Western Journal of Nursing Research
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#1Judith A. Erlen (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 23
#2Susan M. Sereika (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 49
Last.Jennifer H. Lingler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 14
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Older adults with memory loss often require assistance from caregivers to manage their medications. This study examined the efficacy of a problem-solving-based intervention focused on caregiver med...
#1Laurel Despins (MU: University of Missouri)H-Index: 5
#2Jung H. Kim (MU: University of Missouri)
Last.Xuefei Song (MU: University of Missouri)
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Spending time with the patient is essential for intensive care unit (ICU) nurses to detect clinical change. This article reports on an examination of factors influencing nurses’ activity time allocation. Data were analyzed from a prospective time and motion study of medical ICU nurses. Nurse demographic data and observation, electronic locator technology, and electronic medical record log data were collected over 12 days from 11 registered nurses. Charlson Co-Morbidity Index and Sequential Organ...
#1Sophia A. Stone (UW: University of Washington)
#2Claire Jungyoun Han (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 5
Last.Kerryn W. Reding (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 10
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Sedentary lifestyles and obesity are known risk factors for breast cancer. Elevated estrogen levels correlate with obesity and, independently, with increased breast cancer risk. Lifestyle interventions that reduce obesity may mitigate this risk, potentially via estrogen pathways. In a 6-month lifestyle intervention, overweight/obese women with high breast cancer risk were randomized to control (n = 7) or intervention (n = 6) and analyzed for sex hormone levels. Serum and urine hormones were eval...
#1Lisa L. Shah (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
#2Sandra Daack-Hirsch (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 26
Last.Janet K. Williams (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 28
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The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics of family relationships associated with communication of genetic risk and testing behaviors among at-risk relatives in families with an inherited cardiac condition. Data were collected from 53 patients and parents of children with an inherited cardiac condition through interviews, pedigrees, and surveys. Associations were examined among family relationship characteristics and whether at-risk relatives were informed about their risk and te...
#1George A. Zangaro (Walden University)H-Index: 1
#2Kimmith Jones (University of Maryland Medical Center)H-Index: 1
A healthy work environment is a critical factor in nurse satisfaction, retention, and patient outcomes. The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) is the most commonly used instrument to measure the nursing practice environment. This study uses meta-analysis to examine the reliability generalization of the PES-NWI. A meta-analysis of 51 studies representing a total of 80,563 subjects was conducted. The mean score reliability for the PES-NWI based on 38 studies (n = 68,278...
#1Seongkum Heo (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)H-Index: 20
#2Debra K. Moser (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 67
Last.Stephanie L. Turrise (UNCW: University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
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Patients’ perceptions of the causes and consequences of heart failure (HF) symptoms may impact effective self-management. The purpose of this study was to describe and explore patients’ perceptions of HF symptom status and the causes and consequences on their daily lives in patients with HF. Descriptive and qualitative data were obtained from 20 patients using a semistructured interview guide. Data were analyzed using content analysis and descriptive statistics. Participants reported 15 symptoms...