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  1. Sleep disorders are commonly experienced by community caregivers for persons with cancer, with at least 72% reporting moderate to severe disorders. A consequence of this condition, which is associated with the...

    Authors: Inmaculada Valero-Cantero, Yolanda Carrión-Velasco, Cristina Casals, Francisco Javier Martínez-Valero, Francisco Javier Barón-López and María Ángeles Vázquez-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:107

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Agitation among patients is a common and distressing behaviour across a variety of health care settings, particularly inpatient mental health. Unless recognised early and effectively managed it can lead to agg...

    Authors: Joshua Tucker, Lisa Whitehead, Peter Palamara, Josephine Xenia Rosman and Karla Seaman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:106

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The nursing process was initially adopted from the general system theory, and was developed and implemented in the field of education. There is a demand to implement the nursing process in practical care in ev...

    Authors: Zerihun Adraro and Daniel Mengistu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:105

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Macau and the Mainland China have different political and socio-economic policies but are both influenced by Chinese culture. By comparing the professional development experiences of male nurses from Macau and...

    Authors: Aimei Mao, Jialin Wang, Yuan Zhang, Pak Leng Cheong, Iat Kio Van and Hon Lon Tam

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:104

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Confident Body, Confident Child (CBCC) is an innovative, evidence-based program providing parenting strategies to promote healthy eating, physical activity and body satisfaction in children aged 2–6 years. Thi...

    Authors: Lyza N. Norton, Laura M. Hart, Francoise E. Butel and Shelley Roberts

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:103

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of key aspects of specialised dermatology nursing practice in the management of patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. The role of dermatology n...

    Authors: Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Elfie Deprez, Nele Maes, Sheila Ryan, Karina Jackson, Tonya Winders, Linda De Raeve, Christa De Cuyper and Steven Ersser

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:102

    Content type: Debate

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  7. The quality of nursing clinical placements has been found to vary. Placement evaluation tools for nursing students are available but lack contemporary reviews of clinical settings. Therefore, the aim of this s...

    Authors: Simon Cooper, Robyn Cant, Donna Waters, Elise Luders, Amanda Henderson, Georgina Willetts, Marion Tower, Kerry Reid-Searl, Colleen Ryan and Kerry Hood

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:101

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Pharmacological methods are widely used for postoperative pain management however, poorly controlled pain continues to pose a significant challenge. Non pharmacological methods could contribute to the unresolv...

    Authors: Betiel Yihdego Kidanemariam, Traudl Elsholz, Laban L. Simel, Eyasu H. Tesfamariam and Yonatan Mehari Andemeskel

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:100

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Facilitators plays a key role in nursing student’s learning when briefing them for simulation scenarios. However, few studies have explored the importance of the facilitator’s role in preparing students from t...

    Authors: Hilde Solli, Thor Arne Haukedal, Sissel Eikeland Husebø and Inger Åse Reierson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:99

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Nursing Assistants (NA) who feel empowered tend to perform their duties better, have higher morale and job satisfaction, and are less likely to leave their jobs. Organizational empowerment practices in hospita...

    Authors: Jasmine L. Travers, Krista Schroeder, Allison A. Norful and Sainfer Aliyu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:98

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Turnover intention is a probability of an employee to leave the current institution within a certain period due to various factors. It is the strongest predictor of actual turnover expected to increase as the ...

    Authors: Andualem Wubetie, Biniyam Taye and Biruk Girma

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:97

    Content type: Research article

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  12. It is estimated by the year 2050, 80% of the global elderly population will be from the low-and middle income countries. Elderly care requires health workers with skills associated with an understanding of the...

    Authors: Arafa A. Muhsin, Mariam J. Munyogwa, Stephen M. Kibusi and Saada A. Seif

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:96

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Worldwide, studies show a relationship between nurses’ health and some work environment factors; however, data on nurses’ health and self-perceived workload and nursing task allocation are lacking, particularl...

    Authors: Martine Elbejjani, Mary Abed Al Ahad, Michael Simon, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Nuhad Dumit, Huda Abu-Saad Huijer and Suzanne R. Dhaini

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:95

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Contrary to Missed Nursing Care, some anecdotal data and sparse evidence has documented the tendency of nurses to anticipate some nursing interventions. However, no study has been conducted to date with the pu...

    Authors: Michela Bottega and Alvisa Palese

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:93

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Emotional regulation forms an integral part of healthcare delivery. In the performance of the core duties of nursing and midwifery, health professionals are expected to enhance occupationally/organisationally ...

    Authors: Joshua King Safo Lartey, Joseph Osafo, Johnny Andoh-Arthur and Kwaku Oppong Asante

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:92

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Communication is a cornerstone in nursing and aims at both information exchange and relationship building. To date, little is known about the naturally occurring communication between older persons and nurses ...

    Authors: Jessica Höglander, Jakob Håkansson Eklund, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Hilde Eide, Annelie J. Sundler, Debra Roter and Inger K. Holmström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:91

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Considering shortages of general practitioners (GP) and strategies for improving the quality of health care provision, many countries have implemented interprofessional care models with advanced practice nurse...

    Authors: Nicole Schönenberger, Beat Sottas, Christoph Merlo, Stefan Essig and Stefan Gysin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:90

    Content type: Research article

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  18. There is growing interest in examining the factors affecting the reporting of errors by nurses. However, little research has been conducted into the effects of perceived patient safety culture and leader coach...

    Authors: Zahra Chegini, Edris Kakemam, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Ali Janati

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:89

    Content type: Research article

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  19. A lower recruitment and high turnover rate of registered nurses have resulted in a global shortage of nurses. In the UK, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, nurses’ intention to leave rates were between 30 and 50%...

    Authors: Michaela Senek, Steven Robertson, Tony Ryan, Rachel King, Emily Wood, Bethany Taylor and Angela Tod

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:88

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The clinical learning environment is an important part of the nursing and midwifery training as it helps students to integrate theory into clinical practice. However, not all clinical learning environments fos...

    Authors: B. C. Mbakaya, F. W. Kalembo, M. Zgambo, A. Konyani, F. Lungu, B. Tveit, A. Kaasen, M. Simango and T. Bvumbwe

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:87

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Scientific knowledge and theory constitute part of the nurse’s competence and evidence-based nursing practice. To obtain and maintain these skills, nurses require access to research utilization. The aim of the...

    Authors: Aud Moe and Ingela Enmarker

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:86

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Childhood obesity is a global health concern. Early intervention to help parents adopt best practice for infant feeding and physical activity is critical for maintaining healthy weight. Australian governments ...

    Authors: Heilok Cheng, Rosslyn Eames-Brown, Alison Tutt, Rachel Laws, Victoria Blight, Anne McKenzie, Chris Rossiter, Karen Campbell, Kyra Sim, Cathrine Fowler, Rochelle Seabury and Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:84

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The nurse workforce shortage, partially caused by high work turnover, is an important factor influencing the quality of patient care. Because previous studies concerning Chinese nurse work turnover were predom...

    Authors: Jiao Ye, Aimei Mao, Jialin Wang, Chizimuzo T. C. Okoli, Yuan Zhang, Huiqiong Shuai, Min Lin, Bo Chen and Linli Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:85

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Sleep disturbances are common in people with dementia. In nursing homes, this is frequently associated with residents’ challenging behavior and potentially with nurses’ burden. This study examined nurses’ burd...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Martin N. Dichter, Diana Trutschel and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:83

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Evaluation of triage nurses’ professional capability is integral to identifying potentials for professional development and nurses’ educational needs, thus, there is a need for valid instruments to assess thei...

    Authors: Mostafa Bijani, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Mohammad Fararouei and Camellia Torabizadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:82

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Nurses are particularly vulnerable to acquiring tuberculosis (TB) because they are in the frontline of patient care. There is inadequate implementation of cost-effective TB infection control (TBIC) measures in...

    Authors: Patrick Aboh Akande

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:81

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Extramuralisation in healthcare has influenced medical and nursing curricula internationally with the incorporation of themes related to primary/ community care. Despite this, students do not easily change the...

    Authors: Margriet van Iersel, Corine H. M. Latour, Marjon van Rijn, Rien de Vos, Paul A. Kirschner and Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:80

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Nurses’ turnover is a global concern which if not handled well can harm the productivity of an organization. The high turnover rate of health workers critically affects the health system, particularly in count...

    Authors: Dawit Gebregziabher, Eskedar Berhanie, Hagos Berihu, Addis Belstie and Girmay Teklay

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:79

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) storytelling is a concept that merges ground-breaking virtual reality technology with the traditional art of storytelling. Virtual reality storytelling offers a rare opportunity...

    Authors: Philip Hardie, Andrew Darley, Lorraine Carroll, Catherine Redmond, Abraham Campbell and Suzi Jarvis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:78

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Globally, the burden of tuberculosis or human immunodeficiency virus (TB/HIV) is at 24% and this alarming rate compelled the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the African region as a critical workforc...

    Authors: Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Rachel Tsakani Lebese and Sonto Maria Maputle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:77

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The clinical clerkship is a crucial stage in nursing training, yet a dissatisfaction at this stage may cause a nurse to quit in future. This study aimed to investigate the relationship among personality dimens...

    Authors: Yasser Rezapour-Mirsaleh and Mahdi Aghabagheri

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:76

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Foot care knowledge and practices among nurses and care workers in the community greatly impact foot health maintenance and prevention of foot-related problems among older people. This study aimed to explore a...

    Authors: Kashiko Fujii, Takuyuki Komoda, Atsuko Maekawa and Mariko Nishikawa

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:75

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Professional competence and continuous professional development is essential for ensuring high quality and safe nursing care, and it might be important for motivating nurses to stay in the profession. Thus, th...

    Authors: Renée Allvin, Birgitta Bisholt, Karin Blomberg, Carina Bååth and Sigrid Wangensteen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:74

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The shortened length of hospital stays (LOS) requires efficient and patient-participatory perioperative nursing approaches to enable early and safe discharge from hospitals for patients undergoing total hip ar...

    Authors: Maria Pulkkinen, Irma Jousela, Janne Engblom, Sanna Salanterä and Kristiina Junttila

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:73

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Delirium is an acute disturbance characterized by fluctuating symptoms related to attention, awareness and recognition. Especially for elderly patients, delirium is frequently associated with high hospital cos...

    Authors: Manuela Bergjan, Max Zilezinski, Torsten Schwalbach, Christiana Franke, Hebun Erdur, Heinrich Jakob Audebert and Armin Hauß

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:72

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The primary health care services are becoming increasingly complex, which presents challenges for the municipal nursing services. In Norway, municipal in-patient acute care (MipAC) has been introduced in all m...

    Authors: Torunn Kitty Vatnøy, Marianne Sundlisæter Skinner, Tor-Ivar Karlsen and Bjørg Dale

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:70

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Nurses, particularly critical care nurses, are exposed to high levels of stress and burnout. Burnout is associated with many deleterious consequences affecting health care outcomes. The present study is intend...

    Authors: Sara Mahmoudi, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Amir-Hosein Pishgooie, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh and Zahra Lotfi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:69

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The management of prediabetes in the community setting is a global priority. We evaluated the feasibility of a 6-month multilevel practice nurse-led prediabetes dietary intervention which involved goal setting...

    Authors: Lisa Whitehead, Courtney C. Glass, Sally L. Abel, Kiri Sharp and Kirsten J. Coppell

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:67

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The recognised relationship between oral health and general health, the rapidly increasing older population worldwide, and changes in the type of oral health care older people require have raised concerns for ...

    Authors: Vandana Bhagat, Ha Hoang, Leonard A. Crocombe and Lynette R. Goldberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:66

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Telephone nursing in primary healthcare has been suggested as a solution to the increased demand for easy access to healthcare, increased number of patients with complex problems, and lack of general practitio...

    Authors: Elenor Kaminsky, Ingrid Edvardsson Aurin, Katarina Hedin, Lisbet Andersson and Malin André

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:65

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Sexual harassment is complex and has occupational hazards in nursing. Nurses experienced it than other employees. Female nurses are with the highest rate in the profession. Our aim was to determine the prevale...

    Authors: Woldegebriel Gebregziabher Kahsay, Reza Negarandeh, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Marzieh Hasanpour

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:58

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2020 19:64

  42. Effective and routine mouth care is necessary for hospitalized patients as it helps to maintain the health of oral cavity and overall health. However, oral care is often overlooked and not prioritized in daily...

    Authors: Zewdi Amanuel Dagnew, Isayas Afewerki Abraham, Ghirmay Ghebreigziabher Beraki, Eyasu Habte Tesfamariam, Sibyl Mittler and Yobiel Zemhret Tesfamichael

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:63

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Nurse practitioners’ role is always expanding. The Japanese Nurse Practitioner (JNP) system was initiated in 2015 to shift some aspects of doctors’ work to various other healthcare professionals, including nur...

    Authors: Shoko Sugiyama, Kyoko Asakura and Nozomu Takada

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:62

    Content type: Research article

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