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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908846/the-effectiveness-of-web-based-asthma-self-management-system-my-asthma-portal-map-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara Ahmed, Pierre Ernst, Susan J Bartlett, Marie-France Valois, Tasneem Zaihra, Guy Paré, Roland Grad, Owis Eilayyan, Robert Perreault, Robyn Tamblyn
BACKGROUND: Whether Web-based technologies can improve disease self-management is uncertain. My Asthma Portal (MAP) is a Web-based self-management support system that couples evidence-based behavioral change components (self-monitoring of symptoms, physical activity, and medication adherence) with real-time monitoring, feedback, and support from a nurse case manager. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the impact of access to a Web-based asthma self-management patient portal linked to a case-management system (MAP) over 6 months compared with usual care on asthma control and quality of life...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907981/use-of-social-media-in-education-among-medical-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Anas Khaleel Alsuraihi, Ahmed Saeed Almaqati, Sultan Adnan Abughanim, Nisreen Abdulrahman Jastaniah
PURPOSE: Social media (SM), a virtual place where people can share, exchange, and communicate their ideas and knowledge, has become the new trend in communication and learning. This study aims to explore Saudi Arabian medical students' usage of SM and to discover the most common resources used in medical education. Furthermore, it aims to illustrate students' belief about the influence of SM on their learning. METHODS: This cross-sectional study administered validated questionnaires to medical students from different universities in Saudi Arabia, via emails, Twitter, Facebook, and short message service...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903957/medicalisation-smoking-and-e-cigarettes-evidence-and-implications
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Kylie Morphett, Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall, Coral Gartner
There is debate in the tobacco control literature about the value of a medical model in reducing smoking-related harm. The variety of medical treatments for smoking cessation has increased, health professionals are encouraged to use them to assist smoking cessation and tobacco dependence is being described as a 'chronic disease'. Some critics suggest that the medicalisation of smoking undermines the tobacco industry's responsibility for the harms of smoking. Others worry that it will lead smokers to deny personal responsibility for cessation, create beliefs in 'magic bullets' for smoking cessation, or erode smokers' confidence in their ability to quit...
November 30, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903564/validated-adherence-scales-used-in-a-measurement-guided-medication-management-approach-to-target-and-tailor-a-medication-adherence-intervention-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Thi-My-Uyen Nguyen, Adam La Caze, Neil Cottrell
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a targeted and tailored intervention based on a discussion informed by validated adherence scales will improve medication adherence. DESIGN: Prospective randomised trial. SETTING: 2 community pharmacies in Brisbane, Australia. METHODS: Patients recently initiated on a cardiovascular or oral hypoglycaemic medication within the past 4-12 weeks were recruited from two community pharmacies. Participants identified as non-adherent using the Medication Adherence Questionnaire (MAQ) were randomised into the intervention or control group...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903143/incarcerated-women-s-experiences-and-beliefs-about-psychotropic-medication-an-empirical-study
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Kia J Bentley, Rachel C Casey
OBJECTIVE: Research has consistently shown that incarcerated women experience mental illness at disproportionate rates and heavily use psychiatric medication. This study examined factors related to incarcerated women's experiences and beliefs about psychotropic medications. METHODS: The researchers conducted a survey with 274 women incarcerated at a medium-security correctional institution in a Mid-Atlantic state. A 35-item questionnaire was created that solicited data on, among other things, experiences with and perceptions of psychotropic medication use and locus of control...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895583/matching-adherence-interventions-to-patient-determinants-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
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REVIEW
Samuel S Allemann, Robby Nieuwlaat, Bart J F van den Bemt, Kurt E Hersberger, Isabelle Arnet
Introduction: Despite much research, interventions to improve medication adherence report disappointing and inconsistent results. Tailored approaches that match interventions and patient determinants of non-adherence were seldom used in clinical trials. The presence of a multitude of theoretical frameworks and models to categorize interventions and patient determinants complicated the development of common categories shared by interventions and determinants. We retrieved potential interventions and patient determinants from published literature on medication adherence, matched them like locks and keys, and categorized them according to the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF)...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889904/how-to-screen-for-non-adherence-to-antihypertensive-therapy
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REVIEW
Pankaj Gupta, Prashanth Patel, Robert Horne, Heather Buchanan, Bryan Williams, Maciej Tomaszewski
The quality of assessment of non-adherence to treatment in hypertensive is poor. Within this review, we discuss the different methods used to assess adherence to blood-pressure-lowering medications in hypertension patients. Subjective reports such as physicians' perceptions are inaccurate, and questionnaires completed by patients tend to overreport adherence and show a low diagnostic specificity. Indirect objective methods such as pharmacy database records can be useful, but they are limited by the robustness of the recorded data...
December 2016: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884337/using-community-outreach-to-explore-health-related-beliefs-and-improve-surgeon-patient-engagement
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Rebecca L Hoffman, Brenda Bryant, Steve R Allen, Major K Lee, Cary B Aarons, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Fostering surgeon engagement in community outreach was recently identified as a major priority toward reducing health care disparities in surgery. We aimed to increase surgeon engagement in the local community, understand prevalent beliefs, and identify educational opportunities in the local community regarding cancer screening and treatment using community outreach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In collaboration with the university's cancer center, the medical student surgical interest group, surgical faculty, and residents developed a community outreach program...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884127/cancer-related-fatigue-in-post-treatment-cancer-survivors-application-of-the-common-sense-model-of-illness-representations
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Teresa Corbett, AnnMarie Groarke, Jane C Walsh, Brian E McGuire
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CrF) is a common and disruptive symptom that may be experienced during and after cancer. Research into the subjective experience of fatigue in this group is required. The common sense model of self-regulation of health and illness (SRM) addresses personal beliefs or mental representations-whether medically sound or unsubstantiated- that a person holds about a health issue. The current study assesses if the SRM could be used as a theoretical framework for organizing the experiences of people with CrF, with a view to identifying methods to address fatigue in cancer survivors...
November 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876690/-mommy-blogs-and-the-vaccination-exemption-narrative-results-from-a-machine-learning-approach-for-story-aggregation-on-parenting-social-media-sites
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Timothy R Tangherlini, Vwani Roychowdhury, Beth Glenn, Catherine M Crespi, Roja Bandari, Akshay Wadia, Misagh Falahi, Ehsan Ebrahimzadeh, Roshan Bastani
BACKGROUND: Social media offer an unprecedented opportunity to explore how people talk about health care at a very large scale. Numerous studies have shown the importance of websites with user forums for people seeking information related to health. Parents turn to some of these sites, colloquially referred to as "mommy blogs," to share concerns about children's health care, including vaccination. Although substantial work has considered the role of social media, particularly Twitter, in discussions of vaccination and other health care-related issues, there has been little work on describing the underlying structure of these discussions and the role of persuasive storytelling, particularly on sites with no limits on post length...
November 22, 2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875073/orthodox-jewish-thought-leaders-insights-regarding-brca-mutations-a-descriptive-study
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Toby Bressler, Beth Popp
PURPOSE: To examine the factors that influence Orthodox Jewish (OJ) thought leaders' perceptions of genetic counseling and testing for BRCA mutations. The specific aims of this study were to describe (1) OJ thought leaders' views on genetic counseling and testing for BRCA mutation status and (2) insights into this high-risk faith-based minority group and their beliefs about counseling and testing for BRCA mutations. METHODS: In-depth focus groups and demographic questionnaires were used in this descriptive, qualitative study, which was performed in the cancer center of a 750-bed community teaching hospital in Brooklyn, New York...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873410/where-do-physicians-start-and-end
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Rachel H Ellaway, David Topps, Maureen Topps
Medical education is primarily about training physicians and maintaining their capabilities over time. Given that physicians are the primary focus of the field, there is a need for a clear idea of what physicians are or could be. This paper seeks to explore this issue by posing the simple question: ?Where do physicians start and end?' In doing so, the authors explore a series of different conceptual frames, including those of a physician's physical dimensions, their cellular boundaries, personal intentions and beliefs, professional identity, regulation, entrustability, professional performance, extended cognition, and disability...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870547/prescribers-perceptions-of-medication-discontinuation-survey-instrument-development-and-validation
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Amy Linsky, Steven R Simon, Kelly Stolzmann, Barbara G Bokhour, Mark Meterko
OBJECTIVES: Primary care providers (PCPs) and clinical pharmacists have concerns about the adverse consequences of using medications inappropriately and generally support the notion of reducing unnecessary drugs. Despite this attitude, many factors impede clinicians' ability to discontinue medication in clinical settings. We sought to develop a survey instrument that assesses PCPs' and pharmacists' experiences, attitudes, and beliefs toward medication discontinuation. STUDY DESIGN: Survey development and psychometric assessment...
November 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864808/latina-and-black-african-american-women-s-perspectives-on-cancer-screening-and-cancer-screening-reminders
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Susan Brandzel, Eva Chang, Leah Tuzzio, Camille Campbell, Nora Coronado, Erin J Aiello Bowles, Susan Carol Bradford, Diana S M Buist
INTRODUCTION: Racial and ethnic disparities continue to exist in cancer screening rates, especially among US Latina and Black/African American populations. We conducted six focus groups among 41 women from these communities in order to better understand their preferences about cancer screening reminders and the motivators and deterrents they face in obtaining recommended breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening. METHODS: Using self-reported patient race/ethnicity from electronic medical records of a large, integrated health care system in Seattle, we recruited women ages 30-60 to participate in one of five 2-hour focus groups...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863914/cultural-aspects-and-mythologies-surrounding-menstruation-and-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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REVIEW
Delfin A Tan, Rohana Haththotuwa, Ian S Fraser
The objective of this chapter is to present an overview of how menstruation, a normal bodily function, was and is perceived in various ethnic groups and cultures in the world, from ancient mythology, historical, or traditional practices to contemporary belief systems. Mythical tales about menstruation abound in the legends and prehistory of ancient cultures. These tales characterize menstrual blood variously as sacred, a gift from the gods, or a punishment for sin, but it is almost always magical and powerful...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863591/identifying-beliefs-about-smoking-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease
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Elizabeth Lopes-Costa, Elaine Amato-Vealey
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a chronic disabling illness that frequently results in the occlusion of arteries in lower limbs and may cause ischemia, gangrene, or infection. The single most significant factor contributing to both the onset and progression of PVD is smoking, which has addictive properties. Once smoking becomes a habitual behavior, combined with the atherosclerotic process, a disastrous pathway ensues. The aim of this project was to gain an understanding of the beliefs of patients with PVD who smoked...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862585/choosing-a-miracle-impoverishment-mistrust-and-discordant-views-in-abandonment-of-treatment-of-children-with-cancer-in-el-salvador
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Nuria Rossell, Julia Challinor, Roy Gigengack, Ria Reis
OBJECTIVE: In El Salvador, at the only hospital offering pediatric oncology care, the number of children abandoning treatment for cancer has decreased in recent years (13%-3%). An investigation of caregivers' motives for abandonment was performed over 15 months from 2012 to 2014. Caregiver and health team perspectives on abandonment are reported using the explanatory model (EM) framework. METHOD: Semistructured in-depth interviews and in hospital participant observations were conducted with caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer, who abandoned their child's treatment or were considering abandoning, and with members of the medical team...
November 8, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856341/routine-pelvic-examinations-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-survey-of-women-s-attitudes-and-beliefs-after-new-guidelines
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Juliana M Kling, Suneela Vegunta, Mina Al-Badri, Stephanie S Faubion, Heather E Fields, Amit A Shah, Mark R Wallace, Barbara E Ruddy, Michael J Bryan, M'hamed Temkit, Kathy L MacLaughlin
Routine pelvic examinations have been a fundamental part of the annual female examination. The 2014 American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline recommends against routine pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, average-risk women. Our aim was to evaluate women's attitudes and beliefs about pelvic examinations and how knowledge of the new guidelines contributes to attitudes and beliefs. A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed using a self-administered written survey developed through literature review and pretested and revised on the basis of staff suggestions...
November 14, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854054/impact-of-treatment-related-beliefs-on-medication-adherence-in-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-results-of-the-global-align-study
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Pierre Michetti, John Weinman, Ulrich Mrowietz, Josef Smolen, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Edouard Louis, Dieter Schremmer, Namita Tundia, Pascal Nurwakagari, Nicole Selenko-Gebauer
INTRODUCTION: Medication adherence is critical in chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) and could be affected by patients' treatment-related beliefs. The objective of this study was to determine beliefs about systemic medications in patients with IMIDs and to explore the association of those beliefs and other factors with adherence. METHODS: This was a multi-country, cross-sectional, self-administered survey study. Included were adults diagnosed with one of six IMIDs receiving conventional systemic medications and/or tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi)...
November 16, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848023/beliefs-regarding-medication-and-side-effects-influence-treatment-adherence-in-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Maria Emilsson, Per A Gustafsson, Gisela Öhnström, Ina Marteinsdottir
Adherence to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment is important because, when untreated, it may have serious consequences with lifelong effects. In the case of adolescents on long-term medicine prescription, more knowledge is needed regarding adherence and factors influencing adherence, which was the purpose of this study. Adolescents (n = 101) on ADHD medication ≥6 months were administrated questionnaires at a monitoring appointment: Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS), beliefs about medicines (BMQ) and the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (B-IPQ)...
November 15, 2016: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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