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Factors Affecting Hospital Readmission Rates Following An Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead, Courtney Glass Sep 2022

Factors Affecting Hospital Readmission Rates Following An Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead, Courtney Glass

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aim

To synthesise quantitative evidence on factors that impact hospital readmission rates following ACS with comorbidities.

Design

Systematic review and narrative synthesis.

Data Sources

A search of eight electronic databases, including Embase, Medline, PsycINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Scopus and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI).

Review Methods

The search strategy included keywords and MeSH terms to identify English language studies published between 2001 and 2020. The quality of included studies was assessed by two independent reviewers, using Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) critical appraisal tools.

Results

Twenty-four articles were included in the review. All cause 30-day readmission rate was …


Patient Experience Surveys For Children’S Community Health Services: A Scoping Review, Helen J. Nelson, Catherine Pienaar, Anne M. Williams, Ailsa Munns, Katie Mckenzie, Evalotte Mörelius Mar 2022

Patient Experience Surveys For Children’S Community Health Services: A Scoping Review, Helen J. Nelson, Catherine Pienaar, Anne M. Williams, Ailsa Munns, Katie Mckenzie, Evalotte Mörelius

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Patient experience surveys have a user focus and measure the quality of person-centered health care for hospital inpatients and consumers of community health services, providing a governance process to evaluate the quality of care and to action improvement. Experience of care has been described as effective communication, respect and dignity, and emotional support. Measurement criteria for these domains are not standardized, leading to inconsistent reporting of patient experience. The objective of this scoping review was to synthesize evidence for measuring experience of care in children’s community health services using the Joanna Briggs Institute framework for scoping review method. Three parent-reported …


Does Midwifery-Led Care Demonstrate Care Ethics: A Template Analysis, Kate Buchanan, Elizabeth Newnham, Deborah Ireson, Clare Davison, Sara Bayes Feb 2022

Does Midwifery-Led Care Demonstrate Care Ethics: A Template Analysis, Kate Buchanan, Elizabeth Newnham, Deborah Ireson, Clare Davison, Sara Bayes

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background:

Ethical care in maternity is fundamental to providing care that both prevents harm and does good, and yet, there is growing acknowledgement that disrespect and abuse routinely occur in this context, which indicates that current ethical frameworks are not adequate. Care ethics offers an alternative to the traditional biomedical ethical principles.

Research aim:

The aim of the study was to determine whether a correlation exists between midwifery-led care and care ethics as an important first step in an action research project.

Research design:

Template analysis was chosen for this part of the action research. Template analysis is a design …


Breech Presentation Management: A Critical Review Of Leading Clinical Practice Guidelines, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin Jan 2022

Breech Presentation Management: A Critical Review Of Leading Clinical Practice Guidelines, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Problem

Clinical practice guidelines are designed to guide clinicians and consumers of maternity services in clinical decision making, but recommendations are often consensus based and differ greatly between leading organisations.

Background

Breech birth is a divisive clinical issue, however vaginal breech births continue to occur despite a globally high caesarean section rate for breech presenting fetuses. Inconsistencies are known to exist between clinical practice guidelines relating to the management of breech presentation.

Aim

The aim of this review was to critically evaluate and compare leading obstetric clinical practice guidelines related to the management of breech presenting fetuses.

Methods

Leading obstetric …


Competing Worlds: The Private Lives Of Women Nurse Students And Gender Equity In Higher Education, Lesley Andrew, Ken Robinson, Leesa Costello, Julie Dare Jan 2022

Competing Worlds: The Private Lives Of Women Nurse Students And Gender Equity In Higher Education, Lesley Andrew, Ken Robinson, Leesa Costello, Julie Dare

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

© 2020 Society for Research into Higher Education. A longitudinal qualitative study of undergraduate women nursing students demonstrated the profound and pervasive influence of the heterosexual intimate relationship on their university engagement and achievement. Hitherto, the importance of women’s private lives have been underappreciated in the arenas of student equity and retention. The study showed that traditional ideas of gender held within the intimate relationship were highly detrimental to student autonomy and capacity to engage, and that the university’s organisation and delivery of the curriculum exacerbated the situation. Participants made personal sacrifices, which, while enabling continuation of their studies, were …


It Cannot Happen, Never: A Qualitative Study Exploring Youth Views On Disclosure Of Hiv Diagnosis To Their Sexual Partners In Southern Malawi, Maggie Zgambo, Diana Arabiat, Deborah M. Ireson Dr Dec 2021

It Cannot Happen, Never: A Qualitative Study Exploring Youth Views On Disclosure Of Hiv Diagnosis To Their Sexual Partners In Southern Malawi, Maggie Zgambo, Diana Arabiat, Deborah M. Ireson Dr

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

With the availability of antiretroviral therapy, more children living with HIV live longer than before and grow into young adulthood. This study examined the concerns of youth about disclosure of an HIV diagnosis to their sexual partners and attempted to gain an understanding of their HIV status disclosure experiences, views, and plans. A focused ethnography was undertaken. Using semi-structured interviews, data were collected from 20 youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years who were attending an HIV clinic. The findings highlight that youth generally struggled to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners. The most frequent reasons …


Experiences Of Western Australian Rural Nursing Graduates: A Mixed Method Analysis, Amanda C. Graf, Barbara Nattabi, Elisabeth Jacob, Diane Twigg Dec 2021

Experiences Of Western Australian Rural Nursing Graduates: A Mixed Method Analysis, Amanda C. Graf, Barbara Nattabi, Elisabeth Jacob, Diane Twigg

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aims and objectives:

To determine whether the current rural graduate programmes in Western Australia adequately support new graduate nurses transitioning into practice.

Background:

Graduate nurse's transition to employment is a time of significant change and challenge, often resulting in periods of transition shock. These challenges are magnified in rural areas where graduates have to relocate to commence their career with limited rural nursing experience. Graduate programmes were developed to smooth the transition for university trained bachelor's degree registered nurses into the workforce. Supportive graduate nursing programmes are essential for enabling transition to practice and reduce attrition rates.

Design:

Longitudinal convergent …


Reflecting On Experiences Of Care: An Exploratory Qualitative Descriptive Study Of The Perspectives Of Stroke Survivors, Families And Staff, Caroline Bulsara, Rosemary Saunders, Laura Emery, Christopher Etherton-Beer Dec 2021

Reflecting On Experiences Of Care: An Exploratory Qualitative Descriptive Study Of The Perspectives Of Stroke Survivors, Families And Staff, Caroline Bulsara, Rosemary Saunders, Laura Emery, Christopher Etherton-Beer

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Objective:

The aim of this study was to identify barriers and enablers from the perspectives of stroke survivors, carers and staff to understand the experiences of care.

Design:

The study used a qualitative descriptive methodology and employed semistructured interview technique.

Setting:

A metropolitan stroke rehabilitation unit in Western Australia providing rehabilitation services for inpatients and outpatients.

Participants:

Overall, 10 participants (four staff, four stroke survivors and two primary carers) were interviewed. Transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis.

Results:

Experiences of care focused on lack of time, urgency to regain mobility, postshock recovery, uncertainty about the future and the importance of …


Nurses’ Perceptions Of Factors Influencing Treatment Engagement Among Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases: A Systematic Review, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead, Prachi Kaistha Dec 2021

Nurses’ Perceptions Of Factors Influencing Treatment Engagement Among Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases: A Systematic Review, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead, Prachi Kaistha

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background:

Nurses are key to the success of patient engagement, yet we know little about nurses’ perceptions on treatment engagement and how they can contribute to treatment engagement. Qualitative evidence to identify factors that influence treatment engagement among patients with CVD from nurse’s perspective is limited.

Methods:

This systematic review of qualitative research was based on the PRISMA reporting guidelines. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Critical Appraisal Checklist was used to assess quality by two reviewers independently. Data were collected from Medline, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsychINFO, Embase- Non-Medline, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library, were systematically searched from 2001 to …


Healthy Eating And Physical Activity Among New Graduate Nurses: A Qualitative Study Of Barriers And Enablers During Their First Year Of Clinical Practice, Elizabeth Brogan, Chris Rossiter, Christine Duffield, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson Oct 2021

Healthy Eating And Physical Activity Among New Graduate Nurses: A Qualitative Study Of Barriers And Enablers During Their First Year Of Clinical Practice, Elizabeth Brogan, Chris Rossiter, Christine Duffield, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: New graduate nurses entering the workforce experience numerous barriers to maintaining a healthy lifestyle including shift work, the high cost of healthy foods at the workplace and high levels of exhaustion which reduce motivation to participate in regular physical activity. Research has documented unhealthy lifestyles among nurses across the profession. However, few studies focus on graduates' experiences during their transition into their careers. Aim: To investigate the barriers and enablers to healthy eating and participation in physical activity for new graduate nurses during their first year of clinical practice, and to explore attitudes to participation in workplace health promotion …


Online Learning And Teaching Approaches Used In Midwifery Programs: A Scoping Review, Terri Downer, Michelle Gray, Tanya Capper Aug 2021

Online Learning And Teaching Approaches Used In Midwifery Programs: A Scoping Review, Terri Downer, Michelle Gray, Tanya Capper

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Objective: The objective of this scoping review was to map and identify existing literature that described online learning and teaching approaches used in midwifery education. Design: An extensive search of multiple databases and gray literature was undertaken following the JBI standards, using predefined selection criteria and following the PRISMA guidelines. Methods: This scoping review included studies published in English between 2010 and 2020 that explored the online approaches to learning and teaching for undergraduate midwifery students. The articles were reviewed by three reviewers and content analysis was undertaken. Results: Twenty-seven articles were included in the review. Results suggest that student …


Language Abilities In Children Born To Mothers Diagnosed With Diabetes: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Diana Arabiat, Mohammad Al Jabery, Mark Jenkins, Vivien Kemp, Lisa Whitehead, Gary Adams Aug 2021

Language Abilities In Children Born To Mothers Diagnosed With Diabetes: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Diana Arabiat, Mohammad Al Jabery, Mark Jenkins, Vivien Kemp, Lisa Whitehead, Gary Adams

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: This meta-analysis reviewed and synthesized the available evidence on the association between intrauterine exposure to maternal diabetes and language abilities in children. Method: MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global, and Google Scholar databases were searched through December 2020. Studies were systematically searched, and effect sizes were calculated using random effects models. Results: Twelve studies were identified for inclusion in this review, however, only 10 were included in the meta-analysis. Sample size ranged from 9 to 115 participants in the diabetes group and 28 to 8192 in the control and aged around 3 years. The pooled results of …


Learning Objectives Of Cultural Immersion Programs: A Scoping Review, Kate Buchanan, Marrianne Velandia, Marina Weckend, Sara Bayes May 2021

Learning Objectives Of Cultural Immersion Programs: A Scoping Review, Kate Buchanan, Marrianne Velandia, Marina Weckend, Sara Bayes

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Cultural immersion as a learning activity provides students with the opportunity to experience diversity and develop cultural safety. Both, ‘Study Abroad Programs’ and ‘Internationalisation at Home’ (IaH) aim to provide a cultural immersion experience for students. However, explicit learning objectives are essential for quality pedagogy and for students to develop cultural safety from their learning experience. Objective: To identify the learning objectives of study abroad and Internationalisation at Home (IaH) programs in higher education health profession programs. Design: A scoping review was undertaken according to recommendations by the Joanna Briggs Institute (Peters et al., 2020) and PRISMA guidelines. Data …


Changes In Exercise And Musculoskeletal Symptoms Of Novice Nurses: A One-Year Follow-Up Study, Judith Dianne Pugh, Lucy Gelder, Kylie Cormack, Anne M. Williams, Diane E. Twigg, Margaret Giles, Anthony J. Blazevich Apr 2021

Changes In Exercise And Musculoskeletal Symptoms Of Novice Nurses: A One-Year Follow-Up Study, Judith Dianne Pugh, Lucy Gelder, Kylie Cormack, Anne M. Williams, Diane E. Twigg, Margaret Giles, Anthony J. Blazevich

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background

Nursing is a high-risk occupation for work-related musculoskeletal disorders and many nursing students have a history of musculoskeletal symptoms.

Aims

To quantify (1) changes in exercise and musculoskeletal symptoms from pre-registration to 12-month registered nurses, and (2) the best predictor of severity of musculoskeletal symptoms from measures of the five physical fitness components and exercise participation.

Methods

In this longitudinal study, August 2013 to April 2015, 62 (55.9%) of 111 nursing students fitness tested completed questionnaires measuring nursing work history, exercise, and musculoskeletal symptoms at baseline and 12 months post-registration.

Findings

Nurses’ exercise participation declined post-registration and 38.0% were …


Development Of Nurse Practitioner Metaspecialty Clinical Practice Standards: A National Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Anne Gardner, Christopher Helms, Glenn Gardner, Fiona Coyer, Helen Gosby Mar 2021

Development Of Nurse Practitioner Metaspecialty Clinical Practice Standards: A National Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Anne Gardner, Christopher Helms, Glenn Gardner, Fiona Coyer, Helen Gosby

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

AIM: To achieve profession-wide consensus on clinical practice standards for six broad Australian nurse practitioner specialty areas (termed metaspecialties). DESIGN: Sequential mixed methods with initial interpretive study (Interpretive Phase) followed by modified three-round Delphi study (Survey Phase). METHODS: Participants from all Australian jurisdictions were recruited. Main eligibility criterion was current endorsement as a nurse practitioner for 12 or more months. Interpretive Phase comprised in-depth interviews of purposeful sample of nurse practitioners to identify clinical care activities and practice processes. Six sets of draft clinical practice standards relevant to six previously identified metaspecialties were developed. Outcome informed Round 1 of Survey …


Revealing Meaning From Story: The Application Of Narrative Inquiry To Explore The Factors That Influence Decision Making In Relation To The Withdrawal Of Life-Sustaining Treatment In The Intensive Care Unit, Fiona Foxall, Deborah Sundin, Amanda Towell-Barnard Phd, Mnursing, Beverly Ewens, Vivien Kemp, Davina Porock Jan 2021

Revealing Meaning From Story: The Application Of Narrative Inquiry To Explore The Factors That Influence Decision Making In Relation To The Withdrawal Of Life-Sustaining Treatment In The Intensive Care Unit, Fiona Foxall, Deborah Sundin, Amanda Towell-Barnard Phd, Mnursing, Beverly Ewens, Vivien Kemp, Davina Porock

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

This paper considers the effectiveness of narrative inquiry as a research method in collecting and analyzing stories from a purposive sample of intensive care nurses and doctors, regarding their perceptions of the factors that influence decision-making in relation to the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment. Delaying the withdrawal of treatment when it is clearly indicated, may result in unnecessary patient suffering at the end of life, distress for the family as well as moral distress for staff. In narrative inquiry participants’ first-hand accounts of their experiences are told through story; the focus of analysis is the story, with the story …


An Early Collaborative Intervention Focusing On Parent-Infant Interaction In The Neonatal Period. A Descriptive Study Of The Developmental Framework, Charlotte Sahlén Helmer, Ulrika Birberg Thornberg, Evalotte Mörelius Jan 2021

An Early Collaborative Intervention Focusing On Parent-Infant Interaction In The Neonatal Period. A Descriptive Study Of The Developmental Framework, Charlotte Sahlén Helmer, Ulrika Birberg Thornberg, Evalotte Mörelius

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Moderate to late preterm infants are at risk of developing problems later in life. To support attachment and infants’ development, high quality parent-infant interaction is important. Parent-infant interaction is known to improve through intervention programs but since no such intervention program is addressed directly to moderate to late preterm infants, a tailor-made intervention was developed. The aim was to describe the rationale, development, framework and practical provision of a new early collaborative intervention program. This study has a descriptive design and the intervention is described using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication. During an intervention-session, the preterm infant’s cues …


The Role Of Acceptance And Commitment Therapy In Cardiovascular And Diabetes Healthcare: A Scoping Review, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead, Lisa Newson, Felicity Astin, Paramjit Gill, Deirdre A. Lane, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Lis Neubeck, Chantal F. Ski, David R. Thompson, Helen Walthall, Ian D. Jones Jan 2021

The Role Of Acceptance And Commitment Therapy In Cardiovascular And Diabetes Healthcare: A Scoping Review, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead, Lisa Newson, Felicity Astin, Paramjit Gill, Deirdre A. Lane, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Lis Neubeck, Chantal F. Ski, David R. Thompson, Helen Walthall, Ian D. Jones

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an adapted form of cognitive behavioural therapy. ACT focuses on how thinking affects behaviour and promotes psychological flexibility. The prevalence of psychological distress among people living with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is high, and ACT may offer an alternative treatment approach. This scoping review explored the use of ACT as an intervention to support adults living with CVD and/or T2DM. A systematic search of the literature resulted in the inclusion of 15 studies. Studies were reviewed using the Joanna Briggs Institute approach to conducting scoping reviews. Most studies (n …


A Delirium Prevalence Audit And A Pre And Post Evaluation Of An Interprofessional Education Intervention To Increase Staff Knowledge About Delirium In Older Adults, Bev Ewens, Karla Seaman, Lisa Whitehead, Mandy Towell-Barnard, Michelle Young Jan 2021

A Delirium Prevalence Audit And A Pre And Post Evaluation Of An Interprofessional Education Intervention To Increase Staff Knowledge About Delirium In Older Adults, Bev Ewens, Karla Seaman, Lisa Whitehead, Mandy Towell-Barnard, Michelle Young

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background

Delirium is more prevalent in older people and estimated to occur in up to 50% of the hospital population. Delirium comprises a spectrum of behaviours, including cognitive and attention deficits, and fluctuating levels of consciousness, often associated with an underlying physiological disturbance. Delirium has been increasingly associated with adverse outcomes. Although often preventable or can at least be mitigated, delirium may not be a standard part of assessment and thus may not be recognized in the early stages when it is most likely to be treated successfully. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge …


The Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Of Midwives On The Vaccination Coverage Rates In Perth’S Aboriginal Children, Rebecca Carman, Lesley Andrew, Amanda Devine Jan 2021

The Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Of Midwives On The Vaccination Coverage Rates In Perth’S Aboriginal Children, Rebecca Carman, Lesley Andrew, Amanda Devine

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Midwives are well placed to promote vaccination awareness throughout a women’s pregnancy and strengthen childhood vaccination demand following hospital discharge. In Perth, Western Australia, Aboriginal children experience some of the lowest vaccination coverage rates across the nation. To identify factors preventing greater vaccination uptake amongst the target population, a theory-based study was conducted with midwives across two Perth maternity hospitals to explore behavioural attributes, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs surrounding vaccination provision and the vaccines administered to Aboriginal children. Methods: A purpose-designed questionnaire was distributed to midwives working in two Perth public maternity hospitals. The proximal constructs of The Theory …


Into The Breech: A Multi-National E-Delphi Study Exploring Breech Presentation And Birth Care, Sara Morris Jan 2021

Into The Breech: A Multi-National E-Delphi Study Exploring Breech Presentation And Birth Care, Sara Morris

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aim: To establish consensus regarding care of women with a breech presenting fetus through the exploration of participants’ knowledge, experiences and opinions regarding breech presentation and care.

Design: Three round Delphi e-survey

Setting: Multi-national

Participants: A panel of fifteen midwives, four obstetricians and one academic with an interest in breech care and birth.

Methods: The initial survey comprised of open-ended questions. Answers were coded and integrated to form statements presented to participants over 3 sections in the second round due to the abundance of information collected from first round responses. Consensus was deemed reached if 70% or more of participants …


Midwives’ Strategies For Coping With Barriers To Providing Quality Maternal And Neonatal Care: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study, Yakubu Ismaila, Sara Bayes, Sadie Geraghty Jan 2021

Midwives’ Strategies For Coping With Barriers To Providing Quality Maternal And Neonatal Care: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study, Yakubu Ismaila, Sara Bayes, Sadie Geraghty

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Midwives face direct and indirect barriers in their workplaces that have negative consequences on their ability to provide quality care to women and neonates, however, they still carry on with their duties. This study aimed at investigating the coping strategies that Ghanaian midwives adopt to be able to complete their work. Methods: Glaserian Grounded theory was used in this study. Data were collected through non-participant observations and semi-structured interviews. The study participants included 29 midwives who worked in labour/birthing environments and a pharmacist, a social worker, a national Health Insurance Scheme manager and a health services manager. Findings: The …


Nursing And Allied Health Staff Perceptions And Experiences Of A Volunteer Stroke Peer Support Program: A Qualitative Study, Rosemary Saunders, Kien Chan, Renée M. Graham, Elena Adams, Caroline E. Bulsara, Karla Seaman, Marcella Cranny-Connolly Jan 2021

Nursing And Allied Health Staff Perceptions And Experiences Of A Volunteer Stroke Peer Support Program: A Qualitative Study, Rosemary Saunders, Kien Chan, Renée M. Graham, Elena Adams, Caroline E. Bulsara, Karla Seaman, Marcella Cranny-Connolly

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Purpose: Stroke brings about physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes and, conse-quently, many stroke survivors feel underprepared for the transition from hospital to home. Nursing and allied health staff have a key role in stroke rehabilitation. Peer support programs have been found effective in supporting stroke survivors, alongside hospital staff caring for stroke patients, by providing experiential knowledge that staff are not able to provide. Aim: This study explored the perceptions and experiences of nursing and allied health staff of a volunteer peer support program for stroke inpatients. Methods: This study utilised a qualitative, evaluative case study design. This study was …


The Impact Of Nurse Staffing Methodologies On Nurse And Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review, Diane E. Twigg, Lisa Whitehead, Gemma Doleman, Sonia El-Zaemey Jan 2021

The Impact Of Nurse Staffing Methodologies On Nurse And Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review, Diane E. Twigg, Lisa Whitehead, Gemma Doleman, Sonia El-Zaemey

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aim

Aim of this study is to systematically review and synthesize available evidence to identify the association between nurse staffing methodologies and nurse and patient outcomes.

Design

Systematic review and narrative synthesis.

Data sources

A search of MEDLINE (EBSCO), CINAHL (EBSCO) and Web of Science was conducted for studies published in English between January 2000 and January 2020.

Review methods

The reporting of this review and narrative synthesis was guided by the preferred reporting items for systematic and meta-analysis guidelines (PRISMA) statement and data synthesis guided by the Synthesis Without Meta-analysis (SWiM) guideline. The quality of each article was assessed …


Fathers’ Experiences Of Feeding Their Extremely Preterm Infants In Family-Centred Neonatal Intensive Care: A Qualitative Study, Evalotte Mörelius, Sofia Brogren, Sandra Andersson, Siw Alehagen Jan 2021

Fathers’ Experiences Of Feeding Their Extremely Preterm Infants In Family-Centred Neonatal Intensive Care: A Qualitative Study, Evalotte Mörelius, Sofia Brogren, Sandra Andersson, Siw Alehagen

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background:

Extremely preterm infants need advanced intensive care for survival and are usually not discharged before they reach the time of expected birth. In a family-centred neonatal intensive care unit both parents are involved at all levels of care including the feeding process. However, studies focusing on fathers in this situation are scarce. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of feeding extremely preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit from fathers’ perspectives.

Methods:

The study adopts a qualitative inductive method, reported according to the COREQ checklist. Seven fathers of extremely preterm infants (gestational age 24–27 …


The Effectiveness Of Nurse-Led Interventions To Prevent Childhood And Adolescent Overweight And Obesity: A Systematic Review Of Randomised Trials, Lisa Whitehead, Istvan (Ishti) Kabdebo, Melissa Dunham, Robyn Quinn, Jennifer Hummelshoj, Cobie George, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson Jan 2021

The Effectiveness Of Nurse-Led Interventions To Prevent Childhood And Adolescent Overweight And Obesity: A Systematic Review Of Randomised Trials, Lisa Whitehead, Istvan (Ishti) Kabdebo, Melissa Dunham, Robyn Quinn, Jennifer Hummelshoj, Cobie George, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background:

Obesity among children and adolescents continues to rise worldwide. Despite the efforts of the healthcare workforce, limited high-quality evidence has been put forward demonstrating effective childhood obesity interventions. The role of nurses as primary actors in childhood obesity prevention has also been underresearched given the size of the workforce and their growing involvement in chronic disease prevention.

Aim:

To examine the effectiveness of nurse-led interventions to prevent childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity.

Design:

A systematic review of randomised trials.

Data sources:

Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane (CENTRAL), ProQuest Central and SCOPUS were searched from inception to March 2020.

Review …


Beliefs About Illness And Treatment Decision Modelling During Ill-Health In Arabic Families, Diana Arabiat, Lisa Whitehead, Mohammad Al Jabery, Ayman Hamdan-Mansour, Abeer Shaheen, Eman Abu Sabbah Jan 2021

Beliefs About Illness And Treatment Decision Modelling During Ill-Health In Arabic Families, Diana Arabiat, Lisa Whitehead, Mohammad Al Jabery, Ayman Hamdan-Mansour, Abeer Shaheen, Eman Abu Sabbah

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: The use of self-prescribed antibiotics and other unproven herbal remedies is common in the Arab world. Understanding how family members decide to manage illness is an important priority for health care providers.

Purpose: This paper presents a new model that can be viewed as an extension to the Health Belief Model and help clarifies the cognitive processes families use to manage illness in an Arab family in Jordan. It aims to generate an understanding of family beliefs about the causes of illness and appraisal of how best to manage illness in an Arab family.

Methods: A qualitative approach using …


Examining The Average Scores Of Nursing Teamwork Subscales In An Acute Private Medical Ward, Martina Costello, Kylie Rusell, Tracey Coventry Jan 2021

Examining The Average Scores Of Nursing Teamwork Subscales In An Acute Private Medical Ward, Martina Costello, Kylie Rusell, Tracey Coventry

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Healthcare is delivered by multidisciplinary healthcare teams who rely on communication and effective teamwork to ensure safe patient care. Teamwork builds on employee cohesion and reduces medical and nursing errors, resulting in greater patient satisfaction and improved healthcare. Effective teamwork not only improves efficiency and patient safety but leads to a healthier and happier workplace, reducing burnout among healthcare professionals. The purpose of this paper is to describe the findings of a pilot project on an acute medical ward in Western Australia. The aim was to understand the participants perceived level of teamwork to support future work practices and …


Estimating The Economic Cost Of Nurse Sensitive Adverse Events Amongst Patients In Medical And Surgical Settings, Aileen Murphy, Peter Griffiths, Christine Duffield, Noeleen M. Brady, Anne Philomena Scott, Jane Ball, Jonathan Drennan Jan 2021

Estimating The Economic Cost Of Nurse Sensitive Adverse Events Amongst Patients In Medical And Surgical Settings, Aileen Murphy, Peter Griffiths, Christine Duffield, Noeleen M. Brady, Anne Philomena Scott, Jane Ball, Jonathan Drennan

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aims: To identify the costs associated with nurse sensitive adverse events and the impact of these events on patients’ length of stay. Design: Retrospective cohort study using administrative hospital data. Methods: Data were sourced from patient discharge information (N = 5544) from six acute wards within three hospitals (July 2016–October 2017). A retrospective patient record review was undertaken by extracting data from the hospitals’ administrative systems on inpatient discharges, length of stay and diagnoses; eleven adverse events sensitive to nurse staffing were identified within the administrative system. A negative binomial regression is employed to assess the impact of nurse sensitive …


Questionnaires To Measure Process And Structure Of Quality Indicators For Pediatric Nursing, Maria Forsner, Evalotte Mörelius, Lena Hanberger Jan 2021

Questionnaires To Measure Process And Structure Of Quality Indicators For Pediatric Nursing, Maria Forsner, Evalotte Mörelius, Lena Hanberger

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Introduction The quality of nursing care has a significant impact on the outcomes of care. The specific needs of children requiring hospital care make it essential to monitor and compare data not only on the medically oriented outcome measure but also on nursing care, structure, and process, requiring perspectives from registered nurses (RNs) and nurse managers (NMs). Thus, this project aimed to evaluate the structure and process of nursing quality indicators in pediatric hospital care with questionnaires distributed to RN and NM. Methods We developed separate questionnaires for NMs and RNs to assess the process and structure of the quality …