Vida Shafipour

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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)
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)
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 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)
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 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)
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