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  1. Content type: Research article

    Impaired mobility is a prevalent condition among care-dependent persons living in nursing homes. Therefore, competence development of nursing staff in mobility care is important. This study aimed to develop an...

    Authors: Heidrun Gattinger, Beate Senn, Virpi Hantikainen, Sascha Köpke, Stefan Ott and Helena Leino-Kilpi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:67

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    Nurses working in Home healthcare (HHC) are facing major challenges since more advanced care and treatment are increasingly being carried out in patients’ homes. The aim of this study has been to explore how n...

    Authors: Henrik Andersson, Maria Lindholm, Margareta Pettersson and Lise-Lotte Jonasson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:65

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    Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathwa...

    Authors: Vanno Sou, Craig McManus, Nicholas Mifflin, Steven A. Frost, Julie Ale and Evan Alexandrou

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:64

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The number of frail elderly people with complex nursing and medical care needs is increasing, and consequently, the healthcare burden. The implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners globally has been shown...

    Authors: Birgitta Ljungbeck and Katarina Sjögren Forss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:63

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study identified multiple socio-professional and team effectiveness variables, based on the Input-Mediator-Output-Input (IMOI) model, and tested their associations with job satisfaction for three categori...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier and Jean-Marie Bamvita

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:62

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patient advocacy has been identified as a core duty of the nurse, and certain nurse characteristics influence the performance of the role. However, these characteristics have not been adequately explored in Gh...

    Authors: Grace Dadzie, Lydia Aziato and Ama de-Graft Aikins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:61

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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: 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    The concept of evidence-based practice is globally relevant in current healthcare climates. However, students and teachers struggle with integrating evidence based practice effectively into a curriculum. This ...

    Authors: Joanne Reid, Jordan Briggs, Susan Carlisle, David Scott and Claire Lewis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:58

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania is a low income, East African country with a severe shortage of human resources for health or health workers. This shortage threatens any gains the country is making in improving maternal health outco...

    Authors: Melissa T. Ojemeni, Paulomi Niles, Salum Mfaume, Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Linda Deng, Renae Stafford, Marie Jose Voeten, Kokusiima Theonestina, Wendy Budin, Nok Chhun and Allison Squires

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:57

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    People living with dementia in nursing homes are most likely to be restrained. The primary aim of this mixed-method education intervention study was to investigate which factors hindered or facilitated staff a...

    Authors: Frode F. Jacobsen, Tone Elin Mekki, Oddvar Førland, Bjarte Folkestad, Øyvind Kirkevold, Randi Skår, Eva Marie Tveit and Christine Øye

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:55

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational ...

    Authors: Vicki Parker, Gena Lieschke and Michelle Giles

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:52

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses’ job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to...

    Authors: Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell and Jane Conway

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:51

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a source of concern worldwide. No health service in any country can be considered HAI risk-free. However, there is scarcity of data on the risks to which both patie...

    Authors: Michely Aparecida Cardoso Maroldi, Adriana Maria da Silva Felix, Ana Angélica Lima Dias, Julia Yaeko Kawagoe, Maria Clara Padoveze, Sílvia Alice Ferreira, Sílvia Helena Zem-Mascarenhas, Stephen Timmons and Rosely Moralez Figueiredo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:49

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Clinical practice is a pivotal part of nursing education. It provides students with the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired from lectures into practice with real patients, under the ...

    Authors: Mona Ewertsson, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Renée Allvin and Karin Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:48

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac misconceptions are common among healthcare professionals. The development of professional knowledge is considered an essential component of nursing education. Nurses, regardless of their grade, skills,...

    Authors: Susan Ka Yee Chow, Yuen Yee Chan, Sin Kuen Ho and Ka Chun Ng

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:46

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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    Gynecological pre-cancer and gynecological cancers are considerable diseases in women throughout the world. The disease and treatment lead to numerous biopsychosocial issues. To improve the outcomes of affecte...

    Authors: Silvia Raphaelis, Andrea Kobleder, Hanna Mayer and Beate Senn

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:43

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Given the increasing complexity of acute care settings, high patient acuity and demanding workloads, new graduate nurses continue to require greater levels of support to manage rising patient clinical care nee...

    Authors: Rafic Hussein, Bronwyn Everett, Lucie M. Ramjan, Wendy Hu and Yenna Salamonson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:42

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research article

    The workplace is an essential source of social capital for many people; it provides mutual support and gives meaning to life. However, few prospective studies have thoroughly investigated the importance of asp...

    Authors: Ingela Rydström, Lotta Dalheim Englund, Lotta Dellve and Linda Ahlstrom

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:38

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research article

    Successful models of nursing and midwifery in the community delivering healthcare throughout the lifespan and across a health and illness continuum are limited, yet necessary to guide global health services. P...

    Authors: Patricia Leahy-Warren, Helen Mulcahy, Lazelle Benefield, Colin Bradley, Alice Coffey, Ann Donohoe, Serena Fitzgerald, Tim Frawley, Elizabeth Healy, Maria Healy, Marcella Kelly, Bernard McCarthy, Kathleen McLoughlin, Catherine Meagher, Rhona O’Connell, Aoife O’Mahony…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:35

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Effective teamwork and sufficient communication are critical components essential to patient safety in today’s specialized and complex healthcare services. Team training is important for an improved efficiency...

    Authors: Randi Ballangrud, Sissel Eikeland Husebø, Karina Aase, Oddveig Reiersdal Aaberg, Anne Vifladt, Geir Vegard Berg and Marie Louise Hall-Lord

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:34

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  30. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: Denise F. Polit, Souraya Sidani, David A. Richards, Ania Willman, Alison Kitson, Marleen Huijben-Schoenmakers, Arno Rademaker, Erik Scherder, Kaisa Bjuresäter, Maria Larsson, Ulrika Bergsten, Margaret Coulter Smith, Claire Pearson, Savina Tropea, Fiona O’May, Lindesay Irvine…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16(Suppl 1):32

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  31. 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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  32. Content type: Research article

    Immunisation coverage rates vary considerably at the local level across New Zealand and challenges remain with effectively translating best available research evidence into public health practice. This study a...

    Authors: Nikki M. Turner, Nadia A. Charania, Angela Chong, Joanna Stewart and Lynn Taylor

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:31

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Effective communication has a great impact on nurses’ job satisfaction, team relationships, as well as patient care/safety. Previous studies have highlighted the various beneficial effects of enhancing communi...

    Authors: Yohei Nakamura, Naoki Yoshinaga, Hiroki Tanoue, Sayaka Kato, Sayoko Nakamura, Keiko Aoishi and Yuko Shiraishi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:29

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Dementia is an important predictor of nursing home admissions. Due to progressive dementia symptoms, over time it becomes difficult for persons with dementia to communicate their wishes and participate in deci...

    Authors: Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Mona Persenius, Carina Bååth and Ann Karin Helgesen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:28

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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research article

    Twenty-four hour nursing care involves shift work including 12-h shifts. England is unusual in deploying a mix of shift patterns. International evidence on the effects of such shifts is growing. A secondary an...

    Authors: Jane Ball, Tina Day, Trevor Murrells, Chiara Dall’Ora, Anne Marie Rafferty, Peter Griffiths and Jill Maben

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:26

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  37. Content type: Research article

    In Japan, the revision of the fee schedules in 2006 introduced a new category of general care ward for more advanced care, with a higher staffing standard, a patient-to-nurse ratio of 7:1. Previous studies hav...

    Authors: Noriko Morioka, Jun Tomio, Toshikazu Seto and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:25

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  38. 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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  39. Content type: Research article

    The majority of residents in care homes in the United Kingdom are living with dementia or significant memory problems. Caring in this setting can be difficult and stressful for care staff who work long hours, ...

    Authors: Muhammad Saiful Islam, Christine Baker, Peter Huxley, Ian T. Russell and Michael S Dennis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:22

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Despite advanced nursing roles having a research competency, participation in research is low. There are many barriers to participation in research and few interventions have been developed to address these. T...

    Authors: Gabrielle McKee, Margaret Codd, Orla Dempsey, Paul Gallagher and Catherine Comiskey

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:21

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  41. Content type: Research article

    To explore reasons of non-vaccinated nursing staff for declining seasonal influenza vaccination. The annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers reduces morbidity and mortality among vulnerable patients...

    Authors: Anina Pless, Stuart R. McLennan, Dunja Nicca, David M. Shaw and Bernice S. Elger

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:20

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  42. Content type: Research article

    An increasingly older population, improved diagnostics and treatment increase the number of older cancer survivors, thus more than 60% of those affected by cancer are over the age of 65. Symptom relief and the...

    Authors: Kristin Vassbotn Guldhav, Randi Jepsen, Siri Ytrehus and Ellen Karine Grov

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:18

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