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Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

Signe S Risom, Johanne Lind, Pamela J McCabe, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
Purpose: The CopenHeartRFA trial was designed and conducted to explore the effects of rehabilitation on patients treated with ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). It included a cardiac rehabilitation program consisting of physical exercise and psychoeducational consultations over 6 months. As part of the evaluation of the CopenHeartRFA trial, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The intervention was delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Aim: This study aimed to understand the experience of patients treated for AF with ablation who participated in the CopenHeartRFA cardiac rehabilitation program...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Sagaren Govender, Cecile N Gerwel Proches, Abdulla Kader
Background: Four public hospitals in South Africa, which render both specialized and nonspecialized services to thousands of patients, were examined to determine the impact of leadership on health care service delivery. These hospitals were inundated by various problems that were impacting negatively on health care service delivery. Purpose: This research study aimed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, complexities and constraints facing public health care in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and to examine leadership as a strategy to enhance healthcare service delivery with a particular focus on four regional hospitals in the KZN Province...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Saowanee Thongnopakun, Tepanata Pumpaibool, Ratana Somrongthong
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an associated effect between sociodemographic characteristics and sexual risk behaviors with health literacy in preventing unintended pregnancy among university students in Chon Buri province, Thailand. Participants and methods: A cross-sectional study design was used. The data were collected between February and May, 2017. A self-administered questionnaire was developed by the Ministry of Public Health and supported by the evolving concept of health literacy of Nutbeam...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Eivind Richter Andersen, Grethe Eilertsen, Aud Mette Myklebust, Siren Eriksen
Purpose: Acute skin toxicity is experienced by 70%-100% of patients receiving radiation therapy following breast cancer. Most studies focus on skin appearances and treatment of such reactions, not the experience. Increased knowledge about patients' experience will contribute to provide tailored patient care. Thus, the purpose was to investigate patients' experiences of acute skin toxicity following radiation therapy for breast cancer. Patients and methods: Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with seven women, 2-3 weeks post-treatment...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Sawitree Visanuyothin, Samlee Plianbangchang, Ratana Somrongthong
Purpose: Hypertension (HT) is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases because of its poor control. To control HT at the primary care level in urban communities, there is a demand for deeper comprehension of the manifestations of poorly controlled HT. This study aimed to examine appearance of HT, including the association between the appearance and home blood pressure (HBP) control at the primary care level in urban communities. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in July-October 2017 in an urban community in Thailand...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Ayumi Okato, Tasuku Hashimoto, Mami Tanaka, Masumi Tachibana, Akira Machizawa, Jun Okayama, Mamiko Endo, Masayoshi Senda, Naoki Saito, Masaomi Iyo
Background: Child abuse and/or neglect is a serious issue, and in many cases, parents are the perpetrators. Hospital-based child protection teams (CPTs) play pivotal roles in the management of not only abused and/or neglected children but also of their parents; this is generally conducted through multidisciplinary practice. The aim of this study is to survey hospital-based CPT members to determine the professions they perceive to be most applicable to participation in CPTs. Participants and methods: The participants were members of CPTs affiliated with hospitals that had pediatric emergency departments and which were located in Chiba Prefecture; specifically, 114 CPT members from 23 hospitals responded to this survey...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Mabel C Ezeonwu
Introduction: Community health clinics/centers (CHCs) comprise the US's core health-safety net and provide primary care to anyone who walks through their doors. However, access to specialty care for CHC patients is a big challenge. Materials and methods: In this descriptive qualitative study, semistructured interviews of 37 referral coordinators of CHCs were used to describe their perspectives on processes and barriers to patients' access to specialty care. Analysis of data was done using content analysis...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Liv Wergeland Sørbye, Sidsel Sverdrup, Birgit Brunborg Pay
Aim: Home-based nursing care is relatively easy to access in Norway compared to the rest of Europe, and the threshold for applying for assistance is relatively low. The aim of the present study was to analyze factors that enable frail older adults to live in their own homes, with a low level of care burden stress. Methodology: In 2015 and 2016, eight municipalities from different parts of Norway participated in a cross-sectional study. The quantitative part of the project consisted of assessing care of 71 older adults, aged ≥80 years, using a geriatric comprehensive assessment...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Karine Bilodeau, Dominique Tremblay, Marie-José Durand
Background: Many recommendations have been made regarding survivorship care provided by teams of primary care professionals. However, the nature of that follow-up, including support for return-to-work (RTW) after cancer, remains largely undefined. As implementation problems are frequently context-related, a pilot study was conducted to describe the contexts, according to Grol and Wensing, in which a new intervention is to be implemented. This pilot study is the first of three steps in intervention development planning...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Tony Smith, Merylin Cross, Susan Waller, Helen Chambers, Annie Farthing, Frances Barraclough, Sabrina W Pit, Keith Sutton, Kuda Muyambi, Stephanie King, Jessie Anderson
Introduction: Health workforce shortages have driven the Australian and other Western governments to invest in engaging more health professional students in rural and remote placements. The aim of this qualitative study was to provide an understanding of the lived experiences of students undertaking placements in various nonmetropolitan locations across Australia. In addition to providing their suggestions to improve rural placements, the study provides insight into factors contributing to positive and negative experiences that influence students' future rural practice intentions...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
James E Feng, David Novikov, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Ran Schwarzkopf
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most commonly performed inpatient surgical procedure within the USA and is estimated to reach 3.48 million procedures annually by 2030. As value-based care initiatives continue to focus on hospital readmission rates and patient satisfaction, it has become essential for health care providers to develop and implement a multidisciplinary approach to enhance TKA outcomes while minimizing unnecessary expenditures. Through this necessity, clinical care pathways have been developed to standardize, organize, and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care while simultaneously encouraging the collaboration among various medical care providers...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Tayana Soukup, Benjamin W Lamb, Sonal Arora, Ara Darzi, Nick Sevdalis, James Sa Green
In many health care systems globally, cancer care is driven by multidisciplinary cancer teams (MDTs). A large number of studies in the past few years and across different literature have been performed to better understand how these teams work and how they manage patient care. The aim of our literature review is to synthesize current scientific and clinical understanding on cancer MDTs and their organization; this, in turn, should provide an up-to-date summary of the current knowledge that those planning or leading cancer services can use as a guide for service implementation or improvement...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Guowei Li, Mariam Kamel, Yanling Jin, Michael Kuan Xu, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Zainab Samaan, Mitchell Ah Levine, Lehana Thabane
Aim: Article retraction is a measure taken by journals or authors where there is evidence of research misconduct or error, redundancy, plagiarism or unethical research. Recently, the retraction of scientific publications has been on the rise. In this survey, we aimed to describe the characteristics and distribution of retracted articles and the reasons for retractions. Methods: We searched retracted articles on the PubMed database and Retraction Watch website from 1980 to February 2016...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Charic D Farinango, Juan S Benavides, Jesús D Cerón, Diego M López, Rosa E Álvarez
Background: Previous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of information and communication technologies to support healthy lifestyle interventions. In particular, personal health record systems (PHR-Ss) empower self-care, essential to support lifestyle changes. Approaches such as the user-centered design (UCD), which is already a standard within the software industry (ISO 9241-210:2010), provide specifications and guidelines to guarantee user acceptance and quality of eHealth systems...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Nikolai A Kolchak, Maria K Tetarnikova, Maria S Theodoropoulou, Alexandra P Michalopoulou, Demetrios S Theodoropoulos
Introduction: The course of psoriasis relies on a variety of metabolic and immunological parameters. Identification of underlying pro-inflammatory conditions and their control is desired for optimal management. Background: Increased prevalence of serum markers for celiac disease has been reported among patients with psoriasis. The likelihood of occult celiac disease in a subpopulation of patients has been postulated and gluten-free diets have been reported to be effective...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Vittorio D'Aguanno, Massimo Ralli, Marco de Vincentiis, Antonio Greco
Cogan's syndrome (CS) is a rare disorder characterized by nonsyphilitic interstitial keratitis (IK) and audio-vestibular symptoms. CS affects mainly young Caucasian adults, mostly during their first three decades of age, and may develop into typical and atypical variants. Typical CS manifests primarily with IK and hearing loss, whereas atypical CS usually presents with inflammatory ocular manifestations in association with audio-vestibular symptoms but mostly different Ménière-like symptoms and, more frequently, with systemic inflammation (70%), of which vasculitis is the pathogenic mechanism...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Janice Du Mont, Daisy Kosa, Sheila Macdonald, Robin Mason
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2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Signe Tretteteig, Solfrid Vatne, Anne Marie Mork Rokstad
Background: In addition to care-related burdens, most caregivers of a person with dementia perceive a variety of positive and satisfying experiences, such as feeling needed and useful in their family caregiving role. "Meaning-focused coping" describes both positive and negative emotions in periods with high levels of stress. Day care service may have the potential to increase caregivers' positive experiences and meaning-focused coping, and positively influence interpersonal relationships between those giving care and those receiving care...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Markay Hopps, Laura Iadeluca, Margaret McDonald, Geoffrey T Makinson
Background: Family caregiving is an increasingly important component of care for patients and the elderly. Objective: The aim of this study is to characterize the burden of family caregiving among employed adults. Methods: Employed adults (≥18 years) from the 2013 US National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) were classified as family caregivers if they reported currently caring for at least one adult relative. Chi-square tests and one-way analyses of variance assessed whether employed caregivers, weighted to the US population, differed from employed non-caregivers on behavioral characteristics, workplace productivity, and health care resource utilization...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Drasti Patel, Christine Koehmstedt, Rebecca Jones, Nathan T Coffey, Xinsheng Cai, Steven Garfinkel, Dahlia M Shaewitz, Ali A Weinstein
Purpose: Research examining the utilization of evidence-based practice (EBP) specifically among rehabilitation clinicians is limited. The objective of this study was to examine how various rehabilitative clinicians including physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and physiatrists are gaining access to literature and whether they are able to implement the available research into practice. Methods: A total of 21 total clinicians were interviewed via telephone...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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