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Complex Effects Of Caregiver-Patient Relationships On Patient Self-Care In Heart Failure, Lauren Spain-Bondi 2018 DePaul University

Complex Effects Of Caregiver-Patient Relationships On Patient Self-Care In Heart Failure, Lauren Spain-Bondi

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Complex Effects of Caregiver-Patient Relationships on Patient Self-Care in Heart Failure

Lauren Spain-Bondi

Faculty Advisor: Karen Larimer, PhD, RN

Background: Approximately 6.5 million U.S. adults have heart failure (HF), and the incidence is rising rapidly. HF is a costly disease with a high mortality rate. Despite evidence that patient self-care improves health and reduces hospitalizations, many still do not practice effective self-care. An informal caregiver for a patient with HF is positioned to influence self-care, but little is known about the patient/caregiver dynamic or how it affects self-care.

Objective: This study seeks to synthesize and evaluate the ...


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

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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 ...


Developmental Interventions Used For Premature Infants In The Nicu, Macy Swanager 2018 DePaul University

Developmental Interventions Used For Premature Infants In The Nicu, Macy Swanager

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Developmental Interventions Used for Premature Infants in the NICU: An Integrative

Literature Review

Macy Swanager

Research Advisor: Kim Amer, PhD, RN

Abstract

Background: Various developmental interventions have been used to promote premature infants’ health in the NICU, but there has been limited research on which of these interventions leads to the best outcomes in reducing stress-based symptoms in the premature infant.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to assess the current trends in developmental intervention strategies that are being used in the NICU that result in positive outcomes in premature infants.

Method: An integrative literature review was ...


A Malignant Hyperthermia Competency Training For Nurse Anesthesia Trainees: Development, Implementation, And Evaluation, Andrew Christ 2018 DePaul University

A Malignant Hyperthermia Competency Training For Nurse Anesthesia Trainees: Development, Implementation, And Evaluation, Andrew Christ

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A Malignant Hyperthermia Competency Training for Nurse Anesthesia Trainees: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation

Andrew Christ, RN, BSN, DNP Candidate

Faculty: Karen Kapanke, CRNA, DNP

Background: Video simulation is an alternative method of teaching that can play an important role in nurse anesthesia education. Using video simulation for uncommon crisis could prove beneficial.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of an educational video simulation regarding malignant hyperthermia (MH) recognition and management on knowledge of nurse anesthesia trainees (NATs).

Methods: A single group pretest-posttest design was used to compare knowledge on recognition and management of malignant hyperthermia ...


Barriers Hindering Cancer Clinical Research Participation And Strategies Implemented To Enhance Engagement In Research Among Hispanics, Rogelio Avila 2018 DePaul University

Barriers Hindering Cancer Clinical Research Participation And Strategies Implemented To Enhance Engagement In Research Among Hispanics, Rogelio Avila

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Abstract

Background: Hispanics have a disproportionate incidence, mortality, screening, and survival rate in certain types of cancers, yet, they are significantly underrepresented in cancer clinical research.

Objective: The purpose of this literature review was to identify barriers preventing Hispanics from participating in clinical cancer research, as well as to identify strategies being implemented that have increased the willingness of Hispanics to participate in clinical cancer research.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted using the databases CINAHL and PubMed as well as reliable government websites such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute of Health ...


Effects Of Humor To Relieve Stress In Nurses, Erin Golger 2018 DePaul University

Effects Of Humor To Relieve Stress In Nurses, Erin Golger

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Abstract

Background: Research shows that humor is commonly used by health care workers as a coping mechanism to help relieve stress. However, there are limited studies in identifying the type of humor most commonly used by nurses, and which type of humor is most effective at relieving their stress.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify the different types of humor used by nurses and to explore which type of humor was most effective at relieving stress.

Method: An integrative literature review was used using articles from four different databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Ovid, and ProQuest). The ...


Opioid Alternative Medications: Crna Beliefs, Opinions, And Practices, david velasco 2018 DePaul University

Opioid Alternative Medications: Crna Beliefs, Opinions, And Practices, David Velasco

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Opioids are powerful pain medications that have significant side effects. Opioid alternative administration can treat analgesia and limit opioid administration.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine and describe CRNAs’ beliefs, opinions, and practices on administering opioid medications versus opioid alternative strategies to treat intraoperative pain.

Method: A qualitative, survey study design using semi-structured interviews was conducted. Twelve CRNAs were interviewed and audio recorded discussing their perspectives and opinions on administering opioid alternatives.

Results: Two themes were established: barriers and promoting factors with each theme containing sub themes. The subthemes under barriers included: opioid superiority (83 ...


The Effect Of Exercise On Symptoms Of Depression In Adults Diagnosed With Clinical Depression: An Integrative Literature Review, Tibil Felix 2018 DePaul University

The Effect Of Exercise On Symptoms Of Depression In Adults Diagnosed With Clinical Depression: An Integrative Literature Review, Tibil Felix

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Background: While many healthcare providers are currently looking for alternative methods such as exercise to treat depression, there are limited studies to report how exercise effects symptoms of depression in adults diagnosed with clinical depression and whether an ideal exercise prescription exists.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to evaluate the effect of exercise on adults with clinical depression.

Method: An integrative literature review was used. The tidal model of mental health as proposed by Dr. Phil Barker and Poppy Buchanan-Barker was used as a basis for this review. The keywords “clinical depression, exercise, adults, depression treatments ...


Barriers To Dietary Adherence In Children With Celiac Disease, Kiley M. Janas 2018 DePaul University

Barriers To Dietary Adherence In Children With Celiac Disease, Kiley M. Janas

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Abstract

Background: Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the only treatment option available for those with celiac disease. Barriers to dietary compliance have been studied among adults, but limited attempts have been made in exploring barriers of dietary adherence in children, as well as strategies to overcome the barriers.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify the barriers of adherence to a gluten-free diet among children with celiac disease as well as explore effective strategies that could be used to increase dietary adherence.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the databases PubMed, Cumulative Index ...


Contributing Factors To The Lack Of Treatment Adherence For Chronic Diseases Among Low-Income African Americans: Integrative Literature Review, Lauren King 2018 DePaul University

Contributing Factors To The Lack Of Treatment Adherence For Chronic Diseases Among Low-Income African Americans: Integrative Literature Review, Lauren King

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Abstract

Background:Previous studies have consistently reported that African Americans living in economically disadvantaged communities are less likely to adhere to treatment recommendations for chronic diseases compared to other racial groups. Despite this fact, there have been limited attempts to compile and synthesize factors contributing to the lack of treatment adherence or the efforts being made to promote it.

Objectives:To explore the factors that attribute to the high rates of non-adherence to treatments for chronic diseases amongst the low socioeconomic African American community, and to determine the best approach to promoting adherence within this community.

Methods: This review of ...


Interrelated Topics And Contributing Factors Of African-American Disparities Identified Within Race-Related Sickle Cell Literature, Erica Watkins 2018 DePaul University

Interrelated Topics And Contributing Factors Of African-American Disparities Identified Within Race-Related Sickle Cell Literature, Erica Watkins

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Abstract

Background: Sickle cell disease is a predominately African-American disease that affects more than 100,000 people in the United States. Unfortunately, these patients are subject to many healthcare disparities and issues pertaining to race are often overlooked or marginalized in sickle cell literature.

Objectives:The purpose of this integrative literature review was to expose trending topics amongst race-related sickle cell literature, identify the factors that are found to contribute to sickle cell disease healthcare disparities and report whether or not race was found to affect the management of sickle cell disease.

Method:An integrative literature review was used.

Results ...


Societal Benefits Of Funded Ivf Treatments And The Barriers To Funding In The United States, jennifer shmerl 2018 DePaul University

Societal Benefits Of Funded Ivf Treatments And The Barriers To Funding In The United States, Jennifer Shmerl

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Abstract

Background:According to Kent (2016), between one in six and one in seven couples are affected with subfertility (p. 31). Examining societal benefits from funded IVF treatments could allow subfertile couples in the United States the chance at starting a family while also contributing to society.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to depict the societal benefits from funded IVF treatments and why this treatment should be funded in the United States.

Method: In order to examine and summarize literature studies that have been published, an integrative literature review was conducted searching CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source ...


The Transition Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients From Pediatric To Adult Services, Irena Haghighi 2018 DePaul University

The Transition Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients From Pediatric To Adult Services, Irena Haghighi

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: The transition from pediatric to adult care in the JIA population is currently in need of refinement so that adolescents undergoing the transition may be more successful in their adult care programs. JIA has a large group of patients crossing over from pediatrics to adult care, and thus needs to have a more structured and appropriate approach to providing care in this transition.

Objectives: To understand how transition from pediatric to adult services in the JIA population is defined, and identify elements that may be implemented to facilitate better transitional programs.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using ...


Barriers To The Use Of Standard Precautions For Infection Control In Long Term Care Facilities: An Integrative Literature Review., Uyiosa Chu 2018 DePaul University

Barriers To The Use Of Standard Precautions For Infection Control In Long Term Care Facilities: An Integrative Literature Review., Uyiosa Chu

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Barriers to the Use of Standard Precautions for Infection Control in Long Term Care Facilities.

Uyiosa Chu

Research Advisor: Michelle Neuman

College of Science & Health.

Background: Infection control is essential in long term care facilities (LTCFs) and the practice of standard precaution (SP) remains the main stay at reducing the rate of transmission of infectious diseases. However, compliance with the guidelines remain unacceptably low.

Objective: To identify the barriers that limit the use of standard control precautions in LTCFs and to evaluate how current measures address these barriers in order to improve compliance.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted ...


Compliance Of A Ketogenic Diet In Children With Decreased Refractory Epilepsy, Carline Orelien 2018 DePaul University

Compliance Of A Ketogenic Diet In Children With Decreased Refractory Epilepsy, Carline Orelien

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Abstract

Background: Children who are diagnosed with refractory epilepsy are more susceptible to further neurological problems and as a result, are at risk of morbidity and mortality.

Objectives: To explore research that has been conducted regarding the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet in treating children with decreased refractory epilepsy and to recommend the ketogenic diet for pediatric patients who are experiencing otherwise uncontrollable seizures, despite pharmacological therapy.

Method: The integrative literature review was conducted using the two computerized databases PsycINFO and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) between 2013 and 2017 with keywords “ketogenic,” “ketogenic diet,” “epilepsy,” and ...


Risk Factors And Frequency Of Unplanned Readmissions To The Picu, Ashley Walter 2018 DePaul University

Risk Factors And Frequency Of Unplanned Readmissions To The Picu, Ashley Walter

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Background: Early unplanned readmissions to the PICU can be costly to the patient and their family, as well as the hospital. Readmissions have negative outcomes such as increased length of stay and higher morbidity and mortality rates. Determining the frequency of readmissions and the risk factors that lead to them may help plan and prevent these situations.

Objectives: The purpose of the integrative literature review was to identify the frequency of and risk factors leading to early unplanned readmission to the PICU and to determine interventions that may prevent them.

Method: An integrative literature review was completed to identify risk ...


Identifying Risk Factors Of Suicide And Prevention Strategies In Primary Care Setting: An Integrated Literature Review, Jessica Capp 2018 DePaul University

Identifying Risk Factors Of Suicide And Prevention Strategies In Primary Care Setting: An Integrated Literature Review, Jessica Capp

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Background: Suicide is a preventable public health issue and yet, suicides rates continue to be on the rise. Many individuals who attempt and complete suicide have visited their primary care office in the months prior. Nurses working in the primary care setting spend the most amount of time with the patient during these office visits. Therefore, these nurses serve a vital role in suicide identification and prevention. Most nurses in general have little to no training on how to assess, treat, refer, and even talk with a patient about suicide.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to ...


The Impact Of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design On Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Of Premature Neonates: Single Rooms Vs. Multi-Bed Wards An Integrated Literature Review, Tory Bugaieski 2018 DePaul University

The Impact Of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design On Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Of Premature Neonates: Single Rooms Vs. Multi-Bed Wards An Integrated Literature Review, Tory Bugaieski

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Preterm birth is a significant cause of infant death and disability, including impaired neurodevelopmental functioning. Many recent studies report beneficial effects of single-family room (SFR) versus multi-bed-ward design in NICUs, however few studies focus on the neurodevelopmental-associated outcomes. Identification of positive and negative neurodevelopment in each environment will allow nurses and other healthcare providers to strategize patient placement and moderate environmental stimuli to maximize neurodevelopmental outcomes in both settings.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review was to explore current research to evaluate whether neurodevelopmental outcome (including cognitive delay, hearing deficit or loss, and visual impairment) differs between preterm ...


Determining Risk Factors To Decrease Maternal Mortality Related To Chronic Hypertension: An Integrative Literature Review, Chelsea Stellmach 2018 DePaul University

Determining Risk Factors To Decrease Maternal Mortality Related To Chronic Hypertension: An Integrative Literature Review, Chelsea Stellmach

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the United States in 2015 was 26.4, higher than many other developed countries. Maternal deaths due to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are on the rise, including chronic hypertension. Chronic hypertension is defined as blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg before pregnancy or during the first 20 weeks of gestation. This condition occurs in up to 5% of pregnancies which are more likely to result in adverse maternal outcomes. Nearly 40% of maternal deaths are preventable, especially those related to chronic diseases.

Objectives: The purpose of the integrative literature review ...


Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors And Spontaneous Abortions In Early Pregnancies: An Integrated Review Of Literature, Monsurat Okesanjo 2018 DePaul University

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors And Spontaneous Abortions In Early Pregnancies: An Integrated Review Of Literature, Monsurat Okesanjo

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Background: 30 percent of women with Cardiovascular diseases have a risk of having a miscarriage. Modifiable risk factors such as obesity, smoking, drug use, diabetes and/or hypertension are those that can be changed. Non-modifiable risk factors like race, age, or family predisposition are those that cannot be changed but can be controlled.

Objective: The purpose of this literature review is to identify cardiovascular risk factors that can potentially result in a miscarriage of 18-week gestation or less and to properly apply nursing interventions to reduce the number of potential miscarriages.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted with widespread ...


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