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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315192/discrete-choice-experiment-attribute-selection-using-a-multinational-interview-study-treatment-features-important-to-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Anna Rydén, Stephanie Chen, Emuella Flood, Beverly Romero, Susan Grandy
INTRODUCTION: Methods for discrete choice experiment (DCE) attribute and attribute-level selection have not yet been firmly established and are rarely reported in detail. This paper describes a qualitative study designed to inform the development of a DCE survey designed to examine preferences for glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) treatments among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The study involved a literature review, interviews with clinical experts, and interviews with GLP-1RA-experienced (i...
March 17, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314898/economic-burden-of-osteoporosis-related-hip-fracture-in-asia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
N-A Mohd-Tahir, S-C Li
This review analyzes the economic costs of HF in Asia. The availability and quality of studies on the burden of osteoporosis in Asia are very scarce. There is a need to encourage more quality cost of osteoporosis studies based on standardized methods to convince healthcare authorities in implementing appropriate strategies. INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis fractures, especially hip fractures, impose large economic costs to governments and societies. This review aimed to systematically analyze available evidence on healthcare costs associated with osteoporosis-related hip fractures (HF) in Asia...
March 17, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306182/barriers-and-enablers-of-type-2-diabetes-self-management-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness
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Kathleen Mulligan, Hayley McBain, Frederique Lamontagne-Godwin, Jacqui Chapman, Mark Haddad, Julia Jones, Chris Flood, David Thomas, Alan Simpson
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes and severe mental illness (SMI) experience poorer outcomes than those with diabetes alone. To improve outcomes, it is necessary to understand the difficulties that people with SMI experience in managing their diabetes. AIMS: To identify barriers and enablers to effective diabetes self-management experienced by people with SMI and type 2 diabetes. METHOD: Qualitative methodology using semi-structured interviews was employed...
March 17, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304313/the-effect-of-music-therapy-in-patients-with-huntington-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Monique C H van Bruggen-Rufi, Annemieke C Vink, Ron Wolterbeek, Wilco P Achterberg, Raymund A C Roos
BACKGROUND: Music therapy may have beneficial effects on improving communication and expressive skills in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). Most studies are, however, small observational studies and methodologically limited. Therefore we conducted a multi-center randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of music therapy in comparison with recreational therapy in improving quality of life of patients with advanced Huntington's disease by means of improving communication...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304234/antimutagenic-evaluation-of-traditional-medicinal-plants-from-south-america-peumus-boldus-and-cryptocarya-alba-using-drosophila-melanogaster
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Erico R Carmona, Marjorie Reyes-Díaz, Jorge Parodi, Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau
Peumus boldus Mol. ("Boldo") and Cryptocarya alba Mol. Looser ("Peumo") are medicinal shrubs with wide geographical distribution in South America. Their leaves and fruits are commonly used in traditional medicine because they exhibit natural medicinal properties for treatment of liver disorders and rheumatism. However, there are no apparent data regarding potential protective effects on cellular genetic components. In order to examine potential mutagenic and/or antimutagenic effects of these medicinal plants, the Drosophila melanogaster (D...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301485/a-review-of-patient-and-carer-participation-and-the-use-of-qualitative-research-in-the-development-of-core-outcome-sets
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Janet E Jones, Laura L Jones, Thomas J H Keeley, Melanie J Calvert, Jonathan Mathers
BACKGROUND: To be meaningful, a core outcome set (COS) should be relevant to all stakeholders including patients and carers. This review aimed to explore the methods by which patients and carers have been included as participants in COS development exercises and, in particular, the use and reporting of qualitative methods. METHODS: In August 2015, a search of the Core Outcomes Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) database was undertaken to identify papers involving patients and carers in COS development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301037/primary-care-for-diabetes-mellitus-patients-from-the-perspective-of-the-care-model-for-chronic-conditions
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Maria Aparecida Salci, Betina Hörner Schlindwein Meirelles, Denise Maria Guerreiro Vieira da Silva
Objective: to assess the health care Primary Health Care professionals provide to diabetes mellitus patients from the perspective of the Modelo de Atenção às Condições Crônicas. Method: qualitative study, using the theoretical framework of Complex Thinking and the Modelo de Atenção às Condições Crônicas and the methodological framework of assessment research. To collect the data, 38 interviews were held with health professionals and managers; observation of the activities by the health teams; and analysis of 25 files of people who received this care...
March 9, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300998/psychological-assistance-provided-to-patients-diagnosed-with-depression-in-primary-care
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Cibele Cunha Lima da Motta, Carmen Leontina Ojeda Ocampo Moré, Carlos Henrique Sancineto da Silva Nunes
The scope of this research was to understand the assistance provided by psychologists to patients diagnosed with depression in the municipal health care network. In this study, the phenomenon is examined from its broader perspective, taking the psychosocial dimensions of health into account. A group of 22 psychologists participated in this study of a qualitative nature. Data collection began with participant in-field observation of the institutional context followed by semi-structured interviews. Grounded theory methodology was used to analyze information, thereby facilitating its integration and categorization...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300480/impossible-decision-an-investigation-of-risk-trade-offs-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Tom W Reader, Geetha Reddy, Stephen J Brett
In the intensive care unit (ICU), clinicians must often make risk trade-offs on patient care. For example, on deciding whether to discharge a patient before they have fully recovered in order to create a bed for another, sicker, patient. When misjudged, these decisions can negatively influence patient outcomes: yet it can be difficult, if not impossible, for clinicians to evaluate with certainty the safest course of action. Using a vignette-based interview methodology, a naturalistic decision-making approach was utilised to study this phenomena...
March 16, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298274/characteristics-of-smartphone-applications-for-nutrition-improvement-in-community-settings-a-scoping-review
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Emma Tonkin, Julie Brimblecombe, Thomas Philip Wycherley
Smartphone applications are increasingly being used to support nutrition improvement in community settings. However, there is a scarcity of practical literature to support researchers and practitioners in choosing or developing health applications. This work maps the features, key content, theoretical approaches, and methods of consumer testing of applications intended for nutrition improvement in community settings. A systematic, scoping review methodology was used to map published, peer-reviewed literature reporting on applications with a specific nutrition-improvement focus intended for use in the community setting...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298198/maternal-and-neonatal-service-usage-and-determinants-in-fragile-and-conflict-affected-situations-a-systematic-review-of-asia-and-the-middle-east
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Saji S Gopalan, Ashis Das, Natasha Howard
BACKGROUND: Fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) in Asia and the Middle-East contribute significantly to global maternal and neonatal deaths. This systematic review explored maternal and neonatal health (MNH) services usage and determinants in FCS in Asia and the Middle-East to inform policy on health service provision in these challenging settings. METHODS: This systematic review was conducted using a standardised protocol. Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and selected development agency websites were searched for studies meeting inclusion criteria...
March 15, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295643/prophylaxis-of-lymphocele-formation-after-kidney-transplantation-via-peritoneal-fenestration-a-systematic-review
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André Leopold Mihaljevic, Patrick Heger, Sepehr Abbasi Dezfouli, Mohammad Golriz, Arianeb Mehrabi
BACKGROUND: Lymphocele formation after kidney transplantation is a frequent complication which causes pain, secondary graft loss, rehospitalisations and reoperations. Therefore prophylaxis of lymphocele formation is of utmost importance. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of peritoneal fenestration in renal transplantation to prevent lymphocele development METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted combined with hand-searches on lymphocele prevention following renal transplantation using peritoneal fenestration...
March 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289474/the-history-of-public-health-use-of-fluorides-in-caries-prevention
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Tea Šket, Andreja Kukec, Rok Kosem, Barbara Artnik
AIM: The aim of our study was to chronologically analyse various public health measures of fluoride use in caries prevention. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed database on the preventive role of fluorides in public health, published from 1984 to 2014. The search process was divided into four steps, where inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined. Qualitative methodology was used for the article analysis. In the research process, the described forms of F use, diversity of the described F agents, and the observed population group were analysed...
June 1, 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289050/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-uk-university-students-in-relation-to-ultraviolet-radiation-uvr-exposure-and-their-sun-related-behaviours-a-qualitative-study
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Lucy Kirk, Sheila Greenfield
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether knowledge about the harms of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) influences UK university students' sun-related behaviours and examine in depth their attitudes towards: sun protection, natural and artificial tanning behaviours. DESIGN: Qualitative methodology with 15 semistructured, individual interviews. Thematic analysis using the Framework Method with analyst triangulation and member validation. SETTING: One university in the West Midlands, UK...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288637/exploring-implementation-practices-in-results-based-financing-the-case-of-the-verification-in-benin
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Matthieu Antony, Maria Paola Bertone, Olivier Barthes
BACKGROUND: Results-based financing (RBF) has been introduced in many countries across Africa and a growing literature is building around the assessment of their impact. These studies are usually quantitative and often silent on the paths and processes through which results are achieved and on the wider health system effects of RBF. To address this gap, our study aims at exploring the implementation of an RBF pilot in Benin, focusing on the verification of results. METHODS: The study is based on action research carried out by authors involved in the pilot as part of the agency supporting the RBF implementation in Benin...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288634/understanding-the-implementation-and-adoption-of-a-technological-intervention-to-improve-medication-safety-in-primary-care-a-realist-evaluation
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Mark Jeffries, Denham L Phipps, Rachel L Howard, Anthony J Avery, Sarah Rodgers, Darren M Ashcroft
BACKGROUND: Monitoring for potentially hazardous prescribing is increasingly important to improve medication safety. Healthcare information technology can be used to achieve this aim, for example by providing access to prescribing data through surveillance of patients' electronic health records. The aim of our study was to examine the implementation and adoption of an electronic medicines optimisation system that was intended to facilitate clinical audit in primary care by identifying patients at risk of an adverse drug event...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287441/cumulative-risk-assessment-in-the-lorraine-region-a-framework-to-characterize-environmental-health-inequalities
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Julien Caudeville, Despoina Ioannidou, Emmanuelle Boulvert, Roseline Bonnard
The study explores spatial data processing methods and the associated impact on the characterization and quantification of a combined health risk indicator at a regional scale and at fine resolution. To illustrate the methodology of combining multiple publicly available data sources, we present a case study of the Lorraine region (France), where regional stakeholders were involved in the global procedures for data collection and organization. Different indicators are developed by combining technical approaches for assessing and characterizing human health exposure to chemical substances (in soil, air and water) and noise risk factors...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284362/-reorganising-a-department-of-psychiatry-according-to-recovery-principles-a-pilot-study-with-mixed-method-design
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Gisbert Eikmeier, Luciana Degano Kieser, Mirjam Paap, Jörg Utschakowski, Angelika Lacroix
Considering the impact of mental disorders, control and evaluation of treatment programs are important topics. Here, we report on a pilot study composed of a qualitative and a quantitative part to monitor the recovery-oriented reorganisation of a psychiatric department. For this purpose 13 and 15, respectively, stakeholders of the change management were interviewed between 2012 (T1) and 2014 (T2). Moreover, patients and staff were asked to complete a German version of the Recovery Self Assessment (RSA) questionnaire...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282732/how-do-older-adults-experience-and-perceive-socially-assistive-robots-in-aged-care-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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Tijs Vandemeulebroucke, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Chris Gastmans
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to gain a better understanding of how older adults experience, perceive, think, and feel about the use of socially assistive robots (SARs) in aged care settings. METHOD: We conducted a literature search for studies that used a qualitative or a mixed-method approach having a significant qualitative element. Pubmed, Cinahl, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science electronic databases were queried. Candidate articles published in journals and conference proceedings were considered for review...
February 9, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282379/tensor-based-multichannel-reconstruction-for-breast-tumours-identification-from-dce-mris
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X-X Yin, S Hadjiloucas, J-H Chen, Y Zhang, J-L Wu, M-Y Su
A new methodology based on tensor algebra that uses a higher order singular value decomposition to perform three-dimensional voxel reconstruction from a series of temporal images obtained using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is proposed. Principal component analysis (PCA) is used to robustly extract the spatial and temporal image features and simultaneously de-noise the datasets. Tumour segmentation on enhanced scaled (ES) images performed using a fuzzy C-means (FCM) cluster algorithm is compared with that achieved using the proposed tensorial framework...
2017: PloS One
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