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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049178/evaluation-of-smoking-cessation-intervention-in-patients-with-chronic-diseases-in-smoking-cessation-clinics
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Changxi Zhou, Lei Wu, Qinghui Liu, Huaijie An, Bin Jiang, Fan Zuo, Li Zhang, Yao He
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of psychological intervention and psychological plus drug intervention on smoking cessation among male smokers with single chronic diseases.A total of 509 male smokers were divided into psychological group (n = 290) and psychological plus drugs (n = 219) groups according to their will. The physicians provided free individual counseling and follow-up interviews with brief counseling for all the subjects. In addition to mental intervention, patients in psychological plus drug group also received bupropion hydrochloride or varenicline tartrate to quit smoking...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048506/the-comfort-ability-pain-management-workshop-a-preliminary-nonrandomized-investigation-of-a-brief-cognitive-biobehavioral-and-parent-training-intervention-for-pediatric-chronic-pain
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Rachael Coakley, Tessa Wihak, Joe Kossowsky, Christina Iversen, Carolina Donado
Objective: Psychological intervention is widely recognized as an integral part of the recovery process from pediatric chronic pain, but service acquisition is often limited by resource barriers. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and satisfaction of a brief, structured, skills-based, group intervention designed expressly to address gaps in service delivery. Exploratory outcomes were also assessed. Method: Adolescents with chronic pain (n = 102; ages 10-17 years) and their mothers (n = 105) completed self-report questionnaires at baseline, 1-week, 1-month, and 3-month posttreatment...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045983/effects-of-a-brief-psychosocial-intervention-on-inpatient-satisfaction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emma J Pace, Nicholas J Somerville, Chineme Enyioha, Joseph P Allen, Latrina C Lemon, Claudia W Allen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045928/factors-associated-with-alcohol-consumption-among-medical-cannabis-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Alan K Davis, Maureen A Walton, Kipling M Bohnert, Carrie Bourque, Mark A Ilgen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain is the most common reason for medical cannabis certification. Data regarding alcohol use and risky drinking among medical cannabis patients with pain is largely unknown. Therefore, we examined the prevalence and correlates of alcohol use and risky drinking in this population. METHODS: Participants completed surveys regarding demographics, pain-related variables, anxiety, cannabis use, and past six-month alcohol consumption. Alcohol use groups were defined using the AUDIT-C [i...
October 12, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045769/placebo-effects-in-the-treatment-of-noncognitive-symptoms-of-alzheimer-s-disease-analysis-of-the-catie-ad-data
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Chisa Ozawa, Rachel Roberts, Kazunari Yoshida, Takefumi Suzuki, Barry Lebowitz, Suzanne Reeves, Robert Howard, Takayuki Abe, Masaru Mimura, Hiroyuki Uchida
OBJECTIVE: To compare symptom trajectories between placebo and active drug responders and to examine whether early placebo improvement would be associated with subsequent placebo response in the treatment of patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of data from 371 patients with DSM-IV Alzheimer's disease in Phase 1 of the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness for Alzheimer's disease (CATIE-AD) (April 2001 to November 2004) was conducted...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045323/effects-of-a-long-term-physical-activity-program-on-activity-patterns-in-older-adults
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Amal A Wanigatunga, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Robert S Axtell, Nancy W Glynn, Abby C King, Mary M McDermott, Roger A Fielding, Xiaomin Lu, Marco Pahor, Todd M Manini
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of a long-term structured physical activity (PA) intervention on accelerometer-derived metrics of activity pattern changes in mobility-impaired older adults. METHODS: Participants were randomized to either a PA or health education (HE) program. The PA intervention included a walking regimen with strength, flexibility, and balance training. The HE program featured health-related discussions and a brief upper body stretching routine...
November 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044907/barriers-and-facilitators-for-health-professionals-referring-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-tobacco-smokers-to-the-quitline
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Kimberley Martin, Joanne Dono, Nathan Rigney, Joanne Rayner, Alana Sparrow, Caroline Miller, Andrea Mckivett, Kerin O'Dea, David Roder, Jacqueline Bowden
OBJECTIVE: To examine the barriers and facilitators among health professionals to providing referrals to Quitline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who smoke. METHODS: A brief online survey, based on the Theoretical Domains Framework, was completed by 34 health professionals who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia and the Northern Territory. RESULTS: Respondents who frequently made referrals had higher domain scores than less frequent referrers for 'Skills and knowledge' (M=4...
October 18, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044466/massage-therapy-decreases-cancer-related-fatigue-results-from-a-randomized-early-phase-trial
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Becky Kinkead, Pamela J Schettler, Erika R Larson, Dedric Carroll, Margaret Sharenko, James Nettles, Sherry A Edwards, Andrew H Miller, Mylin A Torres, Boadie W Dunlop, Jeffrey J Rakofsky, Mark Hyman Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a prevalent and debilitating symptom experienced by cancer survivors, yet treatment options for CRF are limited. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of weekly Swedish massage therapy (SMT) versus an active control condition (light touch [LT]) and waitlist control (WLC) on persistent CRF in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: This early phase, randomized, single-masked, 6-week investigation of SMT, LT, and WLC enrolled 66 female stage 0-III breast cancer survivors (age range, 32-72 years) who had received surgery plus radiation and/or chemotherapy/chemoprevention with CRF (Brief Fatigue Inventory > 25)...
October 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043918/-being-able-to-speak-what-individuals-in-jail-perceived-as-helpful-about-participating-in-alcohol-related-brief-interventions
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Mandy D Owens, Megan Kirouac, Kylee Hagler, Lauren N Rowell, Emily C Williams
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of individuals within the criminal justice system meet criteria for a substance use disorder. Treatments for individuals who are incarcerated with substance use disorders show minimal to no benefit on post-release outcomes, suggesting a need to improve their effectiveness, particularly those that can be delivered in a brief format. The purpose of this study was to describe what individuals in jail with substance use disorders perceived as being helpful about two brief alcohol-focused interventions, which can be used to inform future treatments with this population...
October 18, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043154/taking-care-of-suicidal-patients-with-new-technologies-and-reaching-out-means-in-the-post-discharge-period
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Giulia Falcone, Adele Nardella, Dorian A Lamis, Denise Erbuto, Paolo Girardi, Maurizio Pompili
Suicide is a global public health problem with over one million people dying by suicide each year worldwide. Research efforts have focused on developing and testing novel suicide prevention strategies employing recent technological advances. In order to provide a review regarding the role of new technologies (e.g., postcards/letters, text messages, crisis cards, telephone contacts, online interventions) in suicide prevention, we searched PubMed, ScienceDirect, ResearchGate, and Crisis to identify all papers in English from 1977 to 2016...
September 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043091/hope-help-for-people-with-money-employment-benefit-or-housing-problems-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M C Barnes, A M Haase, A M Bard, J L Donovan, R Davies, S Dursley, J Potokar, N Kapur, K Hawton, R C O'Connor, W Hollingworth, C Metcalfe, D Gunnell
BACKGROUND: Self-harm and suicide increase in times of economic recession. Factors including job loss, austerity measures, financial difficulties and house repossession contribute to the risk. Vulnerable individuals commonly experience difficulties in navigating the benefits system and in accessing the available sources of welfare and debt advice, and this contributes to their distress. Our aim is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a brief psychosocial intervention (the "HOPE" service) for people presenting to hospital emergency departments (ED) following self-harm or in acute distress because of financial, employment, or welfare (benefit) difficulties...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042810/changes-in-pain-and-concurrent-pain-medication-use-following-compounded-topical-analgesic-treatment-for-chronic-pain-3-and-6-month-follow-up-results-from-the-prospective-observational-optimizing-patient-experience-and-response-to-topical-analgesics-study
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Jeffrey A Gudin, Michael J Brennan, E Dennis Harris, Peter L Hurwitz, Derek T Dietze, James D Strader
BACKGROUND: Opioids and other controlled substances prescribed for chronic pain are associated with abuse, addiction, and death, prompting national initiatives to identify safe and effective pain management strategies including topical analgesics. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated changes from baseline in overall mean severity and interference scores on the Brief Pain Inventory scale and the use of concurrent pain medications at 3- and 6-month follow-up assessments in chronic pain patients treated with topical analgesics...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040891/acceptance-lowers-stress-reactivity-dismantling-mindfulness-training-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emily K Lindsay, Shinzen Young, Joshua M Smyth, Kirk Warren Brown, J David Creswell
OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness interventions, which train practitioners to monitor their present-moment experience with a lens of acceptance, are known to buffer stress reactivity. Little is known about the active mechanisms driving these effects. We theorize that acceptance is a critical emotion regulation mechanism underlying mindfulness stress reduction effects. METHOD: In this three-arm parallel trial, mindfulness components were dismantled into three structurally equivalent 15-lesson smartphone-based interventions: (1) training in both monitoring and acceptance (Monitor+Accept), (2) training in monitoring only (Monitor Only), or (3) active control training (Coping control)...
October 8, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038685/exploring-expectation-effects-in-emdr-does-prior-treatment-knowledge-affect-the-degrading-effects-of-eye-movements-on-memories
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Marianne Littel, Kevin van Schie, Marcel A van den Hout
Background: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective psychological treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Recalling a memory while simultaneously making eye movements (EM) decreases a memory's vividness and/or emotionality. It has been argued that non-specific factors, such as treatment expectancy and experimental demand, may contribute to the EMDR's effectiveness. Objective: The present study was designed to test whether expectations about the working mechanism of EMDR would alter the memory attenuating effects of EM...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037271/trajectories-of-caregiver-burden-in-families-of-adult-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Ann Wojtaszczyk, Myra Glajchen, Russell K Portenoy, Maria Berdella, Patricia Walker, Malcolm Barrett, Jack Chen, Amy Plachta, Julie Balzano, Ashley Fresenius, Kenya Wilder, Elinor Langfelder-Schwind, Lara Dhingra
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the experience of family caregivers of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). This information is important for the identification of caregivers at risk for burden. METHODS: This was a longitudinal analysis of survey data obtained from caregivers of adult CF patients participating in an early intervention palliative care trial. Caregivers completed the validated Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers (BASC) repeatedly over a 28-month period...
October 17, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036439/do-brief-alcohol-interventions-among-unemployed-at-risk-drinkers-increase-re-employment-after-15-month
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Katja Haberecht, Sophie Baumann, Gallus Bischof, Beate Gaertner, Ulrich John, Jennis Freyer-Adam
Background: At-risk alcohol use is associated bi-directionally to unemployment, and decreases chances of re-employment. Brief alcohol interventions (BAI) can reduce at-risk alcohol use. This study aimed to investigate 15-month effects of BAI on unemployment among persons with at-risk alcohol use. Methods: As part of the randomized controlled 'Trial on proactive alcohol interventions among job-seekers, TOPAS', 1243 18- to 64-year-old job-seekers with at-risk alcohol use were systematically recruited at three job agencies in Germany (2008/09), and randomized to (i) a stage tailored intervention based on the trans-theoretical model of intentional behavior change (ST), (ii) a non-stage tailored intervention based on the theory of planned behavior (NST) and (iii) assessment only (AO)...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035703/a-randomized-clinical-trial-examining-the-effects-of-an-anxiety-sensitivity-intervention-on-insomnia-symptoms-replication-and-extension
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Nicole A Short, Joseph W Boffa, Savannah King, Brian J Albanese, Nicholas P Allan, Norman B Schmidt
Insomnia disorder is impairing and prevalent, particularly among individuals with comorbid anxiety disorders. Despite the availability of effective computerized treatments for insomnia, there are few that target both insomnia as well as co-occurring anxiety symptoms. The current study tests the efficacy of a computerized treatment for anxiety sensitivity cognitive concerns, a transdiagnostic risk factor for anxiety, mood, and insomnia symptoms, against a repeated contact control, on reducing insomnia symptoms...
October 5, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035175/lifestyle-medicine-a-brief-review-of-its-dramatic-impact-on-health-and-survival
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Balazs I Bodai, Therese E Nakata, William T Wong, Dawn R Clark, Steven Lawenda, Christine Tsou, Raymond Liu, Linda Shiue, Neil Cooper, Michael Rehbein, Benjamin P Ha, Anne Mckeirnan, Rajiv Misquitta, Pankaj Vij, Andrew Klonecke, Carmelo S Mejia, Emil Dionysian, Sean Hashmi, Michael Greger, Scott Stoll, Thomas M Campbell
By ignoring the root causes of disease and neglecting to prioritize lifestyle measures for prevention, the medical community is placing people at harm. Advanced nations, influenced by a Western lifestyle, are in the midst of a health crisis, resulting largely from poor lifestyle choices. Epidemiologic, ecologic, and interventional studies have repeatedly indicated that most chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, are the result of lifestyles fueled by poor nutrition and physical inactivity...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035160/towards-malaria-control-and-elimination-in-ghana-challenges-and-decision-making-tools-to-guide-planning
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Timothy Awine, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Sheetal P Silal
Ghana is classified as being in the malaria control phase, according to the global malaria elimination program. With many years of policy development and control interventions, malaria specific mortality among children less than 5 years old has declined from 14.4% in 2000 to 0.6% in 2012. However, the same level of success has not been achieved with malaria morbidity. The recently adopted 2015-2020 Ghana strategic action plan aims to reduce the burden of malaria by 75.0%. Planning and policy development has always been guided by evidence from field studies, and mathematical models that are able to investigate malaria transmission dynamics have not played a significant role in supporting policy development...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034255/perioperative-management-of-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-contribution-of-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Rudolf Mörgeli, Kathrin Scholtz, Johannes Kurth, Sascha Treskatsch, Bruno Neuner, Susanne Koch, Lutz Kaufner, Claudia Spies
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies are particularly prone to perioperative complications. Elderly patients often present with reduced physiological reserves, and comorbidities can limit treatment options and promote complications. Surgeons and anesthesiologists must be aware of strategies required to deal with this vulnerable subgroup. METHODS: We provide a brief review of current and emerging perioperative strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and frequent comorbidities...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
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