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Establishing A Center Of Excellence On Health Disparities In Rural Populations, Kathryn Anderson, B. Smalley, J. Warren 2016 Georgia Southern University

Establishing A Center Of Excellence On Health Disparities In Rural Populations, Kathryn Anderson, B. Smalley, J. Warren

Kathryn H. Anderson

No abstract provided.


Pathophysiology, Lee Ellen Kirkhorn, Jacquelyn Banasik 2016 IPFW

Pathophysiology, Lee Ellen Kirkhorn, Jacquelyn Banasik

Lee Ellen C Kirkhorn

No abstract provided.


Sbar, Communication, And Patient Safety: An Integrated Literature Review, Kathryn R. Stewart 2016 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sbar, Communication, And Patient Safety: An Integrated Literature Review, Kathryn R. Stewart

Honors Theses

Communication errors are a common cause of adverse patient safety events in the healthcare field. The Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) communication tool was introduced in 2002 to guide the communication of critical patient-care information. The purpose of this integrated literature review was to determine how the use of the SBAR tool during handoff of critical information affects communication between healthcare providers and patient safety. An integrated literature review approach was chosen due to the varying methodologies and multiple variables that have been used in the study of SBAR. The combined search terms of “SBAR”, “Communication”, and “Patient Safety” were entered into PubMed ...


Exploring The Relationship Between And Among Registered Nurses' Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Care Perspectives, And Their Provision Of Spiritual Care In Acute Care Settings, Barbara J. Kitchener 2016 Seton Hall University

Exploring The Relationship Between And Among Registered Nurses' Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Care Perspectives, And Their Provision Of Spiritual Care In Acute Care Settings, Barbara J. Kitchener

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Abstract

Despite acknowledgment that spiritual care is an essential aspect of holistic nursing care, nurses often feel ill-prepared for, uncomfortable with, and uncertain about providing spiritual care. Studies have indicated that nurses who have a strong sense of their own spiritual well-being and/or a positive perspective [attitude, value, belief] about spiritual care are more inclined to provide spiritual care to their patients. However there is a scarcity of such studies among acute care nurses. This descriptive correlational study aimed to explore relationships between and among acute care nurses’ spiritual well-being (SWB), spiritual care perspectives (SCP), and their provision of ...


The Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy And Readiness For Change To Health Promotion Behaviors In Urban Black Women, Millie Hepburn 2016 millie.hepburn@student.shu.edu

The Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy And Readiness For Change To Health Promotion Behaviors In Urban Black Women, Millie Hepburn

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Problem: Black women have been shown to experience higher rates of morbidity and mortality as a result of stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and overweight or obesity than women of other races/ethnicities. The ability to avert certain health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and overweight or obesity is known to be directly related to active engagement in health promotion behaviors, yet Black women are consistently less likely to engage in these behaviors than are white women. Improved understanding of the various factors that impact individual health promotion behaviors to reduce risk, such as health literacy, self-efficacy ...


Psychometric Testing Of The Presence Of Nursing Scale: Measurability Of Patient Perceptions Of Nursing Presence Capability Of Nurses In An Academic Medical Center, Rebecca L. Turpin 2016 East Tennessee State University

Psychometric Testing Of The Presence Of Nursing Scale: Measurability Of Patient Perceptions Of Nursing Presence Capability Of Nurses In An Academic Medical Center, Rebecca L. Turpin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Introduction: Nursing presence occurs when nurses expend themselves on the behalf of a unique patient. This phenomenon requires further research to develop instruments. The Presence of Nursing Scale (PONS) measures the patient’s perspective (Kostovich, 2012). Psychometric testing of PONS-Revised using exploratory factor analysis is warranted to further develop a reliable and valid measure of nursing presence. Contextual workplace variables need exploration in inpatient settings for correlation with nursing presence.

Method(s): A convenience sample of 122 adult inpatients from ten acute-care nursing units in a Southeastern Magnet hospital were surveyed to conduct the first psychometric testing of this revised ...


Health Literacy As A Moderator In The Relationship Between Diabetes Knowledege And Diabetes Outcomes, Jameshyia Ballard Thompson 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Health Literacy As A Moderator In The Relationship Between Diabetes Knowledege And Diabetes Outcomes, Jameshyia Ballard Thompson

Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to determine if health literacy was a moderator in the relationship between diabetes knowledge and diabetes outcomes, and explore the relationship between diabetes knowledge and health literacy. The target population included adults living in Mississippi with a diagnosis of diabetes at any point in life. A pilot study was performed to determine if the Functional Communicative Critical Health Literacy scales (FCCHL) and the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes scale (SKILLD) were appropriate for use in a population of adults in Mississippi with a diagnosis of diabetes. Participants for the pilot study were ...


A Systematic Review Of Recruitment For Older Chinese Immigrants Into Clinical Trials, Wen-Wen Li, Yuaner Wu, Angela Chia-Chen Chen 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Systematic Review Of Recruitment For Older Chinese Immigrants Into Clinical Trials, Wen-Wen Li, Yuaner Wu, Angela Chia-Chen Chen

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Purpose: To identify barriers and discuss strategies for recruitment of older Chinese immigrants into clinical research studies.

Methods: A systematic review was conducted using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). PubMed, WEB of Science, CINAHL Plus, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from 2001 to 2014. Empirical studies with Chinese immigrants aged 60 or older were identified and analyzed. Numerical analysis, such as calculation of response rates as indexes for recruitment outcomes, was conducted. Content analyses for recruitment barriers were abstracted.

Results: Thirteen studies of 4753 subjects were analyzed. Response rates ranged from ...


Research Professionals’ Experience And Perspectives On Women’S Participation In Clinical Research, Anita Kurt PhD, RN, Lauren Semler MS, Matthew Meyers BS, Bernadette Gl-Porter BS, Samantha Myles BS, Stephen Dusza DrPH, Jeanne L. Jacoby MD, John C. Smulian MD, MPH 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Research Professionals’ Experience And Perspectives On Women’S Participation In Clinical Research, Anita Kurt Phd, Rn, Lauren Semler Ms, Matthew Meyers Bs, Bernadette Gl-Porter Bs, Samantha Myles Bs, Stephen Dusza Drph, Jeanne L. Jacoby Md, John C. Smulian Md, Mph

John C Smulian MD, MPH

No abstract provided.


A Tribute To Our Nurses, Anusha Govind, MD 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

A Tribute To Our Nurses, Anusha Govind, Md

The Medicine Forum

I turned faint and weary as the page came through "Your patients heart rate is one hundred eighty" My legs shook as I ran up the stairs Thoughts racing a mile a minute, hoping someone more knowledgeable might be there first As I turned a corner, color draining from my face Then I spot my savior, the nurse, holding a syringe filled with the medication I knew now my patient and I were in good hands.


Psychosocial Determinants Of Physical Activity In Children Attending Afterschool Programs : A Path Analysis., Jiying Ling, Lorraine B. Robbins, Valerie L. McCarthy, Barbara J. Speck 2016 Michigan State University

Psychosocial Determinants Of Physical Activity In Children Attending Afterschool Programs : A Path Analysis., Jiying Ling, Lorraine B. Robbins, Valerie L. Mccarthy, Barbara J. Speck

Valerie L. McCarthy

Background: Physical activity (PA) is important for controlling childhood obesity, but a comprehensive PA model for school-aged children is lacking.

Objectives: Guided by the youth PA promotion (YPAP) model, this study estimated the direct and indirect effects of self-efficacy, enjoyment, parental influence, and environment on self-reported PA and pedometer steps. A secondary purpose was to explore the association between self-reported PA and pedometer steps.

Methods: An observational and prospective study was conducted among 133 children, aged 8–11 years old, from 10 elementary schools with afterschool programs in a Midwestern U.S. school district from August through October 2013. PA ...


A New Look At Successful Aging : Exploring A Mid-Range Nursing Theory Among Older Adults In A Low-Income Retirement Community., Valerie Lander McCarthy 2016 University of Louisville

A New Look At Successful Aging : Exploring A Mid-Range Nursing Theory Among Older Adults In A Low-Income Retirement Community., Valerie Lander Mccarthy

Valerie L. McCarthy

The current view of successful aging excludes elders with disease or disability, limits the potential for success among disadvantaged populations, and fails to consider older adults’ own criteria for success, especially in the existential or spiritual domain. This cross-sectional study was a preliminary investigation of a mid-range nursing theory (Flood, 2005) of successful aging. A random, stratified sample (N= 112) was used. Questionnaires were administered to small groups of non-demented older adults. Relationships among study variables were examined using hierarchical multiple regression. Adaptation and transcendence explained 45.4% of the variance in successful aging, independent of age, income, function, and ...


The Role Of Transcendence In A Holistic View Of Successful Aging : A Concept Analysis And Model Of Transcendence In Maturation And Aging., Valerie Lander McCarthy, Amanda Bockweg 2016 University of Louisville

The Role Of Transcendence In A Holistic View Of Successful Aging : A Concept Analysis And Model Of Transcendence In Maturation And Aging., Valerie Lander Mccarthy, Amanda Bockweg

Valerie L. McCarthy

BACKGROUND: Although successful aging is most often defined by the absence of disease and disability, older adults consistently report aging successfully even in the presence of chronic illness and functional limitations. A more holistic way of looking at old age suggests transcendence may be an important missing criterion for successful aging.

AIM: Transcendence, a late life developmental process, appears to have a profound effect within the spiritual domain, but is an abstract, complex and unfamiliar concept. A clear understanding of the meaning of transcendence is necessary to explore the concept’s usefulness as a potential basis for future interventions to ...


A Multidisciplinary Concept Analysis Of Empowerment : Implications For Nursing., Valerie Lander McCarthy, Linda Holbrook Freeman 2016 University of Louisville

A Multidisciplinary Concept Analysis Of Empowerment : Implications For Nursing., Valerie Lander Mccarthy, Linda Holbrook Freeman

Valerie L. McCarthy

According to the Institute of Medicine, nursing has failed to effectively shape the health care system and to advocate successfully for patients. Empowerment may be a potent tool to fulfill these responsibilities, yet nurses have not benefited from considering application of the concept to the continuum of health care advocacy in their communities, in their relationships with clients, and in their professional roles within health care organizations. This paper uses concept analysis to examine the attributes, characteristics, and uses of empowerment within diverse disciplines to clarify its meaning and explore its potential application to nursing's challenges that cross settings ...


Promoting Self-Transcendence And Well-Being In Community-Dwelling Older Adults : A Pilot Study Of A Psychoeducational Intervention., Valerie Lander McCarthy, Jiying Ling, Sharon Bowland, Lynne A. Hall, Jennifer Connelly 2016 University of Louisville

Promoting Self-Transcendence And Well-Being In Community-Dwelling Older Adults : A Pilot Study Of A Psychoeducational Intervention., Valerie Lander Mccarthy, Jiying Ling, Sharon Bowland, Lynne A. Hall, Jennifer Connelly

Valerie McCarthy

Self-transcendence changes how older adults perceive themselves, their relationships with others, the material world, and the metaphysical or spiritual dimension. It is associated with multiple indicators of well-being. The purpose of this pilot study (N = 20) was to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention to increase self-transcendence and well-being of older adults. Data were analyzed using generalized estimating equations. All variables trended in the directions hypothesized. Self-transcendence increased in the intervention group and decreased in the control group but not significantly. The group × time interaction for life satisfaction was significant (z = 2.89, p = .004). This feasibility ...


Accelerating Design And Transforming Baccalaureate Nursing Education To Foster A Culture Of Health, Mary Bouchaud, Beth Ann Swan, Angela Gerolamo, Kathleen Black, Karen Alexander, Jennifer Bellot, Kathryn Shaffer, Catherine Levonian, Denise Brown, Susan Egger, Rachel Scherzer, Dori Taylor Sullivan 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Accelerating Design And Transforming Baccalaureate Nursing Education To Foster A Culture Of Health, Mary Bouchaud, Beth Ann Swan, Angela Gerolamo, Kathleen Black, Karen Alexander, Jennifer Bellot, Kathryn Shaffer, Catherine Levonian, Denise Brown, Susan Egger, Rachel Scherzer, Dori Taylor Sullivan

School of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations

Healthcare reform and changing population health demographics call for a radical transformation in healthcare delivery and the education of healthcare providers. Nurses comprise the largest proportion of healthcare providers making it necessary to ensure that they are prepared to address the challenges that arise from the evolving healthcare delivery system. A key message of the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, is that nurses must lead healthcare change. To accomplish this, nurses must recognize their role in educating the new nursing workforce about creating a culture of health. Specifically, nurse educators must act as ...


Weight, Temperature, And Transcutaneous Bilirubin Of The Term Neonate At Discharge: A Comparative Study Between A Traditional Nursery And Rooming-In Model Of Care, Jennifer L. Pass 2016 Kennesaw State University

Weight, Temperature, And Transcutaneous Bilirubin Of The Term Neonate At Discharge: A Comparative Study Between A Traditional Nursery And Rooming-In Model Of Care, Jennifer L. Pass

MSN in Leadership in Nursing Final Projects

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine day of discharge term neonate outcomes of percent weight change, body temperature, and transcutaneous bilirubin from a traditional nursery and a rooming-in model of care.

Design: A retrospective, descriptive, comparative design was used, comparing two groups for differences between outcomes.

Methods: A total of 102 electronic neonate records from one hospital in north Georgia were examined and divided based on when the model of neonate care changed from the traditional nursery care setting to full rooming-in, which was early November 2010: Group 1 (traditional care) consisted of 51 term neonates discharged ...


Comparison Of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers Versus Personal Protective Equipment On The Incidence Of Hospital-Associated Infections, Danice B. Greer, Colleen Marzilli 2016 The University of Texas at Tyler

Comparison Of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers Versus Personal Protective Equipment On The Incidence Of Hospital-Associated Infections, Danice B. Greer, Colleen Marzilli

Danice Greer

This poster was presented at the 1st Annual Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice Conference, 2014.


Open Educational Resources (Oer), Danice B. Greer, Melinda Hermanns 2016 The University of Texas at Tyler

Open Educational Resources (Oer), Danice B. Greer, Melinda Hermanns

Danice Greer

This presentation discusses the value and uses of Open Educational Resources (OER).


Physical Activity Among Older American Indians And Alaska Natives, David Hodgins, Linda Larkey, Barbara E. Ainsworth, Colleen Keller 2016 College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University

Physical Activity Among Older American Indians And Alaska Natives, David Hodgins, Linda Larkey, Barbara E. Ainsworth, Colleen Keller

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Introduction: Life style behaviors contribute to poor health among older Americans Indians/Alaska Native (AI/AN) in the United States, with low levels of physical activity (PA) particularly tied to the chronic disease profile of this population. Searched reviews of physical activity among AI/ANs are limited in assessing prevalence and correlates to PA among older adults > 40 years.

Methods: A literature search of reported physical activity studies among older AI/AN was assessed for prevalence and predictive factors associated with levels of physical activity.

Results: Fourteen studies were included in this review that either specifically quantified the amount of ...


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