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Two “Clinics” journals now available electronically

nursing_clinicsFalvey Library users now have electronic access through Elsevier Science Direct to the journals Nursing Clinics of North America and Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.

Nursing Clinics had been received in paper form at the library since 1966. However, all issues from vol. 37, no. 1 (March 2002) to present are now available electronically, and print has been discontinued.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics is a new subscription with issues available from vol. 23, no. 1, (March 1996) to the present.

Users searching databases such as PubMed will be able to access individual articles by clicking the Find it button. Off-campus users must sign in with a valid Villanova LDAP ID and password.

New Careers in Nursing 2013 Alumni Survey data now available in ICPSR Database

Launched in 2008 by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) provided scholarships to a total of 3,517 students, many from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds, who desired to pursue a nursing career. The program awarded its last scholarships in 2015.  In 2013, a survey was conducted of scholarship recipients who graduated prior to September 2012, and the data collected are now available in the ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) database.

Alumni were queried on employment and career satisfaction. They were also asked to rate components of their nursing degree program and to comment on topics such as leadership and mentoring experiences.

The NCIN 2013 Alumni Survey can be accessed online. After logging into ICPSR, be sure to click Log in/Create Account to  register for an individual account allowing you to download data. Note that some of the data for this survey are restricted and require contacting ICPSR for permission to use. Off-campus users must sign in with a valid Villanova LDAP ID and password.

Questions? Comments? Contact Barbara Quintiliano, nursing librarian


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Zika Virus News & Data You Can Reuse

Recent articles on the Zika virus

zika_womanBrasil, P., Pereira, J. P.,Jr, Raja Gabaglia, C., Damasceno, L., Wakimoto, M., Ribeiro Nogueira, R. M., . . . Nielsen-Saines, K. (2016, March 4). Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro – preliminary report. New England Journal of Medicine, doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1602412 [doi]
http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1602412

Marrs, C., Olson, G., Saade, G., Hankins, G., Wen, T., Patel, J., & Weaver, S. (2016).
Zika virus and pregnancy: A review of the literature and clinical considerations.
American Journal of Perinatology, doi:10.1055/s-0036-1580089 [doi]
https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0036-1580089

Other recent articles listed in RefWorks format.
http://tinyurl.com/zikaarticles

Click the Find it button to check for full text. Click the double helix icon to the right of the title to read the PubMed abstract.
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Data you can use and reuse

Data want to be free, and as members of the Villanova University community, you
have access to entire series of health-related data via the ICPSR database.

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Most of these data sets are available in SPSS, SAS, STATA and other data formats. Check them out!

Health and Medical Care Archive (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/HMCA/index.jsp

AHRQ MCC Research Network Data Archive
http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/AHRQMCC/

National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH)
http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NAHDAP/

Integrated Fertility Survey Series (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health
& Human Development,
Population Studies Center)
http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/IFSS/

National Archive on Computerized Data on Aging (National Institute on Aging, NIH)
http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/index.jsp

Genomic Data and Biomarkers (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health
& Human Development)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/DSDR/genomic.html
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Questions? Comments? Contact Barbara


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Data You Can Use…and Reuse

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Did you know that Falvey Library subscribes to ICPSR, a resource that is just chock-full of data collected from time series, surveys, polls and other research? Don’t be put off by its name. The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research contains a wealth of recent and historical data sets in the areas of nursing and medicine. Most can be imported for analysis into SAS, Stata and SPSS. Here are just a few examples:

Health Reform Monitoring Survey, First Quarter 2014 (ICPSR 35614) and  Fourth Quarter 2013 (ICPSR 35621)

National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2013

Text Message Outreach for Complex Patients with Diabetes in Denver, CO, 2011-2012

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2012 (ICPSR 34968)

Treatment Episode Data Set — Admissions (TEDS-A), 2012 (and past years)

National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2007 (and past years)

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2008 (and past years to 1992)

Active for Life: Translation of Physical Activity Programs for Mid-Life and Older Adults, 2003-2007

National Longitudinal Survey of Local Public Health Systems, 1998-2006

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), 1994-2008

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1991-2006

Maternal Lifestyle Study in Four Sites in the United States, 1993-2011

International studies available too.

To access ICPSR:
Start at the Falvey homepage.
Click Databases A-Z
Choose Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

For more information: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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Designer data sets at bargain prices

OK, soon there will be no more excuses.  Classes and exams will be over, grades handed in.  Summer break is a great time to explore the wonderful world of health data sets available to you for FREE (beat that price if you can!) from ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.  Here are just a few of the data collections available in the area of the health sciences.

How could you use some of these data sets for your research?  For projects for your classes?

Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) – preserves and disseminates data collected by research projects funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) – offers data and tools for examining issues related to families and fertility in the United States spanning five decades. IFSS encompasses the Growth of American Families (GAF), National Fertility Surveys (NFS), and National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG), as well as a single dataset of harmonized variables across all ten surveys. Analytic tools make it possible to quickly and easily explore the data and obtain information about changes in behaviors and attitudes across time.

National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program – NAHDAP acquires, preserves and disseminates data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research. By preserving and making available an easily accessible library of electronic data on drug addiction and HIV infection in the United States, NAHDAP offers scholars the opportunity to conduct secondary analysis on major issues of social and behavioral sciences and public policy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) –  provides public data access and online analysis for important substance abuse and mental health data collections. The project offers variable-level searching, an archive of survey instruments, related literature for data collections, a listserv, disclosure analysis, and traditional data products. SAMHDA was established at ICPSR in 1995 by the Office of Applied Studies (OAS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

To access ICPSR, start at the library homepage

  • Click Databases A-Z
  • Choose ICPSR
  • Log in with your LDAP ID and password

Questions? Need help? Contact Barbara

 


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Last Modified: April 30, 2012