Perceived Social Isolation and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure
Abstract Background: Perceived social isolation has been shown to have a negative impact on health outcomes, particularly among older adults. However, these relationships have not been fully examined among patients with...Full Article
The effects of grounding (earthing) on bodyworkers’ pain and overall quality of life: A randomized controlled trial.
Background It is well known that massage therapists routinely develop a number of health problems related to their profession. Purpose To determine the effects of grounding on massage therapists’ quality...Full Article
PROMIS Fatigue Item Bank had Clinical Validity across Diverse Chronic Conditions.
Abstract Objective To evaluate the comparability and responsiveness of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) fatigue item bank across six chronic conditions. Study Design and Setting Individuals (n = 1,430) with chronic...Full Article
Improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of working memory training.
Abstract Introduction Executive function (EF) impairments are among the most prevalent neurodevelopmental morbidities in youth with congenital heart disease (CHD). To date, no studies have investigated the efficacy of cognitive...Full Article
Device-detected congestion is associated with worse patient-reported outcomes in heart failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Congestion is a common cause of symptoms in heart failure (HF). Yet, intrathoracic impedance, an objective marker of cardiopulmonary congestion, has not been examined in relation to HF...Full Article