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Health Literacy And Type 2 Diabetes In Barbados, Coralene Quimby-Worrell Feb 2019

Health Literacy And Type 2 Diabetes In Barbados, Coralene Quimby-Worrell

The Qualitative Report

IIn this qualitative instrumental single case study, I explored how patients living with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Barbados manage the disease and what role health literacy might play. Purposeful sampling aided in selecting the sample for the study. The sample was 23 participants who were 40 years and older, diagnosed with T2D, living in Barbados, and attending the Endocrine Center for treatment. Participants responded to 13 open ended questions used to answer the research questions. Information was coded using NVivo 10 software and the software provided the themes based on the participants’ responses to the interview questions. The ...


A Qualitative Metasynthesis Of Published Research Exploring The Pregnancy And Resettlement Experience Among Refugee Women, Diana M. Kingsbury, Sheryl L. Chatfield Feb 2019

A Qualitative Metasynthesis Of Published Research Exploring The Pregnancy And Resettlement Experience Among Refugee Women, Diana M. Kingsbury, Sheryl L. Chatfield

The Qualitative Report

The number of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world continues to increase, leading to increasing challenges in meeting healthcare needs of these individuals. Women’s antenatal health is of particular concern due to their vulnerability to sexual violence and the substantial proportion of refugees consisting of women and girls of or nearing reproductive age. The purpose of this qualitative metasynthesis was to integrate and interpret findings from previously published research reports in which authors explored aspects of pregnancy among resettled refugee women. Following a systematic search process, we used Dedoose qualitative data analysis software to manage the process of ...


Cancer Blog Narratives: The Experience Of Under-Fifty Women With Breast Cancer During Different Times After Diagnosis, Maria Luisa Martino, Anna Gargiulo, Daniela Lemmo, Giorgia Margherita Jan 2019

Cancer Blog Narratives: The Experience Of Under-Fifty Women With Breast Cancer During Different Times After Diagnosis, Maria Luisa Martino, Anna Gargiulo, Daniela Lemmo, Giorgia Margherita

The Qualitative Report

The recent literature shows an increase of breast cancer in women under 50, however still few are the studies which analyse the impact of the disease in this specific target age. This study aims at exploring the most prevalent topics in Italian cancer blogs of women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis before the age of 50, in order to understand their experience of illness and the characteristics of women’s narrations at different times after diagnosis (1 year, 2 years, 3 years). We collected the textual corpus of 4 Italian breast cancer blogs and performed a thematic analysis ...


Online Blaming And Intimate Partner Violence: A Content Analysis Of Social Media Comments, Jason Whiting, Rachael Dansby Olufowote, Jaclyn D. Cravens-Pickens, Alyssa Banford Witting Jan 2019

Online Blaming And Intimate Partner Violence: A Content Analysis Of Social Media Comments, Jason Whiting, Rachael Dansby Olufowote, Jaclyn D. Cravens-Pickens, Alyssa Banford Witting

The Qualitative Report

Social media has become a ubiquitous form of interacting and sharing information. However, comments on social media sites are often aggressive and contemptuous, especially when topics are controversial or politically charged. For example, discussion of intimate partner violence (IPV) tends to provoke strong reactions from outsiders, who make angry or blaming remarks about those involved. Although IPV is common, it has not been widely discussed in popular media until recent years when high-profile cases of abuse have come to light. In 2016, a celebrity accusation of domestic violence led to thousands of comments on social media, with outsiders weighing in ...


The Fall Of The Gladiators: Wives’ Tales Of Concussion Reporting And (Possible) Progressive Neurodegenerative Disease In Nfl Players, Caroline E. Faure Edd; Atc, Madeline P. Casanova Mpe Jan 2019

The Fall Of The Gladiators: Wives’ Tales Of Concussion Reporting And (Possible) Progressive Neurodegenerative Disease In Nfl Players, Caroline E. Faure Edd; Atc, Madeline P. Casanova Mpe

The Qualitative Report

This study aims to uncover and describe stories of progressive cognitive, emotional, and behavioral decline in NFL players, as told by those who may know them best: their wives. The goal of the study was to simply explore and understand this new phenomenon with a group of individuals who had not yet been asked to voice their experiences. For this qualitative study, we conducted interviews with 20 wives of current and retired NFL players. Through thematic analysis of the wives’ narratives, we identified four themes that help to describe the wives’ attitudes and experiences. These were (a) Husbands’ Willingness to ...


Waist Circumference, Waist Hip Ratio And Body Mass Index In Female Undergraduates Of A Tertiary Institution In Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study, Adamu A. Rufa'i, Karimah I. Sajoh, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Abdullahi S. Gwani Jan 2019

Waist Circumference, Waist Hip Ratio And Body Mass Index In Female Undergraduates Of A Tertiary Institution In Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study, Adamu A. Rufa'i, Karimah I. Sajoh, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Abdullahi S. Gwani

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Obesity and overweight are associated with variety of conditions detrimental to health, wellbeing and longevity. Waist circumference and waist to hip ratio are indicators of risk of central adiposity while body mass index is an indicator of overall risk of obesity. Body mass index has been traditionally used as a standard for determining overweight and obesity. This study was designed to determine the relationship between waist circumference, waist to hip ratio and body mass index among female undergraduates of a Nigerian University. Also prevalence of obesity based on waist circumference, waist to hip ratio and body mass index was ...


Doctor Of Health Science 2019, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Doctor Of Health Science 2019, Nova Southeastern University

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No abstract provided.


College Of Pharmacy 2019, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

College Of Pharmacy 2019, Nova Southeastern University

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Master Of Science In Anesthesia-Tampa, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Master Of Science In Anesthesia-Tampa, Nova Southeastern University

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College Of Health Care Sciences Audiology, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

College Of Health Care Sciences Audiology, Nova Southeastern University

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Master Of Biomedical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Master Of Biomedical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University

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College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University

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Master Of Health Science Online Program, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Master Of Health Science Online Program, Nova Southeastern University

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Master Of Science In Anesthesia Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Master Of Science In Anesthesia Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University

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Master Of Health Science/Doctor Of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Master Of Health Science/Doctor Of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University

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No abstract provided.


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College Of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Programs, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College Of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Programs, Nova Southeastern University

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No abstract provided.


Physician Assistant Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Physician Assistant Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University

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Physician Assistant Fort Meyers, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Physician Assistant Fort Meyers, Nova Southeastern University

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Physician Assistant Orlando, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Physician Assistant Orlando, Nova Southeastern University

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Occupational Therapy Tampa, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Occupational Therapy Tampa, Nova Southeastern University

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No abstract provided.


Physician Assistant Jacksonville, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Physician Assistant Jacksonville, Nova Southeastern University

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Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

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No abstract provided.


Occupational Therapy Fort Lauderdale 2019, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

Occupational Therapy Fort Lauderdale 2019, Nova Southeastern University

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College Of Dental Medicine 2019, Nova Southeastern University Jan 2019

College Of Dental Medicine 2019, Nova Southeastern University

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No abstract provided.


The Experience Of Sexual Abuse Of Afro Caribbean Women: The Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Of The Particularities Attached To Disclosure, Angela Hood Jan 2019

The Experience Of Sexual Abuse Of Afro Caribbean Women: The Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Of The Particularities Attached To Disclosure, Angela Hood

Department of Family Therapy Theses and Dissertations

Sexual abuse is often associated with long-term distressing effects. The experience of sexual abuse differs between survivors and the disclosure of the abuse is a complicated process that may have many particularities attached. For this study, I conducted an interpretative phenomenological analysis to understand how Afro-Caribbean women who experienced sexual abuse understand and make meaning of their experiences and the particularities attached to disclosure. Although prior research regarding sexual abuse has been conducted, research amongst Afro-Caribbean women has been minimal. Further absent from the sexual abuse literature is the lived experience of this population and the meaning they ascribe to ...


The Tailoring Of National Guidelines For Upper Extremity Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A Concept In Use., Salem F. Alatawi Dec 2018

The Tailoring Of National Guidelines For Upper Extremity Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A Concept In Use., Salem F. Alatawi

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: In Saudi Arabia, national evidence-based clinical guidelines (NCG) were created based for healthcare interventions. However, clinicians appear to be slow to incorporate the evidence into practice. As a result, there exists a time-gap between the gathering and presentation of evidence for best practice and the use of that evidence by clinicians. It becomes, therefore, imperative to investigate the gap between the research evidence and clinical practice. The knowledge to action (KTA) framework is available to facilitate the implementation of research evidence. This framework incorporates the theory of tailoring, a concept that is intended to create a fit between the ...


Career Regret Among Physician Assistants: A Comparative Survey Of Primary And Specialty Care Careers, Talia Sierra, Jennifer Forbes, Michael Nelson Dec 2018

Career Regret Among Physician Assistants: A Comparative Survey Of Primary And Specialty Care Careers, Talia Sierra, Jennifer Forbes, Michael Nelson

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: This study investigated if career regret varies among physician assistants (PAs) practicing in primary and specialty care fields. This information may assist practicing and aspiring physician assistants when selecting or changing their career path.

Methods: A survey was emailed to 5,000 primary and specialty care physician assistants. Items indicating career regret were compared between primary and specialty care groups.

Results: Eight hundred and thrity-four (16.7%) completed surveys were received back. Career regret is similar between primary and specialty care physician assistants, with low reports from both groups. No statistical significance was found between primary care and specialty ...


Epidemiology Of Equestrian Accidents: A Literature Review, Lauren Meredith, Robert Ekman, Karin Brolin Dec 2018

Epidemiology Of Equestrian Accidents: A Literature Review, Lauren Meredith, Robert Ekman, Karin Brolin

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: This manuscript aimed to present a review of the literature pertaining to horse riding and other horse-related injuries.

Method: A review of the literature was performed, searching for appropriate terms with regards to horse accidents, horse riding injuries and protective clothing for the horse riding context. The literature review search returned 151 relevant full-text articles, with 71 of these detailing the overall injury epidemiology of horse-related accidents. Most of these studies were conducted in the USA and used a retrospective review of hospital data methodology.

Results: Of the 71 articles investigated, 60 suggested that those most frequently involved in ...


Effect Of Mental And Physical Practice On Clinical Skill Learning In Kinesiology, Melanie E. Perreault, Christopher Brown, Robert J. Doan, David R. Dolbow Dec 2018

Effect Of Mental And Physical Practice On Clinical Skill Learning In Kinesiology, Melanie E. Perreault, Christopher Brown, Robert J. Doan, David R. Dolbow

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The amount of information required for an allied health professional has increased dramatically. In-class practice time and large amounts of practice materials may be difficult for instructors to acquire. Mental practice is a method of practice that does not involve physical movement or materials. This study investigated the effect of mental practice, physical practice, and a combination of mental and physical practice on kinesiology students learning three manual muscle tests.

Method: Fifty-six students aged 18 to 26 years (M = 20.09, SD + 1.58), pursuing a degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in either athletic training or kinesiotherapy participated ...


Effects Of Pre-Workout Supplements On Strength, Endurance, And Mood, Anya C. Ellerbroek, Jose Antonio Dec 2018

Effects Of Pre-Workout Supplements On Strength, Endurance, And Mood, Anya C. Ellerbroek, Jose Antonio

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the acute effects of consuming pre-workout supplements on indices of muscular strength, endurance and mood states.

Methods: In a double- blind, placebo-controlled, randomized crossover design, fourteen moderate to highly-trained recreational athletes (7 female, 7 male) participated in this investigation. Subjects came to the lab twice between testing sessions. They consumed either pre supplement (mixed with 8 to 12 ounces of water) or placebo 30-minutes prior to testing. The pre-workout supplement combination (Athelite Nutrition Inc.) contained 15.62 grams per serving, 25 kcals, that consisted of a proprietary blend including caffeine ...