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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510117

Longitudinal Study of Lung Function, Exhaled Nitric Oxide and Level of Asthma Control in Children and Adolescents

Uarlhinson Oliveira Andrade, Giselle Santos Magalhaes, Nulma Souto Jentzsch and Maria Gloria Rodrigues-Machado

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 30, 2019

Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, defined by history of respiratory symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, along with chronic airflow limitation. This disease presents different phenotypes which may be related to the natural history of the disease, with immune, inflammatory and structural characteristics of the airways and clinical control. The inflammation, structural changes caused by the maintenance of the infl...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510116

Family-Centered Care - A Tool to Decrease Malnutrition among Children in Vietnam

Anna Hagstrom, Hedvig Floren and Kristina Rosengren

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 24, 2019

Data collection was gained by seven semi-structured interviews with nursing students in their last year at the Advanced Nursing Program at Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam. Data was analyzed through a manifest qualitative content analysis. One category was found; Support through family-centered care, which includes two subcategories; Supporting healthy eating habits within the family and Managing limited resources, which describe nursing student's experiences of malnutrition among children in V...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510115

Continuity of Care Model for Older Adults

Carmen M Sarabia Cobo

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 04, 2019

In 2000, the world population of people over 60 was 600 million and the projection for 2050 is 2,000 million. This means the consequent increase in chronic, degenerative, debilitating and, therefore, the increase in consultations and hospitalizations for this population. It is important that the elderly dependent suffer numerous hospital admissions that may lead to return to his home in different conditions that he entered. It is therefore necessary to emphasize something important for nurses: t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510114

Difficulties in Clinical Nursing Education: Views of Nurse Instructors'

Gulten Sucu Dag, Hulya Firat Kilic and Refia Selma Gorgulu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 03, 2019

The study was conducted to determine the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education. This is a descriptive study. The sample of this study was comprised of 199 nurse academicians. A socio-demographic data collection form and a survey on the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education form was developed by researchers to be used for data collection in an electronic environment. It was determined that the difficulties of nurse instructors' exp...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510113

Health Coaching and Motivational Interventions for Diabetes and Hypertension Care

Thomas TH Wan, Waleed Kattan and Amanda Terry

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 19, 2018

A systematic review on diabetes care was centered in their modifying effects of coaching and motivational interventions on diabetes and hypertension care. Critical issues pertaining to the dose-response relationship between the intervention program and outcomes, the cost-effectiveness evaluation, and the lengths of observation were noted. A positive impact of health coaching (HC) and motivational intervension (MI) was noted in this review of randomized controlled studies. However, successful res...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510112

ASPECT - Insufficient Care Environment Regarding Privacy, Views, Comfort and Facilities for Critically Ill Patients at One Emergency Department in Vietnam - An Observation Study

Sara Charmi, Amanda Johansson Landell and Kristina Rosengren

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 13, 2018

The importance of a healthy environment was noted by Florence Nightingale in the 19th century and is part of nurses' role of increasing health and well-being. The aim of this study was to investigate the care environment in emergency care (emergency ward and intensive care unit) at Hanoi Medical University Hospital in Vietnam. The study was conducted in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Vietnam using a mixed methods design; quantitative (standardized protocol) and qualitative (f...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510111

Correlation between Alcohol-Based Handrub Consumption and Adherence to Hand Hygiene Protocols in Individual Nurses

Yoko Yamamoto, Kiyomi Harada, Masako Murota, Yukie Takishita, Yoko Iwawaki, Tomoko Matsuoka, Yukari Nishiuchi, Toshie Ibayashi and Kenya Matsumoto

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: November 30, 2018

Hand hygiene helps prevent health care-associated infections. Prior studies have investigated methods to measure adherence to hand hygiene protocols and have attempted to determine the correlation between alcohol-based handrub consumption and hand hygiene adherence via direct observation in healthcare facilities or wards, but there remains need for methods measuring hand hygiene adherence in individual health care workers. The failure of even one worker to adhere to the hand hygiene protocols ca...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510110

Cognitive Impairment and Associated Factors in Patients Hospitalized in Neurology Services

Emel Bahadir-Yilmaz and Elvan E ATA

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 26, 2018

Cognitive impairments commonly occur due to neurological diseases and elderly. Cognitive impairments in many elderly patients is thought to be related only to neurological disease. However, it is necessary to investigate whether this impairment is due to age. Because cognitive impairment may adversely affect the treatment and care needs of elderly patients; therefore, it is important to assess their cognitive functions. This was a descriptive study conducted to identify cognitive impairment and ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510109

Managing a Stressful Work Environment through Improved Teamwork - A Qualitative Content Analysis of Nurses Working Environment within Emergency Care

Djanda Horn, Maddeleine Lindström and Kristina Rosengren

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 26, 2018

The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of their working environment in emergency departments at a general hospital in Manila, Philippines. The working environment within emergency care is complex and unpredictable and may influence patient safety. Nurses are challenged by increased patient flow, staff shortages and heavy workload. This study used a qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach based on semi-structured interviews with nine nurses at emergency departme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510108

Impact on Caregivers of Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) in the United States: Results from the Living with MPNs Survey

Dilan Paranagama, Shreekant Parasuraman, Jingbo Yu, Lindsey Lyle and Ruben Mesa

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 23, 2018

904 patients with MPNs aged 18-70 years in the US who completed the online Living with MPNs survey between April and November, 2016. The MPN Symptom Assessment Form Total Symptom Score was used to describe symptom burden. Patient-reported need for caregiver assistance and caregivers' employment change due to MPNs was reported. Most survey respondents to this US survey reported receiving MPN-related caregiver assistance. A higher symptom burden was reported by those receiving assistance than thos...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510107

Qualitative Study of Supervisor Feedback on Nurse Managers' Reflective Journals

Yumiko Kuraoka

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 17, 2018

A total of 63 nurse managers participated in an experiential learning-based program that included writing entries in a reflective journal and supervisor feedback. The Experiential Learning Inventory on the Job (ELI) was administered before and after the program. Overall, 10 nurse managers showed apparent changes in their Experiential Learning Inventory scores after completing the program. We qualitatively analyzed the data from 41 reflective journal entries written by these 10 nurses along with ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510106

Prostatic Artery Embolisation with Bletilla Striata Particles in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Resulted from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Xuelu Zhou, Shangjun Zhou, Ping Zhan and Jianfeng Zhang

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 17, 2018

The aim of this study was to explore the safety and efficacy of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) with Bletilla striata particles as embolic agent in treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) resulted from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Superselective angiogram of prostatic artery was performed with Seldinger's technique, and the artery was occluded with Bletilla striata particles 150-200 mm. PAE was successful in 68 of 75 patients (90.7%)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510105

Marital Adjustment of Women Living in Two Different Provinces of Turkey and their Attitudes towards Violence against Women

Betül Aktas, Hasret Yalcinoz Baysal and Medine Yilmaz

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 16, 2018

The study is a descriptive and cross-sectional one. The population of the study included 18-49 year old married women residing in the eastern (Erzurum) and the western (İzmir) part of Turkey. Of these women, 303 who presented to the Family Health Center for any reason and volunteered to participate in the study comprised the study sample. To collect the study data, the Sociodemographic Characteristics Questionnaire, the Attitudes towards Violence against Women Scale and the Marital Adjustment S...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510104

Training of French Nursing Students on Drawing Blood Culture: Results from a Broad Electronic Survey

Barbara Alves and Romain Jouffroy

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 08, 2018

Early implementation of appropriate treatments reduces mortality of sepsis, but before starting antibiotherapy, drawing blood culture is essential to identify the source of sepsis and to adapt treatment. Suboptimal practices result in blood culture contamination from patient's skin at the venepuncture site. As blood culture is the standard method to diagnose a bacteraemia, appropriate training of nursing students can promote good clinical practice. This study aims to evaluate the teaching and th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510103

Risk Factors for Postoperative Delirium after Cardiac Surgery

Yutaka Matsuura, Mitsuki Kamidaira and Akiko Tamura

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 25, 2018

Postoperative delirium affects prognosis and the probability of survival. It is important for medical professionals to predict and prevent delirium, as well as implement appropriate interventions, early in the course of care. This study sought to reveal the risk factors for postoperative delirium based on general characteristics such as circulatory dynamics in patients admitted to the ICU after cardiac surgery. Patients who underwent cardiac surgery were included in this study (n = 149). Trained...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510102

Set Up of "Longitudinal Care" Paradigm in Contemporary Family Medicine and Community Nursing

Manuel Ortega-Calvo and Manuel Angel Calvo-Calvo

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 15, 2018

The paradigm constitutes the development of what is called "normal science". On the other hand, one of the essential characteristics of medical and nursing practices in primary health care (PHC) is the longitudinal heed of human beings. William Rathbone VI was a merchant and businessman noted for his philanthropic work. In 1859 his appreciation for the services of a nurse, Mary Robinson, engaged to care for his dying wife, prompted him to campaign for a system of district nursing to enable the p...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510101

Hierarchical Linear Modeling Application in Analyzing Occupational Injuries Related Factors for Nurses in Taiwan

Min-Hui Li, Yu-Lung Wu, Fu-I Hou and Wan-Yun Huang

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 15, 2018

Nurses are prone to occupational injuries due to the nature of their roles in the medical care environment. To narrow the gap in literature, this research analyzes the relevant individual- and hospital-level factors of occupational injuries suffered by nursing personnel in Taiwan by targeting those with occupational injury records in the 2013 National Health Insurance Research Database. A two-level research model consisting of the individual demographic data, hospital category and types, and ind...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510100

Investigation of the Violence and Violence Types against the Healthcare Staff Working in 112 Emergency Service

Leyla Yaka and Nalan Gordeles Beser

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

This study was conducted between the dates of December 2015 and June 2016 with 100 healthcare staff (physicians and other personnel) working in emergency service stations, in the chief physician department of 112, and in the command and control center of 112, all of which fall within the body of the Niğde Provincial Directorate of Health. Before conducting the study, written permission to perform the study was obtained from the Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University's Ethical Committee and the Niğ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510099

Ethnic Diversity and its Effect on Illness Perception and Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Ayala Gonen

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

Israel is a country with a mosaic of different cultures. All residents undergo a process of change and are united under a single culture. The study main purpose was to investigate whether Ethnic diversity have effect on illness perception and self-management of Type 2 Diabetes patients (DSMES) in Israel. The methodology used was a descriptive, exploratory design, 250 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), born in Israel, or in the former USSR, aged 35-75, (response rate 80%). Two instrum...

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