Journal of Community Health Nursing (J Community Health Nurs)

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: 0.48

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.475
2013 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 0.60
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.05
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.18
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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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Evidence-based protocols in safety net settings can help standardize care practices, increase organizational workflow, and enhance quality outcomes for those receiving services. The purpose of this quality improvement project is two-fold: to design an evidence-based medical triage clinical management protocol, and, to influence adherence to that protocol by safety net medical triage volunteers through an on-line volunteer orientation. Leadership skills were required to help translate evidence-based practice recommendations into useful tools to assist in directing practice. Project outcomes included successful multidisciplinary practice change, significantly improved volunteer knowledge surrounding medical triage protocol parameters, increased organizational workflow, and enhanced quality client outcomes.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the association of self-efficacy and self-regulation with nutrition and exercise behaviors. The study used a cross-sectional design and included 108 participants (54 men, 54 women). Nutrition behaviors (fruit/vegetable consumption, dinner cooking, and restaurant eating) and exercise were measured using total days in last week a behavior was reported. Instruments measuring self-efficacy and self-regulation demonstrated excellent Cronbach's alphas (.93-.95). Path analysis indicated only fruit/vegetable consumption and exercise were associated with self-efficacy and self-regulation. Self-regulation showed direct association with fruit/vegetable consumption and exercise, but self-efficacy had direct association only with exercise. Self-efficacy and self-regulation should be strategically used to promote health behaviors.
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    ABSTRACT: Refugees often experience compromised health from both pre- and postmigration stressors. Coalition theory has helped guide the development of targeted programs to address the health care needs of vulnerable populations. Using the Community Coalition Action Theory as a framework, a coalition was formed to implement a community garden with apartment-dwelling refugees. Outcomes included successful coalition formation, a community garden, reported satisfaction from all gardeners with increased vegetable intake, access to culturally meaningful foods, and evidence of increased community engagement. The opportunity for community health nurses to convene a coalition to affect positive health for refugees is demonstrated.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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    ABSTRACT: It is estimated that 375,000 Americans are utilizing insulin pump therapy to manage their diabetes. This article will educate community health care nurses regarding use of the insulin pump, and how to operate special settings for more effective glycemic control. Complications of pump therapy, as well as hyperglycemia, are not always avoidable; however, interventions are in place to prevent and treat complications. Furthermore, important assessment questions are employed to assist community health nurses in evaluating the patient knowledge base and management skills of their disease process in hyperglycemic episodes and emergency situations.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
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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.
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    ABSTRACT: In 2012, the state of Georgia passed state law O.C.G.A. § 20-2-779, requiring school districts to observe specific guidelines for safe management of students with diabetes. Similar statutes are being enacted nationally as the incidence of diabetes among school-age children increases, and as school systems are challenged to provide services mandated under the auspices of federal laws in an increasingly austere economic environment. This case study highlights the collaborative efforts of three institutions in a small community in Georgia to implement one component of the new law. Individuals in the school system, the school nurse program, the local university, and the regional medical center have pooled resources in order to meet the specific requirements of Section 4 of the statute: Training of School Employees in the Care Needed for Students with Diabetes. This is a significant issue: In the past two years, seven states have passed legislation similar to Georgia’s. The high political stakes of this type of legislation is evident in the controversy that has accompanied its passage. Various stakeholder points of view are considered: state legislators, parents and students, school administrators, local school nurses, national and state nurses’ associations, and advocacy organizations. This presentation outlines a reasonable and cost-effective strategy for other school systems that may be seeking ways to implement similar statutes. It also provides a model for collaborative practice that highlights the potential for community partnerships among academia, health care, and school systems; while acknowledging the challenges involved with implementing the statute.
    No preview · Conference Paper · Nov 2014
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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.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Journal of Community Health Nursing
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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.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Journal of Community Health Nursing