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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905979/diabetes-incidence-and-projections-from-prevalence-surveys-in-fiji
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Stephen Morrell, Sophia Lin, Isimeli Tukana, Christine Linhart, Richard Taylor, Penina Vatucawaqa, Dianna J Magliano, Paul Zimmet
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) incidence is traditionally derived from cohort studies that are not always feasible, representative, or available. The present study estimates T2DM incidence in Fijian adults from T2DM prevalence estimates assembled from surveys of 25-64 year old adults conducted over 30 years (n = 14,288). METHODS: T2DM prevalence by five-year age group from five population-based risk factor surveys conducted over 1980-2011 were variously adjusted for urban-rural residency, ethnicity, and sex to previous censuses (1976, 1986, 1996, 2009) to improve representativeness...
November 25, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905955/future-healthy-life-expectancy-among-older-adults-in-the-us-a-forecast-based-on-cohort-smoking-and-obesity-history
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Bochen Cao
BACKGROUND: In the past three decades, the elderly population in the United States experienced increase in life expectancy (LE) and disability-free life expectancy (LE(ND)), but decrease in life expectancy with disability (LE(D)). Smoking and obesity are two major risk factors that had negative impacts on these trends. While smoking prevalence continues to decline in recent decades, obesity prevalence has been growing and is currently at a high level. This study aims to forecast the healthy life expectancy for older adults aged 55 to 85 in the US from 2011 to 2040, in relation to their smoking and obesity history...
July 12, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905939/causes-of-death-in-vanuatu
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Karen Carter, Viran Tovu, Jeffrey Tila Langati, Michael Buttsworth, Lester Dingley, Andy Calo, Griffith Harrison, Chalapati Rao, Alan D Lopez, Richard Taylor
BACKGROUND: The population of the Pacific Melanesian country of Vanuatu was 234,000 at the 2009 census. Apart from subsistence activities, economic activity includes tourism and agriculture. Current completeness of vital registration is considered too low to be usable for national statistics; mortality and life expectancy (LE) are derived from indirect demographic estimates from censuses/surveys. Some cause of death (CoD) data are available to provide information on major causes of premature death...
March 15, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905926/understanding-clinical-and-non-clinical-decisions-under-uncertainty-a-scenario-based-survey
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Vlad V Simianu, Margaret A Grounds, Susan L Joslyn, Jared E LeClerc, Anne P Ehlers, Nidhi Agrawal, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Abraham D Flaxman, David R Flum
BACKGROUND: Prospect theory suggests that when faced with an uncertain outcome, people display loss aversion by preferring to risk a greater loss rather than incurring certain, lesser cost. Providing probability information improves decision making towards the economically optimal choice in these situations. Clinicians frequently make decisions when the outcome is uncertain, and loss aversion may influence choices. This study explores the extent to which prospect theory, loss aversion, and probability information in a non-clinical domain explains clinical decision making under uncertainty...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903953/sociocultural-characteristic-lifestyle-and-metabolic-risk-factors-among-a-sample-of-kuwaiti-male-university-students
#5
Maha Al-Sejari
In the past six decades, the Kuwaiti population has been exposed to rapid transformation in the quality of diet intake, daily activities, and career types. This major socioeconomic shift was accompanied by the introduction of both communicable and noncommunicable chronic diseases afflicting people of all ages. This article aims to detect a relationship between sociocultural characteristics-such as physical activity, dietary habits, and smoking-and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted among 262 male university students in Kuwait; participants were selected by using a convenient nonrandom opportunistic sample...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902693/the-long-term-benefits-of-increased-aspirin-use-by-at-risk-americans-aged-50-and-older
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David B Agus, Étienne Gaudette, Dana P Goldman, Andrew Messali
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of aspirin to defend against cardiovascular disease in both primary and secondary settings is well recognized by the medical profession. Multiple studies also have found that daily aspirin significantly reduces cancer incidence and mortality. Despite these proven health benefits, aspirin use remains low among populations targeted by cardiovascular prevention guidelines. This article seeks to determine the long-term economic and population-health impact of broader use of aspirin by older Americans at higher risk for cardiovascular disease...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900072/comparison-of-medical-students-satisfaction-with-family-medicine-clerkships-between-university-hospitals-and-community-hospitals-or-clinics
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Eal Whan Park
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare students' awareness of and satisfaction with clerkships in family medicine between a university hospital and a community hospital or clinic. METHODS: Thirty-eight 4th year medical students who were undergoing a clerkship in family medicine in the 1st semester of 2012 were surveyed via questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered both before and after the clerkship. RESULTS: External clerkships were completed in eight family medicine clinics and two regional hospitals...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898172/association-between-hospital-readmission-and-acute-and-sustained-delays-in-functional-recovery-during-18-months-after-elective-surgery-the-successful-aging-after-elective-surgery-study
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Margaret A Pisani, Asha Albuquerque, Edward R Marcantonio, Richard N Jones, Ray Yun Gou, Tamara G Fong, Eva M Schmitt, Douglas Tommet, Ilean I Isaza Aizpurua, David C Alsop, Sharon K Inouye, Thomas G Travison
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of hospital readmission on functional recovery after elective surgery in older adults. DESIGN: Prospective cohort of individuals aged 70 and older undergoing elective surgery, enrolled from June 2010 to August 2013. SETTING: Two academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling older adults (N = 566; mean age ± standard deviation 77 ± 5) undergoing major elective surgery and expected to be admitted for at least 3 days...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896407/mixed-methods-assessment-of-trauma-and-acute-care-surgical-quality-improvement-programs-in-peru
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Lacey N LaGrone, Amy K Fuhs, Eduardo Huaman Egoavil, Manuel J A Rodriguez Castro, Roberto Valderrama, Leah N Isquith-Dicker, Jaime Herrera-Matta, Charles N Mock
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the positive impact of quality improvement (QI) programs on morbidity, mortality, patient satisfaction, and cost is strong. Data regarding the status of QI programs in low- and middle-income countries, as well as in-depth examination of barriers and facilitators to their implementation, are limited. METHODS: This cross-sectional, descriptive study employed a mixed-methods design, including distribution of an anonymous quantitative survey and individual interviews with healthcare providers who participate in the care of the injured at ten large hospitals in Lima, Peru...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895966/acceptability-of-service-targets-for-ict-based-healthcare
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Eun Min Jeon, Hwa Jeong Seo
OBJECTIVES: In order to adopt and activate telemedicine it is necessary to survey how medical staff, who are providers of medical service, and consumers, who are the service targets, perceive information and communication technology (ICT)-based healthcare service. METHODS: This study surveyed the awareness and acceptability of ICT-based healthcare by involving service targets, specifically workers and students living in the Seoul and Gyeonggi regions who are consumers of healthcare service...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895965/confirmation-of-expectations-and-satisfaction-with-hospital-information-systems-a-nursing-perspective
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Haleh Ayatollahi, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Habib Chenani
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare nurses' satisfaction with, and expectations of, hospital information systems in two teaching hospitals. METHODS: This was a survey study, which was completed in 2014. The potential participants were 267 nurses who worked in two teaching hospitals and used the same hospital information system. Data were collected using two questionnaires. Both questionnaires were examined in terms of content validity and reliability. RESULTS: The results showed that, for a majority of nurses, their expectations of the system were not met in either hospital...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895896/the-changing-biodiversity-of-alabama-drosophila-important-impacts-of-seasonal-variation-urbanization-and-invasive-species
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Andrei Bombin, Laura K Reed
Global warming and anthropogenic disturbances significantly influence the biosphere, tremendously increasing species extinction rates. In Central Alabama, we analyzed Drosophilidae species composition change nearly 100 years after the previous survey. We found ten Drosophilid species that were not reported during the last major biodiversity studies, two of which are invasive pests. In addition, we analyzed the influence of seasonal environmental variables characteristic of the subtropical climate zone on Drosophila abundance and biodiversity...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895667/attitude-to-the-menopause-and-sex-amongst-middle-aged-women-in-a-family-medicine-clinic-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Folasade Adenike Bello, Olufunmilola Olutosin Daramola
Background. Menopause is the expected end of reproductive life. Having a positive attitude towards it has been shown to result in a positive experience, while a negative attitude is associated with negative experiences and symptoms. Traditionally, women often abstain from sex after menopause. The study aimed to determine the level of awareness and perceptions about the menopause and sex in perimenopausal women attending a general outpatient clinic. Methods. Women over 40 years were recruited from the Family Medicine Department of University College Hospital, excluding those who were menopausal...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894416/australian-university-smoke-free-policy-implementation-a-staff-and-student-survey
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Ashleigh Guillaumier, Billie Bonevski, Christine Paul, John Wiggers, John Germov, Dylan Mitchell, Diane Bunch
Issue addressed: Universities represent important settings for the implementation of public health initiatives such as smoke-free policies. The study aimed to assess staff and student attitudes towards policy enforcement and compliance as well as the acceptability of the provision of cessation support in this setting. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted following the introduction of a designated-areas partial smoke-free policy at two campuses of one Australian university in 2014. Staff (n=533) and students (n=3060) completed separate online surveys assessing attitudes towards smoke-free policy enforcement and compliance, and acceptability of university-provided cessation support...
November 18, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894018/managing-mosquito-spaces-citizen-self-governance-of-disease-vectors-in-a-desert-landscape
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Nicolena vonHedemann, Paul Robbins, Melinda K Butterworth, Katheryn Landau, Cory W Morin
Public health agencies' strategies to control disease vectors have increasingly included "soft" mosquito management programs that depend on citizen education and changing homeowner behaviors. In an effort to understand public responses to such campaigns, this research assesses the case of Tucson, Arizona, where West Nile virus presents a serious health risk and where management efforts have focused on public responsibility for mosquito control. Using surveys, interviews, and focus groups, we conclude that citizens have internalized responsibilities for mosquito management but also expect public management of parks and waterways while tending to reject the state's interference with privately owned parcels...
November 25, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893986/a-formative-evaluation-of-the-recovery-public-works-programme-in-blantyre-city-malawi
#16
Felix Khembo, Sarah Chapman
Public works programmes (PWPs) are popular social protection instruments in the context of chronic poverty but very little has been published in the way of implementation and outcomes of these programmes. This paper presents a formative process and outcome evaluation of the recovery PWP in Blantyre City, Malawi. The evaluation used longitudinal household survey data of PWP beneficiaries, programme records and interview responses from programme staff and community leaders. Largely, the process evaluation findings showed an agreement between actual and planned activities...
November 9, 2016: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893516/caregiver-expectations-and-satisfaction-of-urgent-care-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Greg P Marconi, Phung K Pham, Alan L Nager
Health care delivery expectations that may affect patient and caregiver satisfaction are not clearly understood. This study examined caregiver expectations and satisfaction with urgent care in a pediatric emergency department. Of 201 caregivers surveyed, we found that caregivers have specific expectations regarding clinical care of their child in terms of radiographic imaging, blood testing, antibiotics, pain management, and subspecialty consultation. Caregivers were generally less dissatisfied with the actual care provided than the urgent care physicians expected...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893498/wired-to-the-workplace-the-relationship-between-electronic-connectedness-to-work-and-nurse-manager-satisfaction
#18
Candace Gardner, Amy Hailey, Christi Nguyen, Charlsea Prichard, Patricia Newcomb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the beliefs and behaviors of nurse leaders regarding electronic connectedness with their workplace and workplace support. BACKGROUND: Electronic communication enables leaders' continuous availability to the workplace. This may blur home-work boundaries and contribute to burnout. METHODS: This mixed-methods study surveyed nurses in 6 acute care hospitals in north Texas. A qualitative phase employed focus groups composed of nurses from participating hospitals to validate and enrich data collected in the quantitative phase...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893041/a-comparison-of-the-prevalence-of-dementia-in-the-united-states-in-2000-and-2012
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Kenneth M Langa, Eric B Larson, Eileen M Crimmins, Jessica D Faul, Deborah A Levine, Mohammed U Kabeto, David R Weir
Importance: The aging of the US population is expected to lead to a large increase in the number of adults with dementia, but some recent studies in the United States and other high-income countries suggest that the age-specific risk of dementia may have declined over the past 25 years. Clarifying current and future population trends in dementia prevalence and risk has important implications for patients, families, and government programs. Objective: To compare the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012...
November 21, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892827/rationale-procedures-and-response-rates-for-the-2015-administration-of-nci-s-health-information-national-trends-survey-hints-fda-2015
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Kelly D Blake, David B Portnoy, Annette R Kaufman, Chung-Tung Jordan Lin, Serena C Lo, Eric Backlund, David Cantor, Lloyd Hicks, Amy Lin, Andrew Caporaso, Terisa Davis, Richard P Moser, Bradford W Hesse
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to monitor population trends in cancer communication practices, information preferences, health risk behaviors, attitudes, and cancer knowledge. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized HINTS as a unique data resource for informing its health communication endeavors and partnered with NCI to field HINTS-FDA 2015. HINTS-FDA 2015 was a self-administered paper instrument sent by mail May 29 to September 8, 2015, using a random probability-based sample of U...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Health Communication
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