Author: Acta Paulista De Enfermagem

The guide for writing qualitative research reports – COREQ is now available in Portuguese

Researchers who adopt qualitative methods using interviews and focus groups in their studies now have the Brazilian Portuguese validated translation of the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ) available. Read More →

Acupuncture may reduce anxiety in pregnant women

The objective of this study was to identify effects of auriculotherapy to reduce the anxiety of pregnant women during the low-risk prenatal. Findings showed significant reduction of anxiety status in the experimental group suggesting that this practice is a potential therapy belonging to the integrative and complementary practice – ICP, and this is should be incorporated to the activities of health practice to women during the pregnancy. Read More →

Face masks: how important are they in a pandemic?

The use of homemade fabric face mask constitutes an important non-pharmacological intervention to protect population against infection by bacteria and viruses, especially in a pandemic situation. This intervention combined with hygiene, disinfection of high-touch surfaces, and cough etiquettes are efficient measures to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Read More →

Excess body weight and adolescence: what factors are involved?

What are the factors that contribute for excess body weight in adolescents? This study included 635 adolescents from public state schools. The investigation was carried out by researchers from the Universidade Estadual de Monte Claros. Results were quite uncommon considering those often found in studies about excess body weight in adolescents. Read More →

A study highlights predictors of quality of life among individuals with chronic wounds

The study evaluated quality of life among individuals with chronic wounds who were followed-up at homecare setting managed by primary health care service and specialized outpatient service in the city of Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. Results showed that variables duration, etiology, wound extension, and aspects may cause negative impact on a patient’s lifestyle. Read More →

Ventilator-associated pneumonia: how to prevent?

Ventilator-associated pneumonia consists of a severe problem related with health care. To adopt measures for prevention of this condition is extremely important for patients’ safety. This study was conducted at Federal University of Sao Paulo. The objective of the study was to evaluate health professionals’ adherence to specific preventive measures for pneumonia. Read More →

Specialized breastfeeding service reveals main post-discharge problems of women

In a cohort study with 1,673 women, receiving follow-up in a specialized breastfeeding service, it was noted that low milk production and incorrect breastfeeding techniques were perceived as the main difficulties in the first postpartum month. Understanding the challenges women experience helps focus nursing care on the post-discharge period. Read More →