Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Publisher: Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Current impact factor: 0.69

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.688
2013 Impact Factor 0.561
2012 Impact Factor 0.469
2011 Impact Factor 0.705
2010 Impact Factor 0.549
2009 Impact Factor 0.465
2008 Impact Factor 0.538

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.89
Cited half-life 6.80
Immediacy index 0.03
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.28
Other titles Gastroenterology nursing (Online), Gastroenterology nursing
ISSN 1538-9766
OCLC 42471864
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Bowel management is a concern in patients with spina bifida. We evaluated the status of bowel management in children with spina bifida (SB) and the effects on quality of life (QoL) of children and their caregivers. Data were collected from 173 children with SB between January and June 2011, whose bowel management status and QoL were assessed using a self-administered questionnaire. Of the 173 children, 38 (22.0%) reported normal defecation, 73 (42.2%) reported constipation only, and 62 (35.8%) reported fecal incontinence with/without constipation. For defecation, 59 children (34.1%) used digital stimulation or manual extraction, 28 (16.2%) used suppositories or enemas, 35 (20.3%) used laxatives, 4 (2.3%) used an antegrade continence enema, and 3 (1.7%) used transanal irrigation. There were significant differences in QoL, depending on defecation symptoms. Children with fecal incontinence and their caregivers had difficulties in travel and socialization (p < .0001), caregivers' emotions (p < .0001), family relationships (p < .0001), and finances (p < .0001). Constipation and fecal incontinence affect QoL of children with SB and their caregivers. Therefore, more attention should be paid to bowel problems and help should be provided to children and their caregivers to improve QoL.
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    ABSTRACT: Because the ileocecal valve could theoretically influence the progression of the videocapsule, we aimed to characterize its posed delay in videocapsule passage to the cecum. A retrospective study was conducted of all procedures in which patients experienced in the same day colonoscopy with ileal biopsy and videocapsule endoscopy. In all 11 patients who satisfied the criteria, at least one biopsy-induced ileal mucosal defect could be identified. There was a mean delay in the passage of the videocapsule through the ileocecal valve of more than 43 minutes (range: 9 seconds to 143 minutes). This article draws attention to the physiologic sphincter role of the ileocecal valve, which could significantly delay the progression of the endoscopic videocapsule to the cecum. The fact that the small bowel videocapsules may get hung up at the ileocecal valve for a while (and sometimes for a considerable amount of time) we find interesting, and essentially confirms intuition. This could be important in some circumstances, such as choosing the route for deep enteroscopy or calculation of the Lewis score.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article was to determine whether scripted pre-procedural fall risk patient education and nurses' intention to assist patients after receiving sedation improves receptiveness of nursing assistance during recovery and decreases fall risk in an outpatient endoscopy suite. We prospectively identified high fall risk patients using the following criteria: (1) use of an assistive device, (2) fallen two or more times within the last year, (3) sustained an injury in a fall within a year, (4) age greater than 85 years, or (5) nursing judgment of high fall risk. Using a scripted dialogue, nurses educated high-risk patients of their fall risk and the nurses' intent to assist them to and in the bathroom. Documentation of patient education, script use, and assistance was monitored. Over 24 weeks, 892 endoscopy patients were identified as high fall risk; 790 (88.5%) accepted post-procedural assistance. Documentation of assistance significantly increased from 33% to 100%. Patients receiving education and postprocedural assistance increased from 27.9% to 100% at week 24. No patient falls occurred 12 months following implementation among patients identified as high fall risk. Scripted pre-procedural fall risk education increases patient awareness and receptiveness to assistance and can lead to decreased fall rates.
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    ABSTRACT: Adolescents are in a transitional phase of life characterized by major physical, emotional, and psychological challenges. Living with ulcerative colitis is experienced as a reduction of their life quality. Initial treatment of ulcerative colitis is medical, but surgery may be necessary when medical treatment ceases to have an effect. No research-based studies of adolescents' experience of the hospital period after surgery for ulcerative colitis exist. The objective of the study was to identify and describe adolescents' lived experiences while hospitalized after surgery for ulcerative colitis. This qualitative study was based on interviews with eight adolescents. Analysis and interpretation were based on a hermeneutic interpretation of meaning. Three themes were identified: Body: Out of order; Seen and understood; and Where are all the others? The adolescents experience a postoperative period characterized by physical and mental impairment. Being mentally unprepared for such challenges, they shun communication and interaction. The findings demonstrate the importance of individualized nursing care on the basis of the adolescent's age, maturity, and individual needs. Further study of adolescent patients' hospital stay, focusing on the implications of being young and ill at the same time, is needed.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives 3.0 License, where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

  • No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
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    ABSTRACT: Healthcare disparities are prevalent throughout the United States of America, particularly among low socioeconomic communities and minority groups. As primary care providers in Bronx, New York, the authors have noted that African American males often decline colonoscopy screening measures more frequently than other minorities. Ironically, the same cohort of African American men has the highest incidence of colon cancer and less favorable outcomes from chemotherapy intervention. In hopes of making a segue into a more informed conversation with our patients, we have developed an informative fact sheet for patients and their families on the basis of evidence-based literature. The objective was to employ this fact sheet to educate patients about colorectal cancer screening in an understandable and clinically effective manner.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
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    ABSTRACT: Pain is personal, subjective, and is best treated when the patient's experience is fully understood. Hospitalization contributes to the physical and psychological complications of acute and chronic pain experienced by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to develop an understanding of the unique experience of pain in hospitalized patients with an admitting diagnosis of IBD and related care or surgery. Following institutional review board approval, purposeful sampling was used to recruit 16 patients (11 female, 5 male, mean age 41.8 years) from two 36-bed colorectal units of a large academic medical center in the Midwest. Individual, audio-recorded interviews were conducted by a researcher at each participant's bedside. Recordings and transcripts were systematically reviewed by the research team using Van Manen's approach to qualitative analysis. Subsequently, 5 major themes were identified among the data: feeling discredited and misunderstood, desire to dispel the stigma, frustration with constant pain, need for caregiver knowledge and understanding, and nurse as connector between patient and physician. Hospitalized patients with IBD have common issues with pain care. Nurses caring for them can provide better pain management when they understand these issues/themes. Further research into the themes discovered here is recommended.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of education provided by a nurse on quality of life, anxiety, and depression in patients receiving hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy. The total number of patients receiving HCV treatment was 25 patients (18 females and 7 males). Organized patient lectures addressed transmission routes of HCV, effects of virus on the liver, interferon treatment, treatment complications and care, and psychosocial problems faced by patients with HCV and their families. Lectures were followed by interviews in small groups including 3-4 patients each and repeated 3 months after. Data were collected by patient surveys, Hospital Anxiety-Depression Scale, and Short Form (SF)-36 Health Survey (SF-36). There were no significant differences between pre- and posteducation for the SF-36 domains, namely role physical, health perception, social functioning, role emotion, and mental health, whereas there were significant differences between pre- and posteducation for the SF-36 domains, namely physical function, bodily pain, and vitality. Pre-education depression and anxiety scores were higher than posteducation depression and anxiety scores. Specific educational programs provided by nurses improved patients' quality of life and decreased anxiety and depression in patients receiving HCV therapy. These findings support the importance of educational programs provided by nurses for HCV patients.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
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    ABSTRACT: Liver cirrhosis is one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Health-related quality of life in cirrhotic patients is affected by the disease's complications. The purpose of this article was to describe the experiences of individuals with liver cirrhosis during critical illness. The aim was to investigate the disease experiences of liver cirrhosis. The authors conducted a phenomenological qualitative study, using a Colaizzi's seven-step method. Ten participants with liver cirrhosis participated in in-depth interviews. The data from this analysis were transformed into 119 codes, 11 subthemes, and 4 main themes including (1) confronting tension, (2) needs, (3) spirituality, and (4) interaction and effective communication. Findings could be used as a basis for information and emotional and social support interventions, as these can be effective in promoting adjustment to complications of cirrhosis by suitable interventions. Adequate adjustment through adaptation leads to successful completion of treatment and improved quality of life.
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    ABSTRACT: In Jordan, there is a gap in literature regarding nurses' practices of enteral nutrition. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess nurses' practices regarding enteral nutrition of critically ill adult patients. A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to collect data through self-reported questionnaires and descriptive analyses were used to display the results of the study. The results revealed that some aspects of enteral nutrition practices were consistent with the current best evidences such as initiation time of enteral nutrition and backrest elevation. On the contrary, some aspects showed variations and inconsistency with current best evidences such as the amount of high gastric residual volume and its management. Nurses' practices regarding enteral nutrition were not consistent with international guidelines. This inconsistency can predispose patients to underfeeding. Enhancement of research utilization is highly recommended as well as establishing evidence-based guidelines.
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    ABSTRACT: Looping is a common occurrence during colonoscopy. Once a loop has occurred and the endoscopist has reduced it, abdominal pressure given by the technician will help the loop from re-forming. In this article, we discuss some of the common loops that are formed, the methods the endoscopist must employ to reduce the loop, and the type of abdominal pressure used by the technician to help prevent the loop from re-forming and, thus, help attain cecal intubation. Hand placement for abdominal pressure is discussed and illustrated to provide a visual guide for the technician.
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    ABSTRACT: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder; however, it remains poorly understood. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, organic bowel disease characterized by young age of onset, debilitating symptoms, and invasive and toxic treatment options. This study aimed to determine the impact of IBS and IBD on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the ways by which these conditions affect HRQoL, with the purpose of informing nurse specialists in gastroenterology who are best placed to support HRQoL improvements. Quality of life, symptom, and demographic data were collected from patients with IBS and IBD and tabulated and examined. Analysis of data demonstrated that HRQoL is significantly lower in IBS than in IBD. However, the ways by which these two conditions affect HRQoL differs, with greater impairments in social and emotional aspects of life in individuals with IBS. Bowel symptoms were the same or worse in IBD.
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    ABSTRACT: A specific device and system has been developed and tested for clinical monitoring of gastric mucosal reactance in the critically ill as an early warning of splanchnic hypoperfusion associated with shock and sepsis. This device has been proven effective in clinical trials and is expected to become commercially available next year. The system uses a combination nasogastric tube and impedance spectroscopy probe as a single catheter. Because this device has a double function, the question is: Does enteral feeding or suction affect the gastric reactance measurements? This study was designed to evaluate the effect of feeding and suction on the measurement of gastric impedance spectroscopy in healthy volunteers. Impedance spectra were obtained from the gastric wall epithelia of 18 subjects. The spectra were measured for each of the following conditions: postinsertion of gastric probe, during active suction, postactive suction, and during enteral feeding (236 ml of nutritional supplement). Impedance spectra were reproducible in all volunteers under all conditions tested. There was a slight increase in impedance parameters after suction, and a decrease in impedance after feeding; however, these observed differences were insignificant compared to patient-to-patient variability, and truly negligible compared with previously observed changes associated with splanchnic ischemia in critically ill patients. Our results demonstrate that suction or feeding when using the impedance spectro-metry probe/nasogastric tube does not significantly interfere with gastric impedance spectrometer measurements.
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