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Evidence-based Nursing Care

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. To support a uniform and evidence-based practice for indwelling urinary catheterization in adults The European association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) published guidelines for this procedure in 2012. The Swedish ...

    Authors: Aysel Kulbay, Eva Joelsson-Alm and Ann Tammelin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:99

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  2. Chemotherapy-induced side effects may have a negative effect on nutrition intake, thus increasing the risk of malnutrition and consequently, other serious complications for patients with cancer. The prevalence...

    Authors: Leena Tuominen, Marita Ritmala-Castrén, Pia Nikander, Siru Mäkelä, Tero Vahlberg and Helena Leino-Kilpi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:94

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Accidental falls in hospitals are serious events concerning the safety of the patients. Recent studies demonstrated that the time of falls is a key factor to be considered in prevention. It has been shown that...

    Authors: Pablo Jesús López-Soto, Juan de la Cruz López-Carrasco, Fabio Fabbian, Rosa María Miñarro-Del Moral, Rocío Segura-Ruiz, Pedro Hidalgo-Lopezosa, Roberto Manfredini and María Aurora Rodríguez-Borrego

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:88

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  4. Smartphone addiction in adolescent is a significant global health issue since the last decade. Evidence has shown that the uncontrolled use of smartphone would lead to undesirable impact on their growth and de...

    Authors: Anson Chui Yan Tang and Regina Lai Tong Lee

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:86

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  5. The work of registered nurses in home health care is complicated and extensive, and information technology (IT) is used in everyday activities. Coordination between care and resource efficiency is important. T...

    Authors: Vicki Koltsida and Lise-Lotte Jonasson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In-hospital fall incidents are common and sensitive to nursing care. It is therefore important to have easy access to valid patient data to evaluate and follow-up nursing care. The aim of the study was to vali...

    Authors: Karolina Krakau, Helene Andersson, Åsa Franzén Dahlin, Louise Egberg, Eila Sterner and Maria Unbeck

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:58

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  7. Most people spend their last year of life at home, with many wishing to die there, but patients may need access to care after hours. Out-of-hours palliative care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams includ...

    Authors: Felicity Hasson, Sonja McIlfatrick, Sheila Payne, Paul Slater, Dori-Anne Finlay, Tracey McConnell and Anne Fee

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:55

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  8. The exponential spread of COVID-19 has caused a huge threat to public health worldwide. Providing care for patients with COVID-19 is a stressful experience for ICU nurses, which can affect their protective rea...

    Authors: Yaser Moradi, Rahim Baghaei, keyvan Hosseingholipour and Farzin Mollazadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:45

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  9. Worldwide, rather few studies have examined the association between burnout and care quality using objectively measured quality indicators, with most of the studies have relied on perceived quality outcomes. T...

    Authors: Sameh Eltaybani, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Ayako Ninomiya and Ayumi Igarashi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:34

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  10. Integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) into the daily practice of healthcare professionals has the potential to improve the practice environment as well as patient outcomes. It is essential for nurses to bu...

    Authors: Nesrin N. Abu-Baker, Salwa AbuAlrub, Rana F. Obeidat and Kholoud Assmairan

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:13

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  11. Thriving has emerged as a contemporary and health-promoting concept for older people living in nursing homes; however, there has been limited research to explore how nursing home staff identify thriving in the...

    Authors: Rebecca Baxter, Per-Olof Sandman, Sabine Björk, Anders Sköldunger and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:8

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  12. Enteral nutrition (EN) therapy is widely used in clinical practice to provide artificial nutrition to patients, while the incidence of adverse events are relatively highly. In the clinical setting, the occurre...

    Authors: Ping Feng, Hui-Li Yang, Lan Xu, Omorogieva Ojo, Xiao-Yan Lu, Hai-Ying Zhang and Xiao-Hua Wang

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:6

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  13. Extensive research describes how nurses experience their work environment. The conditions are described as stressful and dissatisfying with nurses intending to leave their workplace. Knowledge about the person...

    Authors: Håkan Nunstedt, Monica Eriksson, Ayman Obeid, Lisbeth Hillström, Anh Truong and Sandra Pennbrant

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:125

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2021 20:25

  14. This study aimed to describe registered nurses’ (RNs) experiences of providing respiratory care in relation to hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP), specifically among patients with acute stroke being cared for a...

    Authors: Gunilla Borglin, Miia Eriksson, Madeleine Rosén and Malin Axelsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:124

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  15. Oral hygiene is an integral part of general health of a person. Nurses qualified about oral care can play an important role in improving the quality of oral health in hospitalized patients. This study investig...

    Authors: Seyed Hosein Tabatabaei, Fatemeh Owlia, Fatemeh Ayatollahi, Fahimeh Rashidi Maybodi, Hakimeh Ahadian, Fatemeh Azizian and Khadijeh Nasiriani

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:120

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  16. COVID-19 is a new disease affecting and killing a large number of people across the world every day. One way to improve health care for these patients is to recognize their needs. Nurses, as a large population...

    Authors: Nasrin Galehdar, Tahereh Toulabi, Aziz Kamran and Heshmatolah Heydari

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:119

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  17. Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved for primary HIV prevention by the Federal Drug Administration in 2012, PrEP utilization has been suboptimal. A body of literature and programs has emerged ...

    Authors: Chen Zhang, Warton Mitchell, Ying Xue, Natalie LeBlanc and Yu Liu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:117

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  18. Agitation among patients is a common and distressing behaviour across a variety of health care settings, particularly inpatient mental health. Unless recognised early and effectively managed it can lead to agg...

    Authors: Joshua Tucker, Lisa Whitehead, Peter Palamara, Josephine Xenia Rosman and Karla Seaman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:106

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  19. The nursing process was initially adopted from the general system theory, and was developed and implemented in the field of education. There is a demand to implement the nursing process in practical care in ev...

    Authors: Zerihun Adraro and Daniel Mengistu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:105

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  20. Confident Body, Confident Child (CBCC) is an innovative, evidence-based program providing parenting strategies to promote healthy eating, physical activity and body satisfaction in children aged 2–6 years. Thi...

    Authors: Lyza N. Norton, Laura M. Hart, Francoise E. Butel and Shelley Roberts

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:103

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  21. Pharmacological methods are widely used for postoperative pain management however, poorly controlled pain continues to pose a significant challenge. Non pharmacological methods could contribute to the unresolv...

    Authors: Betiel Yihdego Kidanemariam, Traudl Elsholz, Laban L. Simel, Eyasu H. Tesfamariam and Yonatan Mehari Andemeskel

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:100

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  22. Worldwide, studies show a relationship between nurses’ health and some work environment factors; however, data on nurses’ health and self-perceived workload and nursing task allocation are lacking, particularl...

    Authors: Martine Elbejjani, Mary Abed Al Ahad, Michael Simon, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Nuhad Dumit, Huda Abu-Saad Huijer and Suzanne R. Dhaini

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:95

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  23. Scientific knowledge and theory constitute part of the nurse’s competence and evidence-based nursing practice. To obtain and maintain these skills, nurses require access to research utilization. The aim of the...

    Authors: Aud Moe and Ingela Enmarker

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:86

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  24. Sleep disturbances are common in people with dementia. In nursing homes, this is frequently associated with residents’ challenging behavior and potentially with nurses’ burden. This study examined nurses’ burd...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Martin N. Dichter, Diana Trutschel and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:83

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  25. Globally, the burden of tuberculosis or human immunodeficiency virus (TB/HIV) is at 24% and this alarming rate compelled the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the African region as a critical workforc...

    Authors: Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Rachel Tsakani Lebese and Sonto Maria Maputle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:77

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  26. Foot care knowledge and practices among nurses and care workers in the community greatly impact foot health maintenance and prevention of foot-related problems among older people. This study aimed to explore a...

    Authors: Kashiko Fujii, Takuyuki Komoda, Atsuko Maekawa and Mariko Nishikawa

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:75

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  27. Professional competence and continuous professional development is essential for ensuring high quality and safe nursing care, and it might be important for motivating nurses to stay in the profession. Thus, th...

    Authors: Renée Allvin, Birgitta Bisholt, Karin Blomberg, Carina Bååth and Sigrid Wangensteen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:74

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  28. The shortened length of hospital stays (LOS) requires efficient and patient-participatory perioperative nursing approaches to enable early and safe discharge from hospitals for patients undergoing total hip ar...

    Authors: Maria Pulkkinen, Irma Jousela, Janne Engblom, Sanna Salanterä and Kristiina Junttila

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:73

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  29. Delirium is an acute disturbance characterized by fluctuating symptoms related to attention, awareness and recognition. Especially for elderly patients, delirium is frequently associated with high hospital cos...

    Authors: Manuela Bergjan, Max Zilezinski, Torsten Schwalbach, Christiana Franke, Hebun Erdur, Heinrich Jakob Audebert and Armin Hauß

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:72

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  30. The management of prediabetes in the community setting is a global priority. We evaluated the feasibility of a 6-month multilevel practice nurse-led prediabetes dietary intervention which involved goal setting...

    Authors: Lisa Whitehead, Courtney C. Glass, Sally L. Abel, Kiri Sharp and Kirsten J. Coppell

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:67

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  31. Telephone nursing in primary healthcare has been suggested as a solution to the increased demand for easy access to healthcare, increased number of patients with complex problems, and lack of general practitio...

    Authors: Elenor Kaminsky, Ingrid Edvardsson Aurin, Katarina Hedin, Lisbet Andersson and Malin André

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:65

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  32. Effective and routine mouth care is necessary for hospitalized patients as it helps to maintain the health of oral cavity and overall health. However, oral care is often overlooked and not prioritized in daily...

    Authors: Zewdi Amanuel Dagnew, Isayas Afewerki Abraham, Ghirmay Ghebreigziabher Beraki, Eyasu Habte Tesfamariam, Sibyl Mittler and Yobiel Zemhret Tesfamichael

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:63

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  33. Studies have highlighted deficiencies in the information given by nurses to surgical patients. Studies also show that the role of the nurse in connection with the discharge of patients after surgery is unclear...

    Authors: Kyriakos Theodoridis, Adina Noghi and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:59

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  34. To explore registered nurses’ (RNs’) experiences of practising person-centred care (PCC) by telephone with people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or chronic heart failure.

    Authors: Eva Boström, Lilas Ali, Andreas Fors, Inger Ekman and Annette Erichsen Andersson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:54

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  35. Pressure ulcer is largely avoidable, but its prevalence rate increased more than 80% in a 13 years study. Nurses have a great position to advance best practices towards the prevention of pressure ulcers. There...

    Authors: Ezedin Molla Muhammed, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Yemataw Zewdu Temachu and Tarkie Abebe Walle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:51

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  36. Carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) experience a variety of personal and social consequences, despite the asymptomatic nature of carriage. Some of these consequences are inherent to the...

    Authors: Lotte van Heuvel, Renske Eilers, Sabiena G. Feenstra, Manon R. Haverkate and Aura Timen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:50

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  37. The hospitalization of children requires collaboration between parents and nurses in partnerships. This study examines parents’ and nurses’ experiences of ideal collaboration in treatment-centered and home-lik...

    Authors: Hildegunn Sundal and Solfrid Vatne

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:48

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  38. Intermittent claudication (IC) is a classic symptom of peripheral arterial disease, and strongly associated with coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Treatment of IC and secondary prevention of ...

    Authors: Sara Haile, Anneli Linné, Unn-Britt Johansson and Eva Joelsson-Alm

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. The current state of evidence regarding measures that assess evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) competence attributes (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes/beliefs, behaviours) among nurses is unknown. Thi...

    Authors: Emily Belita, Janet E. Squires, Jennifer Yost, Rebecca Ganann, Trish Burnett and Maureen Dobbins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:44

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  40. Moral courage is one of the fundamental values of nursing profession and a powerful method of coping with ethical problems. Psychological empowerment is a suitable method of enabling individuals to coping ment...

    Authors: Zahra Khoshmehr, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Khadijeh Nasiriani and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:43

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  41. Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take ...

    Authors: Susan Hupkens, Marleen Goumans, Peter Derkx and Anja Machielse

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:41

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  42. Patient undergoing surgery may be afraid and concerned about the diagnosis, the treatment, the procedure, the postoperative care, and the surgical recovery. Good communication between staff and patients can mi...

    Authors: Renata da Silva Schulz, Rosimere Ferreira Santana, Carla Targino Bruno dos Santos, Thiago Batista Faleiro, Dayana Medeiros do Amaral Passarelles, Ana Beatriz Serra Hercules and Thalita Gomes do Carmo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:38

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  43. In the perioperative dialogue, pre-, intra- and postoperatively, the patient shares their history. In the dialogue, the nurse anesthetist (NA) gets to witness the patient’s experiences and can alleviate the pa...

    Authors: Anna Abelsson and Annette Nygårdh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:37

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  44. Addressing eating difficulties among older individuals with dementia living in nursing homes requires evidence-based interventions. However, to date, there is limited evidence of effective interventions design...

    Authors: Alvisa Palese, Valentina Bressan, Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:32

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  45. Work-related exposures to needle stick and sharps accidents are essential reason of infections with blood borne pathogens amongst health care employees and can cause extensive fitness consequences and psycholo...

    Authors: Solomon Assen, Mamo Wubshet, Manay Kifle, Tewelde Wubayehu and Berihu Gidey Aregawi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:31

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