Recent Submissions

  • Sexual concerns of cardiac patients: a psychometric analysis 

    Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J.; Steinke, Elaine E. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015-12)
    The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Steinke Sexual Concerns Inventory-General Cardiac Version (SSCI-GCV) and to examine its use across multiple cardiac diagnoses. A sub-analysis ...
  • Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams 

    Pionke, Katharine; Huckstadt, Alicia A. (Medical Library Association, 2015-10)
    While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using ...
  • A web-based social-cognitive sexual counseling intervention for nurses: a pilot study 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Barnason, Susan; Hill, Twyla J.; Mosack, Victoria (Oxford University Press, 2015-08-31)
    Background and purpose: Nurses consider cardiac patients’ education and sexual counseling needs within their scope of responsibility, although infrequently addressed in practice, citing inadequate knowledge, skills and ...
  • Student reflections following exposure to a case-based interprofessional learning experience: Preliminary findings 

    Goldberg, Lynette R.; Brown, Gina R.; Mosack, Victoria; Fletcher, Phyllis A. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2015-07)
    This study analyzed students' written reflections following their initial exposure to interprofessional teamwork in case-based problem-solving. A three-hour seminar featuring three sequenced scenarios was developed and ...
  • Change in sexual activity after a cardiac event: the role of medications, comorbidity, and psychosocial factors 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J. (Elsevier B.V., 2015-08)
    Aim: The aim of this study was to examine change in sexual activity before and after cardiac diagnosis in men and women by medication class. Background: Decline in sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis frequently ...
  • Minimizing hypoglycemia in diabetes 

    Amiel, Stephanie A.; Aschner, Pablo; Childs, Belinda P.; Cryer, Philip E.; de Galan, Bastiaan; Heller, Simon R.; Frier, Brian M.; Gonder-Frederick, Linda; Jones, Timothy; Khunti, Kamlesh; Leiter, Lawrence A.; Luo, Yingying; Vigersky, Robert; Zoungas, Sophia (American Diabetes Association, 2015-08)
    Hypoglycemia caused by treatment with a sulfonylurea, a glinide, or insulin coupled with compromised defenses against the resulting falling plasma glucose concentrations is a problem for many people with diabetes. It is ...
  • Identification and support of at-risk students using a case management model 

    Elder, Betty L.; Jacobs, Phyllis M.; Fast, Yvonne J. (Elsevier B.V., 2015-05)
    This study evaluated a program to identify and support students at risk for failure in nursing courses or NCLEX-RN. A case management model (CMM) was implemented to provide assessment of and support for 183 bachelor of ...
  • Sexual counseling and cardiovascular disease: practical approaches 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Jaarsma, Tiny (Medknow in association with Editorial office, Asian Journal of Andrology, 2015)
    Patients with cardiovascular disease and their partners expect health care providers to provide sexual counseling to assist them in maintaining sexual quality of life. Evidence suggests however, that there is a gap in ...
  • Sexual concerns of cardiac patients: predictors and the influence of specific sexual activities 

    Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J.; Steinke, Elaine E. (SAGE Publications, 2015-02)
    Background: Addressing sexual concerns of cardiac patients is integral to comprehensive patient-centered nursing care, and instruments for use across cardiac populations are needed to promote this activity. Knowing the ...
  • The role of a self-directed technology to improve medication adherence in heart failure patients 

    Walker, Cynthia M.; Elder, Betty L.; Hayes, Karen S. (Elsevier Science Inc., 2014-11)
    Medication nonadherence contributes to poor outcomes in patients with heart failure. The purpose of this project was to determine Whether a self-directed, Web-based medical technology. MyMedSchedule.com (R), could improve ...
  • Factors predictive of change in sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Hill, Twyla J.; Mosack, Victoria (Oxford University Press, 2014-09-02)
    Purpose: Sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis often declines, although little is known about changes over time. This study examined predictive factors for change in sexual activity before and after cardiac ...
  • Polysymptomatic distress in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum 

    Wolfe, Frederick; Michaud, Kaleb; Busch, Ruth E.; Katz, Robert S.; Rasker, Johannes J.; Shahouri, Shadi H.; Shaver, Timothy S.; Wang, Shirley; Walitt, Brian T.; Haeuser, Winfried (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-10)
    Objective. Fibromyalgia (FM) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause consternation because symptoms are seen to be out of proportion to physician and laboratory assessments, and composite RA activity scores such as the 28 ...
  • Perceptions of intimate relationships in partners before and after a patient's myocardial infarction 

    Fransson, Eleonor I.; Arenhall, Eva; Steinke, Elaine E.; Fridlund, Bengt; Nilsson, Ulrica G. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-08)
    Aims and objectives. To describe and explore how partners rate their intimate relationship before and after the patients' first myocardial infarction. A further aim was to investigate the association between partners' ...
  • 20 things you didn't know about sex and heart disease 

    Jaarsma, Tiny; Steinke, Elaine E. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014-05)
  • Hydration in older adults: the contribution of bioelectrical impedance analysis 

    Goldberg, Lynette R.; Heiss, Cynthia J.; Parsons, Susan D.; Foley, Amanda S.; Mefferd, Antje S.; Hollinger, Deborah C.; Parham, Douglas F.; Patterson, Jeremy A. (Informa Plc, 2014-06)
    The sensory and gastrointestinal changes that occur with ageing affect older adults' food and liquid intake. Any decreased liquid intake increases the risk for dehydration. This increased dehydration risk is compounded in ...
  • Sexual concerns of patients and partners at ICD implant 

    Dougherty, Cynthia M.; Snyder, Nickie; Thompson, Elaine A.; Steinke, Elaine E. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkkins, 2013-11-26)
    Returning to sexual activity after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a prominent concern of both patients and partners. Clinicians often do not advise patients about sex after an ICD, even though patients ...
  • The CopenHeartSF trial-comprehensive sexual rehabilitation programme for male patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ischaemic heart disease and impaired sexual function: protocol of a randomised clinical trial 

    Johansen, Pernille Palm; Zwisler, Ann-Dorthe; Hastrup-Svendsen, Jesper; Frederiksen, Marianne; Lindschou, Jane; Winkel, Per; Gluud, Christian; Giraldi, Annamaria; Steinke, Elaine E.; Jaarsma, Tiny; Berg, Selina Kikkenborg (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2013)
    Introduction Sexuality is an important part of people’s physical and mental health. Patients with heart disease often suffer from sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction has a negative impact on quality of life and well-being ...
  • Integrating genetics and genomics into nursing curricula you can do it too! 

    Daack-Hirsch, Sandra; Jackson, Barbara; Belchez, Chito A.; Elder, Betty L.; Hurley, Roxanne; Kerr, Peg; Nissen, Mary Kay (Elsevier Inc, 2013-12)
    Rapid advances in knowledge and technology related to genomics cross health care disciplines and touch almost every aspect of patient care. The ability to sequence a genome holds the promise that health care can be ...
  • Number of cardiac and noncardiac comorbidities predict sexual concerns 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J.; Walker, Cynthia M.; Medina, Mary (European Society of Cardiology, 2013-08)
    Purpose: Cardiac patients frequently report sexual concerns after an acute or chronic cardiac problem. While sexual problems have been generally reported, our study examined demographic variables, co-morbid conditions, and ...
  • Sexuality and Chronic Illness 

    Steinke, Elaine E. (Slack Inc, 2013-11)
    Sexual function is often affected in individuals living with chronic illness and their partners, and multiple comorbidities increase the likelihood of sexual dysfunction. This review focuses on the areas of cardiovascular ...

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