Journal Article / nursing / research / stroke / stroke rehabilitation / Systematic Review

Nursing practice in stroke rehabilitation

The aim of this systematic review was “To identify and synthesise the available research evidence in order to generate an explanatory framework for nursing practice in stroke rehabilitation.” Read the full abstract here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12334/abstract Continue reading

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Evidence based practice resource for Occupational Therapists

“OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of thousands of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. It is designed to help occupational therapists use research evidence about occupational therapy interventions to inform their practice by quickly locating it.” Search the dtabase at: http://www.otseeker.com/Search/AdvancedSearch.aspx Continue reading

acupuncture / Case Study / elderly / evidence based practice / Evidence Summary / GPs / hayfever / HPV / immunisation / loneliness / Newsletter / NSAIDs / pregnancy / research / restless legs syndrome

Eyes on Evidence September 2013

This month’s Eyes on Evidence includes the following. Effects of human papillomavirus vaccination Drug treatments for restless legs syndrome  Effects of loneliness and social isolation on mortality in older people Thromboembolism during pregnancy after in vitro fertilisation  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: new information and warnings about cardiovascular risk Acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis  Case study from … Continue reading

district nurses / home care / Journal Article / nursing / patient satisfaction / research / surveys

Patient satisfaction in home health care

A review of the literature, published in Journal of Clinical Nursing, looking at the reliability and validity of measurments of patient satisfaction in home care. It concludes that measurement frameworks are still in development stages. View the abstract at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04211.x/abstract Continue reading

costs / elderly / falls / occupational therapists / research / Research / social care

Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay

“One in three people aged over 65, and half of those aged over 80, fall at least once a year. Falls cost the NHS more than £2 billion per year. With the number of people aged 65 and over predicted to increase by 2 million by 2021, these costs are set to rise further.”   … Continue reading