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Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

Katekaew Seangpraw, Nisarat Auttama, Prakasit Tonchoy, Pitakpong Panta
Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) program with self-efficacy on reducing the risk of hypertension among elderly patients in the rural community of Phayao Province in Northern Thailand. Patients and methods: A quasi-experimental study was employed among elderly patients in the rural community of Phayao. Multistage random sampling was used to select a study area with similar characteristics...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Janine Matus, Rachel Wenke, Ian Hughes, Sharon Mickan
Purpose: The first aim of this study was to evaluate the current research capacity and culture among allied health professionals (AHPs) working in a large regional health service. The second aim of this study was to undertake principal component analyses (PCAs) to determine key components influencing our research capacity and culture. Patients and methods: As part of a cross-sectional observational study, the Research Capacity and Culture (RCC) tool was administered to AHPs working in Gold Coast Health to measure self-reported research capacity and culture across Organization, Team, and Individual domains, including barriers to and motivators for performing research...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Mubashir Aslam Arain, Rima Tarraf, Armghan Ahmad
Background: The increased use of health information systems and information technology (IT) in healthcare heightens the risk of security and privacy breaches. Necessary measures such as effective IT training and education are required to meet the challenges of protecting patient information. Purpose: The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of existing educational and awareness modules in delivering the key messages around IT security and privacy...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Vandana Ahluwalia, Tiffany L H Larsen, Carol A Kennedy, Taucha Inrig, Katie Lundon
Objective: To facilitate access and improve wait times to a rheumatologist's consultation, this study aimed to 1) determine the ability of an advanced clinician practitioner in arthritis care (ACPAC)-trained extended role practitioner (ERP) to triage patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis (IA) for priority assessment by a rheumatologist and 2) determine the impact of an ERP on access-to-care as measured by time-to-rheumatologist-assessment and time-to-treatment-decision. Materials and methods: A community-based ACPAC-trained ERP triaged new referrals for suspected IA...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Bill Zafiropoulos, Jennifer A Alison, Robert Heard
Purpose: The aim of this observational cross-sectional study was to determine if allied health professionals working in a large metropolitan health district were meeting the minimal physical activity (PA) recommendations and the proportion that occupational PA contributed to the recommended PA levels. A secondary aim was to determine possible relationships between self-report questionnaire measures of PA and PA measured by accelerometry. Materials and methods: Allied health professionals, working in the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) in 2016-2017, completed the Active Australia Survey (AAS), Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ), International Physical Activity Questionnaire Long form (IPAQ-L), and wore the ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer for 7 days consecutively...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Stephan Ore, Elin Olaug Rosvold, Ragnhild Hellesø
Background: Medication administration and management in nursing homes can occur during all phases of the medication process. The aim of this study was to investigate if an introduction of a systematic use of huddle board led to an increased amount of documentation in the patient record of observations of effects and side effects following a change in medication. Methods: A three-layer intervention approach combining huddle boards, educating the entire staff in medication observation and documentation, and frequent feedback to the staff about the outcome was applied...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Michelle C Chan, Angela M Bayer, Joseph R Zunt, Magaly M Blas, Patricia J Garcia
To solve increasingly complex global health problems, health professionals must collaborate with professionals in non-health-related fields. The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and University of Washington created the NIH-funded Kuskaya training program in response to the need for transformative global health training for talented graduates from all disciplines. Kuskaya is a 1-year, interdisciplinary training program that teaches Peruvian and US graduates critical skills related to public health research through the design and implementation of a collaborative research project in Peru...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Doug Cronie, Marlies Rijnders, Suze Jans, Corine J Verhoeven, Raymond de Vries
Aims: To examine the experiences of inter-professional collaboration of maternity service providers in the Netherlands and to identify potential enhancing and inhibiting factors for inter-professional collaboration within maternity care in the Netherlands. Background: Good collaboration between health care professionals is a key element of safe, effective care, but creating a collaborative culture can be challenging. Good collaboration requires, among other things, negotiating different professional orientations and the organizational constraints of hierarchies and scheduling...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Kariann Krohne, Betty Døble, Aud Johannessen, Kirsten Thorsen
Background: In Norwegian elder care, an increasing percentage of the health care staff has a migrant background. "The aging and nursing care ABC" educational program offers multi-component training for municipal care staff to systematically improve their competence in elder care. The program consists of written material organized into booklets, regular multidisciplinary reflection group meetings, and a full-day workshop in each semester. In 2017, a Norwegian municipality included migrant health care personnel in an educational Minority ABC-model (Min...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Anita Strøm, Anne Dreyer
Background: Next of kin are considered a resource for both the patient and the health service. Need for information varies with severity and duration of health changes. A clear requirement is about what to expect upon homecoming, and what supportive services are available. The picture of relatives' access to involvement and information is still somewhat unclear. Objective: To investigate what information, knowledge, and involvement next of kin considered important for managing their caring role and collaboration with their close relatives who experienced events that led to chronic illness...
2019: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Retno Asti Werdhani, Astrid Widajati Sulistomo, Herqutanto, Ismail Wirawan, Ekowati Rahajeng, Adi Heru Sutomo, Muchtaruddin Mansyur
Purpose: Primary care physicians have to deal with many aspects of the patients' health problem, which needs cooperation with other health professionals or even nonhealth individuals. To achieve effective results, the primary care physicians should have leadership and coordinating skills, especially when dealing with the health challenges in Asia Pacific region. The care coordinator role of primary care physicians is important to create the bridge between population and health. This study aims to determine the correlation between care coordinator performance and leadership factors among primary care physicians...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Moazzam Ali, Madeline Farron, Syed Khurram Azmat, Waqas Hameed
Background: The purpose of health care vouchers or coupons is to receive a health service in exchange which is fully or partially subsidized, such as any treatment offered for communicable disease; for immunization; antenatal care-/postnatal care-related maternal health services; a family planning (FP) service; or to get a health commodity like a medicine. Vouchers are targeted for a group of people who can benefit the most such as on the basis of poverty ranking, marginalized or living in rural areas...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
David Brunt, Mikael Rask
Background: The work of staff in supported housing facilities for people with psychiatric disabilities has most often been studied from the perspective of one of the two groups but not from both. The staff in these facilities generally come from differing professions, reflecting either the beliefs of the medical or social models of psychiatric care. Aim: The aim of the present study was thus to investigate the perceptions of residents and staff of the frequency and the importance of verbal and social interactions in supported housing facilities for people with psychiatric disabilities and to compare these perceptions...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Inge Melchior, Albine Moser, Marja Y Veenstra, Kon-Siong Jie
Introduction: The implementation of oncology care pathways that standardize organizational procedures has improved cancer care in recent years. However, the involvement of "authentic" patients and caregivers in quality improvement of these predetermined pathways is in its infancy, especially the scholarly reflection on this process. We, therefore, aim to explore the multidisciplinary challenges both in practice, when cancer patients, their caregivers, and a multidisciplinary team of professionals work together on quality improvement, as well as in our research team, in which a social scientist, health care professionals, health care researchers, and experience experts design a research project together...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Yaqoot Fatima, Sarvat Kazmi, Stephanie King, Shaun Solomon, Sabina Knight
Objective: To identify the constituents of positive placement experience and explore the association between positive placement experiences and rural and remote practice intentions. Methods: A repeated cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2014 and December 2017. Medical, nursing, dentistry, and allied health students who completed a rural/remote placement were invited to complete a survey questionnaire on placement experience. Information on students' sociodemographic factors, discipline, placement experience, placement satisfaction, and rural/remote practice intentions was collected...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Bjørg Dale, Gro Frivold
Introduction: The questionnaire, Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU-24), was developed to assess relatives' satisfaction with care and involvement in decision-making processes when a close family member stays in the ICU. Aim: This study was aimed at describing the translation and exploring the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the questionnaire. Methods: The study design was a cross-sectional survey. After translating the questionnaire according to recommended procedures, 123 close relatives of patients, recently treated in ICU, responded to a mailed questionnaire including the FS-ICU-24-No...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Lynda M Cardiff, Elaine Pm Lum, Charles Mitchell, Lisa M Nissen, Marea P Patounas, Liza-Jane McBride
Background: Prescribing medicines is a complex task. A robust prerequisite curriculum that enables the efficient and consistent training of safe and effective prescribers is important. Despite differing prescribing contexts and professional attributes, the core elements of safe and effective prescribing relevant to all prescribers can be identified. This article describes the development process and content of a training program for safe prescribing, which was designed for a mixed cohort of allied health professionals in Queensland, Australia...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Hamed Rezakhani Moghaddam, Hamid Allahverdipour, Hossein Matlabi
Background: Women health volunteers (WHVs) are a link between people and healthcare workers. Despite their key role in promoting community health, strategies are rarely designed to keep them volunteering. The aim of this research was to find successful strategies to overcome barriers to recruitment and retention of the volunteers in assigned activities. Subjects and methods: A three-round online national Delphi technique was used to ask the opinions of Iranian health volunteers' supervisors and the relevant researchers...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Astrid Fjell, Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Nina Carstens, Arvid Rongve, Lars M Rosseland Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug, Anne-Marie Boström
Background: Preventive home visits (PHV) may contribute to identify risks and needs in older people, and thereby delay the onset of functional decline and illness, otherwise often followed by home care or admission to hospital or nursing homes. There is a need to increase knowledge about which factors are associated with different risk areas among older people, so that the PHV questionnaire focuses on relevant tests and questions to make the PHV more specific and have a clear focus and purpose...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Sumitra Sharma, Bhuvan Kc, Asmita Khatri
Introduction: Male involvement in reproductive health is an essential component in promoting maternal and family health. In Nepal, men are not actively engaged in most maternal and child health (MCH) services nor in other reproductive health programs. There is a need to know about the understanding of key professionals in such practices. This study explores gendered perspectives among teachers and health professionals to understand the factors contributing to male involvement in reproductive health...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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