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Adherence to lifestyle recommendations for prevention of cardiovascular disease remains a critical issue. We examined the association of anxiety and depression with healthy behaviors in a large population of subjects at risk of cardiovascular disease. We studied 1612 consecutive subjects referred for evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors. Separated(More)
This article is based on a discourse analysis of the complete nursing records of 45 patients, and concerns the modes of rationality that mediated text-based accounts relating to patient care that nurses recorded. The analysis draws on the work of the critical theorist, Jurgen Habermas, who conceptualised rationality in the context of modernity according to(More)
OBJECTIVE Dementia has a multifactorial etiology, but the importance of individual health and lifestyle related risk factors is often uncertain or based on few studies. The goal of this paper is to identify the major modifiable risk factors for dementia as a first step in developing an effective preventive strategy and promoting healthy late life cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence and type of autoimmune liver disease in adult and juvenile patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a large UK cohort. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of patients attending the adult and juvenile lupus clinics at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, respectively,(More)
AIM This paper reports a study analysing the various functions of nurses' documentation of patient assessments. BACKGROUND Modes of documentation have received much attention in the nursing press since the integration of the nursing process and nursing models. Previous research has shown that current documentation practices do not consistently promote(More)
  • Kate Irving
  • 2004
The use of restraints in contemporary healthcare represents an ethical problem to nurses and nursing. This paper describes a point prevalence study undertaken to examine the patterns of restraint use in an Australian teaching hospital. The objectives were: to clearly define restraint; establish its prevalence; the reasons for its use; and, to describe(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome results from a complex interaction between lifestyle and genetic factors. Among this population, adhesion to healthy recommendations is a cornerstone of cardiovascular disease prevention. We examined the association between depression and multiple unhealthy behaviours in hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome. (More)
The preceding papers have outlined the issues of under-recognition of delirium, aspects of assessment to improve this situation and presented an alternative discursive construction of delirious patients. With respect to the understandings from the first two papers, the authors intend to suggest a direction for future practice and research in the area of(More)
Delirium is a prevalent condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. Studies investigating delirium date back centuries but the subject has received increased attention in the last two decades. This recent attention focuses on, risk factors, early recognition, consequences and management of delirium. The aim of this paper was to provide an(More)
(2012) 'Case study in SenseCam use as an intervention technology for early-stage dementia', Int. Abstract: Dementia is a growing concern with an estimated 41,740 in Ireland and 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide. In the absence of a medical cure for dementia, pervasive technologies are emerging to support people with dementia. Among such(More)