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Food Science and Technology (Brazil) ; 43, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2239160


The objective of this study was to present information on the impacts resulting from Covid-19 on the artisanal coalho cheese production chain about: access to information;socioeconomic;income and government support;healthcare. The interviews were conducted using the Google Forms tool, with milk and artisanal coalho cheese producers in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The producers obtained a lot of information transmitted on television (66%);the majority to adhere to health protocols. There was instability in the production, with an initial need to reduce production resulting from prohibitive measures to trade. The level of demand with regard to the consumer market increased with the quality of milk and cheeses. An allegation of lack of support from the government to maintain the activity was also verified in 78.7% of the interviewees, but 83% had resorted to emergency aid. Therefore, it can be concluded that the challenges imposed by the pandemic are not just sanitary. The study confirmed the need to restructure public services and policies. These results can provide compelling evidence about the rural context in the country. © 2023, Sociedade Brasileira de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Alimentos, SBCTA. All rights reserved.

Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention Conference: 15th AACR Conference onthe Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minoritiesand the Medically Underserved Philadelphia, PA United States ; 32(1 Supplement), 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2233169


Introduction: Our institution cares for a largely underserved urban population, treating about 120 children annually with radiation therapy;roughly 10% are referred for proton therapy elsewhere. COVID-19 led to some decreases in medical care due to uncertainties regarding the state of public health. The purpose of this study is to evaluate existing socioeconomic disparities using the University of Wisconsin Area Deprivation Index (ADI) and whether the pandemic impacted this referral pattern. Method(s): Over the last twenty years, approximately 2,275 children have presented to our institution for radiation treatment. A retrospective chart review was conducted and a patient database of demographic and clinical information was created. We used demographic data to obtain the ADI, and compared relative disparity rankings between proton therapy recipients and a random sample of patients from the 25 most common zip codes (representative of over 20% of the total cohort). We compared the number of patients treated only at the closest proton facility before and after the onset of the pandemic. Result(s): The demographic make-up of our patient population is approximately 53.7% Latino, 22.6% White, 9.5% African American, 9.2% Asian, and 5% Other. Of these patients, about 500 had diagnoses typically referred for proton therapy (such as brain tumors, neuroblastoma, sarcomas, and Hodgkin lymphoma). At baseline, we found a statistically significant difference in the median state ADI decile of 3 and 7 for protons and photons, respectively, reflecting lower socioeconomic disadvantage in the proton group. There was a difference in the median household income (based on zip code) of $102,028 and $70,479 between the proton and photon groups (p < 0.0001). There was also a difference in median household income of $57,871 and $76,808 between Latino and Non-Latino patients (p < 0.0001). Demographic data for the proton therapy cohort showed that 46.2% of these patients were White, 15.4% were Latino, 15.4% were African American, 7.7% were Asian, and 15.4% were Other. At the closest proton facility, between 2014-2019, 16 of our patients received radiation therapy. Since the beginning of pandemic associated restrictions in March 2020, 19 patients have received proton therapy at this center. Conclusion(s): Disparities preventing patients from receiving proton therapy have been described. Our work adds granular census block data and uses the ADI which takes into account median family income, unemployment rate, households without access to a vehicle, English language proficiency and more. Those with lower ADI risk rankings were overrepresented in the proton therapy group. Despite the pandemic and added referral challenges, the number of patients able to receive proton therapy did not decrease which we hypothesize may be due to many factors, including the unanticipated flexibility of remote work amongst those with lower ADI rankings. Latinos were least likely to have proton therapy, and further research is needed to ameliorate the disparities and barriers to care which they face.

Kathmandu University Medical Journal ; 18(2 COVID-19 Special Issue):53-57, 2020.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2229255


Background COVID-19 started in China and has spread throughout the world since December 2019. The pandemic has not only brought the risk of morbidity and mortality from infection but also psychological burden. Objective To find out the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on students from high schools, colleges and universities in Nepal, along with examining the association between socio-demographic and other related variables and level of anxiety in the students. Method This study sampled students from Nepal using convenience sampling and responded to a quantitative questionnaire that included the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7) and other basic information. Finally, 105 respondents were included in the final analysis (100% response rate). Convenient sampling technique was used to gather the sample. Result The results indicated that 18.1% of the respondents were experiencing severe anxiety, 22.9% moderate anxiety, and 25.7% mild anxiety. Moreover, females were more prone to anxiety as compared to males. The results of correlation analysis indicated that economic effects, and delays in academic activities, were positively associated with anxiety symptoms (p < .05). However, social support was negatively correlated with the level of anxiety (p < .001). Conclusion It is recommended that the mental health of students should be monitored during public health emergencies, such as this one. This study examines the psychological impacts of COVID-19 among the college students in Nepal. Copyright © 2020, Kathmandu University. All rights reserved.

Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results ; 13:944-949, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2206718
Population and Economics ; 6(4), 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2201157
Journal of Economic Studies ; 50(1):1-2, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2191496
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal ; 7(4 Supplement):S58, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2182282
Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion ; 38(Supplement 1):S59, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2175120
NeuroQuantology ; 20(16):3502-3508, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2164840
European Psychiatry ; 65(Supplement 1):S190-S191, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2153837
Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences ; Part B. 10:2180-2183, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2143910
Thorax ; 77(Suppl 1):A25, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2119088
Journal of the American College of Surgeons ; 235(5 Supplement 1):S54-S55, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2115436
NeuroQuantology ; 20(10):9443-9449, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2067326
Enfermería Global ; 21(4):158-170, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2067133
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine ; 26(3):157-164, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2066866
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health ; 19(19):12936, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066089