Author: Acta Paulista De Enfermagem

Construction and validation of a board game for children with cancer

A board game for children with cancer was developed with their participation in the process of creation and validation, having their needs and perceptions incorporated. The game was validated by experts and the target audience, and enabled mediation between playfulness and reality and the sharing of information in an appropriate language. Read More →

Occupational stress in frontline health professionals in combating COVID-19

Occupational stressors in health professionals and interventions aimed at prevention in the context of COVID-19 based on the Betty Neuman Systems Model were identified. Stressors were categorized into intrapersonal, interpersonal and extrapersonal, and interventions were listed according to the level care, i.e., primary, secondary and tertiary. Read More →

Psychological impact of COVID-19 on health professionals

Health professionals who treat COVID-19 patients have been placed under extreme demands. The results of this study indicate a significant psychological impact with important prevalence of depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, and reports of other additional symptoms. Read More →

Pandemic brings unprecedented visibility to nursing professionals

Based on journalistic articles published in the national and international media, the study shows that the news contributed to increase the visibility of the Nursing team work in the Covid-19 pandemic, thereby favoring improvements for the category. Read More →

The guide for writing qualitative research reports – COREQ is now available in Portuguese

Researchers who adopt qualitative methods using interviews and focus groups in their studies now have the Brazilian Portuguese validated translation of the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ) available. Read More →

Therapeutic toy helps children coping with fear and venous puncture-related pain

This study proposed the use of the therapeutic toy for hospitalized children undergoing venous puncture, and confirmed that this is a valuable resource for children to cope with pain and fear in medical procedures that often generate stress and suffering. Read More →

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 →

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 →