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Established soft contact lens wearers' awareness of and initial experiences with orthokeratology.

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Objectives: To understand the initial awareness of and experience with orthokeratology in a group of adult, symptomatic, soft contact lens (CL) wearers.

Methods: This was a prospective, 3-month, open-label study of symptomatic soft CL wearers who were between the ages of 18 and 45 years. Baseline measurements were taken and then all subjects were treated with orthokeratology. Read More

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Assessing the usability and user engagement of Thought Spot - A digital mental health help-seeking solution for transition-aged youth.

Internet Interv 2021 Apr 26;24:100386. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Office of Education, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1025 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4, Canada.

Objective: To evaluate the perceived usability of and user engagement with a digital platform (Thought Spot) designed to enhance mental health and wellness help-seeking among transition-aged youth (TAY; 17-29-years old).

Materials And Methods: Survey responses and usage patterns were collected as part of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of Thought Spot. Participants given Thought Spot completed an adapted Usefulness, Satisfaction, and Ease of Use (USE) Questionnaire to measure perceived usability of the platform. Read More

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Telemedicine in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of Naïve Healthcare Providers.

Front Pediatr 2021 7;9:647937. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States.

Expansion of telemedicine enabled healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to in-person visit restrictions, our institution trained >1,000 clinicians in telemedicine. Little is known about telemedicine-naïve pediatric healthcare provider's perceptions as they adopted telemedicine practice. Read More

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Empowering patients and educating staff - An online solution for the COVID era and beyond!

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 May 1;65:102238. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Colorectal Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK.

Background: Bowel disease is a significant cause of significant morbidity and mortality around the world. Though colorectal cancer is a major cause for concern, there are a variety of other conditions which are chronic, debilitating and/or socially embarrassing. While the internet provides excellent resources, there is often conflicting and confusing material of doubtful veracity. Read More

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Educational and Social Exergaming: A Perspective on Physical, Social, and Educational Benefits and Pitfalls of Exergaming at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Afterwards.

Front Psychol 2021 9;12:644036. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Psychology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Physical inactivity and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) signify two pandemics with negative physical, mental, and economic consequences. Younger and older people have not reached the recommended physical activity level for years. Societal restrictions due to COVID-19 additionally reduce opportunities for physical activity, and they increase social isolation. Read More

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eHealth Interventions to Address Sexual Health, Substance Use, and Mental Health Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Systematic Review and Synthesis of Process Evaluations.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Apr 23;23(4):e22477. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) face disproportionate risks concerning HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, substance use, and mental health. These outcomes constitute an interacting syndemic among MSM; interventions addressing all 3 together could have multiplicative effects. eHealth interventions can be accessed privately, and evidence from general populations suggests these can effectively address all 3 health outcomes. Read More

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Brief Report: Investigating the Motivations and Autistic Traits of Video Gamers.

J Autism Dev Disord 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

School of Psychology, University of Glasgow, 62 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QB, UK.

Video games are commonly of interest in autism, with autistic adolescents playing twice as much as their Typically Developing peers. The aims of this study are to investigate whether motivations to play video games measured using the Gaming Attitudes, Motivations and Experiences Scales and autistic traits using the Autism Spectrum Quotient can predict time spent playing video games. 57 participants were recruited from internet forums and completed an online questionnaire. Read More

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A hand exercise mobile app for people with rheumatoid arthritis in Turkey: design, development and usability study.

Rheumatol Int 2021 Jun 18;41(6):1151-1160. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

To design and develop a smartphone application for a structured hand exercise programme for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Turkey and to test its usability. We followed a two-stage process: (1) Design and Development and (2) Usability testing. In stage 1, we used a qualitative user-centered design approach. Read More

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Perceptions of Peer Support for Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Exploratory Study With Key Stakeholders.

J Interpers Violence 2021 Apr 15:8862605211007931. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

University of Bristol, UK.

Experiences of sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault are common across all societies. These experiences damage physical and mental health, coping ability, and relationships with others. Given the breadth and magnitude of impacts, it is imperative that there are effective, accessible services to support victim-survivors, ease suffering, and empower people to cope, recover and thrive. Read More

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The transition process between child and adolescent mental services and adult mental health services for patients with anorexia nervosa: a qualitative study of the parents' experiences.

J Eat Disord 2021 Apr 13;9(1):45. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital, P.O. Box 4959, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Patients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) often experience the transition between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) as challenging. This period tends to have a negative influence on the continuity of care for the adolescents and represents a demanding and difficult period for the parents. To our knowledge, no previous study has explored the parents' experience with the transition from CAMHS to AMHS. Read More

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Patient experiences with a phone-based cardiovascular risk reduction intervention: Are there differences between women and men?

Patient Educ Couns 2021 Mar 27. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Durham Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation, Durham VA Health Care System, Durham, NC, USA; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.

Objectives: To explore gender-based differences in experiences with a telehealth-delivered intervention for reduction of cardiovascular risk.

Methods: We conducted 23 semi-structured qualitative interviews by telephone with 11 women and 12 men who received a 12-month, pharmacist-delivered, telephone-based medication and behavioral management intervention. We used content analysis to identify themes. Read More

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Preclinical to clinical transition experiences of dental students at an Australian Regional University.

Eur J Dent Educ 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

Introduction: Clinical experience is a crucial component of dental education as it prepares students for real-world practice. Our study aimed to investigate the transition from preclinical to clinical training experiences of dental students at a regional Australian dental school.

Materials And Methods: A mixed-methods study was conducted using a survey and focus groups. Read More

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Perspectives of health care use and access to care for individuals living with inflammatory bowel disease in rural Canada.

Rural Remote Health 2021 Apr 6;21(2):6358. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

4342-104 Clinic Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Introduction: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract with no known cure. Management of IBD is complex and requires those with IBD to have lifelong interactions with the healthcare system. Individuals with IBD who live in rural areas are at risk of poorer health outcomes due to their limited access to care. Read More

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When minutes matter: A university emergency notification system dataset.

Data Brief 2021 Apr 26;35:106910. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

The University of Alabama, United States.

The data presented in this data article were collected at three points in the 2012-2013 academic year; Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013 from undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory health education course at a large university in the United States. The data regarding undergraduate students' perceptions of and experiences with the campus emergency notification system were ascertained using a self-administered online-delivered survey instrument. The data included in the Mendeley Data repository affiliated with this data article encompass closed- and open-ended responses from 746 undergraduate students. Read More

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Older adults' experiences with and perceptions of the use of socially assistive robots in aged care: A systematic review of quantitative evidence.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2021 Mar 19;95:104399. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, Kapucijnenvoer 35 box 7001, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Socially assistive robots (SARs) are created to meet challenges of the global increase of older adults. SARs are autonomous embodied technologies, equipped with auditory and visual faculties, enabling them to interact with users while performing assistive roles. Despite studies focusing on older adults' experiences with and perceptions of SARs, it remains unclear what these encompass. Read More

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Overcoming Barriers to Implementation in Community Organizations.

Health Promot Pract 2021 Apr 2:15248399211002851. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Introduction: The Arthritis Foundation's Walk With Ease (WWE) program has been shown to reduce arthritis symptoms and increase physical performance for up to 1 year. However, research on community-based WWE implementation is limited. The purpose of this study was to examine early implementation at community organizations that received 1-year WWE implementation grants from the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. Read More

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Parental Experiences of Infant Car Bed Use After Failure of Car Seat Tolerance Screen.

Adv Neonatal Care 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Ms O'Connor and Dr DeGrazia); School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio (Dr McGrath); and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr DeGrazia).

Background: Failure of the car seat tolerance screen (CSTS) during hospitalization often leads to a recommendation for automobile travel within a car bed at discharge.

Purpose: To describe the parental experience utilizing a car bed for infant automobile transportation.

Methods: A descriptive, qualitative study design was undertaken with a purposive sample of parents recruited for a single interview in the pulmonary clinic at the time of the follow-up CSTS, approximately 1 month after hospital discharge. Read More

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Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Racial Disparities and Barriers to Care in the USA.

Sex Res Social Policy 2021 Mar 22:1-8. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA.

This article draws on first-hand experience as well as scholarly research to illuminate how COVID-19 has impacted an already-embattled medical service in the USA, subsequently affecting the reproductive health and experiences of diverse individuals navigating an unfamiliar health and economic environment. COVID-19's introduction into a landscape of abortion restrictions has intensified the barriers that providers and communities already face, with disproportionate impacts on Black and Hispanic abortion seekers. Relaxing existing restrictions on medication abortions and telemedicine delivery models may be one way to ease the tension between keeping people home and getting them the treatment they need. Read More

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The experiences, challenges, and acceptance of e-learning as a tool for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic among university medical staff.

PLoS One 2021 26;16(3):e0248758. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

Background: e-learning was underutilized in the past especially in developing countries. However, the current crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the entire world to rely on it for education.

Objectives: To estimate the university medical staff perceptions, evaluate their experiences, recognize their barriers, challenges of e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and investigate factors influencing the acceptance and use of e-learning as a tool teaching within higher education. Read More

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'Nasal fentanyl and buccal midazolam carer administration 'as needed' for breakthrough symptom control in a specialist palliative care unit: a nested qualitative study'.

BMJ Support Palliat Care 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Palliative Medicine, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

Introduction: When people are dying and unable to take oral medication, injectable medication is commonly used, usually administered by healthcare professionals. There may be delays to symptom relief due to travel to the person's home. In a randomised controlled trial (RCT) previously reported, nasal fentanyl (NF) or buccal midazolam (BM) were administered by lay carers in a hospice. Read More

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[A case management questionnaire for family caregivers of geriatric patients].

Z Gerontol Geriatr 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, Haus 50, 23538, Lübeck, Deutschland.

Background: To ease the burden for family caregivers healthcare concepts are urgently needed. The healthcare concept continuous care in a regional network (RubiN) offers a care and case management in physician networks for geriatric patients and aims to relieve family caregivers. The aim of the study was to develop and to test the psychometric properties of a questionnaire that evaluates the satisfaction and acceptance of the healthcare provided by case management (CM) from the perspective of family caregivers. Read More

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Daily life one year after corrective osteotomy for malunion of a distal radius fracture an interview study.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2021 Mar 16:1-7. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

The aim of this study was to explore the everyday life experiences of people one year after corrective osteotomy following a symptomatic, malunited, distal radius fracture.Semi-structured interviews were conducted with twenty respondents, median age 65 (22-81) years. The respondents were recruited consecutively. Read More

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Chemistry Informer Libraries: Conception, Early Experience, and Role in the Future of Cheminformatics.

Acc Chem Res 2021 04 16;54(7):1586-1596. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Chemistry Capabilities Accelerating Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033, United States.

The synthetic chemistry literature traditionally reports the scope of new methods using simple, nonstandardized test molecules that have uncertain relevance in applied synthesis. In addition, published examples heavily favor positive reaction outcomes, and failure is rarely documented. In this environment, synthetic practitioners have inadequate information to know whether any given method is suitable for the task at hand. Read More

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Bereaved families' experiences of end-of-life decision making for general medicine patients.

BMJ Support Palliat Care 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Supportive & Palliative Care, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Family involvement in decision making for hospitalised patients is associated with improved end-of-life care. Yet, these discussions can be challenging for physicians and families and associated with distress, confusion and conflict. There is a need to understand how best to support families involved in decisions regarding the transition from active to palliative treatment in hospital settings. Read More

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HOPES: An Integrative Digital Phenotyping Platform for Data Collection, Monitoring, and Machine Learning.

J Med Internet Res 2021 03 15;23(3):e23984. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Office for Healthcare Transformation, Ministry of Health, Singapore, Singapore.

The collection of data from a personal digital device to characterize current health conditions and behaviors that determine how an individual's health will evolve has been called digital phenotyping. In this paper, we describe the development of and early experiences with a comprehensive digital phenotyping platform: Health Outcomes through Positive Engagement and Self-Empowerment (HOPES). HOPES is based on the open-source Beiwe platform but adds a wider range of data collection, including the integration of wearable devices and further sensor collection from smartphones. Read More

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Teaching domains of clinical instruction from the experiences of preceptors.

Lina D Kantar

Nurse Educ Pract 2021 Mar 3;52:103010. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Rafic Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address:

Clinical teaching is vital to prepare nursing students for the role, build learning experiences, and ease transition. This study aimed at exploring the pedagogical principles that guide clinical educators in teaching undergraduate nursing students. The descriptive, qualitative, multiple-case study design, guided by the cognitive task analysis research, helped gain insights into how 18 nurse preceptors provided clinical instruction. Read More

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Experiences of Patients With Auditory Processing Disorder in Getting Support in Health, Education, and Work Settings: Findings From an Online Survey.

Front Neurol 2021 18;12:607907. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

University College London Ear Institute, London, United Kingdom.

To explore the views and experiences of individuals with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and/or their families in getting support from services and to receive their suggestions for improvement. Cross-sectional random sample survey with descriptive analysis. Online survey. Read More

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February 2021

Columbia University Master of Public Health Core Curriculum : Implementation, Student Experience, and Learning Outcomes, 2013-2018.

Public Health Rep 2021 Mar 5:33354921999162. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

5798 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA.

Objectives: Public health education must respond to 21st-century public health challenges in an ever-evolving landscape. We describe implementation and educational outcomes of the Columbia University Master of Public Health (MPH) Core (hereinafter, Core) curriculum since its inception.

Methods: This retrospective evaluation combined 6 years (2013-2018) of student survey data collected from students (N = 1902) on the structure and delivery of the Core curriculum to quantify implementation, student experience, and learning outcomes, both during study (Core Evaluation Survey [CES]) and after graduation (Graduate Exit Survey [GES]). Read More

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"I Had to Make Them Feel at Ease": Narrative Accounts of How Women With Breast Cancer Navigate Social Support.

Qual Health Res 2021 Feb 28:1049732321989999. Epub 2021 Feb 28.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA.

Social scientific studies of social support predominantly focus on the positive associations between social support and emotional well-being. The negative aspects of social support have received much less attention. We conducted semi-structured interviews of women with breast cancer ( = 47) to examine the emotional strain associated with social support and how recipients navigate it in ways that protect themselves and their relationships. Read More

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February 2021

Thai Nurses' Experiences of Spiritual Care for Older Adults at End of Life.

J Hosp Palliat Nurs 2021 Jun;23(3):286-292

Most Thai registered nurses who provide end-of-life care emphasize the physical dimension of care rather than spiritual care. There is a need to explore the experiences of Thai nurses who provide spiritual care. The purpose of the study was to explore the experiences of Thai palliative care nurses providing spiritual care for older adults at the end of life. Read More

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