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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936458/predictors-of-functional-disability-with-focus-on-activities-of-daily-living-a-community-based-follow-up-study-in-older-adults-in-india
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Aarti Nagarkar, Yashoda Kashikar
BACKGROUND: Disability in activities of daily living is a growing concern among older populations all over the world. India has one of the rapidly ageing populations and predicted burden of functional disability is higher for Indian older adults as compared to other ageing Asian countries. METHODS: Total 1140 aged 60 years and over participated in a baseline study. 560 of them participated in the prospective cohort study conducted in the city of Pune, India. An interview and functional assessment using a questionnaire and Pune-FAAT tool was carried out in 2013-14...
December 2, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936439/symptoms-of-prolonged-grief-post-traumatic-stress-and-depression-after-loss-in-a-dutch-community-sample-a-latent-class-analysis
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A A A Manik J Djelantik, Geert E Smid, Rolf J Kleber, Paul A Boelen
Mental health problems following loss can manifest as heterogeneous symptomatology that may include symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). However, the co-occurrence of symptoms of these three disorders is still only partially explored. The aims of this study were to identify subgroups (i.e., classes) in a Dutch sample of bereaved individuals, based on severity and/or co-occurrence of symptoms and to identify predictors for these subgroups, taking into account all three disorders...
November 22, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936371/testing-cross-sectional-and-prospective-mediators-of-internalized-heterosexism-on-heavy-drinking-alcohol-problems-and-psychological-distress-among-heavy-drinking-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Alexis Kuerbis, Ethan H Mereish, Marie Hayes, Christine M Davis, Sijing Shao, Jon Morgenstern
OBJECTIVE: Minority stress theory is one of the primary theories used to understand substance use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations. This study tested whether drinking to cope with stress (DTC), loneliness, and gay community participation (GCP) mediated the relationship between one type of minority stress (i.e., internalized heterosexism) and behavioral health outcomes. METHOD: Using secondary data analysis and the PROCESS procedure, relationships between internalized heterosexism, the mediators (DTC, loneliness, and GCP), and outcomes (heavy drinking, alcohol problems, and psychological distress) were explored, both cross-sectionally and in a lagged manner, among both treatment-seeking and non-treatment-seeking problem drinking men who have sex with men...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936262/-a-mental-health-hygiene-experiment-the-case-of-les-pinceaux-d-or
#4
Hubert Wallot
Many research, notably that of Gene Cohen (2007), have shown positive impact of artistic activities for seniors. In 2006 in Quebec City, three professional painters have created a none lucrative organization called Les Pinceaux d'Or (The Golden Brushes). Its mission is to create a positive experience of painting learning in elderly needing persons. The organization operates in long-term health-care facilities or in low-income housings and day centers. It offers free painting courses to elderly persons referred by local community health centers or community organizations as seniors with psychosocial needs...
2016: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936253/-lack-of-collaboration-lack-of-staff-or-disappearance-of-the-data-the-difficult-access-to-the-psychiatric-archives
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Marie LeBel
This paper presents the way we try to track the history of mental health services offered to residents of official language minority communities throughout Northern and Eastern Ontario. The study also holds an interest in the post-deinstitutionalization paths of patients suffering from mental health conditions. Our research strand concerns Northern Ontario, its patient associations, its services, its specialists and its institutions and the access to hospitals archives.
2016: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935995/into-the-bowels-of-depression-unravelling-medical-symptoms-associated-with-depression-by-applying-machine-learning-techniques-to-a-community-based-population-sample
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Joanna F Dipnall, Julie A Pasco, Michael Berk, Lana J Williams, Seetal Dodd, Felice N Jacka, Denny Meyer
BACKGROUND: Depression is commonly comorbid with many other somatic diseases and symptoms. Identification of individuals in clusters with comorbid symptoms may reveal new pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment targets. The aim of this research was to combine machine-learning (ML) algorithms with traditional regression techniques by utilising self-reported medical symptoms to identify and describe clusters of individuals with increased rates of depression from a large cross-sectional community based population epidemiological study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935988/effects-of-a-community-based-healthy-lifestyle-intervention-program-co-help-among-adults-with-prediabetes-in-a-developing-country-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Norliza Ibrahim, Foong Ming Moy, Intan Attikah Nur Awalludin, Zainudin Mohd Ali, Ikram Shah Ismail
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Malaysian adults has increased by more than two folds over the past two decades. Strategies to collaborate with the existing community partners may become a promising channel for wide-scale dissemination of diabetes prevention in the country. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of community-based lifestyle interventions delivered to adults with prediabetes and their health-related quality of life as compared to the usual care group...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935977/the-effects-of-a-community-based-sodium-reduction-program-in-rural-china-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Nicole Li, Lijing L Yan, Wenyi Niu, Chen Yao, Xiangxian Feng, Jianxin Zhang, Jingpu Shi, Yuhong Zhang, Ruijuan Zhang, Zhixin Hao, Hongling Chu, Jing Zhang, Xian Li, Jianhong Pan, Zhifang Li, Jixin Sun, Bo Zhou, Yi Zhao, Yan Yu, Michael Engelgau, Darwin Labarthe, Jixiang Ma, Stephen MacMahon, Paul Elliott, Yangfeng Wu, Bruce Neal
BACKGROUND: Average sodium intake and stroke mortality in northern China are both among the highest in the world. An effective, low-cost strategy to reduce sodium intake in this population is urgently needed. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effects of a community-based sodium reduction program on salt consumption in rural northern China. DESIGN: This study was a cluster-randomized trial done over 18 months in 120 townships (one village from each township) from five provinces...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935800/improving-access-to-child-health-services-at-the-community-level-in-zambia-a-country-case-study-on-progress-in-child-survival-2000-2013
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Aaron M Kipp, Margaret Maimbolwa, Marie A Brault, Penelope Kalesha-Masumbu, Mary Katepa-Bwalya, Phanuel Habimana, Sten H Vermund, Kasonde Mwinga, Connie A Haley
Reductions in under-five mortality in Africa have not been sufficient to meet the Millennium Development Goal #4 (MDG#4) of reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015. Nevertheless, 12 African countries have met MDG#4. We undertook a four country study to examine barriers and facilitators of child survival prior to 2015, seeking to better understand variability in success across countries. The current analysis presents indicator, national document, and qualitative data from key informants and community women describing the factors that have enabled Zambia to successfully reduce under-five mortality over the last 15 years and achieve MDG#4...
October 19, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935792/youth-and-caregiver-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-hchs-sol-youth
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Linda C Gallo, Scott P Roesch, Jessica L McCurley, Carmen R Isasi, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Alan M Delamater, Linda Van Horn, Elva M Arredondo, Krista M Perreira, Christina Buelna, Qibin Qi, Denise C Vidot, Mercedes R Carnethon
OBJECTIVES: We examined associations between youth and caregiver moderate/ vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary (SED) time, using accelerometery, in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (HCHS/ SOL) Youth. METHODS: Participants were 623 caregivers and 877 youth 8-16 years old, enrolled in 2012-2014. Associations of youth and caregiver MVPA time, SED time, and meeting MVPA recommendations ( 150 min/week, adults; 420 min/week, youth) were examined in regression models that controlled for sample weights, design effects, and demographic and health covariates...
January 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935786/beneficioso-y-una-prioridad-latina-women-s-perceptions-about-hiv-testing
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S Sudha, Sharon D Morrison, Kenneth J Gruber
OBJECTIVES: Studies indicate a higher rate of HIV infection among Latinos in the United States, and a pattern of later testing associated with poorer disease management, greater risk of spreading infection, and higher death rates. Thus, it is imperative to generate culturally holistic strategies to improve HIV testing among Latina women. METHODS: We surveyed 182 Latina women in the southeastern US. We cross-tabulated demographic, social, and experiential factors of women who have taken a previous HIV test with women who have not yet been tested...
January 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935657/profile-and-reintegration-experience-of-ebola-survivors-in-guinea-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alexandre Delamou, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Jean Pe Kolie, Achille Diona Guemou, Nyankoye Yves Haba, Shannon Marquez, Beavogui Abdoul Habib, Therese Delvaux, Johan van Griensven
OBJECTIVE: To describe the experience of Guinean Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivors in Guinea, up to ten months after discharge from the Ebola treatment unit. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using a standardized semi-structured questionnaire among survivors from Conakry and Coyah districts in 2015 in Guinea. We used proportions, mean (Standard Deviation) and median (Interquartile range) to summarize the variables. The McNemar Chi square test was used to compare proportions...
December 9, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935435/improving-nursing-students-assessment-of-fall-risk-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Susan K Patton
BACKGROUND: Nationally, approximately one-third of older adults fall each year. Falls and resulting injury result in decreased mobility, functional impairment, loss of independence, and increased mortality. Utilization of evidence based protocols by health care providers to identify older adults at risk of falling is limited and rates of participation by older adults in prevention activities is low. Because of nursing's increasing role in caring for older adults, development of fall prevention education for nursing students would result in increased awareness of the need for fall prevention in community dwelling older adults and increased access of older adults to falls risk assessment...
December 9, 2016: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935350/ineligibility-criteria-and-deprivation-of-liberty-authorisations-in-the-community
#14
Richard Griffith
Richard Griffith, Senior Lecturer in Health Law at Swansea University, discusses the circumstances in which a person can be subject to a deprivation of liberty safeguards authorisation in the community.
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935321/neighborhood-economic-deprivation-and-social-fragmentation-associations-with-children-s-sleep
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Erika J Bagley, Thomas E Fuller-Rowell, Ekjyot K Saini, Lauren E Philbrook, Mona El-Sheikh
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: A growing body of work indicates that experiences of neighborhood disadvantage place children at risk for poor sleep. This study aimed to examine how both neighborhood economic deprivation (a measure of poverty) and social fragmentation (an index of instability) are associated with objective measures of the length and quality of children's sleep. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 210 children (54.3% boys) living predominantly in small towns and semirural communities in Alabama...
December 9, 2016: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935147/cycles-of-silence-first-nations-women-overcoming-social-and-historical-barriers-in-supportive-cancer-care
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Chad Hammond, Wendy Gifford, Carolyn Brooks, Ryan Hamilton, Tracy Scott, Doris Warner, Tricia Morrison, Jennifer Poudrier, Roanne Thomas
BACKGROUND: First Nations people with cancer in Canada confront several critical inequities in physical and psychosocial domains. First Nations women are at a particular disadvantage as they are disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, but how they navigate these challenges within their communities is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: Our study explores survivorship experiences of First Nations women with cancer and their caregivers. Drawing from a larger data set on survivorship, we identify several major barriers to cancer communication and support in First Nations communities...
December 9, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935019/family-caregiver-factors-associated-with-unmet-needs-for-care-of-older-adults
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Scott R Beach, Richard Schulz
OBJECTIVES: To examine caregiver factors associated with unmet needs for care of older adults. DESIGN: Population-based surveys of caregivers and older adult care recipients in the United States in 2011. SETTING: 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study and National Study of Caregiving. PARTICIPANTS: Family caregivers (n = 1,996) of community-dwelling older adults with disabilities (n = 1,366). MEASUREMENTS: Disabled care recipient reports of unmet needs for care in the past month with activities of daily living (ADLs; e...
December 9, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934941/oral-cnm-positive-streptococcus-mutans-expressing-collagen-binding-activity-is-a-risk-factor-for-cerebral-microbleeds-and-cognitive-impairment
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Isao Watanabe, Nagato Kuriyama, Fumitaro Miyatani, Ryota Nomura, Shuhei Naka, Kazuhiko Nakano, Masafumi Ihara, Komei Iwai, Daisuke Matsui, Etsuko Ozaki, Teruhide Koyama, Masaru Nishigaki, Toshiro Yamamoto, Aiko Tamura, Toshiki Mizuno, Kentaro Akazawa, Akihiro Takada, Kazuo Takeda, Kei Yamada, Masanori Nakagawa, Tokutaro Tanaka, Narisato Kanamura, Robert P Friedland, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are an important risk factor for stroke and dementia. We have shown that the collagen binding surface Cnm protein expressed on cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans is involved in the development of CMBs. However, whether the collagen binding activity of cnm-positive S. mutans is related to the nature of the CMBs or to cognitive impairment is unclear. Two-hundred seventy nine community residents (70.0 years) were examined for the presence or absence of cnm-positive S. mutans in the saliva by PCR and collagen binding activity, CMBs, and cognitive function were evaluated...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934629/the-work-environment-of-junior-doctors-their-perspectives-and-coping-strategies
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Tzong-Yang Pan, Howard S Fan, Cathy A Owen
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the associations between psychological distress in junior doctors and their work environment and how they cope with work stressors. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey designed by Health Education and Training Institute was delivered in 2014 to over 1900 junior doctors across 15 hospital networks through Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Psychological distress was evaluated using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale-10 (K10)...
December 1, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934550/healthcare-resource-allocation-decisions-affecting-uninsured-services
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Krista Lyn Harrison, Holly A Taylor
Purpose Using the example of community access programs (CAPs), the purpose of this paper is to describe resource allocation and policy decisions related to providing health services for the uninsured in the USA and the organizational values affecting these decisions. Design/methodology/approach The study used comparative case study methodology at two geographically diverse sites. Researchers collected data from program documents, meeting observations, and interviews with program stakeholders. Findings Five resource allocation or policy decisions relevant to providing healthcare services were described at each site across three categories: designing the health plan, reacting to funding changes, and revising policies...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Organization and Management
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