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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427426/the-development-and-validation-of-an-instrument-to-measure-the-quality-of-health-research-reports-in-the-lay-media
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Dena Zeraatkar, Michael Obeda, Jeffrey S Ginsberg, Jack Hirsh
BACKGROUND: The media serves as an important link between medical research, as reported in scholarly sources, and the public and has the potential to act as a powerful tool to improve public health. However, concerns about the reliability of health research reports have been raised. Tools to monitor the quality of health research reporting in the media are needed to identify areas of weakness in health research reporting and to subsequently work towards the efficient use of the lay media as a public health tool through which the public's health behaviors can be improved...
April 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422609/isotemporal-analysis-of-the-association-of-objectively-measured-physical-activity-with-depressive-symptoms-results-from-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol
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Chad D Rethorst, Ashley E Moncrieft, Marc D Gellman, Elva M Arredondo, Christina Buelna, Shelia F Castañeda, Martha L Daviglus, Unab I Khan, Krista M Perreira, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Mark Stoutenberg
BACKGROUND: The burden of depression among Hispanics/Latinos indicates the need to identify factors related to depressive symptoms. This paper examines the relationship of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) with depressive symptoms in Hispanic/Latinos. METHODS: The Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a population-based, cohort study of Hispanic/Latinos in four United States metropolitan areas. Objectively measured PA was coded into: sedentary behavior (SB), light-intensity (LPA), moderate-intensity (MPA), and vigorous-intensity (VPA); and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale-10 assessed depressive symptoms...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414072/resistance-training-is-associated-with-spontaneous-changes-in-aerobic-physical-activity-but-not-overall-diet-quality-in-adults-with-prediabetes
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Tanya M Halliday, Jyoti Savla, Elaina L Marinik, Valisa E Hedrick, Richard A Winett, Brenda M Davy
BACKGROUND: Aerobic exercise interventions have been shown to result in alterations to dietary intake and non-exercise physical activity (PA). To date, the ability for resistance training (RT) to influence other health-related behaviors has not been examined. This study aimed to determine if initiation and maintenance of RT is associated with spontaneous changes in dietary quality and non-RT PA in adults with prediabetes. METHODS: Overweight/obese adults (n=170, BMI=32...
April 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409170/the-effect-of-pender-s-health-promotion-model-in-improving-the-nutritional-behavior-of-overweight-and-obese-women
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Masoud Khodaveisi, Afsar Omidi, Shima Farokhi, Ali Reza Soltanian
BACKGROUND: Changes in lifestyle and eating habits have put women at risk of obesity and overweight more than ever. This aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Pender's Health Promotion Model (HPM) to improve the nutritional behavior of overweight and obese women admitted to Fatemiyeh Hospital clinics in Hamadan, west Iran in 2015. METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study, 108 eligible women were selected and randomly assigned to two groups: one experimental and one control...
April 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408191/cross-cultural-validity-of-the-theory-of-planned-behavior-for-predicting-healthy-food-choice-in-secondary-school-students-of-inner-mongolia
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Takashi Shimazaki, Hugejiletu Bao, Geer Deli, Hiroaki Uechi, Ying-Hua Lee, Kayo Miura, Koji Takenaka
AIMS: Unhealthy eating behavior is a serious health concern among secondary school students in Inner Mongolia. To predict their healthy food choices and devise methods of correcting unhealthy choices, we sought to confirm the cross-cultural validity of the theory of planned behavior among Inner Mongolian students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study, conducted between November and December 2014. Overall, 3047 students were enrolled. We devised a questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior to measure its components (intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control) in relation to healthy food choices; we also assessed their current engagement in healthy food choices...
April 4, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408001/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-a-skin-awareness-intervention-for-early-detection-of-skin-cancer-targeting-men-older-than-50-years
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Louisa G Gordon, Joshua Brynes, Peter D Baade, Rachel E Neale, David C Whiteman, Philippa H Youl, Joanne F Aitken, Monika Janda
OBJECTIVES: To assess the cost-effectiveness of an educational intervention encouraging self-skin examinations for early detection of skin cancers among men older than 50 years. METHODS: A lifetime Markov model was constructed to combine data from the Skin Awareness Trial and other published sources. The model incorporated a health system perspective and the cost and health outcomes for melanoma, squamous and basal cell carcinomas, and benign skin lesions. Key model outcomes included Australian costs (2015), quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), life-years, and counts of skin cancers...
April 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407003/assessment-of-the-implementation-of-community-led-total-sanitation-hygiene-and-associated-factors-in-diretiyara-district-eastern-ethiopia
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Roba Argaw Tessema
Based on the sustainable development goals, the United Nations plans to achieve equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and to end open defecation by 2030. In Ethiopia, 60% to 80% of health problems are due to communicable diseases attributable to unsafe water supply, unhygienic and unsanitary waste management, which are directly linked to the practice of open defecation. This study has aimed at assessing the implementation of community-led total sanitation and hygiene (CLTSH) and associated factors. A community-based cross-sectional study design involving 420 of the 7,225 households found in Diretiyara district was conducted in June 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405159/validation-of-an-instrument-to-measure-patients-experiences-of-medicine-use-the-living-with-medicines-questionnaire
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Janet Krska, Barbra Katusiime, Sarah A Corlett
BACKGROUND: Medicine-related burden is an increasingly recognized concept, stemming from the rising tide of polypharmacy, which may impact on patient behaviors, including nonadherence. No instruments currently exist which specifically measure medicine-related burden. The Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ) was developed for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: This study validated the LMQ in a sample of adults using regular prescription medicines in the UK. METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed in community pharmacies and public places in southeast England or online through UK health websites and social media...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398148/the-emotional-eating-and-negative-food-relationship-experiences-of-obese-and-overweight-adults
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Tasha Ford, HeeSoon Lee, MinJeong Jeon
Overweight and obesity pose serious public health problems, affecting 68.8% of Americans. Previous research indicated that psychological factors played important roles in an individual's motivation to consume food. In particular, emotional eating, defined as overeating in response to negative affect, has received particular attention as a risk factor for obesity. This study explored and addressed the emotional factors involved in the development of emotional eating. A total of 10 Midwestern American male and female adults, previously diagnosed as medically overweight and obese, were recruited via online and print advertisement using maximum variation and snowball sampling methods...
April 11, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395251/state-political-ideology-policies-and-health-behaviors-the-case-of-tobacco
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Ashley M Fox, Wenhui Feng, Rakesh Yumkham
Anti-smoking campaigns are widely viewed as a success case in public health policy. However, smoking rates continue to vary widely across U.S. states and the success of anti-smoking campaigns is contingent upon states' adoption of anti-smoking policies. Though state anti-smoking policy is a product of a political process, studies of the effect of policies on smoking prevalence have largely ignored how politics shapes policy adoption, which, in turn, impact state health outcomes. Policies may also have different effects in different political contexts...
March 27, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386676/attitudes-and-beliefs-among-high-and-low-risk-population-groups-towards-%C3%AE-thalassemia-prevention-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study-from-india
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Swati Chawla, Rajnish Kumar Singh, Bhaskar V K S Lakkakula, Raghavendra Rao Vadlamudi
β-thalassemia is an autosomal recessive blood disorder caused by gene mutations that affect all aspects of β-globin production. In majority of Asian countries including India, the frequency of β-thalassemia is closely intertwined with social, cultural, and religious issues of the respective country. Several national level screening programs imparted education regarding β-thalassemia, but follow-up evaluation revealed that education was not effective. It has been hypothesized that the beliefs and attitudes, carrier screening, and education among "high risk communities" will have far-reaching implications towards β-thalassemia prevention in the country...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385683/the-multimodal-assessment-of-adult-attachment-security-developing-the-biometric-attachment-test
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Federico Parra, Raphaële Miljkovitch, Gwenaelle Persiaux, Michelle Morales, Stefan Scherer
BACKGROUND: Attachment theory has been proven essential for mental health, including psychopathology, development, and interpersonal relationships. Validated psychometric instruments to measure attachment abound but suffer from shortcomings common to traditional psychometrics. Recent developments in multimodal fusion and machine learning pave the way for new automated and objective psychometric instruments for adult attachment that combine psychophysiological, linguistic, and behavioral analyses in the assessment of the construct...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385050/-the-complaining-women-health-professionals-perceptions-on-patients-with-fibromyalgia-in-spain
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Erica Briones-Vozmediano, Ann Öhman, Isabel Goicolea, Carmen Vives-Cases
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is twofold: (1) to explore health service providers' perceptions regarding fibromyalgia patients in Spain and (2) to analyze possible consequences of these perceptions in terms of how health service providers construct the disease and treat their patients. DESIGN: Qualitative study. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: Twelve health service providers (eight men, four women) involved in the care of fibromyalgia patients. Providers were from different disciplines and included general practitioners, rheumatologists, occupational doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists and behavioral specialists from Spain...
April 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382223/identification-of-histological-correlates-of-overall-survival-in-lower-grade-gliomas-using-a-bag-of-words-paradigm-a-preliminary-analysis-based-on-hematoxylin-eosin-stained-slides-from-the-lower-grade-glioma-cohort-of-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Reid Trenton Powell, Adriana Olar, Shivali Narang, Ganesh Rao, Erik Sulman, Gregory N Fuller, Arvind Rao
BACKGROUND: Glioma, the most common primary brain neoplasm, describes a heterogeneous tumor of multiple histologic subtypes and cellular origins. At clinical presentation, gliomas are graded according to the World Health Organization guidelines (WHO), which reflect the malignant characteristics of the tumor based on histopathological and molecular features. Lower grade diffuse gliomas (LGGs) (WHO Grade II-III) have fewer malignant characteristics than high-grade gliomas (WHO Grade IV), and a better clinical prognosis, however, accurate discrimination of overall survival (OS) remains a challenge...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379822/improving-patient-clinician-conversations-during-annual-wellness-visits
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Zsolt J Nagykaldi, Ami Dave, Connor J Kristof, Tanya N Watts, Sravanthi Utpala, Elizabeth Wickersham
BACKGROUND: Health risk assessments (HRAs) have been implemented and studied for decades in various settings, but little is known about the effect of introducing HRAs on the dynamics and content of patient-clinician conversations during Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) and whether the effective use of HRAs requires additional training and resources. METHODS: We used Conversation Analysis techniques to analyze 40 AWVs conducted in an academic family medicine residency practice...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373644/modeling-nosocomial-infections-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-with-environment-contamination
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Lei Wang, Shigui Ruan
In this work, we investigate the role of environmental contamination on the clinical epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It is tougher to treat than most strains of Staphylococcus aureus or staph, because it is resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. Both deterministic and stochastic models are constructed to describe the transmission characteristics of MRSA in hospital setting...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367321/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-facebook-for-health-promotion-among-people-with-serious-mental-illness
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John A Naslund, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Lisa A Marsch, Stephen J Bartels
OBJECTIVE: Elevated obesity rates are a major contributor to the significantly reduced life expectancy impacting people with serious mental illness. With over 1.5 billion Facebook users worldwide, this platform may afford opportunities for reaching individuals with serious mental illness outside professional settings and fostering social support for adopting healthier behaviors. In this mixed methods pilot study, we explored the feasibility and acceptability of using Facebook to support a group lifestyle intervention for weight loss among obese adults with serious mental illness...
November 1, 2016: Digital Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359380/validation-of-an-arabic-version-of-an-instrument-to-measure-waterpipe-smoking-behavior
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S Abou Arbid, A Al Mulla, B Ghandour, N Ammar, M Adawi, R Daher, N Younes, H A Chami
OBJECTIVES: Reliable and valid measures of waterpipe smoking are essential to study its health effects. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of an Arabic translation of Maziak questionnaire that assesses various aspects of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: This questionnaire was translated, back translated, and culturally adapted to the local Arabic dialect...
April 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356769/validation-of-health-behavior-and-stages-of-change-questionnaire
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Leivy Patricia Gonzalez-Ramirez, Jose Maria De la Roca-Chiapas, Cecilia Colunga-Rodriguez, Maria de Lourdes Preciado-Serrano, Adrian Daneri-Navarro, Francisco Javier Pedroza-Cabrera, Reyna Jazmin Martinez-Arriaga
BACKGROUND: The transtheoretical model (TTM) has been widely used to promote healthy behaviors in different groups. However, a questionnaire has not yet been developed to evaluate the health behaviors that medical practitioners often consider in individuals with cancer or at a high risk of developing cancer. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to construct and validate the Health Behavior and Stages of Change Questionnaire (HBSCQ), which is based on the TTM and health recommendations related to risk and factors that protect against cancer...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355928/measurement-properties-of-mental-health-literacy-tools-measuring-help-seeking-a-systematic-review
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Yifeng Wei, Patrick J McGrath, Jill Hayden, Stan Kutcher
BACKGROUND: Mental health literacy is important to improve help-seeking behaviors. However, the quality of mental health help-seeking tools remains unknown. AIMS: We conducted a systematic review to appraise the quality of such tools. METHODS: We searched databases for English publications addressing psychometrics of help-seeking tools. We included help-seeking tools addressing mental health in general and tools on four mental disorders: anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
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