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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207666/are-they-complying-physicians-knowledge-attitudes-and-readiness-to-change-regarding-low-back-pain-treatment-guideline-adherence
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Sheera Epstein-Sher, Dena H Jaffe, Amnon Lahad
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of 145 primary care practitioners (PCPs). OBJECTIVE: To examine low back pain (LBP) guideline knowledge, readiness to implement (RTI) these guidelines, and LBP attitudes and beliefs among Israeli PCPs and determine whether physician age, guideline familiarity, and medical specialty affect these variables. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is a common condition managed primarily by PCPs. Little is known, however, about physician's LBP knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and how these factors (knowledge, A&B) influence their practice behavior...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166575/impact-of-potential-accreditation-and-certification-in-family-medicine-maternity-care
#2
Aimee R Eden, Lars E Peterson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Advanced maternity care training in family medicine is highly variable at both the residency and fellowship levels. Declining numbers of family physicians providing maternity care services may exacerbate disparities in access to maternal and child care, especially in rural and other underserved communities. Accreditation of maternity care fellowships and board certification may be one potential avenue to address this trend. This study sought to understand the perceptions and beliefs of key family medicine stakeholders in advanced maternity care regarding the formalization of maternity care training through fellowship accreditation and the creation of a certificate of added qualification (CAQ)...
January 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144194/the-effects-of-a-web-application-and-medical-monitoring-on-the-quality-of-medication-adverse-drug-events-and-adherence-in-the-elderly-living-at-home-a-protocol-of-the-study
#3
Polona Selic, Eva Cedilnik Gorup, Savin Gorup, Marija Petek Ster, Janez Rifel, Zalika Klemenc Ketis
BACKGROUND: In more than half of elderly chronically-ill family clinic attendees, drug prescribing deviates from the internationally acknowledged STOPP/START recommendations. Our study will determine whether it is possible to improve the quality of drug prescriptions in chronically-ill elderly people living at home by regularly monitoring the prescribed drugs according to STOPP/START criteria. METHODS: The project started in 2014 and will run until 2017. Forty general practitioners (GPs) are participating in a pragmatic randomized controlled trial...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129956/-medically-unexplained-symptoms-care-in-internal-medicine-a-paradigm-of-doctor-patient-relationship-in-situation-of-uncertainty
#4
B Ranque, O Nardon
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are extremely common in general practice as in all medical specialties, but their designation is not unambiguous and the approaches to take care of the patients differ from conventional therapeutic approaches. The difficulty is not to confirm the diagnosis, which is rapidly obvious with some experience, but to establish a genuinely human therapeutic relationship, without any technical help, which pushes the doctor to the edge of his empathy and communication skills. The discomfort or even distress regularly encountered by physicians in front of a patient with MUS shows that the foundations of the doctor-patient relationship under uncertainty are poorly mastered...
January 24, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068145/comparison-of-patient-health-history-questionnaires-used-in-general-internal-and-family-medicine-integrative-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-clinics
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Justin G R Laube, Martin F Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: Health history questionnaires (HHQs) are a set of self-administered questions completed by patients prior to a clinical encounter. Despite widespread use, minimal research has evaluated the content of HHQs used in general internal medicine and family medicine (GIM/FM), integrative medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM; chiropractic, naturopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM]) clinics. Integrative medicine and CAM claim greater emphasis on well-being than does GIM/FM...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062808/practice-innovation-for-care-integration-opioid-management-and-quality-measurement-in-family-medicine
#6
EDITORIAL
Anne Victoria Neale, Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen
Ringing in the new year 2017! This may finally be the year of real practice improvement after many false starts. Research into practice transformation has informed both local work and national policy. Human factors and payment structures are key. And payment structures depend on how quality is measured. Large gaps between practicing physician recommendations for the most important quality measures and those currently imposed externally are exposed in this issue. Also see information on in-practice social work consultations and their outcomes and recommendations from innovators in integrated care, and for chronic opioid therapy management based on visits to many family medicine offices...
January 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003897/use-of-prescription-drugs-and-investigations-by-doctors-in-primary-care-settings-in-oman-and-the-uk
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Robin Davidson
OBJECTIVES: This audit aimed to investigate the use of prescription drugs and investigations by trainee doctors in primary care settings in Oman and the UK. METHODS: This audit took place between February and April 2015. The medical records of consecutive patients seen by five family medicine trainee doctors at a primary care setting in Oman were retrospectively reviewed. These data were compared to those gathered from two trainees at a general practice clinic in the UK as well as an experienced general practitioner (GP) who had practiced in both countries...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997259/a-new-comprehensive-model-for-continuous-professional-development
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Niels Kristian Kjaer, Marianne Vedsted, James Høpner
BACKGROUND: It is generally agreed that continuing professional development (CPD) for GPs is important for quality of care. Internationally, however, different approaches to identify the learning objectives and the CPD content have been chosen. OBJECTIVES: To improve GPs' CPD in Denmark we explore how general practitioners' (GPs) self-experienced learning needs can be combined with learning needs experienced from a societal perspective and still make sense for GPs...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987572/-changing-to-a-career-in-general-practice-a-qualitative-study-reveals-motives-of-specialists
#9
Simon Schwill, Julia Magez, Cornelia Jäger, Wolfgang Cg von Meißner, Joachim Szecsenyi, Elisabeth Flum
BACKGROUND: In 2011, the national German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer) published guidelines for a slim-lined training program in general practice (Quereinstieg) for qualified medical specialists in other fields (e. g., surgeons, internists or anesthesiologists). This step is part of a strategy to prevent further shortages of general practitioners in Germany. In the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, qualified medical specialists are allowed to complete their general practice training in approximately two years instead of five...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977290/implementation-of-an-acceptance-and-mindfulness-based-group-for-depression-and-anxiety-in-primary-care-initial-outcomes
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Cara H Fuchs, Natasha Haradhvala, Daniel R Evans, Justin M Nash, Risa B Weisberg, Lisa A Uebelacker
INTRODUCTION: Depression and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent among primary care patients. Group visits provide a way of delivering interventions to multiple patients at the same time. Group visits for depression and anxiety present an opportunity to expand the reach of behavioral health services for primary care patients. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the implementation of an acceptance and mindfulness-based group for primary care patients with depression and anxiety...
December 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919245/one-day-workshop-based-training-improves-physical-activity-prescription-knowledge-in-latin-american-physicians-a-pre-test-post-test-study
#11
Maria C Arciniegas Calle, Felipe Lobelo, Mario A Jiménez, Diana C Páez, Sebastian Cortés, Andrés de Lima, John Duperly
BACKGROUND: The physical inactivity pandemic and related non-communicable diseases have made it imperative for medical doctors (MDs) to effectively provide lifestyle counseling as part of prevention and treatment plans for patients. A one-day certification workshop was designed to improve MDs PA prescription knowledge, as part of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM®) global health initiative. The objective was to determine knowledge gain of MDs participating in a standardized, one-day PA prescription workshop performed throughout Latin America (LA)...
December 5, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913563/-you-can-t-be-a-person-and-a-doctor-the-work-life-balance-of-doctors-in-training-a-qualitative-study
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Antonia Rich, Rowena Viney, Sarah Needleman, Ann Griffin, Katherine Woolf
OBJECTIVES: Investigate the work-life balance of doctors in training in the UK from the perspectives of trainers and trainees. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured focus groups and interviews with trainees and trainers. SETTING: Postgraduate medical training in London, Yorkshire and Humber, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and Wales during the junior doctor contract dispute at the end of 2015. Part of a larger General Medical Council study about the fairness of postgraduate medical training...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888178/perceived-causes-of-differential-attainment-in-uk-postgraduate-medical-training-a-national-qualitative-study
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Katherine Woolf, Antonia Rich, Rowena Viney, Sarah Needleman, Ann Griffin
OBJECTIVES: Explore trainee doctors' experiences of postgraduate training and perceptions of fairness in relation to ethnicity and country of primary medical qualification. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured focus group and interview study. SETTING: Postgraduate training in England (London, Yorkshire and Humber, Kent Surrey and Sussex) and Wales. PARTICIPANTS: 137 participants (96 trainees, 41 trainers) were purposively sampled from a framework comprising: doctors from all stages of training in general practice, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery or foundation, in 4 geographical areas, from white and black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, who qualified in the UK and abroad...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887795/clinician-knowledge-clinician-barriers-and-perceived-parental-barriers-regarding-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-association-with-initiation-and-completion-rates
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Lila J Finney Rutten, Jennifer L St Sauver, Timothy J Beebe, Patrick M Wilson, Debra J Jacobson, Chun Fan, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Susan T Vadaparampil, Robert M Jacobson
PURPOSE: We tested the hypothesis that clinician knowledge, clinician barriers, and perceived parental barriers relevant to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination account for the variation in vaccine delivery at the practice-site level. METHODS: We conducted a survey from October 2015 through January 2016 among primary care clinicians (n=280) in a 27-county geographic region to assess clinician knowledge, clinician barriers, and perceived parental barriers regarding HPV vaccination...
January 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875605/sustaining-family-physicians-in-urban-underserved-settings
#15
Anne Getzin, Bonnie L Bobot, Deborah Simpson
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to identify factors that sustain family physicians practicing in Milwaukee's underserved urban areas. METHODS: Family physicians with clinical careers in Milwaukee's urban, underserved communities were identified and invited to participate in a 45-60 minute interview using a literature-based semi-structured protocol. Each interview was transcribed and de-identified prior to independent analysis using a grounded theory qualitative approach by two authors to yield sustaining themes...
November 2016: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855673/gender-and-physician-specialization-and-practice-settings-in-ecuador-a-qualitative-study
#16
Rita Bedoya-Vaca, Kathryn P Derose, Natalia Romero-Sandoval
BACKGROUND: The increasing proportion of women in the medical profession is a worldwide phenomenon often called the "feminization of medicine." However, it is understudied in low and middle-income countries, particularly in Latin America. METHODS: Using a qualitative, descriptive design, we explored the influence of gender and other factors on physician career decision-making and experiences, including medical specialty and public vs. private practice, in Quito, Ecuador, through in-depth, semi-structured interviews (n = 31) in 2014...
November 17, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835945/external-validation-of-multidimensional-prognostic-indices-ado-bodex-and-dose-in-a-primary-care-international-cohort-proepoc-copd-cohort
#17
Maite Espantoso-Romero, Miguel Román Rodríguez, Ana Duarte-Pérez, Jaime Gonzálvez-Rey, Pedro A Callejas-Cabanillas, Durdica Kasuba Lazic, Berta Anta-Agudo, Pere Torán Monserrat, Rosa Magallon-Botaya, Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Heidrun Lingner, Radost S Assenova, Claudia Iftode, Francisco Gude-Sampedro, Ana Clavería
BACKGROUND: Due to the heterogeneous and systemic nature of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the new guidelines are oriented toward individualized attention. Multidimensional scales could facilitate its proper clinical and prognostic assessment, but not all of them were validated in an international primary care cohort, different from the original ones used for model development. Therefore, our main aim is to assess the prognostic capacity of the ADO, BODEx and DOSE indices in primary care for predicting mortality in COPD patients and to validate the models obtained in subgroups of patients, classified by revised Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (2011) and updated Spanish Guideline (2014)...
November 11, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834818/the-knowledge-awareness-and-practices-of-portuguese-general-practitioners-regarding-multimorbidity-and-its-management-qualitative-perspectives-from-open-ended-questions
#18
Filipe Prazeres, Luiz Santiago
Multimorbidity's high prevalence and negative impact has made it a subject of worldwide interest. The main aim of this study was to access the Portuguese knowledge, awareness, and practices of general practitioners (GPs) regarding multimorbidity and its management, in order to aid in the development of interventions for improving outcomes in multimorbid patients in primary care. A web-based qualitative descriptive study was carried out in the first trimester of 2016 with primary care physicians working in two districts of the Centre region of Portugal...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794507/a-novel-survey-of-the-ethno-medicinal-knowledge-of-dental-problems-in-manoor-valley-northern-himalaya-pakistan
#19
Inayat Ur Rahman, Farhana Ijaz, Zafar Iqbal, Aftab Afzal, Niaz Ali, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Azhar Khan, Said Muhammad, Ghulam Qadir, Muhammad Asif
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the study area, the traditional knowledge and cultural practices of utilizing medicinal plants in the human healthcare is primarily restricted to the old age members of the community, while younger generation is mostly unaware of the natural wealth usage. AIM OF THE STUDY: We provide the first ever ethno medicinal insights into the management of dental disorders in Pakistan. The prime objective of the study was to explore novel knowledge of these local and remote community members and share it with rest of the world in documented form...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737481/ultrasound-collaboration-across-europe-an-efsumb-success-story-in-politically-troubled-times
#20
P S Sidhu
In these days of political vagueness, to use a kinder term, although many would describe the situation as turmoil, in Europe, there are success stories to be lauded. Notwithstanding the direction individual countries choose in relation to closer or not so close co-operation in Europe and the direction the political agenda will travel over the next few years, I believe science and in particular medicine has benefited enormously form close co-operation across the European Union and with colleagues outside this political and trading block of nations...
October 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
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