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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633502/promoting-seniors-health-with-home-care-aides-a-pilot
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Naoko Muramatsu, Lijuan Yin, Michael L Berbaum, David X Marquez, Donald A Jurivich, Joseph P Zanoni, Katya Y Cruz Madrid, Surrey M Walton
Purpose: Regular physical activity (PA) benefits older adults. However, frail older adults lack opportunities to be physically active. This pilot study aimed to test and enhance the feasibility of a PA program delivered by home care aides (HCAs) for community-dwelling older adults in a Medicaid-funded home care setting and to generate preliminary efficacy and cost data. Design and Methods: HCAs were trained to deliver a brief motivational enhancement and three chair-bound movements to motivate their older clients to do PA daily and to help maintain their independence in the community...
June 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624060/speed-dating-for-mentors-a-novel-approach-to-mentor-mentee-pairing-in-surgical-residency
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Akia D Caine, Jacob Schwartzman, Anastasia Kunac
BACKGROUND: Resident-resident mentoring offers significant benefits. Previous works have shown that the quality of the mentorship pairing is important, but techniques of pairing have seldom been described. We describe a system for mentor-mentee pairing that we call "Speed Dating for Mentors" (SDM). METHODS: The SDM activity took place in an academic general surgery residency program in the Northeast. Senior residents met with junior residents (JR) in 90-second intervals...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607940/orthopaedic-resident-preparation-and-confidence-in-treating-on-field-injuries
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Jonathan D Hodax, Andrew D Sobel, Steven DeFroda, Alison B Chambers, Michael J Hulstyn
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic surgery residents may cover athletic events, although the training provided to prepare residents for this role and oversight from attending physicians during these activities is not well understood. PURPOSE: To survey orthopaedic residents about the training provided by their residency program for on-field athletic coverage and to understand their levels of preparation for this role and confidence in treating commonly encountered on-field conditions...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549928/speed-mentoring-an-innovative-method-to-meet-the-needs-of-the-young-surgeon
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Rebecca C Britt, Amy N Hildreth, Shannon N Acker, Nicolas J Mouawad, Joshua Mammen, Jacob Moalem
OBJECTIVE: Speed mentoring has recently been used by several medical organizations as a strategy to establish mentoring relationships, which are felt to be critically important in the development of the surgeon. This study assesses a surgical speed-mentoring program at the 2015 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. DESIGN: A steering committee designed the speed-mentoring program to match 60 ACS Resident and Associate Society mentees with a mix of junior and senior leadership of ACS...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535792/caught-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-mental-health-of-migrant-live-in-caregivers-in-canada
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Mandana Vahabi, Josephine Pui-Hing Wong
BACKGROUND: Canada depends on Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs), also known as migrant workers, to fill labour shortage in agriculture, hospitality, construction, child/senior care, and other low-skilled occupations. Evidence shows that TFWs, especially women live-in caregivers (LC), constitute a vulnerable population. Their health is compromised by the precarious and harsh working and living conditions they encounter. There is a paucity of research on the mental health of LCs, their support systems and access to mental health services...
May 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505477/knowledge-behavioral-practices-and-experiences-of-outdoor-fallers-implications-for-prevention-programs
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Tracy Chippendale, Victoria Raveis
OBJECTIVE: Although the epidemiology and prevention of falls has been well studied, the focus has been on indoor rather than outdoor falls. Older adults' knowledge of outdoor risk factors and their outdoor fall prevention practices have not been examined. To fill this gap, and to inform the development of a prevention program, we sought to explore the experiences and fall prevention knowledge and practices of older adults who had sustained an outdoor fall. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using random digit telephone dialing was used to survey community dwelling seniors (N=120) across the five boroughs of New York City...
May 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468665/initiating-an-undiagnosed-diseases-program-in-the-western-australian-public-health-system
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Gareth Baynam, Stephanie Broley, Alicia Bauskis, Nicholas Pachter, Fiona McKenzie, Sharron Townshend, Jennie Slee, Cathy Kiraly-Borri, Anand Vasudevan, Anne Hawkins, Lyn Schofield, Petra Helmholz, Richard Palmer, Stefanie Kung, Caroline E Walker, Caron Molster, Barry Lewis, Kym Mina, John Beilby, Gargi Pathak, Cathryn Poulton, Tudor Groza, Andreas Zankl, Tony Roscioli, Marcel E Dinger, John S Mattick, William Gahl, Stephen Groft, Cynthia Tifft, Domenica Taruscio, Paul Lasko, Kenjiro Kosaki, Helene Wilhelm, Bela Melegh, Jonathan Carapetis, Sayanta Jana, Gervase Chaney, Allison Johns, Peter Wynn Owen, Frank Daly, Tarun Weeramanthri, Hugh Dawkins, Jack Goldblatt
BACKGROUND: New approaches are required to address the needs of complex undiagnosed diseases patients. These approaches include clinical genomic diagnostic pipelines, utilizing intra- and multi-disciplinary platforms, as well as specialty-specific genomic clinics. Both are advancing diagnostic rates. However, complementary cross-disciplinary approaches are also critical to address those patients with multisystem disorders who traverse the bounds of multiple specialties and remain undiagnosed despite existing intra-specialty and genomic-focused approaches...
May 3, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464902/students-helping-students-vertical-peer-mentoring-to-enhance-the-medical-school-experience
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Christine Andre, Jessica Deerin, Luci Leykum
BACKGROUND: Effective mentoring is an important component of medical student professional development. We provide a description of the mentoring program at our institution. METHODS: Our institution UTHSCSA implemented a student-advising program (Veritas) with clinical faculty mentors and senior students (MiMs). The MiMs provided vertical peer mentoring to more junior students as an adjunct to faculty advising. The MiMs lead small group discussions that foster camaraderie, share academic and career information and promote professional identity...
May 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446165/knowledge-exchange-in-the-pacific-outcomes-of-the-tropic-translational-research-for-obesity-prevention-in-communities-project
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Peter Kremer, Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marjory Moodie, Marita McCabe, Boyd Swinburn
BACKGROUND: The Pacific TROPIC (Translational Research for Obesity Prevention in Communities) project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a knowledge-broking approach to evidence-informed policy making to address obesity in Fiji. This paper reports on the quantitative evaluation of the knowledge-broking intervention through assessment of participants' perceptions of evidence use and development of policy/advocacy briefs. METHODS: Selected staff from six organizations - four government Ministries and two nongovernment organizations (NGOs) - participated in the project...
April 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431554/a-need-to-accelerate-health-research-productivity-in-an-african-university-the-case-of-makerere-university-college-of-health-sciences
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Damalie Nakanjako, Dickens Akena, Dan K Kaye, James Tumwine, Elialilia Okello, Annettee Nakimuli, Andrew Kambugu, Hazel McCullough, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses R Kamya, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) has taken strides in research and training to improve healthcare through collaborative training and research programs. However, there is limited data on the trends of MakCHS faculty contributions to research and on faculty growth to take leading roles in health research. This paper reviews MakCHS faculty research publications over 15.5 years and outlines possible strategies to enhance faculty research outputs...
April 21, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373835/no-evidence-that-short-term-cognitive-or-physical-training-programs-or-lifestyles-are-related-to-changes-in-white-matter-integrity-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-dementia
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Patrick Fissler, Hans-Peter Müller, Olivia C Küster, Daria Laptinskaya, Franka Thurm, Alexander Woll, Thomas Elbert, Jan Kassubek, Christine A F von Arnim, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Cognitive and physical activities can benefit cognition. However, knowledge about the neurobiological mechanisms underlying these activity-induced cognitive benefits is still limited, especially with regard to the role of white matter integrity (WMI), which is affected in cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease. To address this knowledge gap, we investigated the immediate and long-term effects of cognitive or physical training on WMI, as well as the association between cognitive and physical lifestyles and changes in WMI over a 6-month period...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353505/changes-in-resident-well-being-at-one-institution-across-a-decade-of-progressive-work-hours-limitations
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Michael F Krug, Anna L Golob, Pandora L Wander, Joyce E Wipf
PURPOSE: To measure changes in markers of resident well-being over time as progressive work hours limitations (WHLs) were enforced, and to investigate resident perceptions of the 2011 WHLs. METHOD: A survey study of internal medicine residents was conducted at the University of Washington's multihospital residency program in 2012. The survey included validated well-being questions: the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the two-question PRIME-MD depression screen, and career satisfaction questions...
March 28, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322667/facilitating-self-transcendence
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Valerie Lander McCarthy, Lynne A Hall, Timothy N Crawford, Jennifer Connelly
This randomized controlled pilot study evaluated the effects of the Psychoeducational Approach to Transcendence and Health (PATH) Program, an 8-week intervention hypothesized to increase self-transcendence and improve well-being in community-dwelling women aged 60 years and older ( N = 20). The PATH combined mindfulness exercises, group processes, creative activities, and at-home practice using community engaged research methods. Findings provided some support for the effectiveness of PATH. Although there was no significant Group × Time interaction, self-transcendence, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction differed significantly pre- and postintervention in the wait-listed control group, which received a revised version of the program...
February 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303238/feasibility-of-a-peer-led-asthma-and-smoking-prevention-project-in-australian-schools-with-high-indigenous-youth
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Gabrielle B McCallum, Anne B Chang, Cate A Wilson, Helen L Petsky, Jan Saunders, Susan J Pizzutto, Siew Choo Su, Smita Shah
BACKGROUND: The high global burden of asthma and tobacco smoking among Indigenous people may potentially be reduced by appropriate interventions that target prevention of tobacco smoke uptake and improved asthma management. The latter includes targeted treatment based on airway inflammation. We undertook a feasibility study in two Darwin schools with a high proportion of Indigenous youth to determine the feasibility of an innovative, peer-led, school-based education program called the Asthma and Smoking Prevention Project (ASPP)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272594/hospital-medicine-resident-training-tracks-developing-the-hospital-medicine-pipeline
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Joseph R Sweigart, Darlene Tad-Y, Patrick Kneeland, Mark V Williams, Jeffrey J Glasheen
BACKGROUND: Hospital medicine (HM) is rapidly evolving into new clinical and nonclinical roles. Traditional internal medicine (IM) residency training likely does not optimally prepare residents for success in HM. Hospital medicine residency training tracks may offer a preferred method for specialized HM education. METHODS: Internet searches and professional networks were used to identify HM training tracks. Information was gathered from program websites and discussions with track directors...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214475/hunter-and-new-england-healthpathways-a-4-year-journey-of-integrated-care
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Jane S Gray, Judith R Swan, Margaret A Lynch, Tracey M Tay, Marika-Jane Mackenzie, John H Wiggers, Karen A Harrison, Robert C McDonald, Ian P O'Dea, Louise M Harrigan, Sandra M Fitzgerald
Objective This paper describes the 4-year journey of Hunter and New England HealthPathways - a password-protected web-based portal designed to provide localised evidence-informed clinical and referral information to support general practice at the point of care.Methods A process evaluation was conducted in 2013, with a case study comparison performed in 2014 to assess impact of HealthPathways on patient referral and access to specialist care, followed by a review in 2016 of utilisation of the online portal to assess whether healthcare providers continued to access HealthPathways...
February 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198765/capturing-change-creating-a-template-to-examine-the-educational-experiences-and-outcomes-of-the-aone-foundation-nurse-manager-fellowship
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Barbara L Mackoff, Mary T Meadows, Alice Nash
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to create a mixed-methods evaluation template to examine the educational experiences and outcomes of participants in the Nurse Manager Fellowship (NMF) sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Foundation. The focus was to capture change as reported by the nurse manager (NM) fellows and the senior leaders who sponsored them and to gain access to the participants' lived experiences as leadership learners. BACKGROUND: The AONE Foundation's NMF conducts a yearlong professional development program with a cohort of 30 fellows who meet 4 times a year in face-to-face sessions and complete a capstone project...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156491/integrating-a-palliative-care-longitudinal-track-into-a-family-medicine-residency-program
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156 Background: Palliative care and Palliative care skills are being instituted in many hospitals and clinics as they have been shown to improve health care outcomes and decrease costs. While health care organizations are adopting these coordinated care programs, finding competent physicians to work effectively in these programs is difficult. METHODS: PIH Health Hospital Whittier Family Medicine Residency Program developed a longitdudinal Palliative Care and Chronic Disease track to generate a transformed workforce of future family physicians that can deliver innovative, empathetic and effective care for seriously ill patients who are at risk due to health disparities, advanced multiple chronic conditions, or frailty...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148320/training-fellows-in-paediatric-cardiology-the-harvard-experience
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David W Brown, Catherine K Allan, Jane W Newburger
The Fellowship Program of the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital seeks to train academically oriented leaders in clinical care and laboratory and clinical investigation of cardiovascular disease in the young. The core clinical fellowship involves 3 years in training, comprising 24 months of clinical rotations and 12 months of elective and research experience. Trainees have access to a vast array of research opportunities - clinical, basic, and translational. Clinical fellows interested in basic science may reverse the usual sequence and start their training in the laboratory, deferring clinical training for 1 or more years...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147454/school-and-parent-factors-associated-with-steroid-use-among-adolescents
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Rebecca L Elkins, Keith King, Laura Nabors, Rebecca Vidourek
BACKGROUND: Steroid use among adolescents is an increasing health concern. Literature examining factors related to steroid use is limited. METHODS: We investigated steroid use among 9th through 12th grade adolescents in the Greater Cincinnati area. A total of 38,414 adolescents completed the PRIDE Questionnaire. Associations between demographics, school factors, parent factors, sport participation, and steroid use were examined. RESULTS: A total of 2...
March 2017: Journal of School Health
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