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Academic careers in medical education: perceptions of the effects of a faculty development program.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature200453
Source
Acad Med. 1999 Oct;74(10 Suppl):S72-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1999

Acceptability of an experimental intracervical device: results of a study controlling for selection bias.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature231958
Source
Contraception. 1989 Jan;39(1):73-84
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-1989
Author
R N Shain
K. Ratsula
J. Toivonen
P. Lähteenmäki
T. Luukkainen
A E Holden
M. Rosenthal
Author Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 78284.
Source
Contraception. 1989 Jan;39(1):73-84
Date
Jan-1989
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Clinical Trials as Topic
Consumer Satisfaction
Female
Finland
Humans
Intrauterine Devices, Copper - adverse effects
Intrauterine Devices, Medicated - adverse effects
Levonorgestrel
Norgestrel - administration & dosage - adverse effects
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Random Allocation
Abstract
We analyzed baseline and 12-month follow-up interview data from 98 women who had volunteered to use an experimental intracervical device (ICD) and from 155 women who had been randomly assigned to two control groups, the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD; N = 86) and the copper Nova-T IUD (N = 69). All participants were clinic patients in Helsinki, Finland. Initial analysis of 12-month discontinuation data indicated that a significantly higher percent of ICD users (22.4) discontinued their device than did either LNG-IUD (7.0) or Nova-T (8.7) users. However, we were no longer able to detect significant differences in discontinuation after controlling for baseline variables that assessed predisposition to be dissatisfied with contraception in general. Adjusted probabilities of discontinuing the ICD, LNG-IUD, and Nova-T were 11.8%, 6.2% and 7.9%, respectively. These data indicate that the ICD is likely to be acceptable to Helsinki clinic patients; moreover, they suggest a definite place for hormonal intrauterine devices in the contraceptive armamentarium. Most importantly, the methodology used here can be generalized to acceptability studies of other contraceptive devices and drugs undergoing Phase I and early Phase II clinical trials (in situations where randomization may not be feasible) in order to identify and control for the bias introduced by nonrandom assignment procedures.
PubMed ID
2491982 View in PubMed
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Acceptability of extrusion cooked cereal/legume weaning food supplements to Ghanaian mothers.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature195584
Source
Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2001 Jan;52(1):83-90
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2001
Author
Y. Mensa-Wilmot
R D Phillips
S. Sefa-Dedeh
Author Affiliation
Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement-Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, Agricultural Experiment Station, Griffin, GA 30223-1797, USA.
Source
Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2001 Jan;52(1):83-90
Date
Jan-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Cereals
Chi-Square Distribution
Consumer Satisfaction
Dietary Supplements
Fabaceae
Female
Focus Groups
Food Handling
Humans
Infant
Middle Aged
Mothers
Plants, Medicinal
Software
Weaning
Abstract
Six cereal/legume mixtures were developed with the aid of computer-assisted optimization software from cereal and legume staples indigenous to the West African sub-region. The mixtures had 45-50% maize, 35-40% decorticated cowpeas and either blanched peanuts or decorticated soybeans as a source of lipid and complementary amino acids. Three processing schemes involving roasting, amylase digestion and extrusion cooking were employed. The proportion of ingredients in each cereal/legume blend was based on meeting the nutrient requirement of the 0.5-0.9-year-old infant and cost considerations. Nutrient composition of the blends (proximate, amino acid, mineral and vitamin composition) indicated that these formulations were adequate nutritionally as weaning supplements (Mensa-Wilmot et al, 2000a,2000b). These formulations were evaluated by mothers of weanling children based on their preferences with respect to color, flavor, texture and willingness to purchase the product assessed. A total of 133 one-on-one interviews and 23 group discussions were conducted (involving 6-12 respondents) with selected Ghanaian women. The mothers found the convenience of a weaning food made from local staples that could be processed on village/market scale very attractive.
PubMed ID
11225182 View in PubMed
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[Accessibility and waiting time in general practice. A patient study in Northern Norway in 1987].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature228019
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1990 Nov 10;110(27):3484-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-10-1990
Author
B. Straume
A. Forsdahl
Author Affiliation
Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Universitetet i Tromsø.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1990 Nov 10;110(27):3484-8
Date
Nov-10-1990
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Appointments and Schedules
Consumer Satisfaction
Family Practice - organization & administration - standards
Female
Home Care Services - organization & administration - standards
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Norway
Questionnaires
Waiting Lists
Abstract
In the opinion of the public, accessibility is probably one of the most important features of general practice. More than 3,500 patients in North Norway answered a questionnaire asking for their opinions on waiting time for consultation, the time spent in consultation and the possibility of the doctor visiting them at home. 80% thought that a waiting time of more than one week was too long. The actual waiting times differ considerably, but only a few practices serving less than 900 inhabitants per physician managed to satisfy their patients. On the other hand, about 80% found the time allocated for the consultation to be adequate. Almost half the patients who expressed an opinion thought it too difficult to get a doctor to visit them at home. Less than 10% considered a long distance to travel to a doctor to be an obstacle. Not surprisingly, young people were most demanding as regards quick service. Men were somewhat more satisfied than women, as were patients in rural areas compared with patients in the towns. In our opinion, some of the patients' causes of dissatisfaction can be removed by better routines. However, it seems that the resources available within general practice, are inadequate to meet all the patients' wishes, either now or in the future.
PubMed ID
2256076 View in PubMed
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Accessible support for family caregivers of seniors with chronic conditions: from isolation to inclusion.

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Source
Can J Aging. 2006;25(2):179-92
Publication Type
Article
Date
2006
Author
Miriam Stewart
Alison Barnfather
Anne Neufeld
Sharon Warren
Nicole Letourneau
Lili Liu
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Nusing, University of Alberta, Canada.
Source
Can J Aging. 2006;25(2):179-92
Date
2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged
Alzheimer Disease - psychology
Canada
Caregivers - psychology
Consumer Satisfaction
Female
Health education
Humans
Intervention Studies
Male
Middle Aged
Social Isolation
Social Support
Stroke - psychology
Abstract
Accessible support programs can improve health outcomes for family caregivers of older relatives with a chronic condition. Over the course of 6 months, 27 experienced family caregivers provided weekly support via the telephone to 66 individuals, either new family caregivers of seniors recently diagnosed with stroke or newly vulnerable family caregivers (i.e., facing increasing demands from the deterioration of their senior relative's condition) of seniors with Alzheimer's disease. Qualitative data documented the perceived impact of the intervention, including increased satisfaction with support, coping skills, caregiving competence and confidence, and decreased caregiver burden and loneliness. Caregivers identified varied support processes that overcame support deficits in their social networks. These processes can facilitate replication in future research and inform practice, programs, and policies.
PubMed ID
16821200 View in PubMed
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Accomplishment level and satisfaction with social participation of older adults: association with quality of life and best correlates.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature144806
Source
Qual Life Res. 2010 Jun;19(5):665-75
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2010
Author
Mélanie Levasseur
Johanne Desrosiers
Gale Whiteneck
Author Affiliation
School of Rehabilitation, Université de Sherbrooke, 3001 12ième avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 5N4, Canada. Melanie.Levasseur@USherbrooke.ca
Source
Qual Life Res. 2010 Jun;19(5):665-75
Date
Jun-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological
Age Factors
Aged
Aging
Analysis of Variance
Community Networks
Consumer Participation
Consumer Satisfaction - statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Interpersonal Relations
Male
Middle Aged
Mobility Limitation
Motor Activity
Quality of Life - psychology
Quebec
Social Perception
Statistics as Topic
Abstract
This study aimed to (1) explore whether quality of life (QOL) is more associated with satisfaction with social participation (SP) than with level of accomplishment in SP and (2) examine respective correlates of accomplishment level and satisfaction with SP.
A cross-sectional design was used with a convenience sample of 155 older adults (mean age=73.7; 60% women) having various levels of activity limitations. Accomplishment level and satisfaction with SP (dependent variables) were estimated with the social roles items of the assessment of life habits. Potential correlates were human functioning components.
Correlations between QOL and accomplishment level and satisfaction with SP did not differ (P=0.71). However, best correlates of accomplishment level and satisfaction with SP were different. Higher accomplishment level of SP was best explained by younger age, activity level perceived as stable, no recent stressing event, better well-being, higher activity level, and fewer obstacles in "Physical environment and accessibility" (R2=0.79). Greater satisfaction with SP was best explained by activity level perceived as stable, better self-perceived health, better well-being, higher activity level, and more facilitators in "Social support and attitudes" (R2=0.51).
With some exceptions, these best correlates may be positively modified and thus warrant special attention in rehabilitation interventions.
Notes
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20237957 View in PubMed
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[A compilation of questionnaires on medical education. A specific part of education is always more valued because of its significance than because of its quality].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature183296
Source
Lakartidningen. 2003 Sep 4;100(36):2767-8, 2771-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-4-2003
Author
Göran Thomé
Anna Arstam
Stefan Lindgren
Author Affiliation
Medicinska fakulteten, Lunds universitet. goran.thome@bma.lu.se
Source
Lakartidningen. 2003 Sep 4;100(36):2767-8, 2771-2
Date
Sep-4-2003
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude of Health Personnel
Consumer Satisfaction
Education, Medical - standards
Humans
Internship and Residency - standards
Questionnaires
Societies, Medical
Students, Medical - psychology
Sweden
PubMed ID
14558191 View in PubMed
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[A contact person leads to increased satisfaction among new mothers].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature139338
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Nov 15;172(46):3178-82
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-15-2010
Author
Jette Ammentorp
Hanne Irene Jensen
Betty Nørgaard
Poul-Erik Kofoed
Author Affiliation
Syddansk Universitet, Sygehus Lillebaelt/IRS, Forskningsinitiativet for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, Denmark. jette.ammentorp@slb.regionsyddanmark.dk
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Nov 15;172(46):3178-82
Date
Nov-15-2010
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Consumer Satisfaction
Denmark
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal - manpower - standards
Mothers - psychology
Neonatal Nursing - manpower - standards
Nurse Practitioners - standards
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Questionnaires
Self Efficacy
Abstract
The aim of this study was to test a new method for continuous monitoring of the Danish contact person concept and to evaluate the impact of the concept on the mothers' perception of nursing care and on their self-efficacy.
This is a descriptive study, carried out at a neonatal unit forming part of a department of paediatrics. Using an electronic questionnaire, the mothers were asked if they had been given a contact nurse and how they assessed the quality of the care and their own self-efficacy. The correlation between their experience of being given a contact person and having high scores of nursing care and of self-efficacy was analyzed by logistic regression.
A total of 300 (81%) of the mothers answered the questionnaire. Among the mothers who acknowledged having had a contact nurse compared with those who did not, odds ratios were > 1 in 10/11 questions concerning assessment of nursing care. Concerning the mothers' assessment of their self-efficacy, the odds ratios were > 1 in 7/11 questions. None of these were statistically significant.
The study showed a tendency towards a positive impact on nursing care when contact persons were allocated to the mothers who were admitted to a neonatal ward. The findings were statistically significant in 2/11 questions.
PubMed ID
21073832 View in PubMed
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The active fitting (AF) programme of hearing aids: a psychological perspective.

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Source
Br J Audiol. 1990 Aug;24(4):277-85
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1990
Author
M. Eriksson-Mangold
A. Ringdahl
A K Björklund
B. Wåhlin
Author Affiliation
Psychological Department, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
Source
Br J Audiol. 1990 Aug;24(4):277-85
Date
Aug-1990
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Consumer Satisfaction
Evaluation Studies
Hearing Aids - psychology
Hearing Disorders - psychology
Humans
Middle Aged
Patients - psychology
Random Allocation
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Sweden
Abstract
Rehabilitation of the majority of hearing handicapped in Sweden consists of hearing aid fitting, provision of technical devices and information during about four visits to a Hearing Centre. Generally there is no structured guidance of the hearing handicapped on how to proceed with the hearing aid at home between appointments. A programme of active fitting (AF) of hearing aids, with a task-oriented diary, 'Try Your Hearing Aid' as a basic part, was therefore developed. We conducted a series of studies from 1985 to 1988 with the aim of investigating the benefit and applicability of the programme. A total of 128 new hearing aid candidates participated in three studies at the Sahlgrens hospital and at four other hearing centres in smaller Swedish towns. In a controlled study the AF group was more positive to their hearing aids and to the fitting period after 10 months. They used their hearing aids more frequently and felt psychologically more secure with them. It was established that the AF programme could well be applied in the clinical routine for a majority of new hearing aid patients. Old age per se was not found to be a relevant exclusion criterion. The positive outcome of the AF programme has stimulated the Swedish Institute of the Handicapped to print 'Try Your Hearing Aid' with a manual, and to introduce it to all hearing centres in Sweden.
PubMed ID
2224293 View in PubMed
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