World Journal of Nursing Research

Journal profile

World Journal of Nursing Research (WJNR) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in nursing. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of nursing.

Latest Articles

Open Access October 15, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Perceptions of Nursing Personnel Regarding Challenges in Usage of PPE during COVID 19 Pandemic

World Journal of Nursing Research 2022, 2(1), 21-26. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2022.450
Abstract
The rapid spread of COVID 19 outbreak has put a heavy burden on human society and is a great challenge for health care workers. The present study aims to assess the perceptions of nursing personnel regarding challenges in usage of PPE during COVID 19 pandemic and to find out the
[...] Read more.
The rapid spread of COVID 19 outbreak has put a heavy burden on human society and is a great challenge for health care workers. The present study aims to assess the perceptions of nursing personnel regarding challenges in usage of PPE during COVID 19 pandemic and to find out the association between severity of physical symptoms and selected personal variables of nursing personnel. A quantitative approach with descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Web based self-administered questionnaire, rating scale and checklist were developed and distributed among study participants in the “Google forms”. A total of 134 participants were included in the study. Out of the 134 participants, 85(63.4%) nursing personnel were working in the government sector and 49(36.6%) of nursing personnel were working in the private sector. The top five challenges in the usage of PPE ranked based on self-reported data were; 1. difficulty to meet the basic needs such as food and fluids, 2. difficulty to meet elimination needs, 3. Unable to relax, 4. difficulty to meet hygienic needs and 5. disconnected with friends and family during working hours. Analysis of physical symptoms experienced by the nursing personnel showed that 41(30.6%) had mild symptoms, 54(40.3%) had moderate symptoms and 39(29.1%) had severe symptoms experienced owing to PPE usage. The most common physical symptoms reported by nurses were heat stress 124(92.5%), head ache 120(89.6%), exhaustion 117(87.3%) and dryness in throat (86.6%). There were no significant association between physical symptoms of nursing personnel and selected personal variables at 0.05 level of significance.Full article
Research Article
Open Access September 30, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Investigation of Outpatient Satisfaction in a General Hospital: The Effect of Socio-Demographic Factors

World Journal of Nursing Research 2022, 2(1), 11-20. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2022.435
Abstract
Introduction: Measuring patient satisfaction with health services in recent decades has been an important tool for assessing the quality of specific services. Purpose: The investigation of the degree of satisfaction of patients attending the Regular Outpatient Clinics of a General Hospital as well as the effect of socio-demographic factors on
[...] Read more.
Introduction: Measuring patient satisfaction with health services in recent decades has been an important tool for assessing the quality of specific services. Purpose: The investigation of the degree of satisfaction of patients attending the Regular Outpatient Clinics of a General Hospital as well as the effect of socio-demographic factors on their satisfaction. Method: For the gathering of research data, a structured questionnaire with "closed" questions was used regarding the patients' satisfaction with the reception - environment, speed of service, clinical and laboratory examinations, impressions from the medical care, impressions from the nursing care, the administrative services and the general service. Results: The study involved 36 men (57.1%) and 27 women (42.9%) with a mean age of 56.78 years. The majority of them were insured (79.4%), Greek citizens (90.5%) and high school graduates (36.5%). Also, most outpatients evaluated very satisfactorily the services provided by the Regular Outpatient Clinics of the Hospital. Finally, there was a statistically significant correlation between socio-demographic variables (age, insurance and nationality) and patient satisfaction level (p <0.05).Conclusions: Based on the findings of this research, there is a clear effect of socio-demographic factors on the degree of satisfaction of outpatients.Full article
Research Article
Open Access September 28, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Comparison of Image Data and Visually Confirmed Sketches to Evaluate the Technique of Handwashing

World Journal of Nursing Research 2022, 2(1), 1-10. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2022.405
Abstract
Hand hygiene is crucial in preventing healthcare-associated infections. In this study, we aimed to quantify the accuracy of subjective evaluation of hand washing through visual inspection and objective evaluation through images. The participants were 24 consenting nursing students, and the study used black light and fluorescent paint to generate sketches
[...] Read more.
Hand hygiene is crucial in preventing healthcare-associated infections. In this study, we aimed to quantify the accuracy of subjective evaluation of hand washing through visual inspection and objective evaluation through images. The participants were 24 consenting nursing students, and the study used black light and fluorescent paint to generate sketches and captured images of the unwashed areas, which were processed. Handwashing training was conducted once a week for four consecutive weeks. We collected data in the first and fourth training sessions. We found that the percentage of the unwashed palmar areas was significantly higher in the images than in the sketches (p<0.05). The percentage of the uncleaned area as recognized visually significantly increased for sketches (p=0.01) and decreased for images (p=0.009) in the fourth session. The difference between the percentages of the image and sketch area notably decreased in the fourth session (p=0.002). When we checked the recognition percentage of the unwashed area by dividing the right-hand palmar side into six areas, the fingertips had the highest percentage, and the ball of the thumb had the lowest percentage. The recognition of the unwashed areas was low when comparing the subjective visual assessment with the objective imagery assessment. In addition, the percentage of the unwashed areas decreased with repeated training, indicating a decrease in the difference between the subjective and objective ratings.Full article
Figures
Research Article
Open Access September 5, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Comparison of Concept about Good Death and View of Life and Death among Japanese, Korean, and American at COVID-19

World Journal of Nursing Research 2022, 1(1), 46-52. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2022.410
Abstract
From 2020 to 2022 the Covid-19 was spread and many people died. Death is near to everyone. The aim of the study was to investigate differences of concept of good death and view of life and death cross cultural. Participants were 92 Japanese, 110 Korean and 100 American who were
[...] Read more.
From 2020 to 2022 the Covid-19 was spread and many people died. Death is near to everyone. The aim of the study was to investigate differences of concept of good death and view of life and death cross cultural. Participants were 92 Japanese, 110 Korean and 100 American who were ordinary people. We used the Good Death questionnaire to measure desirable death and the Death Attitude Inventory to measure view of life and death. Participants completed both questionnaires. As for Good Death, Japanese and Korean regarded “not being burden to others” as important the most, and American regarded “feeling that one’s life is worth living” as important. The scores of “unawareness of death” and “religious and spiritual comfort” of Korean were the highest, following American, and Japan. As for the Death Attitude Inventory, the score of American was higher than Japanese and Korean totally. The scores of “Death as release” or “Death Avoidance” of American were the highest. These results suggest that although Japanese and Korean regard “Not being burden to others” as important in common, Korean regard religious and spiritual comfort as important. American may avoid to think of death and regard it as release. We can make use of these cultural differences in clinical situation.Full article
Research Article
Open Access September 1, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Evaluation of Quality of Life and Fatigue in Dialysis Patients: The Contribution of Social Support and Satisfaction from Nursing Staff

World Journal of Nursing Research 2022, 1(1), 38-45. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2022.406
Abstract
Introduction: Health-related quality of life in patients undergoing dialysis decreases over time, not only due to the treatment of the disease but also due to the reduction of physiological, psychological and social well-being. Aim: The aim of this research is to study social support and nursing care that patients with
[...] Read more.
Introduction: Health-related quality of life in patients undergoing dialysis decreases over time, not only due to the treatment of the disease but also due to the reduction of physiological, psychological and social well-being. Aim: The aim of this research is to study social support and nursing care that patients with dialysis receive, their levels of fatigue and their quality of life. In addition, the effect of social support and nursing care on the patients'' levels of quality of life is examined. Methodology: A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted using the questionnaires “Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support”, Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS), Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index and nursing care. The study involved 69 patients on dialysis. Results: Interpersonal relationships were associated with social support (p <0.01). Quality of life was associated with social support (p <0.05). Conclusions: It seems that there is a strong association between social support and quality of life in patients on dialysis.Full article
Research Article
Open Access August 20, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Nursing Student Engagement with Their Learning: A Mixed Methods Study

World Journal of Nursing Research 2022, 1(1), 21-37. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2022.385
Abstract
Student engagement in educational activities is essential for achieving desired learning outcomes. Despite this, little is known about the engagement patterns of nursing students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds. A mixed method study was conducted to explore engagement patterns within and outside the classroom but not during clinical placements. Students
[...] Read more.
Student engagement in educational activities is essential for achieving desired learning outcomes. Despite this, little is known about the engagement patterns of nursing students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds. A mixed method study was conducted to explore engagement patterns within and outside the classroom but not during clinical placements. Students were asked what engagement means to them and what influences their engagement. Students were also asked how many hours they engaged in each of their undergraduate subjects and the reasons for this. The study was conducted at an Australian education provider. All students (n = 240) enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing course were invited to participate. Lecture attendance was high at the start of the semester, fluctuated weekly and declined as the semester progressed. Students averaged between 3.5 and 4.4 hours of engagement per subject per week. They defined engagement as actually coming to class and a commitment to learning. Students were engaged by new, interesting content and disengaged by repetitive or complex content and poor tutoring. Most students want to engage but are distracted by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Research should explore how to best assess students without the concurrent academic workload interfering with their studies.Full article
Figures
Research Article
Open Access September 23, 2021 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Assessing Clinical Skills of Nursing Students: A Triangulation Study to Explore Faculty Experiences and Feedback in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

World Journal of Nursing Research 2021, 1(1), 8-20. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2021.105
Abstract
Background and aim: Developing clinical skills and its assessment is one of the most important components in nursing education which prepares the student for the reality of practice. Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is extensively used and widely accepted by nurse educators across the globe to assess the competency skills
[...] Read more.
Background and aim: Developing clinical skills and its assessment is one of the most important components in nursing education which prepares the student for the reality of practice. Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is extensively used and widely accepted by nurse educators across the globe to assess the competency skills of nursing students. The present study aimed at identifying the attitude and perceptions of faculty, and exploring their feedback and experience in conducting OSCE as an assessment tool. Methods: A triangulation research approach was used with convenience sampling. Data collection was carried out using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Participants were ten faculty members who were involved in conducting OSCE for students. Results and conclusion: Most of the faculty felt that OSCE reflected the skills of delivery of safe patient care, and the structure reflected mastery of knowledge and skills, which are related to course objectives. OSCE was regarded by the faculty as a consistent, reliable, valid, and objective measure to assess students’ performance and to improve students’ confidence in clinical skills. Concerns were raised about a high level of stress in students, the time required for the proper performance of tasks, OSCE scenarios lacking real-life situations in assessment, and the need for repeated practice and intensive mock training sessions. The applicability of OSCE in terms of limitations in human and material resources with a large number of students would necessitate rethinking in developing other assessment strategies to improve the overall process.Full article
Figures
Research Article
Open Access August 27, 2021 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Nurses’ Recognition for Care for Patients in Psychiatric Wards

World Journal of Nursing Research 2021, 1(1), 1-7. DOI: 10.31586/wjnr.2021.103
Abstract
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly worldwide and it has been a widespread concern. Japan had some problems in psychiatric wards such as long hospital stay. The purpose of this study investigated recognition of nurses in psychiatric wards for future care. We conducted questionnaire research for psychiatric nurses and
[...] Read more.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly worldwide and it has been a widespread concern. Japan had some problems in psychiatric wards such as long hospital stay. The purpose of this study investigated recognition of nurses in psychiatric wards for future care. We conducted questionnaire research for psychiatric nurses and they described recognition of nursing in free description. Qualitative analysis was performed on description. Results showed that six categories were chosen like “Increase of stress and fatigue caused of infection control,” “Negative effects to body and mind of patients,” “Effects to nursing care in psychiatric nursing,” “Differences of attitude toward infection control in the hospital,” “Cognition for social movement related to Coronavirus,” and “New awareness by Coronavirus infection and future. These results suggest the following, 1) some kind of supports will be needed for nurses’ stress for infection control, 2) supports or interventions for palliate of patients stress like limitation of prolonged quarantine, limit of visiting or home stay overnight, 3) integrated leaderships to cognition and behavior for infection control in a hospital.Full article
Research Article

Views of

Downloads of

Citations of

ISSN: 2833-9746
DOI prefix: 10.31586/wjnr
Journal metrics
Publication year
2021-2022
Journal (home page) visits
37813
Article views
3429
Article downloads
528
Downloads/article
66.00
APC
99