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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233315/student-pharmacist-experiences-as-inpatient-psychiatry-medication-education-group-leaders-during-an-early-immersion-program
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Jacqueline E McLaughlin, Lindsey Kennedy, Shauna Garris, Suzanne C Harris, Ashley Hillman, Nicole R Pinelli, Denise H Rhoney
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: While research suggests that pharmacists generally hold positive attitudes toward consumers of psychiatric medications, they often feel less comfortable talking about these medications and providing services for patients with mental illness. The purpose of this program was to train second and third year student pharmacists as psychiatry medication education groups leaders and to examine resulting student self-efficacy and mental health stigma. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: In partnership with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the inpatient psychiatry service at UNC Medical Center expanded weekly medication education groups with the help of trained student pharmacists...
September 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223186/willingness-of-firefighting-program-students-to-work-in-disasters-turkey
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Edip Kaya, Hakan Altintas
Introduction Firefighting is an important profession during disasters. Firefighters are on duty for many vital functions, including fire extinguishing, search and rescue work, and evacuation of disaster victims to a safe zone. In case of a disaster situation, it is vital to have willing personnel to work in disasters. In the literature, type of disaster, individual demographic factors, family factors, and workplace factors have been identified as factors that influence health care personnel's willingness to work during a disaster...
December 10, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214814/barriers-to-engagement-in-a-workplace-weight-management-program-a-qualitative-study
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Shayna M Clancy, Marissa Stroo, Ashley Schoenfisch, Thushani Dabrera, Truls Østbye
PURPOSE: To investigate (1) why some participants in a workplace weight management program were more engaged in the program, (2) specific barriers and facilitators for engagement and weight loss, and (3) suggest how workplaces may better engage employees in these programs to improve their effectiveness. DESIGN: Qualitative study (8 focus groups). SETTING: A large academic university and medical system. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six (5%) of the 550 employees who participated in a weight management program as part of the Steps to Health study...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200188/the-measurable-benefits-of-a-workplace-wellness-program-in-canada-results-after-one-year
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Ilka Lowensteyn, Violette Berberian, Patrick Belisle, Deborah DaCosta, Lawrence Joseph, Steven A Grover
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the impact of an employee wellness program in Canada. METHODS: A comprehensive program including web-based lifestyle challenges was evaluated with annual health screenings. RESULTS: Among 730 eligible employees, 688 (94%) registered for the program, 571 (78%) completed a health screening at baseline, and 314 (43%) at 1 year. Most (66%) employees tracked their activity for more than 6 weeks. At one year follow-up, there were significant clinical improvements in systolic blood pressure -3...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195781/effect-of-hand-hygiene-on-infectious-diseases-in-the-office-workplace-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Paul N Zivich, Abigail S Gancz, Allison E Aiello
BACKGROUND: Extensive data suggests that hand hygiene is a critical intervention for reducing infectious disease transmission in the clinical setting. However, it is unclear whether hand hygiene is effective at cutting down on infectious illnesses in non-clinical workplaces. The aim of this review is to assess the current literature concerning the effects of hand-washing interventions on infectious disease prevention among employees in nonclinical, office-based workplaces. METHODS: In compiling this review, PubMed, Scopus, and Business Source Premier were examined for studies published from 1960 through 2016...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189494/rethinking-remediation-a-model-to-support-the-detailed-diagnosis-of-clinicians-performance-problems-and-the-development-of-effective-remediation-plans
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Linda Prescott-Clements, Vicky Voller, Mark Bell, Natasha Nestors, Cees P M van der Vleuten
The successful remediation of clinicians demonstrating poor performance in the workplace is essential to ensure the provision of safe patient care. Clinicians may develop performance problems for numerous reasons, including health, personal factors, the workplace environment, or outdated knowledge/skills. Performance problems are often complex involving multifactorial issues, encompassing knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors. It is important that (where possible and appropriate) clinicians are supported through effective remediation to return them to safe clinical practice...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187673/dietary-interventions-to-prevent-and-manage-diabetes-in-worksite-settings-a-meta-analysis
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Archana Shrestha, Biraj Man Karmacharya, Polyna Khudyakov, Mary Beth Weber, Donna Spiegelman
OBJECTIVES: The translation of lifestyle intervention to improve glucose tolerance into the workplace has been rare. The objective of this meta-analysis is to summarize the evidence for the effectiveness of dietary interventions in worksite settings on lowering blood sugar levels. METHODS: We searched for studies in PubMed, Embase, Econlit, Ovid, Cochrane, Web of Science, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Search terms were as follows: (1) Exposure-based: nutrition/diet/dietary intervention/health promotion/primary prevention/health behavior/health education/food /program evaluation; (2) Outcome-based: diabetes/ hyperglycemia/glucose/HbA1c/glycated hemoglobin; and (3) Setting-based: workplace/ worksite/occupational/industry/job/employee...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168437/high-ace-low-wage-workers-occupational-health-nursing-research-and-praxis-through-a-trauma-informed-lens
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Marie-Anne Rosemberg, Laura Gultekin, Michelle Pardee
Individuals with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) disproportionately have poor mental and physical health outcomes. These experiences affect individuals across the life span extending beyond health with deleterious impact on work-related outcomes. Low-wage workers are particularly at risk. Social service and health organizations are becoming aware of the extent to which the populations they serve have been affected by these experiences. Employment support programs may serve high-ACE individuals but likely are unaware of their histories and the developmental or health deficits that result and can impinge on successful employment...
November 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157239/does-faculty-development-influence-the-quality-of-in-training-evaluation-reports-in-pharmacy
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Kerry Wilbur
BACKGROUND: In-training evaluation reports (ITERs) of student workplace-based learning are completed by clinical supervisors across various health disciplines. However, outside of medicine, the quality of submitted workplace-based assessments is largely uninvestigated. This study assessed the quality of ITERs in pharmacy and whether clinical supervisors could be trained to complete higher quality reports. METHODS: A random sample of ITERs submitted in a pharmacy program during 2013-2014 was evaluated...
November 21, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155225/a-systematic-review-of-the-long-term-effectiveness-of-work-based-lifestyle-interventions-to-tackle-overweight-and-obesity
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REVIEW
Greta Tam, May P S Yeung
Obesity is one of the five leading global risks for mortality, accounting for 5% of deaths worldwide. Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to deliver population-level interventions combining physical activity and exercise. However, there is no recent critical review of trials on long-term effectiveness of multicomponent lifestyle interventions in the workplace targeting obesity. Good quality evidence is needed to develop optimal strategies to tackle adult obesity. 1035 studies were retrieved by literature search in MEDLINE, Embase, PSYCH INFO and Cochrane library from 2005 to September 2016...
November 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145883/self-reported-actual-and-desired-proportion-of-sitting-standing-walking-and-physically-demanding-tasks-of-office-employees-in-the-workplace-setting-do-they-fit-together
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Birgit Wallmann-Sperlich, Josephine Y Chau, Ingo Froboese
OBJECTIVE: Occupational sitting time in white-collar workers represents a prominent contributor to overall daily sitting time, which is associated with various health risks. Workplace interventions intending to reduce sitting time during work typically focus on replacing sitting with standing. The aim was to investigate and compare actual and desired proportions of time spent sitting, standing, walking, and doing physically demanding tasks at work reported by desk-based workers. Cross-sectional data were collected from German desk-based workers (n = 614; 53...
November 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141187/factors-associated-with-final-year-nursing-students-desire-to-work-in-the-primary-health-care-setting-findings-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Jacqueline G Bloomfield, Christina Aggar, Tamsin H T Thomas, Christopher J Gordon
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses are under-represented in the primary health care setting both internationally and in Australia, and this shortage is predicted to worsen. To address the increasingly complex healthcare needs of an ageing population, it is vital to develop and sustain a primary health care nursing workforce, yet attracting nurses is challenging. In Australia, registered nurses graduating from university typically commence their careers in hospital-based transition to professional practice programs...
October 23, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135835/cardiovascular-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-risk-across-occupational-groups-and-industry-in-a-state-wide-study-of-an-australian-working-population
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Helen Louise Kelsall, Palamandadige Harsha Suranga Fernando, Stella May Gwini, Malcolm Ross Sim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence of type 2 diabetes (diabetes) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in occupational and industry groups in a large, diverse working population. METHODS: 500,000 Victorian workers undertook health checks including lifestyle, anthropometric and biomedical cardiovascular risk factor assessment. 5-year diabetes (AUSDRISK) and absolute CVD risk were estimated. RESULTS: High diabetes and CVD risk was increased in many occupational groups and industries relative to managers and Professional/Scientific/Technical Services respectively...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129193/experiences-of-three-states-implementing-the-medicaid-health-home-model-to-address-opioid-use-disorder-case-studies-in-maryland-rhode-island-and-vermont
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Lisa Clemans-Cope, Jane B Wishner, Eva H Allen, Nicole Lallemand, Marni Epstein, Brenda C Spillman
PURPOSE: The United States is facing an unprecedented opioid epidemic. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) included several provisions designed to increase care coordination in state Medicaid programs and improve outcomes for those with chronic conditions, including substance use disorders. Three states-Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont - adopted the ACA's optional Medicaid health home model for individuals with opioid use disorder. The model coordinates opioid use disorder treatment that features opioid agonist therapy provided at opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and Office-based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with medical and behavioral health care and other services, including those addressing social determinants of health...
December 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129176/composite-reliability-of-workplace-based-assessment-of-international-medical-graduates
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Balakrishnan Kichu R Nair, Joyce Mw Moonen-van Loon, Mulavana Parvathy, Brian C Jolly, Cees Pm van der Vleuten
OBJECTIVE: The fitness to practise of international medical graduates (IMGs) is usually evaluated with standardised assessment tests. The performance rather than the competency of practising doctors should, however, be assessed, for which reason workplace-based assessment (WBA) has gained increasing attention. Our aim was to assess the composite reliability of WBA instruments for assessing IMGs. DESIGN AND SETTING: Between June 2010 and April 2015, 142 IMGs were assessed by 99 calibrated assessors; each was assessed in the workplace over 6 months...
November 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127478/risk-factors-for-episodic-neck-pain-in-workers-a-5-year-prospective-study-of-a-general-working-population
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Audrey Petit, Julie Bodin, Angélique Delarue, Alexis D'Escatha, Natacha Fouquet, Yves Roquelaure
PURPOSE: Development of neck pain (NP) in workers has a multifactorial etiology and depends on both individual and workplace factors. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for episodic NP in a large diverse sample of active workers. METHODS: A prospective study based on the surveillance program implemented by the French Public Health Agency in the Loire Valley region. Between 2002 and 2005, 3710 workers were included. Between 2007 and 2010, 2332 workers responded to a follow-up questionnaire which assessed: (1) musculoskeletal symptoms (Nordic questionnaire) and (2) individual and work-related risk factors...
November 10, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125021/organizational-policies-and-programs-to-reduce-job-stress-and-risk-of-workplace-violence-among-k-12-education-staff
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Paul Landsbergis, Jeanette Zoeckler, Zerin Kashem, Bianca Rivera, Darryl Alexander, Amy Bahruth
We examine strategies, programs, and policies that educators have developed to reduce work stressors and thus health risks. First, we review twenty-seven empirical studies and review papers on organizational programs and policies in K-12 education published from 1990 to 2015 and find some evidence that mentoring, induction, and Peer Assistance and Review programs can increase support, skill development, decision-making authority, and perhaps job security, for teachers-and thus have the potential to reduce job stressors...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120937/lifestyle-in-visually-impaired-or-blind-massage-therapists-a-preliminary-study
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Shu-Ling Hung, Mei-Fang Chen, Yu-Hua Lin, Chia-Chan Kao, Ya-Wen Chang, Hui-Shan Chan
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle is among the most important factors affecting individual health status. Limited access to health information may limit the ability of people with visual impairment or blindness to practice healthy lifestyles. However, no studies have investigated how lifestyle practices affect health specifically in visually impaired and blind populations. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the lifestyle behaviors of visually impaired and blind massage therapists (VIBMTs) in Taiwan...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118684/a-pilot-study-investigating-employee-utilization-of-corporate-telehealth-services
#19
Seena Shazowee Edgerton
In line with the vision of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to improve health outcomes and eliminate healthcare disparities in Mississippi, a corporate telehealth program was initiated beginning May 2014. A descriptive study was performed to discover common characteristics among enrolled employee users who took advantage of UMMC's corporate telehealth services offered in their workplace throughout the program's first year of operation. This pilot study examined the number of videoconference visits (e-visits) throughout the first year of operation, from May 2014 through April 2015...
2017: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110158/factors-predicting-ethiopian-anesthetists-intention-to-leave-their-job
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Adrienne Kols, Sharon Kibwana, Yohannes Molla, Firew Ayalew, Mihereteab Teshome, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has rapidly expanded training programs for associate clinician anesthetists in order to address shortages of anesthesia providers. However, retaining them in the public health sector has proven challenging. This study aimed to determine anesthetists' intentions to leave their jobs and identify factors that predict turnover intentions. METHODS: A nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of 251 anesthetists working in public-sector hospitals in Ethiopia was conducted in 2014...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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