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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230428/an-account-from-the-inside-examining-the-emotional-impact-of-qualitative-research-through-the-lens-of-insider-research
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Lori E Ross
The benefits and challenges of insider positionality have been much written about in relation to qualitative research. However, the specific emotional implications of insider research have been little explored. In this manuscript, I aim to bring the literature on insider positionality to the study of emotion in qualitative research through a reflection on my experiences as a "total insider" conducting interviews for a longitudinal qualitative study examining mental health during the transition to parenthood among sexual minority women...
November 2017: Qualitative Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228788/understanding-the-experiences-of-middle-school-girls-who-have-received-help-for-non-suicidal-self-injury
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Kathleen S Tillman, Michael Prazak, Megan L Obert
This study aimed to understand the experiences of middle school girls who have engaged in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and have received professional help for these behaviors. Participants described engaging in NSSI in response to uncomfortable feelings and invasive negative thoughts. They reported that engaging in NSSI decreased their uncomfortable feelings. While each participant had at least one person in her life who knew about her NSSI, participants did not feel supported or validated by these people...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222010/a-novel-nr2f2-loss-of-function-mutation-predisposes-to-congenital-heart-defect
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Xiao-Hui Qiao, Qian Wang, Juan Wang, Xing-Yuan Liu, Ying-Jia Xu, Ri-Tai Huang, Song Xue, Yan-Jie Li, Min Zhang, Xin-Kai Qu, Ruo-Gu Li, Xing-Biao Qiu, Yi-Qing Yang
Congenital heart defect (CHD) is the most common type of birth defect in humans and a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have demonstrated that genetic defects play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of CHD. However, the genetic basis of CHD remains poorly understood due to substantial genetic heterogeneity. In this study, the coding exons and splicing boundaries of the NR2F2 gene, which encodes a pleiotropic transcription factor required for normal cardiovascular development, were sequenced in 168 unrelated patients with CHD, and a novel mutation (c...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205211/a-computational-evaluation-of-sedentary-lifestyle-effects-on-carotid-hemodynamics-and-atherosclerotic-events-incidence
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Maria Vittoria Caruso, Raffaele Serra, Paolo Perri, Gianluca Buffone, Francesco Giuseppe Caliò, Stefano DE Franciscis, Fragomeni Fragomeni
PURPOSE: Hemodynamics has a key role in atheropathogenesis. Indeed, atherosclerotic phenomena occur in vessels characterized by complex geometry and flow pattern, like the carotid bifurcation. Moreover, lifestyle is a significant risk factor. The aim of this study is to evaluate the hemodynamic effects due to two sedentary lifestyles - sitting and standing positions - in the carotid bifurcation in order to identify the worst condition and to investigate the atherosclerosis incidence. METHODS: The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was chosen to carry out the analysis, in which in vivo non-invasive measurements were used as boundary conditions...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197196/analysis-of-the-prevalence-of-mental-disorders-in-psoriasis-the-relevance-of-psychiatric-assessment-in-dermatology
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Bárbara Roque Ferreira, José Luís Pio-Abreu, José Pedro Reis, Américo Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: The boundary between Dermatology and Psychiatry has increasing recognition. Psoriasis is a common psychophysiological skin disease with a major impact on patient's quality of life and a paradigmatic example of a pathology in that boundary. Studies are needed to exactly point out the prevalence of specific psychopathology and mental disorders associated with psoriasis. This work intends to analyse the prevalence of psychopathology and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with psoriasis...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187123/a-qualitative-investigation-of-the-nature-of-informal-supervision-among-therapists-in-training
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Sidney Coren, Barry A Farber
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated how, when, why, and with whom therapists in training utilize "informal supervision"-that is, engage individuals who are not their formally assigned supervisors in significant conversations about their clinical work. METHOD: Participants were 16 doctoral trainees in clinical and counseling psychology programs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using the Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) method. RESULTS: Seven domains emerged from the analysis, indicating that, in general, participants believe that informal and formal supervision offer many of the same benefits, including validation, support, and reassurance; freedom and safety to discuss doubts, anxieties, strong personal reactions to patients, clinical mistakes and challenges; and alternative approaches to clinical interventions...
November 29, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173140/the-mere-exposure-instruction-effect
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Pieter Van Dessel, Gaëtan Mertens, Colin Tucker Smith, Jan De Houwer
The mere exposure effect refers to the well-established finding that people evaluate a stimulus more positively after repeated exposure to that stimulus. We investigated whether a change in stimulus evaluation can occur also when participants are not repeatedly exposed to a stimulus, but are merely instructed that one stimulus will occur frequently and another stimulus will occur infrequently. We report seven experiments showing that (1) mere exposure instructions influence implicit stimulus evaluations as measured with an Implicit Association Test (IAT), personalized Implicit Association Test (pIAT), or Affect Misattribution Procedure (AMP), but not with an Evaluative Priming Task (EPT), (2) mere exposure instructions influence explicit evaluations, and (3) the instruction effect depends on participants' memory of which stimulus will be presented more frequently...
September 2017: Experimental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172814/social-media-and-professional-identity-pitfalls-and-potential
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Andrew O'Regan, William Henry Smithson, Eimear Spain
INTRODUCTION: Social media developments have completely changed how information is accessed and communicated. While great potential exists with these platforms, recent reports of online unprofessional behavior by doctors has threatened the medical professional identity; a matter of critical importance for clinicians and medical educators. This paper outlines a role for social media in facilitating support for clinicians and medical teachers; it will raise awareness of pitfalls and explain ethical and legal guidelines...
November 26, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171077/louisa-may-alcott-and-hospital-sketches-an-innovative-approach-to-gender-and-nursing-professionalization
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Ana Choperena Armendáriz, Julie Fairman
AIM: To show the development of an emerging nursing profession through the eyes of Louisa May Alcott and Hospital Sketches. BACKGROUND: In Hospital Sketches, Louisa May Alcott recounts her experiences when she worked as a nurse of injured soldiers during the American Civil War, in an autobiographically and masked-referential way, which allows her to negotiate between transgression and convention. Unlike other reviews, in this paper the relevance of nursing remains highlighted...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163249/are-empowered-employees-more-proactive-the-contingency-of-how-they-evaluate-their-leader
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Kui Yin, Lu Xing, Can Li, Yungui Guo
Finding ways to enhance employee proactive behavior is a focal concern for academics and practitioners. Previous studies have found a positive association between empowering leadership and proactive behavior (Martin et al., 2013; Li et al., 2017). However, these studies lack elaboration on mechanisms and do not rule out the effect of employees' proactive personality during empirical testing. We investigate empowering leadership from individual perspective due to the variation of empowerment levels even in the same team...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162089/patient-perspectives-on-continuity-of-care-adaption-and-preliminary-psychometric-assessment-of-a-norwegian-version-of-the-nijmegen-continuity-questionnaire-ncq-n
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Øystein Hetlevik, Merethe Hustoft, Annemarie Uijen, Jörg Aßmus, Sturla Gjesdal
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care is regarded as a core quality element in healthcare. Continuity can be related to one or more specific caregivers but also applies to collaboration within a team or across boundaries of healthcare. Measuring continuity is important to identify problems and evaluate quality improvement of interventions. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and psychometric properties of a Norwegian version of the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire (NCQ). METHODS: The NCQ was developed in The Netherlands...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154685/a-qualitative-analysis-of-real-time-continuous-glucose-monitoring-data-sharing-with-care-partners-to-share-or-not-to-share
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Michelle L Litchman, Nancy A Allen, Vanessa D Colicchio, Sarah E Wawrzynski, Kerri M Sparling, Krissa L Hendricks, Cynthia A Berg
BACKGROUND: Little research exists regarding how real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) data sharing plays a role in the relationship between patients and their care partners. OBJECTIVE: To (1) identify the benefits and challenges related to RT-CGM data sharing from the patient and care partner perspective and (2) to explore the number and type of individuals who share and follow RT-CGM data. METHODS: This qualitative content analysis was conducted by examining publicly available blogs focused on RT-CGM and data sharing...
November 20, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151093/munchausen-syndrome-and-the-wide-spectrum-of-factitious-disorders
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Laurent Tatu, Selma Aybek, Julien Bogousslavsky
Since its initial description in 1851, Munchausen syndrome has been widely used interchangeably with factitious disorder. Nevertheless, this syndrome is only one form of factitious disorder that is both severe and chronic. The syndrome was named after Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron von Münchhausen (1720-1797), a German nobleman who became famous as a narrator of false and exaggerated exploits. His name was progressively corrupted to Munchausen. Factitious disorders and Munchausen syndrome remain a great diagnosis challenge for physicians...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150377/urgent-versus-post-stabilisation-antiretroviral-treatment-in-hospitalised-hiv-infected-children-in-kenya-push-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Irene N Njuguna, Lisa M Cranmer, Vincent O Otieno, Cyrus Mugo, Hellen M Okinyi, Sarah Benki-Nugent, Barbra Richardson, Joshua Stern, Elizabeth Maleche-Obimbo, Dalton C Wamalwa, Grace C John-Stewart
BACKGROUND: Urgent antiretroviral therapy (ART) among hospitalised HIV-infected children might accelerate recovery or worsen outcomes associated with immune reconstitution. We aimed to compare urgent versus post-stabilisation ART among hospitalised HIV-infected children in Kenya. METHODS: In this unmasked randomised controlled trial, we randomly assigned (1:1) HIV-infected, ART-naive children aged 0-12 years who were eligible for treatment to receive ART within 48 h (urgent group) or in 7-14 days (post-stabilisation group) at four hospitals in Kenya (two in Nairobi and two in western Kenya)...
November 14, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131991/enhanced-mental-imagery-and-intact-perceptual-organization-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
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Rebeka Maróthi, Szabolcs Kéri
According to a widely held view, psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are characterized by a vague boundary between the perception of the external world and the inner imagery of persons, objects, and events. In this study, we addressed the perception-imagery debate in schizotypal personality disorder (SPD). Thirty individuals with SPD and 30 matched healthy subjects completed a lateral masking task. Participants were asked to detect a low-contrast Gabor patch flanked by two collinear Gabor masks. In the perceptual task, the masks were physically present, whereas in the imagery task, participants only imagined the masks...
November 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106949/identifying-key-factors-of-the-seawater-intrusion-model-of-dagu-river-basin-jiaozhou-bay
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Xiankui Zeng, Jian Dong, Dong Wang, Jichun Wu, Xiaobin Zhu, Shaohui Xu, Xilai Zheng, Jia Xin
Seawater intrusion is a complex groundwater - seawater interaction process, and it is influenced by many factors from ground surface to underground, from groundwater to seawater. Generally, for seawater intrusion model, some model parameters and boundary conditions are always specified by model users' personal experiences or literature's reference value. The defective model would damage the groundwater management for controlling and preventing seawater intrusion when making decisions are based on this model...
October 26, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100520/the-emergence-of-ethical-issues-in-the-provision-of-online-sexual-health-outreach-for-gay-bisexual-two-spirit-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-perspectives-of-online-outreach-workers
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Sophia Fantus, Rusty Souleymanov, Nathan J Lachowsky, David J Brennan
BACKGROUND: Mobile applications and socio-sexual networking websites are used by outreach workers to respond synchronously to questions and provide information, resources, and referrals on sexual health and STI/HIV prevention, testing, and care to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GB2M). This exploratory study examined ethical issues identified by online outreach workers who conduct online sexual health outreach for GB2M. METHODS: Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted between November 2013 and April 2014 with online providers and managers (n = 22) to explore the benefits, challenges, and ethical implications of delivering online outreach services in Ontario, Canada...
November 3, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094372/a-model-based-approach-to-the-wisdom-of-the-crowd-in-category-learning
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Irina Danileiko, Michael D Lee
We apply the "wisdom of the crowd" idea to human category learning, using a simple approach that combines people's categorization decisions by taking the majority decision. We first show that the aggregated crowd category learning behavior found by this method performs well, learning categories more quickly than most or all individuals for 28 previously collected datasets. We then extend the approach so that it does not require people to categorize every stimulus. We do this using a model-based method that predicts the categorization behavior people would produce for new stimuli, based on their behavior with observed stimuli, and uses the majority of these predicted decisions...
November 2, 2017: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083906/dgt-passive-sampling-for-quantitative-in-situ-measurements-of-compounds-from-household-and-personal-care-products-in-waters
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Wei Chen, Yanying Li, Chang-Er Chen, Andrew J Sweetman, Hao Zhang, Kevin C Jones
Widespread use of organic chemicals in household and personal care products (HPCPs) and their discharge into aquatic systems means reliable, robust techniques to monitor environmental concentrations are needed. The passive sampling approach of diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) is developed here and demonstrated to provide in situ quantitative and time-weighted average (TWA) measurement of these chemicals in waters. The novel technique is developed for HPCPs, including preservatives, antioxidants and disinfectants, by evaluating the performance of different binding agents...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072182/social-challenges-of-contemporary-psychiatry
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N Bouras
Psychiatry and society are interrelated and the biopsychosocial model continues to dominate the clinical psychiatric practice. Some doubts have been expressed in recent years about the value and the wide acceptance of the biopsychosocial model. Ghaemi (2009)1 considers it to be anti-humanistic and advocates the use of less eclectic, less generic, and less vague alternatives. The fundamental changes that have been witnessed in our times across the spectrum of biology, psychology and sociology have made necessary that a conceptual clarity should prevail...
July 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
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