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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526619/construct-validity-of-a-simple-laparoscopic-ovarian-cystectomy-model-using-a-validated-objective-structured-assessment-of-technical-skills
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Elizabeth Britton Chahine, Chan Hee Han, Tamika Auguste
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the construct validity and inter-rater reliability of a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy simulator using a global rating scale. DESIGN: Prospective blinded observational study. DESIGN: Classification: II.3 SETTING: Academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 26 postgraduate year 1 - 4 gynecology and obstetrics residents were recruited. (15 junior residents, postgraduate year (PGY) 1 - 2 and 11 senior residents, PGY 3 - 4)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526401/a-prospective-study-of-the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-live-donor-assessment-tool
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Brian M Iacoviello, Akhil Shenoy, Julia Hunt, Zorica Filipovic-Jewell, Brandy Haydel, Dianne LaPointe Rudow
BACKGROUND: The psychosocial evaluation is an important part of the live organ donor evaluation process, yet this is not standardized across institutions. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to prospectively test the reliability and validity of a semistructured psychosocial evaluation tool that was recently developed and reported in the literature (the Live Donor Assessment Tool [LDAT]). METHODS: A total of 248 live donor candidates who presented for evaluation were invited to participate in a study that involved the LDAT being scored as part of the standard psychosocial evaluation process; 222 provided informed consent...
March 16, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522923/the-use-of-supportive-communication-when-responding-to-older-people-s-emotional-distress-in-home-care-an-observational-study
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Linda Hafskjold, Vibeke Sundling, Sandra van Dulmen, Hilde Eide
BACKGROUND: Responding to older people's distress by acknowledging or encouraging further discussion of emotions is central to supportive, person-centred communication, and may enhance home care outcomes and thereby promote healthy aging. This observational study describes nursing staff's responses to older people's emotional distress, and identify factors that encourage further emotional disclosure. METHODS: Audio-recorded home care visits in Norway (n = 196), including 48 older people and 33 nursing staff, were analysed with the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences, identifying expressions of emotional distress and subsequent provider responses...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520773/development-of-the-highly-sensitive-dog-questionnaire-to-evaluate-the-personality-dimension-sensory-processing-sensitivity-in-dogs
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Maya Braem, Lucy Asher, Sibylle Furrer, Isabel Lechner, Hanno Würbel, Luca Melotti
In humans, the personality dimension 'sensory processing sensitivity (SPS)', also referred to as "high sensitivity", involves deeper processing of sensory information, which can be associated with physiological and behavioral overarousal. However, it has not been studied up to now whether this dimension also exists in other species. SPS can influence how people perceive the environment and how this affects them, thus a similar dimension in animals would be highly relevant with respect to animal welfare. We therefore explored whether SPS translates to dogs, one of the primary model species in personality research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516963/the-endoscopic-evaluation-of-the-oral-phase-of-swallowing-oral-fees-o-fees-a-pilot-study-of-the-clinical-use-of-a-new-procedure
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D Farneti, B Fattori, L Bastiani
Oral FEES (O-FEES) is an endoscopic procedure conceived to directly visualise the oral phase of swallowing. In the perspective of clinical use, the feasibility, safety and acceptability of O-FEES has been evaluated. Subsequently, the procedure was compared with the radiological gold standard. The acceptability of O-FEES was compared to that of FEES using a 10 point questionnaire submitted to a sample of 52 outpatients complaining of swallowing disorders. Repeated measure analysis of variance (rm-ANOVA) models were used to test the mean difference of acceptability in the same subjects after FEES and O-FEES...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511591/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-signs-of-depression-scale-with-a-revised-scoring-mechanism-in-stroke-patients-with-communicative-impairment
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Mariska J van Dijk, Janneke M de Man-van Ginkel, Thóra B Hafsteinsdóttir, Marieke J Schuurmans
OBJECTIVES: To investigate (1) the diagnostic value of the Signs of Depression Scale (SODS) in a Likert scale format and (2) whether the Likert scale improves the diagnostic value compared with the original dichotomous scale. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicentre study. SETTING: One general and one university hospital in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS: A total of 116 consecutive hospitalized stroke patients, of whom 53 were patients with communicative impairment...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510345/use-of-mandarin-parents-evaluation-of-developmental-status-in-the-detection-of-delays
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Teck-Hock Toh, Boon-Chuan Lim, Mohamad Adam Bin Bujang, Jamaiyah Haniff, See-Chang Wong, Muhamad Rais Abdullah
OBJECTIVE: We examined the parental perception and accuracy of Mandarin translated Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status, a screening questionnaire for parents' concerns on their child's various developmental skills. METHODS: The questionnaire was translated into Mandarin. Upon enrollment, caregivers completed the Mandarin PEDS and answered four questions about its acceptability and usefulness, and its ease of understanding and completing. The Mandarin PEDS were independently evaluated by a pediatrician and a community nurse, and classified as 'high' risk (> 2 predictive concerns), 'medium' risk (1 predictive concern), 'low' risk (any non-predictive concerns) or 'no' risk (if no concern) for developmental delays...
May 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505993/inter-rater-reliability-of-two-point-discrimination-in-acute-stroke-patients
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Tomasz Wolny, Paweł Linek, Paweł Michalski
BACKGROUND: The two-point discrimination (2PD) test is widely used in clinical practice to assess tactile acuity and central somatosensory function in stroke patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of 2PD test in fingers on the affected and non-affected sides in acute stroke patients. METHODS: This was a single group repeated-measures inter-rater reliability study. Thirty adults with completed ischemic stroke and left paresis participated in the study...
May 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501594/the-safe-t-assessment-tool-derivation-and-validation-of-a-web-based-application-for-point-of-care-evaluation-of-gastroenterology-fellow-performance-in-colonoscopy
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Navin L Kumar, Guillaume Kugener, Molly L Perencevich, John R Saltzman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Attending assessment is a critical part of endoscopic education for gastroenterology fellows. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a concise assessment tool to evaluate real-time fellow performance in colonoscopy administered via a web-based application. METHODS: The Skill Assessment in Fellow Endoscopy Training (SAFE-T) tool was derived as a novel 5-question evaluation tool that captures both summative and formative feedback and adapted into a web-based application...
May 10, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500658/evaluation-of-photoaging-scales-in-an-elderly-male-population
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K Korgavkar, M A Weinstock, K C Lee
Photo-induced aging is a natural part of the aging process, but represents a common complaint of both medical and cosmetic dermatology patients. There are many photonumeric grading scales used to assess photo-induced aging, including several based on ethnicity (Caucasians, Asians), and cosmetic units of the face (1), however those specifically validated for older men are lacking. Current photonumeric scales were created using predominantly female subjects age 45 and younger (2-4). Our study sought to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of commonly used photonumeric grading scales in a population of elderly male subjects...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500542/self-report-of-symptoms-in-children-with-cancer-younger-than-8%C3%A2-years-of-age-a-systematic-review
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D Tomlinson, L Tigelaar, S Hyslop, T Lazor, L L Dupuis, K Griener, J Oliveria, L Sung
OBJECTIVE: The study's objective was to summarize the psychometric evaluation of self-report symptom instruments used in children with cancer younger than 8 years of age. METHODS: We conducted electronic searches of Ovid Medline, EMBASE, PsycInfo, Science Citation, Social Science Citation (Web of Science), and CINAHL. We included studies of children with cancer in which their self-report symptoms had been quantified and in which results were described for those younger than 8 years of age...
May 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495576/quantitative-assessment-of-fatty-infiltration-and-muscle-volume-of-the-rotator-cuff-muscles-using-3-dimensional-2-point-dixon-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Noboru Matsumura, Sota Oguro, Shigeo Okuda, Masahiro Jinzaki, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Takeo Nagura
BACKGROUND: In patients with rotator cuff tears, muscle degeneration is known to be a predictor of irreparable tears and poor outcomes after surgical repair. Fatty infiltration and volume of the whole muscles constituting the rotator cuff were quantitatively assessed using 3-dimensional 2-point Dixon magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Ten shoulders with a partial-thickness tear, 10 shoulders with an isolated supraspinatus tear, and 10 shoulders with a massive tear involving supraspinatus and infraspinatus were compared with 10 control shoulders after matching age and sex...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495471/quantitative-outcome-measures-for-systemic-sclerosis-related-microangiopathy-reliability-of-image-acquisition-in-nailfold-capillaroscopy
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Graham Dinsdale, Tonia Moore, Neil O'Leary, Michael Berks, Christopher Roberts, Joanne Manning, John Allen, Marina Anderson, Maurizio Cutolo, Roger Hesselstrand, Kevin Howell, Carmen Pizzorni, Vanessa Smith, Alberto Sulli, Marie Wildt, Christopher Taylor, Andrea Murray, Ariane L Herrick
BACKGROUND: Nailfold capillaroscopic parameters hold increasing promise as outcome measures for clinical trials in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Their inclusion as outcomes would often naturally require capillaroscopy images to be captured at several time points during any one study. Our objective was to assess repeatability of image acquisition (which has been little studied), as well as of measurement. METHOD: 41 patients (26 with SSc, 15 with primary Raynaud's phenomenon) and 10 healthy controls returned for repeat high-magnification (300×) videocapillaroscopy mosaic imaging of 10 digits one week after initial imaging (as part of a larger study of reliability)...
May 8, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494715/the-click-test-a-novel-tool-to-quantify-the-age-related-decline-of-fast-motor-sequencing-of-the-thumb
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Florian Bodranghien, Helene Mahé, Benjamin Baude, Mario U Manto, Yves Busegnies, Stéphane Camut, Christophe Habas, Peter Marien, Giovanni de Marco, Kim van Dun
BACKGROUND: The thumb plays a critical role for manual tasks during the activities of daily life and the incidence of neurological or musculoskeletal disorders affecting the voluntary movements of the thumb is high in the elderly. There is currently no tool to assess repetitive motor sequencing of the thumb during ageing. OBJECTIVES: To report a novel procedure (the Click Test) assessing the effects of ageing on fast motor sequencing of the thumb. METHODS: Healthy subjects (n = 252; mean age +/- SD: 49...
May 10, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494438/assessment-of-intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-three-methods-for-measuring-atopic-dermatitis-severity-easi-objective-scorad-and-iga
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Agnieszka Bożek, Adam Reich
BACKGROUND: Numerous different scoring systems have been proposed for assessing the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD). Many of these methods did not undergo proper validation and reliability testing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare the reliability and reproducibility of the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI), objective Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (oSCORAD), and Investigator Global Assessment (IGA). METHODS: On the scoring day, 10 trained dermatologists evaluated 10 adult patients with AD using the EASI, oSCORAD, and IGA...
May 12, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490255/developing-a-taxonomy-of-coordination-behaviors-in-nuclear-power-plant-control-rooms-during-emergencies
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Dunxing Wang, Qin Gao, Zhizhong Li, Fei Song, Liang Ma
This study aims to develop a taxonomy of coordination behaviors during emergencies in nuclear power plants (NPPs). We summarized basic coordination behaviors from literature in aviation, healthcare, and nuclear field and identified coordination behaviors specific to the nuclear domain by interviewing and surveying control crew operators. The established taxonomy includes seven workflow stages and 24 basic coordination behaviors. To evaluate the reliability and feasibility of the taxonomy, we analyzed 12 videos of operators' training sessions by coding coordination behaviors with the taxonomy and the inter-rater reliability was acceptable...
May 10, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487158/a-new-risk-of-bias-checklist-applicable-to-randomized-trials-observational-studies-and-systematic-reviews-was-developed-and-validated-to-be-used-for-systematic-reviews-focusing-on-drug-adverse-events
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Jean-Luc Faillie, Pili Ferrer, Amandine Gouverneur, Damien Driot, Shoma Berkemeyer, Xavier Vidal, Maria José Martínez-Zapata, Consuelo Huerta, Xavier Castells, Marietta Rottenkolber, Sven Schmiedl, Mònica Sabaté, Elena Ballarín, Luisa Ibáñez
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate an adequate tool to evaluate the risk of bias of randomized controlled trials, observational studies, and systematic reviews assessing drug adverse events. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We developed a structured risk of bias checklist applicable to randomized trials, cohort, case-control and nested case-control studies, and systematic reviews focusing on drug safety. Face and content validity was judged by three experienced reviewers...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486834/managing-bias-in-palliative-care-professional-hazards-in-goals-of-care-discussions-at-the-end-of-life
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Katharine A Callaghan, Joseph B Fanning
BACKGROUND: In the setting of end-of-life care, biases can interfere with patient articulation of goals and hinder provision of patient-centered care. No studies have addressed clinician bias or bias management specific to goals of care discussions at the end of life. OBJECTIVES: To identify and determine the prevalence of palliative care clinician biases and bias management strategies in end-of-life goals of care discussions. DESIGN: A semistructured interview guide with relevant domains was developed to facilitate data collection...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485384/reliability-of-the-modified-ashworth-scale-and-modified-tardieu-scale-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries
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P Akpinar, A Atici, F U Ozkan, I Aktas, D G Kulcu, A Sarı, B Durmus
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation clinics at two state hospitals. METHODS: The study included 65 participants aged between 18 and 88 years with SCI with spasticity. All participants were at least 6 months after injury and had an American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade of A-D...
May 9, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483433/can-glenoid-wear-be-accurately-assessed-using-x-ray-imaging-evaluating-agreement-of-x-ray-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-walch-classification
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Michaela Kopka, Mitchell Fourman, Ashish Soni, Andrew C Cordle, Albert Lin
BACKGROUND: The Walch classification is the most recognized means of assessing glenoid wear in preoperative planning for shoulder arthroplasty. This classification relies on advanced imaging, which is more expensive and less practical than plain radiographs. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Walch classification could be accurately applied to x-ray images compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the gold standard. We hypothesized that x-ray images cannot adequately replace advanced imaging in the evaluation of glenoid wear...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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