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Bellin, Melissa - - 2011
A family-centered approach to health care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) is widely acknowledged as the ideal model of service delivery, but less is known about the actual practice of family-centered care (FCC), especially from the viewpoints of parents and health care professionals. This cross-sectional research compared ...
Auerbach, Charles - - 2011
This article reports on findings from a cross-sectional study (N = 378) of patients living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The purpose of this study was to identify and clarify the unique psychosocial challenges for those living with lupus. The specific analysis will help to develop a model to determine ...
Clossey, Laurene - - 2011
This article describes an organizational development tool called appreciative inquiry (AI) and its use in mental health to aid agencies implementing recovery model services. AI is a discursive tool with the power to shift dominant organizational cultures. Its philosophical underpinnings emphasize values consistent with recovery: community, empowerment, and positive focus. ...
Mishra, Shiraz - - 2011
This qualitative study sought to explore facilitators and barriers to adherence to multiple medications among low-income patients with comorbid chronic physical and mental health conditions. The 50 focus group participants identified personal/contextual and health system factors as major impediments to adherence to multiple medications. These factors included medication side effects, ...
Long, Doug - - 2011
Context: Factors that affect food choices include the physical and social environments, quality, quantity, perceived healthfulness, and convenience. The personal food choice process was defined as the procedures used by athletes for making food choices, including the weighing and balancing of activities of daily life, physical well-being, convenience, monetary resources, ...
Armstrong, Kirk - - 2011
Context: Our previous research determined the frequency of participation and perceived effect of formal and informal continuing education (CE) activities. However, actual preferences for and barriers to CE must be characterized.
Raab, Scot - - 2011
Context: Didactic proficiency does not ensure clinical aptitude. Quality athletic health care requires clinical knowledge and affective traits.
Bowman, Thomas - - 2011
Context: Previous researchers have indicated that athletic training education programs (ATEPs) appear to retain students who are motivated and well integrated into their education programs. However, no researchers have examined the factors leading to successful persistence to graduation of recent graduates from ATEPs.
Hankemeier, Dorice - - 2011
Context: Understanding implementation strategies of Approved Clinical Instructors (ACIs) who use evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical instruction will help promote the use of EBP in clinical practice.
Shanley, Ellen - - 2011
Context: Participation in high school sports has grown 16.1% over the last decade, but few studies have compared the overall injury risks in girls' softball and boys' baseball.
Olds, Margie - - 2011
Context: Active muscle stiffness might protect the unstable shoulder from recurrent dislocation.
Arnold, Brent - - 2011
Context: To our knowledge, no authors have assessed health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in participants with functional ankle instability (FAI). Furthermore, the relationships between measures of ankle functional limitation and HR-QOL are unknown.
Ferrara, Michael - - 2011
Context: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is becoming more prevalent in healthy athletic populations. Various preventive measures have been proposed, but few researchers have evaluated the protective effects of a prophylactic application of a commercially available product.
Pietrosimone, Brian - - 2011
Context: The ability to accurately estimate quadriceps voluntary activation is an important tool for assessing neuromuscular function after a variety of knee injuries. Different techniques have been used to assess quadriceps volitional activation, including various stimulating electrode types and electrode configurations, yet the optimal electrode types and configurations for depolarizing ...
Davis, Alexis - - 2011
Context: Knee braces and neoprene sleeves are commonly worn by people with anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACLRs) during athletic activity. How knee braces and sleeves affect muscle activation in people with ACLRs is unclear.
McMullen, Kelly - - 2011
Context: Fatigue of the gluteus medius (GMed) muscle might be associated with decreases in postural control due to insufficient pelvic stabilization. Men and women might have different muscular recruitment patterns in response to GMed fatigue.
Pickerill, Marie - - 2011
Context: A lack of published comparisons between measures from commercially available computerized posturography devices and the outcome measures used to define the limits of stability (LOS) makes meaningful interpretation of dynamic postural stability measures difficult.
Byrne, Christopher - - 2011
Context: Precooling is the pre-exercise reduction of body temperature and is an effective method of improving physiologic function and exercise performance in environmental heat. A practical and effective method of precooling suitable for application at athletic venues has not been demonstrated.
O'Neal, Eric - - 2011
Context: The behaviors and beliefs of recreational runners with regard to hydration maintenance are not well elucidated.
Grantham, Dennis - - 2011
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Randle, Jacqueline - - 2011
Bullying is a sensitive issue which is no longer confined to the school playground; adults are increasingly aware that workplace bullying is on the rise. Healthcare workers as well as patients are affected by bullying which can result in anxiety, dismay and powerlessness. The impact of workplace bullying on patient ...
Reid, Jane - - 2011
Surgical procedures are intended to save lives and improve the quality of life, however omissions in essential practices (system and human error) contribute to unsafe surgical care, and cause significant harm to patients. For centuries it was believed that patients' co-morbidities and the surgeon's technical competence were the key determinants ...
Quick, Julie - - 2011
The notion of different professional groups working and learning together is by no means new in healthcare. Members of each professional group within the perioperative environment frequently work and learn together in order to improve the care of the surgical patient. However traditional perioperative teamwork is being transformed as national ...
Sultan, Pervez - - 2011
Tracheal intubation constitutes a routine part of anaesthetic practice both in the operating theatre as well as in the care of critically ill patients. The procedure is estimated to be performed 13-20 million times annually in the United States alone. There has been a recent renewal of interest in the ...
Ellis, Harold - - 2011
Severe arterial bleeding must have been a common, much feared and often fatal complication of trauma since man appeared on Earth. The early surgeons would have used direct pressure on the wound, which would only have provided temporary relief, or learned to apply a tight dressing. If it was an ...
Tschurtz, Brette - - 2011
Despite efforts to advance effective patient-provider communication, many patients' language needs continue to be unmet or inappropriately addressed by healthcare providers (Wielawski 2010; Patek et al. 2009; Wilson-Stronks and Galvez 2007). This study presents a picture of the language resources currently provided by hospitals and those resources practitioners actually use. ...
Kennedy, Denise - - 2011
A data-driven, comprehensive model for improving service and creating longterm value was developed, and implemented at Mayo Clinic Arizona (MCA). Healthcare organizations can use this model to prepare for value-based purchasing, a payment system in which quality and patient experience measures will influence reimbursement. Surviving and thriving in such a ...
O'Connor, Stephen - - 2011
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