Age Differences in the Mediating Effects of Parenting Stress on the Relationship Between Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease and Externalizing Problems in Children and Adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed that age affected the mediating effects of parenting stress in the relationship between cyanotic CHD and externalizing problems. Efforts to reduce externalizing problems in children and adolescents with cyanotic CHD by targeting parenting stress may be more effective when age differences are considered. PMID: 33538530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 2, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Chang LY, Wang CC, Weng WC, Chiu SN, Chang HY Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Validation of the Chinese Version of Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality-of-Life Questionnaire Among Chinese Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The AFEQT-C is a reliable and valid measure of health-related quality of life in Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation. PMID: 33480628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Li PWC, Yu DSF, Yan BP Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 33264230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

High-Quality Reviews Advance Cardiovascular Nursing Science.
PMID: 33264231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ruppar TM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report: Updates From the Stroke Nursing Committee.
PMID: 33264232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: McNair ND, Taylor-Piliae RE, Fink AM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Women's Awareness of Heart Disease and Risk: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back.
PMID: 33264233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Coke LA, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Getting to the Heart of the Matter.
ey JK PMID: 33264234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Leckey JA, Yeo S, Zègre-Hemsey JK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Depressive Symptom Trajectories in Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors During First Year of Caregiving.
CONCLUSION: Caregivers with persistent depressive symptoms are the most vulnerable to negative psychosocial outcomes and poor perceived health status during the first year of caregiving from discharge for stroke survivors. PMID: 33252561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chung ML, Lee SJ, Son YJ, Miller JL, King RB Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Resourcefulness Training on Depression and Coping Styles of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease in China [RETRACTED].
This study aimed to investigate the effects of a resourcefulness training intervention on depression and coping style of patients with CHD in China. METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial design was used. A convenience sample of 72 patients in community settings took part in the study. Participants in the intervention group (n = 36) received an 8-week intervention based on the concept of resourcefulness, plus routine health education. Participants in the control group (n = 36) received routine health education only. Three outcomes (resourcefulness, depression, and coping styles) were measured using the Resourc...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wen M, Liang Y, Shen Q, Yu J, He P, OuYang X Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Development of a Nostalgic Remembering Intervention: Feeling Safe in Dyads Receiving Palliative Care for Advanced Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Systematic intervention development is essential to understand what, for whom, why, and how an intervention works in producing outcomes. Program theory provided a systematic approach to the development of the Nostalgic Remembering Intervention, including conceptualization of the problem targeted by the intervention, specification of critical inputs and conditions that operationalize the intervention, and understanding the mediating processes leading to expected outcomes. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Creating a foundation for cardiovascular nursing research and practice requires continued, systematic development...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Fleury J, Komnenich P, Coon DW, Volk-Craft B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Depression as a Risk Factor for Developing Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.
CONCLUSION: Published literature supports a significant association of depression with an increased incidence of HF in the general population. PMID: 33148960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Cao L, Sheng C, Luo G, Ou J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study: Hypertension Stigma Among Black Women.
CONCLUSIONS: Hypertension stigma could potentially deter adherence to high BP treatment. Further research is needed to explore the prevalence of stigma in this population and its impact on behaviors that hinder BP control. PMID: 33148961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Abel WM, Spikes T, Greer DB Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 33044343 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Optimizing Cardiovascular Health Across the Life Course: Focus on Social Determinants and Primordial Prevention.
PMID: 33044344 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Coke LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Contextualized Racial and Gendered Stressors, Social Support, and Depression on Hypertension Illness Perceptions and Hypertension Medication Adherence in Young African American Women With Hypertension.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to hypertensive medication has been suggested to be a major contributor to uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) in African Americans. The impact that social determinants have on the various patient-level factors, including HTN beliefs, mental well-being, and social support, may provide insight into the development and tailoring of culturally targeted interventions, thus improving adherence. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships of exposures to contextualized racial and gendered stressors, social support, and depressive symptoms with HTN illness percep...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Spikes T, Higgins M, Lewis T, Dunbar S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Views of Patients With Heart Failure on Their Value-Based Self-care Decisions: A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSION: Two types of values serve influence self-care decisions and adherence. As HF and its self-care prevent patients from pursuing their prioritized values, patients are often nonadherent. Thus, patients with HF should be supported to find alternative ways to enact their values. PMID: 33045155 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Karimi-Dehkordi M, Clark AM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Predictors of Medication Adherence of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Structural Equation Modeling Based on the Extended Theory of Planned Behavior.
CONCLUSIONS: The extended TPB is an appropriate model to predict medication adherence and provides an effective framework for adherence-enhancing interventions. PMID: 33027135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: He QH, Zheng J, Liu JL, Wang J, You LM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19 Outbreak Resources Optimization: Rapid Adaptation of a Catheterization Laboratory Into a New Intensive Cardiac Care Unit.
PMID: 33027136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gonzalez-Cebrian M, Alonso-Fernandez-Gatta M, Toranzo-Nieto I, de la Torre N, Vicente-Palacios V, Barrio A, Alzola E, Villacorta E, Martin-Herrero F, Sanchez PL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Examining Mother-Reported Poor Sleep and Blood Pressure in Black/African American Mother-Child Dyads.
We examined the relationship between sleep and blood pressure (BP) among Black/AA mother-child dyads using data from the Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure study. METHODS: Data for this study were derived from 250 Black/AA mother-child dyads from low-income neighborhoods, collected via 4 home visits over 2 years. Mothers reported poor sleep, including reports of sleeping worse than usual and nighttime awakenings. Recordings of BP were obtained for mother and child. Mother BP was scored as normal (
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Robbins R, DiClemente RJ, Ejikeme C, Crusto CA, Taylor JY Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Examination of the Dutch Objective Burden Inventory in Heart Failure Caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: Both the original 38-item DOBI and the reduced 24-item DOBI had support for their construct validity and internal consistency. The 24-item DOBI may be a useful alternative to the 38-item version, because it maintains psychometric properties of the original instrument while decreasing data collection burden. However, more research is needed to assess whether the shorter version is useful in assessing objective caregiving burden. PMID: 32976181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Grant JS, Graven LJ, Prapanjaroensin A, Azuero A, Luttik ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Multimorbidity in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Is Associated With Greater Mortality, Higher Readmission Rates, and Increased Length of Stay: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Multimorbid patients with ACS are at a greater risk for worse outcomes than their nonmultimorbid counterparts. Lack of consistent measurement makes interpretation of the impact of multimorbidity challenging and emphasizes the need for more research on multimorbidity's effects on postdischarge healthcare utilization. PMID: 32925234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Breen K, Finnegan L, Vuckovic K, Fink A, Rosamond W, DeVon HA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

An Integrative Review of the Symptom Perception Process in Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION: Our review indicated that symptom perception was likely to diversify the pathway of HF management. A variety of contributing factors to the symptom perception process were found to be intertwined. The findings of our review can inform the development of best patient education practice, although further research needs to be conducted to understand why and how patients can follow the most appropriate path from their past experiences. PMID: 32925235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee KS, Oh S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 32784351 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Unintended Consequences of Subjective Assessments and the Need for Objective Measurement in Emergency Departments.
PMID: 32784352 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Dzikowicz DJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Rural Health: The Continuing Challenge to Promote Cardiovascular Health.
PMID: 32784353 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Coke LA, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report: Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Committee.
PMID: 32784354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lambert LM, Pike NA, Taylor-Piliae RE, Fink AM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and High-Density Lipoproteins in Overweight or Obese Individuals: A Meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are associated with low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The occurrence of cardiovascular disease is strongly predicted by HDL. Increased HDL reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Increased fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC) has been proposed to increase HDL in overweight and obesity; however, research outcomes are inconclusive on the effects of FVC on HDL in this population. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of weight loss FVC interventions on HDL in overweight or obese individuals. METHODS: We conducte...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Arnotti K, Bamber M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validity, and Reliability of the Arabic Version of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory Scale Among Older Adults.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Self-care is considered as the best method of blood pressure control. Because the prevalence of hypertension in Arab countries is high and continuously increasing through the years, more attention is needed to evaluate patients' self-care for hypertension, to enable further studies to develop the appropriate intervention. The Self-care of Hypertension Inventory (SC-HI) is a scale that has been developed to measure the maintenance, monitoring, and management of a person with hypertension. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of th...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Alsaqer K, Bebis H Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Inflammatory Genotype Moderates the Association Between Anxiety and Systemic Inflammation in Adults at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a significant health problem in the United States, attributed to more than 30% of all deaths annually. Anxiety has been associated with cardiovascular disease risk and is thought to be associated with cardiovascular disease risk through inflammatory pathways. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship between anxiety and systemic inflammation in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease and to determine if single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with inflammation moderate this relationship. METHODS: A secondary anal...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Key KV, Mudd-Martin G, Moser DK, Rayens MK, Morford LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 26, 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 12, 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 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 - June 30, 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 - June 30, 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 14, 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 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chung ML, Liljeroos M, Moser DK, Lennie TA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research