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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317499/a-multi-country-study-of-harms-to-children-because-of-others-drinking
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Anne-Marie Laslett, Georgia Rankin, Orratai Waleewong, Sarah Callinan, Hanh T M Hoang, Ramon Florenzano, Siri Hettige, Isidore Obot, Latsamy Siengsounthone, Akanidomo Ibanga, Ann Hope, Jonas Landberg, Hanh T M Vu, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Dag Rekve, Robin Room
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to ascertain and compare the prevalence and correlates of alcohol-related harms to children cross-nationally. METHOD: National and regional sample surveys of randomly selected households included 7,848 carers (4,223 women) from eight countries (Australia, Chile, Ireland, Lao People's Democratic Republic [PDR], Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam). Country response rates ranged from 35% to 99%. Face-to-face or telephone surveys asking about harm from others' drinking to children ages 0-17 years were conducted, including four specific harms: that because of others' drinking in the past year children had been (a) physically hurt, (b) verbally abused, (c) exposed to domestic violence, or (d) left unsupervised...
March 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317486/abnormal-clock-gene-expression-and-locomotor-activity-rhythms-in-two-month-old-female-appswe-ps1de9-mice
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Olaide Oyegbami, Hilary M Collins, Marie C Pardon, Fran Jp Ebling, David M Heery, Paula M Moran
In addition to cognitive decline, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is also characterized by agitation and disruptions in activity and sleep. These symptoms typically occur in the evening or at night and have been referred to as 'sundowning'. These symptoms are especially difficult for carers and there are no specific drug treatments. There is increasing evidence that these symptoms reflect an underlying pathology of circadian rhythm generation and transmission. We investigated whether a transgenic mouse model relevant to AD (APPswe/PS1dE9) exhibits circadian alterations in locomotor activity and expression of clock genes involved in the regulation of the circadian cycle...
March 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317329/predicting-psychological-distress-of-informal-carers-of-individuals-with-major-depression-or-bipolar-disorder
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David Wasley, Samantha Eden
Caring for someone with a mental illness is associated with high levels of burden and psychological distress. Understanding these factors could be important to prevent the development of physical and mental health problems in carers. The purpose of the present study was to determine the contribution of coping styles and social support in predicting the psychological distress reported by informal carers (IC) of individuals with major depression or bipolar disorder. IC (n = 72) of adults with a diagnosed depressive illness were recruited from mental health organizations within the community setting...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303618/australian-mental-health-consumers-and-carers-expect-more-health-management-information-from-community-pharmacy
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Jasmina Fejzic, Kathy Knox, Hendrika Laetitia Hattingh, Amary Mey, Denise McConnell, Amanda J Wheeler
OBJECTIVE: To identify the health management information needs of Australian mental health consumers and carers and explore the role of community pharmacy in meeting those needs. METHOD: Interviews and focus groups were conducted with a purposive convenience sample of 74 mental health consumers and carers across three Australian states, representing metropolitan, rural and remote settings, including those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Recruitment and interviews continued until data saturation was reached...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302534/experience-of-anti-vegf-treatment-and-clinical-levels-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Hugo Senra, Konstantinos Balaskas, Neda Mahmoodi, Tariq Aslam
PURPOSE: To investigate detailed patient experiences specific to receiving vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF) for wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (wAMD), and to acquire a snapshot of the frequency of clinically significant levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress among patients and levels of burden in patients' carers. DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional mixed-methods study METHODS: 300 patients with wAMD receiving anti-VEGF treatment and 100 patient carers were recruited...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301485/a-review-of-patient-and-carer-participation-and-the-use-of-qualitative-research-in-the-development-of-core-outcome-sets
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Janet E Jones, Laura L Jones, Thomas J H Keeley, Melanie J Calvert, Jonathan Mathers
BACKGROUND: To be meaningful, a core outcome set (COS) should be relevant to all stakeholders including patients and carers. This review aimed to explore the methods by which patients and carers have been included as participants in COS development exercises and, in particular, the use and reporting of qualitative methods. METHODS: In August 2015, a search of the Core Outcomes Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) database was undertaken to identify papers involving patients and carers in COS development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294463/information-sharing-with-respite-care-services-for-older-adults-a-qualitative-exploration-of-carers-experiences
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Linda C McSwiggan, Judith Marston, Martin Campbell, Timothy B Kelly, Thilo Kroll
Respite services play an important role in supporting older adults and their carers. When an older person is unable to fully represent themselves, provision of respite care relies on effective information-sharing between carers and respite staff. This study aimed to explore, from carers' perspectives, the scope, quality and fit of information-sharing between carers, older people and respite services. An explorative, cross-sectional qualitative study involving a purposive sample of 24 carers, recruited via carer support groups and community groups in voluntary organisations, was undertaken in North East Scotland...
March 10, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294461/the-construction-of-help-during-radiotherapy-re-defining-informal-care
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Lynda Appleton, Elizabeth Perkins
OBJECTIVES: This paper will explore how help is constructed during and following radiotherapy for patients with cancer. METHODS: Grounded theory methods were used in the study to explore the way in which family members and friends constructed a role for themselves in relation to patients receiving radiotherapy. A total of 22 helpers were interviewed. Patients were being treated for a range of cancers including breast, prostate, colorectal and head and neck. RESULTS: Respondents in this study consistently defined themselves as 'helpers' rather than 'carers'...
March 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294303/a-disease-disorder-illness-or-condition-how-to-label-epilepsy
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A J Noble, A Robinson, A G Marson
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is an important source of guidance for health professionals when it comes to epilepsy. Their latest recommendation that epilepsy should no longer be called a "disorder," but a "disease" has though caused controversy. The ILAE contends the change will improve epilepsy's image. Some clinicians and other organizations fear the change may not though be accepted by patients as in common parlance "disease" can be associated with "contagiousness"/"infection." To allow practicing clinicians to make informed judgements about what language they use, we completed the first study to assess the preferences of those with epilepsy and significant others and explore if any of their characteristics were associated with preference...
March 14, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293996/effective-pain-management-in-patients-in-hospital
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Candy McCabe
Chronic pain is experienced by between one third and one half of the UK population. Nurses should ensure that patients' pain is assessed and managed when they present to hospital, including pre-existing chronic pain and acute pain as a result of trauma or surgical interventions. Acute pain that is inadequately managed may result in chronic pain, impeding the patient's return to normal function and daily activities. Depression and increasing age affect the likelihood of patients experiencing chronic pain. Nurses should be familiar with the pain assessment tools available for use with older people and be aware of the potential issues of polypharmacy and altered sensitivity to medication in older people...
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292206/mhealth-and-the-management-of-chronic-conditions-in-rural-areas-a-note-of-caution-from-southern-india
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Papreen Nahar, Nanda Kishore Kannuri, Sitamma Mikkilineni, G V S Murthy, Peter Phillimore
This article examines challenges facing implementation of likely mHealth programmes in rural India. Based on fieldwork in Andhra Pradesh in 2014, and taking as exemplars two chronic medical 'conditions' - type 2 diabetes and depression - we look at ways in which people in one rural area currently access medical treatment; we also explore how adults there currently use mobile phones in daily life, to gauge the realistic likelihood of uptake for possible mHealth initiatives. We identify the very different pathways to care for these two medical conditions, and we highlight the importance to the rural population of healthcare outside the formal health system provided by those known as registered medical practitioners (RMP), who despite their title are neither registered nor trained...
April 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290064/-symposium-the-future-of-informal-care
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Marjolein Broese van Groenou, Alice de Boer, Kim Putters, Kène Henkens, Henk Nies, Pearl A Dykstra, Hanna van Solinge, Cretien van Campen, Sjoerd Kooiker
Due to the reform of long term care in 2015, there is growing concern about whether groups at risk receive the care they need. People in need of care have to rely more on help from their social network. The increased need for informal care requires resilience and organizational skills of families, but also of volunteers, professionals and employers. What does this mean for the provision of informal care in the next decennia? The symposium 'The future of informal care', organized on January 26 2017 by the National Institute for Social Research and the Institute for Societal Resilience of the Vrije Universiteit, addressed possible answers to this question...
March 13, 2017: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287850/five-challenges-to-ethical-communication-for-interprofessional-paediatric-practice-a-social-work-perspective
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Clare Delany, Angela Richards, Helen Stewart, Lauren Kosta
In paediatric clinical care, what is said to a parent or carer as well as when, where, and how it is said, directly advances or diminishes parents' capacities to understand available options and to contribute to decisions about treatment for their child. This makes interprofessional and patient communication an ethical endeavour. Social workers are uniquely situated to observe, participate in, and provide an active link in the communication between families and other health team members. This article reports phenomenological research exploring ethical issues encountered by social workers in their everyday practice communicating with families and other health professionals in a paediatric hospital context in Australia...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284877/midwifery-continuity-of-carer-in-an-area-of-high-socio-economic-disadvantage-in-london-a-retrospective-analysis-of-albany-midwifery-practice-outcomes-using-routine-data-1997-2009
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Caroline Se Homer, Nicky Leap, Nadine Edwards, Jane Sandall
OBJECTIVE: in 1997, The Albany Midwifery Practice was established within King's College Hospital NHS Trust in a South East London area of high social disadvantage. The Albany midwives provided continuity of care to around 216 women per year, including those with obstetric, medical or social risk factors. In 2009, the Albany Midwifery Practice was closed in response to concerns about safety, amidst much publicity and controversy. The aim of this evaluation was to examine trends and outcomes for all mothers and babies who received care from the practice from 1997-2009...
February 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284181/aerial-medical-evacuation-of-health-workers-with-suspected-ebola-virus-disease-in-guinea-conakry-interest-of-a-negative-pressure-isolation-pod-a-case-series
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Jean-Michel Dindart, Olivier Peyrouset, Romain Palich, Abdoul Bing, Richard Kojan, Solenne Barbe, Souley Harouna, Nikki Blackwell
We report 4 cases of Health Workers (HW) suspected of having contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), transported from the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in N'Zerekore, Guinea to the Treatment Centre for Carers run by the medical corps of the French army in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, which was established on 17 January 2015 and closed on 7 July 2015. In total more than 500 HWs have died from EVD since the epidemic began. This mortality has had significant effects on the ability of local services to respond appropriately to the disaster...
March 11, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282735/paid-carers-a-new-research-challenge
#16
Justine Schneider
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282723/the-development-and-validation-of-the-dementia-quality-of-life-scale-for-older-family-carers-dqol-oc
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Deborah C Oliveira, Catherine Vass, Aimee Aubeeluck
PURPOSE: Little is known about how caregiving affects the quality of life (QoL) of older family carers and no dementia and age-specific QoL scale is available for use with this population. This study aimed to develop and validate a unique dementia caregiving- and age-specific tool - the 'Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers' (DQoL-OC). METHODS: The scale items were identified in focus groups with older family carers in the UK. Content and face validity were evaluated by a panel of six experts...
March 2, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281406/the-contributions-of-family-care-givers-at-end-of-life-a-national-post-bereavement-census-survey-of-cancer-carers-hours-of-care-and-expenditures
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Christine Rowland, Barbara Hanratty, Mark Pilling, Bernard van den Berg, Gunn Grande
BACKGROUND: Family members provide vital care at end of life, enabling patients to remain at home. Such informal care contributes significantly to the economy while supporting patients' preferences and government policy. However, the value of care-givers' contributions is often underestimated or overlooked in evaluations. Without information on the activities and expenditures involved in informal care-giving, it is impossible to provide an accurate assessment of carers' contribution to end-of-life care...
April 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280291/the-impact-of-congestion-charging-on-social-capital
#19
Luke A Munford
We analyse a new data set to examine how congestion charging policies affect an individual's investment social capital. We exploit a (quasi-) natural experiment - the implementation of the Western Extension Zone (WEZ) to the London Congestion Charging zone in 2007. We measure investment in social capital by using the frequency of visits to friends and family before and after the implementation of the WEZ. Using longitudinal data collected in January and November 2007 made available by Transport for London, we perform difference-in-difference analysis, using both OLS and interval regression, with the treatment group defined as those who used a car to make visits pre-WEZ...
March 2017: Transportation Research. Part A, Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276746/further-explorations-of-illness-uncertainty-carers-experiences-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Catherine S Hurt, Sophie Cleanthous, Stanton P Newman
OBJECTIVE: Dominant models of illness uncertainty define uncertainty as 'an inability to determine the meaning of illness-related events'. Recent research has shown patient uncertainty to be multidimensional encompassing personal issues indirectly affected by illness. The nature of carer uncertainty has yet to be fully explored. The present study aimed to investigate the nature of illness uncertainty in the carers of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: Eighteen carers of a spouse with PD participated in semistructured interviews...
February 7, 2017: Psychology & Health
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