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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430796/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-tuberculosis-and-diabetes-mellitus-comorbidity-a-systematic-review
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Mahteme Haile Workneh, Gunnar Aksel Bjune, Solomon Abebe Yimer
INTRODUCTION: The dual burden of tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) has become a major global public health concern. There is mounting evidence from different countries on the burden of TB and DM comorbidity. The objective of this systematic review was to summarize the existing evidence on prevalence and associated/risk factors of TBDM comorbidity at global and regional levels. METHODS: Ovid Medline, Embase, Global health, Cochrane library, Web of science and Scopus Elsevier databases were searched to identify eligible articles for the systematic review...
2017: PloS One
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
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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/28429915/adolescent-women-as-a-key-target-population-for-community-nutrition-education-programs-in-indonesia
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Amy Savage, Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Anthony Worsley
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adolescence is a critical life-stage that sets the foundation for health in adulthood. Adolescent women are a unique population and should be targeted as such for nutrition promotion activities. Using Indonesia as a case study, this qualitative study aimed to identify existing nutrition promotion programs aimed at adolescent girls, how best to target this population and effective recommendations to inform nutrition education program design for this important group...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429642/selected-weight-management-interventions-for-military-populations-in-the-united-states-a-narrative-report
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Jessica Murray, Basil H Aboul-Enein, Joshua Bernstein, Joanna Kruk
Overweight and obesity continues to be a significant public health burden in the US and particularly among military personnel. Although the US Department of Defense mandates standardized physical activity requirements for military members, incidence and prevalence of overweight and obesity among military personnel continue to increase. Each military department controls their own interventional strategies for physical fitness and weight control. However, unique challenges such as geographic transients, lack of central standardization and empirical efficacy data across military departments, and chronic stress associated with military service adversely affect program outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428170/who-uses-mobile-phone-health-apps-and-does-use-matter-a-secondary-data-analytics-approach
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Jennifer K Carroll, Anne Moorhead, Raymond Bond, William G LeBlanc, Robert J Petrella, Kevin Fiscella
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone use and the adoption of healthy lifestyle software apps ("health apps") are rapidly proliferating. There is limited information on the users of health apps in terms of their social demographic and health characteristics, intentions to change, and actual health behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of our study were to (1) to describe the sociodemographic characteristics associated with health app use in a recent US nationally representative sample; (2) to assess the attitudinal and behavioral predictors of the use of health apps for health promotion; and (3) to examine the association between the use of health-related apps and meeting the recommended guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427839/the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-older-adults-in-ecuador-results-of-the-sabe-survey
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Carlos H Orces, Enrique Lopez Gavilanez
AIMS: To describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among older adults in Ecuador. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between metabolic syndrome and its components and insulin resistance among non-diabetic participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Survey of Health, Wellbeing, and Aging survey was used to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to demographic, behavioral, and health characteristics of the participants...
April 11, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417426/telehealth-delivery-of-the-diabetes-prevention-program-to-rural-communities
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Liane M Vadheim, Katherine Patch, Sarah M Brokaw, Dorota Carpenedo, Marcene K Butcher, Steven D Helgerson, Todd S Harwell
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State and Local Health Departments, and other organizations in the USA are working to increase population access to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention. Delivering the DPP through telehealth videoconference may increase access to this intervention, particularly in rural communities. The purpose of this study was to compare participation, monitoring of diet and physical activity, and weight loss in participants receiving the intervention on-site and those participating virtually through telehealth...
April 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414882/the-effect-of-a-faith-community-nurse-network-and-public-health-collaboration-on-hypertension-prevention-and-control
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Jennifer Cooper, Wendy Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: As part of the Association of State and Territorial Health Official's Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative in 2014 and 2015, Washington County, Maryland formed a collaboration between the local health department, health system and faith community nurse network to address the undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension in the county. OBJECTIVES: Data were analyzed to determine the effect of a faith community nursing intervention of teaching blood pressure self-monitoring and coaching blood pressure and lifestyle changes in the at-risk and hypertensive population...
April 17, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414326/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-obesity-insights-for-translational-applications
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Kenichi Matsushita, Victor J Dzau
Obesity is now a major public health problem worldwide. Lifestyle modification to reduce the characteristic excess body adiposity is important in the treatment of obesity, but effective therapeutic intervention is still needed to control what has become an obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, many anti-obesity drugs have been withdrawn from market due to adverse side effects. Bariatric surgery therefore remains the most effective therapy for severe cases, although such surgery is invasive and researchers continue to seek new control strategies for obesity...
April 17, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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/28408362/ehealth-search-patterns-a-comparison-of-private-and-public-health-care-markets-using-online-panel-data
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Janina Anne Schneider, Christopher Patrick Holland
BACKGROUND: Patient and consumer access to eHealth information is of crucial importance because of its role in patient-centered medicine and to improve knowledge about general aspects of health and medical topics. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to analyze and compare eHealth search patterns in a private (United States) and a public (United Kingdom) health care market. METHODS: A new taxonomy of eHealth websites is proposed to organize the largest eHealth websites...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404478/factors-affecting-participation-decision-and-amount-of-physical-activity-among-urban-dwellers-in-malaysia
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Y K Cheah, M Azahadi, S N Phang, N Hazilah
OBJECTIVES: The rapid rise in the prevalence of physical inactivity-related diseases has become a serious public health issue worldwide. The objective of the present study is to examine the factors affecting participation in physical activity among urban dwellers in Malaysia. STUDY DESIGN: This cross-sectional study measures physical activity using a rigorous regression model. METHODS: Data are obtained from the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011 (NHMS 2011)...
February 8, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403151/physical-activity-on-prescription-pap-in-patients-with-metabolic-risk-factors-a-6-month-follow-up-study-in-primary-health-care
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Stefan Lundqvist, Mats Börjesson, Maria E H Larsson, Lars Hagberg, Åsa Cider
There is strong evidence that inadequate physical activity (PA) leads to an increased risk of lifestyle-related diseases and premature mortality. Physical activity on prescription (PAP) is a method to increase the level of PA of patients in primary care, but needs further evaluation. The aim of this observational study was to explore the association between PAP-treatment and the PA level of patients with metabolic risk factors and the relationship between changes in the PA level and health outcomes at the 6 month follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398074/what-do-we-know-about-the-health-of-spanish-roma-people-and-what-has-been-done-to-improve-it-a-scoping-review
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Ana Fernández-Feito, Raúl Pesquera-Cabezas, Carmen González-Cobo, M Dolores Prieto-Salceda
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to review the published literature on the health of the Roma population in Spain, particularly that which describes health interventions and outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review of published articles/reports on Roma population health was carried out in Spain for publications between 2002 and 2014. Articles in Spanish or English were identified from Pubmed, Scopus, Science Direct, Web of Science, Scielo, IBECS, MEDES, Dialnet, Index Foundation, a database of theses and Google Scholar...
April 11, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396854/a-hepatitis-c-educational-needs-assessment-of-canadian-healthcare-providers
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Reza Naghdi, Karen Seto, Carolyn Klassen, Didi Emokpare, Brian Conway, Melissa Kelley, Eric Yoshida, Hemant A Shah
Background and Aim. Despite advances in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC), it remains a major public health problem in Canada and globally. The knowledge of healthcare providers (HCPs) is critical to improve the care of CHC in Canada. To assess the current knowledge and educational needs of healthcare providers (HCPs) in the area of CHC management a national online survey was conducted. Method. An interprofessional steering committee designed a 29-question survey distributed through various direct and electronic routes...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396557/finding-sexual-partners-online-prevalence-and-associations-with-sexual-behaviour-sti-diagnoses-and-other-sexual-health-outcomes-in-the-british-population
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Melissa Cabecinha, Catherine H Mercer, Kirsten Gravningen, Catherine Aicken, Kyle G Jones, Clare Tanton, Kaye Wellings, Pam Sonnenberg, Nigel Field
OBJECTIVES: Online venues might facilitate sexual encounters, but the extent to which finding partners online is associated with sexual risk behaviour and sexual health outcomes is unclear. We describe use of the internet to find sexual partners in a representative sample in Britain. METHODS: The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) was a cross-sectional probability survey of 15 162 adults (aged 16-74 years) undertaken 2010-2012...
April 10, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388271/physical-activity-sedentary-behaviour-and-the-risk-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-school-aged-children
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Eimear Keane, Xia Li, Janas M Harrington, Anthony P Fitzgerald, Ivan J Perry, Patricia M Kearney
PURPOSE: Globally, public health policies are targeting modifiable lifestyle behaviours. We explore the independent association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behaviour on the risk of childhood overweight/obesity. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey of children aged 8-11 years (N=826). Objective body mass index was used to classify children as normal weight or overweight/obese. Children wore wrist-worn Geneactiv accelerometers for 7-days and thresholds were applied to categorise MVPA and sedentary time...
April 7, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381223/prevalence-perception-and-factors-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-among-the-adult-population-in-central-vietnam-a-population-based-cross-sectional-seroepidemiological-survey
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Masami Miyakawa, Takayuki Shimizu, Nguyen Van Dat, Phung Thanh, Pham Thi Phuong Thuy, Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, Nguyen Huu Chau, Yumi Matsushita, Hiroshi Kajio, Vien Quang Mai, Masahiko Hachiya
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has rapidly become a major public health concern in Vietnam. Although the prevalence of DM has been studied in northern and southern Vietnam, little data are available for the central region. Therefore, the aims of this survey were to estimate the prevalence of DM and to identify the perception of and factors associated with DM among the adult population in central Vietnam. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, population-based survey in Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam in December 2014 using three-stage cluster sampling and probability proportional to size sampling in line with the World Health Organization STEPwise approach...
April 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379828/retirement-and-healthy-lifestyle-a-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes-data-report
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Dana E King, Jun Xiang
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the rates of healthy lifestyle adherence among retired late-middle-aged adults with rates among those who are still working. METHODS: A national cross-sectional study using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES). The main outcome was the proportion of retires versus nonretirees who were adherent to ideal or intermediate goals of the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7, cardiovascular factors including physical activity, healthy diet, healthy weight, smoking status, total cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377560/recent-advances-in-the-pathophysiology-of-arterial-hypertension-potential-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Dagmara Hering, Andrzej Trzebski, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Hypertension remains a major and growing public health problem associated with the greatest global rate of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although numerous factors contribute to poor control of blood pressure (BP) and to pseudoresistance (eg, unawareness, lifestyle habits, nonadherence to medication, insufficient treatment, drug‑induced hypertension, undiagnosed secondary causes), true resistant hypertension (RH) is reported in 10.1% of patients treated for elevated BP. While the mechanisms underlying RH remain complex and not entirely understood, sympathetic activation involved in the pathophysiology of hypertension, disease progression, and adverse complications is further augmented in patients with drug‑resistant hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
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