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Patient satisfaction with nursing care in the context of health care: a literature study.
To evaluate and improve the quality of care provided, it is of vital importance to investigate the quality of care in the context of health care. Patient satisfaction is a significant indicator ofExpand
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Stressful memories and psychological distress in adult mechanically ventilated intensive care patients – a 2‐month follow‐up study
Aim:  To investigate patients’ psychological distress in relation to memory and stressful experiences in the intensive care unit (ICU), and to identify early predictors for the development of highExpand
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Living with heart failure: depression and quality of life in patients and spouses.
BACKGROUND Although spouses are a key support for patients with heart failure, and help them remain in the community, no one has studied patient-spouse pairs to determine the nature of theirExpand
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Gender differences in health habits and in motivation for a healthy lifestyle among Swedish university students.
The aim of the present study was to investigate gender differences in students' health habits and motivation for a healthy lifestyle. The sample of students comprised a probability systematicExpand
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Nurse-led heart failure clinics improve survival and self-care behaviour in patients with heart failure: results from a prospective, randomised trial.
AIM The aim of this trial was to prospectively evaluate the effect of follow-up at a nurse-led heart failure clinic on mortality, morbidity and self-care behaviour for patients hospitalised due toExpand
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Sleep Difficulties, Daytime Sleepiness, and Health‐related Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
Background:Normal sleep changes with age in duration, fragmentation, and depth. The prevalence of insomnia is high in the elderly general population. In patients with chronic heart failure (HF)Expand
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Depression and health‐related quality of life in elderly patients suffering from heart failure and their spouses: a comparative study
Little is known about the factors that influence the health outcome of elderly patients suffering from heart failure or the health of their spouses. The aim of this comparative study was to determineExpand
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Female patients with congestive heart failure: how they conceive their life situation.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a significant health problem for women, particularly elderly women. The risk factors for heart failure appear to be different in women than in men, with hypertensionExpand
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Of vigilance and invisibility--being a patient in technologically intense environments.
Equipment and procedures developed during the past several decades have made the modern intensive care unit (ICU) the hospital's most technologically advanced environment. In terms of patient care,Expand
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Computer-based education for patients with chronic heart failure. A randomised, controlled, multicentre trial of the effects on knowledge, compliance and quality of life.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of a single-session, interactive computer-based educational program on knowledge, compliance and quality of life in heart failure patients with special emphasis onExpand
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