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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820515/the-role-of-oncology-nurses-in-discussing-clinical-trials
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Susan A Flocke, Elizabeth Antognoli, Barbara J Daly, Brigid Jackson, Sarah E Fulton, Tasnuva M Liu, Jessica Surdam, Sharon Manne, Neal J Meropol
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe oncology nurses' experiences discussing clinical trials with their patients, and to assess barriers to these discussions.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: A qualitative study designed to elicit narratives from oncology nurses. 
. SETTING: Community- and academic-based oncology clinics throughout the United States.
. PARTICIPANTS: 33 oncology nurses involved in direct patient care in community-based and large hospital-based settings...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818249/health-literacy-cancer-prevention-strategies-for-early-adults
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Robert A Simmons, Susan C Cosgrove, Martha C Romney, James D Plumb, Rickie O Brawer, Evelyn T Gonzalez, Linda G Fleisher, Bradley S Moore
Health literacy, the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand health information and services needed to make health decisions, is an essential element for early adults (aged 18-44 years) to make informed decisions about cancer. Low health literacy is one of the social determinants of health associated with cancer-related disparities. Over the past several years, a nonprofit organization, a university, and a cancer center in a major urban environment have developed and implemented health literacy programs within healthcare systems and in the community...
September 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817990/using-qualitative-methods-to-understand-factors-contributing-to-patient-satisfaction-among-dermatology-patients-a-systematic-review
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Caitlin Gibbons, Sanminder Singh, Brittany Gibbons, Caitlin Clark, Josefina Torres, Michelle Y Cheng, Elizabeth A Wang, April W Armstrong
PURPOSE: In this systematic review, we aimed to synthesize data that identify factors contributing to patient satisfaction in dermatology care using qualitative methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a comprehensive search of the literature using the PubMed database for articles published between January 1, 2000 and February 9, 2015. The initial search yielded 186 articles, of which 13 were included after applying inclusion and exclusion criteria. RESULTS: The systematic review of 13 articles included a total of 330 patients...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817856/back-to-basics-the-effect-of-healthy-diet-and-exercise-on-chronic-disease-management
#4
Robert L Allison
INTRODUCTION: The increase in obesity rates in the U.S. and other less developed industrial countries have led to a worldwide epidemic of chronic disease states. Increased obesity rates are implicated in the treatment failures for illnesses such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension and cancer. Effective prevention of obesity through diet and exercise contributes to the successful medical management of multiple chronic disease states. OBJECTIVE: Review the last 10 years of literature (2006-2016) on the effects of diet and exercise as they relate to the prevention of chronic disease...
2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816536/optimizing-lenvatinib-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-radioactive-iodine-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancers
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Sina Jasim, Nicole M Iniguez-Ariza, Crystal R Hilger, Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, Mabel M Ryder, John C Morris, Keith C Bible
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lenvatinib is approved for use in advanced radioactive iodine resistant differentiated thyroid cancers (RAIR-DTCs); its efficacy is indisputable, but toxicities are great, creating daunting challenges for patients and providers. Few data regarding early adverse events and impact on quality of life (QOL) exist; we sought to add clarity to these issues by analyzing our initial post-approval lenvatinib experience. METHODS: Standardized patient education was implemented, providing detailed instructions and expert provider contacts to facilitate timely reporting of toxicities and guide responsive actions...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816522/the-intertwined-relationship-between-patient-education-hospital-waiting-times-and-hospital-utilization
#6
Maike Schulz
Background Hospital waiting times are established instruments to ration healthcare when resources are scarce. However, higher educated patients may be better able to influence access to, and exit from, hospital care when waiting times are long. Methods Based on a representative sample of 11 European countries from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) collected in 2004/2005, this paper investigates whether the relationship between individual educational background and hospital utilization depends on the prevalent hospital waiting times in a country...
January 1, 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815835/patient-education-materials-assessment-tool-for-laryngectomy-health-information
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Kevin Wong, Amir Gilad, Michael B Cohen, Diana N Kirke, Scharukh M Jalisi
BACKGROUND: The decision to undergo laryngectomy carries medical, social, and emotional consequences. This study evaluates the understandability and actionability of current laryngectomy information. METHODS: Laryngectomy-related educational materials from an online search were evaluated using the validated Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT). Reading difficulty was calculated using the Flesch-Kincaid Level, Flesch Reading Ease, Gunning-Fog Index (GFI), Coleman-Liau Index, Automated Readability Index, and Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) score...
August 16, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815445/identification-and-treatment-optimization-of-comorbid-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mellissa H Withers, Louella T Gonzalez, George A Karpouzas
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) suffer from high rates of depression but depression often remains undiagnosed and untreated among RA patients. Because of its high prevalence and its profound impact on functional disability and health-related quality of life, prompt recognition and management of comorbid depression is urgently needed in patients with RA. Rheumatologists face the challenge of addressing depression in their clinical interactions with patients. The purpose of this paper is to present the prevalence of comorbid depression in RA, to delineate the consequences of depression among RA patients, to discuss the barriers to the identification of depression among RA patients, and to outline a set of recommendations to identify and treat comorbid depression that could be implemented within the rheumatology clinic setting...
August 16, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815034/compliance-with-the-faecal-calprotectin-test-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Chloé Maréchal, Isabelle Aimone-Gastin, Cédric Baumann, Bastien Dirrenberger, Jean-Louis Guéant, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: We investigated, for the first time, levels of compliance with faecal calprotectin test in inflammatory bowel disease patients. METHODS: All consecutive adult inflammatory bowel disease patients having been prescribed an faecal calprotectin test between December 2014-July 2015 were included. At their next visit to the hospital, patients had to return a stool sample for the faecal calprotectin test and answer a simple questionnaire: 'Have you brought a stool sample? If not, why not? If so, did you encounter any difficulties when collecting the sample? Were you aware of faecal calprotectin before being asked to take the test?'...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814942/awareness-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-thromboprophylaxis-among-hospitalized-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hind Almodaimegh, Lama Alfehaid, Nada Alsuhebany, Rami Bustami, Shmylan Alharbi, Abdulmalik Alkatheri, Abdulkareem Albekairy
BACKGROUND: Patient awareness of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and thromboprophylaxis is essential for their safety. In this study, we evaluated patients' awareness of VTE and their perceptions of thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: We administered a cross-sectional survey to patients hospitalized at the King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. RESULTS: Of 190 patients approached, 174 completed the survey, constituting a response rate of 95%...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813512/implementation-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-for-patients-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-rural-china-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiaolin Wei, John D Walley, Zhitong Zhang, Guanyang Zou, Weiwei Gong, Simin Deng, Anthony D Harries, Joseph P Hicks, Marc K C Chong, James N Newell, Jieming Zhong, Min Yu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess whether a standard intervention package of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care was being delivered effectively, and if it was associated with improved lifestyle and biomedical indicators. METHODS: In rural China, we implemented a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial for 12 months, randomized at the township hospital level, and compared with usual care. Intervention case management guideline, training and performance monitoring meeting and patient support activities were designed to fit within the job description of family doctors in the township hospitals and comprised: 1) prescription of a standardised package of medicines targeted at those with hypertension or diabetes; 2) advice about specific lifestyle interventions; and 3) advice about medication adherence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812959/periocular-manifestations-of-trigeminal-trophic-syndrome-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Katherine A McVeigh, Morag Adams, Richard Harrad, Rebecca Ford
Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a condition whereby persistent facial ulceration presents consequent to central or peripheral insult to the trigeminal nerve. Lesions are created by repetitive self-inflicted manipulation and trauma of dysaesthetic skin within the trigeminal dermatome. We discuss four cases with aetiologies varied from presumed microvascular compromise to resection of cerebral meningioma, cerebrovascular accident, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We discuss the management of the under-recognised associated periocular skin ulcerations that result from physical manipulation of dysesthic skin and prove to be persistent and challenging to treat...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812861/use-qr-codes-for-patient-education
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July 2017: Family Practice Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811812/lower-thoracic-syndrome
#14
Muhammad Nazim Farooq
The role of thoracic spine related dysfunction in producing lower extremity symptoms is not clear. This case study describes the assessment and treatment of a patient with low back pain and bilateral lower extremity (BLE) symptoms. It was found that patient education about postural awareness and passive mobilization are valuable aids to decrease BLE symptoms due to sympathetic nervous system (SNS) dysfunction and lower thoracic hypomobility. The clinicians need to consider examination and treatment of the lower thoracic area in patients with BLE symptoms...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810869/-evolution-and-financial-cost-of-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-an-ecological-study-for-portugal-2000-2014
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Klára Dimitrovová, Cláudia Costa, Paula Santana, Julian Perelman
BACKGROUND: Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) are specific conditions for which hospitalization is thought to be avoidable through patient education, health promotion initiatives, early diagnosis and by appropriate chronic disease management, and have been shown to be greatly influenced by socioeconomic (SE) characteristics. We examined the SE inequalities in hospitalization rates for ACSC in Portugal, their evolution over time (2000-2014), and their associated financial burden...
August 16, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810470/representations-and-experiences-of-well-being-among-diabetic-adolescents-relational-normative-and-identity-tensions-in-diabetes-self-management
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David Fonte, Sébastien Colson, José Côté, Rachel Reynaud, Marie-Claude Lagouanelle-Simeoni, Thémis Apostolidis
We explore representations of well-being in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes in order to better understand their expectations and needs in therapeutic patient education. In total, 28 interviews were performed and then submitted to thematic content analysis and lexicometric analysis. Results show the intervention of psychosocial processes in the relationship that adolescents maintain with well-being and self-management. More specifically, we observed that well-being is impacted by areas of tension between the expectations of adolescents and the therapeutic objectives expressed by health professionals...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806026/physician-perceptions-of-barriers-to-advance-care-planning
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Lauren Fanta, Jill Tyler
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have confirmed the importance of advance care planning. Despite the benefits of directed end-of-life discussions, a variety of barriers including discomfort with the topic, physician ideology, lack of time and reimbursement, delaying discussions, and lack of training impede physicians from facilitating these crucial conversations with their patients. This study aims to understand physicians' perceptions to additional barriers to advance care planning with patients and their families...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804809/therapeutic-patient-education-in-cancer-pain-management-from-practice-to-research-proposals-and-strategy-of-the-french-effadol-program
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Virginie Prevost, Bénédicte Clarisse, Natacha Heutte, Alexandra Leconte, Cécile Bisson, Rachel Bignon, Sonia Cauchin, Maryline Feuillet, Sylvie Gehanne, Maud Gicquère, Marie-Christine Grach, Cyril Guillaumé, Christine Le Gal, Joelle Le Garrec, Franck Lecaer, Isabelle Lepleux, Anne-Laure Millet, Marie-Claude Ropartz, Nathalie Roux, Virith Sep Hieng, Carole Van Delook, Aline Le Chevalier, Claire Delorme
In the field of cancer pain, therapeutic patient education (TPE) allows patients to develop skills to better manage their pain. In the Lower Normandy region of France, the management of pain is based on networking, thus allowing proximity and accessibility for all concerned. We have thus designed and initiated a broad five-stage research program that includes the following: (1) training for caregivers in TPE; (2) identifying the educational expectations of patients and their relatives with regard to cancer pain; (3) the design of a TPE program; (4) the evaluation of its quality; and (5) the evaluation of its effectiveness by comparative randomization...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803754/corrigendum-to-ehealth-literacy-in-chronic-disease-patients-an-item-response-theory-analysis-of-the-ehealth-literacy-scale-eheals-patient-educ-counseling-100-2-february-2017-320-326
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Samantha R Paige, Janice L Krieger, Michael Stellefson, Julia M Alber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803720/impact-of-the-self-care-education-program-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
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Shahram Baraz, Kourosh Zarea, Hajiee Bibi Shahbazian
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is an irreversible disease requiring lifetime self-care and rehabilitation. Patient education to improve their ability in administering self-care is also effective, lowering the risks of developing complications and promoting the quality of life. This study was conducted to assess the effect of self-care educational programs in promoting the quality of life of diabetic patients. METHODS: In this pre-test/post-test intervention study design, 30 diabetes patients were included on the basis of a non-randomized sampling, using each subject as her/his own control...
August 1, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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