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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986338/a-smart-card-based-electronic-school-absenteeism-system-for-influenza-like-illness-surveillance-in-hong-kong-design-implementation-and-feasibility-assessment
#1
Dennis Km Ip, Eric Hy Lau, Hau Chi So, Jingyi Xiao, Chi Kin Lam, Vicky J Fang, Yat Hung Tam, Gabriel M Leung, Benjamin J Cowling
BACKGROUND: School-aged children have the highest incidence of respiratory virus infections each year, and transmission of respiratory viruses such as influenza virus can be a major concern in school settings. School absenteeism data have been employed as a component of influenza surveillance systems in some locations. Data timeliness and system acceptance remain as key determinants affecting the usefulness of a prospective surveillance system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of implementing an electronic school absenteeism surveillance system using smart card-based technology for influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance among a representative network of local primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong...
October 6, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960026/analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-consumer-acceptance-of-accredited-online-health-information
#2
Heui Sug Jo, Tae Min Song, Bong Gi Kim
With the increasing use of the internet and the spread of smartphones, health information seekers obtain considerable information through the internet. As the amount of online health information increases, the need for quality management of health information has been emphasized. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the intention of using accredited online health information by applying the extended technology acceptance model (Extended-TAM). An online survey was conducted from September 15, 2016 to October 3, 2016, on 500 men and women aged 19-69 years...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957759/assessing-the-utility-of-tam-tpb-and-utaut-for-advanced-driver-assistance-systems
#3
Md Mahmudur Rahman, Mary F Lesch, William J Horrey, Lesley Strawderman
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are intended to enhance driver performance and improve transportation safety. The potential benefits of these technologies, such as reduction in number of crashes, enhancing driver comfort or convenience, decreasing environmental impact, etc., have been acknowledged by transportation safety researchers and federal transportation agencies. Although these systems afford safety advantages, they may also challenge the traditional role of drivers in operating vehicles. Driver acceptance, therefore, is essential for the implementation of these systems into the transportation system...
November 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915231/postnatal-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-associated-with-larger-preterm-brain-tissue-volumes-and-better-outcomes
#4
Daphne Kamino, Colin Studholme, Mengyuan Liu, Vann Chau, Steven P Miller, Anne Synnes, Elizabeth E Rogers, A James Barkovich, Donna M Ferriero, Rollin Brant, Emily W Y Tam
BACKGROUND: Human studies investigating the link between postnatal polyunsaturated fatty acids and preterm brain growth are limited, despite emerging evidence of potential effects on outcomes. METHODS: Sixty preterm neonates <32 weeks gestational age with MRI scanning at near-birth and near-term age were assessed for brain tissue volumes including cortical grey matter, white matter, deep grey matter, cerebellum, brainstem and ventricular cerebrospinal fluid. Red blood cell fatty acid content was evaluated within 1 week of each MRI scan...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871504/using-eeg-frontal-asymmetry-to-predict-it-user-s-perceptions-regarding-usefulness-ease-of-use-and-playfulness
#5
Christos N Moridis, Vasileios Terzis, Anastasios A Economides, Anna Karlovasitou, Vasileios E Karabatakis
Information systems (IS) community is increasingly interested in employing neuroscience tools and methods in order to develop new theories concerning Human-computer interaction (HCI) and further understand IS acceptance models. The new field of NeuroIS has been introduced to address these issues. NeuroIS researchers have proposed encephalography (EEG), among other neuroscience instruments, as a valuable usability metric, when used effectively in appropriately designed experiments. Moreover, numerous researchers have suggested that EEG frontal asymmetry may serve as an important metric of user experience...
September 4, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851276/effects-of-horticultural-therapy-on-elderly-health-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Hui Yu Chan, Roger Chun-Man Ho, Rathi Mahendran, Kheng Siang Ng, Wilson Wai-San Tam, Iris Rawtaer, Chay Hoon Tan, Anis Larbi, Lei Feng, Angelia Sia, Maxel Kian-Wee Ng, Goh Lee Gan, Ee Heok Kua
BACKGROUND: Due to a rapidly ageing population in the world, it is increasingly pertinent to promote successful ageing strategies which are cost-effective, easily accessible, and more likely to be acceptable to the elderly. Past research associates exposure to natural environments and horticultural therapy (HT) with positive psychological, social and physical health benefits. This Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) is designed to evaluate the efficacy of HT in promoting Asian elderly' mental health, cognitive functioning and physical health...
August 29, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842390/user-perspectives-on-exergames-designed-to-explore-the-hemineglected-space-for-stroke-patients-with-visuospatial-neglect-usability-study
#7
Bernadette C Tobler-Ammann, Elif Surer, Ruud H Knols, N Alberto Borghese, Eling D de Bruin
BACKGROUND: Visuospatial neglect due to stroke is characterized by the inability to perceive stimuli emerging in the area opposite to the side of brain damage. Besides adopting conventional rehabilitation methods to treat neglect symptoms, the use of virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular. We designed a series of 9 exergames aimed to improve exploration of the neglected side of space. When new VR interventions are designed, it is important to assess the usability aspects of such management strategies within the target population...
August 25, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842292/using-game-authoring-platforms-to-develop-screen-based-simulated-functional-assessments-in-persons-with-executive-dysfunction-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#8
David Martínez-Pernía, Javier Núñez-Huasaf, Ángel Del Blanco, Amparo Ruiz-Tagle, Juan Velásquez, Mariela Gomez, Carl Robert Blesius, Agustin Ibañez, Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Andrea Slachevsky
The assessment of functional status is a critical component of clinical neuropsychological evaluations used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in patients with cognitive brain disorders. There are, however, no widely adopted neuropsychological tests that are both ecologically valid and easily administered in daily clinical practice. This discrepancy is a roadblock to the widespread adoption of functional assessments. In this paper, we propose a novel approach using a serious game authoring platform (eAdventure) for creating screen-based simulated functional assessments...
October 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835848/a-description-of-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-in-a-major-urban-center-receiving-conservative-care
#9
Fareed B Kamar, Helen Tam-Tham, Chandra Thomas
BACKGROUND: Conservative/palliative (nondialysis) management is an option for some individuals for treatment of stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD). Little is known about these individuals treated with conservative care in the Canadian setting. OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of patients treated with conservative care for category G5 non-dialysis CKD in a Canadian context. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Urban nephrology center...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828377/evaluating-clinicians-user-experience-and-acceptability-of-learntb-a-smartphone-application-for-tuberculosis-in-india
#10
Tripti Pande, Kavitha Saravu, Zelalem Temesgen, Al Seyoum, Shipra Rai, Raghavendra Rao, Deekshith Mahadev, Madhukar Pai, Marie-Pierre Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious killer, and India accounts for 2.8 of the 10.4 million TB cases that occur each year, making it the highest TB burden country worldwide. Poor quality of TB care is a major driver of the epidemic in India. India's large private, unregulated sector manages over 50% of the TB patients, with studies showing suboptimal diagnosis and treatment in the private sector. Better education of doctors using mobile applications (apps) is a possible solution...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745330/concordant-bone-marrow-involvement-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-represents-a-distinct-clinical-and-biological-entity-in-the-era-of-immunotherapy
#11
Z Yao, L Deng, Z Y Xu-Monette, G C Manyam, P Jain, A Tzankov, C Visco, G Bhagat, J Wang, K Dybkaer, W Tam, E D Hsi, J H van Krieken, M Ponzoni, A J M Ferreri, M B Møller, J N Winter, M A Piris, L Fayad, Y Liu, Y Song, R Z Orlowski, H Kantarjian, L J Medeiros, Y Li, J Cortes, K H Young
In diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the clinical and biological significance of concordant and discordant bone marrow (BM) involvement have not been well investigated. We evaluated 712 de novo DLBCL patients with front-line rituximab-containing treatment, including 263 patients with positive and 449 with negative BM status. Compared with negative BM disease, concordant BM adversely impacted overall and progression-free survival, probably independent of the International Prognostic Index (IPI) and cell-of-origin classification...
July 12, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729234/mobile-phone-supported-physiotherapy-for-frozen-shoulder-feasibility-assessment-based-on-a-usability-study
#12
Thomas Stütz, Gerlinde Emsenhuber, Daniela Huber, Michael Domhardt, Martin Tiefengrabner, Gertie Janneke Oostingh, Ulrike Fötschl, Nicholas Matis, Simon Ginzinger
BACKGROUND: Patients with frozen shoulder show limited shoulder mobility often accompanied by pain. Common treatment methods include physiotherapy, pain medication, administration of corticosteroids, and surgical capsulotomy. Frozen shoulder often lasts from months to years and mostly affects persons in the age group of 40 to 70 years. It severely reduces the quality of life and the ability to work. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention that supports patients affected by "stage two" frozen shoulder...
July 20, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720917/exploring-electronic-communication-modes-between-iraqi-faculty-and-students-of-pharmacy-schools-using-the-technology-acceptance-model
#13
Ali Azeez Al-Jumaili, Mohammed D Al-Rekabi, Oday S Alsawad, Omer Q B Allela, Ryan Carnahan, Hiwa Saaed, Alaadin Naqishbandi, Dheyaa J Kadhim, Bernard Sorofman
Objective. To explore for the first time the extent to which Iraqi pharmacy students and faculty use Facebook and university email for academic communications, and to examine factors influencing utilization within the framework of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Methods. An electronic survey was administered to convenience samples of students and faculty of six Iraqi public schools and colleges of pharmacy in 2015. Results. Responses included 489 student and 128 faculty usable surveys. Both students and faculty use Facebook more than university email for academic communications...
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718837/interactivity-and-trust-as-antecedents-of-e-training-use-intention-in-nigeria-a-structural-equation-modelling-approach
#14
A U Alkali, Nur Naha Abu Mansor
BACKGROUND: The last few decades saw an intense development in information technology (IT) and it has affected the ways organisations achieve their goals. Training, in every organisation is an ongoing process that aims to update employees' knowledge and skills towards goals attainment. Through adequate deployment of IT, organisations can effectively meet their training needs. However, for successful IT integration in training, the employees who will use the system should be positively disposed towards it...
July 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666977/the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-web-based-alcohol-management-intervention-in-community-sports-clubs-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Tameka McFadyen, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Jenny Tindall, Sze Lin Yoong, Christophe Lecathelinais, Karen Gillham, Shauna Sherker, Bosco Rowland, Nicola McLaren, Melanie Kingsland
BACKGROUND: The implementation of comprehensive alcohol management strategies can reduce excessive alcohol use and reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm at sporting venues. Supporting sports venues to implement alcohol management strategies via the Web may represent an effective and efficient means of reducing harm caused by alcohol in this setting. However, the feasibility and acceptability of such an approach is unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify (1) the current access to and use of the Web and electronic devices by sports clubs; (2) the perceived usefulness, ease of use, and intention to use a Web-based program to support implementation of alcohol management policies in sports clubs; (3) the factors associated with intention to use such a Web-based support program; and (4) the specific features of such a program that sports clubs would find useful...
June 30, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625892/consumers-acceptance-of-medicinal-herbs-an-application-of-the-technology-acceptance-model-tam
#16
Nargesh Khatun Jokar, Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari, Christos A Damalas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The shift in consumers' preferences from synthetic to 'natural' products has led to a resurgence of interest in medicinal plants, particularly in developing countries. However, research data about consumers' preferences for particular products is hard to find. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to contribute to the general understanding of consumers' intention for selecting medicinal herbs for consumption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Factors underpinning consumers' acceptance of medicinal herbs were studied with the technology acceptance model (TAM) in Rasht City of Iran using a structured questionnaire...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609603/can-research-that-is-not-intended-or-unlikely-to-be-published-be-considered-ethical
#17
Christopher Barton, Chun Wah Michael Tam, Penelope Abbott, Sally Hall, Siaw-Teng Liaw
BACKGROUND: For research to be ethically acceptable, the potential benefits must justify any risks involved for participants. Dissemination of research findings through publication is one way of creating benefit, but not all researchers intend to publish their research. Other factors, such as lack of size or representativeness, generalisability or innovativeness, or negative findings mean the research is unlikely to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. OBJECTIVE: This paper discusses ethical considerations in research where peer-reviewed publication is not intended or unlikely...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592889/extended-follow-up-and-impact-of-high-risk-prognostic-factors-from-the-phase-3-resonate-tm-study-in-patients-with-previously-treated-cll-sll
#18
J R Brown, P Hillmen, S O'Brien, J C Barrientos, N M Reddy, S E Coutre, C S Tam, S P Mulligan, U Jaeger, P M Barr, R R Furman, T J Kipps, F Cymbalista, P Thornton, F Caligaris-Cappio, J Delgado, M Montillo, S DeVos, C Moreno, J M Pagel, T Munir, J A Burger, D Chung, J Lin, L Gau, B Chang, G Cole, E Hsu, D F James, J C Byrd
In the phase 3 RESONATE(TM) study, ibrutinib demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and overall response rate (ORR) compared with ofatumumab in relapsed/refractory CLL patients with high-risk prognostic factors. We report updated results from RESONATE in these traditionally chemotherapy resistant high-risk genomic subgroups at a median follow-up of 19 months. Mutations were detected by Foundation One Heme Panel. Baseline mutations in the ibrutinib arm included TP53 (51%), SF3B1 (31%), NOTCH1 (28%), ATM (19%), and BIRC3 (14%)...
June 8, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574980/diagnostics-for-neonatal-sepsis-current-approaches-and-future-directions
#19
REVIEW
Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Catherine M Bendel
Progress has been made in the reduction of morbidity and mortality from neonatal sepsis. However, diagnosis continues to rely primarily on conventional microbiologic techniques, which can be inaccurate. The objective of this review is to provide the clinician with an overview of the current information available on diagnosing this condition. We review currently available diagnostic approaches for documenting neonatal sepsis and also describe novel approaches for diagnosing infection in neonates who are under development and investigation...
October 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554630/towards-improved-quality-benchmarking-and-shelf-life-evaluation-of-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#20
Nhat Tam Le, Nhu Khue Doan, Thanh Nguyen Ba, Thi Van Thi Tran
An improved quality benchmarking and shelf life evaluation of freshly harvested black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) was pursued by combining sensory and chemical methods. This involved developing a quality index method (QIM) to further assess both freshness and shelf life of the studied shrimp samples. The quality index included the use of trimethylamine (TMA-N), total volatile basis nitrogen (TVB-N), histamine, and hypoxanthine, which were performed at scheduled times during the ten days of ice storage (0°C)...
November 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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