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OBJECTIVES The study aims at exploring the feelings and the experience of fathers about their wife/partner's delivery. BACKGROUND During the last decades birth attendance by fathers is a common phenomenon across many countries. Fathers' birth attendance may evoke both positive and negative feelings. METHODOLOGY The study was conducted in a city of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine nurses' use of nonpharmacological methods for school-age children's postoperative pain relief. DESIGN AND METHODS A survey was conducted in 2008 with a convenience sample of 134 registered nurses from 7 pediatric wards in Singapore. RESULTS Nurses who were younger, had less education, lower designation,(More)
To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese Mandarin version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS-CM) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in mainland China. Measurement performance of the MOS-SSS-CM was tested on a convenience sample of 200 Chinese patients with CHD in a University-affiliated hospital in Xi’an,(More)
AIM This paper reports a study describing Chinese nurses' use of non-pharmacological methods for relieving 6- to 12-year-old children's postoperative pain and factors related to this. BACKGROUND Non-pharmacological methods are stated to be effective in relieving children's postoperative pain when used independently or in conjunction with medication.(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)
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 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)
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)
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)