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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145013/parenting-and-family-adjustment-scales-pafas-validation-of-a-brief-parent-report-measure-for-use-with-families-who-have-a-child-with-a-developmental-disability
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Trevor G Mazzucchelli, Julie Hodges, Robert T Kane, Kate Sofronoff, Matthew R Sanders, Stewart Einfeld, Bruce Tonge, Kylie M Gray
BACKGROUND: Children with a developmental disability are three to four times more likely than their typically developing peers of developing significant emotional and behavioural problems. There is strong evidence to suggest that individual biological and psychological factors interact with family functioning to precipitate and perpetuate these problems. AIMS: This study examined the psychometric properties of a brief measure, the Parent and Family Adjustment Scales (PAFAS) for use with parents of children with a developmental disability...
November 13, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139322/how-pupils-on-the-autism-spectrum-make-sense-of-themselves-in-the-context-of-their-experiences-in-a-mainstream-school-setting-a-qualitative-metasynthesis
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Emma I Williams, Kate Gleeson, Bridget E Jones
Evidence that interpersonal interactions and self-appraisal in social context are crucial in developing self-understanding raises concerns about how pupils with autism spectrum disorder make sense of themselves in school settings where many experience social marginalisation. Metasynthesis was used to systematically extract and integrate findings from qualitative studies examining the mainstream school experiences of these students. Synthesised findings identified three, intermeshing, aspects of experience which contribute to many pupils with autism spectrum disorder making sense of themselves as 'different' to typical peers in a negative way: difficulties linked to autism spectrum disorder; interpersonal relationships, particularly with peers; and accessibility of the school environment...
November 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138272/the-role-of-peers-for-diabetes-management-in-adolescents-and-emerging-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-a-longitudinal-study
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Koen Raymaekers, Leen Oris, Sofie Prikken, Philip Moons, Eva Goossens, Ilse Weets, Koen Luyckx
OBJECTIVE: The increasing importance of peers in adolescence and emerging adulthood has been widely acknowledged. However, longitudinal research linking the peer context to diabetes management and outcomes is scarce. The present longitudinal study in a large sample of youths with type 1 diabetes related both positive and negative peer variables to diabetes outcomes over a time interval of 1 year. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Our sample consisted of 467 adolescents (14-17 years of age) and emerging adults (18-25 years of age) with type 1 diabetes who participated in a two-wave longitudinal study...
November 14, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138127/exploring-working-relationships-in-mental-health-care-via-an-e-recovery-portal-qualitative-study-on-the-experiences-of-service-users-and-health-providers
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Monica Strand, Deede Gammon, Lillian Sofie Eng, Cornelia Ruland
BACKGROUND: The quality of working relationships between service users and health providers is fundamental in the processes of recovery in mental health. How Internet-based interventions will influence these relationships for persons with long-term care needs, and the measures that can be taken to maintain and enhance working relationships through Internet, is still not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to gain insights into how service users and health providers experience their working relationships when they are offered the option of supplementing ongoing collaboration with an e-recovery portal...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137596/analysis-of-breast-cancer-subtypes-by-ap-isa-biclustering
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Liying Yang, Yunyan Shen, Xiguo Yuan, Junying Zhang, Jianhua Wei
BACKGROUND: Gene expression profiling has led to the definition of breast cancer molecular subtypes: Basal-like, HER2-enriched, LuminalA, LuminalB and Normal-like. Different subtypes exhibit diverse responses to treatment. In the past years, several traditional clustering algorithms have been applied to analyze gene expression profiling. However, accurate identification of breast cancer subtypes, especially within highly variable LuminalA subtype, remains a challenge. Furthermore, the relationship between DNA methylation and expression level in different breast cancer subtypes is not clear...
November 14, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133138/contextual-factors-and-motivations-affecting-rural-community-sanitation-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Josef Novotný, Jiří Hasman, Martin Lepič
BACKGROUND: Unsafe management of human faecal waste represents a major risk for public health, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Efforts to improve sanitation conditions are considerably sensitive to contextual specifics of natural and social environments. This review operationalises, analyses, and synthesises evidence of how contextual factors and motivations affect different sanitation outcomes with a specific focus on community approaches to rural sanitation. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We operationalised contextual factors and motivations as determinants that influence sanitation conditions independently of the examined intervention...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130252/i-introduction-moving-through-adolescence-developmental-trajectories-of-african-american-and-european-american-youth
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Leslie Morrison Gutman, Stephen C Peck, Oksana Malanchuk, Arnold J Sameroff, Jacquelynne S Eccles
In this monograph, we investigate the developmental trajectories of a predominantly middle-class, community-based sample of European American and African American adolescents growing up in urban, suburban, and rural areas in Maryland, United States. Within risk-protection and positive youth development frameworks, we selected developmental measures based on the normative tasks of adolescence and the most widely studied indicators in the three major contexts of development: families, peer groups, and schools...
December 2017: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128295/the-impact-of-peer-mentor-communication-with-older-adults-on-depressive-symptoms-and-working-alliance-a-pilot-study
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Jin Hui Joo, Seungyoung Hwang, Joseph J Gallo, Debra L Roter
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to describe peer communication in meetings with depressed elders, associate their relationship with working alliance and depression and assess congruence of communication with training. METHODS: Three peers with a history of depression, in recovery, received 20h of training in peer mentoring for depression as part of an 8-week pilot program for 23 depressed older adults. Each peer-client meeting was recorded; a sample of 69 recorded meetings were chosen across the program period and coded with the Roter Interaction Analysis System, a validated medical interaction analysis system...
October 20, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128195/-what-support-of-young-presenting-a-first-psychotic-episode-when-schooling-is-being-challenged
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M-N Vacheron, H Veyrat-Masson, E Wehbe
Psychiatric disorders (more specifically mood disorders and psychosis) represent the 1st cause of disability among young people. Unemployment rate between 75 to 95% for the person with schizophrenia. It is correlated to poor social integration and bad economic status, worse symptomatology loss of autonomy as well as global bad functioning. It is responsible of more than half of the overall cost of psychosis. The onset of most of psychiatric disorders occur between the age of 25 and 35 years old, a critical time in young adult life when they should build their professional as well as social future...
November 8, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126897/self-efficacy-and-physical-activity-among-adults-with-visual-impairments
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Justin A Haegele, T Nicole Kirk, Xihe Zhu
BACKGROUND: According to empirical evidence, adults with visual impairments are generally less physically active than their sighted peers, however less is known about what specific motivational factors influence physical activity participation among this population. While research has identified self-efficacy as one important motivational factor for physical activity, no previous research has examined this association among individuals with visual impairments. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of the current study was to examine the association between self-efficacy and physical activity for adults with visual impairments...
October 31, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125975/prospective-prediction-of-arrests-for-driving-under-the-influence-from-relationship-patterns-with-family-and-friends-in-adolescence
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William E Pelham, Thomas J Dishion
Driving under the influence (DUI) is dangerous and costly, yet there are few prospective studies on modifiable risk and protective processes that would inform prevention. Middle adolescence, when most individuals are first learning to drive and first using alcohol, may be a particularly salient period for family and friendship influences on DUI risk. In the present study, youth's family and friendship environments were observed and measured at age 16 in a diverse community sample (n=999), and then court records were used to document arrest for DUI through the age of 32years...
October 13, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125906/narrative-review-of-the-educational-vocational-and-financial-needs-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-recommendations-for-support-and-research
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Joanna E Fardell, Claire E Wakefield, Pandora Patterson, Alistair Lum, Richard J Cohn, Simon A Pini, Ursula M Sansom Daly
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have unique needs around education and vocation during and after treatment. This narrative review series aims at documenting the unique needs of AYAs from the current literature and at providing recommendations to inform an update of the Australian National Service Delivery Framework for AYAs with Cancer. AYAs with cancer may experience impairments to cognitive, physical, and psychological functioning and health, which can adversely affect their academic grades, peer relationships, and likelihood of entering the workforce...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125691/virtual-environment-for-social-information-processing-assessment-of-children-with-and-without-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Nicole Russo-Ponsaran, Clark McKown, Jason Johnson, Jaclyn Russo, Jacob Crossman, Ilana Reife
Social information processing (SIP) skills are critical for developing and maintaining peer relationships. Building on existing assessment techniques, Virtual Environment for SIP (VESIP(TM) ), a simulation-based assessment that immerses children in social decision-making scenarios, was developed. This study presents preliminary evidence of VESIP's usefulness for measuring SIP skills in children with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Twenty-one children with ASD and 29 control children participated...
November 10, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124684/racial-ethnic-disparities-a-longitudinal-study-of-growth-trajectories-among-us-kindergarten-children
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Inyang A Isong, Tracy Richmond, Mauricio Avendaño, Ichiro Kawachi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: While previous studies have documented racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity, less is known about when disparities emerge, how they evolve, and the most appropriate early childhood period for targeted interventions. We examined racial/ethnic differences in growth trajectories among US kindergarten-aged children followed from birth and identified sensitive periods at which disparities emerge. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is a longitudinal study design using Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort data...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122268/comparison-of-pediatric-self-reports-and-parent-proxy-reports-utilizing-promis-results-from-a-chiropractic-practice-based-research-network
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Joel Alcantara, Jeanne Ohm, Junjoe Alcantara
OBJECTIVE: To measure the cross-informant variant of pediatric quality of life (QoL) based on self-reports and parent proxy measures. METHODS: A secondary analysis of baseline data obtained from two independent studies measuring the QoL based on the pediatric PROMIS-25 self-report and the PROMIS parent-proxy items banks. A scoring manual associated raw scores to a T score metric (mean = 50; SD = 10). Reliability of QoL ratings utilized the ICC while comparison of mean T Scores utilized the unpaired t-test...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121895/the-relationship-between-resident-burnout-and-safety-related-and-acceptability-related-quality-of-healthcare-a-systematic-literature-review
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Carolyn S Dewa, Desmond Loong, Sarah Bonato, Lucy Trojanowski, Margaret Rea
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest in examining the relationship between physician wellbeing and quality of patient care. However, few reviews have specifically focused on resident burnout and quality of patient care. The purpose of this systematic literature review of the current scientific literature is to address the question, "How does resident burnout affect the quality of healthcare related to the dimensions of acceptability and safety?" METHODS: This systematic literature review uses a multi-step screening process of publicly available peer-reviewed studies from five electronic databases: (1) Medline Current, (2) Medline In-process, (3) PsycINFO, (4) Embase, and (5) Web of Science...
November 9, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121891/conference-presentation-to-publication-a-retrospective-study-evaluating-quality-of-abstracts-and-journal-articles-in-medical-education-research
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Christopher R Stephenson, Brianna E Vaa, Amy T Wang, Darrell R Schroeder, Thomas J Beckman, Darcy A Reed, Adam P Sawatsky
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence regarding the comparative quality of abstracts and articles in medical education research. The Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument (MERSQI), which was developed to evaluate the quality of reporting in medical education, has strong validity evidence for content, internal structure, and relationships to other variables. We used the MERSQI to compare the quality of reporting for conference abstracts, journal abstracts, and published articles...
November 9, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115672/peer-problems-among-postinstitutionalized-internationally-adopted-children-relations-to-hypocortisolism-parenting-quality-and-adhd-symptoms
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Clio E Pitula, Carrie E DePasquale, Shanna B Mliner, Megan R Gunnar
Seventy-eight postinstitutionalized (PI) children adopted at ages 17-36 months were assessed 2, 8, 16, and 24 months postadoption on measures of cortisol and parenting quality, and compared to same-aged children adopted from foster care (FC, n = 45) and nonadopted children (NA, n = 45). In kindergarten (Mage  = 6.0 years), teachers, parents, and trained observers completed measures of peer relationships and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. PI children had more peer problems and ADHD symptoms according to teachers and observers than NA children with FC children in between, whereas both PI and FC children were at significantly greater risk of hypocortisolism (i...
November 8, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113843/negative-eating-attitudes-and-behaviors-among-adolescents-the-role-of-parental-control-and-perceived-peer-support
#19
Ugo Pace, Giulio D'Urso, Carla Zappulla
In the present study, we examined from a longitudinal perspective the relationship between parental (both maternal and paternal) psychological control, perceived peer support, and negative eating attitudes and behaviors, focusing on the moderating role that perceived peer support may play in the relationship between parental psychological control in early adolescence and negative eating attitudes and behaviors in late adolescence. In Wave 1, participants were 507 adolescents (249 boys and 258 girls) aged from 14 to 15 years (M = 14...
November 4, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112897/integrity-in-nursing-students-a-concept-analysis
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REVIEW
Christine A Devine, Elizabeth Danells Chin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review was to clarify the concept of nursing student integrity. Unlike published reviews that highlight the absence of integrity, the author sought to identify the positive defining characteristics of integrity. DESIGN: Concept analysis. DATA SOURCES: A literature review was conducted using the Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health, Social Science Index, Psyc Info and Medline. Inclusion criteria included peer reviewed articles, written in English, with no limitation on publication date...
October 31, 2017: Nurse Education Today
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