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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243539/the-influence-of-neighbor-effect-and-urbanization-toward-organ-donation-in-thailand
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Kua Wongboonsin, Pavitra Jindahra, Surat Teerakapibal
INTRODUCTION: Toward population wellness, an extreme scarcity of organ supply is proven to be an enormous hindrance. Preferences toward organ donation are vital to raise the organ donation rate. Notably, the area people live in can address the social influence on individual preference toward organ donation. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: This article studies the impact of the neighbor effect on organ donation decisions, addressing the social influence of urbanization on preferences...
January 1, 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242840/the-mid-childhood-and-adolescent-antecedents-of-women-s-external-locus-of-control-orientation
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Jean Golding, Steven Gregory, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Stephen Nowicki
Background: External locus of control orientation (ELOC) is a powerful predictor of adverse consequences in regard to health, educational attainment, inter-personal relationships and well-being. Although many cross-sectional studies have been carried out, relatively little is known about antecedent factors influencing the development of ELOC. Methods: Over 12,000 pregnant women who enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) in south-west England, had completed a brief version of the Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External LOC scale, together with detailed questions concerning their own parents and childhood...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242754/the-relationship-between-family-parent-and-child-characteristics-and-intimate-partner-violence-ipv-among-ukrainian-mothers
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Viktor Burlaka, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Olena Savchuk, Sandra A Graham-Bermann
Objective: To assess the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in a sample of Ukrainian mothers of schoolchildren, and to examine the relationship between IPV and family, parent, and child characteristics utilizing multilevel models. Method: Mothers of children aged 9-16 (n = 278, 93.5% Ukrainians) answered the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS2) assessing IPV. We also examined the relationship between IPV and maternal age, education, employment and marital status, family income, and rural or urban residence...
July 2017: Psychology of Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242045/defining-the-applicant-pool-for-postgraduate-year-2-categorical-general-surgery-positions
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Weston Stover, Sujata Gill, Kim Schenarts, A Alfred Chahine
OBJECTIVE: In the spring of 2010, a categorical general surgery postgraduate year (PGY)-2 position became available at our academic medical center secondary to attrition of a PGY-1 resident. We sought to study the unique characteristics of applicants to that position and to describe the selection process with hopes to stimulate additional studies about the unique challenges of recruiting applicants into advanced standing positions. DESIGN: Applications were received via e-mail and reviewed to characterize the applicant pool...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241992/educational-content-and-the-use-of-social-media-at-us-departments-of-surgery
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Vahagn C Nikolian, Meredith Barrett, Valeria S Valbuena, Andrew M Ibrahim, Hassan Eidy, Mohamed H Ghandour, Amir A Ghaferi
BACKGROUND: The growth of the social media platform Twitter has prompted many to consider its potential as an educational tool. Little is known about how surgery training programs are utilizing this resource and whether this platform can provide educational content effectively. We sought to determine national utilization of Twitter by departments of surgery in the United States and evaluate if educationally driven content heightened engagement with the Twitter followers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of social media presence for all Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education accredited general surgery training programs between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016...
December 11, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241943/gender-disparities-in-park-use-and-physical-activity-among-residents-of-high-poverty-neighborhoods-in-los-angeles
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Kathryn P Derose, Bing Han, Stephanie Williamson, Deborah A Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Physical inactivity is more prevalent among women than men and is related to poor health outcomes. Neighborhood parks constitute an important resource for physical activity (PA), however, previous studies of park users have found fewer women being physically active. METHODS: We conducted a hierarchical mixed-effect regression analysis of the independent associations between gender and park use and PA among a population-based sample in high-poverty neighborhoods in Los Angeles...
December 11, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241723/intrapersonal-and-environmental-correlates-of-bicycling-in-u-s-adults
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Anna K Porter, Deborah Salvo, Adriana Pérez, Belinda Reininger, Harold W Kohl
INTRODUCTION: Bicycling is a health-promoting physical activity, but little is known about the factors that influence this behavior in the U.S. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to identify multilevel ecologic correlates of bicycling behaviors in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. METHODS: This analysis, conducted in 2016-2017, utilized data from the 2012 National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors (n=7,509; N=246,155,593)...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241523/acculturative-stress-in-korean-americans
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Cha-Nam Shin, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Bin Suh
BACKGROUND: Acculturative stress is known to contribute to chronic diseases among many immigrants and yet this association in Korean Americans remains unclear. AIM: The study purpose was to examine the level of acculturative stress in Korean Americans and to determine if correlations existed with personal and physiological factors. METHODS: An exploratory, cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted in a sample of 107 Korean American adults...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241171/virtual-reality-surgical-simulation-implications-for-resection-of-intracranial-gliomas
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Ayoub Dakson, Murray Hong, David B Clarke
Surgical simulation has the potential to play important roles in surgical training and preoperative planning. The advent of virtual reality (VR) with tactile haptic feedback has revolutionized surgical simulation, creating a novel environment for residents to learn manual skills without compromising patient safety. This concept is particularly relevant in neurosurgical training where the acquired skill set demands performance of technically challenging tasks under pressure and where the consequences of error are significant...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241063/red-warning-for-air-pollution-in-china-exploring-residents-perceptions-of-the-first-two-red-warnings-in-beijing
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Hanping Zhao, Fangping Wang, Chence Niu, Han Wang, Xiaoxue Zhang
Air pollution early warnings have been issued in China to mitigate the effects of high pollution days. Public perceptions and views about early warning signals can affect individual behaviors and play a major role in the public's response to air pollution risks. This study examined public attitudes and responses to the first two red warnings for air pollution in Beijing in 2015. An online survey was sent out, and 664 respondents (response rate = 90%) provided their perspectives on the red warnings. Descriptive statistics, sign tests and binary logit models were used to analyze the data...
December 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240456/trainees-perceptions-of-feedback-validity-evidence-for-two-feedme-feedback-in-medical-education-instruments
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Robert Bing-You, Saradha Ramesh, Victoria Hayes, Kalli Varaklis, Denham Ward, Maria Blanco
Construct: Medical educators consider feedback a core component of the educational process. Effective feedback allows learners to acquire new skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Learners' perceptions of feedback are an important aspect to assess with valid methods in order to improve the feedback skills of educators and the feedback culture. BACKGROUND: Although guidelines for delivering effective feedback have existed for several decades, medical students and residents often indicate that they receive little feedback...
December 14, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238645/the-effectiveness-of-bioskills-training-for-simulated-open-lumbar-laminectomy
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Barrett S Boody, Brett D Rosenthal, Tyler J Jenkins, Alpesh A Patel, Jason W Savage, Wellington K Hsu
Study Design: Randomized, prospective study within an orthopedic surgery resident program at a large urban academic medical center. Objectives: To develop an inexpensive, user-friendly, and reproducible lumbar laminectomy bioskills training module and evaluation protocol that can be readily implemented into residency training programs to augment the clinical education of orthopedic and neurosurgical physicians-in-training. Methods: Twenty participants comprising senior medical students and orthopedic surgical residents...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238637/spinal-instability-neoplastic-score-sins-reliability-among-spine-fellows-and-resident-physicians-in-orthopedic-surgery-and-neurosurgery
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Shandy Fox, Michael Spiess, Luke Hnenny, Daryl R Fourney
Study Design: Reliability analysis. Objectives: The Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) was developed for assessing patients with spinal neoplasia. It identifies patients who may benefit from surgical consultation or intervention. It also acts as a prognostic tool for surgical decision making. Reliability of SINS has been established for spine surgeons, radiologists, and radiation oncologists, but not yet among spine surgery trainees. The purpose of our study is to determine the reliability of SINS among spine residents and fellows, and its role as an educational tool...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238401/health-needs-of-older-populations-affected-by-humanitarian-crises-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Emma Massey, James Smith, Bayard Roberts
Background: The combination of global demographic changes and a growing number of humanitarian crises in middle-income countries that have a higher life expectancy has led to an increase in the number of older populations affected by humanitarian crises. The aim of this review was to systematically examine evidence on the health needs of older populations in humanitarian crises, including both armed conflicts and natural disasters, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Methods: A systematic review methodology was used...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238239/safe-qi-a-framework-to-overcome-the-challenges-of-implementing-a-quality-improvement-curriculum-into-a-residency-program
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Lawrence Cheung
Quality improvement (QI) is an essential component of medical practice. Medical students and residents must learn the skills to conduct clinical QI during their educational programs. Medical educators must create and implement a curriculum in QI to empower their students to develop this skill and knowledge. However, developing and implementing a QI curriculum may be challenging for some residency programs. Residency programs with a relatively short duration of training - for example, only 2 years - may be unable to implement an extensive QI curriculum without siphoning away time for other learning objectives...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237406/factors-associated-with-postnatal-care-for-newborns-in-zambia-analysis-of-the-2013-14-zambia-demographic-and-health-survey
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Bupe B Bwalya, Mulenga C Mulenga, James N Mulenga
BACKGROUND: The importance of postnatal care cannot be overemphasised. Various studies undertaken worldwide have found that PNC is critical for the survival of newborns. However, in Zambia, despite much emphasis by the government and various international Organisations on the need for PNC, coverage continues to be low. This study attempted to assess the demographic and socio-economic factors associated with newborns' receipt of PNC and the timing of first PNC in Zambia. METHODS: Based on data from the 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS), this study used bivariate, stepwise binary and multinomial logistic regression analyses to examine PNC for births at home and at health facilities...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237397/parental-occupations-educational-levels-and-income-and-prevalence-of-dental-caries-in-3-year-old-japanese-children
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Hiromasa Kato, Keiko Tanaka, Ken Shimizu, Chisato Nagata, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa, Yoshihiro Miyake
BACKGROUND: Most studies have investigated the association between parental socioeconomic factors and dental caries in children based on educational and income levels; studies focusing on parental occupation, however, have been relatively limited. This cross-sectional study examined the associations between parental occupations and levels of education and household income and the prevalence of dental caries in Japanese children aged 3 years. METHODS: Study subjects were 6315 children...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237247/efficacy-of-an-asynchronous-electronic-curriculum-in-emergency-medicine-education-in-the-united-states
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Alisa Wray, Kathryn Bennett, Megan Boysen-Osborn, Warren Wiechmann, Shannon Toohey
Purpose: The aim of this study was to measure the effect of an iPad-based asynchronous curriculum on emergency medicine (EM) resident performance on the in-training exam (ITE). We hypothesized that the implementation of an asynchronous curriculum (replacing one hour of weekly didactic time) would result in non-inferior ITE scores compared to those scores from historical residents who had participated in the traditional five-hour weekly didactic curriculum. Methods: The study was a retrospective, non-inferiority, cohort study...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236788/aflatoxin-and-viral-hepatitis-exposures-in-guatemala-molecular-biomarkers-reveal-a-unique-profile-of-risk-factors-in-a-region-of-high-liver-cancer-incidence
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Joshua W Smith, Maria F Kroker-Lobos, Mariana Lazo, Alvaro Rivera-Andrade, Patricia A Egner, Heiner Wedemeyer, Olga Torres, Neal D Freedman, Katherine A McGlynn, Eliseo Guallar, John D Groopman, Manuel Ramirez-Zea
Liver cancer is an emerging global health issue, with rising incidence in both the United States and the economically developing world. Although Guatemala experiences the highest rates of this disease in the Western hemisphere and a unique 1:1 distribution in men and women, few studies have focused on this population. Thus, we determined the prevalence and correlates of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) exposure and hepatitis virus infection in Guatemalan adults. Healthy men and women aged ≥40 years (n = 461), residing in five departments of Guatemala, were enrolled in a cross-sectional study from May-October of 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236783/nutrition-label-experience-obesity-high-blood-pressure-and-high-blood-lipids-in-a-cohort-of-42-750-thai-adults
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Wimalin Rimpeekool, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Martyn Kirk, Cathy Banwell, Sam-Ang Seubsman, Adrian Sleigh
INTRODUCTION: Nutrition labels have been promoted for nearly two decades in Thailand to educate people about healthy eating and to combat nutrient-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). But little is known about how nutrition labels are experienced and whether they are linked with better health. Our objective was to investigate the associations between nutrition label experience, obesity and nutrient-related NCDs in Thai consumers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken with a nationwide cohort of 42,750 distance learning Thai adult students enrolled in an Open University in 2013...
2017: PloS One
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