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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140898/a-construct-validation-study-of-playfun
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John Cairney, Scott Veldhuizen, Jeffrey D Graham, Christine Rodriguez, Chloe Bedard, Emily Bremer, Dean Kriellaars
INTRODUCTION: PLAYfun is a measure of motor competence, comprehension and confidence which is part of a suite of scales used to assess physical literacy in children and youth. However, its measurement properties have not been reported in the published literature. The purpose of this study is to examine the factor structure of PLAYfun, in addition to variations in PLAYfun subscale results by age and sex. METHOD: In this study, we use a sample of children and youth aged 7 to 14 years (n=215) to test a proposed factor structure for the motor competence component of PLAYfun and to examine age and sex differences in subscale and total scores...
November 15, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140826/effects-of-integrating-rhythmic-arm-swing-into-robot-assisted-walking-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Tae-Woo Kang, Duck-Won Oh, Ji-Hyun Lee, Heon-Seock Cynn
This study aimed to identify the effects of rhythmic arm swing during robot-assisted walking training on balance, gait, motor function, and activities of daily living among patients with subacute stroke. Twenty patients with subacute stroke were recruited, and thereafter randomly allocated to either the experimental group that performed the robot-assisted walking training with rhythmic arm swing, or the control group that performed the training in arm fixation. In total, 30 training sessions were carried out...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140618/utah-regional-differences-in-respirator-use-and-fit-testing-among-pesticide-applicators
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Michael L Pate, F Richard Beard, Kelsey Hall
The purpose of this study was to determine regional differences within Utah in response to piloting a mobile respirator training and fit assessment program for pesticide applicators. The objectives were to describe worker perceptions of respirator use and training experiences. Pilot trainings were offered in two southern counties and two northern counties of Utah. A total of 141 individuals completed the post-training questionnaire regarding use and fit testing experience with respirators as well as perceptions of the benefits to protecting respiratory health...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140460/a-meta-analysis-of-social-skills-training-and-related-interventions-for-psychosis
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David T Turner, Edel McGlanaghy, Pim Cuijpers, Mark van der Gaag, Eirini Karyotaki, Angus MacBeth
Objective: Evidence suggests that social skills training (SST) is an efficacious intervention for negative symptoms in psychosis, whereas evidence of efficacy in other psychosis symptom domains is limited. The current article reports a comprehensive meta-analytic review of the evidence for SST across relevant outcome measures, control comparisons, and follow-up assessments. The secondary aim of this study was to identify and investigate the efficacy of SST subtypes. Methods: A systematic literature search identified 27 randomized controlled trials including N = 1437 participants...
November 11, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139069/piloting-the-effectiveness-of-pig-health-education-in-combination-with-oxfendazole-treatment-on-prevention-and-or-control-of-porcine-cysticercosis-gastrointestinal-parasites-african-swine-fever-and-ectoparasites-in-ang%C3%A3-nia-district-mozambique
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A G Chilundo, M V Johansen, A Pondja, R Miambo, S Afonso, S Mukaratirwa
A community-based intervention combining health education (HE) and treatment of pigs for control of porcine cysticercosis (PC), gastrointestinal (GI) helminths, African swine fever (ASF) and external parasites was tested involving six villages of resource-poor smallholder pig farmers. Farmers and pigs of six rural villages were randomly allocated into group 1 (HE), which served as controls, and group 2 (HE + OFZ) pigs received a single oral dose of 30 mg/kg OFZ. Farmers were trained in pig health, housing and feeding...
November 14, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137836/how-participatory-action-research-changed-our-view-of-the-challenges-of-shared-decision-making-training
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Jette Ammentorp, Maiken Wolderslund, Connie Timmermann, Henry Larsen, Karina Dahl Steffensen, Annegrethe Nielsen, Marianne E Lau, Bodil Winther, Lars Henrik Jensen, Elisabeth Assing Hvidt, Niels Christian Hvidt, Pål Gulbrandsen
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to demonstrate how the use of participatory action research (PAR) helped us identify ways to respond to communication challenges associated with shared decision-making (SDM) training. METHODS: Patients, relatives, researchers, and health professionals were involved in a PAR process that included: (1) two theatre workshops, (2) a pilot study of an SDM training module involving questionnaires and evaluation meetings, and (3) three reflection workshops...
November 9, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136270/60-seconds-to-survival-a-pilot-study-of-a-disaster-triage-video-game-for-prehospital-providers
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Mark X Cicero, Travis Whitfill, Kevin Munjal, Manu Madhok, Maria Carmen G Diaz, Daniel J Scherzer, Barbara M Walsh, Angela Bowen, Michael Redlener, Scott A Goldberg, Nadine Symons, James Burkett, Joseph C Santos, David Kessler, Ryan N Barnicle, Geno Paesano, Marc A Auerbach
INTRODUCTION: Disaster triage training for emergency medical service (EMS) providers is not standardized. Simulation training is costly and time-consuming. In contrast, educational video games enable low-cost and more time-efficient standardized training. We hypothesized that players of the video game "60 Seconds to Survival" (60S) would have greater improvements in disaster triage accuracy compared to control subjects who did not play 60S. METHODS: Participants recorded their demographics and highest EMS training level and were randomized to play 60S (intervention) or serve as controls...
April 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135709/pilot-study-comparing-topical-anesthetic-agents-in-pterygium-surgery-subconjunctival-injection-versus-2-lidocaine-gel-versus-5-lidocaine-gel
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Felipe Pereira, Hélio Francisco Shiroma, Muller Gonçalves Urias, Verônica Haysa Yamada, Acácio Alves de Souza Lima, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima, Michel Eid Farah, Eduardo Buchele Rodrigues
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of different concentrations of topical lidocaine gel with standard subconjunctival anesthesia. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled pilot study with 3 different groups. Group SC received subconjunctival lidocaine and proparacaine drops as needed during surgery. Group L2 received 2% lidocaine gel and group L5 received 5% lidocaine gel. Both lidocaine gel groups could receive another gel dose as needed during the procedure...
November 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135348/development-of-a-surgical-infection-surveillance-program-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-lessons-learned-from-two-surveillance-strategies
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Jared A Forrester, Luca Koritsanszky, Benjamin D Parsons, Menbere Hailu, Demisew Amenu, Seifu Alemu, Fekadu Jiru, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a leading cause of post-operative morbidity and mortality. We developed Clean Cut, a surgical infection prevention program, with two goals: (1) Increase adherence to evidence-based peri-operative infection prevention standards and (2) establish sustainable surgical infection surveillance. Here we describe our infection surveillance strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clean Cut was piloted and evaluated at a 523 bed tertiary hospital in Ethiopia...
November 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132194/development-of-a-surgical-trainer-assessment-questionnaire
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Benjamin J F Dean, Barrie Keeler, Patrick Garfjeld Roberts, Jonathan L Rees
BACKGROUND: The assessment of surgical trainees has become well-established in practice; however, this is not yet the case for surgical trainers. The aim of this study was to develop a trainer assessment questionnaire (OxTrAQ) based on the 12 key trainer attributes identified by a previous systematic review, to then explore this questionnaire's potential domains and test its reliability. METHODS: The OxTrAQ was piloted at two surgical training centres in two surgical sub-specialities...
November 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131732/yoga-and-healthcare-in-the-united-kingdom
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Heather Mason, Nicole Schnackenberg, Robin Monro
The emergence of yoga therapy in the United Kingdom began about 45 years ago with the emergence of yoga therapy organizations that offered both treatment and training. The integration of yoga into the National Health Service (NHS) is gradually happening Because: (a) yoga research supports its efficacy as a cost-effective, preventive and complementary treatment for a host of non-communicable diseases; and (b) the escalating economic burden of long-term conditions is overwhelming the NHS. The NHS is actively developing 'sustainability and transformation plans' that include yoga...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131460/pilot-study-on-the-effectiveness-and-students-attitude-towards-undergraduate-training-provided-by-industry
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M Karl, M Franz, T Grobecker-Karl, M Scheib
INTRODUCTION: Rapid developments in CAD/CAM technology necessitate the adaptation of curriculum content. Limited resources hinder institutions in holding state of the art equipment available for student training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A workshop given by an industry partner was organised as part of the final pre-clinical course in prosthodontics for the academic years 2015 and 2016. The workshop on dental ceramics and CAD/CAM technology comprised of lectures and practical demonstrations...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130022/evaluation-of-postgraduates-following-implementation-of-a-focus-assessed-transthoracic-echocardiography-fate-training-course-a-pilot-study
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Stephen C Haskins, Jinhui Zhao, Jemiel A Nejim, Kara Fields, Sean Garvin, Sumudu Dehipawala, James D Beckman, Angie Zhang, James A Osorio, Christopher Tanaka
At our institution, implementation of a formal training course in Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) was associated with an improvement in anesthesia trainees' ability to obtain transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) images. Total image acquisition scores improved by a median (Q1, Q3) 9.1 (2.9,14.7) percentage points from pre-to post-hands-on FATE course (n=20; p=0.001). Participants who returned for a subsequent assessment 5 months following the course demonstrated a median (Q1, Q3) 18...
September 2017: Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129622/personalized-long-term-prediction-of-cognitive-function-using-sequential-assessments-to-improve-model-performance
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Chih-Lin Chi, Wenjun Zeng, Wonsuk Oh, Soo Borson, Tatiana Lenskaia, Xinpeng Shen, Peter J Tonellato
Prediction of onset and progression of cognitive decline and dementia is important both for understanding the underlying disease processes and for planning health care for populations at risk. Predictors identified in research studies are typically accessed at one point in time. In this manuscript, we argue that an accurate model for predicting cognitive status over relatively long periods requires inclusion of time-varying components that are sequentially assessed at multiple time points (e.g., in multiple follow-up visits)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129192/healthcall-delivered-via-smartphone-to-reduce-co-occurring-drug-and-alcohol-use-in-hiv-infected-adults-a-randomized-pilot-trial
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Efrat Aharonovich, Malka Stohl, Daniela Cannizzaro, Deborah Hasin
AIMS: Co-occurrence of drug and alcohol use among people living with HIV is linked to poor medication adherence and lack of viral suppression. HealthCall, a technological enhancement of brief Motivational Interviewing (MI), involves brief daily self-monitoring, positive reinforcement, and personalized feedback. This randomized pilot study among people living with HIV investigated the feasibility and efficacy of reducing non-injection drug and alcohol use with MI+HealthCall as adapted for smartphone technology...
December 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129107/development-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-curriculum-to-prepare-volunteer-navigators-to-support-older-persons-living-with-serious-illness
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Wendy Duggleby, Barbara Pesut, Laura Cottrell, Lynnelle Friesen, Kelli Sullivan, Grace Warner
The purpose of this article is to report the development, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum designed to prepare volunteer navigators to support community-dwelling older persons with serious chronic illness. The role of the volunteer navigator was to facilitate independence and quality of life through building social connections, improving access to resources, and fostering engagement. A curriculum was constructed from evidence-based competencies, piloted and revised, and then implemented in 7 subsequent workshops...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128897/speed-of-processing-training-in-middle-aged-and-older-breast-cancer-survivors-soar-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-pilot
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Karen Meneses, Rachel Benz, Jennifer R Bail, Jacqueline B Vo, Kristen Triebel, Pariya Fazeli, Jennifer Frank, David E Vance
PURPOSE: Cognitive changes are common among breast cancer survivors. There is limited evidence to guide management of cognitive changes. This randomized controlled pilot evaluated the preliminary efficacy of a speed of processing (SOP) training among middle-aged and older breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Sixty breast cancer survivors  with self-reported cognitive changes were recruited to the SOAR study. Participants were randomized to either a home-based SOP training (n = 30) or no-contact control group (n = 30)...
November 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128777/a-systematic-review-of-heart-failure-dyadic-self-care-interventions-focusing-on-intervention-components-contexts-and-outcomes
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Harleah G Buck, Anna Stromberg, Misook L Chung, Kristine A Donovan, Karen Harkness, Allison M Howard, Naoko Kato, Randall Polo, Lorraine S Evangelista
BACKGROUND: Having support from an informal carer is important for heart failure patients. Carers have the potential to improve patient self-care. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that caregiving could affect the carer negatively and cause emotional reactions of burden and stress. Dyadic (patient and informal carer) heart failure self-care interventions seek to improve patient self-care such as adherence to medical treatment, exercise training, symptom monitoring and symptom management when needed...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128295/the-impact-of-peer-mentor-communication-with-older-adults-on-depressive-symptoms-and-working-alliance-a-pilot-study
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Jin Hui Joo, Seungyoung Hwang, Joseph J Gallo, Debra L Roter
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to describe peer communication in meetings with depressed elders, associate their relationship with working alliance and depression and assess congruence of communication with training. METHODS: Three peers with a history of depression, in recovery, received 20h of training in peer mentoring for depression as part of an 8-week pilot program for 23 depressed older adults. Each peer-client meeting was recorded; a sample of 69 recorded meetings were chosen across the program period and coded with the Roter Interaction Analysis System, a validated medical interaction analysis system...
October 20, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127208/effectiveness-of-a-kindergarten-based-intervention-for-preventing-childhood-obesity
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Yan Hu, Jian-Rong He, Fang-Hua Liu, Wei-Dong Li, Jin-Hua Lu, Yan-Fei Xing, Sui-Fang Lin, Xian Liu, Suzanne Bartington, Qiong Feng, Hui-Min Xia, Kin Bong Hubert Lam, Kar Keung Cheng, Xiu Qiu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interventions to prevent childhood obesity targeting school age children have mostly reported limited effectiveness, suggesting such prevention programs may need to start at an earlier age, but evidence has been scarce. We reported a pilot study aiming to demonstrate the feasibility of a multifaceted intervention for preschool children and to provide a preliminary assessment of the effectiveness. METHODS: This nonrandomized controlled trial recruited children aged 3 to 6 years from 6 kindergartens in Guangzhou, China...
November 10, 2017: Pediatrics
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