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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291302/psychosocial-group-interventions-to-improve-psychological-well-being-in-adults-living-with-hiv
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REVIEW
Ingrid van der Heijden, Naeemah Abrahams, David Sinclair
BACKGROUND: Being diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and labelled with a chronic, life-threatening, and often stigmatizing disease, can impact on a person's well-being. Psychosocial group interventions aim to improve life-functioning and coping as individuals adjust to the diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of psychosocial group interventions for improving the psychological well-being of adults living with HIV/AIDS. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases up to 14 March 2016: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) published in the Cochrane Library (Issue 2, 2016), PubMed (MEDLINE) (1996 to 14 March 2016), Embase (1996 to 14 March 2016), and Clinical Trials...
March 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274245/identifying-barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-tuberculosis-contact-investigation-in-kampala-uganda-a-behavioral-approach
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Irene Ayakaka, Sara Ackerman, Joseph M Ggita, Phoebe Kajubi, David Dowdy, Jessica E Haberer, Elizabeth Fair, Philip Hopewell, Margaret A Handley, Adithya Cattamanchi, Achilles Katamba, J Lucian Davis
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends routine household tuberculosis contact investigation in high-burden countries but adoption has been limited. We sought to identify barriers to and facilitators of TB contact investigation during its introduction in Kampala, Uganda. METHODS: We collected cross-sectional qualitative data through focus group discussions and interviews with stakeholders, addressing three core activities of contact investigation: arranging household screening visits through index TB patients, visiting households to screen contacts and refer them to clinics, and evaluating at-risk contacts coming to clinics...
March 9, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264943/innovative-home-visit-models-associated-with-reductions-in-costs-hospitalizations-and-emergency-department-use
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Sarah Ruiz, Lynne Page Snyder, Christina Rotondo, Caitlin Cross-Barnet, Erin Murphy Colligan, Katherine Giuriceo
While studies of home-based care delivered by teams led by primary care providers have shown cost savings, little is known about outcomes when practice-extender teams-that is, teams led by registered nurses or lay health workers-provide home visits with similar components (for example, care coordination and education). We evaluated findings from five models funded by Health Care Innovation Awards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Each model used a mix of different components to strengthen connections to primary care among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions; these connections included practice-extender home visits...
March 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241872/contextual-variations-in-costs-for-a-community-health-strategy-implemented-in-rural-peri-urban-and-nomadic-sites-in-kenya
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Charles Ouma Wafula, Nancy Edwards, Dan C O Kaseje
BACKGROUND: Many low and middle income countries have developed community health strategies involving lay health workers, to complement and strengthen public health services. This study explores variations in costing parameters pertinent to deployment of community health volunteers across different contexts outlining considerations for costing program scale-up. METHODS: The study used quasi experimental study design and employed both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore community health unit implementation activities and costs and compare costs across purposively selected sites that differed socially, economically and ecologically...
February 28, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223372/perspectives-of-low-socioeconomic-status-mothers-of-premature-infants
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Elizabeth Enlow, Laura J Faherty, Sara Wallace-Keeshen, Ashley E Martin, Judy A Shea, Scott A Lorch
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transitioning premature infants from the NICU to home is a high-risk period with potential for compromised care. Parental stress is high, and families of low socioeconomic status may face additional challenges. Home visiting programs have been used to help this transition, with mixed success. We sought to understand the experiences of at-risk families during this transition to inform interventions. METHODS: Mothers of infants born at <35 weeks' gestation, meeting low socioeconomic status criteria, were interviewed by telephone 30 days after discharge to assess caregiver experiences of discharge and perceptions of home visitors (HVs)...
February 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222653/who-is-a-community-health-worker-a-systematic-review-of-definitions
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Abimbola Olaniran, Helen Smith, Regine Unkels, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Nynke van den Broek
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) can play vital roles in increasing coverage of basic health services. However, there is a need for a systematic categorisation of CHWs that will aid common understanding among policy makers, programme planners, and researchers. OBJECTIVE: To identify the common themes in the definitions and descriptions of CHWs that will aid delineation within this cadre and distinguish CHWs from other healthcare providers. DESIGN: A systematic review of peer-reviewed papers and grey literature...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152755/achieving-the-triple-aim-in-cancer-care-through-a-tri-part-research-collaboration
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David Ramirez, Andrew Nguyen, Caroline Hagan, Steven M Asch, Hilda H Agajanian, Richy Agajanian, Arnold Milstein, Douglas W Blayney
52 Background: Curbing rising cancer care costs require models that safely lower expenditures and improve experience and outcomes. We developed a care delivery model integrating lay health workers to address early goals of care and symptoms (JOP 2015). We then created a research-collaboration with a health plan (which paid for care and processed claims), a contracted oncology group (which implemented the model), and a university research center (which designed the intervention and conducted the evaluation) to test effects on patient satisfaction, utilization, and costs...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148236/how-did-the-public-respond-to-the-2015-expert-consensus-public-health-guidance-statement-on-workplace-sedentary-behaviour-a-qualitative-analysis
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Benjamin Gardner, Lee Smith, Louise Mansfield
BACKGROUND: In June 2015, an expert consensus guidance statement was published recommending that office workers accumulate 2-4 h of standing and light activity daily and take regular breaks from prolonged sitting. This paper describes public responses to media coverage of the guidance, so as to understand public acceptability of the recommendations within the guidance, and perceptions of sitting and standing as health behaviours. METHODS: UK news media websites that had reported on the sedentary workplace guidance statement, and permitted viewers to post comments responding to the story, were identified...
February 2, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148227/effective-team-based-primary-care-observations-from-innovative-practices
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Edward H Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F Crabtree, MaryJoan D Ladden
BACKGROUND: Team-based care is now recognized as an essential feature of high quality primary care, but there is limited empiric evidence to guide practice transformation. The purpose of this paper is to describe advances in the configuration and deployment of practice teams based on in-depth study of 30 primary care practices viewed as innovators in team-based care. METHODS: As part of LEAP, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, primary care experts nominated 227 innovative primary care practices...
February 2, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115469/depression-and-hiv-integrated-care-towards-90-90-90
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Dixon Chibanda
Depression is a global public health problem affecting more than 300 million people. People living with HIV (PLWH) are twice as likely to suffer from depression when compared to matched non-HIV infected persons. Untreated, depression may hasten HIV disease progression. A large treatment gap for depression, particularly in low and middle income countries exists. There is, however, emerging evidence suggesting that trained lay health workers (LHW) can deliver evidence-based treatments in the absence of mental health professionals...
January 22, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095475/the-influence-of-community-health-resources-on-effectiveness-and-sustainability-of-community-and-lay-health-worker-programs-in-lower-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Daniel H de Vries, Robert Pool
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of practical knowledge and effective interventions required to reduce priority health problems in low-income countries, poor and vulnerable populations are often not reached. One possible solution to this problem is the use of Community or Lay Health Workers (CLHWs). So far, however, the development of sustainability in CLHW programs has failed and high attrition rates continue to pose a challenge. We propose that the roles and interests which support community health work should emerge directly from the way in which health is organized at community level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067585/folic-acid-education-for-hispanic-women-the-promotora-de-salud-model
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Alina L Flores, Jennifer Isenburg, Christina L Hillard, Leslie deRosset, Lisa Colen, Troy Bush, Cara T Mai
BACKGROUND: Although rates of neural tube defects (NTDs) have declined in the United States since fortification, disparities still exist with Hispanic women having the highest risk of giving birth to a baby with a NTD. The Promotora de Salud model using community lay health workers has been shown to be an effective tool for reaching Hispanics for a variety of health topics; however, literature on its effectiveness in folic acid interventions is limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An intervention using the Promotora de Salud model was implemented in four U...
February 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056877/antenatal-care-trial-interventions-a-systematic-scoping-review-and-taxonomy-development-of-care-models
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Andrew Symon, Jan Pringle, Soo Downe, Vanora Hundley, Elaine Lee, Fiona Lynn, Alison McFadden, Jenny McNeill, Mary J Renfrew, Mary Ross-Davie, Edwin van Teijlingen, Heather Whitford, Fiona Alderdice
BACKGROUND: Antenatal care models vary widely around the world, reflecting local contexts, drivers and resources. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have tested the impact of multi-component antenatal care interventions on service delivery and outcomes in many countries since the 1980s. Some have applied entirely new schemes, while others have modified existing care delivery approaches. Systematic reviews (SRs) indicate that some specific antenatal interventions are more effective than others; however the causal mechanisms leading to better outcomes are poorly understood, limiting implementation and future research...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030929/risk-exposure-to-vibration-and-noise-in-the-use-of-agricultural-track-laying-tractors
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Mariangela Vallone, Filippa Bono, Elisabeth Quendler, Pierluigi Febo, Pietro Catania
Human exposure to mechanical vibration may represent a significant risk factor for exposed workers in the agricultural sector. Also, noise in agriculture is one of the risk factors to be taken into account in the evaluation of workers' health and safety. One of the major sources of discomfort for the workers operating a tractors is the noise to which they are exposed during work. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of exposure to whole-body vibration for the operator driving track-laying tractors in vineyard orchard and the noise level...
December 23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027368/effect-of-a-primary-care-based-psychological-intervention-on-symptoms-of-common-mental-disorders-in-zimbabwe-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dixon Chibanda, Helen A Weiss, Ruth Verhey, Victoria Simms, Ronald Munjoma, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Alfred Chingono, Epiphania Munetsi, Tarisai Bere, Ethel Manda, Melanie Abas, Ricardo Araya
Importance: Depression and anxiety are common mental disorders globally but are rarely recognized or treated in low-income settings. Task-shifting of mental health care to lay health workers (LHWs) might decrease the treatment gap. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a culturally adapted psychological intervention for common mental disorders delivered by LHWs in primary care. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster randomized clinical trial with 6 months' follow-up conducted from September 1, 2014, to May 25, 2015, in Harare, Zimbabwe...
December 27, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986352/colorectal-cancer-screening-and-chinese-americans-efficacy-of-lay-health-worker-outreach-and-print-materials
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Tung T Nguyen, Janice Y Tsoh, Kent Woo, Susan L Stewart, Gem M Le, Adam Burke, Ginny Gildengorin, Rena J Pasick, Jun Wang, Elaine Chan, Lei-Chun Fung, Jane Jih, Stephen J McPhee
INTRODUCTION: Chinese Americans have low colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. Evidence-based interventions to increase CRC screening in this population are lacking. This study aims to compare the efficacy of two interventions in increasing CRC screening among Chinese Americans. DESIGN: Cluster randomized comparative trial. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: From 2010 to 2014, a community-academic team conducted this study in San Francisco, CA with Chinese Americans aged 50-75 years who spoke English, Cantonese, or Mandarin...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979785/evaluating-the-impact-of-healthcare-provider-training-to-improve-tuberculosis-management-a-systematic-review-of-methods-and-outcome-indicators-used
#17
REVIEW
Shishi Wu, Imara Roychowdhury, Mishal Khan
BACKGROUND: Developing human resources capacity is vital for tuberculosis (TB) control in low- and middle-income countries. Although investments in TB healthcare provider (HCP) training programmes have increased, it is unclear whether these are robustly evaluated. The objective of this systematic review was to synthesize the methods and outcome indicators used to assess TB HCP training programmes. METHODS: A systematic scoping review of publications reporting on evaluations of training programmes for TB HCPs - including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and lay health workers - was conducted through a search in three electronic databases, Google Scholar, and five websites of non-profit organizations...
December 12, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978818/multiple-and-mixed-methods-in-formative-evaluation-is-more-better-reflections-from-a-south-african-study
#18
Willem Odendaal, Salla Atkins, Simon Lewin
BACKGROUND: Formative programme evaluations assess intervention implementation processes, and are seen widely as a way of unlocking the 'black box' of any programme in order to explore and understand why a programme functions as it does. However, few critical assessments of the methods used in such evaluations are available, and there are especially few that reflect on how well the evaluation achieved its objectives. This paper describes a formative evaluation of a community-based lay health worker programme for TB and HIV/AIDS clients across three low-income communities in South Africa...
December 15, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940186/patient-navigation-in-medically-underserved-areas-study-design-a-trial-with-implications-for-efficacy-effect-modification-and-full-continuum-assessment
#19
Yamile Molina, Anne E Glassgow, Sage J Kim, Nerida M Berrios, Heather Pauls, Karriem S Watson, Julie S Darnell, Elizabeth A Calhoun
BACKGROUND: The Patient Navigation in Medically Underserved Areas study objectives are to assess if navigation improves: 1) care uptake and time to diagnosis; and 2) outcomes depending on patients' residential medically underserved area (MUA) status. Secondary objectives include the efficacy of navigation across 1) different points of the care continuum among patients diagnosed with breast cancer; and 2) multiple regular screening episodes among patients who did not obtain breast cancer diagnoses...
February 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913659/formative-research
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Tracy L Finlayson, Padideh Asgari, Lisa Hoffman, Ana Palomo-Zerfas, Martha Gonzalez, Nannette Stamm, Maria-Isabel Rocha, Arcela Nunez-Alvarez
Oral health is a leading unmet health need among migrant families. This article describes the 1-year, community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach employed to plan and develop a Líder Communitario (lay community health worker)-led educational intervention for Mexican migrant adult caregivers and their families in three underserved, remote communities in North San Diego County, California. Four partner organizations collaborated, reviewed existing oral health curricula, and sought extensive input on educational topics and research design from key informants, migrant caregivers, and Líderes Communitarios...
December 1, 2016: Health Promotion Practice
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