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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677579/factors-underlying-perceptions-of-community-care-and-other-healthcare-areas-in-first-year-baccalaureate-nursing-students-a-focus-group-study
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Margriet van Iersel, Corine H M Latour, Marjon van Rijn, Rien de Vos, Paul A Kirschner, Wilma J M Scholte Op Reimer
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing labour market shortage of well-educated community nurses, few baccalaureate nursing students choose for a career in community care. Obtaining knowledge of how students perceive healthcare areas early in their education is important to take meaningful steps in counteracting any existing misconceptions with targeted curriculum redesign. OBJECTIVE: Determination of factors underlying perceptions of healthcare areas in first-year baccalaureate nursing students...
April 13, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665504/qualitative-evaluation-of-mental-health-training-of-auxiliary-nurse-midwives-in-rural-nepal
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Preeti K Mahato, Edwin van Teijlingen, Padam Simkhada, Catherine Angell, Jillian Ireland
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Mental illness is increasingly recognized as a global health problem. However, in many countries, including Nepal, it is difficult to talk about mental health problems due to the stigma associated with it. Hence a training programme was developed to train auxiliary nurse midwives, who otherwise are not trained in mental health as part of their pre-registration training in rural Nepal, on issues related to maternal mental health. After the training programme a selection of auxiliary nurse midwives were interviewed to establish their views on the training, its usefulness and ways to improve it...
April 2, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642939/elimination-of-onchocerciasis-from-colombia-first-proof-of-concept-of-river-blindness-elimination-in-the-world
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Rubén Santiago Nicholls, Sofía Duque, Luz Adriana Olaya, Myriam Consuelo López, Sol Beatriz Sánchez, Alba Lucía Morales, Gloria Inés Palma
BACKGROUND: Onchocerciasis is a chronic parasitic infection originally endemic in 13 discrete regional foci distributed among six countries of Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela). In Colombia, this disease was discovered in 1965 in the Pacific Coast of the country. The National Onchocerciasis Elimination Program was established in 1993 with the aim of eliminating disease morbidity and infection transmission. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) verified Colombia as free of onchocerciasis, becoming the first country in the world to reach such a goal...
April 11, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621985/implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-psychoeducational-intervention-for-parkinson-s-disease-patients-and-carers-in-the-community-study-protocol
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M V Navarta-Sánchez, M E Ursua, M Riverol Fernández, L Ambrosio, M Medina, S Díaz de Cerio, M J Álvarez, J M Senosiain, A Gorraiz, N Caparrós, S Anaut, R Martín-Lanas, M Recio, M C Portillo
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease progressively limits patients at different levels and as a result family members play a key role in their care. However, studies show lack of an integrative approach in Primary Care to respond to the difficulties and psychosocial changes experienced by them. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of a multidisciplinary psychoeducational intervention focusing on improving coping skills, the psychosocial adjustment to Parkinson's disease and the quality of life in patients and family carers in a Primary Care setting...
April 5, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606141/-researchers-have-love-for-life-opportunities-and-barriers-to-engage-pregnant-women-in-malaria-research-in-post-ebola-liberia
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Guillermo Martínez Pérez, Christine K Tarr-Attia, Bondey Breeze-Barry, Adelaida Sarukhan, Dawoh Peter Lansana, Ana Meyer García-Sípido, Anna Rosés, María Maixenchs, Quique Bassat, Alfredo Mayor
BACKGROUND: Adoption of prevention and therapeutic innovations to ensure that National Malaria Control Programmes meet their incidence reduction targets is highly dependent on the conduct of rigorous clinical trials. In Liberia, malaria control virtually halted during the recent Ebola epidemic, and could enormously benefit from innovations to protect its most vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, against malaria. Health policy-planners could feel more inclined to adopt novel interventions with demonstrated safety and efficacy when trialled among their women population...
April 2, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606112/risk-factors-for-the-occurrence-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-among-patients-undergoing-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-treatment-in-east-shoa-ethiopia
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Fanta Desissa, Tilaye Workineh, Takele Beyene
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is resistant to the two main first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs: rifampicin and isoniazid. It is a major threat to public health worldwide. The objective of this study was to assess the potential risk factors for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients undergoing MDR-TB treatment at two community hospitals in Ethiopia. METHODS: A case-control study design was conducted from February 1, 2016, to April 29, 2016...
April 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603320/stakeholder-views-of-rural-community-based-medical-education-a-narrative-review-of-the-international-literature
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Praphun Somporn, Julie Ash, Lucie Walters
CONTEXT: Rural community-based medical education (RCBME), in which medical student learning activities take place within a rural community, requires students, clinical teachers, patients, community members and representatives of health and government sectors to actively contribute to the educational process. Therefore, academics seeking to develop RCBME need to understand the rural context, and the views and needs of local stakeholders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to examine stakeholder experiences of RCBME programmes internationally...
March 30, 2018: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589512/non-communicable-diseases-in-indian-slums-re-framing-the-social-determinants-of-health
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Lily Beth Lumagbas, Harry Laurence Selby Coleman, Joske Bunders, Antoine Pariente, Anne Belonje, Tjard de Cock Buning
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in slums has pushed its residents to heightened vulnerability. The Social Determinants of Health (SDH) framework has been used to understand the social dynamics and impact of NCDs, especially in poorly resourced communities. Whilst the SDH has helped to discredit the characterisation of NCDs as diseases of affluence, its impact on policy has been less definite. Given the multitude of factors that interact in the presentation of NCDs, operationalising the SDH for policies and programmes that account for the contextual complexity of slums has stalled...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580159/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-educating-parents-on-the-benefits-and-schedules-of-childhood-vaccinations-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Lungeni Auguy Lukusa, Valantine Ngum Ndze, Nyanyiwe Masingi Mbeye, Charles Shey Wiysonge
Public health benefits of childhood vaccinations risk being derailed by low vaccination coverage in low and middle-income countries. One reason for the low coverage is poor parental knowledge of the importance of completing vaccination schedules. We therefore assessed the effects on childhood vaccination coverage, of educating parents and other persons assuming the parental role. We prospectively registered the systematic review, published the protocol, and used standard Cochrane methods to collect and synthesise the evidence...
March 26, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572400/improving-the-management-of-pain-from-advanced-cancer-in-the-community-study-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Matthew J Allsop, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Kath Black, Suzanne Hartley, Marie Fletcher, Lucy E Ziegler, Bridgette M Bewick, David Meads, Nicholas D Hughes, S José Closs, Claire Hulme, Sally Taylor, Kate Flemming, Julia Hackett, John L O'Dwyer, Julia M Brown, Michael I Bennett
INTRODUCTION: For patients with advanced cancer, research shows that pain is frequent, burdensome and undertreated. Evidence-based approaches to support cancer pain management have been developed but have not been implemented within the context of the UK National Health Service. This protocol is for a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) to assess feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness for a multicomponent intervention for pain management in patients with advanced cancer...
March 22, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557202/targeting-the-psychosocial-and-functional-fitness-challenges-of-older-adults-with-hearing-loss-a-participatory-approach-to-adaptation-of-the-walk-and-talk-for-your-life-program
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Marc Jutras, Justin Lambert, Jiyoung Hwang, Lisa Wang, Shane Simon, Talia Del Medico, Paul Mick, Harry Miller, Donna Kurtz, Mary-Ann Murphy, Charlotte Ann Jones
OBJECTIVE: Explore the acceptability of a socialisation, health education and falls prevention programme (Walk and Talk for Your Life: WTL) as an adjunct to group auditory rehabilitation (GAR) and how it might be adapted for older adults with hearing loss (HL). DESIGN: Content theme analysis (CTA) of guided interviews explored the experience of HL, the acceptability of a WTL programme and suggestions on how to adapt the WTL programme to better suit the needs of older adults with HL...
March 20, 2018: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554964/implementing-community-based-health-planning-and-services-in-impoverished-urban-communities-health-workers-perspective
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Adanna Uloaku Nwameme, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Philip Baba Adongo
BACKGROUND: Three-quarters of sub-Saharan Africa's urban population currently live under slum conditions making them susceptible to ill health and diseases. Ghana characterizes the situation in many developing countries where the urban poor have become a group much afflicted by complex health problems associated with their living conditions, and the intra-city inequity between them and the more privileged urban dwellers with respect to health care accessibility. Adopting Ghana's rural Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) programme in urban areas is challenging due to the differences in social networks and health challenges thus making modifications necessary...
March 20, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551843/lifelong-learning-in-active-ageing-discourse-its-conserving-effect-on-wellbeing-health-and-vulnerability
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Miya Narushima, Jian Liu, Naomi Diestelkamp
The Active Ageing Framework has been adapted as a global strategy in ageing policies, practices and research over the last decade. Lifelong learning, however, has not been fully integrated into this discourse. Using survey data provided by 416 adults (aged 60 years and above) enrolled in non-formal general-interest courses in a public continuing education programme in Canada, this study examined the association between older adults' duration of participation in the courses and their level of psychological wellbeing, while taking their age, gender, self-rated health and vulnerability level into consideration...
April 2018: Ageing and Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530423/effectiveness-of-a-community-based-educational-programme-in-reducing-the-cumulative-incidence-and-prevalence-of-human-taenia-solium-cysticercosis-in-burkina-faso-in-2011-14-efecab-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hélène Carabin, Athanase Millogo, Helena A Ngowi, Cici Bauer, Veronique Dermauw, Assana Cissé Koné, Ida Sahlu, Alicia L Salvator, Pierre-Marie Preux, Télesphore Somé, Zékiba Tarnagda, Sarah Gabriël, Rabiou Cissé, Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo, Linda D Cowan, Marie-Paule Boncoeur-Martel, Pierre Dorny, Rasmané Ganaba
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of drug-free interventions in controlling human cysticercosis is not well known. We aimed to estimate the effectiveness of a community-based educational intervention in reducing the frequency of human cysticercosis in Burkina Faso. METHODS: We did a cluster-randomised controlled trial between 2011 and 2014. 60 eligible villages from three provinces (Boulkiemdé, Sanguié, and Nayala) were randomly allocated to the intervention or control group...
April 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530140/self-care-of-canterbury-general-practitioners-nurse-practitioners-practice-nurses-and-community-pharmacists
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Caroline Christie, Susan Bidwell, Andrea Copeland, Ben Hudson
INTRODUCTION Pastoral care is recognised as an important aspect of a mature primary care network. Pegasus Health is now in its 25th year and has had a formal Pastoral Care Programme for doctors since 2009. AIM This study aimed to collect local data on the self-care of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) general practitioners (GPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), practice nurses (PNs) and community pharmacists (CPs). METHODS The survey was open to all participants in the Pegasus Small Group Education Programme in Canterbury...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527828/the-role-of-advanced-geriatric-nurses-in-norway-a-descriptive-exploratory-study
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Silje Havrevold Henni, Marit Kirkevold, Konstantinos Antypas, Christina Foss
BACKGROUND: Care of older adults in the community is becoming increasingly complex. However, nursing staff often has insufficient knowledge and skills to adequately address the needs of frail older adults. There is therefore a need for nurses with advanced qualifications. To meet this need, advanced geriatric nursing has been introduced in Norway. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the experiences of nurses with their new role as advanced geriatric nurses in care of older adults and to determine what strategies the nurses considered important in the development of their new role...
March 11, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526143/prevention-practices-of-vaginitis-among-malaysian-women-and-its-associated-factors
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Wan Mahfuzah Wan Muda, Li Ping Wong, Sun Tee Tay
Information on vaginal-related issues among Malaysian women is very limited. This study aimed to explore factors associated with preventive practices of vaginitis among Malaysian women. A cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone interview survey of a representative sample of multi-racial Malaysian women aged 18-50 years old was conducted from January to April 2014. Women from 1446 households responded to the survey and nearly one-third (32.1%) reported to have experienced vaginitis. In multivariate analyses, respondents in the urban locality were more likely to practice vaginitis prevention (OR = 1...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501987/determinants-of-adolescent-maternal-healthcare-utilization-in-bangladesh
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A R Sarker, N Sheikh, R A Mahumud, M Sultana
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors associated with adolescent maternal healthcare utilization in Bangladesh. STUDY DESIGN: A secondary analysis was undertaken using the latest data set from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2014). Data were collected from the cross-sectional survey carried out from June to mid November 2014. In total, 17,863 ever-married women aged 15-49 years were interviewed. According to the definition of the World Health Organization, 2029 of these women were adolescents and therefore eligible for inclusion in this study...
March 1, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499084/physical-activity-diet-and-other-behavioural-interventions-for-improving-cognition-and-school-achievement-in-children-and-adolescents-with-obesity-or-overweight
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Anne Martin, Josephine N Booth, Yvonne Laird, John Sproule, John J Reilly, David H Saunders
BACKGROUND: The global prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity is high. Lifestyle changes towards a healthy diet, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary activities are recommended to prevent and treat obesity. Evidence suggests that changing these health behaviours can benefit cognitive function and school achievement in children and adolescents in general. There are various theoretical mechanisms that suggest that children and adolescents with excessive body fat may benefit particularly from these interventions...
March 2, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490562/investigating-cardiovascular-patients-preferences-and-expectations-regarding-the-use-of-social-media-in-health-education
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Nidal F Eshah
BACKGROUND: To reach more people in the community, health educators have considered employing social media alongside traditional health education methods. AIMS: To understand the preferences and expectations of patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) regarding the use of social media in health education. To assess the association between patients' socio-demographics with their preferences and expectations about the use of social media in health education. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study, which included 135 subjects with established diagnosis of CVDs...
February 28, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
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