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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817430/beyond-citation-rates-a-real-time-impact-analysis-of-health-professions-education-research-using-altmetrics
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Lauren A Maggio, Holly S Meyer, Anthony R Artino
PURPOSE: To complement traditional citation-based metrics, which take years to accrue and indicate only academic attention, academia has begun considering altmetrics or alternative metrics, which provide timely feedback on an article's impact by tracking its dissemination via nontraditional outlets, such as blogs and social media, across audiences. This article describes altmetrics and examines altmetrics attention, outlets used, and top article characteristics for health professions education (HPE) research...
August 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813437/a-systematic-review-of-the-relationship-between-internet-use-self-harm-and-suicidal-behaviour-in-young-people-the-good-the-bad-and-the-unknown
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Amanda Marchant, Keith Hawton, Ann Stewart, Paul Montgomery, Vinod Singaravelu, Keith Lloyd, Nicola Purdy, Kate Daine, Ann John
BACKGROUND: Research exploring internet use and self-harm is rapidly expanding amidst concerns regarding influences of on-line activities on self-harm and suicide, especially in young people. We aimed to systematically review evidence regarding the potential influence of the internet on self-harm/suicidal behaviour in young people. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review based on an electronic search for articles published between 01/01/2011 and 26/01/2015 across databases including Medline, Cochrane and PsychInfo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797853/european-association-for-palliative-care-forging-a-vision-of-excellence-in-palliative-care-in-central-and-eastern-european-and-former-sovjet-union-countries-cee-fsu
#3
Lukas Radbruch, Julie Ling, Katalin Hegedus, Philip Larkin
The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) represents many thousands of health care workers and volunteers working in or with an interest in palliative care. In 2016, the EAPC has individual members from 48 nations across the world, and collective members from 57 national palliative care associations in 32 European Countries. Throughout its history, the EAPC has produced guidance on a range of palliative care issues. The biennial congresses and research congresses and the comprehensive website (www...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795413/nursing-lives-in-the-blogosphere-a-thematic-analysis-of-anonymous-online-nursing-narratives
#4
Aimee Castro, Gavin Andrews
AIM: To explore the work-life narratives of nurses through a thematic analysis of the nursing accounts they post in their publicly accessible, anonymous blogs. BACKGROUND: Many nurses participate on social media. Blogs have been advocated as a self-reflective tool in nursing practice, yet as far as the authors are aware, no previous studies have explored nurses' individual blogs for their potential to reveal nurses' perceptions of nursing work. DESIGN: The research design was qualitative description...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792839/confidence-and-competence-is-what-makes-the-difference-on-the-frontline
#5
Clare Price-Dowd
In this third blog in the series, Clare Price-Dowd, Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy, Leeds, discusses the importance of having both confident and competent nurses delivering care.
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783855/the-preference-of-women-and-men-regarding-female-genital-depilation
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Maria Luiza Prudente de Oliveira Sangiorgi, Lucia Alves da Silva Lara, Maria Rita Lerri, Rui Alberto Ferriani, Adriana Peterson Mariano Salata Romão
Purpose To evaluate the preferences of women and men regarding female pubic hair depilation and identify possible reasons for these preferences. Methods This is a cross-sectional study of men and women over 18 years old who were invited by the official blog of our institution to respond anonymously to an online and self-administered questionnaire made by the researchers. The analyses were made using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS, SAS Inc., Cary, NC, US) software, version 9.3, and contingency tables were used to verify the distribution of variables...
August 7, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783240/social-media-use-in-german-visceral-surgeons-a-cross-sectional-study-of-a-national-cohort
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C M Boßelmann, B Griffiths, H J Gallagher, K E Matzel, R R W Brady
BACKGROUND: Engagement in social media is increasing. Medical professionals have been adapting LinkedIn, a professional networking site, and Twitter, a micro-blogging service, for a number of uses. This development has been described for a number of medical specialties, but there remains a paucity of European data. A study was undertaken to measure engagement and activity of German visceral surgeons on social media platforms. METHOD: Visceral surgeons were identified from 15 regional Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigungen) opt-in registers...
August 7, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764311/altmetrics-a-collated-adjunct-beyond-citations-for-scholarly-impact-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Basavaraj Patthi, Monika Prasad, Ritu Gupta, Ashish Singla, Jishnu Krishna Kumar, Kuldeep Dhama, Irfan Ali, Lav Kumar Niraj
INTRODUCTION: In emerging Figures, scholars are unifying social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, open nature of these tools reveals the scholarly action to be clear and unambiguous. Metrics which is set on these activities could enlighten broader, faster measures of impact, supplementing traditional citation metrics. AIM: The present review aims to analyse the correlation of altmetrics with the traditional citations in medical research...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758029/concern-noted-a-descriptive-study-of-editorial-expressions-of-concern-in-pubmed-and-pubmed-central
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Melissa Vaught, Diana C Jordan, Hilda Bastian
BACKGROUND: An editorial expression of concern (EEoC) is issued by editors or publishers to draw attention to potential problems in a publication, without itself constituting a retraction or correction. METHODS: We searched PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), and Google Scholar to identify EEoCs issued for publications in PubMed and PMC up to 22 August 2016. We also searched the archives of the Retraction Watch blog, some journal and publisher websites, and studies of EEoCs...
2017: Research Integrity and Peer Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756796/identification-of-keywords-from-twitter-and-web-blog-posts-to-detect-influenza-epidemics-in-korea
#10
Hyekyung Woo, Hyeon Sung Cho, Eunyoung Shim, Jong Koo Lee, Kihwang Lee, Gilyoung Song, Youngtae Cho
OBJECTIVE: Social media data are a highly contextual health information source. The objective of this study was to identify Korean keywords for detecting influenza epidemics from social media data. METHODS: We included data from Twitter and online blog posts to obtain a sufficient number of candidate indicators and to represent a larger proportion of the Korean population. We performed the following steps: initial keyword selection; generation of a keyword time series using a preprocessing approach; optimal feature selection; model building and validation using least absolute shrinkage and selection operator, support vector machine (SVM), and random forest regression (RFR)...
July 31, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749892/international-nursing-congress-brings-together-nurses-from-across-the-globe
#11
Maureen Shawn Kennedy, Amanda Anderson
AJN's editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and editorial board member and contributing editor Amanda Anderson attended the 2017 International Council of Nurses Congress May 27 to June 1 in Barcelona, and present the highlights here. This report expands on the summary posted on AJN's blog, Off the Charts: https://wp.me/p7sy0l-6sD.
August 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747291/dental-blogs-podcasts-and-associated-social-media-descriptive-mapping-and-analysis
#12
Julia Melkers, Diana Hicks, Simone Rosenblum, Kimberley R Isett, Jacqueline Elliott
BACKGROUND: Studies of social media in both medicine and dentistry have largely focused on the value of social media for marketing to and communicating with patients and for clinical education. There is limited evidence of how dental clinicians contribute to and use social media to disseminate and access information relevant to clinical care. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to inventory and assess the entry, growth, sources, and content of clinically relevant social media in dentistry...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745106/why-should-we-use-online-research-methods-four-doctoral-health-student-perspectives
#13
Jennifer Germain, Jane Harris, Sean Mackay, Clare Maxwell
The growth of the Internet has led to an increase in researchers utilizing online methods. Online communities such as forums, blogs, and video platforms are particularly useful for research involving populations that are Internet savvy, seldom heard or discussing sensitive or illicit behavior. Drawing upon the experiences of four doctoral health students who are using online methods, this article discusses the value and benefits of conducting online research as well as the limitations and difficulties encountered...
July 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717755/innovative-breast-cancer-awareness-and-advocacy-campaign
#14
Omolola Salako, Alero A Roberts, Victor I Isibor, Oluwatimilehin Babatunde, Omolara Fatiregun, Chukwumere N Nwogu
Breast cancer is a major disease in Nigeria; in 2012, 27,304 new occurrences were diagnosed, and the number of mortalities was 13,960. Greater than 70% of patients present with advanced disease, which has a poor survival outcome. The mortality rates are high mainly because of a lack of awareness about breast health, screening guidelines, and treatment centers, and because of sociocultural barriers. In Nigeria, health care professionals remain the backbone for the provision of medical information to the public...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706197/completeness-of-community-structure-in-networks
#15
Jia-Rong Xie, Pan Zhang, Hai-Feng Zhang, Bing-Hong Wang
By defining a new measure to community structure, exclusive modularity, and based on cavity method of statistical physics, we develop a mathematically principled method to determine the completeness of community structure, which represents whether a partition that is either annotated by experts or given by a community-detection algorithm, carries complete information about community structure in the network. Our results demonstrate that the expert partition is surprisingly incomplete in some networks such as the famous political blogs network, indicating that the relation between meta-data and community structure in real-world networks needs to be re-examined...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704082/you-can-never-be-too-care-full
#16
Clare Price-Dowd
In her second blog in the series, Clare Price-Dowd, Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy, Leeds, talks about the importance of care in nurses' day-to-day lives, both for patients and colleagues.
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699836/blogs-and-the-art-of-dying-blogging-with-and-about-severe-cancer-in-late-modern-swedish-society
#17
Yvonne Andersson
In recent years, the common and mundane dying has begun to take place in the public space of the Internet. Among the blogs about food, fashion, travel, and other joyful aspects of life, blogs about severe disease and dying have appeared. The aim of this article is to describe some characteristic features of a sample of cancer blogs and to discuss them in the light of Zygmunt Bauman's theory of the rationalization of death in modernity and theories about networked media, especially the theories about "affective labor" and "ambient intimacy" by McCosker, Darcy, and Pfister...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693642/what-s-trending-in-infection-control-scoping-and-narrative-reviews
#18
Brett G Mitchell, Dayna Petrie, Lindsay Morton, Stephanie J Dancer
OBJECTIVE To explore the trends in infection control peer-reviewed journals, mainstream media, and blogs written by infection control professionals DESIGN Narrative and scoping reviews METHODS Narrative and scoping reviews were performed to identify trending infection prevention and control topics from international journals, national news websites, newspapers, and so-called grey literature throughout 2015. Data were analyzed using word frequencies, and results are displayed in word clouds. RESULTS For 2015, our search identified 6 news websites with a total of published 116 articles, 71 articles from selected newspapers, and 214 publications from infection control websites...
July 11, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681280/elevated-nicotine-dependence-scores-among-electronic-cigarette-users-at-an-electronic-cigarette-convention
#19
Jona M Johnson, Jessica L Muilenburg, Stephen L Rathbun, Xiaozhong Yu, Luke P Naeher, Jia-Sheng Wang
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) conventions are trade shows held across the globe to promote e-cigarette products and provide a venue for users to socialize. E-cigarette users that attend these events likely represent the most intensive e-cigarette user group. No study has characterized addiction and behavior characteristics in this population. We surveyed 131 e-cigarette users attending a large Southeastern e-cigarette convention in Fall 2015. All questions from the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND), select questions from the Penn State Electronic Cigarette Dependence Index, and novel user behavior questions were included...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659840/multiplicity-an-explorative-interview-study-on-personal-experiences-of-people-with-multiple-selves
#20
Gergő Ribáry, László Lajtai, Zsolt Demetrovics, Aniko Maraz
Background and aims: Personality psychology research relies on the notion that humans have a single self that is the result of the individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can be reliably described (i.e., through traits). People who identify themselves as "multiple" have a system of multiple or alternative, selves, that share the same physical body. This is the first study to explore the phenomenon of multiplicity by assessing the experiences of people who identify themselves as "multiple." Methods: First, an Internet forum search was performed using the terms "multiplicity" and "multiple system...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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