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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429631/household-food-insecurity-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-sagamu-nigeria-a-preliminary-study
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Oluwafolahan O Sholeye, Victor J Animasahun, Albert A Salako, Bankole K Oyewole
BACKGROUND: Household food insecurity has been associated with increased risk of transmission of HIV infection and poor treatment outcomes. This study therefore determined the prevalence of household food insecurity and its associated factors among people living with HIV in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among 244 adult clients accessing care and support at the teaching hospital in Sagamu, Nigeria, selected via systematic sampling...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428732/access-to-information-and-counselling-older-cancer-patients-self-report-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Kristin Vassbotn Guldhav, Randi Jepsen, Siri Ytrehus, Ellen Karine Grov
BACKGROUND: An increasingly older population, improved diagnostics and treatment increase the number of older cancer survivors, thus more than 60% of those affected by cancer are over the age of 65. Symptom relief and the prevention of functional impairment are important tasks for home care nursing, considering that patients can live a long time with their cancer disease and related side effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which cancer patients over the age of 65 reported access to information and counselling from home care nursing services, including those offered by the cancer coordinator...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428672/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-mothers-in-kosova-about-complementary-feeding-for-infant-and-children-6-24-months
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Merita Berisha, Naser Ramadani, Rina Hoxha, Sanije Gashi, Valbona Zhjeqi, Drita Zajmi, Ilir Begolli
AIM: This cross sectional study assessed knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding complementary feeding among mothers with children between 6-24 months at the national level. METHODS: The sample of 492 mothers with children between 6-24 months, with a confidence level of 95%, the acceptable margin of 5%, the expected prevalence of 50% knowledge and effect of 1.3, were interviewed from all regions, in all Kosovo. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 17.0 and presented using descriptive and inferential statistics such as Chi-square with significance level set at 5%...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421852/the-priorities-of-iranian-male-adolescents-health-needs
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Elham Zare, Masoumeh Simbar, Zohreh Shahhosseini, Hamid Alavi Majd
Health in the adolescence period guarantees the next generation's health. The assessment of health needs is the first stage for the implementation of health promotion interventions. This study aimed to assess the priorities of male adolescent's health needs in Tehran, Iran, in year 2015. This cross-sectional correlational study was conducted with 1,200 male adolescents aged between 13 and 18 years. Single male adolescents studying in public guidance and high schools in Tehran, Iran, in year 2015 were chosen using a random multistage sampling method...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420596/the-behaviors-and-experiences-of-the-community-pharmacy-team-on-the-provision-of-multi-compartment-compliance-aids
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Derek Stewart, Craig McDonald, Joan MacLeod, Katie MacLure, Gwen Gray, Trudi McIntosh
BACKGROUND: Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines. Acknowledging the lack of evidence that MCAs improve adherence or clinical outcomes, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has expressed concern that MCAs have 'become regarded as a panacea for medicines use'. OBJECTIVES: To determine the behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team around MCA provision. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 26 community pharmacies in the north east of Scotland...
April 9, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408170/community-pharmacists-attitudes-toward-providing-care-and-services-to-patients-with-severe-and-persistent-mental-illness
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Alicia Watkins, Jerry McKee, Caitlin Hughes, Trista Pfeiffenberger
OBJECTIVES: To assess community pharmacists' attitudes toward working with patients who have severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and to identify perceived barriers to providing care and services to this population. DESIGN: This study was a cross-sectional survey of community pharmacists in North Carolina. The questionnaire, which was distributed electronically, included demographic questions about the responder and pharmacy in which they practiced, Likert-type scale questions assessing pharmacists' comfort and attitudes towards working with patients with SPMI, and barriers preventing provision of care...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406673/bayesian-unknown-change-point-models-to-investigate-immediacy-in-single-case-designs
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Prathiba Natesan, Larry V Hedges
Although immediacy is one of the necessary criteria to show strong evidence of a causal relation in single case designs (SCDs), no inferential statistical tool is currently used to demonstrate it. We propose a Bayesian unknown change-point model to investigate and quantify immediacy in SCD analysis. Unlike visual analysis that considers only 3-5 observations in consecutive phases to investigate immediacy, this model considers all data points. Immediacy is indicated when the posterior distribution of the unknown change-point is narrow around the true value of the change-point...
April 13, 2017: Psychological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406370/farmers-have-hearts-the-prevalence-of-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-among-a-sub-group-of-irish-livestock-farmers
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Diana van Doorn, Noel Richardson, Aoife Osborne
OBJECTIVES: Despite international findings that farmers have better health outcomes than other occupation groups, Irish farmers are found to be a high risk group for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Early detection of CVD through preventive health measurements, such as screening of high risk groups, can contribute to a reduction of CVD cases. Farmers, however, represent a 'challenging' group in terms of engaging in preventive health behaviors. This study examined the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among male Irish livestock farmers who participated in heart screening as part of a workplace health intervention...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406133/knowledge-and-awareness-of-breast-cancer-among-rural-women-in-umuowa-orlu-local-government-area-imo-state-south-east-nigeria
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A Nwaneri, E O Osuala, P U Okpala, A C Emesowum, P Iheanacho
BACKGROUND: Many women with breast cancer present at the health institutions with advanced multiple nodal involvements have poor prognostic outcome. Knowledge and awareness of breast cancer may promote health-seeking behavior, thus early diagnosis and increased survival rate of breast cancer cases. The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of women on breast self-examination (BSE) in Umuowa, which would guide future intervention program on breast cancer prevention and control in the community...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402053/pseudoreplication-and-the-usage-of-biomarkers-in-ecotoxicological-bioassays
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Flávio H Tincani, Grabrieli L Galvan, Antonio E M L Marques, Gustavo S Santos, Letícia S Pereira, Thiago A da Silva, Helena C Silva de Assis, Ronilson V Barbosa, Marta M Cestari
Pseudoreplication is a widely discussed topic in the scientific community. Its principal critique concerns the lack of independence in flawed experimental designs and the use of inferential statistics to test the hypothesis of such experiments. Thirty years after its appearance, it remains misunderstood by many researchers, including ecotoxicologists. In this work, we will try to clarify some of its concepts by filling in what seems to be a gap in the terminology of manipulative experiments. We propose the term experimental medium to refer strictly to the relevant spatial scale of the experiment, in order to preserve the specificity of the experimental and observational units, and to display pseudoreplication as a kind of misinterpretation and/or misanalysis of inferential statistics...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390587/clinical-features-of-adolescents-with-chronic-idiopathic-or-spontaneous-urticaria-review-of-omalizumab-clinical-trials
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Stanley Goldstein, Susan Gabriel, Farid Kianifard, Benjamin Ortiz, David P Skoner
BACKGROUND: Adults and adolescents were included in 3 phase 3 omalizumab trials in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU): ASTERIA I, ASTERIA II, and GLACIAL. OBJECTIVE: To describe the baseline clinical profile of adolescent patients with CIU enrolled in the omalizumab trials to add to the limited literature available on CIU in this population. METHODS: Data for patient demographics, baseline clinical disease characteristics, medical history, and previous CIU medication information (not efficacy assessments) from phase 3 omalizumab trials were pooled and descriptive statistical analyses performed for adolescent (12 to <18 years old) and adult (≥18 years old) subgroups...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382660/the-effects-of-threshold-inspiratory-muscle-training-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-copd-disease-a-randomized-experimental-study
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Han-Yu Chuang, Hsiao Yun Chang, Yueh-Yen Fang, Su-Er Guo
AIMS: To investigate the effects of threshold inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in patients with stages II through IV chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using maximum inspiratory pressure (PImax), baseline dyspnoea index (BDI), 6-minute walk test (6MWT), and quality of life (QoL). BACKGROUND: A threshold inspiratory muscle training device provides pressure for inspiratory muscle strength, but there is limited information on the effects of threshold inspiratory muscle training starting at low pressure training...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382063/the-effects-of-preanesthetic-parental-presence-on-preoperative-anxiety-of-children-and-their-parents-a-randomized-clinical-trial-study-in-iran
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Razie Rasti-Emad-Abadi, Abbas Naboureh, Morteza Nasiri, Nilofar Motamed, Faezeh Jahanpour
INTRODUCTION: Parental presence during induction of anesthesia (PPIA) has been a controversial issue, with some studies showing its effects on reducing anxiety. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the effects of PPIA on preoperative anxiety of children as well as their parents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was conducted among 60 children aged 2-10 years and their parents. Children were randomly assigned to intervention (n = 30) and control (n = 30) groups...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364780/the-link-between-intergenic-distances-and-controls-exerted-on-the-transcriptional-regulation-an-inferential-approach
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M Ahmadi, B Salehi
The position of genes along the genome is an important evolutionary factor for organizing gene regulation. Hence, transcriptional regulatory network have been studied much more extensively from gene distributions rather than other viewpoints. The systematics of intergenic distances, therefore, should be taken into account as an important source of information on the controls exerted on gene expression by various biological mechanisms. Here we study a collection of features including, intergenic and interoperonic distances, distances between isolated genes, distances between regulatory genes and distances between isolated and regulatory genes/operons in order to provide a more informative picture of gene distributions via firstly discovering the statistical model of these features...
February 28, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363626/validating-signs-and-symptoms-from-an-actual-mass-casualty-incident-to-characterize-an-irritant-gas-syndrome-agent-igsa-exposure-a-first-step-in-the-development-of-a-novel-igsa-triage-algorithm
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Joan M Culley, Jane Richter, Sara Donevant, Abbas Tavakoli, Jean Craig, Salvatore DiNardi
INTRODUCTION: Chemical exposures can pose a significant threat to life. Rapid assessment by first responders/emergency nurses is required to reduce death and disability. Currently, no informatics tools for irritant gas syndrome agents (IGSA) exposures exist to process victims efficiently, continuously monitor for latent signs/symptoms, or make triage recommendations. This study describes the first step in developing ED informatics tools for chemical incidents: validation of signs/symptoms that characterize an IGSA syndrome...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363326/can-a-complex-online-intervention-improve-cancer-nurses-pain-screening-and-assessment-practices-results-from-a-multicenter-pre-post-test-pilot-study
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Jane L Phillips, Nicole Heneka, Louise Hickman, Lawrence Lam, Tim Shaw
Unrelieved cancer pain has an adverse impact on quality of life. While routine screening and assessment forms the basis of effective cancer pain management, it is often poorly done, thus contributing to the burden of unrelieved cancer pain. The aim of this study was to test the impact of an online, complex, evidence-based educational intervention on cancer nurses' pain assessment capabilities and adherence to cancer pain screening and assessment guidelines. Specialist inpatient cancer nurses in five Australian acute care settings participated in an intervention combining an online spaced learning cancer pain assessment module with audit and feedback of pain assessment practices...
April 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348891/surface-area-of-patellar-facets-inferential-statistics-in-the-iraqi-population
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Ahmed Al-Imam, Zaid Al-Zamili, Rawan Omar
Background. The patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body; its three-dimensional complexity necessitates biomechanical perfection. Numerous pathologies occur at the patellofemoral unit which may end in degenerative changes. This study aims to test the presence of statistical correlation between the surface areas of patellar facets and other patellar morphometric parameters. Materials and Methods. Forty dry human patellae were studied. The morphometry of each patella was measured using a digital Vernier Caliper, electronic balance, and image analyses software known as ImageJ...
2017: Anatomy Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346192/menopausal-symptom-relief-and-side-effects-experienced-by-women-using-compounded-bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-synthetic-conjugated-equine-estrogen-and-or-progestin-hormone-replacement-therapy-part-3
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Laura J Deleruyelle
The use of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by menopausal women has become a popular alternative to traditional synthetic conjugated equine estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy due to safety concerns raised by recent studies. However, due to the lack of randomized, large-scale trials to evaluate the efficacy and side-effect profile of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy many healthcare providers are reluctant to prescribe such therapy. The purpose of this study was to compare women's menopausal symptom relief and side effects experienced when using compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and traditional hormone replacement therapy...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339382/menopausal-symptom-relief-and-side-effects-experienced-by-women-using-compounded-bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-synthetic-conjugated-equine-estrogen-and-or-progestin-hormone-replacement-therapy-part-2
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Laura J Deleruyelle
The use of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by menopausal women has become a popular alternative to traditional synthetic conjugated equine estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy due to safety concerns raised by recent studies. However, due to the lack of randomized, large-scale trials to evaluate the efficacy and side-effect profile of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy many healthcare providers are reluctant to prescribe such therapy. The purpose of this study was to compare women's menopausal symptom relief and side effects experienced when using compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and traditional hormone replacement therapy...
November 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339370/menopausal-symptom-relief-and-side-effects-experienced-by-women-using-bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-synthetic-conjugated-equine-estrogen-and-or-progestin-hormone-replacement-therapy-part-1
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Laura J Deleruyelle
The use of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by menopausal women has become a popular alternative to traditional synthetic conjugated equine estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy due to safety concerns raised by recent studies. However, due to the lack of randomized, large-scale trials to evaluate the efficacy and side-effect profile of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy many healthcare providers are reluctant to prescribe such therapy. The purpose of this study was to compare women's menopausal symptom relief and side effects experienced when using compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and traditional hormone replacement therapy...
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
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