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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545201/treatment-experiences-of-women-with-reproductive-cancers-in-odisha-india-a-qualitative-exploration-of-enablers-and-barriers
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Sanghamitra Pati, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Sandeep Mahapatra, Sabita Nayak, Sukdev Nayak, David Weller
Introduction: Cancer continues to be a major menace to our Indian society notwithstanding significant progress in diagnosis and treatment. In India cancer mortality rates in women are high compared to other countries, despite efforts to improve survival through the development of effective detection techniques and increased numbers of viable treatment options. Indian women’s advanced stage of disease at diagnosis is largely attributable to delay in seeking treatment. The present qualitative inquiry was conducted with the aim of capturing the treatment experiences of patients with gynecology cancer at a tertiary care hospital and understanding the barriers, enablers, stress and apprehension they experience during the treatment phases...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544985/experiences-of-nursing-students-and-educators-during-the-co-construction-of-clinical-nursing-leadership-learning-activities-a-qualitative-research-and-development-study
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Laurence Ha, Jacinthe Pepin
BACKGROUND: Student voice posits that students' unique perspectives on teaching and learning can be used in conjunction with those of educators to create meaningful educational activities. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to describe nursing students' and educators' experiences during the co-construction of educational activities involving clinical nursing leadership. DESIGN: Qualitative research and development model. SETTING: The study was conducted at a French-Canadian nursing faculty that provides a 3-year undergraduate program...
May 15, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544672/providing-end-of-life-care-in-disability-community-living-services-an-organizational-capacity-building-model-using-a-public-health-approach
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Andrea Grindrod, Bruce Rumbold
BACKGROUND: There is broad consensus within the disability field that the end-of-life care offered to people with intellectual disabilities should be of a quality consistent with that advocated by contemporary palliative care. In practice, however, various barriers are encountered when applying palliative care strategies to the end-of-life care of people with intellectual disabilities, particularly those in disability community living services. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was used...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544528/micellar-electrokinetic-capillary-chromatography-fingerprints-combined-with-multivariate-statistical-analyses-to-evaluate-the-quality-consistency-and-predict-the-fingerprint-efficacy-relationship-of-salviae-miltiorrhizae-radix-et-rhizoma-danshen
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Yujing Zhang, Lanping Yang, Jing Zhang, Min Shi, Guoxiang Sun
Micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography fingerprinting combined with quantification was successfully established and applied to evaluate the quality consistency of Danshen, which is a medicinal herb used to treat various diseases, especially coronary cerebrovascular diseases. A background electrolyte composed of 20 mmol/L sodium tetraborate, 90 mmol/L orthoboric acid, 25 mmol/L sodium phosphate monobasic dehydrate and 65 mmol/L sodium dodecyl sulfate was used to separate compounds. To optimize micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography conditions, a response surface strategy was set up for orthogonal experimental design...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544356/older-people-s-experiences-of-falling-and-perceived-risk-of-falls-in-the-community-a-narrative-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
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Siobhan Gardiner, Margaret Glogowska, Catherine Stoddart, Sarah Pendlebury, Daniel Lasserson, Debra Jackson
AIM: To examine qualitative research exploring older people's experiences of falling and the perceived risk of falling in the community. This will contribute new insights into how falling is perceived by the older community. BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem for older people and healthcare services across the world. Accidental falls in the community are a persistent problem that is generally recognised as an intrinsic risk of ageing. This review provides a new synthesis of evidence that considers older people's perception of falls in the community as new insights are needed if the increasing problems of falls are to be addressed...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544078/emergency-medical-services-providers-perspective-of-end-of-life-decision-making-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Jacqueline McGinley, Deborah P Waldrop, Brian Clemency
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) providers are often called to rapidly determine and act upon patients' wishes for end-of-life care. People with intellectual disabilities are living increasingly longer with complex conditions leading to international calls for person-centred advance care planning. Yet, best estimates suggest that very few people with intellectual disabilities document their wishes. METHODS: This exploratory-descriptive study incorporated mixed methods to analyse data collected consecutively (surveys, n = 239; interviews, n = 48) with EMS providers from five agencies...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544047/comparison-of-oral-fluid-collection-methods-for-the-molecular-detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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Moyra Machado Portilho, Ana Carolina da Fonseca Mendonça, Vanessa Alves Marques, Leticia Cancella Nabuco, Cristiane Alves Villela-Nogueira, Claudia Ivantes, Lia Laura Lewis-Ximenez, Elisabeth Lampe, Livia Melo VIllar
BACKGROUND: This study aims to compare the efficiency of four oral fluid collection methods (Salivette, FTA Card, spitting and DNA-Sal) to detect HBV DNA by qualitative PCR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-four individuals (32 HBV reactive and 42 with no HBV markers) donated serum and oral fluid. In-house qualitative PCR to detect HBV was used for both samples and commercial quantitative PCR for serum. RESULTS: HBV DNA was detected in all serum samples from HBV-infected individuals, and it was not detected in control group...
May 19, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543705/empirical-and-pragmatic-adequacy-of-grounded-theory-advancing-nurse-empowerment-theory-for-nurses-practice
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Sonia A Udod, Louise Racine
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: Drawing on the findings of a grounded theory study aimed at exploring how power is exercised in nurse-manager relationships in the hospital setting, this paper examines the empirical and pragmatic adequacy of grounded theory as a methodology to advance the concept of empowerment in the area of nursing leadership and management. BACKGROUND: The evidence on staff nurse empowerment has highlighted the magnitude of individual and organizational outcomes, but has not fully explicated the micro-level processes underlying how power is exercised, shared or created within the nurse-manager relationship...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543587/optical-mapping-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancers-a-pilot-clinical-study
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Anna N Yaroslavsky, Xin Feng, Victor A Neel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common human cancer. Because these tumors often affect the face, there is a strong need for both accurate removal of these neoplasms to prevent recurrence and maximal tissue preservation to prevent cosmetic or functional deformity. Polarization-enhanced reflectance and fluorescence imaging (PERFI) is a new bedside method that uses fluorescent chromophores to image NMSC. While the feasibility of the technique has been successfully demonstrated in ex vivo studies, this is the first pilot study to extend the use of PERFI to in vivo intraoperative imaging of NMSC...
May 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542790/transition-to-motherhood-in-women-with-an-infant-with-special-care-needs
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O Korukcu, A Deliktaş, K Kukulu
BACKGROUND: Mothers of infants with special care needs experience multiple transitions, as their babies are diagnosed with congenital anomalies and hospitalized during their transition to motherhood. AIM: To examine the transition to motherhood in mothers of infants with special care needs, under the guidance of Meleis's Theory of Transition. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative approach was used. We followed a semi-structured form prepared in accordance with Meleis's Theory of Transition's concepts...
May 25, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542525/women-s-role-in-sanitation-decision-making-in-rural-coastal-odisha-india
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Parimita Routray, Belen Torondel, Thomas Clasen, Wolf-Peter Schmidt
BACKGROUND: While women and girls face special risks from lack of access to sanitation facilities, their ability to participate and influence household-level sanitation is not well understood. This paper examines the association between women's decision-making autonomy and latrine construction in rural areas of Odisha, India. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-method study among rural households in Puri district. This included a cross sectional survey among 475 randomly selected households...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542444/regional-brain-amyloid-%C3%AE-accumulation-associates-with-domain-specific-cognitive-performance-in-parkinson-disease-without-dementia
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Rizwan S Akhtar, Sharon X Xie, Yin J Chen, Jacqueline Rick, Rachel G Gross, Ilya M Nasrallah, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, John Q Trojanowski, Alice S Chen-Plotkin, Howard I Hurtig, Andrew D Siderowf, Jacob G Dubroff, Daniel Weintraub
Parkinson disease patients develop clinically significant cognitive impairment at variable times over their disease course, which is often preceded by milder deficits in memory, visuo-spatial, and executive domains. The significance of amyloid-β accumulation to these problems is unclear. We hypothesized that amyloid-β PET imaging by 18F-florbetapir, a radiotracer that detects fibrillar amyloid-β plaque deposits, would identify subjects with global cognitive impairment or poor performance in individual cognitive domains in non-demented Parkinson disease patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542181/the-varieties-of-contemplative-experience-a-mixed-methods-study-of-meditation-related-challenges-in-western-buddhists
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Jared R Lindahl, Nathan E Fisher, David J Cooper, Rochelle K Rosen, Willoughby B Britton
Buddhist-derived meditation practices are currently being employed as a popular form of health promotion. While meditation programs draw inspiration from Buddhist textual sources for the benefits of meditation, these sources also acknowledge a wide range of other effects beyond health-related outcomes. The Varieties of Contemplative Experience study investigates meditation-related experiences that are typically underreported, particularly experiences that are described as challenging, difficult, distressing, functionally impairing, and/or requiring additional support...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542176/measuring-personal-beliefs-and-perceived-norms-about-intimate-partner-violence-population-based-survey-experiment-in-rural-uganda
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Alexander C Tsai, Bernard Kakuhikire, Jessica M Perkins, Dagmar Vořechovská, Amy Q McDonough, Elizabeth L Ogburn, Jordan M Downey, David R Bangsberg
BACKGROUND: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted throughout sub-Saharan Africa indicate there is widespread acceptance of intimate partner violence, contributing to an adverse health risk environment for women. While qualitative studies suggest important limitations in the accuracy of the DHS methods used to elicit attitudes toward intimate partner violence, to date there has been little experimental evidence from sub-Saharan Africa that can be brought to bear on this issue...
May 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542063/drivers-motivating-community-health-improvement-plan-completion-by-local-public-health-agencies-and-community-partners-in-the-rocky-mountain-region-and-western-plains
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Anne Hill, Holly J Wolf, Elaine Scallan, Jenny Case, Yvonne Kellar-Guenther
CONTEXT: There are numerous drivers that motivate completion of community health improvement plans (CHIPs). Some are more obvious and include voluntary public health accreditation, state requirements, federal and state funding, and nonprofit hospital requirements through IRS regulations. Less is known about other drivers, including involvement of diverse partners and belief in best practices, that may motivate CHIP completion. OBJECTIVE: This research investigated the drivers that motivated CHIP completion based on experiences of 51 local public health agencies (LPHAs)...
July 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541661/a-complementary-isothermal-amplification-method-to-the-us-epa-qpcr-approach-for-the-detection-of-enterococci-in-environmental-waters
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Claudia Kolm, Roland Martzy, Kurt Brunner, Robert L Mach, Rudolf Krska, Georg Heinze, Regina Sommer, Georg H Reischer, Andreas H Farnleitner
We report a novel molecular assay, based on helicase-dependent amplification (HDA), for the detection of enterococci as markers for fecal pollution in water. This isothermal assay targets the same Enterococcus 23S rRNA gene region as the existing quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays of the US Environmental Protection Agency Methods 1611 and 1609 but can be entirely performed on a simple heating block. The developed Enterococcus HDA assay successfully discriminated 15 enterococcal from 15 non-enterococcal reference strains and reliably detected 48 environmental isolates of enterococci...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541587/iranian-nurses-challenges-in-caring-for-older-adults-a-content-analysis-study
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Haydeh Heidari, Marjan Mardani-Hamooleh
The current study describes Iranian nurses' challenges in caring for older adults. Participants included 22 nurses who were selected by purposeful method and underwent semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. The interviews were reviewed, and three categories and seven subcategories were noted. The category older adults-nurse interaction challenges included: specific characteristics of older adults and inappropriate interaction between nurses and older adults. The category structural problems included: shortage of nurses, inappropriateness of ward environment, and service problems...
May 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541564/young-people-s-experiences-of-epilepsy-a-scoping-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Judith Chew, John Carpenter, Anne M Haase
Research on childhood epilepsy has predominantly used quantitative methodologies to examine the impact of epilepsy on young people and their families. These studies generally give a negative picture of the condition, which is at odds with a strengths-based social work perspective, and provide little understanding of young people's experiences of living with epilepsy. A systematic review of qualitative studies that explored young people's perspectives was conducted. Inclusion criteria were as follows: young people ages 13 to 18 years diagnosed with epilepsy, qualitative data collection methods, studies published in English-language peer-reviewed journals, and gray literature...
May 25, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541241/stigma-and-self-esteem-a-case-of-hiv-positive-sex-workers
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G Kalemi, S Gkioka, P Tsapatsari, G Tzeferakos, T Kandri, M L Psarra, F Konstantopoulou, A Douzenis
Stigma associated with sex work and HIV can be easily recognized in public reactions towards the members of discriminated groups. Nevertheless, there are only a few studies examining the impact of discrimination to the self-esteem of individuals who suffer the coexistence of multiple stigmatizing conditions. In our case, the unprecedented stigmatization of sex workers through the media as a menace of public health as well as criminals due to their seropositivity should be examined with respect and scientificity...
January 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541207/an-efficient-fusion-based-defogging
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Jing-Ming Guo, Jin-Yu Syue, Vincent Radzicki, Hua Lee
Degradation in visibility is often introduced to images captured in poor weather conditions, such as fog or haze. To overcome this problem, conventional approaches focus mainly on the enhancement of the overall image contrast. However, because of the unspecified light-source distribution or unsuitable mathematical constraints of the cost functions, it is often difficult to achieve quality results. In this paper, a fusion-based transmission estimation method is introduced to adaptively combine two different transmission models...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
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