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Olaolorunpo Olorunfemi, Foluso Ojewole
Aim: The study aim was to determine the level of medication adherence, patient medication belief and to determine the correlation between medication belief and medication adherence among patients with diabetes. This is to find out whether medication belief of patient could enhance medication adherence which in turn would promote effective management of diabetic mellitus in Nigeria. Background: The World Health Organization (WHO, 2015) estimated that over 366 million people are affected...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Anna Lechner, Nils Lahmann, Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
Aims: To describe the prevalence of dry skin in nursing homes and hospitals and to describe relationships between topical skincare interventions and dry skin. Design: Two multicentre descriptive cross-sectional prevalence studies. Methods: The studies were performed in German nursing homes and hospitals in 2015 and 2016. Data were collected by trained nurses based on a standardized data collection form. The severity of dry skin was measured using the Overall Dry Skin Score...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Elisabeth Bergdahl, Britt-Marie Ternestedt, Carina Berterö, Birgitta Andershed
Aims and objectives: The aim of this study was to test the theoretical conceptualization of the co-creative process in home care nursing encounters over time. Method and design: This was a multiple case study with a deductive analysis of qualitative data over time, using interviews and observations collected from three cases. Results: The co-creative process was complex and contained main, sub- and micro-processes. Time was important and valuable, giving the patient and relatives space to adjust the process to their own pace...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Mia Ingerslev Loft, Ingrid Poulsen, Bente Martinsen, Lone Lunbak Mathiesen, Helle Klingenberg Iversen, Bente Appel Esbensen
Aim: To assess the feasibility of a nursing educational intervention for inpatient stroke rehabilitation and its acceptability from the nursing staff's perspective. Background: There is currently a lack of interventions that integrate the diversity of nurses' role and functions in stroke rehabilitation and explore their effect on patient outcomes. Design: We used a convergent, parallel, mixed-method design with data interviews and questionnaires...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Regula Blaser, Jeanne Berset
Aim: Identify associations between attitudes of nurses towards people with dementia and their socio-demographic (age and gender) and work-related characteristics (employment, work experience, nursing degree, care setting). Design: The study was designed in a cross-sectional way, collecting self-reported questionnaire data. Methods: Nurses ( N  = 417) completed the 20-item Dementia Attitude Scale questionnaire, including socio-demographic and work characteristics...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Bjørg Aglen, Vera Louise Sørø, Arne Orvik, Gørill Haugan
Aim: The recruitment and retention of preceptors to mentor health professional students and apprentices in their clinical studies are not easy. The aim of this study was to investigate factors that hindered the implementation of an intervention intended to improve the working conditions for preceptors in nursing homes. The preceptorship was related to clinical studies for health professional students and apprentices. Design: A qualitative, explorative design was applied...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Bettina Holmberg Fagerlund, Sølvi Helseth, Lene Frost Andersen, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Kari Glavin
Aim: To investigate a possible association between children's current diet and parents' reported avoidance of appropriate foods in the child's diet at the age of 10 months, due to fears of allergic or hypersensitivity reactions. Design: A cross-sectional study. Methods: In 10 randomly selected municipalities willing to participate, 686 children represented by their parents visiting the child health centre were enrolled in the study. From January 2015-January 2017, 440 (64%) parents completed a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire concerning their child...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Elyse Murphy, Christine Donahue, Laurel Omert, Stephanie Persons, Thomas J Tyma, Joseph Chiao, William Lumry
Aims: The aim of this study was to provide recommendations for training patients with hereditary angioedema, based on nursing clinical trial experience, to self-administer subcutaneous C1-INH (C1-INH[SC]) used as routine prophylaxis. Background: A volume-reduced, subcutaneous C1-INH concentrate (C1-INH(SC); HAEGARDA®; CSL Behring) was recently FDA-approved for the routine prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks. Nurses will play an important role in patient training...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Ingrid Koeter, Gro Stensröd, Aud Hunsbedt Nilsen, Rigmor Lund, Colette Haslam, Marianne De Sèze, Rajagopalan Sriram, John Heesakkers
Aims: This study investigated user perception and adherence related to a hydrophilic-coated urinary catheter (LoFric® Origo™), available for male patients who practice intermittent catheterization. Design: The study had a prospective observational design, including patients from 19 European hospitals. Methods: A total of 416 patients were eligible for the study; 179 experienced catheter users and 237 de novo. Two questionnaires were filled out, one describing background data and a second, 8 weeks later, evaluating catheter features...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Motahareh Musavi Ghahfarokhi, Leila Masoudiyekta, Nasrin Khajeali
Aim: The present study aimed to determine the level of applying safety standards in treatment and therapy processes. Design: In the present descriptive study, 120 cases of nasogastric intubation, bladder catheterization and intramuscular and intravenous injections done by emergency staff were randomly selected. Methods: The data were collected by a two-section checklist including demographic features and four sheets of observation. Then, the data were analysed based on descriptive statistics...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Dhuha Youssef Wazqar
Aim: To explore and understand work stress and its sources among oncology nurses in a Saudi university-teaching hospital. Design: Qualitative descriptive study using semistructured interviews. Methods: Fourteen oncology nurses working in a university-teaching hospital were interviewed between October - December 2016. Qualitative content analysis according to the Krippendorff method was used to explore work-related stressors among oncology nurses in Saudi Arabia...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Yuki Yoshikawa, Etsuko Ohmaki, Hirohisa Kawahata, Yoshihiro Maekawa, Toshio Ogihara, Ryuichi Morishita, Motokuni Aoki
Aim: In the present study we investigated the effect of laughter therapy on physiological and psychological function in older people. Design: An open-label trial. Methods: Seventeen older people who regularly attended an elderly day care centre were recruited. Stand-up comedy as laughter therapy was performed once a week for 4 weeks. Parameters of physiological and psychological function were evaluated before and after laughter therapy. Results: Laughter therapy intervention resulted in a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate, accompanied by a significant increase in plasma concentration of serotonin and a significant decrease in salivary concentration of chromogranin A...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Trude Fløystad Eines, Elin Angelo, Solfrid Vatne
Background: Municipal healthcare organizations are facing increasing challenges to developing more cost-effective organizations and services, particularly in nursing homes. The background for this article is an attempt in this concern; implementing service design in a nursing home. Aim: The aim of the study is to explore nurses and nurse assistants' experiences using service design in a nursing home. Design: A qualitative design was applied...
January 2019: Nursing Open
David Abdulai Salifu, Janet Gross, Mohammed Awal Salifu, Jerry Pk Ninnoni
Aim: To describe experiences and perceptions of theory-practice gap in nursing in a resource-constrained setting. Theory-practice gap is extensively discussed and studied in some parts of the world. Interventions to bridge the theory-practice gap have been varied and depend on an understanding of the contextual healthcare environment. Experiences and perceptions of the theory-practice gap in a resource-constrained setting have not been comprehensively described. Design: A qualitative description methodology was used...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Colin McNeill, Allen Erskine, Roger Ellis, Marian Traynor
Aim: To develop an instrument (Nurse Match: NM) for assessing a candidate's nursing values, their meaning, relative importance and emotional significance. Candidate's values to be scored against professionally preferred nursing values effectively and efficiently. Design: A case study-based qualitative process with quantified output. Perception of self and others in relevant contexts using bi-polar value dimensions. Methods: Respondents ( N  =   63) were first year nursing students completed the instrument and a feedback questionnaire...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Antje Aarthun, Knut A Øymar, Kristin Akerjordet
Aim: To explore parents' experiences on parental involvement in decision-making about their child's health care at the hospital and to identify how health professionals can improve parental involvement. Design: An explorative descriptive qualitative study within a constructivist research paradigm. Methods: Individual semistructured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 12 parents. Qualitative content analysis was performed. Results: This study gives unique insight into how parental involvement in children's healthcare decisions influence parents' ability to cope with the parental role at the hospital...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Le Dang Khoa, Tran Nhat Quang, Dang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, Ho Manh Tuong, Kirsty Foster
Aim: The primary aim of this study was to identify the level of stress and the stressors having an impact on nurses compared with other medical workers in private IVF centres. Background: Stressful working conditions can an adversely affect not only the health and well-being of health professionals but also subsequently to patient outcomes if care is given to infertile couples. This is of relevance particularly in view of Vietnam's recent economic growth and the increase in the number of private IVF centres...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Letha M Joseph, Diane C Berry, Ann Jessup, Jean Davison, Brian J Schneider, Jack I Twersky
Aim: Is it feasible to implement a programme to screen for depression in patients admitted to the hospital for diabetes complications and use the electronic medical record to notify providers of their patient's depression score and give suggestions for medication and counselling? Design: A feasibility study was conducted with patients hospitalized with diabetes and depression in the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States. Methods: Patients with type 2 diabetes were screened for depression...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Anne Lyberg, Bente Dahl, Megumi Haruna, Mizuki Takegata, Elisabeth Severinsson
Aim: To conduct a meta-study of qualitative empirical research to explore the links between patient safety and fear of childbirth in the maternity care context. The review questions were: How are patient safety and fear of childbirth described? and What are the links between patient safety and fear of childbirth in the maternity care context? Design: Meta-study. Data sources: The CINAHL, Cochrane, PubMed, Webb of Science, Proquest and Medline (Ovid) electronic databases were searched for articles published between June 2000-June 2016...
January 2019: Nursing Open
Janika Koskenvuori, Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen, Helena Leino-Kilpi
Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the extent and nature of the available research literature on healthcare professionals' ethical competence and to summarize the research findings in this field. Design: A scoping review guided by Arksey and O'Malleys methodological framework was conducted. Methods: Six databases including Pubmed/Medline, CINAHL, Web of Science Core Collection, PsycInfo, Philosophers' Index, and Scopus were searched systematically...
January 2019: Nursing Open
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