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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex and rapidly progressing illness with few long-term treatment options to prolong life and improve quality of life. The complexity of the disease predisposes patients to a multitude of symptoms that have an effect on their biopsychosocial...
Purpose: To describe symptoms experienced by pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients and the impact these symptoms have had on their lives. Method: Qualitative descriptive methodology was chosen incorporating semistructured interviews to investigate the symptom experience of ten patients...
Background: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder cause by inadequate iron metabolism. However, no studies have identified the impact of iron in RLS patients on sleep, depression, fatigue, or quality of life (QoL). Objective: The aims of this secondary data analysis was to determine...
The aim of this review was to examine health literature on the reliability and validity of the Waterlow pressure sore assessment scale. A systematic review of published studies relating to the topic was conducted and literature was examined for its relevancy to the topic under investigation....
This cross-sectional, descriptive study examined factors influencing healthy eating of Korean Americans in a convenience sample of 517 Korean adults in a Midwestern city. Participants completed a self-administered survey written in either English or Korean as their preferences, which measured...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of patient education on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and abnormal Pap smears for women scheduled for colposcopy and their compliance to treatment recommendations. A convenience sample of 60 women was included in the study. The...
Oral care is recognized as an essential component of care for critically ill patients and nursing documentation provides evidence of this process. This study examined the practice and frequency of oral care among mechanically ventilated and nonventilated patients. A retrospective record review...
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