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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345724/effects-of-cognitive-training-on-cognition-and-quality-of-life-of-older-persons-with-dementia
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Eeva-Liisa Kallio, Hannareeta Öhman, Marja Hietanen, Helena Soini, Timo E Strandberg, Hannu Kautiainen, Kaisu H Pitkälä
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of cognitive training on cognition and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in community-dwelling persons with dementia. DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled trial with 3- and 9-month follow-up. SETTING: Adult day care centers in Helsinki, Finland. PARTICIPANTS: Older individuals with mild to moderate dementia living at home and attending adult day care twice a week (N = 147; mean age 83, 72% female, 63% at mild stage of dementia)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345633/impacts-of-an-exercise-program-and-motivational-telephone-counseling-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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JuHee Lee, MoonKi Choi, Yonju Yoo, Sangwoo Ahn, Justin Y Jeon, Ji Young Kim, Ji Yong Byun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the effects of group exercise and telephone counseling on physical and psychosocial health in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: This was a quasiexperimental study with a nonequivalent control group. METHODS: This study took place in Seoul, South Korea. Twenty-two and 20 subjects participated in the intervention and comparison groups, respectively. The intervention group performed group exercises twice a week and received motivational telephone counseling every 2 weeks for 12 weeks...
November 14, 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345602/the-mental-health-of-adolescents-and-pre-adolescents-living-with-inherited-arrhythmia-syndromes-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Patricia E Longmuir, Margaret Sampson, Jennifer Ham, Makenzie Weekes, Bhavika J Patel, Robert M Gow
Potentially fatal arrhythmias add to the mental health challenges of adolescence. This systematic review sought to summarise current knowledge regarding the mental health of adolescents and pre-adolescents diagnosed with inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Searches combining psychological problems with inherited cardiac arrhythmia diagnoses identified 16 studies with paediatric (<18 years) inherited arrhythmia patients. All studies were cross-sectional; 8/16 required an implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
January 18, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345180/depression-among-caregivers-of-patients-with-dementia
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Abdullelah S Alfakhri, Ahmed W Alshudukhi, Ali A Alqahtani, Abdulrahman M Alhumaid, Omer A Alhathlol, Abdullah I Almojali, Muteb A Alotaibi, Meshal K Alaqeel
We aimed to assess depressive symptoms in caregivers of patients with dementia, taking into account variables such as severity of dementia, sex, age, and financial state of the patient. We recruited 222 caregivers of patients with dementia from King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Alzheimer's Disease Association, and online, from February to June 2017, and employed the Patient Health Questionnaire to assess depression, and the Blessed Dementia Scale to assess severity of dementia. The prevalence of clinical depression among the caregivers was 14...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344938/a-clinical-audit-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-uterine-artery-embolisation-for-symptomatic-adenomyosis-results-in-117-women
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Eisen Liang, Bevan Brown, Maxim Rachinsky
BACKGROUND: Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) is a possible uterine-sparing treatment option for women with unsuccessful conservative management for adenomyosis-related heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and dysmenorrhoea. AIM: To conduct a clinical audit on the efficacy and safety of UAE for symptomatic adenomyosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 309 women who underwent UAE identified 117 women with magnetic resonance imaging features of adenomyosis (junctional zone thickness ≥ 12 mm)...
January 18, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344360/validity-reliability-and-norwegian-adaptation-of-the-stroke-specific-quality-of-life-ss-qol-scale
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Synne Garder Pedersen, Guri Anita Heiberg, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Oddgeir Friborg, Henriette Holm Stabel, Audny Anke, Cathrine Arntzen
Background: There is a paucity of stroke-specific instruments to assess health-related quality of life in the Norwegian language. The objective was to examine the validity and reliability of a Norwegian version of the 12-domain Stroke-Specific Quality of Life scale. Methods: A total of 125 stroke survivors were prospectively recruited. Questionnaires were administered at 3 months; 36 test-retests were performed at 12 months post stroke. The translation was conducted according to guidelines...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344327/secukinumab-a-review-of-the-anti-il-17a-biologic-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
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REVIEW
Jillian Frieder, Dario Kivelevitch, Alan Menter
Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with numerous comorbidities and a profound impact on patients' quality of life. While its complex immune pathogenesis is still not fully delineated, current evidence supports a fundamental role of the T-helper-17 (TH-17) pathway and its related interleukin-17 (IL-17) cytokine. Thus, new antipsoriatic therapies have been developed to block this key cytokine and its downstream effects. Secukinumab is a fully humanized, monoclonal anti-IL-17A antibody, and the first in its class to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344034/socio-demographic-determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study-tlgs
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Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Sepideh Bakht, Zeinab Shayeghian, Leila Cheraghi, Fereidoun Azizi
Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multi-dimensional concept that is affected by different variables. A large body of evidence shows that socio-demographic factors have a significant influence on HRQOL. When considering differences in cultural contexts and social values of various countries and the lack of evidence regarding socio-demographic determinants of HRQOL among the Iranian general population, it is important to verify the main socio-demographic determinants of HRQOL in an urban Iranian population...
October 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343837/neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-expert-review-from-the-late-effects-and-quality-of-life-working-committee-of-the-cibmtr-and-complications-and-quality-of-life-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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REVIEW
David Buchbinder, Debra Lynch Kelly, Rafael F Duarte, Jeffery J Auletta, Neel Bhatt, Michael Byrne, Zachariah DeFilipp, Melissa Gabriel, Anuj Mahindra, Maxim Norkin, Helene Schoemans, Ami J Shah, Ibrahim Ahmed, Yoshiko Atsuta, Grzegorz W Basak, Sara Beattie, Sita Bhella, Christopher Bredeson, Nancy Bunin, Jignesh Dalal, Andrew Daly, James Gajewski, Robert Peter Gale, John Galvin, Mehdi Hamadani, Robert J Hayashi, Kehinde Adekola, Jason Law, Catherine J Lee, Jane Liesveld, Adriana K Malone, Arnon Nagler, Seema Naik, Taiga Nishihori, Susan K Parsons, Angela Scherwath, Hannah-Lise Schofield, Robert Soiffer, Jeff Szer, Ida Twist, Anne B Warwick, Baldeep M Wirk, Jean Yi, Minoo Battiwalla, Mary D E Flowers, Bipin Savani, Bronwen E Shaw
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a potentially curative treatment for children and adults with malignant and non-malignant diseases. Despite increasing survival rates, long-term morbidity following HCT is substantial. Neurocognitive dysfunction is a serious cause of morbidity, yet little is known about neurocognitive dysfunction following HCT. To address this gap, collaborative efforts of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation undertook an expert review of neurocognitive dysfunction following HCT...
January 17, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343461/effects-of-psychiatric-comorbidity-in-immune-mediated-inflammatory-disease-protocol-for-a-prospective-study
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Lesley Graff, John R Walker, John D Fisk, Scott B Patten, Carol A Hitchon, Lisa M Lix, James Bolton, Jitender Sareen, Alan Katz, Lindsay I Berrigan, James J Marriott, Alexander Singer, Renée El-Gabalawy, Christine A Peschken, Ryan Zarychanski, Charles N Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID), such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are highly prevalent in Canada and the United States and result in substantial personal and societal burden. The prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities, primarily depression and anxiety, in IMID exceeds those in the general population by two- to threefold, but remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, the effects of psychiatric comorbidity on IMID are not well understood...
January 17, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343291/trends-in-the-performance-of-quality-indicators-for-diabetes-care-in-the-community-and-in-diabetes-related-health-status-an-israeli-ecological-study
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Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel, Orly Manor
BACKGROUND: Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved health of diabetic patients on a national level. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide ecological study estimating improvements in diabetes-related quality indicators and health outcomes. We estimated both correlations between composite measures of diabetes-related quality indicators and selected outcomes, and assessed through a joinpoint analysis whether trends in selected outcomes changed 4 years after the inception of the national program...
January 17, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343250/evaluation-of-health-status-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-treated-with-and-without-interferon
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R Ragusa, G Bertino, A Bruno, E Frazzetto, F Cicciu, G Giorgianni, L Lupo
BACKGROUND: The evolution of technology in healthcare has increased the health care's costs and, the universal healthcare systems, in developed countries, need to ensure proper allocation of resources. Thus, the major issue is assessing the effectiveness of new medical technologies. The evaluation of quality of life in response to new treatments has become a key indicator in chronic conditions for which medical interventions are evaluated not only in terms of increasing the number of expected life years but also in terms of increasing quality of life...
January 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343246/influence-of-preoperative-life-satisfaction-on-recovery-and-outcomes-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-pilot-study
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B Romain, O Rohmer, S Schimchowitsch, M Hübner, J B Delhorme, C Brigand, S Rohr, D Guenot
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery has an important impact on a patient's quality of life, and postoperative rehabilitation shows large variations. To enhance the understanding of recovery after colorectal cancer, health-related quality of life has become a standard outcome measurement for clinical care and research. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the influence of preoperative global life satisfaction on subjective feelings of well-being with clinical outcomes after colorectal surgery. METHODS: In this pilot study of consecutive colorectal surgery patients, various dimensions of feelings of preoperative life satisfaction were assessed using a self-rated scale, which was validated in French...
January 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343203/cognition-health-related-quality-of-life-and-depression-ten-years-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Erik Grauwmeijer, Majanka Heijenbrok-Kal, Lianne Peppel, Chantal Hartjes, Iain Haitsma, Inge de Koning, Gerard Ribbers
The aim of this study was to evaluate cognitive function ten years after moderate-severe TBI and to investigate the associations between cognitive function, depression and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). In this prospective cohort study, with measurements at 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 120 months post-TBI, patients aged 18-67 years (N=113) with moderate-severe TBI were recruited. Main outcome measures were depression (CES-D), subjective cognitive functioning (CFQ), objective cognitive functioning, and HRQoL (SF-36)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343130/a-community-based-exercise-program-to-increase-participation-in-physical-activities-among-youth-with-disability-a-feasibility-study
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Nora Shields, Roos van den Bos, Kirsty Buhlert-Smith, Luke Prendergast, Nicholas Taylor
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a student-mentored community-based exercise program for youth with disability. METHOD: Nineteen youth (nine female; mean age 18 years) with disability (seven cerebral palsy, six Down syndrome, three spina bifida, two autism spectrum disorder, one spinal cord injury) were recruited. Each participant was matched with a student mentor and exercised twice a week for 12 weeks at their local gymnasium. Five domains of feasibility were assessed: demand, implementation, practicality, limited efficacy testing, and acceptability...
January 17, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343090/identifying-copd-patients-at-risk-for-worse-symptoms-hrqol-and-self-efficacy-a-cluster-analysis
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Aline C Lopes, Rafaella F Xavier, Ana Carolina Ac Pereira, Rafael Stelmach, Frederico LA Fernandes, Samantha L Harrison, Celso Rf Carvalho
Objectives To identify clusters of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with distinct beliefs about their illness in terms of symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), self-efficacy, and daily life physical activity (DLPA). Methods This cross-sectional study included 150 COPD outpatients. The patients' illness perceptions, clinical control, HRQoL, self-efficacy, and DLPA (accelerometry) were evaluated. A cluster analysis was conducted using data from the Illness Perceptions Questionnaire - Revised to establish groups of patients with distinct illness perceptions...
January 1, 2018: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343079/cultural-factors-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-among-dentate-adults-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos
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Marushka L Silveira, Bruce A Dye, Timothy J Iafolla, Margo R Adesanya, Shahdokht Boroumand, Marston E Youngblood, Christian R Salazar, Tracy L Finlayson, Tasneem Khambaty, Shirley M Beaver, A Isabel Garcia
OBJECTIVE: Research on the relationships between acculturation, ethnic identity, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) among the U.S. Hispanic/Latino population is sparse. The aim of this study is to examine the association between acculturation, ethnic identity, and OHRQOL among 13,172 adults in the 2008-2011 Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). DESIGN: Participants self-reported their acculturation (immigrant generation, birthplace, residence in the U...
January 18, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343078/quality-of-life-among-hiv-infected-individuals-failing-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-resource-limited-settings
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Thiago S Torres, Linda J Harrison, Alberto M La Rosa, Jeffrey A Lavenberg, Lu Zheng, Steven A Safren, McNeil Ngongondo, Selvamuthu Poongulali, Mitch Matoga, Wadzanai Samaneka, Ann C Collier, Michael D Hughes
We evaluated health-related quality of life (QoL) in HIV infection participants with virologic failure (VF) on first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 9 resource-limited settings (RLS). ACTG SF-21 was completed by 512 participants at A5273 study entry; 8 domains assessed: general health perceptions (GHP), physical functioning (PF), role functioning (RF), social functioning (SF), cognitive functioning (CF), pain (P), mental health (MH), and energy/fatigue (E/F); each was scored between 0 (worst) to 100 (best)...
January 18, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341466/effects-of-intravenous-home-dobutamine-in-palliative-end-stage-heart-failure-on-quality-of-life-heart-failure-hospitalization-and-cost-expenditure
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Pieter Martens, Jan Vercammen, Wendy Ceyssens, Linda Jacobs, Evert Luwel, Herwig Van Aerde, Peter Potargent, Monique Renaers, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
AIMS: In patients with palliative end-stage heart failure, interventions that could provide symptomatic relief and prevent hospital admissions are important. Ambulatory continuous intravenous inotropes have been advocated by guidelines for such a purpose. We sought to determine the effect of intravenous dobutamine on symptomatic status, hospital stay, mortality, and cost expenditure. METHODS AND RESULTS: All consecutive end-stage heart failure patients not amenable for advanced therapies and discharged with continuous intravenous home dobutamine from a single tertiary centre between April 2011 and January 2017 were retrospectively analysed...
January 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341376/effects-of-playback-theatre-on-cognitive-function-and-quality-of-life-in-older-adults-in-singapore-a-preliminary-study
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Krystal Shu Yi Chung, Eleena Shi Lynn Lee, Jia Qi Tan, Dylan Jin Hao Teo, Chris Ban Loong Lee, Sharifah Rose Ee, Sam Kim Yang Sim, Chew Sim Chee
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of Playback Theatre on older adults' cognitive function and well-being, specifically in the Singapore context. METHODS: Eighteen healthy older adults, older than 50 years of age, participated in the study. Due to practical limitations, a single-group pre-post study design was adopted. Participants completed the outcome measures before and after the training program. There were six weekly sessions in total (about 1...
January 17, 2018: Australasian Journal on Ageing
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