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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436583/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434419/factors-of-nocturnal-sleep-and-daytime-nap-durations-in-community-dwelling-elderly-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Grand H-L Cheng, Angelique Chan, June C Lo
BACKGROUND: Durations of nocturnal sleep and daytime nap influence the well-being of older adults. It is thus essential to understand their determinants. However, much previous research did not assess sleep duration and nap duration individually, and longitudinal data is lacking. This study aimed at examining the impact of demographic, psychosocial, and health factors, including ethnicity, social networks outside the household, smoking and physical exercise on sleep duration and nap duration among community-dwelling elderly...
April 24, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429924/dietary-choice-and-health-behaviors-in-eastern-chinese-women-a-descriptive-population-based-survey-and-review-of-public-health-data
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Feng Wang, Fei Wang, Lixiang Yu, Zhigang Yu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urbanization in China has increased the prevalence of high-fat and low-fiber diets, and of adverse health behaviors associated with an increased risk of diet-related, non-communicable diseases (DR-NCDs) in eastern Chinese women. This study aimed to characterize the dietary intake and health behaviors in eastern Chinese women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data of 122,058 women aged 25 to 70 who completed a multi-staged, stratified, cluster sampling epidemiological survey in eastern China in 2008, including self-report of diet and lifestyle information (sleep, physical activity, work, etc...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427459/subjective-perceived-impact-of-tai-chi-training-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-older-adults-at-risk-for-ischemic-stroke-a-qualitative-study
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Guohua Zheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Xin Zheng, Junzhe Li, Tingjin Duan, Dalu Qi, Kun Ling, Lidian Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidence from quantitative studies suggest that Tai Chi produces a variety of health-related benefits, but few qualitative studies have investigated how older adults perceive the benefit of Tai Chi. The objective of the current study was to qualitatively evaluate the perceived benefits of Tai Chi practice among community older population. METHODS: This study was conducted with participants from a trial examining the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi training on ischemic stroke risk in community older adults (n = 170)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420509/effect-of-a-gymnastics-program-on-sleep-characteristics-in-pregnant-women
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Ildikó Kocsis, Tibor Szilágyi, János Turos, Aliz Bakó, Attila Frigy
OBJECTIVE: The quality and quantity of sleep represent important health issues in pregnant women. Sleep disturbances could be associated, beyond alteration of quality of life, with poor pregnancy outcome. Our aim was to investigate the effect of a regular, specific, medium-term physical training program on sleep characteristics in healthy pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 132 healthy pregnant women, with gestational age between 18 weeks and 22 weeks, were enrolled in a prospective study...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411960/age-and-gender-influences-on-the-needs-concerns-and-strategies-of-cabg-caregivers
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Margo A Halm
BACKGROUND: Caring for coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery patients can be challenging. No studies have explored caregiver burden by age and gender. OBJECTIVE: To describe age and gender-specific concerns, needs and strategies during the first 3 months. METHODS: Themes for burden concerns, needs and strategies were derived from interviews of 32 CABG caregivers using constant comparative analysis. RESULTS: Age-specific themes related to motivating exercise (<70), applying support hose, and self-reliance (>70)...
April 12, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410168/assessment-of-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-using-a-publicly-available-physical-activity-mobile-application
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Patrycja Puszkiewicz, Anna L Roberts, Lee Smith, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher
BACKGROUND: Regular participation in physical activity (PA) is associated with improved physical and psychosocial outcomes in cancer survivors. However, PA levels are low during and after cancer treatment. Interventions to promote PA in this population are needed. PA mobile apps are popular and have potential to increase PA participation, but little is known about how appropriate or relevant they are for cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) assess recruitment, study uptake, and engagement for a publicly available PA mobile app (GAINFitness) intervention in cancer survivors; (2) assess cancer survivors' attitudes towards the app; (3) understand how the app could be adapted to better meet the needs of cancer survivors; and (4) to determine the potential for change in PA participation and psychosocial outcomes over a 6-week period of using the app...
May 31, 2016: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407523/glut1-deficiency-syndrome-report-of-a-four-generation-norwegian-family-with-a-mild-phenotype
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Anette Ramm-Pettersen, Karl O Nakken, Kathrine C Haavardsholm, Kaja Kristine Selmer
INTRODUCTION: Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) is a rare metabolic encephalopathy with a wide variation of clinical phenotypes. Familial variants are often milder than de novo cases, and may therefore remain undiagnosed. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical course of GLUT1-DS in a four-generation Norwegian family where the oldest generations had never received any treatment. METHOD: Through interviews and clinical investigations, we characterized a family of 26 members, where 11 members had symptoms strongly suggesting GLUT1-DS...
April 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400355/mobile-phone-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-a-randomized-waitlist-controlled-trial
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Corine Hg Horsch, Jaap Lancee, Fiemke Griffioen-Both, Sandor Spruit, Siska Fitrianie, Mark A Neerincx, Robbert Jan Beun, Willem-Paul Brinkman
BACKGROUND: This study is one of the first randomized controlled trials investigating cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) delivered by a fully automated mobile phone app. Such an app can potentially increase the accessibility of insomnia treatment for the 10% of people who have insomnia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to investigate the efficacy of CBT-I delivered via the Sleepcare mobile phone app, compared with a waitlist control group, in a randomized controlled trial...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400207/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-growth-hormone-secretagogues
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REVIEW
John T Sigalos, Alexander W Pastuszak
INTRODUCTION: Growth hormone (GH) increases lean body mass, decreases fat mass, increases exercise tolerance and maximum oxygen uptake, enhances muscle strength, and improves linear growth. Long-term studies of GH administration offer conflicting results on its safety, which has led to strict Food and Drug Administration criteria for GH use. The potential drawbacks of exogenous GH use are believed to be due in part to impaired regulatory feedback. AIM: To review the literature on GH secretagogues (GHSs), which include GH-releasing peptides and the orally available small-molecule drug ibutamoren mesylate...
April 8, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397310/creatine-supplementation-reduces-sleep-need-and-homeostatic-sleep-pressure-in-rats
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Markus Dworak, Tae Kim, Robert W Mccarley, Radhika Basheer
Sleep has been postulated to promote brain energy restoration. It is as yet unknown if increasing the energy availability within the brain reduces sleep need. The guanidine amino acid creatine (Cr) is a well-known energy booster in cellular energy homeostasis. Oral Cr-monohydrate supplementation (CS) increases exercise performance and has been shown to have substantial effects on cognitive performance, neuroprotection and circadian rhythms. The effect of CS on cellular high-energy molecules and sleep-wake behaviour is unclear...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392007/exercise-sleep-and-cancer-related-fatigue-are-they-related
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REVIEW
Mary E Medysky, John Temesi, Susan Nicole Culos-Reed, Guillaume Y Millet
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a commonly reported and debilitating side effect of cancer and/or cancer treatment. Sleep disorders are also highly reported in the cancer population; however it is unknown if sleep is associated with fatigue. In the general population, exercise has been shown to improve sleep, however in the cancer population this idea is under investigation. The primary purposes of this review were to: (i) review the prevalence and causes of sleep disorders in cancer patients and survivors, (ii) examine the relationship between sleep and CRF and (iii) review the impact of exercise interventions on sleep in cancer patients and survivors...
April 5, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390054/virtual-patients-in-a-behavioral-medicine-massive-open-online-course-mooc-a-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-participants-perceptions
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Anne H Berman, Gabriele Biguet, Natalia Stathakarou, Beata Westin-Hägglöf, Kerstin Jeding, Cormac McGrath, Nabil Zary, Andrzej A Kononowicz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to explore learners' perceptions of using virtual patients in a behavioral medicine Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) and thereby describe innovative ways of disseminating knowledge in health-related areas. METHODS: A 5-week MOOC on behavioral medicine was hosted on the edX platform. The authors developed two branched virtual patients consisting of video recordings of a live standardized patient, with multiple clinical decision points and narration unfolding depending on learners' choices...
April 7, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386242/evaluation-of-a-psychological-intervention-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-in-primary-care
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Francisco J Cano-García, María Del Carmen González-Ortega, Susana Sanduvete-Chaves, Salvador Chacón-Moscoso, Roberto Moreno-Borrego
According to evidence from recent decades, multicomponent programs of psychological intervention in people with chronic pain have reached the highest levels of efficacy. However, there are still many questions left to answer since efficacy has mainly been shown among upper-middle class patients in English-speaking countries and in controlled studies, with expert professionals guiding the intervention and with a limited number of domains of painful experience evaluated. For this study, a program of multicomponent psychological intervention was implemented: (a) based on techniques with empirical evidence, but developed in Spain; (b) at a public primary care center; (c) among patients with limited financial resources and lower education; (d) by a novice psychologist; and (e) evaluating all domains of painful experience using the instruments recommended by the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385173/novel-augmentation-strategies-in-major-depression
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Klaus Martiny
Hypothesis The hypotheses of all the four included studies share the common idea that it is possible to augment the effect of antidepressant drug treatment by applying different interventions and with each intervention attain a clinically meaningful better effect compared to a control condition, and with minor side effects, thus improving the short- and medium-term outcome in major depression. Procedures Study design The basic study design has been the double blind randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the light therapy study, all patients were treated with sertraline for the whole of the study duration...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385063/clocking-self-regulation-why-time-of-day-matters-for-health-psychology
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Brett M Millar
Various lines of research have identified a number of factors that can impair a person's ability and motivation to exercise self-control, here self-regulation, in the face of a tempting object (e.g., food, sex, alcohol/drugs, smoking). Each of these in-situ factors-the availability of the tempting object, one's desire for it, and impaired affective and cognitive functioning (most notably from sleep-related fatigue, daily 'wear and tear', and intoxication)-makes self-regulation more difficult, and even more so when they co-occur...
April 6, 2017: Health Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366335/the-association-between-insomnia-symptoms-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-who-complete-outpatient-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Codie R Rouleau, Kirsti Toivonen, Sandeep Aggarwal, Ross Arena, Tavis S Campbell
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated whether completion of an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program was associated with improvements in both traditional cardiovascular risk factors and insomnia symptoms, and whether degree of improvement in insomnia symptom severity was associated with degree of improvement in cardiovascular risk. METHODS: Participants (N = 80) with cardiovascular disease completed a 12-week outpatient CR program involving supervised moderate-intensity exercise sessions held twice weekly...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362146/a-longitudinal-analysis-of-stress-among-incoming-college-freshman
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Renee Garett, Sam Liu, Sean D Young
OBJECTIVE: 1) examine changes in stress during first semester among freshmen undergraduates; 2) identify predictors of stress (coping strategies, emotional states and quality of sleep). PARTICIPANTS: 197 freshmen students were recruited for a 10-week study during first quarter (Oct-Dec, 2015). METHODS: Students completed weekly self-report surveys on stress, coping strategies, emotions, and quality of sleep. A General Linear Mixed-Model was used for analyses...
March 31, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360943/age-related-reduction-and-independent-predictors-of-toe-flexor-strength-in-middle-aged-men
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Masataka Suwa, Takayuki Imoto, Akira Kida, Mitsunori Iwase, Takashi Yokochi
BACKGROUND: Toe flexor muscles play an important role in posture and locomotion, and poor toe flexor strength is a risk factor for falls. In this cross-sectional study, we estimated the age-related change in toe flexor strength and compared it with that of handgrip strength. Independent factors predicting toe flexor and handgrip strength were also determined. METHODS: A total of 1401 male (aged 35-59 years) study participants were divided into five groups according to their chronological age; 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and 55-59 years...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359075/a-holistic-approach-to-antiaging-as-an-adjunct-to-antiaging-procedures-a-review-of-the-literature
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Sandeep S Saluja, Sabrina G Fabi
BACKGROUND: Aging is a multifactorial process and depends on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Procedural options for diminishing signs of intrinsic aging and cosmetic rejuvenation have expanded dramatically. However, less attention is paid to counseling patients on options for mitigating extrinsic factors related to aging. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review changes that occur with intrinsic and extrinsic aging, and provide evidence-based holistic counseling recommendations that can be used synergistically with aesthetic procedures to maximize antiaging interventions...
April 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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