Denver Spirited Heart: Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of a Psychospiritual Intervention for Heart Failure Patients
Conclusions: Results indicate that a module-based program integrating spirituality and psychosocial coping strategies was feasible and acceptable and may improve QOL. This preliminary study suggests that clinicians be open to issues of spirituality as they may relate to QOL in patients with HF. Future research will test a revised intervention. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Inpatient Unit Heart Failure Discharge Volume Predicts All-cause 30-Day Hospital Readmission
Conclusions: The study found that discharge from inpatient units with higher HF discharge volume was associated with increased risk of readmission. The findings suggest that in caring for patients with severe HF, inpatient unit HF discharge volume may negatively impact care processes, increasing the odds of hospital readmission. It is unclear what specific care processes are responsible. The discharge period is a vulnerable point in care transition that warrants further investigation. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Gender Differences in Cognitive Test Performance in Adults With Heart Failure
Conclusions: In this sample of persons with HF, men exhibited poorer performance on memory measures than women did. Future studies are needed to determine the underlying mechanisms for this pattern and its possible influence on daily function. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

A Call for Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform to Improve Patient Centered Cardiovascular Prevention Care
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 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 - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Get the Picture: A Pilot Feasibility Study of Telemedical Wound Assessment Using a Mobile Phone in Cardiology Patients
Background: Postprocedural complications after elective cardiac interventions include hematomas and infections. Telemedical wound assessment using mobile phones with integrated cameras may improve quality of care and help reduce costs. Aims: We aimed to study the feasibility of telemedical wound assessment using a mobile phone. The primary aim was the number of patients who were able to upload their pictures. Secondary aims were image interpretability, agreement between nurse practitioners, and patient evaluation of the intervention. Methods: This is a prospective study of all consecutive patients who underwent an electi...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Discharge of Non–Acute Coronary Syndrome Chest Pain Patients From Emergency Care to an Advanced Nurse Practitioner–Led Chest Pain Clinic: A Cross-Sectional Study of Referral Source and Final Diagnosis
Conclusions: The study fills a gap in the literature on the follow up of non-ACS patients who present to ED and used advanced cardiology nursing expertise in the ED and chest pain clinic. The advanced nurse referred more patients who were diagnosed with coronary disease, reflecting the expertise, experience, and efficiency of the advanced cardiology nurse–led service. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Chinese Hand Massage on Anxiety Among Patients Awaiting Coronary Angiography: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Anxiety is the most common negative emotion among the patients awaiting coronary angiography. The increased anxiety may exacerbate coronary heart disease symptoms and possibly contribute to complications during the procedure. Chinese hand massage is a nonpharmaceutical intervention that has been used in several clinical situations in China and might have beneficial effects on reducing anxiety before coronary angiography. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Chinese hand massage care on anxiety among patients awaiting coronary angiography. Methods: One hundred eighty...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Acute Care Source Type: research

Nursing-Based Dysrhythmia Detection on a Dedicated Stroke Unit Using a Unit-Based Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring System
Conclusion: Stroke unit nurses who complete an educational program can identify dysrhythmias on their patients’ unit-based cardiac monitoring systems and can improve patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Acute Care Source Type: research

Patterns of Self-care in Adults With Heart Failure and Their Associations With Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics, Quality of Life, and Hospitalizations: A Cluster Analysis
Conclusion: The 4 clusters identified in this study and their associated characteristics could be used to tailor interventions aimed at improving self-care behaviors in HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Self-Care Source Type: research

Living Arrangements Modify the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Self-care in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Depressive symptoms had negative effects on self-care in patients living alone, but were not related to self-care in patients living with someone. Our results suggest that negative effects of depressive symptoms on self-care are buffered by social support. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Self-Care Source Type: research

The Self-care Educational Intervention for Patients With Heart Failure: A Study Protocol
Conclusions: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a targeted multimedia educational intervention. Study results may inform the design of in-hospital education for HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Self-Care Source Type: research

Quality and Health Literacy Demand of Online Heart Failure Information
Conclusions: The heart failure information found online was of fair quality but required a relatively high health literacy level. Web content authors need to consider not just the quality but also the health literacy demand of the information found in their Web sites. This is especially important considering that low health literacy is likely prevalent among the usual audience. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Dietary Micronutrient Intake and Micronutrient Status in Patients With Chronic Stable Heart Failure: An Observational Study
Background: Observational studies suggest that patients with heart failure have a tendency to a reduced status of a number of micronutrients and that this may be associated with an adverse prognosis. A small number of studies also suggest that patients with heart failure may have reduced dietary intake of micronutrients, a possible mechanism for reduced status. Objective: The aims of this study were to assess dietary micronutrient intake and micronutrient status in a group of patients with heart failure. Methods: Dietary intake was assessed in 79 outpatients with chronic stable heart failure with a reduced ejection fract...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Psychometric Analysis of the Heart Failure Somatic Perception Scale as a Measure of Patient Symptom Perception
Conclusions: Perception of HF symptom burden as measured by the HF Somatic Perception Scale is a significant predictor of survival, contributing additional prognostic value over and above objective Seattle HF Risk Model scores. This analysis suggests that assessment of a broad range of HF symptoms, or those related to dyspnea or early and subtle symptoms, may be useful in evaluating therapeutic outcomes and predicting event-free survival. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

A Ventricular Assist Device Recipient and Suicidality: Multidisciplinary Collaboration With a Psychiatrically Distressed Patient
Conclusions: This case underscores the importance of pre-VAD as well and ongoing psychosocial evaluation and management for this unique patient population. Clinical Implications: Medical teams who are treating patients with cardiovascular disease who are under consideration for VAD or heart transplantation need to be aware of the multitude of ways in which patients can express depressed and suicidal mood and work with a multidisciplinary team to treat such symptoms to optimize patients’ success with VAD/heart transplantation. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Clinical Report Source Type: research

Health Literacy in Older Latinos With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Nurses and advanced practice nurses serve a pivotal role improving access and understanding of health information. Before conducting intervention research affecting clinical outcomes, it is essential to describe elderly Latinos with HF and their HL and self-care levels. Barriers identified confirm the need to alter research protocols for older adults and ensure the availability of assistive devices. The need to examine HL in older Latinos with HF is confirmed by the medical complexity of ethnic minority patients with limited HL, limited HL in the elderly, and the relationship of HL with HF knowledge. In cultur...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Systematic Review and Meta-analyses Investigating Whether Risk Stratification Explains Lower Rates of Coronary Angiography Among Women With Non–ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome
Conclusions: Contrary to our hypothesis, this review showed that women with NSTEACS are more likely than men to be considered high-risk when stratified using a range of risk assessment methods. Lower rates of angiography in women form part of a broader treatment-risk paradox, which may involve gender bias in the selection of patients for invasive therapy. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Effects of Stretching Exercise on Heart Rate Variability During Pregnancy
Discussion: These preliminary data suggest that 20 minutes of stretching exercise may promote cardiovascular health by attenuating the loss of parasympathetic tone associated with pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Brief Report Source Type: research

Recognition of Atypical Symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction: Development and Validation of a Risk Scoring System
Background: Atypical symptom presentation in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with longer delay in care seeking and poorer prognosis. Symptom recognition in these patients is a challenging task. Objectives: Our purpose in this risk prediction model development study was to develop and validate a risk scoring system for estimating cumulative risk for atypical AMI presentation. Methods: A consecutive sample was recruited for the developmental (n = 300) and validation (n = 97) cohorts. Symptom experience was measured with the validated Chinese version of the Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndromes ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention and Early Response Source Type: research

Food Costs Are Higher in Counties With Poor Health Rankings
Background: Poor dietary habits are associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease. However, the cost of foods associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease can be a significant barrier to healthy eating. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine whether food prices per serving differed across Kentucky counties based on health ranking and overall nutritional quality. Methods: Fifteen counties were randomly selected based on County Health Ranking. Overall Nutritional Quality Index and cost of 75 foods were assessed in all 15 counties in the same week. A generalized estimating equations model and post...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention and Early Response Source Type: research

Statins and Cardiovascular Health: Controversy, Consensus, and Clinical Judgment
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 15, 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 - February 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Feasibility of a Multicomponent Delirium Prevention Intervention Versus Usual Care in Acute Stroke
Conclusion: Findings support the feasibility of delivering a multicomponent delirium prevention intervention in acute stroke and warrants testing intervention effects on delirium outcomes and anticholinergic medication administration. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Insomnia Symptoms Are Associated With Abnormal Endothelial Function
Conclusion: In this study, insomnia symptoms were associated with reduced FMD. Research examining the therapeutic benefits of treating insomnia on endothelial function and future cardiovascular risk is warranted. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Disease Source Type: research

Effects of a Structured Discharge Planning Program on Perceived Functional Status, Cardiac Self-efficacy, Patient Satisfaction, and Unexpected Hospital Revisits Among Filipino Cardiac Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study
Conclusion: The results demonstrate that a nurse-led structured discharge planning program is an effective intervention in improving perceived functional health status, cardiac self-efficacy, and patient satisfaction, while reducing the number of unexpected hospital revisits, among Filipino patients with AMI. It is recommended that this intervention be incorporated in the optimal care of patients being discharged with an AMI. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Disease Source Type: research

The Medication Regimen of Patients With Heart Failure: The Gerontologic Considerations and Anticholinergic Burden: A Mixed-Methods Study
Conclusion: Future study is required to ensure safe transitions to home and enhance technology to provide seamless communication between patients and providers. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Micronutrient Deficiency Independently Predicts Adverse Health Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: These findings show that micronutrient deficiency independently predicted poor HRQoL and earlier cardiac event–free survival in patients with HF. Further research is needed to provide for specific dietary guidelines for better health outcomes in HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Smartphone Technology and Text Messaging for Weight Loss in Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Using smartphone technology and text messaging for health is a growing field. This type of technology is well integrated into the lives of young adults. However, few studies have tested the effect of this type of technology to promote weight loss in young adults Objective: The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a behaviorally based smartphone application for weight loss combined with text messaging from a health coach on weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference in young adults as compared with a control condition. Methods: Sixty-two young adults, aged 18 to 25 years, were rand...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Obesity in Children and Young Adults Source Type: research

Socioeconomic and Behavioral Characteristics Associated With Metabolic Syndrome Among Overweight/Obese School-age Children
Background: Obesity in children comprises a significant public health concern in Korea. As with increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children, risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) have also increased in this population. Objective: The purpose was to examine behavioral and socioeconomic factors that were associated with biomarkers of MetS among overweight/obese school-age children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted, and a convenience sample of 75 overweight/obese school-age children participated. Socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics, anthropometric measurements, and physiologic e...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Obesity in Children and Young Adults Source Type: research

Interventions Promoting Physical Activity in African American Women: An Integrative Review
Conclusions: Future studies should include long-term follow-up, larger sample sizes, and objective measures of PA. Additional research promoting PA in African American women is warranted, particularly in studies that focus on increasing PA in older African American women. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Comorbidities and Psychosocial Characteristics as Determinants of Dropout in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Background: Despite the clear benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a considerable number of patients drop out early. Objective: Therefore, we wanted to evaluate dropout in CR with a special focus on comorbidities and psychosocial background. Methods: Patients who attended CR after acute coronary syndrome, cardiac surgery, or heart failure (N = 489) were prospectively included. Dropout was defined as attending 50% of the training sessions or less (n = 96 [20%]). Demographic and clinical characteristics, exercise parameters, and psychosocial factors were analyzed according to dropout, and those with a trend toward a si...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cardiac Rehabilitation Online Pilot: Extending Reach of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Conclusions: Broader implications of the data include the acceptability of the intervention, timing of intervention delivery, and patients’ desire for additional online community support. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Big Data: Contributions, Limitations, and Implications for Cardiovascular Nurses
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Psychometrics of the Zarit Burden Interview in Caregivers of Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Identification of family caregivers who are burdened by the caregiving experience is vital to prevention of poor outcomes associated with caregiving. The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI), a well-known measure of caregiving burden in caregivers of patients with dementia, has been used without being validated in caregivers of patients with heart failure (HF). Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the ZBI in caregivers of patients with HF. Methods: A total of 124 primary caregivers of patients with HF completed survey questionnaires. Caregiving burden was measured by the ZB...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

A Multicenter Trial of a Shared Decision Support Intervention for Patients and Their Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure: DECIDE-LVAD: Rationale, Design, and Pilot Data
Discussion: Study findings will provide a foundation for implementing decision support interventions, including decision aids, with patients who have chronic progressive illness facing end-of-life decisions involving invasive, preference-sensitive therapy options. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Long-term Physical Activity Behavior After Completion of Traditional Versus Fast-track Cardiac Rehabilitation
Conclusions: Findings support the long-term effectiveness of CR on exercise capacity irrespective of the delivery model. However, participation in CR program, whether it be a traditional or fast-track CR exercise program, may not lead to long-term PA behavior change. Thus, CR participants may benefit from structured strategies that promote long-term PA adherence in addition to facilitating exercise capacity improvement. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Falls in Patients With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Future studies are needed to determine factors associated with falls, characterize injuries resulting from falls, and most importantly design testable interventions to prevent falls in heart failure patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses Source Type: research

Foundations of Pharmacotherapy for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Evidence Meets Practice, Part II
Pharmacologic treatment for systolic heart failure, otherwise known as heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, has been established through clinical trials and is formulated into guidelines to standardize the diagnosis and treatment. Since the introduction of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and vasodilators in the 1980s, many guideline-recommended therapies have emerged over the past 20 years targeting specific neurohormones, aldosterone, and catecholamines to treat heart failure. Part 2 of this series will describe β-blockers, digoxin, and aldosterone antagonists in the context of the mechanism of acti...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Pharmacology: Evidence Meets Practice Source Type: research

Profile and Determinants of Neurocognitive Dysfunction in a Sample of Adult Nigerians With Heart Failure
Background: Heart failure (HF) in Africans is peculiar because subjects are younger than whites and have lower socioeconomic and educational level in addition to the high prevalence of hypertension-related etiology and increased mortality. Whereas cognitive dysfunction have been demonstrated among whites with HF, the prevalence and pattern of cognitive dysfunction among sub-Saharan African patients with HF have not been evaluated against this background. Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the 1-year prevalence and the factors contributing to cognitive dysfunction in a cohort of Nigerian patients with HF. M...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Self-reported Adherence to a Low-Sodium Diet and Health Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusion: Self-reported adherence to a low-sodium diet predicted cardiac event–free survival demonstrating clinicians can use this as an indicator of adherence. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Patients’ Decision Making About Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Severe Aortic Stenosis
Conclusions: People with aortic stenosis who are offered TAVI need to discuss the risks and benefits in order to participate in decision making about the treatment. They have different patterns in decision making and would benefit from healthcare professionals being observant of them to support them in this process in a manner consistent with their values. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Acute Care Source Type: research

Experiences of Young Adults With Pacemakers and/or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Conclusions: The lived experiences of young recipients often mirror that of older adults; however, it is clear that there are challenges and coping behaviors unique to young adults living with a PM and/or ICD. It is important to educate healthcare providers about the unique challenges that young adults may face so they can provide the appropriate support to this population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Acute Care Source Type: research

A Randomized Feasibility Trial of a New Lifestyle Referral Assessment Versus Usual Assessment in an Acute Cardiology Setting
Conclusions: We demonstrated that a full-scale trial is feasible and that an individualized approach increased the number of patients accepting referral to a formal program and initiating lifestyle change. However, we should consider the aim of the assessment and ways in which the process of change can be optimized in order to produce long-term benefit for patients. Trial registration: current controlled trials ISRCTN41781196. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Differences Between New Immigrants From the Former Soviet Union and Veteran Residents in Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Factors of Stroke
Background: Stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in developed countries and a leading cause of acquired disability in adults. Awareness of risk factors and warning signs for stroke has a considerable impact on early arrival at the hospital and early thrombolytic treatment. Delays in seeking medical treatment following the onset of stroke symptoms have been shown to be more common among ethnic minorities. Objective: The aim of the current study was to examine stroke awareness and knowledge among new immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (IFSUs) compared with veteran residents (VRs). Methods: The study was con...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Illness Perceptions and Health Behaviors of Black Women
The Common Sense Model of Illness Representations proposes that representations or perceptions of illness drive health behaviors. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between hypertension representations, exercise, and dietary behaviors in hypertensive black women (N = 204, aged 18–65 years). Regression results revealed that perceiving hypertension as chronic and perceiving it a result of environmental causes were inversely related to moderate-intensity physical activity (β = −.15 [P = .05] and β = −.25 [P = .05], respectively). Having more emotional responses to hypertensi...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Using Noninvasive Tools to Screen for Prediabetes and Undiagnosed Diabetes: Value Added to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 22nd Annual Symposium Winning Abstracts: Poster Abstracts
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 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 - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research