Tag: "perceived" at medical news
African-American clinic patients' reactions to racism may affect their health outcomes
.... Study participants reported their experiences of perceived
racism using a modified version of the McNeilly Pe... can immediately begin to take steps to counteract perceived
racism. "For instance, the doctor could ask patients, 'Are there any concerns that I need to know? H...
HIV patients face discrimination from doctors
...eported experiencing at least one of four types of perceived
discrimination since becoming infected, including ...understood, and address it." Among those reporting perceived
discrimination, they tended to report less access to care and less trust in their care providers, as...
Leading immunosuppressant CellCept significantly extends the lifespan of transplanted kidneys
...ed to a sirolimus/tacrolimus combination, that was perceived
to be less toxic," said Prof Herwig-Ulf Meier Kriesche, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl, USA. "Now we have the data to show that this combination is just as damaging. These data, along with this latest analysis of patients on CellCept combinat...
Justice at workplace associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease
...ssure on days spent working with a supervisor they perceived
as fair. The authors suggest that it is plausible ...racteristics of the work environment." "In men who perceived
a high level of justice, the risk of incident CHD was 30 percent lower than among those who perceive...
New analysis supports starting with VFEND for life-threatening fungal infections
...ions of amphotericin B are often used due to their perceived
reduction in toxicity. In the GCAS, the lipid formulations were the most commonly used OLAT (38 percent of patients who received OLAT). However, the subsequent analysis of that study demonstrated that this salvage therapy was effective in only 30 per...
Negative body image: New treatment study
...ct and 18 per cent spent a lot of time covering up perceived
defects in appearance. Although some level of diss...th BID experience significant distress about their perceived
negative image and describe their preoccupation as "intensely painful" or "tormenting". "The nature ...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...ignificantly greater psychological distress, worse perceived
control of symptoms, and worse disease-related quality of life. A new study out of Sacr-Coeur Hospital (Montral, Canada), the Montral Heart Institute (Montral, Canada), and the University of Qubec at Montral (Montral, Canada) found that psychiatric d...
Cervical cancer screening programs for low-resource areas appear effective and safe
... to prevent human papillomavirus infection, widely perceived
to be just around the corner, is eagerly awaited to advance preventive capabilities. Recent data reported by Skjeldstad and colleagues made this development increasingly likely. However, even if a vaccine became available tomorrow, several generation...
HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants
...ents may be delayed because HIV infection is still perceived
by physicians as a barrier to undergoing a transplant, and these patients may therefore not be encouraged to meet the necessary transplant prerequisites in a timely manner, such as abstaining from alcohol and narcotics. In addition, the time it takes...
Researchers looking at how neighborhoods contribute to healthy lifestyles
...er some of the other environmental factors such as perceived
safety in the neighborhood, whether automotive traffic is heavy or not, and the frequency of seeing others exercising. A tangible benefit to those who are part of the study is a gift card to make purchases at Kroger, Hosig said. The other benefit is...
Psychologically distressed children more likely to be involved in bullying
...gression intended to harm or bother someone who is perceived
by peers as being less physically or psychologically powerful than the aggressor(s)." In a 2000 survey of more than 15,000 U.S. students, researchers found the prevalence of bullying involvement among teens and preteens was approximately 30 percent. ...
Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's
...dropped, but were still high, especially when they perceived
the risk to be low. The findings may help guide po... place. In all, the vast majority of participants perceived
that there was little risk from studies based on observation of patients, interviews with patients, ...
Reducing barriers to exercise can save women's lives
...) a leading killer of women in the US. Women have perceived
barriers to modifying their risk of CHD. The most ...omen with access to a nurse practitioner had fewer perceived
barriers to CHD risk modification, suggesting that these perceived
barriers can be reduced or elimin...
Sexually satisfied but feeling frumpy: It's body image, not 'the change'
...ges. The researchers found that the more a woman perceived
herself as less attractive, the more likely she was to report a decline in sexual desire or activity over the past 10 years. Two- thirds of the women reported one or more changes in their sexual response, most frequently desiring sex less and engagi...
Studying brain activity could aid diagnosis of social phobia
... experience heightened anxiety during potential or perceived
threatening social situations. They generally avoid eye contact and fear any interpersonal situation. The research, to be published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, was conducted by an international team of researchers, including Associate Profe...
Are women tougher when it comes to heart disease? Study suggests yes
...ips between aspects of patients' health status and perceived
heart disease severity. They also performed multiv...hile analyzing the relationship between gender and perceived
disease severity. In all, the groups of women and men in the study had about the same distribution ...
Study looks at factors influencing African-American women's decisions to join cancer screening trial
... of a new treatment for a health problem that they perceived
was important, especially if they or one of their loved ones had the problem. Although there were differences between the groups, there also were similarities. The two groups had similar attitudes about cancer and their susceptibility to PLCO cancers...
Pain and its impact on the treatment of rheumatic disease
...avels through small, slow-conducting fibers, it is perceived
as a pervasive aching rather than as acute, localized stabs. Inflammation also plays a role in activating pain pathways that usually lie dormant comprising as many as one-third of the total number of pain-transmitting nerves. What's more, molecula...
Personal fulfillment may motivate adolescents to be physically active
... non-overweight youth, and youth with low vs. high perceived
sport competence. "In this study, four sources of ...ose who were not overweight. Adolescents with low perceived
sport competence reported significantly lower personal fulfillment motivation, compared with those w...
UCSD researchers report results of children's backpack study
... each weight level the children reported increased perceived
pain levels. Surface pressures measured by the investigators were higher than the pressure threshold to obstruct normal skin and muscle blood flow, measured at 30mmHg. According to previous studies children commonly carry backpack loads of 22% of th...
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