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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722249/memory-in-3-month-old-infants-benefits-from-a-short-nap
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Klára Horváth, Benjamin Hannon, Peter P Ujma, Ferenc Gombos, Kim Plunkett
A broad range of studies demonstrate that sleep has a facilitating role in memory consolidation (see Rasch & Born, ). Whether sleep-dependent memory consolidation is also apparent in infants in their first few months of life has not been investigated. We demonstrate that 3-month-old infants only remember a cartoon face approximately 1.5-2 hours after its first presentation when a period of sleep followed learning. Furthermore, habituation time, that is, the time to become bored with a stimulus shown repetitively, correlated negatively with the density of infant sleep spindles, implying that processing speed is linked to specific electroencephalographic components of sleep...
July 18, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718867/-defeated-by-life-validation-of-a-german-version-of-the-defeat-scale-ds-d
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Thomas Forkmann, Jana-Sophie Stenzel, Dajana Rath, Heide Glaesmer, Tobias Teismann
Introduction Defeat and entrapment are transdiagnostic constructs that play an important role in the development of depression, anxiety, suicidality and trauma-associated mental disorders. The present study aimed at presenting and validating a first German version of the Defeat-Scale (DS-d). Material and methods Through a web-based survey, N=480 participants were recruited (74% female; MAge=28.5, SDAge=11.1, Range: 18-80 years); 14.2% reported to currently suffer from a mental disorder, 8.5% reported at least one lifetime suicide attempt...
June 29, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715270/reliability-and-validity-of-the-turkish-version-of-abilhand-kids-questionnaire-in-a-group-of-patients-with-neuromuscular-disorders
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Çigdem Öksüz, Ipek Alemdaroglu, Muhammed Kilinç, Hatice Abaoglu, Cevher Demirci, Sevilay Karahan, Oznur Yilmaz, Sibel Aksu Yildirim
This study was performed to examine the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of ABILHAND-Kids questionnaire which assesses manual functions of children with neuromuscular diseases (NMDs). A cross sectional survey study design and Rasch analysis were used to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of scale. Ninety-three children with different neuromuscular disorders and their parents were included in the study. The scale was applied to the parents with face-to-face interview twice; on their first visit and after an interval of 15 days...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712029/good-clinical-results-but-moderate-osseointegration-and-defect-filling-of-a-cell-free-multi-layered-nano-composite-scaffold-for-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-knee
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Dominic T Mathis, Raphael Kaelin, Helmut Rasch, Markus P Arnold, Michael T Hirschmann
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of a nano-composite multi-layered three-dimensional biomaterial scaffold for treatment of osteochondral lesions (OCL) of the knee. It was a particular radiological interest to analyse the osseointegration, filling of the defects and the bone tracer uptake (BTU), and it was hypothesised that this scaffold, which was created to mimic the entire osteo-cartilaginous unit, is integrated within the bone 12 months postoperatively and comes along with improved patients symptoms and function...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710681/evaluating-the-european-health-literacy-survey-questionnaire-in-patients-with-stroke-a-latent-trait-analysis-using-rasch-modeling
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Yi-Jing Huang, Cheng-Te Chen, Gong-Hong Lin, Tzu-Yi Wu, Sheng-Shiung Chen, Li-Fong Lin, Wen-Hsuan Hou, Ching-Lin Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The effective self-management and treatment of long-term disability after stroke depends greatly on the health literacy of patients. The European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q) is a comprehensive and theory-based measure that captures multiple self-perceived competencies of health literacy and covers a diverse range of health contexts. However, there is no psychometric evidence on the HLS-EU-Q in the stroke population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the validity of the HLS-EU-Q in patients with stroke using Rasch analysis...
July 14, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704620/rasch-model-analysis-gives-new-insights-into-the-structural-validity-of-the-quick-dash-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-shoulder-pain
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Christina Jerosch-Herold, Rachel Chester, Lee Shepstone
Study Design Cross-sectional secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study. Background The Quick-DASH is a widely used outcome measure which has been extensively evaluated using classical test theory (CTT). Rasch model analysis can identify strengths and weaknesses of rating scales which goes beyond CTT approaches. It uses a mathematical model to test the fit between the observed data and expected responses and converts ordinal-level scores into interval-level measurement. Objective To test the structural validity of the Quick-DASH using Rasch analysis...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700701/development-and-validation-of-the-maugeri-sleep-quality-and-distress-inventory-masqudi-17
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Elisa Morrone, Cinzia Sguazzin, Giorgio Bertolotti, Andrea Giordano, Alberto Braghiroli, Gian Luigi Balestroni, Raffaele Manni, Luigi Ferini Strambi, Vincenza Castronovo, Marco Zucconi, Fabrizio De Carli, Eleonora Pinna, Marcella Ottonello, Ines Giorgi, Michele Terzaghi, Sara Marelli, Francesco Fanfulla
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire designed to measure the impact of sleep impairment on emotional distress in patients with various sleep disorders. METHODS: Five experts created an item data-bank pertaining to sleep-related psychological symptoms and somatic perceptions. Fifty patients in two focus groups examined each item for: a) word clarity (indicating any ambiguity of interpretation) and b) appropriateness for the target population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693715/spanish-adaptation-of-the-patient-health-engagement-scale-s-phe-s-in-patients-with-chronic-diseases
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Alejandro Magallares, Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello, Andrea Bonanomi, Edoardo Lozza
BACKGROUND: The Patient Health Engagement scale is an instrument based on evidence about the experiences and preferences of patients with chronic diseases regarding their engagement with the treatment they receive. AIMS: The main goal of this study was to adapt the Patient Health Engagement scale to the Spanish population (S.PHE-s) following the guidelines for cross-cultural adaptations. METHODS: The sample comprised 413 patients with different chronic diseases...
August 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689354/functional-and-molecular-characterization-of-a-novel-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-muscle-injury-model
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Renate Wanner, Manuel Gey, Alireza Abaei, Daniela Warnecke, Luisa de Roy, Lutz Dürselen, Volker Rasche, Bernd Knöll
Traumatic injuries to human peripheral nerves are frequently associated with damage to nerve surrounding tissues including muscles and blood vessels. Currently, most rodent models of peripheral nerve injuries (e.g., facial or sciatic nerve) employ surgical nerve transection with scissors or scalpels. However, such an isolated surgical nerve injury only mildly damages neighboring tissues and weakly activates an immune response. In order to provide a rodent nerve injury model accounting for such nerve-associated tissue damage and immune cell activation, we developed a drop tower-based facial nerve trauma model in mice...
July 8, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687055/psychometric-properties-of-the-swedish-version-of-the-falls-efficacy-scale-international-for-older-adults-with-osteoporosis-self-reported-balance-deficits-and-fear-of-falling
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Alexandra Halvarsson, Agneta Ståhle
PURPOSE: Investigate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). METHOD: Cross-sectional study. Community-dwelling older adults with self-reported balance deficits and fear of falling were recruited from an ongoing randomised controlled study to evaluate the psychometric properties of the FES-I using Rasch model analysis. RESULTS: The Rasch model analysis revealed good category function, the questionnaire measured one dimension with an explained variance of 68...
July 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681649/first-experience-with-multiple-mini-interview-for-medical-school-admission-in-brazil-does-it-work-in-a-different-cultural-scenario
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Durval Anibal Daniel-Filho, Elda Maria Stafuzza Gonçalves Pires, Angela Tavares Paes, Eduardo Juan Troster, Simone Cristina Azevedo B S Silva, Mariana Fachini Granato, Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Joyce Kelly Silva Barreto, Alexandre Holthausen Campos, Julio C Martins Monte, Claudio Schvartsman
PURPOSE: Evaluation of non-cognitive skills never has been used in Brazil. This study aims to evaluate Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in the admission process of a School of Medicine in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: The population of the study comprised 240 applicants summoned for the interviews, and 96 raters. MMI contributed to 25% of the applicants' final grade. Eight scenarios were created with the aim of evaluating different non-cognitive skills, each one had two raters...
July 6, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681643/sexual-functioning-in-multiple-sclerosis-relationships-with-depression-fatigue-and-physical-function
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Carolyn A Young, Alan Tennant
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction (SD) is common among people with multiple sclerosis, but there is limited information on its relationships. OBJECTIVE: This national study examines the relationships between sexual function with demographic factors, physical function, fatigue and depression. METHODS: Participants in the Trajectories of Outcomes in Neurological Conditions (TONiC) study completed the measures of fatigue, physical function and depression together with the Multiple Sclerosis Intimacy and Sexuality Questionnaire-15 (MSISQ-15), which covers sexual function (primary), symptoms that interfere with sexual function (secondary) and psychological issues (tertiary)...
November 1, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680455/a-new-technique-to-measure-online-bullying-online-computerized-adaptive-testing
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Shu-Ching Ma, Hsiu-Hung Wang, Tsair-Wei Chien
BACKGROUND: Workplace bullying has been measured in many studies to investigate mental health issues. None uses online computerized adaptive testing (CAT) with cutting points to report bully prevalence at workplace. OBJECTIVE: To develop an online CAT to examine person being bullied and verify whether item response theory-based CAT can be applied online for nurses to measure exposure to workplace bullying. METHODS: A total of 963 nurses were recruited and responded to the 22-item Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R)...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680270/parents-assessments-of-disability-in-their-children-using-world-health-organization-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-child-and-youth-version-joined-body-functions-and-activity-codes-related-to-everyday-life
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Niels Ove Illum, Kim Oren Gradel
AIM: To help parents assess disability in their own children using World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, Child and Youth Version (ICF-CY) code qualifier scoring and to assess the validity and reliability of the data sets obtained. METHOD: Parents of 162 children with spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular disorders, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental disability, or disability following brain tumours performed scoring for 26 body functions qualifiers (b codes) and activities and participation qualifiers (d codes)...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677916/conspiracy-suspicions-as-a-proxy-for-beliefs-in-conspiracy-theories-implications-for-theory-and-measurement
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Michael J Wood
Research on the psychology of conspiracy theories has shown recent steps towards a standardization of measures. The present article seeks to continue that trend by presenting the Flexible Inventory of Conspiracy Suspicions (FICS), a questionnaire template that can be adapted to measure suspicions of a conspiracy around nearly any topic of public interest. Compared to conspiracy belief measures that ask about specific theories on a given topic, the FICS is worded in such a way as to provide relatively stable validity across time and cultural context...
August 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676885/rasch-analysis-of-the-dermatology-life-quality-index-reveals-limited-application-to-chinese-patients-with-skin-disease
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Zehui He, Riccardo Lo Martire, Chuanjian Lu, Hongxia Liu, Lin Ma, Ying Huang, Yongmei Li, Liyun Sun, Yanping Bai, Wali Liu, Xushan Zha
The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and to assess the invariance of its items with respect to several patient parameters via Rasch analysis. Data were aggregated from 9,845 patients with various skin diseases across 9 hospitals in different regions of China. The response structure, local independence, and reliability of the DLQI scale were analysed in a partial credit model, and differential item functioning (DIF) across region, disease, gender, and age were assessed with a Mantel-Haenszel procedure...
July 5, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676669/carfilzomib-resistance-due-to-abcb1-mdr1-overexpression-is-overcome-by-nelfinavir-and-lopinavir-in-multiple-myeloma
#17
A Besse, S C Stolze, L Rasche, N Weinhold, G J Morgan, M Kraus, J Bader, H S Overkleeft, L Besse, C Driessen
Proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has activity superior to bortezomib and is increasingly incorporated in multiple myeloma (MM) frontline therapy and relapsed settings. Most MM patients ultimately experience proteasome inhibitor-refractory disease, an unmet medical need with poorly understood biology and dismal outcome. Pharmacologic targeting of ABCB1 improved patient outcomes, including MM, but suffered from adverse drug effects and insufficient plasma concentrations. Proteomics analysis identified ABCB1 overexpression as the most significant change in carfilzomib-resistant MM cells...
July 5, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663909/the-value-of-polarization-in-camera-based-photoplethysmography
#18
Alexander Trumpp, Philipp L Bauer, Stefan Rasche, Hagen Malberg, Sebastian Zaunseder
Camera-based photoplethysmography (cbPPG) is a novel measuring technique that permits the remote acquisition of cardiovascular signals using video cameras. Research still lacks in fundamental studies to reach a deeper technical and physiological understanding. This work analyzes the employment of polarization filtration to (i) assess the gain for the signal quality and (ii) draw conclusions about the cbPPG signal's origin. We evaluated various forehead regions of 18 recordings with different color and filter settings...
June 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662855/measuring-physical-and-cognitive-fatigue-in-people-with-post-polio-syndrome-development-of-the-neurological-fatigue-index-for-post-polio-syndrome-nfi-pp
#19
Carolyn A Young, Samantha M Wong, Anne-Marie C Quincey, Alan Tennant
BACKGROUND: Fatigue in post-polio syndrome (PPS) has been shown to affect quality of life adversely. There is currently no disease-specific measure of fatigue for PPS. OBJECTIVE: To develop a scale to measure fatigue in PPS that meets rigorous psychometric standards. DESIGN: Qualitative followed by validation and test-retest studies. SETTING: Polio clinic followed by national questionnaire studies. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 45 participants from polio clinic for qualitative; 319 participants from clinic or self-referral for validation study, of whom 110 completed the retest questionnaire...
June 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659392/change-in-vision-related-quality-of-life-and-influencing-factors-in-asians-receiving-treatment-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Eva K Fenwick, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung, Alfred Tl Gan, Gavin Tan, Shu Yen Lee, Doric Wong, Ian Yeo, Ranjana Mathur, Tien Y Wong, Ecosse L Lamoureux
AIM: To assess the change in vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) after treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and factors influencing this change in an Asian population. METHODS: In this longitudinal study, 116 patients (mean age±SD=66.5±9.9 years; 59.5% male) who underwent treatment for nAMD were recruited from a tertiary eye centre in Singapore. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the Impact of Vision Impairment (IVI) questionnaire were evaluated at baseline and month 12...
June 28, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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