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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679862/a-small-scale-study-investigating-staff-and-student-perceptions-of-the-barriers-to-a-preventative-approach-for-adolescent-self-harm-in-secondary-schools-in-wales-a-grounded-theory-model-of-stigma
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Rachel Parker
OBJECTIVES: Grounded theory analysis of secondary school staff and pupil perceptions about the barriers to preventative work for adolescent self-harm within the secondary school setting in Wales. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative and grounded theory. METHODS: Two secondary schools in Wales were purposefully sampled for variation. Four group interviews took place using qualitative research methods (Participatory Rapid Appraisal) with six school-based professionals and six students aged more than 16 years...
April 18, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679747/age-hiv-status-and-research-context-determined-attrition-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-in-nigeria
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Eileen O Dareng, Yinka Olaniyan, Sally N Adebamowo, Olabimpe R Eseyin, Michael K Odutola, Elonna M Obiefuna, Richard A Offiong, Paul P Pharoah, Clement A Adebamowo
OBJECTIVE: We explored determinants of attrition a longitudinal cohort study in Nigeria. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We enroled 1,020 women into a prospective study. Of these, 973 were eligible to return for follow-up. We investigated the determinants of attrition among eligible women using a sequential mixed methods design. We used logistic regression models to compare the baseline characteristics of responders and non-responders. At the end of the parent study, we conducted 4 focus group discussions and 8 key informant interviews with non-responders RESULTS: Of the 973 women included in the quantitative analysis, 26% were non-responders...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679724/harvest-and-trade-of-caterpillar-mushroom-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-and-the-implications-for-sustainable-use-in-the-tibet-region-of-southwest-china
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Jun He
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: caterpillar mushroom (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) is a unique medicinal fungi which is only found in alpine grasslands in Himalayan mountain regions and the Tibetan Plateau. Known locally as Yartsa Gunbu, it has been widely used in Tibetan and Chinese Medicine for centuries. It is crucial to understand local commercial harvest and trade practices of caterpillar mushroom to support the sustainable management of this valuable resource. However, data derived from empirically grounded research is currently limited, particularly in China...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679591/the-intrauterine-device-as-emergency-contraception-how-much-do-young-women-know
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Suzan R Goodman, Alison M El Ayadi, Corinne H Rocca, Julia E Kohn, Courtney E Benedict, Jessica R Dieseldorff, Cynthia C Harper
BACKGROUND: Unprotected intercourse is common, especially among teens and young women. Access to intrauterine device (IUD) as emergency contraception (EC) can help interested patients more effectively prevent unintended pregnancy and can also offer ongoing contraception. This study evaluated young women's awareness of IUD as EC and interest in case of need. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from young women, ages 18-25years, not desiring pregnancy within 12months, and receiving contraceptive counseling within a cluster-randomized trial in 40U...
April 18, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679265/focus-groups-and-in-depth-interviews-to-guide-the-development-of-lung-cancer-screening-informational-materials
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Anushree Sharma, Richard O'Connor, Paula Celestino, Samantha Killion, Laurie Griswold-Krupski, Maansi Bansal-Travers
Lung cancer is one of the most lethal cancers in the USA. In 2013, new guidelines issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography among a selected group of high-risk individuals. Specifically, lung cancer screening is recommended for heavy smokers between the ages of 55 to 79, with at least 30 pack-year smoking exposure. Former smokers who meet these guidelines and stopped smoking ≤ 15 years ago are also eligible. There is a need to promote lung cancer screening to increase early diagnosis rates and treatment options, thereby decreasing disease-specific mortality...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679264/technology-focused-family-interventions-in-pediatric-chronic-illness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kimberly S Canter, Jennifer Christofferson, Michele A Scialla, Anne E Kazak
This systematic review provides a synthesis of randomized-controlled trials of technology-focused family interventions for children with chronic illnesses and their families, focused on describing the current state of the literature and generating recommendations for future family systems work in the field of eHealth/mHealth. Twenty-three studies met inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. No identified studies featured an mHealth delivery modality. Relevant data were extracted and studies were assessed for quality...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679216/hospital-based-psychosocial-support-program-for-children-with-all-and-their-families-a-comprehensive-triad-s-perspective
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Tanuja Kaushal, Sujata Satapathy, Rakesh Kumar Chadda, Sameer Bakhshi, Rajesh Sagar, Savita Sapra
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate potential target areas of intervention and mechanisms for implementation of intervention for children with cancer during the treatment phase. METHODS: Focused group discussion (FGDs) served as a primary source of providing phenomenal perspectives to explore the key objective. Eight focus groups of 45-60 min each were held with 5-9 members in each discussion. The participants were either patients, their caregivers or health care providers...
April 21, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679177/impact-of-the-number-of-removed-lymph-nodes-on-recurrence-free-survival-in-stage-i-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Yuji Takei, Suzuyo Takahashi, Shizuo Machida, Akiyo Taneichi, Takahiro Yoshiba, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Chikako Yoshida, Yasushi Saga, Shigeki Matsubara, Hiroyuki Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: Although there have been several reports regarding the significance of staging lymphadenectomy for early stage ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) patients, there have been few reports focusing on the number of removed lymph nodes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the number of removed lymph nodes on recurrence-free survival (RFS) in stage I ovarian CCC. METHODS: The subjects were patients with ovarian CCC who underwent surgery between January 1988 and December 2013...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678973/involving-the-public-in-epidemiological-public-health-research-a-qualitative-study-of-public-and-stakeholder-involvement-in-evaluation-of-a-population-wide-natural-policy-experiment
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Rachel Anderson de Cuevas, Lotta Nylén, Bo Burström, Margaret Whitehead
BACKGROUND: Public involvement in research is considered good practice by European funders; however, evidence of its research impact is sparse, particularly in relation to large-scale epidemiological research. OBJECTIVES: To explore what difference public and stakeholder involvement made to the interpretation of findings from an evaluation of a natural policy experiment to influence the wider social determinants of health: 'Flexicurity'. SETTING: Stockholm County, Sweden...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678972/to-work-despite-chronic-health-conditions-a-qualitative-study-of-workers-at-the-swedish-public-employment-service
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Carina Hjärtström, Annika Lindahl Norberg, Gun Johansson, Theo Bodin
OBJECTIVES: Achieving a sustainable, healthy and long working life is key prerequisite for meeting the demographic challenge posed by an ageing population so that more people can work on into their later years. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between work and chronic health conditions in a group of employees aged 50-64 years with a focus on factors that enable them to continue to work. METHODS: Ten white-collar workers with one or more chronic health conditions at the Swedish Public Employment Service participated in the study...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678971/exploring-the-use-of-a-gamified-intervention-for-encouraging-physical-activity-in-adolescents-a-qualitative-longitudinal-study-in-northern-ireland
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Rekesh Corepal, Paul Best, Roisin O'Neill, Mark A Tully, Mark Edwards, Russell Jago, Sarah J Miller, Frank Kee, Ruth F Hunter
OBJECTIVE: To explore the temporal changes of adolescents' views and experiences of participating in a gamified intervention to encourage physical activity behaviour and associated processes of behaviour change. DESIGN: A qualitative longitudinal design was adopted whereby focus groups were conducted with the same participants in each intervention school (n=3) at four time-points (baseline, end of each of two intervention phases and 1-year follow-up). The framework method was used to thematically analyse the data...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678968/-i-m-not-a-smoker%C3%A2-yet-a-qualitative-study-on-perceptions-of-tobacco-control-in-chinese-high-schools
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Xiang Zhao, Ross M cD Young, Katherine M White
OBJECTIVE: Chinese adolescents' perceptions about tobacco control at schools are rarely researched. We explored how current antismoking strategies work in middle school environments, as well as the attitudes towards these strategies held by students and teaching staff members. METHODS: Four focus groups (24 eleventh graders; M age =16 years) and five indepth interviews (teaching staff members with tobacco control experience in schools) were conducted in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678948/an-rnai-screen-identifies-new-genes-required-for-normal-morphogenesis-of-larval-chordotonal-organs
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Abeer Hassan, Yael Timerman, Rana Hamdan, Nitzan Sela, Adel Avetisyan, Naomi Halachmi, Adi Salzberg
The proprioceptive chordotonal organs (ChO) of a fly larva respond to mechanical stimuli generated by muscle contractions and consequent deformations of the cuticle. The ability of the ChO to sense the relative displacement of its epidermal attachment sites likely depends on the correct mechanical properties of the accessory (cap and ligament) and attachment cells that connect the sensory unit (neuron and scolopale cell) to the cuticle. The genetic programs dictating the development of ChO cells with unique morphologies and mechanical properties are largely unknown...
April 20, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678658/essentiality-conservation-evolutionary-pressure-and-codon-bias-in-bacterial-genomes
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Maddalena Dilucca, Giulio Cimini, Andrea Giansanti
Essential genes constitute the core of genes which cannot be mutated too much nor lost along the evolutionary history of a species. Natural selection is expected to be stricter on essential genes and on conserved (highly shared) genes, than on genes that are either nonessential or peculiar to a single or a few species. In order to further assess this expectation, we study here how essentiality of a gene is connected with its degree of conservation among several unrelated bacterial species, each one characterised by its own codon usage bias...
April 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678474/the-impact-of-body-awareness-on-women-s-sexual-health-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Brooke N Seal, Cindy M Meston
INTRODUCTION: Body awareness has been linked to female sexual response in laboratory manipulation studies and is used in clinical settings to ameliorate sexual difficulties. AIM: To evaluate and review the literature on body awareness and female sexual function. METHODS: A literature review was conducted through PsycInfo, PsycARTICLES, and PubMed using terms such as body awareness and sexual function. A manual search also was conducted using reference lists...
April 17, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678282/multiple-hormone-resistance-and-alterations-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-signaling
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REVIEW
Mantovani Giovanna, Elli Francesca Marta
Metabolic disorders deriving from the non-responsiveness of target organs to hormones, which manifest clinically similar to the deficiency of a given hormone itself, derive from molecular alterations affecting specific hormone receptors. Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) and related disorders exemplify an unusual form of hormone resistance as the underlying molecular defect is a partial deficiency of the α subunit of the stimulatory G protein (Gsα), a key regulator of cAMP signaling pathway, or, as more recently described, of downstream effector proteins of the same pathway, such as PKA regulatory subunit 1A (R1A) and phosphodyestarase type 4D (PDE4D)...
April 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678195/does-sensorimotor-upper-limb-therapy-post-stroke-alter-behavior-and-brain-connectivity-differently-compared-to-motor-therapy-protocol-of-a-phase-ii-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nele De Bruyn, Bea Essers, Liselot Thijs, Annick Van Gils, Lisa Tedesco Triccas, Sarah Meyer, Kaat Alaerts, Geert Verheyden
BACKGROUND: The role of somatosensory feedback in motor performance has been warranted in the literature. Although sensorimotor deficits are common after stroke, current rehabilitation approaches primarily focus on restoring upper limb motor ability. Evidence for integrative sensorimotor rehabilitation approaches is scarce, as is knowledge about neural correlates of somatosensory impairments after stroke and the effect of rehabilitation on brain connectivity level. Therefore, we aim to investigate changes in sensorimotor function and brain connectivity following a sensorimotor therapy program compared to an attention-matched motor therapy program for the upper limb after stroke...
April 20, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678161/an-unusually-high-frequency-of-scad-deficiency-caused-by-two-pathogenic-variants-in-the-acads-gene-and-its-relationship-to-the-ethnic-structure-in-slovakia
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Jana Lisyová, Ján Chandoga, Petra Jungová, Marcel Repiský, Mária Knapková, Martina Machková, Svetozár Dluholucký, Darina Behúlová, Jana Šaligová, Ľudmila Potočňáková, Miroslava Lysinová, Daniel Böhmer
BACKGROUND: Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SCADD) represents a rare autosomal recessive inborn metabolic disorder of mitochondrial β-oxidation of monocarboxylic acids. Clinical symptoms can vary from a severe life-threatening condition to an asymptomatic state, reported in the majority of cases. Since the expansion of newborn screenings, more than three hundred probands were admitted for molecular-genetic analysis, most selected because of elevated values of C4-acylcarnitine detected in newborn screenings in Slovakia...
April 20, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678099/mapping-of-health-care-providers-for-people-with-rare-diseases-from-vision-to-implementation
#19
Johanna Schaefer, Niels Tegtbauer, Wulf Pfeiffer, Thomas O F Wagner, Holger Storf
se-atlas - the health service information platform for rare diseases - is part of the German National Action Plan for People with Rare Diseases. The website www.se-atlas.de provides an overview of health care providers and support groups focusing on rare diseases in Germany. Since the start of se-atlas in 2013, several strategies are being developed and evaluated. This paper gives an overview about the expectations and visions for se-atlas at the beginning of the project, the challenges and lessons learned within the project period and how se-atlas is implemented today...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678063/designing-an-online-social-support-platform-through-co-creation-with-seniors
#20
Jessica Rochat, Henk Herman Nap, Arnaud Ricci, Lotte Cornelisse, Dirk Lukkien, Christian Lovis, Frédéric Ehrler
The high number of seniors that feels excluded of society highlights the necessity to promote active ageing. This intention can be supported through online platforms that encourage participation in social activities. The goal of the present study was to identify design principles of online support platforms for seniors through focus groups and to ideate the platform through co-creation sessions. The results show that a social platform for seniors must, among other, help to foster contact between users, and must provide services and meaningful activities...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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