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18th European Congress of Endocrinology

Guided Posters

Endocrine Nursing

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The risk of obstructive sleep apnea and correlation with cardiovascular risk factors in patients with pituitary adenomas

Yedinak Christine

Introduction: Sleep disorders (SD) confer high cardiovascular risk (related to 52–70% of acute myocardial infarctions and strokes). Hypertension (HTN), diabetes (DM), weight gain, sleepiness, fatigue and depression have been correlated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with pituitary adenomas (PA) present with reported sleep dysfunction, fatigue and metabolic risk factors that may persist despite treatmentAim: Assess the correlation betwe...

ea0041gp101 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Waist to height ratio as a new marker of metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetic patients

Horchani Imen , Oueslati Mehdi , Ouerfelli Meriem , Oueslati Ibtissem , Khiari Karima , Abdallah Nejib Ben

Introduction: Metabolic syndrome is closely related to abdominal obesity. Classic anthropometric indices such as bmi and waist circumference have been used for the screening of metabolic syndrome.Recently, it has been reported that waist to height ratio is more closely associated with insulin resistance.The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between waist to height ratio and components of metabolic syndrome amo...

ea0041gp102 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Influence of educational training course in improving the knowledge of diabetes mellitus among nurses of Diabetes Education Units in Albania

Kermaj Marjeta , Ylli Dorina , Zeqja Anisa , Fureraj Thanas , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Ylli Agron

Background: The involvement of nurses in diabetes patient education has an important contribution in the improvement in the quality of care provided. Experience and knowledge in diabetes and its management are crucial for teaching patients with diabetes effectively.Material and methods: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of nurse Training Course in the improvement of the knowledge of diabetes among nurses. Ten Diabetes Education Unit’s n...

ea0041gp103 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Type 1 diabetes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: development of new educational material

Sjoberg Sofia , Edgren Magnus , Gutefeldt Kerstin

Background: Patients with type 1 diabetes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more often absent from clinic visits than patients with diabetes type 1 without. If they come, they are often delayed, plasma glucose self-monitoring meters are not brought with, blood specimen collections are not done and difficulties in self-care are noticed. To achieve a stable blood glucose control, meals with a calculated amount of carbohydrates matched with a specific dose o...

ea0041gp104 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Diabetic foot workshop to apply interactive learning method for nurses: working with real patient as a teaching strategy

Amini Mohammad Reza , Mehrdad Neda , Sanjari Mahnaz , Aalaa Maryam , Shahbazi Samimeh , Shaygabmehr Zahra , Tehrani Mohammad Reza Mohajeri , Adibi Hossein

Background: One of important issues which should be taught by the multidisciplinary health care team in diabetes is related to the diabetic foot prevention and care. In this regard, nurses as one of team members are able to provide specific services to the patient including patient education and DF care. The aim of this study was to explore impact of work with “real patient” as a teaching strategy for nurses in the workshop.Methods: Two days di...

ea0041gp105 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Short synacthen test – ESN only?

Hawkins Anna , Solomou Solomis , Nikookam Yasmin , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

In the National Health Service (UK), there are ever increasing demands to streamline care and develop patient pathways and guidelines as justification for any test or procedure. This is to ensure optimisation in patient care and experience.The role of a specialist nurse focuses on ensuring appropriateness and swiftness of investigations, including providing a high level of clinical care which has its foundations on communication and education for the pat...

ea0041gp106 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Assessment of fall status and activity of daily living in older people with type 2 diabetes

Aalaa Maryam , Mehrdad Neda , Sanjari Mahnaz , Amini Mohammad Reza

Background: Diabetes is considered as one of the most common chronic diseases. Since diabetes complications can lead to falls in the elderly and according to the fact that the risks associated with falling are multifactorial, the aim of this study was to explore the association between activity of daily living (ADL) and falling in older people with diabetes admitted to the selected hospitals of tehran university of medical sciences.Methods: A case–c...

ea0041gp107 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Managing children with diabetes within the family: living in the orbit of diabetes

Sanjari Mahnaz , Mehrdad Neda , Peyrovi Hamid

Background: Diabetes is the disease of family and parents of children with diabetes face different problems which concerns meeting the developmental needs of children and daily control of children with diabetes.Purpose: This article aims to explain how to manage diabetes around the child’s life within the family.Methods and materials: In this qualitative study, data was collected through semi-structured interview technique and...

ea0041gp108 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Childhood leukemia survivors’ experiences of long-term follow-up in an endocrine clinic: a focus group study

Palsson Anna , Malmstrom Marlene , Follin Cecilia

Background: Survival rate after childhood cancer has improved markedly and today more than 80% of patients with a pediatric malignancy will become 5-year survivor. During the past years it has become evident that many childhood cancer survivors suffer from late complications due to the radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It is established that the largest childhood cancer group, the acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors, exposed to cranial radiotherapy are at particularly hi...