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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356390/adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-aids-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jessica de Mattos Costa, Thiago Silva Torres, Lara Esteves Coelho, Paula Mendes Luz
INTRODUCTION: Optimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy is closely related with suppression of the HIV viral load in plasma, slowing disease progression and decreasing HIV transmission rates. Despite its importance, the estimated proportion of people living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean with optimal adherence has not yet been reported in a meta-analysis. Moreover, little is known of the factors leading to poor adherence which may be setting-specific. We present a pooled estimate of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) of people living with HIV in Latin America and Caribbean, report the methods used to measure adherence and describe the factors associated with poor adherence among the selected studies...
January 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355336/decreases-in-psychological-well-being-among-american-adolescents-after-2012-and-links-to-screen-time-during-the-rise-of-smartphone-technology
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Jean M Twenge, Gabrielle N Martin, W Keith Campbell
In nationally representative yearly surveys of United States 8th, 10th, and 12th graders 1991-2016 (N = 1.1 million), psychological well-being (measured by self-esteem, life satisfaction, and happiness) suddenly decreased after 2012. Adolescents who spent more time on electronic communication and screens (e.g., social media, the Internet, texting, gaming) and less time on nonscreen activities (e.g., in-person social interaction, sports/exercise, homework, attending religious services) had lower psychological well-being...
January 22, 2018: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355118/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-a-prospective-investigation-examining-individual-factors-impacting-employment-status-among-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-ms
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Lauren B Strober, Nancy Chiaravalloti, John DeLuca
BACKGROUND: Rates of unemployment among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) are as high as 80%. While several factors for such high rates of unemployment have been identified, they do not account for the majority of the variance. OBJECTIVE: This study examines person-specific factors such as personality and coping, which may better account for individuals leaving the workforce. METHOD: Forty individuals with MS (20 considering reducing work hours or leaving the workforce and 20 remaining employed) were matched on age, gender, education, disease duration, and disease course, and administered a comprehensive survey of factors purported to be related to employment status...
January 19, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353765/correlates-of-sedentary-behaviour-among-adults-with-hazardous-drinking-habits-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, Mats Hallgren, Andreas Lundin, Joseph Firth, Ai Koyanagi
Sedentary behaviour is associated with poor mental health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, all of which are a concern among hazardous drinkers. Little is known about sedentary behaviour and it's correlates in hazardous drinkers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. We investigated correlates of sedentary behaviour among community-dwelling adults aged ≥18 years with hazardous drinking patterns in six low- and middle-income countries. Cross-sectional data were analyzed from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health...
January 12, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353690/a-quantitative-longitudinal-study-to-explore-factors-which-influence-maternal-self-efficacy-among-chinese-primiparous-women-during-the-initial-postpartum-period
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Xujuan Zheng, Jane Morrell, Kim Watts
BACKGROUND: parenting during infancy is highly problematic for Chinese primiparous women. As an important determinant of good parenting, maternal self-efficacy (MSE) should be paid more attention by researchers. At present, the limitations of previous research about MSE during infancy are that the factors which influence MSE remained poorly explored, there were few studies with Chinese women, and the studies did not consider the effect of different cultures. OBJECTIVES: to explore factors which influence MSE in primiparous women in China in the first three months postnatally...
December 25, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351751/social-determinants-of-male-health-a-case-study-of-leeds-uk
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Alan White, Amanda Seims, Ian Cameron, Tim Taylor
BACKGROUND: The social determinants of health have a disproportionate impact on mortality in men. A study into the state of health of the male population in Leeds was undertaken to guide public health commissioning decisions. This paper reports on the data relating to the social lives of men. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken, comprising descriptive analysis of data relating to educational attainment, housing, employment (including benefit claimants), marital status and relationships...
January 19, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351193/restricted-social-engagement-among-adults-living-with-chronic-conditions
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Kayla P Meek, Caroline D Bergeron, Samuel D Towne, SangNam Ahn, Marcia G Ory, Matthew Lee Smith
Background: Social engagement is key to health and quality of life. Little is known about social engagement patterns of middle-aged and older adults who live with one or more chronic illnesses. This study investigated social engagement restrictions among middle-aged and older adults with chronic conditions and factors associated with these restrictions. Methods: Cross-sectional representative data from the National Council on Aging Chronic Care Survey were examined for relationships between social engagement restrictions and chronic conditions, health status, support, quality of life implications, self-care barriers, caregiving, and demographics...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349254/prevalence-of-psychological-distress-and-its-association-with-socio-demographic-and-hiv-risk-factors-in-south-africa-findings-of-the-2012-hiv-prevalence-incidence-and-behaviour-survey
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J C Mthembu, M L H Mabaso, G Khan, L C Simbayi
Background: In South Africa, there are limited nationally representative data on the prevalence and factors associated with psychological distress. This study used a 2012 nationally representative population-based household survey to investigate factors associated with psychological distress in South Africa. Methods: The survey is based on a multistage stratified cross-sectional design. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were fitted to identify factors associated with psychological distress...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349242/the-negative-effects-on-mental-health-of-being-in-a-non-desired-occupation-in-an-increasingly-precarious-labour-market
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Catarina Canivet, Gunnar Aronsson, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel, Constanze Leineweber, Mahnaz Moghaddassi, Johanna Stengård, Hugo Westerlund, Per-Olof Östergren
Precarious employment has been associated with poor mental health. Moreover, increasing labour market precariousness may cause individuals to feel 'locked-in', in non-desired workplaces or occupations, out of fear of not finding a new employment. This could be experienced as a 'loss of control', with similar negative health consequences. It is plausible that the extent to which being in a non-desired occupation (NDO) or being in precarious employment (PE) has a negative impact on mental health differs according to age group...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349224/a-couple-level-analysis-of-participation-in-physical-activity-during-unemployment
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Margaret Gough
There is a well-documented negative correlation between unemployment and health. Yet, little research has examined how unemployment relates to participation in physical activity, and few researchers have considered how an individual's unemployment may affect the health of their spouse or partner. The purpose of this study is to answer three questions: 1. Is one's own unemployment associated with changes in physical activity participation? 2. Is one's partner's unemployment associated with changes in physical activity participation? 3...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349207/gender-career-divide-and-women-s-disadvantage-in-depressive-symptoms-and-physical-limitations-in-france
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Emmanuelle Cambois, Clémentine Garrouste, Ariane Pailhé
This study investigated the relationship between women's disadvantage in mental health and physical functioning and gender differences in career backgrounds. Sexual division of labor persists and key career characteristics are overrepresented in women: low-skilled first job, downward occupational trajectory, interruptions. These interrelated characteristics are usually linked to poor health. Their overrepresentation in women may be related to the female-male health gap; however, it may not if overrepresentation transposed into substantially weaker associations with poor health outcomes...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348378/analysis-of-diabetes-mellitus-determinants-in-indonesia-a-study-from-the-indonesian-basic-health-research-2013
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Haerawati Idris, Hamzah Hasyim, Feranita Utama
BACKGROUND: diabetes mellitus is a silent-killer. Its prevalence and impact on health expenses increase from year to year. This study aims to investigate the characteristics and the risk factors that affect  diabetes mellitus in Indonesia. METHODS: this is a cross sectional study. Data were obtained from the Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) in 2013. The samples were individuals aged ≥15 years, whose fasting blood glucose and 2 hours blood glucose after the imposition have been measured...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348264/employment-among-patients-starting-dialysis-in-the-united-states
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Kevin F Erickson, Bo Zhao, Vivian Ho, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with ESRD face significant challenges to remaining employed. It is unknown when in the course of kidney disease patients stop working. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We examined employment trends over time among patients ages 18-54 years old who initiated dialysis in the United States between 1996 and 2013 from a national ESRD registry. We compared unadjusted trends in employment at the start of dialysis and 6 months before ESRD and used linear probability models to estimate changes in employment over time after adjusting for patient characteristics and local unemployment rates in the general population...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346067/the-association-between-child-maltreatment-and-adult-poverty-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-research
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Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Claire McCartan, Jennifer Hanratty, Paul Bywaters, Will Mason, Nicole Steils
Child maltreatment is a global problem affecting millions of children and is associated with an array of cumulative negative outcomes later in life, including unemployment and financial difficulties. Although establishing child maltreatment as a causal mechanism for adult economic outcomes is fraught with difficulty, understanding the relationship between the two is essential to reducing such inequality. This paper presents findings from a systematic review of longitudinal research examining experiences of child maltreatment and economic outcomes in adulthood...
January 12, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345520/correlates-of-physical-activity-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-with-hazardous-drinking-habits-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, Mats Hallgren, Andreas Lundin, James Mugisha, Ai Koyanagi
We investigated physical activity (PA) correlates among middle-aged and older adults (aged ≥50 years) with hazardous drinking patterns in six low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). Cross-sectional data were analyzed from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Hazardous drinking was defined as consuming >7 (females) or >14 (males) standard drinks per week. Participants were dichotomized into low (i.e. not meeting 150 minutes of moderate PA / week) and moderate-to-high physically active groups...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345506/effects-of-physical-and-depressive-symptoms-on-the-sexual-life-of-turkish-women-in-the-climacteric-period
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E Yanikkerem, A Göker, Ö Çakır, N Esmeray
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of physical and depressive symptoms on the sexual life of women in the climacteric period. METHODS: This study was conducted with 572 women at a university hospital. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) were used to evaluate depressive symptoms, intensity of menopausal symptoms and sexual function. RESULTS: Sexual dysfunction and depressive symptoms were determined in 86...
January 18, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344834/employment-rates-in-flexible-assertive-community-treatment-teams-in-the-netherlands-an-observational-study
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Hans E Kortrijk, Niels L Mulder, Astrid M Kamperman, Jaap van Weeghel
We determined the proportions of clients treated in Flexible Assertive Community Treatment teams who were unemployed and gained employment and who were employed and lost employment. Secondly, we explored the demographical and clinical factors associated with employment. Data were collected during routine outcome monitoring. We calculated differences in employment rates over a year and explored differences in demographic characteristics at baseline between patient groups. Logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the role of clinical predictor variables on employment status...
January 17, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344034/socio-demographic-determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study-tlgs
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Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Sepideh Bakht, Zeinab Shayeghian, Leila Cheraghi, Fereidoun Azizi
Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multi-dimensional concept that is affected by different variables. A large body of evidence shows that socio-demographic factors have a significant influence on HRQOL. When considering differences in cultural contexts and social values of various countries and the lack of evidence regarding socio-demographic determinants of HRQOL among the Iranian general population, it is important to verify the main socio-demographic determinants of HRQOL in an urban Iranian population...
October 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342474/the-importance-of-quality-of-life-for-work-outcomes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Burcu Taser, Fikriye Figen Ayhan, Pinar Borman
AIMS: Work impairment is one of the most important exploration and one of the aims of rheumatologists. We aimed to determine the risk factors for employment state and predictive factors of work outcomes using multi-dimensional measures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in this comprehensive study. METHODS: One hundred patients with AS (31 females and 69 males) were included into this study. Demographic properties, local factors, disease activity (BASDAI), functionality (BASFI), spinal mobility (BASMI), radiologic stage (BASRI), quality of life (AS-QoL), cardiopulmonary involvement, exercise stress test and work outcomes were investigated and compared in employed and un-employed patients...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340944/persons-with-disability-social-deprivation-and-an-emergency-medical-admission
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Seán Cournane, Richard Conway, Declan Byrne, Deirdre O'Riordan, Bernard Silke
BACKGROUND: The community level of disability and social deprivation may result in an emergency hospitalisation; we have examined the annual admission incidence rate for emergency medical conditions in relation to the community prevalence of such factors. METHODS: All emergency medical admissions (96,305 episodes in 50,612 patients) within the institution's catchment area were examined between 2002 and 2016. The frequency of disability, level of full-time carers and unemployment for the 74 electoral divisions of the catchment area was regressed against admission rates; incidence rate ratios (IRR) were calculated using truncated Poisson regression...
January 16, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
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