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Barriers To Using Motivational Interviewing For Lifestyle Counseling, Heidi June Sannes 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Barriers To Using Motivational Interviewing For Lifestyle Counseling, Heidi June Sannes

All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The Minnesota Department of Health has sponsored Motivational Interviewing Continuing Education sessions for SagePlus providers to increase their knowledge and skill in the utilization of MI in their clinical practice. The impact of these educational sessions on skill development as well as utilization of MI by these providers is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine if healthcare providers perceive any barriers in utilizing MI techniques to do lifestyle counseling with SagePlus program particiants. A descriptive quantitative design was used for this study. Of the 22 healthcare providers that were doing lifestyle counseling 16 completed the questionnaires. The …


Rapid Response Team Utilization Of Modified Early Warning Scores To Improve Patient Outcomes, Nikki L. Stoffel-Lowis 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Rapid Response Team Utilization Of Modified Early Warning Scores To Improve Patient Outcomes, Nikki L. Stoffel-Lowis

All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This retrospective, descriptive study was designed to (a) determine if the Modified Early Warning Score risk assessment tool identified moderate to high risk patients prior to the activation of the Rapid Response Team (b) determine how much time occurred from the onset of clinical deterioration until activation of the Rapid Response Team. A Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) was applied to the documented vital signs in the medical records of a convenience sample of 108 adult patients between the ages of 19 and 99 years of age who had experienced an activation of the Rapid Response Team (RRT). A risk …


Motivational Interviewing Training And Provider Proficiency, Jeremy Jay Waldo 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Motivational Interviewing Training And Provider Proficiency, Jeremy Jay Waldo

All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine if there was a relationship between the amount and type of Motivational Interviewing (MI) training a SagePlus provider receives, motivation to utilize MI training, and the proficiency of the provider in using MI in lifestyle counseling in clinical practice. This study was comprised of 16 healthcare professionals who provide SagePlus lifestyle counseling interventions in clinics that participated in the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) funded SagePlus program. A demographic questionnaire, modified Preventative Medicine Attitudes and Activities Questionnaire (PMAAQ) and Behaviour Change Counseling Index tool (BECCI) were utilized to assess provider's amount …


The Impact Of Neonatal Icu Single Family Rooms On Select Developmental Outcomes, Lynda M. D'Alessio 2011 Rhode Island College

The Impact Of Neonatal Icu Single Family Rooms On Select Developmental Outcomes, Lynda M. D'Alessio

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a weight gain benefit and earlier achievement to full feedings in the single family room NICU design compared to the multi-bed NICU design.

A retrospective chart review of infants less than 1000 grams born during a three month time frame in both the multi-bed unit and single family unit was conducted. The study compared average daily weight gain and achievement to full feedings in the multi-bed unit and single family room unit. Findings concluded there was a slight difference in the average daily weight gain and achievement to full …


A Study To Reduce Medication Administration Errors Using Watson’S Caring Theory, Tommie Nelms, Jackie Jones, Linda A. Treiber 2010 Kennesaw State University

A Study To Reduce Medication Administration Errors Using Watson’S Caring Theory, Tommie Nelms, Jackie Jones, Linda A. Treiber

Linda A. Treiber

In a study to decrease medication administration errors, nurses wore brightly colored sashes as a symbol they were performing the important task of giving meds and were not to be interrupted. Situated within Watson’s Caritas theory, the study gave nurses the opportunity to “center” themselves to enhance focus and concentration on medication administration. While nurses appreciated the opportunity to concentrate on administering meds without interruptions by other staff or phone calls, they worried that patient care coordination for which they were responsible was suffering. Interventions focused on enhancing safety of a single task may be incongruent with total patient-centered care.


Chhs December/January E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services 2010 College of Health & Human Services, WKU

Chhs December/January E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Mission Trip To Guatemala A Life-Changing Experience For Nursing Students, Eileen Yost 2010 Sacred Heart University

Mission Trip To Guatemala A Life-Changing Experience For Nursing Students, Eileen Yost

Eileen Yost

The weeklong mission, which was the department’s second to the impoverished Central American country of Guatemala, took place in the areas surrounding the city of Antigua and centered on providing obstetrical care.


The Accuracy Of Referral For Portable Lipid Analyzers In An Old Order Mennonite Population, Maria E. Main, M. Susan Jones, Cathy H. Abell 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Accuracy Of Referral For Portable Lipid Analyzers In An Old Order Mennonite Population, Maria E. Main, M. Susan Jones, Cathy H. Abell

Nursing Faculty Publications

The primary purposes of this study were to: 1) examine the accuracy for referral of two portable lipid analyzers (PLAs) in an old order Mennonite population through a comparison to a national standardized reference laboratory, 2) examine the relationship of total cholesterol values with other known cardiovascular risk factors, and 3) foster the continued participatory model of health care service in this community. The self-selected sample was composed of 42 adult members of an old order Mennonite community residing in south central Kentucky. A descriptive correlational design was used in this study. There were clinically relevant variations in the total …


Particle Size On Respiratory Protection Provided By Two Types Of N95 Respirators On Agricultural Settings, Jacob Cho Kyungmin, M. Susan Jones, Gordon Jones, Roy McKay, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Alok Swivedi, Rakesh Shukla, Umesh Singh, Tiina Reponen 2010 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Particle Size On Respiratory Protection Provided By Two Types Of N95 Respirators On Agricultural Settings, Jacob Cho Kyungmin, M. Susan Jones, Gordon Jones, Roy Mckay, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Alok Swivedi, Rakesh Shukla, Umesh Singh, Tiina Reponen

Nursing Faculty Publications

The objective of this study was to compare size-selective workplace protection factors (WPFs) of an N95 elastomeric respirator (ER) and an N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) in agricultural environments. Twenty-five healthy farm workers ranging in age from 20 to 30 years voluntarily participated in the study. Altogether eight farms were included representing three different types: two horse farms, three pig barns, and three grain handling sites. Subjects wore the ER and FFR while performing their daily activities, such as spreading hay, feeding livestock, and shoveling. Aerosol concentrations in an optical particle size range of 0.7–10 µm were determined simultaneously inside …


Improving Immunization Rates In The Clinic And In The Community, Karlen E. (Beth) Luthy, Arlene M. Sperhac, Sandra A. Faux, Joseph K. Miner 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Improving Immunization Rates In The Clinic And In The Community, Karlen E. (Beth) Luthy, Arlene M. Sperhac, Sandra A. Faux, Joseph K. Miner

Faculty Publications

Over the past decade, the United States haas had tremendous success in achieving very high immunization compliance rates among children, sometimes as high as 91%. However, despite progress toward controlling the spread of communicable disease through immunizations, more than 2.1 million children nationwide are not adequately immunized. Even among US children who are adequately immunized, only about half of them actually received their immunization on time.


Practical Considerations In Establishing Sustainable International Nursing Experiences, Rae Jeanne Memmott, Catherine R. Coverston, Barbara A. Heise, Mary Williams, Erin D. Maughan, James Kohl, Sheri P. Palmer 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Practical Considerations In Establishing Sustainable International Nursing Experiences, Rae Jeanne Memmott, Catherine R. Coverston, Barbara A. Heise, Mary Williams, Erin D. Maughan, James Kohl, Sheri P. Palmer

Faculty Publications

An understanding of global health and the development of cultural competence are important outcomes of today's baccalaureate nursing programs. Thoughtfully designed International experiences can provide excellent opportunities to achieve those outcomes. Based Ono 16 years of providing International experiences within a baccalaureate curriculum, components are identified that contribute to the development of a sustainable international program. Areas addressed in the article are evaluating the fit with university and college mission, establishing the program within the university operational structure, selecting faculty and students, developing sites, designing a course, and program evaluation.


Perfil Dos Acidentes De Trabalho No Brasil, 2004-2007 / Analysis Of Labor Accidents In Brazil, 2004 - 2007, Everton Fernando Alves 2010 Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Perfil Dos Acidentes De Trabalho No Brasil, 2004-2007 / Analysis Of Labor Accidents In Brazil, 2004 - 2007, Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

Neste estudo sintetizam-se achados epidemiológicos de morbi- mortalidade decorrentes de acidentes de trabalho napopulação brasileira. O objetivo do estudo é descrever o perfil dos acidentes de trabalho no Brasil entre 2004 e 2007. Trata-se de um estudo descritivoexploratório utilizando como fonte de dados a estatística anual de acidentes do trabalho da Previdên- cia Social. Foram notificados 465.700 mil acidentesem 2004 e 653.090 em 2007, mostrando uma tendência ascendente nos acidentes com trabalhado- res formais no Brasil. Evidenciou-se que o estado de residência com maior acidentabilidade foi Santa Catarina com uma média de 577,3 acidentes para cada 100.000 trabalhadores. O aumento …


Case Study: Community Perspectives Of A Service Learning Partnership Involving One School Of Nursing In The Southeastern United States, Polly McClanahan McArthur 2010 University of Tennessee Knoxville

Case Study: Community Perspectives Of A Service Learning Partnership Involving One School Of Nursing In The Southeastern United States, Polly Mcclanahan Mcarthur

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this single case study was to describe community perspectives of a service learning (SL) partnership with a single university conferring a baccalaureate nursing degree. The longevity of the partnership extended the study purpose to explain why the partnership continued and worked well. A review of nursing literature revealed descriptive accounts of programs designed to meet needs of underserved populations and student learners. However, the review also revealed a knowledge gap in nursing education science regarding the community perspectives of successful SL partnerships. This study focused on relationships with the academe partner, interactions with students and faculty, and …


Exploring Older Peoples' Experiences Of Nocturia: A Poorly Recognised Urinary Condition That Limits Participation, Jo Booth, Maggie Lawrence, Kenneth O'Neill, Laura McMillan 2010 Glasgow Caledonian University

Exploring Older Peoples' Experiences Of Nocturia: A Poorly Recognised Urinary Condition That Limits Participation, Jo Booth, Maggie Lawrence, Kenneth O'Neill, Laura Mcmillan

Dr. Maggie Lawrence

This study sought to understand the experience of living and coping with nocturia, from the perspective of community-living older men and women. Individual semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 32 older people with self-reported nocturia of twice nightly or more. Four key characteristics of nocturia were identified. Nocturia was described as simultaneously debilitating, frustrating, distressing and puzzling. It impacted on sleep patterns and quality, personal relationships and increased the fear of falling among older people when rising to use the toilet at night. Previously unrecognised variability and unpredictability in the condition were highlighted features.


Chhs September Enewsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, WKU College of Health & Human Services 2010 College of Health & Human Services, WKU

Chhs September Enewsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, Wku College Of Health & Human Services

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Chhs August Enewsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor 2010 College of Health & Human Services, WKU

Chhs August Enewsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessing Mississippians’ Preparedness For Disasters Using The Citizen Corps National Survey 2009, Carl Huston Mangum II 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

Assessing Mississippians’ Preparedness For Disasters Using The Citizen Corps National Survey 2009, Carl Huston Mangum Ii

Dissertations

Disaster preparedness, a shared responsibility of all citizens and disaster agencies, is the most critical component in minimizing risk and damage from disaster. Mississippi has been affected by some of the most devastating disasters in American history, both in terms of physical destruction and human life. The purpose of this study was to assess Mississippians’ disaster preparedness by replicating The 2009 Citizen Corps National Survey (CCNS). The 65 question 2009 CCNS was slightly modified to survey 678 randomly selected Mississippians about the Citizen Corps Personal Disaster Preparedness Model: Demographics, Volunteering, Drills/Exercises, Community Plan, Household Plan, Disaster Supplies, Prevention, Self-efficacy, Reliance, …


Controle De Infecção Em Clínicas De Cirurgia Plástica / Infection's Control In Plastic Surgery Clinics, Everton Fernando Alves 2010 Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Controle De Infecção Em Clínicas De Cirurgia Plástica / Infection's Control In Plastic Surgery Clinics, Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

A infecção é a mais frequente e grave complicação que acomete pacientes que procuram serviços estéticos e/ou funcionais em clínicas de cirurgia plástica. Uma infecção hospitalar eleva os custos do processo, tanto para o paciente quanto para a empresa. Diante disso, torna-se importante a instalação de uma comissão de controle de infecção hospitalar, tendo como responsável um enfermeiro. A importância deste profissional se dá por meio da organização da Central de Material Estarilizado (CME), bem como do estabelecimento de outras medidas efetivas para a prevenção e controle de infecções nas clínicas apresentadas ao longo desse artigo.


Qualidade De Vida De Estudantes De Enfermagem De Uma Faculdade Privada / Quality Of Life Of Undergraduate Nursing Students From A Private University, Everton Fernando Alves 2010 Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Qualidade De Vida De Estudantes De Enfermagem De Uma Faculdade Privada / Quality Of Life Of Undergraduate Nursing Students From A Private University, Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a qualidade de vida dos estudantes no curso de Enfermagem de uma faculdade privada. Realizou-se um estudo descritivo, com abordagem quantitativa, utilizando a Escala de Qualidade de Vida de Flanagan e um instrumento de coleta de dados complementares, contendo questões estruturadas. Resultou numa amostra de 192 (cento e noventa e dois) estudantes. O diagnóstico evidenciou que a maioria dos estudantes está „Satisfeitos‟ e „Pouco satisfeitos‟ com a sua qualidade de vida, entretanto identificou a presença de vários problemas que necessitam de atenção dos educadores. Concluiu-se que se faz necessária a formação de um …


Sexual Harassment At Work Place: Are You Safe?, Anila Naveed, Ambreen tharani, Nasreen Alwani 2010 Aga Khan University

Sexual Harassment At Work Place: Are You Safe?, Anila Naveed, Ambreen Tharani, Nasreen Alwani

School of Nursing & Midwifery

In today's world women are increasingly participating in the realm of work force, yet they are facing many obstacles in their way. Sexual harassment is one of those obstacles. Sexual harassment at work place is prevalent in every society. It could happen to anyone but women are the targeted victims. Sexual harassment is considered as a traumatic event and the victim may end up in having physical and mental sufferings that hinders a person to work effectively. At an organisational level this may result in decrease work effectiveness, decreased work productivity, high absenteeism, high turnover, and low staff morale. Hence …


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