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Sector Rural Colombiano, Salud Y Plaguicidas, Sandra Patricia Carmona Urueña, Maria Nieves Avila Avila, Claudia del Rocío Contreras Rodríguez, Sindy Alejandro Cifuentes Guerrero, José Ever Ramírez Calderón 2022 Universidad de Cundinamarca

Sector Rural Colombiano, Salud Y Plaguicidas, Sandra Patricia Carmona Urueña, Maria Nieves Avila Avila, Claudia Del Rocío Contreras Rodríguez, Sindy Alejandro Cifuentes Guerrero, José Ever Ramírez Calderón

Ciencias de la Salud

La región del Sumapaz de Colombia es conocida como la despensa agrícola de Cundinamarca tiene una importante actividad económica en la producción de frutas y hortalizas, por lo que se debe conocer el estado sociocultural, demográfico, ambiental, laboral y de salud de los productores. Otro aspecto es la composición del suelo y el agua que se enfrenta a la degradación debido al abuso de plaguicidas, la deforestación, los monocultivos, la falta de cultura ambiental y presencia institucional, y los proyectos comunitarios ecoamigables. Los campesinos de la región se caracterizan por bajos niveles de educación, lo que afecta su capacidad para …


Substance Use Among Nurses As A Result Of Covid-19, And The Impact Of Rehabilitative Programs On Nurses, Gerome Macaspac 2022 Dominican University of California

Substance Use Among Nurses As A Result Of Covid-19, And The Impact Of Rehabilitative Programs On Nurses, Gerome Macaspac

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background: The incidence of substance use among nurses has been a persistent issue for decades. The effects associated with substance misuse depend on what is used, the amount, how often, and how they are taken. Regardless of the substance used, any nurse who enters the workplace using substances puts the lives of others at risk. Due to the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk that the number of nurses resorting to the use of substances may have increased. Therefore, an investigation into drug use among nurses during the pandemic is particularly important.

Objective: To explore the …


Implementing A Structured Walking Program For Prek Through 8th Grade Teachers, Caitlin M. Kile, Robin Harris, Robin Bowden 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Implementing A Structured Walking Program For Prek Through 8th Grade Teachers, Caitlin M. Kile, Robin Harris, Robin Bowden

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Physical inactivity has become a significant health concern not only in the United States but worldwide. Adults are becoming sedentary due to sitting at work and school, computer use, and motorized transportation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers experienced increased workloads, increased sedentary work time for virtual classes, and longer work hours. A PreK-8th grade school system in the southeastern United States had health promotion and prevention programs for students but no health and wellness programs for teachers. Wellness programs can promote physical health and less worker absenteeism. At the completion of a 12-week walking program, the teacher's weekly time …


Improving Hypertension Self Management In African American Men, Elizabeth C. Felix 2022 Abilene Christian University

Improving Hypertension Self Management In African American Men, Elizabeth C. Felix

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Hypertension is a cardiopulmonary condition linked to genetic, environmental, and social factors. Left untreated, it can lead to fatal conditions such as heart disease. In the United States, African Americans experience disproportionately high rates of hypertension, earlier onset of symptoms, greater severity, and higher related mortality rates. African Americans also statistically have more difficulty self-managing their hypertension than other demographics. The aim of this project was (a) to identify, define, and measure perceived barriers to self-management of hypertension among African American men and (b) to target these barriers and increase patient engagement through personalized intervention plans. The researcher recruited 24 …


Improving The Delivery Of Discharge Instructions On The Postpartum Unit By Increasing The Nurses' Knowledge, Judy Anne Settles 2022 The University of San Francisco

Improving The Delivery Of Discharge Instructions On The Postpartum Unit By Increasing The Nurses' Knowledge, Judy Anne Settles

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

The field of nursing prides itself on two critical functions: safety and patient education. One of the mechanisms for both education and safety is the discharge process. Improvements in the discharge process have been shown to increase patient comprehension and safety. This study is grounded in the (Barach & Johnson, 2006) healthcare organizational framework called the 5 Ps microsystems assessment to explore the impacts and improvements in the discharge instruction process on a postpartum unit in a large organization. It was found that HCAHPS scores regarding discharge instructions were 55-60%, which is below what is considered satisfactory. Utilizing the …


Development Of A Fall Prevention Bundle With Evidence-Based Tools For Hospitalized Adults, Kelly A. Tirone 2022 The University of San Francisco

Development Of A Fall Prevention Bundle With Evidence-Based Tools For Hospitalized Adults, Kelly A. Tirone

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem

One million hospitalized people fall annually in the United States, and up to a third are preventable.

Context

Data from an acute care hospital show one medical-surgical unit reported eight patient falls in 2021, two causing major harm that reached sentinel event criteria.

Interventions

A Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) leveraged the unique CNL skill set and characteristics of Human-Centered Leadership to engage in horizontal leadership, injury prevention, and team coordination through authentic human connection. The team leveraged documentation for improved fall risk communication. Unavoidable disruptions hindered other planned interventions.

Measures

Outcome measures observe for total fall count and the …


(Re) Evaluating Critical Care Nurse Support Program(S) In A Tertiary Care Hospital: Intersecting The Art And Science Of Nursing, C. Patricia Mazzotta 2022 Western University

(Re) Evaluating Critical Care Nurse Support Program(S) In A Tertiary Care Hospital: Intersecting The Art And Science Of Nursing, C. Patricia Mazzotta

The Dissertation-in-Practice at Western University

There is a growing critical care nurse staffing shortage with increases in nurse vacancy rates. Moral distress has been exacerbated by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic and, in particular, impacting critical care nurses. COVID-19 is a significant contributor to staffing shortages and continued nursing crisis. Thus, the impetus for the Problem of Practice (PoP): the lack of support to address the psychological, emotional, and spiritual distress suffered by critical care registered nurses in a tertiary care hospital in Central Ontario. To comprehend the realities of working in the intensive care units, leaders must first understand nurses’ lived experiences, narratives, and what …


Relationship Between Preventive Health Behavior, Optimistic Bias, Hypochondria, And Mass Psychology In Relation To The Coronavirus Pandemic Among Young Adults In Korea, Dong-Suk Lee, Hyun-Ju Koo, Seung-Ok Choi, Ji-In Kim, Yeon Sook Kim 2022 College of Nursing, Kangwon National University

Relationship Between Preventive Health Behavior, Optimistic Bias, Hypochondria, And Mass Psychology In Relation To The Coronavirus Pandemic Among Young Adults In Korea, Dong-Suk Lee, Hyun-Ju Koo, Seung-Ok Choi, Ji-In Kim, Yeon Sook Kim

Nursing Faculty Publications

The great challenge to global public health caused by the coronavirus pandemic has lasted for two years in Korea. However, Korean young adults seem less compliant with preventive health behaviors than older adults. This study aims to explore the relationship between risk perception variables of optimistic bias, hypochondriasis, and mass psychology, and preventive health behavior in relation to the coronavirus pandemic through a cross-sectional online survey. The participants are 91 Korean young adults aged 19–30. The results show that mass psychology has a positive relationship with preventive health behavior, whereas optimistic bias and hypochondriasis do not. In detail, people with …


The Haunted House Experience: Developing A Home Health Assessment Training Utilizing An Interprofessional, Interinstitutional Virtual Simulation, Angel Holland DPT, EdD, Pamela deGravelles PhD, RN, Debbie Knight PharmD, Karen Dickinson MD, Kathryn Neill PharmD, Duston Morris PhD, Wendy Ward PhD 2022 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The Haunted House Experience: Developing A Home Health Assessment Training Utilizing An Interprofessional, Interinstitutional Virtual Simulation, Angel Holland Dpt, Edd, Pamela Degravelles Phd, Rn, Debbie Knight Pharmd, Karen Dickinson Md, Kathryn Neill Pharmd, Duston Morris Phd, Wendy Ward Phd

College of Pharmacy Faculty Research ​and Publications

To meet the interprofessional education needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic, universities transitioned to virtual options. For many universities, this transition was challenging and time-consuming. The Arkansas Interprofessional Education Consortium (ARIPEC) combined resources to create a novel learning experience for students with a focus on the skill of home assessment. An interinstitutional, interprofessional faculty project team was developed to create a learning experience, with each institution responsible for a portion of the virtual simulation development. This paper describes the process for creation and implementation of an interprofessional, interinstitutional virtual learning experience to support the growth of healthcare students across …


Diet, Exercise, Self-Monitoring, Technology, And Motivational Interviewing For Weight Loss In Adults, Ashleigh D. Warburton 2022 Valparaiso University

Diet, Exercise, Self-Monitoring, Technology, And Motivational Interviewing For Weight Loss In Adults, Ashleigh D. Warburton

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Obesity, an epidemic in the United States (US), affected 42.4% of adults as of 2017-2018 (Hales, 2020). Comorbidities associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes (Orringer et al., 2020), are some of the leading causes of death in the US (Kochanek et al., 2020). The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to answer the following PICOT question: In adult patients aged 19 years or older who are considered overweight or obese as measured by body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 25 kg/m2 (P), how effective is diet and exercise combined with self-monitoring, a phone application, …


The Efficacy Of Tailored Text Messages To Improve Medication Adherence And Lifestyle Changes For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Vanessa B. Silverio 2022 Valparaiso University

The Efficacy Of Tailored Text Messages To Improve Medication Adherence And Lifestyle Changes For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Vanessa B. Silverio

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease characterized by increased amounts of glucose in the blood, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (United Health Foundation [UHF]), 2021). T2DM can be effectively treated with medication and behavioral lifestyle modifications. Even small improvements in glycemic control can reduce the risk for debilitating complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, sepsis, and retinopathy (Wang et al., 2021, Haider et al., 2019). The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to identify the most effective intervention for improving medication adherence, lifestyle changes, and hemoglobin …


Back To The Basics With Smart Goals: A Multimodal Intervention For Adults Who Have Type 2 Diabetes, Alyssa L. Snyder 2022 Valparaiso University

Back To The Basics With Smart Goals: A Multimodal Intervention For Adults Who Have Type 2 Diabetes, Alyssa L. Snyder

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020a) and the ninth leading cause of death worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020), has increased by 70% over the last two decades (WHO, 2020). Type 2 diabetes (T2D), the most prevalent type accounting for 90% to 95% of diagnosed cases (CDC, 2020a), affects individuals of all ages and often results in major health problems including stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. The purpose of this patient-centered, evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multimodal intervention on hemoglobin …


Weight Management Program Using Myfitnesspal© In A Rural Primary Care Setting, Taylor Rittman 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Weight Management Program Using Myfitnesspal© In A Rural Primary Care Setting, Taylor Rittman

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Student Works

Obesity is a growing health concern that is linked to the development of chronically debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Obesity is a result of a long-term positive imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Evidence has shown more than one third of U.S. adults suffer from obesity. Primary care providers in the United States report being overburdened in treating obesity, citing a lack of time, structured approach, and structured resources. Furthermore, the disparities in obesity are even more prevalent in rural areas where older adults are the fastest growing part of the population at risk for this disease. Evidence indicates …


Colorectal Cancer Screening In The Latino Population At A Family Medicine Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project, Michael S. Vinson 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Colorectal Cancer Screening In The Latino Population At A Family Medicine Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project, Michael S. Vinson

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Student Works

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a preventable and curable disease that affects all genders, races, and ethnicities, and its impact on society can be reduced with early screening. The Latino population is at greater risk compared to groups or ethnicities due to social determinants and health disparities within the community. Review of Literature: Language barriers, low education levels, persistent social stressors, poor healthcare navigation, and structural barriers make it difficult for this population to be properly screened at appropriate intervals. Purpose: This quality improvement (QI) project was designed to combat reduced screening rates seen in the Latino population. The target …


Nurse Practitioner-Led Heart Failure Education Program, Ruairi Fox 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Nurse Practitioner-Led Heart Failure Education Program, Ruairi Fox

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Student Works

Heart failure is a chronic, progressive disease that has a global burden on the healthcare system and on patient’s lives. HF patients who experience a hospital admission are at a greater risk of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, impacting healthcare spending costs and patient quality of life. Self-care activities by patients, such as monitoring weight and making lifestyle changes, are the hallmark of outpatient care, and is shown throughout the literature to reduce readmissions and impact patient quality of life. Unfortunately, many patients are either unaware of proper self-care management techniques or find them hard to follow. …


Alleviation Of Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms By Implementation Of Standard And Alternative Treatments, Nika Sayvongsa 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Alleviation Of Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms By Implementation Of Standard And Alternative Treatments, Nika Sayvongsa

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronic dermatological disease caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. This is a common condition that is primarily diagnosed among children, but can persist throughout adulthood. Twenty peer-reviewed articles are analyzed in this expanded literature review. Various methods were implemented throughout these studies, including randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and single-blind studies; all of the studies shared the objective of evaluating AD alleviation with the use of either standard treatment modalities or alternative/ complementary therapies.


Development And Psychometric Evaluation Of A Questionnaire For Measuring Distraction Due To Mobile Phone Use In Operating Rooms, Mehdi Hasanshahi, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Armin Fereidouni, Seyed Alireza Moayedi, Camellia Torabizadeh 2022 Shiraz university of medical sciences

Development And Psychometric Evaluation Of A Questionnaire For Measuring Distraction Due To Mobile Phone Use In Operating Rooms, Mehdi Hasanshahi, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Armin Fereidouni, Seyed Alireza Moayedi, Camellia Torabizadeh

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Aim: Use of mobile phones in health care centres can distract care providers and consequently disrupt the care procedure and risk patient safety. This study aims to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a questionnaire for measuring distraction caused by mobile phone use in operating rooms.

Sample and setting: 208 operating room nurses and doctors from five hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences participated in the study.

Method: This methodological study was conducted in two stages. In stage one, through a review of relevant texts, articles and books, the different dimensions of distraction as caused by mobile …


The Use Of Active Coping Compared To Self-Distraction To Reduce Perceived Stress In Upper Division Nursing Students, Grace Elizabeth Kimbro 2022 University of Alabama in Huntsville

The Use Of Active Coping Compared To Self-Distraction To Reduce Perceived Stress In Upper Division Nursing Students, Grace Elizabeth Kimbro

Honors Capstone Projects and Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of E-Cigarettes Versus Traditional Cigarettes On The Health Of Young Adults, Taylor Arnett, Sami Johnson, Victoria Leggett, Miranda Susman 2022 Kennesaw State University

The Effects Of E-Cigarettes Versus Traditional Cigarettes On The Health Of Young Adults, Taylor Arnett, Sami Johnson, Victoria Leggett, Miranda Susman

Symposium of Student Scholars

Background: Electronic cigarettes, more commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, were initially designed as a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarette users. Although there are some benefits to transitioning to e-cigarettes, the benefits do not outweigh the health risks both cause to the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. Objective: This study was designed to better understand the consequences that traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes have on young adults' health. Method: Research was conducted using CINAHL, EBSCO, and PubMed. The commonly used phrases to find search results include “traditional versus e-cigarettes effects on cardiovascular system” and “traditional versus e-cigarettes effects on respiratory system.” Boolean …


Nurse Educators' Perceptions Of Ecoliteracy In Undergraduate Nursing Education, Jennifer L. Morin, Benita Cohen, Nicole Harder, Shirley Thompson 2022 Red River Community College

Nurse Educators' Perceptions Of Ecoliteracy In Undergraduate Nursing Education, Jennifer L. Morin, Benita Cohen, Nicole Harder, Shirley Thompson

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Introduction: Increased human health concerns related to the natural environment and climate change are having a growing impact on nursing practice. This past year in Canada, for example, British Columbia reported the highest number of heat related deaths, followed by devasting forest fires in many provinces that have disproportionately impacted Indigenous Peoples. Nurses are well positioned to address the direct health impacts associated with climate change. As a result, nurses require an increased level of ecoliteracy to address the health impacts linked to climate change. The role of the nurse in addressing the health impacts of climate change are vast, …


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