Frail Phenotype and Disability Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older People: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: Frailty is a crucial health consideration among older adults. Those who are frail have the highest relative risk of disability, followed by those at risk of frailty. Early assessment of frailty may effectively prevent the occurrence of frailty-induced disability in older adults. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: META-ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Using a Text Mining Approach to Explore the Recording Quality of a Nursing Record System
Conclusions: The results of this study show that text mining is an effective approach to auditing the quality of electronic nursing records. SAS Text Miner software was shown to identify inappropriate nursing record content quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, the results of this study may be included in in-service education teaching materials to promote the writing of better nursing records to improve the quality of electronic nursing records. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Stress, Workplace Violence, and Burnout in Nurses Working in King Abdullah Medical City During Al-Hajj Season
This study used a descriptive correlational design. A convenience sample of 118 nurses completed the Perceived Stress Scale, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and the modified version of the Joint Programme on Workplace Violence in the Health Sector published by the International Labour Office in Geneva. Data analysis was done using an independent samples t test and Pearson product–moment correlation. Results: One hundred eighteen nurses completed the study. Over two thirds (65%) were female, and 56% reported experiencing at least one type of violence, of which bullying/mobbing, racial harassment, threats, and physic...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Relationship Between the Quality of Work and Organizational Commitment of Prison Nurses
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: This study supports that work-related quality of life affects organizational commitment positively. Therefore, regulating working conditions by taking into consideration employee security will positively affect job satisfaction in terms of both the institution and the employee. Moreover, as nurses do not only work in hospitals, taking this action should also work in different settings. Administrators should ensure the work-related quality of life of the prison nurses by understanding the difficulties of prison nursing. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Predictors of Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Bedridden Patients
Conclusions/Implications of Practice The support provided to caregivers by home healthcare units is important in terms of protecting the physical, mental, and social health conditions of caregivers and preventing the exacerbation of caregiver burden. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Alcohol Consumption as a Moderator of Anxiety and Sleep Quality
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: People who sleep poorly should avoid misusing alcohol to self-treat poor sleep quality or anxiety and should instead utilize sleep hygiene education and mental healthcare. Daily alcohol consumption may be a moderator between anxiety status and sleep quality. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Investigation of the Experiences of Mothers Living Through Prenatal Loss Incidents: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: In the aftermath of fetal death, health professionals should use insightful and empathic communication skills to help mothers cope with their loss. In addition, some of the participants wanted to see their babies, and some did not. Thus, individualized care is very important for women who experience pregnancy loss. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Comparisons of Health Promoting Behavior, Depression, and Life Satisfaction Between Older Adults in Rural Areas in South Korea Living in Group Homes and at Home
Background: In South Korea, population aging is advancing at a more rapid rate in rural areas than urban areas, leading to a particularly high percentage of rural-dwelling older adults. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine and compare health promoting behaviors, depression, and life satisfaction between rural-dwelling older adults who live, respectively, in group homes and at home. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was employed. Study participants included 160 older adults aged 65 years and older who were living in group homes (n = 80) and at home (n = 80) in Gyeonggi province, South Kore...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Mediating Effects of Social Support on Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Older Korean Adults With Hypertension Who Live Alone
Conclusions: Social support was identified as an important variable for older adults with chronic illness who lived alone. Interventions that include social support hold the potential to reduce depression and suicidal ideation in this population. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Maintaining and Improving Psychological Well-Being
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Environment-Friendly Practices in Operating Rooms in Turkey
Conclusions: Although most hospitals did not have a special team to recommend and enforce environment-friendly procedures, the OR nurses did their best to protect the environment. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Nutritional and Social Contexts of Celiac Disease in Women: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: This study shows that celiac disease and its treatment reduce mental and social quality of life in women. Organizations and public institutions should carry out public awareness campaigns targeting celiac disease and promote quality of life in sufferers of celiac disease in general. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Self-Care Competence in Korean Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study is designed to examine and identify the factors influencing self-care competence in Korean women with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design was employed. Participants included 132 women aged 20 years or older who were visiting rheumatoid arthritis outpatient clinics at hospitals in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Measures included a demographics form, Self-as-Carer Inventory, Korean Activities of Daily Living scale, Visual Analogue Scale, Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale–Community Form, and Self-esteem Scale. Results: The analyses illustrated the significance of t...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Psychosocial Predictors of Adjustment to Disability Among Patients With Breast Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The participants had a moderate level of disability acceptance. Disability acceptance is an important factor in the psychosocial adaptation to cancer. Healthcare staff should pay special attention to low scores for this factor and explore the potential of psychological interventions to effectively reduce the posttraumatic stress response, encourage the adoption of positive coping strategies, and hasten disability acceptance and return to society. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

How Do Hospitalized Adolescents Feel Safe? A Qualitative Study
Conclusions: Hospitalized adolescents stated that healthcare services should provide comprehensive support in a relaxing environment that allows them to retain their human dignity and that elicits feelings of psychological safety. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Development and Psychometric Testing of the Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of Rewarding Scale
Conclusions: The RNREWS is a valid and reliable instrument for acquiring knowledge regarding the perspective of RNs on rewarding in the nursing context. The results enhance the understanding of the range of rewards that may be implemented in the nursing profession and may assist human resources managers and administrators to formulate effective reward systems for their RNs to improve the rewarding and retention of nursing professionals. However, cultural equivalence and linguistic differences must be considered if this scale is to be applied in other countries or environments. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Development and Validity Testing of an Assessment Tool for Domestic Elder Abuse
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The results of validity testing established the preliminary validity of this assessment tool. In addition, as self-neglect is known to damage the well-being of older adults, six of the eight items assessing self-neglect were retained in the ATDEA despite their failure to meet the threshold I-CVI of .78. The remaining two self-neglect items were not included in the ATDEA because of excessively low I-CVI scores ( (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Validation of the Korean Version of the MacNew Heart Disease Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire
Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important concept in patients with cardiac diseases, including myocardial infarction (MI). Disease-specific tools offer valuable insights into the impact of a disease on various aspects of a patient’s life. Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the MacNew Heart Disease HRQoL Questionnaire (Korean MacNew). Methods: One hundred thirty-six patients who had experienced MI about 3 months earlier were recruited from two tertiary hospitalsin South Korea. The internal consistency and various types of v...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Care Needs of Patients at the End of Life With a Noncancer Diagnosis Who Live at Home
Conclusions: End-of-life stage and initial score on the Palliative Performance Scale were found to have a significant influence on the multidimensional care needs of patients with a noncancer diagnosis. Thus, healthcare professionals should assess patient care needs according to disease trajectory to provide continuous and holistic care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Inequity of Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Patients
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Function-Focused Care Interventions in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: Our review found scientific evidence that FFC interventions improve functional abilities across various levels of cognitive function in nursing homes. Nursing homes may employ effective strategies to maximize the effects of FFC interventions and use educational materials to teach caregivers to implement FFC interventions competently. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Nursing Workload, Quality of Care, and Nursing Payment in Intensive Care Units
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: Data from the patient classification database, quality monitoring database, and medical cost database indicate excessive nursing workload and underpayment from the Taiwan NHI program. Current nursing workload was significantly associated with care quality. This study provides empirical data for administrators to consider when revising nursing staffing and NHI payment policies. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Nursing Staff Characteristics on Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes
Background: The outlook of administrative staff and registered nurses (RNs) plays a critical role in the management of nursing homes. No previous study has compared the outcomes of nursing homes with RNs on staff with those of nursing homes without RNs on staff in Korea. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between nurse-led nursing homes, staff turnover, and resident outcomes in nursing homes in Korea. Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, 36 nursing homes with 30 or more beds participated. Primary data included 15 quality indicators. Results: Nursing homes with RNs had statistic...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Moving Into Action: The Master Key to Patient Education
Conclusions: Study findings provide a complete picture of patient education and challenge managers to develop new strategies to plan and implement appropriate changes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a Tailored Lifestyle Management Program for Middle-Aged Women With Coronary Artery Disease: A Preliminary Study
Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death in women. Many of the risk factors for CAD relate to lifestyle and thus may be influenced by lifestyle modification. However, middle-aged women often find it difficult to adjust their lifestyle behaviors. Thus, providing individualized treatment is crucial to reducing the risk and incidence of CAD in this population. Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of a tailored lifestyle management program (TLMP) for middle-aged women with CAD. Methods: An experimental design was employed. Thirty-five middle-aged women with CAD (w...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

An Educational Intervention Using Steno Balance Cards to Improve Glycemic Control in Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is largely attributableto lifestyle factors. Although physiological and medical care needs must be met, psychosocial factors should not be neglected. Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine whether a 6-month intervention consisting of educational sessions using Steno Balance Cards, which involves guided group dialogue, resulted in better glycemic outcomes than conventional diabeteseducation. Methods: Patients with T2DM whose glycolated hemoglobin A1c levels were higher than 8% were recruited from September to October 2015. Ninety-two patients were assigned to eith...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Cognitive Impact of Chronic Diseases on Functional Capacity in Community-Dwelling Adults
Background: People with chronic diseases may experience poor cognitive functioning associated with advanced age, progression of disease, or other comorbid chronic conditions. Empirical evidence of this phenomenon is limited despite the clinical relevance of cognitive decline and associated adverse outcomes such as poor physical functioning. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine cognitive functioning in the domains of memory, attention, and executive function and its association with functional capacity in a sample of community-dwelling adults with a spectrum of chronic diseases. Methods: An exploratory ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Longitudinal Effects of Body Mass Index and Self-Esteem on Adjustment From Early to Late Adolescence: A Latent Growth Model
Background: Mental and physical development during adolescence is a factor that may affect quality of life in adulthood. Purpose: The aims of this study were to investigate the developmental trajectories of body mass index (BMI), self-esteem, and adjustment among students from early to late adolescence and to examine the longitudinal relationships among these variables. Methods: Data from 2006 to 2012 were collected from the Korean Welfare Panel Study. Of the initial sample of 521 students, 487 completed a validated questionnaire measuring BMI, self-esteem, and adjustment. Latent growth curve modeling analyses were...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of an Arabic Version of the Patient Satisfaction With Nursing Care Quality Questionnaire
Conclusions: This study provides a 17-item, Likert-scaled, self-reporting instrument, which is psychometrically sound for its content, comprehension, readability, and practicality, to measure patient satisfaction with nursing care quality in an Arabic context. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Constructing Knowledge Through Research, Disseminating Knowledge Through Publication
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Acknowledgments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Acknowledgments Source Type: research

Trends in Urodynamic Procedures, Surgical Procedures, and Overall Health Resource Utilization in the Adult Taiwanese Population With Urinary Incontinence: A Secondary Data Analysis
Background: The prevalence and incidence of the main risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI) have both increased over time. In addition, official statistics indicate that Taiwan is on course to evolve from an aging society into an aged society within the next decade. However, most of the studies in the literature that address the natural history of UI target Western and other non-Asian populations. Taiwan lacks knowledge of the natural history of UI. Purpose: The aims of this research were to study the trends in the use of urodynamic and surgical procedures for various subtypes of UI and to investigate the relation...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS Source Type: research

The Benefits of Continuous Leisure Participation in Relocation Adjustment Among Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
Conclusions: The findings support that, in general, residents of long-term care facilities who participate continuously in leisure activities adjust better psychologically and socially to their new life in these facilities than individuals in the other participation categories. As continuity of participation in leisure activities is important for successful aging, institutions should facilitate the continuing leisure behavior of new residents. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Knowledge of the Warning Signs of Foot Ulcer Deterioration Among Patients With Diabetes
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The questionnaire showed adequate validity and reliability and thus may be used by healthcare practitioners and researchers to assess the knowledge of at-risk patients regarding the warning signs of diabetic foot ulcer deterioration. Patient education regarding the importance of timely treatment seeking and warning signs should be promoted. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Significant Effect of Acupressure in Elevating Blood Stem Cell Factor During Chemotherapy in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The findings support that acupressure on specific acupoints increases blood SCF levels significantly, which may help protect chemotherapy patients from experiencing reduced hemoglobin levels and may relieve chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression in patients with gynecologic cancer. This noninvasive approach is suggested for practical implementation in patients undergoing a course of chemotherapy. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Korean Version of the Dialysis Symptom Index for Hemodialysis Patients
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: This study developed the Korean version of the DSI and verified its validity and reliability. The Korean version of the DSI showed good properties and may be used to assess the symptoms of hemodialysis patients. Nurses may use this self-report tool to better understand and help relieve the prevalence and severity of symptoms in hemodialysis patients in Korea. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

An Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic Reduces 30-Day Readmission and Mortality Rates for Discharged Patients: Process and Preliminary Outcomes
This study used a retrospective chart analysis of 415 adults who had been enrolled in the target HFC after hospitalization for HF. Data were summarized using frequency comparisons and descriptive statistics. One-sample chi-square tests were conducted to test the observed values in the study sample against census data. Results: Patients in the HFC were less likely to experience a readmission to hospital within 30 days of discharge (69% reduction within the study period, p (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Testing the Psychometric Properties of the Postpartum Sleep Quality Scale in Turkish Women
Conclusions: Content validity, construct validity, and reliability analyses of the T-PSQS revealed that the scale may be used to measure postpartum sleeplessness levels and sleep quality in Turkish women. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Efficacy of an Ergonomic Ankle Support Aid for Squatting Position in Improving Pushing Skills and Birth Outcomes During the Second Stage of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: The physical positions that are adopted by women during childbirth significantly impact their childbirth outcomes and experiences. Literature studies have associated using a squatting position with reduced childbirth pain and increased comfort and pushing efficiency. However, the major disadvantage of the squatting position is that women may lack the muscular fitness and stamina necessary to sustain this position for a long period. Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the pushing experiences and birth outcomes of three different pushing positions during the second stage of labor. Methods: A ran...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Embracing Diversity in Nursing Research Methods
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor And response Letter to the Editor and Author Response of Assessment of a Health Promotion Model on Obese Turkish Children. The Journal of Nursing Research, 25(6), 436–446
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Letter to the Editor and Response Source Type: research

Relationship Between Maternal Characteristics and Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Meta-Analysis Study
Conclusions: Midwives, obstetric nurses, and obstetricians should carefully evaluate mothers for the risk factors of PPH during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Moreover, at-risk pregnant women should give birth in a unit with emergency initiative options. Future studies should examine relevant personal characteristics of mothers, as familiarity with the risk factors facilitates the management and treatment of PPH. Finally, meta-analyses should review more studies to detect risk factors more comprehensively. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

Attitude of Nursing Students Toward Scientific Research: A Cross-Sectional Study in Turkey
This study was conducted at a nursing department of a university in Turkey. A sample of 375 nursing students participated. Data were collected using the “Personal Information Form” and “Attitude Scale towards Scientific Studies.” Standard descriptive statistical methods, correlation, Mann–Whitney U, Kruskal–Wallis, and post hoc Bonferroni were used in data analysis. Results: Nearly all (90.1%) of the participants were female, and 33.9% were sophomore (second-year) students. Junior (third-year) students held the most positive attitudes toward research, as compared with the participants...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Lifestyle in Visually Impaired or Blind Massage Therapists: A Preliminary Study
Background: Lifestyle is among the most important factors affecting individual health status. Limited access to health information may limit the ability of people with visual impairment or blindness to practice healthy lifestyles. However, no studies have investigated how lifestyle practices affect health specifically in visually impaired and blind populations. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the lifestyle behaviors of visually impaired and blind massage therapists (VIBMTs) in Taiwan. Methods: This exploratory study used a purposive sampling technique to recruit 50 VIBMTs who were employed at mass...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Respiratory Distress Observation Scale on Critically Ill Patients With Cardiopulmonary Diseases
Background: Respiratory distress is a common and distressing experience that strikes most critically ill patients with cardiopulmonary diseases. Now, most dyspnea assessment tools rely on patient’s self-report. Only one instrument, the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS), is valid for assessing respiratory distress when the patient cannot provide a dyspnea self-report. Purpose: The aims of this study were to develop the Chinese version of RDOS through two-way translation and examine its reliability and validity. Methods: The first step was the translation and back-translation to establish the Chines...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Postpartum Fatigue in Vaginal-Birth Women: Testing a Path Model
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: It is suggested that maternal nurses should better understand postpartum fatigue, take precautions to decrease perineal pain, and pay more attention to the longer duration of the second stage of labor to minimize postpartum fatigue, increase patient comfort, and improve the quality of perinatal care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effect of a Delayed Start to Oral Feeding on Feeding Performance and Physiological Responses in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: For infants with a postmenstrual age of greater than 32 weeks who are ready to initiate oral feeding, postponing oral bottle feeding for 1 week may be considered as an intervention to reduce physiological distress. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Social Support and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Elderly Individuals Living Alone in South Korea: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusions: Social support emerged as an important factor in the HRQoL domains of the MCS of the participants. Future interventions should focus more on implementing effective social support strategies to improve HRQoL in elderly individuals who live alone. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Correlations Among Self-Rated Health, Chronic Disease, and Healthcare Utilization in Widowed Older Adults in Taiwan
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: These findings identified that chronic diseases and healthcare utilization correlated strongly with self-rated health for widowed older adults. Therefore, self-rated health may be used as a screening tool by the National Health Insurance System in Taiwan, and the results may be referenced by public health officials who are responsible for developing welfare strategies to promote healthy aging among the widowed in Taiwan. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research