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Factors associated with the quality of mental health services and consumers' functionality using tertiary-based services.

Perspect Psychiatr Care 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Ghana Mental Health Authority, Ghana Health Services, Accra, Ghana.

Purpose: Assess factors associated with the quality of mental health services.

Design And Methods: Cross-sectional design, quantitative data, and 510 consumers from three psychiatric facilities.

Results: The average age of consumers was 34 years and 51. 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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Adaptation of the MAUQ and usability evaluation of a mobile phone-based system to promote eye donation.

Int J Med Inform 2021 Apr 15;151:104462. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Centre for Research in Nursing and Health St George Hospital, Australia. Electronic address:

Introduction: Mobile Applications (apps) are commonly used in the health care settings to improve the quality of care, however prior to the release of the app it is vital to evaluate its usability. Therefore, the aim of this study is to adapt the mobile Health App Usability Questionnaire (MAUQ) and measure the usability of the Eye donor Aust App using the modified instrument (m-MAUQ).

Methods: The study was undertaken using a convenience sample of 94 patients and their carers attending three eye clinics and one outpatient department in a large hospital in Sydney Australia. Read More

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Management of flexible cavovarus foot in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: midterm results.

Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol 2021 Apr 24. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, España.

Introduction: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a hereditary motor sensory neuropathy that frequently results in a cavovarus foot in the adult. Surgical treatment allows correction of the deformity while preserving an adequate range of motion.

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the result of posterior tibial tendon transfer, first metatarsal ascent osteotomy, and calcaneal valgus osteotomy in the treatment of cavovarus foot secondary to CMT. Read More

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Patient-Reported Outcomes After Genital Gender-Affirming Surgery With Versus Without Urethral Lengthening in Transgender Men.

J Sex Med 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Urology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Location VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, Location VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: In our institution, genital Gender-Affirming Surgery (gGAS;phalloplasty or metoidioplasty) in transgender men is offered with or without Urethral Lengthening (UL).

Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional and retrospective study was to assess the effect of gGAS with or without UL on several Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs), and to identify predictors of overall patient satisfaction at follow-up.

Methods: A self-constructed Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) was sent to transgender men who were ≥1 year after gGAS. Read More

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Untangling the inter-relatedness within integrated care programmes for community-dwelling frail older people: a rapid realist review.

BMJ Open 2021 Apr 24;11(4):e043280. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Panaxea, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Objective: To identify the relationships between the context in which integrated care programmes (ICPs) for community-dwelling frail older people are applied, the mechanisms by which the programmes do (not) work and the outcomes resulting from this interaction by establishing a programme theory.

Design: Rapid realist review.

Inclusion Criteria: Reviews and meta-analyses (January 2013-January 2019) and non-peer-reviewed literature (January 2013-December 2019) reporting on integrated care for community-dwelling frail older people (≥60 years). Read More

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Production Time and User Satisfaction of 3-Dimensional Printed Orthoses For Chronic Hand Conditions Compared With Conventional Orthoses: A Prospective Case Series.

J Rehabil Med Clin Commun 2021 12;4:1000048. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Rehabilitation Medicine, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Objective: Hand orthoses are often prescribed for persons with chronic hand and wrist impairments. This study assessed the feasibility, in terms of production time and user satisfaction, of 3-dimensional printed hand orthoses compared with conventional hand orthoses for this population.

Methods: In this prospective case series, both a conventional hand orthosis and a 3-dimensional printed hand orthosis were manufactured for 10 participants. Read More

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February 2021

Trials and Tribulations: mHealth Clinical Trials in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Yearb Med Inform 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Introduction: Mobile phone-based interventions in cardiovascular disease are growing in popularity. A randomised control trial (RCT) for a novel smartphone app-based model of care, named TeleClinical Care - Cardiac (TCC-Cardiac), commenced in February 2019, targeted at patients being discharged after care for an acute coronary syndrome or episode of decompensated heart failure. The app was paired to a digital sphygmomanometer, weighing scale and a wearable fitness band, all loaned to the patient, and allowed clinicians to respond to abnormal readings. Read More

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Effect of an education and mindfulness-based physical activity intervention for the promotion of positive body image in Lithuanian female students.

Eat Weight Disord 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Physical and Social Education, Lithuanian Sports University, Sporto 6, 44221, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of an 8-week classroom education and mindfulness-based physical activity intervention for the promotion of positive body image in female students.

Methods: A quasi-experimental study was carried out with 110 Lithuanian female students (mean age 21.5 ± 3. Read More

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Psychosocial functionality in depressive workers: A study on associated factors.

Int J Soc Psychiatry 2021 Apr 16:207640211011195. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) has been shown a high prevalence and debilitating mental health. Most of the burden comes from reduced work functioning and frequent or long-term absenteeism.

Aims: Describe psychosocial functionality in sample of workers with MDD and observe associated factors with sick-leave. Read More

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Feasibility of a cognitive behavioral online intervention for women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder.

J Clin Psychol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objectives: Difficulties with sexual desire and arousal are common in women, but most lack access to effective treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). eSense is a recently created online CBT intervention for sexual difficulties with promising evidence of usability. The current study assessed the feasibility of women completing the full eSense CBT program without guidance. Read More

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Introduction of digital reporting platform to integrate community-level data into health information systems is feasible and acceptable among various community health stakeholders: A mixed-methods pilot study in Mopti, Mali.

J Glob Health 2021 Mar 30;11:07003. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Population Council, Washington, D.C., USA.

Background: Integration of community-level health data within Mali's web-based District Health Information System (DHIS2) is underexplored. This study conducted in Mopti, Mali examined challenges and enablers affecting integration and investigated how digital technology optimizes data quality, availability, and use.

Methods: This pre-post mixed-methods study compared community health workers' (CHWs') experiences reporting routine community-level data using the DHIS2 digital application on tablets and paper forms. Read More

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Foot-ankle functional outcomes of using the Diabetic Foot Guidance System (SOPeD) for people with diabetic neuropathy: a feasibility study for the single-blind randomized controlled FOotCAre (FOCA) trial I.

Pilot Feasibility Stud 2021 Mar 26;7(1):87. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Physical Therapy, Speech, and Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Rua Cipotânea, 51 - Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, São Paulo, 05360-160, Brazil.

Background: Diabetic neuropathy dramatically affects musculoskeletal structure and function of the lower limbs by impairing their muscle strength and mobility. Specific muscle strengthening through physiotherapy strategies appears to be promising; however, adherence to physiotherapy treatment is low in people with chronic diseases. Thus, an internet-based foot-ankle exercise program was created as a potential telerehabilitation alternative for people with diabetes to improve their self-monitoring and self-care management. Read More

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School food offer at lunchtime: assessing the validity and reliability of a web-based questionnaire.

Public Health Nutr 2021 Mar 25:1-11. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Evaluation Platform on Obesity Prevention, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Centre, Québec, QC, Canada.

Objectives: To develop and validate a web-based self-diagnostic questionnaire on school food service offer aimed at food service managers (FSM) by: (i) identifying relevant indicators of school food offer, developing a questionnaire and validating the concept using an expert panel; (ii) validating the questions by comparing the FSM's responses with observations by dietitians and (iii) undergoing a qualitative evaluation of the tool through direct observation and short interviews.

Design: Mixed methods.

Setting: Quebec, Canada. Read More

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Body appreciation and body appearance pressure in Norwegian university students comparing exercise science students and other students.

BMC Public Health 2021 Mar 19;21(1):532. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Østfold University College, Department of Health and Welfare, PO 700, 1757, Halden, Norway.

Background: Body image is considered a core issue for public health and associates with university students' overall health. Due to positive associations between exercise and body image, it has been suggested that students within an exercise science program might be more body appreciative compared to other students. On the other hand, the strong societal idealization of the athletic body may expose them to a pressure of having a specific body appearance, which may result in unfavorable health consequences. Read More

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[Factors associated with personal autonomy among the elderly: a systematic review of the literature].

Cien Saude Colet 2021 Mar 4;26(3):1035-1046. Epub 2019 May 4.

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Av. Prof. Moraes Rego 1235, Cidade Universitária. 50670-901 Recife PE Brasil.

The scope of this article is to identify factors associated with personal autonomy among the elderly. It is a systematic review of analytical epidemiological studies selected from the PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus and Lilacs databases, without time and language constraints. The search located 3,435 articles and selection was conducted in two phases: reading of abstracts and entire articles, with inclusion and exclusion criteria, by two independent reviewers, resulting in seven selected studies. Read More

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Psychometric testing and evaluation of user acceptance of an automatic lateral turning device for the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Nils Lahmann

J Tissue Viability 2021 May 23;30(2):216-221. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Rudelsburgstr. 24, 13129, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Introduction: Repositioning of patients with reduced or impaired mobility could lessen pressure ulcers (PU). Automated preventive devices can support nurses, but user acceptance must be determined with valid and reliable tools. This study measured user acceptance of an automatic lateral turning device, using a self-developed questionnaire. Read More

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Trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis - a stepwise therapeutic approach.

Swiss Med Wkly 2021 Mar 11;151:w20465. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.

Osteoarthritis of the trapeziometarcarpal joint, also called rhizarthrosis, is a common finding in the second half of life. It has a higher prevalence in females and is of growing importance in ageing societies. A variety of conservative and surgical treatment options are known, including conservative treatment up to joint replacement. Read More

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The Effect of Virtual Reality Exercises on Pain, Functionality, Cardiopulmonary Capacity, and Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Games Health J 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

To investigate the effect of motion-controlled videogames on pain, functionality, cardiopulmonary capacity, and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia. Forty women with fibromyalgia were randomized into virtual reality group (VRG) and conventional training group (CTG). The CTG performed aerobic exercise (cycling, 3 days per week, 20 minutes per day) and conventional exercises (muscle strengthening, balance, and flexibility, 3 days per week, 15 minutes per day) for 4 weeks. Read More

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Limb Lengthening after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Customized Patient-Specific Instrumentation Does Not Affect Expected Limb Lengthening.

Adv Orthop 2021 22;2021:5573319. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120, USA.

Introduction: Expectations for limb length differences after TKA are important for patient perception and outcomes. Limb length discrepancies may occur due to postoperative leg length increases, which can lead to decreased patient functionality and satisfaction and even possible litigation. The purpose of this study is to examine the frequency and extent of limb lengthening among various preoperative deformities and between two different implant systems. Read More

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February 2021

Human-centered development of an electronic health record-embedded, interactive information visualization in the emergency department using fast healthcare interoperability resources.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2021 Mar 3. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Objective: Develop and evaluate an interactive information visualization embedded within the electronic health record (EHR) by following human-centered design (HCD) processes and leveraging modern health information exchange standards.

Materials And Methods: We applied an HCD process to develop a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application that displays a patient's asthma history to clinicians in a pediatric emergency department. We performed a preimplementation comparative system evaluation to measure time on task, number of screens, information retrieval accuracy, cognitive load, user satisfaction, and perceived utility and usefulness. Read More

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Design and Application of Hydrocolloids from Butternut Squash () Epidermis as a Food Additive in Mayonnaise-type Sauces.

ACS Omega 2021 Mar 16;6(8):5499-5508. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Food Engineering, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias 130015, Colombia.

Hydrocolloids play a fundamental role in the design of new food products in their structure and functionality due to the interaction with the components of complex food matrices; for this reason, natural sources that are friendly to the environment must be sought for their extraction. A microstructure product such as mayonnaise is an oil-in-water-type emulsion design with the components of the complex varying from egg yolk, additives, spices, sugar, and other optional ingredients to improve its stabilities and organoleptic characteristics. The main objective of the study was to design and characterize the physicochemical, bromatological, and sensory analyses and rheological properties of the mayonnaise-type sauce formulated with hydrocolloids obtained from the epidermis of butternut squash () and xanthan gum. Read More

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The effectiveness of positive appearance and functionality reflective writing tasks on state body image and response to idealised media exposure among 35-60 year-old women.

Body Image 2021 Mar 3;37:127-137. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

School of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

Functionality and appearance-based reflective writing tasks can improve body image in young women. There is limited research investigating these tasks in mature women. This study tested (a) the effectiveness of writing tasks on women's state body image and (b) whether these tasks buffered responses to idealised media. Read More

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Preaponeurotic endoscopic repair (REPA) of diastasis recti: a single surgeon's experience.

Surg Endosc 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

General Surgery Unit, Chivasso Hospital, Chivasso, Italy.

Background: Diastasis recti is a pathology that affects not only the abdominal wall but also the stability of lumbopelvic muscles, consequently altering urinary and digestive functionality. Preaponeurotic endoscopic repair (REPA) is an endoscopic alternative to tummy tuck for the treatment of diastasis. In this study, the outcomes of REPA application by a single surgeon are presented. Read More

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Donor Defect Morbidity of Intrinsic Flaps in the Posttraumatized Hand.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 Mar 3. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

From the Division of Hand Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Munich Private Practice, Haßloch, Germany Med Esthetic Kirkegaard Kurz, Hamburg Ethianum Klinik Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

Introduction: There are many types of intrinsic flaps to cover wound defects on the hand, which have been well described in scientific literature. However, the donor sites are often neglected in such studies. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate donor site morbidity for homodigital island flaps, cross-finger flaps, Foucher's pedicle flaps, and flaps of the dorsal metacarpal artery system (DMCA). Read More

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Feasibility and Acceptability of a Digital Intervention to Support Shared Decision-making in Children's and Young People's Mental Health: Mixed Methods Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

JMIR Form Res 2021 Mar 2;5(3):e25235. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Evidence-Based Practice Unit, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Background: Interventions to involve parents in decisions regarding children's and young people's mental health are associated with positive outcomes. However, appropriately planning effectiveness studies is critical to ensure that meaningful evidence is collected. It is important to conduct pilot studies to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility of the protocol to test effectiveness. Read More

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Multimodal Analgesia in Spine Surgery: An Umbrella Review.

World Neurosurg 2021 May 18;149:129-139. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece.

Objective: In recent years, there has been a growing interest regarding the implementation of multimodal analgesia as an important component of the ideal perioperative patient management. The aim of the current umbrella review was to establish the role of multimodal analgesia in patients undergoing spine surgery during the immediate postoperative period.

Methods: A systematic review of the pertinent literature was performed. Read More

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Factors affecting the mature use of electronic medical records by primary care physicians: a systematic review.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2021 02 19;21(1):67. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Despite a substantial increase in the adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) in primary health care settings, the use of advanced EMR features is limited. Several studies have identified both barriers and facilitating factors that influence primary care physicians' (PCPs) use of advanced EMR features and the maturation of their EMR use. The purpose of this study is to explore and identify the factors that impact PCPs' mature use of EMRs. Read More

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February 2021

Measuring body satisfaction in women with eating disorders and healthy women: appearance-related and functional components in the Body Cathexis Scale (Dutch version).

Eat Weight Disord 2021 Feb 16. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 1, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Purpose: Differentiating the concept of body satisfaction, especially the functional component, is important in clinical and research context. The aim of the present study is to contribute to further refinement of the concept by evaluating the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Body Cathexis Scale (BCS). Differences in body satisfaction between clinical and non-clinical respondents are also explored. Read More

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February 2021