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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239953/depression-anxiety-and-health-related-quality-of-life-amongst-patients-who-are-starting-dialysis-treatment
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Ana Rebollo Rubio, José Miguel Morales Asencio, Ma Eugenia Pons Raventos
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a severe impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL). The start of renal replacement therapy (RRT) significantly influences psychological, physical and social aspects of life. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the HRQL and psychological status (anxiety and depression) at the start of RRT. METHODS: We undertook an observational descriptive cross-sectional study. A total of 152 patients starting RRT were recruited for the study...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239936/the-cancer-care-experiences-of-gay-lesbian-and-bisexual-patients-a-secondary-analysis-of-data-from-the-uk-cancer-patient-experience-survey
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N J Hulbert-Williams, C O Plumpton, P Flowers, R McHugh, R D Neal, J Semlyen, L Storey
Understanding the effects of population diversity on cancer-related experiences is a priority in oncology care. Previous research demonstrates inequalities arising from variation in age, gender and ethnicity. Inequalities and sexual orientation remain underexplored. Here, we report, for the first time in the UK, a quantitative secondary analysis of the 2013 UK National Cancer Patient Experience Survey which contains 70 questions on specific aspects of care, and six on overall care experiences. 68,737 individuals responded, of whom 0...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239932/from-evidence-based-to-evidence-informed-from-patient-focussed-to-person-centered-the-ongoing-energetics-of-health-and-social-care-discourse-as-we-approach-the-third-era-of-medicine
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239878/-appeals-to-nature-in-marriage-equality-debates-a-content-analysis-of-newspaper-and-social-media-discourse
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Cliodhna O'Connor
In May 2015, Ireland held a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage, which passed with 62% of the vote. This study explores the role played by 'appeals to nature' in the referendum debate. Little research has investigated how biological attributions are spontaneously generated in real-world discourse regarding sexual rights. Through content analysis of newspaper and Twitter discussion of the referendum, this study aims to (1) establish the frequency of appeals to nature and their distribution across the various 'sides' of the debate and (2) analyse the forms these natural claims took and the rhetorical functions they fulfilled...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239872/-betwixt-and-between-liminality-in-recovery-stories-from-people-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-or-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs
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Brian Brown, Kate Huszar, Rosemary Chapman
This paper explores experiences of 16 people claiming to have recovered from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) using the concept of liminality. Liminality describes the status of those falling between socially recognised and medically sanctioned categories, and illuminates both the experience of illness and the process of recovery from ME/CFS. The liminality experienced during illness was akin to that described by Turner with a degree of communitas among sufferers. As recovery progressed, participants stressed the percentage to which they had improved, and compared themselves with peers and themselves prior to the illness...
February 27, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239834/order-constrained-linear-optimization
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Joe W Tidwell, Michael R Dougherty, Jeffrey S Chrabaszcz, Rick P Thomas
Despite the fact that data and theories in the social, behavioural, and health sciences are often represented on an ordinal scale, there has been relatively little emphasis on modelling ordinal properties. The most common analytic framework used in psychological science is the general linear model, whose variants include ANOVA, MANOVA, and ordinary linear regression. While these methods are designed to provide the best fit to the metric properties of the data, they are not designed to maximally model ordinal properties...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239781/validation-of-the-promis-%C3%A2-measures-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-conditions
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Ann L Gruber-Baldini, Craig Velozo, Sergio Romero, Lisa M Shulman
PURPOSE: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(®) (PROMIS(®)) was designed to develop, validate, and standardize item banks to measure key domains of physical, mental, and social health in chronic conditions. This paper reports the calibration and validation testing of the PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions measures. METHODS: PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions item banks comprise five domains, Self-Efficacy for Managing: Daily Activities, Symptoms, Medications and Treatments, Emotions, and Social Interactions...
February 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239772/a-relationship-between-early-language-skills-and-adult-autistic-like-traits-evidence-from-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Rebecca Armstrong, Andrew J O Whitehouse, James G Scott, David A Copland, Katie L McMahon, Sophie Fleming, Wendy Arnott
The current study examined the relationship between early language ability and autistic-like traits in adulthood, utilising data from 644 participants from a longitudinal study of the general population. Language performance at 2 years was measured with the Language Development Survey (LDS), and at 20 years the participants completed the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ). Vocabulary size at 2 years was negatively associated with Total AQ score, as well as scores on the Communication, and Social Skills subscales...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239630/from-attachment-to-independence-stress-hormone-control-of-ecologically-relevant-emergence-of-infants-responses-to-threat
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Adrienne Santiago, Chiye Aoki, Regina M Sullivan
Young infant rat pups learn to approach cues associated with pain rather than learning amygdala-dependent fear. This approach response is considered caregiver-seeking and ecologically relevant within the context of attachment. With maturation, increases in the stress hormone corticosterone permit amygdala-dependent fear, which is crucial for survival during independent living. During the developmental transition from attachment to fear learning, maternal presence suppresses corticosterone elevation to block amygdala-dependent fear learning and re-engage the attachment circuitry...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239486/using-brothel-leadership-to-promote-condom-use-among-brothel-based-female-sex-workers-in-abuja-nigeria-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-pilot-trial
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Uchenna Okafor, Rik Crutzen, Ifeanyi Okekearu, Sylvia Adebajo, Adaora Uzoh, Egbe Aneotah Awo, Chukwuemeka Chima, Ogechukwu Agwagwa, Bart van den Borne
BACKGROUND: The HIV prevalence among female populations involved in sex work in Nigeria has heightened interest in HIV prevention programming for this sub-population with brothel-based female sex workers (BB FSWs) having a prevalence of 27.4%, six times higher than the prevalence in the general population. METHODS/DESIGN: The clusters in the randomized pilot trial will be brothels and female sex workers (FSWs) residing in the brothels will be the participants of the study...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239456/chronic-anal-fissures-open-lateral-internal-sphincterotomy-result-a-case-series-study
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Abdulwahid M Salih
INTRODUCTION: Anal fissure are defined as a tear in the skin of the anal canal distal to dentate line. Although still there are controversies about the exact management, lateral sphincterotomy is promising. The aim of this series is to present the outcome of lateral sphincterotomy for internal anal sphincter in term of patient satisfaction and complication. PATIENT AND METHODS: A prospective single cohort study, 190 patients, who were undergone lateral sphincterotomy for internal anal sphincter from 2010 to 2014, were analyzed...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239401/group-or-ungroup-moose-behavioural-response-to-recolonization-of-wolves
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Johan Månsson, Marie-Caroline Prima, Kerry L Nicholson, Camilla Wikenros, Håkan Sand
BACKGROUND: Predation risk is a primary motivator for prey to congregate in larger groups. A large group can be beneficial to detect predators, share predation risk among individuals and cause confusion for an attacking predator. However, forming large groups also has disadvantages like higher detection and attack rates of predators or interspecific competition. With the current recolonization of wolves (Canis lupus) in Scandinavia, we studied whether moose (Alces alces) respond by changing grouping behaviour as an anti-predatory strategy and that this change should be related to the duration of wolf presence within the local moose population...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239295/can-a-person-centred-care-intervention-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman, Ingalill Koinberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it's necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provoke a variety of adverse symptoms and side effects, both during and after treatment. The objective of this study was to compare a person-centred care intervention in terms of health-related quality of life, disease-specific symptoms or problems, with traditional care as a control group for patients with head and neck cancer...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239237/the-human-core-of-the-shared-socioeconomic-pathways-population-scenarios-by-age-sex-and-level-of-education-for-all-countries-to-2100
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Samir Kc, Wolfgang Lutz
This paper applies the methods of multi-dimensional mathematical demography to project national populations based on alternative assumptions on future, fertility, mortality, migration and educational transitions that correspond to the five shared socioeconomic pathways (SSP) storylines. In doing so it goes a significant step beyond past population scenarios in the IPCC context which considered only total population size. By differentiating the human population not only by age and sex-as is conventionally done in demographic projections-but also by different levels of educational attainment the most fundamental aspects of human development and social change are being explicitly addressed through modeling the changing composition of populations by these three important individual characteristics...
January 2017: Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239234/harnessing-demographic-differences-in-organizations-what-moderates-the-effects-of-workplace-diversity
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Yves R F Guillaume, Jeremy F Dawson, Lilian Otaye-Ebede, Stephen A Woods, Michael A West
To account for the double-edged nature of demographic workplace diversity (i.e,. relational demography, work group diversity, and organizational diversity) effects on social integration, performance, and well-being-related variables, research has moved away from simple main effect approaches and started examining variables that moderate these effects. While there is no shortage of primary studies of the conditions under which diversity leads to positive or negative outcomes, it remains unclear which contingency factors make it work...
February 2017: Journal of Organizational Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239228/doing-gender-online-new-mothers-psychological-characteristics-facebook-use-and-depressive-symptoms
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Sarah J Schoppe-Sullivan, Jill E Yavorsky, Mitchell K Bartholomew, Jason M Sullivan, Meghan A Lee, Claire M Kamp Dush, Michael Glassman
Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, have provided a new platform for individuals to produce and reproduce gender through social interactions. New mothers, in particular, may use Facebook to practice behaviors that align with their mothering identity and meet broader societal expectations, or in other words, to "do motherhood." Given that Facebook use may undermine well-being, it is important to understand the individual differences underlying new mothers' experiences with Facebook during the stressful first months of parenthood...
March 2017: Sex Roles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239222/extended-family-support-networks-of-caribbean-black-adults-in-the-united-states
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Robert Joseph Taylor, Ivy Forysthe-Brown, Karen D Lincoln, Linda M Chatters
This paper investigates the extended family social support networks of Caribbean Black adults (Afro Caribbeans). Although there are several ethnographic accounts of familial ties and support exchanges among Black Caribbean immigrants, only a handful of studies utilize quantitative data. This paper utilizes data from the National Survey of American Life, which contains the first national probability sample of Caribbean Blacks in the United States. Age, gender, income, material hardship and immigration status were all associated with at least one of the four indicators of family support networks...
March 2017: Journal of Family Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239221/behavioural-and-hormonal-stress-responses-to-social-separation-in-ravens-corvus-corax
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Alexandru M Munteanu, Martina Stocker, Mareike Stöwe, Jorg J M Massen, Thomas Bugnyar
Social life is profitable, but it facilitates conflicts over resources and creates interdependence between individuals. Separating highly social animals triggers intense reactions aimed at re-establishing lost connections. Less is known, however, about behavioural and physiological responses to separation in socially facultative species, where individuals temporarily form groups and may subsequently leave them. Non-breeding common ravens (Corvus corax) gather in large numbers at feeding and roosting sites, but otherwise spend time seemingly solitary or in small subgroups...
February 2017: Ethology: Formerly Zeitschrift Für Tierpsychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239218/coping-mediates-the-association-between-gender-and-depressive-symptomatology-in-adolescence
#19
Ashley M Malooly, Kaitlin M Flannery, Christine McCauley Ohannessian
Previous studies have found evidence for gender and racial/ethnic differences in depressive symptoms in adolescence; however, the mechanisms driving this relationship are poorly understood. The goal of this study was to examine the role of individual differences in dispositional coping in the relationships between gender and depressive symptomatology, and race/ethnicity and depressive symptomatology. Surveys were administered to 905 15-17 year old adolescents (mean age 16.10, SD = .67; 54% girls, n = 485) in the spring of 2007, 2008, and 2009...
March 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239215/the-techniques-for-overcoming-depression-questionnaire-mokken-scale-analysis-reliability-and-concurrent-validity-in-depressed-cardiac-patients
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Kenneth E Freedland, Mariantonia Lemos, Frank Doyle, Brian C Steinmeyer, Iris Csik, Robert M Carney
OBJECTIVES: The Techniques for Overcoming Depression (TOD) questionnaire assesses the frequency with which patients being treated for depression use cognitive-behavioral techniques in daily life. This study examined its latent structure, reliability and concurrent validity in depressed cardiac patients. METHOD: The TOD was administered at the initial and final treatment sessions in three trials of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) (n = 260) for depression in cardiac patients...
February 2017: Cognitive Therapy and Research
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