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  1. Providing cancer patients with adequate treatment information is important for patients' health, well-being and satisfaction. Nurses play an important role in patient education. So far, few studies focused on ...

    Authors: Elise R Posma, Julia CM van Weert, Jesse Jansen and Jozien M Bensing
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2009 8:1
  2. There is a belief that the amount of pain perceived is merely directly proportional to the extent of injury. The intensity of postoperative pain is however influenced by multiple factors aside from the extent ...

    Authors: Kerstin Wickström Ene, Gunnar Nordberg, Björn Sjöström and Ingrid Bergh
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:14
  3. Although the duties and working conditions of registered, and enrolled nurses have previously been described from different perspectives, they have not been examined from the night nursing aspect. The aim of t...

    Authors: Kerstin Nilsson, Ann-Mari Campbell and Ewa Pilhammar Andersson
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:13
  4. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and its impact on patients' quality of life has been an increasing subject of research. However, in Germany there is a lack of evidence-based interventions consistent with the mult...

    Authors: Nina Stuhldreher, Karl Reif, Ulrike de Vries, Stefan Görres and Franz Petermann
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:12
  5. Massage is increasingly used to manage chronic pain but its benefit has not been clearly established. The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of a single session of nurse-administered massage fo...

    Authors: Kate Seers, Nicola Crichton, June Martin, Katrina Coulson and Dawn Carroll
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:10
  6. Job satisfaction is an important component of nurses' lives that can impact on patient safety, productivity and performance, quality of care, retention and turnover, commitment to the organisation and the prof...

    Authors: Trevor Murrells, Sarah Robinson and Peter Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:7
  7. Antenatal education (AE) started more than 30 years ago with the purpose of decreasing pain during childbirth. Epidural anaesthesia has achieved this objective, and the value of AE is therefore currently quest...

    Authors: Carmen Paz-Pascual, Isabel Artieta Pinedo, Gonzalo Grandes, Gurutze Remiro Fernandez de Gamboa, Itziar Odriozola Hermosilla, Amaia Bacigalupe de la Hera, Janire Payo Gordon, Guadalupe Manzano Garcia and Magdalena Ureta de Pedro
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:5
  8. Delirium is a prevalent problem in long-term care (LTC) facilities where advanced age and cognitive impairment represent two important risk factors for this condition. Delirium is associated with numerous nega...

    Authors: Philippe Voyer, Sylvie Richard, Lise Doucet, Christine Danjou and Pierre-Hugues Carmichael
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:4
  9. The recovery of patients after an acute episode of illness or injury depends both on adequate medical treatment and on the early identification of needs for rehabilitation care. The process of early beginning ...

    Authors: Martin Mueller, Christine Boldt, Eva Grill, Ralf Strobl and Gerold Stucki
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:3
  10. Strict glycaemic control (SGC) has become a contentious issue in modern intensive care. Physicians and nurses are concerned about the increased workload due to SGC as well as causing harm through hypoglycaemia...

    Authors: Kristin Alm-Kruse, Eva M Bull and Jon H Laake
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2008 7:1
  11. The understanding of the values of nurses is especially important, since nurses constitute 80% of workforce in the healthcare system in Lithuania. In addition to that, nursing is one of the major constituents ...

    Authors: Aurelija Blazeviciene and Irayda Jakusovaite
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2007 6:10
  12. Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV remains the main mode of acquisition of HIV in children. Transmission of HIV may occur during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding. Studies have shown that some speci...

    Authors: Chizoma M Ndikom and Adenike Onibokun
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2007 6:9
  13. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease is increasing. Improved treatment options increase survival after an acute myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac arrest, although patients often have difficulty adjus...

    Authors: Esther STF Smeulders, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Barbara K Dijkman-Domanska, Elisabeth FM van Hoef, Jacques ThM van Eijk and Gertrudis IJM Kempen
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2007 6:6
  14. Delirium is a frequent form of psychopathology in elderly hospitalized patients; it is a symptom of acute somatic illness. The consequences of delirium include high morbidity and mortality, lengthened hospital...

    Authors: Liesbeth A Gemert van and Marieke J Schuurmans
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2007 6:3
  15. The migration of health professionals trained in Africa to developed nations has compromised health systems in the African region. The financial losses from the investment in training due to the migration from...

    Authors: Adamson S Muula, Ben Panulo Jr and Fresier C Maseko
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:9
  16. Inadequate management of postoperative pain is common, and postoperative pain is a risk factor for prolonged pain. In addition to medical and technical factors, psychological factors may also influence the exp...

    Authors: Kerstin Wickström Ene, Gunnar Nordberg, Fannie Gaston Johansson and Björn Sjöström
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:8
  17. The number of patients suffering from unexplained chest pain (UCP) is increasing. Intervention programmes are needed to reduce the chest pain and suffering experienced by these patients and effective preventiv...

    Authors: Margaretha Jerlock, Fannie Gaston-Johansson, Karin I Kjellgren and Catharina Welin
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:7
  18. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in both the developed and the developing world. The incidence of breast cancer in Karachi, Pakistan is 69.1 per 100,000 with breast cancer presentation in st...

    Authors: Faiza Ahmed, Sadia Mahmud, Juanita Hatcher and Shaista M Khan
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:6
  19. Keeping current with drug therapy information is challenging for health care practitioners. Technologies are often implemented to facilitate access to current and credible drug information sources. In the Cana...

    Authors: Andrea L Murphy, Mark Fleming, Ruth Martin-Misener, Ingrid S Sketris, Mary MacCara and David Gass
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:5
  20. According to current evidence and psychological theorizing proper information giving seems to be a promising way to reduce patient anxiety. In the case of surgical patients, admission to the intensive care uni...

    Authors: Almuth Berg, Steffen Fleischer, Michael Koller and Thomas R Neubert
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:4
  21. During the two recent decades, advocacy has been a topic of much debate in the nursing profession. Although advocacy has embraced a crucial role for nurses, its extent is often limited in practice. While a var...

    Authors: Reza Negarandeh, Fatemeh Oskouie, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Mansoure Nikravesh and Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:3
  22. Smooth working relationships between nurses and doctors are necessary for efficient health care delivery. However, previous studies have shown that this is often absent with negative impact on the quality of h...

    Authors: Roseline I Ogbimi and Clement A Adebamowo
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2006 5:2
  23. Previous studies on self-rated health among nurses have indicated an association of low job satisfaction and stress in relation to poor self-rated health. The relationship between self rated health and the spe...

    Authors: Noula A Pappas, Yannis Alamanos and Ioannis DK Dimoliatis
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2005 4:8
  24. A delirium, is a serious, high-frequency complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The consequences of this complication range from high morbidity and mortality to greater need for nursing care. Desp...

    Authors: Henny EM Immers, Marieke J Schuurmans and Jaap J van de Bijl
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2005 4:7
  25. Falls and associated negative outcomes in hospitalized patients are of significant concerns. The etiology of hospital inpatient falls is multifactorial, including both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Anecdote...

    Authors: René Schwendimann, Franco Joos, Sabina De Geest and Koen Milisen
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2005 4:5
  26. In view of the issues surrounding physical restraint use, it is important to have a method of measurement as valid and reliable as possible. We determined the sensitivity and specificity of physical restraint ...

    Authors: Danielle Laurin, Philippe Voyer, René Verreault and Pierre J Durand
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2004 3:5
  27. In the UK the health service is investing more than ever before in information technology (IT) and primary care nurses will have to work with computers. Information about patients will be almost exclusively he...

    Authors: Tom Chan, Sarah Brew and Simon de Lusignan
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2004 3:4
  28. In the many descriptive studies on prescribed psychotropic drug use by community-dwelling older persons, several sociodemographic and other factors associated with drug use receive inconsistent support.

    Authors: Philippe Voyer, David Cohen, Sylvie Lauzon and Johanne Collin
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2004 3:3
  29. Nurses' practice takes place in a context of ongoing advances in research and technology. The dynamic and uncertain nature of health care environment requires nurses to be competent decision-makers in order to...

    Authors: Mohsen Adib Hagbaghery, Mahvash Salsali and Fazlolah Ahmadi
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2004 3:2

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