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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679770/easy-to-read-informed-consent-form-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-clinical-trials-results-from-bmt-ctn-1205-study
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Ryan Spellecy, Sergey Tarima, Ellen Denzen, Heather Moore, Sunil Abhyankar, Peter Dawson, Amy Foley, Iris Gersten, Mitchell Horwitz, Lensa Idossa, Steven Joffe, Naynesh Kamani, Roberta King, Aleksandr Lazaryan, Lawrence Morris, Mary M Horowitz, Navneet S Majhail
PURPOSE: Due to the complexity of hematopoietic cell transplant trial treatments, informed consent forms are often long and difficult to read. We evaluated a two-column easy-to-read informed consent (ETRIC) form that incorporates elements of health literacy and readability in participants and centers participating in Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) clinical trials. METHODS: In a randomized study, 198 adult patients from 25 centers potentially eligible to participate in four BMT CTN interventional trials were randomized to ETRIC or standard consent form for that trial...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678800/the-korean-ehealth-literacy-scale-k-eheals-reliability-and-validity-testing-in-younger-adults-recruited-online
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SeonYoon Chung, Bu Kyung Park, Eun-Shim Nahm
BACKGROUND: In this digital era, eHealth literacy is an essential skill set to leverage health information available online to promote health outcomes. South Korea has an advanced health information technology infrastructure, including widespread use of the internet and mobile phones. A few studies have explored eHealth literacy in South Korea using translated versions of the eHEALS; however, they were not fully validated. A unified reliable and valid assessment tool is critical to assess and enhance the eHealth literacy level across the population...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678410/health-literacy-in-children-with-asthma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Yu-Fen Tzeng, Bor-Luen Chiang, Yu-Hsia Chen, Bih-Shya Gau
Health literacy (HL) is a key factor influencing asthma management outcomes and has primarily been focused on adult patients. The relationship between children's HL and asthma is unclear, and several research gaps are present in the direct assessment of children's HL. In this study, a systematic review of the relevant literature was conducted to elucidate the relationship between HL and asthma among children. An electronic database search was performed to obtain studies published between January 2005-August 2016...
December 8, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678029/how-can-information-and-communication-technology-improve-healthcare-inequalities-and-healthcare-inequity-the-concept-of-context-driven-care
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Kwang Chien Yee, Silvana Bettiol, Rosie Nash, Kate Macintyrne, Ming Chao Wong, Christian Nøhr
Advances in medicine have improved health and healthcare for many around the world. The challenge is achieving the best outcomes of health via healthcare delivery to every individual. Healthcare inequalities exist within a country and between countries. Health information technology (HIT) has provided a mean to deliver equal access to healthcare services regardless of social context and physical location. In order to achieve better health outcomes for every individual, socio-cultural factors, such as literacy and social context need to consider...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677034/functional-somatic-symptoms-across-cultures-perceptual-and-health-care-issues
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Bernd Löwe, Christian Gerloff
Functional neurological disorders are conceptualized as patterns of neurological symptoms that cannot be attributed to a clear organic etiology. The study by Wilkins et al. published in this issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, revealed that 8.2% of patients who were initially presented with suspected stroke were later diagnosed with functional disorders, i.e., "functional stroke mimics." However, the percentage of functional stroke mimics varied substantially with patients' nationality, age, and sex...
April 19, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676527/undergraduate-nursing-assistant-employment-in-aged-care-has-benefits-for-new-graduates
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Maricris Algoso, Lucie Ramjan, Leah East, Kath Peters
AIMS: To determine how undergraduate assistant in nursing employment in aged care helps to prepare new graduates for clinical work as a registered nurse. BACKGROUND: The amount and quality of clinical experience afforded by university programs has been the subject of constant debate in the nursing profession. New graduate nurses are often deemed inadequately prepared for clinical practice and so many nursing students seek employment as assistants in nursing whilst studying to increase their clinical experience...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675654/development-of-a-professional-certification-in-cancer-patient-education
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Janet Papadakos, Anna D'souza, Adeline Masse, Susan Boyko, Susan Clarke, Meredith Giuliani, Keira MacKinnon, Sarah McBain, Meg McCallum, Jan MacVinnie, Tina Papadakos
Patient educators come into the field from diverse professional backgrounds and often lack training in how to teach and develop patient education resources since no formal patient education professional certification program exists. A professional certification program for patient educators would further define the professional scope of practice and reduce variability in performance. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the level of interest among Canadian cancer patient educators in a patient education professional certification program and (2) determine the competencies to be included in the professional certification program...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675644/pediatrician-experienced-barriers-in-the-medical-care-for-refugee-children-in-the-netherlands
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A Baauw, S Rosiek, B Slattery, M Chinapaw, M Boele van Hensbroek, J B van Goudoever, J Kist-van Holthe
Pediatricians in the Netherlands have been confronted with high numbers of refugee children in their daily practice. Refugee children have been recognized as an at-risk population because they may have an increased burden of physical and mental health conditions, and their caretakers may experience barriers in gaining access to the Dutch health care system. The aim of the study was to gain insight into the barriers in the health care for refugee children perceived by pediatricians by analyzing logistical problems reported through the Dutch Pediatric Surveillance Unit, an online system where pediatricians can report predefined conditions...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673826/lifestyle-interventions-for-improving-health-and-health-behaviours-in-women-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-2011-2017
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REVIEW
Charrlotte Seib, Joy Parkinson, Nicole McDonald, Haruka Fujihira, Stephanie Zietek, Debra Anderson
The development and maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviours are among the most promising strategies for reducing complications and premature death among women living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, despite the potential benefits of these interventions, they have had varying success and the sustained uptake of the recommended lifestyle modifications is limited. This paper reviews research on the impact of lifestyle interventions aimed at improving health and health behaviours in women with T2DM...
May 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673686/the-impact-of-demographic-health-related-and-social-factors-on-dental-services-utilization-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Seif Magdy Reda, Joachim Krois, Sophie Franziska Reda, William Murray Thomson, Falk Schwendicke
OBJECTIVES: Regular and/or preventive dental services utilization is an indicator of healthcare access and associated with improved health outcomes. We assessed the proportion of individuals regularly/preventively utilizing dental services, and how this was affected by demographic, health-related and social factors. SOURCES: Three electronic databases (Medline, Embase, Central) were searched (2005-2017). STUDY SELECTION: We included observational studies investigating the association between preventive/regular dental service utilization and age, oral and general health, edentulism, family structure and health literacy...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673404/contraception-determinants-in-youths-of-sierra-leone-are-largely-behavioral
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Aline Labat, Marta Medina, Mohammed Elhassein, Afrina Karim, Mohammad B Jalloh, Michèle Dramaix, Wei-Hong Zhang, Sophie Alexander, Kim E Dickson
BACKGROUND: Sexual initiation occurs early in Sierra Leone. This study aims to analyze the determinants of condom and/or contraceptive use among a representative sample of young persons (10 to 24 years) in Sierra Leone. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of data from a study conducted to monitor the implementation of a UNFPA package of interventions directed to improve SRH in young people of Sierra Leone. This assessment was conducted in 2016 at the end of the Ebola outbreak...
April 19, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673271/beyond-silence-a-randomized-parallel-group-trial-exploring-the-impact-of-workplace-mental-health-literacy-training-with-healthcare-employees
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Sandra E Moll, Scott Patten, Heather Stuart, Joy C MacDermid, Bonnie Kirsh
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate whether a contact-based workplace education program was more effective than standard mental health literacy training in promoting early intervention and support for healthcare employees with mental health issues. METHOD: A parallel-group, randomised trial was conducted with employees in 2 multi-site Ontario hospitals with the evaluators blinded to the groups. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 group-based education programs: Beyond Silence (comprising 6 in-person, 2-h sessions plus 5 online sessions co-led by employees who personally experienced mental health issues) or Mental Health First Aid (a standardised 2-day training program led by a trained facilitator)...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672975/self-recognition-of-mental-health-problems-in-a-rural-australian-sample
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Tonelle E Handley, Terry J Lewin, David Perkins, Brian Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Although mental health literacy has increased in recent years, mental illness is often under-recognised. There has been little research conducted on mental illness in rural areas; however, this can be most prominent in rural areas due to factors such as greater stigma and stoicism. The aim of this study is to create a profile of those who are most and least likely to self-identify mental health problems among rural residents with moderate- to-high psychological distress. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a longitudinal postal survey...
April 19, 2018: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671791/the-antecedents-and-consequences-of-health-literacy-in-an-ecological-perspective-results-from-an-experimental-analysis
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Chiara Lorini, Francesca Ierardi, Letizia Bachini, Martina Donzellini, Fabrizio Gemmi, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi
This study analyses the relationship between the antecedents and consequences of health literacy (HL) at the ecological level among the nations involved in the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU). The antecedents and consequences were investigated by means of proxy indicators. The HL was measured using the 47-item HLS-EU questionnaire (HLS-EUQ47) and the Newest Vital Sign (NVS). The two measures stood in significant correlation to the outcomes of the sub-discipline of the Euro Health Consumer Index (r = 0...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671198/cancer-community-education-in-somali-refugees-in-nebraska
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Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Nada Alnaji, Brandon Grimm, Melissa Leypoldt
Nebraska has one of the highest numbers of refugees per capita in the U.S. A high number of Somalis have resettled in Nebraska due to job opportunities and the low cost of living. In this paper, we report the process and the results of a cervical and breast cancer education program for Somali women conducted through a collaboration among public health, academia, and community entities. The curriculum was built to be suitable for the literacy level and cultural values of this community. Topics include female reproductive anatomy; breast and cervical cancer knowledge and screening; hepatitis C and liver cancer; and preparing for a health screening visit...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668307/barriers-and-facilitators-for-clinical-care-engagement-among-hiv-positive-african-american-and-latino-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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James W Carey, Neal Carnes, Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, Katherine Kenward, Deborah Gelaude, Damian Denson, Elizabeth Gall, Laura A Randall, Paula M Frew
Achieving optimal health among people living with HIV (PLWH) requires linkage to clinical care upon diagnosis, followed by ongoing engagement in HIV clinical care. A disproportionate number of black/African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV do not, however, achieve ongoing care. We conducted semistructured interviews in 2014 with 84 urban black/African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM living with HIV to understand their barriers and facilitators to engagement. We classified men as care-engaged or not at the time of the interview, and conducted content analysis of the interview transcripts to identify barriers and facilitators to engagement...
April 18, 2018: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667434/health-literacy-is-it-important-for-cardiovascular-disease-prevention
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Christian Albus
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January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665952/community-engagement-for-paediatric-mdr-tb-clinical-trials-principles-to-support-ethical-trial-implementation
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G Hoddinott, S Staples, R Brown, M Simwinga, C Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa, A C Hesseling, G Hendricks, P De Koker, L McKenna
The paediatric tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment landscape is moving into a new and exciting era, with knowledge from clinical trials offering real benefit to children. Community engagement is key to optimising the success of these trials. However, the clinical profile, epidemiology and social perceptions for paediatric multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) complicate the operationalisation of this community engagement. We reflect on a diversity of recent experiences attempting to implement this type of research and the community engagement around it...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665241/the-effects-of-medication-adherence-and-health-literacy-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-people-with-hypertension
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Nam Hee Park, Mi Sook Song, So Young Shin, Ji-Hye Jeong, Hyo Young Lee
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of medication adherence and health literacy on health-related quality of life in vulnerable older people with hypertension. BACKGROUND: Health literacy is particularly critical for providing accurate information regarding correct medication intake to improve medication adherence. Additionally, health-related quality of life is directly related to impairment from chronic disease. DESIGN: A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was used...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664890/health-literacy-and-quality-of-physician-trauma-patient-communication-opportunity-for-improvement
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Jonathan L Dameworth, Jordan A Weinberg, Pamela W Goslar, Dana J Stout, Sharjeel Israr, Jordan V Jacobs, Thomas L Gillespie, Terrell M Thompson, Scott R Petersen
BACKGROUND: Although physician-patient communication and health literacy (HL) have been studied in diverse patient groups, there has been little focus on trauma patients. A quality improvement project was undertaken at our level 1 trauma center to improve patient perception of physician-patient communication, with consideration of the effect of HL. We report the first phase of this project, namely the reference level of satisfaction with physician-patient communication as measured by levels of interpersonal care among patients at an urban level 1 trauma center...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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