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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786762/chronic-conditions-and-multimorbidity-in-a-primary-care-population-a-study-in-the-swiss-sentinel-surveillance-network-sentinella
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Markus Gnädinger, Lilli Herzig, Alessandro Ceschi, Dieter Conen, Alfred Staehelin, Marco Zoller, Milo A Puhan
OBJECTIVES: To provide estimates of the prevalence of chronic conditions in Swiss primary care. METHODS: In total, 175 general practitioners (GP) or pediatricians (PED) reporting to the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network collected morbidity data. RESULTS: In 26,853 patient contacts, mean (± SD) age was 55.8 ± 21.6 or 6.1 ± 5.7 years (in GPs vs. PEDs, respectively) and 47% were males. In GP patients, median Thurgau Morbidity Index was 2 (IQR 1-3)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785467/impact-of-a-safe-resident-handling-program-in-nursing-homes-on-return-to-work-and-re-injury-outcomes-following-work-injury
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Alicia Kurowski, Glenn Pransky, Laura Punnett
Purpose This study examined the impact of a Safe Resident Handling Program (SRHP) on length of disability and re-injury, following work-related injuries of nursing home workers. Resident handling-related injuries and back injuries were of particular interest. Methods A large national nursing home corporation introduced a SRHP followed by three years of training for 136 centers. Lost-time workers' compensation claims (3 years pre-SRHP and 6 years post-SRHP) were evaluated. For each claim, length of first episode of disability and recurrence of disabling injury were evaluated over time...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785281/impact-of-the-applied-simulated-and-integrated-learning-approach-on-nursing-assistants-knowledge-and-confidence-caring-for-frail-seniors-in-nursing-homes
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Veronique M Boscart, George Heckman, Meaghan Davey, Michelle Heyer, John P Hirdes
Background: Increasing importance is being placed on optimizing the role of Nursing Aides (NAs) in improving quality of care for nursing home (NH) residents. One approach to do so is to have NAs participate in assessments embedded within the Minimum Data Set (MDS). This pilot study aimed to design and evaluate the Applied Simulated and Integrated Learning Approach (ASILA) program, a novel innovative training program for NAs employed in NHs to enhance their ability to assess residents within an inter-professional framework...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785228/evaluating-the-utility-of-a-structured-clinical-protocol-for-reducing-the-impact-of-behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-in-progressive-neurological-diseases-a-pilot-study
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Nicholas P Ryan, Laura Scott, Maryanne McPhee, Susan Mathers, Marie-Claire Davis, Roxanne Maule, Fiona Fisher
Objectives: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) cause significant distress to both aged care residents and staff. Despite the high prevalence of BPSD in progressive neurological diseases (PNDs) such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and Parkinson's disease, the utility of a structured clinical protocol for reducing BPSD has not been systematically evaluated in PND populations. Method: Staff ( n = 51) and individuals with a diagnosis of PND ( n = 13) were recruited into the study, which aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a PND-specific structured clinical protocol for reducing the impact of BPSD in residential aged care (RAC) and specialist disability accommodation (SDA) facilities...
2018: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784136/a-nursing-intervention-aimed-at-reducing-symptom-burden-during-chemotherapy-chemo-support-a-mixed-methods-study-of-the-patient-experience
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Annemarie Coolbrandt, Koen Milisen, Hans Wildiers, Bert Aertgeerts, Theo van Achterberg, Elisa Van der Elst, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé
PURPOSE: CHEMO-SUPPORT is a nursing intervention that supports cancer patients in dealing with chemotherapy-related symptoms at home. The aims of the current study were (1) to determine how patients had experienced the intervention, and (2) to identify and better understand the mechanisms underlying CHEMO-SUPPORT's effects, its essential elements and possible pitfalls. METHODS: All 71 patients who had received the CHEMO-SUPPORT intervention completed a questionnaire, asking their opinion on the helpfulness, strengths, and weaknesses of the individual components of the intervention...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783091/mind-at-home-streamlined-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-trial-of-home-based-care-coordination-for-persons-with-dementia-and-their-caregivers
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Quincy M Samus, Betty Smith Black, Melissa Reuland, Jeannie-Marie S Leoutsakos, Laura Pizzi, Kevin D Frick, David L Roth, Laura N Gitlin, Constantine G Lyketsos, Deirdre Johnston
BACKGROUND: Dementia is associated with high health care costs, premature long-term care (LTC) placement, medical complications, reduced quality of life, and caregiver burden. Most health care providers and systems are not yet organized or equipped to provide comprehensive long-term care management for dementia, although a range of effective symptoms and supportive care approaches exist. The Maximizing Independence at Home-Streamlined (MIND-S) is a promising model of home-based dementia care coordination designed to efficiently improve person-centered outcomes, while reducing care costs...
May 18, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783026/a-prolonged-and-large-outbreak-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-disease-within-a-nursing-home-repeated-intra-facility-transmission-of-a-single-strain
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S A Nanduri, B J Metcalf, M A Arwady, C Edens, M A Lavin, J Morgan, W Clegg, A Beron, J P Albertson, R Link-Gelles, A Ogundimu, J Gold, D Jackson, S Chochua, N Stone, C Van Beneden, K Fleming-Dutra, B Beall
OBJECTIVES: Multiple invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infections were reported to public health by a skilled nursing facility (Facility A) in Illinois between May 2014 and August 2016. Cases continued despite interventions including antibiotic prophylaxis for all residents and staff. Two other geographically close facilities reported contemporaneous outbreaks of GAS. We investigated potential reasons for ongoing transmission. METHODS: We obtained epidemiologic data from chart review of cases and review of facility and public health records from previous investigations into the outbreak...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781711/validity-and-reliability-of-the-persian-version-of-general-practitioner-assessment-of-cognition-p-gpcog
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Vahid Rashedi, Mahshid Foroughan, Heiman Nazari, Katrin Seeher, Henry Brodaty
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to examine the validity, reliability, and practicality of the Persian version of the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (P-GPCOG) as a brief, efficient cognitive assessment instrument in Iranian older adults. METHOD: The sample comprised 151 community-dwelling older adults and 79 nursing home residents (aged ≥60 years). The English GPCOG was translated, back-translated, and revised to prepare the final P-GPCOG. The Abbreviated Mental Test score (AMTs) and the Depression in Old Age Scale (DIA-S) were administered to the two different samples to establish the convergent and discriminant validity of the P-GPCOG...
May 21, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781677/community-health-workers-in-lesotho-experiences-of-health-promotion-activities
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Thato Seutloali, Lizeka Napoles, Nomonde Bam
BACKGROUND: Lesotho adopted primary health care in 1979, and community health workers (CHWs) were included in the programme to focus on health promotion, particularly to reach people in underserved rural areas. Although the CHW programme has been successful, the heavy burden of disease because of HIV and/or AIDS and tuberculosis shifted resources from health promotion to home-based care. AIM: The study explored the lived experience of CHWs in conducting health promotion activities in Lesotho...
February 27, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781596/conservative-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tear-in-older-patients-a-role-for-the-cycloergometer-a-randomized-study
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Bernardo Gialanella, Laura Comini, Marta Gaiani, Adriana Olivares, Simonetta Scalvini
BACKGROUND: To date, there are no published data on the use of devices in the management of rotator cuff tear (RCT). AIM: To evaluate the effect of supervised arm cycloergometer training on pain during activities and shoulder functionality in patients with symptomatic full-thickness RCT. DESIGN: This is a prospective randomized controlled pilot study. SETTING: Outpatients of our Rehabilitation Unit. POPULATION: In this pilot study, 40 elderly outpatients (>70 years) with RCT were randomized to two groups: Cycloergometer (CYC) vs...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780095/-the-analysis-of-the-current-condition-of-convalescent-rehabilitation-for-stroke-patients-a-study-in-one-facility-including-a-sub-analysis-of-the-elderly
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Satoshi Terai
AIM: To investigate the clinical conditions of convalescent rehabilitation for stroke patients. METHODS: We classified 147 stroke patients into 4 groups according to their discharge destination as follows: A, home; B, institution; C, geriatric health services facility; D, nursing home-type unit. A comparative examination was carried out for the following items: age, period from the onset to hospitalization (POH), NIHSS scores (NS), length of stay (LS), quantity of rehabilitation (QR), stroke types, FIM scores at admission and discharge (FS), and motor FIM gains (MFG) and efficiency scores (MFE)...
2018: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779807/acceptance-of-texture-modified-in-between-meals-among-old-adults-with-dysphagia
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S L Okkels, M Saxosen, S Bügel, A Olsen, T W Klausen, A M Beck
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Old adults suffering from dysphagia have difficulties swallowing, chewing and/or eating, and are therefore at high risk of undernutrition. In-between-meals that are texture modified are of particular importance for people suffering from dysphagia. To meet their adequate daily amount of food intake they are recommended to eat 3-5 in-between-meals daily. The aim of the current pilot study was to identify the most liked in-between-meals for old adults based on flavour and describe the basic sensory properties of these in-between-meals...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779794/understanding-pain-and-pain-management-in-elderly-nursing-home-patients-applying-an-interprofessional-learning-activity-in-health-care-students-a-norwegian-pilot-study
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Elin Damsgård, Hege Solgård, Karin Johannessen, Katrine Wennevold, Gunnvald Kvarstein, Gunn Pettersen, Beate Garcia
Pain is common among elderly patients in nursing homes. However, pain assessment and treatment are inadequate. Interprofessional treatment is recommended, and consequently interprofessional education in pain management is necessary. This pilot project aimed to describe how two interprofessional groups of students approached pain management in two nursing home patients. We formed two teams comprising one student from the nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and medical educations. Each team spent one day examining a patient with chronic pain at a nursing home and they developed pain management plans...
May 17, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779497/trends-in-ageing-and-ageing-in-place-and-the-future-market-for-institutional-care-scenarios-and-policy-implications
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Peter Alders, Frederik T Schut
In several OECD countries the percentage of elderly in long-term care institutions has been declining as a result of ageing-in-place. However, due to the rapid ageing of population in the next decades future demand for institutional care is likely to increase. In this paper we perform a scenario analysis to examine the potential impact of these two opposite trends on the demand for institutional elderly care in the Netherlands. We find that the demand for institutional care first declines as a result of the expected increase in the number of low-need elderly that age-in-place...
May 21, 2018: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779405/how-many-patients-in-a-prolonged-disorder-of-consciousness-might-need-a-best-interests-meeting-about-starting-or-continuing-gastrostomy-feeding
#15
Derick T Wade
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the number of people in a prolonged disorder of consciousness (PDOC) who may need a formal best interests decision-making process to consider starting and/or continuing life-sustaining treatment each year in the population of a developed country. METHOD: Identification of studies on people with a PDOC giving information about incidence, and/or prevalence, and/or cause, and/or location of long-term care. Sources included systematic reviews, a new search of MEDLINE (April 2018), and a personal collection of papers...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778638/the-impact-of-dysphagia-on-mortality-of-nursing-home-residents-results-from-the-nutritionday-project
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Rainer Wirth, Maryam Pourhassan, Melanie Streicher, Michael Hiesmayr, Karin Schindler, Cornel Christian Sieber, Dorothee Volkert
OBJECTIVES: Dysphagia is a frequent finding in nursing home residents. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association of dysphagia and mortality in nursing home residents and identify further risk factors for mortality in residents with dysphagia. DESIGN: One-day, annually repeated cross-sectional study, evaluating the nutritional situation of nursing home residents with 6-month mortality as outcome. SETTING: 191 nursing homes from 14 countries in Europe and the United States participating in the nutritionDay study between 2007 and 2012...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777535/the-relationship-between-costs-and-quality-in-veterans-health-administration-community-living-centers-an-analysis-using-longitudinal-data
#17
James F Burgess, Michael Shwartz, Kelly Stolzmann, Jennifer L Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between cost and quality in Veterans Health Administration (VA) nursing homes (called Community Living Centers, CLCs) using longitudinal data. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: One hundred and thirty CLCs over 13 quarters (from FY2009 to FY2012) were studied. Costs, resident days, and resident severity (RUGs score) were obtained from the VA Managerial Cost Accounting System. Clinical quality measures were obtained from the Minimum Data Set, and resident-centered care (RCC) was measured using the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool...
May 18, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776478/perceptions-of-health-care-professionals-on-the-effects-of-residential-summer-camp-in-their-patients
#18
P Galen DiDomizio, Ann Gillard
PURPOSE: A growing body of literature exists regarding medical specialty camps for children. However, very little of the research focuses on the perspectives of healthcare providers. This study explored perceptions of pediatric healthcare providers on a medical specialty camp for children. DESIGN AND METHODS: Interviews with five volunteer physicians and five nurses were conducted and analyzed using inductive content analysis. RESULTS: Results showed that healthcare providers perceived camp to be a positive influence on campers' normalization and healthcare ownership, and to strengthen patient-provider relationships...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775512/improving-post-hospital-medication-management-in-a-danish-municipality-a-process-evaluation
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Mette Geil Kollerup, Tine Curtis, Birgitte Schantz Laursen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates an intervention developed to improve patient safety in post-hospital medication management carried out by visiting nurses working in a municipality in Denmark. The intervention consisted of three elements: an initial inter-disciplinary home visit by nurses, two subsequent scheduled visits, and the use of an organising tool. BACKGROUND: As a consequence of specialised treatment plans and new treatment possibilities, patients with complex care needs can now be discharged from hospital more rapidly - and in greater numbers - than previously...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775141/effects-of-structured-group-reminiscence-therapy-on-the-life-satisfaction-of-institutionalized-older-adults-in-taiwan
#20
Yao Ching-Teng, Lin Chia-Ju, Liu Hsiu-Yueh
Health issues common among older adults living in institution settings include poor life satisfaction and depression conditions. Engagement in appropriate group reminiscence therapy programs could alleviate these health issues among older adults in long-term care institutions. This study tested the effectiveness of a structured group reminiscence therapy protocol on the life satisfaction of institutionalized older adults. A quasi-experimental design was applied. A convenience sample of older adults was drawn from two nursing homes in southern Taiwan...
May 18, 2018: Social Work in Health Care
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