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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228096/labour-pain-experiences-and-perceptions-a-qualitative-study-among-post-partum-women-in-ghana
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Lydia Aziato, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Kitimdow Lazarus Umoar
BACKGROUND: Women have experienced severe labour pain over the years and various attempts have been made to effectively manage labour pain. However, there is paucity of literature on the labour pain experience and perceptions about labour pain with the contemporary Ghanaian health system. Therefore this study sought to gain an in-depth understanding on labour pain experiences and perceptions of post-partum women. METHODS: The study adopted an exploratory descriptive qualitative approach and collected data through individual interviews...
February 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224284/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-considerations-for-the-pharmacological-management-of-elderly-patients
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Sizheng Zhao, Fred Otieno, Asan Akpan, Robert J Moots
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are widely used by patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, a significant proportion of these patients do not inform their physicians. This has many potential implications in a group of predominantly elderly patients with altered pharmacokinetics, comorbidities and polypharmacy of potentially toxic drugs. CAM usage may affect compliance and pharmacokinetics of conventional therapy for RA and comorbidities; therefore, physicians should engage patients in dialogues regarding CAM usage...
February 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223851/a-phenomenological-study-on-resilience-of-the-elderly-suffering-from-chronic-disease-a-qualitative-study
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Parkhide Hassani, Fatemeh-Sadat Izadi-Avanji, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Hamid Alavi Majd
BACKGROUND: Resilience is a key factor in improving health and attenuating problems caused by chronic diseases in the elderly. Having a clear understanding of its meaning in a specific population can be of great help in taking efficient steps toward better health services. Given the lack of information in this regard, the aim of this study was to understand the meaning of resilience for hospitalized older people who experience chronic conditions. METHODS: The study was carried out as a qualitative work based on a descriptive phenomenological approach...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223777/phloretin-exerts-hypoglycemic-effect-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-and-improves-insulin-resistance-in-vitro
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Xin Shen, Nan Zhou, Le Mi, Zishuo Hu, Libin Wang, Xueying Liu, Shengyong Zhang
The present study investigated the possible antiobesity and hypoglycemic effects of phloretin (Ph). In an attempt to discover the hypoglycemic effect and potential mechanism of Ph, we used the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and (L6) myotubes. Daily oral treatment with Ph for 4 weeks significantly (P<0.05) reduced postprandial blood glucose and improved islet injury and lipid metabolism. Glucose consumption and glucose tolerance were improved by Ph via GOD-POD method. Western blot results revealed that the expression of Akt, PI3K, IRS-1, and GLUT4 were upregulated in skeletal muscle of type 2 diabetes (T2D) rats and in L6 myotubes by Ph...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222910/agents-of-the-father-s-law-in-a-society-of-brothers-a-philosophic-and-psychoanalytic-perspective-on-legitimate-use-of-violence
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Efrat Even-Tzur, Uri Hadar
This paper explores subjective processes of "Agents of Law" - individuals who the state grants the authority to use violence - and the dissonance stemming from the contradictory demands posed on them as legitimate users of violence despite the societal taboo against violence. A conceptual model will be offered based on two theoretical legs, Lacanian psychoanalysis and political theories of legitimacy. Specifically, psychoanalytic ideas would serve to examine unconscious processes, subject position and various identifications related to the question of "self-legitimacy" of Agents of Law...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222258/a-simple-and-large-scale-strategy-to-prepare-flexible-graphene-tape-electrode
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Li Wang, Jie Yu, Yayun Zhang, Han Yang, Longfei Miao, Yonghai Song
A simple and large-scale strategy to prepare flexible graphene tape electrode (GTE) was proposed. The flexible GTE was prepared by a facile peeling method in which a piece of commercial graphite foil was firstly covered by a commercial acrylic transparent tape and then the transparent adhesive tape was quickly torn off from the graphite foil. Scanning electron microscopy results showed that some folded and wrinkled graphene layers stood up on the GTE surface to form three-dimensional (3D) porous graphene foam...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220954/is-god-just-a-big-person-children-s-conceptions-of-god-across-cultures-and-religious-traditions
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Melanie A Nyhof, Carl N Johnson
The present research examines the influence of intuitive cognitive domain and religion on the God concepts of children growing up in religious traditions that present God in ways varying from abstract to concrete. In Study 1, we compared children from a Latter-Day Saints (LDS) background with those from mainstream Christian (MC) backgrounds in the United States. In contrast to MC theology that holds that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and disembodied, LDS theology depicts God as embodied. In Study 1, 3- to 7-year-olds from LDS and MC backgrounds were asked about supernatural mental and immaterial attributes of God, a ghost, a dad, and a bug...
March 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220315/attachment-figures-when-death-is-approaching-a-study-applying-attachment-theory-to-adult-patients-and-family-members-experiences-during-palliative-home-care
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Anna Milberg, Maria Friedrichsen
PURPOSE: Attachment theory is currently receiving much attention in relation to how adults cope with severe illness. The study aims were using the experiences of patients and family members to explore attachment figures (a central concept within the theory) during palliative home care. METHODS: Twelve patients and 14 family members were interviewed during ongoing palliative home care. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: Four types of attachment figures were identified: (i) family and friends, (ii) health care practitioners, (iii) pets and (iv) God...
February 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213631/destroying-god-s-temple-physical-inactivity-poor-diet-obesity-and-other-sin-behaviors
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Mark D Faries, Megan McClendon, Eric J Jones
On average, our participants (N = 112), who self-proclaimed to be Christians, believed that physically inactive lifestyles, unhealthy eating, overeating, and being obese destroy the body, God's temple. However, these beliefs were less definitive, than those of other common "sin" behaviors, such as drug use, smoking, and excessive drinking of alcohol. In addition, destroying the body with physical inactivity or poor diet was not necessarily viewed as sinful. Subsequently, these beliefs did not relate to self-reported physical activity, dietary behavior, or body mass index...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213630/religious-coping-with-sexual-stigma-in-young-adults-with-same-sex-attractions
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Shauna K Lauricella, Russell E Phillips, Eric F Dubow
The present study assessed religious coping with sexual stigma in 260 young adults with same-sex attractions. Although the majority of the sample rarely utilized religious coping, a significant minority of participants frequently turned to religion to deal with sexual stigma. Controlling for demographic and general religious variables, positive religious coping (e.g., connecting with God) was associated with beneficial outcomes, and negative religious coping (e.g., frustrations with one's spiritual community) related to poorer adjustment to sexual stigma...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194998/-i-have-faith-in-science-and-in-god-common-sense-cognitive-polyphasia-and-attitudes-to-science-in-nigeria
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Bankole A Falade, Martin W Bauer
This study, of modern common sense in Nigeria, combines questionnaires and interviews to examine the compatibility and incompatibility of religion and science. Nigeria is a large country with a complex diversity of religious, ethnic and cultural practices that condition the reception and elaboration of science in everyday life. We find evaluative attitudes to science structured as 'progress', 'fear' and 'mythical image'. Scientific knowledge and religiosity have a direct bearing on expectations of progress and feeling of fear and worry about science; mythical image is independent of this...
February 1, 2017: Public Understanding of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193130/religious-coping-and-types-and-sources-of-information-used-in-making-prostate-cancer-treatment-decisions
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Janice V Bowie, Caryn N Bell, Altovise Ewing, Ballington Kinlock, Ashley Ezema, Roland J Thorpe, Thomas A LaVeist
Treatment experiences for prostate cancer survivors can be challenging and dependent on many clinical and psychosocial factors. One area that is less understood is the information needs and sources men utilize. Among these is the influence of religion as a valid typology and the value it may have on treatment decisions. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between race, religion, and cancer treatment decisions in African American men compared with White men. Data were from the Diagnosis and Decisions in Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes Study that consisted of 877 African American and White men...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185893/united-states-clergy-religious-values-and-relationships-to-end-of-life-discussions-and-care
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Michael J Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C Enzinger, Patrick T Smith, Christine Mitchell, John R Peteet, James Tulsky, Tyler VanderWeele, Tracy A Balboni
CONTEXT: While clergy interact with approximately half of U.S. patients facing end-of-life medical decisions, little is known about clergy-congregant interactions or clergy influence on end-of-life decisions. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a nationally representative survey of clergy beliefs and practices. METHODS: A mailed survey to a nationally representative sample of clergy completed in March 2015 with 1005 of 1665 responding (60% response rate)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185821/public-response-to-mers-cov-in-the-middle-east-iphone-survey-in-six-countries
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Amani S Alqahtani, Harunor Rashid, Mada H Basyouni, Tariq M Alhawassi, Nasser F BinDhim
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries bear the heaviest brunt of MERS-CoV. This study aims to compare public awareness and practice around MERS-CoV across GCC countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using the Gulf Indicators (GI) smartphone app among people in the six GCC countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. A total of 1812 participants recruited. All were aware of MERS-CoV, yet the perception and practice around MERS-CoV varied widely between countries...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183627/immobilization-of-glucose-oxidase-onto-a-novel-platform-based-on-modified-tio2-and-graphene-oxide-direct-electrochemistry-catalytic-and-photocatalytic-activity
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Nasibeh Haghighi, Rahman Hallaj, Abdollah Salimi
In this work a new organic-inorganic nanocomposite has been introduced for enzyme immobilization. The composite consisting of graphene oxide (GO) and titanium oxide nanoparticles (TiO2) modified with 2, 2'-dithioxo-3, 3'-bis (3-(triethoxysilyl) propyl)-2H, 2'H-[5, 5'-bithiazolylidene]-4, 4'(3H, 3'H)-dione as Organic-Inorganic Supporting Ligand (OISL). The OISL was covalently attached to TiO2 nanoparticles and employed for obtaining a suitable solid surface to enzyme attachment. The glucose oxidase (GOD) was irreversibly loaded on the GC/GO/TiO2-OISL using consecutive cyclic voltammetry...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181976/the-spiritual-challenges-faced-by-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Shahnaz Nemati, Maryam Rassouli, Mahnaz Ilkhani, Ahmad Reza Baghestani
This qualitative study was conducted to investigate the spiritual challenges faced by Iranian family caregivers of patients with cancer. The findings showed, 2 main themes, including "spiritual crisis" and "spiritual coherence", and 6 classes, including "spiritual distress", "disappointment," "faith and trust in God," "praying," "inner peace," and "transcendence."
March 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176623/effect-of-cinnamomum-cassia-on-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-pioglitazone
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Sandhya Mamindla, Prasad Koganti, Nagaraju Ravouru, Bharathi Koganti
: Back ground: Millions of people today use herbs either as food or in the form of medicine along with other medications. Many of the herbs can interact with these medications, causing either potentially dangerous side effects or improved or reduced benefits from the medication. OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to determine the influence of cinnamon, on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of pioglitazone. METHOD: Studies were conducted in normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats and rabbits with oral administration of selected doses of pioglitazone, cinnamon and their combination...
February 7, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168581/-letting-go-from-ancient-to-modern-perspectives-on-relinquishing-personal-control-a-theoretical-perspective-on-religion-and-coping-with-cancer
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Thomas V Merluzzi, Errol J Philip
The concept of "letting go" or relinquishing control has a long intellectual history, including the earliest Taoist writings, long-standing religious traditions, modern conceptualizations of religious coping, and current psychological control theory. This paper briefly traces the ancient roots of "letting go," with an emphasis on Stoic philosophers, and plants it firmly in current control theory and religious coping research, with a focus on its more modern conceptualization, that of secondary control. Presenting the theoretical perspective, which is grounded in religious conceptions of control of outcomes integrated with modern control theory in psychology, is the main goal of this paper...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165683/women-reigious-unite-to-eradicate-trafficking
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Ann Victory, Ann Oestreich
The history of women's religious congregations is a history of addressing unmet needs. The founders and foundresses of our communities read the signs of their times and gathered women together to serve God and God's most vulneiable people. When the Second Vatican Council invited us to re-examine our founding charisms in light of the needs of our times, we rediscovered our own preferential option for those who are poor, often with a special care for women and children. While we continued to engage in traditional minis- tries serving the people of God without distinction, we expanded our outreach through social services, pastoral ministries and work for social justice and systemic change...
July 2016: Health Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165682/leaving-gangs-behind-to-live-parables-of-kinship
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Mary Ann Steiner
Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, can move an audience to tears. He doesn't get that result with the distressing accounts of individuals whose gang activities sank them to harrowing depths. He does it with simple descriptions of how some of those men and women manage to climb rungs of unconditional love to return to their rightful place in the eyes of God.
July 2016: Health Progress
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