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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633382/detecting-predeath-grief-in-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia-validity-and-utility-of-the-marwit-meuser-caregiver-grief-inventory-in-a-multiethnic-asian-population
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Tau Ming Liew, Beow Im Yeap, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Mihir Gandhi, Kheng Siew Tan, Nan Luo, Philip Yap
Background and Objectives: Coping with predeath grief (PDG) is an unmet need in caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD). The Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory (MM-CGI) and its abbreviated MM-CGI-Short-Form (MM-CGI-SF) are among the few empirically developed scales that detect PDG, yet they have not been substantially validated outside United States. We evaluated the reliability and validity of the PDG scales in a multiethnic Asian population distinct from that of United States...
June 15, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631517/what-factors-influence-emergency-department-visits-by-patients-with-cancer-at-the-end-of-life-analysis-of-a-124-030-patient-cohort
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Lesley A Henson, Irene J Higginson, Wei Gao
BACKGROUND: Emergency department visits towards the end of life by patients with cancer are increasing over time. This is despite evidence of an association with poor patient and caregiver outcomes and most patients preferring home-based care. AIM: To identify socio-demographic and clinical factors associated with end-of-life emergency department visits and determine the relationship between patients' prior emergency department use and risk of multiple (⩾2) visits in the last month of life...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619228/effect-of-community-health-clubs-on-child-diarrhoea-in-western-rwanda-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sheela S Sinharoy, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Ronald Wendt, Leodomir Mfura, Erin Crossett, Karen A Grépin, William Jack, Bernard Ngabo Rwabufigiri, James Habyarimana, Thomas Clasen
BACKGROUND: Community health clubs are multi-session village-level gatherings led by trained facilitators and designed to promote healthy behaviours mainly related to water, sanitation, and hygiene. They have been implemented in several African and Asian countries but have never been evaluated rigorously. We aimed to evaluate the effect of two versions of the community health club model on child health and nutrition outcomes. METHODS: We did a cluster-randomised trial in Rusizi district, western Rwanda...
July 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613954/comparison-of-sleep-characteristics-pattern-and-problems-in-young-children-within-the-southeast-asian-region
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Kim Dy Daban, Daniel Yt Goh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Optimal sleeping habits are important for health development of infants. The role of culture on sleep habits cannot be underestimated. We aimed to characterize sleep patterns, sleep practices and sleep problems; and assess the sleep settings and parental perceptions of sleep problems in children from birth to 36 months in countries in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region. PARTICIPANTS: Parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months old) from countries in Southeast Asia participated in this study...
June 14, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597353/bringing-the-family-in-through-the-back-door-the-stealthy-expansion-of-family-care-in-asian-and-european-long-term-care-policy
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Naonori Kodate, Virpi Timonen
In the era of global ageing, amid political concerns about increasing care needs and long-term sustainability of current care regimes, most high-income economies are seeking to minimise the use of institutional care and to expand formal home care for their older populations. In long-term care reforms, concerns about public funding, formal providers and the paid care workforce are foremost. However, an integral yet hidden part of all these reforms is the stealthily growing role of family carers. This article aims to identify and spell out how developments in formal home care bring about different modes of increasing, encouraging and necessitating family care inputs, across welfare states...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583418/policies-for-managing-emergency-medical-services-in-mass-casualty-incidents
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B Adini, M Bodas, H Nilsson, K Peleg
INTRODUCTION: Diverse decision-making is needed in managing mass casualty incidents (MCIs), by emergency medical services (EMS). The aim of the study was to review consensus among international experts concerning policies of EMS management during MCIs. METHODS: Applicability of 21 EMS policies was tested through a 2-cycle modified e-Delphi process, in which 38 multi-disciplinary experts from 10 countries participated. Threshold for approving proposed solutions was defined as consensus of >80%...
May 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528453/issues-of-aging-an-exploration-of-asian-american-families-in-the-southern-region-of-the-united-states-from-the-perspective-of-community-leaders
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Suzie S Weng
This paper focuses on older adults and the aging concerns of this population among groups of Asian American communities in a specific state in the southern region of the United States. A qualitative approach was used to gain a more in-depth understanding of issues related to aging from caregivers who are Asian American leaders from a community perspective. Areas of concern identified include intergenerational dynamics, physical and mental health concerns, and the need for a community center and living facility...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488981/a-survey-of-parents-with-children-on-the-autism-spectrum-experience-with-services-and-treatments
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Tracy A Becerra, Maria L Massolo, Vincent M Yau, Ashli A Owen-Smith, Frances L Lynch, Phillip M Crawford, Kathryn A Pearson, Magdalena E Pomichowski, Virginia P Quinn, Cathleen K Yoshida, Lisa A Croen
INTRODUCTION: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are lifelong neurodevelopmental disorders, and little is known about how parents address the health and psychosocial consequences of ASD. Few studies have examined use of various treatments and services in a large, diverse sample of children with ASD and their families. OBJECTIVE: This paper presents methods to create an autism research resource across multiple large health delivery systems and describes services and treatments used by children with ASD and their families...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449912/infant-night-sleep-trajectory-from-age-3-24-months-evidence-from-the-singapore-gusto-study
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Shaun K Y Goh, Elaine K H Tham, Daniel Y T Goh, Oon Hoe Teoh, Seang Mei Saw, Fabian Yap, Yap-Seng Chong, Anqi Qiu, Birit F P Broekman
OBJECTIVE: Longitudinal studies on night sleep trajectories throughout infancy are sparse. Moreover, most studies have examined samples in Caucasian individuals, although cultural differences in sleep habits have been described. To expand on the current literature, we aimed to determine night sleep trajectories in an Asian population from age 3-24 months. METHODS: Night sleep duration from a subset of 893 infants within the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) birth cohort study was determined using the caregiver-reported Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448815/spanking-and-subsequent-behavioral-problems-in-toddlers-a-propensity-score-matched-prospective-study-in-japan
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Sakurako Okuzono, Takeo Fujiwara, Tsuguhiko Kato, Ichiro Kawachi
Harsh or frequent spanking in early childhood is an established risk factor for later childhood behavioral problems as well as mental disorder in adulthood in Western societies. However, few studies have been conducted in Asian populations, where corporal punishment is relatively accepted. Moreover, the impacts of occasional spanking on subsequent behavioral problems remain uncertain. This study sought to investigate prospectively the association between the frequency of spanking of toddlers and later behavioral problems in Japanese children using national birth cohort data...
April 24, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413919/examining-child-welfare-decisions-and-services-for-asian-canadian-versus-white-canadian-children-and-families-in-the-child-welfare-system
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Barbara Lee, Esme Fuller-Thomson, Barbara Fallon, Tara Black, Nico Trocmé
Using administrative child welfare data from the Ontario Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (OCANDS), this study compared the profiles of Asian-Canadian and White-Canadian children and families that experienced a case closure after an investigation instead of being transferred to ongoing child protection services (CPS). Child protection investigations involving Asian-Canadian and White-Canadian children and families that were transferred to ongoing CPS presented a different profile of case characteristics and caregiver and child clinical needs...
May 2017: Child Maltreatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388828/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-south-asian-indian-americans-engagement-in-advanced-care-planning-behaviors
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Kavita Radhakrishnan, Shubhada Saxena, Regina Jillapalli, Yuri Jang, Miyong Kim
PURPOSE: To identify barriers to and facilitators of older South Asian Indian-Americans' (SAIAs') engagement in behaviors associated with advance care planning (ACP). METHODS: Using a descriptive qualitative design guided by the transcultural nursing assessment model, data were collected in focus groups of community-dwelling older SAIA participants, SAIA family caregivers, and SAIA physicians. A directed approach using predetermined coding categories derived from the Transcultural Nursing Assessment model and aided by NVivo 10 software (Melbourne, Australia) facilitated the qualitative data analysis...
May 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381931/perceived-stress-and-coping-styles-among-malay-caregivers-of-children-with-learning-disabilities-in-kelantan
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Siti Nor Ismalina Isa, Ismarulyusda Ishak, Azriani Ab Rahman, Nur Zakiah Mohd Saat, Normah Che Din, Syarif Husin Lubis, Muhammad Faiz Mohd Ismail
BACKGROUND: Caregivers of children with learning disabilities have been shown to experience increased stress and greater negative caregiving consequences than those with typically developing children. There remains a lack of studies focusing on stress and coping mechanisms among caregivers of a wider age group and diagnosis of individuals with disabilities in Asian countries. The current study examines levels of perceived stress and associated child and caregiver factors among caregivers of children with learning disabilities in the Malaysian context...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295138/frequency-and-risk-factors-for-live-discharge-from-hospice
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David Russell, Eli L Diamond, Bonnie Lauder, Ritchell R Dignam, Dawn W Dowding, Timothy R Peng, Holly G Prigerson, Kathryn H Bowles
OBJECTIVES: To report frequencies and associated risk factors for 4 distinct causes of live discharge from hospice. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using electronic medical records of hospice patients who received care from a large urban not-for-profit hospice agency in New York City during a 3-year period between 2013 and 2015 (n = 9,190). RESULTS: Roughly one in five hospice patients were discharged alive (21%; n = 1911). Acute hospitalization was the most frequent reason for live discharge (42% of all live discharges; n = 802)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179416/cohort-profile-for-the-nurture-observational-study-examining-associations-of-multiple-caregivers-on-infant-growth-in-the-southeastern-usa
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Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Truls Østbye, Gary G Bennett, Richard M Kravitz, Shayna M Clancy, Marissa Stroo, Edwin Iversen, Cathrine Hoyo
PURPOSE: Childcare has been associated with obesity in children in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, although some observed no association. Few studies have focused on care during infancy, a period when children may be especially vulnerable. PARTICIPANTS: The Nurture Study is an observational birth cohort designed to assess longitudinal associations of childcare and the presence of multiple caregivers on infant adiposity and weight trajectories throughout the first year of life...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156578/piloting-survivorship-care-planning-with-the-metastatic-breast-cancer-patient
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Catherine Saiki, Jane Zorzi, Vered Stearns, Antonio C Wolff
146 Background: Emotional distress and poor symptom management are highly prevalent among patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). A high disease burden can further negatively impact these patients' quality of life. To address the evolving survivorship needs in their trajectory from initial diagnosis of advanced disease to end-of-life care, patients with MBC require prompt assessment, reevaluation, and specialized support services. Limited survivorship resources are devoted to this patient population and greater attention to their needs is warranted...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093923/cultural-differences-in-young-adults-perceptions-of-the-probability-of-future-family-life-events
#17
Calandra Speirs, Vivian Huang, Candace Konnert
Most young adults are exposed to family caregiving; however, little is known about their perceptions of their future caregiving activities such as the probability of becoming a caregiver for their parents or providing assistance in relocating to a nursing home. This study examined the perceived probability of these events among 182 young adults and the following predictors of their probability ratings: gender, ethnicity, work or volunteer experience, experiences with caregiving and nursing homes, expectations about these transitions, and filial piety...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060549/characterization-of-spirituality-in-maternal-child-caregivers
#18
Katherine Coughlin, Amy Mackley, Rachel Kwadu, Vanessa Shanks, Wendy Sturtz, David Munson, Ursula Guillen
OBJECTIVE: To characterize spiritual beliefs and support provided by maternal-child staff at three academic hospitals. BACKGROUND: Parents in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) believe that addressing spirituality is important. The spiritual beliefs and the support provided by NICU staff are currently unknown. METHODS: This prospective study surveyed all maternal-child staff (NICU and Obstetrics): physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists, and social workers...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027858/culture-and-diet-among-chinese-american-children-aged-9-13%C3%A2-years-a-qualitative-study
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Cassandra S Diep, Randall Leung, Debbe I Thompson, Beverly J Gor, Tom Baranowski
OBJECTIVE: To examine Chinese American children's behaviors, food preferences, and cultural influences on their diet. DESIGN: Qualitative individual interviews using constructs from the proposed model of dietary acculturation. SETTING: Community centers and Chinese schools in Houston, TX. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five Chinese American children aged 9-13 years. PHENOMENON OF INTEREST: Diet, favorite restaurants, and parents' cooking and grocery shopping habits...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969020/self-efficacy-and-depression-predicting-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-outpatients-with-chronic-heart-failure-in-singapore
#20
Desmond Wai Yang Loo, Ying Jiang, Karen Wei Ling Koh, Fui Ping Lim, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) remains as a debilitating disease that has high mortality among adults worldwide. CHF negatively impacts an individual's health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but only few studies have investigated such an impact in the Asian population. AIMS: This study aims to investigate the HRQoL of outpatients with CHF and identify its predictors among this group of patients in Singapore. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive correlational study...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
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