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The aim of this study was to describe Iranian registered nurses' experience of nursing, and to discuss some of the sociocultural viewpoints that are relevant for such experience. Data were collected by asking 75 registered nurses (RNs) to write statements about their nursing experience. Written descriptions were analyzed by an interpretative(More)
OBJECTIVES The main purpose was to assess associations between HBM variables and participation in cervical cancer screening programs in a sample of Iranian women. METHODS A total of 333 married women of childbearing age were recruited with cluster sampling. The study was conducted from spring 2002 to spring 2003 and a self-report questionnaire and(More)
AIM AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for falls in older people living in nursing homes. BACKGROUND Impaired cognitive function and a poor sense of orientation could lead to an increase in falls among those with impaired freedom of movement. Many accidents occur while an older person is walking or being moved. METHOD The(More)
AIM To identify the core components of cultural competence from a Swedish perspective. Background. The cultural diversity of Swedish society raises challenges for nursing practice. Nurses need to be culturally competent, i.e. demonstrate the effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice safely and effectively in a multicultural(More)
Nursing in Iran has progressed from the apprenticeship style of nurse training to the higher education sector, with the baccalaureate degree required for registered nurses. Despite these many changes since the Islamic Revolution, nursing is still striving for acceptance and recognition as a profession. This article describes how nursing is conceptualized(More)
AIM To describe the perceptions held by Iranian registered nurses (IRNs) concerning their night shift work experiences. BACKGROUND Due to the nature of nursing work and the need for 24-h coverage every day, the majority of nurses work night shifts in their professional practice. Evidence from several studies indicates that night working is a challenge for(More)
BACKGROUND Communication is a fundamental component of cross-cultural care encounters. Nurses experience communication difficulties in situations where they do not speak the same language as their patients. Communication difficulties are a major obstacle for immigrant patients and can lead to insufficient information and poor quality nursing care in(More)
The study aimed to assess associations between Health Belief Model variables, stages of change, and participation in mammography for early detection of breast cancer in a sample of Iranian women. A total of 414 women, aged 40 to 73 years, were recruited by random sampling. The study took place in the winter of 2007, using a self-report questionnaire and(More)