Vida Shafipour

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BACKGROUND An appropriate and effective nurse-patient communication is of the most important aspect of caring. The formation and continuation of such a relationship depends on various factors such as the conditions and context of communication and a mutual understanding between the two. A review of the literature shows that little research is carried out on(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between quality of life with stress in the haemodialysis patients. This descriptive correlation study was done on 100 haemodialysis patients selected by consent method from Imam Khomeini and Fatemeh Zahra Hospitals in Sari/Iran from March 2008 to February 2009. Data were collected in questionnaire(More)
Aims: open heart surgery is a stressful experience for the patients and their family. Patients from admission time to discharge experience different levels of anxiety and in order to cope with that they use some strategies. This study had been done with the aim of identification of the experiences of open heart surgery patients from admission to discharge.(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disorders and depression, accompanied by reduced quality of life and increased mortality are the most common psychological problems in dialysis patients. This study was conducted with the aim to investigate depression and sleep quality and their association with some demographic and clinical factors in hemodialysis patients. METHOD This(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia is one of the most common nosocomial infections which increase mortality rate and length stay of hospitalisation. Oral care would not only improve patient's oral health and well-being, but it can also reduce the incidence rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to(More)
This descriptive correlational study was aimed at determining the relationship of hemodialysis shift with sleep quality and depression in 310 hemodialysis patients. Demographic and Clinical Questionnaires, the Pittsburgh sleep quality index, and Beck's Depression Inventory were used to ascertain the aforementioned relationship. Among the patients, 59.6%(More)
INTRODUCTION A pressure ulcer is a serious safety issue in healthcare systems. The patient's rate of infection with an ulcer, especially a postoperative ulcer, is critical, as it is dictated by factors such as being in a fixed position during surgery, the type of anesthesia used, the duration of surgery, and patient-related factors. The present study was(More)
Background and Purpose: Stress has adverse effects on the quality of sleep and professional life in nurses engaged in intensive care units (ICUs). This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the qualities of work life and sleep in nurses employed in the ICUs of Mazandaran province in Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-correlational(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that family members of patients in intensive care units experience high levels of anxiety. Contradictions in the results of the studies conducted regarding the effect of training on the anxiety level of such families, emphasize the necessity of employing other research methods to eliminate these ambiguities. OBJECTIVE This(More)
BACKGROUND Moral distress and ethical climate are important issues in the workplace that appear to affect people's quality of work life. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine the relationship of moral distress and ethical climate to job satisfaction in critical care nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS This descriptive-correlation study was(More)
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