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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767280/yoga-practice-is-associated-with-superior-motor-imagery-performance
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Susannah H Hartnoll, T David Punt
Yoga is an activity that aims to integrate physical, mental and spiritual elements and is an increasingly popular approach to enhancing physical fitness. The integration of imagery within yoga practice is considered an important component and may be critical in contributing to the benefits of yoga that have been reported. In this study, we tested whether individuals who practice yoga demonstrate superior performance on an objective measure of implicit motor imagery. Thirty-six participants (18 yoga, 18 nonyoga) matched for age, sex and handedness, undertook the hand laterality recognition task; an objective measure of implicit motor imagery performance...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755518/hymen-protection-and-the-sexual-practices-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-female-university-students-from-lebanon
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Faysal El Kak, Noura El Salibi, Rola Yasmine, Lilian Ghandour
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between hymen protection and women's alternative sexual practices, perceptions, and attitudes. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was administered among university students (aged 18-30 years) in Lebanon between April 30 and August 31, 2012. The present analysis focused on female students who had engaged in oral/anal sex. RESULTS: Among 416 included women, 163 (39.3%) reported anal/oral sex to protect their hymen...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699996/quality-of-life-and-religious-spiritual-coping-in-palliative-cancer-care-patients
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Ticiane Dionizio de Sousa Matos, Silmara Meneguin, Maria de Lourdes da Silva Ferreira, Helio Amante Miot
Objectives: to compare the quality of life and religious-spiritual coping of palliative cancer care patients with a group of healthy participants; assess whether the perceived quality of life is associated with the religious-spiritual coping strategies; identify the clinical and sociodemographic variables related to quality of life and religious-spiritual coping. Method: cross-sectional study involving 96 palliative outpatient care patient at a public hospital in the interior of the state of São Paulo and 96 healthy volunteers, using a sociodemographic questionnaire, the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire and the Brief Religious-Spiritual Coping scale...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665521/traumatic-stress-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Gary Rodin, Amy Deckert, Eryn Tong, Lisa W Le, Anne Rydall, Aaron Schimmer, Charles R Marmar, Chris Lo, Camilla Zimmermann
OBJECTIVE: Acute leukemia (AL) is associated with an immediate threat to life, an unpredictable clinical course, and substantial physical suffering. Traumatic stress symptoms that may meet criteria for acute stress disorder (ASD) may be common and disabling in this context, but have received little clinical attention. We investigated the incidence over time and risk factors for traumatic stress symptoms and ASD in the 3 months following diagnosis or relapse of AL. METHODS: Individuals with AL were recruited at a tertiary cancer centre in Canada within one month of diagnosis or relapse...
June 30, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662610/-church-hurt-can-be-the-worst-hurt-community-stakeholder-perceptions-of-the-role-of-black-churches-in-hiv-prevention-among-young-black-gay-and-bisexual-men
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Emily S Pingel, José A Bauermeister
Black gay and bisexual men aged 15-29 are disproportionately represented among new cases of HIV in the USA. Researchers have argued that community-based prevention cannot succeed without the participation of faith-based organisations, particularly given the salience of religion and spirituality in the lives of young Black gay and bisexual men. Yet some Black churches may be hesitant to engage in HIV prevention efforts given their beliefs about same-sex behaviour. It is less clear, however, whether and how public health practitioners in the field of HIV prevention have approached church inclusion...
June 30, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648149/attitudes-to-sexual-health-in-the-united-states-results-from-a-national-survey-of-youth-aged-15-25-years
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Matthew Hogben, Christopher Harper, Melissa A Habel, Kathryn Brookmeyer, Allison Friedman
Background: Several common global definitions of sexual health refer to physical, emotional and social well-being, with respect to sexuality, and also to the need for this well-being to be reflected for all individuals in relationships. How well sexual health definitions fit US youths' attitudes to sexual health, and associations between these attitudes, sexual behaviours and sexual health care were assessed. Methods: In total, 4017 youth aged between 15 and 25 years via an online survey panel, weighted to be representative of the US population, were surveyed...
June 26, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575899/effects-of-a-12-month-educational-intervention-on-clinicians-attitudes-practices-regarding-the-screening-spiritual-history
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Harold G Koenig, Kathleen Perno, Alaattin Erkanli, Ted Hamilton
OBJECTIVES: Patients' spiritual values, beliefs, and preferences are identified in outpatient medical settings by the taking of a screening spiritual history (SSH). We report the impact of an educational/training program on the attitudes/practices of physicians (MDs) and midlevel practitioners (MLPs). METHODS: A convenience sample of 1082 MDs or MLPs in outpatient practices was approached to participate in a 12-month educational/training program in this single-group experimental study...
June 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472987/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-by-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-haemodialysis-in-trinidad-a-descriptive-study
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Mandreker Bahall
BACKGROUND: Despite the paucity of scientific evidence, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used for the prevention and treatment of illness, holistic care, and counteracting the adverse effects of conventional medicine (CM). This study investigates the use of CAM by patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis. METHODS: This quantitative study was conducted from November 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 in the haemodialysis unit at San Fernando General Hospital (San Fernando, Trinidad)...
May 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319751/spirituality-religiosity-substance-use-and-hiv-testing-among-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Adam W Carrico, Erik David Storholm, Annesa Flentje, Emily A Arnold, Lance M Pollack, Torsten B Neilands, Gregory M Rebchook, John L Peterson, Agatha Eke, Wayne Johnson, Susan M Kegeles
BACKGROUND: Spirituality and religiosity may serve as both a resource and a barrier to HIV prevention with young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). We examined indices of spirituality/religiosity as correlates of binge drinking, stimulant use, and recent HIV testing in a sample of YBMSM. METHODS: From 2011-2013, annual venue-based surveys of sexually active YBMSM ages 18-29 were conducted in Dallas and Houston, Texas. Binge drinking and stimulant use were assessed in the past two months...
May 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274222/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-health-care-providers-regarding-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-trinidad-and-tobago
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Mandreker Bahall, George Legall
BACKGROUND: Health care providers are often ill prepared to interact about or make acceptable conclusions on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) despite its widespread use. We explored the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of health care providers regarding CAM. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March 1 and July 31, 2015 among health care providers working mainly in the public sector in Trinidad and Tobago. A 34-item questionnaire was distributed and used for data collection...
March 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213630/religious-coping-with-sexual-stigma-in-young-adults-with-same-sex-attractions
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Shauna K Lauricella, Russell E Phillips, Eric F Dubow
The present study assessed religious coping with sexual stigma in 260 young adults with same-sex attractions. Although the majority of the sample rarely utilized religious coping, a significant minority of participants frequently turned to religion to deal with sexual stigma. Controlling for demographic and general religious variables, positive religious coping (e.g., connecting with God) was associated with beneficial outcomes, and negative religious coping (e.g., frustrations with one's spiritual community) related to poorer adjustment to sexual stigma...
August 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028660/sex-specific-impact-of-spiritual-beliefs-and-sleep-quality-on-degree-of-psychological-distress
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Adam P Knowlden, Meghan E Shewmake, Maranda Burns, Andy Harcrow
The purpose of this study was to test a set of hypotheses suggesting sleep quality and spiritual beliefs differed according to degree of psychological distress and biological sex. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index measured sleep quality, the Beliefs and Values Scale measured spiritual beliefs, and the Kessler-6 Psychological Distress Scale measured distress. A factorial MANOVA tested the model. Higher sleep quality and greater spiritual beliefs were associated with lower levels of distress. Women exhibited lower sleep quality than men, whereas spiritual beliefs were equivalent between sexes...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012114/differential-effects-of-family-structure-on-religion-and-spirituality-of-emerging-adult-males-and-females
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Paul J Handal, John W Lace
This study examined measures of religion and spirituality in a sample of male and female emerging adult college students whose parents were either divorced or intact using the Personal Religious Inventory, the Duke University Religion Index, the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale, the Spiritual Transcendence Scale, and the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale. Data were collected online, and 66% of participants received extra credit for participating. A main effect of sex was found, as females reported significantly higher scores than men on all but one measure of religion and spirituality, and the dataset was separated by sex...
August 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909236/sexual-risk-behaviors-of-african-american-adolescent-females-the-role-of-cognitive-and-religious-factors
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Safiya George Dalmida, Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola, Dora Clayton-Jones, Tami L Thomas, Ricardo J Erazo Toscano, Rashunda Lewis, Terri Fleming, Shirley Taylor, Macie Lunyong
INTRODUCTION: African American (AA) high school-age girls are more likely to have had sex before age 13 years and have higher rates of all sexually transmitted infections. Cognition and religion/spirituality are associated with adolescent sexuality, therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify cognitive and religious substrates of AA girls' risky sexual behaviors. METHOD: A descriptive study was conducted with 65 AA girls aged 15 to 20 years using computerized questionnaires and cognitive function tasks...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806532/evaluation-of-simultaneous-effect-of-lovastatin-plus-fluoxetine-on-depression-using-linear-mixed-model-with-lasso-penalty
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Marjan Faghih, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Seyyed Mohhamad Taghi Ayatollahi
The effect of lovastatin plus fluoxetine on depression has been investigated in many studies, but ignoring other effective factors has decreased the accuracy of the results. The aim of this study was to assess the simultaneous effect of lovastatin plus fluoxetine on depression while controlling a large number of potential covariates using penalized linear mixed model in a longitudinal study. 60 patients with major depressive disorder according to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria were enrolled. The sample was randomly allocated into fluoxetine (up to 40 mg/day) plus lovastatin (30 mg/day) group and fluoxetine (up to 40 mg/day) plus placebo group...
August 4, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617042/examination-of-life-satisfaction-child-maltreatment-potential-and-substance-use-in-mothers-referred-for-treatment-by-child-protective-services-for-child-neglect-and-substance-abuse-implications-for-intervention-planning
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Christopher P Plant, Brad Donohue, Jason M Holland
There is evidence to suggest mothers who are served by child protective service agencies are relatively dissatisfied in their lives, leading some investigators to conclude life dissatisfaction may be associated with child maltreatment. To assist in better understanding this relationship the Life Satisfaction Scale for Caregivers (LSSC) was psychometrically developed in a sample of 72 mothers who were referred for behavioral treatment for child neglect and substance abuse by caseworkers from a local child protective service agency...
September 2016: Applied Research in Quality of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610905/spiritual-darkness-reflections-on-a-medical-mission
#17
Rosalinda Ramirez Jimenez
This is a reflective analysis on the lived experience of a medical mission in a third world country, where young women are abused and trafficked for sex. Practices of Scripture study, Lectio Divina, and contemplative prayer enabled me to deal with the spiritual darkness we encountered. Opening a dialogue with community members to view males and females in a different manner and battling alongside the local mission and ministers against sex trafficking, are not easy tasks. The perseverance found in the Bible gives us hope to be witnesses and healers in our broken world, and a small part in change that can take root with prayer...
October 2016: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522466/health-related-quality-of-life-in-hiv-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bo Song, Cunling Yan, Yuanlong Lin, Fuxiang Wang, Limei Wang
BACKGROUND China is undergoing a rapid growth in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic involving men who have sex with men (MSM). Reports about their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are scarce. This study aimed to assess the HRQOL and factors influencing HIV-positive MSM in a city in the northeast of China. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in Harbin city (Heilongjiang, China). HIV-positive MSM (n=125) were interviewed using the WHOQOL-HIV-BRIEF scale, the Berger HIV Stigma Scale, and other HIV-related questionnaires from June to August 2013...
August 14, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493929/religious-experiences-of-iranian-transgenders-a-qualitative-study
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Farnoosh Safavifar, Mehrdad Eftekhar, Kaveh Alavi, Reza Negarandeh, Amir Hossein Jalali, Maryam Eftekhar
BACKGROUND: Gender identity disorder and its treatment with sex reassignment surgery is a profound experience, which can affect the mental, interpersonal, social and religious aspects of one's life. METHODS: This was a qualitative content analysis study focusing on the various dimensions of the experiences of seven patients suffering from gender identity disorder in a female-to-male subgroup. This study presents a report concerning the religious aspects of their experience...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357870/epidemiological-review-of-relation-between-gender-and-traumatic-injuries-in-hospitals-in-iran
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Maryam Ameri, Kamran Aghakhani, Shahrokh Mehrpisheh, Ebrahim Ameri, Azadeh Memarian
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic injury including fractures of limbs, hip or spine or the injuries of soft tissue, muscles, ligaments and tendons lesions are the most common traumatic injuries these days, and impose a significant material and spiritual cost to the communities every year. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relation between injuries and the mechanism of injuries and gender. METHODS: In these studies 2480 patients with mean age of 29.9±17.8 referred to Shafa Yahyaeian Hospital in Tehran, Iran were participated...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
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