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International Journal of Nursing Studies
Peter Griffiths, Christina Saville, Jane Ball, Chiara Dall'Ora, Paul Meredith, Lesley Turner, Jeremy Jones
BACKGROUND: Extensive research shows associations between increased nurse staffing levels, skill mix and patient outcomes. However, showing that improved staffing levels are linked to improved outcomes is not sufficient to provide a case for increasing them. This review of economic studies in acute hospitals aims to identify costs and consequences associated with different nurse staffing configurations in hospitals. METHODS: We included economic studies exploring the effect of variation in nurse staffing...
September 4, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Chonmanan Khanthavudh, Annmarie Grealish, Vasiliki Tzouvara, Jing Huang, Mary Leamy
BACKGROUND: Recovery is a process involving empowering individuals to take control of their lives and develop meaningful and purposeful life, regardless of whether their mental health symptoms persist. Recovery-oriented practice has been widely implemented, particularly in Anglophone countries, during the past two decades. Mental health recovery in Asia is also moving towards recovery-oriented practice. Little is known about how recovery-oriented interventions originating in the West have been implemented and evaluated in Asian contexts...
August 28, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Ying Jiang, Ci Zhang, Jingfang Hong, Wilson Wai San Tam, Hadassah Joann Ramachandran, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Promoting self-care behaviours in heart failure management is an important goal and challenge for healthcare systems worldwide. Using the situation-specific theory of heart failure self-care, this study examined the relationships of person-related, problem-related, and environment-related factors to self-care behaviours and the mediating role of self-care confidence in these relationships. METHOD: We analysed the baseline data from a previous randomised controlled trial study involving 213 patients with heart failure...
August 21, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Elizabeth G Keller, Beverly M Hittle, Samantha Boch, Kermit Davis, Gordon L Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Nurses work in stressful environments, and this stress has negative consequences on health. Correctional nurses experience unique job stress in their roles. However, there has been limited research exploring how the correctional environment impacts nurse health and wellbeing. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the variables of organizational characteristics (i.e., job demands, job control, manager support, peer support, workplace relationships), job stress, and wellbeing levels in a sample of U...
August 19, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Yunhuan Li, Juejin Li, Xiaolin Hu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of ePRO-based symptom management interventions on symptom burden, quality of life, and overall survival among patients with cancer for the first time and to explore the effects of different types of these interventions. BACKGROUND: Since advances in screening and treatment have transformed cancer into a chronic illness rather than a fatal disease, symptom management has become increasingly critical in oncology nursing. In recent decades, ePROs have been increasingly used in the symptom management of cancer patients to improve their symptom burden, quality of life and overall survival, but the existing findings are still inconsistent and equivocal...
August 17, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Eunhee Cho, Eun-Young Kim, Kyung Hee Lee, Hye-Ryoung Kim, Seonhwa Choi, Yea Seul Yoon, EunKyo Kim, Seok-Jae Heo, Se Young Jung, Jiyoon Jang
BACKGROUND: Most nursing homes in South Korea lack professional nursing services, resulting in transporting residents to hospitals for mild health problems and nursing treatment needs. While the number of nursing homes has increased, the number of registered nurses working in nursing homes has declined. In 2019, the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Health Insurance Service launched the Special Nursing Units in Nursing Homes, a pilot nurse-led model, to resolve the lack of health and nursing services in nursing homes by mandating registered nurses' minimum staffing levels and protecting their scope of practice...
August 15, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Davina Allen, Nina Jacob, Heather Strange, Aled Jones, Chris Burton, Anne Marie Rafferty
BACKGROUND: Whether implicit or explicit, professional judgement is a central component of the many nurse staffing systems implemented in high-income countries to inform workforce planning and staff deployment. Whilst a substantial body of research has evaluated the technical and operational elements of nurse staffing systems, no studies have systematically examined the role of professional judgement and its contribution to decision-making. OBJECTIVE: To explore nurses' use of professional judgement in nurse staffing systems in England and Wales...
August 11, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Kenneth E Freedland, Judith A Skala, Robert M Carney, Brian C Steinmeyer, Michael W Rich
BACKGROUND: Depression is a recognized barrier to heart failure self-care, but there has been little research on interventions to improve heart failure self-care in depressed patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the outcomes of an individually tailored self-care intervention for patients with heart failure and major depression, and to determine whether the adequacy of self-care at baseline, the severity of depression or anxiety, or other factors affect the outcomes of this intervention...
August 9, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Rongrong Guo, Shan Zhang, Saiying Yu, Xiangyu Li, Xinju Liu, Yanling Shen, Jinling Wei, Ying Wu
BACKGROUND: The elderly patients admitted to cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) are at relatively high risk for developing delirium. A simple and reliable predictive model can benefit them from early recognition of delirium followed by timely and appropriate preventive strategies. OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of frailty in delirium prediction and develop and validate a delirium predictive model including frailty for elderly patients in CICU. DESIGN: A prospective, observational cohort study...
August 6, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Beatrice Gehri, Stefanie Bachnick, René Schwendimann, Michael Simon
BACKGROUND: Managing nurses' work schedules in hospitals is challenging because employer needs, like shift changes at short notice and overtime, may conflict with nurses' desires for a predictable and stable schedule. Nurses should have a certain degree of control over their work schedules, and their supervisors should support their needs in scheduling. How perceived control over work schedules, perceived support from supervisors in scheduling, shift changes at short notice, and overtime affect nurses' emotional exhaustion and intentions to leave has not been studied...
August 6, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Soontareeporn Meepring, Richard Gray, Xia Li, Wai Tong Chien, Yan Li, Grace W K Ho, Preeyakamon Kritkitrat, Daniel Bressington
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of the Thai Health Improvement Profile intervention for preventing clinically significant weight gain in people with early stage psychosis. METHODS: We undertook a randomised controlled trial from 10/2018 to 05/2021. Participants with early stage psychosis (<5 year duration) were recruited using convenience sampling from the caseloads of community psychiatric nurses in Thailand and randomly allocated to either the Thai Health Improvement Profile intervention or treatment as usual group following baseline assessment...
July 31, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Qi Qin, Makoto Oe, Gojiro Nakagami, Kosuke Kashiwabara, Junko Sugama, Hiromi Sanada, Suriadi Jais
BACKGROUND: Plantar temperature monitoring, along with a comprehensive preventive foot care approach, is utilized to prevent recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers. However, there is a lack of standardized protocols for individuals with diabetic foot ulcer history in low-medical resource countries. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the efficacy of nurse-led, thermographic-evaluation-guided foot care in preventing diabetic foot ulcer recurrence in a low-medical resource country...
July 29, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Saritte Perlman, Judith Shamian, Howard Catton, Moriah Ellen
BACKGROUND: As each country individually manages the COVID-19 pandemic, mass vaccination campaigns have varied considerably. Implementation campaigns often depend on nurses; however, nurses are not consistently involved in higher-level planning, prioritization, and policy development decisions. This study aimed to examine the involvement and engagement of nurses in country-level COVID-19 mass vaccination policies and practices in 10 Office of Economic Cooperation and Development countries, identify barriers and factors to enhancing the engagement of nurses in the evidence-informed mass vaccination decision-making processes, and suggest areas for improvement...
July 28, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Josh D L Tan, Della Maneze, Jed Montayre, Lucie M Ramjan, Donna Wang, Yenna Salamonson
BACKGROUND: Depression in older people living in residential aged care is a serious and highly prevalent health issue, with loneliness and social isolation being major contributors. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the harm visiting restrictions have on the mental wellbeing of older people in residential aged care. However, there is a need to systematically review the relationship between family visits and depression in this population. OBJECTIVE: This literature review seeks to explore the association between family visits and depression among those living in residential aged care...
July 27, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Qingling Zhang, Lili Tang, Hui Chen, Shuanghong Chen, Maoyu Luo, Yuexia He, Minghua Liu
BACKGROUND: Psychological distress is a multi-factorial unpleasant experience of a psychological, social, spiritual, and/or physical nature that may interfere with one's ability to cope effectively with cancer, physical symptoms and treatment. Psychological distress is common and affects the prognosis of cancer patients. Lung cancer accounted for 11.4 % of all new cancer cases and 18 % of all cancer mortality for 36 cancers in 185 countries. The prevalence of distress among Chinese lung cancer patients ranged from 10...
July 22, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Lei Lei, Shuai Zhang, Lin Yang, Cheng Yang, Zhangqin Liu, Hao Xu, Shaoyu Su, Xingli Wan, Min Xu
BACKGROUND: Accurately identifying patients at high risk of delirium is vital for timely preventive intervention measures. Approaches for identifying the risk of developing delirium among critically ill children are not well researched. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate machine learning-based models for predicting delirium among critically ill children 24 h after pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study...
July 16, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Jingjie Wu, Yujia Fu, Dandan Chen, Hui Zhang, Erxu Xue, Jing Shao, Leiwen Tang, Binyu Zhao, Chuyang Lai, Zhihong Ye
BACKGROUND: The association between sedentary behavior and health-related outcomes has been well established, whereas it is inconclusive whether a sedentary behavior pattern is an additional risk factor for health-related outcomes independent of total sedentary time and physical activity. OBJECTIVES: To determine sedentary behavior patterns and their association with risks of noncommunicable diseases and all-cause mortality and to assess whether this association is independent of total sedentary time and physical activity...
July 13, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Ying Zhou, Wei Han, Xiuyu Yao, JiaJun Xue, Zheng Li, Yingxin Li
BACKGROUND: Depression, anxiety, and apathy are highly prevalent in older people with preclinical dementia and mild cognitive impairment. These symptoms have also proven valuable in predicting the progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia, enabling a timely diagnosis and treatment. However, objective and reliable indicators to detect and distinguish depression, anxiety, and apathy are relatively scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop a machine learning model to detect and distinguish depression, anxiety, and apathy based on speech and facial expressions...
July 7, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Suzanne Heywood-Everett, Rebecca Henderson, Claire Webb, Amy R Bland
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a major health concern. They have a significant impact on the healthcare system and individuals, reducing quality of life across several domains. In community settings, self-management behaviours are central to their prevention. However, adherence with pressure ulcer prevention guidelines remains low, with little evidence guiding the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals to establish a concordant partnership. OBJECTIVE: To synthesise evidence on factors contributing to community-based pressure ulcer prevention using the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation, Behaviour (COM-B) model of behaviour...
July 4, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Valerie Danesh, Anthony D McDonald, Joanne McPeake, Tammy L Eaton, Kelly Potter, Han Su, James C Jackson, Leanne M Boehm
BACKGROUND: Driving a vehicle is a functional task requiring a threshold of physical, behavioral and cognitive skills. OBJECTIVE: To report patient-provider evaluations of driving status and driving safety assessments after critical illness. DESIGN: Qualitative secondary analysis of driving-related dialog drawn from a two-arm pilot study evaluating telemedicine delivery of Intensive Care Unit Recovery Clinic assessments. Multidisciplinary providers assessed physical, psychological, and cognitive recovery during one-hour telemedicine ICU-RC assessments...
July 4, 2023: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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