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Conflicts, Concerns And Family Circumstances In Custodial Grandmothers Over 8 Years, Cristina Noriega, Carol Musil, Jaclene Zauszniewski, Camille Warner 2018 Department of Psychology and Pedagogy, School of Medicine, CEU San Pablo University

Conflicts, Concerns And Family Circumstances In Custodial Grandmothers Over 8 Years, Cristina Noriega, Carol Musil, Jaclene Zauszniewski, Camille Warner

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

Although many grandmothers raising grandchildren experience transitions in their roles as family strains and circumstances change, little longitudinal data has been examined. This qualitative study assessed the relationships between custodial grandmothers’ appraisals of their family conflicts and concerns and family circumstances across eight years. Participants were thirty-five Ohio grandmothers who were raising their grandchildren in 2006-2007 and provided additional self-report survey data in 2008-2009 and 2014-2015. Data were gathered from open-ended questions that were analyzed through conventional content analysis. The reported concerns were financial and emotional difficulties, grandchildren outcomes, mental and physical health of the grandchild and other family members ...


Pediatric Primary Care Concussion Evaluation And Management, Kaitlyn Layman 2018 Liberty University

Pediatric Primary Care Concussion Evaluation And Management, Kaitlyn Layman

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

Concussions are an important and timely subject, especially within the pediatric population, as they are the most involved in extracurricular contact sports and are susceptible to concussions and their sequelae. The researcher performed a quasi-experimental pilot study in a pediatric primary care office where the researcher educated 15 providers on the HEADS UP concussion screening tool and management approach. The researcher gave providers pre- and post-intervention surveys to determine if providers’ comfort and knowledge regarding assessing and managing concussions within the pediatric primary care setting changed. Four providers participated in the study. The researcher conducted a chart review two months ...


The Effects Of Depression On Medication Compliance And Patient Outcome In Heart Failure, Jordan Rogers 2018 DePaul University

The Effects Of Depression On Medication Compliance And Patient Outcome In Heart Failure, Jordan Rogers

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Heart failure affects 6.5 million people in the United States and depression occurs in approximately 20-50% of heart failure patients. Depression can lead to complications and increased mortality, so it is necessary to examine the effect of depression on heart failure patients.

Objective: To investigate how depression in heart failure patients affects medication adherence and patient outcomes.

Methods: An integrative literature review was completed by searching databases: CINAHL, PubMed, and PsycInfo. Search terms included: heart failure, depression, medication adherence or compliance, anxiety, and outcomes. Studies included had to be published between 2012 and 2018 and available in ...


Nurses Role In Health Home Mixed Methods Study, Jacqueline S. Prokop 2018 University of Texas at Tyler

Nurses Role In Health Home Mixed Methods Study, Jacqueline S. Prokop

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

Managing individuals with chronic health conditions in the primary care setting continues to be a significant challenge in the U.S. health care system. This issue is further compounded for low-income individuals with both mental health and physical health chronic conditions. With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new chronic disease health home opportunities have emerged to address the existing structural and process gaps found in primary healthcare. The nurse’s role is integral to health homes as they empower nurses to play a greater role in improving patient experiences, population health, and lowering healthcare costs. Three research ...


Quiet At Night: A Quality Improvement Project, Maria Novales-Fiel 2018 The University of San Francisco

Quiet At Night: A Quality Improvement Project, Maria Novales-Fiel

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Providing a quiet environment is essential in patient’s healing and recovery. Last year, the October 15 through May 17 survey period resulted at a 2 Star Rating for the hospital, which is below the top 25th percentile. This result along with the patient population, telemetry designation, and unit size prompted the selection of the inpatient telemetry unit in Northern California for the change strategy plan.

Context: The microsystem is a 24-bed adult inpatient telemetry unit in Northern California. Assessment of the unit shows that inconsistencies exist when it comes to bundling care at night. Doors are kept ...


Project 2018.Docx, xin zeng 2018 University of Kentucky

Project 2018.Docx, Xin Zeng

xin zeng

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Psychotropic Pharmacogenomic Testing: Effects On Provider Prescribing Patterns And Phq-9 Depression Screening Scores In A Rural Michigan Family Practice, Nicole Madalinski 2018 Northern Michigan University

Psychotropic Pharmacogenomic Testing: Effects On Provider Prescribing Patterns And Phq-9 Depression Screening Scores In A Rural Michigan Family Practice, Nicole Madalinski

DNP Scholarly Projects

The rate of depression across the United States is on the rise with over 16.2 million people experiencing a depressive episode per year (Siu & and the US Preventive Services Task Force [USPSTF], 2016). Medications to treat depression typically take weeks or months to see clinical improvement (Uphold & Graham, 2013). If the medication is not effective, a dose or medication change may occur, lengthening the time spent in a depressive state. This scholarly project retrospectively analyzed charts at a rural primary care practice that implemented GeneSight® psychotropic pharmacogenomic testing for treatment resistant depression. This project sought to understand if PHQ-9 ...


Implication Of Concussion Preventative Behavior Through Youth Education On Playground Safety, Bryan Harris 2018 Northern Michigan University

Implication Of Concussion Preventative Behavior Through Youth Education On Playground Safety, Bryan Harris

DNP Scholarly Projects

The concern with concussions has taken our society by storm as it relates to the health consequences either: acute, chronic, and/or later in life as a result of experiencing a single or multiple concussions. Research is thriving on concussion diagnosis, management, and treatment and will continue to do so in the years to come. Preventative measures in a variety of forms is the cornerstone for dealing with concussions at this time; with evidence showing formal educational programs are effective. ThinkFirst: National Injury Prevention Foundation, provides educational programs for first through eighth grade students on prevention of brain, spinal cord ...


Implementation Of A Screening Protocol To Improve Provider Assessment Of Depression In Patients With Psoriasis, Marlee Bryant 2018 Liberty University

Implementation Of A Screening Protocol To Improve Provider Assessment Of Depression In Patients With Psoriasis, Marlee Bryant

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

Patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for depression. Despite this risk, many dermatology care providers do not screen for depression in practice, including providers at the target practice for this project. This evidence-based practice pilot project was purposed to increase dermatology providers’ assessment of depression in patients with psoriasis. This project involved implementing a depression screening protocol at one private dermatology practice and educating providers on the use of the protocol including the embedded depression screening tool, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. The project leader used a quasi-experimental design and collected data utilizing retrospective chart reviews completed pre- and ...


N5330 18 Moore A Poster.Pdf, Amanda Moore 2018 Otterbein University

N5330 18 Moore A Poster.Pdf, Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

No abstract provided.


Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ana Vigil 2018 Otterbein University

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ana Vigil

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Telehealth Alternative For Veterans, Jessica Dickman 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Telehealth Alternative For Veterans, Jessica Dickman

Dissertations

Problem: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are known as the signature wound of veterans serving in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). After the initial TBI diagnosis, outpatient TBI follow-up rates are reported to be approximately 9% less in the Veteran Healthcare Administration (VA) system when compared to the private sector. The purpose of this quality initiative was to decrease the rate of missed appointments among OEF/OIF veterans using a telehealth alternative.

Methods: The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method was used to implement a consistent process for the telehealth visit option. A retrospective medical record review over the ...


Aligning With Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards: Depression Screening In Primary Care, Elizabeth Segura 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Aligning With Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards: Depression Screening In Primary Care, Elizabeth Segura

Dissertations

Abstract

Problem: The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of care that improves the quality and experience of care and decreases cost. Use of a validated depression screening tool for adult patients is a PCMH certification requirement. The purpose of this quality initiative was to obtain baseline data when a depression screening tool was utilized among adult patients in an internal medicine clinic within a Midwestern public health department.

Methods: This was a quality improvement project utilizing a descriptive and observational design. A retrospective medical record review was used to assess the rate of depression screening utilizing the ...


Using A Kindle To Improve Parental Perceptions Of Pain In Their Children: A Dnp Scholarly Project, Andrew Gearhart 2018 Northern Michigan University

Using A Kindle To Improve Parental Perceptions Of Pain In Their Children: A Dnp Scholarly Project, Andrew Gearhart

DNP Scholarly Projects

Patient satisfaction is an important goal for health care providers, as it is associated with treatment success, and patients are more likely to adhere to medical treatments when they are satisfied. Emergency departments are among the lowest ranked healthcare settings nationwide in terms of patient satisfaction. Pediatric patients often experience pain and/or anxiety while in the hospital setting and are at an increased risk of having unpleasant experiences while receiving care. The purpose of this DNP scholarly project is to determine whether the introduction of a Kindle Fire tablet was effective in decreasing parental perceptions of pain while their ...


Congential Heart Disease (Chd) Adult Survivors And Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Olivia Sutter 2018 Otterbein University

Congential Heart Disease (Chd) Adult Survivors And Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Olivia Sutter

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Congenital heart disease (CHD) includes a wide array of disorders and varying degrees of severity and is the most common birth defect, comprising of 1% of all birth defects (CDC, 2018). Heart defects can be acyanotic (non-critical) or cyanotic (critical) (Deen & Krieger, 2016). Birth defects are determined to be cyanotic or acyanotic based on pulse oximetry and anatomy through echocardiogram technology (Mayo clinic, 2018). Due to the advances of interventions in this field, children with heart defects are living to adulthood and therefore are acquiring diseases of aging, such as atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes, in addition to the co-morbid ...


Adaptation Of An Existing Measure To Assess Professionals’ Attitudes Regarding The Importance Of Involving Fathers In Interventions With Families, Christine Gervais, Sophie Meunier, Francine deMontigny, Diane Dubeau 2018 Université du Québec en Outaouais

Adaptation Of An Existing Measure To Assess Professionals’ Attitudes Regarding The Importance Of Involving Fathers In Interventions With Families, Christine Gervais, Sophie Meunier, Francine Demontigny, Diane Dubeau

Science of Nursing and Health Practices - Science infirmière et pratiques en santé

Introduction. Despite greater father participation in child care/rearing nowadays and the challenge of involving fathers in nursing interventions, no instrument exists to measure professional attitudes toward father involvement in family interventions. Objectives. The aim of this study was to adapt an existing measure that assesses nurse attitudes regarding the importance of including families in nursing care into a measure that assesses professionals’ attitudes towards the importance of involving fathers in interventions with families. Method. The Professionals’ Attitudes towards Father Involvement (PAFI) scale was adapted from the Families’ Importance in Nursing Care – Nurse Attitudes (FINC-NA) scale. A total of 297 ...


Family Nurse Practitioner Student Competencies In Integrated Psychiatric Healthcare, Mark Manning 2018 University of San Diego

Family Nurse Practitioner Student Competencies In Integrated Psychiatric Healthcare, Mark Manning

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Title: Practicum to Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner Student Competencies in Integrated Psychiatric Mental Healthcare.

Background: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a widespread and costly diagnosis that affects nearly 16 million people annually and costs the United States nearly $83 Billion. Primary care providers such as Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) play a crucial role in screening for health problems, preventing, and managing illness. Opportunities exist to integrate psychiatric mental healthcare into FNP curriculum and clinical practicums to better prepare providers to identify and screen for depression.

Purpose: The purpose of this evidenced-based practice project is to evaluate FNP student competencies in ...


The Effect Of Algorithm Implementation In The Family Practice Setting On The Pain And Recovery Of Acute Low Back Pain Patients, Joan Caito 2018 Valparaiso University

The Effect Of Algorithm Implementation In The Family Practice Setting On The Pain And Recovery Of Acute Low Back Pain Patients, Joan Caito

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Nearly $86 billion is spent annually in healthcare costs for Americans with low back pain (Lee, McAuley, Hübscher, Allen, Kamper, Moseley, 2016). Additionally, the burden on the economy due to loss in productivity incurs approximately $114 billion dollars of lost revenue annually (Lee et. al., 2016). Patients with an acute low back injury inadequately treated may become a chronic issue. Only 50% of patients who experience back pain symptoms for 12 months will return to work (Petit, Fouquet, & Roquelaure, 2015). The purpose of this project will be to implement an evidence-based algorithm to standardize acute low back pain care for ...


Primary Care Provider Attitudes Towards Adoption Of Evidence Based Practice: Indicators Of Acceptance Towards Bibliotherapy, Shannon Scott 2018 Northern Michigan University

Primary Care Provider Attitudes Towards Adoption Of Evidence Based Practice: Indicators Of Acceptance Towards Bibliotherapy, Shannon Scott

DNP Scholarly Projects

The rising prevalence of depression is straining the skeletal mental health systems in rural communities, resulting in a majority of patients receiving management for their depression solely by their primary care providers. However, providers need to be empowered with evidence-based resources to provide adequate care beyond pharmacotherapy exclusively. Bibliotherapy, or the prescription of books for the treatment of disease, is readily used by psychologists but less incorporated into the traditional medical model of patient care. This small pilot study provided primary care providers in a rural area complimentary copies of the self-help text Feeling Good (Burns, 2009) to incorporate into ...


An Exploration Of Barriers To Health Care Access Among Uninsured Patients: Using The Moderating Effect Of Patients’ Enablement, Enedelia Jessup 2018 Abilene Christian University

An Exploration Of Barriers To Health Care Access Among Uninsured Patients: Using The Moderating Effect Of Patients’ Enablement, Enedelia Jessup

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT On March 23, 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to increase value of care, improve clinical outcomes, decrease health care costs, and increase affordability in health care access. The purpose of the study attempts to examine the moderating effects of patient enablement impacting barriers, low socio economic status, and unmet basic needs, toward health care access in uninsured populations post ACA. Only certain aspects of patient enablement in self-management of an individual’s health care goals have been conducted with uninsured populations with barriers toward health care access. The research design was a quantitative ...


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