|An act of courage: Women’s decision-making processes regarding outpatient cardiac rehabilitation attendance.
||The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the factors that affect women's attendance and adherence to a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program after a myocardial infarction (MI). We used in-depth interviews and a health survey form to collec...
|Beta-blocker medication usage in older women after myocardial infarction
||Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess demographic characteristics of women prescribed beta-blocker (β-blocker) medication and compare to those not using β-blocker medication, and to determine if there are differences in depress...
|Cardiovascular risks and physical activity in middle-aged and elderly African-American women.
||Cardiovascular disease rates are higher in African American women and they have more cardiovascular risk factors than other groups. Although one of the most important cardiovascular risk reduction behaviors is physical activity, few studies have focu...
|Choosing a Publication Venue.
||The choice of a venue for publication of a manuscript is rarely a clear-cut decision. Several factors should be considered in this decision, such as the audience for whom you are writing, the topic of the manuscript, the purposes for which you are wr...
|Commentary on “nursing home residents’ sense of coherence and functional status
||Functional status is an important measure in older adults. Functional decline has been associated with emergency room visits in elders (Wilber, Blanda, & Gerson, 2006), and elders are at a high risk of functional decline after hospitalization (Cornet...
|Development of the McSweeney acute and prodromal myocardial infarction symptom survey.
||Background/Objectives: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the number one cause of death in women, yet, little is known about women's symptoms. Early symptom recognition of CHD in women is essential but most instruments do not assess both prodromal and a...
|Do you know them when you see them? Women’s prodromal and acute symptoms of MI.
||This study described women's prodromal and acute symptoms associated with myocardial infarction (MI) based on interviews with 76 women who had experienced an MI in the previous year. Sixty-eight women experienced prodromal symptoms including unusual ...
|The effects of hyperglycemia on length of stay with myocardial infarction
||The influence of patients' co-morbidities and admission blood glucose on critical care and hospital length of stay was examined. The model significantly explained variance in hospital length of stay....
|Establishing a new faculty mentoring program: Proposal Development.
||Mentoring programs for new faculty provide clear benefits to the participant. However, the availability of mentoring is typically uneven across many campuses. This article describes how faculty development centers can successfully propose a New Facul...
|Exploring older women’s lifestyle changes after myocardial infarction.
||The researchers explored the failure of older women to attend cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction, and examined facilitating and inhibiting factors in making lifestyle changes. Three global categories emerged: physiological changes, he...
|Fatigue and physical activity in older women after myocardial infarction.
Within 6 years of a myocardial infarction (MI) more women (35%) than men (18%) will have another MI. Participation in physical activity is one of the most effective methods to reduce cardiac risks; however, few older women participate. On...
|Inclusion of women in nursing research.
||Background: Although the inclusion of women in research has been examined in medical publications, little is known about how federal mandates have influenced the inclusion of women in research published in nursing journals.
Objective: This study aim...
|Infusing gerontological nursing content into advanced practice education.
||The inclusion of gerontology content in the nursing curriculum is paramount as our population of older adults grows. As one of 10 recipients of the John A. Hartford Foundation/AACN awards for Enhancing Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing Education f...
|An innovative strategy to enhance new faculty success.
||Faculty stress is a factor in the current shortage of nursing faculty. New faculty members in schools of nursing are subject to stress from many sources. This article reports on an innovative strategy that decreases stress for new faculty while facil...
|Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs.
||Current demographic and health care utilization trends strongly indicate a rapidly increasing demand for nurses who are well qualified to care for older adults. Advanced practice nurses are positioned to assume leadership roles in geriatric nursing c...
|Polypharmacy in elderly women after myocardial infarction.
||The aims of the study were to: (a) examine the number, absolute volume, and type of daily medications older women were taking 6 to 12 months post-myocardial infarction (MI); (b) describe the financial burden of cardiac medications; and (c) examine th...
|Predictors of the end of life in chronic kidney disease: A pilot study.
||The aim of this pilot study was to describe indicators present at the end of life in persons with chronic kidney disease. Retrospective chart reviews of 10 randomly selected patients were conducted to describe demographic, physiological, and function...
|Targeted Group Advising.
||Student advising is an integral part of the faculty student relationship. However, with the increasing enrollment of pre-nursing students 1 and the complexity of university requirements, advising requires more time and expertise. Further, many studen...