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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761024/relationships-between-activity-and-well-being-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Felicitas Ehlen, Katharina Schindlbeck, Lisa Nobis, André Maier, Fabian Klostermann
Objectives: The complex symptomatology of Parkinson' disease (PD) usually goes along with reduced physical activity. Previous studies have indicated positive effects of activating therapies on patients' well-being. This study, therefore, examined how activity in daily life is related to patients' subjective condition. Materials and Methods: Twenty-one PD patients rated their condition every two hours during two routine days and documented the duration and type of their activities (based on the PRISCUS-Physical Activity Questionnaire) during the respective time intervals...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759656/well-being-among-emergency-medicine-resident-physicians-results-from-the-abem-longitudinal-study-of-emergency-medicine-residents
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Debra G Perina, Catherine A Marco, Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Terry Kowalenko, Mary M Johnston, Anne Harvey
BACKGROUND: The Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Residents (LSEMR) conducted by the American Board of Emergency Medicine queries a randomized cohort of emergency medicine (EM) residents. It is designed to identify residents' perceptions of their training, sources of stress, well-being level, and career choice satisfaction over time. OBJECTIVES: This study utilizes LSEMR to identify resident well-being levels, career satisfaction, factors producing stress, and whether a specific cohort is more stressed than the overall respondent group...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753802/prevalence-and-predictors-of-sexual-problems-among-midlife-canadian-adults-results-from-a-national-survey
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Christopher Quinn-Nilas, Robin R Milhausen, Alexander McKay, Stephen Holzapfel
BACKGROUND: Sexual problems are common among midlife men and women, and studies have identified a range of demographic, health, and relational correlates. Research on prevalence of these sexual problems within Canada is sparse and is warranted given the unique context related to provision of health care services in contrast to other countries. AIM: We investigated sexual problems (women's low desire, orgasm difficulties, and vaginal pain, as well as men's low desire, erection difficulties, and ejaculation difficulties) and their correlates among a large sample of Canadian men and women aged 40-59 years...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705117/parental-perspectives-regarding-outcomes-of-very-preterm-infants-toward-a-balanced-approach
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Magdalena Jaworski, Annie Janvier, Francine Lefebvre, Thuy Mai Luu
OBJECTIVES: To explore parental perspectives regarding their preterm child at 18 months corrected age and to investigate whether reported answers correlate with level of neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) as defined by clinicians. We hypothesized that parents would report more negative concerns with increasing level of NDI. STUDY DESIGN: This study included 190 infants born <29 weeks of gestational age in 2009-2012 at 1 tertiary university health center. Infants underwent detailed developmental assessment at 18 months corrected age, and were classified into either absence or presence of mild to moderate or severe NDI...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682511/preferences-of-older-adults-and-their-families-for-meaningful-use-clinical-summaries
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Karen Colorafi, Robert A Greenes, Marc Kates
Background: This study assessed the perceptions of older adults regarding the plan of care (POC) contained in the clinical summary mandated by the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was selected for this study. Older adults (≥65) with chronic cardiac diagnoses were invited to participate. The investigator shadowed the physician during the patient encounter, interviewed the patients following their encounter, and asked patients to complete standard health literacy and cognitive screening tools and the Patient Activation Measure...
2018: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673134/evaluation-of-patient-and-medical-staff-satisfaction-regarding-healthcare-services-in-wuhan-public-hospitals
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Runtang Meng, Jingjing Li, Yunquan Zhang, Yong Yu, Yi Luo, Xiaohan Liu, Yanxia Zhao, Yuantao Hao, Ying Hu, Chuanhua Yu
Satisfaction evaluation is widely used in healthcare systems to improve healthcare service quality to obtain better health outcomes. The aim of this study was to measure employee work satisfaction and patient satisfaction status in Wuhan, China. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 14 medical institutions. The final valid sample comprised a total of 696 medical staff and 668 patients. The overall satisfaction levels of medical staff and patients were 58.28 &plusmn; 14.60 (10.47&ndash;100.00) and 65...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531882/creating-a-student-centered-learning-environment-implementation-of-problem-based-learning-to-teach-microbiology-to-undergraduate-medical-students
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Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331453/are-privacy-enhancing-technologies-for-genomic-data-ready-for-the-clinic-a-survey-of-medical-experts-of-the-swiss-hiv-cohort-study
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Jean-Louis Raisaro, Paul J McLaren, Jacques Fellay, Matthias Cavassini, Catherine Klersy, Jean-Pierre Hubaux
PURPOSE: Protecting patient privacy is a major obstacle for the implementation of genomic-based medicine. Emerging privacy-enhancing technologies can become key enablers for managing sensitive genetic data. We studied physicians' attitude toward this kind of technology in order to derive insights that might foster their future adoption for clinical care. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire-based survey among 55 physicians of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study who tested the first implementation of a privacy-preserving model for delivering genomic test results...
March 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056645/fertility-lost-fertility-found-narratives-from-the-leading-edge-of-oncofertility
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Teresa K Woodruff
A cancer diagnosis at a young age creates one of the most existential crises one can imagine. The good news is that for many of these young patients, they will survive their diagnosis. They will be told of the side effects of treatment including loss of hair but will not be told of the other losses associated with their reproductive function-loss of menstrual cycles, early menopause and the potential for pregnancy for women, loss of viable sperm for men, and loss of sexual libido in both cases. Not all cancer treatments result in the same series of fertility effects so one of the issues that physicians face is determining what the best course of fertility sparing options should be...
2017: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970267/physician-health-beyond-wellness-to-happiness
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Roger Collier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968224/are-retired-physicians-suitable-for-the-coaching-of-clerks
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Ivan Bank, Johannes P de Leeuw, Willem M Lijfering, Marjolein H W de Bois, Theo C A M van Woerkom, Marjo Wijnen-Meijer
Objectives: To assess whether clerks need coaches, for which issues, and whether retired physicians are able to support clerks. Methods:  The study combines both qualitative and quantitative methods and the perspectives of both coaches and clerks. Clerks starting their first clerkship were randomised between having a coach (n=61) and not having a coach (n=59). All participants were followed for 18 months. Both clerks and coaches completed questionnaires. In addition, in-depth interviews with the coaches were conducted...
September 26, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967666/the-benefits-of-paid-employment-among-persons-with-common-mental-health-problems-evidence-for-the-selection-and-causation-mechanism
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Merel Schuring, Suzan Jw Robroek, Alex Burdorf
Objectives The aims of this study were to (i) investigate the impact of paid employment on self-rated health, self-esteem, mastery, and happiness among previously unemployed persons with common mental health problems, and (ii) determine whether there are educational inequalities in these effects. Methods A quasi-experimental study was performed with a two-year follow-up period among unemployed persons with mental health problems. Eligible participants were identified at the social services departments of five cities in The Netherlands when being diagnosed with a common mental disorder, primarily depression and anxiety disorders, in the past 12 months by a physician (N=749)...
November 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861707/the-impact-of-a-required-longitudinal-stress-management-and-resilience-training-course-for-first-year-medical-students
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Liselotte N Dyrbye, Tait D Shanafelt, Ling Werner, Amit Sood, Daniel Satele, Alexandra P Wolanskyj
BACKGROUND: Although psychological distress is common among medical students, little remains known about effective interventions. One promising individual-focused approach is mindfulness-based stress management interventions; however, studies to date have relied on volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a required longitudinal stress management and resilience course improves well-being among first-year medical students. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study...
December 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757761/a-survey-of-the-perception-of-well-being-among-emergency-physicians-in-taiwan
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Kun-Chuan Chen, Wan-Hua Hsieh, Sheng-Chuan Hu, Pei-Fang Lai
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate the feelings (well-being) of emergency physicians in Taiwan regarding their job and the relationship between these feelings and the work environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was used to survey emergency physicians across Taiwan from January to June 2014. The questionnaire contents were categorized into five specific factors that could affect well-being, including "emergency quality, emergency safety, support environment, workload, and salary and benefits...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611090/a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-three-good-things-intervention-in-healthcare-workers
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Karin Rippstein-Leuenberger, Oliver Mauthner, J Bryan Sexton, Rene Schwendimann
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) personnel have an elevated prevalence of job-related burn-out and post-traumatic stress disorder, which can ultimately impact patient care. To strengthen healthcare workers' skills to deal with stressful events, it is important to focus not only on minimising suffering but also on increasing happiness, as this entails many more benefits than simply feeling good. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the content of the 'good things' reported by healthcare workers participating in the 'Three Good Things' intervention...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383334/advancing-nursing-practice-management-of-neuropathic-pain-with-capsaicin-8-without-physician-supervision
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Joanne O'Brien, Joseph Keaveny, Valerie Pollard, Linda Elizabeth Nugent
PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this study was to examine the management of patient's neuropathic pain with capsaicin 8% in a nurse-led clinic when administered by 1 registered advanced nurse practitioner without physician supervision. DESIGN: A longitudinal, single-group, descriptive research design was used to assess pain scores and quality of life 3 times over 3 months after treatment. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of neuropathic pain were assessed and treated with capsaicin 8% by 1 advanced nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority in a nurse-led clinic...
May 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247529/periviability-and-the-god-committee
#17
Patrick J Marmion
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219097/-work-anxieties-and-their-treatment-in-medical-rehabilitation-hand-tools-for-capacity-training-and-psychotherapy
#18
B Muschalla
Work-anxieties are often going along with workplace problems and long-term sick leave. Psychopathologically, different qualities of work anxiety can be distinguished: worrying, phobic anxiety, health-related anxiety, anxiety of insufficiency. An evaluation of a work-anxiety treatment showed that confronting patients with the topic work during medical rehabilitation leads to a better course. In work-oriented capacity trainings or behavior therapy groups, coping with everyday phenomena at work may be trained (self-presentation, social rules, work organization and problem solving, coping with chronic illness and impairment conditions)...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872021/hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-a-review-of-epidemiology-biopsychology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Sharon J Parish, Steven R Hahn
INTRODUCTION: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Revised (DSM-IV-TR) as persistent deficient sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), HSDD has been subsumed by Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder. However, decades of research based on DSM-IV-TR HSDD criteria form the foundation of our understanding of the essential symptom of distressing low sexual desire, its epidemiology, clinical management, and treatment...
April 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790421/a-study-to-assess-the-validity-of-estimation-of-serum-ostase-level-in-hyperthyroid-and-hypothyroid-cases
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Polina Boruah, Arup Jyoti Baruah, Ranendra Hajong, Chandan Kumar Nath, Bhupen Barman, Happy Chutia, Kalyan Sarma
INTRODUCTION: One of the more specific assessments of the metabolic status of bone in normal and in disease conditions is the measurement of bone specific alkaline phosphatase or ostase. The measurement of serum ostase has several advantages over the measurements of other bone parameter. Because of its relatively long half-life, in-vivo (1 to 3days), it is relatively unaffected by diurnal variation. AIM: To find the correlation of serum ostase level in hyper and hypothyroid cases and also to study the validity of routine estimation of serum ostase in hyper and hypothyroid cases so as to monitor the base level bone health on presentation...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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