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Principles Of Nutrition Textbook, Lisa Jellum, Jason Hitzeman, Mark Knauss, Sharryse Henderson, Tom Harnden, Cynthia Elsberry, Greg Ford 2018 Georgia Highlands College

Principles Of Nutrition Textbook, Lisa Jellum, Jason Hitzeman, Mark Knauss, Sharryse Henderson, Tom Harnden, Cynthia Elsberry, Greg Ford

Nursing and Health Sciences Open Textbooks

This Open Textbook for Principles of Nutrition was created under a Round Nine ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Topics covered:

  • Chapter 1: Nutrition Basics
  • Chapter 2: Macronutrient Structures
  • Chapter 3: Macronutrient Digestion
  • Chapter 4: Macronutrient Uptake, Absorption, & Transport
  • Chapter 5: Common Digestive Problems
  • Chapter 6: Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Chapter 7: Integration of Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Chapter 8: Micronutrients Overview & Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
  • Chapter 9: Antioxidant Micronutrients
  • Chapter 10: Macronutrient Metabolism Micronutrients
  • Chapter 11: Carbon Metabolism Micronutrients
  • Chapter 12: Blood, Bones & Teeth Micronutrients
  • Chapter 13: Electrolyte Micronutrients
  • Chapter 14: Achieving a Healthy Diet
  • Chapter 15: Diet and Health- Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Chapter 16 ...


Assessment Of Health Literacy Level In 18-30 Year-Old Adults, An Iranian Experience, Masoumeh Ansari, Fatemeh Mohammad-moradi, Mehrdad Khaledian, Maryam Shekofteh, Ali valinejadi 2018 *Scientometrics and Publication Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. *Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Assessment Of Health Literacy Level In 18-30 Year-Old Adults, An Iranian Experience, Masoumeh Ansari, Fatemeh Mohammad-Moradi, Mehrdad Khaledian, Maryam Shekofteh, Ali Valinejadi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: Health literacy is knowledge for comprehension, assessment and achievement of health and benefit of it in life finally to health promotion. People, who have little health literacy, have less knowledge about their health condition therefore they don’t take sufficient preventive services instead they receive more hospital and emergency units' services. Identification and promotion of health literacy level is one of the best solutions to increase social health and play important role in making healthy social in future, too.

Design and setting: This descriptive study, about 170 people (ranging from18-30 year-old) who referred to Shemiranat health network in end ...


Rural Health Clinic Participation In The Merit-Based Incentive System And Other Quality Reporting Initiatives: Challenges And Opportunities, John A. Gale MS, Zach Croll BA, Andrew Coburn PhD 2018 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Rural Health Clinic Participation In The Merit-Based Incentive System And Other Quality Reporting Initiatives: Challenges And Opportunities, John A. Gale Ms, Zach Croll Ba, Andrew Coburn Phd

Rural Health Clinics

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are an important source of primary care in underserved rural communities with more than 4,200 RHCs providing primary care services to rural Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in 44 states. In light of the growing emphasis on quality reporting, it is important to understand factors influencing RHC readiness to participate in quality reporting including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Medicaid, and commercial payer quality reporting programs. The exclusion of RHCs from CMS’s quality reporting programs and value-based initiatives may potentially create a perception among consumers and policymakers that RHCs are unable to meet the ...


Early Data From The Maine Ombudsman’S Hospital Advocacy Program: A Deeper Look At Difficult To Place Patients, Joseph Zamboni 2018 University of Southern Maine

Early Data From The Maine Ombudsman’S Hospital Advocacy Program: A Deeper Look At Difficult To Place Patients, Joseph Zamboni

Muskie School Capstones

There is little data available on the complex cause and effect of delayed hospital discharge; however, some evidence suggests that long-stay patients tend to be complex, older, and sicker. In Maine, a 2014 Maine Health Association report found complex hospital patients were waiting weeks, months and sometimes over a year in Maine Hospitals before accessing long-term services and supports. In response to these concerns around delayed discharge from hospitals, the First Regular Session of the 127th Maine Legislature created the Commission to study Difficult to Place Patients. The Commission ultimately passed Legislation that gave the Maine Long- Term Care Ombudsman ...


Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: The Geography Of Health, Joshua Ollinger, Ashley Donald, Randy Morris 2018 Portland State University

Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: The Geography Of Health, Joshua Ollinger, Ashley Donald, Randy Morris

Metroscape

Our ability to lead a fulfilling life and pursue our goals is largely shaped by our health. Although we experience these conditions such as illness and disabilities at a very personal level, factors outside of our control are often what determines our health. Known as the Social Determinants of Health, where we are born, work, live, and spend our lives is considered equally if not more important to our health status than medical care and personal health behaviors. As a result, certain communities and populations disproportionately experience burdens. Identifying and increasing awareness of health disparities is an essential step toward ...


Patient Experience Rx: Healing The Whole Human Insights From The 2018 Cihf Mini-Symposium, Sherrie Negrea 2018 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Patient Experience Rx: Healing The Whole Human Insights From The 2018 Cihf Mini-Symposium, Sherrie Negrea

CIHF Collection

[Excerpt] The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) sponsored a mini-symposium on April 12 and 13 that explored the shift toward a consumer-centered approach in healthcare. Nearly 100 industry experts, scholars, hospital and senior living administrators, physicians, nurses, architects, and students attended the conference at Cornell’s Statler Hotel.

The symposium opened with a discussion of the current state of the patient experience and the barriers standing in the way of a patient-centered healthcare system. The conference then examined the needs of patients and the innovations healthcare facilities are developing to improve patient outcomes. It concluded with a look at ...


Dose-Response Of Cotton Dust Exposure With Lung Function Among Textile Workers: Multitex Study In Karachi, Pakistan, Naureen Akber Ali, Asaad A. Nafees, Zafar Fatmi, Iqbal Azam Syed 2018 Aga Khan University

Dose-Response Of Cotton Dust Exposure With Lung Function Among Textile Workers: Multitex Study In Karachi, Pakistan, Naureen Akber Ali, Asaad A. Nafees, Zafar Fatmi, Iqbal Azam Syed

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Background: Cotton dust exposure among textile mill workers lead to impaired lung function. However, only few studies have investigated the dose-response relationship between cotton dust and lung function.
Objective: To determine the dose-response relationship between cotton dust exposure and lung function among textile workers.
Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted from January to March 2016 and included 303 adult male textile workers from spinning and weaving sections of 5 mills in Karachi, Pakistan. We collected data through a translated version of the American Thoracic Society respiratory questionnaire (ATS-DLD-78A) and using spirometry. Mill-level airborne cotton dust was measured ...


Effects Of Bingocize® On Quality Of Life, Fall Risk, And Health Knowledge In Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Alyssa Kathryn Dispennette 2018 Western Kentucky University

Effects Of Bingocize® On Quality Of Life, Fall Risk, And Health Knowledge In Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Alyssa Kathryn Dispennette

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Quality of life (QOL) is an important aspects of overall well-being in older adults. QOL is associated with functional, physical, and psychological health; all of which can be improved with increased physical activity. A high fall risk is associated with low physical function and QOL. One in four older adults experiences a fall each year, making it necessary to focus public health interventions towards decreasing fall risk and improving QOL in older adults. Bingocize® is a health promotion program designed to promote health, health knowledge, physical activity, and social engagement among older adults. The purpose of this study was to ...


Minority Caregivers Of Dementia Patients: Quality Of Life And Implications For Quality Of Care Provided., Rachael Odam 2018 The College at Brockport

Minority Caregivers Of Dementia Patients: Quality Of Life And Implications For Quality Of Care Provided., Rachael Odam

Posters@Research Events

This literature review examines minority caregivers of patients living with dementia, issues affecting their quality of life, as well as implications for the quality of care provided to their loved ones living with dementia. There is evidence that minority caregivers face significant barriers, which may impact the quality of care provided to their loved ones. Some common characteristics observed among minority caregivers of people with dementia include a lower level of education, language barriers, and inadequate social supports. We hypothesized that caregiver quality of life affects the quality of care provided to persons living with dementia.


Functional Polymorphisms Of Alcohol Metabolism Genes And Their Protection Against Alcoholism Via Gene Therapy: A Systematic Review, Olivia Tzeng 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Functional Polymorphisms Of Alcohol Metabolism Genes And Their Protection Against Alcoholism Via Gene Therapy: A Systematic Review, Olivia Tzeng

Psychological Science Undergraduate Honors Theses

Around 45% of East Asians are unable to fully metabolize ethanol due to functional

polymorphisms of alcohol metabolism genes, specifically alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). These individuals display high levels of toxic blood acetaldehyde when consuming alcohol, causing symptoms such as tachycardia, vomiting, and flushing. The studies included in this review examine how functional polymorphisms of ADH and ALDH protect against alcoholism in addition to how polymorphisms can be utilized as protection against alcoholism via gene therapy. The studies included found that carriers of the ADH and ALDH polymorphisms were 66 to 99% genetically protected against alcoholism. Through ...


Health Care Provider Personal Religious Preferences And Their Perspective On Advance Care Planning With Patients, Marjorie A. Bowman, Sarah St. Cyr, Adrienne Stolfi 2018 Wright State University

Health Care Provider Personal Religious Preferences And Their Perspective On Advance Care Planning With Patients, Marjorie A. Bowman, Sarah St. Cyr, Adrienne Stolfi

Population and Public Health Sciences Faculty Publications

Objective:

To understand how health-care providers’ (HCPs) religious preferences influence their willingness to undertake advance care planning (ACP) with patients and their acceptance of other HCP’s involvement.

Methods:

Online anonymous survey distributed to HCPs in hospital, ambulatory offices, and hospice settings in Dayton, Ohio. We evaluated the associations of HCP religion with their personal ACP, willingness to facilitate ACP, and acceptance of other HCPs’ ACP participation.

Results:

704 respondents: nurses (66.2%), physicians (18.8%), other HCPs (15.0%), white (88.9%), and primarily Catholic (23.3%) or Protestant (32.0%). “No religion” was marked by 13.9%. Respondents ...


Adults Using Long Term Services And Supports: Population And Service Use Trends In Maine, Sfy 2016, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA, Frances Jimenez, Tina Gressani, Louise Olsen 2018 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service

Adults Using Long Term Services And Supports: Population And Service Use Trends In Maine, Sfy 2016, Kimberly I. Snow Mhsa, Ba, Frances Jimenez, Tina Gressani, Louise Olsen

Disability & Aging

All of us have likely either used, will use, or know someone who uses long term services and support (LTSS). They enable us to live with dignity and as much independence as possible and offer us the opportunity to remain involved and productive in our communities. The need for LTSS can arise suddenly after injury or illness or a life-long condition. But how ever the need arises, the impact is the same—services such as personal care, work support, home health care, and residential care provide not just for individual health and comfort, but also for interaction, inclusion, and engagement ...


Unearthing The Truth About (Dirt) Soil, 2018 DePaul University

Unearthing The Truth About (Dirt) Soil

DePaul Magazine

A multifaceted article that looks at soil and its relationship to agriculture and urban farming, mitigating food deserts, climate change and public health.


A Case Study Of The Ethanol Cleancook Stove Intervention And Potential Scale-Up In Ethiopia, Megan L. Benka-Coker, Wubshet Tadele, Alex Milano, Desalegn Getaneh, Harry Stokes 2018 Gettysburg College

A Case Study Of The Ethanol Cleancook Stove Intervention And Potential Scale-Up In Ethiopia, Megan L. Benka-Coker, Wubshet Tadele, Alex Milano, Desalegn Getaneh, Harry Stokes

Health Sciences Faculty Publications

Background

Approximately 80% of Ethiopia's energy consumption is dominated by woody biomass fuel use, resulting in 91.2 million tons of firewood and 4.2 million tons of charcoal consumed annually. Ethiopia's dependency on non-sustainable energy, especially for cooking, has been a major concern for the nation for the past 30 years, contributing to deforestation, climate change, and adverse human health impacts.

Objectives

Our objective was to document the work of Gaia Association and the implementation of the ethanol CleanCook stove in the refugee camp and urban settings of Ethiopia. We then assessed the potential for the scale-up ...


High-Risk Advanced Maternal Age And High Parity Pregnancy: Tackling A Neglected Need Through Formative Research And Action., Khadidiatou Ndiaye, Erin Portillo, Dieneba Ouedraogo, Allison Mobley, Stella Babalola 2018 George Washington University

High-Risk Advanced Maternal Age And High Parity Pregnancy: Tackling A Neglected Need Through Formative Research And Action., Khadidiatou Ndiaye, Erin Portillo, Dieneba Ouedraogo, Allison Mobley, Stella Babalola

Global Health Faculty Publications

Pregnancy among women of advanced maternal age (those 35 years or older) or among women of high parity (those having had 5 or more births) is linked to maternal and infant mortality. Yet little is known about the drivers of these pregnancies as they are often neglected in existing family planning and reproductive health programs. To better understand the context in which advanced maternal age and high parity pregnancies occur and the acceptability of discussing associated pregnancy risks, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) conducted formative qualitative research between January and March 2015 on the perception and determinants of such ...


Beliefs Of Adolescents On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Abstinence: A Reasoned Action Approach Elicitation Study, Dominique Beaulieu, Lydi-Anne Vézina-Im, Dominic Simard, Danielle Boucher 2018 Université du Québec à Rimouski

Beliefs Of Adolescents On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Abstinence: A Reasoned Action Approach Elicitation Study, Dominique Beaulieu, Lydi-Anne Vézina-Im, Dominic Simard, Danielle Boucher

Science of Nursing and Health Practices - Science infirmière et pratiques en santé

Introduction. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is associated with many health problems, such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Objectives. To identify adolescents’ beliefs concerning SSB abstinence. Methods. Based on the Reasoned Action Approach, thirty semi-structured interviews were conducted with adolescents (12-17 years). They were selected based on age, sex and setting in order to ensure a broad representation of adolescents from two French-speaking regions of the province of Quebec in Canada (Eastern Canada). Adolescents were invited to answer eight open-ended questions regarding SSB abstinence in the next month. A qualitative content analysis was performed independently by two experts to identify the ...


Pathways To Friendship - Building Friendships One Person At A Time: An Innovative Two-Year Project To Expand And Improve The Inclusion Of People With Idd, Christine J. Clifford, Jim Ross 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Pathways To Friendship - Building Friendships One Person At A Time: An Innovative Two-Year Project To Expand And Improve The Inclusion Of People With Idd, Christine J. Clifford, Jim Ross

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Publications

For people with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD), making friends and participating in the community can be a challenge. Pathways to Friendship (Pathways), is a collaboration between The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) with an evaluation component provided by The Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER). Pathways includes training and consultation to disability service organizations on approaches to improve community inclusion and establish friendships between people with and without IDD.


Nonlinear Associations Between Working Hours And Overwork-Related Cerebrovascular And Cardiovascular Diseases (Ccvd), Ro-Ting Lin, Lung-Chang Chien, Ichiro Kawachi 2018 China Medical University

Nonlinear Associations Between Working Hours And Overwork-Related Cerebrovascular And Cardiovascular Diseases (Ccvd), Ro-Ting Lin, Lung-Chang Chien, Ichiro Kawachi

Community Health Sciences Faculty Publications

Long working hours are recognized as a risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases (CCVD). We investigated the relationship between working hours and different CCVD severity outcomes—death, disability, and illness—across industries in Taiwan from 2006 to 2016. We applied a generalized additive mixed model to estimate the association between working hours and the rate of each severity outcome, adjusted for salary, unemployment rate, time, and a random intercept. Industry-average working hours were significantly associated with each outcome level of overwork-related CCVD, especially when monthly working hours increased from 169 (relative risk [RR] = 1.46, 95% confidence interval [CI ...


Variation In Airborne Pollen Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations In A Desert Urban Environment, Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark P. Buttner, David Rivas, Chad L. Cross, Dennis A. Bazylinski, Joram S. Seggev 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Variation In Airborne Pollen Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations In A Desert Urban Environment, Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark P. Buttner, David Rivas, Chad L. Cross, Dennis A. Bazylinski, Joram S. Seggev

Environmental & Occupational Health Faculty Publications

The urbanization of the Las Vegas Valley has transformed this part of the Mohave Desert into a green oasis by introducing many non-native plant species, some of which are allergenic. Typically, one monitoring station is established per city to obtain pollen counts for an entire metropolitan area. However, variations in pollen concentrations could occur among different microenvironments. The objective of this study is to measure and compare pollen concentrations in five locations in Las Vegas to determine if there are significant differences between microenvironments within the city. Air samples were collected from five sites across the Las Vegas Valley over ...


Cellphone Usage And The Risk Of Cancer, Mia Ye 2018 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Cellphone Usage And The Risk Of Cancer, Mia Ye

The International Student Science Fair 2018

Introduction: As the use of cell phones have increased immensely in the last two decades, so has public concern regarding cell phone and its relationship to cancer. Cell phones emit radio frequency waves, a type of electromagnetic energy. Theoretically, these radiofrequency waves are considered as a form of non-ionizing radiation, and do not contain enough energy to damage DNA. However, human and animal studies on cell phone use and cancer risk have shown mixed results. The Danish cohort study, one of the largest long-term studies to date, compared everyone in Denmark with cell phone subscriptions between 1982 and 1995, and ...


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