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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922452/impact-of-an-educational-intervention-for-district-nurses-about-preparedness-to-encounter-women-exposed-to-intimate-partner-violence
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Eva Sundborg, Lena Törnkvist, Per Wändell, Nouha Saleh-Stattin
AIM: To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on the preparedness of district nurses at primary healthcare centres to encounter women exposed to intimate partner violence. METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN: An observational quasi-experimental study. Participants were divided into an intervention group (n = 117) and a control group (n = 204), both from the eastern part of Sweden. A group of nurses from across Sweden (the 'national group,' n = 217) was also recruited...
September 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922040/professional-generational-and-gender-differences-in-perception-of-organisational-values-among-israeli-physicians-and-nurses-implications-for-retention
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Sigalit Warshawski, Sivia Barnoy, Ilya Kagan
The global health workforce today is more age diverse than ever before and spans three generations: baby boomers, X and Y generations. Each generation has a distinct set of characteristics, values, and beliefs. This diversity can lead to increased creativity and a greater richness of values and skills, but at the same time it can also lead to value clashes, disrespect, and conflicts. This study aimed to examine professional, generational, and gender differences in the perception of the importance of organisational values among nurses and physicians working in both hospitals and outpatient clinics in Israel...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920724/canadian-military-nurse-deaths-in-the-first-world-war
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Dianne Dodd
This paper examines the lives of sixty-one Canadian Nursing Sisters who served during the First World War, and whose deaths were attributed, more or less equally, to three categories: general illness, Spanish Influenza, and killed in action. The response by Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) physicians to the loss of these early female officers who were, in fact, Canada's first female war casualties, suggests a gendered construction of illness at work in the CAMC. While nurses tried to prove themselves good soldiers, military physicians were quick to attribute their illnesses and deaths to horrific war conditions deemed unsuitable for women...
2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912958/a-nurse-delivered-mental-health-intervention-for-obstetric-fistula-patients-in-tanzania-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melissa H Watt, Mary V Mosha, Alyssa C Platt, Kathleen J Sikkema, Sarah M Wilson, Elizabeth L Turner, Gileard G Masenga
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula has severe psychological consequences, but no evidence-based interventions exist to improve mental health in this population. This pilot trial evaluated a psychological intervention for women receiving surgical care for obstetric fistula. METHODS: A parallel two-armed pilot RCT was conducted between 2014 and 2016. The intervention was six individual sessions, based on psychological theory and delivered by a nurse facilitator. The study was conducted at a tertiary hospital in Moshi, Tanzania...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912248/multi-disciplinary-vascular-access-care-and-access-outcomes-in-people-starting-hemodialysis-therapy
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Simardeep Gill, Robert Quinn, Matthew Oliver, Fareed Kamar, Rameez Kabani, Daniel Devoe, Priyanka Mysore, Neesh Pannu, Jennifer MacRae, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Matthew James, Marcello Tonelli, Adriane Lewin, Ping Liu, Pietro Ravani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fistulas, the preferred form of hemodialysis access, are difficult to establish and maintain. We examined the effect of a multidisciplinary vascular access team, including nurses, surgeons, and radiologists, on the probability of using a fistula catheter-free, and rates of access-related procedures in incident patients receiving hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We examined vascular access outcomes in the first year of hemodialysis treatment before (2004-2005, preteam period) and after the implementation of an access team (2006-2008, early-team period; 2009-2011, late-team period) in the Calgary Health Region, Canada...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910328/non-governmental-organization-facilitation-of-a-community-based-nutrition-and-health-program-effect-on-program-exposure-and-associated-infant-feeding-practices-in-rural-india
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Veena Singh, Saifuddin Ahmed, Michele L Dreyfuss, Usha Kiran, Deepika N Chaudhery, Vinod K Srivastava, Ramesh C Ahuja, Abdullah H Baqui, Gary L Darmstadt, Mathuram Santosham, Keith P West
BACKGROUND: Integrated nutrition and health programs seek to reduce undernutrition by educating child caregivers about infant feeding and care. Data on the quality of program implementation and consequent effects on infant feeding practices are limited. This study evaluated the effectiveness of enhancing a nutrition and health program on breastfeeding and complementary-feeding practices in rural India. METHODS: Utilizing a quasi-experimental design, one of the implementing districts of a Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) nutrition and health program was randomly selected for enhanced services and compared with a district receiving the Government of India's standard nutrition and health package alone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904711/factors-determining-late-antenatal-care-booking-and-the-content-of-care-among-pregnant-mother-attending-antenatal-care-services-in-east-wollega-administrative-zone-west-ethiopia
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Eyasu Ejeta, Regea Dabsu, Olifan Zewdie, Elias Merdassa
INTRODUCTION: Antenatal care (ANC) is important for both maternal and fetal health. However, the existing evidence from developing countries indicates that most pregnant women attending ANC in their late pregnancy. Little is known about the factors determining ANC booking and the content of care among pregnant women in West part of Ethiopia. Therefore, the present study was conducted to identify factors determining late ANC booking and the content of care among pregnant mother attending antenatal care services in East Wollega administrative zone, West Ethiopia...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901005/delivery-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: Delivery arrangements include changes in who receives care and when, who provides care, the working conditions of those who provide care, coordination of care amongst different providers, where care is provided, the use of information and communication technology to deliver care, and quality and safety systems. How services are delivered can have impacts on the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health systems. This broad overview of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify strategies for addressing problems and improve the delivery of services...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892479/towards-chagas-disease-elimination-neonatal-screening-for-congenital-transmission-in-rural-communities
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Pamela Marie Pennington, José Guillermo Juárez, Margarita Rivera Arrivillaga, Sandra María De Urioste-Stone, Katherine Doktor, Joe P Bryan, Clara Yaseli Escobar, Celia Cordón-Rosales
Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease that continues to affect populations living in extreme poverty in Latin America. After successful vector control programs, congenital transmission remains as a challenge to disease elimination. We used the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model to develop strategies for neonatal screening of congenital Chagas disease in rural communities of Guatemala. These communities have persistent high triatomine infestations and low access to healthcare. We used mixed methods with multiple stakeholders to identify and address maternal-infant health behaviors through semi-structured interviews, participatory group meetings, archival reviews and a cross-sectional survey in high risk communities...
September 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888920/comprehensive-integrated-care-model-to-improve-maternal-mental-health
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Elizabeth Q Cox, Christena Raines, Mary Kimmel, Erin Richardson, Alison Stuebe, Samantha Meltzer-Brody
In this article, we describe an integrated care model in a perinatal psychiatry program to improve access to care for women who have mood changes during the perinatal period. A nurse-practitioner trained in psychiatry and obstetrics is embedded in the obstetric clinic, and perinatal nurses, often the first professionals to recognize women who are experiencing mood changes, can easily refer women for follow-up. Barriers, lessons learned, and goals for implementation are described.
September 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888344/plasma-retinol-binding-protein-4-levels-and-the-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-among-women
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Pamela M Rist, Monik C Jiménez, Shelley S Tworoger, Frank B Hu, JoAnn E Manson, Qi Sun, Kathryn M Rexrode
BACKGROUND: Plasma retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels have been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and risk of coronary heart disease, but little is known about the association between RBP4 and the risk of ischemic stroke. We hypothesized that elevated RBP4 levels would be associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke among women. METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study among women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study who provided blood samples between 1989 and 1990 and were free of prior stroke and cancer...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886600/outdoor-light-at-night-and-breast-cancer-incidence-in-the-nurses-health-study-ii
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Peter James, Kimberly A Bertrand, Jaime E Hart, Eva S Schernhammer, Rulla M Tamimi, Francine Laden
BACKGROUND: Animal and epidemiologic studies suggest that exposure to light at night (LAN) may disrupt circadian patterns and decrease nocturnal secretion of melatonin, which may disturb estrogen regulation, leading to increased breast cancer risk. OBJECTIVES: We examined the association between residential outdoor LAN and breast cancer incidence using data from the nationwide U.S.-based Nurses' Health Study II cohort. METHODS: We followed 109,672 women from 1989 through 2013...
August 17, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885951/providers-perspectives-on-barriers-and-facilitators-to-connecting-women-veterans-to-alcohol-related-care-from-primary-care
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Traci H Abraham, Eleanor T Lewis, Michael A Cucciare
BACKGROUND: Unhealthy drinking is relatively common among women U.S. military Veterans. Primary care is often the setting where patients first come into contact with the health care system, and providers in this setting play a critical role in connecting unhealthy drinkers to appropriate care. Little is known about primary care providers' perspectives on factors that affect whether women Veterans presenting to primary care with unhealthy drinking connect to alcohol-related care. Understanding factors that affect whether patients connect to alcohol-related care may improve providers' ability to support women Veterans with unhealthy drinking get needed care...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885755/effects-of-an-individualised-nutritional-education-and-support-programme-on-dietary-habits-nutritional-knowledge-and-nutritional-status-of-older-adults-living-alone
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Jeong-Ah Ahn, JeeWon Park, Chun-Ja Kim
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The effects of an individualised nutritional education and support programme on dietary habits, nutritional knowledge, and nutritional status of 71 older adults living alone were examined. BACKGROUND: Although a regular dietary meal plan is recommended for improving nutritional status of older adults living alone, little research is done in this field in Korea. DESIGN: A pre- and post-test controlled quasi-experimental design was used at public health centres...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882871/independent-and-synergistic-associations-of-biomarkers-of-vitamin-d-status-with-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Lu Qi, Wenjie Ma, Yoriko Heianza, Yan Zheng, Tiange Wang, Dianjianyi Sun, Eric B Rimm, Frank B Hu, Edward Giovannucci, Christine M Albert, Kathryn M Rexrode, JoAnn E Manson
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively evaluate the independent associations and potential interactions of vitamin D-related biomarkers including total and bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), VDBP (vitamin D binding protein), and parathyroid hormone (PTH) with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). APPROACH AND RESULTS: We prospectively identified incident cases of nonfatal myocardial infarction and fatal CHD among women in the Nurses' Health Study during 20 years of follow-up (1990-2010)...
September 7, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882148/environmental-radon-exposure-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-nurses-health-study-ii
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Trang VoPham, Natalie DuPré, Rulla M Tamimi, Peter James, Kimberly A Bertrand, Veronica Vieira, Francine Laden, Jaime E Hart
BACKGROUND: Radon and its decay products, a source of ionizing radiation, are primarily inhaled and can deliver a radiation dose to breast tissue, where they may continue to decay and emit DNA damage-inducing particles. Few studies have examined the relationship between radon and breast cancer. METHODS: The Nurses' Health Study II (NHSII) includes U.S. female registered nurses who completed biennial questionnaires since 1989. Self-reported breast cancer was confirmed from medical records...
September 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877123/care-autonomy-and-gender-in-nursing-practice-a-historical-study-of-nurses-experiences
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Paola Galbany-Estragués, Dolors Comas-d'Argemir
BACKGROUND: Care is the essence of the nursing role and is closely related to the concept of professional autonomy. Autonomy is implicated in power relations between doctors and nurses and between men and women. These relationships are closely linked to care practices and the inequality of nursing and medicine. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze nursing discourse regarding the concept of care and its relationship to the concept of autonomy and gender...
October 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877121/begin-again-and-continue-with-life-a-qualitative-study-on-the-experiences-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients
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Fariba Jokar, Hojatllah Yousefi, Alireza Yousefy, Masoumeh Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are a main cause of mortality worldwide. However, new diagnostic techniques and treatments have increased the rate of survival for patients with cardiovascular disease. Cardiac rehabilitation programs aim to maintain and enhance the quality of life of patients and improve the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Suboptimal participation in rehabilitation programs, early exit from these programs, and not achieving lasting changes are cardiac rehabilitation challenges that are associated with health issues, including the increased need for medication, repeated hospitalization, failure in the secondary prevention programs, and long waiting lists...
October 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876629/clinical-breast-examination-screening-by-trained-laywomen-in-malawi-integrated-with-other-health-services
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L Gutnik, C Lee, J Msosa
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer awareness and early detection are limited in Sub-Saharan Africa. Resource limitations make screening mammography or clinical breast examination (CBE) by physicians or nurses impractical in many settings. METHOD: Four laywomen were trained to deliver breast cancer educational talks and conduct CBE. After training, screening was implemented in diverse urban health clinics. Eligible women were 30 years old, with no prior breast cancer or breast surgery, and clinic attendance for reasons other than a breast concern...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876592/uptake-and-performance-of-clinical-breast-exam-screening-by-trained-laywomen-in-malawi
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L Gutnik, C Lee, V Msosa
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer awareness and early detection are limited in sub-saharan Africa. Resource limitations make screening mammography or clinical breast examination (CBE) by physicians or nurses impractical in many settings. We aimed to assess feasibility and performance of CBE by laywomen in urban health clinics. METHOD: Four laywomen were trained to deliver breast cancer educational talks and conduct CBE. Eligible women were 30 years, with no prior breast cancer or breast surgery, and clinic attendance for reasons other than a breast concern...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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