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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637322/predicting-perceived-isolation-among-midlife-and-older-lgbt-adults-the-role-of-welcoming-aging-service-providers
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Jie Yang, Yoosun Chu, Mary Anne Salmon
Background and Objectives: Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults are more likely to live alone and less likely to have children compared with their heterosexual counterparts. The lack of immediate family system can render older LGBT adults particularly vulnerable to social isolation and its consequences. The current study utilizes social exclusion theory, which asserts that not only material resources but also engagement with and inclusion into the society are necessary for marginalized people to be integrated into the mainstream...
June 16, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637191/value-added-strategy-models-to-provide-quality-services-in-senior-health-business
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Ya-Ting Yang, Neng-Pai Lin, Shyi Su, Ya-Mei Chen, Yao-Mao Chang, Yujiro Handa, Hafsah Arshed Ali Khan, Yi-Hsin Elsa Hsu
Objective: The rapid population aging is now a global issue. The increase in the elderly population will impact the health care industry and health enterprises; various senior needs will promote the growth of the senior health industry. Most senior health studies are focused on the demand side and scarcely on supply. Our study selected quality enterprises focused on aging health and analyzed different strategies to provide excellent quality services to senior health enterprises. Design: We selected 33 quality senior health enterprises in Taiwan and investigated their excellent quality services strategies by face-to-face semi-structured in-depth interviews with CEO and managers of each enterprise in 2013...
June 20, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636580/mediator-effects-of-positive-emotions-on-social-support-and-depression-among-adolescents-suffering-from-mobile-phone-addiction
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Menglong Li, Xia Jiang, Yujia Ren
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common mental disorder that is widely seen among adolescents suffering from mobile phone addiction. While it is well known that both positive emtions in adolescents wiotions and social support can have a positive impact by helping individuals to maintain a positive attitude, the correlation between positive emotions, social support, and depression among these adolescents remains to be investigated. This study examined the mediator effects of positive emotions on the relationship between social support and depression among adolescents suffering from mobile phone addiction...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633502/promoting-seniors-health-with-home-care-aides-a-pilot
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Naoko Muramatsu, Lijuan Yin, Michael L Berbaum, David X Marquez, Donald A Jurivich, Joseph P Zanoni, Katya Y Cruz Madrid, Surrey M Walton
Purpose: Regular physical activity (PA) benefits older adults. However, frail older adults lack opportunities to be physically active. This pilot study aimed to test and enhance the feasibility of a PA program delivered by home care aides (HCAs) for community-dwelling older adults in a Medicaid-funded home care setting and to generate preliminary efficacy and cost data. Design and Methods: HCAs were trained to deliver a brief motivational enhancement and three chair-bound movements to motivate their older clients to do PA daily and to help maintain their independence in the community...
June 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624174/the-performance-gap-for-residents-in-transfer-of-intracorporeal-suturing-skills-from-box-trainer-to-operating-room
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Patrice Crochet, Aubert Agostini, Sophie Knight, Noémie Resseguier, Stéphane Berdah, Rajesh Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: Training on laparoscopic box trainer (BT) improves suturing skills in the operating room (OR). Optimal laboratory training should provide trainees with an adequate level of skills that can be transferred to the OR with no decline in performances. This study aimed to compare OR intracorporeal suturing performances of residents who trained with a fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) BT vs. those of experienced laparoscopists. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622379/end-of-life-care-for-people-with-dementia-the-views-of-health-professionals-social-care-service-managers-and-frontline-staff-on-key-requirements-for-good-practice
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Richard Philip Lee, Claire Bamford, Marie Poole, Emma McLellan, Catherine Exley, Louise Robinson
BACKGROUND: Evidence consistently shows that people with advanced dementia experience suboptimal end of life care compared to those with cancer; with increased hospitalisation, inadequate pain control and fewer palliative care interventions. Understanding the views of those service managers and frontline staff who organise and provide care is crucial in order to develop better end of life care for people with dementia. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted from 2013 to 2015 with 33 service managers and 54 staff involved in frontline care, including doctors, nurses, nursing and care home managers, service development leads, senior managers/directors, care assistants and senior care assistants/team leads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621012/supporting-people-with-aphasia-to-settle-into-a-new-way-to-be-speech-and-language-therapists-views-on-providing-psychosocial-support
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Sarah Northcott, Alan Simpson, Becky Moss, Nafiso Ahmed, Katerina Hilari
BACKGROUND: People with aphasia are at risk of becoming depressed and isolated. Online surveys have found that the majority of speech and language therapists (SLTs) lack confidence in addressing the psychological needs of people with aphasia. AIMS: To explore how SLTs conceptualize the scope of their role; barriers and facilitators to SLTs addressing psychosocial needs; and SLTs' experiences of specialist training and support, and working with mental health professionals (MHPs)...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614518/rationalization-and-sensemaking-in-care-management-an-experience-of-change-in-a-hospital-of-the-sus-unified-health-system
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Creuza da Silva Azevedo, Marilene de Castilho Sá, Marcela Cunha, Gustavo Correa Matta, Lilian Miranda, Victor Grabois
This study aimed to analyze organizational processes of change in the hospital care management by using qualitative evaluation developed in the case study. The study was developed at the Hospital Fornecedores de Cana de Piracicaba, in São Paulo State, Brazil, in September and October of 2012. There were 25 interviews with members of the senior board of directors of the hospital, managers and health professionals linked to healthcare of adults, in addition to the analysis of managerial documents and observations of some activities...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612044/health-care-merged-with-senior-housing-description-and-evaluation-of-a-successful-program
#9
Theresa Teta Barry
Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors. The program provides on-site, primary care visits by a physician and a nurse in addition to intensive social services to residents in an affordable senior housing apartment building located in Pennsylvania. Per Donabedian's "Structure-Process-Outcome" model, the program demonstrated positive health care outcomes for its participants via a prescribed structure. To provide guidance for replication in similar settings, we qualitatively evaluated the processes by which successful outcomes were obtained...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610649/enhancing-resiliency-for-elderly-populations-shelter-in-place-planning-and-training-at-facilities-serving-elderly-populations-through-the-rhode-island-senior-resiliency-project
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Richard Smith, Michael Mozzer, Joseph Albanese, James Paturas, Julia Gold
Elderly populations are disproportionately affected by disasters. In part, this is true because for many older adults, special assistance is needed to mitigate the consequences of disasters on their health and wellbeing. In addition, many older adults may reside in diverse living complexes such as long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and independent-living senior housing complexes. Planning for each type of facility is different and the unique features of these facilities must be considered to develop readiness to deal with disasters...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610550/quality-of-life-trajectories-of-older-adults-living-in-senior-housing
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Amy Restorick Roberts, Kathryn Betts Adams
Quality of life (QoL) in the face of declining health, mobility, and social losses is a central issue for older adults. Our study examined changes in QoL over time for older adults residing in independent senior housing within continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and estimated how residents' social engagement during their first year influenced QoL over the next 4 years. Data were drawn from a 5-year panel study of 267 older adults who moved into senior housing within four CCRCs. Although initial QoL varied between individuals, QoL declined for the group over time...
January 1, 2017: Research on Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608513/out-of-office-hours-elective-surgical-intensive-care-admissions-and-their-associated-complications
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David J R Morgan, Kwok Ming Ho, Yang Jian Ong, Marlene L Kolybaba
BACKGROUND: The 'weekend' effect is a controversial theory that links reduced staffing levels, staffing seniority and supportive services at hospitals during 'out-of-office hours' time periods with worsening patient outcomes. It is uncertain whether admitting elective surgery patients to intensive care units (ICU) during 'out-of-office hours' time periods mitigates this affect through higher staffing ratios and seniority. METHODS: Over a 3-year period in Western Australia's largest private hospital, this retrospective nested-cohort study compared all elective surgical patients admitted to the ICU based on whether their admission occurred 'in-office hours' (Monday-Friday 08...
June 12, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608451/commissioning-and-equity-in-primary-care-in-australia-views-from-primary-health-networks
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Julie Henderson, Sara Javanparast, Tamara MacKean, Toby Freeman, Fran Baum, Anna Ziersch
This paper reports findings from 55 stakeholder interviews undertaken in six Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Australia as part of a study of the impact of population health planning in regional primary health organisations on service access and equity. Primary healthcare planning is currently undertaken by PHNs which were established in 2015 as commissioning organisations. This was a departure from the role of Medicare Locals, the previous regional primary health organisations which frequently provided services...
June 12, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607848/progressive-surgical-autonomy-in-a-plastic-surgery-resident-clinic
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Kristopher M Day, Jillian K Scott, Lani Gao, Tara M Lee, Jimmy L Waldrop, Larry A Sargent, J Woody Kennedy, Jason P Rehm, Mark A Brzezienski
BACKGROUND: Resident clinics are thought to catalyze educational milestone achievement through opportunities for progressively autonomous surgical care, but studies are lacking for general plastic surgery resident clinics (PSRCs). We demonstrate the achievement of increased surgical autonomy and continuity of care in a PSRC. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients seen in a PSRC from October 1, 2010, to October 1, 2015, was conducted. Our PSRC is supervised by faculty plastic surgery attendings, though primarily run by chief residents in an accredited independent plastic surgery training program...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606710/leisure-time-physical-activity-and-risk-of-disability-incidence-a-12-year-prospective-cohort-study-among-young-elderly-of-the-same-age-at-baseline
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Takashi Matsunaga, Mariko Naito, Kenji Wakai, Shigekazu Ukawa, Wenjing Zhao, Satoe Okabayashi, Masahiko Ando, Takashi Kawamura, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: To clarify the role of physical activity in preventing disability in Japan, we investigated the association between amount of leisure-time physical activity and incidence of disability among the young elderly. METHODS: In the New Integrated Suburban Seniority Investigation (NISSIN) project conducted from 1996 to 2013, we followed 2888 community-dwelling adults aged 64-65 years with no history of cerebrovascular disease for a median follow-up of 11.6 years...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604194/barriers-to-addressing-childhood-weight-issues-in-acute-care-settings-and-how-to-overcome-them
#16
Natalie Warren, Jane Hunt
Excess weight and obesity in childhood is a global problem, with UK prevalence unfavourably high. Despite national policy recommendations and professional guidelines that nurses should address the issue, research shows that practice is not consistent. This literature review identifies barriers nurses face in addressing childhood weight issues with families in acute healthcare settings. Three interlinked themes are identified: parental receptiveness; knowledge, education and resource constraints; and time, priority and continuity constraints...
June 12, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600081/a-daily-skincare-regimen-with-a-unique-ceramide-and-filaggrin-formulation-rapidly-improves-chronic-xerosis-pruritus-and-quality-of-life-in-older-adults
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Anne Lynn S Chang, Suephy C Chen, Lars Osterberg, Staci Brandt, Erika C von Grote, Matthew H Meckfessel
A skin care regimen which significantly improved atopic dermatitis and pruritus was evaluated for its efficacy and acceptability in senior subjects diagnosed with xerosis who also suffer from pruritus. This was an open-label, single-center study, designed to evaluate the daily use of a skin care regimen for 15 days. Assessments were made at baseline, day 8 and day 15 for visual skin dryness, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration, desquamation, subject-perceived itch and quality of life (QoL). Twenty-five subjects, ages 60-73 years, had significantly improved skin visual dryness, hydration, desquamation, itch and QoL at days 8 and 15, relative to baseline (P < ...
June 6, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599752/the-effect-of-ducom-s-mini-medical-school-summer-camp-on-students-interests-in-medicine
#18
Michael Briskey, Ali Ayyash, Angela Chang, Mary K Mulcahey
Drexel University College of Medicine hosts two, three-week long Mini-Medical School Summer Camps each summer. These programs offer high-school seniors and freshmen in college the opportunity to experience various aspects of medical school and the life of a physician: attending lectures, observing surgeries, shadowing clinical physicians, etc. The purpose of this study is to see if the program increases students' interest in pursuing a career in medicine, the aspects of the program that accomplish this, and assess general satisfaction of the program...
July 2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595574/limitations-of-pulmonary-embolism-icd-10-codes-in-emergency-department-administrative-data-let-the-buyer-beware
#19
Kristin Burles, Grant Innes, Kevin Senior, Eddy Lang, Andrew McRae
BACKGROUND: Administrative data is a useful tool for research and quality improvement; however, validity of research findings based on these data depends on their reliability. Diagnoses assigned by physicians are subsequently converted by nosologists to ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision). Several groups have reported ICD-9 coding errors in inpatient data that have implications for research, quality improvement, and policymaking, but few have assessed ICD-10 code validity in ambulatory care databases...
June 8, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595018/predictors-of-physical-activity-levels-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-multivariate-approach-based-on-a-socio-ecological-framework
#20
Koren L Fisher, Elizabeth L Harrison, Brenda G Bruner, Joshua A Lawson, Bruce A Reeder, Nigel L Ashworth, M Suzanne Sheppard, Karen E Chad
OBJECTIVES: To explore cross-sectional relationships between self-reported physical activity (PA) and personal, social and environmental factors in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older. METHODS: Accounting for clustering by neighborhood, generalized estimating equations were used to examine associations between selected correlates and the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) score while adjusting for confounders. RESULTS: Data for 601 participants were analyzed: 79% female, 37% married, mean age 76...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
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