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A Qualitative Study Of Stress, Stressors And Stress Management, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Stephen Patrick Gonzalez 2017 Georgia Southern University

A Qualitative Study Of Stress, Stressors And Stress Management, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Stephen Patrick Gonzalez

Helen W. Bland

Background: Stress is part of the college experience; however, how students deal with stress can greatly impact their behaviors and health status. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to qualitatively assess sources of stress, types of stressors, and coping mechanisms employed among undergraduate students. Methods: Nominal group process was utilized to obtain information related to study variables and help prioritize the accounts provided by study participants (n = 173). Results: Participants gave insight into the unique stress faced by this generation (grades, GPA, multitasking, parental expectations), stress symptoms (more psychological in nature), and coping strategies (prayer, talking to mom, surfing ...


Listening To The Voices Of Haiti: Exploring The Connection Of Education, Health And Quality Of Life In The Democratization Of A Society, Catherine A. Hansman, Helen W. Bland 2017 Cleveland State University

Listening To The Voices Of Haiti: Exploring The Connection Of Education, Health And Quality Of Life In The Democratization Of A Society, Catherine A. Hansman, Helen W. Bland

Helen W. Bland

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the levels of literacy among Haitian citizens and to understand their perceptions concerning the importance and availability of literacy programs and democratic process training. Since democratic process, education, and access to information are intrinsically linked, the intent of the authors of this paper was to explore the connection of education, health, and the quality of life in the democratization process in Haiti. The results of this study found continued low literacy rates, little access to education and political information, and people proclaiming that their quality of life is worse that it has ...


Development And Validation Of Triticum Phytobiological Method As An Alternative Procedure For Investigating In Vivo Acute Toxicity On Mice, Emil Ştefănescu, Aurelia N. Cristea, Cornel Chiriță, Octavian Olaru, Adriana Anghel, Mihaela Dinu 2017 Carol Davila University, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Development And Validation Of Triticum Phytobiological Method As An Alternative Procedure For Investigating In Vivo Acute Toxicity On Mice, Emil Ştefănescu, Aurelia N. Cristea, Cornel Chiriță, Octavian Olaru, Adriana Anghel, Mihaela Dinu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The goal of this study was to validate an alternative method for determining in vivo acute toxicity using vegetal material instead of laboratory animals, starting from the phytobiological method known also as the Triticum technique. We set out to demonstrate that vegetal cells have similar sensitivity to some toxic agents as animal cells, in which case a statistical correlation could be established. A series of new compounds synthesized by the Romanian National Institute for Chemical Pharmaceutical Research and Development as potential β3 adrenergic receptors agonists were tested for their acute toxicity using classic animal exposure models, before investigating possible anti-diabetic ...


Cesarean Scar Defects And Placental Abnormalities – A 3 Year Survey Study, Denisa Oana Bălălău, Nicolae Bacalbașa, Anca D. Stănescu 2017 Carol Davila University, Bucur Maternity Hospital, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Bucharest, Romania

Cesarean Scar Defects And Placental Abnormalities – A 3 Year Survey Study, Denisa Oana Bălălău, Nicolae Bacalbașa, Anca D. Stănescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The placenta is an essential organ for embryonic and fetal development, ensuring nutrient uptake, gas exchange (via the mother's blood supply), waste elimination, thermo-regulation, immunological and hormonal factors, etc. The most common placental abnormalities are represented by placenta previa, and a morbidly adherent placenta (in the form of accreta, increta, and percreta placenta). This study was performed on a sample of 99 patients diagnosed with abnormalities of placentation who underwent cesarian delivery during a period of 3 years in Bucur Maternity Hospital. Seven patients were diagnosed with morbidly adherent placenta (5 accreta and 2 percreta subtypes), the others having ...


Delaware Health Sciences Alliance Global Health Symposium: Refugee And Immigrant Access To Care Locally And Globally, 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance Global Health Symposium: Refugee And Immigrant Access To Care Locally And Globally

Global Health Events

Welcome to the 6th annual Global Health Symposium! As always, we are pleased to highlight the latest in our growing Global Health interests across the DHSA. The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance is a partnership of:

  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Jefferson Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University
  • Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Institute for Children
  • University of Delaware


Treating Opioid Use Disorder And Co-Occuring Disorders, Amy L. Harrington 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Treating Opioid Use Disorder And Co-Occuring Disorders, Amy L. Harrington

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Harm reduction is a public health strategy that was developed initially for adults with substance use disorder for whom abstinence was not feasible. Harm reduction approaches have been effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in some adult populations. In this presentation "Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders" by Amy L. Harrington, MD, learn the specifics of what the term "harm reduction" means as it is applied in various settings. When a treatment plan is considered for a patient, it is important to understand if other medical conditions also exist in addition to the substance use disorder. How do co-morbid ...


Assessing The National Cancer Institute's Smokefreemom Text-Messaging Program For Pregnant Smokers: Pilot Randomized Trial., Lorien C Abroms, Shawn Chiang, Laura Macherelli, Leah Leavitt, Margaret Montgomery 2017 George Washington University

Assessing The National Cancer Institute's Smokefreemom Text-Messaging Program For Pregnant Smokers: Pilot Randomized Trial., Lorien C Abroms, Shawn Chiang, Laura Macherelli, Leah Leavitt, Margaret Montgomery

Prevention and Community Health Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Automated text messages on mobile phones have been found to be effective for smoking cessation in adult smokers.

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to test the acceptability and feasibility of SmokefreeMOM, a national smoking cessation text-messaging program for pregnant smokers.

METHODS: Participants were recruited from prenatal care and randomized to receive SmokefreeMOM (n=55), an automated smoking cessation text-messaging program, or a control text message quitline referral (n=44). Participants were surveyed by phone at baseline and at 1 month and 3 months after enrollment.

RESULTS: Results indicate that the SmokefreeMOM program was highly rated overall and rated more favorably ...


Prescribing Hiv Prep And Education Needs Among Care Providers, Martin K. Logo, Hadi Denawi, Aimee Ferraro 2017 AIDS Project of the Quad Cities

Prescribing Hiv Prep And Education Needs Among Care Providers, Martin K. Logo, Hadi Denawi, Aimee Ferraro

Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical intervention to prevent the spread of HIV. Underprescribing PrEP could increase the probability of HIV exposure among serodivergent couples/partners and people who do not practice safer sex. Previous research on PrEP did not assess the association between awareness of PrEP, years of experience of the providers, provider types, and the frequency of PrEP among physicians. The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that awareness of PrEP, years of experience, and provider types might be predictors of the frequency of PrEP among physicians. Precaution adoption process model and cross-sectional design were ...


Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons From Maine, Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA, George Shaler MPH 2017 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons From Maine, Karen B. Pearson Mlis, Ma, George Shaler Mph

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Community paramedicine programs are beginning to flourish across the nation, and the need to provide demonstration or pilot programs is essential to providing a consistent and high-level standard for this model of care. While the overarching goals are to align with the Triple Aim, piloting a community paramedicine program also allows each community to develop and implement a program tailored to the healthcare needs of their specific community. A successful program builds the evidence base that can then be used to create legislative change necessary to financially sustain this model of care across the healthcare delivery system. This article provides ...


Epid 7135a - Epidemiology Of Infectious Disease, Isaac Chun Hai Fung 2017 Georgia Southern University

Epid 7135a - Epidemiology Of Infectious Disease, Isaac Chun Hai Fung

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the principles and practices of infectious diseases epidemiology with focus on how the presence and control of communicable diseases affects public health locally, nationally and internationally. Topics to be covered include: 1) general principles of infectious diseases epidemiology, including outbreak investigation, surveillance, analysis of infectious diseases data, and laboratory testing of specimens; 2) major modes of infectious disease transmission, including airborne, food and water, zoonotic, insect vector, blood, and sexual transmission; 3) different control strategies for infectious diseases, including infection control, antimicrobial management, immunization, risk factor modification, and screening ...


Envh 7234 - Environmental Toxicology, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu 2017 Georgia Southern University

Envh 7234 - Environmental Toxicology, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces students to concepts associated with the lethal and sub-lethal effects of environmental and occupational stressors on humans and other living organisms.


Pubh 6535 - Theoretical Perspectives Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences In Public Health, Raymona H. Lawrence 2017 Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Pubh 6535 - Theoretical Perspectives Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences In Public Health, Raymona H. Lawrence

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research. It explores social and behavioral science models, theories, and approaches that inform public health, and their philosophical roots. The course also examines social and behavioral determinants of health equity across the ecological spectrum. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students synthesize and utilize information in research and practice. An important contribution of this course is the emphasis on recognizing the contributions of social and behavioral science research and practice ...


Bios 9132a - Advanced Clinical Trial Methodology, Karl E. Peace 2017 Georgia Southern University

Bios 9132a - Advanced Clinical Trial Methodology, Karl E. Peace

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Students are introduced to regulatory, scientific, statistical and practical aspects of methods inherent in design, monitoring and analyzing clinical trials. Clinical trials in many areas of drug development are presented, discussed and critiqued.


Chbe 9335 - Global Health And Preparedness, Andrew Hansen 2017 Georgia Southern University

Chbe 9335 - Global Health And Preparedness, Andrew Hansen

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will focus on global public health and preparedness for domestic and global emergencies. Students will explore patterns of health and disease around the world, and compare them to public health issues in the United States. An ecological framework will be employed to illustrate the complex political, social, economic, and environmental determinants of global health inequity. Concepts from the social sciences, epidemiology, health systems, and policymaking will be incorporated. The course will emphasize issues related to humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters both globally and domestically, and the need to build public health infrastructure and preparedness to mitigate them.


Pubh 8134 - Health Economics, Policy And The Political Process, Samuel Tawiah Opoku 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 8134 - Health Economics, Policy And The Political Process, Samuel Tawiah Opoku

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Foundational economics and specific health economics theory, trends, market issues and applications are presented to include health insurance and payment theory, processes and applications. Evolutions of health policy, considering past current and future major legislation and executive directives, are explored within the political process.


Epid 7233 - Public Health Surveillance Methods, Jian Zhang 2017 Georgia Southern University

Epid 7233 - Public Health Surveillance Methods, Jian Zhang

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will provide students with a strong foundation in public health surveillance of both health conditions and risk factors. The course will teach the theory and practice of surveillance supported by many examples of surveillance systems from the developed and developing world. The class will build on and reinforce basic epidemiologic concepts. Students will be given the opportunity to design and evaluate a surveillance system.


Pubh 3132 - Healthcare Systems And Advocacy - Hybrid, Jeff Jones 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 3132 - Healthcare Systems And Advocacy - Hybrid, Jeff Jones

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Covers the background and development of administrative settings for health care delivery in the United States. The course explores the dynamics, trends, and issues evolving from current health and medical care programs and practices, with an emphasis on the ramifications of these various settings and trends with regard to health promotion and community health. 3 credits (3-0-3)


Pubh 3231 - Epidemiology And Biostatistics, Stuart H. Tedders 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 3231 - Epidemiology And Biostatistics, Stuart H. Tedders

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces the student to the principles and practice of epidemiology and biostatistics. Students will be exposed to the historical development of epidemiology, concepts of causality, definitions of health and disease, and sources of community health data. Current principles and practices in the cause, prevention and control of diseases in various community settings will be emphasized.


Bios 6135 - Topics Of Inference In Biostatistics, Lili Yu 2017 Georgia Southern University

Bios 6135 - Topics Of Inference In Biostatistics, Lili Yu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

(taken from 2017-18 Course Catalog): This course provides an introduction to the fundamental knowledge of derivatives, integrals, and matrix algebra found in biostatistical inference. The course will introduce the theory of quadratic forms and their applications to distributions, the method of maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio tests, restricted maximum likelihood, and the basis for inferences derived from hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Emphasis will be placed on how these techniques are used in biostatistical problems and applications using examples from the pharmaceutical industry.


Pubh 6533 - Epidemiology, Jessica Smith Schwind 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6533 - Epidemiology, Jessica Smith Schwind

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice, including but not limited to the evolution of the discipline, causal concepts in the natural history of disease, critical features of infectious and chronic diseases, elements of public health screening, basic measures used in epidemiology, design of epidemiologic investigations, consideration of random error and systematic bias, calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals and p values, discussion of confounding and interaction, criteria for evaluation of cause and effect relationships and the implications for ethical public health practice. Students are expected to gain a foundation in epidemiologic ...


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