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Impact of a novel nurse-led prechemotherapy education intervention (ChemoEd) on patient distress, symptom burden, and treatment-related information and support needs: results from a randomised,
BACKGROUND High levels of distress and need for self-care information by patients commencing chemotherapy suggest that current prechemotherapy education is suboptimal. We conducted a randomised,Expand
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Stressors, Appraisal of Stressors, Experienced Stress and Cardiac Response: A Real-Time, Real-Life Investigation of Work Stress in Nurses
BackgroundStress in health care professionals may reflect both the work and appraisal of work and impacts on the individuals, their patients, colleagues and managers.PurposeThe purpose of the presentExpand
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Do oncologists discuss expensive anti-cancer drugs with their patients?
BACKGROUND In Australia, some anti-cancer drugs are only available at significant financial cost to patients. We sought the views and practices of Australian medical oncologists regarding discussionExpand
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Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: a systematic review and narrative synthesis
Background The study objective was to investigate and synthesize available evidence relating to the psychological health of Emergency Dispatch Centre (EDC) operatives, and to identify key stressorsExpand
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Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on management of pain in older people.
Pain in older people is not only under-recognised, but is also under-treated. Many professional bodies have documented that pain in this rapidly growing population is poorly controlled [1–7]. ThisExpand
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Relationship Between Low Bone Mineral Density and Fractures With Incident Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
An increasing evidence base suggests that low bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). We conducted a systematic review and meta‐analysis summarizingExpand
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The epidemiology of back pain and its relationship with depression, psychosis, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and stress sensitivity: Data from 43 low- and middle-income countries.
BACKGROUND Back pain (BP) is a leading cause of global disability. However, population-based studies investigating its impact on mental health outcomes are lacking, particularly among low- andExpand
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Association Between Gait Speed With Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.
OBJECTIVES Slow gait speed may be associated with premature mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer, although a comprehensive meta-analysis is lacking. In this systematic review andExpand
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Low vitamin D levels increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Low serum levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) (hypovitaminosis D) is common in older adults and associated with several negative outcomes. The association between hypovitaminosis D and diabetes inExpand
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