The Effects of Shared Decision Making on Different Renal Replacement Therapy Decisions in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Conclusions/Implications for Practice The SDM program may be an effective intervention for complex decision-making processes, such as the process involved in making renal replacement treatment decisions. The SDM program group intervention improved decisional conflict and decision self-efficacy. Thus, to improve patients’ decision-making processes, the application of an SDM program focused on the personal values and opinions of patients with ESRD will be necessary. Physicians and case managers of patients with ESRD should act in complementary and cooperative roles in SDM programs. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Effect of Semirecumbent and Right Lateral Positions on the Gastric Residual Volume of Mechanically Ventilated, Critically Ill Patients
Conclusion/Implications for Practice Positioning patients in the RL and SR positions rather than in the supine position is an effective strategy to reduce GRV. Furthermore, placing patients in either the RL or SR position is an effective intervention to promote faster digestion and feedings. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Properties of the Early Symptom Measurement of Post-Stroke Depression: Concurrent Criterion Validity and Cutoff Scores
Background Early-stage post-stroke depression (PSD) increases the risk of stroke-related disability and mortality in the first year of recovery. Presently available screening measures were developed to assess major depression, and none used a PSD screening criterion that was systematically developed and tested in populations of patients with acute stroke. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent criterion validity and cutoff scoring of the Early Symptom Measurement of Post-Stroke Depression (ESM-PSD) instrument in hospitalized patients with acute stroke. Methods Purposive recruitment of newl...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effects of Auricular Acupressure in Patients on Hemodialysis
Background Although studies on the effectiveness of self-management in limiting fluid intake in patients on hemodialysis have been conducted extensively, xerostomia, which is a powerful stimulus of fluid intake, has received scarce attention. Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 4-week auricular acupressure treatment on xerostomia, salivary flow rate, interdialytic weight gain, constipation, and diet-related quality of life in patients on hemodialysis in Korea. Methods This was a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients on hemodialysis were randomly assigned to either the experimenta...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Obstacles in Coping
Background Diabetes mellitus is a major global threat to public health. Reducing the daily obstacles of coping with the disease for patients with diabetes may improve management. Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate daily obstacles to coping with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and related factors. Methods A descriptive and cross-sectional design was used. Data were collected from 186 patients with T2DM who were hospitalized in an endocrinology clinic in Turkey. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire were used to collect data. Multiple linear regression analys...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Positive Perceptions Toward Organizational Politics and the Work-Related Outcomes of Nurses
Conclusions Nurses who perceive the work environment to be political will experience greater levels of stress, turnover intention, and burnout and lower levels of job satisfaction. Politics is an issue that should be handled by all levels of management. Managers should use supportive, nonpolitical workplace strategies to improve the work-related outcomes of employees. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Related Factors of Nurses’ Participation and Perceived Benefits and Barriers in Health Policy Making
Conclusions/Implications for Practice Despite the importance of the nursing role in health polices, this study indicates that nurses participate at only a moderate level in health policy-making activities. Providing more information to nurses regarding health policies, enhancing nurses’ image of their job and their perceptions about the importance of their participation in the health policy, increasing partnerships with nurses at the upper levels of health services management, and supporting nursing professional organizations in the field of health policy are potential strategies for encouraging greater nursing par...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Functional Capacity and Life Satisfaction in Older Adult Residents Living in Long-Term Care Facilities: The Mediator of Autonomy
The objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between functional capacity and life satisfaction in older adult residents living in LTC facilities and to test the extent to which autonomy mediated that relationship. Methods A cross-sectional and correlational study was conducted with a convenience sample. Two hundred twenty-eight participants were recruited from 10 LTC facilities in Kaohsiung City. Four structured instruments were used to collect data: the life satisfaction questionnaire, the Chinese version of Perceived Enactment Autonomy Scale, the Barthel Activity Daily Living Index, and a personal prof...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Incidence and Risk Factors for Delirium in Older Patients Following Intensive Care Unit Admission: A Prospective Observational Study
Conclusions/Implications for Practice Delirium is a common aggravation in older patients following ICU admission. The factors found in this study to be independently associated with delirium include poor sleep quality and physical restraints. Both critical care physicians and nurses should pay greater attention to the quality of the ICU stay experienced by their older patients. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effects of Art and Reminiscence Therapy on Agitated Behaviors Among Older Adults With Dementia
Conclusions The findings of this study support that art therapy may have a positive effect on dementia-associated agitated behaviors in institutionalized older adults. Reminiscence therapy activities conducted weekly for 50 minutes each session did not reach statistically significant implications. It is suggested that future studies consider conducting art and reminiscence therapies for a 16-week duration with two weekly sessions to evaluate the effectiveness of the therapy. The duration of follow-up should be extended as well in future studies. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Job Demands and the Effects on Quality of Life of Employed Family Caregivers of Older Adults With Dementia: A Cross-Sectional Study
Background Employed family caregivers are affected by job demands, which can affect quality of care provided to recipients. However, it is important to understand how job demands and the ability to reconcile employment and caregiving influence family caregivers’ quality of life. Purpose The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which job demands influenced quality of life for employed family caregivers of older adults with dementia in Taiwan. Methods This cross-sectional study analyzed secondary data from self-completed questionnaires collected from December 2010 to December 2011. Participants were 2...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Autonomy in Long-Term Care and Nurses’ Participation in Health Policy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life for Older Persons With Cognitive Impairment After Hip Fracture Surgery: A Systematic Review
Conclusions We recommend nursing care interventions for older persons with cognitive impairment be initiated immediately after surgery for hip fracture to prevent a significant decline in HRQoL. Further examination of interventions that are effective in maintaining HRQoL for these patients such as interdisciplinary care is necessary. In addition, the influences of hip fracture type and surgical approach on changes in HRQoL suggest a need for further investigations to determine what contributed to the observed inconsistencies in the outcomes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS Source Type: research

The Effects of Aromatherapy on Postpartum Women: A Systematic Review
Conclusions This systematic review may serve as a reference for healthcare workers in caring for postpartum women. Aromatherapy may be applied as a noninvasive complementary intervention to promote physio-psychological comfort in postpartum women. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS Source Type: research

Development of Fertility Preparedness Scale for Women Receiving Fertility Treatment
Conclusions/Implications for Practice This scale is valid and reliable for measuring the fertility preparedness of women who receive fertility treatment. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Fear of Dementia Scale for Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Conclusions The Fear of Dementia Scale for older adults was shown to be valid and reliable. Therefore, this scale may be used to accurately measure the fear of dementia in elderly individuals. Using this scale to identify the level of fear of dementia will facilitate the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementia. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Smartphone Addiction Levels and the Association With Communication Skills in Nursing and Medical School Students
Background The use of smartphones among young people is quite common. However, smartphones are associated with negative effects when used excessively. It has been reported that smartphone use may adversely affect learning in the classroom, cause safety issues, and negatively affect interpersonal communications. Purpose The aims of this study were to determine the level of smartphone addiction among nursing and medical school students and to examine the effect of smartphone addiction level on communication skills. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted with medical school and nursing students at a public u...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Determinants of Workplace Bullying Types and Their Relationship With Depression Among Female Nurses
Conclusions/Implications for Practice Nursing administrators should establish workplace-bullying prevention and management strategies by setting reasonable and equal workloads for nurses, assigning tasks equitably, and building depression-related support and consultation groups. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Determining Factors That Influence Nurses' Perceptions of Quality Implementations Conducted in Hospitals in Turkey
Conclusions/Implications for Practice Because nurses do not participate effectively in quality management program implementations, they perceive these efforts as unnecessary and the responsibility of the quality control department. It is very important to ensure that all care-service providers participate to effectively implement quality management programs in hospitals and to encourage the adoption of a culture of patient safety in all institutions. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Development of a Simple and Practical Delirium Screening Tool for Use in Surgical Wards
Conclusions We created a screening tool for delirium using factors that were regularly observed and recorded by nurses. This tool is simple and practical and has adequate diagnostic accuracy. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Impacts of Fatigue, Stress, and Perceived Health Status on Women With Rheumatic Diseases: A Comparison Study
Conclusions/Implications for Practice The findings support the theory that RDs have a negative impact on perceived stress and fatigue in women. Physical function, bodily pain, and general health may be the most significantly affected domains of perceived physical health in women with RDs. Of note, with the exception of the vitality subscale, RDs did not adversely affect the perceived mental health of participants with RD in this study. Healthcare professionals should cooperate with clinical rheumatologists, psychologists, and physiotherapists to provide comprehensive care that includes long-term education to help patient...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Gender Differences in Hypertension Treatment and Control in Young Adults
Conclusions The factors affecting the treatment and control of hypertension differed between the two genders. Therefore, healthcare providers should consider the differences in the factors between the two genders in early adulthood. To improve the treatment and control of hypertension, the guidelines for treatment interventions and management should be gender-specific from early adulthood. Nurses should actively suggest health-related behavioral modifications such as performing aerobic exercise for young adult men and reducing alcohol consumption for women. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Version of the Knowledge and Beliefs About Pain in Elderly Patients With Dementia Questionnaire
Conclusions/Implications for Practice This preliminary validation study showed the high acceptability, reliability, and validity of the KBPED-C for hospital nurses. Future studies may use this questionnaire to explore the beliefs and knowledge of nurses regarding pain in older adult patients with dementia. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Using Reflective Teaching Program to Explore Health-Promoting Behaviors in Nursing Students
Conclusions/Implications for Practice The results of this study may serve as a reference for nursing lecturers when employing reflective teaching in the classroom. Reflective teaching designs for actual experiences help nursing students experience the crucial factors and benefits of executing health-promoting behaviors. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Nursing Perspectives on the Impacts of COVID-19
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: PERSPECTIVE Source Type: research

Measurement of Nursing Outcomes From the Perspective of the Nursing Domain
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Effect of Life Review on Quality of Life in Terminal Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusions Life review was found to affect quality of life significantly in the participants in the included studies. The feasibility and safety of applying life review interventions should be considered for terminal patients, and implementers of these interventions should be trained and qualified. Only a few studies in the literature have evaluated the effects of life review therapy in terminal patients. Further studies that use stricter selection criteria are necessary to evaluate the efficacy of the life review intervention before its adoption in clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: META-ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Predictive Factors of Mortality in Older Adult Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
This study was designed to (a) evaluate the 24-month survival rate and (b) identify the underlying cause of death in various dimensions, including cognitive, psychological, and physical function; nutritional status; and chronic disease. Methods A longitudinal study was carried out between 2011 and 2013 at seven long-term care facilities. The participants comprised 276 residents who were all older than 65 years old. Baseline measurements included cognitive function (Mini-Mental State Examination for Dementia Screening), psychological function (Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia), physical function (Barthel Index), ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Development and Evaluation of an Analytical Framework to Explore Student Nurses' Cultural Beliefs of Dementia
Conclusions: An analytical framework was developed and applied to understand student nurses' cultural values and beliefs of dementia. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Korean Version of the Watson Caritas Patient Score
This study was designed to develop a Korean version of the Watson Caritas Patient Score (WCPS) developed by Watson and then verify its reliability and validity. Methods This was a methodological study. Data were collected from 240 patients in wards of the departments of internal medicine and surgery of a general hospital with more than 500 beds in Kunsan City between May 1 and June 8, 2017. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were used to verify the construct validity and model fit. The Patient Perception of Hospital Experience with Nursing was used to confirm convergence validity. Data were ana...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Hierarchical Model of Occupational Burnout in Nurses Associated With Job-Induced Stress, Self-Concept, and Work Environment
This study aimed to explore a hierarchical model of occupational burnout that is associated with job-induced stress, nurse self-concept, and practice environment in nurses working in different units and hospitals. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted, and 2,605 nurses were recruited from seven hospitals. The outcomes were measured using the Maslach Occupational Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey, Nurses' Self-Concept Instrument, Nurse Stress Checklist, and Nursing Work Index-Revised. Hierarchical Linear Modeling 6.0 software was used to conduct hierarchical analysis on the study data. Results On the nur...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Lived Experiences of Indonesian Nurses Who Worked as Care Workers in Taiwan
Conclusions Nurses from Indonesia choose to who work as nurses in Taiwan because of poor financial background and the chance of gaining a better life. However, the participants in this study felt stressed, challenged, and disappointed when faced with the unmet expectations of being employed as care workers without a clear career path. Furthermore, the need to communicate in an unfamiliar language was mentioned as a significant barrier to fulfilling their role. Better policies should be put in place to achieve improved outcomes for both countries. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Exploration of the Association Between Religious Affiliation and Attitude Toward Spiritual Care in Clinical Nurses
Conclusions/Implications for Practice The findings indicate that religious belief is an important factor impacting the attitudes of nurses toward providing spiritual care and that the religious/spiritual beliefs of nurses may impact on their fitness to provide spiritual care to patients. Education on religion may be needed to improve the attitude of nurses toward providing spiritual care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Satisfaction With the Quality Nursing Work Environment Among Psychiatric Nurses Working in Acute Care General Hospitals
This study enabled nurses to show their professional skills and knowledge, which may help enhance job satisfaction. To date, little research has been done to assess the relationship between the nursing work environment and the job satisfaction of psychiatric nurses employed in acute wards of general hospitals. Purpose This study was designed to explain the relationship between job satisfaction and the perceived indicators of a quality nursing work environment (QNWE) after adjusting for demographic characteristics and work characteristics. Methods A cross-sectional correlational design was employed, and a stratified r...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Relationship Between the Problem-Solving Skills and Empathy Skills of Operating Room Nurses
Background The use of empathy in problem solving and communication is a focus of nursing practice and is of great significance in raising the quality of patient care. Purpose The purposes of this study are to investigate the relationship between problem solving and empathy among operating room nurses and to explore the factors that relate to these two competencies. Methods This is a cross-sectional, descriptive study. Study data were gathered using a personal information form, the Interpersonal Problem Solving Inventory, and the Basic Empathy Scale (N = 80). Descriptive and comparative statistics were employed to e...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Characterization of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors and Health-Related Behaviors in Korean Patients With Breast Cancer by Abdominal Obesity Status
Background Breast cancer is the second most prevalent malignancy among Korean women. Changes in lifestyle during and after remission of breast cancer tend to increase abdominal visceral fat, leading to increased risks of metabolic syndrome and chronic diseases. Purpose This cross-sectional study examined the differences in metabolic syndrome risk factors and health-related behaviors between abdominally obese and nonabdominally obese groups of Korean patients with breast cancer. Methods The participants were assigned to nonabdominal obesity (waist circumference (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Living With Diabetes: Perceived Barriers of Adolescents
Conclusions/Implications for Practice This qualitative study enables us to understand what patients feel because the participants explained their difficulties in managing their disease and in maintaining metabolic control. The findings provide an understanding of the subjective experiences of adolescent patients with diabetes. The findings of this study are intended to be helpful in restructuring training in clinics, raising diabetes awareness among teachers and students, socializing diabetic adolescents, and providing family-centered education. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Caring for Others, and Ourselves as Well
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - March 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

The Process of Developing Resilience in Patients With Burn Injuries
Conclusions Resilience was achieved gradually over several progressive steps through the five stages (black hole, introspection, integration, practice, and growth). The results of this research may provide insights and support to patients who seek to improve their adaptation to new situations. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Improving Coping Styles in Family Caregivers of Psychiatric Inpatients Using Planned Behavior Problem-Solving Training
Background: The consequences and high costs of psychiatric disorders impact family caregivers greatly. Health services should identify and provide accessible support programs to facilitate effective caregiver coping. Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a theory-of-planned-behavior-based problem-solving training program on the coping styles of family caregivers of psychiatric inpatients. Methods: In this two-group, randomized control trial, 72 family caregivers were randomly assigned to either a control group receiving standard care or an intervention group receiving a training progr...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Shared Subjective Frames of Interdisciplinary Practitioners Involved in Function-Focused Care in a Nursing Home: Q-Methodology
Conclusions The results of this study elucidate the subjectivities of interdisciplinary practitioners and better enable their provision of effective care in support of the remaining functional abilities of older adults living in nursing homes. The findings may be used as a reference to establish communication methods and shared documentation for interdisciplinary practitioners in nursing homes and construct interdisciplinary function-focused care practice guidelines. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effects of Massage and Acupressure on Relieving Labor Pain, Reducing Labor Time, and Increasing Delivery Satisfaction
Background: Several recent studies have documented the effects of massage and acupressure in reducing labor pain and labor time and in satisfaction with the delivery. However, few studies have investigated the comparative effects of these two therapies. Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of massage and acupressure on labor-related pain management, duration, and satisfaction with delivery. Methods: This randomized controlled trial (n = 120) included three intervention groups (massage only, acupressure only, and massage + acupressure) and one control group, in which patients received no massage...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Women With Amenorrhea and Men With Menstruation: The Qualitative Experiences of People With Disorders of Sex Development in Nigeria
Conclusions The menstrual experience of individuals with DSD negatively affects their quality of life. The women with DSD in this study showed a generally poor knowledge of menarche, menstruation, and puberty, indicating that their parents had ignored the initial symptoms of DSD. DSD were only recognized at puberty because of the development of ambiguous physical traits and of the onset of menstruation in men and the confirmation of amenorrhea in women. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Depression in Nonhospitalized Jordanian Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: To improve patient outcomes, clinical personnel should screen patients with CAD for depression and offer a combined pharmaceutical and therapeutic treatment intervention. An easy-to-administer instrument to detect depression may be included in the standard patient checkup routine used in clinics. Several patient characteristics were found to significantly affect depression and health outcomes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Assessment of Dietary Habits in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
Conclusions This study used the Healthy Eating Index, a measure developed to assess diet quality, to assess the food consumption patterns of patients with chronic heart failure. The findings support using this index before providing diet recommendations to patients. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Translation, Adaptation, and Validation of the Malay Version of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Barriers Scale
Conclusions/Implications for Practice This study found the Malay-version CRBS to be a valid and reliable instrument. It may be used with inpatients to identify barriers to participation in cardiac rehabilitation to promote rehabilitation attendance and improve patient care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Discrepancy Among Self-Reported Adherence, Prescription Refills, and Actual Anticoagulant Control
This study used self-reported medication taken and prescription refills to (a) verify warfarin medication adherence and (b) assist clinicians to determine the discrepancy between medication adherence and anticoagulant control efficacy. Methods This study was conducted at a national-university-affiliated hospital in Yilan County, Taiwan. Structured questionnaires and medical record reviews were adopted. A 100-point visual analog scale was used to measure the reported adherence of participants, whereas medication refill adherence was compared against self-reported adherence. Finally, degree of adherence was evaluated base...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effects of an Education Intervention on Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Skin Self-Examination and Skin Cancer Risks
Background The incidence of skin cancers is increasing in Turkey as well as worldwide. Nurses have a potentially influential role to play in educating the public about skin cancer prevention. Purpose The purpose of this study was to teach nursing students the risks of skin cancer and the steps involved in conducting related skin self-examinations to encourage positive attitudes toward skin cancer protection and early detection. Methods This research used a quasi-experimental, single-group, pretest–posttest design. The study population was composed of all the nursing students who were currently enrolled in a u...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Blood Pressure Classification in Korean University Students: A Descriptive Survey
Conclusions Interventions that address the factors related to BP in young adults are necessary to prevent the occurrence and progression of hypertension in young adults. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Predictors of Palliative Care Knowledge Among Nursing Students in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: This study may be used as a basis for formulating education policies and interventions to enhance palliative care education and clinical training among nursing students and ensure the quality of palliative care not only in Saudi Arabia but also in other countries. (Source: Journal of Nursing Research)
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research