The Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) is a specialized treatment program for patients who are currently experiencing a psychotic episode or who have recieved a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder within the past year.
First episode psychosis (FEP) has been associated with structural brain changes, largely identified by volumetric analyses. Advances in neuroimaging processing have made it possible to measure geometric properties that may identify subtle structural changes not appreciated by a measure of volume alone. In this study we adopt complementary methods of assessing the structural integrity of grey matter in FEP patients and assess whether these relate to patient clinical and functional outcome at 3year follow-up. 1.5Tesla T1-weighted Magnetic Resonance (MR) images were acquired for 46 patients experiencing their first episode of psychosis and 46 healthy controls. Cerebral cortical thickness and local gyrification index (LGI) were investigated using FreeSurfer software. Volume and shape of the hippocampus, caudate and lateral ventricles were assessed using manual tracing and spherical harmonics applied for shape description. A cluster of cortical thinning was identified in FEP compared to controls; ...
The aim of the study is to develop, carry out, evaluate and measure the effects of a new patient education program for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)in primary healthcare.. In an randomized controlled trial design the effects of the patient education program on coping, physical functioning, fatigue, pain, acceptance, anxiety, depression, quality of life, self- efficacy, and illness perception will be compared with treatment as usual.. The results of the main project will lead to the elaboration of the final patient education program that can be implemented in primary health care, as well as development of a training program for future program-conductors. ...
Diagnostic assessment of alcohol-induced psychotic disorders and delirium followed the guidelines of DSM-IV: a diagnosis of primary psychotic disorder was given if there was no evidence of heavy substance use or withdrawal, or if the psychotic symptoms were established before heavy substance use, or if the symptoms persisted for more than a month during a substance-free period. Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder was diagnosed only if a primary psychotic disorder had been ruled out. In alcohol-induced psychotic disorder, prominent psychotic symptoms occurred during or shortly after periods of heavy alcohol use. During these periods the psychotic symptoms were in excess of those usually associated with alcohol intoxication or withdrawal with perceptual disturbances, and severe enough to warrant clinical attention. To improve reliability the psychotic symptoms had to last at least 1 day, which is the minimum duration of brief psychotic disorder. The minimum duration of psychotic symptoms in ...
Mention of the Early Intervention Program was notably absent from the Governor's State of the State address. As I have alluded to in previous posts, this is an election year and it is not likely that Governor Cuomo wants to have a lot of chatter about how utterly incompetent his team was with the administration of such a program. The problems that have been seen in the Early Intervention Program don't fit the narrative of how great an Executive he is - and so it is all being ignored and swept under the rug and the best possible face is being placed on the data that spins its way into the newspapers. The Albany Times Union today mentioned that providers were 'grumbling' and that there were just some 'initial snags.' To state that there were only 'initial snags' is akin to saying that the Affordable Care Act rollout had a few 'glitches.' Seems like a familiar cover story ...
A survey was conducted of 15 early intervention programs in Region VI of the United States Public Health Service USPHS to determine when human immunodeficiency virus HIV - infected clients accessed care. Data were collected from 672 HIV-infected patients who received medical care between March 1991 and July 1993. Eighty-four percent were male,...
Objectives. This study examined socioeconomic differentials in risk of death from a number of specific causes in a large cohort of White men in the United States. Methods. For 300 685 White men screened for the multiple Risk Factors Intervention Trial between 1973 and 1975, data were collected on median income of White households in the zip...
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy (RT) has become an important treatment modality in pediatric oncology, but its delivery to young children with cancer is challenging and general anesthesia is often needed. METHODS: To evaluate whether a psychoeducational intervention might reduce the need for anesthesia, 223 consecutive pediatric cancer patients receiving 4141 RT fractions during 244 RT courses between February 1989 and January 2006 were studied. Whereas in 154 RT courses corresponding with 2580 RT fractions patients received no psychoeducational intervention (group A), 90 RT courses respectively 1561 RT fractions were accomplished by using psychoeducational intervention (group B). This tailored psychoeducational intervention in group B included a play program and interactive support by a trained nurse according to age to get familiar with staff, equipment and procedure of radiotherapy. RESULTS: Group A did not differ significantly from group B in age at RT, gender, diagnosis, localization of RT and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy and effects of antihypertensive drug therapy in hypertensive participants in the multiple risk factor intervention trial. AU - MacMahon, Stephen. AU - Collins, Gary. AU - Rautaharju, Pentti. AU - Cutler, Jeffrey. AU - Neaton, James. AU - Prineas, Ronald. AU - Crow, Richard. AU - Stamler, Jeremiah. PY - 1989/1/15. Y1 - 1989/1/15. N2 - Data are reported on electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (ECG LVH) among 8,012 men classified as hypertensive at baseline in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. Compared with those allocated to the usual care (UC) control group, men allocated to the special intervention (SI) group experienced a mean reduction of 4 mm Hg in diastolic blood pressure and 7 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure, over 6 years of follow-up. There were 378 new cases of ECG LVH during follow-up; the incidence in the SI group was about 23% less than that in the UC group (4.2 vs 5.4% 2P , 0.01). Among the 189 ...
Patients with schizophrenia have intact ability to experience emotion, but empirical evidence suggests that they fail to translate emotional salience into effortful behavior. Previous research in patients with chronic schizophrenia suggests that working memory is important in integrating emotion and behavior.. Dr. CHAN Raymond and his team from the Institute of Psychology of Chinese Academy of Sciences have examined emotion-behavior coupling in patients with first-episode schizophrenia. This work is based on a joint research-clinical programme of early psychosis intervention between Castle Peak Hospital in Hong Kong and Institute of Psychology. Dr. LUI Simon (a former doctoral graduate of Dr. Chan) is the person in-charge of the early psychosis programme.. Participants were 72 patients with first-episode schizophrenia and 61 healthy controls. All participants completed a sophistical behavioral paradigm which elicited their emotion using IAPS pictures and measured their effortful behavior for ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Development and evaluation of patient information leaflet for diabetic foot ulcer patients. AU - Sekhar, M. Sonal. AU - Unnikrishnan, M. K.. AU - Vyas, Navya. AU - Rodrigues, Gabriel Sunil. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Background: Patient education (PE) is as important as medical and surgical interventions in the management of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Patient information leaflets (PILs) are globally accepted patient counseling aids. Objectives: This study aimed at developing PILs for DFU patients and investigating its validation. Methods: The PILs were prepared based on different model leaflets available from various online resources, including "Patient UK". The PILs readability was evaluated by Flesch/ Flesch-Kincaid readability (FRE/FK-GL) method before user-testing (n = 34 DFU patients) by quasi-experimental methods in patients with DFU. Additionally, user-opinion on legibility and content of the PIL was also determined. Baker Able Leaflet Design (BALD) method was employed to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Impact of incident diabetes and incident nonfatal cardiovascular disease on 18-year mortality. T2 - The Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial experience. AU - Eberly, Lynn E.. AU - Cohen, Jerome D.. AU - Prineas, Ronald. AU - Yang, Lingfeng. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2003/3/1. Y1 - 2003/3/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE - To report long-term risks for total, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality associated with incident diabetes (using current diagnostic criteria) and with incident nonfatal CVD (NF-CVD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - A total of 11,645 participants without diabetes or CVD at baseline from the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial who survived to the end of the trial were grouped by during-trial incident diabetes and/or NF-CVD events: neither diabetes nor NF-CVD, diabetes only, NF-CVD only, or both diabetes and NF-CVD. Incident diabetes was defined by use of hypoglycemic agents or fasting ...
The study examined the effect of health education on knowledge and prevention of hepatitis infection among senior secondary school students in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State. The research design was pretest, post test, control group, quasi-experimental design. A total of 180 students were selected from SS1 and SS2 through Multistage sampling techniques. A self-structured questionnaire and instructional guide on health education and hepatitis B were constructed and used for the research. Five research hypotheses were formulated and tested. Data were analyzed using Descriptive statistics and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. Finding showed that there was a significant difference in the pre test and post test score of secondary school students following health education intervention, on the knowledge of hepatitis B (F(2,177) = 12.708, P ,.05, η2=.067).), causes of Hepatitis B (F(2,177) = 7.191, P ,.05, η2 =.039), mode of transmission of Hepatitis B ...
Purpose To evaluate the impact of Laduma, a health education intervention, on the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding sexually transmitted infections among secondary school learners in KwaZulu-Natal. Objectives The objectives of the study were to determine knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and practices of secondary school learners regarding sexually transmitted infections at baseline and post-exposure to Laduma; assess intended behaviour change regarding sexually transmitted infections and condom use as well as the awareness of skills to achieve such behaviour; assess learners' perceived vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections; assess comprehension, acceptability and appeal of the photonovella among learners and to assess whether learners can identify with the characters and situations in the photo-novella. Design This was an experimental study design. Setting Nineteen randomly selected secondary schools in the Midlands district of KwaZulu-Natal. Subjects ...
814-275-2426 Child with a Disability. A child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with IDEA §§ 3000.304 through 300.311 as having intellectual disability, a hearing impairment (including deafness), a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment (including blindness), a serious emotional disturbance (referred to in this part as "emotional disturbance"), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf- blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.. For children from 3 years to Kindergarten entrance, the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) operates the preschool early intervention program. OCDEL provides early intervention services through MAWAs (Mutually Agreed Upon Written Arrangements) typically with Intermediate Units or school districts. Legislative and regulatory guidance ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A pilot feasibility study examining a structured self-management diabetes education program(DESMOND-ID) for adults with intellectual disabilities targeting HbA1c. AU - Taggart, Laurence. AU - Truesdale-Kennedy, M. AU - Carey, M. AU - Martin-Stacey, L. AU - Scott, L. AU - Bunting, Brendan. AU - Coates, Vivien. AU - Karatzias, T. AU - Northway, R. AU - Clarke, M. N1 - Compliant in UIR; evidence uploaded to 'Other files'. PY - 2017/10/30. Y1 - 2017/10/30. N2 - Aim: To report on the outcomes of a pilot feasibility study of a structured self-management diabetes education programme targeting HbA1c. Methods: A two arm, individually randomized, pilot superiority trial for adults with intellectual disability and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 66 adults with disabilities across the UK met the eligibility criteria. Of these 39 agreed to participate and were randomly assigned to either the DESMOND-ID programme (N=19) or a control group (N= 20). The programme consisted of 7-weekly ...
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Mental health awareness training; law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to establish and administer a mental health awareness program for training persons in emergency services professions in recognizing potential mental health issues and assisting themselves and each other with mental health issues. The bill requires DBHDS to create and administer a process by which a program not created by DBHDS can be certified as a qualified mental health awareness program. The bill requires law-enforcement officers, emergency medical services personnel, and firefighters other than volunteer firefighters to participate in a mental health awareness program created or certified by DBHDS once every two years.
The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ (HtE) Demonstration and Evaluation Project was a 10-year study (taken on by the MDRC) that evaluated innovative strategies aimed at improving employment and other outcomes for groups who faced serious barriers to employment. The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ is the first comprehensive attempt to understand the diverse low-income population and to test interventions aimed at the most common barriers that are encountered in this population's employment. The HtE demonstration was designed to evaluate a variety of innovative ways to boost employment, reduce welfare receipt, and promote well-being in low-income populations. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Enhanced Early Head Start (EHS) program on addressing the developmental needs of young children living in poverty by offering enhanced services aimed at proactively addressing the employment and educational needs of their parents. This program included the addition of on-site ...
Multimedia patient education provides videos on shoulder anatomy, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears, elbow fracture, tennis elbow, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, achilles tendon repair and shoulder impingement surgical procedure
Delirium (or acute confusion) is a serious illness common in older people, in which a person's thinking and perceptions may be affected. Reducing delirium is important because of the considerable distress it causes, and the poor outcomes associated with it, such as increased admissions to hospital, falls, mortality and costs to the National Health Service (NHS). Preventing delirium is possible using multicomponent interventions; successful interventions in hospitals have reduced it by one-third. However, there is little research to guide practice in care homes, where it is common because of the clustering of known risk factors (older age, frailty, and dementia). In previous work we developed a multicomponent intervention to prevent delirium in care homes, called Stop Delirium! The intervention was based upon evidence from the research literature relating to the prevention of delirium and on strategies to change professional practice. Before starting a large costly trial of Stop Delirium!, this pilot
Objective: This was to determine the prevalence of suicidal behaviours prior to and during the first year of treatment in a comprehensive early psychosis program (EPP) and to identify predictors of suicidal behaviour.. Method: In a cohort study of 238 subjects, patients were assessed at initial presentation to an EPP and 1 year later. Measures included a range of demographic variables, suicide attempts, depression, positive and negative symptoms, social functioning and substance misuse.. Results: Although 15.1% attempted suicide prior to program entry, only 2.9% made an attempt in the year after program entry and 0.4% completed suicide. No further attempts were seen in those with previous parasuicide. These rates are lower than other published rates for first-episode patients.. Conclusion: It is possible that specifically designed first-episode programs can reduce the suicidal behaviour in this high-risk population. The low prevalence of attempted suicide makes modeling predictors difficult. ...
Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings.
Full course includes purchase, organisation & support for Part 1 eLearning, Part 2 workshops facilitation & questions, Course Manual & help with the certificate test.. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn Mental Health First Aid with Fleur Heazlewood, one of Australia's most experienced workplace wellbeing, mental health and resilience trainers. Fleur's corporate knowledge, senior business leadership experience and extensive academic qualifications provides a safe, practical and insightful learning environment. Upon completion of the course participants will have the confidence and courage to handle mental health first aid situations, and the opportunity to sit for their Mental Health First Aid Certification qualification.. This is an online blended course structure which combines self-paced elearning modules which are then followed by supportive online face-to-face group training sessions: 1) Part 1: elearning self-paced modules booked through MHFAA - 5-7 hours to complete 2) Part 2: ...
The 2011-2012 Hockey Concussion Education Project followed 45 university-level ice hockey players (both male and female) during a single Canadian Interuniversity Sports season. Of these, 38 players had usable dMRI scans obtained in the preseason. During the season, 11 players suffered a concussion, and 7 of these 11 players had usable dMRI scans that were taken within 72 hours of injury. To analyze the data, the authors performed free-water imaging, which reflects an increase in specificity over other dMRI analysis methods by identifying alterations that occur in the extracellular space compared with those that occur in proximity to cellular tissue in the white matter. They used an individualized approach to identify alterations that are spatially heterogeneous, as is expected in concussions. ...
Aim and Objective: The objective of the study is to assess the effect of health education and iron supplementation on haemoglobin (Hb) and haematocrit (Hct) levels in adolescent girls. Methods: Prospective observational study was conducted in adolescent girls (13-19 years) in the selected schools of kanchipuram district. Group A received iron with folic acid supplementation whereas group B subjects received health education along with iron and folic acid supplementation. Hb concentration and Hct values were estimated using digital haemoglobin testing system at baseline and follow up (3 months later). Results: On the comparative assessment of iron supplementation with health education and iron supplementation alone, the present study showed a statistical significant increase in Hb and Hct levels in group B compared to group A subjects. Conclusion: In conclusion, our findings suggest that health education and weekly iron folate supplementation can improve the Hb and Hct levels and also health education
Early Intervention is a program that provides services to children from birth to age three (0 to 3) who have, or are at risk of having a developmental disability. Therapeutic Resources Early Intervention Program promotes family centeredness to facilitate the developmental progress of eligible children and to assist and empower families to meet their child's and their own needs. Therapeutic Resources is an approved provider of Early Intervention Home and Community Based Services in New York City. This program is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and in New York City by the NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services. All authorized services including service coordination, evaluations and therapy are at no direct cost to parents. ...
Objective: Patients with first-episode psychosis have a high prevalence of tobacco use. We aimed to examine the prevalence and course of tobacco use during early psychosis using meta-analysis.. Data Sources: Systematic search of MEDLINE (1948-2011), Embase (1947-2011), CINAHL (1984-2011), PsycINFO (1967-2011), and ISI Web of Science (1900-2011) using the search terms [psychosis OR schizophrenia] AND [tobacco OR smoking OR nicotine].. Study Selection: We located 10 studies reporting the age at initiation of daily tobacco use and the age at onset of psychosis, 31 studies reporting prevalence of tobacco use in patients with first-episode psychosis, 10 studies comparing smoking to age-/gender-matched controls, and 7 studies reporting prevalence of tobacco use at intervals after treatment.. Data Extraction: The following data were extracted: age at initiation of daily tobacco use and at onset of psychosis, the proportion of patients with first-episode psychosis who used tobacco, the proportion of the ...
Objectives: To discuss methods of preservation of treatment fidelity in health behavior change trials conducted in public health contexts.. Methods: The treatment fidelity framework provided by the National Institutes of Health's Behavioral Change Consortium includes five domains of treatment fidelity (Study Design, Training, Delivery, Receipt, and Enactment). A measure of treatment fidelity was previously developed and validated using these categories.. Results: Strategies for assessment, monitoring, and enhancing treatment fidelity within each of the five treatment fidelity domains are discussed. The previously created measure of treatment fidelity is updated to include additional items on selecting providers, additional confounders, theory testing, and multicultural considerations.. Conclusions: Implementation of a treatment fidelity plan may require extra staff time and costs. However, the economic and scientific costs of lack of attention to treatment fidelity are far greater than the costs ...
What are the aims of this leaflet?. This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about herpes simplex. It tells you what it is, what causes it, what can be done about it, and where you can find out more about it.. What is herpes simplex?. Herpes simplex is an infection of the skin with the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes virus, called herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2. Herpes infection is caught from another person through contact with mouth, eye or genital secretions or through direct contact with an active lesion. Herpes simplex type 1 usually infects the mouth or eye and herpes simplex type 2 usually infects the genital area. After the virus infects the person, whether it shows on the skin or not, it goes to local sensory nerves and lies hidden (dormant) until reactivation (recurrence of the herpes infection). Reactivation can occur after a few weeks or even years, when the virus travels to the skin supplied by the nerve and appears as a blister ...
What are the aims of this leaflet?. This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about alopecia areata. It will tell you what alopecia areata is, what causes it, what can be done about it, and where you can get more information about it.. What is alopecia areata?. Alopecia is a general term for hair loss. Alopecia areata is a common cause of non-scarring (does not cause scarring to the scalp) hair loss that can occur at any age. It usually causes small, coin-sized, round patches of baldness on the scalp, although hair elsewhere such as the beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, body and limbs can be affected. In some people larger areas are affected and occasionally it can involve the whole scalp (alopecia totalis) or even the entire body and scalp (alopecia universalis).. It is not possible to predict how much hair will be lost. Regrowth of hair in typical alopecia areata is usual over a period of months or sometimes years, but cannot be guaranteed. The chances of the hair regrowing are ...
In the United States a public service announcement(PSA) is defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a formal and detailed manner. A PSA is "any announcement (including network) for which no charge is made and which promotes programs, activities, or services of federal, state, or local governments (e.g., recruiting, sale of bonds, etc.) or the programs, activities or services of non-profit organizations (e.g., United Way, Red Cross blood donations, etc.) and other announcements regarded as serving community interests, excluding time signals, routine weather announcements and promotional announcements." PSAs came into being with the entry of the United States into World War II. Radio broadcasters and advertising agencies offered their skills and facilities toward the war effort and established the War Advertising Council which became the official homefront propaganda arm of the Office of War Information. Print, outdoor advertising and especially radio became the carriers of such ...
Objective: Functional recovery remains the primary goal following treatment of a psychotic disorder, especially after a first episode. Evidence regarding relative contributions of predictors of functional outcome, including symptoms and cognition, remains equivocal. The objective of the study was to determine the relative contribution of cognition, in particular verbal memory, and symptomatic remission to social and occupational functioning while controlling for established predictors of functioning in a large sample of patients presenting with a first episode of a schizophrenia spectrum or affective psychosis.. Method: Patients (aged 14-35 years) met DSM-IV criteria for a first episode of a schizophrenia spectrum or affective psychosis and had been admitted to the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, between 2003 and 2009 for treatment and follow-up for 2 years. Established predictors (duration of untreated psychosis, medication adherence, age at ...
Background: Little is known about self-harm occurring during the period of untreated first-episode psychosis. Aims: To establish the prevalence, nature, motivation and risk factors for self-harm occurring during the untreated phase of first-episode psychosis. Method: As part of the AESOP (Aetiology and Ethnicity in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses) study, episodes of self-harm were identified among all incident cases of psychosis presenting to services in south-east London and Nottingham over a 2-year period. Results: Of the 496 participants, 56 (11.3%) had engaged in self-harm between the onset of psychotic symptoms and first presentation to services. The independent correlates of self-harm were: male gender, belonging to social class I/II, depression and a prolonged period of untreated psychosis. increased insight was also associated with risk of self-harm. Conclusions: Self-harm is common during the pre-treatment phase of first-episode psychosis. A unique set of fixed and malleable risk ...
A pre- and post-test comparison-group design was used to evaluate the effect of a community education program on community members' willingness to abandon female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in rural areas of southern Senegal. Developed by TOSTAN (a Senegalese nongovernmental organization), the education program aimed to empower women through a broad range of educational and health-promoting activities. Our findings suggest that information from the program was diffused widely within the intervention villages, as indicated by improvements in knowledge about and critical attitudes toward FGM/C among women and men who had and had not participated in the program, without corresponding improvement in the comparison villages. The prevalence of FGM/C among daughters aged ten years and younger decreased significantly over time as reported by women who were directly and indirectly exposed to the program, but not among daughters in the comparison villages, suggesting that the program had an impact ...
View more ,Aims: To translate and psychometrically test the modified chronic kidney disease self-management instrument in Vietnamese language. Background: Research on chronic kidney disease self-management is increasing although few patient-reported outcome measures are available in other languages. Design: This study involved instrument modification, translation, and cultural adaptation into Vietnamese followed by psychometric evaluation in a target population. Methods: Following modification, the instrument was translated by bilingual independent translators, and then an expert panel assessed content face validity. Reliability of the instrument was assessed by internal consistency and test-retest reliability in a sample of 293 people with chronic kidney disease. Then exploratory factor analysis was used to evaluate construct validity of the Vietnamese version. Results: The Vietnamese chronic kidney disease self-management instrument demonstrated excellent content face validity and internal ...
Background: Researchers and practitioners have developed numerous online interventions that encourage people to reduce their drinking, increase their exercise, and better manage their weight. Motivations to develop eHealth interventions may be driven by the Internet’s reach, interactivity, cost-effectiveness, and studies that show online interventions work. However, when designing online interventions suitable for public campaigns, there are few evidence-based guidelines, taxonomies are difficult to apply, many studies lack impact data, and prior meta-analyses are not applicable to large-scale public campaigns targeting voluntary behavioral change. Objectives: This meta-analysis assessed online intervention design features in order to inform the development of online campaigns, such as those employed by social marketers, that seek to encourage voluntary health behavior change. A further objective was to increase understanding of the relationships between intervention adherence, study adherence,
Patients undergoing colon and rectal operations are more likely to experience a postoperative infection if they have low health literacy, which is a limited capacity to understand and act on health information, according to results of a study presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2020 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL.. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital who looked at data from 270 patients undergoing colon and rectal operations. They found the odds of having an infectious complication within a month after the operation were 4.5 times higher in patients with low health literacy compared with patients whose health literacy was adequate.. "It's important to understand that patients with limited health literacy might be at higher risk for an infection after surgery, so we can start to understand why and design interventions and tools to better support those patients," said lead investigator, Dr Lauren Theiss, a ...
GUELPH, ON. , April 19, 2004. As the deadly West Nile virus continues to mount its assault on Canadian horses, Wyeth Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, has announced the expansion of the company's successful West Nile public education campaign. The 2004 campaign will involve new print ads, direct mailings and client education kits informing veterinarians and horse owners about the increasing West Nile threat and important prevention facts. The launch comes as Wyeth's West Nile " Innovator™ vaccine marks its one-year anniversary offering Canada exclusive government-approved protection against the West Nile virus.. "Wyeth Animal Health is proud to lead the veterinary profession with innovative products such as West Nile - Innovator™ vaccine. From the beginning, we have taken a proactive approach in educating horse owners and veterinarians all across Canada about this deadly disease and the importance of prevention," said Robert McCarthy, Managing Director of Wyeth Animal Health.. Proven safe ...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:. I. Compare the efficacy of nurse-delivered WRITE Symptoms? and self-directed WRITE Symptoms? vs usual care interventions in improving target symptom representations (i.e., decreases in symptom severity, symptom-related distress, and symptom consequences as measured by the Symptom Representation Questionnaire [SRQ]) in patients with recurrent or persistent ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:. I. Compare the efficacy of nurse-delivered WRITE Symptoms? vs self-directed WRITE Symptoms? vs usual care interventions in improving target symptom representations in these patients at 4 weeks.. II. Compare the efficacy of nurse-delivered WRITE Symptoms? vs self-directed WRITE Symptoms? vs usual care interventions in improving target symptom controllability in these patients at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.. III. Compare the efficacy of nurse-delivered WRITE Symptoms? vs self-directed WRITE Symptoms? vs usual care interventions in improving indicators of ...
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While shoppers may be counting down the days till Christmas, veterinarians and cattle producers are preparing for the first day of January when new federal rules go into effect on the use of antibiotics in feed.A group of faculty members from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been spending the past year reaching out to provide information about the Veterinary Feed Directive being issued by the Food and Drug Administration.
Electronic cigarettes are simply that. The shape and form is similar to a regular nicotine cigarette and can be handled and used in the same form of lighting up a regular nicotine cigarette, however the device is healthy to the environment, family and friends in close proximity, and for the smoker as well. Electronic cigarettes like the ones sold by Bull Smoke simulate the act of smoking-the user is holding a "cigarette" in hand, and while the inhalation may taste of nicotine, a harmless mist is actually being released. While the electronic cigarette is fairly new to the market compared to other methods, it tends to reach out to users that want to feel something in hand, and those that want to feel the sensation of inhalation. The electronic cigarette also reaches out to those that are looking for a method of quitting that allows the user to work their way into the realm of comfortably leaving behind a nicotine addiction.. ...
Cotton, Sue, Lambert, Martin, Schimmelmann, Benno, Mackinnon, Andrew, Gleeson, John, Berk, Michael, Hides, Leanne, Chanen, Andrew, Scott, James, McGorry, Patrick and Conus, Philippe (2012). First episode schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: a psychiatric nosology. In: From neurobiology to public policy. Abstracts of the 8th International Conference on Early Psychosis: From Neurobiology to Public Policy. 8th International Conference on Early Psychosis: From Neurobiology to Public Policy, San Francisco, CA, USA, (53-53). 11-13 October 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1751-7893.2012.00394.x ...
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American Indians (AI) and Alaska Natives (AN) of the United States (US), and First Nations (FN) peoples of Canada, experience higher rates of many chronic diseases. While the burden of specific health issues differs by group, an increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes exists. For Northern Plains AI tribes of the US, rates of type-2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels. Research is needed to understand and address complex chronic health concerns for these groups, including efforts to resolve the disparity between need for kidney donation and donation consent rates. This presentation will describe an essential approach to intervention studies that incorporates participatory research principles and builds trusted partnerships with AI/AN and FN communities. The presentation will focus on the process and the outcomes of behavioral intervention research designed to increase intent to serve as an organ or tissue donor for Northern Plains AI tribes. Related future research ...
To determine the percentage of infants screened for hearing loss, in receipt of a diagnostic audiologic evaluation, and enrolled in early intervention services, CDC analyzed 2009-2010 data from EHDI HSFS. Additional calculations were made to determine the percentage of infants screened before age 1 month, those who received a diagnostic evaluation before age 3 months, and enrolled in early intervention before age 6 months. Descriptive statistics for each year of data were generated using Microsoft Excel (Table 1). The percentage of infants screened for hearing loss was calculated by dividing the total number documented as screened for hearing loss by the total number of occurrent births in the same reporting year multiplied by 100. The percentage of infants screened before age 1 month was calculated by dividing the number screened before age 1 month by the total screened for hearing loss multiplied by 100. The percentage of infants diagnosed (i.e., hearing loss or no hearing loss) was calculated ...
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Insufficient PA has been shown to cluster with other CVD risk factors including insufficient fruit and vegetable intake, overweight, increased serum cholesterol concentrations and elevated blood pressure. This paper describes the development of Working on Wellness (WOW), a worksite intervention program incorporating motivational interviewing by wellness specialists, targeting employees at risk. In addition, we describe the evaluation the effectiveness of the intervention among employees at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The intervention mapping (IM) protocol was used in the planning and design of WOW. Focus group discussions and interviews with employees and managers identified the importance of addressing risk factors for CVD at the worksite. Based on the employees' preference for individual counselling, and previous evidence of the effectiveness of this approach in the worksite setting, we decided to use motivational interviewing as part of the intervention strategy. Thus, as a cluster