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What Do Faculties Specializing In Brain And Neural Sciences Think About, And How Do They Approach, Brain-Friendly Teaching-Learning In Iran?, Sahar Ghanbari, Fariba Haghani, Malahat Akbarfahimi 2019 Valparaiso University

What Do Faculties Specializing In Brain And Neural Sciences Think About, And How Do They Approach, Brain-Friendly Teaching-Learning In Iran?, Sahar Ghanbari, Fariba Haghani, Malahat Akbarfahimi

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Objective: to investigate the perspectives and experiences of the faculties specializing in brain and neural sciences regarding brain-friendly teaching-learning in Iran. Methods: 17 faculties from 5 universities were selected by purposive sampling (2018). In-depth semi-structured interviews with directed content analysis were used. Results: 31 sub-subcategories, 10 subcategories, and 4 categories were formed according to the “General teaching model”. “Mentorship” was a newly added category. Conclusions: A neuro-educational approach that consider the roles of the learner’s brain uniqueness, executive function facilitation, and the valence system are important to learning. Such learning can be facilitated through cognitive load considerations, repetition, deep ...


Association Of Crp Levels With Clinical Outcomes In Hospitalized Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Cap) In Louisville, Ky: Results From The University Of Louisville Pneumonia Study, Subathra Marimuthu, Vidyulata Salunkhe, Stephen P. Furmanek, Leslie A Wolf 2019 University of Louisville

Association Of Crp Levels With Clinical Outcomes In Hospitalized Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Cap) In Louisville, Ky: Results From The University Of Louisville Pneumonia Study, Subathra Marimuthu, Vidyulata Salunkhe, Stephen P. Furmanek, Leslie A Wolf

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

Finding relevant biomarkers as a potential predictor of severity for patients hospitalized with community acquired pneumonia (CAP), in addition to the clinical scoring system, could advance progress towards more effective patient management. The inflammatory marker, C-reactive protein (CRP), which is elevated in the pathogenesis of many infectious diseases, may be a key biomarker target for CAP. Previous studies have shown that serum CRP may be a useful diagnostic marker for pneumonia in hospitalized patients with acute respiratory symptoms. The main aims of this study were to determine the correlation between serum and urine CRP levels in hospitalized patients with CAP ...


Exploration Of The Experiences And Viewpoints Of Faculty Members On Continuing Education Webinars: A Qualitative Study, fatemeh jafarzadeh-kenarsari, Kobra Abouzari-Gazafroodi, Fatemeh Zaersabet 2019 Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Medical Education Research Center (MERC), Education Development Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Exploration Of The Experiences And Viewpoints Of Faculty Members On Continuing Education Webinars: A Qualitative Study, Fatemeh Jafarzadeh-Kenarsari, Kobra Abouzari-Gazafroodi, Fatemeh Zaersabet

The Qualitative Report

Continuing education is necessary to improve the professional knowledge and skills of graduates of medical sciences, which may be implemented via e-learning. This qualitative study aimed to explore the experiences and viewpoints of faculty members participating in continuing education webinars. The participants consisted of 15 faculty members selected purposefully and with maximal variation regarding their sex, age, the field of specialization, academic rank, and work experience. Data were collected through semi-structured individual face-to-face interviews. Data analysis of these transcripts using a qualitative content analysis approach revealed 3 themes and 9 sub-themes. The main themes included “Moving across the boundaries of ...


September 2019, SWOSU Bulldog Wellness Committee 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

September 2019, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee

SWOSU BULLDOG WELLNESS

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 5 children in the United States have obesity. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, SWOSU encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside! Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time. Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or ...


Wavelet-Based Analysis Of Physical Activity And Sleep Movement Data Fromwearable Sensors Among Obese Adults, Rahul Soangra, Vennila Krishnan 2019 Chapman University

Wavelet-Based Analysis Of Physical Activity And Sleep Movement Data Fromwearable Sensors Among Obese Adults, Rahul Soangra, Vennila Krishnan

Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

Decreased physical activity in obese individuals is associated with a prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Physicians usually recommend that obese individuals change their lifestyle, specifically changes in diet, exercise, and other physical activities for obesity management. Therefore, understanding physical activity and sleep behavior is an essential aspect of obesity management. With innovations in mobile and electronic health care technologies, wearable inertial sensors have been used extensively over the past decade for monitoring human activities. Despite significant progress with the wearable inertial sensing technology, there is a knowledge gap among researchers regarding how to analyze longitudinal multi-day inertial sensor data ...


Abroad View Of Wellness, Patrick Kunkel, Megan Mills 2019 Otterbein University

Abroad View Of Wellness, Patrick Kunkel, Megan Mills

Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

A presentation on a Study Abroad trip taken to Hungary.


Using Electronic Referrals To Address Health Disparities And Improve Blood Pressure Control, Amy Bettano, Thomas Land, Alice Byrd, Susan Svencer, Laura Nasuti 2019 Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Using Electronic Referrals To Address Health Disparities And Improve Blood Pressure Control, Amy Bettano, Thomas Land, Alice Byrd, Susan Svencer, Laura Nasuti

Open Access Articles

INTRODUCTION: Massachusetts developed and used bidirectional electronic referrals to connect clinical patients across the state to interventions run by community organizations. The objective of our study was to determine whether the use of Massachusetts's electronic referral system (MA e-Referral) reached racial/ethnic groups experiencing health disparities and whether it was associated with improved health outcomes.

METHODS: We assembled encounter-level medical records from September 2013 through June 2017 for patients at Massachusetts clinics funded by the Clinical Community Partnerships for Prevention into 2 cohorts. First, all patients meeting program eligibility guidelines for an e-Referral (N = 21,701) were examined to ...


Automated Text Messaging With Patients In Department Of Veterans Affairs Specialty Clinics: Cluster Randomized Trial, Vera Yakovchenko, Timothy P. Hogan, Thomas K. Houston, Lorilei Richardson, Jessica Lipschitz, Beth Ann Petrakis, Chris Gillespie, D. Keith McInnes 2019 Department of Veterans Affairs

Automated Text Messaging With Patients In Department Of Veterans Affairs Specialty Clinics: Cluster Randomized Trial, Vera Yakovchenko, Timothy P. Hogan, Thomas K. Houston, Lorilei Richardson, Jessica Lipschitz, Beth Ann Petrakis, Chris Gillespie, D. Keith Mcinnes

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Acceptability of mobile phone text messaging as a means of asynchronous communication between health care systems and patients is growing. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted an automated texting system (aTS) for national rollout. The aTS allows providers to develop clinical texting protocols to promote patient self-management and allows clinical teams to monitor patient progress between in-person visits. Texting-supported hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has not been previously tested.

OBJECTIVE: Guided by the Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model (PRISM), we developed an aTS HCV protocol and conducted a mixed methods, hybrid type 2 effectiveness implementation ...


August 2019, SWOSU Bulldog Wellness Committee 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

August 2019, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee

SWOSU BULLDOG WELLNESS

National Immunization Month

We all need shots (vaccines) to help protect us from serious diseases. This protection is called immunization and it is in place to help keep our community safe. Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.


Feasibility Of Using Participant Owned Smartphone Features To Conduct Ecological Momentary Assessment Of Planned Exercise Behavior In College-Aged Adults, Lucas F. Sheridan, Lindsay Toth, Kelley Strohacker 2019 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Feasibility Of Using Participant Owned Smartphone Features To Conduct Ecological Momentary Assessment Of Planned Exercise Behavior In College-Aged Adults, Lucas F. Sheridan, Lindsay Toth, Kelley Strohacker

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

Background: Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) allows input of affective, social, and behavioral factors by participants in real time, which reduces recall bias. While such data may help predict exercise behavior, one limitation is the need for additional devices (palm pilot) or the creation of an app for a smartphone. The use of an online survey distribution platform compatible with personal smartphones to conduct EMA of exercise behavior in free-living adults is still unclear. Methods: Across 14 days, texts with a survey link were distributed at 9:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 9:30 pm. The survey ...


Celebrating A Quarter-Century Of Public Domain Research: 25th Annual Conference Of The Health Care Systems Research Network, Sarah M. Greene, Carolyn A. Taylor, Suma Vupputuri 2019 Health Care Systems Research Network

Celebrating A Quarter-Century Of Public Domain Research: 25th Annual Conference Of The Health Care Systems Research Network, Sarah M. Greene, Carolyn A. Taylor, Suma Vupputuri

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

The 25th annual conference of the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) was held April 10–12 in Portland, Oregon, attracting 420 attendees. The HCSRN, a consortium of 18 community-based research organizations embedded in or affiliated with large health care delivery systems, has hosted annual research conferences since 1994. The primary objective of the conference is to convene researchers, project staff, funders, and other stakeholders to share latest scientific findings and cultivate new partnerships among research teams, patients, and clinicians. Collaboration is the cornerstone of the HCSRN’s success; the conference serves as a catalyst for a variety of collaborative ...


Engagement Of Patients With Scleroderma To Revise An Internet Self-Management Program, Janet L. Poole, Sharon L. Newbill, Jennifer Serrano, Dana Rosson, Josephine Battyany, Laura Dyas, Luke Evnin, Dennis W. Raisch, Cynthia Maxwell, Mary Alore, Saville Kellner, Pedro Cuencas, Richard M. Silver, Dinesh Khanna 2019 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Engagement Of Patients With Scleroderma To Revise An Internet Self-Management Program, Janet L. Poole, Sharon L. Newbill, Jennifer Serrano, Dana Rosson, Josephine Battyany, Laura Dyas, Luke Evnin, Dennis W. Raisch, Cynthia Maxwell, Mary Alore, Saville Kellner, Pedro Cuencas, Richard M. Silver, Dinesh Khanna

Patient Experience Journal

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) or scleroderma is a rare connective tissue disease. Many people do not have access to education programs. A self-management program was developed several years ago based on the literature and input from people with SSc. However, new therapies and treatment options have been developed since the program was developed. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify and remedy gaps in an internet SSc self-management program to improve the quality of critical information relevant to effective management of the disease. Six focus groups with 30 participants with SSc were conducted: 2 telephone groups and 4 face-to-face ...


Involving Patients And Families In A Social Robot Study, Lillian Hung, Annette Berndt, Christine Wallsworth, Neil Horne, Mario Gregorio, Jim Mann, Cindy Liu, Evan Woldum, Andy Au-Yeung, Habib Chaudhury 2019 Simon Fraser University

Involving Patients And Families In A Social Robot Study, Lillian Hung, Annette Berndt, Christine Wallsworth, Neil Horne, Mario Gregorio, Jim Mann, Cindy Liu, Evan Woldum, Andy Au-Yeung, Habib Chaudhury

Patient Experience Journal

Innovative research in care practice for older people can benefit from the active involvement of patient and family partners. Involvement may begin with identifying priorities, then move to formulate research questions and to plan the research methods, to data collection, and finally to analysis and knowledge dissemination. However, in the field of dementia care, actively engaging patients and families in co-research is a novel practice that needs exploration. This paper describes the experiences and perspectives of two patient researchers and three family researchers, along with four clinicians (two physicians, a nurse, and an occupational therapist) within a social robot project ...


A Next-Day, Brief E-Survey Overcomes The Excessive Variability Seen In Cahps-Style Emergency Department Surveys So That Individual Physician Performance Can Be Assessed On A Regular Basis, Tom Scaletta, Eva Hare, Christopher Sung Lee 2019 Edward Elmhurst Health

A Next-Day, Brief E-Survey Overcomes The Excessive Variability Seen In Cahps-Style Emergency Department Surveys So That Individual Physician Performance Can Be Assessed On A Regular Basis, Tom Scaletta, Eva Hare, Christopher Sung Lee

Patient Experience Journal

Traditional CAHPS-style emergency department (ED) surveys result in excessive variability when assessing individual physician performance. The objective of this study is to measure the variability of a brief, electronic survey (e-survey). The study team also measured the association of individual physicians to demographic data, physician and patient factors, and a physician burnout assessment tool. Data from SmartContact (SmartER, La Grange, IL) is a next-day, e-survey that takes about 30-seconds to complete. This tool was used by a hospital-employed emergency department (ED) group during calendar year 2017 across 2 EDs and 37 physicians.1,2 Variability was estimated regarding raw patient ...


Beneath The Surface Of Talking About Physicians: A Statistical Model Of Language For Patient Experience Comments, Taylor Turpen, Lea Matthews MD, Senem Guney PhD, CPXP 2019 NarrativeDx

Beneath The Surface Of Talking About Physicians: A Statistical Model Of Language For Patient Experience Comments, Taylor Turpen, Lea Matthews Md, Senem Guney Phd, Cpxp

Patient Experience Journal

This study applies natural language processing (NLP) techniques to patient experience comments. Our goal was to examine the language describing care experiences with two groups of physicians: those with scores in the top 100 and those with scores in the bottom 100 among all physicians (n=498) who received scores from patient satisfaction surveys. Our analysis showed a statistically significant difference in the language used to describe care experiences with these two distinct groups of physicians. This analysis illustrates how to apply NLP techniques in categorizing and building a statistical model for language use in order to identify meaningful language ...


How Do Healthcare Staff Respond To Patient Experience Feedback Online? A Typology Of Responses Published On Care Opinion, Lauren Paige Ramsey, Laura Sheard Dr, Rebecca Lawton Professor, Jane O'Hara Dr 2019 University of Leeds and Bradford Institute for Health Research

How Do Healthcare Staff Respond To Patient Experience Feedback Online? A Typology Of Responses Published On Care Opinion, Lauren Paige Ramsey, Laura Sheard Dr, Rebecca Lawton Professor, Jane O'Hara Dr

Patient Experience Journal

Patients are increasingly describing their healthcare experiences publicly online. This has been facilitated by digital technology, a growing focus on transparency in healthcare and the emergence of a feedback culture in many sectors. Due to this area being previously unexplored, the objective of this study was to identify a typology of responses that healthcare staff provide on Care Opinion (www.careopinion.org.uk), a not-for-profit online platform on which patients are able to provide narrative feedback about health and social care in the UK. Framework analysis was used to qualitatively analyse a purposive sample of 486 stories regarding hospital care ...


Socio-Demographic Predictors Associated With Capacity To Engage In Health Care, Ran Sun, Linden Wu, Scott Barnett, Patsy Deyo, Ellen Swartwout 2019 University of Pittsburgh

Socio-Demographic Predictors Associated With Capacity To Engage In Health Care, Ran Sun, Linden Wu, Scott Barnett, Patsy Deyo, Ellen Swartwout

Patient Experience Journal

Patient engagement is essential to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. This study aimed to examine the socio-demographic factors associated with one’s capacity to engage in their health care. An observational, cross-sectional study was performed including patients from five medical/surgical units of four health systems. Patients’ engagement capacity was assessed using the person engagement index (PEI) instrument which contains four subscales: engagement in health care, technology use in health care, proactive approach to health care, and psychosocial support for health care. Separate general linear models were applied for the PEI total score and each of the four subscale ...


Assessing Capacity To Engage In Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience Through Health Information Technology, Cynthia J. Sieck, Daniel M. Walker, Megan Gregory, Naleef Fareed, Jennifer L. Hefner 2019 The Ohio State University

Assessing Capacity To Engage In Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience Through Health Information Technology, Cynthia J. Sieck, Daniel M. Walker, Megan Gregory, Naleef Fareed, Jennifer L. Hefner

Patient Experience Journal

Patient engagement is viewed as a means to improve patient care, increase population health, and decrease health care costs. Efforts to improve engagement are prevalent across healthcare, particularly through health information technology (HIT) tools such as patient portals. However, we know that not all patients have the same ability to engage, leading to potential disparities. We present the Engagement Capacity Framework and suggest that examining capacity for engagement would improve our ability to address currently unmeasured factors that facilitate engagement. The objective was to examine factors that influence an individual’s capacity for engagement through HIT. We administered a paper ...


A Patient Portal Push Toward Acceptance And Utilization Of The Technology, Deborah Kornacker DNP, RN, Kathy Fitzgerald Ph.D., RN, Stacie Elder Ph.D.,RN, CNE 2019 Lewis University

A Patient Portal Push Toward Acceptance And Utilization Of The Technology, Deborah Kornacker Dnp, Rn, Kathy Fitzgerald Ph.D., Rn, Stacie Elder Ph.D.,Rn, Cne

Patient Experience Journal

Certified electronic health record technology (c-EHRT) has the capacity to enhance person-centered care through online engagement between providers and patients. A driver to portal use is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Meaningful Use (MU) benchmarks. Currently, many health care centers and providers fall short in attracting patients to register and utilize online patient portals thus influencing optimal utilization of the EHR. Barriers cited in the literature include lack of stakeholder interest, multiple government policy and mandates, and lack of resources to implement standards for health information technology (HIT) standards in daily professional workflow. This program evaluation focused on ...


Technology, Innovation And Transforming Healthcare Faster, Smarter And Together: A Conversation With Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Jason A. Wolf PhD, CPXP 2019 The Beryl Institute / Patient Experience Journal

Technology, Innovation And Transforming Healthcare Faster, Smarter And Together: A Conversation With Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Jason A. Wolf Phd, Cpxp

Patient Experience Journal

As part of our special issue on Innovation and Technology we had the pleasure of speaking with a visionary leader, Physician and healthcare executive, Dr. Rasu Shrestha, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Atrium Health. In the conversation with Dr. Shrestha we were able to cover the foundational ideas of innovation and technology. We also explored its opportunities and potential pitfalls. Ultimately, we looked at the topic through the lenses of the human experience we provide in healthcare and how through a clear focus on experience and the effective integration of innovation and technology in those efforts, we ...


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