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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327086/design-of-the-lifestyle-interventions-for-severe-mentally-ill-outpatients-in-the-netherlands-lion-trial-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-study-of-a-multidimensional-web-tool-intervention-to-improve-cardiometabolic-health-in-patients-with-severe-mental-illness
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Anne Looijmans, Frederike Jörg, Richard Bruggeman, Robert Schoevers, Eva Corpeleijn
BACKGROUND: The cardiometabolic health of persons with a severe mental illness (SMI) is alarming with obesity rates of 45-55% and diabetes type 2 rates of 10-15%. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours play a large role in this. Despite the multidisciplinary guideline for SMI patients recommending to monitor and address patients' lifestyle, most mental health care professionals have limited lifestyle-related knowledge and skills, and (lifestyle) treatment protocols are lacking. Evidence-based practical lifestyle tools may support both patients and staff in improving patients' lifestyle...
March 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322649/the-feasibility-of-an-exergaming-program-in-underserved-older-african-americans
#2
Ying-Yu Chao, Rita Musanti, Peijia Zha, Carina Katigbak
The study tested the feasibility and efficacy of an exergaming program in underserved older African American communities. The study is a single-group with pre- and posttest design. Twelve female participants ( M age = 64.17 ± 6.74 years) completed an exergaming program once or twice a week for 24 sessions over 14 weeks. Community health workers implemented the program through coaching and supporting mechanisms to motivate participants to exercise. A mixed-methods analysis was used to assess the intervention...
January 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322648/randomized-trials-of-nurse-delivered-interventions-in-weight-management-research
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Lucine Petit Francis, Erin Spaulding, Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran, Jerilyn Allen
The purpose of this systematic review was to determine whether nurse-delivered weight management interventions improve weight outcomes across the life span. We conducted a comprehensive search of the PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO electronic databases. We graded the trials using an adapted Jadad approach for methodological quality. The search identified a total of 1,159 citations; 23 articles from 20 studies were eligible for this review. Sixty-five percent of the studies reported significant findings related to body mass index (BMI) or weight reduction...
January 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322422/use-it-or-lose-it-cognitive-activity-as-a-protec-tive-factor-for-cognitive-decline-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Panagiota Mistridis, Jutta Mata, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Jean-Marie Annoni, Andreas Biedermann, Irene Bopp-Kistler, Dominique Brand, Andrea Brioschi Guevara, Hedi Decrey-Wick, Jean-François Démonet, Ulrich Hemmeter, Reto W Kressig, Brian Martin, Luca Rampa, Egemen Savaskan, Andreas Stuck, Philipp Tschopp, Dina Zekry, Andreas Monsch
Because of the worldwide aging of populations, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias constitute a devastating experience for patients and families as well as a major social and economic burden for both healthcare systems and society. Multiple potentially modifiable cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors have been associated with this disease. Thus, modifying these risk factors and identifying protective factors represent important strategies to prevent and delay disease onset and to decrease the social burden...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320732/what-is-the-effect-of-health-coaching-on-physical-activity-participation-in-people-aged-60-years-and-over-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Juliana S Oliveira, Catherine Sherrington, Anita B Amorim, Amabile B Dario, Anne Tiedemann
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is common in older age, yet increased activity benefits older people in terms of preventing chronic disease and maximising independence. Health coaching is a behaviour change intervention that has been shown to increase physical activity in clinical populations. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the effect of health coaching on physical activity, mobility, quality of life and mood in older people. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, PsycINFO, PEDro, SPORTDiscus, LILACS and CINAHL databases were used to identify randomised controlled trials which evaluated the effect of health coaching on physical activity (primary outcome) among people aged 60+...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320567/gender-differences-in-concussion-and-postinjury-cognitive-findings-in-an-older-and-younger-pediatric-population
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Sarah Tanveer, Nassim Zecavati, Elizabeth Bronson Delasobera, Temitayo Oyefunmike Oyegbile
BACKGROUND: Studies have documented gender differences associated with concussion. The purpose of this study was to determine if these gender differences are also noted within a pediatric population. METHODS: This prospective study analyzed 1971 patients who had completed preconcussion and postconcussion neuropsychological testing within the Washington, DC, area. RESULTS: Our results showed that children and adolescents with concussion exhibit gender differences with respect to risk factors, recovery, and symptomatology...
February 9, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316263/individualised-dietary-strategies-for-olympic-combat-sports-acute-weight-loss-recovery-and-competition-nutrition
#7
Reid Reale, Gary Slater, Louise M Burke
Olympic combat sports separate athletes into weight divisions, in an attempt to reduce size, strength, range and/or leverage disparities between competitors. Official weigh-ins are conducted anywhere from 3 and up to 24 h prior to competition ensuring athletes meet weight requirements (i.e. have 'made weight'). Fighters commonly aim to compete in weight divisions lower than their day-to-day weight, achieved via chronic and acute manipulations of body mass (BM). Although these manipulations may impair health and absolute performance, their strategic use can improve competitive success...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315481/a-patient-advocate-to-facilitate-access-and-improve-communication-care-and-outcomes-in-adults-with-moderate-or-severe-asthma-rationale-design-and-methods-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrea J Apter, Knashawn H Morales, Xiaoyan Han, Luzmercy Perez, Jingru Huang, Grace Ndicu, Anna Localio, Alyssa Nardi, Heather Klusaritz, Marisa Rogers, Alexis Phillips, Zuleyha Cidav, J Sanford Schwartz
Few interventions to improve asthma outcomes have targeted low-income minority adults. Even fewer have focused on the real-world practice where care is delivered. We adapted a patient navigator, here called a Patient Advocate (PA), a term preferred by patients, to facilitate and maintain access to chronic care for adults with moderate or severe asthma and prevalent co-morbidities recruited from clinics serving low-income urban neighborhoods. We describe the planning, design, methodology (informed by patient and provider focus groups), baseline results, and challenges of an ongoing randomized controlled trial of 312 adults of a PA intervention implemented in a variety of practices...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293777/engaging-parents-in-preventive-interventions-for-young-children-working-with-cultural-diversity-within-low-income-urban-neighborhoods
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Spring Dawson-McClure, Esther J Calzada, Laurie M Brotman
A robust literature documents the impact of poverty on child development and lifelong health, well-being and productivity. Racial and ethnic minority children continue to bear the burden of poverty disproportionately. Evidence-based parenting interventions in early childhood have the potential to attenuate risk attributable to poverty and stress. To reduce racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the USA, parenting interventions must be accessible, engaging, and effective for low-income families of color living in large urban centers...
March 14, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291486/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-nurse-coaching-vs-herbal-supplementation-for-weight-reduction-in-soldiers
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Mary S McCarthy, Evelyn B Elshaw, Barbara M Szekely, Curtis Hobbs
The number of overweight and obese service members has tripled since the beginning of Overseas Contingency Operations.1 Overwhelming evidence suggesting links between obesity and increased risk for conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease,2 poses a threat to the strength and performance of our current and future fighting force. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to test nurse health coaching (NHC) and/or herbal supplementation for weight reduction in Soldiers during a 12-week intervention...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284835/randomized-trial-of-a-peer-led-telephone-based-empowerment-intervention-for-persons-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-improves-health-self-management
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Bethlyn Vergo Houlihan, Miriam Brody, Sarah Everhart-Skeels, Diana Pernigotti, Sam Burnett, Judi Zazula, Christa Green, Stathis Hasiotis, Timothy Belliveau, Subramani Seetharama, David Rosenblum, Alan Jette
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of "My Care My Call" (MCMC), a peer-led, telephone-based health self-management intervention in adults with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial SETTING: General community PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 84 adults with SCI (X= 9.9 years post-SCI); X=46 years old; 73.8% male; 44% with paraplegia; and 58% White. INTERVENTIONS: Trained Peer Health Coaches (PHC) applied the person-centered health self-management intervention with 42 experimental subjects over 6 months on a tapered call schedule...
March 8, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282337/practice-level-costs-of-office-based-hypertension-performance-improvement-the-heart-healthy-lenoir-study
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Primary care practice leaders who consider engaging in quality improvement (QI) need to understand the practice level costs incurred when asking staff to take on new tasks. The Heart Healthy Lenoir study is a prospective cohort trial in which QI methods were used to enhance hypertension (HTN) care and reduce racial disparities in blood pressure control in small rural primary care practices in North Carolina. As part of this effort, we performed an activity-based costing analysis to describe the costs incurred to develop, implement, and maintain key tasks...
March 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279084/evaluation-of-a-behavioral-intervention-with-multiple-components-among-low-income-and-uninsured-adults-with-obesity-and-diabetes
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SangNam Ahn, Joonhyung Lee, Jenny Bartlett-Prescott, Lisa Carson, Lindsey Post, Kenneth D Ward
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of a community-based behavioral intervention with multiple components on health outcomes among low-income and uninsured adults who were obese and had diabetes and treated in a "real-world" setting. DESIGN: A longitudinal design with a retrospective comparison group was used to examine the ability of a health promotion program to improve body mass index (BMI) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) among 87 treatment group and 62 comparison group participants...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277276/the-use-of-eriksonian-hypnosis-to-improve-patient-outcomes-in-pharmacy-practice-a-novel-communication-skill-for-pharmacists
#14
John M Lonie, Cherie Tsingos-Lucas
Motivational Interviewing, pharmacist-based health coaching and traditional patient counseling techniques all show merit in improving communication between patients and health care providers. However, in order to effectively utilize these techniques one should have the ability to draw upon internal cognitive and psychological resources. Some patients have difficulty obtaining optimal health outcomes due to an unconscious inability to learn and connect with psychological resources. When this is the case, other methods of communication may need to be considered...
October 22, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272972/a-feasibility-study-using-solution-focused-coaching-for-health-promotion-in-children-and-young-people-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Amy C McPherson, Laura McAdam, Sarah Keenan, Heidi Schwellnus, Elaine Biddiss, Andrea DeFinney, Kirsten English
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a coaching intervention (Solution-Focused Coaching in pediatric rehabilitation [SFC-Peds]) related to physical activity and diet in males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. METHODS: A pre-post design was employed. Participants had five coaching sessions over 8 weeks. The first session was face-to-face, followed by four virtual sessions. Feasibility criteria included recruitment rates, attrition, and intervention fidelity...
March 8, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271423/a-quasi-experiment-to-assess-the-impact-of-a-scalable-community-based-weight-loss-program-combining-reach-effectiveness-and-cost
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Paul A Estabrooks, Kathryn E Wilson, Todd J McGuire, Samantha M Harden, NithyaPriya Ramalingam, Lia Schoepke, Fabio A Almeida, Amy L Bayer
BACKGROUND: Primary care addresses obesity through physician oversight of intensive lifestyle interventions or referral to external programs with demonstrated efficacy. However, limited information exists on community program reach, effectiveness, and costs across different groups of participants. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a scalable, community weight loss program using reach, effectiveness, and cost metrics. DESIGN: Longitudinal pre-post quasi-experiment without control...
March 7, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269529/an-analytics-based-clinical-decision-support-system-for-cvd-risk-assessment-and-management
#17
Shreya Anand, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of disability and premature death throughout the world. Acute coronary events and other cardiovascular events frequently occur suddenly, and are often fatal before medical care can be given. Risk factor modification can reduce clinical events and premature death in people with established cardiovascular disease as well as in those who are at high cardiovascular risk due to one or more risk factors. In this work, India specific World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension (WHO-ISH) guidelines has been implemented to stratify the subjects by their risk profile...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268826/seasonal-weight-variation-patterns-in-seven-countries-located-in-northern-and-southern-hemispheres
#18
Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh, Ilkka Korhonen
The digital revolution of information and technology in late 20th century has led to emergence of devices that help people monitor their weight in a long-term manner. Investigation of population-level variations of body mass using smart connected weight scales enabled the health coaches acquire deeper insights about the models of people's behavior as a function of time. Typically, body mass varies when the seasons change. That is, during the warmer seasons people's body mass tend to decrease while in colder seasons it usually moves up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268311/behavioral-informatics-dynamical-models-for-measuring-and-assessing-behaviors-for-precision-interventions
#19
Misha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Bonnie Spring
Poor health-related behaviors represent a major challenge to healthcare due to their significant impact on chronic and acute diseases and their effect on the quality of life. Recent advances in technology have enabled an unprecedented opportunity to assess objectively, unobtrusively and continuously human behavior and have opened the possibility of optimizing individual-tailored, precision interventions within the framework of behavioral informatics. A key prerequisite for this optimization is the ability to assess and predict effects of interventions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266918/virtual-breakthrough-series-part-2-improving-fall-prevention-practices-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Lisa Zubkoff, Julia Neily, Pat Quigley, Christina Soncrant, Yinong Young-Xu, Shoshana Boar, Peter D Mills
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented a Virtual Breakthrough Series (VBTS) collaborative to help prevent falls and fall-related injuries. This project enabled teams to expand program infrastructure, redesign improvement strategies, and enhance program evaluation. METHODS: A VBTS collaborative involves prework, action, and continuous improvement. Actions included educational calls, monthly reports, coaching, and feedback. Evaluation included assessment of interventions, team capacity and infrastructure changes, and rates of falls and fall-related major injuries...
November 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
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