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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239953/depression-anxiety-and-health-related-quality-of-life-amongst-patients-who-are-starting-dialysis-treatment
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Ana Rebollo Rubio, José Miguel Morales Asencio, Ma Eugenia Pons Raventos
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a severe impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL). The start of renal replacement therapy (RRT) significantly influences psychological, physical and social aspects of life. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the HRQL and psychological status (anxiety and depression) at the start of RRT. METHODS: We undertook an observational descriptive cross-sectional study. A total of 152 patients starting RRT were recruited for the study...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239896/adolescents-evaluations-of-the-quality-of-lifestyle-counselling-in-school-based-health-care
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Laura Myllymäki, Heidi Ruotsalainen, Maria Kääriäinen
BACKGROUND: Adolescents need effective lifestyle counselling precisely because health problems are so common. Good-quality lifestyle counselling can prevent the problems from becoming worse and decrease the costs of health care. Nurse practitioners in schools are well positioned to promote adolescent health. AIM: This study describes adolescents' evaluations of the quality of lifestyle counselling and factors related to it in school-based health care. METHODS: The data were collected from seventh- to ninth-grade adolescents (n = 846) using the Counselling Quality Instrument, from two junior high schools in northern Finland...
February 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239781/validation-of-the-promis-%C3%A2-measures-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-conditions
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Ann L Gruber-Baldini, Craig Velozo, Sergio Romero, Lisa M Shulman
PURPOSE: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(®) (PROMIS(®)) was designed to develop, validate, and standardize item banks to measure key domains of physical, mental, and social health in chronic conditions. This paper reports the calibration and validation testing of the PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions measures. METHODS: PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions item banks comprise five domains, Self-Efficacy for Managing: Daily Activities, Symptoms, Medications and Treatments, Emotions, and Social Interactions...
February 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239597/perceived-cognitive-deficits-are-associated-with-diabetes-self-management-in-a-multiethnic-sample
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Heather Cuevas, Alexa Stuifbergen
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes have almost twice the risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia as do those without diabetes, and about half of older adults with diabetes will become functionally disabled or cognitively impaired. But diabetes requires complex self-management: patients must learn about the implications of their disease; manage their diets, physical activity, and medication; and monitor their blood glucose. Difficulties with cognition can hinder these activities...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239538/family-child-care-home-providers-as-role-models-for-children-cause-for-concern
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Alison Tovar, Amber E Vaughn, Anna Grummon, Regan Burney, Temitope Erinosho, Truls Østbye, Dianne S Ward
Health behaviors associated with chronic disease, particularly healthy eating and regular physical activity, are important role modeling opportunities for individuals working in child care programs. Prior studies have not explored these risk factors in family child care home (FCCH) providers which care for vulnerable and at-risk populations. To address this gap, we describe the socio-demographic and health risk behavior profiles in a sample of providers (n = 166 FCCH) taken from baseline data of an ongoing cluster-randomized controlled intervention (2011-2016) in North Carolina...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239162/time-trends-and-factors-in-body-mass-index-and-obesity-among-children-in-china-1997-to-2011
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H Wang, H Xue, S Du, J Zhang, Y Wang, B Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Research on the shift in children's Body Mass Index (BMI) distribution is limited and conditional mean models used in the previous research have limitations in capturing cross-distribution variations in effects. The objectives are to analyze the shift in Chinese children's BMI distribution and to test the associations between BMI distribution and other factors. METHODS: We analyzed data collected from children 7-17 years old from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) conducted in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011, from 2814 participants with 6799 observations...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239013/recruitment-and-baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-lifestyle-improvement-through-food-and-exercise-life-study
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Elizabeth Lynch, Laurin J Mack, Kelly Karavolos, Elizabeth Avery, Rebecca Liebman, Kathryn S Keim, Crystal M Glover, Leon Fogelfeld
African Americans experience poorer diabetes outcomes than non-Hispanic Whites. Few clinical trials of diabetes self-management interventions specifically target African Americans, perhaps due to well-documented barriers to recruitment in this population. This paper describes strategies used to successfully recruit 211 low-income African Americans from community clinics of a large, urban public hospital system to a randomized clinical trial of an 18-month diabetes self-management intervention. Diabetes-related physiological, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics of the sample are reported...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238996/housing-and-health-outcomes-of-persons-living-with-hiv-aids-plwhas-in-the-lower-manya-krobo-district-ghana
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Eric Y Tenkorang, Adobea Y Owusu, Amos K Laar
OBJECTIVE: Although emerging in Western industrialized societies, limited research exists on the links between housing and health outcomes for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). METHODS: Using survey data collected from 605 PLWHAs in the Lower Manya Krobo district of Ghana, this paper examined the effects of housing structure, arrangements, accessibility and conditions on the physical and psychological/emotional health of respondents...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238730/disability-and-health-outcomes-in-geospatial-analyses-of-southeastern-u-s-county-health-data
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David W Hollar
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities tend to be at risk for secondary conditions. There is a need for comprehensive disability and health databases, including geographic information systems to evaluate trends in health, functioning, and employment. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated county levels in morbidity and mortality across the Southeastern United States using spatial regression, examining 2015 trends in accordance with Healthy People 2020 objectives. METHODS: We merged 2015 National County Health Rankings and the 2015 Social Security Administration's Report on SSDI Beneficiaries, all for n = 1387 Southeastern U...
February 16, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238694/interaction-of-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index-on-mortality-in-coronary-heart-disease-data-from-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
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Trine Moholdt, Carl J Lavie, Javaid Nauman
AIMS: The role of physical activity in the BMI-survival relationship in coronary heart disease is unclear. Our aim was to examine isolated and combined associations between BMI and physical activity, and mortality in subjects with coronary heart disease.. METHODS AND RESULTS: 6 493 participants (34.4% women) with coronary heart disease from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, with examinations in 1986, 1996, and 2007, were followed until the end of 2014. We calculated hazard ratios (HR) for all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, estimated using Cox proportionate hazard regression adjusted for age, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, self-reported health status, and alcohol...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238693/digital-rectal-examination-reduces-hospital-admissions-endoscopies-and-medical-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Manish P Shrestha, Mark Borgstrom, Eugene Trowers
BACKGROUND: Although digital rectal examination is an established part of physical examination in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding, clinicians are reluctant to perform rectal examination. We intended to assess if rectal examination affects the clinical management decision in these patients. STUDY: We performed a single-center, retrospective, cross-sectional study using data from electronic health record of patients ≥18 years old presenting to emergency with acute gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238676/high-prevalence-of-physical-frailty-among-community-dwelling-malnourished-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sjors Verlaan, Gerdien C Ligthart-Melis, Sander L J Wijers, Tommy Cederholm, Andrea B Maier, Marian A E de van der Schueren
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition and frailty are two geriatric syndromes that significantly affect independent living and health in community-dwelling older adults. Although the pathophysiology of malnutrition and physical frailty share common pathways, it is unknown to what extent these syndromes overlap and how they relate to each other. METHODS: A systematic review was performed resulting in a selection of 28 studies that assessed both malnutrition and frailty in community-dwelling older adults...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238507/is-cardiac-autonomic-function-associated-with-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-physical-activity-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-of-cross-sectional-studies
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Ricardo Santos Oliveira, Alan Robert Barker, Kelly Michelle Wilkinson, Rebecca Anne Abbott, Craig Anthony Williams
BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability (HRV) is considered to explain improvements in cardiovascular health accrued by physical activity (PA) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) over and above traditional cardiovascular risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To systematically address associations between HRV, PA and CRF in children and adolescents. DATA SOURCES: Medline, EMBASE, SportDISCUS and CINAHL Plus were searched on 5th September 2015 and updated on 4th August 2016...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238432/impact-of-irrigation-based-sugarcane-cultivation-on-the-chiredzi-and-runde-rivers-quality-zimbabwe
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Tamuka Nhiwatiwa, Tatenda Dalu, Luc Brendonck
Agriculture is vital in sustaining human livelihoods. However, agriculture as it is currently practiced, is contributing to the degradation of freshwater ecosystems globally. We investigated impacts of irrigation return flows from sugarcane farming on water quality and health status of the Chiredzi and Runde Rivers, a biodiversity hotspot region in south-eastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe. The water quality at inlets from the crop field into the wetland system; wetland outlets into the river systems; and river sites upstream and downstream of wetland outlets were monitored during the dry and wet seasons...
February 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238404/knowledge-of-asthma-and-anaphylaxis-among-teachers-in-spanish-schools
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J C Juliá-Benito, M Escarrer-Jaume, M T Guerra-Pérez, J Contreras-Porta, E Tauler-Toro, A Madroñero-Tentor, J C Cerdá-Mir
INTRODUCTION: Allergic diseases affect 15-20% of the paediatric population in the industrialised world. Most educational centres in Spain do not have health professionals among their staff, and the teachers are in charge of child care in school. The advisability of specific training of the teaching staff should be considered, with the introduction of concrete intervention plans in the event of life-threatening emergencies in schools. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Evaluation of the training needs constitutes the first step in planning an educational project...
February 18, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238355/prevalence-contexts-and-correlates-of-child-sexual-abuse-in-cyprus
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Eleni Karayianni, Kostas A Fanti, Irene-Anna Diakidoy, Maria-Zoe Hadjicharalambous, Evita Katsimicha
It is well documented that child sexual abuse (CSA) may be one of the major public health problems in the world, especially due to the co-occurrence with other types of abuse and negative developmental outcomes. The aim of the current study was the comprehensive examination of CSA with respect to its prevalence, its contexts of occurrence and its correlates. The sample included 1852 adolescents and young adults (15-25 years old; 441 males), recruited through schools, universities and other youth organizations across Cyprus...
February 18, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238351/antenatal-weight-management-diet-physical-activity-and-gestational-weight-gain-in-early-pregnancy
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Judy A Swift, Kirsty J Elliott-Sale, Jo Pearce, Preeti H Jethwa, Moira A Taylor, Amanda Avery, Sarah Ellis, Simon C Langley-Evans, Sarah McMullen
OBJECTIVE: to investigate women's physical activity levels, diet and gestational weight gain, and their experiences and motivations of behavior change. DESIGN: analysis of cross-sectional data collected during a longitudinal, cohort study examining physiological, psychological, sociodemographic, and self-reported behavioural measures relating to bodyweight. SETTING: women recruited from routine antenatal clinics at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238228/is-sedentary-behaviour-unhealthy-and-if-so-does-reducing-it-improve-this
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REVIEW
Shao-Hua Chin, Chanaka Kahathuduwa, Martin Binks
PURPOSE: To provide a qualitative synthesis of the available literature on the role of sedentary behavior in health. AIMS: We sought to determine if (i) being sedentary 'causes' health problems and (ii) interventions to reduce sedentary behavior improve health status. METHODS: PubMed and Google Scholar databases were utilized. Manuscripts published from 2001 to 2015 using specific keyword combinations (eg sedentary behavior, physical activity, sitting, intervention) were included and qualitatively reviewed...
February 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238090/general-health-status-in-army-personnel-relations-with-health-behaviors-and-psychosocial-variables
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Samuel Golenbock, Josh B Kazman, Stephen Krauss, Patricia A Deuster
PURPOSE: Poor self-rated health (SRH) is linked to an increased risk of injury, future healthcare services utilization, and morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to identify correlates of a single-item measure of health in 8070 US Army personnel. METHODS: Responses were collected from the Army's global assessment tool (GAT) 2.0, an online questionnaire that assesses physical and psychosocial health. SRH was measured by the item, "How do you consider your health?" (four response categories: "poor," "fair," "good," and "excellent")...
February 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237944/could-kinesiology-taping-help-mitigate-pain-breathlessness-and-abdominal-related-symptoms-in-cancer
#20
Gourav Banerjee, Alison Rose, Michelle Briggs, Mark I Johnson
We present the case of a woman who was an amateur athlete diagnosed with primary breast cancer, and 10 years later with terminal metastatic cancer. This case report was prepared posthumously in co-operation with her next of kin (husband). The patient first presented to a sports physiotherapist (AR) for her pain-management and to help maintain physical fitness so that she could continue with sports and an active lifestyle. The patient continued with physiotherapy for several months to enable her to be active...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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