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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238674/experiences-and-effects-of-structurally-involving-residents-in-the-nursing-home-by-means-of-participatory-action-research-a-mixed-method-study
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Lien Van Malderen, Patricia De Vriendt, Tony Mets, Dominique Verté, Ellen Gorus
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the effects of introducing participatory action research (PAR) within the nursing home (NH) on residents' quality of life (QoL) and NH experience and participation, and to explore their experiences with PAR. DESIGN: A mixed methods design was chosen, including a clustered randomized controlled trial (RCT) and qualitative interviews. SETTING: For the RCT, 3 NHs were randomly allocated to 3 conditions: an intervention (weekly PAR activity), an active control (weekly reminiscence-activity), or passive control (care as usual)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237048/heterogeneity-in-pathways-to-abstinence-among-women-in-treatment-for-alcohol-use-disorder
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Cathryn Glanton Holzhauer, Elizabeth E Epstein, Amy M Cohn, Barbara S McCrady, Fiona S Graff, Sharon Cook
BACKGROUND: Although many providers recommend alcohol abstinence as an initial step in the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD), there is a scarcity of research on specific behavioral strategies to achieve this step. The current study examined efficacy of a unique abstinence planning intervention for alcohol in a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) outpatient protocol. DESIGN: 128 women enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of CBT for AUD at a university-based clinic comprised the sample...
April 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237024/missing-mediated-interruptions-in-manual-assembly-critical-aspects-of-breakpoint-selection
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Ari Kolbeinsson, Jessica Lindblom, Peter Thorvald
The factory of the future aims to make manufacturing more effective and easily customisable, using advanced sensors and communications to support information management. In this paper, we examine how breakpoint selection during interruption management can fail, even when using recommendations for interruption management from existing research. We present an experiment based on prior work where mediated interruptions (i.e. smart interruptions that should interrupt at opportune moments) were missed by participants when sent at one of two pre-defined breakpoints...
May 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236772/stigma-related-stress-shame-and-avoidant-coping-reactions-among-members-of-the-general-population-with-elevated-symptom-levels
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J V Schibalski, M Müller, V Ajdacic-Gross, S Vetter, S Rodgers, N Oexle, P W Corrigan, W Rössler, N Rüsch
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether mental illness stigma affects individuals with subthreshold syndromes outside clinical settings. We therefore investigated the role of different stigma variables, including stigma-related stress and shame reactions, for avoidant stigma coping among members of the general population with elevated symptom levels. METHODS: Based on a representative population survey, general stress resilience, stigma variables, shame about having a mental illness as well as avoidant stigma coping (secrecy and social withdrawal) were assessed by self-report among 676 participants with elevated symptom levels...
February 4, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236315/impact-of-a-support-group-for-the-caregivers-at-an-orphanage-in-turkey
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Zeynep Çatay, Dilşad Koloğlugil
This study examined the effectiveness of a 20-session training and supervision support group for caregivers working at an orphanage in Istanbul. The support group's goals were to promote sensitive and responsive caregiving in an institutional setting, to decrease the stress level of the caregivers, and to increase the quality of the relationship between caregivers and children. Thirty-six children (15-37 months) and 24 caregivers participated in this study. Comparison of the pre- and posttest measures of the caregiver intervention and control groups indicated that the intervention yielded successful outcomes...
February 25, 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236264/does-substantiated-childhood-maltreatment-lead-to-poor-quality-of-life-in-young-adulthood-evidence-from-an-australian-birth-cohort-study
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Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Steve Kisely, Gail Williams, Lane Strathearn, Alexandra Clavarino, Jake Moses Najman
PURPOSE: To examine the independent effect of single and multiple forms of substantiated childhood maltreatment (CM) on quality of life (QoL), controlling for selected potential confounders and/or covariates, and concurrent depressive symptoms. METHODS: We used data from a prospective pre-birth cohort of 8556 mothers recruited consecutively during their first antenatal clinic visit at the Mater Hospital from 1981 to 1983 in Brisbane, Australia. The data were linked to substantiated cases of CM reported to the child protection government agency up to the age of 14 years...
February 24, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235691/investigating-the-effect-of-acute-sleep-deprivation-on-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-response-to-a-psychosocial-stressor
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Ivan Vargas, Nestor Lopez-Duran
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been previously identified as one potential mechanism that may explain the link between sleep deprivation and negative health outcomes. However, few studies have examined the direct association between sleep deprivation and HPA-axis functioning, particularly in the context of stress. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between acute sleep deprivation and HPA-axis reactivity to a psychosocial stressor. Participants included 40 healthy, young adults between the ages of 18-29...
February 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231395/functional-connectivity-in-amygdalar-sensory-pre-motor-networks-at-rest-new-evidence-from-the-human-connectome-project
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Nicola Toschi, Andrea Duggento, Luca Passamonti
The word "e-motion" derives from the Latin word "ex-moveo" which literally means "moving away from something / somebody". Emotions are thus fundamental to prime action and goal-directed behavior with obvious implications for individual's survival. However, the brain mechanisms underlying the interactions between emotional and motor cortical systems remain poorly understood. A recent diffusion tensor imaging study in humans has reported the existence of direct anatomical connections between the amygdala and sensory/(pre)motor cortices, corroborating an initial observation in animal research...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230324/effects-of-short-term-energy-restriction-on-liver-lipid-content-and-inflammatory-status-in-severely-obese-adults-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-rct-using-two-dietary-approaches
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Emma L Baldry, Guruprasad P Aithal, Philip Kaye, Iskandar R Idris, Andrew Bennett, Paul C Leeder, Ian A Macdonald
Short-term very low energy diets (VLED) are used in clinical practice prior to bariatric surgery, however, regimens vary and outcomes for a short intervention are unclear. We examined the effect of two VLEDs; a food-based diet (FD) and meal replacement plan (MRP) (LighterLife) over two weeks in a randomised controlled trial (RCT). We collected clinical and anthropometric data, fasting blood samples, and dietary evaluation questionnaires. Surgeons took liver biopsies and made a visual assessment of the liver...
February 23, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229372/measuring-inhibition-and-cognitive-flexibility-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Louise A Corben, Felicity Klopper, Monique Stagnitti, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, John L Bradshaw, Gary Rance, Martin B Delatycki
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder with subtle impact on cognition. Inhibitory processes and cognitive flexibility were examined in FRDA by assessing the ability to suppress a predictable verbal response. We administered the Hayling Sentence Completion Test (HSCT), the Trail Making Test, and the Stroop Test to 43 individuals with FRDA and 42 gender- and age-matched control participants. There were no significant group differences in performance on the Stroop or Trail Making Test whereas significant impairment in cognitive flexibility including the ability to predict and inhibit a pre-potent response as measured in the HSCT was evident in individuals with FRDA...
February 22, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229327/two-years-after-injury-prevalence-and-early-post-injury-predictors-of-ongoing-injury-related-problems
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Suzanne J Wilson, Gabrielle Davie, Sarah Derrett
PURPOSE: To determine, in a cohort with injuries classified anatomically as mainly minor or moderate and for which only 25% were hospitalised acutely, the prevalence of ongoing problems attributed by participants to their injury 2 years prior, and to examine whether three-month post-injury experiences and expectations predict such problems. METHODS: Participants (N = 2231; 18-64 years at injury) were those in the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study who completed the initial three-month and final two-year interviews...
February 22, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228043/impact-of-exercise-on-clinical-symptom-report-and-neurocognition-following-concussion-in-children-and-adolescents
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Vicky Manikas, Franz Babl, Stephen J C Hearps, Julian Dooley, Vicki Anderson
Recovery from concussion in childhood is poorly understood, despite its importance in decisions regarding return to normal activity. Resolution of post-concussive symptoms (PCS) is widely employed as a marker of recovery in clinical practice, however it is unclear if subtle impairments persist only to re-emerge in the context of increased physical or cognitive demands. This study aimed to examine the effect of strenuous exercise on clinical symptom report and neurocognition in children and adolescents after PCS resolution following concussion We recruited concussed children and adolescents (n=30) on presentation to an Emergency Department (ED)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227927/a-feasibility-study-on-age-related-factors-of-wrist-pulse-using-principal-component-analysis
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Jang-Han Bae, Young Ju Jeon, Sanghun Lee, Jaeuk U Kim, Jang-Han Bae, Young Ju Jeon, Sanghun Lee, Jaeuk U Kim, Jang-Han Bae, Young Ju Jeon, Sanghun Lee, Jaeuk U Kim
Various analysis methods for examining wrist pulse characteristics are needed for accurate pulse diagnosis. In this feasibility study, principal component analysis (PCA) was performed to observe age-related factors of wrist pulse from various analysis parameters. Forty subjects in the age group of 20s and 40s were participated, and their wrist pulse signal and respiration signal were acquired with the pulse tonometric device. After pre-processing of the signals, twenty analysis parameters which have been regarded as values reflecting pulse characteristics were calculated and PCA was performed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226308/preliminary-examination-of-metabolic-syndrome-response-to-motivational-interviewing-for-weight-loss-as-compared-to-an-attentional-control-and-usual-care-in-primary-care-for-individuals-with-and-without-binge-eating-disorder
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Rachel D Barnes, Jessica A Barber
Motivational interviewing (MI) treatment for weight loss is being studied in primary care. The effect of such interventions on metabolic syndrome or binge eating disorder (BED), both highly related to excess weight, has not been examined in primary care. This study conducted secondary analyses from a randomized controlled trial to test the impact of MI for weight loss in primary care on metabolic syndrome. 74 adult participants with overweight/obesity recruited through primary care were randomized to 12weeks of either MI, an attentional control, or usual care...
February 14, 2017: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226297/neck-muscle-fatigue-differentially-alters-scapular-and-humeral-kinematics-during-humeral-elevation-in-subclinical-neck-pain-participants-versus-healthy-controls
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Mahboobeh Zabihhosseinian, Michael W R Holmes, Samuel Howarth, Brad Ferguson, Bernadette Murphy
BACKGROUND: Scapular orientation is highly dependent on axioscapular muscle function. This study examined the impact of neck muscle fatigue on scapular and humeral kinematics in participants with and without subclinical neck pain (SCNP) during humeral elevation. METHODS: Ten SCNP and 10 control participants performed three unconstrained trials of dominant arm humeral elevation in the scapular plane to approximately 120 degrees before and after neck extensor muscle fatigue...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226295/effect-of-the-dedicated-education-unit-on-nursing-student-self-efficacy-a-quasi-experimental-research-study
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Lynn E George, Lisa W Locasto, Katrina A Pyo, Thomas W Cline
Although the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) has shown initial promise related to satisfaction with the teaching/learning environment, few studies have examined student outcomes related to the use of the DEU as a clinical education model beyond student satisfaction. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental study was to compare student outcomes from the traditional clinical education (TCE) model with those from the DEU model. Participants were students enrolled in a four-year baccalaureate program in nursing (n = 193) who had clinical education activities in one of three clinical agencies...
February 16, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225525/effects-of-game-performance-on-softball-pitchers-and-catchers
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Gretchen D Oliver, Hillary A Plummer, Jessie Washington, Wendi H Weimar, Allison Brambeck
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of game exposure on pitchers and catchers' hip and glenohumeral range of motion (ROM), isometric strength, and vertical jump performance and power. Five college female softball pitchers (174.24 ± 7.53 cm; 82.10 ± 11.27 kg; 20 ± 1.82 years) and four catchers (165.10 ± 9.04 kg; 68.61 ± 3.87 cm; 20 ± 1.41 years) participated. Hip and glenohumeral rotational ROM; hip and glenohumeral rotational isometric strength; hip abduction and adduction strength; and vertical jump height were assessed pre and post-game exposure...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224640/low-load-resistance-training-with-low-relative-pressure-produces-muscular-changes-similar-to-high-load-resistance-training
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Daeyeol Kim, Jeremy P Loenneke, Xin Ye, Debra A Bemben, Travis W Beck, Rebecca D Larson, Michael G Bemben
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the acute and chronic response of high-load (HL) resistance training to low-load resistance training with a low blood flow restriction (LL-BFR) pressure. METHODS: Participants completed elbow flexion with either HL or LL-BFR, or non-exercise (CON). In the chronic study, participants in the HL and LL-BFR were trained for 8 weeks to determine differences in muscle size and strength. The acute study examined the changes in Pre/Post torque, muscle swelling, and blood lactate...
February 22, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223059/fear-of-future-terrorism-associated-psychiatric-burden
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T Abiola, O Udofia, T L Sheikh, D A Yusuf
BACKGROUND: The mental health burden from fear of future terrorism has not been given much research attention compared to the immediate mental distress such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Such neglected ongoing mental health morbidity associated with threats of terrorism had been described as pre-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS). OBJECTIVE: The study highlighted this phenomenon (PTSS) in Nigeria by examining the catastrophic burden of the fear of future terrorism and associated psychiatric burden among adult population in Kaduna city...
February 4, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221665/totally-percutaneous-versus-surgical-cut-down-femoral-artery-access-for-elective-bifurcated-abdominal-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Madelaine Gimzewska, Alexander Ir Jackson, Su Ern Yeoh, Mike Clarke
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a vascular condition with significant risk attached, particularly if they rupture. It is, therefore, critical to identify and repair these as an elective procedure before they rupture and require emergency surgery. Repair has traditionally been an open surgical technique that required a large incision across the abdomen. Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs (EVARs) are now a common alternative. In this procedure, the common femoral artery is exposed via a cut-down approach and a graft introduced to the aneurysm in this way...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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