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Listing of articles in 2006 -> September/October.
Editorial: Caring Versus Curing
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Editor
 
For quite some time now, palliative care has been an important cornerstone of nursing practice. As a concept, it has evolved and is now envisioned as a gold standard for patients with progressive life-threatening illnesses, but it is also an essential...

Managing Problem Behaviors Associated with Dementia
Ruth Remington, PhD APRN BC • Lisa Abdallah, PhD RN • Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD APRN BC FAANP • Jane Flanagan, PhD APRN BC
 
The older adult with dementia who exhibits problem behaviors is likely to be experiencing physical or psychological distress. Both can negatively affect the health, rehabilitation, and quality of life for the older adult. Managing pro...

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: The Beneficial Effects of Exercise
William B. Karper, EdD • Caroline R. F. Jannes, MS • Janis L. Hampton, MS
 
This article highlights positive outcomes for a convenience sample of six women (49–64 years of age) with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) who participated in an exercise program over 5 years. This group showed improvement with various F...

Caregiver Strain and Caregiver Burden of Primary Caregivers of Stroke Survivors with and Without Aphasia
Rosemarié E. Rombough, MSc RN • Ena L. Howse, PhD RN • Wally J. Bartfay, PhD RN
 
Little is known about how the burden and strain of caring for stroke patients with or without aphasia affects primary caregivers. This article (a) critically examines the literature on the burden and strain of ca...

Fatigue After Stroke: Relationship to Mobility, Fitness, Ambulatory Activity, Social Support, and Falls Efficacy
Kathleen M. Michael, PhD RN CRRN • Jerilyn K. Allen, ScD RN FAAN • Richard F. Macko, MD
 
Fatigue is common and persistent in stroke survivors, yet it is not known how mobility deficits, fitness, or other factors, such as social support, relate to fatigue severity, or whether subjective fatigue contributes to reduced ambul...

Cough Assist Strategy for Pulmonary Toileting in Ventilator-Dependent Spinal Cord Injured Patients
Karen Liszner, BSN MHA CRRN • Michael Feinberg, BS RRT
 
The limited innervation of muscles supporting pulmonary functioning in spinal cord injured (SCI) patients indicates that these individuals are at a particularly high risk for atelectasis and other sequelae of ventilator dependency. As...

Writing with a Collaborative Team
Tamilyn Bakas, DNS RN FAHA • Carol J. Farran, DNSc RN FAAN • Linda S. Williams, MD FAHA
 
As the science of rehabilitation moves forward, the need to actively participate on a collaborative research team increases. Rehabilitation involves many different disciplines—for example, nursing, medicine, psychology, physical the...

Research Insights
Barbara Brillhart, PhD RN CRRN
 
From the Editor: Rehabilitation Nursing is introducing a new intermittent feature, Research Insights. The purpose is to participate in the education process of readers who are less acquainted with essential elements of the research proces...

Rehabilitation Nursing News
 
Rehabilitation Nursing has been added to the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science with V 31(1) 2006. It will appear in the Science Citation Index Expanded and in the Social Sciences Citation Index, two of the key compo...