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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931117/migrant-tuberculosis-patient-needs-and-health-system-response-along-the-thailand-myanmar-border
#1
Naomi Tschirhart, Francois Nosten, Angel M Foster
This article aims to identify how the health system in Tak province, Thailand has responded to migrants' barriers to tuberculosis (TB) treatment. Our qualitatively driven multi-methods project utilized focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and a survey of community health volunteers to collect data in 2014 from multiple perspectives. Migrants identified legal status and transportation difficulties as the primary barriers to seeking TB treatment. Lack of financial resources and difficulties locating appropriate and affordable health services in other Thai provinces or across the border in Myanmar further contributed to migrants' challenges...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930888/what-matters-most-to-whom-racial-ethnic-and-language-differences-in-the-health-care-experiences-most-important-to-patients
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Rebecca L Collins, Ann Haas, Amelia M Haviland, Marc N Elliott
BACKGROUND: Some aspects of patient experience are more strongly related to overall ratings of care than others, reflecting their importance to patients. However, little is known about whether the importance of different aspects of this experience differs across subgroups. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the aspects of health care most important to patients differ according to patient race, ethnicity, and language preference. RESEARCH DESIGN: In response to the 2013 Medicare Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) survey, patients rated their overall health care and completed items measuring five patient experience domains...
September 19, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929885/first-nations-inuit-and-m%C3%A3-tis-health-considerations-for-canadian-health-leaders-in-the-wake-of-the-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-of-canada-report
#3
Mary McNally, Debbie Martin
First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples living in Canada face profound health disparities relative to non-Indigenous Canadians on almost every measure of health and well-being. Advancing health opportunities for Indigenous peoples require responses at all levels of healthcare delivery and policy. Therefore, it is critical for health leaders and providers within Canada's healthcare institutions, systems, and settings to understand and address the determinants of health unique to Indigenous peoples, including the legacy of colonialism and both long-standing and present-day racism...
March 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929864/the-role-of-patient-provider-sexual-health-communication-in-understanding-the-uptake-of-hiv-prevention-services-among-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#4
Alvin J Rucker, Ashley Murray, Zaneta Gaul, Madeline Y Sutton, Patrick A Wilson
We examined factors that may be associated with whether Black men who have sex with men a) disclose their sexual orientation to healthcare providers, and b) discuss their sexual health with healthcare providers to inform interventions to improve HIV prevention efforts and reduce HIV incidence rates among Black men who have sex with men. During 2011-2012, we conducted semi-structured individual in-depth interviews with Black men who have sex with men in New York City. Interviews were audio recorded. We examined transcribed responses for main themes using a qualitative exploratory approach followed by computer-assisted thematic analyses...
September 20, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929121/differential-and-combined-effects-of-physical-activity-profiles-and-prohealth-behaviors-on-diabetes-prevalence-among-blacks-and-whites-in-the-us-population-a-novel-bayesian-belief-network-machine-learning-analysis
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Azizi A Seixas, Dwayne A Henclewood, Aisha T Langford, Samy I McFarlane, Ferdinand Zizi, Girardin Jean-Louis
The current study assessed the prevalence of diabetes across four different physical activity lifestyles and infer through machine learning which combinations of physical activity, sleep, stress, and body mass index yield the lowest prevalence of diabetes in Blacks and Whites. Data were extracted from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) dataset from 2004-2013 containing demographics, chronic diseases, and sleep duration (N = 288,888). Of the total sample, 9.34% reported diabetes (where the prevalence of diabetes was 12...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929097/integrated-clinical-decision-support-systems-promote-absolute-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-an-important-primary-prevention-measure-in-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-primary-health-care
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Veronica Matthews, Christopher P Burgess, Christine Connors, Elizabeth Moore, David Peiris, David Scrimgeour, Sandra C Thompson, Sarah Larkins, Ross Bailie
BACKGROUND: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience a greater burden of disease compared to non-Indigenous Australians. Around one-fifth of the health disparity is caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite the importance of absolute cardiovascular risk assessment (CVRA) as a screening and early intervention tool, few studies have reported its use within the Australian Indigenous primary health care (PHC) sector. This study utilizes data from a large-scale quality improvement program to examine variation in documented CVRA as a primary prevention strategy for individuals without prior CVD across four Australian jurisdictions...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928340/a-first-step-in-addressing-medical-education-curriculum-gaps-in-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-related-content-the-university-of-louisville-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health-certificate-program
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Susan Sawning, Stacie Steinbock, Rachel Croley, Ryan Combs, Ann Shaw, Toni Ganzel
BACKGROUND: Individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), gender nonconforming, and/or born with differences of sex development have specific health needs and significant health disparities exacerbated by a lack of training among health professionals. The University of Louisville LGBT Health Certificate Program used an interdisciplinary approach to increase training, potentially enabling future physicians to provide quality healthcare to LGBT patients. METHODS: A pretest-post-test design was used to investigate medical students' (n = 39) attitude and knowledge outcomes after program participation...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927396/socioeconomic-disparities-in-orthodontic-treatment-outcomes-and-expenditure-on-orthodontics-in-england-s-state-funded-national-health-service-a-retrospective-observational-study
#8
Juliet Price, William Whittaker, Stephen Birch, Paul Brocklehurst, Martin Tickle
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether there are potential areas for efficiency improvements in the National Health Service (NHS) orthodontic service in North West England and to assess the socioeconomic status (SES)-related equity of the outcomes achieved by the NHS. METHODS: The study involved a retrospective analysis of 2008-2012 administrative data, and the study population comprised patients aged ≥10 who started NHS primary care orthodontic treatment in North West England in 2008...
September 19, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927355/the-promise-of-qualitative-research-to-inform-theory-to-address-health-equity
#9
Rachel C Shelton, Derek M Griffith, Michelle C Kegler
Most public health researchers and practitioners agree that we need to accelerate our efforts to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. The past two decades of research have provided a wealth of descriptive studies, both qualitative and quantitative, that describe the size, scale, and scope of health disparities, as well as the key determinants that affect disparities. We need, however, to shift more aggressively to action informed by this research and develop deeper understandings of how to shape multilevel interventions, influenced by theories across multiple levels of the social-ecologic framework...
October 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926778/korean-immigrants-don-t-buy-health-insurance-the-influences-of-culture-on-self-employed-korean-immigrants-focusing-on-structure-and-functions-of-social-networks
#10
Hyunsung Oh, Chung Hyeon Jeong
Culture has been pinpointed as a culprit of disparities in health insurance coverage between Korean immigrants and other ethnic groups. This study explored specific mechanisms by which culture influences a decision to buy health insurance among self-employed Korean immigrants living in ethnic enclaves by focusing on the structure and functions of social networks. Between March and June 2015, we recruited 24 Korean immigrant adults (aged 18 or older) who identified as self-employed and being uninsured for substantial periods before 2014 in Southern California...
September 12, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926481/disparities-in-health-care-utilization-of-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injuries-are-related-to-insurance-race-and-ethnicity-a-systematic-review
#11
Shiyao Gao, Raj G Kumar, Stephen R Wisniewski, Anthony Fabio
OBJECTIVE: To characterize racial/ethnic and insurance disparities in the utilization of healthcare services among US adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: The PubMed database was used to search for articles that directly examined the association between race/ethnicity and insurance disparities and healthcare utilization among patients with TBI. Eleven articles that met the criteria and were published between June 2011 and June 2016 were finally included in the review...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926007/economics-for-assisting-policy-makers-to-take-decisions-about-new-and-endemic-diseases
#12
T E Carpenter
Animal health policy-makers are frequently faced with making decisions concerning the control and exclusion of diseases in livestock and wildlife populations. Economics is one of the tools they have to aid their decision-making. It can enable them to make objective decisions based on the expected costs and benefits of their policy. In addition, economics can help them determine both the distribution impact and the indirect impact of their decisions. However, economics is only one of many tools available to policy-makers, who also need to consider non-economic outcomes in their decision-making process...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925912/epidemiologic-features-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcus-infection-in-a-rural-hospital-6-year-retrospective-report-and-literature-review
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Kassandra Loewen, Natalie Bocking, Cai-Lei Matsumoto, Mike Kirlew, Len Kelly
INTRODUCTION: High rates of invasive group A Streptococcus disease were suspected by clinicians in northwestern Ontario. Patients with sepsis were being encountered with bacteremia positive for group A Streptococcus. This study was designed to assess the incidence of invasive group A Streptococcus infection in the region and provide best-practice treatment information. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) from 2009 to 2014 to examine rates of infection due to invasive group A Streptococcus and outcomes...
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925411/birthweight-and-cardiometabolic-risk-patterns-in-multiracial-children
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D Sun, T Wang, Y Heianza, T Huang, X Shang, J Lv, S Li, E Harville, W Chen, V Fonseca, L Qi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Prenatal growth, which is widely marked by birthweight, may have a pivotal role in affecting the lifelong risk of cardiometabolic disorders; however, comprehensive evaluation of its relations with childhood cardiometabolic risk patterns and the ethnic and gender disparities in national representative populations is still lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between birthweight and comprehensive patterns of cardiometabolic risk in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924725/hiv-viral-suppression-37-states-and-the-district-of-columbia-2014
#15
Kristen L Hess, H Irene Hall
Achieving viral suppression among HIV-positive persons is a critical component of HIV treatment and prevention, because it leads to improved health outcomes for the individual and reduced risk of HIV transmission. There is wide variation in viral suppression across jurisdictions, races/ethnicities, age groups, and transmission risk groups. This analysis uses HIV surveillance data to examine rates of viral suppression among people living with diagnosed HIV (PLWDH) in 38 jurisdictions with complete lab reporting...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924547/health-selection-into-neighborhoods-among-patients-enrolled-in-a-clinical-trial
#16
Mariana C Arcaya, Ruth L Coleman, Fahad Razak, Maria L Alva, Rury R Holman
Health selection into neighborhoods may contribute to geographic health disparities. We demonstrate the potential for clinical trial data to help clarify the causal role of health on locational attainment. We used data from the 20-year United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) to explore whether random assignment to intensive blood-glucose control therapy, which improved long-term health outcomes after median 10 years follow-up, subsequently affected what neighborhoods patients lived in. We extracted postcode-level deprivation indices for the 2710 surviving participants of UKPDS living in England at study end in 1996/1997...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923990/twenty-year-predictors-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-compared-with-coronary-heart-disease-in-the-scottish-heart-health-extended-cohort-shhec
#17
Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe, Sanne A E Peters, Mark Woodward, Allan D Struthers, Jill J F Belch
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affect different vascular territories. Supplementing baseline findings with assays from stored serum, we compared their 20-year predictors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomly recruited 15 737 disease-free men and women aged 30 to 75 years across Scotland between 1984 and 1995 and followed them through 2009 for death and hospital diagnoses. Of these, 3098 developed coronary heart disease (19...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923816/-finding-the-right-fit-rural-patient-preferences-for-fecal-immunochemical-test-fit-characteristics
#18
Robyn Pham, Suzanne Cross, Bianca Fernandez, Kathryn Corson, Kristen Dillon, Coco Yackley, Melinda M Davis
PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet 1 in 3 Americans have never been screened for CRC. Annual screening using fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) is often a preferred modality in populations experiencing CRC screening disparities. Although multiple studies evaluate the clinical effectiveness of FITs, few studies assess patient preferences toward kit characteristics. We conducted this community-led study to assess patient preferences for FIT characteristics and to use study findings in concert with clinical effectiveness data to inform regional FIT selection...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923665/psychological-buffers-against-poor-health-the-role-of-the-socioeconomic-environment
#19
REVIEW
Cynthia S Levine
Beliefs, emotions, and other psychological resources can protect physical health. Notably, however, the particular ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that are associated with better health can vary with one's socioeconomic status (SES). Those that are most protective reflect what is afforded in and valued by the context. Specifically, in higher SES environments, where people often have the resources to be independent and influence their own destinies, beliefs that reflect independence and a focus on the individual predict better health...
August 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923411/hormone-replacement-therapy-after-treatment-for-cervical-cancer-are-we-adhering-to-standard-of-care
#20
Lisa A Rauh, Aaron F Pannone, Leigh A Cantrell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bone care health maintenance practices for cervical cancer patients with iatrogenic menopause, and, secondarily, to investigate the potential impact of specific demographic and clinical factors. METHODS: Women diagnosed with iatrogenic menopause due to cervical cancer treatment between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2015 were identified from the University of Virginia's tumor registry...
September 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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