Tag: "beliefs" at medical news
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...igrants as they replace their traditional cultural beliefs
with those of white Americans, according to new research presented today by Oregon State University assistant professor Scott Akins at the American Sociological Associations Annual Meeting in New York. The study surveyed 6,713 adults in Washington ...
High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers
...ant and problematic differences were identified in beliefs
about the presence of symptoms, the need to take m...rtnering, differences between lay and professional beliefs
about hypertension result in inadequate management of the disease, says study author Pam Schlomann, ...
Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
...n the article. By age 2, children may already have beliefs
about certain brands and 2- to -6-year-olds can recognize brands and associate them with products. In a study by Thomas N. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H., Stanford University School of Medicine, California, and colleagues, preschoolers age 3 to 5 tasted f...
How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior
... fat for me" Drugs also appear to weaken consumers beliefs
in their ability to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising. Interestingly, in a series of experiments and test groups, the researchers found that supplements did not have this same boomerang effect on a healthy lifestyle: regardle...
Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care
... they could confide in a family member. Personal beliefs
also played a strong role. Conservative Protestants were only 65 percent as likely as Catholics to have executed a DPAHC. And not surprisingly, the odds of naming a proxy were lower for individuals who scored higher on a measure of "fear of death." ...
African-American men understimate risk of prostate cancer
... American men are even more likely to do so. Such beliefs
may cause these men at highest risk for prostate cancer to delay the pursuit of a diagnosis," says Dale. "With this data, we can't say why the estimates are so low. We want to conduct more research to better understand the reasons for the overly ...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...eterans who experience both. Medical residents' beliefs
and concerns about using opioids to treat chronic ...d that they had many fears, concerns, and negative beliefs
toward using opioids to treat noncancer pain such as low back pain. If other doctors share these fee...
African-Americans perceive people with extreme health problems as less productive and valuable
... also have been influenced by personal or cultural beliefs
about health, which in turn, could have been influenced by personal experience with illness. "A potential explanation is that the time preference for African Americans regarding health states may vary compared to other races," said Dr. Johnson. "B...
Epidemiology of TB: Updates from CDC studies to be presented at ATS 2007
...thered information about knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs
about TB from six perspectives: TB patients, people with latent TB infection, at-risk individuals, and TB community leaders, providers and health departments who serve TB patients, people with latent TB infection, and at-risk individuals, through ind...
Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice
...stantial number of American adults hold fatalistic beliefs
about cancer and are correspondingly less likely t... People who maintained at least one of these three beliefs
were less likely than others to exercise weekly and eat five daily servings of fruits and vegetables...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...s study design, it was able to capture the doctors beliefs
at the time of treatment, prior to the time that results were available. Importantly, the study design captured the physicians "gestalt" or gut instinct of how likely they thought PE was on their list. The results showed that fully two thirds of all ...
Traditional Chinese medical beliefs still relevant in Beijing
Traditional Chinese medical beliefs
continue to have an impact on oral health in Beijing, China, says Jacqueline Hom, a dental student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Boston, MA, USA), who reports her findings today during the 85th General Session of the International Associa...
Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior
...estructuring is an approach that instills adaptive beliefs
such as greater perceived control, greater confidence in one's abilities, and more realistic assessment of failures prior to attempting changes in actual behavior. This approach has been used successfully in intervention trials for exercise, fear of ...
Spirituality increases as alcoholics recover
...isodes six months later. "While people's actual beliefs
don't seem to change during recovery, the extent t.... But the measures that assessed individuals' core beliefs
and values about God or religion didn't change. At the same time, use of alcohol decreased significa...
Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimer's among African-American and Hispanic caregivers
...on-religious respondents said that their spiritual beliefs
have a significant impact on their healthcare decisions. The caregiving journey also made both religious and non-religious respondents feel more religious (36%), with African-American (48%) and Hispanic (35%) caregivers much more likely to feel this ...
Undergrad: Mothers in African study undereducated on diarrhea
Ethiopian mothers' beliefs
about diarrhea can lead to inappropriate treatment for their children's life-threatening condition, a 20-year-old Johns Hopkins University undergraduate concluded after field research in Africa. Rishi Mediratta's data interviews, stool samples and...
Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped
...rs if they and their doctors discuss openly their beliefs
about what they think the drug from the television advertisement will do for them. Metzl examines the impact of direct-to-consumer drug advertising even further, in an essay on what Europeans can learn from Americans ten-year experience with the a...
Should Muslims have faith-based health services?
...t of needs that may have their roots in particular beliefs
... we cannot meet everyone's demands for special ... an ideal world doctorswould ask about a patient's beliefs
not so that they can be categorised but because it might be important for the patient in their illne...
Hopeful nurses are more comfortable, confident in caring for dying children
... analyzed whether healthcare providers' underlying beliefs
and feelings are associated with their ability to care for dying children and their families," said study authors Chris Feudtner, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.; and Gina Santucci, M.S.N., of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "This study may help educato...
Hospital-acquired infections -- Inevitable?
...ror free," commented Dr. Nash about the widespread beliefs
about HAI. "What we must strive for is care that is harm free. Changing our mindset will go a long way toward restoring the faith of the public and improving the overall quality of medical care in the United States." "I sincerely hope that this spec...
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