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Home Smoke Exposure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Acute Respiratory Illness.

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Summary of "Home Smoke Exposure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Acute Respiratory Illness."

This study aims to assess whether secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has an impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with acute respiratory illness (ARI).

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Name: Journal of hospital medicine
ISSN: 1553-5606
Pages: 212-217

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A nursing specialty in which skilled nursing care is provided to patients in their homes by registered or licensed practical NURSES. Home health nursing differs from HOME NURSING in that home health nurses are licensed professionals, while home nursing involves non-professional caregivers.

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