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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439418/prevention-practices-influencing-frequency-of-occurrence-of-vaso-occlusive-crisis-among-sickle-cell-patients-in-abeokuta-south-local-government-area-of-ogun-state-nigeria
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Olorunfemi Emmanuel Amoran, Ahmed Babatunde Jimoh, Omotola Ojo, Temitope Kuponiyi
BACKGROUND: Africa is the most affected continent with 200,000 new born affected by sickle cell anemia annually with of 5% of under five deaths. Nigeria has the largest sickle cell gene pool in the world with about 2% of all babies born to Nigerian parents. This study therefore sets out to assess the prevention practices influencing the frequency of occurrence of vaso-occlusive crisis among patients in Ogun State. METHODS: This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Abeokuta South Local Government Area Ogun State...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416204/-they-must-understand-we-are-people-pregnancy-and-maternity-service-use-among-signing-deaf-women-in-cape-town
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Margaret W Gichane, Marion Heap, Mayara Fontes, Leslie London
BACKGROUND: Women with disabilities are at disproportionate risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, however, there is limited information on their pregnancy histories. This mixed-methods study focuses on signing Deaf women whose access to health care may be compromised by language barriers related to their disability. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare the pregnancy outcomes and maternity service use of a sample of signing Deaf women of child-bearing age in Cape Town to the population of the Western Cape of South Africa...
April 6, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406275/high-self-reported-non-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-amongst-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-malawi-barriers-and-associated-factors
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Maria H Kim, Alick C Mazenga, Xiaoying Yu, Saeed Ahmed, Mary E Paul, Peter N Kazembe, Elaine J Abrams
INTRODUCTION: Globally adolescents and young adults account for more than 40% of new HIV infections, and HIV-related deaths amongst adolescents increased by 50% from 2005 to 2012. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is critical to control viral replication and preserve health; however, there is a paucity of research on adherence amongst the growing population of adolescents living with HIV/AIDS (ALHIV) in Southern Africa. We examined levels of self-reported ART adherence, barriers to adherence, and factors associated with non-adherence amongst ALHIV in Malawi...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397521/improving-access-to-health-care-in-a-rural-regional-hospital-in-south-africa-why-do-patients-miss-their-appointments
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Lucy Frost, Louis S Jenkins, Benjamin Emmink
BACKGROUND: Access to health services is one of the Batho Pele ('people first') values and principles of the South African government since 1997. This necessitated some changes around public service systems, procedures, attitudes and behaviour. The challenges of providing health care to rural geographically spread populations include variations in socio-economic status, transport opportunities, access to appointment information and patient perceptions of costs and benefits of seeking health care...
March 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377171/benefits-of-subspecialty-adherence-after-asthma-hospitalization-and-patient-perceived-barriers-to-care
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Neema Izadi, Jonathan S Tam
BACKGROUND: Comparative studies have demonstrated that asthma education to pediatric patients decreases average hospital usage and that allergy specialists provide stronger asthma education and more improved outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the real-world benefits of allergy subspecialty involvement outside inpatient consultation and the impediments for patients in establishing allergy subspecialty care. METHODS: The study population was composed mostly of minority children 0 to 18 years old seen at a large university-affiliated stand-alone children's hospital who had a hospital discharge diagnosis of asthma from 2009 to 2013...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373903/does-pain-take-holidays-non-attendance-rates-at-a-hospital-based-pain-clinic-are-elevated-during-the-jewish-high-holidays
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Motti Ratmansky, Nitzan Hai, Tzion Schlossberg, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, Avraham Schweiger
BACKGROUND: Patient non-attendance is an expensive and persistent problem worldwide with rates between 5-39% reported in the literature. The objective of the study was to assess whether there is a higher incidence of non-attendance in a hospital-based pain clinic during the period of the Jewish High Holidays (Rosh-Hashanah to Sukkot) and whether this is further compounded by other factors, such as demographic characteristics and previous visits to the clinic. METHODS: Records were taken from the Lowenstein Rehabilitation Hospital appointment scheduling system...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330486/relationships-between-structure-process-and-outcome-to-assess-quality-of-integrated-chronic-disease-management-in-a-rural-south-african-setting-applying-a-structural-equation-model
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Soter Ameh, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M Tollman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
BACKGROUND: South Africa faces a complex dual burden of chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In response, the Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) model was initiated in primary health care (PHC) facilities in 2011 to leverage the HIV/ART programme to scale-up services for NCDs, achieve optimal patient health outcomes and improve the quality of medical care. However, little is known about the quality of care in the ICDM model. The objectives of this study were to: i) assess patients' and operational managers' satisfaction with the dimensions of ICDM services; and ii) evaluate the quality of care in the ICDM model using Avedis Donabedian's theory of relationships between structure (resources), process (clinical activities) and outcome (desired result of healthcare) constructs as a measure of quality of care...
March 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214474/emergency-department-utilisation-by-older-people-in-metropolitan-melbourne-2008-12-findings-from-the-reducing-older-patient
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Danielle Mazza, Christopher Pearce, Angela Joe, Lyle R Turner, Bianca Brijnath, Colette Browning, Marianne Shearer, Judy Lowthian
Objective Older patients are over-represented in emergency departments (ED), with many presenting for conditions that could potentially be managed in general practice. The aims of the present study were to examine the characteristics of ED presentations by older patients and to identify patient factors contributing to potentially avoidable general practitioner (PAGP)-type presentations.Methods A retrospective analysis was performed of routinely collected data comprising ED presentations by patients aged ≥70 years at public hospitals across metropolitan Melbourne from January 2008 to December 2012...
February 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213820/daily-marijuana-use-is-associated-with-missed-clinic-appointments-among-hiv-infected-persons-engaged-in-hiv-care
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Aaron M Kipp, Peter F Rebeiro, Bryan E Shepherd, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Megan Turner, Sally Bebawy, Timothy R Sterling, Todd Hulgan
We assessed the association between marijuana use and retention in HIV care through a retrospective cohort study of patients engaged in care at a large HIV clinic in 2011 and 2012. Two different retention outcomes were assessed: not meeting the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) retention definition (≥2 provider visits ≥90 days apart in a calendar year) and no-show visits. Any marijuana use and frequency of marijuana use were obtained from a substance use screening questionnaire administered at each clinic visit...
February 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207728/discharge-outcomes-of-patients-referred-to-specialist-eye-clinic-from-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-in-northland-2014-15
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Pragnya Jagadish, David Dalziel
AIMS: To determine the discharge outcomes of patients seen in specialist eye clinic after referral from diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of a sample of 98 patients referred from DRS to specialist eye clinic. RESULTS: A sample of 98 patients were analysed following referral by DRS to specialist eye clinic from 16/4/14 to 16/4/15. Age at screening ranged from 13-88 years, with the main ethnic groups being Māori (57...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196951/understanding-repeated-non-attendance-in-health-services-a-pilot-analysis-of-administrative-data-and-full-study-protocol-for-a-national-retrospective-cohort
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Andrea E Williamson, David A Ellis, Philip Wilson, Ross McQueenie, Alex McConnachie
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the causes of low engagement in healthcare is a pre-requisite for improving health services' contribution to tackling health inequalities. Low engagement includes missing healthcare appointments. Serially (having a pattern of) missing general practice (GP) appointments may provide a risk marker for vulnerability and poorer health outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A proof of concept pilot using GP appointment data and a focus group with GPs informed the development of missed appointment categories: patients can be classified based on the number of appointments missed each year...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196463/factors-associated-with-outpatient-visit-attendance-after-discharge-from-inpatient-psychiatric-units-in-a-new-york-city-hospital
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Jennifer L Humensky, Omar Fattal, Rachel Feit, Sarah D Mills, Roberto Lewis-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: A class action lawsuit in New York (Koskinas v. Cuomo) established the right of psychiatric inpatients to receive discharge planning, including arranging outpatient treatment. The attendance rate of the initial outpatient appointment after discharge from inpatient treatment in one city hospital was examined to determine whether rates varied by inpatient unit type. METHODS: The authors performed retrospective chart review of 1,884 discharges to outpatient care...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194494/college-inflammatory-bowel-disease-c-ibd-day-a-targeted-approach-to-shared-decision-making-in-college-age-students-with-ibd-a-2-year-pilot-project
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Kofi Clarke, Mohammad Bilal, Heitham Abdul-Baki, Paul Lebovitz, Sandra El-Hachem
BACKGROUND: Adherence to treatment is a key therapeutic goal in chronic disorders including diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and hypertension. Non-adherence has been associated with increased health care costs. Previous studies have evaluated adherence to treatment in inflammatory bowel disease, as well as predictors of non-adherence. Higher belief of necessity for medications and membership of IBD patient organizations have been associated with higher medication adherence...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185137/reducing-non-attendance-rates-for-assessment-at-an-eating-disorders-service-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Paul E Jenkins
Rates of non-attendance at initial appointments within community eating disorder (ED) services are frequently high, although this has received relatively little research attention and no reports of interventions designed to address this. The current report describes outcomes following a change of procedure introducing a 'partial booking' system. Attendance rates at first appointments (N = 1260) were audited following introduction of a system designed to reduce non-attendance in January 2013 within a UK ED service...
February 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160448/reduced-patient-anxiety-as-a-result-of-radiation-therapist-led-psychosocial-support-a-systematic-review
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Kelly Elsner, Diana Naehrig, Georgia K B Halkett, Haryana M Dhillon
Up to 49% of patients attending radiation therapy appointments may experience anxiety and distress. Anxiety is heightened during the first few visits to radiation oncology. Radiation therapists (RT) are the only health professionals in direct daily contact with patients during treatment, placing them in a unique position to explore patients' psychosocial needs. This review aims to synthesise literature regarding the effect of RT-led psychosocial support on patient anxiety. In May 2015, we searched the following electronic databases: Medline, PsycINFO, Embase, CINAHL, PubMed and Cochrane library...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158992/patients-anticipated-actions-following-transient-ischaemic-attack-symptoms-a-qualitative-vignette-based-study
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Parker Magin, Terry Joyce, Christopher Levi, Daniel Lasserson
BACKGROUND: Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) requires urgent investigation and management. Urgent management reduces the risk of subsequent stroke markedly, but non-presentation or delays in patient presentation to health services have been found to compromise timely management. We aimed to explore general practice patients' anticipated responses to TIA symptoms. METHODS: This was a qualitative study employing semi-structured telephone interviews. Participants were recruited from respondents in an earlier quantitative study based in Australian general practices...
February 3, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156554/universal-screening-for-depression-in-cancer-patients-and-its-impact-on-management-patterns
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Shehzad Niazi, David Hodge, Nicolette Chimato, Ankit Agarwal, Elaine Gustetic, William Adam Hammond, Bhagirathbhai R Dholaria, Sikander Ailawadhi
232 Background: Screening for distress in cancer patients (pts) is recommended by several national guidelines. High distress scores are associated with increased depression. We established universal depression screening and investigated its impact on cancer patient management. METHODS: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) was administered to newly diagnosed cancer patients prior to receiving their first non-oral antineoplastic agent. Patient demographics, disease characteristics, chronic medication load, antidepressant use, treatment interruptions, weight change, referral and adherence to psychiatry were recorded...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151036/the-cost-of-warfarin-treatment-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-russia-from-a-collective-perspective
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J B Briere, K Bowrin, R Wood, J Roberts, B Tatarsky
AIMS: Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are used for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) but necessitate regular monitoring of prothrombin time via international normalized ratio (INR) testing. This study explores the economic burden of VKA therapy for Russian patients with NVAF. METHOD: Cardiologists provided clinical characteristics and healthcare resource use data relating to the patient's first year of treatment. Data were used to quantify direct medical costs (INR testing, consultations, drug costs)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049527/predicting-adherence-to-acupuncture-appointments-for-low-back-pain-a-prospective-observational-study
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Felicity L Bishop, Lucy Yardley, Cyrus Cooper, Paul Little, George Lewith
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it is not clear why patients do (or do not) follow acupuncturists' treatment recommendations. This study aimed to investigate theoretically-derived predictors of adherence to acupuncture. METHODS: In a prospective study, adults receiving acupuncture for low back pain completed validated questionnaires at baseline, 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. Patients and acupuncturists reported attendance...
January 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045661/screening-and-brief-intervention-for-obesity-in-primary-care-a-parallel-two-arm-randomised-trial
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Paul Aveyard, Amanda Lewis, Sarah Tearne, Kathryn Hood, Anna Christian-Brown, Peymane Adab, Rachna Begh, Kate Jolly, Amanda Daley, Amanda Farley, Deborah Lycett, Alecia Nickless, Ly-Mee Yu, Lise Retat, Laura Webber, Laura Pimpin, Susan A Jebb
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a common cause of non-communicable disease. Guidelines recommend that physicians screen and offer brief advice to motivate weight loss through referral to behavioural weight loss programmes. However, physicians rarely intervene and no trials have been done on the subject. We did this trial to establish whether physician brief intervention is acceptable and effective for reducing bodyweight in patients with obesity. METHODS: In this parallel, two-arm, randomised trial, patients who consulted 137 primary care physicians in England were screened for obesity...
October 21, 2016: Lancet
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