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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455628/ng%C3%A4-whak%C3%A4-whitinga-standing-at-the-crossroads-how-m%C3%A4-ori-understand-what-western-psychiatry-calls-schizophrenia
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Melissa Taitimu, John Read, Tracey McIntosh
This project explored how Māori understand experiences commonly labelled "schizophrenic" or "psychotic". Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 57 Māori participants who had either personal experiences labelled as "psychosis" or "schizophrenia", or who work with people with such experiences; including tangata whaiora (users of mental health services), tohunga (traditional healers), kaumatua/kuia (elders), Māori clinicians, cultural support workers and students...
January 1, 2018: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454331/the-increasing-importance-of-a-continence-nurse-specialist-to-improve-outcomes-and-save-costs-of-urinary-incontinence-care-an-analysis-of-future-policy-scenarios
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Margreet G Franken, Isaac Corro Ramos, Jeanine Los, Maiwenn J Al
BACKGROUND: In an ageing population, it is inevitable to improve the management of care for community-dwelling elderly with incontinence. A previous study showed that implementation of the Optimum Continence Service Specification (OCSS) for urinary incontinence in community-dwelling elderly with four or more chronic diseases results in a reduction of urinary incontinence, an improved quality of life, and lower healthcare and lower societal costs. The aim of this study was to explore future consequences of the OCSS strategy of various healthcare policy scenarios in an ageing population...
February 17, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453514/prevalence-and-determinants-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-among-the-overweight-and-obese-singaporeans-seeking-weight-management-including-bariatric-surgery-a-relationship-with-bone-health
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Marc Weijie Ong, Chun Hai Tan, Anton Kui Sing Cheng
PURPOSE: Low vitamin D status is prevalent worldwide and has been linked to a variety of pathologies including obesity in adults. The severity of vitamin D deficiency amongst the overweight and obese Singaporeans is not well documented. The purpose of this prospective observational study was to assess the prevalence and determinants of vitamin D deficiency in a multi-ethnic Asian population referred for weight management, including those seeking bariatric surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 111 consecutive subjects referred to a single institution weight management service in Singapore...
February 16, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449950/impact-of-malnutrition-on-survival-and-healthcare-utilization-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Naseer Ahmed, Yong Choe, Vikkie A Mustad, Sumita Chakraborty, Scott Goates, Menghua Luo, Jeffrey I Mechanick
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pre-existing malnutrition on survival and economic implications in elderly patients with diabetes. Research design and methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted to examine the impact of malnutrition with or without other significant health conditions on survival time and healthcare costs using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 1999 to 2014 for beneficiaries with a confirmed first date of initial diagnosis of diabetes (n=15 121 131)...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449351/regional-variation-and-predictors-of-over-registration-in-english-primary-care-in-2014-a-spatial-analysis
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Patrick Burch, Tim Doran, Evangelos Kontopantelis
BACKGROUND: There are more people registered with a general practice in England than are estimated to be resident in the country. The reasons behind this are not fully understood. We investigated the levels of over-registration (or under-registration) in English primary care, their regional variability and their association with population and geographical characteristics. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using mid-year population estimates for 2014 and general practice populations for the same year...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444686/cumulative-incidence-distribution-and-determinants-of-catastrophic-health-expenditure-in-nepal-results-from-the-living-standards-survey
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Mamata Ghimire, Rakesh Ayer, Masahide Kondo
BACKGROUND: Nepal has committed to the global community to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. Nevertheless, Nepal still has a high proportion of out-of-pocket health payment and a limited risk-pooling mechanism. Out-of-pocket payment for the healthcare services could result in catastrophic health expenditure (CHE). Evidence is required to effectively channel the efforts to lower those expenses in order to achieve universal health coverage. However, little is known about CHE and its determinants in a broad national context in Nepal...
February 14, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436192/effects-of-physician-volume-on-readmission-and-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure-nationwide-cohort-study
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Joo Eun Lee, Eun Cheol Park, Suk Yong Jang, Sang Ah Lee, Yoon Soo Choy, Tae Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: Readmission and mortality rates of patients with heart failure are good indicators of care quality. To determine whether hospital resources are associated with care quality for cardiac patients, we analyzed the effect of number of physicians and the combined effects of number of physicians and beds on 30-day readmission and 1-year mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used national cohort sample data of the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) claims in 2002-2013...
March 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435802/measuring-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-community-and-facility-based-care-settings-with-the-interrai-assessment-instruments-development-of-a-crosswalk-to-hui3
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John P Hirdes, Julie Bernier, Rochelle Garner, Philippe Finès, Micaela Jantzi
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures are of interest because they can be used to describe health of populations and represent a broader health outcome for population health analyses than mortality rates or life expectancy. The most widely used measure of HRQoL for deriving estimates of health-adjusted life expectancy is the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3). The HUI3 is available in most national surveys administered by Statistics Canada, and has been used as part of a microsimulation model to examine the impact of neurological conditions over the life course...
February 12, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434014/how-can-social-media-lead-to-co-production-co-delivery-of-new-services-for-the-elderly-population-a-qualitative-study
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Hadi Daneshvar, Stuart Anderson, Robin Williams, Hajar Mozaffar
BACKGROUND: The future of health care services in the European Union faces the triple challenges of aging, fiscal restriction, and inclusion. Co-production offers ways to manage informal care resources to help them cater for the growing needs of elderly people. Social media (SM) is seen as a critical enabler for co-production. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate how SM-private Facebook groups, forums, Twitter, and blogging-acts as an enabler of co-production in health and care by facilitating its four underlying principles: equality, diversity, accessibility, and reciprocity...
February 12, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433508/research-priority-setting-reproductive-health-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory
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Niveen M E Abu-Rmeileh, Rula Ghandour, Marina Tucktuck, Mohammad Obiedallah
BACKGROUND: Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is an authority with limited resources. Therefore, research conducted in such a setting should be prioritized and coordinated to follow a national research agenda. This study aims to produce a research agenda for reproductive health in the oPt that can be utilized by reproductive health stakeholders and contribute to the development of policy-based evidence to guide health practice. METHODS: In the current study, we followed research prioritization methods developed by the World Health Organization-Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative...
February 13, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429359/-general-practitioners-and-eldercare-reflected-in-a-survey-by-questionnaire
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Anett Mária Tróbert, Zsuzsanna Széman
According to statistical data, the number of healthy life years is not increasing in proportion with the longer average life expectancy. In the ageing societies, the long-term care systems are increasingly overburdened; cost-efficient operation and the related coordination of services is one of the key questions for their sustainability. The present separation of the health care and social care systems causes numerous difficulties. One aim of the online research by questionnaire was to survey the attitude of general practitioners - who play a very important part in care for the elderly - towards their elder patients, the patients' family members, and social workers providing eldercare...
February 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417001/locomotor-problems-among-rural-elderly-population-in-a-district-of-aligarh-north-india
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Mohd Maroof, Anees Ahmad, Najam Khalique, M Athar Ansari
Introduction: Locomotor functions decline with the age along with other physiological changes. This results in deterioration of the quality of life with decreased social and economic role in the society, as well as increased dependency, for the health care and other basic services. The demographic transition resulting in increased proportion of elderly may pose a burden to the health system. Objectives: To find the prevalence of locomotor problems among the elderly population, and related sociodemographic factors...
July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412330/contribution-of-chronic-diseases-to-the-prevalence-of-disability-in-basic-and-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-in-elderly-brazilians-the-national-health-survey-2013
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Antônio Macêdo Costa Filho, Juliana Vaz de Melo Mambrini, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa, Sérgio Viana Peixoto
This study's objective was to assess the contribution of selected chronic diseases to the prevalence of disability in elderly Brazilians, based on data from the National Health Survey (PNS 2013). Disability was defined as some degree of difficulty in performing ten activities, considering three levels: (i) without disability; (ii) disabled only in some instrumental activity of daily living (IADL); and (iii) disabled in some basic activity of daily living (BADL). The multinomial additive hazards model was the attribution method used to assess the contribution of each self-reported chronic condition (hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, depression, heart disease, and lung disease) to the prevalence of disability in this population, stratified by sex and age bracket (60 to 74 years and 75 or older)...
February 5, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410590/effect-of-musculoskeletal-pain-of-care-workers-on-job-satisfaction
#14
DeokJu Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the musculoskeletal pain of care workers and investigate its effect on their job satisfaction. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 87 care workers working at C elderly care service center in P region. The average age of men was 62.5 ± 3.4 years and that of women was 57.3 ± 2.7 years. The 'Guidelines for Risk Factor Survey on Tasks with Musculoskeletal Burden' of the KOSHA CODE (H-30-2003) of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) was used for measurement of musculoskeletal pain...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407606/family-poly-victimization-and-cyberbullying-among-adolescents-in-a-chinese-school-sample
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QiQi Chen, Camilla K M Lo, Yuhong Zhu, Anne Cheung, Ko Ling Chan, Patrick Ip
The sustained increase in their use of social networking facilitates the development of adolescents but comes with the risk of cyberbullying, which creates new challenges in regard to adolescent protection. Past evidence shows that family victimization may play an essential role in the way adolescents learn cyberbullying behaviors. Yet, research on the co-occurrence of family victimization and cyberbullying is limited. This study aims to investigate the associations between cyberbullying and family victimization among adolescents, and to examine the health correlates of cyberbullying and family poly-victimization...
February 1, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405014/-sharing-perspectives-on-home-healthcare
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Pi-Shan Hsu, Jui-An Chen, Yu-Tso Chen, Han-Ming Wu, Szu-Ying Lee, Chung-Liang Lai
The baby boom after World War II, coupled with the rapid advances in medical technology and public health, has led to the current rapid aging in the world's population. Countries in Asia are experiencing a faster rate of aging than most other countries around the world. Taiwan is expected to advance from an aged society to a super-aged society in the next 7~10 years. Consequently, the demand for long-term care is increasing. The focus of healthcare has changed from acute to chronic, from disease-oriented to function-oriented and from cure to care...
February 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394933/social-health-insurance-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-community-dwelling-adults-in-china
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Zhonghua Wang, Xiangjun Li, Mingsheng Chen, Lei Si
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have analyzed health insurance worldwide, most focus on whole populations rather than specific vulnerable groups. There is a lack of studies that compare different schemes. This paper evaluates the impact of different types of social health insurance and other associated factors on healthcare utilization and costs among middle-aged and elderly Chinese adults. METHODS: Data were obtained from a nationally representative middle-aged and elderly household survey, the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, which was conducted in 2015...
February 2, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393807/health-care-service-use-among-elderly-seasonal-migrators
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Molly Moore Jeffery, Julian Wolfson, Sarah K Meier, Bryan E Dowd, Jean M Abraham, Robert L Kane
Elderly seasonal migrators share time between homes in different states, presenting challenges for care coordination and patient attribution methods. Medicare has prioritized alternative payment models, putting health care providers at risk for quality and value of services delivered to their attributed patients, regardless of the location of care. Little research is available to guide providers and payers on the service use of seasonal migrators. The authors use claims data on fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries' locations throughout the year to (1) identify seasonal migrators and (2) describe the care they receive in each seasonal home, focusing on primary care and emergency department (ED) visits and the relationships between the two...
February 2, 2018: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389841/emergency-general-surgery-in-geriatric-patients-a-statewide-analysis-of-surgeon-and-hospital-volume-with-outcomes
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Ambar Mehta, Linda A Dultz, Bellal Joseph, Joseph K Canner, Kent Stevens, Christian Jones, Elliot R Haut, David T Efron, Joseph V Sakran
INTRODUCTION: Geriatric patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS) face significant morbidity and mortality. We assessed how surgeon and hospital volumes affected these outcomes. METHODS: We identified patients at least 65 years old in Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission database from 2012-2014 who underwent one of 12 EGS procedures, as defined by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and then calculated four outcomes: mortality rate, the incidence of at least one of eight common in-hospital EGS complications, failure-to-rescue (death after experiencing a postoperative complication), and the 30-day readmission rate...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386027/the-effect-of-informal-caregiver-support-on-utilization-of-acute-health-services-among-home-care-clients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Robert Abtan, Nooshin Khobzi Rotondi, Alison Macpherson, Michael Anthony Rotondi
BACKGROUND: Emergency department visits and hospitalizations (EDVH) place a large burden on patients and the health care system. The presence of informal caregivers may be beneficial for reducing EDVH among patients with specific diagnoses. Our objective was to determine whether the presence of an informal caregiver was associated with the occurrence of an EDVH among clients 50 years of age or older. METHODS: Using a database accessed through the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), we identified 479 adults over 50 years of age who received home care in Toronto, Canada...
January 31, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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