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First-time mothers: social support, maternal parental self-efficacy and postnatal depression.
The findings suggest that nurses and midwives need to be cognisant of the importance of social support for first-time mothers in both enhancing maternal parental self-efficacy and reducing postnatal depressive symptomatology in the early postpartum period.
Help-seeking behaviour: a concept analysis.
The Walker and Avant method of concept analysis was used to guide the analysis and help-seeking behaviour was shown to be a complex decision-making process instigated by a problem that challenges personal abilities.
Rate of psychiatric illness 1 year after traumatic brain injury.
A history of psychiatric illness, an unfavorable global outcome according to the Glasgow Outcome Scale, a lower score on the Mini-Mental State examination, and fewer years of formal education seemed to be important risk factors in the development of a psychiatric illness.
Concept Analysis of Spirituality: An Evolutionary Approach.
This concept analysis adds some clarification by proposing a definition of spirituality that is underpinned by both conceptual and empirical research, and could guide future nursing research on spirituality.
First-time mothers - identifying their needs, perceptions and experiences.
Key themes relating to birth and hospitalization, support, motherhood and psychological issues, including maternal depression, loneliness, living in homes with limited space and difficulty in letting go of baby care to return to school or work were reported.
Lifestyle Changes Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Patients Perspectives
  • C. Condon, G. McCarthy
  • Medicine, Psychology
    European journal of cardiovascular nursing…
  • 1 March 2006
Intention to 'leave' or 'stay' in nursing.
Investigating the impact of focussed interventions in relation to job satisfaction and kinship responsibilities may be key retention strategies for nurse managers finds that intention to leave has serious implications for workforce planning.
Women's help seeking behaviour for self discovered breast cancer symptoms.