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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541513/improving-health-literacy-through-adult-basic-education-in-australia
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Suzanne Morony, Emma Lamph, Danielle Muscat, Don Nutbeam, Haryana M Dhillon, Heather Shepherd, Sian Smith, Aisha Khan, Julie Osborne, Wedyan Meshreky, Karen Luxford, Andrew Hayen, Kirsten J McCaffery
Adults with low literacy are less empowered to take care of their health, have poorer health outcomes and higher healthcare costs. We facilitated partnerships between adult literacy teachers and community health providers to deliver a health literacy training program in adult basic education classrooms. Following course completion we interviewed 19 adult education teachers (15 delivering the health literacy program; 4 delivering standard literacy classes) and four community health providers (CHPs) about their experiences, and analysed transcripts using Framework analysis...
May 25, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539192/shared-decision-making-and-the-promise-of-a-respectful-and-equitable-healthcare-system-in-peru
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Germán Málaga, Zoila O Romero, Ariana S Málaga, Sofia Cuba-Fuentes
Peru has achieved sustained development in the last two decades. However, despite this achievement, it has not been matched with improvements in the quality of education and health; investment in both sectors is among the lowest in the region. This situation perpetuates huge gaps in infrastructure and also conditions a poor literacy level of the population specifically in health. Currently, there is a fragmented model of patient care, in which the systems are exclusive of each other. They do not cooperate or communicate with each other; and if there is no vertical communication within the system, preventing referral of patients directly from the basic level to the complex level of care when needed...
May 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537514/novel-family-centered-intervention-to-improve-nutrition-in-patients-recovering-from-critical-illness-a-feasibility-study
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Andrea P Marshall, Margot Lemieux, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Hilda Seyler, Kristen N MacEachern, Daren K Heyland
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are at increased risk of developing malnutrition-related complications because of physiological changes, suboptimal delivery, and reduced intake. Strategies to improve nutrition during critical illness recovery are required to prevent iatrogenic underfeeding and risk of malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a novel family-centered intervention to improve nutrition in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3-phase, prospective cohort feasibility study was conducted in 4 intensive care units (ICUs) across 2 countries...
June 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527636/shared-decision-making-in-west-africa-the-forgotten-area
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Ndeye Thiab Diouf, Ali Ben Charif, Lionel Adisso, Rhéda Adekpedjou, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Tatiana Titilayo Agbadjé, Mama Joyce Dogba, Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink
Up to now, little attention has been paid to West Africa when it comes to shared decision making (SDM). West African countries seem to lag behind with regard to SDM initiatives compared to many other countries in the world. There is some interest in informed decision-making or informed consent, but little in a full SDM process. Few decision-making tools are available for healthcare professionals and the majority are not designed to support decision-making with patients. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, there are no training programs for implementing SDM in healthcare teams...
May 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526009/measuring-health-literacy-among-low-literate-people-an-exploratory-feasibility-study-with-the-hls-eu-questionnaire
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Hannelore Storms, Neree Claes, Bert Aertgeerts, Stephan Van den Broucke
BACKGROUND: Health literacy (HL) is defined as necessary competencies to make well-informed decisions. As patients' decision making is a key element of patient-centered health care, insight in patients' HL might help healthcare professionals to organize their care accordingly. This is particularly true for people in a vulnerable situation, potentially with limited HL, who are, for instance, at greater risk of having limited access to care [1, 2]. As HL correlates with education, instruments should allow inclusion of low literate people...
May 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508541/opt-in-or-opt-out-to-increase-organ-donation-in-south-africa-appraising-proposed-strategies-using-an-empirical-ethics-analysis
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Harriet Etheredge, Claire Penn, Jennifer Watermeyer
Utilising empirical ethics analysis, we evaluate the merits of systems proposed to increase deceased organ donation in South Africa (SA). We conclude that SA should maintain its soft opt-in policy, and enhance it with 'required transplant referral' in order to maximise donor numbers within an ethically and legally acceptable framework. In SA, as is the case worldwide, the demand for donor organs far exceeds the supply thereof. Currently utilising a soft opt-in system, SA faces the challenge of how to increase donor numbers in a context which is imbued with inequalities in access to healthcare, multiplicitous personal beliefs and practices, distrust of organ transplant and varying levels of education and health literacy...
May 16, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487305/a-rohingya-refugee-s-journey-in-australia-and-the-barriers-to-accessing-healthcare
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Manasi Jiwrajka, Ahmad Mahmoud, Maneeta Uppal
Australia's processing of some asylum seekers on offshore detention centres has recently been brought to light by human rights organisation. While the internal politics of resettling refugees may be complex, Australia remains in the top five countries for resettlement per capita. However, these refugees remain a vulnerable patient population after immigrating. Refugee women, an understudied group, in particular experience higher adverse health outcomes.In this case report, we follow the medical journey of KB, a 38-year-old Rohingya refugee diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus-the crux of all her health issues...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473951/cross-sectional-survey-of-healthcare-provisions-for-female-tuberculosis-patients-in-specialized-pulmonary-division-from-low-socioeconomic-class-in-lahore-pakistan
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Ahsan Zil-E-Ali, Muhammad Aadil, Syed A Abbas, Anas Ahmad, Sami Ur Rehman, Fatima Zil-E-Ali, Humera Karim, Saadia Shafi, Ammara I Khan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate various healthcare provisions for women affected with tuberculosis (TB) from low socioeconomic status and their health seeking behaviors, also whether or not patients feel stigmatized about their disease. INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary tuberculosis has more prevalence in Pakistan as compared to western countries where it occurs predominantly in the immunocompromised individuals and immigrants of certain countries. It is a contagious disease and Pakistan stands at the fifth position with maximum reported cases each year...
April 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472929/ethnic-differences-in-colon-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-nationwide-registry-based-study
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M Lamkaddem, M A G Elferink, M C Seeleman, E Dekker, C J A Punt, O Visser, M L Essink-Bot
BACKGROUND: Ethnic differences in colon cancer (CC) care were shown in the United States, but results are not directly applicable to European countries due to fundamental healthcare system differences. This is the first study addressing ethnic differences in treatment and survival for CC in the Netherlands. METHODS: Data of 101,882 patients diagnosed with CC in 1996-2011 were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry and linked to databases from Statistics Netherlands...
May 4, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471332/socioeconomic-and-programmatic-determinants-of-renewal-of-membership-in-a-voluntary-micro-health-insurance-scheme-evidence-from-chakaria-bangladesh
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Mohammad Iqbal, Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Mohammad Nahid Mia, S M A Hanifi, Abbas Bhuiya
BACKGROUND: Out-of-pocket (OOP) healthcare expenditure is a major obstacle for achieving universal health coverage in low-income countries including Bangladesh. Sixty-three percent of the USD 27 annual per-capita healthcare expenditure in Bangladesh comes from individuals' pockets. Although health insurance is a financial tool for reducing OOP, use of such tools in Bangladesh has been limited to some small-scale voluntary micro health insurance (MHI) schemes run by non-governmental organizations (NGO)...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468160/facial-plastic-surgery-patient-resources-exceed-national-institute-recommendations
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Michael W Chu, Julia A Cook, Sunil S Tholpady, Cecelia E Schmalbach, Arash Momeni
Patient education is essential in enhancing the physician-patient therapeutic alliance, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes. The American Medical Association and National Institute of Health recommend that information be written at a 6th-grade reading level, but online resources often exceed patient literacy. The purpose of this study is to assess readability of online material for facial plastics procedures presented on academic plastic surgery and otolaryngology websites.An Internet search was performed of all academic institutions that had both plastic surgery and otolaryngology training programs who offered patient information on facial plastic surgery procedures...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464727/consumer-led-health-related-online-sources-and-their-impact-on-consumers-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
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Elina Laukka, Piia Rantakokko, Marjo Suhonen
The aim of the review was to describe consumer-led health-related online sources and their impact on consumers. The review was carried out as an integrative literature review. Quantisation and qualitative content analysis were used as the analysis method. The most common method used by the included studies was qualitative content analysis. This review identified the consumer-led health-related online sources used between 2009 and 2016 as health-related online communities, health-related social networking sites and health-related rating websites...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461871/e-health-literacy-of-medical-and-health-sciences-university-students-in-mashhad-iran-in-2016-a-pilot-study
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Sareh Dashti, Nooshin Peyman, Mohammad Tajfard, Habibollah Esmaeeli
BACKGROUND: In order to provide a better healthcare education to the society, health care students should have an acceptable electronic health (E-Health) literacy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the level of E-Health literacy of Medicine and Health Sciences university students in Mashhad, Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 192 students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences using a validated Persian translate of the E-Health literacy scale (P-EHEALS) questionnaire in 2016...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449680/the-health-literacy-questionnaire-hlq-at-the-patient-clinician-interface-a-qualitative-study-of-what-patients-and-clinicians-mean-by-their-hlq-scores
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Melanie Hawkins, Stephen D Gill, Roy Batterham, Gerald R Elsworth, Richard H Osborne
BACKGROUND: The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) has nine scales that each measure an aspect of the multidimensional construct of health literacy. All scales have good psychometric properties. However, it is the interpretations of data within contexts that must be proven valid, not just the psychometric properties of a measurement instrument. The purpose of this study was to establish the extent of concordance and discordance between individual patient and clinician interpretations of HLQ data in the context of complex case management...
April 27, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449620/patients-are-willing-to-use-telehealth-for-the-multidisciplinary-management-of-chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Michelle A Cottrell, Anne J Hill, Shaun P O'Leary, Maree E Raymer, Trevor G Russell
Introduction Access to specialised multidisciplinary healthcare services is difficult for many patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. A possible solution could be delivery of care via telehealth. This study aims to identify current barriers in accessing healthcare services, and to determine if telehealth is an acceptable mode of healthcare delivery, from the perspective of patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Methods Surveys were distributed to current patients receiving care within the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic and Multidisciplinary Service (N/OPSC & MDS) at six facilities throughout Queensland, Australia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449291/consumer-and-carer-perspectives-in-the-development-of-a-mental-health-research-treatment-and-teaching-facility-a-thematic-analysis
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M Katsikitis, B R Lane, I Ozols, D Statham
INTRODUCTION: Recovery-oriented mental health policies recognise consumer and carer participation in service decision-making as essential, but little is known about the views of these individuals in the earliest stages of service development. AIM: This study sought consumer and carer perspectives addressing the establishment of a mental health research, treatment, and teaching facility in their region. METHODS: Two 2 hr focus groups were conducted, with separate groups held for mental health consumers (n = 9) and carers (n = 9) respectively...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435666/health-care-and-social-media-what-patients-really-understand
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Kyle Hoedebecke, Lindsey Beaman, Joy Mugambi, Sanam Shah, Marwa Mohasseb, Cheyanne Vetter, Kim Yu, Irini Gergianaki, Emily Couvillon
Background: Low health literacy is associated with decreased patient compliance and worse outcomes - with clinicians increasingly relying on printed materials to lower such risks. Yet, many of these documents exceed recommended comprehension levels. Furthermore, patients look increasingly to social media (SoMe) to answer healthcare questions. The character limits built into Twitter encourage users to publish small quantities of text, which are more accessible to patients with low health literacy. The present authors hypothesize that SoMe posts are written at lower grade levels than traditional medical sources, improving patient health literacy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433671/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-3-patient-reported-outcomes-pro-can-facilitate-shared-decision-making-and-guide-self-management
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V K Noonan, A Lyddiatt, P Ware, S B Jaglal, R J Riopelle, C O Bingham, S Figueiredo, R Sawatzky, M Santana, S J Bartlett, S Ahmed
BACKGROUND: There is a shift towards making health care patient-centred whereby patients are part of medical decision-making and take responsibility for managing their health. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) capture the patient voice and can be used to engage patients in medical decision-making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to present important factors from patients', clinicians', researchers', and decision-makers' perspectives that influence successful adoption of PROs in clinical practice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421566/precision-global-health-in-the-digital-age
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Antoine Flahault, Antoine Geissbuhler, Idris Guessous, Philippe Guérin, Isabelle Bolon, Marcel Salathé, Gérard Escher
Precision global health is an approach similar to precision medicine, which facilitates, through innovation and technology, better targeting of public health interventions on a global scale, for the purpose of maximising their effectiveness and relevance. Illustrative examples include: the use of remote sensing data to fight vector-borne diseases; large databases of genomic sequences of foodborne pathogens helping to identify origins of outbreaks; social networks and internet search engines for tracking communicable diseases; cell phone data in humanitarian actions; drones to deliver healthcare services in remote and secluded areas...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407813/adapting-an-adherence-support-workers-intervention-engaging-traditional-healers-as-adherence-partners-for-persons-enrolled-in-hiv-care-and-treatment-in-rural-mozambique
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Carolyn M Audet, José Salato, Sten H Vermund, K Rivet Amico
BACKGROUND: Systematic adaptation of evidence-informed interventions that increase retention in care and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) are essential to ending the HIV epidemic in rural sub-Saharan Africa. We selected and adapted an adherence support worker intervention employed in Malawi for use by traditional healers in rural Mozambique. Given the levels of trust and dependence previously expressed by persons living with HIV (PLHIV) for traditional medicine, we adapted the program to engage traditional healers within the allopathic health system...
April 13, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
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