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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088211/innovation-contests-to-promote-sexual-health-in-china-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Wei Zhang, David Schaffer, Lai Sze Tso, Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang, Shujie Huang, Bin Yang, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Innovation contests call on non-experts to help solve problems. While these contests have been used extensively in the private sector to increase engagement between organizations and clients, there is little data on the role of innovation contests to promote health campaigns. We implemented an innovation contest in China to increase sexual health awareness among youth and evaluated community engagement in the contest. METHODS: The sexual health image contest consisted of an open call for sexual health images, contest promotion activities, judging of entries, and celebrating contributions...
January 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079645/the-role-of-patient-navigators-in-building-a-medical-home-for-multiply-diagnosed-hiv-positive-homeless-populations
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Mariana Sarango, Alexander de Groot, Melissa Hirschi, Chukwuemeka Anthony Umeh, Serena Rajabiun
CONTEXT: People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLWH) who are most at risk for falling out of HIV primary care and detectable viral loads include homeless and unstably housed individuals and those codiagnosed with behavioral health disorders. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model that promotes provision of comprehensive, patient-centered, accessible, coordinated, and quality care for patients. This initiative provided patient navigation to HIV-positive homeless and unstably housed individuals codiagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder as a means to create an adapted PCMH to meet the specific needs of this population...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077073/student-midwives-perceptions-on-the-organisation-of-maternity-care-and-alternative-maternity-care-models-in-the-netherlands-a-qualitative-study
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J Catja Warmelink, T Paul de Cock, Yvonne Combee, Marloes Rongen, Therese A Wiegers, Eileen K Hutton
BACKGROUND: A major change in the organisation of maternity care in the Netherlands is under consideration, going from an echelon system where midwives provide primary care in the community and refer to obstetricians for secondary and tertiary care, to a more integrated maternity care system involving midwives and obstetricians at all care levels. Student midwives are the future maternity care providers and they may be entering into a changing maternity care system, so inclusion of their views in the discussion is relevant...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069345/patients-perspectives-on-quality-of-life-after-burn
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Marianne B Kool, Rinie Geenen, Marthe R Egberts, Hendriët Wanders, Nancy E Van Loey
BACKGROUND: The concept quality of life (QOL) refers to both health-related outcomes and one's skills to reach these outcomes, which is not yet incorporated in the burn-related QOL conceptualisation. The aim of this study was to obtain a comprehensive overview of relevant burn-specific domains of QOL from the patient's perspective and to determine its hierarchical structure. METHODS: Concept mapping was used comprising a focus group (n=6), interviews (n=25), and a card-sorting task (n=24) in burn survivors...
January 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068845/post-traumatic-growth-in-adult-survivors-of-brain-injury-a-qualitative-study-of-participants-completing-a-pilot-trial-of-brief-positive-psychotherapy
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Olga Karagiorgou, Jonathan J Evans, Breda Cullen
PURPOSE: Post-traumatic growth (PTG) can occur following acquired brain injury (ABI). It has been proposed that people experiencing psychological distress following ABI may benefit from a positive psychotherapy intervention (PPT) aimed at increasing well-being; PPT may also influence PTG. We aimed to investigate PTG experiences in participants of a positive psychotherapy pilot trial. METHODS: ABI survivors who had received PPT or treatment as usual (TAU) were interviewed individually after the end of the trial...
January 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029354/-idem-depression-characteristics-and-evaluation-of-an-open-group-that-combines-psychoeducation-and-cognitive-behavior-therapy
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L Weiner, E Garcia-Krafes, S Garcia, C Berthomier, A Morali, J-Y Metzger, S Weibel, H Javelot, G Bertschy
INTRODUCTION: Depression is a highly prevalent mental illness that is associated with high rates of morbidity and functional impairment. At the psychiatric unit of the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France, we have developed an open group that combines psychoeducation and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), the information, discovery, exchange and mobilization for depression group (IDEM-depression). IDEM-depression is composed of 17 thematic, structured, and independent sessions, which address different aspects of depression (i...
October 28, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008852/modularity-and-determinants-of-a-bi-polarization-control-system-from-free-living-and-obligate-intracellular-bacteria
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Matthieu Bergé, Sébastien Campagne, Johann Mignolet, Seamus Holden, Laurence Théraulaz, Suliana Manley, Frédéric H-T Allain, Patrick H Viollier
Although free-living and obligate intracellular bacteria are both polarized it is unclear whether the underlying polarization mechanisms and effector proteins are conserved. Here we dissect at the cytological, functional and structural level a conserved polarization module from the free living α-proteobacterium Caulobacter crescentus and an orthologous system from an obligate intracellular (rickettsial) pathogen. The NMR solution structure of the zinc-finger (ZnR) domain from the bifunctional and bipolar ZitP pilus assembly/motility regulator revealed conserved interaction determinants for PopZ, a bipolar matrix protein that anchors the ParB centromere-binding protein and other regulatory factors at the poles...
December 23, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993959/optimizing-tubal-ligation-service-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-study-to-measure-the-task-sharing-experience-of-marie-stopes-international-ethiopia
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Olivia Nuccio, Birhanu Sendek, Min Hae Park, Tesfaye Mesele, Francis Ogojo Okello, Cristin Gordon-Maclean
The Ethiopian government implements a progressive task-sharing policy for health services as a strategy to address shortages of highly skilled providers and increase access to critical services, such as family planning. Since 2009, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia has trained health officers to provide tubal ligations, a permanent method of family planning, as part of its task-sharing strategy. The objectives of this research were to evaluate task-sharing tubal ligations to health officers at Marie Stopes International Ethiopia, specifically: (a) to investigate safety, as measured by the proportion of major adverse events; (b) to evaluate the feasibility, as measured by adherence to the standard tubal ligation procedure protocol and (c) to investigate acceptability to clients of the tubal ligation procedure provided by health officers...
December 19, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975332/traffic-noise-mapping-of-indian-roads-through-smartphone-user-community-participation
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Rajiv Kumar, Abhijit Mukherjee, V P Singh
Road traffic noise pollution is a global hazard, and rapid urbanization has aggravated the problem. This paper explores a novel approach which involves a smartphone user community to monitor the prevalent noise. The system involves a client application on smartphones that records noise, processes the information and communicates to a server and shares the information as visual noise levels on Google® Maps. A fuzzy logic-based classification of noise is proposed. Results from residential, commercial, and industrial areas of the northern region of India are demonstrated...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973999/ontrackny-the-development-of-a-coordinated-specialty-care-program-for-individuals-experiencing-early-psychosis
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Iruma Bello, Rufina Lee, Igor Malinovsky, Liza Watkins, Ilana Nossel, Thomas Smith, Hong Ngo, Michael Birnbaum, Leslie Marino, Lloyd I Sederer, Marleen Radigan, Gyojeong Gu, Susan Essock, Lisa B Dixon
OnTrackNY is a coordinated specialty care program that delivers early intervention services to youths experiencing a first episode of nonaffective psychosis. Treatment aims to help individuals improve their mental health and achieve personal goals related to work, school, and social relationships. This column describes OnTrackNY's progression from a research project to real-world implementation. The authors describe the treatment model, approach to training and dissemination, and procedures for collecting and sharing data with OnTrackNY teams and provide data on client characteristics and selected outcomes...
December 15, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937968/exploration-of-choice-for-older-people-with-daily-care-needs-scottish-professionals-perspectives-on-self-directed-support
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Kari D Velzke
Many disciplines are focusing on long term care policy changes that have implemented additional informed choices and control options for individuals' self-management of care services. This paper explores trends in how Scottish policy of The Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 may influence older people's informed choices for care decisions and implications this has for direct practice situations. The paper discusses perspectives from 18 professionals and front line care workers interviewed in Scotland on recent Self Directed Support policy changes regarding older people with daily care needs...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
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
#18
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
#20
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
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