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Comprehensive Care Model for Sex Trafficking Survivors
ConclusionsThis study led to the refinement of an aftercare service delivery model and laid the foundation to develop best practice guidelines for providing aftercare services to DMST survivors. Clinical RelevanceSex trafficking is a global health problem affecting our youth today. Nurses have a vital role in combatting sex trafficking by raising awareness about the problem and restoring the lives of sex trafficking victims by implementing innovative care programs. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - February 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Naomi M. Twigg Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Lessons Learned From a Practice ‐Based, Multisite Intervention Study With Nurse Participants
ConclusionsMultisite studies of nursing personnel are rare and challenging to the existing infrastructure. These barriers can be overcome with strong engagement and planning. Clinical RelevanceLeadership engagement, onsite staff support, and continuous communication can facilitate successful recruitment to a workplace‐based randomized, controlled behavioral trial. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Christopher R. Friese, Kari Mendelsohn ‐Victor, Pamela Ginex, Carol M. McMahon, Alex J. Fauer, Marjorie C. McCullagh Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Use of Play Therapy in Nursing Process: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
ConclusionsPlay therapy helped pre‐school children to improve their social, emotional, and behavioral skills. It also provided benefits for the children to decrease their fear and anxiety levels, to improve their communication and coping skills, and to increase their self‐esteem. Clinical RelevanceThe study concluded that play therapy helps develop the social, emotional, and behavioral skills of pre‐school children. It has also helped children lower their fear and anxiety levels, improve their communication and coping skills, and promote their self‐esteem. Pediatric nurses are recommended to include play therapy in...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Emel Sezici, Ayse Ferda Ocakci, Hasibe Kadioglu Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Impact of Organizational Innovations in Nursing Homes on Staff Perceptions: A Secondary Data Analysis
ConclusionsBased on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that nursing homes environments differ substantially in experienced job satisfaction and job motivation. Clinical RelevanceTo enable a balanced work environment for nursing staff, a clear understanding of the relation between living environments and experienced job satisfaction among nursing staff is required. Since social support seems to be one of the key contributors to a supportive beneficial work climate, managers should focus on enabling this in daily nursing home care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Joost Adams, Hilde Verbeek, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen Tags: NEW MODELS OF CARE IN RESIDENTIAL LONG ‐TERM CARE Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Advancing Science, Improving Lives: NINR's New Strategic Plan and the Future of Nursing Science
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia A. Grady Tags: GUEST EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Delphi Survey of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
ConclusionsCritical research priorities should focus on population‐based health topics. Between‐country differences should be analyzed further. A clinical research database for the region may help improve research access for nurses and midwives. Clinical RelevancePracticing nurses and midwives lack extensive evidence (including culturally relevant evidence) on which to practice. Increasing research in areas identified in this survey may improve patient outcomes and quality of care regionally. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Carolyn Sun, Jennifer Dohrn, Arwa Oweis, Huda Abu ‐Saad Huijer, Fathieh Abu‐Moghli, Hania Dawani, Cheherezade Ghazi, Elaine Larson Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

An Integrative Review of Biological Variants and Chronic Stress in Emerging Adults With Chronic Conditions
ConclusionsStudies of chronic stress and anxiety in adolescents and emerging adults with chronic health conditions are currently limited in scope and impact. A more comprehensive approach will facilitate translation into practice to improve short‐ and long‐term health outcomes. Clinical RelevancePrecision and genomic healthcare initiatives support the relevance of this work for nurses in all areas of clinical practice. Genomic testing is expanding to include individuals in all age groups, with and without diagnosed conditions. As psychological and behavioral phenotypes may influence self‐management outcomes of adoles...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Anne L. Ersig, Angela R. Starkweather Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Trajectories of Weight Change and Predictors Over 18 ‐Month Weight Loss Treatment
ConclusionsGood responders differed from poor responders in decreasing their perceived barriers to healthy eating (e.g., managing emotions, social support, and daily mechanics of adopting a healthy diet) and reducing fat intake. Good responders differed from fair responders in perceived barriers to healthy eating. Clinical RelevanceClinicians need to focus on how we can assist those who are being unsuccessful in adopting some of the behaviors observed among those who have experienced successful weight loss and maintainers. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Yaguang Zheng, Susan M. Sereika, Cynthia A. Danford, Christopher C. Imes, Rachel Woodson Goode, Juliet Mancino, Lora E. Burke Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Women's and Healthcare Workers ’ Beliefs and Experiences Surrounding Abortion: The Case of Haiti
ConclusionsResults showed an urgent need to create a public health response that addresses different dimensions of abortion by engaging women and healthcare providers in rapid and concrete actions that promote access and safe care of women. It is imperative to conduct more research related to abortion in order to examine other associated factors to better understand the links between abortion and sexual health disparities among Haitian women. These results highlight the need for a rapid response to the need of this vulnerable group, who are experiencing high rates of mortality. This can also serve as a directive to approac...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Laura Dean Albuja, Rosina Cianelli, Debbie Anglade, Brenda Owusu, Laly Joseph, Sonique Sailsman, Lilian Ferrer Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

A Systematic Review on the Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance of Nurses in the Hospital Setting
ConclusionsThis review showed that single and combined interventions do improve hand hygiene practices among nurses; however, there is a need for more methodologically robust studies to define the most effective and sustainable interventions. Clinical RelevanceAlthough hand hygiene is the most effective measure to prevent healthcare‐associated infections, compliance with hand hygiene remains low. Nurses are among the healthcare providers who spend the most time in direct patient contact. Therefore, there is a need for research to identify the interventions that improve HHC in this group. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Olena Doronina RN, Denise Jones, Marianna Martello, Alain Biron, M élanie Lavoie‐Tremblay Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Family Presence During Resuscitation: A Double ‐Edged Sword
ConclusionsParticipants stated that FPDR may work as a double‐edged sword for the family and resuscitation team, hurting or preserving quality. It is thus recommended that guidelines be created to protect patients’ and families’ rights, while considering the positive aspects of the phenomenon for hospitals. Clinical RelevanceA liaison support person would act to decrease family anxiety levels and would be able to de‐escalate any potentially aggressive or confrontational events during resuscitation. Well‐trained and expert cardiopulmonary resuscitation team members do not have any stress in the presence of family ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hadi Hassankhani, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Azad Rahmani, Hamidreza Haririan, Joanne E. Porter Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Cultural Sensitivity Among Clinical Nurses: A Descriptive Study
ConclusionsThe results of the present study demonstrated that nurses should be prepared in cultural sensitivity and cultural competence. Clinical RelevanceContinuing education and formal courses on cultural sensitivity for nursing professionals are essential for optimal health outcomes. Thus, inequalities in health could be prevented and the quality of health care could be improved. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Medine Yilmaz, Serap Toksoy, Z übeyde Denizci Direk, Selma Bezirgan, Münevver Boylu Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Tri ‐focal Model of Care Implementation: Perspectives of Residents and Family
ConclusionsThe Tri‐focal Model of Care can enable residents, family members, and staff to be partners in resident care in LTC settings. Clinical RelevanceWith an ageing population, an increasing demand for complex, individualized LTC exists. Delivery of high‐quality LTC requires a strategy to implement a partnership‐centered approach, involving residents, family members, and staff. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Alison Hutchinson, Helen Rawson, Beverly O'Connell, Helen Walker, Tracey Bucknall, Helen Forbes, Joan Ostaszkiewicz, Cherene Ockerby Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Jordanian Nursing Work Environments, Intent to Stay, and Job Satisfaction
ConclusionsThe work environment was positively associated with nurses’ intent to stay and job satisfaction. More attention should be paid to create positive work environments to increase job satisfaction for nurses and increase their intent to stay. Clinical RelevanceHospital and nurse managers and healthcare policymakers urgently need to create satisfactory work environments supporting nursing practice in order to increase nurses’ job satisfaction and intent to stay. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Zaid Al ‐Hamdan, Milisa Manojlovich, Banerjee Tanima Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Categorizing the Magnitude and Frequency of Exposure to Uncivil Behaviors: A New Approach for More Meaningful Interventions
ConclusionsFindings support prior research associating negative organizational climate with higher turnover intentions. Uncivil behavior was reported across the organization, most predominantly among units staffed with nurses. Finally, use of newly defined cutoff points for the NAQ‐R provide organizations with the ability to use both subjective and objective data to identify targets of uncivil behaviors to construct meaningful interventions. Clinical RelevanceThere is a need to develop more meaningful interventions to support targets of uncivil behaviors. Use of the NAQ‐R, coupled with the proposed cutoff scores, allow...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dena Evans Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Occupational Violence and Aggression Experienced by Nursing and Caring Professionals
ConclusionsThe likelihood of healthcare workers experiencing OVA varies across demographic and workplace characteristics. While some demographic characteristics and individual safety factors were significant predictors, our results suggest that a greater reduction in OVA could be achieved by improving workplace safety. Clinical RelevanceThe study's outcomes identify workforce segments that are most vulnerable to OVA. The study also highlights workplace safety factors such as the prioritization of employee safety that might assist in the reduction of OVA. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Tracey Shea, Cathy Sheehan, Ross Donohue, Brian Cooper, Helen Cieri Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Challenges in Research and Practice in Residential Long ‐Term Care
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: GUEST EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Introducing Technology for Thriving in Residential Long ‐Term Care
ConclusionsThese findings support the use of new technology and use of volunteer services for sustaining thriving in older adults. The person‐centered approach stimulates use of the tablet, and participants showed enjoyment, more social participation, and reported subjective experiences of thriving. Clinical RelevanceInnovative models of care that prevent (or postpone) functional decline and support thriving in older adults are highly sought after in health care. A model that systematically involves volunteer services comes with potentials to alleviate nurses’ workload, and then the intervention is seen as a manageable...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Elisabeth Østensen, Edith Roth Gjevjon, Tone Øderud, Anne Moen Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Measurement Reactivity in a Randomized Clinical Trial Using Self ‐Reported Data
ConclusionsThe calendar and interview questions were reactive by increasing participants’ self‐monitoring of catheter problems. Specifically, the frequent interviews exposed participants to catheter‐related concerns and provided them with ideas as to how to better manage them. Clinical RelevanceThis article provides insight related to the internal validity threat of measurement reactivity in RCTs and gives suggestions to reduce its effects. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jahaira Capellan, Mary H. Wilde, Feng Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Variation Across U.S. Assisted Living Facilities: Admissions, Resident Care Needs, and Staffing
ConclusionsThis study suggests ALFs are caring for and admitting residents with considerable care needs, indicating potential overlap with nursing home populations. Despite this finding, ALF regulations lag far behind those in effect for nursing homes. In addition, measurement of care outcomes is critically needed to ensure appropriate ALF care quality. Clinical RelevanceAs more people choose ALFs, outcome measures for ALFs, which are now unavailable, should be developed to allow for oversight and monitoring of care quality. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kihye Han, Alison M. Trinkoff, Carla L. Storr, Nancy Lerner, Bo Kyum Yang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Integrated Working for Enhanced Health Care in English Nursing Homes
Abstract BackgroundThe increasingly complex nature of care home residents’ health status means that this population requires significant multidisciplinary team input from health services. To address this, a multisector and multiprofessional enhanced healthcare programme was implemented in nursing homes across Gateshead Council in Northern England. Study AimsTo explore the views and experiences of practitioners, social care officers, and carers involved in the enhanced health care in care home programme, in order to develop understanding of the service delivery model and associated workforce needs for the provision of he...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Glenda Cook, Anne McNall, Juliana Thompson, Philip Hodgson, Lynne Shaw, Daniel Cowie Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Better Nurse Autonomy Decreases the Odds of 30 ‐Day Mortality and Failure to Rescue
ConclusionsHospitals with lower levels of nurse autonomy place their surgical patients at an increased risk for mortality and FTR. Clinical RelevancePatients receiving care within institutions that promote high levels of nurse autonomy have a lower risk for death within 30 days and complications leading to death within 30 days. Hospitals can actively take steps to encourage nurse autonomy to positively influence patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Aditi D. Rao, Aparna Kumar, Matthew McHugh Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Improving Utilization of the Family History in the Electronic Health Record
ConclusionsAligned with the clinical preparation of nurses, family health should be used routinely by nurses for risk assessment and to help inform patient and family members on screening, health promotion, and disease prevention. The quality of family health information is critical in order to leverage the use of genomic healthcare information and derive new knowledge about disease biology, treatment efficacy, and drug safety. These actionable steps need to be performed in the context of promoting evidence‐based applications of family history that will be essential for implementing personalized genomic healthcare approa...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen T. Hickey, Maria C. Katapodi, Bernice Coleman, Karin Reuter ‐Rice, Angela R. Starkweather Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Preserving Self: Medication ‐Taking Practices and Preferences of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions
ConclusionsA deeper understanding of the impact of receiving a new prescription and of managing medication reveals the challenges patients experience in preserving a sense of self. Healthcare providers of all disciplines should understand the meaning of medication prescribing and medication taking to ameliorate medication‐taking difficulties. Clinical RelevanceThe provider–patient relationship is often cited as an area that needs to be addressed in healthcare practice. Our study emphasized the patients’ voices and their profound needs around medication management. The emphasis on preservation of self is an important ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Roxanne Vandermause, Joshua J. Neumiller, Brian J. Gates, Prabu David, Molly Altman, Daniel J. Healey, Patricia Benson, Duane Sunwold, Gail Burton, Katherine R. Tuttle, Cynthia F. Corbett Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Acceptance and Impact of Point ‐of‐Use Water Filtration Systems in Rural Guatemala
ConclusionsA trend suggests that water filter usage was both practically and clinically significant in reducing the incidence of diarrheal disease in this sample. Some homes did not have flat surfaces for water filter storage. Housing conditions should be taken into consideration for future diarrheal disease prevention initiatives. Clinical RelevancePoint‐of‐use water filters using a community–university partnership can reduce diarrheal disease in rural regions of Guatemala. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim L. Larson, Corrie Hansen, Michala Ritz, Diego Carre ño Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Is an Engaging or Soothing Environment Associated With the Psychological Well ‐Being of People With Dementia in Long‐Term Care?
ConclusionsResults suggest that the environment is an important consideration for administrators and clinicians as they respond to the mandate to actively plan and provide care to persons with dementia. Clinical RelevanceAn environment that is relevant and interesting may promote a sense of well‐being and support resident‐centered care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kyung Hee Lee, Marie Boltz, Hana Lee, Donna L. Algase Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Provider Perspectives on Safety in Primary Care in Albania
ConclusionsErrors are difficult to discuss. It was clear that primary care staff, such as physicians, never considered the likelihood of errors occurring during tense situations. Clinical RelevanceStaff at primary healthcare centers are used to adverse events and errors. Despite the demand for safety improvement and the existing evidence on the epidemiology of outpatient medical errors, most research has only been conducted in hospital settings. Many patients are put at risk and some are harmed as a result of adverse events in primary care. Adequate communication and technical skills should be utilized by primary care prov...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jonila Cyco Gabrani, Wendy Knibb, Elizana Petrela, Adrian Hoxha, Adriatik Gabrani Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Frailty Is a Major Related Factor for at Risk of Malnutrition in Community ‐Dwelling Older Adults
ConclusionsThe results revealed that the evaluation of malnutrition risk should be conducted in older persons living in the community. Frailty in particular was identified as a major risk factor for malnutrition in community‐dwelling elderly persons. Clinical RelevanceCommunity nurses should pay attention to the nutritional conditions of community‐dwelling elderly persons. Community nurses should assess the at‐risk population and provide effective preventive strategies and programs to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition and frailty. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Shu ‐Fang Chang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Influence of Gender and Care Strategy in Family Caregivers ´ Strain: A Cross‐Sectional Study
ConclusionsCaregivers´ strain has a strong gender component: women are more tired, primarily those that practice a partial care strategy. Clinical RelevanceKnowing the factors that predict burden, nurses may help caregivers to provide better care. A risk profile for strain and burden: women who practice a partial care strategy; they are adult women and daughters who do not want to give up their professional role and combine it with their duty of caregiving. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Rosa Casado ‐Mejía, Esperanza Ruiz‐Arias Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

How Factor Analysis Results May Change Due to Country Context
ConclusionsDimensions of the PES‐NWI nurses’ work environments remain conceptually consistent in Poland, but load differently. Health system or nursing profession factors related to the country context are potential explanations for these differences. Clinical RelevanceWhen using a translation of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index‐Revised to examine the influences of work environment quality on nursing and patient outcomes, it is important to consider contextual differences when using results to inform policy. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 5, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Piotr Brzyski, Maria K ózka, Allison Squires, Tomasz Brzostek Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Resident ‐Centered Care in 10 U.S. Nursing Homes: Residents’ Perspectives
Abstract PurposeWith increased focus on resident‐centered care (RCC) as an organizational imperative and a guiding principle of culture change for long‐term care communities, evaluation of its success has centered primarily on the organizational perspective. MethodsFor this case report, we examine resident perspectives of RCC in 10 nursing homes across the United States that had adopted RCC as a philosophy and model of care for at least 12 months with a maximum engagement of 3 years using a phenomenological approach. FindingsQualitative findings from 20 focus groups with residents in 10 nursing homes suggest that RCC ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jill Harrison, Susan Frampton Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Rapid Response Teams: Is it Time to Reframe the Questions of Rapid Response Team Measurement?
ConclusionsWhat happens in terms of RRT process and utilization is likely to have a major impact on nurses and nursing care on general medical and surgical wards. What that impact will be depends on what we can learn from measuring with an expanded yardstick, in order to answer the question, “Do RRTs work?” Clinical RelevanceEvidence for the benefits of RRTs depends on proper framing of questions relating to their effectiveness, including the multiple ways RRTs contribute to nursing efficacy. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Gail G. Salvatierra, Ruth C. Bindler, Kenn B. Daratha Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Use and Evaluation of Postpartum Care Services in Rural Malawi
ConclusionsMost women reported they received only partial postpartum clinical assessments; thus, it is important for health facilities to address the adequacy of postpartum clinical assessments provided to women by midwives before discharge. Women returned for 1‐week postpartum care visits because they were advised to return for care, and also to make sure their babies were examined. However, the principal reason why husbands permitted their wives to return for postpartum care was because they wanted their wives to be examined. Clinical RelevanceMidwives need to advise all patients to return for postpartum care visits co...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Yenupini Joyce Adams, Manfred Stommel, Adejoke Ayoola, Mildred Horodynski, Address Malata, Barbara Smith Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Enjoying the Benefits
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Employment and Wage Disparities for Nurses With Activity Limitations
ConclusionsThis has significant implications for the nursing labor force, particularly as the nursing workforce continues to age and physical limitations or disabilities increase by 15‐fold from 25 to 65 years of age. Clinical Relevance Physical or psychological difficulties increase sharply over the course of a nurse's career, and employers must heighten efforts to facilitate an aging workforce and provide appropriate job accommodations for nurses with activity limitations. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara L. Wilson, Richard J. Butler, Matthew J. Butler Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals
ConclusionsPredatory journals exist in nursing and bring with them many of the “red flags” that have been noted in the literature, including lack of transparency about editorial processes and misleading information promoted on websites. The number of journals is high enough to warrant concern in the discipline about erosion of our scholarly literature. Clinical RelevanceNurses rely on the published literature to provide evidence for high‐quality, safe care that promotes optimal patient outcomes. Research published in journals that do not adhere to the highest standards of publishing excellence have the potential to c...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Marilyn H. Oermann, Jamie L. Conklin, Leslie H. Nicoll, Peggy L. Chinn, Kathleen S. Ashton, Alison H. Edie, Sathya Amarasekara, Susan C. Budinger Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nurses ’ Use of Race in Clinical Decision Making
ConclusionsHigher reported use of race among minority nurses may be due, in part, to differential levels of racial self‐awareness. A relatively linear positive relationship between level of nursing degree nursing education and use of race suggests that a stronger foundation of knowledge about genetic ancestry, population genetics and the concept “race” and genetic ancestry may increase in clinical decision making could allow nurses to more appropriately use of race in clinical care. Integrating patient demographic characteristics into clinical decisions is an important component of nursing practice. Clinical Relevanc...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Sherrill L. Sellers, Melissa E. Moss, Kathleen Calzone, Khadijah E. Abdallah, Jean F. Jenkins, Vence L. Bonham Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Differences in Symptom Distress Based on Gender and Palliative Care Designation Among Hospitalized Patients
ConclusionsFemales need to report higher levels of symptom distress than do males for healthcare professionals to identify and document their symptoms. It can be hypothesized that females are not receiving the same attention and symptom alleviation as men. If so, this highlights a serious inequality in care that requires further exploration. Clinical RelevanceConsidering that common reasons why people seek health care are troublesome symptoms of illness, and that the clinical and demographic characteristics of inpatients are changing towards more advanced ages with serious illnesses, inadequate symptom assessment and manag...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Hanna Falk, Ingela Henoch, Anneli Ozanne, Joakim Öhlen, Eva Jakobsson Ung, Isabell Fridh, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Kristin Falk Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Interpersonal Violence and Health in Female University Students in Spain
ConclusionsThe high prevalence of violence and its consistent association with a wide range of female university students’ health problems suggest that violence seriously compromises women's health. Clinical RelevancePrevention programs that promote harmonious social relationships among university students should be implemented. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: David Mart ín‐Baena, Marta Talavera, Isabel Montero‐Piñar Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Assessing Fidelity of a Community ‐Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Program: Modification of the Fidelity Checklist
Abstract BackgroundThe evaluation and maintenance of treatment fidelity is an important methodological consideration in intervention research. Treatment fidelity is the degree to which interventions are delivered as outlined by the program developers. A lack of fidelity to the intervention model has the potential to be a large source of error, including type I and type II error. Monitoring and assuring fidelity is critical to assuring the validity of the interventions. The Fidelity Checklist is a reliable and valid tool designed to measure fidelity in a group‐based parenting program. The Fidelity Checklist assesses group...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Angela Clark, Susie Breitenstein, Donna S. Martsolf, Erin L. Winstanley Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Assessing Fidelity of a Community‐Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Program: Modification of the Fidelity Checklist
Abstract BackgroundThe evaluation and maintenance of treatment fidelity is an important methodological consideration in intervention research. Treatment fidelity is the degree to which interventions are delivered as outlined by the program developers. A lack of fidelity to the intervention model has the potential to be a large source of error, including type I and type II error. Monitoring and assuring fidelity is critical to assuring the validity of the interventions. The Fidelity Checklist is a reliable and valid tool designed to measure fidelity in a group‐based parenting program. The Fidelity Checklist assesses group...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Angela Clark, Susie Breitenstein, Donna S. Martsolf, Erin L. Winstanley Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Primary Dysmenorrhea for Female High School Students in South Korea
ConclusionsAuricular acupressure therapy was an effective intervention for alleviating abdominal pain, back pain, and primary dysmenorrhea of female high school students in South Korea. For feasibility of the auricular acupressure therapy in practice, it is needed to train and learn the exact positions of acupoints in ear. Clinical RelevanceHealth providers should consider providing auricular acupressure therapy as an alternative method for reducing abdominal and back pain, and primary dysmenorrhea in female high school students in South Korea. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Nam Hyun Cha, Sohyune R. Sok Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Experiences of Military Spouses of Veterans With Combat ‐Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
ConclusionsMilitary spouses endure psychological stress and strain, while living with a veteran with PTSD. There is a need for more programs to support the resilience of military spouses. Clinical RelevanceLife for military spouses of veterans with PTSD is ever‐changing and unpredictable. Practitioners need to be aware of the stress that spouses experience and develop programs and interventions that bolster the resilience of military families. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Teresa W. Yambo, Mary E. Johnson, Kathleen R. Delaney, Rebekah Hamilton, Arlene Michaels Miller, Janet A. York Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Recommendations of Common Data Elements to Advance the Science of Self ‐Management of Chronic Conditions
ConclusionsThe self‐management of chronic conditions, which encompasses a considerable number of processes, behaviors, and outcomes across a broad range of chronic conditions, presents several challenges in the identification of a parsimonious set of CDEs. This initial list of recommended CDEs for use in self‐management research is provisional in that it is expected that over time it will be refined. Comment and recommended revisions are sought from the research and practice communities. Clinical RelevanceThe use of CDEs can facilitate generalizability of research findings across diverse population and interventions. (...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Shirley M. Moore, Rachel Schiffman, Drenna Waldrop ‐Valverde, Nancy S. Redeker, Donna Jo McCloskey, Miyong T. Kim, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Barbara J. Guthrie, Susan G. Dorsey, Sharron L. Docherty, Debra Barton, Donald E. Bailey, Joan K. Austin, Patricia Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Mistakes to Avoid in Scientific Writing
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

An Audit of Nursing Documentation at Three Public Hospitals in Jamaica
ConclusionsThis study highlights the weakness in nursing documentation and the need for increased training and continued monitoring of nursing documentation at the hospitals studied. Additional research regarding the factors that affect nursing documentation practice could prove useful. Clinical RelevanceThe study provides valuable information for the development of strategic risk management programs geared at improving the quality of care delivered to clients and presents an opportunity for nurse leaders to implement structured interventions geared at improving nursing documentation in Jamaica. In light of Jamaica's epide...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jascinth Lindo, Rosain Stennett, Kayon Stephenson ‐Wilson, Kerry Ann Barrett, Donna Bunnaman MSN, Pauline Anderson‐Johnson, Veronica Waugh‐Brown, Yvonne Wint Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Integrated Review of Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Sub ‐Saharan Africa
ConclusionsThe review provided evidence of barriers to Pap smear screening among sub‐Saharan women. Although there were some variations from country to country, sub‐Saharan countries share similar constraints to Pap smear screening. These findings have important implications for practice and policy. Clinical RelevanceUnderstanding the client, provider, and system barriers to cervical cancer screening could guide development of effective interventions. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Ditsapelo M. McFarland, Sarah M. Gueldner, Keitshokile D. Mogobe Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research