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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214237/knowledge-attitudes-and-preferences-of-advance-decisions-end-of-life-care-and-place-of-care-and-death-in-hong-kong-a%C3%A2-population-based-telephone-survey-of-1067-adults
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Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Nicole Kiang, Patsy Yuen-Kwan Chau, Janice Y C Lau, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Jean W Woo
OBJECTIVES: According to the 2015 Quality of Death Index published by the Intelligence Unit of the Economist, Hong Kong is ranked 22nd in terms of quality of palliative care in the world, behind many other major developed countries in Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The objectives of the present study were to describe the knowledge, attitude, and preferences of the general Hong Kong adult population across different age groups regarding end-of-life (EOL) care decisions, place of care and death, as well as advance directive (AD)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214013/lifetime-prevalence-and-incidence-of-sexual-victimization-of-adolescents-in-institutional-care
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Marc Allroggen, Thea Rau, Jeannine Ohlert, Jörg M Fegert
The frequency of sexual victimization in high-risk populations like adolescents in institutional care has hardly been studied. In this study, we report lifetime prevalence and incidence from a nationwide German sample including 322 adolescents (mean age 16.69 years, 43% female) from 20 residential care facilities and 12 boarding schools. Lifetime prevalence for severe sexual victimization (in and outside of institution) was 46.7% for girls and 8.0% for boys. Moreover, 5% of all adolescents experienced severe sexual victimization for the first time after they were admitted to the current institution (mean duration of stay in the current institution 3...
February 14, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203628/the-structured-interview-for-insight-and-judgment-in-dementia-development-and-validation-of-a-new-instrument-to-assess-awareness-in-patients-with-dementia
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Teresa Parrao, Simone Brockman, Romola S Bucks, David G Bruce, Wendy A Davis, Katherine K Hatch, Tammy L Leavy, Christine A P Axten, Sergio E Starkstein
INTRODUCTION: Poor insight about their cognitive and functional deficits is highly prevalent in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, there is a lack of reliable, valid instrumentation to measure this construct. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a semistructured interview to assess insight and judgment in patients with AD and to provide information regarding the assessment of competency and risk in this population. METHODS: We validated the Structured Clinical Interview for Insight and Judgment in Dementia (SIJID) in a consecutive series of 124 patients with probable AD...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199334/childhood-hematologic-cancer-and-residential-proximity-to-oil-and-gas-development
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Lisa M McKenzie, William B Allshouse, Tim E Byers, Edward J Bedrick, Berrin Serdar, John L Adgate
BACKGROUND: Oil and gas development emits known hematological carcinogens, such as benzene, and increasingly occurs in residential areas. We explored whether residential proximity to oil and gas development was associated with risk for hematologic cancers using a registry-based case-control study design. METHODS: Participants were 0-24 years old, living in rural Colorado, and diagnosed with cancer between 2001-2013. For each child in our study, we calculated inverse distance weighted (IDW) oil and gas well counts within a 16...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198578/stories-of-change-the-text-analysis-of-handovers-in-an-italian-psychiatric-residential-care-home
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M Accordini, E Saita, F Irtelli, M Buratti, G Saluto
: Handovers assure a timely and correct information transfer while socializing workers to the service's culture, however no study describes them as instruments to document organizational change and only a few have focused on psychiatric settings. AIM: To investigate the change in the culture of an Italian psychiatric residential care home as perceived by its Mental Health Workers (MHWs) over the course of two decades. METHOD: Emotional Text Analysis (ETA) was used to analyze the MHWs' handovers completed from 1990 to 2011...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185441/evaluation-of-the-ladder-to-the-moon-culture-change-studio-engagement-programme-staff-training-two-quasi-experimental-case-studies
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Azucena Guzmán, Jennifer Wenborn, Tom Swinson, Martin Orrell
AIM: To evaluate the impact of the CCSEP on care home staff in two care settings for older people in one nursing home and one residential home. BACKGROUND: Care homes provide personal care and accommodation for older people. The English Dementia Strategy aims to improve the quality of service provision for people with dementia. This includes specific mention of improving the quality of life in care homes and as such includes objectives related to developing the workforce knowledge and skills...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182590/lens-opacity-and-hydrogen-sulfide-in-a-new-zealand-geothermal-area
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Michael N Bates, Ian L Bailey, Robert B DiMartino, Karl Pope, Julian Crane, Nick Garrett
PURPOSE: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a highly toxic gas with well-established, acute irritation effects on the eye. The population of Rotorua, New Zealand, sited on an active geothermal field, has some of the highest ambient H2S exposures in the world. Evidence from ecological studies in Rotorua has suggested that H2S is associated with cataract. The purpose of the present study was, using more detailed exposure characterization, clinical examinations, and anterior eye photography, to more directly investigate this previously reported association...
January 11, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181848/an-examination-of-students-perceptions-of-their-interprofessional-placements-in-residential-aged-care
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Karla Seaman, Rosemary Saunders, Elly Williams, Jane Harrup-Gregory, Helen Loffler, Fiona Lake
It is essential that health professionals are trained to provide optimal care for our ageing population. Key to this is a positive attitude to older adults along with the ability to work in teams and provide interprofessional care. There is limited evidence on the impact an interprofessional education (IPE) placement in a residential aged care facility (RACF) has on students. In 2015 in Western Australia, 51 students (30% male, median age 23 years), from seven professions, undertook a placement between 2 and 13 weeks in length at 1 RACF...
March 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181112/an-in-depth-discussion-and-illustration-of-partial-least-squares-structural-equation-modeling-in-health-care
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Necmi Kemal Avkiran
Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) has become more popular across many disciplines including health care. However, articles in health care often fail to discuss the choice of PLS-SEM and robustness testing is not undertaken. This article presents the steps to be followed in a thorough PLS-SEM analysis, and includes a conceptual comparison of PLS-SEM with the more traditional covariance-based structural equation modeling (CB-SEM) to enable health care researchers and policy makers make appropriate choices...
February 8, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178859/an-ordinary-life-people-with-dementia-living-in-a-residential-setting
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Tula Brannelly, Jean A Gilmour, Heidi O'Reilly, Mary Leighton, Allana Woodford
The aim of this research was to explore the experiences of care support workers and family members of the impact of a new care approach in a specialised unit as it shifted from a clinical to an inclusive model, focused on creating an ordinary life for people with dementia and their families. The research was a partnership between the unit staff and university researchers. Using a qualitative approach, data were collected in focus groups with 11 family members and nine staff members. Thematic analysis identified the themes personalised care for people with dementia, family involvement - continuing to care, and staff competence and confidence to care...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178401/comprehensive-care-model-for-sex-trafficking-survivors
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Naomi M Twigg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify aftercare services for domestic minor of sex trafficking (DMST) survivors provided by U.S. residential treatment centers. DESIGN: A qualitative research study was conducted with aftercare program personnel from five U.S. residential treatment centers for DMST survivors. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with staff from five different residential treatment centers providing services exclusively to domestic minor sex trafficking survivors...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178023/risk-factors-for-acute-care-hospital-readmission-in-older-persons-in-western-countries-a-systematic-review
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Mona Kyndi Pedersen, Gabriele Meyer, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission in older persons is common and reported as a post-discharge adverse outcome from hospitalization. Readmission relates to a mix of factors associated with increasing age, living conditions, progression of disease as well as factors related to the processes of care. To allow health professionals to focus more intensively on patients at risk of readmission, there is a need to identify the characteristics of those patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify and synthesize the best available evidence on risk factors for acute care hospital readmission within one month of discharge in older persons in Western countries...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178017/the-effect-of-complex-falls-prevention-interventions-on-falls-in-residential-aged-care-settings-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Debbie Nobre, Chiara Naseri, Anne-Marie Hill
The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of complex falls prevention interventions on fall reductions in the residential aged care population, implemented at two or more of the following levels: organization, facility or resident.Specifically the review question is: What is the effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings?
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176431/comparison-between-clinical-gait-and-daily-life-gait-assessments-of-fall-risk-in-older-people
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Matthew A Brodie, Milou J Coppens, Andreas Ejupi, Yves J Gschwind, Janneke Annegarn, Daniel Schoene, Rainer Wieching, Stephen R Lord, Kim Delbaere
AIM: Falls are a leading cause of disability in older people. Here we investigate if daily-life gait assessments are better than clinical gait assessments at discriminating between older people with and without a history of falls. METHODS: A total of 96 independent-living participants (age 75.5 ± 7.8) underwent sensorimotor, psychological and cognitive assessments, and the Timed Up and Go and 10-m walk tests. Participants wore a small pendant sensor device for a week in their home environment, from which the new remote assessments of daily-life gait were determined...
February 8, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174431/the-effect-of-walking-sticks-on-balance-in-geriatric-subjects
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Esra Dogru, Harun Kizilci, Nilay Comuk Balci, Nilufer Cetisli Korkmaz, Ozden Canbay, Nihan Katayifci
[Purpose] Guidelines and clarity regarding the information for deciding the need for walking sticks and the suitability of these sticks is insufficient. This study aimed to evaluate the suitability of walking stick and its effects on the balance in the elderly. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 39 elderly subjects aged between 65-95 years (mean age, 76.15 ± 8.35 years) and living in the Residential Aged Care and Rehabilitation Center were included. Sociodemographic data of the individuals, the material of the walking stick, who made the decision of usage and length of walking sticks were questioned...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169896/activities-of-intellectual-disability-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-ireland
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Owen Doody, Eamonn Slevin, Laurence Taggart
PURPOSE/AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the contribution of Irish intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists (ID CNSs) to service delivery. DESIGN: A nonexperimental descriptive design was selected to survey ID CNSs presently working in Ireland. The questionnaire was developed based on focus group interviews, available literature, and expert panel views. METHODS: Ethical approval and access were granted to all ID CNSs in Ireland...
March 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168716/a-deskilling-and-challenging-journey-the-lived-experience-of-indonesian-nurse-returnees
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A Kurniati, C-M Chen, F Efendi, R Ogawa
AIM: To illuminate the lived experiences of Indonesian nurses who previously worked as caregivers in Japanese residential care facilities, by exploring the journey of becoming returnees. BACKGROUND: The creation of bilateral agreements between Indonesia and Japan has facilitated the movement of Indonesian nurses to work as caregivers in Japan since 2008. While this decision raised concerns with regard to the degradation of nursing skills, little is known about this issue from the perspective of nurse returnees and how the experience affects their life...
February 6, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167310/change-trajectories-of-aggressive-behavior-among-children-in-long-term-residential-care
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Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz, Rami Benbenishty, Ilan Roziner
This study examined change trajectories of aggressive behaviors among children in long-term residential care in Israel and identified various child-, family-, and placement-related predictors of the change trajectories. Records of 799 children (average age at the beginning of the four years=10.4, 33.1% female) in their first four consecutive years in care were analyzed using the TRF aggressive behavior subscale (Achenbach, 1991) to measure the outcome variable. Children's and parents' characteristics and placement-related factors were used to explain variance in change trajectories...
February 3, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159845/prevalence-and-determinants-of-undetected-dementia-in-the-community-a-systematic-literature-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Linda Lang, Angela Clifford, Li Wei, Dongmei Zhang, Daryl Leung, Glenda Augustine, Isaac M Danat, Weiju Zhou, John R Copeland, Kaarin J Anstey, Ruoling Chen
OBJECTIVES: Detection of dementia is essential for improving the lives of patients but the extent of underdetection worldwide and its causes are not known. This study aimed to quantify the prevalence of undetected dementia and to examine its correlates. METHODS/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: A systematic search was conducted until October 2016 for studies reporting the proportion of undetected dementia and/or its determinants in either the community or in residential care settings worldwide...
February 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159440/one-year-sobriety-improves-satisfaction-with-life-executive-functions-and-psychological-distress-among-patients-with-polysubstance-use-disorder
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Egon Hagen, Aleksander H Erga, Katrin P Hagen, Sverre M Nesvåg, James R McKay, Astri J Lundervold, Espen Walderhaug
INTRODUCTION: Polysubstance use disorder is prevalent in treatment-seeking patients with substance use disorder (SUD), with a higher risk of developing comorbid psychiatric symptoms, more pervasive deficits in cognitive functions, and inferior treatment results. The present study investigates if individuals with polysubstance use disorder who achieve at least one year of abstinence show greater improvements in satisfaction with life, executive functions, and psychological distress, compared to relapsers and controls...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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