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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097646/visuospatial-training-improves-elementary-students-mathematics-performance
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Tom Lowrie, Tracy Logan, Ajay Ramful
BACKGROUND: Although spatial ability and mathematics performance are highly correlated, there is scant research on the extent to which spatial ability training can improve mathematics performance. AIMS: This study evaluated the efficacy of a visuospatial intervention programme within classrooms to determine the effect on students' (1) spatial reasoning and (2) mathematics performance as a result of the intervention. SAMPLE: The study involved grade six students (ages 10-12) in eight classes...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Educational Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096794/tobacco-use-patterns-knowledge-attitudes-towards-tobacco-and-availability-of-tobacco-control-training-among-school-personnel-from-a-rural-area-in-poland
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Dorota Kaleta, Kinga Polańska, Adam Rzeźnicki, Włodzimierz Stelmach, Piotr Wojtysiak
BACKGROUND: Tobacco-free school environment as well as non-smoking teachers and school personnel provide positive role models for children and young people. In Poland, smoking should be banned in colleges, schools, educational establishments and educational care facilities. However, for the existing law to be effective, awareness of all people in school curriculum and enforcement of the law are crucial. The aim of the study was to evaluate tobacco use patterns, knowledge and attitudes towards tobacco as well as availability of tobacco control training among school personnel in a rural area in Poland...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079611/it-is-just-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder%C3%A2-or-is-it
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Dana C Won, Christian Guilleminault, Peter J Koltai, Stacey D Quo, Martin T Stein, Irene M Loe
Carly is a 5-year-old girl who presents for an interdisciplinary evaluation due to behaviors at school and home suggestive of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Parent report of preschool teacher concerns was consistent with ADHD. Psychological testing showed verbal, visual-spatial, and fluid reasoning IQ scores in the average range; processing speed and working memory were below average. Carly's behavior improved when her mother left the room, and she was attentive during testing with a psychologist...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077966/marital-relationship-parenting-practices-and-social-skills-development-in-preschool-children
#4
Rikuya Hosokawa, Toshiki Katsura
BACKGROUND: This study examined the pathways by which destructive and constructive marital conflict leading to social skills development in preschool children, are mediated through negative and positive parenting practices. METHODS: Mothers of 2931 Japanese children, aged 5-6 years, completed self-report questionnaires regarding their marital relationship (the Quality of co-parental communication scale) and parental practices (the Alabama parenting questionnaire)...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076923/how-schools-can-promote-healthy-development-for-newly-arrived-immigrant-and-refugee-adolescents-research-priorities
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Clea A McNeely, Lyn Morland, S Benjamin Doty, Laurie L Meschke, Summer Awad, Altaf Husain, Ayat Nashwan
BACKGROUND: The US education system must find creative and effective ways to foster the healthy development of the approximately 2 million newly arrived immigrant and refugee adolescents, many of whom contend with language barriers, limited prior education, trauma, and discrimination. We identify research priorities for promoting the school success of these youth. METHODS: The study used the 4-phase priority-setting method of the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative...
February 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076401/exploring-nurses-preschool-teachers-and-parents-perspectives-on-information-sharing-using-sdq-in-a-swedish-setting-a-qualitative-study-using-grounded-theory
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Elisabet Fält, Anna Sarkadi, Helena Fabian
Evidence-based methods to identify behavioural problems among children are not regularly used within the Swedish Child healthcare. A new procedure was therefore introduced to assess children through parent- and preschool teacher reports using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). This study aims to explore nurses', preschool teachers' and parents' perspectives of this new information sharing model. Using the grounded theory methodology, semi-structured interviews with nurses (n = 10) at child health clinics, preschool teachers (n = 13) and parents (n = 11) of 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children were collected and analysed between March 2014 and June 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073765/tracing-a-path-to-the-past-exploring-the-use-of-commercial-credit-reporting-data-to-construct-residential-histories-for-epidemiologic-studies-of-environmental-exposures
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Susan Hurley, Andrew Hertz, David O Nelson, Michael Layefsky, Julie Von Behren, Leslie Bernstein, Dennis Deapen, Peggy Reynolds
Large-scale environmental epidemiologic studies often rely on exposure estimates based on linkage to residential addresses. This approach, however, is limited by the lack of residential histories typically available for study participants. Our objective was to evaluate the feasibility of using address data from LexisNexis (a division of RELX, Inc., Dayton, Ohio), a commercially available credit reporting company, to construct residential histories for participants in the California Teachers Study (CTS), a prospective cohort study initiated in 1995-1996 to study breast cancer (n = 133,479)...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073736/development-of-an-educational-game-to-set-up-surgical-instruments-on-the-mayo-stand-or-back-table-applied-research-in-production-technology
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Crislaine Pires Padilha Paim, Silvia Goldmeier
BACKGROUND: Existing research suggests that digital games can be used effectively for educational purposes at any level of training. Perioperative nursing educators can use games to complement curricula, in guidance and staff development programs, to foster team collaboration, and to give support to critical thinking in nursing practice because it is a complex environment. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process of developing an educational game to set up surgical instruments on the Mayo stand or back table as a resource to assist the instructor in surgical instrumentation training for students and nursing health professionals in continued education...
January 10, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071825/systematic-review-of-severity-scales-and-screening-instruments-for-tics-critique-and-recommendations
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Davide Martino, Tamara M Pringsheim, Andrea E Cavanna, Carlo Colosimo, Andreas Hartmann, James F Leckman, Sheng Luo, Alexander Munchau, Christopher G Goetz, Glenn T Stebbins, Pablo Martinez-Martin
BACKGROUND: Several clinician, informant, and self-report instruments for tics and associated phenomena have been developed that differ in construct, comprehensiveness, and ease of administration. OBJECTIVE: A Movement Disorders Society subcommittee aimed to rate psychometric quality of severity and screening instruments for tics and related sensory phenomena. METHODS: Following the methodology adopted by previous Movement Disorders Society subcommittee papers, a review of severity and screening instruments for tics was completed, applying a classification as "recommended," "suggested," or "listed" to each instrument...
January 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056902/an-objective-and-cross-sectional-examination-of-sun-safe-behaviours-in-new-south-wales-primary-schools
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Dean A Dudley, Wayne G Cotton, Matthew J Winslade, Bradley J Wright, Kirsten S Jackson, Alexandra M Brown, Vanessa Rock
BACKGROUND: Previous evaluations have supported the link between sun protection policies and improved sun protection behaviours. However these evaluations have relied on self-reported data. METHODS: A cross-sectional design as part of an ongoing 18-month cluster-controlled trial in primary schools (n = 20) was used. Researchers conducted direct observations to record students' hat use and teachers' use of sun protective measures during recess and lunch. Researchers also recorded the volume of sunscreen consumed in each school...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054164/are-different-professionals-ready-to-support-children-of-parents-with-mental-illness-evaluating-the-impact-of-a-pan-european-training-programme
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Giovanni Viganò, Marja Kaunonen, Peter Ryan, Wendy Simpson, Ian Dawson, Izabela Tabak, Norbert Scherbaum, Stefano Zanone Poma
A training package (pre-tested in a pilot phase) about supporting children who have parents with a mental illness and/or with substance misuse (COPMI) was developed and delivered to 131 different professionals from six different European Countries. A questionnaire about importance, awareness and competence on the issue (8 items on knowledge and 15 items on skills) was developed and completed by participants before and after the training. The training was evaluated by participants as generally very successful in terms of improving the importance, awareness and competence of their knowledge and skills, with a statistically significant difference in the pre-/post-analyses (no decreases occurred)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050653/successfully-sustaining-sex-and-gender-issues-in-undergraduate-medical-education-a-case-study
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Francisca van der Meulen, Cornelia Fluit, Mieke Albers, Roland Laan, Antoine Lagro-Janssen
Although several projects have addressed the importance of gender health issues in medical education, the sustainability of change efforts in medical education has rarely been addressed. Understanding the possible facilitators or barriers to sustainability may help to develop future interventions that are effective in maintaining gender health issues as a topic in medical curricula. The aim of this study is to provide a longitudinal evaluation of changes regarding gender health issues that occurred in the past decade and the factors that influenced this process...
January 3, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050366/practices-of-health-care-personnel-regarding-occupational-exposure
#13
Manisha Jain, Ekadashi Rajni Sabharwal, Dhirendra Srivastava
INTRODUCTION: With advancing health care sciences, the prevalence of Accidental Exposure to Patient's Blood (AEBP) amongst Health Care Personnel (HCP) is bound to increase. The only means of preventing such accidental exposure is safe working practices. It is the responsibility of the teachers to inculcate these practices amongst their students. AIM: To evaluate the knowledge, practice and attitude regarding Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Hepatitis-B Virus (HBV) immunization amongst faculty and undergraduate students and to assess the frequency of these occupational exposure with the objective of inculcating safe working practices in the teaching curriculum...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042899/prevention-of-targeted-school-violence-by-responding-to-students-psychosocial-crises-the-netwass-program
#14
Vincenz Leuschner, Nora Fiedler, Martin Schultze, Nadine Ahlig, Kristin Göbel, Friederike Sommer, Johanna Scholl, Dewey Cornell, Herbert Scheithauer
The standardized, indicated school-based prevention program "Networks Against School Shootings" combines a threat assessment approach with a general model of prevention of emergency situations in schools through early intervention in student psychosocial crises and training teachers to recognize warning signs of targeted school violence. An evaluation study in 98 German schools with 3,473 school staff participants (Mage  = 46.2 years) used a quasi-experimental comparison group design with three measurement points (pre, post, and 7 months followup) with schools randomly allocated to implementation conditions...
January 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035912/effectiveness-of-therapeutic-ultrasound-with-or-without-thumb-spica-splint-in-the-management-of-de-quervain-s-disease
#15
Waqar Ahmed Awan, Muhammad Naveed Babur, Tahir Masood
BACKGROUND: The management of De Quervain's disease is determined more by Intuition than scientific data. The choice of first line conservative option for the management of De Quervain's disease is still a topic of debate. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound with or without spica splint in the management of De Quervain's disease (DQD). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: Outpatient department of Al-Nafees Medical College Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032810/active-classrooms-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effects-of-a-movement-integration-intervention-on-the-physical-activity-levels-of-primary-school-children
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Rosemarie Martin, Elaine Murtagh
DESIGN: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the 'Active Classrooms' intervention, which integrates movement into academic lessons, on the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels (MVPA) of primary school children during classtime and throughout the school day. METHODS: Ten classroom teachers and their students aged 8-12 years were recruited and randomized into the 'Active Classrooms' intervention group (n=131students, n=5teachers) or a delayed-treatment controlled group (n=117students, n=5teachers)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030417/a-resident-as-teacher-curriculum-using-a-flipped-classroom-approach-can-a-model-designed-for-efficiency-also-be-effective
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Binny D Chokshi, Heidi K Schumacher, Kristen Reese, Priti Bhansali, Jeremy R Kern, Samuel J Simmens, Benjamin Blatt, Larrie W Greenberg
PROBLEM: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires training that enhances resident teaching skills. Despite this requirement, many residency training programs struggle to implement effective resident-as-teacher (RAT) curricula, particularly within the context of the 80-hour resident workweek. APPROACH: In 2013, the authors developed and evaluated an intensive one-day RAT curriculum using a flipped classroom approach. Twenty-nine second-year residents participated in daylong RAT sessions...
December 27, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028402/academic-achievement-and-psychosocial-profile-of-egyptian-primary-school-children-in-south-sinai
#18
Zeinab M Monir, Ebtissam M Salah El-Din, Inas R El-Alameey, Gamal A Yamamah, Hala S Megahed, Samar M Salem, Tarek S Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Population of South Sinai has suffered from negligence for many years. Solving educational problems of this population is the main concern nowadays. AIM: To assess academic achievement in primary school children in South Sinai in relation to intelligence and psychosocial profile. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted on 407 Bedouin and urban students randomly selected from twelve public primary schools in six cities in South Sinai...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026699/an-impact-evaluation-of-plan-indonesia-s-early-childhood-program
#19
Frances E Aboud, Kerrie Proulx, Zaitu Asrilla
OBJECTIVES: High-quality preschools are known to prepare children for success in primary school. Over half of Indonesia's children now pass through preschools whose quality and effectiveness are unknown. Our goal was to evaluate two government preschool models, namely kindergarten (TK) and the less formal health-post (PAUD), with and without capacity-building efforts of a non-governmental organization (NGO-Plan), on children's language and math skills. METHODS: Thirteen TK and 17 PAUD Plan-supported and the same number of government-supported preschools were randomly selected from East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011231/metabolic-syndrome-and-occupation-any-association-prevalence-among-auto-technicians-and-school-teachers-in-south-west-nigeria
#20
Adeseye A Akintunde, Taiwo W Oloyede
AIMS: To determine occupational association with metabolic syndrome among auto technicians and school teachers. METHODS: One hundred and sixty six subjects were selected for this study. Clinical data was obtained while laboratory investigations including plasma glucose and lipid profile were performed. Statistical analysis was done with SPSS 20.0. P<0.05 was taken as statistically significant. RESULTS: School teachers had significantly higher mean total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol compared to auto technicians...
December 14, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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