Tag: Acta Paulista De Enfermagem

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 →

What are the challenges to prevent suicide among Brazilian children and adolescents?

Scientific evidences have pointed out for the increase of suicides among children and adolescents worldwide, including Brazil. This study presents risk factors related with this phenomenon, as well as reflections that can indicate pathways to support suicide preventions among this specific population. 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 →

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 →