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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. 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

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There is a shortage of registered nurses in the European Union (EU), and job dissatisfaction and perceived high work–family conflict have been identified as causes of nursing staff turnover. Reducing work hour...

    Authors: Kristina Gyllensten, Gunnar Andersson and Helena Muller

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:16

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In the healthcare sector, we often come across the burnout syndrome. It is an occupational syndrome which causes, physical and emotional exhaustion. More information is needed on the dangers of burnout and how...

    Authors: Eleni Lahana, Konstantina Papadopoulou, Olga Roumeliotou, Andreas Tsounis, Pavlos Sarafis and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:15

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Increases in ageing, chronic illness and complex co-morbidities in the Australian population are adding pressure to the primary care nursing workforce. Initiatives to attract and retain nurses are needed to es...

    Authors: Christina Aggar, Jacqueline Bloomfield, Tamsin H. Thomas and Christopher J. Gordon

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:14

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Shortages and maldistribution of nurses remain significant problems in many countries. Having appropriate intervention strategies to retain nurses in underserved areas, where they are most needed, are crucial ...

    Authors: Nareerut Pudpong, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Bipin Batra, Jianlin Hou, Lan T. H. Vu and Paul Dipika

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:13

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Antibiotic overuse causes antibiotic resistance, one of the most important threats to human health. Older adults, particularly those in nursing homes, often receive antibiotics when they are not indicated.

    Authors: Christine E. Kistler, Anna Beeber, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Kimberly Ward, Megan Meade, Brittany Ross and Philip D. Sloane

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:12

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Not much is known about emergency care delivered in patients’ homes or other out-of-hospital settings. This study aims to describe out-of-hospital emergency staff’s experiences of encountering and counseling p...

    Authors: Eija Paavilainen, Riitta Mikkola, Mari Salminen-Tuomaala and Päivi Leikkola

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:11

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Guidelines on urinary incontinence recommend that absorbent products are only used as a coping strategy pending definitive treatment, as an adjunct to ongoing therapy, or for long-term management after all tre...

    Authors: Aaltje P. D. Jansen, Maaike E. Muntinga, Judith E. Bosmans, Bary Berghmans, Janny Dekker, Jacqueline Hugtenburgh, Giel Nijpels, Paul van Houten, Miranda G. H. Laurant and Huub C. H. van der Vaart

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:10

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it’s necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provok...

    Authors: Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman and Ingalill Koinberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Despite the fact that public and private nursing schools have contributed significantly to the Thai health system, it is not clear whether and to what extent there was difference in job preferences between typ...

    Authors: Krisada Sawaengdee, Nareerut Pudpong, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Weerasak Putthasri, Mylene Lagarde and Duane Blaauw

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:8

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Delirium is a common clinical problem with acute and fluctuating onset. Early notification of its symptoms can lead to earlier detection and management of this state. Valid and reliable instruments are require...

    Authors: Satu Poikajärvi, Sanna Salanterä, Jouko Katajisto and Kristiina Junttila

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:7

    Content type: Research article

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  40. High levels of work-related stress, burnout, job dissatisfaction, and poor health are common within the nursing profession. A comprehensive understanding of nurses’ psychosocial work environment is necessary t...

    Authors: Peter Van Bogaert, Lieve Peremans, Danny Van Heusden, Martijn Verspuy, Veronika Kureckova, Zoë Van de Cruys and Erik Franck

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:5

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Older patients in hospital may be unable to maintain hydration by drinking, leading to intravenous fluid replacement, complications and a longer length of stay. We undertook a systematic review to describe cli...

    Authors: Lloyd L. Oates and Christopher I. Price

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:4

    Content type: Research article

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