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Midwest Nursing Research Society News.

Olimpia Paun, JoEllen Wilbur,

West J Nurs Res (Western journal of nursing research)
[2021, 43(2):199-201]

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The Lived Experience of Antiretroviral Therapy for Pregnant Women: Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence as a Balancing Act.

Jessica E Shore, Olimpia Paun, Susan C Vonderheid,

We explored 10 pregnant women's experiences with antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence using a qualitative approach. Semistructured interviews were conducted with pregnant ethnic minority women living with HIV and receiving integrated HIV/obstetric care at a Midwestern academic medical center in the United States. Data were analyzed using an interpretive phenomenology approach ... Read more >>

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care (The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC)
[2020, 31(4):448-456]

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'Walk a mile in my shoes:' African American caregiver perceptions of caregiving and self-care.

Fawn A Cothran, Olimpia Paun, Shaila Strayhorn, Lisa L Barnes,

African American Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD) family caregivers are understudied in intervention research with discrepant evidence existing on their mental and physical health outcomes. The stress toll of ADRD caregiving, coupled with the well-documented health disparities for African Americans, place these caregivers at higher risk for morbidity and ... Read more >>

Ethn Health (Ethnicity & health)
[2020, :1-18]

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FAMILY DEMENTIA CAREGIVER RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Olimpia Paun, Ben R Inventor, Louis Fogg, Hugh Vondracek, Ilse Salinas,

AbstractRecruitment of dementia caregivers whose family members reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) poses unique challenges as it traditionally relies on the assistance of facility administrators. The purpose of this presentation is to examine and evaluate new recruitment strategies to determine their effectiveness in an ongoing Stage I randomized clinical ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S933-S933]

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Resilience and Suicide in Special Operations Forces: State of the Science via Integrative Review.

Kate Rocklein Kemplin, Olimpia Paun, Dan C Godbee, Jonathan W Brandon,

<h4>Background</h4>Due to alarming rates of suicide in Special Operations Forces (SOF) and associated effects of traumatic stress in military populations writ large, resilience initiatives thought to influence Servicemembers' mitigation of traumatic stress and thus lower suicide risks have been implemented throughout the services. Since combat operations commenced in multiple theaters ... Read more >>

J Spec Oper Med (Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals)
[2019, 19(2):57-66]

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Steps to Effective Problem-Solving in group homes.

Sarah H Ailey, Arlene M Miller, Olimpia Paun, Michael Schoeny, Tricia Johnson, Teresa Moro, Arthur Nezu, Tamar Heller, Janet Melby,

Aggressive/challenging behaviors (A/CB) are a major public health problem for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). A leading reason for psychiatric hospitalizations and incarcerations, such behaviors are costly to the health care system, agencies, and families. Social problem-solving (SPS) training programs for individuals with ID have had positive behavioral results, but ... Read more >>

Contemp Clin Trials (Contemporary clinical trials)
[2018, 72:62-72]

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Chronic Grief Management: A Live-Streaming Video, Group-Based Intervention for Family Caregivers of Individuals With Dementia in Long-Term Care.

Olimpia Paun, Fawn Cothran,

Family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) experience long-term mental health effects. Although caregivers who place relatives in long-term care (LTC) experience increased depression, anxiety, and chronic grief post-placement, interventions to improve caregivers' mental health have focused mainly on in-home care. Current researchers previously tested a ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv (Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services)
[2019, 57(1):17-24]

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Longitudinal Effects of Activities, Social Environment, and Psychotropic Medication Use on Behavioral Symptoms of Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease in Nursing Homes.

Ben R Inventor, Carol J Farran, Olimpia Paun, Fawn Cothran, Kumar Rajan, Sandra S Swantek, Judith J McCann,

A secondary data analysis of 25,560 minutes of structured clinical observations from a longitudinal study examined the impact of time-varying background factors, social environment, and psychotropic medication use on behavioral symptoms of nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Data were collected at baseline (N = 177), 12 months (N ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv (Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services)
[2018, 56(11):18-26]

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The Myth of Hyperresilience Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Resilience in Special Operations Forces.

Kate Rocklein-Kemplin, Olimpia Paun, Noel Sons, Jonathan W Brandon,

Despite many resilience studies and resilience-building initiatives in the military, resilience as a concept remains granularly unexamined, vague, and inconsistently interpreted throughout military-specific research literature. Specifically, studies of military suicide and related mental health constructs assert that Servicemembers in Special Operations Forces (SOF) possess higher levels of resilience without providing ... Read more >>

J Spec Oper Med (Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals)
[2018, 18(1):54-60]

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Effects of a Staff Training Intervention on Seclusion Rates on an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.

Julie Newman, Olimpia Paun, Louis Fogg,

The current article presents the effects of a 90-minute staff training intervention aimed at reducing inpatient psychiatric seclusion rates through strengthened staff commitment to seclusion alternatives and improved de-escalation skills. The intervention occurred at an 18-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit whose seclusion rates in 2015 were seven times the national ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv (Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services)
[2018, 56(6):23-30]

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Comparing the Effect of a Moderate Physical Activity Intervention on the Mental Health Outcomes of African American and Caucasian Dementia Family Caregivers: A Secondary Data Analysis.

Fawn A Cothran, Olimpia Paun, Lisa L Barnes, Fayron Epps, Michael Schoeny, Carol J Farran,

Increased attention to the effects of the stressful demands of caregiving on the mental health of dementia caregivers has resulted in the development of numerous interventions. The current study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial that tested a 12-month moderate physical activity intervention with dementia caregivers. Our ... Read more >>

Issues Ment Health Nurs (Issues in mental health nursing)
[2017, 38(12):996-1004]

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Evaluation of the use of a sensory room on an adolescent inpatient unit and its impact on restraint and seclusion prevention.

Angela Seckman, Olimpia Paun, Biljana Heipp, Marie Van Stee, Vonda Keels-Lowe, Frank Beel, Cari Spoon, Louis Fogg, Kathleen R Delaney,

<h4>Topic</h4>Restraint and seclusion (R/S) reduction initiatives require multimodal efforts, particularly proactive approaches to facilitate patients' regulation. Sensory approaches are an increasingly popular method for helping patients self-regulate. A plan-do-check-act quality improvement model was used to measure practical aspects of a newly implemented sensory room on an adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit.<h4>Purpose</h4>This ... Read more >>

J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs (Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc)
[2017, 30(2):90-97]

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Effect of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Intervention on Improving Dementia Family Caregiver Physical Function: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Carol J Farran, Caryn D Etkin, Amy Eisenstein, Olimpia Paun, Kumar B Rajan, Cynthia M Castro Sweet, Judith J McCann, Lisa L Barnes, Raj C Shah, Denis A Evans,

<h4>Objective</h4>Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) affect more than five million Americans and their family caregivers. Caregiving creates challenges, may contribute to decreased caregiver health and is associated with $9.7 billion of caregiver health care costs. The purpose of this 12 month randomized clinical trial (RCT) was to examine if ... Read more >>

J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism (Journal of Alzheimer's disease & Parkinsonism)
[2016, 6(4):]

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Dementia Caregiver Grief and Bereavement: An Integrative Review.

Elizabeth H Arruda, Olimpia Paun,

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias make up the fifth leading cause of death for individuals of 65 years of age and older in the United States. Seventy percent of these individuals will die in long-term care settings. The aim of this integrative review was to examine and synthesize the evidence ... Read more >>

West J Nurs Res (Western journal of nursing research)
[2017, 39(6):825-851]

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Racial Differences in Program Evaluation of a Lifestyle Physical Activity Randomized Controlled Trial.

Fawn A Cothran, Olimpia Paun, Carol J Farran, Lisa L Barnes,

The purpose of this study was to compare program evaluation responses between African American and Caucasian caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who completed a lifestyle physical activity randomized controlled trial. The aim was to determine if African Americans evaluated the study differently than Caucasians. Family caregivers ... Read more >>

West J Nurs Res (Western journal of nursing research)
[2016, 38(10):1264-1281]

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Impact of an Individualized Physical Activity Intervention on Improving Mental Health Outcomes in Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Carol J Farran, Olimpia Paun, Fawn Cothran, Caryn D Etkin, Kumar B Rajan, Amy Eisenstein, Maryam Navaie,

<h4>Purpose</h4>This study examined secondary benefits of an individualized physical activity intervention on improving dementia family caregivers' subjective burden, depressive symptoms and positive affect.<h4>Design and methods</h4>A community-based randomized controlled trial (RCT) was implemented with family caregivers of persons with dementia (N = 211) who received the Enhanced Physical Activity Intervention (EPAI: ... Read more >>

AIMS Med Sci (AIMS medical science)
[2016, 3(1):15-31]

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Family Caregivers Define and Manage the Nursing Home Placement Process.

Sarah M Koplow, Agatha M Gallo, Kathleen A Knafl, Catherine Vincent, Olimpia Paun, Valerie Gruss,

The nursing home placement process is complex and difficult for family caregivers. This qualitative descriptive study examines the experiences of caregivers involved in the management of care and placement of an older family member using the Family Management Style Framework. Ten caregivers were recruited from four nursing homes in the ... Read more >>

J Fam Nurs (Journal of family nursing)
[2015, 21(3):469-493]

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A Case Study Approach to Nursing Home Placement: Smooth and Difficult Cases and Implications for Nursing.

Sarah M Koplow, Agatha M Gallo, Kathleen A Knafl, Catherine Vincent, Olimpia Paun, Valerie Gruss,

Nursing home placement is one of the most challenging aspects of the caregiving journey. A case study approach was used to understand the experiences of caregivers during the first few months following nursing home placement. Two caregivers were selected from a larger qualitative descriptive study because their experiences exemplified smooth ... Read more >>

J Gerontol Nurs (Journal of gerontological nursing)
[2015, 41(7):58-64]

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A chronic grief intervention for dementia family caregivers in long-term care.

Olimpia Paun, Carol J Farran, Louis Fogg, Dimitra Loukissa, Peggy E Thomas, Ruby Hoyem,

Dementia caregivers do not relinquish their role after placing family members in long-term care and they experience increased chronic grief. The Chronic Grief Management Intervention (CGMI) is a12-week group-based program that uses guided discussion to deliver knowledge of Alzheimer's or a related dementia and teach skills in communication, conflict resolution, ... Read more >>

West J Nurs Res (Western journal of nursing research)
[2015, 37(1):6-27]

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Chronic grief management for dementia caregivers in transition: intervention development and implementation.

Olimpia Paun, Carol J Farran,

Research reveals that Alzheimer's disease (AD) caregivers do not relinquish their role after placing a family member in long-term care. Caregivers report increased emotional upset around the time of placement, with sustained losses over time leading to chronic grief. Chronic grief increases caregivers' risk for depression and suicide. There are ... Read more >>

J Gerontol Nurs (Journal of gerontological nursing)
[2011, 37(12):28-35]

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Relationship between system-level characteristics of assisted living facilities and the health and safety of unlicensed staff.

Glenise L McKenzie, Linda Teri, Mary K Salazar, Carol J Farran, Cornelia Beck, Olimpia Paun,

This study examined system-level characteristics of assisted living facilities and the association between these characteristics and the health and safety outcomes of unlicensed staff. Forty-two unlicensed direct care workers completed a survey related to system-level stressors and the individual stress responses of staff. Measurement tools included the Work Stressor Inventory ... Read more >>

AAOHN J (AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses)
[2011, 59(4):173-180]

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Role of technology in supporting quality control and treatment fidelity in a family caregiver clinical trial.

Carol J Farran, Caryn D Etkin, Judith J McCann, Olimpia Paun, Amy R Eisenstein, Joellen Wilbur,

This article describes how a family caregiver lifestyle physical activity clinical trial uses research technology to enhance quality control and treatment fidelity. This trial uses a range of Internet, Blaise(®) Windows-based software and Echo Server technologies to support quality control issues, such as data collection, data entry, and study management ... Read more >>

West J Nurs Res (Western journal of nursing research)
[2011, 33(7):953-978]

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Staff training in assisted living: evaluating treatment fidelity.

Linda Teri, Glenise L McKenzie, Kenneth C Pike, Carol J Farran, Cornelia Beck, Olimpia Paun, David LaFazia,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To investigate a protocol for identifying and evaluating treatment fidelity in Staff Training in Assisted-living Residences (STAR), a structured but flexible program to train direct care staff to improve care of residents with dementia.<h4>Design</h4>Multisite feasibility trial.<h4>Setting</h4>Assisted living facilities (ALFs).<h4>Participants</h4>Forty-four direct care staff and 36 leadership staff.<h4>Intervention</h4>STAR is a comprehensive, dementia-specific ... Read more >>

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry)
[2010, 18(6):502-509]

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Advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing, finding our core: the therapeutic relationship in 21st century.

Suzanne Perraud, Kathleen R Delaney, Linnea Carlson-Sabelli, Mary E Johnson, Rebekah Shephard, Olimpia Paun,

<h4>Topic</h4>Increasingly, students from various professional backgrounds are enrolling in Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nursing graduate programs, especially at the post-master's level. Faculty must educate these students to provide increasingly complex care while socializing them as PMH advanced practitioners.<h4>Purpose</h4>To present how one online program is addressing these issues by reasserting the ... Read more >>

Perspect Psychiatr Care (Perspectives in psychiatric care)
[2006, 42(4):215-226]

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Female Alzheimer's patient caregivers share their strength.

Olimpia Paun,

Spirituality is a valuable aspect in providing holistic care to Alzheimer's disease (AD) caregivers. This descriptive study explored the experience of AD caregiving in 14 older-women. A sample of African American and Caucasian participants presented spirituality and religion as essential aspects of their caregiving. Taking charge, adjusting/coping, making sense of ... Read more >>

Holist Nurs Pract (Holistic nursing practice)
[2004, 18(1):11-17]

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