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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)
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)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to describe nurses' evaluations of factors that are hindering implementation of child-focused family nursing (CF-FN) into adult psychiatric practice. In addition, it explains the nurses' evaluations of the hindering factors related to the hospital organizational structure, the individual nurse, nursing and(More)
The aims of this study are to describe Chinese parents' perceptions of informational and emotional support received from nurses and their recommendations for improvement in the management of their child's postoperative pain. Data were collected using a questionnaire survey completed by 206 parents of 6- to 12-year-old child hospitalized in 12 wards in five(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve an early intervention (EI) triggered by the Adolescents' Substance Use Measurement (ADSUME) as a method to prevent substance abuse among adolescents. We assessed how ADSUME and EI work in practice and how EI could be improved. DESIGN AND SAMPLE School health nurses (n=10) tested ADSUME and EI on 14- to 18-year-old adolescents (n=228).(More)
The purpose of this study was to: (i) describe the methods that are used in the identification and management of postoperative pain in children aged 1-7 years after minor outpatient surgery at home; (ii) to identify parents' perceptions regarding children's pain and pain medication; and (iii) to examine parents' perceptions of discharge advice. Family(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)
AIMS To evaluate the effects of music listening on pain intensity and pain distress on the first and second postoperative days in abdominal surgery patients and the long-term effects of music on the third postoperative day. BACKGROUND Music has been found to relieve pain intensity in surgery patients. There are only a few studies on music intervention in(More)
AIM This study aimed to describe the knowledge and skills of nurses in managing pain during colonoscopy procedures. BACKGROUND Colonoscopy is a procedure to diagnose diseases of the intestine, and patients consider it even painful. However, few studies have described patients' pain management during the colonoscopy procedure. DESIGN A quantitative(More)
This study aimed to test the efficacy of imagery and relaxation in hospitalized children's postoperative pain relief. Sixty children aged 8-12 years who had undergone appendectomy or upper/lower limb surgery and had been randomly assigned to the experimental group (n(1) = 30) listened to an imagery trip CD, whereas those in the control group (n(2) = 30)(More)