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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719572/neuroimaging-correlates-of-post-stroke-aphasia-rehabilitation-in-a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-constraint-induced-aphasia-therapy
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Rodolphe Nenert, Jane B Allendorfer, Amber M Martin, Christi Banks, Angel Ball, Jennifer Vannest, Aimee R Dietz, Jerzy P Szaflarski
BACKGROUND Recovery from post-stroke aphasia is a long and complex process with an uncertain outcome. Various interventions have been proposed to augment the recovery, including constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT). CIAT has been applied to patients suffering from post-stroke aphasia in several unblinded studies to show mild-to-moderate linguistic gains. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuroimaging correlates of CIAT in patients with chronic aphasia related to left middle cerebral artery stroke...
July 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708933/colorectal-cancer-screening-at-us-community-health-centers-examination-of-sociodemographic-disparities-and-association-with-patient-provider-communication
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Sue C Lin, Duane McKinley, Alek Sripipatana, Laura Makaroff
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates are low among underserved populations. High-quality patient-physician communication potentially influences patients' willingness to undergo CRC screening. Community health centers (HCs) provide comprehensive primary health care to underserved populations. This study's objectives were to ascertain national CRC screening rates and to explore the relations between sociodemographic characteristics and patient-provider communication on the receipt of CRC screening among HC patients...
July 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704491/phyto-toponyms-of-arbutus-unedo-l-and-their-distribution-in-sardinia-italy
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Claudia Pinna, Luisa Carta, Vitale Deiana, Ignazio Camarda
The study shows the results of an inventory of place names connected to Arbutus unedo L., a Mediterranean species, widespread throughout Sardinia. The main aim was to compare the past distribution of place names, referring to the strawberry tree, to the current distribution of the species on the island. In addition, we investigated the meaning and the diversity of these local place names in the various communities. The result was a collection of 432 phyto-toponyms. 248 of them were used for an analysis of their distribution in the habitats, indicated on the Map of the Nature System in Sardinia, defined on the basis of the current vegetation typology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704379/fractionating-nonword-repetition-the-contributions-of-short-term-memory-and-oromotor-praxis-are-different
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Saloni Krishnan, Katherine J Alcock, Daniel Carey, Lina Bergström, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Frederic Dick
The ability to reproduce novel words is a sensitive marker of language impairment across a variety of developmental disorders. Nonword repetition tasks are thought to reflect phonological short-term memory skills. Yet, when children hear and then utter a word for the first time, they must transform a novel speech signal into a series of coordinated, precisely timed oral movements. Little is known about how children's oromotor speed, planning and co-ordination abilities might influence their ability to repeat novel nonwords, beyond the influence of higher-level cognitive and linguistic skills...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702955/mentors-competence-in-mentoring-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-nursing-students-during-clinical-placement
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Ashlee Oikarainen, Kristina Mikkonen, Anna-Maria Tuomikoski, Salla Pitkänen, Satu Elo, Heidi Ruotsalainen, Maria Kääriäinen
AIMS: To describe mentors' competence in mentoring culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students during clinical placement and identify the factors that affect mentoring. BACKGROUND: Healthcare education is confronted by several challenges in a time characterized by globalization and increasing international migration. Nursing students from diverse backgrounds continue to experience difficulties during clinical placement. Students can overcome these difficulties and assume responsibility for their learning when mentored by supportive and competent mentors...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701258/cultural-competence-in-the-community-health-context-we-don
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Mandy Truong, Lisa Gibbs, Yin Paradies, Naomi Priest, Maryanne Tadic
Health and social service agencies need to be responsive to the healthcare requirements of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups in the community. This is a challenging proposition, particularly due to shifting demographics in developed Western countries such as Australia. Organisations that strive for cultural competence can potentially reduce the barriers associated with inequitable access to services by CALD groups. Community health services play a vital role in the provision of culturally competent health services to people from CALD groups...
July 13, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700448/linguistic-context-versus-semantic-competition-in-word-recognition-by-younger-and-older-adults-with-cochlear-implants
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Nicole M Amichetti, Eriko Atagi, Ying-Yee Kong, Arthur Wingfield
OBJECTIVES: The increasing numbers of older adults now receiving cochlear implants raises the question of how the novel signal produced by cochlear implants may interact with cognitive aging in the recognition of words heard spoken within a linguistic context. The objective of this study was to pit the facilitative effects of a constraining linguistic context against a potential age-sensitive negative effect of response competition on effectiveness of word recognition. DESIGN: Younger (n = 8; mean age = 22...
July 11, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698970/time-is-of-the-essence-a-review-of-electroencephalography-eeg-and-event-related-brain-potentials-erps-in-language-research
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Anna M Beres
The discovery of electroencephalography (EEG) over a century ago has changed the way we understand brain structure and function, in terms of both clinical and research applications. This paper starts with a short description of EEG and then focuses on the event-related brain potentials (ERPs), and their use in experimental settings. It describes the typical set-up of an ERP experiment. A description of a number of ERP components typically involved in language research is presented. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of using ERPs in language research are discussed...
July 11, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697629/culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-student-and-family-perspectives-of-aac
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Saili S Kulkarni, Jessica Parmar
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are important for nonverbal students with disabilities to communicate with the verbal world. AAC devices provide access to academic and social opportunities for students with disabilities. With the changing demographics of schools and an emphasis on meaningful, culturally relevant instruction for all students, it is important to consider how AAC devices are utilized and perceived by individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and their families...
July 12, 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694239/assessing-suicide-risk-and-emotional-distress-in-chinese-social-media-a-text-mining-and-machine-learning-study
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Qijin Cheng, Tim Mh Li, Chi-Leung Kwok, Tingshao Zhu, Paul Sf Yip
BACKGROUND: Early identification and intervention are imperative for suicide prevention. However, at-risk people often neither seek help nor take professional assessment. A tool to automatically assess their risk levels in natural settings can increase the opportunity for early intervention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore whether computerized language analysis methods can be utilized to assess one's suicide risk and emotional distress in Chinese social media...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693556/evidence-for-a-comprehensive-approach-to-aboriginal-tobacco-control-to-maintain-the-decline-in-smoking-an-overview-of-reviews-among-indigenous-peoples
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Catherine Chamberlain, Susan Perlen, Sue Brennan, Lucie Rychetnik, David Thomas, Raglan Maddox, Noore Alam, Emily Banks, Andrew Wilson, Sandra Eades
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of disease and premature mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians. While the daily smoking prevalence among Indigenous Australians has declined significantly from 49% in 2001, it remains about three times higher than that of non-Indigenous Australians (39 and 14%, respectively, for age ≥15 years in 2014-15). This overview of systematic reviews aimed to synthesise evidence about reducing tobacco consumption among Indigenous peoples using a comprehensive framework for Indigenous tobacco control in Australia comprised of the National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP) principles and priorities...
July 10, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690567/the-construct-validity-of-the-german-academic-self-regulation-questionnaire-srq-a-within-primary-and-secondary-school-children
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Julia Kröner, Christina Goussios, Caroline Schaitz, Judith Streb, Zrinka Sosic-Vasic
The assessment of students' motivation can be a powerful tool in enhancing and understanding students' learning. One valid and often applied self-report measure is the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ-A) which is grounded in the self-determination theory. However, to date, there is still no German equivalent to the English version of this questionnaire. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to adapt and validate the SRQ-A on a representative German student sample, consisting of 672 children (327 girls), ages 8-14 from one primary and two secondary German schools...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678863/early-positivity-signals-changes-in-an-abstract-linguistic-pattern
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Júlia Monte-Ordoño, Juan M Toro
The extraction of abstract structures from speech (or from gestures in the case of sign languages) has been claimed to be a fundamental mechanism for language acquisition. In the present study we registered the neural responses that are triggered when a violation of an abstract, token-independent rule is detected. We registered ERPs while presenting participants with trisyllabic CVCVCV nonsense words in an oddball paradigm. Standard stimuli followed an ABB rule (where A and B are different syllables). Importantly, to distinguish neural responses triggered by changes in surface information from responses triggered by changes in the underlying abstract structure, we used two types of deviant stimuli...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676498/health-and-death-literacy-and-cultural-diversity-insights-from-hospital-employed-interpreters
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Barbara Hayes, Anne Marie Fabri, Maria Coperchini, Rafatullah Parkar, Zoe Austin-Crowe
OBJECTIVES: 001225The aim of this qualitative study is to better understand, through the experiences and insights of hospital interpreters, how people from culturally and linguistic diverse (CALD) communities might respond to advance care planning (ACP) and end-of-life discussions. METHODS: Hospital interpreters from five Melbourne metropolitan health services were recruited for in-depth semi-structured interviews that explored the question, 'What can be learnt from hospital interpreters about cultural issues related to ACP and end-of-life decision-making?' Thirty-nine interpreters, representing 22 language groups, were interviewed...
July 4, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675255/-communicative-and-social-adaptive-profile-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-new-approach-based-on-the-dsm-5-criteria
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D Garrido, M Garcia-Fernandez, R Garcia-Retamero, G Carballo
INTRODUCTION: Following the adoption of the new international diagnosis classification from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been established as a dimensional category that includes other disorders that were previously considered as separate entities. Previous research has shown that some people with this disorder exhibit different communicative and linguistic profiles. Therefore, contradictory results could be found among people who receive the same diagnosis...
July 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666645/electrophysiological-markers-of-prejudice-related-to-sexual-gender
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Alice Mado Proverbio, Andrea Orlandi, Evelina Bianchi
Previous studies have shown that Event-related potentials (ERPs) are sensitive to violations of gender-based stereotypes. In the present investigation, we used ERPs to measure the detection of a discrepancy between gender-based occupational stereotypes and written material presented to fifteen Italian viewers in a completely implicit task. No awareness or judgment about stereotypes was required, no decision had to be made on sentence acceptability or congruence, and no prime words related to gender were presented (which might reveal the matter of the investigation)...
June 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665756/stuttering-on-function-words-in-bilingual-children-who-stutter-a-preliminary-study
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Zoi Gkalitsiou, Courtney T Byrd, Lisa M Bedore, Casey L Taliancich-Klinger
Evidence suggests young monolingual children who stutter (CWS) are more disfluent on function than content words, particularly when produced in the initial utterance position. The purpose of the present preliminary study was to investigate whether young bilingual CWS present with this same pattern. The narrative and conversational samples of four bilingual Spanish- and English-speaking CWS were analysed. All four bilingual participants produced significantly more stuttering on function words compared to content words, irrespective of their position in the utterance, in their Spanish narrative and conversational speech samples...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660599/exploring-asian-indian-and-pakistani-views-about-cancer-and-participation-in-cancer-genetics-research-toward-the-development-of-a-community-genetics-intervention
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Amy E Leader, Salini Mohanty, Preethi Selvan, Ray Lum, Veda N Giri
Cancer is a leading cause of mortality among the three million Asian Indian/Pakistanis (AIPs) in the USA. AIPs have traditionally been underrepresented in cancer-related research, although reasons remain largely unexplored. We sought to understand AIP's awareness and perceptions of cancer to improve their participation in risk assessment and cancer genetics research. Four focus groups, stratified by gender and birthplace (US-born vs. foreign-born), were held at an AIP cultural center. Discussions focused on knowledge and awareness of cancer risk; how AIP culture influences cancer perceptions; access to health care services for cancer screening, diagnosis, or treatment; and willingness to or experiences with participating in cancer genetics research...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659653/effects-of-semantic-context-on-access-to-words-of-low-imageability-in-deep-phonological-dysphasia-a-treatment-case-study
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Laura Mary McCarthy, Michelene Kalinyak-Fliszar, Francine Kohen, Nadine Martin
BACKGROUND: Deep dysphasia is a relatively rare subcategory of aphasia, characterised by word repetition impairment and a profound auditory-verbal short-term memory (STM) limitation. Repetition of words is better than nonwords (lexicality effect) and better for high-image than low-image words (imageability effect). Another related language impairment profile is phonological dysphasia, which includes all of the characteristics of deep dysphasia except for the occurrence of semantic errors in single word repetition...
2017: Aphasiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657808/chronologic-trends-in-studies-on-fluoride-mechanisms-of-action
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H J Oh, H W Oh, D W Lee, C H Kim, J Y Ahn, Y Kim, H B Shin, C Y Kim, S H Park, J G Jeon
Fluoride has been widely used for the prevention of dental caries since the mid-20th century. The aim of this study was to investigate the chronologic trends in studies on fluoride mechanisms of action against dental caries during the years 1950 to 2015. To this aim, queries such as "fluoride," "fluoride and demineralization," "fluoride and remineralization," "fluoride and (plaque or biofilms)," and "fluoride and (bacteria or microbials)" were submitted to PubMed to collect research article information, including titles, abstracts, publication dates, author affiliations, and publication journals...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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