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Open Nursing Journal

Summer Meranius, Josefsson Karin
Background: Senior Alert is a national quality register aimed at supporting a standardized, structured, and systematic preventive care process for adults aged 65 and over in the areas malnutrition, pressure ulcers, falls, problems with oral health and bladder dysfunction. Therefore, the quality register is particularly suitable for older adults with multimorbidity. Aim: The aim was to describe management practices that contributed to the sustained implementation of the quality register Senior Alert in municipal elderly care in Sweden...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mohannad Eid AbuRuz, Ghadeer Al-Dweik
Background: Cardiovascular disease is the first leading cause of death worldwide. Coronary heart disease is the most common manifestation of cardiovascular disease. Acute myocardial infarction is the primary manifestation of coronary heart disease. Depression is a common and predicted complication after acute myocardial infarction. Limited studies evaluated gender differences in depressive symptoms after acute myocardial infarction especially in developing countries. Objective: The study aimed to determine whether there was a difference in depression levels and rate of complications based on gender early after acute myocardial infarction...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Davood Hekmatpou, Ali Poorgharahkhan, Mahbobeh Sajjadi, Amir Javaheri
Objective: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of the "Create Sensitivity" caring model on blood glucose/ glycosylated hemoglobin and quality of life in patients with type 2 Diabetes. Methods: This study enrolled 70 patients from an educational hospital in Kurdistan, Iran. The model was implemented among the test group over a period of 3 months. Blood glucose/ glycosylated hemoglobin and patients' quality of life were measured before and after intervention...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Hana M Abu-Snieneh, Mohammad Y N Saleh
Background: An increased number of elderly people in the world may lead to an increase in the incidence of stroke, which creates a burden on the country's healthcare system. Dysphagia is the most common post stroke. Screening of dysphagia in stroke patients is serious to prevent complication linked to aspiration and inadequate hydration/nutrition. Objective: This literature review aimed to discuss registered nurses' competency to screen dysphagia among stroke patients...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Leah Spiro, Donna Scemons
Aim: The aim of this discussion paper is to outline the guidelines, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about how to manage hypertension before and during pregnancy. Primary providers lack the knowledge to initiate treatment and manage hypertension in patients who are family planning or in the early stages of pregnancy before transferring care to an obstetrician, or perhaps patients who never do transfer care for lack of accessibility or funding. This paper aims to discuss how the Family Nurse Practitioner, or other primary care providers, may safely and efficiently maintain stable blood pressures in patients with hypertension before, during, and after pregnancy...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mohannad Eid Abu Ruz, Hekmat Yousef Al-Akash, Samiha Jarrah
Background: Anxiety and depression are common among nursing students due to different factors. When they are minimal and not persistent, they work as stimuli for good achievement. However, when they are high or persistent they have negative consequences ( i.e. low academic achievement and higher absenteeism rates). Objective: The purpose of this study was to check the effect of persistent anxiety and depression on nursing student academic achievement and absenteeism rate...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Masako Kageyama, Keiko Yokoyama
Background: The growing rates of deinstitutionalization in Japan have resulted in an increase in the number of children being raised by parents with mental illness. Given this situation, public health nurses working for local governments play an important role. Objective: The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe the child-rearing support provided by public health nurses to parents with mental illness. Methods: Seven nurses identified 28 cases of parents with mental illness...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Tadele Girum, Abebaw Wasie
Introduction: High prevalence of anemia attributable to intestinal parasite infection occurs among children in developing countries. As a result mass treatment of all children with anti-helminthic drugs particularly in school setting is being implemented. There are few studies conducted to assess impact of deworming on anemia prevalence among school children with inconclusive finding. Therefore we aimed to conduct a systematic review on impact assessment of deworming on anemia prevalence or hemoglobin level of school children so that policy makers and other stalk holders could have pooled evidence on the direction to make decision...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Bo-Yeoul Kim, Kyu-Joo Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo
Background: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program hastens recovery from colorectal cancer by shortening the treatment period and enabling a return to normal activities. However, patients with colorectal cancer treated under the ERAS program have fewer opportunities to consult with medical staff and receive education regarding self-care and experience more affective stress and anxiety. Objective: This study aimed to develop and assess an educational program for patients with colorectal cancer treated under the ERAS program, considering affective aspects...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Leung Andrew Luk
Background: With the aim to enhance the senior nursing managers to be caring leaders so that they can nurture their team members to be holistic care providers, a one year program has been developed with emphasis on self-reflection and self-cultivation. Purpose: It aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-year leadership enhancement program in an acute general hospital. Design & Methods: Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were adopted...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mansour J Mansour, Shadi F Al Shadafan, Firas T Abu-Sneineh, Mohammed M AlAmer
Background: This paper explores the opportunities and challenges for integrating patient safety education in undergraduate nursing curriculum. Methods: Four dimensions of undergraduate nursing education are examined: National accreditation of nursing programs, building a competency-based nursing education, a model of nursing education and building faculty capacity in patient safety education and research. Results: Incorporating patient safety in a nursing curriculum can be "institutionalized" by making it a pre-requisite for granting program accreditation...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Dalky F Heyam, Gharaibeh Besher, Al-Khateeb Nesreen
Background: Despite the extensive literature on work ability, few studies have looked at variables associated with work ability of nurses working fixed versus rotating shifts. Objective: The study aims were to explore variables contributing to work ability and to examine the association of demographic, job satisfaction, and work shift to work ability. Method: A cross-sectional design was utilized to assess work ability level and job satisfaction among nurses working 8 or 12 hour rotating or fixed shifts in Jordanian hospitals...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mi Young Kim, Yu Jeong Kim
Background: College students are exposed to an environment that places their health at risk. As a result, they are vulnerable to health-related problems. In order to improve health promotion behaviors, it is necessary to identify the variables affecting these behaviors. However, few studies have comprehensively examined health consciousness, health perception, and self-esteem as variables in health promotion behaviors among college students. Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing health promotion behaviors in college students...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Thokozani Bvumbwe, Ntombifikile Gloria Mtshali
Background: Malawi made great strides to increase the number of nurses through the Emergency Human Resource for Health Program. However, quantity of health workforce alone is not adequate to strengthen the health system. Malawi still reports skill mix imbalance and geographical mal-distribution of the nursing workforce. Health systems must continuously adapt and evolve according to the health care needs and inform health professionals' education to accelerate gains in health outcomes...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Panagiotis E Prezerakos
Background: Emotional Intelligence has made a significant contribution to effective leadership, becoming one of the key characteristics of leaders.Objective: The aim of the present study was to review qualitative and quantitative studies concerning Emotional Intelligence of nurse leaders and the evidence-based composition of their results. Method: A search was performed in the electronic databases (Pubmed, Scopus and CINAHL) for articles, which were published in the period 2000-2017 in English or Greek...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Mohanad Naji Sahib
Background: Poor quality of life, fractures and disability are the consequences of preventable osteoporosis. Objectives: The aims of this study were to validate and assess Osteoporosis Self-efficacy Scale (OSES-A) Arabic version among Iraqi general population. Methods: A cross-sectional study with a random cluster sampling method from the community was used. Forward-backward-forward translation method was used to translate the questionnaire from English to Arabic...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Muhammad W Darawad, Nedal Alfasfos, Ismael Zaki, Malek Alnajar, Sawsan Hammad, Osama A Samarkandi
Background: Critically ill patients are hypermetabolic and have increased energy requirements, making nutritional support a vital intervention. In the Intensive Care Units, enteral nutrition is based on opinions rather than evidence-based practices. Therefore, there is a need to identify the barriers to evidence based practice protocols for enteral feeding of patients in Jordanian ICUs. Aims: To explore Jordanian ICU nurses' perceived barriers for enteral nutrition that hinders them from utilizing the recommended EN guidelines...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Annika M Kisch, Anna Forsberg
Background: There is limited knowledge about the perspective of patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) about having a sibling as donor. It is essential to understand the main concerns of stem cell recipients in order to enable nurses to provide person-centred care. Objectives: The study aim was to explore patients' main concerns about having a sibling stem cell donor and how the patients handle them, from immediately before until one year after transplantation...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Elinor Nielsen, Ingrid Wåhlin, Gunilla Hollman Frisman
Background: Patients going through surgery being awake often have a sense of anxiety and need support to relax. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether looking at pictures of natural scenery could reduce anxiety and pain and increase relaxation and well-being being awake during the elective surgery. Methods: This three-arm, randomized intervention study consisted of one group viewing pictures of natural scenery, one group listening to soft instrumental music, and one control group without distraction, all adult patients (n=174)...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Sung Hae Kim, Yoona Choi, Ji-Hye Lee, Da-El Jang, Sanghee Kim
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2018: Open Nursing Journal
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