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N T Jiam, A H Hoon, C F Hostetter, M M Khare
PURPOSE: To describe the development of important information about me (IIAM), an application (app) used to communicate and organize healthcare information for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD). METHODS: Prior to the development of IIAM version 1.0, households with NDD were selected to participate in a focus group. Respondents (n = 7) were parents of children with NDD. Participants were asked to use a beta version for at least 2 months in day-to-day applications and to complete a questionnaire at the end of the trial...
July 4, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Christina Nicolaidis, Dora Raymaker, Katherine McDonald, Steven Kapp, Michael Weiner, Elesia Ashkenazy, Martha Gerrity, Clarissa Kripke, Laura Platt, Amelia Baggs
BACKGROUND: The healthcare system is ill-equipped to meet the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to use a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to develop and evaluate tools to facilitate the primary healthcare of autistic adults. DESIGN: Toolkit development included cognitive interviewing and test-retest reliability studies. Evaluation consisted of a mixed-methods, single-arm pre/post-intervention comparison...
October 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Bruno Nardo, Marco Cannistrà, Vincenzo Diaco, Agostino Naso, Matteo Novello, Alessandra Zullo, Michele Ruggiero, Raffaele Grande, Rosario Sacco
INTRODUCTION: Smartphones changed the method by which doctors communicate with each other, offer modern functionalities sensitive to the context of use, and can represent a valuable ally in the healthcare system. Studies have shown that WhatsApp™ application can facilitate communication within the healthcare team and provide the attending physician a constant oversight of activities performed by junior team members. The aim of the study was to use WhatsApp between two distant surgical teams involved in a program of elective surgery to verify if it facilitates communication, enhances learning, and improves patient care preserving their privacy...
September 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Thomas M Katona, P Morgan Pattison, Steve Paolini
After decades of research and development on fabrication of efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) throughout the visible spectrum, LED-based lighting has reached unparalleled performance with respect to energy efficiency and has become the light source for virtually all new lighting products being designed today. The development of the core light sources and their subsequent integration into lighting systems continue to present unique challenges and opportunities for product designers. We review these systems and the current development status, as well as provide context for the trends in solid state lighting that are leading to the development of value-added lighting solutions that extend the domain of lighting beyond light generation, into fields as diverse as communications, healthcare, and agricultural production...
June 7, 2016: Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Zahava R S Rosenberg-Yunger, Anne F Klassen, Leila Amin, Leeat Granek, Norma M D'Agostino, Katherine M Boydell, Mark Greenberg, Ronald D Barr, Paul C Nathan
PURPOSE: Despite the risk for late effects in adult survivors of cancer in childhood or adolescence, many survivors fail to transition from pediatric to adult long-term follow-up (LTFU) care. The purpose of this study was to identify the barriers and facilitators of transition from pediatric to adult LTFU care. METHODS: In this qualitative study, 38 Canadian survivors of cancer in childhood or adolescence, currently aged 15-26 years, were interviewed using semi-structured, open-ended questions...
September 2013: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Tony Austin, Shanghua Sun, Yin Su Lim, David Nguyen, Nathan Lea, Archana Tapuria, Dipak Kalra
This paper describes the implementation of an Electronic Healthcare Record server inside a PostgreSQL relational database without dependency on any further middleware infrastructure. The five-part international standard for communicating healthcare records (ISO EN 13606) is used as the information basis for the design of the server. We describe some of the features that this standard demands that are provided by the server, and other areas where assumptions about the durability of communications or the presence of middleware lead to a poor fit...
2015: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Anthony L Rostain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Emma Paternotte, Sandra van Dulmen, Nadine van der Lee, Albert J J A Scherpbier, Fedde Scheele
OBJECTIVE: Due to migration, doctors see patients from different ethnic backgrounds. This causes challenges for the communication. To develop training programs for doctors in intercultural communication (ICC), it is important to know which barriers and facilitators determine the quality of ICC. This study aimed to provide an overview of the literature and to explore how ICC works. METHODS: A systematic search was performed to find literature published before October 2012...
April 2015: Patient Education and Counseling
Yoshiki Ishikawa, Hiromu Nishiuchi, Hana Hayashi, Kasisomayajula Viswanath
BACKGROUND: Considerable evidence suggests that communication inequality is one potential mechanism linking social determinants, particularly socioeconomic status, and health inequalities. This study aimed to examine how dimensions of health communication outcomes (health information seeking, self-efficacy, exposure, and trust) are patterned by socioeconomic status in Japan. METHODS: Data of a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of 2,455 people aged 15-75 years in Japan were used for secondary analysis...
2012: PloS One
Tara Renton, Justin Durham, Vishal R Aggarwal
There are currently four main pain classification systems relevant to orofacial pain (OFP): the International Association for the Study of Pain, International Classification of Headache Disorders, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. Of the four, the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders is the most biopsychosocial system, with the remaining three focusing more on the biomedical aspects. Unsurprisingly, clinical scientists and clinicians have both reported perceived deficiencies in the published systems and have proposed further modified classifications and nomenclature for OFP...
May 2012: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Robyn O'Halloran, Linda Worrall, Louise Hickson
BACKGROUND: Previous research has identified that many patients admitted into acute hospital stroke units have communication-related impairments such as hearing, vision, speech, language and/or cognitive communicative impairment. However, no research has identified how many patients in acute hospital stroke units have difficulty actually communicating their healthcare needs. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptualizes difficulty communicating about healthcare needs as a type of activity limitation, within the Activity and Participation component...
March 2012: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
Zenobia Chan, Carmen Kan, Patrick Lee, Isabel Chan, Joyce Lam
AIM: This article reports on a systematic review of qualitative studies on patients' experiences of preoperative communication with healthcare professionals. BACKGROUND: Communication is critical for providing efficient care to patients. It is especially important for patients waiting for surgery, as they experience a variety of unknowns before the procedure. Through communication with healthcare professionals, patients gain a better understanding of the surgery and the issues related to their life after the surgery...
March 2012: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Robert Graham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2011: Hospitals & Health Networks
Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Raul C Ribeiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2011: Lancet Oncology
Mandie Foster, Lisa Whitehead, Patricia Maybee
BACKGROUND: In paediatrics family centred care (FCC) is a widely used model of care that is believed to help meet the emotional, psychological and developmental needs of the hospitalized child. However, perceptions of the effectiveness of the operationalization of FCC in terms of meeting family needs are varied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to explore the attitudes towards and experiences of FCC by healthcare professionals and parents during the hospitalization of a child...
September 2010: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Terri L Byczkowski, Linda M Kollar, Maria T Britto
PURPOSE: Providing healthcare for adolescents involves balancing parents' and adolescents' needs, and little research addressing, measuring, and achieving this balance has been conducted. A first step for healthcare providers toward achieving this balance is to understand the differences between parents and adolescents regarding perceptions of outpatient care experiences. This study was to explore and compare the experiences of care between parents and adolescents in a primary care setting...
July 2010: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Kenneth S Boockvar, Orah R Burack
OBJECTIVES: To identify organizational factors and hospital and nursing home organizational relationships associated with more-effective processes of care during hospital-nursing home patient transfer. DESIGN: Mailed survey. SETTING: Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing homes in New York State. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing home administrators, with input from other nursing home staff. MEASUREMENTS: Key predictor variables were travel time between the hospital and the nursing home, affiliation with the same health system, same corporate owner, trainees from the same institution, pharmacy or laboratory agreements, continuous physician care, number of beds in the hospital, teaching status, and frequency of geriatrics specialty care in the hospital...
July 2007: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
George Rust, Kofi Kondwani, Ruben Martinez, Roberto Dansie, Winston Wong, Yvonne Fry-Johnson, Rocio Del Milagro Woody, Elvan J Daniels, Janice Herbert-Carter, Laura Aponte, Harry Strothers
America is a multi-cultural society. Yet, there are cultural dimensions to the clinician-patient relationship that have not been systematically addressed in medical education or in clinical practice. Lack of diversity and lack of cross-cultural skills in the medical profession may contribute to health disparities in America. Cultural competence for the medical profession represents a core set of skills that can be learned to respectfully and effectively communicate healthcare information with diverse patient populations...
2006: Ethnicity & Disease
José L Calderón, Robert A Beltrán
The state of health communication for a given population is a function of several tiers of structure and process: government policy, healthcare directives, healthcare structure and process, and the ethnosocial realities of a multicultural society. Common yet specific to these tiers of health communication is the interpersonal and intergroup use of language in all its forms. Language is the most common behavior exhibited by humankind. Its use at all tiers determines quality of healthcare and quality of life for healthcare consumers: patients and their families...
2004: MedGenMed: Medscape General Medicine
T Volmer
Is it healthy to be wealthy? The answer to this simple but provocative question can be found in a wide variety of published studies, which evaluate the socio-economic equity of healthcare and the socio-economic impact of diseases. Studies have focused on avoidable mortality, race and ethnicity, environment and access to healthcare services, and many found supporting facts of the above thesis, mostly based on cardiovascular diseases. But what about asthma? Additional factors such as risk behaviours e.g. smoking, excessive use of beta-agonists or general non-compliance with asthma medication have been investigated and found to be contributing to adverse health outcomes...
2001: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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