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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653255/promoting-father-involvement-for-child-and-family-health
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REVIEW
Brandon S Allport, Sara Johnson, Anushka Aqil, Alain B Labrique, Timothy Nelson, Angela Kc, Yorghos Carabas, Arik V Marcell
Paternal involvement in children's lives is associated with a variety of child outcomes, from improved cognition and mental health to reduced obesity rates and asthma exacerbations. Given this evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics has promoted actions by pediatricians to engage fathers in pediatric care. Despite these recommendations, the mother-child dyad remains a frequent focus of care, rather than the mother-father-child triad. Furthermore, pediatric care is often leveraged to improve maternal health, such as screening for maternal depression, but paternal health is infrequently addressed even as men tend to exhibit riskier behaviors, poorer primary care utilization, and lower life expectancy...
April 10, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651337/weaving-the-health-and-pharmaceutical-care-agenda-through-the-themes-of-the-commonwealth-heads-of-government-meeting-chogm-london-2018
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EDITORIAL
Victoria Rutter, Amy Hai Yan Chan, Chloe Tuck, Lina Bader, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Ian Bates
The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this year is based around four key themes: prosperity, fairness, sustainability and security. This is an opportune time to consider the role of pharmacists in healthcare delivery, and particularly their contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a member of the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA), the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) has been working to ensure that pharmacy-related aspects of health are represented in the advocacy papers submitted by Civil Society...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650742/supporting-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-to-participate-in-health-care-decision-making
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REVIEW
William F Sullivan, John Heng
OBJECTIVE: To discuss what is new in the revised guideline 3 of the "Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities [IDD]. 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines" on decision-making capacity, and how to implement the recommendations. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: Integrative review based on a literature search, the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the experience of the authors. MAIN MESSAGE: Person-centred health care of adults with IDD should include all possible contributions from the patient in decision making...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650020/understanding-community-based-participatory-research-through-a-social-movement-framework-a-case-study-of-the-kahnawake-schools-diabetes-prevention-project
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Marie-Claude Tremblay, Debbie H Martin, Alex M McComber, Amelia McGregor, Ann C Macaulay
BACKGROUND: A longstanding challenge of community-based participatory research (CBPR) has been to anchor evaluation and practice in a relevant theoretical framework of community change, which articulates specific and concrete evaluative benchmarks. Social movement theories provide a broad range of theoretical tools to understand and facilitate social change processes, such as those involved in CBPR. Social movement theories have the potential to provide a coherent representation of how mobilization and collective action is gradually developed and leads to systemic change in the context of CBPR...
April 12, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649966/a-systematic-review-of-intimate-partner-violence-interventions-state-of-the-field-and-implications-for-practitioners
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Nicole Trabold, James McMahon, Shannon Alsobrooks, Staci Whitney, Mona Mittal
Intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization is a global public health issue and has serious consequences of women's health. While scholars and researchers have made some progress in addressing IPV and its impact across different levels of care, there is a paucity of intervention research in this area. For example, we know little about which intervention models work best for particular groups of IPV survivors. Previous reviews have concluded there is insufficient evidence to recommend specific treatment options for victims, but they have also been limited in scope of target populations or have employed narrow eligibility criteria...
January 1, 2018: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648963/organizing-seniors-to-protect-the-health-safety-net-the-way-forward
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Leena Sharma, Carol Regan, Katherine S Villers
Over the past century, the organized voice of seniors has been critical in building the U.S. health safety net. Since the 2016 election, that safety net, particularly the Medicaid program, is in jeopardy. As we have seen with the rise of the Tea Party, senior support for healthcare programs-even programs that they use in large numbers-cannot and should not be taken for granted. This article provides a brief history of senior advocacy and an overview of the current senior organizing landscape. It also identifies opportunities for building the transformational organizing of low-income seniors needed to defend against sustained attacks on critical programs...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Aging & Social Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643501/prostate-cancer-and-social-media
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REVIEW
Stacy Loeb, Matthew S Katz, Aisha Langford, Nataliya Byrne, Shannon Ciprut
The use of social media is increasing globally and is employed in a variety of ways in the prostate cancer community. In addition to their use in research, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, social media offer vast opportunities for education and networking for patients with prostate cancer and health-care professionals, and many educational resources and support networks are available to patients with prostate cancer and their caregivers. Despite the considerable potential for social media to be employed in the field of prostate cancer, concerns remain - particularly regarding the maintenance of patient confidentiality, variable information quality, and possible financial conflicts of interest...
April 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628175/syndemics-a-theory-in-search-of-data-or-data-in-search-of-a-theory
#8
Alexander C Tsai
The concept of a syndemic was proposed more than two decades ago to explain how large-scale social forces might give rise to co-occurring epidemics that synergistically interact to undermine health in vulnerable populations. This conceptual instrument has the potential to help policymakers and program implementers in their endeavors to improve population health. Accordingly, it has become an increasingly popular heuristic for advocacy, most notably in the field of HIV treatment and prevention. However, most empirical studies purporting to validate the theory of syndemics actually do no such thing...
March 30, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626742/dissatisfaction-with-opioid-maintenance-treatment-partly-explains-reported-side-effects-of-medications
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Ashley Elizabeth Muller, Ronny Bjørnestad, Thomas Clausen
BACKGROUND: Drop-out is a core problem in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), but patients' reactions to and acceptance of the various OMT medications are insufficiently investigated. In Norway, there has been vocal patient resistance to the newest medication, buprenorphine-naloxone (BNX), and complaints have focused on the side effect profile. There has been no comparison of patient satisfaction and side effects of the three most common OMT medications. AIM: To compare patient satisfaction with OMT and side effects of BNX, buprenorphine monopreparate (BUP), and methadone (MET) as reported by patients...
March 29, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626407/additional-insights-into-problem-definition-and-positioning-from-social-science-comment-on-four-challenges-that-global-health-networks-face
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Kathryn Quissell
Commenting on a recent editorial in this journal which presented four challenges global health networks will have to tackle to be effective, this essay discusses why this type of analysis is important for global health scholars and practitioners, and why it is worth understanding and critically engaging with the complexities behind these challenges. Focusing on the topics of problem definition and positioning, I outline additional insights from social science theory to demonstrate how networks and network researchers can evaluate these processes, and how these processes contribute to better organizing, advocacy, and public health outcomes...
September 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625954/youth-mental-health-services-utilization-rates-after-a-large-scale-social-media-campaign-population-based-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Richard G Booth, Britney N Allen, Krista M Bray Jenkyn, Lihua Li, Salimah Z Shariff
BACKGROUND: Despite the uptake of mass media campaigns, their overall impact remains unclear. Since 2011, a Canadian telecommunications company has operated an annual, large-scale mental health advocacy campaign (Bell Let's Talk) focused on mental health awareness and stigma reduction. In February 2012, the campaign began to explicitly leverage the social media platform Twitter and incented participation from the public by promising donations of Can $0.05 for each interaction with a campaign-specific username (@Bell_LetsTalk)...
April 6, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624934/saving-the-lives-of-women-newborns-and-children-a-formative-study-examining-opportunities-to-improve-reproductive-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-outcomes-in-nigeria
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Ejiro J Otive-Igbuzor, Theresa Kaka Effa, Emily Teitsworth, Rufaro Kangai, Chantal Hildebrand, Diana Lara, Denise Dunning
Despite economic growth in Nigeria, maternal and infant mortality rates remain among the highest in the world. Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a critical role in ensuring governmental accountability to fulfil commitments that improve health outcomes for women, newborns, and children. This formative study was undertaken to identify: a) policy advocacy priorities b) advocacy challenges, and, c) opportunities for strategic advocacy. Methods consisted of a desk review of key reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) policies, surveys with CSOs working on RMNCAH, and key informants from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and United Nations agencies...
September 2017: African Journal of Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624087/what-does-meaningful-look-like-a-qualitative-study-of-patient-engagement-at-the-pan-canadian-oncology-drug-review-perspectives-of-reviewers-and-payers
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Linda Rozmovits, Helen Mai, Alexandra Chambers, Kelvin Chan
Objectives While there is wide support for patient engagement in health technology assessment, determining what constitutes meaningful (as opposed to tokenistic) engagement is complex. This paper explores reviewer and payer perceptions of what constitutes meaningful patient engagement in the Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review process. Methods Qualitative interview study comprising 24 semi-structured telephone interviews. A qualitative descriptive approach, employing the technique of constant comparison, was used to produce a thematic analysis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623571/introducing-students-of-color-to-health-sciences-research-an-evaluation-of-the-health-disparities-summer-internship-program
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Nicole A McLean, Marilyn Fraser, Nicole A Primus, Michael A Joseph
The goal of this analysis is to assess the effectiveness of a summer program designed to introduce high school students of color to health disparities research. A total of 73 students (69.9% Black, 68.5% female and 80.6% either junior/senior) participated in the 4-week Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (HDSIP) during the years 2012-2015. Students attended lectures covering topics such as health disparities, community-based participatory research (CBPR), immigrant health, and policy and advocacy. While working with community-based organizations, students gained hands-on experience related to issues discussed in class...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623241/collective-statement-regarding-patient-access-to-approved-therapies-from-the-center-directors-of-parent-project-muscular-dystrophy-s-certified-duchenne-care-centers
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Cristian Ionita, Kathi Kinnett, Katherine Mathews
The dystrophinopathies (Duchenne [DMD] and Becker muscular dystrophy) are progressive diseases that until recently had no specific treatments. New FDA pathways to drug approval in rare diseases have resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of treatment trials for DMD and recently, two approved drugs. Health insurance policies for DMD products have been constructed with limited input from neuromuscular specialists directly involved in patient care and without patient input. These policies often reflect a lack of understanding of the disease, clinical population or the treatment...
March 15, 2018: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607245/future-of-health-findings-from-a-survey-of-stakeholders-on-the-future-of-health-and-healthcare-in-england
#16
Jennie Corbett, Camilla d'Angelo, Lorenzo Gangitano, Jon Freeman
This article presents findings from a survey conducted by RAND Europe at the request of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to gather and synthesise stakeholder views on the future of health and healthcare in England in 20 to 30 years' time. The aim of the research was to generate an evidenced-based picture of the future health and healthcare needs, and how it might differ from today, in order to inform strategic discussions about the future priorities of the NIHR and the health and social care research communities more broadly...
April 2018: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605675/implications-of-applying-cumulative-risk-assessment-to-the-workplace
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REVIEW
Mary A Fox, Kristen Spicer, L Casey Chosewood, Pam Susi, Douglas O Johns, G Scott Dotson
Multiple changes are influencing work, workplaces and workers in the US including shifts in the main types of work and the rise of the 'gig' economy. Work and workplace changes have coincided with a decline in unions and associated advocacy for improved safety and health conditions. Risk assessment has been the primary method to inform occupational and environmental health policy and management for many types of hazards. Although often focused on one hazard at a time, risk assessment frameworks and methods have advanced toward cumulative risk assessment recognizing that exposure to a single chemical or non-chemical stressor rarely occurs in isolation...
March 29, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605515/motors-of-influenza-vaccination-uptake-and-vaccination-advocacy-in-healthcare-workers-a-comparative-study-in-six-european-countries
#18
George Kassianos, Ernest Kuchar, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Jan Kyncl, Andrey Galev, Isme Humolli, Oana Falup-Pecurariu, Angus Thomson, Christina Klein, Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau
BACKGROUND: Annual vaccination is the most effective way to prevent and control the health and economic burden caused by seasonal influenza. Healthcare workers (HCWs) play a crucial role in vaccine acceptance and advocacy for their patients. This study explored the drivers of HCWs' vaccine acceptance and advocacy in six European countries. METHODS: Healthcare workers (mainly general practitioners, specialist physicians, and nurses) voluntarily completed a questionnaire in Bulgaria (N = 485), Czech Republic (N = 518), Kosovo (N = 466), Poland (N = 772), Romania (N = 155), and the United Kingdom (N = 80)...
March 28, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604050/common-data-elements-for-epilepsy-mobile-health-systems
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Daniel M Goldenholz, Robert Moss, David A Jost, Nathan E Crone, Gregory Krauss, Rosalind Picard, Chiara Caborni, Jose E Cavazos, John Hixson, Tobias Loddenkemper, Tracy Dixon Salazar, Laura Lubbers, Lauren C Harte-Hargrove, Vicky Whittemore, Jonas Duun-Henriksen, Eric Dolan, Nitish Kasturia, Mark Oberemk, Mark J Cook, Mark Lehmkuhle, Michael R Sperling, Patricia O Shafer
OBJECTIVE: Common data elements (CDEs) are currently unavailable for mobile health (mHealth) in epilepsy devices and related applications. As a result, despite expansive growth of new digital services for people with epilepsy, information collected is often not interoperable or directly comparable. We aim to correct this problem through development of industry-wide standards for mHealth epilepsy data. METHODS: Using a group of stakeholders from industry, academia, and patient advocacy organizations, we offer a consensus statement for the elements that may facilitate communication among different systems...
March 31, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603791/observation-study-showed-that-the-continuity-of-skin-to-skin-contact-with-low-birth-weight-infants-in-uganda-was-sub-optimal
#20
Heather C Watkins, Melissa C Morgan, Harriet Nambuya, Peter Waiswa, Joy E Lawn
AIM: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a safe and effective method of reducing neonatal mortality in resource-limited settings, but there has been a lack of data on the duration of skin-to-skin contact (SSC) in busy, low-resource newborn units. Previous studies of intermittent KMC suggest the duration of SSC ranged from 10 minutes to 17 hours per day. METHODS: This was an observational study of newborn infants born weighing less than 2,000 grams, which collected quantitative data on SSC over the first week after birth...
March 30, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
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