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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027127/use-of-supplementary-patient-education-material-increases-treatment-adherence-and-satisfaction-among-acne-patients-receiving-adapalene-0-1-benzoyl-peroxide-2-5-gel-in-primary-care-clinics-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Timothy Myhill, Warwick Coulson, Paul Nixon, Simon Royal, Terry McCormack, Nabil Kerrouche
INTRODUCTION: Poor adherence to acne treatment may lead to unnecessary treatments, increased healthcare costs, and reduced quality of life (QoL). This multicenter study evaluated the effect of supplementary patient education material (SEM) (a short video, information card, and additional information available online) on treatment adherence and satisfaction among acne patients treated with the fixed-dose combination adapalene 0.1%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (A/BPO) in primary care clinics versus (1) standard-of-care patient education (SOCPE) (package insert and oral instruction) and (2) SOCPE plus more frequent clinic visits...
October 12, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025397/a-qualitative-study-of-patient-education-needs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement
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Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian, Fiona Webster
BACKGROUND: Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and evaluation of health-related educational material. These factors were the impetus for our high volume joint replacement centre to undertake a qualitative study to elicit patient experiences to inform the development of effective strategies and education along the care continuum for hip and knee replacement...
October 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024333/united-we-stand-divided-we-conquer-pilot-study-of-multidisciplinary-general-medicine-heart-failure-care-program
#3
Omar Wahbi Izzettin, Ingrid Hopper, Edward Ritchie, Vathy Nagalingam, Ar Kar Aung
BACKGROUND: Heart failure care and education require a multifaceted approach to ensure appropriate transition from inpatient to outpatient care. AIMS: To explore the feasibility of a multidisciplinary heart failure care model, General Medicine Heart Failure Care Program (GM-HFCP) within a General Medical Unit (GMU). METHODS: Prospective non-randomised before-and-after observational quality improvement intervention over a 6-month period. All consecutive patients admitted to GMU at Alfred Hospital with diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure were included...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024308/does-remote-monitoring-change-osa-management-and-cpap-adherence
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REVIEW
Jean L Pépin, Renaud Tamisier, Dennis Hwang, Suresh Mereddy, Sairam Parthasarathy
It is increasingly recognized that the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and its associated cardio-metabolic morbidities make OSA a burden for society. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the gold standard treatment, needs to be used for more than 4 h/night to be effective, but suffers from relatively poor adherence. Furthermore, CPAP is likely to be more effective if combined with lifestyle changes. Thus, the remote telemonitoring (TM) of OSA patients in terms of CPAP use, signalling of device problems, following disease progression, detection of acute events and monitoring of daily physical activity is an attractive option...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023191/use-of-nasogastric-feeding-tubes-for-children-at-home-a-template-for-caregiver-education
#5
Beth Lyman, Gina Rempel, Kerrin Windsor, Peggi Guenter
There is a lack of knowledge on the part of caregivers who need to place nasogastric (NG) tubes in children for enteral nutrition therapy. This article provides the rationale, best practices, and a template for caregiver education. Canadian and Australian programs have excellent patient education materials. They have shared these step-by-step procedures for healthcare professionals to provide to caregivers to whom they are teaching placement and care of NG tubes.
October 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021118/convergence-of-online-daily-diaries-and-timeline-followback-among-women-at-risk-for-alcohol-exposed-pregnancy
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Philip I Chow, Holly R Lord, Kirsten MacDonnell, Lee M Ritterband, Karen S Ingersoll
Researchers and clinicians interested in assessing drinking and unprotected sex in evaluating risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) have limited options. The current investigation examined the degree to which data collected from online prospectively collected daily diaries (Diaries) converged with data from interviewer-administered retrospective timeline follow back (TLFB), the standard in AEP intervention studies. 71 women (Mage=27.7, SD=6.2) at risk for AEP were recruited via online advertising and were randomly assigned to an online patient education condition or a tailored, online internet intervention to reduce AEP risk...
November 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021108/effects-of-a-multifaceted-implementation-intervention-to-increase-utilization-of-pharmacological-treatments-for-alcohol-use-disorders-in-the-us-veterans-health-administration
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Alex H S Harris, Randall Brown, Michael Dawes, Eric Dieperink, Donald Hugh Myrick, Heather Gerould, Todd H Wagner, Jennifer P Wisdom, Hildi J Hagedorn
Over 16 million Americans meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder (AUD), but only 7.8% of them receive formal treatment each year. Safe and effective pharmacological treatments for AUD exist; however, they are rarely prescribed. Therefore, we developed and pilot tested a multifaceted implementation intervention to improve consideration and receipt of effective pharmacologic treatments for AUD, focusing on primary care settings where patients have the most frequent contact with healthcare systems. The intervention included training of local providers to serve as champions and a website for primary care providers that included educational materials, a case-finding dashboard, and contact information for local and national clinical experts...
November 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020932/difficult-conversations-australian-indigenous-patients-views-on-kidney-transplantation
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Jeannie Devitt, Kate Anderson, Joan Cunningham, Cilla Preece, Paul Snelling, Alan Cass
BACKGROUND: Indigenous Australians suffer a disproportionate burden of end stage kidney disease (ESKD) but are significantly less likely to receive a transplant. This study explores Indigenous ESKD patients' views on transplantation as a treatment option. METHODS: The Improving Access to Kidney Transplants (IMPAKT) research program investigated barriers to kidney transplantation for Indigenous Australians. An interview study, conducted in 2005-2006, elicited illness experience narratives from 146 Indigenous patients, including views on transplant...
October 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020857/optimizing-patient-education-of-oncology-medications-a-descriptive-survey-of-pharmacist-provided-patient-education-in-canada
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Gillian Donald, Samantha Scott, Larry Broadfield, Claudia Harding, Andrea Meade
Background The incidence of cancer is increasing in Canada due to an aging and growing population. This frequently necessitates chemotherapy, which is a high-risk treatment, often given as a part of a complex regimen with serious side effects. A review of the evidence of pharmacy-provided patient education initiatives targeted to oncology patients revealed that minimal is known about this service. Objective The objective of this study was to determine the different models of patient education of oncology medications delivered by pharmacists to adult oncology patients in a hospital or cancer center in Canada...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019640/spine-conditions-mechanical-and-inflammatory-low-back-pain
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Christopher Ledford
Mechanical low back pain (LBP) is an injury or derangement of an anatomic structure in the low back. When evaluating patients with LBP, clinicians should maintain clinical suspicion for vertebral fracture, cancer, and cauda equina syndrome. Management includes patient education focused on exercise, massage, and behavioral approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Acupuncture can be an effective alternative and specific herbal supplements may provide short-term pain relief. The prognosis for patients with mechanical LBP is good...
October 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018590/key-factors-in-obstetric-delivery-decision-making-among-asian-and-pacific-islander-women-by-english-proficiency
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Chevelle Ma Davis, Mary Guo, Jill Miyamura, Ann Chang, Denise C Nelson-Hurwitz, Tetine Sentell
Childbirth is the most common reason women are hospitalized in the United States. Understanding (1) how expectant mothers gather information to decide where to give birth, and (2) who helps make that decision, provides critical health communication and decision-making insights. Diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) perspectives on such topics are understudied, particularly among those with limited English proficiency (LEP). LEP is defined as having a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English...
October 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017754/health-behavior-and-quality-of-life-outcome-in-breast-cancer-survivors-prevalence-rates-and-predictors
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Anne Oberguggenberger, Verena Meraner, Monika Sztankay, Anja Hilbert, Michael Hubalek, Bernhard Holzner, Eva Gamper, Georg Kemmler, Teresa Baumgartner, Isabelle Lackinger, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, Barbara Mangweth-Matzek
PURPOSE: Health behavior (HB) has been identified as contributing to breast cancer (BC) disease outcome. The present study was subjected to gain more in-depth insight into breast cancer survivors' (BCS) HB and its associations with patient quality of life (QOL) outcome. We investigated HB focusing on eating disturbances comparing the latter with a reference population sample (PS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research cohort included 303 BCS completing a comprehensive patient-reported-outcome assessment on HB (eating disturbances, exercise, substance use) and QOL...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017488/understanding-collaborative-care-implementation-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-core-functions-and-implementation-challenges
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Jessica M Lipschitz, Justin K Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P Post, James F Burgess
BACKGROUND: The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is infrequently adopted in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Almost all VA medical centers have adopted a co-located or embedded approach to integrating mental health care for primary care patients. Some VA medical centers have also adopted a telephone-based collaborative care model where depression care managers support patient education, patient activation, and monitoring of adherence and progress over time...
October 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017291/can-patient-education-with-a-smartphone-application-improve-the-quality-of-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
#14
Yoo Jin Lee, Kyung Sik Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016464/perceptions-of-diabetes-self-care-management-among-older-singaporeans-with-type-2-diabetes-a-qualitative-study
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Cherry Chay Lee Tan, Karis Kin Fong Cheng, Chee Fang Sum, Jasmine Sew Hong Shew, Eleanor Holydard, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Given the global shift in aging populations and the associated increasing prevalence of diabetes, it is critical to explore new approaches in diabetic self-care management. In Singapore, what has been overlooked to date is an in-depth, contextually based examination of the needs, expectations, and barriers faced in self-care management by older adults with Type 2 diabetes. PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore the experiences of older Singaporeans with Type 2 diabetes in diabetes self-care management to understand their perceived needs, expectations, and barriers associated with their diabetes self-care management...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991664/incobotulinumtoxina-treatment-of-facial-nerve-palsy-after-neurosurgery
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Mihail A Akulov, Ol'ga R Orlova, Aleksandra S Orlova, Dmitrij J Usachev, Vadim N Shimansky, Sergey V Tanjashin, Svetlana E Khatkova, Anna V Yunosha-Shanyavskaya
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the effect of incobotulinumtoxinA in the acute and chronic phases of facial nerve palsy after neurosurgical interventions. METHODS: Patients received incobotulinumtoxinA injections (active treatment group) or standard rehabilitation treatment (control group). Functional efficacy was assessed using House-Brackmann, Yanagihara System and Sunnybrook Facial Grading scales, and Facial Disability Index self-assessment. RESULTS: Significant improvements on all scales were seen after 1month of incobotulinumtoxinA treatment (active treatment group, р<0...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991648/asthma-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Sidney S Braman
The older population has seen the greatest increase in the prevalence of current asthma in recent years. Asthma may begin at any age and when it occurs at an advanced as opposed to a young age, it is often nonatopic, severe, and unremitting. Unfortunately, geriatric-specific guidelines are not available for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. However, with objective monitoring, avoidance of asthma triggers, appropriate pharmacotherapy, and patient education, the disease can be managed successfully.
November 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990667/the-%C3%A3-ndice-flesch-szigriszt-and-spanish-lexile-analyzer-to-evaluate-spanish-patient-education-materials-in-otolaryngology
#18
Samih J Nassif, Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the reading difficulty of Spanish patient education materials using the validated Índice Flesch-Szigriszt (INFLESZ) and Spanish Lexile Analyzer, and to identify relationships between English and Spanish readability formulas. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All otolaryngology-related patient education articles written in Spanish from the health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked hospitals, top 10 Doximity-ranked otolaryngology residencies, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website, and the US National Library of Medicine online section on ears, nose and throat were collected...
October 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990017/associations-between-patients-understanding-of-periodontal-disease-treatment-compliance-and-disease-status
#19
Benjamin Hughes, Giseon Heo, Liran Levin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between patients' understanding of periodontal disease, their individual compliance to homecare, self-reported periodontal disease, and how they have been educated regarding their oral health. METHOD AND MATERIALS: A cross-sectional study was performed by distributing questionnaires to patients at the University of Alberta Dental Clinic. A survey consisting of 45 questions was constructed in order to quantify patients' understanding of periodontal disease (section 1), where they received their information, how often they have been instructed by dental practitioners, their homecare habits (section 2), and their self-reported periodontal status (section 3)...
October 6, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989892/management-of-primary-adrenal-insufficiency-review-of-current-clinical-practice-in-a-developed-and-a-developing-country
#20
Uzma Khan, Om J Lakhani
Treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) requires lifelong hormone replacement with glucocorticoids (GCs) and mineralocorticoids. Impaired quality of life and increased standardized mortality ratio in these patients emphasize the importance of tailoring therapy to individual needs. Role of education is paramount in improving patient compliance and in anticipating and preventing adrenal crises. Although discovery of synthetic GCs was a major breakthrough in treatment of patients with this life-threatening condition, management of PAI continues to be challenging...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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