Patient Activation in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Conclusions: Patients hospitalized with ADHF with lower activation are less satisfied, have worse health literacy, more often require skilled care, and are at increased risk for early postdischarge mortality. Activation can be easily measured and may help clinicians identify high-risk patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Impact of Fatigue Characteristics on Quality of Life in Patients After Heart Transplantation
Conclusions: Fatigue interference had a greater influence on QOL domains than fatigue intensity. The degree to which fatigue interferes with daily life should be assessed, and suitable interventions should be introduced in clinical settings to help patients manage their fatigue and improve their QOL. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Influence of Baseline Psychological Health on Muscle Pain During Atorvastatin Treatment
Conclusion: Baseline well-being and depression were not significant predictors of pain after 6 months of ATORVA (P values ≥ .05). Thus, they do not appear to increase the risk of SAMS in otherwise healthy adults. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Gender Differences in Anxiety and Complications Early After Acute Myocardial Infarction
Background: Anxiety is the earliest psychological response to acute myocardial infarction. When anxiety persists or becomes severe, it has negative consequences including increased risk for in-hospital complications. Therefore, it is necessary to determine which groups of people are at risk for high anxiety after acute myocardial infarction. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in anxiety levels and rate of complications based on gender early after acute myocardial infarction. Methods: A comparative design was used. Patients with acute myocardial infarction were interviewed with...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Dose-Response Relationship Between Exercise Intensity, Mood States, and Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure
Background: We conducted a secondary analysis to (1) compare changes in mood disorders and quality of life (QOL) among 4 groups of patients with heart failure in a home-based exercise program who had varying degrees of change in their exercise capacity and (2) determine whether there was an association between exercise capacity, mood disorders, and QOL. Methods: Seventy-one patients were divided into 4 groups based on changes in exercise capacity from baseline to 6 months: group 1showed improvements of greater than 10% (n = 19), group 2 showed improvements of 10% or less (n = 16), group 3 showed reductions of 10% or less ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Can We Identify Minority Patients at Risk of Nonadherence to Antiplatelet Medication at the Time of Coronary Stent Placement?
Background: Lack of medication adherence is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly among minorities. We aim to identify predictors of nonadherence to antiplatelet medications at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent among African American and Hispanic patients. Methods: We used data collected for a randomized clinical trial that recruited 452 minority patients from a large US health insurance organization in 2010 post-PCI to compare telephone-based motivational interviewing by trained nurses with an educational video. The primary outcome was 12-month adherence to antipl...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Effects of Lifestyle Intervention on Physiological Outcomes in Chinese Adults With, or at High Risk of, Metabolic Syndrome
Conclusion: A low-intensity lifestyle intervention program for people with MS can reduce central obesity among people with or at high risk for MS. Further research is necessary to confirm the long-term physiological effects of the intervention. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Type 2 Diabetes in the Older Adult: The Need for Assessment of Frailty
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

The Relationships Among Pain, Depression, and Physical Activity in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: The total time spent being active was less than 1 hour per day. Depressed patients with HF have much lower physical activity levels than the general public. Decreasing sitting time and increasing light activity levels hold promise to improve pain and depression symptoms. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox: Design and Feasibility of a Skill-based Education Model to Improve Medication Management
Conclusions: The D-3 Pillbox is a feasible approach for teaching medication management skills and can be used across clinical settings to reinforce skills and medication list accuracy. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Autonomic Nervous System Function After a Skin-to-Skin Contact Intervention in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions: Skin-to-skin contact is feasible in infants with CCHD. Linear measures of HRV suggested improvements in ANS function with this intervention. This article is one of the first to describe nonlinear HRV measures in infants with CCHD. Additional research is needed to identify variations in linear and nonlinear effects based on specific cardiac conditions and with varying intervention doses and timing. This low-cost, low-risk intervention has the potential to improve outcomes in infants with CCHD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Effects of Dietary Calcium Supplements Alone or With Vitamin D on Cholesterol Metabolism: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions: Calcium supplementation has beneficial effect on blood lipids. Such supplements may be useful as a nonpharmaceutical strategy in cholesterol control. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of Symptom Experiences of Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome
Conclusion: Women with less severe, intermittent, or evolving symptoms are at increased risk for delayed presentation, diagnosis, and treatment for ACS. These women should be targeted for educational and behavioral interventions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Women with Acute Coronary Syndrome Source Type: research

The Relationship of Depressive Symptoms and Vitamin D Intake to Cardiac Event–Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Low vitamin D and depressive symptoms are associated with inflammation activation that predicts cardiovascular disease. Little is known about the relationships among vitamin D intake, depressive symptoms, and cardiac events in heart failure (HF). Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the relationships among vitamin D deficiency, depressive symptoms, and cardiac events. Methods: A total of 204 HF patients completed a 3-day food diary to determine average daily intake of vitamin D. Patients completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to assess somatic and cognitive depressive symptoms and were split i...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Randomized Crossover Study of the Natural Restorative Environment Intervention to Improve Attention and Mood in Heart Failure
Conclusions: The NRE intervention may be efficacious in improving sustained attention in HF patients. Future studies are needed to enhance the NRE intervention to be more efficacious and tailored for HF patients and test the efficacy in a larger sample of HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Quality of Life, Depression, and Anxiety in Ventricular Assist Device Therapy: Longitudinal Outcomes for Patients and Family Caregivers
Conclusions: This is the first quantitative study of VAD patient-caregiver dyads in modern devices that describes change in person-oriented outcomes from pre-implantation to post-implantation. This work supports the need for future studies that account for the inherent relationships between patient and caregiver outcomes and examine variability in patient and caregiver responses to VAD therapy. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Devices Source Type: research

Employment Status and Sick Leave After First-Time Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation: Results From the COPE-ICD Trial
Conclusion: Most patients who worked before ICD implantation returned to work after the ICD was placed. Those who were married and had an ICD for secondary prevention took more sick days after the ICD than did those without these characteristics. Those who were younger and have a secondary indication ICD were more likely to be working 1 year after ICD implantation. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Devices Source Type: research

Recruitment Strategies and Costs Associated With Enrolling People With Insomnia and High Blood Pressure Into an Online Behavioral Sleep Intervention: A Single-Site Pilot Study
Conclusion: Approximately 70% of all enrolled participants were recruited from the university hospital phone waiting message system, Craigslist, or flyers. Given the recruitment challenges that most researchers face, we encourage the documenting, assessing, and reporting of detailed recruitment strategies and associated recruitment costs so that other researchers may benefit. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Hypertension Source Type: research

Psychometric Testing of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory
Conclusion: These findings support the conceptual basis of self-care in patients with HTN as a process of maintenance, monitoring, and management. The SC-HI confidence scale is promising as a measure of self-efficacy in self-care. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Hypertension Source Type: research

The False Paradigm of Equivalency: Conceptual Challenges to Collaborative Care
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Promoting Cardiovascular Health Worldwide: The Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

PCNA 21st Annual Symposium: Poster Abstracts
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: PCNA Annual Symposium Abstracts Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Internet-Delivered Self-management Support for Improving Coronary Heart Disease and Self-management–Related Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: More well-designed randomized controlled trials are needed. These should also explore how interventions work and how to improve participant retention and satisfaction and examine the role of personalization and support within interventions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Impact of Self-management Knowledge and Support on the Relationships Among Self-efficacy, Patient Activation, and Self-management in Rural Patients With Heart Failure
The objective of this study is to examine whether patient activation mediates the effect of self-efficacy on SM behaviors in rural HF patients. Methods: A secondary analysis was conducted using data collected from a randomized controlled trial aimed to improve SM behaviors. The main variables included were SM knowledge, self-efficacy, patient activation, and SM behaviors. Results: Mediation analysis showed patient activation mediated the effect of self-efficacy on SM. Both self-efficacy and patient activation were significantly related to SM behaviors, respectively (r = 0.46, P (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Emergency Services Use by Patients With Recurrent Myocardial Infarction: From the Monitoring Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease/Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg Myocardial Infarction Registry
Conclusions: Patients with AMI and their significant others may profit by education about the benefits of EMS use. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Depression Symptoms Facilitated Fibrinolytic Dysregulation and Future Coronary Artery Disease Risk in a Black Male Cohort: The Sympathetic Activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africans Study
Conclusion: In black men, depression symptoms accompanied by a mean hypertensive status may up-regulate inflammatory and thrombotic processes. Depression symptoms in black men facilitated hypercoagulation or fibrinolytic dysregulation and potentially increased their CAD risk. Early screening of fibrinolytic markers and for the presence of depressive symptoms is recommended. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Testing a Model to Reveal the Predictive Mechanism of Care-Seeking Decisions Among Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction
Conclusions: This integrative theoretical model is shown to be valid in explaining care-seeking delay among AMI patients and can guide the development of interventions to promote appropriate care-seeking behaviors among high-risk individuals. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Symptoms Suggestive of Acute Coronary Syndrome: When Is Sex Important?
Conclusions: Women and men evaluated for ACS reported similar rates of chest pain but differed on other classic symptoms. These findings suggest that women and men should be counseled that ACS is not always accompanied by chest pain and multiple symptoms may occur simultaneously. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Caregiver Well-being and Patient Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Meta-analysis
Background: Despite evidence from the broader caregiving literature about the interdependent nature of the caregiving dyad, few studies in heart failure (HF) have examined associations between caregiver and patient characteristics. Objective: The aim of this study is to quantitatively synthesize the relationships between caregiver well-being and patient outcomes. Methods: The MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases were searched for studies of adult HF patients and informal caregivers that tested the relationship between caregiver well-being (perceived strain and psychological distress) and patient outcomes of interest. ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Source Type: research

The Feasibility of Using Facebook, Craigslist, and Other Online Strategies to Recruit Young African American Women for a Web-Based Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Change Intervention
Conclusion: Online-related strategies are convenient and have great potential for reaching large numbers of people. However, the actual rate of participants successfully enrolled online was proportionally smaller when compared with traditional recruiting strategies. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Technology Source Type: research

Perceptions and Acceptability of Receiving SMS Self-care Messages in Chinese Patients With Heart Failure: An Inpatient Survey
Conclusion: As a way of promoting HF self-care, SMS intervention combining educational and reminder function might be well accepted by HF patients in China. The status of HF, medication, weight control, and fluid restriction should be emphasized during the practice. Caution should be drawn as the survey was not tested elsewhere. Further clinical trials would be conducted to examine the effect of SMS intervention on self-care behaviors and outcomes of HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Technology Source Type: research

Direction of the Relationship Between Acceptance of Illness and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients
Conclusion: Patients with CHF may not accept their disease due to deteriorated HRQoL. As a result, they may be uninvolved in the therapeutic process, which leads to exacerbation of CHF, further deterioration of HRQoL, and inability to accept the illness. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Factors Associated With 7-Day Rehospitalization After Heart Failure Admission
Conclusion: Very early readmission to hospital after HF admission is associated with 3 factors that may be easily identified in patient records. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Coping Styles Mediate the Relationship Between Self-esteem, Health Locus of Control, and Health-Promoting Behavior in Chinese Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
Background: Health-promoting behavior plays an important role in reducing the burden of coronary heart disease. Self-esteem and health locus of control may contribute to health-promoting behavior, and coping styles may mediate these associations. Objective: The aims of our study were to examine whether self-esteem and health locus of control are associated with health-promoting behavior and examine the possible mediating effect of coping styles in patients with coronary heart disease. Methods: Health-promoting behavior, self-esteem, health locus of control, and coping styles were assessed in 272 hospitalized patients (60...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Influence of Socioeconomic Status and Perceived Barriers on Physical Activity Among Taiwanese Middle-Aged and Older Women
Background: Physical activity (PA) is associated with cardiovascular health in general populations, particularly in women. Middle-aged and older women are at high risk of less engagement in PA for unknown and complicated reasons. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate whether PA was positively associated with socioeconomic status and psychosocial correlates of PA (self-efficacy and perceived benefits) but inversely correlated with perceived barriers in women (age>40 years). Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 326 community-dwelling women was conducted. Data on socioeconomic status, PA, and its psychosoc...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Type 2 Diabetes in Emerging Adults
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: 20 Things You Didn't Know About Type 2 Diabetes in Emerging Adults Source Type: research

Reporting on Self-care in Research Studies: Guidance to Improve Knowledge Building
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Oral Healthcare and Cardiovascular Disease: A Scoping Review of Current Strategies and Implications for Nurses
Conclusions: Maintaining oral health among cardiovascular patients is important, yet it appears to be neglected during cardiac care. Cardiac nurses are in an excellent position to promote oral health but further research is required to define their role and develop supporting resources. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Value of Detecting Asymptomatic Signs of Myocardial Ischemia in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Background: Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitored outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (OP-CR) is routinely performed following a variety of cardiovascular procedures and conditions. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine if diagnostic-quality ECG monitoring in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) during OP-CR is useful in identifying asymptomatic myocardial ischemia, resulting in change(s) in care or medical management. Methods: A retrospective analysis of ECG monitoring was done on all OP-CR patients diagnosed with CAD (n = 1213) from January 2000 through June 2013. Results: Nearly a quarter of the patien...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Knowledge of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Purpose and Function Among Nurses in the United States
Conclusions: The ICD knowledge of US nurses in 2015 was similar to that reported in the United Kingdom in 2004, with limited knowledge about the complexities of modern ICD devices. Such deficits in knowledge may affect the quality of education provided to ICD recipients in preparing them to live safely with an ICD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Source Type: research

Symptom Clusters in Adults With Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
Conclusion: Three unique atrial fibrillation symptom clusters were identified in this study population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptom Clusters Source Type: research

Is There Inequity in Hospital Care Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Who Are Proficient and Not Proficient in English Language?: Analysis of the SNAPSHOT ACS Study
Background: The provision of equitable acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care in Australia and New Zealand requires an understanding of the sources of variation in the provision of this care. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the variation in care and outcomes between ACS patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and English proficiency (EP) admitted to Australian and NZ hospitals. Methods: Data were collected from 4387 suspected/confirmed ACS patients from 286 hospitals between May 14 and 27, 2012, who were followed for 18 months. We compared hospital care and outcomes according to the proficiency of Eng...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: International Studies Source Type: research

Understanding Self-regulation Behaviors in South Asians With Coronary Artery Disease: A Mixed-Methods Study
Conclusion: Findings from this study enhance the understanding of self-regulation behaviors of SAs with CAD. Ultimately, these findings will inform the development and implementation of targeted interventions that address culture-specific lifestyle modification for SAs with CAD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: International Studies Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Tests Assessing Stroke Knowledge
Conclusions: Our study revealed that current available tools are not sufficiently able to accurately and reliably assess SK to promote stroke prevention and management. Clinical Implications: This study highlights the attention of applying current SK tests and need for revising existing tests or developing a new test. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Use of Short Messaging Service for Hypertension Management: A Systematic Review
Background: Mobile phone Short Message Service (SMS) is a tool now used by the health research community, providing the capability for instant communication between patients and health professionals. Greater understanding of how to best use SMS as a means to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes will foster innovation in research and provide an opportunity to progress as a public health community. Purpose: The purposes of this systematic review are 2-fold: (1) to provide insight on the most used mobile phone SMS practices and characteristics in hypertension (HTN) outcome-focused publications and (2) to critically evalu...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Educational Preparation, Roles, and Competencies to Guide Career Development for Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses
Conclusions: It is vital to raise the awareness of the significant contribution that appropriately educated and trained nurses make in reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease through cardiac rehabilitation. Therefore, action on establishing a system of comprehensive, clearly defined career development pathway for cardiac rehabilitation nurses worldwide is of immediate priority. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Unraveling the Complexity of Referral and Current Models of Delivery
Conclusions: Despite the context of strong evidence for efficacy, this review highlights systematic flaws in the implementation of CR, an important intervention that has been shown to improve patient outcomes and prevent cardiac events. Recommendations from this review include standardization of program delivery, improvement of data capture, use of technological innovations and social networks to facilitate delivery of information and support, and establishment of a cohesive, consistent message through interorganizational collaboration involved in CR. Clinical Implications: These avenues provide direction for potential so...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Clinical Report Source Type: research