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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://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6254539PMC
November 2018

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

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

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

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://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://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://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://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S176630DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200069PMC
October 2018

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

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://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

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://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6165737PMC
September 2018

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

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

A life put on hold: adolescents' experiences of having an eating disorder in relation to social contexts outside the family.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 4;11:425-437. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden,

Background: As suffering from an eating disorder often entails restrictions on a person's everyday life, one can imagine that it is an important aspect of recovery to help young people learn to balance stressful demands and expectations in areas like the school environment and spare-time activities that include different forms of interpersonal relationships.

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate how adolescents with experience from a restrictive eating disorder describe their illness and their time in treatment in relation to social contexts outside the family.

Patients And Methods: This qualitative study is based on narratives of 15 adolescents with experience from outpatient treatment for eating disorders with a predominately restrictive symptomatology, recruited in collaboration with four specialized eating-disorder units. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6130295PMC
September 2018
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Using information and communication technology in the recovery after a coronary artery bypass graft surgery: patients' attitudes.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 30;11:417-423. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Centre for Care Research, Southern Norway, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway.

Background: Patients who have undergone a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are exposed to physical and mental problems after discharge from the specialist hospital and are often in need of post-discharge support and follow-up.

Aim: This study aimed to explore the attitudes of CABG patients toward using information and communication technology (ICT) during the first year of recovery after discharge from hospital.

Methods: A cross-sectional design utilizing an electronic survey was employed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S175195DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6121744PMC

Reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings: a systematic review of guidelines, tools, standards of practice, best practices, consensus statements and systematic reviews.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 28;11:405-416. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

School of Public Health, The Joanna Briggs Institute, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia,

Introduction: Policy makers and health professionals prefer to use preappraised and summarized evidence. Stigma and discrimination (SAD) reduction activities and programs are needed to improve the quality of care delivered to people living with HIV and the success of HIV-related prevention, care and treatment programs. The objective of this review was to identify and describe systematic reviews, best practices, consensus statements, standards of practice and guidelines that addressed SAD among healthcare workers (HCWs). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6118284PMC
August 2018
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Multidisciplinary team approach in the management of popliteal artery injury.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 28;11:399-403. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Dewitt-Daughtry Department of Surgery, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

Popliteal artery injuries (PAIs) remain a challenging entity and carry the greatest risk of limb loss among traumatic lower extremity vascular injuries. Operative management of traumatic popliteal vascular injuries continues to evolve. Improved diagnostic imaging and the introduction of endovascular techniques offered alternative modalities to traditional surgical management. Read More

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Factors affecting emergency medical dispatchers' decision-making: a qualitative study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 22;11:391-398. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Prehospital emergency medical service dispatchers should make prompt and appropriate decisions to save the life of victims. The complexity of timely and reasonable decision-making in life-threatening conditions has driven researchers to investigate varying aspects of the emergency medical dispatch (EMD) process. The purpose of this study was to explore the contributors to appropriate and prompt decision-making among dispatchers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6110286PMC

Knowledge, beliefs, and perceptions of tuberculosis among community members in Ntcheu district, Malawi.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 16;11:375-389. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.

Introduction: The global burden of tuberculosis (TB) remains significantly high, with overreliance on biomedical interventions and inadequate exploration of the socioeconomic and cultural context of the infected population. A desired reduction in disease burden can be enhanced through a broader theoretical understanding of people's health beliefs and concerns about TB. In this qualitative study, we explore the knowledge, beliefs, and perceptions of community members and people diagnosed with TB toward TB in Ntcheu district, Malawi. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S156949DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6101012PMC
August 2018
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Anxiety and depression predicted quality of life among patients with heart failure.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 30;11:367-373. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Clinical Nursing Department, College of Nursing, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan,

Purpose: Anxiety and depression are prevalent among patients with heart failure. However, their effect on the quality of life (QoL) is not well investigated in developing countries. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to test the effect of anxiety and depression on QoL among Jordanian patients with heart failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S170327DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6071625PMC
July 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 27;11:359-365. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Clinical Nursing Department, College of Nursing, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan,

Purpose: Anxiety is a common psychological response after acute myocardial infarction and might be associated with higher levels of in-hospital complications. Perceived control might moderate this relationship, but the effect of this method has not been checked in developing countries. Therefore, the objectives of this study were as follows: 1) to check if anxiety was an independent predictor of in-hospital complications after acute myocardial infarction; and 2) to check if perceived control moderates the relationship between anxiety and in-hospital complications after acute myocardial infarction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S170326DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6067526PMC
July 2018
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Farm-based day care in Norway - a complementary service for people with dementia.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 27;11:349-358. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Public Health Science, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Background: Day care services provide meaningful activities and coping experiences in a safe environment for people with dementia, as well as improve quality of life. Such services vary in types and settings. Farm-based day care (FDC) services are described as services that have been adapted from the farm setting, using farm resources to promote health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S167135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6067609PMC

Professional dietary coaching within a group chat using a smartphone application for weight loss: a randomized controlled trial.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 16;11:339-347. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.

Purpose: To test the effectiveness of professional dietary coaching via group chat using a smartphone application (app) for weight loss.

Methods: This study was a 12-week, assessor-blind, parallel-group, waitlist-controlled randomized trial that included a 4-week follow-up period (trial registration, UMIN000025340). Data were collected between October 2016 and May 2017 and were analyzed between July 2017 and January 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S165422DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052929PMC
July 2018
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Multidisciplinary approach and treatment options in right ventricular outflow tract malformations.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 16;11:333-338. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Adult Congenital Heart Unit, Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Background: Among patients with congenital heart disease, implantation of a valved conduit is common practice for surgical reconstruction of malformations involving the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). The conduit has limited durability, and treatments with surgical replacement and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) are common. Previous studies indicate that TPVR, despite being a less invasive alternative, is not used for the majority of these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S165269DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052936PMC
July 2018
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An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 11;11:323-332. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford Outpatient Medical Center, Redwood City, CA, USA.

Despite advances in the treatment of severe intractable pain, opioids remain a critical and appropriate component of treatment. However, abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription opioids are significant public health concerns. Opioid abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) are one component of an opioid risk management plan to manage patient's pain relief and quality of life while offering some protection against potentially harmful consequences of opioids from misuse and abuse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S166915DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6045950PMC

"Breaking breast cancer news" with ethnic minority: a UK experience.

Authors:
Salma Naseem

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 4;11:317-322. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, The Breast Unit, Department of Surgery, Redhill, UK,

Breaking bad news is a challenge in medicine. It requires good communication skills, understanding, and empathy on the part of a clinician. Communication has both verbal and non-verbal components. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S166660DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6037409PMC

Reablement teams' roles: a qualitative study of interdisciplinary teams' experiences.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 3;11:305-316. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Centre for Care Research Western Norway, Bergen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway.

Introduction: Reablement is a service for home-dwelling older people experiencing a decline in health and function. The focus of reablement is the improvement of the person's function and coping of his or he valued daily activities. The health care professionals and the home care personnel are working together with the older person toward his goals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S160480DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6037265PMC
July 2018
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Real world data: an opportunity to supplement existing evidence for the use of long-established medicines in health care decision making.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 2;11:295-304. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Pfizer Inc, New York, NY, USA,

Evidence from medication use in the real world setting can help to extrapolate and/or augment data obtained in randomized controlled trials and establishes a broad picture of a medication's place in everyday clinical practice. By supplementing and complementing safety and efficacy data obtained in a narrowly defined (and often optimized) patient population in the clinical trial setting, real world evidence (RWE) may provide stakeholders with valuable information about the safety and effectiveness of a medication in large, heterogeneous populations. RWE is emerging as a credible information source; however, there is scope for enhancements to real world data (RWD) sources by understanding their complexities and applying the most appropriate analytical tools in order to extract relevant information. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S160029DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033114PMC
July 2018
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A randomized placebo-controlled trial of paroxetine for the management of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PAC Study).

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 27;11:287-293. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia,

Background: Despite the high prevalence of anxiety in COPD patients and its impact on quality of life, evidence to support the effectiveness of various anxiety treatment options is insufficient, leading to the need for further research in this field.

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of paroxetine for the management of anxiety in COPD and the impact of treatment on patients' quality of life and rate of hospitalization.

Patients And Methods: In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, COPD patients were allocated into groups that either received paroxetine 20 mg or placebo pills daily, for four months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S166022DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027696PMC
June 2018
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Long-term health complications following snake envenoming.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 26;11:279-285. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Background: Snakebite is an important public health problem in tropical regions of the world. Although devastating effects of envenoming such as kidney failure, tissue necrosis, bleeding diathesis, and neurotoxicity are well known in the acute stage following a snakebite, the long-term effects of snake envenoming have not been adequately studied.

Materials And Methods: A population-based study was conducted among 8707 residents in a rural district in Sri Lanka to assess the long-term sequelae following snakebite. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S126648DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027691PMC
June 2018
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Not enough time for research? Use of supported funding to promote allied health research activity.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 21;11:269-277. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Allied Health Clinical Governance, Education and Research, Gold Coast Health, QLD, Australia.

Purpose: The current project evaluated the impact of a short-term, supported funding initiative that allowed staff from allied health (AH) professions to undertake research activity within rostered employment time. Specifically, the project will report on outcomes pertaining to individual research capacity, research output, and overall satisfaction with the initiative.

Participants And Methods: Sixteen AH clinicians (n=16) from six AH professions participated in the evaluation of the initiative, with data being collected within a service improvement framework. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S157034DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6016580PMC

Job strain: a cross-sectional survey of dementia care specialists and other staff in Swedish home care services.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 22;11:255-266. Epub 2018 May 22.

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.

Introduction: An increasing number of older persons worldwide live at home with various functional limitations such as dementia. So, home care staff meet older persons with extensive, complex needs. The staff's well-being is crucial because it can affect the quality of their work, although literature on job strain among home care staff is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S155467DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5969065PMC

Enhancing research publications and advancing scientific writing in health research collaborations: sharing lessons learnt from the trenches.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 17;11:245-254. Epub 2018 May 17.

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

Background: Disseminating research protocols, processes, methods or findings via peer-reviewed publications has substantive merits and benefits to various stakeholders.

Purpose: In this article, we share strategies to enhance research publication contents (ie, what to write about) and to facilitate scientific writing (ie, how to write) in health research collaborations.

Methods: Empirical experience sharing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S152681DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5961639PMC
May 2018
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Coordination of services for dual diagnosis clients in the interface between specialist and community care.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 15;11:233-243. Epub 2018 May 15.

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

Purpose: The aim of this article is to study the coordination of comprehensive services for clients with concurrent substance abuse and mental health disorders (dual diagnosis), which is a very complex client group. In order to achieve comprehensive care and treatment, the service providers need to cooperate and coordinate, but the questions here, are how this is done and how appropriate the coordination is.

Data And Methods: Data were collected from group interviews during a 1-day workshop with clients, relatives, and employees from the various services involved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S157769DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960238PMC

Patients receiving chiropractic care in a neurorehabilitation hospital: a descriptive study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 3;11:223-231. Epub 2018 May 3.

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, USA.

Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions.

Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S159618DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937508PMC
May 2018
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Effects of interactive teaching on university students' knowledge and attitude toward reproductive health: a pilot study in Jordan.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 23;11:211-221. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, School of Nursing, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Background: Youths in Jordan lack knowledge related to reproductive health (RH). Interactive teaching methods showed positive results in enhancing health awareness and adopting healthy practices among students.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to examine the usefulness of interactive teaching in promoting health awareness of RH among nonmedical university students in Jordan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S160135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5922242PMC