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Evidence-based Nursing Care

This section concerns all aspects of evidence-based knowledge to inform and transform nursing practice in all settings, and includes original research studies, systematic or integrative reviews, meta-analyses reporting advances relevant to best nursing practice.

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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. Studies have highlighted deficiencies in the information given by nurses to surgical patients. Studies also show that the role of the nurse in connection with the discharge of patients after surgery is unclear...

    Authors: Kyriakos Theodoridis, Adina Noghi and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:59

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  17. To explore registered nurses’ (RNs’) experiences of practising person-centred care (PCC) by telephone with people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or chronic heart failure.

    Authors: Eva Boström, Lilas Ali, Andreas Fors, Inger Ekman and Annette Erichsen Andersson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:54

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  18. Pressure ulcer is largely avoidable, but its prevalence rate increased more than 80% in a 13 years study. Nurses have a great position to advance best practices towards the prevention of pressure ulcers. There...

    Authors: Ezedin Molla Muhammed, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Yemataw Zewdu Temachu and Tarkie Abebe Walle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:51

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  19. Carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) experience a variety of personal and social consequences, despite the asymptomatic nature of carriage. Some of these consequences are inherent to the...

    Authors: Lotte van Heuvel, Renske Eilers, Sabiena G. Feenstra, Manon R. Haverkate and Aura Timen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:50

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  20. The hospitalization of children requires collaboration between parents and nurses in partnerships. This study examines parents’ and nurses’ experiences of ideal collaboration in treatment-centered and home-lik...

    Authors: Hildegunn Sundal and Solfrid Vatne

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:48

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  21. Intermittent claudication (IC) is a classic symptom of peripheral arterial disease, and strongly associated with coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Treatment of IC and secondary prevention of ...

    Authors: Sara Haile, Anneli Linné, Unn-Britt Johansson and Eva Joelsson-Alm

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:45

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  22. The current state of evidence regarding measures that assess evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) competence attributes (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes/beliefs, behaviours) among nurses is unknown. Thi...

    Authors: Emily Belita, Janet E. Squires, Jennifer Yost, Rebecca Ganann, Trish Burnett and Maureen Dobbins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:44

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  23. Moral courage is one of the fundamental values of nursing profession and a powerful method of coping with ethical problems. Psychological empowerment is a suitable method of enabling individuals to coping ment...

    Authors: Zahra Khoshmehr, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Khadijeh Nasiriani and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:43

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  24. Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take ...

    Authors: Susan Hupkens, Marleen Goumans, Peter Derkx and Anja Machielse

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:41

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  25. Patient undergoing surgery may be afraid and concerned about the diagnosis, the treatment, the procedure, the postoperative care, and the surgical recovery. Good communication between staff and patients can mi...

    Authors: Renata da Silva Schulz, Rosimere Ferreira Santana, Carla Targino Bruno dos Santos, Thiago Batista Faleiro, Dayana Medeiros do Amaral Passarelles, Ana Beatriz Serra Hercules and Thalita Gomes do Carmo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:38

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  26. In the perioperative dialogue, pre-, intra- and postoperatively, the patient shares their history. In the dialogue, the nurse anesthetist (NA) gets to witness the patient’s experiences and can alleviate the pa...

    Authors: Anna Abelsson and Annette Nygårdh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:37

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  27. Addressing eating difficulties among older individuals with dementia living in nursing homes requires evidence-based interventions. However, to date, there is limited evidence of effective interventions design...

    Authors: Alvisa Palese, Valentina Bressan, Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:32

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  28. Work-related exposures to needle stick and sharps accidents are essential reason of infections with blood borne pathogens amongst health care employees and can cause extensive fitness consequences and psycholo...

    Authors: Solomon Assen, Mamo Wubshet, Manay Kifle, Tewelde Wubayehu and Berihu Gidey Aregawi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:31

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  29. The Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) demonstrates good psychometric characteristics in research settings. However, evidence about these characteristics in pragmatic ICU settings is inconsist...

    Authors: Elke Detroyer, Annick Timmermans, Dana Segers, Geert Meyfroidt, Jasperina Dubois, Aimé Van Assche, Etienne Joosten and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:21

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  30. Nursing care behavior and nurse’s perception of effective care behavior is an act, conduct, and mannerism enacted by professional nurses that convey concern, safety, and attention to the patient. Behavior asso...

    Authors: Adugna Oluma and Muktar Abadiga

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:19

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  31. We examined whether telecommunication-device-based distance interviews are inferior to face-to-face interviews in terms of facilitating behavioral changes and disease management in patients with diabetic nephr...

    Authors: Kana Kazawa, Kanae Osaki, Md Moshiur Rahman and Michiko Moriyama

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:16

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  32. Unsafe medication practices are the leading causes of avoidable patient harm in healthcare systems across the world. The largest proportion of which occurs during medication administration. Nurses play a signi...

    Authors: Adam Wondmieneh, Wudma Alemu, Niguse Tadele and Asmamaw Demis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:4

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  33. We describe an on-site clinical mentoring program aimed at improving emergency obstetrical and new-born care (EmONC) in Nepal and assess its effectiveness on nurses’ knowledge and skills. In Nepal, both the ma...

    Authors: Sophie Goyet, Swaraj Rajbhandari, Valerie Broch Alvarez, Aida Bayou, Sirjana Khanal and Tara Nath Pokhrel

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:3

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  34. Poisoning is a major health problem worldwide, and it causes significant morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that 350,000 people died worldwide from unintentional poisoning. The purpose of this study is t...

    Authors: Ayele Mamo Abebe, Mesfin Wudu Kassaw and Nathan Estifanos Shewangashaw

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:60

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  35. Studies suggest a high prevalence of burnout among nurses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between burnout among nurses and absenteeism and work performance.

    Authors: Liselotte N. Dyrbye, Tait D. Shanafelt, Pamela O. Johnson, Le Ann Johnson, Daniel Satele and Colin P. West

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:57

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  36. Pain is a common phenomenon among emergency patients which may lead to chronic pain conditions and alteration of physiological function. However, it is widely reported that proper pain assessment and managemen...

    Authors: Desale Tewelde Kahsay and Marianne Pitkäjärvi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:56

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  37. Depression is a debilitating mental health condition which affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide annually. Nurses are twice as likely to suffer from depression than professionals in other professio...

    Authors: Clarence Mbanga, Haman Makebe, Divine Tim, Steve Fonkou, Louise Toukam and Tsi Njim

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:50

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  38. Although most male nurses join the profession for self-actualisation, the cultural and societal stereotyping of male nurses as “He-Man”, “gay” and “troublemakers”, and their marginalisation at the hospital dur...

    Authors: Hayford Isaac Budu, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Victoria Bubunyo Bam, Deus Osei Agyemang, Shirley Noi, Florence A. Budu and Prince Peprah

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:47

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  39. Poor job conditions and limited resources are reducing job satisfaction and motivation among nurses in low-income countries, which may affect the quality of services and attrition rates. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Firew Ayalew, Sharon Kibwana, Shelemo Shawula, Equlinet Misganaw, Zeine Abosse, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg, Young Mi Kim, Mihereteab Teshome and Damtew Wolde Mariam

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:46

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  40. The present study aims to illuminate the meaning of working in a person-centred way as experienced by staff in nursing homes. Insights into what working in a person-centred way mean for nursing home staff may ...

    Authors: Tove K. Vassbø, Marit Kirkevold, David Edvardsson, Karin Sjögren, Qarin Lood and Ådel Bergland

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:45

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  41. Depressive symptoms and/or depression are commonly experienced by older people. Both are underdiagnosed, undertreated and regularly overlooked by healthcare professionals. Healthcare facilities for people aged...

    Authors: Gunilla Borglin, Kristina Räthel, Helena Paulsson and Katarina Sjögren Forss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:43

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  42. Many dedicated Coronary Care Units (CCUs) in Victoria, Australia, have been decommissioned and replaced with larger combined generic medical/cardiac precincts called hybrid units. Hybrid units are staffed with...

    Authors: Judy Currey, Stephanie K. Sprogis, Liliana Orellana, Anusha Chander, Sharon Meagher, Rhoda Kennedy and Andrea Driscoll

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:42

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  43. Many patients suffer from unrelieved pain in hospital settings. Nurses have a pivotal role in pain management. Hence, a nurse-based pain management programme may influence how hospitalized patients experience ...

    Authors: Gugsa Nemera Germossa, Ragnhild Hellesø and Ingeborg Strømseng Sjetne

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:40

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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