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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104707/improving-care-standards-for-patients-with-spinal-trauma-combining-a-modified-e-delphi-process-and-stakeholder-interviews-a-study-protocol
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Lisa N Sharwood, Ralph Stanford, James W Middleton, Brian Burns, Anthony Joseph, Oliver Flower, Oran Rigby, Jonathon Ball, Shelly Dhaliwal
INTRODUCTION: Around 300 people sustain a new traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in Australia each year; a relatively low incidence injury with extremely high long-term associated costs. Care standards are inconsistent nationally, lacking in consensus across important components of care such as prehospital spinal immobilisation, timing of surgery and timeliness of transfer to specialist services. This study aims to develop 'expertly defined' and agreed standards of care across the majority of disciplines involved for these patients...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103861/the-saskatchewan-new-brunswick-healthy-start-d%C3%A3-part-sant%C3%A3-intervention-implementation-cost-estimates-of-a-physical-activity-and-healthy-eating-intervention-in-early-learning-centers
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Nazmi Sari, Nazeem Muhajarine, Amanda Froehlich Chow
BACKGROUND: Participation in daily physical activity and consuming a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods are behaviours associated with positive health outcomes during all stages of life. Previous literature suggests that the earlier these behaviours are established the greater the health benefits. As such, early learning settings have been shown to provide an effective avenue for exploring and influencing the physical activity and healthy eating behaviours of children before school entry...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095892/comparative-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-chuna-manual-therapy-versus-conventional-usual-care-for-nonacute-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-multicenter-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-pcrn-study
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Byung-Cheul Shin, Me-Riong Kim, Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Koh-Woon Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kibong Nam, Min Ho Lee, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Kwang-Ho Heo, Namkwen Kim, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: While Chuna manual therapy is a Korean manual therapy widely used primarily for low back pain (LBP)-related disorders in Korea, well-designed studies on the comparative effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy are scarce. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is the protocol for a three-armed, multicenter, pragmatic randomized controlled pilot trial. Sixty severe nonacute LBP patients (pain duration of at least 3 weeks, Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) ≥5) will be recruited at four Korean medicine hospitals...
January 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077905/biomedical-scientific-and-professional-social-networks-in-the-service-of-the-development-of-modern-scientific-publishing
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Izet Masic, Edin Begic
Information technologies have found their application in virtually every branch of health care. In recent years they have demonstrated their potential in the development of online library, where scientists and researchers can share their latest findings. Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Mendeley, Kudos, with the support of platform GoogleScholar, have indeed increased the visibility of scientific work of one author, and enable a much greater availability of the scientific work to the broader audience. Online libraries have allowed free access to the scientific content to the countries that could not follow the economic costs of getting access to certain scientific bases...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063084/methodological-issues-surrounding-the-use-of-baseline-health-related-quality-of-life-data-to-inform-trial-based-economic-evaluations-of-interventions-within-emergency-and-critical-care-settings-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Melina Dritsaki, Felix Achana, James Mason, Stavros Petrou
BACKGROUND: Trial-based cost-utility analyses require health-related quality of life data that generate utility values in order to express health outcomes in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Assessments of baseline health-related quality of life are problematic where trial participants are incapacitated or critically ill at the time of randomisation. This review aims to identify and critique methods for handling non-availability of baseline health-related quality of life data in trial-based cost-utility analyses within emergency and critical illness settings...
January 6, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059054/randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-families-for-health-a-family-based-childhood-obesity-treatment-intervention-delivered-in-a-community-setting-for-ages-6-to-11-years
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Wendy Robertson, Joanna Fleming, Atiya Kamal, Thomas Hamborg, Kamran A Khan, Frances Griffiths, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Nigel Stallard, Stavros Petrou, Douglas Simkiss, Elizabeth Harrison, Sung Wook Kim, Margaret Thorogood
BACKGROUND: Effective programmes to help children manage their weight are required. 'Families for Health' focuses on a parenting approach, designed to help parents develop their parenting skills to support lifestyle change within the family. Families for Health version 1 showed sustained reductions in mean body mass index (BMI) z-score after 2 years in a pilot project. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...
January 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034356/improving-cancer-care-for-children-in-the-developing-world-challenges-and-strategies
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Zakiya Al Lamki
Cancer is a global health problem particularly in developing countries where the burden of cancer is ever increasing and claiming the lives of about 100,000 children under the age of 15 years every year. Majority of these occur in the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) where 90% of world children live. Contributing factors to this trend is the reduction of communicable diseases and emergence of new infections, improvement of nutrition and socio-economic conditions, industrialization and urbanization. However, due to its complexity, childhood cancer is given the least priority by the governments' funding...
December 30, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033343/former-buruli-ulcer-patients-experiences-and-wishes-may-serve-as-a-guide-to-further-improve-buruli-ulcer-management
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Anita Velink, Rebecca J Woolley, Richard O Phillips, Kabiru M Abass, Tjip S van der Werf, Emmanuel Agumah, Janine de Zeeuw, Sandor Klis, Ymkje Stienstra
BACKGROUND: Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is a neglected tropical disease frequently leading to permanent disabilities. The ulcers are treated with rifampicin and streptomycin, wound care and, if necessary surgical intervention. Professionals have exclusively shaped the research agenda concerning management and control, while patients' perspective on priorities and preferences have not explicitly been explored or addressed. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To get insight into patient perception of the management and control of Buruli ulcer a mixed methods research design was applied with a questionnaire and focus group discussions among former BU patients...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024862/perceived-urban-neighborhood-environment-for-physical-activity-of-older-adults-in-seoul-korea-a-multimethod-qualitative-study
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Seunghyun Yoo, Dong Ha Kim
This study assessed the attributes of a perceived urban neighborhood environment for the physical activity (PA) of older adults by applying a qualitative multimethod approach to collect both descriptive and spatial information. Conducted in a northern community of Seoul, Korea, from April 2014 to November 2015, data collection methods included 90 walking tours by researchers, 46 face-to-face, semi-structured interviews combined with qualitative mapping with senior residents aged 65+, 19 guided tours with the interviewees, and 3 focus groups with 12 community service providers...
December 24, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017435/informing-vaccine-decision-making-a-strategic-multi-attribute-ranking-tool-for-vaccines-smart-vaccines-2-0
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Stacey Knobler, Karin Bok, Bruce Gellin
SMART Vaccines 2.0 software is being developed to support decision-making among multiple stakeholders in the process of prioritizing investments to optimize the outcomes of vaccine development and deployment. Vaccines and associated vaccination programs are one of the most successful and effective public health interventions to prevent communicable diseases and vaccine researchers are continually working towards expanding targets for communicable and non-communicable diseases through preventive and therapeutic modes...
December 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999872/-whole-genome-sequencing-in-german-clinical-practice-economic-impacts-of-its-use-in-selected-areas-of-application
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Marika Plöthner, Martin Frank, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is a growing issue in medical care. Due to limited resources in public health service, budget-impact analyses are necessary prior to implementation. OBJECTIVE: A budget-impact analysis for WGS of all newborns and diagnostic investigation of tumor patients in different oncologic indications were evaluated. METHODS: A cost analysis of WGS based on a quality-assured process chart for WGS at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, constitutes the basis for this evaluation...
December 20, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999476/advancing-aged-care-a-systematic-review-of-economic-evaluations-of-workforce-structures-and-care-processes-in-a-residential-care-setting
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REVIEW
Tiffany Easton, Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty, Julie Ratcliffe
Long-term care for older people is provided in both residential and non-residential settings, with residential settings tending to cater for individuals with higher care needs. Evidence relating to the costs and effectiveness of different workforce structures and care processes is important to facilitate the future planning of residential aged care services to promote high quality care and to enhance the quality of life of individuals living in residential care. A systematic review conducted up to December 2015 identified 19 studies containing an economic component; seven included a complete economic evaluation and 12 contained a cost analysis only...
2016: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992552/economic-evaluation-of-family-planning-interventions-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Neily Zakiyah, Antoinette D I van Asselt, Frank Roijmans, Maarten J Postma
BACKGROUND: A significant number of women in low and middle income countries (L-MICs) who need any family planning, experience a lack in access to modern effective methods. This study was conducted to review potential cost effectiveness of scaling up family planning interventions in these regions from the published literatures and assess their implication for policy and future research. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review was performed in several electronic databases i...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991417/the-economic-burden-of-chronic-psychotic-disorders-in-ontario
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Claire de Oliveira, Joyce Cheng, Juergen Rehm, Paul Kurdyak
BACKGROUND: Chronic psychotic disorders are severe and disabling mental disorders associated with poor psychiatric and medical outcomes. These disorders are considered one of the most costly mental disorders due young age at onset and the need for intensive health care over the life course. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to estimate the direct health care costs of chronic psychotic disorders in Ontario in 2012 from the perspective of the third-party payer (i...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966409/the-men-s-safer-sex-project-intervention-development-and-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial-of-an-interactive-digital-intervention-to-increase-condom-use-in-men
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Julia V Bailey, Rosie Webster, Rachael Hunter, Mark Griffin, Nicholas Freemantle, Greta Rait, Claudia Estcourt, Susan Michie, Jane Anderson, Judith Stephenson, Makeda Gerressu, Chee Siang Ang, Elizabeth Murray
BACKGROUND: This report details the development of the Men's Safer Sex website and the results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT), health economic assessment and qualitative evaluation. OBJECTIVES: (1) Develop the Men's Safer Sex website to address barriers to condom use; (2) determine the best design for an online RCT; (3) inform the methods for collecting and analysing health economic data; (4) assess the Sexual Quality of Life (SQoL) questionnaire and European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions, three-level version (EQ-5D-3L) to calculate quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs); and (5) explore clinic staff and men's views of online research methodology...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965874/can-a-mindfulness-informed-intervention-reduce-aggressive-behaviour-in-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-protocol-for-a-feasibility-study
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Gemma Maria Griffith, Robert Jones, Richard Patrick Hastings, Rebecca S Crane, Judith Roberts, Jonathan Williams, Lucy Bryning, Zoe Hoare, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10-20 % of adults with intellectual disabilities engage in challenging behaviours such as aggression, destructiveness, and self-injury, which are often accompanied by feelings of anger. The inability to manage anger can reduce quality of life. For example, aggression is a strong predictor of out-of-area placements and is a risk variable for abuse. Recent research suggests that mindfulness-based therapies (specifically, Singh's Soles of the Feet meditation) can help people with intellectual disabilities manage angry emotions, with resultant reductions in challenging behaviour...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965871/using-specialist-screening-practitioners-ssps-to-increase-uptake-of-the-bowel-scope-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-screening-programme-a-study-protocol-for-a-feasibility-single-stage-phase-ii-trial
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Lesley M McGregor, Hanna Skrobanski, Hayley Miller, Mary Ritchie, Lindy Berkman, Stephen Morris, Colin Rees, Christian von Wagner
BACKGROUND: The NHS Bowel Scope Screening (BSS) programme offers men and women aged 55 years a once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), a test that can help reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. However, the benefits of BSS are contingent on uptake. This National Institute for Health Research-funded single-stage phase II trial will test the feasibility of using patient navigation (PN), an intervention that offers support to patients to overcome barriers to healthcare, to increase BSS uptake within a socially deprived area of England...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965862/behavioural-activation-therapy-for-depression-after-stroke-beads-a-study-protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial-of-a-psychological-intervention-for-post-stroke-depression
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Shirley A Thomas, Elizabeth Coates, Roshan das Nair, Nadina B Lincoln, Cindy Cooper, Rebecca Palmer, Stephen J Walters, Nicholas R Latimer, Timothy J England, Laura Mandefield, Timothy Chater, Patrick Callaghan, Avril E R Drummond
BACKGROUND: There is currently insufficient evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological therapies for treating post-stroke depression. METHODS/DESIGN: BEADS is a parallel group feasibility multicentre randomised controlled trial with nested qualitative research and economic evaluation. The aim is to evaluate the feasibility of undertaking a full trial comparing behavioural activation (BA) to usual stroke care for 4 months for patients with post-stroke depression...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965837/optimisation-of-complex-health-interventions-prior-to-a-randomised-controlled-trial-a-scoping-review-of-strategies-used
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REVIEW
Sara Levati, Pauline Campbell, Rachael Frost, Nadine Dougall, Mary Wells, Cam Donaldson, Suzanne Hagen
BACKGROUND: Many complex intervention trials fail to show an intervention effect. Although this may be due to genuine ineffectiveness, it may also be the result of sub-optimal intervention design, implementation failure or a combination of these. Given current financial constraints and the pressure to reduce waste and increase value in health services research, pre-trial strategies are needed to reduce the likelihood of design or implementation failure and to maximise the intervention's potential for effectiveness...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934539/healthcare-reform-in-the-middle-east-and-the-usa
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Mustafa Z Younis
Mustafa Z Younis speaks to Laura Dormer, Commissioning Editor: Dr Mustafa Z Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. Dr Younis has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr Younis has administrative experience as Senior Adviser for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program...
January 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
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