Understandability and Actionability: Using the PEMAT to Benefit Health Literacy
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Vive La Resistance!: Resistant Starch Supports Blood Sugar and Weight Maintenance
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES Source Type: research

Comparison of Single and Combined Effects of Nature Sounds and Foot Sole Reflexology Massage on the Level of Consciousness in Traumatic Comatose Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Consciousness disturbances are the most common posttraumatic complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the single and combined effects of nature sounds and foot sole reflexology massage on level of consciousness in traumatic comatose patients. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in 2 teaching hospitals in an urban area of Iran. Samples were 120 traumatic comatose patients who were randomly assigned into control, nature sounds, foot reflexology massage, and nature sounds plus foot sole reflexology massage groups. Patients in all groups received routine care. Interventions were performed twi...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Reducing Delirium and Improving Patient Satisfaction With a Perioperative Mindfulness Intervention: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
Postoperative delirium (incidence estimated up to 82%) can be ameliorated with nonpharmacologic methods. Mindfulness has not yet been incorporated into these methods, although mindfulness has been demonstrated to help patients adapt to illness and hospitalization. To reduce postoperative delirium incidence and increase patient satisfaction, this study employs a program of thought exercises based on Langerian mindfulness. Preoperatively, cardiac surgical patients listened to a mindfulness or informational audio; mindfulness subjects were also guided by the principal investigator through mindfulness exercises. Postoperativel...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Dietary Supplement Use in Gastrointestinal Symptom Management and Effect on Hopelessness Levels in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This study was conducted to determine the dietary supplement (DS) use in gastrointestinal symptom management, and its effect on hopelessness levels in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The universe of this cross-sectional study consisted of 132 patients presenting at the polyclinic, while the sample consisted of 127 patients who meet the inclusion criteria to study. Data were collected using a patient identification form including sociodemographic characteristics and DS use, the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale, and the Beck Hopelessness Scale. The frequency of DS use in the last year among patients with I...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Inhaler Aromatherapy on Invasive Pain, Procedure Adherence, Vital Signs, and Saturation During Port Catheterization in Oncology Patients
The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of inhaler aromatherapy on invasive pain, procedure adherence, vital signs, and saturation during port catheter insertion among patients diagnosed with cancer. The study was conducted in a nonrandomized controlled trial. Sixty patients including 30 patients in the intervention group and 30 patients in the control group, who were subjected with the same local anesthetic protocol, were included in the study. Aromatic mixture prepared by diluting orange, chamomile, and lavender oil in 70 mL distilled water was inhaled by the intervention group during the procedure. The data of th...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Teaching Nurses From a Holistic Comfort Perspective
Nursing students in various degree programs experience an array of stressful and demanding circumstances. As such, nursing faculty have a unique opportunity to provide student-centered teaching from a holistic comfort perspective. Holistic comfort is a concept supported by evidence symbolizing more than just the relief of pain. It involves caring for the whole person. The majority of research surrounding holistic comfort has been focused on patients—but, what about students in nursing? In this article, the authors aim to explain and expand upon the role of teaching from a holistic comfort perspective. Holistic comfor...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Online Survey of Nurses' Personal and Professional Praying
This study explored how nurses' prayer beliefs and practices are associated with their offering to pray with patients. Participants (N = 423) completed an online survey. Those with higher prayer experience scores were 9% more likely to offer prayer to patients; those working in religious settings were 2.5 times more likely offer prayer to patients. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Blood Pressure and Dementia: Holistic Interventions
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Pediatric Oncology and Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review
Animal-assisted interventions are part of the therapeutic plan in pediatric oncology. This is the first systematic review to summarize the literature and provide insights for new clinical approaches, policy, best practices, and standards. The results underline the potentially beneficial role for pediatric patients, parents, caregivers, and medical staff. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Metastatic Breast Cancer as a Chronic Condition: Holistic Care Considerations
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Natural Health Strategies for Pain Care, Part 2: A Phytomedicine Compendium
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: HERBALS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Source Type: research

Benefits of a Home Treatment Program Using Guided Imagery Relaxation Based on Audio Recordings for People With Fibromyalgia
This study sought to determine the effectiveness of a home program of audio-recorded guided imagery relaxation on people with fibromyalgia. This experimental 8-week longitudinal trial design was undertaken with 60 people diagnosed with fibromyalgia who were randomly assigned to either a guided imagery intervention group or a control group. Pain at tender points, anxiety, self-efficacy, quality of sleep, quality of life, and the impact of the fibromyalgia were determined at baseline, at 4 weeks, and at 8 weeks. After the guided imagery intervention, we found significant differences regarding trait anxiety, sleep quality, an...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Pediatric Oncology and Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review
Animal-assisted interventions are part of the therapeutic plan in pediatric oncology. This is the first systematic review to summarize the literature and provide insights for new clinical approaches, policy, best practices, and standards. The results underline the potentially beneficial role for pediatric patients, parents, caregivers, and medical staff. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effect of Inhaled Lemon Essential Oil on Cognitive Test Anxiety Among Nursing Students
Nursing programs are stressful learning environments, and students are expected to maintain high academic performance to successfully graduate. Cognitive test anxiety has been minimally studied among nursing students, including how to successfully manage. The Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale (CTAS) was administered to 31 students before and after a high-stakes nursing examination. The intervention was inhaled lemon essential oil delivered via a personal nasal device. Neither the control nor the experimental group demonstrated a statistically significant change in the CTAS score from pretest to posttest (P = .19). More quantita...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nurses and Holistic Modalities: The History of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
This article supports that nursing professionals embrace acupuncture and alternative therapy as a great gift that inspire them to extend their already extraordinary healing power. An overview of the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the development and milestones of acupuncture and moxibustion in past dynasties is presented. In particular, the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in the last 20 years, as well as how social and economic conditions have impacted their expansion, is discussed. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nurses' Experience of Body Nursing Care: A Qualitative Study
This study used a descriptive phenomenological study based on Husserl's philosophical perspective. A purposive sample of 11 Italian registered nurses representing the highest level of nursing education, different clinical experience levels, and different clinical specialties were interviewed. Data were collected between July 2015 and September 2015. Open-ended interviews were analyzed using Giorgi's descriptive phenomenological method. Lincoln and Guba's strategies were used to ensure the trustworthiness of the data. In addition to the overarching theme, “Body care is the heart of nursing,” 4 major themes with ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Association Between Yoga Use, Physical Function, and Employment in Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study adds additional information to the growing body of literature about adults with RA who practice yoga. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Happiness and Positive Thinking Reconsidered
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Nursing Now: Unleashing the Power of the Triple Impact Report
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Natural Health Strategies for Pain Care, Part I: A Phytomedicine Compendium
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: HERBALS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Source Type: research

Knowledge and Opinion of Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Midwives Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Spain
The objective of this article is to present the results from a cross-sectional survey carried out to assess and compare knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of the obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives, regarding a set of complementary and alternative therapies in the area of the Corredor del Henares in Spain. The results show a high percentage of acceptance regarding complementary and alternative therapies in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and more than half of the Spanish professionals of reproductive health would like to learn more about these therapies. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Quitting Smoking in Mainland China: A New Role for Hospital-Based Nurses
This study aimed to identify factors to inform nurse-led smoking behavioral assessments and cessation interventions. Clinical data from new patients attending the family medicine outpatient department from a large tertiary hospital in a major Southern China city were collected between March and December 2015. Data including basic demographics, medical history, vaccination history, current medication, and information on lifestyle risk factors were collected by frontline nurses during nursing assessment on their initial visit. Chi-square and Student's t tests were used as univariate analysis and post hoc regression analysis ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Prevalence and Correlates of the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Adults Living in a Rural Area
There is growing interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) throughout the world; however, previous research performed in Turkey has not focused on CAM use in rural areas. The present study was aimed at determining CAM use among people aged 18 years or older living in Balikesir, a province in the western part of Turkey, and the correlates of CAM use. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Balikesir between January 2015 and April 2015. The sample group was reached with multistage cluster sampling method. The study included 410 people who agreed to participate. Data were collected with the quest...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Developing a Web-Based Smoking Cessation Program and Evaluating Its Effectiveness
This study, which is based on the Stages of Change Model, aimed to develop a Web-based smoking cessation program and to evaluate its effectiveness. An interventional study with 1 group was conducted with college students from Afyon Kocatepe University. First, the Web-Based Smoking Cessation Program was set up (www.sbp.aku.edu.tr). The sample in this study was composed of the 433 students who were site members. The appropriate stages of the program were then sent to members' e-mail addresses at monthly intervals over a period of 6 months. Second, the effectiveness of the program was evaluated at the baseline, the third, and...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study on Cancer Care Burden: Experiences of Iranian Family Caregivers
In conclusion, nurses need to provide individualized support and counseling that address the sources of burden. This highlights the benefit of training health care professionals to provide culturally sensitive support based on family caregivers' needs and circumstances. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Ubuntu—the Essence of Caring and Being: A Concept Analysis
What is the South-African concept of caring? In Africa, the principle of Ubuntu introduces the concept of belonging and caring. The purpose of this concept analysis was thus to analyze the concept of Ubuntu. The 8 steps of a concept analysis by Walker and Avant were used. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Elucidating the End-of-Life Experience of Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal motor neuron disease that occurs in 4 among 100 000 people in the United States. Individuals with ALS gradually lose their ability to control voluntary muscles, diminishing their ability to communicate. A comprehensive multidatabase search retrieved 31 qualitative research articles that addressed persons with end-of-life experiences with ALS. Inclusion/exclusion criteria were applied and a critical appraisal was applied for the final 8 included articles. First-person data extraction from the final articles represented emergence of 3 themes significant to persons with ALS: deci...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nurse Empowerment in the New Year
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Practice Methodology: Use the Correct Approach
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Burnout: A Multicenter Exploratory Clinical Trial With a Proprietary Extract of Rhodiola rosea in Patients With Burnout Syndrome
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: HERBALS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Source Type: research

The Effect of Lavender Oil Application via Inhalation Pathway on Hemodialysis Patients' Anxiety Level and Sleep Quality
Sleep and anxiety problems occur in hemodialysis (HD) patients due to physical symptoms, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial changes. To remove these sleep and anxiety problems, lavender oil inhalation is one of the nonpharmacological treatment options with less adverse effects than pharmacological methods. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of lavender oil application via inhalation pathway on HD patients' anxiety level and sleep quality. The study was conducted with 34 HD patients who have been on HD treatment at 2 dialysis centers. The patients of the intervention group (n = 17) were told to drip 2 dr...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Testing the Feasibility of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention With Underserved Adolescents at Risk for Depression
This study tested the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of a mindfulness-based intervention with at-risk adolescents from a predominantly Hispanic/Latino community. Seven adolescents (57% female, 85% Hispanic/Latino) completed the mindfulness-based intervention, demonstrating feasibility, and reported acceptability as well as sustained improvements in depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and self-esteem. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Brief Mindfulness Meditation With Night Nursing Unit Staff: A Qualitative Study
Nurses and nursing assistants working at night on an inpatient unit are under signicant stress. Because mindfulness reduces stress and enhances workplace life, this qualitative study explored night shift staff attitudes toward brief group mindfulness practice. For 8 months, 3 times a week, the staff was called together at the nursing station around midnight and led through 2 to 5 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation. Six months after these groups ended, perceptions of this experience were gathered from 5 nurses and 5 nursing assistants via interviews and open-ended questionnaires. Data were analyzed using inductive the...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Nurse's Intentional Presence as a Holistic Modality on Depression, Anxiety, and Stress of Cardiac Surgery Patients
This study determines the effect of intentional presence of a holistic nurse on anxiety, stress, and depression in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The study used a randomized clinical trial conducted on 80 patients referred to heart surgery department from March 2016 to June 2017, who were allocated to the control and intervention groups randomly. DASS 21 (Depression, Anxiety, Stress scale) questionnaire and a checklist to determine stressor resources were used to measure the variables. Four 30- to 45-minute sessions of nursing intentional presence were conducted for each patient individually in t...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effects of a Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Program on Activity Levels, Stress, Body Size, and Sleep in Sedentary Korean College Students
This study examined the effects of a physical activity and sedentary behavior program on physical activity, sedentary behavior, stress, body size, and sleep in 63 Korean college students. This study used a quasiexperimental approach with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The results showed that the program increased physical activity and step counts and reduced sedentary behavior, waist circumference, and stress levels. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Acupuncture, Its Place in Holistic Care: Granting Access to This Critical and Timely Exposition on the Art of This Modality
Traditional Chinese medicine remains a valuable portal into an alternative way of perceiving health and illness. In view of holistic health care, this article supports nursing professionals embracing the concept and the skill of acupuncture as a great gift to empower them to expand on their already remarkable capacity in the nursing profession. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Authentic Bully?
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

HIV Screening, Testing, and Preexposure Prophylaxis: Obligations of Holism
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Minding the Mind: Bioactives and Nutrients in Green Leafy Vegetables Slow Cognitive Decline
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Exploring Cultural Health Practices at a Midwestern University
This study investigated complementary health practices (CHPs) at a Midwestern state university to examine regional usage rates. Study results demonstrated a high use of CHPs as compared with national studies, supporting significance of incorporating CHPs in the nursing curriculum to ensure culturally competent and safe care for all populations. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Survey to Assess Interest in a Mindfulness Intervention at a Midwifery and Women's Health Clinic
We conducted a voluntary survey among ethnically and socioeconomically diverse women. About half of the respondents reported experiencing at least one health issue; over half were interested in attending a mindfulness class to reduce stress. Our study suggests interest in participating in a mindfulness intervention, primarily among those with more health issues. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Yoga for Teens With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Results From a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
This study reveals the need for developmentally sensitive yoga programs that increase accessibility of yoga for all patients. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Estimating Life Expectancy From Chinese Medicine Could Improve End-of-Life Care in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
Preparing for a good death is an important and meaningful concept in Chinese culture because people hope to know residual life to make effort for their unfinished business. However, the family of terminally ill patients with cancer may be annoyed and frustrated about unexpected bereavement if they have unresolved conflicts with the loved one, missing a chance for declaring love, untimely apologizing and saying goodbye. The study aimed to explore this difficult issue. The medical records of 121 deceased terminally ill patients with cancer at National Cheng Kung University Hospital between December 2010 and February 2012 wer...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Do-Not-Resuscitate in Iranian Muslim Families: A Conventional Content Analysis
This study is a conventional content analysis. Eighteen families who met the inclusion criteria participated in this study and were selected by purposive sampling. Data collection was done by a semistructured interview (each interview was 60-110 minutes). The data analysis was performed using content analysis. The data analysis introduced 4 main categories and 8 subcategories: (a) feeling duality (“sacrifice against selfishness,” and “logic against emotion”), (b) religious beliefs (“guilt” and “miracle”), (c) stigmatized (“purgatory talk” and “family rejecti...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Comfort Theory as a Theoretical Framework Applied to a Clinical Case of Hospital at Home
The comfort theory was applied in the development of a nursing process for the clinical case of an older adult with pneumonia treated under hospital at home. It was observed that the theory is easy to apply in the domiciliary context and that it allows the implementation of a holistic care plan. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

On Waiting Rooms
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

A Holistic Perspective of Nurses' Retirement From Paid Employment
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Curcuma longa (Theracumin®): A Bioavailable Form of Curcumin and Its Cognitive Benefits
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Predictors of Yangsaeng (Health Management) Among Korean Middle-Aged Adults
This study aimed to examine and identify the predictors of Yangsaeng (health management) among Korean middle-aged adults. A cross-sectional descriptive design was employed. Study participants consisted of 150 middle-aged adults in S and G cities, South Korea. Measures included the Yangsaeng scale, the perceived health state scale, the self-efficacy scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the family support scale. The analyses showed that the prediction model for Yangsaeng (health management) among Korean middle-aged adults was significant. The value of the adjusted R2 was 0.635, which corresponded to the explanatory powe...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research