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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729324/access-and-quality-of-maternity-care-for-disabled-women-during-pregnancy-birth-and-the-postnatal-period-in-england-data-from-a-national-survey
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Reem Malouf, Jane Henderson, Maggie Redshaw
OBJECTIVES: More disabled women are becoming mothers, and yet, their care is rarely the focus of quantitative research. This study aimed to investigate access and quality of maternity care for women with differing disabilities. DESIGN: Secondary analysis was conducted on data from a 2015 national survey of women's experience of maternity care. Descriptive and adjusted analyses were undertaken for five disability groups: physical disability, sensory impairment, mental health disability, learning disability and multiple disability, and comparisons were made with the responses of non-disabled women...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729156/multivariate-pattern-analysis-utilizing-structural-or-functional-mri-in-individuals-with-musculoskeletal-pain-and-healthy-controls-a-systematic-review
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Ashley Smith, Marina López-Solà, Katie McMahon, Ashley Pedler, Michele Sterling
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review is to systematically review the evidence relating to findings generated by multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) following structural or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine if this analysis is able to: a) Discriminate between individuals with musculoskeletal pain and healthy controls, b) Predict pain perception in healthy individuals stimulated with a noxious stimulus compared to those stimulated with a non-noxious stimulus...
June 15, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723811/the-afya-bora-fellowship-an-innovative-program-focused-on-creating-an-interprofessional-network-of-leaders-in-global-health
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Wendy M Green, Carey Farquhar, Yohana Mashalla
PROBLEM: Most current health professions education programs are focused on the development of clinical skills. As a result, they may not address the complex and interconnected nature of global health. Trainees require relevant clinical, programmatic, and leadership skills to meet the challenges of practicing in an increasingly globalized environment. APPROACH: To develop health care leaders within sub-Saharan Africa, the Afya Bora Consortium developed a one-year fellowship for medical doctors and nurses...
July 18, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719661/minimizing-endpoint-variability-through-reinforcement-learning-during-reaching-movements-involving-shoulder-elbow-and-wrist
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David Marc Anton Mehler, Alexandra Reichenbach, Julius Klein, Jörn Diedrichsen
Reaching movements are comprised of the coordinated action across multiple joints. The human skeleton is redundant for this task because different joint configurations can lead to the same endpoint in space. How do people learn to use combinations of joints that maximize success in goal-directed motor tasks? To answer this question, we used a 3-degree-of-freedom manipulandum to measure shoulder, elbow and wrist joint movements during reaching in a plane. We tested whether a shift in the relative contribution of the wrist and elbow joints to a reaching movement could be learned by an implicit reinforcement regime...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716955/acute-exercise-enhances-the-consolidation-of-fear-extinction-memory-and-reduces-conditioned-fear-relapse-in-a-sex-dependent-manner
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Courtney A Bouchet, Brian A Lloyd, Esteban C Loetz, Caroline E Farmer, Mykola Ostrovskyy, Natalie Haddad, Rebecca M Foright, Benjamin N Greenwood
Fear extinction-based exposure therapy is the most common behavioral therapy for anxiety and trauma-related disorders, but fear extinction memories are labile and fear tends to return even after successful extinction. The relapse of fear contributes to the poor long-term efficacy of exposure therapy. A single session of voluntary exercise can enhance the acquisition and consolidation of fear extinction in male rats, but the effects of exercise on relapse of fear after extinction are not well understood. Here, we characterized the effects of 2 h of voluntary exercise during the consolidation phase of contextual or auditory fear extinction learning on long-term fear extinction memory and renewal in adult, male and female, Long-Evans rats...
August 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714187/a-critique-of-utilitarian-and-instrumentalist-concepts-for-the-teaching-of-gross-anatomy-to-medical-and-dental-students-an-opinion-piece
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Bernard J Moxham, Diogo Pais
Medical and dental curricula, together with anatomical sciences courses, are increasingly having to change, mainly because there is a drive to being what is termed, without adequate definition, 'clinically relevant'. The concept of 'clinical anatomy' has accordingly been invented and it is expected that, at all times, the teaching of anatomy is directly focussed on clinical scenarios, meaning almost invariably the 'disease-based model of medicine and dentistry'. Furthermore, students are not expected to have a detailed knowledge of gross anatomy and the time devoted to teaching and learning the subject has decreased significantly...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713461/the-effects-of-maximal-intensity-exercise-on-cognitive-performance-in-children
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Roy David Samuel, Ofir Zavdy, Miriam Levav, Ronen Reuveny, Uriel Katz, Gal Dubnov-Raz
High intensity physical exercise has previously been found to lead to a decline in cognitive performance of adults. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of maximal intensity exercise on cognitive performance of children. Using a repeated-measures design, 20 children and adolescents aged 8-17 years completed a battery of tests measuring memory and attention. Forward and Backward Digit Span tests, the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) and the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) were performed at baseline, immediately after, and one hour after a maximal cardiopulmonary exercise test...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708706/return-to-driving-after-hip-arthroscopy
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Amit M Momaya, Despina Stavrinos, Benjamin McManus, Shannon M Wittig, Benton Emblom, Reed Estes
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate patients' braking performance using a modern driving simulator after undergoing a right hip arthroscopy. DESIGN: This prospective study included 5 total driving sessions at which measurements were taken. SETTING: The study was conducted at an academic medical center. PATIENTS: A total of 14 patients scheduled to undergo a right hip arthroscopy were enrolled and compared with a control group of 17 participants to account for a potential learning phenomenon...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707387/effects-of-nurses-personality-traits-and-their-environmental-characteristics-on-their-workplace-learning-and-nursing-competence
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Miyuki Takase, Masako Yamamoto, Yoko Sato
AIM: A good fit between an individual's personality traits and job characteristics motivates employees, and thus enhances their work behavior. However, how nurses' personality traits and their environmental characteristics relate to nurses' engagement in workplace learning, which improves their competence, has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate how nurses' personality traits, environmental characteristics, and workplace learning were related to nursing competence...
July 13, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701199/effectiveness-of-distance-learning-strategies-for-continuing-professional-development-cpd-for-rural-allied-health-practitioners-a-systematic-review
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Angela Berndt, Carolyn M Murray, Kate Kennedy, Mandy J Stanley, Susan Gilbert-Hunt
BACKGROUND: Allied health professionals working in rural areas face unique challenges, often with limited access to resources. Accessing continuing professional development is one of those challenges and is related to retention of workforce. Effectiveness of distance learning strategies for continuing professional development in rural allied healthcare workers has not been evaluated. METHODS: We searched 17 databases and the grey literature up to September 2016 following the PRISMA guidelines...
July 12, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698900/simulation-based-mastery-learning-for-endoscopy-using-the-endoscopy-training-system-a-strategy-to-improve-endoscopic-skills-and-prepare-for-the-fundamentals-of-endoscopic-surgery-fes-manual-skills-exam
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E Matthew Ritter, Zachary A Taylor, Kathryn R Wolf, Brenton R Franklin, Sarah B Placek, James R Korndorffer, Aimee K Gardner
INTRODUCTION: The fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES) program has considerable validity evidence for its use in measuring the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competency in endoscopy. Beginning in 2018, the American Board of Surgery will require all candidates to have taken and passed the written and performance exams in the FES program. Recent work has shown that the current ACGME/ABS required case volume may not be enough to ensure trainees pass the FES skills exam...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693706/cognitive-techniques-and-language-a-return-to-behavioral-origins
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María X Froján Parga, Miguel Núñez de Prado Gordillo, Ricardo de Pascual Verdú
BACKGROUND: the main purpose of this study is to offer an alternative explanatory account of the functioning of cognitive techniques that is based on the principles of associative learning and highlights their verbal nature. The traditional accounts are questioned and analyzed in the light of the situation of psychology in the 1970s. METHOD: conceptual analysis is employed to revise the concepts of language, cognition and behavior. Several operant- and Pavlovian-based approaches to these phenomena are presented, while particular emphasis is given to Mowrer’s (1954) approach and Ryle (1949) and Wittgenstein’s (1953) philosophical contributions to the field...
August 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693634/gender-and-relationship-status-interaction-and-likelihood-of-return-to-work-post-retirement
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Jason Settels, Julie McMullin
Population aging is an issue of mounting importance throughout the industrialized world. Concerns over labour force shortages have led to policies that prolong working life. Accordingly, present-day workforce participation patterns of older individuals are extensively varied. This study utilized the 2007 General Social Survey to examine factors associated with post-retirement paid work, focusing on the interaction between gender and relationship status, among Canadians aged 50 to 74 who had retired at least once...
July 11, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685719/motivations-and-training-needs-of-general-practitioner-preceptors
#14
Wen Ren, Nulanbieke Hasenbieke, Ying Liu, Yan Qiu, Zhao-Nong Zhou, Xiao-Yan Mao, Jing-Jing Ren
BACKGROUND: General practitioner (GP) preceptors play an important role in the cultivation of GPs. Many problems exist in the training of GP preceptors. This study aimed to explore the willingness and training needs of GP preceptors and compare the differences between preceptors from general practice and other specialties. METHODS: A total of 375 questionnaire forms were sent to 375 GP preceptors from 11 different provinces, and 344 completed forms were returned...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681109/neuropsychological-predictors-of-outcome-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fiona Allanson, Carmela Pestell, Gilles E Gignac, Yong Xiang Yeo, Michael Weinborn
Several neuropsychological dimensions are correlated with functional outcome (e.g., ability to return to family and community roles) following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Commonly investigated neuropsychological dimensions include verbal memory, visuo-spatial construction, set-shifting, generativity, and processing speed. Unfortunately, small sample sizes across relevant studies have contributed to inconsistent results. Furthermore, no studies have concurrently measured all of the candidate neuropsychological predictors, most of which are known to be inter-correlated...
July 5, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679795/species-specific-differences-in-the-fine-structure-of-learning-walk-elements-in-cataglyphis-ants
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Pauline N Fleischmann, Robin Grob, Rüdiger Wehner, Wolfgang Rössler
Cataglyphis desert ants are famous navigators. Like all central place foragers, they are confronted with the challenge to return home, i.e. relocate an inconspicuous nest entrance in the ground, after their extensive foraging trips. When leaving the underground nest for the first time, desert ants perform a striking behavior, so-called learning walks that are well structured. However, it is still unclear how the ants initially acquire the information needed for sky- and landmark-based navigation, in particular how they calibrate their compass system at the beginning of their foraging careers...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673645/evaluating-the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-self-injection-of-subcutaneous-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-dmpa-in-senegal-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jane Cover, Maymouna Ba, Jeanette Lim, Jennifer Kidwell Drake, Bocar M Daff
OBJECTIVES: Expanding contraceptive options through self-injection may improve access and confidentiality. There are few published studies on contraceptive self-injection in sub-Saharan Africa and none in West Africa, a region with high unmet need. This study was performed to assess feasibility of subcutaneous DMPA self-injection in Senegal; objectives were to: 1) measure the proportion of participants who self-injected competently 3months after training; 2) measure the proportion who self-injected on time (defined conservatively as within 7days of reinjection date); and 3) assess acceptability of self-injection...
June 30, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672026/weibo-sentiments-and-stock-return-a-time-frequency-view
#18
Yingying Xu, Zhixin Liu, Jichang Zhao, Chiwei Su
This study provides new insights into the relationships between social media sentiments and the stock market in China. Based on machine learning, we classify microblogs posted on Sina Weibo, a Twitter's variant in China into five detailed sentiments of anger, disgust, fear, joy, and sadness. Using wavelet analysis, we find close positive linkages between sentiments and the stock return, which have both frequency and time-varying features. Five detailed sentiments are positively related to the stock return for certain periods, particularly since October 2014 at medium to high frequencies of less than ten trading days, when the stock return is undergoing significant fluctuations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663166/researching-mental-health-disorders-in-the-era-of-social-media-systematic-review
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Akkapon Wongkoblap, Miguel A Vadillo, Vasa Curcin
BACKGROUND: Mental illness is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent public health problems worldwide. Social network platforms, where users can express their emotions, feelings, and thoughts, are a valuable source of data for researching mental health, and techniques based on machine learning are increasingly used for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to explore the scope and limits of cutting-edge techniques that researchers are using for predictive analytics in mental health and to review associated issues, such as ethical concerns, in this area of research...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660177/an-evaluation-of-the-online-universal-programme-coping-parent-a-feasibility-study
#20
Dawn Adele Owen, Judy Hutchings
BACKGROUND: COPING parent (Confident Parent Internet Guide) is an online universal parenting programme designed for parents of children aged 3-8 who are interested in learning positive parenting strategies to address everyday parenting challenges. Most people now have access to the internet and many parents seek online parenting advice, so it is important to ensure that advice is both evidence-based and freely available. The 10-week online COPING parent programme presents information and activities based on core social learning theory principles...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Research
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