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Day 2 :

  • Pediatrics Healthcare
Speaker
Biography:

Catherine Chang completed her undergraduate training at Columbia University and received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is currently a 5th year plastic surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania.

Abstract:

Despite reported success of early nonsurgical splinting of congenital ear deformities, the technique has not been widely utilized due to difficulty with application and positional maintenance of these devices. Delay in treatment can result in unnecessary surgery for the child later in life. We present a simplified system that can be applied in 3 steps. A presized Velcro strip designed to follow the curvature of the auricle is affixed to the scalp. Conformers with preattached Velcro are positioned along the helical rim as desired. The entire construct is sealed into place by application of polysiloxane gel. A total of 33 ear deformities were treated. Mean age at application was 31.2 days; mean duration of therapy 3.85 weeks. There were 0 cases of skin or cartilage damage. 92.3% of ears achieved significant improvement and normalization of their ears following therapy. Though ideal for treatment in infants less than 10 days old, in our series, over 90% of infants had good correction despite delayed treatment. This device allows for a more straightforward and individualized application than current products available. Our hope is that practitioners involved early in the infant’s care will utilize this technology resulting in improved outcomes and avoiding unnecessary surgery.

Shu Yu

National Yang-Ming University School of Nursing, Tapei 112, Taiwan

Title: Nurses Perceived Emotional Labour , Safety Climate, and Their Relationships with Health Status
Speaker
Biography:

Shu Yu has completed her PhD in 1996 from National Taiwan University School of Public Health. She is a professor and the dean of School of nursing, National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. Hui-yu Liang is the director of Nursing Department, National Yang-Ming University Hospital. Besides, she is a PhD candidate of National Yang-Ming University School of Nursing now. Both of them have published many parpers in scienciftic journals and international conferences.

Abstract:

Job pressure has been explored in previous studies. However there is a room to understand nurses’ emotional labour and safety climate. The aim of this study was to examine nurse’s perceived emotional labour and safety climate in hospital, and then their relationships with health status. We adopted a cross-sectional study using a questionnaire to collect data. A purposive randomly selected sample, 445 full-time nurses participated in this study. We found that nurses had a moderate level of emotional labour (92.29 27.19; total scores ranging 26-156) and safety climate (106.94 12.52; total scares ranging from 60 to 146). Overall, emotional labour had no significant correlation with health status, whereas safety climate revealed a significant correlation with health status. Among three dimensions of emotional labour, only controlling negative emotion revealed a significant correlation with health status. Among six dimensions of safety climate, except working conditions, the other five dimensions (including team work climate, safety climate, job satisfaction, stress recognition, and perceptions of management) revealed significant correlation with health status. Our study supported that safety climate is a key factor for nurses’ health status whereas the influence from emotional labour is not so significant except controlling negative emotion. Health care organizations and administrators should pay more attention in building a better climate, increasing job satisfaction, improving stress management skill, and adopting a humanistic management to increase safety climate. Encouraging nurses adopt more effective strategies to handle their negative emotion and expressing positive emotions are also recommended.

Speaker
Biography:

Alexandra De Almeida Vicente has completed her Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and her Master of Science (Applied) in Nursing from McGill University, Ingram School of Nursing. She has held several nursing practice roles in several pediatric specialties, namely oncology, medical, surgical and orthopedic field. She has been involved in teaching at the undergraduate level of study in nursing at McGill University. She is currently a care coordinator at the ambulatory care services as well as a an active member of the nursing and multidisciplinary counsel at the Shriner Hospitals for Children, Canada. Her interests are the nursing workforce and health care management.

Abstract:

Experienced pediatric nurses caring for increasingly sick and vulnerable children on medical and surgical units may be at particular risk for work-related stress. In view of their positive impact on quality of care, and the fact that they are particularly difficult to retain, it is imperative to understand the work-related stressors these nurses encounter in order to develop effective organizational interventions to minimize stressors and promote retention. The purpose of the study was to explore experienced pediatric nurses’ perceptions of work-related stressors in medical and surgical units. The study was conducted in a quaternary care pediatric hospital in Montreal, Canada. Qualitative descriptive design was chosen with semi-structured interviews. Eligible participants were nurses recognized as experienced by the nursing leadership team as reflected by having been ‘in charge’ of the unit, or having trained junior staff, and who had been practicing full-time for three years or more on a general medical or surgical pediatric unit. Purposive sampling was used, and nurses recruited until data saturation was reached (n = 12). The study findings reveal that nurses described a strong sense of responsibility for providing excellent patient care, and identified stressor that negatively impacted their ability to do so. Stressors are reflected in three themes: (1) “The kids are getting sicker and sicker”: Difficulty ensuring excellent patient care to an increasingly vulnerable population, (2) Feeling powerless to provide quality care, and (3) Being a “Jack-of-all-trades”: Struggling with competing demands. In conclusion, experienced pediatric nurses felt powerless to provide quality care to an increasingly acute and vulnerable population. Dealing with multiple and diverse responsibilities, and limited resources and support, were important stressors.

  • Women Healthcare
Speaker
Biography:

Alice Mary Kelly-Tobin is board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and professor of nursing at Suffolk County Community College. Dr Tobin earned her PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professional interests include quantitative research, aging, quality of life, medico-legal and ethical issues, student engagement. Primary teaching areas include care of adults in acute medical-surgical care, physical rehabilitation and chronic care and acute behavioral health care settings. Proposed works include a study of hope and HRQoL of US military veterans.

Abstract:

Heart disease is the number one cause of death and leading cause of disability in adults in the United States and worldwide. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of heart disease with heart attack as its acute manifestation. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional concept of self-perception of physical, emotional health, and overall sense of well-being. Hope, an inner process focusing on maintaining physical and mental well-being, is considered necessary for survival of chronic illnesses. Method: Women age 65 and older who have had heart attacks (N=91) volunteered to participate in this quantitative non-experimental correlational study. The following instruments were used demographic questionnaire, SF12 (HRQoL), HHI (Hope). Findings: Marital status was related to HHI scores, t(90) = -2.70, p = .041, with married participants having greater mean score (40.87) compared to singles (38.39). General Health, r(89) = .244, p = .02; Mental Health, r(89) = .352, p = .001; Vitality, r(89) = .221, p = .035; Social Functioning, r(89) = .333, p = .001 and Role Emotion , r(89) = .223, p = .034 correlated with HHI. Marital Status , t(89) = 2.07, p = .041 and Mental Health, t(88) = 3.40, p = .001, best predicted the HHI and explained an adjusted total of 13.8% of variance in HHI scores, R = .397, F(1,88) = 8.21, p = .001. Relationship between HRQoL and HHI revealed significant findings pertaining to age and ethnicity. Cronbach's alpha: HHI (α=.838) and SF 12 (α=.822).

  • Fitness

Session Introduction

Khloud Banihani

Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Title: Faculty wellness in Saudi Arabia Universities
Speaker
Biography:

Dr. Khloud has completed her PhD in physical education from the University of Jordan with very good rating. In 2011 she joined Effat University in Saudi Arabia as an assistant professor in general education department. She teaches fitness and wellness courses in the university. Her doctoral dissertation was on Human resource management and its relationship to knowledge management in Physical Education Faculties in formal Jordanian Universities. She had recently published a paper related to the effect of Environmental Factors on the Nutritional Behaviors & Physical Activities for Effat University Students in Saudi Arabia.

Abstract:

Advanced in technology affected both positively and negatively on a person’s life which need more attention to the lifestyle that people become live. Universities as well have been affected by the advanced in technology and the speed life pattern which force them to enhance their performance and do their best to be one of the university leaders in Saudi Arabia and the other similar universities among the world. In the same context, faculty member's lifestyle and health have been also affected by the advance technology is spite of their knowledge and how to stay healthy. The reason may be attributed to the daily workload which reduced their control of their lives This study aims to investigate to what limit the faculty in the universities are aware of their wellness and to what limit the faculty implement the healthy lifestyle and wellness. This study will be applied to the universities in Jeddah/ Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Two questionnaires will be used to measure the awareness and the implementations of the wellness and healthy lifestyle. The researcher expects that the faculty don’t apply their wellness knowledge in their lives.

Immacula Cann

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

Title: Assessing for Presenteeism and Interest in
Speaker
Biography:

Immacula Cann has been a registered nurse for twenty two years. Immacula is a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Department of Mental Health and Addictions in Connecticut. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Master's Degree in Health Science/Education and Board Certified Mental Health/Psychiatric nurse. She is in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Northeastern University. Immacula feels that she has a responsibility not only to herself, her family, her employer and community, but also to her profession and its potential to improve the health and well-being for all aspects of society.

Abstract:

A strong correlation between stress and impairments of the human body, both mental and physical has been reported (Barrington, et al., 2012). The concept of Presenteeism may be a manifestation of stress. Brown, et al. (2011), defined presenteeism as "being on the job but performing below par" (decreased productivity) due to poor mental and physical health symptoms. A study by Callen, et al. (2013), found that unresolved psychological and physical stress can result in an increased prevalence of presenteeism - employees are physically present, but due to emotional and/or physical problems, they are distracted and work productivity is decreased. Brown, et al.(2011), Merrill, et al. (2012), and Chen, et al. (2015), stated physical fitness programs alone serve as effective interventions for alleviating symptoms of presenteeism. In addition, the Mayo Clinic (2015), has indicated that mental or physical fitness programs are effective interventions for managing and controlling human stress (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/exercise-and-stress/art-20044469. This quantitative and exploratory, descriptive research study will utilize a web-based survey hosted by Survey Monkey to answer two specific research questions: (1) does presenteeism exist in this population, (2) does the study population exhibit an interest in a stress reduction fitness program such as "One Body. Received IRB approvals. Data collection in progress and research results are pending. Offering employees a mechanism to manage their stress could alleviate the symptoms that underlie presenteeism, improve the quality of an individual’s experience within the working environment, and may lead to increased employee productivity.

Speaker
Biography:

Dr. Victor Romano holds a EdD with a concentration in wellness. He also holds a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion, and a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports studies. In addition, Dr. Romano has multiple certifications in the wellness and fitness. Dr. Romano has more than ten years of experience managing and developing wellness programs for private businesses and nonprofit organizations. He currently is the Director of the JCSU HealthPlex and Adjunct Professor at Johnson C. Smith University. He has presented at more than 15 regional, national, and international conferences in the area campus and community wellness.

Abstract:

Over the last three decades obesity has doubled with the highest numbers seen in African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Minorities and low-income children are disproportionately affected by childhood obesity when compared to Caucasian children. The ACT NOW! Creating Healthier Lifestyles for Tomorrow’s Leaders project is designed to address chronic health issues predominantly in African Americans and Hispanics communites to provide a nutrition and physical activity based intervention that will have an overall positive impact on participants’ eating habits, physical activity levels, and health literacy. ACT NOW! incorporates aspects of JCSU’s established Seed to Feed: A Youth Sustainable Food Project which has been shown to decrease junk food consumption by 34.10%, 70.3% increase in participants who helped prepared a meals at home, and 196.52% increase in common gardening knowledge. ACT NOW will integrate the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) Operation FitKids Curriculum and Seed to Feed and developed a comprehensive curriculum that integrates health-based curriculum in public, private and charter schools. The Operational FitKids Curriculum is designed to promote youth fitness in schools through physical education and activity. ACT NOW! caters to a large population of African Americans and Hispanics through school curriculum integration in the areas of health and science in Title I schools.

Speaker
Biography:

Mr. Mustafa Ali Khan is working as an associate Professor in Aga University and Health and Fitness expert at Club M (UAE REPs certified Trainer)

Abstract:

In today’s arena it is still a matter of debate whether functional training (FT) versus traditional training (TT) is beneficial for health outcome likewise cardiac wellness, prevention of obesity and prevention of diabetes. The diseases will be prevented through muscle strengthening, and conditioning with the help of exercises. FT defined as performing of exercises that promote the function of joints that require stabilization are different from exercises that promote the function of joints that strive for mobility. The primary function of certain muscles and muscle groups is stabilization. FT training for those muscles involves training them to be better stabilizers, often by performing simple exercises through small ranges of motion. However, TT defined as through traditional strength training techniques, which are more common among average workout enthusiasts at individual muscle. Literature have been identified that there is a difference on fitness, postures, physiological, and body composition changes. Therefore, there was a need to conduct an explorative qualitative study to identify the perceptions of the trainer and the clients who have been exposing to traditional and functional training. Total of five trainers and 10 clients were interviewed by the investigators, using open ended questionnaire. Each interview was conducted for at least 20-30mins after verbal consent was taken. The content analysis strategy was performed to code the words and sentences. Later the codes were merged together to develop the categories and theme. There were two themes identified fitness outcome and health outcome. Fitness outcome identified eight categories likewise Strength of Muscle, body age, etc and health outcome identified four categories likewise body composition, etc. It was identified that overall both types of training are effective with different outcomes but dependent of the age, gender, occupation and past history of injury or diseases of the person. However, as a general fitness FT is best for almost all the individuals. We recommend that FT should be promoted, by having competent trainers and awareness among the general population.

  • Family Care

Session Introduction

Kouanda Mohmed Hamdy

Advisor to the health program,Bornefonden

Title: Santé Familliale/La malnutrition un conflit dans les familles au Burkina faso
Speaker
Biography:

Kouanda Mohme Hamdy has completed his Masters in epidemiology and public health at the age of 30 years from Public Health National School and Science of health and population. I am currently an advisor to the health program Bornefonden, I did 11 publications in the field of HIV, adherence to medical assistance within families, the information management of communicable diseases in health center.

Abstract:

Malnutrition constitutes a taboo topic within households in Burkina Faso. The sociological and anthropological apprehension of this disease is a source of conflicts in families. Traditionally, the notion of malnutrition refers to a situation of destitution of the householder or the whole family. Therefore anthropological researches on the disease (Socio-anthropological study AFD-Sahel Sahel) Programmeand evaluations of the barriers (SQUEAC 2013,2014 au Burkina faso,SLEAC 2015) of malnutrition show a close relationship between the traditional perception of malnutrition and the making of decision on care to people affected by malnutrition. The nutritional situation is a major concern throughout the country, the prevalence rate in certain regions remains higher than the severity threshold of 10% defined by the WHO despite a decline of the MAG observed nationally over the 2003-2013 period (19% versus 8,2%) (Sources: EDS, 2003/ENU 2013). In such a context, a comparative research between the health districts of Sapouy and Kombissiri in Burkina Faso with a sample of 800 households and about 6,400 people led to the establishment of the following relationships: 63% of people affected by malnutrition have no access to adequate health care because people (families) who should make decisions do not know malnutrition. 4/10 women are in conflict with their husbands because of men’s perception on malnutrition 23% of deaths from malnutrition is attributable to a conflict with the family over resorting to health care. Malnutrition within a household increases the vulnerability of women and children to the disease Health programs for women and children should systematically involve the management of conflicts related to malnutrition. Nutrition projects and programs should ensure that the communities have a sound knowledge of the definition of malnutrition cases based on ethnic groups, family structures and community organization prior to any intervention.