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Listing of articles in 2007 -> November/December.
Being Proactive in Shaping the Future of Rehabilitation Nursing
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Editor
 
The Census Bureau just released its annual Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States Report (based on 2006 data). In this report, information about America's income trends and poverty levels look encouraging at ...

Adherence to Therapy: Using an Evidence-Based Protocol
Linda A. Moore, EdD APRN BC ANP/GNP MSCN Michael D. Kaufman, MD Robert Algozzine, PhD Nikki Irish, MSN APRN BC ANP Mary Martin, LPN Carol Rosser Posey, MSN APRN ANP
 
The number of patients receiving injectable medications has increased significantly during the past few years. Today, patients with hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis are added to the list of those, namely diabeti...

How to Parent Chronically Ill School-Aged Children and Their Siblings
Katrina D. Lewis
 
Situation A.J. is a 9-year-old female newly diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, which is the most common childhood cancer, accounting for about 30% of all childhood cancers (American Cancer Society, 2005). She has recentl...

Discriminating High Fall Risk on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Michael J. Gilewski, PhD Pamela Roberts, PhD OTR/L Jodi Hirata, MPT Richard Riggs, MD
 
The objective of this study was to identify on admission the most discriminating fall predictors for patients to an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Medical information from 34 patients who fell over a consecutive 7-month period and 102...

Life Changes in Individuals Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea While Accommodating to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Devices
Suzanne S. Dickerson, RN DNS Laila Akhu-Zaheya, RN PhD
 
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are effective in preventing the sequela of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); however, compliance with the device is problematic. This study's purpose is to longitudinally discover OSA ...

Research Insights
Barbara Brillhart, PhD RN CRRN
 
This is the final part of a four-part series focusing on sections of experimental or quasi-experimental quantative research studies. Part IV will focus on the results and discussion sections of an article. This series has two purposes: (1...

Barriers and Facilitators to Exercise Among Stroke Survivors
Teresa M. Damush, PhD Laurie Plue, MA Tamilyn Bakas, DNS RN Arlene Schmid, PhD OT Linda S. Williams, MD
 
Physical activity after stroke may prevent disability and stroke recurrence; yet, physical impairments may inhibit post-stroke exercise and subsequently limit recovery. The goal of this study was to elicit barriers to and facilitators...

New Pressure Ulcer Staging Guidelines
Michele Cournan, MS RN CRRN APRN-BC
 
Pressure ulcers are a major component of rehabilitation nursing. Pressure ulcer prevalence rates in acute care patients range from 14% to 17% (Whittington & Briones, 2004). Some of these ulcers start as benign and appear as purple discolo...