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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812432/addressing-compassion-fatigue-and-stress-of-special-education-teachers-and-professional-staff-using-mindfulness-and-prayer
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Lori M Sharp Donahoo, Beverly Siegrist, Dawn Garrett-Wright
Alternative therapies are promising nursing interventions for improvement of compassion fatigue in educators working in special education. A convenience sample of 27 teachers and professional staff working in special education participated in a quasi-experimental pilot study and completed a pre/posttest of demographic questions, the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (10-item) and Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL). All attended a presentation on stress, compassion satisfaction (CS), mindfulness, prayer, and social support...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808856/validation-of-veterans-affairs-electronic-medical-record-smoking-data-among-iraq-and-afghanistan-era-veterans
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Patrick S Calhoun, Sarah M Wilson, Jeffrey S Hertzberg, Angela C Kirby, Scott D McDonald, Paul A Dennis, Lori A Bastian, Eric A Dedert, Jean C Beckham
BACKGROUND: Research using the Veterans Health Administration (VA) electronic medical records (EMR) has been limited by a lack of reliable smoking data. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of using VA EMR "Health Factors" data to determine smoking status among veterans with recent military service. DESIGN: Sensitivity, specificity, area under the receiver-operating curve (AUC), and kappa statistics were used to evaluate concordance between VA EMR smoking status and criterion smoking status...
August 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801393/protocol-for-the-mwellcare-trial-a-multicentre-cluster-randomised-12-month-controlled-trial-to-compare-the-effectiveness-of-mwellcare-an-mhealth-system-for-an-integrated-management-of-patients-with-hypertension-and-diabetes-versus-enhanced-usual-care-in-india
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Dilip Jha, Priti Gupta, Vamadevan S Ajay, Devraj Jindal, Pablo Perel, David Prieto-Merino, Pramod Jacob, Jonathan Nyong, Vidya Venugopal, Kavita Singh, Shifalika Goenka, Ambuj Roy, Nikhil Tandon, Vikram Patel, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
INTRODUCTION: Rising burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes is a major challenge to the health system in India. Innovative approaches such as mobile phone technology (mHealth) for electronic decision support in delivering evidence-based and integrated care for hypertension, diabetes and comorbid depression have potential to transform the primary healthcare system. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: mWellcare trial is a multicentre, cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a mHealth system and nurse managed care for people with hypertension and diabetes in rural India...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799677/text-message-reminders-for-improving-patient-appointment-adherence-in-an-office-based-buprenorphine-program-a-feasibility-study
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Babak Tofighi, Frank Grazioli, Sewit Bereket, Ellie Grossman, Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, Joshua David Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Missed visits are common in office-based buprenorphine treatment (OBOT). The feasibility of text message (TM) appointment reminders among OBOT patients is unknown. METHODS: This 6-month prospective cohort study provided TM reminders to OBOT program patients (N = 93). A feasibility survey was completed following delivery of TM reminders and at 6 months. RESULTS: Respondents reported that the reminders should be provided to all OBOT patients (100%) and helped them to adhere to their scheduled appointment (97%)...
August 11, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798009/preliminary-evaluation-of-a-brief-web-and-mobile-phone-intervention-for-men-with-depression-men-s-positive-coping-strategies-and-associated-depression-resilience-and-work-and-social-functioning
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Andrea Susan Fogarty, Judy Proudfoot, Erin Louise Whittle, Janine Clarke, Michael J Player, Helen Christensen, Kay Wilhelm
BACKGROUND: Previous research has identified that men experiencing depression do not always access appropriate health services. Web-based interventions represent an alternative treatment option for men, are effective in reducing anxiety and depression, and have potential for wide dissemination. However, men do not access Web-based programs at the same rate as women. Programs with content explicitly tailored to men's mental health needs are required. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the applicability of Man Central, a new Web and mobile phone intervention for men with depression...
August 10, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797865/increasing-advance-care-planning-completion-at-an-academic-internal-medicine-outpatient-clinic
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Ngoc-Phuong Luu, Candace Nigrin, Kimberly Peairs, Sydney M Dy, Melinda Sawyer, Samantha Pitts, Brent Petty
BACKGROUND: We sought to increase advance care planning completion at an academic internal medicine clinic through an electronic health record. MEASURES: Number of eligible patients who completed a form of advance care planning. INTERVENTION: Multidisciplinary team approach with engagement from providers and clinic staff; implemented informational letter and appropriate forms to eligible patients prior to appointment; informational video and provider reminders at time of appointment...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794617/sociodemographic-profile-and-predictors-of-outpatient-clinic-attendance-among-hiv-positive-patients-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy-in-selangor-malaysia
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Surajudeen Abiola Abdulrahman, Lekhraj Rampal, Norlijah Othman, Faisal Ibrahim, Kadir Shahar Hayati, Anuradha P Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Inconsistent literature evidence suggests that sociodemographic, economic, and system- and patient-related factors are associated with clinic attendance among the HIV-positive population receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) around the world. We examined the factors that predict outpatient clinic attendance among a cohort of HIV-positive patients initiating ART in Selangor, Malaysia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed secondary data on outpatient clinic attendance and sociodemographic, economic, psychosocial, and patient-related factors among 242 adult Malaysian patients initiating ART in Selangor, Malaysia...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736971/attitudes-of-greek-dentists-towards-repair-of-conservative-restorations-an-online-survey
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Antoniadou Maria, Paximada Charikleia, Lagouvardos Panagiotis
OBJECTIVES: Repair versus replacement of a defective direct restoration is one important step for conserving tooth structure. This study was designed to collect information on the attitudes of Greek dentists towards repairing direct restorations. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire with 16 multiple-choice and rank-ordering questions was created online and its URL address was randomly emailed to 800 dentists in the area of Athens, Greece. The questionnaire remained open for 3 months, and after two reminder emails the data collected were analysed statistically to identify differences between clinician's sex or years of practicing dentistry, using the chi-square and Kruskal-Wallis tests at α = 0...
July 23, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732834/patient-perceived-acceptability-and-behaviour-change-benefits-of-inhaler-reminders-and-adherence-feedback-a-qualitative-study
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Juliet M Foster, Helen K Reddel, Tim Usherwood, Susan M Sawyer, Lorraine Smith
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about patients' perceptions of electronic inhaler reminders, which have emerged in recent years as adherence promotion aids. This study explored asthma patients' attitudes toward the acceptability and utility of inhaler reminders. METHODS: Participants from a 6-month cluster randomized controlled trial who received reminders for missed doses via SmartTrack adherence monitors (Adherium Ltd) were interviewed to explore their perceptions; interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728804/pharmacy-technician-self-efficacies-insight-to-aid-future-education-staff-development-and-workforce-planning
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Shane P Desselle, Ryan Hoh, Erin R Holmes, Amanpreet Gill, Lemuel Zamora
BACKGROUND: The roles of pharmacy technicians are increasingly prominent given pharmacy's transition to patient-centered activities and evolving scopes of practice in many U.S. states and throughout the world. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess U.S. pharmacy technicians' self-efficacies for and attitudes toward performing current and emerging roles in hospital and in community pharmacy and to identify factors related to pharmacy technician self-efficacies in these roles...
July 15, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716995/impact-of-gp-reminders-on-follow-up-of-abnormal-cervical-cytology-a-before-after-study-in-danish-general-practice
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Bettina Kjær Kristiansen, Berit Andersen, Flemming Bro, Hans Svanholm, Peter Vedsted
BACKGROUND: Dysplasia may progress because of a loss to follow-up after an abnormal cervical cytology. Approximately 18% of Danish women postpone the recommended follow-up, which depends on the cytology results. AIM: To investigate if a reminder to the GP about missed follow-up could reduce the proportion of women who fail to act on a recommended follow-up, and to analyse the effect on sociodemographic and general practice variations. DESIGN AND SETTING: A national electronic GP reminder system was launched in Denmark in 2012 to target missed follow-up after screening, opportunistic testing, or surveillance indication...
August 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700102/electronic-messaging-intervention-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ronghua Fang, Xuexue Deng
AIM: To determine the effectiveness of an electronic messaging support service for management of cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes patients. BACKGROUND: Micro letter and short message service are widely used, but their health education benefit for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus has not been investigated. DESIGN: Convenience sample study with randomized group assignment. METHODS: Participants completed survey questionnaires, physical and laboratory evaluations between May 2015 and May 2016, and were then randomly assigned to two groups for receipt of a Micro letter + Short message or a Phone call (control)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699944/improving-the-readability-of-pediatric-hospital-medicine-discharge-instructions
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Ndidi Unaka, Angela Statile, Karen Jerardi, Devesh Dahale, Joan Morris, Brianna Liberio, Ashley Jenkins, Blair Simpson, Randi Mullaney, Jodi Kelley, Michelle Durling, Jennifer Shafer, Patrick Brady
BACKGROUND: Readable discharge instructions may help caregivers understand and implement care plans following hospitalization. Many caregivers of hospitalized children, however, have limited literacy. We aimed to increase the percentage of discharge instructions written at 7th grade level or lower for hospital medicine patients from 13% to 80% in 6 months. METHODS: Quality improvement efforts targeted a 42-bed unit at the community satellite of our large, urban academic hospital...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688385/circular-dichroism-in-photoelectron-images-from-aligned-nitric-oxide-molecules
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Ananya Sen, S T Pratt, K L Reid
We have used velocity map photoelectron imaging to study circular dichroism of the photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) of nitric oxide following two-color resonance-enhanced two-photon ionization via selected rotational levels of the A (2)Σ(+), v(')=0 state. By using a circularly polarized pump beam and a counter-propagating, circularly polarized probe beam, cylindrical symmetry is preserved in the ionization process, and the images can be reconstructed using standard algorithms. The velocity map imaging set up enables individual ion rotational states to be resolved with excellent collection efficiency, rendering the measurements considerably simpler to perform than previous measurements conducted with a conventional photoelectron spectrometer...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680770/reducing-over-utilization-of-cardiac-telemetry-with-pop-ups-in-an-electronic-medical-record-system
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Wajeeha Rizvi, Cyrus M Munguti, Jeet Mehta, K James Kallail, Darrell Youngman, Samer Antonios
Non-invasive cardiac monitoring has well-established indications and protocols. Telemetry is often overused leading to a shortage of tele-beds and an increment of hospital expenses. In some cases, patients are kept on telemetry longer than the indicated length because providers are unaware of its ongoing use. We investigated the effect of reminder pop-ups, incorporated into an electronic medical record (EMR), on minimizing the use of telemetry. Three regional hospitals implemented an electronic pop-up reminder for discontinuing the use of telemetry when no longer indicated...
May 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673777/predicting-no-shows-in-radiology-using-regression-modeling-of-data-available-in-the-electronic-medical-record
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H Benjamin Harvey, Catherine Liu, Jing Ai, Cristina Jaworsky, Claude Emmanuel Guerrier, Efren Flores, Oleg Pianykh
PURPOSE: To test whether data elements available in the electronic medical record (EMR) can be effectively leveraged to predict failure to attend a scheduled radiology examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using data from a large academic medical center, we identified all patients with a diagnostic imaging examination scheduled from January 1, 2016, to April 1, 2016, and determined whether the patient successfully attended the examination. Demographic, clinical, and health services utilization variables available in the EMR potentially relevant to examination attendance were recorded for each patient...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668719/evaluation-of-the-timing-and-coordination-of-prandial-insulin-administration-in-the-hospital
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Dhuha Alwan, Esther Chipps, Po-Yin Yen, Kathleen Dungan
AIMS: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between measures of coordinated insulin delivery and capillary blood glucose (CBG) levels among hospitalized patients and to assess nurse perceptions of insulin administration. METHODS: Hospitalized patients (n=451) receiving rapid acting insulin analog (RAIA) using carbohydrate counting were retrospectively analyzed. Nurses (n=35) were asked to complete an 18-item anonymous survey assessing perception of RAIA dosing...
June 22, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666977/the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-web-based-alcohol-management-intervention-in-community-sports-clubs-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tameka McFadyen, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Jenny Tindall, Sze Lin Yoong, Christophe Lecathelinais, Karen Gillham, Shauna Sherker, Bosco Rowland, Nicola McLaren, Melanie Kingsland
BACKGROUND: The implementation of comprehensive alcohol management strategies can reduce excessive alcohol use and reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm at sporting venues. Supporting sports venues to implement alcohol management strategies via the Web may represent an effective and efficient means of reducing harm caused by alcohol in this setting. However, the feasibility and acceptability of such an approach is unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify (1) the current access to and use of the Web and electronic devices by sports clubs; (2) the perceived usefulness, ease of use, and intention to use a Web-based program to support implementation of alcohol management policies in sports clubs; (3) the factors associated with intention to use such a Web-based support program; and (4) the specific features of such a program that sports clubs would find useful...
June 30, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654972/effect-of-electronic-reminders-financial-incentives-and-social-support-on-outcomes-after-myocardial-infarction-the-heartstrong-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kevin G Volpp, Andrea B Troxel, Shivan J Mehta, Laurie Norton, Jingsan Zhu, Raymond Lim, Wenli Wang, Noora Marcus, Christian Terwiesch, Kristen Caldarella, Tova Levin, Mike Relish, Nathan Negin, Aaron Smith-McLallen, Richard Snyder, Claire M Spettell, Brian Drachman, Daniel Kolansky, David A Asch
Importance: Adherence to medications prescribed after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is low. Wireless technology and behavioral economic approaches have shown promise in improving health behaviors. Objective: To determine whether a system of medication reminders using financial incentives and social support delays subsequent vascular events in patients following AMI compared with usual care. Design, Setting, and Participants: Two-arm, randomized clinical trial with a 12-month intervention conducted from 2013 through 2016...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643352/cesium-s-off-the-map-valence-orbital
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Maarten G Goesten, Martin Rahm, F Matthias Bickelhaupt, Emiel J M Hensen
The Td -symmetric [CsO4 ](+) ion, featuring Cs in an oxidation state of 9, is computed to be a minimum. Cs uses outer core 5s and 5p orbitals to bind the oxygen atoms. The valence Cs 6s orbital lies too high to be involved in bonding, and contributes to Rydberg levels only. From a molecular orbital perspective, the bonding scheme is reminiscent of XeO4 : an octet of electrons to bind electronegative ligands, and no low-lying acceptor orbitals on the central atom. In this sense, Cs(+) resembles hypervalent Xe...
June 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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