Barbara J Lewthwaite

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INTRODUCTION Researchers evaluated the impact of a new algorithm for postoperative catheter removal with women who underwent surgery for stress incontinence. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to improve the postoperative process by developing practice guidelines for urinary drainage after surgery for urinary stress incontinence in a female population. METHOD(More)
Vaginal pessaries have been shown to be a safe, effective treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, and in some cases, female urinary incontinence. There are limited data that predict long-term pessary use; therefore, the aim of this retrospective, exploratory study was to describe selected characteristics of women using a pessary for 12 months or longer in a(More)
For hospital executives and clinicians to improve pain management, organizations must examine the current pain experience of in-patients beyond simply measuring patient satisfaction. The aim of this study was to quantify the prevalence of pain among adult in-patients and the degree of interference pain had on daily activities. A descriptive, cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Pain management is a key component of patient satisfaction and well-being in acute care settings. Nurses spend more time with patients than any other members of the health care team and play a major role in pain management. METHODS This descriptive study in an urban tertiary care hospital explored the knowledge and attitudes of registered(More)
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