Highlights from the May/June Issue of RNJ
If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive your May/June 2020 issue in the mail. Check out a preview of three great articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue, or visit the journal online to read the full issue.
Design and Usability of the Stroke Caregiver Support System: A Mobile-Friendly Website to Reduce Stroke Caregiver Burden
As rehabilitation nurses, we know the strain and burden that a stroke family caregiver can experience. Oftentimes this strain manifests itself as depression. This article by Caunca and colleagues describes the development of a mobile-friendly website for stroke caregivers. The purpose of the website, the Stroke Caregiver Support System (SCSS), is to decrease stroke caregiver burden by providing information about stroke and practical advice in providing care for the stroke survivor. Read Design and Usability of the Stroke Caregiver Support System: A Mobile-Friendly Website to Reduce Stroke Caregiver Burden.
For many clients with chronic illness, there are benefits of exercise as an adjuvant treatment. Group exercise programs have proven helpful for many clients. However well-intentioned clients may be when beginning a group exercise program, many do not maintain such activity. Cleary interviewed a group of 18 clients with Parkinson's disease who had maintained their exercise program over a period of years. Yes, years, not weeks or months. Findings of this study identify factors that may increase adherence rates in group exercise programs. Read Parkinson's Disease: Exploring Motives for Long-Term Adherence to a Group Exercise Program.