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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346878/how-appropriate-are-the-english-language-test-requirements-for-non-uk-trained-nurses-a-qualitative-study-of-spoken-communication-in-uk-hospitals
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Carole Sedgwick, Mark Garner
BACKGROUND: Non-native speakers of English who hold nursing qualifications from outside the UK are required to provide evidence of English language competence by achieving a minimum overall score of Band 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test. OBJECTIVES: To describe the English language required to deal with the daily demands of nursing in the UK. To compare these abilities with the stipulated levels on the language test. DESIGN: A tracking study was conducted with 4 nurses, and focus groups with 11 further nurses...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345750/subway-emergency-preparedness-in-shanghai-a-focused-group-and-interview-study-exploring-the-perceived-experiences-of-senior-citizens-and-the-disabled
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Benjamin Ohene Kwapong Baffoe, Zheng Shiyuan
As Shanghai's population increases and currently being boosted by an influx of foreigners, there has been pressure on the subway system and this has led to a great concern for the aged and disabled people (including foreigners) who use the subway during emergency situations. The present study uses an exploratory research approach including a focus group discussion (FGD) and interviews to uncover the experiences, safety concerns, and challenges that the aged and disabled faces when using the subway. A total of 38 participants were involved in the study, which comprises of three FGDs and interviews conducted in the city of Shanghai...
January 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345473/exploring-end-of-life-care-for-south-asian-kidney-patients-interviewer-reflections
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Emma Wilkinson, Muhammad Waqar, Balbir Gill, Pina Hoque, Champa Jetha, Kulwinder Kaur Bola, Riffat Mahmood, Sultan Mahmood, Rita Saujani, Gurch Randhawa
The reduction of inequalities in access to quality care has been a central tenet of UK health policy. Ethnic minorities may experience additional inequalities because of language and other cultural barriers. This article reports interviewer reflections of conducting interviews with South Asian kidney patients about their experiences of end-of-life care. It explores themes which emerged from the analysis of a focus group held with eight bilingual research interviewers. The relevance of these themes to understanding inequalities and access to end-of-life care is discussed; together with the potential for the research process to contribute to service improvement...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345016/-by-slapping-their-laps-the-patient-will-know-that-you-truly-care-for-her-a-qualitative-study-on-social-norms-and-acceptability-of-the-mistreatment-of-women-during-childbirth-in-abuja-nigeria
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Meghan A Bohren, Joshua P Vogel, Özge Tunçalp, Bukola Fawole, Musibau A Titiloye, Akinpelu Olanrewaju Olutayo, Agnes A Oyeniran, Modupe Ogunlade, Loveth Metiboba, Olubunmi R Osunsan, Hadiza A Idris, Francis E Alu, Olufemi T Oladapo, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Michelle J Hindin
BACKGROUND: Many women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities across the world. However, limited evidence exists on how social norms and attitudes of both women and providers influence mistreatment during childbirth. Contextually-specific evidence is needed to understand how normative factors affect how women are treated. This paper explores the acceptability of four scenarios of mistreatment during childbirth. METHODS: Two facilities were identified in Abuja, Nigeria...
December 2016: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342854/evolution-of-ligands-receptors-and-metabolizing-enzymes-of-thyroid-signaling
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Guillaume Holzer, Natacha Roux, Vincent Laudet
Thyroid hormones (THs) play important roles in vertebrates such as the control of the metabolism, development and seasonality. Given the pleiotropic effects of thyroid disorders (developmental delay, mood disorder, tachycardia, etc), THs signaling is highly investigated, specially using mammalian models. In addition, the critical role of TH in controlling frog metamorphosis has led to the use of Xenopus as another prominent model to study THs action. Nevertheless, animals regarded as non-model species can also improve our understanding of THs signaling...
March 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341585/the-experiences-of-last-year-student-midwives-with-high-fidelity-perinatal-simulation-training-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Joeri Vermeulen, Katrien Beeckman, Rivka Turcksin, Lies Van Winkel, Léonardo Gucciardo, Monika Laubach, Wim Peersman, Eva Swinnen
BACKGROUND: Simulation training is a powerful and evidence-based teaching method in healthcare. It allows students to develop essential competences that are often difficult to achieve during internships. High-Fidelity Perinatal Simulation exposes them to real-life scenarios in a safe environment. Although student midwives' experiences need to be considered to make the simulation training work, these have been overlooked so far. AIM: To explore the experiences of last-year student midwives with High-Fidelity Perinatal Simulation training...
March 21, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341066/recommendations-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-in-the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Anja Hviid Simonsen, Niels Andreasen, Ines Baldeiras, Maria Bjerke, Kaj Blennow, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Giovanni B Frisoni, Tomasz Gabryelewicz, Samantha Galluzzi, Ron Handels, Milica G Kramberger, Agnieszka Kulczyńska, Jose Luis Molinuevo, Barbara Mroczko, Agneta Nordberg, Catarina Resende Oliveira, Markus Otto, Juha O Rinne, Uroš Rot, Esen Saka, Hilkka Soininen, Hanne Struyfs, Silvia Suardi, Pieter Jelle Visser, Bengt Winblad, Henrik Zetterberg, Gunhild Waldemar
This article presents recommendations, based on the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation method, for the clinical application of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) amyloid-β1-42, tau, and phosphorylated tau in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary working group and based on the available evidence and consensus from focused group discussions for 1) prediction of clinical progression to Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia, 2) cost-effectiveness, 3) interpretation of results, and 4) patient counseling...
March 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341065/recommendations-for-csf-ad-biomarkers-in-the-diagnostic-evaluation%C3%A2-of-dementia
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Anja Hviid Simonsen, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Niels Andreasen, Ines Baldeiras, Maria Bjerke, Kaj Blennow, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Giovanni B Frisoni, Tomasz Gabryelewicz, Samantha Galluzzi, Ron Handels, Milica G Kramberger, Agnieszka Kulczyńska, Jose Luis Molinuevo, Barbara Mroczko, Agneta Nordberg, Catarina Resende Oliveira, Markus Otto, Juha O Rinne, Uroš Rot, Esen Saka, Hilkka Soininen, Hanne Struyfs, Silvia Suardi, Pieter Jelle Visser, Bengt Winblad, Henrik Zetterberg, Gunhild Waldemar
This article presents recommendations, based on the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation method, for the clinical application of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) amyloid-β1-42, tau, and phosphorylated tau in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with dementia. The recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary working group based on the available evidence and consensus from focused discussions for (i) identification of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as the cause of dementia, (ii) prediction of rate of decline, (iii) cost-effectiveness, and (iv) interpretation of results...
March 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340946/fifty-shades-of-stigma-exploring-the-health-care-experiences-of-kink-oriented-patients
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Jessica F Waldura, Ishika Arora, Anna M Randall, John Paul Farala, Richard A Sprott
INTRODUCTION: The term kink describes sexual behaviors and identities encompassing bondage, discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism (collectively known as BDSM) and sexual fetishism. Individuals who engage in kink could be at risk for health complications because of their sexual behaviors, and they could be vulnerable to stigma in the health care setting. However, although previous research has addressed experiences in mental health care, very little research has detailed the medical care experiences of kink-oriented patients...
December 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340546/a-qualitative-study-of-cognitive-behavioral-and-psychosocial-challenges-associated-with-pediatric-type-2-diabetes-in-ethnic-minority-parents-and-adolescents
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Sara M St George, Elizabeth R Pulgarón, Dina Ferranti, Yaray Agosto, Maria I Toro, Kevin C Ramseur, Alan M Delamater
Purpose The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to explore cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial challenges associated with having and/or parenting an adolescent with pediatric type 2 diabetes (T2D) from the perspectives of ethnic minority parents and adolescents. Methods Ethnic minority (79.2% non-Hispanic black, 29.6% Hispanic) adolescents (n = 14, 78.6% female, 14.7 ± 1.9 years) and their parents (n = 13, 100% female) participated in either individual family interviews or multifamily focus group sessions...
April 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340544/understanding-challenges-strategies-and-the-role-of-support-networks-in-medication-self-management-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Gerda Bernhard, Dominik Ose, Ines Baudendistel, Hanna M Seidling, Marion Stützle, Joachim Szecsenyi, Michel Wensing, Cornelia Mahler
Purpose The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the challenges and strategies of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) regarding daily management of their medication regimen focusing on the role of their support networks. Methods A purposeful sample of 25 patients with T2DM was recruited from local self-help groups, general practitioner practices, and a university hospital in southwestern Germany. Four semi-structured focus groups were conducted to identify the challenges patients experienced, the strategies they used, and their collaboration with support networks to assist them in self-managing their medication regimen...
April 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340247/usability-testing-of-the-iphone-app-to-improve-pain-assessment-for-older-adults-with-cognitive-impairment-prehospital-setting-a-qualitative-study
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Rachael E Docking, Matthew Lane, Pat A Schofield
Objectives. : Pain assessment in older adults with cognitive impairment is often challenging, and paramedics are not given sufficient tools/training to assess pain. The development of a mobile app may improve pain assessment and management in this vulnerable population. We conducted usability testing of a newly developed iPhone pain assessment application with potential users, in this case as a tool for clinical paramedic practice to improve pain assessment of older adults with cognitive impairment...
March 15, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339799/no-longer-invisible-understanding-the-psychosocial-impact-of-skin-color-stratification-in-the-lives-of-african-american-women
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J Camille Hall
This article examines how skin color stratification, termed "colorism," affects the psychological well-being of African American women. Previous research has shown that the experience of colorism is pervasive within the black community and that black women have been culturally or personally affected by intraracial discrimination. This article describes a qualitative study that used focus groups to investigate the experiences of black women that were categorized according to their self-ascribed skin tone group...
February 27, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338407/optimizing-a-retention-strategy-with-young-people-for-brightlight-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-examining-the-value-of-specialist-cancer-care-for-young-people
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Rachel M Taylor, Natasha Aslam, Sarah Lea, Jeremy S Whelan, Lorna A Fern
PURPOSE: To maximize retention of participants in a longitudinal cohort study, we sought to understand young peoples' views about barriers and facilitators to continuing study participation. METHODS: Ten young people with a previous cancer diagnosis aged 15-24 participated in a 1 day workshop. The workshop used participatory methodology consisting of three exercises as follows: role play/scene setting; force field analysis of research participation in small groups; and focus group discussion...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337166/difference-between-leisure-and-work-contexts-the-roles-of-perceived-enjoyment-and-perceived-usefulness-in-predicting-mobile-video-calling-use-acceptance
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Ronggang Zhou, Caihong Feng
There is a rapidly growing body of literature on mobile video calling, which is a promising communication technology; however, little research has focused on user acceptance of mobile video calling, especially in different use contexts. This study explored factors (especially perceived enjoyment) influencing the intention of users to employ video calling in different contexts (a work and a leisure context) by applying the technology acceptance model (TAM) combined with the theory of planned behavior. The revised research model differentiated external factors (subjective norms and personal innovativeness) from internal factors (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use (PEU), perceived enjoyment, and intention to use mobile video calling)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336467/an-evaluation-of-portion-size-estimation-aids-consumer-perspectives-on-their-effectiveness
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Gemma P Faulkner, M Barbara E Livingstone, L Kirsty Pourshahidi, Michelle Spence, Moira Dean, Sinead O'Brien, Eileen R Gibney, Julie M W Wallace, Tracy A McCaffrey, Maeve A Kerr
OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study aimed to investigate consumer opinions on the usefulness of portion size estimation aids (PSEA); consumer preferences in terms of format and context for use; and the level of detail of guidance considered necessary for the effective application of PSEA. DESIGN: Six focus groups (three to eight participants per group) were conducted to elicit views on PSEA. The discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed by two independent researchers using a template approach...
March 20, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335749/women-s-perceptions-of-discussions-about-gestational-weight-gain-with-health-care-providers-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-a-qualitative-study
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Hara Nikolopoulos, Maria Mayan, Jessica MacIsaac, Terri Miller, Rhonda C Bell
BACKGROUND: Maternal body weight is an indicator of the health of a mother and her developing fetus. Risks of poor maternal and fetal health issues increase when women gain too little or too much weight during pregnancy. A study of 600 women from Alberta, Canada, reported approximately 30, 46, 80, and 80% of underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obese women, respectively, gained in excess of Health Canada gestational weight gain guidelines. Behavioural interventions during pregnancy have shown to be effective at supporting women achieve gestational weight gain (GWG) recommendations and return to their pre-pregnancy weight postpartum, yet few women are counseled about weight gain during pregnancy...
March 24, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335657/molecular-characteristics-of-uterine-sarcomas
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Ben Davidson, Francesca Micci
Uterine sarcomas are rare cancers, of which the most common entities are leiomyosarcoma and endometrial stromal sarcoma. These two tumors may have overlapping clinical presentation, morphology and immunohistochemical profile, but are increasingly recognized to be two molecularly distinct entities. Endometrial stromal sarcomas are further currently divided into a low-grade and high-grade group based on molecular characteristics. Area covered: This review discusses recent data which shed light on the molecular profile of these two cancers and may aid in understanding their evolution and progression, in the aim of improving their diagnosis and management...
March 24, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334747/the-family-planning-conundrum-in-afghanistan
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Hemat Shafiqullah, Ayako Morita, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino
In Afghanistan, despite the high awareness levels of contraceptive methods, the contraceptive prevalence is low and short birth spacing is common. The aim of this study was to understand the perception about family planning and contraceptive utilization among reproductive-aged married women, their husbands, their mothers-in-law, religious leaders and healthcare providers. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews were conducted among married women of reproductive age ( n =  482), their husbands ( n =  133), their mothers-in-law ( n =  194), their religious leaders ( n =  16), and healthcare providers ( n =  36) in rural and urban areas in five provinces...
October 20, 2016: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334476/implementing-guidelines-for-preventing-identifying-and-treating-adolescent-overweight-and-obesity-school-nurses-perceptions-of-the-challenges-involved
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Sølvi Helseth, Kirsti Riiser, Bettina Holmberg Fagerlund, Nina Misvaer
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to gain a better understanding of school nurses' perceptions of the challenges involved in implementing national guidelines on managing overweight and obesity in adolescents. BACKGROUND: National guidelines for the management of childhood overweight and obesity are developed in many countries to translate scientific knowledge into practice. However, several challenges are involved in their implementation. DESIGN AND METHODS: A qualitative design with focus group interviews was chosen for data collection...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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