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Journal of Caring Sciences

Azam Mahjubian, Nasrin Bahraminejad, Koorosh Kamali
Introduction: Improving self-management of the patients undergoing hemodialysis is an effective way to reduce complications and to improve the quality of life of them. The current study aims to assess the effects of group discussion on the promotion of self-management behaviors in hemodialysis patients. Methods: In this quasi -experimental clinical trial study (with experimental and control groups) 60 patients were arranged in two experimental and control groups through using convenience sampling with random allocation...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Fateme Mohamadian, Maryam Bagheri, Maryam Sadat Hashemi, Hossein Komeili Sani
Introduction: Thalassemia is a chronic hereditary anemia which can be associated with different psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems such as depression and anxiety. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on depression and anxiety of patients with thalassemia. Methods: This was a randomized controlled trial study. A total of 76 patients were randomly allocated to an experimental (n=38) and a control group (n=38). Patients in the experimental group were provided with cognitive behavioral therapy while their counterparts in the control group received routine care services...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Arsalan Salari, Leila Rouhi Balasi, Asieh Ashouri, Fatemeh Moaddab, Fatemeh Zaersabet, Azam Nourisaeed
Introduction: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) has no effect on coronary artery atherosclerosis, thus the modification of physiological risk factors seems essential to prevent coronary artery disease (CAD). Then PCI patients have to receive multiple drug therapies in an attempt to prevent the recurrence of cardiac events. In spite of the evidence based on medication adherence to prevent post-PCI CAD development, medication adherence is the main concern for health care system. Accordingly, this study aims to determine the medication adherence and its related factors among these patients...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Farzaneh Vakili, Mandana Mirmohammadaliei, Ali Montazeri, Mina Farokhi, Mohammad Bagher Minaee
Introduction: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of Hypericum Perforatum ointment on perineal pain intensity following episiotomy among primiparous women. Methods This triple-blind clinical trial was performed on 98 eligible primiparous women referring to selected educational hospital of Tehran University of Medical Sciences for normal vaginal delivery. Block Randomization (in 1; 1 ratio) was used to categorize the participants continuously into two groups: intervention (using Hypericum Perforatum ointment) and control (using placebo ointment)...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Roghieh Nazari, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Kelly A Allen, Hamid Sharif Nia, Bit-Lian Yee, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh
Introduction: A consistent approach to pain assessment for patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) is a major difficulty for health practitioners due to some patients' inability, to express their pain verbally. This study aimed to assess pain behaviors (PBs) in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients at different levels of consciousness. Methods: This study used a repeated-measure, within-subject design with 35 patients admitted to an ICU. The data were collected through observations of nociceptive and non-nociceptive procedures, which were recorded through a 47-item behavior-rating checklist...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Khadijeh Rahimi Kordshooli, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Alireza Ghanbari
Introduction: Heart failure is a chronic medical condition that, despite the existing therapies, involves different aspects of an individual's life (such as self-care capability). Illness perception is one of the most important variables which seem to improve the self-efficacy skills in chronic diseases such as heart failure. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of family-centered empowerment model on the perception of the illness in heart failure patients. Methods: This interventional study was performed on 70 heart failure patients, assigned into control and experimental groups, admitted to the heart clinic of Hazrate Fatemeh hospital in Shiraz...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Grace Vincent-Onabajo, Pwadi Puto Gayus, Mamman Ali Masta, Muhammad Usman Ali, Fatima Kachalla Gujba, Ali Modu, Saleh Usman Hassan
Introduction: Attending to caregiving experiences of family caregivers of stroke survivors is important in person-centered stroke rehabilitation. This study explored caregiving appraisals by family caregivers of stroke survivors in Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of family caregivers' negative and positive appraisals of caregiving was conducted using the 24-item 4-domain revised Caregiving Appraisal Scale (rCAS). Mann Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to identify differences in caregiving appraisals based on specific caregiver and stroke survivor variables...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Ancy M Das, Lakshmi Ramamoorthy, Sunil K Narayan, Vaibhav Wadwekar
Introduction: Epilepsy is a treatable and curable brain disorder. However major proportion of individuals with this disease in developing countries receives no treatment because of misunderstandings of the public. Other than that, poor adherence to ordered medication is considered the primary cause of drug therapy failure in epilepsy. This study conducted to assess the adherence pattern to antiepileptic regimen, among patients with epilepsy and to identify the clinical and patient-related factors contributing as barriers...
December 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Fateme Goudarzi, Heidarali Abedi, Kourosh Zarea, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Seyedeh Zahra Hosseinigolafshani
Introduction: The care of patients in vegetative state at home is difficult because they need continuous medical interventions and extensive care. The present study aims to explain the process of home care of patients in vegetative state at home. Methods: This study was a qualitative research with a grounded theory approach. The participants were 22 people (included 17 family caregivers and 5 professional caregivers) who were enrolled in a purposive sampling. Data was gathered through unstructured interviews, observations and field notes...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Tayyebeh Rezaei, Akram Ghahramanian, Farahnaz Abdullahzaed, Zahra Sheikhalipour, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Zeinab Fadaei
Introduction: The evaluation of service quality is a key measurement which provides the necessary information for effective decision making and providing high quality care. This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the service quality gap for the provision of care from the perspective of surgical patients hospitalized in a teaching hospital in the Northwest of Iran in 2015. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study a total of 300 patients and 101 nurses were selected by random sampling method...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Maryam Sadat Hashemi, Alireza Irajpour, Parvaneh Abazari
Introduction: Hemodialysis is currently the most common alternative treatment in patients with renal failure in the world. Today, despite the support provided by healthcare providers for these patients, they still express dissatisfaction with the quality of care and find it inadequate. However, there have been few studies investigating the needs of in-patients receiving hemodialysis care in Iran. Thus this research was undertaken to study the needs and demands of such patients. Methods: This qualitative research was conducted from June to November 2016 to investigate the view points of the patients, their families and health care providers about improving quality of care in dialysis unit...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Nayereh Naseri, Fariba Taleghani
Introduction: Depression is the most frequent mental disorder in cancer patients, which is, unfortunately, less noticeable. Despite extensive researches, we only have scant knowledge about the influence of social support on depression in cancer patients. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between perceived social support and depression and demographic variables on cancer patients. Methods: This is a descriptive correlational study on two hundred cancer patients in Isfahan, Iran. The study subjects were selected through convenient sampling method and data were collected using questionnaires (demographic questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and Beck Depression Scale (BDS)...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Zohre Najafi, Hadi Kooshyar, Reza Mazloom, Amin Azhari
Introduction: Immobilization in the elderly can reduce the size and strength of muscle mass and ultimately lead to sarcopenia, the severity and progression of which can be prevented by exercise. However, due to physical and mental conditions, the elderly may be unable to take full advantage of regular exercise. Therefore, fun exercise through motivation and effective participation of older adults is likely to have positive effects on decreasing the volume and power of muscle mass. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fun physical activities on the progression of sarcopenia among elderly residents in nursing homes...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Yalda Jabbari Moghaddam, Alireza Mirghaffari
Introduction: Otitis media with effusion is a common childhood disease diagnosed with the accumulation of serous fluid or mucous in the middle ear. If not treated, the sustainable effusion leads to change and destruction of middle ear structures. One of the most successful treatment methods is myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion, which leads to improvement of patients' quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate children's quality of life after inserting ventilation tubes. Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study examined the quality of life of the children suffering from otitis media with sustainable effusion, who were candidates for ventilation tube insertion...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Gülendam Karadağ, Zeynep Güngörmüş, Zeynep Olçar
Introduction: Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease that has a high level of morbidity and early mortality for patients that are not followed and controlled properly. Study was conducted the aim of determining experiences and problems of families whose children with sickle cell anemia. Methods: Descriptive study was conducted the aim of determining experiences and problems of families (n= 206) whose children with sickle cell anemia. Before conducting this study, a written permission from the related institution and research ethics committee approval from Gaziantep University were obtained...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Tesfaye Demeke Ashenafie, Eleni Tesfaye Tegegne, Workie Zemene Worku
Introduction: Clinical teaching behavior is a critical determinant for quality of clinical learning. Nursing students' and instructor's perception of effective clinical teaching behavior (ECTB) is important to modify and facilitate clinical education. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to assess the effective clinical teaching behavior (ECTB) as perceived by students and nursing instructors. Methods: Facility based cross-sectional descriptive study design was conducted among 178 participants. Data were collected using pre-tested and self-administered questionnaire...
September 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Abdolah Khorami Markani, Farideh Yaghmaei, Mohammad Khodayari Fard
Introduction: Oncology nurses should create a balance in their personal and professional life to provide holistic care to patients. The more the awareness of spirituality in oncology nurses develops, the more obviously it manifests itself in their attitudes toward spiritual care. This study aimed to assess the relationship between oncology nurses' spiritual wellbeing, and their attitudes toward spiritual care based on Neumann's Systems Model. Methods: This descriptive correlational study tested the relationships of Neuman system-based model constructs, named oncology nurses antecedents, their spiritual wellbeing, and attitudes to spiritual care by using a causal model and path analysis...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Mojgan Lotfi, Akram Ghahremaneian, Ahmad Aghazadeh, Fatemeh Jamshidi
Introduction: Many physical, psychological, social and economic complications have been reported after discharge, which have a negative impact on the quality of life of burn patients. The present research examines the effect of pre-discharge training program on the life quality of patients with burns. Methods: This is a pre and post-experimental study with control group that was conducted in 2015 in teaching hospital Sina. The control group received the typical instructions upon being discharged from hospital while the experimental group received in-person training in the form of question-answer, pamphlets and a researcher-made instruction booklet...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Nahid Hajmohamadi, Faezeh Ghalichi, Fatemeh Bakhtari Aghdam, Hossein Matlabi
Introduction: Maternal mental health during pregnancy has a major impact on fetal growth and consequently, child health. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of "Cooperative-Supportive" Intervention Program on Pregnancy. Methods: The present before and after interventional research was conducted on 114 pregnant women referring to Khoy health centers in 2014. Pregnant women were randomly divided into intervention (n=57) and control groups (n=57). The data collection tool in this research was the researcher-made questionnaire based on the Predisposing, Reinforcing and Enabling Constructs in Educational Diagnosis and Evaluation (PRECEDE) model which assessed the participants' predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
Pouya Tarverdizade Asl, Sima Lakdizaji, Akram Ghahramanian, Alehe Seyedrasooli, Somayeh Ghavipanjeh Rezaiy
Background: The quality of life of patients undergoing hemodialysis is lower; to improve their living conditions, patients need further training. This study conducted to compare the effectiveness of two methods of text messaging and face to face education on knowledge and quality of life of patients under hemodialysis. Methods: Undergoing in a clinical trial study, 60 patients undergoing hemodialysis in Sina-teaching hospital of Tabriz, Iran were selected by convenience sampling and randomly allocated into three groups: two intervention groups: text massaging (P=20), face to face group (n=20) and one control group (n=20)...
June 2018: Journal of Caring Sciences
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