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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862757/easy-read-and-accessible-information-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-is-it-worth-it-a-meta-narrative-literature-review
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Deborah Chinn, Claire Homeyard
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of "accessible information" for people with intellectual disabilities in UK health care has accelerated in recent years, underpinned by policy guidance alongside the recent introduction of mandatory standards. However, questions have been raised as to the impact of such resources as a means of enhancing involvement in health care and addressing health inequalities. OBJECTIVE: To review and synthesize the evidence from different approaches used to evaluate the impact of accessible information for people with intellectual disabilities using a meta-narrative approach...
November 16, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858402/toward-an-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-clinical-data-collection-tool-the-italian-experience-of-developing-simple-intuitive-descriptions-of-the-rehabilitation-set-categories
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Melissa Selb, Francesca Gimigliano, Birgit Prodinger, Gerold Stucki, Germano Pestelli, Maurizio Iocco, Paolo Boldrini
BACKGROUND: As part of international efforts to develop and implement national models including the specification of ICF-based clinical data collection tools, the Italian rehabilitation community initiated a project to develop simple, intuitive descriptions of the ICF Rehabilitation Set, highlighting the core concept of each category in user-friendly language. AIM: This paper outlines the Italian experience in developing simple, intuitive descriptions of the ICF Rehabilitation Set as an ICF-based clinical data collection tool for Italy...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836253/bi-manual-proximal-external-aortic-compression-after-major-abdominal-pelvic-trauma-and-during-ambulance-transfer-a-simulation-study
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M J Douma, D O'Dochartaigh, P G Brindley
BACKGROUND: Applying manual pressure after hemorrhage is intuitive, cost-free, and logistically-simple. When direct abdominal-pelvic compression fails, clinicians can attempt indirect proximal-external-aortic-compression (PEAC), while expediting transfer and definitive rescue. This study quantifies the sustainability of simulated bi-manual PEAC both immediately on scene and during subsequent ambulance transfer. The goal is to understand when bi-manual PEAC might be clinically-useful, and when to prioritize compression-devices or endovascular-occlusion...
November 5, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834281/factors-that-impact-on-emergency-nurses-ethical-decision-making-ability
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Barbara Alba
BACKGROUND: Reliance on moral principles and professional codes has given nurses direction for ethical decision-making. However, rational models do not capture the emotion and reality of human choice. Intuitive response must be considered. RESEARCH PURPOSE: Supporting intuition as an important ethical decision-making tool for nurses, the aim of this study was to determine relationships between intuition, years of worked nursing experience, and perceived ethical decision-making ability...
November 10, 2016: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821118/the-intensive-care-lifeboat-a-survey-of-lay-attitudes-to-rationing-dilemmas-in-neonatal-intensive-care
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C Arora, J Savulescu, H Maslen, M Selgelid, D Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Resuscitation and treatment of critically ill newborn infants is associated with relatively high mortality, morbidity and cost. Guidelines relating to resuscitation have traditionally focused on the best interests of infants. There are, however, limited resources available in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), meaning that difficult decisions sometimes need to be made. This study explores the intuitions of lay people (non-health professionals) regarding resource allocation decisions in the NICU...
November 8, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804316/the-existential-dimension-in-general-practice-identifying-understandings-and-experiences-of-general-practitioners-in-denmark
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Elisabeth Assing Hvidt, Jens Søndergaard, Jette Ammentorp, Lars Bjerrum, Dorte Gilså Hansen, Frede Olesen, Susanne S Pedersen, Helle Timm, Connie Timmermann, Niels Christian Hvidt
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to identify points of agreement and disagreements among general practitioners (GPs) in Denmark concerning how the existential dimension is understood, and when and how it is integrated in the GP-patient encounter. DESIGN: A qualitative methodology with semi-structured focus group interviews was employed. SETTING: General practice setting in Denmark. SUBJECTS: Thirty-one GPs from two Danish regions between 38 and 68 years of age participated in seven focus group interviews...
November 2, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780256/quality-traceability-system-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-based-on-two-dimensional-barcode-using-mobile-intelligent-technology
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Yong Cai, Xiwen Li, Runmiao Wang, Qing Yang, Peng Li, Hao Hu
Currently, the chemical fingerprint comparison and analysis is mainly based on professional equipment and software, it's expensive and inconvenient. This study aims to integrate QR (Quick Response) code with quality data and mobile intelligent technology to develop a convenient query terminal for tracing quality in the whole industrial chain of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). Three herbal medicines were randomly selected and their chemical two-dimensional barcode (2D) barcodes fingerprints were constructed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726221/development-and-evaluation-of-an-online-educational-resource-about-cancer-survivorship-for-cancer-nurses-a-mixed-methods-sequential-study
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T Shaw, P Yates, B Moore, K Ash, L Nolte, M Krishnasamy, J Nicholson, M Rynderman, J Avery, M Jefford
Cancer survivorship is recognised globally as a key issue. In spite of the key role played by nurses in survivorship care, there is an identified gap in nurse's knowledge in this area. This study reports on the development and evaluation of an educational resource for nurses working with people affected by cancer. The resource was designed using adult learning principles and includes a variety of learning materials and point of care resources. A mixed-methods sequential exploratory design was used to undertake an evaluation of the programme...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711938/the-effect-of-medical-education-on-attitudes-towards-schizophrenia-a-five-year-follow-up-study
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Ayşen Esen Danacı, Kuzeymen Balıkçı, Orkun Aydın, Cengiz Cengisiz, A Burak Uykur
OBJECTIVE: It has been widely acknowledged that the community and health professionals hold negative attitudes toward patients with impaired mental health. This constitutes a majör obstacle for those patients in coping with their disease, managing their care, and hence regulating their lives. Although studies carried out in Turkey document the presence of stigma, they provide limited information about the ways for solving this problem. Drawing on the litrature, the present study investigated the effect of medical education on stigmatization...
2016: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671523/women-s-and-clinicians-perspectives-of-presentation-with-reduced-fetal-movements-a-qualitative-study
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R M D Smyth, W Taylor, A E Heazell, C Furber, M Whitworth, T Lavender
BACKGROUND: Worldwide maternal perception of fetal movements has been used for many years to evaluate fetal wellbeing. It is intuitively regarded as an expression of fetal well-being as pregnancies in which women consistently report regular fetal movements have very low morbidity and mortality. Conversely, maternal perception of reduced fetal movements is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. We sought to gain insight into pregnant women's and clinicians views and experiences of reduced movements...
September 26, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663085/evidence-based-pathology-in-its-second-decade-toward-probabilistic-cognitive-computing
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Alberto M Marchevsky, Ann E Walts, Mark R Wick
Evidence-based pathology (EBP) advocates using a combination of best available data ("evidence") from the literature and personal experience for the diagnosis, estimation of prognosis and assessment of other variables that impact individual patient care. EBP relies on systematic reviews of the literature, evaluation of the quality of evidence as categorized by evidence levels and statistical tools such as meta-analyses, estimates of probabilities and odds, and others. However, it is well known that previously "statistically significant" information usually does not accurately forecast the future for individual patients...
September 20, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646418/do-radiographic-parameters-of-dysplasia-improve-to-normal-ranges-after-bernese-periacetabular-osteotomy
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Eduardo N Novais, Stephen Duncan, Jeffrey Nepple, Gail Pashos, Perry L Schoenecker, John C Clohisy
BACKGROUND: The goal of periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is to improve the insufficient coverage of the femoral head and achieve joint stability without creating secondary femoroacetabular impingement. However, the complex tridimensional morphology of the dysplastic acetabulum presents a challenge to restoration of normal radiographic parameters. Accurate acetabular correction is important to achieve long-term function and pain improvement. There are limited data about the proportion of patients who have normal radiographic parameters restored after PAO and the factors associated with under- and overcorrection...
September 19, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636600/the-questioned-p-value-clinical-practical-and-statistical-significance
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Rosa Jiménez-Paneque
The use of p-value and statistical significance have been questioned since the early 80s in the last century until today. Much has been discussed about it in the field of statistics and its applications, especially in Epidemiology and Public Health. As a matter of fact, the p-value and its equivalent, statistical significance, are difficult concepts to grasp for the many health professionals some way involved in research applied to their work areas. However, its meaning should be clear in intuitive terms although it is based on theoretical concepts of the field of Statistics...
2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580753/the-effect-of-coloured-overlays-and-lenses-on-reading-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Philip G Griffiths, Robert H Taylor, Lisa M Henderson, Brendan T Barrett
PURPOSE: There are many anecdotal claims and research reports that coloured lenses and overlays improve reading performance. Here we present the results of a systematic review of this literature and examine the quality of the evidence. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature concerning the effect of coloured lenses or overlays on reading performance by searching the PsychInfo, Medline and Embase databases. This revealed 51 published items (containing 54 data sets)...
September 2016: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541049/simbrain-3-0-a-flexible-visually-oriented-neural-network-simulator
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Zachary Tosi, Jeffrey Yoshimi
Simbrain 3.0 is a software package for neural network design and analysis, which emphasizes flexibility (arbitrarily complex networks can be built using a suite of basic components) and a visually rich, intuitive interface. These features support both students and professionals. Students can study all of the major classes of neural networks in a familiar graphical setting, and can easily modify simulations, experimenting with networks and immediately seeing the results of their interventions. With the 3.0 release, Simbrain supports models on the order of thousands of neurons and a million synapses...
November 2016: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494954/cancer-risk-factor-knowledge-among-young-adults
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Julie Williams Merten, Alexander Parker, Adrienne Williams, Jessica L King, Erin Largo-Wight, Morsal Osmani
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the USA. Incidence and mortality rates for cancer have risen steadily and cost the healthcare system over $264 billion annually. Cancer risk can be reduced by restricting alcohol consumption, avoiding tobacco, eating a balanced diet, limiting sun exposure, exercising, and seeking routine cancer screenings. The purpose of this study is to examine cancer risk factor knowledge among college students. Researchers surveyed undergraduate and graduate students (n = 758) at a mid-sized public university in the Southeast about their knowledge regarding cancer risk factors including smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, obesity, hypertension, and human papillomavirus (HPV)...
August 6, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442764/trust-your-gut-or-think-carefully-examining-whether-an-intuitive-versus-a-systematic-mode-of-thought-produces-greater-empathic-accuracy
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Christine Ma-Kellams, Jennifer Lerner
Cultivating successful personal and professional relationships requires the ability to accurately infer the feelings of others-that is, to be empathically accurate. Some are better at this than others, a difference which may be explained in part by mode of thought. Specifically, empathically accurate people may tend to rely more on intuitive rather than systematic thought when perceiving others. Or it may be the reverse: systematic thought may increase empathic accuracy. To determine which view is supported by the evidence, we conducted 4 studies examining relations between mode of thought (intuitive vs...
July 21, 2016: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378611/a-health-at-every-size-intervention-improves-intuitive-eating-and-diet-quality-in-canadian-women
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Elise Carbonneau, Catherine Bégin, Simone Lemieux, Lyne Mongeau, Marie-Claude Paquette, Mylène Turcotte, Marie-Ève Labonté, Véronique Provencher
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Health at Every Size(®) (HAES(®)) interventions focus on healthy lifestyle by promoting behavioral changes related to diet and physical activity while emphasizing self-acceptance and well-being through an empowerment and intuitive approach. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a HAES(®) program on intuitive eating and diet quality in women. METHODS: The HAES(®) intervention, offered by professionals from Health and Social Services Centers in Quebec (Canada), was composed of thirteen 3-h weekly meetings and a 6-h intensive day...
June 18, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27337681/beyond-pleasure-and-pain-facial-expression-ambiguity-in-adults-and-children-during-intense-situations
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Sofia Wenzler, Sarah Levine, Rolf van Dick, Viola Oertel-Knöchel, Hillel Aviezer
According to psychological models as well as common intuition, intense positive and negative situations evoke highly distinct emotional expressions. Nevertheless, recent work has shown that when judging isolated faces, the affective valence of winning and losing professional tennis players is hard to differentiate. However, expressions produced by professional athletes during publicly broadcasted sports events may be strategically controlled. To shed light on this matter we examined if ordinary people's spontaneous facial expressions evoked during highly intense situations are diagnostic for the situational valence...
September 2016: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27323913/neurobiological-differences-in-mental-rotation-and-instrument-interpretation-in-airline-pilots
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Ronald Sladky, Irene Stepniczka, Edzard Boland, Martin Tik, Claus Lamm, André Hoffmann, Jan-Philipp Buch, Dominik Niedermeier, Joris Field, Christian Windischberger
Airline pilots and similar professions require reliable spatial cognition abilities, such as mental imagery of static and moving three-dimensional objects in space. A well-known task to investigate these skills is the Shepard and Metzler mental rotation task (SMT), which is also frequently used during pre-assessment of pilot candidates. Despite the intuitive relationship between real-life spatial cognition and SMT, several studies have challenged its predictive value. Here we report on a novel instrument interpretation task (IIT) based on a realistic attitude indicator used in modern aircrafts that was designed to bridge the gap between the abstract SMT and a cockpit environment...
2016: Scientific Reports
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