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Health & Social Care in the Community

Diana Hernández, Alice Topping, Carole L Hutchinson, Anne Martin, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Amélie Petitclerc
The Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based home-visiting program for low-income, first-time mothers. NFP® has demonstrated benefits for reducing child maltreatment and improving parenting, child development and families' economic self-sufficiency. It is now implemented widely in the US where, despite the use of home visits, which generally reduce barriers to program participation, only 35% of clients nationwide complete the 2.5-year program. This concurrent mixed-methods study was conducted in 2013 in an urban northeastern US NFP site and included administrative program data, surveys (n = 56), in-depth interviews (n = 14) with nurse home visitors, and focus groups with nurse supervisors (n = 13)...
April 29, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Sophie I van Dongen, Barbara van Straaten, Judith R L M Wolf, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Agnes van der Heide, Judith A C Rietjens, Dike van de Mheen
The number of older homeless people with a limited life expectancy is increasing. European studies on their health-related characteristics are lacking. This study compared self-reported health, healthcare service use and health-related needs of older and younger homeless people in the Netherlands. It is part of a cohort study that followed 513 homeless people in the four major Dutch cities for a period of 2.5 years, starting from the moment they registered at the social relief system in 2011. Using cross-sectional data from 378 participants who completed 2...
April 25, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Erik Berglund, Per Lytsy, Ragnar Westerling
Despite the well-known associations between local environment and health, few studies have focused on environment and healthcare utilisation, for instance healthcare seeking behaviour or adherence. This study was aimed at analysing housing type, behaviour based on perceived local outdoor safety, social support, informal caregiving, demographics, socioeconomics, and long-term illness, and associations with health-seeking and adherence behaviours at a population level. This study used data from the Swedish National Public Health Survey 2004-2014, an annually repeated, large sample, cross-sectional, population-based survey study...
April 23, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Andrea Waling, Anthony Lyons, Beatrice Alba, Victor Minichiello, Catherine Barrett, Mark Hughes, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Samantha Edmonds
The needs of older lesbian and gay people regarding access and use of aged-care services remain underresearched. This paper reports the findings of 33 qualitative interviews with older lesbian women and gay men about their perceptions and experiences of residential aged-care and home-based aged-care services in Australia. The focus of this paper is their preparedness for using aged-care services. The results highlight that participants had a number of concerns related to accessing residential-care services in particular, including perceptions of a lack of inclusivity and concerns of potential for discrimination and hostility, loss of access to community and partners, decreased autonomy and concerns relating to quality of care and the potential for elder abuse...
April 22, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Annette Bauer, Jose-Luis Fernandez, Cate Henderson, Raphael Wittenberg, Martin Knapp
Many governments have introduced or encouraged home-care reablement schemes for older people at home with the aim of improving outcomes and reducing costs. We examined if such schemes have the potential to reduce costs from the perspective of the National Health Service (NHS) and Personal Social Services (PSS) in England. Our study was carried out to inform recommendations of a national guideline. Cost-minimisation analysis was carried out using decision-analytic Markov modelling. Home-care reablement was compared with standard home care...
April 21, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Jo Dawes, Charlotte Sanders, Rebecca Allen
"A Mile in Her Shoes" is a volunteer-led charity which provides running groups for homeless women. The objective of this study was to explore the experiences of homeless women attending these running groups and to establish how participation in a supported running group impacted their lives. This exploratory qualitative study was carried out across two sites in London UK during February and April 2017. All regular attenders of the running groups were invited to participate in the study; subsequently, a self-selected sample of 11 women consented to being interviewed...
April 21, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Aisha Macgregor, Michael Brown, Jill Stavert
Mental health tribunals are responsible for making decisions about compulsory treatment for individuals considered a risk to themselves and others due to mental disorder. They are generally designed to provide safeguards for individuals subject to compulsory treatment by testing whether national legislative criteria and international human rights standards have been met. Despite this, they have been criticised for being dominated by the medical domain, focusing rigidly on legal criteria and for restricting human rights, including the rights to liberty and access to justice...
April 16, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Haimin Pan
This study aims to enrich the knowledge of the effects of traditional Chinese culture on bereavement outcomes among older Chinese, and to examine the moderating role of occupation in the relationship between traditional culture and bereavement outcomes. A sample of 352 older Chinese in widowhood was interviewed by quota sampling. A scale of faith in traditional Chinese culture was developed and confirmed by factor analysis. Complicated grief (CG) functioned as the outcome variable. Results showed that faith in traditional culture did affect CG among the sample, and previous occupation moderated the effect of traditional culture on CG...
April 16, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Carmen H Logie, Candice L Lys, Lisa Dias, Nicole Schott, Makenzie R Zouboules, Nancy MacNeill, Kayley Mackay
Sexual and mental health disparities are reported in Arctic Canada as in other Arctic regions that experience shared challenges of insufficient healthcare resources, limited transportation, and a scarcity of healthcare research. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons (LGBTQ+) report sexual and mental health disparities in comparison with their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, and these disparities may be exacerbated in rural versus urban settings. Yet limited research has explored sexual healthcare experiences among LGBTQ+ persons in the Arctic who are at the juncture of Arctic and LGBTQ+ health disparities...
April 15, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Ellinor K Olander, Maria Raisa Jessica Ryc Aquino, Celine Chhoa, Erica Harris, Suzanne Lee, Rosamund M Bryar
Straightforward transfer of care from pregnancy to the postpartum period is associated with health benefits and is desired by women worldwide. Underpinning this transfer of care is the sharing of information between healthcare professionals and the provision of consistent information to women. In this qualitative study, two aspects of continuity of information were examined; first the information passed on from midwife to health visitor regarding a woman and her baby before the health visitor meets the woman postnatally and second, the consistency of information received by women from these two healthcare professionals (the main healthcare providers during and after pregnancy in England)...
April 15, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Renée de Vet, Mariëlle D Beijersbergen, Danielle A M Lako, Albert M van Hemert, Daniel B Herman, Judith R L M Wolf
Social quality is the extent to which people are able to participate in social relationships under conditions which enhance their well-being, capacities and potential and enables them to shape their own circumstances and contribute to societal development. We assessed whether women in homeless shelters differed from men on social quality factors that constitute the quality of their daily life and whether factor scores changed at a different rate for women and men after shelter exit. Data were collected as part of a randomised controlled trial...
April 15, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Christine Cocker, Deborah Rutter, Moreblessing Tinarwo, Keira McCormack, Rebecca Manning
Transgender issues are under-explored and marginalised within mainstream social work and social care professional practice. The experience of gender transition has a profound impact on the individuals who have diverse gender identities and their family members. We present findings from a systematic review of studies concerning the experiences of transgender parenting conducted during January-September 2017. We took a life course approach, examining the research studies that investigated the experience of people identifying as transgender, who were already parents at the time of their transition or who wished to be parents following transition...
April 14, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Karen McKenzie, George Murray, Helen Wilson, Lauren Delahunty
People with an intellectual disability (ID) face significant health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate support, which are made worse if the person is also homeless. An important barrier is that services may not recognise that the person has ID. This qualitative study explored the views of staff members and service users about the identification and support needs of homeless people with ID and the role of an ID screening questionnaire as a way to help improve service provision. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 staff members and 8 service users from homeless services in the South East of Scotland between March 2017 and 2018...
April 14, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Tehila Kovacs, Chaya Possick, Eli Buchbinder
Prolonged mental health problems of one family member influences the whole family system, including sibling relationships. The current research focuses on the way siblings of persons with mental health problems experience the relationship. The findings identify the challenges and difficulties these siblings face and can help mental health practitioners support siblings as well as their brothers and sisters with mental health problems. This qualitative research employs the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis method...
April 14, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Linda Lee, Loretta M Hillier, Jason Locklin, Kelly Lumley-Leger, Frank Molnar
Given limited available geriatric specialists and complexity of dementia care, there is a need for greater collaboration between primary care and specialists to better meet the needs of persons with dementia. Meaningful family physician-specialist collaboration has the potential to improve health outcomes, timely access to care and more appropriate healthcare resource utilisation. Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinics (PCCMCs), which include specialist support, provide a significant opportunity for studying the family physician-specialist interface...
April 11, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Maria F Kvamme, Catharina E A Wang, Trond Waage, Mette B Risør
Persistent health complaints pose communicative dilemmas in care encounters, adversely affecting patient experiences and pathways. Little is known about the impact and role of professionals in encounters with young people with incipient, debilitating, and persistent symptoms. This study aims to explore communicative dilemmas and the role of language in care provided by local professionals in high school settings, municipal services, and general practice to young people presenting persistent bodily complaints...
April 10, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Aviad Tur-Sinai, Jennifer Shuldiner, Netta Bentur
Joint pain is a common experience among adults aged 65 and over. Although pain management is multifaceted, medication is essential in it. The paper examines the use of medication among older adults with joint pain in Israel and asks whether socioeconomic factors are associated with this usage. The data, harvested, from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), include 1,294 randomly selected community-dwelling individuals aged 65 and over in Israel. Bivariate analysis and logistic regression are used to identify factors associated with the presence of joint pain medication use...
April 10, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Chien-Chung Huang, Yafan Chen, Shannon Cheung, Loren Greene, Shuang Lu
While emotional and behaviorial problems increase risks to youth development, resilience helps youth adapt and overcome adversity. Research has discussed factors related to youth resilience, emotional problems, and behaviorial problems; however, existing literature excludes non-western sociocultural contexts and has not explored the potential relations among mindfulness and life skills. This study examines the effects of mindfulness and life skills on resilience, emotional problems, and behaviorial problems of adolescents in China...
April 10, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Annekathrin Haase, Sylvia Stracke, Jean-François Chenot, Gesine Weckmann
Little is known on the perspectives of nephrologists on managing non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences and perspectives of nephrologists regarding the interface with general practitioners (GP) and GPs' management of patients with non-dialysis CKD, so that barriers to cooperation and need for improved management can be identified. Twenty semi-structured interviews were conducted for this qualitative study. The interviews were audio-recorded and coded to be analysed...
April 4, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
Jacqueline F Lavallée, Trish A Gray, Jo Dumville, Nicky Cullum
Pressure ulcers can be painful and negatively affect health-related quality of life and healthcare costs. Many people living in nursing homes are at risk of developing a pressure ulcer. Nursing home staff, tissue viability nurses and researchers have co-designed the first theory and evidence-informed care bundle specifically for nursing homes, which consists of three prevention practices (skin inspection, support surfaces, repositioning) and a range of behaviour change techniques to promote these practices...
March 27, 2019: Health & Social Care in the Community
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