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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532990/-catch-22-biosecurity-awareness-interpretation-and-practice-amongst-poultry-catchers
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Caroline Millman, Rob Christley, Dan Rigby, Diana Dennis, Sarah J O'Brien, Nicola Williams
Campylobacter contamination of chicken on sale in the UK remains at high levels and has a substantial public health impact. This has prompted the application of many interventions in the supply chain, including enhanced biosecurity measures on-farm. Catching and thinning are acknowledged as threats to the maintenance of good biosecurity, yet the people employed to undertake this critical work (i.e. 'catchers') are a rarely studied group. This study uses a mixed methods approach to investigate catchers' (n=53) understanding of the biosecurity threats posed by the catching and thinning, and the barriers to good biosecurity practice...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509998/influence-of-side-effects-on-art-adherence-among-plwh-in-china-the-moderator-role-of-art-related-knowledge
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Guangyu Zhou, Xiaoming Li, Shan Qiao, Zhiyong Shen, Yuejiao Zhou
Despite the medical advancements in HIV treatment, realities of side effects are faced by people living with HIV (PLWH) who receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Mixed findings have been reported on the association between side effects and ART adherence. However, few studies have explored the combined side effects and behavior-related information on medication adherence. The aim of the current study is to examine moderator role of ART-related knowledge between side effects and ART adherence. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 2987 PLWH from October 2012 to August 2013 in China...
May 16, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508725/evaluating-change-in-virtual-reality-adoption-for-brain-injury-rehabilitation-following-knowledge-translation
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Stephanie M N Glegg, Liisa Holsti, Sue Stanton, Steven Hanna, Diana Velikonja, Barbara Ansley, Denise Sartor, Christine Brum
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of knowledge translation (KT) on factors influencing virtual reality (VR) adoption and to identify support needs of therapists. HYPOTHESES: Intervention will be associated with improvements in therapists' perceived ease of use and self-efficacy, and an associated increase in intentions to use VR. METHOD: Single group mixed-methods pre-test-post-test evaluation of convenience sample of physical, occupational and rehabilitation therapists (n=37) from two brain injury rehabilitation centres...
April 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508487/accuracy-of-genomic-breeding-values-revisited-assessment-of-two-established-approaches-and-a-novel-one-to-determine-the-accuracy-in-two-step-genomic-prediction
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G Ni, S Kipp, H Simianer, M Erbe
Selection decisions in genomic selection schemes are made based on genomic breeding values (GBV) of candidates. Thus, the accuracy of GBV is a relevant parameter, as it reflects the stability of prediction and the possibility that the GBV might change when more information becomes available. Accuracy of genomic prediction defined as the correlation between GBV and true breeding values (TBV), however, is difficult to assess, considering TBV of the candidates are not available in reality. In previous studies, several methods were proposed to assess the accuracy of GBV including methods using population parameters or parameters inferred from mixed-model equations...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491307/better-sooner-more-convenient-the-reality-of-pursuing-greater-integration-between-primary-and-secondary-healthcare-providers-in-new-zealand
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Kirsten Lovelock, Greg Martin, Robin Gauld, Jayden MacRae
OBJECTIVES: This article focuses on the results of evaluations of two business plans developed in response to a policy initiative which aimed to achieve greater integration between primary and secondary health providers in New Zealand. We employ the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to inform our analysis. The Better, Sooner, More Convenient policy programme involved the development of business plans and, within each business plan, a range of areas of focus and associated work-streams...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474488/a-q-methodology-study-to-investigate-the-experiences-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-from-diagnosis-to-1%C3%A2-year
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K J Reid, A Swift, H Mehanna
The experiences of disease and treatment for patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer (H&NC) are known to be important indicators of the quality of care but are represented poorly in the literature. Survival is a major outcome measure to which health-related quality of life (HRQoL) adds detail but outcomes are not fully representative of the patients' experiences because quality of care and reality of treatment are overlooked. This study explored the HRQoL, quality of care and reality of treatment themes using a mixed-methods approach, Q Methodology...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453428/reality-check-basics-of-augmented-virtual-and-mixed-reality
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Tara J Brigham
Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality applications all aim to enhance a user's current experience or reality. While variations of this technology are not new, within the last few years there has been a significant increase in the number of artificial reality devices or applications available to the general public. This column will explain the difference between augmented, virtual, and mixed reality and how each application might be useful in libraries. It will also provide an overview of the concerns surrounding these different reality applications and describe how and where they are currently being used...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439471/exergames-for-women-with-fibromyalgia-a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effects-on-mobility-skills-balance-and-fear-of-falling
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Daniel Collado-Mateo, Francisco J Dominguez-Muñoz, Jose C Adsuar, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Narcis Gusi
BACKGROUND: Exergames are a new form of rehabilitation that combine the characteristics of physical exercise and the benefits of non-immersive virtual reality (VR). Effects of this novel therapy in women fibromyalgia are still unknown. The objective was to evaluate the effects of exergame-based intervention on mobility skills, balance and fear of falling in women with fibromyalgia. METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial with concealed allocation. Seventy-six women with fibromyalgia were divided into two groups: the exercise group received an eight week intervention based on exergames, while the control group continued their usual activities...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395855/assessing-the-use-of-immersive-virtual-reality-mouse-and-touchscreen-in-pointing-and-dragging-and-dropping-tasks-among-young-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Jiayin Chen, Calvin Or
This study assessed the use of an immersive virtual reality (VR), a mouse and a touchscreen for one-directional pointing, multi-directional pointing, and dragging-and-dropping tasks involving targets of smaller and larger widths by young (n = 18; 18-30 years), middle-aged (n = 18; 40-55 years) and older adults (n = 18; 65-75 years). A three-way, mixed-factorial design was used for data collection. The dependent variables were the movement time required and the error rate. Our main findings were that the participants took more time and made more errors in using the VR input interface than in using the mouse or the touchscreen...
April 7, 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358681/fast-nonlinear-ultrasound-propagation-simulation-using-a-slowly-varying-envelope-approximation
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Francois Varray, Matthieu Toulemonde, Adeline Bernard, Olivier Basset, Christian Cachard
Medical systems usually consider linear propagation of ultrasound, an approximation of reality. However, numerous studies have attempted to accurately simulate the nonlinear pressure wave distortion and to evaluate the contribution of harmonic frequencies. In such simulations, the computation time is very large, except for the method based on the angular spectrum scheme where the derivative order is reduced using the Fourier transform. However, the harmonic computation is usually limited to the second harmonic because of quasi-linear approximation...
March 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343301/comparison-of-optical-see-through-head-mounted-displays-for-surgical-interventions-with-object-anchored-2d-display
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Long Qian, Alexander Barthel, Alex Johnson, Greg Osgood, Peter Kazanzides, Nassir Navab, Bernhard Fuerst
PURPOSE: Optical see-through head-mounted displays (OST-HMD) feature an unhindered and instantaneous view of the surgery site and can enable a mixed reality experience for surgeons during procedures. In this paper, we present a systematic approach to identify the criteria for evaluation of OST-HMD technologies for specific clinical scenarios, which benefit from using an object-anchored 2D-display visualizing medical information. METHODS: Criteria for evaluating the performance of OST-HMDs for visualization of medical information and its usage are identified and proposed...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329867/effectiveness-of-a-virtual-reality-forest-on-people-with-dementia-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
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Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Toni Dwan, Tanya Petrovich
Purpose of the Study: To measure and describe the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality Forest (VRF) on engagement, apathy, and mood states of people with dementia, and explore the experiences of staff, people with dementia and their families. Design and Methods: A mixed-methods study conducted between February and May 2016. Ten residents with dementia, 10 family members, and 9 care staff were recruited from 2 residential aged care facilities, operated by one care provider, located in Victoria, Australia...
March 15, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321132/the-outcomes-of-health-promoting-communities-being-active-eating-well-initiative-a-community-based-obesity-prevention-intervention-in-victoria-australia
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K A Bolton, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn, A de Silva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well (HPC:BAEW, 2007-2010) initiative which comprised of community-based multi-component interventions adapted to community context in five separate communities. The intervention aimed to promote healthy eating, physical activity and stronger, healthier communities. METHODS: A mixed method and multi-level quasi-experimental evaluation of the HPC:BAEW initiative captured process, impact and outcome data...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279843/experiential-exposure-to-texting-and-walking-in-virtual-reality-a-randomized-trial-to-reduce-distracted-pedestrian-behavior
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David C Schwebel, Leslie A McClure, Bryan E Porter
BACKGROUND: Distracted pedestrian behavior is a significant public health concern, as research suggests distracted pedestrians have significantly higher risk of injury compared to fully attentive pedestrians. Despite this, efforts to reduce distracted pedestrian behavior are scant. OBJECTIVE: Using a repeated measures experimental research design, we implemented a behavioral intervention to reduce distracted pedestrian behavior in the high-risk environment of an urban college campus and simultaneously monitored behavior on a control urban college campus not exposed to the intervention...
May 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277817/motivation-in-pediatric-motor-rehabilitation-a-systematic-search-of-the-literature-using-the-self-determination-theory-as-a-conceptual-framework
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Pieter Meyns, Tine Roman de Mettelinge, Judith van der Spank, Marieke Coussens, Hilde Van Waelvelde
OBJECTIVE: Motivation is suggested as an important factor in pediatric motor rehabilitation. Therefore, we reviewed the existing evidence of (motivational) motor rehabilitation paradigms, and how motivation influences rehabilitation outcome using self-determination theory as conceptual framework. METHODS: PubMed and Web-of-Science databases were systematically searched until June 2015. Data were independently extracted and critiqued for quality by three authors...
March 9, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256209/an-investigation-of-the-efficacy-of-collaborative-virtual-reality-systems-for-moderated-remote-usability-testing
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Kapil Chalil Madathil, Joel S Greenstein
Collaborative virtual reality-based systems have integrated high fidelity voice-based communication, immersive audio and screen-sharing tools into virtual environments. Such three-dimensional collaborative virtual environments can mirror the collaboration among usability test participants and facilitators when they are physically collocated, potentially enabling moderated usability tests to be conducted effectively when the facilitator and participant are located in different places. We developed a virtual collaborative three-dimensional remote moderated usability testing laboratory and employed it in a controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of moderated usability testing in a collaborative virtual reality-based environment with two other moderated usability testing methods: the traditional lab approach and Cisco WebEx, a web-based conferencing and screen sharing approach...
February 27, 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255093/what-drives-inappropriate-antibiotic-dispensing-a-mixed-methods-study-of-pharmacy-employee-perspectives-in-haryana-india
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Anna K Barker, Kelli Brown, Muneeb Ahsan, Sharmila Sengupta, Nasia Safdar
OBJECTIVES: There are only 0.70 licensed physicians per 1000 people in India. Thus, pharmacies are a primary source of healthcare and patients often seek their services directly, especially in village settings. However, there is wide variability in a pharmacy employee's training, which contributes to inappropriate antibiotic dispensing and misuse. These practices increase the risk of antibiotic resistance and poor patient outcomes. This study seeks to better understand the factors that drive inappropriate antibiotic dispensing among pharmacy employees in India's village communities...
March 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219378/from-urban-planning-and-emergency-training-to-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-applications-of-virtual-reality-gis-vrgis-and-augmented-reality-gis-argis-in-personal-public-and-environmental-health
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EDITORIAL
Maged N Kamel Boulos, Zhihan Lu, Paul Guerrero, Charlene Jennett, Anthony Steed
The latest generation of virtual and mixed reality hardware has rekindled interest in virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) applications in health, and opened up new and exciting opportunities and possibilities for using these technologies in the personal and public health arenas. From smart urban planning and emergency training to Pokémon Go, this article offers a snapshot of some of the most remarkable VRGIS and ARGIS solutions for tackling public and environmental health problems, and bringing about safer and healthier living options to individuals and communities...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197341/a-mixed-methods-small-pilot-study-to-describe-the-effects-of-upper-limb-training-using-a-virtual-reality-gaming-system-in-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Rachel C Stockley, Deborah A O'Connor, Phil Smith, Sylvia Moss, Lizzie Allsop, Wendy Edge
Introduction. This small pilot study aimed to examine the feasibility of an upper limb rehabilitation system (the YouGrabber) in a community rehabilitation centre, qualitatively explore participant experiences, and describe changes after using it. Methods and Material. Chronic stroke participants attending a community rehabilitation centre in the UK were randomised to either a YouGrabber or a gym group and completed 18 training sessions over 12 weeks. The motor activity log, box and block, and fatigue severity score were administered by a blinded assessor before and after the intervention...
2017: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196508/erratum-to-effect-of-a-mixed-reality-based-intervention-on-arm-hand-and-finger-function-on-chronic-stroke
#20
Carolina Colomer, Roberto Llorens, Enrique Noé, Mariano Alcañiz
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February 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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