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Quality of life

The neurogenic bladder: developing a consensus bladder and bowel management pathway for people with MS

MS is a chronic inflammatory condition, affecting the central nervous system, which leads to the formation of lesions in the white and grey matter, as well as diffuse damage and neurodegeneration of...

Support for adult survivors of lymphoma: a literature review

The literature search was conducted between 1 November and 15 November 2020, and comprehensive searching was used to ensure that all relevant research was identified (Aveyard et al, 2016). Table 1...

Antegrade continence enema stoppers: a pilot study on patient preferences

The study was a prospective cohort study using two time points of evaluation, conducted between June 2019 and August 2020. The authors registered this pilot project as a service evaluation locally...

Hidden disability: a study of the psychosocial impact of living with pituitary conditions

The findings from this study identified that pituitary conditions can have a detrimental impact on the quality of life of patients. Key symptoms were those that affected emotional, behavioural,...

Resurrecting the ‘fourth 90’: towards a definition of health-related quality of life in HIV care

Although Lazarus et al (2016) offered a timely reminder of the role of professionals to support people living with HIV to achieve and maintain a good health-related quality of life (HRQoL), they only...

Nurse-led surveillance of ileoanal pouch patients post-stoma reversal: outcomes at 12-month review

Between January 2014 and January 2020, selected (low-risk) pouch patients were reviewed in a nurse-led clinic following stoma reversal. Patients were followed up at regular intervals...

Not a bag for life… a bag for living

Marquis et al (2003) noted that patients' quality of life improves steadily following surgery if, in the first 3–6 postoperative months, they have a good relationship with their stoma care nurse,...

Relationship between resilience and health-related quality of life among patients with a permanent colostomy

Patients were interviewed and completed the questionnaire at the surgical clinic when they came to obtain colostomy supplies during the postoperative period. The researchers administered the...

Impact of stoma leakage in everyday life: data from the Ostomy Life Study 2019

The purpose of this study was to investigate how people living with a stoma were impacted in their everyday life by incidents of leakage (underneath the baseplate or onto clothes) and the worry...

Head and neck cancer peer-to-peer support and quality of life: systematic scoping review

This review follows the methodology proposed by Levac et al. (2010) and further developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) (Peters, 2020). A scoping review was chosen over a systematic review as...

Benefit finding: understanding the impact and public health factors among COVID-19 patients in China

The concept of benefit finding for COVID-19 patients needs to be enhanced and informed. In addition to the education level and whether the patients have suffered from a previous major event, other...

Psychological impact of caring during the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV nurses

To establish how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the professional quality of life of HIV nurses in the UK and Ireland..

What are the current factors that impact on health-related quality of life for women living with HIV?

‘That 90% of people with viral load suppression have good health-related quality of life.’ .

Consultation and clinical assessment of the genitourinary system for advanced clinical practitioners

The quality of the communication during nurse–patient consultations can have a considerable impact on patient outcomes (O’Hagan et al, 2014). Therefore, the nurse should use a combination of verbal...

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