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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545430/sustainability-in-health-care-by-allocating-resources-effectively-share-6-investigating-methods-to-identify-prioritise-implement-and-evaluate-disinvestment-projects-in-a-local-healthcare-setting
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Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Vanessa Brooke, Tim Dyer, Cara Waller, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Duncan Mortimer
BACKGROUND: This is the sixth in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. The SHARE program was established to investigate a systematic, integrated, evidence-based approach to disinvestment within a large Australian health service. This paper describes the methods employed in undertaking pilot disinvestment projects. It draws a number of lessons regarding the strengths and weaknesses of these methods; particularly regarding the crucial first step of identifying targets for disinvestment...
May 25, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537133/impact-of-the-educational-boost-your-brain-and-memory-program-among-senior-living-residents
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Roscoe Nicholson, Catherine O'Brien
This random assignment waitlist control intervention study examined an implementation of the educational Boost Your Brain and Memory cognitive fitness intervention in 12 senior living organizations. Older adult participants ( n = 166) completed measures of brain health knowledge, use of memory techniques, physical and intellectual activity, and mindfulness, at baseline and after the intervention group's completion of the course. Changes in knowledge scores and in self-reported physical and intellectual activity increased significantly more for intervention participants than for waitlist controls at the conclusion of the course...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
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/28514133/-the-influence-of-the-israeli-legislation-on-the-relationship-between-physicians-and-pharmaceutical-companies
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Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Ariel Yankellevich, Nurit Nirel
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical-companies raises many dilemmas. There are two types of solutions to these dilemmas: self-regulation and government regulation. Our goal was to review in what way legislative intervention and self-regulation standardize and affect the relationship. In addition, we examined the positions of relevant stakeholders regarding: 1. The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies; 2. Future measures we should take to address the ethical dilemmas inherent in this relationship...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508022/impact-of-health-literacy-on-senior-citizen-engagement-in-health-care-it-usage
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Alice M Noblin, Ashley Rutherford
Objective: Patient engagement in health care information technology (IT) is required for government reimbursement programs. This research surveyed one older adult group to determine their willingness to use health information from a variety of sources. Health literacy was also measured using the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) and eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) tools. Method: Regression models determined engagement in health care IT usage and impact of literacy levels based on survey data collected from the group...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503194/what-are-effective-strategies-for-implementing-trauma-informed-care-in-youth-inpatient-psychiatric-and-residential-treatment-settings-a-realist-systematic-review
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Stephanie A Bryson, Emma Gauvin, Ally Jamieson, Melanie Rathgeber, Lorelei Faulkner-Gibson, Sarah Bell, Jana Davidson, Jennifer Russel, Sharlynne Burke
BACKGROUND: Many young people who receive psychiatric care in inpatient or residential settings in North America have experienced various forms of emotional trauma. Moreover, these settings can exacerbate trauma sequelae. Common practices, such as seclusion and restraint, put young people at risk of retraumatization, development of comorbid psychopathology, injury, and even death. In response, psychiatric and residential facilities have embraced trauma-informed care (TIC), an organizational change strategy which aligns service delivery with treatment principles and discrete interventions designed to reduce rates of retraumatization through responsive and non-coercive staff-client interactions...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498065/effect-of-interval-and-continuous-aerobic-training-on-basal-serum-and-plasma-bdnf-values-in-seniors-a-systematic-review-of-intervention-studies
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Lievyn Enette, Thomas Vogel, Jean Luc Fanon, Pierre Olivier Lang
The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a comprehensive analysis of the available clinical trials analyzing, in seniors, the effect of aerobic interval training (IAT) and continuous aerobic training (CAT) on peripheral Brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) concentration. We identified 14 randomized or not-randomized intervention studies published up to January 2017 through a computer-assisted search (PUBMED, Pedro, and Science direct data bases). The 5 trials considering IAT and the 9 CAT totalized 988 individuals (age range: 58...
May 12, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497755/autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-treatment-refractory-crohn-s-disease-an-analysis-of-pooled-data-from-the-astic-trial
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James O Lindsay, Mathieu Allez, Miranda Clark, Myriam Labopin, Elenor Ricart, Gerhard Rogler, Montserrat Rovira, Jack Satsangi, Dominique Farge, Christopher J Hawkey
BACKGROUND: The randomised controlled ASTIC trial showed no benefit of mobilisation and autologous haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) compared with mobilisation followed by conventional therapy using a stringent primary endpoint (steroid-free clinical remission for 3 months with no endoscopic or radiological evidence of intestinal inflammation) in patients with treatment-refractory Crohn's disease. We now assess HSCT in patients enrolled in the ASTIC trial using endpoints that are traditional for clinical trials in Crohn's disease, and identify factors that predict benefit or harm...
June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492456/calmer-life-a-hybrid-effectiveness-implementation-trial-for-late-life-anxiety-conducted-in-low-income-mental-health-underserved-communities
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Srijana Shrestha, Nancy Wilson, Mark E Kunik, Paula Wagener, Amber B Amspoker, Terri Barrera, Jessica Freshour, Cynthia Kraus-Schuman, Jane Bavineau, Maria Turner, Melinda A Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety is common among older adults and is associated with multiple negative outcomes. Late-life anxiety is usually unrecognized by providers and undertreated, although evidence supports the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment. Access to mental health care is especially poor among African American seniors. New treatment models are needed to expand the reach of mental health care to minority elders. METHODS: Our article outlines a study designed to test the effectiveness and implementation potential of Calmer Life (CL), a community-based, person-centered, flexible and culturally tailored intervention for late-life anxiety and worry, offered in low-income, mental health-underserved and predominantly African American communities...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476322/factors-associated-with-effective-nutrition-interventions-for-pregnant-indigenous-women-a-systematic-review
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Amy M Ashman, Leanne J Brown, Clare E Collins, Megan E Rollo, Kym M Rae
INTRODUCTION: Indigenous people continue to experience health disparities relative to non-Indigenous populations. Interventions to improve nutrition during pregnancy in these groups may improve health outcomes for mothers and their infants. The effectiveness of existing nutrition intervention programs has not been reviewed previously. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to identify interventions targeting improving nutrition-related outcomes for pregnant Indigenous women residing in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, and to identify positive factors contributing to successful programs...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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/28459155/managing-mobility-outcomes-in-vulnerable-seniors-mmoves-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Sabrina Figueiredo, Jose A Morais, Nancy Mayo
OBJECTIVE: To estimate feasibility and potential for efficacy of an individualized, exercise-focused, self-management program (i.e. Managing Mobility Outcomes In Vulnerable Seniors ( MMOVeS)), in comparison to exercise information in improving mobility after six months among seniors recently discharged from hospital. DESIGN: Randomized pilot study. SETTING: Two McGill University-teaching hospitals. SUBJECTS: Community dwelling seniors, aged 70 years and older, recently discharged from either participating hospitals...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456492/barriers-to-the-implementation-of-research-perceived-by-nurses-from-osakidetza
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M Ángeles Cidoncha-Moreno, Begoña Ruíz de Alegría-Fernandez de Retana
OBJECTIVE: To understand the barriers to implementing nursing research findings into practice, as perceived by the nurses working in Osakidetza and to analyze if the workplace factor and time worked affect the perception of these barriers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. BARRIERS Scale questionnaire was given to a representative sample of 1,572 Basque Health Service nurses, stratified and randomized, according to scope of work and job responsibility (response rate: 43...
April 26, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433550/evaluation-of-a-telephone-delivered-community-based-collaborative-care-management-program-for-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-dementia
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Shahrzad Mavandadi, Laura O Wray, Suzanne DiFilippo, Joel Streim, David Oslin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a community-based, telephone-delivered, brief patient/caregiver-centered collaborative dementia care management intervention is associated with improved caregiver and care recipient (CR) outcomes. DESIGN: Longitudinal program evaluation of a clinical intervention; assessments at baseline and 3- and 6-month follow-up. SETTING: General community. PARTICIPANTS: Caregivers (N = 440) of older, community-dwelling, low-income CRs prescribed a psychotropic medication by a primary care provider who met criteria for dementia and were enrolled in the SUpporting Seniors Receiving Treatment And INtervention (SUSTAIN) program for older adults...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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/28402217/the-dash-pilot-project-developing-community-based-nutrition-education-for-older-adults
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Jan M Ivery, Liza Benton, Ashley Harrison, Melissa Paul, Marielysse Cortés
Nutrition-related chronic health conditions among older adults are a growing concern. In this study, nutrition education materials were created for use in senior centers by graduate nutrition students. After the materials were presented, focus groups were conducted with participants (n = 62) to obtain feedback on the content and presentation. Findings related to the participant's knowledge of nutrition-related information, strategies to improve future class sessions, and participant recruitment will be discussed...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386536/the-otago-exercise-program-innovative-delivery-models-to-maximize-sustained-outcomes-for-high-risk-homebound-older-adults
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Tiffany E Shubert, Lavinia Spring Goto, Matthew Lee Smith, Luohua Jiang, Holly Rudman, Marcia G Ory
BACKGROUND: It is estimated one in two adults age 80 and over fall each year, resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality rates among this oldest-old population. The Otago Exercise program (OEP) is an evidence-based fall prevention program shown to reduce falls by 35% among high-risk older adults. The OEP was designed to be delivered in the home by physical therapists. This model has encountered multiple implementation challenges in the United States health-care system, which has resulted in the development and testing of innovative models to support a broader reach and dissemination of this program...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363358/an-educational-video-program-to-increase-aging-services-technology-awareness-among-older-adults
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Joyce W Tam, Catherine Van Son, Dennis Dyck, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
OBJECTIVE: Aging services technologies (ASTs), health technology that meets the needs of seniors, are being underutilized due to a lack of awareness. This study evaluated a video-based educational program to increase AST awareness. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty-one older adults completed AST measures pre- and post-program. RESULTS: Participants endorsed significantly improved AST knowledge and attitude and a lower level of perceived stigma post-program...
March 15, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363133/the-use-of-step-aerobics-and-the-stability-ball-to-improve-balance-and-quality-of-life-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-exploratory-study
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Ayelet Dunsky, Tal Yahalom, Michal Arnon, Ronnie Lidor
OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of step aerobics (SA) and the stability ball (SB) as tools for balance improvement in community-dwelling older adults. METHOD: Forty-two women (age: 72.2±5.8 years) who attended a community day center volunteered to participate in the study. Following the first assessment session, 28 women were assigned randomly to one of two experimental groups (the use of either SA or SB). The other 14 participants, who were engaged in a ceramic class, served as the control group...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350314/integrating-quality-improvement-and-continuing-professional-development-at-an-academic-medical-center-a-partnership-between-practice-plan-hospital-and-medical-school
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Barbara Gold, Dawn England, William Riley, Ginny Jacobs-Halsey, Corinne Webb, Bobbi Daniels
INTRODUCTION: While quality improvement (QI) initiatives can be a highly effective means for improving health care delivery in academic medical centers (AMCs), many health care professionals are not formally trained in basic QI methodology, engaging clinicians in QI activities can be challenging, and there is often a lack of integration and coordination among QI functions (eg, Departments of Quality and Safety, Continuing Professional Development). In our AMC, we undertook a collaborative approach to achieve better vertical and horizontal integration of our QI education efforts...
October 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
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