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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331051/fecal-incontinence-knowledge-attitudes-and-help-seeking-behaviors-among-community-dwelling-adults-in-korea
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Hee-Kyung Joh, Moo-Kyung Seong, Hyun-Jun Ahn
OBJECTIVES: Fecal incontinence (FI) is a common debilitating disorder that tends to be underreported. Although low health literacy likely contributes to the underreporting, studies on FI knowledge among the general population remain scarce. We investigated how FI knowledge is associated with attitudes and help-seeking behaviors. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among community-dwelling adults undergoing national health screening in Korea. A structured, self-administered questionnaire was used to assess FI knowledge, attitudes, and help-seeking behaviors...
January 13, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324857/allergic-rhinitis-and-rhinosinusitis-synergistically-compromise-the-mental-health-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-korean-adults-a-nationwide-population-based-survey
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Ji-Hyeon Shin, Daeyoung Roh, Dong-Hee Lee, Soo Whan Kim, Sung Won Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Byung-Guk Kim, Boo-Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) and rhinosinusitis (RS) negatively impact psychological well-being and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, few population-based studies have investigated the effects of these conditions on mental health and HRQoL. PURPOSE: To explore independent associations of AR and/or RS with mental health and HRQoL using data from the 2013-2015 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). METHODS: The KNHANES is a nationwide cross-sectional survey of the non-institutionalized population of Korea...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321922/longitudinal-pharmacoepidemiological-and-health-services-research-for-substance-users-in-treatment-protocol-of-the-belgian-tdi-ima-linkage
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Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine, Lies Gremeaux
Background: Not much is known about the health seeking behavior of people with substance use disorders before they enter specialized treatment and afterwards. This paper explains in detail the protocol that has been followed to establish the Belgian TDI-IMA-database, which is linking two separate databases: the Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) and the database of the Intermutualistic Agency (IMA). The Treatment Demand Indicator is measuring incidence of people with substance use disorders entering drug treatment...
2018: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318503/university-students-knowledge-attitudes-and-sources-of-information-about-zika-virus
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Ashley N Plaster, Julia E Painter, Dylan H Tjersland, Kathryn H Jacobsen
Colleges and universities are valuable partners for community health education outreach targeted to young adults. After the outbreak of Zika virus infection in the Americas was declared to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, 2016, postsecondary institutions played an important role in educating at-risk communities about health promotion and disease prevention strategies. In April 2016, we recruited 613 undergraduate students from a large public university to complete a survey about their Zika-related knowledge, attitudes, and information seeking behaviors...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313465/linguistic-conceptualizations-of-disease-among-the-luo-of-kenya
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Benson Oduor Ojwang
The region inhabited by the Luo ethnic group in Kenya is disease endemic. However, disease awareness initiatives register low acceptance due to the sociocultural images of disease and illness conceptualized in the local Dholuo language in ways that may contradict modern biomedical knowledge and practice. This article evaluates the sociocultural basis of encoding descriptions of disease in the Luo indigenous knowledge system and their implications for modern medical practice. The methodology entailed use of qualitative interviews of purposively sampled Dholuo-speaking patient escorts in a provincial referral hospital...
February 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313417/beyond-the-verbal-pregnant-women-s-preferences-for-receiving-influenza-and-tdap-vaccine-information-from-their-obstetric-care-providers
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Mallory Ellingson, Allison T Chamberlain
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal providers are pregnant women's most trusted sources of health information, and a provider's recommendation is a strong predictor of maternal vaccine receipt. However, other ways women prefer receiving vaccine-related information from prenatal providers, aside from face-to-face conversations, is unclear. This study explores what secondary communication methods are preferred for receiving maternal vaccine-related information. STUDY DESIGN: Obstetric patients at four prenatal clinics around Atlanta, Georgia received a 27-item survey between May 5th, 2016 and June 15th, 2016...
January 9, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306721/comparative-risk-assessment-and-cessation-information-seeking-among-smokeless-tobacco-users
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Jungmi Jun, Xiaoli Nan
INTRODUCTION: This research examined (1) smokeless tobacco users' comparative optimism in assessing the health and addiction risks of their own product in comparison with cigarettes, and (2) the effects of comparative optimism on cessation information-seeking. METHODS: A nationally-representative sample from the 2015 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)-FDA was employed. RESULTS: The analyses revealed the presence of comparative optimism in assessing both health and addiction risks among smokeless tobacco users...
December 28, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306117/difficulties-in-emotion-regulation-in-treatment-seeking-alcoholics-with-and-without-co-occurring-mood-and-anxiety-disorders
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Clara M Bradizza, Whitney C Brown, Melanie U Ruszczyk, Kurt H Dermen, Joseph F Lucke, Paul R Stasiewicz
Emotion regulation difficulties (ERD) are known to underlie mental health conditions including anxiety and depressive disorders and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Although AUD, mood, and anxiety disorders commonly co-occur, no study has examined the association between these disorders and ERD among AUD outpatients. In the current study, emotion regulation (ER) scores of AUD individuals with no co-occurring mental health condition were compared to the ER scores of individuals who met diagnostic criteria for co-occurring mood and/or anxiety disorders...
December 29, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304829/muslim-women-s-use-of-contraception-in-the-united-states
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Henna Budhwani, Jami Anderson, Kristine R Hearld
BACKGROUND: American Muslim women are an understudied population; thus, significant knowledge gaps exist related to their most basic health behaviors and indicators. Considering this, we examined American Muslim women's contraception utilization patterns. METHODS: Self-reported data collected in late 2015 were analyzed. Women who identified as Muslim, were at least 18 years old, sexually active, and current residents of the United States (n = 224) met the inclusion criteria...
January 5, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303677/vaccinations-among-italian-adolescents-knowledge-attitude-and-behavior
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Concetta Paola Pelullo, Gabriella Di Giuseppe
This study evaluates knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of adolescents regarding vaccinations. A cross-sectional study was conducted among a sample of 771 adolescents, aged 11 to 18 selected from a random sample of 5 public schools, in the period between March and May 2017, in the geographical area of Naples. A self-administered questionnaire was used to seek information about: 1) socio-demographic characteristics; 2) knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases; 3) attitudes towards vaccinations; 4) behavior regarding vaccinations...
January 5, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302988/social-health-insurance-difference-in-inpatient-expenditure-and-service-category-in-china
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Qing Wang, Jay Shen, Jennifer Rice, Kaitlyn Frakes
China successfully achieved universal health insurance coverage in 2011. Previous work on the effects of social health insurance in China has overlooked the association between health insurance and inpatient service category as well as the mechanisms of institutional characteristics. This study seeks to estimate the social health insurance difference in inpatient expenditure and service category. The role of institutional characteristics was also studied. The logistic model was applied to estimate the association of social health insurance and service category...
January 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302545/morbidity-pattern-and-health-seeking-behavior-of-elderly-in-urban-slums-a-cross-sectional-study-in-assam-india
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Kabita Barua, Madhur Borah, Chandana Deka, Rana Kakati
Background: Elderly population in India is increasing fast which indicates a growing share of population with more special needs for health and support. Understanding the morbidities and health-seeking behavior of elderly is essential for strengthening geriatric health-care services delivery. Objectives: The objective of this study was to study the morbidity profile of elderly in urban slum areas and assess their health-seeking behavior. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in urban slums of Jorhat district of Assam, among 125 elderly selected by simple random sampling...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302531/need-for-revisiting-the-role-of-sexually-transmitted-disease-clinics-in-government-hospitals-in-india
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Madhulekha Bhattacharya, Hema Gogia
Introduction: The Government of India provides treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through government's sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics with the mandate of providing curative and preventive services for clients in the context of STIs. However, besides the patients suffering from STDs, other clients with problems related to reproductive and sexual health also attend these clinics. This study aimed to assess the profile and treatment-seeking behavior of clients attending STD clinics in government hospitals in India...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302529/maternal-health-care-seeking-behavior-in-north-india
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Anjali Jain, Sujan Singh, Alpana Choudhary, Ashish Jain, Alok Chouudhary
Introduction: Pregnancy and labour, if not kept under constant vigil, can end in serious complications or even death at any moment. The aim of the study was done to know the practices of community regarding maternity care during pregnancy, delivery and postnatal period. Methods: A cross-sectional, community based study was conducted on 120 rural, 120 urban elite and 120 urban slum areas mothers, who delivered within last three months. Results: One-fourth mothers in rural area faced one or the other problem during antenatal period while in urban slum and urban elite only 15% and 9...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302520/care-seeking-for-childhood-pneumonia-by-rural-and-poor-urban-communities-in-lucknow-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Anurag Minz, Monika Agarwal, J V Singh, V K Singh
Context: Globally, around 16% of under-five children die due to pneumonia. Childhood pneumonia, if identified early is a readily treatable through low-cost antibiotics. Access to timely and appropriate care is a key action to control pneumonia. Aims: The aim of the study was to understand the caregiver's care-seeking behavior for the management of childhood pneumonia among rural and urban poor communities in Lucknow. Settings and Design: Rural areas and urban slums of Lucknow district, from September 2014 to August 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302249/addressing-outcomes-expectancies-in-behavior-change
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Layton Reesor, Elizabeth M Vaughan, Daphne C Hernandez, Craig A Johnston
Individuals commonly seek help for problem health behaviors, such as excessive drinking, smoking, and weight gain. Yet, there is a high rate of recidivism in these behaviors because outcome expectancies are either too high, negative outcome expectancies are not considered, or outcome expectancies are not properly addressed. Healthcare providers are recommended to list the outcome expectancy for the problem behavior and corresponding treatment for their patient. Through the process it is important to acknowledge both the positive and negative outcomes of engaging in the problem behavior...
November 2017: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300702/the-cost-effectiveness-of-the-online-mindspot-clinic-for-the-treatment-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-australia
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Yu-Chen Lee, Lan Gao, Blake F Dear, Nickolai Titov, Cathrine Mihalopoulos
BACKGROUND: The MindSpot Clinic (MindSpot) offers internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) courses for people with anxiety and depressive disorders in Australia. The efficacy credentials of the courses offered at MindSpot are now well established but not the credentials of cost-effectiveness. The current study is aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Wellbeing Course offered in MindSpot in comparison with the routine/usual care (defined as care in the absence of MindSpot) for people with symptoms of depression or/and anxiety from the perspective of Australian Department of Health...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300696/messengers-and-messages-for-tweets-that-used-thinspo-and-fitspo-hashtags-in-2016
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Jenine K Harris, Alexis Duncan, Vera Men, Nora Shevick, Melissa J Krauss, Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg
INTRODUCTION: Twitter is widely used by young adults and is popular for seeking and sharing health information. The hashtags #thinspo and #fitspo provide a way to identify tweets designed to inspire thinness (thinspiration, thinspo) or fitness (fitspiration, fitspo). However, despite having different purposes, both terms may be associated with content that promotes eating disorders. We sought to 1) examine and compare the characteristics of senders and the content of tweets using these hashtags and 2) identify characteristics associated with engagement with a #thinspo or #fitspo tweet...
January 4, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300099/sexual-risk-among-african-american-girls-seeking-psychiatric-care-a-social-personal-framework
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Geri Donenberg, Erin Emerson, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Faith Fletcher
OBJECTIVE: This study examined individual and social factors associated with sexual risk behavior among African American girls seeking outpatient mental health services across 2 years and key developmental transitions. METHOD: African American females 12-16 years old (M = 14.5; SD = 1.15; n = 266) were recruited from eight outpatient mental health clinics and completed interviewer-administered and computer-assisted measures at baseline, 12, and 24 months. Analyses tested individual attributes (externalizing and internalizing problems) and family context (maternal acceptance-rejection, mother-daughter communication about sex) at baseline, peer influences (peer support of substance use, girlfriend dating behavior) and partner relationship characteristics (rejection sensitivity, partner risk communication frequency and openness) at 12 months, and girls' sexual behavior at 24 months...
January 2018: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298361/association-between-perceived-discrimination-and-emergency-department-use-among-safety-net-patients-in-the-southwestern-united-states
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Kimberly R Enard, Lucinda Nevarez, Deborah M Ganelin
OBJECTIVES: Patients' perceptions of how they are treated in their interactions with the healthcare system represent important and valid measures of healthcare quality that may influence health utilization, outcomes, and costs. Perceived discrimination or the sense of being treated unfairly is an important patient perception known to adversely affect health, but the relation of such perceptions to health-seeking behaviors related to low-acuity emergency department (ED) use is unclear...
January 2018: Southern Medical Journal
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