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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905083/assessing-exercises-recommended-for-women-at-risk-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-using-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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Tania Tian, Stephanie Budgett, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey Hayward, James Stinear, Jennifer Kruger
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a widely held, but untested, belief that certain exercises and activities generate intraabdominal pressure (IAP) that may compromise the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Women with, or at risk of, pelvic floor disorders are advised therefore to refrain from these exercises and activities in order to theoretically protect their pelvic floor. The aim of this study was to compare IAPs generated during exercises of different types that are recommended to women as pelvic floor "safe" with those generated during the corresponding conventional exercises that women are typically cautioned against...
September 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882813/perceptions-of-health-related-information-on-facebook-cross-sectional-study-among-vietnamese-youths
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Melvyn Wb Zhang, Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Thi Le, Hinh Duc Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Carl A Latkin, Roger Cm Ho
BACKGROUND: While health information websites may have previously been the core source of information about health-related conditions on the Internet, social networking sites are increasingly replacing those websites as a source of health-related information. The increasingly popularity of social networking sites among the general population has consequential impact on health policies as well as health-related interventions. To date, there remains a paucity of research conducted in developing countries like Vietnam looking at the influence of social networking sites...
September 7, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880756/how-greek-nurses-perceive-and-overcome-the-barriers-in-implementing-treatment-for-pressure-ulcers-against-the-odds
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E Kaba, M Kelesi, A Stavropoulou, D Moustakas, G Fasoi
OBJECTIVE: Although the occurrence of pressure ulcers (PUs) is now considered as an indicator of poor quality nursing care, questions and concerns remain regarding situations where PUs were unavoidable, irrespective of the care provided. The aim of this study was to explore Greek nurses' perceptions about the barriers involved and to identify the factors that influence care planning in PU treatment. METHOD: A grounded theory approach was used and semi-structured interviews were conducted with nurses who provided pressure care to clients in a rehabilitation centre in Greece...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873981/-his-native-hot-country-1-racial-science-and-environment-in-antebellum-american-medical-thought
#4
Christopher D Willoughby
Relying on a close reading of more than 4,000 medicals student theses, this essay explores the evolving medical approaches to race and environment in the early national and antebellum United States and highlights the role that medical school pedagogy played in disseminating and elaborating racial theory. Specifically, it considers the influence of racial science on medical concepts of the relationship of bodies to climates. At their core, monogenesis-belief in a single, unified human race-and polygenesis-the belief that each race was created separately-were theories about the human body's connections to the natural world...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873408/-we-need-people-to-collaborate-together-against-this-disease-a-qualitative-exploration-of-perceptions-of-dengue-fever-control-in-caregivers-of-children-under-5-years-in-the-peruvian-amazon
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Amy L Frank, Emily R Beales, Gilles de Wildt, Graciela Meza Sanchez, Laura L Jones
BACKGROUND: Dengue Fever presents a significant and growing burden of disease to endemic countries, where children are at particular risk. Worldwide, no effective anti-viral treatment has been identified, thus vector control is key for disease prevention, particularly in Peru where no vaccine is currently available. This qualitative study aimed to explore the perceptions of dengue control in caregivers' of children under 5 years in Peru, to help direct future mosquito control programmes and strategy...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868210/stroke-investigative-research-and-education-network-public-outreach-and-engagement
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A Singh, C Jenkins, B Calys-Tagoe, O S Arulogun, S Sarfo, B Ovbiagele, A Akpalu, S Melikam, E Uvere, M O Owolabi
Stroke is becoming a leading cause of disability and death, and a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network (SIREN) seeks to comprehensively characterize the genomic, sociocultural, economic, and behavioral risk factors for stroke and to build effective teams for research to address and decrease the burden of stroke and other non-communicable diseases in SSA. One of the first steps to address this goal was to effectively engage the communities that suffer high burdens of disease in SSA...
April 2017: Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860724/-patients-understanding-is-the-problem-physicians-views-of-nonadherence-among-arabs-with-type-2-diabetes
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Mohammad Waheedi, Fatima B Jeragh-Alhaddad, Abdelmoneim Ismail Awad, Hannes Enlund
PURPOSE: Nonadherence to diabetes medication is a significant barrier toward achieving positive treatment outcomes. There is an abundance of research looking at the problem from the patient perspective, but less from the provider perspective. The Middle East region has one of the highest prevalences of type 2 diabetes in the world, with special cultural characteristics, which require research attention. The aim of this study was to explore the views of primary-care physicians on medication nonadherence among type 2 diabetes patients...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858695/interest-in-and-reactions-to-genetic-risk-information-the-role-of-implicit-theories-and-self-affirmation
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Jennifer M Taber, William M P Klein, Susan Persky, Rebecca A Ferrer, Annette R Kaufman, Chan L Thai, Peter R Harris
RATIONALE: Implicit theories reflect core assumptions about whether human attributes are malleable or fixed: Incremental theorists believe a characteristic is malleable whereas entity theorists believe it is fixed. People with entity theories about health may be less likely to engage in risk-mitigating behavior. Spontaneous self-affirmation (e.g., reflecting on one's values when threatened) may lessen defensiveness and unhealthy behaviors associated with fixed beliefs, and reduce the likelihood of responding to health risk information with fixed beliefs...
August 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836184/grand-theft-auto-is-a-sandbox-game-but-there-are-weapons-criminals-and-prostitutes-in-the-sandbox-response-to-ferguson-and-donnellan-2017
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EDITORIAL
Alessandro Gabbiadini, Brad J Bushman, Paolo Riva, Luca Andrighetto, Chiara Volpato
In this issue, (Ferguson, C. J., & Donnellan, B. D., Journal of Youth and and Adolescence, published online 21 June 2017) criticize one of our studies (Gabbiadini, A., Riva, P., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C., & Bushman, B. J., PLoS ONE, 11: 1-14, 2016) that found violent sexist video games can reduce empathy for female violence victims in male players who identify with violent male game characters, and do so by increasing masculine beliefs. Their main criticism is a "straw person" argument built on a claim that we never made (i...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835847/patient-perspectives-of-an-individualized-diabetes-care-management-plan
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Ashley N Saucier, Benjamin Ansa, Janis Coffin, Mariam Akhtar, Andre Miller, Holly Mahoney, Denise M Hodo, Carla Duffie, Brittney Fontenot, Holly E Andrews, Selina A Smith
PURPOSE: This cross sectional study examines patients' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about a diabetic care management plan (DCMP) that was developed to provide patient education on diabetes guidelines and display individual diabetic core measures. Secondary objectives included a comparison of diabetic core measures [hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and urine microalbumin (Um)] before and after DCMP implementation...
2017: European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835344/identification-of-preliminary-core-outcome-domains-for-communication-about-childhood-vaccination-an-online-delphi-survey
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Jessica Kaufman, Rebecca Ryan, Simon Lewin, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Claire Glenton, Julie Cliff, Angela Oyo-Ita, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Afiong Oku, Heather Ames, Gabriel Rada, Yuri Cartier, Sophie Hill
BACKGROUND: Communication interventions for childhood vaccination are promising strategies to address vaccine hesitancy, but current research is limited by the outcomes measured. Most studies measure only vaccination-related outcomes, with minimal consideration of vaccine hesitancy-relevant intermediate outcomes. This impedes understanding of which interventions or elements are effective. It is also unknown which outcomes are important to the range of stakeholders affected by vaccine hesitancy...
August 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825530/women-s-experiences-beliefs-and-knowledge-of-urinary-symptoms-in-the-postpartum-period-and-the-perceptions-of-health-professionals-a-grounded-theory-study
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Ann R Wagg, Sally Kendall, Frances Bunn
Aim This study aimed to explore, describe and enhance understanding of women's experiences, beliefs and knowledge of urinary symptoms in the postpartum period and also sought to understand the perceptions of health professionals of these issues. BACKGROUND: Women often take no action with regard to urinary symptoms particularly in the postnatal period, which can lead to the adoption of coping mechanisms or normalisation of symptoms. The true prevalence is difficult to assess due to differing age groups and time spans in studies...
September 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805246/associations-between-belief-inflexibility-and-dimensions-of-delusions-a-meta-analytic-review-of-two-approaches-to-assessing-belief-flexibility
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Chen Zhu, Xiaoqi Sun, Suzanne Ho-Wai So
OBJECTIVES: Belief inflexibility has been suggested to maintain delusions. Different measures of assessing belief inflexibility have been developed, and it remains unclear whether patients with delusions display belief inflexibility similarly across measures. As delusions consist of multiple dimensions, the aim of this meta-analytic review was to examine how belief inflexibility is related to different aspects of delusions (conviction, distress, and preoccupation) and to compare these associations between interview-based and task-based measures of belief inflexibility...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794064/children-forgotten-in-hot-cars-a-mental-models-approach-for-improving-public-health-messaging
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Castle A Williams, Andrew J Grundstein
INTRODUCTION: On average, in the USA, 37 young children die every year due to vehicular heatstroke. Additionally, over half of these incidents occur when a parent/caregiver forgets a child in a vehicle. While various governmental and child safety advocacy groups have worked to raise awareness about these tragedies, rigorous studies have yet to be conducted that examine the current understanding and effectiveness of this public health messaging. METHODS: This study will employ a mental models approach in order to identify differences that exist between experts' and parents'/caregivers' knowledge and beliefs surrounding the topic of children forgotten in hot cars...
August 9, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791792/the-role-of-feared-possible-selves-in-obsessive-compulsive-and-related-disorders-a-comparative-analysis-of-a-core-cognitive-self-construct-in-clinical-samples
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Frederick Aardema, Richard Moulding, Gabriele Melli, Adam S Radomsky, Guy Doron, Jean-Sebastien Audet, Magali Purcell-Lalonde
Increasingly, cognitive-behavioural models have been considering the role of beliefs about the self in the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including sensitive domains of self-concept and feared self-perceptions. This has led to the development of the Fear of Self Questionnaire (FSQ; Aardema et al., ), which has shown strong internal consistency, divergent and convergent validity, and found to be a major predictor of unwanted thoughts and impulses (i.e., repugnant obsessions)...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749523/questionnaire-of-core-beliefs-related-to-drug-use-and-craving-for-assessment-of-relapse-risk
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José Miguel Martínez-González, Raquel Vilar López, Oscar Lozano-Rojas, Antonio Verdejo-García
This study was aimed at designing a questionnaire for the assessment of addiction-related core beliefs and craving. The sample comprised 215 patients (85.8% males and 14.2% females) in treatment for dependence to alcohol (40%), cocaine (36.3%) and cannabis (23.7%). Descriptive statistics were used to characterize the sample. Variance, regression and factorial analyses were conducted to study the questionnaire structure and its relation with variables such as abstinence and craving. Items about drug-related beliefs yielded a four-factor structure: what patient think that they could not do without drug use, lack of withdrawal, conditions required to use drugs again, and use of drugs as the only way to feel good...
July 12, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743174/the-effectiveness-of-a-group-intervention-to-facilitate-posttraumatic-growth-among-women-with-breast-cancer
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Catarina Ramos, Pedro Alexandre Costa, Tânia Rudnicki, Ana Lúcia Marôco, Isabel Leal, Raquel Guimarães, José Luís Fougo, Richard G Tedeschi
OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal study tested the effectiveness of a group intervention designed to facilitate Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). The effects of group participation on components of the PTG model were also explored. METHODS: Sample consisted of 205 women diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer who were either assigned to an intervention group (n = 58) or to a control group (n = 147). PTG, challenge to core beliefs, and rumination (intrusive and deliberate) were assessed at baseline (T1), at 6 months (T2) and at 12 months after baseline (T3)...
July 25, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729129/exploring-beliefs-on-diabetes-treatment-adherence-among-dutch-type-2-diabetes-patients-and-healthcare-providers
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S Vluggen, C Hoving, N C Schaper, H de Vries
OBJECTIVE: Despite well-known beneficial effects, adherence to core elements of diabetes treatment is suboptimal. This study, conducted in the Netherlands, aimed to explore if and how treatment adherence success factors are applied in diabetes consultations, and to explore salient personal beliefs about type 2 diabetes treatment including both healthy lifestyle adaptations and pharmacotherapy. METHODS: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews among nine Dutch healthcare providers predominantly involved in diabetes management and 19 Dutch type 2 diabetes patients...
July 12, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720270/cancer-through-black-eyes-the-views-of-uk-based-black-men-towards-cancer-a-constructivist-grounded-theory-study
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Betselot Mulugeta, Susan Williamson, Rob Monks, Thomas Hack, Kinta Beaver
PURPOSE: Little is known about black African (BA) and black African-Caribbean (BAC) men's views towards cancer; yet culture and acculturation can contribute to the way in which people understand, explain and develop their attitudes towards cancer. Hence, cancer prevention and early detection strategies may not be sensitive to United Kingdom (UK)-based black men's views, affecting their awareness of risk factors and early detection services. This study explored the views of UK-based BA and BAC men towards cancer...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712689/enhancing-medical-curricula-the-role-of-a-1-day-plastic-surgery-course-as-an-educational-adjunct-for-medical-students
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Harry V M Spiers, Alexander Zargaran, Aasim Nisar Murtaza, Amal Thomas, Mohammed Adil A Turki, Farida Ali
INTRODUCTION: Plastic surgery is underrepresented in medical school curricula. The St George׳s Surgical Society hosted a 1-day undergraduate course in plastic surgery. Our aim was to introduce students to plastic surgery and teach basic plastic surgical skills. METHODOLOGY: The skills day consisted of lectures from consultants and a core trainee followed by registrar-taught workshops in suturing, tendon repair, and local flap design. Precourse and postcourse questionnaires assessed perceptions of plastic surgery, confidence in performing basic plastic surgical skills, and usefulness of course components...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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