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[Correspondence] Disability weights for vision disorders in Global Burden of Disease study
As members of the Vision Loss Expert Group, we recognise and applaud the time and effort that went into the 2010 updated Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. Overall, the methods are excellent and the amount and scope of work breathtaking. The outcome was worth the wait.
Source: LANCET - January 4, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Hugh R Taylor, Jost B Jonas, Jill Keeffe, Janet Leasher, Kovin Naidoo, Konrad Pesudovs, Serge Resnikoff Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
UK's first hand transplant goes ahead after donor found on Boxing Day
Doctors amputate man's functionless hand and sew on donor's limb during eight-hour operation at Leeds General InfirmaryA 51-year-old man has become the first person in Britain to have a full hand transplant (video) after a donor was found on Boxing Day.Mark Cahill spent eight hours in surgery at Leeds General Infirmary during which doctors replaced his disabled right hand with the donor's limb.A spokesman for the surgical team said the operation went well and, if the limb continues to survive, the patient is expected to gain feeling and movement in the transplanted hand. Cahill's hand became disabled as a result of an infe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: The Guardian News Health Medical research Society UK news Science Source Type: news
Impact of Socio-Economic Status in Meeting the Needs of People with Mental Illness; Human Rights Perspective.
Abstract The present descriptive study investigated the impact of socio-economic status in meeting the human rights needs among randomly selected recovered psychiatric patients (n = 100) at a tertiary care center. Data was collected through face to face interview, using structured Needs Assessment Questionnaire. The findings revealed that the participants from below poverty line were deprived of physical needs such as 'electricity facilities' (χ (2) = 6.821, p < .009) 'safe drinking water' (χ (2) = 13.506, p < .004) and purchasing medications (χ (2) = 9.958, p < .019)....
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - January 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vijayalakshmi P, Ramachandra, Reddemma K, Math SB Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research
Impact of perioperative complications on clinical outcome scores in lumbar fusion surgery.
Conclusions A smaller proportion of patients achieved MCID for ODI 2 years after a major perioperative complication following lumbar fusion than after a minor complication or no complications. PMID: 23289509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - January 4, 2013 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Lambat MP, Glassman SD, Carreon LY Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
Effect of rosuvastatin on cytokines after traumatic head injury.
Conclusions The authors' data suggest that statins may induce an antiinflammatory effect and may promote recovery after TBI. The role of statins in TBI therapy should be confirmed in larger clinical trials. Clinical trial registration no.: NCT00990028. PMID: 23289819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - January 4, 2013 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sánchez-Aguilar M, Tapia-Pérez JH, Sánchez-Rodríguez JJ, Viñas-Ríos JM, Martínez-Pérez P, de la Cruz-Mendoza E, Sánchez-Reyna M, Torres-Corzo JG, Gordillo-Moscoso A Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
Trends in energy and nutrient supply in Trinidad and Tobago from 1961 to 2007 using FAO food balance sheets.
CONCLUSIONS: Nutritional imbalances in the Trinidadian food supply need to be addressed to combat the rise in nutrition-related chronic disease that is projected to cause increased disability and premature death in the country in the coming years. PMID: 23286774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Nutrition - January 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sheehy T, Sharma S Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research
Cognitive Impairment Has a Strong Relation to Nonsomatic Symptoms of Depression in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
Abstract It is unclear how cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by physical disability, fatigue, and depression. Our aim was to identify the strongest clinical predictors for cognitive impairment in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients. The clinical risk factors included in the analysis were physical disability (EDSS), fatigue (FSS), the somatic and nonsomatic components of depression (BDI), disease progression rate [Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS)], and psychotropic medication. Cognitive impairment had a prevalence of 30.5% in patients affecting preferentially attention, executi...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - January 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sundgren M, Maurex L, Wahlin A, Piehl F, Brismar T Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
Engaging the U.S. Congress in the oral health of special‐needs adults: lessons from pediatric oral health policy
ABSTRACT The U.S. Congress has a long history of attending to insurance coverage for children's oral health services while being relatively silent about adult dental care. Yet many adults, made vulnerable by their disabilities and illnesses, are dependent upon governmental programs. This paper contrasts the robust history of federal legislative action in support of children's oral health with the lack of attention to adults’ oral health to identify approaches that advocates may consider when engaging Congress in improving oral health for disabled and older adults. It provides a historical context of Congressional action ...
Source: Special Care in Dentistry - January 4, 2013 Category: Dentistry Authors: Burton L. Edelstein Tags: Special Issue Source Type: research
Self-perceived health-related quality of life of Indian children with specific learning disability
Conclusions: Children with newly-diagnosed SpLD perceive their psychosocial, physical, and overall HRQoL to be significantly compromised.
Source: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine - January 4, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: S KarandeR Venkataraman Source Type: research
In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, the new ACR/EULAR definition of remission identifies patients with persistent absence of functional disability and suppression of ultrasonographic synovitis
Conclusions The new remission definitions confirmed their validity in an observational setting and identify patients with better disease control.
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - January 4, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sakellariou, G., Scire, C. A., Verstappen, S. M. M., Montecucco, C., Caporali, R. Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Connective tissue disease, Degenerative joint disease, Musculoskeletal syndromes, Rheumatoid arthritis Clinical and epidemiological research Source Type: research
The Predictive Value of the Evoked Potentials Score in MSThe Predictive Value of the Evoked Potentials Score in MS
In this age of more sophisticated testing, can evoked potentials still be clinically useful as predictors of disability in multiple sclerosis? BMC Neurology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Dental Mercury Fillings and Multiple Sclerosis Link Examined
Nashville news anchor (Fox 17) Stacy Case will share her personal experience about the link between multiple sclerosis (MS) and dental mercury fillings on the January 3rd episode of CBS's The Doctors entitled "Dangerous Toxins."
Source: Disabled World - January 3, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news
An exploration of impaired walking dynamics and fatigue in multiple sclerosis - Burschka JM, Keune PM, Menge U, Hofstadt-van Oy U, Oschmann P, Hoos O.
BACKGROUND: Physical disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) is frequently characterized by impaired ambulation. Although walking tests have been successfully employed to assess walking ability in MS patients, data analytic procedures have predominantly reli...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Effectiveness of return-to-work interventions for disabled people: a systematic review of government initiatives focused on changing the behaviour of employers - Clayton S, Barr B, Nylén L, Burstrom B, Thielen K, Diderichsen F, Dahl E, Whitehead M.
This article presents a systematic review and evidence syn...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
MRI Findings in Attempted Hanging
In a hanging, the probable cause of death or disability is cerebral hypoxia due to compression of the neck vessels, especially the carotid arteries and jugular veins. The vertebral arteries are relatively protected in the transverse foramina and are often spared.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 3, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Dental Needs and Management of Children With Special Health Care Needs According to Type of Disability
Source: Journal of Dentistry for Children - January 3, 2013 Category: Dentistry Authors: Salles, Priscilla SoaresTannure, Patricia NivoloniRosa Oliveira, Cristiana Aroeira Gomes dade Souza, Ivete Pomarico RibeiroPortela, Maristela Barbosade Araujo Castro, Gloria Fernanda Barbosa Tags: Public Health Source Type: research
Association of Chronic Noncancer Pain With Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes Among a Community Mental Health Center Sample
Conclusions: The higher rates of illicit drug use at intake and continued drug use at follow-up for individuals with CNCP may indicate the need for specific pain management assistance. Recommendations include providing standard CNCP screening and assessment as part of substance abuse treatment protocols along with resource referrals. (C) 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - January 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Article: PDF Only Source Type: research
Treating Heavy Drinking in Primary Care Practices: Evaluation of a Telephone-based Intervention Program
Conclusions: Implementation of the program in primary care proved feasible. Participants reported a decrease in alcohol use frequency and alcohol-related problems. However, contrary to hypotheses, the addition of TCM was not associated with greater improvement in drinking outcomes. (C) 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - January 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Article: PDF Only Source Type: research
Barriers to Exercise in People With Parkinson Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Low outcome expectation of exercise, lack of time to exercise, and fear of falling appear to be important perceived barriers to engaging in exercise among ambulatory, community-dwelling persons with PD. These may be important issues for physical therapists to target among patients with PD who are not regularly exercising. The efficacy of intervention strategies to facilitate exercise adherence in persons with PD requires further investigation. PMID: 23288910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - January 3, 2013 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ellis T, Boudreau JK, Deangelis TR, Brown LE, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Severity of acute intracerebral haemorrhage, elderly age and atrial fibrillation: Independent predictors of poor outcome at three months.
CONCLUSIONS: This study found that severity of ICH, elderly age and AF were independent predictors of poor outcome in ICH patients at three months. Thereby, this highlights the importance of understanding the roles of clinical features in ICH prognostic evaluation. PMID: 23291004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - January 3, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: D'Amore C, Paciaroni M, Silvestrelli G, Agnelli G, Santucci P, Lanari A, Alberti A, Venti M, Acciarresi M, Caso V Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Encounters between workers sick-listed with common mental disorders and return-to-work stakeholders. Does workers' gender matter?
Conclusion: The study findings strongly indicate that further attention needs to be directed towards improving the workers' relationship with supervisors and social insurance officers. Findings apply in particular to women. PMID: 23287397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nielsen MB, Madsen IE, Bültmann U, Christensen U, Diderichsen F, Rugulies R Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
Achilles tendon biomechanics in psoriatic arthritis patients with ultrasound proven enthesitis.
Conclusions: In this group of PsA patients, the AT insertional angle was not influenced by ankle-subtalar joint motion in those with and without enthesitis. Moreover, the PsA patients with enthesitis had significantly lower AT loading. PMID: 23286761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - January 3, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Woodburn J, Hyslop E, Barn R, McInnes I, Turner D Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Affiliation to the work market after curative treatment of head-and-neck cancer: A population-based study from the DAHANCA database.
Conclusions. Cancer-related factors were less strongly associated with early retirement and unemployment than socioeconomic factors and comorbidity. Clinicians treating HNSCC patients should be aware of the socioeconomic factors related to work market affiliation in order to provide more intensive social support or targeted rehabilitation for this patient group. PMID: 23282115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - January 3, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kjær T, Bøje CR, Olsen MH, Overgaard J, Johansen J, Ibfelt E, Steding-Jessen M, Johansen C, Dalton SO Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
An evaluation of low back pain among farmers in Ireland
Conclusions Lifting was identified as the main attributed cause for LBP. LBP leads to work disability that necessitated farmers changing work habits, getting help and needing time off work. In order to reduce LBP-related disability among farmers in the future, work practices involving lifting need to be further investigated.
Source: Occupational Medicine - January 3, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Osborne, A., Finnegan, G., Blake, C., Meredith, D., McNamara, J., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Prospective association of the SHARE-operationalized frailty phenotype with adverse health outcomes: evidence from 60+ community-dwelling Europeans living in 11 countries
Conclusions: The SHARE-operationalized frailty phenotype is significantly associated with all tested health outcomes independent of baseline morbidity and disability in community-dwelling men and women aged 60 and older living in Europe. The robustness of results validate the use of this phenotype in the SHARE survey for future research on frailty in Europe.
Source: BMC Geriatrics - January 3, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nejma MacklaiJacques SpagnoliJulien JunodBrigitte Santos-Eggimann Source Type: research
New rat model for muscle regeneration after trauma-related soft tissue injury
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Penetrating soft tissue injuries that may be caused by bullet wounds or motor vehicle accidents, or exposure to explosive devices in military settings, can cause muscle loss resulting in functional disability and cosmetic deformity.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Congress Limps Across Finish Line With Temporary Medicare Payment Patch; AAFP Calls for Permanent Fix
The AAFP again is calling on Congress to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula after lawmakers approved a one-year extension of the Medicare physician payment rate on Jan. 1 that averts a 26.5 percent reduction in the Medicare physician fee schedule. "Today's temporary patch to the Medicare physician payment is a reprieve for elderly and disabled patients whose health care security is jeopardized by continual threats to Medicare physician payment," said AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., in a prepared statement. "This is a welcome relief, but it is not the solution. The current system, with...
Source: AAFP Government and Medicine - January 2, 2013 Category: Practice Management Source Type: news
Infectious Mononucleosis (Mono)
"Infectious Mononucleosis," or, "mono," is many times referred to as the, "kissing disease." The virus that causes mono is transmitted through a person's saliva and people can get it through kissing, although people can also be exposed to the virus through a sneeze or a cough, or by sharing a food utensil or a glass with someone who has the virus. Mono is not as contagious as some kinds of infections fortunately, such as the common cold.
Source: Disabled World - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Influenza Colds and Flu Source Type: news
Coordinated care can address disabled adults' high rates of emergency department use
Working-age adults with disabilities account for a disproportionately high amount of annual emergency department visitors, reports a comparison study from National Institutes of Health researchers. As emergency department care may not be the best to address non-urgent concerns and is higher in cost, finding a way to decrease these visits is of interest to many stakeholders.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 2, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Activity limitations and healthcare access as correlates of frequent mental distress in adults 65 years and older: a behavioral risk factor surveillance study, 2008 - Segev Z, Arif AA, Rohrer JE.
The objective of this study was to determine if activity limitation and healthcare access are associated with frequent mental distress (FMD) in adu...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
New Book Question's Trustworthiness of FDA
The book probes deeply into the multiple problems inherent in the current system of testing and monitoring of drugs in the U.S. and offers solutions and precautions that could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in healthcare costs.
Source: Disabled World - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Books Guides & Publications Source Type: news
Overweight people 'live longer' study claims
Conclusion This systematic review provides high-quality evidence that obesity grades 2 and 3 are associated with higher death rates from any cause compared to normal weight individuals (around 30% increased risk). However, it also shows that lower grades of obesity (grade 1) do not increase the risk of death relative to normal-weight individuals and, in fact, overweight people had a small but significant reduction in their risk of death in the region of 6%. The strengths of this review include the large number of studies it included and its standardised approach to searching and extracting data from the literature. Hence, ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Source Type: news
Scripps Florida Scientists Create New Approach To Destroy Disease-Associated RNAs In Cells
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new approach to alter the function of RNA in living cells by designing molecules that recognize and disable RNA targets. As a proof of principle, in the new study the team designed a molecule that disabled the RNA causing myotonic dystrophy. The study, published online ahead of print on December 20, 2012 by the journal Angewandte Chemie, reports the creation of small molecules that recognize disease-associated RNAs, targeting them for destruction...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news
AAFP Statement: AAFP Urges Congress to Work for a Permanent SolutionTo Medicare Physician Payment, Sequestration Cuts
“Today’s temporary patch to the Medicare physician payment is a reprieve for elderly and disabled patients whose health care security is jeopardized by continual threats to Medicare physician payment. This is a welcome relief, but it is not the solution. The current system, with its deeply flawed sustainable growth rate formula, generates an annual, semi-annual, sometimes monthly crisis of confidence among elderly and disabled Medicare patients and their physicians.
Source: AAFP News Releases and Statements - January 2, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Psychometric properties of the Oswestry disability index: Rasch analysis of responses in a work-disabled population.
CONCLUSION: Although two of the ten ODI items functioned marginally unsatisfactorily in the unrevised state, the 5-option revised ODI appears superior. Use in clinical settings across a broad spectrum of disability levels could help establish its psychometric properties. Health professionals should be aware that the ODI may perform differently depending on client population. PMID: 23324696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Work - January 2, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Lochhead LE, Macmillan PD Tags: Work Source Type: research
Functional capacity evaluation of work performance among individuals with pelvic injuries following motor vehicle accidents.
CONCLUSIONS: Results support the inclusion of FCE, in addition to self-report of functioning and medical examination, to evaluate work capacity among individuals' post-pelvic injury and interventions and discharge planning. PMID: 23324703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Work - January 2, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Ratzon NZ, Ari Shevil EB, Froom P, Friedman S, Amit Y Tags: Work Source Type: research
Evaluation of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program with emphasis on musculoskeletal disorders: A 5-year follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: The rehabilitation program seemed to have had an effect on the participant's ability to manage with symptoms long after the end of the rehabilitation program. Most participants had returned to work, and reported less pain. The improvements made in physical disability and mental health prior to the 2-year follow-up were maintained at the 5-year follow-up occasion. PMID: 23324705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Work - January 2, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sjöström R, Asplund R, Alricsson M Tags: Work Source Type: research
Disability, employment and stress regarding ability to pay for housing and healthy food.
CONCLUSIONS: Having a disability is more predictive of experiencing stress about having enough money for housing and healthy food than employment, though variables such as low income and having a health plan, dependent on employment are significant. Therefore, strategies and policy recommendations to reduce stress by increasing employment and income for persons with disabilities were presented. PMID: 23324706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Work - January 2, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Smith DL Tags: Work Source Type: research
Contribution of kinesophobia and catastrophic thinking to upper-extremity-specific disability.
CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, kinesiophobia and catastrophic thinking were the most important predictors of upper-extremity-specific disability in a model that accounted for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pathophysiology (diagnosis) and explained more than half of the variation in disability. Perceived partner support was not a significant factor. The consistent and predominant role of several modifiable psychological factors in disability suggests that patients may benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that optimizes mindset and coping strategies. PMID: 23283376 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume - January 2, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: De SD, Vranceanu AM, Ring DC Tags: J Bone Joint Surg Am Source Type: research
Traumatic brain injury and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures yield worse outcomes
This study reveals the importance of identifying and addressing the impact of TBI in patients with seizure disorders. Addressing the sequelae of TBI in PNES may be a target to improve functioning.
Source: Epilepsia - January 2, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: W. Curt LaFrance, Marie DeLuca, Jason T. Machan, Joseph L. Fava Tags: FULL‐LENGTH ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Does self-rated health predict death in adults aged 50 years and above in India? Evidence from a rural population under health and demographic surveillance
Conclusion Our findings confirm an association between bad/very bad SRH and mortality for men, independent of age, socio-demographic factors and other disability measures, in a rural Indian population. This association loses significance in women when adjusted for disability. Our study highlights the strength of nesting cross-sectional surveys within the context of the Health Demographic Surveillance System in studying the role of SRH and mortality.
Source: International Journal of Epidemiology - January 2, 2013 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Hirve, S., Juvekar, S., Sambhudas, S., Lele, P., Blomstedt, Y., Wall, S., Berkman, L., Tollman, S., Ng, N. Tags: Social Determinants Source Type: research
Gaining employment: the experience of students at a further education college for individuals with learning disabilities
Accessible summary People with learning disabilities can feel excluded from society; employment can help to improve social inclusion. Everyone needs to be creative in their approach to facilitate work‐based placements and employment opportunities for students at further education colleges. Students with learning disabilities, parents, education staff and employers need to work together to make sure everyone has the best work experience possible. SummaryEmployment is widely acknowledged as a key factor to social inclusion, but it is estimated that <7% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment. It ...
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Joanne Skellern, Geoff Astbury Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Self Directed Support and people with learning disabilities: a review of the published research evidence
Accessible summary Self Directed Support is the latest system of social care providing vulnerable people in the United Kingdom with a budget instead of direct service provision. There is a lack of evidence underpinning the strategy of Self Directed Support. There is a need to learn more about how well the policies are working. Barriers need to be identified and overcome to ensure that people who are eligible can access Self Directed Support. SummaryA systematic literature review was undertaken to determine the evidence base underpinning the strategy of Self Directed Support and whether evidence demonstrates that this ...
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Mary Anne Harkes, Michael Brown, Dorothy Horsburgh Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Doing research inclusively: bridges to multiple possibilities in inclusive research
This article is about the ways people do research together. We talked with people doing inclusive research about their views and experiences. We found out about different ways people work together and how power is important. People talked about how inclusive research can change people's lives. We discuss why we think research can be performed inclusively in a variety of ways and why keeping this variety is important. SummaryThis article reports on a study of how people do research that matters to people with learning disabilities and that involves them and their views and experiences. The study was an attempt to bring...
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Melanie Nind, Hilra Vinha Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Addressing health inequities: coronary heart disease training within learning disabilities services
Accessible summary People with a learning disability have a special risk of developing certain problems with their health. Heart disease can also happen to people with a learning disability. We do not know how we should help people with a learning disability stay healthy and not develop heart disease. We trained staff using a programme designed to improve what they know about heart disease. This programme also helps staff learn ways to help people improve their health. After training, staff knew a lot more about heart disease and felt more confident about being able to improve the health of people with a learning disab...
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Deirdre Holly, John Sharp Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Anna's story of life in prison
This article is about Anna Boodle's story of imprisonment in Queensland, Australia. Anna participated in a larger PhD study on the life stories of ex‐prisoners with an intellectual disability. It is apparent from her story, and the other stories in the study, that there is a need for more humane responses to people with an intellectual disability who offend. Anna's story is a tale of hope to others that a good life is possible after imprisonment.
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - January 2, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Anna Boodle, Kathy Ellem, Lesley Chenoweth Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Health anxiety in Australia: prevalence, comorbidity, disability and service use [PAPERS]
Conclusions Health anxiety is non-trivial; it affects a significant proportion of the population and further research and clinical investigation of health anxiety is required.
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry - January 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sunderland, M., Newby, J. M., Andrews, G. Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research
Natural history, predictors and outcomes of depression after stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis [Review articles]
Conclusion Interventions for depression and its potential outcomes are required.
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry - January 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ayerbe, L., Ayis, S., Wolfe, C. D. A., Rudd, A. G. Tags: Review articles Source Type: research
Life with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: striving for ‘controlled co‐existence’
ConclusionThe Theory of Co‐existing with COPD was generated from the data. This theory explains the delicate balance people with COPD maintain to ‘co‐exist with COPD’. ‘Controlled co‐existence’ enables the person to feel in control and live life to the optimum. This is a fragile balance however and the unpredictability of COPD can tip the person into ‘strained co‐existence’ or ‘uncontrolled co‐existence’. Relevance to clinical practiceUnderstanding the experience of living with COPD and the balances involved in ‘co‐existing with COPD’ can help health professionals provide more focused and em...
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing - January 2, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Adeline Cooney, Lorraine Mee, Dympna Casey, Kathy Murphy, Collette Kirwan, Eimear Burke, Yvonne Conway, Denise Healy, Brona Mooney, Jill Murphy, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research