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Worth Reading: Hepatitis C; Insomnia; Tobacco Cessation; Medication Monitoring; Exercise  

Author:  Margaret R. Moreland, JD, MSLS.

Source: Volume 24, Number 03, Summer 2023 , pp.55-65(11)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Our regular survey of the research literature includes summaries of five important new studies: “Hepatitis C Prevalence in Incarcerated Settings Between 2013–2021: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” by Dana Busschots, Cécile Kremer, Rob Bielen, Özgür M. Koc, Leen Heyens, Frederik Nevens, Niel Hens and Geert Robaeys, published in 22 BMC Public Health 2159 (2022); “Prevalence of Insomnia and Poor Sleep Quality in the Prison Population: A Systematic Review” by Nia Sheppard and Lee Hogan, published in 31 Journal of Sleep Research e13677 (2022); “Peer-Facilitated Tobacco Cessation in a Prison Setting: A Proof of Concept Study” by Christine E. Garver-Apgar, Chad M. Morris, Jim Pavlik, Tracy Lenartz, and Michele Hamm, published in 16 Tobacco Use Highlights (2023); “Exploring the Challenges to Safer Prescribing and Medication Monitoring in Prisons: A Qualitative Study with Health Care Staff” by Esnath Magola-MakinaI, Aseel S. Abuzour, Darren M. Ashcroft, James Dunlop. Petra Brown, and Richard N. Keers, published in 17 PLoS ONE e0275907 (2022); “Barriers and Facilitators to Attending and Being Physically Active during Recreation Time among Women Incarcerated” by Ricky Camplain, Heather J. Williamson, Travis A. Pinn, Sara Shuman, Bethany M. Robinson, Maribeth Evans, and Crystal Luna, published in 22 BMC Women’s Health 239 (2022.

Keywords: Hepatitis C; Insomnia in the Prison Population; Tobacco Cessation Programs; Safer Prescribing and Medication Monitoring; Exercise

Affiliations:  1: Contributing Editor.

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