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OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of physical resistance strength training and walking (E), individualized social activity (SA), and E and SA (ESA) with a usual care control group on total nocturnal sleep time in nursing home and assisted living residents. DESIGN Pretest-posttest experimental design with assignment to one of four groups for 7 weeks: E(More)
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures are among the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. People with cardiovascular disease who also have diabetes have a greater risk of poor outcomes after CABG procedures than patients who do not have diabetes. This literature review examines current information regarding(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of high-intensity resistance strength training and walking (E), individualized social activity (SA), and resistance training and walking combined with social activity (ESA) on everyday function in long-term care (LTC) residents and explored the relationship between change in everyday function and change in sleep.(More)
Approximately one quarter of adults with dementia experience sleep disturbances. The purpose of this article is to (a) describe and define sleep disturbances in individuals with dementia, (b) describe techniques to assess for sleep disturbances in individuals with dementia, and (c) provide nursing interventions to improve sleep in this patient population.(More)
The placebo response presents an enigma to biomedical science: how can 'inert' or 'sham' procedures reduce symptoms and produce physiological changes that are comparable to prescribed treatments? In this study, we examine this puzzle by explicating the discordant space between the prevailing biomedical paradigm, which focuses on a technical understanding of(More)
This paper is derived from a larger multimethod longitudinal study of women's bodily experiences and coping practices before the onset of disability. Twelve women participated in repeated performance measures, in-depth interviews of daily life and physically challenging events, and observations of daily activities conducted over 18 months. Interpretive(More)
A decreased gait speed in older adults can lead to dependency when the individuals are no longer able to participate in activities or do things for themselves. Thirty-seven senior apartment residents (31 females; Mean age=80.6 years; SD=8.9) with lower extremity pain/stiffness participated in a feasibility and preliminary efficacy study of 12 weeks (24(More)
Simulated learning has become a mainstay in nursing education. Current literature focuses primarily on the development and implementation of simulation, although little is known about the stress that students experience. This integrative review examines studies evaluating learner stress in simulated settings as measured by cortisol. Findings suggest that(More)