Consumer Satisfaction

Publication Title: 
Meat Science

This review starts by introducing the history and underlying culture of meat production and consumption in Japan since early times, and the effects of social change on these parameters. Meat processing in Japan is described, and certain other related papers are also introduced. Automatic machines for meat cutting have been developed by the Japanese food industry and are currently being used throughout the world, particularly in Europe.

Author(s): 
Sakata, Ryoichi
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Sports Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of two preparatory interventions on one mile run performance in 90 high school long distance runners. METHOD: After participants had completed a one mile baseline run, they were randomly assigned to participate in either one of two interventions (brief yoga exercises, motivational shouting exercises) or a no intervention control condition. Experimental conditions were implemented one week after the baseline run about 20 minutes before a second one mile trial.

Author(s): 
Donohue, B.
Miller, A.
Beisecker, M.
Houser, D.
Valdez, R.
Tiller, S.
Taymar, T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Physical Activity & Health

BACKGROUND: Active video games (exergames) increase energy expenditure (EE) and physical activity (PA) compared with sedentary video gaming. The physiological cost and enjoyment of exergaming in adolescents, and young and older adults has not been documented, nor compared with aerobic exercise. This study compared the physiological cost and enjoyment of exergaming on Wii Fit with aerobic exercise in 3 populations.

Author(s): 
Graves, Lee E. F.
Ridgers, Nicola D.
Williams, Karen
Stratton, Gareth
Atkinson, Greg
Cable, Nigel T.
Publication Title: 
BMC medical education

BACKGROUND: Training in communication skills for health professionals is important, but there are substantial barriers to individual in-person training for practicing clinicians. We evaluated the feasibility and desirability of on-line training and sought suggestions for future courses.

Author(s): 
Kemper, Kathi J.
Foy, Jane M.
Wissow, Larry
Shore, Steve
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory (CAMBI) was developed to provide a comprehensive measure of beliefs believed to differentiate complementary therapy (CT) users from nonusers. The initial evaluation of the CAMBI was based on a relatively homogeneous sample of CT users, which raises questions about its applicability in more generalized samples. This study uses data from a community-based sample of older adults (N=200) to evaluate the utility of the CAMBI in more diverse samples.

Author(s): 
Grzywacz, Joseph G.
Neiberg, Rebecca
Quandt, Sara A.
Lang, Wei
Bell, Ronny A.
Arcury, Thomas A.
Publication Title: 
American journal of health promotion: AJHP

PURPOSE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have endorsed the concept of preconception care (PCC). New tools must be developed to promote PCC. DESIGN: Development and testing of a health information technology system to provide PCC. SETTING: An urban safety net hospital and an urban university. SUBJECTS: Community recruitment of 31 women in focus groups and 15 women participating in observed usability testing; 9 students recruited from the Office of Minority Health Preconception Peer Educators program participated in pilot testing for 2 months.

Author(s): 
Gardiner, Paula
Hempstead, Megan B.
Ring, Lazlo
Bickmore, Timothy
Yinusa-Nyahkoon, Leanne
Tran, Huong
Paasche-Orlow, Michael
Damus, Karla
Jack, Brian
Publication Title: 
The Health Care Supervisor

In summary, consumers desire health care professionals with interpersonal communication skills; with ability to interpret nonverbal communication or body language beyond gross facial gestures; and with effective questioning techniques for taking family histories quickly and accurately yet uncovering some client feelings and life-style difficulties in the process.

Author(s): 
Yura-Petro, H.
Scanelli, B. R.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie

Physiotherapy is well regarded by all patients with diseases of the locomotor system. In a questionnaire aimed at the self-evaluation of "non-proven remedies", we offered hospitalized patients of the Rheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt questions regarding classical forms of physiotherapy. Of 1600 questionnaires distributed, 447 (27.9%) could be counted and analysed.

Author(s): 
Engel, J. M.
Josenhans, G.
Höder, J.
Binzus, G.
Publication Title: 
The Health Care Manager

Alternative and complementary medicine is becoming more popular among consumers and prescribed more by health care professionals. Alternative medicine can be traced back thousands of years, however, it wasn't introduced to the United States until the early 1900s. Alternative medicine encompasses a wide range of therapies including homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, massage and bodywork therapy, meditation, nutritional supplements, and herbal remedies. Understanding the background and benefits of these alternatives is important to all health care professionals.

Author(s): 
Bodane, Carrie
Brownson, Kenneth
Publication Title: 
The Health Care Manager

Alternative and complementary medicine is becoming more popular among consumers and prescribed more by health care professionals. Alternative medicine can be traced back thousands of years, however, it wasn't introduced to the United States until the early 1900s. Alternative medicine encompasses a wide range of therapies including homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, massage and bodywork therapy, meditation, nutritional supplements, and herbal remedies. Understanding the background and benefits of these alternatives is important to all health care professionals.

Author(s): 
Bodane, Carrie
Brownson, Kenneth

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