Sigma Foundation for Nursing Research Grant Reports
To encourage the advancement of nursing through research around the globe, Sigma Foundation for Nursing provides funding for small and collaborative research grants. This collection houses reports of the recipients' research endeavors.
For more information on Sigma's research grant opportunities, please click here.
Social Support and Self-Management Behaviors among Emerging Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2018-07-03)
Self-management of chronic conditions is increasingly critical as individuals spend less time in healthcare systems and must learn how to manage their disease (through behaviors such as medication adherence and diet ...
A study of coping with fear of cancer recurrence among ovarian cancer survivors living outside of large metropolitan centres (The FEARLESS Study): End of Grant Report (2018-05-15)
The purpose of this study was to examine how ovarian cancer survivors living outside of large urban centres cope with one of their most common concerns, their fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). A small number of interventions ...
South Africa has the highest incidence of drug resistant-tuberculosis (DR-TB) in sub-Saharan Africa and outcomes are poor. Only 54% of patients successfully complete ...
Background: Alarm fatigue is a well-established patient safety concern in acute care settings. One mechanism for reducing this phenomenon and improving patient care is customization of alarm settings ...
- Specific Aims/Hypothesis:
Aim 1: Determine the feasibility of the intervention, including its acceptability, and further refine intervention materials and study ...
The purpose of this quantitative, non-experimental cross sectional study was to explore the use of Principal Components Analysis (PCA) to recognize redundancy and correlations in the variables – standardized Content ...
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2017-07)BACKGROUND: Risk behaviors and hormone use place transgender individuals (TIs) in jeopardy for osteoporosis. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to expand the science about the knowledge, health beliefs, and osteoporosis ...
Objective. To identify the potential relationships between duration of tube feeding and (1) oral feeding success in preterm infants; (2) alert behavioral states, orally-directed behaviors, and nutritive ...
The Manager’s Perspective: Perceptions of and Behaviors Toward Patient and Visitor Aggression in Hospitals (PERoPA). An international online survey (2017-09-21)
Background: Patient and visitor aggression has a damaging influence on workflows as well as patient and staff safety in all areas of healthcare. Nurse managers are in a key position to address patient and visitor ...
Effect of Genetic Education on Sickle Cell Disorder screening Uptake among Secondary School Students in Ilesa- East Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria (2017-09-19)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is becoming an epidemic in Nigeria. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of genetic education with counselling on uptake of genotype screening among secondary school students (SSS). ...
Parenting stress in parents of infants with congenital heart disease and parents of healthy infants: The first year of life (2017-09-12)
Background: While we know that the parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD), the most prevalent group of congenital anomalies, experience increased parenting stress, the stress levels ...
The Effect of Deliberate Practice and Peer Mentoring on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Competence in Vital Signs, Breath Sounds, and Heart Sounds (2017-08-25)
Background: Nursing students often do not have adequate opportunities to practice psychomotor skills within patient care settings, but skill decay can occur without regular practice.(2017-07-19)
The purpose of this study was to describe the time from DR-TB diagnosis to treatment initiation for people in South Africa with DR-TB with and without HIV and to evaluate the influence of age on the timing of treatment ...(2017-04-17)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common bowel disorders. It is characterized by symptoms of abdominal discomfort or pain that are associated with changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation. ...
Exploring Simulation Utilization and Simulation Evaluation Practices and Approaches in Undergraduate Nursing Education (2017-02-24)
Simulation is becoming one of the most significant teaching-learning strategy available in undergraduate nursing education (Aebersold & Tschannen, 2013; Akhtar-Danesh, Baxter, Valaitis, Stanyon, & Sproul, 2009). Through ...(2017-02-23)
Purpose: To understand the mechanism of coping with resilience and its implications for the well-being of nursing students in the context of clinical placement.
Design and Methods: ...(2017-01-27)
Summary of project aims
The aims of this pilot study were as follows: (a) to examine the design and utility of an intervention based on the Sensemaking model, and (b) to examine communication ...(2017-01-11)
Objective: Parental presence in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is essential for families, especially mothers to participate in infant care and prepare for transition from hospital to home. ...
What is the relationship between mentors’ qualities and mentees successful progression in a Nursing PhD program? (2016-11-04)
Mentoring is an essential component of a doctoral student’s success. Relationships develop, where both the mentor and the mentee experience professional growth.
The purpose of this study is to determine the ...(2016-10-20)
Summary The purpose of this study was to explore whether there is a difference in learning outcomes based on the order in which nursing students receive patient care learning experiences. Specifically, ...