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Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

Astrid Fjell, Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Nina Carstens, Arvid Rongve, Lars M Rosseland Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug, Anne-Marie Boström
Background: Preventive home visits (PHV) may contribute to identify risks and needs in older people, and thereby delay the onset of functional decline and illness, otherwise often followed by home care or admission to hospital or nursing homes. There is a need to increase knowledge about which factors are associated with different risk areas among older people, so that the PHV questionnaire focuses on relevant tests and questions to make the PHV more specific and have a clear focus and purpose...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Sumitra Sharma, Bhuvan Kc, Asmita Khatri
Introduction: Male involvement in reproductive health is an essential component in promoting maternal and family health. In Nepal, men are not actively engaged in most maternal and child health (MCH) services nor in other reproductive health programs. There is a need to know about the understanding of key professionals in such practices. This study explores gendered perspectives among teachers and health professionals to understand the factors contributing to male involvement in reproductive health...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Jörg W Kirchhoff, Kirsti Lauvli Andersen, Lise Aagaard Sørby, Hilde Marie Andreassen, Eli-Anne Skaug, Anne Karine Roos, Liv Solveig Tvete, Ann Karin Helgesen
Purpose: Previous studies show that the hospital environment and the behavior of health care personnel may predict patients' perceptions of care quality. The aim of the study was to explore changes in perceived care quality from the patients' perspective (QPP) when hospital services are relocated from an old to a new high-tech hospital and to describe what is important for patients in the high-tech hospital. Patients and methods: A comparative cross-sectional design was used...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Turki M Alanzi, Bashayr Alshahrani
Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of social media in the Radiology Department at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Saudi Arabia. Methods: The research was a cross-sectional study in which 90 workers from the staff personnel of the Radiology Department at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare were invited to a web-based survey using Google Forms. Fifty-seven participants responded to the survey (63%). Basic descriptive statistics were used to analyze the responses...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Tadashi Kamio, Ayako Kajiwara, Yusuke Iizuka, Junji Shiotsuka, Masamitsu Sanui
Purpose: The lack of recognition of respiratory distress may result in emergency tracheal intubation in the general ward. However, few studies have examined the differences in the frequency of vital sign measurement between patients with and without emergency tracheal intubation in the general ward. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the differences in the frequency of vital sign measurements between patients with and without emergency tracheal intubation. Patients and methods: This is a single-center, retrospective, observational study of unplanned intensive care unit (ICU) admissions from the general wards between December 2015 and February 2017...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Noorulain Khalid, Chandni Rajesh Patel, Aryan Maleki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Endang Lestari, Renée E Stalmeijer, Doni Widyandana, Albert Scherpbier
Background: Faculty members play crucial roles as facilitators of learning for effective inter-professional education (IPE). However, faculty attitudes are reported to be barriers to successful implementation of IPE initiatives within health care education settings. This study aimed to investigate the following: 1) health care faculty members' attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and IPE; 2) factors affecting faculty members' perception toward IPC and IPE; and 3) health care professionals' perceptions toward factors that hamper the quality of IPC, and whether IPE is a possible remedy for the situation...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Arden L Corter, May Lynn Quan, Frances L Wright, Erin D Kennedy, Marko Ri Simunovic, Juliet Shao, Nancy N Baxter
Background: Young women with breast cancer (YWBC) experience worse medical and psychosocial outcomes than their older counterparts. Early input from a multidisciplinary team via pre-treatment multidisciplinary cancer conferences (pMCCs) may be important for addressing the complex needs of YWBC. However, pMCCs are not common. This study has two parts: a survey and workshop aimed at assessing clinicians' perspectives on pMCCs, including the importance of pMCCs in the care of YWBC, as well as barriers to, and strategies for supporting their implementation...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Turki Alanzi
Purpose: In this paper I present a perspective of mobile health (mHealth) technologies for diabetes in conjunction with an overview of the current status of mHealth technologies for diabetes self-management and the clinical evidence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, a small survey to identify the barriers to mHealth for diabetes care in the Kingdom and the relevant solutions are discussed. Participants and methods: In order to study the relevant obstacles for adopting mHealth solutions for diabetes care and to suggest appropriate solutions, a small survey study was conducted with a specific questionnaire deployed to >40 anonymous leading health care professionals and decision-makers of the Kingdom...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Orjan Skogar, Mats Nilsson
Background: Non-motor symptoms (NMS) are frequent in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). Clinical expressions, postulated pathophysiological mechanisms, and responsiveness to antiparkinson medication represent differences between IPD and secondary Parkinsonism (SP). Objective: To evaluate NMS expressions in IPD, SP, and a matched control group. Methods: The accepted criteria for IPD and SP were controlled for the participants who were consecutively recruited at two outdoor patient clinics...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Kerri Lynn Schellenberg, Gregory Hansen
Purpose: Multidisciplinary clinics (MDC) have become the standard of care for management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). No studies however, have captured patients' perspectives during a transition to ALS MDCs. Recently, an ALS MDC emerged from a single-physician clinic in Saskatoon, Canada, providing patients with a unique exposure to two different models of care. Patients and methods: Fifteen patients with ALS participated in semi-structured interviews that were digitally recorded and transcribed...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Maha A Bahammam
Purpose: This study aims to assess the awareness and practices of dental and medical practitioners regarding the bidirectional relationship between periodontal diseases and diabetes mellitus. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional survey of randomly selected dentists and physicians practicing in Jeddah. Participants were asked several questions concerning their awareness and practices on periodontal complications, and the bidirectional link between periodontal diseases and diabetes mellitus (DM)...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Yanling Jin, Nitika Sanger, Ieta Shams, Candice Luo, Hamnah Shahid, Guowei Li, Meha Bhatt, Laura Zielinski, Bianca Bantoto, Mei Wang, Luciana Pf Abbade, Ikunna Nwosu, Alvin Leenus, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Muhammad Maaz, Yaping Chang, Guangwen Sun, Mitchell Ah Levine, Jonathan D Adachi, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
Purpose: Reporting guidelines (eg, Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials [CONSORT] statement) are intended to improve reporting standards and enhance the transparency and reproducibility of research findings. Despite accessibility of such guidelines, researchers are not required to adhere to them. Our goal was to determine the current status of reporting quality in the medical literature and examine whether adherence of reporting guidelines has improved since the inception of reporting guidelines...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Alexander Collins, Mohamad Zeina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Madeline R Sterling, Amy L Shaw, Peggy Bk Leung, Monika M Safford, Christine D Jones, Emma K Tsui, Diana Delgado
Background: Home care workers (HCWs), which include home health aides and personal care aides, are increasingly used by heart failure (HF) patients for post-acute care and long-term assistance. Despite their growing presence, they have largely been left out of HF research and interventions. This systematic review was aimed to 1) describe utilization patterns of HCWs by adults with HF, 2) examine the effect of HCWs on HF outcomes, and 3) review HF interventions that involve HCWs. Methods: Five electronic databases (Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Cochrane Library [Wiley], CINAHL [EBSCO], and AgeLine [EBSCO]) were searched from inception through August 4, 2017...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Fatimah Alshakhs, Turki Alanzi
Purpose: The objective of this study is to evaluate the perception of health-care professionals in Saudi Arabia toward the usages of social media in health-care delivery. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, an online-based questionnaire was distributed among the health-care professionals residing in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Their perception toward the uses of social media in health-care service delivery was evaluated by analyzing their attitude toward its benefits and risks involved...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Melissa K Myers, Claire L Jansson-Knodell, Darrell R Schroeder, John G O'Meara, Sara L Bonnes, John T Ratelle
Background: Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is an effective means of preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) among medical inpatients. Compared with unfractionated heparin, LMWH is equivalent or superior in efficacy and risk of bleeding. Despite its advantages, LMWH is underused in VTE prophylaxis for general-medicine patients hospitalized at our institution. Thus, a quality improvement (QI) initiative was undertaken to increase LMWH use for VTE prophylaxis among medical patients hospitalized on resident teaching services...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Ingmarie Skoglund, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Dominique Hange
Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore how patients on sick leave experienced and perceived the early collaboration work model (ECM) for rehabilitation. Patients and methods: Data were collected via focus group discussions and individual interviews with 15 patients on sick leave, at nine primary health care centers. The systematic text condensation method described by Malterud was used for thematic analysis of meaning and content of data across cases. Results: The participants perceived that sharing experiences with others in a similar situation was restorative...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Yousef S Khader, Mohammad S Alyahya, Nihaya A Al-Sheyab, Khulood K Shattnawi, Hind Rajeh Saqer, Anwar Batieha
Objectives: This study aimed to assess the maternal and newborn services in Jordanian hospitals to provide policymakers, health professionals, and researchers with a clear picture about the current status of maternal and newborn health services. Methods: A total of 32 main hospitals that provide maternity services in Jordan were assessed. The study involved direct observations of these hospitals and interviews with basic health and hospital staff, with the purpose of assessing and evaluating the availability of various services for mothers and newborns, availability of resources, equipment and supplies, documentation and staff training, and provision of the health care services...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Katarina Lindstedt, Kerstin Neander, Lars Kjellin, Sanna Aila Gustafsson
Background: As suffering from an eating disorder often entails restrictions on a person's everyday life, one can imagine that it is an important aspect of recovery to help young people learn to balance stressful demands and expectations in areas like the school environment and spare-time activities that include different forms of interpersonal relationships. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate how adolescents with experience from a restrictive eating disorder describe their illness and their time in treatment in relation to social contexts outside the family...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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