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The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen

Honors Theses

The implications of methamphetamine use are vast and prevalent in the U.S. This epidemic is also well recognized in Tennessee and in Hamilton County. The number of men and women that continue to use methamphetamine speaks to the importance of this issue. Among these individuals, pregnant women comprise a significant portion of female methamphetamine users across the United States. The potential complications that can arise for not only a mother but also her child due to maternal methamphetamine use pose a much more significant issue. The detrimental effects that a child can experience as a result of maternal methamphetamine ...


Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test 2017 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

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Background: Improved outcomes for patients with asthma have been proven with the utilization of the Expert Panel Report -3 (EPR3) evidence-based asthma guidelines. These clinical guidelines are tools developed for providers to direct appropriate high-quality patient care that leads to positive outcomes. However, research has shown healthcare providers do not routinely follow the evidence-based asthma guidelines adequately. Objective: To develop and implement an evidence-based asthma ...


The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Effectiveness And Emotional Intelligence In Clinical Nurse Faculty In Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Programs In New York State, Caroline K. Mosca 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Effectiveness And Emotional Intelligence In Clinical Nurse Faculty In Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Programs In New York State, Caroline K. Mosca

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

It is important to evaluate the Clinical Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) of nurse faculty because clinical teaching is one of the most effective pedagogies in nursing education (Billings & Halstead, 2012). However, clinical faculty must be able to manage effectively the stressors of the clinical setting, where lessons can be unpredictable and the environment is often laden with intense emotion (Gerolamo & Roemer, 2011; Ondrejka, 2013; Roberts, Chrisman, & Flowers, 2013). Emotional Intelligence (EI) may facilitate CTE because higher EI has been associated with improved management of stress in both nursing and the general workplace (Goleman, 1995; Görgens-Ekermans & Brand, 2012; Karimi, Leggat, Donohue, & Cooper, 2014). EI modulates the stress response and may enhance faculty’s ability to teach in the clinical setting (Ondrejka, 2013). However, to date, only one study has investigated the relationship between EI and CTE in nursing faculty, and this study was limited to a small sample at one institution (Allen, Ploeg, & Kaasalainen (2012). The present study investigated the relationship between EI and CTE from ...


Cultural And Clinical Factors Associated With Antihypertensive Medication Adherence In Vietnamese Policemen, Wen-Wen Li, Duong Thi Kim Nhung, Wei-Shu Lai, Shiow-Li Hwang 2017 San Francisco State University

Cultural And Clinical Factors Associated With Antihypertensive Medication Adherence In Vietnamese Policemen, Wen-Wen Li, Duong Thi Kim Nhung, Wei-Shu Lai, Shiow-Li Hwang

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The purpose of this study is to characterize Vietnamese policemen with hypertension, to report the proportion of hypertension control and medication adherence in Vietnamese policemen, and to explore cultural and clinical factors related to antihypertensive medication adherence. A cross-sectional study design was used. A convenience sample of 100 policemen with hypertension was recruited in Vietnam. A total score of 80% or more on the Medication Adherence scale was defined as medication adherence. Medication adherence was reported in 64% of the participants, but hypertension control was found in only 53%. Medication adherence was higher in the participants with higher perceived susceptibility ...


Religious/Spiritual Coping In Older African American Women, Danice B. Greer, Willie M. Abel 2017 The University of Texas at Tyler

Religious/Spiritual Coping In Older African American Women, Danice B. Greer, Willie M. Abel

The Qualitative Report

The purpose of this study was to identify religious/spiritual coping behaviors of African American women with hypertension (HTN) and explore how religious/spiritual coping influences adherence to high blood pressure (HBP) therapy in older African American women. A mixed-method research design guided this study. Twenty African American women with primary HTN were enrolled in this study using a mixed methods concurrent triangulation design. Data collection included physiologic, descriptive, and sociodemographic data. Adherence was measured using the Hill-Bone Compliance to High Blood Pressure Therapy scale (Kim, Hill, Bone, & Levine, 2000), and religious/spiritual coping was evaluated with the Brief Religious/Spiritual Coping scale. Qualitative data were obtained by audiotaped interviews using a semi-structured interview guide. Descriptive, physiologic data and data from questionnaires were analyzed. Five themes emerged. (a) Feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, and feeling sick; (b) Belief in God or a Supreme Being, (c) Prayer as the ...


Understanding Alcoholics’ “Difficulty In Life”: An Empirical Comparison Of Alcoholics And Nonalcoholics, Keiko Ito 2017 Toho University

Understanding Alcoholics’ “Difficulty In Life”: An Empirical Comparison Of Alcoholics And Nonalcoholics, Keiko Ito

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The Japanese success rate for alcoholism treatment is approximately 30%, indicating high relapse rates. Although “difficulty in life” is thought to contribute to alcoholics’ relapse, the characteristics of the phenomenon are unknown. This study examined the factors contributing to alcoholics’ difficulty in life. Alcoholic self-help group members, who indicated the extent of their difficulty in life and described the factors that contributed to this difficulty, completed a self-administered questionnaire. Participants’ hypersensitivity/grandiosity traits were also examined. A control group of nonalcoholic men also completed the questionnaire. Simple tabulation, descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U tests, and multivariate analyses were used to compare ...


Evaluation Of A Cultural Competancy Program, Cheryl Delgado, Linda Eileen Wolf 2017 Cleveland State University

Evaluation Of A Cultural Competancy Program, Cheryl Delgado, Linda Eileen Wolf

Linda Wolf

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Cultural Competancy In Nursing Education, Linda Eileen Wolf, Cheryl Delgado 2017 Cleveland State University

Cultural Competancy In Nursing Education, Linda Eileen Wolf, Cheryl Delgado

Linda Wolf

No abstract provided.


The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale : A Reliability And Validity Study In Women Undergoing Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer, Oyebola Fasugba, Anne Gardner, Wendy Smyth 2017 Selected Works

The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale : A Reliability And Validity Study In Women Undergoing Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer, Oyebola Fasugba, Anne Gardner, Wendy Smyth

Oyebola Fasugba

No abstract provided.


Five-Year Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Of Urinary Escherichia Coli At An Australian Tertiary Hospital: Time Series Analyses Of Prevalence Data, Oyebola Fasugba, Brett G. Mitchell, George Mnatzaganian, Anindita Das, Peter Collignon, Anne Gardner 2017 Australian Catholic University

Five-Year Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Of Urinary Escherichia Coli At An Australian Tertiary Hospital: Time Series Analyses Of Prevalence Data, Oyebola Fasugba, Brett G. Mitchell, George Mnatzaganian, Anindita Das, Peter Collignon, Anne Gardner

Oyebola Fasugba

This study describes the antimicrobial resistance temporal trends and seasonal variation of Escherichia coli (E. coli) urinary tract infections (UTIs) over five years, from 2009 to 2013, and compares prevalence of resistance in hospital- and community-acquired E. coli UTI. A cross sectional study of E. coli UTIs from patients attending a tertiary referral hospital in Canberra, Australia was undertaken. Time series analysis was performed to illustrate resistance trends. Only the first positive E. coli UTI per patient per year was included in the analysis. A total of 15,022 positive cultures from 8724 patients were identified. Results are based on ...


Effectiveness And Acceptability Of A Moisturizing Cream And A Barrier Cream During Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer In The Tropics, Nadine Laffin, Wendy Smyth, Elizabeth Heyer, Oyebola Fasugba, Gail Abernethy, Anne Gardner 2017 Selected Works

Effectiveness And Acceptability Of A Moisturizing Cream And A Barrier Cream During Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer In The Tropics, Nadine Laffin, Wendy Smyth, Elizabeth Heyer, Oyebola Fasugba, Gail Abernethy, Anne Gardner

Oyebola Fasugba

Background: Inconsistent evidence about product effectiveness to prevent moist desquamation during radiation treatment and minimal research about the acceptability to patients of recommended products prompted this study. Objective: This randomized controlled trial compared the effectiveness of 2 creams at minimizing the incidence of moist desquamation in a tropical setting and explored which product was most acceptable to patients receiving radiation treatment. Methods: Participants (n = 255) were stratified according to breast or chest wall radiation treatment and randomly allocated to use a moisturizing or barrier cream. Nurses assessed radiation skin reactions weekly with a standardized grading system, and patients were telephoned ...


A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study Of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Six Australian Hospitals, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell, Wendy Beckingham, Oyebola Fasugba 2017 Australian Catholic University

A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study Of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Six Australian Hospitals, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell, Wendy Beckingham, Oyebola Fasugba

Oyebola Fasugba

Objectives: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of this study was to determine healthcare-associated UTI (HAUTI) and catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) point prevalence in six Australian hospitals to inform a national point prevalence process and compare two internationally accepted HAUTI definitions. We also described the level and comprehensiveness of clinical record documentation, microbiology laboratory and coding data at identifying HAUTIs and CAUTIs. Setting: Data were collected from three public and three private Australian hospitals over the first 6 months of 2013. Participants A total of 1109 patients were surveyed. Records of patients of all ...


Community Engagement With Older Adults To Evaluate Interprofessional Education In Allied Healthcare Students, Scott Heinerichs, Mary Beth Gilboy, Stacie Metz, Melissa A. Reed, Barbara E. Harrison 2017 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Community Engagement With Older Adults To Evaluate Interprofessional Education In Allied Healthcare Students, Scott Heinerichs, Mary Beth Gilboy, Stacie Metz, Melissa A. Reed, Barbara E. Harrison

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: To examine students’ perceptions of interprofessional education (IPE) as a result of their participation in a community engagement experience with older adults. Methods: Thirty-six students enrolled in the undergraduate majors of athletic training, exercise science, and nutrition participated in an 8-week fall prevention program in two community dwelling senior centers. A one-group pretest-posttest evaluation design was used to assess the IPE experience of the students. Students completed the University of the West England Interprofessional Questionnaire pre and post intervention. Results: Both pretest and posttest student self-assessments of communication and teamwork skills ranged from slightly positive to neutral (means from ...


The Development Of The Interprofessional Leadership Institute For Mental Health Equity, Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP 2017 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

The Development Of The Interprofessional Leadership Institute For Mental Health Equity, Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombe, Phd, Rn, Pmhnp

Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

Abstract

The Interprofessional Leadership Institute for Mental Health Equity is being developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to reduce mental health disparities by (1) engaging students in interprofessional service learning and research activities, (2) promoting integration of community-based strategies and social determinants of mental health conditions among underserved and vulnerable groups as required curricular components, (3) enhancing workforce diversity (in partnership with Racial/Ethnic Minority-Serving Colleges/Universities) by supporting students to obtain professional careers in mental health care, mental health policy, and mental health leadership, and (4) supporting current mental health providers, educators, and researchers who ...


Care Coordination In Bone Health Screening Between Individual Behaviors And Health Care Services Among Korean-American Women Across Three Age Groups, Young-Shin Lee 2017 San Diego State University

Care Coordination In Bone Health Screening Between Individual Behaviors And Health Care Services Among Korean-American Women Across Three Age Groups, Young-Shin Lee

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Integrated continuous care is important to prevent and treat brittle bone status in the aging process; however, minority groups often have limited access to health services. The purpose of this study was to identify the care coordination among women’s perceptions about their bone health, information from health care providers, and the results of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) tests across three age groups. The study was a cross-sectional comparative design. A total of 63 Korean American women completed both the assessment of BMD of the femoral neck and an interview survey. One’s own risks of osteoporosis, screening behaviors, and ...


Developing Morally Sensitive Policy In The Nicu: Donation After Circulatory Determination Of Death, Michael van Manen, Nicole Kain 2017 University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Developing Morally Sensitive Policy In The Nicu: Donation After Circulatory Determination Of Death, Michael Van Manen, Nicole Kain

The Qualitative Report

Policy development is an important activity for the practice of healthcare. Policies, after all, may cultivate common practices and ensure that best available evidence is employed in clinical decision making. Qualitative research and individuals with expertise in qualitative research methods have much to offer policy makers. We were confronted with the situation of developing policy for donation after circulatory death (DCD) for our newborn intensive care program. Due the moral-ethical complexities surrounding DCD, and the limited experience with DCD in this context, we approached policy development from an iterative design perspective employing qualitative methods. We describe our experience in employing ...


Generation Y Health Professional Students’ Preferred Teaching And Learning Approaches: A Systematic Review, Caroline Mary Hills, Tracy Levett-Jones, Samuel Lapkin 2017 National University of Ireland, Galway

Generation Y Health Professional Students’ Preferred Teaching And Learning Approaches: A Systematic Review, Caroline Mary Hills, Tracy Levett-Jones, Samuel Lapkin

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Generation Y or Millennials are descriptors for those born between 1982 and 2000. This cohort has grown up in the digital age and is purported to have different learning preferences from previous generations. Students are important stakeholders in identifying their preferred teaching and learning approaches in health professional programs. This study aimed to identify, appraise, and synthesize the best available evidence regarding the teaching and learning preferences of Generation Y health professional students. The review considered any objectively measured or self-reported outcomes of teaching and learning reported from Generation Y health professional student perspectives. In accordance with a previously published ...


Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Tools In Primary Care, Lee John Bizon Jr 2017 University of Vermont

Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Tools In Primary Care, Lee John Bizon Jr

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

Traumatic brain injuries are a significant health concern, being responsible for over 52,000 deaths each year. Unfortunately, many traumatic brain injuries often go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Primary care providers are the principal and first source of medical contact for individuals, meaning that they are vital in the diagnosis of previous traumatic brain injuries in order to prevent future sequelae. There are currently several well-validated screening tools currently available for use by primary care providers. This study uses a self-reported survey to determine which of these tools are used by primary care nurse practitioners from a northern New England state ...


Uncovering The Lived Experience Of Community-Dwelling Jewish Women Over 80 Who Self-Identify As Aging Successfully: A Phenomenological Study, Rebecca Fredman 2017 University of Vermont

Uncovering The Lived Experience Of Community-Dwelling Jewish Women Over 80 Who Self-Identify As Aging Successfully: A Phenomenological Study, Rebecca Fredman

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

Background: Although there is significant scholarly interest in defining the concept of successful aging, there are very few small-scale, in-depth qualitative studies examining the lived experience of women over 80 who self-identify as aging successfully.

Aim: The aim of this study is to explore the lived experience of a small group of community-dwelling Jewish women over 80 in a single county in Northwestern Vermont who self-identify as aging successfully.

Approach: This study has a phenomenological approach.

Method: Phenomenological interviews were conducted with five women over 80 years of age. Interview content was analyzed, and shared themes were synthesized.

Findings: Findings ...


Transdermal Testosterone For Menopause-Related Hyposexual Desire Disorder: Current Guidelines And Provider Perceptions, Knowledge, And Practice, Kelly Christine White 2017 University of Vermont

Transdermal Testosterone For Menopause-Related Hyposexual Desire Disorder: Current Guidelines And Provider Perceptions, Knowledge, And Practice, Kelly Christine White

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

Hypoactive sexual desire or low libido in women are collectively referred to as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD is estimated to occur in 10% to 15% of adult women. HSDD is likely the most common female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in menopausal women. The hallmark of the diagnosis is personal distress and interpersonal difficulties resulting from low sex drive. Most women will not seek help for this problem. Studies have suggested that primary care providers and gynecologic healthcare providers report not feeling qualified to treat patients with sexual dysfunction, especially HSDD. Testosterone, specifically transdermal testosterone, has been suggested to play ...


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