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The effect of patient care education on burden of care and the quality of life of caregivers of stroke patients.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 20;12:211-217. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Nursing Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.

Background: Care for stroke patients at home is a very complicated and tough activity.

Objective: The study was conducted to examine the effect of patient care education on burden of care and quality of life of caregivers of stroke patients.

Materials And Methods: The study was an educational trial conducted on 100 caregivers of the stroke patients in Al-Zahra educational hospital, Isfahan, Iran. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6430991PMC
March 2019
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The impact of pelvic floor multidisciplinary team on patient management: the experience of a tertiary unit.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 14;12:205-210. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Urology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Purpose: Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common and heterogenous condition with numerous clinical manifestations, making the optimal management challenging. The traditional single-specialty approach may fail to address its complex nature. Currently, there are no published data on the impact of joint pelvic floor multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings on patient management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S186847DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6422421PMC
March 2019
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Interprofessional communication in a socio-hierarchical culture: development of the TRI-O guide.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 14;12:191-204. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Objectives: Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice are essential for patient safety. Effective teamwork starting with partnership-based communications should be introduced early in the educational process. Many societies in the world hold socio-hierarchical culture with a wide power distance, which makes collaboration among health professionals challenging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S196873DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6422413PMC
March 2019
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The first 200 years of cardiac auscultation and future perspectives.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 6;12:183-189. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Cardiology, Local Health Unit Lecce, Lecce, Italy.

Cardiac auscultation - even with its limitations - is still a valid and economical technique for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, and despite the growing demand for sophisticated imaging techniques, clinical use of the stethoscope in medical practice has not yet been abandoned. In 1816, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec invented the stethoscope, while examining a young woman with suspected heart disease, giving rise to mediated auscultation. He described in detail several heart and lung sounds, correlating them with postmortem pathology. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6408918PMC

Health care transformation in a resource-limited environment: exploring the determinants of a good climate for change.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 28;12:173-182. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Educational Development and Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands,

Purpose: In a continued effort to improve the health care services, a project was set up to develop and implement a care pathway for the effective management of pressure ulcers in the St Elisabeth Hospital in Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean. To ensure the effective implementation of our intervention, we decided to investigate what factors define the implementation climate of a health care institution within a resource-limited environment.

Methods: We used a participatory tool approach in this study, where a mixed team of health professionals worked on two parts of a health improvement project, namely: 1) workforce leadership development through a clinical leadership training program; and 2) health care quality improvement through the pressure ulcer care pathway development. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S194180DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400125PMC
February 2019

Identification of priorities for multidisciplinary intersectoral research on violence against older women.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 27;12:169-172. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S194599DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398414PMC
February 2019
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How multidisciplinary are multidisciplinary team meetings in cancer care? An observational study in oncology departments in Flanders, Belgium.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 21;12:159-167. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Department of Public Health, Research Group Organisation, Policy and Social Inequalities in Health Care (OPIH), 1090 Brussels, Belgium,

Background: In current cancer care, multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) aim at uniting care professionals from different disciplines to decide upon the best possible treatment plan for the patients based on the available scientific evidence. In Belgium, the multidisciplinary approach is mandatory and formally regulated since 2003. Current research indicates that MDTMs are not always truly multidisciplinary, ie, with a mix of medical as well as paramedical disciplines, and that the medical profession (physicians and medical specialists) tends to dominate the interaction in MDTMs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S196660DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389011PMC
February 2019

Health care professionals' knowledge and awareness of the ICD-10 coding system for assigning the cause of perinatal deaths in Jordanian hospitals.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 14;12:149-157. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan.

Objectives: There is a lack of studying vital registration and disease classification systems in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to assess health care professionals' (HCPs') level of awareness, knowledge, use, and perceived barriers of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th version (ICD-10) as well as their perceptions of the electronic neonatal death registration system.

Participants And Methods: A mixed method approach including descriptive cross-sectional quantitative and focus groups with HCPs (physicians, nurses, and midwives) was used to collect data from four major selected hospitals in Jordan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S189461DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385764PMC
February 2019

Health care professionals' experiences and enactment of person-centered care at a multidisciplinary outpatient specialty clinic.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 14;12:137-148. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Introduction: Person-centered care (PCC) appears particularly suitable for patients with complex diseases and in multidisciplinary care. However, previous research tends to focus on each profession and condition separately.

Purpose: We studied how health care professionals (HCPs) understand PCC, and whether their clinical practice is aligned with their theoretical understanding, when starting clinical practice at a novel multidisciplinary clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S186388DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385746PMC
February 2019

How to apply evidence-based principles in clinical dentistry.

Authors:
Durr-E-Sadaf

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 11;12:131-136. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Conservative Dentistry Department, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia,

The primary objective of evidence-based practice is to improve the quality of health care. It helps in making a clinical decision based on recent and advanced research and the best available evidence. Evidence-based dentistry is an integration of best available evidence with clinical expertise and patient's needs and preferences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S189484DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375114PMC
February 2019
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Person-first language: are we practicing what we preach?

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 8;12:125-129. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

School of Physical Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, USA,

Person-first language is taught in most health professions programs and mandated by scholarly journals but is often not practiced by health care practitioners. The disconnection between academia and clinical practice is significant. Students and new practitioners are often faced with the challenge of holding to their training or falling in line with the status quo. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S140067DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371927PMC
February 2019
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A survey of the training of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine in universities in Thailand.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 4;12:119-124. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Research and Innovation, University of Limpopo, Turfloop, South Africa,

Background: Traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM) is popularly used by the Thai population. The aim of this study was to determine whether undergraduate medical curricula included TCAM and, if so, to ascertain what kind of education was provided. In addition, where undergraduate degrees in TCAM were offered, the type of TCAM curricula, research, training, and collaboration were examined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S189644DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366357PMC
February 2019

Leadership in interprofessional collaboration in health care.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 30;12:97-107. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Faculty of Health Studies, VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway.

Purpose: There is a need to develop more knowledge on how frontline managers in health care services facilitate the development of new roles and ways of working in interprofessional collaborative efforts and the challenges they face in daily practice. The article is based on a study that examines the modes of governance adopted by frontline managers in Norway, with a special focus on leadership in collaborations between the Norwegian profession of social educator and other professions.

Materials And Methods: A qualitative research design was chosen with interviews of eleven frontline managers from district psychiatric centers, municipal health care services and nursing homes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S189199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363486PMC
January 2019

The effect of the behavior modification program Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) on reducing the risk of hypertension among elderly patients in the rural community of Phayao, Thailand.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 31;12:109-118. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Nursing, University of Phayao, Phayao 56000, Thailand.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) program with self-efficacy on reducing the risk of hypertension among elderly patients in the rural community of Phayao Province in Northern Thailand.

Patients And Methods: A quasi-experimental study was employed among elderly patients in the rural community of Phayao. Multistage random sampling was used to select a study area with similar characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S185569DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6362921PMC
January 2019
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Evaluation of the research capacity and culture of allied health professionals in a large regional public health service.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 14;12:83-96. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Allied Health, Gold Coast Health, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia,

Purpose: The first aim of this study was to evaluate the current research capacity and culture among allied health professionals (AHPs) working in a large regional health service. The second aim of this study was to undertake principal component analyses (PCAs) to determine key components influencing our research capacity and culture.

Patients And Methods: As part of a cross-sectional observational study, the Research Capacity and Culture (RCC) tool was administered to AHPs working in Gold Coast Health to measure self-reported research capacity and culture across Organization, Team, and Individual domains, including barriers to and motivators for performing research. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S178696DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336030PMC
January 2019

Assessing staff awareness and effectiveness of educational training on IT security and privacy in a large healthcare organization.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 9;12:73-81. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Health Systems Evaluation and Evidence, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada,

Background: The increased use of health information systems and information technology (IT) in healthcare heightens the risk of security and privacy breaches. Necessary measures such as effective IT training and education are required to meet the challenges of protecting patient information.

Purpose: The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of existing educational and awareness modules in delivering the key messages around IT security and privacy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S183275DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331063PMC
January 2019
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An advanced clinician practitioner in arthritis care can improve access to rheumatology care in community-based practice.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 7;12:63-71. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Office of Continuing Professional Development and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.

Objective: To facilitate access and improve wait times to a rheumatologist's consultation, this study aimed to 1) determine the ability of an advanced clinician practitioner in arthritis care (ACPAC)-trained extended role practitioner (ERP) to triage patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis (IA) for priority assessment by a rheumatologist and 2) determine the impact of an ERP on access-to-care as measured by time-to-rheumatologist-assessment and time-to-treatment-decision.

Materials And Methods: A community-based ACPAC-trained ERP triaged new referrals for suspected IA. Patients with suspected IA were booked to see the rheumatologist on a priority basis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S183397DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327890PMC
January 2019
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Physical activity levels of allied health professionals working in a large Australian metropolitan health district - an observational study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 3;12:51-62. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Discipline of Behavioral and Social Sciences in Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2141, Australia.

Purpose: The aim of this observational cross-sectional study was to determine if allied health professionals working in a large metropolitan health district were meeting the minimal physical activity (PA) recommendations and the proportion that occupational PA contributed to the recommended PA levels. A secondary aim was to determine possible relationships between self-report questionnaire measures of PA and PA measured by accelerometry.

Materials And Methods: Allied health professionals, working in the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) in 2016-2017, completed the Active Australia Survey (AAS), Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ), International Physical Activity Questionnaire Long form (IPAQ-L), and wore the ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer for 7 days consecutively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S189513DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6322493PMC
January 2019
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Lessons learned from introducing huddle boards to involve nursing staff in targeted observation and reporting of medication effect in a nursing home.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 3;12:43-50. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Nursing Sciences, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, NO-0318 Oslo, Norway.

Background: Medication administration and management in nursing homes can occur during all phases of the medication process. The aim of this study was to investigate if an introduction of a systematic use of huddle board led to an increased amount of documentation in the patient record of observations of effects and side effects following a change in medication.

Methods: A three-layer intervention approach combining huddle boards, educating the entire staff in medication observation and documentation, and frequent feedback to the staff about the outcome was applied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S182872DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6322511PMC
January 2019
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Kuskaya: a training program for collaboration and innovation in global health.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 27;12:31-42. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru,

To solve increasingly complex global health problems, health professionals must collaborate with professionals in non-health-related fields. The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and University of Washington created the NIH-funded Kuskaya training program in response to the need for transformative global health training for talented graduates from all disciplines. Kuskaya is a 1-year, interdisciplinary training program that teaches Peruvian and US graduates critical skills related to public health research through the design and implementation of a collaborative research project in Peru. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S173165DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311319PMC
December 2018
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How good is collaboration between maternity service providers in the Netherlands?

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 24;12:21-30. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Faculty of Midwifery Education & Studies, Zuyd University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Aims: To examine the experiences of inter-professional collaboration of maternity service providers in the Netherlands and to identify potential enhancing and inhibiting factors for inter-professional collaboration within maternity care in the Netherlands.

Background: Good collaboration between health care professionals is a key element of safe, effective care, but creating a collaborative culture can be challenging. Good collaboration requires, among other things, negotiating different professional orientations and the organizational constraints of hierarchies and scheduling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S179811DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307488PMC
December 2018
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"We feel included": education and inclusion of health care staff with minority language in elder care.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 20;12:9-19. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Norwegian Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway,

Background: In Norwegian elder care, an increasing percentage of the health care staff has a migrant background. "The aging and nursing care ABC" educational program offers multi-component training for municipal care staff to systematically improve their competence in elder care. The program consists of written material organized into booklets, regular multidisciplinary reflection group meetings, and a full-day workshop in each semester. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S178458DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304238PMC
December 2018
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Next of kin's protracted challenges with access to relevant information and involvement opportunities.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 18;12:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Health Sciences in Ålesund, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Ålesund, Norway.

Background: Next of kin are considered a resource for both the patient and the health service. Need for information varies with severity and duration of health changes. A clear requirement is about what to expect upon homecoming, and what supportive services are available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S183946DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302821PMC
December 2018
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Correlation of leadership and care coordinator performance among primary care physicians.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 27;11:691-698. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia,

Purpose: Primary care physicians have to deal with many aspects of the patients' health problem, which needs cooperation with other health professionals or even nonhealth individuals. To achieve effective results, the primary care physicians should have leadership and coordinating skills, especially when dealing with the health challenges in Asia Pacific region. The care coordinator role of primary care physicians is important to create the bridge between population and health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S174917DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267771PMC
November 2018
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The logistics of voucher management: the underreported component in family planning voucher discussions.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 22;11:683-690. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Technical Services, Marie Stopes Society, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Background: The purpose of health care vouchers or coupons is to receive a health service in exchange which is fully or partially subsidized, such as any treatment offered for communicable disease; for immunization; antenatal care-/postnatal care-related maternal health services; a family planning (FP) service; or to get a health commodity like a medicine. Vouchers are targeted for a group of people who can benefit the most such as on the basis of poverty ranking, marginalized or living in rural areas. According to the World Health Organization, voucher schemes in the area of sexual and reproductive health are considered of high value if they are implemented to address the issues of contraceptive commodity or service unavailability or to address the barriers to access such services through contracting out health services, for example, through social franchising (SF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S155205DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6254539PMC
November 2018
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Resident and staff perceptions of the content of their relationship in supported housing facilities for people with psychiatric disabilities.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 16;11:673-681. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden,

Background: The work of staff in supported housing facilities for people with psychiatric disabilities has most often been studied from the perspective of one of the two groups but not from both. The staff in these facilities generally come from differing professions, reflecting either the beliefs of the medical or social models of psychiatric care.

Aim: The aim of the present study was thus to investigate the perceptions of residents and staff of the frequency and the importance of verbal and social interactions in supported housing facilities for people with psychiatric disabilities and to compare these perceptions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S179322DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247964PMC
November 2018
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Involving "authentic" cancer patients, their caregivers, and multidisciplinary professionals in a quality improvement trajectory in a hospital cancer pathway: a study protocol.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 9;11:661-671. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Internal Medicine, Zuyderland Medical Centre, Sittard, The Netherlands,

Introduction: The implementation of oncology care pathways that standardize organizational procedures has improved cancer care in recent years. However, the involvement of "authentic" patients and caregivers in quality improvement of these predetermined pathways is in its infancy, especially the scholarly reflection on this process. We, therefore, aim to explore the multidisciplinary challenges both in practice, when cancer patients, their caregivers, and a multidisciplinary team of professionals work together on quality improvement, as well as in our research team, in which a social scientist, health care professionals, health care researchers, and experience experts design a research project together. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S177957DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6233706PMC
November 2018
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Positive placement experience and future rural practice intentions: findings from a repeated cross-sectional study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 5;11:645-652. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Centre for Rural and Remote Health (Mount Isa), James Cook University, Mount Isa, QLD, Australia,

Objective: To identify the constituents of positive placement experience and explore the association between positive placement experiences and rural and remote practice intentions.

Methods: A repeated cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2014 and December 2017. Medical, nursing, dentistry, and allied health students who completed a rural/remote placement were invited to complete a survey questionnaire on placement experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S178138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6233952PMC
November 2018
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Psychometric testing of the Norwegian version of the questionnaire Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU-24).

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 8;11:653-659. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Grimstad, Norway.

Introduction: The questionnaire, Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU-24), was developed to assess relatives' satisfaction with care and involvement in decision-making processes when a close family member stays in the ICU.

Aim: This study was aimed at describing the translation and exploring the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the questionnaire.

Methods: The study design was a cross-sectional survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S184003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231505PMC
November 2018
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Teaching the principles of safe prescribing to a mixed profession postgraduate cohort: program development.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 30;11:635-644. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Background: Prescribing medicines is a complex task. A robust prerequisite curriculum that enables the efficient and consistent training of safe and effective prescribers is important. Despite differing prescribing contexts and professional attributes, the core elements of safe and effective prescribing relevant to all prescribers can be identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S169424DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6214413PMC
October 2018
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Successful recruitment and retention strategies for women health volunteers: viewpoints of the volunteers' supervisors and relevant researchers.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 26;11:621-634. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran,

Background: Women health volunteers (WHVs) are a link between people and healthcare workers. Despite their key role in promoting community health, strategies are rarely designed to keep them volunteering. The aim of this research was to find successful strategies to overcome barriers to recruitment and retention of the volunteers in assigned activities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S180544DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208547PMC
October 2018
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Risk assessment during preventive home visits among older people.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 24;11:609-620. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden,

Background: Preventive home visits (PHV) may contribute to identify risks and needs in older people, and thereby delay the onset of functional decline and illness, otherwise often followed by home care or admission to hospital or nursing homes. There is a need to increase knowledge about which factors are associated with different risk areas among older people, so that the PHV questionnaire focuses on relevant tests and questions to make the PHV more specific and have a clear focus and purpose.

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine associations between five kinds of risks: risk of falls, malnutrition, polypharmacy, cognitive impairment, and risk of developing illness and factors related to lifestyle, health, and medical diagnoses among older people living at home. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S176646DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6205137PMC
October 2018
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Factors influencing male participation in reproductive health: a qualitative study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 23;11:601-608. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Department of Nursing, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Introduction: Male involvement in reproductive health is an essential component in promoting maternal and family health. In Nepal, men are not actively engaged in most maternal and child health (MCH) services nor in other reproductive health programs. There is a need to know about the understanding of key professionals in such practices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S176267DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6203119PMC
October 2018
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Health care quality from the patients' perspective: a comparative study between an old and a new, high-tech hospital.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 18;11:591-600. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Faculty of Health and Welfare, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway,

Purpose: Previous studies show that the hospital environment and the behavior of health care personnel may predict patients' perceptions of care quality. The aim of the study was to explore changes in perceived care quality from the patients' perspective (QPP) when hospital services are relocated from an old to a new high-tech hospital and to describe what is important for patients in the high-tech hospital.

Patients And Methods: A comparative cross-sectional design was used. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200069PMC
October 2018
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Use of social media in the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Saudi Arabia.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 17;11:583-589. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Health Information Management and Technology, College of Public Health, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia,

Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of social media in the Radiology Department at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: The research was a cross-sectional study in which 90 workers from the staff personnel of the Radiology Department at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare were invited to a web-based survey using Google Forms. Fifty-seven participants responded to the survey (63%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S175440DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200085PMC
October 2018
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Frequency of vital sign measurement among intubated patients in the general ward and nurses' attitudes toward vital sign measurement.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 15;11:575-581. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan,

Purpose: The lack of recognition of respiratory distress may result in emergency tracheal intubation in the general ward. However, few studies have examined the differences in the frequency of vital sign measurement between patients with and without emergency tracheal intubation in the general ward. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the differences in the frequency of vital sign measurements between patients with and without emergency tracheal intubation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S179033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197211PMC
October 2018
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Attitudes to tuberculosis in East London.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 12;11:573-574. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Faculty of Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S185946DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6190806PMC
October 2018
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Understanding attitude of health care professional teachers toward interprofessional health care collaboration and education in a Southeast Asian country.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 12;11:557-571. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Educational Development and Research, School of Health Professions Education, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Background: Faculty members play crucial roles as facilitators of learning for effective inter-professional education (IPE). However, faculty attitudes are reported to be barriers to successful implementation of IPE initiatives within health care education settings. This study aimed to investigate the following: 1) health care faculty members' attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and IPE; 2) factors affecting faculty members' perception toward IPC and IPE; and 3) health care professionals' perceptions toward factors that hamper the quality of IPC, and whether IPE is a possible remedy for the situation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S178566DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6190822PMC
October 2018
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Scoping clinicians' perspectives on pre-treatment multidisciplinary care for young women with breast cancer.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 9;11:547-555. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada,

Background: Young women with breast cancer (YWBC) experience worse medical and psychosocial outcomes than their older counterparts. Early input from a multidisciplinary team via pre-treatment multidisciplinary cancer conferences (pMCCs) may be important for addressing the complex needs of YWBC. However, pMCCs are not common. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S173735DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183552PMC
October 2018
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mHealth for diabetes self-management in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: barriers and solutions.

Authors:
Turki Alanzi

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 8;11:535-546. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Health Information Management and Technology Department, College of Public Health, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,

Purpose: In this paper I present a perspective of mobile health (mHealth) technologies for diabetes in conjunction with an overview of the current status of mHealth technologies for diabetes self-management and the clinical evidence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, a small survey to identify the barriers to mHealth for diabetes care in the Kingdom and the relevant solutions are discussed.

Participants And Methods: In order to study the relevant obstacles for adopting mHealth solutions for diabetes care and to suggest appropriate solutions, a small survey study was conducted with a specific questionnaire deployed to >40 anonymous leading health care professionals and decision-makers of the Kingdom. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S174198DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183657PMC
October 2018
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Distribution of non-motor symptoms in idiopathic Parkinson's disease and secondary Parkinsonism.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 4;11:525-534. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

FUTURUM, Academy for Health and Care, Region Jönköping County, Jönköping, Sweden,

Background: Non-motor symptoms (NMS) are frequent in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). Clinical expressions, postulated pathophysiological mechanisms, and responsiveness to antiparkinson medication represent differences between IPD and secondary Parkinsonism (SP).

Objective: To evaluate NMS expressions in IPD, SP, and a matched control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S170307DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6178339PMC
October 2018
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Patient perspectives on transitioning to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis multidisciplinary clinics.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 1;11:519-524. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Purpose: Multidisciplinary clinics (MDC) have become the standard of care for management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). No studies however, have captured patients' perspectives during a transition to ALS MDCs. Recently, an ALS MDC emerged from a single-physician clinic in Saskatoon, Canada, providing patients with a unique exposure to two different models of care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S177563DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171753PMC
October 2018
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Awareness and practice about the association between periodontal diseases and diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study in Western Saudi Arabia among health care providers.

Authors:
Maha A Bahammam

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 1;11:511-517. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,

Purpose: This study aims to assess the awareness and practices of dental and medical practitioners regarding the bidirectional relationship between periodontal diseases and diabetes mellitus.

Patients And Methods: A cross-sectional survey of randomly selected dentists and physicians practicing in Jeddah. Participants were asked several questions concerning their awareness and practices on periodontal complications, and the bidirectional link between periodontal diseases and diabetes mellitus (DM). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S177143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171752PMC
October 2018
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Does the medical literature remain inadequately described despite having reporting guidelines for 21 years? - A systematic review of reviews: an update.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 27;11:495-510. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada,

Purpose: Reporting guidelines (eg, Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials [CONSORT] statement) are intended to improve reporting standards and enhance the transparency and reproducibility of research findings. Despite accessibility of such guidelines, researchers are not required to adhere to them. Our goal was to determine the current status of reporting quality in the medical literature and examine whether adherence of reporting guidelines has improved since the inception of reporting guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S155103DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6166749PMC
September 2018
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Perceived control moderates the relationship between anxiety and in-hospital complications after ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 26;11:493-494. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

GKT School of Medical Education, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London, UK,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S182188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6165737PMC
September 2018
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Home care workers in heart failure: a systematic review.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 25;11:481-492. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA.

Background: Home care workers (HCWs), which include home health aides and personal care aides, are increasingly used by heart failure (HF) patients for post-acute care and long-term assistance. Despite their growing presence, they have largely been left out of HF research and interventions. This systematic review was aimed to 1) describe utilization patterns of HCWs by adults with HF, 2) examine the effect of HCWs on HF outcomes, and 3) review HF interventions that involve HCWs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S175512DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6161732PMC
September 2018
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The evolving role of social media in health-care delivery: measuring the perception of health-care professionals in Eastern Saudi Arabia.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 21;11:473-479. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Health Information Management and Technology Department, College of Public Health, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia,

Purpose: The objective of this study is to evaluate the perception of health-care professionals in Saudi Arabia toward the usages of social media in health-care delivery.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, an online-based questionnaire was distributed among the health-care professionals residing in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Their perception toward the uses of social media in health-care service delivery was evaluated by analyzing their attitude toward its benefits and risks involved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S171538DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6157575PMC
September 2018
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Using knowledge translation for quality improvement: an interprofessional education intervention to improve thromboprophylaxis among medical inpatients.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 18;11:467-472. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA,

Background: Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is an effective means of preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) among medical inpatients. Compared with unfractionated heparin, LMWH is equivalent or superior in efficacy and risk of bleeding. Despite its advantages, LMWH is underused in VTE prophylaxis for general-medicine patients hospitalized at our institution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S171745DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6149937PMC
September 2018
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A bridge over troubled water? A qualitative study of primary care patients' experiences of a rehabilitation program.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 11;11:457-466. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Närhälsan Research and Development Primary Health Care, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden,

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore how patients on sick leave experienced and perceived the early collaboration work model (ECM) for rehabilitation.

Patients And Methods: Data were collected via focus group discussions and individual interviews with 15 patients on sick leave, at nine primary health care centers. The systematic text condensation method described by Malterud was used for thematic analysis of meaning and content of data across cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S166866DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6141123PMC
September 2018
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Evaluation of maternal and newborn health services in Jordan.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 5;11:439-456. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Epidemiology Department of Community Medicine, Public Health and Family, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Objectives: This study aimed to assess the maternal and newborn services in Jordanian hospitals to provide policymakers, health professionals, and researchers with a clear picture about the current status of maternal and newborn health services.

Methods: A total of 32 main hospitals that provide maternity services in Jordan were assessed. The study involved direct observations of these hospitals and interviews with basic health and hospital staff, with the purpose of assessing and evaluating the availability of various services for mothers and newborns, availability of resources, equipment and supplies, documentation and staff training, and provision of the health care services. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6130273PMC
September 2018
2 Reads