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  1. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) constitute one of the main occupational hazards among health care workers. However, few epidemiological studies on work related MSD among nursing professionals have been carried...

    Authors: Ian G Munabi, William Buwembo, David L Kitara, Joseph Ochieng and Erisa S Mwaka

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:7

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Sick leave due to neck pain (NP-SL) is costly and negatively impacts the productivity of the nursing and midwifery workforce. Identification of modifiable risk indicators is necessary to inform preventive effo...

    Authors: Philip J Schluter, Anna P Dawson and Catherine Turner

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:5

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Falls are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in older people and the risk of falling is exacerbated by mental health conditions. Existing reviews have focused on people with dementia and cognitive impa...

    Authors: Frances Bunn, Angela Dickinson, Charles Simpson, Venkat Narayanan, Deborah Humphrey, Caroline Griffiths, Wendy Martin and Christina Victor

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:4

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In Spain, family is the main source of care for dependent people. Numerous studies suggest that providing informal (unpaid) care during a prolonged period of time results in a morbidity-generating burden. Care...

    Authors: Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Esperanza Escortell-Mayor, Isabel del-Cura-González, Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, Pilar Gallego-Berciano, Gonzalo de las Casas-Cámara, Sonia Soto-Díaz, Petra García-Sanz, Natalie Harris-de-la-Vega, María Martín-Martín, Lorena Domínguez-Pérez, Araceli Rivera-Álvarez, Juan Antonio Sarrión-Bravo, Concepción Pérez-de-Hita, Marisol de-Frías-Redondo, Carmen Ferrer-Arnedo…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. In Switzerland, nurses are allowed to prescribe and administer morphine in emergency situations without a doctor. Still, nurses and other health professionals are often reluctant to prescribe and administer mo...

    Authors: Maria Ferreira, Henk Verloo, Cédric Mabire, Margarida Maria S Vieira and Pedro Marques-Vidal

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Preterm-born children are at increased risk of adverse developmental outcomes, and their parents may experience increased stress levels. The Mother–Infant Transaction Program (MITP) is an early intervention th...

    Authors: Nina M Kynø, Ingrid Helen Ravn, Rolf Lindemann, Nina Aarhus Smeby, Anne Mari Torgersen and Tonje Gundersen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:28

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Overweight and obesity in preschool children have increased worldwide in the past two to three decades. Child Health Centers provide a key setting for monitoring growth in preschool children and preventing chi...

    Authors: Susann Regber, Staffan Mårild and Jan Johansson Hanse

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:27

    Content type: Research article

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  8. As soon as Diagnosis related Groups (DRG) were introduced in many hospital financing systems, most nursing research revealed that DRG were not very homogeneous with regard to nursing care. However, few studies...

    Authors: Magali Pirson, Caroline Delo, Lionel Di Pierdomenico, Nancy Laport, Veronique Biloque and Pol Leclercq

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:26

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although there is a sizeable body of evidence regarding the nature of hostile behaviours among clinicians in the nursing workplace, what is less clear is the nature of the relationship between these behaviours...

    Authors: Marie Hutchinson and Debra Jackson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:25

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Research evidence supports the positive impact on resident outcomes of nurse practitioners (NPs) working in long term care (LTC) homes. There are few studies that report the perceptions of residents and family...

    Authors: Jenny Ploeg, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney, Ruth Martin-Misener, Faith Donald, Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, Nancy Carter, Esther Sangster-Gormley, Lori Schindel Martin, Kevin Brazil and Alan Taniguchi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:24

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Heart valve disease is becoming a public health problem due to increasing life expectancy and new treatment methods. Patients are at risk of developing depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder aft...

    Authors: Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Birthe D Pedersen, Katrine Haase and Kirstine Lærum Sibilitz

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:23

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Studies point to the lack of psychosocial support and rehabilitation services that are adjusted to the work-aged stroke survivors’ specific needs in order to promote psychosocial well-being. The aim of the stu...

    Authors: Randi Martinsen, Marit Kirkevold, Berit Arnesveen Bronken and Kari Kvigne

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:22

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Diabetes is a major health issue for individuals and for health services. There is a considerable literature on the management of diabetes and also on communication in primary care consultations. However, few ...

    Authors: Lindsay Macdonald, Maria Stubbe, Rachel Tester, Sue Vernall, Tony Dowell, Kevin Dew, Tim Kenealy, Nicolette Sheridan, Barbara Docherty, Lesley Gray and Debbie Raphael

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:20

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Patients with pressure ulcers (PUs) report that pain is their most distressing symptom, but there are few PU pain prevalence studies. We sought to estimate the prevalence of unattributed pressure area related ...

    Authors: Michelle Briggs, Michelle Collinson, Lyn Wilson, Carly Rivers, Elizabeth McGinnis, Carol Dealey, Julia Brown, Susanne Coleman, Nikki Stubbs, Rebecca Stevenson, E Andrea Nelson and Jane Nixon

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:19

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Patients having coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) often depend on their partners for assistance before and after surgery. Whilst patients’ physical and mental health usually improves after surgery little ...

    Authors: Patricia Thomson, Catherine A Niven, David F Peck and Jennifer Eaves

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:16

    Content type: Research article

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  16. During the last 25 years, cultural diversity has increased substantially with global migration. In more recent years this has become highly evident in the south of Spain with its steadily increasing Moroccan p...

    Authors: Fernando J Plaza del Pino, Encarnación Soriano and Gina MA Higginbottom

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:14

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Clinical scholarship has been conceptualised and theorised in the nursing literature for over 30 years but no research has captured nurses’ clinicians’ views on how it differs or is the same as clinical expert...

    Authors: Judy Mannix, Lesley Wilkes and Debra Jackson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:12

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Those working with elderly care recipients require a good working knowledge of depression and appropriate help giving responses. While it is important for age-care staff to recognize depression in care recipie...

    Authors: Joanna Atkins, Sharon L Naismith, Georgina M Luscombe and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:10

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Despite the critical role of nursing care in determining high-performing healthcare delivery, performance science in this area is still at an early stage of development and nursing’s contribution most often re...

    Authors: Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D’Amour, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Francine Girard and Isabelle Brault

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:7

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To improve the quality of health care in remote parts of Pakistan, a research project was initiated in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan using information and communication technology to improve patie...

    Authors: Saleema Gulzar, Shariq Khoja and Afroz Sajwani

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:6

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Caring for a person with dementia can be physically and emotionally demanding, with many long-term care facility staff experiencing increased levels of stress and burnout. Massage has been shown to be one way ...

    Authors: Wendy Moyle, Marie Cooke, Siobhan T O’Dwyer, Jenny Murfield, Amy Johnston and Billy Sung

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:5

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Chronic wounds are managed almost entirely by community nurses. Almost all individuals with leg ulcers report acute pain usually related to dressing change. Little is known about pain after healing. The purpos...

    Authors: Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof, Wilma M Hopman, Meg E Carley, Janet L Kuhnke and Margaret B Harrison

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:3

    Content type: Research article

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  23. At the time of this study (2009) the role of the nurse practitioner was new to the province of British Columbia. The provincial government gave the responsibility for implementing the role to health authoritie...

    Authors: Esther Sangster-Gormley, Ruth Martin-Misener and Fred Burge

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2013 12:1

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Despite the strong influence of culture on family involvement in disease management, few studies have examined how immigrant families care for persons with mental illness. The purpose of this study was to exam...

    Authors: Mijung Park

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:28

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Nursing education necessitates vigilance for clinical safety, a daunting challenge given the complex interchanges between students, patients and educators. As active learners, students offer a subjective under...

    Authors: Laura A Killam, Phyllis Montgomery, June M Raymond, Sharolyn Mossey, Katherine E Timmermans and Janet Binette

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:26

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Patients are at risk of developing pressure injuries in the peri-operative setting. Studies evaluating the impact of educational interventions on peri-operative nurses’ knowledge and reported practice are scar...

    Authors: Sally Sutherland-Fraser, Elizabeth McInnes, Elizabeth Maher and Sandy Middleton

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:25

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Day surgery holds advantages for both the patient and the health care organization. However, recovery beyond the first postoperative week and following different types of surgery has not been explored to any g...

    Authors: Katarina Berg, Karin Kjellgren, Mitra Unosson and Kristofer Årestedt

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:24

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The role of Australian general practice nurses (PNs) has developed exponentially since the introduction of service based funding in 2005. In particular, their role has expanded to include cervical screening an...

    Authors: Jane Mills, Jennifer Chamberlain-Salaun, Leane Christie, Margot Kingston, Elise Gorman and Caroline Harvey

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:23

    Content type: Research article

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  29. To clarify the current state of communication between clinical nursing educators and nursing faculty members and the perceived difficulties encountered while teaching nursing students in clinical training in J...

    Authors: Maki Taniyama, Ichiro Kai and Miyako Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:21

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Spirituality is a subjective and multi-dimensional concept. The ambiguity in its meaning can create barriers in its application in both education and medicine. The present study aimed to explore the Iranian ca...

    Authors: Mozhgan Rahnama, Masoud Fallahi Khoshknab, Sadat Seyed Bagher Maddah and Fazlollah Ahmadi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:19

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To describe a funded proposal for the development of an on-line evidence based educational program for the management of deteriorating patients.

    Authors: Simon Cooper, Alison Beauchamp, Fiona Bogossian, Tracey Bucknall, Robyn Cant, Brett DeVries, Ruth Endacott, Helen Forbes, Robyn Hill, Leigh Kinsman, Victoria J Kain, Lisa McKenna, Jo Porter, Nicole Phillips and Susan Young

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:18

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Even though the use of perioperative checklists have resulted in significant reduction in postoperative mortality and morbidity, as well as improvements of important information communication, the utilization ...

    Authors: Hilde Valen Wæhle, Arvid Steinar Haugen, Eirik Søfteland and Esther Hjälmhult

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:16

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Few studies have explored the experiences of low income mothers participating in nurse home visiting programs. Our study explores and describes mothers' experiences participating in the Nurse-Family Partnershi...

    Authors: Christine Kurtz Landy, Susan M Jack, Olive Wahoush, Debbie Sheehan and Harriet L MacMillan

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2012 11:15

    Content type: Research article

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