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Physical Activity Performance among Obese Adolescents Who Are Enrolled in the Obesity Treatment Program: A Comparative Study  [PDF]
Malak Al Qahtani, Einas Al Eisa
Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (OJTR) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2016.43015
Abstract: Existing literature indicates that a weight-management program that includes diet modification, Physical Activity (PA) instructions and behavioral modification in weight reduction increases obese adolescents’ participation in PA. However, the effect of such a program on obese Saudi adolescents is unknown. Objective: To examine the effects of a weight-management program in terms of decreasing Body Mass Index (BMI) and improving participation in PA in obese Saudi adolescents, and to establish whether differences exist between genders in response to a weight-management program. PA was measured by Arab Teens Life Style (ATLS) questionnaire for both groups. Results: A wide range of differences in PA and sedentary time are evident between new and weight- managed patients and two genders. PA performance was significantly higher among the weight- managed patients compared with new patients. Also, for boys there were no differences between both groups in PA performance. While, girls’ PA was significantly higher among the girls in weight- managed group compared with girls in new patients group. Weight-managed patients spend significantly less time on the computer and/or the Internet per day compared with new patients. After treatment, the mean BMI among the weight-managed patients slightly decreased. Conclusion: The study findings suggest that the weight-management program could be effective in treating Saudi obese adolescents due to its effect in BMI reduction and greater improvement in PA performance. The surprising result from this study, PA differences between the groups were because of the total PA of girls only, meaning that obesity treatment program can lower the percentage of obesity among women and increase their levels of physical activity.
Patient and provider interventions for managing osteoarthritis in primary care: protocols for two randomized controlled trials
Kelli D Allen, Hayden B Bosworth, Dorothea S Brock, Jennifer G Chapman, Ranee Chatterjee, Cynthia J Coffman, Santanu K Datta, Rowena J Dolor, Amy S Jeffreys, Karen A Juntilla, Jennifer Kruszewski, Laurie E Marbrey, Jennifer McDuffie, Eugene Z Oddone, Nina Sperber, Mary P Sochacki, Catherine Stanwyck, Jennifer Strauss, William S Yancy
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-60
Abstract: One study is being conducted within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system and will compare a Combined Patient and Provider intervention relative to usual care among n?=?300 patients (10 from each of 30 primary care providers). Another study is being conducted within the Duke Primary Care Research Consortium and will compare Patient Only, Provider Only, and Combined (Patient + Provider) interventions relative to usual care among n?=?560 patients across 10 clinics. Participants in these studies have clinical and / or radiographic evidence of hip or knee osteoarthritis, are overweight, and do not meet current physical activity guidelines. The 12-month, telephone-based patient intervention focuses on physical activity, weight management, and cognitive behavioral pain management. The provider intervention involves provision of patient-specific recommendations for care (e.g., referral to physical therapy, knee brace, joint injection), based on evidence-based guidelines. Outcomes are collected at baseline, 6-months, and 12-months. The primary outcome is the Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Osteoarthritis Index (self-reported pain, stiffness, and function), and secondary outcomes are the Short Physical Performance Test Protocol (objective physical function) and the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 (depressive symptoms). Cost effectiveness of the interventions will also be assessed.Results of these two studies will further our understanding of the most effective strategies for improving hip and knee OA outcomes in primary care settings.NCT01130740 (VA); NCT 01435109 (NIH)
Put Yourself in My Shoes: Perspectives of Adolescents about What Makes an Obesity Intervention Effective  [PDF]
Ana Prioste, Helena Fonseca, Pedro Sousa, Pedro Gaspar, Rita Francisco, Maria do Céu Machado
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.714201
Abstract: Purpose: This study aims to investigate the adolescents’ perspectives about 1) the changing process promoted by a weight management program; 2) the factors which may act as facilitators and barriers to obesity management; 3) the strategies that should be included in order to design a successful weight management program. Methods: Data were collected by in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with 16 overweight adolescents, aged 12 - 18 years. Thematic analysis was used for analysing the data. Results: Findings suggest that attributions (internal and external), functions (barriers and facilitators) and perceptual changes (lifestyle and body and mind changes) play distinct roles in the changing process. Interactions recognized as high quality ones, acquisition of new knowledge and competencies and encouragement throughout the process, were identified as facilitators. Negative patterns of interaction, collection of anthropometric data and internal resistances, were identified as barriers. The relevance of developing systemic interventions including family and peers, and the use of Information and Communication Technologies were highlighted. Conclusion: This study aims to contribute for a deeper understanding of the factors and processes behind adherence to weight management. Implications for the design of future more effective strategies and implementation of appropriate interventions are discussed.
Evaluation of Stocking All Female Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Alabama (USA) Ponds  [PDF]
Michael J. Maceina, Steven M. Sammons, Ronald P. Phelps
Natural Resources (NR) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/nr.2016.76027
Abstract: Excessive largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides ) recruitment in small impoundments leads to density-dependent growth depression, causing populations to have length distributions skewed towards smaller fish. To address this issue, we conducted three trials that evaluated stocking all female largemouth bass (F-LMB) in two small Alabama ponds (0.5 and 2.0 ha) where the drainage basin was isolated. Age-1 fish were individually identified for sex using a micro pipette inserted in the urogenital pore, tagged, and stocked at 38-40 F-LMB/ha into ponds that contained pre-established sunfish ( Lepomis spp.) populations. Female largemouth bass were collected with electrofishing, angling, and rotenone over a 2.5- to 5-year period among the three trials. Sex was correctly identified for 179 of the 180 F-LMB stocked. One male was detected in the first trial which resulted in successful largemouth bass reproduction and this trial was terminated after two years. Growth was rapid the first 2 years after stocking as 3-year-old fish reached an average of 429 to 459 mm and 1.37 to 1.66 kg in all 3 trials. However, 2 years after stocking, growth was nil in the second trial even though relative weights of F-LMB were generally greater than 100. In this second trial, removal of about 30% of the F-LMB inhabiting the pond and stocking small Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (25 - 75 mm) resulted in average weights increasing from 1.30 to 2.34 kg in 1 year. Growth of F-LMB continued in the third trail, and average size approached 500 mm and 2.2 kg three years after stocking. Annual survival rates of F-LMB were high and ranged from 0.78 to 0.93 among the 3 trials. Stocking F-LMB offers an attractive alternative in ponds to create a low density largemouth bass population that displays fast growth and high survival when catch-and-release fishing is primarily practiced.
Introduction to the Mountain Caribou in Managed Forests Program
Susan K. Stevenson
Rangifer , 1996,
Abstract: Short introduction to a group of papers with focus on the woodland caribou in eastern British Columbia.
Análise do programa de vacina??o de idosos de Campinas, SP
Reis,Priscilleyne Ouverney; Nozawa,Marcia Regina;
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S1413-81232007000500033
Abstract: this study examines the planning, operations and assessment of a seniors vaccination program in campinas, s?o paulo state, from the standpoint of practices adopted by central, district and local authorities and intended to ensure influenza vaccination coverage. the case study method was used, with work-health process benchmarks. the primary data source was semi-structured interviews, with institutional documents and records serving as secondary sources. the field of study was the municipal coordination of this program in two health districts and one basic healthcare unit. the choice of these districts was based on differing vaccination coverage, while the unit choice was guided by its outstanding campaign organization. at the district and local levels, the program was coordinated by nurses who assigned high priority to following routines and rules instead of pursuing the purpose of the campaign. insufficient analysis capacities were identified, with poorly networked actions, incipient communications methods and ineffective use of information for planning purposes. the results underscore the importance of adopting management practices tailored to the purposes of healthcare efforts, ushering in responsible autonomy among workers and fostering ongoing reflection on these practices.
Do Customer Loyalty Programs Really Work in Airlines Business?—A Study on Air Berlin  [PDF]
Muhammed Zakir Hossain, Habiba Kibria, Saraj Farhana
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2017.104029
Abstract: Programs to secure customer loyalty have been used by marketers for many years. However, how effective are these programs? More than 50% of marketers said that their loyalty budgets rise during the past two years, while only 10% saw a reduction in budget. This reflects the increase of loyalty programs attracting frequent buyers for everything from food to clothing to entertainment. The main aim of this paper is to identify what extends customer loyalty program work in customer retention, customer engagement, and revenue generation in airlines business taking example of Air Berlin. This paper adopts a single case study design. Relationship management and customer loyalty theory are the theoretical foundations used for evaluation of the aspects of loyalty program effectiveness. It is concluded that though Air Berlin has been successful so far to implement their customer loyalty programs, retaining the customer loyalty can only be possible by being competitive over the other players in the market because customers will look for alternatives on the basic services and that reduces the influence of the drivers that keeps the customers loyal to one single company.
Evaluation of Comparative Management of Expanded Program Immunization for Children in Iran and in the World  [PDF]
Fereshteh Farzianpour, Kobra Bamdad Mehrabani, Nayeb Fadaei Dehcheshmeh, Mohammad Azmal
Health (Health) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.619308
Abstract: Background: EPI is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions that have already been identified. Mass vaccination is one of the most effective public health strategies that lead to a dramatic reduction in the incidence of many infectious diseases. This is a descriptive study (eco-logical exploratory) where data about the status of routine immunization of children under 6 years in 6 selected countries in terms of the routine immunization programs in each country, the coverage and reported cases of vaccine-preventable diseases from 2006 to 2008 were collected assuming that each country is a representative of a Continent; data about the status of Iran were also collected and a comparative study was performed in the next step. It is worth mentioning that selecting these countries was according to health experts to consolidate the data. Collection tools are data of international (WHO and UNICEF) and national organizations of the above countries. In all countries surveyed, triple vaccine, vaccines of polio, hepatitis B, measles, rubella and mumps are part of the routine immunization program for children under the age of 6 years, with the explanation that in South Africa only measles vaccine is injected instead of measles, rubella and mumps vaccines. The coverage rate of the vaccine and other vaccines in Iran was the best compared to other countries. This represents the widespread activity of health care systems of the country in the field of vaccination and tireless efforts of healthcare workers and health centers.
Efficacy and Usability of an E-Learning Program for Fostering Qualified Disease Management Nurses  [PDF]
Kana Kazawa, Michiko Moriyama, Michiyo Oka, Satsuki Takahashi, Madoka Kawai, Masumi Nakano
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.78113
Abstract: In order to train nurses to perform disease management and telenursing, we developed an e-learning education program, and assessed the efficacy. A single-group pre-test and post-test design was used. Nurses who worked at a medical institution or a disease management company were included, and the duration of the program was set 2 months. We developed the program so that it could grow attitude and improve knowledge and skills in disease management and patient education. Of 55 subjects, 48 who completed the program were analyzed. After the program, subjects increased knowledge and interests in disease management and patient education. Almost of the subjects answered that e-learning was a good learning method. Our program was effective at enhancing subject’s interests in disease management and patient education, and considered to improve their skills in the future.
Emotional Intelligence as an Essential Factor for the Successful Management and Financial Administration of Projects and Programs  [PDF]
Joseph Asare
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2016.64038
Abstract: The ability of administrative leaders to manage their emotions, including the influence they have on the people they work with in projects and programs, influences the way the activities involved are organized, conducted, and implemented and the level of project goals that are usually achieved. The success of projects is determined by a number of factors as indicated in the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Competence Baseline [1]. When analyzed and broken into details, those factors are connected to the management and the financial administration processes throughout the project’s life cycle. Several attempts have been made by scholars to write on some of the factors that can contribute to project success. Emotional intelligence as an essential factor for the successful management and financial administration of projects and programs would be shown through the use of the emotional intelligence pyramid. Emotional intelligence would also be connected to the Projects and Programs Success Roulette Wheel where this study would develop based on the IPMA Competence Eye. Studies have shown that managers must have high emotional intelligence to enable them to achieve success in projects and programs.
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