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Sexual Expression of Nursing Home Residents: Systematic Review of the Literature
ConclusionsNursing research and practice need to shift their focus towards individual needs of nursing home residents to accommodate their values and expectations. Clinical RelevanceCare providers must include a thorough assessment of sexual health of older adults living in nursing homes in routine practice, and include sexual health in the treatment plan. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Rodolfo A. Aguilar Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Resistiveness to Care as Experienced by Family Caregivers Providing Care for Someone With Dementia
ConclusionsStudy findings represent family caregivers’ lived perceptions of resistiveness to care, which are different from current research findings regarding nurses’ perceptions of resistiveness to care. The identified meaning structure indicates focus areas for future research and for nursing interventions to help family caregivers manage their distress when experiencing resistiveness to care. Clinical RelevanceIdentification of the meaning caregivers ascribe to their lived experience of resistiveness to care (five essential constituents) provides nurses with opportunities to help family caregivers (coprovid...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Pamela C. Spigelmyer, Judith E. Hupcey, Carol A. Smith, Susan J. Loeb, Lisa Kitko Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Design, Development, and Evaluation of a Qualitative Data Collection Application for Pregnant Women
ConclusionsThe app provides real‐time data and instant access to data alongside the ability to access participants from a variety of locations. This allows the researcher to gain insight into the experiences of participants through audio or video recordings in longitudinal studies without the need for constant interactions or interviews with participants. Clinical RelevanceUsing smartphone applications can allow researchers to access participants who are traditionally hard to reach and access their data in real time. Evaluating these apps before use in research is invaluable. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hazel Keedle, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns, Hannah Dahlen Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Climate Change, Global Health, and Nursing Scholarship
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Eileen Sullivan ‐Marx, Linda McCauley Tags: GUEST EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Challenges and Resources for Nurses Participating in a Hurricane Sandy Hospital Evacuation
ConclusionsDisaster preparedness education in schools of nursing and practice settings should include more hands‐on disaster preparation exercises, more “low‐tech” options to address power loss, and specific policies on nurses’ disaster roles. Clinical RelevanceNurses play a critical role in responding to disasters. Learning from their disaster experience can inform approaches to nursing education and preparation. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Nancy VanDevanter, Victoria H. Raveis, Christine T. Kovner, Meriel McCollum, Ronald Keller Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Farmworker Vulnerability to Heat Hazards: A Conceptual Framework
ConclusionsThis framework provides a starting point for the design and development of studies of heat‐related illness (HRI) in farmworker and other vulnerable populations exposed to rising global temperatures. Clinical RelevanceIdentification of vulnerability factors to HRI, informs research designs which will lead to the development of public health interventions. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Valerie Vi Thien Mac, Linda A. McCauley Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Climate Change Effects on Respiratory Health: Implications for Nursing
ConclusionsClimate change produces a number of changes to the natural and built environments that may potentially increase respiratory disease prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. Nurses might consider focusing their research efforts on reducing the effects of greenhouse gases and in directing policy to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. Nurses can also continue to direct educational and clinical actions to reduce risks for all populations, but most importantly, for our most vulnerable groups. Clinical RelevanceWhile advancements have been made in understanding the impact of climate change on respiratory heal...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Maureen George, Jean ‐Marie Bruzzese, Lea Ann Matura Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Cross ‐Validation of the Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire
ConclusionsSome items of the MLHFQ are sensitive to differences across cultures, and factor structures vary based on where the scale is administered. In spite of these differences, the total score remains a valid and reliable indicator of quality of life in HF patients across cultures. Clinical RelevanceCultural influences on quality of life are important to consider when assessing patients’ well‐being in HF. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Jacqueline Mogle, Harleah Buck, Cheryl Zambroski, Rosaria Alvaro, Ercole Vellone Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Development and Dissemination of the El Centro Health Disparities Measures Library
This report describes the development and dissemination of a library of English measures, with Spanish translations, on constructs relevant to social determinants of health and behavioral health outcomes. The El Centro Measures Library is a product of the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, a program funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The library is aimed at enhancing capacity for minority health and health disparities research, particularly for Hispanics living in the United States and abroad. DesignThe open‐a...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Victoria Behar Mitrani, Joanne E. O'Day, Timothy B. Norris, Oluwamuyiwa Winifred Adebayo Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

An Exploratory Study on Exemplary Practice of Nurse Consultants
ConclusionsThis study provides new insight into levels of advanced practice and illustrates the exemplary work of NCs to demonstrate how they have developed and shaped services to bring about positive patient and organizational outcomes. Career laddering that places NCs at the highest level of advanced practice is important for making the best use of nursing expertise to achieve optimal patient and organizational outcomes. Clinical RelevanceThis study addresses a knowledge gap to enrich our current understanding of the impact of advanced practice nursing roles by linking NC role practices and competencies to key outcomes. ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Ada Tak Yin Lau, Rebecca Ng, Elaine Wing Yee Wong, So Man Wong, Eva Ching Yee Kan, Eva Liu, Denise Bryant ‐Lukosius Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Contextual Factors Impacting a Pain Management Intervention
ConclusionsDespite challenging contextual variables, the study extended the findings of an early preliminary study in showing the effectiveness of pain management intervention on patient satisfaction with staff's management of pain. In evaluating the impact of an intervention, it is essential to examine the contextual environment. Clinical RelevanceUsing simple, clear, and consistent communication between patients and nurses related to pain can positively impact patient satisfaction with pain management over time. The health care environment can enhance nursing practice and patients’ outcomes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Fawwaz Alaloul, Kimberly Williams, John Myers, Kayla Dlauren Jones, Katelyn Sullivan, M. Cynthia Logsdon Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Depression as a Risk Factor of Organic Diseases: An International Integrative Review
ConclusionsMechanisms connecting depression to physical illness appear to involve alterations in the hypothalamic‐pituitary axis, unhealthy lifestyle, chronic or acute stressors including posttraumatic stress, an increase in C‐reactive protein (CRP) in men, taking antidepressant medication, and social and emotional loneliness. Clinical RelevanceA good patient–provider relationship can help to promote decreased acute or chronic stressors, increased family and social support, decreased loneliness, modification of unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol, control of CRP, and antide...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Teodora Bica, Ruth Castell ó, Loren L. Toussaint, Pilar Montesó‐Curto Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

The Experience of Parenting a Child With Disability in Old Age
ConclusionsThe findings enable a deeper understanding of the various ways in which parents cope with aging alongside caring for an adult child with disability. Hence, this study can serve as a framework for developing tailored and differential intervention methods for these families. Clinical RelevanceAs the world's people experience longer life expectancy, of both individuals with disabilities and their parents, nurses' education and practice should be challenged by the double sensitivities of elder's caregiving and address the unique needs of this unique population. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Tova Band ‐Winterstein, Hila Avieli Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Depression as a Risk Factor of Organic Diseases:An International Integrative Review
ConclusionsMechanisms connecting depression to physical illness appear to involve alterations in the hypothalamic‐pituitary axis, unhealthy lifestyle, chronic or acute stressors including posttraumatic stress, an increase in C‐reactive protein (CRP) in men, taking antidepressant medication, and social and emotional loneliness. Clinical RelevanceA good patient–provider relationship can help to promote decreased acute or chronic stressors, increased family and social support, decreased loneliness, modification of unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol, control of CRP, and antide...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Teodora Bica, Ruth Castell ó, Loren L. Toussaint, Pilar Montesó‐Curto Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Why Do I Do Research? Why Should You Do Research?
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Comfort ‐Supporting Nursing Activities for End‐of‐Life Patients in an Institutionalized Environment
ConclusionsWith the exception of hospice departments, RNs used activities encouraging psychological, spiritual, and social comfort for end‐of‐life patients less frequently than the physical dimension. Clinical RelevanceRNs in hospitals and LTCFs focus insufficiently on the spiritual and psychosocial comfort of end‐of‐life patients. This study is of particular significance to educators who prepare the next generation of nurses. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Helena Kisvetrov á, Šárka Vévodová, David Školoudík Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Enabling a Disaster ‐Resilient Workforce: Attending to Individual Stress and Collective Trauma
ConclusionsNurses working under the rapidly changing, uncontrolled, and potentially dangerous circumstances of a weather‐related disaster are also experiencing concerns about their families’ welfare and worries about personal loss. These multiple issues increase the psychosocial toll on nurses during a disaster response and impending recovery. Clinical RelevanceAwareness of concerns and competing demands nurses experience in a disaster and aftermath can inform education and services to enable nurses to perform their critical functions while minimizing risk to patients and themselves. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Victoria H. Raveis, Nancy VanDevanter, Christine T. Kovner, Robyn Gershon Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Call to Action: The Case for Advancing Disaster Nursing Education in the United States
ConclusionsNovel action steps for expanding disaster educational opportunities across the continuum of nursing are proposed in response to the current compelling need to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the impact of disasters on human health. U.S. educational institutions and health and human service organizations that employ nurses must commit to increasing access to a variety of quality disaster‐related educational programs for nurses and nurse leaders. Clinical RelevanceOpportunities exist to strengthen disaster readiness and enhance national health security by expanding educational programming and training for ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Tener Goodwin Veenema, Roberta Proffitt Lavin, Anne Griffin, Alicia R. Gable, Mary Pat Couig, Aram Dobalian Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Climate Change –Related Water Disasters’ Impact on Population Health
ConclusionsEmpirical evidence related to CCRWDs is predominately descriptive in nature, characterizing the cascade of climatic shifts leading to major environmental disruption and exposure to toxins, and their resultant morbidity and mortality. There is inadequate representation of research exploring potentially modifiable factors associated with CCRWDs and their impact on population health. This review lays the foundation for a wide array of further areas of analysis to explore the negative health impacts of CCRWDs and for nurses to take a leadership role in identifying and advocating for evidence‐based policies to plan...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Tener Goodwin Veenema, Clifton P. Thornton, Roberta Proffitt Lavin, Annah K. Bender, Stella Seal, Andrew Corley Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Mandate for the Nursing Profession to Address Climate Change Through Nursing Education
ConclusionsAn ecological framework is valuable for nursing education regarding climate change through its consideration of political, cultural, economic, and environmental interrelationships on human health and the health of the planet. Knowledge of climate change is important for integration into basic and advanced nursing education, as well as professional education for nurses to address adverse health impacts, climate change responses policy, and advocacy roles. Clinical RelevanceFor current and future nurses to provide care within a climate‐changing environment, nursing education has a mandate to integrate knowledge ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Jeanne Leffers, Ruth McDermott Levy, Patrice K. Nicholas, Casey F. Sweeney Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Frailty as a Risk Factor for Falls Among Community Dwelling People: Evidence From a Meta ‐Analysis
ConclusionsFrailty is a crucial healthcare topic of people with geriatric syndromes. Frail older adults are likely to experience recurrent falls. In addition, the evidence‐based study indicated that once older people enter the prefrail stage, they are likely to experience falls. Therefore, older adults should be evaluated for the possibility of geriatric syndromes such as frailty, which may be addressed to reduce the risk for bone fractures and death. Clinical RelevanceProfessional nurses should use frailty assessment indicators as early as possible to evaluate the possibility of frailty in community‐dwelling older peo...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mei ‐Hsun Cheng, Shu‐Fang Chang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Environmental Health: Implications for the Nursing Profession
ConclusionsNursing organizations have adopted resolutions and engaged in leadership roles to address climate change at the local, regional, national, and global level. It is essential that nurses embrace concepts related to social justice and engage in the policy debate regarding the deleterious effects on human health related to global warming and climate change. Nursing's commitment to social justice offers an opportunity to offer significant global leadership in addressing the health implications related to climate change. Clinical RelevanceRecognizing the negative impacts of climate change on well‐being and the under...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Patrice K. Nicholas, Suellen Breakey Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

From Where I Sit
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Benefits of Attending a Weekend Childhood Cancer Survivor Family Retreat
ConclusionsRetreats offer families of cancer survivors opportunities to reconnect with others and their own family members in a therapeutic environment. These reconnections in a therapeutic environment enriched the families’ positive outlooks on life and changed their perspectives. Clinical RelevanceFamilies of childhood cancer survivors report a lack of support following the completion of therapy. Retreats in a nonclinical therapeutic setting optimize family‐perceived support, relationship building, and reconnecting survivor families. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lisa Bashore, Joyce Bender Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

New Graduate Nurses ’ Professional Commitment: Antecedents and Outcomes
ConclusionProfessional commitment explains why good work characteristics and the provision of organizational resources related to patient care reduce nurses’ anxiety and physical symptoms, and increase their professional turnover intentions. Pre‐entry professional perceptions moderate the effects of work characteristics on professional commitment such that when participants hold positive pre‐entry perceptions about the profession, the propensity to develop professional commitment is higher. Clinical RelevanceThere is a worldwide shortage of nurses. From a nurse training perspective, it is important to create real...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Sylvie Guerrero, Denis Ch ênevert, Steven Kilroy Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nonlinear Analysis to Detect if Excellent Nursing Work Environments Have Highest Well ‐Being
ConclusionsAbsence of evidence for diminishing returns of improving work environments suggests that continuous improvement and achieving excellence in nurse work environments pays off strongly in terms of lower nurse‐reported burnout rates. Nurse staffing policy would benefit from a larger number of studies that identify specific minimum as well as maximum thresholds at which inputs affect nurse and patient outcomes. Clinical RelevanceNurse burnout is omnipresent and has previously been shown to be related to worse patient outcomes. Additional increments in characteristics of excellent work environments, up to the highes...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Giuseppe Casalicchio, Emmanuel Lesaffre, Helmut K üchenhoff, Luk Bruyneel Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Patient Perspectives on Nurse Practitioner Care in Oncology in Canada
Conclusions and Clinical RelevanceToday's healthcare system is characterized by accessibility issues, unmet patient need, workforce issues, and funding pressures. This research supports and enriches what is known about the benefits and usefulness of NP‐provided care from the viewpoint of those receiving the care. The findings offer guidance to NPs in the clinical setting regarding patient needs and optimal care strategies. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Sarah Stahlke, Krista Rawson, Edith Pituskin Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Associations of Bullying and Cyberbullying With Substance Use and Sexual Risk Taking in Young Adults
ConclusionsEngagement in bullying and cyberbullying is associated with the manifestation of gender‐specific health risk behaviors for the different involvement groups in college students. Clinical RelevanceInvolvement in bullying and cyberbullying is a major public health concern due to the associations with multiple health risk behaviors. Nurses and healthcare professionals should adopt multifaceted prevention interventions tailored according to bullying status and gender that extend through all educational levels. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: George Kritsotakis, Maria Papanikolaou, Emmanouil Androulakis, Anastas E. Philalithis Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Aromatherapy Massage for Neuropathic Pain and Quality of Life in Diabetic Patients
ConclusionsAromatherapy massage is a simple and effective nonpharmacological nursing intervention that can be used to manage neuropathic pain and improve QoL in patients with painful neuropathy. Clinical RelevanceAromatherapy massage is a well‐tolerated, feasible, and safe nonpharmacological method that can be readily integrated into clinical settings by nursing staff. The essential oils rosemary, geranium, lavender, eucalyptus, and chamomile can be safely used by nurses in the clinical setting, if applicable. However, training and experience of nurses in aromatherapy massage is critical to achieving positive results. (S...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Zehra Gok Metin, Ayse Arikan Donmez, Nur Izgu, Leyla Ozdemir, Ismail Emre Arslan Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Quality of Work Life, Nurses ’ Intention to Leave the Profession, and Nurses Leaving the Profession: A One‐Year Prospective Survey
ConclusionsThe milieu of respect and autonomy describing the quality of work life predicts the nurses’ intention to leave the profession, and together these predict nurses leaving the profession. Clinical RelevanceThis study illustrates that nurse managers could provide effective interventions to ameliorate the milieu of respect and autonomy aspect of quality of work life to prevent nurses from leaving their profession. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Ya ‐Wen Lee, Yu‐Tzu Dai, Mei Yeh Chang, Yue‐Cune Chang, Kaiping Grace Yao, Mei‐Chun Liu Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Older Adult Residents' Perceptions of Daily Lives in Nursing Homes
ConclusionsPolicy, practice, and research endeavors are required to improve older adult residents’ QOL, such as adequate professional nursing care for physical and psychological comfort and residents’ health and functional status, sufficient activity programs and meaningful relationships, person‐centered care to enhance residents’ autonomy, and homelike environments. Clinical RelevanceThis study demonstrates that healthcare providers, researchers, and policymakers should consider nursing home residents’ QOL to examine the quality of care within the setting and facilitate the development of appropr...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Eunhee Cho, Hyejin Kim, Jeongah Kim, Kyongeun Lee, Salimah H. Meghani, Soo Jung Chang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Perceptions of Smartphone User ‐Centered Mobile Health Tracking Apps Across Various Chronic Illness Populations: An Integrative Review
ConclusionsThis review indicates the growing interest in user‐centered mobile health tracking apps, but with little understanding of motivating factors that foster sustained app use. Mobile health tracking apps targeted to users with chronic conditions need to have a high level of usability in order to motivate users to sustain engagement with their mobile health tracking app. Clinical RelevanceUser‐centered mobile health tracking app technology is being used with increasing frequency to potentially provide individualized support to chronic illness populations. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan D. Birkhoff, Suzanne C. Smeltzer Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Resilience of Burn Patients in South Korea
Abstract PurposeTo examine and identify the factors influencing the degree of resilience among Korean burn patients. DesignA cross‐sectional descriptive design was employed. MethodsThe study sample consisted of 138 burn patients recovering from the acute phase in H hospital, Seoul. The male patient participants numbered 93 (67.4%) and the female participants numbered 45 (32.6%). The average age of the participants was 46.79 years. Measures used were the Beck Depression Inventory, State Trait Anxiety Inventory, self‐esteem scale, family support scale, and resilience scale. FindingsThe analyses showed that the prediction...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mi Heui Jang, Jongui Park, Mi Kyong Chong, Sohyune R. Sok Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Correlates of Nocturia and Relationships of Nocturia With Sleep Quality and Glycemic Control in Women With Type 2 Diabetes
ConclusionsNocturia and poor sleep are common among women with diabetes. The multifactorial nature of nocturia supports the delivered management and treatments being targeted to underlying etiologies in order to optimize women's symptom management. Interventions aimed at modifiable correlates may include maintaining a normal body weight and regular physical exercise for maintaining a normal waist circumference, and decreasing caffeine consumption, implementing feasible modifications in sleeping environments and maintaining sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality. Clinical RelevanceHealthcare professionals should screen for ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Chun ‐Jen Chang, Dee Pei, Chien‐Chih Wu, Mary H. Palmer, Ching‐Chieh Su, Shu‐Fen Kuo, Yuan‐Mei Liao Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

How Could Nurse Researchers Apply Theory to Generate Knowledge More Efficiently?
ConclusionsNurse researchers can review and refine ways in which they apply theory in guiding research and writing publications. Scholars can appreciate how one theory can guide researchers in building knowledge about a given condition such as preventive behaviors. Clinicians and researchers can collaborate to apply and examine the usefulness of theory. Clinical RelevanceIf nurses had improved understanding of theory‐guided research, they could better assess, select, and apply theory‐guided interventions in their practices. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Maichou Lor, Uba Backonja, Diane R. Lauver Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Effects of Messages Delivered by Mobile Phone on Increasing Compliance With Shoulder Exercises Among Patients With a Frozen Shoulder
ConclusionsThe text messages significantly increased patient compliance with shoulder exercises and thus improved patients’ shoulder range of motion. Clinical RelevanceHospital or clinics can send appropriate messages to patients via text message platforms in order to remind and encourage them to do shoulder exercises. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hui ‐Chun Chen, Tai‐Yuan Chuang, Pi‐Chu Lin, Yen‐Kuang Lin, Yeu‐Hui Chuang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Developing Abilities to Navigate Through the Grey Zones in Complex Environments: Nurses ’ Reasons for Applying to a Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses
ConclusionsFindings are consistent with those appearing in the international literature but provide a more cohesive and comprehensive account than previously, and hold promise for the development of educational and policy strategies to address moral distress and uncertainty. Clinical RelevanceThis study is relevant to clinical practice in its verification of the need nurses have for ethics knowledge, skill refinement, and application through communication. These findings affirmed the challenge that nurses feel in communicating their ethical concerns in an effective and engaging way and their commitment to advocacy and impr...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Martha Jurchak, Pamela J. Grace, Susan M. Lee, Danny G. Willis, Angelika A. Zollfrank, Ellen M. Robinson Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Compassion Fatigue
ConclusionsThe authors provided an analysis of the evolution of compassion fatigue and identified surrogate terms, attributes and defining characteristics, and antecedents and consequences of the term, true to Rodgers’ Evolutionary Model. Related terms are also discussed and a brief case model is provided. Clinical RelevanceA better understanding of compassion fatigue will allow researchers and clinicians to identify its causes, prevention, and treatment. This could impact the rate at which healthcare providers leave clinical practice and their ability to compassionately engage with patients. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Claire Sorenson, Beth Bolick, Karen Wright, Rebekah Hamilton Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Impact of Providing Compassion on Job Performance and Mental Health: The Moderating Effect of Interpersonal Relationship Quality
ConclusionsWhen nurses are frequently willing to listen, understand, and help their suffering colleagues, the enhancement engendered by providing compassion can improve the provider's job performance and mental health. Creating high‐quality relationships in the workplace can strengthen the positive benefits of providing compassion. Clinical RelevanceMotivating employees to spontaneously exhibit compassion is crucial to an organization. Hospitals can establish value systems, belief systems, and cultural systems that support a compassionate response to suffering. In addition, nurses can internalize altruistic belief system...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Li ‐Chuan Chu Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Effect of Binaural Beat Technology on the Cardiovascular Stress Response in Military Service Members With Postdeployment Stress
ConclusionsWhen placed under an acute stressor, participants who used music with embedded BBT showed a decrease in sympathetic responses and an increase in parasympathetic responses, while participants who used music alone had the opposite effect. Clinical RelevanceThe use of BBT in the theta brainwave frequency embedded into music decreases physical and psychological indications of stress. BBT embedded with beta and delta frequencies may improve cognitive functioning and sleep quality, respectively. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: MeLisa A. Gantt, Stephanie Dadds, Debra S. Burns, Dale Glaser, Angelo D. Moore Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Trauma Exposure Among Women in the Pacific Rim
ConclusionsHistorical, political, geographic, and cultural factors may explain differences in trauma exposure among women in the four locations studied. Clinical RelevanceThis study offers relevant knowledge for providers in diverse locations who provide services to women who have experienced traumatic events and provides evidence for the need for future research to further enhance knowledge of trauma exposure among women, and on the effects of trauma in women's lives. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Elizabeth Reeves, Pilar Bernal de, Susan G. Silva, Diva Jaramillo, Tulia Uribe, Agnes Tiwari, Gladys Eugenia Canaval, Maria Eugenia Mendoza Flores, Ruth Ann Belknap, Janice C. Humphreys Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Barriers to and Facilitators of South Asian Indian ‐Americans’ Engagement in Advanced Care Planning Behaviors
Abstract PurposeTo identify barriers to and facilitators of older South Asian Indian‐Americans’ (SAIAs’) engagement in behaviors associated with advance care planning (ACP). MethodsUsing a descriptive qualitative design guided by the transcultural nursing assessment model, data were collected in focus groups of community‐dwelling older SAIA participants, SAIA family caregivers, and SAIA physicians. A directed approach using predetermined coding categories derived from the Transcultural Nursing Assessment model and aided by NVivo 10 software (Melbourne, Australia) facilitated the qualitative data analysis. R...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kavita Radhakrishnan, Shubhada Saxena, Regina Jillapalli, Yuri Jang, Miyong Kim Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nurses' Experiences With Patients Who Die From Failure to Rescue After Surgery
ConclusionsNurses' reactions after an FTR surgical death may be different when there is no identified nursing error contributing to the event. There may be key differences between deaths that are simply unexpected and those that involve FTR. The importance of mentoring junior nurses in protective surveillance skills is vital. Clinical RelevanceDeveloping an understanding of nurses' experiences with FTR can assist nurse leaders to better support nurses who experience FTR deaths. Insight into the environment surrounding FTR deaths provides a foundation for future research aimed at improving patient safety and quality through...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Cynthia Thornton Bacon Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Effects of a Multicomponent Restraint Reduction Program for Korean Nursing Home Staff
Abstract PurposePhysical restraints are used frequently in Korea, suggesting a growing need for access to programs focused on reduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a multicomponent restraint reduction program (MRRP) for nursing staff in Korean nursing homes. DesignA cluster‐randomized, single‐blind, controlled pretest‐posttest design was used. A total of 122 nursing staff (nurses and geriatric care assistants) in two Korean nursing homes participated in this study: 62 in the experimental group (EG) and 60 in the control group (CG). MethodsNursing staff in the EG home received the MRRP compri...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Eun ‐Hi Kong, Eunjin Song, Lois K. Evans Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Development of a Self ‐Management Theory‐Guided Discharge Intervention for Parents of Hospitalized Children
ConclusionsThe theory‐based intervention operationalized self‐management concepts, added components of nursing clinical judgment, and integrated the Teach‐Back method. Clinical RelevanceDevelopment of a theory‐based intervention, the translation of theoretical knowledge to clinical innovation, is an important step toward testing the effectiveness of the theory in guiding clinical practice. Clinical nurses will establish the practice relevance through future use and refinement of the intervention. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen J. Sawin, Marianne E. Weiss, Norah Johnson, Karen Gralton, Shelly Malin, Carol Klingbeil, Stacee M. Lerret, Jamie J. Thompson, Kim Zimmanck, Molly Kaul, Rachel F. Schiffman Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research