Anna-Maija K Pietilä

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BACKGROUND Breastfeeding attitudes are known to influence infant feeding but little information exists on the prenatal breastfeeding attitudes of parents. The purpose of this study was to describe Finnish parents' prenatal breastfeeding attitudes and their relationships with demographic characteristics. METHODS The electronic Breastfeeding Knowledge,(More)
AIM AND OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to describe the content of patient education as portrayed and evaluated by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. BACKGROUND Rheumatology nurses have an important role in educating and supporting RA patients. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the RA patients' own perspective of patient education. DESIGN(More)
In this systematic literature review, we analyzed and synthesized the literature on one specialized advance practice nursing role in three countries for the purpose of describing and comparing these roles, as well as discussing whether an international consensus of the advance practice nursing definition is possible. A systematic search on CINAHL and PubMed(More)
STUDY BACKGROUND Nonpharmacological methods are stated to be effective in alleviating children's postoperative pain when used as an adjuvant to analgesics. However, little is known about how these methods are used by parents at home. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study was to describe parents' use of nonpharmacological methods at home in(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective in this study was to investigate the effects of gestational diabetes (GDM) on women's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after delivery. This study investigates the differences between a GDM group and a control group. STUDY DESIGN Using random sampling, 100 women who had had GDM were selected from a birth register. Glucose(More)
Family caregivers provide the majority of home care of people with Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we discuss family caregivers' life orientation and changes in life orientation during the first year after the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Family caregivers' unstructured diaries (n = 83), of the first six months after diagnosis (years 2002-2004),(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe breastfeeding knowledge of childbearing parents as well as to discover the demographic variables related to it, and evaluate the use of a web-based survey. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The electronic Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitude and Confidence scale was developed, and the data were collected at eight(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to describe parental guidance provided by Chinese nurses regarding non-pharmacological methods in children's surgical pain relief as well as factors related to this. BACKGROUND Parental involvement in children's pain management has been acknowledged and encouraged in recent years. However, parents' lack of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper was to describe the areas that have been performed well and the areas in need of further development of rheumatoid arthritis patients. BACKGROUND Nurses' self-evaluation and peer review are important methods for ascertaining the changes and success in the development of nursing practice. To date, there has been(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe children's (aged 8-12 yr) experiences with postsurgical pain relieving methods, and their suggestions to nurses and parents concerning the implementation of pain relief measures in the hospital. The data were collected by interviewing children (N = 52) who were inpatients on a pediatric surgical ward in the(More)