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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925913/how-underserviced-rural-communities-approach-physician-recruitment-changes-following-the-opening-of-a-socially-accountable-medical-school-in-northern-ontario
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Oxana Mian, John C Hogenbirk, Wayne Warry, Roger P Strasser
INTRODUCTION: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) opened in 2005 with a social accountability mandate to address a long history of physician shortages in northern Ontario. The objective of this qualitative study was to understand the school's effect on recruitment of family physicians into medically underserviced rural communities of northern Ontario. METHODS: We conducted a multiple case study of 8 small rural communities in northern Ontario that were considered medically underserviced by the provincial ministry of health and had successfully recruited NOSM-trained physicians...
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925056/elevated-blood-pressure-in-the-developing-world-a-role-for-clinical-pharmacists
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Michael T Smith, Megan P Monahan, Paige Nelson, Matthew Moruzzi, Alexander J DeLucenay, Christine R Birnie
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and patient knowledge of elevated blood pressure amongst a cross-section of patients in underserved communities in three selected low-income countries worldwide: El Salvador, India and Kenya. METHODS: Mobile medical clinics were established as part of medical mission trips in El Salvador, India and Kenya. Willing male and female patients, at least 25 years of age, who presented at each clinic were screened for elevated blood pressure, including 332 patients in El Salvador, 847 patients in India and 160 patients in Kenya...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923056/physicians-perceptions-on-the-impact-of-telemedicine-on-recruitment-and-retention-in-underserved-areas-a-descriptive-study-in-senegal
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Birama Apho Ly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté, Mbayang Ndiaye Niang
BACKGROUND: Similar to many places, physicians in Senegal are unevenly distributed. Telemedicine is considered a potential solution to this problem. This study investigated the perceptions of Senegal's physicians of the impact of telemedicine on their recruitment to and retention in underserved areas. METHODS: We conducted individual interviews with a random sample of 60 physicians in Senegal, including 30 physicians working in public hospitals and 30 physicians working in district health centres between January and June 2014, as part of a mixed methods study...
September 18, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923033/feasibility-of-a-low-cost-hearing-screening-in-rural-indiana
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Khalid M Khan, Sylvanna L Bielko, Priscilla A Barnes, Sydney S Evans, Anna L K Main
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss remains a neglected public health issue in the rural and agricultural communities in the United States and therefore, promotion of a low-cost hearing screening may be important for these underserved populations. The major objectives of our study were to assess feasibility of a low-cost telephone-administered hearing test in rural Indiana and to identify the challenges, barriers and viable implementation strategies associated with this test. Also, we evaluated whether a focus group session could change the hearing health attitude of rural residents...
September 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913882/reducing-disparities-in-cancer-screening-and-prevention-through-community-based-participatory-research-partnerships-with-local-libraries-a-comprehensive-dynamic-trial
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Bruce D Rapkin, Elisa Weiss, David Lounsbury, Tamara Michel, Alexis Gordon, Jennifer Erb-Downward, Eilleen Sabino-Laughlin, Alison Carpenter, Carolyn E Schwartz, Linda Bulone, Margaret Kemeny
Reduction of cancer-related disparities requires strategies that link medically underserved communities to preventive care. In this community-based participatory research project, a public library system brought together stakeholders to plan and undertake programs to address cancer screening and risk behavior. This study was implemented over 48 months in 20 large urban neighborhoods, selected to reach diverse communities disconnected from care. In each neighborhood, Cancer Action Councils were organized to conduct a comprehensive dynamic trial, an iterative process of program planning, implementation and evaluation...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913684/-telemedicine-in-stroke-care
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L Breuer, S Schwab
Telemedicine is already widely used in many telestroke networks and ensures stroke treatment close to the patient's home in rural and medically underserved areas. This is particularly effective when telemedicine is integrated into a stroke unit concept. While telemedically based thrombolysis therapy has become routine practice for many years, practical implementation of comprehensive mechanical thrombectomy and the related processes remains challenging. The main tasks for the future further include development of a structured stroke aftercare system in neurologically underserved areas and permanent assurance of high-quality stroke care in telemedically connected sites...
September 14, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913510/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-pterygium-in-rural-areas
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Hassan Hashemi, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, Abbasali Yekta, Ebrahim Jafarzadehpour, Hadi Ostadimoghaddam, Haleh Kangari
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of pterygium and its determinants in the underserved, rural population of Iran. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study of 3851 selected individuals, 86.5% participated in the study, and the prevalence of pterygium was evaluated in 3312 participants. A number of villages were selected from the north and south of Iran using multistage cluster sampling. Pterygium was diagnosed by the ophthalmologist using slit-lamp examination. RESULTS: The mean age of the study participants was 37...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912652/objectively-measured-physical-activity-levels-among-ethnic-minority-children-attending-school-based-afterschool-programs-in-a-high-poverty-neighborhood
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Youngdeok Kim, Marc Lochbaum
Ethnic minority children living in high poverty neighborhoods are at high risk of having insufficient physical activity (PA) during school days and, thus, the importance of school as a place to facilitate PA in these underserved children has been largely emphasized. This study examined the levels and patterns of PA in minority children, with particular focus on the relative contributions of regular physical education (PE) and school-based afterschool PA program in promoting moderate- and vigorous-intensity PA (MVPA) during school days...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912054/effectiveness-of-pharmacist-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-ckd-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-randomized-controlled-rxeach-trial
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Yazid N Al Hamarneh, Ross T Tsuyuki, Charlotte A Jones, Braden Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Nairne Scott-Douglass, Kailash Jindal, Wendy Tink, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: Affecting a substantial proportion of adults, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) events. It has been reported that patients with CKD are underserved when it comes to CV risk reduction efforts. STUDY DESIGN: Prespecified subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Adults with CKD and at least 1 uncontrolled CV risk factor were enrolled from 56 pharmacies across Alberta, Canada...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910246/waiting-room-time-an-opportunity-for-parental-oral-health-education
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Randa Soussou, Jolanta Aleksejūnienė, Rosamund Harrison
OBJECTIVES: The UBC Children's Dental Program (CDP) has provided free dental treatments to underserved low-income children, but its preventive component needs to be enhanced. The study aims were: 1) to develop a "waiting-room based" dental education program engaging caregivers of these children, and 2) to assess the program's feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. METHODS: In preparation, a situational analysis (SA) included structured interviews with caregivers, and with various stakeholders (e...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905047/use-of-community-health-workers-and-patient-navigators-to-improve-cancer-outcomes-among-patients-served-by-federally-qualified-health-centers-a-systematic-literature-review
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Katherine B Roland, Erin L Milliken, Elizabeth A Rohan, Amy DeGroff, Susan White, Stephanie Melillo, William E Rorie, Carmita-Anita C Signes, Paul A Young
Introduction: In the United States, disparities in cancer screening, morbidity, and mortality are well documented, and often are related to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic indicators including income, education, and healthcare access. Public health approaches that address social determinants of health have the greatest potential public health benefit, and can positively impact health disparities. As public health interventions, community health workers (CHWs), and patient navigators (PNs) work to address disparities and improve cancer outcomes through education, connecting patients to and navigating them through the healthcare system, supporting patient adherence to screening and diagnostic services, and providing social support and linkages to financial and community resources...
2017: Health Equity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903891/health-information-national-trends-survey-in-american-sign-language-hints-asl-protocol-for-the-cultural-adaptation-and-linguistic-validation-of-a-national-survey
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Poorna Kushalnagar, Raychelle Harris, Raylene Paludneviciene, TraciAnn Hoglind
BACKGROUND: The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) collects nationally representative data about the American's public use of health-related information. This survey is available in English and Spanish, but not in American Sign Language (ASL). Thus, the exclusion of ASL users from these national health information survey studies has led to a significant gap in knowledge of Internet usage for health information access in this underserved and understudied population. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are (1) to culturally adapt and linguistically translate the HINTS items to ASL (HINTS-ASL); and (2) to gather information about deaf people's health information seeking behaviors across technology-mediated platforms...
September 13, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902704/hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-implementation-at-local-health-departments-a-statewide-assessment-of-activities-and-barriers
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Helen L Zhang, Sarah K Rhea, Christopher B Hurt, Victoria L Mobley, Heidi Swygard, Arlene C Seña, Mehri S McKellar
BACKGROUND: Expanding access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could help reduce rates of HIV infection in the United States. This study characterizes activities and barriers to PrEP implementation at local health departments (LHDs) in North Carolina (NC), which contains a large rural population. METHODS: In May 2016, a web-based survey was distributed to health directors of all county and district health departments in NC to assess PrEP-related activities, perceived barriers to PrEP implementation, and desired PrEP-related resources...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901239/ethical-issues-in-action-oriented-research-in-indonesia
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Rini Rachmawaty
BACKGROUND: Action-oriented research is one of the most frequent research types implemented to transform community health in Indonesia. Three researchers and 11 graduate students from a developed country in East Asia conducted a fieldwork program in a remote area in South Sulawesi Province. Although the project was completed, whether or not the international standards for human subject research were applied into that study remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine ethical issues raised from that case, analyze constraints to the problems, and recommend alternatives to protect vulnerable populations from being exploited by local/international researchers...
September 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899302/healthcare-crisis-do-nurses-help-or-hurt
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Paula M Karnick
Healthcare is becoming a tangled web of dead ends, refusal of treatments by insurance companies who continue to report incredible profits, leaving many of the middle class and underserved without benefits, treatment, and care. The nursing profession must rise to this catastrophic state and strive for both in unison and individually so patients receive the care they need and deserve.
January 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899245/evaluation-of-healthy-living-wellness-program-with-minority-underserved-economically-disadvantaged-older-adults
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Peggy C Tallier, Patricia R Reineke, Keville Frederickson
The purpose of this Roy adaptation model-guided study was to test the effectiveness of a student registered nurse intern-led nursing intervention entitled the Healthy Living Wellness Program. A one-group pretest/posttest preexperimental design was used. The intervention was imparted to minority, underserved, economically disadvantaged older adults ( N = 30). Significant findings pre- and postintervention were reported for body mass index, waist circumference, self-reported blood glucose, and weight. The findings supported the effectiveness of the nursing intervention, the Healthy Living Wellness Program, guided by the Roy adaptation model...
April 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893143/integrating-mental-health-professionals-in-residencies-to-reduce-health-disparities
#17
Emilee Delbridge, Max Zubatsky, Jocelyn Fowler
Health disparities in primary care remain a continual challenge for both practitioners and patients alike. Integrating mental health services into routine patient care has been one approach to address such issues, including access to care, stigma of health-care providers, and facilitating underserved patients' needs. This article addresses examples of training programs that have included mental health learners and licensed providers into family medicine residency training clinics. Descriptions of these models at two Midwestern Family Medicine residency clinics in the United States are highlighted...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893118/emotional-and-behavioral-health-needs-in-elementary-school-students-in-an-underserved-hispanic-community
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Yuqing Guo, Julie Rousseau, Anna S Hsu, Priscilla Kehoe, Monique Daviss, Sara Flores, Patricia Renno, Kathleen Saunders, Susanne Phillips, Lorraine S Evangelista
High rates of mental health problems in adolescents have been well documented; less is known about elementary school children in disadvantaged communities. We examined emotional and behavioral health needs in 202 third and fourth graders enrolled in a charter school in a largely Hispanic community. The child-reported Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale-25 and Teacher's Report Form were used to evaluate mental health needs as perceived by these children and their teachers. The prevalence of teacher-reported depression and child self-reported anxiety was 7...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888312/burn-management-in-the-developing-world-international-volunteerism
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REVIEW
Anne Argenta, Jack Demos
The burden of burn injury falls predominantly on the world's poor, with low-income and middle-income countries accounting for 96% of burn injuries. These vulnerable populations are the least likely to have access to adequate medical care and are the most reliant on volunteer organizations. Every underserved area has a unique set of needs, circumstances, customs, resources, and challenges. The authors' intent is to provide an additional resource for volunteer surgeons who are interested in treating burns. This article reviews planning, organizing, and participating in a burn surgical mission trip...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887764/humanitarianism-in-surgery
#20
A D Schroeder, G Campanelli, M Cavalli, R Cusick, R Fitzgibbons, A Gilbert, C Lawson, J Manion, B Matthews, W Reinpold, S Roll, L-F Telemaque, J P Wagner, D C Chen, C J Filipi
PURPOSE: Humanitarianism is by definition a moral of kindness, benevolence and sympathy extended to all human beings. In our view as surgeons working in underserved countries, humanitarianism means performing the best operation in the best possible circumstances with high income country (HIC) results and training in-country surgeons to do the same. Hernia Repair for the Underserved (HRFU), a not for profit organization, is developing a long term public health initiative for hernia surgery in Western Hemisphere countries...
September 8, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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