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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812834/cost-effectiveness-of-rural-incentive-packages-for-graduating-medical-students-in-lao-pdr
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Eric Keuffell, Wanda Jaskiewicz, Khampasong Theppanya, Kate Tulenko
BACKGROUND: The dearth of health workers in rural settings in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) and other developing countries limits healthcare access and outcomes. In evaluating non-wage financial incentive packages as a potential policy option to attract health workers to rural settings, understanding the expected costs and effects of the various programs ex ante can assist policy-makers in selecting the optimal incentive package. METHODS: We use discrete choice experiments (DCEs), costing analyses and recent empirical results linking health worker density and health outcomes to estimate the future location decisions of physicians and determine the cost-effectiveness of 15 voluntary incentives packages for new physicians in Lao PDR...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811733/community-partners-in-care-6-month-outcomes-of-two-quality-improvement-depression-care-interventions-in-male-participants
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Pratik Mehta, Anthony Brown, Bowen Chung, Felica Jones, Lingqi Tang, James Gilmore, Jeanne Miranda, Kenneth Wells
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist on approaches to improve depression services for men in under-resourced communities. This article explores this issue using a sub-analysis of male participants in Community Partners in Care (CPIC). DESIGN: Community partnered, cluster, randomized trial. SETTING: Hollywood-Metropolitan and South Los Angeles, California. PARTICIPANTS: 423 adult male clients with modified depression (PHQ-8 score≥10)...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811271/-am-i-normal-the-wishes-of-patients-with-lymphoma-to-compare-their-patient-reported-outcomes-with-those-of-their-peers
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Simone Oerlemans, Lindy P Arts, Nicole J Horevoorts, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse
BACKGROUND: Providing feedback to patients on their patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can help patients in monitoring their functioning and symptoms and may help empower them. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate whether patients with lymphoma wished to receive PRO feedback, including the option to compare their scores with those of their peers, and how this feedback was evaluated. METHODS: We invited 64 patients participating in a lymphoma cohort who were eligible for a follow-up questionnaire and gave them the option to receive PRO feedback...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811073/quality-of-life-of-people-living-with-hiv-compared-with-that-of-the-general-population-in-japan
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Shinichi Hikasa, Shota Shimabukuro, Kyoko Hideta, Norihiro Kuroda, Satoshi Higasa, Akihiro Sawada, Tazuko Tokugawa, Asuka Ikegami, Asuna Kotani, Takeshi Kimura
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of people living with HIV (PLWH) in Japan. METHODS: A cross-sectional comparative study was conducted between June and December 2016 on PLWH. HRQOL was assessed using the Japanese version of the Short Form-36 Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36), and the three-component model of SF-36 scores was used. The values from the present study were compared with the published general Japanese values. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify the independent factors associated with the HRQOL of PLWH...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810979/women-veterans-a-population-at-risk-for-fibromyalgia-the-associations-between-fibromyalgia-symptoms-and-quality-of-life
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Rita F D'Aoust, Alicia Gill Rossiter, Amanda Elliott, Ming Ji, Cecile Lengacher, Maureen Groer
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Federal Health Care recently published an executive summary from a round table discussion indicating that active duty and retired female military personnel are at high risk for adverse health outcomes unique to military service including complications related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), unreported sexual trauma, and musculoskeletal problems. In 2008, the Institute of Medicine began to review, evaluate, and summarize the literature on health outcomes in Gulf War-deployed and found sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with PTSD and suggestive evidence of an association with fibromyalgia (FM)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810965/the-benefits-and-risks-of-energy-drinks-in-young-adults-and-military-service-members
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Julianne Manchester, Inbal Eshel, Donald W Marion
INTRODUCTION: Energy drinks (EDs) have become an integral part of the young adult, athletic, and military culture. Many athletes are convinced that EDs enhance performance, and service members as well as college students frequently use EDs as stimulants to counter sleep deprivation, or to improve academic performance. However, concerns have been raised by some military leaders about potential adverse effects of EDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A needs assessment survey of a convenience sample of military health care providers was conducted and identified EDs as a top knowledge need for those providers working in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810962/association-between-alcohol-craving-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-veterans-with-co-occurring-conditions
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Amy A Herrold, Theresa L-B Pape, Xue Li, Neil Jordan
BACKGROUND: Probable alcohol use disorder (AUD), mental health disorders (MHDs), and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are endemic among U.S. Veterans of the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Previous research demonstrates that recent Veterans with AUD and MHD both with and without mTBI (MHD ± mTBI) self-report higher alcohol craving levels relative to Veterans with AUD only. Since it is unknown if alcohol craving negatively impacts health-related quality of life (HRQOL), the purpose of this study is to identify and describe the relationship between alcohol craving and HRQOL for recent Veterans with AUD alone and those with AUD and co-occurring conditions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810475/hiv-symptom-management-self-efficacy-mediates-the-relationship-of-internalized-stigma-and-quality-of-life-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-china
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Guangyu Zhou, Xiaoming Li, Shan Qiao, Zhiyong Shen, Yuejiao Zhou
HIV-related stigma negatively influences quality of life among people living with HIV. Little is known about psychological protective factors that mitigate negative impacts. This study aims to examine the role of self-efficacy in reducing effects of stigma on quality of life. A total of 2987 people living with HIV (age: M = 42.46 years, SD = 12.83; time since diagnosis: M = 3.23 years, SD = 2.39) provided data on internalized stigma, HIV symptom management self-efficacy, and health-related quality of life, as well as covariates...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810471/gay-men-s-experiences-with-prostate-cancer-implications-for-future-research
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Michael A Hoyt, David M Frost, Eric Cohn, Brett M Millar, Michael A Diefenbach, Tracey A Revenson
Gay men's experiences with prostate cancer and its impact on health-related quality of life are poorly understood. This qualitative study explored gay men's experience with prostate cancer with a focus on the emotional, physical, and sexual impact of cancer; support needs; and healthcare interactions. Three semi-structured focus groups of gay men with prostate cancer were conducted. A conventional content analytic approach was used to identify six primary content areas that described poignant aspects of the men's experience with prostate cancer: minority stress, intimacy and sexuality concerns, impact on life outlook, healthcare experiences, social support and the gay community, and intersectional identities...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810436/employment-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-analytic-review-of-psychological-correlates
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Diana S Dorstyn, Rachel M Roberts, Gregory Murphy, Rebecca Haub
The association between employment and psychological health in adults with multiple sclerosis was examined ( N = 33 studies). Standardised mean differences (Hedges' g) between those employed and those not in the workforce were calculated. Employed peers reported significantly greater quality of life and mood, cited fewer work and multiple sclerosis-related difficulties and were more likely to adopt problem-focused coping strategies, considered to be more effective in managing specific stressors. These data are consistent with the positive by-products of maintaining work with multiple sclerosis...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810387/the-mediating-role-of-resilience-in-the-relationship-between-personality-and-adjustment-to-disease-in-patients-with-a-drainage-enterostomy
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María Dolores Temprado, Sonia Agut, Eladio Collado
An understanding of what variables are involved in a better adjustment to chronic disease makes it possible to implement more suitable community healthcare interventions. It also allows the design of educational programmes aimed at increasing the independence of these patients, thereby enabling them to achieve a better health status. Both the personality and the resilience of the patient have been shown to play an important role in the process of adjusting to the new living conditions that result from having a chronic disease...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810375/processes-of-change-in-quality-of-life-weight-self-stigma-body-mass-index-and-emotional-eating-after-an-acceptance-mindfulness-and-compassion-based-group-intervention-kg-free-for-women-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Lara Palmeira, Marina Cunha, José Pinto-Gouveia
This study examined the effectiveness of Kg-Free: an acceptance-, mindfulness- and compassion-based group intervention for women with overweight and obesity at post-treatment and 3-month follow-up and explored the psychological processes that underlie changes in quality of life, weight self-stigma, body mass index and emotional eating at post-treatment. Overall, 53 women completed Kg-Free. At post-treatment and 3-month follow-up, participants reported increased quality of life, mindfulness and self-compassion abilities and decreased weight self-stigma, emotional eating, shame, weight-related experiential avoidance, self-criticism and body mass index...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810276/-home-mechanical-ventilation-concepts-and-therapy-recommendations
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Sarah Bettina Schwarz, Friederike Sophie Magnet, Bernd Schönhofer, Wolfram Windisch
The prognosis of patients receiving home mechanical ventilation is very heterogeneous and depends on the underlying disease, the degree of respiratory dependency and the comorbidities. Due to the severe chronic diseases, the initiation of a long-term NIV must be done during an inpatient treatment. Two recently published randomized controlled trials using more aggressive forms of NPPV targeted at normalizing hypercapnic PaCO2 values, showed improved long term survival also in patients with an underlying diagnosis of COPD...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809993/adalimumab-in-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-a-clinical-guide
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Jashin J Wu, W C Valdecantos
<p>Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory disease that manifests itself as lesions on the skin, which greatly impacts the physical and psychological wellbeing of those affected. The current goal of treatment in psoriasis is to improve the signs and symptoms of disease, whilst minimizing the burden of disease on patient health-related quality of life. Psoriasis can also be associated with other comorbidities such as joint disease, cardiovascular disease, and depression, which can add to the complexity of treatment...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809752/association-of-obesity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-iranian-children-and-adolescents-the-weight-disorders-survey-of-the-caspian-iv-study
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Silva Hovsepian, Mostafa Qorbani, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Aryan Madady, Morteza Mansourian, Armita Mahdavi Gorabi, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: Considering the role of different ethnical, cultural and geographical factors in health related quality of life (HRQOL) as well as the perception of different populations regarding various weight disorders, we aimed to evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) and HRQOL in Iranian children and adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was part of the Weight Disorders Survey of the CASPIAN-IV study. During this study, students aged 6-18 years from urban and rural areas of 30 provinces of Iran were selected...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809652/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-caregivers-of-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-related-major-neurocognitive-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Catherine Verrier Piersol, Kerry Canton, Susan E Connor, Ilana Giller, Stacy Lipman, Suzanne Sager
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the evidence review was to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related major neurocognitive disorders that facilitate the ability to maintain participation in the caregiver role. METHOD: Scientific literature published in English between January 2006 and April 2014 was reviewed. Databases included MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, OTseeker, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809610/phase-iii-study-comparing-a-reduced-dose-of-cabazitaxel-20-mg-m-2-and-the-currently-approved-dose-25-mg-m-2-in-postdocetaxel-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-proselica
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Mario Eisenberger, Anne-Claire Hardy-Bessard, Choung Soo Kim, Lajos Géczi, Daniel Ford, Loïc Mourey, Joan Carles, Phillip Parente, Albert Font, Gabriel Kacso, Mustapha Chadjaa, Wenping Zhang, John Bernard, Johann de Bono
Purpose Cabazitaxel 25 mg/m(2) (C25) significantly improved overall survival (OS) versus mitoxantrone ( P < .001) in postdocetaxel patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in the phase III TROPIC study. The phase III PROSELICA study ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01308580) assessed the noninferiority of cabazitaxel 20 mg/m(2) (C20) versus C25 in postdocetaxel patients with mCRPC. Methods Patients were stratified by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, measurability of disease per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), and region, and randomly assigned to receive C20 or C25...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809480/rapid-life-cycle-impact-screening-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Runsheng Song, Arturo A Keller, Sangwon Suh
The number of chemicals in the market is rapidly increasing, while our understanding of the life-cycle impacts of these chemicals lags considerably. To address this, we developed deep Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models to estimate life-cycle impacts of chemicals. Using molecular structure information, we trained multilayer ANNs for life-cycle impacts of chemicals using six impact categories, including cumulative energy demand, global warming (IPCC 2007), acidification (TRACI), human health (Impact2000+), ecosystem quality (Impact2000+), and eco-indicator 99 (I,I, total)...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809377/health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-zygomatic-fracture
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L Kaukola, J Snäll, R Roine, H Sintonen, H Thorén
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) before and after surgical treatment of zygomatic complex fracture and assess patients' perceptions of the aesthetic and functional outcomes of surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of 79 adult patients before and after surgery for zygomatic complex fracture was conducted. HRQoL was measured using the generic 15-dimensional (15D) instrument, and patient satisfaction was assessed by an additional questionnaire...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807742/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-dynesys-dynamic-stabilization-versus-instrumented-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-lumbar-spine-diseases
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Kan Liu, Wei Sun, Qiang Lu, Jiying Chen, Jiaguang Tang
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic chronic low back and leg pain resulting from lumbar spine degenerative disorders is highly prevalent in China, and for some patients, surgery is the final option for improvement. Several techniques for spinal non-fusion have been introduced to reduce the side-effects of fusion methods and hasten postoperative recovery. In this study, the authors have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of Dynesys posterior dynamic stabilization system (DY) compared with lumbar fusion techniques in the treatment of single-level degenerative lumbar spinal conditions...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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