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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG
Collaborative practice improvement for childhood obesity in rural clinics: the Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP).
The authors assessed the impact of participation in a virtual quality improvement (QI) learning network on adherence to clinical guidelines for childhood obesity prevention in rural clinics. They found that children who received care from clinicians who led the implementation of the intervention at their clinic showed significant improvements in nutrition and physical activity. Virtual QI learning networks in geographically dispersed clinics can significantly increase clinicians' adherence to guidelines for childhood obesity and improve access to recommended care for rural and underserved children.
Citation: Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG . Collaborative practice improvement for childhood obesity in rural clinics: the Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP). Am J Med Qual 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):467-75. doi: 10.1177/1062860613506252.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Evidence-Based Practice, Health Information Technology (HIT), Lifestyle Changes, Nutrition, Obesity, Prevention, Quality Improvement, Rural Health, Telehealth
Kealey E, Scholle SH, Byron SC
Quality concerns in antipsychotic prescribing for youth: a review of treatment guidelines.
The authors reviewed treatment guidelines relevant to 7 quality concepts for appropriate use and management of youth on antipsychotics.They found that all 7 quality concepts were strongly endorsed by 1 or more guidelines, and 2 or more guidelines assigned their highest strength of recommendation ratings to 6 of the 7 concepts. Two guidelines rated evidence, providing high strength of evidence for 2 quality concepts.
Citation: Kealey E, Scholle SH, Byron SC . Quality concerns in antipsychotic prescribing for youth: a review of treatment guidelines. Acad Pediatr 2014 Sep-Oct;14(5 Suppl):S68-75. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.05.009.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Children/Adolescents, Guidelines, Quality of Care, Medication
Agwu AL, Neptune A, Voss C
CD4 counts of nonperinatally HIV-infected youth and young adults presenting for HIV care between 2002 and 2010.
This study of nonperinatally HIV-infected 12- to 24-year-olds presenting for care at HIV Research Network (HIVRN) sites between 2002 and 2010 sought to determine if fewer nPHIV–infected youth are presenting for care at lower CD4 counts. It found that the proportion of nPHIV-infected youth presenting to HIVRN sites with a CD4 count less than 350 cells/mm3 remained essentially unchanged between 2002 and 2010.
Citation: Agwu AL, Neptune A, Voss C . CD4 counts of nonperinatally HIV-infected youth and young adults presenting for HIV care between 2002 and 2010. JAMA Pediatr 2014 Apr;168(4):381-3. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4531..
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Children/Adolescents, Evidence-Based Practice