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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656271/spanish-validation-of-a-specific-measure-to-assess-work-related-problems-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-the-multiple-sclerosis-work-difficulties-questionnaire-mswdq-23
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María L Martínez-Ginés, Jose M García-Domínguez, Lucía Forero, Neus Canal, Pablo Rebollo, Daniel Prefasi, Cynthia A Honan, Jorge Maurino
INTRODUCTION: Unemployment is a significant problem for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ-23) is a self-report tool to assess work-related problems in people with MS across three domains: physical, psychological/cognitive, and external barriers. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the MSWDQ-23. METHODS: A multicentre, non-interventional, cross-sectional study in adult patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) or primary progressive (PPMS) multiple sclerosis (McDonald 2010 criteria) was conducted...
April 3, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655778/self-reported-weight-and-predictors-of-missing-responses-in-youth
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Magaly Aceves-Martins, Ross Whitehead, Jo Inchley, Montse Giralt, Candace Currie, Rosa Solà
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the present manuscript are to analyse self-reported data on weight, including the missing data, from the 2014 Scottish Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study, and to investigate whether behavioural factors related with overweight and obesity, namely dietary habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, are associated with weight non-response. RESEARCH METHODS & PROCEDURES: 10839 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds participated in the cross-national 2014 Scottish HBSC Study...
February 12, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653109/can-older-adults-accurately-report-their-use-of-physical-rehabilitation-services
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Vicki A Freedman, Judith D Kasper, Alan Jette
OBJECTIVES: To explore accuracy of rehabilitation service use reports by older adults and variation in accuracy by demographic characteristics, time since use, duration, and setting (inpatient, outpatient, home). DESIGN: We calculate the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of survey-based measures from an observational panel study, the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), relative to measures developed from linked Medicare claims...
April 10, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652828/can-a-simple-dietary-index-derived-from-a-sub-set-of-questionnaire-items-assess-diet-quality-in-a-sample-of-australian-adults
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Alexia Bivoltsis, Georgina S A Trapp, Matthew Knuiman, Paula Hooper, Gina L Ambrosini
Large, longitudinal surveys often lack consistent dietary data, limiting the use of existing tools and methods that are available to measure diet quality. This study describes a method that was used to develop a simple index for ranking individuals according to their diet quality in a longitudinal study. The RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) project (2004-2011) collected dietary data in varying detail, across four time points. The most detailed dietary data were collected using a 24-item questionnaire at the final time point ( n = 555; age ≥ 25 years)...
April 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652820/diet-quality-and-nutrient-intake-of-urban-overweight-and-obese-primarily-african-american-older-adults-with-osteoarthritis
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Sevasti Vergis, Linda Schiffer, Tiffany White, Andrew McLeod, Neda Khudeira, Andrew Demott, Marian Fitzgibbon, Susan Hughes, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys
Diet quality may be a unique target for preventing and managing obesity-related osteoarthritis (OA). Using the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010), this study examined the nutrient intake and diet quality of 400 urban overweight and obese primarily African American older adults with self-reported lower extremity OA. Associations between sociodemographic and health-related factors and diet quality were explored. Participants (mean age 67.8 years, SD 5.9) were included. Habitual dietary intake was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
April 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652611/an-assisted-living-interprofessional-education-and-practice-geriatric-screening-clinic-ipep-gsc-a-description-and-evaluation
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Jeannie Lee, Hannah Cioltan, Patty Goldsmith, Beverly Heasley, Marlene Dermody, Mindy Fain, Jane Mohler
As the U.S. population ages and lives longer, we need to assure that future providers are prepared to work in highly functioning interprofessional teams to deliver person-centered care for older adults with complex chronic conditions. Assisted living facilities are ideal venues in which to train interprofessional health sciences students in providing such care. After monthly clinics involving interprofessional students (from the colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and school of social work) providing team-based care to older adults, students' post-clinic evaluations indicated perceived improvements in knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about aging and care of older adults...
April 13, 2018: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652216/psychophysiological-measures-of-stress-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Ciara Padden, Carolina Concialdi-McGlynn, Sinead Lydon
PURPOSE: Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often self-report heightened levels of stress and physical health problems. This paper reviewed studies assessing physiological measures of stress among parents of children with ASD. METHODS: Systematic database searches identified 15 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Studies were reviewed to determine: (a) control group characteristics; (b) caregiver and care recipient characteristics; (c) setting; (d) physiological measures employed; (e) physiological outcomes; and (f) stressor type...
April 13, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651981/lamotrigine-for-people-with-borderline-personality-disorder-a-rct
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Mike J Crawford, Rahil Sanatinia, Barbara Barrett, Gillian Cunningham, Oliver Dale, Poushali Ganguli, Geoff Lawrence-Smith, Verity C Leeson, Fenella Lemonsky, Georgia Lykomitrou-Matthews, Alan Montgomery, Richard Morriss, Jasna Munjiza, Carol Paton, Iwona Skorodzien, Vineet Singh, Wei Tan, Peter Tyrer, Joseph G Reilly
BACKGROUND: No drug treatments are currently licensed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Despite this, people with this condition are frequently prescribed psychotropic medications and often with considerable polypharmacy. Preliminary studies have indicated that mood stabilisers may be of benefit to people with BPD. OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lamotrigine for people with BPD. DESIGN: A two-arm, double-blind, placebo-controlled individually randomised trial of lamotrigine versus placebo...
April 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651900/encounters-with-health-care-providers-and-advance-directive-completion-by-older-adults
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Catheryn Koss
BACKGROUND: The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) requires hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospice providers to offer new patients information about advance directives. There is little evidence regarding whether encounters with these health-care providers prompt advance directive completion by patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether encounters with various types of health-care providers were associated with higher odds of completing advance directives by older patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651894/roller-massage-a-descriptive-survey-of-allied-health-professionals
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Scott W Cheatham
BACKGROUND: In sports medicine, the interprofessional care of athletes has become a frequent practice. This type of care often involves different interventions used among professionals. One common intervention prescribed is roller massage (RM) or self-myofascial release. The trends in the use of RM among allied health professionals is non-existent. The surveillance of such responses has not been documented. PURPOSE: To survey and document responses in the knowledge, clinical application, and use of RM devices among allied health professionals in the United States...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651832/psychological-wellbeing-in-parents-of-children-with-phenylketonuria-and-association-with-treatment-adherence
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Lidia Borghi, Elisabetta Salvatici, Giuseppe Banderali, Enrica Riva, Marcello Giovannini, Elena Vegni
BACKGROUND: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare metabolic disorder that leads to severe neurological abnormalities unless early treated with a strict phenylalanine (Phe)-restricted diet. The parents' involvement in PKU management is crucial and could lead to psychological distress; however, few studies have explored the parents' psychological wellbeing. The study aimed to: 1) evaluate the presence of psychological distress and impaired quality of life among parents of children with PKU, assessing the load of the diagnosis and the load of the treatment management; 2) explore the associations with their children's blood-Phe levels...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651600/measuring-quality-of-care-in-community-mental-health-validation-of-concordant-clinician-and-client-quality-of-care-scales
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Lauren Luther, Sadaaki Fukui, Jennifer M Garabrant, Angela L Rollins, Gary Morse, Nancy Henry, Dawn Shimp, Timothy Gearhart, Michelle P Salyers
Measuring quality of care can transform care, but few tools exist to measure quality from the client's perspective. The aim of this study was to create concordant clinician and client self-report quality-of-care scales in a sample of community mental health clinicians (n = 189) and clients (n = 469). The client scale had three distinct factors (Person-Centered Care, Negative Staff Interactions, and Inattentive Care), while the clinician scale had two: Person-Centered Care and Discordant Care. Both versions demonstrated adequate internal consistency and validity with measures related to satisfaction and the therapeutic relationship...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650621/barriers-to-and-enablers-of-advance-care-planning-with-patients-in-primary-care-survey-of-health-care-providers
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Michelle Howard, Carrie Bernard, Doug Klein, Dawn Elston, Amy Tan, Marissa Slaven, Doris Barwich, John J You, Daren K Heyland
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers to and enablers of advance care planning (ACP) perceived by physicians and other health professionals in primary care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, self-administered survey. SETTING: Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: Family physicians (n = 117) and other health professionals (n = 64) in primary care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Perceived barriers relating to the clinician, characteristics of patients, and system factors, rated on a 7-point scale from 0 (not at all) to 6 (an extreme amount), and enablers reported using an open-ended question...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650620/relationship-between-income-and-mortality-in-a-canadian-family-practice-cohort
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Murray Finkelstein
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between household income and mortality in a primary care cohort while using personal information obtained from clinical records and administrative data linkages to adjust for confounders. DESIGN: Survey and analysis of data from several administrative databases. SETTING: Toronto, Ont. PARTICIPANTS: Patients of an urban academic family practice who were aged between 45 and 74 and who had made at least 3 visits to the clinic between 1996 and 1997...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650507/recruitment-of-participants-and-delivery-of-online-mental-health-resources-for-depressed-individuals-using-tumblr-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Erin Kelleher, Megan Moreno, Megan Pumper Wilt
BACKGROUND: Adolescents and young adults frequently post depression symptom references on social media; previous studies show positive associations between depression posts and self-reported depression symptoms. Depression is common among young people and this population often experiences many barriers to mental health care. Thus, social media may be a new resource to identify, recruit, and intervene with young people at risk for depression. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot study was to test a social media intervention on Tumblr...
April 12, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650489/guiding-hand-hygiene-interventions-among-future-healthcare-workers-implications-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-social-influences
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Shamsul Arfin Qasmi, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah, Hafiz Yahya Iftikhar Wakil, Sarmad Pirzada
BACKGROUND: Medical students in their clinical years play an important role in healthcare delivery, yet poor levels of hand hygiene (HH) compliance in this population raise the risk for propagating nosocomial infections. To date, there has been a lack of dedicated interventions showing sustainable improvements in HH in this population. METHODS: A multicenter, cross-sectional study was conducted among 450 medical students in their clinical years (third to fifth years)...
April 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650451/hiv-incidence-in-western-kenya-during-scale-up-of-antiretroviral-therapy-and-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-a-population-based-cohort-analysis
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Martien W Borgdorff, Daniel Kwaro, David Obor, George Otieno, Viviane Kamire, Frederick Odongo, Patrick Owuor, Jacques Muthusi, Lisa A Mills, Rachael Joseph, Mary E Schmitz, Peter W Young, Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez, Kevin M De Cock
BACKGROUND: In Kenya, coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people with HIV infection has increased from 7% in 2006, to 57% in 2016; and, in western Kenya, coverage of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) increased from 45% in 2008, to 72% in 2014. We investigated trends in HIV prevalence and incidence in a high burden area in western Kenya in 2011-16. METHODS: In 2011, 2012, and 2016, population-based surveys were done via a health and demographic surveillance system and home-based counselling and testing in Gem, Siaya County, Kenya, including 28 688, 17 021, and 16 772 individuals aged 15-64 years...
April 9, 2018: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650395/changing-diet-and-physical-activity-in-nurses-a-pilot-study-and-process-evaluation-highlighting-challenges-in-workplace-health-promotion
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Luciana Torquati, Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, Toby Pavey, Michael Leveritt
OBJECTIVE: To use the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance framework to evaluate and understand key implementation and context factors of a diet and physical activity (PA) workplace intervention for nurses. METHODS: A 3-month pilot intervention was developed to promote diet and PA behavior through self-monitoring, goal setting, and social support using pedometers, a smartphone app, and a dedicated Facebook group. Measures included diet quality, daily PA, adoption, and implementation (including qualitative data)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650386/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-coverage-among-females-and-males-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-united-states-2007-2016
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Rayleen M Lewis, Lauri E Markowitz
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been routinely recommended at age 11-12 years in the United States for females since 2006 and males since 2011. Coverage can be estimated using self/parent-reported HPV vaccination collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for a wider age range than other national surveys. We assessed vaccination coverage in 2015-2016, temporal trends by age, and the validity of self/parent-reported vaccination status...
April 9, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650285/physical-activity-sedentary-behavior-and-retirement-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Sydney A Jones, Quefeng Li, Allison E Aiello, Angela M O'Rand, Kelly R Evenson
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity and sedentary behavior are major risk factors for chronic disease. These behaviors may change at retirement, with implications for health in later life. The study objective was to describe longitudinal patterns of moderate to vigorous and domain-specific physical activity and TV watching by retirement status. METHODS: Participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (n=6,814) were recruited from six U.S. communities and were aged 45-84 years at baseline...
April 9, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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