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Last Updated: 11 August 2022

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Recovering from Intimate Partner Violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Initial Evaluation of the Clinical Effects of RISE Administered in Routine Care in the US Veterans Health Administration.

Military veterans are concerned about Intimate partner violence, which adversely affects health, which is a common problem. The U. S. Veterans Health Administration has launched a national IPV Assistance Program to provide comprehensive support to veterans, their families, and caregivers of VHA employees who use or know IPV. This program evaluation report details the clinical findings from patients who participated in a pilot application of RISE in routine care. During the pilot program, we investigated improvements in general self-efficacy, depression, and valued life, as well as treatment satisfaction among patients who received RISE and complete program evaluation at VHA facilities. Although preliminary findings were similar across gender and IPV types, findings from the pilot trial of RISE demonstrate the intervention's safety, acceptability, and clinical value in routine VHA care, as well as inform RISE's scaling.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148793


Veteran and Staff Experience from a Pilot Program of Health Care System-Distributed Wearable Devices and Data Sharing.

The growing trend of using wearable devices to log activity and health information has the ability to positively impact patient health and care at home and in the care team. In particular, we wanted to analyze the device's capability and ability to share Fitbit findings with their care team, and determined barriers to Fitbit development and use for veterans, including syncing devices for a VA mobile app to share results, and assessed the perceived value of the device's functionality and ability to share data from the Fitbit with their care team.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-1748857


Stringent public health measures during COVID-19 across ischemic stroke care systems: the potential impact of patient perceptions on health care-seeking behaviors.

During two separate COVID-19 waves, researchers in Hungary were keen to know the connection of public health care services in Hungary, which were introduced with acute ischemic stroke admissions and interventions during two separate COVID-19 waves. Two separate medical organizations in the United States wanted to perform a similar review of changes in ischemic stroke care at two separate medical centers. Through a regional comprehensive stroke center telestroke program and a Veterans Affairs inpatient stroke and neurorehabilitation program, two separate organizations and models of ischemic stroke care were evaluated. However, the VA's experience shows that particular patient populations may respond differently to public health directives. These findings show that changes in stroke management during the COVID-19 pandemic can vary regionally and by patient population, as well as by the severity of public health regulations enforced. To determine the long-term effects of such programs, a further investigation of COVID-19-related public health programs on acute stroke populations is required.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11357-022-00566-8


Feasibility and Acceptability of Prolonged Exposure in Primary Care (PE-PC) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Pilot Study.

Posttraumatic stress disorder affects 6% of American adults, yet only 30% of those affected people and even less poorer people are disabled. Prolonged Exposure is one of the few facilities that do not have the capacity to offer their patients with first-line, evidence-based PTSD treatments. PE has been developed for use in a primary care setting and has demonstrated effectiveness in a brief case for military service members to solve this issue. In 30 Michigan FQHC patients, this pilot study tested the acceptability and acceptability of PE-PC. The intervention was helpful and filled a significant need for safe PTSD treatment in the FQHC setting, according to 10 patients and 5 FQHC researchers' semi-structured interview data. These results open the way for a large random controlled trial to determine the safety of PE-PC on PTSD symptoms in this low-resource, high-need setting.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-022-01195-1

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