Caterina Galletti

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Hope, long considered an essential element for life, has been shown to be important among cancer patients in coping, perceived control over the illness, and psychologic adjustment to the illness. The purpose of this study was (a) to describe the level of hope in Italian cancer patients; (b) to compare the levels of hope during and after hospitalization; (c)(More)
The process nurses adopt to solve the patients' problems is known as "Problem Solving" in the literature. Problem Solving Abilities include Diagnostic Reasoning, Prognostic Judgment and Decision Making. Nursing students apply the Problem Solving to the Nursing Process that is the mental and operative approach that nurses use to plan the nursing care. The(More)
Our society requires health professionals of increasingly competence, able to modulate their skills according to the needs and the requirements of the context. This survey (cross - sectional) has as primary aim to collect information on employment status of individuals who have a Master degree in Nursing and Midwifery, and as secondary objective to describe(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a major public health problem because it is a risk factor for various chronic diseases and its incidence is constantly increasing due to changes in diet and lifestyle. In Italy, studies show that 32% of the population aged between 18 and 69 years is overweight and 10% is obese. The aim of this study was to measure the anthropometric(More)
Changes in the National Health Service (NHS), in nursing laws and education made necessary a first level Master to teach nurses managerial competences for coordinational functions. Nowadays nurse coordinator are important in health organization in order to transform individual knowledges of nurses in effective, efficient and appropriate care practice. The(More)
The aim of this study was to measure Quality of Life (QOL) before a pacemaker (PM) implantation and 1, 6 and 12 months later. Using a descriptive, comparative and correlative design a sample of 157 patients was studied who were divided in four groups: the group A (43 patients) who had to implant the PM; the group B (38 patients) who had the PM implanted 1(More)
AIM In international nursing literature compassion and compassionate care has acquired a considerable importance and it's considered to be a growing phenomenon. The approach to the application of compassionate care to patients is clearly not well-defined in Italian nursing. The aim of this study is to define what compassionate care is through the analysis(More)
AIM To examine the current state of empowerment of nurses in Italy. BACKGROUND Empowerment is a broad concept that is also relevant to the field of nursing practice. Its comprehension and use are important because empowerment allows nurses to take control of their own practice. A clear understanding of empowerment is necessary for nurses to take advantage(More)
The aim of the present study is to define the state of the art in nursing management training in Italy and to assess the effectiveness of training in a working context. The first phase of the IN.FOR.MA project consisted of creating a data collection tool, a questionnaire, based on paradigmatic pedagogic methodology. This was followed by a pilot study to(More)
Nursing research is a systematic and very important enquiry for improving clients' quality of life and effective and efficient nursing care. National and international literature state that all nurses should have knowledge and responsibilities in research which are different in relation to their educational level. The aim of the present study was to collect(More)