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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697525/-what-enhances-teachers-health-at-inclusive-primary-schools-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Merle Riechmann-Wolf, Matthias Claus, Renate Kimbel, Klaus Schöne, Annika Claus, Stephan Letzel, Dirk-Matthias Rose
Aim Teachers' suggestions to enhance their health at inclusive primary schools ("Schwerpunktgrundschulen") were analyzed by quantitative content analysis taking personal or job-related parameters of effort and strain into consideration. Method The paper and pencil cross-sectional study was conducted by Institut für Lehrergesundheit (IFL) between August 2013 and April 2015 at 14 schools in Rhineland-Palatinate. Overall response rate was 46.3% (143/309 teachers). The answers to the open-ended question "Which concrete job-related measures would enhance your wellbeing or health situation at your work place?" was categorized and quantified...
July 11, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595817/relationships-between-study-habits-burnout-and-general-surgery-resident-performance-on-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-training-examination
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Matthew R Smeds, Carol R Thrush, Faith K McDaniel, Roop Gill, Mary K Kimbrough, Brian D Shames, Jeffrey J Sussman, Joseph M Galante, Catherine M Wittgen, Parswa Ansari, Steven R Allen, Michael S Nussbaum, Donald T Hess, David C Knight, Frederick R Bentley
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) is used by programs to evaluate the knowledge and readiness of trainees to sit for the general surgery qualifying examination. It is often used as a tool for resident promotion and may be used by fellowship programs to evaluate candidates. Burnout has been associated with job performance and satisfaction; however, its presence and effects on surgical trainees' performance are not well studied. We sought to understand factors including burnout and study habits that may contribute to performance on the ABSITE examination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580025/using-a-computer-simulation-to-improve-psychological-readiness-for-job-interviewing-in-unemployed-individuals-of-pre-retirement-age
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Rimma M Aysina, Galina I Efremova, Zhanna A Maksimenko, Mikhail V Nikiforov
Unemployed individuals of pre-retirement age face significant challenges in finding a new job. This may be partly due to their lack of psychological readiness to go through a job interview. We view psychological readiness as one of the psychological attitude components. It is an active conscious readiness to interact with a certain aspect of reality, based on previously acquired experience. It includes a persons' special competence to manage their activities and cope with anxiety. We created Job Interview Simulation Training (JIST) - a computer-based simulator, which allowed unemployed job seekers to practice interviewing repeatedly in a stress-free environment...
May 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574895/job-and-role-transitions-the-pathway-to-career-evolution
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Michael R Bleich
An individual's career trajectory evolves with each job and role transition. Over time, job/role experiences trigger choices as to whether to stay in a particular job setting or role. Reflective questions guide the process of deciding whether and when it is time to transition. Considerations include role fit with lifestyle expectations, need for advanced knowledge and formal education, and readiness for upward or lateral movement. Using a framework modeled after the work of Bolman and Deal, this article presents 4 lenses to guide a careerist's readiness and need for change: human resource, structural, political, and symbolic factors...
July 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557724/implementation-of-helping-babies-breathe-a-3-year-experience-in-tanzania
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Lauren Arlington, Allan Kaijunga Kairuki, Kahabi G Isangula, Robson A Meda, Erica Thomas, Akwila Temu, Victor Mponzi, Dunstan Bishanga, Georgina Msemo, Mary Azayo, Brett D Nelson
OBJECTIVES: This first-ever country-level study assesses the implementation of the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program in 15 of Tanzania's mainland regions by measuring coverage, adoption and retention of provider skills, acceptability among providers, and barriers and challenges to at-scale implementation. METHODS: Longitudinal facility-level follow-up visits assessed provider resuscitation knowledge and skills in using objective structured clinical examinations and readiness of facilities to resuscitate newborns, in terms of birth attendants trained and essential equipment available and functional...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512519/an-internship-may-not-be-enough-enhancing-bioscience-industry-job-readiness-through-practicum-experiences
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Jason M Cramer, Paul T Hamilton
In contrast to the narrowing of options in academic careers, the bioscience industry offers robust employment opportunities for STEM-trained workers, especially those who display both scientific and business talent. Unfortunately, traditional science programs typically lack curricular features that develop this type of worker. The North Carolina State University Master of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) program facilitates industry-specific experiential learning to fill this training gap. Similar programs often rely on a single industry internship to provide students relevant work experience, but completion of one internship might not suffice to position students for employment in a highly competitive job market...
April 2017: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466237/an-exploration-of-factors-that-effect-the-implementation-of-peer-support-services-in-community-mental-health-settings
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Michael A Mancini
This study explored the integration of peer services into community mental health settings through qualitative interviews with peer-providers and non-peer mental health workers. Results show peer job satisfaction was contingent upon role clarity, autonomy, and acceptance by non-peer coworkers. Mental health workers reported the need for organizational support for peer services and guidance about how to utilize peers, negotiate their professional boundaries and accommodate their mental health needs. Effective peer integration requires organizational readiness, staff preparation and clear policies and procedures...
May 2, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461880/step-test-a-method-for-evaluating-maximum-oxygen-consumption-to-determine-the-ability-kind-of-work-among-students-of-medical-emergencies
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Payam Heydari, Sakineh Varmazyar, Ahmad Nikpey, Ali Safari Variani, Mojtaba Jafarvand
INTRODUCTION: Maximum oxygen consumption shows the maximum oxygen rate of muscle oxygenation that is acceptable in many cases, to measure the fitness between person and the desired job. Given that medical emergencies are important, and difficult jobs in emergency situations require people with high physical ability and readiness for the job, the aim of this study was to evaluate the maximum oxygen consumption, to determine the ability of work type among students of medical emergencies in Qazvin in 2016...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371553/measuring-executive-function-in-indian-mothers-and-their-4-year-old-daughters
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Antje von Suchodoletz, Pauline L Slot, Delshad M Shroff
Executive function (EF), including cognitive flexibility, attention shifting, and inhibitory control, has been linked to a range of outcomes across the lifespan, such as school readiness and academic functioning, job performance, health, and social-emotional well-being. Yet, research investigating links between parent EF and child EF is still limited. This is partly due to challenges in measuring the same EF abilities in parents and their children. The current study investigated the applicability of a computer-based battery of various EF tasks for use with both mothers and children...
March 2017: PsyCh Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277156/maternal-self-efficacy-postpartum-depression-and-their-relationship-with-functional-status-in-iranian-mothers
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Fahimeh Fathi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand
Readiness to care for family, infant, and self are important during the postpartum period. The objective of this study was to determine the relationships of self-efficacy and postpartum depressive symptoms with functional status in randomly sampled Iranian mothers (n = 437). The study was cross-sectional and conducted in 2015. The mean (SD) of the total functional status score was 2.3 (0.2) out of a possible score of 1-4. The maximum and minimum scores in infant care were 4.0 and 2.2 and, in social and community activity, levels were 3...
February 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057317/factors-influencing-emergency-nurses-burnout-during-an-outbreak-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-korea
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Ji Soo Kim, Jeong Sil Choi
PURPOSE: Emergency department (ED) nurses suffer from persistent stress after experiencing the traumatic event of exposure to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which can subsequently lead to burnout. This study aimed to assess ED nurses' burnout level during an outbreak of MERS-CoV and to identify influencing factors in order to provide basic information for lowering and preventing the level of burnout. METHODS: Study participants were ED nurses working in eight hospitals designated for treating MERS-CoV-infected patients in Korea...
December 2016: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893517/ready-for-change-the-role-of-physician-and-staff-engagement-burnout-and-workplace-attributes
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Dorothy Hung, Po-Han Chen
We examined factors associated with change readiness among 343 primary care physicians and 590 nonphysician staff undergoing "Lean"-based process improvements. Baseline levels of engagement were associated with greater readiness for change across all measured domains. Job-related burnout correlated with greater need for change, but lower self-efficacy and perceived support, whereas a personal sense of accomplishment was associated with higher efficacy to implement changes. At a department level, teamwork, participation in decision making, and change history were associated with higher engagement and lower burnout among physicians and staff; conversely, a busy or stressful department correlated with lower engagement and higher burnout...
April 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833814/regional-variation-in-fire-weather-controls-the-reported-occurrence-of-scottish-wildfires
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G Matt Davies, Colin J Legg
Fire is widely used as a traditional habitat management tool in Scotland, but wildfires pose a significant and growing threat. The financial costs of fighting wildfires are significant and severe wildfires can have substantial environmental impacts. Due to the intermittent occurrence of severe fire seasons, Scotland, and the UK as a whole, remain somewhat unprepared. Scotland currently lacks any form of Fire Danger Rating system that could inform managers and the Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) of periods when there is a risk of increased of fire activity...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779264/the-death-of-the-job-plot-transparency-open-science-and-online-tools-uncertainty-estimation-methods-and-other-developments-in-supramolecular-chemistry-data-analysis
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D Brynn Hibbert, Pall Thordarson
Data analysis is central to understanding phenomena in host-guest chemistry. We describe here recent developments in this field starting with the revelation that the popular Job plot method is inappropriate for most problems in host-guest chemistry and that the focus should instead be on systematically fitting data and testing all reasonable binding models. We then discuss approaches for estimating uncertainties in binding studies using case studies and simulations to highlight key issues. Related to this is the need for ready access to data and transparency in the methodology or software used, and we demonstrate an example a webportal () that aims to address this issue...
October 25, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689600/important-skills-for-biomedical-services-the-perspectives-of-malaysian-employers-and-employees
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Yahya Buntat, Muhammad Sukri Saud, Mahani Mokhtar, Yusri Kamin, Lim Set Feh
BACKGROUND: Increase in the occurrence of existing diseases, continual emergence of new or exotic diseases and re-emergence of old diseases have placed increasing demands on biomedical services in Malaysia. Biomedical technicians play an important role in operating biomedical instruments. However, there are no clear specifications about characteristics and traits for these semi-professional employees. Employers in a few studies claimed that biomedical graduates are not ready to enter and face challenges in the job market...
October 17, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637269/physicians-pharmaceutical-sales-representatives-interactions-and-conflict-of-interest-challenges-and-solutions
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Avinash R Patwardhan
Physician-industry relationships have come a long way since serious debates began after a 1990 Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources report on the topic. On one side, the Sun Shine Act of 2007, now a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that mandates disclosure of payments and gifts to the physicians, has injected more transparency into the relationships, and on the other side, numerous voluntary self-regulation guidelines have been instituted to protect patients. However, despite these commendable efforts, problem persists...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625589/safety-climate-and-readiness-for-implementation-of-evidence-and-person-centered-practice-a-national-study-of-registered-nurses-in-general-surgical-care-at-swedish-university-hospitals
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Camilla Olsson, Anna Forsberg, Kristofer Bjerså
BACKGROUND: The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. The aim of this study was to explore the safety climate and readiness to implement evidence-based and person centered care as perceived by registered nurses in Swedish surgical care. METHODS: The design was an exploratory, cross-sectional survey carried out in a national Swedish context...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621512/assuming-a-pharmacy-organization-leadership-position-a-guide-for-pharmacy-leaders
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EDITORIAL
Blake Shay, Robert J Weber
Important and influential pharmacy organization leadership positions, such as president, board member, or committee chair, are volunteer positions and require a commitment of personal and professional time. These positions provide excellent opportunities for leadership development, personal promotion, and advancement of the profession. In deciding to assume a leadership position, interested individuals must consider the impact on their personal and professional commitments and relationships, career planning, employer support, current and future department projects, employee support, and personal readiness...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614465/workplace-interventions-to-prevent-disability-from-both-the-scientific-and-practice-perspectives-a-comparison-of-scientific-literature-grey-literature-and-stakeholder-observations
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Kelly Williams-Whitt, Ute Bültmann, Benjamin Amick, Fehmidah Munir, Torill H Tveito, Johannes R Anema
Purpose The significant individual and societal burden of work disability could be reduced if supportive workplace strategies could be added to evidence-based clinical treatment and rehabilitation to improve return-to-work (RTW) and other disability outcomes. The goal of this article is to summarize existing research on workplace interventions to prevent disability, relate these to employer disability management practices, and recommend future research priorities. Methods The authors participated in a year-long collaboration that ultimately led to an invited 3-day conference, Improving Research of Employer Practices to Prevent Disability, held October 14-16, 2015, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA...
December 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597730/patients-readiness-to-receive-psychosocial-care-during-nurse-led-routine-diabetes-consultations-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-study
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Anneke van Dijk-de Vries, Marloes A van Bokhoven, Sabine de Jong, Job F M Metsemakers, Peter F M Verhaak, Trudy van der Weijden, Jacques Th M van Eijk
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus face several emotional and social consequences of their chronic illness in their everyday life. Symptoms of distress and depression are prevalent. For providing psychosocial self-management support, nurses in primary care were trained to identify patients with psychosocial problems during routine medically-shaped diabetes consultations. However, detection rates appeared to be strikingly low. OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to examine patients' readiness to discuss psychosocial problems with nurses during diabetes consultations...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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