Online Nursing Journal Club
Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! The articles for this month will count for 1.5 continuing education credits and will be available through November 30.
J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Herr JK, Salyer J, Lyon DE, Goodloe L, Schubert C, Clement DG.
Background:: Heart failure is a prevalent chronic health condition in the United States. Individuals who have heart failure experience as many as 2 to 9 symptoms. The examination of relationships among heart failure symptoms may benefit patients and clinicians who are charged with managing heart failure symptoms.
Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize what is known about relationships among heart failure symptoms, a precursor to the identification of heart failure symptom clusters, as well as to examine studies specifically addressing symptom clusters described in this population.
Methods: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed in the conduct of this systematic review. PubMed, PsychINFO, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Cochrane Database were searched using the search term heart failure in combination with a pair of symptoms.
Results: Of a total of 1316 studies identified from database searches, 34 were included in this systematic review. More than 1 investigator found a moderate level of correlation between depression and fatigue, depression and anxiety, depression and sleep, depression and pain, anxiety and fatigue, and dyspnea and fatigue.
Conclusions: The findings of this systematic review provide support for the presence of heart failure symptom clusters. Depression was related to several of the symptoms, providing an indication to clinicians that individuals with heart failure who experience depression may have other concurrent symptoms. Some symptom relationships such as the relationships between fatigue and anxiety or sleep or pain were dependent on the symptom characteristics studied. Symptom prevalence in the sample and restricted sampling may influence the robustness of the symptom relationships. These findings suggest that studies defining the phenotype of individual heart failure symptoms may be a beneficial step in the study of heart failure symptom clusters.
Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 630.909.8027
For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright
Available Credits: 1.5 Continuing Education Credits
Instructions for receiving the credits:
There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for these articles. All components must be completed between November 1 and November 30, 2013:
To add some extra excitement to our Journal Club, we will be offering a $25 gift card in a raffle drawing for members that earn CE credit over the next three months. Raffle will take place at the end of September. Be sure to participate so your name will be included in the drawing. As an additional perk, if a participant encourages another Journal Club member to join in the discussion (and the referred member states the referring member’s name in their discussion), we will add the referring member’s name an additional time in the drawing. Remember that both members must earn their CE credit for the month for the referring member to be entered an additional time in the drawing.
The winner will be notified by e-mail and the gift card will be sent to them within 2 weeks after the close of the month.
Instructions to access the Google Docs/Drive Web page for Discussion and to post comments:
It should take you approximately 1 hour to read the articles, take the quiz and complete the evaluation.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program. There will not be any endorsement of products or discussion of off-lable use.
The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department