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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342191/changes-in-balance-and-joint-position-sense-during-a-12-day-high-altitude-trek-the-british-services-dhaulagiri-medical-research-expedition
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Sarah B Clarke, Kevin Deighton, Caroline Newman, Gareth Nicholson, Liam Gallagher, Christopher J Boos, Adrian Mellor, David R Woods, John P O'Hara
Postural control and joint position sense are essential for safely undertaking leisure and professional activities, particularly at high altitude. We tested whether exposure to a 12-day trek with a gradual ascent to high altitude impairs postural control and joint position sense. This was a repeated measures observational study of 12 military service personnel (28±4 years). Postural control (sway velocity measured by a portable force platform) during standing balance, a Sharpened Romberg Test and knee joint position sense were measured, in England (113m elevation) and at 3 research camps (3619m, 4600m and 5140m) on a 12-day high altitude trek in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341873/differences-in-heart-rate-reserve-of-similar-physical-activities-during-work-and-in-leisure-time-a-study-among-danish-blue-collar-workers
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Pieter Coenen, Mette Korshøj, David M Hallman, Maaike A Huysmans, Allard J van der Beek, Leon M Straker, Andreas Holtermann
Recent studies suggest that while leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) promotes general health, engaging in occupational physical activity (OPA) may have negative health consequences. It has been hypothesized that the different health effects from OPA and LTPA can be explained by differences in physical activity (PA) intensity in these two domains. To assess the intensity of OPA and LTPA, we aimed to study the percentage heart rate reserve (%HRR) during similar types of OPA and LTPA during workdays. Data from the NOMAD study on Danish blue-collar workers (n=124) with objective measurements of PA (using accelerometers) and heart rate (using heart rate monitors) for 4 workdays were analysed...
January 13, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340548/the-relation-among-the-physical-activity-level-during-leisure-time-anthropometry-body-composition-and-physical-fitness-of-women-underwent-of-bariatric-surgery-and-an-equivalent-group-with-no-surgery
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Caio Machado de Oliveira Terra, Caroline Ferraz Simões, Anselmo Alexandre Mendes, Ronano Pereira Oliveira, Rafaela Pilegi Dada, Victor Hugo de Souza Mendes, João Carlos Locateli, Nelson Nardo-Junior
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is an alternative to the obesity treatment. AIM: To compare anthropometric variables such as body composition and physical fitness of those who performed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. METHODS: Were evaluated 108 women. They were subdivided in three groups: those who performed the bariatric surgery by private health insurance (SAS, n=36); by the public health care (SUS, n=36), and an equivalent group which did not perform the surgery (NO, n=36)...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340271/transit-use-and-physical-activity-findings-from-the-houston-travel-related-activity-in-neighborhoods-train-study
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Gregory Knell, Casey P Durand, Kerem Shuval, Harold W Kohl Iii, Deborah Salvo, Ipek Sener, Kelley Pettee Gabriel
Transportation-related physical activity can significantly increase daily total physical activity through active transportation or walking/biking to transit stops. The purpose of this study was to assess the relations between transit-use and self-reported and monitor-based physical activity levels in a predominantly minority population from the Houston Travel-Related Activity in Neighborhoods (TRAIN) Study. This was a cross-sectional analysis of 865 adults living in Houston, Texas between 2013 and 2015. The exposure variable was transit-use (non-users, occasional users, and primary users)...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338877/german-travelers-preferences-for-travel-vaccines-assessed-by-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Christine Poulos, Desmond Curran, Anastassia Anastassopoulou, Laurence De Moerlooze
BACKGROUND: Many travelers to regions with endemic infectious diseases do not follow health authorities' recommendations regarding vaccination against vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, before traveling. The determinants of individual travelers' decisions to vaccinate before traveling are largely unknown. This study aimed to provide this information using a discrete choice experiment (DCE) administered to four types of German travelers: (1) business travelers; (2) travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR); (3) leisure travelers; and (4) backpackers...
January 12, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337718/physical-inactivity-from-youth-to-adulthood-and-risk-of-impaired-glucose-metabolism
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Petri Kallio, Katja Pahkala, Olli J Heinonen, Tuija Tammelin, Mirja Hirvensalo, Risto Telama, Markus Juonala, Costan G Magnussen, Suvi Rovio, Harri Helajärvi, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Jorma Viikari, Olli T Raitakari
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) is important in the prevention and treatment of impaired glucose metabolism. However, association of physical inactivity during the transition between childhood and adulthood with glucose metabolism is unknown. Therefore, we studied the association of persistent physical inactivity since childhood with glucose metabolism in adulthood. METHODS: Data were drawn from the ongoing, Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study with repeated follow-ups between 1980-2011 (baseline age 3-18 years, n=3596)...
January 15, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335474/low-vitamin-d-levels-are-independent-predictors-of-1-year-worsening-in-physical-function-in-people-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-longitudinal-study
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Arcangelo Barbonetti, Settimio D'Andrea, Alessio Martorella, Giorgio Felzani, Sandro Francavilla, Felice Francavilla
STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To explore the longitudinal association of baseline vitamin D levels with 1-year change in physical function outcomes in people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Rehabilitation institute. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients (44 men and 23 women) with chronic SCI admitted to a rehabilitation program were included. Functional independence in daily living activities (as evaluated by the Spinal Cord Independence Measure version III, SCIM III) and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) were assessed as measures of physical function at the admission and re-assessed 1-year later...
January 16, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335473/mental-health-and-life-satisfaction-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-and-their-partners-5-years-after-discharge-from-first-inpatient-rehabilitation
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Eline W M Scholten, Maria E H Tromp, Chantal F Hillebregt, Sonja de Groot, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Johanna M A Visser-Meily, Marcel W M Post
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare mental health and life satisfaction between individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their partners 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation; and to examine if injury severity moderates the association between individuals' with SCI and their partners' mental health and life satisfaction. SETTING: Dutch community. METHODS: Sixty-five individuals with SCI and their partners completed a self-report questionnaire...
January 16, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335056/vegetable-and-fruit-consumption-among-chinese-adults-and-associated-factors-a-nationally-representative-study-of-170-847-adults
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Yi Chong Li, Bo Jiang, Mei Zhang, Zheng Jing Huang, Qian Deng, Mai Geng Zhou, Zhen Ping Zhao, You Fa Wang, Li Min Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study examined vegetable and fruit (VF) consumption rate and its associated factors among Chinese adults. METHODS: Nationally representative data from the 2013 China Chronic Disease Surveillance survey were used. Dietary intake data, including VF consumption during the last 12 months, were collected. All analyses were weighted to obtain nationally representative estimates. Associations between VF consumption and other factors (e.g., meal frequency and physical activity) were examined through logistic regression analysis...
December 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333647/effect-of-sleep-duration-diet-and-physical-activity-on-obesity-and-overweight-elementary-school-students-in-shanghai
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Jing Zhang, YunTing Zhang, YanRui Jiang, WanQi Sun, Qi Zhu, Patrick Ip, DongLan Zhang, ShiJian Liu, Chang Chen, Jie Chen, Lei Zhang, Hao Zhang, MingYu Tang, WenFang Dong, YuFeng Wu, Yong Yin, Fan Jiang
BACKGROUND: This was a cross-sectional survey to investigate the relationship of age, parent education, sleep duration, physical activity, and dietary habits with overweight or obesity in school-age children in Shanghai. METHODS: The survey gathered information from 13,001 children in grades 1 through 5 (age 6 to 10 years) among 26 elementary schools in 7 districts. Activity level was evaluated using the International Children's Leisure Activities Study Survey Questionnaire (CLASS-C)...
February 2018: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333504/community-based-physical-activity-as-adjunctive-smoking-cessation-treatment-rationale-design-and-baseline-data-for-the-lifestyle-enhancement-program-leap-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark W Vander Weg, Mace Coday, Michelle B Stockton, Barbara McClanahan, George Relyea, Mary C Read, Nancy Wilson, Stephanie Connelly, Phyllis Richey, Karen C Johnson, Kenneth D Ward
Despite advances in behavioral and pharmacological treatment for tobacco use and dependence, quit rates remain suboptimal. Increasing physical activity has shown some promise as a strategy for improving cessation outcomes. However, initial efficacy studies focused on intensive, highly structured exercise programs that may not be applicable to the general population of smokers. We describe the rationale and study design and report baseline participant characteristics from the Lifestyle Enhancement Program (LEAP), a two-group, randomized controlled trial...
March 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331993/increased-leisure-time-physical-activity-associated-with-lower-onset-of-diabetes-in-44%C3%A2-828-adults-with-impaired-fasting-glucose-a-population-based-prospective-cohort-study
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Xiang Qian Lao, Han-Bing Deng, Xudong Liu, Ta-Chien Chan, Zilong Zhang, Ly-Yun Chang, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Tony Tam, Martin Chi Sang Wong, G Neil Thomas
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of habitual leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) on incident type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort of Chinese adults with impaired fasting glucose (IFG). METHODS: 44 828 Chinese adults aged 20-80 years with newly detected IFG but free from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease were recruited and followed up from 1996 to 2014. Incident type 2 diabetes was identified by fasting plasma glucose ≥7 mmol/L. The participants were classified into four categories based on their self-reported weekly LTPA: inactive, low, moderate, or high...
January 13, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331992/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-reducing-non-occupational-sedentary-behaviour-in-adults-and-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nipun Shrestha, Jozo Grgic, Glen Wiesner, Alexandra Parker, Hrvoje Podnar, Jason A Bennie, Stuart J H Biddle, Zeljko Pedisic
BACKGROUND: No systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour are available. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour in adults and older adults. METHODS: An electronic search of nine databases was performed. Randomised controlled trials (RCT) and cluster RCTs among adults testing the effectiveness of interventions aimed to reduce non-occupational sedentary behaviour were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331276/analyzing-recommender-systems-for-health-promotion-using-a-multidisciplinary-taxonomy-a-scoping-review
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Santiago Hors-Fraile, Octavio Rivera-Romero, Francine Schneider, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Francisco Luna-Perejon, Anton Civit-Balcells, Hein de Vries
BACKGROUND: Recommender systems are information retrieval systems that provide users with relevant items (e.g., through messages). Despite their extensive use in the e-commerce and leisure domains, their application in healthcare is still in its infancy. These systems may be used to create tailored health interventions, thus reducing the cost of healthcare and fostering a healthier lifestyle in the population. OBJECTIVE: This paper identifies, categorizes, and analyzes the existing knowledge in terms of the literature published over the past 10 years on the use of health recommender systems for patient interventions...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330166/impact-of-free-access-to-leisure-facilities-and-community-outreach-on-inequalities-in-physical-activity-a-quasi-experimental-study
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James Higgerson, Emma Halliday, Aurora Ortiz-Nunez, Richard Brown, Ben Barr
BACKGROUND: There are large inequalities in levels of physical activity in the UK, and this is an important determinant of health inequalities. Little is known about the effectiveness of community-wide interventions to increase physical activity and whether effects differ by socioeconomic group. METHODS: We conducted interrupted time series and difference-in-differences analyses using local administrative data and a large national survey to investigate the impact of an intervention providing universal free access to leisure facilities alongside outreach and marketing activities in a deprived local authority area in the northwest of England...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330073/the-association-of-clinic-based-mobility-tasks-and-measures-of-community-performance-and-risk
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M L Callisaya, J Verghese
INTRODUCTION: Gait speed is recognized as an important predictor of adverse outcomes in older people. However, it is unknown if other more complex mobility tasks are better predictors of such outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine a range of clinic-based mobility tests and determine which were most strongly associated with measures of community performance and risk (CP&R). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study SETTING: Central Control Mobility and Aging Study, Westchester County, New York PARTICIPANTS: Aged ≥ 65 years (n=424) METHODS: Clinic-based mobility measures included gait speed measured during normal and dual-task conditions, the Floor Maze Immediate and Delay tasks, and stair ascending and descending...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329276/the-safety-of-the-neighborhood-environment-and-physical-activity-in-czech-and-polish-adolescents
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Josef Mitáš, Krzysztof Sas-Nowosielski, Dorota Groffik, Karel Frömel
(1) Background: An increase in or at least the sustainment of walking activities across a wide section of the population is a crucial health-related task for Central and East European countries. The aim of this study was to assess the associations between adolescents' walking activities and various levels of perceived safety of the built environment in differing socio-demographic backgrounds of Poland and the Czech Republic. Furthermore, we aimed to determine major moderators affecting the walking habits of adolescents in areas with different levels of walkability...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325164/sleep-duration-in-the-united-states-2003-2016-first-signs-of-success-in-the-fight-against-sleep-deficiency
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Mathias Basner, David F Dinges
Study Objectives: The high prevalence of chronic insufficient sleep in the population has been a concern due to the associated health and safety risks. We evaluated secular trends in sleep duration over the most recent 14-year period. Methods: The American Time Use Survey (ATUS), representative of US residents ≥15 years, was used to investigate trends in self-reported sleep duration and waking activities for the period 2003-2016 (N=181,335 respondents). Results: Sleep duration increased across survey years both on weekdays (+1...
January 8, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323831/biking-for-health-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-impact-of-a-bicycling-intervention-on-lower-income-adults
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Rebecca Bernstein, Robert Schneider, Whitney Welch, Anne Dressel, Melissa DeNomie, Jennifer Kusch, Mirtha Sosa
INTRODUCTION: This pilot study tested the efficacy of a bicycling intervention targeting inactive, low-income, overweight adults on reducing perceived barriers to bicycling, increasing physical activity, and improving health. METHODS: A nonblinded 2-site randomized controlled trial was conducted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in summer 2015. Participants included members from 1 largely Latino community and a second primarily African American neighborhood. A certified bicycling instructor led a 12-week bicycling intervention...
August 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320874/german-version-of-the-inventory-of-motivations-for-hospice-palliative-care-volunteerism-are-there-gender-differences
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Eva-Maria Stelzer, Frieder R Lang, Melanie Hörl, Stefan T Kamin, Stephen Claxton-Oldfield
The present study examined gender differences in motivations for volunteering for hospice using a German version of the Inventory of Motivations for Hospice Palliative Care Volunteerism (IMHPCV). The IMHPCV was translated into German and back-translated into English following the World Health Organization's guidelines for the translation and adaptation of instruments. In an online survey, 599 female and 127 male hospice volunteers from hospice organizations throughout Germany completed the translated version of the IMHPCV, the Scales of the Attitude Structure of Volunteers as well as questions pertaining to their volunteer experience...
February 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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