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Listing of articles in 2005 -> September/October.
Editorial: Merging Rehabilitation Nursing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Elaine Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editor During the past 10 years, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown dramatically. Much of this growth has been driven by patients and families who are seeking alternative modalities of care. What is the role of

Secondary Conditions and Life Satisfaction Among Polio Survivors
Alexa K. Stuifbergen, PhD RN FAAN
 
Persons living with the effects of polio are often at increased risk for the development of secondary conditions and disabilities that can lead to further decline in health status, independence, functional status, life satisfaction, a...

Commentary: Secondary Conditions and Life Satisfaction Among Polio Survivors
Barbara Brillhart, PhD RN CRRN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member Two types of statistics are presented in Dr. Stuifbergen’s article—descriptive and inferential. The descriptive statistics present a concise summary of the characteristics of the...

Severity of Illness, Functional Status, and HRQOL in Youth with Spina Bifida
Robin R. Leger, PhD MS RN CCRP
 
Knowledge regarding the health status, functional status, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of youths with spina bifida is important in promoting optimal health care and preventing secondary conditions. A descriptive study us...

Commentary: Severity of Illness, Functional Status, and HRQOL in Youth with Spina Bifida
Barbara Zimmerman, DNSc RN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member The data in Dr. Leger’s article demonstrate some significant relationships, some obvious and expected that, nonetheless, validates the measures used, and others that raise issues f...

Caregiver Competence to Prevent Home Injury to the Care Recipient with Dementia
Kathy J. Horvath, PhD RN • Ann C. Hurley, DNSc RN FAAN • Mary E. Duffy, PhD RN FAAN • Mary Anne Gauthier, EdD RN • Rose M. Harvey, DNSc RN • Scott A. Trudeau, MA OTR./L • P. B. Cipolloni, MD • Sally J. Smith, MS RN CANP
 
Home safety is a major concern for persons with a progressive dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, because much direct care is provided in the home setting. This study used the Home Safety/Injury Model as a framework to describe t...

Commentary: Caregiver Competence to Prevent Home Injury to the Care Recipient with Dementia
Patricia A. Calico, DNS RN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member ...

Results of a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program: A 6- and 12-Month Follow-up Study
Elin Dysvik, MS RN • Gerd Karin Natvig, PhD RN • Ole-Johan Eikeland • Gunilla Brattberg, MD
 
The aim of this study was to evaluate an 8-week multidisciplinary pain management program offered to patients suffering from chronic pain. The study initially included 88 participants, and 61 of the sample completed a follow-up progra...

Understanding Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Central Nervous System Involvement
Mary Ann Gregory, BA • Robert J. Gregory, PhD • John V. Podd, PhD
 
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurological disease that causes paralysis and may necessitate hospitalization for some patients in its acute stages. It primarily affects the peripheral nervous system, though r...

Clinical Consultation: How Do We Teach Clean Intermittent Self-Catherization Using Touch Technique?
 
Situation: I have been teaching clean intermittent self-catheterization (CIC) to a patient who is nearing discharge. She has had trouble performing self-CIC because she cannot easily visualize her genital area using a mirror when she is l...