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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453532/feasibility-of-computerized-working-memory-training-in-individuals-with-huntington-disease
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Mahsa Sadeghi, Emily Barlow-Krelina, Clare Gibbons, Komal T Shaikh, Wai Lun Alan Fung, Wendy S Meschino, Christine Till
OBJECTIVES: Huntington disease (HD) is associated with a variety of cognitive deficits, with prominent difficulties in working memory (WM). WM deficits are notably compromised in early-onset and prodromal HD patients. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of a computerized WM training program (Cogmed QM), novel to the HD population. METHODS: Nine patients, aged 26-62, with early stage HD underwent a 25-session (5 days/week for 5 weeks) WM training program (Cogmed QM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440578/developing-social-marketed-individual-preconception-care-consultations-which-consumer-preferences-should-it-meet
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Sabine F van Voorst, Chantal A Ten Kate, Lieke C de Jong-Potjer, Eric A P Steegers, Semiha Denktaş
AIMS: Preconception care (PCC) is care that aims to improve the health of offspring by addressing risk factors in the pre-pregnancy period. Consultations are recognized as a method to promote perinatal health. However, prospective parents underutilize PCC services. Uptake can improve if delivery approaches satisfy consumer preferences. Aim of this study was to identify preferences of women (consumers) as a first step to social marketed individual PCC consultations. METHODS: In depth, semi-structured interviews were performed to identify women's views regarding the four components of the social marketing model: product (individual PCC consultation), place (setting), promotion (how women are made aware of the product) and price (costs)...
April 25, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438320/critical-care-nurses-perceptions-of-the-outcomes-of-working-overtime-in-canada
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Vanessa M Lobo, Jenny Ploeg, Anita Fisher, Gladys Peachey, Noori Akhtar-Danesh
BACKGROUND: Nursing overtime is being integrated into the normal landscape of practice to ensure optimal staffing levels and addresses variations in patient volume and acuity. This is particularly true in critical care where fluctuations in either are difficult to predict. PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to explore critical care nurses' perceptions of the outcomes of working overtime. METHODS: Sally Thorne's interpretive description guided the collection and analysis of data...
January 7, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434476/a-qualitative-approach-exploring-the-acceptability-of-yoga-for-minorities-living-with-arthritis-where-are-the-people-who-look-like-me
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Kimberly R Middleton, Miriam Magaña López, Steffany Haaz Moonaz, Gladys Tataw-Ayuketah, Michael M Ward, Gwenyth R Wallen
OBJECTIVES: To examine the acceptability of yoga research tailored to recruit and retain a minority population (both English and Spanish speaking) with arthritis. Yoga research for arthritis often underrepresents minorities and acceptability for this population has not previously been investigated. DESIGN: Acceptability was evaluated using retention, adherence, journals, and semi-structured exit interviews from twelve participants with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis undergoing an 8-week yoga intervention...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430396/patient-and-caregiver-perspectives-on-decision-support-for-symptom-and-quality-of-life-management-during-cancer-treatment-implications-for-ehealth
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Mary E Cooley, Manan M Nayak, Janet L Abrahm, Ilana M Braun, Michael S Rabin, Jane Brzozowski, Christopher Lathan, Donna L Berry
OBJECTIVES: Adequate symptom and quality-of-life (SQL) management is a priority during cancer treatment. eHealth is a timely way to enhance patient-engagement, facilitate communication and improve health outcomes. The objectives of this study were to describe patient and caregivers' perspectives for providing, processing and managing SQL data to enhance communication and identify desired components for decision support. METHODS: Data were collected from 64 participants through questionnaires and focus groups...
April 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423844/identifying-emerging-trends-in-medical-informatics-a-synthesis-approach
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Yasmin Van Kasteren, Patricia A H Williams, Anthony Maeder
Medical informatics is a young and rapidly evolving field, influenced by and impacting on many different knowledge domains. Recent contributions on scoping the associated body of knowledge are confounded both by variations in popular use of terminology for established areas, and by the advent of new areas without yet established terminology. Determining the scope of a topic through online bibliographic search filters is a well-established approach in scientific research and has been developed as a human-directed task...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414783/acceptability-and-feasibility-of-early-infant-male-circumcision-for-hiv-prevention-in-malawi
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Charles Chilimampunga, Simeon Lijenje, Judith Sherman, Kelvin Nindi, Webster Mavhu
BACKGROUND: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has been successfully implemented in 14 countries as an additional HIV prevention intervention. As VMMC programs mature in most countries, the focus is now on how to sustain the HIV prevention gains realised from VMMC. As part of preparations for the sustainability phase, countries are either piloting or preparing to pilot early infant male circumcision (EIMC). This qualitative study explored the acceptability and feasibility of EIMC in Malawi in order to inform pilot implementation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414479/group-education-sessions-for-women-veterans-who-experienced-sexual-violence-qualitative-findings
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Joanna Dognin, Erica Sedlander, Melanie Jay, Veronica Ades
INTRODUCTION: The impact of sexual violence (SV) on mental health, self-care, and interpersonal relationships is profound and poses special challenges to health care delivery. Reproductive health care merits special attention because the care required may be linked to reminders of past abuse. We explored facilitators and barriers affecting the use of reproductive health services among women veterans with a history of SV. METHOD: Between June and September 2015, we conducted 2 focus groups and 3 general education sessions with 27 female veterans with a history of SV at 1 medical center...
April 17, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410381/qualitative-analysis-of-the-impact-of-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-on-daily-life-activities
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Jyothi Tadakamadla, Santhosh Kumar, Ratilal Lalloo, Newell W Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders (OPMD) on daily life activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with Oral Leukoplakia, Oral submucous fibrosis and Oral Lichen Planus attending the Oral Medicine clinic of Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Hyderabad, India were invited to participate. Eighteen interviews and three focus groups were conducted in a non-clinical setting. Voice recordings were transcribed and translated from Telugu to English...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403852/health-workers-perceptions-and-attitude-about-ghana-s-preparedness-towards-preventing-containing-and-managing-ebola-virus-disease
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Philip Baba Adongo, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Emmanuel Asampong, Joana Ansong, Magda Robalo, Richard M Adanu
BACKGROUND: Ebola virus is highly infectious and the disease can be very fatal. The World Health Organization has declared the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In response to this, preparations were made in various health facilities and entry points across Ghana. This study explored health workers perceptions, and attitude about Ghana's preparedness towards preventing and containing Ebola Virus Disease. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study in five (5) of the ten (10) regions in Ghana...
April 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398625/novel-creation-of-a-rum-flavor-lexicon-through-the-use-of-web-based-material
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Chelsea M Ickes, Soo-Yeun Lee, Keith R Cadwallader
Flavor lexicons help both manufacturers and consumers communicate the intricacies of flavor nuances they experience within a product. Lexicon development typically requires the use of a trained sensory panel to evaluate a representative sample set of the product category to generate terms that describe certain product attributes. In the case of rum, there is considerable variation in terms of style, flavor characteristics, and the sheer number of rums produced making it difficult to create a lexicon in this manner...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398571/what-does-the-alcohol-industry-mean-by-responsible-drinking-a-comparative-analysis
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N Maani Hessari, M Petticrew
Background: The alcohol industry uses responsible drinking messaging as a central element of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. It has been argued that such messaging is vague, and potentially part of broader CSR activities to protect industry interests at the expense of public health. This study aimed to identify how industry defines responsible drinking, and in what contexts it is used. Methods: This was a qualitative documentary analysis of publicly available documents and web pages, including company web pages, press releases, reports and blogs from a representative selection of alcohol producers, and industry social aspect/public relations organizations; these were compared to health NGOs and Public Health England...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388828/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-south-asian-indian-americans-engagement-in-advanced-care-planning-behaviors
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Kavita Radhakrishnan, Shubhada Saxena, Regina Jillapalli, Yuri Jang, Miyong Kim
PURPOSE: To identify barriers to and facilitators of older South Asian Indian-Americans' (SAIAs') engagement in behaviors associated with advance care planning (ACP). METHODS: Using a descriptive qualitative design guided by the transcultural nursing assessment model, data were collected in focus groups of community-dwelling older SAIA participants, SAIA family caregivers, and SAIA physicians. A directed approach using predetermined coding categories derived from the Transcultural Nursing Assessment model and aided by NVivo 10 software (Melbourne, Australia) facilitated the qualitative data analysis...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385151/psychosocial-impact-of-scars-due-to-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-on-high-school-students-in-errachidia-province-morocco
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Issam Bennis, Séverine Thys, Hind Filali, Vincent De Brouwere, Hamid Sahibi, Marleen Boelaert
BACKGROUND: In Morocco, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is usually known to be a slowly healing localized skin disease, but in some cases, it can lead to mutilating scars. The outbreak of CL due to Leishmania major in the Errachidia province in southeastern Morocco between 2008 and 2010 left many adolescents with permanent scar tissue on the face or other exposed body parts. We studied the psychosocial impact of CL on these young people. METHODS: In 2015 we conducted a cross-sectional survey among high-school students living in boarding schools in two CL-endemic areas of Errachidia: Rissani and Tinejdad...
April 7, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379656/barriers-to-the-uptake-of-cataract-surgery-and-eye-care-after-community-outreach-screening-in-takeo-province-cambodia
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Gail M Ormsby, Manfred Mörchen, Kathy Fotis, Dawn Grant Skiba, Channeang Chim, Jill E Keeffe
PURPOSE: To assess the barriers influencing eye healthcare seeking behavior after community outreach screening. DESIGN: A concurrent mixed methods study. METHODS: A total of 469 patients screened during the previous 12 months were followed up, of which 354 (75%) from 5 districts were interviewed in person, using a semi-structured questionnaire, in-depth interviews (n = 11), and 16 focus groups (n = 71). SPSS and NVivo were used to analyze response frequency and identify themes...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376854/situational-analysis-of-communication-of-hiv-and-aids-information-to-persons-with-visual-impairment-a-case-of-kang-onga-production-centre-in-ndola-zambia
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Grace Nsangwe Chintende, Doreen Sitali, Charles Michelo, Oliver Mweemba
BACKGROUND: Despite the increases in health promotion and educational programs on HIV and AIDS, lack of information and communication on HIV and AIDS for the visually impaired persons continues. The underlying factors that create the information and communication gaps have not been fully explored in Zambia. It is therefore important that, this situational analysis on HIV and AIDS information dissemination to persons with visual impairments at Kang'onga Production Centre in Ndola was conducted...
April 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370586/children-young-people-taking-long-term-medication-a-survey-of-community-pharmacists-experiences-in-england
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Jeff Aston, Keith A Wilson, David R P Terry
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether community pharmacists undertake medication reviews with children/their carers and to identify the type of medication-related experiences presented to them when a child is taking long-term medication. METHODS: A 13 question semi-structured survey was posted to 354 England-based community pharmacists with telephone follow-up/repeat mailing of non-responders. Participants were asked about their practice as a community pharmacist over the preceding 12 months to children/young people, or their carers, taking long-term medication...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366500/peer-to-peer-mentoring-outcomes-of-third-year-midwifery-students-mentoring-first-year-students
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Rosemarie Hogan, Deborah Fox, Georgina Barratt-See
PROBLEM: Undergraduate midwifery students commonly experience anxiety in relation to their first clinical placement. BACKGROUND: A peer mentoring program for midwifery students was implemented in an urban Australian university. The participants were first-year mentee and third-year mentor students studying a three-year Bachelor degree in midwifery. The program offered peer support to first-year midwifery students who had little or no previous exposure to hospital clinical settings...
March 30, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363882/designing-health-apps-to-support-dietetic-professional-practice-and-their-patients-qualitative-results-from-an-international-survey
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Juliana Chen, Jessica Lieffers, Adrian Bauman, Rhona Hanning, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
BACKGROUND: Dietitians are engaging with mobile health (mHealth) technologies, particularly with diet and nutrition apps in their patient care. Despite the plethora of apps available, the majority are not designed with a dietitian's input. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the user preferences of dietitians in relation to tools, resources, and design features for smartphone health apps that would support their dietetic professional practice and their patients...
March 31, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360253/to-dialyse-or-delay-a-qualitative-study-of-older-new-zealanders-perceptions-and-experiences-of-decision-making-with-stage-5-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sarah Lovell, Robert J Walker, John B W Schollum, Mark R Marshall, Bronwen M McNoe, Sarah Derrett
BACKGROUND: Issues related to renal replacement therapy in elderly people with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) are complex. There is inadequate empirical data related to: decision-making by older populations, treatment experiences, implications of dialysis treatment and treatment modality on quality of life, and how these link to expectations of ageing. STUDY POPULATION: Participants for this study were selected from a larger quantitative study of dialysis and predialysis patients aged 65 years or older recruited from three nephrology services across New Zealand...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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