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Visualization of Qualitative Research

V A Shaimova, T B Shaimov, R B Shaimov, A Yu Galin, Zh A Goloshchapova, P K Ryzhkov, A V Fomin
PURPOSE: To develop methods for evaluating effectiveness of YAG-laser vitreolysis of vitreous floaters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 144 patients (173 eyes) who had underwent YAG-laser vitreolysis and were under observation from 01.09.16 to 31.01.18. The patients were 34 to 86 years old (mean age 62.7±10.2 years), 28 (19.4%) patients were male, 116 (80.6%) - female. All patients underwent standard and additional examination: ultrasonography (Accutome B-scan plus, U...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Stéphanie Gamache, François Routhier, Ernesto Morales, Marie-Hélène Vandersmissen, Normand Boucher
BACKGROUND: Due to the ageing population and higher prevalence of individuals living with physical disabilities, there is a critical need for inclusive practices when designing accessible pedestrian infrastructures for ensuring social participation and equal opportunities. PURPOSE: Summarize the physical characteristics of current pedestrian infrastructure design for individuals with physical disabilities (IPD - motor, visual and hearing) found in the scientific literature and assess its quality...
March 14, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Anna Chiumento, Laura Machin, Atif Rahman, Lucy Frith
PURPOSE: Recognising that one way to address the logistical and safety considerations of research conducted in humanitarian emergencies is to use internet communication technologies to facilitate interviews online, this article explores some practical and methodological considerations inherent to qualitative online interviewing. METHOD: Reflections from a case study of a multi-site research project conducted in post-conflict countries are presented.  Synchronous online cross-language qualitative interviews were conducted in one country...
December 2018: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Jonas Verbrugghe, Els Knippenberg, Steven Palmaers, Thomas Matheve, Wout Smeets, Peter Feys, Annemie Spooren, Annick Timmermans
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a burden on the healthcare system. Exercise therapy is an important part of MSD rehabilitation. Motion detection systems are developed to support exercise therapy settings. This systematic review aims 1) to investigate which types of motion detection systems have been used as a technological support for exercise therapy, 2) to investigate the characteristics of motion detection supported exercise therapy in relation to its clinical indications, and 3) to evaluate the effectiveness of motion detection supported exercise therapy, in MSD rehabilitation...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Kendra L Rieger, Christina H West, Amanda Kenny, Rishma Chooniedass, Lisa Demczuk, Kim M Mitchell, Joanne Chateau, Shannon D Scott
BACKGROUND: Digital storytelling is an arts-based research method with potential to elucidate complex narratives in a compelling manner, increase participant engagement, and enhance the meaning of research findings. This method involves the creation of a 3- to 5-min video that integrates multimedia materials including photos, participant voices, drawings, and music. Given the significant potential of digital storytelling to meaningfully capture and share participants' lived experiences, a systematic review of its use in healthcare research is crucial to develop an in-depth understanding of how researchers have used this method, with an aim to refine and further inform future iterations of its use...
March 5, 2018: Systematic Reviews
Clíona Rooney, Karim Hadjri, Keith Mcallister, Máirín Rooney, Verity Faith, Cathy Craig
Lifetime home standards (LTHS) are a set of standards aimed at making homes more accessible. Previous research, however, indicates that LTHS do not adequately meet the needs of those with sensory impairments. Now, with visual impairment set to increase globally and acknowledging the recognised link between quality of dwelling and wellbeing, this article aims to examine the experiences of visually impaired people living in lifetime homes. The objectives are to investigate existing lifetime homes and to identify whether LTHS meet occupants' needs...
2018: J Hous Built Environ
Rebecca Hodes, Jenny Doubt, Elona Toska, Beth Vale, Nompumelelo Zungu, Lucie Cluver
BACKGROUND: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commit to strengthening collaborations between governments and civil society. Adolescents are among the key target populations for global development initiatives, but research studies and programmes rarely include their direct perspectives on how to promote health and wellbeing. This article explores how both the methods and the findings of participatory research provide insights into adolescents' aspirations across the domains of health and social development...
February 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
Jon Walbrin, Paul Downing, Kami Koldewyn
Success in the social world requires the ability to perceive not just individuals and their actions, but pairs of people and the interactions between them. Despite the complexity of social interactions, humans are adept at interpreting those interactions they observe. Although the brain basis of this remarkable ability has remained relatively unexplored, converging functional MRI evidence suggests the posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) is centrally involved. Here, we sought to determine whether this region is sensitive to both the presence of interactive information, as well as to the content of qualitatively different interactions (i...
February 21, 2018: Neuropsychologia
Martin O'Reilly, Brian Caulfield, Tomas Ward, William Johnston, Cailbhe Doherty
BACKGROUND: Analysis of lower limb exercises is traditionally completed with four distinct methods: (1) 3D motion capture; (2) depth-camera-based systems; (3) visual analysis from a qualified exercise professional; and (4) self-assessment. Each method is associated with a number of limitations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to synthesise and evaluate studies which have investigated the capacity for inertial measurement unit (IMU) technologies to assess movement quality in lower limb exercises...
February 24, 2018: Sports Medicine
Alyssa M Cassar, Gareth S Denyer, Helen T O'Connor, Janelle A Gifford
Nutrition literacy is linked to health via its influence on dietary intake. There is a need for a tool to assess nutrition literacy in research and dietetic practice. We sought guidance from nutrition professionals on topic areas and features of an electronic nutrition literacy assessment tool for Australian adults. 28 experienced nutrition professionals engaged in a range of nutrition and dietetic work areas participated in six focus groups using a semi-structured interview schedule. Data were analysed using an inductive approach using NVivo 10 (QSR International, Pty Ltd...
February 23, 2018: Nutrients
Tara Schmidlen, Amy C Sturm, Shelly Hovick, Laura Scheinfeldt, J Scott Roberts, Lindsey Morr, Joseph McElroy, Amanda E Toland, Michael Christman, Julianne M O'Daniel, Erynn S Gordon, Barbara A Bernhardt, Kelly E Ormond, Kevin Sweet
With the advent of widespread genomic testing for diagnostic indications and disease risk assessment, there is increased need to optimize genetic counseling services to support the scalable delivery of precision medicine. Here, we describe how we operationalized the reciprocal engagement model of genetic counseling practice to develop a framework of counseling components and strategies for the delivery of genomic results. This framework was constructed based upon qualitative research with patients receiving genomic counseling following online receipt of potentially actionable complex disease and pharmacogenomics reports...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
Marie Truglio-Londrigan, Jason T Slyer
Background: Shared decision-making has received national and international interest by providers, educators, researchers, and policy makers. The literature on shared decision-making is extensive, dealing with the individual components of shared decision-making rather than a comprehensive process. This view of shared decision-making leaves healthcare providers to wonder how to integrate shared decision-making into practice. Objective: To understand shared decision-making as a comprehensive process from the perspective of the patient and provider in all healthcare settings...
2018: Open Nursing Journal
Albert Park, Mike Conway, Annie T Chen
Objectives: Social media, including online health communities, have become popular platforms for individuals to discuss health challenges and exchange social support with others. These platforms can provide support for individuals who are concerned about social stigma and discrimination associated with their illness. Although mental health conditions can share similar symptoms and even co-occur, the extent to which discussion topics in online mental health communities are similar, different, or overlapping is unknown...
January 2018: Computers in Human Behavior
James Michael Parnell, Jennifer C Robinson
AIM: This paper introduces social network analysis as a versatile method with many applications in nursing research. BACKGROUND: Social networks have been studied for years in many social science fields. The methods continue to advance but remain unknown to most nursing scholars. DESIGN: Discussion paper. DATA SOURCES: English language and interpreted literature was searched from Ovid Healthstar, CINAHL, PubMed Central, Scopus and hard copy texts from 1965-2017...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Emma Harding, Mary Pat Sullivan, Rachel Woodbridge, Keir X X Yong, Anne McIntyre, Mary L Gilhooly, Kenneth J Gilhooly, Sebastian J Crutch
OBJECTIVES: To explore the stress process for individuals living with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) and their families. DESIGN: A qualitative study using in-depth semi-structured dyadic and individual interviews with people living with a diagnosis of PCA and a family carer. Interview transcripts were thematically analysed. SETTING: Participants' homes. PARTICIPANTS: 20 individuals in the mild to moderate stages of PCA and 20 family carers...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Neha Verma, Raj Kumar, Vishal Sharma
The use of printers to generate falsified documents has become a common practice in today's world. The examination and identification of the printed matter in the suspected documents (civil or criminal cases) may provide important information about the authenticity of the document. In the present study, a total number of 100 black toner samples both from laser printers and photocopiers were examined using diffuse reflectance UV-Vis Spectroscopy. The present research is divided into two parts; visual discrimination and discrimination by using multivariate analysis...
February 2, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Guosheng Chen, Siming Huang, Xiaoxue Kou, Jin'ge Zhang, Fuxin Wang, Fang Zhu, Gangfeng Ouyang
Cis-diol biomolecules, such as saccharides and glycoproteins play vital roles in regulating a variety of biological events, including molecular recognition, signal transduction, cell adhesion and immune response. However, saccharides and glycoproteins in living system usually exist in very low abundance along with abundant interfering components. High-efficiency detection of saccharides and glycoproteins is a challenging yet highly impactful area of research. Herein, we reported a novel magnetic microprobe with benzoboroxole modified flexible multisite-arm (PEG 2000 grafted PAMAM dendrimers, the microprobe was denoted as BFMA-MNP) for high-efficiency saccharides detection...
February 8, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
William L Allen
Researchers increasingly use visualisation to make sense of their data and communicate findings more widely. But these are not necessarily straightforward processes. Theories of knowledge brokerage show how sociopolitical contexts and intermediary organisations that translate research for public audiences shape how users engage with evidence. Applying these ideas to data visualisation, I argue that several kinds of brokers (such as data collectors, designers and intermediaries) link researchers and audiences, contributing to the ways that people engage with visualisations...
February 1, 2018: Public Understanding of Science
Marc Garcia-Font, F Durán-Sindreu, S Morelló, S Irazusta, F Abella, M Roig, J G Olivieri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate and compare the incidence and intensity of postoperative pain following removal of gutta-percha from root canals using rotary and reciprocating instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty patients scheduled for a non-surgical endodontic retreatment were included for evaluation. Preoperative pain was recorded with using a questionnaire with a 10-cm visual analogical scale (VAS). Endodontic filling material was removed with Reciproc (VDW, Munich, Germany) or ProFile (Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK) instruments...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Gerlinde Logghe, Bram Trachet, Lydia Aslanidou, Pablo Villaneuva-Perez, Julie De Backer, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Marco Stampanoni, Hiroki Aoki, Patrick Segers
In order to show the advantage and potential of propagation-based phase-contrast synchrotron imaging in vascular pathology research, we analyzed aortic medial ruptures in BAPN/AngII-infused mice, a mouse model for aortic dissection. Ascending and thoraco-abdominal samples from n = 3 control animals and n = 10 BAPN/AngII-infused mice (after 3, 7 and 14 days of infusion, total of 24 samples) were scanned. A steep increase in the number of ruptures was already noted after 3 days of BAPN/AngII-infusion...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
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