Introducing Chinese food therapy: a review of origin, developing course and modern application TMR Integrative Nursing. 2018,
2 (2): 42-48.
Objective: This review introduced the origin, developing course and modern application of Chinese food therapy (CFT) in traditional Chinese medicine to enrich our understanding of relevant concepts and ways. Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, CBM, CNKI, VIP and Wanfang Databases were searched for papers on a range of terms relating to CFT. 41 references were finally selected for this review. Results: The development of CFT is comprised of five important periods in Chinese history. They are as following: the infancy period represented by the idea of homogeny of medicine and food; theoretical development period represented by Inner Canon of Yellow Emperor, Shennong’s Classic of Materia Medica and Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases; specialized volumes on CFT represented by Dietotherapy Worth a Thousand Gold; representative monographs on CFT represented by Dietetic Materia Medica and Principles of Correct Diet and the perfect period represented by integration of ancient food therapy practice and modern nutriology. Conclusion: CFT harbors a long and profound history, making great contribution to people’s health maintenance and illness prevention. With the further development of integrative medicine, CFT may play a more important role in clinics and family health care based on integration of syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Nursing in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A literature review TMR Integrative Nursing. 2018,
2 (2): 56-60.
At present, unified and effective treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is still lacking, however Chinese medicine techniques characterized by syndrome differentiation and treatment, for example traditional Chinese medicine preparations, acupuncture, and fumigation, have been considered the promising alternative for DPN. Traditional Chinese medicine nursing, which is development on the basis of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, uses not only acupuncture, acupoint application and other treatments but also cares for the patient’s diet and emotions in order to promote the recovery of skin and nerve endings in patients with DPN. Vast amounts of studies have explored the efficacies of various TCM nursing techniques in managing DPN, however, the article, which comprehensively documented these TCM nursing techniques in DNP patients, cannot be captured. In the present article, we summarized the latest findings of TCM research on DPN in recent years in order to provide a reference for DPN.
Effects of mechanical tongue cleaning on halitosis: A meta-analysis
TMR Integrative Nursing. 2018,
2 (2): 68-75.
Objective : To systematically review the effects of mechanical tongue cleaning on halitosis. Methods : Searching and collecting the RCTs about treatment combine with mechanical tongue cleaning from inception to May 2017 in the databases, like CNKI, VIP, WanFang Data, PubMed, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), The Cochrane Library, Web of Science. Two reviewers screened the literatures according to inclusion and excluding criteria, extracted the data independenly, assessed bias risks. In case of disagreement, the discussion shall be settled by the third reviewer. Meta-analysis was conducted by RevMan 5.3. Results : A total of 4 RCTs with 185 volunteers were included. The results of Meta-analysis showed that treatment combine with mechanical tongue cleaning has an advantage over the control group in the levels of Winkel Tongue Coating Index (WTCI) [MD = 2.15, 95%CI(0.93,3.36), = 0.0006], Organoleptic Assessment (ORG) [MD = -0.71, 95%CI(-0.95,-0.48), ＜0.00001], but no significant differences between two groups in Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSCs) [SMD = -1.13, 95%CI(-2.91,0.65), = 0.21], Bleeding On Probing (BOP) [MD = -1.01, 95%CI(-7.05,5.03), = 0.74]. Conclusion : Treatment combined with mechanical tongue cleaning could reduce risks of halitosis and WTCI.
The effects of colleague solidarity and affective commitment on nurses’ intent to stay TMR Integrative Nursing. 2018,
2 (2): 94-101.
Objective: The purpose of this paper was to determine the effects of colleague solidarity and affective commitment on intent to stay among nurses, and to provide the basis for developing more effective retention strategies. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out and a sample of 346 registered nurses was recruited in convenience sampling method from three tertiary hospitals in Tianjin, China. A self-administrative questionnaire was used in order to collect data. All analyses were performed using SPSS 17.0 software. Results: The mean scores for colleague solidarity, affective commitment and intent to stay of nurses were 3.61±0.50, 3.26±0.55, and 3.54±0.67, respectively. The nurses’ colleague solidarity and each dimension, affective commitment and intent to stay showed a positive correlation (r=0.141~0.709, P<0.01). Multiple linear regression analysis showed that emotional solidarity, academic solidarity and affective commitment entered intent to stay regression equation (β=0.170~0.437, P<0.001) and explained 45.3% of the total variation in nurses’ intent to stay, and emotional solidarity became the strongest predictor (β=0.437, P<0.001). Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that affective commitment played a partial moderating role on the relationship between colleague solidarity and intent to stay (β=0.174~0.659, P<0.001). Conclusion: Hospital administrators and managers should develop effective strategies to enhance colleague solidarity and affective commitment among nurses, which will ultimately increase nurses’ intent to stay.