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Comunidad (Barc., Internet) ; 22(2): 0-0, jul.-oct. 2020. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-192934

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INTRODUCCIÓN: ¿cómo seguir trabajando la orientación y participación comunitaria en Atención Primaria durante la pandemia por COVID-19?. OBJETIVOS Y MÉTODOS: observar, describir, reflexionar y documentar aspectos relativos a la atención comunitaria en el momento actual de pandemia por COVID-19 en los equipos de Atención Primaria (EAP) de Aragón. Estudio exploratorio-descriptivo observacional transversal con enfoque cualitativo, con dos fases. 1ª: recopilación de experiencias comunitarias y localización de informantes clave. 2ª: descripción de acciones comunitarias. Análisis descriptivo y tipo DAFO. RESULTADOS: se detectaron 47 iniciativas. Participaron 11 expertas y 54 informantes clave. El 66,6% consideró el rol de los EAP como consultores/colaboradores. El 64,9% de las iniciativas contempló la diversidad. El 49,1% no sabía si valoraron diferencias por género. Destacaron la importancia de lo comunitario para superar la crisis y la cooperación y coordinación con la comunidad e instituciones locales. DISCUSIÓN: protocolos con orientación biomédica, miedo e incertidumbre por la COVID-19 dificultaron el desarrollo de iniciativas comunitarias; frente a esto, fue clave la trayectoria comunitaria previa de los EAP, el trabajo en equipo, con especial relevancia el de las trabajadoras sociales, y su motivación. La participación del EAP como colaborador refuerza la importancia del liderazgo compartido. Son necesarios espacios colaborativos, apoyo institucional y coordinación intersectorial. CONCLUSIÓN: durante la pandemia, las comunidades deben ser parte de la respuesta; la orientación comunitaria de los EAP es clave. Es preciso visibilizar, acompañar y reforzar el trabajo comunitario y estimular la coordinación con Salud Pública


INTRODUCTION: How to continue working on community guidance and participation in Primary Care during the COVID-19 pandemic?. OJECTIVES AND METHODS: To observe, report, reflect and document autonomous community experiences of Aragonese Primary Care Teams (PCT) during the COVID-19 pandemic. A two-phase exploratory-descriptive observational, cross-sectional study with a qualitative approach. Phase 1: compilation of experiences in community health and location of key informants. Phase 2: description of community actions. Descriptive and SWOT analysis. RESULTS: A total of 47 initiatives were detected; 11 experts and 54 key informants took part. A total of 66.6% considered the role of the PCT as consultants or collaborators; 64.9% of initiatives considered diversity. A total of 49.1% did not know whether they evaluated differences by sex. They highlighted the importance of the community to overcome the crisis, and cooperation and coordination with community and local institutions. DISCUSSION: Protocols with biomedical guidance, fear and uncertainty due to COVID-19 hindered development of community initiatives. In light of this, the previous community trajectory of PCTs, teamwork with special relevance of social workers and their motivation were fundamental. PCT involvement as a partner strengthens the importance of shared leadership. Collaborative spaces, institutional support and intersectoral coordination are all necessary. CONCLUSION: During the pandemic, communities must be part of the response; PCT community guidance is essential. Visibility, working alongside and strengthening community work and stimulating public health coordination are all necessary requirements


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Humanos , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Vírus da SARS/patogenicidade , Serviço Social/organização & administração , Assistência ao Paciente/tendências , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Participação da Comunidade/tendências , Pandemias/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Transversais , Pesquisa sobre Serviços de Saúde/tendências
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008817, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32970782

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There is a clear requirement for an accurate SARS-CoV-2 antibody test, both as a complement to existing diagnostic capabilities and for determining community seroprevalence. We therefore evaluated the performance of a variety of antibody testing technologies and their potential use as diagnostic tools. Highly specific in-house ELISAs were developed for the detection of anti-spike (S), -receptor binding domain (RBD) and -nucleocapsid (N) antibodies and used for the cross-comparison of ten commercial serological assays-a chemiluminescence-based platform, two ELISAs and seven colloidal gold lateral flow immunoassays (LFIAs)-on an identical panel of 110 SARS-CoV-2-positive samples and 50 pre-pandemic negatives. There was a wide variation in the performance of the different platforms, with specificity ranging from 82% to 100%, and overall sensitivity from 60.9% to 87.3%. However, the head-to-head comparison of multiple sero-diagnostic assays on identical sample sets revealed that performance is highly dependent on the time of sampling, with sensitivities of over 95% seen in several tests when assessing samples from more than 20 days post onset of symptoms. Furthermore, these analyses identified clear outlying samples that were negative in all tests, but were later shown to be from individuals with mildest disease presentation. Rigorous comparison of antibody testing platforms will inform the deployment of point-of-care technologies in healthcare settings and their use in the monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 infections.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/análise , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Sistemas Automatizados de Assistência Junto ao Leito , Testes Sorológicos/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Hospitais , Humanos , Imunoensaio , Medições Luminescentes , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/imunologia , Pandemias , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia
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J Public Health Manag Pract ; 26(6): 613-621, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32969951

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CONTEXT: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed a strain on health care systems worldwide. Many hospitals experienced severe bed shortages; some had to turn patients away. In Singapore, the widespread outbreak, especially among the dormitory-based population, created a pressing need for alternative care sites. PROGRAM: The first massive-scale community care facility (CCF) was started in Singapore to address the pandemic. It served as a low-acuity primary care center that could isolate and treat COVID-19-positive patients with mild disease. This allowed decompression of the patient load in hospitals, ensuring that those with more severe disease could receive timely medical attention. IMPLEMENTATION: Various groups from the private and public sectors, including health care, construction, security, hotel management, and project coordination, were involved in the setup and operations of the CCF. A large exhibition center was converted into the care facility and segregated into zones to reduce cross-contamination. State-of-the-art technological infrastructure for health management was used. Several paraclinical services were made available. EVALUATION: The CCF was a timely and robust response that fulfilled several crucial functions, including cohort isolation, triage, basic medical care, and timely reviews and escalation of patients. It placed a unique focus on promoting patient ownership, responsibility, and mental well-being. It was largely successful, with a low hospital transfer rate of 0.37%. DISCUSSION: The success of the CCF could be attributed to the use of a facility of opportunity, strong interorganizational and cross-sector cooperation, an integrated and robust clinical system, and clear communication channels. It allows for efficient resource utilization and is valuable in future pandemics with similar disease characteristics.


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Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Instalações de Saúde , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Betacoronavirus , Humanos , Controle de Infecções/organização & administração , Pandemias , Quarentena , Singapura/epidemiologia , Triagem
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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop ; 53: e20200048, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997048

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INTRODUCTION: Malaria case management is a pivotal intervention in malaria elimination. However, many remote areas in Brazil still lack access to basic health services. This study describes a community-based approach (CBA) for malaria case management in the large remote area of the Jaú National Park (JNP), Amazonas, Brazil. METHODS: In 2001, a general health CBA was initiated with a motor group (MG); a participative community health diagnosis (PCHD) was subsequently implemented between 2001 and 2005. In 2006, a CBA for malaria case management started with an expanded MG including all sectors with a stake in malaria control, from the local residents to the federal government. In 2008, community microscopists were selected and trained to diagnose hemoparasites. A full malaria strategy was implemented in 2009 with subsequent quality control follow-up. RESULTS: Two educational materials were co-created with local communities. The MG identified malaria as a major health problem and the malaria MG planned the control activities. Ten communities selected a resident to become malaria microscopists, and ten solar-operated health centers were built. The number of slide readings increased from 923 in 2006 to 1,900 in 2009, while malaria infections decreased from 354 cases in 2005 to 20 cases in 2015. The excess time (≥ 48 hours) between first symptoms and diagnosis/treatment decreased from 68.9% of cases in 2005 to 14.3% in 2010. CONCLUSIONS: While many factors were likely involved in the reduction of malaria transmission in the JNP, the CBA played an important role in the sustained success of the initiative.


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Administração de Caso , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Malária , População Rural , Brasil , Pesquisa Participativa Baseada na Comunidade , Humanos , Malária/diagnóstico , Malária/tratamento farmacológico , Saúde Pública
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Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ; 67(8): 501-508, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879236

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Objectives Medical expenses for diabetes differ between Japan's 47 prefectures. The medical care expenditure regulation plan aims to reduce regional differences in outpatient medical costs through prevention of severe diabetes, promotion of specific health checkups and specific health guidance, promotion of generic drugs, and proper use of medicines. To achieve this goal, we need to conduct an in-depth analysis of inter-prefecture differences in diabetes care expenses. This study analyzed regional differences in prescription fees for dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and the use of generic sulfonylureas (SUs), glinides, biguanides, α-glucosidase inhibitors (α-GIs), and thiazoline derivatives, using the National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups of Japan (NDB). Furthermore, we analyzed regional differences in consultancy fees for dialysis prevention.Methods We analyzed the 2nd NDB Open Data Japan website of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. Pearson's correlation coefficient (r) was used to evaluate the relationship between the medical costs of diabetes and each factor. The correlation coefficient was analyzed with Student's t-test, and a P-value<0.05 was considered statistically significant.Results Regarding oral hypoglycemic drugs, prefectures with a large number of DPP-4 inhibitors tended to have higher medical costs of diabetes (r=0.40, P=0.0048). Furthermore, such expenses tended to be low in prefectures where the use of generic SU drugs was high (r=-0.43, P=0.0023).Conclusions In conclusion, the results revealed regional differences in the use of DPP-4 inhibitors and generic SU drugs, which may contribute to the regional differences in medical expenses for diabetes. This study suggests that NDB open data are useful for policy making to reduce regional differences in outpatient medical costs of diabetes.


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Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/economia , Efeitos Psicossociais da Doença , Diabetes Mellitus/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus/economia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/administração & dosagem , Inibidores Enzimáticos/economia , Custos de Cuidados de Saúde , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Hipoglicemiantes/economia , Compostos de Sulfonilureia/administração & dosagem , Compostos de Sulfonilureia/economia , Análise de Dados , Diabetes Mellitus/prevenção & controle , Dipeptidil Peptidase 4 , Humanos , Japão , Honorários por Prescrição de Medicamentos , Encaminhamento e Consulta/economia
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WHO South East Asia J Public Health ; 9(2): 100-103, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978340

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The Government of Thailand was prompt to launch social and economic measures to mitigate the effects on the general population following lockdown measures to counter coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, sex workers were one of the vulnerable groups who were unable to access state support. A rapid survey of sex workers in Thailand showed that almost all had become unemployed and lost their income as a consequence of the lockdown, restrictions on international flights into the country and the closure of entertainment venues. Most were unable to cover the costs of food and shelter for themselves and their dependents. COVID-19 had also disrupted testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and HIV services for sex workers. As in other countries, community-based organizations were essential to providing an immediate, short-term COVID-19 response for sex workers. Also as in other countries, the pandemic has demonstrated that many people's health and well-being depends on very fragile foundations. This presents a clear opportunity to build back better by committing to a longer-term vision for the overall societal inclusion of sex workers. Thailand should advocate for decriminalization of sex work and ensure sex workers are entitled to equal labour rights and inclusion in the government social protection programme. Progress in innovative government initiatives aimed at ending HIV stigma and discrimination show how structural change can come about through harnessing community-based organizations. In turn, HIV services for sex workers need to expand and incorporate targeted interventions to reduce sex workers' occupational susceptibility to COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Profissionais do Sexo , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Feminino , Financiamento Governamental/organização & administração , Infecções por HIV/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Masculino , Profissionais do Sexo/legislação & jurisprudência , Profissionais do Sexo/estatística & dados numéricos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Tailândia/epidemiologia
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J Prim Health Care ; 12(3): 207-214, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988442

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INTRODUCTION Sweden is unique in adopting a 'no-lockdown' public health approach to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) outbreak. There were fears that health services would not be able to care for high numbers of COVID-19 patients. AIM To describe and review the emergency response of a public primary and community health-care organisation in Stockholm, Sweden, to the demand for care for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients during March-July 2020, and summarise preparations for the months to follow. METHODS This was a rapid implementation action research case study, which also draws on one author's experience as Chief Executive Officer and other members' experience in an emergency management group. RESULTS Sweden experienced similar mortality per million population to the UK, despite the different public health strategy used to address the COVID-19 outbreak. The Stockholm-integrated public primary and community health-care service, serving a population of 2.3 million, made many changes quickly. One change included coordinating non-acute private health-care services, following the local government emergency directive to do so. DISCUSSION It is possible that the fast and effective response by management and services in primary and community health care reduced infection and hospital demand, which contributed to a lower mortality than otherwise expected. The actions and preparations described for Stockholm's response may provide ideas for other health-care systems. The partnership research approach between the Karolinska Medical University and the Region Stockholm health-care system used in this project shows that rapid research methods have advantages for both partners in an emergency situation.


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Controle de Doenças Transmissíveis/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Necessidades e Demandas de Serviços de Saúde , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Surtos de Doenças , Feminino , Pesquisa sobre Serviços de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Atenção Primária à Saúde/organização & administração , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave , Suécia/epidemiologia
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Healthc (Amst) ; 8(3): 100449, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32919586

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Given the predicted need for continued SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing, as well as the evolving availability and types of diagnostic tests, off-site COVID-19 testing centers (OSCTC) leaders need timely guidance to ensure they are meeting the needs of their unique populations. This research discusses the challenges and offers considerations for healthcare organizations and others when setting up and running OSCTCs. It also provides a springboard to engage policy makers and leaders in the healthcare community in a discussion about emergency preparedness, and how to better respond to testing needs going forward.


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Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Betacoronavirus , Estudos de Avaliação como Assunto , Humanos , Pandemias , Estados Unidos
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Lancet Glob Health ; 8(10): e1305-e1315, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32971053

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BACKGROUND: Community-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV, including ART initiation, clinical and laboratory monitoring, and refills, could reduce barriers to treatment and improve viral suppression, reducing the gap in access to care for individuals who have detectable HIV viral load, including men who are less likely than women to be virally suppressed. We aimed to test the effect of community-based ART delivery on viral suppression among people living with HIV not on ART. METHODS: We did a household-randomised, unblinded trial (DO ART) of delivery of ART in the community compared with the clinic in rural and peri-urban settings in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and the Sheema District, Uganda. After community-based HIV testing, people living with HIV were randomly assigned (1:1:1) with mobile phone software to community-based ART initiation with quarterly monitoring and ART refills through mobile vans; ART initiation at the clinic followed by mobile van monitoring and refills (hybrid approach); or standard clinic ART initiation and refills. The primary outcome was HIV viral suppression at 12 months. If the difference in viral suppression was not superior between study groups, an a-priori test for non-inferiority was done to test for a relative risk (RR) of more than 0·95. The cost per person virally suppressed was a co-primary outcome of the study. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02929992. FINDINGS: Between May 26, 2016, and March 28, 2019, of 2479 assessed for eligibility, 1315 people living with HIV and not on ART with detectable viral load at baseline were randomly assigned; 666 (51%) were men. Retention at the month 12 visit was 95% (n=1253). At 12 months, community-based ART increased viral suppression compared with the clinic group (306 [74%] vs 269 [63%], RR 1·18, 95% CI 1·07-1·29; psuperiority=0·0005) and the hybrid approach was non-inferior (282 [68%] vs 269 [63%], RR 1·08, 0·98-1·19; pnon-inferiority=0·0049). Community-based ART increased viral suppression among men (73%, RR 1·34, 95% CI 1·16-1·55; psuperiority<0·0001) as did the hybrid approach (66%, RR 1·19, 1·02-1·40; psuperiority=0·026), compared with clinic-based ART (54%). Viral suppression was similar for men (n=156 [73%]) and women (n=150 [75%]) in the community-based ART group. With efficient scale-up, community-based ART could cost US$275-452 per person reaching viral suppression. Community-based ART was considered safe, with few adverse events. INTERPRETATION: In high and medium HIV prevalence settings in South Africa and Uganda, community-based delivery of ART significantly increased viral suppression compared with clinic-based ART, particularly among men, eliminating disparities in viral suppression by gender. Community-based ART should be implemented and evaluated in different contexts for people with detectable viral load. FUNDING: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the University of Washington and Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research; the Wellcome Trust; the University of Washington Royalty Research Fund; and the University of Washington King K Holmes Endowed Professorship in STDs and AIDS.


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Fármacos Anti-HIV/uso terapêutico , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/métodos , Assistência à Saúde/métodos , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , África do Sul , Resultado do Tratamento , Uganda , Adulto Jovem
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Washington; Organización Panamericana de la Salud; ago. 5, 2020. 4 p.
Não convencional em Espanhol | LILACS | ID: biblio-1116507

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Con la intención de abordar la emergencia a nivel de los Territorios Indígenas, el Gobierno de la República convocó a un equipo de trabajo en asuntos indígenas y salud. El equipo está conformado por funcionarias y funcionarios del Ministerio de Salud, la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, la Comisión Nacional de Emergencia, la Comisión Nacional de Asuntos Indígenas, el Ministerio de Justicia y Paz y el Viceministerio de la Presidencia en Asuntos Políticos y Diálogo Ciudadano. Asimismo, cuenta con el apoyo de Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Costa Rica. A partir del trabajo de este equipo, se elabora el "Plan de acción para el abordaje del Covid19 en territorios indígenas", el cual considera como objetivo general implementar acciones estratégicas para la contención, prevención y atención de la emergencia del Covid-19, en los 24 territorios indígenas de Costa Rica, de acuerdo con los lineamientos técnicos para la prevención del Covid-19 en territorios indígenas. Para apoyar integralmente la implementación de este plan, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), agencia técnica en las temáticas de salud del Sistema de Naciones Unidas, ha iniciado un proceso de contratación de profesionales comunitarios de salud que apoyen el abordaje de la Covid-19 en los territorios indígenas del país.


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Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pessoal de Saúde/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Saúde de Populações Indígenas , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Betacoronavirus , Costa Rica/epidemiologia
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 1231, 2020 Aug 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32787943

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BACKGROUND: The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the European Feel4Diabetes intervention, promoting a healthy lifestyle, on physical activity and its correlates among families at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (based on the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score) in Belgium. METHODS: The Feel4Diabetes intervention involved three components: family, school and community component, with the family component consisting of 6 counseling sessions for families at risk. Main outcomes were objectively measured physical activity levels and its subjectively measured correlates. The final sample consisted of 454 parents (mean age 39.4 years; 72.0% women) and 444 children (mean age 8.0 years; 50.1% girls). Multilevel repeated measures analyses were performed to assess intervention effectiveness after 1 year. RESULTS: In parents, there was no significant intervention effect. In children, there were only significant negative effects for moderate to vigorous physical activity (p = 0.05; ηp2 = 0.008) and steps (p = 0.03; ηp2 = 0.006%) on weekdays, with physical activity decreasing (more) in the intervention group. CONCLUSIONS: The F4D-intervention lacks effectiveness on high-risk families' physical activity and its correlates in Belgium. This could partially be explained by low attendance rates and a large drop-out. To reach vulnerable populations, future interventions should invest in more appropriate recruitment (e.g. more face-to-face contact) and more bottom-up development of the intervention (i.e. co-creation of the intervention with the target group). TRIAL REGISTRATION: The Feel4Diabetes-study was prospectively registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT02393872 on 20 March 2015.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/epidemiologia , Exercício Físico , Promoção da Saúde/métodos , Adulto , Bélgica/epidemiologia , Criança , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária , Família , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Medição de Risco , Serviços de Saúde Escolar
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Pflege ; 33(4): 219-227, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32811324

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Background: COVID-19 has led to a change in care for patients with chronic conditions, involving a transfer of drug administration from an outpatient to a community setting. AIM: To investigate patient preferences for treatment settings in the light of the current pandemic. METHODS: Patients, who prior to the pandemic had attended two different outpatient clinics in a university hospital for their infusions or injections, were interviewed by telephone. The semi-structured interviews were analyzed using qualitative and quantitative methods. RESULTS: Out of 49 patients with either anti-inflammatory or immunoglobulin treatments (response rate: 83 %), 24 (49.0 %) switched from subcutaneous (sc) injections in the hospital to the community setting, 18 (36.7 %) from intravenous infusions (iv) in the hospital to sc administration at home and 7 (14.3 %) moved to iv at home. During the pandemic 38 (80.9 %) wanted to continue their treatment at home, but after the pandemic 22 (46.8 %) would opt to go back to the hospital. Satisfaction was high with both settings, slightly favoring drug administration in hospital. Qualitative data shows that patients while emphasizing the importance of the relationship with the healthcare team, had increased concerns about safety as a result of COVID-19. CONCLUSIONS: The experience during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased self-management-skills in some patients, but long-term follow-up is needed. It has repercussions for future shared decision making for patients and their healthcare teams.


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Assistência Ambulatorial/organização & administração , Doença Crônica/terapia , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Humanos , Preferência do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Medição de Risco
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J Rehabil Med ; 52(8): jrm00089, 2020 Aug 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32830284

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OBJECTIVE: COVID-19 is a multisystem illness that has considerable long-term physical, psychological, cognitive, social and vocational sequelae in survivors. Given the scale of this burden and lockdown measures in most countries, there is a need for an integrated rehabilitation pathway using a tele-medicine approach to screen and manage these sequelae in a systematic and efficient way. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team of professionals in the UK developed a comprehensive pragmatic telephone screening tool, the COVID-19 Yorkshire Rehabilitation Screen (C19-YRS), and an integrated rehabilitation pathway, which spans the acute hospital trust, community trust and primary care service within the National Health Service (NHS) service model. RESULTS: The C19-YRS telephone screening tool, developed previously, was used to screen symptoms and grade their severity. Referral criteria thresholds were applied to the output of C19-YRS to inform the decision-making process in the rehabilitation pathway. A dedicated multidisciplinary COVID-19 rehabilitation team is the core troubleshooting forum for managing complex cases with needs spanning multiple domains of the health condition. CONCLUSION: The authors recommend that health services dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic adopt a comprehensive telephone screening system and an integrated rehabilitation pathway to manage the large number of survivors in a timely and effective manner and to enable the provision of targeted interventions.


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Betacoronavirus , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/reabilitação , Procedimentos Clínicos/organização & administração , Assistência à Saúde/organização & administração , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente/organização & administração , Pneumonia Viral/reabilitação , Telemedicina/organização & administração , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/métodos , Assistência à Saúde/métodos , Humanos , Pandemias , Encaminhamento e Consulta/organização & administração , Medicina Estatal/organização & administração , Sobreviventes , Telemedicina/métodos , Reino Unido
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(8): e0008494, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833994

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Helminth control at the national level is currently based on mass drug administration (MDA) programs. Perception of the MDA programs for helminth control by the affected populations influences compliance and future designs of the programs. We determined the perception of Zimbabwe's National Helminth Control Program (2012-2017) with a specific focus on schistosomiasis in the school children treated with praziquantel, schoolteachers and village health workers (VHW). The study enrolled 409 children from Grades 6 and 7 who had the full benefit of the 6 years of MDA from 2012 to 2017. Thirty-six schoolteachers and 22 VHW serving the schools were also recruited. A structured questionnaire developed in English, translated into the local language Shona, and validated prior to the study was administered to the children and the adults. The questions focused on the perceived impact on health, school attendance and performance and Knowledge Attitudes and Practice (KAP) among the school children. Data were captured electronically on android platforms using the Open Data Kit. Overall, 84% of the children responded that their awareness of schistosomiasis (transmission, disease, treatment and infection avoidance) had improved because of participating in the MDAs. Of the 151 children self-diagnosed with schistosomiasis, 74% reported that their health had improved following treatment with praziquantel. This included resolution of haematuria, painful urination, sore stomach, tiredness and falling asleep during class lessons. The children and teachers reported improvements in both pupil school attendance and performance at school while the VHW and teachers reported an increase in health-seeking behaviour amongst the school children for schistosomiasis treatment in-between MDAs. The majority of VHW (96%) reported improvement in handwashing behaviour, schistosomiasis awareness (96%) and treatment uptake (91%) within the communities where the school children belonged. However, only 59% of the VHW reported improvement in toilet use while only 50% of the VHW reported improvement in clean water use within their communities. This study indicated that the surveyed children perceived the MDA program had improved their health, school attendance, school performance and awareness of schistosomiasis. The VHW also perceived that the MDA program had improved the community KAP.


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Albendazol/uso terapêutico , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Administração Massiva de Medicamentos , Praziquantel/uso terapêutico , Esquistossomose/prevenção & controle , Albendazol/administração & dosagem , Anti-Helmínticos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Helmínticos/uso terapêutico , Criança , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Praziquantel/administração & dosagem , Esquistossomose/tratamento farmacológico , Esquistossomose/epidemiologia , Instituições Acadêmicas , Zimbábue/epidemiologia
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Lancet ; 396(10250): 553-563, 2020 08 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32828187

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BACKGROUND: To overcome the three delays in triage, transport and treatment that underlie adverse pregnancy outcomes, we aimed to reduce all-cause adverse outcomes with community-level interventions targeting women with pregnancy hypertension in three low-income countries. METHODS: In this individual participant-level meta-analysis, we de-identified and pooled data from the Community-Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP) cluster randomised controlled trials in Mozambique, Pakistan, and India, which were run in 2014-17. Consenting pregnant women, aged 12-49 years, were recruited in their homes. Clusters, defined by local administrative units, were randomly assigned (1:1) to intervention or control groups. The control groups continued local standard of care. The intervention comprised community engagement and existing community health worker-led mobile health-supported early detection, initial treatment, and hospital referral of women with hypertension. For this meta-analysis, as for the original studies, the primary outcome was a composite of maternal or perinatal outcome (either maternal, fetal, or neonatal death, or severe morbidity for the mother or baby), assessed by unmasked trial surveillance personnel. For this analysis, we included all consenting participants who were followed up with completed pregnancies at trial end. We analysed the outcome data with multilevel modelling and present data with the summary statistic of adjusted odds ratios (ORs) with 95% CIs (fixed effects for maternal age, parity, maternal education, and random effects for country and cluster). This meta-analysis is registered with PROSPERO, CRD42018102564. FINDINGS: Overall, 44 clusters (69 330 pregnant women) were randomly assigned to intervention (22 clusters [36 008 pregnancies]) or control (22 clusters [33 322 pregnancies]) groups. 32 290 (89·7%) pregnancies in the intervention group and 29 698 (89·1%) in the control group were followed up successfully. Median maternal age of included women was 26 years (IQR 22-30). In the intervention clusters, 6990 group and 16 691 home-based community engagement sessions and 138 347 community health worker-led visits to 20 819 (57·8%) of 36 008 women (of whom 11 095 [53·3%] had a visit every 4 weeks) occurred. Blood pressure and dipstick proteinuria were assessed per protocol. Few women were eligible for methyldopa for severe hypertension (181 [1%] of 20 819) or intramuscular magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia (198 [1%]), of whom most accepted treatment (162 [89·5%] of 181 for severe hypertension and 133 [67·2%] of 198 for pre-eclampsia). 1255 (6%) were referred to a comprehensive emergency obstetric care facility, of whom 864 (82%) accepted the referral. The primary outcome was similar in the intervention (7871 [24%] of 32 290 pregnancies) and control clusters (6516 [22%] of 29 698; adjusted OR 1·17, 95% CI 0·90-1·51; p=0·24). No intervention-related serious adverse events occurred, and few adverse effects occurred after in-community treatment with methyldopa (one [2%] of 51; India only) and none occurred after in-community treatment with magnesium sulfate or during transport to facility. INTERPRETATION: The CLIP intervention did not reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes. Future community-level interventions should expand the community health worker workforce, assess general (rather than condition-specific) messaging, and include health system strengthening. FUNDING: University of British Columbia, a grantee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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Pré-Eclâmpsia/epidemiologia , Resultado da Gravidez/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/normas , Feminino , Humanos , Índia/epidemiologia , Morte Materna/estatística & dados numéricos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Moçambique/epidemiologia , Paquistão/epidemiologia , Pré-Eclâmpsia/diagnóstico , Pré-Eclâmpsia/terapia , Gravidez , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Adulto Jovem
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Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ; 67(7): 461-470, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741877

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Objectives Poverty is a well-known major social determinant of health. Poverty has been conceptualized as multidimensional livelihood difficulties that include material deprivation, financial difficulties, and social isolation. Through their clinical practice, some health care institutions have tried to address social risks among patients. However, standardized assessment tools that can detect patients' livelihood difficulties are not well established. The aims of this study were to develop brief screening tools to assess patients' livelihood difficulties, and to examine the validity and reliability of these tools in Japanese health care institutes.Methods We used secondary data from a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. The respondents of the survey were adult patients from five hospitals belonging to Japan Health Promoting Hospitals and Service Networks. The questionnaire included 25 questions that assessed patients' poverty. An iterated principal factor analysis with Promax rotation was performed and scales to assess patients' livelihood difficulties were developed. This was followed by an examination of the scales' validity and internal consistency using standardized Cronbach's alpha. Further, we built brief assessment tools by selecting questions that showed high factor loading.Results A total of 265 participants were included in the study. The response rate was 75.1%. The results of factor analysis suggested that data was affected by patients' financial difficulties and social isolation. Eight questions on the financial difficulty scale and five questions on the social isolation scale showed factor loadings greater than 0.40. The standardized Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.88 for the financial difficulty scales and 0.74 for the social isolation scales. Finally, a brief assessment tools that included two questions from each scale was developed.Conclusion This tool may be used as a screening tool for patients' livelihood difficulties in the health records of each clinic/hospital, and may help patients effectively receive integrated medical and social care. In order to use this scale in practice, under a well-established community-based integrated care system, it may be necessary to establish a standardized scoring system and diagnostic threshold to verify the generalizability of the scale at healthcare institutes with different characteristics.


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Determinação de Necessidades de Cuidados de Saúde , Pobreza , Classe Social , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária , Estudos Transversais , Prestação Integrada de Cuidados de Saúde , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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AIDS Educ Prev ; 32(3): 181-195, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32749876

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The twin epidemics of HIV and incarceration impact Puerto Rico, which has limited resources to address the social and structural determinants of health in incarcerated populations. A Special Programs of National Significance grant supported a Puerto Rican community-based organization to implement the evidence-informed Transitional Care Coordination intervention among incarcerated persons living with HIV, targeting changes at the individual, organization, and systems levels. After implementation (November 2015-July 2018; n = 69), 93.1% of eligible clients were linked to community-based HIV care, 86.3% remained in care for 6 months, and 78.6% remained for 12 months. A greater proportion reported consistent HIV care, ART adherence, food security, and transportation to access care. Integrating HIV case management with housing and employment services, and developing buy-in and collaboration from partners across systems of care, including after a natural disaster, led to positive client outcomes. This intervention shows promise for adaptation to other HIV care and service delivery systems.


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Fármacos Anti-HIV/uso terapêutico , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária/organização & administração , Continuidade da Assistência ao Paciente , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Prisioneiros/estatística & dados numéricos , Cuidado Transicional , Adulto , Feminino , Abastecimento de Alimentos , Infecções por HIV/psicologia , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Porto Rico , Determinantes Sociais da Saúde
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