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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243379/cultural-adaptation-of-a-neurobiologically-informed-intervention-in-local-and-international-contexts
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REVIEW
Eric Pakulak, Amanda Hampton Wray, Zayra Longoria, Alejandra Garcia Isaza, Courtney Stevens, Theodore Bell, Sarah Burlingame, Scott Klein, Samuel Berlinski, Orazio Attanasio, Helen Neville
The relationship between early adversity and numerous negative outcomes across the lifespan is evident in a wide range of societies and cultures (e.g., Pakulak, Stevens, & Neville, 2018). Among the most affected neural systems are those supporting attention, self-regulation, and stress regulation. As such, these systems represent targets for neurobiologically informed interventions addressing early adversity. In prior work with monolingual native English-speaking families, we showed that a two-generation intervention targeting these systems in families improves outcomes across multiple domains including child brain function for selective attention (for detail, see Neville et al...
December 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242862/stochastic-pumping-of-non-equilibrium-steady-states-how-molecules-adapt-to-a-fluctuating-environment
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R D Astumian
In the absence of input energy, a chemical reaction in a closed system ineluctably relaxes toward an equilibrium state governed by a Boltzmann distribution. The addition of a catalyst to the system provides a way for more rapid equilibration toward this distribution, but the catalyst can never, in and of itself, drive the system away from equilibrium. In the presence of external fluctuations, however, a macromolecular catalyst (e.g., an enzyme) can absorb energy and drive the formation of a steady state between reactant and product that is not determined solely by their relative energies...
December 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242770/route-bundling-in-polygonal-domains-using-differential-evolution
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Victor Parque, Satoshi Miura, Tomoyuki Miyashita
Route bundling implies compounding multiple routes in a way that anchoring points at intermediate locations minimize a global distance metric to obtain a tree-like structure where the roots of the tree (anchoring points) serve as coordinating locus for the joint transport of information, goods and people. Route bundling is a relevant conceptual construct in a number of path-planning scenarios where the resources and means of transport are scarce/expensive, or where the environments are inherently hard to navigate due to limited space...
2017: Robotics and Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242176/chinese-cardiovascular-disease-mobile-apps-information-types-information-quality-and-interactive-functions-for-self-management-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bo Xie, Zhaohui Su, Wenhui Zhang, Run Cai
BACKGROUND: China has a large population with cardiovascular disease (CVD) that requires extensive self-management. Mobile health (mHealth) apps may be a useful tool for CVD self-management. Little is currently known about the types and quality of health information provided in Chinese CVD mobile apps and whether app functions are conducive to promoting CVD self-management. OBJECTIVE: We undertook a systematic review to evaluate the types and quality of health information provided in Chinese CVD mobile apps and interactive app functions for promoting CVD self-management...
December 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242080/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-mindfulness-for-survivors-of-homicide-and-their-providers
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Stephanie Hartwell, Jeroan Allison, Bonita Jones, Rachel Rodrigues, Clementina Chery, Julianna Andrews, Carl Fulwiler
PURPOSE: This study uses participatory research methods with survivors of homicide and their service providers to explore the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally adapted mindfulness intervention for stress reduction and resilience in homicide survivors. PROCEDURES: Our mixed methods approach included: (a) previewing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program with providers and survivors; (b) using their iterative feedback during focus groups to revise the curriculum; and (c) studying the acceptability of the adapted curriculum for survivors through focus group and standardized data collection...
November 2, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241641/the-systemic-sclerosis-questionnaire-sysq-validation-of-the-translation-of-the-original-german-version-into-spanish-and-its-relationship-to-the-disease-and-to-quality-of-life
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Maria Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Moisés Casarrubias-Ramírez, Victor Gasca-Martínez, Cindy Maldonado García, Rosa Angélica Carranza-Muleiro, Gabriela Medina, Grettel García-Collinot, Daniel Hector Montes-Cortes
OBJECTIVE: Translation, transculturation and validity of the self-administered questionnaire for functionality (Systemic Sclerosis Questionnaires [SySQ]) for use in Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis and its relationship to the severity of the disease and to quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational analytical study to perform a cross-cultural validation of the self-administered questionnaire on functionality in scleroderma. The validity of the form and content was evaluated by an expert panel...
December 11, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239984/profiling-inflammatory-markers-during-the-competitive-season-and-post-season-in-collegiate-wrestlers
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Joe Roth, Taylor Szczygiel, Mary Moore, Paul O'Connor, Jeffrey Edwards, Naveen Sharma, Ryan Pettit-Mee, Micah Zuhl
The purpose of this study was to determine if biological markers of muscle damage and inflammation coincide with subjective measures of muscle fatigue and sleep quality among Division I collegiate wrestlers. The goal was to provide practitioners with noninvasive techniques to evaluate a wrestlers inflammatory state. METHODS: Subjects from the Central Michigan University Division I collegiate wrestling team (n=6) were analyzed on six separate occasions throughout the course of the competitive season and post season...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239799/occupational-determinants-of-successful-aging-in-older-physicians
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Chanaka Wijeratne, Carmelle Peisah, Joanne Earl, Georgina Luscombe
OBJECTIVES: Demographic, physical and psychological associations of successful aging (SA) have been evaluated, but occupational factors have not. Nor has SA been evaluated in a specific occupational group. The aims of this study were to examine the occupational associations of SA in older physicians, and to explore the concept of occupational SA. METHODS: Physicians aged 55+ years completed self-ratings of occupational and personal SA on a 10-point visual analogue scale (VAS; 1 being "least successful" and 10 "most successful")...
November 24, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239235/assessing-self-reported-disability-in-a-low-literate-population-with-chronic-low-back-pain-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-testing-of-igbo-roland-morris-disability-questionnaire
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Chinonso N Igwesi-Chidobe, Chinwe Obiekwe, Isaac O Sorinola, Emma L Godfrey
PURPOSE: Cross-culturally adapt and validate the Igbo Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. METHOD: Cross-cultural adaptation, test-retest, and cross-sectional psychometric testing. Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire was forward and back translated by clinical/non-clinical translators. An expert committee appraised the translations. Twelve participants with chronic low back pain pre-tested the measure in a rural Nigerian community. Internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha; test-retest reliability using intra-class correlation coefficient and Bland-Altman plot; and minimal detectable change were investigated in a convenient sample of 50 people with chronic low back pain in rural and urban Nigeria...
December 14, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239207/psychometric-properties-of-the-impairment-rating-scale-in-samples-of-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Anne E Dawson, Theresa E Egan, Brian T Wymbs
Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are impaired in numerous domains. However, psychometrically sound measures assessing broad-ranging impairment, particularly brief scales for diagnostic purposes, are scarce. The Impairment Rating Scale (IRS), originally developed to assess ADHD-related impairment in children, has been adapted to a 12-item self-report measure of impairment in adults. In this study, the psychometric properties of the adult IRS were examined in three samples. In Studies 1 and 2, the adult IRS demonstrated good convergent, divergent, and incremental validity among college students and an online sample of adults, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239079/smart-solid-electrolyte-interphase-layer-for-long-life-lithium-metal-anodes
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Nian-Wu Li, Yang Shi, Ya-Xia Yin, Xian-Xiang Zeng, Jin-Yi Li, Cong-Ju Li, Li-Jun Wan, Rui Wen, Yu-Guo Guo
Lithium (Li) metal is a promising anode material for high-energy density batteries. However, the unstable and static solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) can be destroyed by the dynamic Li plating/stripping behavior on the Li anode surface, leading to side reactions and Li dendrites growth. Herein, we design a smart Li polyacrylic acid (LiPAA) SEI layer with high stretchability to address the dynamic Li plating/stripping processes by the self-adapting interface regulation, which is demonstrated by in situ AFM process...
December 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237583/high-yield-hiv-testing-facilitated-linkage-to-care-and-prevention-for-female-youth-in-kenya-girls-study-implementation-science-protocol-for-a-priority-population
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Irene Inwani, Nok Chhun, Kawango Agot, Charles M Cleland, Jasmine Buttolph, Harsha Thirumurthy, Ann E Kurth
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest HIV burden. Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in the age range of 15 to 24 years are twice as likely as their male peers to be infected, making females in sub-Saharan Africa the most at-risk group for HIV infection. It is therefore critical to prioritize access to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment for this vulnerable population. OBJECTIVE: Using an implementation science framework, the purpose of this research protocol was to describe the approaches we propose to optimize engagement of AGYW in both the HIV prevention and care continuum and to determine the recruitment and testing strategies that identify the highest proportion of previously undiagnosed HIV infections...
December 13, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237581/a-web-based-training-resource-for-therapists-to-deliver-an-evidence-based-exercise-program-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-of-the-hand-isarah-design-development-and-usability-testing
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Cynthia Swarnalatha Srikesavan, Esther Williamson, Lucy Eldridge, Peter Heine, Jo Adams, Tim Cranston, Sarah E Lamb
BACKGROUND: The Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH) is a tailored, progressive exercise program for people having difficulties with wrist and hand function due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The program was evaluated in a large-scale clinical trial and was found to improve hand function, was safe to deliver, and was cost-effective. These findings led to the SARAH program being recommended in the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for the management of adults with RA...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237060/news-from-the-pub-plant-u-box-type-e3-ubiquitin-ligases
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Marco Trujillo
Plant U-box type E3 ubiquitin ligases (PUBs) are well known for their functions in a variety of stress responses, including immune responses and the adaptation to abiotic stresses. First linked to pollen self-incompatibility, their repertoire of roles has grown to encompass also the regulation of developmental processes. Notably, new studies provide clues to their mode of action, underline the existence of conserved PUB-kinase modules, and suggest new links to G-protein signalling, placing PUBs at the crossroads of major signalling hubs...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236920/brazilian-version-of-the-cognitive-failures-questionnaire-cfq-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-evidence-of-validity-and-reliability
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Jonas J de Paula, Danielle S Costa, Débora M de Miranda, Marco A Romano-Silva
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive failures are simple mistakes in routine activities, such as forgetting commitments and experiencing difficulty concentrating. The Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ) was designed to assess the frequency of these errors in everyday life. Although widely used in psychiatry and psychology, both in clinical and research settings, it has not been adapted for use in Brazil. Our objective was to perform cross-cultural adaptation of the CFQ for the Brazilian reality and assess its validity and reliability...
December 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236556/mechanisms-of-change-for-children-participating-in-therapeutic-horse-riding-a-grounded-theory
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R A Martin, F P Graham, W J Taylor, W M M Levack
AIM: To develop a model for understanding mechanisms of change in health outcomes for riders with disabilities participating in therapeutic horse riding (THR). METHODS: Using grounded theory methods we collected and analyzed data from interviews with 16 child riders and 18 caregivers, teachers and primary therapists, and from participant-observation during THR sessions. RESULTS: The central concept underpinning the model illustrating mechanisms of change was "gaining the tools to go on...
December 13, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235942/the-process-of-adaptation-following-a-new-diagnosis-of-type-1-diabetes-in-adulthood-a-meta-synthesis
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Mette Due-Christensen, Vibeke Zoffmann, Ingrid Willaing, David Hopkins, Angus Forbes
While Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is generally associated with childhood, half of all cases occur in adulthood. The adaptive strategies individuals employ during the initial adaptive phase may have an important impact on their risk of future diabetes complications and their psychosocial well-being. We conducted a systematic review of six databases and included nine qualitative studies in a meta-synthesis, the aims of which were to develop a better understanding of how adults newly diagnosed with T1D experience the diagnosis and the phenomena associated with the early process of adaptation to life with diabetes...
January 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235393/needs-of-people-with-advanced-dementia-in-their-final-phase-of-life-a-multi-perspective-qualitative-study-in-nursing-homes
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Holger Schmidt, Yvonne Eisenmann, Heidrun Golla, Raymond Voltz, Klaus Maria Perrar
BACKGROUND: People with advanced dementia present an important target group for palliative care. They suffer a range of symptoms, and their verbal communication abilities are highly restricted. At present, little is known about their needs in the final phase of life. AIM: To identify the needs of people with advanced dementia in their final phase of life and to explore the aspects relevant to first recognize and then meet these needs. DESIGN: Multi-perspective qualitative study using grounded theory methodology conducting group discussions, individual interviews, and participant observation...
December 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235199/adaptation-of-the-bone-marrow-stroma-in-hematopoietic-malignancies-current-concepts-and-models
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REVIEW
Ben Doron, Mithila Handu, Peter Kurre
The bone marrow stroma maintains hematopoiesis and coordinately regulates regenerative responses through dynamic interactions with hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Recent studies indicate that stromal components in the bone marrow of leukemia patients undergo a process of successive adaptation that in turn exerts dramatic effects on the hematopoietic stem cell compartment and promotes leukemic drug resistance. Functional changes in discrete marrow stromal populations can therefore be considered an aspect of leukemia biogenesis in that they create an aberrant, self-reinforcing microenvironment...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234931/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-access-program-a-group-intervention-to-improve-social-adaptive-functioning-stress-coping-and-self-determination-outcomes-in-young-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Tasha M Oswald, Breanna Winder-Patel, Steven Ruder, Guibo Xing, Aubyn Stahmer, Marjorie Solomon
The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled trial was to investigate the acceptability and efficacy of the Acquiring Career, Coping, Executive control, Social Skills (ACCESS) Program, a group intervention tailored for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to enhance critical skills and beliefs that promote adult functioning, including social and adaptive skills, self-determination skills, and coping self-efficacy. Forty-four adults with ASD (ages 18-38; 13 females) and their caregivers were randomly assigned to treatment or waitlist control...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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