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The "Appraisal of Self-care Agency" scale (the ASA scale) is designed to measure self-care agency in accordance with Orem's self-care deficit theory of nursing. The aim of this study was to obtain a reliable Swedish version of the ASA scale by measuring the internal consistency. ASA-A for self-appraisal and ASA-B for appraisal of another were tested with a(More)
Carbamazepine (CAS 298-46-4), an iminostilbene derivative and a structural congener of the tricyclic antidepressant drugs, has been used in the treatment of epileptic seizures since 1963. The bioavailability/bioequivalence of a carbamazepine sustained release formulation (Timonil retard) was compared with a reference formulation in an open 2-period(More)
In this replication study pain assessment and patient perception by nurses was studied in relation to patient characteristics and nurse characteristics. Nurses were randomly assigned to one of 24 descriptions of a hypothetical patient of constant age and unspecified sex. The 24 descriptions varied by duration of pain, presence of a physical pathology,(More)
AIM To investigate nurses' attitudes toward pain treatment with opioids in a Belgian university hospital. METHOD A cross-sectional, descriptive study design was used. The randomised sample included 350 nurses working in the University Hospital Leuven, Belgium. Non-response was 10.9%. Nurses' attitudes were explored by a structured questionnaire. The score(More)
Nurses are the largest professional group in health care. Nurses' smoking is not only important to their personal health, but also to the public's health. Analysis of smoking prevalences found among nurses in 21 countries in the period 1959-1988 shows that considerable numbers of both female and male nurses are smokers. More often than not there are found(More)
Immunoglobulin values were determined in carefully selected healthy, normal children of different gestational and chronological ages. Criteria for "normality" were eutrophy (length, weight, head circumference) and absence of obvious malformation, infection or other disease. Immunoglobulin concentrations were measured in radial immunodiffusion, calibrated by(More)
The study was conducted to investigate the pharmacokinetics and relative bioavailability of clindamycin after administration of two oral clindamycin HCl formulations. A new tablet preparation containing 600 mg clindamycin (Clinda-saar 600, test) was compared to a marketed capsule containing 300 mg clindamycin (Sobelin 300, reference). Both preparations(More)