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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759262/focus-on-the-quadruple-aim-development-of-a-resiliency-center-to-promote-faculty-and-staff-wellness-initiatives
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Ellen Morrow, Megan Call, Robin Marcus, Amy Locke
DEFINING THE PROBLEM: A growing body of evidence highlights the need for wellness programs to support health care professionals. Although much of the existing literature centers on practicing physicians and physician trainees, there is growing awareness that these challenges are not unique to physicians and affect all members of the health care team. Traumatic and stressful events will always be a part of health care; how these events are addressed on a personal and team level is essential to the success of a health care system...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733037/employee-characteristics-and-health-belief-variables-related-to-smoking-cessation-engagement-attitudes
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Tamara D Street, Sarah J Lacey
BACKGROUND: Workplace smoking cessation programs can effectively assist employees to quit smoking. However, little is known about employees' attitudes towards engagement in workplace smoking cessation programs. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to address the limited understanding of the interaction between employee characteristics and their health beliefs toward engaging in a workplace smoking cessation program. METHODS: Self-report data was collected from 897 employees of a mining company operating in two remote towns in Australia...
May 1, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703004/a-rational-emotive-stress-management-intervention-for-reducing-job-burnout-and-dysfunctional-distress-among-special-education-teachers-an-effect-study
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Samuel C Ugwoke, Chiedu Eseadi, Liziana N Onuigbo, Eucharia N Aye, Immaculata N Akaneme, Angie I Oboegbulem, Ifeyinwa O Ezenwaji, Anthonia U Nwobi, Okechukwu O Nwaubani, Bernedeth N Ezegbe, Moses O Ede, Chibueze T Orji, Joseph C Onuoha, Eucharia U Onu, Francisca Okeke, Patricia Agu, Joachim C Omeje, Faith Omeke, Romanus Ugwu, Florence Arumede, Annastasia Eneh
BACKGROUND: Job-related burnout and distress are adverse stress responses which affect individuals in their occupational environment. This study aimed at investigating the effect of a rational-emotive stress management program on job burnout and dysfunctional distress among special education teachers in Nigeria. METHODS: A pretest-posttest randomized control group design was used. The participants in the study were 54 special education teachers. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648954/what-happens-to-the-farm-australian-farmers-experiences-after-a-serious-farm-injury
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Jessica Beattie, Candis McLeod, Meg Murray, Daryl Pedler, Susan Brumby, Belinda Gabbe
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the experiences of farmers on returning to farming following a serious farm-related injury. METHODS: Patients who had sustained major trauma on a farm in Victoria, Australia, were identified using the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR). In depth, semistructured phone interviews were conducted with 31 participants. Interview data were subjected to thematic analysis to identify important recurring themes. Interviews continued until data saturation was achieved...
2018: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578853/michigan-pharmacists-transforming-care-and-quality-developing-a-statewide-collaborative-of-physician-organizations-and-pharmacists-to-improve-quality-of-care-and-reduce-costs
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Hae Mi Choe, Alexandra Tungol Lin, Kathleen Kobernik, Marc Cohen, Laurie Wesolowicz, Nabeel Qureshi, Tom Leyden, David A Share, Rozanne Darland, David A Spahlinger
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate drug use, increasing complexity of drug regimens, continued pressure to control costs, and focus on shared accountability for clinical measures drive the need to leverage the medication expertise of pharmacists in direct patient care. A statewide strategy based on the collaboration of pharmacists and physicians regarding patient care was developed to improve disease state management and medication-related outcomes. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) partnered with Michigan Medicine to develop and implement a statewide provider-payer program called Michigan Pharmacists Transforming Care and Quality (MPTCQ), which integrates pharmacists within physician practices throughout the state of Michigan...
April 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560064/identifying-gaps-and-launching-resident-wellness-initiatives-the-2017-resident-wellness-consensus-summit
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Fareen Zaver, Nicole Battaglioli, William Denq, Anne Messman, Arlene Chung, Michelle Lin, Emberlynn L Liu
Introduction: Burnout, depression, and suicidality among residents of all specialties have become a critical focus for the medical education community, especially among learners in graduate medical education. In 2017 the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) updated the Common Program Requirements to focus more on resident wellbeing. To address this issue, one working group from the 2017 Resident Wellness Consensus Summit (RWCS) focused on wellness program innovations and initiatives in emergency medicine (EM) residency programs...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508257/resident-preferences-for-program-director-role-in-wellness-management
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Russ C Kolarik, Richard L O'Neal, Joseph A Ewing
BACKGROUND: Burnout and depression are prevalent among resident physicians, though the supportive role of the program director (PD) is not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To understand the residents' view of the residency program director's role in assessing and promoting resident wellness. METHODS: A single institution survey of all house staff was conducted in 2017. Rates of burnout and depression were identified via the 2-item Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Patient Health Questionaire-2 (PHQ-2), respectively...
May 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470371/pa-program-characteristics-and-diversity-in-the-profession
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Bettie Coplan, Tara G Bautista, Richard W Dehn
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to identify PA program characteristics that may be associated with higher or lower percentages of underrepresented minority students in PA programs. METHODS: Data from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) 2002-2003 and 2012-2013 annual surveys were analyzed. Bivariate correlation coefficients and multiple regression modeling were used to identify relationships between program characteristics and percentages of black and Hispanic students...
March 2018: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469584/paid-sick-leave-status-in-relation-to-government-sponsored-welfare-utilization
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Patricia Stoddard-Dare, LeaAnne DeRigne, Linda Quinn, Christopher Mallett
Nearly a third of all U.S. workers, primarily lower-paid employees, do not have paid sick leave benefits, prompting some lawmakers to consider mandating paid sick leave for all U.S. employees so workers can access timely health care without lost wages. A representative sample of 19,537 workers in current paid employment was examined, searching for the association between access to paid sick leave benefits and receipt of six different welfare and welfare-related services. After controlling for relevant demographic, work, income, and medical/health care variables, results of the logistic models indicate that, among working adults age 18-64, those without paid sick leave are 1...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458449/veterans-health-administration-s-disaster-emergency-medical-personnel-system-demps-training-evaluation-potential-implications-for-disaster-health-care-volunteers
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Susan Schmitz, Tiffany A Radcliff, Karen Chu, Robert E Smith, Aram Dobalian
OBJECTIVE: The US Veterans Health Administration's Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS) is a team of employee disaster response volunteers who provide clinical and non-clinical staffing assistance when local systems are overwhelmed. This study evaluated attitudes and recommendations of the DEMPS program to understand the impact of multi-modal training on volunteer perceptions. METHODS: DEMPS volunteers completed an electronic survey in 2012 (n=2120)...
February 20, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452062/the-buddy-benefit-increasing-the-effectiveness-of-an-employee-targeted-weight-loss-program
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Rene Dailey, Lynsey Romo, Sarah Myer, Cathy Thomas, Surabhi Aggarwal, Kelly Nordby, Madison Johnson, Carolyn Dunn
It is well known that significant others (particularly romantic partners) can influence people's weight management efforts. However, what constitutes effective support-and from which type of individual (e.g., romantic partner, family member, friend)-is unclear. Thus, framed by confirmation theory, we assessed the effectiveness and types of communication of a weight-loss "buddy" through reports of 704 individuals enrolled in a 15-week synchronous online weight-loss program. Roughly 54% of participants chose buddies; and those who did lost more weight and waist inches than those who were involved in the program without buddy support...
2018: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436290/psychological-risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-workers-after-toxic-chemical-spill-in-gumi-south-korea
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Ji Young Song, Kyoung-Sook Jeong, Kyeong-Sook Choi, Min-Gi Kim, Yeon-Soon Ahn
The extent and severity of the psychological effects following chemical release disasters have not been widely reported. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of hydrogen fluoride (HF)-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to identify associated psychological risk factors. On September 2012, an estimated 8 to 12 tons of HF gas, which dissolves in air moisture to form droplets of corrosive hydrofluoric acid, escaped from an industrial complex in Gumi, South Korea. Ten months later, structured questionnaires that included items from the Impacts of Event Scale (revised Korean version) as well as questions about demographic and psychological risk factors related to PTSD were distributed to workers in the affected area...
February 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397359/operational-efficiency-and-productivity-improvement-initiatives-in-a-large-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory
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Grant W Reed, Scott Hantz, Rebecca Cunningham, Amar Krishnaswamy, Stephen G Ellis, Umesh Khot, Joe Rak, Samir R Kapadia
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to report outcomes from an efficiency improvement project in a large cardiac cath lab. BACKGROUND: Operational inefficiencies are common in the cath lab, yet solutions are challenging. A detailed report describing and providing solutions for these inefficiencies may be valuable in guiding improvements in productivity. METHODS: In this observational study, the authors report metrics of efficiency before and after a cath lab quality improvement program in June 2014...
February 26, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383207/understanding-dieting-and-previous-weight-loss-attempts-among-overweight-and-obese-participants-insights-into-my-body-is-fit-and-fabulous-at-work-program
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Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail, Rohana Abdul Jalil, Wan Rosli Wan Ishak, Noor Fadzlina Hamid, Wan Suriati Wan Nik, Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed, Nor Haslina Mohd, Wan Nor Arifin, Wan Mohd Izani Wan Mohamed, Mohd Ismail Ibrahim, Rohaida Ismail, Tengku Fatimatul Tengku Hassim, Tahir Aris, Wan Manan Wan Muda
Background: A qualitative study providing an in-depth exploration of people's view and the increasing burden of overweight and obesity is required. This study aimed to explore the understanding of dieting and previous experiences on weight loss attempts among overweight and obese government employees in Kelantan, Malaysia, prior to recruitment into the intervention program. Methods: Thirteen focus group discussions involving 129 participants from a weight-loss intervention program were conducted within the first 1 month of recruitment...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215127/midwives-in-england-and-in-italy-two-realities-compared
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C Dell'Omodarme, G Bocci, G Troiano, S Rossi, L Kundisova, N Nante, L Alaimo
BACKGROUND: Midwives have the responsibility to provide assistance to pregnant women for non-complicated deliveries. The aim of this study was to identify the distinctive features of midwives in Italy and in England in order to provide interesting comparisons. METHODS: From September to October 2015 we administered an online questionnaire to groups of Italian and English midwives. The questionnaire was composed by a part trying to collect the sociodemographic information and a second part to define the attitudes of care and the type of approach to birth and degree of attained professional autonomy...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157366/culling-from-the-actors-perspectives-decision-making-criteria-for-culling-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-dairy-herds-enrolled-in-a-veterinary-preventive-medicine-program
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Denis Haine, Roger Cue, Asheber Sewalem, Kevin Wade, René Lacroix, Daniel Lefebvre, Jonathan Rushton, Julie Arsenault, Émile Bouchard, Jocelyn Dubuc
The series of events leading to the decision to cull a cow is complex, involving both individual-level and herd-level factors. While the decision is guided by financial returns, it is also influenced by social and psychological factors. Research studies on the motivational and behavioural aspects of farmers' decision utility are sparse, and nonexistent regarding culling expectations and its decision process. Our goal was to identify shared criteria on culling decisions held by dairy producers and farm advisers, with the help of the Q-methodology...
December 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118684/a-pilot-study-investigating-employee-utilization-of-corporate-telehealth-services
#17
Seena Shazowee Edgerton
In line with the vision of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to improve health outcomes and eliminate healthcare disparities in Mississippi, a corporate telehealth program was initiated beginning May 2014. A descriptive study was performed to discover common characteristics among enrolled employee users who took advantage of UMMC's corporate telehealth services offered in their workplace throughout the program's first year of operation. This pilot study examined the number of videoconference visits (e-visits) throughout the first year of operation, from May 2014 through April 2015...
2017: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978492/prescription-drug-monitoring-program-design-and-function-a-qualitative-analysis
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Lainie Rutkow, Katherine C Smith, Alden Yuanhong Lai, Jon S Vernick, Corey S Davis, G Caleb Alexander
BACKGROUND: Opioid-related overdose deaths are a major public health challenge. Forty-nine states have implemented Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) that collect information about individuals' prescription medications. Little is known about state governments' implementation of PDMPs. We conducted semi-structured interviews with PDMP staff, law enforcement officials, and administrative agency employees to learn about their attitudes and experiences with PDMPs. METHODS: From May 2015 to June 2016, we conducted 37 semi-structured interviews with state actors in four states...
September 28, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977373/contextual-factors-for-aging-well-creating-socially-engaging-spaces-through-the-use-of-deliberative-dialogues
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Sarah L Canham, Mei Lan Fang, Lupin Battersby, Ryan Woolrych, Judith Sixsmith, Tori Hui Ren, Andrew Sixsmith
Purpose of the Study: Home and community engagement are key contextual factors for aging well, particularly for older adults in vulnerable social positions. A community-based participatory action research project conducted in Western Canada examined how to best use the shared amenity spaces in a low-income seniors' apartment complex in order to connect services and programs with tenants and to provide opportunities for service providers and local stakeholders to build upon and create new relationships toward collaboration and service delivery...
January 18, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963261/assessing-opportunities-to-enhance-comprehensive-health-promotion-and-wellness-programming-in-a-state-community-college-system
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Laura A Linnan, Gabriela Arandia, Carolyn Naseer, Jiang Li, Meg Pomerantz, Sandra J Diehl
BACKGROUND North Carolina has the third largest community college system in the nation and reaches residents in all 100 counties. Few studies have focused on the health of employees who work at these institutions. We assessed the current status of and interest in supporting health promotion efforts among North Carolina Community College System members.METHODS North Carolina Community College System presidents completed a brief 15-item survey assessing support for and interest in offering health promotion programs...
September 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
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