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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219082/task-shifting-in-the-management-of-hypertension-in-kinshasa-democratic-republic-of-congo-a-cross-sectional-study
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Aimée M Lulebo, Didine K Kaba, Silvestre E-H Atake, Mala A Mapatano, Eric M Mafuta, Julien M Mampunza, Yves Coppieters
BACKGROUND: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized by a high prevalence of hypertension (HTN) and a high proportion of uncontrolled HTN, which is indicative of poor HTN management. Effective management of HTN in the African region is challenging due to limited resources, particularly human resources for health. To address the shortage of health workers, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends task shifting for better disease management and treatment. Although task shifting from doctors to nurses is being implemented in the DRC, there are no studies, to the best of our knowledge, that document the association between task shifting and HTN control...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207973/identifying-models-of-hiv-care-and-treatment-service-delivery-in-tanzania-uganda-and-zambia-using-cluster-analysis-and-delphi-survey
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Sharon Tsui, Julie A Denison, Caitlin E Kennedy, Larry W Chang, Olivier Koole, Kwasi Torpey, Eric Van Praag, Jason Farley, Nathan Ford, Leine Stuart, Fred Wabwire-Mangen
BACKGROUND: Organization of HIV care and treatment services, including clinic staffing and services, may shape clinical and financial outcomes, yet there has been little attempt to describe different models of HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Information about the relative benefits and drawbacks of different models could inform the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and associated services in resource-limited settings (RLS), especially in light of expanded client populations with country adoption of WHO's test and treat recommendation...
December 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191159/barriers-and-facilitating-factors-related-to-use-of-early-warning-score-among-acute-care-nurses-a-qualitative-study
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John Asger Petersen, Lars S Rasmussen, Susan Rydahl-Hansen
BACKGROUND: The early warning score (EWS) was developed to identify deteriorating patients early. It is a track-and-trigger system based on vital signs designed to direct appropriate clinical responses based on the seriousness and nature of the underlying condition. Despite its wide dissemination, serious adverse events still occur, often due to failure among staff on general wards to follow the EWS protocol. The purpose of the study was to determine barriers and facilitating factors related to three aspects of the EWS protocol: 1) adherence to monitoring frequency, 2) call for junior doctors to patients with an elevated EWS, and 3) call for the medical emergency team...
December 1, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170320/23%C3%A2-patient-and-staff-perspectives-on-the-reasons-for-increasing-emergency-department-attendances
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Suzanne Ablard, Melanie Rimmer, Colin O'Keeffe, Suzanne Mason
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: An NHS England review recognised that demand for Urgent and Emergency Care is unsustainable. Health practitioners and policy makers are interested in understanding the reasons why patients with low acuity problems attend the Emergency Department (ED). This should, in turn, assist the development of interventions to reduce demand.We aimed to gain an understanding about the reasons for rising ED demand and to identify possible solutions. METHODS: A self-report patient survey was administered to non-ambulance patients at 9 EDs across Yorkshire and Humber (Y and H) asking participants: reasons for attending the ED; awareness of alternative services; and perceptions of the suitability of other services to manage their health problem...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151283/clinical-significance-of-rituximab-infusion-related-reaction-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-receiving-r-chop
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Kyoung Min Cho, Bhumsuk Keam, Hyerim Ha, Miso Kim, Jae-Woo Jung, Woo-Jung Song, Tae Min Kim, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Hye-Ryun Kang, Dong Wan Kim, Chul Woo Kim, Dae Seog Heo
Background/Aims: This study was to evaluate the clinical significance of infusion-related reaction (IRR) of rituximab in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients who received R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone) as a first-line chemotherapy. Methods: The medical records of 326 patients diagnosed with DLBCL were re trospectively analyzed. Both doctor's progress records and nursing records were reviewed. IRR was graded according to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria...
November 20, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149483/factors-influencing-the-quality-of-vital-signs-data-in-electronic-health-records-a-qualitative-study
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Jean E Stevenson, Johan Israelsson, Goran Petersson, Peter A Bath
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate reasons for inadequate documentation of vital signs in an electronic health record. BACKGROUND: Monitoring vital signs is crucial to detecting and responding to patient deterioration. The ways in which vital signs are documented in electronic health records have received limited attention in the research literature. A previous study revealed that vital signs in an electronic health record were incomplete and inconsistent...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143446/realism-in-paediatric-emergency-simulations-a-prospective-comparison-of-in-situ-low-fidelity-and-centre-based-high-fidelity-scenarios
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Fenton O'Leary, Ioannis Pegiazoglou, Kathryn McGarvey, Ruza Novakov, Ingrid Wolfsberger, Jennifer Peat
OBJECTIVE: To measure scenario participant and faculty self-reported realism, engagement and learning for the low fidelity, in situ simulations and compare this to high fidelity, centre-based simulations. METHODS: A prospective survey of scenario participants and faculty completing in situ and centre-based paediatric simulations. RESULTS: There were 382 responses, 276 from scenario participants and 106 from faculty with 241 responses from in situ and 141 from centre-based simulations...
November 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994634/the-eu-project-united4health-results-and-experiences-from-automatic-health-status-assessment-in-a-norwegian-telemedicine-trial-system
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Martin Gerdes, Frode Gallefoss, Rune Werner Fensli
Introduction Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease require help in daily life situations to increase their individual perception of security, especially under worsened medical conditions. Unnecessary hospital (re-)admissions and home visits by doctors or nurses shall be avoided. This study evaluates the results from a two-year telemedicine field trial for automatic health status assessment based on remote monitoring and analysis of a long time series of vital signs data from patients at home over periods of weeks or months...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950853/descriptive-study-of-association-between-quality-of-care-and-empathy-and-burnout-in-primary-care
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Oriol Yuguero, Josep Ramon Marsal, Miquel Buti, Montserrat Esquerda, Jorge Soler-González
BACKGROUND: The doctor-patient relationship is a crucial aspect of primary-care practice Research on associations between quality of care provision and burnout and empathy in a primary care setting could improve this relationship. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of family physicians (108) and nurses (112) of twenty-two primary care centers in the health district of Lleida, Spain. Empathy and burnout were measured using the Jefferson Physician Empathy Scale and the Maslach Burnout Inventory, while quality of care delivery was evaluated using Quality Standard Indicator scores...
September 26, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874123/impact-of-multi-professional-scenario-based-training-on-postpartum-hemorrhage-in-tanzania-a-quasi-experimental-pre-vs-post-intervention-study
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Signe Egenberg, Gileard Masenga, Lars Edvin Bru, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Cecilia Mushi, Deodatus Massay, Pål Øian
BACKGROUND: Tanzania has a relatively high maternal mortality ratio of 410 per 100,000 live births. Severe postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal deaths, but in most cases, it is preventable. However, most pregnant women that develop PPH, have no known risk factors. Therefore, preventive measures must be offered to all pregnant women. This study investigated the effects of multi-professional, scenario-based training on the prevention and management of PPH at a Tanzanian zonal consultant hospital...
September 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851860/a-qualitative-study-of-gp-nurse-and-practice-manager-views-on-using-targeted-case-finding-to-identify-patients-with-copd-in-primary-care
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Rachael H Summers, Taniya Sharmeen, Kate Lippiett, Kate Gillett, Carla Astles, Linh Vu, Mark Stafford-Watson, Anne Bruton, Mike Thomas, Tom Wilkinson
'Finding the missing millions' with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease became part of the Department of Health strategy for England in 2010. Targeted case-finding within primary care is one potential pro-active strategy, but currently little is known about the views of healthcare professionals on this approach. In this study, 36 healthcare professionals (12 GPs, 14 nurses, and 10 practice managers) from 34 UK practices participated in semi-structured telephone interviews about targeted case-finding. Interviews followed an interview guide, were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, coded and analysed using 'Framework Approach'...
August 29, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793335/estimation-of-sickness-absenteeism-among-italian-healthcare-workers-during-seasonal-influenza-epidemics
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Maria Michela Gianino, Gianfranco Politano, Antonio Scarmozzino, Lorena Charrier, Marco Testa, Sebastian Giacomelli, Alfredo Benso, Carla Maria Zotti
OBJECTIVES: To analyze absenteeism among healthcare workers (HCWs) at a large Italian hospital and to estimate the increase in absenteeism that occurred during seasonal flu periods. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. METHODS: The absenteeism data were divided into three "epidemic periods," starting at week 42 of one year and terminating at week 17 of the following year (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013), and three "non-epidemic periods," defined as week 18 to week 41 and used as baseline data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764757/how-accurate-is-the-surprise-question-at-identifying-patients-at-the-end-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicola White, Nuriye Kupeli, Victoria Vickerstaff, Patrick Stone
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are inaccurate at predicting survival. The 'Surprise Question' (SQ) is a screening tool that aims to identify people nearing the end of life. Potentially, its routine use could help identify patients who might benefit from palliative care services. The objective was to assess the accuracy of the SQ by time scale, clinician, and speciality. METHODS: Searches were completed on Medline, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, Science Citation Index, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Open Grey literature (all from inception to November 2016)...
August 2, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753619/impact-of-organizational-and-individual-factors-on-patient-provider-relationships-a-national-survey-of-doctors-nurses-and-patients-in-china
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Ping Zhang, Fang Wang, Yao Cheng, Liu Yi Zhang, Bei Zhu Ye, Hong Wei Jiang, Yi Sun, Xi Zhu, Yuan Liang
OBJECTIVES: To provide an empirical examination of patient-provider relationships (PPR) and its association with organizational and individual factors. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey was conducted by stratified cluster sampling in 77 hospitals across seven provinces in China between July 2014 and April 2015, involving 3621 doctors, 5561 nurses, and 8022 patients with response rates of 62.93%, 61.16%, and 33.08%, respectively. Self-perceived PPR was the outcome variable...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732256/using-the-theory-of-planned-behavior-incorporated-with-perceived-barriers-to-explore-sexual-counseling-services-delivered-by-healthcare-professionals-in-individuals-suffering-from-epilepsy
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Chung-Ying Lin, Xavier C C Fung, Mehdi Nikoobakht, Andrea Burri, Amir H Pakpour
People with epilepsy (PWE) are highly likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, and dealing with this issue is a challenge for healthcare providers. Unfortunately, there is no theory-driven study that has investigated the counseling practice of healthcare providers for sexual problems in PWE. Therefore, we decided to apply the well-established Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to examine factors associated with healthcare providers' sexual counseling in PWE. Apart from TPB, perceived barriers toward providing counseling could be a possible factor that needs to be investigated as well...
July 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711110/psychometric-properties-of-the-french-adaptation-of-the-basic-documentation-for-psycho-oncology-po-bado-a-distress-screening-tool
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Nena Stadelmaier, Kamel Gana, Yaël Saada, Odile Duguey-Cachey, Bruno Quintard
We translated and adapted the French version of the Basic Documentation for Psycho-Oncology (Po-Bado standard version) and we report its psychometric properties. The Po-Bado is a 12-item documentation instrument that measures psychosocial burden in cancer patients (all types and stages). The intensity of a patient's psychological suffering is evaluated by a health care professional (e.g., doctor, psychologist, nurse) in a semiguided interview. Overall, 252 cancer patients (Mage = 57 years, SD = 12.8 years) participated, completing the Po-Bado during a supportive care consultation following initial diagnosis...
September 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667715/family-centered-care-to-complement-care-of-sick-newborns-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ankit Verma, Arti Maria, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Charoo Hans, Arushi Verma, Fahima Sherwani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of family-centered care in delivery of care to sick newborns, on nosocomial infection rate. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral nursery (October 2010 to March 2012). PARTICIPANTS: 295 neonates randomized at the time of hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit. INTERVENTION: Parent-attendant of intervention group were trained using an indigenously developed and pretested, culturally sensitive, simple audio-video tool that covered domains of personal hygiene, hand washing, danger signs recognition and feeding of sick neonate...
June 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621206/baseline-population-health-conditions-ahead-of-a-health-system-strengthening-program-in-rural-madagascar
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Ann C Miller, Ranto H Ramananjato, Andres Garchitorena, Victor R Rabeza, Djordje Gikic, Amber Cripps, Laura Cordier, Hery-Tiana Rahaniraka Razanadrakato, Marius Randriamanambintsoa, Lara Hall, Megan Murray, Felicite Safara Razanavololo, Michael L Rich, Matthew H Bonds
BACKGROUND: A model health district was initiated through a program of health system strengthening (HSS) in Ifanadiana District of southeastern Madagascar in 2014. We report population health indicators prior to initiation of the program. METHODS: A representative household survey based on the Demographic Health Survey was conducted using a two-stage cluster sampling design in two strata - the initial program catchment area and the future catchment area. Chi-squared and t-tests were used to compare data by stratum, using appropriate sampling weights...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605633/epileptic-vs-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-a-video-based-survey
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Danielle Wasserman, Moshe Herskovitz
Psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) are present in up to 30% of patients undergoing video EEG. Delay in PNES diagnosis is an average of 7.2years. Patients are exposed to costly, hazardous medications and other iatrogenic morbidities. Our aim was to investigate the ability to correctly diagnose ES from PNES in different groups and seniorities of medical professionals based on video alone. We showed ten video episodes' recordings (5 PNES, 5 ES) to doctors and nurses from ER, Internal Medicine ward and Neurology department, and inquired about the episodes' nature...
June 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581376/improving-collaboration-between-professionals-supporting-mentally-ill-offenders
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Sarah Hean, Atle Ødegård, Elisabeth Willumsen
Purpose Interprofessional collaboration is necessary when supporting mentally ill offenders but little is understood of these interactions. The purpose of this paper is to explore prison officers' perceptions of current and desirable levels of interprofessional collaboration (relational coordination (RC)) to understand how collaboration between these systems can be improved. Design/methodology/approach Gittell's RC scale was administered to prison officers within the Norwegian prison system ( n=160) using an adaptation of the instrument in which actual and desired levels of RC are evaluated...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
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