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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053607/does-migration-limit-the-effect-of-health-insurance-on-hypertension-management-in-china
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Hai Fang, Yinzi Jin, Miaomiao Zhao, Huyang Zhang, John A Rizzo, Donglan Zhang, Zhiyuan Hou
Background: In China, rapid urbanization has caused migration from rural to urban areas, and raised the prevalence of hypertension. However, public health insurance is not portable from one place to another, and migration may limit the effectiveness of this non-portable health insurance on healthcare. Our study aims to investigate whether migration limits the effectiveness of health insurance on hypertension management in China. Methods: Data were obtained from the national baseline survey of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2011, including 4926 hypertensive respondents with public health insurance...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053183/impact-of-recent-medicaid-expansions-on-office-based-primary-care-and-specialty-care-among-the-newly-eligible
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Adam I Biener, Samuel H Zuvekas, Steven C Hill
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effect of Medicaid expansions on office-based care among the newly eligible. DATA SOURCE: 2008-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. STUDY DESIGN: The main sample is adults age 26-64 with incomes ≤138% of poverty who were not eligible for Medicaid prior to the Affordable Care Act. For this population, difference-in-differences linear probability models compare utilization between expansion and nonexpansion states and between 2008-2013 and 2014...
October 20, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052655/psychological-distress-health-behaviors-and-benefit-finding-in-survivors-of-multiple-primary-cancers-results-from-the-2010-livestrong-survey
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Sarah M Belcher, Carissa A Low, Donna M Posluszny, Rebekkah Schear, Raegan E Kramer, Heidi S Donovan
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether survivorship of multiple primary cancers (MPCs) is associated with psychological distress, positive health behaviors, and benefit finding.
. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the 2010 Livestrong cross-sectional survey.
. SETTING: Online survey.
. SAMPLE: 238 MPC survivors and 3,295 single cancer survivors.
. METHODS: Chi-square and t tests for group comparisons were used...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052519/circuit-training-enhances-function-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Wei-Bin Hsu, Wun-Jer Shen, Zin-Rong Lin, Shr-Hsin Chang, Robert Wen-Wei Hsu
BACKGROUND: The number of patients receiving total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been rising every year due to the aging population and the obesity epidemic. Post-operative rehabilitation is important for the outcome of TKA. METHODS: A series of 34 patients who underwent primary unilateral TKA was retrospectively collected and divided into either exercise group (n = 16) and control group (n = 18). The exercise group underwent a 24-week course of circuit training beginning 3 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052504/family-effects-on-the-rurality-of-gp-s-work-location-a-longitudinal-panel-study
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Matthew R McGrail, Deborah J Russell, Belinda G O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Reduced opportunities for children's schooling and spouse's/partner's employment are identified internationally as key barriers to general practitioners (GPs) working rurally. This paper aims to measure longitudinal associations between the rurality of GP work location and having (i) school-aged children and (ii) a spouse/partner in the workforce. METHODS: Participants included 4377 GPs responding to at least two consecutive annual surveys of the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) national longitudinal study between 2008 and 2014...
October 19, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052345/views-of-diverse-primary-care-patients-on-the-roles-of-healthcare-providers-and-staff-and-the-influence-of-other-variables-in-their-weight-management
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C M Tucker, J L Williams, G M Wippold, L A Bilello, T A Morrissette, A J Good, N R Shah, N E Rowland
The prevalence of overweight/obesity is disproportionately higher among racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients. The purpose of this study was to survey racially diverse, low-income patients regarding their experiences with and desires regarding their providers' involvement in weight management. Adult patients (N = 529), including mostly African American (42.7%), White (44.6%) and low-income (55.5% with incomes <$30 000) patients from 7 Patient-Centered Medical Homes voluntarily completed a brief anonymous survey while waiting to see their providers...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051912/evaluating-diabetes-care-for-patients-with-serious-mental-illness-using-the-chronic-care-model-a-pilot-study
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Kelly Vaez, Lauren Diegel-Vacek, Catherine Ryan, Pamela Martyn-Nemeth
People with serious mental illness (SMI) have a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and shorter life span due to medical health problems. The chronic care model (CCM) has been used to improve care of patients with T2DM. One clinical organization that provided primary care to patients with SMI had excellent diabetes outcomes but did not have information on how they achieved those outcomes. Thus, we conducted a pilot study chart review for 30 patients with T2DM and SMI to determine how well the clinic's system aligned with the overall CCM components and which components correlated with diabetes control...
January 2017: Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051755/estimating-primary-production-of-picophytoplankton-using-the-carbon-based-ocean-productivity-model-a-preliminary-study
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Yantao Liang, Yongyu Zhang, Nannan Wang, Tingwei Luo, Yao Zhang, Richard B Rivkin
Picophytoplankton are acknowledged to contribute significantly to primary production (PP) in the ocean while now the method to measure PP of picophytoplankton (PPPico) at large scales is not yet well established. Although the traditional (14)C method and new technologies based on the use of stable isotopes (e.g., (13)C) can be employed to accurately measure in situ PPPico, the time-consuming and labor-intensive shortage of these methods constrain their application in a survey on large spatiotemporal scales...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051720/old-age-pension-and-intergenerational-living-arrangements-a-regression-discontinuity-design
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Xi Chen
China launched a pension program for rural residents in 2009, now covering more than 300 million Chinese. This program offers a unique setting for studying the ageing population, given the rapidity of China's population ageing, traditions of filial piety and co-residence, decreasing number of children, and dearth of formal social security, at a relatively low income level. This paper examines whether receipt of the old-age pension payment equips elderly parents and their adult children to live apart and whether parents substitute children's time involved in instrumental support to them with service consumption...
June 2017: Review of Economics of the Household
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050912/a-systematic-review-of-the-measurement-of-function-in-late-life-depression
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Kathleen S Bingham, Sanjeev Kumar, Deirdre R Dawson, Benoit H Mulsant, Alastair J Flint
Recovery of everyday premorbid function is a primary goal in the treatment of depression. Measurement of function is an important part of achieving this goal. A multitude of scales have been used to measure function in depression, reflecting the complex, multifaceted nature of functioning. Currently, however, there are no evidence-based guidelines to assist the researcher or clinician in deciding which instruments are best suited to measure function in late-life depression (LLD). Thus, the aims of this study are to 1) systematically review and identify the instrumental activities of daily living and social functioning assessment instruments used in the LLD literature; 2) identify and appraise the measurement properties of these instruments; and 3) suggest factors for LLD researchers and clinicians to consider when selecting functional assessment instruments and make pertinent recommendations...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050739/-evaluation-about-patient-s-knowledge-on-their-direct-oral-anticoagulants-treatment
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V Pouyet, P Abassade, R Cador
AIM OF THE STUDY: Patient's knowledge about their treatment is poor, generally speaking. New oral anticoagulants are easier to use compared to antivitamin K, and they are going to increase. This simplification can underestimate their high potential risk. We have assessed patient's knowledge about their direct oral anticoagulants. METHODS: It was a quantitative, observational, multicentric, prospective study, on 50 patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants. They have been included from November 2015 to February 2017, in Île-de-France...
October 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049490/association-of-rhinoplasty-with-perceived-attractiveness-success-and-overall-health
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Jason C Nellis, Masaru Ishii, Kristin L Bater, Ira D Papel, Theda C Kontis, Patrick J Byrne, Kofi D O Boahene, Lisa E Ishii
Importance: To date, the impact of rhinoplasty surgery on social perceptions has not been quantified. Objective: To measure the association of rhinoplasty with observer-graded perceived attractiveness, success, and overall health. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a web-based survey, blinded casual observers viewed independent images of 13 unique patient faces before or after rhinoplasty. Delphi method was used to select standardized patient images, confirming appropriate patient candidacy and overall surgical effect...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049051/baseline-understanding-of-urinary-incontinence-and-prolapse-in-new-urogynecology-patients
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Emily R W Davidson, Erinn M Myers, Jacquia F De La Cruz, AnnaMarie Connolly
OBJECTIVES: Investigators sought to assess whether age was related to patient understanding of pelvic floor disorders; given studies show that increased age is associated with lower health literacy. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey of new urogynecology patients. Enrolled participants completed a survey including demographics, history of urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse symptoms and treatment, the Prolapse and Incontinence Knowledge Questionnaire (PIKQ), self-assessment of UI and prolapse knowledge, and a pelvic anatomy diagram to label...
October 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048542/adolescent-information-management-and-parental-knowledge-in-non-latino-white-and-latino-youth-managing-type-1-diabetes
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Christy Tucker, Deborah J Wiebe, Alexandra Main, Alyssa G Lee, Perrin C White
The objective of this study is to examine associations between adolescents' regulation of information about their type 1 diabetes (adolescent disclosure, secrecy), parental knowledge about their adolescent's diabetes management, diabetes outcomes (adherence, HbA1c), and depressive symptoms in Non-Latino White and Latino families. In all, 118 adolescents (56 = Latino, 62 = Non-Latino White) completed surveys of disclosure to and secrecy from parents, parental knowledge of adolescent diabetes management, adherence, and depressive symptoms, and mothers completed measures of maternal knowledge and adolescent adherence...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048131/sickness-absence-following-breast-cancer-surgery-a-two-year-follow-up-cohort-study
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Lena-Marie Petersson, Marjan Vaez, Marie I Nilsson, Fredrik Saboonchi, Kristina Alexanderson, Mariann Olsson, Agneta Wennman-Larsen
RATIONALE AND AIM: Most women of working ages with limited breast cancer (BC) have returned to work within the first year after diagnosis. However, little is known about what is happening during this year regarding sickness absence and return to work. Also, the knowledge is very limited about the occurrence of part-time sickness absence after BC diagnosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe occurrence, extent and length of SA during a two-year follow-up after BC surgery and to analyse the association between being SA and type of cancer treatment...
October 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047349/professional-identity-career-choices-and-working-conditions-of-future-and-young-dentists-in-germany-study-design-and-methods-of-a-nationwide-comprehensive-survey
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Nele Kettler, Nicolas Frenzel Baudisch, Wolfgang Micheelis, David Klingenberger, A Rainer Jordan
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding young and future dentists' career choices, professional identity, and working conditions in Germany. While the dental healthcare environment and demands in treatment are changing, it remains unclear what job perceptions young dentists have developed at the beginning of their work life and if and how these perceptions change during the subsequent years. The aim of this study was to survey future and young dentists regarding their professional identity, planned career paths, and working conditions and strains to understand career decisions and choices and enable policy makers to include future dentists' views and expectations in their decisions...
October 18, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047076/increased-rates-of-documented-alcohol-counseling-in-primary-care-more-counseling-or-just-more-documentation
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Douglas Berger, Gwen T Lapham, Susan M Shortreed, Eric J Hawkins, Anna D Rubinsky, Emily C Williams, Carol E Achtmeyer, Daniel R Kivlahan, Katharine A Bradley
BACKGROUND: Clinical performance measures often require documentation of patient counseling by healthcare providers. Little is known about whether such measures encourage delivery of counseling or merely its documentation. OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in provider documentation of alcohol counseling and patient report of receiving alcohol counseling in the Veterans Administration (VA) from 2009 to 2012. DESIGN: Retrospective time-series analysis...
October 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046715/mental-health-training-for-primary-health-care-workers-and-implication-for-success-of-integration-of-mental-health-into-primary-care-evaluation-of-effect-on-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-kap
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Getinet Ayano, Dawit Assefa, Kibrom Haile, Asrat Chaka, Kelemua Haile, Melat Solomon, Kalkidan Yohannis, Akilew Awoke, Kemal Jemal
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders are always remained a neglected public health problems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), most people with mental disorders never receive effective care and there is a large treatment gap. In order to solve the problem integration of mental health into primary health care is recommended and in Ethiopia implementation of the scale of mental health services at primary health care level was started in 2014. For the success of the integration of mental health into primary health care, primary care health professionals are the key personnel who are responsible for the management of mental, neurologic and substance use disorders...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046022/-prevalence-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-its-symptoms-in-the-school-children-population-of-cuernavaca-morelos-mexico
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Eleazar Mancilla-Hernández, Evaristo Víctor Manuel González-Solórzano, Miguel Alejandro Medina-Ávalos, Raúl Humberto Barnica-Alvarado
BACKGROUND: Studies on allergic rhinitis prevalence have found significant variations in their results, even in closely-living populations. OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and its symptoms in schoolchildren from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. METHODS: Cross-sectional, descriptive study on the prevalence of allergic rhinitis diagnosis and symptoms, where the "Diagnostic questionnaire for epidemiological studies" was used between June and December 2015 in pre-school and primary and secondary school population, after authorization was granted by parents and school authorities...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045991/naloxone-counseling-for-harm-reduction-and-patient-engagement
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Jonathan K Han, Lucas G Hill, Marianne E Koenig, Niladri Das
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid-related deaths. Naloxone, the drug of choice for reversing acute opioid overdose, is not routinely prescribed for outpatient use. The aims of this project were to improve naloxone awareness, increase naloxone prescribing, and prevent opioid overdoses. METHODS: A naloxone counseling intervention was implemented in three family health centers by an interprofessional team of providers including family medicine physicians, clinical pharmacists, and social workers...
October 2017: Family Medicine
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