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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926908/community-perceptions-of-biobanking-participation-a-qualitative-study-among-mexican-americans-in-three-texas-cities
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Natalia I Heredia, Sarah Krasny, Larkin L Strong, Laura Von Hatten, Lynne Nguyen, Belinda M Reininger, Lorna H McNeill, María E Fernández
BACKGROUND: Most biospecimens in the US are collected from non-Hispanic Whites, limiting the generalizability of findings. There is a need to increase participation in biobanking among ethnic and racial minorities. The purpose of this study was to use qualitative methods to identify factors that may influence Mexican-American individuals' willingness to participate in biobanking. METHODS: We conducted 15 focus groups in three Texas cities with Mexican-American individuals, in both Spanish and English...
December 8, 2016: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926643/implementing-immediate-postpartum-long-acting-reversible-contraception-programs
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Lisa G Hofler, Sarah Cordes, Carrie A Cwiak, Peggy Goedken, Denise J Jamieson, Melissa Kottke
OBJECTIVE: To understand the most important steps required to implement immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) programs in different Georgia hospitals and the barriers to implementing such a program. METHODS: This was a qualitative study. We interviewed 32 key personnel from 10 Georgia hospitals working to establish immediate postpartum LARC programs. Data were analyzed using directed qualitative content analysis principles. We used the Stages of Implementation to organize participant-identified key steps for immediate postpartum LARC into an implementation guide...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926621/accountable-care-organization-implementation-experiences-and-rural-participation-considerations-for-nurses
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Matt Thomas Bagwell, Angeline Bushy, Judith Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how accountable care organizations (ACOs) participate with rural health providers. This pilot study examines ACO participation with rural health clinics (RHCs). METHODS: Telephone interviews with 8 ACO administrators were conducted to determine the early implementation experiences of these organizations, and their participation with rural health providers, such as RHCs, using qualitative content analysis, ACO characteristics, and emerging themes from the ACO executive responses was identified...
January 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926614/clinical-coordination-in-accountable-care-organizations-a-qualitative-study
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Valerie A Lewis, Karen Schoenherr, Taressa Fraze, Aleen Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are becoming a common payment and delivery model. Despite widespread interest, little empirical research has examined what efforts or strategies ACOs are using to change care and reduce costs. Knowledge of ACOs' clinical efforts can provide important context for understanding ACO performance, particularly to distinguish arenas where ACOs have and have not attempted care transformation. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to understand ACOs' efforts to change clinical care during the first 18 months of ACO contracts...
December 6, 2016: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926600/supporting-rural-women-during-pregnancy-baby-beep-nurses
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Emily C Evans, Linda F C Bullock
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to characterize nursing care provided by the research nurses from the Baby Behavioral Educational Enhancement of Pregnancy (Baby BEEP) study as they delivered a telephone social support intervention to low-income, pregnant women in the Midwestern United States. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a descriptive qualitative study that used Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relations to frame and interpret the analysis. RESULTS: Research nurses from the Baby BEEP study found a novel way to reach a vulnerable population through weekly telephone interactions...
January 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926354/the-experience-of-women-carriers-of-brca-mutations-following-risk-reducing-surgery-a-cultural-perspective
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Chaya Possick, Michal Mahat-Shamir
In this qualitative study we examine the experience of 13 Jewish Israeli women carriers of BRCA mutations following risk-reducing surgery. Thematic analysis of in-depth, semi-structured interview texts yielded three themes: 1. dialectic of vulnerability and control, 2. presentation of self as a "normal" woman, and 3. genetic chain of negative life events and guilt. Aspects of Israeli culture impacting participants' experiences are: personal and collective responsibility, the shift towards consumerism and pro-natal ideology...
December 7, 2016: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925776/providers-and-administrators-perceptions-of-complementary-and-integrative-health-practices-across-the-veterans-health-administration
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Carol E Fletcher, Allison R Mitchinson, Erika Trumble, Daniel B Hinshaw, Jeffery A Dusek
OBJECTIVES: Use of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies is being promoted by the Veterans Health Administration (VA), but promotion may not equate to adoption. The purpose of this study was to explore whether perceptions regarding CIH at one VA medical center (VAMC) were similar to perceptions from a sample of other VAMCs. DESIGN: This article reports a subset of qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Sites were recruited through a VA-wide CIH listserver...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925641/simvastatin-exposure-and-rotator-cuff-repair-in-a-rat-model
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Matthew E Deren, John R Ehteshami, Joshua S Dines, Mark C Drakos, Steve B Behrens, Stephen Doty, Struan H Coleman
Simvastatin is a common medication prescribed for hypercholesterolemia that accelerates local bone formation. It is unclear whether simvastatin can accelerate healing at the tendon-bone interface after rotator cuff repair. This study was conducted to investigate whether local and systemic administration of simvastatin increased tendon-bone healing of the rotator cuff as detected by maximum load to failure in a controlled animal-based model. Supraspinatus tendon repair was performed on 120 Sprague-Dawley rats...
December 7, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925490/the-vicious-cycle-of-stigma-and-disclosure-in-self-management-a-study-among-the-dutch-hiv-population
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Daniel H de Vries, Luca Koppen, Adolfo Mejia Lopez, Reina Foppen
Though HIV has become a chronic disease, HIV-related stigma has remained. This article reports on a study that asked how Dutch people living with HIV-AIDS (PLWHA) experienced stigmatization and devised self-management strategies. We used qualitative findings from a survey questionnaire conducted among 468 Dutch HIV-positive people (3% of the population), using a stratified research sample. Findings show how respondents experience relatively high public (30%), self- (26%) and structural (15%) stigma. At the same time, results show the importance of selective disclosure as a self-management strategy...
December 2016: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925487/a-novel-safer-conception-counseling-toolkit-for-the-prevention-of-hiv-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-in-kisumu-kenya
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Joelle Brown, Betty Njoroge, Eliud Akama, Brooke Breitnauer, Anna Leddy, Lynae Darbes, Richard Omondi, Okeoma Mmeje
Safer conception strategies can prevent HIV transmission between HIV-discordant partners while allowing them to conceive. However, HIV care providers in sub-Saharan Africa report they are not trained in safer conception, and patients are not routinely offered safer conception services. This mixed-methods pilot study evaluated the impact, acceptability, and feasibility of a novel Safer Conception Counseling Toolkit among providers and patients in Kenya. We enrolled 20 HIV-positive women, 10 HIV-discordant couples, and 10 providers from HIV care and treatment clinics...
December 2016: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925480/evaluation-of-background-parenchymal-enhancement-on-breast-mri-a-systematic-review
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Bianca Bignotti, Alessio Signori, Francesca Valdora, Federica Rossi, Massimo Calabrese, Manuela Durando, Giovanna Mariscotti, Alberto Tagliafico
OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic review of the methods used for background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) evaluation on breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Studies dealing with BPE assessment on breast MRI were retrieved from major medical libraries independently by four reviewers up to 6 October 2015. The keywords used for database searching are "background parenchymal enhancement', 'parenchymal enhancement', "MRI" and "breast". The studies were included if a qualitative and/or quantitative methods for BPE assessment were described...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925414/a-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-providers-perceptions-and-suggestions-for-developing-cancer-survivorship-care-models-in-south-korea
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J W Lim, E J Shon, E J Yang
This study aimed to explore healthcare providers' perceptions of the issues and problems as well as suggestions regarding the development of cancer survivorship care models in South Korea. An exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study was conducted with eight Korean healthcare providers using individual interviews. Purposive sampling was performed in a university hospital in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Three concepts of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) were employed to identify the issues and problems with developing a survivorship care model for Korean cancer survivors...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925326/navigating-physical-activity-engagement-following-a-diagnosis-of-cancer-a-qualitative-exploration
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C Cummins, N M Kayes, J Reeve, G Smith, R MacLeod, K M McPherson
This qualitative descriptive study explored cancer survivors' experiences of barriers and facilitators to undertaking physical activity to inform how services and professionals might offer better support. Purposive and theoretical sampling was used to recruit 25 people who were up to 5 years post-cancer diagnosis. Participants took part in face to face, semi-structured interviews, and transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. The analysis identified five interrelated themes which represented cancer survivors' views: 1) You're on your own-a sense of abandonment post-treatment, and lack of sufficient and tailored information; 2) Dis-ease-disruption to self and identity, and a heightened awareness of physical self and fragility; 3) Becoming acclimatised-physical activity in the face of treatment-related side effects and residual impairment; 4) Importance of others-encouragement and support from health professionals, family and friends, and cancer-specific exercise groups; 5) Meanings people ascribed to physical activity-these were central and could help or hinder engagement...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925169/parasites-and-competitors-suppress-bacterial-pathogen-synergistically-due-to-evolutionary-trade-offs
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Xiaofang Wang, Zhong Wei, Mei Li, Xueqi Wang, Anqi Shan, Xinlan Mei, Alexandre Jousset, Qirong Shen, Yangchun Xu, Ville-Petri Friman
Parasites and competitors are important for regulating pathogen densities and subsequent disease dynamics. It is, however, unclear to what extent this is driven by ecological and evolutionary processes. Here we used experimental evolution to study the eco-evolutionary feedbacks between Ralstonia solanacearum bacterial pathogen, Ralstonia-specific phage parasite and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens competitor bacterium in the laboratory and plant rhizosphere. We found that while the phage had a small effect on pathogen densities on its own, it considerably increased the R...
December 7, 2016: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925135/-protocols-in-healthcare-for-female-victims-of-sexual-violence-from-the-standpoint-of-healthcare-professionals
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Luiza Jane Eyre de Souza Vieira, Ana Cristina Feijó da Silva, Gracyelle Alves Remigio Moreira, Ludmila Fontenele Cavalcanti, Raimunda Magalhães da Silva
The use of protocols in health care for women suffering from sexual violence was analyzed from the standpoint of health professionals. It involved a qualitative study conducted in 18 institutions with 140 professionals interviewed in Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro. After organization of the data, the clusters of meaning pointed to the potential benefits of the use of protocols; limits to be faced in the adoption of protocols; and the need for protocol development and professional training. The results revealed points of convergence and divergence between the two municipalities regarding the use of protocols in health care for women suffering from sexual violence...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925133/health-characteristics-of-female-victims-of-domestic-violence-housed-in-a-state-care-shelter
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Rebeca Monteiro Ferreira, Thiago Brasileiro de Vasconcelos, Renato Evando Moreira, Raimunda Hermelinda Maia Macena
The promotion of care for female victims of violence implies action that is not limited to combatting the problem, but also to the dimension of care provided to the victims. This study seeks to understand the sociodemographic and health characteristics of female victims of violence who are/have been under the protective custody of the state, before and after the Maria da Penha Law (MPL), and the healthcare offered to them. It is a cross-sectional, exploratory-descriptive documentary study, with a qualitative/quantitative approach, conducted in the second semester of 2013 in a special unit for the protection of female victims of violence in the State of Ceará...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925131/-social-and-ethical-criteria-for-prioritizing-patients-a-survey-of-students-and-health-professionals-in-portugal
#17
Micaela Moreira Pinho
This qualitative/quantitative study examines the ethical dilemma of microallocation of health resources. It seeks to identify and compare the opinion of two groups in Portuguese society - students and health professionals - on the importance of personal characteristics of patients at the moment of prioritizing them and if the choices can be explained by bioethical references of a utilitarian or deontological nature. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire administered to a sample of 180 students and 60 health professionals...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925120/factors-associated-with-the-use-of-motorcycle-helmets-in-two-colombian-cities
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Jorge Martín Rodríguez Hernández, Fredy Armindo Camelo Tovar, Liany Katerine Ariza Ruiz
The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and some characteristics associated with the use of motorcycle helmets in two Colombian cities. The researcher used quantitative and qualitative techniques. The prevalence of the use of a motorcycle helmet among motorcyclists was greater in Ibague (98.1%) than in Valledupar (82.4%); among passengers in the city of Valledupar, it did not reach 2%. Men were 2.1 times more likely to wear helmets than women (IC 95:1.6-2.7). Using qualitative techniques, the factors explaining the reasons for use/non-use of helmets (being hygienic, climatic, esthetic and safety reasons) were identified for Valledupar...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925099/care-of-the-self-and-power-relations-female-nurses-taking-care-of-other-women
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Ana Renata Moura Rabelo, Kênia Lara Silva
Objective: to analyze the care of self of female nurses and the power relations established by them in the care of other women. Method: integrative review of literature published between 2005 and 2015. There were 25 publications in the sample. Results: qualitative state of the art with reference domain of a liberating perspective, based on humanization, autonomy and empowerment as a risk reduction strategy in the practice of care to women...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925097/assisted-therapy-with-dogs-in-pediatric-oncology-relatives-and-nurses-perceptions
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Rebeca Lima Moreira, Fabiane do Amaral Gubert, Leidiane Minervina Moraes de Sabino, Jéssica Lima Benevides, Marcela Ariadne Braga Gomes Tomé, Mariana Cavalcante Martins, Mychelangela de Assis Brito
Objective: to understand the perception of nursing staff professionals and legal guardians of children and adolescents with cancer regarding Assisted Therapy with dogs. Method: qualitative study based on participant observation conducted with 16 participants in a reference hospital of child cancer. We applied an in-depth interview and interpreted the data according to a content analysis technique. Results: the practice is admittedly beneficial to participants despite the fact they do not understand its true objectives and therapeutic applications...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
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