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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150472/are-food-and-drink-retailers-within-nhs-venues-adhering-to-nice-quality-standard-94-guidance-on-childhood-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-two-large-secondary-care-nhs-hospitals-in-england
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Alice James, Laura Birch, Peter Fletcher, Sally Pearson, Catherine Boyce, Andy R Ness, Julian P Hamilton-Shield, Fiona E Lithander
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the food and drink retail outlets in two major National Health Service (NHS) district general hospitals in England adhere to quality statements 1-3 of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard 94. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study to assess the food and drink options available in vending machines, restaurants, cafes and shops in two secondary care hospitals. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adherence to quality statement 1 whereby the food and drink items available in the vending machines were classified as either healthy or less healthy using the Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM)...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149853/cost-of-delivering-health-care-services-at-primary-health-facilities-in-ghana
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Maxwell Ayindenaba Dalaba, Paul Welaga, Chieko Matsubara
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on the cost of delivering health services at primary health care facilities in Ghana which is posing a challenge in resource allocations. This study therefore estimated the cost of providing health care in primary health care facilities such as Health Centres (HCs) and Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in Ghana. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional and quantitative data was collected from the health provider perspective...
November 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147951/satisfaction-with-mental-health-navigation-services-piloting-an-evaluation-with-a-new-scale
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Keera N Fishman, Anthony J Levitt, Roula Markoulakis, Staci Weingust
As mental health navigation services continue to be implemented, the need for valid and reliable tools to assess the quality of these services increases. While case managers target individuals with severe mental illness and aim to reduce burden and cost, and increase independence, navigation services target all individuals with a range of mental health and/or substance use issues, with the aim of reducing barriers to treatment and coordinating individualized care. The current study evaluated satisfaction with a navigation service using a new 22-item questionnaire, the Navigation Satisfaction Tool (NAVSAT)...
November 16, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145501/a-comparison-of-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-survivors-of-sexual-assault-and-their-receipt-of-and-satisfaction-with-specialized-health-care-services
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Janice Du Mont, Daisy Kosa, Sheila Macdonald, Anita Benoit, Tonia Forte
In Canada, Indigenous women are more likely than non-Indigenous women to be survivors of sexual assault and experience sexual assaults that are more serious in terms of physical injury and other health-related consequences. Despite their related needs for care and support, there is a paucity of research to date that has examined their uptake of specialized acute health services post sexual assault. To address this gap, we explored the presentation, sociodemographic, assailant, assault, and service use characteristics of Indigenous women, as compared to non-Indigenous adult and adolescent women aged 12 and older presenting to 30 of 35 hospital-based sexual assault treatment centres in Ontario from 2009 to 2011, using bivariate analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140965/long-term-hearing-preservation-after-resection-of-vestibular-schwannoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Syed F Ahsan, Farhan Huq, Michael Seidman, Andrew Taylor
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on the long-term results of hearing preservation after vestibular schwannoma resection. DATA SOURCES: Ovid/Medline, PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane library from January 1980 to January 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria: age ≥18 years, minimum 10 patients in the treatment group, hearing preserving microsurgery, no previous radiation treatment, serviceable hearing at immediate postop follow-up, hearing outcomes reported using Gardner Robinson or the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons hearing grading scales, and average follow-up of 5 years...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138258/challenges-in-delivering-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-as-the-first-line-test-for-stable-chest-pain
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John G Dreisbach, Edward D Nicol, Carl A Roobottom, Simon Padley, Giles Roditi
OBJECTIVE: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines 'chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis' (update 2016) state CT coronary angiography (CTCA) should be offered as the first-line investigation for patients with stable chest pain. However, the current provision in the UK is unknown. We aimed to evaluate this and estimate the requirements for full implementation of the guidelines including geographical variation. Ancillary aims included surveying the number of CTCA-capable scanners and accredited practitioners in the UK...
November 14, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131732/yoga-and-healthcare-in-the-united-kingdom
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Heather Mason, Nicole Schnackenberg, Robin Monro
The emergence of yoga therapy in the United Kingdom began about 45 years ago with the emergence of yoga therapy organizations that offered both treatment and training. The integration of yoga into the National Health Service (NHS) is gradually happening Because: (a) yoga research supports its efficacy as a cost-effective, preventive and complementary treatment for a host of non-communicable diseases; and (b) the escalating economic burden of long-term conditions is overwhelming the NHS. The NHS is actively developing 'sustainability and transformation plans' that include yoga...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129348/performance-of-the-tinnitus-functional-index-as-a-diagnostic-instrument-in-a-uk-clinical-population
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Kathryn Fackrell, Deborah A Hall, Johanna G Barry, Derek J Hoare
OBJECTIVES: The Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) has been optimised as a diagnostic tool for quantifying the functional impact of tinnitus in US veteran and civilian groups. However, the TFI has not been fully evaluated for use in other English-speaking clinical populations despite its increasingly popular uptake. Here, a prospective multi-site longitudinal validation study was conducted to evaluate psychometric properties relevant to the UK clinical population. Guided by quality criteria for the measurement properties of health-related questionnaires, we specifically evaluated three diagnostic properties relating to the degree to which the TFI (i) covers the eight dimensions proposed to be important for diagnosis, (ii) reliably distinguishes individual differences in severity of tinnitus, and (iii) reliably measures the functional impact of tinnitus...
November 9, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126428/validity-and-reliability-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-organizational-readiness-for-knowledge-translation-or4kt-questionnaire
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Gonzalo Grandes, Paola Bully, Catalina Martinez, Marie-Pierre Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Organizational readiness to change healthcare practice is a major determinant of successful implementation of evidence-based interventions. However, we lack of comprehensive, valid, and reliable instruments to measure it. We assessed the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the Organizational Readiness for Knowledge Translation (OR4KT) questionnaire in the context of the implementation of the Prescribe Vida Saludable III project, which seeks to strengthen health promotion and chronic disease prevention in primary healthcare organizations of the Osakidetza (Basque Health Service, Spain)...
November 10, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125360/promoting-excellence-in-care-25-years-at-the-heart-of-nursing
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Alan Glasper
Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton, discusses the contribution of the British Journal of Nursing to enhancing contemporary nursing within the health service over the past quarter of a century.
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123354/profile-of-patients-opting-for-palliative-care-in-india
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Prince John, Ravindra B Ghooi
Introduction: Understanding the profile of end users is a key input for designing a service. Centers that provide full-scale palliative care are few and far between in our country, and there is a need to open more centers to extend the services to a larger percentage of patients. Methods: Patient data from the inception of the center till January 2016 have been stored in a database. The data were mined, exported to Excel, and analyzed. Results: The data of 11,258 patients revealed the profile of patients, including their age, gender distribution, marital status, symptomology, and outcome...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121628/achieving-health-equity-in-aotearoa-strengthening-responsiveness-to-m%C3%A4-ori-in-health-research
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Papaarangi Reid, Sarah-Jane Paine, Elana Curtis, Rhys Jones, Anneka Anderson, Esther Willing, Matire Harwood
Excellent health research is essential for good health outcomes, services and systems. Health research should also build towards equity and in doing so ensure that no one is left behind. As recipients of government funding, researchers are increasingly required to demonstrate an understanding of their delegated responsibilities to undertake research that has the potential to address Māori health needs and priorities. These requirements form the basis of responsiveness to Māori in health research, and several research institutions have implemented systems to support their organisational approach to this endeavour...
November 10, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120307/preliminary-investigation-of-the-stbbi-stigma-scale-description-and-pilot-results
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Anne C Wagner, Rachel MacLean
OBJECTIVES: Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) are associated with stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs, which can affect the quality of and access to health care, as well as mental health and quality of life. The current study describes the adaptation from an HIV-related stigma scale and pilot testing of a new STBBI Stigma Scale, assessing the stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs of health and social service providers in Canada. METHODS: 144 health and social service providers from across Canada completed the newly adapted scale assessing stigma associated with HIV, hepatitis C, other viral STBBIs and bacterial STBBIs, as well as demographic information, a scale of social desirability and measures of convergent and divergent validity...
November 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119743/managing-chronic-oedema-and-wet-legs-in-the-community-a-service-evaluation
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Melanie Thomas, Karen Morgan, Ioan Humphreys, Diane Jehu, Linda Jenkins
Patients with chronic oedema and 'wet legs' are frequently seen in the community setting, with research indicating that more than half of community nurses' caseloads are patients with chronic oedema. However, a lack of nurse education and standardised care pathways for this condition has been identified. In June 2016, the Welsh Government supported the development of the On the Ground Education Project (OGEP), which aimed to raise community nurses' awareness and recognition of chronic oedema and wet legs, to improve the management of these conditions, and to support the efficient use of community nurses' time and resources...
November 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115928/the-japanese-version-of-the-questionnaire-about-the-process-of-recovery-development-and-validity-and-reliability-testing
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Akiko Kanehara, Risa Kotake, Yuki Miyamoto, Yousuke Kumakura, Kentaro Morita, Tomoko Ishiura, Kimiko Shimizu, Yumiko Fujieda, Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Kondo, Kiyoto Kasai
BACKGROUND: Personal recovery is increasingly recognised as an important outcome measure in mental health services. This study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR-J) and test its validity and reliability. METHODS: The study comprised two stages that employed the cross-sectional and prospective cohort designs, respectively. We translated the questionnaire using a standard translation/back-translation method...
November 7, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109661/comparison-of-responsiveness-level-in-iranian-public-and-private-physiotherapy-clinics-a-cross-sectional-multi-center-study
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Amin Torabipour, Laleh Gharacheh, Leila Lorestani, Reza Salehi
Introduction: Responsiveness is a main goal of health systems. Responsiveness focus on the non-medical aspects of health services delivery. This study was aimed to assess responsiveness level in public and private physiography clinics. Methods: In this multicenter cross sectional study, 403 patients refers to 16 public and 64 private physical therapy clinics were studied randomly in Ahvaz, Iran, from 2013 to 2014. Data were collected based on a valid health system responsiveness questionnaire that was developed by WHO...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103521/application-of-chitosan-in-removal-of-molybdate-ions-from-contaminated-water-and-groundwater
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Fernando A Bertoni, Juan C González, Silvia I García, Luis F Sala, Sebastián E Bellú
Water pollution by heavy metals represents a serious problem around the world. Among various treatment techniques for water remediation, adsorption is an effective and versatile method due to the low cost, effectiveness and simplicity. Chitosan is a cationic polysaccharide with an excellent adsorption capacity of heavy metal ions. Chitosan has a high molybdate adsorption capacity (265±1mgg(-1)) at 20°C and pH 2.7. Participation of hydroxyl groups in the adsorption of molybdate anions was confirmed by FT-IR analysis...
January 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102452/syncope-and-presyncope-as-a-presenting-symptom-or-discharge-diagnosis-in-the-emergency-department-an%C3%A2-administrative-data-validation-study
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John A Staples, Cristian Vadeanu, Bobby Gu, Shannon Erdelyi, Herbert Chan, Jeffrey R Brubacher
Emergency department (ED) visits for syncope are common. Validation of ED administrative diagnostic coding for syncope is required before these codes can be used for health services research. We performed a retrospective multicentre chart review using a regional ED database in British Columbia. We identified adults who visited 1 of 3 high-volume urban EDs between 2010 and 2015. Cohort 1 included 350 ED visits for patients with a presenting complaint (PC) of syncope/presyncope, a discharge diagnosis (DD) of syncope and collapse, or both...
September 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101153/long-term-conditions-questionnaire-ltcq-initial-validation-survey-among-primary-care-patients-and-social-care-recipients-in-england
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Caroline M Potter, Laurie Batchelder, Christine A'Court, Louise Geneen, Laura Kelly, Diane Fox, Matthew Baker, Jennifer Bostock, Angela Coulter, Ray Fitzpatrick, Julien E Forder, Elizabeth Gibbons, Crispin Jenkinson, Karen Jones, Michele Peters
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate a new generic patient-reported outcome measure, the Long-Term Conditions Questionnaire (LTCQ), among a diverse sample of health and social care users in England. DESIGN: Cross-sectional validation survey. Data were collected through postal surveys (February 2016-January 2017). The sample included a healthcare cohort of patients recruited through primary care practices, and a social care cohort recruited through local government bodies that provide social care services...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100710/functional-outcomes-following-lateral-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-for-symptomatic-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow-in-an-athletic-population
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Marina J Rodriguez, Nicholas A Kusnezov, John C Dunn, Brian R Waterman, Kelly G Kilcoyne
HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this investigation was to characterize the functional and surgical outcomes following lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction for posterolateral rotatory instability in an athletic population. METHODS: All US military service members who underwent LUCL reconstruction between 2008 and 2013 were identified. A retrospective chart review was performed, and the prospective Mayo Elbow Performance Score and QuickDASH (short version of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire) score were obtained...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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