Simona Facco

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To study the association between history of mild to severe epistaxis with different stages of hypertension and with other evidence of target organ damage in a sample of patients attending an outpatient hypertension clinic, controlling for potential confounding factors. STUDY DESIGN A survey of adult patients with hypertension. (More)
Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) is a rare congenital disorder and was first described in 1970. The main clinical features of the syndrome include convulsions beginning in infancy, mental retardation, and unilateral cutaneous and ophthalmologic lesions with ipsilateral cerebral manifestations. A 14-year-old caucasian boy with ECCL associated with(More)
AIM The aim of the study is to measure 3rd year students' ability on decision making before and after the internship, where different educational strategies were experienced evaluating self perceived clients satisfaction. METHODS This is a quasi-experimental pre-post intervention study 14 students of the 3rd year was asked to elaborate six clinical cases,(More)
INTRODUCTION There are very few studies that investigate the capacity for empathy in nursing population. The aim of this study is to analyze the capacity for empathy of nurses serving in the surgical area in relation to gender, age, education and length of service. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study is descriptive-observational, on a sample of 60 nurses. The(More)
BACKGROUND Although communication and counseling skills are essential for nursing profession, specific educational program are not so widespread. AIM Evaluation of the improvement of Counseling skills as a result of a specific training. METHODS A multi-center pilot study with pre-post test design with a convenience sample of 65 students was carried out.(More)
INTRODUCTION The Service of Health Professions of this facility (TO2 of Turin) aimed during the 2010 to devise/develop a new evaluation tool for the new employees , trying to fit them with the profiles set up the previous year. METHODS The conceptual model of reference for the construction of working drafts of the grids was inspired by the special insert(More)
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