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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25689176/importance-of-scientific-resources-among-local-public-health-practitioners
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Robert P Fields, Katherine A Stamatakis, Kathleen Duggan, Ross C Brownson
OBJECTIVES: We examined the perceived importance of scientific resources for decision-making among local health department (LHD) practitioners in the United States. METHODS: We used data from LHD practitioners (n = 849). Respondents ranked important decision-making resources, methods for learning about public health research, and academic journal use. We calculated descriptive statistics and used logistic regression to measure associations of individual and LHD characteristics with importance of scientific resources...
April 2015: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25689192/profile-of-the-public-health-workforce-registered-train-learners-in-the-united-states
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Jeffery A Jones, Lois Banks, Ilya Plotkin, Sunny Chanthavongsa, Nathan Walker
OBJECTIVES: We analyzed data from the TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), the most widely used public health workforce training system in the United States, to describe the public health workforce and characteristics of individual public health workers. METHODS: We extracted self-reported demographic data of 405,095 learners registered in the TRAIN online system in 2012. RESULTS: Mirroring the results of other public health workforce studies, TRAIN learners are disproportionately women, college educated, and White compared with the populations they serve...
April 2015: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25689196/measuring-public-health-practice-and-outcomes-in-chronic-disease-a-call-for-coordination
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Deborah S Porterfield, Todd Rogers, LaShawn M Glasgow, Leslie M Beitsch
A strategic opportunity exists to coordinate public health systems and services researchers' efforts to develop local health department service delivery measures and the efforts of divisions within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) to establish outcome indicators for public health practice in chronic disease. Several sets of outcome indicators developed by divisions within NCCDPHP and intended for use by state programs can be tailored to assess outcomes of interventions within smaller geographic areas or intervention settings...
April 2015: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24112715/systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-prescription-opioids-including-abuse-deterrent-formulations-in-non-cancer-pain-management
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Edward Michna, Wendy Y Cheng, Caroline Korves, Howard Birnbaum, Ryan Andrews, Zhou Zhou, Ashish V Joshi, David Schaaf, Jack Mardekian, Mei Sheng
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to compare safety and efficacy outcomes between opioids formulated with technologies designed to deter or resist tampering (i.e., abuse-deterrent formulations [ADFs]) and non-ADFs for commonly prescribed opioids for treatment of non-cancer pain in adults. METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched for opioid publications between September 1, 2001 and August 31, 2011, and pivotal clinical trials from all years; abstracts from key pain conferences (2010-2011) were also reviewed...
January 2014: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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