Cultural competence and psychological empowerment among acute care nurses

Ea, E. & Gilles, S. (2018). Nursing research critique: A guide to excellence. In Bauce, K. & Fitzpatrick, J., Springer Publishing Company.

Joint Influence of SNPs and DNA Methylation on Lipids in African Americans From Hypertensive Sibships.

Wright, M. L., Ware, E. B., Smith, J. A., Kardia, S. L. R., & Taylor, J. Y. (2018). Biological research for nursing (1099800417752246). 10.1177/1099800417752246

Plasma concentrations of lipids (i.e., total cholesterol, high-density cholesterol, low-density cholesterol, and triglycerides) are amenable to therapeutic intervention and remain important factors for assessing risk of cardiovascular diseases. Some of the observed variability in serum lipid concentrations has been associated with genetic and epigenetic variants among cohorts with European ancestry (EA). Serum lipid levels have also been associated with genetic variants in multiethnic populations.

Nursing genetics and genomics: The international society of nurses in genetics (ISONG) survey

Hickey, K.T., Taylor, J.Y., Barr, T.L., Hauser, N.R., Jia, H., Riga, T.C., & Katapodi, M. (2018). Nurse Education Today 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.01.002 Elsevier BV.

Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2015.

Luo, H., Yu, G., & Wu, B. (2018). Preventing chronic disease 15, (E06). 10.5888/pcd15.170338

The primary objectives of this study were 1) to examine trends of self-reported cognitive impairment among 5 major racial/ethnic groups during 1997-2015 in the United States and 2) to examine differences in the trends across these groups.

A case example of a transitional education program for internationally educated nurses from Mexico

Squires, A. (2017). Nursing Economic$ 35, (30-38).

A Patient on Airway Pressure Release Ventilation With Sudden Hemodynamic Collapse.

Chen, L. L., Mead, E., & Gale, M. J. (2017). Chest 152, (e7-e9). 10.1016/j.chest.2017.01.041

A post-master's advanced certificate in gerontology for NPs.

Greenberg, S. A., Squires, A., Adams, J., Altshuler, L., Oh, S. Y., Blachman, N. L., & Cortes, T. A. (2017). The Nurse practitioner 10.1097/01.NPR.0000521992.53558.73

This article describes an innovative post-master's advanced certificate in gerontology program developed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The program provides advanced practice registered nurses geriatric content to meet eligibility criteria for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP certification exam and develops interprofessional care providers to care for complex older adults.

A scoping review of nursing workforce planning and forecasting research.

Squires, A., Jun, J., Jylhä, V., Ensio, A., Kinnunen, J. (2017). Journal of Nursing Management 1111/jonm.12510

A Systematic Review of Cardiovascular Disease in Sexual Minorities.

Caceres, B. A., Brody, A., Luscombe, R. E., Primiano, J. E., Marusca, P., Sitts, E. M., & Chyun, D. (2017). American journal of public health 107, (e13-e21). 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303630

Mental health and HIV disparities are well documented among sexual minorities, but there is a dearth of research on other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Although sexual minorities have high rates of several modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (including stress, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption), there is a paucity of research in this area.


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Acculturation, depression and oral health of immigrants in the USA.

Luo, H., Hybels, C. F., & Wu, B. (2017). International dental journal 10.1111/idj.12364

The objectives were to describe the oral health status of immigrants in the USA, describe the association between acculturation and oral health by accounting for the effects of depression and to explore the effects of interaction between acculturation and depression on the oral health of immigrants.

All nurses need to be research nurses.

Eckardt, P., Hammer, M. J., Barton-Burke, M., McCabe, M., Kovner, C. T., Behrens, L., … Coller, B. S. (2017). Journal of clinical and translational science 1, (269-270). 10.1017/cts.2017.294

Nurses are critical to the research enterprise. However all nurses are not prepared to participate as members of the research team since education and training in clinical research nursing and nurse-specific Good Clinical Practice are not consistently included in nursing curricula. The lack of nurse education and training in clinical research and Good Clinical Practice leaves research participants vulnerable with a nursing workforce that is not prepared to balance fidelity to protocol and patient quality care and safety.

An Exploratory Analysis of Patient-Provider Language-Concordant Home Health Care Visit Patterns

Squires, A., Peng, T.R., Barrón-Vaya, Y., & Feldman, P. (2017). Home Health Care Management & Practice 29, (161-167). 10.1177/1084822317696706 SAGE Publications.

Analyzing Unstructured Communication in a Computer-Mediated Environment for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Research Protocol.

Lewinski, A. A., Anderson, R. A., Vorderstrasse, A. A., Fisher, E. B., Pan, W., & Johnson, C. M. (2017). JMIR research protocols 6, (e65). 10.2196/resprot.7442

Individuals with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for comorbidities such as heart disease, lower limb amputations, stroke, and renal failure. Multiple factors influence development of complications in a person living with type 2 diabetes; however, an individual's self-management behaviors may delay the onset of, or lessen the severity of, these complications. Social support provides personal, informal advice and knowledge that helps individuals initiate and sustain self-management and adherence.

Are expectations for community mental health increasing among older adults in China?

Olesiuk, W.J., & Wu, B. (2017). Psychological Services 14, (397-402). 10.1037/ser0000084 American Psychological Association (APA).

In recent years, the Chinese government began expanding access to social services to older adults. This study examined whether older adults have increasing expectations that psychological consulting services will be provided by their communities. We analyzed the responses of participants in a prospective cohort study at 2 time points: 2005 and 2008. We utilized logistic regression with survey weights to determine whether there were any changes in attitudes toward community mental health services during the study period, and to determine the correlates of this change. The study participants had a higher expectation that their government would provide psychological consulting services in 2008 than 2005. The multiple logistic regressions conducted indicated that there was a statistically significant relationship between expectations for community-provided psychological consulting services and being a rural resident (odds ratio [OR] = 0.553, 95% confidence interval [CI] [0.353, 0.865]), change in gross regional product per capita (OR = 0.967, 95% CI [0.937, 0.997]), the interaction of those 2 variables (OR = 1.07, 95% CI [1.03, 1.11]), and increase in psychological well-being (OR = 0.971, 95% CI [0.954, 0.988]). Our study highlights the role that economic development can play in changing attitudes toward community-provided psychological consulting services. It suggests that as economic development occurs, expectations for local communities to provide mental health services will increase. (PsycINFO Database Record