International Journal of Nursing Practice (Int J Nurs Pract)

Publisher: Wiley

Journal description

The International Journal of Nursing Practice is a fully refereed journal that publishes original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and as an academic discipline. The journal focuses on research papers and professional discussion papers that have a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.Preference is given to high quality papers written in a way that renders them accessible to a wide audience without compromising quality. The primary criteria for acceptance are excellence, relevance and clarity. Papers are published under the following categories: Research Papers, Scholarly Articles, Clinical Reports, International Reviews and Book Reviews.

Current impact factor: 0.60

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.599
2013 Impact Factor 0.543
2012 Impact Factor 0.881
2011 Impact Factor 0.716
2010 Impact Factor 0.794

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.97
Cited half-life 6.90
Immediacy index 0.13
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.28
Website International Journal of Nursing Practice website
Other titles International journal of nursing practice (Online)
ISSN 1322-7114
OCLC 45498281
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


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    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Diarrhoea has been identified as the second leading cause of mortality among under-5s and also claims more life than HIV, measles and malaria combined together in the same category of population. This article is a combination of literature review and personal experience of lessons learnt from past diarrhoea outbreaks in Botswana that caused significant rate of mortality among under-5s. The paper used literature review to identify contributory factors to diarrhoea burden among under-5s in Botswana and applied a community health nursing framework (PRECEDE-PROCEED) to tackle the problems identified. The study revealed that Botswana mothers are lacking in knowledge related to exclusive breastfeeding, prevention and treatment of diarrhoea disease. The paper recommends that health-care workers in Botswana be sensitized on current diarrhoea management to tailor their health education methods appropriately. © 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to assess haemodialysis nurses’ work environment and investigate the correlation between work environment and patients’ outcomes. A cross-sectional study was conducted at the 11 public hospital-based haemodialysis units of the 5th Regional Health Authority of Greece. The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) was used to assess work environment. Nurses were asked to report the frequency of a series adverse events and errors. Study population consisted of 133 nurses (response rate 89.3%). The overall PES-NWI scored just < 2.5 (Mean = 2.48, standard deviation = 0.34) indicating a non-favourable haemodialysis workplace. Nurse–physician Relations, nurse manager ability and nursing foundations for quality of care were the most favourable aspects of work environment. Multivariate logistic regression analysis identified that hypotension (odds ratio (OR) = 0.3, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.1–0.9, P = 0.03), venous needle disconnection (OR = 0.14, 95% CI = 0.03–0.65, P = 0.012) and patient fall (OR = 0.02, 95% CI = 0.001–0.51, P = 0.018) were associated with a non-favourable work environment. Findings have important implications for improvement of haemodialysis work environment and enhancement of patients’ safety.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: Our objective in this study was to evaluate the nutritional status and to identify clinical, psychosocial, and nutritional factors contributing to malnutrition in Korean patients with Parkinson's disease. We used a descriptive, cross-sectional study design. Of 102 enrolled patients, 26 (25.5%) were malnourished and 27 (26.5%) were at risk of malnutrition based on Mini-Nutritional Assessment scores. Malnutrition was related to activity of daily living score, Hoehn and Yahr stage, duration of levodopa therapy, Beck Depression Inventory and Spielberger's Anxiety Inventory scores, body weight, body weight at onset of Parkinson's disease, and body mass index. On multiple logistic regression analysis, anxiety score, duration of levodopa therapy, body weight at onset of Parkinson's disease, and loss of body weight were significant factors predicting malnutrition in Parkinson's disease patients. Therefore, nutritional assessment, including psychological evaluation, is required for Parkinson's disease patients to facilitate interdisciplinary nutritional intervention for malnourished patients. © 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: This study explored barriers to nurses' roles in pain management following surgery in Jordan. A qualitative approach using four focus group discussions (n = 4) was used. The total convenience sample of surgical wards nurses included 25 nurses. The analysis revealed two categories explaining the context and perceived barriers affecting nurses' roles in pain management. First were barriers within bedside nursing, comprising attention-seeking patients, 'buzzer obsession' and family interferences. Second were barriers within nursing, comprising lack of staff and 'nurses need pain relief before patients', and the perception of 'we are nurses, they are doctors.' Nurses' roles in managing patients' pain following surgery is hindered by contextually complex barriers identified by this research. Multidisciplinary actions are therefore urgently needed to address barriers to pain management at the nursing professional, ward culture and policy levels. Failure to do so might lead to more pain sufferers following surgery, and thus poor recovery.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to test nine variables which derived from the model of self-care in chronic illness and previous studies on elderly patients with hypertension. A descriptive research design was employed in this study. Totally, 306 elderly patients diagnosed with hypertension were selected from three public health centres for the study. The stepwise regression analysis was conducted by analysing predictors of self-care in elderly patients with hypertension. Statistical analyses, including correlation analysis, t-test and analysis of variance tests were conducted for seven variables. The results indicated that only four variables were significant, and the model explained 57% of the variance in self-care. Among these predictors, empowerment was the strongest predictor, followed by social support, depression and perceived severity. These findings demonstrate the significance of assessing predictors of self-care behaviour when examining patients' health behaviours and planning intervention strategies.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this descriptive qualitative study was to explore perspectives of nurses and midwives towards the introduction of shift-to-shift bedside handover. Semistructured interviews with nurses (n = 20) and midwives (n = 10) occurred 12 months after the introduction of bedside handover. Data were analyzed using thematic content analysis. Two main themes were identified: enhanced individual patient care and documentation, along with improved patient-clinician partnerships; and protection of confidentiality and privacy. The newly introduced bedside handover model improved efficiency and accuracy of the handover process and led to the provision of safe, high-quality care. Development of ward-specific tools and relevant educational resources, along with clinical support, are identified as the facilitators to ensure the new model can be successfully integrated into normal clinical practice.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to identify the cultural problems encountered during caregiving by the nurses working in two university hospitals located in western and eastern Turkey. This descriptive, comparative study was conducted between July 2008 and October 2009 with 338 nurses who volunteered to take part in the study. The study data were collected using an individual description questionnaire consisting of 10 questions and another questionnaire consisting of 14 questions to identify the cultural problems encountered by nurses when giving care. The study showed with respect to training received on transcultural nursing that only 59 nurses had this training, but the percentage was higher in the nurses working at the hospital in the west (54.2%) (P > 0.05). It was found that a large number of nurses in the sample group (n = 286) gave care to at least one individual from another culture, but the percentage was significantly higher in the nurses working in the west (56.7%) than in the nurses working in the east (43.3%) (P < 0.05). When the problems experienced by the nurses during caregiving because of cultural characteristics of patients were explored, it was found that they experienced problems mostly in 'communication', and the percentage of those having problems was higher in the nurses working in the west (60.8%) (P > 0.05). The problem experienced in this area was mostly because of the fact that patients 'did not speak Turkish' (63.8%). In conclusion, the nurses gave care to patients from different cultures, and most of them had trouble when giving care to patients from different cultures.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to describe the influence of non-family-based support on breastfeeding practices among career women in Taiwan during the first four postnatal months. A qualitative, case study approach was used to investigate the phenomenon. A purposive sample of 14 women was recruited and took part in two to three in-depth interviews. The data were transcribed and analysed using descriptive content analysis. It was found that non-family supports had significant influence on their efforts to maintain breastfeeding. Women faced a number of challenges to breastfeeding. The services provided by in-centre care organizations, the resources and organizations accessed through the Internet, and the support provided by colleagues in their workplaces supported women's efforts to maintain breastfeeding. Given the low breastfeeding maintenance rates in Taiwan and the changing societal structure where fewer families rely on family support, the findings highlight the resources, programmes and nursing practice which might support women's needs and promote breastfeeding among career women.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the relationship between psychosocial status, disease knowledge and adherence to deferoxamine treatment in adolescents with thalassaemia major. A purposive sample of 36 adolescents with transfusion dependence, ages 12-19 years, was recruited. A semi-structured interview and two structured questionnaires were used. In this sample, 56% were low adherence and 36% were psychologically impaired. Statistically significant factors associated with psychological impairment were: adolescents more than 16 years; low deferoxamine adherence; mean ferritin more than 2500 μg/L; family size more than six; family income equal or less than 350 Jordanian dinar and having sibling with thalassaemia. Additionally, adolescents with high level of knowledge had significantly lower scores on Pediatric Symptom Checklist.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: Falls are the most frequently reported adverse hospital events. How to prevent inpatients from falling has become an important issue of patient safety in hospitals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between age and inpatient falls. A retrospective study design was used. This study, which extracted information from fall-related incident reports, enrolled patients who had fallen during hospitalization in Taiwan. Of the 221 falls evaluated, 63.8% had occurred under companion care, 98.2% of patients had fallen once and most fall-related injuries were minor (46.6%). Falls occurred most frequently when patients were going to the toilet, walking and being moved. There were significant correlations with age groups and fall-related factors (P = 0.000; P < 0.05), the presence/absence of a companion (P = 0.022, P < 0.05), the situation of falls (P = 0.000; P < 0.05), and fall-related injuries (P = 0.000, P < 0.05). Preventive interventions related to falls should vary for different age groups.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: Monitoring lifestyle to maintain health is an important issue for breast cancer survivors. No multidimensional instrument has previously been available specifically for assessing overall healthiness of lifestyle among breast cancer survivors. This study aims (i) to establish the Healthy Lifestyle Instrument for Breast Cancer Survivors (HLI-BCS) and (ii) to examine the reliability and validity of the established scale. A quantitative cross-sectional design was used. This project was conducted in four phases. In phase I, using the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile as the core concept, we created 50 preliminary measurement items. In phase II, we invited 10 breast cancer survivors and five professional experts to conduct a content validity assessment. In phases III and IV, a total of 220 breast cancer survivors were enrolled to assess the construct validity and the internal consistency and reliability. The final HLI-BCS contains 20 items across five domains: dietary habits, environment and physiology, health responsibility and stress management, social and interpersonal relations and spiritual growth. Through the information presented in the HLI-BCS, breast cancer survivors can assess their lifestyles on multiple dimensions and subsequently adjust their lifestyles to enhance their recovery and quality of life.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice
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    ABSTRACT: Stress at clinical environment is one of the cases that could affect the education quality among nursing students. The study aims to investigate Iranian nursing students' perceptions on the stressors in clinical environment in the South Western part of Iran. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2010 to include 300 nursing students after their completion of second clinical nursing course in a hospital environment. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire, with focus on the clinical environment stressors from personal, educational and training viewpoints. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software (IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY, USA) and descriptive statistics tests. Among the various stressors, the highest scores were given to the faculty (71 ± 19.77), followed by the students' personal characteristics (43.15 ± 21.79). Given that faculty-related factors provoked more stress in nursing students, nursing administration should diligently evaluate and improve communication skills among faculty to reduce student stress and enhance learning.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · International Journal of Nursing Practice