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Internet health information is rated highly by users and is used to compensate for gaps in health information provided by health professionals. Greater understanding of health issues and changes to personal health management has been reported as a consequence of Internet use. However, there are significant disparities in the access and use of Internet(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The research aim was to explore women's perceptions of living with endometriosis, its effects on their lives and the strategies used to manage their disease. BACKGROUND Symptomatic endometriosis significantly affects women's quality of life. Characteristically the condition causes severe pain and has a negative impact on the ability to(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to explore family caregivers' experiences of in-hospital respite care for people with dementia and the factors that influenced their perceptions of the service. BACKGROUND The provision of respite care is based on the assumption that temporary relief from caregiving will relieve caregiver stress and may possibly extend the(More)
Endometriosis is a debilitating chronic disease that can affect many aspects of everyday life owing to symptoms such as pain and fatigue. This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the impact of symptomatic endometriosis on women's social and working life. The study used a feminist approach. Eighteen women were interviewed and a thematic approach(More)
Since the late 1980s, it has been increasingly recognized that the experiences of people with dementia have been omitted from research in the area of dementia and memory loss. More recently, it has been accepted that people with dementia have insight into their condition and, therefore, the ability to contribute to research. A qualitative research project(More)
AIM The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a web-based longitudinal research project, The Nurses and Midwives e-cohort Study. BACKGROUND The Internet has only recently been used for health research. However, web-based methodologies are increasingly discussed as significant and inevitable developments in research as Internet access and use(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to identify the extent of postgraduate nursing students' information literacy skills in relation to electronic media and health information and barriers to accessing this information. BACKGROUND The Internet is a key source of information for a significant group of patients. However, there is evidence of quality(More)
This study traces shifts in health professional representations of people with dementia. The concepts of subaltern, personhood and citizenship are used to draw attention to issues around visibility, voice and inclusion. Professional discourses and practices draw upon, and are shaped by historical and contemporary representations. Until recently, people with(More)
Online information is a critical resource for evidence-based practice and patient education. This study aimed to establish New Zealand nurses' access and evaluation of online health information in the primary care context using a postal questionnaire survey; there were 630 respondents from a random sample of 931 nurses. The majority of respondents were(More)
Recovery of morphological characteristics was compared in the femoral nerves of sheep at varying times up to 10 months after nerve repair. Groups of sheep receiving coaxially aligned freeze-thawed skeletal muscle autografts were compared with those receiving three-strand cable grafts made from autogenous cutaneous nerve. At all times after implantation more(More)