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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349881/speech-and-language-therapists-perspectives-of-therapeutic-alliance-construction-and-maintenance-in-aphasia-rehabilitation-post-stroke
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Michelle Lawton, Karen Sage, Gillian Haddock, Paul Conroy, Laura Serrant
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic alliance refers to the interactional and relational processes operating during therapeutic interventions. It has been shown to be a strong determinant of treatment efficacy in psychotherapy, and evidence is emerging from a range of healthcare and medical disciplines to suggest that the construct of therapeutic alliance may in fact be a variable component of treatment outcome, engagement and satisfaction. Although this construct appears to be highly relevant to aphasia rehabilitation, no research to date has attempted to explore this phenomenon and thus consider its potential utility as a mechanism for change...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349697/to-share-or-not-to-share-expected-pros-and-cons-of-data-sharing-in-radiological-research
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EDITORIAL
Francesco Sardanelli, Marco Alì, Myriam G Hunink, Nehmat Houssami, Luca M Sconfienza, Giovanni Di Leo
The aims of this paper are to illustrate the trend towards data sharing, i.e. the regulated availability of the original patient-level data obtained during a study, and to discuss the expected advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons) of data sharing in radiological research. Expected pros include the potential for verification of original results with alternative or supplementary analyses (including estimation of reproducibility), advancement of knowledge by providing new results by testing new hypotheses (not explored by the original authors) on pre-existing databases, larger scale analyses based on individual-patient data, enhanced multidisciplinary cooperation, reduced publication of false studies, improved clinical practice, and reduced cost and time for clinical research...
January 18, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349237/social-capital-and-pet-ownership-a-tale-of-four-cities
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Lisa Wood, Karen Martin, Hayley Christian, Steve Houghton, Ichiro Kawachi, Shannen Vallesi, Sandra McCune
•Pet ownership is significantly associated with higher levels of social capital.•Social capital was associated with pet ownership in the U.S. and Australia.•Results are not confined to dog owners nor dog walkers.•Pets are an under-recognized conduit for building social capital.
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349229/does-gender-inequity-increase-men-s-mortality-risk-in-the-united-states-a-multilevel-analysis-of-data-from-the-national-longitudinal-mortality-study
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Shane A Kavanagh, Julia M Shelley, Christopher Stevenson
A number of theoretical approaches suggest that gender inequity may give rise to health risks for men. This study undertook a multilevel analysis to ascertain if state-level measures of gender inequity are predictors of men's mortality in the United States. Data for the analysis were taken primarily from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study, which is based on a random sample of the non-institutionalised population. The full data set included 174,703 individuals nested within 50 states and had a six-year follow-up for mortality...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347953/effect-of-individual-and-community-level-bed-net-usage-on-malaria-prevalence-among-under-fives-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Lauren Levitz, Mark Janko, Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Kyaw L Thwai, Joris L Likwela, Antoinette K Tshefu, Michael Emch, Steven R Meshnick
BACKGROUND: Understanding the contribution of community-level long-lasting, insecticidal net (LLIN) coverage to malaria control is critical to planning and assessing intervention campaigns. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has one of the highest burdens of malaria cases and deaths and has dramatically scaled up LLIN ownership in recent years thus it is an ideal setting to evaluate the effect of individual versus community-level use to prevent malaria among children under the age of 5...
January 18, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346408/long-lasting-insecticidal-bed-nets-ownership-access-and-use-in-a-high-malaria-transmission-setting-before-and-after-a-mass-distribution-campaign-in-uganda
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Humphrey Wanzira, Thomas Eganyu, Ronald Mulebeke, Fred Bukenya, Dorothy Echodu, Yeka Adoke
INTRODUCTION: Uganda is conducting a second mass LLIN distribution campaign and Katakwi district recently received LLINs as part of this activity. This study was conducted to measure the success of the campaign in this setting, an area of high transmission, with the objectives to estimate LLIN ownership, access and use pre and post campaign implementation. METHODS: Two identical cross sectional surveys, based on the Malaria Indicator Survey methodology, were conducted in three sub-counties in this district (Kapujan, Magoro and Toroma), six months apart, one before and another after the mass distribution campaign...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346002/intermittent-preventive-therapy-in-pregnancy-and-incidence-of-low-birth-weight-in-malaria-endemic-countries
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Jordan E Cates, Daniel Westreich, Holger W Unger, Melissa Bauserman, Linda Adair, Stephen R Cole, Steven Meshnick, Stephen J Rogerson
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the impact of hypothetical antimalarial and nutritional interventions (which reduce the prevalence of low midupper arm circumference [MUAC]) on the incidence of low birth weight (LBW). METHODS: We analyzed data from 14 633 pregnancies from 13 studies conducted across Africa and the Western Pacific from 1996 to 2015. We calculated population intervention effects for increasing intermittent preventive therapy in pregnancy (IPTp), full coverage with bed nets, reduction in malaria infection at delivery, and reductions in the prevalence of low MUAC...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344524/the-professionalization-of-iranian-hospital-social-workers
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Maliheh Khalvati, Hossein Fekrazad, Maryam Rafatjah, Leila Ostadhashemi, Hamid Reza Khankeh
Introduction: Identity is formed through our understanding of ourselves and what others perceive of our actions and how we do things. Formation of professional identity includes development, advancement and socialization through social learning of specific knowledge and skills obtained within the context of professional roles, new attitudes and values. Methods: This qualitative study used content analysis approach to explain the professionalization process of 22 social workers working in 14 public hospitals in Tehran based on their experiences...
January 2018: Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344449/motivating-students-for-project-based-learning-for-application-of-research-methodology-skills
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Ranjana Tiwari, Raj Kumar Arya, Manoj Bansal
Introduction: Project-based learning (PBL) is motivational for students to learn research methodology skills. It is a way to engage and give them ownership over their own learning. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to use PBL for application of research methodology skills for better learning by encouraging an all-inclusive approach in teaching and learning rather than an individualized tailored approach. Methodology: The present study was carried out for MBBS 6th- and 7th-semester students of community medicine...
December 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331967/understanding-frailty-a-qualitative-study-of-european-healthcare-policy-makers-approaches-to-frailty-screening-and-management
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Holly Gwyther, Rachel Shaw, Eva-Amparo Jaime Dauden, Barbara D'Avanzo, Donata Kurpas, Maria Bujnowska-Fedak, Tomasz Kujawa, Maura Marcucci, Antonio Cano, Carol Holland
OBJECTIVE: To elicit European healthcare policy-makers' views, understanding and attitudes about the implementation of frailty screening and management strategies and responses to stakeholders' views. DESIGN: Thematic analysis of semistructured qualitative interviews. SETTING: European healthcare policy departments. PARTICIPANTS: Seven European healthcare policy-makers representing the European Union (n=2), UK (n=2), Italy (n=1), Spain (n=1) and Poland (n=1)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331798/engaging-students-in-a-community-of-learning-renegotiating-the-learning-environment
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Karen A Theobald, Carol A Windsor, Elizabeth M Forster
Promoting student engagement in a student led environment can be challenging. This article reports on the process of design, implementation and evaluation of a student led learning approach in a small group tutorial environment in a three year Bachelor of Nursing program at an Australian university. The research employed three phases of data collection. The first phase explored student perceptions of learning and engagement in tutorials. The results informed the development of a web based learning resource...
December 27, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325401/performance-based-financing-to-strengthen-the-health-system-in-benin-challenging-the-mainstream-approach
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Elisabeth Paul, Mohamed Lamine Dramé, Jean-Pierre Kashala, Armand Ekambi Ndema, Marcel Kounnou, Julien Codjovi Aïssan, Karel Gyselinck
BACKGROUND: Performance-based financing (PBF) is often proposed as a way to improve health system performance. In Benin, PBF was launched in 2012 through a World Bank-supported project. The Belgian Development Agency (BTC) followed suit through a health system strengthening (HSS) project. This paper analyses and draws lessons from the experience of BTC-supported PBF alternative approach - especially with regards to institutional aspects, the role of demand-side actors, ownership, and cost-effectiveness - and explores the mechanisms at stake so as to better understand how the "PBF package" functions and produces effects...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324492/life-cycle-assessment-and-costing-methods-for-device-procurement-comparing-reusable-and-single-use-disposable-laryngoscopes
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Jodi D Sherman, Lewis A Raibley, Matthew J Eckelman
BACKGROUND: Traditional medical device procurement criteria include efficacy and safety, ease of use and handling, and procurement costs. However, little information is available about life cycle environmental impacts of the production, use, and disposal of medical devices, or about costs incurred after purchase. Reusable and disposable laryngoscopes are of current interest to anesthesiologists. Facing mounting pressure to quickly meet or exceed conflicting infection prevention guidelines and oversight body recommendations, many institutions may be electively switching to single-use disposable (SUD) rigid laryngoscopes or overcleaning reusables, potentially increasing both costs and waste generation...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324243/using-versus-liking-young-children-use-ownership-to-predict-actions-but-not-to-infer-preferences
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Madison L Pesowski, Ori Friedman
Three experiments show that young children (N = 384) use ownership to predict actions but not to infer preferences. In Experiment 1, 3- to 6-year-olds considered ownership when predicting actions but did not expect it to trump preferences. In Experiment 2, 4- and 5-year-olds, but not 3-year-olds, used ownership to predict actions, and 5-year-olds grasped that an agent would use his or her own property despite preferring someone else's. This experiment also showed that relating an agent to an object interfered with 3- and 4-year-olds' judgments that a more attractive object is preferred...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322867/implementing-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-using-an-innovative-integrated-health-systems-approach-experiences-from-21-districts-in-zimbabwe
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Caryl Feldacker, Batsirai Makunike-Chikwinya, Marrianne Holec, Aaron F Bochner, Abby Stepaniak, Robert Nyanga, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Peter H Kilmarx, Amy Herman-Roloff, Taurayi Tafuma, Mufuta Tshimanga, Vuyelwa T Sidile-Chitimbire, Scott Barnhart
BACKGROUND: Despite increased support for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to reduce HIV incidence, current VMMC progress falls short. Slow progress in VMMC expansion may be partially attributed to emphasis on vertical (stand-alone) over more integrated implementation models that are more responsive to local needs. In 2013, the ZAZIC consortium began implementation of a 5-year, integrated VMMC program jointly with Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in Zimbabwe. OBJECTIVE: To explore ZAZIC's approach emphasizing existing healthcare workers and infrastructure, increasing program sustainability and resilience...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322244/metacontrol-and-body-ownership-divergent-thinking-increases-the-virtual-hand-illusion
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Ke Ma, Bernhard Hommel
The virtual hand illusion (VHI) paradigm demonstrates that people tend to perceive agency and bodily ownership for a virtual hand that moves in synchrony with their own movements. Given that this kind of effect can be taken to reflect self-other integration (i.e., the integration of some external, novel event into the representation of oneself), and given that self-other integration has been previously shown to be affected by metacontrol states (biases of information processing towards persistence/selectivity or flexibility/integration), we tested whether the VHI varies in size depending on the metacontrol bias...
January 10, 2018: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321016/long-lasting-insecticidal-net-use-and-its-associated-factors-in-limmu-seka-district-south-west-ethiopia
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Mitiku Teshome Hambisa, Tessema Debela, Yadeta Dessie, Tesfaye Gobena
BACKGROUND: Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, are focusing on the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to combat malaria. However, utilization of the LLIN is low when compared with LLIN possession because of various factors. This study was conducted to measure the actual LLIN usage and identify factors associated with its utilization in Limmu Seka District, South West Ethiopia. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional survey was conducted among 830 households from December 25, 2011 to February 29, 2012...
January 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320406/a-police-and-insurance-joint-management-system-based-on-high-precision-bds-gps-positioning
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Wenwei Zuo, Chi Guo, Jingnan Liu, Xuan Peng, Min Yang
Car ownership in China reached 194 million vehicles at the end of 2016. The traffic congestion index (TCI) exceeds 2.0 during rush hour in some cities. Inefficient processing for minor traffic accidents is considered to be one of the leading causes for road traffic jams. Meanwhile, the process after an accident is quite troublesome. The main reason is that it is almost always impossible to get the complete chain of evidence when the accident happens. Accordingly, a police and insurance joint management system is developed which is based on high precision BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)/Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning to process traffic accidents...
January 10, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318743/associations-between-lifestyle-factors-and-smoking-status-during-pregnancy-in-a-group-of-romanian-women
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S Voidazan, M Tarcea, Z Abram, M Georgescu, C Marginean, O Grama, F Buicu, F Ruţa
BACKGROUND: There is an estimated birth rate of 9.27 births/1,000 population in Romania each year, with approximately 8.4% born with low birth weight (LBW). Our purpose was to evaluate the relationships between maternal smoking and LBW and preterm birth in Mureș County, Romania. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1,278 mothers who had given birth in Mureș County obstetrical wards in 2015, based on a lifestyle questionnaire of 109 items and personal and laboratory data from hospitals records...
January 10, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315077/improved-medical-alert-id-ownership-and-utilization-in-youth-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-following-a-parent-educational-intervention
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Alaina P Vidmar, Jonathan F Weber, Christina M Koppin, Roshanak Monzavi, Mimi S Kim
BACKGROUND: Classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a potentially life-threatening condition, and adrenal crisis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in affected children. Medical-alert identification (ID) could prevent complications of adrenal crisis by identifying the need for time-sensitive, critical treatment. Our objectives were to evaluate usage of medical-alert IDs by CAH youth, ownership and awareness of IDs amongst their parents, and the effect of an in-clinic educational intervention on ID utilization...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
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