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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771469/health-literacy-in-pressure-injury-findings-from-a-mixed-methods-study-of-community-based-patients-and-carers
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Lisa A Durrant, James Taylor, Helen Thompson, Kim Usher, Debra Jackson
The present study, drawn from a larger mixed-methods case study, provides insights into the health literacy of community-based patients with pressure injuries, and their carers, and critically analyzes the patient information resources available; crucial because health literacy is associated with patient care and outcomes for patients. Two datasets were used to better understand patient literacy in relation to pressure injury: (i) narratives from patients and carers; and (ii) analysis of patient education resources...
May 17, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764801/assessing-unmet-information-needs-of-breast-cancer-survivors-exploratory-study-of-online-health-forums-using-text-classification-and-retrieval
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Susan McRoy, Majid Rastegar-Mojarad, Yanshan Wang, Kathryn J Ruddy, Tufia C Haddad, Hongfang Liu
BACKGROUND: Patient education materials given to breast cancer survivors may not be a good fit for their information needs. Needs may change over time, be forgotten, or be misreported, for a variety of reasons. An automated content analysis of survivors' postings to online health forums can identify expressed information needs over a span of time and be repeated regularly at low cost. Identifying these unmet needs can guide improvements to existing education materials and the creation of new resources...
May 15, 2018: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762120/readability-of-patient-educational-materials-for-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Asa W Shnaekel, Kristie B Hadden, Tina D Moore, Latrina Y Prince, C Lowry Barnes
This study aimed to evaluate patient education materials that are focused on total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using health literacy best practices and plain language principles as frameworks. Readability assessments were conducted on a sample of nine patient education documents that are commonly given to THA and TKA surgery patients. Mean readability scores were compared across the sample. The mean readability grade level for the nine arthroplasty educational documents analyzed in this study was 11th grade (10...
2018: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757843/strategies-used-to-facilitate-the-discussion-of-advance-care-planning-with-older-adults-in-primary-care-settings-a-literature-review
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Guillermina R Solis, Bibiana M Mancera, Megan Johnson Shen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this literature review was to evaluate strategies used in primary care settings to initiate advance care planning (ACP) conversations leading to the completion of an advance directive (AD). Approximately 50% of older adults have an AD; few talk to their primary care provider (PCP) about end-of-life wishes. The Institute of Medicine report and recent changes in Medicare reimbursement policies create opportunities for PCPs to address ACP in primary care settings...
May 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753161/engagement-with-inspire-an-online-program-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors
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Karen L Syrjala, Marie-Laure Crouch, Wendy M Leisenring, Mary E D Flowers, Samantha B Artherholt, Allison Stover Fiscalini, Eleni Romano, Joan M Romano, Paul J Martin, Jean C Yi
PURPOSE: In a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), we examined engagement with INSPIRE, a personalized online program for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors that focused on cancer-related distress, depression, fatigue, and health care needs. METHODS: We approached all adult, 3-18 year HCT survivors treated for hematologic malignancy, without relapse or second cancer in the previous 2 years, for participation in an RCT with either immediate or delayed access to INSPIRE...
May 9, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752923/video-compared-to-conversational-contraceptive-counseling-during-labor-and-maternity-hospitalization-in-colombia-a-randomized-trial
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Alyssa R Hersh, Luisa F Muñoz, Mónica Rincón, Carolina Alvarez, Jorge E Tolosa, Diva J Moreno, Martha Rubio, Juan C Vargas, Francisco Edna, Nelson Taborda, Maureen K Baldwin
OBJECTIVE: Assess if video-based contraceptive education could be an efficient adjunct to contraceptive counseling and attain the same contraceptive knowledge acquisition as conversation-based counseling. STUDY DESIGN: This was a multi-center randomized, controlled trial examining contraceptive counseling during labor and maternity hospitalization regarding the options of immediate postpartum contraception. At two urban public hospitals, we randomized participants to a structured conversation with a trained counselor or a 14-min video providing the same information...
May 9, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751801/effectiveness-of-a-multifaceted-implementation-strategy-compared-to-usual-care-on-low-back-pain-guideline-adherence-among-general-practitioners
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Arnela Suman, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Peter M van de Ven, Pauline Slottje, Rachelle Buchbinder, Maurits W van Tulder, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: To improve patient care, and to reduce unnecessary referrals for diagnostic imaging and medical specialist care for low back pain, an evidence-based guideline for low back pain was developed in the Netherlands in 2010. The current study evaluated the effect of a multifaceted implementation strategy on guideline adherence among Dutch general practitioners. METHODS: The implementation strategy included a multidisciplinary training, provision of educational material and an interactive website for healthcare professionals, supported by a multimedia eHealth intervention for patients with low back pain...
May 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743224/implementation-of-health-insurance-support-tools-in-community-health-centers
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Nathalie Huguet, Brigit Hatch, Aleksandra Sumic, Carrie Tillotson, Elizabeth Hicks, Joan Nelson, Jennifer E DeVoe
BACKGROUND: Health information technology (HIT) provides new opportunities for primary care clinics to support patients with health insurance enrollment and maintenance. We present strategies, early findings, and clinic reflections on the development and implementation of HIT tools designed to streamline and improve health insurance tracking at community health centers. METHODS: We are conducting a hybrid implementation-effectiveness trial to assess novel health insurance enrollment and support tools in primary care clinics...
May 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742328/anonymous-body-or-first-patient-a-status-report-and-needs-assessment-regarding-the-personalization-of-donors-in-dissection-courses-in-german-austrian-and-swiss-medical-schools
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Friederike Hasselblatt, David A C Messerer, Oliver Keis, Tobias M Böckers, Anja Böckers
Many Anglo-American universities have undertaken a paradigm shift in how the dissection of human material is approached, such that students are encouraged to learn about the lives of body donors, and to respectfully "personalize" them as human beings, rather than treating the specimens as anonymous cadavers. For the purposes of this study, this provision of limited personal information regarding the life of a body donor will be referred to as "personalization" of body donors. At this time, it is unknown whether this paradigm shift in the personalization of body donors can be translated into the German-speaking world...
May 6, 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739688/resources-to-handle-childhood-asthma-in-spain-the-role-of-plans-and-guides-and-the-participation-of-nurses
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M I Úbeda-Sansano, A Cano-Garcinuño, S Rueda-Esteban, M Praena-Crespo
BACKGROUND: Describe the assistance provided to asthmatic patients by Primary Care Paediatricians (PCP) in Spain and the material and human resources available for diagnosis and follow-up. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study using an on-line survey, sent to PCP regarding the availability of diagnostic resources, carrying out programmed and educational activities, collaboration of nursing staff and their relationship with existing institutional plans to care for children with asthma...
May 5, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739667/utah-pharmacists-knowledge-attitudes-and-barriers-regarding-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-recommendation
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Victoria Tolentino, Elizabeth Unni, Jaime Montuoro, Diane Bezzant-Ogborn, Deanna Kepka
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate Utah community pharmacists' knowledge and attitudes toward recommendation of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, to determine whether the knowledge and attitude of pharmacists regarding the HPV vaccine influence their recommendation behaviors, and to capture any self-identified barriers to recommending the HPV vaccine. DESIGN: A cross-sectional anonymous 73-item survey was developed and administered to community, outpatient, and ambulatory care pharmacists...
May 5, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736794/quality-readability-and-understandability-of-german-booklets-addressing-melanoma-patients
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Julia Brütting, Lydia Reinhardt, Maike Bergmann, Dirk Schadendorf, Christiane Weber, Wolfgang Tilgen, Carola Berking, Friedegund Meier
Booklets are the preferably used form among patient education materials and are often handed out during medical consultations in dermatological oncology settings. However, little is known about how beneficial they are and whether they correspond to essential quality characteristics. To assess the quality, readability, and understandability of currently freely available booklets written in German addressing melanoma patients (MP). Melanoma booklets in accordance with predefined criteria were searched and analyzed...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735862/influence-of-visual-information-on-consent-for-invasive-procedures-in-intensive-care-unit
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E C Celik, M Ekinci, B Ciftci, B E Gölboyu, O Ö Kilinç
Objective: Patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU) are critically ill. Sometimes informed consent for invasive procedures cannot be obtained from patients or relatives due to insufficient information. Methodology: Relatives of the patients who were being hospitalized in ICUs of state hospitals in 3 provinces in Eastern part of Turkey during year 2015, who were planned to undergo central venous catheter insertion, tracheostomy, and percutaneous gastroenterostomy (PGE) were asked to sign consent forms and these relatives were included in the study...
May 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733683/biobanking-in-a-challenging-african-environment-unique-experience-from-the-siren-project
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Rufus O Akinyemi, Kazeem Akinwande, Samuel Diala, Osi Adeleye, Abiodun Ajose, Kehinde Issa, Dorcas Owusu, Isaac Boamah, Isah Suleiman Yahaya, Abdulraheem Olayemi Jimoh, Lucius Imoh, Gregory Fakunle, Albert Akpalu, Fred Sarfo, Kolawole Wahab, Emmanuel Sanya, Lukman Owolabi, Reginald Obiako, Godwin Osaigbovo, Morenikeji Komolafe, Michael Fawale, Philip Adebayo, Paul Olowoyo, Yahaya Obiabo, Taofiki Sunmonu, Ijezie Chukwuonye, Olayemi Balogun, Basirat Adeoye, Florence Oladele, Peter Olowoniyi, Frederick Adeyemi, Arthur Lezzi, Ajibola Tunde Falayi, Michael Fasanya, Kolawole Ogunwale, Olabisi Adeola, Omolara Olomu, Olumayowa Aridegbe, Ruth Laryea, Ezinne Uvere, Moyinoluwalogo Faniyan, Ezinne Melikam, Raelle Tagge, Onoja Akpa, Joshua Akinyemi, Oyedunni Arulogun, Hemant K Tiwari, Bruce Ovbiagele, Mayowa Owolabi
Africa was previously insufficiently represented in the emerging discipline of biobanking despite commendable early efforts. However, with the Human, Heredity, and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative, biorepository science has been bolstered, regional biobanks are springing up, and awareness about biobanks is growing on the continent. The Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network (SIREN) project is a transnational, multicenter, hospital and community-based study involving over 3000 cases and 3000 controls recruited from 16 sites in Ghana and Nigeria...
May 7, 2018: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724990/knowledge-and-ethical-issues-in-organ-transplantation-and-organ-donation-perspectives-from-iranian-health-personnel
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Mahmoud Abbasi, Mehrzad Kiani, Mehdi Ahmadi, Bahare Salehi
BACKGROUND Organ transplantation is one of the most critical topics in medical ethics that is commonplace in various countries. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and the ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation and organ donation among healthcare personnel in Tehran, Iran. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study performed on 450 healthcare personnel, self-administered questionnaires were used to derive data from individuals. Among the 450 health personnel who received the questionnaires, 377 completed their questionnaires (83...
May 4, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722071/texting-atopic-dermatitis-patients-to-optimize-learning-and-eczema-area-and-severity-index-scores-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Hannah M Singer, Laura E Levin, Kimberly D Morel, Maria C Garzon, Melissa S Stockwell, Christine T Lauren
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic, debilitating disease. Poor adherence to treatment is the most important preventable contributor to adverse outcomes. Thus, improving adherence can improve patient outcomes. Text message reminders with embedded condition-specific information have been shown to improve pediatric immunization adherence but have not been assessed in atopic dermatitis. The objective was to assess the effect of daily text messages on Eczema Area Severity Index scores and caregiver knowledge of atopic dermatitis...
May 2, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721626/-individual-prevention-of-occupational-contact-dermatitis-protective-gloves-and-skin-protection-recommendations-as-part-of-the-patient-management-scheme-by-the-public-statutory-employers-liability-insurance
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A Wilke, C Skudlik, F K Sonsmann
The dermatologist's procedure is a pivotal tool for early recognition of occupational contact dermatitis (OCD), for reporting OCD cases to the statutory accident insurance and for treating the diseases. The employer is in charge of implementing skin protection measures at the workplace. However, in terms of an individual prevention approach it may be necessary to propose targeted skin protection recommendations in specific patient cases. The patient's own skin protection behavior significantly contributes to regenerating and maintaining healthy skin...
May 2, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721623/promoting-bone-health-management-in-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Olivia L Tseng, John J Spinelli, Carolyn C Gotay, Wan Yu Ho, Mary L McBride, Martin G Dawes
This study investigates, in women diagnosed with breast cancer, the feasibility of evaluating the effects of educational material and its delivery method, on bone health management. The study results suggest educational material may improve rates of bone mineral density testing. INTRODUCTION: Educational materials improve bone mineral density (BMD) testing rates in high-risk patients, but the effect is unknown in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Methods of delivering educational materials may also affect testing rates...
May 2, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720300/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-heart-failure-self-management-kits-for-outpatient-transitions-of-care
#19
Paul Boylan, Tina Joseph, Genevieve Hale, Cynthia Moreau, Matthew Seamon, Renee Jones
OBJECTIVE: To develop heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) self-management kits in an accountable care organization (ACO) to facilitate patients' self-care and prevent hospital readmissions. SETTING: Pharmacists practice in an outpatient-based ACO. They participate in interprofessional office visits with providers and independently manage maintenance pharmacotherapies. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Pharmacists collaborate with an interprofessional team within the ACO including physicians, nurses, case managers, and paramedics...
March 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720279/analysis-of-rural-health-centres-preparedness-for-the-management-of-diabetic-patients-in-malawi
#20
Ibrahim Chikowe, Victor Mwapasa, Andre Pascal Kengne
OBJECTIVE: There is limited data on the quality of primary care management for diabetes mellitus across Africa. The study was aimed at assessing the availability of basic supplies for the rapid diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetes in Malawian rural health facilities. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 55 public and private health centers from 19 districts using a structured questionnaire and checklist to interview the pharmacy personnel or officer in-charge of the health centers...
May 2, 2018: BMC Research Notes
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