Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR (ASSIST INFERM RIC)

Current impact factor: 0.32

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.315
2012 Impact Factor 0.4
2011 Impact Factor 0.355
2010 Impact Factor 0.135
2009 Impact Factor 0.205

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.37
Cited half-life -
Immediacy index 0.14
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.07
Website Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR website
Other titles AIR
ISSN 1592-5986
OCLC 43523929
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: . The local adaptation of clinical practice guidelines. The ADAPTE process is a systematic approach to adapting guidelines produced in one setting for use in a different cultural and organizational context. It ensures that the guideline addresses specific health questions relevant to the context, accounting for the needs, priorities, legislation, policies, and resources in the targeted setting. The ADAPTE process was developed to meet the needs of different user groups, including guideline developers, health care providers, and policy makers at the local, national, and international level. The process is flexible; the transparent and explicit reporting enhances the quality and validity of the adapted guideline. The ADAPTE process is briefly described.
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    ABSTRACT: . Protocol based care and organizations: strengths and limits. A protocol based care may impact on the organization under several aspects. In this contribution, starting from real life experiences, the impact on the implementation of guidelines and recommendations on the use of resources and costs is explored, underlying strengths and weaknesses. A judicious and tailored implementation of these instruments is warranted. However, the transformation of some guidelines in laws and decrees may limit their local adaptation.
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    ABSTRACT: . Critical issues and limits in the production and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. The introduction of clinical practice guidelines, initially welcomed as the solution for improving the quality of care, left space to a rising debate on the problems and pitfalls of guidelines production and implementation. In this contribute some of the main criticisms (the quality of the guidelines, their real implementation in practice, the misconceptions that they should be rigidly implemented, that should limit the variability of practices…) are addressed and discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: Clinical practice guidelines: juridical and medico legal issues in health care malpractice liability. Clinical Practice Guidelines are clinical tools addressed to medical and health professionals and are normally employed to improve quality and safety of diagnostic and therapeutical procedures but may sometimes limit the autonomy of medical and other health care professionals. The adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines should not be an exclusive step to evaluate the liability and respect of standards of care in case of medico-legal investigations being each clinical case very specific. Medical liability and respect of standards of care should be evaluated with the support of Clinical Practice Guidelines and the extensive examination of all specific features, professional background and experience requested to treat each single patient. © II Pensiero Scientifico Editore downloaded by Roberto Bonini IP.
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    ABSTRACT: . Critical issues in clinical practice guidelines for geriatric care. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia(BPSD) are one of the most disturbing issues in the management of patients, both for caregivers and health care personnel. Aim of this paper is to critically appraise the available guidelines on the non pharmacological management of BPSD. Some effective interventions such as person centred care, communication skills e dementia care mapping are not mentioned while interventions of dubious efficacy (aromatherapy, per therapy, light therapy or music therapy) are proposed. The variability in the expression of behavioral disorders and the different causes suggest an accurate tailoring of the interventions, based on the assessment of the patient, the organization and the environment. Further studies are necessary to improve the implementation of the non drug strategies for the management of BPSDs.
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    ABSTRACT: Critical issues in clinical practice guidelines for geriatric care. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia(BPSD) are one of the most disturbing issues in the management of patients, both for caregivers and health care personnel. Aim of this paper is to critically appraise the available guidelines on the non pharmacological management of BPSD. Some effective interventions such as person centred care, communication skills e dementia care mapping are not mentioned while interventions of dubious efficacy (aromatherapy, per therapy, light therapy or music therapy) are proposed. The variability in the expression of behavioral disorders and the different causes suggest an accurate tailoring of the interventions, based on the assessment of the patient, the organization and the environment. Further studies are necessary to improve the implementation of the non drug strategies for the management of BPSDs. © II Pensiero Scientifico Editore downloaded by Roberto Bonini IP.
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    ABSTRACT: The implementation of recommendations in daily practice: the experience of the nurses of the Oncology institute of Southern Switzerland. Introduction. In spite of the wide spread and availability of the clinical practice guidelines, several problems limit and influence their implementation. Several studies explored how a protocol based care may influence nurses' decision making processes, while only few studies explored how it is used in everyday practice. Aim. This paper explores how the nurses of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland implement the care protocols and problems encountered. Methods. Information on the frequency of use of protocols in the previous month, the need and reasons for modifications were collected with a semistructured questionnaire. Nurses were asked to briefly describe the situations that required a change of the protocol. The nurses'perceptions on the use of protocols in clinical practice were further explored with a focus group. Results. Of the 47 questionnaires distributed 38 were returned and 18 cases briefly described. In general, the protocols were widely used but at the same time, frequently adapted mainly by expert nurses (although 19/39 nursed declared that protocols were never modified). Reasons for modifications were mainly related to the clinical situation of the patient, to his/her values and preferences. Conclusions. Instruments that standardize patients' care are frequently modified to account for patients preferences and characteristics. The nurses acknowledged the need of flexible instruments (and not hard rules) to guide their professional practice. © II Pensiero Scientifico Editore downloaded by Roberto Bonini IP.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR
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    ABSTRACT: The ADAPTE process is a systematic approach to adapting guidelines produced in one setting for use in a different cultural and organizational context. It ensures that the guideline addresses specific health questions relevant to the context, accounting for the needs, priorities, legislation, policies, and resources in the targeted setting. The ADAPTE process was developed to meet the needs of different user groups, including guideline developers, health care providers, and policy makers at the local, national, and international level. The process is flexible; the transparent and explicit reporting enhances the quality and validity of the adapted guideline. The ADAPTE process is briefly described.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Critical issues and limits in the production and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. The introduction of clinical practice guidelines, initially welcomed as the solution for improving the quality of care, left space to a rising debate on the problems and pitfalls of guidelines production and implementation. In this contribute some of the main criticisms (the quality of the guidelines, their real implementation in practice, the misconceptions that they should be rigidly implemented, that should limit the variability of practices…) are addressed and discussed. © II Pensiero Scientifico Editore downloaded by Roberto Bonini IP.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: . Clinical practice guidelines: juridical and medico legal issues in health care malpractice liability. Clinical Practice Guidelines are clinical tools addressed to medical and health professionals and are normally employed to improve quality and safety of diagnostic and therapeutical procedures but may sometimes limit the autonomy of medical and other health care professionals. The adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines should not be an exclusive step to evaluate the liability and respect of standards of care in case of medico-legal investigations being each clinical case very specific. Medical liability and respect of standards of care should be evaluated with the support of Clinical Practice Guidelines and the extensive examination of all specific features, professional background and experience requested to treat each single patient.
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    ABSTRACT: . Where and how to retreive clinical practice guidelines. Indications on how to retrieve clinical practice guidelines are offered, presenting the main agencies that produce guidelines and the trip database. A google search with the key word nursing guidelines, after a selection of agencies with multiprofessional groups, with an explicit process of bibliographic search and a grading of recommendations produced the selection of 4 agencies.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR

  • No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: . The implementation of recommendations in daily practice: the experience of the nurses of the Oncology institute of Southern Switzerland. Introduction. In spite of the wide spread and availability of the clinical practice guidelines, several problems limit and influence their implementation. Several studies explored how a protocol based care may influence nurses' decision making processes, while only few studies explored how it is used in everyday practice. Aim. This paper explores how the nurses of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland implement the care protocols and problems encountered. Methods. Information on the frequency of use of protocols in the previous month, the need and reasons for modifications were collected with a semistructured questionnaire. Nurses were asked to briefly describe the situations that required a change of the protocol. The nurses'perceptions on the use of protocols in clinical practice were further explored with a focus group. Results. Of the 47 questionnaires distributed 38 were returned and 18 cases briefly described. In general, the protocols were widely used but at the same time, frequently adapted mainly by expert nurses (although 19/39 nursed declared that protocols were never modified). Reasons for modifications were mainly related to the clinical situation of the patient, to his/her values and preferences. Conclusions. Instruments that standardize patients' care are frequently modified to account for patients preferences and characteristics. The nurses acknowledged the need of flexible instruments (and not hard rules) to guide their professional practice.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR