Linda M Hoke

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BACKGROUND Self-care is an integral component of successful heart failure (HF) management. Engaging patients in self-care can be challenging. METHODS Fifteen patients with HF enrolled during hospitalization received a motivational intervention designed to improve HF self-care. A mixed method, pretest posttest design was used to evaluate the proportion of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a clinician-based cognitive, psychoeducational, preventive intervention for families with parental affective disorder that would be suitable to widespread use, test its feasibility and safety, and define the areas affected by the intervention. The intervention was designed to increase understanding of(More)
Twenty families participated in a random assignment trial of two cognitive psychoeducational preventive interventions for families with parental affective disorder. Twelve families were assigned to a clinician-based intervention and eight to a lecture-based intervention, with assessment prior to intervention and an average of 18 weeks following(More)
BACKGROUND Elders with heart failure (HF) are at risk for frequent hospitalizations for symptom management. Repeated admissions are partly related to delay in responding to HF symptoms. Contextual factors such as prior illness experiences and social/emotional factors may affect symptom interpretation and response. The Self-Regulation Model of Illness guided(More)
To forge strong relationships among nurse scholars from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA (USA); University of Botswana School of Nursing, Gaborone, Botswana; the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Princess Marina Hospital (PMH), Gaborone; and the Ministry of Health of Botswana, a strategic global(More)
Hospitalizations are common in heart failure (HF). Multimorbidity, defined as ≥2 comorbid conditions, drives many readmissions. The purpose of this pilot study was to test the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) in decreasing these hospital readmissions. We enrolled 100 hospitalized HF patients into a randomized controlled trial, randomizing in(More)
Families with parental affective disorder participated in a large-scale longitudinal study which involved participation in a standardized, short-term, psychoeducational preventive intervention. These families were followed for at least 3 years. An analysis of clinical material from the first 12 families to complete the intervention identified specific(More)
OVERVIEW Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is a complex procedure. Although complications are rare and their incidence is decreasing, early recognition and appropriate nursing care can prevent an adverse event from spiraling into a major complication. A thorough understanding of complications associated with the ablation of atrial fibrillation and(More)
Despite standard fall precautions, including nonskid socks, signs, alarms, and patient instructions, our 48-bed cardiac intermediate care unit (CICU) had a 41% increase in the rate of falls (from 2.2 to 3.1 per 1,000 patient days) and a 65% increase in the rate of falls with injury (from 0.75 to 1.24 per 1,000 patient days) between fiscal years (FY) 2012(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES Supporting clinical nurses to participate in professional growth and development is rewarding and grooms our future leaders. This is especially true during Magnet designation, as the bar gets higher. This article provides the structure and process required to develop a clinical nurse specialist-led peer review abstract workshop. (More)