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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920121/is-knowledge-translation-without-patient-or-community-engagement-flawed
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Vivian R Ramsden, Norma Rabbitskin, John M Westfall, Maret Felzien, Janice Braden, Jessica Sand
BACKGROUND: The engagement of patients/individuals and/or communities has become increasingly important in all aspects of the research process. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this manuscript is to begin the discussion about the use and implementation of authentic engagement in the development of presentations and manuscripts which evolve from research that has engaged patients/individuals and/or communities. METHODS: Community-Based Participatory Research; Transformative Action Research...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919385/usability-problems-do-not-heal-by-themselves-national-survey-on-physicians-experiences-with-ehrs-in-finland
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Johanna Kaipio, Tinja Lääveri, Hannele Hyppönen, Suvi Vainiomäki, Jarmo Reponen, Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki, Jukka Vänskä
PURPOSE: Survey studies of health information systems use tend to focus on availability of functionalities, adoption and intensity of use. Usability surveys have not been systematically conducted by any healthcare professional groups on a national scale on a repeated basis. This paper presents results from two cross-sectional surveys of physicians' experiences with the usability of currently used EHR systems in Finland. The research questions were: To what extent has the overall situation improved between 2010 and 2014? What differences are there between healthcare sectors? METHODS: In the spring of 2014, a survey was conducted in Finland using a questionnaire that measures usability and respondents' user experiences with electronic health record (EHR) systems...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914688/systematic-review-of-rheumatic-disease-epidemiology-in-the-indigenous-populations-of-canada-the-united-states-australia-and-new-zealand
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REVIEW
Cairistin McDougall, Kelle Hurd, Cheryl Barnabe
OBJECTIVE: Past publications have highlighted an excess rheumatic disease incidence and prevalence in indigenous populations of Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), and the United States of America (Alaska Native and American Indian). We have updated these reviews and expanded the scope to include New Zealand (Maori) and Australia (Aborigine) indigenous populations. METHODS: We performed a broad search using medical literature databases, indigenous specific online indexes, and government websites to identify publications reporting the incidence and/or prevalence of arthritis conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, gout, osteoarthritis, systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis) in the indigenous populations of Canada, America, New Zealand, and Australia...
November 1, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913084/quality-of-communication-about-medicines-in-united-states-hospitals-a-national-retrospective-study
#4
Lauren Mullings, Jayashri Sankaranarayanan
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of improving transitions across care, literature is very limited on inpatient "Communication about Medicines" (ComMed) by staff across United States (U.S.) hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate ComMed quality variations by hospital characteristics. METHODS: In a cross-sectional, retrospective study of publicly available U.S. Medicare's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Plans Survey (HCAHPS) data (January 2013-September 2014), ComMed quality (high = above average/excellent vs...
October 26, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908335/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-quality-measure-sep-1-the-early-management-bundle-for-severe-sepsis-septic-shock
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REVIEW
Jeremy S Faust, Scott D Weingart
SEP-1, the new national quality measure on sepsis, resulted from an undertaking to standardize care for severe sepsis and septic shock regardless of the size of the emergency department where the patient is being treated. SEP-1 does not necessarily follow the best current evidence available. Nevertheless, a thorough understanding of SEP-1 is crucial because all hospitals and emergency providers will be accountable for meeting the requirements of this measure. SEP-1 is the first national quality measure on early management of sepsis care...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905103/subjective-well-being-in-the-new-china-religion-social-capital-and-social-status
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Yunsong Chen, Mark Williams
We present the first nationally representative evidence on the relationship between religion and subjective well-being for the case of China. Research on Western societies tends to find a positive association between being religious and level of well-being. China provides an interesting critical case as the religious population is growing rapidly and the religious and socioeconomic environments are profoundly different from Western societies, implying different mechanisms might be at work. We hypothesize to find a positive association between religion and well-being in China too, but argue social capital, for which strong evidence is often found in Western societies, is unlikely to be an important mechanism because religion in China is generally non-congregational...
December 2016: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897779/gold-award-for-prison-health-team
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A team from HM Prison Norwich has received the Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark Award - the first national recognition of care provided to prisoners in the final months of their lives.
November 16, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883930/reconciling-community-based-indigenous-research-and-academic-practices-knowing-principles-is-not-always-enough
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Melody E Morton Ninomiya, Nathaniel J Pollock
Historically, Indigenous health research in Canada has failed to engage Indigenous peoples and communities as primary stakeholders of research evidence. Increasingly, research ethics and methodologies are being positioned as tools for Indigenous self-determination. In response, mainstream institutions have developed new ethical principles for research involving Indigenous people. While these transformations are necessary steps towards re-orienting research practices, they are not prescriptive. In this paper, we make visible three dilemmas from a case study in which Indigenous health research frameworks provided limited guidance or were unclear about how to balance community priorities with Indigenous research principles...
November 5, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878418/factors-associated-with-current-smoking-among-off-reserve-first-nations-and-m%C3%A3-tis-youth-results-from-the-2012-aboriginal-peoples-survey
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Christopher Ryan, Scott Leatherdale, Martin Cooke
First Nations and Métis, two of Canada's constitutionally recognized Indigenous groups, suffer from poorer overall health than non-Indigenous Canadians. Current smoking, a known predictor of chronic health conditions, is close to twice as prevalent among Indigenous youth as it is among non-Indigenous Canadian youth. However, little population-level research has examined the correlates of current smoking among this population. Guided by a health framework centered on Indigenous-specific determinants, we used data from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey to examine the correlates of current smoking among First Nations and Métis youth aged 15-17 years living outside of First Nations reserves...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874939/health-status-correlates-of-malnutrition-in-the-polish-elderly-population-results-of-the-polsenior-study
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R Krzyminska-Siemaszko, J Chudek, A Suwalska, M Lewandowicz, M Mossakowska, R Kroll-Balcerzak, B Wizner, S Tobis, K Mehr, K Wieczorowska-Tobis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze health-related factors associated with poor nutritional status (PNS) of a representative group of Polish older people, based on data from the PolSenior project (the first nation-wide study of Polish senior citizens). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nutritional status was assessed in 3751 community-dwelling older people (1770 females, mean age: 77.4±8.0 years) using the Mini Nutritional Assessment - Short Form. Elements of comprehensive geriatric assessment (cognitive and mood screening), selected medical data were analyzed in relation to the nutritional status...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867262/colonial-legacy-and-the-experience-of-first-nations-women-in-cervical-cancer-screening-a-canadian-multi-community-study
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Pamela Wakewich, Brianne Wood, Crystal Davey, Ashlie Laframboise, Ingeborg Zehbe
Regular Papanicolaou (Pap) screening has dramatically reduced cervical cancer incidence in Canada since the 1950s. However, Indigenous women's rates of cervical cancer remain disproportionately high, a factor which is not acknowledged in national media or in educational materials reporting Canada's new cervical cancer screening guidelines. Here, we present findings from a cervical cancer screening initiative in Northwestern Ontario. Based on participatory action research, we worked with 10 First Nations communities in the Robinson Superior Treaty area to increase awareness of cervical cancer risk, develop culturally sensitive tools for screening and education and test the efficacy of human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling as an alternative to Pap cytology...
January 1, 2016: Critical Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867211/teaching-tools-to-engage-anishinaabek-first-nations-women-in-cervical-cancer-screening-report-of-an-educational-workshop
#12
Ingeborg Zehbe, Brianne Wood, Pamela Wakewich, Marion Maar, Nicholas Escott, Naana Jumah, Julian Little
OBJECTIVE: To explore educational strategies for engaging First Nations women in Canada to attend cervical cancer screening. DESIGN: Within a participatory action research framework, semi-structured interviews with health-care providers in First Nations communities revealed that education about the value of screening is perceived as being a key factor to promote cervical cancer screening. SETTING: To obtain feedback from workshop informants, a 1-day educational workshop was held to identify appropriate educational intervention strategies, which would be applied in a forthcoming randomised controlled cervical screening trial...
April 1, 2016: Health Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864349/substantial-equivalence-standards-in-tobacco-governance-statutory-clarity-and-regulatory-precedent-for-the-fsptca
#13
Daniel Carpenter, Gregory N Connolly, Lauren Kass Lempert
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA) of 2009 creates the first national system of pre-market regulation of tobacco products in American history. The FDA must now review and give marketing authorization to all new tobacco products, based upon a public health standard, before they can be legally marketed. Yet the law also contains an alternative pathway for market entry-the substantial equivalence (SE) clause-by which novel and altered tobacco products can be marketed by demonstrating their substantial equivalence to existing products...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863998/swaziland-hiv-incidence-measurement-survey-shims-a-prospective-national-cohort-study
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Jessica Justman, Jason B Reed, George Bicego, Deborah Donnell, Keala Li, Naomi Bock, Alison Koler, Neena M Philip, Charmaine K Mlambo, Bharat S Parekh, Yen T Duong, Dennis L Ellenberger, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Rejoice Nkambule
BACKGROUND: Swaziland has the highest national HIV prevalence worldwide. The Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS) provides the first national HIV incidence estimate based on prospectively observed HIV seroconversions. METHODS: A two-stage survey sampling design was used to select a nationally representative sample of men and women aged 18-49 years from 14 891 households in 575 enumeration areas in Swaziland, who underwent household-based counselling and rapid HIV testing during 2011...
November 15, 2016: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855089/community-randomised-controlled-trial-embedded-in-the-anishinaabek-cervical-cancer-screening-study-human-papillomavirus-self-sampling-versus-papanicolaou-cytology
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Ingeborg Zehbe, Robert Jackson, Brianne Wood, Bruce Weaver, Nicholas Escott, Alberto Severini, Mel Krajden, Lisa Bishop, Kyla Morrisseau, Gina Ogilvie, Ann N Burchell, Julian Little
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of cervical cancer is up to 20-fold higher among First Nations women in Canada than the general population, probably due to lower participation in screening. Offering human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling in place of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing may eventually increase screening participation and reduce cervical cancer rates in this population. DESIGN: A community-randomised controlled screening trial. SETTING: First Nations communities in Northwest Ontario, Canada...
October 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848172/two-years-of-relationship-focused-mentoring-for-first-nations-m%C3%A3-tis-and-inuit-adolescents-promoting-positive-mental-health
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Claire V Crooks, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Sarah Burm, Alicia Lapointe, Debbie Chiodo
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth are disproportionately affected by a range of negative health outcomes including poor emotional and psychosocial well-being. At the same time, there is increasing awareness of culturally-specific protective factors for these youth, such as cultural connectedness and identity. This article reports the findings of a mixed-methods, exploratory longitudinal study on the effects of a culturally-relevant school-based mentoring program for FNMI youth that focuses on promoting mental well-being and the development of cultural identity...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843824/diabetes-mellitus-and-the-aboriginal-diabetic-initiative-in-canada-an-update-review
#17
REVIEW
Lawrence Leung
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease of major global health concern due to its increasing prevalence in both developing and developed counties, with a projection increase of 214% from the year 2000 to 2030. Among the Aboriginal population of Canada (which includes the First Nations, Inuit and Metis), diabetes mellitus contribute significantly to their higher morbidity and increased health disparity when compared to the non-Aboriginal Canadians. In view of this, the Federal Government of Canada had launched the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI) in 1999 as part of the bigger Canadian Diabetes Strategy to provide a better framework for surveillance, public education and community-based management of diabetes...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843033/benchmark-credentialing-results-for-nrg-br001-the-first-national-cancer-institute-sponsored-trial-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-multiple-metastases
#18
Hania A Al-Hallaq, Steven J Chmura, Joseph K Salama, Jessica R Lowenstein, Susan McNulty, James M Galvin, David S Followill, Clifford G Robinson, Thomas M Pisansky, Kathryn A Winter, Julia R White, Ying Xiao, Martha M Matuszak
PURPOSE: The NRG-BR001 trial is the first National Cancer Institute-sponsored trial to treat multiple (range 2-4) extracranial metastases with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Benchmark credentialing is required to ensure adherence to this complex protocol, in particular, for metastases in close proximity. The present report summarizes the dosimetric results and approval rates. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The benchmark used anonymized data from a patient with bilateral adrenal metastases, separated by <5 cm of normal tissue...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830837/underwater-noise-levels-in-uk-waters
#19
Nathan D Merchant, Kate L Brookes, Rebecca C Faulkner, Anthony W J Bicknell, Brendan J Godley, Matthew J Witt
Underwater noise from human activities appears to be rising, with ramifications for acoustically sensitive marine organisms and the functioning of marine ecosystems. Policymakers are beginning to address the risk of ecological impact, but are constrained by a lack of data on current and historic noise levels. Here, we present the first nationally coordinated effort to quantify underwater noise levels, in support of UK policy objectives under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Field measurements were made during 2013-2014 at twelve sites around the UK...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825324/predicting-time-to-emergency-department-re-visits-and-inpatient-hospitalization-among-adolescents-who-visited-an-emergency-department-for-psychotic-symptoms-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Amir Soleimani, Rhonda J Rosychuk, Amanda S Newton
BACKGROUND: Adolescents experiencing psychosis may enter the mental health system by a pathway to care that includes or is initiated at the emergency department (ED). However, a better understanding of the pathway to care involving EDs is required to ensure these patients receive the care they require. This study explores physician-based care factors associated with adolescent ED re-visits and inpatient hospitalization following an index ED visit for psychotic symptoms. METHODS: Using administrative data from Alberta, Canada, we identified a cohort of adolescents aged 13-17 years who were discharged after an ED visit for psychotic symptoms between April 1, 2002 and September 29, 2010...
November 9, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
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