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Introduction: There exist several barriers to maternal health service utilization in developing countries. Most of the previous studies conducted in India have focused on demand-side barriers, while only a few have touched upon supply-side barriers. None of the...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2362v1
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Purpose The present study aimed to verify the reliability and validity of the Assessment of Positive Occupation 15 (APO-15) in elderly individuals with physical disabilities in health science. Methods The study sample comprised 761 elderly individuals with physical...

["Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2219v1
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Objectives: This study was conducted to determine the frequency, predisposing factors and impact of urinary incontinence (UI)during pregnancyon quality of life (QOL). Materials and Method: A preliminary cross-sectional survey was carried out among pregnant women...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1898v1
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Partners of Australian combat veterans are at an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems. For a comparative analysis of mental health of partners of veterans with that of their non-military counterparts, the study sample comprised female partners...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1876v2
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Background Despite of advances in research, at the moment, various points related to the physiology of gestation and the etiology of severe diseases that can be developed in the course of it remain unknown. One of those aspects is the behavior of biomarkers (triglycerides,...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Nutrition","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1878v1
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Background For patients in health institutions urinary tract infections often have significant negative health consequences. Indwelling urinary catheters and inappropriate practice related to this is a strong risk factor for urinary tract infections. Thus, a national...

["Geriatrics","Infectious Diseases","Nursing","Urology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1820v2
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Purpose: To verify the reliability and validity of the Assessment of Positive Occupation 15 (APO-15) in individuals with mental disabilities living in communities or admitted in hospitals. Methods: A sample of 408 individuals with mental disabilities completed...

["Epidemiology","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1722v1
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Background: As a profession, Nursing has its own code of ethics and codes of conduct which establish personal and professional behavior expected on Nursing professionals and students to be competent in their practice, learning and development. The Nursing and Midwifery...

["Nursing","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1325v1
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The statistics from the National Health Service in the United Kingdom show that despite the current advice to breastfeed an infant exclusively for the first six months of life, less than 1% of mothers are actually doing this. Therefore, it is important it understand...

["Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1166v2
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Background: Since 2004, the World Alliance for Patient Safety brings proposing hand hygiene as the key measure of its international strategy in the fight against healthcare-associated infections. In Spain the Safe Hands Distinction of the Patient Safety Observatory...

["Nursing","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1290v1
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Purpose: This study identified the effect of occupational dysfunction on psychological factors of stress response, burnout syndrome, and depression in healthcare workers.Method: Three cross sectional studies were conducted to assess the following relations: 1)...

["Epidemiology","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1206v1
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Introduction: Frequent presenters (FPs) to the Emergency Department (ED) have been studied heavily in international literature. Many studies suggest that maintaining services for this cohort of patients is wasteful and detracts from the needs of nonfrequent presenters....

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1000v2
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Background. Studies have shown that nursing students have challenges in translating and applying their theoretical knowledge in a clinical context. Virtual patients (VPs) have been proposed as an adequate learning and assessment activity to improve clinical reasoning....

["Nursing","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1172v1
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The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Norwegian Kidscreen-27 questionnaire, a measure of generic health-related quality of life, in 10 year-old children. The Kidscreen-27 consists of five domains and was validated in a sample...

["Nursing","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1134v1
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Background. Knowledge about mixed-methods perspectives that examine anxiety, depression, social support, mental health and the phenomenon of suffering among cognitively intact NH residents is scarce. We aimed to explore suffering and mental health among cognitively...

["Geriatrics","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.943v1
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