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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548917/family-experiences-of-the-transition-to-palliative-care-in-aged-residential-care-arc-a-qualitative-study
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Rosemary Frey, Susan Foster, Michal Boyd, Jackie Robinson, Merryn Gott
PURPOSE: To address a gap in the literature by exploring bereaved families' perceptions of the transition to palliative care for their relative in long-term care. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of twenty-six family members who were most involved in the care of residents who had died within the last 12 months. Interviews explored care, perceptions of staff palliative care knowledge, communication with staff, care planning and decision-making...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539116/modeling-long-term-human-activeness-using-recurrent-neural-networks-for-biometric-data
#2
Zae Myung Kim, Hyungrai Oh, Han-Gyu Kim, Chae-Gyun Lim, Kyo-Joong Oh, Ho-Jin Choi
BACKGROUND: With the invention of fitness trackers, it has been possible to continuously monitor a user's biometric data such as heart rates, number of footsteps taken, and amount of calories burned. This paper names the time series of these three types of biometric data, the user's "activeness", and investigates the feasibility in modeling and predicting the long-term activeness of the user. METHODS: The dataset used in this study consisted of several months of biometric time-series data gathered by seven users independently...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538328/a-systematic-review-of-the-association-between-physical-fitness-and-musculoskeletal-injury-risk-part-1-cardiorespiratory-endurance
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Peter J Lisman, Sarah J de la Motte, Timothy C Gribbin, Dianna P Jaffin, Kaitlin Murphy, Patricia A Deuster
Lisman, PJ, de la Motte, SJ, Gribbin, TC, Jaffin, DP, Murphy, K, and Deuster, PA. A systematic review of the association between physical fitness and musculoskeletal injury risk: part 1-cardiorespiratory endurance. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1744-1757, 2017-Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a significant health problem for both military and athletic populations. Research indicates that MSK-I is associated with physical fitness; however, the association between specific components of physical fitness and MSK-I in military and athletic populations has not been systematically examined...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534417/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-compared-to-conventional-centre-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-results-of-the-fit-home-study
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Jos J Kraal, M Elske Van den Akker-Van Marle, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Wim Stut, Niels Peek, Hareld Mc Kemps
Aim Although cardiac rehabilitation improves physical fitness after a cardiac event, many eligible patients do not participate in cardiac rehabilitation and the beneficial effects of cardiac rehabilitation are often not maintained over time. Home-based training with telemonitoring guidance could improve participation rates and enhance long-term effectiveness. Methods and results We randomised 90 low-to-moderate cardiac risk patients entering cardiac rehabilitation to three months of either home-based training with telemonitoring guidance or centre-based training...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533552/physical-activity-for-paediatric-rheumatic-diseases-standing-up-against-old-paradigms
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Bruno Gualano, Eloisa Bonfa, Rosa M R Pereira, Clovis A Silva
Over the past 50 years it has become clear that physical inactivity is associated with chronic disease risk. For several rheumatic diseases, bed rest was traditionally advocated as the best treatment, but several levels of evidence support the imminent paradigm shift from the prescription of bed rest to physical activity in individuals with paediatric rheumatic diseases, in particular juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile fibromyalgia, and juvenile dermatomyositis. Increasing levels of physical activity can alleviate several symptoms experienced by patients with paediatric rheumatic diseases, such as low aerobic fitness, pain, fatigue, muscle weakness and poor health-related quality of life...
May 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531125/characterizing-dynamic-walking-patterns-and-detecting-falls-with-wearable-sensors-using-gaussian-process-methods
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Taehwan Kim, Jeongho Park, Seongman Heo, Keehoon Sung, Jooyoung Park
By incorporating a growing number of sensors and adopting machine learning technologies, wearable devices have recently become a prominent health care application domain. Among the related research topics in this field, one of the most important issues is detecting falls while walking. Since such falls may lead to serious injuries, automatically and promptly detecting them during daily use of smartphones and/or smart watches is a particular need. In this paper, we investigate the use of Gaussian process (GP) methods for characterizing dynamic walking patterns and detecting falls while walking with built-in wearable sensors in smartphones and/or smartwatches...
May 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529544/complementary-and-alternative-interventions-for-fatigue-management-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
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Gang-Zhu Xu, Yan-Feng Li, Mao-De Wang, Dong-Yuan Cao
BACKGROUND: We systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative interventions for fatigue after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We searched multiple online sources including ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Library database, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, the Web of Science, AMED, PsychINFO, Toxline, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, PEDro, PsycBite, and the World Health Organization (WHO) trial registry, in addition to hand searching of grey literature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529002/isyqol-a-rasch-consistent-questionnaire-for-measuring-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-spinal-deformities
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Antonio Caronni, Luciana Sciumè, Sabrina Donzelli, Fabio Zaina, Stefano Negrini
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: - Spinal deformities are commonly associated with poor HRQOL. Several questionnaires (e.g. SRS-24 and SRS-22) have been developed to evaluate HRQOL in these conditions. In adults as well as during growth, the HRQOL is considered one of the most relevant outcomes of both conservative and surgical treatment. Rasch analysis is a powerful statistical technique for developing high quality and valid questionnaires. The SRS-24 and SRS-22 have been evaluated using the Rasch analysis, but showed poor measurement properties...
May 18, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528784/keeping-the-voice-fit-in-the-group-fitness-industry-a-qualitative-study-to-determine-what-instructors-want-in-a-voice-education-program
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Patrick J Aiken, Anna F Rumbach
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to provide a descriptive summary of (1) group fitness instructors' (GFIs') experiences of occupational voice use and education, and (2) the content and mode of delivery desired by GFIs in an education and training program. STUDY DESIGN: This is a qualitative inductive approach using a semi-structured interview. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight GFIs recruited via self-selection sampling...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525437/feasibility-and-parental-acceptability-of-an-8-week-slow-speed-high-intensity-community-based-resistance-training-program-for-preadolescent-children
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Sarah L Mullane, Vincent B Bocchicchio, Noe C Crespo
High-intensity resistance training (RT) shows promise for improved cardiometabolic health in children. Achieving high-intensity RT safely is a challenge for community-based programs because of parental concerns and group engagement. Twenty preadolescent children completed an 8-week, twice per week program using slow speed to achieve high-intensity RT. Parent and child surveys were conducted to measure acceptability and effectiveness. Child fitness levels were assessed, and fasting blood draws and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry were performed on a subset population...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523517/body-size-of-male-youth-soccer-players-1978-2015
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REVIEW
Robert M Malina, António J Figueiredo, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
BACKGROUND: Studies of the body size and proportions of athletes have a long history. Comparisons of athletes within specific sports across time, though not extensive, indicate both positive and negative trends. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate secular variation in heights and weights of male youth soccer players reported in studies between 1978 and 2015. METHODS: Reported mean ages, heights, and weights of male soccer players 9-18 years of age were extracted from the literature and grouped into two intervals: 1978-99 and 2000-15...
May 18, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522893/hearcare-hearing-and-communication-assistance-for-resident-engagement
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REVIEW
Catherine V Palmer, Reem Mulla, Elizabeth Dervin, Kathleen Costigan Coyan
Impaired hearing is related to poor health outcomes, including compromised cognitive function, in aging individuals. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after arthritis and heart disease in older adults and the fourth most detrimental condition related to quality of life in older adults. Only 18% of aging adults who have impactful hearing loss actually use custom-fit amplification. Therefore, the majority of aging individuals entering senior living facilities will have untreated hearing loss...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507196/health-benefits-of-exercise
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Gregory N Ruegsegger, Frank W Booth
Overwhelming evidence exists that lifelong exercise is associated with a longer health span, delaying the onset of 40 chronic conditions/diseases. What is beginning to be learned is the molecular mechanisms by which exercise sustains and improves quality of life. The current review begins with two short considerations. The first short presentation concerns the effects of endurance exercise training on cardiovascular fitness, and how it relates to improved health outcomes. The second short section contemplates emerging molecular connections from endurance training to mental health...
May 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507194/molecular-basis-of-exercise-induced-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-biogenesis-historical-advances-current-knowledge-and-future-challenges
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Christopher G R Perry, John A Hawley
We provide an overview of groundbreaking studies that laid the foundation for our current understanding of exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis and its contribution to human skeletal muscle fitness. We highlight the mechanisms by which skeletal muscle responds to the acute perturbations in cellular energy homeostasis evoked by a single bout of endurance-based exercise and the adaptations resulting from the repeated demands of exercise training that ultimately promote mitochondrial biogenesis through hormetic feedback loops...
May 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503911/community-football-teams-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-secure-settings-they-take-you-off-the-ward-it-was-like-a-nice-day-and-then-you-get-like-medals-at-the-end
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Nicholas Andrew Hudson, Jennifer Hella Mrozik, Rose White, Kristian Northend, Steve Moore, Katherine Lister, Kelly Rayner
BACKGROUND: People with learning disabilities (LD) are particularly vulnerable to mental health and behavioural difficulties, and it has been shown that regular exercise can improve psychosocial well-being as well as physical fitness. This research aims to explore the experiences of men with LD detained in secure settings who have engaged in community football training programmes and identify the benefits of such provision. METHOD: Interviews were conducted with eight patients in a forensic LD service, discussing their experiences of participating in community football...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499393/reversing-the-pipeline-implementing-public-health-evidence-based-guidance-in-english-local-government
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Lou Atkins, Michael P Kelly, Clare Littleford, Gillian Leng, Susan Michie
BACKGROUND: In the UK, responsibility for many public health functions was transferred in 2013 from the National Health Service (NHS) to local government; a very different political context and one without the NHS history of policy and practice being informed by evidence-based guidelines. A problem this move presented was whether evidence-based guidelines would be seen as relevant, useful and implementable within local government. This study investigates three aspects of implementing national evidence-based recommendations for public health within a local government context: influences on implementation, how useful guidelines are perceived to be and whether the linear evidence-guidelines-practice model is considered relevant...
May 12, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499368/measuring-mental-well-being-in-norway-validation-of-the-warwick-edinburgh-mental-well-being-scale-wemwbs
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Otto R F Smith, Daniele E Alves, Marit Knapstad, Ellen Haug, Leif E Aarø
BACKGROUND: Mental well-being is an important, yet understudied, area of research, partly due to lack of appropriate population-based measures. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) was developed to meet the needs for such a measure. This article assesses the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the WEMWBS, and its short-version (SWEMWBS) among a sample of primary health care patients who participated in the evaluation of Prompt Mental Health Care (PMHC), a novel Norwegian mental health care program aimed to increase access to treatment for anxiety and depression...
May 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493543/contribution-of-patient-physician-and-environmental-factors-to-demographic-and-health-variation-in-colonoscopy-follow-up-for-abnormal-colorectal-cancer-screening-test-results
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Melissa R Partin, Amy A Gravely, James F Burgess, David A Haggstrom, Sarah E Lillie, David B Nelson, Sean M Nugent, Aasma Shaukat, Shahnaz Sultan, Louise C Walter, Diana J Burgess
BACKGROUND: Patient, physician, and environmental factors were identified, and the authors examined the contribution of these factors to demographic and health variation in colonoscopy follow-up after a positive fecal occult blood test/fecal immunochemical test (FOBT/FIT) screening. METHODS: In total, 76,243 FOBT/FIT-positive patients were identified from 120 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities between August 16, 2009 and March 20, 2011 and were followed for 6 months...
May 11, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492082/metabolomics-approach-in-the-investigation-of-metabolic-changes-in-obese-men-after-24-weeks-of-combined-training
#19
Renata G Duft, Alex Castro, Ivan L P Bonfante, Diego T Brunelli, Mara P T Chacon-Mikahil, Cláudia R Cavaglieri
Obesity is associated with comorbidities related to metabolic disorders due to excess of adipose tissue. Physical exercise has a major role in the prevention of obesity. Combined training (CT), in particular, has been shown to improve markers of health. In this study, we used (1)H NMR-based metabolomics to investigate changes in the metabolism of obese men after 24 weeks of CT. Twenty-two obese (body mass index 31 ± 1.4 kg/m(2)), middle-aged men (48.2 ± 6.1 years) were randomly assigned to a control group (CG, n = 11) or CT group (n = 11)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486533/health-sciences-evidence-based-practice-questionnaire-hs-ebp-for-measuring-transprofessional-evidence-based-practice-creation-development-and-psychometric-validation
#20
Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Joan Ernest de Pedro-Gómez, José Miguel Morales-Asencio, Miquel Bennasar-Veny, Pedro Sastre-Fullana, Albert Sesé-Abad
INTRODUCTION: Most of the EBP measuring instruments available to date present limitations both in the operationalisation of the construct and also in the rigour of their psychometric development, as revealed in the literature review performed. The aim of this paper is to provide rigorous and adequate reliability and validity evidence of the scores of a new transdisciplinary psychometric tool, the Health Sciences Evidence-Based Practice (HS-EBP), for measuring the construct EBP in Health Sciences professionals...
2017: PloS One
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