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Approaches To The Care Of Geriatric, Terminally Ill Oncology Patients: An Integrative Literature Review, Lauren Gersten 2017 DePaul University

Approaches To The Care Of Geriatric, Terminally Ill Oncology Patients: An Integrative Literature Review, Lauren Gersten

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: The second leading cause of death for the geriatric population in the United States, persons aged 65 years and older, is cancer. The over 65 population comprises most cancer diagnoses and presents a high mortality rate. The terminally-ill, geriatric oncology population also is among the most complex due to comorbidities and other special considerations (McCarthy et al., 2014, p. 197).

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to answer the following questions: What resources are currently available to help guide the care for geriatric, terminally ill oncology patients? Are the current resources sufficient to determine optimal care ...


Effects Of Art Therapy During Chemotherapy Sessions, Samantha Scholzen 2017 DePaul University

Effects Of Art Therapy During Chemotherapy Sessions, Samantha Scholzen

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Effects of Art Therapy During Chemotherapy Sessions: An Integrative Literature Review

Samantha Scholzen

Dr. Elizabeth Hartman, PhD, RN

Abstract

Background: Individuals undergoing cancer treatment experience many physical, psychological, and social adverse side effects that may be addressed with complementary and alternative medicine, such as art therapy.

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of art therapy for cancer patients during chemotherapy sessions.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using the keywords “art therapy” and “neoplasms” to search the literature between 2006 and 2017. The databases used in this literature search were CINAHL, PsycInfo, and PubMed ...


Identifying Medical Marijuana Patient Barriers And Strategies To Overcome, Angelina Lynch 2017 DePaul University

Identifying Medical Marijuana Patient Barriers And Strategies To Overcome, Angelina Lynch

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Marijuana has been used globally to treat varying ailments throughout history. The U.S. prohibition of marijuana in the 1930’s halted research into its medicinal and therapeutic uses. The current trend toward decriminalization of medical marijuana has allowed for research to investigate potential benefits and adverse effects.

Purpose: The purpose of this literature review was to identify patient barriers and healthcare provider interventions to overcome said barriers as they relate to the use of medical marijuana.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted to identify potential patient barriers and provider interventions through a search of various platforms. All ...


Medication Adherence In Adult Patients With Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review, Mohammad Zeina, William Macke 2017 DePaul University

Medication Adherence In Adult Patients With Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review, Mohammad Zeina, William Macke

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Medication Adherence in Adult Patients with Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review

Objective: To examine factors contributing to nonadherence in BD and methods for directly addressing these in an effect to offer providers information that can be used to assist clients.

Methods: A review of the literature from 2012 to 2017 was conducted using a computerized search using Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) and PsycInfo.

Results: Ten studies were identified as meeting the inclusion criteria. The resulting studies evenly discussed the reasons for medication non-adherence as well as treatment strategies aimed at improving adherence.

Conclusion: The ...


A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet For Treatment Of Type Ii Diabetes An Integrative Literature Review, Steven Lisowski 2017 DePaul University

A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet For Treatment Of Type Ii Diabetes An Integrative Literature Review, Steven Lisowski

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet for Treatment

of Type II Diabetes: An Integrative Literature Review

Steven Lisowski

Faculty Sponsor: Larry Maturin

Abstract

Background: Dietary modifications are commonly prescribed initial interventions in those recently diagnosed with type II diabetes. Presently, various researchers support that there is a growing body of evidence that advises to restrict carbohydrate intake to minimum levels to achieve optimal blood glucose levels and reduce complications related to poor diabetes management.

Objectives: To explore if the low carbohydrate, ketogenic diets (LCKD), in which carbohydrate intake of any kind is restricted, are very effective at reducing obesity and controlling ...


High Antioxidant Diet And Its Effect On Delaying Alzheimer’S: An Integrative Literature Review, Alyssa Beyer 2017 DePaul University

High Antioxidant Diet And Its Effect On Delaying Alzheimer’S: An Integrative Literature Review, Alyssa Beyer

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

High Antioxidant Diet and its Effect on Delaying Alzheimer’s:

An Integrative Literature Review

Alyssa Beyer

Faculty Sponsor: Alison DiValerio

Abstract

Background: In the absence of an adequate antioxidant defense system, oxidative-stress related changes occur in the brain. Therefore, a diet high in antioxidants may prove as an effective means in delaying, if not preventing, the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review is to determine whether there is a direct correlation between intake of a high antioxidant diet and delayed symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted ...


Effectiveness Of Early Interventions Strategies On Reducing Body Mass Index In Children In Greater Chicago, Sarah Donnelly, Jennifer Dykhuizen, Elizabeth Moxley, Desale Habtzghi 2017 DePaul University

Effectiveness Of Early Interventions Strategies On Reducing Body Mass Index In Children In Greater Chicago, Sarah Donnelly, Jennifer Dykhuizen, Elizabeth Moxley, Desale Habtzghi

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: In 2016, Illinois ranked 39th out of 51 states for overweight and obese children. Rates in Illinois have trended down since 2007 with current reports cite 27% of those aged 10-17 are overweight or obese. Obesity is irrespective of age, race and educational background. Childhood obesity is a risk factor for a myriad of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, asthma, liver disease, joint disorders and psychiatric conditions.

Methods: A secondary data analysis was performed to evaluate a quantitative program intervention aimed at reducing childhood obesity. A convenience sampling methodology was used and extracted from the ...


Motivational Interview & Text-Messaging: Medication Adherence, Thomas Daly 2017 DePaul University

Motivational Interview & Text-Messaging: Medication Adherence, Thomas Daly

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

No abstract provided.


Pet Therapy In Combat Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Raina Shah 2017 DePaul University

Pet Therapy In Combat Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Raina Shah

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Pet Therapy is Associated with Reducing Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans: An Integrative Literature Review

Raina Shah

Faculty Sponsor: Larry Maturin, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CCRN

Abstract

Background: The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 30% of Vietnam veterans, 12% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans, 11% of veterans of the war in Afghanistan, and 20% of Iraqi war veterans.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to explore and discuss further the use of pet therapy as a non-pharmacologic therapeutic approach to treating PTSD in combat ...


Factors Effecting Parental Decision-Making In Measles, Mumps, And Rubella Vaccine Determination: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Cameron Anderson 2017 DePaul University

Factors Effecting Parental Decision-Making In Measles, Mumps, And Rubella Vaccine Determination: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Cameron Anderson

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) are diseases that can be vaccinated against but have had a recent increase in incidence. The vaccination is not mandatory allowing parents to decide whether or not to vaccinate their child. Health decision-making is multifaceted including many sources of information and factors that surround it. This complicates the decision making especially regarding the MMR vaccination.

Objectives: This integrative literature review explored the factors and appraisal that parents conduct to make an informed decision regarding the MMR vaccination for their child.

Methods: A search from CINAHL Complete and PsychINFO, where the terms vaccination, decision making ...


Implementation Of A Quality Practice Model In The Emergency Department, W Wysocki 2017 DePaul University

Implementation Of A Quality Practice Model In The Emergency Department, W Wysocki

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Implementation of a Quality Practice Model in the Emergency Department An Integrative Literature Review

Wojtek Wysocki

Faculty Sponsor: Larry Maturin, RN, MSN

Background: Various factors can affect delivery of care along with the efficiency of the effectiveness of the practice environment. In the last several decades’ significant changes occurred in the healthcare delivery systems that have created a setting that does not support delivery of quality care provided by nursing.

Objectives: The purpose of this research review is to explore the need for and implementation strategies of a quality practice setting attribute model in the ED that increases nursing satisfaction ...


Cellular Phone Use And Possible Risk Of Cancer In Children And Adolescents: An Integrative Literature Review, Sarah Navarro 2017 DePaul University

Cellular Phone Use And Possible Risk Of Cancer In Children And Adolescents: An Integrative Literature Review, Sarah Navarro

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Cellular Phone Use and Possible Risk of Cancer in Children and Adolescents: An Integrative Literature Review

Sarah Navarro

Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Hartman, PhD

Abstract

Background: Prolonged use of wireless devices may be correlated to the development of cancer, especially in children and adolescents. Certain factors contribute to an increased risk of radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure when putting the phone next to their ear, which is targeted near the brain.

Objectives: This integrative literature review was conducted to investigate and fill in the knowledge gap regarding the possible risk of cancer development associated with children and adolescents through prolonging their use ...


Sensitivity Of Pain Assessment For Critically Ill, Nonverbal Adults, Ruta Jarmontaviciute 2017 DePaul University

Sensitivity Of Pain Assessment For Critically Ill, Nonverbal Adults, Ruta Jarmontaviciute

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Patient’s self-report is a “gold standard” in assessing pain, yet it is not always possible in critically ill, nonverbal adults. In such cases, the use of reliable behavioral pain assessment tools is paramount to patient outcomes. However, the literature presented conflicting information regarding behavioral pain assessment tools and their sensitivity in assessing pain in critically ill, nonverbal adults.

Objective: This integrative research aimed to explore the effectiveness and barriers in the clinical guidelines of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) and the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) assessment tools for the detection of pain in critically ill, nonverbal ...


Interventions To Promote Coping In Hospitalized Children: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Allison S. duBois 2017 DePaul University

Interventions To Promote Coping In Hospitalized Children: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Allison S. Dubois

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Hospitalized children face many stressors that significantly affect their psychological, social, and developmental well-being. Children may experience a number of short- or long-term negative reactions to hospitalization, including sleep disturbances, anxiety, regression, and post-traumatic stress.

Purpose: The aim of this integrative literature review was to identify interventions to promote coping in hospitalized children and to examine their efficacy.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted to find relevant articles in the recent literature. Only peer-reviewed articles, published within the past ten years in English, and with full-text available were included. Secondary sources were excluded.

Results: Analysis of the relevant ...


Incorporating Family Centered Care In The Nicu: An Integrative Literature Review, Nicki Kory, Gabriele Fredian 2017 DePaul University

Incorporating Family Centered Care In The Nicu: An Integrative Literature Review, Nicki Kory, Gabriele Fredian

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Family centered care (FCC) in the NICU is an essential component of improving outcomes of both parents’ health and infants’ health.

Objective/Method: This integrative literature review defines and outlines effective practices nurses can take to incorporate FCC in the NICU.

Findings: This review discusses three major categories that emerged from the literature. Nurses should encourage parent-specific practices, such as facilitation of kangaroo care, scrapbooking and education groups. Nurses should also establish a therapeutic relationship with the entire family, and can do so by incorporating shared problem solving and using cautious guidance when parents are providing care. Nurses can ...


Cultural Competency In Effective Medical Missions, Abigail Drogosz 2017 DePaul University

Cultural Competency In Effective Medical Missions, Abigail Drogosz

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Every year medical professionals and volunteers travel internationally to provide services to individuals in need. However, some times these trips can be more detrimental than helpful. This can be due to the fact that these trips are self-serving in which they provide value for visitors without meeting the local community needs (Unite for Site, 2015). Secondly, they raise unmet expectations due to language barriers or lack of medical training for particular diseases. In addition, they may provide culturally irrelevant or inadequate care to the communities they are serving. Lastly, these missions may not follow current standards of health ...


The Sexual Orientation Disclosure Experience Of Lgbt-Identifying Adolescents And Its Impact On Health Outcomes: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Jeremy Vivit 2017 DePaul University

The Sexual Orientation Disclosure Experience Of Lgbt-Identifying Adolescents And Its Impact On Health Outcomes: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Jeremy Vivit

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

The Sexual Orientation Disclosure Experience of LGBT-Identifying Adolescents and Its Impact on Health Outcomes: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Jeremy Vivit

Dr. Barbara Harris, PhD., R.N., Dr. Kim Amer, PhD., R.N.

Background: Health, both physical and psychological, can be affected by the stressors of identifying as GLBTQ and coming out. It is important that healthcare providers, especially those working in the psychiatric setting, to not overlook an individual’s disclosure experience when treating an LGBT-identifying patient because this event may have significant weight on an individual’s psychiatric diagnosis and presentation.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature ...


Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes Resulting From Nurse Practitioner Utilization As A Primary Care Provider In Rural Communities, Chelsey Kamla 2017 DePaul University

Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes Resulting From Nurse Practitioner Utilization As A Primary Care Provider In Rural Communities, Chelsey Kamla

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent, preventable metabolic disorders our nation faces today. 29.1 million Americans or 9.3% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with diabetes, and the incidence of diabetes is approximately 17% higher in rural populations. Because of this, the nurse practitioner (NP) role is being increasingly utilized to provide quality, affordable primary care to offset physician shortage in rural communities and improve diabetes outcomes.

Objectives: This research works to answer how utilization of the nurse practitioner as a primary care provider has affected the outcomes of type 2 diabetes ...


Complementary Art Interventions For Children Coping With Cancer: An Integrative Literature Review, Brenda Pacheco 2017 DePaul University

Complementary Art Interventions For Children Coping With Cancer: An Integrative Literature Review, Brenda Pacheco

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Cancer can be a physically and emotionally damaging disease. While there are various conventional pediatric cancer treatments, complementary alternative medicine (CAM), specifically art interventions, may be helpful in the care of these patients.

Objective: The aims of this integrative review were; (1) determine if art interventions impact coping with cancer in a pediatric population, (2) determine if the duration of the art intervention influences the impact on coping.

Methods: Articles were found through the following databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), PubMed, PsycInfo, and ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health. Key search terms used included cancer, neoplasms, oncology, leukemia, child, pediatric, childhood, art, music, dance, art craft, therapies, medicine, interventions, treatments, and program. Studies were published in English and included three art interventions (arts and crafts, music, and dance).

Results: After a thorough review of the literature and removal of duplicates, 258 studies were found. Seven studies conducted in the U.S., Vietnam, and Australia were selected for inclusion. The following themes were found in art interventions: effective distractor, form of self-expression, and positive facial affects.

Conclusion: The findings suggest evidence of reduced anxiety, decreased distress, and improved self-esteem amongst children with cancer who received various art interventions, however, there is a lack of evidence on the duration of art interventions and their impact. Further systematic studies should be conducted to explore the duration of art interventions that yield the most therapeutic results in stress coping in pediatric oncology patients.

Keywords: cancer; child; pediatric; art; music; dance; therapies; medicine; interventions; treatments


Factors That Influence Smoking During Pregnancy: An Integrative Literature Review, Victoria Baylis 2017 DePaul University

Factors That Influence Smoking During Pregnancy: An Integrative Literature Review, Victoria Baylis

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

For both the mother and the infant, the risks of smoking during pregnancy are numerous and have been studied for many decades. Despite this, some women still continue to smoke during pregnancy. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify contributing factors that influence women to smoke during pregnancy and to identify the factors that are modifiable by healthcare providers. This literature review acts as an additional resource that health providers may utilize in order to better understand why their patients continue to smoke and to inform their patients regarding smoking cessation during pregnancy. A computer-based search was ...


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