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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899692/jenkins-ci-an-open-source-continuous-integration-system-as-a-scientific-data-and-image-processing-platform
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Ioannis K Moutsatsos, Imtiaz Hossain, Claudia Agarinis, Fred Harbinski, Yann Abraham, Luc Dobler, Xian Zhang, Christopher J Wilson, Jeremy L Jenkins, Nicholas Holway, John Tallarico, Christian N Parker
High-throughput screening generates large volumes of heterogeneous data that require a diverse set of computational tools for management, processing, and analysis. Building integrated, scalable, and robust computational workflows for such applications is challenging but highly valuable. Scientific data integration and pipelining facilitate standardized data processing, collaboration, and reuse of best practices. We describe how Jenkins-CI, an "off-the-shelf," open-source, continuous integration system, is used to build pipelines for processing images and associated data from high-content screening (HCS)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884857/implementing-shared-decision-making-in-interprofessional-home-care-teams-the-ipsdm-sw-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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France Légaré, Nathalie Brière, Dawn Stacey, Guy Lacroix, Sophie Desroches, Serge Dumont, Kimberly D Fraser, Louis-Paul Rivest, Pierre J Durand, Stéphane Turcotte, Monica Taljaard, Henriette Bourassa, Lise Roy, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard
INTRODUCTION: The frail elderly in Canada face a tough decision when they start to lose autonomy: whether to stay at home or move to another location. This study seeks to scale up and evaluate the implementation of shared decision-making (SDM) in interprofessional (IP) home care teams caring for elderly clients or their caregivers facing a decision about staying at home or moving elsewhere. METHODS: A stepped wedge cluster randomised trial involving 8 Health and Social Service Centers (HSSCs) will be conducted with IP home care teams...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862506/focus-group-interviews-examining-the-contribution-of-intellectual-disability-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-ireland
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Owen Doody, Eamonn Slevin, Laurence Taggart
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the contribution of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in intellectual disability nursing in Ireland. BACKGROUND: While CNSs exist since the 1940's they have only been a reality in Ireland since 2001. While the role of CNS has developed over the years, it still however is often seen as a complex multifaceted role that causes confusion, frustration and controversy. DESIGN: A exploratory qualitative approach utilising focus groups with Irish intellectual disability CNSs (n=31)...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859060/building-alliances-with-in-voluntary-clients-a-study-focused-on-therapists-observable-behaviors
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Luciana Sotero, Diana Cunha, José Tomás da Silva, Valentín Escudero, Ana Paula Relvas
This study aimed to compare therapists' observable behaviors to promote alliances with involuntary and voluntary clients during brief family therapy. The therapists' contributions to fostering alliances were rated in sessions 1 and 4 using videotapes of 29 families who were observed in brief therapy. Using the System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances, trained raters searched for specific therapist behaviors that contributed to or detracted from the four alliance dimensions: engagement in the therapeutic process, an emotional connection with the therapist, safety within the therapeutic system, and a shared sense of purpose within the family...
November 14, 2016: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811031/driving-efficiencies-on-dairy-farms
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Developed by a steering group for XLVets, a recent conference on 'Driving dairy efficiencies' aimed to bring vets and farmers together to share ideas around some of the common challenges facing the dairy industry. The meeting also provided an opportunity to look to the future of dairy farming and for the vets to share practical hints and tips with their farming clients for them to use back on the farm. Laura Honey reports.
November 5, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788767/practice-paper-of-the-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-social-media-and-the-dietetics-practitioner-opportunities-challenges-and-best-practices
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Janet Helm, Regan Miller Jones
Social media tools, including blogs, social networks, and media-sharing sites, help nutrition and dietetics practitioners reach broader audiences and connect directly with the public. In many ways, social media has transformed the practice of dietetics and has opened up new avenues for communicating food and nutrition information. Social media has been an effective tool for virtual nutrition counseling, patient education, peer-to-peer support, and public health campaigns. Increasingly, nutrition and dietetics practitioners are using social media to network and collaborate with colleagues, conduct a job search, stay current with new research, champion a cause, promote products or services, and build a business...
November 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761849/a-relational-approach-to-genetic-counseling-for-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer
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Rowan Forbes Shepherd, Tamara Kayali Browne, Linda Warwick
Ethical issues arise for genetic counselors when a client fails to disclose a genetic diagnosis of hereditary disease to family: they must consider the rights of the individual client to privacy and confidentiality as well as the rights of the family to know their genetic risk. Although considerable work has addressed issues of non-disclosure from the client's perspective, there is a lack of qualitative research into how genetic counselors address this issue in practice. In this study, a qualitative approach was taken to investigate whether genetic counselors in Australia use a relational approach to encourage the disclosure of genetic information from hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) clients among family members; and if so, how they use it...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756297/implementation-of-the-quebec-mental-health-reform-2005-2015
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Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Catherine Vallée, Denise Aubé, Lambert Farand, Jean-Marie Bamvita, Geneviève Cyr
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates implementation of the Quebec Mental Health (MH) Reform (2005-2015) which aimed to improve accessibility, quality and continuity of care by developing primary care and optimizing integrated service networks. Implementation of MH primary care teams, clinical strategies for consolidating primary care, integration strategies to improve collaboration between primary care and specialized services, and facilitators and barriers related to these measures were examined...
October 18, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748004/right-choice-right-time-evaluation-of-an-online-decision-aid-for-youth-depression
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Magenta B Simmons, Aurora Elmes, Joanne E McKenzie, Lyndal Trevena, Sarah E Hetrick
BACKGROUND: Appropriate treatment for youth depression is an important public health priority. Shared decision making has been recommended, yet no decision aids exist to facilitate this. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to evaluate an online decision aid for youth depression. DESIGN: An uncontrolled cohort study with pre-decision, immediately post-decision and follow-up measurements. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Young people (n=66) aged 12-25 years with mild, mild-moderate or moderate-severe depression were recruited from two enhanced primary care services...
October 17, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736114/-just-be-a-light-experiences-of-peers-working-on-acute-inpatient-psychiatric-units
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Thomas E Smith, Maria Abraham, Michael Bivona, Myles J Brakman, Isaac S Brown, Gita Enders, Sara Goodman, Liam McNabb, Joseph W Swinford
Objective: The study aimed to clarify the potential role and impact of behavioral health peer support providers on community hospital acute inpatient psychiatric units. Method: Qualitative interviews were conducted to examine perspectives of peer support providers (peers) and individuals who initially received peer services (recipients) during an inpatient stay on a community hospital psychiatric unit. Interviews elicited perspectives on interactions between peers and recipients, the role of peers vis-à-vis the clinical treatment team, and involvement of peers in discharge planning and transitions to community-based care...
October 13, 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732033/implementing-commonground-in-a-community-mental-health-center-lessons-in-a-computerized-decision-support-system
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Kelsey A Bonfils, Kimberly C Dreison, Lauren Luther, Sadaaki Fukui, Abigail E Dempsey, Charles A Rapp, Michelle P Salyers
Objective: Although shared decision making (SDM) is a key element of client-centered care, it has not been widely adopted. Accordingly, interventions have been developed to promote SDM. The aim of this study was to explore the implementation process of one SDM intervention, CommonGround, which utilizes peer specialists and a computerized decision support center to promote SDM. Method: As part of a larger study, CommonGround was implemented in 4 treatment teams in a community mental health center. The implementation process was examined by conducting semistructured interviews with 12 staff members that were integral to the CommonGround implementation...
October 10, 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717406/mosquito-borne-heartworm-dirofilaria-immitis-in-dogs-from-australia
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Chloe Nguyen, Wei Ling Koh, Andrea Casteriano, Niek Beijerink, Christopher Godfrey, Graeme Brown, David Emery, Jan Šlapeta
BACKGROUND: Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs is considered endemic in Australia, but the clinical heartworm disease caused by the heartworm is rare and prevalence is low. The mainstream prevention of the heartworm is based on macrocyclic lactone (ML) administration. The aim of this study was to confirm endemism of the heartworm under current Australian conditions using a cohort of recent microfilaria-positive dogs which were on variable heartworm prevention. METHODS: A hotspot of canine heartworm antigen-positive and microfilaria-positive dogs has been detected recently in Queensland, Australia...
October 7, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712611/social-participation-as-an-indicator-of-successful-aging-an-overview-of-concepts-and-their-associations-with-health
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Heather Douglas, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna Westbrook
Objectives Social participation has generated a wealth of research in gerontology, but the concept suffers from a lack of conceptual clarity that renders it difficult to define and measure. This means that research on social participation is difficult to compare directly. The aim of the present study was to draw the literature on social participation in older adults together to inform health services researchers seeking to investigate social participation as an indicator of successful aging.Methods A narrative review of studies investigating the association between social participation and health in adults aged 65 years and older was conducted...
October 7, 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712547/-what-do-you-believe-therapist-spiritual-religious-non-religious-self-disclosure
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Danielle Magaldi, Leora Trub
OBJECTIVE: Spiritual/religious/non-religious (S/R/N) identity development is often neglected in psychotherapy training and represents an area where psychotherapists feel they lack competence. Such feelings can become even more pronounced when it comes to S/R/N self-disclosure. This study explores the decisions therapists make regarding self-disclosure, which impacts the psychotherapy process. METHOD: This grounded theory study explores psychotherapists' S/R/N self-disclosure based on qualitative interviews with 21 psychotherapists representing varied theoretical orientations and spiritual, religious, atheist, and agnostic backgrounds...
October 6, 2016: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700971/ehealth-advances-in-support-of-people-with-complex-care-needs-case-examples-from-canada-scotland-and-the-us
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Carolyn Steele Gray, Stewart Mercer, Ted Palen, Brian McKinstry, Anne Hendry
Information technology (IT) in healthcare, also referred to as eHealth technologies, may offer a promising solution to the provision of better care and support for people who have multiple conditions and complex care needs, and their caregivers. eHealth technologies can include electronic medical records, telemonitoring systems and web-based portals, and mobile health (mHealth) technologies that enable information sharing between providers, patients, clients and their families. IT often acts as an enabler of improved care delivery, rather than being an intervention per se...
2016: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671422/stakeholders-roles-and-responsibilities-regarding-quality-of-care
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Päivi Huotari, Zuzana Havrdová
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe how different stakeholders (society, managers, employees and clients) can together ensure the quality of care. Design/methodology/approach Qualitative data were collected from four focus group interviews conducted in three countries. All interviewees were pursuing a master's degree in social and/or health care management and had begun working in their field after completing their bachelor's degree. The data were analysed using inductive content analysis. Findings The society and managers are responsible for the care system as a whole and must apply system-oriented, rather than sector-oriented, thinking...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665209/harm-reduction-workers-and-the-challenge-of-engaging-couples-who-inject-drugs-in-hepatitis-c-prevention
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Carla Treloar, Jake Rance, Joanne Bryant, Suzanne Fraser
AIMS: Despite injecting-equipment sharing between sexual partners leaving them at increased risk of hepatitis C (HCV), there is scant literature available to guide harm reduction workers in their encounters with couples who inject drugs. This article explored workers' understandings of such couples and their accounts of working with them in relation to HCV prevention. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 staff of harm reduction services located in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia...
September 14, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660272/modulation-of-molecular-chaperones-in-huntington-s-disease-and-other-polyglutamine-disorders
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Sara D Reis, Brígida R Pinho, Jorge M A Oliveira
Polyglutamine expansion mutations in specific proteins underlie the pathogenesis of a group of progressive neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington's disease, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy, and several spinocerebellar ataxias. The different mutant proteins share ubiquitous expression and abnormal proteostasis, with misfolding and aggregation, but nevertheless evoke distinct patterns of neurodegeneration. This highlights the relevance of the full protein context where the polyglutamine expansion occurs and suggests different interactions with the cellular proteostasis machinery...
September 22, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567967/hiv-seroconversion-and-risk-factors-among-drug-users-receiving-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-china-a-qualitative-study
#19
Changhe Wang, Cynthia X Shi, Bo Zhang, Hong Chen, Hua Wang, Nanci Zhang, Keming Rou, Xiaobin Cao, Wei Luo, Zunyou Wu
OBJECTIVE: We sought to explore the experiences of drug users in China who were recently diagnosed with HIV infection while engaged in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and to better understand their perceptions of MMT, HIV risk, and HIV prevention. METHODS: We recruited clients of MMT clinics in Chongqing and Kunming who had a baseline HIV-negative test result upon entry to MMT and had been diagnosed with HIV within the past 12 months. We conducted semi-structured qualitative interviews and thematic data analysis to identify situations and factors that increased HIV risk...
October 1, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559226/street-level-strategies-of-child-welfare-social-workers-in-flanders-the-use-of-electronic-client-records-in-practice
#20
Jasper De Witte, Anja Declercq, Koen Hermans
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in child welfare services has increased significantly during the last decades, and so have the possibilities to process health data. Parton (2009) states that this evolution has led to a shift in the nature of social work itself: from 'the social' to 'the informational'. It is claimed that social workers primarily are becoming information processors concerned with the gathering, sharing and monitoring of information, instead of being focused on the relational dimensions of their work...
July 2016: British Journal of Social Work
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