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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095941/preparation-for-the-end-of-life-and-life-completion-during-late-stage-lung-cancer-an-exploratory-analysis
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Gail Adorno, Cara Wallace
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore preparation for the end of life (EoL) and life closure among persons with advanced metastatic lung cancer. Understanding quality of life through the lens of preparation and completion is important since the trajectory of lung cancer can be relatively short, often leading to application of cancer-directed therapies near death without the opportunity for advance planning or palliative care. Clinical research is needed to understand the kinds of distress specific to older adults with advanced lung cancer that are amendable to palliative care interventions...
January 18, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095855/meet-us-on-the-phone-mobile-phone-programs-for-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-in-low-to-middle-income-countries
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Nicole B Ippoliti, Kelly L'Engle
INTRODUCTION: mHealth as a technical area has seen increasing interest and promise from both developed and developing countries. While published research from higher income countries on mHealth solutions for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is growing, there is much less documentation of SRH mHealth interventions for youth living in resource-poor settings. We conducted a global landscape analysis to answer the following research question: How are programs using mHealth interventions to improve adolescent SRH in low to middle income countries (LMICs)? METHODS: To obtain the latest information about mHealth programs targeting youth SRH, a global call for project resources was issued in 2014...
January 17, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071867/identifying-effective-nurse-led-care-transition-interventions-for-older-adults-with-complex-needs-using-a-structured-expert-panel
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Lianne Jeffs, Kerry Kuluski, Madelyn Law, Marianne Saragosa, Sherry Espin, Ella Ferris, Jane Merkley, Brenda Dusek, Monika Kastner, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Nursing plays a central role in facilitating care transitions for complex older adults, yet there is no consensus of the components of nurse-led care transitions interventions to facilitate high quality care transitions among complex older adults. A structured expert panel was established with the purpose of identifying effective nurse-led care transition interventions. METHODS: A modified Delphi consensus technique based on the RAND method was employed...
January 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069079/do-the-sex-composition-of-living-children-and-the-desire-for-additional-children-affect-future-intention-to-use-contraception-in-ethiopia
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Rajesh Kumar Rai
Information on future intention to use contraceptives is a potential programme indicator for family planning services. Using three consecutive rounds of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) data collected in 2000, 2005 and 2011, this study examined whether the sex composition of living children and future desire for additional children were associated with the intention to use contraceptives among Ethiopian women aged 15-49 years who were not using any method of contraception at the time of the survey...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069056/determinants-of-fertility-desire-among-married-or-cohabiting-individuals-in-rakai-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joseph K B Matovu, Fredrick Makumbi, Rhoda K Wanyenze, David Serwadda
BACKGROUND: Recent trends in fertility rates indicate declines in total fertility rate (TFR) in some sub-Saharan African countries. However, countries such as Uganda continue to have a persistently high TFR partly attributed to strong preferences for large family sizes. We explored the factors that influence fertility desire among married or cohabiting individuals in Rakai, a rural district in southwestern Uganda. METHODS: This cross-sectional study of fertility desire (desire to have another child) was nested in a cluster-randomized demand-creation intervention trial for the promotion of couples' HIV counseling and testing uptake among married or cohabiting individuals that was conducted in Rakai district between March 1 and April 30, 2015...
January 10, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064525/healthy-children-strong-families-2-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-healthy-lifestyle-intervention-for-american-indian-families-designed-using-community-based-approaches
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Emily J Tomayko, Ronald J Prince, Kate A Cronin, Tassy Parker, Kyungmann Kim, Vernon M Grant, Judith N Sheche, Alexandra K Adams
Background/Aims Few obesity prevention trials have focused on young children and their families in the home environment, particularly in underserved communities. Healthy Children, Strong Families 2 is a randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle intervention for American Indian children and their families, a group at very high risk of obesity. The study design resulted from our long-standing engagement with American Indian communities, and few collaborations of this type resulting in the development and implementation of a randomized clinical trial have been described...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063850/patient-education-about-the-affordable-care-act-contraceptive-coverage-requirement-increases-interest-in-using-long-acting-reversible-contraception
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Julia C Durante, Elisabeth J Woodhams
BACKGROUND: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance to cover all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives at no cost to patients, including highly effective long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Our objective was to determine whether a brief educational intervention about these provisions would increase interest in LARC use. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional survey of women seeking contraceptive care in an urban outpatient obstetrics/gynecology clinic...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062618/use-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-the-onset-monitoring-the-progression-and-risk-stratification-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Benjamin M Scirica
BACKGROUND: As the worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) increases, it is even more important to develop cost-effective methods to predict and diagnose the onset of diabetes, monitor progression, and risk stratify patients in terms of subsequent cardiovascular and diabetes complications. CONTENT: Nonlaboratory clinical risk scores based on risk factors and anthropomorphic data can help identify patients at greatest risk of developing diabetes, but glycemic indices (hemoglobin A1c, fasting plasma glucose, and oral glucose tolerance tests) are the cornerstones for diagnosis, and the basis for monitoring therapy...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059054/randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-families-for-health-a-family-based-childhood-obesity-treatment-intervention-delivered-in-a-community-setting-for-ages-6-to-11-years
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Wendy Robertson, Joanna Fleming, Atiya Kamal, Thomas Hamborg, Kamran A Khan, Frances Griffiths, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Nigel Stallard, Stavros Petrou, Douglas Simkiss, Elizabeth Harrison, Sung Wook Kim, Margaret Thorogood
BACKGROUND: Effective programmes to help children manage their weight are required. 'Families for Health' focuses on a parenting approach, designed to help parents develop their parenting skills to support lifestyle change within the family. Families for Health version 1 showed sustained reductions in mean body mass index (BMI) z-score after 2 years in a pilot project. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...
January 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051924/does-working-in-the-agricultural-sector-affect-the-selection-of-a-family-planning-method
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Sibel Ayhan, Fatma Gözükara, Ibrahim Koruk
Seasonal farmworkers are one of the groups that should be examined in terms of family planning method because low socio-economic levels, limited accommodation and living conditions in agricultural areas can restrict workers' access to information and health services. The study was carried out to determine the effect of working environment in agriculture on female seasonal workers' choice of family planning method. This cross-sectional study was performed on 300 women. It was found that the working and living conditions in the agricultural sector forced women to change their family planning method...
January 4, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050709/experiences-with-the-survivorship-care-plan-in-primary-care-providers-of-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Neel S Iyer, Hannah-Rose Mitchell, Daniel J Zheng, Wilhelmenia L Ross, Nina S Kadan-Lottick
PURPOSE: Focusing on primary care providers (PCPs) of known childhood cancer survivors, we used a mixed methods approach to understand providers' experiences with the survivorship care plan (SCP), as well as preferences and barriers regarding survivorship care. METHODS: The SCP was sent to 202 eligible PCPs of patients attending a regional survivorship clinic. The PCPs then completed quantitative postal surveys. Sixteen PCPs underwent an additional qualitative interview...
January 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050224/perspectives-from-geriatric-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-their-caregivers-on-gaps-in-care-quality
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Nahid Azad, G Lemay, J Li, M Benzaquen, L Khoury
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that care experiences for complex HF patients could be improved by simple organizational and process changes, rather than complex clinical mechanisms. This survey identifies care gaps and recommends simple changes. METHODS: The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods at The Ottawa Hospital, Geriatric Medical Unit during a three-month period. RESULTS: Nineteen patients (average age 85, 12 female) surveyed...
December 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048510/su-f-t-499-anatomic-features-for-selection-of-electronic-tissue-compensation-radiotherapy-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Y Song, M Zhang, N Yue, L Gan, X Chen, T Zhang, G Ren
PURPOSE: To explore the correlations between anatomic features and dose-volumetric parameters in 3DCRT and eComp whole breast irradiation and identify the feasibility of anatomic parameters to predict the planning method selection. METHODS: We compared the effectiveness between conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and electronic tissue compensation (eComp) for whole breast irradiation. 3DCRT and eComp planning techniques were used to generate treatment plans for 60 whole breast patients, respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046045/playing-the-catch-up-game-accelerating-the-scale-up-of-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-pmtct-services-to-eliminate-new-pediatric-hiv-infection-in-nigeria
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Edward Adekola Oladele, Hadiza Khamofu, Seun Asala, Mariya Saleh, Uche Ralph-Opara, Charles Nwosisi, Chukwuma Anyaike, Catherine Gana, Oluwasanmi Adedokun, Rebecca Dirks, Olufunsho Adebayo, Modupe Oduwole, Justin Mandala, Kwasi Torpey
INTRODUCTION: As the world is making progress towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, poor coverage of PMTCT services in Nigeria remains a major challenge. In order to address this, scale-up was planned with activities organized into 3 phases. This paper describes the process undertaken in eight high burden Nigerian states to rapidly close PMTCT coverage gaps at facility and population levels between February 2013 and March 2014. METHODS: Activities were grouped into three phases-pre-assessment phase (engagement of a wide range of stakeholders), assessment (rapid health facility assessment, a cross sectional survey using mixed methods conducted in the various states between Feb and May 2013 and impact modelling), and post-assessment (drawing up costed state operational plans to achieve eMTCT by 2015, data-driven smart scale-up)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045570/preventing-unintended-pregnancy-among-young-sexually-active-women-recognizing-the-role-of-violence-self-esteem-and-depressive-symptoms-on-use-of-contraception
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Deborah B Nelson, Huaqing Zhao, Rachel Corrado, Dimitrios M Mastrogiannnis, Stephen J Lepore
OBJECTIVES: Ineffective contraceptive use among young sexually active women is extremely prevalent and poses a significant risk for unintended pregnancy (UP). Ineffective contraception involves the use of the withdrawal method or the inconsistent use of other types of contraception (i.e., condoms and birth control pills). This investigation examined violence exposure and psychological factors related to ineffective contraceptive use among young sexually active women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Young, nonpregnant sexually active women (n = 315) were recruited from an urban family planning clinic in 2013 to participate in a longitudinal study...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042772/factors-of-rapid-cognitive-decline-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Pierre Koskas, Mariela Cecile Henry-Feugeas, Jean Paul Feugeas, Phalla Ou, Olivier Drunat
BACKGROUND: Rapid Cognitive Decline (RCD) in Alzheimer Disease (AD) is associated with a worse disease progression. There is no consensual predictor of RCD and only a few studies have focused on RCD in late-onset dementia, the most common form of AD Objective: To identify the predictors of RCD, in a population of community-dwelling patients with recently diagnosed late onset AD Methods: Community-dwelling subjects aged>75 consulting for the first time in Old Age Memory outpatient center from 2009 to 2012 were considered...
January 2, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031302/a-review-of-10-years-of-vasectomy-programming-and-research-in-low-resource-settings
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REVIEW
Dominick Shattuck, Brian Perry, Catherine Packer, Dawn Chin Quee
Vasectomy is a highly effective and safe contraceptive method for couples who want to stop childbearing, but only 2.4% of men around the world use this method. We conducted an extensive review of the vasectomy research literature and programmatic reports, published between April 2005 and April 2015, to synthesize barriers and facilitators to vasectomy adoption. Of the more than 230 documents initially retrieved in our search, we ultimately included 75 documents in our review and synthesized the findings according to the Supply-Enabling Environment-Demand (SEED) Programming Model...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031299/key-role-of-drug-shops-and-pharmacies-for-family-planning-in-urban-nigeria-and-kenya
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Meghan Corroon, Essete Kebede, Gean Spektor, Ilene Speizer
BACKGROUND: The Family Planning 2020 initiative aims to reach 120 million new family planning users by 2020. Drug shops and pharmacies are important private-sector sources of contraception in many contexts but are less well understood than public-sector sources, especially in urban environments. This article explores the role that drug shops and pharmacies play in the provision of contraceptive methods in selected urban areas of Nigeria and Kenya as well as factors associated with women's choice of where to obtain these methods...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031298/strengthening-government-leadership-in-family-planning-programming-in-senegal-from-proof-of-concept-to-proof-of-implementation-in-2-districts
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Barry Aichatou, Cheikh Seck, Thierno Souleymane Baal Anne, Gabrielle Clémentine Deguenovo, Alexis Ntabona, Ruth Simmons
Given Senegal's limited resources, the country receives substantial support from externally funded partner organizations to provide family planning and maternal and child health services. These organizations often take a strong and sometimes independent role in implementing interventions with their own structures and personnel, thereby bypassing the government district health system. This article presents findings from the Initiative Sénégalaise de Santé Urbaine (ISSU) (Senegal Urban Health Initiative) that assessed in 2 districts, Diamniadio and Rufisque, the extent to which it was feasible to create stronger government ownership and leadership in implementing a simplified package of family planning interventions from among those previously tested in other districts...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030488/a-novel-method-of-optimizing-patient-and-family-centered-care-in-the-icu-family-presence-on-icu-rounds
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Steven R Allen, Jose Pascual, Niels Martin, Patrick Reilly, Gina Luckianow, Elizabeth Datner, Kimberly A Davis, Lewis J Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Patient and family centered care permeates critical care where there are often multiple teams involved in management. A method of facilitating information sharing to support shared decision-making is essential in appropriately rendering care.This study sought to determine whether incorporating family members on rounds in the ICU improves patient and family knowledge, and whether doing so improves team time management and satisfaction with the process. METHODS: A nonrandomized, comparative before and after trial of incorporating family members on rounds (July-December 2009 vs January-July 2010) in a single quarternary center's Surgical ICU assessed: 1) family member knowledge, 2) nurse and physician satisfaction with the intervention, 3) frequency and timing of family meetings, and 4) physician workflow...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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