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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900751/-reflection-on-the-differences-and-similarities-of-mental-health-care-in-virginia-and-taiwan-geography-history-culture-and-nurse-practitioners
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Chueh-Fen Lu, Ching-Chuan Tung, Linda Ely
Sponsored by the pilot overseas internships project of the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, the authors and ten undergraduate students from Taiwan visited several mental health facilities in Virginia for one month. These facilities included the Catawba State Hospital, Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Carilion Saint Albans Behavioral Health (New River Valley Medical Center), Warm Hearth Village, Adult & Child Family Counseling private outpatient clinic, the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, New Life Clubhouse, and Self-Government Program for Assertive Community Treatment...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898159/interagency-partnership-to-deliver-veteran-directed-home-and-community-based-services-interviews-with-aging-and-disability-network-agency-personnel-regarding-their-experience-with-partner-department-of-veterans-affairs-medical-centers
#2
Kali S Thomas, Susan M Allen
Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) is a consumer-directed program that began in 2009 and is jointly administered in a partnership between the Veterans Health Administration and the Administration for Community Living. The objective of this article is to describe the Aging and Disability Network agency (ADNA) personnel's perceptions of the implementation of the VD-HCBS program with partner Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers (VAMCs). Qualitative interviews with 26 ADNA VD-HCBS personnel across the country were transcribed, coded, and analyzed...
2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891527/the-multimorbidity-index-a-tool-for-assessing-the-prognosis-of-patients-from-their-history-of-illness
#3
Farrokh Alemi, Cari R Levy, Raya E Kheirbek
BACKGROUND: The Multimorbidity (MM) Index predicts the prognosis of patients from their diagnostic history. In contrast to existing approaches with broad diagnostic categories, it treats each diagnosis as a separate independent variable using individual International Classification of Disease, Revision 9 (ICD-9) codes. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the MM Index, reviews the published data on its accuracy, and provides procedures for implementing the Index within electronic health record (EHR) systems...
2016: EGEMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880624/suicidal-ideation-among-korean-elderly-risk-factors-and-population-attributable-fractions
#4
Jong-Il Park, Jong-Chul Yang, Changsu Han, Tae Won Park, Sang-Keun Chung
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the risk factors of suicidal ideation and their population attributable fraction (PAF) in a representative sample of the elderly population in Korea. METHOD: We examined the data set from the Survey of Living Conditions and Welfare Needs of Korean Older Persons, which was conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) in 2011. In that survey, 10,674 participants were randomly selected from those older than age 65...
2016: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880003/association-of-multimorbidity-with-mortality-and-healthcare-utilization-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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C Barrett Bowling, Laura Plantinga, Lawrence S Phillips, William McClellan, Katharina Echt, Neale Chumbler, Gerald McGwin, Ann Vandenberg, Richard M Allman, Theodore M Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) almost universally occurs in individuals with other medical problems. However, few studies have described CKD-related multimorbidity using a framework that identifies chronic conditions as concordant (having overlap in treatment goals) versus discordant (having opposing treatment recommendations) and unrelated (having no overlap, but contributing to complexity via different resource requirements). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879382/veteran-preferences-regarding-wireless-management-of-positive-airway-pressure-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-at-a-tertiary-health-care-system
#6
Ken He, Brian N Palen, Elizabeth A Mattox, Elizabeth C Parsons
BACKGROUND: Timely monitoring of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy can be a challenge amid conflicting pressures of rising patient volume and shortage of sleep medicine providers. Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices with wireless modem technology have the potential to improve patient access to care and streamline work load, yet little is known about patient attitudes toward telehealth integration among veterans with sleep apnea. As part of a larger quality improvement initiative at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, we elicited veterans' preferences toward modem versus traditional PAP data download, including patient attitudes and factors affecting those preferences...
November 22, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876456/a-qualitative-study-of-the-current-situation-of-elderly-care-in-iran-what-can-we-do-for-the-future
#7
Salime Goharinezhad, Mohammadreza Maleki, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Hamid Ravaghi
BACKGROUND: With the successful improvement of global health systems and social security in societies, the world is now advancing toward aging. All countries have to face the phenomenon of population aging sooner or later depending on their degree of development; however, elderly care is predicted to soon become a major concern for developing countries such as Iran. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to identify the challenges of elderly care in Iran and to help policymakers develop roadmaps for the future through providing a clearer image of the current state of affairs in this area of healthcare...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870547/prescribers-perceptions-of-medication-discontinuation-survey-instrument-development-and-validation
#8
Amy Linsky, Steven R Simon, Kelly Stolzmann, Barbara G Bokhour, Mark Meterko
OBJECTIVES: Primary care providers (PCPs) and clinical pharmacists have concerns about the adverse consequences of using medications inappropriately and generally support the notion of reducing unnecessary drugs. Despite this attitude, many factors impede clinicians' ability to discontinue medication in clinical settings. We sought to develop a survey instrument that assesses PCPs' and pharmacists' experiences, attitudes, and beliefs toward medication discontinuation. STUDY DESIGN: Survey development and psychometric assessment...
November 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864210/summaries-of-safety-labeling-changes-approved-by-fda-boxed-warnings-highlights-july-september-2016
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December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864195/summaries-of-safety-labeling-changes-approved-by-fda-boxed-warnings-highlights-july-september-2016
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December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862944/factors-related-to-the-burnout-of-japanese-female-nurses-with-children-under-3%C3%A2-years-old
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Yuko Takayama, Eiko Suzuki, Atsuko Kobiyama, Akiko Maruyama, Yoshiko Sera
AIM: Burnout is a common feature among healthcare professionals; however, little systematic research exists on burnout among nurses who are raising children. The burnout-related factors among female nurses with children under the age of 3 years were identified in order to ascertain potential burnout prevention methods. METHODS: In total, 1681 nurses with children who worked at nine city hospitals in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, were sent the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey; 1173 nurses responded in June 2014...
November 11, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861701/preparing-family-caregivers-to-recognize-delirium-symptoms-in-older-adults-after-elective-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty
#12
Margaret J Bull, Lesley Boaz, Mehdi Maadooliat, Mary E Hagle, Lynn Gettrust, Maureen T Greene, Sue Baird Holmes, Jane S Saczynski
OBJECTIVES: To test the feasibility of a telephone-based intervention that prepares family caregivers to recognize delirium symptoms and how to communicate their observations to healthcare providers. DESIGN: Mixed-method, pre-post quasi-experimental design. SETTING: A Midwest Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a nonprofit health system. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one family caregiver-older adult dyads provided consent; 34 completed the intervention...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849502/eating-behaviors-prevalence-psychiatric-comorbidity-and-associations-with-body-mass-index-among-male-and-female-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans
#13
Jennifer D Slane, Michele D Levine, Sonya Borrero, Kristin M Mattocks, Amy D Ozier, Norman Silliker, Harini Bathulapalli, Cynthia Brandt, Sally G Haskell
OBJECTIVE: There is a dearth of research examining eating behaviors, such as binge eating, among male and female veterans. The present study evaluated the prevalence of self-reported eating problems as well as associations with body mass index and psychiatric disorders among male and female Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. METHODS: Participants were 298 male and 364 female veterans (M = 33.3 ± 10.6 years old) from the Women Veterans Cohort Study, a study of male and female veterans enrolled for Veterans Affairs care in New England or Indiana...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849489/early-intervention-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-depression-and-quality-of-life-in-mortuary-affairs-soldiers-postdeployment
#14
Quinn M Biggs, Carol S Fullerton, James E McCarroll, Xian Liu, Leming Wang, Nicole M Dacuyan, Douglas F Zatzick, Robert J Ursano
U.S. Army mortuary affairs (MA) soldiers experience stressors of deployment and exposure to the dead, increasing risk for post-traumatic stress and depression. This study examines Troop Education for Army Morale, a postdeployment early intervention based on Psychological First Aid. MA soldiers (N = 126) were randomized to intervention or comparison groups 1-month postdeployment. Intervention sessions were held at 2, 3, 4, and 7 months. Assessments of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and quality of life (QOL) were conducted at 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 10 months for both groups...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849464/a-review-of-unique-considerations-for-female-veterans-with-amputation
#15
Billie J Randolph, Leif M Nelson, M Jason Highsmith
This article explores unique considerations that face both women living with limb loss and their health care providers. This demographic of patient has a higher rate of artificial limb rejection, thus challenging providers to address needs for cosmesis and function that varies from those of male counterparts. Health care providers for women with amputations, such as the Veterans Affairs, must evolve health care delivery, research practices, and work jointly with industry in order to meet the needs of this population...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849456/the-bridging-advanced-developments-for-exceptional-rehabilitation-bader-consortium-reaching-in-partnership-for-optimal-orthopaedic-rehabilitation-outcomes
#16
Steven J Stanhope, Jason M Wilken, Alison L Pruziner, Christopher L Dearth, Marilynn Wyatt, Gregg W Ziemke, Rachel Strickland, Suzanne A Milbourne, Kenton R Kaufman
The Bridging Advanced Developments for Exceptional Rehabilitation (BADER) Consortium began in September 2011 as a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program. A partnership was formed with DoD Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Centers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), academia, and industry to rapidly conduct innovative, high-impact, and sustainable clinically relevant research...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846670/-identification-of-control-hospitals-for-the-implementation-of-the-nationwide-and-standardized-evaluation-of-model-projects-according-to-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-64b-sgb-v-analysis-of-data-from-structured-quality-reports
#17
T Petzold, A Neumann, M Seifert, D Küster, A Pfennig, J Weiß, D Häckl, E Swart, J Schmitt
Background: Health care needs of mentally ill patients make special demands on cross-sectoral health care structures. § 64b SGB V enables care of mentally ill patients through model projects that are multi-professional, work across treatment periods and sectors and implement new forms of financing. These model projects in their hospitals (case hospitals) need to be evaluated and compared with standard treatment methods. Objectives: The aim of this analysis is to identify matching hospitals according to a priori defined criteria for the establishment of a control group (control hospitals) using secondary data...
November 15, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843821/geriatric-health-policy-in-india-the-need-for-scaling-up-implementation
#18
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N Sherin Susan Paul, Mathew Asirvatham
In an anticipation of the rising geriatric population in India, the Central government constituted the National Policy for Older Persons in 1999 to promote the health and welfare of senior citizens in India. A major strategy of this policy is to encourage families to take care of their older family members. The policy also encourages voluntary organizations to supplement the care provided by the family and provide care and protection to vulnerable elderly people. The implementation of this policy, particularly in the rural areas, has been negligible and calls for a scaling-up of programs to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of the poor...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843818/the-dire-need-for-primary-care-specialization-in-india-concerns-and-challenges
#19
Nafis Faizi, Najam Khalique, Anees Ahmad, Mohammad Salman Shah
Primary health care is an evidence-based priority, but it is still inadequately supported in many countries. Ironically, on one hand, India is a popular destination for medical tourism due to the affordability of high quality of health care and, on the other hand, ill health and health care are the main reasons for becoming poor through medical poverty traps. Surprisingly, this is despite the fact that India was committed to 'Health for All by 2000' in the past, and is committed to 'Universal Health Coverage' by 2022! Clearly, these commitments are destined to fail unless something is done to improve the present state of affairs...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843817/the-junior-doctor-contract-in-the-national-health-service
#20
Zeeshan Mughal, Faraz Mughal
The progression of the junior doctor contract negotiations within the National Health Service (NHS) has been widely reported. We aim to provide a comprehensive summary of the current state of affairs with the contract negotiations and hope to inform those who may not be familiar with the situation affecting junior doctors in the NHS.
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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