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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310644/challenges-and-opportunities-for-healthcare-workers-in-a-rural-district-of-chad
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Fabienne N Jaeger, Mahamat Bechir, Moumini Harouna, Daugla D Moto, Jürg Utzinger
BACKGROUND: Trained healthcare workers are an essential resource for effective health systems. However, healthcare workers' perspective on healthcare, the challenges they face to provide quality health services, and opportunities to improve motivation and providing adequate care are rarely investigated in resource-constrained settings of sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: All reachable nurses of Abou Deia, a primarily rural district in the south-eastern part of Chad, were invited to participate...
January 8, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258342/gender-differences-in-health-related-quality-of-life-at-the-time-of-a-positive-hiv-test-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-resource-poor-high-prevalence-setting-in%C3%A2-nairobi-kenya
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Mia L van der Kop, Samuel Muhula, Anik Patel, Lehana Thabane, Patricia Awiti, Lennie Kyomuhangi, Bonface Abunah, Patrick I Nagide, Kirsten Smillie, David I Ojakaa, Joshua Kimani, Anna Mia Ekström, Richard T Lester
Few studies have examined gender differences in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV disproportionately affects women. Objectives of this cross-sectional study were to determine gender differences in HRQoL at the time of a positive HIV test, and whether factors associated with HRQoL differed between men and women. Adults testing HIV-positive were recruited from two clinics located in informal settlements. HRQoL was measured with the SF-12. Multiple linear regression was used to test whether there were gender differences in physical (PCS) and mental composite summary (MCS) scores...
December 19, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228472/the-epidemiology-of-stroke-in-africa-a-systematic-review-of-existing-methods-and-new-approaches
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Mayowa Owolabi, Paul Olowoyo, Femi Popoola, Daniel Lackland, Carolyn Jenkins, Oyedunni Arulogun, Rufus Akinyemi, Odunayo Akinyemi, Onoja Akpa, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Ezinne Uvere, Issa Kehinde, Anbesaw Selassie, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Raelle Tagge, Bruce Ovbiagele
Accurate epidemiological surveillance of the burden of stroke is direly needed to facilitate the development and evaluation of effective interventions in Africa. The authors therefore conducted a systematic review of the methodology of stroke epidemiological studies conducted in Africa from 1970 to 2017 using gold standard criteria obtained from landmark epidemiological publications. Of 1330 articles extracted, only 50 articles were eligible for review grouped under incidence, prevalence, case-fatality, health-related quality of life, and disability-adjusted life-years studies...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174259/cardiac-cachexia-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Antonio Grimaldi, Annalisa De Concilio, Luca Marsero, Maxwell Odida
Cachexia is a public health challenge around the Globe but data on prevalence rates in developing countries are very scarce. In sub-Saharan Africa wasting syndrome is mainly related to malaria, HIV infections, tuberculosis and end-stage heart disease and always associated with high-mortality and dismal quality of life regardless of age, urban or rural setting. We report two different cases affected by cardiac cachexia related to end-stage heart disease. The large age gap between patients highlights the current impact of medical services in Uganda ranging from low-resource rural settings to urban areas of the capital city under epidemiologic transition...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148566/factors-that-influence-the-provision-of-intrapartum-and-postnatal-care-by-skilled-birth-attendants-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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Susan Munabi-Babigumira, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim, Harriet Nabudere
BACKGROUND: In many low- and middle-income countries women are encouraged to give birth in clinics and hospitals so that they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth attendant (SBA) is a health worker such as a midwife, doctor, or nurse who is trained to manage normal pregnancy and childbirth. (S)he is also trained to identify, manage, and refer any health problems that arise for mother and baby. The skills, attitudes and behaviour of SBAs, and the extent to which they work in an enabling working environment, impact on the quality of care provided...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020850/household-food-security-and-hiv-status-in-rural-and-urban-communities-in-the-free-state-province-south-africa
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Michélle Pienaar, Francois C van Rooyen, Corinna M Walsh
Higher socioeconomic status impacts profoundly on quality of life. Life-event stressors, such as loss of employment, marital separation/divorce, death of a spouse and food insecurity, have been found to accelerate disease progression among people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The objective of this study was to determine significant independent sociodemographic and food security factors associated with HIV status in people from rural and urban communities in the Assuring Health for All study, which was undertaken in rural Trompsburg, Philippolis and Springfontein and urban Mangaung, in the Free State Province of South Africa...
December 2017: SAHARA J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965191/physical-activity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-schoolchildren-from-disadvantaged-neighbourhoods-in-port-elizabeth-south-africa
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Marina Salvini, Stefanie Gall, Ivan Müller, Cheryl Walter, Rosa du Randt, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger, Uwe Pühse, Markus Gerber
PURPOSE: The relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQoL), physical activity (PA), and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) among disadvantaged communities in low- and middle-income countries is poorly understood. In South Africa, children from socioeconomically deprived households are at an elevated risk of sedentary lifestyles and poor HRQoL. We examined whether higher self-reported PA and higher CRF levels are associated with better HRQoL in South African schoolchildren from disadvantaged neighbourhoods...
September 30, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964756/differences-in-health-related-quality-of-life-between-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-people-in-zambia-and-south-africa-a-cross-sectional-baseline-survey-of-the-hptn-071-popart-trial
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Ranjeeta Thomas, Ronelle Burger, Abigail Harper, Sarah Kanema, Lawrence Mwenge, Nosivuyile Vanqa, Nomtha Bell-Mandla, Peter C Smith, Sian Floyd, Peter Bock, Helen Ayles, Nulda Beyers, Deborah Donnell, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Katharina Hauck
BACKGROUND: The life expectancy of HIV-positive individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) is approaching that of HIV-negative people. However, little is known about how these populations compare in terms of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We aimed to compare HRQoL between HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in Zambia and South Africa. METHODS: As part of the HPTN 071 (PopART) study, data from adults aged 18-44 years were gathered between Nov 28, 2013, and March 31, 2015, in large cross-sectional surveys of random samples of the general population in 21 communities in Zambia and South Africa...
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964755/health-related-quality-of-life-of-people-with-hiv-in-zambia-and-south-africa
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Kirsten A Donald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962552/protocol-and-baseline-data-for-a-multi-year-cohort-study-of-the-effects-of-different-mass-drug-treatment-approaches-on-functional-morbidities-from-schistosomiasis-in-four-african-countries
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Ye Shen, Charles H King, Sue Binder, Feng Zhang, Christopher C Whalen, W Evan Secor, Susan P Montgomery, Pauline N M Mwinzi, Annette Olsen, Pascal Magnussen, Safari Kinung'hi, Anna E Phillips, Rassul Nalá, Josefo Ferro, H Osvaldo Aurelio, Fiona Fleming, Amadou Garba, Amina Hamidou, Alan Fenwick, Carl H Campbell, Daniel G Colley
BACKGROUND: The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) focus is on randomized trials of different approaches to mass drug administration (MDA) in endemic countries in Africa. Because their studies provided an opportunity to evaluate the effects of mass treatment on Schistosoma-associated morbidity, nested cohort studies were developed within SCORE's intervention trials to monitor changes in a suite of schistosomiasis disease outcomes. This paper describes the process SCORE used to select markers for prospective monitoring and the baseline prevalence of these morbidities in four parallel cohort studies...
September 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915873/a-prospective-cohort-study-on-ambient-air-pollution-and-respiratory-morbidities-including-childhood-asthma-in-adolescents-from-the-western-cape-province-study-protocol
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Toyib Olaniyan, Mohamed Jeebhay, Martin Röösli, Rajen Naidoo, Roslynn Baatjies, Nino Künzil, Ming Tsai, Mark Davey, Kees de Hoogh, Dilys Berman, Bhawoodien Parker, Joy Leaner, Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie
BACKGROUND: There is evidence from existing literature that ambient air pollutant exposure in early childhood likely plays an important role in asthma exacerbation and other respiratory symptoms, with greater effect among asthmatic children. However, there is inconclusive evidence on the role of ambient air pollutant exposures in relation to increasing asthma prevalence as well as asthma induction in children. At the population level, little is known about the potential synergistic effects between pollen allergens and air pollutants since this type of association poses challenges in uncontrolled real life settings...
September 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835255/association-of-experienced-and-evaluative-well-being-with-health-in-nine-countries-with-different-income-levels-a-cross-sectional-study
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Marta Miret, Francisco Félix Caballero, Beatriz Olaya, Seppo Koskinen, Nirmala Naidoo, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Matilde Leonardi, Josep Maria Haro, Somnath Chatterji, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos
BACKGROUND: It is important to know whether the relationships between experienced and evaluative well-being and health are consistent across countries with different income levels. This would allow to confirm whether the evidence found in high income countries is the same as in low- and middle-income countries and to suggest policy recommendations that are generalisable across countries. We assessed the association of well-being with health status; analysed the differential relationship that positive affect, negative affect, and evaluative well-being have with health status; and examined whether these relationships are similar across countries...
August 23, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818582/associations-between-meeting-combinations-of-24-h-movement-guidelines-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-from-12-countries
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H Sampasa-Kanyinga, M Standage, M S Tremblay, P T Katzmarzyk, G Hu, R Kuriyan, C Maher, J Maia, T Olds, O L Sarmiento, C Tudor-Locke, J-P Chaput
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether meeting vs not meeting movement/non-movement guidelines (moderate-to-vigorous physical activity [MVPA], screen time, sleep duration), and combinations of these recommendations, are associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children from 12 countries in five major geographic regions of the world and explore whether the associations vary by study site. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, multinational cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study included 6106 children aged 9-11 years from sites in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, India, Kenya, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States...
August 14, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805174/socioeconomic-position-and-depression-in-south-african-adults-with-long-term-health-conditions-a-longitudinal-study-of-causal-pathways
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T Elwell-Sutton, N Folb, A Clark, L R Fairall, C Lund, M O Bachmann
AIMS: There is convincing evidence that lower socioeconomic position is associated with increased risk of mental disorders. However, the mechanisms involved are not well understood. This study aims to elucidate the causal pathways between socioeconomic position and depression symptoms in South African adults. Two possible causal theories are examined: social causation, which suggests that poor socioeconomic conditions cause mental ill health; and social drift, which suggests that those with poor mental health are more likely to drift into poor socioeconomic circumstances...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774191/household-decision-making-power-and-the-mental-health-and-well-being-of-women-initiating-antiretroviral-treatment-in-oromia-ethiopia
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Angela M Parcesepe, Olga Tymejczyk, Robert Remien, Tsigereda Gadisa, Sarah Gorrell Kulkarni, Susie Hoffman, Zenebe Melaku, Batya Elul, Denis Nash
Low decision-making power (DMP) has been associated with HIV seropositivity among women in sub-Saharan Africa. As treatment accessibility and life expectancy for HIV-positive individuals increase, greater attention to the mental health and well-being of HIV-positive women is needed. This study examined whether low DMP was associated with psychological distress, social support or health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among women initiating ART. The sample included 722 women aged 18 or older initiating ART during 2012-2013 at six HIV clinics in Oromia, Ethiopia...
August 3, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770641/evidence-on-the-cost-effectiveness-of-lifelong-antiretroviral-therapy-for-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-implications-for-resource-limited-countries-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Peslie G Ngambi, Aubrey C Kalungia, Michael R Law, Francis Kalemeera, IIse Truter, Brian Godman, Derick Munkombwe
The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) consolidated guideline recommends lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT). Ambiguity remains about the cost-effectiveness of this strategy in resource-limited developing countries. Areas covered: We reviewed model-based studies on the cost-effectiveness of lifelong ART (formerly Option B+) relative to previous WHO guidelines for PMTCT. Our search using PubMed, Medline and Google Scholar for articles on Option B+ resulted in the final inclusion of seven studies published between 2012 and 2016...
October 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748917/oesophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Elizabeth C Smyth, Jesper Lagergren, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Florian Lordick, Manish A Shah, Pernilla Lagergren, David Cunningham
Oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide and is therefore a major global health challenge. The two major subtypes of oesophageal cancer are oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC), which are epidemiologically and biologically distinct. OSCC accounts for 90% of all cases of oesophageal cancer globally and is highly prevalent in the East, East Africa and South America. OAC is more common in developed countries than in developing countries...
July 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716256/post-stroke-depression-in-ghana-characteristics-and-correlates
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Carolyn Jenkins, Arti Singh, Mayowa Owolabi, Akin Ojagbemi, Nathaniel Adusei, Raelle Saulson, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Poststroke depression (PSD) is prevalent and is an important determinant of functional recovery, quality of life and mortality after stroke. Scanty data on the nature of PSD among stroke survivors in sub-Saharan Africa prompted this study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and predictors of depression in a convenience sample of Ghanaian stroke survivors. METHODS: We evaluated consecutive stroke survivors encountered at a comprehensive neurology clinic in a tertiary medical center in Ghana...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716065/the-validity-of-the-sf-12-and-sf-6d-instruments-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-kenya
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Anik R Patel, Richard T Lester, Carlo A Marra, Mia L van der Kop, Paul Ritvo, Lidia Engel, Sarah Karanja, Larry D Lynd
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health state utility value (HSUV) measurements are vital components of healthcare clinical and economic evaluations. Accurate measurement of HSUV and HRQoL require validated instruments. The 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) is one of few instruments that can evaluate both HRQoL and HSUV, but its validity has not been assessed in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in east Africa, where the burden of HIV is high. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used baseline data from a randomized trial involving PLWHA in Kenya...
July 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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