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  • The Risk Factors For Coronary Heart Disease

    (AIHW, 2010). Furthermore, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013) observed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were twice as likely to suffer from circulatory disease, including CHD; as illustrated in Figure 4, CHD was highly prevalent in Indigenous Australians in comparison to non-Indigenous Australians for all age categories, except “55 and over” (ABS, 2013). As highlighted by Gray, Brown and Thompson (2012) the disparity ten years ago, where Indigenous Australians were only 1.5 times likely to develop CHD; thus, signifying that the socioeconomic disparity between both groups has impacted the risk of Ischemic disease (Gray, Brown and Thompson, 2012). In order to address this, the Centre of Research Excellence explores the epidemiological effect of CHD, via the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration (KVC) project, within Indigenous populations (Huffman and Galloway, 2010). Established in 2005, the program itself aims to: identify barriers to care, collaborate with community-based primary health services, develop health programs to meet Indigenous patients’ needs and influence governmental policies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of chronic diseases, such as CHD (KVC, 2015). Peiris et al. (2012) verified that in an audit undertaken by the organisation, the inaccuracy of being misdiagnosed of a chronic vascular disease (predominantly including CHD) in medical institutions across Australia was 56%; hence, demonstrating the…

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  • Falls And Fall Prevention In Health Care: A Case Study

    Key words used are: falls, systemic review, and aged. Inclusion criteria for randomized control trials (RCTs) are: 60 years or over participants or with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other medical condition, living in community, hospitals, or care homes, and comparison of multiple intervention from single, multifactorial, or no intervention. The authors used the NHS Centre for Review and Dissemination protocol that is located at the Peninsula Collaboration for Applied Research and Care…

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  • Social Inequalities In Health

    There are associations between the materialistic/structural explanation and the cultural behavioural explanation. The cultural explanation suggests that the social distribution of poor health is linked to differences in individual behaviours and to different groups’ attitudes towards their health (Daykin, 2001). The Stroke Foundation of NZ (2010) suggests that people who are subject to a greater degree of disadvantage were estimated to have about a 60% increased risk of stroke when compared with…

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  • Risk Factors For Coronary Heart Disease

    between 1968 and 2011 [4]. More specifically, the decline in the mortality rate occurred in the late 1960s, where these changes were most evident in males and females aged 55-64 and 65-74 years, respectively [5]. Figures 3 and 4 (Page 2) show that the mortality rate in men aged 35-44 and 45-54 years declined at a decreasing rate, in contrast to older men, where the mortality rate had increased [5]. In women, however, the rate of overall decline had only been hindered in the 45-54 age category,…

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  • Sample Of A Qualitative Research Essay

    clear data organization. The rational ratio is a good way to classify the data it is clear and easy to read. the population was a good amount. What are the weaknesses of the methods that were used? Be sure to consider the population, measurement and statistical methods. Although the relative risk is a good to interpret date but it limits the number of audience who are can comprehend this article. Not everyone has the ability to read the RR. The study Population decreases and is not…

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  • Intervention Group Case Study

    According to graph, the survival curve of intervention group is above the survival curve of control group, which means, the higher rate of myocardial infarct in the control group. Thus, the intervention group has the better survival than control group.The hazard ratio is 0.57 (95% CI 0.35 to 0.87) Intervention the term intervention[T.Intervention] to the left of the results indicates that intervention=1 is the numerator of the hazard ratio. In this case, the hazard ratio is 0.57 which indicates…

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  • Statistics In Healthcare

    countries, it is scientific research, rather than rich natural resources that have a direct impact on economy and development”. (Samir Al-Adawi, 2015) One must not take for granted that when an article or journal is published, the statistical methods that have been used are correct. “Unscrupulous medical research not only halts the progress of medical knowledge, but also creates unanticipated consequences. For example, this has vividly occurred in the case of concurrent data and the association…

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  • Stephen Jay Gould's Essay 'The Median Isn' T The Message

    In his essay, The Median Isn’t the Message, Stephan Jay Gould shows that the median will not always present the most accurate results in statistics. This premise is further discussed throughout his essay while his research and beliefs expand as well. In July of 1982, Gould was diagnosed with an early stage of abdominal mesothelioma, and soon went into surgery. Once he recovered from his surgery, he began his research on his cancer, the chances of survival, and the statistical methods used in…

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  • Diabetic Self-Care Model

    PICOT For nurses at the Clinica Las Mercedes caring for adult Hispanic diabetic patients does the implementation of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) with Diabetic Self-management Education (DSME) program lead to improved diabetes management and self-care knowledge in eight weeks? 1. Sample The study will be conducted in a major primary care facility, which is chosen based on convenience. All the registered nurses in the hospital’s medical and surgical wards comprise the target population. The study…

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  • Army SHARP Scenarios

    Marshall, and the unit’s chain of command. The SARC compiles all reported incidents into a database and routinally analyzes the reports in order to identify trends, anomolies, etc. Each month, the BCT commander chairs a SHARP meeting where the SARC and all subordinate command teams (battalion commanders and sergeant majors) attend. Within the SHARP meeting, the SARC presents reporting statistics (for the last month) and offers his analysis to the…

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