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Exploring the need for a new UK occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and family carers: Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD). A focus group study
(Taylor & Francis Routledge, 2015-05-01)
Objectives: In the Netherlands, Graff et al. found Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD) demonstrated benefits to people with dementia and family carers. In this study, focus groups took place with people with ...
The unmet palliative care needs of those dying with dementia
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2015-03)
An estimated 33.9 million people are living with dementia worldwide. The overall estimated median survival time from onset of dementia to death is 4.1 years for men and 4.6 years for women, with longer survival times in ...
The relationship between voice source parameters and the Maxima Dispsersion Quotient (MDQ)
This study examines the relationship between the Maxima Dispersion Quotient (MDQ), a recently proposed measure of the tense-lax dimension of voice quality, and voice source parameters manually measured from glottal flow ...
A mixed-methods investigation of health professionals' perceptions of a physiological track and trigger system
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-10-09)
Background Physiological track and trigger systems (PTTSs) regulate the monitoring of patients vital signs and facilitate the detection and treatment of deteriorating patients. These systems are widely used although ...
Impact of working 48 hours per week on opportunities for training and patient contact: the experience of Irish interns
(Oxford University Press, 2015-09-29)
Objective. The European Working Time Regulations (EWTR) have been criticised for its purported negative impact on the training of junior doctors. The aim of this study was to examine the amount of time interns spent ...
Neuroinflammatory mechanisms linking pain and depression
Depression and chronic pain have been estimated to co-occur in up to 80% of patients suffering from these disorders, with this co-morbidity being more disabling and more expensive to both patients and society than either ...
The impact of social anxiety on the occupational participation of third-level students
(NUI Galway, 2015)
[No abstract available]
Chronic administration of amitriptyline differentially alters neuropathic pain-related behaviour in the presence and absence of a depressive-like phenotype
Chronic pain and depression share a complex, reciprocal relationship. Furthermore, in addition to treating depression, antidepressants such as amitriptyline are a first-line treatment for chronic pain conditions, indicating ...
Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots
[No abstract available]
The perceptions of people with dementia on robot companions and their potential to reduce loneliness and isolation
Introduction & background: Many people with dementia experience social exclusion, loneliness and isolation which contribute to further cognitive decline. The use of ICT solutions to combat isolation and loneliness in people ...