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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103067/why-peer-crowds-matter-incorporating-youth-subcultures-and-values-in-health-education-campaigns
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Meghan Bridgid Moran, Matthew W Walker, Tesfa N Alexander, Jeffrey W Jordan, Dana E Wagner
Grounded on research showing that peer crowds vary in risk behavior, several recent health behavior interventions, including the US Food and Drug Administration's Fresh Empire campaign, have targeted high-risk peer crowds. We establish the scientific foundations for using this approach. We introduce peer crowd targeting as a strategy for culturally targeting health behavior interventions to youths. We use social identity and social norms theory to explicate the theoretical underpinnings of this approach. We describe Fresh Empire to demonstrate how peer crowd targeting functions in a campaign and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of this approach...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094012/mammalian-mitochondria-and-aging-an-update
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REVIEW
Timo E S Kauppila, Johanna H K Kauppila, Nils-Göran Larsson
Mitochondria were first postulated to contribute to aging more than 40 years ago. During the following decades, multiple lines of evidence in model organisms and humans showed that impaired mitochondrial function can contribute to age-associated disease phenotypes and aging. However, in contrast to the original theory favoring oxidative damage as a cause for mtDNA mutations, there are now strong data arguing that most mammalian mtDNA mutations originate as replication errors made by the mtDNA polymerase. Currently, a substantial amount of mitochondrial research is focused on finding ways to either remove or counteract the effects of mtDNA mutations with the hope of extending the human health- and lifespan...
January 10, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092473/changing-the-culture-of-academic-medicine-critical-mass-or-critical-actors
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Deborah L Helitzer, Sharon L Newbill, Gina Cardinali, Page S Morahan, Shine Chang, Diane Magrane
PURPOSE: By 2006, women constituted 34% of academic medical faculty, reaching a critical mass. Theoretically, with critical mass, culture and policy supportive of gender equity should be evident. We explore whether having a critical mass of women transforms institutional culture and organizational change. METHODS: Career development program participants were interviewed to elucidate their experiences in academic health centers (AHCs). Focus group discussions were held with institutional leaders to explore their perceptions about contemporary challenges related to gender and leadership...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090765/aggregation-kinetics-of-diesel-soot-nanoparticles-in-wet-environments
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Chengyu Chen, Weilin Huang
Soot produced during incomplete combustion consists mainly of carbonaceous nanoparticles (NPs) with severe adverse environmental and health effects, and its environmental fate and transport are largely controlled by aggregation. In this study, we examined the aggregation behavior for diesel soot NPs under aqueous condition in an effort to elucidate the fundamental processes that govern soot particle-particle interactions in wet environments such as rain droplets or surface aquatic systems. The influence of electrolytes and aqueous pH on colloidal stability of these NPs was investigated by measuring their aggregation kinetics in different aqueous solution chemistries...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069045/improving-nursing-home-care-through-feedback-on-performance-data-inform-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Matthias Hoben, Peter G Norton, Liane R Ginsburg, Ruth A Anderson, Greta G Cummings, Holly J Lanham, Janet E Squires, Deanne Taylor, Adrian S Wagg, Carole A Estabrooks
BACKGROUND: Audit and feedback is effective in improving the quality of care. However, methods and results of international studies are heterogeneous, and studies have been criticized for a lack of systematic use of theory. In TREC (Translating Research in Elder Care), a longitudinal health services research program, we collect comprehensive data from care providers and residents in Canadian nursing homes to improve quality of care and life of residents, and quality of worklife of caregivers...
January 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069014/cultural-elements-underlying-the-community-health-representative-client-relationship-on-navajo-nation
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Vikas Gampa, Casey Smith, Olivia Muskett, Caroline King, Hannah Sehn, Jamy Malone, Cameron Curley, Chris Brown, Mae-Gilene Begay, Sonya Shin, Adrianne Katrina Nelson
BACKGROUND: Navajo Nation Community Health Representatives (CHR) are trained community health workers (CHWs) who provide crucial services for patients and families. The success of the CHRs' interventions depends on the interactions between the CHRs and their clients. This research investigates the culturally specific factors that build and sustain the CHR-client interaction. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 CHRs on Navajo Nation. Interviews were transcribed and coded according to relevant themes...
January 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068459/does-pharmacogenomic-testing-improve-clinical-outcomes-for-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials-and-cost-effectiveness-studies
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Joshua D Rosenblat, Yena Lee, Roger S McIntyre
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacogenomic testing has become scalable and available to the general public. Pharmacogenomics has shown promise for predicting antidepressant response and tolerability in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). In theory, pharmacogenomics can improve clinical outcomes by guiding antidepressant selection and dosing. The current systematic review examines the extant literature to determine the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on clinical outcomes in MDD and assesses its cost-effectiveness...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064526/understanding-social-norms-and-violence-in-childhood-theoretical-underpinnings-and-strategies-for-intervention
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P S Lilleston, L Goldmann, R K Verma, J McCleary-Sills
Violence in childhood is a widespread human rights violation that crosses cultural, social and economic lines. Social norms, the shared perceptions about others that exist within social groups, are a critical driver that can either prevent or perpetuate violence in childhood. This review defines injunctive and descriptive social norms and lays out a conceptual framework for the relationship between social norms and violence in childhood, including the forces shaping social norms, the mechanisms through which these norms influence violence in childhood (e...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059875/stakeholder-dialogue-as-deliberation-for-decision-making-in-health-policy-and-systems-the-approach-from-argumentation-theory
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Sara Rubinelli, Per Maximilian von Groote
OBJECTIVE: The literature on knowledge translation and dissemination in health care highlights the value of the stakeholder dialogue, namely, a structured process where stakeholders interact to identify the best solution to a given problem. By analyzing the stakeholder dialogue as a form of deliberative argumentation, this article identifies those factors that may hinder or facilitate reaching agreement among stakeholders on options to target problems. DESIGN: Conceptual analysis based on the descriptive and evaluation methods of argumentation theory...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045885/moral-distress-model-reconstructed-using-grounded-theory
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Hsun-Kuei Ko, Chi-Chun Chin, Min-Tao Hsu
BACKGROUND: The problems of nurse burnout and manpower shortage relate to moral distress. Thus, having a good understanding of moral distress is critical to developing strategies that effectively improve the clinical ethical climate and improve nursing retention in Taiwan. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to reconstruct the model of moral distress using the grounded theory. METHODS: Twenty-five staff nurses at work units who attend to the needs of adult, pediatric, acute, and critical disease or end-of-life-care patients were recruited as participants using theoretical sampling from three teaching hospitals in Taiwan...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040473/electrochemical-reverse-engineering-a-systems-level-tool-to-probe-the-redox-based-molecular-communication-of-biology
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Jinyang Li, Yi Liu, Eunkyoung Kim, John C March, William E Bentley, Gregory F Payne
The intestine is the site of digestion and forms a critical interface between the host and the outside world. This interface is composed of host epithelium and a complex microbiota which is "connected" through an extensive web of chemical and biological interactions that determine the balance between health and disease for the host. This biology and the associated chemical dialogues occur within a context of a steep oxygen gradient that provides the driving force for a variety of reduction and oxidation (redox) reactions...
December 29, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033149/partial-gland-ablation-in-the-management-of-prostate-cancer-a-review
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Timothy D McClure, Daniel J A Margolis, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The index lesion theory has created a strong interest in partial gland ablation for men with prostate cancer. By only treating the focus of clinically significant disease and avoidance of surrounding periprostatic tissue, one may provide adequate oncologic control with minimal side effects. Accurate identification of the index lesion and effective ablation are critical for satisfactory oncologic outcomes. Herein, we review key ablative techniques used in partial gland ablation...
December 28, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031028/enablers-and-barriers-to-implementing-collaborative-care-for-anxiety-and-depression-a-systematic-qualitative-review
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REVIEW
Gritt Overbeck, Annette Sofie Davidsen, Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard
BACKGROUND: Collaborative care is an increasingly popular approach for improving quality of care for people with mental health problems through an intensified and structured collaboration between primary care providers and health professionals with specialized psychiatric expertise. Trials have shown significant positive effects for patients suffering from depression, but since collaborative care is a complex intervention, it is important to understand the factors which affect its implementation...
December 28, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018208/global-efficiency-of-structural-networks-mediates-cognitive-control-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Rok Berlot, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, M Arfan Ikram, Derek K Jones, Michael J O'Sullivan
Background: Cognitive control has been linked to both the microstructure of individual tracts and the structure of whole-brain networks, but their relative contributions in health and disease remain unclear. Objective: To determine the contribution of both localized white matter tract damage and disruption of global network architecture to cognitive control, in older age and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Materials and Methods: Twenty-five patients with MCI and 20 age, sex, and intelligence-matched healthy volunteers were investigated with 3 Tesla structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012433/breastfeeding-attitude-health-related-quality-of-life-and-maternal-obesity-among-multi-ethnic-pregnant-women-a-multi-group-structural-equation-approach
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Ying Lau, Tha Pyai Htun, Peng Im Lim, Sarah Su Tin Ho-Lim, Claudia Chi, Cammy Tsai, Kai Wen Ong, Piyanee Klainin-Yobas
BACKGROUND: Identifying the factors influencing breastfeeding attitude is significant for the implementation of effective promotion policies and counselling activities. To our best knowledge, no previous studies have modelled the relationships among breastfeeding attitude, health-related quality of life and maternal obesity among multi-ethnic pregnant women; the current study attempts to fill this research gap. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the relationships among maternal characteristics, health-related quality of life and breastfeeding attitude amidst normal weight and overweight/obese pregnant women using a multi-group structural equation modelling approach...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008790/critical-analysis-of-e-health-readiness-assessment-frameworks-suitability-for-application-in-developing-countries
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Kabelo Leonard Mauco, Richard E Scott, Maurice Mars
Introduction e-Health is an innovative way to make health services more effective and efficient and application is increasing worldwide. e-Health represents a substantial ICT investment and its failure usually results in substantial losses in time, money (including opportunity costs) and effort. Therefore it is important to assess e-health readiness prior to implementation. Several frameworks have been published on e-health readiness assessment, under various circumstances and geographical regions of the world...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000242/the-concept-of-exposure-in-environmental-health-for-nursing
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Marcella Remer Thompson, Donna Schwartz Barcott
AIM: To report an analysis of the concept of exposure in environmental health for nursing. BACKGROUND: The importance of the environment has long been recognized in nursing, although the nature and scope of the concept and how it influences health has varied over time. Exposure is the sufficient and necessary link between environment and health. In nursing practice, the word 'exposure' has been used frequently with no clear standard definition. DESIGN: Concept analysis using Kim's first level analytics...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998806/expert-patient-illness-narratives-as-a-teaching-methodology-a-mixed-method-study-of-student-nurses-satisfaction
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Maria Feijoo-Cid, David Moriña, Rebeca Gómez-Ibáñez, Juan M Leyva-Moral
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate nursing students' satisfaction with Expert Patient Illness Narratives as a teaching and learning methodology based on patient involvement. METHODS AND DESIGN: Mixed methods were used in this study: online survey with quantitative and qualitative items designed by researchers. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-four nursing students of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, attending a Medical Anthropology elective course...
December 7, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996339/efficacy-of-bowen-theory-on-marital-conflict-in-the-family-nursing-practice-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shahrzad Yektatalab, Fatemeh Seddigh Oskouee, Mansour Sodani
Family plays an important role in health and illness, and preparing the nurses to assess and improve the family functioning and relationship based on a theoretical framework is of critical importance. This randomized controlled trial was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of Bowen system theory on marital conflict in the family nursing practice. A total of 42 couples referring to the family court of Shiraz, Iran were randomly assigned to either the intervention (receiving eight 90-minute sessions of Bowen systemic family therapy) or the control group (receiving no interventions)...
December 20, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995839/experience-with-a-novel-global-open-access-template-for-major-incidents-qualitative-feasibility-study
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Sabina Fattah, Kari Milch Agledahl, Marius Rehn, Torben Wisborg
OBJECTIVE: The transfer of experiences gained after prehospital medical responses to major incidents has largely been nonsystematic, and better-structured reporting methods have been advocated. A consensus-based template was recently created and implemented as an open-access website. This qualitative study assessed the feasibility of using the template and reporting site. METHODS: Informants who had used or who had been asked to use the template were interviewed...
December 20, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
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