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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103554/robust-neighborhood-preserving-projection-by-nuclear-l2-1-norm-regularization-for-image-feature-extraction
#1
Zhao Zhang, Fanzhang Li, Mingbo Zhao, Li Zhang, Shuicheng Yan
We propose two nuclear- and L2,1-norm regularized two-dimensional neighborhood preserving projection (2DNPP) methods for extracting representative 2D image features. 2DNPP extracts neighborhood preserving features via minimizing the Frobenius norm based reconstruction error that is very sensitive to noise and outliers in data. To make the distance metric more reliable and robust, and encode the neighborhood reconstruction error more accurately, we minimize the nuclear- and L2,1-norm based reconstruction error respectively and measure it over each image...
January 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103459/-cultural-competence-in-intervention-with-immigrants-a-comparative-analysis-between-health-professionals-social-workers-and-police-officers
#2
Mariana Gonçalves, Marlene Matos
INTRODUCTION: Cultural diversity places increased demands on services to multicultural populations, so the development of cultural competence by help professionals is currently a concern in institutional practices. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study evaluated the perception of cultural competence of help professional of three distinct areas: health services, social services and criminal police. Through an online questionnaire, we questioned the perception of cultural competence, at four dimensions: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, technical skills, and organizational support...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103067/why-peer-crowds-matter-incorporating-youth-subcultures-and-values-in-health-education-campaigns
#3
Meghan Bridgid Moran, Matthew W Walker, Tesfa N Alexander, Jeffrey W Jordan, Dana E Wagner
Grounded on research showing that peer crowds vary in risk behavior, several recent health behavior interventions, including the US Food and Drug Administration's Fresh Empire campaign, have targeted high-risk peer crowds. We establish the scientific foundations for using this approach. We introduce peer crowd targeting as a strategy for culturally targeting health behavior interventions to youths. We use social identity and social norms theory to explicate the theoretical underpinnings of this approach. We describe Fresh Empire to demonstrate how peer crowd targeting functions in a campaign and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of this approach...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102616/development-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-attitudes-subjective-norms-perceived-behavioural-control-and-intention-to-pursue-a-career-in-mental-health-nursing-scale
#4
Mark Wilbourn, Yenna Salamonson, Lucie Ramjan, Sungwon Chang
The aim of the present study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of the Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control, and Intention to Pursue a Career in Mental Health Nursing (ASPIRE) scale, an instrument to assess nursing students' intention to work in mental health nursing. Understanding the factors influencing undergraduate nursing students' career intentions might lead to improved recruitment strategies. However, there are no standardized tools to measure and assess students' intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101848/open-access-to-scientific-articles-a-review-of-benefits-and-challenges
#5
Bo-Christer Björk
The Internet has fundamentally changed the publishing of scholarly peer reviewed journals, and the way readers find and access articles. Digital access is nowadays the norm, in particular for researchers. The Internet has enabled a totally new business model, Open Access (OA), in which an article is openly available in full text for anyone with Internet access. This article reviews the different options to achieve this, whether by journals changing their revenue structures from subscription to publishing charges, or authors utilizing a number of options for posting OA versions of article manuscripts in repositories...
January 18, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100123/relay-exchanges-in-elite-short-track-speed-skating
#6
Andrew Hext, Ben Heller, John Kelley, Simon Goodwill
In short track speed skating, the relay exchange provides an additional strategic component to races by allowing a team to change the skater involved in the pack race. Typically executed every 1½ laps, it is the belief of skaters and coaches that during this period of the race, time can be gained or lost due to the execution of the relay exchange. As such, the aim of this study was to examine the influence of the relay exchange on a team's progression through a 5000 m relay race. Using data collected from three World Cup relay events during the 2012-2013 season, the time taken to complete the straight for the scenarios with and without the relay exchange were compared at different skating speeds for the corner exit prior to the straight...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099478/small-is-big-interactive-trumps-passive-information-in-breaking-information-barriers-and-impacting-behavioral-antecedents
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Ariane L Beck, Kiran Lakkaraju, Varun Rai
The wealth of information available on seemingly every topic creates a considerable challenge both for information providers trying to rise above the noise and discerning individuals trying to find relevant, trustworthy information. We approach this information problem by investigating how passive versus interactive information interventions can impact the antecedents of behavior change using the context of solar energy adoption, where persistent information gaps are known to reduce market potential. We use two experiments to investigate the impact of both passive and interactive approaches to information delivery on the antecedents (attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control in the Theory of Planned Behavior) of intentions and behavior, as well as their effect on intentions and behavior directly...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098508/evaluation-of-a-social-norms-approach-to-a-suicide-prevention-campaign
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Kami J Silk, Evan K Perrault, Samantha A Nazione, Kristin Pace, Jan Collins-Eaglin
Suicide is a leading cause of death for college-aged youth, and university counseling centers (UCC) strive to educate students about mental health issues and available campus services. The current research evaluates a college campus social norms campaign that used both peer and celebrity sources to promote help seeking among college students as a suicide prevention strategy. Postcampaign surveys of this quasi-experiment (n = 391) revealed that compared to students in the control neighborhood condition, students exposed to the campaign messages in the experimental neighborhood conditions were more likely to perceive students would refer a friend to the UCC and more likely to visit the UCC for a mental health concern...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097672/collective-resistance-despite-complicity-high-identifiers-rise-above-the-legitimization-of-disadvantage-by-the-in-group
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Gloria Jiménez-Moya, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón, Russell Spears, Soledad de Lemus
How do individuals deal with group disadvantage when their fellow in-group members conceive it as legitimate? Integrating research on the normative conflict model (Packer, 2008, Pers. Soc. Psychol. Rev., 12, 50) and collective action, we expect high identifiers to reject the in-group norm of legitimacy that justifies the inequality, and to assert that the group is actually able and willing to contest the disadvantage by collective means. In Study 1 and Study 2, we tested this hypothesis in different intergroup contexts...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097262/lessons-learned-over-a-decade-of-pediatric-robotic-ureteral-reimplantation
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REVIEW
Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
The da Vinci robotic system has improved surgeon dexterity, ergonomics, and visualization to allow for a minimally invasive option for complex reconstructive procedures in children. Over the past decade, robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) has become a viable minimally invasive surgical option for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, higher-than-expected complication rates and suboptimal reflux resolution rates at some centers have also been reported. The heterogeneity of surgical outcomes may arise from the inherent and underestimated complexity of the RALUR procedure that may justify its reclassification as a complex reconstructive procedure and especially for robotic surgeons early in their learning curve...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097173/contributing-factors-to-high-risk-sexual-behaviors-among-iranian-adolescent-girls-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Zainab Alimoradi, Nourossadat Kariman, Masoumeh Simbar, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of overwhelming changes and challenges, which expose the adolescents to high-risk behaviors. Risky sexual relationship is one of these behaviors that entails physical risks and psychosocial harms. Various factors have been recognized to shape sexual behaviors in adolescents. This paper is an attempt to investigate the factors contributing to high-risk sexual behaviors in Iranian adolescent girls. METHODS: A literature review of the research published by Iranian authors, in Farsi or English language in local and foreign journals, was conducted using PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Scientific Information Database (SID), IranMedex, IranDoc, and Google Scholar...
January 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096757/effects-of-ingesting-a-pre-workout-dietary-supplement-with-and-without-synephrine-for-8%C3%A2-weeks-on-training-adaptations-in-resistance-trained-males
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Y Peter Jung, Conrad P Earnest, Majid Koozehchian, Minye Cho, Nick Barringer, Dillon Walker, Christopher Rasmussen, Mike Greenwood, Peter S Murano, Richard B Kreider
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine whether ingesting a pre-workout dietary supplement (PWS) with and without synephrine (S) during training affects training responses in resistance-trained males. METHODS: Resistance-trained males (N = 80) were randomly assigned to supplement their diet in a double-blind manner with either a flavored placebo (PLA); a PWS containing beta-alanine (3 g), creatine nitrate as a salt (2 g), arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (2 g), N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (300 mg), caffeine (284 mg), Mucuna pruiriens extract standardized for 15% L-Dopa (15 mg), Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid (500 mg), niacin (60 mg), folate as folic acid (50 mg), and Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin (70 mg); or, the PWS supplement with Citrus aurantium extract containing 20 mg of synephrine (PWS + S) once per day for 8-weeks during training...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096743/meeting-at-the-crossroads-collaboration-between-information-technology-departments-and-health-sciences-libraries
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Samuel King, Erica Cataldi-Roberts, Erin Wentz
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this survey were to determine the nature and extent of collaboration between health sciences libraries and their information technology (IT) departments, to identify strengths and issues connected to this relationship, and to provide examples demonstrating exceptional collaborative success. METHODS: A fourteen-question survey was sent to a broad selection of health care and academic libraries through a variety of email discussion lists and was limited to one response per institution...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096083/lrssl-predict-and-interpret-drug-disease-associations-based-on-data-integration-using-sparse-subspace-learning
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Xujun Liang, Pengfei Zhang, Lu Yan, Ying Fu, Fang Peng, Lingzhi Qu, Meiying Shao, Yongheng Chen, Zhuchu Chen
MOTIVATION: Exploring the potential curative effects of drugs is crucial for effective drug development. Previous studies have indicated that integration of multiple types of information could be conducive to discovering novel indications of drugs. However, how to efficiently identify the mechanism behind drug-disease associations while integrating data from different sources remains a challenging problem. RESULTS: In this research, we present a novel method for indication prediction of both new drugs and approved drugs...
January 17, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095904/evaluation-of-the-tsima-community-mobilization-intervention-to-improve-engagement-in-hiv-testing-and-care-in-south-africa-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Sheri A Lippman, Audrey Pettifor, Dumisani Rebombo, Aimée Julien, Ryan G Wagner, Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula, Torsten B Neilands, Rhian Twine, Ann Gottert, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Stephen M Tollman, Ian Sanne, Dean Peacock, Kathleen Kahn
BACKGROUND: HIV transmission can be decreased substantially by reducing the burden of undiagnosed HIV infection and expanding early and consistent use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Treatment as prevention (TasP) has been proposed as key to ending the HIV epidemic. To activate TasP in high prevalence countries, like South Africa, communities must be motivated to know their status, engage in care, and remain in care. Community mobilization (CM) has the potential to significantly increase uptake testing, linkage to and retention in care by addressing the primary social barriers to engagement with HIV care-including poor understanding of HIV care; fear and stigma associated with infection, clinic attendance and disclosure; lack of social support; and gender norms that deter men from accessing care...
January 17, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095203/avoiding-optimal-mean-%C3%A2-2-1-norm-maximization-based-robust-pca-for-reconstruction
#16
Minnan Luo, Feiping Nie, Xiaojun Chang, Yi Yang, Alexander G Hauptmann, Qinghua Zhang
Robust principal component analysis (PCA) is one of the most important dimension-reduction techniques for handling high-dimensional data with outliers. However, most of the existing robust PCA presupposes that the mean of the data is zero and incorrectly utilizes the average of data as the optimal mean of robust PCA. In fact, this assumption holds only for the squared [Formula: see text]-norm-based traditional PCA. In this letter, we equivalently reformulate the objective of conventional PCA and learn the optimal projection directions by maximizing the sum of projected difference between each pair of instances based on [Formula: see text]-norm...
January 17, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095151/health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-cancer-a-longitudinal-study
#17
Olga Husson, Brad J Zebrack, Rebecca Block, Leanne Embry, Christine Aguilar, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Steve Cole
Purpose To examine changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and its predictors during the first 2 years after initial cancer diagnosis in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer. Patients and Methods A multicenter, longitudinal, prospective study was conducted among a diverse sample of AYA patients with cancer ages 15 to 39 years. One hundred seventy-six patients (75% response) completed a self-report measure of HRQoL (Short Form-36 [SF-36]) within the first 4 months after diagnosis and again 12 and 24 months later...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094023/monodisperse-silica-filled-composite-restoratives-mechanical-and-light-transmission-properties
#18
Eric Habib, Ruili Wang, X X Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to formulate resin-based composites using spherical silica particulate fillers with graded size (75, 150, 350, 500, and 1000nm), and to evaluate the influence of their size and loading on the mechanical and light transmission properties of the resulting material. METHODS: A series of five spherical silica fillers were synthesized, and then formulated with BisGMA/TEGDMA or UDMA/TEGDMA resins. These were then tested for maximum filler loading, flexural strength and modulus, as well as transparency and depth of cure...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093766/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-sex-after-myocardial-infarction-knowledge-test-in-iranian-context
#19
Hossein Asgar Pour, Mohammad Reza Heidari, Reza Norouzzadeh, Fardin Rahimi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Faramarz Fallahi
PURPOSE: To translate, adapt, and assess the psychometric properties of the Sex After MI Knowledge Test in Iranian context (where MI is myocardial infarction). DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was performed. The sample comprised 250 patients with MI. Confirmatory factor analysis was applied to extract three indicators. FINDINGS: The Sex After MI Knowledge Test indicated good reproducibility (Cronbach's α = .76, Intraclass correlation (ICC) = 0...
January 16, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093554/tumour-necrosis-factor-mediated-homeostatic-synaptic-plasticity-in-behavioural-models-testing-a-role-in-maternal-immune-activation
#20
Sarah C Konefal, David Stellwagen
The proinflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) has long been characterized for its role in the innate immune system, but more recently has been found to have a distinct role in the nervous system that does not overlap with other proinflammatory cytokines. Through regulation of neuronal glutamate and GABA receptor trafficking, TNF mediates a homeostatic form of synaptic plasticity, but plays no direct role in Hebbian forms of plasticity. As yet, there is no evidence to suggest that this adaptive plasticity plays a significant role in normal development, but it does maintain neuronal circuit function in the face of several types of disruption...
March 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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