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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318357/comparison-of-government-and-non-government-alcohol-and-other-drug-aod-treatment-service-delivery-for-the-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt-community
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Amy B Mullens, Jane Fischer, Mary Stewart, Kathryn Kenny, Shane Garvey, Joseph Debattista
BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations are more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs (AOD), compared to the general population. However, LGBT engagement with AOD treatment is often precluded by insensitivity and misunderstanding of LGBT issues. These treatment barriers may be a consequence of either worker attitudes, organizational factors or a combination of both. Few studies have compared service context as an impediment to AOD treatment. OBJECTIVES: This pilot study sought to examine and compare staff attitudes, knowledge and awareness of LGBT issues in two state-wide AOD services within Australia...
March 20, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318314/promising-and-established-investigators-experiences-participating-in-the-national-athletic-trainers-association-foundation-research-mentor-program-a
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Sara L Nottingham, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Jessica L Barrett
CONTEXT: Mentorship is a helpful resource for individuals who transition from doctoral student to tenure-track faculty member. The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation offers a Research Mentor Program to provide mentorship to promising investigators, particularly as they work to establish independent lines of research. OBJECTIVE: To gain the perspectives of promising and established investigators on their participation in the NATA Foundation Research Mentor Program...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317211/career-paths-of-1988-and-1998-nurse-graduates-in-switzerland-nurses-at-work-pilot-study
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V Addor, A Jeannin, R Schwendimann, F Roulet Jeanneret
AIM: To investigate career paths and nurses' reasons to quit their job in Switzerland. BACKGROUND: Increasing the duration of employment is the most efficient measure to reduce the worldwide nursing shortage. The results of the pilot phase for the retrospective cohort nurses at work study are presented. METHODS: In 2012, 1085 graduates' names of two test-cohorts (1988 and 1998) from 26 Swiss nursing schools were asked to complete a web-based questionnaire...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315544/communication-coaching-a-case-study-of-family-caregiver-burden
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Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Marianna Koczywas, Catherine Ferraro
BACKGROUND: Problematic communication among providers, patients, and their family members can affect the quality of patient care, causing stress to all parties involved and decreased opportunities for collaborative decision making.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to present one case from a pilot study of a family caregiver intervention focused on communication. 
. METHODS: The nurse-delivered communication intervention includes a written communication guide for family caregivers, as well as a one-time nurse communication coaching call...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314918/oculomotor-prismatic-training-is-effective-in-ameliorating-spatial-neglect-a-pilot-study
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I Ronga, M Franza, P Sarasso, M Neppi-Modona
Visuomotor prismatic training has been demonstrated to be among the most effective rehabilitative techniques of spatial neglect, a neurological syndrome manifested by a number of right brain-damaged patients characterized by unawareness of the egocentric left half of the world. In the present study, we demonstrate that a novel oculomotor prismatic training procedure only consisting in a sequence of gaze shifts to visual targets, can reduce spatial neglect symptoms. Following oculomotor prismatic training, patients show a significant decrease in neglect severity in straight ahead and paper and pencil tasks...
March 17, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314707/biometrics-and-policing-a-protocol-for-multichannel-sensor-data-collection-and-exploratory-analysis-of-contextualized-psychophysiological-response-during-law-enforcement-operations
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Robert D Furberg, Travis Taniguchi, Brian Aagaard, Alexa M Ortiz, Meghan Hegarty-Craver, Kristin H Gilchrist, Ty A Ridenour
BACKGROUND: Stress experienced by law enforcement officers is often extreme and is in many ways unique among professions. Although past research on officer stress is informative, it is limited, and most studies measure stress using self-report questionnaires or observational studies that have limited generalizability. We know of no research studies that have attempted to track direct physiological stress responses in high fidelity, especially within an operational police setting. The outcome of this project will have an impact on both practitioners and policing researchers...
March 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306323/a-feasibility-assessment-of-behavioral-based-interviewing-to-improve-candidate-selection-for-a-pulmonary-and-critical-care-medicine-fellowship-program
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Geneva Tatem, Maria Kokas, Cathy L Smith, Bruno DiGiovine
Traditional interviews for residency and fellowship training programs are an important component in the selection process, but can be of variable value due to a non-standardized approach. We redesigned the candidate interview process for our large pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship program in the United States using a behavioral-based interview structure. The primary goal of this approach was to standardize the assessment of candidates within non-cognitive domains with the goal of selecting those with the best fit for our institution's fellowship program...
March 17, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301363/the-plastic-surgeon-as-employee-a-pilot-survey-of-the-california-society-of-plastic-surgeons
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Nirav Bipin Patel, Demetrius M Coombs, Mena Arsalai, Chin-Shang Li, Yu Liu, Thomas R Stevenson, Lee L Q Pu
INTRODUCTION: Plastic surgeons endure years of training yet remain poorly equipped to negotiate first employment contracts. Our aims were to evaluate typical plastic surgeon employment contracts and assess contract comprehensiveness. We sought elements that should be included to better preserve varied interests. METHODS: A brief, anonymous, e-mailed survey was sent to California Society of Plastic Surgeons members and responses collected over 2 months. We collected information such as years in practice, geographic area, types of practices and number of surgeons within them, and legal standing of partnerships...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301053/blood-transfusion-knowledge-of-surgical-residents-is-an-educational-intervention-effective
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Caitlin Champion, Elianna Saidenberg, Jacinthe Lampron, Debra Pugh
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based transfusion education for surgical residents is crucial to improving practice. A pilot study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of an education module for improving transfusion knowledge among surgical residents. METHODS: Modules were developed and delivered by experts in surgery and transfusion medicine. They were delivered to residents in their first 2 years of training (Surgical Foundations), and to General Surgery residents across all years of training...
March 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298944/4-point-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-correct-position-of-the-nasogastric-tube-in-114-critically-ill-patients
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Marianna Zatelli, Norberto Vezzali
PURPOSE: Nasogastric feeding tube is routinely positioned in intensive care units. The complications of misplacement are rare but very dangerous for the patients. The aim of this study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of this new technique, 4-point ultrasonography to confirm nasogastric tube placement in intensive care. METHODS: One hundred fourteen critical ill patients monitored in ICU were included. The intensivist provided in real time to perform the exam in four steps: sonography from either the right or left side of the patient's neck to visualize the esophagus, sonography of epigastrium to confirm the passage through the esophagogastric junction and the positioning in antrum, sonography of the fundus...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298892/maintaining-cognitive-functioning-in-healthy-seniors-with-a-technology-based-foreign-language-program-a-pilot-feasibility-study
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Caitlin Ware, Souad Damnee, Leila Djabelkhir, Victoria Cristancho, Ya-Huei Wu, Judith Benovici, Maribel Pino, Anne-Sophie Rigaud
Researchers have hypothesized that learning a foreign language could be beneficial for seniors, as language learning requires the use of extensive neural networks. We developed and qualitatively evaluated an English training program for older French adults; our principal objective was to determine whether a program integrating technology is feasible for this population. We conducted a 4-month pilot study (16, 2-h sessions) with 14 French participants, (nine women, five men, average age 75). Questionnaires were administered pre- and post-intervention to measure cognitive level and subjective feelings of loneliness or social isolation; however, these scores did not improve significantly...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298264/ecological-momentary-assessment-in-behavioral-research-addressing-technological-and-human-participant-challenges
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Lora E Burke, Saul Shiffman, Edvin Music, Mindi A Styn, Andrea Kriska, Asim Smailagic, Daniel Siewiorek, Linda J Ewing, Eileen Chasens, Brian French, Juliet Mancino, Dara Mendez, Patrick Strollo, Stephen L Rathbun
BACKGROUND: Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) assesses individuals' current experiences, behaviors, and moods as they occur in real time and in their natural environment. EMA studies, particularly those of longer duration, are complex and require an infrastructure to support the data flow and monitoring of EMA completion. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to provide a practical guide to developing and implementing an EMA study, with a focus on the methods and logistics of conducting such a study...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296913/breeding-jatropha-curcas-by-genomic-selection-a-pilot-assessment-of-the-accuracy-of-predictive-models
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Leonardo de Azevedo Peixoto, Bruno Galvêas Laviola, Alexandre Alonso Alves, Tatiana Barbosa Rosado, Leonardo Lopes Bhering
Genomic wide selection is a promising approach for improving the selection accuracy in plant breeding, particularly in species with long life cycles, such as Jatropha. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to estimate the genetic parameters for grain yield (GY) and the weight of 100 seeds (W100S) using restricted maximum likelihood (REML); to compare the performance of GWS methods to predict GY and W100S; and to estimate how many markers are needed to train the GWS model to obtain the maximum accuracy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295845/intergenerational-mentoring-at-men-s-sheds-a-feasibility-study
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Nathan J Wilson, Reinie Cordier, Marina Ciccarelli, Judith MacCallum, Benjamin Milbourn, Sharmila Vaz, Annette Joosten, Angus Buchanan, Tomomi McAuliffe, Roger J Stancliffe
BACKGROUND: This study reports on the feasibility of an intergenerational mentoring programme for youth with intellectual disability (ID) aimed at developing skills and building networks. METHODS: Youth with ID were paired with older male mentors who were trained to support the mentees participate in activities and social interactions during weekly sessions. We interviewed the mentees and mentors, and assessed them on a range of outcomes using standardized measures...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293674/monitoring-and-analysis-of-the-change-process-in-curriculum-mapping-compared-to-the-national-competency-based-learning-objective-catalogue-for-undergraduate-medical-education-nklm-at-four-medical-faculties-part-i-conducive-resources-and-structures
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Maria Lammerding-Koeppel, Marianne Giesler, Maryna Gornostayeva, Elisabeth Narciss, Annette Wosnik, Stephan Zipfel, Jan Griewatz, Olaf Fritze
Objective: After passing of the National Competency-based Learning Objectives Catalogue in Medicine (Nationaler Kompetenzbasierter Lernzielkatalog Medizin, [NKLM, retrieved on 22.03.2016]), the German medical faculties must take inventory and develop their curricula. NKLM contents are expected to be present, but not linked well or sensibly enough in locally grown curricula. Learning and examination formats must be reviewed for appropriateness and coverage of the competences. The necessary curricular transparency is best achieved by systematic curriculum mapping, combined with effective change management...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293671/pilot-phase-evaluation-of-the-elective-general-practice-class-results-of-student-surveys-of-the-first-two-years
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Franziska-Antonia Samos, Marcus Heise, Stephan Fuchs, Susanne Mittmann, Alexander Bauer, Andreas Klement
Background: Primary health care in rural regions is currently undergoing a global crisis in respect of the next generation of practitioners. National and international recommendations advise placing greater emphasis upon practical skills and competences in medical studies. It is also in the interest of training the next generation to include mentoring and longitudinal integration of contact to teaching practices for general medicine in an early stage. Consequently, the General Practice Class (KAM) was introduced in Halle in 2011 as an elective with 20 individually mentored students per year, beginning with the first subject-related semester...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293109/effects-of-a-structured-20-session-slow-cortical-potential-based-neurofeedback-program-on-attentional-performance-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-retrospective-analysis-of-an-open-label-pilot-approach-and-6-month-follow
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Johanna S Albrecht, Sarah Bubenzer-Busch, Anne Gallien, Eva Lotte Knospe, Tilman J Gaber, Florian D Zepf
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this approach was to conduct a structured electroencephalography-based neurofeedback training program for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using slow cortical potentials with an intensive first (almost daily sessions) and second phase of training (two sessions per week) and to assess aspects of attentional performance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 24 young patients with ADHD participated in the 20-session training program...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290963/longitudinal-outcomes-of-u-s-air-force-pilot-applicants-with-waivered-astigmatism
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David E Andrus, Jared T Haynes, Steven T Wright
BACKGROUND: Current U.S. Air Force medical standards allow applicants to enter pilot training with up to 1.50 D of astigmatism. However, waivers are considered for individuals with up to 3.00 D of astigmatism. Although typically a benign finding, higher levels of astigmatism may be progressive and can be associated with corneal ectasia (e.g., keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration) leading to reduced visual acuity with spectacles and/or soft contact lenses. The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of pilot applicants waivered into training with astigmatism exceeding the aeromedical standard...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290337/perceptions-of-australian-clients-towards-male-radiographers-working-in-breast-imaging-quantitative-results-from-a-pilot-study
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H M Warren-Forward, B Mackie, M Alchin, T Mooney, P Fitzpatrick
AIM: Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australian women, therefore early breast cancer detection is essential. Female radiographers currently conduct breast screening in Australia; however there is a projected shortage. With many women already feeling apprehensive about attending a breast examination, possible proposals to fill this shortage must be carefully considered. Training male radiographers is one proposal however, this raises some gender concerns...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289547/development-and-refinement-of-a-complex-intervention-within-cardiac-rehabilitation-services-experiences-from-the-cadence-feasibility-study
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Rachel Winder, Suzanne H Richards, John L Campbell, David A Richards, Chris Dickens, Manish Gandhi, Christine Wright, Katrina Turner
BACKGROUND: Patients who experience a cardiac event are at higher risk of developing depression than the general population. Despite this, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes do not provide a systematic approach to psychological care for depression. The CADENCE study aimed to develop and pilot an enhanced psychological care (EPC) intervention consisting of behavioural activation (BA) and mental health care coordination. Following original research commissioning guidance, the intervention was planned to be embedded in routine care and delivered by CR nurses to patients with depression attending CR...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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