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"For patients with leukemia, high-quality nursing can substantially improve their psychological state, treatment compliance and nursing satisfaction, and reduce the incidence of complications of PICC placement" Wang and Xu (2022).
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Abstract:

Objective: To determine the effects of high-quality nursing on negative emotions, treatment compliance, and complications of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement in patients with leukemia.

Methods: A total of 87 patients with leukemia treated in our hospital from May 2018 to May 2020 were retrospectively enrolled and their clinical data were analyzed. The patients were assigned to a routine group (n=40) and a high-quality group (n=47) based on different nursing schemes. The self-rating depression scale (SDS) and self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) were used to compare the negative emotional changes in patients of the two groups, and the visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to analyze the degree of pain. The two groups were compared in treatment compliance, quality of life, incidence of complications of PICC placement, and nursing satisfaction.

Results: After intervention, the high-quality group got significantly lower SDS and SAS scores than the routine group (both P<0.05). Compared with the routine group, the high-quality group showed higher treatment compliance and nursing satisfaction, experienced higher quality of life (all P<0.05), with also a lower total incidence of complications of PICC placement (P<0.01).

Conclusion: For patients with leukemia, high-quality nursing can substantially improve their psychological state, treatment compliance and nursing satisfaction, and reduce the incidence of complications of PICC placement.

Reference:

Wang J, Xu X. Effects of high-quality nursing on complications of peripherally inserted central catheter placement in patients with leukemia. Am J Transl Res. 2022 May 15;14(5):3472-3480. PMID: 35702086; PMCID: PMC9185021.