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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072847/heuristic-strategies-for-persuader-selection-in-contagions-on-complex-networks
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Peng Wang, Li-Jie Zhang, Xin-Jian Xu, Gaoxi Xiao
Individual decision to accept a new idea or product is often driven by both self-adoption and others' persuasion, which has been simulated using a double threshold model [Huang et al., Scientific Reports 6, 23766 (2016)]. We extend the study to consider the case with limited persuasion. That is, a set of individuals is chosen from the population to be equipped with persuasion capabilities, who may succeed in persuading their friends to take the new entity when certain conditions are satisfied. Network node centrality is adopted to characterize each node's influence, based on which three heuristic strategies are applied to pick out persuaders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069041/understanding-how-primary-care-practitioners-perceive-an-online-intervention-for-the-management-of-hypertension
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Katherine Bradbury, Katherine Morton, Rebecca Band, Carl May, Richard McManus, Paul Little, Lucy Yardley
BACKGROUND: In order to achieve successful implementation an intervention needs to be acceptable and feasible to its users and must overcome barriers to behaviour change. The Person-Based Approach can help intervention developers to improve their interventions to ensure more successful implementation. This study provides an example of using the Person-Based Approach to refine a digital intervention for hypertension (HOME BP). METHODS: Our Person-Based Approach involved conducting qualitative focus groups with practice staff to explore their perceptions of HOME BP and to identify any potential barriers to implementation of the HOME BP procedures...
January 9, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063002/gut-microbiota-and-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
R Gao, Z Gao, L Huang, H Qin
The gut microbiota is considered as a forgotten organ in human health and disease. It maintains gut homeostasis by various complex mechanisms. However, disruption of the gut microbiota has been confirmed to be related to gastrointestinal diseases such as colorectal cancer, as well as remote organs in many studies. Colorectal cancer is a multi-factorial and multi-stage involved disorder. The role for microorganisms that initiate and facilitate the process of colorectal cancer has become clear. The candidate pathogens have been identified by culture and next sequencing technology...
January 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060585/theorizing-foreshadowed-death-narratives-examining-the-impact-of-character-death-on-narrative-processing-and-skin-self-exam-intentions
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Jakob D Jensen, Robert N Yale, Melinda Krakow, Kevin K John, Andy J King
Narratives are common in health campaigns and interventions, with many depicting individuals battling a particular illness or disease. Past research has focused primarily on the form and effects of survivor stories, but considerably less attention has been devoted to stories in which 1 or more of the central characters passes away. The goal of the current study was to compare the relative persuasive impact of survivor and death narratives in influencing skin prevention behaviors and to test narrative mediators that might explicate underlying mechanisms of effect...
January 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059633/adolescent-and-young-adult-women-s-opinions-of-common-eating-disorder-prevention-messages
#5
Jennifer S Mills, Nicole Vu, Ron Manley, Shasha Tse
We examined young women's opinions of five common eating disorder (ED) prevention themes in terms of persuasiveness and impact on behavioral intentions. Video-taped prevention themes were rated by female adolescents and young adults (ages 13-25) with and without eating disorders. Overall, younger participants found the prevention messages less persuasive than older participants. Controlling for age, clinical participants found the messages to be less persuasive than did non-clinical participants. Clinical participants reported no change in their behavioral intentions after watching the videos, whereas non-clinical participants reported a lower intention to diet and make body comparisons after viewing the messages...
January 6, 2017: Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059565/social-media-campaign-effects-moderating-role-of-social-capital-in-an-anti-smoking-campaign
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Kang Namkoong, Seungahn Nah, Stephanie K Van Stee, Rachael A Record
This study examined the effects of an anti-smoking campaign that employs a crowdsourcing method with a social networking service. Drawing upon social capital scholarship and the expression effect research paradigm in eHealth systems, the study also investigated the roles of social trust and community life satisfaction in the social media campaign that has a specific geographical boundary. To that end, we conducted an experiment using a two-group pretest-posttest design. We randomly assigned 201 participants to two conditions: "campaign message reception only" as a control group and "message reception and expression" as a treatment group in which participants fully engaged in the campaign process by sharing their own campaign ideas with other participants...
January 6, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057193/weekday-and-weekend-food-advertising-varies-on-children-s-television-in-the-usa-but-persuasive-techniques-and-unhealthy-items-still-dominate
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M J Vilaro, T E Barnett, A M Watson, J W Merten, A E Mathews
OBJECTIVE: In 2006, food industry self-regulatory efforts aimed to balance the mix of food advertisements to limit children's exposure to unhealthy food products. An update to these efforts proposed to eliminate all unhealthy advertisements during peak child viewing times and implement uniform nutrition criteria by December, 2013. Marketing techniques are not currently addressed in self-regulatory efforts. The food industry's pledge prompted researchers to conduct a content analysis to assess nutritional quality and presence of persuasive marketing techniques in child-directed food and beverage advertisements...
January 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054949/using-vital-dyes-to-trace-uptake-of-dsrna-by-green-peach-aphid-allows-effective-assessment-of-target-gene-knockdown
#8
Vineeta Bilgi, John Fosu-Nyarko, Michael G K Jones
RNA interference (RNAi) is an effective tool to study gene function. For in vitro studies of RNAi in insects, microinjection of double-stranded (ds)RNA may cause stress. Non-persuasive oral delivery of dsRNA to trigger RNAi is a better mode of delivery for delicate insects such as aphids because it mimics natural feeding. However, when insects feed ad libitum, some individuals may not feed. For accurate measurement of gene knockdown, analysis should only include insects that have ingested dsRNA. The suitability of eleven dyes was assessed to trace ingestion of dsRNA in an artificial feeding system for green peach aphids (GPA, Myzus persicae)...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044978/-nudges-relevance-limitations-and-ethical-issues-specifically-in-health-policy
#9
Caroline Huyard
The concept of "nudge" has recently spread accross the field of research that addresses the issue of health behaviours change. According to Thaler and Sunstein (2008) a nudge is "any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people's behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives". Similar concepts, such as persuasive technology or manipulation, have been studied for decades in the fields of design, psychology or communication. The novelty of the concept of "nudge"' lies in its particular political purpose, namely libertarian paternalism...
December 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042597/the-effect-of-comparatively-framed-versus-similarity-framed-e-cigarette-and-snus-print-ads-on-young-adults-ad-and-product-perceptions
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Smita C Banerjee, Kathryn Greene, Yuelin Li, Jamie S Ostroff
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effects of comparative-framing [C-F; ads highlighting differences between the advertised product and conventional cigarettes and/or smokeless tobacco products] versus similarity-framing (S-F; ads highlighting congruence with conventional cigarettes and/or smokeless tobacco products) in e-cigarette and snus ads on young adult smokers' and non-smokers' ad- and product-related perceptions. METHODS: One thousand fifty one (1,051) young adults (18-24 years; 76% women; 50% smokers) from existing consumer panels were recruited in a within-subjects quasi-experiment...
July 2016: Tobacco Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039801/persuasive-technology-in-teaching-acute-pain-assessment-in-nursing-results-in-learning-based-on-pre-and-post-testing
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Ana Graziela Alvarez, Grace T Marcon Dal Sasso, M Sriram Iyengar
BACKGROUND: Thousands of patients seek health services every day with complaints of pain. However, adequate pain assessment is still flawed, a fact that is partly related to gaps in professional learning on this topic. Innovative strategies such as the use of a virtual learning object mediated by persuasive technology in the learning of undergraduate nursing students can help to fill these gaps and to provide different ways of learning to learn. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results in learning among undergraduate nursing students about assessment of acute pain in adults and newborns, before and after an online educational intervention...
December 22, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035604/decomplexation-efficiency-and-mechanism-of-cu-ii-edta-by-h2o2-coupled-internal-micro-electrolysis-process
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Dongfang Zhou, Yongyou Hu, Qian Guo, Weiguang Yuan, Jiefan Deng, Yapan Dang
Internal micro-electrolysis (IE) coupled with Fenton oxidation (IEF) was a very effective technology for copper (Cu)-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) wastewater treatment. However, the mechanisms of Cu(2+) removal and EDTA degradation were scarce and lack persuasion in the IEF process. In this paper, the decomplexation and removal efficiency of Cu-EDTA and the corresponding mechanisms during the IEF process were investigated by batch test. An empirical equation and the oxidation reduction potential (ORP) index were proposed to flexibly control IE and the Fenton process, respectively...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034916/engaging-patients-in-primary-care-practice-transformation-theory-evidence-and-practice
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REVIEW
Anjana E Sharma, Kevin Grumbach
Patient engagement is a fundamental strategy for achieving patient centred care and is receiving increasing attention in primary care reform efforts such as the patient-centred medical home and related care models. Much of the prior published theory and evidence supporting patient engagement has focused on improving engagement in individual care. Much less is understood about engaging patients as partners in practice improvement at the primary care clinic or practice level. We review the historical and policy context for the growing interest in the USA and UK in patient engagement at the primary care practice level, highlight findings from systematic reviews of the research evidence on practice-level patient engagement and discuss practical considerations for implementing patient engagement...
December 29, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034479/legitimation-dynamics-how-sroi-could-mobilize-resources-for-new-constituencies
#14
Kate Cooney
The following critical essay on the social return on investment (SROI) methodology is broken into two parts. In the first section, focusing on the categorization dynamics of the SROI, I review a set of methodological and ethical tensions surrounding the SROI, using examples from my own work and other published works using SROI. These tensions include the fact that the project requires standardization to achieve comparability while concurrently offering a flexibility in constructing a narrative of impact that is attractive to users...
December 19, 2016: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032470/a-look-at-uganda-s-early-hiv-prevention-strategies-through-a-moderate-african-communitarian-lens
#15
Jane Wathuta
This paper seeks to highlight the benefits of prioritizing moderate African communitarian principles as partly demonstrated in the HIV prevention strategies implemented in Uganda in the late 1980s. Pertinent lessons could be drawn so as to achieve the HIV prevention targets envisioned in the post-2015 development era. Communitarianism emphasizes the importance of communities as part of healthy human existence. Its core ethical values include the virtues of generosity, compassion, and solidarity. Persuasion through communication, consensus through dialogue, and the awareness and commitment to responsibilities towards other members of the community, are chief practices relied upon to achieve appropriate social behaviour...
December 28, 2016: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029434/healthy-competition-a-qualitative-study-investigating-persuasive-technologies-and-the-gamification-of-cycling
#16
Paul Barratt
Changing socio-technical practices occurring within cycling are leading the pursuit, and its participants, to become ever more embedded into the networked digital world. GPS enabled mobile-technologies have introduced a new element of competition into recreational riding, whether on the road, competing over timed virtual segments, or online dissecting and comparing the data that has been logged and shared via dedicated ride-logging applications. In order to understand these technologies qualitative study using reflective diaries and semi-structured interviews has been conducted with experienced club cyclists who had fully experienced the effects of their arrival...
October 28, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029148/investigating-mitochondrial-dna-relationships-in-neolithic-western-europe-through-serial-coalescent-simulations
#17
Maïté Rivollat, Stéphane Rottier, Christine Couture, Marie-Hélène Pemonge, Fanny Mendisco, Mark G Thomas, Marie-France Deguilloux, Pascale Gerbault
Recent ancient DNA studies on European Neolithic human populations have provided persuasive evidence of a major migration of farmers originating from the Aegean, accompanied by sporadic hunter-gatherer admixture into early Neolithic populations, but increasing toward the Late Neolithic. In this context, ancient mitochondrial DNA data collected from the Neolithic necropolis of Gurgy (Paris Basin, France), the largest mitochondrial DNA sample obtained from a single archeological site for the Early/Middle Neolithic period, indicate little differentiation from farmers associated to both the Danubian and Mediterranean Neolithic migration routes, as well as from Western European hunter-gatherers...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018248/clinical-relevance-of-informal-coercion-in-psychiatric-treatment-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Florian Hotzy, Matthias Jaeger
INTRODUCTION: Although informal coercion is frequently applied in psychiatry, its use is discussed controversially. This systematic review aimed to summarize literature on attitudes toward informal coercion, its prevalence, and clinical effects. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed, Embase, PsycINF, and Google Scholar was conducted. Publications were included if they reported original data describing patients' and clinicians' attitudes toward and prevalence rates or clinical effects of informal coercion...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011200/synthesis-x-ray-molecular-structure-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-docking-studies-of-some-n-4-benzyl-substituted-5-nitroisatin-3-thiosemicarbazones
#19
Humayun Pervez, Nazia Khan, Sumera Zaib, Muhammad Yaqub, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Jamshed Iqbal
A series of fifteen N(4)-benzyl substituted 5-nitroisatin-3-thiosemicarbazones 5a-o was synthesized and evaluated for urease inhibitory, phytotoxic and cytotoxic influences. All the compounds proved to be highly potent inhibitors of the enzyme, showing inhibitory activity (IC50=0.87±0.25-8.09±0.23μM) much better than the reference inhibitor, thiourea (IC50=22.3±1.12μM) and may thus act as persuasive leads for further studies. In phytotoxicity assay, twelve out of fifteen thiosemicarbazones tested i.e. 5a-e, 5g, 5i and 5k-o appeared to be active, exhibiting weak or non-significant (5-35%) growth inhibition at the highest tested concentrations (1000 or 500μg/mL)...
December 10, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007691/design-and-feasibility-of-a-text-messaging-intervention-to-prevent-indoor-tanning-among-young-adult-women-a-pilot-study
#20
William D Evans, Darren Mays
BACKGROUND: Although skin cancer is largely preventable, it affects nearly 1 of 5 US adults. There is a need for research on how to optimally design persuasive public health indoor tanning prevention messages. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to examine whether framed messages on indoor tanning behavioral intentions delivered through short message service (SMS) text messaging would produce (1) positive responses to the messages, including message receptivity and emotional response; (2) indoor tanning efficacy beliefs, including response efficacy and self-efficacy; and (3) indoor tanning risk beliefs...
December 22, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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