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Oral hydration in older adults: greater awareness is needed in preventing, recognizing, and treating dehydration.
  • J. Mentes
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of nursing
  • 1 June 2006
Maintaining adequate fluid balance is an essential component of health at every stage of life. Age-related changes make older adults more vulnerable to shifts in water balance that can result inExpand
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Violence Against Women: The Phenomenon of Workplace Violence Against Nurses
Registered nurses have been the recipients of an alarming increase in workplace violence (WPV). Emergency and psychiatric nurses have been found to be the most vulnerable and yet few solid reportingExpand
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Barriers and Facilitators in Nursing Home Intervention Research
Conducting intervention research in nursing home (NH) settings is particularly challenging because of the advanced age and frailty of the participants and the characteristics of the setting itself.Expand
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Reducing Hydration-Linked Events in Nursing Home Residents
The authors used a quasi-experimental treatment and control group design with 49 participants from four nursing homes to test the effectiveness of an 8-week hydration intervention in reducingExpand
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A typology of oral hydration problems exhibited by frail nursing home residents.
  • J. Mentes
  • Medicine
  • Journal of gerontological nursing
  • 2006
Dehydration remains a substantial problem for nursing home residents, often with poor health outcomes. The purpose of this investigation was to establish 6-month prevalence of dehydration events inExpand
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The pain experience of cognitively impaired nursing home residents: perceptions of family members and certified nursing assistants.
Pain in cognitively impaired nursing home (NH) elders is difficult to detect. We report the results of the qualitative interview portion of a larger study that characterized the pain experience ofExpand
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Use of a Urine Color Chart to Monitor Hydration Status in Nursing Home Residents
To determine whether urine color, as measured by a color chart, might be a valid indicator of hydration status in frail nursing home residents, this study tested the associations between urine colorExpand
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Using Facebook and participant information clips to recruit emergency nurses for research.
AIM To examine the use of social networking sites in recruiting research participants. BACKGROUND Workplace violence is an important issue for staff and patients. One workplace that reports theExpand
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Acute confusion indicators: risk factors and prevalence using MDS data.
Long-term care (LTC) Minimum Data Set (MDS) data from a Midwestern state were analyzed to validate whether components of a conceptual model developed from findings in acute care identified acuteExpand
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Human patient simulation: state of the science in prelicensure nursing education.
Nurse educators strive to engage students in an active learning process. Human patient simulation (HPS) may provide an interactive learning experience for nursing students. However, the currentExpand
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