Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Young Adults About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in the United States: An Integrative Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Young adults are not armed with the accurate knowledge to make informed choices about using e-cigarettes. E-cigarette users are understudied and tend to value appearance and physical sensation over health. Social norms related to e-cigarette use are linked to perception of identity and the current technology-focused culture. PMID: 32740220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tremblay B, Turk MT, Cooper MR, Zoucha R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Exercise Training in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Community Hospital Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The ET intervention was feasible and safe, and findings support improved quality of life, depressive symptoms, and exercise tolerance. Larger controlled trials are warranted. PMID: 32740221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bean G, Mou J, Pflugeisen B, Olsen L, Hoag S, Silva A, Ball AL, Lee T Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Prognostic Value of Braden Scale in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: From the Retrospective Multicenter Study for Early Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The Braden Scale (BS) is a routine nursing measure used to predict pressure ulcer events; it is recommended as a frailty identification instrument. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the predictive utility of the BS in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: We enrolled 2285 patients with AMI from the Retrospective Multicenter Study for Early Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain. The patients were divided into 3 groups (B1, B2, and B3) according to their BS score (≤12 vs 13-14 vs ≥15). The primary endpoint was all-c...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jia Y, Li H, Li D, Li F, Li Q, Jiang Y, Gao Y, Wan Z, Cao Y, Zeng Z, Zeng R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Vitamin D Mediates the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Patients With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms are common among patients with heart failure and are associated with poor quality of life. Vitamin D plays a role in the regulation of mood and depressive symptoms levels. Patients with heart failure can have lower levels of vitamin D. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, depressive symptoms, and quality of life among patients with heart failure in Jordan. METHODS: A cross-sectional correlational comparative design was used in this study. Depressive symptoms were measured by the Arabic subscale of the Hospi...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ruz MEA, Momani A, Shajrawi AA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

"Is My Heart Healing?" A Meta-Synthesis of Patients' Experiences After Acute Myocardial Infarction.
CONCLUSION: Although AMI tends to be seen as a discrete event, participants are left with little professional guidance as to how to negotiate significant, and often discordant, psychosocial changes that have long-lasting effects on their lives, similar to persons with chronic illnesses but without research in place to figure out how to best support them. PMID: 32740224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Dreyer RP, Pavlo AJ, Hersey D, Horne A, Dunn R, Norris CM, Davidson L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Changes in Social Support and Relational Mutuality as Moderators in the Association Between Heart Failure Patient Functioning and Caregiver Burden.
CONCLUSIONS: Caregivers' relationships with their care recipient shape how they respond to and interpret the demands of caregiving, and relationships experiencing negative changes over time contribute to caregiver burden. Promoting and sustaining positive social relationships within the caregiver-patient dyad is thus a promising avenue for interventions aimed at reducing the burden experienced by caregivers to patients with HF. PMID: 32740225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Cooney TM, Proulx CM, Bekelman DB Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Moderator Role of Mutuality on the Association Between Depression and Quality of Life in Stroke Survivor-Caregiver Dyads.
This study used a longitudinal design with 222 stroke survivor-caregiver dyads enrolled at survivor discharge from rehabilitation hospitals. Data collection was performed for 12 months. We examined survivor and caregiver QOL dimensions (physical, psychological, social, and environmental), depression, and mutuality at baseline and every 3 months. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to test 4 longitudinal dyadic moderation models (1 for each QOL domain). RESULTS: Survivors (50% male) and caregivers (65% female) were 70.8 (SD, 11.9) and 52.5 (SD, 13.1) years old, respectively. We observed no significant moderating effe...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Pucciarelli G, Lyons KS, Simeone S, Lee CS, Vellone E, Alvaro R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Variation in Knowledge of Stroke Warning Signs by Age and Presence of Conventional Risk Factors: A Community Health Survey in Korea.
CONCLUSION: Stoke risk factors are increasing among young people; they still have poor knowledge about SWSs. More education is needed to increase appropriate treatment, especially in young people with stroke-related risk factors. PMID: 32740227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Oh J, Kim HY, Kim YS, Kim SH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Gender Differences in the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Taiwanese Air Force Personnel: A Population-Based Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Authors of several studies have reported differences in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) between men and women. However, information is lacking on gender difference among military personnel. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of MetS and its component abnormalities among Taiwanese Air Force personnel by gender and age groups. METHODS: A population-based study was conducted including 14 872 Taiwanese Air Force personnel. Data were retrieved from the military's Health Management Information System. Analyses were performed using Student t test, &ch...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang WY, Li CH, Wu YS, Chien WC, Wang KY, Tzeng WC Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and/or Flutter at the Time of Cardioversion or Ablation.
CONCLUSION: Depressive symptoms and anxiety are common in patients with AF. Healthcare providers should monitor patients with AF for depressive symptoms and anxiety at the time of procedures and intervene when indicated. Additional investigations on assessment, prediction, treatment, and outcome of depressive symptoms and anxiety in patients with AF are warranted. PMID: 32675627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Koleck TA, Mitha SA, Biviano A, Caceres BA, Corwin EJ, Goldenthal I, Creber RM, Turchioe MR, Hickey KT, Bakken S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Structural Equation Model of Gratitude, Self-efficacy, and Medication Adherence in Patients With Stage B Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Consistent self-care slows the progression of heart failure (HF). Gratitude, the practice of appreciating the positive aspects of life, may influence self-efficacy, which in turn is known to improve self-care. However, little is known about the relationships among gratitude, self-efficacy, and medication adherence in HF. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test a model to determine if self-efficacy mediates the relationship between gratitude and medication adherence in asymptomatic patients with HF. METHOD: This is a secondary analysis of data from a prospective observational stu...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Cousin L, Buck H, Benitez B, Mills P, Redwine L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Exercise Therapy for Adults With Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
CONCLUSIONS: This review shows the independent benefits of exercise therapy in reducing all-cause hospital admissions and cardiovascular mortality for adults with CHD. PMID: 32649373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chair SY, Zou H, Cao X Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring Patients' Values and Preferences for Initial Atrial Fibrillation Education.
CONCLUSIONS: Addressing emotional and quality of life concerns at the time of AF diagnosis reduced fear and was critical for enabling participants to attend to discussions about treatment and self-management. The value participants placed on written and video resources as an adjunct to verbal explanation suggests that providers should consider educational approaches beyond verbal explanations. PMID: 32649374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: McCabe PJ, Kumbamu A, Stuart-Mullen L, Hathaway J, Lloyd M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Insomnia and Insomnia Symptoms in Persons With Heart Failure: An Integrative Review.
CONCLUSION: Larger studies with diverse age and race groups as well as longitudinal studies and designs that test mediation effects are needed to disentangle complex relationships between insomnia and insomnia symptoms and several of their potential predictors and correlates in HF. PMID: 32649375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gharzeddine R, McCarthy MM, Yu G, Dickson VV Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Prehospital Delay in Patients With Acute Stroke: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Most study authors found no differences in prehospital delay between women and men; however, women delayed longer in some Asian-Pacific and American studies. Findings of sex differences were inconclusive. PMID: 32649376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Potisopha W, Vuckovic KM, DeVon HA, Park CG, Hershberger PE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is prevalent in heart failure and is associated with higher mortality rates. The mechanism behind cognitive impairment in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has not been established. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate associations between abnormal cardiac hemodynamics and cognitive impairment in individuals with HFpEF. METHODS: A secondary analysis of Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study data was performed. Participants free of stroke or dementia who completed in-person assessments at vi...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Faulkner KM, Dickson VV, Fletcher J, Katz SD, Chang PP, Gottesman RF, Witt LS, Shah AM, DʼEramo Melkus G Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Equity in Genomics: A Brief Report on Cardiovascular Health Disparities in African American Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Genomics will continue to drive advances in CVD prevention and management, and equitable progress is imperative. Nursing should leverage the public's trust and its widespread presence in clinical and community settings to prevent the worsening of CVD disparities among African Americans. PMID: 32649378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Scott J, Cousin L, Woo J, Gonzalez-Guarda R, Simmons LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 32541606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sleep Apnea Testing and Management in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Why is it So Difficult?
PMID: 32541607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Desteghe L, Linz D, Hendriks JM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Benefits of Tai Chi Exercise Among Adults With Chronic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION: Tai chi can be easily integrated into existing cardiac rehabilitation programs. Further research is needed with rigorous study designs and larger samples before widespread recommendations can be made. PMID: 32544110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Taylor-Piliae R, Finley BA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Perceived Control Prevents Perception of Negative Changes in Life as a Result of Caring for a Patient With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION: Greater perceived control played a protective role for caregivers independent of caregiver burden. Interventions designed to enhance perceived control may improve caregivers' perceptions of changes in their life. PMID: 32541246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chung ML, Liljeroos M, Moser DK, Lennie TA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Foot Reflexology Applied Before Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty on Anxiety, Stress, and Cortisol Levels of Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
v H Abstract BACKGROUND: Coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedures cause anxiety and stress in individuals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of foot reflexology applied before coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty on the anxiety, stress, and cortisol levels of individuals. METHODS: A simple randomized trial design was used. The patients who met the inclusion criteria were divided into 4 groups including experimental and control groups of coronary angiography patients (30 patients in each group) and perc...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Vural Doğru B, ŞenuzunAykar F, Yıldırım Y, Yavuzgil O, Sözmen E, Memmedov H Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a Home-Based Telehealth Exercise Training Program for Patients With Cardiometabolic Multimorbidity: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A 12-week home-based telehealth exercise training program is feasible and effective in increasing amounts of physical activity, elevating exercise capacity, and improving health-related quality of life in patients with cardiometabolic multimorbidity. PMID: 32511110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chiang SL, Shen CL, Chen LC, Lo YP, Lin CH, Lin CH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Characteristics of the Caregiver Contribution to Self-care of Heart Failure Index in a South American Population.
CONCLUSIONS: The CC-SCHFI is a valid and reliable scale to measure caregiver contributions to self-care maintenance, caregiver contributions to self-care management, and caregiver confidence in HF. PMID: 32511111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ávila CW, De Maria M, Vellone E, Riegel B, Bernardes D, Silveira LJ, Rabelo-Silva ER Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Hemodynamic and Hemostatic Response to Blood Flow Restriction Resistance Exercise in Coronary Artery Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Blood flow-restricted resistance training (BFR-RT) has been proven to be safe and efficacious in healthy older adults, but not in cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the acute and training induced effects of BFR-RT on hemostatic and hemodynamic responses in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Stable patients with CAD were randomized to 8 weeks of BFR-RT (30%-40% 1-repetition maximum unilateral knee extension) combined with aerobic training or aerobic training alone (control group). At baseline and after 4 and 8 weeks, blood sa...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kambič T, Novaković M, Tomažin K, Strojnik V, Božič-Mijovski M, Jug B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Patterns of Heart Failure Dyadic Illness Management: The Important Role of Gender.
CONCLUSION: There is an engendered spectrum of collaboration in how HF patient-care partner dyads work together to manage HF that needs to be considered in clinical care and research. PMID: 32496366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee CS, Sethares KA, Thompson JH, Faulkner KM, Aarons E, Lyons KS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Identification of Cardiovascular Patient Groups at Risk for Poor Medication Adherence: A Cluster Analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence limits the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and leads to increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. Identifying groups of patients at risk of poor adherence behavior could enable an intervention to be developed and target patients appropriately. OBJECTIVE: The first aim of this study was to identify homogeneous subgroups of cardiovascular outpatients based on their cardiovascular risk factors. Subsequently, differences in medication adherence between these groups were examined. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational study, patien...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Sieben A, van Onzenoort HAW, van Laarhoven KJHM, Bredie SJH, van Dulmen S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Influence of Preoperative Anxiety, Optimism, and Pain Catastrophizing on Acute Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Cross-sectional Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute postoperative pain (APOP) may cause complications and delay healing. Analgesics alone cannot completely relieve APOP. Preoperative anxiety, optimism, and pain catastrophizing are predictors of APOP. No study author has examined the mediating effect of pain catastrophizing on APOP in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate the relationship between preoperative anxiety, optimism, pain catastrophizing, confounding factors (age, sex, type of surgery, and preoperative pain), and APOP and to examine the mediating effect of pain catastroph...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tai AL, Hsieh HF, Chou PL, Chen HM, Liu Y Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Linguistic and Psychometric Validation of the Chinese Version of the Control Attitudes Scale-Revised in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION: We developed a semantically equivalent version of the CAS-R in Chinese. The evaluation of the instruments' psychometric properties demonstrated that the CCAS-R has good reliability and validity for use in Chinese patients with chronic heart failure. PMID: 32472800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chen S, Zheng S, Wang X, Zhang X, Fa T, Fu L, Zang X, Zhao Y Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Decision Support for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Replacement: A Pilot Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: It was feasible to deliver the intervention, collect data, despite slow recruitment. The decision support intervention has the potential to improve ICD replacement decision quality. PMID: 32453274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lewis KB, Birnie D, Carroll SL, Brousseau-Whaley C, Clark L, Green M, Nair GM, Nery PB, Redpath C, Stacey D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

TAS2R38 Haplotype Predicts 24-Hour Urinary Sodium Excretion in Patients With Heart Failure and Their Family Caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study partially supported our hypothesis that PAV homozygous haplotype predicts 24-hour urinary sodium excretion. With our small sample size, more research is needed. Understanding genetic influences on taste can lead to development of educational interventions tailored to patients with HF and their family caregivers to better support dietary adherence. PMID: 32453275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Smith JL, Mudd-Martin G, Estus S, Lennie TA, Chung ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-management Needs of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Future longitudinal research and replication studies with larger samples are needed. Educational materials and targeted interventions that promote self-management benefit the aging adult with CHD population. PMID: 32453276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hays LH, Mcsweeney JC, Mitchell A, Bricker C, Green A, Landes RD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Prevalence and Correlates of Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence to Immunosuppressive Drugs After Heart Transplantation: The International Multicenter Cross-sectional Bright Study.
CONCLUSION: In heart transplant recipients, the CRMNA prevalence varies across countries but is lower than in other chronically ill populations. Identified patient-level correlates are novel (ie, intention to adhere, cost-related barriers, and cost-related self-efficacy) and indicate patient-perceived medication cost burden. PMID: 32433348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Schönfeld S, Denhaerynck K, Berben L, Dobbels F, Russell CL, Crespo-Leiro MG, De Geest S, BRIGHT Study Team† Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Local and Systemic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress After a Single Bout of Maximal Walking in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease.
CONCLUSION: In patients with symptomatic PAD, maximal exercise induces local and systemic impairments, which may play a key role in atherogenesis. Exercise strategies that avoid maximal effort may be important to reduce local and systemic damage and enhance clinical benefits. PMID: 32427794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Andrade-Lima A, da Silva Junior N, Chehuen M, Miyasato R, Souza RWA, Leicht AS, Brum PC, de Oliveira EM, Wolosker N, Forjaz CLM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Feasibility Study of the Health Empowerment Intervention in Older Adults With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: This research supports the feasibility of the HEI and provides a basis for continued evaluation. PMID: 32427795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Thakur RD, Fleury JD, Crawford Shearer NB, Belyea M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Relationships Between Personal Satisfaction, Cardiovascular Disease Risk, and Health Promoting Behavior Among Arab American Middle-Aged Women.
This study aimed to examine the impact of personal satisfaction on health-promoting behavior and CVD risk in middle-aged Arab American women. METHODS: A convenience sample of 114 middle-aged Arab American women was recruited from 2 clinical sites in Michigan in the United States. Participants completed a demographic questionnaire, the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, the Satisfaction With Life Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and a single item assessing health satisfaction. Risk for CVD was calculated using the 10-year atherosclerotic CVD Risk Estima...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ashgar RI Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Perceived Control Predicts Symptom Status in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Lower levels of perceived control were independently associated with worse symptom status in patients with HF. Intervention strategies targeting perceived control should be tested to determine whether they could improve symptom status. PMID: 32398498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin CY, Miller JL, Lennie TA, Biddle MJ, Mudd-Martin G, Hammash M, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Associations Between Sleep and Personality Factors Among Patients Living With Coronary Artery Disease.
lin P Abstract BACKGROUND: Insomnia symptoms have become increasingly common in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Increasing evidence suggests comorbidity between personality traits and health status. Considering personality traits may act as a predisposition for future illness; this state may influence sleep quality and it appears to precipitate cardiac events in high-risk patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate self-reported sleep deficiency in relation to vicious cycle of sleeplessness (VCS) behavior, hyperarousal behavioral trait (H-personality), and type D personality tra...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kjellsdotter A, Edéll-Gustafsson U, Yngman-Uhlin P Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Rehospitalization and Emergency Department Visits on Subsequent Adherence to Weight Telemonitoring.
oup Abstract BACKGROUND: Weight telemonitoring may be an effective way to improve patients' ability to manage heart failure and prevent unnecessary utilization of health services. However, the effectiveness of such interventions is dependent upon patient adherence. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine how adherence to weight telemonitoring changes in response to 2 types of events: hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. METHODS: The Better Effectiveness After Transition-Heart Failure trial examined the effectiveness of a remote telemonitoring intervention compared with usu...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Haynes SC, Tancredi DJ, Tong K, Hoch JS, Ong MK, Ganiats TG, Evangelista LS, Black JT, Auerbach A, Romano PS, Better Effectiveness After Transition–Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Research Group Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Scale for Measuring Role Strain in Women With Diabetes: Development and Psychometric Testing of the Chinese Version.
This study was conducted from October 2018 to May 2019 and used a cross-sectional design. Based on literature reviews and results of focus groups, a 28-item role strain scale was developed and administered to 519 women with diabetes in Taiwan. Item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, concurrent validity, and reliability testing were used to examine the psychometric characteristics of the scale. RESULTS: A 9-item role strain scale including subscales for role guilt and role conflict, supported by exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, was produced. High role strai...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Huang CL, Chen SY, Hsu HC, Wang RH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Predischarge Versus Postdischarge Scheduling for Early Follow-up Appointments.
CONCLUSIONS: Appointment scheduling may be based on provider perceptions of readmission risk. Follow-up appointment scheduling practices should be based on systematic processes. PMID: 32398502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Distelhorst K, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Associations Among Perceived Control, Depressive Symptoms, and Well-being in Patients With Heart Failure and Their Spouses: A Dyadic Approach.
CONCLUSION: In an interdependent relationship within the patient-spouse dyads, each dyad member's perceived control influenced their partner's emotional well-being as well as depressive symptoms. The findings suggest development of dyadic interventions that can increase perceived control over the heart condition. PMID: 32398503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Strömberg A, Liljeroos M, Ågren S, Årestedt K, Chung ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Adapting to Uncertainty: Nursing Responsiveness to COVID-19.
PMID: 32398504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wierenga KL, Moore SE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Implications for Cardiovascular and Socially At-risk Populations.
PMID: 32384299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Baptiste D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Physical Activity and Factors Affecting Its Maintenance Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease Not Undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation in China.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The level of physical activity (PA) among patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) living in Chinese communities who do not participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs and the factors contributing to patient maintenance of PA are unclear. OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study, guided by the Transtheoretical Model, evaluated (1) the maintenance of PA in Chinese patients with CHD 12 months after hospital discharge and (2) the demographic, clinical, and psychological characteristics associated with maintenance of PA. METHODS: A total of 1162 patients completed 6 questionnaires at 1...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang J, Liu H, Chen C, Chang W, Ma Y, Zhao C, Smith SC, Han J, Yu M, Ma J, Qi J, Xing Y Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News May-June 2020.
Authors: PMID: 32282515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Vaping and Use of E-Cigarette Products in Adolescents: A New Cardiopulmonary Crisis.
PMID: 32282516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Coke LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Caregiving in Heart Failure.
PMID: 32282517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chung ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Intersectionality in Heart Failure Self-care: Ignorance Is Not an Option.
PMID: 32282518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Allana S, Thompson DR, Ski CF, Clark AM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Perceived Learning Needs of Patients With Heart Failure in Jordan: Perspectives of Patients, Caregivers, and Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Although some similarities exist, there are important differences among the 3 groups on perceived importance of information. Understanding these differences may be critical in developing a tailored educational program for patients and caregivers and improving nursing practice. PMID: 32282519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ashour A, Al-Rawashdeh S, Alwidyan M, Al-Smadi A, Alshraifeen A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research