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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351756/disability-due-to-knee-pain-and-somatising-tendency-in-japanese-adults
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Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Junji Katsuhira, Juichi Tonosu, Satoshi Kasahara, Sakae Tanaka, Ko Matsudaira
BACKGROUND: Knee pain is common and related to knee osteoarthritis. However, there is a discrepancy between knee pain and radiographic osteoarthritis. In the general population, knee pain is associated with psychological and cognitive factors, which would be one explanation for the discrepancy. Limited evidence demonstrates that somatization is associated with knee pain. This study examined the association between disability due to knee pain and a high somatising tendency. METHODS: Japanese adults (aged 20-64 years) who had experienced knee pain in the past four weeks were included in this study (n = 14,695, 50% women)...
January 19, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349286/exercise-self-efficacy-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Annika Bay, Camilla Sandberg, Ulf Thilén, Karin Wadell, Bengt Johansson
Background: Physical activity improves health, exercise tolerance and quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), and exercise training is in most patients a high-benefit low risk intervention. However, factors that influence the confidence to perform exercise training, i.e. exercise self-efficacy (ESE), in CHD patients are virtually unknown. We aimed to identify factors related to low ESE in adults with CHD, and potential strategies for being physically active. Methods: Seventy-nine adults with CHD; 38 with simple lesions (16 women) and 41 with complex lesions (17 women) with mean age 36...
March 2018: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343168/assessment-of-goals-and-priorities-in-patients-with-a-chronic-condition-a-secondary-quantitative-analysis-of-determinants-across-11-countries
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Neeltje P C A Vermunt, Gert P Westert, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, Marjan J Faber
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of patient characteristics, patient-professional engagement, communication and context on the probability that healthcare professionals will discuss goals or priorities with older patients. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from the 2014 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults. SETTING: 11 western countries. SUBJECTS: Community-dwelling adults, aged 55 or older...
January 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325890/calorie-labels-on-the-restaurant-menu-is-the-use-of-weight-control-behaviors-related-to-ordering-decisions
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Nicole Larson, Ann F Haynos, Christina A Roberto, Katie A Loth, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence that calorie information on restaurant menus does not similarly influence the ordering decisions of all population groups and may have unintended consequences for individuals who struggle with disordered eating or other weight-related concerns. OBJECTIVE: This study describes demographic patterns in the use of calorie information on restaurant menus and investigates relationships between using this information to limit calorie intake and measures of restaurant visit frequency and weight-related concerns and behavior...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318637/factors-increasing-the-risk-for-a-severe-reaction-in-anaphylaxis-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-european-anaphylaxis-registry
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Margitta Worm, Wojciech Francuzik, Jean-Marie Renaudin, Maria Beatrice Bilo, Victòria Cardona, Kathrin Scherer Hofmeier, Alice Köhli, Andrea Bauer, George Christoff, Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz, Thomas Hawranek, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Lars Lange, Vera Mahler, Antonella Muraro, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Claudia Pföhler, Iwona Poziomkowska-Gęsicka, Franziska Ruëff, Thomas Spindler, Regina Treudler, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Sabine Dölle
BACKGROUND: Preventive measures to decrease the frequency and intensity of anaphylactic events are essential to provide optimal care for allergic patients. Aggravating factors may trigger or increase the severity of anaphylaxis and therefore need to be recognized and avoided. OBJECTIVE: To identify and prioritize factors associated with an increased risk of developing severe anaphylaxis. METHODS: Data from the Anaphylaxis Registry (122 centers in 11 European countries) was used in logistic regression models considering existing severity grading systems, elicitors, and symptoms to identify the relative risk of factors on the severity of anaphylaxis...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307094/diet-and-exercise-changes-following-bone-densitometry-in-the-patient-activation-after-dxa-result-notification-paadrn-study
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Douglas W Roblin, Peter Cram, Yiyue Lou, Stephanie W Edmonds, Sylvie F Hall, Michael P Jones, Kenneth G Saag, Nicole C Wright, Fredric D Wolinsky
Calcium and vitamin D intake and exercise are suboptimal among older adults. Following bone densitometry, a letter communicating individualized fracture risk accompanied by an educational brochure improved participants' lifestyle-but no more than existing communication strategies-over 52 weeks. Simple communication strategies are insufficient for achieving optimal levels of bone health behaviors. PURPOSE: The Patient Activation After DXA Result Notification (PAADRN) study was designed to evaluate whether a letter with individualized fracture risk and an educational brochure mailed to patients soon after their DXA might improve bone health behaviors (daily calcium intake, vitamin D supplementation, and weekly exercise sessions) compared to slower, less individualized communication characterizing usual care...
January 6, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306622/commonly-occurring-adverse-birth-outcomes-and-maternal-depression-a-longitudinal-study
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A M Kingsbury, M Plotnikova, J M Najman
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about whether commonly occurring adverse birth outcomes have a long-term impact on the mental health of mothers. The aim of this study was to investigate whether commonly occurring adverse birth outcomes predicted mothers' depressive-symptom trajectories over a 27-year period following the birth of a baby. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study. METHODS: Participants comprised a sub-group of women from the longitudinal cohort of the Mater and University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy...
January 4, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274067/perceived-benefits-of-participation-and-risks-of-soil-contamination-in-st-louis-urban-community-gardens
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Roger Wong, Leah Gable, Zorimar Rivera-Núñez
Community gardens are credited for promoting health within neighborhoods, by increasing healthy food intake and exercise frequency. These benefits, however, are potentially undermined as urban soils are often contaminated from industrial legacies. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived benefits of participation and risks of soil contamination within urban community gardens, and factors associated with soil contamination concerns. Ninety-three gardeners were interviewed across 20 community gardens in St...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261706/place-matters-a-longitudinal-analysis-measuring-the-association-between-neighbourhood-walkability-and-walking-by-age-group-and-population-center-size-in-canada
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Rania Wasfi, Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, Yan Kestens
This study examined the influence of walkability on walking behaviour and assessed whether associations varied according to life-stage and population center (PC) size. Walkability scores were obtained for the six-digit postal codes of residential neighbourhoods of 11,200 Canadians, who participated in biennial assessments of the National Population Health Survey from 1994 to 2010. Participants were stratified by age-group. Mixed-effects logistic regression models were used to estimate the influence of cumulative exposure to neighborhood walkability on utilitarian and exercise walking by PC size and life-stage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260391/applying-pre-participation-exercise-screening-to-breast-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lotachukwu T Igwebuike, Xiaochen Zhang, Justin C Brown, Kathryn H Schmitz
PURPOSE: Clinical guidelines recommend that breast cancer (BrCa) survivors be prescribed exercise. However, clinicians often do not prescribe exercise citing the presence of multiple health issues found among cancer survivors. No study has examined the proportion of BrCa survivors that can be prescribed a community/home-based unsupervised exercise program safely and independently, without further medical investigations or supervision. METHODS: Participants included BrCa survivors who received treatment at a university healthcare system between 2009 and 2014...
December 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258489/self-rated-health-and-perceived-violence-in-the-neighborhood-is-heterogeneous-between-young-women-and-men
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Aline Almeida Bentes, Cibele Comini César, César Coelho Xavier, Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa, Fernando Augusto Proietti
BACKGROUND: Self-rated health (SRH) is the general perception of an individual's own health and a key indicator to measure health in population-based studies. Few studies have examined the association between perceived urban violence and SRH among young adults. There were an estimated 475,000 deaths in 2012 as a result of homicide on the world. Sixty percent of these deaths occurred among males aged 15-44 years, making homicide the third leading cause of death for this population group...
December 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242638/re-calibration-of-coronary-risk-prediction-an-example-of-the-seven-countries-study
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Paolo Emilio Puddu, Paolo Piras, Daan Kromhout, Hanna Tolonen, Anthony Kafatos, Alessandro Menotti
We aimed at performing a calibration and re-calibration process using six standard risk factors from Northern (NE, N = 2360) or Southern European (SE, N = 2789) middle-aged men of the Seven Countries Study, whose parameters and data were fully known, to establish whether re-calibration gave the right answer. Greenwood-Nam-D'Agostino technique as modified by Demler (GNDD) in 2015 produced chi-squared statistics using 10 deciles of observed/expected CHD mortality risk, corresponding to Hosmer-Lemeshaw chi-squared employed for multiple logistic equations whereby binary data are used...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228605/a-case-control-study-on-risk-factors-of-breast-cancer-in-han-chinese-women
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Li-Yuan Liu, Fei Wang, Shu-De Cui, Fu-Guo Tian, Zhi-Min Fan, Cui-Zhi Geng, Xu-Chen Cao, Zhen-Lin Yang, Xiang Wang, Hong Liang, Shu Wang, Hong-Chuan Jiang, Xue-Ning Duan, Hai-Bo Wang, Guo-Lou Li, Qi-Tang Wang, Jian-Guo Zhang, Feng Jin, Jin-Hai Tang, Liang Li, Shi-Guang Zhu, Wen-Shu Zuo, Li-Xiang Yu, Yu-Juan Xiang, Fei Zhou, Liang Li, Qiang Zhang, Qin-Ye Fu, Zhong-Bing Ma, De-Zong Gao, Yu-Yang Li, Lu Liu, Chun-Miao Ye, Yong-Jiu Wang, Wen-Zhong Zhou, Zhi-Gang Yu
This study aimed to investigate risk factors associated with breast cancer among Han Chinese women in northern and eastern China. A matched case-control study involving 1489 patients with breast cancer and 1489 controls was conducted across 21 hospitals in 11 provinces in China, from April 2012 to April 2013. We developed a structured questionnaire to record information from face-to-face interviews with participants. Student's t-tests, Pearson's chi-square tests, and univariate and multivariate conditional logistic regression analyses were used to identify variables with significant differences between the case and control groups...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224589/a-wake-up-call-for-physical-activity-promotion-in-australia-results-from-a-survey-of-australian-nursing-and-allied-health-professionals
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Nicole Freene, Sophie Cools, Danny Hills, Bernie Bissett, Kate Pumpa, Gabrielle Cooper
Objective Nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs) are in an ideal position to promote physical activity (PA) as part of their health care provision. The aim of this study was to investigate current promotion and knowledge of PA among people in these disciplines.Methods A cross-sectional online survey of practicing Australian physiotherapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and pharmacists was conducted in 2016.Results A total of 433 nurses and AHPs completed the survey...
December 11, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223851/additional-value-of-anaerobic-threshold-in-a-general-mortality-prediction-model-in-a-urban-patient-cohort-with-chagas-cardiomyopathy
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Roberto Ribeiro da Silva, Michel Silva Reis, Basílio de Bragança Pereira, Emilia Matos do Nascimento, Roberto Coury Pedrosa
BACKGROUND: Anaerobic threshold (AT) is recognized as objective and direct measurement that reflects variations in metabolism of skeletal muscles during exercise. Its prognostic value in heart diseases of non-chagasic etiology is well established. However, the assessment of risk of death in Chagas heart disease is relatively well established by Rassi score. But, the added value that AT can bring to Rassi score has not been studied yet. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether AT presents additional effect to Rassi score in patients with chronic Chagas' heart disease...
December 6, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217429/association-of-platelet-count-with-sarcopenic-obesity-in-postmenopausal-women-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Woo-Jin Park, Dong-Hyuk Jung, Ji-Won Lee, Jae-Yong Shim, Yu-Jin Kwon
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between platelet count and sarcopenic obesity in postmenopausal women. METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted using nationally representative data. A total of 2810 postmenopausal women who participated in the 2008-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were included in this study. Sarcopenic obesity was defined by a sarcopenia criterion and an obesity criterion. Platelet counts were divided into quartiles as follows: Q, 150-222; Q2, 223-257; Q3, 258-294, and Q4, 295-450 (103/μl)...
December 5, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208615/association-between-exercise-and-the-risk-of-dementia-results-from-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study-in-china
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Zi Zhou, Jian Fu, Y Alicia Hong, Ping Wang, Ya Fang
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the causal association between exercise and the risk of dementia among older Chinese adults. DESIGN: Longitudinal population-based study with a follow-up duration of 9 years. SETTING: Data for the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey waves occurring from 2002 to 2011-2012 were extracted from the survey database. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 7501 dementia-free subjects who were older than 65 years were included at baseline...
December 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207971/comparison-of-the-association-of-mammographic-density-and-clinical-factors-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-versus-invasive-ductal-breast-cancer-in-korean-women
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Hyeonyoung Ko, Jinyoung Shin, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Tuong Linh Nguyen, John Llewelyn Hopper, Yun-Mi Song
BACKGROUND: In spite of the increasing incidence of in situ breast cancer, the information about the risk factors of in situ breast cancer (DCIS) is scarce as compared to the information available for invasive ductal breast cancer (IDC), with inconsistent findings regarding the difference in risk factors between DCIS and IDC. METHODS: We enrolled 472 women with IDC and 90 women with DCIS and 1088 controls matching for age and menopausal status. Information on risk factors was collected through self-administered questionnaire...
December 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198044/lifestyle-factors-and-social-ties-associated-with-the-frequency-of-laughter-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-fukushima-health-management-survey
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Mayumi Hirosaki, Tetsuya Ohira, Seiji Yasumura, Masaharu Maeda, Hirooki Yabe, Mayumi Harigane, Hideto Takahashi, Michio Murakami, Yuriko Suzuki, Hironori Nakano, Wen Zhang, Mayu Uemura, Masafumi Abe, Kenji Kamiya
PURPOSE: Although mental health problems such as depression after disasters have been reported, positive psychological factors after disasters have not been examined. Recently, the importance of positive affect to our health has been recognised. We therefore investigated the frequency of laughter and its related factors among residents of evacuation zones after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study on 52,320 participants aged 20 years and older who were included in the Fukushima Health Management Survey in Japan's fiscal year 2012, associations of the frequency of laughter with changes in lifestyle after the disaster, such as a changed work situation, the number of family members, and the number of address changes, and other sociodemographic, psychological, and lifestyle factors were examined using logistic regression analysis...
December 2, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196482/do-changing-levels-of-maternal-exercise-during-pregnancy-affect-neonatal-adiposity-secondary-analysis-of-the-babies-after-scope-evaluating-the-longitudinal-impact-using-neurological-and-nutritional-endpoints-baseline-birth-cohort-cork-ireland
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Tom Norris, Fergus P McCarthy, Ali S Khashan, Deidre M Murray, Mairead Kiely, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Philip N Baker, Louise C Kenny
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether changing levels of exercise during pregnancy are related to altered neonatal adiposity. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from a prospective cohort study. SETTING: Cork, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: 1200 mother - infant pairs recruited as part of a prospective birth cohort, Babies After SCOPE: Evaluating the Longitudinal Impact Using Neurological and Nutritional Endpoints (BASELINE). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Neonatal adiposity was assessed within several days of birth using air displacement plethysmography (PEAPOD)...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Open
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