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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671643/differences-in-praxis-performance-and-receptive-language-during-fingerspelling-between-deaf-children-with-and-without-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Anjana N Bhat, Sudha M Srinivasan, Colleen Woxholdt, Aaron Shield
Children with autism spectrum disorder present with a variety of social communication deficits such as atypicalities in social gaze and verbal and non-verbal communication delays as well as perceptuo-motor deficits like motor incoordination and dyspraxia. In this study, we had the unique opportunity to study praxis performance in deaf children with and without autism spectrum disorder in a fingerspelling context using American Sign Language. A total of 11 deaf children with autism spectrum disorder and 11 typically developing deaf children aged between 5 and 14 years completed a fingerspelling task...
April 2018: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655594/no-effect-of-prenatal-vitamin-d-deficiency-on-autism-relevant-behaviours-in-multiple-inbred-strains-of-mice
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M Langguth, M Fassin, S Alexander, K M Turner, T H J Burne
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders commonly characterised by verbal and non-verbal communication deficits, impaired social interaction and repetitive, stereotypic behaviours. The aetiology of ASD is most likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Epidemiological evidence suggests that prenatal vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased incidence of ASD. The overall aim of this study was to investigate prenatal vitamin D deficiency on ASD-related behavioural phenotypes in multiple inbred strains of mice...
April 12, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618997/executive-functions-and-prosodic-abilities-in-children-with-high-functioning-autism
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Marisa G Filipe, Sónia Frota, Selene G Vicente
Little is known about the relationship between prosodic abilities and executive function skills. As deficits in executive functions (EFs) and prosodic impairments are characteristics of autism, we examined how EFs are related to prosodic performance in children with high-functioning autism (HFA). Fifteen children with HFA ( M = 7.4 years; SD = 1.12), matched to 15 typically developing peers on age, gender, and non-verbal intelligence participated in the study. The Profiling Elements of Prosody in Speech-Communication (PEPS-C) was used to assess prosodic performance...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608153/use-of-a-video-scoring-anchor-for-rapid-serial-assessment-of-social-communication-in-toddlers
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Natasha Marrus, Stefanie Kennon-McGill, Brooke Harris, Yi Zhang, Anne L Glowinski, John N Constantino
Reciprocal social behavior (RSB), an early-emerging capacity to engage in social contingency-which is foundational for both social learning and social competency-is hypothesized to be disrupted in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ability to quantify the full range of RSB during the toddler period, when core symptoms of ASD often arise, is pivotal for evaluating early risk for ASD, characterizing social development, and tracking response to early interventions. However, important parameters of variation in RSB-especially prior to the development of verbal language-can be nuanced and difficult to characterize using questionnaire-based methods...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600570/medical-communication-the-views-of-simulated-patients
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William Laughey, Nora Sangvik Grandal, Gabrielle M Finn
CONTEXT: Simulated patients (SPs) are extensively used in the teaching of medical communication, both for students and doctors. They occupy a unique middle ground between patients and physicians: although free from the prejudices that medical training brings, they work closely with clinical tutors to promote the principles of patient-centred consulting. Despite this, there is relatively little research around their views on what makes for good communication practice. This study aims to address this gap in the literature through a qualitative analysis of SPs' opinions, especially in the context of medical student communication...
March 30, 2018: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580965/designing-a-nurse-delivered-delirium-bundle-what-intensive-care-unit-staff-survivors-and-their-families-think
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Leona Bannon, Jennifer McGaughey, Mike Clarke, Daniel F McAuley, Bronagh Blackwood
BACKGROUND: Implementation of quality improvement interventions can be enhanced by exploring the perspectives of those who will deliver and receive them. We designed a non-pharmacological bundle for delirium management for a feasibility trial, and we sought to obtain the views of intensive care unit (ICU) staff, survivors, and families on the barriers and facilitators to its implementation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the barriers and facilitators to a multicomponent bundle for delirium management in critically ill patients comprising (1) education and family participation, (2) sedation minimisation and pain, agitation, and delirium protocol, (3) early mobilisation, and (4) environmental interventions for sleep, orientation, communication, and cognitive stimulation...
March 23, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570913/children-with-cochlear-implants-in-infancy-predictors-of-early-vocabulary
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Edith L Bavin, Julia Sarant, Greg Leigh, Luke Prendergast, Peter Busby, Candida Peterson
BACKGROUND: Language outcomes for children with cochlear implants (CIs) vary widely, even for those implanted before 2 years of age. Identifying the main influencing factors that account for some of the variability is important in order to provide information to guide appropriate clinical and intervention services for young children with CIs. However, there is limited research focusing on the predictors of early vocabulary development for children implanted in infancy. AIMS: To identify significant predictors of vocabulary (12-15 months post-implant) for a sample of 33 children with CIs, the majority implanted between 6 and 10 months of age, drawing on predictors of vocabulary reported for children with normal hearing...
March 23, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568232/challenges-faced-by-nurses-in-using-pain-assessment-scale-in-patients-unable-to-communicate-a-qualitative-study
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Kolsoum Deldar, Razieh Froutan, Abbas Ebadi
Background: One helpful strategy adopted for pain management in non-verbal, intubated patients is the use of a proper pain assessment scale. The purpose of the present study is to achieve a better and deeper understanding of the existing nurses' challenges in using pain assessment scales among patients unable to communicate. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using content analysis. Purposive sampling was used to select the participants and continued until data saturation...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566681/mapping-staff-perspectives-towards-the-delivery-of-hospital-care-for-children-and-young-people-with-and-without-learning-disabilities-in-england-a-mixed-methods-national-study
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Kate Oulton, Faith Gibson, Lucinda Carr, Angela Hassiotis, Carey Jewitt, Charlotte Kenten, Jessica Russell, Mark Whiting, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Jo Wray
BACKGROUND: Children and young people (CYP) with learning disabilities (LD) are a vulnerable population with increased risk of abuse and accidental injury and whose parents have reported concerns about the quality, safety and accessibility of their hospital care. The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) view of best practice for this group of patients includes: access to senior LD nurse provision; a clearly visible flagging system for identifying them; the use of hospital passports; and defined communication strategies (Glasper, Comp Child Adolesc Nurs 40:63-67, 2017)...
March 23, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553453/patients-satisfaction-with-the-non-communicable-diseases-services-provided-at-unrwa-health-centres-in-gaza-governorates-a-cross-sectional-study
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Zoheir Elkahtib
BACKGROUND: Most health-care organisations are increasingly interested in assessing the quality of their services. Patient satisfaction has a central role in the quality assessment in health care because it reflects the appropriateness of services from the clients' perspectives. The aim of this study was to assess the level of satisfaction in patients with non-communicable diseases (mainly diabetes and hypertension) who receive services from UNRWA health centres in Gaza governorates. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study we chose a random sample of participants who presented to the randomly selected six health centres for treatment of non-communicable diseases...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553442/factors-affecting-adherence-to-appointment-system-in-the-clinic-for-non-communicable-diseases-in-unrwa-s-khan-younis-health-centre-and-the-role-of-mobile-phone-text-messages-to-improve-adherence-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
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Sanaa Al Najjar, Tamer Al Shaer
BACKGROUND: To meet the emerging needs of the increasing numbers of patients with non-communicable diseases and to provide optimum care with optimum contact time and minimum waiting time, as stated in UNRWA guidelines, the mobile phone text messaging system was implemented in UNRWA centres to remind patients of upcoming appointments and to thereby improve the quality of care for vulnerable patients and regulate the work load in the clinics for non-communicable diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the causes for lack of adherence to the appointment system at UNRWA centres...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549746/receptive-language-is-associated-with-visual-perception-in-typically-developing-children-and-sensorimotor-skills-in-autism-spectrum-conditions
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Penelope Hannant
A number of studies have evidenced marked difficulties in language in autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Studies have also shown that language and word knowledge are associated with the same area of brain that is also responsible for visual perception in typically developing (TD) individuals. However, in ASC, research suggests word meaning is mapped differently, on to situational sensorimotor components within the brain. Furthermore, motor coordination is associated with communication skills. The current study explores whether motor coordination and visual perception are impaired in children with ASC, and whether difficulties in coordination and visual perception correlate with receptive language levels...
March 14, 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549693/experience-of-registered-nurses-in-assessing-postoperative-pain-in-hip-fracture-patients-with-dementia
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Ferid Krupić, Sahmir Sadić, Nail Seffo, Mirza Bišćevic, Mirsad Fazlić, Svemir Čustović, Kristian Samuelsson
Aim To explore the experience of registered nurses in assessing pain in hip fracture in patients with dementia in the postoperative setting. Methods The study questionnaire contained 23 items mainly addressing demographic and social data, information about communication and pain assessment, attention and awareness of the health-care professionals on the ward and suggestions for improving nursing. Results The nurses claimed that they began their assessment of pain in patients with dementia first by observing the patient and making a visual assessment of pain, after which they began to communicate with these patients; majority of dementia patients with hip fractures displayed more facial expressions of pain than patients without dementia...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545760/the-education-of-playful-boys-class-clowns-in-the-classroom
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Lynn A Barnett
This longitudinal study identified degrees of playfulness in 278 kindergarten-aged children, and followed them through their next three school years to determine how playfulness was viewed by the children themselves, their classmates, and teachers. Perceptions of the social competence, disruptiveness, and labeling as the class clown, were assessed from all perspectives in each of first through third grades. Hierarchical linear modeling was conducted to account for the nesting of the data (children within classrooms within schools) and for the lack of independence between the measures...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535666/the-social-gaze-space-a-taxonomy-for-gaze-based-communication-in-triadic-interactions
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Mathis Jording, Arne Hartz, Gary Bente, Martin Schulte-Rüther, Kai Vogeley
Humans substantially rely on non-verbal cues in their communication and interaction with others. The eyes represent a "simultaneous input-output device": While we observe others and obtain information about their mental states (including feelings, thoughts, and intentions-to-act), our gaze simultaneously provides information about our own attention and inner experiences. This substantiates its pivotal role for the coordination of communication. The communicative and coordinative capacities - and their phylogenetic and ontogenetic impacts - become fully apparent in triadic interactions constituted in its simplest form by two persons and an object...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513970/socio-economic-constrains-faced-by-tb-patients-that-lead-to-non-compliance-a-cross-sectional-study-in-southern-punjab-pakistan
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Aubid Allah Khan, Naveed Akhtar, Asadullah Madni, Nayab Tahir, Mubashar Rehman, Ahmed Raza, Aurangzeb Qadir
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is communicable from one person to another. Pakistan stands forefront among few unfortunate countries that still have heavy burden of TB infection. Being a developing country, TB patients in Pakistan have to face different socio-economic constraints that upset life of the patients as well as their families. A cross sectional survey was conducted in three selected districts, Lodharan, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar during February 2011 to June 2011. From three hundred selected patients 210 Were enrolled in study after receiving written consents...
May 2017: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512866/exposure-to-childhood-adversity-and-deficits-in-emotion-recognition-results-from-a-large-population-based-sample
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Erin C Dunn, Katherine M Crawford, Thomas W Soare, Katherine S Button, Miriam R Raffeld, Andrew D A C Smith, Ian S Penton-Voak, Marcus R Munafò
BACKGROUND: Emotion recognition skills are essential for social communication. Deficits in these skills have been implicated in mental disorders. Prior studies of clinical and high-risk samples have consistently shown that children exposed to adversity are more likely than their unexposed peers to have emotion recognition skills deficits. However, only one population-based study has examined this association. METHODS: We analyzed data from children participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a prospective birth cohort (n = 6,506)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497988/gender-differences-during-toddlerhood-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-prospective-community-based-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Lauren P Lawson, Rucha Joshi, Josephine Barbaro, Cheryl Dissanayake
Relatively few studies have examined gender differences in infants and toddlers, and most focus on clinically referred samples or high-risk infant cohorts. The current study aimed to examine gender differences in early autism manifestations and cognitive development in a community-ascertained sample. In total, 46 males and 21 females with ASD were seen at approximately 24 and 48 months of age. No significant gender differences were observed on overall cognitive ability, verbal skills, non-verbal skills, overall autism severity, or restricted repetitive behaviours...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497221/human-non-linguistic-vocal-repertoire-call-types-and-their-meaning
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Andrey Anikin, Rasmus Bååth, Tomas Persson
Recent research on human nonverbal vocalizations has led to considerable progress in our understanding of vocal communication of emotion. However, in contrast to studies of animal vocalizations, this research has focused mainly on the emotional interpretation of such signals. The repertoire of human nonverbal vocalizations as acoustic types, and the mapping between acoustic and emotional categories, thus remain underexplored. In a cross-linguistic naming task (Experiment 1), verbal categorization of 132 authentic (non-acted) human vocalizations by English-, Swedish- and Russian-speaking participants revealed the same major acoustic types: laugh, cry, scream, moan, and possibly roar and sigh...
2018: Journal of Nonverbal Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482840/characteristics-of-team-briefings-in-gynecological-surgery
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Katherine L Forsyth, Emily A Hildebrand, M Susan Hallbeck, Russell J Branaghan, Renaldo C Blocker
Preoperative briefings have been proven beneficial for improving team performance in the operating room. However, there has been minimal research regarding team briefings in specific surgical domains. As part of a larger project to develop a briefing structure for gynecological surgery, the study aimed to better understand the current state of pre-operative team briefings in one department of an academic hospital. Twenty-four team briefings were observed and video recorded. Communication was analyzed and social network metrics were created based on the team member verbal interactions...
February 24, 2018: Applied Ergonomics
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