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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212629/cardiometabolic-risk-in-a-population-of-older-adults-with-multiple-co-morbidities-in-rural-south-africa-the-haalsi-health-and-aging-in-africa-longitudinal-studies-of-indepth-communities-study
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Thomas A Gaziano, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Alisha Wade, Nigel J Crowther, Sartaj Alam, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Ryan Wagner, Julia Rohr, Livia Montana, Kathleen Kahn, Till W Bärnighausen, Lisa F Berkman, Stephen Tollman
BACKGROUND: A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic diseases (CMD), and its risk factors. The long-term interactions between HIV infection, treatment, and CMD remain to be elucidated in the African population. The HAALSI cohort was established to investigate the impact of these interactions on CMD morbidity and mortality among middle-aged and older adults...
February 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207331/a-systematic-review-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-sexual-minorities
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Billy A Caceres, Abraham Brody, Rachel E Luscombe, Jillian E Primiano, Peter Marusca, Edward M Sitts, Deborah Chyun
BACKGROUND: Mental health and HIV disparities are well documented among sexual minorities, but there is a dearth of research on other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Although sexual minorities have high rates of several modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (including stress, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption), there is a paucity of research in this area. OBJECTIVES: In this systematic review, we synthesized and critiqued the existing evidence on cardiovascular disease among sexual minority adults...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205551/applying-recovery-biomarkers-to-calibrate-self-report-measures-of-sodium-and-potassium-in-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos
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Y Mossavar-Rahmani, D Sotres-Alvarez, W W Wong, C M Loria, M D Gellman, L Van Horn, M H Alderman, J M Beasley, C M Lora, A M Siega-Riz, R C Kaplan, P A Shaw
Measurement error in assessment of sodium and potassium intake obscures associations with health outcomes. The level of this error in a diverse US Hispanic/Latino population is unknown. We investigated the measurement error in self-reported dietary intake of sodium and potassium and examined differences by background (Central American, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican and South American). In 2010-2012, we studied 447 participants aged 18-74 years from four communities (Miami, Bronx, Chicago and San Diego), obtaining objective 24-h urinary sodium and potassium excretion measures...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196524/financial-barriers-and-adverse-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-cardiovascular-related-chronic-diseases-a-cohort-study
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David J T Campbell, Braden J Manns, Robert G Weaver, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Kathryn M King-Shier, Claudia Sanmartin
BACKGROUND: Some patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease report financial barriers to achieving optimal health. Previous surveys report that the perception of having a financial barrier is associated with self-reported adverse clinical outcomes. We sought to confirm these findings using linked survey and administrative data to determine, among patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases, if there is an association between perceived financial barriers and the outcomes of: (1) disease-related hospitalizations, (2) all-cause mortality and (3) inpatient healthcare costs...
February 15, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194846/depression-and-medication-adherence-among-older-korean-patients-with-hypertension-mediating-role-of-self-efficacy
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Youn-Jung Son, Mi Hwa Won
Many studies have reported the negative effects of depression on adherence to antihypertensive medication. However, little is known about the mechanism underlying this relationship in elderly patients with hypertension. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to examine the mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between depression and medication adherence among older patients with hypertension. The data were collected from October to December 2014. A total of 255 older patients with hypertension were assessed using the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Self-efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale, and the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192012/impact-of-gender-on-satisfaction-and-confidence-in-cholesterol-control-among-veterans-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Karen M Goldstein, Karen M Stechuchak, Leah L Zullig, Eugene Z Oddone, Maren K Olsen, Felicia A McCant, Lori A Bastian, Bryan C Batch, Hayden B Bosworth
BACKGROUND: Compared with men, women have poorer lipid control. Although potential causes of this disparity have been explored, it is unknown whether patient-centered factors such as satisfaction and confidence contribute. We evaluated (1) whether satisfaction with lipid control and confidence in ability to improve it vary by gender and (2) whether sociodemographic characteristics modify the association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated baseline survey responses from the Cardiovascular Intervention Improvement Telemedicine Study, including self-rated satisfaction with cholesterol levels and confidence in controlling cholesterol...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185594/sleep-apnoea-in-australian-men-disease-burden-co-morbidities-and-correlates-from-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-male-health
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Chamara Visanka Senaratna, Dallas R English, Dianne Currier, Jennifer L Perret, Adrian Lowe, Caroline Lodge, Melissa Russell, Sashane Sahabandu, Melanie C Matheson, Garun S Hamilton, Shyamali C Dharmage
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common disorder with under-rated clinical impact, which is increasingly being recognised as having a major bearing on global disease burden. Men are especially vulnerable and become a priority group for preventative interventions. However, there is limited information on prevalence of the condition in Australia, its co-morbidities, and potential risk factors. METHODS: We used data from 13,423 adult men included in the baseline wave of Ten to Men, an Australian national study of the health of males, assembled using stratified cluster sampling with oversampling from rural and regional areas...
October 31, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181106/risk-factor-control-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-multi-ethnic-helius-study
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M Minneboo, S Lachman, M B Snijder, J T Vehmeijer, H T Jørstad, R J G Peters
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of contemporary secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the differences between six ethnic groups in a large, observational cohort. DESIGN: We included participants with a self-reported history of CVD from the HEalthy LIfe in an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study, which investigates inequalities in health between six ethnic groups living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We quantified the proportions of patients who were at the preventive treatment goal according to the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology for six risk factors: hypertension, dyslipidaemia, smoking, overweight, physical inactivity and diabetes mellitus, and the use preventive medication...
February 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166324/effect-of-intensive-blood-pressure-control-on-gait-speed-and-mobility-limitation-in-adults-75-years-or-older-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Michelle C Odden, Carmen A Peralta, Dan R Berlowitz, Karen C Johnson, Jeffrey Whittle, Dalane W Kitzman, Srinivasan Beddhu, John W Nord, Vasilios Papademetriou, Jeff D Williamson, Nicholas M Pajewski
Importance: Intensive blood pressure (BP) control confers a benefit on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; whether it affects physical function outcomes is unknown. Objective: To examine the effect of intensive BP control on changes in gait speed and mobility status. Design, Setting, and Participants: This randomized, clinical trial included 2636 individuals 75 years or older with hypertension and no history of type 2 diabetes or stroke who participated in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)...
February 6, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152709/the-well-being-of-long-term-cancer-survivors
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Julia Thornton Snider, Emma van Eijndhoven, Katharine Batt, Tony Okoro, Manan Shah, Thomas DeLeire
: 30 Background: While numerous studies have examined the outcomes of individuals recently diagnosed with cancer, less is known about the well-being of long-term (LT) cancer survivors. METHODS: Using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a nationally representative survey of US residents over age 50, we defined four cohorts: US residents over age 50, individuals recently diagnosed with cancer (≤4 years from diagnosis), LT cancer survivors (>4 years from diagnosis) and individuals with a chronic condition (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, lung disease or prior stroke)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151951/comorbidities-of-hiv-infection-and-health-care-seeking-behavior-among-hiv-infected-patients-attending-public-sector-healthcare-facilities-in-kwazulu-natal-a-cross-sectional-study
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Manimbulu Nlooto
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected people may present with co-infections, comorbidities, and side effects associated with antiretroviral therapy. This study explored the prevalence of comorbid health problems and determined the extent of the use of traditional medicine for treatment of co-infections, comorbidities of HIV infection and side effects. METHODS: A cross sectional study, using researcher-administered questionnaires, was carried out among HIV-infected patients in eight public sector healthcare facilities in KwaZulu-Natal between April and October 1024...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131208/administration-of-a-pictorial-questionnaire-to-screen-for-stroke-among-patients-with-hypertension-or-diabetes-in-rural-ghana
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Fred S Sarfo, Rexford Adu Gyamfi, Sheila Adamu, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Mayowa Owolabi, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Stroke prevention is an important public health goal in low-and-middle income countries (LMIC) due to its high mortality and morbidity in these settings. Epidemiological data from high-income countries have demonstrated a potent predictive association between self-reported stroke symptoms and risks of future strokes, incident cognitive impairment and all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVE: To utilize a pictographic version of the 8-item Questionnaire for Verifying Stroke Free Status (QVSFS) to screen for stroke symptoms and determine its predictors among hypertensive and diabetic patients in a rural hospital within a LMIC...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122846/self-medication-among-people-living-with-hypertension-a-review
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Riana Rahmawati, Beata V Bajorek
BACKGROUND: Self-medication is commonly practised by patients, underpinned by health beliefs that affect their adherence to medication regimens, and impacting on treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This review explores the scope of self-medication practices among people with hypertension, in terms of the scale of use, types of medication and influencing factors. METHOD: A comprehensive search of English language, peer-reviewed literature published between 2000 and 2014 was performed...
January 24, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111611/primary-care-pediatricians-interest-in-diagnostic-error-reduction
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Michael L Rinke, Hardeep Singh, Sarah Ruberman, Jason Adelman, Steven J Choi, Heather O'Donnell, Ruth E K Stein, Tammy M Brady, Moonseong Heo, Christoph U Lehmann, Steven Kairys, Elizabeth Rice-Conboy, Keri Theissen, David G Bundy
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic errors causing harm in children are understudied, resulting in a knowledge gap regarding pediatricians' interest in reducing their incidence. METHODS: Electronic survey of general pediatricians focusing on diagnostic error incidence, errors they were interested in trying to improve, and errors reduced by their electronic health record (EHR). RESULTS: Of 300 contacted pediatricians, 77 (26%) responded, 58 (19%) served ambulatory patients, and 48 (16%) completed the entire questionnaire...
June 2016: Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111118/-doing-what-i-do-best-the-association-between-skill-utilization-and-employee-health-with-healthy-behavior-as-a-mediator
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Kaori Fujishiro, Catherine A Heaney
OBJECTIVE: Skill utilization, defined as having the opportunity to do one's best at work, has been examined as a contributor to productivity, organizational efficiency, job satisfaction, and mental health. Drawing from self-determination theory, we postulate that high levels of skill utilization are positively associated with physical health and that some of the effect is mediated by health behavior. METHODS: Using the 2014 Gallup Daily Tracking Survey data (n = 87,316), a nationally representative sample of working adults in the United States, we examine the associations between perceived skill utilization and five health outcomes (self-rated health, hypertension, high cholesterol, cancer, asthma) with healthy behavior (regular exercising, fruits and vegetable consumption) as a mediator of the associations...
January 5, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109259/unfavourable-risk-factor-control-after-coronary-events-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Elise Sverre, Kari Peersen, Einar Husebye, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Torbjørn Moum, Jan Erik Otterstad, Toril Dammen, John Munkhaugen
BACKGROUND: Risk factor control after a coronary event in a recent European multi-centre study was inadequate. Patient selection from academic centres and low participation rate, however, may underscore failing risk factor control in routine clinical practice. Improved understanding of the patient factors that influence risk factor control is needed to improve secondary preventive strategies. The objective of the present paper was to determine control of the major risk factors in a coronary population from routine clinical practice, and how risk factor control was influenced by the study factors age, gender, number of coronary events, and time since the index event...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095706/translation-and-pilot-testing-of-a-measure-to-assess-hypertension-self-care-activities-among-hispanics
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Jan Warren-Findlow, Maren J Coffman, Celia A Karp
OBJECTIVE: Hispanics in the US have high rates of uncontrolled hypertension in comparison to non-Hispanic whites. This pilot study reports on the translation of a validated measure, the Hypertension Self-Care Activity Level Effects (H-SCALE), for use with Spanish speakers. The H-SCALE assesses Hispanics' adherence to lifestyle activities that contribute to primary and secondary risk reduction of high blood pressure. DESIGN: Cross-sectional data were collected from Hispanic primary care patients attending a free health clinic in Charlotte, NC...
January 17, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062275/put-the-family-back-in-family-health-history-a-multiple-informant-approach
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Jielu Lin, Christopher S Marcum, Melanie F Myers, Laura M Koehly
INTRODUCTION: An accurate family health history is essential for individual risk assessment. This study uses a multiple-informant approach to examine whether family members have consistent perceptions of shared familial risk for four common chronic conditions (heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension) and whether accounting for inconsistency in family health history reports leads to more accurate risk assessment. METHODS: In 2012-2013, individual and family health histories were collected from 127 adult informants of 45 families in the Greater Cincinnati Area...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060086/sex-specific-associations-between-self-reported-sleep-duration-cardiovascular-disease-hypertension-and-mortality-in-an-elderly-population
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Anders Broström, Ake Wahlin, Urban Alehagen, Martin Ulander, Peter Johansson
BACKGROUND: Both short and long sleep durations have been associated to increased mortality. Knowledge about sex-specific differences among elderly regarding associations between sleep duration, cardiovascular health, and mortality is sparse. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to examine the association between self-reported sleep duration and mortality and to investigate whether this association is sex specific and/or moderated by cardiovascular morbidity, and also to explore potential mediators of sleep duration effects on mortality...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056149/hearing-impairment-and-undiagnosed-disease-the-potential-role-of-clinical-recommendations
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Nicole M Marlow, John Malaty, Ara Jo, Rebecca J Tanner, Valery M Beau de Rochars, Peter J Carek, Arch G Mainous
Purpose: The objective of this study was to use cross-sectional, nationally representative data to examine the relationship between self-reported hearing impairment and undetected diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and chronic kidney disease. Method: We analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the years 2007-2012 for individuals 40 years of age and older without previously diagnosed cardiovascular disease. Analyses were conducted examining hearing impairment and undiagnosed disease...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
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