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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328647/pressure-injury-in-a-community-population-a-descriptive-study
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Lisa Q Corbett, Marjorie Funk, Gilbert Fortunato, David M OʼSullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe present-on-admission pressure injuries (POA-PIs) in community-dwelling adults admitted to acute care. The specific aims of the study were to (1) measure the prevalence of POA-PIs during a 1-year period; (2) determine prehospital location of patients with POA-PIs; and (3) describe demographics, pressure injury (PI) characteristics, risk factors, and posthospital outcome of community-dwelling adults with PIs admitted to hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325711/investigating-the-perceptions-of-care-coordinators-on-using-behavior-theory-based-mobile-health-technology-with-medicaid-populations-a-grounded-theory-study
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Brittany Erika Sigler
BACKGROUND: Medicaid populations are less engaged in their health care than the rest of the population, translating to worse health outcomes and increased health care costs. Since theory-based mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been shown to increase patient engagement, mobile phones may be an optimal strategy to reach this population. With increased development of theory-based mHealth technology, these interventions must now be evaluated with these medically underserved populations in a real-world setting...
March 21, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325583/optimizing-endometrial-cancer-follow-up-and-survivorship-care-for-rural-and-other-underserved-women-patient-and-provider-perspectives
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Teresa L Rutledge, Miria Kano, Dolores Guest, Andrew Sussman, Anita Y Kinney
OBJECTIVES: This study describes patient and provider attitudes on transitioning cancer surveillance visits and treatment of comorbid conditions to the primary care setting in a rural patient population as a strategy for minimizing financial and travel related barriers for patients while simultaneously enhancing quality and availability of health care options. METHODS: Focus group discussions and telephone interviews were conducted with endometrial cancer (EC) survivors and primary care providers (PCPs) to provide insights into post-treatment follow-up practices and the acceptability of transitioning follow-up to primary care setting utilizing a cancer survivorship care plan model...
March 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325244/perspectives-on-patient-access-to-radiation-oncology-services-in-south-america
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REVIEW
Beatriz Amendola, Aldo Quarneti, Arthur Accioly Rosa, Gustavo Sarria, Marco Amendola
Cancer represents a fast-growing challenge worldwide, and is being recognized as an emerging and critical issue in low- and middle-income countries, such most of South America. This subcontinent is unique for its geography, culture, and ethnical diversity. Most of its countries have large expanses of jungle and desert where underserved population groups including indigenous (native Indians), represent a challenge for cancer care. Many indigent patients have no access to preventive care nor early diagnosis. This results in late presentations with advanced disease and frequently incurable cancer...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323604/why-it-s-unjust-to-expect-location-specific-language-specific-or-population-specific-service-from-students-with-underrepresented-minority-or-low-income-backgrounds
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Barret Michalec, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Jon C Tilburt, Frederic W Hafferty
In this case we meet Amanda, a medical student of Native and Latin American ethnicity who receives financial aid. Her friends are surprised by her interest in an elite residency program. They suggest, rather, that with her language skills, ethnic background, and interest in social justice, she has a responsibility to work with underserved patient populations. In our commentary, we consider issues raised by the case and explore Amanda's friends' underlying expectations and assumptions that perpetuate the very inequities that the resolution of the case purports to address...
March 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322649/the-feasibility-of-an-exergaming-program-in-underserved-older-african-americans
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Ying-Yu Chao, Rita Musanti, Peijia Zha, Carina Katigbak
The study tested the feasibility and efficacy of an exergaming program in underserved older African American communities. The study is a single-group with pre- and posttest design. Twelve female participants ( M age = 64.17 ± 6.74 years) completed an exergaming program once or twice a week for 24 sessions over 14 weeks. Community health workers implemented the program through coaching and supporting mechanisms to motivate participants to exercise. A mixed-methods analysis was used to assess the intervention...
January 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321861/applying-the-community-health-worker-model-in-dermatology-a-curriculum-for-skin-cancer-prevention-education-training
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Audrey A Jacobsen, Jezabel Maisonet, Robert S Kirsner, John Strasswimmer
BACKGROUND: Incidence of skin cancer is rising in Hispanic populations and minorities often have more advanced disease and experience higher mortality rates. Community health worker (CHW) programs to promote primary and secondary prevention show promise for many diseases, but an adequate training program in skin cancer prevention is not documented. We present a model for CHW specialty certification in skin cancer prevention for underserved, Hispanic communities. METHODS: We designed a culturally appropriate CHW training program according to an empowerment model of education for skin cancer prevention and detection in underserved Hispanic communities...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302101/preventing-diabetes-in-obese-latino-youth-with-prediabetes-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Erica G Soltero, Yolanda P Konopken, Micah L Olson, Colleen S Keller, Felipe G Castro, Allison N Williams, Donald L Patrick, Stephanie Ayers, Houchun H Hu, Matthew Sandoval, Janiel Pimentel, William C Knowler, Kevin D Frick, Gabriel Q Shaibi
BACKGROUND: Obese Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is an intermediate stage in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and represents a critical opportunity for intervention. However, to date, no diabetes prevention studies have been conducted in obese Latino youth with prediabetes, a highly vulnerable and underserved group. Therefore, we propose a randomized-controlled trial to test the short-term (6-month) and long-term (12-month) efficacy of a culturally-grounded, lifestyle intervention, as compared to usual care, for improving glucose tolerance and reducing diabetes risk in 120 obese Latino adolescents with prediabetes...
March 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294493/formative-evaluation-of-a-teledentistry-training-programme-for-oral-health-professionals
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K K McFarland, P Nayar, A Chandak, N Gupta
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to conduct a formative evaluation of a teledentistry (TD) programme that was developed for a predominantly rural state in the Midwestern United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Formative evaluation data were collected on programme activities from the TD programme records. In addition, the effectiveness of the TD training programme was evaluated using a self-administered paper-based survey administered to the participants, immediately following completion of the training activity...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291722/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-tuberculosis-in-hard-to-reach-populations-in-countries-of-low-and-medium-tuberculosis-incidence-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sophia G de Vries, Patrick F Greve, Benjamin J Visser, Sabine Bélard, Saskia Janssen, Anne L Cremers, René Spijker, Beth Shaw, Ruaraidh A Hill, Alimuddin Zumla, Andreas Sandgren, Marieke J van der Werf, Martin P Grobusch
Tuberculosis is over-represented in hard-to-reach (underserved) populations in high-income countries of low tuberculosis incidence. The mainstay of tuberculosis care is early detection of active tuberculosis (case finding), contact tracing, and treatment completion. We did a systematic review with a scoping component of relevant studies published between 1990 and 2015 to update and extend previous National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) reviews on the effectiveness of interventions for identifying and managing tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289853/information-mismatch-cancer-risk-counseling-with-diverse-underserved-patients
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Galen Joseph, Rena J Pasick, Dean Schillinger, Judith Luce, Claudia Guerra, Janice Ka Yan Cheng
As genetics and genomics become part of mainstream Medicine, these advances have the potential to reduce or exacerbate health disparities. Gaps in effective communication (where all parties share the same meaning) are widely recognized as a major contributor to health disparities. The purpose of this study was to examine GC-patient communication in real time, to assess its effectiveness from the patient perspective, and then to pilot intervention strategies to improve the communication. We observed 64 English-, 35 Spanish- and 25 Chinese-speaking (n = 124) public hospital patients and 10 GCs in 170 GC appointments, and interviewed 49 patients who were offered testing using the audio recordings to stimulate recall and probe specific aspects of the communication...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289678/improving-community-health-using-an-outcome-oriented-cqi-approach-to-community-engaged-health-professions-education
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Amy Clithero, Simone Jacquelyn Ross, Lyn Middleton, Carole Reeve, Andre-Jacques Neusy
Health professionals providing health-care services must have the relevant competencies and clinical experiences needed to improve population health outcomes in different contexts. Current models of health profession education often fail to produce a fit-for-purpose workforce ready and willing to provide relevant, quality care to underserved communities. Evidence is emerging that community-engaged and socially accountable health workforce education, i.e., aligned with priority health needs, produces a workforce ready and willing to work in partnership with underserved regions...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289543/understanding-the-importance-of-medical-student-clerkships-in-poor-health-outcome-regions-served-by-area-health-education-centers-ahecs-in-impoverished-locations-of-southern-united-states
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Ashruta Patel
Area Health Education Centers provide health professional students the opportunity to explore the benefits of practicing in a rural and underserved location. The status of health conditions in chronic disease patients residing in impoverished regions of the US provides the chance to understand the factors that are responsible for constant inadequate outcomes in underserved and rural communities. Many limiting barriers to positive health outcomes occur in disproportionate numbers in the Southern Black Belt. Students should consider participating in rural and underserved clerkships, and ultimately a career as a health care provider in a poor health outcome region...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285805/telehealth-for-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support-in-an-underserved-free-clinic-population-a-pilot-study
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Tiffaney B Threatt, Eileen D Ward
OBJECTIVES: Primary study objectives were to (1) describe mean change in A1c from baseline of a free clinic population enrolled in telehealth diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) services and (2) to compare change in A1C and other clinical outcomes measures with free clinic patients enrolled in a traditional face-to-face DSME/S program. METHODS: An exploratory study design and comparative evaluation of telehealth DSME/S services in a free clinic population was used...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275998/factors-that-matter-to-low-income-and-racial-ethnic-minority-mothers-when-choosing-a-pediatric-practice-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Sarah L Goff, Kathleen M Mazor, Haley Guhn-Knight, Yara Youssef Budway, Lorna Murphy, Katharine O White, Tara Lagu, Penelope S Pekow, Aruna Priya, Peter K Lindenauer
BACKGROUND: Pediatric practices' scores on healthcare quality measures are increasingly available to the public. However, patients from low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations rarely use these data. We sought to understand potential barriers to using quality data by assessing what factors mattered to women when choosing a pediatric practice. METHODS: As part of a randomized trial to overcome barriers to using quality data, we recruited women from a prenatal clinic serving an underserved population...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275965/increasing-routine-cancer-screening-among-underserved-populations-through-effective-communication-strategies-application-of-a-health-literacy-framework
#16
Alicia L Best, Cheryl Vamos, Seul Ki Choi, Erika L Thompson, Ellen Daley, Daniela B Friedman
Cancer prevention and control efforts serve as national priorities, as cancer is the second leading cause of death in the USA. In addition, cancer disparities exist, with racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and uninsured populations suffering the greatest burden. The goal of this paper is to describe the role that effective health communication can play in increasing routine cancer screening among medically underserved populations, thus decreasing persistent health disparities. For this paper, we applied Sorenson's integrated model of health literacy as a framework for identifying communication gaps and opportunities that can help improve cancer screening specifically at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270202/rheumatology-in-africa-challenges-and-opportunities
#17
EDITORIAL
Girish M Mody
Africa faces many health challenges despite sustained growth and development over the past decade. Contributory factors are the lack of financial resources, an inadequate health professional workforce, a high burden of communicable diseases, and an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases. Rheumatology services are limited or non-existent in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past decade, partnerships with international academic institutions have resulted in some progress in the training of rheumatologists and health professionals and development of rheumatology services in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia...
March 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264951/los-angeles-safety-net-program-econsult-system-was-rapidly-adopted-and-decreased-wait-times-to-see-specialists
#18
Michael L Barnett, Hal F Yee, Ateev Mehrotra, Paul Giboney
Lack of timely access to specialty care is a significant problem among disadvantaged populations, such as those served by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. In 2012 the department implemented an electronic system for the provision of specialty care called the eConsult system, in which all requests from primary care providers for specialty assistance were reviewed by specialists. In many cases, the specialist can address the primary care provider's question via an electronic dialogue, thereby eliminating the need for the patient to see a specialist in person...
March 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257543/free-lung-cancer-screening-trends-toward-a-twofold-increase-in-lung-cancer-prevalence-in-the-underserved-southeastern-united-states
#19
Erika L Simmerman, Norman B Thomson, Thomas A Dillard, Zhonglin Hao, Ramses F Sadek, Samir N Khleif, Carsten Schroeder
OBJECTIVES: The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) reported that the prevalence of lung cancer in individuals at high risk for the disease is 1%, and that screening these individuals using low-dose helical computed tomography of the chest saves lives. To increase screening accessibility in the underserved southeastern United States, we developed a free lung screening program, modeled after the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Free Lung Screening Program, for individuals meeting National Comprehensive Cancer Network high-risk criteria...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251421/younger-age-and-health-beliefs-associated-with-being-overdue-for-pap-testing-among-utah-latinas-who-were-non-adherent-to-cancer-screening-guidelines
#20
Djin Lai, Julia Bodson, Echo L Warner, Shauna Ayres, Ryan Mooney, Deanna Kepka
Factors associated with being overdue for Papanicoloau (Pap) testing in a Latina community were examined. Female participants aged ≥ 21 years, who were overdue for one or more cancer screenings (N = 206), were purposively recruited. Descriptive statistics, Fisher's Exact Tests for count data, and multivariable logistic regressions were conducted. Participants overdue for cancer screening, aged 38-47 years demonstrated lower odds of being overdue for Pap testing compared with those 21-37 years old (OR = 0...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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