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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163947/mechanical-diagnosis-and-therapy-enhances-attitude-toward-self-management-in-people-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-preliminary-evidence-with-a-before-after-design
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Hiroshi Takasaki
Objectives: Mechanical diagnosis and therapy is one of the most common approaches for the management of low back pain. In mechanical diagnosis and therapy, a great emphasis is placed on patient education so that patients can manage their problems by themselves. However, there has been no evidence that mechanical diagnosis and therapy actually enhances patient's self-management skills. This study aimed to preliminarily investigate whether self-reported skills of self-management for musculoskeletal problems are enhanced through the course of mechanical diagnosis and therapy...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162583/international-consensus-on-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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REVIEW
Thomas Danne, Revital Nimri, Tadej Battelino, Richard M Bergenstal, Kelly L Close, J Hans DeVries, Satish Garg, Lutz Heinemann, Irl Hirsch, Stephanie A Amiel, Roy Beck, Emanuele Bosi, Bruce Buckingham, Claudio Cobelli, Eyal Dassau, Francis J Doyle, Simon Heller, Roman Hovorka, Weiping Jia, Tim Jones, Olga Kordonouri, Boris Kovatchev, Aaron Kowalski, Lori Laffel, David Maahs, Helen R Murphy, Kirsten Nørgaard, Christopher G Parkin, Eric Renard, Banshi Saboo, Mauro Scharf, William V Tamborlane, Stuart A Weinzimer, Moshe Phillip
Measurement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) has been the traditional method for assessing glycemic control. However, it does not reflect intra- and interday glycemic excursions that may lead to acute events (such as hypoglycemia) or postprandial hyperglycemia, which have been linked to both microvascular and macrovascular complications. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), either from real-time use (rtCGM) or intermittently viewed (iCGM), addresses many of the limitations inherent in HbA1c testing and self-monitoring of blood glucose...
December 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162560/diabetes-data-management-system-to-improve-glycemic-control-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes-prospective-cohort-study
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Concetta Irace, Matthias Axel Schweitzer, Cesare Tripolino, Faustina Barbara Scavelli, Agostino Gnasso
BACKGROUND: Smartphone and Web technology can improve the health care process, especially in chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of blood glucose (BG) data management system, which enables connection to smartphones, the Web, the cloud, and downloading, can improve glycemic control in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: This study was a prospective, single-arm, cohort feasibility study with 6 months of duration...
November 21, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160826/the-communication-awareness-relationships-and-empowerment-c-a-r-e-model-an-effective-tool-for-engaging-urban-communities-in-community-based-participatory-research
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Joniqua Ceasar, Marlene H Peters-Lawrence, Valerie Mitchell, Tiffany M Powell-Wiley
Little is known about recruitment methods for racial/ethnic minority populations from resource-limited areas for community-based health and needs assessments, particularly assessments that incorporate mobile health (mHealth) technology for characterizing physical activity and dietary intake. We examined whether the Communication, Awareness, Relationships and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) model could reduce challenges recruiting and retaining participants from faith-based organizations in predominantly African American Washington, D...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159907/the-ability-to-self-monitor-cognitive-performance-during-60%C3%A2-h-total-sleep-deprivation-and-following-2%C3%A2-nights-recovery-sleep
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Johanna M Boardman, Bei Bei, Alix Mellor, Clare Anderson, Tracey L Sletten, Sean P A Drummond
We aimed to investigate whether self-monitoring of performance is altered during 60 h of total sleep deprivation, following 2 nights of recovery sleep, and by task difficulty and/or subjective sleepiness. Forty adults (22 females, aged 19-39 years) underwent a 5-day protocol, with a well-rested day, 66 h total sleep deprivation (last test session at 60 h), and 2 nights of 8 h recovery sleep. An arithmetic task (MATH) with three difficulty levels assessed working memory. The Psychomotor Vigilance Task assessed sustained attention...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156446/who-is-watching-user-generated-alcohol-posts-on-social-media
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Eilin K Erevik, Ståle Pallesen, Cecilie S Andreassen, Øystein Vedaa, Torbjørn Torsheim
AIM: To examine students' exposure to user-generated alcohol content on social media, and identify characteristics (i.e. demographics, personality traits, alcohol use, alcohol-related cognitions, and social media factors) associated with monthly or more frequent exposure. METHOD: College/university students (N=11,236) in Bergen, Norway, completed a web-survey measuring exposure to alcohol on social media - both frequency and interpretations of alcohol content. The survey included questions regarding demographics, personality, alcohol-related cognitions, and general use of social media and alcohol...
November 14, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155826/programmatic-factors-associated-with-the-limited-impact-of-community-directed-treatment-with-ivermectin-to-control-onchocerciasis-in-three-drainage-basins-of-south-west-cameroon
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Christian Tetteh Duamor, Fabrice Roberto Datchoua-Poutcheu, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Aldof Tah Yoah, Ernest Njukang, Emmanuel Kah, Mary Sheena Maingeh, Jonas Arnaud Kengne-Ouaffo, Dizzle Bita Tayong, Peter A Enyong, Samuel Wanji
INTRODUCTION: The CDTI model is known to have enhanced community participation in planning and resource mobilization toward the control of onchocerciasis. These effects were expected to translate into better individual acceptance of the intervention and hence high Treatment Coverage, leading to a sustainable community-led strategy and reduction in the disease burden. A survey revealed that after 10-12 rounds of treatment, prevalence of onchocerciasis was still high in three drainage basins of South West Cameroon and transmission was going on...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154165/engagement-in-mobile-phone-app-for-self-monitoring-of-emotional-wellbeing-predicts-changes-in-mental-health-moodprism
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David Bakker, Nikki Rickard
BACKGROUND: Mobile apps are being used increasingly for mental health purposes, but evidence of their efficacy remains limited. The mechanisms underlying any effects of such apps are also unclear. This study examined the effectiveness of a self-monitoring mobile phone app by investigating the relationships between app engagement and mental health outcomes. METHOD: Participants downloaded the MoodPrism app from the iOS and Android app stores, completing in-app assessments at start of use and again 30days later...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153113/a-systematic-review-of-economic-evidence-on-community-hypertension-interventions
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REVIEW
Donglan Zhang, Guijing Wang, Heesoo Joo
CONTEXT: Effective community-based interventions are available to control hypertension. It is important to determine the economics of these interventions. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Peer-reviewed studies from January 1995 through December 2015 were screened. Interventions were categorized into educational interventions, self-monitoring interventions, and screening interventions. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were summarized by types of interventions. The review was conducted in 2016...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151559/-effects-of-education-about-action-plans-according-to-self-monitoring-on-self-management-adherence-knowledge-symptom-control-and-quality-of-life-among-adult-asthma-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ja Yun Choi, Young Ran Kweon
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to identify the effects of education regarding action plans according to a self-monitoring program on self-management adherence, knowledge, symptom control, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adults with asthma. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were randomly assigned to the intervention group and thirty-two to the control group in this study. A tailored 50-minute intervention based on the contents of self-monitoring and action plans developed by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute was provided to the intervention group...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150529/impact-of-the-2013-national-rollout-of-cms-competitive-bidding-program-the-disruption-continues
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Gary A Puckrein, Irl B Hirsch, Christopher G Parkin, Bruce T Taylor, Liou Xu, David G Marrero
OBJECTIVE: Use of glucose monitoring is essential to the safety of individuals with insulin-treated diabetes. In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) in nine test markets. This resulted in a substantial disruption of beneficiary access to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) supplies and significant increases in the percentage of beneficiaries with either reduced or no acquisition of supplies. These reductions were significantly associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations, and costs...
November 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149912/trial-to-incentivise-adherence-for-diabetes-triad-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marcel Bilger, Mitesh Shah, Ngiap Chuan Tan, Kaye Louise Howard, Hui Yan Xu, Ecosse Luc Lamoureux, Eric Andrew Finkelstein
BACKGROUND: Many people with diabetes have suboptimal glycaemic control due to not being adherent to their treatment regimen. Behavioural economic theory suggests that the lack of adherence results from the disconnect between the timing of when costs and benefits accrue. One strategy to address this discontinuity is to offer patients a near-term benefit, such as a financial reward. Whereas there is evidence that rewards can improve treatment adherence and sometimes health outcomes, further research is needed to determine whether rewards are more effective when targeting processes or intermediary health outcomes...
November 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149618/effectiveness-of-a-patient-centred-empowerment-based-intervention-programme-among-patients-with-poorly-controlled-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Li Cheng, Janet W H Sit, Kai-Chow Choi, Sek-Ying Chair, Xiaomei Li, Yuning Wu, Junhong Long, Meihua Tao
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive efforts and advances in evidence-based diabetes management, poor glycaemic control still remains a challenge in many countries. There is a paucity of research addressing the needs of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, or exploring the effectiveness of empowerment-based interventions in this vulnerable population. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a patient-centred, empowerment-based programme on glycaemic control and self-management behaviours among patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149381/substantial-improvement-in-hba1c-following-a-treatment-and-teaching-programme-for-people-with-type-2-diabetes-on-conventional-insulin-therapy-in-an-in-and-outpatient-setting
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Nadine Kuniss, Ulrich A Müller, Christof Kloos, Regina Müller, Gerd Starrach, Viktor Jörgens, Guido Kramer
AIMS: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of a patient education programme (DTTP) for the optimisation of conventional insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes in an in- and outpatient setting. METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective, longitudinal trial. Thirty-three people with diabetes (females 54.5%, age 61.0 years, diabetes duration 12.7 years, HbA1c 9.3%) from ten general practices in Thuringia (outpatient group) participated in a DTTP for conventional insulin therapy...
November 17, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146140/patient-experiences-of-dietary-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-focus-group-study
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Jaimon T Kelly, Katrina L Campbell, Tammy Hoffmann, Dianne P Reidlinger
OBJECTIVE: People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) contend with complex dietary recommendations. The challenge in practice is for clinicians to provide individualized support with the frequency and consistency required to sustain dietary changes. This study aimed to describe the experiences of patients with managing dietary recommendations, including their perspectives on the potential to use telehealth to support dietary management in CKD. DESIGN: Focus group study...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138925/efficacy-of-self-monitoring-blood-glucose-as-a-key-component-of-a-chronic-care-model-versus-usual-care-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-treated-with-oral-agents-results-of-a-randomized-trial
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Nicoletta Musacchio, Ilaria Ciullo, Marco Scardapane, Annalisa Giancaterini, Laura Pessina, Silvia Maino, Rosana Gaiofatto, Antonio Nicolucci, Maria Chiara Rossi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136680/developing-prognostic-biomarkers-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-their-clinical-use-in-predicting-progression
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REVIEW
Angelica Ly, Michael Yapp, Lisa Nivison-Smith, Nagi Assaad, Michael Hennessy, Michael Kalloniatis
Age-related macular degeneration is a common, complex and blinding eye disease. When early and intermediate levels of severity are detected in one or both eyes, there is a wide-ranging 0.4 to 53 per cent risk of progression to advanced disease in five years. In order to maximise visual outcomes for their patients, practising eye-care professionals must be able to stratify patients according to their risk of progression, intervene (for example by recommending smoking cessation or nutritional supplements and Amsler grid self-monitoring in intermediate disease) and monitor accordingly...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135431/intervention-to-improve-medication-management-qualitative-outcomes-from-a-phase-i-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jaclyn K Schwartz, Kimberly A Grogan, Melissa J Mutch, Emily B Nowicki, Elizabeth A Seidel, Stefanie A Woelfel, Roger O Smith
OBJECTIVES: We sought to define an occupational therapy intervention to promote medication management and to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of the intervention. METHOD: Nineteen adults with chronic health conditions and poor medication adherence participated in a two-group, blinded, randomized study. They received either an occupational therapy or a standard care intervention. We used a qualitative method to measure participants' changes in medication management through an interview regarding participants' perceptions and behaviors...
November 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135283/10th-annual-symposium-on-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-april-27-29-2017-warsaw-poland
#19
Christopher G Parkin, Anita Homberg, Rolf Hinzmann
International experts in the field of diabetes and diabetes technology met in Warsaw, Poland, for the 10th Annual Symposium on Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose. The goal of these meetings is to establish a global network of experts to facilitate new collaborations and research projects that can improve the lives of people with diabetes. The 2017 meeting comprised a comprehensive scientific program, parallel interactive workshops, and four keynote lectures.
November 14, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133250/success-of-immunosuppressive-treatments-in-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Stephanie J Lee, Tam D Nguyen, Lynn Onstad, Merav Bar, Elizabeth F Krakow, Rachel B Salit, Paul A Carpenter, Morgani Rodrigues, A Marcie Hall, Barry E Storer, Paul J Martin, Mary E Flowers
Moderate to severe chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is treated with potent immunosuppressive therapy (IST) to modulate the allo-immune response, control symptoms and prevent further organ damage. We sought to understand the types of treatments used in clinical practice and the likelihood of successful treatment associated with each. A chart review was performed for 250 adult patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center enrolled in a prospective observational study. After a median follow-up of 5...
November 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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