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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236095/health-literacy-and-hospital-length-of-stay-an-inpatient-cohort-study
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Ethan G Jaffee, Vineet M Arora, Madeleine I Matthiesen, David O Meltzer, Valerie G Press
BACKGROUND: Associations between low health literacy (HL) and adverse health outcomes have been well documented in the outpatient setting; however, few studies have examined associations between low HL and in-hospital outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare hospital length of stay (LOS) among patients with low HL and those with adequate HL. DESIGN: Hospital-based cohort study. SETTING: Academic urban tertiary-care hospital. PATIENTS: Hospitalized general medicine patients...
December 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236073/reduced-educational-outcomes-persist-into-adolescence-following-mild-iodine-deficiency-in-utero-despite-adequacy-in-childhood-15-year-follow-up-of-the-gestational-iodine-cohort-investigating-auditory-processing-speed-and-working-memory
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Kristen L Hynes, Petr Otahal, John R Burgess, Wendy H Oddy, Ian Hay
There is increasing evidence that even mild gestational iodine deficiency (GID) results in adverse neurocognitive impacts on offspring. It's unclear, however, if these persist long-term and whether they can be ameliorated by iodine sufficiency in childhood. We followed a unique cohort (Gestational Iodine Cohort, n = 266) where gestation occurred during a period of mild population iodine deficiency, with children subsequently growing-up in an iodine replete environment. We investigated whether associations between mild GID and reductions in literacy outcomes, observed at age 9-years, persisted into adolescence...
December 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232877/effective-partnership-in-community-based-health-promotion-lessons-from-the-health-literacy-partnership
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Emee Vida Estacio, Mike Oliver, Beth Downing, Judy Kurth, Joanne Protheroe
This paper aims to explore key elements needed to successfully develop healthy partnerships and collaborative working in community-based health promotion. It draws upon the lessons learned from a case study with the Health Literacy Partnership in Stoke-on-Trent, UK in developing the health literacy strategy in the area. The process was underpinned by respect for diverse yet complementary perspectives and skills from the grassroots up. This involved engagement with key stakeholders, development and support for community projects, and sharing of good practice with other national and local organizations...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230919/parents-pain-medication-underdosing-is-associated-with-more-emergency-department-visits-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Andrea K Morrison, Matthew P Myrvik, David C Brousseau, Amy L Drendel, J Paul Scott, Alexis Visotcky, Julie A Panepinto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between health literacy, medication knowledge, and pain treatment skills with emergency department (ED) use of parents of children with sickle cell disease (SCD). METHODS: Parents of children 1- to 12-years-old with SCD were enrolled. Health literacy was assessed using the Newest Vital Sign. Parents completed a structured interview assessing knowledge of the dosage and frequency of home pain medications and an applied skills task requiring them to dose a prescribed pain medication...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230576/global-variations-in-the-level-of-cancer-related-research-activity-and-correlation-to-cancer-specific-mortality-proposal-for-a-global-curriculum
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C Are, A Caniglia, Malik Mohammed, L Smith, Charmaine Cummings, Carine Lecoq, R Berman, R Audisio, L Wyld
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyze global variations in the level of cancer-related research activity and correlate this with cancer-specific mortality. METHODS: The SCOPUS database was explored to obtain data relating to the number of cancer-related publications per country. Cancer-specific mortality rates were obtained from the World Health Organization. Global variations in the level of scholarly activity were analyzed and correlated with variations in cancer-specific mortality...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230575/global-curriculum-in-research-literacy-for-the-surgical-oncologist
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C Are, U Yanala, G Malhotra, B Hall, L Smith, L Wyld, C Cummings, C Lecoq, R A Audisio, R S Berman
BACKGROUND: The ability to provide optimal care to cancer patients depends on awareness of current evidence-based practices emanating from research or involvement in research where circumstances permit. The significant global variations in cancer-related research activity and its correlation to cancer-specific outcomes may have an influence on the care provided to cancer patients and their outcomes. The aim of this project is to develop a global curriculum in research literacy for the surgical oncologist...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230402/animal-health-surveillance-in-scotland-in-2030-using-scenario-planning-to-develop-strategies-in-the-context-of-brexit
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Lisa A Boden, Harriet Auty, Aaron Reeves, Gustaf Rydevik, Paul Bessell, Iain J McKendrick
Animal health surveillance is necessary to protect human and animal health, rural economies, and the environment from the consequences of large-scale disease outbreaks. In Scotland, since the Kinnaird review in 2011, efforts have been made to engage with stakeholders to ensure that the strategic goals of surveillance are better aligned with the needs of the end-users and other beneficiaries. The aims of this study were to engage with Scottish surveillance stakeholders and multidisciplinary experts to inform the future long-term strategy for animal health surveillance in Scotland...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229462/regular-physical-activity-and-educational-outcomes-in-youth-a-longitudinal-study
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Katherine B Owen, Philip D Parker, Thomas Astell-Burt, Chris Lonsdale
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to determine whether longitudinal changes in accelerometer-assessed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were associated with changes in educational outcomes (i.e., academic performance and mathematics engagement) and to examine whether the association was nonlinear. METHODS: Longitudinal data were collected from 2,194 Australian adolescents (mean age = 13.40 years, standard deviation = .73) at two time points (Term 1, 2014, and Term 2, 2015)...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227736/older-patients-recall-of-online-cancer-information-do-ability-and-motivation-matter-more-than-chronological-age
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Nadine Bol, Ellen M A Smets, Jacobus A Burgers, Suzy M Samii, Hanneke C J M De Haes, Julia C M Van Weert
This study proposes and tests a model to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the contribution of chronological age versus age-related ability and motivation factors in explaining recall of online cancer information among older patients (n = 197). Results revealed that recall is not a matter of chronological age per se, but rather a matter of ability and motivation. Age-related ability and motivation factors explained 37.9% of the variance in recall. Health literacy, involvement with the webpage, and satisfaction with the emotional support were positively associated with recall...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226458/communicating-risk-in-dementia-care-survey-of-health-and-social-care-professionals
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Brian J Taylor, Mabel Stevenson, Michelle McDowell
Supporting people to live at home in line with community care policies requires increasing attention to assessing, communicating and managing risks. There is a challenge in supporting client choices that include risk-taking while demonstrating professional accountability. Risk communication becomes increasingly important with the need to engage clients and families in meaningful shared decision-making. This presents particular challenges in dementia services. This survey of risk communication in dementia care was administered to all health and social care professionals in community dementia services in Northern Ireland: June-September 2016...
December 11, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226155/views-and-experiences-of-new-zealand-women-with-gestational-diabetes-in-achieving-glycaemic-control-targets-the-views-study
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Ruth Martis, Julie Brown, Caroline A Crowther
Introduction: Optimal glycaemic control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) reduces maternal and infant morbidity. Method: A survey was administered to women diagnosed with GDM to explore their views and experiences in achieving optimal glycaemic control. Results: Sixty women participated. Enablers included being taught to test capillary blood glucose in group settings where the health professional demonstrated this on themselves first (60, 100%); health professionals listening (41, 68%); being reminded to perform blood glucose testing (33, 55%); and being provided healthy meals by friends and family (28, 47%)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225895/higher-health-literacy-is-associated-with-better-glycemic-control-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-a-cohort-study-among-1399-danes
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Kasper Olesen, Anne Louise F Reynheim, Lene Joensen, Martin Ridderstråle, Lars Kayser, Helle T Maindal, Richard H Osborne, Timothy Skinner, Ingrid Willaing
Aim: Self-management of diabetes is influenced by a range of factors including the ability to access, understand, appraise, and use of health information in everyday life, which can collectively be called health literacy. We investigated associations between nine domains of health literacy and HbA1c level in people with type 1 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1399 people with type 1 diabetes attending a Danish specialist diabetes clinic...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224793/validity-of-the-toddler-feeding-questionnaire-for-measuring-parent-authoritative-and-indulgent-feeding-practices-which-are-associated-with-stress-and-health-literacy-among-latino-parents-of-preschool-children
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William J Heerman, Julie Lounds-Taylor, Stephanie Mitchell, Shari L Barkin
Understanding the contribution of parental feeding practices to childhood obesity among Latino children is a solution-oriented approach that can lead to interventions supporting healthy childhood growth and lowering rates of obesity. The purpose of this study was to confirm the reliability and validity of the Toddler Feeding Questionnaire (TFQ) to measure parental feeding practices among a sample of Spanish-speaking parent-preschool child pairs (n = 529), and to test the hypothesis that parent characteristics of body mass index (BMI), stress, and health literacy are associated with more indulgent and less authoritative feeding practices...
November 3, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223544/does-clinic-visit-education-within-a-multidisciplinary-center-improve-health-literacy-scores-in-caregivers-of-children-with-complex-colorectal-conditions
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Alexander J M Dingemans, Carlos A Reck, Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Dani O Gonzalez, Alessandra C Gasior, Laura J Weaver, Renae Gagnon, Erin Hoover, Gabriel Sraha, Marc A Levitt, Richard J Wood
INTRODUCTION: Health literacy is low in an estimated one-third of the US population. Little is known about the health literacy of caregivers of children with colorectal conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate whether a timed health literacy intervention could improve health literacy in this population. METHODS: We used the BRIEF Health Literacy screening (BHLS) tool on caregivers of children who came to our colorectal clinic. Health literacy was categorized as inadequate, marginal, or adequate...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218966/building-compassion-literacy-enabling-care-in-primary-health-care-nursing
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Letitia Helen Burridge, Sarah Winch, Margaret Kay, Amanda Henderson
This paper introduces the concept of compassion literacy and discusses its place in nursing within the general practice setting. Compassion literacy is a valuable competency for sustaining the delivery of high quality care. Being compassion literate enables practice nurses to provide compassionate care to their patients and to recognise factors that may constrain this. A compassion literate practice nurse may be more protected from compassion fatigue and its negative consequences. Understanding how to enable self-compassion and how to support the delivery of compassionate care within the primary care team can enhance the care experienced by the patient while improving the positive engagement and satisfaction of the health professionals...
2017: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218957/impact-of-health-literacy-on-medication-adherence-in-older-people-with-chronic-diseases
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Yun-Mi Lee, Hye Yon Yu, Mi-Ae You, Youn-Jung Son
Medication adherence is a key factor of the therapy of chronic diseases in older people with chronic diseases. Inadequate health literacy results in poor health outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effect of health literacy on medication adherence to provide information for improving health outcomes in older people with chronic disease. This was a cross-sectional study of older people (people aged over 65 years) with chronic diseases in Korea taking one or more medications for 6 months and over from an academic referral medical center...
2017: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217504/challenges-during-implementation-of-a-patient-facing-mobile-app-for-surgical-rehabilitation-feasibility-study
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Annie Ys Lau, Kalman Piper, Desmond Bokor, Paige Martin, Victor Sl Lau, Enrico Coiera
BACKGROUND: Translating research into practice, especially the implementation of digital health technologies in routine care, is increasingly important. Yet, there are few studies examining the challenges of implementing patient-facing digital technologies in health care settings. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report challenges experienced when implementing mobile apps for patients to support their postsurgical rehabilitation in an orthopedic setting. METHODS: A mobile app was tailored to the needs of patients undergoing rotator cuff repair...
December 7, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217337/health-literacy-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-prospective-community-study
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Matteo Fabbri, Kathleen Yost, Lila J Finney Rutten, Sheila M Manemann, Cynthia M Boyd, Daniel Jensen, Susan A Weston, Ruoxiang Jiang, Véronique L Roger
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of health literacy on hospitalizations and death in a population of patients with heart failure (HF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Residents from the 11-county region in southeast Minnesota with a first-ever International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code 428 or Tenth Revision code 150 (n=5121) from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015, were identified and prospectively surveyed to measure health literacy using established screening questions...
December 4, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217334/health-literacy-an-important-clinical-tool-in-heart%C3%A2-failure
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Hector O Ventura, Ileana L Piña
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December 4, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216871/mental-health-literacy-among-pediatric-hospital-staff-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Rossiter, Walter Robb, Alaa Ahmad, Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik, Sumaya Albloshi, Shameran Slewa-Younan
BACKGROUND: In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 35% of the population are aged 0-24 years. A significant proportion of these young people are living with chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, type 1 diabetes, cardiac conditions, and genetically-transmitted conditions such as thalassemia and cystic fibrosis). This group has increased vulnerability to developmental delays and mental health problems, and is increasingly coming to the attention of service providers in mainstream schools, primary healthcare centers, and pediatric hospitals...
December 8, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
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