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  1. APLICATIVO INFORMATIZADO COM O NURSING ACTIVITIES SCORE: INSTRUMENTO PARA GERENCIAMENTO DA ASSISTÊNCIA EM UNIDADE DE TERAPIA INTENSIVA

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    Meire Cristina Novelli e Castro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La gravedad de la enfermedad del paciente o el número de intervenciones no son siempre proporcionales a la carga de trabajo de la enfermería. Este estudio descriptivo tuvo como objetivo demostrar la trayectoria de la construcción de un aplicativo (software con el contenido del Nursing Activities Score y sus características operacionales. Se realizó un test piloto con 12 pacientes y se recolectaron los datos por 90 días consecutivos en 123 pacientes. Hubo compatibilidad en la transmisión de datos del Personal Digital Assistent para la computadora de mesa inalámbrica. La construcción del aplicativo resultó en un sistema con recolección y administración de datos y permitió realizar la interfaz gráfica. La utilización del aplicativo posibilita el uso de un sistema tecnológico para aplicación diaria, con alimentación de un banco de datos sobre las características de los cuidados requeridos. Conociendo la evolución de estas variables durante la hospitalización, el enfermero podrá planificar, intervenir y evaluar la calidad del cuidado.

  2. Nursing activities score

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    Miranda, DR; Nap, R; de Rijk, A; Schaufeli, W; Lapichino, G

    2003-01-01

    Objectives. The instruments used for measuring nursing workload in the intensive care unit (e.g., Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28) are based on therapeutic interventions related to severity of illness. Many nursing activities are not necessarily related to severity of illness, and cost-ef

  3. Validity of the disease activity score in undifferentiated arthritis.

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    Fransen, J.; Visser, K.; Dongen, H. van; Huizinga, T.; Riel, P.L.C.M. van; Heijde, D.M.F.M. van der

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To study whether the Disease Activity Score (DAS) is a valid measure of disease activity in undifferentiated arthritis (UA). METHODS: Data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of methotrexate (MTX) and placebo involving 110 patients with UA were used. Data included ba

  4. Pemphigus Vulgaris Activity Score and Assessment of Convergent Validity

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    Cheyda Chams-Davatchi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Pemphigus is a rare autoimmune blistering disease with different phenotypes. The evaluation of therapeutic interventions requires a reliable, valid and feasible to use measurement. However, there is no gold standard to measure the disease activity in clinical trials. In this study we aimed to introduce the pemphigus vulgaris activity score (PVAS measurement and to assess the convergent validity with the experts’ opinion of disease activity. In PVAS scoring, the distribution of pemphigus vulgaris antigen expression in different anatomical regions is taking in to account with special consideration of the healing process. PVAS is a 0-18 scale, based on the extent of mucocutaneous involvement, type of lesion and the presence of Nikolsky’s sign. The sum of the scores of total number of lesions, number of different anatomic regions involvement and Nikolsky’s sign is weighted by the type of lesion. In the present study, PVAS was assessed in 50 patients diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris by one dermatologist. Independently, five blinded experts scored all the patients through physician’s global assessment (PGA. The convergent validity with experts’ opinion was assessed. The Spearman coefficient of correlation showed the acceptable value of 0.751 (95%CI: 0.534- 0.876. PVAS is a valid, objective and simple-to-use scoring measurement. It showed a good correlation with PGA of pemphigus disease activity in Iranian patients with pemphigus vulgaris

  5. Instrumentos derivados crediticios

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    Delfiner, Miguel; Gómez, Anabela

    2011-01-01

    Los derivados crediticios constituyen una amplia gama de instrumentos financieros cuyo valor se genera por la ocurrencia de eventos crediticios. Son usualmente negociados en forma bilateral a través del mercado OTC aunque esta tendencia puede modificarse a futuro. Su volumen y complejidad experimentó un crecimiento sustancial en los últimos años, habiéndosele adjudicado un rol importante en la reciente crisis financiera originada por las hipotecas subprime; ello explica que su tratamiento reg...

  6. Auditory Short-Term Memory Activation during Score Reading

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    Simoens, Veerle L; Mari Tervaniemi

    2013-01-01

    Performing music on the basis of reading a score requires reading ahead of what is being played in order to anticipate the necessary actions to produce the notes. Score reading thus not only involves the decoding of a visual score and the comparison to the auditory feedback, but also short-term storage of the musical information due to the delay of the auditory feedback during reading ahead. This study investigates the mechanisms of encoding of musical information in short-term memory during ...

  7. Methodological issues in the design of a rheumatoid arthritis activity score and its cut-offs

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    Collignon O

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Olivier Collignon Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé (CRP-Santé, Competences Centre for Methodology and Statistics (CCMS, Strassen, Luxembourg Abstract: Activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA can be evaluated using several scoring scales based on clinical features. The most widely used one is the Disease Activity Score involving 28 joint counts (DAS28 for which cut-offs were proposed to help physicians classify patients. However, inaccurate scoring can lead to inappropriate medical decisions. In this article some methodological issues in the design of such a score and its cut-offs are highlighted in order to further propose a strategy to overcome them. As long as the issues reviewed in this article are not addressed, results of studies based on standard disease activity scores such as DAS28 should be considered with caution. Keywords: DAS28, disease activity score, penalized logistic regression, clinical prediction, modeling

  8. A disease activity score for ENT involvement in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's)

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    Del Pero, Marcos Martinez; Chaudhry, Afzal; Rasmussen, Niels;

    2013-01-01

    Accurate assessment of disease activity in patients with otorhinolaryngological manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (ENT/GPA) is necessary for treatment decisions and clinical trials. We have designed a disease activity score (ENT/GPA DAS) for this purpose....

  9. Development and validation of modified disease activity scores in rheumatoid arthritis

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    Baker, Joshua F; Conaghan, Philip G; Smolen, Josef S;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate composite disease activity scores, based on widely available clinical measures, that would demonstrate improved correlation with detection of synovitis on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiographic progression, in comparison with conventional measures...... (from all time points) with concurrent MRI measures of synovitis and bone edema in the development cohort. Based on regression coefficients, modified versions of the Disease Activity Score in 28 joints (M-DAS28), Simplified Disease Activity Index (M-SDAI), and Clinical Disease Activity Index (M......-CDAI) were generated for each subject in the validation cohort. The M-DAS28, M-SDAI, and M-CDAI scores were compared to conventional scores of disease activity with regard to associations with MRI measures of synovitis and radiographic progression, assessed using Pearson's and Spearman's correlations, linear...

  10. Carga de trabajo en tres grupos de pacientes de UCI Española según el Nursing Activities Score Carga de trabalho em três grupos de pacientes em uma UTI espanhola segundo Nursing Activites Score Assessment of nursing workload in three groups of patients in a Spanish ICU using the Nursing Activities Score Scale

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    Francisco Javier Carmona-Monge

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se objetivó valorizar la carga de trabajo al ingreso y al alta en tres grupos de pacientes (síndrome coronario agudo, insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis en terapia intensiva. Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, de 27 meses, incluyéndose 563 pacientes, valorando carga de trabajo según Nursing Activities Score. Existieron diferencias significativas en la carga de trabajo al ingreso y en el alta entre los grupos de pacientes, siendo superior en ambos momentos la de pacientes con insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis frente a pacientes coronarios. Durante los siete primeros días de estancia se mantuvo esta diferencia, desapareciendo a partir del octavo día, equilibrándose la carga de trabajo para los tres grupos. Para conseguir una adecuada dotación de personal es fundamental contar con instrumentos para medir las necesidades de cuidados y conocer la carga de trabajo de los distintos grupos de enfermos que ingresan con mayor frecuencia en las unidades de terapia intensiva.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a carga de trabalho na admissão e alta dos pacientes de três grupos (síndrome coronária aguda, insuficiência respiratória aguda e sepsis em cuidados intensivos. Trata-se de estudo prospectivo, descritivo, que decorreu durante 27 meses, incluindo 563 pacientes. Para a avaliação da carga de trabalho utilizou-se a escala Nursing Activities Score. A partir dos resultados do estudo parecem existir diferenças significativas na carga de trabalho no dia da admissão e alta entre os grupos de pacientes, sendo a carga maior em ambos os tempos a dos pacientes com insuficiência respiratória aguda e sepsis. Durante os primeiros sete dias de internamento essa diferença manteve-se, desaparecendo no oitavo dia, o que equilibrou a carga de trabalho para os três grupos. Conclui-se que para se conseguir os recursos adequados é essencial dispor de instrumentos para medir as necessidades de cuidados e conhecer a carga de trabalho dos

  11. Desenvolvimento de instrumento para medida dos fatores psicossociais determinantes do comportamento de atividade física em coronariopatas Desarrollo de un instrumento para la medida de los factores psicosociales determinantes del comportamiento de la actividad física en individuos con coronariopatía Development of an instrument to measure psychosocial determinants of physical activity behavior among coronary heart disease patients

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    Roberto Della Rosa Mendez

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo apresentar o desenvolvimento, a análise de conteúdo e da confiabilidade do Questionário para identificação dos fatores psicossociais determinantes do comportamento de atividade física em coronariopatas, baseado na extensão da Teoria do Comportamento Planejado. O instrumento foi submetido à validade de conteúdo, com realização de sua avaliação por três juízes e pré-teste com cinco sujeitos, até mostrar-se conceitualmente adequado e compreensível aos sujeitos entrevistados. Foi aplicado em 51 sujeitos para a avaliação preliminar da consistência interna, por meio da determinação do coeficiente alfa de Crombach. Foram observados coeficientes alfa de Crombach >0,75 para os constructos Intenção, Atitude, Norma Subjetiva, Autoeficácia e Hábito. O instrumento desenvolvido mostrou evidências de validade de conteúdo e de confiabilidade.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo presentar el desarrollo, el análisis de contenido y de confiabilidad del Cuestionario para la identificación de los factores psicosociales determinantes del comportamiento de actividad física en pacientes afectados de coronariopatías, basado en la extensión de la Teoría del Comportamiento Planificado. Se sometió la validez del contenido del instrumento a la evaluación por parte de tres jueces y pre test con cinco sujetos, hasta mostrarse conceptualmente adecuado y comprensible para los sujetos entrevistados. Fue aplicado en 51 sujetos para la evaluación preliminar de consistencia interna, a través de la determinación del coeficiente Alfa de Cronbach. Fueron observados coeficientes Alfa de Cronbach >0,75 para los constructos Intención, Actitud, Norma Subjetiva, Autoeficacia y Hábito. El instrumento desarrollado evidenció la validez de su contenido, así como su confiabilidad.The aim of this study was to report the development and the analysis of content validity and reliability of the Psychosocial Determinants of

  12. Scoring inflammatory activity of the spine by magnetic resonance imaging in ankylosing spondylitis: a multireader experiment

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    Lukas, Cédric; Braun, Jürgen; van der Heijde, Désirée;

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine is increasingly important in the assessment of inflammatory activity in clinical trials with patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We investigated feasibility, inter-reader reliability, sensitivity to change, and discriminatory ability...... the Ankylosing Spondylitis spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging-activity [ASspiMRI-a, grading activity (0-6) per vertebral unit in 23 units]; the Berlin modification of the ASspiMRI-a; and the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) scoring system, which scores the 6 vertebral units considered...

  13. Nursing Activities Score e demanda de trabalho de enfermagem em terapia intensiva Nursing Activities Score y demanda de trabajo de enfermería em cuidados intensivos Nursing Activities Score and demand of nursing work in intensive care

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    Illoma Rossany Lima Leite

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Medir e caracterizar a carga de trabalho de enfermagem em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI por meio da aplicação do Nursing Activities Score (NAS. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo quantitativo, retrospectivo, realizado em uma das UTIs de um Hospital Filantrópico de Teresina- PI, de setembro a outubro de 2010, com amostra de 66 pacientes. Foram realizadas 285 medidas do escore NAS. RESULTADOS: Quanto à carga de trabalho de enfermagem, foi verificada uma média do escore total do NAS de 68,1% (51,5% e 108,3%, correspondendo à porcentagem de tempo gasto pelo profissional de enfermagem na assistência direta ao paciente nas 24 horas. Houve correlação estatística entre NAS e desfecho clínico (p= 0,001. Já entre NAS e tempo de internação (p= 0,073 e NAS e idade (p=0,952, não houve significância estatística. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados mostraram que os pacientes apresentaram elevada necessidade de cuidados, refletida pela média elevada do NAS.OBJETIVO: Medir y caracterizar la carga de trabajo de enfermería en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI por medio de la aplicación del Nursing Activities Score (NAS. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo cuantitativo, retrospectivo, realizado en una de las UCIs de un Hospital Filantrópico de Teresina-PI, de setiembre a octubre del 2010, con una muestra de 66 pacientes. Se realizaron 285 medidas del score NAS. RESULTADOS: En cuanto a la carga de trabajo de enfermería, se verificó una media del score total del NAS del 68,1% (51,5% e 108,3%, correspondiendo al porcentaje de tiempo gastado por el profesional de enfermería en la asistencia directa al paciente en las 24 horas. Hubo correlación estadística entre NAS y deshecho clínico (p= 0,001. Ya entre NAS y tiempo de internamiento (p= 0,073 y NAS y edad (p=0,952, no hubo significancia estadística. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados mostraron que los pacientes presentaron elevada necesidad de cuidados, reflejada por la elevada media del NAS

  14. Evaluating Transcription Factor Activity Changes by Scoring Unexplained Target Genes in Expression Data

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    Berchtold, Evi; Csaba, Gergely; Zimmer, Ralf

    2016-01-01

    Several methods predict activity changes of transcription factors (TFs) from a given regulatory network and measured expression data. But available gene regulatory networks are incomplete and contain many condition-dependent regulations that are not relevant for the specific expression measurement. It is not known which combination of active TFs is needed to cause a change in the expression of a target gene. A method to systematically evaluate the inferred activity changes is missing. We present such an evaluation strategy that indicates for how many target genes the observed expression changes can be explained by a given set of active TFs. To overcome the problem that the exact combination of active TFs needed to activate a gene is typically not known, we assume a gene to be explained if there exists any combination for which the predicted active TFs can possibly explain the observed change of the gene. We introduce the i-score (inconsistency score), which quantifies how many genes could not be explained by the set of activity changes of TFs. We observe that, even for these minimal requirements, published methods yield many unexplained target genes, i.e. large i-scores. This holds for all methods and all expression datasets we evaluated. We provide new optimization methods to calculate the best possible (minimal) i-score given the network and measured expression data. The evaluation of this optimized i-score on a large data compendium yields many unexplained target genes for almost every case. This indicates that currently available regulatory networks are still far from being complete. Both the presented Act-SAT and Act-A* methods produce optimal sets of TF activity changes, which can be used to investigate the difficult interplay of expression and network data. A web server and a command line tool to calculate our i-score and to find the active TFs associated with the minimal i-score is available from https://services.bio.ifi.lmu.de/i-score. PMID:27723775

  15. Schizotypal perceptual aberrations of time: correlation between score, behavior and brain activity.

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    Shahar Arzy

    Full Text Available A fundamental trait of the human self is its continuum experience of space and time. Perceptual aberrations of this spatial and temporal continuity is a major characteristic of schizophrenia spectrum disturbances--including schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder and schizotypy. We have previously found the classical Perceptual Aberration Scale (PAS scores, related to body and space, to be positively correlated with both behavior and temporo-parietal activation in healthy participants performing a task involving self-projection in space. However, not much is known about the relationship between temporal perceptual aberration, behavior and brain activity. To this aim, we composed a temporal Perceptual Aberration Scale (tPAS similar to the traditional PAS. Testing on 170 participants suggested similar performance for PAS and tPAS. We then correlated tPAS and PAS scores to participants' performance and neural activity in a task of self-projection in time. tPAS scores correlated positively with reaction times across task conditions, as did PAS scores. Evoked potential mapping and electrical neuroimaging showed self-projection in time to recruit a network of brain regions at the left anterior temporal cortex, right temporo-parietal junction, and occipito-temporal cortex, and duration of activation in this network positively correlated with tPAS and PAS scores. These data demonstrate that schizotypal perceptual aberrations of both time and space, as reflected by tPAS and PAS scores, are positively correlated with performance and brain activation during self-projection in time in healthy individuals along the schizophrenia spectrum.

  16. Toward Development of a Fibromyalgia Responder Index and Disease Activity Score: OMERACT Module Update

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    Mease, Philip J; Clauw, Daniel J; Christensen, Robin;

    2011-01-01

    Following development of the core domain set for fibromyalgia (FM) in Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) meetings 7 to 9, the FM working group has progressed toward the development of an FM responder index and a disease activity score based on these domains, utilizing...

  17. Carga de trabajo en tres grupos de pacientes de UCI Española según el Nursing Activities Score

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    Francisco Javier Carmona-Monge

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se objetivó valorizar la carga de trabajo al ingreso y al alta en tres grupos de pacientes (síndrome coronario agudo, insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis en terapia intensiva. Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, de 27 meses, incluyéndose 563 pacientes, valorando carga de trabajo según Nursing Activities Score. Existieron diferencias significativas en la carga de trabajo al ingreso y en el alta entre los grupos de pacientes, siendo superior en ambos momentos la de pacientes con insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis frente a pacientes coronarios. Durante los siete primeros días de estancia se mantuvo esta diferencia, desapareciendo a partir del octavo día, equilibrándose la carga de trabajo para los tres grupos. Para conseguir una adecuada dotación de personal es fundamental contar con instrumentos para medir las necesidades de cuidados y conocer la carga de trabajo de los distintos grupos de enfermos que ingresan con mayor frecuencia en las unidades de terapia intensiva.

  18. Cuadro de mando integral para el diseño y validación de instrumentos para valorar el desempeño académico de docentes The balance score card for the construction and validation of instruments to measure professors'academic performance

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    Alexis Tejedor de León

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La valoración de la labor docente es un pilar de la acreditación universitaria. En un momento, particularmente sensible relacionado a esta tendencia global y a la imagen que emerge de las diferentes unidades académicas y adminsitrativas, se torna importante, no solamente, recolocar el asunto de conocer si éstas ponen en práctica aquello que realmente enseñan, sino también conocer el grado de satisfacción de los" stakeholders" sobre los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje a nivel universitario. En este contexto, esta investigación tiene como objetivo diseñar y validar instrumentos dirigidos a explorar el entorno de la labor académica del docente universitario del Centro Regional de Veraguas de la Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, considerando como ejes dimensionales la planificación, el desarrollo y las actividades psicopedagógicas propias de la labor académica. Para la realización de la investigación se utilizó la metodología del Cuadro de Mando Integral en las etapas de planificación estratégica del programa de evaluación académico y se utilizó la técnica Delphi para la validación de contenido y de constructo de los instrumentos. En la validación de la confiabilidad se determinó el valor Alpha de Cronbach utilizándose el programa para la PC de SPSS® para la toma de decisones.The evaluation of faculty work is a pillar in university accreditation. Moreover, particularly in a period sensitive to this tendency of faculty work evaluation and the image that emerges from the different academic and administrative units, it is important not only to restate the subject of whether what is taught is also put into practice, but also to know the degree of satisfaction expressed by the stakeholders in the teaching and learning process at the higher education level. In this context, the research aim is to develop and validate the instruments directed to explore the internal academic environment of the faculty at the Veraguas

  19. Adaptação cultural de instrumento que avalia atividades do trabalho e sua relação com sintomas osteomusculares Adaptación cultural de un instrumento que evalúa actividades del trabajo y su relación con síntomas osteomusculares Cross-cultural adaptation of an instrument to measure work-related activities that may contribute to osteomuscular symptoms

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    Marina Zambon Orpinelli Coluci

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Traduzir e adaptar culturalmente o questionário Work-related activities that may contribute to job-related pain and/or injury para o português falado no Brasil e verificar a validade de conteúdo desta nova versão. MÉTODOS: A adaptação cultural seguiu normas internacionalmente aceitas com as etapas de tradução, síntese, retro-tradução, avaliação por um comitê de especialistas e pré-teste. Esta versão do instrumento foi aplicada em 40 trabalhadores. RESULTADOS: O procedimento de adaptação cultural foi realizado com sucesso. O comitê de especialistas verificou a validade de conteúdo e realizou algumas modificações. No pré-teste, 7,5% dos indivíduos indicaram sugestões para um item do questionário e 17,5% demonstraram dificuldades no entendimento da instrução. Informações adicionais foram incluídas para tornar o instrumento final mais compreensível. CONCLUSÕES: A versão brasileira deste instrumento foi obtida com sucesso.OBJETIVO: Traducir y adaptar culturalmente el cuestionario Work-related activities that may contribute to job-related pain and/or injury al portugués hablado en el Brasil y verificar la validez de contenidos de esta nueva versión. MÉTODOS: La adaptación cultural siguió normas internacionalmente aceptadas con las etapas de traducción, síntesis, retro-traducción, evaluación por un comité de especialistas y pre test. Esta versión del instrumento fue aplicada a 40 trabajadores. RESULTADOS: El procedimiento de adaptación cultural fue realizado con éxito. El comité de especialistas verificó la validez de contenido y realizó algunas modificaciones. En el pre test, el 7,5% de los individuos indicaron sugerencias para un item del cuestionario y el 17,5% demostraron dificultades en el entendimiento de la instrucción. Las informaciones adicionales fueron incluidas para conseguir que el instrumento final sea más comprensible. CONCLUSIONES: La versión brasileña de este instrumento

  20. Schizotypal Perceptual Aberrations of Time: Correlation between Score, Behavior and Brain Activity

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    Shahar Arzy; Christine Mohr; Istvan Molnar-Szakacs; Olaf Blanke

    2011-01-01

    A fundamental trait of the human self is its continuum experience of space and time. Perceptual aberrations of this spatial and temporal continuity is a major characteristic of schizophrenia spectrum disturbances – including schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder and schizotypy. We have previously found the classical Perceptual Aberration Scale (PAS) scores, related to body and space, to be positively correlated with both behavior and temporo-parietal activation in healthy participan...

  1. Reliability of Accelerometer Scores for Measuring Sedentary and Physical Activity Behaviors in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis.

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    Klaren, Rachel E; Hubbard, Elizabeth A; Zhu, Weimo; Motl, Robert W

    2016-04-01

    This brief research note examined the reliability of scores from an accelerometer as measures of sedentary and physical activity behaviors in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). The analysis was performed on a combined data set from 2 previous longitudinal investigations of physical activity in MS. We focused on the number of days required to reliably estimate sedentary behavior, based on time spent in sedentary behavior per day and number of sedentary breaks, number of long sedentary bouts, and average length of sedentary bouts per day. We further examined the number of days required to reliably estimate physical activity behavior, based on time spent in light and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and average length of activity bouts per day. Between 4-6 days of monitoring and 3-7 days of monitoring were necessary for good reliability of scores from all sedentary outcomes and physical activity outcomes, respectively. These results should guide research and practice examining sedentary and physical activity behaviors using accelerometry in persons with MS. PMID:27078272

  2. Clinical performance of two visual scoring systems in detecting and assessing activity status of occlusal caries in primary teeth

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    Braga, M M; Ekstrand, K R; Martignon, S;

    2010-01-01

    This study aimed to compare the clinical performance of two sets of visual scoring criteria for detecting caries severity and assessing caries activity status in occlusal surfaces. Two visual scoring systems--the Nyvad criteria (NY) and the ICDAS-II including an adjunct system for lesion activity...

  3. Lack of physical activity in young children is related to higher composite risk factor score for cardiovascular disease

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    Tanha, Tina; Wollmer, Per; Thorsson, Ola;

    2011-01-01

    This study evaluates whether accelerometer-measured physical activity is related to higher composite risk factor scores for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children.......This study evaluates whether accelerometer-measured physical activity is related to higher composite risk factor scores for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children....

  4. Walkable scores for selected three east Texas counties: physical activity and policy implications

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    Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Physical activity has become an important intervention against overweight and obesity cases in the USA and worldwide. One key aspect of physical activity is walking, which has been identified as a component that can easily be incorporated into one’s lifestyle. Recent studies on physical activity have focused on promoting walking as a health enhancing endeavor. In 2010, the proportion of Texas adults who reported no participation in leisure time activity (26.7% was significantly higher than the national average (24.4%. However, many Texans, like most Americans, are sedentary. Purpose: This study examined the walkability of the environments in selected counties in east Texas including Wood, Van Zandt and Smith counties. Methods and material: The data was drawn from the Walkscore.com and was based on all the zip codes in the three counties in east Texas. The community capitals were used a framework for analysis.  Results: Only three (8.82% zip codes had walkable scores between 70 and 89; five (14.71% had scores between 50 and 69; four (11.76% between 25 and 49 and 22 (64.71% had a score below 24. Discussion: The vast majority (26, 76.47% of zip codes are highly dependent on vehicle transport. Conclusions and recommendations: Stakeholders need therefore to focus on causes for the minimal walkability so that practical interventions are generated to enhance the physical activity friendly infrastructure so as to enhance the well-being of the residents in these three east Texas counties.

  5. Cancioneiro tradicional Galego: Instrumentos pobres na Escola

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    Calvo López, Alberte

    2013-01-01

    [GL] O Cancioneiro tradicional Galego: Instrumentos pobres na Escola é un proxecto de intervención socio-educativa centrado na actual situación da música tradicional galega dentro da realidade escolar. Froito dunha profunda investigación documental e curricular a proposta de innovación concrétase na elaboración dun cancioneiro escolar asentado nas melodías e nos instrumentos (instrumentos pobres) propios do noso patrimonio cultural. A finalidade última do traballo é ofrecer aos...

  6. The psychometric properties of ADCS - activities of daily living inventory and comparison of different ADL scores

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    Rózsa, S.; Brandtmüller, A.; Nagy, B.; Brennan, A.(School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia); Akehurst, R

    2009-01-01

    Several multi-item activities of daily living (ADL) scales have been developed for assessment of functional status of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in the last few decades. A disadvantage of the large number of scales is that scores of different ADL scales cannot be compared directly with each other. ADL scales which are used by McNamee’s (Townsend's disability scale) and Hill’s (Medicare Beneficiary definitions and Katz index of ADL) provide suitable tools for modelling the cost-eff...

  7. Is there a preferred method for scoring activity of the spine by magnetic resonance imaging in ankylosing spondylitis?

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    van der Heijde, Désirée; Landewé, Robert; Hermann, Kay-Geert;

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    This report summarizes the discussion during a module update at OMERACT 8 on scoring methods for activity in the spine on magnetic resonance imaging. The conclusion was that the 3 available scoring methods are all very good with respect to discrimination and feasibility: the Ankylosing Spondylitis...

  8. Alimentary Habits, Physical Activity, and Framingham Global Risk Score in Metabolic Syndrome

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    Soares, Thays Soliman; Piovesan, Carla Haas; Gustavo, Andréia da Silva; Macagnan, Fabrício Edler; Bodanese, Luiz Carlos; Feoli, Ana Maria Pandolfo, E-mail: anamariafeoli@hotmail.com [Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

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    Metabolic syndrome is a complex disorder represented by a set of cardiovascular risk factors. A healthy lifestyle is strongly related to improve Quality of Life and interfere positively in the control of risk factors presented in this condition. To evaluate the effect of a program of lifestyle modification on the Framingham General Cardiovascular Risk Profile in subjects diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. A sub-analysis study of a randomized clinical trial controlled blind that lasted three months. Participants were randomized into four groups: dietary intervention + placebo (DIP), dietary intervention + supplementation of omega 3 (fish oil 3 g/day) (DIS3), dietary intervention + placebo + physical activity (DIPE) and dietary intervention + physical activity + supplementation of omega 3 (DIS3PE). The general cardiovascular risk profile of each individual was calculated before and after the intervention. The study included 70 subjects. Evaluating the score between the pre and post intervention yielded a significant value (p < 0.001). We obtained a reduction for intermediate risk in 25.7% of subjects. After intervention, there was a significant reduction (p < 0.01) on cardiovascular age, this being more significant in groups DIP (5.2%) and DIPE (5.3%). Proposed interventions produced beneficial effects for reducing cardiovascular risk score. This study emphasizes the importance of lifestyle modification in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

  9. Alimentary Habits, Physical Activity, and Framingham Global Risk Score in Metabolic Syndrome

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    Metabolic syndrome is a complex disorder represented by a set of cardiovascular risk factors. A healthy lifestyle is strongly related to improve Quality of Life and interfere positively in the control of risk factors presented in this condition. To evaluate the effect of a program of lifestyle modification on the Framingham General Cardiovascular Risk Profile in subjects diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. A sub-analysis study of a randomized clinical trial controlled blind that lasted three months. Participants were randomized into four groups: dietary intervention + placebo (DIP), dietary intervention + supplementation of omega 3 (fish oil 3 g/day) (DIS3), dietary intervention + placebo + physical activity (DIPE) and dietary intervention + physical activity + supplementation of omega 3 (DIS3PE). The general cardiovascular risk profile of each individual was calculated before and after the intervention. The study included 70 subjects. Evaluating the score between the pre and post intervention yielded a significant value (p < 0.001). We obtained a reduction for intermediate risk in 25.7% of subjects. After intervention, there was a significant reduction (p < 0.01) on cardiovascular age, this being more significant in groups DIP (5.2%) and DIPE (5.3%). Proposed interventions produced beneficial effects for reducing cardiovascular risk score. This study emphasizes the importance of lifestyle modification in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

  10. Disease activity score in rheumatoid arthritis with or without secondary fibromyalgia

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    Objective: To correlate disease activity score (DAS-28) in the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with and without secondary fibromyalgia. Study Design: Comparative cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Rheumatology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, from November 2011 to April 2012. Methodology: Patients aged above 16 years diagnosed to have rheumatoid arthritis according to ACR/EULAR criteria 2010 were included in the study. Fibromyalgia (FM) was diagnosed by ACR 1990 criteria. Patients of other autoimmune diseases or psychiatric illnesses were excluded. DAS was determined and compared using t-test with significance at p < 0.05. Results: The mean age of study subjects was 42.9 years. Thirty one out of total 138 patients had fibromyalgia (22.4%). Female gender was predominant (92.0%); being 96.8% in patients with and in 88.2% without fibromyalgia. The average DAS score was high (5.3 + 1.5) in fibromyalgia patients compared to those without fibromyalgia (3.9 + 1.2); this difference in mean value was statistically significant (p = < 0.001). Conclusion: DAS-28 is a useful tool for assessing rheumatoid arthritis disease status in outpatient setting, however, increased disease activity must be assessed for possible co-existence of fibromyalgia which can spuriously give high DAS value and adversely affect treatment decision. (author)

  11. Fatores de risco associados à mortalidade infantil em duas áreas da região metropolitana de São Paulo (Brasil, 1984-1985: proposta de instrumentos preditivos Risk factors associated with infant mortality in two municipalities of the metropolitan area of S.Paulo (Brazil, 1984-1985: proposal for a predictive scoring system

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se a aplicação do conceito de "risco" na área materno-infantil, partindo da proposta da Organização Mundial de Saúde relativa ao "enfoque de risco" na organização dos serviços de saúde. O estudo concentrou-se no desenvolvimento de instrumentos de identificação de grupos de alto risco de óbito infantil, seja no período neonatal, seja no período pós-neonatal, e baseou-se em estudo de caso-controle. O grupo de casos correspondeu a óbitos registrados de menores de um ano de idade, ocorridos nos anos de 1984 e 1985, de pais residentes nos municípios de Cotia e Vargem Grande Paulista, SP (Brasil, totalizando 149 óbitos (casos. O grupo controle foi formado por uma amostra probabilística de 216 crianças nascidas em 1984, filhas de pais residentes nos municípios estudados e que sobreviveram ao primeiro ano de vida, As mães de ambos os grupos responderam a um questionário, aplicado em entrevistas domiciliarias, para a identificação de variáveis independentes associadas ao óbito infantil. As variáveis que mostraram associação estatisticamente significante foram agrupadas em quatro escalas de risco: para uso em pré-natal; para uso por ocasião do parto; para uso no período neonatal; e para uso em puericultura após o período neonatal. As variáveis participaram nas escalas ponderadas pelos valores das razões dos produtos cruzados. As escalas apresentaram diferentes pontos de corte e a cada um destes correspondeu uma dada sensibilidade, especificidade e poder preditivo.The application of the concept of "risk" to maternal and child health was studied, the starting point being the World Health Organization's proposal for a "risk approach" in health services. The study was concerned with the development of a scoring system for the identification of groups at high risk of death during the first year of life, whether in the neonatal or the post-neonatal periods, and was based on a case-control study. The case group

  12. Scoring inflammatory activity of the spine by magnetic resonance imaging in ankylosing spondylitis: a multireader experiment

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    Lukas, Cédric; Braun, Jürgen; van der Heijde, Désirée;

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    considered by the reader as the most abnormal, with additional scores for "depth" and "intensity." Both the order of the methods used by each reader and the timepoints (before/after treatment) were randomized. Feasibility of each scoring system was evaluated by measuring the mean time needed to score each....... Discriminatory ability was assessed using Z-scores (Mann-Whitney test) comparing change in score between patients treated with TNF-blocking drug and placebo. RESULTS: The mean time to score one set of MRI was shortest for the Berlin method. SDC was lowest for the Berlin method and highest for SPARCC. Overall...

  13. Is there a preferred method for scoring activity of the spine by magnetic resonance imaging in ankylosing spondylitis?

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    van der Heijde, Désirée; Landewé, Robert; Hermann, Kay-Geert;

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    spine MRI score for activity (ASspiMRI-a), the Berlin method (a modification of the ASspiMRI-a), and the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Magnetic Resonance Imaging Index for Assessment of Spinal Inflammation in AS (SPARCC). All 3 methods were judged to be similar with respect......This report summarizes the discussion during a module update at OMERACT 8 on scoring methods for activity in the spine on magnetic resonance imaging. The conclusion was that the 3 available scoring methods are all very good with respect to discrimination and feasibility: the Ankylosing Spondylitis...

  14. Desenvolvimento de instrumento para medida dos fatores psicossociais determinantes do comportamento de atividade física em coronariopatas Desarrollo de un instrumento para la medida de los factores psicosociales determinantes del comportamiento de la actividad física en individuos con coronariopatía Development of an instrument to measure psychosocial determinants of physical activity behavior among coronary heart disease patients

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    Roberto Della Rosa Mendez; Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues; Marilia Estevam Cornélio; Maria Cecília Bueno Jayme Gallani; Gaston Godin

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    Este estudo teve como objetivo apresentar o desenvolvimento, a análise de conteúdo e da confiabilidade do Questionário para identificação dos fatores psicossociais determinantes do comportamento de atividade física em coronariopatas, baseado na extensão da Teoria do Comportamento Planejado. O instrumento foi submetido à validade de conteúdo, com realização de sua avaliação por três juízes e pré-teste com cinco sujeitos, até mostrar-se conceitualmente adequado e compreensível aos sujeitos entr...

  15. Disease activity in Graves' ophthalmopathy: diagnosis with orbital MR imaging and correlation with clinical score.

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    Tortora, Fabio; Cirillo, Mario; Ferrara, Marco; Belfiore, Maria Paola; Carella, Carlo; Caranci, Ferdinando; Cirillo, Sossio

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    In Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) it is important to distinguish acute inflammation at an early stage, responsive to immunosuppressive treatment, from inactive fibrotic end stage disease, unresponsive to the same treatment. The purpose of this study was to identify the most relevant signal intensities on orbital MR imaging with contrast administration both to classify patients according to their clinical activity score (defined by a cut-off value of 3) and to make a prediction of patient's CAS. Such threshold was considered as widely used in literature. Sixteen consecutive patients with a diagnosis of GO in different phases of thyroid disease based on clinical and orbital MR imaging signs, and six normal volunteers were examined. Orbital MR imaging was performed on a 1.5 Tesla MR Unit. MR scans were assessed by an experienced neuroradiologist, blinded to the clinical examinations. We found a statistical correlation between CAS and both STIR and contrast enhanced T1-weighted sequences. There was also a statistically significant correlation between STIR and contrast-enhanced T1 images disclosing the possibility of avoiding the injection of contrast medium. Our study proved that signal intensity values on STIR sequence increase in the inflammatory oedematous phase of disease. We confirmed the correlation between signal intensities on this sequence and CAS, showing an increase in signal intensity proportional to the CAS value. So we validated MRI use to establish the activity phase of disease more sensitively than CAS alone.

  16. Comparison of contemporary risk scores for predicting outcomes after surgery for active infective endocarditis.

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    Wang, Tom Kai Ming; Oh, Timothy; Voss, Jamie; Gamble, Greg; Kang, Nicholas; Pemberton, James

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    Decision making regarding surgery for acute bacterial endocarditis is complex given its heterogeneity and often fatal course. Few studies have investigated the utility of operative risk scores in this setting. Endocarditis-specific scores have recently been developed. We assessed the prognostic utility of contemporary risk scores for mortality and morbidity after endocarditis surgery. Additive and logistic EuroSCORE I, EuroSCORE II, additive Society of Thoracic Surgeon's (STS) Endocarditis Score and additive De Feo-Cotrufo Score were retrospectively calculated for patients undergoing surgery for endocarditis during 2005-2011. Pre-specified primary outcomes were operative mortality, composite morbidity and mortality during follow-up. A total of 146 patients were included with an operative mortality of 6.8 % followed for 4.1 ± 2.4 years. Mean scores were additive EuroSCORE I: 8.0 ± 2.5, logistic EuroSCORE I: 13.2 ± 10.1 %, EuroSCORE II: 9.1 % ± 9.4 %, STS Score: 32.2 ± 13.5 and De Feo-Cotrufo Score: 14.6 ± 9.2. Corresponding areas under curve (AUC) for operative mortality 0.653, 0.645, 0.656, 0.699 and 0.744; for composite morbidity were 0.623, 0.625, 0.720, 0.714 and 0.774; and long-term mortality 0.588, 0.579, 0.686, 0.735 and 0.751. The best tool for post-operative stroke was EuroSCORE II: AUC 0.837; for ventilation >24 h and return to theatre the De Feo-Cotrufo Scores were: AUC 0.821 and 0.712. Pre-operative inotrope or intra-aortic balloon pump treatment, previous coronary bypass grafting and dialysis were independent predictors of operative and long-term mortality. In conclusion, risk models developed specifically from endocarditis surgeries and incorporating endocarditis variables have improved prognostic ability of outcomes, and can play an important role in the decision making towards surgery for endocarditis.

  17. Does body mass index (BMI) influence the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score in axial spondyloarthritis?

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    Rubio Vargas, Roxana; van den Berg, Rosaline; van Lunteren, Miranda; Ez-Zaitouni, Zineb; Bakker, Pauline A C; Dagfinrud, Hanne; Ramonda, Roberta; Landewé, Robert; Molenaar, Esmeralda; van Gaalen, Floris A; van der Heijde, Désirée

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    Objective Obesity is associated with elevated C reactive protein (CRP) levels. The Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) combines patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and CRP. We evaluated the effect of body mass index (BMI) on CRP and on ASDAS, and studied if ASDAS can be used in obese axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients to assess disease activity. Methods Baseline data of patients with chronic back pain of short duration included in the SPondyloArthritis Caught Early (SPACE) cohort were used. Collected data included BMI and ASDAS. Patients were classified according to the ASAS axSpA classification criteria and BMI (overweight ≥25 and obese ≥30). Correlation and linear regression analyses were performed to assess the relation between BMI and ASDAS. Linear regression models were performed to assess if age or gender were effect modifiers in the relation between BMI and CRP, and between BMI and ASDAS. Results In total, 428 patients were analysed (n=168 axSpA; n=260 no-axSpA). The mean age was 31.1 years, 36.9% were male, 26.4% were overweight and 13.3% obese, median CRP was 3 mg/L and the mean ASDAS was 2.6. Gender was the only factor modifying the relationship between BMI and CRP as BMI had an influence on CRP only in females (β=0.35; p<0.001). Correlations between BMI and CRP or PROs were generally weak, and only significant for CRP in female patients. BMI was not related to ASDAS in axSpA patients. Conclusions ASDAS is not affected by BMI in axSpA patients. Therefore, based on our data it is not necessary to take BMI in consideration when assessing disease activity using ASDAS in axSpA patients. PMID:27403336

  18. Is anterior cruciate ligament surgery technique important in rehabilitation and activity scores?

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    Kilinc, Bekir Eray; Kara, Adnan; Celik, Haluk; Oc, Yunus; Camur, Savas

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    To compare the two different anterior cruciate ligament surgery techniques’ effect in rehabilitation and activity performance. Fifty-five patients were evaluated. Twenty-seven patients with transtibial technique (TT), 28 with anatomic single-bundle technique (AT) included. Tegner Activity Scale (TAS) was performed at preoperation and follow-up. The returning time of the sport and work was evaluated at follow-up. Single-leg hop test was performed at follow-up. Outcomes were compared between the two groups. The determined length difference between the operated knee and the intact knee was compared between the two groups. Average age of TT and AT was 27.9±6.4 yr, 28.3±6 yr, respectively. There was a significant difference between the two groups in duration of returning to sport. TT group had higher duration to return to sport (P0.05). There was a significant difference between the two groups. TT group had significantly higher values than AT group (P0.05). The increase of TAS in patients who had AT was higher than the patients who had TT (P>0.05). No difference in single-leg hop test at 55%–65%, 65%–75%, and 85%–95% level (P>0.05). In this test at 75%–85% TT group had higher values than AT group (P<0.05), AT group had higher values at 95%–105% level (P<0.05). Good short and long-term knee outcome scores depend on rehabilitation protocol after surgery. Surgery technique should provide the adequate stability in rehabilitation period. AT obtains better outcomes in rehabilitation. PMID:27419120

  19. Apgar Scores

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    ... are more likely to have low scores than infants with normal births. These scores may reflect difficulties the baby experienced during labor or problems with her heart or respiratory system. What if Your Baby Scores Low? If your ...

  20. Serum interleukin-18 and interleukin-10 levels in systemic lupus erythematosus: correlation with SLEDAI score and disease activity parameters

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    Conclusion The circulating IL-18 and IL-10 concentrations were significantly elevated in SLE patients and correlated with the SLEDAI score. The study emphasized that there exists an upregulated proinflammatory as well as anti-inflammatory responses in patients with active SLE; however, the anti-inflammatory response is not enough to suppress the active disease. Identifying the exact contribution of the currently studied cytokines might provide future insights for targeted therapeutic strategies in SLE.

  1. Thioredoxin 1 in Prostate Tissue Is Associated with Gleason Score, Erythrocyte Antioxidant Enzyme Activity, and Dietary Antioxidants

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    Terrence M. Vance

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    Full Text Available Background. Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in men in the US. Growing evidence suggests that oxidative stress is involved in prostate cancer. Methods. In this study, thioredoxin 1 (Trx 1, an enzyme and subcellular indicator of redox status, was measured in prostate biopsy tissue from 55 men from the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. A pathologist blindly scored levels of Trx 1. The association between Trx 1 and the Gleason score, erythrocyte antioxidant enzyme activity, and dietary antioxidant intake was determined using Fisher’s exact test. Results. Trx 1 levels in benign prostate tissue in men with incident prostate cancer were positively associated with the Gleason score (P=0.01 and inversely associated with dietary antioxidant intake (P=0.03. In prostate cancer tissue, Trx 1 levels were associated with erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase activity (P=0.01. No association was found for other erythrocyte enzymes. Greater Gleason score of malignant tissue corresponds to a greater difference in Trx 1 levels between malignant and benign tissue (P=0.04. Conclusion. These results suggest that the redox status of prostate tissue is associated with prostate cancer grade and both endogenous and exogenous antioxidants.

  2. The effects of activating prior topic and metacognitive knowledge on text comprehension scores

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    Kostons, Danny; van der Werf, Margaretha

    2015-01-01

    Background Research on prior knowledge activation has consistently shown that activating learners' prior knowledge has beneficial effects on learning. If learners activate their prior knowledge, this activated knowledge serves as a framework for establishing relationships between the knowledge they

  3. Nursing intervention/activity mapping at a Chemotherapy Center: an instrument for workload assessment Levantamiento de intervenciones/actividades de los enfermeros en Centro Quimioterápico: instrumento para evaluación de la carga de trabajo Mapeamento de intervenções/atividades dos enfermeiros em centro quimioterápico: instrumento para avaliação da carga de trabalho

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    Célia Alves de Souza

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: identify the interventions/activities nurses develop at a Chemotherapy Center (CTC using standardized language and validate their contents. METHOD: data triangulation was used through the combination of three information sources: semistructured interview, document analysis and questionnaire. The instrument, constructed in accordance with the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC taxonomy, was submitted to content validation through meetings with the participants. RESULTS: Thirty-five interventions and 48 activities were mapped and validated, organized in five domains (physiological: basic and physiological: complex, behavioral, safety and health system and 11 classes. CONCLUSION: The identification of nurses' interventions/activities at CTC supports the determination of the time consumed and permits measuring the workload. It also helps to define these professionals' role, which permits the redesign of the work process and optimizes productivity. OBJETIVOS: identificar las intervenciones/actividades desarrolladas por enfermeros en un Centro Quimioterápico (CQT, utilizando lenguaje estandarizado, y validar su contenido. MÉTODO: fue utilizada triangulación de datos a través de la combinación de tres fuentes de informaciones: entrevista semiestructurada, análisis de documentos y cuestionario. El instrumento, construido en la taxonomía de la Clasificación de Intervenciones de Enfermería (NIC fue sometido a la validación de contenido mediante reuniones con los participantes. RESULTADOS: Fueron mapeadas y validadas 35 intervenciones y 48 actividades organizadas en cinco dominios (fisiológico básico y fisiológico complexo, de la conducta, seguridad y sistema de salud y 11 clases. CONCLUSIÓN: La identificación de las intervenciones/actividades del enfermero en CQT instrumentaliza la determinación del tiempo consumido y posibilita medir la carga de trabajo. También auxilia en la definición del papel de este profesional

  4. Associations of prepartum body condition score with occurrence of clinical endometritis and resumption of postpartum ovarian activity in dairy cattle.

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    Kadivar, Ali; Ahmadi, Mohammad Rahim; Vatankhah, Mahmood

    2014-01-01

    This study was performed to investigate the effect of periparturient body condition score on the occurrence of clinical endometritis and postpartum resumption of ovarian activity in dairy cows. Eighty-seven lactating Holstein cows, fed with a total mixed ration diet, were included into the study. Body condition scoring (using a 5-point scale with quarter-point divisions) was performed by the same investigator using the visual technique every 2 weeks, from 2 weeks before until 6 weeks after calving. Palpation of the reproductive tract and ultrasonographic assessment of ovaries for detection of corpus luteum using a rectal linear probe was also performed at 2, 4, and 6 weeks after calving. Cows with clinical endometritis had significantly lower body condition score (BCS) than normal cows at all weeks pre- and postcalving, and cows that did not ovulate until 45 days after calving had a significantly lower BCS pre- and postpartum. Cows that did not ovulate until 45 days after calving also lost more BCS from 2 weeks before to 4 weeks after calving. Besides, first ovulation after calving take occurred later in cows with clinical endometritis compared to normal cows (P BCS is a risk factor for postpartum endometritis and delayed cyclicity in dairy cows. BCS loss from dry-off to early lactation and occurrence of clinical endometritis can significantly affect postpartum ovarian activity.

  5. Instrumento para o gerenciamento de riscos ambientais

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    Thaiza Clemente Couto Bissacot

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Embora existam normas e metodologias padronizadas para a análise de riscos ambientais dentro de uma organização, os mecanismos e/ou instrumentos disponíveis estão sujeitos à subjetividade, não são automatizados, não estabelecem critérios técnicos e, de maneira geral, não apresentam mecanismos de priorização para a tomada de decisão. Com base nas lacunas observadas, a presente nota técnica apresenta as premissas de um Instrumento de Gestão para a Identificação e o Gerenciamento de Riscos Ambientais (IGIGRA. O dashboard consolidado pelo IGIGRA permitirá a visualização consolidada dos riscos ambientais do empreendimento, proporcionando comparações entre diferentes operações e períodos de avaliação, fornecendo base técnica para a priorização de ações e alocação de recursos para o controle dos riscos dentro da organização.

  6. A cross-sectional study of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score version 3 in systemic vasculitis.

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    Suppiah, Ravi

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    Assessment of disease activity in vasculitis can be achieved using the BVAS, a clinical checklist of relevant symptoms, signs and features of active disease. The aim of this study was to revalidate the BVAS version 3 (BVAS v. 3) in a cohort of patients with systemic vasculitis.

  7. A Potential High-Score Scheme for the Prediction of Atlantic Storm Activity

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    WANG Hui-Jun; QIAN Zhuo-Lei

    2010-01-01

    A new empirical approach for the seasonal prediction of annual Atlantic tropical storm number (ATSN) was developed using precipitation and 500 hPa geopotential height data from the preceding January-February and April-May. The 2.5°×2.5° resolution reanalysis data from both the US National Center for Environmental Prediction/the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) were applied. The model was cross-validated using data from 1979-2002. The ATSN predictions from the two reanalysis models were correlated with the observations with the anomaly correlation coefficients (ACC) of 0.79 (NCEP/NCAR) and 0.78 (ECMWF) and the multi-year mean absolute prediction errors (MAE) of 1.85 and 1.76, respectively. When the predictions of the two models were averaged, the ACC increased to 0.90 and the MAE decreased to 1.18, an exceptionally high score. Therefore, this new empirical approach has the potential to improve the operational prediction of the annual tropical Atlantic storm frequency.

  8. DAS28 score vs. ultrasound examination for assessment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity: comparison and discussion of pros and cons.

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    Barczyńska, Tacjana Anna; Dura, Marta; Blumfield, Einat; Węgierska, Małgorzata; Żuchowski, Pawel; Wilińska-Jankowska, Arnika; Jeka, Sławomir

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    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic connective tissue disease which is characterized by symetrical multiple joints involvement and extra-articular symptoms. Current EULAR diagnostic criteria for RA include disease activity parameters, such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP), which are used to calculate disease activity scores, including DAS and DAS28. Recently attempts have been made to assess disease activity using imaging diagnostic modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). Due to significant progress in therapy effectiveness and early RA diagnosis possibility, imaging modalities become increasingly meaningful and many clinical trials confirm their usefulness. However, there are no consistent criteria for objective assessment of therapy effectiveness based on US. Moreover, it is not US availability that limits its common use, but rather significant variability between operators. This is why US remains only an additional tool to assess therapy efficacy with regard to DAS/DAS28 index.

  9. Internet como instrumento para la Yihad

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    Full Text Available Las extraordinarias ventajas que ofrece Internet lo han convertido en un instrumento clave y dinámico en la estrategia de los yihadistas. Los medios de comunicación, la clase política y las agencias de seguridad e información han tendido a concentrar sus esfuerzos en la neutralización del ciberterrorismo sin prestar suficiente atención a los múltiples usos de Internet que están haciendo los neosalafistas: para la propaganda y para la guerra psicológica, para el reclutamiento y para la financiación, para la documentación y para la planificación de atentados. Las democracias deberían considerar el coste que tendrá la derrota frente al movimiento yihadista globalizado en la batalla por el ciberespacio

  10. Lack of utility of risk score and gynecological examination for screening for sexually transmitted infections in sexually active adolescents

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sexually transmitted infections constitute the main health risk among adolescents. In developing countries the diagnosis and treatment of cervical infections is based on the syndromic approach. In this study we estimated the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among female adolescents from a Health Sector of the city of Goiânia, Brazil, and validated cervicitis diagnosis using World Health Organization/Ministry of Health risk score and gynecological examination. Methods A cross-sectional community-based sample of 914 15- to 19-year-old female teenagers was randomly selected and referred to the local Family Health Program. Of these, 472 (51.6% were sexually active and gynecological examinations were carried out for 427. Endocervical samples were collected to perform the polymerase chain reaction for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae. Performance of risk score, the presence of mucopurulent discharge, friability, ectopia and pain during cervical maneuver were compared with the presence of C. trachomatis or N. gonorrhoeae or both. Results The prevalence of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae was 14.5% and 2.1%, respectively. The risk score had a specificity of 31.9% (95% confidence interval, 21.2 to 44.2 and a positive predictive value of 20.8% (95% confidence interval, 13.5 to 29.7. Friability was the component of the gynecological examination that presented the best performance with a sensitivity of 43.5%, specificity of 81.0%, and 30.6% of positive predictive value. Conclusion The prevalence of infection by C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae was high among these sexually active adolescents. The syndromic approach is clearly inadequate for screening and treating these infections in this population. Therefore, the implantation of other strategies to control these infections among adolescents is urgently required.

  11. Systems view of adipogenesis via novel omics-driven and tissue-specific activity scoring of network functional modules

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    Nassiri, Isar; Lombardo, Rosario; Lauria, Mario; Morine, Melissa J.; Moyseos, Petros; Varma, Vijayalakshmi; Nolen, Greg T.; Knox, Bridgett; Sloper, Daniel; Kaput, Jim; Priami, Corrado

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    The investigation of the complex processes involved in cellular differentiation must be based on unbiased, high throughput data processing methods to identify relevant biological pathways. A number of bioinformatics tools are available that can generate lists of pathways ranked by statistical significance (i.e. by p-value), while ideally it would be desirable to functionally score the pathways relative to each other or to other interacting parts of the system or process. We describe a new computational method (Network Activity Score Finder - NASFinder) to identify tissue-specific, omics-determined sub-networks and the connections with their upstream regulator receptors to obtain a systems view of the differentiation of human adipocytes. Adipogenesis of human SBGS pre-adipocyte cells in vitro was monitored with a transcriptomic data set comprising six time points (0, 6, 48, 96, 192, 384 hours). To elucidate the mechanisms of adipogenesis, NASFinder was used to perform time-point analysis by comparing each time point against the control (0 h) and time-lapse analysis by comparing each time point with the previous one. NASFinder identified the coordinated activity of seemingly unrelated processes between each comparison, providing the first systems view of adipogenesis in culture. NASFinder has been implemented into a web-based, freely available resource associated with novel, easy to read visualization of omics data sets and network modules.

  12. Effects of type of physical exercise and leisure activities on the depression scores of obese Brazilian adolescent girls

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    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have indicated that depressive states may lead to hypokinesia with diminished metabolic rate and energy use. Hypokinesia associated with certain eating behaviors may lead to an unfavorable energy balance that can contribute to the emergence and prevalence of obesity among children and adults. The purpose of the present study was to examine the possibility of reducing depression inventory scores in female adolescents with third-degree obesity while testing the effectiveness of different exercise programs in reducing anxiety and depression scores. The sample consisted of 40 female subjects (mean age 16 ± 1.56 years divided into 4 groups (aerobic training, anaerobic training, leisure activities, and control. Subjects had a body mass index of 95% or more in relation to the 50th percentile. The aerobic program consisted of three ergometric bicycle sessions per week over a 3-month period (12 weeks and the activities were prescribed after determining the anaerobic ventilatory threshold (VO2 threshold. Anaerobic training was based on the Wingate anaerobic power test. The leisure program consisted of a varied range of activities (games, exercises, etc.. A nutritionist interviewed the members of these two groups and the control group every week in order to adapt them to the nutritional guidelines proposed for the study. The study showed that all three programs (aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise and leisure activities were effective in reducing body mass. However, we found a significant reduction when analyzing the depression scores only for aerobic exercise (18.9 ± 9.33 to 10.6 ± 9.56 or 43.9% but no significant alterations for anaerobic exercise (11.36 ± 5.23 to 9.63 ± 4.78 or 15.22% and leisure (17.28 ± 7.55 to 15.07 ± 7.54 or 12.78%, thus indicating that in principle this type of activity could be included to improve emotional well-being of obese adolescent girls.

  13. Association of a multibiomarker disease activity score at multiple time-points with radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis: results from the SWEFOT trial

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    Hambardzumyan, Karen; Bolce, Rebecca J; Saevarsdottir, Saedis; Forslind, Kristina; Wallman, Johan K; Cruickshank, Scott E; Sasso, Eric H; Chernoff, David; van Vollenhoven, Ronald F

    2016-01-01

    Objectives In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), predictive biomarkers for subsequent radiographic progression (RP) could improve therapeutic choices for individual patients. We previously showed that the multibiomarker disease activity (MBDA) score in patients with newly diagnosed RA identified patients at risk for RP. We evaluated the MBDA score at multiple time-points as a predictor of RP during 2 years of follow-up. Methods A subset of patients with RA (N=220) from the Swedish Farmacotherapy (SWEFOT) trial were analysed for MBDA score, disease activity score of 28 joints (DAS28), C reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) at baseline (BL), month 3 and year 1, for predicting RP based on modified Sharp/van der Heijde scores at BL, year 1 and year 2. Results Patients with persistently low MBDA (44) MBDA scores. Among methotrexate non-responders with a high MBDA score at BL or month 3, significantly more of those who received triple therapy had RP at year 2 compared with those who received antitumour necrosis factor therapy. Conclusions Measuring the MBDA score both before and during treatment in RA was useful for the assessment of individual patient risk for RP during 2 years of follow-up. In comparison with low CRP, ESR or DAS28, a low MBDA score at any time-point was associated with numerically lower proportions of RP. Trial registration number NCT00764725. PMID:26958364

  14. Validity and predictive ability of the juvenile arthritis disease activity score based on CRP versus ESR in a Nordic population-based setting

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    Nordal, E B; Zak, Marek Stanislaw; Aalto, K;

    2012-01-01

    To compare the juvenile arthritis disease activity score (JADAS) based on C reactive protein (CRP) (JADAS-CRP) with JADAS based on erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (JADAS-ESR) and to validate JADAS in a population-based setting.......To compare the juvenile arthritis disease activity score (JADAS) based on C reactive protein (CRP) (JADAS-CRP) with JADAS based on erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (JADAS-ESR) and to validate JADAS in a population-based setting....

  15. The creation of a healthy eating motivation score and its association with food choice and physical activity in a cross sectional sample of Irish adults

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    Naughton, Paul; McCarthy, Sinéad N.; McCarthy, Mary B.

    2015-01-01

    Background This study aimed to develop a healthy eating motivation score and to determine if dietary, lifestyle and activity behaviours vary across levels of motivation to eat a healthy diet with a view to informing health promotion interventions. Methods A cross-sectional survey of food intake, physical activity, lifestyles and food choice attitudes was conducted in a nationally representative sample of 1262 adults in the Republic of Ireland aged 18 years and over. Results Increasing score f...

  16. Modelling Cost-Effectiveness of Biologic Treatments Based on Disease Activity Scores for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Spain

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    Ariel Beresniak

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    Full Text Available Background. The objective of this simulation model was to assess the cost-effectiveness of different biological treatment strategies based on levels of disease activity in Spain, in patients with moderate to severe active RA and an insufficient response to at least one anti-TNF agent. Methods. Clinically meaningful effectiveness criteria were defined using DAS28 scores: remission and Low Disease Activity State (LDAS thresholds. Monte-Carlo simulations were conducted to assess cost-effectiveness over 2 years of four biological sequential strategies composed of anti-TNF agents (adalimumab, infliximab, abatacept or rituximab, in patients with moderate to severe active RA and an insufficient response to etanercept as first biological agent. Results. The sequential strategy including etanercept, abatacept and adalimumab appeared more efficacious over 2 years (102 days in LDAS compared to the same sequence including rituximab as second biological option (82 days in LDAS. Cost-effectiveness ratios showed lower costs per day in LDAS with abatacept (427 € compared to rituximab as second biological option (508 €. All comparisons were confirmed when using remission criteria. Conclusion. Model results suggest that in patients with an insufficient response to anti-TNF agents, the biological sequences including abatacept appear more efficacious and cost-effective than similar sequences including rituximab or cycled anti-TNF agents.

  17. Evaluation of Crohn's disease activity: Initial validation of a magnetic resonance enterography global score (MEGS) against faecal calprotectin

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    Makanyanga, Jesica C.; Dikaios, Nikolaos [University College London, Centre for Medical Imaging, London (United Kingdom); Pendse, Doug; Atkins, Elaine; Cuthbertson, Terry [University College London Hospitals, Department of Specialist Radiology, London (United Kingdom); Bloom, Stuart; McCartney, Sara; Forbes, Alastair [University College London Hospitals, Department of Gastroenterology, London (United Kingdom); Helbren, Emma; Punwani, Shonit; Halligan, Steve; Taylor, Stuart A. [University College London, Centre for Medical Imaging, London (United Kingdom); University College London Hospitals, Department of Specialist Radiology, London (United Kingdom)

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    To develop an MRI enterography global score (MEGS) of Crohn's disease (CD) activity compared with a reference standard of faecal calprotectin (fC), C-reactive protein (CRP) and Harvey-Bradshaw index (HBI). Calprotectin, CRP and HBI were prospectively recorded for 71 patients (median age 33, male 35) with known/suspected CD undergoing MRI enterography. Two observers in consensus scored activity for nine bowel segments, grading mural thickness, T2 signal, mesenteric oedema, T1 enhancement and pattern, and haustral loss. Segmental scores were multiplied according to disease length. Five points each were added for lymphadenopathy, comb sign, fistulae and abscesses to derive the MEGS. A previously validated MRI CD activity score (CDAS) was also calculated. MRI scores were correlated with clinical references using Spearman's rank. A logistic regression diagnostic model was built to discriminate active (fC > 100 μg/g) from inactive disease. MEGS and CDAS were significantly correlated with fC (r = 0.46, P < 0.001) and (r = 0.39, P = 0.001) respectively. MEGS correlated with CRP (r = 0.39, P = 0.002). The model for discriminating active from inactive disease achieved an area under the receiver-operating curve of 0.75 and 0.66 after leave-one-out analysis. A magnetic resonance enterography global score (MEGS) of CD activity correlated significantly with fC levels. (orig.)

  18. Score Correlation

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    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we study a distribution-dependent correlation coefficient based on the concept of scalar score. This new measure of association of continuous random variables is compared by means of simulation experiments with the Pearson, Kendall and Spearman correlation coefficients.

  19. Screening and Scoring of Antimicrobial and Biological Activities of Italian Vulnerary Plants against Major Oral Pathogenic Bacteria

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    Gianmaria F. Ferrazzano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to evaluate the activity of Italian vulnerary plants against the most important oral pathogenic bacteria. This estimate was accomplished through a fivefold process: (a a review of ethnobotanical and microbiological data concerning the Italian vulnerary plants; (b the development of a scoring system to rank the plants; (c the comparative assessment of microbiological properties; (d the assessment of potential cytotoxic effects on keratinocyte-like cells and gingival fibroblasts in culture by XTT cell viability assay; (e clinical evaluation of the most suitable plant extract as antibacterial agent in a home-made mouthwash. The study assays hexane (H, ethanol (E, and water (W extracts from 72 plants. The agar diffusion method was used to evaluate the activity against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Lactobacillus casei, and Actinomyces viscosus. Twenty-two plants showed appreciable activity. The extracts showing the strongest antibacterial power were those from Cotinus coggygria Scop., Equisetum hyemale L., Helichrysum litoreum Guss, Juniperus communis L., and Phyllitis scolopendrium (L. Newman subsp. scolopendrium. The potential cytotoxic effect of these extracts was assessed. On the basis of these observations, a mouth-rinse containing the ethanolic extract of H. litoreum has been tested in vivo, resulting in reduction of the salivary concentration of S. mutans.

  20. Multibiomarker disease activity score and C-reactive protein in a cross-sectional observational study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis with and without concomitant fibromyalgia

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    Hackett, James; Frits, Michelle; Iannaccone, Christine K.; Shadick, Nancy A.; Weinblatt, Michael E.; Segurado, Oscar G.; Sasso, Eric H.

    2016-01-01

    Objectives. To examine the association between a multibiomarker disease activity (MBDA) score, CRP and clinical disease activity measures among RA patients with and without concomitant FM. Methods. In an observational cohort of patients with established RA, we performed a cross-sectional analysis comparing MBDA scores with CRP by rank correlation and cross-classification. MBDA scores, CRP and clinical measures of disease activity were compared between patients with RA alone and RA with concomitant FM (RA and FM) by univariate and multivariate analyses. Results. CRP was ⩽1.0 mg/dl for 184 of 198 patients (93%). MBDA scores correlated with CRP (r = 0.755, P < 0.001), but were often discordant, being moderate or high for 19%, 55% and 87% of patients with CRP ⩽0.1, 0.1 to ⩽0.3, or 0.3 to ⩽1.0 mg/dl, respectively. Among patients with CRP ⩽1.0 mg/dl, swollen joint count (SJC) increased linearly across levels of MBDA score, both with (P = 0.021) and without (P = 0.004) adjustment for CRP, whereas CRP was not associated with SJC. The 28-joint-DAS-CRP, other composite measures, and their non-joint-count component measures were significantly greater for patients with RA and FM (n = 25) versus RA alone (n = 173) (all P ⩽ 0.005). MBDA scores and CRP were similar between groups. Conclusion. MBDA scores frequently indicated RA disease activity when CRP did not. Neither one was significantly greater among patients with RA and FM versus RA alone. Thus, MBDA score may be a useful objective measure for identifying RA patients with active inflammation when CRP is low (⩽1.0 mg/dl), including RA patients with concomitant FM. PMID:26608972

  1. Responsiveness of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) and clinical and MRI measures of disease activity in a 1-year follow-up study of patients with axial spondyloarthritis treated with tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors

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    Pedersen, Susanne Juhl; Sørensen, Inge Juul; Hermann, Kay-Geert A;

    2010-01-01

    To investigate construct validity and responsiveness of the novel ankylosing spondylitis (AS) disease activity score (ASDAS) in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA).......To investigate construct validity and responsiveness of the novel ankylosing spondylitis (AS) disease activity score (ASDAS) in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA)....

  2. Activated TLR signaling in atherosclerosis among women with lower Framingham risk score: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD. Traditional risk factors can be used to identify individuals at high risk for developing CVD and are generally associated with the extent of atherosclerosis; however, substantial numbers of individuals at low or intermediate risk still develop atherosclerosis. RESULTS: A case-control study was performed using microarray gene expression profiling of peripheral blood from 119 healthy women in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cohort aged 50 or above. All participants had low (100 and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT >1.0 mm, whereas controls (N = 71 had CAC<10 and IMT <0.65 mm. We identified two major expression profiles significantly associated with significant atherosclerosis (odds ratio 4.85; P<0.001; among those with Framingham risk score <10%, the odds ratio was 5.30 (P<0.001. Ontology analysis of the gene signature reveals activation of a major innate immune pathway, toll-like receptors and IL-1R signaling, in individuals with significant atherosclerosis. CONCLUSION: Gene expression profiles of peripheral blood may be a useful tool to identify individuals with significant burden of atherosclerosis, even among those with low predicted risk by clinical factors. Furthermore, our data suggest an intimate connection between atherosclerosis and the innate immune system and inflammation via TLR signaling in lower risk individuals.

  3. Scoring of synovial membrane hypertrophy and bone erosions by MR imaging in clinically active and inactive rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist

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    Østergaard, Mikkel; Gideon, P; Sørensen, K;

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    MRI-scores of synovial membrane hypertrophy and bone erosions of the RA-wrist are introduced. Gadolinium-DTPA enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and conventional radiography (CR) of the wrist were performed in 16 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 3 healthy controls. A MRI-score of...... MRI and CR with respect to bone erosions. Bone erosions were detected by MRI in 14 wrists in contrast to only 6 wrists by CR. In all patients the erosions were more numerous on MRI. The introduced methods may be useful quantitative measures of synovitis and early joint destruction in RA....... synovial membrane hypertrophy was obtained by summation of gradings of synovial hypertrophy in 6 regions of the wrist. The score was significantly higher in wrists with than in wrists without clinical signs of active arthritis. The score was 0 in all healthy controls. Each bone of the wrist was assessed by...

  4. Validity and Agreement between the 28-Joint Disease Activity Score Based on C-Reactive Protein and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Nielung, Louise; Christensen, Robin; Danneskiold-Samsøe, Bente;

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To validate the agreement between the 28-joint disease activity score based on erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR) and the 28-joint disease activity score based on C-reactive protein (DAS28-CRP) in a group of Danish patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. Data from 109...... Danish RA patients initiating biologic treatment were analysed at baseline and following one year of treatment. Participants were retrospectively enrolled from a previous cohort study and were considered eligible for this project if CRP and ESR were measured at baseline and at the follow-up visit...

  5. Instrumentos de medida romanos hallados en Andalucía

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    Francisca CHAVES TRISTÁN

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de instrumentos de medida de época romana no es excesivamente rara pero tampoco frecuente. Lo que resulta más difícil es encontrarlos con todos los elementos que lo componen de modo que se pueda realizar el estudio de las medidas para las que se utilizaban. En este breve artículo damos a conocer dos instrumentos que por fortuna conservan las partes suficientes para poder dilucidar las pesadas que se obtenían con ellos.

  6. Matemáticas para afinar instrumentos musicales

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    Liern, Vicente

    2010-01-01

    Cuando se habla de afinación se hace referencia a dos realidades diferentes en música. Una tiene que ver con la selección de las frecuencias que se consideran notas musicales, dando lugar a los sistemas de afinación, y la otra representa la acción de poner en tono justo los instrumentos musicales en relación con una nota fijada, a la que se llama diapasón. Evidentemente, para que un instrumento suene afinado hace falta que se tengan en cuenta las dos acepciones anteriores. Se debe conseguir q...

  7. Instrumentos de medida romanos hallados en Andalucía

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    Chaves Tristán, Francisca

    2009-01-01

    La aparición de instrumentos de medida de época romana no es excesivamente rara pero tampoco frecuente. Lo que resulta más difícil es encontrarlos con todos los elementos que lo componen de modo que se pueda realizar el estudio de las medidas para las que se utilizaban. En este breve artículo damos a conocer dos instrumentos que por fortuna conservan las partes suficientes para poder dilucidar las pesadas que se obtenían con ellos.

  8. Comparación de Instrumentos de Medida del Color

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    Campos Acosta, J.; Rubiño López, M.; Castillo Rubí, F. J.; Pons Aglio, Alicia

    2004-01-01

    [ES] Se presenta una comparación de instrumentos de medida del color pertenecientes a tres laboratorios. Las medidas se han realizado tanto por transmisión, transmitancia regular, como por reflexión, utilizando en este último caso las geometrías 0/d (incluyendo y excluyendo la componente especular), 0/45 y 45/0. Los resultados obtenidos permiten concluir, que si bien la repetibilidad de cada instrumento es muy alta y coincide con lo especificado por el fabricante, las incert...

  9. Nutritional Quality of Breakfast and Physical Activity Independently Predict the Literacy and Numeracy Scores of Children after Adjusting for Socioeconomic Status

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    O'Dea, Jennifer A.; Mugridge, Anna C.

    2012-01-01

    Health-related behaviors [physical activity (PA), nutritional quality of breakfast and sleep]; personal variables (self-esteem, attitudes to PA and gender) and socioeconomic status (SES) (school SES and parental education), were examined in relation to literacy and numeracy scores of 824 grade 3-7 children. Participants completed a questionnaire,…

  10. Rapid activity prediction of HIV-1 integrase inhibitors: harnessing docking energetic components for empirical scoring by chemometric and artificial neural network approaches.

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    Thangsunan, Patcharapong; Kittiwachana, Sila; Meepowpan, Puttinan; Kungwan, Nawee; Prangkio, Panchika; Hannongbua, Supa; Suree, Nuttee

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    Improving performance of scoring functions for drug docking simulations is a challenging task in the modern discovery pipeline. Among various ways to enhance the efficiency of scoring function, tuning of energetic component approach is an attractive option that provides better predictions. Herein we present the first development of rapid and simple tuning models for predicting and scoring inhibitory activity of investigated ligands docked into catalytic core domain structures of HIV-1 integrase (IN) enzyme. We developed the models using all energetic terms obtained from flexible ligand-rigid receptor dockings by AutoDock4, followed by a data analysis using either partial least squares (PLS) or self-organizing maps (SOMs). The models were established using 66 and 64 ligands of mercaptobenzenesulfonamides for the PLS-based and the SOMs-based inhibitory activity predictions, respectively. The models were then evaluated for their predictability quality using closely related test compounds, as well as five different unrelated inhibitor test sets. Weighting constants for each energy term were also optimized, thus customizing the scoring function for this specific target protein. Root-mean-square error (RMSE) values between the predicted and the experimental inhibitory activities were determined to be rapid weighted energy tuning methods via PLS and SOMs analyses is a viable approach to predict the potential inhibitory activity and to discriminate among small drug-like molecules to target a specific protein of interest. PMID:27314501

  11. Instrumentos de molienda: evidencias del procesamiento de recursos vegetales en la laguna de Castillos (Rocha, Uruguay

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    Irina Capdepont

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados obtenidos del estudio de instrumentos de molienda recuperados en la Excavación I del montículo A del sitio Guardia del Monte -laguna de Castillos- Uruguay. Para realizar el trabajo se procedió a la caracterización de los instrumentos de molienda mediante el relevamiento de los atributos físicos y de las características funcionales. Para esto último se aplicó la Técnica de Extracción e Identificación de Partículas Biosilíceas, con el objetivo de realizar correlaciones entre instrumentos particulares y tipos de recursos vegetales específicos. Asimismo, se emplearon fuentes escritas profundizando en los aspectos relacionados con la molienda y uso de recursos vegetales. Los resultados obtenidos permitieron identificar el procesamiento de vegetales con aplicaciones alimenticias (preparación de harinas, bebidas fermentadas, etc. y tecnológicas (textilería, cordelería, cestería, entre los que se identificaron recursos silvestres y cultivados o manejados. Algunos instrumentos presentaron evidencias de procesamiento de recursos alimenticios, otros de recursos tecnológicos y finalmente otros con indicios de multifuncionalidad. Asimismo, se constató una cierta correlación entre algunos de los atributos físicos de los instrumentos y la funcionalidad atribuida a partir de los vegetales identificados y los usos referidos en las fuentes etnográficas.This paper presents the results from studies performed on milling stone tools recovered at Excavation I, Mound A from Guardia del Monte Site, Castillos lagoon, Uruguay. Physical attributes and functional features were used for the characterization of grinding artefacts. To this end opal phytoliths were extracted and analyzed in order to correlate different kinds of artefacts with specific vegetable resources. Written sources were used additionally to reach a deeper understanding of other aspects related to grinding activities and use of vegetable resources. The

  12. Variation in dietary intake and physical activity pattern as predictors of change in body mass index (BMI) Z-score among Brazilian adolescents*

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    Carla C. Enes; Betzabeth Slater

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    Objective: To assess whether changes in dietary intake and physical activity pattern are associated with the annual body mass index (BMI) z-score change among adolescents. Methods: The study was conducted in public schools in the city of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a probabilistic sample of 431 adolescents participating in wave I (2004) (hereafter, baseline) and 299 in wave II (2005) (hereafter, follow-up). BMI, usual food intake, physical activity, screen time, sexual maturation and ...

  13. Handedness and behavioural inhibition system/behavioural activation system (BIS/BAS) scores: A replication and extension of Wright, Hardie, and Wilson (2009).

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    Beaton, Alan A; Kaack, Imogen H; Corr, Philip J

    2015-01-01

    The Annett Hand Preference Questionnaire (AHPQ) as modified by Briggs and Nebes was administered along with Carver and White's behavioural inhibition system (BIS) and behavioural activation system (BAS) scale and a shortened form of the Big Five personality questionnaire to 92 university students. After eliminating the data from five respondents who reported having changed handedness and one outlier, there was a significant sex difference in mean BIS scores, with females (n = 43) scoring higher than males (n = 43). Replicating the results of Wright, Hardie and Wilson, non-right-handers (n = 36) had significantly higher mean BIS score than right-handers (n = 50). Controlling for sex of participant, neuroticism and BAS sub-scale scores in hierarchical regression analyses left this BIS effect substantially unaffected. There was no handedness or sex difference on any of the three BAS sub-scales. Further analyses revealed no association between strength, as distinct from direction, of handedness and BIS (or BAS) scores. The findings are discussed with reference to recent developments in reinforcement sensitivity theory on which BIS/BAS variables are based. PMID:25697855

  14. Handedness and behavioural inhibition system/behavioural activation system (BIS/BAS) scores: A replication and extension of Wright, Hardie, and Wilson (2009).

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    Beaton, Alan A; Kaack, Imogen H; Corr, Philip J

    2015-01-01

    The Annett Hand Preference Questionnaire (AHPQ) as modified by Briggs and Nebes was administered along with Carver and White's behavioural inhibition system (BIS) and behavioural activation system (BAS) scale and a shortened form of the Big Five personality questionnaire to 92 university students. After eliminating the data from five respondents who reported having changed handedness and one outlier, there was a significant sex difference in mean BIS scores, with females (n = 43) scoring higher than males (n = 43). Replicating the results of Wright, Hardie and Wilson, non-right-handers (n = 36) had significantly higher mean BIS score than right-handers (n = 50). Controlling for sex of participant, neuroticism and BAS sub-scale scores in hierarchical regression analyses left this BIS effect substantially unaffected. There was no handedness or sex difference on any of the three BAS sub-scales. Further analyses revealed no association between strength, as distinct from direction, of handedness and BIS (or BAS) scores. The findings are discussed with reference to recent developments in reinforcement sensitivity theory on which BIS/BAS variables are based.

  15. Discriminant validity of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: a cohort study.

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    Kilic, Erkan; Kilic, Gamze; Akgul, Ozgur; Ozgocmen, Salih

    2015-06-01

    The aim of this study was to assess discriminant validity of Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS)-C-reactive protein (-CRP) and ASDAS-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (-ESR) and to compare with The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) as clinical tools for the measurement of disease activity in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Also, the cut-off values for ASDAS-CRP in nr-axSpA and AS is revisited. Patients with axSpA were recruited from Erciyes Spondyloarthritis Cohort (ESPAC) and were assessed for disease activity, quality of life and functional measures. The discriminatory ability of ASDAS-CRP and ASDAS-ESR was assessed using standardized mean differences and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves analysis. Optimal cut-off values for disease activity scores were calculated. Two hundred and eighty-seven patients with axSpA (nr-axSpA:132, AS:155) were included in this study. Two ASDAS versions and BASDAI had good correlations with patient's and physician's global assessment in both groups. Discriminatory ability of ASDAS-CRP, ASDAS-ESR and BASDAI were similar in patients with nr-axSpA and AS when the patients were assigned into low and high disease activity according to the ASAS partial remission, patient's and physician's global assessment scores (based on the comparison of ROC curves). ASDAS cut-off values are quite similar between groups indicating that ASDAS-CRP works similarly well in nr-axSpA and AS. The performance of ASDAS to discriminate low and high disease activity and cut-off values are quite similar in patients with AS and non-radiographic axial SpA.

  16. Low bone mineral density in COPD patients with osteoporosis is related to low daily physical activity and high COPD assessment test scores

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    Full Text Available Wen-Te Liu,1,2,* Han-Pin Kuo,3,* Tien-Hua Liao,4 Ling-Ling Chiang,1 Li-Fei Chen,3 Min-Fang Hsu,5 Hsiao-Chi Chuang,1 Kang-Yun Lee,2,6 Chien-Da Huang,3 Shu-Chuan Ho11School of Respiratory Therapy, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 2Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, 3Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 4Department of Respiratory Therapy, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taipei, 5Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, 6Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan*These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: COPD patients have an increased prevalence of osteoporosis (OP compared with healthy people. Physical inactivity in COPD patients is a crucial risk factor for OP; the COPD assessment test (CAT is the newest assessment tool for the health status and daily activities of COPD patients. This study investigated the relationship among daily physical activity (DPA, CAT scores, and bone mineral density (BMD in COPD patients with or without OP. This study included 30 participants. Ambulatory DPA was measured using actigraphy and oxygen saturation by using a pulse oximeter. BMD was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. OP was defined as a T-score (standard deviations from a young, sex-specific reference mean BMD less than or equal to -2.5 SD for the lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck. We quantified oxygen desaturation during DPA by using a desaturation index and recorded all DPA, except during sleep. COPD patients with OP had lower DPA and higher CAT scores than those of patients without OP. DPA was significantly positively correlated with (lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck BMD (r=0.399, 0.602, 0.438, respectively

  17. Growth of Islam. Seventh Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.

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    This seventh grade activity asks students to gather data that will help them understand and appreciate the Islamic way of life and to learn to feel comfortable living with a Muslim family in Syria during the second semester of the school year. The activity states each student will be interviewed by a Fulbright official, expected to keep a…

  18. Fetal Biophysical Profile Scoring

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    2009-01-01

    significance. Fetal breathing movements, amniotic fluid volume, and the non-stress test are the most powerful variables. For example, when the biophysical profile score is 2, the perinatal mortality varies between 428/1000 with only fetal movement present to 66/1000 if the non-stress test is reactive and all of the ultrasound parameters are absent (Manning 1990b. Some authors have, therefore, proposed utilization of a modified biophysical profile that incorporates only the non-stress test and amniotic fluid volume (Miller 1996. Although the positive predictive value of these 2 tests is equivalent to a biophysical profile score of 6, the perinatal mortality is still increased over a normal test score of 8 or 10 (Manning 1990b. The false positive rate with the modified biophysical profile score is also substantially higher. "nConclusions: The fetus expresses its well being or compromised status through a number of different biophysical activities that are controlled by different central nervous system centers. The utilization of the biophysical score for antepartum surveillance in high-risk patients has resulted in a reduction in perinatal mortality when compared to historical controls. The appropriate management of the viable fetus with an abnormal biophysical profile score may also decrease long-term neurological morbidity (Manning 1998. "nIt is unlikely that in the future additional variables will be added to the biophysical profile score. However, perhaps the incorporation of the fetal state (i.e., eye movements and Doppler flow studies of specific fetal vessels (umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery, ductus venosus will be incorporated into a complete assessment of the fetal condition "n "nTable 1. Components of the 30 Minute Biophysical Profile Score "nComponent "nDefinition "nFetal movements "n> 3 body or limb movements "nFetal tone "nOne episode of active extension and flexion of the limbs; opening and closing of hand "nFetal breathing movements "n>1 episode of >30

  19. Visual scoring of non-cavitated caries lesions and clinical trial efficiency, testing xylitol in caries active adults

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    Brown, JP; Amaechi, BT; Bader, JD; Gilbert, GH; Makhija, SK; Lozano-Pineda, J; Leo, MC; Chuhe, C; Vollmer, WM

    2013-01-01

    Objectives To better understand the effectiveness of xylitol in caries prevention in adults, and to attempt improved clinical trial efficiency. Methods As part of the Xylitol for Adult Caries Trial (X-ACT), non-cavitated and cavitated caries lesions were assessed in subjects who were experiencing the disease. The trial was a test of the effectiveness of 5 grams/day of xylitol, consumed by dissolving in the mouth five 1 gram lozenges spaced across each day, compared with a sucralose placebo. For this analysis, seeking trial efficiency, 538 subjects aged 21–80, with complete data for four dental examinations were selected from the 691 randomized into the three year trial, conducted at three sites. Acceptable inter and intra examiner reliability before and during the trial was quantified using the kappa statistic. Results The mean annualized non-cavitated plus cavitated lesion transition scores in coronal and root surfaces, from sound to carious favoured xylitol over placebo, during the three cumulative periods of 12, 24, and 33 months, but these clinically and statistically non-significant differences declined in magnitude over time. Restricting the present assessment to those subjects with a higher baseline lifetime caries experience showed possible but inconsistent benefit. Conclusions There was no clear and clinically relevant preventive effect of xylitol on caries in adults with adequate fluoride exposure when non-cavitated plus cavitated lesions were assessed. This conformed to the X-ACT trial result assessing cavitated lesions. Including non-cavitated lesion assessment in this full scale, placebo controlled, multi site, randomized, double blinded clinical trial in adults experiencing dental caries, did not achieve added trial efficiency or demonstrate practical benefit of xylitol. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.Gov NCT00393055 PMID:24205951

  20. Consumption of Low-Calorie Sweeteners among U.S. Adults Is Associated with Higher Healthy Eating Index (HEI 2005 Scores and More Physical Activity

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    Adam Drewnowski

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The possibility that low-calorie sweeteners (LCS promote lower quality diets and, therefore, weight gain has been noted as a cause for concern. Data from a representative sample of 22,231 adults were obtained from five cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999–2008 NHANES. A single 24-hour recall was used to identify consumers of LCS beverages, foods and tabletop sweeteners. Diet quality was assessed using the Healthy Eating Index 2005 (HEI 2005 and its multiple subscores. Health behaviors of interest were physical activity, smoking and alcohol use. LCS consumers had higher HEI 2005 scores than did non-consumers, largely explained by better SoFAAS subscores (solid fats, added sugar and alcohol. LCS consumers had better HEI subscores for vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, but worse subscores for saturated fat and sodium compared to non-consumers. Similar trends were observed for LCS beverages, tabletop LCS and LCS foods. Consumers of LCS were less likely to smoke and were more likely to engage in recreational physical activity. LCS use was associated with higher HEI 2005 scores, lower consumption of empty calories, less smoking and more physical activity.

  1. A clinically prognostic scoring system for patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: results from the EuroSIDA study

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    Lundgren, Jens Dilling; Mocroft, Amanda; Gatell, Jose M;

    2002-01-01

    The risk of clinical progression for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons receiving treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is poorly defined. From an inception cohort of 8457 HIV-infected persons, 2027 patients who started HAART during prospective follow-up wer...

  2. Instrumentos de mediación en la actividad demostrativa

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    Bernal, Sandra; Romero, Alexander

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo principal de la investigación es caracterizar y analizar la función que cumplen dos instrumentos de mediación: lápiz y papel y software de geometría dinámica Cabri usados por tres grupos de estudiantes de licenciatura en matemáticas en el desarrollo de la actividad demostrativa en torno a una tare a particular de geometría. Los análisis se presentan de acuerdo con tres fases de solución de dicha tarea, con los diferentes argumentos propuestos por los estudiantes y con el uso que...

  3. Decompositions of Proper Scores

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    2008-01-01

    Scoring rules are an important tool for evaluating the performance of probabilistic forecasts. A popular example is the Brier score, which allows for a decomposition into terms related to the sharpness (or information content) and to the reliability of the forecast. This feature renders the Brier score a very intuitive measure of forecast quality. In this paper, it is demonstrated that all strictly proper scoring rules allow for a similar decomposition into reliability and sharpness related terms. This finding underpins the importance of proper scores and yields further credence to the practice of measuring forecast quality by proper scores. Furthermore, the effect of averaging multiple probabilistic forecasts on the score is discussed. It is well known that the Brier score of a mixture of several forecasts is never worse that the average score of the individual forecasts. This property hinges on the convexity of the Brier score, a property not universal among proper scores. Arguably, this phenomenon portends...

  4. ¿Cómo validar un instrumento de medida de la salud?

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Cada vez es más necesario disponer de instrumentos de medida en el ámbito de la salud que se puedan utilizar en la práctica clínica e investigación. Para garantizar la calidad de su medición es imprescindible que los instrumentos sean sometidos a un proceso de validación. Este proceso consiste en adaptar culturalmente un instrumento al medio donde se quiere administrar y comprobar sus características psicométricas como: fiabilidad, validez, sensibilidad y factibilidad. Hay instrumentos de medida del ámbito de la salud, disponibles en otros idiomas pero sin validar al español. Además la metodología para validar un instrumento es poco conocida por profesionales sanitarios, lo que explica el uso indiscriminado de instrumentos sólo adaptados o validados de manera poco consistente. El objetivo de esta revisión es realizar una puesta al día del proceso de validación de un instrumento de medida de la salud y en qué consiste de manera práctica. La accesibilidad de instrumentos de evaluación adaptados culturalmente y validados en distintos idiomas facilitará comparar resultados obtenidos con el mismo instrumento y desarrollar estudios internacionales en distintas culturas.

  5. Greater Independence in Activities of Daily Living is Associated with Higher Health-Related Quality of Life Scores in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

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    Charice S. Chan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Health-related quality of life (HRQL for nursing home residents is important, however, the concept of quality of life is broad, encompasses many domains and is difficult to assess in people with dementia. Basic activities of daily living (ADL are measured routinely in nursing homes using the Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set Version 2.0 (RAI-MDS and Functional Independence Measure (FIM instrument. We examined the relationship between HRQL and ADL to assess the future possibility of ADL dependency level serving as a surrogate measure of HRQL in residents with dementia. To assess ADL, measures derived from the RAI-MDS and FIM data were gathered for 111 residents at the beginning of our study and at 6-month follow-up. Higher scores for independence in ADL were correlated with higher scores for a disease-specific HRQL measure, the Quality of Life—Alzheimer’s Disease Scale. Preliminary evidence suggests that FIM-assessed ADL is associated with HRQL for these residents. The associations of the dressing and toileting items with HRQL were particularly strong. This finding suggests the importance of ADL function in HRQL. The RAI-MDS ADL scales should be used with caution to evaluate HRQL.

  6. Adaptação de instrumento para dimensionar horas diárias de assistência de enfermagem residencial Adaptacion de instrumento para medir horas diarias de atención de enfermería domiciliaria Adaptation of an instrument for the measurement of daily hours for nursing care at patient's home

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    Luiza Watanabe Dal Ben

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    Full Text Available O Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System Intermediate: TISS-Intermediário foi traduzido para a língua portuguesa e adaptado para estabelecer horas diárias de assistência domiciliar. O processo de modificação do instrumento, desenvolvido através da Técnica Delphi, teve como participantes 16 enfermeiros, que atuam em empresas de assistência domiciliar e determinam horas diárias de assistência de enfermagem para pacientes na residência, após a hospitalização. Ao término do estudo obteve-se um instrumento com 104 itens, para ser no futuro validado clinicamente. Tal instrumento ajudará enfermeiros a estender cuidados de enfermagem a pacientes em casa, após a alta hospitalar, especialmente na tomada de decisões relativas à avaliação dos pacientes.El Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System Intermediate: TISS-Intermedio, fue traducido para el idioma portugués y adaptado para establecer las horas diarias de asistencia en el domicilio. Dieciséis enfermeros participaron del proceso de modificación del instrumento desarrollado a través de la Técnica Delphi. Esos enfermeros actúan en empresas de atención a domicilio y determinan las horas diarias de atención de enfermería a los pacientes en su domicilio después del alta. Al término del estudio se obtuvo un instrumento con 104 items para ser validado clínicamente.Tal instrumento ayudará a los enfermeros a extender sus cuidados de enfermería a pacientes que se encuentran en casa, después del alta hospitalario, especialmente en la toma de decisiones relacionadas con la evaluación de los pacientes.The Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System Intermediate: TISS-Intermediate, was translated into Portuguese and adapted to establish the number of hours daily of home care. The adaptation process of the instrument, developed with the Delphi Technique, used 16 nurses, who work in home care service providers and helped in calculating the number of nursing care hours for patients at

  7. Validade e reprodutibilidade dos instrumentos de medida da atividade física do tipo self-report em adolescentes: uma revisão sistemática Validity and reliability of self-report instruments for measuring physical activity in adolescents: a systematic review

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    José Cazuza de Farias Júnior; Adair da Silva Lopes; Alex Antonio Florindo; Hallal, Pedro C.

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    Realizou-se revisão sistemática de estudos de reprodutibilidade e validade de instrumentos de medida da atividade física do tipo self-report - medidas subjetivas, em adolescentes (10-19 anos). Buscas foram realizadas em bases de dados (MEDLINE, PsycInfo, SportsDiscus, Scopus, Web of Science, SciELO, Lilacs) e nas referências dos artigos localizados. Sessenta e seis estudos atenderam aos critérios de inclusão. A maioria deles foi realizada em países da América do Norte, apenas cinco no Brasil....

  8. Indicadores competenciales: un instrumento para la mejora del desarrollo de la competencia matemática

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    Montserrat Torra

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo presentaremos el CESIRE-CREAMAT. Haremos un recorrido por sus objetivos y actividades plasmadas en su página web y nos detendremos en un documento que propone diez indicadores competenciales y que se ha convertido en un buen instrumento para mejorar el desarrollo de la competencia matemática del alumnado. Indicators of competence: a tool for improving the development of mathematical competence. This article presents the CESIRE-CREAMAT. We will visit our objectives and activities, which are reflected in their website and we will show a document which proposes ten indicators of competence and it has become a good instrument to improve the development of mathematical competence of students.

  9. Relatieve validiteit van een vragenlijst naar lichamelijke activiteit volgens de beweegnorm [The relative validity of a questionnaire on physical activity according to the mean physical activity score

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    Urlings, I.J.M.; Douwes, M.; Hildebrandt, V.H.; Stiggelbout, M.; Ooijendijk, W.T.M.

    2000-01-01

    The validity is explored of a short and simple questionnaire to differentiate populations into physical active and physical inactive persons according to recent guidelines on the required amount of physical activity (how many days a week they have physical activities for minimal 30 minutes a day). 2

  10. Fingerprinting of music scores

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    Irons, Jonathan; Schmucker, Martin

    2004-06-01

    Publishers of sheet music are generally reluctant in distributing their content via the Internet. Although online sheet music distribution's advantages are numerous the potential risk of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement, e.g. illegal online distributions, disables any innovation propensity. While active protection techniques only deter external risk factors, additional technology is necessary to adequately treat further risk factors. For several media types including music scores watermarking technology has been developed, which ebeds information in data by suitable data modifications. Furthermore, fingerprinting or perceptual hasing methods have been developed and are being applied especially for audio. These methods allow the identification of content without prior modifications. In this article we motivate the development of watermarking and fingerprinting technologies for sheet music. Outgoing from potential limitations of watermarking methods we explain why fingerprinting methods are important for sheet music and address potential applications. Finally we introduce a condept for fingerprinting of sheet music.

  11. The Apgar Score.

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    The Apgar score provides an accepted and convenient method for reporting the status of the newborn infant immediately after birth and the response to resuscitation if needed. The Apgar score alone cannot be considered as evidence of, or a consequence of, asphyxia; does not predict individual neonatal mortality or neurologic outcome; and should not be used for that purpose. An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists encourage use of an expanded Apgar score reporting form that accounts for concurrent resuscitative interventions.

  12. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, pain perception, and disease activity score may serve as important predictive markers for sustained remission in rheumatoid arthritis

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    S. Chandrashekara

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The implementation of new treatment strategies based on current recommendations has enabled a greater number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA to achieve remission. However, there are no definite predictors of sustained remission. Moreover, the absence of clear consensus on the time of withdrawal or reduction of treatment further adds to the treatment burden. This pilot study was intended to evaluate the prognostic potential of various RA-related parameters. All the enrolled subjects (n=124 were clinically evaluated on the basis of various parameters including age, gender, duration of illness before the initiation of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, tender and swollen joints (28 joints, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, C-reactive protein (CRP, hemoglobin percentage, lymphocyte count, total white-blood cell counts, and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR. Student’s t-test and discriminant function analysis were performed. The specificity of all parameters and their best possible cut-off to predict relapse were calculated using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC analysis. A significant difference in terms of pain perception, NLR, tendency to have a significant tender joint count and absolute lymphocyte counts was identified between the patients in sustained remission and those in relapse. The ROC analysis indicated that NLR was consistent in predicting remission. CRP, ESR, and/or disease activity score may not be very effective in differentiating patients with sustainable remission/low disease activity. NLR along with patient’s perception of pain may assist in predicting sustained remission.

  13. Radiopacidad de nuevos instrumentos endodóncicos mediante análisis de imagen

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    Berástegui, Esther

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    El objetivo del estudio fue la comparación entre densidad de diversos instrumentos endodóncicos mediante análisis de imagen, con diferentes tiempos de revelado de las radiografías. Se utilizaron para ello siete tipos de instrumentos de diferentes fabricantes y aleaciones metálicas y se realizaron radiografías oclusales dobles. El grupo uno de radiografías se reveló diez segundos y el grupo dos 20 segundos. En cada radiografía se determinó la densidad de los siete instrumentos en los tres nive...

  14. An objective fluctuation score for Parkinson's disease.

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    Full Text Available Establishing the presence and severity of fluctuations is important in managing Parkinson's Disease yet there is no reliable, objective means of doing this. In this study we have evaluated a Fluctuation Score derived from variations in dyskinesia and bradykinesia scores produced by an accelerometry based system.The Fluctuation Score was produced by summing the interquartile range of bradykinesia scores and dyskinesia scores produced every 2 minutes between 0900-1800 for at least 6 days by the accelerometry based system and expressing it as an algorithm.This Score could distinguish between fluctuating and non-fluctuating patients with high sensitivity and selectivity and was significant lower following activation of deep brain stimulators. The scores following deep brain stimulation lay in a band just above the score separating fluctuators from non-fluctuators, suggesting a range representing adequate motor control. When compared with control subjects the score of newly diagnosed patients show a loss of fluctuation with onset of PD. The score was calculated in subjects whose duration of disease was known and this showed that newly diagnosed patients soon develop higher scores which either fall under or within the range representing adequate motor control or instead go on to develop more severe fluctuations.The Fluctuation Score described here promises to be a useful tool for identifying patients whose fluctuations are progressing and may require therapeutic changes. It also shows promise as a useful research tool. Further studies are required to more accurately identify therapeutic targets and ranges.

  15. Home Energy Score

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    The Home Energy Score allows a homeowner to compare her or his home's energy consumption to that of other homes, similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. A home energy assessor will collect energy information during a brief home walk-through and then score that home on a scale of 1 to 10.

  16. SCORE - A DESCRIPTION.

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    REINFORCEMENT AND ROLE-REVERSAL TECHNIQUES ARE USED IN THE SCORE PROJECT, A LOW-COST PROGRAM OF DELINQUENCY PREVENTION FOR HARD-CORE TEENAGE STREET CORNER BOYS. COMMITTED TO THE BELIEF THAT THE BOYS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR ETHICAL BEHAVIOR, THE SCORE WORKER FOLLOWS B.F. SKINNER'S THEORY OF OPERANT CONDITIONING AND REINFORCES THE DELINQUENT'S GOOD…

  17. Reporting Valid and Reliable Overall Scores and Domain Scores

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    Yao, Lihua

    2010-01-01

    In educational assessment, overall scores obtained by simply averaging a number of domain scores are sometimes reported. However, simply averaging the domain scores ignores the fact that different domains have different score points, that scores from those domains are related, and that at different score points the relationship between overall…

  18. Avaliação da carga de trabalho no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca segundo o Nursing Activities Score

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Identificar os fatores associados à carga de trabalho de enfermagem no cuidado a pacientes no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Método Estudo de coorte prospectivo, conduzido com 187 pacientes da Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Cirúrgica (UTI do Instituto do Coração. Os dados foram coletados nas primeiras 24 e 72 horas do paciente na UTI. A variável dependente foi a carga de trabalho calculada por meio do Nursing Activities Score (NAS e as independentes foram de natureza demográfico-clínicas e escores de morbimortalidade. Para análise dos dados utilizou-se os testes de Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney e de correlação de Spearman, e a regressão linear com modelo de efeitos mistos. Resultados A maioria dos pacientes era do sexo masculino (59,4%, com média de idade de 61 anos (±12,7 e 43,9% desenvolveram algum tipo de complicação no pós-operatório. Nas 24 horas, a carga de trabalho foi de 82,4% (±3,4 e foi de 58,1% (±3,4 nas 72 horas. Os fatores associados ao aumento do NAS foram: tempo de internação do paciente na UTI (p=0,036 e a presença de complicações (p<0,001. Conclusão A gravidade do paciente nas 24 horas, em oposição a inúmeros estudos, não influenciou no aumento da carga de trabalho, a qual se mostrou associada ao tempo de internação e às complicações.

  19. The Bandim tuberculosis score

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    Rudolf, Frauke; Joaquim, Luis Carlos; Vieira, Cesaltina;

    2013-01-01

    Background: This study was carried out in Guinea-Bissau ’ s capital Bissau among inpatients and outpatients attending for tuberculosis (TB) treatment within the study area of the Bandim Health Project, a Health and Demographic Surveillance Site. Our aim was to assess the variability between 2...... physicians in performing the Bandim tuberculosis score (TBscore), a clinical severity score for pulmonary TB (PTB), and to compare it to the Karnofsky performance score (KPS). Method : From December 2008 to July 2009 we assessed the TBscore and the KPS of 100 PTB patients at inclusion in the TB cohort and...

  20. Relationship between the climbing up and climbing down stairs domain scores on the FES-DMD, the score on the Vignos Scale, age and timed performance of functional activities in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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    Lilian A. Y. Fernandes

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Knowing the potential for and limitations of information generated using different evaluation instruments favors the development of more accurate functional diagnoses and therapeutic decision-making. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the number of compensatory movements when climbing up and going down stairs, age, functional classification and time taken to perform a tested activity (TA of going up and down stairs in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD. METHOD: A bank of movies featuring 30 boys with DMD performing functional activities was evaluated. Compensatory movements were assessed using the climbing up and going down stairs domain of the Functional Evaluation Scale for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (FES-DMD; age in years; functional classification using the Vignos Scale (VS, and TA using a timer. Statistical analyses were performed using the Spearman correlation test. RESULTS: There is a moderate relationship between the climbing up stairs domain of the FES-DMD and age (r=0.53, p=0.004 and strong relationships with VS (r=0.72, p=0.001 and TA for this task (r=0.83, p<0.001. There were weak relationships between the going down stairs domain of the FES-DMD-going down stairs with age (r=0.40, p=0.032, VS (r=0.65, p=0.002 and TA for this task (r=0.40, p=0.034. CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that the evaluation of compensatory movements used when climbing up stairs can provide more relevant information about the evolution of the disease, although the activity of going down stairs should be investigated, with the aim of enriching guidance and strengthening accident prevention. Data from the FES-DMD, age, VS and TA can be used in a complementary way to formulate functional diagnoses. Longitudinal studies and with broader age groups may supplement this information.

  1. Volleyball Scoring Systems.

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    Calhoun, William; Dargahi-Noubary, G. R.; Shi, Yixun

    2002-01-01

    The widespread interest in sports in our culture provides an excellent opportunity to catch students' attention in mathematics and statistics classes. One mathematically interesting aspect of volleyball, which can be used to motivate students, is the scoring system. (MM)

  2. Increasing Active Student Responding in a University Applied Behavior Analysis Course: The Effect of Daily Assessment and Response Cards on End of Week Quiz Scores

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    Malanga, Paul R.; Sweeney, William J.

    2008-01-01

    The study compared the effects of daily assessment and response cards on average weekly quiz scores in an introduction to applied behavior analysis course. An alternating treatments design (Kazdin 1982, "Single-case research designs." New York: Oxford University Press; Cooper et al. 2007, "Applied behavior analysis." Upper Saddle River:…

  3. The macrophage activation marker sCD163 combined with markers of the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) score predicts clinically significant portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis

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    Sandahl, T D; McGrail, R; Møller, H J;

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Noninvasive identification of significant portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis is needed in hepatology practice. AIM: To investigate whether the combination of sCD163 as a hepatic inflammation marker and the fibrosis markers of the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis score (ELF) can pre...

  4. Association between salivary α-amylase activity and pain relief scale scores in cancer patients with bone metastases treated with radiotherapy

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    LIU Hong; DONG Wen-yan; WANG Jian-bo; WANG Tao; HU Peng; WEI Shu-fang; YE Lin

    2013-01-01

    Background Subjective assessment tools such as visual analog scales (VAS) or pain scores are commonly used to evaluate the intensity of chronic cancer-induced pain.However,their value is limited in some cases.We measured changes in VAS pain scores and salivary a-amylase (sAA) concentrations in cancer patients receiving radiotherapy for bone metastases to ascertain the correlation between these measures.Methods We enrolled 30 patients with bone metastases attending a single institution from June 2010 to March 2011.All patients with cancer-induced bone pain received radiation therapy (RT) at the same dose (30 Gy) and fractionation (3 Gy/ fraction,5 days/week) for palliative pain relief.We assessed heart rate (HR),systolic and diastolic blood pressures (DBP/SBP) and VAS pain scores before (d0) and after five (d5) and ten fractions (d10) of irradiation,sAA and salivary cortisol (SC)concentrations were measured using a portable analyzer and automated chemiluminescence analyzer,respectively.Results Radiotherapy markedly decreased VAS scores from (82.93±9.29) to (31.43±t16.73) mm (P <0.001) and sAA concentrations from (109.40±26.38) to (36.03±19.40) U/ml (P <0.001).Moreover,there was a significant correlation between these two indices (P <0.01,r=0.541).HR decreased by 6.5% after radiotherapy,but did not correlate with VAS scores (P >0.05).SC concentrations and BP did not change significantly during the study (P >0.05).Conclusions The significant correlation between sAA concentrations and VAS pain scores identified in these preliminary results suggests that this biomarker may be a valuable,noninvasive and sensitive index for the objective assessment of pain intensity in patients with cancer-induced bone pain.

  5. Instant MuseScore

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    Shinn, Maxwell

    2013-01-01

    Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. Instant MuseScore is written in an easy-to follow format, packed with illustrations that will help you get started with this music composition software.This book is for musicians who would like to learn how to notate music digitally with MuseScore. Readers should already have some knowledge about musical terminology; however, no prior experience with music notation software is necessary.

  6. Un estudio de instrumentos que facilitan cálculos a través del uso de logaritmos

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    Ferrari, Marcela; López, Renata Ivonne

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo es un breve estudio sobre instrumentos que se originaron para satisfacer la necesidad de reducir los largos periodos de tiempo empleado al realizar cálculos, específicamente aquellos instrumentos basados en ideas logarítmicas. Nos interesamos de manera especial en el estudio del uso y aplicación de ciertos instrumentos que surgieron a partir de la llegada de los logaritmos, con el cual se busca conocer lo que se ha perdido con el paso del tiempo y el cambio de instrumentos...

  7. Tensorial Orientation Scores

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    van de Gronde, Jasper J.; Azzopardi, George; Petkov, Nicolai

    2015-01-01

    Orientation scores are representations of images built using filters that only select on orientation (and not on the magnitude of the frequency). Importantly, they allow (easy) reconstruction, making them ideal for use in a filtering pipeline. Traditionally a specific set of orientations has to be c

  8. Developing Scoring Algorithms

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    We developed scoring procedures to convert screener responses to estimates of individual dietary intake for fruits and vegetables, dairy, added sugars, whole grains, fiber, and calcium using the What We Eat in America 24-hour dietary recall data from the 2003-2006 NHANES.

  9. The lod score method.

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    Rice, J P; Saccone, N L; Corbett, J

    2001-01-01

    The lod score method originated in a seminal article by Newton Morton in 1955. The method is broadly concerned with issues of power and the posterior probability of linkage, ensuring that a reported linkage has a high probability of being a true linkage. In addition, the method is sequential, so that pedigrees or lod curves may be combined from published reports to pool data for analysis. This approach has been remarkably successful for 50 years in identifying disease genes for Mendelian disorders. After discussing these issues, we consider the situation for complex disorders, where the maximum lod score (MLS) statistic shares some of the advantages of the traditional lod score approach but is limited by unknown power and the lack of sharing of the primary data needed to optimally combine analytic results. We may still learn from the lod score method as we explore new methods in molecular biology and genetic analysis to utilize the complete human DNA sequence and the cataloging of all human genes.

  10. Automated Essay Scoring

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    Semire DIKLI

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Automated Essay Scoring Semire DIKLI Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, USA ABSTRACT The impacts of computers on writing have been widely studied for three decades. Even basic computers functions, i.e. word processing, have been of great assistance to writers in modifying their essays. The research on Automated Essay Scoring (AES has revealed that computers have the capacity to function as a more effective cognitive tool (Attali, 2004. AES is defined as the computer technology that evaluates and scores the written prose (Shermis & Barrera, 2002; Shermis & Burstein, 2003; Shermis, Raymat, & Barrera, 2003. Revision and feedback are essential aspects of the writing process. Students need to receive feedback in order to increase their writing quality. However, responding to student papers can be a burden for teachers. Particularly if they have large number of students and if they assign frequent writing assignments, providing individual feedback to student essays might be quite time consuming. AES systems can be very useful because they can provide the student with a score as well as feedback within seconds (Page, 2003. Four types of AES systems, which are widely used by testing companies, universities, and public schools: Project Essay Grader (PEG, Intelligent Essay Assessor (IEA, E-rater, and IntelliMetric. AES is a developing technology. Many AES systems are used to overcome time, cost, and generalizability issues in writing assessment. The accuracy and reliability of these systems have been proven to be high. The search for excellence in machine scoring of essays is continuing and numerous studies are being conducted to improve the effectiveness of the AES systems.

  11. La interpretación e integración de los instrumentos de Derecho Comercial

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

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    Full Text Available El proceso de armonización a que se encuentran sometidas las normas del Derecho Comercial Internacional se realiza usualmente en tres etapas: concepción, redacción y aceptación del instrumento; adopción del instrumento internacional en los ordenamientos locales, e interpretación (aplicación del instrumento internacional. El presente artículo se refiere a la tercera, y tal vez más importante de esas etapas, esto es, la de interpretación internacional de los textos de Derecho uniforme o armónico, y particularmente lo que será la interpretación de las Reglas de Rotterdam.

  12. Revisión de instrumentos de evaluación de clima organizacional

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    Diego Raúl Cardona Echeverri

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una caracterización de diferentes instrumentos de evaluación del clima organizacional. Para este fin se realizó un estudio de revisión sistemática de la literatura de publicaciones en los últimos 15 años en donde se encontraron 10 artículos que presentaban instrumentos de evaluación de clima organizacional. De estos artículos se realizó un análisis de las propiedades psicométricas y de las dimensiones evaluadas. Se halló que existe un grupo de 8 dimensiones que se repiten en la mayoría de los instrumentos: toma de decisiones, claridad organizacional, liderazgo, interacción social, motivación institucional, sistema de recompensas e incentivos, apertura organizacional y supervisión.

  13. Instrumento de apoio para a primeira entrevista em psicoterapia cognitivo-comportamental

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    Sheila Giardini Murta

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    Full Text Available A primeira entrevista em psicoterapia é, usualmente, vivenciada com grande ansiedade por estagiários de Psicologia. Visando facilitar essa transição profissional e colaborar para a formação de terapeutas iniciantes, este artigo tem por objetivo apresentar um instrumento para uso por estagiários de Psicoterapia Cognitivo-Comportamental na primeira sessão individual. O instrumento é apresentado na forma de uma lista de checagem, contendo aspectos a serem abordados no decorrer da sessão, além de questões abertas sobre a vivência emocional e autoavaliação do desempenho na sessão. São discutidos achados de pesquisa em psicoterapia que fundamentam o instrumento. Adicionalmente, são sugeridos estudos para avaliação de seu potencial didático na formação de psicoterapeutas.

  14. Instrumentos relacionados ao diabetes mellitus adaptados e validados para a cultura brasileira

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    Raquel Curcio; Maria Helena Melo Lima; Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre

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    Trata-se de um estudo de revisão integrativa, cujo objetivo foi buscar evidências disponíveis na literatura sobre os instrumentos e escalas relacionados ao diabetes mellitus adaptados e validados para a cultura brasileira. Após busca nas bases eletrônicas BDENF, SciELO, LILACS, foram incluídos sete instrumentos que atenderam aos critérios de inclusão: Diabetes Mellitus Knowledge (DKN-A); Diabetes Mellitus Attitude (ATT-19); Diabetes Quality of Life Measure (DQOL-Brasil); Diabetes Quality of L...

  15. Los Atlas de Riesgo municipales en México como instrumentos de ordenamiento territorial

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    Naxhelli Ruiz Rivera; José María Casado Izquierdo; María Teresa Sánchez Salazar

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    Los Atlas de Riesgos municipales constituyen uno de los instrumentos que el gobierno mexicano ha privilegiado en los últimos años, con la finalidad de apoyar el ordenamiento de los asentamientos humanos en México. Este artículo recupera los principales antecedentes conceptuales, metodológicos, institucionales y legales de estos productos cartográficos, y analiza sus alcances y limitaciones reales en cuanto instrumentos de regulación de usos de suelo y gestión de riesgo en el caso mexicano. Pa...

  16. Las Concepciones Curriculares del Profesorado de Ciencias: instrumentos para su representación.

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    Solís Ramírez, Emilio; Porlán Ariza, Rafael; Rivero García, Ana

    2006-01-01

    En esta comunicación se presentan algunos instrumentos de investigación para representar las Concepciones Curriculares del Profesorado de Ciencias. Dichos instrumentos se han construido y experimentado utilizando como técnica el análisis de contenidos de documentos escritos. Tienen como Marco teórico los referentes conceptuales del Proyecto curricular IRES (Investigación y Renovación Escolar). In this communication some investigation instruments are presented to represent the Curricular Co...

  17. Instrumentos para evaluar el currículum formal en carreras pedagógicas

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    María Teresa Castañeda; Fancy Castro Rubilar; Carmen Mena Bastías

    2013-01-01

    Uno de los desafíos centrales para las instituciones formadoras actualmente es acreditar la calidad de la formación ofrecida, para esto es clave lograr la coherencia del diseño curricular. En este marco, la creación de instrumentos para evaluar diseños curriculares se inscribe en la investigación evalua- tiva del currículum de formación de carreras pedagógicas en relación con su fase de formula- ción, a partir de un caso. Tiene como propósito proponer procedimientos e instrumentos para el e...

  18. Sistema automático de calibración de instrumentos de imagen IR

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    Díaz Cantó, Felipe

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    En este proyecto se va a desarrollar una aplicación para automatizar el procedimiento de calibración de instrumentos de imagen IR, que se realiza con bastante frecuencia en el Laboratorio de Sensores, Teledetección e Imagen IR (a partir de ahora LIR). Este procedimiento es largo y repetitivo, a la par que bastante sistemático, y actualmente lo realiza un técnico, paso a paso, desempeñando las tareas de configuración de los instrumentos, adquisición y procesado de las imágenes y cálculo de res...

  19. Contabilidade de instrumentos derivados. Estudo da informação divulgada pelas empresas portuguesas

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    Matos Ribeiro Lemos, Kátia Cristiana

    2012-01-01

    Esta tesis está dedicada al estudio de la divulgación de información sobre instrumentos derivados, y sus factores determinantes, por parte de las empresas portuguesas. Hemos definido, como principales objetivos de investigación: identificar la extensión de la divulgación de información sobre instrumentos derivados presentada por las empresas portuguesas, analizar la evolución del nivel de divulgación e identificar sus factores determinantes. A tal efecto, hemos analizado la ...

  20. COMPROBACIÓN DE VALIDEZ Y CONFIABILIDAD DEL INSTRUMENTO CONSTRUIDO PARA EVALUAR EL VALOR DE MARCA

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    Rosalba Oviedo Marín

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    Full Text Available Se aplicó la técnica estadística multivariante análisis factorial al instrumento de Ramírez F. (2012, que consta de 12 preguntas agrupadas en cuatro temas principales: Lealtad, Calidad, Notoriedad e Imagen. Con la prueba se identificó la validez de las dimensiones: mismas que resultaron confiables al aplicarles el alfa de Cronbach lo que implica que localmente, el instrumento de valor de marca no requiere ser modificado manteniendo la cantidad de ítem y de factores, obteniendo la información de una manera clara y sencilla.

  1. As expectativas dos pais em relação às aulas de instrumento

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    Silva, Luís António Teixeira de Lima e

    2015-01-01

    Esta investigação discute as expectativas dos pais dos alunos do ensino articulado de música em relação às aulas de instrumento dos seus filhos. Tomando por base a aparente importância dada pela literatura à relação pai/professor/aluno, esta pesquisa serve o propósito principal de entender as expectativas dos pais em relação às aulas de instrumento dos seus filhos para que o entendimento desta relação possa ser aprofundado. Foi desenvolvido um questionário com questões relac...

  2. Earthquake forecast enrichment scores

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    Christine Smyth

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP is a global project aimed at testing earthquake forecast models in a fair environment. Various metrics are currently used to evaluate the submitted forecasts. However, the CSEP still lacks easily understandable metrics with which to rank the universal performance of the forecast models. In this research, we modify a well-known and respected metric from another statistical field, bioinformatics, to make it suitable for evaluating earthquake forecasts, such as those submitted to the CSEP initiative. The metric, originally called a gene-set enrichment score, is based on a Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic. Our modified metric assesses if, over a certain time period, the forecast values at locations where earthquakes have occurred are significantly increased compared to the values for all locations where earthquakes did not occur. Permutation testing allows for a significance value to be placed upon the score. Unlike the metrics currently employed by the CSEP, the score places no assumption on the distribution of earthquake occurrence nor requires an arbitrary reference forecast. In this research, we apply the modified metric to simulated data and real forecast data to show it is a powerful and robust technique, capable of ranking competing earthquake forecasts.

  3. Apuntes de José Antonio Valverde sobre instrumentos de prehomínidos

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Apuntes de sobre instrumentos de prehomínidos, que el autor utilizó para elaborar su conferencia "L'Evolution Humaine Apercue Generale", impartida en el Musèe de l'Homme de París, y patrocinada por la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris, el 21 de marzo de 1963.

  4. Rasgos de personalidad asociados con la ejecucion de determinados instrumentos musicales

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    Viviana Noemí Lemos de Ciuffardi

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar la relación existente entre la ejecución de determinados instrumentos musicales y los rasgos recurrentes de personalidad, en una muestra compuesta por 222 músicos profesionales y alumnos avanzados en el estudio de un instrumento musical. Se utilizó el Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R de Costa y McCrae (1992, que permite evaluar diferentes rasgos de personalidad basándose en el modelo teórico de los cinco grandes factores de personalidad. Los resultados indicaron que existe una relación significativa entre las familias de instrumentos musicales (cuerdas, vientos bronce, vientos madera y las distintas facetas de personalidad contempladas por el NEO-PI-R (F de Hotelling = .97; P = .017. Esta relación significativa también se observó en los instrumentos específicamente seleccionados: (a flauta traversa, (b clarinete, (c trompeta, (d piano, (e guitarra, y (f saxofón; (F de Hotelling = 2.07; P = .002 Ylos cinco"grandes factores de personalidad que operacionaliza el NEO-PI-R. También se encontró una asociación significativa entre el sexo de los sujetos y la elección de ejecutar determinados instrumentos musicales. Los resultados por familias de instrumentos musicales dieron X2 (4, N~ 208 = 2.23; P = .000 y los resultados por instrumentos específicos elegidos dieron X2 (5, N=76 = 5.37 ; P = .000. Los factores cuyas relaciones resultaron significativas fueron: 1.- Extraversión: (cantidad e intensidad de las interacciones interpersonales. Dentro de este factor las facetas cuyas relaciones puntuaron estadísticamente significativas fueron: (a Sentimiento Gregario, (b Asertividad, (c Búsqueda de Excitación, y (d Emociones Positivas. Los instrumentistas que obtuvieron puntajes más altos en estas facetas fueron los ejecutantes de vientos bronces y quienes obtuvieron los puntajes más bajos fueron los ejecutantes de cuerdas, especialmente la guitarra y también al piano. 2

  5. Instrumentos para evaluar el currículum formal en carreras pedagógicas

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    María Teresa Castañeda

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los desafíos centrales para las instituciones formadoras actualmente es acreditar la calidad de la formación ofrecida, para esto es clave lograr la coherencia del diseño curricular. En este marco, la creación de instrumentos para evaluar diseños curriculares se inscribe en la investigación evalua- tiva del currículum de formación de carreras pedagógicas en relación con su fase de formula- ción, a partir de un caso. Tiene como propósito proponer procedimientos e instrumentos para el estudio del currículum formal o diseñado, por cuanto, se delinearon un conjunto de instrumentos que permitieron la indagación en torno a los componentes formales del currículum. Con ellos se evaluó la coherencia de los principios pedagógicos, el perfil del egresado de la carrera de pedagogía, declarados y la revisión de la presencia o no de dichos referentes en los programas de las distintas asignaturas pertenecientes al área. Este estudio permitió contar con instrumentos perti- nentes para examinar y analizar los componentes curriculares, dejando en evidencia las discrepan- cias existentes entre estos. Cabe señalar, que la posibilidad de crear estos instrumentos surge de la necesidad de avanzar en la evaluación sistemática del currículum formal; así como, en la búsqueda de mecanismos que den mayor confiabilidad, proporcionando información oportuna y relevante acerca de la coherencia de los diseños curriculares generados con pautas y rutas articuladas con los propósitos declarados.

  6. Determinantes do nível de disclosure de instrumentos financeiros derivativos em firmas brasileiras

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    Patrícia Vasconcelos Rocha Mapurunga

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa teve por objetivo verificar a existência de associação entre a divulgação de informações acerca de instrumentos financeiros derivativos e características econômicas de sociedades brasileiras de Capital Aberto. Para tanto, realizou-se levantamento em demonstrações financeiras padronizadas de 75 companhias listadas nos Níveis Diferenciados de Governança Corporativa da BM&FBovespa. Na primeira etapa, pesquisa documental identificou as informações acerca dos instrumentos financeiros derivativos divulgados pelas empresas, adotando-se métrica desenvolvida a partir dos dispositivos constantes do Pronunciamento Técnico CPC 14 - Instrumentos Financeiros: Reconhecimento, Mensuração e Evidenciação. Em análise preliminar, verificou-se que nenhuma das empresas da amostra apresentou todos os itens de evidenciação requeridos, bem como que apenas 11, dos 30 itens de evidenciação, foram divulgados por mais de 50% das companhias constantes da amostra. Em seguida, procedeu-se à Análise de Correspondência (ANACOR para verificar a associação entre os atributos das firmas e seu nível de evidenciação. No que tange aos resultados obtidos, verificou-se que os atributos 'Tamanho' e 'Lucro' estão, positivamente, associados à divulgação de informações sobre instrumentos financeiros derivativos, não se verificando associação significante entre os atributos 'Endividamento' e 'Rentabilidade', com a divulgação de informações sobre instrumentos financeiros derivativos.

  7. Las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica: alcances y limitaciones

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    Abarca Araya, Steven

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente ensayo surgió de una revisión bibliográfica que permitió conocer los alcances y las limitaciones de utilizar la Internet y las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica. La Internet y las redes sociales han pasado a ocupar un espacio preponderante en la sociedad actual, utilizándose para promover bienes, servicios, entretenimiento y, en algunos casos, como instrumento de mediación pedagógica. Como resultado de la revisión realizada se pudo constatar que la utilización de las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica ha permitido identificar sus bondades como mayor cobertura, asincronía en la mediación, aprendizaje colaborativo, aprendizaje autónomo, entre otros. Sin embargo, en contraste con las bondades que presenta, también tiene sus limitación es como la falta de pericia de docentes y estudiantes en el uso de la tecnología, el acceso, mayor inversión de tiempo en la mediación pedagógica, la renuencia de algunas personas al uso de la tecnología, la dificultad para controlar si es realmente el estudiante quien participa en las actividades pedagógicas, entre otros. Se concluye que todavía es muy apresurado hacer conjeturas acerca del futuro que le espera al uso de las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica, pues algunos de estos alcances y limitaciones irán desapareciendo conforme vayamos adquiriendo mayor experiencia en su utilización, y su presencia sea cotidiana en nuestro sistema educativo, mientras que otros se seguirán manteniendo o, incluso, se pueden incrementar, por lo que debe analizarse su uso a la luz del contexto y la realidad de cada institución educativa.Abstract: This essay emerged from a literature review that yielded information on the scope and limitations of using the Internet and social media as a tool for teaching mediation. The Internet and social networks have come to occupy a prominent space in today´s society, being

  8. Relationship of Apgar Scores and Bayley Mental and Motor Scores

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    Serunian, Sally A.; Broman, Sarah H.

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    Examined the relationship of newborns' 1-minute Apgar scores to their 8-month Bayley mental and motor scores and to 8-month classifications of their development as normal, suspect, or abnormal. Also investigated relationships between Apgar scores and race, longevity, and birth weight. (JMB)

  9. A comparison of manual therapy and active rehabilitation in the treatment of non specific low back pain with particular reference to a patient's Linton & Hallden psychological screening score: a pilot study

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    Stephenson Richard

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical guidelines for the management of back pain frequently recommend 'manual therapy' as a first line intervention, with psychosocial screening and 'active rehabilitation' for those not improving at 6 weeks post onset. The potential for psychosocial factors to predict treatment response and therefore outcome has not been adequately explored. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility of a study to compare manual therapy and active rehabilitation outcomes for subjects with sub-acute/chronic back pain, investigate whether any difference in outcome was related to psychosocial factors, and to inform the design of a main study. Methods A convenience sample of 39 patients with non-specific low back pain referred to the physiotherapy department of an acute NHS Trust hospital was recruited over a nine month period. Patients completed the Linton and Hallden psychological screening questionnaire (LH and were allocated to a low LH (105 or below or high LH (106 or above scoring group. The low or high LH score was used to sequentially allocate patients to one of two treatment groups – Manual Therapy comprising physiotherapy based on manual means as chosen by the treating therapist or Active Rehabilitation comprising a progressive exercise and education programme – with the first low LH scoring patient being allocated to active rehabilitation and the next to manual therapy and so on. Treatment was administered for eight sessions over a four-week period and outcome measures were taken at baseline and at four weeks. Measures used were the Roland Morris Questionnaire (RMQ, two components of the Short Form McGill (total pain rating index [PRI] and pain intensity via visual analogue scale [VAS], and the LH. Results The manual therapy group demonstrated a greater treatment effect compared with active rehabilitation for RMQ (mean difference 3.6, 95% CI 1.1 – 6.2, p = 0.006 and PRI (7.1, 95% CI 2.0 – 12.2, p = 0

  10. Promoting an active form of learning out-of-class via answering online “study questions” leads to higher than expected exam scores in General Biology

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    Susan I. Gibson

    2015-01-01

    A rising need for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has fueled interest in improving teaching within STEM disciplines. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of active learning approaches on student learning outcomes. However, many of these studies have been conducted in experimental, rather than real-life class, settings. In addition, most of these studies have focused on in-class active learning exercises. This study tested the effects of ans...

  11. A Comparison between Two Instruments for Assessing Dependency in Daily Activities: Agreement of the Northwick Park Dependency Score with the Functional Independence Measure

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    Siv Svensson

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    Full Text Available Background. There is a need for tools to assess dependency among persons with severe impairments. Objectives. The aim was to compare the Functional Independence Measure (FIM and the Northwick Park Dependency Score (NPDS, in a sample from in-patient rehabilitation. Material and Methods. Data from 115 persons (20 to 65 years of age with neurological impairments was gathered. Analyses were made of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value. Agreement of the scales was assessed with kappa and concordance with Goodman-Kruskal’s gamma. Scale structures were explored using the Rank-Transformable Pattern of Agreement (RTPA. Content validation was performed. Results. The sensitivity of the NPDS as compared to FIM varied between 0.53 (feeding and 1.0 (mobility and specificity between 0.64 (mobility and 1.0 (bladder. The positive predictive value varied from 0.62 (mobility to 1.0 (bladder, and the negative predictive value varied from 0.48 (bowel to 1.0 (mobility. Agreement between the scales was moderate to good (four items and excellent (three items. Concordance was good, with a gamma of −.856, an asymptotic error (ase of .025, and P<.000. The parallel reliability between the FIM and the NPDS showed a tendency for NPDS to be more sensitive (having more categories when dependency is high. Conclusion. FIM and NPDS complement each other. NPDS can be used as a measure for severely injured patients who are sensitive when there is a high need of nursing time.

  12. Olympic Scoring of English Compositions

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    Follman, John; Panther, Edward

    1974-01-01

    Examines empirically the efficacy of utilizing Olympic diving and gymnastic scoring systems for grading graduate students' English compositions. Results indicated that such scoring rules do not produce ratings different in reliability or in level from conventional letter grades. (ED)

  13. Construcción y validación de un instrumento para medir las competencias ciudadanas en estudiantes universitarios

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    Elizabeth Zambrano Ojeda; Federico Fernández Candama; Antonio Rivera Cisnero; Emperatriz Zapata Zapata

    2014-01-01

    El objeto de esta investigación fue construir y validar un instrumento para medir las competencias ciudadanas en estudiantes universitarios. Se hizo la construcción del instrumento tomando como referencia las Pruebas Saber de Competencias Ciudadanas de los años 2003-2005 y los estándares de Competencias Ciudadanas del Ministerio de Educación Nacional (MEN) de la República de Colombia. Este instrumento se estructuró en cinco componentes distribuidos en conocimientos (ciudadanos) y competencias...

  14. La investigación social como instrumento en las luchas vecinales

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    Beatriz Ramos Jurado

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se plantea la utilización de la investigación social –más concretamente la antropología, sin menospreciar la incursión en otras áreas de las ciencias sociales- para crear instrumentos que se pongan al servicio de la gente afectada por los procesos de transformación de las ciudades y la violencia urbanística que ello supone. Se trataría de ver la antropología más como un medio para, que como un fin en sí misma. Algunos ejemplos de la conversión de la investigación social en práctica activa son: el estudio “Aprendiendo a decir NO. La Fuerza Social como reacción a los procesos de gentrificación en Granada”, que analiza la formación de una fuerza social (grupos de resistencia vecinales que lucha contra los procesos de gentrificación; los análisis de prensa de los diferentes conflictos; la edición de memorias analíticas de las actividades realizadas; y las catalogaciones etnológicas como estrategia de protección del patrimonio intangible._____________________ABSTRACT:This paper shows how social investigation –specially Anthropology without denying the incursion in other areas in Social Science- to create instruments in order to be used for people affected by processes in which cities get transformed and the urbanity violence that it suppose. It means to consider Anthropology as a medium instead of a goal by itself. Some examples of this conversion of social investigation in a active practice are: the study “Learning to say NO. The Social Force as a reaction to gentrification processes in Granada”, that analyses the creation of a social force (neighbour’s resistant groups that fights against gentrification processes; press analyses of different conflicts; edition of analytical memories from the activities that have been done; and ethnological classification as a strategy for protection of intangible patrimony.

  15. Using Momentary Time Sampling to Estimate Minutes of Physical Activity in Physical Education: Validation of Scores for the System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time

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    Heath, Edward M.; Coleman, Karen J.; Lensegrav, Tera L.; Fallon, Jennifer A.

    2006-01-01

    The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) is a direct observation system specifically developed for use during physical education (PE; McKenzie, 1991; McKenzie, Sallis, & Nader, 1991). The purpose of this study was to validate the estimates of time spent in various physical activity intensities obtained with the paper and pencil…

  16. Orange Juice--From the Tree to the Glass! Second Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.

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    Ricchiuti, Linda M.

    The goal of this lesson plan is for second-grade students to understand the steps in how food is made and delivered to the grocery store. Students create a play where each person plays a part in the production and distribution of food. The lesson suggests that the class perform the play on parents' night. It provides five activities for students…

  17. Credit Scoring Modeling

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    Siana Halim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available It is generally easier to predict defaults accurately if a large data set (including defaults is available for estimating the prediction model. This puts not only small banks, which tend to have smaller data sets, at disadvantage. It can also pose a problem for large banks that began to collect their own historical data only recently, or banks that recently introduced a new rating system. We used a Bayesian methodology that enables banks with small data sets to improve their default probability. Another advantage of the Bayesian method is that it provides a natural way for dealing with structural differences between a bank’s internal data and additional, external data. In practice, the true scoring function may differ across the data sets, the small internal data set may contain information that is missing in the larger external data set, or the variables in the two data sets are not exactly the same but related. Bayesian method can handle such kind of problem.

  18. Instrumentos relacionados con la actividad textil de época tardoantigua y altomedieval en Cantabria

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    Gutiérrez Cuenca, E.

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    Full Text Available Los instrumentos relacionados con la actividad textil son relativamente abundantes en el repertorio de cultura material de época tardoantigua y altomedieval en Cantabria. Muchos de estos objetos han pasado desapercibidos o no han sido correctamente identificados en trabajos previos. Recogemos en este estudio un inventario detallado de los diferentes instrumentos, relacionados con el hilado (fusayolas, ganchos de huso, ruecas de mano y con el tejido (punzones, pesas de telar, con numerosos paralelos en diferentes zonas de Europa. La mayor parte de los hallazgos procede de cuevas, algunas con depósitos sepulcrales, y se pueden datar en líneas generales entre los siglos VI y X.

  19. Instrumento para evaluar la adherencia a tratamientos en pacientes con factores de riesgo cardiovascular

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio es de tipo descriptivo metodológico con abordaje cuantitativo; tuvo como objetivo determinar la validez de constructo y confiabilidad del instrumento “Factores que influyen en la adherencia al tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico en pacientes con factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular”. Para obtener la información se aplicó el instrumento, diseñado por Bonilla y De Reales en al año 2006, conformado por 53 ítems y cuatro dimensiones, la cual cuenta con validez facial, de contenido y confiabilidad a 485 pacientes que cumplían los criterios de inclusión. Al instrumento se le realizó la validez de constructo por medio del análisis factorial de tipo exploratorio para determinar la correlación entre las variables y las cuatro dimensiones, por el método de extracción de componentes principales y rotación varimax con Kaiser. La consistencia interna del instrumento se realizó con los resultados que arrojó el análisis factorial (24 ítems y 4 dimensiones, a través del coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. Los resultados del estudio mostraron que la validez de constructo realizada al instrumento permitió reducir el número de ítems de 53 a 24 a través del análisis factorial, sin afectar las 4 dimensiones del instrumento; el índice de consistencia interna por medio del método del alfa de Cronbach fue de 0,60, lo cual se considera adecuado. Con la exclusión de los 29 ítems se generó una nueva versión del instrumento, que agrupa los 24 ítems en cuatro factores que explican el 45% de la varianza, lo que demostró que las variables se correlacionaban con lo que se pretendía medir, permitiendo sustentar teóricamente el constructo, haciéndolo más práctico en su aplicabilidad para los profesionales de enfermería en diferentes escenarios de cuidado. Esto demuestra que el instrumento es válido y confiable, y se puede aplicar en futuros estudios acerca de la adherencia, a fin de obtener una mejor

  20. Revisión de instrumentos de evaluación de clima organizacional

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    Este artículo presenta una caracterización de diferentes instrumentos de evaluación del clima organizacional. Para este fin se realizó un estudio de revisión sistemática de la literatura de publicaciones en los últimos 15 años en donde se encontraron 10 artículos que presentaban instrumentos de evaluación de clima organizacional. De estos artículos se realizó un análisis de las propiedades psicométricas y de las dimensiones evaluadas. Se halló que existe un grupo de 8 dimensiones que se repit...

  1. Metodologías de valorización de instrumentos de deuda: bonos

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    Aldo Quintana Meza

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta las cuatro metodologías de valorización de instrumentos de deuda o bonos. Se pone énfasis en el uso de la curva cupón cero para determinar el valor de un bono, resaltando sus ventajas comparando con otras metodologías, así como los casos cuando no se dispone de información de precios o tasas de mercado.

  2. Consciência metatextual: evidências de validade para instrumento de medida Consciencia metatextual: evidencias de validez para instrumento de medida Metatextual awareness: evidence of validity for measuring instrument

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    Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos Santos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo estabelecido nesta pesquisa descritivo-correlacional foi a averiguação da consciência metatextual por meio de um questionário especialmente elaborado para este fim, analisando sua validade pela relação com medidas de compreensão de leitura e o critério de diferenciação do nível escolar. Participaram 315 alunos do 3º ao 5º ano do ensino fundamental, de escolas públicas, cujas idades variaram de 8 a 13 anos, sendo 169 meninos. Os escores obtidos com a medida de avaliação da consciência metatextual (QACM foram convergentes com a pontuação em compreensão de leitura e o instrumento mostrou-se sensível para captar o progresso das crianças em identificar os gêneros textuais com o avanço da escolaridade. Dessa forma, o estudo forneceu evidências de validade tanto no que se refere à convergência de construtos, identificada com base nas medidas relacionadas, como de critério, distinguindo os alunos pelo seu nível de escolaridade.El objetivo establecido en esta investigación descriptivo-correlacional fue averiguar la consciencia metatextual a través de un cuestionario especialmente diseñado para este fin, analizando su validez por la relación con medidas de comprensión de lectura y el criterio de diferenciación por nivel escolar. Participaron 315 alumnos del 3º al 5º año de la enseñanza básica, de escuelas públicas, cuyas edades variaron de 8 a 13 años, siendo 169 niños. Los puntajes obtenidos con la medida de evaluación de la consciencia metatextual (QACM fueron convergentes con los de la comprensión de lectura y el instrumento se mostró sensible para captar el desarrollo de los niños en identificar los géneros textuales con el avance de la escolaridad. De esa forma, el estudio forneció evidencias de validez por la convergencia de constructos, identificada con base en las medidas relacionadas, como de criterio, distinguiendo los alumnos por su nivel de escolaridad.The stated goal of this

  3. crítico: proposta de instrumento de coleta de dados

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    Daniela Borges Bittar

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La recolección de datos fundamenta la sistematización de la asistencia de enfermería, metodología esta que permite al enfermero aplicar los conocimientos técnico-científicos que fundamentan la profesión. Este estudio tuvo con objetivo elaborar un instrumento de recolección de datos, teniendo en mente el registro de manera eficiente y la validación en su forma aparente/y de contenido. Investigamos las señales y los síntomas frecuentemente encontrados en clientes de una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivo- Adulto y los clasificamos en Necesidades Humanas Básicas. Posteriormente, el instrumento fue sometido a validaciones aparente/y de contenido. Con relación a la estructura del instrumento, se detectó la necesidad de reducirlo, siendo este más práctico. Con respecto al contenido, los jueces concordaron que éste sería suficiente para el establecimiento de los diagnósticos de enfermería, favoreciendo el desarrollo de la sistematización de la asistencia al cliente crítico en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos.

  4. Validación de un instrumento para medir competencias conductuales en personas VIH positivas

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    Piña-López Julio Alfonso

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudiar la confiabilidad y validez de un instrumento que mide competencias conductuales en personas que viven con VIH/sida. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, efectuado en los meses de noviembre y diciembre de 2002 en la ciudad de Hermosillo, estado de Sonora, México. En él se manejó un instrumento que consta de 24 reactivos y fue aplicado a una muestra de 60 personas VIH positivas que reciben atención en dos instituciones del sector salud, México. Se emplearon los siguientes procedimientos estadísticos: para la discriminación de los reactivos se utilizó la prueba t; para la validez de constructo se efectuó un análisis de su estructura factorial, mientras que para la confiabilidad se recurrió al estadístico alfa de Cronbach. RESULTADOS: Excepto dos reactivos, el resto discriminó correctamente; el análisis factorial arrojó tres factores, que en su conjunto explican 47.99% de la varianza, y un índice conformado por dos reactivos; finalmente, la encuesta en su conjunto alcanzó un alfa de Cronbach de 0.856. CONCLUSIONES: Este instrumento tiene las ventajas de ser claro, con una buena discriminación de los reactivos y de poseer validez de constructo.

  5. Análise de instrumentos para triagem do desenvolvimento infantil

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    Ana Regina Lucato Sigolo

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available A literatura mostra a importância da identificação precoce de sinais de atraso no desenvolvimento infantil e a dificuldade na escolha de instrumentos de avaliação. Os objetivos foram comparar o Denver II e a EDC com uma escala de referência (EEDP quanto à identificação de crianças com atraso de desenvolvimento, verificar diferença nos resultados considerando gênero dos participantes e averiguar a convergência dos resultados das escalas. Participaram 24 bebês de cinco a onze meses, de ambos os sexos, frequentadores de creches municipais. Os instrumentos foram aplicados individualmente e em sequência pré-definida. A análise estatística revelou que a escala EDC e o Denver II não podem ser considerados semelhantes à escala EEDP. Quanto ao gênero, não houve diferença significativa. Não houve convergência de itens falhos segundo as áreas. Assim, é importante ter cautela na escolha de instrumentos para triagem e obter informações de diferentes fontes sobre o desenvolvimento da criança.

  6. OPINIÃO DE ENFERMEIROS SOBRE INSTRUMENTO DE ATENDIMENTO SISTEMATIZADO A PACIENTE EM EMERGÊNCIA

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    Candice Abdon Miranda

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio exploratorio cuyo objetivo fue identificar la opinión de enfermeros acerca de instrumento de atención basado en la Sistematización de la Atención de Enfermería, para uso en emergencia. El estudio se realizó en hospital de Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, de junio a agosto de 2009, con muestra accidental de 30 enfermeros de la emergencia. Los datos fueron recogidos por medio de cuestionario y analizados bajo la estadística descriptiva. La mayoría de los enfermeros tiene opinión favorable acerca de la contribución del instrumento para: el trabajo en la emergencia (96,6%; la calidad de la atención de enfermería (86,6%; el planeamiento de las acciones (97,0%; la autonomía del enfermero (86,9%; y la comunicación e integración del equipo multiprofesional (83,6%. Además, los enfermeros opinaron que el uso de la ficha es viable (80,0%. Las sugerencias para mejorar el instrumento fueron de naturaleza organizacional y de adicción a su contenido.

  7. Desenvolvimento e avaliação de instrumentos de triagem nutricional

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    Rita de Cássia Aquino

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Esse estudo tem por objetivo descrever o desenvolvimento e a avaliação de instrumentos de triagem nutricional para identificação de risco de desnutrição em pacientes hospitalizados. A partir da identificação de variáveis preditivas, o paciente deve ser encaminhado à equipe multidisciplinar de terapia nutricional para intervenção. Foram estudados 300 pacientes de um hospital de São Paulo-SP, aplicada uma avaliação nutricional com levantamento de variáveis de risco e conduzida uma regressão logística múltipla para a seleção dos fatores preditivos. As variáveis associadas à desnutrição foram: perda de peso involuntária, ossatura aparente, redução de apetite, diarreia, ingestão energética inadequada e gênero masculino. Um instrumento de triagem nutricional foi desenvolvido e apresentou adequada concordância com instrumentos validados.

  8. EVALUACIÓN NEUROPSICOLÓGICA EN POBLACIÓN ADULTA; INSTRUMENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN

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    Esperanza Bausela Herreras

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo nos centraremos en la evaluación neuropsicológica como proceso consistente en la utilización de diversas técnicas clínicas, psicométricas o neurológicas para conocer las peculiaridades del procesamiento en población normal y en personas que presentan algún trastorno, lesión o disfunción en el sistema nervioso. Analizaremos inicialmente qué se entiende por evaluación neuropsicológica, los ámbitos que toda evaluación neuropsicológica debe abarcar y que nos va a permitir obtener un perfil neuropsicológico comprehensivo. En coherencia con los ámbitos de exploración, analizamos los instrumentos que deben ser utilizados. Estos instrumentos pueden ser divididos en dos clases: instrumentos que, no habiéndose creado con una finalidad neuropsicológica, son utilizados en este campo con la intención de conocer el sustrato neurológico subyacente, y baterías de evaluación neuropsicológica propiamente dichas, tomando como referencia de ellas, la batería Luria-DNA.

  9. A high-resolution computed tomography-based scoring system to differentiate the most infectious active pulmonary tuberculosis from community-acquired pneumonia in elderly and non-elderly patients

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    The objective of this study was to use high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging to predict the presence of smear-positive active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in elderly (at least 65 years of age) and non-elderly patients (18-65 years of age). Patients with active pulmonary infections seen from November 2010 through December 2011 received HRCT chest imaging, sputum smears for acid-fast bacilli and sputum cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Smear-positive PTB was defined as at least one positive sputum smear and a positive culture for M. tuberculosis. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the HRCT predictors of smear-positive active PTB, and a prediction score was developed on the basis of receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Of 1,255 patients included, 139 were diagnosed with smear-positive active PTB. According to ROC curve analysis, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, false positive rates and false negative rates were 98.6 %, 95.8 %, 78.5 %, 99.8 %, 4.2 % and 1.4 %, respectively, for diagnosing smear-positive active PTB in elderly patients, and 100.0 %, 96.9 %, 76.5 %, 100.0 %, 3.1 % and 0.0 %, respectively, for non-elderly patients. HRCT can assist in the early diagnosis of the most infectious active PTB, thereby preventing transmission and minimizing unnecessary immediate respiratory isolation. (orig.)

  10. A high-resolution computed tomography-based scoring system to differentiate the most infectious active pulmonary tuberculosis from community-acquired pneumonia in elderly and non-elderly patients

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    Yeh, Jun-Jun [Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Section of Thoracic Imaging, Department of Chest Medicine and Family Medicine, Chiayi City (China); Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan (China); Meiho University, Pingtung (China); Pingtung Christian Hospital, Pingtung (China); Chen, Solomon Chih-Cheng; Chen, Cheng-Ren [Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Department of Medical Research, Chiayi City (China); Yeh, Ting-Chun; Lin, Hsin-Kai; Hong, Jia-Bin; Wu, Bing-Tsang [Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Chiayi City (China); Wu, Ming-Ting [Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Section of Thoracic and Circulation Imaging, Kaohsiung (China); School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Faculty of Medicine, Taipei (China)

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    The objective of this study was to use high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging to predict the presence of smear-positive active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in elderly (at least 65 years of age) and non-elderly patients (18-65 years of age). Patients with active pulmonary infections seen from November 2010 through December 2011 received HRCT chest imaging, sputum smears for acid-fast bacilli and sputum cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Smear-positive PTB was defined as at least one positive sputum smear and a positive culture for M. tuberculosis. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the HRCT predictors of smear-positive active PTB, and a prediction score was developed on the basis of receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Of 1,255 patients included, 139 were diagnosed with smear-positive active PTB. According to ROC curve analysis, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, false positive rates and false negative rates were 98.6 %, 95.8 %, 78.5 %, 99.8 %, 4.2 % and 1.4 %, respectively, for diagnosing smear-positive active PTB in elderly patients, and 100.0 %, 96.9 %, 76.5 %, 100.0 %, 3.1 % and 0.0 %, respectively, for non-elderly patients. HRCT can assist in the early diagnosis of the most infectious active PTB, thereby preventing transmission and minimizing unnecessary immediate respiratory isolation. (orig.)

  11. Adaptação cultural de instrumento para avaliação da capacidade física em cardiopatas Adaptación cultural de instrumento para evaluación de la capacidad física en cardiópatas Cultural adaptation of an instrument to assess physical fitness in cardiac patients

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    Gabriela de Barros Leite Domingues

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Validar o conteúdo e avaliar a confiabilidade do instrumento Veterans Specific Activity Questionnaire, adaptado culturalmente para uso na população brasileira de cardiopatas. MÉTODOS: O instrumento foi traduzido, retrotraduzido e analisado por comitê de juízes para avaliação das equivalências semântico-idiomática e cultural. As atividades físicas indicadas no instrumento incomuns ao cotidiano da população-alvo foram substituídas. Outro comitê de especialistas analisou a equivalência metabólica das atividades substituídas. A proporção de concordância de avaliação dos juízes foi quantificada pelo Índice de Validade de Conteúdo. O pré-teste foi realizado em duas etapas (n1 e n2 = 15. A confiabilidade foi avaliada por meio do teste re-teste (intervalo de 7-15 dias, n = 50. RESULTADOS: Na avaliação das equivalências semântico-idiomática e cultural, os itens com Índice de Validade de Conteúdo OBJETIVO: Validar el contenido y la confiabilidad del instrumento Veterans Specific Activity Questionnaire, adaptado culturalmente para uso en la población brasileña de cardiópatas. MÉTODOS: El instrumento fue traducido y retro traducido y analizado por comité de árbitros para evaluación de las equivalencias semántico-idiomática y cultural. Las actividades físicas indicadas en el instrumento, no comunes a lo cotidiano de la población de interés fueron sustituidas. Otro comité de especialistas analizó la equivalencia metabólica de las actividades sustituidas. La proporción de concordancia de evaluación de los árbitros fue cuantificada por el Índice de Validez de Contenido. La pre-test fue realizada en dos etapas (n1 y n2=15. La confiabilidad fue evaluada por medio de la prueba re-test (intervalo de 7-15 días, n=50. RESULTADOS: En la evaluación de las equivalencias semántico-idiomática y cultural, los itens con Índice de Validez de Contenido OBJECTIVE: To validate the content and to evaluate the

  12. Objective assessment of topical anti-inflammatory drug activity on experimentally induced nickel contact dermatitis: comparison between visual scoring, colorimetry, laser Doppler velocimetry and transepidermal water loss.

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    Queille-Roussel, C; Duteil, L; Padilla, J M; Poncet, M; Czernielewski, J

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    Four topical anti-inflammatory drugs were investigated for their effect on allergic contact dermatitis. Nickel dermatitis was chosen for its high incidence in European healthy volunteers. Experimental lesions were treated twice daily with two steroids, two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a blank base for 4.5 days without occlusion. The influence of treatments was assessed by daily visual grading and one site was left untreated for comparison over the same period. To quantify drug activities objectively, skin colour (colorimetry), skin blood flow (laser Doppler velocimetry) and transepidermal water loss (evaporimetry) were measured before drugs were first applied, then 6 hr after the last application. As expected, only Dermoval cream significantly improved the spontaneous clinical evolution in comparison with the other creams (Hydrocortisone Aster à 1%. Parfenac, indomethacin 2.5% and Skinbase) and the untreated site. Colorimetric parameter a* (redness) and L* (luminance) showed more differences between treatments than the other criteria and a close relationship was obtained between these two parameters and skin blood flow, all three being highly correlated to visual grading. Transepidermal water loss appeared less related to clinical improvement but this parameter could prove helpful for detecting compounds which could be irritant to diseased skin.

  13. Instrumentos para avaliação do tabagismo: uma revisão sistemática Instruments used to evaluate smoking habits: a systematic review

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    Juliana Dias Pereira dos Santos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O tabagismo é um dos principais responsáveis pela carga de doenças no mundo, causando uma a cada oito mortes. Conhecer os instrumentos que caracterizam o uso do tabaco é o primeiro passo para desenvolver pesquisas qualificadas e comparativas para enfrentar esse desafio. O objetivo foi identificar instrumentos e comparar domínios temáticos utilizados em pesquisas populacionais para avaliação do tabagismo nos últimos 5 anos. Foi realizada revisão sistemática em publicações de setembro de 2002 a setembro de 2007. Os termos utilizados foram: (Smok* or tobacco AND (Questionnaire or scale or score or instrument or assessment or form AND (*cultural* or translat* or valid* or reproduc* or psychomet*. Foram selecionados 186 artigos do total de 2236. Em apenas 91 havia citação dos instrumentos utilizados. Os principais temas foram perfil e prevalência (38%, dependência (24% e motivação (10,8%. Questionários definidos foram empregados em 96% dos estudos de dependência. Já nas pesquisas de perfil e prevalência 79% utilizaram questionários próprios. A transparência e a padronização dos instrumentos e a preferência pelo uso de questionários validados são quesitos essenciais para a qualidade e reprodutibilidade das pesquisas sobre o tabagismo.Smoking is one of the most important causes of illness in the world, responsible for one out of every eight deaths. To know the instruments that characterize the use of tobacco is the first step to develop reliable and comparable research to tackle this challenge. The objective was to identify and compare instruments and domains used in population-based studies over the past five years aiming to determine smoking patterns. A systematic review was conducted on articles published from September 2002 to September 2007. The terms used were: (*Smok or tobacco AND (Questionnaire or scale or score or instrument or assessment or form AND (*cultural* or translat* or valid* or reproduc* or psychomet

  14. Regulação emocional: a construção de um instrumento e resultados iniciais Regulación emocional: construcción de un instrumento y resultados preliminares Emotional regulation: the construction of an instrument and preliminary results

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    Miriam Cruvinel

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    mantener la alegría. Se sugiere que estudios futuros sean conducidos con base en el instrumento desarrollado, teniendo en cuenta contribuir para su refinamiento.This study is aimed at both describing the steps of construction of a qualitative instrument to investigate the emotional regulation strategies of Brazilian students, and reporting preliminary results. The sample was composed of 54 third and fourth grade basic education students of a public school in Campinas. The instrument consists of a 24 interview questions grouped into four emotions: sadness, anger, fear and happiness. It also includes eight boards with pictures of children expressing each of the emotions investigated. Students' answers to interview questions were studied through content analysis. A system of categories was developed for each question and the reliability of the coding procedures was evaluated by two independent raters. The percentage of agreement between them was acceptable. The results showed that engagement in pleasant activities was the most frequent strategy to deal with sadness, anger, fear and to keep happiness. Future studies employing this instrument should be carried out to better refine it.

  15. Confidence scores for prediction models

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    Gerds, Thomas Alexander; van de Wiel, MA

    2011-01-01

    modelling strategy is applied to different training sets. For each modelling strategy we estimate a confidence score based on the same repeated bootstraps. A new decomposition of the expected Brier score is obtained, as well as the estimates of population average confidence scores. The latter can be used...... to distinguish rival prediction models with similar prediction performances. Furthermore, on the subject level a confidence score may provide useful supplementary information for new patients who want to base a medical decision on predicted risk. The ideas are illustrated and discussed using data from cancer...

  16. The Machine Scoring of Writing

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    McCurry, Doug

    2010-01-01

    This article provides an introduction to the kind of computer software that is used to score student writing in some high stakes testing programs, and that is being promoted as a teaching and learning tool to schools. It sketches the state of play with machines for the scoring of writing, and describes how these machines work and what they do.…

  17. ASPECTOS DE APLICABILIDADE DOS INSTRUMENTOS JURÍDICOS DE CONTROLE DA POLUIÇÃO POR AGROTÓXICOS

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    Alexandre Rossi

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    Full Text Available Juridical instruments of pollution control are important components of the public politics related to natural resources and public health. In certain conditions, those instruments can be used to assure the public politics mentioned. The Brazilian juridical system hsa those instruments available to confront the possibility or the occurrence of the pollution for pesticides. Initial analysis of basic notions and terminology involved justify themselves because of the importance of the research activity and its evaluation. Those are used so much in documents, as in another bibliographical source, that it can be understood in many ways. It includes relationship of dates, facts and geopolitics situation concerning about the theme, and it comments, besides the implication with the social reaction to that pollution type. The new interpretations of the parameters of application has to be proposed and defended by the juridical responsability and the pesticide's registration concerning right. Basic references taken to sustainable development approach and the precautionary approach, both inserted in the Brazilian positive juridical system as it bases. It is still recognized in the Brazilian context the lack of control instruments for pesticides pollution that they did not include in the repressive group or control bureaucratic through the licensing. It was verified that the financial mechanismsmotivated the pesticides' employment, as well as rural credit. = Importantes componentes das políticas públicas relacionadas aos recursos naturais e à saúde pública, os instrumentos jurídicos de controle de poluição, em determinadas condições, podem ser utilizados para assegurar a efetivação dessas políticas. Trata-se dos instrumentos disponíveis no ordenamento jurídico brasileiro paraenfrentar a possibilidade ou a ocorrência da poluição por agrotóxicos. A análise de conceitos básicos e da terminologia envolvida justifica-se por sua import

  18. Caracterização da microfauna em estação de tratamento de esgotos do tipo lodos ativados: um instrumento de avaliação e controle do processo Microfauna characterization in activated sludge wastewater treatment plant: an instrument of assessment and control of process

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    Alessandra Pellizzaro Bento

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A microfauna presente em uma ETE por lodos ativados foi caracterizada, correlacionada com parâmetros físico-químicos e utilizada em modelos existentes de avaliação de sistemas. Durante 351 dias o lodo ativado manteve-se estável com flocos compactos, pequenos e com poucos filamentos. Os protozoários predominantes no lodo foram as tecamebas e os ciliados predadores de flocos, indicando estabilidade do sistema. Os métodos propostos em literatura, baseados no IBL, na densidade total da microfauna e na relação entre ciliados predadores de flocos e ciliados fixos, mostraram-se eficientes para o diagnóstico das condições depurativas do sistema. A análise qualitativa do lodo, englobando o tamanho, quantidade de filamentos, compactação e a identificação das espécies dominantes, foi suficiente para uma caracterização imediata das condições depurativas do sistema de tratamento.Microfauna found in an activated sludge WTP was characterized, correlated to the physical-chemical parameters and used in existing assessment models. During 351 days, the activated sludge remained stable with compacted and small poorly filamentous flocs. It was composed mainly by testate amoebas and crawling ciliates that indicated the stability of the system. The application of the existent system evaluation models to microfauna (SBI, crawling ciliate/attached ciliate relation and total density was found to be efficient for the assessment of the system depurative conditions. The sludge qualitative analysis, which included the flocs size, amount of filaments, compacting and the identification of the dominant microfauna species, was enough to an immediate diagnosis of the treatment system depurative conditions.

  19. Construção de instrumentos de avaliação da dislexia

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    Carvalhais, Lénia Sofia de Almeida

    2010-01-01

    Com este trabalho, pretendemos descrever a construção da Bateria de Avaliação da Dislexia de Desenvolvimento (BADD), caracterizá-la metricamente, apresentar e discutir os resultados. Este instrumento de avaliação da dislexia foi aplicado a 555 crianças portuguesas, com idades compreendidas entre os 7 e os 12 anos de idade. Analisamos os processos cognitivos implicados na aprendizagem da leitura e escrita e aqueles que se encontram afectados em crianças com dislexia de desenvolvimento...

  20. Turismo no espaço rural: instrumentos financeiros previstos e formação

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    Águas, P.M.P.; Quinta-Nova, L.C.; Silva, I.C.; Gavinhos, C.

    2015-01-01

    O turismo no espaço rural é entendido como um produto completo e diversificado que integra as componentes de alojamento, restauração, animação e lazer, baseado no acolhimento hospitaleiro e personalizado e nas tradições mais genuínas da gastronomia, do artesanato, da cultura popular, da arquitetura, do folclore, e da história. São apresentados os principais instrumentos, designadamente o PDR 2020, bem como a oferta formativa da ESA-IPCB nesta área.

  1. Instrumentos para el desarrollo de dueños de pequeñas tierras forestales

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    José Rente Nascimento; José Luis B. Mota Villanueva

    2004-01-01

    Una de las formas de enfrentar los problemas derivados de la fragmentación de las tierras de vocación forestal (TVF) es la adopción de estrategias de intervención que lleven a la integración de las pequeñas propiedades en unidades productivas mayores o que permitan la utilización de tecnologías propias para propiedades mayores. Este es uno de los resultados del estudio "Instrumentos para el desarrollo de pequeñas tierras de vocación forestal". Dicha investigación utilizó una metodología de re...

  2. O que são bons instrumentos de recolha de dados

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    Candeias, A. A.

    2014-01-01

    Vamos desenvolver a nossa resposta a esta questão, partindo do conceito de instrumento, enquanto operacionalização de um construto, de modo a poder representá-lo e medi-lo. Mas o que significa medir em ciências humanas? Quais os parâmetros de qualidade de uma boa medida? Estará a medida sujeita a erros? Como lidar com os erros? O uso da medida quando estudamos o comportamento humano deve obedecer a alguns pressupostos que importa especificar. Começaremos por abordar o problema da represent...

  3. PARÂMETROS PSICOMÉTRICOS DE INSTRUMENTOS DE INTERESSE PROFISSIONAL

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    Fernanda Ottati

    2013-01-01

    Testes psicológicos são uma das mais típicas técnicas de avaliação, que se caracterizam como medida objetiva e padronizada de uma amostra de comportamento. Vários autores enfatizam a importância de um melhor preparo dos profissionais que utilizam testes psicológicos; outros afirmam que é necessário que os instrumentos apresentem qualidades psicométricas, pois só assim seus resultados serão confiáveis. Essa melhor qualidade diz respeito aos testes serem embasados teoricamente e passarem por es...

  4. Instrumento mensurador de adesao para hipertensos: contribuicao da Teoria da Resposta ao Item

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    Malvina Thais Pacheco Rodrigues

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar instrumento de medição da adesão ao tratamento da hipertensão por meio da "Teoria da Resposta ao Item". MÉTODOS: Estudo analítico com 406 hipertensos com complicações associadas, atendidos na atenção básica em Fortaleza, CE, 2011, pela "Teoria da Resposta ao Item". As etapas de execução foram: teste de dimensionalidade, calibração dos itens; tratamento dos dados e construção da escala, analisadas com base no modelo de resposta gradual. Estudo da dimensionalidade do instrumento foi feito pela análise da matriz de correlação policórica e análise fatorial de informação completa. Utilizou-se o software Multilog para calibração dos itens e estimação dos escores. RESULTADOS: Os itens referentes ao tratamento medicamentoso foram os mais diretamente relacionados à adesão, enquanto aqueles referentes ao tratamento não medicamentoso precisam ser reformulados, pois possuíram menor quantidade de informação psicométrica e baixa discriminação. A independência dos itens, o reduzido número de níveis da escala e as baixas variâncias explicadas no ajuste dos modelos mostraram as principais fragilidades do instrumento analisado. A "Teoria da Resposta ao Item" mostrou-se relevante para análise, pois avaliou o respondente quanto à adesão ao tratamento da hipertensão, ao nível de dificuldade dos itens e à sua capacidade de discriminação entre indivíduos com diferentes níveis de adesão, o que gerou maior quantidade de informação. CONCLUSÕES: O instrumento analisado é limitado para medir a adesão ao tratamento da hipertensão, mediante análise pela "Teoria da Resposta ao Item", e necessita de ajustes. A adequada formulação dos itens é importante para medir precisamente o traço latente desejado.

  5. Bioindicadores ambientais: insetos como um instrumento desta avaliação

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    Marco Antonio de Oliveira; Cliver Fernandes Farder Gomes; Evaldo Martins Pires; Cidália Gabriela Santos Marinho; Terezinha Maria Castro Della Lucia

    2014-01-01

    Atividades agrícolas, florestais e do setor imobiliário vêm, ao longo do tempo, modificando ambientes ecologicamente estruturados. As consequências são drásticas e, por isso, faz-se necessária a busca por ferramentas e instrumentos para diagnosticar e monitorar a diversidade biológica desses locais. Os insetos têm-se destacado como potenciais organismos bioindicadores e isso se deve ao fato de apresentarem grande capacidade perceptiva, no que se refere a alterações do meio ambiente, principal...

  6. Mapa conceitual: seu potencial como instrumento avaliativo Conceptual map: its potential as an assessment instrument

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    Nadia Aparecida de Souza

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os instrumentos avaliativos são numerosos; dentre eles, o mapa conceitual é uma das alternativas. Entretanto, cumpre questionar: quais as vantagens e as limitações do mapa conceitual como instrumento avaliativo? Assim, o presente trabalho objetivou delinear e analisar as vantagens e as limitações inerentes ao uso do mapa conceitual como instrumento avaliativo. A pesquisa privilegiou a abordagem qualitativa, na forma do estudo de caso. Desenvolvido durante o primeiro semestre de 2006 com 32 alunas do 3º ano de um curso de Pedagogia de uma universidade pública paranaense, o estudo utilizou questionário, entrevista e observação para a coleta de dados. A análise de conteúdo clássica facultou determinar as aprendizagens decorrentes da vivência, bem como a incidência de diferentes aspectos enunciados como facilitadores ou limitadores na utilização do mapa conceitual como instrumento avaliativo. Estes foram analisados não como antagônicos, mas como facetas de um mesmo fenômeno e, por isso, complementares e interdependentes.There is a great variety of instruments to assess learning. Conceptual maps are questioned in this text, as one of these possibilities. The objectives of this study are to identify and analyze the advantages and limitations inherent to the use of conceptual maps as assessment instruments. In the study, especially the qualitative approach is used in a case study. It was carried out during the first semester of 2006, involving 32 3rd-year students of a pedagogy course at a public university in the state of Paraná. The research was based on a questionnaire, an interview and observation for data collection. The analysis of the material allowed us to determine the actual learning emerging from the experience, as well as the incidence of different aspects which might have facilitated or hindered the use of conceptual maps as assessment instruments. These aspects were analyzed, not as opposites, but as complementary

  7. El proyecto de arquitectura : El rigor científico como instrumento poético

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    Pina Lupiáñez, Rafael

    2004-01-01

    EL PROYECTO DE ARQUITECTURA. El rigor científico como instrumento poético Resumen. El punto de atención principal del presente trabajo, se fija, como indica el propio título, en el proyecto arquitectónico. Entre las diferentes acepciones que adquiere el término proyecto, interesa especialmente aquella que se refiere al proceso mediante el cual la arquitectura se piensa y se genera. Saenz de Oíza, citando a Unamuno, considera el proyecto como problema, es decir, como a...

  8. Las licencias negociables: un instrumento para la conservación de los recursos ambientales

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    Viladrich i Grau, Montserrat

    1997-01-01

    En este artículo se argumenta que los sistemas de licencias negociables pueden ser utilizados como instrumentos de regulación medioambiental permitiendo que los beneficios externos generados por la creación de nuevos espacios naturales sean internalizados por las comunidades cercanas a los mismos. La creación de un parque natural conlleva no sólo unas externalidades positivas, de las que se benefician amplios sectores de la sociedad, sino además unos costes de oportunidad que generalmente rec...

  9. La ordenanza de la edificación como instrumento de diseño urbano

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    Cámara, Andréa; Trindade, Isabella; Teynaldo, Amelia; Nobrega, M. Lourdes

    2014-01-01

    La investigación tiene como objeto de estudio la morfología urbana de la ciudad de Recife como resultado de las ordenanzas puestas en práctica en la ciudad, particularmente aquellas de naturaleza normativa, elaboradas desde los principios del siglo XX hasta el inicio de los años de 1980. Enfoca el ideario del Movimiento Moderno traducido en la formulación de esas normativas y los modelos de ciudad previstos y resultantes de tales instrumentos. En el caso de la ciudad de Recife, la...

  10. LAS REDES SOCIALES COMO INSTRUMENTO DE MEDIACIÓN PEDAGÓGICA: ALCANCES Y LIMITACIONES

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    Steven Abarca Araya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo surgió de una revisión bibliográfica que permitió conocer los alcances y las limitaciones de utilizar la Internet y las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica. La Internet y las redes sociales han pasado a ocupar un espacio preponderante en la sociedad actual, utilizándose para promover bienes, servicios, entretenimiento y, en algunos casos, como instrumento de mediación pedagógica. Como resultado de la revisión realizada se pudo constatar que la utilización de las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica ha permitido identificar sus bondades como mayor cobertura, asincronía en la mediación, aprendizaje colaborativo, aprendizaje autónomo, entre otros. Sin embargo, en contraste con las bondades que presenta, también tiene sus limitación es como la falta de pericia de docentes y estudiantes en el uso de la tecnología, el acceso, mayor inversión de tiempo en la mediación pedagógica, la renuencia de algunas personas al uso de la tecnología, la dificultad para controlar si es realmente el estudiante quien participa en las actividades pedagógicas, entre otros. Se concluye que todavía es muy apresurado hacer conjeturas acerca del futuro que le espera al uso de las redes sociales como instrumento de mediación pedagógica, pues algunos de estos alcances y limitaciones irán desapareciendo conforme vayamos adquiriendo mayor experiencia en su utilización, y su presencia sea cotidiana en nuestro sistema educativo, mientras que otros se seguirán manteniendo o, incluso, se pueden incrementar, por lo que debe analizarse su uso a la luz del contexto y la realidad de cada institución educativa.

  11. Revisión de dos instrumentos de simulación neurocognitiva y su utilidad en el contexto forense

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    Álvaro Aliaga

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Gran parte de la precisión de la evaluación neuropsicológica, depende que los instrumentos que utiliza, sean medidas estandarizadas, válidas y confiables. Sin embargo, la simulación, la exageración y el bajo esfuerzo son aspectos que pueden interferir en los resultados de los test. El objetivo de esta revisión pretende describir y analizar dos instrumentos en el contexto de la Neuropsicología Forense que evalúan simulación de síntomas cognitivos: el Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM y el Victoria Symptoms Validity Test (VSVT. Se realizó una búsqueda dirigida no exhaustiva, en diversas bases de datos y libros afines. El criterio de inclusión fue la utilización o revisión de los test. Se seleccionaron 68 trabajos publicados. Cada uno de los cuales fue analizado en base a las características técnicas de los instrumentos. La revisión ha demostrado que el TOMM y el VSVT son instrumentos pertinentes para valorar simulación y exageración de sintomatología cognitiva. Estos instrumentos cuentan con un cúmulo de investigaciones que avalan sus propiedades, pero también las limitaciones y restricciones de su utilización.

  12. Obstetrical disseminated intravascular coagulation score.

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    Kobayashi, Takao

    2014-06-01

    Obstetrical disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is usually a very acute, serious complication of pregnancy. The obstetrical DIC score helps with making a prompt diagnosis and starting treatment early. This DIC score, in which higher scores are given for clinical parameters rather than for laboratory parameters, has three components: (i) the underlying diseases; (ii) the clinical symptoms; and (iii) the laboratory findings (coagulation tests). It is justifiably appropriate to initiate therapy for DIC when the obstetrical DIC score reaches 8 points or more before obtaining the results of coagulation tests. Improvement of blood coagulation tests and clinical symptoms are essential to the efficacy evaluation for treatment after a diagnosis of obstetrical DIC. Therefore, the efficacy evaluation criteria for obstetrical DIC are also defined to enable follow-up of the clinical efficacy of DIC therapy.

  13. Rationale and study protocol for the supporting children’s outcomes using rewards, exercise and skills (SCORES group randomized controlled trial: A physical activity and fundamental movement skills intervention for primary schools in low-income communities

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    Lubans David R

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Many Australian children are insufficiently active to accrue health benefits and physical activity (PA levels are consistently lower among youth of low socio-economic position. PA levels decline dramatically during adolescence and evidence suggests that competency in a range of fundamental movement skills (FMS may serve as a protective factor against this trend. Methods/design The Supporting Children’s Outcomes Using Rewards Exercise and Skills (SCORES intervention is a multi-component PA and FMS intervention for primary schools in low-income communities, which will be evaluated using a group randomized controlled trial. The socio-ecological model provided a framework for the 12-month intervention, which includes the following components: teacher professional learning, student leadership workshops (including leadership accreditation and rewards, e.g., stickers, water bottles, PA policy review, PA equipment packs, parental engagement via newsletters, FMS homework and a parent evening, and community partnerships with local sporting organizations. Outcomes will be assessed at baseline, 6- and 12-months. The primary outcomes are PA (accelerometers, FMS (Test of Gross Motor Development II and cardiorespiratory fitness (multi-stage fitness test. Secondary outcomes include body mass index [using weight (kg/height (m2], perceived competence, physical self-esteem, and resilience. Individual and environmental mediators of behavior change (e.g. social support and enjoyment will also be assessed. The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time will be used to assess the impact of the intervention on PA within physical education lessons. Statistical analyses will follow intention-to-treat principles and hypothesized mediators of PA behavior change will be explored. Discussion SCORES is an innovative primary school-based PA and FMS intervention designed to support students attending schools in low-income communities to be more skilled

  14. From Rasch scores to regression

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    Christensen, Karl Bang

    2006-01-01

    Rasch models provide a framework for measurement and modelling latent variables. Having measured a latent variable in a population a comparison of groups will often be of interest. For this purpose the use of observed raw scores will often be inadequate because these lack interval scale propertie....... This paper compares two approaches to group comparison: linear regression models using estimated person locations as outcome variables and latent regression models based on the distribution of the score....

  15. ¿Cómo validar un instrumento de medida de la salud? How is an instrument for measuring health to be validated?

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    Carvajal, A.; Centeno, C. (Carlos); Watson, R; MARTÍNEZ M; Á. Sanz Rubiales

    2011-01-01

    Cada vez es más necesario disponer de instrumentos de medida en el ámbito de la salud que se puedan utilizar en la práctica clínica e investigación. Para garantizar la calidad de su medición es imprescindible que los instrumentos sean sometidos a un proceso de validación. Este proceso consiste en adaptar culturalmente un instrumento al medio donde se quiere administrar y comprobar sus características psicométricas como: fiabilidad, validez, sensibilidad y factibilidad. Hay instrumentos de med...

  16. Diseño e Implementación de Instrumentos Electrónicos de Medida con Herramientas Hardware y Software Arduino

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    Velázquez Díaz, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se va a estudiar la posible sustitución de instrumentos electrónicos de medida físicos por instrumentos electrónicos de medida virtuales en laboratorios tanto docentes como de investigación. Para crear estos instrumentos electrónicos de medida virtuales se van a utilizar herramientas de hardware (Arduino) y software (Labview). Se diseñan desde equipos básicos como multímetros, hasta sistemas más complejos como osciloscopios. Tras diseñar estos instrumentos, se procederá a vali...

  17. Los Atlas de Riesgo municipales en México como instrumentos de ordenamiento territorial

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    Naxhelli Ruiz Rivera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los Atlas de Riesgos municipales constituyen uno de los instrumentos que el gobierno mexicano ha privilegiado en los últimos años, con la finalidad de apoyar el ordenamiento de los asentamientos humanos en México. Este artículo recupera los principales antecedentes conceptuales, metodológicos, institucionales y legales de estos productos cartográficos, y analiza sus alcances y limitaciones reales en cuanto instrumentos de regulación de usos de suelo y gestión de riesgo en el caso mexicano. Para ello, utiliza los conceptos de juridificación, cumplimiento de marcos normativos (enforcement y gestión multi-escalar, con el objeto de analizar las condiciones en las que estos atlas surgen como dispositivos jurídicos en el contexto de una descentralización parcial del ordenamiento teritorial y la protección civil, así como la distancia que los separa de los efectos territoriales esperados de ellos. El artículo sustenta las razones para la relativa inoperancia de los atlas en el contexto de los gobiernos municipales; entre estas razones destacan la indefinición en el marco legal sobre su contenido y uso; la falta de claridad sobre las instancias responsables de su implementación, y la carencia de sanciones que conlleva su incumplimiento en la mayoría de las legislaciones estatales.

  18. Questionario do ELSA-Brasil: desafios na elaboracao de instrumento multidimensional

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    Dora Chor

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta o processo de elaboração do questionário utilizado no Estudo Longitudinal de Saúde do Adulto (ELSA-Brasil. Iniciamos pelo relato sobre a "Seleção de Temas" abordados no questionário, cujo conteúdo teria que abranger o conhecimento disponível acerca da complexa rede de causalidade dos desfechos de interesse, assim como possibilitar a comparabilidade com estudos semelhantes. Contextualizamos a "tradução e a adaptação de instrumentos de medida", necessárias no caso de escalas de avaliação de vizinhanças, do instrumento para diagnóstico de transtornos depressivos e de ansiedade, e do questionário de frequência alimentar. A seguir, comentamos os critérios que nortearam a "ordem dos blocos temáticos" e finalmente a importância prática dos "pré-testes e estudos-piloto". As relações entre o conjunto de informações reunidas no ELSA poderão constituir contribuição original sobre os fatores que causam ou agravam os desfechos de interesse no contexto brasileiro, assim como sobre seus fatores de proteção.

  19. La ordenación del territorio en Aragón: enfoques e instrumentos

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    Vicente Bielza de Ory

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La ordenación del territorio en Aragón ha pasado de entenderse como planificación regional a considerarse también como planificación física, recogiendo este doble objetivo la ley de 1992. La nueva ley 4/2009 de ordenación territorial introdujo, junto a la base comarcal, la importancia de la sostenibilidad. Entre los instrumentos propios de ordenación territorial se diferencian los planificatorios de los de gestión. La principal aportación de la ciencia geográfica a los de planificaciónreside en la definición del sistema de ciudades como base del plan de equipamientos y en la delimitación de sus áreas de influencia, en la que se apoya la Ley 8/1996 de Delimitación Comarcal. De los instrumentos emanados de normativas próximas a ordenación del territorio (urbanísticas, ambientales y de patrimonio destacan los Parques Culturales como fórmula de protección del patrimonio, orientada a la ordenación territorial, de la que Aragón ha sido pionera con intervención de geógrafos.

  20. Validación de un instrumento para medir la creatividad en adolescentes sobresalientes

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    Arelli García Mendoza

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este reporte documenta el proceso de validación de un instrumento para medir la creatividad de adolescentes yucatecos. Para esto, se utilizó el instrumento Evaluación Multifactorial de la Creatividad (EMUC (Sánchez, 2006, el cual se administró a 3 grupos de 21 estudiantes cada uno; estos grupos fueron cualitativamente diferentes: alumnos sobresalientes de secundaria, estudiantes de primer semestre de la Facultad de Arquitectura y alumnos regulares de secundaria. Los resultados indicaron que la EMUC es una prueba confiable, con una alfa de Cronbach de .8643. En cuanto a su validez externa,esta prueba muestra resultados generales diferenciales entre los grupos, y por tanto puede discriminar a las personas creativas de las que no lo son. La creatividad visomotora, se correlacionó positiva y significativamente con la creatividad aplicada en los 3 criterios evaluados: fluidez, flexibilidad y originalidad y se aprecia independencia entre la creatividad aplicada y la creatividad verbal.

  1. INSTRUMENTOS DE PROMOCIÓN DE LOS VINOS EN LOS RESTAURANTES DE ALTO NIVEL

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    Gil Saura, I.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, la comercialización de vinos está adquiriendo un peso creciente en los establecimientos de restauración. El aumento en la complejidad de la oferta de vinos determina que la elección del consumidor esté condicionada por la oferta presente en la carta y por la influencia del personal de sala. El objetivo del presente trabajo es identificar y caracterizar los instrumentos relevantes de promoción de los vinos que utilizan los restaurantes, en función de la presencia de personal formado en vinos. Como resultado de un estudio realizado para una muestra de restaurantes de alto nivel, observamos que el contenido y el diseño de la carta de vinos se encuentran en granmedida condicionados por la presencia de sumiller, constituyéndose ambos en instrumentos básicos de promoción de los vinos en el restaurante.

  2. Sobre o uso da sublimação como instrumento para uma "metapsicologia da arte"

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    Marcel Santiago Soares

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo investigaremos a noção freudiana de sublimação e seu uso como mecanismo explicativo para os processos artísticos. Notaremos que, pela sua construção, aliás, confusa e carente de formalização conceitual, é impossível separar a sublimação do campo clínico no qual nasce e no qual encontra sua potência, como descrição de uma vicissitude e de uma possibilidade de lidar com a pulsão. Dessa forma, proporemos uma delimitação de qualquer "metapsicologia da arte" como instrumento clínico, antes que como instrumento de análise ou crítica da arte. Não obstante, notaremos a influência recíproca entre a psicanálise e a estética de seu tempo.

  3. Instrumento Virtual para el control a distancia del radar FURUNO-2117

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    Jorge Esteban Santos-Toural

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Eltrabajo describe un instrumento virtual desarrollado con el LabWindows/CVI9.0que realiza el control a distancia de un radar naval. El control se realiza con una computadora personal, que se encuentra en una unidad de mando, en la cual se ejecuta un softwareque reemplaza a la Unidad de Control real del radar y se comunica por medio de Internet con un adaptador Protocolo de Internet/Protocolo RS422 que se encuentra en las cercanías de la estación de radar. El instrumento virtual permite realizar el control del radar desde cualquier lugar mejorando la operatividad, el tiempo de respuesta en la toma de decisiones y las oportunidades de supervivencia. En el trabajo se describe la estructura del sistema, las fases de desarrollo y las herramientas necesarias para decodificar el lenguaje de comunicación entre la Unidad de Control y la Unidad de Procesamiento. También se muestra la interfaz gráfica del softwaredesarrollado.

  4. O cantor Hermeto Pascoal: os instrumentos da voz The singer Hermeto Pascoal: the voice's instruments

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    Luiz Costa-Lima Neto

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Artigo sobre a utilização da voz na música do compositor Hermeto Pascoal, seja cantando, falando, gritando, sussurrando, rezando, tossindo, gargalhando, assobiando, produzindo sons guturais, sozinha ou simultaneamente com instrumentos de sopro, de teclas, com objetos sonoros não convencionais ou, ainda, de outras formas. Ao contemplar a produção vocal na obra e na vida de Hermeto Pascoal, de maneira abrangente, pretendo mostrar uma faceta pouco conhecida do versátil compositor alagoano, além de revelar que a sua música e a sua personalidade partilham uma mesma ética, da qual a voz é instrumento.Article about Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal's utilization of his voice in his music, whether singing, talking, shouting, whispering, praying, coughing, laughing, whistling, producing guttural sounds, alone or simultaneously with wind instruments, keyboards, non-conventional sound objects or even other forms. In considering the use of the voice in the work and life of Hermeto Pascoal, in a comprehensive way, I am seeking to show a lesser known facet of the versatile composer from Northeastern Brazil, as well as revealing that his music and his personality share the same ethics, in which the voice is the instrument.

  5. Correlation of signal intensity ratio on orbital MRI-TIRM and clinical activity score as a possible predictor of therapy response in Graves' orbitopathy - a pilot study at 1.5 T

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    Kirsch, Eberhard C.; Kaim, Achim H. [Hirslanden Clinic Aarau, Neuroradiology and Cranio-Facial-Center Hirslanden, Aarau (Switzerland); Oliveira, Marion Gregorio de [University Eye Clinic Basel, Basel (Switzerland); Arx, Georg von [basedow.ch, Interdiscipinary Centre for Graves' Orbitopathy, Olten (Switzerland)

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    This study seeks to describe the predictive value of the signal intensity ratio (SIR) in magnetic resonance imaging-turbo inversion recovery magnitude (MRI-TIRM) in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO) with regard to predictability of therapy response. Included in this prospective pilot study were 36 consecutive patients with GO and 25 control subjects. Patients were clinically assessed according to the European Group on Graves' Orbitopathy recommendations with active GO defined by a clinical activity score (CAS) {>=} 3. On magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, muscle inflammation was measured with a region of interest set within the brightest extra-ocular muscle both on coronal turbo inversion recovery magnitude (TIRM) and on fat suppressed gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted sequences. To calculate the SIR, the measured signal intensity was set in proportion to that of the ipsilateral temporalis muscle. Signal intensity ratio in coronal T2-weighted TIRM sequences in either group ranged from 1.22 to 4.92 (mean 2.04) in patients with GO and from 1.18 to 2.4 (mean 1.63) in controls without GO. The observed differences were significant on the TIRM sequences (right eye p = 0.023; left eye p = 0.022), whereas, no significant differences could be detected on the T1-weighted sequences (right eye p = 0.396; left eye p = 0.498). A cut off value of SIR > 2.5 for a CAS {>=} 4 to discriminate active from inactive patients was statistically calculated. T2 relaxation time is a reliable tool in detecting active GO. The difference in T2-SIR versus T1-SIR is helpful to distinguish inflammatory oedema of the extra ocular muscles from intra-orbital congestion due to reduced venous outflow. (orig.)

  6. The scoring of movements in sleep.

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    Walters, Arthur S; Lavigne, Gilles; Hening, Wayne; Picchietti, Daniel L; Allen, Richard P; Chokroverty, Sudhansu; Kushida, Clete A; Bliwise, Donald L; Mahowald, Mark W; Schenck, Carlos H; Ancoli-Israel, Sonia

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    The International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-2) has separated sleep-related movement disorders into simple, repetitive movement disorders (such as periodic limb movements in sleep [PLMS], sleep bruxism, and rhythmic movement disorder) and parasomnias (such as REM sleep behavior disorder and disorders of partial arousal, e.g., sleep walking, confusional arousals, night terrors). Many of the parasomnias are characterized by complex behaviors in sleep that appear purposeful, goal directed and voluntary but are outside the conscious awareness of the individual and therefore inappropriate. All of the sleep-related movement disorders described here have specific polysomnographic findings. For the purposes of developing and/or revising specifications and polysomnographic scoring rules, the AASM Scoring Manual Task Force on Movements in Sleep reviewed background literature and executed evidence grading of 81 relevant articles obtained by a literature search of published articles between 1966 and 2004. Subsequent evidence grading identified limited evidence for reliability and/or validity for polysomnographic scoring criteria for periodic limb movements in sleep, REM sleep behavior disorder, and sleep bruxism. Published scoring criteria for rhythmic movement disorder, excessive fragmentary myoclonus, and hypnagogic foot tremor/alternating leg muscle activation were empirical and based on descriptive studies. The literature review disclosed no published evidence defining clinical consequences of excessive fragmentary myoclonus or hypnagogic foot tremor/alternating leg muscle activation. Because of limited or absent evidence for reliability and/or validity, a standardized RAND/UCLA consensus process was employed for recommendation of specific rules for the scoring of sleep-associated movements. PMID:17557425

  7. Evaluación del diámetro y la conicidad de los instrumentos ProFile

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    Juvany Blanch, Albert; Canalda Sahli, Carlos; Brau Aguadé, Esteban

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    El objetivo del trabajo fue comprobar la correspondencia de los instrumentos endodóncicos ProFile .04/.06 con la denominación de su calibre apical según las normas ISO con la citada normativa. Para ello se tomaron un total de setenta y dos instrumentos ProFile ISO de 21 mm de los diámetros 15 al 40 y de conicidad .04 y .06. Se utilizó un microscopio óptico de medida para la determinación del diámetro d2 y d3 para realizar el cálculo de d1 y de la conicidad. Los instrumentos testados reunían l...

  8. O conceito de risco e os seus efeitos simbólicos nos acidentes com instrumentos perfurocortantes El concepto de riesgo y sus efectos simbólicos en accidentes con instrumentos perfurocortantes The concept of risk and its symbolic effects in accidents with sharp instruments

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    Everaldo José da Silva

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou compreender o risco ocupacional como um processo simbólico que estrutura as atividades diárias dos profissionais da área de saúde que manipulam instrumentos perfurocortantes. Pesquisa descritiva realizada em um hospital universitário com dados coletados por meio do levantamento dos acidentes de trabalho no Centro de Tratamento Intensivo adulto e na Lavanderia, pela aplicação de um questionário a 105 profissionais de saúde. Os dados foram analisados por meio de uma perspectiva interdisciplinar para conciliar a análise quantitativa e qualitativa dos dados. Os resultados revelaram que, embora os dados indiquem baixo índice de acidentes, ainda é preciso aprimorar instrumentos como o mapa de riscos e o uso de equipamentos de segurança, bem como investir na capacitação das equipes.El estudio tuvo como objetivo comprender los riesgos profesionales en los procesos simbólicos que dan forma a las actividades diarias de los trabajadores de salud que manipulan instrumentos cortantes. Investigación descriptiva realizada en un hospital universitario de con los datos recogidos a través de la encuesta del accidentes de trabajo en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos y en el Servicio de lavandería, mediante la aplicación de 105 cuestionarios. Los datos fueron analizados con una perspectiva interdisciplinaria, para una posible conciliación de las análisis cuantitativa y cualitativa. Los resultados revelaron que, aunque los datos indican bajas tasas de accidentes, se necesita mejorar instrumentos tales como el mapa de riesgo, el uso de equipo de seguridad y capacitación del personal.The study aims to understand the occupational risks as symbolic processes that shapes the daily activities of health professionals that manipulate sharps objects. Descriptive research was conducted at a university hospital, with information collected through the survey on the accidents at work in Intensive Care and hospital laundry, with the

  9. Construção de instrumentos de medida na área da saúde

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    Marina Zambon Orpinelli Coluci; Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre; Daniela Milani

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    Instrumentos de medida são partes integrantes da prática clínica, da avaliação em saúde e de pesquisas. Esses instrumentos só são úteis e capazes de apresentar resultados cientificamente robustos quando são desenvolvidos de maneira apropriada e quando apresentam boas qualidades psicométricas. A literatura aponta que, apesar do aumento significativo no número de escalas de avaliação, muitas não têm sido desenvolvidas e validadas adequadamente. O presente estudo teve como objetivos realizar uma...

  10. Evidências de validade de instrumentos de reações no ensino superior à distância

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    Lara Barros Martins; Thaís Zerbini

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    Com a crescente implantação de cursos superiores oferecidos via internet, os estudos na área de avaliação de ações educacionais a distância assumem grande relevância, ao propor instrumentos de medida para atestar a eficácia e a qualidade de cursos desta natureza. Nesse sentido, objetivou-se verificar as evidências de validade de dois instrumentos de medida: Reação aos Procedimentos Instrucionais e Reação ao Desempenho do Tutor. Alunos de graduação de uma universidade particular no interior pa...

  11. Diseño y validación de instrumento para evaluar coordinación motriz en primaria

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    La coordinación motriz es un proceso evolutivo complejo de adquisición progresiva. La edad óptima para la adquisición de esos procesos coordinativos es de 6 a 11 años (Educación Primaria). El objetivo del presente estudio es diseñar y validar un instrumento que permita evaluar el nivel de coordinación motriz del alumnado Método: Los sujetos son alumnado de Primaria en centros públicos. Muestreo por conveniencia, con una muestra total de 2512 sujetos. Instrumento: Test cualitativo de observ...

  12. O planeamento estratégico como instrumento de melhoria da comunicação organizacional interna

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    Azeredo, Bárbara Rute de Sousa

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    O planeamento estratégico é uma ferramenta usada pelas empresas, como forma de contribuir para a melhoria do seu desempenho, preconizando a concretização de objetivos. A comunicação organizacional interna é um o instrumento que, para além de traduzir uma mensagem enviada aos vários indivíduos da empresa, ajuda a interpretação dessa mensagem. Este estudo tem como objetivo perceber se, o planeamento estratégico pode ser um instrumento de melhoria conceptual e de gestão da comunicação organiz...

  13. Artesanía y Tecnología. Aplicación a un instrumento musical: EL TIMPLE

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    Viera-Ruiz, María Eugenia

    2015-01-01

    [ES]Este trabajo aborda la integración que debe existir entre la Artesanía y las nuevas Tecnologías. Se centra en aplicaciones para la fabricación de instrumentos musicales y más en particular en El Timple Canario. Se tratan dos aspectos fundamentales, uno relacionado con el uso de tecnologías avanzadas de fabricación de útiles y herramientas para el artesano, y el otro en el uso de tecnologías de fabricación aditiva para el desarrollo de un instrumento innovador.

  14. Los instrumentos financieros derivados: concepto, operación y algunas estrategias de negociación

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    Uno de los instrumentos financieros más sofisticados y que ha presentado mayor crecimiento en los volúmenes negociados durante los últimos años, son los derivados, por ello el interés en escribir acerca de este tema. Un derivado es un instrumento financiero el cual está vinculado al valor de un activo subyacente, que pueden ser commodities, acciones, bonos, tasas de interés, divisas, entre otros. Existen diferentes tipos de derivados, entre ellos: futuros, forwards, opciones y swaps. Estos in...

  15. Ligand Identification Scoring Algorithm (LISA)

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    Zheng, Zheng; Merz, Kenneth M.

    2011-01-01

    A central problem in de novo drug design is determining the binding affinity of a ligand with a receptor. A new scoring algorithm is presented that estimates the binding affinity of a protein-ligand complex given a three-dimensional structure. The method, LISA (Ligand Identification Scoring Algorithm), uses an empirical scoring function to describe the binding free energy. Interaction terms have been designed to account for van der Waals (VDW) contacts, hydrogen bonding, desolvation effects and metal chelation to model the dissociation equilibrium constants using a linear model. Atom types have been introduced to differentiate the parameters for VDW, H-bonding interactions and metal chelation between different atom pairs. A training set of 492 protein-ligand complexes was selected for the fitting process. Different test sets have been examined to evaluate its ability to predict experimentally measured binding affinities. By comparing with other well known scoring functions, the results show that LISA has advantages over many existing scoring functions in simulating protein-ligand binding affinity, especially metalloprotein-ligand binding affinity. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) was also used in order to demonstrate that the energy terms in LISA are well designed and do not require extra cross terms. PMID:21561101

  16. Desarrollo de un instrumento para medir percepciones sobre el contexto de construccion del conocimiento cientifico de estudiantes universitarios de nuevo ingreso

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    Garcia-Ramirez, Jaime Antonio

    En esta investigacion, se desarrollo un instrumento que permite medir percepciones relacionadas al contexto de constriccion del conocimiento cientifico. Se examinaron instrumentos existentes y se encontro que el VOSTS (Views on science, technology, and society), instrumento desarrollado empiricamente en Canada por Aikenhead, Ryan y Fleming, podia traducirse y validarse en el contexto cultural puertorriqueno. El instrumento es extenso, consta de 113 reactivos, cada uno con una premisa basica relacionada a la tematica ciencia, tecnologia y sociedad y un numero de alternativas relacionadas a la premisa que oscila entre siete y trece. Se delimito su utilizacion a los quince reactivos identificados por los autores como relacionados a la construccion social del conocimiento cientifico. Metodologicamente, se procedio a utilizar el modelo de adaptacion intercultural, que permite que el instrumento desarrollado satisfaga las dimensiones de equivalencia semantica, de contenido, tecnica, de criterio y conceptual, atemperado asi al instrumento original. Se cumplio con este proposito mediante la traduccion de la version original en ingles al espanol y viceversa. Se utilizaron comites para examinar la traduccion y la retro-traduccion del instrumento. Se realizo una prueba piloto con estudiantes universitarios de nuevo ingreso, utilizando el instrumento traducido para asegurar su intelegibilidad. La confiabilidad del instrumento se determino mediante la intervencion de un panel de expertos quienes clasificaron las distintas posiciones dentro de cada reactivo en: realista, con merito e ingenua; se transformaron estas opciones en valores numericos lo que permitio establecer una escala Likert para cada una. Se suministro el instrumento a una muestra de estudiantes universitarios de nuevo ingreso con caracteristicas similares a las de la poblacion puertorriquena en cuanto a ejecucion en las pruebas de aptitud verbal y matematica del College Board. Los resultados de sus contestaciones

  17. Desarrollo de un instrumento para medir percepciones sobre el contexto de construccion del conocimiento cientifico de estudiantes universitarios de nuevo ingreso

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    Garcia-Ramirez, Jaime Antonio

    En esta investigacion, se desarrollo un instrumento que permite medir percepciones relacionadas al contexto de constriccion del conocimiento cientifico. Se examinaron instrumentos existentes y se encontro que el VOSTS (Views on science, technology, and society), instrumento desarrollado empiricamente en Canada por Aikenhead, Ryan y Fleming, podia traducirse y validarse en el contexto cultural puertorriqueno. El instrumento es extenso, consta de 113 reactivos, cada uno con una premisa basica relacionada a la tematica ciencia, tecnologia y sociedad y un numero de alternativas relacionadas a la premisa que oscila entre siete y trece. Se delimito su utilizacion a los quince reactivos identificados por los autores como relacionados a la construccion social del conocimiento cientifico. Metodologicamente, se procedio a utilizar el modelo de adaptacion intercultural, que permite que el instrumento desarrollado satisfaga las dimensiones de equivalencia semantica, de contenido, tecnica, de criterio y conceptual, atemperado asi al instrumento original. Se cumplio con este proposito mediante la traduccion de la version original en ingles al espanol y viceversa. Se utilizaron comites para examinar la traduccion y la retro-traduccion del instrumento. Se realizo una prueba piloto con estudiantes universitarios de nuevo ingreso, utilizando el instrumento traducido para asegurar su intelegibilidad. La confiabilidad del instrumento se determino mediante la intervencion de un panel de expertos quienes clasificaron las distintas posiciones dentro de cada reactivo en: realista, con merito e ingenua; se transformaron estas opciones en valores numericos lo que permitio establecer una escala Likert para cada una. Se suministro el instrumento a una muestra de estudiantes universitarios de nuevo ingreso con caracteristicas similares a las de la poblacion puertorriquena en cuanto a ejecucion en las pruebas de aptitud verbal y matematica del College Board. Los resultados de sus contestaciones

  18. Instrumento de coleta de dados para pacientes críticos fundamentado no modelo das necessidades humanas básicas de horta Instrumento de recolección de datos para pacientes críticos fundamentada en la teoría de las necesidades humanas básicas Instrument to collect data for critical patients based on the theory of basic human needs

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    Rosaura Costa Bordinhão

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo exploratório descritivo, com abordagem qualitativa, que teve como objetivo construir coletivamente um instrumento de coleta de dados para pacientes de Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI, fundamentado na Teoria das Necessidades Humanas Básicas (NHB. A coleta de dados ocorreu por meio de Grupo Focal, com quatro enfermeiras de UTI e quatro residentes de Enfermagem da Residência Integrada em Saúde (RIS, em sete encontros, em 2009. As discussões produzidas em cada sessão foram analisadas conforme o preconizado por Horta. O instrumento ficou estruturado em sete grupos e 17 subgrupos de necessidades. Após testagem e sugestões das participantes, elaborou-se a versão final do instrumento e um manual de orientação para o seu preenchimento, conforme necessidade manifestada pelo grupo. Sugere-se a validação do instrumento e do manual e a inclusão do ensino do Processo de Enfermagem no programa de atividades da RIS.Este es un estudio exploratorio con enfoque cualitativo con el objetivo de construir colectivamente un instrumento de recolección de datos para los pacientes en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI, fundamentado en la Teoría de las Necesidades Humanas Básicas (NHB. La recolección de datos fue a través de grupos focales con cuatro enfermeras de la UCI y cuatro residentes de la Residencia Integrada en Salud (RIS en siete reuniones en 2009. Las discusiones producidas se analizaron según lo recomendado por Horta. El instrumento se dividió en siete grupos y 17 subgrupos de las necesidades. Después de las pruebas y sugerencias de los participantes, se elaboró la versión final del instrumento y un manual de orientación para su llenado, como la necesidad expresada por el grupo. Se sugiere validar el instrumento y el manual y la inclusión de la enseñanza del PE en el programa de actividades de la RIS.This is an exploratory study based on qualitative approach that aimed to collectively construct an instrument

  19. Instrumentos em Lingua Brasileira de Sinais para avaliacao da qualidade de vida da populacao surda

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    Neuma Chaveiro

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Construir a versão em Língua Brasileira de Sinais dos instrumentos WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS para avaliar a qualidade de vida da população surda brasileira. MÉTODOS: Utilizou-se metodologia proposta pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS para a construção dos instrumentos adaptados para população surda em Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras. A pesquisa para execução do instrumento consistiu de 13 etapas: 1 criação do sinal qualidade de vida; 2 desenvolvimento das escalas de respostas em Libras; 3 tradução por um grupo bilíngue; 4 versão reconciliadora; 5 primeira retrotradução; 6 produção da versão em Libras a ser disponibilizada aos grupos focais; 7 realização dos grupos focais; 8 revisão por um grupo monolíngue; 9 revisão pelo grupo bilíngue; 10 análise sintática/semântica e segunda retrotradução; 11 reavaliação da retrotradução pelo grupo bilíngue; 12 filmagem da versão para o software; 13 desenvolvimento do software WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS em Libras. RESULTADOS: Características peculiares da cultura da população surda apontaram a necessidade de adaptações na metodologia de aplicação de grupos focais quando compostos por pessoas surdas. As convenções ortográficas da escrita das línguas sinalizadas não estão consolidadas, o que trouxe dificuldades em registrar graficamente as etapas de tradução. As estruturas linguísticas que causaram maiores problemas de tradução foram as que incluíram expressões idiomáticas do português, muitas sem conceitos equivalentes entre o português e a Libras. Foi possível construir um software do WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS em Libras. CONCLUSÕES: O WHOQOL-BREF e o WHOQOL-DIS em Libras possibilitarão que os surdos se expressem autonomamente quanto a sua qualidade de vida, o que permitirá investigar com maior precisão essas questões.

  20. Interpreting Force Concept Inventory Scores: Normalized Gain and SAT Scores

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    Coletta, Vincent P.; Phillips, Jeffrey A.; Steinert, Jeffrey J.

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    Preinstruction SAT scores and normalized gains (G) on the force concept inventory (FCI) were examined for individual students in interactive engagement (IE) courses in introductory mechanics at one high school (N=335) and one university (N=292), and strong, positive correlations were found for both populations (r=0.57 and r=0.46, respectively).…

  1. Skin scoring in systemic sclerosis

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    Zachariae, Hugh; Bjerring, Peter; Halkier-Sørensen, Lars;

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    Forty-one patients with systemic sclerosis were investigated with a new and simple skin score method measuring the degree of thickening and pliability in seven regions together with area involvement in each region. The highest values were, as expected, found in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis...... (type III SS) and the lowest in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (type I SS) with no lesions extending above wrists and ancles. A positive correlation was found to the aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen, a serological marker for synthesis of type III collagen. The skin score...

  2. A Bootstrap Procedure of Propensity Score Estimation

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    Bai, Haiyan

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    Propensity score estimation plays a fundamental role in propensity score matching for reducing group selection bias in observational data. To increase the accuracy of propensity score estimation, the author developed a bootstrap propensity score. The commonly used propensity score matching methods: nearest neighbor matching, caliper matching, and…

  3. Estimating Decision Indices Based on Composite Scores

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    Knupp, Tawnya Lee

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop an IRT model that would enable the estimation of decision indices based on composite scores. The composite scores, defined as a combination of unidimensional test scores, were either a total raw score or an average scale score. Additionally, estimation methods for the normal and compound multinomial models…

  4. Innovación en la Evaluación de Competencias Transversales. El Instrumento PIAESCE

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    Pilar Munuera Gómez

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el Instrumento de Asimilación, Evaluación y Seguimiento de Competencias Transversales para estudiantes (PIAESCE, con el objetivo de conseguir la participación activa del estudiante sobre la adquisición, evaluación y seguimiento de sus competencias transversales. Este soporte es fruto de una investigación sobre la relevancia de las competencias transversales en la que han tomado parte profesores y estudiantes del Grado en Trabajo Social de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, pretendiendo de analizar los elementos claves que promuevan la participación activa de los estudiantes en su formación en competencias según las directrices marcadas por el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES.

  5. Modelos de crisis y el uso de los instrumentos financieros derivados

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    Roberto Soto Esquivel

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    Full Text Available Con el rompimiento de Bretton Woods, los mercados financieros se han vuelto más inestables y volátiles, lo que ha provocado escenarios de crisis más recurrentes, cada vez más profundas. Los teóricos ortodoxos han buscado predecir este tipo de crisis por medio de los llamados modelos de primera, segunda y tercera generación, pero están carentes del planteamiento, del análisis y de la interpretación de los instrumentos financieros derivados, los cuales pueden modificar el comportamiento de las variables fundamentales e interferir en el desempeño de la autoridad monetaria y financiera así como en el cumplimiento de sus objetivos.

  6. Confiabilidade de um instrumento para classificar o recém-nascido segundo a complexidade assistencial

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    Caroline de Souza Bosco; Edi Toma; Sonia Maria Junqueira Vasconcellos de Oliveira; Maria Aparecida de Jesus Belli

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    Na maioria das maternidades, a classificação, a avaliação e a definição da unidade a encaminhar o recém-nascido (RN) após o nascimento são realizadas pelo médico. A avaliação ocorre na sala de parto considerando: peso ao nascer; idade gestacional; condutas que definem quadro clínico e doença. Este estudo observacional teve como objetivo avaliar a confiabilidade de um instrumento de classificação de RN. A pesquisa foi realizada no berçário de um hospital público, São Paulo. Nove enfermeiras ap...

  7. EVALUACIÓN AMBIENTAL ESTRATÉGICA: INSTRUMENTO PARA LA PLANIFICACIÓN TERRITORIAL URBANA

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    Mabel Ximena Molina Urra

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene por finalidad relevar la Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica (EAE como una herramienta útil para la generación de los Instrumentos de Planificación Territorial en la Región de La Araucanía. Se identificaron y caracterizaron los distintos niveles de planificación urbana,según lo establecido por la Ley General de Urbanismo y Construcciones; contrastando el ingreso de estos al Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental (SEIA definido en la Ley 19.300 de Bases del Medio Ambiente y su posterior modificación a través de la Ley 20.417. Para contrastar ambos procedimientos se desarrolló un proceso exploratorio descriptivo, utilizando tanto fuentes primarias, a través de la aplicación de entrevistas a actores claves como secundarios.

  8. Reseña del libro: A. Domingo y V.Gómez (2014. La Práctica Reflexiva. Bases, modelos e instrumentos. Madrid: Narcea Ed.

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    Mauricio Pérez-Abril

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Reseña del libro La práctica reflexiva. Bases,modelos e instrumentos, de Àngels Domingo y M. Victoria Gómez. Domingo, À., & Gómez, V. (2014. La práctica reflexiva. Bases, modelos e instrumentos. Madrid: Narcea. 152 pp. ISBN: 978-84-277-1999-6.

  9. Métodos modernos de valoración de los instrumentos financieros

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    Martinez Barbeito, Josefina

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante los 30 últimos años, los mercados financieros han registrado un enorme desarrollo. La introducción de los derivados financieros tales como opciones y futuros sobre subyacentes (títulos, obligaciones, monedas extranjeras, etc han conducido a una nueva cualidad de la seguridad de los riesgos financieros. La idea básica de un derivado financiero es comprar un seguro que cubra los activos arriesgados en el mercado, es decir, encontrar participantes en el mercado que traten de compartir los riesgos y los beneficios de los desarrollos futuros en el mercado en el que están sometidos a la incertidumbre. Una valoración de estos instrumentos financieros está basada en una teoría estadísticomatemática muy avanzada, llamada “Cálculo estocástico aplicado al campo financieroactuarial”. El modelo básico asociado a los precios de los títulos (valores, está expresado mediante el movimiento Browniano y ecuaciones diferenciales estocásticas. La valoración de una opción call Europea por Black, Scholes y Merton en 1973, fue un descubrimiento respecto a la comprensión y valoración de los derivados financieros. Su enfoque ha llegado a ser la base empresarial para las matemáticas financiero-actuariales modernas que utilizan instrumentos tales como la “teoría de martingalas” y “control estocástico” para obtener soluciones adecuadas en lo relativo a la valoración de un amplio campo del creciente número de derivados.

  10. LSAT Scores of Economics Majors.

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    Nieswiadomy, Michael

    1998-01-01

    Argues that economics education provides many benefits to students, including preparation for law school. Examines the ranking of economics majors on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Finds that among the 14 majors having more than 2,000 students take the LSAT, economics students received the highest average score. (DSK)

  11. The persistence of depression score

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    Spijker, J.; de Graaf, R.; Ormel, J.; Nolen, W. A.; Grobbee, D. E.; Burger, H.

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To construct a score that allows prediction of major depressive episode (MDE) persistence in individuals with MDE using determinants of persistence identified in previous research. Method: Data were derived from 250 subjects from the general population with new MDE according to DSM-III-R.

  12. Inteligência Emocional: Parâmetros Psicométricos de Um Instrumento de Medida

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    Marilda Aparecida Dantas

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo investigar evidências de validade fatorial do Mayer Salovey Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT bem como os índices de precisão do instrumento. O construto Inteligência Emocional, avaliado pelo teste, consiste na capacidade de perceber, entender e usar as emoções para facilitar o pensamento, assim como gerenciar as emoções para facilitar os processos cognitivos e promover o crescimento pessoal e intelectual. Participaram da pesquisa 270 universitários de diferentes cursos (psicologia, biologia, matemática e Educação Física, no qual responderam ao MSCEIT. Os resultados encontrados na análise fatorial indicaram que o instrumento apresenta a existência de dois fatores, a saber, Experiencial e Extratégica. Quanto aos índices de precisão alpha de Cronbach, os dados evidenciaram que o instrumento alcançou precisão suficiente, com exceção da tarefa Mistura (a = 0,545. Os achados desta pesquisa indicaram validade fatorial do instrumento, bem como índices de precisão satisfatórios de acordo com o exigido.

  13. Desarrollo y validación de un instrumento para la evaluación inicial de enfermeira

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    Cayetano Fernández-Sola

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio, desarrollado de abril a julio de 2008, objetiva desarrollar y validar un instrumento para orientar la evaluación de enfermería en parámetros asistenciales y docentes en Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Participaron doce enfermeras bolivianas y se utilizaron el análisis de documentos y técnicas de consenso para definir las categorías y criterios a ser incluidas en el instrumento. Estas categorías son: la evaluación física y los 11 Patrones Funcionales de Salud de Gordon. El instrumento se caracteriza por ser breve, de sencilla comprensión y por centrarse en el enfermero. No incluye elementos de evaluación física avanzada, pero sí criterios de estilos de vida y autonomía del paciente. El desarrollo de estos instrumentos contribuye a la calidad de los registros, favorece el juicio clínico y la aplicación del proceso a la enfermería, refuerza el papel del enfermero, favoreciendo la sistematización de su práctica.

  14. Uma revisão sobre instrumentos de rastreamento de violência doméstica contra o idoso

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    Carlos Montes Paixão Jr.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Os dados sobre violência contra o idoso são escassos no Brasil. Para estudos adequados sobre a magnitude, fatores de risco e cuidados às vítimas, é necessária documentação sistemática e acurada. Este artigo revisou os instrumentos de rastreamento e avaliação de violência no idoso visando examinar o progresso no contexto internacional e brasileiro. Utilizando as bases de dados MEDLINE, PsycINFO, LILACS, CANE, OVIDs citations e livros de referência, realizou-se uma revisão sistemática da literatura para a seleção dos instrumentos. Fez-se, também, um escrutínio dos estudos de psicometria e utilização dos instrumentos, aplicando-se critérios para avaliar a qualidade dos estudos. Dos dezessete instrumentos encontrados, somente a Conflicts Tactics Scale foi adaptada para o Brasil, ainda que para uso em um grupo etário mais jovem. Alguns outros com boas características psicométricas também foram encontrados, como o Caregiver Abuse Screen, Elder Abuse Assessment Tool, Hwalek Sengstok Abuse Screening Test, Indicators of Abuse Screen, Qualcare scale e Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale. Ainda assim, de forma geral, há lacunas importantes nos processos de concepção, validação e adaptação desses instrumentos no Brasil e no exterior.

  15. Instrumento de Medida do Sentimento de Impotência para pacientes adultos Instrumento de medida del sentimiento de impotência para pacientes adultos Powerlessness assessment tool for adult patients

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    Cristiane Giffoni Braga

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é relatar a construção de um instrumento para medir o sentimento de impotência em pacientes adultos internados. Para a construção deste instrumento, utilizamos procedimentos teóricos, empíricos e analíticos (estatísticos com base na psicometria. O instrumento foi testado com 210 pacientes para seleção de itens, confiabilidade e validade e ficou constituído por 12 itens com três domínios: capacidade de realizar comportamento (alfa=0,845, percepção da capacidade de tomar decisões (alfa=0,834; e resposta emocional ao controle das situações (alfa=0,578. O alfa total foi de 0,799. Estimativas de validade de critério foram obtidas por associação entre o instrumento desenvolvido e uma afirmação geral sobre a percepção de controle (pEl objetivo de este artículo es relatar la construcción de un instrumento para medir el sentimiento de impotencia en pacientes adultos internados. Procedimientos teóricos, empíricos y analíticos, con base en psicometría, fueran aplicados para la construcción de este instrumento. El instrumento fue testado con 210 pacientes para selección de ítems, confiabilidad y validad. El instrumento quedo constituido por 12 ítems con tres dominios: capacidad de realizar comportamiento (alfa=0,845, percepción de la capacidad de tomar decisiones (alfa=0,834; y respuesta emocional al control de las situaciones (alfa=0,578. El alfa total fue de 0,799. Estimación de validad de criterio fueron obtenidas por la asociación entre el instrumento desarrollado y una afirmación general sobre la percepción de control (pThe objective of this article is to report the development of a tool to assess powerlessness in adult patients. Theoretical, empirical and analytical psychometric based procedures were applied to develop the tool. The tool was tested in 210 patients for item selection, reliability and validation estimate and it consisted of 12 items in three domains: "Capacity to perform

  16. A Genomic Score Prognostic of Outcome in Trauma Patients

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    Warren, H Shaw; Elson, Constance M; Hayden, Douglas L; Schoenfeld, David A; Cobb, J Perren; Maier, Ronald V; Moldawer, Lyle L; Moore, Ernest E; Harbrecht, Brian G; Pelak, Kimberly; Cuschieri, Joseph; Herndon, David N; Jeschke, Marc G; Finnerty, Celeste C; Brownstein, Bernard H; Hennessy, Laura; Mason, Philip H; Tompkins, Ronald G

    2009-01-01

    Traumatic injuries frequently lead to infection, organ failure, and death. Health care providers rely on several injury scoring systems to quantify the extent of injury and to help predict clinical outcome. Physiological, anatomical, and clinical laboratory analytic scoring systems (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation [APACHE], Injury Severity Score [ISS]) are utilized, with limited success, to predict outcome following injury. The recent development of techniques for measuring the expression level of all of a person’s genes simultaneously may make it possible to develop an injury scoring system based on the degree of gene activation. We hypothesized that a peripheral blood leukocyte gene expression score could predict outcome, including multiple organ failure, following severe blunt trauma. To test such a scoring system, we measured gene expression of peripheral blood leukocytes from patients within 12 h of traumatic injury. cRNA derived from whole blood leukocytes obtained within 12 h of injury provided gene expression data for the entire genome that were used to create a composite gene expression score for each patient. Total blood leukocytes were chosen because they are active during inflammation, which is reflective of poor outcome. The gene expression score combines the activation levels of all the genes into a single number which compares the patient’s gene expression to the average gene expression in uninjured volunteers. Expression profiles from healthy volunteers were averaged to create a reference gene expression profile which was used to compute a difference from reference (DFR) score for each patient. This score described the overall genomic response of patients within the first 12 h following severe blunt trauma. Regression models were used to compare the association of the DFR, APACHE, and ISS scores with outcome. We hypothesized that patients with a total gene response more different from uninjured volunteers would tend to have poorer

  17. Principais instrumentos para avaliação da disfunção temporomandibular, parte II: critérios diagnósticos; uma contribuição para a prática clínica e de pesquisa Main instruments for assessing temporomandibular disorders, part II: diagnostic criteria; a contribution to clinicians and researchers

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    Thaís Cristina Chaves

    2008-01-01

    questionnaires were presented in part I; and, here in part II, one functional questionnaire and two sets of diagnostic criteria. Indices consist of organized forms for assigning scores to signs and symptoms thus obtaining severity degrees. Questionnaires are better employed for epidemiological purposes. Functional questionnaires are better used to assess impact of TMD on daily life activities. There are few specific sets of systematised diagnostic criteria available for diagnosing TMD. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD has been partially translated into Portuguese and had its accuracy and most psychometric properties validated, hence seems the best choice for assessing TMD.

  18. Interpreting force concept inventory scores: Normalized gain and SAT scores

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    Jeffrey J. Steinert

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Preinstruction SAT scores and normalized gains (G on the force concept inventory (FCI were examined for individual students in interactive engagement (IE courses in introductory mechanics at one high school (N=335 and one university (N=292 , and strong, positive correlations were found for both populations ( r=0.57 and r=0.46 , respectively. These correlations are likely due to the importance of cognitive skills and abstract reasoning in learning physics. The larger correlation coefficient for the high school population may be a result of the much shorter time interval between taking the SAT and studying mechanics, because the SAT may provide a more current measure of abilities when high school students begin the study of mechanics than it does for college students, who begin mechanics years after the test is taken. In prior research a strong correlation between FCI G and scores on Lawson’s Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning for students from the same two schools was observed. Our results suggest that, when interpreting class average normalized FCI gains and comparing different classes, it is important to take into account the variation of students’ cognitive skills, as measured either by the SAT or by Lawson’s test. While Lawson’s test is not commonly given to students in most introductory mechanics courses, SAT scores provide a readily available alternative means of taking account of students’ reasoning abilities. Knowing the students’ cognitive level before instruction also allows one to alter instruction or to use an intervention designed to improve students’ cognitive level.

  19. Interpreting force concept inventory scores: Normalized gain and SAT scores

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    Coletta, Vincent P.; Phillips, Jeffrey A.; Steinert, Jeffrey J.

    2007-06-01

    Preinstruction SAT scores and normalized gains (G) on the force concept inventory (FCI) were examined for individual students in interactive engagement (IE) courses in introductory mechanics at one high school (N=335) and one university (N=292) , and strong, positive correlations were found for both populations ( r=0.57 and r=0.46 , respectively). These correlations are likely due to the importance of cognitive skills and abstract reasoning in learning physics. The larger correlation coefficient for the high school population may be a result of the much shorter time interval between taking the SAT and studying mechanics, because the SAT may provide a more current measure of abilities when high school students begin the study of mechanics than it does for college students, who begin mechanics years after the test is taken. In prior research a strong correlation between FCI G and scores on Lawson’s Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning for students from the same two schools was observed. Our results suggest that, when interpreting class average normalized FCI gains and comparing different classes, it is important to take into account the variation of students’ cognitive skills, as measured either by the SAT or by Lawson’s test. While Lawson’s test is not commonly given to students in most introductory mechanics courses, SAT scores provide a readily available alternative means of taking account of students’ reasoning abilities. Knowing the students’ cognitive level before instruction also allows one to alter instruction or to use an intervention designed to improve students’ cognitive level.

  20. Scoring and Standard Setting with Standardized Patients.

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    Norcini, John J.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    The continuous method of scoring a performance test composed of standardized patients was compared with a derivative method that assigned each of the 131 examinees (medical residents) a dichotomous score, and use of Angoff's method with these scoring methods was studied. Both methods produce reasonable means and distributions of scores. (SLD)

  1. The HEART score for chest pain patients

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    Backus, B.E.

    2012-01-01

    The HEART score was developed to improve risk stratification in chest pain patients in the emergency department (ED). This thesis describes series of validation studies of the HEART score and sub studies for individual elements of the score. The predictive value of the HEART score for the occurrence

  2. Propuesta para el desarrollo de instrumentos de autoevaluación para programas educativos a distancia

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    Verónica García Martínez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo expone la etapa inicial de un proyecto conjunto entre la Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT y la Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH, México; se trata de una estrategia diseñada para elaborar mecanismos que permitan a los programas virtuales autoevaluarse. La propuesta surge como resultado de la aplicación de un modelo de autoevaluación de programas a distancia diseñado por la Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES y tomado como referencia para instrumentar en la UJAT, un ejercicio de autodiagnóstico durante el periodo 2008-2009. Los resultados mostraron la necesidad de pensar en mecanismos de evaluación situados en el contexto regional. La propuesta descansa, principalmente, en la revisión documental y en el panel de expertos elegidos mediante el método Delphi y Método combinado TZ. La estrategia metodológica consta de cuatro etapas: a revisión de modelos de evaluación; b la selección de expertos de dos universidades de los Estados de Tabasco y Chiapas que cuentan desde hace más de diez años con programas virtuales; c el diseño de instrumentos de auto diagnóstico y d la calificación de los instrumentos por los expertos. El reporte describe tres de las cuatro etapas del estudio. El promedio del índice de expertos en la autoevaluación fue similar en las dos universidades; se concluye, por lo tanto, que los expertos comparten un nivel de conocimiento afín, en especial en el diseño de materiales u objetos de aprendizaje, no así en indicadores de calidad estimados para la educación virtual.

  3. El comercio internacional un instrumento para alcanzar el desarrollo de Costa Rica

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    Álvaro Martín Parada Gómez

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    Full Text Available El comercio internacional es un instrumento para la consecución del económico en los países subdesarrollados.  En Costa Rica las ventajas del libre comercio están asociadas a la generación de exportaciones, así como a la mayor producción y generación de nuevas oportunidades de empleo en comparación con las fuentes tradicionales.  No obstante, persisten desventajas asociadas al tamaño del país, la presencia de imperfecciones de mercado, las fuertes distorsiones causadas por la intervención estatal por la excesiva regulación, entre otras causas.  El propósito es explicar las ventajas y desventajas que tienen las empresas y los sectores productivos para competir en el comercio internacional y sugerir lineamientos estratégicos que fortalezcan la posición de las empresas en el mercado internacional.  Las dos principales interrogantes que orientan este trabajo son: ¿cuáles obstáculos enfrentan las empresas de países en desarrollo como Costa Rica para posicionarse exitosamente en los mercados internacionales?, y ¿cuál estrategia podría seguir Costa Rica para competir adecuadamente en esos mercados? La principal conclusión es que los tratados de libre comercio son instrumentos para la consecución del desarrollo económico y, por tanto, no es adecuado poner todos los esfuerzos en ellos como única fuente de superación de las múltiples necesidades sociales y económicas que experimentan las economías en desarrollo. Con seguridad, se requerirá formular políticas adicionales en el campo de la infraestructura, tecnología, salud, educación, entre otros, para posicionar mejor al país en los mercados internacionales.

  4. Reliability of clinician scoring of the landing error scoring system to assess jump-landing movement patterns.

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    Markbreiter, Jessica G; Sagon, Bronson K; Valovich McLeod, Tamara C; Welch, Cailee E

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    Clinical Scenario: An individual's movement patterns while landing from a jump can predispose him or her to lower-extremity injury, if performed improperly. The Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) is a clinical tool to assess jump-landing biomechanics as an individual jumps forward from a box. Improper movement patterns, which could predispose an individual to lower-extremity injuries, are scored as errors. However, because of the subjective nature of scoring errors during the task, the consistency and reliability of scoring the task are important. Since the LESS is a newer assessment tool, it is important to understand its reliability. Focused Clinical Question: Are clinicians reliable at scoring the LESS to assess jump-landing biomechanics of physically active individuals? PMID:25203628

  5. Swap, futuro e opções: impacto do uso de instrumentos derivativos sobre o valor das firmas brasileiras.

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    José Luiz Rossi Júnior

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    Full Text Available O trabalho analisa o impacto do uso de derivativos e a direção e magnitude do prêmio de cobertura relacionado a cada tipo de instrumento derivativo no valor da firma para uma amostra de empresas brasileiras não financeiras de capital aberto no período de 2004 a 2007. Os resultados indicam que a utilização de derivativos está relacionada a um impacto positivo e significativo sobre o valor de mercado das empresas. As evidências mostram que o uso de derivativos está associado a um “prêmio de cobertura” (hedging premium. Dessa maneira, é possível afirmar que as firmas que fazem uso da gestão de risco com derivativos têm um valor de mercado superior, no mercado brasileiro, quando comparadas a firmas que não utilizam esses instrumentos financeiros (hedging premium. Os resultados também indicam que, quando a análise se concentra no tipo de instrumento utilizado, a gestão de risco com tipos distintos de derivativos gera impacto de magnitude heterogênea no valor da firma. Contratos de swap e futuro/termo apresentam um impacto positivo e estatisticamente significante. Já para as opções, o impacto, embora positivo, não é estatisticamente significativo. Portanto, os resultados obtidos não só confirmam as expectativas de que a utilização de instrumentos derivativos exerce um impacto positivo e estatisticamente significativo sobre o valor da firma, mas também mostram que existe uma diferença relevante no efeito associado a derivativos distintos. Em conjunto, os resultados corroboram o fato de que investidores estão dispostos a pagar um maior valor por firmas que fazem gestão ativa de risco financeiro em ambientes mais voláteis como o Brasil, e essa disposição varia de acordo com o instrumento utilizado e com a eventual combinação de derivativos financeiros. Em pesquisa futura, uma análise das causas do impacto heterogêneo dos distintos instrumentos derivativos deve ser realizada para um melhor entendimento dos

  6. La evaluación docente en la pedagogía Montessori: propuesta de un instrumento A avaliação docente na pedagogia Montessori: proposta de um instrumento Teacher Evaluation in Montessori Education: A Proposed Tool

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    Ana María Mendoza-Páez; Milton Eduardo Bermúdez-Jaimes

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    El objetivo del presente estudio fue el diseño, la construcción y la validación del contenido de un instrumento que permita evaluar el desempeño docente en un colegio con metodología Montessori. Dicho instrumento se validó a través del método de jueces expertos en relación con la pertinencia, coherencia y redacción de cada ítem (participaron tres jueces); la fiabilidad de los jueces se obtuvo a través del coeficiente de concordancia o índice kappa, el cual puntuó alto (total acuerdo). Conform...

  7. La evaluación docente en la pedagogía Montessori: propuesta de un instrumento A avaliação docente na pedagogia Montessori: proposta de um instrumento Teacher Evaluation in Montessori Education: A Proposed Tool

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    Ana María Mendoza-Páez

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue el diseño, la construcción y la validación del contenido de un instrumento que permita evaluar el desempeño docente en un colegio con metodología Montessori. Dicho instrumento se validó a través del método de jueces expertos en relación con la pertinencia, coherencia y redacción de cada ítem (participaron tres jueces; la fiabilidad de los jueces se obtuvo a través del coeficiente de concordancia o índice kappa, el cual puntuó alto (total acuerdo. Conforme a los resultados se eliminaron 27 ítems de los 102 propuestos, y quedaron 75 en el instrumento de aplicación. El instrumento contiene las dimensiones del ser, saber, saber hacer y saber comprender del docente. Posteriormente se hizo una aplicación piloto a los 30 participantes, los cuales pertenecen al colegio Montessori British School, institución que utiliza como pedagogía el método Montessori. En el análisis de la consistencia interna, obtenida por los índices alfa de Cronbach, estos fueron altos en todas las dimensiones evaluadas (promedio .88.Neste artigo, o objetivo foi desenhar, construir e validar o contido de um instrumento que permita avaliar o desempenho docente em uma escola com pedagogia Montessori. Esse instrumento foi validado pelo método de juízes expertos em quanto pertinência, coerência e redação de cada item (participaram três juízes. A fiabilidade dos juízes foi lograda mediante o coeficiente de concordância ou índice de kappa, o qual pontuou alto (acordo total. Seguindo os resultados, foram eliminados 27 itens dos 102 propostos. Os outros 75 permaneceram no instrumento de aplicação. O instrumento contem as dimensões do ser, saber, saber fazer e saber compreender do docente. Depois foi feita uma aplicação piloto aos 30 participantes, pertencentes à escola Montessori British School, instituição que emprega o método Montessori. Na análise da consistência interna, obtida mediante os índices alfa

  8. Bias Adjusted Precipitation Threat Scores

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    F. Mesinger

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    Full Text Available Among the wide variety of performance measures available for the assessment of skill of deterministic precipitation forecasts, the equitable threat score (ETS might well be the one used most frequently. It is typically used in conjunction with the bias score. However, apart from its mathematical definition the meaning of the ETS is not clear. It has been pointed out (Mason, 1989; Hamill, 1999 that forecasts with a larger bias tend to have a higher ETS. Even so, the present author has not seen this having been accounted for in any of numerous papers that in recent years have used the ETS along with bias "as a measure of forecast accuracy".

    A method to adjust the threat score (TS or the ETS so as to arrive at their values that correspond to unit bias in order to show the model's or forecaster's accuracy in extit{placing} precipitation has been proposed earlier by the present author (Mesinger and Brill, the so-called dH/dF method. A serious deficiency however has since been noted with the dH/dF method in that the hypothetical function that it arrives at to interpolate or extrapolate the observed value of hits to unit bias can have values of hits greater than forecast when the forecast area tends to zero. Another method is proposed here based on the assumption that the increase in hits per unit increase in false alarms is proportional to the yet unhit area. This new method removes the deficiency of the dH/dF method. Examples of its performance for 12 months of forecasts by three NCEP operational models are given.

  9. A Comparison of the Diabetes Risk Score in HIV/AIDS Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART and HAART-Naive Patients at the Limbe Regional Hospital, Cameroon.

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    Full Text Available Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART has been associated with dysglycaemia. However, there is scarce data on the risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM in HIV/AIDS patients in Africa.Primarily to quantify and compare the risk of having diabetes mellitus in HIV/AIDS patients on HAART and HAART-naïve patients in Limbe, Cameroon; and secondarily to determine if there is an association between HAART and increased DM risk.A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Limbe Regional Hospital HIV treatment center between April and June 2013, involving 200 HIV/AIDS patients (100 on first-line HAART regimens for at least 12 months matched by age and gender to 100 HAART-naïve patients. The Diabetes Risk Score (DRS was calculated using a clinically validated model based on routinely recorded primary care parameters. A DRS ≥ 7% was considered as indicative of an increased risk of developing DM.The median DRS was significantly higher in patients on HAART (2.30% than in HAART-naïve patients (1.62%, p = 0.002. The prevalence of the increased DM risk (DRS ≥ 7% was significantly higher in patients on HAART, 31% (95% CI: 22.13-41.03 than in HAART-naïve patients, 17% (95% CI: 10.23-25.82, p = 0.020. HAART was significantly associated with an increased DM risk, the odds ratio of the HAART group compared to the HAART-naïve group was 2.19 (95% CI: 1.12-4.30, p = 0.020. However, no association was found after adjusting for BMI-defined overweight, hypertension, age, sex, family history of DM and smoking (Odds ratio = 1.22, 95% CI: 0.42-3.59, p = 0.708. Higher BMI and hypertension accounted for the increased risk of DM in patients on HAART. Also, more than 82% of the participants were receiving or had ever used Zidovudine based HAART regimens.HIV/AIDS patients on HAART could be at a greater risk of having DM than HAART-naïve patients as a result of the effect of HAART on risk factors of DM such as BMI and blood pressure.

  10. Avaliação de um instrumento para classificação de pacientes pediátricos oncológicos

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    Este estudo teve como objetivos avaliar a reprodutibilidade interavaliadores do instrumento para a classificação de pacientes pediátricos portadores de câncer; verificar se o instrumento de classificação de pacientes é adequado a pacientes pediátricos portadores de câncer e elaborar uma proposta de modificação do instrumento, permitindo a adaptação para pacientes pediátricos oncológicos. Foram avaliados, na unidade de internação pediátrica de um Hospital de câncer, 34 pacientes pelas equipes ...

  11. PROPIEDADES PSICOMÉTRICAS DE UN INSTRUMENTO DE ACOSO CIBERNÉTICO EN ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS MEXICANOS

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    Mistli Guillermina López Pérez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo fue analizar la estructura factorial de la Escala de Victimización a través del teléfono móvil y de Internet en una muestra de 170 estudiantes universitarios de una institución educativa pública de Morelos (México de las facultades de psicología, medicina, derecho y administración. Se realizó un análisis factorial exploratorio y un análisis factorial confirmatorio, se analizó la confiabilidad de cada uno de los factores. El porcentaje de varianza total explicada fue de 43.48%. Se encontró un índice de confiabilidad aceptable tanto para el factor de teléfono móvil (.65 como para el de Internet (.63. Cinco reactivos presentaron dificultades en sus cargas factoriales, en su ubicación factorial o en ambos. El análisis factorial confirmatorio mostró un adecuado ajuste del modelo de dos factores con los índices SRMR = .05, RMSEA = .07, GFI = .97, CFI = .96, AGFI = .92 y NNFI = .92. La Escala de Victimización a través del teléfono móvil y de Internet puede ser empleada como un instrumento de medición válido y confiable en estudios mexicanos con estudiantes universitarios.

  12. Proposta de instrumento para avaliar conhecimento de jovens sobre métodos contraceptivos

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    Nancy Capretz Batista da Silva

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, as ocorrências de gravidez na adolescência têm gerado discussões e preocupação no âmbito da saúde pública. Visto que a associação com o uso inadequado de métodos contraceptivos é direta, torna-se essencial avaliar o conhecimento de adolescentes sobre tais métodos para intervir adequadamente. Este estudo realizou este levantamento e avaliou a eficácia de um questionário construído para medir tal conhecimento de estudantes do nível médio de uma cidade do interior de São Paulo. Foi encontrada falta de conhecimento adequado sobre os métodos contraceptivos (como são, uso, eficácia, indicação, independente do sexo e do tipo de escola. O instrumento apresentou níveis psicométricos satisfatórios, adequado para ser disponibilizado e os dados obtidos por meio dele mostram-se confiáveis. Sua utilização enquanto recurso técnico de avaliação poderá servir como apoio para a elaboração de intervenções que almejem maior conhecimento sobre métodos contraceptivos, sexo seguro e menores taxas de gravidez na adolescência.

  13. Bioindicadores ambientais: insetos como um instrumento desta avaliação

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    Marco Antonio de Oliveira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Atividades agrícolas, florestais e do setor imobiliário vêm, ao longo do tempo, modificando ambientes ecologicamente estruturados. As consequências são drásticas e, por isso, faz-se necessária a busca por ferramentas e instrumentos para diagnosticar e monitorar a diversidade biológica desses locais. Os insetos têm-se destacado como potenciais organismos bioindicadores e isso se deve ao fato de apresentarem grande capacidade perceptiva, no que se refere a alterações do meio ambiente, principalmente por seu apurado sistema sensorial, que lhes permite qualificar condições ambientais em determinadas situações e, ainda, quantificar danos causados ao meio. Um dos problemas que podem ser associados a este setor é a falta de padronização e definição de protocolos de coleta e avaliação da biodiversidade, para que esses resultados possam ser analisados e extrapolados para diferentes ambientes antropizados. Neste trabalho, é contextualizada a importância da entomofauna como bioindicadora, em ecossistemas.

  14. VALIDEZ Y CONFIABILIDAD DE UN INSTRUMENTO PARA MEDIR ADICCIÓN AL CIBERSEXO

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    Marco Antonio Pulido Rull

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta tres estudios que tuvieron por objetivo evaluar la validez y confiabilidad de la Escala de Adicción al Cibersexo ( ISST . En el primero de ellos, se evaluó la correlación entre la adic - ción y la satisfacción de pareja; en el segundo, la que hay entre la adicción al cibersexo, la ansiedad y la depresión, medidas estas últimas mediante las escalas de Beck, y en el último estudio, la correla - ción entre el ISST e instrumentos que miden la adicción a Internet ( CUPI y CAS . En los tres estudios se emplearon muestras no probabilísticas de estudiantes universitarios de la Ciudad de México. Los resultados del primer estudio mostraron una correlación inversa entre el ISST y la satisfacción de pareja; los del segundo, una correlación directa entre el ISST , el BAI y el BDI , y los del tercero, que el ISST , el CUPI y el CAS correlacionan de manera directa. Los resultados se discuten en términos de lo que sugieren la validez y la confiabilidad del ISST , y también en términos de su congruencia con los modelos contemporáneos que buscan explicar la adicción a las nuevas tecnologías.

  15. Aproximación diagnóstica de psicopatía mediante instrumento autoinformado

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    Elizabeth León Mayer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Dada la relevancia clínica y social que tiene la psicopatía, resulta útil contar con instrumentos autoinformados para la aproximación diagnóstica a la psicopatía. Objetivos: Evaluar la congruencia interna y la validez convergente del Self Report of Psychopathy-Short Form. Material y métodos: Se evaluaron 208 personas condenadas, alojadas en el Centro de Cumplimiento Penal de la Provincia de Los Andes, Chile. Se utilizaron el SRP-III-SF, el PCL-R y la HCR-20. Resultados: La distribución de valores del SRP-III-SF tuvo una media de 61,6 y fue normal. El Coeficiente de Alfa de Cronbach para el total fue 0,8 y para los factores 1, 2, 3 y 4 fue 0,7, 0, 4, 0,7 y 0,5, respectivamente. La correlación del SRP-III-SF con el PCL-R fue 0,4 (p = 0,01 y con HCR 20, 0,5 (p < 0,001. El riesgo de diagnóstico de psicopatía con el PCL-R aumentó en forma lineal para cada cuartil de la distribución del SRP-SF. El área bajo la curva ROC fue 0,66 (p = 0,05; 95% IC 0,5; 0,8.

  16. Fiabilidad del Instrumento de Evaluación Neuropsicológica Breve Neupsilin

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    Josiane Pawlowski

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación examinó la fiabilidad del Instrumento de Evaluación Neuropsicológica Breve Neupsilin, desarrollado en Brasil. Participaron 102 hombres y mujeres brasileños, de 18 a 40 años de edad. Se evaluó la fiabilidad del test-retest del Neupsilin y de la corrección, por distintos evaluadores, de la prueba para evaluación de apraxia constructiva. Se analizaron los datos con: el test de correlación de Spearman, el coeficiente de correlación intraclase y el coeficiente alpha de Cronbach. Las habilidades de lenguaje, memoria, praxias y funciones ejecutivas presentaron las más altas correlaciones para los resultados del test-retest. Se encontró una concordancia de moderada a alta entre los correctores de la tarea de praxia constructiva. Los resultados indicaron fiabilidad temporal para las tareas evaluadas por el Neupsilin y fiabilidad del corrector para la tarea praxia constructiva. Se presentan sugerencias para perfeccionar las tareas y mejorar la fiabilidad y la validez de la prueba.

  17. Crítica del acomodo razonable como instrumento jurídico del multiculturalismo

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    Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available   En el marco de las actuales sociedades multiculturales se hace necesario explorar vías de profundización democrática que permitan adaptar nuestros parámetros jurídicos tradicionales a la creciente y cambiante diversidad. El acomodo razonable se nos presenta como uno de los instrumentos jurídicos que puede adquirir un importante protagonismo en este proceso de pluralización democrática. Desde la experiencia canadiense y quebequesa del acomodo razonable debe plantearse la posibilidad de importar a Europa este modo de flexibilizar el ejercicio de los derechos fundamentales en atención a la diversidad cultural o identitaria. Esto implica plantear una crítica a su funcionalidad puesto que aún no se ha demostrado la eficacia general de la técnica del acomodo razonable aplicada a los distintos ámbitos de la identidad humana, religiosa o lingüística. 

  18. Crítica del acomodo razonable como instrumento jurídico del multiculturalismo

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    Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de las actuales sociedades multiculturales se hace necesario explorar vías de profundización democrática que permitan adaptar nuestros parámetros jurídicos tradicionales a la creciente y cambiante diversidad. El acomodo razonable se nos presenta como uno de los instrumentos jurídicos que puede adquirir un importante protagonismo en este proceso de pluralización democrática. Desde la experiencia canadiense y quebequesa del acomodo razonable debe plantearse la posibilidad de importar a Europa este modo de flexibilizar el ejercicio de los derechos fundamentales en atención a la diversidad cultural o identitaria. Esto implica plantear una crítica a su funcionalidad puesto que aún no se ha demostrado la eficacia general de la técnica del acomodo razonable aplicada a los distintos ámbitos de la identidad humana, religiosa o lingüística. 

  19. Means for the regulation of renewable energies; Instrumentos de regulacion para renovables

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    Peraza, Alejandro [Comision Reguladora de Energia, Mexico (Mexico)

    2007-06-15

    It is basically described in this presentation, those means used by the Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE) in order to control the distribution of the available renewable energies, as well as to show the modifications done to its contracts. Besides, there are described the most relevant information about the CRE's law. There are mentioned some of the changes done to some clauses of different contracts, among the contracts found here there can be: contract for the interconnection of renewable energies, contract for the interconnection for a small source of solar energy. [Spanish] En esta presentacion se describen primordialmente los instrumentos que la Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE) utiliza con el fin de reglamentar la distribucion de las diversas energias renovables disponibles, asi como mostrar las modificaciones que se han realizado en sus contratos. Ademas, se describen los principales aspectos de la Ley de la CRE. Asimismo, se mencionan algunas de las modificaciones que se les ha hecho a diversos contratos: Contrato de interconexion de renovables, contrato de interconexion para fuente de energia solar en pequena escala.

  20. Instrument of student assessment based on nursing managerial competences Instrumento de evaluación del alumno con base en las competencias gerenciales del enfermero Instrumento de avaliação do aluno com base nas competências gerenciais do enfermeiro

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    Daisy Maria Rizatto Tronchin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available When the students conclude the Curricular Training on Nursing Management discipline from the Professional Guidance Department at USP School of Nursing (EE-USP, they answer a self-assessment which scores from zero to ten the trainee program and a also participates in a group assessment, carried out by the professor and nurses from the units, practice fields. In this process, it was applied an instrument aiming at measuring students performance concerning managerial contents. With the purpose of accompanying students' background development according to the Pedagogical-Political Project by EE-USP, aiming at a meaningful learning that minimizes the theory/practice dichotomy, a new instrument was developed to assess students having nursing managerial competences as baseline. This study aims at describing the experience of building up an instrument for students assessment related to the nursing managerial competences. This paper has the purpose of reporting the following prognosticators: planning, decision-taking, supervision, human resource management, material resource management, information system, interpersonal relationship, responsibility, commitment and case study.Al concluir la disciplina Práctica Curricular de Administración en Enfermería del Departamento de Orientación Profesional de la Escuela de Enfermería de la USP (EE-USP, el alumno realiza una auto-evaluación atribuyendo notas de cero a diez a las prácticas y participa de la evaluación conjunta, realizada por el docente y enfermeros de las unidades, campos de práctica. En este proceso, era empleado un instrumento observando y midiendo el desempeño del alumno a partir de los contenidos de administración. Buscando acompañar la formación del alumno fundamentado en el Proyecto Político Pedagógico de la EE-USP, observando un aprendizaje significativo que minimice la dicotomía teoría/práctica fue elaborado un nuevo instrumento capaz de evaluar las competencias gerenciales

  1. Greek stroke score, Siriraj score and allen score in clinical diagnosis of intracerebral hemorrhage and infarct: Validation and comparison study

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    Soman Aamod

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To compare Greek stroke score with available previous two stroke scores for the diagnosis of cerebral ischemia and hemorrhage in acute stroke patients, and validate the Greek stroke score. SETTING: A tertiary hospital in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study acute stroke patients were evaluated with Greek stroke score, Allen score and Siriraj stroke score. Comparability (Kappa Statistics and validity (sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value and positive predictive value of the Greek stroke score and previous scores were tested. RESULT: Out of the 91 patients enrolled in the study, 47 patients had cerebral infarction and 44 patients had hemorrhage by CT scan. Allen score was uncertain / equivocal in 39 patients, Siriraj Stroke score in 22 and Greek stroke score in 47 patients. Sensitivity, Specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value for Allen score were 0.5(95% CI:0.34,0.58, 0.94(95% CI:0.86,0.98, 0.81(95% CI:0.56,0.95, 0.78(95% CI: 0.71,0.81 for Siriraj score were 0.75(95% CI: 0.63,0.84, 0.81(95% CI: 0.71,0.89, 0.77(95% CI: 0.65,0.86, 0.78(95% CI 0.69,0.86 and for Greek Score were 0.42(95% CI: 0.23,0.53, 0.93(95% CI: 0.87,0.98, 0.71(95% CI:0.39,0.91, 0.81(95% CI:0.75,0.85 respectively. Greek stroke score was compared with previous scores using kappa statistics which revealed substantial strength of agreement between the Allen Score for certain results. CONCLUSION: The overall comparability of Greek stroke score and Allen score was better as compared to Greek stroke score and Siriraj stroke score. Greek Stroke score was more specific in diagnosing hemorrhage as compared to Siriraj score. However, all these stroke scores lack accuracy hence could not be applied safely to guide the physician in management of stroke.

  2. Re-Scoring the Game’s Score

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    Gasselseder, Hans-Peter

    2014-01-01

    that a compatible integration of global and local goals in the ludonarrative contributes to a motivational-emotional reinforcement that can be gained through musical feedback. Shedding light on the implications of music dramaturgy within a semantic ecology paradigm, the perception of varying relational attributes......This study explores immersive presence as well as emotional valence and arousal in the context of dynamic and non-dynamic music scores in the 3rd person action-adventure video game genre while also considering relevant personality traits of the player. 60 subjects answered self......-report questionnaires of experiential states each time after playing the game 'Batman: Arkham City' in one of three randomized conditions accounting for [1] dynamic music, [2] non-dynamic music/low arousal potential and [3] non-dynamic music/high arousal potential, aiming to manipulate emotional arousal and structural...

  3. Score lists in multipartite hypertournaments

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    Pirzada, Shariefuddin; Iványi, Antal

    2010-01-01

    Given non-negative integers $n_{i}$ and $\\alpha_{i}$ with $0 \\leq \\alpha_{i} \\leq n_i$ $(i=1,2,...,k)$, an $[\\alpha_{1},\\alpha_{2},...,\\alpha_{k}]$-$k$-partite hypertournament on $\\sum_{1}^{k}n_{i}$ vertices is a $(k+1)$-tuple $(U_{1},U_{2},...,U_{k},E)$, where $U_{i}$ are $k$ vertex sets with $|U_{i}|=n_{i}$, and $E$ is a set of $\\sum_{1}^{k}\\alpha_{i}$-tuples of vertices, called arcs, with exactly $\\alpha_{i}$ vertices from $U_{i}$, such that any $\\sum_{1}^{k}\\alpha_{i}$ subset $\\cup_{1}^{k}U_{i}^{\\prime}$ of $\\cup_{1}^{k}U_{i}$, $E$ contains exactly one of the $(\\sum_{1}^{k} \\alpha_{i})!$ $\\sum_{1}^{k}\\alpha_{i}$-tuples whose entries belong to $\\cup_{1}^{k}U_{i}^{\\prime}$. We obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for $k$ lists of non-negative integers in non-decreasing order to be the losing score lists and to be the score lists of some $k$-partite hypertournament.

  4. Haemophilia Joint Health Score in healthy adults playing sports.

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    Sluiter, D; Foppen, W; de Kleijn, P; Fischer, K

    2014-03-01

    To evaluate outcome of prophylactic clotting factor replacement in children with haemophilia, the Haemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS) was developed aiming at scoring early joint changes in children aged 4-18. The HJHS has been used for adults on long-term prophylaxis but interpretation of small changes remains difficult. Some changes in these patients may be due to sports-related injuries. Evaluation of HJHS score in healthy adults playing sports could improve the interpretation of this score in haemophilic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the HJHS scores in a cohort of young, healthy men participating in sports. Concomitant with a project collecting MRI images of ankles and knees in normal young adults, HJHS scores were assessed in 30 healthy men aged 18-26, participating in sports one to three times per week. One physiotherapist assessed their clinical function using the HJHS 2.1. History of joint injuries was documented. MRI images were scored by a single radiologist, using the International Prophylaxis Study Group additive MRI score. Median age of the study group was 24.3 years (range 19.0-26.4) and median frequency of sports activities was three times per week (range 1-4). Six joints (five knees, one ankle) had a history of sports-related injury. The median overall HJHS score was 0 out of 124 (range 0-3), with 60% of subjects showing no abnormalities on HJHS. All joints were normal on MRI. These results suggest that frequent sports participation and related injuries are not related with abnormalities in HJHS scores.

  5. O Género Musical na Identidade dos Instrumentos: o Saxofone no séc. XX

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    Marques, Mário; Lopes, Eduardo

    2013-01-01

    Caraterísticas históricas e de ordem organológica fazem do saxofone um dos instrumentos musicais que melhor reflete idiossincrasias de género musical – em particular os géneros ‘clássico’ e jazz. Por outro lado, a capacidade do saxofone de ser manter ‘autêntico’ em cada género faz dele um instrumento privilegiado para integrar outros e ‘novos’ géneros musicais. Desta maneira, um estudo consciente da plasticidade técnica e de interpretação do saxofone será (deverá ser) também um estudo de vári...

  6. O uso dos equipamentos de proteção individual entre os trabalhadores de enfermagem acidentados com instrumentos perfurocortantes

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    Leila Maria Mansano Sarquis

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo analisou os acidentes de trabalho ocorridos com trabalhadores de enfermagem em um hospital público do interior de São Paulo. A amostra foi composta por todos os trabalhadores de enfermagem. Os resultados obtidos mostram a significativa freqüência de acidentes com instrumentos perfurocortantes. Nesse tipo de acidente, os mais altos foram encontrados na categoria auxiliar de enfermagem, o que mostra também que o trabalhador de enfermagem muitas vezes não utiliza o equipamento de proteção individual, mesmo que seja fornecido no local de trabalho. A manipulação de instrumentos perfurocortantes por profissionais dessa área mostra a grande exposição aos riscos biológicos e graves doenças. Esses resultados, evidenciam a necessidade de prevenir tais acidentes.

  7. La autopsia clínica como instrumento de calidad en el proceso asistencial y de investigación

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    Martín Polo, Rebeca

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo se centra en el estudio de la autopsia clínica como uno de los más valiosos instrumentos de calidad por cuanto mejora el razonamiento médico para futuros diagnósticos, tratamientos y prevención de enfermedades. La autopsia clínica está considerada por la comunidad científica y gestores hospitalarios como uno de los indicadores más importante de la calidad hospitalaria.

  8. Instrumentos para la evaluación de la sobrecarga del cuidador familiar de personas con demencia

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    África Martos Martínez

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available El envejecimiento poblacional en los países desarrollados es una realidad que ha dado paso al aumento de las enfermedades degenerativas, entre ellas la demencia. Los cambios que se producen en la demencia, suponen una perdida funcional que vuelve a la persona afectada más dependiente de los demás para el desempeño de las actividades, por lo que estas pasan a ser una función asumida por el cuidador. El proceso de convertirse en cuidador supone la aparición, en muchos casos de sobrecarga, esto es, la percepción que el cuidador tiene acerca de la influencia que el cuidado tiene sobre su salud, su vida social, personal y económica. La cuantificación del riesgo de agotamiento, debería ser un procedimiento común. Por ello, este estudio pretende realizar una revisión de los instrumentos de evaluación de la sobrecarga del cuidador familiar de la persona con demencia. El método que se siguió fue la recisión sistemática de las bases de datos Lilacs, ProQuest, PsycARTICLES y Dialnet Plus, tras la cual, se pasó a buscar la fuente primaria de los instrumentos utilizados en los estudios hallados. Así, se encontraron 4 instrumentos distintos y 6 versiones de estos. En 34 de los 42 estudios, fue utilizado como instrumento de evaluación de la sobrecarga la escala de Zarit (Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview o una versión o adaptación del mismo. Estos resultados indican que la preferencia por esta escala para la evaluación de la sobrecarga en los cuidadores, es un continuo que no ha variado desde los años 90.

  9. El uso de instrumentos de evaluación de riesgo de violencia en Argentina y Chile

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    Jay P. Singh

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En las últimas décadas hubo importantes avances científicos en la sistematización de la evaluación del riesgo de violencia, pero esas contribuciones no se implementan de manera rápida ni uniforme en la práctica latinoamericana. Objetivos: Describir qué instrumentos de evaluación de riesgo de violencia se utilizan en Chile y Argentina, y qué características tiene esa práctica profesional. Material y método: Se realizó una encuesta a través de la web, a profesionales relacionados con la salud mental registrados en listas nacionales e internacionales de 17 países, entre septiembre y diciembre del 2012. En el estudio se informan resultados de 46 respondientes de Chile y Argentina. Resultados: El 78% de los psiquiatras, el 93% de los psicólogos y el 100% de los trabajadores sociales utilizaron instrumentos para ERV; la amplia mayoría los consideró relativamente útiles. Los instrumentos más utilizados fueron HCR-20, PCL-R y PCL-SV.

  10. Encaje mínimo legal: Su efectividad como instrumento de control monetario en Costa Rica, 1988-1995

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    Ivannia Solano Chacón

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años la política monetaria en Costa Rica ha descansado fundamentalmente en las Operaciones de Mercado Abierto (OMA y el Encaje Mínimo Legal (EML. Sin embargo, en razón de la naturaleza y magnitud de las pérdidas que enfrenta el BCCR, existe un alto grado de inflexibilidad en el uso de ambos instrumentos.A pesar de que en el plano internacional la tendencia es a reducir o eliminar del todo los requisitos de encaje, este instrumento sigue siendo ampliamente utilizado en Costa Rica. No obstante, con la nueva Ley Orgánica del BCCR (Ley 7558 vigente a partir del 27 de noviembre de 1995 se modifica la aplicación y cobertura del encaje mínimo legal. En efecto, se reducirán las tasas y modo de empleo de tal instrumento, contando el BCCR con 4 años a partir de la aprobación de su nueva Ley Orgánica para reducir el encaje mínimo legal hasta un 15%, porcentaje a ser aplicado a todos los tipos de depósitos. Por otra parte, la cobertura del encaje se extenderá no solo a todas las captaciones del público que impliquen intermediación financiera, tales como: los OPAB, fideicomisos, comisiones de confianza, sino a otros intermediarios que anteriormente no estaban regulados.

  11. Los instrumentos de preadhesión (IPA: una puerta abierta de la Unión Europea

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    Walfa Constanza Téllez

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El instrumento de preadhesión se ha convertido en el mecanismo jurídico y formal que deben surtir los países interesados en ingresar y ser parte de la Unión Europea (UE. En ese sentido, su existencia y cumplimiento constituyen el paso obligado para que los Estados accedan a la Unión. El abanico de requisitos y condiciones establecidos en este instrumento ponen de manifiesto el interés particular de la UE de evidenciar, en los Estados aspirantes, su ideal de democracia mediante aspectos importantes como el fortalecimiento institucional, el bienestar social, el desarrollo económico, la cooperación transfronteriza, el respeto de los derechos humanos y la consolidación de la participación ciudadana. En este orden de ideas, el presente artículo explica las principales características de este instrumento y reflexiona sobre su efectividad en términos del eje democrático europeo.

  12. Construcción y validación de un instrumento para medir las competencias ciudadanas en estudiantes universitarios

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    Elizabeth Zambrano Ojeda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de esta investigación fue construir y validar un instrumento para medir las competencias ciudadanas en estudiantes universitarios. Se hizo la construcción del instrumento tomando como referencia las Pruebas Saber de Competencias Ciudadanas de los años 2003-2005 y los estándares de Competencias Ciudadanas del Ministerio de Educación Nacional (MEN de la República de Colombia. Este instrumento se estructuró en cinco componentes distribuidos en conocimientos (ciudadanos y competencias (comunicativas, emocionales, cognitivas e integradoras. Las competencias se subdividen en: ambientes democráticos, empatía, emociones, pensamiento crítico, consideración de consecuencias, y acciones y actitudes. Se evaluaron tres tipos de validez. Validez de contenido: haciendo uso de la bibliografía relacionada, la valoración de un par académico y las recomendaciones de los expertos en elaboración de cuestionarios; validez de constructo: utilizando el análisis factorial; y la validez de consistencia y confiabilidad: utilizando el método Alfa de Cronbach, el cual arrojó 0.75, un nivel de consistencia interna bueno.

  13. Diseño de un instrumento para caracterizar la cultura organizacional de una empresa del Estado

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    Claudia Cecilia Medina Rincón

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo la autora expone los resultados de la investigación que buscó proponer un instrumento que permite caracterizar la cultura organizacional de una empresa del sector público; el instrumento diseñado en forma de encuesta considera cuatro categorías para acercarse a la cultura organizacional que son estructura organizacional, clima organizacional, valores y comunicación y consta de 155 preguntas distribuidas de la siguiente manera: 144 preguntas con cuatro posibilidades de respuesta (siempre, periódicamente, muy de vez en cuando, nunca; seis preguntas abiertas para cada una de las variables (excepto comunicación que permiten complementar la información obtenida en las 144 preguntas cerradas y por último se hacen otras cinco preguntas con opción múltiple de respuesta. El estudio se basa en una revisión teórica sobre diferentes planteamientos que existen acerca de la cultura organizacional, las diversas categorías que permiten caracterizarla y las conclusiones a las que se llegó con base en la información obtenida en la aplicación de la prueba piloto del instrumento a 20 funcionarios de la empresa estudiada.

  14. La medición de la calidad: un instrumento para la gestión de las empresas de servicios

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    [ES] Este trabajo desarrolla una metodologÍa para la construcción de una escala de actitud, un instrumento de gran utilidad para medir la calidad percibida por los clientes de las empresas de servicios

  15. Development of the Crohn's disease digestive damage score, the Lémann score

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    Pariente, Benjamin; Cosnes, Jacques; Danese, Silvio;

    2011-01-01

    Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic progressive destructive disease. Currently available instruments measure disease activity at a specific point in time. An instrument to measure cumulative structural damage to the bowel, which may predict long-term disability, is needed. The aim of this article...... is to outline the methods to develop an instrument that can measure cumulative bowel damage. The project is being conducted by the International Program to develop New Indexes in Crohn's disease (IPNIC) group. This instrument, called the Crohn's Disease Digestive Damage Score (the Lémann score), should take...... tomography or magnetic resonance imaging enterography, and colonoscopy) will be used. A total of 24 centers from 15 countries will be involved in a cross-sectional study, which will include up to 240 patients with stratification according to disease location and duration. At least 120 additional patients...

  16. Red urbana, instrumento de equidad, cohesión y desarrollo

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    Full Text Available Este documento busca la definición de orientaciones estratégicas que transformen el sistema urbano portugués en un instrumento eficiente de equidad territorial, cohesión nacional y desarrollo sustentable. El texto se estructura en cuatro partes: En la primera parte se reconoce el "regreso de la ciudad" como factor esencial para la construcción de la actual sociedad cognitiva, hilándose algunas consideraciones sobre la polarización geográfica que inevitablemente se asocia a esta tendencia. En la segunda parte se identifican las principales modificaciones recientes operadas en la morfología de los sistemas urbanos, subrayándose las amenazas y las oportunidades creadas, además del impacto de esas transformaciones sobre el modo como se piensa hoy se debe actuar sobre los sistemas urbanos. En la tercera parte se registran los objetivos que deben ser ambicionados en una óptica de transformación de los sistemas urbanos en tanto que instrumento de desarrollo. Finalmente, en la última parte, se sintetizan los resultados de algunos estudios recientes sobre la red urbana portuguesa y, con base en la comparación de esos resultados con las observaciones efectuadas en los capítulos anteriores, se sugieren las orientaciones que deberían ser tomadas en consideración si se quiere que el título de este texto se transforme en realidadThis document searches for a definition of strategic guidelines that transform the Portuguese urban system into an efficient instrument for territorial equity, national cohesion and sustainable development. The text is made up of four parts. In the first part, the "return of the City" is acknowledged as an essential factor for the construction of the current cognitive society, making some considerations about geographical polarisation which inevitably is associated with this tendency. In the second part, the main modifications that recently have taken place in the morphology of the urban system are identified

  17. Flexibilidade como Direcionador de Uso dos Instrumentos de Derivativos no Brasil

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho buscou investigar a possível influência de fato- res na utlização dos instrumentos de derivativos. Em parti- cular, a pesquisa procurou analisar se percepções sobre sub- tipos de flexibilidade de produto (flexibilidade de cláusulas, flexibilidade de proteção, flexibilidade de estrutura e flexibili- dade de anonimato podem estar associados à freqüência de uso de derivativos. A partir de uma amostra de 102 profissi- onais da área financeira, respondentes de um questionário, foram realizadas análises para testar as hipóteses da pesquisa. Considerando a análise de regressão utilizada, apesar de os resultados não serem significativos do ponto de vista estatís- tico, sugerem que, com relação aos contratos de swaps, a flexibilidade das cláusulas é mais relevante na freqüência de uso. De maneira análoga, para os contratos a termo, a flexibi- lidade de proteção parece constituir fator mais relevante. Com relação aos contratos futuros, as flexibilidades de cláu- sula e de proteção surgem com coeficientes diferentes de zero na regressão dando indícios da influência destes sub-tipos de flexibilidade na freqüência de utilização do derivativo. Final- mente, para os contratos de opções, não se observou relacio- namento adequado entre sub-tipos de flexibilidade de pro- duto e o seu grau de utilização. Uma possível causa pode ser a complexidade destes instrumentos que torna menos freqüente sua utilização, mesmo tendo diversas características de flexibilidade. Dadas as limitações metodológicas do estu- do como, por exemplo, baixo número de observações na amostra e violações dos dados às premissas das técnicas estatísticas, os resultados não podem ser generalizados. Apesar das limitações, a pesquisa abordou o tema sob uma perspectiva, dentro da literatura sobre uso de derivativos, pouco explorada. Outros estudos comumente analisam o porte da empresa, o segmento de atuação, o nível de

  18. Los atlas como instrumentos para la toma de decisiones a nivel regional en salud

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    Miguel González

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este documento es exponer la forma en que los llamados Atlas en Salud se han de convertir en instrumentos para el fomento, la democratización y el derecho a la información pública en salud gracias a la aplicación de las nuevas Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. Creemos que al igual que ha sido en épocas anteriores, esta herramienta apoya una toma de decisiones mejor contextualizada y focalizada, no sólo del sector de la salud pública sino también en sectores afines. Con ello se pretende responder a las crecientes peticiones sobre información generadas por varios organismos públicos y privados, pero principalmente, por la Secretaría de Salud de Jalisco, México, la cual es la institución que norma y dirige las decisiones en el ramo. Se trata de vincular, en un sólo espacio comunicativo, datos e información relevantes por medio de una plataforma de acceso a través de Internet. Para ello se está realizando el proyecto titulado Atlas de Salud del Estado de Jalisco, que ha sido financiado por el Consejo Estatal de Ciencia y Tecnología de Jalisco, a través del Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, dependencia de la Universidad de Guadalajara.

  19. El control constitucional como instrumento de intervención económica

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    Edgar Andrés Quiroga Natale

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como objetivoprincipal contribuir al debate académico que se ha suscitado en torno al Control Constitucional a la Economía, tema que ha generado sin número de tensiones entre economistas y abogados debido a la falta de encuentro disciplinar en tratándose de temas económicos sujetos a la revisión judicial; divergencias que tienen como natural epicentro la utilización de un lenguaje y asignación de significados diferente para referirse al mismo objeto de estudio y concomitante a ello, la implementación de metodologías opuestas (y en ocasiones excluyentes para resolver el problema. sin embargo, a pesar de la gran distancia que desde lo material –sustantivo existe entre ambas disciplinas, se pretende demostrar que desde la utilización de instrumentos procedimentales (como la roporcionalidad es posible no solo conciliar algunas de las referenciadas diferencias, sino dar un paso en la consolidación de decisiones judiciales eficientes en términos de asignación y equitativas en términos de distribución. Para llevar a cabo el análisis propuesto, el presente estudio ha de dividirse etodológicamente en tres acápites a saber: (i Una reflexión introductoria respecto de las diferencias en el lenguaje disciplinar; (ii Una descripción general en torno al concepto, estructura y ámbito de aplicación del control constitucional; (iii por último, se abordará el estudio del principio de proporcionalidad desde la metodología del análisis económico del derecho.

  20. Controladuría como Instrumento de Gobernanza en el Sector Público

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    Márcia Martins Mendes De Luca

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    Full Text Available La Controladuría es considerada un instrumento de Gobernanza Corporativa, en la medida en que puede contribuir para la reducción de la asimetría informacional y de conflictos de intereses, derivados de los problemas de agencia entre propietarios y gestores de las organizaciones, por medio de la puesta a disposición de informaciones que posibiliten la evaluación de la entidad y la verificación del alcance de sus objetivos. La transparencia y la accountability son pilares básicos tanto de la Gobernanza Corporativa como de la Controladuría. El Comité del Sector Público (PSC de la Federación Internacional de Contadores (IFAC desarrolló un estudio sobre gobernanza para el contexto público, teniendo en cuenta que los principios de gobernanza deberían estar presentes en las entidades públicas reflejados en cuatro dimensiones, dos de las cuales se refieren al control y a la puesta a disposición de informes externos Federación Internacional de los Contadores [IFAC] (2001. La presente pesquisa tiene como principal objetivo identificar qué informaciones puestas a disposición por la Controladuría General de la Unión (CGU, en su portal electrónico, atienden al tipo y al contenido de las recomendaciones de la IFAC referentes al control y a los informes externos, en tanto dimensiones de gobernanza en el sector público. Por medio de pesquisa bibliográfica y documental, fue constatado que solamente las informaciones referentes a los informes presupuestarios y financieros atienden al tipo y al contenido recomendado por la IFAC. La pesquisa reveló asimismo que informaciones relacionadas a la auditoría interna y a la prestación de cuentas anual del Gobierno contemplan parcialmente el contenido recomendado por la IFAC.

  1. Inqueritos populacionais como instrumentos de gestao e os modelos de atencao a saude

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    Flavia Reis de Andrade

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    Full Text Available O artigo faz uma breve sistematização dos modelos de atenção em saúde, enfatiza o papel do inquérito populacional como instrumento de gestão e analisa o caso específico da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde Bucal (SBBrasil 2010, ressaltando a sua contribuição no processo de consolidação de modelos de atenção compatíveis com os princípios do Sistema Único de Saúde. Ainda que no plano legal o Sistema Único de Saúde corresponda a um modelo de atenção em saúde, no plano concreto das políticas públicas e das ações, o sistema dá origem a um modelo que resulta não de textos jurídicos nem de formulações teóricas, mas da práxis dos agentes envolvidos. Considerando que a gestão do cotidiano em saúde é um espaço privilegiado e prioritário para a produção e consolidação dos modelos de atenção à saúde, é necessário estimular e apoiar o desenvolvimento de competências técnicas e operacionais diferentes daquelas necessárias à gerência dos cuidados relacionados às demandas individuais.

  2. Interpretation of Quality-of-Life Scores

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    Chren, Mary-Margaret

    2010-01-01

    Patients’ reports of their experience with illness are a key health outcome, but scores that measure these reports can be difficult to interpret. Skindex-29 measures skin-related quality of life reliably and validly. In this issue, Prinsen and colleagues compare patients’ responses to “anchor” questions with their Skindex scores to derive clinically meaningful scores for the subscales of Skindex-29. The cutoff scores identify patients whose skin diseases severely affect their quality of life....

  3. A Diet Score Assessing Norwegian Adolescents' Adherence to Dietary Recommendations-Development and Test-Retest Reproducibility of the Score.

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    Handeland, Katina; Kjellevold, Marian; Wik Markhus, Maria; Eide Graff, Ingvild; Frøyland, Livar; Lie, Øyvind; Skotheim, Siv; Stormark, Kjell Morten; Dahl, Lisbeth; Øyen, Jannike

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    Assessment of adolescents' dietary habits is challenging. Reliable instruments to monitor dietary trends are required to promote healthier behaviours in this group. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess adolescents' adherence to Norwegian dietary recommendations with a diet score and to report results from, and test-retest reliability of, the score. The diet score involved seven food groups and one physical activity indicator, and was applied to answers from a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) administered twice. Reproducibility of the score was assessed with Cohen's Kappa (κ statistics) at an interval of three months. The setting was eight lower-secondary schools in Hordaland County, Norway, and subjects were adolescents (n = 472) aged 14-15 years and their caregivers. Results showed that the proportion of adolescents consistently classified by the diet score was 87.6% (κ = 0.465). For food groups, proportions ranged from 74.0% to 91.6% (κ = 0.249 to κ = 0.573). Less than 40% of the participants were found to adhere to recommendations for frequencies of eating fruits, vegetables, added sugar, and fish. Highest compliance to recommendations was seen for choosing water as beverage and limit the intake of red meat. The score was associated with parental socioeconomic status. The diet score was found to be reproducible at an acceptable level. Health promoting work targeting adolescents should emphasize to increase the intake of recommended foods to approach nutritional guidelines. PMID:27483312

  4. Developing Score Reports for Cognitive Diagnostic Assessments

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    Roberts, Mary Roduta; Gierl, Mark J.

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a framework to provide a structured approach for developing score reports for cognitive diagnostic assessments ("CDAs"). Guidelines for reporting and presenting diagnostic scores are based on a review of current educational test score reporting practices and literature from the area of information design. A sample diagnostic…

  5. "Score Choice": A Tempest in a Teapot?

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    Hoover, Eric

    2009-01-01

    A new option that allows students to choose which of their test scores to send to colleges has generated renewed criticism of the College Board. College Board officials tout the option, called Score Choice, as a way to ease test taker anxiety. Some prominent admissions officials have publicly described Score Choice as a sales tactic that will…

  6. Validation of Automated Scoring of Science Assessments

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    Liu, Ou Lydia; Rios, Joseph A.; Heilman, Michael; Gerard, Libby; Linn, Marcia C.

    2016-01-01

    Constructed response items can both measure the coherence of student ideas and serve as reflective experiences to strengthen instruction. We report on new automated scoring technologies that can reduce the cost and complexity of scoring constructed-response items. This study explored the accuracy of c-rater-ML, an automated scoring engine…

  7. Discrimination ability of the Energy score

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    Pinson, Pierre; Tastu, Julija

    Research on generating and verification of multivariate probabilistic forecasts has gained increased interest over the last few years. Emphasis is placed here on the evaluation of forecast quality with the Energy score, which is based on a quadratic scoring rule. While this score may be seen...

  8. Credit Scores, Race, and Residential Sorting

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    Nelson, Ashlyn Aiko

    2010-01-01

    Credit scores have a profound impact on home purchasing power and mortgage pricing, yet little is known about how credit scores influence households' residential location decisions. This study estimates the effects of credit scores on residential sorting behavior using a novel mortgage industry data set combining household demographic, credit, and…

  9. The Efficiency of Tennis Doubles Scoring Systems

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    Geoff Pollard; Graham Pollard

    2010-01-01

    In this paper a family of scoring systems for tennis doubles for testing the hypothesis that pair A is better than pair B versus the alternative hypothesis that pair B is better than A, is established. This family or benchmark of scoring systems can be used as a benchmark against which the efficiency of any doubles scoring system can be assessed. Thus, the formula for the efficiency of any doubles scoring system is derived. As in tennis singles, one scoring system based on the play-the-loser ...

  10. Committee Opinion No. 644: The Apgar Score.

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    The Apgar score provides an accepted and convenient method for reporting the status of the newborn infant immediately after birth and the response to resuscitation if needed. The Apgar score alone cannot be considered to be evidence of or a consequence of asphyxia, does not predict individual neonatal mortality or neurologic outcome, and should not be used for that purpose. An Apgar score assigned during a resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists encourage use of an expanded Apgar score reporting form that accounts for concurrent resuscitative interventions.

  11. Test–retest reliability of the Disease Activity Score 28 CRP (DAS28-CRP), the Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) and the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) in rheumatoid arthritis when based on patient self-assessment of tender and swollen joints

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    Heegaard, Cecilie; Dreyer, Lene; Egsmose, Charlotte;

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    and physician-derived scores. Thirty out-clinic RA patients with stable disease were included. A joint count was performed two times 1 week apart by the patient and by an experienced physician. Test-retest reliability was expressed as the least significant difference (LSD), as the LSD in percent of the mean...... score (%LSD) and as intra-individual coefficients of variation (CVi). Mean scores based on physician vs. patient joint counts (visit 1) were: DAS28-CRP(4v) 3.5 ± 1.0 vs. 3.6 ± 1.1 (not significant (NS)), DAS28-CRP(3v) 3.4 ± 0.9 vs. 3.5 ± 0.9 (NS), SDAI 14.2 ± 9.4 vs.14.1 ± 9.4 (NS) and CDAI 13.4 ± 9.......3 vs. 13.3 ± 9.4 (NS). The LSDs (%LSD) for duplicate assessments of patient-derived scores (visit 2 vs. 1) were: DAS28-CRP(4v) 0.8 (23.2), DAS28-CRP(3v) 0.9 (25.2), SDAI 8.3 (59.9) and CDAI 8.4 (63.8). Similar LSDs were found for differences between duplicate assessments of physician-derived scores...

  12. A Escala de Comportamento Ecológico: desenvolvimento e validação de um instrumento de medida Ecological Behavior Scale: validation of an instrument

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    Claudia Marcia Lyra Pato

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O interesse por estudos sobre as relações entre o homem e o meio ambiente tem sido cada vez maior. Entretanto, aqueles dedicados à investigação da complexidade do fenômeno comportamental associado ao meio ambiente são recentes. A inexistência de instrumento para medir o comportamento ecológico adequado à realidade brasileira, que permita a compreensão desse fenômeno em nosso contexto sociocultural, destaca a importância e a necessidade de se construírem instrumentos confiáveis e adequados ao estudo dessa temática no Brasil. Este trabalho descreve a elaboração e a validação da Escala de Comportamento Ecológico (ECE no contexto brasileiro. A amostra consistiu em 234 estudantes de ensino universitário e médio, com média de idade de 20,5 anos, sendo 142 mulheres e 88 homens (4 não indicaram seu gênero. Os resultados apontaram para a multidimensionalidade do comportamento ecológico. Os quatro fatores específicos foram ativismo-consumo, economia de água e de energia, limpeza urbana e reciclagem.Interest in studies about the relationship between human beings and the environment has continuously increased. Nevertheless, studies concerning the investigation of the complexity of behavior phenomenon linked to environment are recent. The lack of instruments to measure ecological behavior in the Brazilian context, in order to understand this phenomenon in the social and cultural framework of the country, highlights the importance and need to establish reliable and suitable instruments for the study of this subject in Brazil. This paper describes the development and validation of the Ecological Behavior Scale (EBS for use within the Brazilian context. The study involved 234 high school and university students (142 female and 88 male and 4 missing; average age equals 20.5. The results point to the multidimensionality of ecological behavior. The four factors found were activism-consume, water and energy saving, urban cleanliness

  13. Controladoria como Instrumento de Governança no Setor Público

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    Mônica Clark Nunes Cavalcante

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    Full Text Available A Controladoria é considerada um instrumento de Governança Corporativa, na medida em que pode contribuir para a redução da assimetria informacional e de conflitos de interesses, decorrentes dos problemas de agência entre proprietários e gestores das organizações, por meio da disponibilização de informações que possibilitem a avaliação da entidade e a verificação do alcance dos seus objetivos. A transparência e a accountability são pilares básicos tanto da Governança Corporativa quanto da Controladoria. O Comitê do Setor Público (PSC da Federação Internacional de Contadores (IFAC desenvolveu estudo sobre governança para o contexto público, levando em conta que os princípios de governança deveriam estar presentes nas entidades públicas refletidos em quatro dimensões, duas das quais se referem ao controle e à disponibilização de relatórios externos Federação Internacional dos Contadores [IFAC] (2001. A presente pesquisa tem como principal objetivo identificar quais informações disponibilizadas pela Controladoria Geral da União (CGU, em seu portal eletrônico, atendem ao tipo e ao conteúdo das recomendações da IFAC referentes ao controle e aos relatórios externos, enquanto dimensões de governança no setor público. Por meio de pesquisa bibliográfica e documental, constatou-se que apenas as informações referentes aos relatórios orçamentários e financeiros atendem ao tipo e ao conteúdo recomendado pela IFAC. A pesquisa revelou ainda que informações relacionadas à auditoria interna e à prestação de contas anual do Governo contemplam parcialmente o conteúdo recomendado pela IFAC.

  14. INSTRUMENTO PARA EVALUAR EL NIVEL DE SATISFACCIÓN EN LOS USUARIOS DE LOS SERVICIOS ASISTENCIALES

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    Yamilé Amaya Rodríguez

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    El presente trabajo constituye un resultado parcial de la investigación conjunta que se lleva a cabo entre el Centro de Estudios de Técnicas de Dirección (CETDIR y el Hospital Pediátrico Universitario “William Soler”, cuyo objetivo general consiste en proyectar e implantar un proceso de transformación organizacional con un enfoque de Dirección Estratégica Integrada en el Hospital, para contribuir a alcanzar un alto desempeño en términos de satisfacción de las necesidades sociales y eficiencia hacia una medicina de excelencia.

    El instrumento fue aplicado en los Servicios de Urgencias y Cirugía General: las dimensiones de calidad del servicio a las que los usuarios otorgaron mayor importancia fueron seguridad y fiabilidad. Las dimensiones de calidad del servicio en las que los usuarios reportaron menor nivel de satisfacción fueron: elementos tangibles y capacidad de respuesta. El 91.75% de los usuarios en el Servicio de Urgencias y el 98.96% de los usuarios en el Servicio de Cirugía General encuestados, expresaron estar satisfechos de forma general con los servicios recibidos, y esto se debe a que las dimensiones de calidad que los usuarios le atribuyeron mayor importancia coinciden con que son las dimensiones que presentan mayor nivel de satisfacción.

  15. Regulação emocional: a construção de um instrumento e resultados iniciais Regulación emocional: construcción de un instrumento y resultados preliminares Emotional regulation: the construction of an instrument and preliminary results

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    Miriam Cruvinel; Evely Boruchovitch

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    Este estudo descreve os passos da construção de um instrumento qualitativo para investigar estratégias de regulação emocional de estudantes brasileiros e relata os resultados iniciais obtidos com a aplicação do instrumento. Participaram 54 alunos de 3ª e 4ª séries de uma escola pública de Campinas. O instrumento é composto por uma entrevista com 24 questões relativas a quatro emoções: tristeza, raiva, medo e alegria, e oito pranchas com figuras de crianças expressando cada emoção investigada....

  16. Relationship between Praxis 1 Scores and SAT/ACT Scores: A Correlational Study

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    Saravanabhavan, Sheila; Jones, Enid B.; Wilson, Carolyn H.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to test the premise that there is a significant correlation between Praxis1 scores and SAT scores among African American students who are applying for admission into the teacher education program. Data for the study included the Praxis 1 (reading, writing and math) scores and SAT (reading, writing and math) scores of…

  17. Combination of scoring schemes for protein docking

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    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Docking algorithms are developed to predict in which orientation two proteins are likely to bind under natural conditions. The currently used methods usually consist of a sampling step followed by a scoring step. We developed a weighted geometric correlation based on optimised atom specific weighting factors and combined them with our previously published amino acid specific scoring and with a comprehensive SVM-based scoring function. Results The scoring with the atom specific weighting factors yields better results than the amino acid specific scoring. In combination with SVM-based scoring functions the percentage of complexes for which a near native structure can be predicted within the top 100 ranks increased from 14% with the geometric scoring to 54% with the combination of all scoring functions. Especially for the enzyme-inhibitor complexes the results of the ranking are excellent. For half of these complexes a near-native structure can be predicted within the first 10 proposed structures and for more than 86% of all enzyme-inhibitor complexes within the first 50 predicted structures. Conclusion We were able to develop a combination of different scoring schemes which considers a series of previously described and some new scoring criteria yielding a remarkable improvement of prediction quality.

  18. DESARROLLO DE UN INSTRUMENTO VIRTUAL PARA EL BALANCEAMIENTO DINAMICO DE ROTORES DEVELOPMENT OF A VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT FOR ROTOR DYNAMICS BALANCING

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    Edgar Estupiñán P

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo resalta la importancia del balanceamiento de rotores como principal herramienta dentro de las tareas correctivas del mantenimiento predictivo, con el fin de que se reduzcan las vibraciones y sus efectos secundarios en las máquinas rotatorias. Se ha desarrollado un instrumento virtual para el balanceamiento dinámico de rotores, basado en un sistema de adquisición de datos (SAD. El instrumento tiene incluidos todos los cálculos necesarios para balancear rotores en un plano y en dos planos, a partir de la medición de los datos de vibración, utilizando el procedimiento de los coeficientes de influencia o utilizando un procedimiento de medición sin fase. También se ha incluido un módulo para determinar la severidad vibratoria del rotor y un módulo de análisis de vibraciones, que incluye análisis espectral y de la forma de onda. Este instrumento virtual es una herramienta útil para el balanceamiento de rotores en laboratorio así como también en la industria.This article highlights the importance of rotor balancing like the most important corrective action included in a predictive maintenance program, whose main objective is reducing the vibrations level and its secondary effect in rotary machines. A virtual instrument, based in a data acquisition system has been developed for rotor balancing. With this instrument it is possible to balance rotors in a single or two-plane, using the influence coefficient method or a no phase method. Also the instrument includes a function to determine the vibration severity and a function of vibration analysis with spectral and waveform analysis included. This virtual instrument is useful for rotor balancing in the laboratory as well as in the industry.

  19. Competencia digital en la educación superior: instrumentos de evaluación y nuevos entornos.

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    Francesc Esteve Mon

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El rápido avance de la sociedad, la información y el conocimiento exige nuevas habilidades y competencias, así como sugiere nuevos escenarios y entornos de formación. La competencia digital, entendida, no sólo como las habilidades, conocimientos y actitudes hacia con las tecnologías de información y comunicación TIC, sino también por su aplicación efectiva y crítica frente a un propósito determinado configura una de las principales competencias clave del siglo XXI. Sin embargo, los instrumentos existentes para su desarrollo y evaluación no siempre cubren todas las áreas o dimensiones de estas competencias, por lo cual resulta esencial explorar nuevos entornos y estrategias que den respuesta a esta demanda. En el presente artículo, se parte de una definición de competencia digital que engloba diferentes alfabetizaciones para así, analizar la diversidad de instrumentos para su evaluación de las cuales, se mencionan el Inventario de Competencias TIC (Incotic, el Instant Digital Competence Assessment (iDCA, el International Computer Driving License (ICDL, el apartado TIC del Programa Internacional para la Evaluación de Estudiantes (PISA, y el instrumento iSkills Assessment. Finalmente, se describe una experiencia piloto llevada a cabo en una universidad española para el uso de los entornos de simulación 3D en la evaluación de la competencia digital. Una tecnología que permite simular la realidad a través de la acción y evaluar tal competencia mediante el uso y la operatividad de indicadores internacionales como los de National Educational Technology Standards (NETS de la International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE

  20. Correlação dos índices de atividade da artrite reumatoide (Disease Activity Score 28 medidos com VHS, PCR, Simplified Disease Activity Index e Clinical Disease Activity Index e concordância dos estados de atividade da doença com vários pontos de corte numa população do nordeste brasileiro

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    Full Text Available Resumo Introdução: O Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28 e versões têm sido usados para medir atividade da artrite reumatoide (AR, mas não existe consenso sobre qual é o melhor. Objetivos: Determinar a correlação entre os índices (DAS28 VHS, DAS28 PCR, SDAI e CDAI e avaliar a concordância dos estratos de atividade com o uso de diferentes pontos de corte. Métodos: Pacientes com artrite reumatoide foram avaliados transversalmente com coleta de dados para cálculo do DAS28 (VHS e PCR, SDAI e CDAI, com o uso de pontos de cortes diferentes para definição de remissão, atividade leve, moderada e alta. Correlações de Pearson foram calculadas para medidas contínuas e concordância (teste de kappa para os estratos (remissão, atividade leve, moderada e alta. Resultados: De 111 pacientes incluídos, 108 foram mulheres, média de 55,6 anos, tempo de doença de 11 anos. DAS28 (VHS foi significantemente maior do que DAS28 (PCR (4 vs. 3,5; p < 0,001 e os valores permaneceram maiores após estratificação por idade, sexo, tempo doença, fator reumatoide e HAQ. Correlações entre índices variaram de 0,84 a 0,99, com melhor correlação entre SDAI e CDAI. Concordâncias entre estratos de atividade variaram de 46,8% a 95,8%. DAS28 (PCR com ponto de corte para remissão de 2,3 subestimou atividade da doença em 45,8% quando comparado com DAS28 (VHS. SDAI e CDAI apresentaram concordância de 95,8%. Os quatro índices mostraram associação com tempo de doença e HAQ. Conclusões: Embora os índices de atividade apresentem boa correlação, mostram discrepâncias nos estratos de atividade. Tornam-se necessários mais estudos para definir melhor índice e melhores pontos de corte.

  1. Sensores de fibra óptica como instrumentos de monitorización en estructuras en condiciones de servicio

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    Martínez Hergueta, Francisca

    2011-01-01

    El objeto del proyecto SMAFO es identificar los potenciales beneficios de los sensores de fibra óptica como instrumentos de monitorización de cargas durante el vuelo del lanzador Ariane v5 y demostrar su fiabilidad de funcionamiento en las condiciones de servicio. De este programa se espera obtener unos resultados concluyentes sobre el comportamiento de los sistemas ópticos para medir parámetros como deformación, temperatura, presión y aceleración. También se pretende definir su cableado, sus...

  2. El portafolio como instrumento en la evaluación de un programa de formación docente

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    Cisneros Cohernour, Edith J.; Pech, Silvia J.; Aguilar, Zulema N.

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta los resultados de un estudio que utilizó el portafolio como instrumento para la evaluación de profesores que participaron en un programa de formación docente en el sureste de México. Los resultados del estudio indican que la metodología utilizada fue valiosa para evaluar el desempeño de los docentes e identificar áreas de mejora. La investigación es parte del proyecto Modelo para el desarrollo y evaluación de competencias académicas de la Red de Desarrollo y Evaluación d...

  3. La traducción y adaptación cultural de instrumentos de evaluación en medicina

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    José Antonio Díaz Rojo

    2000-01-01

    Uno de los recursos habituales en la actividad clínica y asistencia y en la investigación médica son los instrumentos de evaluación, es decir, cuestionarios destinados a medir distintos aspectos del estado de salud física o mental del individuo. Muchos de elos, creados en Estados Unidos e Inglaterra, están redactados originalmente en inglés y adaptados a las condiciones socioculturales del mundo anglosajón.

  4. La cultura de aprendizaje de las organizaciones educativas: instrumentos de diagnóstico y evaluación

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    Bolívar Ruano, María Rosel

    2012-01-01

    La investigación educativa desarrollada a partir de experiencias, de modo creciente, ha puesto de manifiesto la mejora educativa cuando las escuelas funcionan como Organizaciones que aprenden. Promover procesos de mejora debe tener, como punto de partida, un “diagnóstico” de la situación actual de la organización. En este trabajo se revisan los mejores instrumentos de diagnóstico con que contamos sobre las Organizaciones que Aprenden, su categorización y adaptación al contexto español. El Cue...

  5. Aplicando instrumentos metodológicos: alimentación en hogares urbanos de S. S. de Jujuy

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    Quintana, Sonia B.

    2005-01-01

    En el marco del proyecto "Auxología humana, nivel socioeconómico familiar y hábitos alimentarios en Jujuy (Argentina)" y luego de estimar con técnicas antropométricas el estado nutricional de los alumnos concurrentes a la escuela Nº 430 del Barrio Norte de la capital jujeña, decidimos profundizar la investigación, buscando la interrelación con aspectos socioeconómicos y efectivas prácticas alimentarias. Para cumplir con este objetivo, recurrimos a instrumentos y técnicas de investigación que ...

  6. El precedente jurisprudencial y los instrumentos de regulación ambiental del sector eléctrico colombiano.

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    Arcila Rueda, Jaime León; Velásquez Arredondo, Héctor Iván

    2011-01-01

    Lo que los autores del derecho del medio ambiente han denominado la constitución verde o la constitución ecológica de 1991, necesariamente tiene consecuencias en la praxis legal de los instrumentos de gestión ambiental en todos los niveles y sectores de la economía, sobre todo si lo anterior se analiza en el marco del Estado Social de Derecho, que consagra igualmente la carta política; bajo esta perspectiva, es posible comprender los vacios e inconsistencias de la gestión ambiental en el sect...

  7. Qualidade de Vida de pacientes hipertensos e comparação entre dois instrumentos de medida de QVRS

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    Michelle Adler Normando Carvalho

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Medir Qualidade de Vida (QV relacionada à saúde auxilia na avaliação da eficiência de um tratamento e identifica problemas de maior impacto na QV do paciente. No entanto, essas medidas são mais seguras se avaliadas por instrumentos genéricos e específicos conjuntamente, fazendo-se necessário verificar se há compatibilidade entre esses e evitar repetições e contradições entre os domínios. OBJETIVO: Descrever o perfil de qualidade de vida de pacientes hipertensos e avaliar a compatibilidade de um instrumento específico (MINICHAL e outro genérico (SF-36. MÉTODOS: Cem pacientes hipertensos adultos em tratamento ambulatorial entrevistados. A média da QVRS medida pelo MINICHAL foi de 6,64 (DP 6,04 no estado mental e média de 5,03 (DP 4,11 no estado manifestações somáticas. As médias para o instrumento SF-36 foram por ordem de classificação: limitação por aspectos físicos 47,3 (DP 42,9, vitalidade 57,4 (DP 19,7, limitação por aspectos emocionais 58 (DP 44,7, capacidade funcional 58,7 (DP 27,8, dor 60,4 (DP 26,3, estado geral de saúde 60,7 (DP 22,7, saúde mental 66,8 (DP 22,1 e aspectos sociais 78 (DP 26,1. RESULTADOS: O MINICHAL apresentou correlação significativa (p < 0,001 com o SF-36 em todos os domínios. CONCLUSÃO: O MINICHAL provou ser um instrumento útil na avaliação da QVRS em pacientes hipertensos. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0

  8. Instrumentos na investigação em tecnologia educativa : escolha e avaliação

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    Coutinho, Clara Pereira

    2000-01-01

    Num momento em que tanto se questiona a relevância social e científica da investigação educativa em geral e, em particular, na Tecnologia Educativa, área científica que, com passado ainda recente conta com mais de meio século de actividade investigativa, a questão dos instrumentos utilizados para medida e recolha de dados assume redobrado interesse. De facto, acredita-se cada vez mais que a qualidade dos resultados de uma investigação estejam directamente relacionados com a utilização de inst...

  9. Evaluación de algunos aspectos del comportamiento sexual: instrumentos de medida para uso clínico

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    Aluja Fabregat, Antón

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    En este artículo se revisa el tema de la evaluación de los trastornos psicosexuales haciendo hincapié en los instrumentos de auto-evaluación. En la bibliografía anglosajona existen muchas referencias a estos inventarios. En los últimos 5 años sólo en la revista Journal of Sex Marital Therapy se citan 23 de los más usuales. En nuestro ámbito existen pocos, y estos son a menudo traducciones y adaptaciones no validadas de los referidos en las revistas anglosajonas. Hemos querido tratar en profun...

  10. Instrumentos de gestão utilizados nas indústrias automobilísticas no Brasil

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    Ilse Maria Beuren; Sérgio Cavagnoli Guth

    2010-01-01

    A durabilidade das estratégias empresariais vai diminuindo na medida em que aumenta o ritmo das mudanças ambientais, o que implica na necessidade de transformações ininterruptas e processos de reestruturação nas organizações. Neste sentido o estudo tem por objetivo verificar os instrumentos de gestão que foram, estão sendo ou serão utilizados nas indústrias automobilísticas estabelecidas no Brasil. Para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa empírica descritiva, do tipo survey, com abordagem quantit...

  11. El funcionamiento del sistema de protección ambiental de la Unión Europea: principios, instituciones, instrumentos

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    Judith Domínguez

    2007-01-01

    La política ambiental europea es una de las más completas y coherentes que se han conformado en los últimos años en la consecución de un desarrollo sustentable. El conjunto de instrumentos, normas, estrategias y acciones está orientado a ser efectivo; cuenta con mecanismos de evaluación y corrección, e integra derechos fundamentales, la solidaridad entre regiones y la diversidad del territorio europeo. En este artículo se presenta el proceso que ha seguido desde que se estableció como una pol...

  12. ¿Pueden ser los pactos sucesorios un instrumento al servicio de la pervivencia de la Empresa Familiar?

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    Plana Farran, Manel

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se pretende indicar la existencia de algunos instrumentos, como son los Pactos Sucesorios, en este caso en Cataluña, que pueden ser utilizados para proporcionar un plus de estabilidad a uno de los retos fundamentales de las empresas familiares, la sucesión. También se hace hincapié en la introducción de la poda del árbol familiar como una opción adicional a tener en cuenta en la dinámica de la sucesión de la Empresa Familiar.

  13. Fuentes manuscritas para la cartografía histórica iberoamericana: Guía de instrumentos descriptivos

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    Sylvia L. Hilton; González Casasnovas, Ignacio

    1997-01-01

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    Recopilación bibliográfica que recoge 175 referencias de guías, catálogos, inventarios y otros instrumentos descriptivos en los que se localizan y describen fondos cartográficos de interés para el estudio de Iberoamérica y sus regiones de influencia histórica. La información se presenta ordenada según la ubicación original de los fondos descritos en la respectiva bibliografía.

  14. Fuentes manuscritas para la cartografía histórica iberoamericana: Guía de instrumentos descriptivos

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    Hilton, Sylvia L.

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    Recopilación bibliográfica que recoge 175 referencias de guías, catálogos, inventarios y otros instrumentos descriptivos en los que se localizan y describen fondos cartográficos de interés para el estudio de Iberoamérica y sus regiones de influencia histórica. La información se presenta ordenada según la ubicación original de los fondos descritos en la respectiva bibliografía.

  15. A EDUCAÇÃO AMBIENTAL COMO INSTRUMENTO PARA A CONCRETIZAÇÃO DO DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL

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    Adriane Medianeira Toaldo; Lucas Saccol Meyne

    2013-01-01

    O presente ensaio consiste em analisar se a educação ambiental pode tornar-se um instrumento para viabilizar o desenvolvimento sustentável nos dias atuais. A educação ambiental e o desenvolvimento sustentável são assuntos que estão sendo bastante discutidos atualmente. Por ser um assunto polêmico que visa aumentar a concepção crítica das pessoas em relação ao meio em que vivem, para que possam saber como utilizar dele sem destruir os recursos totalmente e ao mesmo tempo conseguir seu desenvol...

  16. Variables psicopedagógicas asociadas a la práctica deliberada de instrumentos de cuerda

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    Coricelli Goussinky, Elena Ida

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo nace del interés de encontrar herramientas para superar las dificultades con las que se encuentra un músico a la hora del aprendizaje y del desarrollo de sus habilidades. Hemos de añadir que en el aprendizaje de un instrumento musical intervienen diversos tipos de procesos: es un aprendizaje mental, artístico, pero todo esto se apoya en una ejecución motriz. . El aprendizaje motriz es, por lo tanto, esencial en la tarea que nos ocupa y, desde este punto de vista, comparte ...

  17. La auditoría ambiental como instrumento educativo: Una experiencia en la formación del profesorado

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    GarcÍa, J.

    2002-01-01

    La ecoauditoría aplicada a los centros escolares, se ha revelado como un recurso de gran interés para la educación ambiental. A diferencia de la auditoria empresarial, la educativa imcorpora la componente didáctica y pretende, además de ser un instrumento en la gestión ambiental del centro, aprovechar al proceso para incorporar la educación ambiental en el curriculum académico. En este artículo se hace una revisión conceptual y se describe una aplicación en la Formación del Profesorado de Pri...

  18. Instrumentos de avaliação da sustentabilidade do turismo: Uma análise crítica

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    Cordeiro, Itamar José Dias e

    2008-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ordenamento do Território e Planeamento Ambiental Considerado como o principal desafio do século XXI, o desenvolvimento sustentável é um objectivo amplamente perseguido pelas actividades económicas. Com o turismo, uma das principais actividades económicas a nível mundial, não foi diferente. É neste sentido que surgem alguns instrumentos que se dizem preparados par...

  19. El liderazgo de servicio como instrumento fundamental de productividad en las organizaciones universitarias de gestión privada

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    Marcos Albarrán; Cira de Pelekais; Rene Aguirre

    2014-01-01

    El propósito de la investigación estuvo centrado en analizar el liderazgo de servicio como instrumento fundamental de productividad en las Organizaciones Universitarias de gestión privada. De tipo analítica - descriptiva - de campo y un diseño no experimental - transeccional - descriptivo. La población estuvo conformada por 37 autoridades de la URU, UJGH y UNICA. La técnica de recolección de datos fue la encuesta mediante la aplicación de un cuestionario, conformado por 36 ítems con 5 alterna...

  20. UN INSTRUMENTO PARA EVALUAR FACTORES DISPOSICIONALES RELACIONADOS CON LA ADHERENCIA A LA DIETA EN PACIENTES DIABÉTICOS

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    María de Lourdes Rodríguez Campuzano; Eugenio Díaz-González Anaya; Juan Carlos García Rodríguez

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    En el presente estudio se describe la lógica conceptual con la que se elaboró un instrumento para evaluar la importancia atribuida a distintos factores psicoló- gicos en el rompimiento de la dieta hecha por pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo II. Su creación responde al propósito de encontrar factores disposicionales que interfieren con el apego al régimen en tales pacientes. La adherencia a la dieta es un comportamiento medular para evitar las complicaciones de esta en- fermedad y controlar...

  1. Estudio sobre la efectividad de los editores de partituras y el instrumento, en el estudio de la lectura musical cantada

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    Galera N????ez, Mar

    2016-01-01

    Se realiza un estudio en el que se trata de evaluar qu?? medio (instrumento o editor) es el m??s efectivo para enfrentarse al estudio de partituras que han de ser posteriormente interpretadas vocalmente. El estudio se realiz?? con una muestra de 11 alumnos del grado de Maestro en Educaci??n Primaria que cursaban la menci??n de Educaci??n Musical. Los alumnos pose??an diferentes conocimientos previos sobre lectoescritura musical y deb??an enfrentarse a partituras de dos niveles diferentes de d...

  2. Evaluación ambiental estratégica: Instrumento para la planificación territorial urbana

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    Mabel Ximena Molina Urra; Miguel Escalona Ulloa

    2015-01-01

    El presente estudio tiene por finalidad relevar la Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica (EAE) como una herramienta útil para la generación de los Instrumentos de Planificación Territorial en la Región de La Araucanía. Se identificaron y caracterizaron los distintos niveles de planificación urbana,según lo establecido por la Ley General de Urbanismo y Construcciones; contrastando el ingreso de estos al Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental (SEIA) definido en la Ley 19.300 de Bases del Medio ...

  3. La cifra hispana: música, tañedores e instrumentos (siglos XVI-XVIII)

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    Cea Galán, Andrés

    2014-01-01

    An important amount of the Hispanic musical repertory from the Baroque and Renaissance periods was transmitted using a particular kind of notation called cifra (cipher). This was a system of tablature using mostly numbers or letters instead of notes on the musical staves. As a notational system, cifra faced other formats in figured or mensural notation like partitura (keyboard score), part-books and choral books. The unique characteristics of the cifra as a notational system justify an in-dep...

  4. Dynamic Scoring Through Creative Destruction

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    van Oudheusden, P.

    2012-01-01

    Abstract: We examine the dynamic feedback effects of fiscal policies on the government budget and economy activity in a calibrated general equilibrium framework featuring endogenous growth through creative destruction. For several European countries, we find that making tax incentives with respect t

  5. La resolución de problemas como instrumentos para la modelización matemática:Ejemplos para la vida real

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    Sixto Romero Sánchez

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    Full Text Available ESPAÑOl: No hace muchos años que los investigadores en Educación Matemática han centrado su atención en el diseño de actividades basado en la modelización matemática de situaciones reales con el convencimiento de obtener una mayor garantía en la ganancia, por parte de nuestros alumnos, del aprendizaje matemático, y por ende en la enseñanza por parte de los enseñantes. El trabajo que presentamos, en el contexto del CURSO DE VERANO-2014-Matemáticas a lo largo de la vida, en las IV Jornadas de Modelización Matemática,  pretende utilizar la Resolución de Problemas (RdP´s como un instrumento útil y necesario para llegar al concepto de Modelización Matemática. INGLÉS: Not many years ago that researchers in mathematics education have focused on designing activities based on mathematical modelling of real situations with the conviction to get a better guarantee on profit, by our students, the mathematical learning, and thus teaching by the teachers. The work presented in the context of the Summer-2014-Mathematics throughout life, in the Fourth Conference on Mathematical Modelling, intends to use the Problem Solving (PS as a useful and necessary tool to reach the concept of Mathematical Modelling.

  6. Correlation of the score for subjective pain with physical disability, clinical and radiographic scores in recent onset rheumatoid arthritis

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    Sarzi-Puttini, Piercarlo; Fiorini, Tania; Panni, Benedetta; Turiel, Maurizio; Cazzola, Marco; Atzeni, Fabiola

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    Background To analyse the relationship between subjective pain score and other measures of clinical, radiographic and functional status; in particular Larsen radiographic scores and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ); in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with a disease duration of less than 3 years. Methods In this cross sectional study of 105 patients with RA (76 women, 29 men: mean age 50.93; mean disease duration 15.86 months; 71% rheumatoid factor positive) subjective pain was assessed according to the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Correlation coefficients between pain score and disease activity measures (patients' global assessment of disease by VAS, number of tender and swollen joints, morning stiffness, erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], C-reactive protein [CRP] and titre of rheumatoid factor, radiographic evaluations (Larsen-Dale scores for radiographic damage of the small joints of the hands, wrist and feet), disability measures (health assessment questionnaire [HAQ]), and demographic variables were calculated; hierarchical regression analysis was done with subjective pain score as the dependent variable. Results The Spearman's correlation coefficient comparing subjective pain and HAQ was 0.421 (p 0.05). In regression analysis, global assessment of disease by patients explained 32.8% of the variation in pain intensity score, morning stiffness 10.7%, CRP 4.0%, HAQ 3.8% and Larsen-Dale scores explained 2.1%; other variables were not significant in the model. Conclusions Pain scores of patients with early severe rheumatoid arthritis are correlated at higher levels with patients' global assessment of disease and with morning stiffness rather than with radiographic or other clinical variables such as number of tender and swollen joints. PMID:12133169

  7. Random Walk Picture of Basketball Scoring

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    Gabel, Alan

    2011-01-01

    We present evidence, based on play-by-play data from all 6087 games from the 2006/07--2009/10 seasons of the National Basketball Association (NBA), that basketball scoring is well described by a weakly-biased continuous-time random walk. The time between successive scoring events follows an exponential distribution, with little memory between different scoring intervals. Using this random-walk picture that is augmented by features idiosyncratic to basketball, we account for a wide variety of statistical properties of scoring, such as the distribution of the score difference between opponents and the fraction of game time that one team is in the lead. By further including the heterogeneity of team strengths, we build a computational model that accounts for essentially all statistical features of game scoring data and season win/loss records of each team.

  8. Steam sterilization of previously-assembled laparoscopic instruments Esterilización por vapor de los instrumentos laparoscópicos previamente armados Esterilização pelo vapor dos instrumentos laparoscópicos previamente montados

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    Tamara Carolina de Camargo

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    Full Text Available Video-laparoscopy represents one of the greatest surgical advances in the recent past. Reprocessable laparoscopic instruments are complex devices that, if completely disassembled for sterilization, would cause problems for the surgical teams at the moment of their use in the surgery. The method of choice for the sterilization of this equipment is saturated steam under pressure. The goal of this review was to describe the state-of-the-art in the search for safe results in autoclaving the previously-assembled reprocessable laparoscopic instruments, since they are difficult to assemble at the moment of surgery. The PUBMED database was consulted, using controlled and free keywords, as well as their combinations, without time or language restrictions. The study investigating the exact issue of this research found contamination in both assembled (1/24 and disassembled (1/30 instruments, demonstrating equivalent risks. In view of the results and considering the lack of studies, a new experimental laboratory study is recommended, using a contamination challenge.El video-laparoscopía representa uno de los mayores avances en el área de la cirugía en los últimos tiempos. Los instrumentos laparoscópicos reprocesables son artículos complejos, que si son esterilizados totalmente desarmados ocasionan trastornos a los equipos quirúrgicos en el momento de su utilización en el campo operatorio. El método de elección para la esterilización de esos instrumentos es el vapor saturado bajo presión. El objetivo de esta revisión fue describir el estado del arte en búsqueda de los resultados de la seguridad en el autoclavado del instrumental laparoscópico reprocesable, previamente armado, teniendo presente las dificultades de su montaje en el momento de la cirugía. Se consultó la base de datos PUBMED, usando vocablos controlados, libres y la combinación de ambos, sin restricción de tiempo e idioma. Fueron localizados apenas dos artículos que

  9. Programming Interactive Music Scores with INScore

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    Fober, Dominique; Letz, Stéphane; Orlarey, Yann; Bevilacqua, Frédéric

    2013-01-01

    International audience INScore is an environment for the design of interactive music scores that includes an original event-based interaction system and a scripting language for associating arbitrary messages to these events. We extended the previous version by supporting scripting languages offering a great flexibility in the description of scores and in the interactions with scores. The textual format is directly derived from the OSC message format that was defined in the original INScor...

  10. A Quantitative Theory of Credit Scoring

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    Xuan Tam; Eric Young; Kartik Athreya

    2013-01-01

    Starting in the early 1990s credit scoring became widespread and central in credit granting decisions. Credit scores are scalar representations of default risk. They are used, in turn, to price credit, and as a result alter household borrowing and default decisions. We build on recent work on defaultable consumer credit under asymmetric information to develop a quantitative theory of credit scores. We construct and solve a rich and quantitatively-disciplined lifecycle model of consumption in ...

  11. Pneumonia severity scores in resource poor settings

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    Jamie Rylance

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Clinical prognostic scores are increasingly used to streamline care in well-resourced settings. The potential benefits of identifying patients at risk of clinical deterioration and poor outcome, delivering appropriate higher level clinical care, and increasing efficiency are clear. In this focused review, we examine the use and applicability of severity scores applied to patients with community acquired pneumonia in resource poor settings. We challenge clinical researchers working in such systems to consider the generalisability of existing severity scores in their populations, and where performance of scores is suboptimal, to promote efforts to develop and validate new tools for the benefit of patients and healthcare systems.

  12. On Almost Monge All Scores Matrices

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    Carmel, Amir; Tsur, Dekel; Ziv-Ukelson, Michal

    2016-01-01

    The all scores matrix of a grid graph is a matrix containing the optimal scores of paths from every vertex on the first row of the graph to every vertex on the last row. This matrix is commonly used to solve diverse string comparison problems. All scores matrices have the Monge property, and this was exploited by previous works that used all scores matrices for solving various problems. In this paper, we study an extension of grid graphs that contain an additional set of edges, called bridges...

  13. Weight trimming and propensity score weighting.

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    Brian K Lee

    Full Text Available Propensity score weighting is sensitive to model misspecification and outlying weights that can unduly influence results. The authors investigated whether trimming large weights downward can improve the performance of propensity score weighting and whether the benefits of trimming differ by propensity score estimation method. In a simulation study, the authors examined the performance of weight trimming following logistic regression, classification and regression trees (CART, boosted CART, and random forests to estimate propensity score weights. Results indicate that although misspecified logistic regression propensity score models yield increased bias and standard errors, weight trimming following logistic regression can improve the accuracy and precision of final parameter estimates. In contrast, weight trimming did not improve the performance of boosted CART and random forests. The performance of boosted CART and random forests without weight trimming was similar to the best performance obtainable by weight trimmed logistic regression estimated propensity scores. While trimming may be used to optimize propensity score weights estimated using logistic regression, the optimal level of trimming is difficult to determine. These results indicate that although trimming can improve inferences in some settings, in order to consistently improve the performance of propensity score weighting, analysts should focus on the procedures leading to the generation of weights (i.e., proper specification of the propensity score model rather than relying on ad-hoc methods such as weight trimming.

  14. A Scoring Criterion For Learning Chain Graphs

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    Zhong Guo ZHENG; Jing XU; Xing Wei TONG

    2006-01-01

    A chain graph allows both directed and undirected edges, and contains the underlying mathematical properties of the two. An important method of learning graphical models is to use scoring criteria to measure how well the graph structures fit the data. In this paper, we present a scoring criterion for learning chain graphs based on the Kullback-Leibler distance. It is score equivalent, that is, equivalent chain graphs obtain the same score, so it can be used to perform model selection and model averaging.

  15. [The cardiovascular surgeon and the Syntax score].

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    Gómez-Sánchez, Mario; Soulé-Egea, Mauricio; Herrera-Alarcón, Valentín; Barragán-García, Rodolfo

    2015-01-01

    The Syntax score has been established as a tool to determine the complexity of coronary artery disease and as a guide for decision-making among coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention. The purpose of this review is to systematically examine what the Syntax score is, and how the surgeon should integrate the information in the selection and treatment of patients. We reviewed the results of the SYNTAX Trial, the clinical practice guidelines, as well as the benefits and limitations of the score. Finally we discuss the future directions of the Syntax score.

  16. Construção de instrumento para avaliar a acurácia diagnóstica Construcción de instrumento para evaluar la exactitud diagnóstica Development of an instrument to evaluate diagnosis accuracy

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    Fabiana Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo Matos

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Diagnósticos acurados são importantes para a escolha adequada de intervenções. Neste artigo relata-se pesquisa metodológica de desenvolvimento de instrumento para estimar a acurácia de diagnósticos de enfermagem a partir de dados escritos da avaliação de paciente. Elaborou-se a definição de acurácia e a construção dos itens que compõem o instrumento, submetendo-os a validação de conteúdo e teste piloto. O instrumento foi denominado Escala de Acurácia de Diagnóstico de Enfermagem - EADE e foi composto por 4 itens: Presença de pistas; Relevância da pista; Especificidade da pista e Coerência da pista. As respostas de 12 enfermeiros especialistas à aplicação da EADE aos diagnósticos de 5 casos escritos permitiram identificar valores para cada item e estimar a validade e confiabilidade da EADE.Diagnósticos precisos son importantes para la elección adecuada de las intervenciones. Este artículo se refiere al desarrollo de herramienta metodológica de investigación para estimar la precisión de los diagnósticos de enfermería apartir de datos escritos de la evaluación de paciente. Se elaboró la definición de la precisión y la construcción de los elementos que componen el instrumento, sometiéndolos a prueba del contenido y el test piloto. El instrumento fue llamado Exactitud Diagnóstica de Enfermería - EADE y estaba compuesto por 4 elementos: Presencia de pistas; Pertinencia de la pista; especificidad de la pista y la coherencia de la pista. Las respuestas de 12 enfermeros especialistas a la aplicación de EADE a los diagnósticos de 5 casos por escrito permitiran identificar los valores para cada tema y estimar la validez y la fiabilidad de EADE.Accurate diagnoses are important for choosing adequate interventions. This study reports on a methodological research that developed an instrument to estimate nursing diagnosis accuracy, based on written data from patients' assessment. A definition of accuracy was

  17. Diseño y validación de un instrumento para evaluar los contenidos conceptuales sobre voleibol en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria

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    Elena Hernández Hernández

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue validar un instrumento para la evaluación de los contenidos a nivel conceptual en la iniciación al voleibol en la etapa de ESO. El instrumento estuvo compuesto por dos cuestionarios: a cuestionarios de evaluación de los contenidos conceptuales para primer curso de ESO, y b cuestionario para evaluar los contenidos conceptuales para tercer curso de ESO. En primer lugar se realizó una validación de contenido a través del acuerdo y consenso de nueve jueces expertos a nivel cualitativo (grado de comprensión, adecuación en la redacción, pertinencia de las preguntas, etc. y cuantitativo (valoración global, escala 0 a 10 del instrumento. En segundo lugar se aplicó el instrumento a una muestra de 96 alumnos, de 1.º y 3.er curso de la ESO. Se calculó la fiabilidad mediante la aplicación de la prueba test-retest. Los resultados indicaron que el instrumento de evaluación de los contenidos a nivel conceptual sobre voleibol dispone de los niveles óptimos de fiabilidad y validez para poder evaluar dichos conocimientos en la etapa de educación secundaria obligatoria.

  18. Desarrollo de IEMAC, un Instrumento para la Evaluación de Modelos de Atención ante la Cronicidad Development of an instrument for the assessment of chronic care models

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    Roberto Nuño-Solinís

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Presentar el contexto, los objetivos y el proceso de elaboración de IEMAC, Instrumento de Evaluación de Modelos de Atención ante la Cronicidad, desarrollado para trasladar al terreno operativo los marcos conceptuales del Chronic Care Model (CCM, en el entorno del Sistema Nacional de Salud. Métodos: Mediante técnicas de investigación cualitativa y contando sucesivamente con expertos nacionales de diferentes perfiles, se desarrolló el IEMAC para operativizar el CCM a nuestro contexto sanitario. Se construyó una matriz considerando qué dimensiones básicas debían conformar el nuevo modelo. Se identificaron y categorizaron posibles acciones en cada dimensión, creando una taxonomía de componentes e intervenciones. Se evaluó la claridad, la pertinencia y el nivel de evidencia de cada intervención. El cuestionario resultante fue validado por otros expertos de diversas disciplinas y ámbitos. Finalmente, el instrumento IEMAC 1.0ha sido pilotado a niveles macro, meso y micro. Resultados: IEMAC es un instrumento para ser autoadministrado por organizaciones sanitarias a niveles macro, meso y micro. Consta de 6 dimensiones, 27 componentes y 80 intervenciones, cuya implantación se evalúa en una escala que combina despliegue, evaluación sistemática y orientación a la mejora. IEMAC tiene un enfoque sistémico y poblacional, integrando promoción, prevención y coordinación con servicios sociales. Conclusiones: IEMAC muestra un conjunto de intervenciones que pueden servir de hoja de ruta a decisores, gestores y clínicos interesados en construir un modelo de excelencia para la atención a pacientes crónicos, a la vez que permite que las organizaciones sanitarias conozcan su situación basal y el progreso alcanzado tras intervenciones de mejora.Objective: To present the context, aim and process of designing the Instrument for the Assessment of Chronic Care Models (Instrumento de Evaluación de Modelos de Atención ante la

  19. Widening clinical applications of the SYNTAX Score.

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    Farooq, Vasim; Head, Stuart J; Kappetein, Arie Pieter; Serruys, Patrick W

    2014-02-01

    The SYNTAX Score (http://www.syntaxscore.com) has established itself as an anatomical based tool for objectively determining the complexity of coronary artery disease and guiding decision-making between coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Since the landmark SYNTAX (Synergy between PCI with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery) Trial comparing CABG with PCI in patients with complex coronary artery disease (unprotected left main or de novo three vessel disease), numerous validation studies have confirmed the clinical validity of the SYNTAX Score for identifying higher-risk subjects and aiding decision-making between CABG and PCI in a broad range of patient types. The SYNTAX Score is now advocated in both the European and US revascularisation guidelines for decision-making between CABG and PCI as part of a SYNTAX-pioneered heart team approach. Since establishment of the SYNTAX Score, widening clinical applications of this clinical tool have emerged. The purpose of this review is to systematically examine the widening applications of tools based on the SYNTAX Score: (1) by improving the diagnostic accuracy of the SYNTAX Score by adding a functional assessment of lesions; (2) through amalgamation of the anatomical SYNTAX Score with clinical variables to enhance decision-making between CABG and PCI, culminating in the development and validation of the SYNTAX Score II, in which objective and tailored decisions can be made for the individual patient; (3) through assessment of completeness of revascularisation using the residual and post-CABG SYNTAX Scores for PCI and CABG patients, respectively. Finally, the future direction of the SYNTAX Score is covered through discussion of the ongoing development of a non-invasive, functional SYNTAX Score and review of current and planned clinical trials.

  20. Instrumentos de gestão utilizados nas indústrias automobilísticas no Brasil

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A durabilidade das estratégias empresariais vai diminuindo na medida em que aumenta o ritmo das mudanças ambientais, o que implica na necessidade de transformações ininterruptas e processos de reestruturação nas organizações. Neste sentido o estudo tem por objetivo verificar os instrumentos de gestão que foram, estão sendo ou serão utilizados nas indústrias automobilísticas estabelecidas no Brasil. Para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa empírica descritiva, do tipo survey, com abordagem quantitativa. A população pesquisada compreende as 25 empresas filiadas à Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores e a amostra por acessibilidade 13 empresas. A coleta dos dados deu-se por meio de questionário enviado por correio eletrônico. Os dados foram submetidos à análise descritiva, com uso de ferramental estatístico, tendo como técnica a estatística descritiva. Os resultados da pesquisa evidenciam que, na análise temporal considerada, todos os instrumentos de gestão constantes desta pesquisa foram utilizados, estão sendo utilizados e serão utilizados pelas indústrias, mesmo que em caráter limitado.

  1. Aplicando instrumentos metodológicos: alimentación en hogares urbanos de S. S. de Jujuy

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    Quintana, Sonia B.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del proyecto "Auxología humana, nivel socioeconómico familiar y hábitos alimentarios en Jujuy (Argentina" y luego de estimar con técnicas antropométricas el estado nutricional de los alumnos concurrentes a la escuela Nº 430 del Barrio Norte de la capital jujeña, decidimos profundizar la investigación, buscando la interrelación con aspectos socioeconómicos y efectivas prácticas alimentarias. Para cumplir con este objetivo, recurrimos a instrumentos y técnicas de investigación que metodológicamente dieran cuenta de la complejidad del fenómeno. De este modo, se realizaron -en hogares seleccionados- entrevistas semiestructuradas dirigidas principalmente a aspectos sociodemográficos y socioeconómicos, y a continuación se aplicó anamnesis alimentaria a los/as encargados/as de la alimentación familiar. Luego del diseño, se efectuaron dos pruebas piloto, con la correspondiente adecuación de los instrumentos, surgiendo: a la conveniencia de aplicar primero la entrevista para facilitar el diálogo con el informante, y luego la encuesta al permitir repreguntar y corroborar respuestas antes dadas; y b la importancia de tener en cuenta la representación que el informante construye de su interlocutor y el rol que le asigna.

  2. Historia clínica de enfermería: un instrumento de aprendizaje y mucho más

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    Gloria Isabel Hernández-López

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Éste articulo muestra un documento denominado Historia Clínica de Enfermería (HCE, el cual actúa como instrumento y estrategia de enseñanza- aprendizaje, en la docencia de la práctica clínica para el cuidado disciplinar. Para ello todos los conocimientos teóricos del área, su epistemología y el pensamiento científico se combinan dotándolo de la calidad documental que exige la normatividad de la sociedad moderna. Materiales y Métodos: El artículo de reflexión presenta un documento (HCE que actúa como instrumento de aprendizaje y cuyo objetivo es vincular la teoría académica con la práctica clínica. Es elaborado durante cada día de la rotación en donde se le asigna un paciente al estudiante, se pretende que lo ejecute en un 50% durante el mismo turno y el resto lo realice bajo investigación bibliográfica. Tiene un modelo flexible, diseñado teniendo en cuenta los aportes temáticos de los pedagogos contemporáneos. Es un formato de lista de comprobación que incluye palabras claves y símbolos que hacen el registro manual o electrónico más fácil. Es guiado por el profesor y elaborado por el estudiante, quien empleando conjuntamente las técnicas de la valoración física organiza datos y detecta las necesidades del paciente. El esquema obliga a preguntar ordenadamente, almacenar, recuperar, manejar, codificar hacia el diagnostico de enfermería, investigar y diseñar un plan de cuidados adecuado, también a evaluarlo, desarrollando un pensamiento crítico, y a la vez autorregulado su aprendizaje. El Instrumento (HCE, básicamente, tiene el cabezote institucional, la identificación del paciente, anamnesis, tablas de: signos vitales, de control de líquidos, de los medicamentos recibidos, la ponderación de riesgo. Cuadros para: la valoración cefalo-caudal, de resultados de exámenes, la descripción de la patología, el análisis de situación de cuidado, diagnósticos de enfermería y las notas de

  3. Artificial metaplasticity neural network applied to credit scoring.

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    Marcano-Cedeño, Alexis; Marin-de-la-Barcena, A; Jimenez-Trillo, J; Piñuela, J A; Andina, D

    2011-08-01

    The assessment of the risk of default on credit is important for financial institutions. Different Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) have been suggested to tackle the credit scoring problem, however, the obtained error rates are often high. In the search for the best ANN algorithm for credit scoring, this paper contributes with the application of an ANN Training Algorithm inspired by the neurons' biological property of metaplasticity. This algorithm is especially efficient when few patterns of a class are available, or when information inherent to low probability events is crucial for a successful application, as weight updating is overemphasized in the less frequent activations than in the more frequent ones. Two well-known and readily available such as: Australia and German data sets has been used to test the algorithm. The results obtained by AMMLP shown have been superior to state-of-the-art classification algorithms in credit scoring.

  4. 24 CFR 902.63 - PHAS scoring.

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    2010-04-01

    ... audit firm that will perform the audit of the PHA and may serve as the audit committee for the audit in... indicators. (b) Adjustments to the PHAS score. (1) Adjustments to the score may be made after a PHA's audit... changed by HUD in accordance with data included in the independent audit report, or obtained through...

  5. Causal Moderation Analysis Using Propensity Score Methods

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    Dong, Nianbo

    2012-01-01

    This paper is based on previous studies in applying propensity score methods to study multiple treatment variables to examine the causal moderator effect. The propensity score methods will be demonstrated in a case study to examine the causal moderator effect, where the moderators are categorical and continuous variables. Moderation analysis is an…

  6. On k-hypertournament losing scores

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    Pirzada, Shariefuddin

    2010-01-01

    We give a new and short proof of a theorem on k-hypertournament losing scores due to Zhou et al. [G. Zhou, T. Yao, K. Zhang, On score sequences of k-tournaments, European J. Comb., 21, 8 (2000) 993-1000.

  7. The Scoring of Writing Samples: A Study.

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    Cronnell, Bruce

    Although the design of the writing task itself may present assessment problems, the scoring of the piece of writing raises the greatest difficulties for large-scale testing of writing ability. A study investigated whether teachers and staff members of the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) (1) scored the same way, (2) agreed with each other in…

  8. Comparability of IQ scores over time

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    O. Must; J. te Nijenhuis; A. Must; A.E.M. van Vianen

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates the comparability of IQ scores. Three cohorts (1933/36, 1997/98, 2006) of Estonian students (N = 2173) are compared using the Estonian National Intelligence Test. After 72 years the secular rise of the IQ test scores is.79 SD. The mean .16 SD increase in the last 8 years sugg

  9. School Enrollment, Selection and Test Scores

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    Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

    2009-01-01

    There is a strong association between schooling attained and test scores in many settings. If this association is causal, one might expect that programs that increase school enrollment and attainment would also improve test scores. However, if there is self-selection into school based on expected gains, marginal children brought into school by such programs may be drawn disproportionately from ...

  10. Bayesian Model Averaging for Propensity Score Analysis

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    Kaplan, David; Chen, Jianshen

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore Bayesian model averaging in the propensity score context. Previous research on Bayesian propensity score analysis does not take into account model uncertainty. In this regard, an internally consistent Bayesian framework for model building and estimation must also account for model uncertainty. The…

  11. ON HOW CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AFFECTS TOEFL SCORES

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    This paper presents a study of the effect of cultur-al background on TOEFL scores.It proceeds from therelation between culture and language,then illus-trates with actual questions from various sections ofTOEFL tests how American cultural background exertsa remarkable influence on TOEFL scores,and con-cludes with revelations with regard to English teachingin this country.

  12. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the instrument Diabetes - 39 (D-39: brazilian version for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients - stage 1 Adaptación cultural y validación del instrumento Diabetes - 39 (D-39: versión para brasileños con diabetes mellitus tipo 2-fase 1 Adaptação cultural e validação do instrumento Diabetes - 39 (D-39: versão para brasileiros com diabetes mellitus tipo 2 - fase 1

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    Flávia Alline de Queiroz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The study aimed to accomplish a cross-cultural adaptation of the "Diabetes - 39 - D-39" instrument for Brazil, to test the validity of the adapted version in a sample of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and to describe the participants of the study, according to the scores obtained on the Likert-type scale. The instrument adaptation process followed several steps: instrument translation; achievement of the consensus in Portuguese; evaluation by an expert committee; back-translation; achievement of the consensus in English; comparison of the original and consensus versions in English; semantic analysis and pre-test of the Portuguese version. Results showed that the instrument items, in the first stage of cultural adaptation to Portuguese, presented high internal consistency levels.Este estudio tuvo como objetivos adaptar, culturalmente, para el Brasil el "Diabetes - 39 - D-39", comprobar la validez de la versión adaptada, en una muestra de personas con diabetes mellitus tipo 2, y describir los participantes del estudio, según los puntajes obtenidos por medio de la aplicación de la escala tipo Likert. El proceso de adaptación del instrumento siguió las siguientes etapas: traducción del instrumento, obtención del consenso en portugués, evaluación por un comité de jueces, back-translation, obtención del consenso en inglés, comparación de las versiones originales y consenso en inglés, análisis semántica y prueba piloto de las versiones en portugués. Los resultados mostraron que el instrumento, en su primera fase de adaptación cultural para el portugués, presentó índices elevados de consistencia interna de sus ítems.Este estudo teve como objetivos adaptar, culturalmente, para o Brasil o "Diabetes - 39 - D-39", testar a validade da versão adaptada, em uma amostra de pessoas com diabetes mellitus tipo 2, e descrever os participantes do estudo, segundo os escores obtidos por meio da aplicação da escala tipo Likert. O processo de

  13. MRI bone oedema scores are higher in the arthritis mutilans form of psoriatic arthritis and correlate with high radiographic scores for joint damage

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    Tan, Yu M; Østergaard, Mikkel; Doyle, Anthony;

    2009-01-01

    (intraclass correlation coefficients = 0.80 and 0.77 respectively) but only fair for bone proliferation (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.42). MRI erosion scores were higher in AM patients (53.0 versus 15.0, p = 0.004) as were bone oedema and proliferation scores (14.7 versus 10.0, p = 0.056 and 3.......6 versus 0.7, p = 0.003 respectively). MRI bone oedema scores correlated with MRI erosion scores and X-ray erosion and joint space narrowing scores (r = 0.65, p = 0.0002 for all) but not the disease activity score 28-C reactive protein (DAS28CRP) or pain scores. CONCLUSIONS: In this patient group with Ps......A, MRI bone oedema, erosion and proliferation were all more severe in the AM-form. Bone oedema scores did not correlate with disease activity measures but were closely associated with X-ray joint damage scores. These results suggest that MRI bone oedema may be a pre-erosive feature and that bone damage...

  14. Quality scores for 32,000 genomes

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    Land, Miriam L.; Hyatt, Doug; Jun, Se-Ran;

    2014-01-01

    . Most (~88%) of the genomes had quality scores of 0.8 or better and can be safely used for standard comparative genomics analysis. We compared genomes across factors that may influence the score. We found that although sequencing depth coverage of over 100x did not ensure a better score, sequencing read...... length was a better indicator of sequencing quality. With few exceptions, most of the 30,000 genomes have nearly all the 102 essential genes. Conclusions The score can be used to set thresholds for screening data when analyzing “all published genomes” and reference data is either not available...... or not applicable. The scores highlighted organisms for which commonly used tools do not perform well. This information can be used to improve tools and to serve a broad group of users as more diverse organisms are sequenced. Unexpectedly, the comparison of predicted tRNAs across 15,000 high quality genomes showed...

  15. Propensity score weighting with multilevel data.

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    Li, Fan; Zaslavsky, Alan M; Landrum, Mary Beth

    2013-08-30

    Propensity score methods are being increasingly used as a less parametric alternative to traditional regression to balance observed differences across groups in both descriptive and causal comparisons. Data collected in many disciplines often have analytically relevant multilevel or clustered structure. The propensity score, however, was developed and has been used primarily with unstructured data. We present and compare several propensity-score-weighted estimators for clustered data, including marginal, cluster-weighted, and doubly robust estimators. Using both analytical derivations and Monte Carlo simulations, we illustrate bias arising when the usual assumptions of propensity score analysis do not hold for multilevel data. We show that exploiting the multilevel structure, either parametrically or nonparametrically, in at least one stage of the propensity score analysis can greatly reduce these biases. We applied these methods to a study of racial disparities in breast cancer screening among beneficiaries of Medicare health plans.

  16. Evaluación in vitro de la fractura de los instrumentos rotatorios Mtwo® y ProTaper®

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    Sandra Bibiana Rodríguez Gutiérrez

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el éxito del tratamiento endodóntico depende dela eliminación de los microorganismos con la preparación quimiomecánica. Los instrumentos rotatorios de Níquel-Titanio ofrecenuna mayor flexibilidad y eficiencia en el corte, pero la fracturade estos puede ocurrir inesperadamente por fatiga del metal.Objetivo: determinar in vitro el primer instrumento que presentefractura y el número de usos antes de observarla en los sistemasrotatorios Mtwo® y ProTaper®. Metodología: estudio experimentalin vitro con presentación de resultados descriptivos comparativos.Se utilizó un total de 50 instrumentos rotatorios ProTaper® y40 Mtwo® para preparar cubos acrílicos Maillefer® con curvassimuladas registrándose cuál es la primera lima de cada serie quese fracturó y cuántos usos soportó cada juego de limas antes de lafractura. Resultados: el número de usos antes de la fractura paraProTaper® es 3.9 y para Mtwo® es 9.7 La primera lima ProTaper®en fracturarse fue la F1 y para Mtwo® es la 25/.06. Conclusión: laduración de los instrumentos rotatorios de Mtwo® es mayor a losde ProTaper® (p 0.0001. Se observó una incidencia relativamentealta de fractura para el instrumento F1 del sistema ProTaper® a los4 usos y del instrumento 25/.06 para el sistema Mtwo® a los 10 usos,con una baja incidencia de deformación o cambio en la estructuraidentificable macroscópicamente antes de presentarse la falla.

  17. Influence of scoring parameter settings on Agatston and volume scores for coronary calcification

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    van Ooijen, PMA; Vliegenthart, R; Witteman, JCM; Oudkerk, M

    2005-01-01

    Current multi-detector CT and electron beam tomography (EBT) technology enables the evaluation of coronary calcification. Multiple software packages are available to quantify calcification using several scoring algorithms implementing user-definable scoring parameters. We investigated the effect of

  18. Puesta en práctica de una política de desastres: los instrumentos de la gestión de riesgos en México

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    Estrada Díaz, Gabriela

    2015-01-01

    El programa de la política de desastres en México es revisado bajo la premisa de que ha resultado insuficiente para prevenir, de manera efectiva, la ocurrencia de desastres. La política mexicana de desastres se basa en una serie de instrumentos que inciden en los distintos momentos del desastre (de la etapa de riesgo al posdesastre), aunque hasta ahora se ha privilegiado la atención de emergencias y no se ha dado suficiente fuerza a los instrumentos y prácticas que podrían conducir a una polí...

  19. Configuração glótica em tocadores de instrumento de sopro Glottic configuration in wind instrument players

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    Claudia Alessandra Eckley

    2006-01-01

    O conhecimento dos problemas de saúde relacionados à voz ocupacional torna-se cada vez mais importante à medida que mais indivíduos usam a voz como instrumento de trabalho. Os músicos tocadores de instrumento de sopro são um grupo bastante específico de indivíduos que usa o trato vocal intensamente no exercício de suas atividades profissionais. Curiosamente, pouco ou nada temos relatado sobre a atuação direta da laringe nesta modalidade profissional. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do atual estudo foi a...

  20. Diseño de un instrumento para evaluación diagnóstica de la competencia digital docente : formación flipped classroom

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    Martín Rodríguez, Déborah; Sáenz de Jubera, Mª Magdalena; Campión, Raúl Santiago; Edurne CHOCARRO DE LUIS

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    La propuesta que se presenta a continuación consiste en el diseño y construcción de un instrumento para la evaluación diagnóstica de las competencias digitales docentes previa a una formación Flipped Classroom. El instrumento que proponemos consiste en un cuestionario diseñado conforme a las dimensiones recomendado del “Marco Común de Competencia Digital Docente” del Plan de Cultura Digital en la Escuela y las especificidades que requiere el modelo flipped learning, con el fin de que el profe...

  1. Evaluar para un mundo en transformación : metodología e instrumentos de actitudes aplicados en el proyecto PIEARCTS

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    Vázquez Alonso, Ángel; Manassero Mas, María Antonia

    2009-01-01

    La evaluación de las creencias y actitudes de estudiantes y profesorado hacia los temas CTS, como indicadores de alfabetización científica y tecnológica, constituye un problema relevante de la investigación actual. Sin embargo, este diagnóstico no es sencillo por la naturaleza compleja del objeto evaluado y las propias dificultades de validez y fiabilidad de los procedimientos e instrumentos de evaluación. Los instrumentos empíricamente desarrollados como el Cuestionario de Opiniones sobre Ci...

  2. Planos de ação para uso de instrumentos de apoio gerencial em serviço de enfermagem hospitalar

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    Eduardo,Elizabete Araújo

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Os instrumentos gerenciais sustentam as ações administrativas realizadas pelo enfermeiro. Este estudo teve como objetivo desenvolver um Plano de Ação participativa para uso de instrumentos de apoio às atividades gerenciais de enfermeiros em um hospital público. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória, de abordagem qualitativa na modalidade pesquisa-ação, composta por amostra de nove enfermeiros gestores do Estado do Paraná. A coleta de dados ocorreu em quatro fases: na Fase 1, foram apl...

  3. Validez y confiabilidad del instrumento "prácticas de cuidado que realizan consigo mismas y con el hijo por nacer las mujeres en la etapa prenatal”

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    Ruiz de Cárdenas, Carmen Helena; Fajardo Peña, María Teresa; Velandia, Judith Patricia

    2012-01-01

    Se realizó una investigación metodológica que permitió construir un instrumento cuyo objetivo es valorar las prácticas de cuidado que realizan consigo mismas y con el hijo por nacer las mujeres en la etapa prenatal. Se le aplicaron los criterios de confiabilidad y validez, dando lugar a un instrumento válido y confiable que puede ser utilizado para el estudio de las practicas de cuidado en el área materno prenatal, como parte la Sublinea de Investigación Prácticas del Cuidado Materno P...

  4. Propiedades psicométricas de un instrumento de evaluación de la adicción al cibersexo

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    Gil Llario, Mª Dolores; Gómez Martínez, Sandra; Gil Julia, Beatriz; Ballester Arnal, Rafael

    2010-01-01

    La adicción al cibersexo constituye una «nueva patología» cuya prevalencia ha aumentado con rapidez en los últimos años, por lo que se precisa de instrumentos de evaluación validados. En este trabajo presentamos la adaptación y validación para su administración en población española del Internet Sex Screening Test (ISST). El instrumento fue administrado a 1.239 estudiantes universitarios españoles. Los resultados muestran cinco componentes que explican el 47,5% de la varianza. La ...

  5. Uso de Instrumentos Financieros Derivados por las Empresas.Posibles Estrategias para reducir riesgos y análisis de éstas.

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    TORDERA PUIG, PASCUAL

    2015-01-01

    [ES] La motivación de este proyecto viene dada por la oportunidad que se me ofreció de realizar prácticas en el departamento de Tesorería y Mercado de Capitales del Banco Sabadell. Durante estas prácticas pude conocer desde la base, el mundo de los instrumentos financieros derivados, los cuales se habían tocado sólo de pasada en las asignaturas financieras de la carrera. A la vez que aprendía todos instrumentos y funciones del departamento de forma teórica, pude trabajarlos y llevarlos a l...

  6. La media y alta atmósfera: Inversión e interpretación de las medidas del instrumento SABER

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    García Comas, Maia

    2004-01-01

    La media y alta atmósfera terrestre es una región poco explorada hasta la fecha. Comprender los procesos que en ella tienen lugar es importante no sólo por la ampliación de nuestro conocimiento sino porque es la interfaz entre el espacio y la baja atmósfera. Hasta el lanzamiento del instrumento SABER a bordo del satélite TIMED de NASA en el año 2001, muy pocas misiones espaciales habían estado totalmente didicadas a realizar medidas en esta región. Este instrumento mide las emisiones infrarr...

  7. A aplicação do Balanced Scorecard como instrumento de controlo de gestão na Guarda Nacional Republicana

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    Lopes, Domingos

    2010-01-01

    O presente trabalho encontra-se subordinado ao tema: "A Aplicação do Balanced Scorecard como Instrumento de Controlo e Gestão na Guarda Nacional Republicana." Na vida de qualquer organização é necessário tomar de decisões e realizar acções tendo em vista atingir os objectivos que a organização se propôs. Torna-se, portanto necessário implementar instrumentos de controlo de gestão , de forma a acompanhar e controlar os objectivos que as organizações se propuseram re...

  8. Desenvolvimento e reprodutibilidade do instrumento De Avaliação da Promoção da Saúde na Universidade - IAPSU

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    Ana Maria Fontenelle Catrib; Natália Bitar da Cunha Olegario; Daniela Gardano Bucharles Mont’Alverne; Guilherme Pinheiro Ferreira da Silva; Ana Paula Vasconcellos Abdon; Juliana Guimarães e Silva; Nelson Filice de Barros

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Apresentar o Instrumento de Avaliação da Promoção da Saúde na Universidade (IAPSU) e seu processo de avaliação de reprodutibilidade. Métodos: Estudo transversal realizado entre maio e julho de 2014 com 50 acadêmicos de uma universidade de Fortaleza- CE, o qual desenvolveu o IAPSU a partir da análise de documentos governamentais e de uma revisão sistemática da literatura acerca de uma universidade potencialmente saudável. O instrumento possui 41 questões, divididas em cinco domínios:...

  9. El sistema de evaluación de impacto ambiental y la implementación de los instrumentos de regulación territorial urbanos e interurbanos

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    Pedro Lira Olmo

    2015-01-01

    A continuación se presentan algunas consideraciones en relación a lo establecido por la Ley de Bases del Medio Ambiente, para la evaluación ambiental de los instrumentos de regulación territorial urbana e interurbana. La inquietud que motiva esta ponencia radica en que publicado el Reglamento del Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental con fecha 3 de abril de 1997, el Sistema se vuelve obligatorio e incluye a los instrumentos en comento. Esta situación presenta, como se expondrá, singulari...

  10. A Escala de Comportamento Ecológico: desenvolvimento e validação de um instrumento de medida Ecological Behavior Scale: validation of an instrument

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    Claudia Marcia Lyra Pato; Álvaro Tamayo

    2006-01-01

    O interesse por estudos sobre as relações entre o homem e o meio ambiente tem sido cada vez maior. Entretanto, aqueles dedicados à investigação da complexidade do fenômeno comportamental associado ao meio ambiente são recentes. A inexistência de instrumento para medir o comportamento ecológico adequado à realidade brasileira, que permita a compreensão desse fenômeno em nosso contexto sociocultural, destaca a importância e a necessidade de se construírem instrumentos confiáveis e adequados ao ...

  11. Do MCAT scores predict USMLE scores? An analysis on 5 years of medical student data

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    Jacqueline L. Gauer

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the associations and predictive values of Medical College Admission Test (MCAT component and composite scores prior to 2015 with U.S. Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK scores, with a focus on whether students scoring low on the MCAT were particularly likely to continue to score low on the USMLE exams. Method: Multiple linear regression, correlation, and chi-square analyses were performed to determine the relationship between MCAT component and composite scores and USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores from five graduating classes (2011–2015 at the University of Minnesota Medical School (N=1,065. Results: The multiple linear regression analyses were both significant (p<0.001. The three MCAT component scores together explained 17.7% of the variance in Step 1 scores (p<0.001 and 12.0% of the variance in Step 2 CK scores (p<0.001. In the chi-square analyses, significant, albeit weak associations were observed between almost all MCAT component scores and USMLE scores (Cramer's V ranged from 0.05 to 0.24. Discussion: Each of the MCAT component scores was significantly associated with USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores, although the effect size was small. Being in the top or bottom scoring range of the MCAT exam was predictive of being in the top or bottom scoring range of the USMLE exams, although the strengths of the associations were weak to moderate. These results indicate that MCAT scores are predictive of student performance on the USMLE exams, but, given the small effect sizes, should be considered as part of the holistic view of the student.

  12. Do MCAT scores predict USMLE scores? An analysis on 5 years of medical student data

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    Gauer, Jacqueline L.; Wolff, Josephine M.; Jackson, J. Brooks

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the associations and predictive values of Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) component and composite scores prior to 2015 with U.S. Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores, with a focus on whether students scoring low on the MCAT were particularly likely to continue to score low on the USMLE exams.Method: Multiple linear regression, correlation, and chi-square analyses were performed to determi...

  13. THE EFFICIENCY OF TENNIS DOUBLES SCORING SYSTEMS

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    Geoff Pollard

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a family of scoring systems for tennis doubles for testing the hypothesis that pair A is better than pair B versus the alternative hypothesis that pair B is better than A, is established. This family or benchmark of scoring systems can be used as a benchmark against which the efficiency of any doubles scoring system can be assessed. Thus, the formula for the efficiency of any doubles scoring system is derived. As in tennis singles, one scoring system based on the play-the-loser structure is shown to be more efficient than the benchmark systems. An expression for the relative efficiency of two doubles scoring systems is derived. Thus, the relative efficiency of the various scoring systems presently used in doubles can be assessed. The methods of this paper can be extended to a match between two teams of 2, 4, 8, …doubles pairs, so that it is possible to establish a measure for the relative efficiency of the various systems used for tennis contests between teams of players.

  14. Estimating one's own personality and intelligence scores.

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    Furnham, Adrian; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas

    2004-05-01

    One hundred and eighty-seven university students completed the full NEO-PI-R assessing the five super-traits and 30 primary traits, and the Wonderlic Personnel Test of general intelligence. Two months later (before receiving feedback on their psychometric scores), they estimated their own scores on these variables. Results at the super-factor level indicated that participants could significantly predict/estimate their own Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Conscientiousness scores. The correlation between estimated and psychometrically measured IQ was r=.30, showing that participants could, to some extent, accurately estimate their intelligence. In addition, there were a number of significant correlations between estimated intelligence and psychometrically assessed personality (particularly Neuroticism, Agreeableness and Extraversion). Disagreeable people tended to award themselves higher self-estimated intelligence scores. Similarly, stable people tended to award themselves higher estimates of intelligence (even when other variables were controlled). Regressing both estimated and psychometric IQ scores onto estimated and psychometric personality scores indicated that the strongest significant effect was the relationship between trait scores and self-estimated intelligence. PMID:15142299

  15. El cuerpo en la interpretación musical. Un modelo teóricobasado en las propiocepciones en la interpretación de instrumentos acústicos, hiperinstrumentos e instrumentos alternativos

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    Peñalba Acitores, Alicia

    2008-01-01

    Se estudia el rol que desempeña el cuerpo en la interpretación de instrumentos musicales. Para ello propone un modelo teórico basado en tres teorías cognitivas: la Embodied Mind propuesta por Mark Jonson, la teoría ecológica de la percepción visual de James Gibson y la teoría de las contingencias sensoriomotoras formulada por Kevin O’Regan y Alva Noë. El modelo estudia cuatro niveles de intervención del cuerpo: un nivel de programación motora, un nivel de producción sonora, un nivel perceptiv...

  16. CEI-UCI: instrumento para evaluar el cuidado de enfermería individualizado de adultos en la UCI

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    Ángela María Henao Castaño

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue diseñar el instrumento Cuidado de Enfermería Individualizado en Unidad de Cuidado Intensivo (CEI-UCI para identificar las intervenciones de cuidado de enfermería individualizado en pacientes con ventilación mecánica invasiva en la UCI. Metodología: Estudio psicométrico, exploratorio-observacional, con n = 156 enfermeras que laboraban en la UCI con pacientes adultos en ventilación mecánica. Se diseñaron un total de 85 ítems para iniciar las pruebas. Para la validez facial se utilizó la V. Aiken por encima de 0,70. Para la validez de contenido se realizó el cálculo de Lawshe Modificado igual o mayor a de 0,58. La validez de constructo se obtuvo por medio del análisis factorial con ocho dominios NANDA. La confiabilidad se reportó con test-retest para los días 1, 2 y 3 de estadía de los pacientes en UCI. Resultados: El CEI-UCI presentó una validez facial con rangos entre 0,75-0,82, con un CVI con rangos entre 0,58-0,90. La validez de constructo se confirmó con una varianza total explicada del 73% para cuatro factores. La confiabilidad por el test-retest entre los tres primeros días de aplicado el instrumento se presentó con un rango de 0,662 a 1,00. Conclusiones: El instrumento CEI-UCI posee 53 ítems y seis dimensiones con validez facial, aparente y consistencia interna. La validez de constructo derivada del análisis factorial de cuatro factores se denominaron Dimensiones, a saber: F1, Protección y seguridad (17 ítems; F2, Interacción fisiológica y social (3 ítems; F3, Roles y conexiones sociales (13 ítems; y F4, Autopercepción y nutrición (11 ítems. Además, hubo dos dimensiones permanentes y centinelas: Perceptual-Cognitivo y el de Confort.

  17. Determinación de la confiabilidad del instrumento de efectividad familiar Determinação da confiabilidade do instrumento de efetividade familiar Determining the reliability of the family effectiveness instrument

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    Rosalba Leal Carrillo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio cuyos objetivos fueron determinar la confiabilidad de la versión en español del instrumento Escala de Evaluación de la Funcionalidad Familiar, de Marie Luise Friedemann, e identificar la efectividad de la funcionalidad familiar, mediante la aplicación del instrumento en 883 familias de la ciudad de Villavicencio. La metodología incluyó un diseño de tipo descriptivo con abordaje cuantitativo, transversal. La confiabilidad se valoró por el método de fiabilidad de alfa de Cronbach con cada ítem. Entre los resultados se evidenció que los coeficientes intraindividuales del instrumento se encuentran entre 0,691 y 0,742; hubo consistencia interna entre los ítems. En la efectividad de la funcionalidad familiar, la clasificación de las dimensiones y metas de las familias en estudio fue de niveles bajo y medio con los siguientes porcentajes: dimensiones de coherencia, 46%; individuación, 47,5%; mantenimiento, 29%; cambio en el sistema, 52%. Metas de: crecimiento, 49%; control, 52% y espiritualidad, 47%. En conclusión, el 49,3% de las familias se clasificó en niveles bajo e intermedio de efectividad de la funcionalidad familiar, lo cual es coherente con el obtenido en las dimensiones y metas, y refleja deficiente incorporación de conocimientos para adquirir nuevas conductas, problemas en la comunicación efectiva, no compartir experiencias y sentimientos, dificultad para adaptarse a nuevos valores, estilos de vida, ausencia de relaciones con otros sistemas familiares, deficiencias en acciones colectivas, dificultad para incorporar nuevos conocimientos y apropiarse de conductas para transformar la cultura (morfogénesis; lo anterior ocasiona deterioro en la evolución del sistema familiar.Realizou-se um estudo que objetivou determinar a confiabilidade da versão em espanhol do instrumento Escala de Avaliação da Funcionalidade Familiar, de Marie Luise Friedemann, e identificar a efetividade da funcionalidade familiar

  18. An ultrasound score for knee osteoarthritis

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    Riecke, B F; Christensen, R.; Torp-Pedersen, S;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To develop standardized musculoskeletal ultrasound (MUS) procedures and scoring for detecting knee osteoarthritis (OA) and test the MUS score's ability to discern various degrees of knee OA, in comparison with plain radiography and the 'Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score' (KOOS......) domains as comparators. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of MUS examinations in 45 patients with knee OA. Validity, reliability, and reproducibility were evaluated. RESULTS: MUS examination for knee OA consists of five separate domains assessing (1) predominantly morphological changes in the medial...... coefficients ranging from 0.75 to 0.97 for the five domains. Construct validity was confirmed with statistically significant correlation coefficients (0.47-0.81, P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The MUS score suggested in this study was reliable and valid in detecting knee OA. In comparison with standing radiographs of...

  19. Score Matrix for HWBI Forecast Model

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — 2000-2010 Annual State-Scale Service and Domain scores used to support the approach for forecasting EPA's Human Well-Being Index. A modeling approach was developed...

  20. The FAt Spondyloarthritis Spine Score (FASSS)

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    Pedersen, Susanne Juhl; Zhao, Zheng; Lambert, Robert Gw;

    2013-01-01

    Studies have shown that fat lesions follow resolution of inflammation in the spine of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). Fat lesions at vertebral corners have also been shown to predict development of new syndesmophytes. Therefore, scoring of fat lesions in the spine may constitute both...... an important measure of treatment efficacy as well as a surrogate marker for new bone formation. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a new scoring method for fat lesions in the spine, the Fat SpA Spine Score (FASSS), which in contrast to the existing scoring method addresses the localization...... and phenotypic diversity of fat lesions in patients with axial SpA....

  1. Multifactor Screener in OPEN: Scoring Procedures & Results

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    Scoring procedures were developed to convert a respondent's screener responses to estimates of individual dietary intake for percentage energy from fat, grams of fiber, and servings of fruits and vegetables.

  2. ALVARADO SCORE AND ITS CORRELATION WITH APPENDICITIS

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    Surajit

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of an acute abdomen. The treatment is surgical and negative appendectomy rates are high. The Alvarado score can be used to stratify patients with symptoms of suspected appendicitis. It enables risk stratification in patients presenting with abdominal pain, linking the probability of appendicitis to recommendations regarding discharge, observation or surgical intervention. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate Alvarado scoring system for diagnosis of acute appendicitis and its correlation with operative finding and histopathology. Patients presenting in the Emergency Department in primary and secondary care settings, especially in low-resource countries where emergency CT scan is not available round the clock can be benefitted from the Alvarado scoring system. MATERIALS AND METHODS The score has 6 clinical items and 2 laboratory measurements with a total 10 points. This study was conducted on 98 patients irrespective of age and sex, who attended the emergency and OPD during the course of the work with symptoms suggestive of acute appendicitis including abdominal pain, rebound tenderness, nausea, vomiting or elevated temperature with/without leukocytosis and neutrophilia, and charts were made for each of the patients. Using the scoring system for appendicitis developed by Alvarado, each chart was scored. Out of 98 patients, 7 patients with Alvarado score of ≤ 4 were treated conservatively and later discharged in stable condition. The remaining 91 patients with score of 5-6 and those with score of ≥ 7 were operated. Operative finding and later histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in 83 patients out of 91 who underwent appendectomy. RESULT In this study, we compared the Alvarado score of the patient recorded prior to operation with the operative finding and histopathological report. The results were statistically analysed by Student

  3. Adoção homoafetiva como instrumento de garantia do direito fundamental do menor a convivência familiar

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    Queiroz, Cassiana Maria Fachinetto

    2013-01-01

    Neste trabalho de conclusão de curso, teve-se como objetivo verificar a possibilidade jurídica da adoção homoafetiva como instrumento de garantia do direito fundamental do menor à convivência familiar. Para alcançar o objetivo proposto optou-se trabalhar com pesquisa bibliográfica e documental. Apesar da omissão do legislador no que diz respeito à adoção homoafetiva, deve o judiciário, ao deparar-se com tal situação, valer-se dos princípios constitucionais, ao deferir ao casal homossexual o e...

  4. Fundo Nacional do Idoso: um instrumento de fortalecimento dos Conselhos e de garantia de direitos da pessoa idosa

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    Alexandre de Oliveira Alcântara

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O Fundo Nacional do Idoso, instituído pela Lei Federal n.º 12.213, está sob a jurisdição do Conselho Nacional dos Direitos do Idoso - CNDI, que deve fixar os critérios de sua utilização em Resolução, servindo de parâmetro para os Fundos Municipais, Distrital, e Estaduais. Este artigo relata a experiência e visa a registrar e divulgar como se deu a gestão inaugural deste Fundo que é um potencial instrumento de fortalecimento dos Conselhos e garantia dos direitos de idosos brasileiros. Palavras-chave: Direitos; Fundo Especial; Idoso.

  5. Perfiles de involucramiento del consumidor y el instrumento de medición para consumidores mexicanos "IP6"

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    Jorge Vera Martínez

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito pretende esencialmente dos propósitos. En primer lugar se trata de presentar una visión general sobre el involucramiento del consumidor en el proceso de compra como una línea de investigación dentro de la mercadotecnia y el comportamiento de consumo. Además, se introduce al concepto del involucramiento en un sentido multifacético, al que se ha llamado “perfiles de involucramiento”, dependiente de diferentes factores que afectan a un consumidor cuando está en una situación de elección de compra; de igual forma se presenta una revisión de los diferentes modelos e instrumentos de medición que se han ofrecido para medir el involucramiento en este sentido multivariable. Son propuestas de operacionalización del involucramiento que se han diseñado en otros países y en idiomas distintos al español. El segundo objetivo, y más importante, radica en presentar los resultados sobre el diseño de un instrumento de medición basado en esta visión multifacética del involucramiento y en los inventarios desarrollados anteriormente en otros países; también se intenta ofrecer un instrumento que mida “los perfiles de involucramiento del consumidor en la elección de compra de un producto” en idioma español y aplicable en México. Para esto se diseñan, confiabilizan y validan (al menos de forma inicial una serie de reactivos en consumidores mexicanos que pretenden medir las distintas variables relacionadas con esta concepción del involucramiento. Este enfoque y su instrumento de medición pretende ser nombrado como el “IP6” (modelo de involucramiento de 6 perfiles. Asimismo, se obtienen 6 conjuntos de 3 reactivos cada uno con indicadores aceptables de confiabilidad y validez para medir cada perfil de involucramiento pretendido: “interés hacia el producto”, “placer percibido en su compra”, “valor simbólico que representa”, “importancia del riesgo al elegirlo”, “probabilidad percibida de ese riesgo” e

  6. El Psicodiagnóstico de Rorschach como instrumento evaluador de grupos: un estudio de 1,200 casos

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    Matilde Ráez de Ramírez

    1986-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo intenta demostrar la utilidad del Psicodiagnóstico de Rorschach como instrumento que permite evaluar cuantitativamente y cualitativamente aspectos internos de la personalidad de grupos específicos. Para tal efecto se administró la prueba colectivamente a 1,200 sujetos de ambos sexos entre los 19 y 38 años que se encontraban postulando a un instituto superior o una promoción laboral. El análisis de los contenidos permite ubicar semejanzas y diferencias entre los grupos dentro de la normalidad, de acuerdo al sexo, edad y grado de instrucción, siendo este último el que parece identificar mayores diferencias.

  7. Instrumentos históricos del CSIC: una herramienta para la divulgación científica

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    Moreno Gómez, Esteban

    2016-01-01

    Conferencia "Instrumentos históricos del CSIC: una herramienta para la divulgación científica" impartida por Esteban Moreno Gómez en el marco del Curso "Cultura Científica: Divulgación y Comunicación de la Ciencia" los días 13,14 y 15 de Junio de 2016 en Madrid. Organizado por la Vicepresidencia Adjunta de Cultura Científica del Consejo Superior de investigaciones Científicas. Documento en formato PDF de 17 páginas con gráficos e imágenes a color. Plan de Identificación, Recuperación y Conser...

  8. El teatro como instrumento pedagógico para el desarrollo de competencias: una experiencia en el campo del management

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    Joaquín Camps

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En el mundo empresarial se está imponiendo, dentro de la función de recursos humanos, la gestión por competencias. En el artículo se clarifica el concepto de competencia en la empresa, para a continuación plantear su naturaleza experiencial y, por tanto, la necesidad de su desarrollo a través del aprendizaje vivencial. Se finaliza describiendo una experiencia docente llevada a cabo durante los últimos cinco años en la universitat de València en la que se ha intentado utilizar el teatro como instrumento de aprendizaje vivencial para el desarrollo de competencias ligadas a la Dirección de Empresas.

  9. El ordenamiento territorial y su construcción social en Colombia: ¿un instrumento para el desarrollo sustentable?

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    Hernández Peña Yolanda Teresa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como objetivo principal realizar una reflexión sobre algunos de los aspectos del ordenamiento territorial en Colombia. Establece un análisis sobre los planes de ordenamiento como instrumentos actuales en la construcción de “un orden deseado” y sobre las posibilidades para lograr un modelo de ocupación que permita orientar el territorio hacia un desarrollo sustentable. Para esto se analizan los resultados del proceso realizado hasta el momento y se señalan algunos factores a tener en cuenta con el fin de mejorar las dinámicas que se establecen en los niveles locales y regionales.

  10. Use score card to boost quality.

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    2002-10-01

    Keeping a score card can identify problem areas and track improvements. When specific goals are reached, staff are given rewards such as thank-you letters, tokens, or pizza parties. Staff are kept informed about the results of the score card through bulletin board postings, staff meetings, and the hospital Intranet. Data are collected with manual entry by nursing staff, chart review by performance improvement, and a computerized program.

  11. Cardiovascular risk score in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Wagan, Abrar Ahmed; Mahmud, Tafazzul E Haque; Rasheed, Aflak; Zafar, Zafar Ali; Rehman, Ata ur; Ali, Amjad

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To determine the 10-year Cardiovascular risk score with QRISK-2 and Framingham risk calculators in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Non Rheumatoid Arthritis subjects and asses the usefulness of QRISK-2 and Framingham calculators in both groups. Methods: During the study 106 RA and 106 Non RA patients age and sex matched participants were enrolled from outpatient department. Demographic data and questions regarding other study parameters were noted. After 14 hours of fasting 5 ml of venous blood was drawn for Cholesterol and HDL levels, laboratory tests were performed on COBAS c III (ROCHE). QRISK-2 and Framingham risk calculators were used to get individual 10-year CVD risk score. Results: In this study the mean age of RA group was (45.1±9.5) for Non RA group (43.7±8.2), with female gender as common. The mean predicted 10-year score with QRISK-2 calculator in RA group (14.2±17.1%) and Non RA group was (13.2±19.0%) with (p-value 0.122). The 10-year score with Framingham risk score in RA group was (12.9±10.4%) and Non RA group was (8.9±8.7%) with (p-value 0.001). In RA group QRISK-2 (24.5%) and FRS (31.1%) cases with predicted score were in higher risk category. The maximum agreement scores between both calculators was observed in both groups (Kappa = 0.618 RA Group; Kappa = 0.671 Non RA Group). Conclusion: QRISK-2 calculator is more appropriate as it takes RA, ethnicity, CKD, and Atrial fibrillation as factors in risk assessment score. PMID:27375684

  12. Comparability of IQ Scores over Time

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    Must, Olev; te Nijenhuis, Jan; Must, Aasa; van Vianen, Annelies E. M.

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates the comparability of IQ scores. Three cohorts (1933/36, 1997/98, 2006) of Estonian students (N = 2173) are compared using the Estonian National Intelligence Test. After 72 years the secular rise of the IQ test scores is 0.79 SD. The mean 0.16 SD increase in the last 8 years suggests a rapid increase of the Flynn Effect (FE)…

  13. Restaurant Inspection Scores and Foodborne Disease

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    Jones, Timothy F.; Pavlin, Boris I; LaFleur, Bonnie J.; Ingram, L. Amanda; Schaffner, William

    2004-01-01

    Restaurants in the United States are regularly inspected by health departments, but few data exist regarding the effect of restaurant inspections on food safety. We examined statewide inspection records from January 1993 through April 2000. Data were available from 167,574 restaurant inspections. From 1993 to 2000, mean scores rose steadily from 80.2 to 83.8. Mean inspection scores of individual inspectors were 69–92. None of the 12 most commonly cited violations were critical food safety haz...

  14. Interpreting the Meaning of Pain Severity Scores

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    Hodgins, Marilyn J

    2002-01-01

    Poor pain management practices are generally discussed in terms of barriers associated with the patient, clinician and/or health care organization. The impact of deficiencies in the tools that are used to measure pain are seldom addressed. Three factors are discussed that complicate the measurement of pain: the nature of pain, the lack of meaning associated with scores generated by pain scales, and treatment goals that lack specificity and are not linked to patients' pain scores. The m...

  15. Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)

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    Collins, N J; Prinsen, C A C; Christensen, R;

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize evidence regarding measurement properties of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS). DESIGN: A comprehensive literature search identified 37 eligible papers evaluating KOOS measurement properties in partici......OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize evidence regarding measurement properties of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS). DESIGN: A comprehensive literature search identified 37 eligible papers evaluating KOOS measurement properties...

  16. Schooling in adolescence raises IQ scores

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    Brinch, Christian N.; Galloway, Taryn Ann

    2011-01-01

    Although some scholars maintain that education has little effect on intelligence quotient (IQ) scores, others claim that IQ scores are indeed malleable, primarily through intervention in early childhood. The causal effect of education on IQ at later ages is often difficult to uncover because analyses based on observational data are plagued by problems of reverse causation and self-selection into further education. We exploit a reform that increased compulsory schooling from 7 to 9 y in Norway...

  17. ¿Qué evalúan los instrumentos de evaluación?. Valoraciones de estudiantes

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    Porto Currás, Mónica

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The instruments used for information gathering provide the information to assess whether students have achieved the competences set out in the training plan. Therefore, knowing how they understand and describe the capabilities and skills they are demonstrating is useful information to be considered at times of change and curriculum restructuring. In this paper we describe the results of study in which students describe what is involved in each of the assessment techniques they have undergone during their undergraduate studies and what skills were used in each case. With this information, we have tried to organise the types of tools to collect information with skills developed from the perceptions of students, presenting a continuum of cognitive abilities.Los instrumentos empleados para la recogida de información aportan la información para evaluar si se han logrado las competencias previstas en un plan formativo. Por ello, conocer cómo entienden y describen los estudiantes las capacidades y destrezas que están demostrando en ellos, es una información a tener en cuenta en momentos de cambio y reestructuraciones de los planes de estudio. En este artículo mostramos los resultados obtenidos en una investigación, en la que los estudiantes describen qué implica cada una de las técnicas de evaluación que han realizado a lo largo de sus estudios de licenciatura y qué destrezas debían emplear en cada una de ellas. Con la información recogida, hemos intentado organizar las tipologías de instrumentos de recogida de información con las capacidades desarrolladas desde las percepciones de los estudiantes, presentando un continuo de habilidades cognitivas.

  18. INSTRUMENTOS CLAVES DE LA GESTIÓN ESCOLAR. EL CASO DE LA SUBVENCIÓN ESCOLAR PREFERENCIAL DE CHILE

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    Fabian Castro Valle

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    Full Text Available El objetivo general de este artículo es mostrar los resultados de una investigaciónrealizada entre los años 2013 y 2014 en cuatro escuelas de educación básica de dependencia municipal, en la comuna de Recoleta, Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile. El estudio tuvo un enfoque cualitativo, con un alcance exploratorio y descriptivo, fundamentado a partir de un diseño de estudio de caso. Se analiza la relación entre el Proyecto Educativo Institucional (PEI y el Plan de Mejoramiento Educativo (PME en estas escuelas, para determinar la coherencia entre ambos instrumentos de gestión e identificar los contenidos del PEI que requieren ser ajustados sobre la base del PME. Los resultados de la investigación muestran que: i los PEI de las escuelas presentan estructuras e identidades distintas y los PME tienen una sola lógica de elaboración con propósitos similares; ii en las cuatro escuelas se detectó que los integrantes de la comunidad educativa tienen una participación diferenciada en los procesos de elaboración, difusión, implementación y evaluación del PEI y PME; iii con respecto al grado de coherencia entre PEI y PME, se detectó que, tres escuelas presentan una coherencia mediana y la restante una alta coherencia referida a la relación explícita entre PEI y PME ; iv los contenidos del PEI de una de las escuelas no requiere ajuste, mientras que aquellos de las otras tres escuelas requieren un mediano nivel de ajuste. Destacando la relevancia de la coherencia en los instrumentos de gestión y el reconocimiento de factores identitarios para las escuelas.

  19. Turismo como instrumento de desarrollo: Una visión alternativa desde factores humanos, sociales e institucionales

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    Ana Isabel Muñoz Mazón

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    Full Text Available Se da un tácito consenso asumiendo que la actividad turística es un instrumento efi caz y efi ciente de desarrollo económico y social. Sin embargo, a pesar de las frecuentes declaraciones de índole política a tal respecto, es notoria la falta de un marco teórico-práctico de turismo para el desarrollo. Muchas cuestiones clave necesitan un análisis más profundo: (i qué entendemos como desarrollo a estos efectos; (ii cuál es la contribución del turismo a ese desarrollo; y (iii qué formulación y alcance deben tener las políticas turísticas y su gobernanza para que el turismo sea realmente un instrumento de desarrollo. En este artículo se expone un breve análisis-respuesta a estas cuestiones. A la vista de los paradigmas de desarrollo de las últimas décadas (modernización, neoliberalismo, dependencia, y sostenibilidad, se consideran propuestas apoyadas en la Nueva Economía Institucional y la Teoría del Capital Social, y posibles contenidos de la política y gobernanza del turismo vis-à-vis el desarrollo. Se presentan también a este respecto los resultados de la consulta, realizada en 2011, a 60 expertos de 15 países, en los ámbitos académico, profesional y político.

  20. INECO frontal screening: um instrumento para avaliar as funções executivas na depressão

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    Daniela Nunes

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    Full Text Available O comprometimento das funções executivas constitui um dos défices mais robustos na perturbação depressiva. Contudo, poucos instrumentos têm sido concebidos para avaliar de forma breve e específica as funções executivas na depressão. Este estudo objetiva avaliar as funções executivas em doentes com depressão, analisar a relação existente entre a gravidade da depressão e o desempenho do funcionamento executivo, e verificar a sensibilidade e especificidade do INECO Frontal Screening (IFS comparativamente com a Behavioural Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS na avaliação das funções executivas em doentes com depressão. 50 participantes com depressão (Média idades = 43.46, DP = 10.71 e 35 participantes pertencentes ao grupo de controlo (Média idades = 40.91, DP = 10.46, de ambos os géneros, foram avaliados através do IFS e da BADS. Os participantes com depressão apresentaram um funcionamento executivo deficitário comparativamente ao grupo de controlo tanto no IFS como na BADS e o aumento da gravidade da depressão fez-se acompanhar por um maior comprometimento do funcionamento executivo. O IFS demonstrou-se tão sensível e específico quanto a BADS na deteção da disfunção executiva em doentes com depressão. Este estudo sugere que o IFS é um instrumento breve, sensível e específico para avaliar as funções executivas na depressão.

  1. Direito Internacional Privado: o diálogo como instrumento de efetivação dos Direitos Humanos

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    Gisele Cittadino

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    Full Text Available The Private international law, having as the axiological axis the man, is one of the most important tools of legal science in the recognition and preservation of dignity and human rights. The intercultural dialogue, in turn, is an instrument used by private international law as a way to find a common denominator between the rights of different peoples from different cultures. The standardization and codification of Private International Law, through the composition of large spaces of debate and negotiation, as the Permanent Convention Hague, allow respect for cultural and social differences. Consequently, during the construction of the best law to be applied or even the substantive law adopted by the Convention, it’s built a solid and legitimate set of rules that provides promotion to the individual.Resumo: O Direito Internacional Privado, tendo como eixo axiológico o homem, é um dos mais importantes instrumentos da ciência jurídica no reconhecimento e preservação da dignidade e dos direitos humanos. O dialogo intercultural, por sua vez, é instrumento utilizado pelo Direito Internacional Privado como forma de encontrar um denominador comum entre os direitos dos mais diversos povos das mais diversas culturas. A uniformização e a codificação do Direito Internacional Privado, por meio da composição de grandes ambientes de debates e negociação, como a Convenção Permanente da Haia, possibilitam o respeito às diferenças culturais e sociais. Consequentemente, no momento da construção da melhor lei a ser aplicada ou até mesmo da lei material adotada pela Convenção, constrói-se um conjunto normativo sólido e legítimo que fornece ao indivíduo sua promoção.

  2. La coordinación entre niveles asistenciales: una sistematización de sus instrumentos y medidas Coordination among healthcare levels: systematization of tools and measures

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    Rebeca Terraza Núñez

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available La mejora de la coordinación asistencial es una prioridad para muchos sistemas de salud y, especialmente, para la atención de problemas de salud crónicos en los que intervienen múltiples profesionales y servicios. La abundancia de estrategias y mecanismos de coordinación promovidos requiere una sistematización que ayude a utilizarlos de forma adecuada. El objetivo del artículo es analizar la coordinación asistencial y sus instrumentos, a partir de la teoría organizacional. Los mecanismos se pueden clasificar según el proceso básico utilizado para la coordinación de las actividades, programación o retroalimentación. La combinación óptima de mecanismos dependerá de 3 factores: grado de diferenciación de las actividades asistenciales, volumen y tipo de interdependencias y grado de incertidumbre. Históricamente, los servicios sanitarios han confiado la coordinación a la estandarización de las habilidades y, de manera más reciente, de los procesos mediante guías, mapas y planes. Su utilización resulta insuficiente para enfermedades crónicas en las que intervienen diversos profesionales con interdependencias recíprocas, variabilidad en la respuesta y un volumen de información procesada elevado. En este caso, son más efectivos los mecanismos basados en la retroalimentación, como grupos de trabajo, profesionales de enlace y sistemas de información vertical. La evaluación de la coordinación asistencial ha sido realizada hasta el momento de forma poco sistemática, mediante la utilización de indicadores de estructura, proceso y resultado. Las diversas estrategias e instrumentos se han aplicado, sobre todo, en los niveles sociosanitario y de salud mental; uno de los retos para la coordinación es extender y evaluar su uso a lo largo del continuo asistencial.Improving healthcare coordination is a priority in many healthcare systems, particularly in chronic health problems in which a number of professionals and services

  3. Confiabilidade do Instrumento para Classificação de Idosos quanto à Capacidade para o Autocuidado Reliability of the Instrument for Classifying Elderly People's Capacity for Self-care

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    Maria Helena Morgani de Almeida

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a confiabilidade do Instrumento para Classificação de Idosos quanto à Capacidade para o Autocuidado, desenvolvido para auxiliar o terapeuta ocupacional na atenção a idosos em unidades básicas de saúde. MÉTODOS: Foram realizados testes de estabilidade e consistência interna. Para validação do Instrumento, os testes foram aplicados à amostra de 30 indivíduos com 60 anos ou mais, em dois momentos. A análise estatística foi realizada a partir de agrupamentos criteriosos de respostas, o que levou à formulação de uma versão simplificada do Instrumento. A estabilidade desta versão foi avaliada pelo coeficiente kappa e a consistência interna pelo coeficiente alpha de Cronbach. RESULTADOS: A estabilidade variou de moderada a excelente. A consistência interna foi verificada somente para áreas que se mostraram adequadas para o uso da metodologia baseada no cálculo do alpha de Cronbach: três das seis questões da área "perfil social" e os blocos das atividades básicas e instrumentais de vida diária da área "capacidade funcional", respectivamente com nove e oito atividades. CONCLUSÕES: Após os testes de estabilidade e consistência interna, o Instrumento possibilita classificação sucinta e simplificada de idosos quanto à capacidade funcional para atividades básicas e instrumentais e sua caracterização quanto aos demais aspectos do autocuidado. Evidências acerca de sua confiabilidade e validade podem ser ampliadas por meio de novos estudos.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability of an instrument for classifying elderly people regarding their capacity for self-care, which was developed to assist occupational therapists in attending elderly people at primary healthcare units. METHODS: Stability and internal consistency tests were carried out. To validate the instrument, tests were applied to a sample of 30 individuals aged 60 years and over, on two occasions. The statistical analysis was performed after

  4. Avaliação de um instrumento para classificação de pacientes pediátricos oncológicos

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    Sandra de Andrade

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos avaliar a reprodutibilidade interavaliadores do instrumento para a classificação de pacientes pediátricos portadores de câncer; verificar se o instrumento de classificação de pacientes é adequado a pacientes pediátricos portadores de câncer e elaborar uma proposta de modificação do instrumento, permitindo a adaptação para pacientes pediátricos oncológicos. Foram avaliados, na unidade de internação pediátrica de um Hospital de câncer, 34 pacientes pelas equipes de médicos, enfermeiros e técnicos de enfermagem. Para a avaliação do grau de concordância entre os escores obtidos pelos avaliadores foi utilizado o coeficiente Kappa, que revelou um valor intermediário/alto nas classificações objetivas, e um valor baixo nas subjetivas. Conclui-se que o instrumento é confiável e reprodutível, porém, para classificação do paciente pediátrico oncológico, sugere-se a complementação de itens para atingir um resultado mais compatível com a realidade dessa população.

  5. Construção e validação de um instrumento para avaliação da regulação emocional

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    José Maurício Haas Bueno

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    Full Text Available Considerando a inexistência de um instrumento para avaliação de habilidades relacionadas à inteligência emocional (IE no mercado brasileiro e as relações que a regulação de emoções (uma das habilidades relacionadas com a IE vem mostrando com critérios externos, esse trabalho propõe a construção e investigação das propriedades psicométricas de um instrumento para avaliação da regulação emocional. Para tanto, foram construídas provas baseadas na técnica do Stroop Emocional, utilizando palavras e imagens como estímulos emocionais e a nomeação de cores como tarefa cognitiva. Esse instrumento foi aplicado a uma amostra de 207 participantes adultos, de ambos os sexos. Uma análise fatorial revelou dois fatores que se estruturaram em função do tipo de estímulo emocional (imagens e palavras, porém esses fatores apresentaram um padrão de correlações neutras com traços de personalidade e raciocínio abstrato. Esses resultados foram discutidos à luz de pesquisas anteriores e caminhos foram apontados para a continuidade do desenvolvimento do instrumento.

  6. Los instrumentos de la conferencia de La Haya de derecho internacional privado que facilitan el desarrollo de los negocios internacionales y las inversiones

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    Ignacio Goicoechea

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es compartir algunas ideas sobre la manera en que el Derecho Internacional Privado, y en particular algunos instrumentos desarrollados por la Conferencia de La Haya, contribuyen al desarrollo de la infraestructura jurídica propicia para promover los negocios internacionales y las inversiones.

  7. Índice y abstract de tesis doctoral sobre derecho fundamental de asociación como instrumento de cambio social.

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    Reverte Martínez, Francisco Manuel

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    Resumen e índice de la Tesis doctoral relativa al derecho fundamental de asociación como instrumento de cambio social, con especial referencia a las asociaciones juveniles como figura específica del ordenamiento español.

  8. Como afecta la practica de instrumentos musicales en la aparición de patologías del sistema estomatognático

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    Miguel Mur, Alfredo de

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    En elpresente trabajo tratamos de demostrar la vinculación existente entre la práctica de instrumentos musicales y la aparición de patologías del sistema estomatognático, demostréndose que si que existe una vinculación entre los mismos

  9. CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN INSTRUMENTO PARA MEDIR LA UTILIDAD PERCIBIDA DE LAS TIC USADAS EN LA DOCENCIA POR ESTUDIANTES DE ARQUITECTURA TÉCNICA

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    Victoria E. Garcia-Vera

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    Full Text Available Se ha realizado una investigación acerca del uso del ordenador y de los objetos de aprendizaje que utilizan los estudiantes en una asignatura de Arquitectura Técnica de la Universidad de Alicante. Para ello, se ha creado un instrumento que analiza la utilidad percibida de los objetos de aprendizaje en la adquisición de las competencias y las actitudes de los estudiantes hacia el uso del ordenador. Los análisis realizados indican que el instrumento de medición elaborado es fiable y válido. La validez de contenido del instrumento se analizó a través del juicio de expertos (validez general del cuestionario = .912, p-valor = .000. La validez de constructo se estudió a través del análisis de su estructura interna, sometiendo a un análisis factorial los ítems de la versión definitiva del cuestionario (se identificaron cuatro factores que juntos explicaron el 45.65% de la varianza. La fiabilidad del instrumento se analizó calculando su consistencia interna por medio del coeficiente alpha de Cronbach (? para el total de la escala = .90.

  10. Trainee Occupational Therapists Scoring the Barthel ADL.

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    Martin, Elizabeth; Nugent, Chris; Bond, Raymond; Martin, Suzanne

    2015-09-01

    Within medical applications there are two main types of information design; paper-based and digital information [1]. As technology is constantly changing, information within healthcare management and delivery is continually being transitioned from traditional paper documents to digital and online resources. Activity of Daily Living (ADL) charts are still predominantly paper based and are therefore prone to "human error" [2]. In light of this, an investigation has taken place into the design for reducing the amount of human error, between a paper based ADL, specifically the Barthel Index, and the same ADL created digitally. The digital ADL was developed as an online platform as this offers the best method of data capture for a large group of participants all together [3]. The aim of the study was to evaluate the usability of the Barthel Index ADL in paper format and then reproduce the same ADL digitally. This paper presents the findings of a study involving 26 participants who were familiar with ADL charts, and used three scenarios requiring them to complete both a paper ADL and a digital ADL. An evaluation was undertaken to ascertain if there were any 'human errors' in completing the paper ADL and also to find similarities/differences through using the digital ADL. The results from the study indicated that 22/26 participants agreed that the digital ADL was better, if not the same as a paper based ADL. Further results indicated that participants rate highly the added benefit of the digital ADL being easy to use and also that calculation of assessment scores were performed automatically. Statistically the digital BI offered a 100 % correction rate in the total calculation, in comparison to the paper based BI where it is more common for users to make mathematical calculation errors. Therefore in order to minimise handwriting and calculation errors, the digital BI proved superior than the traditional paper based method.

  11. 24-Hour ICH Score Is a Better Predictor of Outcome than Admission ICH Score

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    Aysenne, Aimee M.; Albright, Karen C.; Mathias, Tiffany; Chang, Tiffany R.; Boehme, Amelia K.; Beasley, T. Mark; Martin-Schild, Sheryl

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    Background The ICH score is a validated tool for predicting 30-day morbidity and mortality in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. Aims and/or Hypothesis The aim of this study is to determine if the ICH score calculated 24 hours after admission is a better predictor of mortality than the ICH score calculated on admission. Methods Patients presenting to our center with ICH from 7/08-12/10 were retrospectively identified from our prospective stroke registry. ICH scores were calculated based on initial Glasgow coma scale (GCS) and emergent head computed tomography (CT) on initial presentation and were recalculated after 24 hours. Results A total of 91 patients out of 121 had complete data for admission and 24-hour ICH score. The ICH score changed in 38% from baseline to 24 hours. After adjusting for age, NIHSS on admission, and glucose, ICH score at 24 hours was a significant, independent predictor of mortality (OR = 2.71, 95% CI 1–19–6.20, and P = 0.018), but ICH score on admission was not (OR = 2.14, 95% CI 0.88-5.24, and P = 0.095). Conclusion Early determination of the ICH score may incorrectly estimate the severity and expected outcome after ICH. Calculations of the ICH score 24 hours after admission will better predict early outcomes.

  12. See It, Be It, Write It: Using Performing Arts to Improve Writing Skills and Test Scores

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    Blecher-Sass, Hope Sara; Moffitt, Maryellen

    2010-01-01

    Improve students' writing skills and boost their assessment scores while adding arts education, creativity, and fun to your writing curriculum. With this vibrant resource, improving writing skills goes hand-in-hand with improving test scores. Students learn how to use acting and visualization as prewriting activities to help them connect writing…

  13. Simplified Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System : The TISS-28 items - Results from a multicenter study

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    Miranda, DR; deRijk, A; Schaufeli, W

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    Objectives: To validate a simplified version of the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System, the TISS-28, and to determine the association of TISS-28 with the time spent on scored and nonscored nursing activities. Design: Prospective, multicenter study. Setting: Twenty-two adult medical, surgical, a

  14. Evaluation of initial diffusion-weighted image findings in acute stroke patients using a semiquantitative score

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    We evaluated the usefulness of rating diffusion-weighted images (DWI) using a semiquantitative score modified from the Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score (ASPECTS) to predict deterioration of neurological symptoms in patients with hyperacute ischemic stroke who had undergone thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). We examined 22 patients with acute stroke (14 men, 8 women, mean age 72.5 years) treated with intravenous rt-PA. All were assessed using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and underwent emergent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging within 3 hours and 24 hours of stroke onset. Patients were divided into a deteriorated group (16 patients), in which NIHSS scores were increased after thrombolysis, and a non-deteriorated group (6 patients). We compared the DWI score, ASPECTS, and volume of hyperintense ischemic lesion on DWI (DWI volume) of the 2 groups and examined correlations between these scores and initial NIHSS score or DWI volume. The DWI score and ASPECTS tended to be lower in the deteriorated group than the non-deteriorated group. In addition, with a cutoff value ≤7, the DWI score could discriminate the deteriorated group from the non-deteriorated group with a sensitivity of 50% and specificity of 87.5%, whereas for ASPECTS, sensitivity was 50% and specificity, 81.2%. The DWI score, ASPECTS, and DWI volume had no correlation with NIHSS score but weak negative correlations with the DWI volume (P<0.01; Spearman's test). Comparing initial NIHSS score with each DWI score and DWI volume, the non-deteriorated group tended to have higher DWI scores and smaller DWI volumes than the deteriorated group, but there was no statistical difference between initial NIHSS and DWI scores. Though the DWI score was not statistically different, the threshold would be set to 6 points or above. Comparing initial DWI score with volume, patients with low DWI scores tended to show large variation in DWI volume and

  15. DISEÑO Y VALIDACIÓN DE UN INSTRUMENTO DE MEDIDA DEL CLIMA EN CENTROS DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA

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    Jesús Miguel Rodríguez Mantilla

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio forma parte de una investigación acerca de la influencia del clima institucional en el síndrome de burnout. El objetivo, en este caso, es elaborar y validar un instrumento de medida del clima de los centros de Secundaria. Tras la elaboración y aplicación del instrumento a una muestra de 794 docentes de la Comunidad de Madrid, se analizó la fiabilidad, la validez de contenido y de constructo (esta última a través de Modelos de Ecuaciones Estructurales con la aplicación informática AMOS 7.0. Los resultados obtenidos en el análisis de fiabilidad (alfa de Cronbach = 0,947 para la totalidad del instrumento, 0,842, 0,923 y 0,964 para las dimensiones de Relación Profesor-Alumnos, Profesor-Compañeros y Profesor-Superiores respec¬tivamente y en el Análisis Factorial Confirmatorio fueron altamente satisfactorios (CMIN/DF = 2,899, CFI = 0,904, RMSEA = 0,049, PRATIO = 0,946. Los valores del coeficiente de discriminación de los ítems del instrumento final oscilaron entre 0,29 y 0,78. Por todo ello, el instrumento presentado reúne las características técnicas exigidas para ser considerada una herramienta válida y fiable para medir el clima de los centros.

  16. Psicologia positiva e os instrumentos de avaliação no contexto brasileiro Positive psychology and evaluating instruments used in Brazil

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    Fabio Scorsolini-Comin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo é apresentar uma revisão integrativa da literatura científica acerca dos instrumentos de avaliação existentes na Psicologia Positiva, no contexto brasileiro. Pelas bases LILACS e SciELO (1970-2008, a partir de critérios de inclusão/exclusão, foram recuperados e analisados seis trabalhos. Os estudos que abordam os instrumentos de mensuração existentes são relacionados ao bem-estar subjetivo e à satisfação. Entre as principais contribuições do referencial, destaca-se a construção de instrumentos de avaliação e modelos de intervenção. As principais escalas mencionadas são norte-americanas, havendo apenas uma brasileira. Constatou-se a necessidade de se firmar a produção de instrumentos adaptados e validados para o contexto brasileiro, além de novos estudos que investiguem os instrumentos internacionais, seus pressupostos, validação e aplicação em diversos contextos culturais.The objective of this study is to present an integrative review of the scientific literature about concepts, methods and evaluating instruments regarding Positive Psychology. Six papers from LILACS and SCIELO databases (1970-2008 based on inclusion/exclusion criteria were analyzed. The studies broached tools of measurement related to subjective welfare and satisfaction. Among the major contributions of this frame of reference, we point out the construction of estimation tools and intervention models. The foremost scales are North-American, in fact, there is just one Brazilian scale. Thus, it was noticed the necessity of developing adapted and valid instruments for the Brazilian context. Besides, new studies that investigate international instruments, their prerequisites, validation and applications in different cultural contexts should be done.

  17. SCORE SETS IN ORIENTED 3-PARTITE GRAPHS

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    2007-01-01

    Let D(U, V, W) be an oriented 3-partite graph with |U|=p, |V|=q and |W|= r. For any vertex x in D(U, V, W), let d+x and d-x be the outdegree and indegree of x respectively. Define aui (or simply ai) = q + r + d+ui - d-ui, bvj(or simply bj) = p + r + d+vj - d-vj and Cwk (or simply ck) = p + q + d+wk - d-wk as the scores of ui in U, vj in V and wk in Wrespectively. The set A of distinct scores of the vertices of D(U, V, W) is called its score set. In this paper, we prove that if a1 is a non-negative integer, ai(2≤i≤n - 1) are even positive integers and an is any positive integer, then for n≥3, there exists an oriented 3-partite graph with the score set A = {a1,2∑i=1 ai,…,n∑i=1 ai}, except when A = {0,2,3}. Some more results for score sets in oriented 3-partite graphs are obtained.

  18. Gambling scores for earthquake predictions and forecasts

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    Zhuang, Jiancang

    2010-04-01

    This paper presents a new method, namely the gambling score, for scoring the performance earthquake forecasts or predictions. Unlike most other scoring procedures that require a regular scheme of forecast and treat each earthquake equally, regardless their magnitude, this new scoring method compensates the risk that the forecaster has taken. Starting with a certain number of reputation points, once a forecaster makes a prediction or forecast, he is assumed to have betted some points of his reputation. The reference model, which plays the role of the house, determines how many reputation points the forecaster can gain if he succeeds, according to a fair rule, and also takes away the reputation points betted by the forecaster if he loses. This method is also extended to the continuous case of point process models, where the reputation points betted by the forecaster become a continuous mass on the space-time-magnitude range of interest. We also calculate the upper bound of the gambling score when the true model is a renewal process, the stress release model or the ETAS model and when the reference model is the Poisson model.

  19. Risk of Ovarian Cancer Relapse Score

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    Rizzuto, Ivana; Stavraka, Chara; Chatterjee, Jayanta; Borley, Jane; Hopkins, Thomas Glass; Gabra, Hani; Ghaem-Maghami, Sadaf; Huson, Les; Blagden, Sarah P.

    2015-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to construct a prognostic index that predicts risk of relapse in women who have completed first-line treatment for ovarian cancer (OC). Methods A database of OC cases from 2000 to 2010 was interrogated for International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage, grade and histological subtype of cancer, preoperative and posttreatment CA-125 level, presence or absence of residual disease after cytoreductive surgery and on postchemotherapy computed tomography scan, and time to progression and death. The strongest predictors of relapse were included into an algorithm, the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Relapse (ROVAR) score. Results Three hundred fifty-four cases of OC were analyzed to generate the ROVAR score. Factors selected were preoperative serum CA-125, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage and grade of cancer, and presence of residual disease at posttreatment computed tomography scan. In the validation data set, the ROVAR score had a sensitivity and specificity of 94% and 61%, respectively. The concordance index for the validation data set was 0.91 (95% confidence interval, 0.85-0.96). The score allows patient stratification into low (0.67) probability of relapse. Conclusions The ROVAR score stratifies patients according to their risk of relapse following first-line treatment for OC. This can broadly facilitate the appropriate tailoring of posttreatment care and support. PMID:25647256

  20. THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE = O ESTUDO DE IMPACTO DE VIZINHANÇA COMO INSTRUMENTO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA QUALIDADE DE VIDA URBANA

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    Full Text Available The urbanization process has brought to cities are two serious problems: social exclusion and land speculation. To reverse the degradation of the urban environment, the City Statute - Federal Law 10.257, promulgated on July 10, 2001, creates the necessary tools to plan the city in order to promote quality of life of citizens. Among the various instruments established by law, there is the Impact of Neighborhood, an institute essential to avoid the deployment of developments or activities that have the potential to degrade the immediate neighborhood, the urban environment and quality of urban life. Thus, this article discusses the role of Impact of Neighborhood as a tool for enhancing the quality of life in cities, as this institute is increasingly being used by municipalities in urban planning process. = O processo de urbanização trouxe para as cidades dois problemas graves: a exclusão social e a especulação imobiliária. No sentido de reverter a degradação do meio ambiente urbano, o Estatuto da Cidade - Lei Federal 10.257, promulgada em 10 de julho de 2001, cria os instrumentos necessários para planejar a cidade, de modo a promover a qualidade de vida dos cidadãos. Dentre os vários instrumentos estabelecidos na lei, surge o Estudo de Impacto de Vizinhança – EIV, um instituto fundamental para se evitar a implantação de empreendimentos ou atividades potencialmente causadoras de degradação à vizinhança imediata, ao meio ambiente urbano e à qualidade de vida urbana. Dessa maneira, o presente artigo discute o papel do EIV como ferramenta para a promoção da qualidade de vida nas cidades, uma vez que tal instituto está cada vez mais sendo utilizado pelos municípios no processo de ordenamento urbano.

  1. NCACO-score: An effective main-chain dependent scoring function for structure modeling

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    Dong Xiaoxi

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Development of effective scoring functions is a critical component to the success of protein structure modeling. Previously, many efforts have been dedicated to the development of scoring functions. Despite these efforts, development of an effective scoring function that can achieve both good accuracy and fast speed still presents a grand challenge. Results Based on a coarse-grained representation of a protein structure by using only four main-chain atoms: N, Cα, C and O, we develop a knowledge-based scoring function, called NCACO-score, that integrates different structural information to rapidly model protein structure from sequence. In testing on the Decoys'R'Us sets, we found that NCACO-score can effectively recognize native conformers from their decoys. Furthermore, we demonstrate that NCACO-score can effectively guide fragment assembly for protein structure prediction, which has achieved a good performance in building the structure models for hard targets from CASP8 in terms of both accuracy and speed. Conclusions Although NCACO-score is developed based on a coarse-grained model, it is able to discriminate native conformers from decoy conformers with high accuracy. NCACO is a very effective scoring function for structure modeling.

  2. Tradução e adaptação para a língua portuguesa do In-hospital Utstein Style Traducción y adaptación al idioma portugués del instrumento In-hospital Utstein Style Translation and adaptation of the In-Hospital Utstein Style into the portuguese language

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    Patrícia do Amaral Avansi

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A parada cardiorrespiratória (PCR é um evento potencialmente letal e a qualidade do atendimento prestado depende da agilidade, conhecimento e habilidade de toda a equipe envolvida. Desenvolvido em 1997, o In-hospital Utstein Style é um relatório padrão para coleta de dados significativos em PCR. O estudo objetivou realizar a tradução e adaptação à língua portuguesa do instrumento. O instrumento foi submetido ao processo de tradução e adaptação cultural. O resultado deste processo gerou um instrumento aplicado em fase de pré-teste a 20 pacientes vítimas de PCR. As variáveis de resultado não foram coletadas, pois pressupõe o acompanhamento destes pacientes ao longo do tempo. O ritmo de PCR mais comum foi atividade elétrica sem pulso (65%; o tempo médio para desfibrilar foi de 1,25 minutos. Houve itens sem resposta. Podemos concluir que o instrumento é aplicável à realidade brasileira, buscando melhor atendimento ao evento da PCR.El paro cardiopulmonar (PCP es un estado potencialmente letal, donde la calidad del servicio depende de la agilidad, conocimiento y habilidad del equipo involucrado. El In-hospital Utstein Style fue elaborado en 1997. Este instrumento que recolecta datos de importancia durante un PCP fue traducido y adaptado al portugués. De esta forma fue sometido al proceso de traducción y adaptación cultural. Se obtuvo como resultado un instrumento, el cual fue aplicado a 20 victimas de PCP a través de un pre-test. Las variables de resultado no fueron consideradas en la recolección de datos, pues suponía el seguimiento de los pacientes por un periodo prolongado. El ritmo del PCP más común fue la actividad eléctrica sin pulso (65% y el tiempo promedio de desfibrilación fue de 1,25 minutos. Algunos ítems no fueron respondidos. Se concluye que el instrumento puede ser aplicado al contexto brasileño, en busca de una mejor atención en casos de PCP.Cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA is a potentially lethal event

  3. A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card.

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    Finneson, B E

    1978-06-01

    A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card or questionnaire has been developed to assess potential candidates for excision of a herniated lumbar disc who have not previously undergone lumbar spine surgery. It is not designed to encompass patients who are being considered for other types of lumbar spine surgery, such as decompressive laminectomy or fusion. In an effort to make the "score card" usable by almost all physicians who are involved in lumbar disc surgery, only studies which have broad acceptance and are generally employed are included. Studies which have less widespread use such as electromyogram, discogram, venogram, special psychologic studies (MMPI, pain drawings) have been purposely excluded.

  4. Instrumentos clínicos de avaliação funcional do tornozelo: revisão sistemática Clinical measurement tools for ankle functional assessment: a systematic review

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    Tarcísio Santos Moreira

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A entorse lateral do tornozelo é umas das lesões mais comuns em atletas e adultos fisicamente ativos. A utilização de instrumentos de avaliação confiáveis e válidos é fundamental na determinação da intervenção terapêutica adequada e, portanto, do sucesso do tratamento. O objetivo deste trabalho foi fazer um levantamento crítico, por meio de uma análise sistemática da literatura, dos instrumentos de medida adequados (questionários e escalas funcionais disponíveis para a avaliação dos indivíduos que sofreram entorse lateral do tornozelo. Após busca nos bancos de dados Medline e Scielo foram incluídos 11 questionários para avaliação funcional do tornozelo. A escala funcional de extremidade inferior LEFS (Lower extremity functional scale e a medida funcional de pé e tornozelo FAAM (Foot and ankle ability measure foram as que apresentaram melhor qualidade metodológica, além de mais informações sobre suas propriedades de medida e suas aplicações práticas - mas não foram traduzidas para o português. Foram encontrados dois questionários traduzidos e adaptados para a população brasileira, o instrumento de instabilidade de tornozelo CAIT (Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool e a escala de tornozelo e retropé AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society - ankle-hindfoot scale. A AOFAS apresentou uma análise mais completa de suas propriedades, sendo portanto o instrumento mais recomendado para avaliação funcional do complexo pé-tornozelo atualmente no Brasil.Lateral ankle sprain is the most common injury among athletes and physically active adults. The adoption of valid and reliable clinical assessment instruments is basic for determining the most adequate therapeutic intervention, hence to achieve better rehabilitation. This is a systematic literature review to search for available and reliable outcome measures (questionnaires and functional scales in the assessment of individuals who suffered lateral ankle

  5. Gleason Score 6 - Prostate Cancer or Benign Variant?

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    Knüchel, Ruth

    2015-01-01

    The leading motivation behind wanting to call a 'malignant' prostate lesion 'benign' is the evidence of indolent prostate cancer that is not associated with a fatal outcome and in part makes therapeutic measures such as surgery and radiotherapy appear like overtreatment for some or possibly the majority of such patients. The present article reviews the definitions of 'precancerous lesion' and 'cancer' from a histopathologic point of view as the basis and gold standard for diagnosis. It is clear that with the 2 modifications implemented since its first publication, the Gleason score as the grading system for prostate cancer has shifted towards a low malignant subgroup diagnosed as Gleason 6. The recommendation of the International Society of Urological Pathology to change the Gleason score to a 5-tiered system, starting with grade group 1, is presented here, and may help doctor-patient communication especially in the active surveillance setting. PMID:26633167

  6. EDUTOOL®: UN INSTRUMENTO PARA LA EVALUACIÓN Y ACREDITACIÓN DE LA CALIDAD DE LOS MOOCS

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    Miguel Baldomero Ramírez-Fernández

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación analiza la calidad normativa de los cursos MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses a través del instrumento EduTool®, marca registrada en la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (3.087.298, en vigor. Surge de una línea de trabajo de investigación de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla y desarrollada en el Laboratorio de Inteligencia Computacional (LIC. EduTool® se desarrolla bajo los auspicios de la norma UNE 66181 y en el LIC se han analizado las ponderaciones de los subfactores de cada una de las dimensiones (reconocimiento de la formación, metodología de aprendizaje y niveles de accesibilidad de esta norma sobre la Gestión de la Calidad de la Formación Virtual a los MOOCs mediante lógica difusa. En este sentido, la agregación de las variables lingüísticas de 10 jueces expertos se realizó mediante la función OR probabilística y se desfuzzificaron mediante el método del centroide de área para calcular las citadas ponderaciones. Para medir la calidad de los cursos se procedió a buscar y seleccionar relevantes plataformas MOOC: Udacity, EdX, MiríadaX y Coursera. Posteriormente, por muestreo no probabilístico intencional se seleccionaron los cursos MOOCs más relevantes relativos a las categorías de informática y ciencias de la computación. Para este procedimiento de recogida de información, se habilitaron en dichas plataformas a dos ingenieros informáticos para la codificación y valoración de la calidad de estos cursos utilizando el citado instrumento. Los resultados analíticos y gráficos muestran que, de forma general, la calidad de la media de los MOOCs analizados en cada plataforma se sitúa por encima de la puntuación que describe el mínimo exigido (50 %. Así pues, se apreció una calidad media superior en las plataformas Coursera (66,34 % y EdX (62,62 %, intermedia en la plataforma Udacity (54,92 % y algo inferior en la plataforma MiríadaX (50,40 %.

  7. Sistemas de classificação de pacientes como instrumentos de gestão em Unidades de Terapia Intensiva Sistemas de clasificación de pacientes como instrumentos de gestión en Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos Patients' classification systems as management tools at Intensive Care Units

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    Ana Maria Tranquitelli; Katia Grillo Padilha

    2007-01-01

    Trata-se de uma abordagem teórica sobre diferentes instrumentos de medida assistenciais e gerenciais utilizados para a determinação da gravidade dos pacientes, quantificação das demandas de cuidados, estimativa da real necessidade de profissionais de enfermagem e custo da assistência intensiva, o que os torna recursos facilitadores de gestão. Neste artigo, apresentam-se diferentes instrumentos de medida voltados à classificação de pacientes em unidades de Terapia Intensiva (UTIs), considerand...

  8. Instrumento para mensuração de atitudes frente ao processo de avaliação de desempenho Instrumento para medición de actitudes frente al proceso de evaluación de desempeño An instrument for attitude measurement about professional appraisal

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    Vera Lúcia Mira Gonçalves; Maria Madalena Januário Leite

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    O artigo descreve a construção de um instrumento do tipo Escala Likert para mensuração de atitudes dos enfermeiros que vivenciam o processo de avaliação de desempenho desenvolvido no Departamento de Enfermagem do Hospital Universitário da Universidade de São Paulo. O instrumento construído permitiu conhecer as crenças, sentimentos e capacitação dos enfermeiros participantes da pesquisa. Os resultados dos testes de confiabilidade, validação de juizes, Alpha de Cronbach e Correlação de Spearman...

  9. Multidimensional CAT Item Selection Methods for Domain Scores and Composite Scores: Theory and Applications

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    Yao, Lihua

    2012-01-01

    Multidimensional computer adaptive testing (MCAT) can provide higher precision and reliability or reduce test length when compared with unidimensional CAT or with the paper-and-pencil test. This study compared five item selection procedures in the MCAT framework for both domain scores and overall scores through simulation by varying the structure…

  10. Relationship between Students' Scores on Research Methods and Statistics, and Undergraduate Project Scores

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    Ossai, Peter Agbadobi Uloku

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between students' scores on Research Methods and statistics, and undergraduate project at the final year. The purpose was to find out whether students matched knowledge of research with project-writing skill. The study adopted an expost facto correlational design. Scores on Research Methods and Statistics for…

  11. What Do Test Scores Really Mean? A Latent Class Analysis of Danish Test Score Performance

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    Munk, Martin D.; McIntosh, James

    2014-01-01

    Latent class Poisson count models are used to analyze a sample of Danish test score results from a cohort of individuals born in 1954-55, tested in 1968, and followed until 2011. The procedure takes account of unobservable effects as well as excessive zeros in the data. We show that the test scores...

  12. Risk Management in Technovigilance: construction and Validation of a Medical-Hospital Product Evaluation Instrument Administración de riesgo en tecnovigilancia: construcción y validación de un instrumento de evaluación de producto Médico hospitalario Gerenciamento de risco em tecnovigilância: construção e validação de instrumento de avaliação de produto médico-hospitalar

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    Cleuza Catsue Takeda Kuwabara

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available With the continuous incorporation of health technologies, hospital risk management should be implemented to systemize the monitoring of adverse effects, performing actions to control and eliminate their damage. As part of these actions, Technovigilance is active in the procedures of acquisition, use and quality control of health products and equipment. This study aimed to construct and validate an instrument to evaluate medical-hospital products. This is a quantitative, exploratory, longitudinal and methodological development study, based on the Six Sigma quality management model, which has as its principle basis the component stages of the DMAIC Cycle. For data collection and content validation, the Delphi technique was used with professionals from the Brazilian Sentinel Hospital Network. It was concluded that the instrument developed permitted the evaluation of the product, differentiating between the results of the tested brands, in line with the initial study goal of qualifying the evaluations performed.Con la continua incorporación de tecnologías en la salud, la administración de riesgo hospitalario debe ser implantada para sistematizar la monitorización de eventos adversos, ejecutando acciones para el control y eliminación de sus daños. Como parte de esas acciones, la Tecnovigilancia actúa en los procedimientos de adquisición, utilización y control de calidad de productos y equipamientos en el área de la salud. El objetivo de este estudio fue construir y validar un instrumento de evaluación de productos Médico hospitalarios. Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, exploratorio, longitudinal y de desarrollo metodológico, fundamentado en el modelo de gestión de calidad Seis Sigma, que tiene como base principal las etapas componentes del Ciclo DMAIC. Para la obtención de datos y la validación de contenido, se utilizó la técnica Delphi con profesionales de la Red Brasileña de Hospitales Centinela. Se concluyó que el

  13. Tennessee SCORE: State Collaborative on Reforming Education

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    2013-01-01

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) collaboratively supports Tennessee's work to prepare students for college and the workforce. Moving forward, it is our goal that Tennessee be the fastest-improving state in the country in preparing students for the future.

  14. A diet quality score for the Netherlands?

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    Waijers PMCM; Ocke MC; Waijers PMCM; Ocke MC; CVG

    2006-01-01

    It appeared not possible to construct a valid diet quality score to quantitatively evaluate the diet of the Dutch population. In order to meet still the desire for an overall dietary evaluation tool, we suggest to develop an instrument in which dietary components are included individually and visual

  15. Interpreting the Meaning of Pain Severity Scores

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    Marilyn J Hodgins

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Poor pain management practices are generally discussed in terms of barriers associated with the patient, clinician and/or health care organization. The impact of deficiencies in the tools that are used to measure pain are seldom addressed. Three factors are discussed that complicate the measurement of pain: the nature of pain, the lack of meaning associated with scores generated by pain scales, and treatment goals that lack specificity and are not linked to patients' pain scores. The major premise presented in the present article is that the utility of pain measurement is limited because health care professionals do not have a common understanding of the meaning of scores generated by pain measurement tools, especially within the acute care setting. To address this issue, approaches to establishing instrument validity need to be broadened to include the examination of the meaning and consequences of these measurements within a specific context. Substantive improvements in pain management are unlikely to occur until criteria are identified to link explicitly the scores generated by pain measurement tools to treatment goals.

  16. HPXML to Home Energy Score Translator

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    2014-09-08

    Home Energy Score is a simulation-based rating method for existing homes. Home Performance XML (HPXML) is a data transfer standard for home energy audit and retrofit data used throughout the industry. This software receives an HPXML document and translates the building characteristics into HEScore inputs compliant with their API.

  17. Keeping Score on Alcohol: Millennium Hangover.

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    This report is issued by Drug Strategies, a non-profit research institute that promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public initiatives that reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. Drug Strategies prepares "Keeping Score" annually to capture the dimensions…

  18. [Intraoperative crisis and surgical Apgar score].

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    Oshiro, Masakatsu; Sugahara, Kazuhiro

    2014-03-01

    Intraoperative crisis is an inevitable event to anesthesiologists. The crisis requires effective and coordinated management once it happened but it is difficult to manage the crises properly under extreme stressful situation. Recently, it is reported that the use of surgical crisis checklists is associated with significant improvement in the management of operating-room crises in a high-fidelity simulation study. Careful preoperative evaluation, proper intraoperative management and using intraoperative crisis checklists will be needed for safer perioperative care in the future. Postoperative complication is a serious public health problem. It reduces the quality of life of patients and raises medical cost. Careful management of surgical patients is required according to their postoperative condition for preventing postoperative complications. A 10-point surgical Apgar score, calculated from intraoperative estimated blood loss, lowest mean arterial pressure, and lowest heart rate, is a simple and available scoring system for predicting postoperative complications. It undoubtedly predicts higher than average risk of postoperative complications and death within 30 days of surgery. Surgical Apgar score is a bridge between proper intraoperative and postoperative care. Anesthesiologists should make effort to reduce the postoperative complication and this score is a tool for it.

  19. Construcción y validación inicial de un instrumento para medir el estilo de vida en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2

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    López-Carmona Juan Manuel

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Construir y validar un instrumento específico para medir el estilo de vida en los pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre marzo de 2001 y abril de 2002 se hizo un estudio observacional, longitudinal y prospectivo en unidades de medicina familiar de la delegación Estado de México Oriente, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Se diseñó un instrumento de autoadministración, denominado instrumento para medir el estilo de vida en diabéticos, el cual fue sometido a revisión por un panel multidisciplinario de expertos para determinar su validez lógica y de contenido. Se aplicó el instrumento en dos días diferentes a 412 sujetos adultos con diabetes mellitus. Fueron depurados los ítems considerando la frecuencia de selección de sus opciones de respuesta, su correlación ítem-total y su carga significativa en los dominios durante el análisis factorial. RESULTADOS: Completaron el estudio 389 (94.7% sujetos. Los coeficientes de correlación intra-clase para la validez lógica y de contenido fueron de 0.91 y 0.95, respectivamente. Después de la depuración de ítems se obtuvo un instrumento conformado por 25 preguntas cerradas, distribuidas en siete dominios: nutrición, actividad física, consumo de tabaco, consumo de alcohol, información sobre diabetes, emociones y adherencia terapéutica. El a de Cronbach para la calificación total fue de 0.81 y el coeficiente de correlación test-retest de 0.84. CONCLUSIONES: El instrumento para medir el estilo de vida en diabéticos es el primer cuestionario específico para sujetos con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 y tiene validez aparente, validez de contenido y buen nivel de consistencia.

  20. Effects of using a scoring guide on essay scores: generalizability theory.

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    Kan, Adnan

    2007-12-01

    This study was conducted to test the effect of task level and item consistency when two conditions, with and without the assistance of a scoring guide, were used to score essays. The use of generalization theory was proposed as a framework for examining the effect of task variability and use of the scoring guide on achievement measures. Participants were 21 students in Grade 9 enrolled in regular Turkish language and literature classes. Of these students 11 were men and 10 were women. Ten teachers from the city were raters. In the past, raters of essays have given varied judgements of writing quality. Utilizing decision and generalizability theories, variation in scores was evaluated using a three-way (person x rater x task) analysis of variance design. The scoring guide was beneficial in reducing variability of evaluating grammar and reading comprehension but not as helpful when assessing knowledge of concepts.

  1. La medición de la creatividad: desarrollo de un instrumento y estudio de su fiabilidad

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    José M. González

    1979-01-01

    Full Text Available Por medio del estudio de los ítems de 4 formas experimentales, se generaron dos formas paralelas de un test de creatividad, conformada cada una por 3 secciones: CONSECUENCIAS (Consecuencias de un hecho hipotético, DIVERSOS USOS (Diversos usos de un objeto común, FLUIDEZ ASOCIA TIV A (palabras con significado semejante. Se generó un manual de evaluación con base en 3 criterios: Fluidez (Número de respuestas, Flexibilidad (temas o categorías diferentes y Originalidad (respuestas positivas con poca frecuencia. Se estudió la fiabilidad entre correctores, entre formas paralelas y test-retest del instrumento en grupos de 30 estudiantes guatemaltecos de 19, 29 Y 39 grado de secundaria. Se estudió también la relación entre las diferentes Secciones y entre los criterios de evaluación. Las fiabilidades obtenidas en las Secciones 1y II de ambas formas son aceptables, no así las de la Sección III y el Total.

  2. Propiedades psicométricas de un instrumento de acoso cibernético en estudiantes universitarios mexicanos

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    López Pérez, Mistli Guillermina

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo fue analizar la estructura factorial de la Escala de Victimización a través del teléfono móvil y de Internet en una muestra de 170 estudiantes universitarios de una institución educativa pública de Morelos (México de las facultades de psicología, medicina, derecho y administración. Se realizó un análisis factorial exploratorio y un análisis factorial confirmatorio, se analizó la confiabilidad de cada uno de los factores. El porcentaje de varianza total explicada fue de 43.48%. Se encontró un índice de confiabilidad aceptable tanto para el factor de teléfono móvil (.65 como para el de Internet (.63. Cinco reactivos presentaron dificultades en sus cargas factoriales, en su ubicación factorial o en ambos. El análisis factorial confirmatorio mostró un adecuado ajuste del modelo de dos factores con los índices SRMR = .05, RMSEA = .07, GFI = .97, CFI = .96, AGFI = .92 y NNFI = .92. La Escala de Victimización a través del teléfono móvil y de Internet puede ser empleada como un instrumento de medición válido y confiable en estudios mexicanos con estudiantes universitarios.

  3. HÁBITOS DE ESTUDIO Y AUTORREGULACIÓN. VALIDACIÓN DE INSTRUMENTOS PARA SU MEDICIÓN

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    Rosa María Osés Bargas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Como parte de un proyecto de intervención en una escuela de educación básica, se llevó a cabo una investigación, uno de cuyos objetivos fue validar los cuestionarios de Autodiagnóstico de Hábitos de Estudio y de Autorregulación en estudiantes de una secundaria pública. La muestra estuvo formada por 211 adolescentes de 14 a 16 años que cursaban el tercer grado de secundaria. Los resultados mostraron una validez satisfactoria en ambos cuestionarios y una confiabilidad suficiente para considerar que los factores cuentan con una consistencia interna adecuada. Con base en esta validación, se propone la aplicación de estos instrumentos, con fines diagnósticos y preceptivos de manera conjunta, ya que permiten obtener resultados que facilitan la reflexión sobre los procesos de aprendizaje de los estudiantes de este nivel educativo y sustentan confiablemente las intervenciones preventivas y optimizadoras de dichos procesos.

  4. Estilos de administração do conflito entre enfermeiros(as: validação de instrumento

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    Márcio Tadeu Ribeiro Francisco

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objeto as modalidades de administração de conflito adotado por enfermeiros na prática profissional. Considerando a Teoria do "Grid" Gerencial (BLAKE & MOUTON, 1997, o conflito pode ser resolvido em diferentes níveis de qualidade ou não ser solucionado, influenciado pelo estilo de comportamento gerencial. Objetivou-se identificar os estilos de administração dos conflitos adotados por enfermeiros, analisando suas interações. Foi testado um questionário com 25 itens, composto em sua maioria por adágios populares que expressam os cincos modelos básicos de estilos gerenciais. A pesquisa ocorreu no Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, no período de junho de 1996 a agosto de 1997, tendo sido aplicados o método descritivo e a técnica de análise de função através de "check-list". A análise fatorial dos itens demonstrou a ocorrência de oito fatores interdependentes, delineando os seguintes estilos adotados por enfermeiros: confrontação, negociação, enfrentamento, conciliação, manipulação, aceitação, submissão e retirada. Os autores recomendam a revalidação do instrumento de coleta de dados.

  5. El constitucionalismo conservador ecuatoriano: un instrumento en la construcción de la hegemonía

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    Ana Buriano Castro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda aspectos de la plasmación constitucional del proyecto conservador ecuatoriano que se desarrolló bajo el liderazgo de Gabriel García Moreno, entre 1860-1875. Estudia las dos Asambleas Constituyentes de las que emanaron las Cartas de 1861 y 1869, de significación política opuesta. A través de los Diarios y Actas rastrea las tendencias políticas que se enfrentaron en los debates en las respectivas Asambleas. Muestra las estrategias incluyentes desplegadas por los conservadores durante su primer periodo de implantación, así como la consolidación del proyecto conservador en el segundo hito constitucional. Presenta los cambios producidos en la representación, la administración y en el plano electoral (representación provincial, sufragio “universal” y municipio cantonal, como instrumentos-mecanismos para implantar un mayor control social y del Estado central sobre las regiones

  6. SOCIEDADE DA INFORMAÇÃO: OS MOVIMENTOS SOCIAIS EM REDE COMO INSTRUMENTOS PARA A DEMOCRACIA NO BRASIL

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    Aline Antunes Gomes

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available O advento das novas tecnologias de comunicação e informação, principalmente a internet, propiciou mudanças de comportamento dos cidadãos e o surgimento de um novo espaço público, por onde circulam livremente ideias e informações. Essa abertura potencializa a participação cidadã e as lutas sociais em prol da efetivação dos direitos humanos e fundamentais e estimula o surgimento de movimentos sociais em rede. Utilizando-se de uma pesquisa de caráter bibliográfico e do método de abordagem hipotético-dedutivo, este texto apresenta um breve panorama dos principais movimentos que surgiram a partir da rede na última década. Aponta também os limites e as perspectivas que o país encontra para proporcionar uma maior participação da população no ativismo digital e visualiza os movimentos sociais em rede como um instrumento importante para a manutenção da democracia.

  7. Análise de fatores do instrumento de medida do impacto da doença no cotidiano

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    Rafaela Batista dos Santos Pedrosa

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: verificar a estrutura de fatores do Instrumento para Mensuração do Impacto da Doença no Cotidiano do Valvopata (IDCV quando aplicado em coronariopatas. Método: fizeram parte deste estudo 153 coronariopatas em seguimento ambulatorial. A estrutura de fatores do IDCV foi inicialmente avaliada por meio da análise confirmatória de fatores e, subsequentemente, por meio da análise exploratória de fatores. Utilizou-se o método de estimação dos componentes principais de análise com rotação Varimax e eigenvalues acima de um para extração de fatores e carga fatorial superior a 0,40 para seleção dos itens. A consistência interna foi estimada por meio do coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. Resultados: a análise confirmatória não confirmou a estrutura original de fatores do IDCV. A análise exploratória de fatores evidenciou três dimensões que, em conjunto, explicaram 78% da variância da medida. Conclusão: estudos futuros com ampliação da casuística são necessários para confirmação da nova estrutura de fatores do IDCV.

  8. El funcionamiento del sistema de protección ambiental de la Unión Europea: principios, instituciones, instrumentos

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    Judith Domínguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La política ambiental europea es una de las más completas y coherentes que se han conformado en los últimos años en la consecución de un desarrollo sustentable. El conjunto de instrumentos, normas, estrategias y acciones está orientado a ser efectivo; cuenta con mecanismos de evaluación y corrección, e integra derechos fundamentales, la solidaridad entre regiones y la diversidad del territorio europeo. En este artículo se presenta el proceso que ha seguido desde que se estableció como una política por sí misma, y se exponen los principios que la sitúan en el camino de una gobernanza ambiental global o al menos regional. Se analizan los factores clave para el logro de objetivos ambientales en sistemas jurídicos afines al mexicano, lo que puede servir de referencia para la conformación, instrumentación y evaluación de la política ambiental mexicana (sobre todo se revisan los factores críticos, que se reflejan como debilidades en nuestro sistema. Se revisan modelos o marcos de referencia y actuación ante problemas ambientales similares, sin que ello signifique una transferencia automática de políticas públicas.

  9. Instrumentos de avaliação do transtorno de ansiedade social Instruments for the assessment of social anxiety disorder

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    Flávia de Lima Osório

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O transtorno de ansiedade social (TAS é um distúrbio de difícil diagnóstico pelos clínicos, o que estimula o estudo e desenvolvimento de instrumentos que favoreçam seu reconhecimento precoce e sistemático. Objetiva-se identificar na literatura indexada entre janeiro de 1999 e julho de 2004, artigos relativos a estudos psicométricos sobre instrumentos para avaliação do TAS. Procedeu-se à busca sistemática nos indexadores PsycoInfo, Lilacs e Medline, utilizando-se as palavras-chaves: social phobia scale, social phobia validity, social phobia reliability e social anxiety, identificando-se 26 artigos. Para a análise, os estudos foram agrupados em dois conjuntos: a onze relativos à Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS, e b quinze relativos a outras escalas já validadas ou em validação. Dos estudos com a LSAS, seis trabalharam com a versão hetero-aplicada e quatro com a auto-aplicada, tendo identificado qualidades psicométricas satisfatórias quanto à validade no idioma original (inglês, e outros idiomas: francês, hebraico, turco e espanhol. Do mesmo modo, bons índices de fidedignidade foram encontrados e quanto à análise fatorial, o modelo de quatro fatores foi considerado o mais adequado. Dos estudos com outras escalas, sete trabalharam com instrumentos já validados e oito com novas escalas, identificando valores satisfatórios quanto à validade e fidedignidade. As principais limitações verificadas nos estudos relacionaram-se à diversidade de padrão-ouro adotada, composição amostral com ausência de claros critérios de inclusão e exclusão, e pequeno número de estudos com amostras não-clínicas, dificultando o uso dos instrumentos para rastreamento na população geral Estudos futuros que visem aprimorar a validação de critério com base na análise fatorial e de cluster, parecem necessários e oportunos.Social anxiety disorder (SAD is difficult to diagnose by clinicians, a fact that stimulates the study and

  10. Instrumentos de gestion de suelo para vivienda de interes social en colombia: Análisis de caso

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    César García-Ubaque

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Disponer de suelo urbanizable es requisito indispensable para cumplir el propósito de brindar viviendas a la población, pero, el acceso a este suelo enfrenta obstáculos de tipo técnico, administrativo y normativo, que generan procesos caóticos de urbanización en las principales ciudades del país. En este artículo se analizan los instrumentos de gestión de suelo disponibles y utilizados en proyectos desarrollados por Metrovivienda en la localidad de Bosa en Bogotá D.C. Como resultado, se encuentra que las principales causas son: la escasez y los altos precios del suelo urbanizable y la persistencia del fenómeno de urbanización ilegal que pretende cubrir la demanda insatisfecha, especialmente para población no vinculada al mercado laboral formal. La Política Pública de Vivienda se enfoca principalmente en la asignación de subsidios a la demanda y la implementación de proyectos de construcción, pero, sin una Política Pública de Suelo que regule el uso y mercado, no se podrá planear a largo plazo y será muy difícil disminuir la brecha entre la oferta y la demanda de viviendas y lograr un desarrollo eficiente, equitativo y ordenado de la ciudad.

  11. Evaluación de la calidad docente en una facultad de empresa: filosofía, instrumentos y resultados

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    María García-Feijoo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La puesta en marcha del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES ha transformado la forma en la que las universidades españolas gestionan y acreditan la calidad docente. En este contexto, el programa Docentia de la Agencia Nacional de Calidad (ANECA tiene como obje- tivo apoyar a las universidades para que diseñen mecanismos propios para valorar la calidad de la actividad docente de su profesorado y favo- recer su desarrollo y reconocimiento. En este artículo se presenta el caso de estudio de Deusto Business School (Facultad de CCEE y Empresaria - les de la Universidad de Deusto. En primer lugar se explica su modelo propio de evaluación acreditativa, en sus dos niveles: Label 1, para la planificación; y Label 2, para la puesta en práctica. Además, y para cada uno de los niveles, se describen los principales instrumentos utilizados (la guía de aprendizaje y portafolio docente respectivamente, así como el proceso de implantación y los resultados cuantitativos y cualitativos obtenidos hasta la fecha.

  12. Metodología GESINCA como instrumento de gestión empresarial en la industria camaronera venezolana

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    María Amalia Trillo Holgado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La metodología Gestión "Intangibles" Calidad (GESINCA aplicada a la industria camaronera venezolana, se desarrolla con el objetivo de dotar a las empresas de un instrumento útil a la hora de canalizar sus decisiones estratégicas de acuerdo a las características de la economía actual. Basándose en los fundamentos teóricos relacionados con el capital intelectual y la calidad total, se establece un modelo de medición de intangibles que posibilita la visualización de los resultados obtenidos a partir de los movimientos estratégicos realizados por las empresas. La validación de la metodología a partir del modelo construido permite afirmar que el pilar básico sobre el que se asienta la gestión empresarial está formado por las capacidades organizativas y, que al intervenir sobre éstas se está potenciando el resto de capacidades (humanas, comerciales y sociales y, por tanto, influyendo decisivamente en el futuro. Del mismo modo, se percibe una industria con un alto porcentaje de intangibles que merece la pena gestionar en aras a incrementar el valor de la misma.

  13. Aplicación de los instrumentos de reincidencia en violencia HCR-20 y SVR-20 en dos grupos de delincuentes colombianos

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    Ángela Tapias Saldaña

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación, de tipo exploratorio, cuenta con un diseño no experimental y transversal o transeccional; tuvo por objeto determinar si los instrumentos de evaluación psicológica forense HCR-20 y SVR-20 discriminan entre un grupo de reincidentes en delitos de acceso carnal violento y un grupo de sujetos judicializados por delitos menores. Hubo presencia de los indicadores, tanto del HCR-20 como del SVR-20, en los grupos. Se encontraron diferencias significativas en los puntajes de los grupos para el SVR- 20, pero no para el HCR-20. Finalmente, se observaron nuevos factores de riesgo, que podrían incluirse en instrumentos forenses.

  14. El PAPEL DEL ANÁLISIS TEÓRICO-CONCEPTUAL EN EL DISEÑO DE INSTRUMENTOS EN PSICOLOGÍA Y SALUD DESDE UN MODELO DE COMPETENCIAS

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    Julio Alfonso Piña López

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se revisan diferentes ejemplos de instrumentos de medida que se utilizan en psicología y salud, destacando en éstos una ausencia notoria de criterios teóricos y conceptuales sobre los que se fundó su diseño. Se discute sobre la importancia que el análisis teórico-conceptual tiene como una herramienta fundamental que guía y le da sentido al diseño de instrumentos para el diagnóstico y la intervención en psicología y salud, justificando a lo largo del proceso los tipos de competencias conductuales que se requieren ir entrenando en los estudiantes y los profesionales de la psicología.

  15. DISEÑO Y VALIDACIÓN DE UN INSTRUMENTO PARA EVALUAR LA COMPETENCIA DIGITAL DE LOS DOCENTES EN LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR ESPAÑOLA

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    Miriam Agreda Montoro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido desarrollar un instrumento válido y fiable para evaluar la competencia digital del profesorado. El Cuestionario sobre la Competencia Digital del profesorado de la Educación Superior Española fue construido a partir de la revisión bibliográfica de estudios e investigaciones referentes a la temática. Dicho instrumento está compuesto de 112 ítems, distribuidos en cuatro dimensiones. Se ofrecen los diferentes resultados obtenidos de los valores de alfa de Cronbach, así como una serie de estadísticos descriptivos. La población ha estado formada por 8.013 docentes, obteniendo 1.145, la validez de contenido fue evaluada mediante juicio de expertos.

  16. Favorable Outcome in Open Globe Injuries with Low OTS Score

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    Cillino Giovanni; Ferraro Lucia; Casuccio Alessandra; Cillino Salvatore

    2014-01-01

    Purpose:.Open globe eye injuries can have profound social and economic consequences. Here, we describe two cases of war and outdoor activity open globe eye injury where, despite a low OTS score,.current microsurgical technology allowed for a favorable outcome.Case report 1: A 33-year-old Libyan soldier had been treated for an open-globe grenade blast trauma to his left eye, which showed light perception and OTS score 2..He had undergone a lensectomy and PPV with silicone oil tamponade. Surgical treatment included scleral buckling,.cornea trephination, tem-porary Eckardt keratoprosthesis, PPV revision, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and corneal grafting. Six months later, his VA was improved to 20 / 70.Case report 2:.A 35-year-old man presented with a corneal laceration in his left eye from a meat skewer,.with marked hypotony and LP..After primary corneal wound closure,.B-scan ultrasonography revealed massive vitreous hemorrhage (OTS score 2). The patient underwent open cataract extraction with IOL implantation, 23 gauge PPV, laser photocoagulation of the retinochoroidal laceration, and a gas tamponade. After three weeks,.the patient underwent a 2nd 23G PPV due to a fibrinous reaction. Six month later, the patients exhibited 20 /25 VA.Conclusion:.These cases confirm that even for patients with a low OTS and poor visual prognosis,.an up-to-date surgery protocol may achieve visual results adequate for leading an autonomous daily life. (Eye Science 2014; 29:170-173)

  17. Validation of a new scoring system: Rapid assessment faecal incontinence score

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    Fernando; de; la; Portilla; Arantxa; Calero-Lillo; Rosa; M; Jiménez-Rodríguez; Maria; L; Reyes; Manuela; Segovia-González; María; Victoria; Maestre; Ana; M; García-Cabrera

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    AIM: To implement a quick and simple test- rapid assessment faecal incontinence score(RAFIS) and show its reliability and validity.METHODS: From March 2008 through March 2010, we evaluated a total of 261 consecutive patients, including 53 patients with faecal incontinence. Demographic and comorbidity information was collected. In a single visit, patients were administered the RAFIS. The results obtained with the new score were compared with those of both Wexner score and faecal incontinence quality of life scale(FIQL) questionnaire. The patient withoutinfluence of the surgeon completed the test. The role of surgeon was explaining the meaning of each section and how he had to fill. Reliability of the RAFIS score was measured using intra-observer agreement and Cronbach’s alpha(internal consistency) coefficient. Multivariate analysis of the main components within the different scores was performed in order to determine whether all the scores measured the same factor and to conclude whether the information could be encompassed in a single factor. A sample size of 50 patients with faecal incontinence was estimated to be enough to detect a correlation of 0.55 or better at 5% level of significance with 80% power.RESULTS: We analysed the results obtained by 53 consecutive patients with faecal incontinence(median age 61.55 ± 12.49 years) in the three scoring systems. A total of 208 healthy volunteers(median age 58.41 ± 18.41 years) without faecal incontinence were included in the study as negative controls. Pearson’s correlation coefficient between "state" and "leaks" was excellent(r = 0.92, P < 0.005). Internal consistency in the comparison of "state" and "leaks" yielded also excellent correlation(Cronbach’s α = 0.93). Results in each score were compared using regression analysis and a correlation value of r = 0.98 was obtained with Wexner score. As regards FIQL questionnaire, the values of "r " for the different subscales of the questionnaire were: "lifestyle" r

  18. Proposta de instrumento comportamental para avaliar a atenção auditiva sustentada A proposed behavioral tool to assess sustained auditory attention

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    Mariza Ribeiro Feniman

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A atenção sustentada e vigilância são alguns dos processos que caracterizam a atenção e fundamentais para o desenvolvimento de algumas habilidades. OBJETIVO: Propor um instrumento comportamental simples, de fácil e rápida aplicação para auxiliar na avaliação da habilidade de atenção auditiva sustentada. Estudo prospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Crianças voluntárias de 6 a 11 anos de idade, 139 do gênero feminino e 141 do masculino. O teste foi denominado Teste da Habilidade da Atenção Auditiva Sustentada e baseado no Teste de Desempenho Contínuo. Consiste na apresentação biaural e diótica, de uma lista de 100 palavras monossilábicas nas quais estão inclusas 20 vezes o monossílabo que deverá ser identificado. Esta lista é apresentada seis vezes sem interrupção. É realizado em cabina acústica, com auxílio de um CD player acoplado a um audiômetro de dois canais a 50 dBNS e tem uma duração média de 9 minutos.O resultado do teste é obtido pela pontuação total e pelo decréscimo de vigilância. RESULTADOS: A obtenção dos resultados mostrou-se fácil e rápida. Não foi encontrada significância estatística nos resultados para ambos os gêneros, porém significativa diferença foi encontrada entre as idades. CONCLUSÃO: O teste proposto não apresentou qualquer desconforto às crianças participantes e mostrou-se altamente sugestivo para avaliar a habilidade de atenção auditiva sustentada em crianças.Sustained attention and vigilance are processeses that characterize attention, and are essential for the development of certain abilities AIM: a prospective study to propose a simple, easy and quick behavioral tool to support the assessment of sustained auditory attention. MATERIAL AND METHODS: volunteer children aged between 6 and 11 years (139 female and 141 male were selected. The test was named Sustained Auditory Attention Ability Test, and is based on the Continuous Performance Test. It consist of a binaural

  19. Shower reconstruction in TUNKA-HiSCORE

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    Porelli, Andrea; Wischnewski, Ralf [DESY-Zeuthen, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    The Tunka-HiSCORE detector is a non-imaging wide-angle EAS cherenkov array designed as an alternative technology for gamma-ray physics above 10 TeV and to study spectrum and composition of cosmic rays above 100 TeV. An engineering array with nine stations (HiS-9) has been deployed in October 2013 on the site of the Tunka experiment in Russia. In November 2014, 20 more HiSCORE stations have been installed, covering a total array area of 0.24 square-km. We describe the detector setup, the role of precision time measurement, and give results from the innovative WhiteRabbit time synchronization technology. Results of air shower reconstruction are presented and compared with MC simulations, for both the HiS-9 and the HiS-29 detector arrays.

  20. USO DO INSTRUMENTO TDR PARA DETERMINAÇÃO DO TEOR DE ÁGUA EM DIFERENTES CAMADAS DE UM LATOSSOLO ROXO DISTRÓFICO

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    Elio Lemos da Silva

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O presente estudo teve como objetivo verificar a validade dos dados de umidade volumétrica fornecidos pelo instrumento TDR - "Time Domain Reflectometer - Trase System", para as camadas 0 - 20, 0 - 40 e 0 - 60 cm de um Latossolo Roxo Distrófico de textura argilosa, sob experimento de cafeicultura irrigada na Universidade Federal de Lavras. As relações entre a umidade real (determinada pelo método padrão de estufa e a constante dielétrica Ka (característica do solo obtida pelo TDR e entre a umidade real e a umidade dada pelo instrumento, permitiram ajustar-se, para cada camada, uma equação do terceiro grau, para umidade versus Ka e uma equação linear para a umidade real versus a umidade dada pelo instrumento. Constatou-se, através do teste F, que não houve diferença significativa a nível de 1% de probabilidade entre as equações geradas para cada camada de solo, o que sugere a utilização de uma equação única para o solo estudado até a profundidade de 60 cm. Comparou-se também, a equação geral obtida para a umidade real como função de Ka com a equação do aparelho (Equação de Topp et al.,1980 observando-se diferença significativa entre elas. O instrumento subestima a umidade volumétrica para o Latossolo na área em estudo.

  1. Encuestas y elecciones presidenciales de 2006: instrumento de investigación mercadotécnica y/o vaticinio electoral

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    Francisco de Jesús Aceves González

    2007-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza el papel de las encuestas electorales en la reciente contienda presidencial desde una perspectiva que destaca su doble dimensión: como instrumentos de la mercadotecnia política y como pronóstico electoral. En el primer caso, lo que interesa es identificar el uso de las mismas en la implementación de las estrategias comunicacionales de los candidatos mayoritarios; y en el segundo, evaluar su valor predictivo respecto a los resul...

  2. La cooperación público-privado en la implementación de intervenciones en vacíos urbanos : Modalidades, instrumentos y mecanismos institucionales

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    Quiroga, Hernán

    2005-01-01

    En la presente investigación, a través del análisis de casos, se busca la identificación de modalidades, instrumentos, mecanismos institucionales, que resulten apropiados para el contexto local y que permitan la recuperación de sectores urbanos degradados u obsoletos de la ciudad. (Párrafo extraído del texto a modo de resumen)

  3. La Comprensión Narrativa en Edad Preescolar: Un Instrumento para su Medición Narrative Comprehension in the Preschool Age: An Assessment Instrument

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    Katherine Strasser

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available La comprensión narrativa es una habilidad fundamental en la alfabetización infantil, poco atendida por investigadores y educadores por las dificultades para comprenderla y medirla, sobre todo a edades tempranas. Se reportan resultados de un estudio cuyo objetivo fue elaborar y validar un instrumento para la medición de la comprensión narrativa en niños en edad preescolar. Participaron 117 niños y niñas chilenos entre 3 años 6 meses y 5 años 1 mes de edad, pertenecientes a jardines infantiles de la Región Metropolitana. Se encontró evidencia que apoya la confiabilidad y la validez concurrente del instrumento, de fácil y rápida aplicación y codificación. Se discuten las implicancias de contar con un instrumento para medir comprensión narrativa que sea adecuado a la población preescolar chilena, así como estudios futuros necesarios para mejorar el instrumento.Narrative comprehension is a fundamental ability for children's literacy development that has been largely ignored by researchers and educators, due to the difficulties in understanding and measuring it, particularly in the early ages. The results of a study, whose goal was to construct and validate an instrument to measure narrative comprehension in preschool age children, are presented. Participants were 117 Chilean children aged 3 years and 6 months to 5 years and 1 month. Evidence was found to support the reliability and concurrent validity of the instrument, which is simple and quick to administer and code. The implications of having an instrument to measure narrative comprehension that is adequate for the Chilean preschool population are discussed, as are future studies to improve the instrument.

  4. Desarrollo y validación de un instrumento autoaplicado para la evaluación del trastorno de estrés postraumático (EGEP)

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    Gómez Gutierrez, María del Mar

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo general de esta investigación es el diseño, desarrollo y validación, en población sometida a distintos tipos de acontecimientos traumáticos, de un instrumento de evaluación autoaplicado en castellano, que permita el diagnóstico y caracterización del Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático (TEPT) en adultos.

  5. Modelos e instrumentos para estudios sobre espesor óptico de aerosoles y su relación con el forzamiento radiativo terrestre

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    Pamela Piñas Sumalave

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue dar a conocer sobre los modelos e instrumentos necesarios para recabar, procesar e interpretar datos de los aerosoles atmosféricos y sub variables necesarias para su estudio. Así mismo del posible forzamiento radiativo que debido a las propiedades ópticas de los aerosoles generaría en la ciudad de Huancayo. Los aerosoles generados por la quema de biomasa en el Perú en un alto porcentaje provienen de la Amazonía, a esto se añade los provenientes de otros países. Entre los instrumentos disponibles en la ciudad de Huancayo para estos estudios se tiene el Fotómetro Solar CIMEL CE318 de la Red AERONET, red que cuenta con más de 450 fotómetros alrededor del mundo; este instrumento recaba información de variables como el espesor óptico de aerosoles, coeficiente de angstrom y otros. Para corroborar esta información se tiene acceso a datos proporcionados por el espectroradiómetro MODIS a bordo de los satélites Terra y Aqua. Los modelos atmosféricos utilizados para el procesamiento de datos de aerosoles y el forzamiento radiativo son el HYSPLIT y el SBDART. En conclusión es necesario tener consolidada la información, acerca de las variables como de los instrumentos y modelos que son necesarios e indispensables para la investigación de esta problemática que tiene su punto de origen en las quemas de biomasa, con consecuencia en la contaminación atmosférica y que finalmente perjudica a todo un entorno social y medioambiental.

  6. Desenvolvimento e reprodutibilidade do instrumento De Avaliação da Promoção da Saúde na Universidade - IAPSU

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    Ana Maria Fontenelle Catrib

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Apresentar o Instrumento de Avaliação da Promoção da Saúde na Universidade (IAPSU e seu processo de avaliação de reprodutibilidade. Métodos: Estudo transversal realizado entre maio e julho de 2014 com 50 acadêmicos de uma universidade de Fortaleza- CE, o qual desenvolveu o IAPSU a partir da análise de documentos governamentais e de uma revisão sistemática da literatura acerca de uma universidade potencialmente saudável. O instrumento possui 41 questões, divididas em cinco domínios: atividade física, alimentação, fatores ambientais, fatores psicossociais e consumo de álcool e drogas, e práticas integrativas e complementares. Para avaliação da reprodutibilidade interobservador, os acadêmicos responderam duas vezes ao questionário, aplicado por examinadores distintos; para a avaliação intraobservador, outra aplicação do instrumento ocorreu sete dias depois. Resultados: Participaram do estudo 40 alunos do curso de Enfermagem e 10 do curso de Fisioterapia, com idade média de 25 ± 5,4 anos, sendo 88% do sexo feminino e predomínio da raça branca. Na análise da reprodutibilidade, foram observados fortes coeficientes de correlação intraclasse, intraexaminador e interexaminador, acima de 0,8 em todos os domínios estudados. Conclusão: Conclui-se que o IAPSU é um instrumento reprodutível e confiável para avaliação da promoção da saúde no âmbito universitário.

  7. Deriving modified rankin scores from medical records

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    Quinn, T J; Ray, G.; Atula, S.; Walters, M.R.; Dawson, J.; Lees, K R

    2008-01-01

    Background and Purpose: Modified Rankin score (mRS) is traditionally graded using a face-to-face or telephone interview. Certain stroke assessment scales can be derived from a review of a patient’s case-record alone. We hypothesized that mRS could be successfully derived from the narrative within patient case-records. Methods: Sequential patients attending our cerebrovascular outpatient clinic were included. Two independent, blinded clinicians, trained in mRS, assessed case-records to der...

  8. MODELING CREDIT RISK THROUGH CREDIT SCORING

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    Adrian Cantemir CALIN; Oana Cristina POPOVICI

    2014-01-01

    Credit risk governs all financial transactions and it is defined as the risk of suffering a loss due to certain shifts in the credit quality of a counterpart. Credit risk literature gravitates around two main modeling approaches: the structural approach and the reduced form approach. In addition to these perspectives, credit risk assessment has been conducted through a series of techniques such as credit scoring models, which form the traditional approach. This paper examines the evolution of...

  9. Balancing Covariates via Propensity Score Weighting

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    Li, Fan; Morgan, Kari Lock; Zaslavsky, Alan M.

    2014-01-01

    Covariate balance is crucial for an unconfounded descriptive or causal comparison. However, lack of balance is common in observational studies. This article considers weighting strategies for balancing covariates. We define a general class of weights-the balancing weights-that balance the weighted distributions of the covariates between treatment groups. These weights incorporate the propensity score to weight each group to an analyst-selected target population. This class unifies existing we...

  10. Credit Scoring Problem Based on Regression Analysis

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    Khassawneh, Bashar Suhil Jad Allah

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT: This thesis provides an explanatory introduction to the regression models of data mining and contains basic definitions of key terms in the linear, multiple and logistic regression models. Meanwhile, the aim of this study is to illustrate fitting models for the credit scoring problem using simple linear, multiple linear and logistic regression models and also to analyze the found model functions by statistical tools. Keywords: Data mining, linear regression, logistic regression....

  11. When Can School Inputs Improve Test Scores?

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    Stefan Dercon

    2004-01-01

    Most studies fail to find an impact of school inputs on outcomes such as test scores. We argue that this might be a consequence of ignoring the possibility that households respond optimally to changes in school inputs and thus obscure the real effect of such provision on cognitive achievement. To incorporate the forward-looking behavior of households, we present a household optimization model relating household resources and cognitive achievement to school inputs. In this framework if househo...

  12. Vote Revelation: Empirical Characterization of Scoring Rules

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    Andrei Gomberg

    2011-01-01

    In this paper I consider choice correspondences defined on an extended domain: the decisions are assumed to be taken not by individuals, but by committees and, in addition to the budget sets, committee composition is observable and variable. For the case of varying committees choosing over a fixed set of two alternatives I provide a full characterization of committee choice structures that may be rationalized with sincere scoring. For the general case of multiple alternatives a necessary impl...

  13. Best waveform score for diagnosing keratoconus

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    Allan Luz; Bruno Machado Fontes; Bernardo Lopes; Isaac Ramos; Fernando Faria Correia; Paulo Schor; Renato Ambrósio Jr.

    2013-01-01

    PURPOSE: To test whether corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) can discriminate between keratoconus and normal eyes and to evaluate whether the averages of two consecutive measurements perform differently from the one with the best waveform score (WS) for diagnosing keratoconus. METHODS: ORA measurements for one eye per individual were selected randomly from 53 normal patients and from 27 patients with keratoconus. Two groups were considered the average (CH-Avg, CRF-Avg)...

  14. A Social Approach to Microfinance Credit Scoring

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    Serrano-Cinca, Carlos; Gutiérrez-Nieto, Begoña; Nydia M. Reyes

    2013-01-01

    Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) provide loans to low income individuals. The credit scoring systems of MFIs, if they exist, are strictly financial. Although many MFIs consider the social impact of their loans, they do not incorporate formal systems to estimate this social impact. This paper proposes that their creditworthiness evaluations should be coherent with their social mission and should, accordingly, estimate the social impact of microcredit. Thus, a decision support system to facilit...

  15. Fingerprint Recognition Using Minutia Score Matching

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    Ravi. J; K B Raja; Venugopal K R2

    2010-01-01

    The popular Biometric used to authenticate a person is Fingerprint which is unique and permanent throughout a person’s life. A minutia matching is widely used for fingerprint recognition and can be classified as ridge ending and ridge bifurcation. In this paper we projected Fingerprint Recognition using Minutia Score Matching method (FRMSM). For Fingerprint thinning, the Block Filter is used, which scans the image at the boundary to preserves the quality of the image and extract the minutiae ...

  16. Scoring ordinal variables for constructing composite indicators

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    Marica Manisera

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In order to provide composite indicators of latent variables, for example of customer satisfaction, it is opportune to identify the structure of the latent variable, in terms of the assignment of items to the subscales defining the latent variable. Adopting the reflective model, the impact of four different methods of scoring ordinal variables on the identification of the true structure of latent variables is investigated. A simulation study composed of 5 steps is conducted: (1 simulation of population data with continuous variables measuring a two-dimensional latent variable with known structure; (2 draw of a number of random samples; (3 discretization of the continuous variables according to different distributional forms; (4 quantification of the ordinal variables obtained in step (3 according to different methods; (5 construction of composite indicators and verification of the correct assignment of variables to subscales by the multiple group method and the factor analysis. Results show that the considered scoring methods have similar performances in assigning items to subscales, and that, when the latent variable is multinormal, the distributional form of the observed ordinal variables is not determinant in suggesting the best scoring method to use.

  17. Modelling the predictive performance of credit scoring

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    Shi-Wei Shen

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Orientation: The article discussed the importance of rigour in credit risk assessment.Research purpose: The purpose of this empirical paper was to examine the predictive performance of credit scoring systems in Taiwan.Motivation for the study: Corporate lending remains a major business line for financial institutions. However, in light of the recent global financial crises, it has become extremely important for financial institutions to implement rigorous means of assessing clients seeking access to credit facilities.Research design, approach and method: Using a data sample of 10 349 observations drawn between 1992 and 2010, logistic regression models were utilised to examine the predictive performance of credit scoring systems.Main findings: A test of Goodness of fit demonstrated that credit scoring models that incorporated the Taiwan Corporate Credit Risk Index (TCRI, micro- and also macroeconomic variables possessed greater predictive power. This suggests that macroeconomic variables do have explanatory power for default credit risk.Practical/managerial implications: The originality in the study was that three models were developed to predict corporate firms’ defaults based on different microeconomic and macroeconomic factors such as the TCRI, asset growth rates, stock index and gross domestic product.Contribution/value-add: The study utilises different goodness of fits and receiver operator characteristics during the examination of the robustness of the predictive power of these factors.

  18. Construção e validação de instrumentos: um desafio para a Psicolinguística

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    Raymundo, Valéria Pinheiro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste artigo é apresentar uma pesquisa realizada por Raymundo, em 2006, que teve o objetivo de elaborar e validar um instrumento de avaliação do nível de consciência linguística do aprendiz adulto de inglês, falante nativo de português. Para efetivar o processo de validação completo, dez instrumentos foram elaborados e três tipos de validação foram realizados − conteúdo, critério e construto − seguindo um roteiro de procedimentos estipulado pela pesquisadora. O exame da validade desse tipo de instrumento mostrou que é possível construir um teste fidedigno, fundamentado em níveis de consciência linguística definidos como pré-consciente 1, pré-consciente 2, consciente e plenamente consciente a partir do julgamento, identificação, correção e/ou explicação de erros interlinguais e intralinguais

  19. Estrategias Pedagógicas para Desarrollar las Habilidades Metacognitivas del Alumno de Instrumento con el Fin de Maximizar la Eficacia de sus Prácticas Instrumentales

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    Malinalli Peral García

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre los conocimientos y estrategias pedagógicas que se pueden aplicar para desarrollar las habilidades metacognitivas del alumno de instrumento. Primero, se explican los distintos componentes de la metacognición que el profesor de instrumento debe integrar a su pedagogía para guiar a su alumnado en su desarrollo metacognitivo. A continuación, se presentan los modos de intervención pedagógicos a privilegiar para iniciar al alumno de un instrumento en un proceso metacognitivo. Finalmente, se proponen dos estrategias pedagógicas provenientes de las ciencias de la educación diseñadas para desarrollar las habilidades metacognitivas de los estudiantes, las cuales han sido adaptadas a las necesidades específicas de la práctica instrumental. Estas herramientas ofrecen al músico-pedagogo referencias para guiar el desarrollo de las habilidades metacognitivas de su alumnado.

  20. O Processo de Avaliação de Estagiários da Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear - CNEN: focalizando seu instrumento

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    Regina Márcia Rocha Lidington

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta o processo avaliativo e os resultados da avaliação do instrumento utilizado para a avaliação de estagiários da Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear - CNEN, denominado Avaliação do Estágio pelo Supervisor. A avaliação se concentrou na definição dos cinco Conceitos utilizados para avaliar os nove Aspectos que compõem o instrumento, buscando estabelecer Padrões capazes de minimizar o efeito das interferências subjetivas capazes de comprometer a avaliação do estagiário. Foram utilizadas as abordagens Centrada nos Consumidores, Centrada em Especialistas e Responsiva. Participaram do processo avaliativo os três públicos interessados: Ex-estagiários, Orientadores/Supervisores de Estágio e profissionais da área de Recursos Humanos que atuam no gerenciamento do Programa de Estágios, na Instituição. Os resultados do estudo englobam sugestões de ordem quantitativa e qualitativa para cada um dos Padrões propostos no instrumento.

  1. Elaboração de um instrumento para avaliar a responsividade do serviço de enfermagem de um hospital universitário

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    Ana Vanessa Deffaccio Rodrigues

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Um indicador de qualidade introduzido pela Organização Mundial da Saúde no campo da avaliação em saúde é a responsividade. Assim, o objetivo do trabalho foi elaborar um instrumento para avaliar a opinião do cliente sobre a responsividade do serviço de enfermagem de um hospital universitário público. A pesquisa desenvolveu-se nas seguintes etapas: construção do instrumento com base em levantamento bibliográfico, validação aparente, teste de aplicabilidade e teste piloto. O instrumento permite identificar as Expectativas e as Percepções do cliente, subdivididas em aspectos relacionados à Estrutura, Processo e Resultados, mensurados por meio da escala Likert com valores de 0 a 7. Com base nos resultados do teste piloto foi possível estabelecer uma indicação numérica da Taxa de Satisfação Relativa e do seu intervalo. O trabalho proporcionou a construção de uma escala de percentual de aceitabilidade para o intervalo, que pode indicar quanto o serviço de enfermagem responde às expectativas dos clientes.

  2. Validação de instrumento para avaliação da habilidade de mensuração da pressão arterial

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    Manuela Pinto Tibúrcio

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou validar um instrumento para avaliação da habilidade dos graduandos de enfermagem para mensuração da pressão arterial. Estudo metodológico, desenvolvido com 27 enfermeiros juízes do estudo, docentes disciplina de semiologia e/ ou semiotécnica, com no mínimo 1 ano de experiência nas disciplinas. Foi realizado em duas etapas: levantamento da literatura para a elaboração do instrumento do tipo checklist e posterior submissão para validação de conteúdo mediante aplicação do Índice Kappa, aceitando-se o valor > 0,61 (nível bom, e Índice de Validade de Conteúdo (IVC > 0,75. Com base na revisão incluíram-se 28 itens no checklist, dos quais todos obtiveram índice Kappa e IVC aceitos para a validade de conteúdo, e nove deles necessitaram de alterações. O instrumento pode ser considerado válido em seu conteúdo, com todos os itens considerados adequados, tanto separadamente, como de maneira global.

  3. A new concept for an old instrument: flexible corneal scrapping spatula Um novo conceito para um antigo instrumento: espátula corneana flexível

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    Acacio Lima Filho

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available We describe a new methods to produce an instrument to scrap the cornea. It is made from either a fine needle or a cannula. The material is flattened by means of a laminator or a hammer and a flat metal surface. A sandpaper is used to rough the front end and round it. The tip is slightly bent and the device is submitted to ethylene oxide for sterilization. A handle may be used to hold the instrument, which may be reusable, after washing and sterilization using local heat at the tip, or gas.Os autores descrevem um novo método para produzir um instrumento para colheita de material de córnea. Tal instrumento pode ser manufaturado com uma cânula ou agulha fina. O material é moldado de forma plana com o auxílio de um laminador, ou de um martelo e placa de metal. Lixa fina é utilizada para arredondar as bordas e a ponta é ligeiramente dobrada. Um cabo pode ser adicionado de modo a facilitar a manipulação do instrumento, que pode ser reutilizado após lavagem e esterilização local na ponta do metal, ou por óxido de etileno.

  4. Análise do grau de evidenciação das operações com instrumentos financeiros derivativos pelas companhias brasileiras listadas no Ibovespa

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    Marcelo Augusto Ambrozini

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La eviden cia de las operaciones con derivados se ha hecho cada vez más compleja, debido a las particularidades de esos tipos de instrumentos financieros y al ambiente altamente volátil de los mercados financieros. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar el grado de observancia de las orientaciones de evidencia de instrumentos financieros derivados emanadas por el CPC 40 (R1 por parte de las compañías abiertas brasileñas con acciones negociadas en la Bolsa de Valores de San Pablo. Por medio de un estudio documental d e análisis de contenido, fueron enumerados puntos para verificación en los informes contables finalizados el 31/12/2013 ,de 45 empresas brasileñas de capital abierto que operaron con derivados. En relación a los estudios recientes que se referían a esta pr oblemática, las evidencias presentadas por este estudio indican que el grado de evidencia de los instrumentos financieros derivados en las demostraciones contables de las empresas brasileñas mostró una mejora considerable después de la introducción de las normas IFRS.

  5. O enfermeiro como instrumento de ação no cuidar do idoso El enfermero como instrumento de accion en el cuidado del anciano The nurse as an action tool in care for the aged

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    Ana Karine Ramos Brum

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo que contextualiza a enfermagem gerontológica na concepção do cuidar. A situação estudada envolve as necessidades de cuidados da pessoa hospitalizada, tendo como objetivo refletir sobre o significado da ação de cuidar do idoso hospitalizado na realidade de enfermagem. A investigação foi desenvolvida mediante a abordagem teórico-metodológica da Sociologia Compreensiva, tendo como cenário um Serviço de Terapia Intensiva de um Hospital Municipal - RJ. Os sujeitos foram enfermeiros que cuidam de idosos sem expectativa de recuperação, abordados mediante uma entrevista fenomenológica. A análise compreensiva dos significados da ação permitiu identificar como típico desta ação, o cuidar instrumentalizado por estar junto, proporcionando ao mesmo tempo conforto físico e bem-estar, visando o enfrentamento da situação vivida. O estudo permitiu apontar algumas contribuições para as áreas do cuidado, da assistência, do ensino e da pesquisa, contemplando a atitude do enfermeiro como instrumento de ação no cuidar do idoso.Se trata de un estudio que contextualiza la enfermería gerontológica en la concepción del cuidado. Fueron estudiadas las necesidades de cuidado de personas hospitalizadas, teniéndose como objetivo reflectar sobre el significado para enfermería de cuidar del anciano que se encuentra hospitalizado. La investigación fue desarrollada utilizando el referencial teórico-metodológico de la Sociología Comprensiva, teniéndose como escenario el Sector de Terapia Intensiva de un Hospital Municipal de Rio de Janeiro - Brasil. Los sujetos fueron enfermeros que cuidan de ancianos que no tienen perspectivas de recuperación, los cuales fueron abordados mediante una entrevista fenomenológica. El análisis comprehensivo del significado de esa acción permitió identificar como típico de esa acción el cuidado instrumentalizado, que permite estar junto dando conforto físico y bienestar en el

  6. El indicador sintético DCP como instrumento de medición de la sostenibilidad turística

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    Guerrero Casas, Flor Mª

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Actualmente, los procesos de planificación turística están orientados para que sean los agentes locales quienes formulen las actuaciones necesarias en cada destino. Sin embargo, en la práctica estos agentes no cuentan con la información suficiente para realizar esta tarea. Necesitan de herramientas que les permitan evaluar el actual grado de sostenibilidad de la actividad turística y determinar las medidas necesarias para mejorarlo. En este trabajo proponemos como instrumento de medición un sistema de indicadores de turismo sostenible. Para facilitar el uso de la información del mismo, obtenemos indicadores sintéticos que proporcionan una visión de conjunto mediante un procedimiento que combina el Análisis en Componentes Principales y la distancia a un punto de referencia, de forma que el indicador sintético obtenido, que denominamos DCP, tenga una menor subjetividad asociada. Finalmente, analizamos la sostenibilidad de los destinos costeros en Andalucía para ilustrar la forma en la que se aplica la metodología propuesta y se interpretan los resultados obtenidos.ABSTRACT Nowadays, local agents formulate the necessary public measures in the processes of tourism planning of each destination. However, in the practice these agents do not have enough information to carry out this task. They need tools to assess the current level of sustainability of tourism activity and identify the necessary measures to improve it. In this paper we propose a system of sustainable tourism indicators as a measuring tool. In order to facilitate the use of information system, we also develop synthetic indicators that provide an overview. They are obtained with a methodology that combines Principal Components Analysis and the distance to a reference point, so that this synthetic indicator, called DCP indicator, have a smaller associate subjectivity. Finally, we apply the proposed methodology to Andalusian coastal destinations and we illustrate how

  7. Factor Analysis: An Instrument for Selection of Social Performance Factors || Análisis factorial: un instrumento de selección de factores sociales de rendimiento

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    Hornungová, Jana

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article is focused on the identification of social performance factors. For this purpose, a multidimensional statistical method -factor analysis- was used. The basic set for the selection of indicators was the concept (and the social tool of Corporate Social Responsibility, subsequently, the questionnaire was constructed. Empirical research was attended by 32 companies, from the Area of Information and Communication Activities (CZ-NACE, section J, with the number of employees over 250. The aim of the factor analysis was selection of significant indicators and performance factors for selected area from the input database. On the basis of the paper, there were evaluated: three social factors from the area of working environment and two social factors from the area of local community. The understanding of their application into the internal management shall be necessary prior to company's decision regarding the measures of key performance indicators. || Este artículo se centra en la identificación de factores de rendimiento social. Para este propósito, se utilizó el método estadístico multidimensional del análisis factorial. El conjunto básico para la selección de indicadores fue el concepto (y el instrumento social de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa; posteriormente, se construyó un cuestionario. En la investigación empírica participaron 32 empresas, desde el Área de Actividades de la Información y la Comunicación (sección J, CZ-NACE, con un número de empleados superior a 250. El objetivo del análisis de los factores fue la selección de indicadores relevantes y factores de rendimiento para el área seleccionada de la base de datos de partida. Basándose en el trabajo, se evaluaron tres factores sociales del área del ambiente de trabajo y dos factores sociales del ámbito de la comunidad local. El entendimiento de su aplicación en la gestión interna se considera necesaria antes de la decisión de la empresa en cuanto

  8. Discrepancy between coronary artery calcium score and HeartScore in middle-aged Danes

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    Diederichsen, Axel Cosmus Pyndt; Sand, Niels Peter; Nørgaard, Bjarne;

    2012-01-01

    Background: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an independent and incremental risk marker. This marker has previously not been compared to the HeartScore risk model. Design: A random sample of 1825 citizens (men and women, 50 or 60 years of age) was invited for screening. Methods: Using the H...... the HeartScore model, the 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular events based on gender, age, smoking, systolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol was estimated. A low risk was defined as...

  9. Score, Pseudo-Score and Residual Diagnostics for Spatial Point Process Models

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    Baddeley, Adrian; Rubak, Ege; Møller, Jesper

    2012-01-01

    We develop new tools for formal inference and informal model validation in the analysis of spatial point pattern data. The score test is generalized to a "pseudo-score" test derived from Besag's pseudo-likelihood, and to a class of diagnostics based on point process residuals. The results lend theoretical support to the established practice of using functional summary statistics, such as Ripley's $K$-function, when testing for complete spatial randomness; and they provide new tools such as th...

  10. MELD-XI Scores Correlate with Post-Fontan Hepatic Biopsy Fibrosis Scores.

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    Evans, William N; Acherman, Ruben J; Ciccolo, Michael L; Carrillo, Sergio A; Galindo, Alvaro; Rothman, Abraham; Winn, Brody J; Yumiaco, Noel S; Restrepo, Humberto

    2016-10-01

    We tested the hypothesis that MELD-XI values correlated with hepatic total fibrosis scores obtained in 70 predominately stable, post-Fontan patients that underwent elective cardiac catheterization. We found a statistically significant correlation between MELD-XI values and total fibrosis scores (p = 0.003). Thus, serial MELD-XI values may be an additional useful clinical parameter for follow-up care in post-Fontan patients.

  11. Validating the Interpretations and Uses of Test Scores

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    Kane, Michael T.

    2013-01-01

    To validate an interpretation or use of test scores is to evaluate the plausibility of the claims based on the scores. An argument-based approach to validation suggests that the claims based on the test scores be outlined as an argument that specifies the inferences and supporting assumptions needed to get from test responses to score-based…

  12. 24 CFR 902.45 - Management operations scoring and thresholds.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Management operations scoring and... URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING ASSESSMENT SYSTEM PHAS Indicator #3: Management Operations § 902.45 Management operations scoring and thresholds. (a) Scoring. The Management Operations Indicator score...

  13. Conditional Standard Errors of Measurement for Composite Scores Using IRT

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    Kolen, Michael J.; Wang, Tianyou; Lee, Won-Chan

    2012-01-01

    Composite scores are often formed from test scores on educational achievement test batteries to provide a single index of achievement over two or more content areas or two or more item types on that test. Composite scores are subject to measurement error, and as with scores on individual tests, the amount of error variability typically depends on…

  14. Simple Adding versus Differential Weighting of MCAT Subtest Scores.

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    Donnelly, Michael B.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    A statistical comparison of Medical College Admission Test scores with National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Part I scores of one school's students supported simple averaging of subtest scores rather than weighting as a predictor of NBME Part I performance. Similar results were obtained using basic science course examination scores. (MSE)

  15. Psicologia jurídica: Caracterização da prática e instrumentos utilizados

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    Marjorie Cristina Rocha da Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa realizada neste trabalho objetivou levantar o perfil quanto à formação e à prática, bem como a verificação dos instrumentos mais utilizados pelos psicólogos forenses e jurídicos. Entende-se que esta pesquisa auxiliará ainda no entendimento da dinâmica do trabalho realizado e as possibilidades de melhoria. Para tal, foi elaborado um questionário composto por 18 questões, sendo 17 abertas e 1 fechada. Apesar do convite para participação ter sido realizado para diversos profissionais, principalmente aqueles atuantes em fóruns no estado de São Paulo, o grupo entrevistado foi composto por onze profissionais, atuantes nas diversas áreas competentes à psicologia jurídica e forense, há mais de um ano. A pesquisa apontou que há necessidade de mudanças na área quanto ao número baixo de profissionais especializados, bem como sua valorização e maior desenvolvimento de pesquisas e também trabalhos multidisciplinares, em especial no que diz respeito à articulação com os Operadores de Direito. Quanto às perspectivas futuras, os profissionais se dividem, na crença de melhorias. Algumas dificuldades foram encontradas no que diz respeito à busca de artigos específicos sobre a prática da psicologia jurídica e forense. Convém que sejam realizadas outras pesquisas com maior abrangência dos pesquisadores respondentes.

  16. Anotações/registros de enfermagem: instrumento de comunicação para a qualidade do cuidado?

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    Laura Misue Matsuda

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo do tipo documental que analisou 124 anotações/registros de enfermagem (51 de enfermeiros e 73 de auxiliares de enfermagem. Após cumprir as exigências éticas para a sua realização, levantaram-se os dados através das anotações contidas nos prontuários de clientes internados na UTI-adulto e que posteriormente foram encaminhados para a Clínica Médica ou Cirúrgica. Foram analisados os registros efetuados nos três primeiros dias de internação nos dois setores, utilizando-se de formulário com questões referentes à estrutura e à estética dos mesmos. Os resultados apontaram que 80,4% dos enfermeiros não colocaram a data junto aos registros e 72,5% omitiram a hora. Quanto aos auxiliares de enfermagem, 53,5% não mencionaram a data e 90,4%, anotaram apenas o período correspondente ao turno, mas não a hora. Observou-se também que de um total de 57 rasuras efetuadas pelas duas categorias, a forma de correção prevalecente foi à redação sobreposta à(s palavra(s errada(s. As presenças de termos generalizados/evasivos e de siglas/abreviaturas que dificultam/impedem a compreensão dos registros foram freqüentes. Os dados indicam que as anotações estudadas não são redigidas de maneira sistemática, e isso pode comprometer a sua funcionalidade e utilidade como instrumento de comunicação e de efetivação da qualidade do cuidado.

  17. Nuevo instrumento de selección: el "índice de descartes por superación-distancia"

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    Jaime Gil Lafuente

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante los últimos años hemos realizado una serie de aportaciones investigadoras que permitieran reducir al mínimo los niveles de incertidumbre en tomas de decisiones en ámbitos como el deportivo, en donde la contratación de jugadores para desempeñar funciones fijas o polivalentes en un equipo requieren el mínimo riesgo, sin olvidar las no menos importantes decisiones en el ámbito de recursos humanos o del marketing. En este aspecto hemos ido cumpliendo nuestros retos llegando a desarrollar instrumentos tan innovadores como “el índice del máximo y mínimo nivel”, que permitía ajustarse un poco más a las realidades tan cambiantes como las que caracterizan el mundo en el que vivimos. Sin embargo, en la constante búsqueda de métodos cada vez más eficaces, estamos intentando desarrollar un nuevo índice capaz de realizar en una preselección el descarte de algunos candidatos que no cumplan unos mínimos exigibles, sin que estas carencias (consideradas imprescindibles puedan ser compensadas en modo alguno con otras características, cualidades o singularidades que pudieran superar ampliamente el mínimo nivel exigido. Para ello, presentamos una combinación del “índice de máximo y mínimo nivel” que es compensatorio, con un nuevo elemento de naturaleza no compensatoria, que proporciona lo que a partir de ahora denominaremos “índice de descartes por superación-distancia”.

  18. O salário mínimo como instrumento de combate à pobreza extrema: estariam esgotados seus efeitos?

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    Luís Eduardo Afonso

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a evolução do salário mínimo no Brasil após o Plano Real e os seus efeitos na pobreza extrema. Entre 1994 e 2008, o salário mínimo acumulou um aumento real de quase 110%, crescendo em relação à renda média no país. Atualmente, o salário mínimo chega a 40% da renda média brasileira. Este artigo atenta para a redução da efetividade de aumentos reais do salário mínimo como instrumento para a redução da pobreza extrema. Sugere-se que o valor real do salário mínimo seja mantido e que os gastos públicos sejam focalizados em políticas sociais mais efetivas.This paper analyses the evolution of the minimum wage in Brazil after the Real Plan and its effects on the extreme poverty. Between 1994 and 2008, the minimum wage had an accumulated real increase of almost 110%, growing in relation to average income in the country. Currently, the minimum wage is about 40% of national average income. The article points to the reduction of the effectiveness of real increases of minimum wage as a means to reduce the extreme poverty. It is suggested to maintain the real value of the minimum wage and to concentrate the public expenditures in better focused social policies.

  19. Virtual rooms: Instrumentos de enseñanza en la educación a distancia universitaria

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    Djamil Tony Kahale Carrillo

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación juegan un papel muy importante en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior como docencia significativa, en el que el alumno es el sujeto activo y protagonista de su proceso formativo. El presente estudio tiene por objeto aportar mi experiencia y reflexiones en la utilización de las salas virtuales. Especialmente, el uso de la plataforma Elluminate Live! como herramienta de trabajo en el proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje, aportando su definición, características, ventajas, inconvenientes y conclusiones.El éxito o fracaso de las innovaciones educativas depende, en gran medida, de la manera en que los diferentes actores educativos interpreten, redefinen, filtren y den forma a los cambios propuestos por el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior. A tal efecto, para conseguir un efecto positivo, es necesario que el profesor cuente con una capacitación y competencias, una adecuada programación de la asignatura, una asignación correcta de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación a las diferentes facetas del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje y una evaluación que esté abierta al uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación como instrumento de adquisición y perfeccionamiento de destrezas y competencias. En el que se adelanta que la virtual room proporciona un sistema óptimo de comunicación, que permite, a su vez, el trabajo colaborativo y propicia el ambiente para tener una educación de calidad que genera transformación en los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje.

  20. Instrumento para determinar los niveles de efectividad de una capacitación en el contexto Universidad-Industria (Software

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    Odiel Estrada Molina

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La formación en la carrera de Ingeniería en Ciencias Informáticas y carreras afines ha sido abordada desde diversas perspectivas curriculares, siendo el vínculo Universidad – Industria (Software la más empleada por sus potencialidades en la relación teoría-práctica. Para su efectiva ejecución se debe capacitar a todos los agentes educativos (profesores, directivos, especialistas de la producción de software, entre otros teniendo en cuenta indicadores asociados a los aspectos cognitivos, meta cognitivos, valorativos y axiológicos del capacitador y del capacitado; la pertinencia y actualidad de los materiales bibliográficos, y de las tecnologías y herramientas a emplear como apoyo al proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje; el rendimiento académico del capacitado; la pertinencia social de la capacitación y la efectiva utilización didáctica de las TIC en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. De esta problemática y otras asociadas a la formación de los ingenieros con perfil informático es que surge el proyecto de innovación educativa CALINFOR, “La calidad de la formación permanente del Ingeniero en Ciencias Informáticas sustentada en el vínculo Universidad-Industria y en el uso de las TIC”, dirigido por el Centro de Innovación y Calidad de la Educación (CICE de la Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas. Se presentan como resultado: un instrumento para evaluar la efectividad de una capacitación con sustento en el vínculo Universidad - Industria (Software.

  1. UN INSTRUMENTO PARA EVALUAR FACTORES DISPOSICIONALES RELACIONADOS CON LA ADHERENCIA A LA DIETA EN PACIENTES DIABÉTICOS

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    María de Lourdes Rodríguez Campuzano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio se describe la lógica conceptual con la que se elaboró un instrumento para evaluar la importancia atribuida a distintos factores psicoló- gicos en el rompimiento de la dieta hecha por pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo II. Su creación responde al propósito de encontrar factores disposicionales que interfieren con el apego al régimen en tales pacientes. La adherencia a la dieta es un comportamiento medular para evitar las complicaciones de esta en- fermedad y controlar así los niveles de glucosa en sangre. A pesar de que se han implementado programas para educar a los pacientes respecto a su forma de co- mer, no se han obtenido los resultados esperados. En este trabajo se parte de una aproximación interconductual, específicamente el modelo psicológico de la sa- lud, lo que permite, entre otras cosas, entender la importancia de variables de tipo disposicional como facilitadoras de comportamientos de riesgo, o bien como factores que interfieren con los comportamientos saludables o preventivos. La identificación de estos factores en relación con el seguimiento de un plan de alimentación permitirá diseñar mejores programas, en tanto que será posible en- trenar habilidades pertinentes a la alteración de dichos factores, trascendiendo la mera labor informativa para incorporar el conocimiento en la forma de un saber hacer.

  2. El liderazgo de servicio como instrumento fundamental de productividad en las organizaciones universitarias de gestión privada

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    Marcos Albarrán

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de la investigación estuvo centrado en analizar el liderazgo de servicio como instrumento fundamental de productividad en las Organizaciones Universitarias de gestión privada. De tipo analítica - descriptiva - de campo y un diseño no experimental - transeccional - descriptivo. La población estuvo conformada por 37 autoridades de la URU, UJGH y UNICA. La técnica de recolección de datos fue la encuesta mediante la aplicación de un cuestionario, conformado por 36 ítems con 5 alternativas de respuesta, a saber: siempre, frecuentemente, algunas veces, casi nunca, nunca. El cálculo de confiabilidad mediante la aplicación del coeficiente de Alfa de Cronbach, obteniéndose un índice de 0.945. Los resultados obtenidos permiten establecer que la población objeto de estudio tiene todas las características del liderazgo de servicio consideradas, siendo las que menos utilizan en su gestión la conciencia que ayuda a entender los aspectos relacionados con la ética y los valores, la disposición de servicio y la participación. En este sentido, se concluye que las autoridades entrevistadas, suelen poner en práctica la colaboración y el trabajo en equipo, asumir en su gestión las características del liderazgo de servicio, conjugando en si conductas que se corresponden con el estilo de liderazgo analizado, pero no tienden a usar estas características para lograr la productividad porque carecen de la empatía que les permita establecer una filosofía de gestión en consonancia con el talento humano que tienen a su cargo.

  3. Aplicação de instrumentos de avaliação de estados de humor na detecção da síndrome do excesso de treinamento Aplicación de instrumentos de evaluación de los estados de humor en la detección del síndrome de exceso de entrenamiento Application of mood states validation instruments in the detection of the overtraining syndrome

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    Izabel Cristina Provenza de Miranda Rohlfs

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available As pressões provocadas pelas exigências do esporte competitivo levam muitos atletas a excederem os limites de sua capacidade física e psicológica, acarretando a manifestação da síndrome do excesso de treinamento (overtraining. O intuito deste artigo de revisão é, a partir do material original, discutir o processo de validação do Perfil dos Estados de Humor-Adolescentes (POMS-A para uso em adultos(1. Esse instrumento foi desenvolvido para permitir uma rápida mensuração dos estados de humor entre populações de adolescentes e adultos, já tendo sido demonstrada, em recentes pesquisas, sua eficácia no diagnóstico desses estados alterados pelo treinamento intensivo. O POMS-A foi administrado a atletas adultos de competição, atletas estudantes adultos, atletas adolescentes de competição e estudantes adolescentes. Um subgrupo de atletas estudantes adultos foi utilizado para testar a validade do critério do POMS-A. A análise do fator confirmatório deu suporte para a validade fatorial do modelo de 24 itens e seis fatores, usando ambas as análises: independente e amostras múltiplas. Relações entre os escores do POMS-A e medidas validadas previamente, que eram coerentes com fundamentações teóricas, sustentaram a validade do critério de medida. Evidências foram encontradas dando suporte à integridade psicométrica do POMS-A quando se estendeu de adolescentes para populações de adultos. Tais evidências sugerem que o POMS-A é um instrumento apropriado para avaliação de perfis do humor, além do que a brevidade do teste facilita a coleta de dados em ambientes de pesquisa. Pretende-se, em estudos posteriores, validar e aplicar o instrumento BRUMS (nome atual do POMS-A na detecção da síndrome do excesso de treinamento em atletas brasileiros, para o que já existe autorização dos autores Terry, Lane e Fogarty(1.Las presiones provocadas por las exigencias del deporte competitivo llevan muchos atletas a exceder los l

  4. Correlation between the FINish diabetes risk score and the severity of coronary artery disease

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    Đurić Predrag

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. The FINish Diabetes RIsk SCore (FINDRISC which includes age, body mass index (BMI, waist circumference, physical (in activity, diet, arterial hypertension, history of high glucose levels, and family history of diabetes, is of a great significance in identifying patients with impaired glucose tolerance and a 10-year risk assessment of developing type 2 diabetes in adults. Due to the fact that the FINDRISC score includes parameters which are risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD, our aim was to determine a correlation between this score, and some of its parameters respectively, with the severity of angiographically verified CAD in patients with stable angina in two ways: according to the Synergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX score and the number of diseased coronary arteries. Methods. The study included 70 patients with stable angina consecutively admitted to the Clinic of Cardiology, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade. The FINDRISC score was calculated in all the patients immediately prior to angiography. Venous blood samples were collected and inflammatory markers [erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, leucocytes, C-reactive protein (CRP, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting glucose] determined. Coronary angiography was performed in order to determine the severity of coronary artery disease according to the SYNTAX score and the number of affected coronary vessels: 1-vessel, 2-vessel or 3-vessel disease (hemodynamically significant stenoses: more than 70% of the blood vessel lumen. The patients were divided into three groups regarding the FINDRISC score: group I: 5-11 points; group II: 12-16 points; group III: 17-22 points. Results. Out of 70 patients (52 men and 18 women enrolled in this study, 14 had normal coronary angiogram. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between the FINDRISC score and its parameters respectively

  5. Scoring dynamics across professional team sports: tempo, balance and predictability

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    Merritt, Sears; Clauset, Aaron

    2013-01-01

    Despite growing interest in quantifying and modeling the scoring dynamics within professional sports games, relative little is known about what patterns or principles, if any, cut across different sports. Using a comprehensive data set of scoring events in nearly a dozen consecutive seasons of college and professional (American) football, professional hockey, and professional basketball, we identify several common patterns in scoring dynamics. Across these sports, scoring tempo---when scoring...

  6. Ansiedade infantil e instrumentos de avaliação: uma revisão sistemática Childhood anxiety and assessment instruments: a systematic review

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    Wildson Vieira da Silva

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Fazer um levantamento dos principais instrumentos de avaliação da ansiedade em crianças, quando surgiram, que tipos de estudos foram realizados com os mesmos, verificando os países de maior incidência de aplicação dos testes, bem como a realidade dos instrumentos no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Revisão sistemática em bancos de dados eletrônicos _ Psychoinfo (1940 _ Maio 2002, Psyclit (1887 _ maio 2002, Medline (1966 _ maio 2002 e Eric (1966 _ maio 2002. Busca de informações fundamentada em comunicação pessoal e capítulos de livros. O critério de inclusão foi: estudos realizados com crianças, nos quais o construto ansiedade foi avaliado por algum instrumento psicométrico. Critérios de exclusão: artigos alusivos à pesquisa com adolescentes, adultos e animais; artigos utilizando testes projetivos ou sem a indicação do instrumento. Os artigos indexados repetidamente em dois ou mais bancos foram considerados apenas uma vez. RESULTADOS: Esta revisão apontou 1.911 estudos que utilizaram, no mínimo, um instrumento de avaliação de ansiedade; 118 instrumentos foram usados para este fim. Conclusões: Atualmente, existem inúmeros instrumentos disponíveis para avaliação da ansiedade em crianças; entretanto, no Brasil, a escala disponível no mercado está desatualizada e as mais modernas encontram-se somente em centros clínicos acadêmicos.OBJECTIVE: To make a survey of the principal anxiety instruments available for children, when they appeared, the type of methods used, verifying which countries have the highest number of children anxiety instruments and also how is the Brazilian reality on this matter. METHODS: A systematic review on electronic databases _ Psychoinfo (1940 _ May 2002, Psyclit (1887 _ May 2002, Medline (1966 _ May 2002 e Eric (1966 _ May 2002. Information collected on personal communications and books chapters. The inclusion criterion utilized: studies realized with children, where the anxiety were

  7. Configuração glótica em tocadores de instrumento de sopro Glottic configuration in wind instrument players

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    Claudia Alessandra Eckley

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento dos problemas de saúde relacionados à voz ocupacional torna-se cada vez mais importante à medida que mais indivíduos usam a voz como instrumento de trabalho. Os músicos tocadores de instrumento de sopro são um grupo bastante específico de indivíduos que usa o trato vocal intensamente no exercício de suas atividades profissionais. Curiosamente, pouco ou nada temos relatado sobre a atuação direta da laringe nesta modalidade profissional. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do atual estudo foi avaliar o comportamento da laringe e do trato vocal de músicos tocadores de instrumento de sopro. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram estudados 10 indivíduos tocadores profissionais de instrumento de sopro através de videonasofibrolaringoscopia, sendo observados o comportamento da laringe, faringe e língua durante o tocar do instrumento. RESULTADOS: Em todos os participantes deste estudo observamos que os tons musicais foram produzidos durante a adução das pregas vocais. O relato de maior dificuldade técnica de tocar determinada peça musical estava relacionado a uma maior tensão glótica (constricção látero-lateral e supraglótica. CONCLUSÕES: A glote participa ativamente da produção sonora do instrumento de sopro e que alterações na configuração glótica podem interferir na produção sonora musical final. Estes conhecimentos sugerem a necessidade de incluir os músicos tocadores de instrumento de sopro no grupo dos chamados profissionais da voz.INTRODUCTION: Knowledge of occupational voice disorders has gained increased importance as more individuals rely on their voices for their work. Wind instrument players are a specific group of individuals that present intensive use of the vocal tract associated with blowing their instrument. Interestingly, only a small number of reports focus on the laryngeal function of such professionals. AIM: The current study evaluated the laryngeal and vocal tract movement of wind instrument players. MATERIAL

  8. Best waveform score for diagnosing keratoconus

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    Allan Luz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To test whether corneal hysteresis (CH and corneal resistance factor (CRF can discriminate between keratoconus and normal eyes and to evaluate whether the averages of two consecutive measurements perform differently from the one with the best waveform score (WS for diagnosing keratoconus. METHODS: ORA measurements for one eye per individual were selected randomly from 53 normal patients and from 27 patients with keratoconus. Two groups were considered the average (CH-Avg, CRF-Avg and best waveform score (CH-WS, CRF-WS groups. The Mann-Whitney U-test was used to evaluate whether the variables had similar distributions in the Normal and Keratoconus groups. Receiver operating characteristics (ROC curves were calculated for each parameter to assess the efficacy for diagnosing keratoconus and the same obtained for each variable were compared pairwise using the Hanley-McNeil test. RESULTS: The CH-Avg, CRF-Avg, CH-WS and CRF-WS differed significantly between the normal and keratoconus groups (p<0.001. The areas under the ROC curve (AUROC for CH-Avg, CRF-Avg, CH-WS, and CRF-WS were 0.824, 0.873, 0.891, and 0.931, respectively. CH-WS and CRF-WS had significantly better AUROCs than CH-Avg and CRF-Avg, respectively (p=0.001 and 0.002. CONCLUSION: The analysis of the biomechanical properties of the cornea through the ORA method has proved to be an important aid in the diagnosis of keratoconus, regardless of the method used. The best waveform score (WS measurements were superior to the average of consecutive ORA measurements for diagnosing keratoconus.

  9. Do efficiency scores depend on input mix?

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    Asmild, Mette; Hougaard, Jens Leth; Kronborg, Dorte

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we examine the possibility of using the standard Kruskal-Wallis (KW) rank test in order to evaluate whether the distribution of efficiency scores resulting from Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is independent of the input (or output) mix of the observations. Since the DEA frontier...... is estimated, many standard assumptions for evaluating the KW test statistic are violated. Therefore, we propose to explore its statistical properties by the use of simulation studies. The simulations are performed conditional on the observed input mixes. The method, unlike existing approaches...

  10. Fingerprint Recognition Using Minutia Score Matching

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    J, Ravi; R, Venugopal K

    2010-01-01

    The popular Biometric used to authenticate a person is Fingerprint which is unique and permanent throughout a person's life. A minutia matching is widely used for fingerprint recognition and can be classified as ridge ending and ridge bifurcation. In this paper we projected Fingerprint Recognition using Minutia Score Matching method (FRMSM). For Fingerprint thinning, the Block Filter is used, which scans the image at the boundary to preserves the quality of the image and extract the minutiae from the thinned image. The false matching ratio is better compared to the existing algorithm.

  11. Evaluating the Validity and Applicability of Automated Essay Scoring in Two Massive Open Online Courses

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    Erin Dawna Reilly

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The use of massive open online courses (MOOCs to expand students’ access to higher education has raised questions regarding the extent to which this course model can provide and assess authentic, higher level student learning. In response to this need, MOOC platforms have begun utilizing automated essay scoring (AES systems that allow students to engage in critical writing and free-response activities. However, there is a lack of research investigating the validity of such systems in MOOCs. This research examined the effectiveness of an AES tool to score writing assignments in two MOOCs. Results indicated that some significant differences existed between Instructor grading, AES-Holistic scores, and AES-Rubric Total scores within two MOOC courses. However, use of the AES system may still be useful given instructors’ assessment needs and intent. Findings from this research have implications for instructional technology administrators, educational designers, and instructors implementing AES learning activities in MOOC courses.

  12. Consulta de enfermagem ao portador de Hanseníase: proposta de um instrumento para aplicação do processo de enfermagem Consulta de enfermería al portador de la Lepra: propuesta de una herramienta para aplicación del proceso de enfermería Nursing consultation for Leprosy patients: proposal of an instrument for nursing process application

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    Marli Teresinha Cassamassimo Duarte

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se relatar a experiência da consulta de enfermagem junto aos portadores de hanseníase, realizada em unidade de atenção primária à saúde de uma Universidade do interior do Estado de São Paulo, bem como apresentar o instrumento utilizado. Essa atividade é realizada por dois enfermeiros, que atuam por mais de duas décadas no programa, acumulando, assim, experiência no cuidado a esses indivíduos. Avaliam-se a eficiência dos instrumentos quanto à forma e conteúdo, possibilitando o levantamento das reais necessidades de saúde, a partir de um olhar ampliado do processo saúde-doença. Com esta proposta, espera-se facilitar a atuação do enfermeiro na implementação das ações, visando o cuidado integral.Se ha pretendido relatar la experiencia de la consulta de enfermería con los portadores de enfermedad de Hansen, realizada en una unidad de atención primaria a la salud de una universidad del interior del Estado de São Paulo, además de presentar el instrumento utilizado. Esa actividad es realizada por dos enfermeros que actúan desde hace más de dos décadas en el programa y acumulan, así, experiencia en el cuidado a esos individuos. Se evalúa la eficiencia de los instrumentos en cuanto a la forma y contenido, lo que posibilita la averiguación de las reales necesidades de salud con una mirada ampliada del proceso salud-enfermedad. Con esta propuesta, se espera facilitar la actuación del enfermero en la implementación de las acciones con caras al cuidado integral.This study aimed at reporting the experience of nursing consultation for leprosy patients performed at a university primary health care unit in inner São Paulo state as well as at presenting the instrument used. This activity is performed by two nurses who have worked in the program for over two decades and have thus become experienced in providing care to this type of patient. The effectiveness of instruments is evaluated as concerns form and content

  13. [Validation of a diagnostic scoring system (Ohmann score) in acute appendicitis].

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    Zielke, A; Sitter, H; Rampp, T A; Schäfer, E; Hasse, C; Lorenz, W; Rothmund, M

    1999-07-01

    A diagnostic scoring system, recently published by Ohmann et al. in this journal, was validated by analyzing the clinicopathological data of a consecutive series of 2,359 patients, admitted for suspicion of acute appendicitis. The results of the scoring system were compared to the results of clinical evaluation by junior (provisional) and senior surgeons (final clinical diagnosis). To assess the diagnostic ability of the score, the accuracy and positive predictive value were defined as the major diagnostic performance parameters; the rate of theoretical negative laparotomies and that of diagnostic errors served as the major procedural performance parameters. Of 2,359 patients admitted for suspected acute appendicitis, 662 were proven to have acute appendicitis by histology, for a prevalence of 28%. The overall sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy of the provisional clinical diagnosis were 0.50, 0.94, 0.77, 0.83, and 0.82; 0.93, for the score 0.63, 0.93, 0.77, 0.86 and 0.84, and for the final clinical diagnosis 0.90, 0.94, 0.85, 0.96, and 0.93, respectively. Of the main diagnostic performance parameter, the accuracy of the score was significantly better than that of provisional clinical diagnosis (P apendicitis, the score demonstrated a superior performance, with only 6 cases missed (0.9%). However, the number of patients with acute appendicitis, including those with perforated disease, who were not identified by the score, was almost four times that of the final clinical diagnosis (245 vs 63). With regard to the main procedural performance parameter, the score resulted in a significantly smaller number of diagnostic errors than the provisional clinical investigator (P < 0.05, chi 2 test). The results of this study indicate that the diagnostic scoring system might be helpful when experienced investigators or additional diagnostic modalities such as ultrasonography are not available. It may therefore be of value

  14. Bone T-Scores and Functional Status: A Cross-Sectional Study on German Elderly

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    Shoma Berkemeyer; Jochen Schumacher; Ulrich Thiem; Ludger Pientka

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: We explore the association between bone T-scores, used in osteoporosis diagnosis, and functional status since we hypothesized that bone health can impact elderly functional status and indirectly independence. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study (2005-2006) on community dwelling elderly (> = 75 years) from Herne, Germany we measured bone T-scores with Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and functional status indexed by five geriatric tests: activities of daily living, instrumental ac...

  15. Bone T-scores and functional status: a cross-sectional study on German elderly.

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    Shoma Berkemeyer

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: We explore the association between bone T-scores, used in osteoporosis diagnosis, and functional status since we hypothesized that bone health can impact elderly functional status and indirectly independence. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study (2005-2006 on community dwelling elderly (> = 75 years from Herne, Germany we measured bone T-scores with Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and functional status indexed by five geriatric tests: activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, test of dementia, geriatric depression score and the timed-up-and-go test, and two pooled indexes: raw and standardized. Generalized linear regression was used to determine the relationship between T-scores and functional status. RESULTS: From 3243 addresses, only 632 (19% completed a clinical visit, of which only 440 (male:female, 243:197 could be included in analysis. T-scores (-0.99, 95% confidence interval [CI], -1.1-0.9 predicted activities of daily living (95.3 CI, 94.5-96.2, instrumental activities of daily living (7.3 CI, 94.5-96.2, and timed-up-and-go test (10.7 CI, 10.0-11.3 (P < = 0.05. Pooled data showed that a unit improvement in T-score improved standardized pooled functional status (15 CI, 14.7-15.3 by 0.41 and the raw (99.4 CI, 97.8-101.0 by 2.27 units. These results were limited due to pooling of different scoring directions, selection bias, and a need to follow-up with evidence testing. CONCLUSIONS: T-scores associated with lower functional status in community-dwelling elderly. Regular screening of osteoporosis as a preventive strategy might help maintain life quality with aging.

  16. Literature in focus: How to Score

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    2006-01-01

    What is the perfect way to take a free kick? Which players are under more stress: attackers, midfielders or defenders? How do we know when a ball has crossed the goal-line? And how can teams win a penalty shoot out? From international team formations to the psychology of the pitch and the changing room... The World Cup might be a time to forget about physics for a while, but not for Ken Bray, a theoretical physicist and visiting Fellow of the Sport and Exercise Science Group at the University of Bath who specializes in the science of football. Dr Bray will visit CERN to talk exclusively about his book: How to Score. As a well-seasoned speaker and advisor to professional football teams, this presentation promises to be a fascinating and timely insight into the secret science that lies behind 'the beautiful game'. If you play or just watch football, don't miss this event! Ken Bray - How to Score Thursday 22 June at 3 p.m. (earlier than usual to avoid clashes with World Cup matches!) Central Library reading ...

  17. Field trials of the Baby Check score card: mothers scoring their babies at home.

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    Thornton, A J; Morley, C J; Green, S J; Cole, T J; Walker, K A; Bonnett, J M

    1991-01-01

    The Baby Check score card has been developed to help parents and health professionals grade the severity of acute illness in babies. This paper reports the results of two field trials in which mothers used Baby Check at home, 104 mothers scoring their babies daily for a week and 56 using it for six months. They all found Baby Check easy to use, between 68% and 81% found it useful, and 96% would recommended it to others. Over 70% of those using it daily used it very competently. Those using it infrequently did less well, suggesting that familiarity with the assessment is important. The scores obtained show that Baby Check's use would not increase the number of mothers seeking medical advice. With introduction and practice most mothers should be able to use Baby Check effectively. It should help them assess their babies' illnesses and make appropriate decisions about seeking medical advice.

  18. Comparison of New Ballards score and Parkins score for gestational age estimation.

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    Sreekumar, Kavita; d'Lima, Annely; Nesargi, Saudamini; Rao, Suman; Bhat, Swarnarekha

    2013-08-01

    This prospective analytical study was done to compare the accuracy of New Ballards score (NBS) and Parkins score (PS) in assessing the gestational age (GA) in newborns. The GA of 284 babies was assessed by the NBS and PS within 24 hours of birth. The two methods of assessment were compared using the Bland Altmann Plot. The mean difference between the two measurements was 1.530576. 95% of the values lay within the limits of agreement which are -1.82982 and 4.890974. The two methods are found to be in acceptable agreement. Parkins score enables us to easily assess the gestational age of babies within ±12 days, especially in sick and preterm babies.

  19. Prediction of true test scores from observed item scores and ancillary data.

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    Haberman, Shelby J; Yao, Lili; Sinharay, Sandip

    2015-05-01

    In many educational tests which involve constructed responses, a traditional test score is obtained by adding together item scores obtained through holistic scoring by trained human raters. For example, this practice was used until 2008 in the case of GRE(®) General Analytical Writing and until 2009 in the case of TOEFL(®) iBT Writing. With use of natural language processing, it is possible to obtain additional information concerning item responses from computer programs such as e-rater(®). In addition, available information relevant to examinee performance may include scores on related tests. We suggest application of standard results from classical test theory to the available data to obtain best linear predictors of true traditional test scores. In performing such analysis, we require estimation of variances and covariances of measurement errors, a task which can be quite difficult in the case of tests with limited numbers of items and with multiple measurements per item. As a consequence, a new estimation method is suggested based on samples of examinees who have taken an assessment more than once. Such samples are typically not random samples of the general population of examinees, so that we apply statistical adjustment methods to obtain the needed estimated variances and covariances of measurement errors. To examine practical implications of the suggested methods of analysis, applications are made to GRE General Analytical Writing and TOEFL iBT Writing. Results obtained indicate that substantial improvements are possible both in terms of reliability of scoring and in terms of assessment reliability.

  20. Proposta de um instrumento de medida para avaliar a satisfação de clientes de bancos utilizando a Teoria da Resposta ao Item Proposal of tool to assess the satisfaction of bank customers using the Item Response Theory

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    Alceu Balbim Junior

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um instrumento de medida para avaliação da satisfação de clientes de bancos utilizando a Teoria da Resposta ao Item (TRI. Satisfazer os clientes tem sido uma busca constante das organizações que procuram manterem-se competitivas no mercado. Estudos constatam a relação entre a qualidade percebida pelos clientes, a satisfação e fidelidade. A avaliação da satisfação pode ser realizada por meio da qualidade percebida pelos clientes e a construção de ferramentas de avaliação deve contemplar características específicas da atividade em questão. Embasando-se em artigos que avaliam a satisfação de clientes de bancos, propõe-se um instrumento formado por 29 itens. Os itens foram aplicados a 240 clientes a fim de avaliar a satisfação com o banco de maior relacionamento. Utilizando a Teoria da Resposta ao Item, foram identificados os parâmetros dos itens e a curva de informação. A análise do grau de discriminação dos itens indicou que todos são apropriados. A curva de informação obtida evidenciou o intervalo no qual o instrumento apresenta melhores estimativas para níveis de satisfação. O trabalho apresentou o nível médio de satisfação da amostra e a concentração de clientes nos diferentes níveis de satisfação da escala.This paper presents a model for assessing the satisfaction of bank customers using the Item Response Theory (IRT. Organizations are constantly making effort to satisfy customers seeking to remain competitive. Several studies have reported on the relationship between perceived quality, satisfaction, and loyalty. The assessment of satisfaction can be accomplished through the perceived quality, and the development of assessment tools should address specific features of the activity in question. Based on articles that assess the satisfaction of bank customers, this study proposes an assessment tool consisting of 29 items. The items were applied to 240 clients to assess their