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Research in Gerontological Nursing

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30703217/analgesic-use-patterns-among-patients-with-dementia-during-transitions-from-hospitals-to-skilled-nursing-facilities
#1
Andrea L Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Laura Block, Melissa Hovanes, Jacquelyn Mirr, Ann Kolanowski
Gaps in pain management, including discontinuity in analgesic medication prescribing, frequently complicate transitions from hospital to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for patients with dementia. The objective of the current study was to examine analgesic medication use and prescribing patterns in the last 48 hours of hospitalization and upon discharge to SNF among stroke and hip fracture patients with dementia. Of 318 patients who received an analgesic medication within the last 48 hours of hospitalization, 23% experienced potentially abrupt discontinuations upon discharge...
January 29, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30703216/story-sharing-intervention-to-improve-depression-and-well-being-in-older-adults-transitioning-to-long-term-care
#2
Gail J Sullivan, Debra J Hain, Christine Williams, David Newman
Older adults frequently experience depression and reduced well-being when transitioning to long-term care (LTC) that can lead to increased risk for mortality. In the current randomized controlled trial, older adults (N = 93) who were transitioning to LTC facilities in Southeast Florida were enlisted. It was hypothesized that when transitioning to LTC (a) story sharing (i.e., sharing stories in groups) could lead to reduced depression and improved well-being, and (b) baseline sociodemographic characteristics could predict depression and well-being...
January 29, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30540872/health-literacy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Xibei B Liu, Yousef Ayatollahi, Takashi Yamashita, Mohamed Jaradat, Jay J Shen, Sun Jung Kim, Yong-Jae Lee, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom, Soumya Upadhyay, Caroline Liu, Haneul Choi, Ji Won Yoo
Heart failure (HF) remains the most common diagnosis of hospital admission among U.S. adults. Although diagnosis and treatment have improved, mortality rates have not changed, and mortality risk remains high after hospitalization. The current researchers examined how limited health literacy is associated with mortality risk in adults with recent hospitalization due to decompensated HF. Researchers conducted a systematic literature search, selecting three cohort and three intervention studies. The fixed-effect model was used...
December 12, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653651/the-role-of-mutuality-and-coping-in-a-nurse-led-cognitive-behavioral-intervention-on-depressive-symptoms-among-dementia-caregivers
#4
Yuqin Pan, Ruyi Chen, DongLiang Yang
The current study explored whether mutuality and coping predicted and/or mediated the effect of a nurse-led cognitive behavioral intervention (NLCBI) on depressive symptoms of caregivers of persons with dementia. The intervention group (n = 56) received five monthly in-home nurse-led cognitive behavioral sessions and consultation calls after each session. The control group (n = 56) received five monthly short general conversations with the nurse interventionist. Questionnaires on study variables and demographics were collected at baseline, end of intervention, and 2-month follow up...
January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653650/differences-in-advance-care-planning-between-american-indian-and-white-older-adults
#5
Jung Kwak, Young Ik Cho, Yeon-Shim Lee, Hyunjin Noh, Soonhee Roh
Advance care planning (ACP) is understudied among American Indian individuals. A cross-sectional, self-administered survey was conducted with a convenience sample of 200 American Indian and 436 non-Hispanic White older adults from two Midwestern states to identify correlates of ACP. Compared with their White peers, American Indian older adults were significantly less likely to have an end-of-life (EOL) care plan or to have completed a durable power of attorney for health care (DPAHC) or a living will. Multivariate logistic regression showed that having an EOL plan was associated with older age, having some college education or more, and having a greater number of chronic conditions, but not with race...
January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653649/variation-in-licensed-nurse-staffing-characteristics-by-state-requirements-in-residential-care
#6
Vincent Rome, Lauren Harris-Kojetin, Paula Carder
Research on licensed nurses in assisted living and residential care communities (RCCs) is sparse compared to that on licensed nurses in nursing homes. RCCs are state-regulated; thus, staffing requirements vary considerably. The current study analyzed variation in characteristics of licensed nurses by state-specific requirements for licensed nurses in RCCs. A significantly higher percentage of RCCs with one or more RNs (68.87%) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) (56.85%) were found among states with licensed nurse requirements compared to states with no such requirements (37...
January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653648/who-s-your-family-african-american-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-dementia
#7
Fayron Epps, Karen M Rose, Ruth Palan Lopez
The nature and outcome of family caregiving is different for various racial and ethnic groups. The purpose of the current study was to use qualitative methods to examine and characterize family networks of African American family caregivers (N = 26) who provided care to family members with dementia (N = 18). Researchers used data generated from a parent study that addressed family involvement in health promotion activities for African American older adults with dementia. Data were analyzed using sociograms and thematic analysis...
January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653647/response-to-the-commentary-measurement-challenges-in-research-with-individuals-with-cognitive-impairment-what-should-we-measure-and-why
#8
Laura N Gitlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653646/measurement-challenges-in-research-with-individuals-with-cognitive-impairment
#9
Ann Kolanowski, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Nikki Hill, Lauren Massimo, Jacqueline Mogle
This State of the Science Commentary responds to the preliminary recommendation from the National Research Summit on Dementia Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers to develop and identify a broad array of outcome measures (objective and subjective) that are meaningful to different stakeholders. Five significant measurement challenges that nurse scientists confront when conducting research with individuals with cognitive impairment are presented: (a) assessment of subjective memory complaints; (b) validity of self-report; (c) ecological validity of cognitive performance measures; (d) use of biomarkers (neuroimaging) for describing the biological dynamics of symptoms; and (e) effect of high variability in measurement on statistical significance...
January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653645/erratum-for-prosociality-as-a-form-of-productive-aging-predictors-and-their-relationship-with-subjective-well-being
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January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653644/2018-reviewers
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January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653643/the-clock-drawing-test-time-to-replace
#12
EDITORIAL
Ruth M Tappen
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January 1, 2019: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30452063/prosociality-as-a-form-of-productive-aging-predictors-and-their-relationship-with-subjective-well-being
#13
Eva Graboleda Serrat, Mònica González-Carrasco, Ferran Aznar Casas, Sara Cerrato Malo
The current study emphasizes the importance of active and productive aging to promote health and autonomy among older adults, highlighting effects on social and familial levels. A questionnaire was administered to a sample of 198 individuals older than 65 living in Palafrugell, Spain with the objective of determining which factors influence informal helping behavior among older adults and the relationship between these factors and well-being and variables such as perception of health and economic status. Satisfaction with free time and participation in various activities, as well as education level in individuals younger than 80, were identified as predictors of helping behavior...
November 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30452062/community-engagement-model-to-match-psychosocial-health-needs
#14
Veronica F Rempusheski, Paula R Klemm, Marissa C Adams
The purpose of the current study was to develop a model from community engagement (CE) process data to guide future CE for a focused health problem. Community-based participatory research was used to engage older adults affected by cancer and their family caregivers in eight cancer clusters in one northeastern U.S. state. CE was focused on informing participants about a national telephone helpline offering psychosocial cancer services. A purposeful sample by settings in the cancer clusters yielded an estimated 200,500 individuals who participated in information sessions, health fairs, sporting events, and the media (i...
November 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30452061/sleep-disordered-breathing-and-cerebral-oxygenation-during-sleep-in-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
#15
Barbara W Carlson, James Duke, Kellie R Jones, John R Carlson, Melissa A Craft, Rhonda Coleman-Jackson, Linda A Hershey
The current study examined relationships between laterality in cerebral oxygenation (L-COX), sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and daytime function in 16 adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). All participants underwent two nights of diagnostic polysomnography. Using dual-cerebral oximetry, L-COX was defined by differences ≥4% in right- versus left-sided percent cerebral oxyhemoglobin saturation. Eight patients had SDB. L-COX was found in five patients, but only on nights with SDB. Greater L-COX was associated more severe SDB: higher frequency of apneas + hypopneas per hour (r = 0...
November 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30452060/buyer-beware-avoiding-the-minefield-of-predatory-conferences
#16
EDITORIAL
Christine R Kovach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30230519/effects-of-pain-and-sleep-quality-on-falls-among-nursing-home-residents-in-turkey
#17
Hulya Kulakci Altintas, Gülbahar Korkmaz Aslan, Nuriye Yıldırım Sısman, Makbule Tokur Kesgin
The current study was conducted to detect the incidence of falls among individuals in nursing homes, as well as the impact of pain and sleep quality on falls. The sample for this cross-sectional study comprised 291 older adults. Pain was assessed using the Geriatric Pain Measure and insomnia was assessed using the Insomnia Severity Index. Incidence of falls within the past 1 year was 40.9%. Risk factors for falling were determined using logistic regression analysis. Based on the analysis, being single (odds ratio [OR] = 2...
September 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30230518/african-american-older-adults-perceived-use-of-technology-for-hypertension-self-management
#18
Carolyn Harmon Still, Lenette M Jones, Karen O Moss, Mary Variath, Kathy D Wright
With the unprecedented growth of technology for disease prevention and management, little is known about the experience and adoption of such technology in African American older adults with hypertension. A 90-minute focus group session was used to explore African American older adults' (N = 21) experiences with using technology (mobile devices and applications) for hypertension self-management. Twenty participants reported owning smartphones and used this technology to communicate; seek, acquire, and share information; engage in entertainment; and organize and manage time...
September 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30230517/psychosocial-factors-associated-with-reduced-muscle-mass-strength-and-function-in-residential-care-apartment-complex-residents
#19
Murad H Taani, Ellen Siglinsky, Christine R Kovach, Bjoern Buehring
Sarcopenia is a major source of disability in older adults. However, limited data are available about sarcopenia components (i.e., muscle mass, strength, and function) and their relationship to psychosocial factors among older adults living in residential care apartment complexes (RCACs). The current study examined muscle mass, strength, and function and explored their relationship to self-efficacy for exercise, depressive symptoms, and social support in 31 RCAC residents. RCAC residents had lower muscle mass, strength, and function compared to values reported in studies of community-dwelling older adults...
September 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30230516/progress-and-changes-in-gerontological-nursing-research-in-the-midwest-a-review
#20
Helen W Lach, Phyllis Gaspar
Gerontological nursing has a rich research history. The current article reports trends in gerontological nursing research found through review of abstracts of presentations at the Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference at 10-year increments over the 40-year existence of the organization. Researchers studied a wide range of topics, from quality of life to use of technology, with a variety of older adult populations represented. Designs, theoretical frameworks, and other methods mirrored trends in nursing research from 1977 to 2017...
September 1, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
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