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BACKGROUND Pain is a common and major problem among nursing home residents. The prevalence of pain in elderly nursing home people is 40-80%, showing that they are at great risk of experiencing pain. Since assessment of pain is an important step towards the treatment of pain, there is a need for manageable, valid and reliable tools to assess pain in elderly(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of small-scale living facilities in dementia care on residents, family caregivers, and staff. DESIGN This was a quasi-experimental study including 2 types of institutional nursing care: small-scale living facilities (experimental group), and regular psychogeriatric nursing home wards (control(More)
BACKGROUND Neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit are exposed to a high number of painful procedures. Since repeated and sustained pain can have consequences for the neurological and behaviour-oriented development of the newborn, the greatest attention needs to be paid to systematic pain management in neonatology. Non-pharmacological treatment methods(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on pain and pain prevalence in older people with dementia are limited compared to those on cognitively intact older people. Pain prevalence rates in older people with dementia are estimated to be between 28% and 83%. AIMS This study aimed to explore pain prevalence in nursing home residents with dementia using observational scale(More)
BACKGROUND Neonates who require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are subjected to many invasive painful procedures. AIMS Assessment of pain in preterm and term neonates with or without ventilation on continuous positive airway pressure using the Bernese Pain-Scale for Neonates (BPSN). The validity and the reliability of the BPSN was(More)
This article reports on a study that examines the influence of task-related factors on nurses' pain assessments and decision regarding interventions. In an experimental design pediatric nurses (n = 202), were exposed to different cases, each case being a combination of a vignette and a videotape. For every case subjects were asked to assess the child's pain(More)
This study explores the experiences and needs of relatives of hospitalized stroke patients. In semi-structured interviews, 17 relatives of stroke patients were asked about their experiences during the hospitalization period. The interviews were analysed by thematic content analysis. The findings indicate that the experiences of the relatives change during(More)
BACKGROUND Nursing home care for people with dementia is increasingly organized in small-scale and homelike care settings, in which normal daily life is emphasized. Despite this increase, relatively little is known about residents' characteristics and whether these differ from residents in traditional nursing homes. This study explored and compared(More)
AIMS To determine not only prevalence rates of urinary incontinence (UI) in nursing home residents but also factors influencing these prevalence rates, and to provide an overview of risk factors associated with UI in this group. METHODS A systematic review was performed using multiple databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and the Cochrane(More)