Journal of Community Health Nursing Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

This innovative publication focuses on health care issues relevant to all aspects of community practice schools, homes, visiting nursing services, clinics, hospices, education, and public health administration. Well-researched articles provide practical and up-to-date information to aid the nurse who must frequently make decisions and solve problems without the back-up support systems available in the hospital. The journal is a forum for community health professionals to share their experience and expertise with others in the field.

Current impact factor: 0.65

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.65
2012 Impact Factor 0.634
2011 Impact Factor 0.775
2010 Impact Factor 0.657
2009 Impact Factor 0.559
2008 Impact Factor 0.842
2007 Impact Factor 0.575

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.89
Cited half-life 7.80
Immediacy index 0.10
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.24
Website Journal of Community Health Nursing website
Other titles Journal of community health nursing (Online), Journal of community health nursing
ISSN 1532-7655
OCLC 37663699
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to present an in-depth analysis of the concept of community health nursing (CHN) advocacy. Walker and Avant's (2010) 8-step concept analysis methodology was used. A broad inquiry into the literature between 1994 and 2014 resulted in the identification of the uses, defining attributes, empirical referents, antecedents, and consequences, as well as the articulation of an operational definition of CHN advocacy. Model and contrary cases were identified to demonstrate the concept's application and to clarify its meaning. This analysis contributes to the advancement of knowledge of CHN advocacy and provides nurse clinicians, educators, and researchers with some conceptual clarity to help improve community health outcomes.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 04/2015; 32(2):115-28. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.1024547
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    ABSTRACT: There is a dearth of research on the breast health behaviors of migratory farm workers. This research used focus group methodology to compare the breast cancer beliefs and barriers of Latina women working as migratory farmers (n = 33) and permanent residents (n = 31). In comparison to their permanent resident counterparts, migrant farmers had low knowledge about the causes of breast cancer, and experienced significant barriers to care. Many barriers were cultural-specific, including culturally-based gender roles. These findings have significant implications for designing culturally-relevant interventions to improve access to care among this population.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 04/2015; 32(2):71-88. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.1024541
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    ABSTRACT: The traditional medical care system is generally unable to provide the broad health and wellness services needed by many adolescents, especially those from low-income and racial/ethnic minority communities. Using a theoretical framework adapted from Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of multiple influencers, this case study examined how a school-based health center was able to provide a network of connections for adolescents to caring adults within the school and the local community. Contributors to this network were the creation of a student-centered community with access to adolescent-friendly services, providers acting as connectors, and care of the whole adolescent.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 04/2015; 32(2):89-103. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.1024543
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    ABSTRACT: We measured the illuminance exposure for 3 days in winter of a convenience sample of 44 elderly people certified as requiring support in Japan's Hokuriku region. We calculated the illuminance ratio per minute during activity and while in bed and analyzed the relationship between illuminance, subjective sleep quality, and psychosomatic health. There was a significant negative correlation between illuminance and 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale scores. Multiple regression analysis indicated that depression scores were significantly related to age, level of required support, and illuminance. The findings suggest that environments without light and dark cycles increase depression scores in frail elderly people.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 04/2015; 32(2):104-14. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.1026158
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    ABSTRACT: Minority women experience health disparities, especially related to diabetes. The purpose of this article is to examine diabetes risk in minority women. A survey design was used to recruit 52 African Americans (AA) and 48 Latina women. Participants described their health, health behaviors, and health literacy. Blood pressure and body mass index were measured. AA women had more diabetes risks than Latinas, and older women had more risks than younger women. All of the women had low health literacy. Women with higher numbers of diabetes risks had lower health literacy. Findings can be used to develop diabetes prevention and education programs.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 02/2015; 32(1):12-23. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.991664
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    ABSTRACT: This study analyzed the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and evaluated the factors associated with MetS. Subjects numbered 2,213 adults who participated in the health screening survey. Results show that the prevalence of MetS, Risk-MetS, and Non-MetS was 28.2%, 44.9%, and 26.9% respectively. Factors influencing variables were age, gender, history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, abdominal obesity, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, alcohol consumption, and level of physical activity. Community health nurses should plan to develop MetS management programs that target Mets or Risk-MetS groups to promote health.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 02/2015; 32(1):24-38. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.992266
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate whether agility activity with dogs can be used to motivate less active children in physical activity and how such activity is experienced by parents and handlers. Data were collected through qualitative interviews with handlers and parents of the participating children. Agility with dogs appeared to motivate less active children to participate in, and endure, demanding physical activity. Joy and bonding with the dog appeared to be key elements in the motivational process. Motivation, initiation, and sustainment of activity over time are beneficial for children.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 02/2015; 32(1):53-67. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.992265
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of this project was to identify the nutritional status of older adults in a primary care setting by using a standardized nutritional tool and to improve clinical outcomes by implementing appropriate interventions. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 50 records was conducted prior to any intervention to document what was being done before the use of a standardized nutritional tool. Clinic staff was instructed on the Mini Nutritional Assessment tool. After implementing the tool, a chart review was conducted on 25 participants. Results: Prior to implementing the tool, data showed that 42% of the patients' charts recorded a body mass index and there was no documentation of any nutritional concerns. After the implementation of the standardized tool, data showed 40% of the older adult patients had normal nutritional status, 56% were at risk, and 4% were malnourished. Furthermore, 100% of records continued to show no documentation of any nutritional interventions. Conclusion: Data suggest that many older adult patients are at risk or have malnourishment that is unrecognized. Documentation of nutritional interventions needs to be evaluated and recorded.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 02/2015; 32(1):1-11. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.991658
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this literature review is to describe the state of the science on teen dating violence (TDV) research identifying support and barriers in accessing services. This review will help identify gaps in dating violence (DV) research and inform secondary and tertiary prevention services, as well as ways that these could be integrated into comprehensive primary prevention efforts. This review was conducted via electronic search through CINAHL, PubMed, and PsychINFO. Results show a serious lack of research in the content area and the importance of increasing research efforts in discovering supports for accessing DV services is emphasized.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 02/2015; 32(1):39-52. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2015.991668
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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to determine recruitment and retention feasibility, changes in self-efficacy for diet and exercise, and weight and fasting insulin level change after a lifestyle intervention in a community park. A randomized wait-list control design was used to recruit 50 Filipino American participants into a flexible eight-week curriculum. The retention rate was 88%. A weight loss of 1.52 kg (p < .05) and a waist reduction of 5.46 cm (p < .05) were found in the intervention group. Significant predictors for weight loss were gender and marital status. The intervention showed promise for this community program.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 10/2014; 31(4):225-37. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.926674
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    ABSTRACT: The prevalence of HIV in older adults is rising. This increase can be attributed to inconsistent condom use, low perceived disease susceptibility, and a sexual health knowledge gap found in older adults. Yet, little to no health promotion for older adults focuses on sex education. This study sought to determine the feasibility of a group-based educational program in senior housing settings and consider the utility of a self-efficacy based group education program on knowledge of disease risk and preventive techniques among older adults living in senior housing.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 10/2014; 31(4):187-97. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.958390
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    ABSTRACT: Smokeless tobacco use among women living in rural areas is poorly understood and largely ignored. This qualitative study explored the use of smokeless tobacco with 10 participants living in rural areas in Alabama, with the women telling their own stories of use. Themes emerging from interviews included the initiation of use, secrecy, health-risk beliefs, daily-use patterns, and thoughts about quitting. The study results could assist community health nurses in awareness of risks, case finding, and development of community-based prevention strategies. Additional research would help better understanding of the epidemiology of the problem, cultural implications, and practice interventions.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 10/2014; 31(4):212-24. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.958404
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    ABSTRACT: This study describes young adult female college students' perceptions of risky social media behaviors. A sample of 14 young adult females, aged 18-22 years and residing in an urban university, participated in 1 of 3 focus groups held in campus housing. Data analysis yielded 4 themes surrounding young adults' engagement in risky behaviors associated with social media. Themes described the predominant culture, associated risk, and prevention. Important insights into young adult female college students' thoughts on risky social media behaviors can be used by advanced practice nurses to inform preventive education for young college women.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 07/2014; 31(3):133-144. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.926677
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine Mexican-born women's utilization and adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines. Ninety-seven women in the southeastern United States participated. Data were collected in Spanish. The majority of women met adherence guidelines for the pap exam. Marital status, educational attainment, marianismo, blood pressure knowledge, fatalism, cultural cancer beliefs, trust in provider, and perceived provider communication abilities were not associated with utilization or adherence to screening guidelines. This study had higher than expected adherence to screening guidelines. Nearly all women received screenings through safety net services indicating the need to advocate for continued public health funding.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 07/2014; 31(3):157-166. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.926678
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    ABSTRACT: The effects of homelessness on health are well documented, although less is known about the challenges of health care delivery from the perspective of service providers. Using data from a larger health needs assessment, the purpose of this study was to describe homeless health care needs and barriers to access utilizing qualitative data collected from shelter staff (n = 10) and health service staff (n = 14). Shelter staff members described many unmet health needs and barriers to health care access, and discussed needs for other supportive services in the area. Health service providers also described multiple health and service needs, and the need for a recuperative care setting for this population. Although a variety of resources are currently available for homeless health service delivery, barriers to access and gaps in care still exist. Recommendations for program planning are discussed and examined in the context of contributing factors and health care reform.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 05/2014; 31(2):103-117. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.901072
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to assess university students' knowledge and attitudes toward emergency contraception pills (ECPs). A written survey was administered to a convenience sample at a university. Study findings showed favorable student attitudes toward ECP and poor knowledge levels. Knowledge and attitude scores were not influenced by gender. Students who reported receiving health care provider ECP counseling had more positive attitudes toward ECP than those who did not receive counseling, but no knowledge level difference existed. More research is needed on methods to educate students on ECP and on the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and ECP utilization.
    Journal of Community Health Nursing 05/2014; 31(2):75-89. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2014.901089