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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639161/moral-distress-and-its-contribution-to-the-development-of-burnout-syndrome-among-critical-care-providers
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Renata Rego Lins Fumis, Gustavo Adolpho Junqueira Amarante, Andréia de Fátima Nascimento, José Mauro Vieira Junior
BACKGROUND: Burnout appears to be common among critical care providers. It is characterized by three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Moral distress is the inability of a moral agent to act according to his or her core values and perceived obligations due to internal and external constraints. We aimed to estimate the correlation between moral distress and burnout among all intensive care unit (ICU) and the step-down unit (SDU) providers (physicians, nurses, nurse technicians and respiratory therapists)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637980/satisfaction-with-dietary-life-affects-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-and-subjective-well-being-in-very-elderly-people
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Toshimitsu Iinuma, Yasumichi Arai, Midori Takayama, Michiyo Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Yusuke Osawa, Motoko Fukumoto, Yusuke Fukui, Yohei Shioda, Nobuyoshi Hirose, Kazuo Komiyama, Nobuhito Gionhaku
Age-related deterioration in physical and oral health reduces healthy life expectancy and is thus an important problem for very elderly people. We investigated the effects of satisfaction with dietary life (SDL) in everyday life on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and subjective well-being and examined associations between these factors. We evaluated 426 elders aged 85 years or older. All participants completed a questionnaire that inquired about age, gender, drinking status, body mass index, cognitive function, disability, and comorbidities, among other covariates...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635627/molecular-quantum-similarity-chemical-reactivity-and-database-screening-of-3d-pharmacophores-of-the-protein-kinases-a-b-and-g-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Alejandro Morales-Bayuelo
Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains one of the world's most devastating pathogens. For this reason, we developed a study involving 3D pharmacophore searching, selectivity analysis and database screening for a series of anti-tuberculosis compounds, associated with the protein kinases A, B, and G. This theoretical study is expected to shed some light onto some molecular aspects that could contribute to the knowledge of the molecular mechanics behind interactions of these compounds, with anti-tuberculosis activity...
June 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632770/men-women%C3%A2-who-cares-a-population-based-study-on-sex-differences-and-gender-roles-in-empathy-and-moral-cognition
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Sandra Baez, Daniel Flichtentrei, María Prats, Ricardo Mastandueno, Adolfo M García, Marcelo Cetkovich, Agustín Ibáñez
Research on sex differences in empathy has revealed mixed findings. Whereas experimental and neuropsychological measures show no consistent sex effect, self-report data consistently indicates greater empathy in women. However, available results mainly come from separate populations with relatively small samples, which may inflate effect sizes and hinder comparability between both empirical corpora. To elucidate the issue, we conducted two large-scale studies. First, we examined whether sex differences emerge in a large population-based sample (n = 10,802) when empathy is measured with an experimental empathy-for-pain paradigm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622010/-are-you-in-or-are-you-out-moral-appeals-to-the-public-in-organ-donation-poster-campaigns-a-multimodal-and-ethical-analysis
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Solveig L Hansen, Marthe I Eisner, Larissa Pfaller, Silke Schicktanz
Organ transplantation is a well-established practice in modern medicine. However, many countries, especially those with an opt-in regulation, face the problem of low donation numbers. Respective public campaigns attempt to increase the number of donors by swaying public opinion with the use of carefully selected bits of information. Germany serves as a case study for an opt-in country investing approximately €7.5 million/year in the distribution of respective campaigns. To address diverse populations, large-scale posters in various public spaces still display a multitude of moral messages for organ donation...
June 16, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609394/evaluation-of-depressive-symptoms-in-mid-aged-women-report-of-a-multicenter-south-american-study
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Danny Salazar-Pousada, Alvaro Monterrosa-Castro, Eliana Ojeda, Sandra C Sánchez, Ingrid F Morales-Luna, Faustino R Pérez-López, Peter Chedraui
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate depressive symptoms and related factors among mid-aged women using the 10-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study in which women aged 40 to 65 from various South American countries were surveyed with the CESD-10 and a general questionnaire containing personal and partner data. RESULTS: In all, 864 women were interviewed from Colombia (Afro-Colombian, n = 215), Ecuador (Mestizo, n = 202), Perú (Quechua at high altitude, n = 231), and Paraguay (Mestizo, n = 216)...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607650/development-and-psychometric-properties-rating-scale-of-clinical-competency-evaluation-in-mental-health-nurses-exploratory-factor-analysis
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Sara Moskoei, Jamileh Mohtashami, Mahdie Ghalenoeei, Maliheh Nasiri, Mansoreh Zaghari Tafreshi
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of clinical competency in nurses has a distinct importance in healthcare due to its significant impact on improving the quality of patient care and creation of opportunities for professional promotion. This is a psychometric study for development of the "Clinical Competency of Mental Health Nursing"(CCMHN) rating scale. METHODS: In this methodological research that was conducted in 2015, in Tehran, Iran, the main items were developed after literature review and the validity and reliability of the tool were identified...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607061/when-the-appeal-of-a-dominant-leader-is-greater-than-a-prestige-leader
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Hemant Kakkar, Niro Sivanathan
Across the globe we witness the rise of populist authoritarian leaders who are overbearing in their narrative, aggressive in behavior, and often exhibit questionable moral character. Drawing on evolutionary theory of leadership emergence, in which dominance and prestige are seen as dual routes to leadership, we provide a situational and psychological account for when and why dominant leaders are preferred over other respected and admired candidates. We test our hypothesis using three studies, encompassing more than 140,000 participants, across 69 countries and spanning the past two decades...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604020/race-related-stress-and-hopelessness-in-community-based-african-american-adults-moderating-role-of-social-support
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Mary O Odafe, Temilola K Salami, Rheeda L Walker
OBJECTIVES: The mental health outcomes associated with racial discrimination are well documented in scientific literature. Despite strong links to mental illness, hopelessness is largely overlooked as a consequence of discrimination in empirical research. The current study examined the association of race-related stress and hopelessness in a community sample of African American adults. Utilizing a risk-resilience framework, we examined multiple dimensions of social support as plausible protective factors against the negative effects of race-related stress...
June 12, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603447/towards-a-phenomenology-of-technologically-mediated-moral-change-or-what-could-mark-zuckerberg-learn-from-caregivers-in-the-southern-netherlands
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EDITORIAL
Tamar Sharon
Kamphof offers an illuminating depiction of the technological mediation of morality. Her case serves as the basis for a plea for modesty up and against the somewhat heroic conceptualizations of techno-moral change to date-less logos, less autos, more practice, more relationality. Rather than a displacement of these conceptualizations, I question whether Kamphof's art of living offers only a different perspective: in scale (as a micro-event of techno-moral change), and in unit of analysis (as an art of living oriented to relations with others rather than the relation to the self)...
2017: Foundations of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598947/moral-distress-in-picu-and-neonatal-icu-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-evaluation
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Charles Philip Larson, Karen D Dryden-Palmer, Cathy Gibbons, Christopher S Parshuram
OBJECTIVES: To measure the level of moral distress in PICU and neonatal ICU health practitioners, and to describe the relationship of moral distress with demographic factors, burnout, and uncertainty. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A large pediatric tertiary care center. SUBJECTS: Neonatal ICU and PICU health practitioners with at least 3 months of ICU experience. INTERVENTIONS: A 41-item questionnaire examining moral distress, burnout, and uncertainty...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594843/microbes-and-masculinity-does-exposure-to-pathogenic-cues-alter-women-s-preferences-for-male-facial-masculinity-and-beardedness
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Toneya L McIntosh, Anthony J Lee, Morgan J Sidari, Rebecca E Stower, James M Sherlock, Barnaby J W Dixson
Women's preferences for men's androgen dependent secondary sexual traits are proposed to be phenotypically plastic in response to exposure to pathogens and pathogen disgust. While previous studies report that masculinity in facial shape is more attractive to women who have recently been exposed to pathogenic cues and who are high in self-reported pathogen disgust, facial hair may reduce male attractiveness under conditions of high pathogens as beards are a possible breeding ground for disease carrying ectoparasites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592310/validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-amsterdam-preoperative-anxiety-and-information-scale-apais
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Manuel Vergara-Romero, José Miguel Morales-Asencio, Angelines Morales-Fernández, Jose Carlos Canca-Sanchez, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Jose Antonio Reinaldo-Lapuerta
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anxiety is a frequent and challenging problem with deleterious effects on the development of surgical procedures and postoperative outcomes. To prevent and treat preoperative anxiety effectively, the level of anxiety of patients needs to be assessed through valid and reliable measuring instruments. One such measurement tool is the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS), of which a Spanish version has not been validated yet. OBJECTIVE: To perform a Spanish cultural adaptation and empirical validation of the APAIS for assessing preoperative anxiety in the Spanish population...
June 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588303/critical-dynamics-of-endogenous-fluctuations-predict-cognitive-flexibility-in-the-go-nogo-task
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Jaana Simola, Alexander Zhigalov, Isabel Morales-Muñoz, J Matias Palva, Satu Palva
Fluctuations with power-law scaling and long-range temporal correlations (LRTCs) are characteristic to human psychophysical performance. Systems operating in a critical state exhibit such LRTCs, but phenomenologically similar fluctuations and LRTCs may also be caused by slow decay of the system's memory without the system being critical. Theoretically, criticality endows the system with the greatest representational capacity and flexibility in state transitions. Without criticality, however, slowly decaying system memory would predict inflexibility...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575930/mapping-cation-exchange-capacity-using-a-veris-3100-instrument-and-invveris-modelling-software
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T Koganti, F J Moral, F J Rebollo, J Huang, J Triantafilis
The cation exchange capacity (CEC) is one of the most important soil properties as it influences soil's ability to hold essential nutrients. It also acts as an index of structural resilience. In this study, we demonstrate a method for 3-dimensional mapping of CEC across a study field in south-west Spain. We do this by establishing a linear regression (LR) between the calculated true electrical conductivity (σ - mS/m) and measured CEC (cmol(+)/kg) at various depths. We estimate σ by inverting Veris-3100 data (ECa - mS/m) collected along 47 parallel transects spaced 12m apart...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573927/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-moral-distress-risk-scale-a-methodological-study
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Rafaela Schaefer, Elma Lcp Zoboli, Margarida M Vieira
BACKGROUND: Moral distress is a kind of suffering that nurses may experience when they act in ways that are considered inconsistent with moral values, leading to a perceived compromise of moral integrity. Consequences are mostly negative and include physical and psychological symptoms, in addition to organizational implications. OBJECTIVE: To psychometrically test the Moral Distress Risk Scale. RESEARCH DESIGN: A methodological study was realized...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562662/active-microrheology-determines-scale-dependent-material-properties-of-chaetopterus-mucus
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W J Weigand, A Messmore, J Tu, A Morales-Sanz, D L Blair, D D Deheyn, J S Urbach, R M Robertson-Anderson
We characterize the lengthscale-dependent rheological properties of mucus from the ubiquitous Chaetopterus marine worm. We use optically trapped probes (2-10 μm) to induce microscopic strains and measure the stress response as a function of oscillation amplitude. Our results show that viscoelastic properties are highly dependent on strain scale (l), indicating three distinct lengthscale-dependent regimes at l1 ≤4 μm, l2≈4-10 μm, and l3≥10 μm. While mucus response is similar to water for l1, suggesting that probes rarely contact the mucus mesh, the response for l2 is distinctly more viscous and independent of probe size, indicative of continuum mechanics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539948/attitudes-formation-by-small-but-meaningful-personal-information
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Jaejoong Kim, Sang Won Lee, Minwook Kwak, Kyueun Lee, Bumseok Jeong
OBJECTIVE: People often evaluate others using fragmentary but meaningful personal information in recent days through social media. It is not clear that whether this process is implicit or explicit and what kind of information is more important in such process.We examined the effects of several meaningful fragmentary information onattitude. METHODS: Thirty three KAIST students were provided four fragmentary information about four virtual people that are meaningful in evaluating people and frequently seen in real life situations, and were asked to imagine that person during four follow-up sessions...
May 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535069/monolithic-ingaas-nanowire-array-lasers-on-silicon-on-insulator-operating-at-room-temperature
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Hyunseok Kim, Wook-Jae Lee, Alan C Farrell, Juan S D Morales, Pradeep Senanayake, Sergey V Prikhodko, Tomasz J Ochalski, Diana L Huffaker
Chip-scale integrated light sources are a crucial component in a broad range of photonics applications. III-V semiconductor nanowire emitters have gained attention as a fascinating approach due to their superior material properties, extremely compact size, and capability to grow directly on lattice-mismatched silicon substrates. Although there have been remarkable advances in nanowire-based emitters, their practical applications are still in the early stages due to the difficulties in integrating nanowire emitters with photonic integrated circuits...
June 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525492/degenerative-cervical-disc-disease-long-term-changes-in-sagittal-alignment-and-their-clinical-implications-after-cervical-interbody-fusion-cage-subsidence-a-prospective-study-with-standalone-lordotic-tantalum-cages
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Félix Tomé-Bermejo, Julián A Morales-Valencia, Javier Moreno-Pérez, Juan Marfil-Pérez, Elena Díaz-Dominguez, Angel R Piñera, Luis Alvarez
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study of prospectively collected outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term clinical course of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with interbody fusion cages (ACDF-IFC) with lordotic tantalum implants and to correlate the radiologic findings with the clinical outcomes, with special emphasis on the significance and the influence of implant subsidence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cage subsidence is the most frequently reported complication after ACDF-IFC...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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