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Narratives to enhance smoking cessation interventions among African-American smokers, the ACCE project

Background Low-income, African-American smokers are less likely to have resources to aid in quitting smoking. Narrative communication may provide an enhancement to traditional smoking cessation interventions like NRT, medications, or behavioral treatments for this audience. After extensive pilot testing of stories and personal experiences with smoking cessation from African...

Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in college

Background African American women are one of the least active demographic groups in the US, with only 36% meeting the national physical activity recommendations in comparison to 46% of White women. Physical activity begins to decline in African American women in adolescence and continues to decline into young adulthood. Yet, few interventions have been developed to promote...

A qualitative assessment of internal medicine resident perceptions of graduate medical education following implementation of the 2011 ACGME duty hour standards

Background In 2011, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education implemented updated guidelines for medical resident duty hours, further limiting continuous work hours for first-year residents. We sought to investigate the impact of these restrictions on graduate medical education among internal medicine residents. Methods We conducted eight focus groups with internal...

Talking about depression: a qualitative study of barriers to managing depression in people with long term conditions in primary care

Background The risk of depression is increased in people with long term conditions (LTCs) and is associated with poorer patient outcomes for both the depressive illness and the LTC, but often remains undetected and poorly managed. The aim of this study was to identify and explore barriers to detecting and managing depression in primary care in people with two exemplar LTCs...

Update on the collaborative interventions for circulation and depression (COINCIDE) trial: changes to planned methodology of a cluster randomized controlled trial of collaborative care for depression in people with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease

Peter A Coventry Karina Lovell Chris Dickens Peter Bower Carolyn Chew-Graham Andrea Cherrington Charlotte Garrett Chris J Gibbons Clare Baguley Kate Roughley Isabel Adeyemi Chris Keyworth Waquas

Collaborative Interventions for Circulation and Depression (COINCIDE): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of collaborative care for depression in people with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease

Background Depression is up to two to three times as common in people with long-term conditions. It negatively affects medical management of disease and self-care behaviors, and leads to poorer quality of life and high costs in primary care. Screening and treatment of depression is increasingly prioritized, but despite initiatives to improve access and quality of care, depression...

Development and validation of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT)

Background Low literacy and numeracy skills are common. Adequate numeracy skills are crucial in the management of diabetes. Diabetes patients use numeracy skills to interpret glucose meters, administer medications, follow dietary guidelines and other tasks. Existing literacy scales may not be adequate to assess numeracy skills. This paper describes the development and...

Independent pathways for de-repression of the mouse Ig heavy chain germ-line ε promoter: an IL-4 NAF/NF-IL-4 site as a context-dependent negative element

The activation of germ-line promoters in the Ig heavy chain loci is regulated by cytokines as part of the regulation of B cell commitment to production of new antibody isotypes. Activation of the germ-line promoter of the ε heavy chain locus (Gε) and production of IgE are induced by IL-4 and each is virtually undetectable in the absence of IL-4 or the homologous cytokine IL-13...