Adaptation of Dialysis Patients to Activities of Daily Life and Evaluation of Quality of Life
Zumrut Akgun sahin, PhD, RN
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 14, 2019
This study was conducted in order to determine the life quality and depression levels of patients receiving hemodialysis treatment and their compliance to daily life activities. This cross-sectional study consisted of 145 patients with hemodialysis treatment who applied to the Medicine Polyclinic of a hospital in Turkey. Physically insufficient patients. It turned out that those with visual, hearing and taste problems cannot perform independently of daily activities. In the meantime, by using an...
Faculty Knowledge, Awareness, Value, and Self-Efficacy in Teaching Systems Thinking to Nursing Students: A Pilot Study
Alaa Nabil Mahsoon and Mary Dolansky
Article Type: Pilot Study | First Published: June 06, 2019
Systems thinking is a core competency in nursing education. The assessment of knowledge, awareness and value of, and self-efficacy for teaching systems thinking among faculty is an important step to plan faculty development process. A 17-item faculty questionnaire was developed to assess the knowledge, awareness and value of, and self-efficacy for teaching systems thinking to nursing students as a part of a pilot study. The questionnaire was administered to the nursing faculty at a nursing schoo...
Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Hourly Rounding: A Private Australian Catholic Hospital Single Case Study
Karen Francis, RN, PhD, MEd, MHlthScPHC, Andriy Kurtsev, RN, Donna Walter, RN, Cara Steele, BBSc, PGDPsy, PGDip, Stats and Carolyn Staines, BSc, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 05, 2019
Evidence suggests that structured nursing rounds are associated with positive outcomes. However, a number of barriers to effective hourly rounding have been reported. Rounding practices were implemented in a medical/ surgical ward at a regional hospital in Australia, in 2014, aiming to reduce the risk of patient falls and enhance the patient experience. A qualitative, exploratory descriptive single case study design was utilised. Fifteen (15) nurses participated in the study and data were genera...
Nurses' Experiences of Health Promotion and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases Related to Smoking
Ernelind N, BSN, Wirkensjö H, BSN, Pangastuti HS, BSN, MSc, Perdana M, BSN, MS, Widyawati W, BSN, MPH, PhD and Lepp M, RNT, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 27, 2019
Three themes emerged from the analysis: Conceptions in relation to the patient and their family, conceptions in relation to the hospital and health care centers and conceptions in relation to the culture and policies. All nurses are working with health promotion and prevention of cardiovascular diseases related to smoking in one way or another. However, distinct guidelines and resources are missing....
Nursing Students' eHealth Literacy in the U.S. and South Korea
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 26, 2019
Online health information is a critical resource for health information seekers and, thus, nursing professionals must be able to find and distinguish the quality of health information online to support patients and caregivers. This study evaluated perceived eHealth literacy skills among nursing students in the U.S. and South Korea. eHEALS was used to assess 169 undergraduate nursing students' eHealth literacy. The study results showed that nursing students lacked confidence in using online healt...
Iron Deficiency Anemia in Infants of Hatta Suburb-UAE
Dileep Kumar, Zahid Nabi Qureshi and Mouza Saif Albadwawi
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 19, 2019
Worldwide burden of ID estimated to be 43% globally in 2011 and about 70% in Central and West Africa and 7-9% of USA children ages 1-3 years have iron deficiency (ID). Countries in high caloric nutrition switch have a high prevalence of overweight and obesity, a moderate prevalence of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Infants and children must obtain 30% of their daily iron from their diet to provide the necessary iron for new muscle cells and RBCs....