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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL (2003) 3, David J. Fine, Designing Health Care for Populations: Applied Epidemiology for Health Care Administration (Jossey-Bass, April 2000). Dr. ...doi:10.1100/tsw.2003.35 pmid:12847297 pmcid:PMC5974797 fatcat:jgsd6xzzozapfp6xsiphl47yhu
Source: Louisiana Department of Health (http://www.ldh.gov/coronavirus) Note: Data are of April 16, 2020 © 2020 Peter J Fos, et al. ...doi:10.33425/2639-9326.1065 fatcat:iozqjv3n5ngq3ph4u6g76vsn34
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce postdisaster anxiety disorders following Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. The sample consisted of 14 patients of a community health clinic who were 55 years and older, with a diagnosis of anxiety, and with a score of >10 on the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) assessment scale. The intervention was comprised of three individual sessions and includeddoi:10.33425/2639-9474.1139 fatcat:5lzzi5ombbbx3a36feit3q45py
more »... and included education about the collaborative approach to anxiety, documentation of expectations of the participants and their anxiety triggers, provision of mindfulness training, and re-evaluation of anxiety by the patient at subsequent sessions. Participants completed a pre-and post-intervention GAD-7 questionnaire. The intervention resulted in a statistically significant decrease in overall anxiety. The study indicated that mindfulness-based therapy can effectively reduce post-disaster anxiety and that a permanent nurse consultation liaison is needed at mental health care facilities following disasters.
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In the United States, a dedicated property tax describes the legal authority given to a local jurisdiction to levy and collect a tax for a specific purpose. We investigated for an association of locally dedicated property taxes to fund local public health agencies and improved health status in the eight states designated as the Mississippi Delta Region. Methods: We analyzed the difference in health outcomes of counties with and without a dedicated public health tax after adjusting for a set ofdoi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-471 pmid:21672231 pmcid:PMC3141454 fatcat:tk5eat4jnzdldfli5ij35e6pce
more »... sting for a set of control variables using regression models for county level data from 720 counties of the Mississippi Delta Region. Results: Levying a dedicated public health tax for counties with per capita income above $28,000 is associated with improved health outcomes of those counties when compared to counties without a dedicated property tax for public health. Alternatively, levying a dedicated property tax in counties with lower per capita income is associated with poor health outcomes. Conclusions: There are both positive and negative consequences of using dedicated property taxes to fund public health. Policymakers should carefully examine both the positive association of improved health outcomes and negative impact of taxation on poor populations before authorizing the use of dedicated local property tax levies to fund public health agencies.
Br J Rheumatol 1998;37(12):1315-9. 32. Minor MA, Brown JD. Exercise maintenance of persons with arthritis after participation in a class experience. Health Educ Q 1993;20(1):83-5. 33. ...pmid:18558035 pmcid:PMC2483552 fatcat:5danfqixobdyhpn5wzhfap3qie
Caminar una cuadra. j. Bañarse o vestirse. 4. ...doi:10.1590/s0036-36341999000200005 fatcat:rgrew4ypifdcpcltzj7xjymurq
We investigated the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) indicated by baseline health status in elementary school children. Methods: Data were obtained via parents whose children enrolled in an elementary school, kindergarten to fourth grade, in southern Mississippi in spring 2004. Parents completed the SF-10 for Children™, a brief 10-item questionnaire designed to measure children's HRQOL on a voluntary basis. Results: A total of 279 parentsdoi:10.1186/1477-7525-6-77 pmid:18845000 pmcid:PMC2576174 fatcat:mx5bdkqtcvd5vooji77buuh3im
more »... of 279 parents completed the questionnaires for their children. On average, physical and psychosocial summary scores, major indicators for HRQOL, were significantly higher among the elementary school children in our study relative to those from U.S. children overall (p < 0.0001 and p = 0.0007, respectively). Males tended to have better physical functioning than their female classmates, whereas females had better psychosocial health. Overall, except for third graders, the physical summary scores increased as grade level increased. The means for psychosocial score fluctuated without a clear pattern over the five grade levels. High level of BMI was significantly associated with children's physical summary scores below 50, a norm used for U.S. children (p = 0.003). Gender and grade were not significant predictors of children's physical and psychosocial scores. Discussion: This study can be used as baseline information to track changes over time, in BMI and health status among the elementary school children. In addition, this study can be used to investigate relationships between BMI, health status, intellectual ability, and performance in school. Conclusion: The findings suggest that programs designed to encourage children to lose weight in a healthy manner, thus reducing their BMI, could improve the physical and psychosocial health, and subsequently increase HRQOL.
The aim of this study was to estimate the distance Mississippi patients must travel to access hospital-based emergency rooms (ERs) and to determine whether an association exists between geographic distance and ER utilization. To that end, great circle distances between Census Block Group Centroid Points and 89 hospitals with emergency departments were calculated for the State of Mississippi. Data on the socio-demographic characteristics of each block group came from the 2000 US Census data.doi:10.4081/gh.2007.272 pmid:18686249 fatcat:sgi26infcbcshellunozpm3ohq