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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213189/is-heart-rate-variability-hrv-an-adequate-tool-for-evaluating-human-emotions-a-focus-on-the-use-of-the-international-affective-picture-system-iaps
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Kwang-Ho Choi, Junbeom Kim, O Sang Kwon, Min Ji Kim, Yeon Hee Ryu, Ji-Eun Park
Because human emotion varies greatly among individuals and is a qualitative factor, measuring it with any degree of accuracy is very difficult. Heart rate variability (HRV), which is used in evaluations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), is used to evaluate human emotions. This study examines the validity of HRV as a tool to evaluate emotions using the International Affective Picture System (IAPS). For experimentation, five photos were selected for each of the categories of "happy," "unhappy", and "neutral" from among the images provided by the IAPS...
February 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212717/japanese-normative-data-for-the-unhelpful-thoughts-and-beliefs-about-stuttering-utbas-scales-for-adults-who-stutter
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Shin Ying Chu, Naomi Sakai, Koichi Mori, Lisa Iverach
PURPOSE: This study reports Japanese normative data for the Unhelpful Thoughts and Beliefs about Stuttering (UTBAS) scales. We outline the translation process, and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the UTBAS scales. METHODS: The translation of the UTBAS scales into Japanese (UTBAS-J) was completed using the standard forward-backward translation process, and was administered to 130 Japanese adults who stutter. To validate the UTBAS-J scales, scores for the Japanese and Australian cohorts were compared...
March 2017: Journal of Fluency Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212174/categorizing-and-assessing-negative-symptoms
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Paola Bucci, Silvana Galderisi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a review on studies published in the last year relevant to the categorization and assessment of negative symptoms. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research supported the validity of the 'deficit/non-deficit schizophrenia' categorization. Few studies confirmed the validity of the category 'persistent negative symptoms', whereas no recent study explored the validity of the category 'predominant negative symptoms'. The two-factor structure of the negative dimension is supported by studies reporting different correlates for the two subdomains: diminished expression and avolition/apathy...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211318/health-literacy-in-the-german-population
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Doris Schaeffer, Eva-Maria Berens, Dominique Vogt
BACKGROUND: Persons with low health literacy have difficulty dealing with the health care system and understanding health-related information. Studies from multiple countries have shown that low health literacy negatively affects health, health-related and illness-related behavior, and the utilization of health care resources. The data available till now on health literacy in Germany have been sparse. The goal of this study is to acquire representative data on the health literacy of the German population...
January 27, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211190/technology-to-engage-hospitalised-patients-in-their-nutrition-care-a-qualitative-study-of-usability-and-patient-perceptions-of-an-electronic-foodservice-system
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S Roberts, A P Marshall, R Gonzalez, W Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Active patient involvement in nutrition care may improve dietary intakes in hospital. Our team is developing an innovative programme allowing patients to self-assess and self-monitor their nutrition at the bedside. The present study aimed to assess usability and patient perceptions of an electronic foodservice system (EFS) for participating in nutrition care. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted in an Australian tertiary hospital. Participants were sampled purposively and included patients who were able to provide informed consent and communicate in English...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211102/effectiveness-of-vaginal-breech-birth-training-strategies-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Shawn Walker, Eamonn Breslin, Mandie Scamell, Pam Parker
BACKGROUND: The safety of vaginal breech birth depends on the skill of the attendant. The objective of this review was to identify, synthesize, and report the findings of evaluated breech birth training strategies. METHODS: A systematic search of the following on-line databases: Medline, CINAHL Plus, PsychINFO, EBM Reviews/Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Maternity and Infant Care, and Pubmed, using a structured search strategy. Studies were included in the review if they evaluated the efficacy of a breech birth training program or particular strategies, including obstetric emergency training evaluations that reported differentiated outcomes for breech...
February 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210890/toward-a-holistic-environmental-impact-assessment-of-marble-quarrying-and-processing-proposal-of-a-novel-easy-to-use-ipat-based-method
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Cinzia Capitano, Giorgia Peri, Gianfranco Rizzo, Patrizia Ferrante
Marble is a natural dimension stone that is widely used in building due to its resistance and esthetic qualities. Unfortunately, some concerns have arisen regarding its production process because quarrying and processing activities demand significant amounts of energy and greatly affect the environment. Further, performing an environmental analysis of a production process such as that of marble requires the consideration of many environmental aspects (e.g., noise, vibrations, dust and waste production, energy consumption)...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210628/usefulness-of-sweat-management-for-patients-with-adult-atopic-dermatitis-regardless-of-sweat-allergy-a-pilot-study
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Sakae Kaneko, Hiroyuki Murota, Susumu Murata, Ichiro Katayama, Eishin Morita
Background. Sweat is an aggravating factor in atopic dermatitis (AD), regardless of age. Sweat allergy may be involved in AD aggravated by sweating. Objective. We investigated whether sweat exacerbates adult AD symptoms and examined the extent of sweat allergy's involvement. Method. We asked 34 AD patients (17 men, 17 women; mean age: 27.8 years) to record the extent to which sweat aggravated their symptoms on a 10-point numerical scale. Participant responses were compared with histamine release tests (HRT)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210331/self-assessment-quiz
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December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210228/discriminating-between-anxious-and-non-anxious-subjects-using-the-toronto-hospital-alertness-test
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Colin Shapiro, Lucie Truffaut, Sophie Matharan, Valérie Olivier
BACKGROUND: Alertness designates the internal feeling of wakefulness or arousal and is often described to be linked to the level of anxiety. An adequate level of anxiety favoring the alertness needed to deal with a faced specific situation efficiently; too much anxiety can result in failure to process information and respond appropriately. Thus, it would be of interest to verify if different alertness profiles can be observed depending on anxiety level. The Toronto Hospital Alertness Test (THAT) is a test designed to measure alertness...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207415/attitudes-skill-and-use-of-evidence-based-practice-among-us-western-herbal-medicine-providers-a-national-survey
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James E Snow, Matthew J Leach, Bevin A Clare
Background Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been the focus of increasing attention in the teaching and delivery of both complementary and conventional healthcare. Western herbal medicine (WHM) is a system of complementary healthcare rooted in tradition. How WHM practitioners perceive, are prepared for, and use EBP, has to date been largely ignored. We therefore examined the use, opinion, skills, and training in EBP, and barriers and facilitators of EBP uptake, among herbal practitioners in the United States (US)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204933/a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-following-transsexual-surgery
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REVIEW
M Barone, A Cogliandro, N Di Stefano, V Tambone, P Persichetti
BACKGROUND: The aims of our study were to identify studies that evaluated patient satisfaction after transsexual surgery, analyze existing questionnaires, and summarize their development, psychometric properties, and content. METHODS: A systematic review of the English-language literature was performed. Patient-reported outcome measures designed to assess patient satisfaction and quality of life following transsexual surgery were identified. Qualifying instruments were assessed for content and adherence to international guidelines for development and validation...
February 15, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194682/psychopharmacology-prescribing-workshops-a-novel-method-for-teaching-psychiatry-residents-how-to-talk-to-patients-about-medications
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Eileen P Kavanagh, John Cahill, Melissa R Arbuckle, Alison E Lenet, Kalyani Subramanyam, Ronald M Winchel, Ilana Nossel, Ravi DeSilva, Rachel A Caravella, Marra Ackerman, Henry C Park, David A Ross
OBJECTIVE: Traditional, lecture-based methods of teaching pharmacology may not translate into the skills needed to communicate effectively with patients about medications. In response, the authors developed an interactive course for third-year psychiatry residents to reinforce prescribing skills. METHODS: Residents participate in a facilitated group discussion combined with a role-play exercise where they mock-prescribe medication to their peers. Each session is focused on one medication or class of medications with an emphasis on various aspects of informed consent (such as describing the indication, dosing, expected benefits, potential side effects, and necessary work-up and follow up)...
February 13, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194306/a-randomized-exploratory-phase-2-study-in-patients-with-chemotherapy-related-peripheral-neuropathy-evaluating-whole-body-vibration-training-as-adjunct-to-an-integrated-program-including-massage-passive-mobilization-and-physical-exercises
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Stefan S Schönsteiner, Heidi Bauder Mißbach, Axel Benner, Silja Mack, Thomas Hamel, Michael Orth, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Sigurd D Süßmuth, Carolin Geitner, Regine Mayer-Steinacker, Anneliese Riester, Andrea Prokein, Elfriede Erhardt, Jelena Kunecki, Anna M Eisenschink, Rainer Rawer, Hartmut Döhner, Elisabeth Kirchner, Richard F Schlenk
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (CIPN) is a common toxicity after chemotherapy, immunomodulatory drugs or proteasome inhibitors, which is difficult to treat and may also have impact on quality of life. The objective of the study was to evaluate whole-body vibration (WBV) on the background of an integrated program (IP) including massage, passive mobilization and physical exercises on CIPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In an exploratory phase-2 study patients with CIPN (NCI CTC grade 2/3) were randomized for WBV plus IP (experimental) to IP alone (standard)...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193600/smartphone-based-self-assessment-of-stress-in-healthy-adult-individuals-a-systematic-review
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Helga Þórarinsdóttir, Lars Vedel Kessing, Maria Faurholt-Jepsen
BACKGROUND: Stress is a common experience in today's society. Smartphone ownership is widespread, and smartphones can be used to monitor health and well-being. Smartphone-based self-assessment of stress can be done in naturalistic settings and may potentially reflect real-time stress level. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this systematic review were to evaluate (1) the use of smartphones to measure self-assessed stress in healthy adult individuals, (2) the validity of smartphone-based self-assessed stress compared with validated stress scales, and (3) the association between smartphone-based self-assessed stress and smartphone generated objective data...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192674/designing-visual-aids-that-promote-risk-literacy
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Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Edward T Cokely
Background Effective risk communication is essential for informed decision making. Unfortunately, many people struggle to understand typical risk communications because they lack essential decision-making skills. Objective The aim of this study was to review the literature on the effect of numeracy on risk literacy, decision making, and health outcomes, and to evaluate the benefits of visual aids in risk communication. Method We present a conceptual framework describing the influence of numeracy on risk literacy, decision making, and health outcomes, followed by a systematic review of the benefits of visual aids in risk communication for people with different levels of numeracy and graph literacy...
February 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192461/canine-neuroanatomy-development-of-a-3d-reconstruction-and-interactive-application-for-undergraduate-veterinary-education
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Hazel Raffan, Julien Guevar, Matthieu Poyade, Paul M Rea
Current methods used to communicate and present the complex arrangement of vasculature related to the brain and spinal cord is limited in undergraduate veterinary neuroanatomy training. Traditionally it is taught with 2-dimensional (2D) diagrams, photographs and medical imaging scans which show a fixed viewpoint. 2D representations of 3-dimensional (3D) objects however lead to loss of spatial information, which can present problems when translating this to the patient. Computer-assisted learning packages with interactive 3D anatomical models have become established in medical training, yet equivalent resources are scarce in veterinary education...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191351/evaluating-the-measurement-properties-of-the-self-assessment-of-treatment-version-ii-follow-up-version-in-patients-with-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Floortje van Nooten, Dylan Trundell, Dorota Staniewska, Jun Chen, Evan W Davies, Dennis A Revicki
Background. The Self-Assessment of Treatment version II (SAT II) measures treatment-related improvements in pain and impacts and impressions of treatment in neuropathic pain patients. The measure has baseline and follow-up versions. This study assesses the measurement properties of the SAT II. Methods. Data from 369 painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) patients from a phase III trial assessing capsaicin 8% patch (Qutenza®) efficacy and safety were used in these analyses. Reliability, convergent validity, known-groups validity, and responsiveness (using the Brief Pain Inventory-Diabetic Neuropathy [BPI-DN] and Patient Global Impression of Change [PGIC]) analyses were conducted, and minimally important differences (MID) were estimated...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188745/pregnancy-context-and-women-s-health-related-quality-of-life
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Aileen Gariepy, Lisbet S Lundsberg, Nicole Vilardo, Nancy Stanwood, Kimberly Yonkers, Eleanor B Schwarz
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the association of pregnancy context and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). STUDY DESIGN: English- or Spanish-speaking women, aged 16-44, with pregnancies<24weeks gestation were enrolled in this cross-sectional study between June 2014 and June 2015. Participants completed self-assessments of pregnancy "context," including: timing, intention, wantedness, desirability, happiness, and planning (measured with the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy)...
February 8, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188200/stop-think-a-simple-approach-to-encourage-the-self-assessment-of-learning
#20
Richard Guy, Bruce Byrne, Marian Dobos
A simple "stop think" approach was developed to encourage the self-assessment of learning. A key element was the requirement for students to rate their feeling of difficulty before [FOD(pre)] and after [FOD(post)] completing each of three authentic anatomy and physiology concept map exercises. The cohort was divided into low- (group L) and high-performing (group H) groups (based on final subject marks). Both FOD(pre) (group L) and FOD(post) (groups L and H) were significantly negatively correlated with score for some maps...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
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