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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction with nursing care has been considered as the most important predictor of the overall patient satisfaction with hospital service and quality of health care service at large. However, the na...

    Authors: Henok Mulugeta, Fasil Wagnew, Getenet Dessie, Henok Biresaw and Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:27

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    Professional values of nursing students may be changed considerably by curricula. This highlights the importance of the integration of professional values into nursing students’ curricula. The present study ai...

    Authors: Batool Poorchangizi, Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Moghaddameh Mirzaee and Jamileh Farokhzadian

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:26

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Older people are frequent users of primary health care (PHC) services. PHC services have been critiqued, mainly regarding limited accessibility and continuity of care. In many countries, investment in nurse pr...

    Authors: Erika Boman, Ann-Louise Glasberg, Rika Levy-Malmberg and Lisbeth Fagerström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:25

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery disease remains the most common single cause of death worldwide. Percutaneous coronary intervention is an appropriate management for coronary artery disease which is not free from its potential...

    Authors: Maan Sh. AL-Momani and Mohannad Eid AbuRuz

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:24

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Prisoners carry a greater burden of physical, communicable and psychiatric disease compared to the general population. Prison health care structures are complex and provide challenges and opportunities to enga...

    Authors: D. Crowley, M. C. Van Hout, C. Murphy, E. Kelly, J. S. Lambert and W. Cullen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:23

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Worldwide, hypertension affects approximately 25% of the adult population and diabetes about 8.5%. Lack of adherence to prescribed treatment regimen remains a problem among patients undergoing long-term treatm...

    Authors: Sandra Lucrecia Romero Guevara, Dora Inés Parra and Lyda Z. Rojas

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:22

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Intensive care nurse wellbeing is essential to a healthy healthcare workforce. Enhanced wellbeing has widespread benefits for workers. Bibliometrics enables quantitative analysis of bourgeoning online data. He...

    Authors: Rebecca J. Jarden, Ajit Narayanan, Margaret Sandham, Richard J. Siegert and Jane Koziol-McLain

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:21

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Pressure ulcer is a preventable medical complication of immobility. It has psychological, economic and social impact on individual and family. Its cost of treatment is more than twice of cost of prevention. It...

    Authors: Werku Etafa Ebi, Getahun Fetensa Hirko and Diriba Ayala Mijena

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:20

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to be utilized in various fields. Nursing fulfils the requirements of smart glass use cases, and technology may be one method of supporting nurses that face challenges ...

    Authors: Hanna Wüller, Jonathan Behrens, Marcus Garthaus, Sara Marquard and Hartmut Remmers

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:19

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite the global rise in the number of nurses upgrading from Registered Nursing (RN) to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), studies have indicated that successful role transition is difficult once the nu...

    Authors: John Baptist Asiimwe, Mercy Muwema and Karen Drake

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:18

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant girls/young women and new mothers living in situations of social and economic disadvantage are at increased risk for poor health. Rural living may compound marginalization and create additional challe...

    Authors: Karen A. Campbell, Karen MacKinnon, Maureen Dobbins, Natasha Van Borek and Susan M. Jack

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:17

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There has been a recent growth in research addressing mental health nurses’ routine physical healthcare knowledge and attitudes. We aimed to systematically review the empirical evidence about i) mental health ...

    Authors: Geoffrey L. Dickens, Robin Ion, Cheryl Waters, Evan Atlantis and Bronwyn Everett

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:16

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  13. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], a formula’s format in the section of “Sample size calculation” was wrong and needs to be revised.

    Authors: Gamil Alrubaiee, Anisah Baharom, Ibrahim Faisal, Kadir Shahar Hayati, Shaffe Mohd. Daud and Huda Omer Basaleem

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:15

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    The original article was published in BMC Nursing 2019 18:10

  14. Content type: Research article

    Shortages of skills needed to deliver optimal health care in rural and remote locations raises questions about using extended scopes of practice or advanced practice models in a range of health professions. Th...

    Authors: Tony Smith, Karen McNeil, Rebecca Mitchell, Brendan Boyle and Nola Ries

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:14

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme was introduced to support young first-time mothers. A randomised trial found FNP added little short-term benefit compared to usual care. The study included a compre...

    Authors: J. Sanders, Sue Channon, Nina Gobat, Kristina Bennert, Katy Addison and Mike Robling

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:13

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Organisation of working hour schedules in the Northern European countries are rather similar. EU countries are obliged to adopt national legislation regarding duration of weekly working hours and rest periods....

    Authors: Anne Helene Garde, Anette Harris, Øystein Vedaa, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Johnni Hansen, Åse Marie Hansen, Henrik A. Kolstad, Aki Koskinen, Ståle Pallesen, Annina Ropponen and Mikko I. Härmä

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:12

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Medication errors (MEs) are unintended failures in the drug treatment process that can occur during prescription, dispensing, storing, preparation or administration of medications. High alert medications (HAMs...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Samar M. Khaled, Baraa M. Kawasmi, Ahed M. Habeba, Ayat T. Hamadneh, Hanan H. Anabosi, Asma’a Bani Fadel, Waleed M. Sweileh, Rahmat Awang and Samah W. Al-Jabi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:11

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Nosocomial infections remain a global health problem and they are considered as one of the leading causes of increased morbidity and mortality. In-service training courses related to infection control measures...

    Authors: Gamil Alrubaiee, Anisah Baharom, Ibrahim Faisal, Kadir Shahar Hayati, Shaffe Mohd. Daud and Huda Omer Basaleem

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:10

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2019 18:15

  19. Content type: Research article

    The method of implementing shared governance varies among organizations. Identifying the predisposing factors can facilitate and precipitate its successful implementation and aid educational institutions in ac...

    Authors: Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Mohammad-Mehdi Sadoughi, Maryam Sattarzadeh-Pashabeig, Alice Khachian and Mansoureh Zagheri-Tafreshi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:9

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Burn injury is a significant problem in low and middle-income countries. Moreover, across regions children are more affected by burn injury than adults. The outcome of burn injury is greatly influenced by the ...

    Authors: Nyakanda P. Marwa and Edith A. M. Tarimo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Work–family conflict (WFC) is a crucial problem in nursing because of the demanding conditions of the job, such as strenuous shifts, physical and emotional workload, and intense patient involvement. Using a mu...

    Authors: Maura Galletta, Igor Portoghese, Paola Melis, Cesar Ivan Aviles Gonzalez, Gabriele Finco, Ernesto D’Aloja, Paolo Contu and Marcello Campagna

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:5

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Therapeutic communication is essential in the provision of quality healthcare to patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived barriers to effective therapeutic communication among patients ...

    Authors: Vida Maame Kissiwaa Amoah, Reindolf Anokye, Dorothy Serwaa Boakye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Emelia Okyere, Gifty Kumi-Boateng, Cynthia Yeboah and Jennifer Owusu Afriyie

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:4

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  23. Content type: Correction


    Authors: AnneLoes van Staa, Janet Been-Dahmen, Heleen van der Stege, Denise Beck, Mirjam Tielen, Marleen van Buren, Cora Braat, Emma Massey, Wendy Oldenmenger and Erwin Ista

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:3

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    The original article was published in BMC Nursing 2018 17:34

  24. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of reflective practice groups in psychiatric and mental health contexts might improve the quality of care through promoting self-awareness, clinical insight, and facilitating stress management a...

    Authors: S. Gabrielsson, Å. Engström and S. Gustafsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:2

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In meeting the global standard of patient safety, quality care and nursing leadership, countries are urged by the World Health Organisation to have a greater proportion of nurses educated to degree level or hi...

    Authors: Confidence Alorse Atakro, Ernestina Armah, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti, Stella Boatemaa Addo, Peter Adatara and George Sedinam Boni

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:1

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  26. Content type: Research

    It is recognised worldwide that the skills of nursing students concerning patient safety is still not optimal. The role of clinical instructors is to instil in students the importance of patient safety. Theref...

    Authors: Linda Wieke Noviyanti, Hanny Handiyani and Dewi Gayatri

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17(Suppl 2):53

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  27. Content type: Research

    Despite the inevitable growing rate of nurse turnover worldwide and its consequences, limited empirical data has been published in Indonesia. This study aims to describe the nurse turnover pattern at private h...

    Authors: Aryo Dewanto and Viera Wardhani

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17(Suppl 2):52

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Pain is one of cancer patients’ most frequent and distressing symptoms; however, analgesics’ side effects often increase symptom burden. Further, with the home rapidly becoming the primary cancer care setting,...

    Authors: Sabine Valenta, Rebecca Spirig, Christine Miaskowski, Kathrin Zaugg and Elisabeth Spichiger

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:54

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that registered nurses (RNs) do not feel adequately prepared to support patients with intellectual disability disorder (IDD). This is unsurprising, as few European health sciences curricula i...

    Authors: Marie Appelgren, Christel Bahtsevani, Karin Persson and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:51

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To adopt a healthy lifestyle is considered an essential component of nursing education. Self-rated health is a subjective assessment of health status and is consistent with objective health status. Previous st...

    Authors: Susan Ka Yee CHOW, Kin-Man LAM, Shih-Hung LIE, Ka-Chun MAK, Ka-Chun MONG, Chun-Man SO and Wai-Yip YUEN

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:50

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  31. Content type: Research article

    A changing sociodemographic landscape has seen rising numbers of people with two or more long-term health conditions. Multimorbidity presents numerous challenges for patients and families and those who work in...

    Authors: Siobhan O’Connor, Christi Deaton, Fiona Nolan and Bridget Johnston

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:49

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  32. Content type: Research article

    People affected by head and neck cancer (HNC) experience a variety of multifaceted health-related problems during the treatment process, based on both the disease and side effects, several years after the trea...

    Authors: Ingalill Koinberg, Elisabeth Hansson Olofsson, Eric Carlström and Lars-Eric Olsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:48

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Humanistic nursing practice constitutes the cornerstone of the nursing profession. However, according to some authors, such practice tends to fade over time in favour of non-humanistic behaviours. To contrast ...

    Authors: Philippe Delmas, Louise O’Reilly, Chantal Cara, Sylvain Brousseau, Jean Weidmann, Delphine Roulet-Schwab, Isabelle Ledoux, Jérôme Pasquier, Matteo Antonini and Tanja Bellier-Teichmann

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:47

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Sharing tasks with lower cadre workers may help ease the burden of work on the constrained nursing workforce in low- and middle-income countries but the quality and safety issues associated with shifting tasks...

    Authors: Gregory B. Omondi, George Serem, Nancy Abuya, David Gathara, Neville A. Stanton, Dorothy Agedo, Mike English and Georgina A. V. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:46

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Access to, and use of, mobile or portable devices for learning at point of care within Australian healthcare environments is poorly governed. An absence of clear direction at systems, organisation and individu...

    Authors: Carey Ann Mather, Elizabeth Anne Cummings and Fred Gale

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:44

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Nurse turnover has a negative impact on the ability to meet patient needs and provide a high quality of care, which may create more stress on other staff due to increased workloads. This can lead to critical c...

    Authors: Bayan Kaddourah, Amani K. Abu-Shaheen and Mohamad Al-Tannir

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:43

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  37. Content type: Research article

    There is a considerable prevalence of and an increasing attention to emotional problems in families with infants. Yet, knowledge is scant of how to create efficient and accessible mental health services for th...

    Authors: Katarina Kornaros, Sofia Zwedberg, Eva Nissen and Björn Salomonsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:42

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The StartingTogether program (in Dutch SamenStarten) is a family-centred method for early identification of social-emotional and behavioural problems in young children. Nurses in preventive child health care f...

    Authors: Olivier Anne Blanson Henkemans, Marjolein Keij, Marc Grootjen, Mascha Kamphuis and Anna Dijkshoorn

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:41

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Chronically ill persons experience conditions of life that can become unbearable, resulting in the wish to end their life prematurely. Relatives confronted with this wish experience ambivalence between loyalty...

    Authors: Nadine Saladin, Wilfried Schnepp and André Fringer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:39

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Older patients with a hip fracture require specialized emergency care and their first healthcare encounter before arriving at the hospital is often with the ambulance service. Since 2005 there has been a regis...

    Authors: Glenn Larsson, Ulf Strömberg, Cecilia Rogmark and Anna Nilsdotter

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:38

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Critically ill patients and their relatives have complex needs for support during their stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and the post-ICU rehabilitation period. Diaries written by nurses have proven benef...

    Authors: Anne Højager Nielsen, Sanne Angel, Ingrid Egerod and Torben Bæk Hansen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:37

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Due to the high morbidity and disability level among diabetes patients in nursing homes, the conditions for caregivers are exceedingly complex and challenging. The patient safety culture in nursing homes shoul...

    Authors: Irit Titlestad, Anne Haugstvedt, Jannicke Igland and Marit Graue

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:36

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Self-medication is the use of one or more medications without physician’s diagnosis, opinion, or prescription and supervision, which includes the use of herbal or chemical drugs. Todays, self-medication is one...

    Authors: Ali Soroush, Alireza Abdi, Bahare Andayeshgar, Afsoon Vahdat and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:35

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer accounted for 1.03% of all deaths in 2014 in Eritrea. Yet the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of the population in general or the health personnel in the country in relation to the diseas...

    Authors: Amanuel Kidane Andegiorgish, Eyob Azeria Kidane and Merhawi Teklezgi Gebrezgi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:33

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