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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930497/improving-blood-pressure-control-using-smart-technology
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Elizabeth L Ciemins, Anupama Arora, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, Robin Garland, Shannon Walsh Bishop-Green, Jerry Penso, Patricia J Coon
BACKGROUND: The authors sought to determine if wireless oscillometric home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) that integrates with smartphone technology improves blood pressure (BP) control among patients with new or existing uncontrolled hypertension (HTN). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study monitored BP control before and after an educational intervention and introduction to HBPM. Patients in the intervention group were instructed to track their BP using a smartphone device three to seven times per week...
September 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927235/the-effect-of-complex-interventions-on-supporting-self-care-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kwan Ching Wong, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, W F Yeung, Katherine Chang
Background: self-care is critical to enable community-dwelling older adults to live independently. Complex interventions have emerged as a strategy to support self-care, but their effectiveness is unknown. Our objective was to review systematically their effectiveness on both positive (increased scores in self-rated health, Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, quality of life) and negative aspects (increased incidence of falls, fear of falling, hospital and nursing home admission, increased depression score), and to determine which intervention components explain the observed effects...
September 13, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926671/development-of-an-oral-assessment-sheet-for-evaluating-older-adults-in-nursing-homes
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Shizuko Yanagisawa, Masanori Nakano, Takaharu Goto, Masami Yoshioka, Yasuhiko Shirayama
A new general use oral assessment sheet (OAS), comprising three items each in three categories (i.e., oral hygiene, biting and chewing, and oral function), was developed to improve the oral health of older adults requiring nursing care. Seventy-nine care workers used the assessment sheet to evaluate oral conditions in 188 institutionalized older adults. Forty-five care workers and three dental professionals then assessed oral conditions in 45 institutionalized older adults using the test-retest method before and after dental professional guidance...
September 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926151/hospital-in-the-home-nurses-recognition-and-response-to-clinical-deterioration
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Erika Gray, Judy Currey, Julie Considine
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To obtain an understanding of how HITH (Hospital in the Home) nurses recognise and respond to clinical deterioration in patients receiving care at home or in their usual place of residence. BACKGROUND: Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration is an international safety priority and a key nursing responsibility. Despite an increase in care delivery in home environments, how HITH nurses recognise and respond to clinical deterioration is not yet fully understood...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923106/impact-of-nursing-home-admission-on-health-care-use-and-disease-status-elderly-dependent-people-one-year-before-and-one-year-after-skilled-nursing-home-admission-based-on-2012-2013-sniiram-data
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A Atramont, I Bourdel-Marchasson, D Bonnet-Zamponi, I Tangre, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare disease status and health care use 1 year before and 1 year after skilled nursing home (SNH) admission. METHODS: People over the age of 65 years admitted to SNH during the first quarter of 2013, covered by the national health insurance general scheme (69% of the population of this age), and still alive 1 year after admission were identified (n = 14,487, mean age: 86 years, women: 76%). Their reimbursed health care was extracted from the Système National d'Information Interrégimes de l'Assurance Maladie (SNIIRAM) [National Health Insurance Information System]...
September 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917333/-nursing-homes-and-fall-in-the-consumption-of-psychotropic-medications
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Régis Giet, Claudine Bonet
The consumption of psychotropic drugs in elderly people remains a concern in France, including in nursing homes. A comparative analysis of prescriptions for psychotropic medication in nursing homes in 2013 and 2015 based on the computer system of the French national health insurance scheme shows a significant reduction in the prescribing of these medications. Example of a nursing home in Dijon.
September 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915072/parent-driven-campaign-videos-an-analysis-of-the-motivation-and-affect-of-videos-created-by-parents-of-children-with-complex-healthcare-needs
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Bernie Carter, Lucy Bray, Paula Keating, Catherine Wilkinson
Caring for a child with complex health care needs places additional stress and time demands on parents. Parents often turn to their peers to share their experiences, gain support, and lobby for change; increasingly this is done through social media. The WellChild #notanurse_but is a parent-driven campaign that states its aim is to "shine a light" on the care parents, who are not nurses, have to undertake for their child with complex health care needs and to raise decision-makers' awareness of the gaps in service provision and support...
September 15, 2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912954/evaluation-of-the-current-landscape-of-respiratory-nurse-specialists-in-the-uk-planning-for-the-future-needs-of-patients
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Janelle Yorke, Sam Prigmore, Matt Hodson, Carol Stonham, Hannah Long, Sarah Bellhouse, Monica Fletcher, Sheila Edwards
INTRODUCTION: The National Health Service currently faces significant challenges and must optimise effective workforce planning and management. There are increasing concerns regarding poor workforce planning for respiratory medicine; a greater understanding of the role of respiratory nurse specialists will inform better workforce planning and management. METHODS: This was a survey study. Two surveys were administered: an organisational-level survey and an individual respiratory nurse survey...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
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Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906363/predictors-of-noninstitutionalized-survival-1-year-after-hip-fracture-a-prospective-observational-study-to-develop-the-marburg-rehabilitation-tool-for-hip-fractures-marthi
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Benjamin Buecking, Daphne Eschbach, Matthias Knobe, Ludwig Oberkircher, Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer, Richard Dodel, Robert Sielski, Bettina Doering, Steffen Ruchholtz, Christopher Bliemel
Hip fractures are frequent fractures in geriatric patients. These fractures have great socioeconomic implications because of the significantly higher risk of mortality and institutionalization. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic tool to predict survival without institutionalization within 1 year after hip fracture.A total of 402 hip fracture patients aged >60 years (84% community-dwelling) were included in a prospective observational cohort study. Multiple regression analyses determined independent predictors for noninstitutionalized 1-year survival...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904969/sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-centenarians-in-mexico-city
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Valdés-Corchado Pedro, Ruiz-Hernández Arturo, Pérez-Moreno Alejandro, Rosas-Carrasco Oscar
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about the demography and health status of adults aged 100 years and over in Latin America and there are no studies in Mexico. OBJECTIVES: To describe the demographic characteristics and health status of centenarians residing in Mexico City. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a population base of 393 community-dwelling centenarians in Mexico City. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was performed, including demographic information and health status...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901005/delivery-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: Delivery arrangements include changes in who receives care and when, who provides care, the working conditions of those who provide care, coordination of care amongst different providers, where care is provided, the use of information and communication technology to deliver care, and quality and safety systems. How services are delivered can have impacts on the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health systems. This broad overview of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify strategies for addressing problems and improve the delivery of services...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899901/do-the-stars-align-distribution-of-high-quality-ratings-of-healthcare-sectors-across-us-markets
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Jose Figueroa, Yevgeniy Feyman, Daniel Blumenthal, Ashish Jha
BACKGROUND: The US government created five-star rating systems to evaluate hospital, nursing homes, home health agency and dialysis centre quality. The degree to which quality is a property of organisations versus geographical markets is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether high-quality healthcare service sectors are clustered within US healthcare markets. DESIGN: Using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital, Dialysis, Nursing Home and Home Health Compare databases, we calculated the mean star ratings of four healthcare sectors in 304 US hospital referral regions (HRRs)...
September 12, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899369/nursing-care-needs-and-services-utilised-by-home-dwelling-elderly-with-complex-health-problems-observational-study
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Gro Næss, Marit Kirkevold, Wenche Hammer, Jørund Straand, Torgeir Bruun Wyller
BACKGROUND: In Norway, as in many Western countries, a shift from institutional care to home care is taking place. Our knowledge is limited regarding which needs for nursing interventions patients being cared for in their home have, and how they are met. We aimed at assessing aspects of health and function in a representative sample of the most vulnerable home-dwelling elderly, to identify their needs for nursing interventions and how these needs were met. METHODS: In this observational study we included patients aged 75+ living in their own homes in Oslo, who received daily home care, had three or more chronic diagnoses, received daily medication, and had been hospitalized during the last year...
September 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899261/nursing-home-referral-within-the-veterans-health-administration-practice-variation-by-payment-source-and-facility-type
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Edward Alan Miller, Stefanie Gidmark, Emily Gadbois, James L Rudolph, Orna Intrator
Veterans enrolled within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may receive nursing home (NH) care in VHA-operated Community Living Centers (CLCs), State Veterans Homes (SVHs), or community NHs, which may or may not be under contract with the VHA. This study examined VHA staff perceptions of how Veterans' eligibility for VA and other payment impacts NH referrals within VA Medical Centers (VAMCs). Thirty-five semistructured interviews were performed with discharge planning and contracting staff from 12 VAMCs from around the country...
January 1, 2017: Research on Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895175/the-use-of-case-management-for-community-dwelling-older-people-the-effects-on-loneliness-symptoms-of-depression-and-life-satisfaction-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Elin Taube, Jimmie Kristensson, Patrik Midlöv, Ulf Jakobsson
AIM: To investigate the effects of a case management intervention for community-dwelling frail older people, with functional dependency and repeated contacts with the healthcare services, focusing on loneliness, depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. DESIGN: A two-armed, nonblinded, randomised control trial with repeated follow-ups, of N = 153 participants at baseline allocated to an intervention (n = 80) and control (n = 73) group. METHOD: Inclusion criteria were the following: ≥65 years of age, living in ordinary housing, in need of assistance in two or more self-reported activities of daily living, having at least two hospital admissions or at least four visits in outpatient care 12 months prior to enrolment...
September 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891099/opioid-and-benzodiazepine-weaning-in-pediatric-patients-review-of-current-literature
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Norman E Fenn, Kimberly S Plake
Pediatric opioid and benzodiazepine withdrawal are avoidable complications of pain and sedation management that is well described in the literature. To prevent withdrawal from occurring, practitioners regularly employ a steady decrease of pain and sedation medications, also known as a weaning or tapering schedule. The weaning schedule is highly variable based on clinician preference and is usually dependent on the clinician. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current literature on the process of opioid and benzodiazepine weaning in pediatric patients and to assess the various standardized protocols used to decrease withdrawal occurrences...
September 11, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890528/association-between-economic-status-and-discharge-destination-among-elderly-patients-from-acute-care-hospitals
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Nobuo Sakata, Yasuyuki Okumura, Yasuyuki Shirakawa
Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the association between economic status and discharge destination of elderly patients from acute care hospitals.Method We conducted a case-control study using data from a survey of elderly discharged patients conducted under the subsidy program of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The questionnaires were mailed to 1,068 acute care hospitals located in the Kanto and Kansai region. The survey asked medical social workers or nurses, who were responsible for the discharge planning, to answer questions about the discharge of elderly patients from their hospitals...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888492/physio-psychological-burdens-and-social-restrictions-on-parents-of-children-with-technology-dependency-are-associated-with-care-coordination-by-nurses
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Seigo Suzuki, Iori Sato, Shun Emoto, Kiyoko Kamibeppu
PURPOSE: To determine the association between parental care burdens and care coordination provided by nurses for children with technology dependency, specifically regarding physio-psychological burdens and social restrictions. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between October and November 2015. Participants were recruited via home-visit nursing stations, social worker offices, and special-needs schools. A total of 246 parents of children with technology dependency completed anonymous self-report questionnaires...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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