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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672341/cost-effectiveness-of-a-weight-management-program-implemented-in-the-worksite-translation-of-fuel-your-life
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Phaedra S Corso, Justin B Ingels, Heather M Padilla, Heather Zuercher, David M DeJoy, Robert J Vandenberg, Mark G Wilson
OBJECTIVE: Conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of the Fuel Your Life (FYL) program dissemination. METHODS: Employees were recruited from three workplaces randomly assigned to one of the conditions: telephone coaching, small group coaching, and self-study. Costs were collected prospectively during the efficacy trial. The main outcome measures of interest were weight loss and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). RESULTS: The phone condition was most costly ($601-$589/employee) and the self-study condition was least costly ($145-$143/employee)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671662/goal-setting-dynamics-that-facilitate-or-impede-a-client-centered-approach
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Dorothy Kessler, Ian Walker, Katrine Sauvé-Schenk, Mary Egan
BACKGROUND: Client-centred goal setting is central to the process of enabling occupation. Yet, there are multiple barriers to incorporating client-centred goal setting in practice. We sought to determine what might facilitate or impede the formation of client-centred goals in a context highly supportive of client-centred goal setting Methods: We used conversational analysis to examine goal-setting conversations that took place during a pilot trial of Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors...
April 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629182/psychosocial-stress-factors-including-the-relationship-with-the-coach-and-their-influence-on-acute-and-overuse-injury-risk-in-elite-female-football-players
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Anne Marte Pensgaard, Andreas Ivarsson, Agnethe Nilstad, Bård Erlend Solstad, Kathrin Steffen
Background: The relationship between specific types of stressors (eg, teammates, coach) and acute versus overuse injuries is not well understood. Objective: To examine the roles of different types of stressors as well as the effect of motivational climate on the occurrence of acute and overuse injuries. Methods: Players in the Norwegian elite female football league (n=193 players from 12 teams) participated in baseline screening tests prior to the 2009 competitive football season...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617337/the-coaching-on-lifestyle-cool-intervention-for-overweight-and-obesity-a-longitudinal-study-into-participants-lifestyle-changes
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Celeste van Rinsum, Sanne Gerards, Geert Rutten, Nicole Philippens, Ester Janssen, Bjorn Winkens, Ien van de Goor, Stef Kremers
Combined lifestyle interventions (CLIs) can be effective in reducing weight and improving lifestyle-related behaviours but it is unclear how CLIs can best be implemented in practice in order to achieve sustained lifestyle changes. The Coaching on Lifestyle programme (CooL) is a CLI in the Netherlands, in which professional lifestyle coaches counsel adults and children (and/or their parents) who are obese or at high risk of obesity to achieve a sustained healthier lifestyle. The CooL intervention consists of group and individual sessions addressing the topics of physical activity, dietary behaviours, sleep and stress...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593625/the-potential-and-challenges-of-digital-well-being-interventions-positive-technology-research-and-design-in-light-of-the-bitter-sweet-ambivalence-of-change
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Sarah Diefenbach
Along with the dissemination of technical assistance in nearly every part of life, there has been growing interest in the potential of technology to support well-being and human flourishing. "Positive technology" thereby takes the responsible role of a "digital coach," supporting people in achieving personal goals and behavior change. The design of such technology requires knowledge of different disciplines such as psychology, design and human-computer interaction. However, possible synergies are not yet used to full effect, and it needs common frameworks to support a more deliberate design of the "therapeutic interaction" mediated through technology...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551847/perspectives-of-youth-in-foster-care-on-essential-ingredients-for-promoting-self-determination-and-successful-transition-to-adult-life-my-life-model
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Laurie E Powers, Ann Fullerton, Jessica Schmidt, Sarah Geenen, Molly Oberweiser-Kennedy, JoAnn Dohn, May Nelson, Rosemary Iavanditti, Jennifer Blakeslee
Research clearly documents the serious challenges and poor outcomes experienced by many young people exiting foster care, as well as compounded disparities for the high percentage of youth in care who are identified with disabilities and/or mental health challenges. However, very little research has been conducted to specify or validate effective models for improving the transition trajectories of youth exiting care. Evidence suggests the My Life self-determination enhancement model offers a promising approach for supporting youths' self-determined and positive transition to adulthood...
February 2018: Children and Youth Services Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549215/development-of-an-intervention-to-stimulate-physical-activity-in-hard-to-reach-physically-disabled-people-and-design-of-a-pilot-implementation-an-intervention-mapping-approach
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Leonie A Krops, Rienk Dekker, Jan H B Geertzen, Pieter U Dijkstra
INTRODUCTION: Physically disabled people are less physically active compared with healthy people. Existing physical activity (PA) interventions are limited in reach, since they are primarily rehabilitation or school based. The current study aims to develop a community-based intervention for stimulating PA in hard-to-reach physically disabled people. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: To systematically develop a PA-stimulating intervention, intervention mapping (six steps) was applied...
March 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535560/age-of-peak-performance-in-50-km-ultramarathoners-is-it-older-than-in-marathoners
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Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle
Purpose: Despite the increasing popularity of 50-km ultramarathons during the last few years, only limited information is available regarding the trends in its performance and participation. The aim of the present study was to examine the age of peak running performance in female and male 50-km ultramarathoners using second-order nonlinear regression analyses. Methods: Data from 494,414 runners (124,045 women and 370,369 men) who finished a 50-km ultramarathon between 1975 to 2016 were analyzed...
2018: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526077/sex-differences-in-the-age-of-peak-marathon-race-time
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Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle
Recent studies showed that women were older than men when achieving their fastest marathon race time. These studies, however, investigated a limited sample of athletes. We investigated the age of peak marathon performance in a large sample of female and male marathon finishers by using data from all finishers. We analyzed the age of peak marathon performance in 1-year and 5-year age intervals of 451,637 runners (i.e. 168,702 women and 282,935 men) who finished the ‘New York City Marathon’ between 2006 and 2016, using analysis of variance and non-linear regression analysis...
March 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509890/long-term-outcome-of-a-mental-health-promotion-program-in-germany
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Lisa Lyssenko, Gerhard Müller, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Christian Schmahl, Mathias Berger, Georg Eifert, Alexander Kölle, Siegmar Nesch, Jutta Ommer-Hohl, Michael Wenner, Martin Bohus
Mental health promotion programs (MHP) seek to reduce sub-syndromal symptoms of mental distress and enhance positive mental health. This study evaluates the long-term effects of a mindfulness-based MHP program ('Life Balance') provided by health coaches in a multi-site field setting on mental distress, satisfaction with life and resilience. Using a controlled design, propensity score matching was used to select a control group for participants of the MHP. The total study sample (N = 3624) comprised 83% women, with a mean age of 50 years...
March 2, 2018: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505867/hombre-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-compare-two-approaches-to-weight-loss-for-overweight-and-obese-latino-men-hombres-con-opciones-para-mejorar-el-bienestar-y-bajar-el-riesgo-de-enfermedades-cr%C3%A3-nicas-men-with-choices-to-improve-well-being-and-decrease
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Lisa G Rosas, Nan Lv, Kristen M J Azar, Lan Xiao, Steven P Hooker, Megan A Lewis, Patricia Zavella, Elizabeth M Venditti, Jun Ma
Latino men bear a disproportionate burden of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However, limited behavioral lifestyle intervention research has focused on Latino men. This trial compares two approaches to weight loss for overweight and obese Latino men: 1) HOMBRE is a culturally adapted intervention that provides individual choice of either self-directed online videos, coach-facilitated in-person groups, and coach-facilitated online groups; and 2) a minimal intensity intervention that uses online videos with a coach available, if solicited by the participant...
March 2, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505795/psychoeducational-intervention-for-symptom-management-of-fatigue-pain-and-sleep-disturbance-cluster-among-cancer-patients-a-pilot-quasi-experimental-study
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Ly Thuy Nguyen, Kimberly Alexander, Patsy Yates
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of conducting a trial of a psycho-educational intervention involving the provision of tailored information and coaching to improve management of a cancer-related symptom cluster (fatigue, pain and sleep disturbance) and reduce symptom cluster impacts on patient health outcomes in the Vietnamese context, and to undertake a preliminary evaluation of the intervention. METHODS: A parallel-group single blind pilot quasi-experimental trial was conducted with 102 cancer patients in one Vietnamese hospital...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490832/gifts-in-health-crisis-the-use-of-health-coaching-to-create-opportunity-for-a-more-meaningful-life
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Theresa Nutt
The purpose of this article is to explore health coaching as an effective intervention in times of health crisis for patients, families, and health-care staff. The pause that a health crisis creates in the activities of normal life allows for deeper questions about a person's life to emerge. Health coaching provides a safe space for clients to engage with these life questions while facilitating a connection with their sense of personal empowerment and innate inner wisdom. The result is a more meaningful and resilient life despite the outcome of the health crisis...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473644/the-atrial-fibrillation-health-literacy-information-technology-system-pilot-assessment
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Jared W Magnani, Courtney L Schlusser, Everlyne Kimani, Bruce L Rollman, Michael K Paasche-Orlow, Timothy W Bickmore
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a highly prevalent heart rhythm condition that has significant associated morbidity and requires chronic treatment. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies have the potential to enhance multiple aspects of AF care, including education, monitoring of symptoms, and encouraging and tracking medication adherence. We have previously implemented and tested relational agents to improve outcomes in chronic disease and sought to develop a smartphone-based relational agent for improving patient-centered outcomes in AF...
July 2017: JMIR cardio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466377/understanding-the-psychiatric-effects-of-concussion-on-constructed-identity-in-hockey-players-implications-for-health-professionals
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Ryan Todd, Shree Bhalerao, Michael T Vu, Sophie Soklaridis, Michael D Cusimano
OBJECTIVE: The following study was undertaken to investigate the effect of concussion and psychiatric illness on athletes and their caregivers. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with 20 ice hockey stakeholders (17 men and 3 women) including minor and professional players, coaches, parents, and physicians were conducted over two years (2012-2014). These interviews were analyzed using grounded theory. RESULTS: From this analysis, a common biographical theme emerged whereby the subject's identity as a hockey player, constructed early in life over many years, was disrupted by concussion...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466343/addressing-cancer-pain-inequities-through-intervention
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Matthew S Lucas
The Power Over Pain-Coaching (POP-C) intervention was developed to improve functional status and decrease pain and pain-related distress among ambulatory African American patients with cancer. By bypassing the effects of disparities, the POP-C intervention may help to decrease suffering among African American patients with cancer pain; consequently, it contributes to improving quality of life and addressing social and other determinants of health among members of this population. 
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March 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463052/personalized-physical-activity-coaching-a-machine-learning-approach
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Talko B Dijkhuis, Frank J Blaauw, Miriam W van Ittersum, Hugo Velthuijsen, Marco Aiello
Living a sedentary lifestyle is one of the major causes of numerous health problems. To encourage employees to lead a less sedentary life, the Hanze University started a health promotion program. One of the interventions in the program was the use of an activity tracker to record participants' daily step count. The daily step count served as input for a fortnightly coaching session. In this paper, we investigate the possibility of automating part of the coaching procedure on physical activity by providing personalized feedback throughout the day on a participant's progress in achieving a personal step goal...
February 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449201/peer-coaching-through-mhealth-targeting-physical-activity-in-people-with-parkinson-disease-feasibility-study
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Cristina Colón-Semenza, Nancy K Latham, Lisa M Quintiliani, Terry D Ellis
BACKGROUND: Long-term engagement in exercise and physical activity mitigates the progression of disability and increases quality of life in people with Parkinson disease (PD). Despite this, the vast majority of individuals with PD are sedentary. There is a critical need for a feasible, safe, acceptable, and effective method to assist those with PD to engage in active lifestyles. Peer coaching through mobile health (mHealth) may be a viable approach. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a PD-specific peer coach training program and a remote peer-mentored walking program using mHealth technology with the goal of increasing physical activity in persons with PD...
February 15, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449200/mhealth-technology-and-nurse-health-coaching-to-improve-health-in-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sheridan Miyamoto, Madan Dharmar, Sarina Fazio, Yajarayma Tang-Feldman, Heather M Young
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, are the leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States. Current solutions focus primarily on diagnosis and pharmacological treatment, yet there is increasing evidence that patient-centered models of care are more successful in improving and addressing chronic disease outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the impact of a mobile health (mHealth) enabled nurse health coaching intervention on self-efficacy among adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus...
February 15, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425636/computerised-decision-support-in-physical-activity-interventions-a-systematic-literature-review
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Andreas Triantafyllidis, Dimitris Filos, Jomme Claes, Roselien Buys, Véronique Cornelissen, Evangelia Kouidi, Ioanna Chouvarda, Nicos Maglaveras
BACKGROUND: The benefits of regular physical activity for health and quality of life are unarguable. New information, sensing and communication technologies have the potential to play a critical role in computerised decision support and coaching for physical activity. OBJECTIVES: We provide a literature review of recent research in the development of physical activity interventions employing computerised decision support, their feasibility and effectiveness in healthy and diseased individuals, and map out challenges and future research directions...
March 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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