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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145831/copd-online-rehabilitation-versus-conventional-copd-rehabilitation-rationale-and-design-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol-core-trial
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Henrik Hansen, Theresa Bieler, Nina Beyer, Nina Godtfredsen, Thomas Kallemose, Anne Frølich
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key treatment in COPD. However, despite the existing evidence and a strong recommendation from lung associations worldwide, 50% of patients with COPD decline to participate in COPD rehabilitation program and 30-50% drop-out before completion. The main reasons are severe symptoms, inflexible accessibility and necessity for transportation. Currently there are no well-established and evident rehabilitation alternatives...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145728/understanding-how-emergency-medicine-physicians-survive-and-thrive-in-rural-practice-a-theoretical-model
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Ashra Kolhatkar, Andrea Keesey, Bob Bluman, Brenna Lynn, Tandi Wilkinson
INTRODUCTION: The challenges facing emergency medicine (EM) services in Canada reflect the limitations of the entire healthcare system. The emergency department (ED) is uniquely situated in the healthcare system such that shortcomings in hospital- and community-based services are often first revealed there. This is especially true in rural settings, where there are additional site-specific barriers to the provision of EM care. Existing studies look at the factors that influence rural EM physicians in isolation...
November 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145419/attitudes-to-mental-illness-among-mental-health-professionals-in-singapore-and-comparisons-with-the-general-population
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Qi Yuan, Louisa Picco, Sherilyn Chang, Edimansyah Abdin, Boon Yiang Chua, Samantha Ong, Kah Lai Yow, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Similar to the general public, mental health professionals sometimes also have negative attitudes towards individuals with mental illness; which could ultimately affect the quality of care received by the patients. This study aims to explore attitudes to mental illness among mental health professionals in Singapore; make comparisons with the general population; and investigate the significant correlates. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. Eligible participants were recruited from the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143780/who-participates-in-running-events-socio-demographic-characteristics-psychosocial-factors-and-barriers-as-correlates-of-non-participation-a-pilot-study-in-belgium
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Delfien van Dyck, Greet Cardon, Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij, Lisa de Ridder, Annick Willem
In Western countries, the popularity of running events has increased exponentially during the last three decades. However, little is known about the profile of non-participants. This knowledge is crucial to tailor promotional actions towards people who are currently not participating. Therefore, this study aimed: (1) to examine which socio-ecological factors are related to participation in running events, (2) to give an overview of the barriers towards participation, and (3) to examine differences in barriers depending on gender, age and educational level...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141087/effect-of-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-with-or-without-supervised-exercise-on-walking-performance-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-the-propel-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mary M McDermott, Luigi Ferrucci, Lu Tian, Jack M Guralnik, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Melina R Kibbe, Tamar S Polonsky, Kathryn Domanchuk, James H Stein, Lihui Zhao, Doris Taylor, Christopher Skelly, William Pearce, Harris Perlman, Walter McCarthy, Lingyu Li, Ying Gao, Robert Sufit, Christina L Bloomfield, Michael H Criqui
Importance: Benefits of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) for improving walking ability in people with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) are unclear. Walking exercise may augment the effects of GM-CSF in PAD, since exercise-induced ischemia enhances progenitor cell release and may promote progenitor cell homing to ischemic calf muscle. Objectives: To determine whether GM-CSF combined with supervised treadmill exercise improves 6-minute walk distance, compared with exercise alone and compared with GM-CSF alone; to determine whether GM-CSF alone improves 6-minute walk more than placebo and whether exercise improves 6-minute walk more than an attention control intervention...
November 15, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138049/pain-neurophysiology-education-and-therapeutic-exercise-for-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bodes Pardo Gema, Lluch Girbés Enrique, Roussel Nathalie A, Gallego Izquierdo Tomás, Jiménez Penick Virginia, Pecos Martín Daniel
AIM: To assess the effect of a pain neurophysiology education program plus therapeutic exercise for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Private clinic (Clínica Bonn) and Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 56 patients with CLBP for 6 months or more. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to receive either a therapeutic exercise (TE) program consisting of motor control, stretching, and aerobic exercises (TE group, n=28) or the same therapeutic exercise program in addition to a pain neurophysiology education program (PNE+TE group, n=28), conducted in two 30 to 50 minute sessions in groups of 4 to 6 participants...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136271/emergency-preparedness-training-preferences-and-perceived-barriers-to-training-among-various-healthcare-providers-and-public-health-practitioners-in-massachusetts
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John Broach, Mary-Elise Smith
INTRODUCTION: Emergency preparedness training is vital to a wide range of healthcare and public health disciplines. Although agencies may try to tailor their training efforts based on perceived need, the topics and methods of instruction may be misguided, resulting in wasted effort and poor participation in training events. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to understand in a rigorous way, the training preferences and barriers to training among practitioners in Massachusetts...
April 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134105/global-network-centrality-of-university-rankings
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Weisi Guo, Marco Del Vecchio, Ganna Pogrebna
Universities and higher education institutions form an integral part of the national infrastructure and prestige. As academic research benefits increasingly from international exchange and cooperation, many universities have increased investment in improving and enabling their global connectivity. Yet, the relationship of university performance and its global physical connectedness has not been explored in detail. We conduct, to our knowledge, the first large-scale data-driven analysis into whether there is a correlation between university relative ranking performance and its global connectivity via the air transport network...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132287/a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-barriers-to-antiretroviral-therapy-initiation-among-children-2-to-18-months-of-age-in-swaziland
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Charisse V Ahmed, Pauline Jolly, Luz Padilla, Musa Malinga, Chantal Harris, Nobuhle Mthethwa, Inessa Ba, Amy Styles, Sarah Perry, Raina Brooks, Florence Naluyinda-Kitabire, Makhosini Mamba, Peter Preko
HIV/AIDS remains one of the leading causes of death among children under 5 years old in Swaziland. Although studies have shown that early initiation of infants and children diagnosed with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) significantly reduces mortality, many children do not initiate ART until the later stages of disease. This study was designed to collect qualitative data from mothers and caregivers of HIV-positive children to identify the barriers to ART initiation. Focus group discussion (FGD) sessions were conducted in siSwati between July and September 2014 among caregivers of aged children 2-18 months in Swaziland who did or did not initiate ART between January 2011 and December 2012 after HIV DNA PCR-positive diagnosis of the infants...
December 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131860/does-proximity-of-women-to-facilities-with-better-choice-of-contraceptives-affect-their-contraceptive-utilization-in-rural-ethiopia
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Solomon Shiferaw, Mark Spigt, Assefa Seme, Ayanaw Amogne, Stein Skrøvseth, Selamawit Desta, Scott Radloff, Amy Tsui, Dinant GeertJan
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence of the linkage between contraceptive use, the range of methods available and level of contraceptive stocks at health facilities and distance to facility in developing countries. The present analysis aims at examining the influence of contraceptive method availability and distance to the nearby facilities on modern contraceptive utilization among married women in rural areas in Ethiopia using geo-referenced data. METHODS: We used data from the first round of surveys of the Performance Monitoring & Accountability 2020 project in Ethiopia (PMA2020/Ethiopia-2014)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131689/do-pedometers-with-or-without-education-on-exercise-increase-functional-walking-capacity-and-physical-activity-level-in-adolescents-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Jill Blitz, Sara M Stern, Katherine Marzan
To evaluate the impact of pedometer use on the physical activity (PA) and functional walking capacity (FWC) of adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and lower extremity (LE) involvement. Twenty-seven adolescents, aged 11-19 years with JIA and LE involvement, participated in the three-phase pedometer study that introduced the use of a pedometer and an education seminar at 6 weeks. Measurements were taken at the baseline first visit and at weeks 6, 12, and 20. The primary outcome measure was the 6-minute walk test (6MWT)...
November 13, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128431/peer-teaching-from-method-to-philosophy
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Olle Ten Cate
Peer teaching or peer-assisted learning is a popular topic in the medical education literature. While not one method of education, a categorization is possible according to (a) the developmental distance between learner and peer teacher, (b) the scale or group size of learners in peer teaching arrangements and (c) the extent of formality or structure of the arrangement. That yields many different forms of peer teaching. Viewing peer teaching as a multifaceted method shows several benefits. On a deeper level however peer teaching may be viewed as a philosophy of medical education that has historical roots but aligns well with current thinking of teaching and learning across the continuum of medical education...
November 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122043/physical-activity-promotion-by-health-practitioners-a-distance-learning-training-component-to-improve-knowledge-and-counseling
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Alex A Florindo, Douglas R Andrade, Paulo H Guerra, Jorge Mota, Diane Crone, Ana C C N Mafra, Mario M Bracco
Aim To report an evaluation of health professionals' participation in a distance-learning physical activity training course developed in a low socio-economic region of São Paulo city, Brazil. BACKGROUND: In countries with public universal health systems, physical activity promotion in primary health care settings can reap results, particularly given that such interventions have the potential to reach a large percentage of the population. However, few studies proposed physical activity training for health professionals in low- and middle-income countries...
November 10, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119817/factors-affecting-self-reported-medication-adherence-and-hypertension-knowledge-a-cross-sectional-study-in-rural-villages-yogyakarta-province-indonesia
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Riana Rahmawati, Beata Bajorek
Objectives This study assessed medication adherence and hypertension knowledge, and their predictive factors, in people with hypertension, living in rural communities in Indonesia. Methods Data were acquired from 384 people living in eight rural villages via a researcher-administered questionnaire, a validated adherence scale, and a standardized hypertension knowledge survey. Multivariate analysis was used to identify the predictors of adherence and knowledge. Results Fifty-nine (15%) participants had good hypertension knowledge (score ≥ 8 out of 10)...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118157/program-evaluation-of-a-distance-master-s-degree-dental-hygiene-program-a-program-effectiveness-study
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Cynthia F Sensabaugh, Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, Pamela R Overman, Christopher J Van Ness, Cynthia C Gadbury-Amyot
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a program evaluation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education Program (MSDH). This evaluation examined long-term outcomes in the context of stakeholders (the profession, the student, and the degree-granting institution).Methods: A mixed-methods approach was used to gather data from the 28 graduates from the MSDH program. An electronic questionnaire included both open- and closed-ended questions including demographic and practice data, and data related to alumni preparedness to reach their career goals...
December 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107735/impaired-math-achievement-in-patients-with-acute-vestibular-neuritis
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Ivan Moser, Dominique Vibert, Marco D Caversaccio, Fred W Mast
Broad cognitive difficulties have been reported in patients with peripheral vestibular deficit, especially in the domain of spatial cognition. Processing and manipulating numbers relies on the ability to use the inherent spatial features of numbers. It is thus conceivable that patients with acute peripheral vestibular deficit show impaired numerical cognition. Using the number Stroop task and a short math achievement test, we tested 20 patients with acute vestibular neuritis and 20 healthy, age-matched controls...
October 28, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106884/impact-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-paediatric-cochlear-implant-outcomes
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Shalabh Sharma, Khyati Bhatia, Satinder Singh, Asish Kumar Lahiri, Asha Aggarwal
OBJECTIVES: The study was aimed at evaluating the impact of certain socioeconomic factors such as family income, level of parents' education, distance between the child's home and auditory verbal therapy clinic, and age of the child at implantation on postoperative cochlear implant outcomes. METHODS: Children suffering from congenital bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss and a chronologic age of 4 years or younger at the time of implantation were included in the study...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103799/american-college-of-allergy-asthma-immunology-position-paper-on-the-use-of-telemedicine-for-allergists
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Tania Elliott, Jennifer Shih, Chitra Dinakar, Jay Portnoy, Stanley Fineman
The integration of telecommunications and information systems in health care first began 4 decades ago with 500 patient consultations performed via interactive television. The use of telemedicine services and technology to deliver health care at a distance is increasing exponentially. Concomitant with this rapid expansion is the exciting ability to provide enhancements in quality and safety of care. Telemedicine enables increased access to care, improvement in health outcomes, reduction in medical costs, better resource use, expanded educational opportunities, and enhanced collaboration between patients and physicians...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096148/power-structure-among-the-actors-of-financial-support-to-the-poor-to-access-health-services-social-network-analysis-approach
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Manal Etemadi, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Hannaneh Mohammadi Kangarani, Kioomars Ashtarian
The extent of universal health coverage in terms of financial protection is worrisome in Iran. There are challenges in health policies to guarantee financial accessibility to health services, especially for poor people. Various institutions offer support to ensure that the poor have financial access to health services. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship network among the institutions active in this field. This study is a policy document analysis. It evaluates the country's legal documents in the field of financial support to the poor for healthcare after the Islamic Revolution in Iran...
October 30, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071667/association-between-maternal-and-child-health-handbook-and-quality-of-antenatal-care-services-in-palestine
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Harumi Kitabayashi, Chifa Chiang, Abubakr Ahmed Abdullah Al-Shoaibi, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Atsuko Aoyama
Objectives The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) handbook is an integrated home-based record allowing clients to keep records on the continuum of care for mothers and children. This study aimed to assess associations between MCH handbook ownership and receipt of selected content of antenatal care services in Palestine. Methods Distribution of the MCH handbook in Palestine was launched in 2008. We used an anonymous data set of the Palestinian Family Survey 2010 and analyzed the data of 2026 women who had live births within the past 12 months...
December 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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