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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460788/metabolic-syndrome-among-rural-indian-adults
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Anamitra Barik, Kausik Das, Abhijit Chowdhury, Rajesh Kumar Rai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To prevent an increasing level of mortality due to type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease among the rural Indian population, a management strategy of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) should be devised. This study aims to estimate the burden of MetS and its associated risk factors. METHODS: Data from the Birbhum Population Project covering 9886 individuals (4810 male and 5076 female population) aged ≥18 years were used. The burden of metabolic syndrome, as defined by the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel, was determined...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450958/use-of-physician-recommended-non-pharmacological-strategies-for-hypertension-control-among-hypertensive-patients
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Xuefeng Liu, James Brian Byrd, Carlos J Rodriguez
This study aims to evaluate the 4 non-pharmacological strategies adopted by patients for hypertension control and patient characteristics that affect the choice of strategies. Four thousand hypertensive patients aged ≥18 years were selected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Odds ratios of the choice of strategies were analyzed using weighted logistic models. Clinical recommendations of non-pharmacological strategies for hypertension control were relatively low. More exercise was the least frequent strategy used for hypertension control...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447926/the-role-of-physical-activity-enjoyment-in-the-pathways-from-the-social-and-physical-environments-to-physical-activity-of-early-adolescent-girls
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Elizabeth L Budd, Amy McQueen, Amy A Eyler, Debra Haire-Joshu, Wendy F Auslander, Ross C Brownson
Most girls experience a notable decline in physical activity (PA) in early adolescence, increasing their risk for harmful health outcomes. Enjoyment for PA (i.e., positive feelings toward PA) is a determinant of PA among girls during adolescence and sustained PA throughout adulthood. Previous studies recommended increasing girls' PA enjoyment in order to increase their PA, but did not include environmental-level strategies for how families, schools, or communities do this. To gain insight on such strategies, this study examines the role of PA enjoyment as a mediator of social and physical environments to moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA of early adolescent girls...
February 12, 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433473/prevalence-risk-awareness-and-health-beliefs-of-behavioural-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-among-university-students-in-nine-asean-countries
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Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid
BACKGROUND: Understanding behavioural risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is of great importance for CVD prevention and control. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence, risk awareness and health beliefs of behavioural risk factors of cardiovascular disease among university students in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states. METHODS: In a cross-sectional survey 8806 (37.5% male and 62.5% female) university students (Mean age 20...
February 13, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412005/citizen-science-to-communicate-about-public-health-messages-the-reach-of-a-playful-online-survey-on-sitting-time-and-physical-activity
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Katrien De Cocker, Sebastien F M Chastin, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Ineke Imbo, Jeroen Stragier, Greet Cardon
There is a lack of research on how to communicate public health guidelines. Citizen science (CS) has been an effective way to involve the public in research. This study analyses the reach of a well-established CS experiment, launched during an annual national science event, to understand if it could be used as communication strategy for public health issues. A short playful online survey contained tailored health-related messages associated to an "animal totem" profile, based on the combination of sitting and physical activity levels (koala: high sitting, low activity; gorilla: high sitting, high activity; zebra: low sitting, low activity; bee: low sitting, high activity)...
February 7, 2018: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405232/cognitive-frailty-and-incidence-of-dementia-in-older-persons
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H Shimada, H Makizako, K Tsutsumimoto, T Doi, S Lee, T Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Cognitive frailty may be a preventive or therapeutic target for preventing dementia and functional decline with age. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between physical and cognitive frailty and the incidence of dementia in community-living older persons. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: General community in Japan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4072 persons aged ≥ 65 years...
2018: Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402536/a-demographic-clinical-and-behavioral-typology-of-obesity-in-the-united-states-an-analysis-of-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2011-2012
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Marcia P Jimenez, Mark A Green, S V Subramanian, Fahad Razak
PURPOSE: Public health reporting, randomized trials, and epidemiologic studies of obesity tend to consider it as a homogeneous entity. However, obesity may represent a heterogeneous condition according to demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors. We assessed the heterogeneity of individuals with obesity in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2011-2012 wave of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States with detailed physical examination and clinical data (n = 1380)...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390988/effectiveness-of-active-school-transport-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-update
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Richard Larouche, George Mammen, David A Rowe, Guy Faulkner
BACKGROUND: Active school transport (AST) is a promising strategy to increase children's physical activity. A systematic review published in 2011 found large heterogeneity in the effectiveness of interventions in increasing AST and highlighted several limitations of previous research. We provide a comprehensive update of that review. METHODS: Replicating the search of the previous review, we screened the PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane, Sport Discus and National Transportation Library databases for articles published between February 1, 2010 and October 15, 2016...
February 1, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390106/does-provider-advice-to-increase-physical-activity-differ-by-activity-level-among-us-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors
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Meera Sreedhara, Valerie J Silfee, Milagros C Rosal, Molly E Waring, Stephenie C Lemon
Background: Regular physical activity (PA) lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but few US adults meet PA guidelines. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends primary care providers offer PA counselling for CVD prevention. We examined the association between adherence to PA guidelines and reported provider advice to increase PA among US adults with overweight/obesity and ≥1 additional CVD risk factor. Methods: Cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2011-2014) on PA and provider advice to increase PA were analysed for 4158 adults (≥20 years old) with overweight/obesity who reported ≥1 of hypertension, high cholesterol or impaired fasting glucose...
January 30, 2018: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389917/surveillance-for-violent-deaths-national-violent-death-reporting-system-18-states-2014
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Katherine A Fowler, Shane P D Jack, Bridget H Lyons, Carter J Betz, Emiko Petrosky
PROBLEM/CONDITION: In 2014, approximately 59,000 persons died in the United States as a result of violence-related injuries. This report summarizes data from CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) regarding violent deaths from 18 U.S. states for 2014. Results are reported by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, marital status, location of injury, method of injury, circumstances of injury, and other selected characteristics. REPORTING PERIOD COVERED: 2014...
February 2, 2018: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380940/the-stage-of-obesity-epidemic-model-learning-from-tobacco-control-and-advocacy-for-a-framework-convention-on-obesity-control
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Lin Xu, Tai Hing Lam
The 2011 United Nations Political Declaration against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) targeted 4 major risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), MPOWER strategies, and the four-stage model of tobacco epidemic are useful references for the prevention and control of other risk factors and NCDs. Obesity control is a more complex challenge involving two major risk factors: physical inactivity and unhealthy diet...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370831/the-impact-of-financial-incentives-on-physical-activity-in-adults-a-systematic-review-protocol
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My-Linh Nguyen Luong, Kim L Bennell, Michelle Hall, Anthony Harris, Rana S Hinman
BACKGROUND: Most adults fail to meet global physical activity guidelines set out by the World Health Organization. In recent years, behavioural economic principles have been used to design novel interventions that increase physical activity. Immediate financial rewards, for instance, can motivate an individual to change physical activity behaviour by lowering the opportunity costs of exercise. This systematic review will summarise the evidence about the effectiveness of financial incentive interventions for improving physical activity in adults...
January 25, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362256/the-experience-of-living-with-patellofemoral-pain-loss-confusion-and-fear-avoidance-a-uk-qualitative-study
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Benjamin E Smith, Fiona Moffatt, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O Smith, Pip Logan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the experience of living with patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: Qualitative study design using semistructured interviews and analysed thematically using the guidelines set out by Braun and Clarke. SETTING: A National Health Service physiotherapy clinic within a large UK teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 10 participants, aged between 18 and 40 years, with a diagnosis of PFP and on a physiotherapy waiting list, prior to starting physiotherapy...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356669/a-critical-analysis-of-obesity-prevention-policies-and-strategies
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Ximena Ramos Salas, Mary Forhan, Timothy Caulfield, Arya M Sharma, Kim Raine
OBJECTIVES: Public health policies have been criticized for promoting a simplistic narrative that may contribute to weight bias. Weight bias can impact population health by increasing morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this study were to: 1) critically analyze Canadian obesity prevention policies and strategies to identify underlying dominant narratives; 2) deconstruct dominant narratives and consider the unintended consequences for people with obesity; and 3) make recommendations to change dominant obesity narratives that may be contributing to weight bias...
January 22, 2018: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334835/national-approaches-to-promote-sports-and-physical-activity-in-adults-with-disabilities-examples-from-the-netherlands-and-canada
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Femke Hoekstra, Lynn Roberts, Caroline van Lindert, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Lucas H V van der Woude, Mary Ann McColl
PURPOSE: This study described how the Dutch and Canadian governments promote high performance sports, recreational sports, and physical activity (PA) among adults with disabilities on a national level. METHODS: An internet-based study was conducted to identify and select relevant documents and websites containing information about the national approach to promote disability sports and physical activities in the Netherlands and Canada. RESULTS: Both governments promote high performance sports in similar ways, but use different strategies to promote recreational sports and physical activities...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
February 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325398/health-priorities-in-french-speaking-swiss-cantons
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Philippe Chastonay, Jean Simos, Nicolas Cantoreggi, Rudolf Zurkinden, Thomas Mattig
In Switzerland, the federal authorities, the cantons, and the communes share the responsibility of healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion policies. Yet, the cantons are in most health matters independent in their decisions, thus defining as a matter of fact their own health priorities. We examined and analysed the content of the disease prevention and health promotion plans elaborated during the last decade in six French-speaking cantons with different political contexts and resources, but quite similar population health data, in order to identify the set health priorities...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322372/examination-of-patient-reported-outcomes-in-association-with-tnf-inhibitor-treatment-response-results-from-a-us-observational-cohort-study
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Cynthia J Larmore, Natalie N Boytsov, Carol L Gaich, Xiang Zhang, Andre B Araujo, Sabrina Rebello, Bob A Salim, George W Reed, Leslie R Harrold
INTRODUCTION: Implementation of a treat-to-target strategy is challenging when the patient and physician prioritize different goals. This study aimed to "translate" improvements in Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) to concepts that resonate with patients (such as pain, fatigue, morning stiffness) by examining the association between changes in disease activity and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in a national cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) initiating their first biologic treatment...
January 10, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304936/cost-effectiveness-and-value-of-information-analysis-of-brief-interventions-to-promote-physical-activity-in-primary-care
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Vijay Singh Gc, Marc Suhrcke, Wendy Hardeman, Stephen Sutton, Edward C F Wilson
BACKGROUND: Brief interventions (BIs) delivered in primary care have shown potential to increase physical activity levels and may be cost-effective, at least in the short-term, when compared with usual care. Nevertheless, there is limited evidence on their longer term costs and health benefits. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of BIs to promote physical activity in primary care and to guide future research priorities using value of information analysis...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302609/effectiveness-of-the-healthy-lifestyles-programme-help-to-prevent-obesity-in-uk-primary-school-children-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jenny Lloyd, Siobhan Creanor, Stuart Logan, Colin Green, Sarah G Dean, Melvyn Hillsdon, Charles Abraham, Richard Tomlinson, Virginia Pearson, Rod S Taylor, Emma Ryan, Lisa Price, Adam Streeter, Katrina Wyatt
Background: Although childhood overweight and obesity prevalence has increased substantially worldwide in the past three decades, scarce evidence exists for effective preventive strategies. We aimed to establish whether a school-based intervention for children aged 9-10 years would prevent excessive weight gain after 24 months. Methods: This pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a school-based obesity prevention intervention, was done in 32 schools in southwest England...
January 2018: The lancet child & adolescent health
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