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Hee-Jin Yang, Se Jeong Oh, Sung-Tae Hong
Background: In 1997 the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) instituted a program to evaluate member journals. Journals that passed the initial evaluation were indexed in the KoreaMed. Here, we report changes in measures of quality of the KAMJE member journals during the last 20 years. Methods: Quality measures used in the study comprised 3 assessment categories; self-assessment by journal editors, assessment of the journals by KAMJE reviewers, and by Korean health science librarians...
November 26, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Somayeh Esmaeilzadeh, Hasan Ashrafi-Rizi, Leila Shahrzadi, Firozeh Mostafavi
BACKGROUNDS: The characteristics and conditions of growth and development have made adolescence one of the most vital and influential ages for prevention and health promotion, especially in the area of high-risk behaviors. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to determine adolescent health information seeking behavior related to high-risk behaviors in a selected educational district in Isfahan (Iran). METHODOLOGY: The present study was of an applied type, which was conducted using the survey research method...
2018: PloS One
Terese R Gullo, Yvonne M Golightly, Rebecca J Cleveland, Jordan B Renner, Leigh F Callahan, Joanne M Jordan, Virginia B Kraus, Amanda E Nelson
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To update definitions of multiple joint osteoarthritis (MJOA), and to determine the frequency and impact of MJOA in a community-based cohort. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines and with the help of a professional research librarian, we performed a systematic review in Medline using the terms osteoarthritis, generalized, polyarticular, multiple joint, and multi-joint among others, to obtain articles related to MJOA. A total of 42 articles were included for data extraction based on multiple criteria including the requirement for a clearly stated definition of OA assessed at more than one body site...
October 9, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Emily Belita, Jennifer Yost, Janet E Squires, Rebecca Ganann, Trish Burnett, Maureen Dobbins
BACKGROUND: There are growing professional expectations for nurses to engage in and develop competence in evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) due to opportunities for improved client and community outcomes and provision of the highest quality of care. However, EIDM is underdeveloped, with low implementation rates among nurses. The use of indicators to assess EIDM performance has potential to encourage nurses' engagement in EIDM through competence recognition and support assessment of strengths and competency gaps for individual nurses and organizations...
November 3, 2018: Systematic Reviews
Ann De Meulemeester, Bérengère Schietse, Bruno Vermeeren, Elke Ghesquière, Ghislaine Declève, Heidi Buysse, Inge Discart, Katrien Alewaeters, Nancy Durieux, Renaat Peleman, Nele Pauwels
This article is part of a new series in this regular feature. The series intend to serve as a road map by sharing expertise and drawing together trends that are relevant to both health science librarians and health informatics professionals. The present article is a collaboration of six medical and health sciences libraries in Belgium and the Flemish library and archive association (VVBAD, n.d., It aims to elucidate the extended, user-tailored approach provided by medical and health sciences libraries in Belgium motivated by the recent changes in user expectations and behaviour...
December 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Niloofar Solhjoo, Nader Naghshineh, Fatima Fahimnia, Amir R Ameri-Naeini
OBJECTIVE: Veterinarians and their clients are using online information to improve pets' health. There are no comprehensive frameworks, theories and models to intervene and evaluate online health information seeking behaviour (HISB) of pet owners. The objective of this paper was to provide a comprehensive review of the literature and propose a model for evaluating and intervening pet owner's HISB. METHODS: The framework emerges from a systematic literature review and qualitative content analysis...
December 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Paul M Bakaki, Jennifer Staley, Rujia Liu, Neal Dawson, Negar Golchin, Alexis Horace, Hannah Johnson, Jennifer Waldron, Almut Winterstein, Lawrence C Kleinman, Shari D Bolen
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy can be either beneficial or harmful to children. We conducted a scoping review to examine the concept of pediatric polypharmacy: its definition, prevalence, extent and gaps in research. In this manuscript, we report our transdisciplinary scoping review methodology. METHODS: After establishing a transdisciplinary team, we iteratively developed standard operating procedures for the study's search strategy, inclusion/exclusion criteria, screening, and data extraction...
October 4, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
Michelle Gates, Sarah A Elliott, Cydney Johnson, Denise Thomson, Katrina Williams, Ricardo M Fernandes, Lisa Hartling
BACKGROUND: Consumers, clinicians, policymakers and researchers require high quality evidence to guide decision-making in child health. Though Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) are a well-established source of evidence, little is known about the characteristics of non-Cochrane child-relevant SRs. To complement published descriptions of Cochrane SRs, we aimed to characterize the epidemiologic, methodological, and reporting qualities of non-Cochrane child-relevant SRs published in 2014...
October 1, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
Katherine G Akers
At the Medical Library Association's Insight Initiative Summit 1, held March 6-7, 2018, academic and hospital librarians and publishing industry partners came together to discuss their shared role in engaging users of health sciences information in an era in which "disruptors" such as pirate websites, scientific collaboration networks, and preprint servers pose threats to traditional means of access to scholarly content. Through a mixture of keynote talks, themed panel discussions, and small-group problem-solving exercises, the summit program raised important questions, sparked conversation, and provided insight into the need for both libraries and publishing organizations to improve their user experience, lower their barriers to access, and offer value to users that cannot be provided by competitors, including helping authors and students become informed, responsible advocates for and consumers of scholarly publications...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Wichor M Bramer, Gerdien B de Jonge, Melissa L Rethlefsen, Frans Mast, Jos Kleijnen
Creating search strategies for systematic reviews, finding the best balance between sensitivity and specificity, and translating search strategies between databases is challenging. Several methods describe standards for systematic search strategies, but a consistent approach for creating an exhaustive search strategy has not yet been fully described in enough detail to be fully replicable. The authors have established a method that describes step by step the process of developing a systematic search strategy as needed in the systematic review...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Betsy L Humphreys
Boundary spanning is a core activity for health sciences librarians. To be effective, librarians must bridge internal silos and reach across borders to partner with other disciplines, groups, and organizations. Common sense strategies and practical implementation steps can help librarians to earn a reputation as a trustworthy and effective partner.
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Stephanie Clare Roth
To meet the current needs of researchers who perform systematic reviews in health care settings, libraries need to provide high-quality educational services for researchers as part of their systematic review services. A team of librarians with diverse skills is also important for ensuring the growth and sustainability of systematic review services. This commentary describes a new team-based systematic review service model that can transform systematic review services by providing a pathway for librarians to offer a comprehensive educational service for systematic review research in a variety of health sciences library settings...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Kathryn Vela
Academic libraries often make use of social networks like Facebook and Twitter to connect with their student users. While the Spokane Academic Library at Washington State University also employs this outreach strategy, the health sciences librarian was able to use a new type of social network called Slack to communicate more directly with the inaugural class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. As a digital workspace for communication and collaboration, Slack provided the medical librarian with an effective medium through which to post library announcements and updates, as well as have individual conversations with students about library-related questions and concerns...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J Swartzlander, Marilyn R Gugliucci
Objective: The project adopted technology that teaches medical and other health professions students to be empathetic with older adults, through virtual reality (VR) software that allows them to simulate being a patient with age-related diseases, and to familiarize medical students with information resources related to the health of older adults. Methods: The project uses an application that creates immersive VR experiences for training of the workforce for aging services...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Devica R Samsundar, Carrie Figueredo
Librarians at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) launched the first peer-reviewed journal from BHSF, Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal (NHSRJ). This article discusses how it was developed, the role of the librarians, and future goals of the journal.
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Jill Barr-Walker, Iesha Nevels
Background: Hospital libraries must often demonstrate value to users who are not aware of their services. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Library aimed to increase patient and staff awareness using innovative outreach methods through our involvement in a Summerfest health fair and a National Medical Librarians Month event. Case Presentation: At 2 hospital events, ZSFG Library staff and volunteers used a game show-style approach involving active learning to teach attendees about library resources and services...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Jinxuan Ma, Lynne Stahl, Erica Knotts
Objective: This scoping review identified the emerging and evolving roles of health information professionals (HIPs) in a range of tasks and settings, as they adapt to varied user needs, while keeping up with changing medical landscapes to provide evidence-based information support in grand rounds and scholarly research. The review aims to inform library school students about expected entry-level job qualifications and faculty about adaptable changes to specialized HIP curricula. Methods: The authors examined 268 peer-reviewed journal articles that concentrated on evolving HIP roles, professional settings, and contexts by retrieving results from several multidisciplinary databases...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Katherine G Akers, Molly Higgins, Jennifer A DeVito, Sally Stieglitz, Robert Tolliver, Clara Y Tran
A recent study by Higgins and colleagues reports that the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) had the highest percentage of articles with both librarian and faculty coauthors out of 13 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering, and medicine librarianship and education between 2005 and 2014. A deeper and updated analysis of JMLA research articles and case studies published between 2008 and 2017 revealed that 29% of articles had both librarian and faculty coauthors. The main topics of librarian-faculty collaboration, as described in these articles, were related to patient and consumer health information and clinical information-seeking and decision-making by health care providers...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Shannon D Jones
When I think of Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, three words come to mind: Bold, Brave, Brilliant. In every action that Beverly has undertaken as a health sciences librarian, she has demonstrated an innate ability to just "Be." Being bold, brave, and brilliant is just what she will need to be as the Medical Library Association's first African-American president since the association's founding in 1898.
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Brigitte Wirth, Tobias Potthoff, Sandra Rosser, Barry Kim Humphreys, Eling D de Bruin
Background: Besides low back pain (LBP), also neck pain (NP) and mid back pain (MBP) are common health issues in adolescence. Psychological factors are regarded as main risk factors for spinal pain in adolescence, but recent studies suggest that the importance of physical factors might be underestimated. The purpose of this study was to summarize the results of studies on physical risk factors for adolescent NP and MBP. Methods: Cross-sectional and prospective English studies on NP and MBP in adolescents aged 10 to 18 were searched by a professional librarian in Medline (OvidSP), Premedline (PubMed), EMBASE, Cochrane, CINAHL, PEDro and PsycINFO up to October 2016...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
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