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Consumer health information technology in an adult public health primary care clinic: A heart health education feasibility study.
To explore the feasibility and short term outcomes of using an interactive kiosk integrated into office flow to deliver health information in a primary care clinic. Fifty-one adults with BMI ≥25 were randomly assigned to use a kiosk with attached devices to receive a six-week healthy eating/weight m...
A reflective practice intervention for professional development, reduced stress and improved patient care--a qualitative developmental evalu...
Professional capabilities, such as empathy and patient-centeredness, decline during medical education. Reflective practice is advocated for teaching these capabilities. The Clinical Reflection Training (CRT) is a reflective practice intervention using the professional dilemmas faced by medical stude...
Challenges in the communication between 'communication vulnerable' people and their social environment: an exploratory qualitative study.
Communication vulnerable people are often unable to communicate effectively within their social environment, hindering client-centered care and participation in daily life. This study aims to explore the experiences of communication and the factors that influence this in long term care settings. A q...
Patient knowledge and recall of health information following exposure to "facts and myths" message format variations.
To assess if exposure to varying "facts and myths" message formats affected participant knowledge and recall accuracy of information related to influenza vaccination. Consenting patients (N=125) were randomized to receive one of four influenza related messages (Facts Only; Facts and Myths; Facts, My...
The association of health literacy with illness and medication beliefs among older adults with asthma.
We tested the hypothesis that low HL is associated with inaccurate beliefs. Asthmatics ≥60 were recruited from hospital and community practices in New York, NY and Chicago, IL (n=420). HL was measured with the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults; validated instruments derived from the...
Do participation and personalization matter? A model-driven evaluation of an Internet-based patient education intervention for fibromyalgia ...
To evaluate the effectiveness of an Internet-based patient education intervention, which was designed upon principles of personalization and participatory design. Fifteen months after the first release of the website, 209 fibromyalgia patients recruited through health professionals completed an onli...
Using a robot to personalise health education for children with diabetes type 1: A pilot study.
Assess the effects of personalised robot behaviours on the enjoyment and motivation of children (8-12) with diabetes, and on their acquisition of health knowledge, in educational play. Children (N=5) played diabetes quizzes against a personal or neutral robot on three occasions: once at the clinic,...
Virtual training and coaching of health behavior: Example from mindfulness meditation training.
These results suggest that virtual coach-based training of mindfulness is both feasible, and potentially more effective, than a self-administered program. Of particular interest is the identification of the specific coach features that contribute to its effectiveness. Virtual coaches could provide e...
Informed decision-making in colorectal cancer screening using colonoscopy or CT-colonography.
To evaluate the level of informed decision making in a randomized controlled trial comparing colonoscopy and CT-colonography for colorectal cancer screening. 8844 citizens aged 50-75 were randomly invited to colonoscopy (n=5924) or CT-colonography (n=2920) screening. All invitees received an informa...
Talking about obesity with clients: preferred terms and communication styles of U.K. pre-registration dieticians, doctors, and nurses.
To describe trainee healthcare professionals' preferred terms when talking about obesity, their beliefs about initiating discussions about weight, and their confidence about consulting with obese people. A self-completed questionnaire collected data on demographics, preferred terms, beliefs about in...