Month: September 2022

Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Multiple Sclerosis by Rebecca Cunningham

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Four interventions benefited participation in the domains of activities of daily living or sleep. Two interventions improved participation in the domain of instrumental activities of daily living. One intervention improved work participation. Two interventions benefited caregivers and the quality of the relationship between the caregiver and person with MS. Other potentially appropriate…

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Evaluation of Sleep Quality, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema by Gul Mete Civelek

Background: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a serious health condition negatively affecting psychological state, sleep quality, and quality of life (QOL) of patients. These complications of BCRL can be overlooked in routine clinical practice. The aim of this study is to evaluate sleep quality, depression, and QOL in patients with different stages of BCRL. Methods:…

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UP165, A Standardized Corn Leaf Extract for Improving Sleep Quality and Mood State by Shawn M Talbott

UP165, a standardized Zea mays (corn) leaf extract, was evaluated for its effect on sleep quality and overall well-being in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, administered orally at 250 and 500 mg/day. Participants (n = 45) (age range 19-73) consumed the supplement or placebo ∼60 minutes before bedtime daily for 4 weeks. Measurements that were…

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Sleep of Intensive Care Patients: A Qualitative Study Based on Experiences of Nurses by Ayyüce Tuba Koçak

CONCLUSIONS: This study revealed that nurses are aware of the importance of sleep; however, they do not evaluate sleep and try to improve sleep quality only based on their own knowledge and experience rather than on evidence-based approaches. However, their interventions are not sufficient and they are restricted because of physical conditions and intensive care…

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Sleep Quality and Fatigue in Construction Workers: Effect of a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention by Silvia C Barrios Araya

CONCLUSION: Long-term effects are reflected in the third measurement of the Epworth scores, in the presence of fatigue. Those workers who received the CBI reduced their levels of sleepiness and fatigue.A multidisciplinary approach is required to study not only fatigue and sleep, but also other relevant aspects of health, since impact on accident rates, days…

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Retention in a 6-Month Smoking Cessation Study Among Alaska Native and American Indian People by Dawson E Mills

Participant retention in longitudinal health research is necessary for generalizable results. Understanding factors that correlate with increased retention could improve retention in future studies. Here, we describe how participant and study process measures are associated with retention in a longitudinal tobacco cessation research study performed in Anchorage, Alaska. Specifically, we conducted a secondary analysis exploring…

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Influenza vaccine coverage and factors associated with non-vaccination among adults at high risk for severe outcomes: An analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging by Katie Gravagna

CONCLUSION: Influenza vaccination coverage among Canadian adults aged 46-64 years with ≥1 CMC and adults aged ≥65 years remains suboptimal. Vaccination campaigns targeting those at high risk of severe outcomes without routine physician engagement should be evaluated to improve uptake.