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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040934/calibration-to-tool-use-during-visually-guided-reaching
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Brian Day, Elham Ebrahimi, Leah S Hartman, Christopher C Pagano, Sabarish V Babu
In studying human perception and performance researchers must understand how the body schema is modified to accurately represent one's capabilities when tools are used, as humans use tools that alter their capabilities frequently. The present work tested the idea that calibration is responsible for modifying an embodied action schema during tool use. We investigated calibration in the context of manual activity in near space through a behavioral measure. Participants made blind reaches to various visual distances in pre- and post-test phases using a short tool that did not extend their reach...
October 14, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040873/hazard-perception-skills-of-young-drivers-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-can-be-improved-with-computer-based-driver-training-an-exploratory-randomised-controlled-trial
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C R Bruce, C A Unsworth, M P Dillon, R Tay, T Falkmer, P Bird, L M Carey
BACKGROUND: Young drivers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk of road traffic injuries than their peers. Increased risk correlates with poor hazard perception skill. Few studies have investigated hazard perception training using computer technology with this group of drivers. OBJECTIVES: *Determine the presence and magnitude of the between-group and within- subject change in hazard perception skills in young drivers with ADHD who receive Drive Smart training...
October 14, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040841/-caught-with-a-body-yet-protected-by-law-calling-911-for-opioid-overdose-in-the-context-of-the-good-samaritan-law
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Amanda D Latimore, Rachel S Bergstein
BACKGROUND: To address soaring opioid overdose fatality rates, 41U.S. states have passed Good Samaritan Laws (GSLs) extending legal immunity to overdose bystanders who call for emergency assistance. This study, conducted during the period that followed implementation of a GSL, aimed to characterize current factors determining the decision to call for emergency medical help (911) at the scene of an overdose with specific attention to exploring the role of the GSL as one such factor in decision-making...
October 14, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040824/perceived-harm-as-a-mediator-of-the-relationship-between-social-norms-and-marijuana-use-and-related-consequences-among-american-indian-youth
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Mark A Prince, Randall C Swaim, Linda R Stanley, Bradley T Conner
BACKGROUND: American Indian (AI) youth are at increased risk for marijuana use with marijuana use rates on or near reservations 1.6-4.8 times higher compared to non-AI youth in the same regions (Stanley et al., 2014). One outcome of the changing social and legal acceptance of marijuana is a decrease in perceived risk among adolescents. It is unknown whether these changes in perceptions of marijuana-related harm will presage higher rates of use among AI youth. Perceptions of others use (i...
October 12, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040715/the-integrated-pain-team-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-an-embedded-interdisciplinary-pain-care-intervention-on-primary-care-team-satisfaction-confidence-and-perceptions-of-care-effectiveness
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Natalie Purcell, Kara Zamora, Jenny Tighe, Yongmei Li, Mathew Douraghi, Karen Seal
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the impact of the Integrated Pain Team (IPT)-an interdisciplinary chronic pain care intervention embedded in primary care at a large Veterans Affairs health care system. Outcomes evaluated included IPT's impact on the perceived effectiveness of chronic pain care; provider self-confidence; and primary care team satisfaction, stress, and burnout. METHOD:  This mixed-methods quality-improvement study employed: 1) qualitative semistructured interviews of 61 primary care providers, other primary care team members, and organizational stakeholders; and 2) a supplementary quantitative survey of 65 providers, comparing those who had referred patients to IPT with those who had not...
October 12, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040624/altering-practices-to-include-bimodal-bilingual-asl-spoken-english-programming-at-a-small-school-for-the-deaf-in-canada
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Karen Priestley, Charlotte Enns, Shauna Arbuckle
Bimodal-bilingual programs are emerging as one way to meet broader needs and provide expanded language, educational and social-emotional opportunities for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (Marschark, M., Tang, G. & Knoors, H. (Eds). (2014). Bilingualism and bilingual Deaf education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; Paludneviciene & Harris, R. (2011). Impact of cochlear implants on the deaf community. In Paludneviciene, R. & Leigh, I. (Eds.), Cochlear implants evolving perspectives (pp. 3-19)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040505/late-booking-amongst-african-women-in-a-london-borough-england-implications-for-health-promotion
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Martha J Chinouya, Cathrine Madziva
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance is that a pregnant woman should see a midwife within the first 13 weeks into her pregnancy, in what is known as the 'booking appointment' or the 'full assessment' where she discusses with the midwife her care plan, medical and family histories and social circumstances. Significant numbers of black African women present after 13 weeks into the pregnancy. This study explores why black African women access the booking appointment after 13 weeks of pregnancy in a London borough...
October 10, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040504/implementing-multiple-intervention-strategies-in-dutch-public-health-related-policy-networks
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Janneke Harting, Dorothee Peters, Kimberly Grêaux, Patricia van Assema, Stefan Verweij, Karien Stronks, Erik-Hans Klijn
Improving public health requires multiple intervention strategies. Implementing such an intervention mix is supposed to require a multisectoral policy network. As evidence to support this assumption is scarce, we examined under which conditions public health-related policy networks were able to implement an intervention mix. Data were collected (2009-14) from 29 Dutch public health policy networks. Surveys were used to identify the number of policy sectors, participation of actors, level of trust, networking by the project leader, and intervention strategies implemented...
October 13, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040405/the-balcony-technique-of-breast-augmentation-and-inverted-t-mastopexy-with-an-inferior-dermoglandular-flap
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Roy de Vita, Giovanni Zoccali, Ernesto Maria Buccheri
Background: Optimal breast augmentation-mastopexy involves a reliable technique, fast recovery, minimal complications, and aesthetic results that are excellent and enduring. Objectives: The authors sought to determine whether the balcony technique of augmentation-mastopexy was safe and yielded satisfactory long-term outcomes in patients with breast ptosis and hypoplasia. Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective review of 207 patients who underwent subglandular augmentation and inverted-T mastopexy with a customized Wise keyhole resection pattern and an inferior flap...
October 4, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040302/an-investigation-of-perceived-vehicle-speed-from-a-driver-s-perspective
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Changxu Wu, Dekuang Yu, Amy Doherty, Tianyi Zhang, Leo Kust, Gang Luo
PURPOSE: Speed estimation of drivers' own vehicles and other vehicles on the road is an important task for drivers and is also crucial to the roadway safety. The objective of the study was to examine the effects of multiple factors such as image scale, speed, road type, driving experience, and gender on the speed perception of drivers' own vehicles. METHODS: Thirty participants consisted of 17 males and 13 females, including 13 without driving experience. All participants estimated the driving speed of 192 5-second video clips, which were selected from naturalistic driving recordings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040082/determinants-of-the-use-of-alternatives-to-arsenic-contaminated-shallow-groundwater-an-exploratory-study-in-rural-west-bengal-india
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Caroline Delaire, Abhijit Das, Susan Amrose, Ashok Gadgil, Joyashree Roy, Isha Ray
Shallow groundwater containing toxic concentrations of arsenic is the primary source of drinking water for millions of households in rural West Bengal, India. Often, this water also contains unpleasant levels of iron and non-negligible fecal contamination. Alternatives to shallow groundwater are increasingly available, including government-built deep tubewells, water purchased from independent providers, municipal piped water, and household filters. We conducted a survey of 501 households in Murshidabad district in 2014 to explore what influenced the use of available alternatives...
October 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040034/the-use-of-language-in-diabetes-care-and-education
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Jane K Dickinson, Susan J Guzman, Melinda D Maryniuk, Catherine A O'Brian, Jane K Kadohiro, Richard A Jackson, Nancy D'Hondt, Brenda Montgomery, Kelly L Close, Martha M Funnell
Language is powerful and can have a strong impact on perceptions as well as behavior. A task force, consisting of representatives from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association, convened to discuss language in diabetes care and education. The literature supports the need for a language movement in diabetes care and education. There are effective ways of communicating about diabetes. This article provides recommendations for language used by health care professionals and others when discussing diabetes through spoken or written words, whether directed to people with diabetes, colleagues, or the general public, as well as research questions related to language and diabetes...
October 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036923/environmental-impact-and-relative-invasiveness-of-free-roaming-domestic-carnivores-a-north-american-survey-of-governmental-agencies
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Ana Lepe, Valerie Kaplan, Alirio Arreaza, Robert Szpanderfer, David Bristol, M Scott Sinclair
A survey of the United States and Canadian governmental agencies investigated the environmental impact and relative invasiveness of free-roaming domestic non-native carnivores-dogs, cats, and ferrets. Agencies represented wildlife, fish, game, natural or environmental resources, parks and recreation, veterinary and human health, animal control, and agriculture. Respondents were asked to document the number and frequency of sightings of unconfined animals, evidence for environmental harm, and the resulting "degree of concern" in their respective jurisdictions...
October 14, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036846/perceptions-of-sexuality-in-individuals-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-and-their-treating-clinicians
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Mona Shahbazi, Shara Holzberg, Saeyoan Thirunavukkarasu, Gioia Ciani
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) may not affect an individual's sexual function directly, but it can indirectly impact their sexual activity. Sexual partners often become caregivers, diminishing sexuality within a relationship. This can result in decline of quality of life. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore the perspectives of individuals with ALS and their treating clinicians regarding the importance of sexuality in rehabilitation within a multidisciplinary ALS center...
October 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036780/morphine-use-in-cancer-care-a-survey-of-attitudes-and-perceptions-in-general-practice-patients
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Matthew Grant, Anna Ugalde, Serafino G Mancuso, Platon Vafiadis, Jennifer Philip
BACKGROUND: Morphine is widely prescribed for patients with cancer, although a number of attitudes have been cited as barriers to its use, including fear, addiction and associations with death. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of these beliefs, and assess the extent to which these attitudes exist in a general practice patient population that may require morphine in the future. METHODS: A 30-item survey was distributed through general practices in Victoria, Australia...
October 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036758/comparison-of-single-task-versus-dual-task-for-listening-effort
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Chanbeom Kwak, Woojae Han
Background and Objectives: Depending on the kind of task and/or material, listeners sometimes need to pay attention to understand communication. The present study aimed to estimate a listener's amount of effort needed to understand communication by using recognition score and response time as a function of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and to confirm his/ her task dependency for listening effort. Subjects and Methods: Forty-eight young adults with normal hearing participated in the study...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036718/glutamatergic-response-to-heat-pain-stress-in-schizophrenia
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Joshua Chiappelli, Qiaoyun Shi, Sarah Andrea Wijtenburg, Raimi Quiton, Krista Wisner, Frank Gaston, Priyadurga Kodi, Christopher Gaudiot, Peter Kochunov, Laura M Rowland, Liyi Elliot Hong
Regulation of stress response involves top-down mechanisms of the frontal-limbic glutamatergic system. As schizophrenia is associated with glutamatergic abnormalities, we hypothesized that schizophrenia patients may have abnormal glutamatergic reactivity within the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), a key region involved in perception of and reaction to stress. To test this, we developed a somatic stress paradigm involving pseudorandom application of safe but painfully hot stimuli to the forearm of participants while they were undergoing serial proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure changes in glutamate and glutamine levels in the dACC...
September 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036678/country-of-residence-gender-equality-and-victim-blaming-attitudes-about-partner-violence-a-multilevel-analysis-in-eu
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Anna-Karin Ivert, Juan Merlo, Enrique Gracia
Background: Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is a global and preventable public health problem. Public attitudes, such as victim-blaming, are important for our understanding of differences in the occurrence of IPVAW, as they contribute to its justification. In this paper, we focus on victim-blaming attitudes regarding IPVAW within the EU and we apply multilevel analyses to identify contextual determinants of victim-blaming attitudes. We investigate both the general contextual effect of the country and the specific association between country level of gender equality and individual victim-blaming attitudes, as well as to what extend a possible general contextual effect was explained by county level gender equality...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036503/implementing-electronic-health-records-ehrs-health-care-provider-perceptions-before-and-after-transition-from-a-local-basic-ehr-to-a-commercial-comprehensive-ehr
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Marie Krousel-Wood, Allison B McCoy, Chad Ahia, Elizabeth W Holt, Donnalee N Trapani, Qingyang Luo, Eboni G Price-Haywood, Eric J Thomas, Dean F Sittig, Richard V Milani
Objective: We assessed changes in the percentage of providers with positive perceptions of electronic health record (EHR) benefit before and after transition from a local basic to a commercial comprehensive EHR. Methods: Changes in the percentage of providers with positive perceptions of EHR benefit were captured via a survey of academic health care providers before (baseline) and at 6-12 months (short term) and 12-24 months (long term) after the transition. We analyzed 32 items for the overall group and by practice setting, provider age, and specialty using separate multivariable-adjusted random effects logistic regression models...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036492/partners-overestimation-of-patients-pain-severity-relationships-with-partners-interpersonal-responses
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Doerte U Junghaenel, Stefan Schneider, Joan E Broderick
Objectives: The present study examined whether concordance between patients' and their partners' reports of patient pain severity relates to partners' social support and behavioral responses in couples coping with chronic pain. Methods: Fifty-two couples completed questionnaires about the patient's pain severity. Both dyad members also rated the partner's social support and negative, solicitous, and distracting responses toward the patient when in pain. Results: Bivariate correlations showed moderate correspondence between patient and partner ratings of pain severity (r = 0...
September 26, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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