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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166197/combining-natural-ingredients-and-beliefs-the-dayak-tribe-s-experience-caring-for-sick-children-with-traditional-medicine
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Shinta Widiastuty Anggerainy, Dessie Wanda, Happy Hayati
Instead of seeking conventional health care, the Dayak tribe in Borneo, Indonesia, treats sick children at home with traditional medicine. The objective of this descriptive, qualitative study was to explore the Dayak tribe's use of traditional medicine to care for sick children. Comprehensive interviews were conducted with 10 caregivers, with collected data analyzed using content analysis. Key recurring themes identified were: 1) traditional medicine as first aid; 2) ease of access and cost-effectiveness; 3) traditional medicine was not always effective; 4) a combination of natural ingredients and beliefs; 5) the importance of "communicating" with plants; and 6) engagement with metaphysical forces...
2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166138/medical-drama-viewing-and-healthy-lifestyle-behaviors-understanding-the-role-of-health-locus-of-control-beliefs-and-education-level
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Sungsu Kim, Young Min Baek
The present study advances the understanding of how medical drama viewing influences healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., smoking, exercising, and consuming vegetables) by examining the role of the health locus of control (HLOC) beliefs and education level. An analysis of nationally representative data reveals that watching medical dramas is positively associated with chance and powerful others' HLOC beliefs. In addition, healthy lifestyle behaviors are positively associated with the internal HLOC belief and are negatively associated with the chance and powerful others' HLOC beliefs...
November 22, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165864/an-australian-hospital-s-training-program-and-referral-pathway-within-a-multi-disciplinary-health-justice-partnership-addressing-family-violence
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Kirsty Forsdike, Cathy Humphreys, Kristin Diemer, Stuart Ross, Linda Gyorki, Helena Maher, Penelope Vye, Fleur Llewelyn, Kelsey Hegarty
OBJECTIVE: An innovative health-justice partnership was established to deliver legal assistance to women experiencing family violence who attended an Australian hospital. This paper reports on a multifaceted response to build capacity and willingness of health professionals to identify signs of family violence and engage with referral pathways to on-site legal assistance. METHODS: A Realistic Evaluation analysed health professionals' knowledge and attitudes towards identification, response and referral for family violence before and after training; and use of referral pathways...
November 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165788/factors-affecting-compliance-with-confirmatory-colonoscopy-after-a-positive-fecal-immunochemical-test-in-a-national-colorectal-screening-program
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Shao-Yi Cheng, Ming-Chieh Li, Shu-Li Chia, Kuo-Chin Huang, Tai-Yuan Chiu, Ding-Cheng Chan, Han-Mo Chiu
BACKGROUND: Screening with the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is effective in reducing deaths from colorectal cancer (CRC). Since 2004, biennial FIT screening has been available to a target population in Taiwan as a national screening program. The objective of the current study was to identify the factors that influence willingness to undergo a confirmatory colonoscopy after a positive FIT, because related references in the published literature were scarce. METHODS: A semistructured questionnaire was based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) and a literature review...
November 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164677/perceptions-of-the-effects-of-childbirth-on-sexuality-among-nulliparous-individuals
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Jaclyn Cappell, Caroline F Pukall
BACKGROUND: Media representations of sexuality after childbirth depict vaginal birth as harmful and cesarean delivery as protective, although research does not support these depictions. The objective of the current study was to investigate perceptions of the effects of mode of delivery on sexuality. METHODS: Nulliparous participants who were able to and interested in giving birth (N = 1428) completed an online survey about their preferences for mode of delivery and their perceptions of childbirth as they specifically relate to sexuality...
November 22, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164171/health-care-students-attitudes-about-alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy-responses-to-narrative-vignettes
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Kelly D Coons, Shelley L Watson, Nicole M Yantzi, Nancy E Lightfoot, Sylvie Larocque
This article explores medical, midwifery, and nurse practitioner students' attitudes about women who may consume alcohol throughout their pregnancies. Twenty-one health care students responded to a scenario-based vignette addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as well as a semistructured interview, which were analyzed using Braun and Clarke's thematic analysis approach. Two primary themes related to students' attitudes concerning alcohol consumption during pregnancy were identified: (a) divergent recommendations for different women, based on perceptions of their level of education, culture/ethnicity, and ability to stop drinking; and (b) understanding the social determinants of health, including the normalization of women's alcohol consumption and potential partner violence...
January 2017: Global Qualitative Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163864/pathways-into-mental-health-care-for-uk-veterans-a-qualitative-study
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Harriet Mellotte, Dominic Murphy, Laura Rafferty, Neil Greenberg
Background: It is well established that veterans suffering from mental health difficulties under use mental health services. Objective: This study aimed to understand more about the barriers that prevent veterans from seeking professional help and the enablers that assist veterans in seeking professional help. It also aimed to explore potential mechanisms to improve veterans' help-seeking and pathways to care. Method: The study employed a qualitative design whereby 17 veterans who had recently attended specialist veteran mental health services took part in semi-structured interviews...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163666/addressing-culture-and-context-in-humanitarian-response-preparing-desk-reviews-to-inform-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support
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M Claire Greene, Mark J D Jordans, Brandon A Kohrt, Peter Ventevogel, Laurence J Kirmayer, Ghayda Hassan, Anna Chiumento, Mark van Ommeren, Wietse A Tol
Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context. To respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies, international organizations often seek to design programs according to international guidelines and mobilize external human resources to manage and deliver programs. Familiarizing international humanitarian practitioners with local culture and contextualizing programs is essential to minimize risk of harm, maximize benefit, and optimize efficient use of resources...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163236/poor-illness-perceptions-are-a-risk-factor-for-depressive-and-anxious-symptomatology-in-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Eric W de Heer, Johanna E Vriezekolk, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
Background: Patients with widespread pain, such as in fibromyalgia, are vulnerable for depression and anxiety, which composes a relevant public health problem. Identifying risk factors for the onset of depression and anxiety is therefore warranted. Objective of this study was to determine whether severe pain, maladaptive coping, and poor illness perceptions are associated with depressive and anxious symptomatology in fibromyalgia. Method: Consecutive patients referred to an outpatient clinic completed sets of physical and psychological questionnaires at baseline and at 18-month follow-up...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162572/protocol-a-cluster-randomised-control-trial-study-exploring-stigmatisation-and-recovery-based-perspectives-regarding-mental-illness-and-substance-use-problems-among-primary-healthcare-providers-across-toronto-ontario
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Akwatu Khenti, Robert Mann, Jaime C Sapag, Sireesha J Bobbili, Emily K Lentinello, Mark van der Maas, Branka Agic, Hayley Hamilton, Heather Stuart, Scott Patten, Marcos Sanches, Patrick Corrigan
INTRODUCTION: Primary care settings are often the first and only point of contact for persons with mental health and/or substance use problems. However, staff experience and training in this area are often limited. These factors as well as a multitude of other components such as structural and systemic stigma experienced by staff can lead to clients being stigmatised, leading to poorer outcomes. By developing a comprehensive intervention for primary care staff working at community health centres (CHCs) aimed at reducing stigma towards people with mental health and substance use problems (MHSUP), we sought to test an innovative and contact-based intervention consisting of staff training, raising awareness, a recovery-focused art programme and an analysis of internal policies and procedures...
November 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162531/mylarc-a-theory-based-interactive-smartphone-app-to-support-adolescents-use-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception
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Sarah E Timmons, Emily Birchfield Shakibnia, Melanie A Gold, Samantha Garbers
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Develop and test the feasibility of a Health Belief Model theory-based interactive smartphone application (app) aimed at providing information and support to adolescents with long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS: Using a mixed-method design, we conducted 30 in-person interviews with adolescent LARC users who were enrolled in School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in New York City. Interviews were conducted in two phases: during Phase 1, 12 participants viewed a pilot version of the app (MyLARC); during Phase 2, 18 additional participants interacted with an expanded version of the app...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162054/-lay-epidemiology-an-important-factor-in-danish-parents-decision-of-whether-to-allow-their-child-to-receive-a-bcg-vaccination-a-qualitative-exploration-of-parental-perspective
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Gitte Thybo Pihl, Helle Johannessen, Jette Ammentorp, Jane Schmidt Jensen, Poul-Erik Kofoed
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is used worldwide to prevent infectious diseases. However, vaccination programmes in western countries face challenges in sustaining high coverage rates. The aim of this study was to explore how parents in Denmark make a decision about whether to allow their child to receive a Bacille Calmette Guerin vaccine at birth for the purpose of achieving non-specific effects on the immune system. METHODS: A total of five focus groups were conducted with expectant mothers and fathers...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161886/perceived-barriers-and-enablers-of-help-seeking-for-substance-use-problems-during-adolescence
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Bonita J Berridge, Terence V McCann, Ali Cheetham, Dan I Lubman
AIM: Receiving professional help early can reduce long-term harms associated with substance use. However, little is known about the factors that influence help-seeking for substance use problems during early-mid adolescence, prior to the emergence of disorder. Given that beliefs regarding help-seeking are likely to develop early, understanding adolescent views of help-seeking during this period is likely to provide important information for prevention and intervention efforts. The current study identifies perceptions that would facilitate or prevent adolescents from seeking support for substance use problems from formal and informal help sources...
February 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161456/integrated-care-with-indigenous-populations-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Melissa E Lewis, Laurelle L Myhra
INTRODUCTION: The integration of behavioral health into medical care is related to positive results including improved patient health outcomes, provider satisfaction, and cost-offset. Indigenous people suffer from the highest health disparities in the nation and disproportionately experience barriers to health care; yet it is unknown if integrated care is effective for this population. METHODS: A systematic literature review was completed on the state of integrated care at Indigenous-serving health care sites in 2014 and was updated in 2016...
2017: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161275/hiv-prevalence-and-behavioral-risk-factors-in-the-sudan-people-s-liberation-army-data-from-south-sudan
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Lauren P Courtney, Norman Goco, John Woja, Tonya Farris, Chris Cummiskey, Emily Smith, Lia Makuach, Helen M Chun
OVERVIEW: After two decades of civil war, South Sudan has limited published data on HIV prevalence and behavioral determinants of HIV infection risk. A surge in HIV/AIDS prevalence is a real concern for this new country with limited access to medical or HIV preventive services, and low education and literacy levels. We present findings from the first bio-behavioral surveillance survey conducted within the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 1,149 randomly selected soldiers from thirteen SPLA bases was conducted in two phases: July to August 2010 and April to May 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160433/individual-and-contextual-level-factors-associated-with-client-initiated-hiv-testing
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Claudia Renata Dos Santos Barros, Eliana Miura Zucchi, Lilia Blima Schraiber, Ivan França
BACKGROUND: Knowing the reasons for seeking HIV testing is central for HIV prevention. Despite the availability of free HIV counseling and testing in Brazil, coverage remains lacking. METHODS: Survey of 4,760 respondents from urban areas was analyzed. Individual-level variables included sociodemographic characteristics; sexual and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS treatment knowledge and beliefs; being personally acquainted with a person with HIV/AIDS; and holding discriminatory ideas about people living with HIV...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159891/the-experience-of-sexuality-in-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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M D Gil-Llario, V Morell-Mengual, R Ballester-Arnal, I Díaz-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disability have the same sexual needs as those without any disability, yet their sexuality is often restricted by reluctant attitudes and/or fears based on irrational beliefs. The aim of this study is to describe and analyse different areas of sexuality in adults with mild or moderate intellectual disability. METHOD: The sample consisted of 180 men and 180 women attending occupational centres. All the participants were administered a questionnaire about sexuality adapted to their characteristics...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158228/stigma-experienced-by-children-and-adolescents-with-obesity
#18
Stephen J Pont, Rebecca Puhl, Stephen R Cook, Wendelin Slusser
The stigmatization of people with obesity is widespread and causes harm. Weight stigma is often propagated and tolerated in society because of beliefs that stigma and shame will motivate people to lose weight. However, rather than motivating positive change, this stigma contributes to behaviors such as binge eating, social isolation, avoidance of health care services, decreased physical activity, and increased weight gain, which worsen obesity and create additional barriers to healthy behavior change. Furthermore, experiences of weight stigma also dramatically impair quality of life, especially for youth...
November 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158207/school-counselors-perspectives-of-a-web-based-stepped-care-mental-health-service-for-schools-cross-sectional-online-survey
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Bridianne O'Dea, Catherine King, Mirjana Subotic-Kerry, Kathleen O'Moore, Helen Christensen
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are common among youth in high school, and school counselors play a key role in the provision of school-based mental health care. However, school counselors occupy a multispecialist position that makes it difficult for them to provide care to all of those who are in need in a timely manner. A Web-based mental health service that offers screening, psychological therapy, and monitoring may help counselors manage time and provide additional oversight to students...
November 20, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157950/-knowledge-beliefs-and-attitudes-of-the-roma-population-regarding-colorectal-cancer-screening
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María Carmen Santiago-Portero, José Manuel Gómez-García, Helena Reig-Gómez, Tatiana Oltra-Durá, Juan José Gascón-Cánovas
OBJECTIVE: To identify predisposing, inhibitory and facilitating factors that may affect participation in colorectal cancer screening programs in the Roma population. METHOD: Qualitative and exploratory study by focus group technique. Three focus groups of men and three groups of women were carried out, with a total of 16 men and 18 women from the Roma population, aged 50-69 years, from the province of Alicante. A discourse analysis was performed with the PRECEDE model as an analysis framework...
November 17, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
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