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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905896/the-impact-of-medical-tourism-on-colorectal-screening-among-korean-americans-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Linda K Ko, Victoria M Taylor, Jihye Yoon, Wade K Copeland, Joo Ha Hwang, Eun Jeong Lee, John Inadomi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Korean Americans (KAs) in part due to low screening rates. Recent studies suggest that some KA patients engage in medical tourism and receive medical care in their home country. The impact of medical tourism on CRC screening is unknown. The purpose of this paper was to 1) investigate the frequency of medical tourism, 2) examine the association between medical tourism and CRC screening, and 3) characterize KA patients who engage in medical tourism...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904992/the-relationship-between-race-patient-activation-and-working-alliance-implications-for-patient-engagement-in-mental-health-care
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Johanne Eliacin, Jessica M Coffing, Marianne S Matthias, Diana J Burgess, Matthew J Bair, Angela L Rollins
This study explored the relationship between race and two key aspects of patient engagement-patient activation and working alliance-among a sample of African-American and White veterans (N = 152) seeking medication management for mental health conditions. After adjusting for demographics, race was significantly associated with patient activation, working alliance, and medication adherence scores. Patient activation was also associated with working alliance. These results provide support for the consideration of race and ethnicity in facilitating patient engagement and patient activation in mental healthcare...
December 1, 2016: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903662/patient-engagement-and-self-management-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Jytte Graarup, Pisana Ferrari, Luke S Howard
Improved care in pulmonary arterial hypertension has led to increased longevity for patients, with a paralleled evolution in the nature of their needs. There is more focus on the impact of the disease on their day-to-day activities and quality of life, and a holistic approach is coming to the front of pulmonary arterial hypertension management, which places the patient at the centre of their own healthcare. Patients are thus becoming more proactive, involved and engaged in their self-care, and this engagement is an important factor if patient outcomes are to improve...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899338/high-touch-and-high-tech-ht2-proposal-transforming-patient-engagement-throughout-the-continuum-of-care-by-engaging-patients-with-portal-technology-at-the-bedside
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Ann Scheck McAlearney, Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Alison M Aldrich, Daniel M Walker, Milisa K Rizer, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce, Timothy R Huerta
BACKGROUND: For patients with complex care needs, engagement in disease management activities is critical. Chronic illnesses touch almost every person in the United States. The costs are real, personal, and pervasive. In response, patients often seek tools to help them manage their health. Patient portals, personal health records tethered to an electronic health record, show promise as tools that patients value and that can improve health. Although patient portals currently focus on the outpatient experience, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) has deployed a portal designed specifically for the inpatient experience that is connected to the ambulatory patient portal available after discharge...
November 29, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896887/benefits-and-tensions-in-delivering-public-health-in-community-pharmacies-a-qualitative-study-of-healthy-living-pharmacy-staff-champions
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Richard J Cooper, Jo Tsoneva
OBJECTIVE: Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLP) were introduced in the United Kingdom (UK) in a further attempt to deliver public health benefits in community pharmacy settings. Central to the initiative are staff trained as Healthy Living Champions (HLC) and this study sought to explore HLC perceptions of positive and negative aspect of their work and the wider scheme. METHODS: A qualitative study was undertaken with a purposive sample of HLCs working in pathfinder HCPs in the Sheffield area in 2014...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891252/a-small-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial-comparing-mobile-and-traditional-pain-coping-skills-training-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-pain
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Tamara J Somers, Sarah A Kelleher, Kelly W Westbrook, Gretchen G Kimmick, Rebecca A Shelby, Amy P Abernethy, Francis J Keefe
Psychosocial pain management interventions are efficacious for cancer pain but are underutilized. Recent advances in mobile health (mHealth) technologies provide new opportunities to decrease barriers to access psychosocial pain management interventions. The objective of this study was to gain information about the accessibility and efficacy of mobile pain coping skills training (mPCST) intervention delivered to cancer patients with pain compared to traditional in-person pain coping skills training intervention...
2016: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888948/web-applications-for-patient-communication
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Kristopher Lewis, Murray A Reicher
Communication between imaging professionals and patients can help achieve many goals, including improved patient understanding of imaging-related diagnostic and treatment options, better compliance with appropriate imaging screening procedures, and improved efficiency of service. The explosive growth of out-of-pocket consumer spending on health care has heightened health care shopping, thus making patient communication an important goal of any imaging practice or health care organization. Furthermore, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System introduced by CMS will publicly disclose physicians' quality ratings, which are in part dependent on patient engagement...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888945/radiology-as-the-point-of-cancer-patient-and-care%C3%A2-team-engagement-applying-the-4r-model-at%C3%A2-a-patient-s-breast-cancer-care-initiation
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Christine B Weldon, Sarah M Friedewald, Swati A Kulkarni, Melissa A Simon, Ruth C Carlos, Jonathan B Strauss, Mikele M Bunce, Art Small, Julia R Trosman
Radiologists aspire to improve patient experience and engagement, as part of the Triple Aim of health reform. Patient engagement requires active partnerships among health providers and patients, and rigorous teamwork provides a mechanism for this. Patient and care team engagement are crucial at the time of cancer diagnosis and care initiation but are complicated by the necessity to orchestrate many interdependent consultations and care events in a short time. Radiology often serves as the patient entry point into the cancer care system, especially for breast cancer...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886565/investigating-the-relationship-between-reduced-self-awareness-of-falls-risk-rehabilitation-engagement-and-falls-in-older-adults
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Tijana Mihaljcic, Terry P Haines, Jennie L Ponsford, Renerus J Stolwyk
The present study aimed to investigate whether self-awareness of falls risk is associated with rehabilitation engagement, motivation for rehabilitation, and number of falls after hospital discharge. The sample comprised 91 older adults (Mage=77.97, SD=8.04) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. The Self-Awareness of Falls Risk Measure (SAFRM) was used to measure different aspects of self-awareness. The treating physiotherapist and occupational therapist rated the patient's engagement in rehabilitation and the patient reported his/her motivation for treatment...
November 16, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884867/narrative-medicine-and-death-in-the-icu-word-clouds-as-a-visual-legacy
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Meredith Vanstone, Feli Toledo, France Clarke, Anne Boyle, Mita Giacomini, Marilyn Swinton, Lois Saunders, Melissa Shears, Nicole Zytaruk, Anne Woods, Trudy Rose, Tracey Hand-Breckenridge, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Shelley Anderson-White, Robert Sheppard, Deborah Cook
OBJECTIVE: The Word Cloud is a frequent wish in the 3 Wishes Project developed to nurture peace and ease the grieving process for dying critically ill patients. The objective was to examine whether Word Clouds can act as a heuristic approach to encourage a narrative orientation to medicine. Narrative medicine is an approach which can strengthen relationships, compassion and resilience. DESIGN: Word Clouds were created for 42 dying patients, and we interviewed 37 family members and 73 clinicians about their impact...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884337/using-community-outreach-to-explore-health-related-beliefs-and-improve-surgeon-patient-engagement
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Rebecca L Hoffman, Brenda Bryant, Steve R Allen, Major K Lee, Cary B Aarons, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Fostering surgeon engagement in community outreach was recently identified as a major priority toward reducing health care disparities in surgery. We aimed to increase surgeon engagement in the local community, understand prevalent beliefs, and identify educational opportunities in the local community regarding cancer screening and treatment using community outreach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In collaboration with the university's cancer center, the medical student surgical interest group, surgical faculty, and residents developed a community outreach program...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882012/individualized-supervised-resistance-training-during-nebulization-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Ina Shaw, Janine E Kinsey, Roxanne Richards, Brandon S Shaw
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Since dyspnea limits exercise adherence and intensity in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, engaging in resistance training (RT), which causes less dyspnea than other exercise modalities, while using nebulizers could not only overcome this barrier, but also enhance long-term adaptations to treatment. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of RT during nebulization on spirometry, anthropometry, chest wall excursion, respiratory muscle strength and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881915/copd-care-delivery-pathways-in-five-european-union-countries-mapping-and-health-care-professionals-perceptions
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Reem Kayyali, Bassel Odeh, Inéz Frerichs, Nikki Davies, Eleni Perantoni, Shona D'arcy, Anouk W Vaes, John Chang, Martijn A Spruit, Brenda Deering, Nada Philip, Roshan Siva, Evangelos Kaimakamis, Ioanna Chouvarda, Barbara Pierscionek, Norbert Weiler, Emiel Fm Wouters, Andreas Raptopoulos, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara
BACKGROUND: COPD is among the leading causes of chronic morbidity and mortality in the European Union with an estimated annual economic burden of €25.1 billion. Various care pathways for COPD exist across Europe leading to different responses to similar problems. Determining these differences and the similarities may improve health and the functioning of health services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare COPD patients' care pathway in five European Union countries including England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece, and Germany and to explore health care professionals' (HCPs) perceptions about the current pathways...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875376/rhinitis-adherence-to-treatment-and-new-technologies
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Fulvio Braido, Ilaria Baiardini, Francesca Puggioni, Silvia Garuti, Ruby Pawankar, G Walter Canonica
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nonadherence to treatment is a major issue in approximately 50% of patients suffering from chronic diseases. The availability of new technologies could represent a possible way to improve patients' engagement and adherence in a real-life setting. Research and technology tools made available or in process of being made available to patients with allergic diseases and their physicians could potentially improve the management of these disease in daily life by improving adherence...
November 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869582/implementing-and-using-a-patient-portal-a-qualitative-exploration-of-patient-and-provider-perspectives-on-engaging-patients
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Bridget L Ryan, Judith Belle Brown, Amanda Terry, Sonny Cejic, Moira Stewart, Amardeep Thind
BACKGROUND: The use of portals might be expected to rise; however, adoption has been slow. Development of portals has occurred with limited patient involvement. This paper fills a need for literature concerning perspectives regarding the value of portals, how best to organize and provide portals, and critically how to seek patient involvement in implementation.ObjectiveThe objective was to explore the feelings, ideas, and expectations of patients and primary care providers concerning the implementation and use of patient portals...
July 4, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868327/communication-and-patient-participation-influencing-patient-recall-of-treatment-discussions
#16
Claude Richard, Emma Glaser, Marie-Thérèse Lussier
CONTEXT: Patient recall of treatment information is a key variable towards chronic disease (CD) management. It is unclear what communication and patient participation characteristics predict recall. OBJECTIVES: To assess what aspects of doctor-patient communication predict patient recall of medication information. To describe lifestyle treatment recall, in CD primary care patients. DESIGN: Observational study within a RCT. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Community-based primary care (PC) practices...
November 21, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866416/how-active-are-patients-in-setting-goals-during-rehabilitation-after-stroke-a-qualitative-study-of-clinician-perceptions
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John G M Parsons, Sarah E Plant, Julia Slark, Sarah F Tyson
PURPOSE: We investigated stroke rehabilitation clinician's perceptions of the patient as an active partner in setting goals within stroke rehabilitation and factors that influence patient engagement. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews, subject to general inductive analysis with 20 Clinicians' working in three UK based stroke rehabilitation teams (one in-patient ward and two community based rehabilitation teams). RESULTS: There were three key themes that impacted on the patients active involvement in setting goals for rehabilitation after stroke: Patient barriers to goal setting (knowledge of the patient and family, who is the patient and the stroke's impact); How we work as a team (the role of the patient in setting goals, the effect of clinician attributes on goal setting); and How systems impact goal setting (goal-setting practice, home versus hospital, and professional/funder expectations of clinicians')...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864167/testing-the-feasibility-of-remote-patient-monitoring-in-prenatal-care-using-a-mobile-app-and-connected-devices-a-prospective-observational-trial
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Kathryn I Marko, Jill M Krapf, Andrew C Meltzer, Julia Oh, Nihar Ganju, Anjali G Martinez, Sheetal G Sheth, Nancy D Gaba
BACKGROUND: Excessive weight gain and elevated blood pressure are significant risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as gestational diabetes, premature birth, and preeclampsia. More effective strategies to facilitate adherence to gestational weight gain goals and monitor blood pressure may have a positive health benefit for pregnant women and their babies. The impact of utilizing a remote patient monitoring system to monitor blood pressure and weight gain as a component of prenatal care has not been previously assessed...
November 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864165/text-to-move-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-text-messaging-program-to-improve-physical-activity-behaviors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Stephen Agboola, Kamal Jethwani, Lenny Lopez, Meghan Searl, Sandra O'Keefe, Joseph Kvedar
BACKGROUND: Text messages are increasingly being used because of the low cost and the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones to engage patients in self-care behaviors. Self-care is particularly important in achieving treatment outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of personalized text messages on physical activity, as measured by a pedometer, and clinical outcomes in a diverse population of patients with T2DM. METHODS: Text to Move (TTM) incorporates physical activity monitoring and coaching to provide automated and personalized text messages to help patients with T2DM achieve their physical activity goals...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863074/therapeutic-alliance-and-obesity-management-in-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-pilot-using-the-working-alliance-inventory
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E A Sturgiss, G M Sargent, E Haesler, E Rieger, K Douglas
Therapeutic alliance is a well-recognized predictor of patient outcomes within psychological therapy. It has not been applied to obesity interventions, and Bordin's theoretical framework shows particular relevance to the management of obesity in primary health care. This cross-sectional study of a weight management programme in general practice aimed to determine if therapeutic alliance was associated with patient outcomes. The Working Alliance Inventory short revised version (WAI-SR) was administered to 23 patients and 11 general practitioners (GPs) at the end of a 6-month weight management programme...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Obesity
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