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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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  2. Content type: Research article

    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major public health problem among registered nurses (RNs) in Thailand. Information on their burdens at a national level is limited. This study estimated the prevalence of...

    Authors: Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, Jiamjit Saengsuwan and Cameron Paul Hurst

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:68

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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