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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919774/optimizing-post-acute-care-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-rehabilitation-perspective
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REVIEW
Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan, Mary P Galea
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. Therapeutic advances and improved survival rates of women with BC have implications for long-term impact on disability, psychological function and quality of life (QoL), which may be amenable to rehabilitation. The focus of rehabilitation is on managing disability, reducing sequelae and symptoms, and enhancing participation and societal reintegration, to achieve the highest possible independence and the best QoL...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919773/sickle-cell-retinopathy-improving-care-with-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#2
REVIEW
Farid Menaa, Barkat Ali Khan, Bushra Uzair, Abder Menaa
Sickle cell retinopathy (SCR) is the most representative ophthalmologic complication of sickle cell disease (SCD), a hemoglobinopathy affecting both adults and children. SCR presents a wide spectrum of manifestations and may even lead to irreversible vision loss if not properly diagnosed and treated at the earliest. Over the past decade, multidisciplinary research developments have focused upon systemic, genetic, and ocular risk factors of SCR, enabling the clinician to better diagnose and manage these patients...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860800/effectiveness-of-a-diabetes-mellitus-pictorial-diary-handbook-program-for-middle-aged-and-elderly-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-quasi-experimental-study-at-taladnoi-primary-care-unit-saraburi-thailand
#3
Rapat Eknithiset, Ratana Somrongthong
AIM: The research question is "How does a diabetes mellitus (DM) pictorial diary handbook (PDHB) affect the knowledge, practice, and HbA1c among patients with DM type 2?" The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a PDHB program among middle-aged and elderly patients with DM type 2 in primary care units in Thailand. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental study design was applied. DM type 2 patients were recruited in the PDHB program by a simple random sampling method...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860799/implementation-of-the-short-term-assessment-of-risk-and-treatability-over-two-phases
#4
Erik Kroppan, Kåre Nonstad, Runar Busch Iversen, Erik Søndenaa
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START) has provided a strong evidence base to predict a range of problem behaviors. The implementation of START and adaptation of the services to the use of START have so far been sparsely described in the literature. The purpose of this study was to describe the continuation and the interdisciplinarity of risk assessments through the two phases. METHODS: Over a period of 10 years, the forensic mental health services at Brøset has implemented START in two phases: initially with implementing the instrument (2005-2009) and secondarily by customizing the instrument to everyday treatment and planning (since 2009)...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860798/beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome-providing-integrated-care
#5
REVIEW
Sinem Nihal Esatoglu, Zekayi Kutlubay, Didar Ucar, Ibrahim Hatemi, Ugur Uygunoglu, Aksel Siva, Gulen Hatemi
Behçet's syndrome (BS) is a multisystem vasculitis that presents with a variety of mucocutaneous manifestations such as oral and genital ulcers, papulopustular lesions and erythema nodosum as well as ocular, vascular, gastrointestinal and nervous system involvement. Although it occurs worldwide, it is especially prevalent in the Far East and around the Mediterranean Sea. Male gender and younger age at disease onset are associated with a more severe disease course. The management of BS depends on the severity of symptoms...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860797/surveying-the-effect-of-a-self-care-education-program-on-severity-of-nausea-and-emesis-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-under-chemotherapy
#6
Saba Karimi, Behnam Reza Makhsosi, Seyed Jalil Seyedi-Andi, Maryam Behzadi, Yasaman Moghofeh, Kourosh Mohammadinasrabadi, Alireza Abdi, Pegah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer is one of the main causes of mortality in both developed and developing countries, including Iran. One of the treatments available for colorectal cancer is chemotherapy, of which nausea and emesis are the side effects. Owing to problems in controlling the side effects, a combination of medicine and non-medicine interventions is usually used. Self-care is one of the non-medicine interventions in this regard. The present study was aimed at surveying the effect of a self-care education program on severity of nausea and emesis in colorectal cancer patients under chemotherapy...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860796/the-positive-effects-of-a-peer-led-intervention-system-for-individuals-with-a-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome
#7
Aree Sanee, Ratana Somrongthong, Samlee Plianbangchang
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major health risk in Thailand. Although it is reported that females have a higher rate of MetS than males, very few peer-led intervention studies have been conducted on specific groups, such as seamstresses, at risk of MetS. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a peer-led intervention program on reducing MetS risk factors in individuals working in Thai Uniform Sewing Military Factories. METHODS: A quasiexperimental program was introduced using a pre- and posttest design that was applied to female sewing factory workers selected for this research...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860795/key-factors-influencing-allied-health-research-capacity-in-a-large-australian-metropolitan-health-district
#8
Jennifer A Alison, Bill Zafiropoulos, Robert Heard
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify key factors affecting research capacity and engagement of allied health professionals working in a large metropolitan health service. Identifying such factors will assist in determining strategies for building research capacity in allied health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 276 allied health professionals working within the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) completed the Research Capacity in Context Tool (RCCT) that measures research capacity and culture across three domains: organization, team, and individual...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860794/nursing-schools-and-academic-health-centers-toward-improved-alignment-and-a-synergistic-partnership
#9
Azita Emami, Darcy Jaffe, Paula Minton-Foltz, Grace Parker, Susan Manfredi, Theresa Braungardt, Kelly W Marley, Laura Cooley, Staishy Bostick Siem
This paper presents the findings from a national survey which the University of Washington conducted among leaders of 32 US academic nursing institutions that are part of academic health centers (AHCs) and complements these findings with results from a separate report by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. While expressing overall satisfaction with their AHC relationships, these leaders find that nursing is often given greater parity in matters of education and research than in mission setting, financial, and governance matters...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740400/multidisciplinary-care-of-craniosynostosis
#10
REVIEW
Edward P Buchanan, Yunfeng Xue, Amy S Xue, Asaf Olshinka, Sandi Lam
The management of craniosynostosis, especially in the setting of craniofacial syndromes, is ideally done in a multidisciplinary clinic with a team focused toward comprehensive care. Craniosynostosis is a congenital disorder of the cranium, caused by the premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures. This fusion results in abnormal cranial growth due to the inability of the involved sutures to accommodate the growing brain. Skull growth occurs only at the patent sutures, resulting in an abnormal head shape...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740399/a-safety-culture-assessment-by-mixed-methods-at-a-public-maternity-and-infant-hospital-in-china
#11
Tita Alissa Listyowardojo, Xiaoling Yan, Stephen Leyshon, Bobbie Ray-Sannerud, Xin Yan Yu, Kai Zheng, Tao Duan
OBJECTIVE: To assess safety culture at a public maternity hospital in Shanghai, China, using a sequential mixed methods approach. The study was part of a bigger study looking at the application of the mixed methods approach to assess safety culture in health care in different organizations and countries. METHODOLOGY: A mixed methods approach was utilized by first distributing the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire measuring six safety culture dimensions and five independent items to all hospital staff (n=1482) working in 18 departments at a single hospital...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721064/lived-experiences-of-iranian-parents-of-beta-thalassemia-children
#12
Aziz Shahraki-Vahed, Mohammadreza Firouzkouhi, Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad, Jamile Ghalgaie
INTRODUCTION: Thalassemia is a chronic blood disease, which imposes adverse effects on patients and their families. Parents of such patients, given that they had the thalassemia trait, hold themselves responsible for their children's disease in addition to other difficulties, bear the burden of guilt and hopelessness and worry about the health and future of their children. This study aimed to explore the lived experiences of parents of children with thalassemia. METHODS: The present research was conducted using a descriptive phenomenological approach...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684916/simulated-interprofessional-learning-activities-for-rural-health-care-services-perceptions-of-health-care-students
#13
Selina Taylor, Yaqoot Fatima, Navaratnam Lakshman, Helen Roberts
BACKGROUND: The literature on interprofessional learning (IPL) has limited empirical evidence on the impact of simulated IPL sessions in promoting collaborative health care services in rural settings. This study aims to explore health care students' perception of the relevance of simulated IPL for rural health care services. METHODS: Three focus group interviews were held with pre-registration medical, pharmacy, and allied health students (n=22). Students worked together to manage complex simulation scenarios in small interprofessional teams...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652761/understanding-the-impact-of-interprofessional-collaboration-on-the-quality-of-care-a-case-report-from-a-small-scale-resource-limited-health-care-environment
#14
Jamiu O Busari, Franka M Moll, Ashley J Duits
BACKGROUND: A critical assessment of current health care practices, as well as the training needs of various health care providers, is crucial for improving patient care. Several approaches have been proposed for defining these needs with attention on communication as a key competency for effective collaboration. Taking our cultural context, resource limitations, and small-scale setting into account, we researched the applicability of a mixed focus group approach for analysis of the communication between doctors and nurses, as well as the measures for improvement...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579793/future-challenges-for-occupational-health-services-can-be-prevented-by-proactive-collaboration-with-the-companies-using-the-services-a-participatory-and-reflection-project
#15
Marie Lydell, Cathrine Hildingh, Arne Söderbom, Kristina Ziegert
BACKGROUND: There is clearly a need for research in the field of occupational health service (OHS) for applying new perspectives. Proactive collaboration is needed between the OHSs and the companies. The customers of the companies using the services should be able to safeguard themselves from the health problems caused by the work environment through proactive collaboration with the OHSs. OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this interdisciplinary study was to explore how the stakeholders reflected to create and agree on core values for future challenges in OHS, as seen from the perspectives of OHS professionals and customer companies...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579792/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-improving-care-with-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#16
REVIEW
Anne Hogden, Geraldine Foley, Robert D Henderson, Natalie James, Samar M Aoun
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, leading to death within an average of 2-3 years. A cure is yet to be found, and a single disease-modifying treatment has had a modest effect in slowing disease progression. Specialized multidisciplinary ALS care has been shown to extend survival and improve patients' quality of life, by providing coordinated interprofessional care that seeks to address the complex needs of this patient group. This review examines the nature of specialized multidisciplinary care in ALS and draws on a broad range of evidence that has shaped current practice...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503067/interdisciplinary-collaboration-in-reablement-a-qualitative-study
#17
Arvid Birkeland, Hanne Tuntland, Oddvar Førland, Frode Fadnes Jakobsen, Eva Langeland
BACKGROUND: In-depth knowledge regarding interdisciplinary collaboration, a key feature in reablement, is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate how the interdisciplinary collaboration in reablement worked in a Norwegian context. SAMPLE AND METHODS: Seven focus group interviews were conducted with 33 health care providers working in interdisciplinary reablement teams in seven municipalities across the country. The focus group interviews were transcribed and an hermeneutical analysis was conducted...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461755/a-current-affair-electrotherapy-in-wound-healing
#18
REVIEW
Jerome Hunckler, Achala de Mel
New developments in accelerating wound healing can have immense beneficial socioeconomic impact. The wound healing process is a highly orchestrated series of mechanisms where a multitude of cells and biological cascades are involved. The skin battery and current of injury mechanisms have become topics of interest for their influence in chronic wounds. Electrostimulation therapy of wounds has shown to be a promising treatment option with no-device-related adverse effects. This review presents an overview of the understanding and use of applied electrical current in various aspects of wound healing...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461754/a-qualitative-study-examining-health-literacy-and-chronic-illness-self-management-in-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-older-adults
#19
Robin J Jacobs, Raymond L Ownby, Amarilis Acevedo, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
PURPOSE: Chronic illness and low levels of health literacy affect health outcomes for many individuals, particularly older adults and racial/ethnic minorities. This study sought to understand the knowledge, strengths, and areas of need regarding self-management of chronic illness in order to lay the groundwork for content development of an intervention to increase health literacy and maximize patient engagement in chronic disease self-care. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In-depth, qualitative interviews were conducted in Spanish and English with 25 older adults with various chronic illnesses...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435283/unlocking-the-black-box-of-practice-improvement-strategies-to-implement-surgical-safety-checklists-a-process-evaluation
#20
Brigid M Gillespie, Kyra Hamilton, Dianne Ball, Joanne Lavin, Therese Gardiner, Teresa K Withers, Andrea P Marshall
BACKGROUND: Compliance with surgical safety checklists (SSCs) has been associated with improvements in clinical processes such as antibiotic use, correct site marking, and overall safety processes. Yet, proper execution has been difficult to achieve. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to undertake a process evaluation of four knowledge translation (KT) strategies used to implement the Pass the Baton (PTB) intervention which was designed to improve utilization of the SSC...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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