Using Quality-Measures Data to Address Sleep-Wake Disturbances

At ONS Congress 2013, Janet Gordils-Perez, Carla Schaefer, and Jacquelyn Lauria from CINJ discuss evidence-based tools developed to support nursing assessment and effective interventions for patients with sleep-wake disturbances (abstract 120187).
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CONCLUSIONS: For studies and assessments requiring face-to-face contact, telehealth is clearly a feasible option for improving research representativeness and access for individuals residing in rural areas. Future research should make use of telehealth services, to give a voice to rural individuals who are too often left out. PMID: 31412701 [PubMed - in process]
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In this episode, Gabe talks with editor-in-chief Dr. John Grohol about the importance of planning for the end of life.  We all know that everybody dies, but at the same time, no one wants to think about their own inevitable death. Do you know how you would like the end of your life to go?  What if you needed to make that decision for a loved one? Do you know what they want? Would they want to be resuscitated? Do they want to die at home or in a hospital? Do you even know what kinds of decisions need to be made, or what the options are?  Listen in as Dr. John explains that there is a degre...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Death & Dying General LifeHelper The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
When TJ Sharpe was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma in August 2012, his future looked bleak. He was 37 years old with two young children, the median lifespan for patients with his diagnosis was 18 months and treatment options were limited.Thanks to some knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry he soon realised his best chance of survival was to find a clinical trial. It was a daunting prospect, but his resolve was solid and, after undergoing six surgical operations and four immunotherapy treatments across two different clinical trials, he lived to tell the tale.“I was lucky,” says Sharpe, “I was aware of c...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated improved outcomes with real-time patient-reported outcome questionnaires (PRO questionnaires) using questions adapted for patient use from the National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE). Outside of the clinical trial setting, limited information exists on factors affecting the completion of PRO questionnaires in routine practice. The primary aim of this prospective cross-sectional study was to evaluate patient willingness to complete PRO questionnaires on a regular basis and to better understand responder biases to improv...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
ConclusionsBookmarking can be applied to develop provisional score interpretation for PROMIS measures. Patients and clinicians were frequently consistent in their bookmark placement. When there was variance, patients required more dysfunction before assigning more severity. Additional research with other cancer samples is needed to evaluate the replicability and generalizability of our findings.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
You're reading 7 Foods That May Help Your Productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Food is fuel to your productivity. Understanding this should revolutionize the way we eat. How often do you ask yourself  “Am I eating what my body needs, or what my tastebuds want?”   When it comes to achieving productivity in your workday, the importance of eating well cannot be overemphasized. Here are 7 suggestions for healthy meals/snacks to improve your health and productivity at the...
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CONCLUSION: Combined minimally invasive hysterectomy and bariatric surgery for obese women with endometrial cancer can promote sustained weight loss and improve survivorship. PMID: 31403586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a profit.  SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “Instead of taking my psychiatric medications this morning, should I have just gone to yoga?” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up’ Episode [2:00] Is mental illness real? [4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer. [16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real. [19:30] Eating disorders ar...
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, Spanish Sleep Network Abstract Sleep is considered an essential part of life and plays a vital role in good health and well-being. Equally important as a balanced diet and adequate exercise, quality and quantity of sleep are essential for maintaining good health and quality of life. Sleep-disordered breathing is one of the most prevalent conditions that compromises the quality and duration of sleep, with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) being the most prevalent disorder among these conditions. OSA is a chronic and highly prevalent disease that is considered to be a true public health problem. OSA has been associate...
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
The research on how much poor/lack of sleep + stress can affect the body and increase your risk of multiple types of diseases (dementia, cancer, metabolic syndrome, etc) are vast and well supported. Today, this thought hit me hard when I thought back about how many of my friends in med school have become overweight with a beer gut, getting into the territory of anorexia, or worsening health status. I can only imagine how much residency can negatively affect your health and appearance. Is... The affect of stress and lack of sleep on health of people in medicine?
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