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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216065/preliminary-evaluation-of-a-telephone-based-smoking-cessation-intervention-in-the-lung-cancer-screening-setting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kathryn L Taylor, Charlotte J Hagerman, George Luta, Paula G Bellini, Cassandra Stanton, David B Abrams, Jenna A Kramer, Eric Anderson, Shawn Regis, Andrea McKee, Brady McKee, Ray Niaura, Harry Harper, Michael Ramsaier
: Incorporating effective smoking cessation interventions into lung cancer screening (LCS) programs will be essential to realizing the full benefit of screening. We conducted a pilot randomized trial to determine the feasibility and efficacy of a telephone-counseling (TC) smoking cessation intervention vs. usual care (UC) in the LCS setting. In collaboration with 3 geographically diverse LCS programs, we enrolled current smokers (61.5% participation rate) who were: registered to undergo LCS, 50-77 years old, and had a 20+ pack-year smoking history...
February 14, 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207330/parent-centered-prevention-of-risky-behaviors-among-hispanic-youths-in-florida
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Yannine Estrada, Tae Kyoung Lee, Shi Huang, Maria I Tapia, Maria-Rosa Velázquez, Marcos J Martinez, Hilda Pantin, Manuel A Ocasio, Denise C Vidot, Lourdes Molleda, Juan Villamar, Bryan A Stepanenko, C Hendricks Brown, Guillermo Prado
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based, parent-centered intervention, Familias Unidas, delivered by nonresearch personnel, in preventing substance use (alcohol, illicit drugs) and sex without a condom among Hispanic adolescents. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (n = 746) evaluated the effectiveness of Familias Unidas among Hispanic eighth graders (age range = 12-16 years), relative to prevention as usual, within a public school system...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195994/an-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated that a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program delivered in group sessions is effective in alleviating treatment-induced menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer, but also that in-person CBT is inconvenient for some women and can result in low levels of program compliance. A promising, alternative approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to generate preliminary data on the efficacy of a guided, Internet-based CBT program...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194600/vocational-counselors-in-france-comparison-to-competencies-of-employment-specialists-working-in-canadian-ips-programs
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Inès de Pierrefeu, Marc Corbière, Bernard Pachoud
Supported employment programs are evidence-based practices to help people with severe mental illness to obtain competitive employment. The competencies of employment specialists working in these programs are key elements related to work integration. In France, the Messidor Association, a prevocational organisation, has developed a practice with similarities to supported employment and is beginning to develop supported employment programs in their context. The objective of this quantitative study was to evaluate the Messidor vocational counselors' competencies using the Behaviors, Attitudes and Knowledge in Employment Specialists' scale by comparing their results to those of employment specialists working in IPS programs in Canada...
February 14, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192596/integrating-next-generation-sequencing-into-pediatric-oncology-practice-an-assessment-of-physician-confidence-and-understanding-of-clinical-genomics
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Liza-Marie Johnson, Jessica M Valdez, Emily A Quinn, April D Sykes, Rose B McGee, Regina Nuccio, Stacy J Hines-Dowell, Justin N Baker, Chimene Kesserwan, Kim E Nichols, Belinda N Mandrell
BACKGROUND: The incorporation of genomic testing to identify targetable somatic alterations and predisposing germline mutations into the clinical setting is becoming increasingly more common. Despite its potential usefulness, to the authors' knowledge physician confidence with regard to understanding and applying genomic testing remains unclear, particularly within the realm of pediatric oncology. METHODS: Before initiating an institutional feasibility study regarding the integration of clinical genomic testing, the authors surveyed pediatric oncologists regarding their confidence around understanding of genomic testing, perceived usefulness of test results, preferences around the disclosure of germline test results, and possible risks and benefits of testing...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187698/availability-of-mental-health-services-for-individuals-who-are-deaf-or-deaf-blind
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Michele C McDonnall, Adele Crudden, B J LeJeune, Anne Carter Steverson
A survey of state mental health agencies found that a majority have no specific policy or procedure regarding how to provide mental health services to persons who are deaf or who are deaf-blind. Agency representatives report that staff lack knowledge of how to provide mental health services to persons who are deaf-blind and the agencies lack qualified interpreters. They recommend training for social workers and counselors to address best practices in working with people who are deaf-blind concerning communication methods and strategies, physical interaction, cultural issues, everyday life, sensory deprivation, ethics, use of an interpreter, and other general issues...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185117/a-lesson-from-a-reported-pathogenic-variant-in-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hu Tan, Xianda Wei, Pu Yang, Yanru Huang, Haoxian Li, Desheng Liang, Lingqian Wu
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation, gastrointestinal (GI) hamartmatous polyps, and an increased risk of various malignancies. Pathogenic variants in the LKB1 tumor suppressor gene (also known as STK11) are the major cause of PJS. In this study, compound heterozygous variants of LKB1, c.890G > A/ c.1062C > G and del(exon1)/ c.1062C > G, were identified in two sporadic Chinese PJS cases respectively. Although all these three variants had been related to the autosomal dominant PJS in previous studies, all evidences collected in this study including de novo data, segregation data, population data, in-silico data, and functional data indicated that del(exon1) and c...
February 9, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182491/thwarted-belongingness-perceived-burdensomeness-and-depression-among-asian-americans-a-longitudinal-study-of-interpersonal-shame-as-a-mediator-and-perfectionistic-family-discrepancy-as-a-moderator
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Stephanie G Carrera, Meifen Wei
This short-term longitudinal study applied Joiner's (2005) Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide to Asian Americans' experiences with depression. Interpersonal shame (i.e., the experience of inadequacy arising from interpersonal concerns) was hypothesized to mediate the effects of (a) thwarted belongingness and (b) perceived burdensomeness on future depression. Furthermore, the positive associations between (a) thwarted belongingness and (b) perceived burdensomeness on future depression were hypothesized to vary depending on students' experiences with perfectionistic family discrepancy (PFD; their perceived gap between their actual performance and what their parents expect of them)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181058/analysis-of-reimbursement-of-genetic-counseling-services-at-a-single-institution-in-a-state-requiring-licensure
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Jennifer R Leonhard, Paul J Munson, Jason D Flanagan, Kristen L De Berg, Paul A Thompson, Lori W Dean, Quinn P Stein
Reimbursement for genetic counseling services was examined at a single institution. Patient encounters utilizing the 96040 CPT® code from 7/31/2009 through 7/31/2013 were reviewed. Exclusion criteria included billing records of patients seen by a physician the same day, self-pay, Medicaid, and Medicare patients. Of the 8,630 encounters with a genetic counselor, 582 encounters were eligible for review. Descriptive statistics (i.e., percentage of encounters receiving some level of reimbursement, average reimbursement rate, number of third party payors providing any level of reimbursement, and number of ICD-9 codes receiving any level of reimbursement) depicted reimbursement of the 96040 CPT® code for the encounters analyzed...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177509/drug-counselor-responses-to-patients-pain-reports-a-qualitative-investigation-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-treating-patients-with-chronic-pain-in-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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Mark Beitel, Lindsay Oberleitner, Marissa Kahn, Robert D Kerns, Christopher Liong, Lynn M Madden, Joel Ginn, Declan T Barry
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February 8, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168332/a-rapid-systematic-review-of-outcomes-studies-in-genetic-counseling
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Lisa Madlensky, Angela M Trepanier, Deborah Cragun, Barbara Lerner, Kristen M Shannon, Heather Zierhut
As healthcare reimbursement is increasingly tied to value-of-service, it is critical for the genetic counselor (GC) profession to demonstrate the value added by GCs through outcomes research. We conducted a rapid systematic literature review to identify outcomes of genetic counseling. Web of Science (including PubMed) and CINAHL databases were systematically searched to identify articles meeting the following criteria: 1) measures were assessed before and after genetic counseling (pre-post design) or comparisons were made between a GC group vs...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166480/the-need-for-data-informed-clinical-supervision-in-substance-use-disorder-treatment
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Alex T Ramsey, Ana Baumann, David Patterson, Yan Yan, Ben Cooper, Enola Proctor
BACKGROUND: Effective clinical supervision is necessary for high-quality care in community-based substance use disorder treatment settings, yet little is known about current supervision practices. Some evidence suggests that supervisors and counselors differ in their experiences of clinical supervision; however, the impact of this misalignment on supervision quality is unclear. Clinical information monitoring systems may support supervision in substance use disorder treatment, but the potential use of these tools must first be explored...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163365/recruiting-and-assessing-recent-young-adult-latina-immigrants-in-health-disparities-research
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Diana M Sheehan, Frank R Dillon, Rosa Babino, James Melton, Christine Spadola, Nicole Da Silva, Mario De La Rosa
The authors interviewed 4 researchers to identify facilitators in recruiting and assessing Latina immigrants. The 4 researchers recruited 530 recent Latina immigrants (ages 18-23 years) for a study of social and cultural determinants of health. Consensual qualitative research methods revealed that respondent-driven sampling was an effective recruitment method. Fear of deportation was a barrier. Stigma about sensitive topics (e.g., sex, drug use) did not affect participation. Findings can help counselors conduct health disparities research...
October 2016: Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163014/healthy-lifestyle-medicine-in-the-traditional-healthcare-environment-primary-care-and-cardiac-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Mark A Williams, Leonard A Kaminsky
There is unquestioned value of the need to incorporate Healthy Lifestyle Medicine (HLM) within the traditional models of healthcare. Primary care providers are well positioned to implement HLM as a routine aspect of their healthcare practice. Unfortunately, barriers for this to occur, including poor professional training in the components of HLM and limitations in the time they have available to spend with patients, result in inadequate delivery of HLM from primary care providers. Thus, new approaches for the delivery of HLM need to be developed that would allow primary care providers better, and more, opportunities to make patient referrals...
February 2, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162234/mainstreaming-cancer-genetics-a-model-integrating-germline-brca-testing-into-routine-ovarian-cancer-clinics
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Maira Kentwell, Eryn Dow, Yoland Antill, C David Wrede, Orla McNally, Emily Higgs, Anne Hamilton, Sumitra Ananda, Geoffrey J Lindeman, Clare L Scott
OBJECTIVE: Owing to the rapid increase in clinical need, we aimed to implement and review the performance of a mainstreaming model of germline BRCA1/2 genetic testing in eligible women with high grade non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer via a Genetic Counselor embedded in the gynecology oncology clinic. METHODS: The model implemented involved a specialized referral form, weekly genetics-lead multidisciplinary review of referrals, and pre- and post-test genetic counseling provided by an embedded genetic counselor during chemotherapy chair time...
February 3, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158210/implementation-and-assessment-of-a-prevention-with-positives-intervention-among-people-living-with-hiv-at-five-hospitals-in-thailand
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Benjamas Baipluthong, Thanomsak Anekthananon, Warangkana Munsakul, Supunnee Jirajariyavej, Suvanna Asavapiriyanont, Ubonsri Hancharoenkit, Anuvat Roongpisuthipong, Sarika Pattanasin, Michael Martin, Lisa Guntamala, Rangsima Lolekha
BACKGROUND: We implemented a hospital-based prevention with positives (PwP) intervention among people living with HIV (PLHIV) that included HIV transmission risk screening, short HIV prevention messages, family planning, HIV disclosure counseling, and partner HIV testing at five hospitals in Thailand. We assessed changes in sexual risk behaviors among PLHIV who received the PwP services at the hospitals. METHODS: From January 2008-March 2009, we systematically selected a subset of PLHIV receiving care at the five hospitals to offer participation in the PwP intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156579/snapshot-of-an-outpatient-supportive-care-center-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Maxine Grace De la Cruz, Angelique Wong, Debra Castro, Eduardo Bruera
: 145 Background: Integration of Palliative Care (PC) in oncology has been found to improve symptom distress, quality of life and survival in patients with advanced cancer. Early integration is most appropriate in the outpatient (OP) setting. However, most PC services in the U.S. do not have an OP component. Our study aims to provide a snapshot of the type of patients that are referred to this novel setting for the delivery of early PC. METHODS: We reviewed a day in the SCC to illustrate the structure and process involved in the delivery of outpatient PC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156558/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-psychology-referrals-in-palliative-care
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Eduardo Bruera, Monica T Agosta, Diana Guzman, John M Najera, Monica Raznahan, Janet L Williams, Cindy L Carmack
: 230 Background: Despite high distress, a small percentage of cancer patients are referred for psychological care. MD Anderson's interdisciplinary Palliative Care team recruited 2 clinical psychologists in 9/2013. The demand for services exceeded capacity; thus a 3rd psychologist and 3 counselors were added in 6/2015. METHODS: Retrospective review of 2827 unique patients (6451 total contacts) from 9/1/2013 to 2/29/2016, including billable (psychologists) and non-billable (counselors) services...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156540/family-camp-a-multi-disciplinary-intervention-for-brain-tumor-patients-and-families
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Mary Lovely, Abigail Levinson Marks, Amanda K LaMarre, Susan M Chang, Jennifer Clarke, Judy Patt, Emelia Barani
: 240 Background: The diagnosis of a brain tumor is a catastrophic life changing event that impacts the entire family. Patients and caregivers experience dramatic role changes, concern for their children, financial stress, and isolation. For many, the situation is overwhelming. A novel intervention to address these needs is "Family Camp". Our vision for camp was to provide respite to the entire family, decrease caregiver stress, improve family connections and promote a sense of understanding and connection with the community at large...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152798/patient-uptake-and-satisfaction-with-advanced-genomic-technologies-offered-through-an-employee-benefit-program
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Kelly Z Knickelbein, Julie Goldstein, Sara Riordan, Paul Billings
: 72 Background: Access to advanced genomic technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is important. As part of an employee benefit program, we offered genomic technologies, such as somatic tumor and inherited germline genetic testing, as well as clinical trial information, medical second opinions, and genetic counseling, as appropriate, to enrollees with cancer. Genetic counselors served as cancer navigators through the process. The study aimed to assess uptake of the services offered and satisfaction with the program...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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