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Pain, Depression, And Health-Related Quality Of Life Of Older Haenyeos (Women Divers), Eun Suk Ko, Kyung-Ja Kang 2018 JeJu Hamnaum Hospital, South Korea

Pain, Depression, And Health-Related Quality Of Life Of Older Haenyeos (Women Divers), Eun Suk Ko, Kyung-Ja Kang

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

This study aimed to provide basic data in order to develop effective intervention plans to improve the health-related quality of life of older haenyeos (professional female free divers). The study’s participants consisted of older haenyeos (≥65 years old) from seven fishing villages on Jeju Island, Korea. Data were collected using a questionnaire-based survey method, and the responses of 149 participants were analyzed. The participants’ mean pain score was 2.43 out of 5 points and their mean score for health-related quality of life was 61.18 out of 100 points. Depression was the strongest factor influencing health-related quality of ...


The Effect Of Patient Safety Educational Program On Nurses' Patient Safety Culture And Patient Safety Indicators, Nasrin Hanifi, Zahra Yazdanshenas, Masoumeh Namadian, Nima Motamed 2018 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences

The Effect Of Patient Safety Educational Program On Nurses' Patient Safety Culture And Patient Safety Indicators, Nasrin Hanifi, Zahra Yazdanshenas, Masoumeh Namadian, Nima Motamed

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The need to improve patient’s safety is to change the patient’s safety culture. This study was conducted to determine the effect of the patient safety education program on nurses’ patient safety culture and patient safety indicators.

This single-blind clinical trial was conducted in two cardiac medical wards that were randomly selected as research settings among the hospital teaching wards of the Zanjan city in Zanjan. Twenty-six nurses participated in this study under in the experimental and control groups. The experimental group received the educational program for two sessions, and the control group received a booklet about patient safety ...


Lived Experience Of Health Seeking And Healthcare Utilization Among Korean Immigrant Women Living In Suburban Communities, Jin Young Seo, Wooksoo Kim, Sharon Hewner, Suzanne Dickerson 2018 SUNY, Buffalo, New York

Lived Experience Of Health Seeking And Healthcare Utilization Among Korean Immigrant Women Living In Suburban Communities, Jin Young Seo, Wooksoo Kim, Sharon Hewner, Suzanne Dickerson

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Despite the rapid increase in Korean immigrant women in the United States, research on healthcare utilization and health-seeking behavior among Korean immigrant women is limited. The present study was designed to understand the health-seeking behavior and healthcare utilization of premenopausal Korean immigrant women living in suburban communities in the United States. The study was designed and guided by interpretive hermeneutic phenomenology. Twenty participants were recruited from suburban communities in Western New York. Individual, semistructured interviews were conducted and analyzed using a team approach. Korean immigrants experienced difficulties using the US healthcare system and significant differences between the US and Korean ...


Objective Measurement Of Physical Activity Outcomes In Lifestyle Interventions Among Adults: A Systematic Review, Valerie J. Silfee, Christina Haughton, Danielle E. Jake-Schoffman, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, Christine N. May, Meera Sreedhara, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephanie Lemon 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Objective Measurement Of Physical Activity Outcomes In Lifestyle Interventions Among Adults: A Systematic Review, Valerie J. Silfee, Christina Haughton, Danielle E. Jake-Schoffman, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, Christine N. May, Meera Sreedhara, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephanie Lemon

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications

Valid, reliable, and direct measures of physical activity (PA) are critical to assessing the impact of lifestyle PA interventions. However, little is known about the extent to which objective measures have been used to assess the outcomes of lifestyle PA interventions. This systematic review had two aims: 1) evaluate the extent to which PA is measured objectively in lifestyle PA interventions targeting adults and 2) explore and summarize what objective measures have been used and what PA dimensions and metrics have been reported. Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register, and PsychInfo were searched for lifestyle PA interventions conducted between 2006 and 2016 ...


West Meets East: A Westerner’S Reflections On Leadership, Marion Broome 2018 University of Hawai'i Manoa

West Meets East: A Westerner’S Reflections On Leadership, Marion Broome

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

This article describes the leadership journey of a nursing leader from the United States. Background information on the culture of the United States where the author was raised and educated is provided as is a discussion about how her leadership skills were influenced by American culture. She reflects on the similarities and differences in leadership journeys between the nurse leaders from five Asian countries who participated in the Women’s Leadership Workshop held at Duke University in 2017. The article concludes with suggestions for women in leadership, particularly nurses, across the globe.


Women’S Leadership And Nursing Profession In South Korea, Eui Geum Oh 2018 University of Hawai'i Manoa

Women’S Leadership And Nursing Profession In South Korea, Eui Geum Oh

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The purpose of this article is to introduce women’s leadership in the nursing profession of South Korea. For this purpose, the article will briefly discuss the cultural background of Korean society at the beginning and explain how the values of the traditional society have influenced women’s leadership in the nursing profession in South Korea. Finally, I will discuss my personal experience of leadership development based on Bolman and Deal’s leadership typology, Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership (2013).


Leadership In Nursing In Korea, Myungsun Yi 2018 University of Hawai'i Manoa

Leadership In Nursing In Korea, Myungsun Yi

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Nurses are the largest workforce that impacts the health of the people. As the life expectancy and the number of people with chronic diseases increases in Asia, it is important for Asian nursing professionals to play a pivotal role in improving health status and quality of life by demonstrating their leadership. This article focuses on nursing leadership in Korea. Leadership exemplars were described in detail to show how successful nursing leaders set goals and challenged to meet these goals, despite numerous obstacles that exist in male-oriented society of Korea. And three essential elements that future nurse leaders should consider were ...


Features Of Women’S Leadership And Nursing In Japanese Culture, Reiko Sakashita 2018 University of Hawai'i Manoa

Features Of Women’S Leadership And Nursing In Japanese Culture, Reiko Sakashita

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Mutual respect and harmonious relationships between people can be viewed as the fundamental spirit of Japanese culture. Japanese leaders try to keep the peace in human relations, rather than to achieve a goal. They become leaders due to internal and external conditions, rather than their own abilities. Japanese society has been basically male-dominated though the ratio of women leaders has increased recently. Higher education and development of academic societies in nursing have been very successful during the last two decades and nursing is one of the most trusted professions in Japan. However, some Japanese people still think a nurse is ...


Japanese American Nursing Education Leadership, Jillian Inouye PhD, Patricia T. Alpert 2018 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Japanese American Nursing Education Leadership, Jillian Inouye Phd, Patricia T. Alpert

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Why are there so few Japanese-American Nursing Education leaders in the United States when Asians in general are considered the “model minority”? Several reasons point to the cultural and value differences of an Eastern versus Western perspective. Many who have addressed this issue in other professional fields explain this phenomenon as the bamboo ceiling. This article provides the experiences of two Japanese American Nurse Leaders framed through a theoretical framework proposed by Bolman and Deal (1991), which seems to relate to their “human resource leadership” style and the strong belief and empowerment of others. These leadership types develop symbols and ...


Human Papillomavirus: The Influence Of Prevention And Vaccination, Lacey N. Russell 2018 Eastern Kentucky University

Human Papillomavirus: The Influence Of Prevention And Vaccination, Lacey N. Russell

Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

Human Papillomavirus infections (HPV) are the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. Of cancers in parts of the body where HPV is often discovered about 80% originated from an HPV infection. Despite this knowledge and the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine, vaccination by both genders in Kentucky and on a national scale remains highly underutilized. As a result, preventable incidence and mortality rates from HPV-related illness are elevated. Health care delivery factors such as increased vaccination and preventative care, insurance coverage, and accessible rural health care are necessary for HPV prevention and promotion of holistic health. The ...


Birth History As A Predictor Of Adverse Birth Outcomes: Evidence From State Vital Statistics Data, Dejun Su, Kaeli Samson, Ashvita Garg, Corrine Hanson, Ann L. Anderson Berry, Ge Lin, Ming Qu 2018 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Birth History As A Predictor Of Adverse Birth Outcomes: Evidence From State Vital Statistics Data, Dejun Su, Kaeli Samson, Ashvita Garg, Corrine Hanson, Ann L. Anderson Berry, Ge Lin, Ming Qu

Community Health Sciences Faculty Publications

One of the most important predictors of preterm births (PTBs) or low-birth-weight births (LBWBs) is whether a mother has had a history of these birth outcomes. This study examined how different characterizations of birth history (e.g., any previous incidence of PTBs or LBWBs, immediate previous birth that was preterm or of low birth weight, and number of previous PTBs or LBWBs) were associated with PTBs or LBWBs. Based on birth records (n = 98,776) reported to the vital statistics electronic registration system in Nebraska from 2005 to 2014, mothers with a history of PTBs or LBWBs were more likely ...


Healthcare Provider Attitudes Toward Personalized Care Plan Development, Kafi Rudolph DO, Adarsh Gupta DO 2018 Rowan University SOM

Healthcare Provider Attitudes Toward Personalized Care Plan Development, Kafi Rudolph Do, Adarsh Gupta Do

Stratford Campus Research Day

Background: Prevention care plans are created by healthcare workers to direct patient care and are guidelines to optimize patient health. The care plans include actions patients can take to prevent worsening of chronic conditions and potentially decrease hospitalizations. The current research project was conducted to assess satisfaction of using automated personalized care plans among healthcare providers, which can increase office visit efficiency.


Uncertainty And Competing Priorities In Shared Clinical Decision-Making, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2018 Aurora UW Medical Group, Aurora Health Care

Uncertainty And Competing Priorities In Shared Clinical Decision-Making, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

In this issue introduction, the editor-in-chief of Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews observes that a connecting thread among the articles published therein is an element of uncertainty among patients and clinicians. Competing priorities for the patient also may be present. Several approaches to overcoming these prevalent conflicts to delivery of better health care have been proposed, the most important of which may be clinicians embracing a will to practice shared decision-making.


Laude, Jan (Fa 1140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Laude, Jan (Fa 1140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1140. Cassette recordings of the "Attunement for Healing" and "Exploring Your Dreams and ESP" conferences sponsored by the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment held in Virginia Beach, Virginia from 12 July 1981 to 24 July 1981. The recordings, collected by WKU folk studies graduate student Jan Laude, were used as source material for Laude’s Master’s thesis titled “A Contemporary Female Psychic: A Folkloristic Study of a Traditional Occupation,” which was published in 1982. Because the Department does not have consent forms or own copyright to these tapes, they may ...


Association Between Food Insecurity And Cvd Risk Factors Is Moderated By Intake Of Fruits And Vegetables In Latinos, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, Stephenie C. Lemon, Milagros C. Rosal 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Association Between Food Insecurity And Cvd Risk Factors Is Moderated By Intake Of Fruits And Vegetables In Latinos, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, Stephenie C. Lemon, Milagros C. Rosal

UMass Worcester PRC Presentations

Background: Food insecurity has been consistently associated with CVD risk factors (i.e., obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia). Consumption of fruits and vegetables may reduce CVD risk factors among food insecure Latinos.

Objective: To examine the potential moderating effect of fruit and vegetable intake in the association between food insecurity and CVD risk factors in a sample of Latino men and women in the northeast U.S.

Methods: A representative community sample of Latino individuals was recruited from a community health center in Lawrence, MA. Food insecurity was measured with the 6-item USDA Household Food Security Scale. Fruit ...


Inclusion Of Evidence-Based Healthy Eating Policies In Community Health Improvement Plans: Findings From A National Probability Survey Of Us Local Health Departments, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Inclusion Of Evidence-Based Healthy Eating Policies In Community Health Improvement Plans: Findings From A National Probability Survey Of Us Local Health Departments, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Worcester PRC Presentations

Introduction: Evidence-based healthy eating (HE) policies can increase opportunities to engage in a healthy diet. The adoption of evidence-based policies into practice is limited and no study reports the status of HE policies nationally. Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) strategically address health priorities, steer evidence-based strategy selection and implementation, and require collaboration. Local health departments (LHDs) are often key stakeholders. We aimed to determine the proportion of LHDs with a CHIP having evidence-based HE policies.

Methods:A national probability survey of US LHDs serving populations of

Results: 44.1% (95%CI: 34.7-54.0%) of US LHDs with a CHIP ...


Exploring Perceptions Of Sugar Sweetened Beverages Among Early Adolescents In Worcester, Ma: A Qualitative Study, Christina F. Haughton, Meera Sreedhara, Lori Pbert, Molly E. Waring, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Exploring Perceptions Of Sugar Sweetened Beverages Among Early Adolescents In Worcester, Ma: A Qualitative Study, Christina F. Haughton, Meera Sreedhara, Lori Pbert, Molly E. Waring, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Worcester PRC Presentations

Background: Among adolescents, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the primary source of added dietary sugar and constitute 10-15% of their total caloric intake. A range of factors influence adolescent dietary behaviors and food choices. This study aimed to explore adolescents' attitudes and knowledge about SSBs, how they receive messages about SSBs, and motivations for SSB consumption.

Methods: We conducted 5 focus groups with youth aged 12-14 years that attend one of the eight Youth Connect programs in Worcester, MA in 2016-2017. Groups were sex-specific because of changes during adolescence and experiences with body image and health behaviors between the groups. A ...


Integrating Mindfulness Training In School Health Education To Promote Healthy Behaviors In Adolescents: Feasibility And Preliminary Effects On Exercise And Dietary Habits, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Susan Druker, Christine F. Frisard, Shira I. Dunsiger, Sybil L. Crawford, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Beth Bock, Lori Pbert 2018 Brown University

Integrating Mindfulness Training In School Health Education To Promote Healthy Behaviors In Adolescents: Feasibility And Preliminary Effects On Exercise And Dietary Habits, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Susan Druker, Christine F. Frisard, Shira I. Dunsiger, Sybil L. Crawford, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Beth Bock, Lori Pbert

Open Access Articles

Whether mindfulness training (MT) could improve healthy behaviors is unknown. This study sought to determine feasibility and acceptability of integrating MT into school-based health education (primary outcomes) and to explore its possible effects on healthy behaviors (exploratory outcomes). Two high schools in Massachusetts (2014-2015) were randomized to health education plus MT (HE-MT) (one session/week for 8weeks) or to health education plus attention control (HE-AC). Dietary habits (24-h dietary recalls) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA/7-day recalls) were assessed at baseline, end of treatment (EOT), and 6months thereafter. Quantile regression and linear mixed models were used, respectively, to estimate effects ...


Racial/Ethnic Representation In Lifestyle Weight Loss Intervention Studies In The United States: A Systematic Review, Christina Haughton, Valerie J. Silfee, Monica L. Wang, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, David P. Estabrook, Christine F. Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal, Sherry L. Pagoto, Stephenie C. Lemon 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Racial/Ethnic Representation In Lifestyle Weight Loss Intervention Studies In The United States: A Systematic Review, Christina Haughton, Valerie J. Silfee, Monica L. Wang, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, David P. Estabrook, Christine F. Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal, Sherry L. Pagoto, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Worcester PRC Publications

Obesity remains a persistent public health and health disparity concern in the United States. Eliminating health disparities, particularly among racial/ethnic minority groups, is a major health priority in the US. The primary aim of this review was to evaluate representation of racial/ethnic sub-group members in behavioral weight loss interventions conducted among adults in the United States. The secondary aims were to assess recruitment and study design approaches to include racial/ethnic groups and the extent of racial/ethnic sub-group analyses conducted in these studies. PubMed, PsycInfo, Medline, and CINAHL were searched for behavioral weight loss intervention trials conducted ...


A Sex-Positive Approach To Healthcare, And Truvada As Hiv Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep), Michael Ohkura, Nicholas Bonefant, Michael D. Upton 2018 University of Vermont

A Sex-Positive Approach To Healthcare, And Truvada As Hiv Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep), Michael Ohkura, Nicholas Bonefant, Michael D. Upton

College of Medicine Faculty Publications

Nationally, incidence of new HIV infections has hovered around over 50,000 per year and men who have sex with men (MSM) carry the largest burden. In Vermont, 56% of individuals newly diagnosed are MSM, with 25% of diagnoses among youth ages 13-24 years old. Despite the proven efficacy and approval of daily Truvada (emtricitabine + tenofovir) as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection, provider understanding and awareness of its use has remained extremely limited in Vermont with last estimates at just over 9 providers familiar with PrEP (excluding UVM Student Health, Planned Parenthood, and UVM Medical Center infectious disease department ...


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