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The study aimed to investigate the effects of bimodal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) on psychopathological symptoms, insight, psychosocial functioning, neurocognitive function and heart rate variability (HRV) in schizophrenia patients
This study assessed the influence of a reduction of the palate extension of a custom-made mouthguard on the degree of satisfaction of elite water polo players. Eighteen water polo players wore a custom-made conventional mouthguard or a reduced palate extension mouthguard during the training sessions and for competing for two weeks. The sequence was randomized to obtain one-half of the participants started the first week wearing the conventional mouthguard, and the other half wearing the shortened mouthguard. The participants rated the degree of discomfort in reference to speech, breathing, swallowing, nauseas/vomiting, pressure/pain, loosening, aesthetics, and athletic performance, in a 10-point scale, considering 0 no discomfort and 10 maximum discomfort. After each session, players also rated the perception of protection and the degree of satisfaction in a 10-point scale, considering 0 no protection/satisfaction and 10 maximum protection/satisfaction.
This study aims to explore the impacts of CHD and its limitations on adolescents and the living experience of adolescents living with CHD. Hong Kong Chinese adolescents with CHD are having reduced psychological well-being and quality of life than their healthy counterparts. Qualitative study is therefore needed to explore how CHD may impact on the adolescents' psychological well-being and quality of life.
Background Fibromyalgia is a pathology characterised by chronic pain that harms people's quality of life. This pathology requires an MRT that combines pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Currently, FPAs are important to society not only by offering activities that improve fibromyalgia symptomatology but also by increasing public awareness of the disease. The present study compares the effectiveness of a multimodal rehabilitation treatment (MRT) with that of the activities of a fibromyalgia patient association (FPA), and identifies the patient characteristics that can interfere with the success of interventions. Methods The quasi-experimental study selected forty-six older adults with fibromyalgia. The intervention group (n = 23) received pharmacological treatment, physical exercise, education, psychological therapies and Caycedian sophrology, while the control group (n = 23) carried out group psychological sessions and handicraft-based activities. Data collection included sociodemographic measures and responses to the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Participants were assessed pre- and post-intervention.
The main objective of the clinical trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of two home ergonomics programmes, by reference to a control group, on functional capacity and quality of life in post-stroke patients.
This study aimed to compare experiences between adult patients receiving clear aligners and fixed appliances during the initial stage of orthodontic treatments.
To determine if a 12-week physical exercise program (12-WPEP), after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with different left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) might improve the health-related quality of life (HRQOL).
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a specific, protocol-based group music therapy intervention, relative to a verbal discussion activity. The study will examine the impact of the specified music therapy intervention on: (1) affective outcomes, (2) social engagement behaviors, and (3) observed quality of life of persons with ADRD. This study will use a within-subjects randomized crossover design involving N=30 persons with ADRD from nursing homes to examine two levels of independent variable: singing-based music therapy and verbal discussion. Both conditions will be held in small groups of 3-6 participants. Nursing homes will be randomly assigned to an intervention sequence in a counterbalanced order (either music therapy first or verbal discussion first), and participants serve as their own controls. Each condition will occur three times per week for two consecutive weeks (6 sessions per treatment). Each session lasts for 25 minutes in the afternoon. A 2-week "wash-out" period (i.e., usual treatment) will occur between conditions. Participants will remain with their assigned small group for all study activities (i.e., music therapy, verbal discussion). Board-certified music therapists (i.e., MT-BC) will lead both conditions and will complete systematic training to ensure these conditions are implemented as intended, following a manualized protocol. An independent auditor will conduct random checks to ensure the music therapists are implementing the conditions as stipulated in the protocol. Data takers will complete systematic, manualized training to ensure reliable data collection.
1. Understanding the smoking change patterns among the newly diagnosis lung cancer patients after cancer diagnosis. 2. Explore the related factors of the smoking change patterns. 3. The type of smoking trajectory impact on survival and quality of life.
1. To compare the effectiveness of Prapchompoothaweep crude drug at 3,000 mg per day and Loratadine 10 mg per day for treatment in Allergic Rhinitis patients. (Clinical Trial Phase II) 2. To evaluate the safety and adverse effect of Prapchompoothaweep crude drug at 3,000 mg and Loratadine 10 mg for Allergic Rhinitis patients.