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Meeting The Clinical Education Needs Of Community-Based Preceptors: An Environmental Scan To Identify Format And Content For A New Web-Based Resource, Rosemin Kassam, Elizabeth MacLeod, John Collins, Glymnis Tidball, Donna Dryan, Lois Neufeld, Mona Kwong 2011 The University of British Columbia

Meeting The Clinical Education Needs Of Community-Based Preceptors: An Environmental Scan To Identify Format And Content For A New Web-Based Resource, Rosemin Kassam, Elizabeth Macleod, John Collins, Glymnis Tidball, Donna Dryan, Lois Neufeld, Mona Kwong

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

This study gathered world-wide information about web-based clinical teaching resources, identified gaps in these resources, and analyzed preceptor clinical education needs as first steps in creating a series of web-based clinical education modules. In addition to an environmental scan of web-based resources, a needs assessment survey was created, distributed, and analyzed. Participants in the survey, representing ten healthcare professions throughout British Columbia, Canada, identified the content that would be most relevant to them and the optimal length of web-based modules. The study identified 15 web-based clinical education topics common across four English-speaking countries and linked them to 31 province-wide learning ...


Perceived Behavioral Control And Self-Efficacy Of Overweight And Normal Weight Adults Regarding Exercise At A Health Club, Wayne C. Miller, Todd A. Miller 2011 West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Perceived Behavioral Control And Self-Efficacy Of Overweight And Normal Weight Adults Regarding Exercise At A Health Club, Wayne C. Miller, Todd A. Miller

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Only a small fraction of overweight people get enough exercise to improve health. Intimidating factors in the health club environment may cause the overweight person to have low perceived control and low self-efficacy for exercise. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the perceived behavioral control and self-efficacy overweight (OW) and normal weight (NW) adults have toward health club exercise and what individual factors affect their perceived control and self-efficacy. Method: A 17-item survey measured perceived behavioral control, self-efficacy, and behavioral intent toward exercising at a health club 30 min, twice a week, for the next month, in ...


Longitudinal Assessment Of Emotional Intelligence In Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students, Erika Lewis 2011 University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Longitudinal Assessment Of Emotional Intelligence In Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students, Erika Lewis

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Emotional intelligence has been shown to predict clinical performance in other medical fields and may be a predictor for clinical performance in physical therapy students. Longitudinal assessment of emotional intelligence of Doctor of Physical Therapy students was obtained yearly (three times) beginning in the first year. In addition, the relationship between emotional intelligence and performance on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and clinical performance (using the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)) was examined. Participants. Graduate physical therapy students (n = 260; 218 women and 42 men) between the ages of 20 and 35 from four schools participated. Methods. Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence ...


Food Habits And Physical Activity Patterns Among Children Living In The San Luis Valley, Colorado, Heather Susan Williams 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Food Habits And Physical Activity Patterns Among Children Living In The San Luis Valley, Colorado, Heather Susan Williams

Anthropology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The relatively recent increase in obesity among children in the United States has become of interest to researchers. In the past 10 to 15 years, research has typically focused on “at risk” populations, health outcomes and potential causes of obesity. As a result, the prevalence, associated disease risks, and potential causes of obesity have been well documented. Poor diet quality, high energy intake (primarily from sweetened beverages and fast food) and low physical activity levels have all been linked childhood obesity. Despite this large body of literature, few studies have focused on the biocultural aspects of childhood obesity, especially among ...


Omega-3 Dietary Intakes, Knowledge, And Attitudes In Patients Screened For Colon Cancer, Cindy Kaminski 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Omega-3 Dietary Intakes, Knowledge, And Attitudes In Patients Screened For Colon Cancer, Cindy Kaminski

Nutrition & Health Sciences Dissertations & Theses

Objective: The purpose of this study was to estimate Omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid intakes in colonoscopy patients and to examine knowledge and attitudes held about dietary fats.

Subjects/Methods: Men (n=32) and women (n=47) patients were recruited from a Midwestern gastroenterology clinic. A dietitian obtained informed consent, a food recall and response from a 152-item n-3 food frequency questionnaire (n-3 FFQ) at the clinic using visuals and food models. Two additional 24-h recalls, including a weekend recall, were returned by mail. A questionnaire measuring diet fatty acids knowledge, diet attitudes and beliefs was also obtained.

Results: Daily intake ...


Dissecting The Workforce And Workplace For Clinical Endocrinology, And The Work Of Endocrinologists Early In Their Careers, Claude Desjardins, Mark A. Bach, Anne R. Cappola, Ellen W. Seely, Ronald G. Ehrenberg 2011 University of Illinois College of Medicine

Dissecting The Workforce And Workplace For Clinical Endocrinology, And The Work Of Endocrinologists Early In Their Careers, Claude Desjardins, Mark A. Bach, Anne R. Cappola, Ellen W. Seely, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] No national mechanism is in place for an informed, penetrating, and systematic assessment of the physician workforce such as that achieved by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the periodic evaluation of the nation’s scientists and engineers. Likewise, knowledge of the workforce for clinical research is enigmatic and fragmentary despite the serial recommendations of “blue-ribbon” panels to establish a protocol for the recurrent assessment of clinical investigators early in their careers. Failure to adopt a national system for producing timely, high-quality data on the professional activities of physicians limits the application of improvement tools for advancing clinical investigation ...


Content Validation Of A Standardized Language Diagnosis By Certified Specialists In Gerontological Nutrition, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder, Nancy M. Lewis, Kent M. Eskridge 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Content Validation Of A Standardized Language Diagnosis By Certified Specialists In Gerontological Nutrition, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder, Nancy M. Lewis, Kent M. Eskridge

Nutrition and Health Sciences -- Faculty Publications

Validation of the nutrition standardized language assures the language is accurate for use in practice, policy, and research, but few validation studies have been reported. The purpose of this descriptive study was to validate content of all components of the nutrition diagnostic term involuntary weight loss using experts providing care for older adults in health care settings. A Nutrition Diagnosis Validation Instrument was developed that contained the definition, etiologies, and signs and symptoms of the diagnosis plus items added from literature review. Questions on clarity and completeness of the language were included. The Nutrition Diagnosis Validation Instrument used a Likert-type ...


Morphological Knowledge And Decoding Skills Of Deaf Readers, M. Diane Clark, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Melissa L. Anderson 2011 Gallaudet University

Morphological Knowledge And Decoding Skills Of Deaf Readers, M. Diane Clark, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Melissa L. Anderson

Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center Publications

Many studies have reported the necessity of phonological awareness to become a skilled reader, citing barriers to phonological information as the cause for reading difficulties experienced by deaf individuals. In contrast, other research suggests that phonological awareness is not necessary for reading acquisition, citing the importance of higher levels of syntactic and semantic knowledge. To determine if deaf students with higher language skills have better word decoding strategies, students responded to a morphological test, where monomorphemic words and multimorphemic words were matched to their definitions. Two studies are reported, one focusing on English placement levels and a second with formal ...


An Exercise Programme For Patients With Intermittent Claudication: Randomised Trial Of Health Outcomes And Cost Analysis, Marie Guidon 2011 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

An Exercise Programme For Patients With Intermittent Claudication: Randomised Trial Of Health Outcomes And Cost Analysis, Marie Guidon

PhD theses

As peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a chronic, progressive disease with a significant cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk burden, it has a considerable impact on functional capacity and quality of life (QoL). Exercise programmes result in significant improvements in walking distances but these correlate poorly with patient-reported functioning and QoL and the long-term outcomes are unknown.

The aim of this study was to assess the long-term (one year) effects of participation in a 12-week supervised exercise programme for patients with intermittent claudication (IC). Primary outcome measures were the effects on disease-specific aspects of quality of life, functional capacity and cardiovascular risk ...


The Adverse Effects Of The Cardiopulmonary Bypass Machine, Shannon Renee Steidl 2011 Liberty University

The Adverse Effects Of The Cardiopulmonary Bypass Machine, Shannon Renee Steidl

Senior Honors Theses

Throughout the United States, the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) machine during cardiac surgery has become a widely employed practice. Although this machine has simplified cardiac surgery by allowing the heart to be stopped, the technology also causes adverse effects on a patient’s body and cognitive functions. These include complications of the inflammatory system, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain. Using the CPB can not only cause physical harm, but it can also lead to cognitive decline that can affect the patient’s quality of life. Studying the CPB in terms of its adverse effects is imperative to making ...


Uh-Oh To Oh Yeah: A Nurse Driven Urinary Catheter Removal Protocol, Nancy Dirico MSN, RN, CMSRN, Bonnie Kosman MSN, RN, NE-BC, NHA 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Uh-Oh To Oh Yeah: A Nurse Driven Urinary Catheter Removal Protocol, Nancy Dirico Msn, Rn, Cmsrn, Bonnie Kosman Msn, Rn, Ne-Bc, Nha

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


A Transylvania Medical Graduate Searches For His Sons After A Civil War Battle, Charles T. Ambrose 2011 University of Kentucky

A Transylvania Medical Graduate Searches For His Sons After A Civil War Battle, Charles T. Ambrose

Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (Tips); Review Of Initial Experience At Aga Khan University Hospital, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Tanveer-ul-haq, Muhammad Azeemuddin, Zafar Sajjad, Ishtiaq Chishti, Basit Salam 2011 Aga Khan University

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (Tips); Review Of Initial Experience At Aga Khan University Hospital, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Tanveer-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Azeemuddin, Zafar Sajjad, Ishtiaq Chishti, Basit Salam

Department of Radiology

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively assess the therapeutic effectiveness and safety of transjugular intrahepafic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with portal hypertension related complications.

METHODS: Over a period of 7.5 years 19 patients (10 males and 9 females, age range 25-69 years) were referred for TIPS at our radiology department. Thirteen patients suffered from liver cirrhosis while 6 had Budd Chiari syndrome. All patients were evaluated with colour doppler ultrasonography and cross sectional imaging. Shunt procedures were performed under sedation or general anaesthesia through internal jugular approach. Metallic self expandable uncovered stents were placed in 15 patients and covered stent in ...


Goldston Syndrome, Zainab Hussain, Imrana Masroor, Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider, Tariq Alam 2011 Aga Khan University

Goldston Syndrome, Zainab Hussain, Imrana Masroor, Qurrat-Ul-Ain Haider, Tariq Alam

Department of Radiology

Goldston syndrome is a rare entity describing the association of polycystic kidneys and Dandy Walker malformation with or without hepatic fibrosis. A 28 years old pregnant woman came to radiology department for the first antenatal scan. Ultrasound showed a single fetus corresponding to 27 week of gestation. The fetal brain revealed deficient vermis with a posterior fossa cyst communicating with the 4th ventricle suggestive of Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM). The kidneys were enlarged, and echogenic containing small cysts with associated amniotic fluid index of 5 cm suggestive of Oligohydramnios. A diagnosis of Goldston syndrome was suggested. These findings were confirmed on ...


Characteristics Of An Adult Photosensitive Cohort, Mubashira Hashmi, Mazhar Mobin, Khurram A Siddiqui 2011 Aga Khan University

Characteristics Of An Adult Photosensitive Cohort, Mubashira Hashmi, Mazhar Mobin, Khurram A Siddiqui

Section of Neurology

Intermittent Photic Stimulation (IPS) is a well recognized provocation maneuver during EEG recording which helps in identifying underlying photosensitivity. The frequency and characteristics of various responses to photosensitivity among our adult patients was determine. EEGs of subjects > or =15 years from 2003-2006, were reviewed. Two main photosensitive responses were observed: Photoparoxysmal (PPR) and Photic-driving response (PDR). Demographic and clinical data was also collected. Out of 5950 EEG's performed, response to IPS were detected in 1.2% (n=73) of EEGs. Out of which 49 (67%) had PDR and 24 (33%) had PPR. Mean age of PPR group was 25 ...


The Use Of Foot Orthoses In The Management Of The Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient, Atsushi Oishi, Mathew Prior, Anthea Worley 2011 Nishifuna Clinic

The Use Of Foot Orthoses In The Management Of The Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient, Atsushi Oishi, Mathew Prior, Anthea Worley

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory autoimmune condition of unclear aetiology. Foot problems, including pain, deformity and functional limitation, are common amongst patients. Despite orthotic intervention being common in rheumatoid arthritis, there is reportedly limited and conflicting evidence for its effectiveness. The aim of this review is to identify and evaluate the evidence for the effectiveness of foot orthoses in the management of adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A systematic literature review was conducted to identify relevant literature pertaining to the use of orthoses in the management of the rheumatic foot. Fifteen articles, comprising both primary and secondary evidence, were ...


Impact Of Health Information Systems On Organizational Health Communication And Behavior, Vibha Kumar 2011 Georgia Health Science University

Impact Of Health Information Systems On Organizational Health Communication And Behavior, Vibha Kumar

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Information is critical in making health-related decisions. New communication technologies show great promise in providing ways to develop and deliver changes in health behaviors. The behavioral and communication changes in consumers, patients, providers, and organizations are being noticed at individual, community, and organizational levels due to innovations in electronic health information systems, such as personal health records (PHRs), electronic medical records (EMRs), and electronic health records (EHRs). The noted behavioral/communication changes include improved quality patient care; easy, accurate, and quick information retrieval; rapid information sharing; quick decision making; reduced medical errors due to electronic alerts; increased storage of data ...


Essentials Of The U.S. Health Care System, 2nd Edition, Sabine Simmons 2011 Alabama State University

Essentials Of The U.S. Health Care System, 2nd Edition, Sabine Simmons

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

No abstract provided.


Helicobacter Pylori: Association With Gall Bladder Disorders In Pakistan, Javed Yakoob, M. R. Khan, Z. Abbas, W. Jafri, R. Azmi, Z. Ahmad, S. Naeem, L. Lubbad 2011 Aga Khan University

Helicobacter Pylori: Association With Gall Bladder Disorders In Pakistan, Javed Yakoob, M. R. Khan, Z. Abbas, W. Jafri, R. Azmi, Z. Ahmad, S. Naeem, L. Lubbad

Department of Medicine

Helicobacter species colonise the biliary tract and therefore this study explores the relationship between of Helicobacter pylori and cholecystitis. Bile and gall bladder tissue samples were obtained from 144 Patients who underwent cholecystectomy. Of these, 89 had chronic cholecystitis with cholelithiasis, 44 had gall bladder carcinoma and 11 had gall bladder polyps. Histopathology examination included special staining and immunohistochemistry (IHC), while Helicobacter species (H. pylori, H. bilis and H. hepaticus) were detected by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Sequencing and BLAST query of PCR products was undertaken and samples were considered to contain H. pylori if both PCR and IHC ...


A Novel Approach For A New Era: Successful Integration Of Multidisciplinary, Hepatitis C Care Within An Established Hiv Primary Care Practice, Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP, Orlando J. Penaloza MD, FACP, Timothy J. Friel MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

A Novel Approach For A New Era: Successful Integration Of Multidisciplinary, Hepatitis C Care Within An Established Hiv Primary Care Practice, Joseph L. Yozviak Do, Facp, Orlando J. Penaloza Md, Facp, Timothy J. Friel Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


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