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Community nursing needs more silver surfers: a questionnaire survey of primary care nurses' use of information technology (BioMed Central Ltd, 2004-10-07)In the UK the health service is investing more than ever before in information technology (IT) and primary care nurses will have to work with computers. Information about patients will be almost exclusively held in electronic ...
Factors associated with psychotropic drug use among community-dwelling older persons: A review of empirical studies (BioMed Central Ltd, 2004-08-13)In the many descriptive studies on prescribed psychotropic drug use by community-dwelling older persons, several sociodemographic and other factors associated with drug use receive inconsistent support.
The factors facilitating and inhibiting effective clinical decision-making in nursing: a qualitative study (BioMed Central Ltd, 2004-04-06)Nurses' practice takes place in a context of ongoing advances in research and technology. The dynamic and uncertain nature of health care environment requires nurses to be competent decision-makers in order to respond to ...
(BioMed Central Ltd, 2004-02-03)South Africa is currently focusing strongly on human resource development. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the quality of nursing service and care in three health districts in the KwaZulu Natal Province. ...
The impact of frequent injections for hematopoietic growth factor support on patients receiving chemotherapy: an observational study (BioMed Central Ltd, 2003-09-19)Quality of life may be affected by daily injections of supportive hematopoietic growth factor medication, which is frequently required by patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. The objective of the study was to ...
Reexamining age, race, site, and thermometer type as variables affecting temperature measurement in adults – A comparison study (BioMed Central Ltd, 2003-06-15)Background: As a result of the recent international vigilance regarding disease assessment, accurate measurement of body temperature has become increasingly important. Yet, trusted low-tech, portable mercury glass thermometers ...
Feasibility of using quadriceps-strengthening exercise to improve pain and sleep in a severely demented elder with osteoarthritis – a case report (BioMed Central Ltd, 2002-10-02)Background. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, which is prevalent among older adults in nursing homes, causes significant pain and suffering, including disturbance of nocturnal sleep. One nonpharmacologic treatment option ...