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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815974/health-promotion-in-fiji-is-it-feasible-in-the-emergency-department
#1
Anne Creaton, Jackie Holt
OBJECTIVES: Complications of diabetes, hypertension and asthma are commonly seen in EDs in Fiji. Time spent in the ED offers an opportunity for health promotion activities. The aim of the intervention was to provide information on diabetes, hypertension and asthma to patients in the ED. The aim of the project was to determine whether such an intervention could be implemented using public health students. The aim of this paper is to document the experiences of those who delivered and supervised the intervention...
August 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801949/the-relationship-between-learning-mathematics-and-general-cognitive-ability-in-primary-school
#2
Richard Cowan, Jane Hurry, Emily Midouhas
Three relationships between learning mathematics and general cognitive ability have been hypothesized: The educational hypothesis that learning mathematics develops general cognitive skills, the psychometric hypothesis that differences in general cognitive ability cause differences in mathematical attainment, and the reciprocal influence hypothesis that developments in mathematical ability and general cognitive ability influence each other. These hypotheses are assessed with a sample of 948 children from the Twins Early Development Study who were assessed at 7, 9, and 10 years on mathematics, English, and general cognitive ability...
August 12, 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800268/asthma-management-experiences-of-australians-who-are-native-arabic-speakers
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Reem Alzayer, Betty Chaar, Iman Basheti, Bandana Saini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the asthma management experiences of people with asthma within the Arabic-speaking community in Australia. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews guided by a schedule of questions were conducted with 25 Arabic-speaking women with asthma/carer of a child with asthma, recruited from medical practices and community centers in Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Twenty-five Arabic-speaking participants with asthma or caring for those with asthma were interviewed...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782004/second-flexner-century-the-democratization-of-medical-knowledge-repurposing-a-general-pathology-course-into-multigrade-level-gateway-courses
#4
Ronald S Weinstein, Amy L Waer, John B Weinstein, Margaret M Briehl, Michael J Holcomb, Kristine A Erps, Angelette L Holtrust, Julie M Tomkins, Gail P Barker, Elizabeth A Krupinski
Starting in 1910, the "Flexner Revolution" in medical education catalyzed the transformation of the US medical education enterprise from a proprietary medical school dominated system into a university-based medical school system. In the 21st century, what we refer to as the "Second Flexner Century" shifts focus from the education of medical students to the education of the general population in the "4 health literacies." Compared with the remarkable success of the first Flexner Revolution, retrofitting medical science education into the US general population today, starting with K-12 students, is a more daunting task...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750907/barriers-to-technology-use-among-older-heart-failure-individuals-in-managing-their-symptoms-after-hospital-discharge
#5
Linda Nguyen, Karim Keshavjee, Norm Archer, Christopher Patterson, Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Catherine Demers
BACKGROUND: In North America, heart failure (HF) is the leading cause for hospital readmission. Supportive technology, such as computers and tablets, could potentially assist patients with self-care to manage their condition after hospital discharge; however, older individuals have difficulties in adopting technology to manage their condition. METHOD: This study used a mixed methods design to identify barriers to technology use in HF self-care. In the qualitative phase, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 HF patients and 10 informal caregivers or care partners (CP)...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747157/oral-health-literacy-and-oral-health-outcomes-in-an-adult-population-in-brazil
#6
Marília Jesus Batista, Herenia Procopio Lawrence, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between critical and communicative oral health literacy (OHL) and oral health outcomes (status, oral health-related quality of life and practices) in adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined a household probability sample of 248 adults, representing 149,635 residents (20-64 years old) in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil. Clinical oral health and socioeconomic and demographic data, as well as data on oral health-related quality of life (OHIP-14) and health practices were collected...
July 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742675/committee-opinion-no-710-counseling-adolescents-about-contraception
#7
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Modern contraceptives are very effective when used correctly and, thus, effective counseling regarding contraceptive options and provision of resources to increase access are key components of adolescent health care. Regardless of a patient's age or previous sexual activity, the obstetrician-gynecologist routinely should address her contraceptive needs, expectations, and concerns. Obstetrician-gynecologists should be aware of and be prepared to address the most common misperceptions about contraceptive methods in a way that is age appropriate and compatible with the patient's health literacy...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742669/committee-opinion-no-710-summary-counseling-adolescents-about-contraception
#8
(no author information available yet)
Modern contraceptives are very effective when used correctly and, thus, effective counseling regarding contraceptive options and provision of resources to increase access are key components of adolescent health care. Regardless of a patient's age or previous sexual activity, the obstetrician-gynecologist routinely should address her contraceptive needs, expectations, and concerns. Obstetrician-gynecologists should be aware of and be prepared to address the most common misperceptions about contraceptive methods in a way that is age appropriate and compatible with the patient's health literacy...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741283/caring-for-young-children-with-asthma-perspectives-from-urban-community-health-centers
#9
Ellen Childs, Margaret A Laws, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Anjali Nath, Margaret J Reid, Megan Sandel, Robyn T Cohen
Asthma disproportionately affects low-income, minority youth, with notable disparities among children <5 years of age. Understanding the perceptions of urban community health centers (CHCs) regarding treating young children with asthma could improve care for these patients. This study uses data from semi-structured focus groups with staff from eight urban CHCs. Themes emerged in three domains. Within the parent/family domain, providers noted low rates of follow-up visits, low health literacy, and-for young children specifically-misunderstanding about the diagnosis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739657/parental-management-of-discharge-instructions-a-systematic-review
#10
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Alexander F Glick, Jonathan S Farkas, Joseph Nicholson, Benard P Dreyer, Melissa Fears, Christopher Bandera, Tanya Stolper, Nicole Gerber, H Shonna Yin
CONTEXT: Parents often manage complex instructions when their children are discharged from the inpatient setting or emergency department (ED); misunderstanding instructions can put children at risk for adverse outcomes. Parents' ability to manage discharge instructions has not been examined before in a systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature related to parental management (knowledge and execution) of inpatient and ED discharge instructions...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736733/a-model-for-mhealth-skills-training-for-clinicians-meeting-the-future-now
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Donna J Slovensky, Donna M Malvey, Alexis R Neigel
We describe the current state of mHealth skills acquisition, education, and training available to clinical professionals in educational programs. We discuss how telemedicine experienced exponential growth due in large part to the ubiquity of the mobile phone. An outcome of this unprecedented growth has been the emergence of the need for technology skills training programs for clinicians that address extant curricula gaps. We propose a model to guide the development of future training programs that incorporate effective training strategies across five domains: (I) digital communication skills; (II) technology literacy and usage skills; (III) deploying telehealth products and services; (VI) regulatory and compliance issues; and (V) telehealth business case...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735276/mental-health-literacy-in-primary-care-canadian-research-and-education-for-the-advancement-of-child-health-canreach
#12
Eden S N McCaffrey, Samuel Chang, Geraldine Farrelly, Abdul Rahman, David Cawthorpe
The effectiveness of a continuing education programme in paediatric psychopharmacology designed for primary healthcare providers was objectively measured based on the assumption that training would lead to measurable changes in referral patterns and established clinical measures of referred patients. Using established, valid and reliable measures of clinical urgency embedded in to a regional healthcare system since 2002, the referrals to child and adolescent psychiatric services of physicians who participated in the training (n=99) were compared pretraining and post-training, and to non-participating/untrained referring physicians (n=7753) making referrals over the same time period...
July 22, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708571/monitoring-screen-use-a-qualitative-exploration-of-family-strategies-in-swiss-homes
#13
Claire Piguet, Yara Barrense-Dias, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Joan-Carles Suris
Background Digital technologies make family managing more complicated, as parents are worried about their children's well-being and want to protect them from excessive Internet use. Objective The objective of this study was to investigate both youths' and parents' views on strategies and rules set at home to regulate and monitor Internet use. Subjects Thirty-five adolescents (19 females), aged between 11 and 18 years, and 27 parents (17 mothers) from the French-speaking part of Switzerland participated in different focus groups...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691732/prereader-to-beginning-reader-changes-induced-by-reading-acquisition-in-print-and-speech-brain-networks
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Katarzyna Chyl, Bartosz Kossowski, Agnieszka Dębska, Magdalena Łuniewska, Anna Banaszkiewicz, Agata Żelechowska, Stephen J Frost, William Einar Mencl, Marek Wypych, Artur Marchewka, Kenneth R Pugh, Katarzyna Jednoróg
BACKGROUND: Literacy acquisition is a demanding process that induces significant changes in the brain, especially in the spoken and written language networks. Nevertheless, large-scale paediatric fMRI studies are still limited. METHODS: We analyzed fMRI data to show how individual differences in reading performance correlate with brain activation for speech and print in 111 children attending kindergarten or first grade and examined group differences between a matched subset of emergent-readers and prereaders...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690734/individual-and-socioeconomic-factors-associated-with-childhood-immunization-coverage-in-nigeria
#15
Obinna Oleribe, Vibha Kumar, Adebowale Awosika-Olumo, Simon David Taylor-Robinson
INTRODUCTION: Immunization is the world's most successful and cost-effective public health intervention as it prevents over 2 million deaths annually. However, over 2 million deaths still occur yearly from Vaccine preventable diseases, the majority of which occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria is a major contributor of global childhood deaths from VPDs. Till date, Nigeria still has wild polio virus in circulation. The objective of this study was to identify the individual and socioeconomic factors associated with immunization coverage in Nigeria through a secondary dataset analysis of Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), 2013...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676467/the-rules-of-engagement-perspectives-on-secure-messaging-from-experienced-ambulatory-patient-portal-users
#16
Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Jeanette Schnierle, Hannah Florian, Aradhna Agarwal, Kristen Rundell, Ann Scheck McAlearney
BACKGROUND: Patient portals have shown promise in engaging individuals in self-management of chronic conditions by allowing patients to input and track health information and exchange secure electronic messages with their providers. Past studies have identified patient barriers to portal use including usability issues, low health literacy, and concerns about loss of personal contact as well as provider concerns such as increased time spent responding to messages. However, to date, studies of both patient and provider perspectives on portal use have focused on the pre-implementation or initial implementation phases and do not consider how these issues may change as patients and providers gain greater experience with portals...
July 4, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672376/cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-computer-assisted-intervention-delivered-by-educators-for-children-with-speech-sound-disorders
#17
Sharynne McLeod, Elise Baker, Jane McCormack, Yvonne Wren, Sue Roulstone, Kathryn Crowe, Sarah Masso, Paul White, Charlotte Howland
Purpose: The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of computer-assisted input-based intervention for children with speech sound disorders (SSD). Method: The Sound Start Study was a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Seventy-nine early childhood centers were invited to participate, 45 were recruited, and 1,205 parents and educators of 4- and 5-year-old children returned questionnaires. Children whose parents and educators had concerns about speech were assessed (n = 275); 132 children who were identified with phonological pattern-based errors underwent additional assessment...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661956/emergent-literacy-in-thai-preschoolers-a-preliminary-study
#18
Ramorn Yampratoom, Nawarat Aroonyadech, Nichara Ruangdaraganon, Rawiwan Roongpraiwan, Jariya Kositprapa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate emergent literacy skills, including phonological awareness when presented with an initial phoneme-matching task and letter knowledge when presented with a letter-naming task in Thai preschoolers, and to identify key factors associated with those skills. METHODS: Four hundred twelve typically developing children in their final kindergarten year were enrolled in this study. Their emergent reading skills were measured by initial phoneme-matching and letter-naming tasks...
July 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657256/chronic-disease-management-the-patient-s-perspective
#19
K Browne, D Divilly, M McGarry, C Sweeney, M E Kelly
A paucity of data exists on Irish patients' perspective of chronic disease management. This study explores patients' views on what is the most appropriate setting for their chronic disease management, the advantages and disadvantages of these settings, and where they get information on their condition. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were carried out with 24 patients. Three main themes emerged: Current Care Model, Health Literacy and Treatment Burden. Patients believe that the GP-patient relationship plays a pivotal role in the provision of chronic disease management...
February 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654646/developing-and-validating-a-scale-to-measure-food-and-nutrition-literacy-fnlit-in-elementary-school-children-in-iran
#20
Aazam Doustmohammadian, Nasrin Omidvar, Nastaran Keshavarz-Mohammadi, Morteza Abdollahi, Maryam Amini, Hassan Eini-Zinab
BACKGROUND: Food and nutrition literacy is an emerging term which is increasingly used in policy and research. Though research in this area is growing, progression is limited by the lack of an accepted method to measure food and nutrition literacy. The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess food and nutrition literacy in elementary school children in the city of Tehran. METHODS: The study was conducted in three phases. To develop Food and Nutrition Literacy (FNLIT) questionnaire, a comprehensive literature review and a qualitative study were initially performed to identify food and nutrition literacy dimensions and its components...
2017: PloS One
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