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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728627/sharing-knowledge-of-falls-prevention-for-people-with-dementia-insights-for-community-care-practice
#1
Claudia Meyer, Sophie Hill, Keith D Hill, Briony Dow
People living with dementia (PLWD) fall more frequently, with more adverse consequences, than general community-dwelling older people; however, falls prevention evidence for PLWD is limited. Increased success of falls prevention strategies for PLWD may rely on tailored interventions to address dementia-specific risk factors. The Australian person-centred care environment highlights the need to better understand sharing of falls prevention knowledge between clients, carers and health professionals. This study aims to examine knowledge of falls prevention for PLWD among community care health professionals (CCHPs) and explore effectiveness of an action-research approach to enhance falls prevention practice...
July 21, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727555/tid-introducing-and-benchmarking-an-event-delivery-system-for-brain-computer-interfaces
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Christian Breitwieser, Michele Tavella, Martijn Schreuder, Febo Cincotti, Robert Leeb, Gernot R Muller-Putz
In this paper, we present and analyze an event distribution system for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Events are commonly used to mark and describe incidents during an experiment and are therefore critical for later data analysis or immediate real-time processing. The presented approach, called TiD (Tools for brain-computer interaction - interface D), delivers messages in XML format via a bus-like system using TCP (transmission control protocol) connections or shared memory. A dedicated server dispatches TiD messages to distributed or local clients...
July 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720498/rna-aptamers-targeted-for-human-%C3%AE-a-crystallin-do-not-bind-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-and-spare-the-%C3%AE-crystallin-domain
#3
Prabhat K Mallik, Hua Shi, Jayanti Pande
The molecular chaperones, α-crystallins, belong to the small heat shock protein (sHSP) family and prevent the aggregation and insolubilization of client proteins. Studies in vivo have shown that the chaperone activity of the α-crystallins is raised or lowered in various disease states. Therefore, the development of tools to control chaperone activity may provide avenues for therapeutic intervention, as well as enable a molecular understanding of chaperone function. The major human lens α-crystallins, αA- (HAA) and αB- (HAB), share 57% sequence identity and show similar activity towards some clients, but differing activities towards others...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712137/what-indigenous-australian-clients-value-about-primary-health-care-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
#4
Judith Streak Gomersall, Odette Gibson, Judith Dwyer, Kim O'Donnell, Matthew Stephenson, Drew Carter, Kootsy Canuto, Zachary Munn, Edoardo Aromataris, Alex Brown
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise client perceptions of the unique characteristics and value of care provided in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) compared to mainstream/general practitioner services, and implications for improving access to quality, appropriate primary health care for Indigenous Australians. METHOD: Standardised systematic review methods with modification informed by ethical and methodological considerations in research involving Indigenous Australians...
July 16, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695174/a-patient-with-cancer-and-her-family-in-caring-partnership-based-on-margaret-newman-s-theory-of-health-as-expanding-consciousness
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Yoshimi Fujiwara, Emiko Endo
The purpose, on the basis of Margaret Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness in a unitary perspective, was to practice the caring partnership with a client who could not share their desires and find their future direction at a gear change period and document the process of their relational changes within this process. The design was research as praxis. The participant was a patient with cancer and her family in the midst of a difficult health situation. Through caring partnership, a nurse researcher asked to tell "the meaningful events and relationships in their lives" over four in-depth dialogue meetings...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691345/the-skyline-ecosystem-informatics-for-quantitative-mass-spectrometry-proteomics
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REVIEW
Lindsay K Pino, Brian C Searle, James G Bollinger, Brook Nunn, Brendan MacLean, Michael J MacCoss
Skyline is a freely available, open-source Windows client application for accelerating targeted proteomics experimentation, with an emphasis on the proteomics and mass spectrometry community as users and as contributors. This review covers the informatics encompassed by the Skyline ecosystem, from computationally assisted targeted mass spectrometry method development, to raw acquisition file data processing, and quantitative analysis and results sharing.
July 9, 2017: Mass Spectrometry Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655683/integration-of-prevention-of-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission-into-maternal-health-services-in-senegal
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C Cisse
The objective of this study was to assess the level of integration of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) in facilities providing services for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and reproductive health (RH) in Senegal. The survey, conducted from August through November, 2014, comprised five parts : a literature review to assess the place of this integration in the health policies, standards, and protocols in effect in Senegal; an analysis by direct observation of attitudes and practices of 25 healthcare providers at 5 randomly-selected obstetrics and gynecology departments representative of different levels of the health pyramid; a questionnaire evaluating knowledge and attitudes of 10 providers about the integration of PMTCT services into MNCH/RH facilities; interviews to collect the opinions of 70 clients, including 16 HIV-positive, about the quality of PMTCT services they received; and a questionnaire evaluating knowledge and opinions of 14 policy-makers/managers of health programs focusing on mothers and children about this integration...
June 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651528/evaluation-of-real-time-use-of-electronic-patient-reported-outcome-data-by-nurses-with-patients-in-home-dialysis-clinics
#8
Kara Schick-Makaroff, Anita E Molzahn
BACKGROUND: Internationally, the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is increasing. Electronic PROs (ePROs) offer immediate access of such reports to healthcare providers. The objectives of this study were to assess nurses' perspectives on the usefulness and impact of ePRO administration in home dialysis clinics and assess patient perceptions of satisfaction with nursing care following use of ePROs. METHODS: A concurrent, longitudinal, mixed methods study was conducted over 6 months during home dialysis outpatient clinic visits in two cities...
June 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613384/communication-skills-training-for-mental-health-professionals-working-with-people-with-severe-mental-illness
#9
REVIEW
Alexia Papageorgiou, Yoon K Loke, Michelle Fromage
BACKGROUND: Research evidence suggests that both mental health professionals and people with severe mental health illness such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder find it difficult to communicate with each other effectively about symptoms, treatments and their side effects so that they reach a shared understanding about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Effective use of communication skills in mental health interactions could be associated with increased patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment...
June 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604507/visits-to-registered-nurses-an-opportunity-to-increase-contraceptive-access-in-california
#10
Emese C Parker, Kevin Kong, Leslie A Watts, Eleanor B Schwarz, Philip D Darney, Heike Thiel de Bocanegra
BACKGROUND: In 2013, California passed Assembly Bill (A.B.) 2348, approving registered nurses (RNs) to dispense patient self-administered hormonal contraceptives and administer injections of hormonal contraceptives. The Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) program, which came into effect in 1997 to expand low-income, uninsured California resident access to contraceptives at no cost, is one program in which qualified RNs can dispense and administer contraceptives. AIMS: The aims of this study were to (a) describe utilization of RN visits within California's Family PACT program and (b) evaluate the impact of RN visits on client birth control acquisition during the first 18 months after implementation of A...
July 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602568/online-self-help-forums-on-cannabis-a-content-assessment
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Christian Greiner, Anne Chatton, Yasser Khazaal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate online self-help forums related to cannabis users who were searching for help on the Internet. METHODS: We analyzed the content of 717 postings by 328 users in three online forums in terms of fields of interest and self-help mechanisms. Only English-language forums that were free of charge and without registration were investigated. RESULTS: The main self-help mechanisms were disclosure and symptoms, with relatively few posts concerning legal issues and social perceptions...
June 3, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598462/an-experience-of-optimizing-a-community-based-micro-insurance-model-to-bridge-the-gap-between-treatment-cost-and-ability-to-pay-at-bpkihs
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N Kumar, S Koirala, M Varma
In the year 2001 the leaders of BPKIHS started a micro social insurance scheme; Social Health Insurance (SHI) for prospective research. It is a method of financing and managing health care using compulsory contributions from employers, employees and may be from the government. Household members from organized groups in catchment areas enrolled voluntarily. Photographed service cards were issued entitled for free IPD/OPD consultations, investigations and bed charges excluding CT scans and specialty treatment...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569335/assessment-of-coverage-and-analysis-of-the-determinants-of-adherence-to-influenza-vaccination-in-the-general-practitioners-of-taranto
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F Desiante, G Caputi, R Cipriani, C Nanula, I Aprile, A Pesare, M Conversano
BACKGROUND: In Italy, the general practitioner (GP) is the operations manager of the campaigns regarding influenza immunization. He/she identifies people eligible for vaccination among the clients, invites them actively and administers the vaccine. The GPs are directly in contact with the target population that should be vaccinated and their opinion about the flu vaccine may ultimately influence the decision of the patient to accept or not the vaccination. This study aims to assess levels of immunization for influenza vaccination among GPs and factors influencing their adherence to the vaccinations recommended for GPs in the province of Taranto (Apulia region, Southern Italy)...
July 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511729/juicy-conceptualizations-increasing-alliance-through-attending-to-client-metaphoric-language
#14
Fiona Mathieson, Jennifer Jordan, Paul Merrick, Maria Stubbe
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in the use of metaphor in cognitive behaviour therapy. Experts advocate bringing client metaphors into case conceptualizations, but there is little empirical research to support this. AIMS: This study evaluated the effect of training 12 therapists to attend to client metaphors and bring them into case conceptualizations. METHOD: Pre- and post-training role-played therapy sessions were conducted and video-recorded...
May 17, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504334/advances-in-functional-brain-imaging-technology-and-developmental-neuro-psychology-their-applications-in-the-jungian-analytic-domain
#15
Leon Petchkovsky
Analytical psychology shares with many other psychotherapies the important task of repairing the consequences of developmental trauma. The majority of analytic patients come from compromised early developmental backgrounds: they may have experienced neglect, abuse, or failures of empathic resonance from their carers. Functional brain imagery techniques including Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG), and functional Magnetic Resonance Imagery (fMRI), allow us to track mental processes in ways beyond verbal reportage and introspection...
June 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504014/the-development-of-a-patient-specific-method-for-physiotherapy-goal-setting-a-user-centered-design
#16
Anita Stevens, Albère Köke, Trudy van der Weijden, Anna Beurskens
PURPOSE: To deliver client-centered care, physiotherapists need to identify the patients' individual treatment goals. However, practical tools for involving patients in goal setting are lacking. The purpose of this study was to improve the frequently used Patient-Specific Complaints instrument in Dutch physiotherapy, and to develop it into a feasible method to improve physiotherapy goal setting. METHODS: An iterative user-centered design was conducted in co-creation with the physiotherapists and patients, in three phases...
May 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498193/the-roles-of-expert-mothers-engaged-in-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-pmtct-programs-a-commentary-on-the-inspire-studies-in-malawi-nigeria-and-zimbabwe
#17
Fabian Cataldo, Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Sam Phiri, Bridget Shumba, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Geoff Foster
INTRODUCTION: Several initiatives aiming to improve retention and adherence in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs include "expert mothers" (EMs) as a central tenet of their interventions. This article compares the role of EMs in 3 implementation research studies examining approaches for improving retention in care among mothers living with HIV. METHODS: We compared and synthesized qualitative data and lessons learned from 3 studies (MoMent in Nigeria, PURE in Malawi, and EPAZ in Zimbabwe) with respect to the involvement of EMs in supporting PMTCT clients...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494810/education-and-equipment-for-people-who-smoke-crack-cocaine-in-canada-progress-and-limits
#18
Carol Strike, Tara Marie Watson
BACKGROUND: People who smoke crack cocaine experience a wide variety of health-related issues. However, public health programming designed for this population is limited, particularly in comparison with programming for people who inject drugs. Canadian best practice recommendations encourage needle and syringe programs (NSPs) to provide education about safer crack cocaine smoking practices, distribute safer smoking equipment, and provide options for safer disposal of used equipment. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of NSP managers across Canada to estimate the proportions of NSPs that provide education and distribute safer smoking equipment to people who smoke crack cocaine...
May 12, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493636/families-perceptions-of-the-contribution-of-intellectual-disability-clinical-nurse-specialists-id-cnss-in-ireland
#19
Owen Doody, Eamonn Slevin, Laurence Taggart
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To explore families perceptions of the contribution of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in intellectual disability nursing in Ireland. BACKGROUND: CNS roles have developed over the years and are seen as complex and multifaceted, causing confusion, frustration and controversy. 2001 saw the formal introduction of CNS roles in Ireland across nursing including intellectual disability. DESIGN: A exploratory qualitative approach utilising semi-structured one-to-one interviews with 10 family members regarding their perceptions of the CNS in intellectual disability...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475110/public-auditing-with-privacy-protection-in-a-multi-user-model-of-cloud-assisted-body-sensor-networks
#20
Song Li, Jie Cui, Hong Zhong, Lu Liu
Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSNs) are gaining importance in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). The modern medical system is a particular area where the WBSN techniques are being increasingly adopted for various fundamental operations. Despite such increasing deployments of WBSNs, issues such as the infancy in the size, capabilities and limited data processing capacities of the sensor devices restrain their adoption in resource-demanding applications. Though providing computing and storage supplements from cloud servers can potentially enrich the capabilities of the WBSNs devices, data security is one of the prevailing issues that affects the reliability of cloud-assisted services...
May 5, 2017: Sensors
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