Tag: Acta Paulista De Enfermagem

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 →

How can an educational intervention promote healthy eating habits during pregnancy?

The present study evaluated an intervention involving the use of regional foods during pregnancy based on a clinical trial. The intervention group (educational booklet) presented a statistically significant association in comparison with the control group (pregnant women who received nutritional orientation during low-risk prenatal care) and increased knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding regional foods. The results show that the intervention is recommended for promoting healthy eating. Read More →

How can a phone call reduce anxiety levels in cancer patients?

The study evaluated the efficacy of a phone call intervention conducted by a nurse to reduce the anxiety levels of cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment. The results proved the decrease of anxiety levels after the phone calls (p<0.027) in patients from the intervention group. Read More →

Proven effectiveness of bag baths on the microbial load of the skin of inpatients

The study estimated the effectiveness of bag baths on the microbial load of the skin of inpatients to be 90%, whereas in traditional bed baths it was 20%, due to colonization in 80% of the participants; two by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Read More →

What is the level of scientific evidence on Delta hepatitis in Brazil?

Cases of hepatitis Delta are frequently registered in Brazil, mainly in the Amazon region, where the infection is related to deaths from fulminant hepatitis and severe outcomes, such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The disease has few treatment options, requiring continuous efforts from the scientific community to formulate new alternatives. Read More →

Mobile technology application facilitates data collection for health professionals

Study developed a mobile technology application to collect data from health professionals in the Family Health Strategy Program to investigate the time and movement/mobility involved in performing care interventions/activities. The application potentialized data collection, facilitating the stages of data registration and storage, maintenance of information integrity, data transmission and storage, information organization and processing, and a greater security in the analysis of results. Read More →

Young homosexual and bisexual men who were victims of violence have higher vulnerability to HIV

A study conducted with young homosexual and bisexual men who experienced repeated aggression situations throughout childhood and adolescence indicated increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Different forms of violence can cause preconditions that favor the non-use of sexual protection in this population. Read More →

Barriers to physical activity practice by overweight women during leisure time

A study on factors related to physical inactivity was conducted at the Federal University of Bahia, where the authors found disturbing levels of physical inactivity in overweight women during their leisure time. The individual characteristics and environmental factors were considered the main reasons for these results. Read More →

Thematic blogs on the loss of a child — a strategy to deal with maternal grief

Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Loss and Grief (NIPPEL, which is linked to the School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo), concluded that the internet can help mothers who lost their children to elaborate their grief. The reason is that expression and validation of mourning in blogs can contribute for mothers to develop coping strategies, while they deal with stressors related to loss and death. Read More →

Complications in patients submitted to neurosurgical procedures

Neurosurgical procedures are often performed in an elective mode or in urgency or emergency situations. In the postoperative period, the patients perform in general intensive care or neurological units, or even in hospital admission units. Despite the care provided in the postoperative period, patients can present systemic or neurological complications, impacting hospitalization time as well as hospital cost and mortality. Read More →