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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403335/auriculotherapy-to-reduce-anxiety-and-pain-in-nursing-professionals-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Talita Pavarini Borges de Souza, Carolina Felicio Marques, Renata Tavares Franco Rodrigues, Karen Charlesworth
Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of the auricular protocol (APPA) in reducing pain and anxiety and improving the quality of life of the nursing staff of a hospital. Method: randomized clinical trial with an initial sample of 180 professionals divided into 4 groups Control (G1), Seed (G2), Needle (G3) and Tape (G4). The evaluation instruments were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Pain Visual Analog Scale and Quality of Life instrument, applied at the start and after five and 10 sessions (five weeks)...
April 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380210/safety-and-health-of-professional-drivers-who-drive-on-brazilian-highways
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Fernanda Veruska Narciso, Marco Túlio de Mello
Traffic accidents and resulting injuries and deaths have become a global epidemic. In Brazil, most professional drivers, especially truck drivers, face irregular working hours and can be awake for more than 18 hours/day, which reduces their performance and alertness. In this article, we discuss the laws related to Brazilian professional drivers and their current amendments (No. 12,619/2012 and No. 13,103/2015) in relation to working hours at the wheel and rest breaks, which are vital for the quality of life of drivers and society in general...
March 30, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380134/quality-of-life-score-as-a-predictor-of-death-in-dogs-with-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease
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Célia M C Strunz, Mário Marcondes-Santos, Julio Yoshio Takada, Fernanda S Fragata, Antônio de Pádua Mansur
Background: The knowledge of the variables predicting mortality is important in clinical practice and for therapeutic monitoring in mitral valve disease. Objectives: To determine whether a quality of life score evaluated with the Functional Evaluation of Cardiac Health questionnaire would predict mortality in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD). Methods: Thirty-six client-owned dogs with mitral valve disease underwent clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic evaluations at baseline and were monitored for 6 months...
March 30, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198968/effects-of-dignity-therapy-on-terminally-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
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Suzana Cristina Teixeira Donato, Jéssica Yumi Matuoka, Camila Cristófero Yamashita, Marina de Goés Salvetti
OBJECTIVE: Analyzing the evidence of the effects of dignity therapy onterminally ill patients. METHOD: A Systematic review of the literature conducted using the search strategy in six databases. Inclusion criteria were primary studies, excluding literature reviews (systematic or not) and conceptual articles. RESULTS: Ten articles were analyzed regarding method, results and evidence level. Dignity therapy improved the sense of meaning andpurpose, will to live, utility, quality of life, dignity and family appreciationin studies with a higher level of evidence...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198965/development-of-a-virtual-learning-environment-for-cardiorespiratory-arrest-training
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Anazilda Carvalho da Silva, Andrea Bernardes, Yolanda Dora Martinez Évora, Maria Célia Barcellos Dalri, Alexandre Ribeiro da Silva, Camila Santana Justo Cintra Sampaio
OBJECTIVE: To develop a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) aiming at the training of nursing team workers and emergency vehicle drivers in Basic Life Support (BLS) to attend Cardiorespiratory arrest, and to evaluate the quality of its contents among specialists in the area of Emergency and Urgent care. METHOD: Applied research of technological development. The methodology used was based on the Instructional Design Model (ADDIE), which structures the teaching-learning planning in different stages (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation)...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198960/quality-of-life-of-patients-with-graft-versus-host-disease-gvhd-post-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Sibéli de Fátima Ferraz Simão Proença, Celina Mattos Machado, Raquel de Castro Figueiredo Pereira Coelho, Leila Maria Mansano Sarquis, Paulo Ricardo Bittencourt Guimarães, Luciana Puchalski Kalinke
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the quality of life of adult patients with hematological cancer in the 100 days after transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells and verifying whether the variable graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is predictive of worse results. METHOD: An observational correlational and quantitative study with 36 adult participants diagnosed with hematologic cancer who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from September 2013 to June 2015. RESULT: The mean age was 37 years, 52...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146179/toward-advanced-nursing-practice-along-with-people-centered-care-partnership-model-for-sustainable-universal-health-coverage-and-universal-access-to-health
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Tomoko Kamei, Keiko Takahashi, Junko Omori, Naoko Arimori, Michiko Hishinuma, Kiyomi Asahara, Yoko Shimpuku, Kumiko Ohashi, Junko Tashiro
Objective: this study developed a people-centered care (PCC) partnership model for the aging society to address the challenges of social changes affecting people's health and the new role of advanced practice nurses to sustain universal health coverage. Method: a people-centered care partnership model was developed on the basis of qualitative meta-synthesis of the literature and assessment of 14 related projects. The ongoing projects resulted in individual and social transformation by improving community health literacy and behaviors using people-centered care and enhancing partnership between healthcare providers and community members through advanced practice nurses...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146178/universal-health-coverage-through-community-nursing-services-china-vs-hong-kong
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Wai Yee Chan, Ita M Fung, Eric Chan
Objective: this article looks at how the development of community nursing services in China and Hong Kong can enhance universal health coverage. Methods: literature and data review have been utilized in this study. Results: nursing services have evolved much since the beginning of the nursing profession. The development of community nursing services has expanded the scope of nursing services to those in need of, not just hospital-level nursing care, but more holistic care to improve health and quality of life...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125154/family-caregiver-burden-the-burden-of-caring-for-lung-cancer-patients-according-to-the-cancer-stage-and-patient-quality-of-life
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Eliana Lourenço Borges, Juliana Franceschini, Luiza Helena Degani Costa, Ana Luisa Godoy Fernandes, Sérgio Jamnik, Ilka Lopes Santoro
Objective: Patients with lung cancer experience different feelings and reactions, based on their family, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds, which are a source of great distress, not only for the patients but also for their family caregivers. This study aimed to evaluate the impact that lung cancer stage and quality of life (QoL) of lung cancer patients have on caregiver burden. Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study. Consecutive patient-caregiver dyads were selected and asked to complete the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item ShortForm Health Survey (SF-36)...
January 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125149/assessment-of-fatigue-using-the-identity-consequence-fatigue-scale-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Ingrid Correia Nogueira, Amanda Souza Araújo, Maria Tereza Morano, Antonio George Cavalcante, Pedro Felipe de Bruin, Johana Susan Paddison, Guilherme Pinheiro da Silva, Eanes Delgado Pereira
Objective: To evaluate the properties of the Identity-Consequence Fatigue Scale (ICFS) in patients with lung cancer (LC), assessing the intensity of fatigue and associated factors. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving LC patients, treated at a teaching hospital in Brazil, who completed the ICFS. Patients with chronic heart disease (CHD) and healthy controls, matched for age and gender, also completed the scale. Initially, a Brazilian Portuguese-language version of the ICFS was administered to 50 LC patients by two independent interviewers; to test for reproducibility, it was readministered to those same patients...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099659/factors-associated-with-the-use-of-antihypertensives-among-seniors
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Kaio Henrique Correa Massa, José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Maria Lúcia Lebrão, Yeda Aparecida Oliveira Duarte, Alexandre Dias Porto Chiavegatto
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the use of antihypertensives among seniors and the association with socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics. METHODS: In this seriate cross-sectional study, we used data from the Saúde, Bem Estar e Envelhecimento study (SABE - Health, Well-being, and Aging), conducted in 2000, 2006, and 2010 in the city of São Paulo. Association between the use of antihypertensives and the demographic, behavioral, and socioeconomic characteristics and risk factors was analyzed by using multilevel logistic regression models...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099657/quality-of-life-and-treatment-adherence-in-hypertensive-patients-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Ana Célia Caetano de Souza, José Wicto Pereira Borges, Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira
OBJECTIVE: To verify the effects of antihypertensive treatment (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) on the health-related quality of life of individuals with hypertension. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis using the following databases: IBECS, LILACS, SciELO, Medline, Cochrane, Science Direct, Scopus and the Brazilian Capes Theses and Dissertations Database. The statistical analysis was performed using Review Manager, version 5.2...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982406/chinese-phytotherapy-to-reduce-stress-anxiety-and-improve-quality-of-life-randomized-controlled-trial
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Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Gisele Kuba, Miki Hoshi Minamizawa Shimizu, Raymond Sehiji Takiguch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Chinese phytotherapyto reduce stress levels, anxiety and improve quality of life. METHOD: double-blind randomized controlled trial with 89 volunteers divided into three groups: control (no intervention), Placebo and Phytotherapy. The study was conducted in 2015 with healthy adults treated at the Integrated and Eastern Therapy Institute,in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Participants were evaluated at baseline and after three weeks with the Stress Symptoms List (SSL), Anxiety Inventory-Trait and State and SF12v2 for quality of life...
September 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982329/relationship-between-anxiety-depression-and-quality-of-life-with-the-intensity-of-reflex-sweating-after-thoracoscopic-sympathectomy-for-treatment-of-primary-hyperhidrosis
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Luciara Irene DE Nadai Dias, Eliana Cristina Martins Miranda, Ivan Felizardo Contrera Toro, Ricardo Kalaf Mussi
Objective: to compare the intensity of reflex sweating with the degree of anxiety and its interference in the quality of life of patients undergoing Thoracoscopic (VATS) sympathectomy in the pre- and postoperative period. Methods: we evaluated 54 patients with a mean age of 26 years (16-49 years) undergoing sympathectomy in the R3-R4 level. We applied two questionnaires at three different times: "Quality of life in patients with primary hyperhidrosis" and "Scale for anxiety and depression"...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982311/nursing-interventions-in-monitoring-the-adolescent-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-literature-review
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Maria da Conceição Marinho Sousa Ribeiro Oliveira Reisinho, Bárbara Pereira Gomes
Objectives: to search for nursing interventions focused on the improvement of quality of life and promotion of self-care of adolescents suffering from the Cystic Fibrosis. Method: literature review. The inclusion criteria were: primary studies and studies with interventions developed by nurses in the adolescent population with Cystic Fibrosis, using Portuguese, Spanish, French and English with no time limit, and supported by the databases Scopus, Web of Science and CINAHL...
December 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982160/lifestyle-intervention-on-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrícia Pozas Saboya, Luiz Carlos Bodanese, Paulo Roberto Zimmermann, Andreia da Silva Gustavo, Fabricio Edler Macagnan, Ana Pandolfo Feoli, Margareth da Silva Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle intervention programs can reduce the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and, therefore, reduce the risk for cardiac disease, one of the main public health problems nowadays. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of three types of approach for lifestyle change programs in the reduction of metabolic parameters, and to identify its impact on the quality of life (QOL) of individuals with MetS. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial included 72 individuals with MetS aged 30-59 years...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901223/metabolic-syndrome-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review
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Patrícia Pozas Saboya, Luiz Carlos Bodanese, Paulo Roberto Zimmermann, Andréia da Silva Gustavo, Caroline Melo Assumpção, Fernanda Londero
Objectives: to present currently available evidence to verify the association between metabolic syndrome and quality of life. Method: Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Medline and LILACS databases were studied for all studies investigating the association with metabolic syndrome and quality of life. Two blinded reviewers extracted data and one more was chosen in case of doubt. Results: a total of 30 studies were included, considering inclusion and exclusion criteria, which involved 62...
November 28, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812638/is-there-a-rationale-for-pulmonary-rehabilitation-following-successful-chemotherapy-for-tuberculosis
#18
Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Adrian Rendon, Rosella Centis, Lia D'Ambrosio, Zhenia Fuentes, Carlos Torres-Duque, Fernanda Mello, Margareth Dalcolmo, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Antonio Spanevello, Giovanni Battista Migliori
The role of tuberculosis as a public health care priority and the availability of diagnostic tools to evaluate functional status (spirometry, plethysmography, and DLCO determination), arterial blood gases, capacity to perform exercise, lesions (chest X-ray and CT), and quality of life justify the effort to consider what needs to be done when patients have completed their treatment. To our knowledge, no review has ever evaluated this topic in a comprehensive manner. Our objective was to review the available evidence on this topic and draw conclusions regarding the future role of the "post-tuberculosis treatment" phase, which will potentially affect several million cases every year...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706375/mortality-and-potential-years-of-life-lost-by-road-traffic-injuries-in-brazil-2013
#19
Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo Andrade, Maria Helena Prado de Mello-Jorge
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the potential years of life lost by road traffic injuries three years after the beginning of the Decade of Action for Traffic Safety. METHODS: We analyzed the data of the Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM - Mortality Information System) related to road traffic injuries, in 2013. We estimated the crude and standardized mortality rates for Brazil and geographic regions. We calculated, for the Country, the proportional mortality according to age groups, education level, race/skin color, and type or quality of the victim while user of the public highway...
October 3, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556967/self-perception-of-oral-health-in-older-adults-from-an-urban-population-in-lisbon-portugal
#20
Catarina Carvalho, Ana Cristina Manso, Ana Escoval, Francisco Salvado, Carla Nunes
OBJECTIVE: To analyze if the self-perception of oral health in the urban context is associated with sociodemographic factors that interfere in the life quality of oral health. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with convenience sample of older individuals (65 years old or more) enrolled in the Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Lisboa Norte (ACES Lisboa Norte - Health Centers Groupings North Lisbon). The self-perception of oral health and associated life quality was evaluated by the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index and the individuals were classified according to sociodemographic characteristics...
August 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
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