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Councill, Tracy Dee; Ramsey, Kristin – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2019
This viewpoint describes the case of a 4-year-old boy's journey in art therapy after his cancer had returned, which despite surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, ultimately claimed his life. The patient and his family participated in art therapy over the course of 18 months. As an integrated, palliative component of treatment, art therapy helped…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Health Services, Terminal Illness, Cancer
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Brackney, Dana E.; Brooks, Jessica L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
This systematic review examines the effectiveness of Mozart's music in decreasing seizures in children with epilepsy (Mozart Effect) using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice rating scale©. A search for articles with "Mozart Effect," "child*," and "epilepsy" was conducted in CINAHL Complete, Science…
Descriptors: Medicine, Music Therapy, Epilepsy, Seizures
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Pereira, Valerie J.; Sell, Debbie; Tuomainen, Jyrki – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Abnormal facial growth is a well-known sequelae of cleft lip and palate (CLP) resulting in maxillary retrusion and a class III malocclusion. In 10-50% of cases, surgical correction involving advancement of the maxilla typically by osteotomy methods is required and normally undertaken in adolescence when facial growth is complete.…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Surgery, Speech, Outcomes of Treatment
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Dao, Tam K.; Chu, Danny; Springer, Justin; Hiatt, Emily; Nguyen, Quang – Journal of Rural Health, 2010
Purpose: To examine the relationships between depression, geographic status, and clinical outcomes following a coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Methods: Using the 2004 Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, we identified 63,061 discharge records of patients who underwent a primary CABG surgery (urban 57,247 and rural 5,814). We…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Outcomes of Treatment, Mortality Rate, Surgery
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Montgomery, Guy H.; Hallquist, Michael N.; Schnur, Julie B.; David, Daniel; Silverstein, Jeffrey H.; Bovbjerg, Dana H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: The present study was designed to test the hypotheses that response expectancies and emotional distress mediate the effects of an empirically validated presurgical hypnosis intervention on postsurgical side effects (i.e., pain, nausea, and fatigue). Method: Women (n = 200) undergoing breast-conserving surgery (mean age = 48.50 years;…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Fatigue (Biology), Intervention, Structural Equation Models
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Vranceanu, Ana-Maria.; Ring, David; Kulich, Ronald; Zhao, Meijuan; Cowan, James; Safren, Steven – Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2008
Cognitive behavioral therapists may have a unique and growing role in orthopedics departments. In helping patients cope with pain, particularly where there is no specific biomedical treatment or cure, cognitive behavioral practitioners can help prevent, early on, the transition from an acute pain complaint to a costly, disabling, and interfering…
Descriptors: Pain, Quality of Life, Surgery, Pathology
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Nazzal, Mahmoud I.; Bashaireh, Khaldoon H.; Alomari, Mahmoud A.; Nazzal, Mohammad S.; Maayah, Mikhled F.; Mesmar, Mohammad – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The aim of this study was to examine patient satisfaction with rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Fifty-six patients, aged 45-77 years, were enrolled in a post-TKA comprehensive therapy program focusing on knee strengthening and functional activities. The program lasted 3 months and was conducted for 1 h, twice a day, 5 days per…
Descriptors: Surgery, Patients, Satisfaction, Rehabilitation
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Guilford, Kendra; McKinley, Erin; Turner, Lori – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among US women, causes severe physiological problems, including treatment outcomes of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It results in severe psychological suffering, including anxiety, depression, and disfigurement. One out of every 8 American women will develop breast cancer…
Descriptors: Cancer, Females, Knowledge Level, Questionnaires
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Hines, Robert B.; Markossian, Talar W. – Journal of Rural Health, 2012
Purpose: Disparities in health outcomes due to a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) have been reported for a number of demographic groups. This study was conducted to examine the outcomes of late-stage diagnosis, treatment, and cancer-related death according to race and geographic residency status (rural vs urban). Methods: This study utilized…
Descriptors: Investigations, Cancer, Surgery, Identification
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Cooke, C. A.; Frazer, D. G.; Jackson, A. J. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2006
Background: Intraocular surgery in patients with intellectual disability can be hazardous. Our aim was to determine the outcomes of surgery on all such patients seen in a consultant-led service, and to assess the overall risks and benefits. Materials and Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients with moderate to severe intellectual…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Visual Acuity
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Karlsson, Fredrik; Olofsson, Katarina; Blomstedt, Patric; Linder, Jan; van Doorn, Jan – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the caudal zona incerta (cZi) pitch characteristics of connected speech in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Method: The authors evaluated 16 patients preoperatively and 12 months after DBS surgery. Eight…
Descriptors: Diseases, Surgery, Brain, Stimulation
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Perry, Alison; Casey, Erica; Cotton, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Quality of life (QoL) is an important construct when assessing treatment outcomes. Aims: To examine the relative contributions of functioning, psychological well-being and self-efficacy on self-perceived QoL with a sample of total laryngectomy patients in Australia who had surgery for advanced laryngeal cancer. Methods &…
Descriptors: Surgery, Cancer, Human Body, Quality of Life
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Evans, Eryl; Carding, Paul; Drinnan, Michael – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Surgical treatment for advanced laryngeal cancer involves complete removal of the larynx ("laryngectomy") and initial total loss of voice. Post-laryngectomy rehabilitation involves implementation of different means of "voicing" for these patients wherever possible. There is little information about laryngectomees'…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Quality of Life, Cancer, Disabilities
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Cimolin, Veronica; Galli, Manuela; Vimercati, Sara Laura; Albertini, Giorgio – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
Gait analysis (GA) is widely used for clinical evaluations and it is recognized as a central element in the quantitative evaluation of gait, in the planning of treatments and in the pre vs. post intervention evaluations in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Otherwise, GA produces a large volume of data and there is the clinical need to provide…
Descriptors: Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Cerebral Palsy, Children
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Soper, Janet – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2006
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that create the sensation of hearing in those who cannot obtain any benefit from conventional hearing aids. This article examines the experience of cochlear implantation in a select group of individuals with acquired deafblindness, focusing on three key themes: access to communication, information and…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Assistive Technology, Deaf Blind, Access to Information
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