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Motivational interviewing to improve diabetes outcomes in African Americans adults with diabetes The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a motivational interviewing intervention on regimen adherence and diabetes markers among African Americans with diabetes.

Western journal of nursing research

2015 Wall, Mary Patricia
Treated Behavioral Symptoms and Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries in Nursing Homes with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRDs) after antipsychotic (AP) or antidepressant (AD) treatment and to estimate the effect of treatment response on mortality risk. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using 2006-2009 Medicare administrative and prescription drug claims data linked to Minimum Data Set 2.0. SETTING: Long-stay (≥101 days) nursing home residents.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

2015 Lucas, Judith
The Effects of Antipsychotic Quality Reporting on Antipsychotic and Psychoactive Medication Use OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine how nursing homes changed their use of antipsychotic and other psychoactive medications in response to Nursing Home Compare's initiation of publicly reporting antipsychotic use in July 2012. RESEARCH DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: The study includes all state recertification surveys (n = 40,415) for facilities six quarters prior and post the initiation of public reporting. Using a difference-in-difference framework, the change in use of antipsychotics and other psychoactive medications is compared for facilities subject to public reporting and facilities not subject to reporting.

Health Services Research

2015 Lucas, Judith
Advancing Normal Birth In this column, the associate editor of The Journal of Perinatal Education provides an overview of research on the benefits of promoting and protecting the normal, physiologic processes of childbirth and the risks of interfering with those processes without clear medical indication. The associate editor also describes the contents of this issue, which offer a broad range of resources, research, and inspiration for childbirth educators in their efforts to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth.

The Journal of Perinatal Education

2015 Judith, Lothian A.
Improving parental adherence to a failed vision screening referral in the United States Vision screening is an important function of the school nurse's role. Parental cooperation after a child's failed vision screening remains a problematic issue for school nurses, as research reveals inconsistent follow-up and a low rate of parental adherence to school nursing screening referral. 

British Journal of School Nursing

2015 Neville, Kathleen