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Forgetful But Not Forgotten: Parish Pastoral Care Of Dementia Sufferers, Annette Kestel PBVM 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Forgetful But Not Forgotten: Parish Pastoral Care Of Dementia Sufferers, Annette Kestel Pbvm

Obsculta

No abstract provided.


Arizona Clinical Research Workforce Survey, Cris E. Wells, Julie A. Robbins, Gaye Luna 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Arizona Clinical Research Workforce Survey, Cris E. Wells, Julie A. Robbins, Gaye Luna

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Objective: We characterize the current clinical research workforce in Arizona with the goal of identifying possible educational training gaps for the future workforce. Background: The science community, government entities, educational institutions, and community programs continue to advocate for additional funding and resources to educate the bioscience workforce, of which clinical research is a part. However, there is little evidence that additional training and/or education is needed within the clinical research profession. Method: We utilized an electronic survey tool that was designed to solicit workforce data from clinical research professionals actively working or seeking employment in the field of clinical ...


Indicators Of Simulated Driving Skills In Adolescents With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sherrilene Classen PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, Miriam Monahan MS, OTR/L, CDRS, Kiah Brown BHS 2014 Western Michigan University

Indicators Of Simulated Driving Skills In Adolescents With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sherrilene Classen Phd, Mph, Otr/L, Faota, Miriam Monahan Ms, Otr/L, Cdrs, Kiah Brown Bhs

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk for committing traffic violations, and they are four times more likely than neurotypical peers to be crash involved, making them a potentially high risk group for driving. We used a two-group design to measure differences in demographics, clinical off-road tests, and fitness to drive abilities in a driving simulator with nine adolescents with ADHD (mean age = 15.00, SD ± 1.00) compared to 22 healthy controls (HC) (mean age = 14.32, SD ±..716), as evaluated by an Occupational Therapist Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (OT-CDRS). Despite few demographic differences, the ...


Modern Cavemen? Stereotypes And Reality Of The Ancestral Health Movement, David B. Schwartz, Hamilton M. Stapell 2013 Ancestral Health Society

Modern Cavemen? Stereotypes And Reality Of The Ancestral Health Movement, David B. Schwartz, Hamilton M. Stapell

Journal of Evolution and Health

Both academic and popular interest in the ancestral health movement, or “paleo” lifestyle, has grown rapidly in recent years. More people than ever are joining the movement, and more books and articles are being published on the topic. Media coverage and certain societal preconceptions of the movement have also increased. More often than not, followers of a paleo lifestyle are thought to be “modern cavemen”: athletic, single, meat-eating, young, white, and male. To test whether or not these stereotypes are true, the authors of the present study created the first large, academic survey (N = 3,967) of the ancestral health ...


Bystander Experiences At And After A Motor Vehicle Accident: A Review Of The Literature, Anna Hall, Karen Wotton, Alison Hutton 2013 Edith Cowan University

Bystander Experiences At And After A Motor Vehicle Accident: A Review Of The Literature, Anna Hall, Karen Wotton, Alison Hutton

Australasian Journal of Paramedicine

Objective:

To explore what was known about the experiences of bystanders both at the scene, and following a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Understanding these experiences will further elucidate the knowledge underpinning bystander’s action and their needs at the scene and in the hours, days, weeks and months following this event.

Methods:

A search of Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), MedLine (OVID) and Informit was undertaken using a combination of the keywords: bystander, first aid, motor vehicle accidents, car crash, car collision, lay people and witness. Thirteen articles met the selection criteria and were included in ...


How Electronic Clinical Data Can Improve Health Technology Assessment, Jonathan R. Treadwell PhD, Eileen Erinoff MSLIS, Vivian Coates MBA 2013 EDM Forum

How Electronic Clinical Data Can Improve Health Technology Assessment, Jonathan R. Treadwell Phd, Eileen Erinoff Mslis, Vivian Coates Mba

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Health technology assessments represent comprehensive summaries of available evidence and information on a technology. They are used by medical decision makers in a variety of ways, including diagnostic testing, treatment selection, care management, patient perspectives, patient safety, insurance coverage, pharmaceutical innovation, equipment planning, device purchasing, and total cost-of-care. Electronic clinical data, which are captured routinely by clinicians and hospitals, are only rarely incorporated into formal health technology assessments. This disconnect reveals a key opportunity. In this paper, we discuss current uses of electronic clinical data, several benefits of including it in health technology assessments, potential pitfalls of that inclusion, and ...


Letter From Co-Editors, Wendy M. Nehring, Jacek Smurzynski 2013 East Tennessee State University

Letter From Co-Editors, Wendy M. Nehring, Jacek Smurzynski

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

No abstract provided.


The Development Of The Ontario Decision Aid In Rectal Cancer For Stage Ii Or Iii Patients (Odarc), Debi Banerjee 2013 McMaster University

The Development Of The Ontario Decision Aid In Rectal Cancer For Stage Ii Or Iii Patients (Odarc), Debi Banerjee

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Focus of Thesis This thesis focuses on the initial stages of developing the Ontario Decision Aid in Rectal Cancer for Stage II and III patients (ODARC). The ODARC is a DA meant to facilitate relevant information exchange among physicians and patients. Such a tool should enhance patient knowledge and accuracy of treatment expectations by effectively conveying to patients relevant information on treatment options and associated benefits and risks. The ODARC is designed for use during a physician-patient consultation. The ODARC prototype development was guided by a workbook on developing & evaluating patient DAs published by O’Connor & Jacobsen (for efficiency we ...


Efinancial Health Synergy And Prevention Science, Nan Taylor 2013 Pace University

Efinancial Health Synergy And Prevention Science, Nan Taylor

Cornerstone 1 Reports : Expansion and Enhancements of the Thinkfinity Platform

No abstract provided.


Efinancial Health, Nan Taylor 2013 Pace University

Efinancial Health, Nan Taylor

Cornerstone 1 Reports : Expansion and Enhancements of the Thinkfinity Platform

No abstract provided.


Welcome To The Journal Of Evolution And Health, Aaron Blaisdell, Paul Jaminet, David C. Pendergrass 2013 Ancestral Health Society

Welcome To The Journal Of Evolution And Health, Aaron Blaisdell, Paul Jaminet, David C. Pendergrass

Journal of Evolution and Health

Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Evolution and Health! The Journal of Evolution and Health is the peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Ancestral Health Society, a community of scientists, healthcare professionals, and laypersons who collaborate to understand health challenges from an evolutionary perspective.


Construing Natural Restorative Environments In Individuals Treated For Cancer, Adam M.B. Day 2013 Western University

Construing Natural Restorative Environments In Individuals Treated For Cancer, Adam M.B. Day

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Restorative environments (RE) are increasingly being explored for their potential to foster psychophysiologic restoration and promote health and well-being. However, there is a paucity of research that focuses on oncology populations. The purpose of this study was to explore whether individuals treated for cancer with chemotherapy construed natural restorative environments (NREs) differently than age- and gender-matched individuals never treated for cancer. Fifteen individuals treated for cancer with chemotherapy (11 females and 4 males; treatment group) and 15 age- and gender-matched individuals (comparison group) participated in interviews and completed repertory grids based on construing NREs. Constructs were elicited directly from participants ...


Potential Health Impacts Of Heavy Metals On Hiv-Infected Population In Usa, Xiaohui Xu, Hui Hu, Amy B. Dailey, Greg Kearney, Evelyn O. Talbott, Robert L. Cook 2013 Gettysburg College

Potential Health Impacts Of Heavy Metals On Hiv-Infected Population In Usa, Xiaohui Xu, Hui Hu, Amy B. Dailey, Greg Kearney, Evelyn O. Talbott, Robert L. Cook

Health Sciences Faculty Publications

Purpose: Noninfectious comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases have become increasingly prevalent and occur earlier in life in persons with HIV infection. Despite the emerging body of literature linking environmental exposures to chronic disease outcomes in the general population, the impacts of environmental exposures have received little attention in HIV-infected population. The aim of this study is to investigate whether individuals living with HIV have elevated prevalence of heavy metals compared to non-HIV infected individuals in United States.

Methods: We used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2010 to compare exposures to heavy metals including cadmium, lead, and total ...


Stakeholder Recommendations To Refine The Fitness-To-Drive Screening Measure, Sherrilene Classen PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, Sandra M. Winter PhD, OTR/L, Craig A. Velozo PhD, OTR/L, Elizabeth M. Hannold PhD, Jason Rogers BE 2013 Western Michigan University

Stakeholder Recommendations To Refine The Fitness-To-Drive Screening Measure, Sherrilene Classen Phd, Mph, Otr/L, Faota, Sandra M. Winter Phd, Otr/L, Craig A. Velozo Phd, Otr/L, Elizabeth M. Hannold Phd, Jason Rogers Be

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

In developing the web-based Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure (FTDS) and keyform (results output) for use to identify at-risk older drivers, we examined the needs, perspectives, and suggestions of three stakeholders groups: occupational therapy practitioners, certified driver rehabilitation specialists (CDRSs), and family members/caregivers. We conducted three focus groups, which were moderated, recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using directed content analysis. Respondents in two focus groups also rated FTDS aspects (e.g., ease of use, format, and relevance), using a visual analog scale (VAS, 0-10 scale with 10 being excellent). All three stakeholder groups contributed to the development of the web-based FTDS. Results ...


Development And Assessment Of An Impact Apparatus And High-Speed Camera Motion Tracking System To Quantify The Effect Of Static Muscle Loads On Fracture Threshold Measures In The Distal Radius, Jacob M. Reeves 2013 Western University

Development And Assessment Of An Impact Apparatus And High-Speed Camera Motion Tracking System To Quantify The Effect Of Static Muscle Loads On Fracture Threshold Measures In The Distal Radius, Jacob M. Reeves

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Distal radius fractures are prevalent, debilitating, and costly. This thesis conducts an in vitro investigation of these injuries, examining the role of static muscle loading on fracture threshold measures (i.e., force, impulse, energy). Initially, an impact apparatus and custom LabVIEW colour-thresholding program were designed and assessed for repeatability and accuracy in quantifying fracture measures and impact kinematics. These tools were then used to test six pairs of cadaveric forearms, with static muscle loads simulated in one specimen from each pair. Distal radius fractures were achieved in 5 pairs, with perilunate dislocations in the remaining pair. None of the fracture ...


Applied Paramedic Law And Ethics, Linda Ross 2013 Edith Cowan University

Applied Paramedic Law And Ethics, Linda Ross

Australasian Journal of Paramedicine

This is a review of the text book Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics: Australia and New Zealand by Ruth Townsend & Morgan Luck


Mass Gathering Public Health And Emergency Medicine Literature Review: Levels Of Evidence., Paul Arbon, Lynette Cusack, Naomi Verdonk 2013 Edith Cowan University

Mass Gathering Public Health And Emergency Medicine Literature Review: Levels Of Evidence., Paul Arbon, Lynette Cusack, Naomi Verdonk

Australasian Journal of Paramedicine

Objectives

The science of mass gatherings is a relatively new and developing field. It is currently at a stage where summarising the rigour of knowledge gained about the complex interrelationships between key characteristics of an event, spectator profiles and health implications are critical. This study seeks to summarise the levels of evidence in peer-reviewed journal articles concerning mass gathering public health and emergency medicine published 2001 to 2011. Until now, the evidence behind the science of mass gathering public health and emergency medicine has not been critically analysed.

Methods

Publications were reviewed by searching the following online databases: GALE, NLM ...


Resurgence Of An Australasian Prehospital Journal, Malcolm Boyle 2013 Edith Cowan University

Resurgence Of An Australasian Prehospital Journal, Malcolm Boyle

Australasian Journal of Paramedicine

No abstract provided.


Risk Factors For Diabetes Mellitus: A Comparative Analysis Of Subpopulation Differences In A Large Canadian Sample, Michael James Taylor 2013 Western University

Risk Factors For Diabetes Mellitus: A Comparative Analysis Of Subpopulation Differences In A Large Canadian Sample, Michael James Taylor

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Objectives: Certain Canadian subpopulations observe numerous modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for diabetes. This study compares immigrants and Aboriginals (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) with Canada-born individuals at higher risks for diabetes, and deciphers the determinant differences between them.

Methods: Pooled Canadian Community Health Survey data (2001-2010) were used. Time trends for diabetes within each subsample were calculated using individual survey year prevalence rates; diabetes diagnoses were self-reported (N=33,565). Various risk factors were also examined using logistic regression.

Results: Diabetes prevalence rates significantly increased from 2001 to 2010 for each subpopulation, as well as the total sample: Canada-Born ...


Effects Of Prior Acute Exercise On Circulating Cytokine Concentration Responses To A High-Fat Meal, Josef Brandauer, Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, Nathan T. Jenkins, Espen E. Spangenburg, James M. Hagberg, Steven J. Prior 2013 Gettysburg College

Effects Of Prior Acute Exercise On Circulating Cytokine Concentration Responses To A High-Fat Meal, Josef Brandauer, Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, Nathan T. Jenkins, Espen E. Spangenburg, James M. Hagberg, Steven J. Prior

Health Sciences Faculty Publications

High-fat meal consumption alters the circulating cytokine profile and contributes to cardiometabolic diseases. A prior bout of exercise can ameliorate the triglyceride response to a high-fat meal, but the interactive effects of exercise and high-fat meals on cytokines that mediate cardiometabolic risk are not fully understood. We investigated the effects of prior exercise on the responses of circulating tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-8, leptin, retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), placental growth factor (PlGF), and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) to a high-fat meal. Ten healthy men were studied before ...


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