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The final outcome of the PoW process can be conceived as regained, retained or enhanced QoL of the client. QoL should be a central concern for researchers and practitioners working in the area of LTC. However, research on the QoL of frail older people has been surprisingly limited. Considerable attention has been given to issues of health-related QoL (Bowling, 1995, 2004), for example in respect to particular illnesses or conditions (e.g. Bordereau, Szalai, Ennis, Leszcz, Speca, & Sela, 2003 Carod-Artal, Egido, Gonz lez, & Varela de Seijas, 2000 Hays, Cunningham, Sherbourne, Wilson, Wu, & Clearly, 2000). Attention has been given to QoL for people, especially the elderly, who are suffering from chronic, long-term conditions, such as congestive heart failure, stroke and arthritis. Rather less attention has been given to older people who are described as frail , or who experience multiple low-level conditions that have an influence on their QoL. Many of these people are dependent on the...
A key issue is the extent to which measurement of service performance is relevant to the people who receive care. As Baldock and Hadlow (2002) note, there is a wealth of research on quality and effectiveness of care from the managerial perspective, but rarely with more differentiated outcome measures (e.g. beyond costs) and even less measuring how well the care meets the expectations and needs of the clients. In addition, Bowling (1997) raises the same question
Person's metabolism when he or she is suffering from severe thyroid problems is like asking someone to run a race with a bowling ball tied to his or her foot. Hypothyroidism is too complex for you to self-diagnose from a chapter in a book. But the following hypothyroid questionnaire created by Dr. Mary can guide you as to whether you should consult with an endocri-nologist. You may have hypothyroidism if you check off about eight of these symptoms. However, as Dr. Mary points out, a person might only present with one symptom such as depression or low body temperature upon awakening in the morning.
Both groups do a lot of art therapy, relaxation therapy, playing, and talking. They meet twice a month, and I will continue to take them until they ask to stop. I think it has really helped all of them. We also have two teen nights out a year All of the teenagers with cancer get together for an activity such as watching a hockey game or basketball game, or going bowling, to the movies, or out for pizza. They also see each other at our local camp for children surviving cancer (Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do) each year.
To study quality of care (as well as quality of life) in a cross-national research design requires the use of some pre-defined criteria on what is or what is not good quality. This is not easy as on the one hand, quality of care has been defined in many ways, and on the other, the quality of long-term care of older people is weakly defined. Further, the definitions of quality of care from the perspectives of the clients are rare (e.g. Baldock & Hadlow, 2002 Bowling, 1997), and same regards definitions of quality from a multi-professional perspective (Nies & Berman, 2004). Regarding the quality of long-term care of older people, homecare seems to lack quality definitions (e.g. Paljarvi, Rissanen, & Sinkkonen, 2003 Thome, Dykes, & Rahm Hallberg, 2003), more often than nursing care and institutional care (e.g. Ranz, Zwygart-Stauffacher, & Popejoy, 1999).
Current general understanding of QoL emphasises multi-dimensionality (e.g. Skevington, Lofty, & O'Connell, 2004 WHOQOL Group, 1998). However, current theories on QoL have been criticised for failing to fully take into account the role of the conditions of QoL of frail older people (Bowling, 2004 Hughes, 1990). Where research has been carried out, the results suggest
Organizing less structured programs such as vacation social groups, bowling trips, Christmas parties, or inviting local cosmetic companies in for a pamper day may serve to increase self-confidence levels and facilitate the development of peer support networks. In addition, therapy groups such as hydrotherapy or gym groups involving similar others may also serve to facilitate social networks. Careful selection of patients by health professionals may further enhance this process, by considering age, interests, problems, and personalities.
A final important ingredient is collaboration with parents to promote generalization. Weekly therapy in a clinic will do little to change basic deficits of AS-HFA unless there is daily practice and reinforcement of the skills being learned in situations outside the therapy room. Thus, it is very important that you be aware of what your child is learning and that you be taught how to practice the skills or implement specific techniques at home, in the neighborhood, or at school. This may be accomplished partially through homework. It is also important that the therapists or teachers provide explicit opportunities to address the skills outside the group, in more natural settings for the child (for example, in the classroom, park, video arcade, bowling alley, or restaurant), perhaps through community outings. It is important that the teacher or therapist working with your child tell you how and where to
Recreation and leisure activities are usually not done as regularly as fitness activities. Examples include taking a weekend ski trip, hiking, going for an occasional bike ride or walk, bowling, boating, and sleigh riding, among many others. Highlighted below are some enjoyable recreational activities that can be performed by individuals who have various levels of ability. Note that some recreational activities, such as swimming, if done regularly, can improve your fitness level and will most certainly improve your general well being.
Whether HRQoL should be assessed by the patient or by a health professional remains controversial. Many clinicians believe that their own observations are more useful than the patient's views as they provide an objective perspective. However, the subjective view of the patient's own well-being is important and should be viewed as a reliable index of health status. Bowling (1991) reported consensus among health researchers who believed that health outcome should incorporate the patients' perspective, not simply in terms of whether or not a treatment or therapy is successful, but more globally in relation to the patient's perceived mental and physical well-being.
Use designs for helping students visualize the pattern and sequence of multiples. The program Touch Math has posters and designs for each of the multiples. They use the pattern of bowling pins for the multiples of four. Make a poster of this pattern. Make large, laminated colored pins, shuffle them, and have students lay them out on the floor in proper sequence. Play games such as asking a student to hop on the correct circle (bowling pin) to a prompt, Jump to the circle that is 4 x 6. This is also a kinesthetic technique involving body movement.
Limitations in functioning have high impact on QoL of care-dependent persons (Bowling, Banister, Sutton, Evans, & Windsor, 2002). Functional dependency was highest in German clients. Nevertheless, QoL of German long-term care clients was not different from Finland and Sweden. At the same time functional status of Estonian long-term care clients was comparable to Finnish and Swedish samples, but QoL was significantly lower. In the survey of clients in UK, participants had fewer limitations in ADL and IADL than in other countries. Better functional status may at least partly explain better QoL among UK sample. Access to long-term care services may be easier in UK than in other countries and persons with quite low dependency level may be able to get formal care services and also select in which type of care institution to live. Importantly, most UK clients from HC group lived in sheltered housing where the environment was already adapted to the needs of care-dependent persons. Another...
Social capital can be very helpful when you are recovering from cancer. This concept refers to your social network, which goes beyond your family connections and friendships. Harvard professor Robert Putnam defines social capital in his book Bowling Alone as connections among individuals social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trust Loneliness is rampant and the majority of us are bowling alone. Bowling alone Did you know that bowling is the most popular sport in America In 1996, more than 91 million Americans bowled, 25 percent more than voted in the 1998 congressional elections. Bowlers outnumber joggers, skiers, golfers, and soccer players by more than two to one. . . . More Americans are bowling than ever before (an increase in 10 percent from 1980 to 1993). Surprisingly, though, league bowling has plummeted by more than 40 percent during this same time period. If this trend continues, league bowling will vanish in the first decade of this new century. . . . Something is...
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There exists a patented method for chemical removal of hair from animals after stunning (Bowling & Clayton, 1992 Schnell et al., 1995). This multi-step procedure involves application of a sodium sulfide solution, the depilatory chemical, followed by pressurized water spraying of animals to remove hydro-lyzed hair, and then spraying with a neutralizing solution, sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate in combination with hydrogen peroxide, in a washing cabinet (Bowling & Clayton, 1992 Nou et al., 2003). However, sodium sulfide is rapidly converted into hydrogen sulfide, which is an environmental pollutant that may be toxic to humans (Gehring, Dudley, Mazenko, & Marmer, 2006 Marmer & Dudley, 2004, 2005a, 2005b). As an alternative to this method, magnesium peroxide, potassium peroxymonosulfate, sodium percarbonate, alkaline hydrogen peroxide, and potassium cyanate have been evaluated and recommended for use (Gehring et al., 2006 Marmer & Dudley, 2004, 2005a, 2005b). Chemical dehairing was...
As an example of this, consider a patient who presents with lower back ache with some radiation into his right thigh posteriorly as far as the knee. He has no sensory phenomena of pins and needles or numbness and has not noticed any weakness. He states that it has come on for no particular reason but on close questioning he had been rather vigorous in cleaning his car the day before. He is right-handed. He admits to having had similar discomfort after ten pin bowling. He is relieved by lying down, although he feels stiff afterwards. Walking seems to ease the pain, but if he walks for more than 20 minutes, the pain 3. Ten pin bowling involves lifting and quite severe rotation to the left a back that cannot rotate so well to the left may be strained.
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Playing bowling with your friends can help you decide if it is indeed the hobby that you want to invest your time on today. Aside from that, it can help you get a better feel of the sport. More importantly, when you play with your friends, it would become a more fun activity, which you can look forward to each week.