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Evidence-based Nursing Care

Section edited by Bridget Johnston

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. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation and treatment of older people’s nutritional care is generally viewed as a low priority by nurses. However, given that eating and drinking are fundamental human activities, the support and enhanc...

    Authors: Katarina Sjögren Forss, Jane Nilsson and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:19

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    Endotracheal tube (ETT) fasteners such as the AnchorFast™ claim to assist with the prevention of oral pressure injuries in intubated patients, however evidence to support their clinical efficacy is limited. Th...

    Authors: Jaye Hampson, Cameron Green, Joanne Stewart, Lauren Armitstead, Gemma Degan, Andrea Aubrey, Eldho Paul and Ravindranath Tiruvoipati

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:4

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often experience communication difficulties - usually associated with mechanical ventilation - resulting in psychological problems such as anxiety, fear, and depressio...

    Authors: K. S. Dithole, Gloria Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, Oluwaseyi A. Akpor and Mary M. Moleki

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:74

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    Nurses often have difficulties with using interdisciplinary stroke guidelines for patients with stroke as they do not focus sufficiently on nursing. Therefore, the Stroke Nursing Guideline (SNG) was developed ...

    Authors: Ingibjörg Bjartmarz, Helga Jónsdóttir and Thóra B. Hafsteinsdóttir

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:72

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    Active patient participation is a patient safety priority for health care. Yet, patients and their preferences are less understood. The aim of the study was to explore hospitalised patients’ preferences on par...

    Authors: Mona Ringdal, Wendy Chaboyer, Kerstin Ulin, Tracey Bucknall and Lena Oxelmark

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:69

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study examined the long-term effects of nurse-led, individualized education on self-efficacy, self-care compliance, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in middle-aged patients with new-onset acute ...

    Authors: Jae Lan Shim and Seon Young Hwang

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:59

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Decubitus ulcers are associated with a burden for the patients and cause enormous costs. One of the reasons for the development of decubitus is prolonged exposure to pressure. The aim of this pilot study was t...

    Authors: Heidrun Pickenbrock, Vera U. Ludwig and Antonia Zapf

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:60

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian “Gold Standard” treatment according to the Australian an...

    Authors: Katrina Young, Harrison Ng Chok and Lesley Wilkes

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:56

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The nursing process is a systematic method of planning, delivering, and evaluating individualized care for clients in any state of health or illness. Many countries have adopted the nursing process as the stan...

    Authors: Zeray Baraki, Fiseha Girmay, Kalayou Kidanu, Hadgu Gerensea, Dejen Gezehgne and Hafte Teklay

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:54

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pain problems are a rapidly growing health problem found among both children and adolescent, and about 15–30% have reported chronic pain problems. School nurses in Norway meet adolescents with various ailments...

    Authors: Magnhild Høie, Kristin Haraldstad, Gudrun Rohde, Liv Fegran, Thomas Westergren, Sølvi Helseth, Åshild Slettebø and Berit Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:53

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have empirically investigated factors that define residential aged care units that are perceived as being highly person-centred. The purpose of this study was to explore factors characterising resi...

    Authors: Karin Sjögren, Marie Lindkvist, Per-Olof Sandman, Karin Zingmark and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:44

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Alarms in the critical areas are an important component of most of the machines as they alert nurses on the change in the patients’ condition. Most patients in the critical care units cannot speak for themselv...

    Authors: Lucy W. Meng’anyi, Lilian A. Omondi and Margaret N. Muiva

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:41

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Quality of life in persons with dementia is, in large part, dependent on the quality of care they receive. Investigating both subjective and objective aspects of quality of care may reveal areas for improvemen...

    Authors: Christina Bökberg, Gerd Ahlström and Staffan Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:39

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Caregiving by family members of elderly with chronic conditions is currently intensifying in the context of an aging population and health care reform in the Netherlands. It is essential that nurses have atten...

    Authors: E. I. Hagedoorn, W. Paans, T. Jaarsma, J. C. Keers, C. van der Schans and M. Louise Luttik

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:37

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this article is to engage clinicians in a dialogue about ideas on how to provide more specific, contextually relevant, practical and culturally tailored diabetes self-management recommendations ...

    Authors: Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Sharon A. Brown and Roxanne Vandermause

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral Intravenous cannula (IV) is the most common vascular access device used to administer medications with the exception of medication or fluid with high or low PH or hyperosmolarity which may cause sev...

    Authors: Eskedar Birhane, Kalayou Kidanu, Mekuria Kassa, Dawit Gerezgiher, Lidia Tsegay, Brhanu Weldu, Genet Kidane and Hadgu Gerensea

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Dysphagia is common after stroke and represents a major risk factor for developing aspiration pneumonia. Early detection can reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and death. Despite the fact that evidence...

    Authors: Jorun Sivertsen, Birgitte Graverholt and Birgitte Espehaug

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:27

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Responding to older people’s distress by acknowledging or encouraging further discussion of emotions is central to supportive, person-centred communication, and may enhance home care outcomes and thereby promo...

    Authors: Linda Hafskjold, Vibeke Sundling, Sandra van Dulmen and Hilde Eide

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:24

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