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Sara J Czaja, David A Loewenstein, Chin Chin Lee, Shih Hua Fu, Philip D Harvey
Current functional capacity (FC) measures for patients with schizophrenia typically involve informant assessments or are in paper and pencil format, requiring in-person administration by a skilled assessor. This approach presents logistic problems and limits the possibilities for remote assessment, an important issue for these patients. This study evaluated the feasibility of using a computer-based assessment battery, including simulations of everyday activities. The battery was compared to in-person standard assessments of cognition and FC with respect to baseline convergence and sensitivity to group differences...
November 29, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909029/do-we-need-to-design-course-based-undergraduate-research-experiences-for-authenticity
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Susan Rowland, Rhianna Pedwell, Gwen Lawrie, Joseph Lovie-Toon, Yu Hung
The recent push for more authentic teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics indicates a shared agreement that undergraduates require greater exposure to professional practices. There is considerable variation, however, in how "authentic" science education is defined. In this paper we present our definition of authenticity as it applies to an "authentic" large-scale undergraduate research experience (ALURE); we also look to the literature and the student voice for alternate perceptions around this concept...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904435/the-challenges-of-primary-health-care-nurse-leaders-in-the-wake-of-new-health-care-reform-in-norway
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Wivi-Ann Tingvoll, Torill Sæterstrand, Leon Mendel McClusky
BACKGROUND: The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health care at the local level often find themselves torn between their professional responsibilities and the municipality's market-oriented funding system. The introduction of the new health care reform process known as the Coordination Reform in January 2012 prioritises primary health care while simultaneously promoting a more collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to health care...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871890/respiratory-dynamics-in-phonation-and-breathing-a-real-time-mri-study
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Louisa Traser, Ali Caglar Özen, Fabian Burk, Michael Burdumy, Michael Bock, Bernhard Richter, Matthias Echternach
The respiratory system is a central part of voice production, but for phonation neither the underlying functional relations between diaphragm (DPH) and rib cage (RC), nor differences to normal breathing are yet understood. This study aims to compare respiratory dynamics in phonation and breathing via dynamic MRI of the lung. Images of the breathing apparatus of 6 professional singers were captured in a 1.5T MRI system in supine position during vital capacity breathing and maximal long sustained phonation at 3 different pitches and loudness conditions...
November 18, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870795/achieving-equity-in-physical-activity-participation-acsm-experience-and-next-steps
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Rebecca E Hasson, David R Brown, Joan Dorn, Lisa Barkley, Carol Torgan, Melicia Whitt-Glover, Barbara Ainsworth, NiCole Keith
There is clear and consistent evidence that regular physical activity is an important component of healthy lifestyles, and fundamental to promoting health and preventing disease. Despite the known benefits of physical activity participation, many people in the United States (US) remain inactive. More specifically, physical activity behavior is socially patterned with lower participation rates among women, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minority youth, individuals with less education, persons with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities, individuals > 65 years of age, and those living in the southeast region of the US...
November 19, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859940/family-members-life-situation-and-experiences-of-different-caring-organisations-during-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation-a-qualitative-study
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K Bergkvist, J Larsen, U-B Johansson, J Mattsson, B Fossum
The aim of this study was to describe family members' life situation and experiences of care in two different care settings, the patient's home or in hospital during the acute post-transplantation phase after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 14 family members (seven women and seven men). An inductive qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. The majority of the family members' (n = 10) had experiences from home care...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853730/-the-right-way-at-the-right-time-insights-on-the-uptake-of-falls-prevention-strategies-from-people-with-dementia-and-their-caregivers
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Claudia Meyer, Briony Dow, Keith D Hill, Jean Tinney, Sophie Hill
Strong evidence exists for effective falls prevention strategies for community-dwelling older people. Understanding the translation of these strategies into practice for people with dementia has had limited research focus. People with dementia desire to have their voice heard, to engage meaningfully in the health-care decision-making process, making it a priority for researchers and practitioners to better understand how to engage them in this process. This paper reports on the qualitative aspects of a series of studies, which aimed to identify the views of people with dementia and their caregivers regarding perceptions of falls prevention and the successes and challenges of adopting falls prevention strategies...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853242/contributing-to-a-quality-patient-experience-applying-evidence-based-practice-to-support-changes-in-nursing-dress-code-policies
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Margaret Mary West, Debra Wantz, Patricia Campbell, Greta Rosler, Dawn Troutman, Crystal Muthler
The public image of nurse professionalism is important. Attributes of a professional nurse, such as caring, attentive, empathetic, efficient, knowledgeable, competent, and approachable, or lack thereof, can contribute positively or negatively to the patient experience. Nurses at a hospital in central northeast Pennsylvania offer their story as they considered the impact of a wide variety of individual uniform and dress choices. This article describes an evidence based practice project and survey created to increase understanding of patient perceptions regarding the professional image of nurses in this facility...
January 31, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849247/immediate-effects-of-the-semi-occluded-vocal-tract-exercise-with-laxvox%C3%A2-tube-in-singers
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Congeta Bruniere Xavier Fadel, Ana Paula Dassie-Leite, Rosane Sampaio Santos, Celso Gonçalves Dos Santos, Cláudio Antônio Sorondo Dias, Denise Jussara Sartori
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the immediate effects of the semi-occluded vocal tract exercise (SOVTE) using the LaxVox® tube in singers. Methods: Participants were 23 singers, classical singing students, aged 18 to 47 years (mean age = 27.2 years). First, data was collected through the application of a demographic questionnaire and the recording of sustained emission - vowel /ε/, counting 1-10, and a music section from the participants' current repertoire...
September 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849245/vocal-handicap-index-in-popular-and-erudite-professional-singers
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Camila Miranda Loiola-Barreiro, Marta Assumpção de Andrada E Silva
Purpose: To compare the voice handicap index of popular and erudite professional singers according to gender, age, professional experience time, and presence or absence of self-reported vocal complaints. Methods: One hundred thirty-two professional singers, 74 popular and 58 erudite, who responded to a questionnaire with regards to identification, age, gender, professional experience time in singing, musical genres (for popular singers), vocal classification (for erudite singers), presence of self-reported vocal complaints, and the specific protocols for popular (Modern Singing Handicap Index - MSHI) and erudite (Classical Singing Handicap Index - CSHI) singing...
September 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849215/communication-self-assessment-by-public-prosecutors-in-a-north-eastern-brazilian-state
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Neuza Josina Sales, Daniel Francisco Neyra Castaneda, Íkaro Daniel de Carvalho Barreto, Marina Paoliello, Silvia Márcia Andrade Campanha
Purpose: To describe how public prosecutors self-assess their communication approaches and how listeners react to them; to analyze how this relates to gender, age, and work experience. Methods: Descriptive, transversal study. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 126 public prosecutors for completion. Thirty-three completed questionnaires were sent back. The independent variables were gender, age, and number of years of professional experience. The dependent variables were communication self-assessment throughout the years of work, communication parameters used, and listeners' reactions...
November 16, 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847036/hard-cases-discordant-voices-professional-ethics-and-ethics-plain-and-simple
#12
Daniel E Wueste
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843324/the-reablement-team-s-voice-a-qualitative-study-of-how-an-integrated-multidisciplinary-team-experiences-participation-in-reablement
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Kari Margrete Hjelle, Olbjørg Skutle, Oddvar Førland, Herdis Alvsvåg
BACKGROUND: Reablement is an early and time-limited home-based rehabilitation intervention that emphasizes intensive, goal-oriented, and multidisciplinary assistance for people experiencing functional decline. Few empirical studies to date have examined the experiences of the integrated multidisciplinary teams involved in reablement. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to explore and describe how an integrated multidisciplinary team in Norway experienced participation in reablement...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811476/factors-involved-in-vocal-fatigue-a-pilot-study
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Evelien D'haeseleer, Mara Behlau, Laura Bruneel, Iris Meerschman, Anke Luyten, Stien Lambrecht, Mauriceia Cassol, Paul Corthals, Maryna Kryshtopava, Floris L Wuyts, Sofie Claeys, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the vocal characteristics of a treatment-seeking population with the primary complaint of vocal fatigue (VF). METHODS: Forty-three men (mean age 42 years, range 19-69) and 145 women (mean age 34 years, range 18-68) were included. None of the subjects had received voice therapy or previous laryngeal surgery. A questionnaire, laryngeal and perceptual evaluations, aerodynamic and acoustic parameters, and the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) were used to determine vocal characteristics...
November 4, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809645/experiences-and-perspectives-on-advance-care-planning-among-individuals-living-with-serious-physical-disabilities
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Suzanne E Mitchell, Gabriela M Weigel, Sabrina K A Stewart, Morgan Mako, John F Loughnane
BACKGROUND: Despite frequent encounters with the healthcare system and high risk for secondary conditions, it is unclear how frequently individuals living with serious physical disabilities document advance directives (AD) or engage in advance care planning (ACP). Their perspectives on these topics are largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the perspectives of individuals with serious physical disabilities receiving care from two different healthcare delivery settings on the value of AD and ACP...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797347/medical-student-journals-teaching-the-peer-review-process-and-promoting-academic-mentorship
#16
Nadine M Kaskas, David H Ballard, Jeffery A Weisman, John A Vanchiere
Early exposure to research and longitudinal academic mentorship encourages medical student interest in academic careers and postgraduate research productivity. There are various ways for students to gain exposure to research in medical school; however, there are very few opportunities for medical students to participate in the peer-review process as a reviewer or editor for an academic journal. One potential method to supply such educational experiences is the creation of scientific journals specifically for medical students...
September 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784031/the-impact-of-dysphonic-voices-on-healthy-listeners-listener-reaction-times-speech-intelligibility-and-listener-comprehension
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Paul M Evitts, Heather Starmer, Kristine Teets, Christen Montgomery, Lauren Calhoun, Allison Schulze, Jenna MacKenzie, Lauren Adams
Purpose: There is currently minimal information on the impact of dysphonia secondary to phonotrauma on listeners. Considering the high incidence of voice disorders with professional voice users, it is important to understand the impact of a dysphonic voice on their audiences. Methods: Ninety-one healthy listeners (39 men, 52 women; mean age = 23.62 years) were presented with speech stimuli from 5 healthy speakers and 5 speakers diagnosed with dysphonia secondary to phonotrauma...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779942/head-start-staff-reactions-to-a-novel-tobacco-intervention-a-qualitative-analysis
#18
Robyn R Keske, Kathryn M Barker, Alan C Geller, Laura Hamasaka, Michael Sparks, Sarah Moody-Thomas, Denise Jolicoeur, Vaughan W Rees
OBJECTIVES: As tobacco use becomes increasingly concentrated in communities of low socio-economic position (SEP), scalable cessation interventions are needed. Head Start programs offer one setting in which a family-focused intervention can be implemented in low SEP communities. We assessed the experiences of Head Start (HS) staff who received training in a pilot motivational interviewing (MI) tobacco intervention, to improve future feasibility. METHODS: Focus group interviews were conducted with HS staff to assess their reactions to MI training and their use of MI in their work with families...
November 2016: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776920/addressing-potential-pitfalls-of-reproductive-life-planning-with-patient-centered-counseling
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Lisa S Callegari, Abigail R A Aiken, Christine Dehlendorf, Patty Cason, Sonya Borrero
Engaging women in discussions about reproductive goals in health care settings is increasingly recognized as an important public health strategy to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve pregnancy outcomes. "Reproductive life planning" has gained visibility as a framework for these discussions, endorsed by public health and professional organizations and integrated into practice guidelines. However, women's health advocates and researchers have voiced the concern that aspects of the reproductive life planning framework may have the unintended consequence of alienating rather than empowering some women...
October 21, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764953/informal-interpreting-in-general-practice-the-migrant-patient-s-voice
#20
Rena Zendedel, Barbara C Schouten, Julia C M van Weert, Bas van den Putte
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perspective of Turkish-Dutch general practitioner (GP) patients on informal interpreting from an integrated theory base, focusing on interpreters' roles, trust and power. DESIGN: Semi-structured in depth interviews were conducted with 21 first-generation Turkish-Dutch migrant patients who made use of informal interpreters to communicate with their GPs. An interview guide was designed based on the theoretical framework of interpreter's roles, trust and power, covering questions about interpreters' role, trust in informal/professional interpreters and power division in the medical consultation...
October 21, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
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