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Behaviorial health

Yu-Shu Huang, Fang-Ming Hwang, Cheng-Hui Lin, Li-Ang Lee, Po-Yu Huang, Szu-Tzu Chiu
AIMS: Childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) affects not only the children's physical health, but also their mental development, behavioral problems and learning difficulties. Therefore, an early diagnosis is important. However, the assessment tools of polysomnography are demanding. The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Questionnaire-18 (OSA-18) is designed to screen OSA and has good reliability and validity. The goal of this study was to validate the Chinese version of the OSA-18, to analyze the frequency of symptoms and find the most common symptoms of OSA in Taiwanese children...
December 2015: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Michael Schwenk
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a phenomenon which the ENT-doctor should be familiar with. It has its roots in the description of a syndrome in 1987. A worker spilled chemicals at his workplace and from then on he reacted highly sensitive to chemicals. Today, there are many people who explain their complaints with self-suspected MCS. Various pathopysiological models have been proposed, including toxicological, immunological or behaviorial models. But no-one could be proved so far. Since controlled provocation tests have also provided unclear results, an increasing number of doctors assumes today, that MCS reflects a psychic condition...
2004: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Dilek Toprak, Serap Demir
Hypertension is a serious and common health problem experienced by people from all parts of the world. The authors' aim was to assess hypertensive patients' baseline health behaviors, health status, knowledge about their disease, lifestyles, behaviorial modifications, sources of information about their disease, and management of hypertension. The authors administered to 72 hypertensive patients a questionnaire that asked about lifestyles, management of hypertensive attacks, and use of alternative treatments...
2007: Behavioral Medicine
Laura A Brannon, Kimi L Carson
Nurses and student nurses read case descriptions and generated diagnoses for patients who differed on situational and behaviorial chactacteristics. Consistent with a representativeness heuristic, participants were less likely to attribute symptoms to physical illness when scenarios included extra-symptom patient characteristics. Results suggest that medical personnel implement prototypical, heuristic-based diagnostic procedures.
August 2003: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
J Shybut, R Carter
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July 1983: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
R Ashkenas
Although behaviorial scientists have become more involved in health care settings recently, their impact has been less than desired. An inadequate understanding of individual physicians' concerns has contributed to this situation, and improved insight into physicians' lives might benefit behavioral science work in health care settings.
1979: Health Care Management Review
R C Lefebvre, L Linnan, S Sundaram, A Ronan
Blood cholesterol screening programs offer an important venue for nutrition counseling aimed at lowering blood cholesterol levels. This paper presents a screening, counseling and referral protocol that has been developed by the Pawtucket Heart Health Program (PHHP). A review of general considerations for counseling strategies in the screening context highlights the necessity for brief, focused, behaviorially oriented tactics. The PHHP Summary and Referral protocol includes a review of multiple risk factors for heart disease, a discussion of blood cholesterol levels, recommendations for eating pattern changes based on response to a food frequency questionnaire, and a final summary and referral as needed...
October 1990: Patient Education and Counseling
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