chaos theory


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chaos theory

a branch of mathematics that seeks to predict widespread effects of small (or minute) and possibly remote triggering events; the unpredictable course of some epidemics and malignant metastases may accord with chaos theory.

chaos theory

The mathematical conception that some phenomena that seem random may be of a deterministic order highly sensitive to initial conditions and perturbations. There is a growing appreciation that chaos may be a feature of many biological systems and that chaos theory may prove to have many applications in medicine.
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The purpose of this article is to describe a conceptual framework that enhances the APN's ability to achieve positive health outcomes in nephrology nursing by implementing a systematic approach in direct clinical practice, as well as research framed within chaos theory. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures the patient's quality of life (QOL) in relation to renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the context of ESKD; it is the outcome measured by the APN's practice in nephrology nursing.
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