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The process of revising the Belgian Nursing Minimum Dataset (B-NMDS) started in 2000 and entailed four major phases. The first phase (June-October 2002) involved the development of a conceptual framework based on a literature review and secondary data analysis. The Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) was selected as a framework for the revision of(More)
This study had a dual purpose: to develop measures of change in functioning among the elderly, and to identify the characteristics of groups of homebound elderly whose functioning is significantly improved with video-telephone nursing care. As part of the evaluation of a home telecare program in Belgium, data from all 71 elders who received home telecare(More)
As most elderly people prefer home care to residential care, the nursing profession must change its current practice. New models of care are necessary. Information and communications technologies, such as video-telephony (i.e. any form of face-to-face video-communication), allow elderly people to maintain their autonomy by strengthening their emotional,(More)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by incapacitating fatigue in combination with a number of minor criteria, including unrefreshing sleep without further specifications, in the absence of psychiatric and internal disease. As little data exist on subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness, these parameters were assessed in a large sample of(More)
The Belgium Nursing Minimum Data Set (BNMDS) started nationally in 1988. It has to be updated to reflect the current evolution of health care. This document describes the framework and methodology for this updating project. The main preoccupation of the research project is to update the existing instrument while avoiding an overload of additional items. A(More)
This paper describes the process of revising the Belgian Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). The study started in 2000. Implementation is planned from 2006. The project is divided in 4 major phases. The first phase (June-October 2002) implied the development of the conceptual framework based on literature review and secondary data-analysis. The Nursing(More)
This study describes the frequency of and indications used for total feeding assistance and tube feeding in a national representative sample of Belgian hospital patients (n = 421 314). Data from the 1990 national minimum nursing data registration was used. Orem's self-care model was used to describe and categorize types of nursing care and related(More)
Health-care providers, insurance agencies, ministries, clinicians etc. are installing Information and Communication Technology to monitor patients, patient care and pharmaceutical drug-prescribing patterns. The ever-growing databases create opportunities for better knowledge about the health-care system and, eventually, more effective management. Yet, these(More)