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Firth, Joseph

Works: 8 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 9 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: S457.N6, 509
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Most widely held works by Joseph Firth
General view of the agriculture of the county of Norfolk : with observations on the means of its improvement by Nathaniel Kent( Book )

1 edition published in 1796 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical activity is associated with the physical, psychological, social and environmental quality of life in people with mental health problems in a low resource setting( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: There is a growing recognition of the importance of encouraging patients with mental health problems to become more active as an efficacious strategy to reduce the disability-associated burden. The aim of the current study was to investigate if there are differences in quality of life (QoL) outcomes between people with mental health problems that do and do not meet the recommendations of 150 min per week of physical activity. 109 (36♀) Ugandan in- and outpatients (mean age = 34.2 ± 10.2 years) (depression = 7, bipolar disorder = 31, schizophrenia = 21, alcohol use disorder = 50) completed the Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) method and World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment brief version. Those who did not achieve the minimum physical activity recommendations as assessed by the PAVS (n = 63) had a lower physical, psychological, social and environmental QoL. The current data offer further evidence that the PAVS method might be an important risk identification tool in people with mental health problems. The feasibility and acceptability of the PAVS may help promote the importance of physical activity assessment and prescription as a core part of the treatment of mental health problems in LMICs. Highlights: Those who do not achieve the minimum physical activity recommendations have a lower quality of life. The Physical Activity Vital Sign-method can identify those with a low quality of life. The economic impact of the quality of life gains from physical activity need to be explored
Are community‐based health worker interventions an effective approach for early diagnosis of cancer? A systematic review and meta‐analysis( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Objective: This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of community‐based health worker (CBHW) interventions for early detection of cancer. Secondary aims were to consider the extent that interventions were based on theory, and potential moderators including behaviour change techniques (BCTs). Methods: Six databases were searched for randomized controlled trials. Random‐effects meta‐analyses were applied to 30 eligible studies with a cancer screening outcome. Results: Participation in CBHW interventions was associated with increased receipt of screening (OR=1.901, 95% CI: 1.60–2.26, P <0.001) for breast, cervical, and bowel cancer. Larger effect sizes were observed in participants previously non‐adherent with recommended schedules of cancer screening. Twenty‐five out of 30 studies were conducted with ethnic minority groups. Only 15 (45%) studies explicitly reported a theoretical foundation for intervention. The number of BCTs used by CBHWs had a trend level association with observed effect size ( P =0.08). Study quality was generally poor, and common limitations were inadequate blinding and reliance on self‐reported outcomes. Conclusions: Community‐based health worker interventions are an effective resource for increasing uptake of all 3 types of cancer screening in ethnic minority groups. Those previously non‐adherent with recommended schedules of cancer screening benefitted the most from the CBHW approach. However, better quality studies based on more explicit evidence‐based theory are needed to optimise the effectiveness of CBHW interventions on screening uptake. Further research is needed to ascertain whether CBHWs can help promote symptom recognition and help‐seeking behaviour to facilitate early diagnosis of cancer
Marietta. Melody for Piano by Joseph Firth( )

1 edition published in 1896 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Bob-o-Link polka. [P.F.] by Joseph Firth( )

1 edition published in 1877 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deus Misereatur, set to music in the key of B♭ by Joseph Firth( )

1 edition published in 1882 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Methodology and Reporting of Mobile Health and Smartphone Application Studies for Schizophrenia( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Abstract: The increasing prevalence of mobile devices among patients of all demographic groups has the potential to transform the ways we diagnose, monitor, treat, and study mental illness. As new tools and technologies emerge, clinicians and researchers are confronted with an increasing array of options both for clinical assessment, through digital capture of the essential behavioral elements of a condition, and for intervention, through formalized treatments, coaching, and other technology-assisted means of patient communication. And yet, as with any new set of tools for the assessment or treatment of a medical condition, establishing and adhering to reporting guidelines--that is, what works and under what conditions--is an essential component of the translational research process. Here, using the recently published World Health Organization mHealth Evaluation, Reporting and Assessment guidelines for evaluating mobile health applications, we review the methodological strengths and weaknesses of existing studies on smartphones and wearables for schizophrenia. While growing evidence supports the feasibility of using mobile tools in severe mental illness, most studies to date failed to adequately report accessibility, interoperability, costs, scalability, replicability, data security, usability testing, or compliance with national guidelines or regulatory statutes. Future research efforts addressing these specific gaps in the literature will help to advance our understanding and to realize the clinical potential of these new tools of psychiatry
Grip Strength Is Associated With Cognitive Performance in Schizophrenia and the General Population: A UK Biobank Study of 476559 Participants( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Background Handgrip strength may provide an easily-administered marker of cognitive functional status. However, further population-scale research examining relationships between grip strength and cognitive performance across multiple domains is needed. Additionally, relationships between grip strength and cognitive functioning in people with schizophrenia, who frequently experience cognitive deficits, has yet to be explored. Methods Baseline data from the UK Biobank (2007–2010) was analyzed; including 475397 individuals from the general population, and 1162 individuals with schizophrenia. Linear mixed models and generalized linear mixed models were used to assess the relationship between grip strength and 5 cognitive domains (visual memory, reaction time, reasoning, prospective memory, and number memory), controlling for age, gender, bodyweight, education, and geographical region. Results In the general population, maximal grip strength was positively and significantly related to visual memory (coefficient [coeff] = −0.1601, standard error [SE] = 0.003), reaction time (coeff = −0.0346, SE = 0.0004), reasoning (coeff = 0.2304, SE = 0.0079), number memory (coeff = 0.1616, SE = 0.0092), and prospective memory (coeff = 0.3486, SE = 0.0092: all P < .001). In the schizophrenia sample, grip strength was strongly related to visual memory (coeff = −0.155, SE = 0.042, P < .001) and reaction time (coeff = −0.049, SE = 0.009, P < .001), while prospective memory approached statistical significance (coeff = 0.233, SE = 0.132, P = .078), and no statistically significant association was found with number memory and reasoning (P > .1). Conclusions Grip strength is significantly associated with cognitive functioning in the general population and individuals with schizophrenia, particularly for working memory and processing speed. Future research should establish directionality, examine if grip strength also predicts functional and physical health outcomes in schizophrenia, and determine whether interventions which improve muscular strength impact on cognitive and real-world functioning
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