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A History of the Evolution of Nursing Research in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta from 1980 to 1998Download
The purpose of this study was to trace the historical evolution of nursing research at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta between 1980 and 1998. The questions that guided this study were: What were the trends in nursing research, specifically what type of questions were studied and...
Background and Purpose. In this paper, we present a protocol for advanced psychometric assessments of surveys based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. We use the Alberta Context Tool (ACT) as an exemplar survey to which this protocol can be applied. Methods. Data mapping,...
Background Nausea and vomiting is a problem for children after neurosurgery and those requiring posterior fossa procedures appear to have a high incidence. This clinical observation has not been quantified nor have risk factors unique to this group of children been elucidated. Methods A six year...
Health promotion is the process of enabling persons, families, neighbourhoods, communities, sectors, and societies to take action around the development and implementation of health determinants.The goal is to put health determinants in the control of individuals through programming that enhances...
In contrast to overall declining smoking rates, the high rates among persons with mental illness remain unchanged. They consume 44% of purchased cigarettes and are heavier, more addicted smokers. Smoking is the most salient risk factor for their premature death, estimated at 25 years. Chemicals...
Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge of Disordered Sleep, Sleep Assessment Tools, and Nonpharmacological Sleep Interventions for Persons Living with Dementia: A National Survey.Download
Alarge proportion of personswith dementiawill also experience disordered sleep. Disordered sleep in dementia is a common reason for institutionalization and affects cognition, fall risk, agitation, self-care ability, and overall health and quality of life.This report presents findings of a survey...
The purpose of this study was to compare the cost of a day spent in an intensive care unit and a day spent on a general nursing unit. A descriptive design was used, based on patient level data, to examine and compare unit costs per day for each of the ICU and non-ICU portions of a patient’s...
International research capacity-building programs for nurses to study the drug phenomenon in Latin America: Challenges and perspectivesDownload
The First International Research Capacity-Building Program for Nurses to Study the Drug Phenomenon in the Americas is a result of a partnership between the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Faculty of Nursing in the...