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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935805/teaching-personal-initiative-beats-traditional-training-in-boosting-small-business-in-west-africa
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Francisco Campos, Michael Frese, Markus Goldstein, Leonardo Iacovone, Hillary C Johnson, David McKenzie, Mona Mensmann
Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more success. A randomized controlled trial in Togo assigned microenterprise owners to a control group (n = 500), a leading business training program (n = 500), or a personal initiative training program (n = 500)...
September 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926023/the-political-economy-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-great-britain
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R M Bennett
A brief history of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and its control in Great Britain (GB) is presented. Numerous diverse policies to control the disease in humans, cattle and wildlife have been pursued over the last 100 years and many millions of pounds have been spent. After notable success in reducing the incidence and prevalence of bTB in cattle in GB from the 1950s to the mid-1980s, the geographical spread of the disease and the number of cattle slaughtered have increased continually since that time, with a high point of bTB incidence in 2008...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921477/out-of-pocket-expenditure-and-catastrophic-health-spending-on-maternal-care-in-public-and-private-health-centres-in-india-a-comparative-study-of-pre-and-post-national-health-mission-period
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Sanjay K Mohanty, Anshul Kastor
BACKGROUND: The National Health Mission (NHM), one of the largest publicly funded maternal health programs worldwide was initiated in 2005 to reduce maternal, neo-natal and infant mortality and out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on maternal care in India. Though evidence suggests improvement in maternal and child health, little is known on the change in OOPE and catastrophic health spending (CHS) since the launch of NHM. AIM: The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive estimate of OOPE and CHS on maternal care by public and private health providers in pre and post NHM periods...
September 18, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894546/nurses-perception-of-the-strategies-to-gaining-professional-power-a-qualitative-study
#4
Rana Rezai Sepasi, Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbaszadeh
BACKGROUND: Power in nursing is a broad concept that has a determining effect on the achievement of professional goals. Gaining power is essential for promoting the roles of nurses, improving their professional image and the consistent improvement of healthcare systems. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to identify and clarify strategies for gaining power in the nursing profession through the experiences of Iranian nurses. METHODS: The present qualitative grounded theory study was conducted on fifteen participants selected through purposive sampling...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893248/the-impact-of-austerity-on-the-health-workforce-and-the-achievement-of-human-resources-for-health-policies-in-ireland-2008-2014
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Des Williams, Steve Thomas
BACKGROUND: The global economic crisis saw recessionary conditions in most EU countries. Ireland's severe recession produced pro-cyclical health spending cuts. Yet, human resources for health (HRH) are the most critical of inputs into a health system and an important economic driver. The aim of this article is to evaluate how the Irish health system coped with austerity in relation to HRH and whether austerity allowed and/or facilitated the implementation of HRH policy. METHODS: The authors employed a quantitative longitudinal trend analysis over the period 2008 to 2014 with Health Service Executive (HSE) staff database as the principal source...
September 11, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889317/the-predictive-value-of-t-tau-and-ab1-42-levels-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Claudia L Craven, Irene Baudracco, Henrik Zetterberg, Michael P T Lunn, Miles D Chapman, Neghat Lakdawala, Laurence D Watkins, Ahmed K Toma
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) has no reliable biomarker to assist in the selection of patients who could benefit from ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt insertion. The neurodegenerative markers T-tau and Aβ1-42 have been found to successfully differentiate between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and INPH and therefore are candidate biomarkers for prognosis and shunt response in INPH. The aim of this study was to test the predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) T-tau and Aβ1-42 for shunt responsiveness...
September 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885139/prevalence-of-fosfomycin-resistance-and-plasmid-mediated-fosfomycin-modifying-enzymes-among-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-zhejiang-china
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lin Huang, Yan Yan Hu, Rong Zhang
Two hundred and thirty-three nonduplicated clinical isolates of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae were collected from four hospitals in Zhejiang, China. 45.1 % (105/233) strains were resistant to fosfomycin, among which plasmid-mediated fosfomycin-modifying enzymes fosA, fosA2, fosA3 and fosA5 were positive, and the other fos genes were negative. 80 % (12/15) Enterobacter cloacae isolates were positive for fosA. 100 % (73/73) Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates were positive for fosA5. A conjugation experiment indicated that fosfomycin resistance could be transferred to an Escherichia coli recipient strain successfully...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881937/using-a-sound-field-to-reduce-the-risks-of-bird-strike-an-experimental-approach
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John P Swaddle, Nicole M Ingrassia
Each year, billions of birds collide with large human-made structures, such as building, towers, and turbines, causing substantial mortality. Such bird-strike, which is projected to increase, poses risks to populations of birds and causes significant economic costs to many industries. Mitigation technologies have been deployed in an attempt to reduce bird-strike, but have been met with limited success. One reason for bird-strike may be that birds fail to pay adequate attention to the space directly in front of them when in level, cruising flight...
July 1, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872418/pregnancy-planning-preferences-among-people-and-couples-affected-by-human-immunodeficiency-virus-piloting-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Mona Loutfy, V Logan Kennedy, Morvarid Sanandaji, Fatimatou Barry, Fanta Ongoiba, Marvelous Muchenje, Wangari Tharao, Dean A Regier
Decision-making related to pregnancy planning is complex and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may further complicate the process. With increasing rates of pregnancy among individuals affected by HIV, the need to understand decision-making is imperative. The primary objectives of this pilot study were to confirm the feasibility of using discrete choice experimentation (DCE) to elicit an understanding of this process and to determine the acceptability of the choice factors that were included in two novel DCEs, while gathering a preliminary understanding of preference...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865648/financing-mechanisms-for-reducing-adversity-and-enhancing-resilience-through-implementation-of-primary-prevention
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Sarah M Steverman, David L Shern
The experience of adversity and toxic stress in childhood is associated with the development of chronic health and behavioral health problems. These problems contribute substantially to health care expenditures and the overall burden of disease. Although a strong scientific literature documents the effectiveness of primary prevention in reducing childhood adversity, promoting well-being and lessening the incidence of negative outcomes, funding for these interventions is highly fragmented across multiple government agencies as well as private and philanthropic sectors...
September 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857152/prescribing-oxygen-for-cluster-headache-a-guide-for-the-provider
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Stewart J Tepper, Jessica Duplin, Barbara Nye, Deborah E Tepper
BACKGROUND: Oxygen is the standard of care for acute treatment of cluster headache. CMS, the US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, has made the indefensible decision to not cover oxygen for cluster headache for patients with Medicaid and Medicare insurance, despite the evidence and professional guidelines. Commercial insurance generally covers oxygen for cluster headache. OBJECTIVE: This is a "how-to" guide for successfully prescribing oxygen in the US...
August 30, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846850/building-a-local-medical-workforce-in-tasmania-where-are-international-fee-paying-medical-graduates-likely-to-work
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Colleen Cheek, Richard Hays, Penny Allen, Gary Walker, Lizzi Shires
INTRODUCTION: Much of regional Australia continues to face challenges in recruitment and retention of medical practitioners, despite the apparently successful rural medical education initiatives funded by the Commonwealth Government. International fee-paying (IFP) medical students are a significant component of Australian medical education, contributing additional income and more diverse learning environments for universities. Their contribution to the Australian medical workforce is harder to determine...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838157/placing-human-behavior-at-the-center-of-the-fight-to-eradicate-polio-lessons-learned-and-their-application-to-other-life-saving-interventions
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Sherine Guirguis, Rafael Obregon, Michael Coleman, Benjamin Hickler, Gillian SteelFisher
Today, acceptance of oral polio vaccine is the highest ever. Reaching this level of acceptance has depended on decades of engaging with communities, building trust amid extraordinary social contexts, and responding to the complex variables that trigger behavioral and social change. Drawing on both the successes and setbacks in the 28 years of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), this article articulates what happened when the GPEI began to pay more attention to the dynamics of human and social behavior change...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828373/digital-immunization-registry-evidence-for-the-impact-of-mhealth-on-enhancing-the-immunization-system-and-improving-immunization-coverage-for-children-under-one-year-old-in-vietnam
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Nga Tuyet Nguyen, Huong Minh Vu, Sang Dinh Dao, Hieu Trung Tran, Tu Xuan Cam Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The Vietnam National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI) has been successfully implementing a nationwide immunization system since 1985. From the start, the program has increased the immunization coverage rate; however, data on immunization coverage in Vietnam are gathered and aggregated from commune health centers in routine, paper-based reports, which have shortcomings. Also, calculations of coverage are inconsistent at subnational levels, which lead to uncertainty about the size of the target population used as the denominator in coverage calculations...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819472/-career-concerns-among-occupational-physicians-serving-on-the-institutes-for-occupational-safety-and-health-in-tunisia
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Irtyah Merchaoui, Asma Chouchène, Ines Bouanène, Néila Chaari, Wassim Zrafi, Adnène Henchi, Mohamed Akrout, Charfeddine Amri
INTRODUCTION: Career dissatisfaction among occupational physicians (OP) may affect their performance and the quality of healthcare services provided. Our study aims to assess the job satisfaction of OP serving on the Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health(IOSH) in Tunisia and to identify the determinant factors. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a national cross-sectional validated SAPHORA JOB survey among all the OP serving on 22 IOSH. RESULTS: 58% of OP serving on the IOSH were dissatisfied with their career...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791771/public-strategies-for-improving-ehealth-integration-and-long-term-sustainability-in-public-health-care-systems-findings-from-an-italian-case-study
#16
Sabina De Rosis, Sabina Nuti
eHealth is expected to contribute in tackling challenges for health care systems. However, it also imposes challenges. Financing strategies adopted at national as well regional levels widely affect eHealth long-term sustainability. In a public health care system, the public actor is among the main "buyers" eHealth. However, public interventions have been increasingly focused on cost containment. How to match these 2 aspects? This article explores some central issues, mainly related to financial aspects, in the development of effective and valuable eHealth strategies in a public health care system: How can the public health care system (as a "buyer") improve long-term success and sustainability of eHealth solutions? What levers are available to match in the long period different interests of different stakeholders in the eHealth field? A case study was performed in the Region of Tuscany, Italy...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791281/orthodontic-treatment-completion-and-discontinuation-in-a-rural-sample-from-north-central-appalachia-in-the-usa
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Chris A Martin, Breana M Dieringer, Daniel W McNeil
BACKGROUND: Orthodontics has inherent demands, requiring regular appointments and active patient engagement, but relatively little is established in regard to rates of completion of treatment and possible factors affecting successful completion. These factors may be particularly important for cultural minority groups, such as those in rural Appalachia, given the environmental, social, and economic complexities affecting access to and utilization of treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS: A naturalistic study design was employed, using retrospective data from a rural outpatient general dental office in July 2012...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771775/outcomes-of-interventions-for-nurse-leaders-wellbeing-at-work-a-quantitative-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Arja Häggman-Laitila, Johanna Romppanen
AIM: To gather, assess and synthesise current research knowledge on interventions that aimed to improve nurse leaders' well-being at work. BACKGROUND: The research evidence on interventions for nurse leaders' well-being at work has been sporadic and there are a lack of evidence-based recommendations for effective interventions that inform practice, future studies and education. DESIGN: A quantitative systematic review, in accordance with the Cochrane Collaboration procedures and the reporting guidance in the PRISMA statement...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768056/scaling-and-sustaining-effective-early-childhood-programs-through-school-family-university-collaboration
#19
Arthur J Reynolds, Momoko Hayakawa, Suh-Ruu Ou, Christina F Mondi, Michelle M Englund, Allyson J Candee, Nicole E Smerillo
We describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive preschool to third grade prevention program for the goals of sustaining services at a large scale. The Midwest Child-Parent Center (CPC) Expansion is a multilevel collaborative school reform model designed to improve school achievement and parental involvement from ages 3 to 9. By increasing the dosage, coordination, and comprehensiveness of services, the program is expected to enhance the transition to school and promote more enduring effects on well-being in multiple domains...
September 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757334/successfully-reducing-hospitalizations-of-nursing-home-residents-results-of-the-missouri-quality-initiative
#20
Marilyn J Rantz, Lori Popejoy, Amy Vogelsmeier, Colleen Galambos, Greg Alexander, Marcia Flesner, Charles Crecelius, Bin Ge, Gregory Petroski
PURPOSE: The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing facilities, and reduce overall healthcare spending without restricting access to care or choice of providers. The MOQI was one of 7 program sites in the United States, with specific interventions unique to each site tested for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Innovations Center...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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