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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438146/correlates-associated-with-participation-in-physical-activity-among-adults-a-systematic-review-of-reviews-and-update
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Jaesung Choi, Miyoung Lee, Jong-Koo Lee, Daehee Kang, Ji-Yeob Choi
BACKGROUND: Understanding which factors influence participation in physical activity is important to improve the public health. The aim of the present review of reviews was to summarize and present updated evidence on personal and environmental factors associated with physical activity. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for reviews published up to 31 Jan. 2017 reporting on potential factors of physical activity in adults aged over 18 years. The quality of each review was appraised with the Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) checklist...
April 24, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436583/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429924/dietary-choice-and-health-behaviors-in-eastern-chinese-women-a-descriptive-population-based-survey-and-review-of-public-health-data
#3
Feng Wang, Fei Wang, Lixiang Yu, Zhigang Yu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urbanization in China has increased the prevalence of high-fat and low-fiber diets, and of adverse health behaviors associated with an increased risk of diet-related, non-communicable diseases (DR-NCDs) in eastern Chinese women. This study aimed to characterize the dietary intake and health behaviors in eastern Chinese women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data of 122,058 women aged 25 to 70 who completed a multi-staged, stratified, cluster sampling epidemiological survey in eastern China in 2008, including self-report of diet and lifestyle information (sleep, physical activity, work, etc...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412166/palliative-care-development-in-european-care-homes-and-nursing-homes-application-of-a-typology-of-implementation
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Katherine Froggatt, Sheila Payne, Hazel Morbey, Michaela Edwards, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Giovanni Gambassi, H Roeline Pasman, Katarzyna Szczerbińska, Lieve Van den Block
BACKGROUND: The provision of institutional long-term care for older people varies across Europe reflecting different models of health care delivery. Care for dying residents requires integration of palliative care into current care work, but little is known internationally of the different ways in which palliative care is being implemented in the care home setting. OBJECTIVES: To identify and classify, using a new typology, the variety of different strategic, operational, and organizational activities related to palliative care implementation in care homes across Europe...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411964/understanding-what-matters-an-exploratory-study-to-investigate-the-views-of-the-general-public-for-priority-setting-criteria-in-health-care
#5
Julie Ratcliffe, Emily Lancsar, Ruth Walker, Yuanyuan Gu
Health care policy makers internationally are increasingly expressing commitment to consultation with, and incorporation of, the views of the general public into the formulation of health policy and the process of setting health care priorities. In practice, however, there are relatively few opportunities for the general public to be involved in health care decision-making. In making resource allocation decisions, funders, tasked with managing scarce health care resources, are often faced with difficult decisions in balancing efficiency with equity considerations...
March 16, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410168/assessment-of-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-using-a-publicly-available-physical-activity-mobile-application
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Patrycja Puszkiewicz, Anna L Roberts, Lee Smith, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher
BACKGROUND: Regular participation in physical activity (PA) is associated with improved physical and psychosocial outcomes in cancer survivors. However, PA levels are low during and after cancer treatment. Interventions to promote PA in this population are needed. PA mobile apps are popular and have potential to increase PA participation, but little is known about how appropriate or relevant they are for cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) assess recruitment, study uptake, and engagement for a publicly available PA mobile app (GAINFitness) intervention in cancer survivors; (2) assess cancer survivors' attitudes towards the app; (3) understand how the app could be adapted to better meet the needs of cancer survivors; and (4) to determine the potential for change in PA participation and psychosocial outcomes over a 6-week period of using the app...
May 31, 2016: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404612/systematic-approach-to-evaluating-and-confirming-the-utility-of-a-suite-of-national-health-system-performance-hsp-indicators-in-canada-a-modified-delphi-study
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Omid Fekri, Kira Leeb, Yana Gurevich
OBJECTIVES: Evaluating an existing suite of health system performance (HSP) indicators for continued reporting using a systematic criteria-based assessment and national consensus conference. DESIGN: Modified Delphi approach with technical and leadership groups, an online survey of stakeholders and convening a national consensus conference. SETTING: A national health information steward, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)...
April 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404486/adherence-to-and-effects-on-physical-function-parameters-of-a-community-based-standardised-exercise-programme-for-overweight-or-obese-patients-carried-out-by-local-sports-clubs
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C Lackinger, J Wilfinger, J Mayerhofer, A Strehn, D Dick, T E Dorner
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the adherence to a sports-club-based standardised real-life exercise programme for overweight or obese patients. The effects on physical function parameters, anthropometry and quality of life were also assessed. STUDY DESIGN: Within this prospective cohort study data from patients in Austrian sports-club-based programmes were analysed. METHODS: Sports-club-based programmes were held twice a week and carried out by local trainers...
March 25, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399587/-are-interventions-promoting-physical-activity-cost-effective-a-systematic-review-of-reviews
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Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Ionut Burlacu, Valentin Schätzlein, Marc Suhrcke
On the basis of international published reviews, this systematic review aims to determine the health economic benefits of interventions promoting physical activity.This review of reviews is based on a systematic literature research in 10 databases (e. g. PubMed, Scopus, SPORTDiscus) supplemented by hand searches from January 2000 to October 2015. Publications were considered in the English or German language only. Results of identified reviews were derived.In total, 18 reviews were identified that could be attributed to interventions promoting physical activity (2 reviews focusing on population-based physical activity interventions, 10 reviews on individual-based and 6 reviews on both population-based and individual-based physical activity interventions)...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397874/proton-pump-inhibitor-use-and-the-risk-of-first-time-ischemic-stroke-in-the-general-population-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yen-Feng Wang, Yung-Tai Chen, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Jaw-Ching Wu, Shuu-Jiun Wang
OBJECTIVES: An increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events was reported for concomitant use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients taking antiplatelet agents. The present study aimed at determining whether PPI use alone could be associated with first-time ischemic stroke. METHODS: This was a retrospective nationwide study using database from Taiwan National Health Insurance and involved subjects aged ≥20 years. In propensity score-matched analysis, patients with current PPI use were compared with propensity score-matched PPI non-use controls at a 1:1 ratio...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397511/enhanced-diagnosis-of-rabies-and-molecular-evidence-for-the-transboundary-spread-of-the-disease-in-mozambique
#11
Andre Coetzer, Iolanda Anahory, Paula T Dias, Claude T Sabeta, Terence P Scott, Wanda Markotter, Louis H Nel
Rabies is a neglected zoonotic disease with veterinary and public health significance, particularly in Africa and Asia. The current knowledge of the epidemiology of rabies in Mozambique is limited because of inadequate sample submission, constrained diagnostic capabilities and a lack of molecular epidemiological research. We wanted to consider the direct, rapid immunohistochemical test (DRIT) as an alternative to the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) for rabies diagnosis at the diagnostic laboratory of the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), Directorate of Animal Science, Maputo, Mozambique...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395588/health-promotion-in-medical-education-lessons-from-a-major-undergraduate-curriculum-implementation
#12
Ann Wylie, Kathleen Leedham-Green
Despite the economic, environmental and patient-related imperatives to prepare medical students to become health promoting doctors, health promotion remains relatively deprioritised in medical curricula. This paper uses an in-depth case study of a health promotion curriculum implementation at a large UK medical school to provide insights into the experiences of teachers and learners across a range of topics, pedagogies, and teaching & assessment modalities. Topics included smoking cessation, behavioural change approaches to obesity, exercise prescribing, social prescribing, maternal and child health, public and global health; with pedagogies ranging from e-learning to practice-based project work...
April 10, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395055/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-blended-learning-course-on-tuberculosis-for-front-line-health-care-professionals
#13
Tsegahun Manyazewal, Francesco Marinucci, Getachew Belay, Abraham Tesfaye, Amha Kebede, Yewondwossen Tadesse, Susan Lehman, Zelalem Temesgen
Objectives: To implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a 10-module blended learning course on tuberculosis diagnosis for Ethiopian health care professionals. Methods: This implementation science research was conducted within the routine in-service training for health care professionals in Ethiopia. A combined web-based and face-to-face acid-fast bacilli microscopy course was designed and its applicability studied after 6 weeks of enrollment of 108 medical laboratory professionals...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389056/effects-of-adipokines-and-obesity-on-uterine-contractility
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REVIEW
Henri Azaïs, Audrey Leroy, Louise Ghesquiere, Philippe Deruelle, Sandy Hanssens
Obesity is a major public health problem. The prevalence of obesity has significantly increased in developed countries, particularly in France with an overall increase of 76% over the last 15 years. In pregnant women, obesity is associated with alterations in the quality of labor, such as delayed onset of labor, a higher rate of prolonged pregnancies, prolonged labor, and higher oxytocin requirements. There is also an increased prevalence of Cesarean sections, particularly during the active phase of labor, and perinatal complications (postpartum hemorrhage)...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385173/novel-augmentation-strategies-in-major-depression
#15
Klaus Martiny
Hypothesis The hypotheses of all the four included studies share the common idea that it is possible to augment the effect of antidepressant drug treatment by applying different interventions and with each intervention attain a clinically meaningful better effect compared to a control condition, and with minor side effects, thus improving the short- and medium-term outcome in major depression. Procedures Study design The basic study design has been the double blind randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the light therapy study, all patients were treated with sertraline for the whole of the study duration...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381272/a-higher-effort-based-paradigm-in-physical-activity-and-exercise-for-public-health-making-the-case-for-a-greater-emphasis-on-resistance-training
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James Steele, James Fisher, Martin Skivington, Chris Dunn, Josh Arnold, Garry Tew, Alan M Batterham, David Nunan, Jamie M O'Driscoll, Steven Mann, Chris Beedie, Simon Jobson, Dave Smith, Andrew Vigotsky, Stuart Phillips, Paul Estabrooks, Richard Winett
It is well known that physical activity and exercise is associated with a lower risk of a range of morbidities and all-cause mortality. Further, it appears that risk reductions are greater when physical activity and/or exercise is performed at a higher intensity of effort. Why this may be the case is perhaps explained by the accumulating evidence linking physical fitness and performance outcomes (e.g. cardiorespiratory fitness, strength, and muscle mass) also to morbidity and mortality risk. Current guidelines about the performance of moderate/vigorous physical activity using aerobic exercise modes focuses upon the accumulation of a minimum volume of physical activity and/or exercise, and have thus far produced disappointing outcomes...
April 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373250/standards-for-reporting-implementation-studies-stari-explanation-and-elaboration-document
#17
Hilary Pinnock, Melanie Barwick, Christopher R Carpenter, Sandra Eldridge, Gonzalo Grandes, Chris J Griffiths, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Paul Meissner, Elizabeth Murray, Anita Patel, Aziz Sheikh, Stephanie J C Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Implementation studies are often poorly reported and indexed, reducing their potential to inform the provision of healthcare services. The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) initiative aims to develop guidelines for transparent and accurate reporting of implementation studies. METHODS: An international working group developed the StaRI guideline informed by a systematic literature review and e-Delphi prioritisation exercise. Following a face-to-face meeting, the checklist was developed iteratively by email discussion and critical review by international experts...
April 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371936/efficacy-of-task-specific-training-on-physical-activity-levels-of-people-with-stroke-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Júlia Caetano Martins, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sylvie Nadeau, Aline Alvim Scianni, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria
Background: The majority of people after stroke demonstrate mobility limitations, which may reduce their physical activity levels. Task-specific training has shown to be an effective intervention to improve mobility in individuals with stroke, however, little is known about the impact of this intervention on levels of physical activity. Objectives: The main objective will be to investigate the efficacy of a task-specific training, focused on both upper and lower limbs, in improving physical activity levels and mobility in individuals with stroke...
March 23, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371935/self-rated-health-literacy-is-associated-with-exercise-frequency-among-adults-aged-50-in-ireland
#19
S Gibney, G Doyle
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-rated health literacy and self-reported exercise frequency among people aged 50+ in Ireland. Data were from the European Health Literacy Survey (2011) a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of adults aged 15+ from eight countries. Health literacy was measured using composite indices (0-50, low to high) in three domains: healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion. Participants reported how often they exercised for 30 min or longer in the month prior to survey...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369486/redefining-public-health-leadership-in-the-sustainable-development-goal-era
#20
K Srinath Reddy, Manu Raj Mathur, Sagri Negi, Bhargav Krishna
Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by member states of the United Nations (UN) has set a new agenda for public health action at national and global levels. The changed context calls for a reframing of what constitutes effective leadership in public health, through a construct that reflects the interdependence of leadership at multiple levels across the health system and its partners in other sectors. This is especially important in the context of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) that are facing complex demographic and epidemiological transitions...
March 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
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