Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The official journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA), devoted to the exchange of knowledge in relation to Asian and Pacific Islander health and nursing care. 

Editor-in-Chief:

Hyochol Ahn, PhD, MSN, MS-ECE, MS-CTS, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, College of Nursing, Florida State University, USA


CiteScore 1.8

Created to fill the gap between nursing science and behavioral/social sciences, Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APINJ) offers a forum for empirical, theoretical and methodological issues related to Asian American / Pacific Islander ethnic, cultural values and beliefs and biological and physiological phenomena that can affect nursing care. APINJ publishes research on theoretical and methodological issues for populations, including Asian Americans, and research concerning Asian and Pacific Islanders as a sample. This journal will serve as a voice for nursing and other health care providers for research, education, and practice. 

All papers are rigorously peer-reviewed, copyedited, and XML-typeset. 

With a CiteScore of 1.8, Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is a Q3 journal in the field of General Nursing, according to Scopus data.

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APINJ) is indexed in PubMedPubMed Central (PMC)DOAJScopus, Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and International Academy of Nursing Educators (INANE) directory of nursing journals. 

 


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Nursing Education for Asian/Pacific Islands

Immersive virtual reality (IVR) is a niche technology rising in popularity in nursing education. Although there is an abundance of evidence to demonstrate the effect of virtual reality (VR) on desired learning outcomes, this evidence is limited to technical or procedural skills or managing a single patient with clinical problems. Nontechnical skills (NTS), such as communication, decision-making, teamwork, situation awareness, and managerial skills, have not been explored using IVR technology.

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Gender Medicine in Asian and Pacific Island Health

Interoception encompasses the conscious awareness of homeostasis in the body. Given that fetal movement awareness is a component of interoception in pregnant women, the timing of initial detection of fetal movement may indicate individual differences in interoceptive sensitivity.

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Viewpoints

Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping health care, including nursing, across Asia, presenting opportunities to improve patient care and outcomes. This viewpoint presents our perspective and interpretation of the current AI landscape, acknowledging its evolution driven by enhanced processing capabilities, extensive data sets, and refined algorithms. Notable applications in countries such as Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and China showcase the integration of AI-powered technologies such as chatbots, virtual assistants, data mining, and automated risk assessment systems. This paper further explores the transformative impact of AI on nursing education, emphasizing personalized learning, adaptive approaches, and AI-enriched simulation tools, and discusses the opportunities and challenges of these developments. We argue for the harmonious coexistence of traditional nursing values with AI innovations, marking a significant stride toward a promising health care future in Asia.

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Public Health for Asian/Pacific Islands

The prevalence and mortality rate of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are increasing year by year, and it has become a global public health issue. The economic burden caused by CKD is increasing at a rate of 1% per year. CKD is highly prevalent and its treatment cost is high but unfortunately remains unknown. Therefore, early detection and intervention are vital means to mitigate the treatment burden on patients and decrease disease progression.

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Super-Aging and Long-Term Care in Asian and Pacific Islander Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many community-based organizations serving Asian Americans pivoted to provide web-based care and social services. Asian American community leaders in the United States Pacific Northwest, including Asian Health & Service Center expressed that there are older immigrant adults who experienced backlash from discrimination, fear, and anxiety owing in part to anti-Asian hate and isolation, including from infection precautions. Pivoting supported staying safe from COVID-19 transmission and anti-Asian hate crimes.

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Professional Nursing Practice in Asian and Pacific Islander Health

Cultivating a positive research culture is considered the key to facilitating the utilization of research findings. In the realm of clinical nursing research, nurses conducting research may find the utilization of findings challenging due to the lack of a positive research culture.

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Reviews

The diversity of the world’s population is increasing, along with the health inequities of underrepresented minority populations. To provide high-quality care to all patients, nurses require an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as well as how to implement best practices. Nurse educators are the ones to lead the way for DEI education for students.

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Public Health for Asian/Pacific Islands

The prevalence of diabetes in the United States is very high, and Chinese peoples with diabetes are estimated to comprise 50% of the total cases. Rates of diabetes continue to rise among Chinese and Chinese American people; however, research regarding effective diabetes interventions for this minority group is sparse.

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Health Promotion for Asian/Pacific Islands

The Philippines’ primary care is delivered via local health centers called barangay health centers (BHCs). Barangays are the most local government units in the Philippines. Designed to promote and prevent disease via basic health care, these BHCs are staffed mainly by barangay health workers (BHWs). However, there has been limited research on the social and environmental factors affecting underserved communities’ access to health care in underserved areas of the Philippines. Given the importance of BHCs in disease prevention and health promotion, it is necessary to identify obstacles to providing their services and initiatives.

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Super-Apps, Technology, and Health Prevention for Asian/Pacific Islands

Despite Chinese immigrants having a higher or comparable proportion of hypertension (HTN) compared to non-Hispanic White and Hispanic individuals, there are no effective technology-based intervention studies that target HTN management in Chinese immigrants in the United States.

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Super-Aging and Long-Term Care in Asian and Pacific Islander Health

Japan is a superaging society unparalleled in the world. Elderly people who need medical care do not receive adequate support in the community. As a new service to address this issue, a small-scale multifunctional in-home care nursing service called Kantaki was created in 2012. Kantaki, in collaboration with a primary physician, operates 24 hours a day and provides various nursing services (home visits, home care, day care, and overnight stays) to older people living in the community. The Japanese Nursing Association is working hard to promote this system; however, its low utilization rate is an issue.

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