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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629486/the-collaboration-of-general-practitioners-and-nurses-in-primary-care-a-comparative-analysis-of-concepts-and-practices-in-slovenia-and-spain
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Kerstin Hämel, Carina Vössing
Aim A comparative analysis of concepts and practices of GP-nurse collaborations in primary health centres in Slovenia and Spain. BACKGROUND: Cross-professional collaboration is considered a key element for providing high-quality comprehensive care by combining the expertise of various professions. In many countries, nurses are also being given new and more extensive responsibilities. Implemented concepts of collaborative care need to be analysed within the context of care concepts, organisational structures, and effective collaboration...
June 20, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625197/do-not-confuse-multidisciplinary-task-management-in-nursing-homes-with-interprofessional-care
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Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Sibyl Anthierens, Olaf Timmermans, Steven Truijen, Herman Meulemans, Paul Van Royen
Problem statement Little is known about how interprofessional healthcare providers in nursing homes work together. We know that interprofessional teamwork evolves from trial and error learning and so interprofessional collaboration has to be actively taught. This study aims to gain insights in the perception of professionals towards interprofessional collaboration in nursing homes and the factors that have an impact on interprofessional collaboration. Approach A qualitative descriptive methodology using focus group interviews and additional semi-structured interviews was performed...
June 19, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606212/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-lebanese-primary-care-physicians-in-nutrition-counseling-a-self-reported-survey
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Rasha A Hseiki, Mona H Osman, Rana T El-Jarrah, Ghassan N Hamadeh, Najla A Lakkis
Aim This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of primary care physicians (PCPs) in Lebanon regarding nutrition counseling and to investigate possible related barriers. BACKGROUND: Nutrition counseling is an important aspect of patient care, especially with the increase in nutrition-related disorders. METHODS: This is a descriptive study among a convenience sample of PCPs in Lebanon at two annual conferences in 2014 using an anonymous questionnaire...
June 13, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606190/performance-associated-effect-variations-of-public-reporting-in-promoting-antibiotic-prescribing-practice-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-in-primary-healthcare-settings
#4
Yuqing Tang, Chenxi Liu, Xinping Zhang
Aim To evaluate the variations in effect of public reporting in antibiotic prescribing practice among physicians with different performance in primary healthcare settings. BACKGROUND: Overprovision of antibiotics is a major public health concern. Public reporting has been adopted to encourage good antibiotic prescribing practices. However, which group, for instance, high, average or low antibiotic prescribers, accounted for antibiotic prescription reduction has not been fully understood...
June 13, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578739/improving-team-based-care-for-children-shared-well-child-care-involving-family-practice-nurses
#5
Grace Warmels, Sharon Johnston, Jolanda Turley
INTRODUCTION: Well child care (WCC) is the provision of routine preventative care and vaccinations to infants and children. In Canada, physicians provide the majority of this type of care, whereas in other developed countries, nurses provide most WCC. New models of shared care between nurses and family physicians should be explored. OBJECTIVE: This pilot project aimed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of shared nurse-physician WCC for a cohort of healthy children...
June 5, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578724/association-between-gestational-diabetes-and-perinatal-depressive-symptoms-evidence-from-a-greek-cohort-study
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Pinelopi Varela, Areti C Spyropoulou, Zacharias Kalogerakis, Eleni Vousoura, Martha Moraitou, Iannis M Zervas
Aim The aim of the present study was to assess the association of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with prenatal and postnatal depressive symptoms in a sample of pregnant women in Greece. BACKGROUND: Earlier research supports a relationship between depression and diabetes, but only a few studies have examined the relationship between GDM and perinatal depressive symptomatology. METHODS: A total of 117 women in their third trimester of pregnancy participated in the study...
June 5, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578720/cochrane-review-summary-mini-mental-state-examination-mmse-for-the-detection-of-dementia-in-clinically-unevaluated-people-aged-65-and-over-in-community-and-primary-care-populations
#7
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539134/does-metformin-protect-against-osteoarthritis-an-electronic-health-record-cohort-study
#8
Lauren A Barnett, Kelvin P Jordan, John J Edwards, Danielle A van der Windt
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA) whilst there is some evidence that diabetes also increases risk. Metformin is a common oral treatment for those with diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to investigate whether metformin reduces the risk of OA. METHODS: This was a cohort study set within the Consultations in Primary Care Archive, with 3217 patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients at 13 general practices with recorded type 2 diabetes in the baseline period (2002-2003) and no prior record of OA were identified...
May 25, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535842/general-practitioners-clinical-expertise-in-managing-suicidal-young-people-implications-for-continued-education
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Maria Michail, Lynda Tait, Dick Churchill
Aim To examine general practitioners' (GPs) clinical expertise in assessing, communicating with, and managing suicidal young people aged 14-25 to inform the development of an educational intervention for GPs on youth suicide prevention. BACKGROUND: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people worldwide. GPs are ideally suited to facilitate early identification and assessment of suicide risk. However, GPs' levels of competence, knowledge, and attitudes towards suicidal young people have not yet been explored...
May 24, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492110/characteristics-of-influential-peers-in-the-eyes-of-secondary-school-students-a-mixed-method-study
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Alice Y Loke, Yim-Wah Mak, Cynthia S T Wu
Aim It is the aim of this study to explore the characteristics of influential peers identified by schoolmates, and the mechanism by which they exert their influence on their peers. BACKGROUND: Adolescent crowds are a salient influence on the health-risk behaviors of peers, contributing to adolescent substance use such as drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and taking drugs. METHODS: A mixed method study. Three schools granted us access to students and those who had been nominated as influential by their peers...
May 11, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478777/where-does-good-quality-qualitative-health-care-research-get-published
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Jane C Richardson, Jennifer Liddle
This short report aims to give some insight into current publication patterns for high-quality qualitative health research, using the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 database. We explored patterns of publication by range and type of journal, by date and by methodological focus. We also looked at variations between the publications submitted to different Units of Assessment, focussing particularly on the one most closely aligned with our own research area of primary care. Our brief analysis demonstrates that general medical/health journals with high impact factors are the dominant routes of publication, but there is variation according to the methodological approach adopted by articles...
May 8, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473004/the-attitudes-of-family-physicians-toward-a-child-with-delayed-growth-and-development
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Servet Aker, Mustafa Kürşat Şahin, Ömer Kınalı, Elif Şimşek Karadağ, Tuğba Korkmaz
Aim The purpose of this study was to assess the attitude of family physicians toward a child with delayed growth and development. BACKGROUND: Primary healthcare professionals play a key role in monitoring growth and development, the best indicator of the child's health status. If delayed growth and development can be detected early, then it is usually possible to restore functioning. METHODS: This descriptive study was performed in Samsun, Turkey, in May and June 2015...
May 5, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464979/how-do-family-medicine-residents-choose-an-anticoagulation-regimen-for-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Payam Yazdan-Ashoori, Zardasht Oqab, William F McIntyre, Kieran L Quinn, Erik van Oosten, Wilma M Hopman, Adrian Baranchuk
Aim To examine the choices Canadian family medicine residents make for oral anticoagulation (OAC) for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: AF increases the risk of strokes. An important consideration in AF management is risk stratification for stroke and prescription of appropriate OAC. Family physicians provide the vast majority of OAC prescriptions. METHODS: We administered a survey to residents in multiple Canadian family medicine training programmes...
May 3, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462767/public-private-partnerships-to-improve-primary-healthcare-surgeries-clarifying-assumptions-about-the-role-of-private-provider-activities
#14
Oliver Mudyarabikwa, Patrick Tobi, Krishna Regmi
Aim To examine assumptions about public-private partnership (PPP) activities and their role in improving public procurement of primary healthcare surgeries. BACKGROUND: PPPs were developed to improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction. However, evidence of their effectiveness in delivering health benefits is limited. METHODS: A qualitative study design was employed. A total of 25 interviews with public sector staff (n=23) and private sector managers (n=2) were conducted to understand their interpretations of assumptions in the activities of private investors and service contractors participating in Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) partnerships...
May 2, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462741/medicines-reablement-in-intermediate-health-and-social-care-services
#15
Kate Gerrish, Sara Laker, Sarah Wright, Wendy Stainrod
Aim To evaluate a medicines reablement initiative involving health and social care, to include consideration of the training package, proportion of patients reabled successfully, and patient and staff perspectives of the service. BACKGROUND: Intermediate care services provide short-term intervention to support patients with chronic conditions transition from hospital to community-based services and involves maximising patients' independence through reablement. The term 'medicines reablement' describes the process of rehabilitating patients to be independent with their medication...
May 2, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462739/improving-early-exclusion-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-primary-care-the-added-value-of-point-of-care-troponin-as-stated-by-general-practitioners
#16
Michelle M A Kip, Amber M Noltes, Hendrik Koffijberg, Maarten J IJzerman, Ron Kusters
Aim To investigate general practitioners' (GPs') desire and perceived added value of point-of-care (POC) troponin, its effect on referral decisions, and test requirements. BACKGROUND: Excluding acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in primary care remains a diagnostic challenges for GPs. Consequently, referral rates of chest pain patients are high, while the incidence of a cardiovascular problem is only 8-15%. Previous studies have shown that GPs are interested in a POC troponin test. This test could enhance rapid exclusion of ACS, thereby preventing unnecessary patient distress, without compromising safety and while reducing costs...
May 2, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416026/evaluation-of-a-pilot-service-to-facilitate-discharge-of-patients-with-stable-long-term-mental-health-needs-from-secondary-to-primary-care-the-role-of-primary-care-mental-health-specialists
#17
Kate Hamilton-West, Sarah Hotham, Wei Yang, Julie Hedayioglu, Charlotte Brigden
Aim We aimed to evaluate a pilot service to facilitate discharge of patients with stable long-term mental health needs from secondary to primary care. BACKGROUND: Patients with stable long-term mental health conditions are often not discharged from secondary mental health services when no longer needed due to insufficient systems and processes to enable safe, effective, recovery-focussed treatment and support. The Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PCMHS) Service was developed to address this gap; new PCMHS posts were introduced to act as a conduit for patients being discharged from secondary care and a single point of referral back into secondary care, should it be required...
April 18, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414013/the-efficacy-of-primary-care-chaplaincy-compared-with-antidepressants-a-retrospective-study-comparing-chaplaincy-with-antidepressants
#18
Gordon Macdonald
Aim To determine the effectiveness of primary care chaplaincy (PCC) when used as the sole intervention, with outcomes being compared directly with those of antidepressants. This was to be carried out in a homogenous study population reflective of certain demographics in the United Kingdom. BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of patients are living with long-term conditions and 'modern maladies' and are experiencing loss of well-being and depression. There is an increasing move to utilise non-pharmacological interventions such as 'talking therapies' within this context...
April 17, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414006/unit-cost-of-common-illness-management-a-comparison-between-a-primary-care-unit-and-a-community-pharmacy-in-thailand
#19
Kritsanee Saramunee, Chanuttha Ploylearmsang, Surasak Chaiyasong, Wiraphol Phimarn, Phayom Sookaneknun
Aim This study was to perform unit cost analysis of managing common illnesses comparing between a primary care unit (PCU) and a community pharmacy. BACKGROUND: PCU is a key point of access for primary care in Thailand. Although a community pharmacy is an ideal setting, it has not been successfully incorporated in Thailand's health service. Common illnesses are encountered everyday by community pharmacists, an appropriate compensation for this service has not been established. METHODS: A primary care service of one educational institution was a study site...
April 17, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393741/impact-and-acceptability-of-lay-health-trainer-led-lifestyle-interventions-delivered-in-primary-care-a-mixed-method-study
#20
Shelina Visram
Aim To evaluate the impact and acceptability of offering one-to-one lifestyle interventions delivered by lay health trainers in the primary care setting. BACKGROUND: Chronic conditions represent major causes of ill-health, avoidable disability, pain and anxiety, and tend to be more prevalent in less affluent groups. This is due, in part, to the link between unhealthy lifestyles and lower socio-economic status, although factors such as poverty, worklessness and social exclusion play a larger role...
April 10, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
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