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Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Khulood Kayed Shattnawi, Nahla Al-Ali
PURPOSE: This study aimed at assessing the effect of short duration Skin to skin contact (SSC) (5 days) on premature infants' short-term physiological and behavioral outcomes. DESIGN AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental control group design was utilized. 89 stable premature infants were allocated to either an interventional or control group. RESULTS: Results showed that in comparison to the control group, newborns in the SSC group demonstrated higher weight gain (g/day) from day 3-5 of practicing SSC (53...
February 16, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Insook Lee, Kyung-Sook Bang, Hyojeong Moon, Jieun Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the multiple intergenerational risk factors of obesity among children aged 24 to 80 months using national cohort data. DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a retrospective longitudinal cohort study using the Korean National Health Insurance (KNHI) database, and the number of study participants was 1,001,775 families. Social-Economic Status (SES), parental and child-related factors were examined. Descriptive statistics and Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID) for a decision tree analysis were conducted...
February 14, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Jaeyoung Lee, Min Jung Kwak, Hyeon Ok Ju
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a social support program on the stress, anxiety, guilt, and life satisfaction levels among Korean mothers of children with precocious puberty. DESIGN AND METHODS: A non-equivalent control group and a non-synchronized design were used in this quasi-experiment study. Thirty-four mothers (divided into equal-sized experimental and control groups), 32-47 years of age, with children aged 6-11 years old, were recruited from a pediatric outpatient department at a national university hospital...
February 12, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Renée L Davis, Alongkorn Aksornsri, Michelle M Papachrisanthou
PROBLEM: No consensus on vitamin D deficiency (VDD) screening in children and adolescents exists. Early VDD detection can improve the health of children. VDD can cause bone mineralization diseases, such as rickets in children. The purpose of this review is to determine existing VDD screening recommendations or clinical practice guidelines in children and adolescents. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Inclusion criteria were VDD screening 'guideline', 'clinical practice guideline', and 'recommendations' for children and adolescents in English, published 2001-2018...
February 9, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Caroline Otto, András Tárnok, Adrienn Erős, Zsolt Szakács, Áron Vincze, Nelli Farkas, Patricia Sarlós
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of our current transition process on clinical outcomes in adolescent patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). DESIGN AND METHODS: Two groups of patients with IBD diagnosed in pediatric care were compared retrospectively: Group A patients did not attend the transition process, while Group B patients entered the planned transition service. Outcomes at 1-year after transfer to adult care were evaluated. RESULTS: Forty-five patients with IBD diagnosed under the age of 18 years were identified of whom 35 had Crohn's disease and 10 had ulcerative colitis...
February 9, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Mandi Cafasso
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February 9, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Patricia Beierwaltes
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February 8, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Dilek Konuk Sener, Meryem Aydin, Sengul Cangur, Evren Guven
PURPOSE: This study was performed to determine the effect of oral care using chlorhexidine, vitamin E and honey on oral mucositis (OM) management in children treated in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN AND METHODS: The study was a randomized controlled trial with a parallel design. The study sample was composed of 150 children who were treated in the PICU of a university hospital in Turkey. Children enrolled in the study were randomly divided into six groups based on the oral care solutions used (n = 25 in each group)...
February 8, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Hui-Hong Liang, Mei-Xue Zhang, Yuan-Ming Wen, Xing-Lan Xu, Zhe Mao, Ying-Jun She, Pei-Zhen Liu
PURPOSE: The characteristics of postoperative fever after cleft repair surgery in children are unknown. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and risk factors for postoperative fever. DESIGN AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 328 children who underwent cleft surgery at our hospital between March 2016 and April 2017 and were followed up for at least 3 days postoperatively. Fever was defined as a body temperature ≥38.0 °C. RESULTS: Seventy-one percent (n = 233) of patients developed fever within 72 h postoperatively, and most cases of postoperative fever were benign...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Dilek Küçük Alemdar, Yeşim Yaman Aktaş
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effects of the Buzzy, Jet lidokaine, bubble-blowing and inhalation aromatherapy with lavender essence on pain, stress and fear in children undergoing phlebotomy. DESIGNS AND METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized controlled trial. The sample was comprised of children aged 5 to 10 years requiring blood tests. Children were assigned to five subgroups through randomization performed using a computer program: the Buzzy group (n = 39), Jet lidokaine group (n = 39), bubble-blowing group (n = 39), inhalation aromatherapy with lavender essence group (n = 39) and control group (n = 39)...
January 30, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Sheu-Jen Huang, Wen-Chi Hung, Meei-Ling Shyu, Kuo-Chen Chang, Chun-Kai Chen
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effectiveness of a theory-based, technology-integrated website in promoting the physical activity of schoolchildren. DESIGN AND METHODS: A website designed using a self-management strategy and supplemented with a geographical information system (GIS) mapping function was used to increase children's physical activity levels. A total of 524 students from six elementary schools in Taipei City completed surveys at three times during 2010 and were assigned to one of three groups: (1) a self-management group, using a website employing a goal-setting strategy and a storytelling schema based on a classical Chinese novel; (2) a knowledge-only group that was given only access to the website; or (3) a control group that was only given lectures and not allowed to access the website...
January 27, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Kelly Horn, Laurel Pilkington, Phyllis Hooten
PURPOSE: Despite professional developments' (PD) multiple benefits, many nurses grapple with its meaning. The purpose of this study was to comprehensively examine what PD means to nurses working in a pediatric hospital. DESIGN AND METHODS: A correlational study design was used. A 33 item survey was used to collect data. RESULTS: A total of 74 pediatric nurses completed the survey. The average age and years of experience were 33.5 and 8.3 respectively...
January 26, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Claire L McKinley Yoder, Mary Ann Cantrell
PROBLEM: Graduation from high school is an important milestone for all adolescents and affects future health in adulthood. Children with chronic illnesses have additional challenges that affect school attendance, grade retention and graduation. If children with chronic conditions are not able to participate fully in education, this may limit their opportunities for future health. The aim of this study was to integrate the evidence in the past 28 years about educational outcomes of children and adolescents with chronic conditions causing disability...
January 22, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
So Hee Kim, Ji-Su Kim, Hae Young Yoo, Eunjung Ryu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify the effect of parental occupational status on adolescents' suicidal ideation from a representative sample of the Korean population. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed. Participants were 3201 adolescents aged 12-18 years from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. RESULTS: Adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation were found to be more likely to be female, have a history of smoking or alcohol use, a shorter sleep duration, greater perception of stress, and greater experience of depression when compared to those who did not report suicidal ideation...
January 19, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Christina Schuler, George Edward Ntow, Faith Agbozo
PURPOSE: To explore knowledge and beliefs of mothers on low birth weight (LBW), examine care provision at home and societal perceptions of LBW infants. DESIGN AND METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted using hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Data of mothers who delivered LBW infants within 2 years preceding the study were purposively extracted from the medical records of the Hohoe Municipality Hospital in Ghana. Twenty semi-structured interviews and three focus group discussions were conducted...
January 16, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Lama Mattar, Maria Hobeika, Rouba Karen Zeidan, Pascale Salameh, Carine Issa
PURPOSE: Breastfeeding rates continue to decrease in Lebanon. Studies addressing the relationship between breastfeeding duration and health outcomes in Middle Eastern countries are scarce. This study is the first in Lebanon to have investigated the determinants of both exclusive and mixed breastfeeding durations and the relationship with health in infants and toddlers. DESIGN AND METHODS: Our sample of 1051 toddlers is nationwide and representative of all toddlers enrolled in daycare centers, and aged between 12 and 36 months...
January 14, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Diana Arabiat, Lisa Whitehead, Mandie Foster, Linda Shields, Linda Harris
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January 14, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Adrián González-Hernández, Diana González-Hernandez, Carlos Mario Fortuny-Falconi, Carlos Alfonso Tovilla-Zárate, Ana Fresan, German Alberto Nolasco-Rosales, Isela Esther Juárez-Rojop, María Lilia López-Narváez, Thelma Beatriz Gonzalez-Castro, Yudy Merady Escobar Chan
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the frequency of depression and anxiety in mothers of children hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit, and to determine the characteristics associated with depression and anxiety in a sample of Mexican mothers. METHOD: We studied 188 mothers who had premature babies in a neonatal intensive-care. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were collected through a face to face interview performed by professional staff...
January 14, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Jila Mirlashari, Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani, Helen Brown, Beheshteh Tabarsy
PURPOSE: The Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) provides comprehensive newborn focused family-centered care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The purpose of this study was to investigate nurses' and physicians' experiences of implementing the NIDCAP model to optimize its implementation for both caregivers, infants, and families in the NICU. DESIGN & METHODS: A purposes sample of 11 nurses and four physicians participated in this qualitative study...
January 7, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Cheryl Mele, Karen Goldschmidt
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December 28, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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