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Nursing research papers

Dean Sweeney, Leo R Quinlan, Patrick Browne, Margaret Richardson, Pauline Meskell, Gearóid ÓLaighin
Freezing of gait is one of the most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease and is an important contributor to falls, leading to it being a major cause of hospitalization and nursing home admissions. When the management of freezing episodes cannot be achieved through medication or surgery, non-pharmacological methods such as cueing have received attention in recent years. Novel cueing systems were developed over the last decade and have been evaluated predominantly in laboratory settings. However, to provide benefit to people with Parkinson's and improve their quality of life, these systems must have the potential to be used at home as a self-administer intervention...
March 13, 2019: Sensors
Grace Campbell, Teresa H Thomas, Lauren Hand, Young Ji Lee, Sarah E Taylor, Heidi S Donovan
OBJECTIVE: To define important aspects of survivorship care for the more than 1.2 million survivors of gynecologic cancer currently living in the US. DATA SOURCES: Research articles, reviews, position statements and white papers, and evidence-based guidelines. CONCLUSION: Survivorship care includes a coordinated plan of care, ongoing surveillance, health promotion support, and management of long-term and late effects of treatment. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses need to be aware of the current guidelines for post-treatment surveillance and health promotion recommendations for survivors of gynecologic cancers...
March 11, 2019: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Julia Scott, Beverley Simpson, Judith Skelton-Green, Sue Munro
The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute is a Canadian success story, providing leadership development to over 2,600 nurses and healthcare professionals since its inception in 2001.The authors describe the original design and intent of the Institute and its evolution over the last 18 years as both the context for leadership and leadership requirements have evolved. The Institute's framework, key features, principles, concepts and streams of learning are outlined along with summaries of research on personal and organizational impact...
December 2018: Nursing Leadership
Louisa G Gordon, Amy J Spooner, Natasha Booth, Tai-Rae Downer, Adrienne Hudson, Patsy Yates, Alanna Geary, Christopher O'Donnell, Raymond Chan
PURPOSE: Nurse navigators (NNs) coordinate patient care, improve care quality and potentially reduce healthcare resource use. The purpose of this paper is to undertake an evaluation of hospitalisation outcomes in a new NN programme in Queensland, Australia. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: A matched case-control study was performed. Patients under the care of the NNs were randomly selected ( n=100) and were matched to historical ( n=300) and concurrent ( n=300) comparison groups...
March 18, 2019: Journal of Health Organization and Management
Yu-Li Huang, Sarah M Bach, Sherry A Looker
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to develop a chemotherapy scheduling template that accounts for nurse resource availability and patient treatment needs to alleviate the mid-day patient load and provide quality services for patients. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: Owing to treatment complexity in chemotherapy administration, nurses are required at the beginning, end and during treatment. When nurses are not available to continue treatment, the service is compromised, and the resource constraint is violated, which leads to inevitable delay that risks service quality...
February 11, 2019: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Peter Yamoah, Varsha Bangalee, Frasia Oosthuizen
The spontaneous reporting of suspected adverse events following immunization (AEFI) by healthcare professionals (HCPs) is vital in monitoring post-licensure vaccine safety. The main objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and perceptions of AEFIs among healthcare professionals (HCPs) in Africa, using the situation in Ghana as a case study. The study was of a cross-sectional quantitative design, and was carried out from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 with doctors, pharmacists, and nurses as the study participants...
March 8, 2019: Vaccines
Leodoro J Labrague, Denise M McEnroe-Petitte, Ann M Bowling, Chidozie E Nwafor, Konstantinos Tsaras
BACKGROUND: As a complementary teaching pedagogy, high-fidelity simulation remains as an effective form of simulation modality. Empirical evidence has additionally shown high-fidelity simulation (HFS) to be an effective contributor to students' learning outcomes. PURPOSE: This paper critically appraised existing scientific articles that covered the influence of utilizing HFS on the effects of nursing students' anxiety and self-confidence during undergraduate nursing education...
March 10, 2019: Nursing Forum
Li Haiping, Jiang Ziqiang, Zhao Qina, Ding Yuhua
.Fluoroquinolones are a kind of synthetic drugs commonly used in clinical treatment. They have good broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. They are not only convenient to administer, but also have remarkable therapeutic effects. In this paper, we selected 70 patients with adverse reactions of central nervous system during the use of fluoroquinolones as the research object. We reviewed and analyzed the basic data, main manifestations and outcomes of adverse reactions, and summarized the influencing factors...
January 2019: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Valerie Fleming, Yvonne Robb
It is over 20 years since Michael Crotty's groundbreaking critique of phenomenological research in nursing. However, rather than entering into the acrimonious discussions that followed, we developed a research method that we believed translated Gadamer's philosophy into the world of empirical research. Fundamental to that work was our differentiation of hermeneutics from phenomenology. The aim of the present paper was to provide a critical analysis of the citations from publication in 2003 until the end of 2017...
March 8, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Krystian Barzykowski, Anna Majda, Paweł Przyłęcki, Małgorzata Szkup
BACKGROUND: Due to changes in Polish society resulting from a significant inflow of immigrants to Poland, the need to develop the cultural competences of various professional groups who have contact with immigrants in their work has increased. These groups should include healthcare professionals, especially because of the significant increase in the number of culturally diverse patients. Therefore, medical education in Poland has had to rapidly adapt to this novel situation. For instance, the teaching process should be now more focused on the development and evaluation of the cultural competences of prospective health care workers...
2019: PloS One
Aislinn Conway, Maura Dowling, Declan Devane
BACKGROUND: The translation of research into clinical practice is a key component of evidence-informed decision making. We implemented a multi-component dissemination and implementation strategy for healthcare professionals (HCPs) called Evidence Rounds. We report the findings of focus groups and interviews with HCPs to explore their perceptions of Evidence Rounds and help inform the implementation of future similar initiatives. This is the second paper in a two-part series. METHODS: We employed total population, purposive sampling by targeting all of the health care professionals who attended or presented at group sessions exploring the evidence on clinical questions or topics chosen and presented by the HCPs...
March 6, 2019: BMC Medical Education
Nancy Kentish-Barnes, L A Siminoff, W Walker, M Urbanski, J Charpentier, M Thuong, A Sarti, S D Shemie, E Azoulay
INTRODUCTION: Family members of critically ill patients suffer from high levels of anxiety and depression in the ICU, and are at risk of developing post-ICU syndrome following ICU discharge. In the case of brain death, and potential organ donation, the family is at the center of the decision process: within a limited time frame, the family will be informed that the patient is brain-dead and will be approached about potential organ donation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Family experience with organ donation has been the topic of several research papers allowing one to gain knowledge about family members' experience of organ donation, emphasizing specific needs, adequate support, and pointing out gaps in current delivery of family-centered care...
March 6, 2019: Intensive Care Medicine
David Sunkersing, Finbarr C Martin, Julie Reed, Maria Woringer, Derek Bell
BACKGROUND: Frail individuals are at risk of significant clinical deterioration if their frailty is not identified and managed appropriately. Research suggests that any interaction between an older person and a health or social care professional should include an assessment for frailty. Many older care home residents are frail when admitted, but we have little knowledge of whether or how this is assessed. The aim of this paper is to understand and establish the characteristics of the reported 'assessments for frailty' used in care homes with nursing (nursing homes) across North-West London...
March 1, 2019: BMC Geriatrics
Lisa Whitehead, Manonita Ghosh, Deborah Kirk Walker, Dianne Bloxsome, Caroline Vafeas, Anne Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: To review the current evidence on the relationship between specialty nurse certification and outcomes. DESIGN: A structured and comprehensive systematic review was undertaken using the Joanna Briggs Institute framework to include both published research studies and expert opinion papers. DATA SOURCES: Four electronic databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed, and PsychINFO were searched between 2000 and 2018. The search for expert opinion papers included nursing organizations, OaLster, Grey Literature Report, and The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators...
February 8, 2019: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Wilhelmina Josepha Maria Stevens, Rob van der Sande, Lilian J Beijer, Maarten Gm Gerritsen, Willem Jj Assendelft
BACKGROUND: The use of eHealth has increased tremendously in recent years. eHealth is generally considered to have a positive effect on health care quality and to be a promising alternative to face-to-face health care contacts. Surprisingly little is known about possible adverse effects of eHealth apps. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a scoping review on empirical research into adverse effects of eHealth apps that aim to deliver health care at a distance. We investigated whether adverse effects were reported and the nature and quality of research into these possible adverse effects...
March 1, 2019: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Yong Wu, Pei Zhao, Wei Li, Ming-Qiang Cao, Lin Du, Jian-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: To systematically review the impact of remote health interventions based on an internet or mobile communication network on patients with hypertension and to provide a theoretical basis for hypertension patients with the implementation of remote health interventions. METHODS: Data were retrieved from a total of 4 Chinese databases and 3 foreign databases. The Chinese databases included: China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WanFang Data, Chinese Biomedical Database (SinoMed), and Chongqing Chinese Science and Technology Journey database (VIP)...
March 2019: Medicine (Baltimore)
He Wang, Guang-Fu Song, Jing Nie, Xiao-Hao Xu, Ying Zhang, Jin-Rui Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous clinical studies have reported that electrical stimulation (ES) can be utilized to treat children with limbs spasticity (LS) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Currently, no systematic review has addressed the effect of ES in children with LS following TBI. Thus, this systematic review will assess the effect and safety of ES for the children with LS after TBI. METHODS: We will conduct the present systematic review of randomized controlled trials that will be retrieved from searches of PubMed, PsycINFO, WOS, Scopus, OpenGrey, Google Scholar, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database from the inception to the date of the literature searched...
February 2019: Medicine (Baltimore)
Natalie Bradford, Shirley Chambers, Adrienne Hudson, Jacqui Jauncey-Cooke, Robyn Penny, Carol Windsor, Patsy Yates
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: Our primary aim was to synthesise the evidence on the use of evaluation frameworks by nurses and midwives in research designed to improve healthcare services and practice. A secondary aim was to identify the attributes and elements of evaluation frameworks. BACKGROUND: Evaluation is an integral component of any initiative to improve outcomes or change clinical practice. Yet often an evaluation may not yield the information required to sustain or integrate an initiative into practice...
February 27, 2019: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Martin J Powell, Katherine Froggatt, Sabir Giga
BACKGROUND: Nurses in inpatient palliative care are frequently exposed to death and dying in addition to common stressors found in other nursing practice. Resilience may mitigate against stress but remains ill-defined and under-researched in the specialist palliative care setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to understand resilience from the perspectives of inpatient palliative care nurses. DESIGN: A thematic synthesis of qualitative studies was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
February 26, 2019: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Kristina Walsh, Carol Grech, Kathy Hill
Health advice for overweight patients in primary care has been a focus of obesity guidelines. Primary care doctors and nurses are well placed to provide evidence based preventive health advice. This literature review addressed two research questions: 'When do primary care doctors and nurses provide health advice for weight management?' and 'What health advice is provided to overweight patients in primary care settings?' The study was conducted in the first half of 2018 and followed Arksey and O'Malley (2005) five stage framework to conduct a comprehensive scoping review...
June 2019: Preventive Medicine Reports
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