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  1. Content type: Research article

    Providing high-quality diabetes care in nursing homes and home-based care facilities requires suitable instruments to evaluate the level of diabetes knowledge among the health-care providers. Thus, the aim of ...

    Authors: Anne Haugstvedt, Morten Aarflot, Jannicke Igland, Tilla Landbakk and Marit Graue

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:40

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    Occupational stress exists in every profession, nevertheless, the nursing profession appears to experience more stress at work compared to other health care workers. Unmanaged stress leads to high levels of em...

    Authors: Tadesse Dagget, Ashagre Molla and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:39

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The current challenges facing healthcare systems, in relation to the shortage of health professionals, necessitates mangers and leaders to learn from different leadership styles and staff empowerment strategie...

    Authors: Samirah A. Asiri, Wesley W. Rohrer, Khaled Al-Surimi, Omar O. Da’ar and Anwar Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:38

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  4. Content type: Research article

    While the relationship between nurses’ job satisfaction and their work in hospital environments is well known, it remains unclear, which factors are most influential in the nursing home setting. The purpose of...

    Authors: René Schwendimann, Suzanne Dhaini, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Sandra Engberg and Franziska Zúñiga

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:37

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Collegial workplace support has been linked to higher registered nurse (RN) retention in various clinical settings. In Japan, homecare agencies experience high RN turnover. The purpose of this study was to dev...

    Authors: Maiko Noguchi-Watanabe, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani and Yukari Takai

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diverging perceptions between individual patients with somatic diseases and their healthcare professionals might cause problems in communication and decision-making. To date, no measurement tool is available t...

    Authors: Seher Arat, Anke Van den Zegel, Maity Van Rillaer, Philip Moons, Joris Vandenberghe, Ellen De Langhe and René Westhovens

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:34

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nursing professional practice in different contexts of care has been widely described in evidence-based literature. Currently, there is no consensus on a common structure for these descriptions. Understanding ...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Poitras, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin and Frances Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:31

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Acquisition of psychomotor clinical skills has been shown to improve the quality of care provided to patients when care providers are competent. The aim of this study was to explore students, nurses and tutors...

    Authors: Omero Gonekani Mwale and Roselyn Kalawa

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:30

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral arterial disease is a chronic illness, and patients with peripheral arterial disease should receive advice about lifestyle changes and medical therapies to reduce further atherosclerotic complicatio...

    Authors: Christine Wann-Hansson and Anne Wennick

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:29

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Nearly 20 % of the Swedish population is foreign-born. Increased exposure of patients from diverse cultures means there is an urgent need to address their unique requirements and provide optimal health care to...

    Authors: Emina Hadziabdic, Jalal Safipour, Margareta Bachrach-Lindström and Sally Hultsjö

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:25

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although both nurse empowerment and competence are fundamental concepts of describing newly graduated nurses’ professional development and job satisfaction, only few studies exist on the relationship between t...

    Authors: Liisa Kuokkanen, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Hannu Isoaho, Mervi Flinkman and Riitta Meretoja

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:22

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Practicing with trauma informed care (TIC) can strengthen nurses’ knowledge about the association of past trauma and the impact of trauma on the patient’s current mental illness. An aim of TIC is to avoid pote...

    Authors: Andrea Hall, Brian McKenna, Vikki Dearie, Tessa Maguire, Rosemary Charleston and Trentham Furness

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:21

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Self-Directed Learning develops when students take the initiative for their learning, recognising needs, formulating goals, identifying resources, implementing appropriate strategies and evaluating learning ou...

    Authors: Lucia Cadorin, Su-Fen Cheng and Alvisa Palese

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:20

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is an acute cognitive impairment among older hospitalized patients. It can persist until discharge and for months after that. Despite proof that evidence-based nursing interventions are effective in p...

    Authors: Henk Verloo, Céline Goulet, Diane Morin and Armin von Gunten

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:19

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Earlier studies in developed and a few developing countries have documented experiences of family members with critically-ill patients. However, in Tanzania no documented studies could be found in this study a...

    Authors: Thecla W. Kohi, Marwa W. Obogo and Lilian T. Mselle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:18

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Pressure ulcers are common conditions among hospitalized patients and impose substantial burden on patients and their caregivers. To assess the knowledge and attitudes of health professionals towards PUs preve...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:17

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Use of over-the-counter analgesics among adolescents has increased markedly. High consumption of over-the-counter analgesics among adolescents is associated with frequent pain, lower self-esteem, reduced sleep...

    Authors: Siv Skarstein, Per Lagerløv, Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme and Sølvi Helseth

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:16

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The number of single-parent families headed by mothers is rapidly growing worldwide. A large part of the international literature reveals that single motherhood is associated with increased levels of chronic s...

    Authors: Elena Rousou, Christiana Kouta and Nicos Middleton

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:15

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Individualized care is a cornerstone of patient-centered nursing care. To foster individualized care, influencing factors should be known. The aim of this study was to identify the individual and organizationa...

    Authors: Stefan Köberich, Johanna Feuchtinger and Erik Farin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:14

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Limited research has examined what is actually done in the process of care by nursing staff in long-term institutional care. The applied instruments employed different terminologies, and psychometric propertie...

    Authors: Astrid Tuinman, Mathieu de Greef, Roos Nieweg, Wolter Paans and Petrie Roodbol

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:13

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  21. Content type: Research article

    While many studies have addressed various issues with regards to pain management, there is limited knowledge about how nurses assess pain in surgical wards. This study aimed to describe Thai nurses’ experience...

    Authors: Manaporn Chatchumni, Ampaporn Namvongprom, Henrik Eriksson and Monir Mazaheri

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:12

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Globally, the nursing profession faces shortages, high turnover, and inequitable distribution. These problems are particularly acute in South East Asia. The present paper describes the design and initial findi...

    Authors: Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Petsunee Thungjaroenkul, Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Panuwat Prathumkam, Nathaphop Chaichaya, Kavin Thinkhamrop, Chaiwat Tawarungruang and Bandit Thinkhamrop

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:10

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    With the widespread use of orally administered anticancer agents, self-management by cancer patients is inevitable, and adherence to medication is becoming the centre of interest in oncology.

    Authors: Hiroko Komatsu, Kaori Yagasaki and Takuhiro Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2016 15:61

  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the most utilised techniques in the intensive care unit (ICU), but it can cause sequelae that can negatively influence the patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQL)....

    Authors: Alba Riera, Elisabet Gallart, Araceli Vicálvaro, Montserrat Lolo, Anabel Solsona, Anna Mont, Jordi Gómez, David Téllez and Carmen Fuentelsaz-Gallego

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:8

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Capillary blood glucose measurements are regularly used for nursing home residents with diabetes. The usefulness of these measurements relies on clear indications for use, correct measurement techniques, prope...

    Authors: Lillan Mo Andreassen, Anne Gerd Granas, Una Ørvim Sølvik and Reidun Lisbet Skeide Kjome

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Positive effects of physical activity, health promotion and disease prevention, in treatment of mental illnesses are well documented. Mental health practice for nursing students highlights the important connec...

    Authors: Marthe Lyngås Eklund, Ireen Ruud and Ellen Karine Grov

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:6

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Multi-morbidity, poly-pharmacy and cognitive impairment leave many old patients in a frail condition with a high risk of adverse outcomes if proper health care is not provided. Knowledge about available compet...

    Authors: Pia Cecilie Bing-Jonsson, Dag Hofoss, Marit Kirkevold, Ida Torunn Bjørk and Christina Foss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:5

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) were introduced in 2010 and 2012 at the Heart Hospital (HH) and National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), both run by Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar. These ...

    Authors: Manal Zaidan, Fatma Rustom, Nancy Kassem, Sumaya Al Yafei, Linda Peters and Mohamed Izham M. Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:4

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  29. Content type: Research article

    It is important that mental health nurses meet the safety, security and care needs of persons suffering from psychotic illness to enhance these persons’ likelihood of feeling better during their time in acute ...

    Authors: Karina Sebergsen, Astrid Norberg and Anne-Grethe Talseth

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:3

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Policy initiatives and an increasing amount of the literature within higher education both call for students to become more involved in creating their own learning. However, there is a lack of studies in under...

    Authors: Cecilie Haraldseid, Febe Friberg and Karina Aase

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:2

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Recent decades have shown major improvements in survival rates after cardiac arrest. However, few interventions have been tested in order to improve the care for survivors and their family members. In many cou...

    Authors: Johan Israelsson, Gisela Lilja, Anders Bremer, Jean Stevenson-Ågren and Kristofer Årestedt

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:1

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Occupational sharps injuries are associated with transmission of bloodborne viruses to healthcare workers, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Si...

    Authors: Alain C. Harb, Rami Tarabay, Batoul Diab, Rami A. Ballout, Selma Khamassi and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:71

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Spiritual care for people with dementia who are in nursing homes is one aspect of the holistic care provided by nurses. A number of studies have explored the concepts of spirituality and religiosity, but fewer...

    Authors: Liv Skomakerstuen Ødbehr, Kari Kvigne, Solveig Hauge and Lars Johan Danbolt

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:70

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Parents of children with cancer experience a demanding situation and often suffer from psychological problems such as stress. Trying to coping with the complex body of information about their child’s disease i...

    Authors: Anders Ringnér, Maria Björk, Cecilia Olsson and Ulla Hällgren Graneheim

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:69

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Nursing education has evolved over time to fit societies’ increasing care needs. Innovations in nursing education draw thorny debates on potential jeopardy in the quality, safety, and efficacy of nurse graduat...

    Authors: Idrissa Beogo, Chieh-Yu Liu, Colile P. Dlamini and Marie-Pierre Gagnon

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:66

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Wearing uniforms help in the formation of professional identity in healthcare. It fosters a strong self image and professional identity which can lead to good confidence and better performance in nursing pract...

    Authors: Etaferahu Alamaw Desta, Mignote Hailu Gebrie and Berihun Assefa Dachew

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:65

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  37. Content type: Technical advance

    Nasogastric tubes are an important component of care in patients with gastrointestinal obstructions. However, they are prone to malfunction despite conventional flushing techniques, with potentially severe con...

    Authors: Murad Bani Hani, Ikenna Ihim, Joyce Harps and Steven C. Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:63

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  38. Content type: Research article

    A majority of people in Western Europe and the USA die in hospitals. Spiritual and existential care is seen to be an integral component of holistic, compassionate and comprehensive palliative care. Yet, severa...

    Authors: Kirsten Anne Tornøe, Lars Johan Danbolt, Kari Kvigne and Venke Sørlie

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:62

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