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Geriatric Nursing

L Testa, R Seah, K Ludlow, J Braithwaite, R J Mitchell
Care transitions for older people moving from residential aged care facilities (RACFs) to hospital services are associated with greater challenges and poorer outcomes. An integrative review was conducted to investigate models of care designed to avoid or improve transitions for older people residing in RACFs to hospital settings. Twenty-one studies were included in the final analysis. Models of care aimed to either improve or avoid transitions of residents through enhanced primary care in RACFs, promoting quality improvement in RACFs, instilling comprehensive hospital care, conducting outreach services, transferring information, or involved a combination of outreach services and comprehensive hospital care...
March 12, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
William Simonson
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March 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Ellen I Hagedoorn, Wolter Paans, Tiny Jaarsma, Joost C Keers, Cees P van der Schans, Marie Louise A Luttik, Wim P Krijnen
Measuring family caregivers' experiences of collaboration with nurses is important in the context of health care reforms that advocate an increased role of families in care. The Family Collaboration Scale (FCS) measures collaboration between nurses and family caregivers, however, the scale has a broad scope. Thus, the aim of this study was to construct a measure that is focused on collaboration only. After revision, a 25-item version of the FCS was sent to 777 family caregivers of hospitalized patients (≥70 years)...
March 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Ellen I Hagedoorn, Joost C Keers, Tiny Jaarsma, Cees P van der Schans, Marie Louise A Luttik, Wolter Paans
Family caregivers of an older person who was recently hospitalized often feel unprepared for their new or expanded tasks. Quality and continuity of care for older people is expected to improve when nurses collaborate with family caregivers as partners in care. The aim of this study was to explore the unique contribution of collaboration between family these caregivers of older patients and hospital nurses as a possible predictor for preparedness of caregiving after hospital discharge. With a cross sectional design, a postal survey was sent to 777 family caregivers of home-dwelling hospitalized patients (≥70 years)...
March 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Richard G Stefanacci, Albert Riddle
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March 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Sarah H Kagan
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March 9, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Laurie G Jacobs
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March 8, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Glenna S Brewster, Karen B Hirschman, Barbara J Riegel, Alexandra L Hanlon, Liming Huang, Miranda V McPhillips, Katherine M Abbott, Mary D Naylor
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is prevalent in older adults; however, data are lacking that examine EDS across living environments. The aims of this secondary data analysis were to identify the prevalence and predictors of EDS among older adults receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS) in assisted living communities (ALCs), nursing homes (NHs), and the community. Participants (n = 470) completed multiple measures including daytime sleepiness. Logistic regression modeling was used to identify EDS predictors...
March 7, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Barbara Resnick
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March 7, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Mingming Yu, Libin Gu, Wenjuan Jiao, Haozhi Xia, Wenru Wang
Little is known about the prevalence of self-neglect and its predictors among community-dwelling older adults living alone in China. The present study was conducted among 181 older adults living alone in Nanjing, China. Self-neglect was assessed using a self-neglect screening scale. Participants' sociodemographic data, social network, functional ability, cognitive function, and depression level were also collected through a set of questionnaires. The prevalence of self-neglect among this group of older adults was 23...
March 7, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Amber Kimball Hsu, Michael McKee, Sharon Williams, Cecelia Roscigno, Jamie Crandell, Audra Lewis, William Hazzard, Coretta Jenerette
OBJECTIVE: Older adults with hearing loss face many challenges impacting health outcomes. The objective of this review was to evaluate current evidence for associations among hearing loss, hospitalizations, readmissions and mortality in older adults living with hearing loss. METHODS: A systematic search, of PubMed, CINAHL and Embase was performed in October 2018. Studies that were included consisted of populations aged 50 and older, publications after 2004, clearly defined hearing loss measurements, and non-aggregated, appropriate outcome variables...
March 6, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Janiece L Taylor, Laken Roberts, Melissa D Hladek, Minhui Liu, Manka Nkimbeng, Cynthia M Boyd, Sarah L Szanton
Although self-management interventions can improve symptoms and disease among older adults, there is a dearth of literature on how self-management behaviors may improve factors related to the older adults' physical function. To fill this gap in the literature, we describe the patient-directed self-management goals in nursing visits that relate to physical function as part of a multi-component program. We analyze the self-management goals and outcomes of 367 low- income older adults with functional limitations who participated in the CAPABLE program: a program to reduce the health effects of impaired physical function in low-income older adults...
February 22, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Binghan Shang, Huiru Yin, Yong Jia, Jinping Zhao, Xiangfei Meng, Li Chen, Peng Liu
Sleep disturbance is one of the most prevalent symptoms among elderly adults, especially those living in nursing homes. Sleep disturbance adversely affects the healthcare system as well as elderly adults' quality of life. Nonpharmacological interventions have shown promising results regarding improvements in sleep. This systematic review intended to identify the effects of nonpharmacological interventions on sleep quality and nighttime sleep among nursing home residents. We searched both English and Chinese databases through December 2018 and found 28 eligible studies describing five types of interventions: physical activity (n = 6), light therapy (n = 5), mind-body practices (n = 2), complementary and alternative therapy (n = 8), and multicomponent interventions (n = 7)...
February 19, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Hui-Ying Chu, Mei-Fang Chen, Chun-Chin Tsai, Hui-Shan Chan, Tai-Liang Wu
Promoting psychological health in older populations is important. This study evaluated a horticultural activity program for reducing depression and loneliness in older residents of nursing homes in Taiwan. A convenience sample of 150 older residents of three nursing homes were recruited and randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. The experimental group (n = 75) participated in an 8-week horticultural activity program. The control group (n = 75) received routine care. Generalized estimating equations analyses revealed significant time by treatment interaction effects for depression (p < ...
February 18, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Rick Y C Kwan, Daphne S K Cheung, Shirley K L Lo, Lily Y W Ho, Carina Katigbak, Ying-Yu Chao, Justina Y W Liu
Frailty is a common and vulnerable state in older people, which leads to a higher risk of adverse health outcomes. This cross-sectional study examined the association between frailty and its phenotypic components with the Mediterranean diet, life-space, and social participation in community-dwelling older people. 263 community-dwelling older people recruited from three community centers in Hong Kong completed the study (robust = 85, pre-frail = 120, frail = 58). The results showed that the Mediterranean diet (OR = 0...
February 15, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Xiuyan Lan, Hong Li, Zijuan Wang, Ying Chen
The aims of this review were to identify prospective studies examining associations between frailty and falls and to combine the risk measures to synthesize pooled evidence on frailty as a predictor of falls. A systematic literature search was conducted through Embase, Scopus, PubMed, CINAHL Plus, and the Cochrane Library for studies published from inception through May 2018. Odds ratios (OR) and hazard ratios (HR) extracted from the studies were combined to synthesize pooled effect measures using random-effects or fixed-effects models...
February 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Supaporn Voraroon, Ove Hellzen, Ingela Enmarker, Yaowaluck Meebunmak, Siri Andreassen Devik
This study explored the existential meaning of being a participant in shareholding networks for the care of older people in Thailand. Ten older persons were interviewed about their experiences of participating in the networks. A reflective lifeworld perspective based on phenomenological philosophy was used. The findings show that participating in shareholding network activities entails an always-present existence of aging intertwined with life. Its constituents further describe the essential meaning of the phenomenon: "experience of improved self-management", "feeling of increased self-esteem", and "bridging a gap in the care of older people"...
February 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Elaine Wan Ling Chan, Poh Sin Yap, Zahra Fazli Khalaf
A cross-sectional study design involving a total of 230 participants, recruited through Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM), was adopted to access and correlate caregiver strain index (CSI) and resilience (RES) levels of the AD caregivers with various patients' and caregivers' factors. Findings revealed that 77.7% of caregivers had a high level of stress, and there was a significant negative correlation between RES and CSI (P < 0.001). Care recipients' physical function was negatively associated with CSI level...
February 11, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Shiau-Fang Chao
Nursing staff in residential settings are exposed to a large number of stressors. This study examined the relationship between geriatric nursing staff (GNS) burnout and the well-being of residents in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Data were obtained concerning 590 older residents who were served by 315 GNS in 172 LTC facilities in Taiwan, using multilevel modeling. The depersonalization (DP) dimension of burnout in GNS was consistently related to various resident well-being outcomes. Higher DP among GNS was associated with lower residential satisfaction and perceived quality-of-life, as well as more depressive symptoms among older LTC residents...
February 6, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
Richard G Stefanacci, Albert Riddle
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January 7, 2019: Geriatric Nursing
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