Davina J Gosnell

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Pressure sore prevention is the desired goal to maintain skin integrity. It is a challenging nursing responsibility. The process of pressure sore prevention requires skilled nursing assessment of the integumentary system and knowledge of risk factors, as well as an ongoing evaluation plan to monitor incidence and the efficacy of nursing care. Pressure sore(More)
In Zambia, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) has greatly increased in the last 10 years. This article describes Zambia and highlights the country's use of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as a framework to guide TB treatment programmes. An overview of TB in Zambia is provided. Data related to TB cases at the county's main referral hospital,(More)
Given the longevity achievable with the current treatment for people living with HIV, quality of life (QOL) has emerged as a significant health outcome measure. The purpose of this study was to test the QOL factor structure in a Zambian sample using the World Health Organization Quality of Life-HIV (WHOQOL-HIV) instrument. A cross-sectional 2 × 2 factorial(More)
This study examined the effects of support group participation on bereaved individuals' levels of perceived support and stress. Using a single group pretest/posttest design, data were collected from a convenience sample of 21 grieving individuals who participated in 10 weekly support group sessions. Perceived stress decreased significantly (P less than(More)