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Teresa Kisi Beyen, Abel Fikadu Dadi, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Niguse Yigzaw Muluneh, Telake Azale Bisetegn
BACKGROUND: Mental health is the greatest challenges for the current and future generations. Worldwide, out of the 66 million people suffering from depression; majority (85%) were from low and middle income countries. The prevalence was more common among the prisons population than the community. However, a worldwide consideration given to the problems is very low, particularly for prisoners. METHODS: To assess level of depression and associated factors among prisoners in prisons of Northwest Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, Institutional based cross sectional study was employed on 727 prisoners selected by multistage random sampling from three prisons of northwest Amhara...
January 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103638/music-interventions-for-acquired-brain-injury
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Wendy L Magee, Imogen Clark, Jeanette Tamplin, Joke Bradt
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, and sensory processing, and in emotional disturbances, which can severely reduce a survivor's quality of life. Music interventions have been used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions, and sensory perceptions. An update of the systematic review published in 2010 was needed to gauge the efficacy of music interventions in rehabilitation for people with ABI...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099036/another-generation-of-stigma-assessing-healthcare-student-perceptions-of-hiv-positive-patients-in-mwanza-tanzania
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Sahil Aggarwal, Debora H Lee, William B Minteer, Reece T H Fenning, Shella K Raja, Megan E Bernstein, Kaavya R Raman, Sean P Denny, Priya A Patel, Mark Lieber, Allison O Farfel, Catherine A Diamond
HIV-related stigma remains a persistent global health concern among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in developing nations. The literature is lacking in studies about healthcare students' perceptions of PLWA. This study is the first effort to understand stigmatizing attitudes toward HIV-positive patients by healthcare students in Mwanza, Tanzania, not just those who will be directly treating patients but also those who will be indirectly involved through nonclinical roles, such as handling patient specimens and private health information...
January 18, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040292/implementing-resistance-training-in-the-rehabilitation-of-coronary-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paul D Xanthos, Brett A Gordon, Michael I C Kingsley
BACKGROUND: Resistance training has demonstrated efficacy in cardiac rehabilitation programs, but the optimal prescription of resistance training is unknown. This systematic review with meta-analysis compared the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation consisting of resistance training either alone (RT) or in combination with aerobic training (CT) with aerobic training only (AT) on outcomes of physical function. Further, resistance training intensity and intervention duration were examined to identify if these factors moderate efficacy...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034356/improving-cancer-care-for-children-in-the-developing-world-challenges-and-strategies
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Zakiya Al Lamki
Cancer is a global health problem particularly in developing countries where the burden of cancer is ever increasing and claiming the lives of about 100,000 children under the age of 15 years every year. Majority of these occur in the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) where 90% of world children live. Contributing factors to this trend is the reduction of communicable diseases and emergence of new infections, improvement of nutrition and socio-economic conditions, industrialization and urbanization. However, due to its complexity, childhood cancer is given the least priority by the governments' funding...
December 30, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000926/virtual-reality-for-rehabilitation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Kim Dockx, Esther Mj Bekkers, Veerle Van den Bergh, Pieter Ginis, Lynn Rochester, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Anat Mirelman, Alice Nieuwboer
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is best managed by a combination of medication and regular physiotherapy. In this context, virtual reality (VR) technology is proposed as a new rehabilitation tool with a possible added value over traditional physiotherapy approaches. It potentially optimises motor learning in a safe environment, and by replicating real-life scenarios could help improve functional activities of daily living. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to summarise the current best evidence for the effectiveness of VR interventions for the rehabilitation of people with PD in comparison with 1) active interventions, and 2) passive interventions...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997537/patterns-and-determinants-of-care-seeking-for-antepartum-and-intrapartum-complications-in-rural-bangladesh-results-from-a-cohort-study
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Rasheda Khanam, Andreea A Creanga, Alain K Koffi, Dipak K Mitra, Arif Mahmud, Nazma Begum, Syed Mamun Ibne Moin, Malathi Ram, Md Abdul Quaiyum, Saifuddin Ahmed, Samir K Saha, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND: The burden of maternal complications during antepartum and intrapartum periods is high and care seeking from a trained provider is low, particularly in low middle income countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Identification of barriers to access to trained care and development of strategies to address them will contribute to improvements in maternal health. Using data from a community-based cohort of pregnant women, this study identified the prevalence of antepartum and intrapartum complications and determinants of care-seeking for these complications in rural Bangladesh...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973434/performance-evaluation-of-state-of-the-art-systems-for-physical-activity-classification-of-older-subjects-using-inertial-sensors-in-a-real-life-scenario-a-benchmark-study
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Muhammad Awais, Luca Palmerini, Alan K Bourke, Espen A F Ihlen, Jorunn L Helbostad, Lorenzo Chiari
The popularity of using wearable inertial sensors for physical activity classification has dramatically increased in the last decade due to their versatility, low form factor, and low power requirements. Consequently, various systems have been developed to automatically classify daily life activities. However, the scope and implementation of such systems is limited to laboratory-based investigations. Furthermore, these systems are not directly comparable, due to the large diversity in their design (e.g., number of sensors, placement of sensors, data collection environments, data processing techniques, features set, classifiers, cross-validation methods)...
December 11, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966009/-interventions-for-promoting-physical-activity-in-nursing-homes-systematic-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-universal-prevention
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C Wöhl, H Siebert, B Blättner
BACKGROUND: Among residents of nursing homes, physical activity might be beneficial in maintaining health-related quality of life because impairment is caused in particular by functional decline. The aim is the evaluation of the effectiveness of universal preventive interventions directed at increasing physical activity on activities of daily living in nursing home residents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant studies were identified through database searching in MEDLINE, the Cochrane library, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and PEDro...
December 13, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920508/impact-of-whole-body-electromyostimulation-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-older-women-with-sarcopenic-obesity-the-randomized-controlled-formosa-sarcopenic-obesity-study
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Katharina Wittmann, Cornel Sieber, Simon von Stengel, Matthias Kohl, Ellen Freiberger, Franz Jakob, Michael Lell, Klaus Engelke, Wolfgang Kemmler
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenic obesity (SO) is characterized by a combination of low muscle and high fat mass with an additive negative effect of both conditions on cardiometabolic risk. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) on the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in community-dwelling women aged ≥70 years with SO. METHODS: The study was conducted in an ambulatory university setting. Seventy-five community-dwelling women aged ≥70 years with SO living in Northern Bavaria, Germany, were randomly allocated to either 6 months of WB-EMS application with (WB-EMS&P) or without (WB-EMS) dietary supplementation (150 kcal/day, 56% protein) or a non-training control group (CG)...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918334/challenges-of-anesthesia-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-access-to-safe-obstetric-anesthesia-in-east-africa
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Isabella Epiu, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa, Cephas Mijumbi, Thomas M Chokwe, Edwin Lugazia, Francois Ndarugirire, Theogene Twagirumugabe, Gerald Dubowitz
BACKGROUND: The United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals targeted a 75% reduction in maternal mortality. However, in spite of this goal, the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births remains unacceptably high across Sub-Saharan Africa. Because many of these deaths could likely be averted with access to safe surgery, including cesarean delivery, we set out to assess the capacity to provide safe anesthetic care for mothers in the main referral hospitals in East Africa. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at 5 main referral hospitals in East Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903490/can-a-free-wearable-activity-tracker-change-behavior-the-impact-of-trackers-on-adults-in-a-physician-led-wellness-group
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Lisa Gualtieri, Sandra Rosenbluth, Jeffrey Phillips
BACKGROUND: Wearable activity trackers (trackers) are increasingly popular devices used to track step count and other health indicators. Trackers have the potential to benefit those in need of increased physical activity, such as adults who are older and face significant health challenges. These populations are least likely to purchase trackers and most likely to face challenges in using them, yet may derive educational, motivational, and health benefits from their use once these barriers are removed...
November 30, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893473/concurrent-training-promoted-sustained-anti-atherogenic-benefits-in-the-fasting-plasma-triacylglycerolemia-of-postmenopausal-women-at-1-year-follow-up
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Fabrício E Rossi, Tiego A Diniz, Ana Claudia S Fortaleza, Lucas M Neves, Malena R Picolo, Paula A Monteiro, Camila Buonani, Fábio S Lira, Ismael F Freitas
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of aerobic and concurrent training (aerobic plus strength training) on the lipid profiles of normotriacylglycerolemic and hypertriacylglycerolemic postmenopausal women and to verify whether the benefits of aerobic and concurrent training were sustained after 1 year. Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), Triacylglycerol (TAG) and glucose were assessed in 46 normotriacylglycerolemic (TAG<150 mg/dL) postmenopausal women divided into three groups: Aerobic Training (AT), Concurrent Training (CT) and a Control Group (CG)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887664/translating-sickle-cell-guidelines-into-practice-for-primary-care-providers-with-project-echo
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Lisa M Shook, Christina B Farrell, Karen A Kalinyak, Stephen C Nelson, Brandon M Hardesty, Angeli G Rampersad, Kay L Saving, Wanda J Whitten-Shurney, Julie A Panepinto, Russell E Ware, Lori E Crosby
BACKGROUND: Approximately 100,000 persons with sickle cell disease (SCD) live in the United States, including 15,000 in the Midwest. Unfortunately, many patients experience poor health outcomes due to limited access to primary care providers (PCPs) who are prepared to deliver evidence-based SCD care. Sickle Treatment and Outcomes Research in the Midwest (STORM) is a regional network established to improve care and outcomes for individuals with SCD living in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875777/does-pelvic-floor-muscle-contraction-early-after-delivery-cause-perineal-pain-in-postpartum-women
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Hedwig Neels, Stefan De Wachter, Jean-Jacques Wyndaele, Michel Wyndaele, Alexandra Vermandel
OBJECTIVE: Pelvic floor muscle training is effective and necessary in the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction during pregnancy and after childbirth. But because of the high prevalence of perineal pain observed in women after childbirth, many women and caregivers fear to start pelvic floor muscle training immediately after childbirth. However, it is unknown whether pelvic floor muscle contractions (PFMC) provoke perineal pain in women shortly after childbirth. Therefore, the main objective is to study whether PFMC performed immediately after childbirth is painful or not...
January 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853919/care-coordination-for-community-transitions-for-individuals-post-stroke-returning-to-low-resource-rural-communities
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Patrick Kitzman, Keisha Hudson, Violet Sylvia, Frances Feltner, Johnnie Lovins
High rates of hospital readmissions have been shown within 12 months post-discharge from inpatient rehabilitation following stroke. Multiple studies coupled with our previous work indicate a need for care support for stroke survivors' transitions to the community. The Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transitions (KC(3)T) program was developed to provide access to medical, social, and environmental services to support community transitions for individuals with neurological conditions and their caregivers living in Kentucky...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829445/improving-early-childhood-care-and-development-hiv-testing-treatment-and-support-and-nutrition-in-mokhotlong-lesotho-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark Tomlinson, Sarah Skeen, Marguerite Marlow, Lucie Cluver, Peter Cooper, Lynne Murray, Shoeshoe Mofokeng, Nathene Morley, Moroesi Makhetha, Sarah Gordon, Tonya Esterhuizen, Lorraine Sherr
BACKGROUND: Since 1990, the lives of 48 million children under the age of 5 years have been saved because of increased investments in reducing child mortality. However, despite these unprecedented gains, 250 million children younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) cannot meet their developmental potential due to poverty, poor health and nutrition, and lack of necessary stimulation and care. Lesotho has high levels of poverty, HIV, and malnutrition, all of which affect child development outcomes...
November 9, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819843/impact-of-functional-deficits-in-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-clinical-algorithm-to-predict-progression-to-dementia
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Davangere P Devanand, Xinhua Liu, Patrick J Brown
BACKGROUND: The utility of functional deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment is not established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 3886 individuals with mild cognitive impairment evaluated and followed at 34 National Alzheimer Coordinating Center sites, informant-reported Pfeffer Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) items associated with progression to dementia were derived in a training set (n=1943) and tested in the validation set (n=1943). RESULTS: In the training set, the optimal combination comprised 6 FAQ items (FAQ6): difficulties with finances (2 items), remembering events/appointments, playing games of skill, current events, and travel...
November 4, 2016: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799650/referral-patterns-of-community-health-workers-diagnosing-and-treating-malaria-cluster-randomized-trials-in-two-areas-of-high-and-low-malaria-transmission-in-southwestern-uganda
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Sham Lal, Richard Ndyomugenyi, Pascal Magnussen, Kristian S Hansen, Neal D Alexander, Lucy Paintain, Daniel Chandramohan, Siân E Clarke
Malaria-endemic countries have implemented community health worker (CHW) programs to provide malaria diagnosis and treatment to populations living beyond the reach of health systems. However, there is limited evidence describing the referral practices of CHWs. We examined the impact of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) on CHW referral in two cluster-randomized trials, one conducted in a moderate-to-high malaria transmission setting and one in a low-transmission setting in Uganda, between January 2010 and July 2012...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787334/temperate-performance-benefits-after-heat-but-not-combined-heat-and-hypoxic-training
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Erin L McCleave, Katie M Slattery, Rob Duffield, Philo U Saunders, Avish P Sharma, Stephen J Crowcroft, Aaron J Coutts
INTRODUCTION: Independent heat and hypoxic exposure can enhance temperate endurance performance in trained athletes, although their combined effects remain unknown. This study examined whether the addition of heat interval training during 'Live High, Train Low' (LHTL) hypoxic exposure would result in enhanced performance and physiological adaptations as compared to heat or temperate training. METHODS: Twenty-six well-trained runners completed three weeks of interval training assigned to one of three conditions: 1) LHTL hypoxic exposure plus heat training (H+H; 3000 m for 13 h·day, train at 33°C, 60% RH), 2) heat training with no hypoxic exposure (HOT, live at <600m and train at 33°C, 60% RH), or 3) temperate training with no hypoxic exposure (CONT; live at <600m and train at 14°C, 55% RH)...
October 27, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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