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The aims of this study are to describe Chinese parents' perceptions of informational and emotional support received from nurses and their recommendations for improvement in the management of their child's postoperative pain. Data were collected using a questionnaire survey completed by 206 parents of 6- to 12-year-old child hospitalized in 12 wards in five(More)
BACKGROUND Limited studies have examined the predictors of HRQoL among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This study helped to ascertain the predictors of HRQoL from the pool of influencing factors identified by previous studies. AIM This study investigated the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and its(More)
Parental participation in paediatric postoperative care is common in China. However, the knowledge is limited on what methods parents use to relieve their children's postoperative pain in hospital. The purpose of this study was to describe what nonpharmacological methods parents use to relieve their children's postoperative pain and factors related to this.(More)
AIM This study aimed to explore and identify the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and perceived social support among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in mainland China. METHODS A descriptive correlational study was conducted with a convenience sample of 200 Chinese patients with CHD recruited from the cardiac(More)
Tools to measure the quality of life of Chinese myocardial infarction (MI) patients in mainland China are small in numbers. For this study, 210 Chinese patients with MI were recruited to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese Mandarin version of the MacNew Heart Disease questionnaire. Thirty-five participants managed to complete the retest after(More)
AIMS To test the impact of stress on psychological and physical health, and examine the mediating effects of coping on the stress-health relationships among nursing students. BACKGROUND Stress is associated with various physical and psychological symptoms in nursing students. Numerous studies examined the relationships among stress, coping and health;(More)
This study implemented pain education for Chinese nurses using a pre-post test design and compared their use of nonpharmacological methods in children's postoperative pain management. Results show that nurses' use of most of these methods for pain relief increased significantly, which helped to improve the quality of care for children. This study enriches(More)
OBJECTIVES to explore first-time fathers' experiences and needs during their wives' pregnancy and childbirth in Singapore. DESIGN AND SETTING a descriptive qualitative was conducted. Participants were recruited from two obstetric wards in a tertiary hospital in Singapore from November to December 2012. Semi-structured, face-to-face interviews were used to(More)
AIMS To examine the relationship between perioperative anxiety and postoperative pain in children and adolescents undergoing elective surgical procedures and the differences in children's perioperative anxiety and postoperative pain among subgroups of demographics. BACKGROUND While anxiety and pain are regarded as two common problems experienced by(More)
AIM To examine the effectiveness of a four-week home-based self-management rehabilitation programme on health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression levels, cardiac risks and unplanned visits to the health services among community-dwelling patients with myocardial infarction. METHODS A randomised controlled trial with repeated measurements was(More)