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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428813/perinatal-depression-in-nigeria-perspectives-of-women-family-caregivers-and-health-care-providers
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Ademola Adeponle, Danielle Groleau, Lola Kola, Laurence J Kirmayer, Oye Gureje
BACKGROUND: Perinatal maternal depression is common and undertreated in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria. While culture shapes the social determinants and expression of depressive symptoms, there is a dearth of research investigating these processes in African contexts. METHODS: To address this gap, we conducted in-depth interviews with 14 women with perinatal depression, 14 of their family caregivers and 11 health providers, using the McGill Illness Narrative Interview as part of a larger trial of a stepped-care intervention...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427473/intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-and-crohn-s-disease-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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Simona Valenti, Romina Gallizzi, Dominique De Vivo, Claudio Romano
Behçet's disease (BD) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic immune-mediated, inflammatory disorders affecting many different systems (joints, skin, eyes, gastrointestinal and biliary tracts). Both disorders have fluctuating courses and when gastrointestinal symptoms are prevalent, differential diagnosis can be difficult. BD involves the gastrointestinal tract in 10-15% of cases with localized lesions in the ileocecal region. The clinical picture is heterogeneous with various clusters of disease expression. CD is a chronic inflammatory disorder, which can affect any part of the intestinal tract, as well as extra-intestinal tissue...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421891/truth-be-told-evaluation-of-a-narrative-and-skills-intervention-in-two-women-s-prisons
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Michael W Ross
This article describes the evaluation of a narrative and skills intervention to enable women to come to terms with their offenses, tell the truth, and then work to deal with the emotions and issues surrounding their offenses, in two southern U.S. women's prisons. The intervention involved skills building in communication, community building, creativity, and caring for the self, using narrative writing, speaking, and movement. There was broad agreement that the intervention had multiple positive impacts, including insight into factors that lead to incarceration, comfort with selves and better ability to express themselves, restorative justice (ability to understand the situation of others, understanding the impact on themselves and their families), better relationships with other inmates, and understanding the challenges that may lead to recidivism...
April 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416019/a-window-into-living-with-an-undiagnosed-disease-illness-narratives-from-the-undiagnosed-diseases-network
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Rebecca C Spillmann, Allyn McConkie-Rosell, Loren Pena, Yong-Hui Jiang, Kelly Schoch, Nicole Walley, Camilla Sanders, Jennifer Sullivan, Stephen R Hooper, Vandana Shashi
BACKGROUND: Patients' stories of their illnesses help bridge the divide between patients and providers, facilitating more humane medical care. Illness narratives have been classified into three types: restitution (expectation of recovery), chaos (suffering and loss), and quest (unexpected positive effect from illness). Undiagnosed patients have unique illness experiences and obtaining their narratives would provide insights into the medical and emotional impact of living with an undiagnosed illness...
April 17, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415911/risk-safety-and-sex-among-male-prep-users-time-for-a-new-understanding
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Kimberly Koester, Rivet K Amico, Hailey Gilmore, Albert Liu, Vanessa McMahan, Kenneth Mayer, Sybil Hosek, Robert Grant
Recent advances in biomedical HIV prevention have led to optimistic projections of a dramatic worldwide reduction of new infections by 2030. This optimism is counterbalanced by concerns that the protective benefits of one such technology, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), may be negated by increases in other behaviours that offset these benefits (risk compensation). To contribute to a deeper understanding of concepts of safety and risk in the context of HIV PrEP, we draw on the narrative accounts of 61 male PrEP users who participated in the inaugural PrEP demonstration project: the iPrEx open-label extension study...
April 18, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413843/methodology-used-to-assess-acceptability-of-oral-pediatric-medicines-a-systematic-literature-search-and-narrative-review
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Punam Mistry, Hannah Batchelor
BACKGROUND: Regulatory guidelines require that any new medicine designed for a pediatric population must be demonstrated as being acceptable to that population. There is currently no guidance on how to conduct or report on acceptability testing. AIM: Our objective was to undertake a review of the methods used to assess the acceptability of medicines within a pediatric population and use this review to propose the most appropriate methodology. METHODS: We used a defined search strategy to identify literature reports of acceptability assessments of medicines conducted within pediatric populations and extracted information about the tools used in these studies for comparison across studies...
April 17, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399846/palliative-sedation-challenging-the-professional-competency-of-health-care-providers-and-staff-a-qualitative-focus-group-and-personal-written-narrative-study
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Danièle Leboul, Régis Aubry, Jean-Michel Peter, Victor Royer, Jean-François Richard, Frédéric Guirimand
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in palliative medicine, sedating a terminally ill patient is regarded as an indispensable treatment to manage unbearable suffering. With the prospect of widespread use of palliative sedation, the feelings and representations of health care providers and staff (carers) regarding sedation must be carefully explored if we are to gain a better understanding of its impact and potential pitfalls. The objective of the study was to provide a comprehensive description of the opinions of carers about the use of sedation practices in palliative care units (PCU), which have become a focus of public attention following changes in legislation...
April 11, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398985/effectiveness-of-family-interventions-on-psychological-distress-and-expressed-emotion-in-family-members-of-individuals-diagnosed-with-first-episode-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Wilai Napa, Patraporn Tungpunkom, Nisakorn Pothimas
BACKGROUND: A critical period for persons with first-episode psychosis is the first two years after diagnosis, when they are at high risk of suicide attempts, violent behaviors and substance abuse. This period also has a great impact on the psychological distress of family members, particularly caregivers who either provide care or live with ill family members. In addition, the families also report feelings of being overwhelmed when accessing service facilities at this critical point...
April 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394721/hiv-related-syndemic-pathways-and-risk-subjectivities-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-a-qualitative-investigation
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Barry D Adam, Trevor A Hart, Jack Mohr, Todd Coleman, Julia Vernon
Life history interviews were conducted with 40 gay and bisexual men to identify modes of syndemic experience and risk practice. Out of the interview narratives emerged one major and two minor modes of developmental pathway whereby syndemic conditions are navigated and expressed: (1) a combination of adverse childhood events with later episodes of depression and/or substantial substance use; (2) personal disruption that led to periods of depression and anxiety associated with the stresses of migration; and (3) a disorientation and an unravelling of life trajectory in the transition from family of origin to college or work...
April 10, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383993/pupil-dilation-patterns-spontaneously-synchronize-across-individuals-during-shared-attention
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Olivia Kang, Thalia Wheatley
Human social behavior relies on the coupling of minds. Here we show that patterns of pupil dilations reveal mental coupling between speakers and listeners. Speakers were videotaped and eye-tracked as they discussed positive and negative autobiographical memories. An independent group of listeners were then eye-tracked while they watched these videos. As pupillary dilations reflect the dynamics of conscious attention, we computed the morphological similarity of speaker-listener pupillary time-series data as a metric of shared attention...
April 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381290/the-mothering-experience-of-women-with-fgm-c-raising-uncut-daughters-in-ivory-coast-and-in-canada
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Sophia Koukoui, Ghayda Hassan, Jaswant Guzder
BACKGROUND: While Female Genital Cutting (FGM/C) is a deeply entrenched cultural practice, there is now mounting evidence for a gradual decline in prevalence in a number of geographical areas in Africa and following migration to non-practicing countries. Consequently, there is now a growing number of women with FGM/C who are raising 'uncut' daughters. This study used a qualitative methodology to investigate the experience of women with FGM/C raising daughters who have not been subjected to the ritual...
April 5, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376787/medical-students-experience-of-emotions-and-success-in-neurological-studies-what-do-they-tell-us
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Hanna Ansakorpi, Marja-Liisa Sumelahti, Raimo Kaasila
BACKGROUND: There is a need to develop effective educational experience in neurology to improve the students' skills in diagnosing and managing patients with neurological symptoms or disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the medical students' attitudes and emotions towards neurology before and after the four week clinical course at two Finnish Universities in order to find elements to improve effective learning by decreasing the emotional stress in medical studies. METHODS: In this two-stage study, 58 medical students participated in an internet survey with open-ended questions after completing a clinical neurology course...
April 4, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371653/the-process-of-self-regulation-in-adolescents-a-narrative-approach
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Kelly Conover, Colette Daiute
This qualitative study utilized a narrative approach to explore the process of self-regulation in adolescents and to examine the functions of various relational genres on psychological state and context expressions in this process. Nineteen participants, who live in high-risk settings were recruited from a youth development and life skills program located at an urban public high school in the United States. The goal of this project is to craft a process method for research and practice on adolescents' self-regulation while providing evidence for self-regulation being a complex process...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356722/from-therapeutic-patient-education-principles-to-educative-attitude-the-perceptions-of-health-care-professionals-a-pragmatic-approach-for-defining-competencies-and-resources
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Benoit Pétré, Remi Gagnayre, Vincent De Andrade, Olivier Ziegler, Michèle Guillaume
Educative attitude is an essential, if implicit, aspect of training to acquire competency in therapeutic patient education (TPE). With multiple (or nonexistent) definitions in the literature, however, the concept needs clarification. The primary aim of this study was to analyze the representations and transformations experienced by health care professionals in the course of TPE training in order to characterize educative attitude. We conducted an exploratory qualitative study using several narrative research-based tools with participants of two TPE continuing education courses...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352242/verbal-emotional-disclosure-of-traumatic-experiences-in-adolescents-the-role-of-social-risk-factors
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Silvia Pérez, Wenceslao Peñate, Juan M Bethencourt, Ascensión Fumero
It is well-known that traumatic events and adverse life situations are very important in both physical and psychological health. Prevalence studies suggested that adolescents experience at least one potentially traumatic event before reaching age 18. The paradigm of research centered on expressive writing has evidenced the beneficial effects that the emotional disclosure of previous traumas produces on physical health and psychological adjustment. The aims of the study are threefold: determining the prevalence of adverse or traumatic events; examining the extent to which psychopathological symptoms developed in those exposed to traumatic events; and exploring an verbal emotional disclosure (VED) paradigm in which variations on time spent talking about traumatic experiences to others resulted in a reduction of the psychological impact of trauma in a sample of Spanish adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347806/narratives-of-focal-brain-injured-individuals-a-macro-level-analysis
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Ayşenur Karaduman, Tilbe Göksun, Anjan Chatterjee
Focal brain injury can have detrimental effects on the pragmatics of communication. This study examined narrative production by unilateral brain damaged people (n=36) and healthy controls and focused on the complexity (content and coherence) and the evaluative aspect of their narratives to test the general hypothesis that the left hemisphere is biased to process microlinguistic information and the right hemisphere is biased to process macrolinguistic information. We found that people with left hemisphere damage's (LHD) narratives were less likely to maintain the overall theme of the story and produced fewer evaluative comments in their narratives...
March 27, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338576/genetic-polymorphism-of-nucks1-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Leilei Xu, Chao Xia, Weixiang Sun, Xiaodong Qin, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A genetic association study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether NUCKS1 is a susceptible gene of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in Chinese population and to further narrate its association with the clinical phenotypes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS is characterized by late onset of menarche and disturbed growth rhythm. Previous studies showed that NUCKS1 is associated with age at menarche and pubertal height growth. METHODS: SNP rs951366 of NUCKS1 was genotyped in 972 patients and 1454 healthy controls...
March 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329176/does-rare-vocabulary-use-distinguish-giftedness-from-typical-development-a-study-of-school-age-african-american-narrators
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Monique T Mills, Jamie Mahurin-Smith, Sara C Steele
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine rare vocabulary produced in the spoken narratives of school-age African American children. Method: Forty-three children from general and gifted classrooms produced 2 narratives: a personal story and a fictional story that was based on the wordless book Frog, Where Are You? (Mayer, 1969). The Wordlist for Expressive Rare Vocabulary Evaluation (Mahurin-Smith, DeThorne, & Petrill, 2015) was used to tally number and type of uncommon words produced in these narratives...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299563/the-importance-of-sex-and-the-meaning-of-sex-and-sexual-pleasure-for-men-aged-60-and-older-who-engage-in-heterosexual-relationships-findings-from-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Bianca Fileborn, Sharron Hinchliff, Anthony Lyons, Wendy Heywood, Victor Minichiello, Graham Brown, Sue Malta, Catherine Barrett, Pauline Crameri
That many older individuals continue to engage in various forms of sexual expression well into later life is now well established in the literature. To date, however, only a small body of qualitative research has examined older men's experiences and understandings of sex in later life. Likewise, the ways in which older men's discussions on sex may be used as an avenue for "doing" masculinity remain underexplored. Older men are particularly interesting in this regard, as they inhabit an increasingly subordinated position in relation to hegemonic masculine ideals because of their age...
March 15, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297729/the-role-of-abo-blood-type-in-thrombosis-scoring-systems
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Massimo Franchini, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Liviana Catalano, Simonetta Pupella, Giancarlo Maria Liumbruno
In addition to their major role in transfusion medicine, there is increasing evidence that ABO blood group antigens (complex carbohydrate molecules widely expressed on the surface of red blood cells and several other cell types) are implicated in the development of a wide array of pathologic conditions. In particular, intense research has been dedicated over the last 50 years to the study of the association between non-O blood type and the risk of developing cardiovascular disorders. Several pathways have been hypothesized to explain this relationship, the most reasonable implying the influence of the ABO blood group on circulating plasma levels of von Willebrand factor, factor VIII, and several inflammatory cytokines...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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