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Development and validation of the Pressure Ulcer Management Self-Efficacy Scale for Nurses (PUM-SES).

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Summary of "Development and validation of the Pressure Ulcer Management Self-Efficacy Scale for Nurses (PUM-SES)."

Pressure ulcers (PUs) represent a current issue for healthcare delivery. Nurse self-efficacy in managing PUs could predict patients' outcome, being a proxy assessment of their overall competency to managing PUs. However, a valid and reliable scale of this task-specific self-efficacy has not yet been developed.

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Name: Journal of clinical nursing
ISSN: 1365-2702
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