and informal caregiver (eg, dyadic) studies have either examined self-care from a qualitative or quantitative perspective. To date, the 2 types of data have not been integrated. Objective: The aim of this study was to understand HF self-care within the context of dyadic engagement. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, mixed methods (quantitative/qualitative) study. Heart failure self-care was measured with the Self-care of Heart Failure Index (v.6) dichotomized to adequate (≥70) or inadequate ( (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart failure Source Type: research

The Association Between Depressive Symptoms and N-Terminal Pro–B-Type Natriuretic Peptide With Functional Status in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusion: When examined together, depressive symptoms rather than NT-proBNP levels predicted functional status. Clinical Implications: Adequate treatment of depressive symptoms may lead to better functional status regardless of HF severity. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

The Effect of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain on Sexual Function and Quality of Life of Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
Conclusions: The coexistence of coronary heart disease and musculoskeletal pain does not seem to affect patients' sexual function, but it negatively affects Patients' quality of life. This study emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary team working in a cardiac rehabilitation program addressing issues related to pain, sexual function, and quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Quality of Life for Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defect: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Having a child with CHD negatively affects parental QOL. Future research should include targeting fathers to improve understanding of their unique perceptions and needs. Longitudinal studies should also describe correlations of parental QOL with their child’s developmental outcomes. Efficacy studies testing supportive interventions on outcomes such as improved adjustment and QOL are needed. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Illness Uncertainty and Posttraumatic Stress in Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions: Young adults with CHD may be at risk for the development of long-term psychological stress and PTSD in the setting of chronic uncertainty. Regular monitoring to identify PTSS/PTSD may be a means to promote treatment adherence and participation in healthcare. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Design and Rationale of the Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients Study
Conclusions: This research will provide new knowledge about the efficacy of BrainHQ to improve memory and increase serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in heart failure. If efficacious, the intervention will provide a new therapeutic approach that is easy to disseminate to treat a serious comorbid condition of heart failure. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Effects of a Tablet Computer on Self-care, Quality of Life, and Knowledge: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Background: Conflicting results have been reported for telemonitoring in patients with heart failure (HF). We wanted to evaluate whether patients using a tablet computer aimed at improving self-care behavior could do so and also whether it affects quality of life and health-related quality of life, disease knowledge, and in-hospital days. Methods and Results: Patients with HF (n = 82) were randomized to the intervention group (IG) with a tablet computer (giving information and advice) or the control group (CG) that was subject to standard care. Study was completed by 72 patients, with a mean (SD) age of 75 (8) years, ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Accelerometer-Measured Daily Activity Levels and Related Factors in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Consistent with previous research, patients with HF are not meeting recommended guidelines for 150 minutes of MVPA per week. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

Effects of Static Stretching Exercise on Lumbar Flexibility and Central Arterial Stiffness
We examined the effects of a single bout of a structured, static stretching exercise on arterial stiffness, LF, peripheral and central blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) and tested the association between LF and central arterial stiffness. Method: The study had a pretest-posttest design without a control group. Thirty healthy women followed a video demonstration of a 30-minute whole-body stretching exercise. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), augmentation index, LF, peripheral and central BP, and HR were measured before and after the stretching exercise. Results: One bout of a static stretching exerc...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Culturally Specific Interventions to Increase Physical Activity for Older Asian Americans
Conclusions: Future studies would benefit from larger sample sizes, a wider representation of Asian ethnic subgroups, and concentrated efforts to implement deep level adaptations that may increase the salience and sustainability of these interventions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

Functional Capacity but Not Early Uptake of Cardiac Rehabilitation Predicts Readmission in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome
Conclusions: Sex, race, and functional capacity were important predictors of readmission for metabolic syndrome, even when cardiac rehabilitation intake was delayed. Results raise questions about the unique traits of patients with metabolic syndrome and need for novel approaches to improve cardiac rehabilitation utilization and functional capacity in metabolic syndrome. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Source Type: research

Shared Decision Making: Partnering With Patients to Improve Cardiovascular Care and Outcomes
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Exercise Strategies for Prevention From Exercise is Medicine
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

A Meta-ethnography of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors’ Meanings on Life and Death
Conclusions: An existential trajectory and a need for meaning are central in the experience of OHCA survivors. When existential issues are not addressed, the ongoing suffering may interfere with survivors’ recovery and quality of life. Future research needs to address specific needs and ways to support survivors’ meaning-making. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Does Lifestyle Exercise After a Cardiac Event Improve Metabolic Syndrome Profile in Older Adults?
Conclusions: After a cardiac event, older patients who engage in lifestyle exercise at the recommended amount have improvement in their metabolic syndrome profile. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory Into Brazilian Portuguese
Conclusions: Cross-cultural adaptation of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory successfully produced a Portuguese-language version of the instrument for further evaluation of psychometric properties. Once that step is completed, the scale can be used in Brazil. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Instrument Adaptation Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the 9-item European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Rasch Analysis Among Iranian Patients
Conclusions: Despite the DIF displayed in 1 item across the NYHA classes, the EHFScB-9 demonstrated sound psychometric properties in patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Instrument Adaptation Source Type: research

Quality and Cultural Sensitivity of Linguistically Appropriate Cardiovascular Disease Information for Chinese Immigrants: A Review of Online Resources From Heart Foundations
Conclusions: Chinese-language CVD resources were inconsistent in the supply of key information. Quality and level of cultural sensitivity were adequate, but most resources lacked culturally specific references. Comprehensive, high-quality CVD resources powered by Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager from Aries Systems Corporation tailored for Chinese immigrants are urgently needed for healthcare providers to support CVD education and care of patients belonging to this population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Instrument Adaptation Source Type: research

Effect of Rehabilitation on Sleep Quality After Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Data From a Randomized Trial
Conclusion: The rehabilitation program showed no effect on sleep quality. A large proportion of patients reported poor sleep quality, and patients reporting anxiety, depression, or AF symptoms described worse sleep quality compared with patients who did not experience anxiety, depression, or AF symptoms. More research in the field is warranted. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Practitioner Gender and Quality of Care in Ambulatory Cardiology Practices: A Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence (PINNACLE) Registry
Background: Some studies suggest that female practitioners are more likely to provide guideline-concordant care than male practitioners; however, little is known about the role of practitioner gender in cardiology. Objective: The aim of the study was to measure the association between practitioner gender and adherence to the cardiovascular performance measures in the American College of Cardiology's ambulatory Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry. Methods: Patients with at least 1 outpatient visit with a unique practitioner were included. Among eligible patients, adherence to 7 guideline-supported p...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Cardiovascular Health and HIV Source Type: research

Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in the Post–Acute Coronary Syndrome Patient
Conclusion: Extended dual antiplatelet therapy has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding, which must be considered along with the anti-ischemic benefits of dual antiplatelet therapy when deciding on the optimal treatment duration for individual patients. Clinical Implications: Treatment duration must be tailored to the patient after a thorough evaluation of individual ischemic and bleeding risk factors. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Pharmacology: Evidence Meets Practice Source Type: research

The Influence of Exercise on Cardiovascular Health in Sedentary Adults With Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Background: Lifestyle physical activity (ie, moderate physical activity during routine daily activities most days of the week) may benefit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–positive adults who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Objective: The aims of this study were to describe lifestyle physical activity patterns in HIV-positive adults and to examine the influence of lifestyle physical activity on markers of cardiovascular health. Our secondary objective was to compare these relationships between HIV-positive adults and well-matched HIV-uninfected adults. Methods: A total of 109 HIV-positive adult...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Cardiovascular Health and HIV Source Type: research

Impact of Mother-Daughter Relationship on Hypertension Self-management and Quality of Life: Testing Dyadic Dynamics Using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model
Background: Although hypertension (HTN) treatment rates are similar across age groups of women, effective control is significantly worse among older women. Only 20% of hypertensive women aged 70 to 79 years have controlled blood pressure. Objectives: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to test the effects of the quality of mother-daughter relationship, inner strength, and control on HTN self-management and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for both members of the dyad at 6 months. The Actor-Partner Interdependence Model was used to examine the direct (“actor”) and indirect (“partner&rdquo...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Dyadic Relationships Source Type: research

Complex Decision-Making in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis
Conclusions: Commonalities were present across therapies, which involved the timing of discussions, the delivery of information, and considerations of the future. Exploring this further could help support patient-centered care and optimize shared decision-making interventions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Self-care Moderates the Relationship Between Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life in Heart Failure
Conclusion: In HF, HRQOL is dependent on both the severity of physical and depressive symptoms and the level of engagement in HF self-care behaviors. Future research should consider both self-care behaviors and symptoms when examining patient HRQOL. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Self-efficacy Mediates the Relationship Between Motivation and Physical Activity in Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Motivation is necessary in patients with heart failure (HF) who are attempting to become more physically active but may not be sufficient to initiate physical activity. Self-efficacy might explain the relationship between motivation and physical activity. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the role of exercise self-efficacy in the relationship between exercise motivation and physical activity in patients with HF. Methods: A total of 100 stable patients with HF (88% in New York Heart Association class II/III; mean age, 67 ± 13 years; 62% men) were studied. Self-efficacy was measured w...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

State of the Science in Heart Failure Symptom Perception Research: An Integrative Review
Conclusions: Existing research fails to capture all of the elements in the theoretical definition of symptom perception. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Source Type: research

Social Support, Unstable Angina, and Stroke as Predictors of Depression in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Erratum Source Type: research

Access to Innovative Medicine: A Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Position Statement to Reduce the Barriers
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Association Between Appetite and Health Status in Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Decreased appetite and depressive symptoms are clinical problems in patients with heart failure. Both may result in impaired health status. Objective: The aims of this study were to investigate the association between appetite and health status in patients with heart failure and to explore whether depressive symptoms moderate this association. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, patients with heart failure (n = 186; mean age, 71 years), New York Heart Association class II to IV, participated. Data on appetite (Council of Nutrition Appetite Questionnaire), depressive symptoms (Patient Health Question...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship With Exercise, Depression, and Hopelessness in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease
Conclusions: These findings show a beneficial effect on home-based exercise for those who dog-walk at least 1 day per week. Healthcare professionals should encourage dog walking to increase dog owners' physical activity levels. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Variables Related to Communication About Prognosis Between Nurses and Patients at Heart Failure Clinics in Sweden and the Netherlands
Conclusions: Discussing prognosis with patients with HF by nurses at the HF clinic is related to the characteristics of patients and HF nurses. Future interventions to improve communications about prognosis therefore should have a broad approach. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Psychometric Validation of the Mandarin Version Control Attitudes Scale-Revised Questionnaire in Taiwanese Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Perceived control is an important construct in patients with heart failure (HF) and related to improved health outcomes. There is no reliable and valid instrument available for the measurement of perceived control in Taiwan, limiting the practical application of the construct in research and clinical practice. Purpose: The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt, and validate the Mandarin version of the Control Attitudes Scale-Revised (Mandarin CAS-R) in Taiwanese patients with HF. Methods: The Mandarin CAS-R was developed using a translation/back-translation process and semantic equivalenc...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Quality of Life Source Type: research

Social Support, Unstable Angina, and Stroke as Predictors of Depression in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
Background: Depression is known to adversely affect coronary heart disease patients in western countries; however, no study of social support and depression has been conducted in the Chinese population. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. Methods: Between January and December 2015, a cross-sectional sample of 105 Taiwanese patients from cardiology units completed a demographic and clinical characteristics questionnaire, Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Social Support Inventory, and Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Resu...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Quality of Life Source Type: research

Survivors of an Acute Coronary Syndrome With Lower Patient Activation Are More Likely to Experience Declines in Health-Related Quality of Life
Conclusions: Hospital survivors of an ACS with lower activation may be more likely to experience declines in mental and disease-specific HRQOL than more-activated patients, identifying a group at risk of poor outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Quality of Life Source Type: research

Phenotype of Same-Day–Discharge Patients After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Background: Overnight observation is the standard of care for uncomplicated elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, same-day discharge (SDD) is reportedly safe using predetermined criteria and patient risk categories. Characteristics of patients with SDD have not yet been described. Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the phenotype of patients appropriate for SDD after PCI without predetermined criteria and patient risk categories. Methods: Analysis of PCI registry data was conducted on patients (n = 2174) who underwent elective and nonelective PCI between January 2012 and June ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Acute Care Source Type: research