A multi-level perspective on perceived unmet needs for home support in home-dwelling older adults in the Swiss context: a secondary data analysis of a population studyMaria Jose Mendieta, Sabina M De Geest, Geert Goderis, Olivia Yip, Mieke Deschodt & Suzanne Dhaini
Abstract Background Unmet needs for home support occur when any support services perceived by older people as needed are not being received. Not meeting these needs can negatively impact older adults’ quality of life, and increase health care utilization, hospitalizations, institutionalizations, or death. To date there is no consensus in how to define and assess these unmet needs. In parallel, previous research of factors associated with unmet needs for home support has mostly focused on...
Patient variability in the blood-stage dynamics of Plasmodium falciparum captured by clustering historical dataThiery Masserey, Melissa A. Penny & Tamsin E. Lee
Abstract Background Mathematical models provide an understanding of the dynamics of a Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage infection (within-host models), and can predict the impact of control strategies that affect the blood-stage of malaria. However, the dynamics of P. falciparum blood-stage infections are highly variable between individuals. Within-host models use different techniques to capture this inter-individual variation. This struggle may be unnecessary because patients can be clustered according to similar key within-host dynamics. This study aimed to...
Dietary diversity in primary schoolchildren of south-central Côte d’Ivoire and risk factors for non-communicable diseasesSylvain G. Traoré, Kouadio B. Kouassi, Jean T. Coulibaly, Johanna Beckmann, Bomey C. Gba, Christin Lang, Kurt Z. Long, Daouda Dao, Markus Gerber, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Uwe Pühse, Jürg Utzinger & Bassirou Bonfoh
Abstract Background A balanced nutrition is important for children’s physical and cognitive development; yet, remains a challenge in many parts of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Early detection of nutritional deficiency and metabolic syndrome in school-aged children is necessary to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in later life. This study aimed at obtaining baseline data on health, nutritional status, and metabolic markers of NCDs among primary schoolchildren in Côte d’Ivoire. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted...
The global burden of cerebral small vessel disease in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysisBonnie Yin Ka Lam, Yuan Cai, Rufus Akinyemi, Geert Jan Biessels, Hilde van den Brink, Christopher Chen, Chin Wai Cheung, King Ngai Chow, Henry Kwun Hang Chung, Marco Duering, Siu Ting Fu, Deborah Gustafson, Saima Hilal, Vincent Ming Ho Hui, Rajesh Kalaria, SangYun Kim, Maggie Li Man Lam, Frank Erik de Leeuw, Ami Sin Man Li, Hugh Stephen Markus, Anna Marseglia, Huijing Zheng, John O’Brien, Leonardo Pantoni, Perminder Singh Sachdev … & Vincent Chung Tong Mok
Background:Cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) is a major cause of stroke and dementia. Previous studies on the prevalence of cSVD are mostly based on single geographically defined cohorts in high-income countries. Studies investigating the prevalence of cSVD in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are expanding but have not been systematically assessed.Aim:This study aims to systematically review the prevalence of cSVD in LMICs.Results:Articles were searched from the Ovid MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from 1 January 2000...
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