keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Mixed method research

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049147/virtual-reality-model-of-the-three-dimensional-anatomy-of-the-cavernous-sinus-based-on-a-cadaveric-image-and-dissection
#1
Zeng-Hui Qian, Xu Feng, Yang Li, Ke Tang
OBJECTIVE: Studying the three-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the cavernous sinus is essential for treating lesions in this region with skull base surgeries. Cadaver dissection is a conventional method that has insurmountable flaws with regard to understanding spatial anatomy. The authors' research aimed to build an image model of the cavernous sinus region in a virtual reality system to precisely, individually and objectively elucidate the complete and local stereo-anatomy. METHODS: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans were performed on 5 adult cadaver heads...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048766/the-utilisation-of-emotional-intelligence-capabilities-in-clinical-reasoning-and-decision-making-a-qualitative-exploratory-study
#2
Marie Hutchinson, John Hurley, Desirée Kozlowski, Leeann Whitehair
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore clinical nurses' experiences of utilising emotional intelligence capabilities during clinical reasoning and decision making. BACKGROUND: There has been little research exploring whether, or how, nurses employ emotional intelligence (EI) in clinical reasoning and decision making. DESIGN: Qualitative phase of a larger mixed-method study. METHODS: Semi-structured qualitative interviews with a purposive sample of Registered Nurses (n=12) following EI training and coaching...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048248/rationale-and-development-of-a-patient-tailored-complex-intervention-of-case-management-for-patients-suffering-from-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#3
Sabrina Storgaard Sørensen, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Lars Ehlers
This paper describes the rationale, considerations and choices made in developing a complex intervention evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community-based case management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in a Danish setting. Inspired by existing research methods for designing complex interventions, the intervention was developed using mixed methods entailing systematic review of available literature, interviews with key stakeholders and discussions in a specialist-comprised project group...
October 19, 2017: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047594/calculation-of-the-overlap-factor-for-scanning-lidar-based-on-the-tridimensional-ray-tracing-method
#4
Ruiqiang Chen, Yuesong Jiang, Luhong Wen, Donghai Wen
The overlap factor is used to evaluate the LiDAR light collection ability. Ranging LiDAR is mainly determined by the optical configuration. However, scanning LiDAR, equipped with a scanning mechanism to acquire a 3D coordinate points cloud for a specified target, is essential in considering the scanning effect at the same time. Otherwise, scanning LiDAR will reduce the light collection ability and even cannot receive any echo. From this point of view, we propose a scanning LiDAR overlap factor calculation method based on the tridimensional ray-tracing method, which can be applied to scanning LiDAR with any special laser intensity distribution, any type of telescope (reflector, refractor, or mixed), and any shape obstruction (i...
June 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047362/the-greenh-city-interventional-research-protocol-on-health-in-all-policies
#5
Marion Porcherie, Zoé Vaillant, Emmannuelle Faure, Stéphane Rican, Jean Simos, Nicola Luca Cantoreggi, Zoé Heritage, Anne Roue Le Gall, Linda Cambon, Thierno Amadou Diallo, Eva Vidales, Jeanine Pommier
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the research protocol of the GoveRnance for Equity, EnviroNment and Health in the City (GREENH-City) project funded by the National Institute for Cancer (Subvention N°2017-003-INCA). In France, health inequities have tended to increase since the late 1980s. Numerous studies show the influence of social, economic, geographic and political determinants on health inequities across the life course. Exposure to environmental factors is uneven across the population and may impact on health and health inequities...
October 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046649/psychological-flexibility-as-a-buffer-against-caregiver-distress-in-families-with-psychosis
#6
Jens E Jansen, Ulrik H Haahr, Hanne-Grethe Lyse, Marlene B Pedersen, Anne M Trauelsen, Erik Simonsen
Background: Research has shown that caregivers of persons with psychosis play an invaluable role in recovery, but unfortunately, often report high levels of distress. While cognitive models of caregiver distress have been well-supported, there is still limited knowledge of the psychological factors involved. Recent advances in cognitive behavioral therapy seem to converge on the importance of acceptance- and mindfulness based processes. Aim: To examine the impact of psychological flexibility on caregiver distress in the early phases of psychosis, while controlling for known predictors of caregiver distress...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046265/using-the-internet-to-train-therapists-randomized-comparison-of-two-scalable-methods
#7
Zafra Cooper, Suzanne Bailey-Straebler, Katy E Morgan, Marianne E O'Connor, Caroline Caddy, Layla Hamadi, Christopher G Fairburn
BACKGROUND: One of the major barriers to the dissemination and implementation of psychological treatments is the scarcity of suitably trained therapists. The currently accepted method of training is not scalable. Recently, a scalable form of training, Web-centered training, has been shown to have promise. OBJECTIVE: The goal of our research was to conduct a randomized comparison of the relative effects of independent and supported Web-centered training on therapist competence and investigate the persistence of the effects...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046041/development-and-content-validation-of-the-transition-readiness-inventory-item-pool-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
#8
Lisa A Schwartz, Jessica L Hamilton, Lauren D Brumley, Lamia P Barakat, Janet A Deatrick, Dava E Szalda, Katherine B Bevans, Carole A Tucker, Lauren C Daniel, Eliana Butler, Anne E Kazak, Wendy L Hobbie, Jill P Ginsberg, Alexandra M Psihogios, Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, Lisa K Tuchman
Objective: The development of the Transition Readiness Inventory (TRI) item pool for adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors is described, aiming to both advance transition research and provide an example of the application of NIH Patient Reported Outcomes Information System methods. Methods: Using rigorous measurement development methods including mixed methods, patient and parent versions of the TRI item pool were created based on the Social-ecological Model of Adolescent and young adult Readiness for Transition (SMART)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044612/is-there-an-occupational-therapy-employment-crisis-within-australia-an-investigation-into-two-consecutive-cohorts-of-occupational-therapy-graduates-from-a-single-victorian-university-identifying-trends-in-employment
#9
Pearse Fay, Lynne Adamson
BACKGROUND: Within the context of growing concerns about a potential oversupply of occupational therapist, this research examines when, where and how long new graduates take to gain employment and identifies influences upon the health and university systems. METHOD: A mixed method research design, using an online survey was adopted to investigate the topic. Two consecutive cohorts of graduates from a single university program were invited to participate. RESULTS: Seventy-five (58%) responses were received, with 63 (84%) currently employed in an occupational therapy role...
October 18, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043250/canine-food-preference-assessment-of-animal-and-vegetable-ingredient-based-diets-using-single-pan-tests-and-behavioral-observation
#10
Meghan C Callon, Cara Cargo-Froom, Trevor J DeVries, Anna K Shoveller
Knowledge of canine food selection is critical for both the pet food industry and dog owners, since owners want quality foods that are palatable, while fulfilling their pet's nutritional requirements. There are two common methods for assessing canine food preference: the two-pan test and the one-pan test. Neither test fully accounts for the complexity of the canine feeding experience nor do they provide applicable representations of canine feeding behavior in the home. The objectives of this study were to (1) determine whether dogs display a preference for animal ingredient-based diets when compared with vegetable ingredient-based diets and (2) examine whether dogs experience neophobia when presented with a novel diet...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042843/the-development-description-and-appraisal-of-an-emergent-multimethod-research-design-to-study-workforce-changes-in-integrated-care-interventions
#11
Loraine Busetto, Katrien Luijkx, Stefano Calciolari, Laura G González-Ortiz, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef
INTRODUCTION: In this paper, we provide a detailed and explicit description of the processes and decisions underlying and shaping the emergent multimethod research design of our study on workforce changes in integrated chronic care. THEORY AND METHODS: The study was originally planned as mixed method research consisting of a preliminary literature review and quantitative check of these findings via a Delphi panel. However, when the findings of the literature review were not appropriate for quantitative confirmation, we chose to continue our qualitative exploration of the topic via qualitative questionnaires and secondary analysis of two best practice case reports...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042069/mind-over-bladder-women-aging-and-bladder-health
#12
Joanna E Long, Saif Khairat, Elizabeth Chmelo, Mary H Palmer
The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy and acceptability of an innovative, electronically delivered self-management intervention for urinary incontinence (UI) that included daily mindfulness practice, completion of sequential bladder diaries, and bladder health education to improve UI in older women living independently in a retirement community. A mixed methods pilot study was conducted over ten weeks using a custom website or CD. Ten women were recruited and 8 completed the study; 5 of those (71%) experienced fewer daily UI episodes post intervention (p = 0...
October 14, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041936/pathways-to-increased-coverage-an-analysis-of-time-trends-in-contraceptive-need-and-use-among-adolescents-and-young-women-in-kenya-rwanda-tanzania-and-uganda
#13
Mardieh L Dennis, Emma Radovich, Kerry L M Wong, Onikepe Owolabi, Francesca L Cavallaro, Michael T Mbizvo, Agnes Binagwaho, Peter Waiswa, Caroline A Lynch, Lenka Benova
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to make contraceptive services more "youth friendly," unmet need for contraception among young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains high. For health systems to effectively respond to the reproductive health needs of a growing youth population, it is imperative to understand their contraceptive needs and service seeking practices. This paper describes changes over time in contraceptive need, use, and sources of care among young women in four East African countries...
October 17, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039710/one-year-mixed-methods-case-study-of-a-community-academic-advisory-board-addressing-childhood-obesity
#14
Jamie Zoellner, Jennie L Hill, Donna Brock, Morgan L Barlow, Ramine Alexander, Fabiana Brito, Bryan Price, Corliss L Jones, Ruby Marshall, Paul A Estabrooks
OBJECTIVE: Using a community-based participatory research and systems-based approach, the purpose of this community case study is to describe the planning process and first-year experiences of community-academic advisory board (CAB) partners involved with the development of an evidence-based childhood obesity treatment program in a medically underserved region. METHOD: Regional community partners ( n = 9; Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, Children's Healthcare Center, Danville Parks & Recreation, and Danville Boys & Girls Club) and academic partners ( n = 9) met monthly to select and adapt an evidence-based childhood obesity program, develop evaluation and recruitment protocols, and plan for program implementation...
November 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038184/optimising-the-quality-of-antibiotic-prescribing-in-out-of-hours-primary-care-in-belgium-a-study-protocol-for-an-action-research-project
#15
Annelies Colliers, Samuel Coenen, Hilde Philips, Roy Remmen, Sibyl Anthierens
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health threat driven by inappropriate antibiotic use, mainly in general practice and for respiratory tract infections. In Belgium, the quality of general practitioners' (GPs) antibiotic prescribing is low. To improve antibiotic use, we need a better understanding of this quality problem and corresponding interventions. A general practitioners cooperative (GPC) for out-of-hours (OOH) care presents a unique opportunity to reach a large group of GPs and work on quality improvement...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038095/factors-associated-with-engagement-with-a-web-based-lifestyle-intervention-following-provision-of-coronary-heart-disease-risk-mixed-methods-study
#16
Juliet A Usher-Smith, Laura R Winther, Guy S Shefer, Barbora Silarova, Rupert A Payne, Simon J Griffin
BACKGROUND: Web-based interventions provide the opportunity to combine the tailored approach of face-to-face interventions with the scalability and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions. This potential is often limited by low engagement. A number of studies have described the characteristics of individuals who engage more in Web-based interventions but few have explored the reasons for these variations. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore individual-level factors associated with different degrees of engagement with a Web-based behavior change intervention following provision of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk information, and the barriers and facilitators to engagement...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037785/novel-bilayer-dissolving-microneedle-arrays-with-concentrated-plga-nano-microparticles-for-targeted-intradermal-delivery-proof-of-concept
#17
Lalit K Vora, Ryan F Donnelly, Eneko Larraneta, Patricia González-Vázquez, Raghu Raj Singh Thakur, Pradeep R Vavia
Polymeric microneedle (MN) arrays continue to receive growing attention due to their ability to bypass the skin's stratum corneum barrier in a minimally-invasive fashion and achieve enhanced transdermal drug delivery and "targeted" intradermal vaccine administration. In this research work, we fabricated biodegradable bilayer MN arrays containing nano - microparticles for targeted and sustained intradermal drug delivery. For this study, model drug (vitamin D3, VD3)-loaded PLGA nano- and microparticles (NMP) were prepared by a single emulsion solvent evaporation method with 72...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037485/a-tale-of-two-pregnancies-a-critical-interpretive-synthesis-of-women-s-perceptions-about-delayed-initiation-of-antenatal-care
#18
REVIEW
Rosalind Haddrill
BACKGROUND: Delayed access to antenatal care in high income countries is associated with poor maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. The aim was to synthesise the diverse body of evidence around women's views of early antenatal care and barriers to attendance in such countries. Critical Interpretive Synthesis integrates the process of systematic review with the qualitative methods of meta-ethnography and grounded theory, with a focus on theory generation to inform policy, practice and future research...
October 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037484/australian-midwives-views-and-experiences-of-practice-and-politics-related-to-water-immersion-for-labour-and-birth-a-web-based-survey
#19
Megan Cooper, Jane Warland, Helen McCutcheon
BACKGROUND: There is little published research that has examined practitioners' views and experiences of pain relieving measures commonly used during labour and birth, particularly for non-pharmacological measures such as water immersion. Furthermore, there is minimal published research examining the process of policy and guideline development, that is, the translation of published research to usable practice guidance. AIMS: The aims of phase three of a larger study were to explore midwives knowledge, experiences and support for the option of water immersion for labour and birth in practice and their involvement, if any, in development of policy and guidelines pertaining to the option...
October 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037474/land-surface-phenology-what-do-we-really-see-from-space
#20
David Helman
Land surface phenology (LSP) provides bio-indication of ongoing climate change. It uses space-borne greenness proxies to monitor plant phenology at the landscape level from the regional to global scale. However, several unconsidered methodological and observational -related limitations may lead to misinterpretation of the satellite-derived signals. For instance, changes in species composition within a pixel could result in a change in the time series of the greenness proxy, due to the distinct phenology of the plant species involved...
October 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
keyword
keyword
41734
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"