Title: [Frequency of oral hygiene nursing in cancer patients in Belgian hospitals. Frequency of nursing interventions and indicators]
Authors: Evers, G C M ×
Claes, M
Sermeus, Walter #
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Series Title: Pflege vol:15 issue:4 pages:163-7
Abstract: This article describes the frequency of mouth care for cancer patients in Belgian hospitals. It also analyses the indicators used for this specific type of compensatory nursing care. The study was designed as a secondary data analysis of the 1990 Belgian Nursing Minimum Data set. The randomised sample included 35,347 oncology patients. Frequency of mouth care was 10.3%. The most important indicators were ventilation (70.58%), nasogastric tube (55.01%), endotracheal tube (43.17%), isolation of the patient (40.57%), malignant neoplasmas of lip, cavity and pharynx (40.21%), age younger than 8 years (37.06%) and disorientation of the patient (31.49%). Frequency of mouth care increased with a higher qualification of staff and higher staffing ratios.
ISSN: 1012-5302
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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