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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674180/why-do-very-unattractive-workers-earn-so-much
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Satoshi Kanazawa, Shihao Hu, Adrien Larere
Kanazawa and Still (2018) showed that very unattractive workers earned more than unattractive workers, sometimes more than average-looking or attractive workers, because they had higher levels of intelligence and education, but they did not explain why very unattractive workers had higher intelligence and education. There are both theoretical and empirical reasons to expect that some intelligent men may prefer to marry very unattractive women. The analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) shows that very unattractive women were significantly more likely to be married at Age 29 than unattractive or average-looking women, and their spouses or partners earned significantly more than those of unattractive or average-looking women...
March 22, 2018: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625186/bimodal-fuzzy-analytic-hierarchy-process-bfahp-for-coronary-heart-disease-risk-assessment
#2
Farnaz Sabahi
Rooted deeply in medical multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM), risk assessment is very important especially when applied to the risk of being affected by deadly diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD risk assessment is a stochastic, uncertain, and highly dynamic process influenced by various known and unknown variables. In recent years, there has been a great interest in fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP), a popular methodology for dealing with uncertainty in MCDM. This paper proposes a new FAHP, bimodal fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (BFAHP) that augments two aspects of knowledge, probability and validity, to fuzzy numbers to better deal with uncertainty...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622048/systemic-inflammation-and-intelligence-in-early-adulthood-and-subsequent-risk-of-schizophrenia-and-other-non-affective-psychoses-a-longitudinal-cohort-and-co-relative-study
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Nils Kappelmann, Golam M Khandaker, Henrik Dal, Jan Stochl, Kyriaki Kosidou, Peter B Jones, Christina Dalman, Håkan Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is associated with impaired neurodevelopment as indexed by lower premorbid IQ. We examined associations between erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), a marker of low-grade systemic inflammation, IQ, and subsequent schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses (ONAP) to elucidate the role of neurodevelopment and inflammation in the pathogenesis of psychosis. METHODS: Population-based data on ESR and IQ from 638 213 Swedish men assessed during military conscription between 1969 and 1983 were linked to National Hospital Discharge Register for hospitalisation with schizophrenia and ONAP...
April 6, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548875/predicting-treatment-response-to-intra-arterial-therapies-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-the-use-of-supervised-machine-learning-an-artificial-intelligence-concept
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Aaron Abajian, Nikitha Murali, Lynn Jeanette Savic, Fabian Max Laage-Gaupp, Nariman Nezami, James S Duncan, Todd Schlachter, MingDe Lin, Jean-François Geschwind, Julius Chapiro
PURPOSE: To use magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and clinical patient data to create an artificial intelligence (AI) framework for the prediction of therapeutic outcomes of transarterial chemoembolization by applying machine learning (ML) techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 36 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with transarterial chemoembolization. The cohort (age 62 ± 8.9 years; 31 men; 13 white; 24 Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0, 10 status 1, 2 status 2; 31 Child-Pugh stage A, 4 stage B, 1 stage C; 1 Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage 0, 12 stage A, 10 stage B, 13 stage C; tumor size 5...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544671/progressive-functional-improvement-in-hemiglossectomy-defects-reconstructed-with-radial-forearm-free-flap-at-6-months
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Khoi Anh Nguyen, Truong Xuan Bui, Hue Van Nguyen, Richard O Wein
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of the study was to evaluate for the functional improvement of outcomes of patients undergoing surgical management for tongue cancer at varying periods after surgery. DESIGN: Case series with intervention. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty consecutive patients, from 2011 to 2015, with carcinoma of the tongue undergoing surgical resection and reconstruction with a radial forearm free flap. MAIN MEASURES: The Speech Intelligibility Test (SIT) is used for objective evaluation of speech function...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505457/the-relationship-between-emotional-intelligence-and-internet-addiction-among-youth-and-adults
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Jorge Saraiva, Graça Esgalhado, Henrique Pereira, Samuel Monteiro, Rosa Marina Afonso, Manuel Loureiro
This study aimed to compare emotional intelligence (EI) levels and Internet addiction (IA) by gender and age groups and to assess the predictive relationship between EI and IA. One thousand four hundred thirteen young people and adults participated in the study. Participants were between 17 and 81 years old (M = 38.70 years old, SD = 13.72 years old); 42.2% were male, whereas 57.5% were female. We used a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (Schutte, Malouff, & Bhullar, 2009), and the Internet Addiction Test (Young, 1998) as data collection instruments...
January 2018: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494601/mining-telemonitored-physiological-data-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-congestive-heart-failure-patients
#7
Miha Mlakar, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Maja Somrak, Silvio Bonfiglio, Mitja Luštrek
This paper addresses patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and telemonitoring in congestive heart failure (CHF), both increasingly important topics. The interest in CHF trials is shifting from hard end-points such as hospitalization and mortality, to softer end-points such health-related quality of life. However, the relation of these softer end-points to objective parameters is not well studied. Telemonitoring is suitable for collecting both patient-reported outcomes and objective parameters. Most telemonitoring studies, however, do not take full advantage of the available sensor technology and intelligent data analysis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489050/urinary-bowel-and-sexual-health-in-older-men-from-northern-ireland
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David W Donnelly, Conan Donnelly, Therese Kearney, David Weller, Linda Sharp, Amy Downing, Sarah Wilding, Penny Wright, Paul Kind, James W F Catto, William R Cross, Malcolm D Mason, Eilis McCaughan, Richard Wagland, Eila Watson, Rebecca Mottram, Majorie Allen, Hugh Butcher, Luke Hounsome, Peter Selby, Dyfed Huws, David H Brewster, Emma McNair, Carol Rivas, Johana Nayoan, Mike Horton, Lauren Matheson, Adam W Glaser, Anna Gavin
OBJECTIVES: To provide intelligence on the prevalence of urinary, bowel and sexual dysfunction in Northern Ireland (NI) to act as a baseline for studies of prostate cancer (PCa) outcomes and to aid service provision within the general population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional postal survey of 10,000 men aged 40 and over in NI, age-matched to the distribution of men living with PCa. The EQ-5D-5L and EPIC-26 instruments were used to enable comparisons with PCa outcome studies...
February 28, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463182/registered-replication-report-dijksterhuis-and-van-knippenberg-1998
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Michael O'Donnell, Leif D Nelson, Evi Ackermann, Balazs Aczel, Athfah Akhtar, Silvio Aldrovandi, Nasseem Alshaif, Ronald Andringa, Mark Aveyard, Peter Babincak, Nursena Balatekin, Scott A Baldwin, Gabriel Banik, Ernest Baskin, Raoul Bell, Olga Białobrzeska, Angie R Birt, Walter R Boot, Scott R Braithwaite, Jessie C Briggs, Axel Buchner, Desiree Budd, Kathryn Budzik, Lottie Bullens, Richard L Bulley, Peter R Cannon, Katarzyna Cantarero, Joseph Cesario, Stephanie Chambers, Christopher R Chartier, Peggy Chekroun, Clara Chong, Axel Cleeremans, Sean P Coary, Jacob Coulthard, Florien M Cramwinckel, Thomas F Denson, Marcos Díaz-Lago, Theresa E DiDonato, Aaron Drummond, Julia Eberlen, Titus Ebersbach, John E Edlund, Katherine M Finnigan, Justin Fisher, Natalia Frankowska, Efraín García-Sánchez, Frank D Golom, Andrew J Graves, Kevin Greenberg, Mando Hanioti, Heather A Hansen, Jenna A Harder, Erin R Harrell, Andree Hartanto, Michael Inzlicht, David J Johnson, Andrew Karpinski, Victor N Keller, Olivier Klein, Lina Koppel, Emiel Krahmer, Anthony Lantian, Michael J Larson, Jean-Baptiste Légal, Richard E Lucas, Dermot Lynott, Corey M Magaldino, Karlijn Massar, Matthew T McBee, Neil McLatchie, Nadhilla Melia, Michael C Mensink, Laura Mieth, Samantha Moore-Berg, Geraldine Neeser, Ben R Newell, Marret K Noordewier, Asil Ali Özdogğru, Myrto Pantazi, Michał Parzuchowski, Kim Peters, Michael C Philipp, Monique M H Pollmann, Panagiotis Rentzelas, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón, Jan Philipp Röer, Ivan Ropovik, Nelson A Roque, Carolina Rueda, Bastiaan T Rutjens, Katey Sackett, Janos Salamon, Ángel Sánchez-Rodríguez, Blair Saunders, Juliette Schaafsma, Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, David R Shanks, Martin F Sherman, Kenneth M Steele, Niklas K Steffens, Jessie Sun, Kyle J Susa, Barnabas Szaszi, Aba Szollosi, Ricardo M Tamayo, Gustav Tinghög, Yuk-Yue Tong, Carol Tweten, Miguel A Vadillo, Deisy Valcarcel, Nicolas Van der Linden, Michiel van Elk, Frenk van Harreveld, Daniel Västfjäll, Simine Vazire, Philippe Verduyn, Matt N Williams, Guillermo B Willis, Sarah E Wood, Chunliang Yang, Oulmann Zerhouni, Robert Zheng, Mark Zrubka
Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998) reported that participants primed with a category associated with intelligence ("professor") subsequently performed 13% better on a trivia test than participants primed with a category associated with a lack of intelligence ("soccer hooligans"). In two unpublished replications of this study designed to verify the appropriate testing procedures, Dijksterhuis, van Knippenberg, and Holland observed a smaller difference between conditions (2%-3%) as well as a gender difference: Men showed the effect (9...
February 1, 2018: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388472/empathic-accuracy-age-differences-from-adolescence-into-middle-adulthood
#10
Ute Kunzmann, Cornelia Wieck, Cathrin Dietzel
This study investigated age differences in empathic accuracy, the ability to correctly perceive others' emotions, in a sample of 151 boys and men from three age groups: adolescents (Mage = 16 years, SD = 1.04), young adults (Mage = 29 years, SD = 2.78), and middle-aged adults (Mage = 50 years, SD = 3.07). All participants viewed nine newly developed film clips, each depicting a boy or a man reliving one of three emotions (anger, sadness, or happiness), while talking about an autobiographical memory...
February 1, 2018: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370198/gender-differences-in-emotion-perception-and-self-reported-emotional-intelligence-a-test-of-the-emotion-sensitivity-hypothesis
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Agneta H Fischer, Mariska E Kret, Joost Broekens
Previous meta-analyses and reviews on gender differences in emotion recognition have shown a small to moderate female advantage. However, inconsistent evidence from recent studies has raised questions regarding the implications of different methodologies, stimuli, and samples. In the present research based on a community sample of more than 5000 participants, we tested the emotional sensitivity hypothesis, stating that women are more sensitive to perceive subtle, i.e. low intense or ambiguous, emotion cues...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346328/comparison-of-svm-rf-and-elm-on-an-electronic-nose-for-the-intelligent-evaluation-of-paraffin-samples
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Hong Men, Songlin Fu, Jialin Yang, Meiqi Cheng, Yan Shi, Jingjing Liu
Paraffin odor intensity is an important quality indicator when a paraffin inspection is performed. Currently, paraffin odor level assessment is mainly dependent on an artificial sensory evaluation. In this paper, we developed a paraffin odor analysis system to classify and grade four kinds of paraffin samples. The original feature set was optimized using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Partial Least Squares (PLS). Support Vector Machine (SVM), Random Forest (RF), and Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) were applied to three different feature data sets for classification and level assessment of paraffin...
January 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285000/exploring-the-added-value-of-women-health-care-managers-in-poland
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Katarzyna Czabanowska, Alicja Domagała, Stavroula Kalaitzi, Aleksandra Krogulec, Genc Burazeri, Suzanne Babich
Introduction: Female managers in the Polish health care system are seldom a subject of scientific investigation. Material and Methods: This study describes the share and profile of women in health care management positions and explores how and why Polish female health care managers add value to the leadership of health care organizations. Three data collection methods were used including: scoping review, analysis of data from governmental information bases and in-depth interviews with female health care managers...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236842/the-moderator-effect-of-sex-on-attitude-toward-communication-emotional-intelligence-and-empathy-in-the-nursing-field
#14
María Del Carmen Giménez-Espert, Vicente-Javier Prado-Gascó
OBJECTIVES: to analyze differences in the variables for the object of this study (attitude toward communication, emotional intelligence, and empathy) according to sex; verify correlations among variables between men and women and analyze regression models according to sex. METHOD: the ATC was used to measure attitudes toward communication; the Jefferson Scale of Empathy was used to measure empathy; and the Trait Meta Mood Scale 24 was used to measure emotional intelligence...
December 11, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227790/interpersonal-and-intrapersonal-emotional-processes-in-individuals-treated-for-alcohol-use-disorder-and-non-addicted-healthy-individuals
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Maciej Kopera, Elisa M Trucco, Andrzej Jakubczyk, Hubert Suszek, Aneta Michalska, Aleksandra Majewska, Natalia Szejko, Agata Łoczewska, Aleksandra Krasowska, Anna Klimkiewicz, Kirk J Brower, Robert A Zucker, Marcin Wojnar
INTRODUCTION: Prior work largely confirms the presence of various emotional processing deficits among individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD); however, their specificity and relevance still warrant investigation. The aim of the current study was to compare selected aspects of emotional processing (i.e., mental state recognition, alexithymia, and emotional intelligence) between individuals treated for an AUD and healthy individuals. METHODS: The AUD sample consisted of 92 abstinent men with AUD who were participating in an 8-week inpatient abstinence-based treatment program in Warsaw, Poland...
April 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214307/single-word-speech-intelligibility-in-children-and-adults-with-down-syndrome
#16
Alyssa Wild, Houri K Vorperian, Ray D Kent, Daniel M Bolt, Diane Austin
Purpose: A single-word identification test was used to study speech production in children and adults with Down syndrome (DS) to determine the developmental pattern of speech intelligibility with an emphasis on vowels. Method: Speech recordings were collected from 62 participants with DS aged 4-40 years and 25 typically developing participants aged 4-7 years. Panels of 5 adult lay listeners transcribed the speech recordings orthographically, and their responses were scored in comparison with the speakers' target words...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188755/approach-and-avoidance-tendencies-toward-picture-stimuli-of-pre-pubescent-children-and-adults-an-investigation-in-pedophilic-and-nonpedophilic-samples
#17
K Weidacker, C Kärgel, C Massau, S Weiß, J Kneer, T H C Krueger, B Schiffer
The presence of pedophilic sexual interests is considered of high importance for predicting recidivism among individuals who have committed sexual offenses. However, objective and valid assessment methods that are robust against confounding issues such as cognitive capacity and manipulation are sparse. We applied the Approach-Avoidance Task (AAT) for detecting sexual interests in 38 pedophilic men (18 primarily attracted to boys) and 27 male nonpedophilic (11 gay) participants. The AAT relies on automatic approach and avoidance tendencies, independent of cognitive abilities such as memory capacity and intelligence...
March 1, 2017: Sexual Abuse: a Journal of Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113548/cognitive-functions-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-men-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-symptoms-of-overactive-bladder-when-treated-with-a-combination-of-tamsulosin-and-solifenacin-in-a-higher-dosage
#18
Kirill Kosilov, Irina Kuzina, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Yuliya Gainullina, Liliya Kosilova, Alexandra Prokofyeva, Sergey Loparev
AIM: To study the cognitive functions and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in individuals taking a combination of tamsulosin and solifenacin in a higher dosage. METHODS: All patients (n = 262) were assigned to group A (N = 93, tamsulosin 0.4 mg + solifenacin 10 mg per day), group B (N = 83, tamsulosin 0.4 mg + solifenacin 20 mg), and control group C (N = 86; tamsulosin 0.4 mg + placebo). The lower urinary tract (LUT) condition was assessed on the scales International Prostate Symptom Score, Over Active Bladder Awareness Tool and uroflowmetry...
November 7, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055048/adolescent-obesity-and-adult-male-breast-cancer-in-a-cohort-of-1-382-093-men
#19
Lital Keinan-Boker, Hagai Levine, Adi Leiba, Estela Derazne, Jeremy D Kark
Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for 1% of all breast cancer. Adult obesity and tallness are risk factors for MBC, but the role of adolescent fatness is largely unknown. We aimed to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) in adolescence and the incidence of MBC in a large cohort of 16- to 19-year-old Israeli males. 1,382,093 Jewish Israeli males aged 16-19 who underwent anthropometric measurements, a general intelligence test (GIT) and other examinations during 1967-2011, were followed up to December 31, 2012 for MBC incidence...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048311/impact-of-the-intensive-program-of-emotional-intelligence-ipei-on-work-supervisors
#20
Gustavo A Rodríguez García, Belén López-Pérez, Manuel A Férreo Cruzado, María E Fernández Carrascoso, Juan Fernández
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the Intensive Program of Emotional Intelligence (IPEI; Fernández, 2016; Férreo, 2016) on middle managers’ emotional intelligence, as this variable may have a significant impact on personal satisfaction, task performance, and the work environment. METHOD: The intervention was applied to work team supervisors in a large call center, as it is an overlooked sector in this topic. Two-hundred and eighty-two supervisors from a Madrid-based, Spanish multinational (51...
November 2017: Psicothema
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